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23rd Nov '17 12:43:40 PM Schrau
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Then there's [[FallingChandelierOfDoom chandeliers]], [[EndangeredSouffle soufflés]], [[AshesToCrashes funeral urns]], [[PricelessMingVase antique vases]], [[ExplodingFishTanks aquaria]], [[DoomedSupermarketDisplay supermarket displays]]... all of these things, like rules, are made to be broken.

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Then there's [[FallingChandelierOfDoom chandeliers]], [[EndangeredSouffle soufflés]], [[AshesToCrashes funeral urns]], [[PricelessMingVase antique vases]], [[ExplodingFishTanks aquaria]], [[Creator/SeanBean Sean]] [[ChronicallyKilledActor Bean]], [[DoomedSupermarketDisplay supermarket displays]]... all of these things, like rules, are made to be broken.
18th Oct '17 9:44:20 PM Killerweinerdog
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* Most vehicles in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series that aren't the ''[[CoolShip Normandy]]'' ([[spoiler:and once even the ''Normandy'']]) tend to explode in a spectacular fashion, particularly Sovereign in the first game and the [[HumongousMecha YMIR mechs]] and the Collector base in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''.

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* Most vehicles in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series that aren't the ''[[CoolShip Normandy]]'' ([[spoiler:and once even the ''Normandy'']]) tend to explode in a spectacular fashion, particularly Sovereign in the first game and the [[HumongousMecha YMIR mechs]] and the Collector base in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''. It gets to a point where it is a surprise when a ship Commander Shepard sets foot on ''doesn't'' explode.
18th Oct '17 9:41:18 PM Killerweinerdog
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* Being set in Holland, one level in ''[[VideoGame/MedalOfHonor Medal of Honor: Frontline]]'' naturally features windmills...one of which you promptly set on fire to signal the French Resistance.
3rd Feb '17 8:47:36 PM BattleMaster
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* Given how much the fact that they were all destroyable was used in its advertising, this trope probably applies to all the buildings that show up in ''VideoGame/{{Mercenaries}}''.
13th Jan '17 8:27:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* The [[FallingChandelierOfDoom chandelier]] in ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' is a classic example of this, enough to be a trope on its own.
** Creator/TerryPratchett plays with it oh so much in ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'', especially with the FallingChandelierOfDoom. Seeing as the plot is closely related to ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', it's no wonder that everyone declares it an accident waiting to happen.

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* The [[FallingChandelierOfDoom chandelier]] in ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' is a classic example of this, enough to be a trope on its own.
** * Creator/TerryPratchett plays with it oh so much in ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'', especially with the FallingChandelierOfDoom. Seeing as the plot is closely related to ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', it's no wonder that everyone declares it an accident waiting to happen.



* ''{{Mistborn}}'' Kredik Shaw ''almost'' lasts out the series [[spoiler: Until Vin flattens it]].

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* ''{{Mistborn}}'' ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' Kredik Shaw ''almost'' lasts out the series [[spoiler: Until Vin flattens it]].



* In the fifth season of ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'', a plot was hatched involving the natural gas refinery. The GenreSavvy audience members immediately knew that this building was doomed to a swift and fiery death.

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* In the fifth season of ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'', ''Series/TwentyFour'', a plot was hatched involving the natural gas refinery. The GenreSavvy audience members immediately knew that this building was doomed to a swift and fiery death.



* On ''TopGear'', any caravan or Morris Marina is guaranteed to be destroyed.

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* On ''TopGear'', ''Series/TopGear'', any caravan or Morris Marina is guaranteed to be destroyed.



* Once a game in the ''ProfessorLayton'' series.
* Anything marked with a red and white star in ''[[VideoGame/JustCause Just Cause 2]]'' can and should be destroyed for fun and profit. This includes huge radio masts, satellite dishes, fuel containers, construction cranes, water towers, gas stations, propaganda trailers and yes, windmills.
* Planets visited by Samus in the side-scrolling ''{{Metroid}}'' series have a tendency to explode. By the end of the fourth game, ''all'' of the places she'd gone to had been taken out (discounting those from the 3D ''Prime'' series).
* Anything and everything that resembles a tower in ''SplitSecond''. That airport control tower? BOOM! That [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Needle Space Needle]] rip-off? BOOM! That crane? BOOM! ... And so on. They'll almost always end up on top of several cars.

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* Once a game in the ''ProfessorLayton'' ''VideoGame/ProfessorLayton'' series.
* Anything marked with a red and white star in ''[[VideoGame/JustCause Just Cause 2]]'' ''VideoGame/JustCause2'' can and should be destroyed for fun and profit. This includes huge radio masts, satellite dishes, fuel containers, construction cranes, water towers, gas stations, propaganda trailers and yes, windmills.
* Planets visited by Samus in the side-scrolling ''{{Metroid}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' series have a tendency to explode. By the end of the fourth game, ''all'' of the places she'd gone to had been taken out (discounting those from the 3D ''Prime'' series).
* Anything and everything that resembles a tower in ''SplitSecond''.''VideoGame/SplitSecond''. That airport control tower? BOOM! That [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Needle Space Needle]] rip-off? BOOM! That crane? BOOM! ... And so on. They'll almost always end up on top of several cars.
9th Sep '16 6:41:12 PM igordebraga
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* [[MonumentalDamage Any remotely recognizable building in a global disaster movie.]] ''Film/IndependenceDay'' was notorious for it, while the director later return to even greater MonumentalDamage in ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve'' seemed to take the most glee in this.

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* [[MonumentalDamage Any remotely recognizable building in a global disaster movie.]] ''Film/IndependenceDay'' was notorious for it, while the director later return to even greater MonumentalDamage in ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve'' seemed to take the most glee in this. ''Film/IndependenceDayResurgence'' even lampshades with the line "they like to get the landmarks".



* The road tanker in ''Film/TheTerminator''. Which the following movies imitate with a liquid nitrogen truck and both a firemen and a tow truck.

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* The road tanker in ''Film/TheTerminator''. Which the following movies imitate with a liquid nitrogen truck and truck, both a firemen and a tow truck.truck, and a school bus.


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* Discussed in ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'', as [=McCoy=] thinks the PlanetSpaceship being visited "looks like a snowglobe just about to be broken". While Yorktown does suffer some damage, it survives the movie just fine,
7th Aug '16 1:40:06 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Practically every single Pelican dropship in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series. In fact, there's only one level in the first game in which an aircraft does not crash. Because that level doesn't feature any aircraft.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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Practically every single spaceship and Pelican dropship in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series. dropship. In fact, there's only one level in the [[VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved first game game]] in which an aircraft does not crash. Because that level doesn't feature any aircraft.aircraft.
** Forerunner installations have a tendency to get destroyed in spectacular fashion, often courtesy of the heroes. Heck, the Chief blows up [[spoiler:Alpha Halo]] ''twice''!
31st May '16 1:08:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* In-film example - ''TheParty'' begins with a location shoot where actor Hrundi Bakshi (Creator/PeterSellers) is inadvertently, and repeatedly, messing up shots. A large fortress set has been rigged to explode, but before they can set up to shoot it, Bakshi goes to lace up a sandal, and rests his foot on the detonator.
* Any main building in a RogerCorman film from his Poe-adaptation years can be expected to go up in spectacular flames by the end. One notable exception, Film/{{The Tomb Of Ligeia}}, has it destroyed by a flood instead. Corman later said that he chose a flood only because he was tired of ending every film with flames.

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* In-film example - ''TheParty'' ''Film/TheParty'' begins with a location shoot where actor Hrundi Bakshi (Creator/PeterSellers) is inadvertently, and repeatedly, messing up shots. A large fortress set has been rigged to explode, but before they can set up to shoot it, Bakshi goes to lace up a sandal, and rests his foot on the detonator.
* Any main building in a RogerCorman Creator/RogerCorman film from his Poe-adaptation years can be expected to go up in spectacular flames by the end. One notable exception, Film/{{The Tomb Of Ligeia}}, has it destroyed by a flood instead. Corman later said that he chose a flood only because he was tired of ending every film with flames.
15th May '16 10:36:33 PM nombretomado
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* MarvelUniverse's [[AirborneAircraftCarrier Helicarriers]] are prone to spectacular crashes. The MarvelCinematicUniverse followed suit.

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* MarvelUniverse's [[AirborneAircraftCarrier Helicarriers]] are prone to spectacular crashes. The MarvelCinematicUniverse Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse followed suit.
20th Mar '16 7:03:06 AM GothicProphet
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