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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.]]
24th Oct '15 1:40:50 PM LongLiveHumour
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* In the second ''{{Literature/Montmorency}}'' novel, an explosive terrorist attack at a train station is covered up in this manner.

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* In the second ''{{Literature/Montmorency}}'' novel, an explosive terrorist attack at a train station is covered up in this manner. The truth is never made public, and the repairman blamed for the faulty line hanged himself a year later.
12th Oct '15 6:47:23 AM Sharlee
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** In ''Broken Homes'', the near-total demolition of a small farm during a magical battle between two veteran combat wizards is written up as the result of some propane canisters exploding.

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** In ''Broken Homes'', the near-total demolition of a small farm during a magical battle between two veteran combat wizards is written up as the result of some propane canisters exploding. As it happens, one such canister ''did'' blow up during the fight, but only accidentally and after the majority of the damage had already been done.
12th Oct '15 6:45:41 AM Sharlee
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** In ''Broken Homes'', the near-total demolition of a small farm during a magical battle between two veteran combat wizards is written up as the result of some propane canisters exploding.
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