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26th Dec '16 7:58:31 AM mimitchi33
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* This is what causes Peter to tell his family the stories of the original Star Wars trilogy in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuyPresentsLaughItUpFuzzball'' and its' sequels.

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* This is what causes Peter to tell his family the stories of the original Star Wars trilogy in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuyPresentsLaughItUpFuzzball'' and its' sequels.''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuyPresentsLaughItUpFuzzball''.
26th Dec '16 7:55:55 AM mimitchi33
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* This is what causes Peter to tell his family the stories of the original Star Wars trilogy in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuyPresentsLaughItUpFuzzball'' and its' sequels.
22nd Dec '16 2:25:04 AM JackG
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* In ''The Aliens Are Coming'' (1980), an unsuccessful pilot for an AlienInvasion series, the presence of the alien spacecraft causes brown-outs (the power fades but doesn't go out).
19th Dec '16 11:18:55 AM ngh93
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio}}'': Nigel the cockatoo flies straight into a electrical transformer resulting in a huge blackout, ''right'' as the soccer team is going for the final point during a major game.
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* A power outage occurs in Rio de Janeiro as a result of Nigel the cockatoo hitting an electrical transformer in one scene in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio}}''.
13th Dec '16 7:42:20 AM Doug86
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** A major military conflict may also precipitate deliberate blackouts as a civil defense measure, in addition to those inadvertently caused by bombing or battle damage; during WorldWarII the whole of Great Britain was blacked out at night for nearly six years.[[note]]It was felt that offering German bombers the opportunity to home in on major cities simply by flying towards very obvious lights at night was making it too easy for them. Whilst Britain took this to absolute extremes, and advances in night navigation and radar would have made this largely irelevant by 1945, there was a certain truth here. German U-boat commanders operating off the east coast of the USA in early 1942 were amazed at the way American ports were still lit up as though the war had never started. This made it a lot easier to get navigational fixes - and to acquire targets. A lot of American shipping went down before the US authorities realised. British-style blackouts belatedly became the norm on both coasts of the USA but were only sporadically applied elsewhere.[[/note]]

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** A major military conflict may also precipitate deliberate blackouts as a civil defense measure, in addition to those inadvertently caused by bombing or battle damage; during WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the whole of Great Britain was blacked out at night for nearly six years.[[note]]It was felt that offering German bombers the opportunity to home in on major cities simply by flying towards very obvious lights at night was making it too easy for them. Whilst Britain took this to absolute extremes, and advances in night navigation and radar would have made this largely irelevant by 1945, there was a certain truth here. German U-boat commanders operating off the east coast of the USA in early 1942 were amazed at the way American ports were still lit up as though the war had never started. This made it a lot easier to get navigational fixes - and to acquire targets. A lot of American shipping went down before the US authorities realised. British-style blackouts belatedly became the norm on both coasts of the USA but were only sporadically applied elsewhere.[[/note]]
11th Dec '16 11:22:19 PM Mdumas43073
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This is probably caused by a machine that sucks way too much energy. Sometimes the power is adequate and the machine works, other times it begins a quest for the heroes to find something that ''is'' powerful enough.

Alternately, it could be caused by a giant [[{{EMP}} Electromagnetic Pulse]], a SolarFlareDisaster, or perhaps an AlienInvasion. A major military conflict may also precipitate deliberate blackouts as a civil defense measure, as well as those inadvertently caused by bombing or battle damage; during WorldWarII the whole of Great Britain was blacked out at night for nearly six years.[[note]]It was felt that offering German bombers the opportunity to home in on major cities simply by flying towards very obvious lights at night was making it too easy for them. Whilst Britain took this to absolute extremes, and advances in night navigation and radar would have made this largely irelevant by 1945, there was a certain truth here. German U-boat commanders operating off the east coast of the USA in early 1942 were amazed at the way American ports were still lit up as though the war had never started. This made it a lot easier to get navigational fixes - and to acquire targets. A lot of American shipping went down before the US authorities realised. British-style blackouts belatedly became the norm on both coasts of the USA but were only sporadically applied elsewhere. [[/note]]

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This is probably caused by a machine that sucks way too much energy. Sometimes the power is adequate and the machine works, other times it begins a quest for the heroes to find something that ''is'' powerful enough.

enough. Alternately, it could be caused by a giant [[{{EMP}} Electromagnetic Pulse]], a SolarFlareDisaster, or perhaps an AlienInvasion. A major military conflict may also precipitate deliberate blackouts as a civil defense measure, as well as those inadvertently caused by bombing or battle damage; during WorldWarII the whole of Great Britain was blacked out at night for nearly six years.[[note]]It was felt that offering German bombers the opportunity to home in on major cities simply by flying towards very obvious lights at night was making it too easy for them. Whilst Britain took this to absolute extremes, and advances in night navigation and radar would have made this largely irelevant by 1945, there was a certain truth here. German U-boat commanders operating off the east coast of the USA in early 1942 were amazed at the way American ports were still lit up as though the war had never started. This made it a lot easier to get navigational fixes - and to acquire targets. A lot of American shipping went down before the US authorities realised. British-style blackouts belatedly became the norm on both coasts of the USA but were only sporadically applied elsewhere. [[/note]]
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** A major military conflict may also precipitate deliberate blackouts as a civil defense measure, in addition to those inadvertently caused by bombing or battle damage; during WorldWarII the whole of Great Britain was blacked out at night for nearly six years.[[note]]It was felt that offering German bombers the opportunity to home in on major cities simply by flying towards very obvious lights at night was making it too easy for them. Whilst Britain took this to absolute extremes, and advances in night navigation and radar would have made this largely irelevant by 1945, there was a certain truth here. German U-boat commanders operating off the east coast of the USA in early 1942 were amazed at the way American ports were still lit up as though the war had never started. This made it a lot easier to get navigational fixes - and to acquire targets. A lot of American shipping went down before the US authorities realised. British-style blackouts belatedly became the norm on both coasts of the USA but were only sporadically applied elsewhere.[[/note]]
11th Dec '16 11:19:51 PM Mdumas43073
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Alternately, it could be caused by a giant [[{{EMP}} Electromagnetic Pulse]], a SolarFlareDisaster, or perhaps an AlienInvasion. A major military conflict may also precipitate deliberate blackouts as a civil defense measure, as well as those inadvertently caused by bombing or battle damage. (During WorldWarII the whole of Great Britain was blacked out at night for nearly six years.)[[note]]It was felt that offering German bombers the opportunity to home in on major cities simply by flying towards very obvious lights at night was making it too easy for them. Whilst Britain took this to absolute extremes, and advances in night navigation and radar would have made this largely irelevant by 1945, there was a certain truth here. German U-boat commanders operating off the east coast of the USA in early 1942 were amazed at the way American ports were still lit up as though the war had never started. This made it a lot easier to get navigational fixes - and to acquire targets. A lot of American shipping went down before the US authorities realised. British-style blackouts belatedly became the norm on both coasts of the USA but were only sporadically applied elsewhere. [[/note]]

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Alternately, it could be caused by a giant [[{{EMP}} Electromagnetic Pulse]], a SolarFlareDisaster, or perhaps an AlienInvasion. A major military conflict may also precipitate deliberate blackouts as a civil defense measure, as well as those inadvertently caused by bombing or battle damage. (During damage; during WorldWarII the whole of Great Britain was blacked out at night for nearly six years.)[[note]]It [[note]]It was felt that offering German bombers the opportunity to home in on major cities simply by flying towards very obvious lights at night was making it too easy for them. Whilst Britain took this to absolute extremes, and advances in night navigation and radar would have made this largely irelevant by 1945, there was a certain truth here. German U-boat commanders operating off the east coast of the USA in early 1942 were amazed at the way American ports were still lit up as though the war had never started. This made it a lot easier to get navigational fixes - and to acquire targets. A lot of American shipping went down before the US authorities realised. British-style blackouts belatedly became the norm on both coasts of the USA but were only sporadically applied elsewhere. [[/note]]
11th Dec '16 11:18:59 PM Mdumas43073
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Alternately, it could be caused by a giant [[{{EMP}} Electromagnetic Pulse]], a SolarFlareDisaster, or perhaps an AlienInvasion. A major conflict such as WW2 also precipitated deliberate blackouts, as well as those inadvertently caused by bombing or battle damage. The whole of Great Britain was blacked out at night for nearly six years. [[note]]It was felt that offering German bombers the opportunity to home in on major cities simply by flying towards very obvious lights at night was making it too easy for them. Whilst Britain took this to absolute extremes, and advances in night navigation and radar would have made this largely irelevant by 1945, there was a certain truth here. German U-boat commanders operating off the east coast of the USA in early 1942 were amazed at the way American ports were still lit up as though the war had never started. This made it a lot easier to get navigational fixes - and to acquire targets. A lot of American shipping went down before the US authorities realised. British-style blackouts belatedly became the norm on both coasts of the USA but were only sporadically applied elsewhere. [[/note]]

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Alternately, it could be caused by a giant [[{{EMP}} Electromagnetic Pulse]], a SolarFlareDisaster, or perhaps an AlienInvasion. A major military conflict such as WW2 may also precipitated precipitate deliberate blackouts, blackouts as a civil defense measure, as well as those inadvertently caused by bombing or battle damage. The (During WorldWarII the whole of Great Britain was blacked out at night for nearly six years. [[note]]It years.)[[note]]It was felt that offering German bombers the opportunity to home in on major cities simply by flying towards very obvious lights at night was making it too easy for them. Whilst Britain took this to absolute extremes, and advances in night navigation and radar would have made this largely irelevant by 1945, there was a certain truth here. German U-boat commanders operating off the east coast of the USA in early 1942 were amazed at the way American ports were still lit up as though the war had never started. This made it a lot easier to get navigational fixes - and to acquire targets. A lot of American shipping went down before the US authorities realised. British-style blackouts belatedly became the norm on both coasts of the USA but were only sporadically applied elsewhere. [[/note]]
27th Nov '16 6:48:10 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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** In ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' A big blackout has hit most of Lumiose City apart from the Southern Avenue. Like the above example the player cannot move beyond Southern Boulevard until they solve the situation at the Power Plant causing the blackout. Also if the player plays at night the whole city is [[GameplayAndStorySegregation still brightly lit]].

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** In ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' A a big blackout has hit most of Lumiose City apart from the Southern Avenue. Like the above example the player cannot move beyond Southern Boulevard until they solve the situation at the Power Plant causing the blackout. Also if the player plays at night the whole city is [[GameplayAndStorySegregation still brightly lit]].
27th Nov '16 6:47:34 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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** In ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' Sophocles summons the Totem Poke´mon with a machine that knocks out the power to the Observatory he works in.

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** In ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' Sophocles summons the Totem Poke´mon Pokemon with a machine that knocks out the power to the Observatory he works in.
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