History Main / DestructiveSaviour

25th Jul '16 2:50:10 PM Gamermaster
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Subverted in ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''. Nanoha's fighting style involves lots of {{Wave Motion Gun}}s, so there tends to be a lot of property damage; but civilians are rarely at risk since battles either take place inside of barriers that remove all muggles from the area or occur away from populated areas (plus magic can be made entirely non-lethal at will). However, it's played completely straight during Nanoha's first battle (which is what caused her to realize that WithGreatPowerComesGreatResponsibility).
10th Jun '16 2:32:09 PM TheUnknownUploader
Is there an issue? Send a Message
3rd Jun '16 10:52:05 AM Tron80
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''Fanfic/OnceMoreWithFeeling'', after Shinji destroys half of the city in his first simulated exercise, Misato nicknames him "Godzilla".
21st May '16 8:20:59 PM erforce
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'':
** Their very first attempt at catching Slimer destroyed an entire banquet hall, and did severe damage to the walls of the floor Slimer was originally hanging around on.

to:

* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'':
''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'':
** Their The team's very first attempt at catching Slimer destroyed an entire banquet hall, hall in the [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} original film]], and did severe damage to the walls of the floor Slimer was originally hanging around on.



** Their defeat of Gozer destroyed the top couple floors of Dana's apartment complex, the street below, a nearby church, and covered what had to be a city block in marshmallow. In the second film, it's revealed they got sued by several government agencies and were placed under a restraining order to prevent them from continuing their business, which in short means they were denied compensation and punished for a ''job'' they were ''hired for'' by the city.
** In the second film, there's no mention of the Ghostbusters being held responsible for any damages, even though they turned the Statue of Liberty into a RentAZilla by filling it with slime. Surprisingly, they did very little damage to the museum they had hijacked the statue to breach.
** By the time of the game, the city has decided to just roll with it, and has a standing insurance policy to cover the damage they do. People still aren't too happy, though.

to:

** *** Their defeat of Gozer destroyed the top couple floors of Dana's apartment complex, the street below, a nearby church, and covered what had to be a city block in marshmallow. In the second film, it's revealed they got sued by several government agencies and were placed under a restraining order to prevent them from continuing their business, which in short means they were denied compensation and punished for a ''job'' they were ''hired for'' by the city.
** In the second film, ''Film/GhostbustersII'', there's no mention of the Ghostbusters being held responsible for any damages, even though they turned the Statue of Liberty into a RentAZilla by filling it with slime. Surprisingly, they did very little damage to the museum they had hijacked the statue to breach.
** By the time of [[VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame the game, 2009 game]], the city has decided to just roll with it, and has a standing insurance policy to cover the damage they do. People still aren't too happy, though.
10th May '16 11:38:35 AM Tron80
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'': Although the main characters saved humanity every time they fought, their [[HumongousMecha Evas]] also caused much destruction. The Japanese Minister of Interior resents NERV and the Evangelions because it.
-->If we had not needed them we would have never approved of such monstrosities. They may have protected us, but how much death and destruction have they caused? Ikari has been absolutely reckless in their implementation.
8th May '16 11:03:35 PM avpfreak15
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** A number of spells usable by player characters can lead to this trope. A few examples include: Meteor Storm, Tsunami, Earthquake, Wish, Alter Reality, the Mordenkainen spells, Colossus, any of the higher level Monster Summoning spells, a well placed Fireball, Creeping Doom, Summon Weather, Gate, etc. Honestly there are too many to name. The more powerful a magic-using PC gets, the more the potential for this trope increases. Keep in mind, this applies to Psionicists and reckless artifact/relic users, also.

to:

** A number of spells usable by player characters can lead to this trope. A few examples include: Meteor Storm, Tsunami, Earthquake, Wish, Alter Reality, the Mordenkainen spells, Colossus, any of the higher level Monster Summoning spells, Crushing Fist of Spite, a well placed Fireball, Creeping Doom, Summon Weather, Gate, etc. Honestly there are too many to name. The more powerful a magic-using PC gets, the more the potential for this trope increases. Keep in mind, this applies to Psionicists and reckless artifact/relic users, also.
26th Apr '16 2:07:07 PM GoombasAreGods
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Mr Toad accuses Bigby of being this in ''VideoGame/TheWolfAmongUs''; he's not entirely wrong.
-->'''(After Bigby has just accidentally destroyed his car) Mr Toad''': I called you, and you came to help. I can't be mad. But even when you help, things end up more fucked than when they started!
24th Apr '16 5:01:31 PM DeisTheAlcano
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Being a [[{{Homage}} love letter]] to the above, ''Film/PacificRim'' has pretty much any encounter that happens in a city; there's a reason that the line in the sand is drawn ten miles out to sea whenever possible. We don't get to see too much of it, but Gypsy Danger and Otachi do something of a number on Hong Kong, complete with devastated buildings and the use of civilian property such as shipping containers and actual ships as improvised weapons.


Added DiffLines:

* Being a [[{{Homage}} love letter]] to {{kaiju}} films, ''Film/PacificRim'' has pretty much any encounter that happens in a city end with millions of dollars in damage; there's a reason the line in the sand is drawn ten miles out to sea whenever possible. We don't get to see too much of it, but Gipsy Danger and Otachi do something of a number on Hong Kong, complete with devastated buildings and the use of civilian property such as shipping containers and actual ships as improvised weapons.
8th Apr '16 9:54:04 AM Redrich
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** [[XComEnemyUnknown The reboot]] continues this trope: your soldiers' default equipment includes two grenades, and heavies carry a ''rocket launcher'' that can be upgraded to a ''plasma homing missile''. You can blow up entire buildings in your pursuit of alien activity, or murder civilians if they get in your way. You end the game by ''blowing up the alien mothership in high orbit'', causing meteorites of advanced alien metals to collide across the entire planet. The sequel is worse; one of your character classes has a grenade launcher for their secondary, a good quarter of mission types involve terrorist bombings, undercover aliens may make you paranoid enough to shoot random civilians, and you effectively shut down the avatar project by destroying any and all progress they have made from millions of human experiments.

to:

** [[XComEnemyUnknown The reboot]] continues this trope: your soldiers' default equipment includes two grenades, and heavies carry a ''rocket launcher'' that can be upgraded to a ''plasma homing missile''. You can blow up entire buildings in your pursuit of alien activity, or cars are casually used as IED's and you can opt to murder civilians if they get in your way. to prevent Crysalids from turning them into zombies. All the UFO's that you shoot down have significant chance to crash into urban areas and you see entire city block demolished by small craft. You can only imagine, how Battleship would look in same situation. The end the game by ''blowing up the mission disables alien mothership in high orbit'', causing meteorites of advanced alien metals safety protocols, turning his power core into miniature black hole. Being too close to collide across Earth, the entire planet. only thing that prevented planetary destruction was Volunteer sacrificing his/her life to deal with this mess. The sequel is might be worse; one of your character classes has a grenade launcher for their secondary, a good quarter of mission types involve terrorist bombings, bombings and human kidnapping, undercover aliens may make you paranoid enough to shoot random civilians, and you effectively shut down the avatar project by destroying any and all progress they have made from millions of human experiments.
29th Feb '16 11:50:17 AM PurrElise
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' set in Australia involves all the teams going to a farm to catch rabbits. The invasive species are pests to the farmers. Right from the get-go, all the teams race to catch 10 rabbits, and end up destroying many of the crops in the process without even thinking about it.
This list shows the last 10 events of 403. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.DestructiveSaviour