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14th Jan '17 3:20:46 PM Blazer
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* Played more or less straight in one of the ''Anime/MazingerZ'' series. One of the weapons of ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' is Rust Tornado. The HumongousMecha blews ''three'' tornadoes from its grill mouth. Of course, anything it touches gets obliterated, and the wind gales kick big dirt clouds and leave a trail of destruction in its wake (in the movie it dug a wiiiiide trench across Mount Fuji). Though the area surrounding the attack does not seem so affected how it should.

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* Played more or less straight in one of the ''Anime/MazingerZ'' series. One of the weapons of ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' is Rust Tornado. The HumongousMecha blews ''three'' tornadoes from its grill mouth. Of course, anything it touches gets obliterated, and the wind gales kick big dirt clouds and leave a trail of destruction in its wake (in the movie it dug a wiiiiide trench across Mount Fuji). Though the area surrounding the attack does not seem so affected how it should. This is actually justified as the wind also unleashes acid that corrodes anything the wind touches. Mazinger Z and Anime/GreatMazinger's Rust Hurricane and Great Typhoon aren't as powerful as Rust Tornado, so they can't do the massive damage Kaiser can.
19th Dec '16 7:37:38 AM Tron80
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* Naturally averted. However, for lower grade tornadoes, this really isn't a concern, so long as you stay in a safe location. Once you start getting up to F3 and beyond, it's time to run...to suitable cover. Where you will hunker down, with something soft protecting you, while praying to the deity of your choice, if you so desire. Just to make things clear, you should ''not'' be attempting to outrun a tornado. Even assuming you could move faster than the funnel cloud, you'd probably get a 2x4 through the head for being out in the open, or [[TheWizardOfOz get hit by a house]].

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* Naturally averted. However, for lower grade tornadoes, this really isn't a concern, so long as you stay in a safe location. Once you start getting up to F3 and beyond, it's time to run...to suitable cover. Where you will hunker down, with something soft protecting you, while praying to the deity of your choice, if you so desire. Just to make things clear, you should ''not'' be attempting to outrun a tornado. Even assuming you could move faster than the funnel cloud, you'd probably get a 2x4 through the head for being out in the open, or [[TheWizardOfOz [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz get hit by a house]].
9th Nov '16 10:18:01 PM FunnelVortex
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* Averted in ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange''. The tornado at the end of the game is clearly seen causing catastrophic damage to Arcadia Bay long before the funnel cloud even comes onshore.
10th Oct '16 7:15:47 PM nombretomado
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7th Oct '16 8:45:29 AM ArchTeryx
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Is this the kind of thinking that can get you seriously injured or even killed in RealLife? [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs You'd better believe it]]. This actually happened when a ''huge'' tornado (2.5+ miles wide) hit El Reno, OK in 2013. The condensation funnel was only a half mile wide. This fooled experienced storm chasers into thinking the tornado was farther away then it was, and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_El_Reno_tornado four of them, including 20-year TWISTEX veteran Tim Samaras, were killed.]] No one can come nearly as close to a real tornado as characters do on TV without already having been sucked up into it -- or bludgeoned by one of the objects circling in the air around it. In reality, if you're less than a mile away from the storm, [[ThisIsGonnaSuck you're in trouble.]] '''[[ThisIsGonnaSuck Big]]''' [[ThisIsGonnaSuck trouble.]]

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Is this the kind of thinking that can get you seriously injured or even killed in RealLife? [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs You'd better believe it]]. This actually happened when There are several examples in the RealLife tab below, including a ''huge'' tornado (2.5+ miles wide) hit El Reno, OK in 2013. The condensation funnel was only a half mile wide. This fooled that killed 4 experienced storm chasers into thinking the tornado was farther away then it was, and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_El_Reno_tornado four of them, including 20-year TWISTEX veteran Tim Samaras, were killed.]] chasers. No one can come nearly as close to a real tornado as characters do on TV without already having been sucked up into it -- or bludgeoned by one of the objects circling in the air around it. In reality, if you're less than a mile away from the storm, [[ThisIsGonnaSuck you're in trouble.]] '''[[ThisIsGonnaSuck Big]]''' [[ThisIsGonnaSuck trouble.]]
6th Oct '16 11:06:04 PM ArchTeryx
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Is this the kind of thinking that can get you seriously injured or even killed in RealLife? [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs You'd better believe it]]. This actually happened when a ''huge'' tornado (2.5+ miles wide) hit El Reno, OK in 2013. The condensation funnel was only a half mile wide. This fooled experienced storm chasers into thinking the tornado was farther away then it was, and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_El_Reno_tornado four of them, including 20-year veteran Tim Samaras, were killed.]] No one can come nearly as close to a real tornado as characters do on TV without already having been sucked up into it -- or bludgeoned by one of the objects circling in the air around it. In reality, if you're less than a mile away from the storm, [[ThisIsGonnaSuck you're in trouble.]] '''[[ThisIsGonnaSuck Big]]''' [[ThisIsGonnaSuck trouble.]]

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Is this the kind of thinking that can get you seriously injured or even killed in RealLife? [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs You'd better believe it]]. This actually happened when a ''huge'' tornado (2.5+ miles wide) hit El Reno, OK in 2013. The condensation funnel was only a half mile wide. This fooled experienced storm chasers into thinking the tornado was farther away then it was, and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_El_Reno_tornado four of them, including 20-year TWISTEX veteran Tim Samaras, were killed.]] No one can come nearly as close to a real tornado as characters do on TV without already having been sucked up into it -- or bludgeoned by one of the objects circling in the air around it. In reality, if you're less than a mile away from the storm, [[ThisIsGonnaSuck you're in trouble.]] '''[[ThisIsGonnaSuck Big]]''' [[ThisIsGonnaSuck trouble.]]
6th Oct '16 11:03:33 PM ArchTeryx
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Is this the kind of thinking that can get you seriously injured or even killed in RealLife? [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs You'd better believe it]]. No one can come nearly as close to a real tornado as characters do on TV without already having been sucked up into it -- or bludgeoned by one of the objects circling in the air around it. In reality, if you're less than a mile away from the storm, [[ThisIsGonnaSuck you're in trouble.]] '''[[ThisIsGonnaSuck Big]]''' [[ThisIsGonnaSuck trouble.]]

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Is this the kind of thinking that can get you seriously injured or even killed in RealLife? [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs You'd better believe it]]. This actually happened when a ''huge'' tornado (2.5+ miles wide) hit El Reno, OK in 2013. The condensation funnel was only a half mile wide. This fooled experienced storm chasers into thinking the tornado was farther away then it was, and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_El_Reno_tornado four of them, including 20-year veteran Tim Samaras, were killed.]] No one can come nearly as close to a real tornado as characters do on TV without already having been sucked up into it -- or bludgeoned by one of the objects circling in the air around it. In reality, if you're less than a mile away from the storm, [[ThisIsGonnaSuck you're in trouble.]] '''[[ThisIsGonnaSuck Big]]''' [[ThisIsGonnaSuck trouble.]]
5th Sep '16 12:35:14 PM erforce
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* ''MadMaxFuryRoad'': When Furiosa is chased into the enormous sandstorm she is chased by warboys in smaller cars. When one gets close, she ''eases into a tornado'' by pushing against it with her own truck, while her own truck is unaffected.

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* ''MadMaxFuryRoad'': ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'': When Furiosa is chased into the enormous sandstorm she is chased by warboys in smaller cars. When one gets close, she ''eases into a tornado'' by pushing against it with her own truck, while her own truck is unaffected.
30th Aug '16 1:11:15 PM Hadjorim
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* ''MadMaxFuryRoad'': When Furiosa is chased into the enormous sandstorm she is chased by warboys in smaller cars. When one gets close, she ''eases into a tornado'' by pushing against it with her own truck, while her own truck is unaffected.
25th Aug '16 4:44:49 PM nombretomado
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* Averted in ''Series/StormChasers'', a DiscoveryChannel documentary series that follows teams of storm chasers as they pursue tornadoes across the countryside, the potential lethality of the storms being constantly reiterated. It is even highlighted when in one episode [[CoolCar a purpose-built armored vehicle designed to drive into a tornado and survive]] has one of its windows blown out when a tornado suddenly intensifies on top of them, the driver and one of the passengers suffering cuts to their faces from flying glass. The fourth season starts off showing the effects of the [=EF4=] tornado that struck Yazoo City, Mississippi in April 2010, one man being shown with a bloodied head and another man is found on the ground unconscious. The 5th season takes this UpToEleven with multiple tornadoes striking major cities throughout the Midwest and Southeast. SceneryGorn out the wazoo.

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* Averted in ''Series/StormChasers'', a DiscoveryChannel Creator/DiscoveryChannel documentary series that follows teams of storm chasers as they pursue tornadoes across the countryside, the potential lethality of the storms being constantly reiterated. It is even highlighted when in one episode [[CoolCar a purpose-built armored vehicle designed to drive into a tornado and survive]] has one of its windows blown out when a tornado suddenly intensifies on top of them, the driver and one of the passengers suffering cuts to their faces from flying glass. The fourth season starts off showing the effects of the [=EF4=] tornado that struck Yazoo City, Mississippi in April 2010, one man being shown with a bloodied head and another man is found on the ground unconscious. The 5th season takes this UpToEleven with multiple tornadoes striking major cities throughout the Midwest and Southeast. SceneryGorn out the wazoo.
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