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5th Jun '18 7:18:39 AM GojiBiscuits
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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' has mines that beep and flash if a target so much as gets near them, followed by a distinctive sound if the player gets close enough to trigger it. The player then has a whole second to jump out of the way as the mine is launched to eye level (similar to a Bouncing Betty) or grab it in midair.

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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' has mines the hopper mines, landmines that beep and flash if a target so much as gets near them, followed by a distinctive sound if the player gets close enough to trigger it.it. Once it jumps into the air, it makes a traditional clicking noise as its grappling 'legs' disengage. The player then has a whole second to jump out of the way as the mine is launched to eye level (similar to a Bouncing Betty) or grab it in midair.
15th Apr '18 1:42:27 PM AmuckCricetine
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "Genesis of the Daleks", the Doctor steps on a partially-buried mine in the rubble of Skaro, and his companion Harry has to wedge rocks under the mine so that he can lift his foot off it without it going off.

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "Genesis "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E4GenesisOfTheDaleks Genesis of the Daleks", Daleks]]", the Doctor steps on a partially-buried mine in the rubble of Skaro, and his companion Harry has to wedge rocks under the mine so that he can lift his foot off it without it going off.
13th Apr '18 6:59:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/ActionMan1995'': One character steps on a pressure mine. To escape, he unties his boot and does an unnecessarily impressive backflip as the mine goes off.
22nd Mar '18 10:56:22 PM julietvalcouer
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* ''Film/LandOfMine'' is about a detail of German [=POW=]s in the Netherlands after WWII assigned to disarm mines along the coast. Several men are killed accidentally in the process. [[spoiler: Out of the fourteen, only four survive.]]

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* ''Film/LandOfMine'' ''Land Of Mine'' is about a detail of German [=POW=]s in the Netherlands Denmark after WWII assigned to disarm mines along the coast. Several men (actually [[WouldHurtAChild teenage boys]]) are killed accidentally in the process. [[spoiler: Out of the fourteen, only four survive.]]]] While the film is loosely BasedOnATrueStory, it should be noted using prisoners to clear mine fields, no matter how carefully trained they are, is actually banned by the Geneva Convention as a war crime.
17th Mar '18 12:01:53 PM DavidCowie
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* ''VideoGame/KingdomsOfAmalurReckoning:'' The Temple of Aodh has magical land mines. If you get too close to those inconspicuous round areas on the floor, a glowing column pops up, giving you a couple of seconds to run away before it explodes. Try not to run over another one!
12th Feb '18 8:32:43 AM Linda58
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** In "The Candidate" Flashback!Oliver kills a mercenary and then tosses the body onto a landmine to disguise how the man died. In "Restoration" another mercenary is following Oliver so Oliver carefully walks around the edge of the minefield while the mercenary FailedASpotCheck, walked straight onto a mine and was killed.

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** In "The Candidate" Flashback!Oliver kills a mercenary and then tosses the body onto a landmine to disguise how the man died. In "Restoration" another mercenary is following Oliver so Oliver carefully walks around the edge of the minefield while the mercenary FailedASpotCheck, walked straight onto a mine and was killed. TheDragon of the group comments on how suspicious it is that after months of no problems they start losing people to land mines after he shows up.
31st Jan '18 8:06:06 AM Cryoclaste
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* Played straight in ''GearsOfWar 2'' and ''3''. You can punch surfaces with your grenades to set traps. This was a {{gamebreaker}} at the beginning of 2's multiplayer, because everyone spawned with one smoke grenade. This smoke grenade released smoke as a byproduct of what was apparently an omnidirectional [[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic force]] [[StarWars wave.]] This not only obscured the screen, but it also threw players up into the air, dropped them onto their backs, and then stunned them for several seconds before they could get back up and do anything. It also made people drop the meatflag, meatshields, and boomshields. Fortunately, this was nerfed so that all that happened was that you'd be stunned for a moment, drop the meatflag or a meatshield, or lose your boomshield if you weren't covering behind it.

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* Played straight in ''GearsOfWar 2'' ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar2'' and ''3''. You can punch surfaces with your grenades to set traps. This was a {{gamebreaker}} at the beginning of 2's multiplayer, because everyone spawned with one smoke grenade. This smoke grenade released smoke as a byproduct of what was apparently an omnidirectional [[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic force]] [[StarWars wave.]] This not only obscured the screen, but it also threw players up into the air, dropped them onto their backs, and then stunned them for several seconds before they could get back up and do anything. It also made people drop the meatflag, meatshields, and boomshields. Fortunately, this was nerfed so that all that happened was that you'd be stunned for a moment, drop the meatflag or a meatshield, or lose your boomshield if you weren't covering behind it.
28th Jan '18 5:16:18 PM foxley
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* ''Series/MacGyver'' once finds himself with a foot on a mine, and manages a daring escape, but, in jumping free, he's landed on ''another'' mine (which turns out to be a dud). There's also a slight variation in one episode where Mac finds himself having to prop up a rickety shelf that's holding several cases of unstable old dynamite. If he lets go, he'll go boom.

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* ''Series/MacGyver'' ''Series/MacGyver1985'' once finds himself with a foot on a mine, and manages a daring escape, but, in jumping free, he's landed on ''another'' mine (which turns out to be a dud). There's also a slight variation in one episode where Mac finds himself having to prop up a rickety shelf that's holding several cases of unstable old dynamite. If he lets go, he'll go boom.
17th Jan '18 8:08:33 PM jormis29
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* The unimpressive early Vietnam war flick ''Film/TheBoysOfCompanyC'' features a single fine sequence when a soldier on night patrol steps on a mine in a rice paddy. He then cuts through his boot sole and ties it tightly to the detonator (apparently this was SOP), and then skedaddles, to see the mine go off just after he reaches his own lines.

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* The unimpressive early Vietnam war flick ''Film/TheBoysOfCompanyC'' ''Film/TheBoysInCompanyC'' features a single fine sequence when a soldier on night patrol steps on a mine in a rice paddy. He then cuts through his boot sole and ties it tightly to the detonator (apparently this was SOP), and then skedaddles, to see the mine go off just after he reaches his own lines.
11th Jan '18 10:58:23 AM MarqFJA
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* Pressure release [=IEDs=]s have been encountered in Iraq & Afghanistan - although they do not go 'click', and are usually pre-counterweighted, so that removing the counterweight, not stepping off the device, is what causes detonation...

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* Pressure release [=IEDs=]s [=IEDs=] have been encountered in Iraq & Afghanistan - although they do not go 'click', and are usually pre-counterweighted, so that removing the counterweight, not stepping off the device, is what causes detonation...



* Sometimes the land mines are not used against the enemy soldiers, [[ForTheEvulz but civilians]]. Especially in the Thirld World it is commonplace to deliberately plant anti-personnel mines into farmland. The rationale is to deny the civilians the use of farmland for crops and to cause poverty and famine. Naturally, this very much qualifies as crossing the MoralEventHorizon.

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* Sometimes the land mines are not used against the enemy soldiers, [[ForTheEvulz but civilians]]. Especially in the Thirld Third World it is commonplace to deliberately plant anti-personnel mines into farmland. The rationale is to deny the civilians the use of farmland for crops and to cause poverty and famine. Naturally, this very much qualifies as crossing the MoralEventHorizon.
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