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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]].
11th May '16 7:18:23 PM Gamermaster
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** Surprisingly happened in a Virginia Beach ''apartment complex'' [http://abcnews.go.com/US/military-jet-crashes-apartment-building-virginia-beach/story?id=16087861 back in April, 2012]. No casualties were reported.

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** Surprisingly happened in a Virginia Beach ''apartment complex'' [http://abcnews.[[http://abcnews.go.com/US/military-jet-crashes-apartment-building-virginia-beach/story?id=16087861 back in April, 2012].2012]]. No casualties were reported.
16th Apr '16 9:35:47 PM TitoMosquito
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*** A season 2 episode of ''Mighty Morphin''' has a conveniently empty PLANET. When the Rangers need to get the Mcguffin to transfer powers to new Rangers they go to the deserted planet. It's deserted to avoid InferredHolocaust when Zedd ends up blowing up the entire planet.

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*** A season 2 episode of ''Mighty Morphin''' has a conveniently empty PLANET. Which has been so for millions of years. When the Rangers need to get the Mcguffin to transfer powers to new Rangers they go to the deserted planet. It's deserted to avoid InferredHolocaust when Zedd ends up blowing up the entire planet.



** This trope is becoming increasingly averted in recent seasons, most notably in PowerRangersMegaforce, where the fights and monster attacks are clearly shown taking place in populated areas.

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** This trope is becoming increasingly averted in recent seasons, most notably in PowerRangersMegaforce, ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce'', where the fights and monster attacks are clearly shown taking place in populated areas.



** Averted in one episode of Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger which features a young boy whose father died in a recent monster attack.

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** Averted in one episode of Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'' which features a young boy whose father died in a recent monster attack.
30th Mar '16 8:18:16 PM DRCEQ
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* Twice in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'': When [[spoiler:Doomsday]] crash-lands on an island, MissionControl makes sure to mention that it's uninhabited. Then Batman takes the fight to the abandoned docks of Gotham. Of course, it might all be for moot since MissionControl fired a nuke ''directly above'' the cities...

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* Twice Three times in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'': When [[spoiler:Doomsday]] attack Metropolis and is spotted up on top of Lexcorp's tower, the news reports how fortunate it to be night time, because the citizens are at home and not at work. Moments later, it unleashes an energy wave that heavily damages numerous [[SubvertedTrope lit-up skyscrapers]]. Later, it crash-lands on an island, Striker Island, which MissionControl makes sure to mention that it's is uninhabited. Then Batman takes the fight to the abandoned docks of Gotham. Of course, it might all be for moot since MissionControl fired a nuke ''directly above'' the cities...Gotham where he fought Superman earlier.
27th Mar '16 12:27:30 AM Chabal2
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* Twice in ''Film/DawnOfJustice'': When [[spoiler:Doomsday]] crash-lands on an island, MissionControl makes sure to mention that it's uninhabited. Then Batman takes the fight to the abandoned docks of Gotham. Of course, it might all be for moot since MissionControl fired a nuke ''directly above'' the cities...

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* Twice in ''Film/DawnOfJustice'': ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'': When [[spoiler:Doomsday]] crash-lands on an island, MissionControl makes sure to mention that it's uninhabited. Then Batman takes the fight to the abandoned docks of Gotham. Of course, it might all be for moot since MissionControl fired a nuke ''directly above'' the cities...
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