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1st Jun '17 9:08:53 AM Jgamer
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** [[spoiler: The BigBad Shido exploits this by stopping his heart temporarily, thus beginning the process early. It nearly works, but the Thieves manage to barely escape in time.]]
24th May '17 11:40:10 AM Allronix
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* ''VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh'' inverts the trope. Jet's first encounter with a Seeker (a powerful attack program) is in an archaic mainframe computer. The Seeker can't run on the old machine and periodically stalls out. Jet needs to defeat it to ''keep'' the old mainframe from collapsing.
23rd May '17 12:31:07 PM Triscon42
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* Justified in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}; Palaces are created from the distorted worldview of the people the Phantom Thieves target. Defeat the target, steal their Treasure (source of corruption), and the whole place comes crashing down. Which is a bit of a problem for the protagonists.
-->'''Ryuji''': ''[[OhCrap Run!]]''

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* Justified in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}; Palaces are created from the distorted worldview of the people the Phantom Thieves target. Defeat the target, steal their Treasure (source of corruption), and the whole place comes crashing down. [[EscapeSequence Which is a bit of a problem for the protagonists.
protagonists.]]
-->'''Ryuji''': ''[[OhCrap Run!]]'' "[[LampshadeHanging For real though, why do Palaces explode so much? Can't they disappear normally?]]"
22nd May '17 7:17:32 AM ZimFan89
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* The GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' sees Jack finally destroy [[BigBad Aku]] [[spoiler: in the past]] once and for all. Shortly after, Aku's EvilTowerOfOminousness explodes, having been [[NoOntologicalInertia made from his essence and thus destroyed with him]].
17th May '17 2:28:30 PM Triscon42
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* Justified in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}; Palaces are created from the distorted worldview of the people the Phantom Thieves target. Defeat the target, steal their Treasure (source of corruption), and the whole place comes crashing down. Which is a bit of a problem for the protagonists.
-->'''Ryuji''': ''[[OhCrap Run!]]''
9th May '17 7:58:04 AM whydoyoulook
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* Neal Stephenson's ''Literature/SnowCrash'' has a rare example of one without a CollapsingLair. Raven, a big mutant Aluet has a hydrogen bomb he carries around with on a motorcycle sidecar. It's hooked up to an implant that sends the detonation signal if his heart stops. (This, combined with his incredible fighting skills and use of undetectable glass knives, leads the main character to label him "The Baddest Motherfucker in the world".)

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* Neal Stephenson's ''Literature/SnowCrash'' has a rare example of one without a CollapsingLair. Raven, a big mutant Aluet Aleut has a hydrogen bomb he carries around with on a motorcycle sidecar. It's hooked up to an implant that sends the detonation signal if his heart stops. (This, combined with his incredible fighting skills and use of undetectable glass knives, leads the main character to label him "The Baddest Motherfucker in the world".)
22nd Apr '17 4:42:57 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted weirdly in ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'': After defeating the final boss, [[spoiler:the Beast Rune Incarnation]], L'Renouille begins to rumble violently. Your hero is semi-literally dragged out of the throne room by one of his generals to keep from rushing into search for his "childhood friend" Jowy. Once the non-TimedMission cutscene ends of everyone escaping... nothing happens to the castle and it still stands. However, the rumbling could conceivably have just been from the [[spoiler:Beast Rune]]'s unearthly death roar.
** Even Shiro, the feral wolfdog, will convince the hero that he must flee. Somehow. With growling. Then presumably bites onto him and drags him out manually. Some characters do make a scene about the castle crumbling, making the fact it's still there after even weirder. (Maybe they didn't know? Wolfdogs just aren't good judges of falling architecture.)
* The final boss of ''VideoGame/SuikodenI'', [[spoiler: Golden Hydra, which was Emperor Barbarosa transformed with the power of the Dragon King Sword]]. After the post-final-battle cutscene, [[spoiler: Emperor Barbarosa]] leaps from the top of the castle and after a blinding flash of light and the sound of an explosion, the castle begins to collapse and the player must escape. Why the castle collapses is not clear; Perhaps the explosion was what destabilized it (even though the explosion was on the outside of the castle, not inside), or perhaps the final boss's life was tied to the castle itself, much like Dracula and his castle in the Castlevania series.
** The damage can't have been that extensive anyway, the palace is back in pristine condition as the home of the President a couple of years later in ''SuikodenII''.
* Happens yet again in Suikoden IV, to Fort El-Eal. When the final boss is defeated, its body begins to erupt in a series of explosions that start to bring the fort down. As the party escapes by boat, the entire fortress blows up in a tremendous explosion that would have wiped them out, were it not for [[spoiler: The Hero's HeroicSacrifice]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'':
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Subverted weirdly in ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'': After defeating the final boss, [[spoiler:the Beast Rune Incarnation]], L'Renouille begins to rumble violently. Your hero is semi-literally dragged out of the throne room by one of his generals to keep from rushing into search for his "childhood friend" Jowy. Even Shiro, the feral wolfdog, will help convince the hero that he must flee. Once the non-TimedMission cutscene ends of everyone escaping... nothing happens to the castle and it still stands. However, the rumbling could conceivably have just been from the [[spoiler:Beast Rune]]'s unearthly death roar.
** Even Shiro, the feral wolfdog, will convince the hero that he must flee. Somehow. With growling. Then presumably bites onto him and drags him out manually. Some characters do make a scene about the castle crumbling, making the fact it's still there after even weirder. (Maybe they didn't know? Wolfdogs just aren't good judges of falling architecture.)
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The final boss of ''VideoGame/SuikodenI'', [[spoiler: Golden Hydra, which was Emperor Barbarosa transformed with the power of the Dragon King Sword]]. After the post-final-battle cutscene, [[spoiler: Emperor Barbarosa]] leaps from the top of the castle and after a blinding flash of light and the sound of an explosion, the castle begins to collapse and the player must escape. Why the castle collapses is not clear; Perhaps the explosion was what destabilized it (even though the explosion was on the outside of the castle, not inside), or perhaps the final boss's life was tied to the castle itself, much like Dracula and his castle in the Castlevania series.
** The damage can't have been that extensive anyway, the palace is back in pristine condition as the home of the President a couple of years later in ''SuikodenII''.
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Happens yet again in Suikoden IV, ''VideoGame/SuikodenIV'', to Fort El-Eal. When the final boss is defeated, its body begins to erupt in a series of explosions that start to bring the fort down. As the party escapes by boat, the entire fortress blows up in a tremendous explosion that would have wiped them out, were it not for [[spoiler: The Hero's HeroicSacrifice]]
6th Apr '17 10:37:20 AM BeerBaron
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** Played with in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind''; the final boss, Dagoth Ur, is functionally immortal and, if killed, simply resurrects immediately and attacks you again, mocking you for thinking you could [[AGodAmI kill a god]]. When you destroy his SoulJar, however, he becomes mortal; and when you finally do him in for good, large portions of his volcano base and the magical HumongousMecha he was (re)building come tumbling down. Justifiable in that it wasn't Dagoth Ur's death that caused the damage, but the destruction of a CosmicKeystone. His death was just a side effect.

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** Played with in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind''; the final boss, In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', BigBad PhysicalGod Dagoth Ur, is functionally immortal and, if killed, simply resurrects Ur plays with it. He ''is'' a god, and you cannot actually kill him, because he'll just immediately and attacks you again, mocking you for thinking you could [[AGodAmI kill a god]]. When you destroy his SoulJar, however, he becomes mortal; and resurrect again. However, when you finally do him in for good, large portions of sever his volcano base and ties to the magical HumongousMecha [[CosmicKeystone Heart of Lorkhan]], he was (re)building come tumbling down. Justifiable will die and, due to the bindings on the Heart being removed, the room you are in that it wasn't Dagoth Ur's will collapse into the lava below. Crosses over with EmpathicEnvironment, as his death that caused will also cause the damage, but raging blight storm around Red Mountain to cease for the destruction of a CosmicKeystone. His death was just a side effect.first time in centuries.
15th Feb '17 6:51:57 PM bt8257
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SET. GET OUT FAST!]]]]
21st Dec '16 11:46:03 AM Xtifr
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* In another classic children's fantasy series, the ''[[Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain Prydain Chronicles]]'' by Lloyd Alexander, we see this trope played out in the fiery collapse of the castle of Arawn, Lord of the Dead, in the land of Annuvin, when he is killed by the sword Dyrnwyn.

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* In another classic children's fantasy series, the ''[[Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain Prydain Chronicles]]'' ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'' by Lloyd Alexander, we see this trope played out in the fiery collapse of the castle of Arawn, Lord of the Dead, in the land of Annuvin, when he is killed by the sword Dyrnwyn.
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