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29th Mar '17 6:16:16 PM REV6Pilot
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* {{Invoked|Trope}} in ''VideoGame/SplinterCell: Pandora Tomorrow''. [[spoiler:Sam disguises himself as a maintenance crewman and just leaves the final smallpox canister in the middle of the airport, timer ticking down and all. Security catches wind of it almost immediately, evacuate the airport and call in bomb disposal, who detonate the device harmlessly.]]
25th Nov '16 12:50:02 AM JackG
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* Exploited in ''Film/{{Speed}}''; the bomber realises its a cliche to use a watch as a bomb timer, it's all part of a BatmanGambit [[spoiler:to lure a SWAT team to his home and blow them up]].

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* Exploited in ''Film/{{Speed}}''; the bomber realises its it's a cliche to use a watch as a bomb timer, it's all part of a BatmanGambit [[spoiler:to lure a SWAT team to his home and blow them up]].



* Used for a BatmanGambit in ''Film/{{Red}}''. The CloudCuckoolander of the BadassCrew drives his target in the direction he wants by charging towards him and his guards, screaming madly while wearing a vest stacked with dynamite, wires and a ridiculously large Mickey Mouse clock. They flee this maniac so fast [[NotMyDriver they don't question the car that pulls up just in time to drive them to safety]]. Played straight in the sequel [[spoiler:with the Red Mercury bomb.]]

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* Used for a BatmanGambit in ''Film/{{Red}}''. The CloudCuckoolander of the BadassCrew drives his target in the direction he wants by charging towards him and his guards, bodyguards, screaming madly while wearing a vest stacked with dynamite, wires and a ridiculously large Mickey Mouse clock. They flee this maniac so fast [[NotMyDriver they don't question the car that pulls up just in time to drive them to safety]]. Played straight in the sequel [[spoiler:with the Red Mercury bomb.]]
25th Nov '16 12:45:41 AM JackG
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* ''Film/TheMartian''. Unlike [[Literature/TheMartian in the novel]] where it's just a glass beaker with a wire going into it, secured by duct tape, the bomb constructed by Vogol flashes and [[BeepingComputers beeps]] after it's plugged into a USB port, and attaches to the airlock door with a ''clunk'' like a [[StickyBomb magnetized limpet mine]].

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* ''Film/TheMartian''. Unlike [[Literature/TheMartian in the novel]] where it's just a glass beaker with a wire going into it, [[DuctTapeForEverything secured by duct tape, tape]], the bomb constructed by Vogol flashes and [[BeepingComputers beeps]] after it's plugged into a USB port, and attaches to the airlock door with a ''clunk'' like a [[StickyBomb magnetized limpet mine]].


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* ''Film/{{Arrival}}''. Several soldiers are shown loading something onto the alien spaceship, but it's not clear what until they activate the digital timer. The camera then pulls in to show the timer is wired to several blocks of explosive. [[spoiler:Ironically the aliens know what the device is (because they can see the future) and try to warn the human protagonists (who should recognise a bomb, but walk straight past it as the timer is facing away from them and it's piled among the other equipment).]]


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24th Oct '16 3:05:47 PM PhysicsPhil
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** Played straight in the episode "The Fall of Night", in the attempt to assassinate [[spoiler:Captain Sheridan. The fact that the bomb ''is'' incredibly obvious allows him to notice it, and is the reason he jumps from the shuttle]].

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** Played straight in the episode "The Fall of Night", in the attempt to assassinate [[spoiler:Captain Sheridan. The fact that the bomb ''is'' incredibly obvious allows him to notice it, and is the reason he jumps from the shuttle]].shuttle, although as far as anyone knew this would have lead to his death anyway]].
14th Aug '16 12:23:33 PM Geoduck
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* ''Film/BatmanTheMovie'' had the bowling-ball bomb version with the fuse that never burned down until Batman got rid of it.

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* ''Film/BatmanTheMovie'' had the bowling-ball bomb version with the fuse that never burned down until Batman (finally, after a great deal of effort) got rid of it.
26th Jun '16 6:27:12 AM Hjortron18
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* In ''Film/JohnnyEnglish'', the bomb to kill (almost) all the [=MI7=]-agents is just taped on top Agent One's coffin. Johnny English still misses it.

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* In ''Film/JohnnyEnglish'', the bomb to kill (almost) all the [=MI7=]-agents is just taped on top of Agent One's coffin. Johnny English still misses it.
26th Jun '16 6:25:37 AM Hjortron18
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* In ''Film/JohnnyEnglish'', the bomb to kill (almost) all the MI7-agents ist just taped on top of the coffin of Agend One. Johnny English still misses it.

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* In ''Film/JohnnyEnglish'', the bomb to kill (almost) all the MI7-agents ist [=MI7=]-agents is just taped on top of the coffin of Agend One.Agent One's coffin. Johnny English still misses it.
26th Jun '16 5:50:35 AM Hjortron18
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* In ''Film/JohnnyEnglish'', the bomb to kill (almost) all the MI7-agents ist just taped on top of the coffin of Agend One. Johnny English still misses it.
10th May '16 5:23:46 PM eroock
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* The C4 bomb in ''Film/DieHard'' that the hero discovers on the roof of the building has a red blinking light and an audible beeper.
24th Apr '16 1:41:11 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* In the ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' episode "The Empty Hearse", Sherlock and John find an incredibly obvious bomb which comes complete with flashing digital timer even though it was intended to be remotely detonated.

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* In the ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' episode "The Empty Hearse", Sherlock and John find an incredibly obvious bomb which comes complete with flashing digital timer even though it was intended to be remotely detonated. [[spoiler: The timer turns out to be a ''safety feature''; the location the bomb is in is itself supposed to be secret, and the bomb can be easily disarmed with a simple off switch.]]
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