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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.
9th Jul '17 11:03:15 AM nombretomado
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* ''Series/DadsArmy'' was set on the potential invasion coast in Kent/Sussex in WW2. A deliberate blackout imposed on the whole of the UK was enforced even more severely here, as the line of the expected German invasion was also the shortest route for German bombers to take when attacking London. Draconian penalties were imposed on those who allowed even the slightest chink of light to show from outside their home; a corps of air-raid wardens was recruited to enforce the legislation and were widely hated for their [[ObstructiveBureaucrat petty-Hitler attitude]] and the way they exerted the powers they had been given. This was satirised in the officious and unpleasant personality of Air-Raid Warden Hodges.

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* ''Series/DadsArmy'' was set on the potential invasion coast in Kent/Sussex in WW2.[=WW2=]. A deliberate blackout imposed on the whole of the UK was enforced even more severely here, as the line of the expected German invasion was also the shortest route for German bombers to take when attacking London. Draconian penalties were imposed on those who allowed even the slightest chink of light to show from outside their home; a corps of air-raid wardens was recruited to enforce the legislation and were widely hated for their [[ObstructiveBureaucrat petty-Hitler attitude]] and the way they exerted the powers they had been given. This was satirised in the officious and unpleasant personality of Air-Raid Warden Hodges.
9th Jun '17 5:09:36 PM Mdumas43073
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* ''Saxon'', a British HeavyMetal band, has the song ''747 (Strangers in the Night)'', that narrates the problems of a [[RealLife/CoolPlane Boeing 747]] running out of fuel as it approaches New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport that, as the city, is suffering a severe power outage.

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* ''Saxon'', Saxon, a British HeavyMetal band, has the song ''747 "747 (Strangers in the Night)'', that Night)", which narrates the problems of a [[RealLife/CoolPlane Boeing 747]] running out of fuel as it approaches New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport that, just as the city, city is suffering a severe power outage.outage.
* Music/TheBeeGees' "(The Lights Went Out in) Massachusetts" could be an example of this if you take the lyrics literally.
1st Jun '17 5:28:12 AM JackG
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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 that's diving towards them.]]
4th May '17 11:31:01 PM darkabomination
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* In chapter 3 of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky'', the group's gone over to Professor Russell's house to analyze the Black Orbment. Uniquely, it lacks any form of identification, serial number, or slots to equip, so it's decided to detect its energy readings. When it's attempted, [[ReadingsAreOffTheScale the thing sucks up as much energy as it can and pushes the equipment to its limit]]. It's only after they see [[OhCrap the lights going out in downtown Zeis]] that they decide to call it quits. NPC dialogue the following morning shows that they nearly went into a city-wide panic.
16th Mar '17 9:23:04 AM mimitchi33
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* ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' had this happen in the episode "Thunder and Lightning", in which a thunderstorm causes a blackout in the shop. The kids try to make their way through with candles and then flashlights, but then resort to just telling a Noddy story and hearing a song from the puppets.
12th Mar '17 12:12:03 PM JMQwilleran
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* This is what kickstarts the climax in ''Literature/{{Franklin}}'s Magic Christmas''. A massive icestorm causes a blackout to Faraway Farm and the surrounding area, causing Franklin and Harriet's parents to leave and go check on the Collies. Grandpa Turtle slips and falls on the ice and with no way to call for help, Franklin decides to try to set off for Woodland on his own to get the help off Dr. Bear, with Harriet secretly playing the TagalongKid.

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* This is what kickstarts the climax in ''Literature/{{Franklin}}'s Magic Christmas''. A massive icestorm causes a blackout to Faraway Farm and the surrounding area, causing Franklin and Harriet's parents to leave and go check on the Collies. Grandpa Turtle slips and falls on the ice and with no way to call for help, Franklin decides to try to set off for Woodland on his own to get the help off of Dr. Bear, with Harriet secretly playing the TagalongKid.
12th Mar '17 12:11:38 PM JMQwilleran
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* This is what kickstarts the climax in ''Literature/{{Franklin}}'s Magic Christmas''. A massive icestorm causes a blackout to Faraway Farm and the surrounding area, causing Franklin and Harriet's parents to leave and go check on the Collies. Grandpa Turtle slips and falls on the ice and with no way to call for help, Franklin decides to try to set off for Woodland on his own to get the help off Dr. Bear, with Harriet secretly playing the TagalongKid.
23rd Feb '17 6:41:42 PM jake38
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* ''[[VideoGame/SteelBattalion Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor]]'' has one in the form of [[CataclysmBackstory The Datacide]], which was caused by a silicon eating microbe that destroyed all the worlds microprocessors, effectively resetting Earth's technology level to the 1940s.
6th Feb '17 2:33:38 PM vinkunwildflowerqueen
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* In the Wicked oneshot, appropriately titled "Blackout", there's a blackout at Shiz. Not too much drama- unless you're Galinda and listening to your favourite radio soap opera at the time and the power cuts off at a pivotal moment...
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