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24th Nov '16 10:30:15 PM DustSnitch
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* ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' contains a DoubleSubversion. A cop tries to claim the destruction at Kowalski's apartment is the result of a gas leak, only for all the witnesses to berate him and point out the lack of gas's scent. One man steps up to say that they all saw a magical beast cause the destruction, but before he can, Newt casts a spell over all of the witnesses and they frantically claim in agreement that it was a gas leak that caused everything.
17th Nov '16 5:10:20 PM JamesShade
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'': The Duncan Hills Coffee Company, eager to capitalize on a cross-promotion program with Dethklok, covers up a series of terrorist attacks on their stores by The Revengencers by repeatedly referring to them as "natural gas coincidence explosions".
16th Nov '16 10:23:54 PM Korval
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* In the pilot of ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', after Scott Summers accidentally provokes a fire in a soccer game, Professor Xavier rewrites the memory of a nearby cop into thinking it was a leak in a propane can.

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* In the pilot first episode of the second season of ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', after Scott Summers accidentally provokes a fire in a soccer game, Professor Xavier rewrites the memory of a nearby cop into thinking it was a leak in a propane can.
28th Apr '16 8:45:55 PM Xelloss08
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* In ''Fanfic/FateParallelFantasia'', gas leaks are used as the standard explanation for people falling unconscious due to being drained of prana, mostly by True Caster and True Rider.
9th Mar '16 8:51:55 PM Ominae
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* In ''LightNovel/TheCaseFilesOfYakushijiRyoko'', the destruction of a skyscraper in Ginza is attributed to a large-scale gas leak and explosion. In reality, the building's owner belonged to a cult that had bred a colossal snake and kept it near the top of the building. Inspector Yakushiji gave it a massive dose of growth drugs that caused it to instantly grow large enough to tear the building apart from the inside.

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* In ''LightNovel/TheCaseFilesOfYakushijiRyoko'', ''Literature/TheCaseFilesOfYakushijiRyoko'', the destruction of a skyscraper in Ginza is attributed to a large-scale gas leak and explosion. In reality, the building's owner belonged to a cult that had bred a colossal snake and kept it near the top of the building. Inspector Yakushiji gave it a massive dose of growth drugs that caused it to instantly grow large enough to tear the building apart from the inside.



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23rd Feb '16 10:29:57 PM Ominae
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* In ''Manga/TheCaseFilesOfYakushijiRyoko'', the destruction of a skyscraper in Ginza is attributed to a large-scale gas leak and explosion. In reality, the building's owner belonged to a cult that had bred a colossal snake and kept it near the top of the building. Inspector Yakushiji gave it a massive dose of growth drugs that caused it to instantly grow large enough to tear the building apart from the inside.

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* In ''Manga/TheCaseFilesOfYakushijiRyoko'', ''LightNovel/TheCaseFilesOfYakushijiRyoko'', the destruction of a skyscraper in Ginza is attributed to a large-scale gas leak and explosion. In reality, the building's owner belonged to a cult that had bred a colossal snake and kept it near the top of the building. Inspector Yakushiji gave it a massive dose of growth drugs that caused it to instantly grow large enough to tear the building apart from the inside.
6th Dec '15 2:23:05 PM Nentuaby
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* In ''Literature/HonorHarrington'', an "air car explosion" destroys the [[http://honorverse.wikia.com/wiki/North_Hollow_files North Hollow Files]], which were loaded with blackmail material to extort cooperation from others.

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* In ''Literature/HonorHarrington'', an "air car explosion" destroys the building containing the [[http://honorverse.wikia.com/wiki/North_Hollow_files North Hollow Files]], which were loaded with blackmail material to extort cooperation from others. In this case, [[ImplausibleDeniability nobody was really expected to buy it]]; the destruction of the site they were held at just had to be explained ''pro forma'' to match the OpenSecret nature of the files themselves.
27th Nov '15 6:07:44 PM WillyFourEyes
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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' subverts this trope as a joke. Upon entering "Area 52", the player sees a flash of light and is given a tooltip that persists for 30 seconds which says, "The flash of light you did not see has erased the memories you did not have."

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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' [[SubvertedTrope subverts this trope trope]] [[PlayedForLaughs as a joke.joke]]. Upon entering "Area 52", the player sees a flash of light and is given a tooltip that persists for 30 seconds which says, "The flash of light you did not see has erased the memories you did not have."
24th Nov '15 3:20:45 AM jormis29
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** Used again in ''Conviction'' by [[PrivateMilitaryContractors Black Arrow]] to evacuate the Washington Monument fairgrounds so that their men can move in to get Sam.
** Used again in ''Blacklist'' to cover up the vehicles Grim destroyed with a UAV in Tehran. [[BlatantLies Of course a gas leak could destroy a dozen SUVs while leaving everything else around them okay]], but [[JustifiedTrope the Iranian government goes along with it]] since they are no more eager than Fourth Echelon to engage in a shooting war with the U.S.

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** Used again in ''Conviction'' ''[[VideoGame/SplinterCellConviction Conviction]]'' by [[PrivateMilitaryContractors Black Arrow]] to evacuate the Washington Monument fairgrounds so that their men can move in to get Sam.
** Used again in ''Blacklist'' ''[[VideoGame/SplinterCellBlacklist Blacklist]]'' to cover up the vehicles Grim destroyed with a UAV in Tehran. [[BlatantLies Of course a gas leak could destroy a dozen SUVs while leaving everything else around them okay]], but [[JustifiedTrope the Iranian government goes along with it]] since they are no more eager than Fourth Echelon to engage in a shooting war with the U.S.
18th Nov '15 5:24:25 AM Andyroid
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* At the end of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "A Tale of Two Stans" [[spoiler: Ford]] manages to get TheMenInBlack out of town by claiming the energy caused by the Universe Portal was actually from an unreported meteorite shower. [[spoiler: It works because the agents just had their recent memories wiped.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''
** In "Into the Bunker", Grunkle Stan claims the damage caused to the Mystery Shack by an infestation of zombies was caused by "a big woodpecker". When the contractor doesn't seem to fall for that, Stan just straight-up bribes him.
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At the end of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "A Tale of Two Stans" [[spoiler: Ford]] Grunkle Stan's long-lost brother]] manages to get TheMenInBlack out of town by claiming the energy caused by the Universe Interdimensional Portal was actually from an unreported meteorite shower. [[spoiler: It works because the agents just had their recent memories wiped.]]
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