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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.
27th Mar '16 5:18:45 AM JackG
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* In one of the ''Literature/TheExecutioner'' novels, Mack Bolan realises he's triggered a BoobyTrap when he hears the safety lever fly off a hand grenade. He throws himself flat with his boots toward the blast area, and survives.
26th Jan '16 7:24:49 AM Jake18
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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' had Claymore mines, special mines using fiber optic technology that would render itself invisible. They would explode if the player stepped into its field of "vision." Claymores can show up on the radar as yellow dots and cones if the player as a mine detector, but using a thermal visor would let you physically see the mines. Crawling over a Claymore would let you pick it up and add it to your inventory. Of course, they can be shot out as well.

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' had Claymore mines, special mines using fiber optic technology that would render itself invisible. They would explode if the player stepped into its field of "vision." Claymores can show up on the radar as yellow dots and cones if the player as has a mine detector, but using a thermal visor would let you physically see the mines. Crawling over a Claymore would let you pick it up and add it to your inventory. Of course, they can be shot out as well.
19th Jan '16 11:32:56 PM JRDelta
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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.
7th Dec '15 3:55:26 PM TheUsualSuspect
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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 friends.

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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 friends.girlfriend.
7th Dec '15 3:49:32 PM TheUsualSuspect
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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 friends.
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