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3rd Apr '16 8:36:13 PM Angeldeb82
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Compare TheChewToy and TheyKilledKenny, similar concepts that apply to characters rather than their cars. If the owner opts for the "repair" version of this trope, it may lead to the car becoming TheAllegedCar. For added [[HilarityEnsues hilarity]], try combining it with ThePreciousPreciousCar or WatchThePaintJob.

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Compare TheChewToy and TheyKilledKenny, TheyKilledKennyAgain, similar concepts that apply to characters rather than their cars. If the owner opts for the "repair" version of this trope, it may lead to the car becoming TheAllegedCar. For added [[HilarityEnsues hilarity]], {{hilarity|Ensues}}, try combining it with ThePreciousPreciousCar or WatchThePaintJob.



* ThePunisher's Battle Van.

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* ThePunisher's ComicBook/ThePunisher's Battle Van.



* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead Do America: The Movie'' features Tom Anderson's Camper, which suffers--in order--a broken fridge, a TV ruined by spilled cola, total destruction by flood from the Hoover Dam release, being torn apart by ATF agents, destruction in a 300 car pile-up, and being defiled by Beavis having ADateWithRosiePalms (as Cornholio).

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* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead Do America: The Movie'' features Tom Anderson's Camper, which suffers--in order--a broken fridge, a TV ruined by spilled cola, total destruction by flood from the Hoover Dam release, being torn apart by ATF agents, destruction in a 300 car pile-up, and being defiled by Beavis having ADateWithRosiePalms (as Cornholio).



* Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin from ''Franchise/StarWars'' has terrible luck with commanding anything. Every warship we have seen him personally command gets destroyed. The ''Carrion Spike'' [[spoiler: gets [[Literature/{{Tarkin}} stolen and eventually scuttled]] by Teller's group]], The ''Sovereign'' [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels gets blown up over Mustafar]], and we all know [[Film/StarWarsANewHope what happens to Death Star]] (which finally takes him with it). In fact, one reviewer commented that Tarkin just keeps getting bigger and bigger ships and they keep getting destroyed in more spectacular ways.
* The poor, poor pursuit special from ''Film/MadMax''. Wrecked in [[Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior the Road Warrior]], wrecked in [[VideoGame/MadMax2015 the game]] [[spoiler: though apparently it's such a CoolCar that Scrotus left it in one piece]], wrecked in [[Film/MadMaxFuryRoad Fury Road]], fixed, and then wrecked ''again''....

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* Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin from ''Franchise/StarWars'' has terrible luck with commanding anything. Every warship we have seen him personally command gets destroyed. The ''Carrion Spike'' [[spoiler: gets [[Literature/{{Tarkin}} stolen and eventually scuttled]] by Teller's group]], The ''Sovereign'' [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels gets blown up over Mustafar]], and we all know [[Film/StarWarsANewHope [[Film/ANewHope what happens to Death Star]] (which finally takes him with it). In fact, one reviewer commented that Tarkin just keeps getting bigger and bigger ships and they keep getting destroyed in more spectacular ways.
* The poor, poor pursuit special from ''Film/MadMax''. Wrecked in [[Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior the ''[[Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior The Road Warrior]], Warrior]]'', wrecked in [[VideoGame/MadMax2015 the game]] [[spoiler: though apparently it's such a CoolCar that Scrotus left it in one piece]], wrecked in [[Film/MadMaxFuryRoad Fury Road]], fixed, and then wrecked ''again''....



--> '''Mook:''' Jesus, this guy's the frickin Franchise/{{Terminator}}.

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--> '''Mook:''' Jesus, this guy's the frickin frickin' Franchise/{{Terminator}}.



** It gets [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] the ''VideoGame/{{Nightfire}}'' video game, when after taking damage on a vehicle mission, Q will quip:

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** It gets [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}d the ''VideoGame/{{Nightfire}}'' video game, when after taking damage on a vehicle mission, Q will quip:



* In ''{{Series/Eureka}}'', there's at least a 50% chance that any given experiment-of-the-week is going to entertainingly destroy Carter's Jeep. Henry attempts to [[DefiedTrope defy]] this in "Up in the Air" by painting it with a protective osmium coating, but it only leads to the Jeep being literally lost in space. The Jeep was brought to life in the 2011 Christmas special due to some hologram wackiness, and had choice words for Jack for its constant abuse.

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* In ''{{Series/Eureka}}'', there's at least a 50% chance that any given experiment-of-the-week is going to entertainingly destroy Carter's Jeep. Henry attempts to [[DefiedTrope defy]] {{def|iedTrope}}y this in "Up in the Air" by painting it with a protective osmium coating, but it only leads to the Jeep being literally lost in space. The Jeep was brought to life in the 2011 Christmas special due to some hologram wackiness, and had choice words for Jack for its constant abuse.



* Virtually all of the cars that last more than one episode of ''Series/CanadasWorstDriver''. Starting in Season 6, one modern sports car has been used per season as a recurring vehicle -- predictably, it becomes the ChewToy for the contestants. It got so bad for the Dodge Challenger in Season 7, that they gave it a ''funeral'' in the season finale!

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* Virtually all of the cars that last more than one episode of ''Series/CanadasWorstDriver''. Starting in Season 6, one modern sports car has been used per season as a recurring vehicle -- predictably, it becomes the ChewToy TheChewToy for the contestants. It got so bad for the Dodge Challenger in Season 7, that they gave it a ''funeral'' in the season finale!



* Not a car, but Starbug in ''Series/RedDwarf'' is crashed pretty much every other episode, if not more often. Even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in an episode:

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* Not a car, but Starbug in ''Series/RedDwarf'' is crashed pretty much every other episode, if not more often. Even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in an episode:



* DonaldDuck's [[TheAllegedCar famous 313]] has to suffer from time to time.
* Cars owned by {{Goofy}} usually fall into this trope.
* In ''DanVs'', something happening to Dan's car is usually the reason he wants revenge on the episode's subject.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' the team pilot Launchpad [=McQuack=] would crash whatever he was provided with OnceAnEpisode - including a living condor and a gadget plane that accidently folded into a suitcase mid-flight.

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* DonaldDuck's WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck's [[TheAllegedCar famous 313]] has to suffer from time to time.
* Cars owned by {{Goofy}} WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} usually fall into this trope.
* In ''DanVs'', ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'', something happening to Dan's car is usually the reason he wants revenge on the episode's subject.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' the team pilot Launchpad [=McQuack=] would crash whatever he was provided with OnceAnEpisode OncePerEpisode - including a living condor and a gadget plane that accidently accidentally folded into a suitcase mid-flight.



* Kevin's car in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10 Alien Force}}'' repeatedly gets destroyed in various ways. This carries on through the two following shows in increasingly inventive fashions.

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* Kevin's car in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10 Alien Force}}'' ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' repeatedly gets destroyed in various ways. This carries on through the two following shows in increasingly inventive fashions.
9th Mar '16 10:01:26 AM Hossmeister
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* ''BeavisAndButthead Do America: The Movie'' features Tom Anderson's Camper, which suffers--in order--a broken fridge, a TV ruined by spilled cola, total destruction by flood from the Hoover Dam release, being torn apart by ATF agents, destruction in a 300 car pile-up, and being defiled by Beavis having ADateWithRosiePalms (as Cornholio).

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* ''BeavisAndButthead ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead Do America: The Movie'' features Tom Anderson's Camper, which suffers--in order--a broken fridge, a TV ruined by spilled cola, total destruction by flood from the Hoover Dam release, being torn apart by ATF agents, destruction in a 300 car pile-up, and being defiled by Beavis having ADateWithRosiePalms (as Cornholio).
11th Nov '15 4:55:43 PM mlsmithca
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* Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin from Franchise/{{StarWars}} has terrible luck with commanding anything. Every warship we have seen him personally command gets destroyed. The ''Carrion Spike'' [[spoiler: gets [[Literature/{{Tarkin}} stolen and eventually scuttled]] by Teller's group]], The ''Sovereign'' [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels gets blown up over Mustafar]], and we all know [[Film/StarWarsANewHope what happens to Death Star]](which finally takes him with it). In fact, one reviewer commented that Tarkin just keeps getting bigger and bigger ships and they keep getting destroyed in more spectacular ways.

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* Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin from Franchise/{{StarWars}} ''Franchise/StarWars'' has terrible luck with commanding anything. Every warship we have seen him personally command gets destroyed. The ''Carrion Spike'' [[spoiler: gets [[Literature/{{Tarkin}} stolen and eventually scuttled]] by Teller's group]], The ''Sovereign'' [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels gets blown up over Mustafar]], and we all know [[Film/StarWarsANewHope what happens to Death Star]](which Star]] (which finally takes him with it). In fact, one reviewer commented that Tarkin just keeps getting bigger and bigger ships and they keep getting destroyed in more spectacular ways.



*** In two films, Bond managed to not destroy his car, only damage it... only to destroy presumably the same car in the following film.
* In ''Film/SmokeyAndTheBandit'', Sheriff Buford T. Justice's patrol car was the Timex watch of patrol cars. It took a licking and kept on ticking. In fact, it was one of the RunningGags throughout the trilogy that Buford's cruiser was on its last legs:

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*** ** In two films, Bond managed to not destroy his car, only damage it... only to destroy presumably the same car in the following film.
* In ''Film/SmokeyAndTheBandit'', Sheriff Buford T. Justice's patrol car was the Timex watch of patrol cars. It took a licking and kept on ticking. In fact, it was one of the RunningGags {{Running Gag}}s throughout the trilogy that Buford's cruiser was on its last legs:



* Film/TheBluesBrothers' car doesn't quite crash, but it gets into progressively more ludicrous(and strenuous) chases over the course of the movie, and at the end of the final one simply falls to pieces after finally getting Jake and Elliwood' to their goal.

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* Film/TheBluesBrothers' car doesn't quite crash, but it gets into progressively more ludicrous(and strenuous) chases over the course of the movie, and at the end of the final one simply falls to pieces after finally getting Jake and Elliwood' Ellwood to their goal.



* In ''{{Series/Eureka}}'', there's at least a 50% chance that any given experiment-of-the-week is going to entertainingly destroy Carter's Jeep. Henry attempts to [[DefiedTrope defy]] this in "Up in the Air" by painting it with a protective osmium coating, but it only leads to the Jeep being literally lost in space.
** The Jeep was brought to life in the 2011 Christmas special due to some hologram wackiness, and had choice words for Jack for its constant abuse.

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* In ''{{Series/Eureka}}'', there's at least a 50% chance that any given experiment-of-the-week is going to entertainingly destroy Carter's Jeep. Henry attempts to [[DefiedTrope defy]] this in "Up in the Air" by painting it with a protective osmium coating, but it only leads to the Jeep being literally lost in space.
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space. The Jeep was brought to life in the 2011 Christmas special due to some hologram wackiness, and had choice words for Jack for its constant abuse.



* [[Series/TheFallGuy Colt Seavers]] wrecks his GMC Sierra every few episodes. Made worse by the fact that Colt doesn't even really own the car; makes the viewer wonder how many cars Colt has to pay for by the end of the show, seeing as [[EveryCarIsAPinto how explosion-prone vehicles are in this series, especially Colt's truck]].
** Not to mention that Colt keeps destroying everyone else's cars including every single vehicle Howie has ever been able to afford.

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* [[Series/TheFallGuy ''Series/TheFallGuy''[='=]s Colt Seavers]] Seavers wrecks his GMC Sierra every few episodes. Made worse by the fact that Colt doesn't even really own the car; makes the viewer wonder how many cars Colt has to pay for by the end of the show, seeing as [[EveryCarIsAPinto how explosion-prone vehicles are in this series, especially Colt's truck]].
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truck]]. Not to mention that Colt keeps destroying everyone else's cars including every single vehicle Howie has ever been able to afford.



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* ''Radio/TheNavyLark'' has a chronically crashed frigate in the form of HMS Troutbridge thanks to [[NoSenseOfDirection Navigation Officer]] Sub-Lieutenant [[CaptainCrash Phillips]]. It's the only ship in the navy with a corrugated hull, and once had her entire superstructure blown clean off leaving her looking like a miniature aircraft carrier, yet she still manages to not sink and keep going.



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* ''Radio/TheNavyLark'' has a chronically crashed frigate in the form of HMS Troutbridge thanks to [[NoSenseOfDirection Navigation Officer]] Sub-Lieutenant [[CaptainCrash Phillips]]. It's the only ship in the navy with a corrugated hull, and once had her entire superstructure blown clean off leaving her looking like a miniature aircraft carrier, yet she still manages to not sink and keep going.



* ''WackyRaces'', full stop.

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* ''WackyRaces'', %%* ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'', full stop.stop.
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11th Nov '15 1:59:40 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* [[FieryRedhead Vyvyan's]] Ford Angelia from ''Series/TheYoungOnes''. The last time it crashed ended in a TearJerker for Vyvyan since it also killed his pet hamster.
7th Nov '15 10:33:19 PM nombretomado
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* RedVsBlue: The Chupathingy gets destroyed every time in makes an appearance.

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* RedVsBlue: ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'': The Chupathingy gets destroyed every time in makes an appearance.
25th Oct '15 9:12:57 AM SAMAS
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* Tarkin from Franchise/{{StarWars}} has terrible luck with commanding anything. Every warship we have seen him personally command gets destroyed. The ''Carrion Spike'' [[spoiler: gets [[Literature/{{Tarkin}} stolen and eventually scuttled]] by Teller's group]], The ''Sovereign'' [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels gets blown up over Mustafar]], and we all know [[Film/StarWarsANewHope what happens to Death Star]](which finally takes him with it). In fact, one reviewer commented that Tarkin just keeps getting bigger and bigger ships and they keep getting destroyed in more spectacular ways.

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* Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin from Franchise/{{StarWars}} has terrible luck with commanding anything. Every warship we have seen him personally command gets destroyed. The ''Carrion Spike'' [[spoiler: gets [[Literature/{{Tarkin}} stolen and eventually scuttled]] by Teller's group]], The ''Sovereign'' [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels gets blown up over Mustafar]], and we all know [[Film/StarWarsANewHope what happens to Death Star]](which finally takes him with it). In fact, one reviewer commented that Tarkin just keeps getting bigger and bigger ships and they keep getting destroyed in more spectacular ways.
25th Oct '15 9:11:04 AM SAMAS
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Alternately (as in the case of many films), the car suffers from repeated accidents (often of increasing severity), until it is finally totaled or rendered inoperable in the end.



* Tarkin from Franchise/{{StarWars}} has terrible luck with commanding anything. Every warship we have seen him personally command gets destroyed. The Carrion Spike [[spoiler: gets stolen and eventually scuttled by Teller's group.]] The Sovereign gets blown up over Mustafar. And we all know what happens to Death Star. In fact, one reviewer commented that Tarkin just keeps getting bigger and bigger ships and they keep getting destroyed in more spectacular ways.

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* Tarkin from Franchise/{{StarWars}} has terrible luck with commanding anything. Every warship we have seen him personally command gets destroyed. The Carrion Spike ''Carrion Spike'' [[spoiler: gets [[Literature/{{Tarkin}} stolen and eventually scuttled scuttled]] by Teller's group.]] group]], The Sovereign ''Sovereign'' [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels gets blown up over Mustafar. And Mustafar]], and we all know [[Film/StarWarsANewHope what happens to Death Star.Star]](which finally takes him with it). In fact, one reviewer commented that Tarkin just keeps getting bigger and bigger ships and they keep getting destroyed in more spectacular ways.




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* Film/TheBluesBrothers' car doesn't quite crash, but it gets into progressively more ludicrous(and strenuous) chases over the course of the movie, and at the end of the final one simply falls to pieces after finally getting Jake and Elliwood' to their goal.
* The Volkswagen Beetle in ''[[Film/SesameStreetPresentsFollowThatBird Follow That Bird]]'' doesn't take much damage ''per se'', but over the course of the film is slowly devoured piece by piece by [[ExtremeOmnivore Cookie Monster]], and returns to Sesame Street as little more than an engine, frame, and seats.
3rd Oct '15 4:22:30 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'', every time something is thrown off screen with an explosion, you can hear the same guy scream "My Car!!!".

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* In ''ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'', every time something is thrown off screen with an explosion, you can hear the same guy scream "My Car!!!".
5th Sep '15 9:12:57 AM DoctorFluffy
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* The poor, poor pursuit special from ''Film/MadMax''. Wrecked in [[Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior the Road Warrior]], wrecked in [[VideoGame/MadMax2015 the game]] [[spoiler: though apparently it's such a CoolCar that Scrotus left it in one piece]], wrecked in [[Film/MadMaxFuryRoad Fury Road]], fixed, and then wrecked ''again''....
12th Jul '15 2:41:59 PM DoctorFluffy
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* Tarkin from [[Franchise/{{StarWars}}]] has terrible luck with commanding anything. Every warship we have seen him personally command gets destroyed. The Carrion Spike [[spoiler: gets stolen and eventually scuttled by Teller's group.]] The Sovereign gets blown up over Mustafar. And we all know what happens to Death Star. In fact, one reviewer commented that Tarkin just keeps getting bigger and bigger ships and they keep getting destroyed in more spectacular ways.

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* Tarkin from [[Franchise/{{StarWars}}]] Franchise/{{StarWars}} has terrible luck with commanding anything. Every warship we have seen him personally command gets destroyed. The Carrion Spike [[spoiler: gets stolen and eventually scuttled by Teller's group.]] The Sovereign gets blown up over Mustafar. And we all know what happens to Death Star. In fact, one reviewer commented that Tarkin just keeps getting bigger and bigger ships and they keep getting destroyed in more spectacular ways.
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