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25th Sep '16 3:35:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* In MageTheAwakening, mixing wards with other spells fill the magical role of "land mines". Since they DON'T actually go "click", a clever mage expecting more than one foe will set the condition for "when an enemy leaves the area" rather than "when an enemy enters the area" in order to try to peg the lot at once with the requisite magical nastiness. Since the people most capable of detecting those kinds of traps tend to not be the bruisers at the front of the battle-line, it's not uncommon for the technical mage to notice the ward only after it's been "primed", leading to the famous "hold down the button" situation.

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* In MageTheAwakening, ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'', mixing wards with other spells fill the magical role of "land mines". Since they DON'T actually go "click", a clever mage expecting more than one foe will set the condition for "when an enemy leaves the area" rather than "when an enemy enters the area" in order to try to peg the lot at once with the requisite magical nastiness. Since the people most capable of detecting those kinds of traps tend to not be the bruisers at the front of the battle-line, it's not uncommon for the technical mage to notice the ward only after it's been "primed", leading to the famous "hold down the button" situation.
21st Sep '16 6:29:26 AM RustyBill
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* There is a film called 'Landmine Goes Click' about an American tourist who gets stuck on a landmine while a man attacks his girlfriend.
15th Sep '16 1:41:53 AM TheUsualSuspect
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* There is a film called ''Landmine Goes Click'', where a man finds out his girlfriend cheated on him and tricks the guy into standing on a mine like this. [[spoiler: Eventually the man collapses and the mine is revealed to be fake, the other guy who took advantage of his situation to harass and rape the girlfriend reveals that he knew the mine wasn't real the whole time because real mines explode straight away]].
14th Aug '16 9:19:50 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** There are also landmines which serve as BorderPatrol in sandtrap. They're like a bouncing betty that will go off no matter what you do. You can avoid them by either flying or by driving a vehicle so that you are outside of the damage radius by the time they go off.

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** There are also landmines which serve as BorderPatrol in sandtrap."Sandtrap". They're like a bouncing betty that will go off no matter what you do. You can avoid them by either flying or by driving a vehicle so that you are outside of the damage radius by the time they go off.
9th Aug '16 12:44:29 AM StClair
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Land mines. Hundreds of thousands of them buried and forgotten around the world. One of the most dangerous and easy to deploy weapons of war, they can effectively deny an area from use for any purpose until they're cleared. They were considered so dangerous in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII that the armies used special tanks equipped with massive rollers and [[EpicFlail chain whips]] to detonate them away from the tank's hull and clear a path through the field. Modern armies deploy everything from explosive counter-charges to remote-controlled robots to deal with the things.

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Land mines. Hundreds of thousands of them lie buried and forgotten around the world. One of the most dangerous and easy to deploy weapons of war, they can effectively deny an area from use for any purpose until they're cleared. They were considered so dangerous in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII that the armies used special tanks equipped with massive rollers and [[EpicFlail chain whips]] to detonate them away from the tank's hull and clear a path through the field. Modern armies deploy everything from explosive counter-charges to remote-controlled robots to deal with the things.



* ''VideoGame/StarWarsRepublicCommando'': besides the fact that the keypad on the top has illuminated buttons, the land mines actually have a quite smart design... it's their users who are stupid beyond belief. The mines are "smart mines" that can distinguish between friend and foe, and the default "foe" setting is "anything taller than a Trandosian"[[note]]save for one very specific set of mines that's programmed to explode for ''anything''[[/note]]. Now, a player character on his knees isn't taller than a Trandosian, so you can just hold the crouch button and disarm them at your leisure.

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* ''VideoGame/StarWarsRepublicCommando'': besides the fact that the keypad on the top has illuminated buttons, the land mines actually have a quite smart design... it's their users who are stupid beyond belief. The mines are "smart mines" that can distinguish between friend and foe, and the default "foe" setting is "anything taller than a Trandosian"[[note]]save Trandoshan"[[note]]save for one very specific set of mines that's programmed to explode for ''anything''[[/note]]. Now, a player character on his knees isn't taller than a Trandosian, Trandoshan, so you can just hold the crouch button and disarm them at your leisure.



* Sometimes the land mines are not used against the enemy soliers, [[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 soliers, 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.
12th Jul '16 1:38:59 PM AnoneMouseJr.
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* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' - ''Literature/YoungJediKnights'': Generally averted with the burrowing detonators and sonic punchers (motion-activated grenades) used during the civil war on Anobis (as portrayed in ''Return to Ord Mantell''. Sometimes the soil the burrowing detonators are in can be seen moving moments before one goes off, but there's rarely any warning. Fortunately, Jedi can sense them wherever they're planted, and the Solo children and their friends make use of this to help clear out many fields and tunnels that have been seeded with these weapons. Flying low enough over a field with shields active also proves very effective for clearing out the burrowing detonators planted there.
4th Jul '16 9:16:11 PM JackG
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* Similarly in ''Series/TheCommish'', a police officer turns up the volume on his phone recorder, only for the recorded message to say he's just activated a BoobyTrap that will explode if he takes his finger off the button. He gets help by throwing something through the window, activating the burglar alarm.
2nd Jun '16 12:24:15 AM Doug86
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Land mines. Hundreds of thousands of them buried and forgotten around the world. One of the most dangerous and easy to deploy weapons of war, they can effectively deny an area from use for any purpose until they're cleared. They were considered so dangerous in WorldWarII that the armies used special tanks equipped with massive rollers and [[EpicFlail chain whips]] to detonate them away from the tank's hull and clear a path through the field. Modern armies deploy everything from explosive counter-charges to remote-controlled robots to deal with the things.

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Land mines. Hundreds of thousands of them buried and forgotten around the world. One of the most dangerous and easy to deploy weapons of war, they can effectively deny an area from use for any purpose until they're cleared. They were considered so dangerous in WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII that the armies used special tanks equipped with massive rollers and [[EpicFlail chain whips]] to detonate them away from the tank's hull and clear a path through the field. Modern armies deploy everything from explosive counter-charges to remote-controlled robots to deal with the things.



** Also, a sidenote says that this is how [[spoiler: IntrepidReporter Robert]] dies [[spoiler: in the middle of WorldWarTwo.]]

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** Also, a sidenote says that this is how [[spoiler: IntrepidReporter Robert]] dies [[spoiler: in the middle of WorldWarTwo.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.]]



* ''Film/KellysHeroes'', a WorldWarTwo comedy film, features a dramatic sequence where the squad is marching through a freshly plowed field, which happens to be... you guessed it. When one guy gets blown to bits, the others are all forced to work their way out by probing for the mines with knives and sticks, prompting a hilarious exchange between [[TheScrounger Crapgame]] and [[SergeantRock Big Joe]].

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* ''Film/KellysHeroes'', a WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII comedy film, features a dramatic sequence where the squad is marching through a freshly plowed field, which happens to be... you guessed it. When one guy gets blown to bits, the others are all forced to work their way out by probing for the mines with knives and sticks, prompting a hilarious exchange between [[TheScrounger Crapgame]] and [[SergeantRock Big Joe]].



* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': In a flashback to the island in "The Odyssey", Oliver steps on a Japanese landmine left over from WorldWarII, which goes click. Oliver is forced to stand immobile while Slade kills a group of patrolling soldiers around him. Slade frees Oliver by pushing the body of one of the soldiers on to the mine to take his place. In "City of Heroes" in the present day this is called back to when [[spoiler:Diggle and Felicity go to Lian Yu to bring Ollie out of his TenMinuteRetirement. This time it's Felicity who steps on a mine, but Ollie rescues her with a well-timed VineSwing]].

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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': In a flashback to the island in "The Odyssey", Oliver steps on a Japanese landmine left over from WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, which goes click. Oliver is forced to stand immobile while Slade kills a group of patrolling soldiers around him. Slade frees Oliver by pushing the body of one of the soldiers on to the mine to take his place. In "City of Heroes" in the present day this is called back to when [[spoiler:Diggle and Felicity go to Lian Yu to bring Ollie out of his TenMinuteRetirement. This time it's Felicity who steps on a mine, but Ollie rescues her with a well-timed VineSwing]].



* Unexploded Ordnance (bombs and shells that never exploded) is often effectively a land mine. Worse, in a way, as unlike land mines, no one has any reason to want them there-- they're often left over from a war that ended decades ago (as far back as WorldWarI), and are only there because no one ever got around to clearing them out.

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* Unexploded Ordnance (bombs and shells that never exploded) is often effectively a land mine. Worse, in a way, as unlike land mines, no one has any reason to want them there-- they're often left over from a war that ended decades ago (as far back as WorldWarI), UsefulNotes/WorldWarI), and are only there because no one ever got around to clearing them out.



** France as well. For all intents and purposes it was the western front in [[WorldWarOne WWI]], and thirty years later it got bombed, shelled and fought over [[WorldWarTwo again]]. Unsurprisingly, they're still digging up unexploded ordnance almost a century after the first war and seventy years after the fighting stopped.

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** France as well. For all intents and purposes it was the western front in [[WorldWarOne WWI]], UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, and thirty years later it got bombed, shelled and fought over [[WorldWarTwo [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII again]]. Unsurprisingly, they're still digging up unexploded ordnance almost a century after the first war and seventy years after the fighting stopped.
7th Apr '16 11:16:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ReturnToCastleWolfenstein: Enemy Territory'' has landmines hiss when you step on them, and detonate if you step off. An engineer can disarm them, or if they're spotted by covert ops, can be detonated by explosives.

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* ''ReturnToCastleWolfenstein: ''VideoGame/ReturnToCastleWolfenstein: Enemy Territory'' has landmines hiss when you step on them, and detonate if you step off. An engineer can disarm them, or if they're spotted by covert ops, can be detonated by explosives.



* ''StarCraft'' - the Terran Vulture hovercycles can lay down Spider Mines. These not only give a loud "click" of a warning, they actively chase down their targets.

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* ''StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' - the Terran Vulture hovercycles can lay down Spider Mines. These not only give a loud "click" of a warning, they actively chase down their targets.
6th Apr '16 5:30:43 AM Adept
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* ''CarWars'' featured these in two main flavors, normal and 'Spear 1000', which primarily shot up rather than spread out. Both were primarily meant to take down the titular cars and similar; walking through a mine counter was perfectly safe. Splatbooks of course offered antipersonnel mines, as well as the minesweeper mentioned above that can get mounted on a convenient tank.

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* ''CarWars'' ''TabletopGame/CarWars'' featured these in two main flavors, normal and 'Spear 1000', which primarily shot up rather than spread out. Both were primarily meant to take down the titular cars and similar; walking through a mine counter was perfectly safe. Splatbooks of course offered antipersonnel mines, as well as the minesweeper mentioned above that can get mounted on a convenient tank.
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