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6th Oct '17 6:14:21 PM DienShihGeng
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* Zoro in ''Manga/OnePiece'' after the timeskip can now create these with one attack.
1st Oct '17 3:16:38 PM ADrago
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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]]. There are several examples in the RealLife tab below, including a tornado that killed four experienced storm chasers. There have been people who have survived coming remarkably close to tornadoes, but by every account every one of them was convinced they would die even as it happened. The even greater risk lies in being 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 [[JustForFun/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs You'd better believe it]]. There are several examples in the RealLife tab below, including a tornado that killed four experienced storm chasers. There have been people who have survived coming remarkably close to tornadoes, but by every account every one of them was convinced they would die even as it happened. The even greater risk lies in being 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]].
1st Aug '17 9:48:59 AM RockRaider
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* ''WesternAnimation/MonaTheVampire'' has what may be one of the most extreme examples of wrongness on Tornadoes ever. In "The Whirling Void", Mona learns about Tornadoes from her dad, who describe them as "whirling voids". Then, when a string of missing items start happening, Mona believes the culprit is a "whirling void" (which, to her, is a sentient, kleptomaniac tornado that isn't connected to any cloud, or even the ground, and is able to alter its size and shape and hide in any object). She also defeats it by blowing wind in the opposite direction that it's spinning. Oh, and at the end of the episode, when Officer Halcroft is dismissive of Mona's claim of a whirling void, we see one pass by and suck up a vehicle, which doesn't occur until the funnel cloud reaches it.
27th May '17 1:00:19 PM lillolillo
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* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', people and Pokémon can be seen narrowly dodging small funnel clouds - the result of the attack Whirlwind - without coming to any harm. On the other hand, Pokémon do get sucked into whirlpools.

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* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', people and Pokémon Pokemon can be seen narrowly dodging small funnel clouds - the result of the attack Whirlwind - without coming to any harm. On the other hand, Pokémon do get sucked into whirlpools.



* In ''Anime/LaBlueGirl'', Miko [[MundaneMadeAwesome can create one with her own hair]]. This being a {{hentai}}, it usually results in ClothingDamage (unless of course she was already naked when using it.) She normally uses it as a finishing move against whatever enemy she's up against.

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* In ''Anime/LaBlueGirl'', ''La Blue Girl'', Miko [[MundaneMadeAwesome can create one with her own hair]]. This being a {{hentai}}, it usually results in ClothingDamage (unless of course she was already naked when using it.) She normally uses it as a finishing move against whatever enemy she's up against.



* Tornadoes are one of the most common forms of attacks used by ''ComicBook/TheFlash'' foe, the Weather Wizard. They are generally shown emerging from the tip of his wand and things are only affected when they are hit by the funnel cloud. The Wizard even uses tornadoes to fly.

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* Tornadoes are one of the most common forms of attacks used by ''ComicBook/TheFlash'' Franchise/TheFlash foe, the Weather Wizard. They are generally shown emerging from the tip of his wand and things are only affected when they are hit by the funnel cloud. The Wizard even uses tornadoes to fly.fly.
* Averted in ''Superman'' #376, where Franchise/{{Superman}} and Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} toil to dispel several tornadoes trashing Kansas. Although both cousins are capable to dive into the funnel and come out unaffected, the winds spawned by the tornado blow rocks, trees and even houses away.



* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] to an extent in the Russian ''Literature/TalesOfTheMagicLand'': the hurricane in question is magically created by a Wicked Witch, and [[AWizardDidIt enchanted by a Good Witch]] to deal as little damage as possible (specifically, she aimed it at a single house which she expected to be empty, but it didn't quite work that way).
* Averted in the ''[[Literature/LittleHouseOnThePrairie Little House]]'' books. Laura was describing the effects of real tornadoes in the area around De Smet. Including the weirdness of a guy who ''survived'' being picked up--and put down--by a tornado. Though he was stripped of every stitch of clothing.

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* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] Justified to an extent in the Russian ''Literature/TalesOfTheMagicLand'': the hurricane in question is magically created by a Wicked Witch, and [[AWizardDidIt enchanted by a Good Witch]] to deal as little damage as possible (specifically, she aimed it at a single house which she expected to be empty, but it didn't quite work that way).
* Averted in the ''[[Literature/LittleHouseOnThePrairie Little House]]'' ''Literature/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' books. Laura was describing the effects of real tornadoes in the area around De Smet. Including the weirdness of a guy who ''survived'' being picked up--and put down--by a tornado. Though he was stripped of every stitch of clothing.
17th Mar '17 2:50:00 PM Theriocephalus
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...unless, of course, you live in [[HollywoodScience the land of make-believe]]. There, only the visible funnel cloud is actually capable of damaging anything, and even then they usually don't even stir up any debris. Never mind that in real life the funnel cloud is only the ''center'' of the tornado, with a wide radius of 300+ MPH ground winds rotating around it and ripping up trees, cars,[[Film/{{Twister}} cows]] and tear entire houses out of their foundations. Forget the fact that even an EF-1 power tornado (on a scale of 5) can rip the roofs off buildings and turn cars into flying battering rams (an EF-5 tornado's damage level is scientifically described as [[StuffBlowingUp "explosive"]]). In fiction, you'll be perfectly safe, no matter how powerful the storm, as long as the physical funnel cloud does not touch you.

Is this the kind of thinking that can get you seriously injured or even killed in RealLife? [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs You'd better believe it]]. There are several examples in the RealLife tab below, including a tornado that killed 4 experienced storm chasers. There have been people who have survived coming remarkably close to tornadoes, but by every account every one of them was convinced they would die even as it happened. The even greater risk lies in being 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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...unless, of course, you live in [[HollywoodScience the land of make-believe]]. There, only the visible funnel cloud is actually capable of damaging anything, and even then they usually don't even stir up any debris. Never mind that in real life the funnel cloud is only the ''center'' of the tornado, with a wide radius of 300+ MPH ground winds rotating around it and ripping up trees, cars,[[Film/{{Twister}} cars and [[Film/{{Twister}} cows]] and tear tearing entire houses out of their foundations. Forget the fact that even an EF-1 power tornado (on a scale of 5) can rip the roofs off buildings and turn cars into flying battering rams (an EF-5 tornado's damage level is scientifically described as [[StuffBlowingUp "explosive"]]). In fiction, you'll be perfectly safe, no matter how powerful the storm, as long as the physical funnel cloud does not touch you.

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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]]. There are several examples in the RealLife tab below, including a tornado that killed 4 four experienced storm chasers. There have been people who have survived coming remarkably close to tornadoes, but by every account every one of them was convinced they would die even as it happened. The even greater risk lies in being 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.]] trouble]]. '''[[ThisIsGonnaSuck Big]]''' [[ThisIsGonnaSuck trouble.]]
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* John's hurricanes in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' appears to work like this, though they might be carrying some debris that does the real damage.

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* John's hurricanes in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' appears appear to work like this, though they might be carrying some debris that does the real damage.
11th Mar '17 3:33:09 PM DoNotEatMyBacon
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Compare MegaMaelstrom. When weaponised, see TornadoMove.

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Compare MegaMaelstrom. MegaMaelstrom and FunnelCloudJourney. When weaponised, see TornadoMove.
TornadoMove.
27th Feb '17 6:38:29 AM Tightwire
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...unless, of course, you live in [[HollywoodScience the land of make-believe]]. There, only the visible funnel cloud is actually capable of damaging anything, and even then they usually don't even stir up any debris. Never mind that in real life the funnel cloud is only the ''center'' of the tornado, with a wide radius of 300+ MPH ground winds rotating around it and ripping up trees and cars and [[Film/{{Twister}} cows]] and so forth. Forget the fact that even an EF-1 power tornado (on a scale of 5) can rip the roofs off buildings and turn cars into flying battering rams (an EF-5 tornado's damage level is scientifically described as [[StuffBlowingUp "explosive"]]). In fiction, you'll be perfectly safe, no matter how powerful the storm, as long as the physical funnel cloud does not touch you.

Is this the kind of thinking that can get you seriously injured or even killed in RealLife? [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs You'd better believe it]]. There are several examples in the RealLife tab below, including a tornado that killed 4 experienced storm 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.]]

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...unless, of course, you live in [[HollywoodScience the land of make-believe]]. There, only the visible funnel cloud is actually capable of damaging anything, and even then they usually don't even stir up any debris. Never mind that in real life the funnel cloud is only the ''center'' of the tornado, with a wide radius of 300+ MPH ground winds rotating around it and ripping up trees and cars and [[Film/{{Twister}} trees, cars,[[Film/{{Twister}} cows]] and so forth.tear entire houses out of their foundations. Forget the fact that even an EF-1 power tornado (on a scale of 5) can rip the roofs off buildings and turn cars into flying battering rams (an EF-5 tornado's damage level is scientifically described as [[StuffBlowingUp "explosive"]]). In fiction, you'll be perfectly safe, no matter how powerful the storm, as long as the physical funnel cloud does not touch you.

Is this the kind of thinking that can get you seriously injured or even killed in RealLife? [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs You'd better believe it]]. There are several examples in the RealLife tab below, including a tornado that killed 4 experienced storm chasers. No one can come nearly as There have been people who have survived coming remarkably close to a real tornado tornadoes, but by every account every one of them was convinced they would die even as characters do on TV without already having been sucked up into it -- or happened. The even greater risk lies in being 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.]]



* 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 [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz 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 [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz get hit by a house]].
23rd Feb '17 1:36:34 PM DoNotEatMyBacon
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* Jumping into a tornado in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', perhaps ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' and ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' is encouraged. Not to mention the surrounding platforms are completely unharmed except for occasional flying debris. Possibly lampshaded in the latter; Knuckles shouts for help when sucked up, despite it being the only possible way forward for himself and Shadow.

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* Jumping [[FunnelCloudJourney into a tornado tornado]] in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', perhaps ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' and ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' is encouraged. Not to mention the surrounding platforms are completely unharmed except for occasional flying debris. Possibly lampshaded in the latter; Knuckles shouts for help when sucked up, despite it being the only possible way forward for himself and Shadow.
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]].
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