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* In the third episode of ''Anime/LoveLiveSunshine'', one happens in the middle of Chika, Riko and You's performance, caused by a thunderstorm.
31st Aug '17 6:00:34 PM merotoker
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* In the ''ComicBook/BatmanHush'' storyline, Batman follows a lead to Gotham City on Poison Ivy's whereabouts, only to find that she's used her poisons to control Franchise/{{Superman}}'s mind. After initially getting away, Batman gets the drop on Superman and electrocutes him with a main power line. All of the lights in Metropolis (which is generally shown to be a highly modern, borderline Crystal Spires kind of city) momentarily go off. Superman was only stunned for a short time, but Batman was only buying time until he could break Ivy's control anyway. This is a ShoutOut to ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'', where Bats hooks into Gotham's power grid to stun Superman.

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* In the ''ComicBook/BatmanHush'' storyline, Batman follows a lead to Gotham City on Poison Ivy's ComicBook/PoisonIvy's whereabouts, only to find that she's used her poisons to control Franchise/{{Superman}}'s mind. After initially getting away, Batman gets the drop on Superman and electrocutes him with a main power line. All of the lights in Metropolis (which is generally shown to be a highly modern, borderline Crystal Spires kind of city) momentarily go off. Superman was only stunned for a short time, but Batman was only buying time until he could break Ivy's control anyway. This is a ShoutOut to ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'', where Bats hooks into Gotham's power grid to stun Superman.



* ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'' foe the Shocker once initiated a series of blackouts, one block at a time, in a pattern to spell out his name when viewed from above.

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* ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'' ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' foe the Shocker once initiated a series of blackouts, one block at a time, in a pattern to spell out his name when viewed from above.



* A Series/{{Ghostwriter}} spin-off book features this as its plot catalyst. Matters quickly get out of hand when the team is scattered throughout the affected part of the city, Alex gets scammed for a cheap flashlight (with batteries not being included unless he coughs up more cash) and Gabby and Tina ending up in a hostage situation.

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* A Series/{{Ghostwriter}} ''Series/{{Ghostwriter}}'' spin-off book features this as its plot catalyst. Matters quickly get out of hand when the team is scattered throughout the affected part of the city, Alex gets scammed for a cheap flashlight (with batteries not being included unless he coughs up more cash) and Gabby and Tina ending up in a hostage situation.



* ''Series/TheGlades'': In "A Perfect Storm", a hurricane knocks out the power in Palm Glade, including the hospital where Carlos in working.He has to find some way to secure a generator to keep vital equipment at the hospital functioning.

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* ''Series/TheGlades'': In "A Perfect Storm", a hurricane knocks out the power in Palm Glade, including the hospital where Carlos in working. He has to find some way to secure a generator to keep vital equipment at the hospital functioning.



* ''Series/ICarly'': Spencer's sculpture in the world record broadcast episode.

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Spencer's sculpture in the world record broadcast episode.



* ''Series/SesameStreet'': An old skit has Ernie and Bert engaging in LoudOfWar by turning on various appliances (TV, radio, blender, etc.), which results in a fuse blowing and the power going out in their apartment.

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* ''Series/SesameStreet'': ''Series/SesameStreet'':
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An old skit has Ernie and Bert engaging in LoudOfWar by turning on various appliances (TV, radio, blender, etc.), which results in a fuse blowing and the power going out in their apartment.



* ''Series/DoctorWho''. In "The Bells of St John", the lights in all the houses around Clara and the Doctor are turned on, while all others in that part of London are turned off, leaving a [[OhCrap giant bulls-eye]] for the [[EverythingIsOnline hacked airliner]] [[NoKillLikeOverkill that's diving towards them.]]

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* ''Series/DoctorWho''. In "The Bells of St John", the lights in all the houses around Clara and the Doctor are turned on, while all others in that part of London are turned off, leaving a [[OhCrap giant bulls-eye]] for the [[EverythingIsOnline hacked airliner]] [[NoKillLikeOverkill [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill that's diving towards them.]]



* In the computer game ''Franchise/CarmenSandiego: Math Detective'', Carmen does this to the ''whole world''.

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* In the computer game ''Franchise/CarmenSandiego: Math Detective'', ''VideoGame/CarmenSandiegoMathDetective'', Carmen does this to the ''whole world''.



* In ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'', a blackout occurs in Sunnyshore City and the player is [[BrokenBridge unable to venture to said city]] until they beat the main game at Spear Pillar.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''
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In ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'', a blackout occurs in Sunnyshore City and the player is [[BrokenBridge unable to venture to said city]] until they beat the main game at Spear Pillar.



* Happens quite a bit in the show ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', one time was in "Elwood City Turns 100" when Muffy had an elaborate electronic sign made to advertise the upcoming school musical, but shortly after turning it on, the power goes out all over the city. A similar experience occurred in the cold open for "Brain Gets Hooked," when Arthur flashes back to when his father and their neighbor got in a competition for the most elaborate Christmas lights display; both of them powered on caused a total blackout across Elwood City.

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* Happens quite a bit in the show ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', one time was in on ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''.
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"Elwood City Turns 100" when Muffy had an elaborate electronic sign made to advertise the upcoming school musical, but shortly after turning it on, the power goes out all over the city. A similar experience occurred in the cold open for "Brain Gets Hooked," when Arthur flashes back to when his father and their neighbor got in a competition for the most elaborate Christmas lights display; both of them powered on caused a total blackout across Elwood City.



* This is what causes Peter to tell his family the stories of the original Star Wars trilogy in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuyPresentsLaughItUpFuzzball''.
* In TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987, the episode "The Big Ripoff," Shredder and Krang are suffering from a power failure in their fortress. There are always some minor technical problems with the Technodrome, but this time, they don't even have the energy for electric lighting, and if they can't get the Technodrome running again, it will fall into some hot lava. This inspires them to finally succeed at stealing a new energy source for the Technodrome.

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* This happens on three separate occasions and is what causes Peter to tell his family the stories of the original Star Wars trilogy in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuyPresentsLaughItUpFuzzball''.
* In TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987, ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'', the episode "The Big Ripoff," Shredder and Krang are suffering from a power failure in their fortress. There are always some minor technical problems with the Technodrome, but this time, they don't even have the energy for electric lighting, and if they can't get the Technodrome running again, it will fall into some hot lava. This inspires them to finally succeed at stealing a new energy source for the Technodrome.



* UsefulNotes/NorthKorea is in pretty much a perpetual blackout, [[http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/9/8003637/north-korea-satellite-photos-night as this satellite image shows]].
** A little FridgeLogic makes that picture particularly [[FridgeHorror horrifying]]. Notice the smaller pinpricks of light. Note their locations. Then compare them with a map of the ''Kwan-li-so'' prison camps. In North Korea, only the gulags are well lit.
* Predicted by some to happen on a global scale as part of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olduvai_theory Olduvai theory]]. Could also be caused by an [[http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/american-blackout/articles/emp-attack/ electromagnetic pulse]] or a [[http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2009/21jan_severespaceweather/ severe solar storm]].
** An instance of the latter in 1989 caused everyone living in the province of Quebec to lose power for almost ten hours.

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* UsefulNotes/NorthKorea is in pretty much a perpetual blackout, [[http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/9/8003637/north-korea-satellite-photos-night as this satellite image shows]]. \n** A little FridgeLogic makes that picture particularly [[FridgeHorror horrifying]]. Notice the smaller pinpricks of light. Note their locations. Then compare them with a map of the ''Kwan-li-so'' prison camps. In North Korea, only the gulags are well lit.
* Predicted by some to happen on a global scale as part of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olduvai_theory Olduvai theory]]. Could also be caused by an [[http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/american-blackout/articles/emp-attack/ electromagnetic pulse]] or a [[http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2009/21jan_severespaceweather/ severe solar storm]].
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storm]]. An instance of the latter in 1989 caused everyone living in the province of Quebec to lose power for almost ten hours.
30th Aug '17 12:23:30 PM REV6Pilot
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* In 2009, severe weather in the Itaipu dam area ended up shorting out three transformers in a key substation. As a result, the entirety of Paraguay and four Brazilian states were plunged into total darkness, with over two-thirds of Brazil being partially affected as well. [[http://fotospublicas.s3.amazonaws.com/files/2015/03/PP_-Apagao-panelaco-aclimacao_0322032015.jpg The landscape of São Paulo, a city about as sleepless as New York, looked vaguely like a screenshot of]] ''VideoGame/Left4Dead''.
24th Aug '17 2:30:52 PM ladyofthelibrary
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* A Series/Ghostwriter spin-off book features this as its plot catalyst. Matters quickly get out of hand when the team is scattered throughout the affected part of the city, Alex gets scammed for a cheap flashlight (with batteries not being included unless he coughs up more cash) and Gabby and Tina ending up in a hostage situation.

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* A Series/Ghostwriter Series/{{Ghostwriter}} spin-off book features this as its plot catalyst. Matters quickly get out of hand when the team is scattered throughout the affected part of the city, Alex gets scammed for a cheap flashlight (with batteries not being included unless he coughs up more cash) and Gabby and Tina ending up in a hostage situation.
24th Aug '17 2:29:08 PM ladyofthelibrary
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* A Series/Ghostwriter spin-off book features this as its plot catalyst. Matters quickly get out of hand when the team is scattered throughout the affected part of the city, Alex gets scammed for a cheap flashlight (with batteries not being included unless he coughs up more cash) and Gabby and Tina ending up in a hostage situation.
16th Aug '17 6:36:45 PM Mdumas43073
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14th Aug '17 5:58:21 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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** Also the episode where a summer heatwave knocks out power to the whole city, and thanks to Spencer's invention, only he and Carly's apartment has power--and air conditioning!
24th Jul '17 6:00:53 PM Thesedaysthosedays
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* In TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987, the episode "The Big Break-In," Shredder and Krang are suffering from a power failure in their fortress. It inspires them to finally succeed at stealing a new energy source for the Technodrome.

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* In TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987, the episode "The Big Break-In," Ripoff," Shredder and Krang are suffering from a power failure in their fortress. It fortress. There are always some minor technical problems with the Technodrome, but this time, they don't even have the energy for electric lighting, and if they can't get the Technodrome running again, it will fall into some hot lava. This inspires them to finally succeed at stealing a new energy source for the Technodrome.
17th Jul '17 10:03:38 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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* In TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987, the episode "The Big Break-In," Shredder and Krang are suffering from a power failure in their fortress. It inspires them to finally succeed at stealing a new energy source for the Technodrome.
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