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18th Mar '17 5:51:31 AM Pastykake
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* In ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesGetXtreme'', an exploding popcorn machine does this to Calvin.

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* In ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesGetXtreme'', ''FanFic/CalvinAndHobbesGetXtreme'', an exploding popcorn machine does this to Calvin.Calvin.
* In the ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' fanfic ''FanFic/ChaosTheory'', Shirou uses Rho Aias to let an explosion propel him and Rin along their escape route.
18th Mar '17 5:48:02 AM Pastykake
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StuffBlowingUp in movies and TV is cool and very common. When the hero isn't [[UnflinchingWalk calmly walking away]] from an explosion, they're running away from it while ''still'' being caught by the blastwave and sent flying several meters onto conveniently located soft materials. Characters who become wise to this method of ExplosivePropulsion will devise plans (improvised as often as not) where their escape or pursuit of the bad guys is accelerated by blowing stuff up behind them.

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StuffBlowingUp in movies and TV is cool and very common. When the hero isn't [[UnflinchingWalk calmly walking away]] from an explosion, they're running away from it while ''still'' being caught by the blastwave and sent flying several meters onto conveniently located soft materials. Characters who become wise to this method of ExplosivePropulsion explosive propulsion will devise plans (improvised as often as not) where their escape or pursuit of the bad guys is accelerated by blowing stuff up behind them.
15th Mar '17 3:43:31 PM Doug86
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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': Inquisitor Kryptmann applied this method to an entire ''moon'' containing a dormant genestealer brood, sending it into the Warp so that it would emerge light-years later in the middle of the ork-infested Octarius system. This caused a Tyranid hive fleet to follow the genestealers' signal, but Kryptmann had every planet in the way Exterminatused to deny the 'nids the biomass they need to replensih their forces. Meaning that on arrival, the fleet wasn't strong enough to destroy the orks (who reproduce by being killed), and are now trapped in a ForeverWar, with the caveat that whoever wins the war will be entirely unstoppable.

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': Inquisitor Kryptmann applied this method to an entire ''moon'' containing a dormant genestealer brood, sending it into the Warp so that it would emerge light-years later in the middle of the ork-infested Octarius system. This caused a Tyranid hive fleet to follow the genestealers' signal, but Kryptmann had every planet in the way Exterminatused to deny the 'nids the biomass they need to replensih their forces. Meaning that on arrival, the fleet wasn't strong enough to destroy the orks (who reproduce by being killed), and are now trapped in a ForeverWar, with the caveat that whoever wins the war will be entirely unstoppable.
22nd Feb '17 10:31:27 AM Chabal2
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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': Inquisitor Kryptmann applied this method to an entire ''moon'' containing a dormant genestealer brood, sending it into the Warp so that it would emerge light-years later in the middle of the ork-infested Octarius system. This caused a Tyranid hive fleet to follow the genestealers' signal, but Kryptmann had every planet in the way Exterminatused to deny the 'nids the biomass they need to replensih their forces. Meaning that on arrival, the fleet wasn't strong enough to destroy the orks (who reproduce by being killed), and are now trapped in a ForeverWar, with the caveat that whoever wins the war will be entirely unstoppable.
5th Jan '17 2:13:39 PM Arcana4th
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* Discussed and played straight in ''Series/TheLibrarians2014'', during season 2. The team uses grenades to explode themselves to the other side of a hole. Colonel Baird states that this is not how grenade works, but since [[spoiler:the team is actually inside a video game]], it works.
7th Nov '16 5:40:07 PM Pinokio
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* In ''Film/LastActionHero'', Slater is propelled into the air while attempting to outrun a TimeBomb.
30th Oct '16 9:49:03 AM nombretomado
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* ''[[{{GURPS}} GURPS: Spaceships]]'' has various nuclear pulse engines. In ''GunFu'' there is a perk that lets a cinematic character propel himself with the recoil of his gun.

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* ''[[{{GURPS}} ''[[TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} GURPS: Spaceships]]'' has various nuclear pulse engines. In ''GunFu'' there is a perk that lets a cinematic character propel himself with the recoil of his gun.
14th Aug '16 4:37:17 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* [[BoringButPractical This trope is pretty much how a gun fires a bullet.]]
* And also how rockets go into space.
* Also how fragmentation grenades kill people.

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* [[BoringButPractical This trope is pretty much how a gun fires a bullet.]]
* And also
bullet, how rockets go into space.
* Also
space, and how fragmentation grenades kill people.]]
25th Jun '16 3:16:25 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operación_Ogro Operación Ogro]], the plot to assassinate Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco, the confidant, prime minister, and presumed successor to [[UsefulNotes/TheFrancoRegime General Francisco Franco]]. Four ETA members posing as student sculptors rented a room on the street Blanco used to go to church, dug a tunnel under the road, and packed it with 80 kilograms of explosives. When a second set of "electricians" detonated the bomb as Blanco's car passed over it, the vehicle that weighted almost two tons ''[[ExplosionPropulsion sailed over 60 feet into the air]]'' before landing on a second-floor balcony of a building the next street over.
7th Jun '16 9:35:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/PlanetTerror'', Cherry Darling uses her leg-mounted grenade launcher to rocket-propel herself over a wall and get a drop on the zombie soldiers.
* In ''Film/SinCity'', a grenade explodes under Miho but it just launches her undamaged into the air.


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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/PlanetTerror'', Cherry Darling uses her leg-mounted grenade launcher to rocket-propel herself over a wall and get a drop on the zombie soldiers.
* In ''Film/SinCity'', a grenade explodes under Miho but it just launches her undamaged into the air.
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