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30th Jul '16 4:57:17 PM WillKeaton
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* Franchise/{{Gundam}}. ''The entire franchise'' (and many RealRobot shows thereafter). [[HumongousMecha Mobile suits]] are MadeOfExplodium, so you just ''know'' they're going to blow up when they're critically damaged, but very often there's a Shoe-Drop Delay so the victim can display an OhCrap face before his mobile suit explodes. Of course, if the fatally damaged mecha contains a major character, there may well be a full on Egregious Delay to let the character give his dying speech.

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* Franchise/{{Gundam}}. ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}.'' ''The entire franchise'' (and many RealRobot shows thereafter). [[HumongousMecha Mobile suits]] are MadeOfExplodium, so you just ''know'' they're going to blow up when they're critically damaged, but very often there's a Shoe-Drop Delay so the victim can display an OhCrap face before his mobile suit explodes. Of course, if the fatally damaged mecha contains a major character, there may well be a full on Egregious Delay to let the character give his dying speech.



* {{Manga/AKIRA}} had a BrickJoke example near the beginning, where an extremist tries to set off a grenade in a police station only to have it fizzle out. As the main characters are walking away from the building minutes later, an explosion comes from said station.

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* {{Manga/AKIRA}} ''{{Manga/AKIRA}}'' had a BrickJoke example near the beginning, where an extremist tries to set off a grenade in a police station only to have it fizzle out. As the main characters are walking away from the building minutes later, an explosion comes from said station.
25th Jun '16 8:44:37 PM nombretomado
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* The Delayed Blast Fireball spell in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. Although technically a time bomb, Delayed Blast Fireball can equally well be used to generate a Shoe-Drop Delay. Its implementation in ''BaldursGate'' was such that it is most often used just as a regular fireball, but the 'delayed' part turns it into an Expository Delay.

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* The Delayed Blast Fireball spell in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. Although technically a time bomb, Delayed Blast Fireball can equally well be used to generate a Shoe-Drop Delay. Its implementation in ''BaldursGate'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' was such that it is most often used just as a regular fireball, but the 'delayed' part turns it into an Expository Delay.
23rd Jun '16 7:51:43 PM nombretomado
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* ''TimeCrisis 3'' has enemy guards raiding the boat of the two protagonists, only to see a bomb tick down to zero followed with "Bye!" displayed on the timer.

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* ''TimeCrisis 3'' ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis3'' has enemy guards raiding the boat of the two protagonists, only to see a bomb tick down to zero followed with "Bye!" displayed on the timer.
17th Jun '16 5:29:03 PM Doug86
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* The explosives-laden destroyer in the [[WorldWarTwo St. Nazarre raid]] didn't explode until several hours after it was supposed to, serving as a Gag Delay (apparently it went off right as the German commander was mocking the British attempt to ram the docks with a destroyer, doing almost no damage) and a very Impolite Delay (it held off long enough to catch a lot of German souvenir-hunters on deck).

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* The explosives-laden destroyer in the [[WorldWarTwo [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII St. Nazarre raid]] didn't explode until several hours after it was supposed to, serving as a Gag Delay (apparently it went off right as the German commander was mocking the British attempt to ram the docks with a destroyer, doing almost no damage) and a very Impolite Delay (it held off long enough to catch a lot of German souvenir-hunters on deck).
26th Jan '16 3:59:10 AM demonfiren
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[[caption-width-right:288:"[[WheresTheKaboom Where's the kaboom?]] [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes There was supposed to be a castle-shattering ka-"]] *BOMB*]]

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[[caption-width-right:288:"[[WheresTheKaboom Where's the kaboom?]] [[caption-width-right:288:"WheresTheKaboom [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes There was supposed to be a castle-shattering ka-"]] *BOMB*]]
7th Jan '16 1:06:38 PM nombretomado
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* ''UchuuSenkanYamato'' (Star Blazers), esp. the second season: the Argo/Yamato's main armament beams enter (or sometimes go completely through) the enemy ship at one or more points, then there is a brief interval before the entire ship is ripped apart by explosions.

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* ''UchuuSenkanYamato'' ''Anime/UchuuSenkanYamato'' (Star Blazers), esp. the second season: the Argo/Yamato's main armament beams enter (or sometimes go completely through) the enemy ship at one or more points, then there is a brief interval before the entire ship is ripped apart by explosions.
29th Nov '15 8:44:19 PM Berrenta
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** They saw the bomb, but not a counter. It could have been set for a certain time. And given the usual cliche, extremely funny.
30th Oct '15 10:12:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* Averted in the MadeForTV film ''SpecialBulletin'' when [[spoiler: a news crew accidentally catches a nuclear explosion. The audience sees the mushroom cloud and immediate blast wave following it]].

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* Averted in the MadeForTV film ''SpecialBulletin'' ''Film/SpecialBulletin'' when [[spoiler: a news crew accidentally catches a nuclear explosion. The audience sees the mushroom cloud and immediate blast wave following it]].
22nd Jul '15 11:13:20 AM TheHeroHartmut
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* A RunningGag in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' is Mario destroying the castle he clears by stepping on a dynamite switch and blowing up the castle, with seemingly random success. Once, when Mario steps on the plunger, the fuse seems to break right before it hits the castle. Mario goes to inspect it... and ''then'' the castle blows up, resulting in an AshFace for Mario.

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* A RunningGag in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' is Mario destroying the castle he clears by stepping on a dynamite switch and blowing up the castle, with seemingly random success. Once, when At one point,[[note]]specifically, after Roy's castle[[/note]] as depicted in the page image above, Mario steps on the plunger, plunger and the fuse seems to break right before it hits the castle. Mario goes to inspect it... and ''then'' the castle blows up, resulting in an AshFace for Mario.



* Attacking red frogs in ''{{Spelunky}}'' will trigger this in them. As such, due to both this and their unpredictable jumping patterns, they're among the more dangerous beasts to encounter in the game.

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* Attacking red frogs in ''{{Spelunky}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'' will trigger this in them. As such, due to both this and their unpredictable jumping patterns, they're among the more dangerous beasts to encounter in the game.



* As the current page image shows, VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld has an instance of the Gag delay at Roy's castle.
27th Jun '15 6:07:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Jackie Chan's NewPoliceStory'' has an extreme example of a Staggered Delay

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* ''Jackie Chan's NewPoliceStory'' ''Film/NewPoliceStory'' has an extreme example of a Staggered Delay
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