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1st Dec '16 1:01:34 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** The final battle ends in you escaping on a jet ski while the entire island explodes as a result of [[spoiler:Ada Wong]] activating the self-destruct mechanism. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d when Leon matter-of-factly tells his charge that they have to get off the island before it explodes ([[GenreSavvy he's been in this kind of game before]]), and she answers "It's going to '''''what'''''?"

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** The final battle ends in you escaping on a jet ski while the entire island explodes as a result of [[spoiler:Ada Wong]] activating the self-destruct mechanism. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d when Leon matter-of-factly tells his charge that they have to get off the island before it explodes ([[GenreSavvy he's (he's been in this kind of game there before]]), and she answers "It's going to '''''what'''''?"



-->'''Youske''': [[OhCrap Don't tell me!]] [[GenreSavvy Is this like in the movies]] where once the bad guy's defeated, his evil fortress self-destructs!?

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-->'''Youske''': [[OhCrap Don't tell me!]] Is this [[GenreSavvy Is this like in the movies]] where once the bad guy's defeated, his evil fortress self-destructs!?



* {{Subverted|Trope}} in ''VideoGame/LiveALive''. When you kill the BigBad and the [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon ominous mountain castle]] starts shaking, [[GenreSavvy you better run before it collapses, right]]?

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* {{Subverted|Trope}} in ''VideoGame/LiveALive''. When you kill the BigBad and the [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon ominous mountain castle]] starts shaking, [[GenreSavvy you better run before it collapses, right]]?right?



* [[TheDitz Elan]] [[GenreSavvy thinks]] [[SelfDestructMechanism this should happen]] at the end of the first arc of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. Nobody else agrees, but they're [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0118.html too late]].

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* [[TheDitz Elan]] [[GenreSavvy thinks]] [[SelfDestructMechanism [[InvokedTrope Elan thinks this should happen]] at the end of the first arc of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. Nobody else agrees, but they're [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0118.html too late]].
30th Nov '16 8:54:53 AM ZimFan89
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* ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'': After the Oni Elders suffer their FinalDeath, the abandoned ancient Shadowkhan city in the Shadow Realm -- which had long been sustained by their power alone -- collapses into dust.
21st Jul '16 9:48:58 AM outlander2012
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}'' ''Dragon/Straga'' is a load bearing boss. His death causes the Destroyer's Tower to fall. Except for its top. This was even lampshaded by [[spoiler: Azrael]]. The top of the tower still floating is stated to have only been due to its close proximity to the Destroyer himself.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}'' ''Dragon/Straga'' [[TheDragon Straga]] is a load bearing boss. His death causes the Destroyer's Tower to fall. Except for its top. This was even lampshaded by [[spoiler: Azrael]]. The top of the tower still floating is stated to have only been due to its close proximity to the Destroyer himself.
4th Jul '16 11:29:01 AM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' put a unique twist on this by having the BigBad ''be'' the Matoran Universe itself for the GrandFinale. This meant that if the villain died, the universe would fall apart and become uninhabitable. But there was another twist, namely that this process took about three days to happen. Everyone escaped within seconds, thanks to [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale the writer taking artistic license with scale]].

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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' put a unique twist on this by having the BigBad ''be'' the Matoran Universe itself for the GrandFinale. This meant that if the villain died, the universe would fall apart and become uninhabitable. But there was another twist, namely that this process took about three days to happen. Everyone escaped within seconds, thanks to [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale the writer taking artistic license with scale]].
29th Jun '16 6:17:48 PM Lopiny
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** In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas: Dead Money'', defeating Elijah causes the Vault to be rocked by explosions, as well as starting a timer on your bomb collar. In the ''Old World Blues'' add-on, if Gabe is killed during the Residential Cyberdog Guard Test, you have ten seconds to leave the testing area before his atomic core detonates and incinerates everything in a 10-meter radius.

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** In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas: Dead Money'', defeating Elijah causes the Vault to be rocked by explosions, as well as starting a timer on your bomb collar.collar, possibly justified if [[spoiler:you did so by trapping him in the Vault; he still has his Pipboy, so he's ''probably'' trying to trigger everything that might kill you]]. In the ''Old World Blues'' add-on, if Gabe is killed during the Residential Cyberdog Guard Test, you have ten seconds to leave the testing area before his atomic core detonates and incinerates everything in a 10-meter radius.
7th Jun '16 1:38:11 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In the film version of ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', Golg Bodolzer himself is wired into his ship's computer. When the hero shoots him down, the rest of the ship quickly follows. Though in a bit of a variation, what actually seems to happen is Bodolzer's death causes a malfunction in the ship's [[FasterThanLightTravel Fold System]], causing random pieces of it to get teleported who-knows-where. Explosions happen as a result of this, and the ship is thoroughly wrecked, but its outer structure is still largely intact afterward.

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* In the film version of ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', ''[[Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove Do You Remember Love?]]'', Golg Bodolzer himself is wired into his ship's computer. When the hero shoots him down, the rest of the ship quickly follows. Though in a bit of a variation, what actually seems to happen is Bodolzer's death causes a malfunction in the ship's [[FasterThanLightTravel Fold System]], causing random pieces of it to get teleported who-knows-where. Explosions happen as a result of this, and the ship is thoroughly wrecked, but its outer structure is still largely intact afterward.
27th May '16 5:21:07 AM foxley
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* ''Series/MacGyver'': Erich von Leer in "Legend of the Holy Rose, Part 2". When von Leer is killed, he stumbles backwards into the entrance of the Temple of the Holy Rose, which proceeds to collapse on top of him, burying the temple. (Properly the collapse is the result of a secondary explosion caused by the FrickinLaserBeams that kill von Leer, and Mac speculates that the original designer of the temple intended for his work to be buried.)
1st Apr '16 4:58:44 AM IidoTheFox
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* In Tales of Destiny, [[spoiler: Kronos attempts to take the entire world with him after being defeated in the final battle, by collapsing the Aethersphere (a large layer of rock that had formed around the planet's atmosphere) and thus destroying everything on the surface. This catastrophic event was stopped, thanks to the sacrifice of Dymlos and the other living blades, who plunged themselves into the Eye of Atamoni, the Aethersphere's core. The party escapes as the Eye of Atamoni is destroyed, and the Aethersphere is blown to smithereens, apparently with no further damage to the planet.]]
29th Mar '16 8:19:38 PM benda
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** Further confirmed by the fact that after the first killing of Sauron (which wasn't accompanied by the destruction of the Ring) the allies had had to demolish his fortress manually rather than magically.
10th Mar '16 6:47:05 AM Arivne
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** ''Magazine/{{Dungeon}}'' magazine #31, adventure "Bane of the Shadowborn". After the {{PC}}s destroy the sword form of the spirit Ebonbane, its domain (Shadowborn Manor) breaks apart and disintegrates, leaving the {{PC}}s floating in the Ethereal Plane.



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