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16th Apr '17 8:05:29 AM Felipehc188
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* In the main games of ''{{VideoGame/Touhou}}'' (and its spinoffs, including fighting games post-''Hopeless Masquerade''), the bosses explode upon defeat, yet they appear on cutscenes afterwards (with some minor ClothingDamage). Maybe those are special effects only.
14th Apr '17 10:21:26 PM Eddy1215
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* At the end of ''[[Disney/{{Aladdin}} The Return Of Jafar]]'', after Iago knocks his lamp into a lava pit and it melts away to nothing, Jafar goes through [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath an intense death scene]] which ends with him combusting.

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* At the end of ''[[Disney/{{Aladdin}} The Return Of Jafar]]'', after Iago [[HeelFaceTurn Iago]] [[SoulJar knocks his lamp into a lava pit and it melts away to nothing, nothing]], Jafar goes through [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath an intense death scene]] which ends with him combusting.
14th Apr '17 10:19:56 PM Eddy1215
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* Happened to Evil Digimon in ''Creator/PeterChimaera'' 's Digimon trilogy.
* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', [[spoiler:[[BigBad Loneliness]]]] explodes when she's defeated. [[spoiler:Twice. The second blast destroying what's left of her.]] Possibly justified, since [[spoiler:Trixie defeated her in her own mind, and is known to have a flair for the dramatic.]]
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* Happened to Evil Digimon in ''Creator/PeterChimaera'' 's Digimon trilogy.
* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', [[spoiler:[[BigBad Loneliness]]]] explodes when she's defeated. [[spoiler:Twice. The second blast destroying what's left of her.]] Possibly justified, since [[spoiler:Trixie defeated her in her own mind, and is known to have a flair for the dramatic.]]
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14th Apr '17 10:18:44 PM Eddy1215
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* Kai The Collector in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'' dies in a huge explosion as [[GoingToGiveHimMoreEnergy Po's chi overwhelms him]].

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* Kai The Collector in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'' dies in a huge explosion as [[GoingToGiveHimMoreEnergy [[GoingToGiveItMoreEnergy Po's chi overwhelms him]].
14th Apr '17 10:17:59 PM Eddy1215
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* Kai The Collector in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'' dies in a huge explosion as Po's chi overwhelms him.

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* Kai The Collector in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'' dies in a huge explosion as [[GoingToGiveHimMoreEnergy Po's chi overwhelms him.him]].
14th Apr '17 8:12:27 PM Enchanter468
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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'': While UC mobile suits often don't explode when defeated, in AC, they will explode upon defeat, no matter how little damage the suit apparently took. In one infamous early scene, a [[MookMobile Leo]] mobile suit even exploded after a [[{{BFS}} Buster Rifle]] shot ''missed it''.

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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'': While UC mobile suits often don't explode when defeated, in AC, they will explode upon defeat, no matter how little damage the suit apparently took. In one infamous early scene, a [[MookMobile Leo]] mobile suit even exploded after a [[{{BFS}} [[{{BFG}} Buster Rifle]] shot ''missed it''.
6th Mar '17 12:47:45 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' both had exploding Armos statues and Dodongos. Volvagia and Twinmold met similarly volatile ends, blowing up segment by segment.

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' both had exploding Armos statues and Dodongos. Volvagia and Twinmold met similarly volatile ends, blowing up segment by segment. ''Majora's Mask'' also features the mysterious ninja-like Garo clan, whose exploding is a deliberate act, as their way is to not leave a corpse upon dying.
20th Feb '17 2:43:42 PM margdean56
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In the case of robots, this could be [[JustifiedTrope justified]], as the defeat could cause them to short circuit and the spark to ignite their fuel, but is is not limited to robots. It happens with characters who are not specifically stated to be robots, and in some cases are implied to be organic in some way or another. One would expect that this trope would be combined with ActionBomb more often to weaponize their imminent demise, but the two tropes rarely seem to go hand-in-hand (although not completely absent either.) This might be because forcing the heroes to relocate the enemy someplace safer where environment and bystanders wouldn't be harmed would get old fast if it applied to all enemy deaths, thus killing the tension and drama at climax of combat.

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In the case of robots, this could be [[JustifiedTrope justified]], as the defeat could cause them to short circuit and the spark to ignite their fuel, but is it is not limited to robots. It happens with characters who are not specifically stated to be robots, and in some cases are implied to be organic in some way or another. One would expect that this trope would be combined with ActionBomb more often to weaponize their imminent demise, but the two tropes rarely seem to go hand-in-hand (although not completely absent either.) This might be because forcing the heroes to relocate the enemy someplace safer where environment and bystanders wouldn't be harmed would get old fast if it applied to all enemy deaths, thus killing the tension and drama at climax of combat.
13th Feb '17 5:15:54 PM thatother1dude
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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'': While UC mobile suits often don't explode when defeated, in AC, they will explode upon defeat, no matter how little damage the suit apparently took. In one infamous early scene, a [[MechaMooks Leo]] mobile suit even exploded after a [[{{BFS}} Buster Rifle]] shot ''missed it''.

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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'': While UC mobile suits often don't explode when defeated, in AC, they will explode upon defeat, no matter how little damage the suit apparently took. In one infamous early scene, a [[MechaMooks [[MookMobile Leo]] mobile suit even exploded after a [[{{BFS}} Buster Rifle]] shot ''missed it''.
12th Feb '17 8:46:37 PM Carnel
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* For tanks, armored personnel carriers, or other armored fighting vehicles even a modest hit to the ammunition stores is highly likely to result in a catastrophic explosion. Some modern tanks have special blowout compartments that are isolated from the rest of the interior and make it possible for the crew to survive, but the tank itself is still going to be heavily damaged if not completely unsalvageable.

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* For tanks, armored personnel carriers, or other armored fighting vehicles even a modest hit to the ammunition stores is highly likely to result in a catastrophic explosion. Some modern tanks have special blowout compartments that are isolated from the rest of the interior and make it possible for the crew to survive, survive ([[NoOneShouldSurviveThat and even in cases where the tank doesn't it isn't a sure thing]]), but the tank itself is still going to be heavily damaged if not completely unsalvageable.
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