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18th May '17 4:28:32 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Webcomic/BobTheAngryFlower'': From the people who brought you ''Submarine Action Movie'' and ''Airplane Action Movie''', now comes ''[[http://www.angryflower.com/traina.gif Train Action Movie!!!]]''



* ''Webcomic/BobTheAngryFlower'': From the people who brought you ''Submarine Action Movie'' and ''Airplane Action Movie''', now comes ''[[http://www.angryflower.com/traina.gif Train Action Movie!!!]]''



* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'':
** "Masters of Evil" has some of the Avengers' biggest villains at the time take over the Avengers Mansion, and capture five of the Avengers. ComicBook/AntMan, ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, and ComicBook/BlackPanther subsequently have to rescue their fellow superheroes.
** "Alone Against AIM" was actually promoted once as, "''Die Hard'' at Stark Industries!" The Scientist Supreme cuts off the power at the main Stark Industries office building, and takes Pepper Potts hostage, while also stealing some of Comicbook/IronMan's armor. This leaves an un-armored Tony Stark having to stop AIM from blowing up the building, with the Technovore chasing him in pursuit of the arc reactor in his chest. One scene even shows Tony descending an elevator shaft together with Maria Hill.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' does this with a unique twist: It's the building where Rattrap is hiding that is trying to kill him. He sets off the security system and tries to deactivate it. And an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' did ''Die Hard'' on an Elite Guard Spaceship. Complete with bomb-down-the-elevator-shaft and grumbling while crawling through the air vent.
* Done as a whole plot reference in ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' in the episode "Die Semi-Hard".
* A clip show episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' was framed around Jay's show being taken over by terrorists led by a Hans Gruber {{Expy}}. In the end [[BigDamnHeroes they were defeated]] by HighlyVisibleNinja Milton Berle.
* The ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode "Trapped With A Vengeance" had Dexter facing the janitor who wouldn't let him leave school, and had several {{Shout Out}}s to iconic scenes from ''Die Hard''.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'' episode "A Cold Day at X" is ''Die Hard'' In A Middle School.



* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'' episode "A Cold Day at X" is ''Die Hard'' In A Middle School.



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' does this with a unique twist: It's the building where Rattrap is hiding that is trying to kill him. He sets off the security system and tries to deactivate it. And an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' did ''Die Hard'' on an Elite Guard Spaceship. Complete with bomb-down-the-elevator-shaft and grumbling while crawling through the air vent.
* The "Hostage Crisis" episode of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' was basically "''Die Hard'' in the Republic Senate building" with Anakin as John [=McClane=] and bounty hunter Cad Bane as Hans Gruber. Instead of having no shoes like [=McClane=], Anakin has no lightsaber. Unlike most examples of the trope Anakin does ''not'' stop the villains, [[TheBadGuyWins they successfully take over the building, make their demands and then make good their escape]]. Anakin himself is captured without putting any real dents in the villains' efforts and spends the rest of the crisis unconscious and held with the rest of the hostages. However, Anakin does get a redemption at the end of the episode when he saves the lives of the hostages [[ForTheEvulz when Cad Bane was going to blow them up after he had already gotten away]].
* A clip show episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' was framed around Jay's show being taken over by terrorists led by a Hans Gruber {{Expy}}. In the end [[BigDamnHeroes they were defeated]] by HighlyVisibleNinja Milton Berle.
* The ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode "Trapped With A Vengeance" had Dexter facing the janitor who wouldn't let him leave school, and had several {{Shout Out}}s to iconic scenes from ''Die Hard''.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' does this with a unique twist: It's the building where Rattrap is hiding that is trying to kill him. He sets off the security system and tries to deactivate it. And an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' did ''Die Hard'' on an Elite Guard Spaceship. Complete with bomb-down-the-elevator-shaft and grumbling while crawling through the air vent.
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''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS1E22HostageCrisis "Hostage Crisis" episode of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' was Crisis"]] is basically "''Die Hard'' in the Republic Senate building" building", with Anakin as John [=McClane=] and bounty hunter Cad Bane as Hans Gruber. Instead of having no shoes like [=McClane=], Anakin has no lightsaber. Unlike most examples of the trope trope, Anakin does ''not'' stop the villains, villains: [[TheBadGuyWins they successfully take over the building, make their demands and then make good their escape]]. Anakin himself is captured without putting any real dents in the villains' efforts and spends the rest of the crisis unconscious and held with the rest of the hostages. However, Anakin does get a redemption at the end of the episode when he saves the lives of the hostages [[ForTheEvulz when Cad Bane was going to blow them up after he had already gotten away]].
* A clip show episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' was framed around Jay's show being taken over by terrorists led by a Hans Gruber {{Expy}}. In the end [[BigDamnHeroes they were defeated]] by HighlyVisibleNinja Milton Berle.
* The ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode "Trapped With A Vengeance" had Dexter facing the janitor who wouldn't let him leave school, and had several {{Shout Out}}s to iconic scenes from ''Die Hard''.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'':
** "Masters of Evil" has some of the Avengers' biggest villains at the time take over the Avengers Mansion, and capture five of the Avengers. ComicBook/AntMan, ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, and ComicBook/BlackPanther subsequently have to rescue their fellow superheroes.
** "Alone Against AIM" was actually promoted once as, "''Die Hard'' at Stark Industries!" The Scientist Supreme cuts off the power at the main Stark Industries office building, and takes Pepper Potts hostage, while also stealing some of Comicbook/IronMan's armor. This leaves an un-armored Tony Stark having to stop AIM from blowing up the building, with the Technovore chasing him in pursuit of the arc reactor in his chest. One scene even shows Tony descending an elevator shaft together with Maria Hill.
* Done as a whole plot reference in ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' in the episode "Die Semi-Hard"


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6th May '17 12:42:27 PM Mosher1024
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* In ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' [[https://xkcd.com/705/ "Devotion to Duty"]] the hostage takers are confronted by a sysadmin who climbs up the ventilation ducts and over the broken glass. He doesn't care about the hostages, he just wants to get the server back up.
1st May '17 9:52:25 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** ''Film/DieHard2'' is ''Die Hard'' in a snowed-in airport... and interestingly, is the last ''Die Hard'' movie to follow this trope as [[Film/DieHardWithAVengeance the third film]] becomes a ''Lethal Weapon'' clone, [[Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard the fourth film]] is a techno-thriller and [[Film/AGoodDayToDieHard the fifth film]] is leftover moments from ''Taken'' and ''Mission: Impossible'' movies with only the [=McClane=] character to suggest any relation whatsoever.

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** ''Film/DieHard2'' is ''Die Hard'' in a snowed-in airport... and interestingly, is the last ''Die Hard'' movie to follow this trope as [[Film/DieHardWithAVengeance the third film]] becomes a ''Lethal Weapon'' ''Film/LethalWeapon'' clone, [[Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard the fourth film]] is a techno-thriller and [[Film/AGoodDayToDieHard the fifth film]] is leftover moments from ''Taken'' and ''Mission: Impossible'' movies with only the [=McClane=] character to suggest any relation whatsoever.
19th Apr '17 3:26:06 PM Dravencour
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* The second half of the Creator/JohnWoo classic ''Film/HardBoiled'' is essentially ''Die Hard'' in a Hospital in true HeroicBloodshed style, as the bad guys take everybody hostage at the hospital. Tequila and Tony, along with the rest of the force in the hospital, have to get everyone out before the bad guys blow everything to hell. It's pretty badass.

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* The second half of the Creator/JohnWoo classic ''Film/HardBoiled'' is essentially ''Die Hard'' in a Hospital in true HeroicBloodshed style, as the bad guys take everybody hostage at the hospital. Tequila and Tony, Alan, along with the rest of the force in the hospital, have to get everyone out before the bad guys blow everything to hell. It's pretty badass.
15th Apr '17 1:34:55 PM marcoasalazarm
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->'''German Terrorist:''' Attention American workers: Your plant has been taken over by an all-star team of freelance terrorists.\\

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->'''German --->'''German Terrorist:''' Attention American workers: Your plant has been taken over by an all-star team of freelance terrorists.\\
15th Apr '17 1:34:21 PM marcoasalazarm
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** Parodied on the episode [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E13AndMaggieMakesThree "And Maggie Makes Three"]] (bear in mind, this is something Homer is imagining in the spur of the moment to lie about why there's no pictures of Maggie):
->'''German Terrorist:''' Attention American workers: Your plant has been taken over by an all-star team of freelance terrorists.\\
'''Homer:''' Not on ''my'' shift! (''jumps into an overhead vent'').
15th Apr '17 1:19:08 PM AnthonyMercer
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** Parodied with the page-quote exchange. Just to clarify, those events didn't really happen. They're a fabrication by Homer.
1st Apr '17 7:27:47 PM vexer
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** ''Mach 2''.
20th Feb '17 6:13:18 PM contrafanxxx
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* ''The Last Castle'' is ''The Rock'' meets ''The Shawshank Redemption''.
15th Feb '17 4:01:08 PM LordNictus
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->'''German Terrorist:''' Attention American workers: Your plant has been taken over by an all-star team of freelance terrorists.\\
'''Homer:''' Not on ''my'' shift! (''jumps into an overhead vent'')
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E13AndMaggieMakesThree "And Maggie Makes Three"]]

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->'''German Terrorist:''' Attention American workers: Your plant ->''"Ladies and gentleman. I'm afraid your in-flight entertainment program has been taken over cancelled. The weapons being carried by an all-star team of freelance terrorists.\\
'''Homer:''' Not on ''my'' shift! (''jumps into an overhead vent'')
my staff are real, so is their desire to use them if provoked. I am prepared to do whatever is necessary in order to achieve my goal. If you do as instructed, you will not be harmed. If you disobey or interfere with their activities, you will be shot."''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E13AndMaggieMakesThree "And Maggie Makes Three"]]
Charles Rane, ''Film/Passenger57''
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