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2nd Dec '16 11:49:22 PM Luc
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* Comes up frequently in ''Series/{{Highlander}}'', in which any given episode has an approximately 40 per cent chance of ending with a climactic duel between Duncan MacLeod and the VillainOfTheWeek in a random empty warehouse, factory, or parking lot, which is then devastated by the loser's Quickening. Just how they always manage to find an empty building in the middle of Paris is best not thought about too much.

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* Comes up frequently in ''Series/{{Highlander}}'', in which any given episode has an approximately 40 per cent chance of ending with a climactic duel between Duncan MacLeod and the VillainOfTheWeek in a random empty warehouse, factory, or parking lot, which is then devastated by the loser's Quickening. Just how they always manage to find an empty building in the middle of Paris is best not thought about too much. (Admittedly, the combination of swordfighting and sudden pyrotechnics does mean that both parties see the need to keep this private to avoid interference and later trouble with the law, and as such, likely to keep an eye out for such locations thus making this trope at least (flimsily) logical.)
11th Sep '16 6:35:00 AM Will
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* Comes up frequently in ''Series/{{Highlander}}'', in which any given chance has an approximately 40 per cent chance of ending with a climactic duel between Duncan MacLeod and the VillainOfTheWeek in a random empty warehouse, factory, or parking lot, which is then devastated by the loser's Quickening. Just how they always manage to find an empty building in the middle of Paris is best not thought about too much.

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* Comes up frequently in ''Series/{{Highlander}}'', in which any given chance episode has an approximately 40 per cent chance of ending with a climactic duel between Duncan MacLeod and the VillainOfTheWeek in a random empty warehouse, factory, or parking lot, which is then devastated by the loser's Quickening. Just how they always manage to find an empty building in the middle of Paris is best not thought about too much.
11th Sep '16 6:34:28 AM Will
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* Comes up frequently in ''Series/{{Highlander}}'', in which any given chance has an approximately 40 per cent chance of ending with a climactic duel between Duncan MacLeod and the VillainOfTheWeek in a random empty warehouse, factory, or parking lot, which is then devastated by the loser's Quickening. Just how they always manage to find an empty building in the middle of Paris is best not thought about too much.
7th Aug '16 10:05:47 AM lavendermintrose
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* In ''Anime/ActiveRaid'', this is done intentionally - The main character is a new member of the squad who wants to get them to cause less collateral damage - as mecha cops in Tokyo. Rin, the leader of the squad, arranges for the newbie, in her mecha, to fight an enemy near one of these. An attack that she thinks will stop the enemy ends up sending him through the beams of a building and collapsing the entire thing. She's horrified, until Rin lets her know that it was empty.
25th Jun '16 10:21:02 AM Morgenthaler
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** Justified as they are probably able to pick the locations from outside before they enter the Matrix - and the aversion is because they have no choice but to assault a heavily defended building.



** JustifiedTrope -- the BigBad has [[WeNeedADistraction arranged a motion detector test]], so all other security guards and nightshift personnel are waiting on upper floors for the 'test' to be completed. Only the poor sap in the CCTV monitor room is [[LeaveNoWitnesses left to be killed]].
25th Jun '16 10:15:21 AM Morgenthaler
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** Interestingly, at the time the show was made the Washington Monument [[TruthInTelevision really was]] closed for renovation.
** Though [[FridgeLogic what about the renovators?]]
25th Jun '16 10:06:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* BikerMiceFromMars (the original series) has Limburger Tower, the headquarters of [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Lawrence Limburger]], a [[FishPeople Plutarkian]] in disguise, and his team. It gets destroyed once in every episode. Subverted when Team Limburger are inside, but [[MadeOfIndestructium nothing happens to them anyway]].

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* BikerMiceFromMars ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' (the original series) has Limburger Tower, the headquarters of [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Lawrence Limburger]], a [[FishPeople Plutarkian]] in disguise, and his team. It gets destroyed once in every episode. Subverted when Team Limburger are inside, but [[MadeOfIndestructium nothing happens to them anyway]].
11th Jun '16 6:08:09 PM G02
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* Explicitly and elaborately invoked in the GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', where Republic City is evacuated by presidential order before [[spoiler:Kuvira's army arrives and the ensuing battle tears the city to pieces.]]

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* Explicitly and elaborately invoked in the GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', where Republic City is evacuated by presidential order before [[spoiler:Kuvira's army arrives and the ensuing battle tears the city to pieces.]]]] There's quite a few parts that focus on the evacuees and their attempts to get out of dodge before the fight starts.
7th Jun '16 6:25:40 AM BillyHorrible
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** Averted now also by ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', where the deaths of innocents from the fight during ''Film/ManOfSteel'' is one of the main reasons why Batman is going against Superman.
12th May '16 10:15:55 PM apm483@gmail.com
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* ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'' takes it even further[[spoiler:, with the Shinigami creating a dummy of Ichigo's hometown to prevent Aizen from turning the whole town and its inhabitants into the Royal Key. The original plot of the town is temporarily placed in Soul Society. However, Aizen is able to reach the real town after curbstomping the Shinigami (and of course, much of the dummy town turned into rubble). Several people are killed when Aizen walks through town, but thanks to Ichigo's intervention (via Facepalm of Doom), not much of the real town is lost. And to think most of the town's population had their souls sucked away by Yammy]].
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