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18th Jan '17 2:46:59 PM Scifimaster92
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* The final scene in ''Film/NextOfKin1982'' has [[spoiler:[[TheDragon Kelvin]]'s van exploding, taking the roadside café where the heroine had previously taken shelter with it.]]
15th Jan '17 1:35:22 PM Steven
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** ''GTA V'' can have your car explode if you drive it off a cliff and land on the engine side too hard.
6th Jan '17 7:36:46 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Every vehicle in ''[[VideoGame/{{Mercenaries}} Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction]]'' has a health meter; when it's reduced to 20%, it automatically starts losing health, giving off flames and flashing and sending everyone nearby running for cover. Once it hits 0%, boom. Exploding vehicles deal splash damage, and thus you can even set off chain reactions if you weaken its neighbors enough. It was reported that the sequel would us a more realistic system, but it doesn't. Somewhat annoying when you are just trying to use a light vehicle to get to places quickly… For real fun in the first game, turn on GodMode, shoot a car enough to get it to that 20%, then quickly climb inside. Your invincibility will extend to the car, allowing you to drive a giant bomb around for pretty much as long as you want, until you ditch it at something at high speeds, bailing out at the last second.

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* Every vehicle in ''[[VideoGame/{{Mercenaries}} Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction]]'' has a health meter; when it's reduced to 20%, it automatically starts losing health, giving off flames and flashing and sending everyone nearby running for cover. Once it hits 0%, boom. Exploding vehicles deal splash damage, and thus you can even set off chain reactions if you weaken its neighbors enough. It was reported that the sequel would us a more realistic system, but it doesn't. Somewhat annoying when you are just trying to use a light vehicle to get to places quickly… quickly... For real fun in the first game, turn on GodMode, shoot a car enough to get it to that 20%, then quickly climb inside. Your invincibility will extend to the car, allowing you to drive a giant bomb around for pretty much as long as you want, until you ditch it at something at high speeds, bailing out at the last second.



* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', Every Airship Is A Pinto, but "[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20120518 only...in dose cheap novels]]".

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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', Every Airship Is A Pinto, but "[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20120518 only... in dose cheap novels]]".



*** ....and in further reality, Challenger didn't technically explode. It broke apart: the lower strut of one of the boosters, as well as the bottom section of the main fuel tank, failed. The entire load of liquid hydrogen and LOX was released and was quickly consumed in a large fireball, but what actually destroyed the shuttle was that it was turned sideways during near maximum aerodynamic forces, not the fireball. The largest components to survive were the boosters...and the crew compartment.

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*** ....*** ...and in further reality, Challenger didn't technically explode. It broke apart: the lower strut of one of the boosters, as well as the bottom section of the main fuel tank, failed. The entire load of liquid hydrogen and LOX was released and was quickly consumed in a large fireball, but what actually destroyed the shuttle was that it was turned sideways during near maximum aerodynamic forces, not the fireball. The largest components to survive were the boosters... and the crew compartment.
30th Dec '16 9:03:13 AM Solicitr
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*** However, military ordnance is designed to be very difficult to set off, except as intended; unless the weapon is armed, generally it will only explode if triggered by another explosive, such as a bomb. Compounds like TNT and C-4 are almost impossible to detonate without a proper trigger-- even if tossed in a fire they'll simply burn without going off.
21st Nov '16 3:30:36 PM DiamondWeapon
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** Taken UpToEleven in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowGatOutOfHell'' with the Comet, which is not only likely to explode in a collision, but will inevitably catch fire and blow up just from driving sooner or later.
16th Nov '16 7:01:47 PM Vir
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** Also parodied in the ''It's a Trap!'' spoof of ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi' with the famous speederbike chase, except with regular bicycles. And yes, they explode when hitting a tree. Additionally, a bicycle crashes, and a hurt stormtrooper gets up and limps a little before he blows up.

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** Also parodied in the ''It's a Trap!'' spoof of ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi' ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' with the famous speederbike chase, except with regular bicycles. And yes, they explode when hitting a tree. Additionally, a bicycle crashes, and a hurt stormtrooper gets up and limps a little before he blows up.
16th Nov '16 7:01:10 PM Vir
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** In "Something Smells", when [=SpongeBob=]] jumps on a boat's windshield and blinds the driver with his horrible breath, the car stops and suddenly explodes [[RuleOfFunny without crashing into anything at all]].

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** In "Something Smells", when [=SpongeBob=]] [=SpongeBob=] jumps on a boat's windshield and blinds the driver with his horrible breath, the car stops and suddenly explodes [[RuleOfFunny without crashing into anything at all]].



* In ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'', everything is MadeOfExplodium, including vehicles. The series is about a {{Rescue}} organization, and they have to be kept busy.

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* In ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'', everything is MadeOfExplodium, including vehicles. The series is about a {{Rescue}} rescue organization, and they have to be kept busy.
30th Oct '16 7:37:07 AM JJHIL325
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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', the train car [[EvidenceDungeon full of vital evidence]] (and multiple propane tanks) gets derailed, and everything in it is destroyed in a fiery explosion.

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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', the train car [[EvidenceDungeon full of vital evidence]] (and and [[JustifiedTrope multiple propane tanks) tanks]] gets derailed, and everything in it is destroyed in a fiery explosion.explosion. Fortunately, Judy and Nick manage to salvage enough evidence.
20th Oct '16 2:35:40 PM WillKeaton
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* When Aylee from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' [[http://sluggy.com/daily.php?date=980228&mode=weekly drives Torg's car]], some of the five dozen or so cars she demolishes fall under this trope.

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* When Aylee from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' [[http://sluggy.com/daily.php?date=980228&mode=weekly drives Torg's car]], car,]] some of the five dozen or so cars she demolishes fall under this trope.



* ''Webcomic/{{Transmission}}'' ends an arc parodying ''Film/{{Duel}}'' with the Plymouth GTX being pushed off a cliff by an out-of-control Peterbilt. [[http://transmission.thecomicseries.com/comics/131 It explodes on the way down]], even though, as Reg notes, it was out of petrol.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Transmission}}'' ends an arc parodying ''Film/{{Duel}}'' with the Plymouth GTX being pushed off a cliff by an out-of-control Peterbilt. [[http://transmission.thecomicseries.com/comics/131 It explodes on the way down]], down,]] even though, as Reg notes, it was out of petrol.
20th Oct '16 2:35:11 PM WillKeaton
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** ''Film/DrNo'' has Bond in a high-speed road chase on a curvy mountain road. He passes an obstacle; his pursuers (driving a hearse) crash and burn. [[note]]The hearse also changes from a Cadillac to a Lasalle (GM brand lower than Cadillac)[[/note]].

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** ''Film/DrNo'' has Bond in a high-speed road chase on a curvy mountain road. He passes an obstacle; his pursuers (driving a hearse) crash and burn. [[note]]The hearse also changes from a Cadillac to a Lasalle (GM brand lower than Cadillac)[[/note]]. Cadillac).[[/note]]
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