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7th Apr '17 12:52:17 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Used twice in the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "The Doomsday Machine" by first flying a shuttle into the maw of the machine and detonating the engines, having only a small effect. Then flying the wreckage of a starship into the machine and detonating the impulse engines destroying the machine's insides but leaving the hull intact.
** A dubious-canon EU novel, ''Before Dishonor'', indicates that even the internal detonation didn't physically damage it. Rather, it had an organic "pilot" [[UnusualUserInterface psychically interfaced into its crystalline control system]], and the radiation from explosion killed that "pilot" rendering it inert. Inserting a new "pilot", 7 of 9, was all that was needed to reactivate it.
** You encounter another in ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline''. The only way to defeat it is by shooting special torpedoes into its mouth - right after it blasts at you.

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* Used twice in the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "The Doomsday Machine" by first flying a shuttle into the maw of the machine and detonating the engines, having only a small effect. Then flying the wreckage of a starship into the machine and detonating the impulse engines destroying the machine's insides but leaving the hull intact.
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intact. A dubious-canon EU novel, ''Before Dishonor'', indicates that even the internal detonation didn't physically damage it. Rather, it had an organic "pilot" [[UnusualUserInterface psychically interfaced into its crystalline control system]], and the radiation from explosion killed that "pilot" rendering it inert. Inserting a new "pilot", 7 of 9, was all that was needed to reactivate it.
** You encounter another in ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline''. The only way to defeat it is by shooting special torpedoes into its mouth - right after it blasts at you.
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** The Dodongo in many games are giant dinosaurs who when fed Link's bombs will damage it or make it susceptible to attack from his sword. There's also the [[spoiler:[[AllJustADream imaginary]]]] relative called the Dodongo Snake in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening''. Oddly, in the original ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI'' game, it is more effective to let a bomb explode in ''front'' of the Dodongo (which is most effective if you place the bomb on the line between squares). This stuns it and lets you kill it in one shot (and one bomb), while it has to swallow two bombs to kill it the normal way. Additionally, stunning it will usually cause it to drop four bombs, while killing it normally will never drop bombs. The only downside is that stunning it may not work on the first attempt.

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** The Dodongo in many games are giant dinosaurs who when fed Link's bombs will damage it or make it susceptible to attack from his sword. There's also the [[spoiler:[[AllJustADream imaginary]]]] relative called the Dodongo Snake in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening''. Oddly, in the original ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI'' game, it is more effective to let a bomb explode in ''front'' of the Dodongo (which is most effective if you place the bomb on the line between squares). This stuns it and lets you kill it in one shot (and one bomb), while it has to swallow two bombs to kill it the normal way. Additionally, stunning it will usually cause it to drop four bombs, while killing it normally will never drop bombs. The only downside is that stunning it may not work on the first attempt.



** Scaldera in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' requires this strategy as well. And, while it's far from the only way to kill them, throwing a bomb at a Deku Baba or Quadro Baba will cause them to instinctively grab it with their mouth, at which point all you have to do is sit back and wait for it to explode.

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** Scaldera in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' requires this strategy as well. And, In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', while it's far from the only way to kill them, throwing a bomb at a Deku Baba or Quadro Baba will cause them to instinctively grab it with their mouth, at which point all you have to do is sit back and wait for it to explode.



** The Piranha Plant boss of ''Mario Party DS'' is defeated by grabbing one of the Bomb Seeds it pulls down and shoots at you, then throwing it back when it starts inhaling to get more.

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** The Piranha Plant boss of ''Mario Party ''VideoGame/MarioParty DS'' is defeated by grabbing one of the Bomb Seeds it pulls down and shoots at you, then throwing it back when it starts inhaling to get more.


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* A Doomsday Machine is found in ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline''. The only way to defeat it is by shooting special torpedoes into its mouth - right after it blasts at the player.
6th Apr '17 3:17:44 PM Amahn
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** A dubious-canon EU novel, ''Before Dishonor'', indicates that even the internal detonation didn't physically damage it. Rather, it had an organic "pilot" [[UnusualUserInterface psychically interfaced into its crystalline control system]], and the radiation from explosion killed that "pilot" rendering it inert. Inserting a new "pilot", 7 of 9, was all that was needed to reactivate it.
30th Mar '17 8:07:50 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''Film/KongSkullIsland'' the flashbulb on [[spoiler: Randa's]] camera shorts and starts strobing right before he's SwallowedWhole by a Skull Crawler, and the light is visible through its skin, and the fog it was using to hide. [[spoiler: Later, Cole attempts to feed himself to the Alpha Skull Crawler while wearing a belt of explosives and holding up two grenades with pins pulled, but it displays a bit of GenreSavvy and tosses him away instead.]]
12th Feb '17 6:34:54 PM Emperor_Oshron
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** In some cases, the bombs aren't ''required'', but are used to get Samus free of an enemy when it tries to take a bite out of her. For example, the titular Metroids aren't actually hurt by the bombs--you need to freeze them and then hit them with missiles--but if one latches on to Samus then you have to fold up into the Morph Ball and lay down the bombs to get it off her.
6th Feb '17 10:39:23 AM TheHeroHartmut
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* ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'' has the phrase in [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/2009/11/20/200-ode-to-minions Ode to Minions]]

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* ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'' has references the phrase hint given about this particular tactic in the original ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI'' in [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/2009/11/20/200-ode-to-minions com/comic/200-odetominions/ Ode to Minions]]Minions]].
-->'''Moblin:''' As we gather here to mourn the loss of our pal, let's never forget that [[ContinuityNod Dodongo disliked smoke]]. [[SmokingIsNotCool He disliked smoke... to the end!]]
4th Feb '17 1:11:31 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': When Emil kills a troll by throwing four small explosive charges at it at the same time, one of them makes it inside the troll's open mouth before exploding.
24th Jan '17 10:52:16 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In ''Film/ReignOfFire'', the plan to kill the [[spoiler:male]] dragon is to shoot an explosive crossbow bolt into its mouth. Unfortunately, the GenreSavvy dragon destroys the first bolt in flight with a fireball. It then picks up the VillainBall by [[spoiler:patiently waiting for the protagonist to successfully repeat the shot]].

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* In ''Film/ReignOfFire'', the plan to kill the [[spoiler:male]] dragon is to shoot an explosive crossbow bolt into its mouth. Unfortunately, the GenreSavvy dragon destroys the first bolt in flight with a fireball. It then picks up the VillainBall by [[spoiler:patiently waiting for the protagonist to successfully repeat the shot]].
31st Dec '16 6:09:52 AM JackG
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* In the [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wsapk-ck_rk Aldo Jones spoof]] of the ''Film/RogueOne'' trailer, a rebel soldier fires an anti-armor missile at an AT-AT walker, which swallows the missile, [[RuleOfFunny then spits it back and blows up the rebel]].

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* In the [https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wsapk-ck_rk Aldo Jones spoof]] of the ''Film/RogueOne'' trailer, a rebel soldier fires an anti-armor missile at an AT-AT walker, [[RuleOfFunny which swallows the missile, [[RuleOfFunny then spits it back back]] and blows up the rebel]].rebel.
31st Dec '16 6:08:50 AM JackG
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* In the [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wsapk-ck_rk Aldo Jones spoof]] of the ''Film/RogueOne'' trailer, a rebel soldier fires an anti-armor missile at an AT-AT walker, which swallows the missile, [[RuleOfFunny then spits it back and blows up the rebel]].
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25th Oct '16 4:15:00 PM ItsCursorBby
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* How Dazai and Chuya defeat [[EldritchAbomination Lovecraft]] in chapter 31 of ''Manga/BungouStrayDogs''. Lovecraft had earlier devoured the cast on Dazai's arm, which secretly contained a bomb rather than his broken arm, so when Steinbeck lets slip that the only way to do long-lasting damage to Lovecraft is from the inside, Dazai detonates the bomb and lets Chuya deliver the final blow. [[spoiler:It doesn't stick, but by the time Lovecraft recovers, there's no need for him to continue fighting.]]
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