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5th Sep '16 12:22:33 AM Dere
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* Used frequenly in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. As like as not, by episode's end the whole place Batman is currently at is going to collapse or get destroyed in some way.
** If anything, ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' is worse and moves this into outright trope abuse. It's almost assured that the final setpiece will explode into flames somehow, regardless of whether or not it makes any sense. Trying to make a drinking out of this trope '''WILL''' kill you.

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* Used frequenly ''all the time'' in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. As like as not, by episode's end an episode nears its end, you just know that the whole place Batman is currently at is going about to explode, collapse or get destroyed in some contrived way.
** If anything, ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' is ''even'' worse and moves this into [[UpToEleven outright trope abuse. abuse territory]]. It's almost assured that the final setpiece will explode into flames somehow, regardless of whether or not it makes any sense.somehow. Trying to make a drinking out of this trope '''WILL''' kill you.
4th Sep '16 11:02:15 PM erforce
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* In ''Film/ThePinkPanther Strikes Again'', Inspector Clouseau is accidentally catapulted into Dreyfus' castle and lands on the DisintegratorRay that is about to destroy England. Knocking it askew causes the machine to catastrophically malfunction, and everyone ([[spoiler: except Dreyfus, who's hit by the beam and thus doomed]]) flees as, piece by piece, the castle vanishes.

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* In ''Film/ThePinkPanther Strikes Again'', ''Film/ThePinkPantherStrikesAgain'', Inspector Clouseau is accidentally catapulted into Dreyfus' castle and lands on the DisintegratorRay that is about to destroy England. Knocking it askew causes the machine to catastrophically malfunction, and everyone ([[spoiler: except Dreyfus, who's hit by the beam and thus doomed]]) flees as, piece by piece, the castle vanishes.
17th Aug '16 2:23:47 PM lavendermintrose
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* In the end of ''[[Anime/{{K]] K: Return of Kings]]'', [[spoiler: Iwafune]] blows up their base after [[spoiler: Nagare]] has died. [[spoiler: The Silver Clan]] escapes rather easily, though, due to [[spoiler: Kuroh's colorless]] powers.
14th Aug '16 6:52:48 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* At the end of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', the activation of the unfinished replacement ring causes it to shake itself apart, and you have to drive across the crumbling superstructure.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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At the end of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', the activation of the unfinished replacement ring causes it to shake itself apart, and you have to drive across the crumbling superstructure.superstructure.
** Early in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', you have to drive through a collapsing section of [[DysonSphere Requiem]].
25th Jul '16 7:54:29 PM MrNickelodeon
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* In the original version of ''Theatre/PoseidonsFury'' at [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's Islands of Adventure]], when Zeus defeats and banishes Poseidon, the entire city of Atlantis begins to collapse; prompting Zeus to teleport the guests to safety.
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24th Jul '16 6:41:25 PM mariic
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* The first three ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest'' games do this. In [[VideoGame/SpaceQuestITheSarienEncounter the first]], the Deltaur is destroyed by the activation of the Star Generator. In [[VideoGame/SpaceQuestVohaulsRevenge the second]], Vohaul sets his space station on a decaying orbit [[LoadBearingBoss just before he dies]]. In [[VideoGame/SpaceQuestThePiratesOfPestulon the third]], destroying the Stealth Field Generator on Ortega triggers a series of volcanic eruptions.

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* The first three ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest'' games do this. In [[VideoGame/SpaceQuestITheSarienEncounter the first]], the Deltaur is destroyed by the activation of the Star Generator. In [[VideoGame/SpaceQuestVohaulsRevenge [[VideoGame/SpaceQuestIIVohaulsRevenge the second]], Vohaul sets his space station on a decaying orbit [[LoadBearingBoss just before he dies]]. In [[VideoGame/SpaceQuestThePiratesOfPestulon [[VideoGame/SpaceQuestIIIThePiratesOfPestulon the third]], destroying the Stealth Field Generator on Ortega triggers a series of volcanic eruptions.
3rd Jul '16 4:58:07 PM nombretomado
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* The otherwise invincible [[SentientPhlebotinum Energized Protodermis Entity]] is defeated by collapsing its chamber into a chasm in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}} Adventures #6: Maze of Shadows''.

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* The otherwise invincible [[SentientPhlebotinum Energized Protodermis Entity]] is defeated by collapsing its chamber into a chasm in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}} ''Toys/{{Bionicle}} Adventures #6: Maze of Shadows''.



* The Nui-Jaga scorpion nest containing the infected Comet balls in the ''[[Franchise/{{Bionicle}} Mata Nui On-Line Game]]''. Toa Pohatu and the player only escape thanks to the [[MaskOfPower Mask of Speed]].

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* The Nui-Jaga scorpion nest containing the infected Comet balls in the ''[[Franchise/{{Bionicle}} ''[[VideoGame/{{Bionicle}} Mata Nui On-Line Game]]''. Toa Pohatu and the player only escape thanks to the [[MaskOfPower Mask of Speed]].
15th Jun '16 7:46:31 AM Prfnoff
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* ''VideoGame/HolyUmbrella'' subverts a couple of aspects of this trope: the Emperor Dondera is undefeated and on the loose when his castle is set to explode, and you don't have a chance of fleeing before time runs out (yet somehow things turn out all right).
27th May '16 5:26:32 AM foxley
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* ''Series/MacGyver'': At the end of "Legend of the Holy Rose", the Temple of the Holy Rose collapses, burying all of Ambrose's miraculous artifacts (although Mac and the GirlOfTheWeek are outside at the time and so do not have to flee through the collapsing temple). Mac speculates that Ambrose had intended this to occur all along.
16th May '16 9:59:26 AM Doug86
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* In the [[Literature/ConanTheBarbarian Conan]] story "Literature/TheTowerOfTheElephant," when Yag-kosha takes his revenge upon the sorcerer Yara by way of Conan, the titular tower, which Yag-kosha built for him in a single night, shatters into a million pieces after Conan escapes.

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* In the [[Literature/ConanTheBarbarian [[Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian Conan]] story "Literature/TheTowerOfTheElephant," when Yag-kosha takes his revenge upon the sorcerer Yara by way of Conan, the titular tower, which Yag-kosha built for him in a single night, shatters into a million pieces after Conan escapes.
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