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2nd Oct '17 11:14:05 PM SilverlightPony
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** Special mention goes to the ''Aleutian Ballad'', which got smacked by a 60-foot rogue wave in 2005 and nearly capsized.
29th Sep '17 6:37:12 PM cybertoy0
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', the annual giant wave hits the city of Water 7. Later in the series, Whitebeard uses his quake-quake fruit power to create an instant tsunami.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
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In ''Manga/OnePiece'', the beginning of the Davy Back Fight Arc, a school of Sea Monkeys (In this series, "Sea Monkeys", are giant fish with monkey faces), stir up a giant wave that the Straw Hats need to escape.
** In Water 7, we learn that an
annual giant tidal wave hits the city of Water 7. Later island once a year, and submerges the outer districts in sea water. In the story, this particular wave is apparently so strong that the mere lapping ''damages the town''. When the Straw Hats have to follow the [=CP9=] to Enies Lobby for Robin, they have to brave this wave.
** Whitebeard's first action
in the series, Whitebeard uses Paramount War is to generate ''two'' of these with his quake-quake fruit power to create an instant tsunami.earthquake powers. Aokiji stops the waves by freezing them with his ice powers.
17th Sep '17 12:56:30 PM nombretomado
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Perspective and point of view can [[TropesAreFlexible play with]] this trope. If you are out on the open ocean, a wave only needs to be big enough to capsize your vessel to fully qualify. If you can haul your boat on a trailer behind the family automobile, a 10 foot / 3 meter wave can be a major problem. If you are on a cruise ship or an aircraft carrier, a wave big enough to qualify for this trope could wipe out entire small coastal villages once it hits land.

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Perspective and point of view can [[TropesAreFlexible [[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible play with]] this trope. If you are out on the open ocean, a wave only needs to be big enough to capsize your vessel to fully qualify. If you can haul your boat on a trailer behind the family automobile, a 10 foot / 3 meter wave can be a major problem. If you are on a cruise ship or an aircraft carrier, a wave big enough to qualify for this trope could wipe out entire small coastal villages once it hits land.
31st Aug '17 10:33:11 AM HalcyonDayz
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* In Dragon Ball Z, Goku created several of these, as well as earthquakes, around the world while powering up to SSJ3. Apparently [[DestructiveSaviour he never thought about the consequences of his actions]].

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* In Dragon Ball Z, Goku created several of these, as well as earthquakes, around the world while powering up to SSJ3.[=SSJ3=]. Apparently [[DestructiveSaviour he never thought about the consequences of his actions]].
31st Aug '17 6:06:20 AM SirPellucidar
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* In Dragon Ball Z, Goku created several of these, as well as earthquakes, around the world while powering up to SSJ3. Apparently [[Destructive Saviour he never thought about the consequences of his actions]].

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* In Dragon Ball Z, Goku created several of these, as well as earthquakes, around the world while powering up to SSJ3. Apparently [[Destructive Saviour [[DestructiveSaviour he never thought about the consequences of his actions]].
31st Aug '17 6:06:07 AM SirPellucidar
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* In Dragon Ball Z, Goku created several of these, as well as earthquakes, around the world while powering up to SSJ3. Apparently [[Destructive Saviour he never thought about the consequences of his actions]].
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.
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