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23rd Jan '16 11:47:45 PM billybobfred
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* When Yamato explains that you'll be shooting down the massive Septentrione Alioth in ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'', it's pointed out that this will surely kill anyone in the city of Sapporo, where it will crash. Yamato then reveals that everyone in Sapporo is ''already'' dead, due to the demons. Maybe not so "convenient". [[spoiler:And maybe also not so "empty" -- it's suggested that Yamato was lying to make sure everyone was on board with the plan, since the alternative was to let Alioth destroy the tower holding back the Void. When confronted about this, he explicitly refuses to clarify one way or the other, since the outcome was the same either way.]]
2nd Jan '16 3:31:19 AM RobTan
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* Two episodes of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' feature massively destructive bending duels: one between Aang and Zuko; and one between Aang, Zuko and Azula, which raze two abandoned villages to the ground. Justified since, with a hundred-year long war, some villages are bound to have been deserted.
1st Jan '16 5:36:45 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Smallville}}'': A number of times. The most serious one is when Clark burns down a pair of twin skyscrapers with heat vision.
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* ''{{Smallville}}'': ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': A number of times. The most serious one is when Clark burns down a pair of twin skyscrapers with heat vision.
31st Dec '15 11:09:19 AM Doug86
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* One chapter of ''KarakuridoujiUltimo'' has Hana (A little girl about 5 or 6) and Eddie/Gluttony (A huge ass robot doll) try to get Yamato, the protagonist, to call out Ultimo (his robot doll) and fight them. They do so by destroying the school Gymnasium, which, sure enough, is empty. This is a bit odd considering that at any ''other'' given point in the series, there seems to be no problem with [[AnyoneCanDie killing people off.]]
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* One chapter of ''KarakuridoujiUltimo'' ''Manga/KarakuridoujiUltimo'' has Hana (A little girl about 5 or 6) and Eddie/Gluttony (A huge ass robot doll) try to get Yamato, the protagonist, to call out Ultimo (his robot doll) and fight them. They do so by destroying the school Gymnasium, which, sure enough, is empty. This is a bit odd considering that at any ''other'' given point in the series, there seems to be no problem with [[AnyoneCanDie killing people off.]]
12th Dec '15 4:22:35 PM nombretomado
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* Invoked by the Rebels in ''[[XWingSeries Wedge's Gamble]]''; when they steal a construction droid to [[WeNeedADistraction use as a distraction]], they make sure to sound evacuation alarms so that any buildings in their path will be (hopefully) empty by the time the droid reaches them--after all, they're trying to take Coruscant intact with as few civilian casualties as possible.
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* Invoked by the Rebels in ''[[XWingSeries ''[[Literature/XWingSeries Wedge's Gamble]]''; when they steal a construction droid to [[WeNeedADistraction use as a distraction]], they make sure to sound evacuation alarms so that any buildings in their path will be (hopefully) empty by the time the droid reaches them--after all, they're trying to take Coruscant intact with as few civilian casualties as possible.
12th Dec '15 1:47:04 PM Gideoncrawle
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Per wiki policy, aversions are not noteworthy except for tropes and genres where aversions are rare enough to stand out. Removed extraneous detail that is not related to the trope or the readers' understanding thereof.
* Averted in the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries''. Sakuyamon blasts a Diaboramon into a building which collapses on top of [[spoiler: Rei Tanaka]] and kills her. [[spoiler:To be fair, she gets better pretty quickly with the help of Huanglongmon.]] * In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', [[BadFuture Dark World!]]Discord mentions there's an Abandoned Warehouse District for the expressed purpose of having giant monster fights without '[[PragmaticVillainy breaking his toys]]'. He just brought two buildings to life and had them battle to the death in said district.
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* Averted in the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries''. Sakuyamon blasts a Diaboramon into a building which collapses on top of [[spoiler: Rei Tanaka]] and kills her. [[spoiler:To be fair, she gets better pretty quickly with the help of Huanglongmon.]] * In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', [[BadFuture Dark World!]]Discord mentions there's an Abandoned Warehouse District [[JustifiedTrope for the expressed purpose express purpose]] of having giant monster fights without '[[PragmaticVillainy breaking his toys]]'. He just brought two buildings to life and had them battle to the death in said district.toys]]'.
12th Dec '15 1:35:16 PM Gideoncrawle
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Restored Fan Works folder and examples, which were deleted in August without explanation, presumably to enforce a notability standard that does not exist here.
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[[folder:Fan Works]] * Averted in the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries''. Sakuyamon blasts a Diaboramon into a building which collapses on top of [[spoiler: Rei Tanaka]] and kills her. [[spoiler:To be fair, she gets better pretty quickly with the help of Huanglongmon.]] * In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', [[BadFuture Dark World!]]Discord mentions there's an Abandoned Warehouse District for the expressed purpose of having giant monster fights without '[[PragmaticVillainy breaking his toys]]'. He just brought two buildings to life and had them battle to the death in said district. * In ''[[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series']]'' movie ''Bonds Beyond Time Abridged'', Jaden [[LampshadeHanging points out]] how Venice was conveniently empty as he was being attacked by Paradox. --> '''Jaden''': It's a good thing Venice is apparently empty! Or that might've been kind of dangerous. * ''Fanfic/TotalDramaWhatTheHeck'' features an exaggerated example. A nuclear blast levels a conveniently empty ''city'' which had previously been evacuated in the wake of an industrial accident. [[/folder]]
2nd Dec '15 11:49:01 AM PlasmaTalon
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* Z-City in ''WebComic/OnePunchMan'' is practically made of empty buildings. Entire blocks being destroyed without civilian casualties. Justified in that few people live there because of how frequently monsters attack. With the section Saitama lives in, and where most of the fights take place, being completely deserted.
6th Nov '15 3:50:32 PM nombretomado
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** This was a plot point in the second season finale of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', where Cadmus' conveniently empty headquarters gets fired on by the League's [[SwordOfDamocles downward-pointing, orbital]] [[{{BFG}} Binary Fusion Generator]]. [[SuicideSquad Amanda Waller]], Cadmus director, is confronted by Batman for her and ComicBook/LexLuthor's earlier actions against TheQuestion and the League, and she suggests that their shot was a missed attempt at retaliation. When he points out the League's surveillance knew the building was empty, she suggests it was a "warning shot", so as not to show her hand that [[spoiler: she was considering what he was suggesting, which was that Luthor hacked the League's system and fired the shot, not caring whether or not Cadmus was in the building, and benefiting either way.]]
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** This was a plot point in the second season finale of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', where Cadmus' conveniently empty headquarters gets fired on by the League's [[SwordOfDamocles downward-pointing, orbital]] [[{{BFG}} Binary Fusion Generator]]. [[SuicideSquad [[ComicBook/SuicideSquad Amanda Waller]], Cadmus director, is confronted by Batman for her and ComicBook/LexLuthor's earlier actions against TheQuestion ComicBook/TheQuestion and the League, and she suggests that their shot was a missed attempt at retaliation. When he points out the League's surveillance knew the building was empty, she suggests it was a "warning shot", so as not to show her hand that [[spoiler: she was considering what he was suggesting, which was that Luthor hacked the League's system and fired the shot, not caring whether or not Cadmus was in the building, and benefiting either way.]]
28th Oct '15 8:21:37 AM MorganWick
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* In a one-shot parody comic called ''What The--?!'', [[http://oi52.tinypic.com/2pq2o1l.jpg one panel]] thoroughly lampshades the use of this trope in the MarvelUniverse. Ironically, this particular example [[FridgeBrilliance would make perfect sense]] in the canon universe: no non-super-powered urban dweller with half a brain would want to risk living or working in buildings neighboring a publicly known superhero base where someone is always picking a fight. The buildings' owners would also have long since abandoned them as unprofitable, leaving the city to demolish them.
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* In a one-shot parody comic called ''What The--?!'', [[http://oi52.tinypic.com/2pq2o1l.jpg one panel]] thoroughly lampshades the use of this trope in the MarvelUniverse.MarvelUniverse (and very nearly provides the TropeNamer before the TropeNamer in the process). Ironically, this particular example [[FridgeBrilliance would make perfect sense]] in the canon universe: no non-super-powered urban dweller with half a brain would want to risk living or working in buildings neighboring a publicly known superhero base where someone is always picking a fight. The buildings' owners would also have long since abandoned them as unprofitable, leaving the city to demolish them.

--> '''Val Cooper:''' I did some checking, Madrox. You ''owned'' that building you blew up. Even got the demolition clearances. Technically you broke no laws. But you figured by making a big demonstration, you'd show your team how tough you are, and scare me off besides. Except I don't scare, Madrox. Let me put it in a way that your [[FilmNoir film noir]] mind will understand: this is going to be [[{{Casablanca}} the start of a beautiful friendship]].
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--> '''Val Cooper:''' I did some checking, Madrox. You ''owned'' that building you blew up. Even got the demolition clearances. Technically you broke no laws. But you figured by making a big demonstration, you'd show your team how tough you are, and scare me off besides. Except I don't scare, Madrox. Let me put it in a way that your [[FilmNoir film noir]] {{film noir}} mind will understand: this is going to be [[{{Casablanca}} [[Film/{{Casablanca}} the start of a beautiful friendship]].
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