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17th Jun '17 2:45:22 AM doorhandle
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*Real Life Lore has examined several [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oaGUg7ik_c massive real-life tsunamis that qualify,]] including Dam Vajont noted below. However, they also note this type of wave is normally caused by the impact of a huge amount of earth entering the water, rather than "normal" Tsunamis that are caused by earthquakes.
8th Jun '17 8:03:50 PM MeerkatMario
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* ''Film/TheDayAfterTomorrow'' has a 40 foot tall surge swamp Manhattan.

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* ''Film/TheDayAfterTomorrow'' has a 40 foot tall storm surge swamp Manhattan.



* ''[[Film/TheWave2015 The Wave (2015)]]'' features a massive rockslide triggering an 80 meter (300 foot) wave headed straight for the norwegian town Geiranger, with the citizens having less than ten minutes to get the hell out.

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* ''[[Film/TheWave2015 The Wave (2015)]]'' features a massive rockslide triggering an 80 meter (300 foot) wave headed straight for the norwegian a Norwegian town named Geiranger, with the citizens having less than ten minutes to get the hell out.



* ''Film/SanAndreas'' features a giant wave inundating San Francisco after a 9.6 Earthquake strikes it. The heroes, plus a few hundred other people, figure out that in order to survive, they must travel over the wave in their boats. But then, there's a Cargo Ship looming over the wave to add to the difficulty.

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* ''Film/SanAndreas'' features a giant wave inundating San Francisco after a 9.6 Earthquake earthquake strikes it. The heroes, plus a few hundred other people, figure out that in order to survive, they must travel over the wave in their boats. But then, there's a Cargo Ship cargo ship looming over the wave to add to the difficulty.



* [[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim Zim]] once flattened an entire city... [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome with a water balloon containing all of the water on Earth that created a 200-story high wall of water.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' [[SubvertedTrope subverts]] and then proceeds to [[LampshadeHanging lampshade this]] in the episode "The Belly of the Beast" the titular characters drop a giant mechanical shark into Danville Harbor, causing what appears to be a giant wave, which then miraculously manages to avoid everyone on the crowded boardwalk except Candace, who then proclaims "Ok, now how did that only hit me?"
** This scene is then repeated.
** and At the end of the episode, it's played straight.

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* [[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim Zim]] once flattened an entire city... [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome with a water balloon containing all of the water on Earth that created a 200-story (660 m) high wall of water.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' [[SubvertedTrope subverts]] and then proceeds to [[LampshadeHanging lampshade this]] in the episode "The Belly of the Beast" Beast", in which the titular characters drop a giant mechanical shark into Danville Harbor, causing what appears to be a giant wave, which wave. It then miraculously manages to avoid everyone on the crowded boardwalk except Candace, who then proclaims "Ok, proclaims, "OK, now how did that only hit me?"
** This scene is then repeated.
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repeated, and At at the end of the episode, it's played straight.
7th Jun '17 6:58:09 PM nombretomado
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* In the WhateleyUniverse, Riptide is a side character. But when Chaka gets hurt in "Ayla and the Birthday Brawl" and Riptide gets really upset, and there's a lake handy, a badguy in a getaway van finds out there's nowhere to run.

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* In the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, Riptide is a side character. But when Chaka gets hurt in "Ayla and the Birthday Brawl" and Riptide gets really upset, and there's a lake handy, a badguy in a getaway van finds out there's nowhere to run.
23rd May '17 12:58:16 PM Drcynic24
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** Two of them infamously sank the SS Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior. To scale the idea, it was a 700 foot long massive iron ore carrier and it was sunk so fast that they never even had a chance to make a distress call.
23rd Apr '17 4:52:20 PM SirPellucidar
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** Not quite. In the movie it's clearly stated to be around 1.5 km tall, and it's later shown that Mount Everest and many of the other tall mountains in the Himalayas are far above the water level. The reason it manages to overtop several shorter mountains is because the continental plate that the Himalayas rested on sunk several thousand meters in the preceding earthquakes.
23rd Apr '17 2:54:23 PM nombretomado
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* This is how the aptly named Tidal Wave spell looks in the 2D games of the ''Franchise/TalesSeries''.

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* This is how the aptly named Tidal Wave spell looks in the 2D games of the ''Franchise/TalesSeries''.''VideoGame/TalesSeries''.
31st Mar '17 4:16:01 PM Game_Fan
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* One of the most unusual real life variations on this was the Great Molasses Flood of Boston in 1919. Almost nine thousand cubic meters of molasses were released when a tank of it burst and released an eight meter wave of molasses. Small buildings were ripped off their foundations and crushed. Unlike water the molasses was almost impossible to escape from once people were ensnared. A reporter described vague shapes (people and horses) struggling inside the the sticky mass.
19th Feb '17 9:31:40 PM Blazer
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* In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha 2'', [[Anime/BrainPowerd Yuu Brain and Nelly Brain]] use their [[DeflectorShields Chakara Shields]] to hold back a massive tidal wave long enough for [[Anime/GaoGaiGar ChouRyuJin]] to use Eraserhead to disperse it.

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* In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha 2'', [[Anime/BrainPowerd Yuu Brain and Nelly Hime Brain]] use their [[DeflectorShields Chakara Shields]] to hold back a massive tidal wave long enough for [[Anime/GaoGaiGar ChouRyuJin]] to use Eraserhead to disperse it.
19th Feb '17 9:31:00 PM Blazer
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* In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha 2'', [[Anime/BrainPowerd Yuu Brain and Nelly Brain]] use their [[DeflectorShields Chakara Shields]] to hold back a massive tidal wave long enough for [[Anime/GaoGaiGar ChouRyuJin]] to use Eraserhead to disperse it.
17th Jan '17 1:07:18 PM Mdumas43073
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* ''Literature/ThePoseidonAdventure'', about an ocean liner that capsizes after being hit by one of these. The author, Paul Gallico, was inspired by his own real-life experience of being aboard the ''Queen Mary'' when she was hit by a rogue wave in 1942 and nearly turned over.
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