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27th Nov '16 8:25:09 AM Eddy1215
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** Deconstructed in the second half of the show, where the Anti-Spiral mechs drop bombs when they are destroyed, causing even more damage when they are defeated.

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** Deconstructed in the second half of the show, where the Anti-Spiral mechs [[XanatosGambit drop bombs bombs]] [[ThanatosGambit when they are destroyed, destroyed]], [[TakingYouWithMe causing even more damage when they are defeated.defeated]].
27th Nov '16 3:25:03 AM IndigoFenix
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** Deconstructed in the second half of the show, where the Anti-Spiral mechs drop bombs when they are destroyed, causing even more damage when they are defeated.
22nd Nov '16 9:40:23 PM ThundergryphoN
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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.
8th Nov '16 2:16:12 PM Delphi
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* Draconians in the ''{{Literature/Dragonlance}}'' trilogy have different death effects. Baaz draconians turn to stone, Kapak turn into acid, and Bozak draconians explode.

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* Draconians in the ''{{Literature/Dragonlance}}'' trilogy have different death effects. Baaz draconians turn to stone, Kapak turn into acid, and Bozak draconians explode. However, it's not the usual harmless RuleOfCool explosion, but [[RealityEnsues a violent fiery explosion that's potentially lethal enough to finish off the opponent.]]
4th Nov '16 3:38:39 PM Eddy1215
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*** At least once, doing that didn't pay off: once in ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder,'' they blast, then turn and pose... and the monster wasn't dead, and blasted the Rangers in the back. Also, despite this trope, ''every'' series will have the heroes think a monster dead ''without'' seeing the customary kaboom at least once. This counts as GenreBlindness bordering on TooDumbToLive.
** Sometimes, even if the monster does go boom, there's no guarantee that it's finished yet. The Hatchasaurus from the first series was one example. The Cardiotron inside it was able to reasemble the pieces of it even after it was blown to bits, and the Rangers couldn't destroy it until they destroyed ''that'' first.

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*** At least once, doing that didn't pay off: once in ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder,'' they blast, then turn and pose... and the monster wasn't dead, and blasted the Rangers in the back. Also, despite this trope, ''every'' series will have the heroes think a monster is dead ''without'' seeing the customary kaboom at least once. This counts as GenreBlindness bordering on TooDumbToLive.
** Sometimes, even if the monster does go boom, there's no guarantee that it's finished yet. The Hatchasaurus from the first series was one example. The Cardiotron inside it was able to reasemble reassemble the pieces of it even after it was blown to bits, and the Rangers couldn't destroy it until they destroyed ''that'' first.
4th Nov '16 3:22:36 PM StFan
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*** At least once, doing that didn't pay off: once in ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder,'' they blast, then turn and pose... and the monster wasn't dead, and blasted the Rangers in the back.
** Also, despite this trope, ''every'' series will have the heroes think a monster dead ''without'' seeing the customary kaboom at least once. This counts as GenreBlindness bordering on TooDumbToLive.

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*** At least once, doing that didn't pay off: once in ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder,'' they blast, then turn and pose... and the monster wasn't dead, and blasted the Rangers in the back.
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back. Also, despite this trope, ''every'' series will have the heroes think a monster dead ''without'' seeing the customary kaboom at least once. This counts as GenreBlindness bordering on TooDumbToLive.



** Inverted in KamenRiderBlack, where the monsters implode instead.

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** Inverted in KamenRiderBlack, ''Series/KamenRiderBlack'', where the monsters implode instead.
2nd Nov '16 9:34:36 PM intastiel
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* [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Angels]] in ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'' are [[EnergyBeings spirits of primordial fire]] from the VoidBetweenTheWorlds who require special armour to exist in the physical universe. Damaging the armour badly enough can force them back into the Void -- but anyone inclined to try should really consider the "[[http://killsixbilliondemons.com/comic/wielder-of-names-6-112/ primordial fire]]" bit.
13th Oct '16 11:10:17 PM Menarker
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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.

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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.
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.
9th Oct '16 2:12:48 PM DangerArtistNexus60
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. When the Angel's cores are destroyed, they explode and leave a lake of red gunk. Specifically, this happens to the 3rd, 6th, 7th, and 10th Angels. However, quite a few of the angels did not explode, including several that looked like they were going to from the way they were killed. One of the early Angels left behind a corpse when it was killed that over the next few episodes was shown being removed piece by piece because being a giant monster made it impossible to remove it whole. I guess this illustrates why this trope is useful in stories with giant monsters. Can you imagine how littered with giant bodies the cities would be if shows like Power Rangers didn't do this? although come to think of it, why didn't they just the giant robots to move the bodies?
* In ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'', defeating an Angel combines cross-shaped explosions with LudicrousGibs, creating a rainbow.
* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'': This is the fate of any mook (and the odd villain) who gets killed with Hokuto Shinken. Except with blood and guts (or just liquid light in the anime).

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. When ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' generally shows that when the Angel's cores are destroyed, they explode and leave a lake of red gunk. Specifically, gunk: specifically, this happens to the 3rd, 6th, 7th, and 10th Angels. However, Angels; however, quite a few of the angels did not explode, including several that looked like they were going to from the way they were killed. One of the early Angels left behind a corpse when it was killed that over the next few episodes was shown being removed piece by piece because being a giant monster its size and structure made it impossible to remove it whole. I guess whole altogether. [[FridgeBrilliance While this illustrates why this trope is useful in stories with giant monsters. Can you monsters]], [[FridgeHorror one can imagine how littered with giant bodies the cities would be if shows like Power Rangers didn't do this? although come to think of it, this]], [[FridgeLogic let alone why they didn't they just use the giant robots to move the bodies?
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bodies]].
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In ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'', defeating an Angel combines cross-shaped [[CreepyCoolCrosses cross-shaped]] explosions with LudicrousGibs, [[EverythingsBetterWithRainbows creating a rainbow.
rainbow]].
* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'': This is the fate of any mook (and the odd villain) who gets killed with Hokuto Shinken. Except Shinken, except with blood and guts (or just liquid light in the anime).
1st Oct '16 5:55:35 PM Gamermaster
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* Averted in ''Webcomic/LsEmpire'' when Gaio refuses to explode, in order to deny his enemies a satisfying victory.
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