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19th Apr '16 9:14:56 AM erforce
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* All the ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' movies have a large building getting destroyed (''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' has part of the Chachapoyan temple, ''Film/TempleOfDoom'' has the mine, ''Film/TheLastCrusade'' has the inside of the Grail Temple, and ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'', the entire city of Akator).

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* All the ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' movies have a large building getting destroyed (''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' has part of the Chachapoyan temple, ''Film/TempleOfDoom'' ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' has the mine, ''Film/TheLastCrusade'' ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'' has the inside of the Grail Temple, and ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'', the entire city of Akator).
2nd Mar '16 3:15:51 PM CH4S
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** [[spoiler: Then in ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', [[BigBad Ernst Stavro Blofeld]] does this to the abandoned MI6 building in London to kill Bond after some {{Evil Gloating}}. Also combined with an attempt to depress bond if he survives by [[KillTheCutie trying to kill Bond's girlfriend of the week]], which if it succeeded, would have [[RecycledScript been reminiscent of]] {{Casino Royale}} . Somehow, Bond still escapes to bring down Blofeld's escape helicopter. ]]

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** [[spoiler: Then in ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', [[BigBad Ernst Stavro Blofeld]] does this to the [[MonumentalDamage abandoned MI6 building in London London]] to kill Bond after some {{Evil Gloating}}. Also combined with an attempt to depress bond [[PyrhicVictory ruin Bond's life if he survives survives]] by [[KillTheCutie trying to kill Bond's girlfriend Bond's]] {{girl of the week]], week}}, which if it succeeded, would have [[RecycledScript been reminiscent of]] {{Casino Royale}} .Royale}}. As the building comes down, you can see the {{Oh The Humanity}} on the faces of other MI6 characters such as M. Somehow, Bond still escapes to bring down Blofeld's escape helicopter. ]]
2nd Mar '16 2:51:55 PM CH4S
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** [[spoiler: Then in ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', [[BigBad Ernst Stavro Blofeld]] does this to the abandoned MI6 building in London to kill Bond after some {{Evil Gloating}}. Also combined with an attempt to depress bond if he survives by [[KillTheCutie trying to kill Bond's girlfriend of the week]], which if it succeeded, would have [[RecycledScript been reminiscent of]] {{Casino Royale}} . Somehow, Bond still escapes to bring down Blofeld's escape helicopter. ]]
8th Feb '16 12:24:01 AM Anddrix
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* In ''Film/JupiterAscending'', the headquarters of Balem's corporation, located on Jupiter, begins to be demolished because the "grav-hull [was] ruptured," and "[t]he gas was reacting to the stockworks", due to Caine's vessel having punctured the barrier around the planet and crashed into several structures. Maybe it was a bad idea to establish a base of operations that could be completely destroyed by a small vessel entering the atmosphere.

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* In ''Film/JupiterAscending'', the headquarters of Balem's corporation, located on Jupiter, begins to be demolished because the "grav-hull [was] ruptured," and "[t]he gas was reacting to the stockworks", due to Caine's vessel having punctured the barrier around the planet and crashed into several structures. Maybe it was a bad idea to establish a base of operations that could be completely destroyed by on a small vessel entering the atmosphere.planet so naturally hostile to life and machinery alike.
24th Jan '16 8:35:45 PM wolftickets1969
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* This happens to all of the major dungeons in ''VideoGame/OriAndTheBlindForest'' after their Element is restored. The Ginso Tree floods with water, the Forlorn Ruins crumble due to Gumo removing the Light Vessel, and Mount Horu erupts.
11th Jan '16 12:39:35 AM Loekman3
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* Portal. After you [[spoiler: throw all four of GLaDOS' core piece into the incinerator]], the room you're in blows up, and you end up outside the Center.

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* Portal.VideoGame/{{Portal}}. After you [[spoiler: throw all four of GLaDOS' core piece into the incinerator]], the room you're in blows up, and you end up outside the Center.
7th Jan '16 6:08:20 PM nombretomado
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* The first three ''SpaceQuest'' games do this. In the first, the Deltaur is destroyed by the activation of the Star Generator. In the second, Vohaul sets his space station on a decaying orbit [[LoadBearingBoss just before he dies]]. In the third, destroying the Stealth Field Generator on Ortega triggers a series of volcanic eruptions.

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* The first three ''SpaceQuest'' ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest'' games do this. In [[VideoGame/SpaceQuestITheSarienEncounter the first, first]], the Deltaur is destroyed by the activation of the Star Generator. In [[VideoGame/SpaceQuestVohaulsRevenge the second, second]], Vohaul sets his space station on a decaying orbit [[LoadBearingBoss just before he dies]]. In [[VideoGame/SpaceQuestThePiratesOfPestulon the third, third]], destroying the Stealth Field Generator on Ortega triggers a series of volcanic eruptions.
4th Jan '16 8:54:54 PM Willbyr
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* Parodied in ''IonoTheFanatics''. The reason why the sorta antagonist's base did the traditional collapse? The building was raised against Japan's building standard acts (it was, for example, ''leaning'') and that's the reason why nobody else was using it even though it looked brand new. Naturally, the high-level battle between the assassin and Iono's bodyguards at the ground-level proved to be a wee-bit too much for its already unstable structure.

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* Parodied in ''IonoTheFanatics''.''Manga/IonoTheFanatics''. The reason why the sorta antagonist's base did the traditional collapse? The building was raised against Japan's building standard acts (it was, for example, ''leaning'') and that's the reason why nobody else was using it even though it looked brand new. Naturally, the high-level battle between the assassin and Iono's bodyguards at the ground-level proved to be a wee-bit too much for its already unstable structure.



-->'''[[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v23/c205/16.html Kristian Danchecker]]:''' [[LampshadeHanging I can't believe there's such a clichéd trap at the end!]]

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-->'''[[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v23/c205/16.html Kristian Danchecker]]:''' -->'''Kristian Danchecker:''' [[LampshadeHanging I can't believe there's such a clichéd trap at the end!]]
28th Dec '15 8:29:16 AM DAN004
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This may be due to a SelfDestructMechanism, or due to the lair having NoOntologicalInertia. Alternately, the hero's goal may been to deliberately ''cause'' (read: destroy) the Collapsing Lair, like by setting off a TimeBomb or pushing the BigRedButton that is invariably linked to said SelfDestructMechanism. Or perhaps the combination of the BigBad's NoHoldsBarredBeatdown and the hero's own HeroicSecondWind resulted in extensive damage to the lair's supports/foundations/whatever, and it was going to start coming down anyway (when this happens in VideoGame form, we call it a LoadBearingBoss). Sometimes the BigBad will do this deliberately, in hopes of [[TakingYouWithMe taking the hero with them]].

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This may be due to a SelfDestructMechanism, or due to the lair having NoOntologicalInertia. Alternately, the hero's goal may been to deliberately ''cause'' (read: destroy) the Collapsing Lair, like by setting off a TimeBomb or pushing the BigRedButton that is invariably linked to said SelfDestructMechanism. Or perhaps the combination of the BigBad's NoHoldsBarredBeatdown and the hero's own HeroicSecondWind resulted in extensive damage to the lair's supports/foundations/whatever, and it was going to start coming down anyway (when this happens in VideoGame form, we call it a LoadBearingBoss). Sometimes the BigBad will do this deliberately, in hopes of [[TakingYouWithMe taking the hero with them]].
them]]. If this is done after a stealthy entry, this overlaps with StartsStealthilyEndsLoudly.
13th Dec '15 8:33:59 AM KingLyger
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* The Franchise/FinalFantasy games are no stranger to this trope.

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* The Franchise/FinalFantasy ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' games are no stranger to this trope.trope. Sometimes, it's justified or {{Hand Wave}}d, sometimes it's not.



** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' has [[spoiler: the Tower of Zot and the Giant of Babil.]]
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' has [[spoiler:The Fire Shrine. You have ten minutes to get out before it goes kablooey, or it's Game Over.]]
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' has [[spoiler: the Floating Continent and Kefka's Tower.]]

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' has [[spoiler: the Tower of Zot and the Giant of Babil.]]
Babil both collapse upon having their bosses get defeated. The giant is justified in collapsing, since the boss was its CPU core, and destroying it caused the Giant to stop functioning. The Tower of Zot just sort of falls over.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' has [[spoiler:The the Fire Shrine. You have ten minutes to get out before it goes kablooey, explodes, or it's Game Over.]]
GameOver.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' has [[spoiler: the Floating Continent and Kefka's Tower.]]Tower. Both times, it was because the source of the world's magic was disrupted; [[spoiler:the Continent falls because the statues were moved, and the Tower falls because Kefka, who had absorbed the statues' power, was killed]].
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' has the core of the Planet collapse after Sephiroth is defeated for the final time. No explanation, it just does.
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