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* ''Film/XMen'':

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* In an episode of ''TheEvent'', all the [[spoiler:[[HumanAliens non-humans]]]] are trapped in a church, surrounded by government forces. [[spoiler:Sophia]] responds by using their [[OurWormholesAreDifferent portal]] technology to destroy the Washington Monument and claims this was only a taste of how far they're willing to go. Turns out, [[spoiler:it was just a bluff. The portal device only had enough fuel to open a small "window"]]. The President proceeds to order an [[spoiler:Apache helicopter to kill all the "terrorists"]].

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* In an episode of ''TheEvent'', ''Series/TheEvent'', all the [[spoiler:[[HumanAliens non-humans]]]] are trapped in a church, surrounded by government forces. [[spoiler:Sophia]] responds by using their [[OurWormholesAreDifferent portal]] technology to destroy the Washington Monument and claims this was only a taste of how far they're willing to go. Turns out, [[spoiler:it was just a bluff. The portal device only had enough fuel to open a small "window"]]. The President proceeds to order an [[spoiler:Apache helicopter to kill all the "terrorists"]].
12th Dec '17 5:09:03 AM AjWargo
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* The Eiffel Tower is damaged in some episodes of ''WesternAnimation/MiraclousLadybug'', notably in ''Gigantitan'', where the whole tower is cut down and toppled.

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* The Eiffel Tower is damaged in some episodes of ''WesternAnimation/MiraclousLadybug'', ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'', notably in ''Gigantitan'', where the whole tower is cut down and toppled.
12th Dec '17 5:05:09 AM AjWargo
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* The Eiffel Tower is damaged in some episodes of ''Western Animation/MiraclousLadybug'', notably in ''Gigantitan'', where the whole tower is cut down and toppled.

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* The Eiffel Tower is damaged in some episodes of ''Western Animation/MiraclousLadybug'', ''WesternAnimation/MiraclousLadybug'', notably in ''Gigantitan'', where the whole tower is cut down and toppled.
12th Dec '17 5:03:36 AM AjWargo
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* Most of ''VideoGame/TheWonderful101'' is you protecting several Lady Liberty lookalike statues from invading alien force.

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* Most of ''VideoGame/TheWonderful101'' is you protecting several Lady Liberty lookalike statues from invading alien force. It's actually justified in this case, as the statues have reactors in them powering a forcefield around Earth that's holding the aliens off.


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* The Eiffel Tower is damaged in some episodes of ''Western Animation/MiraclousLadybug'', notably in ''Gigantitan'', where the whole tower is cut down and toppled.
21st Nov '17 11:11:05 PM PaulA
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* Various ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' novels destroy Canterbury Cathedral and (in an alternate timeline) [[ClockTower Big Ben]].

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* Various ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' novels destroy novels:
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Canterbury Cathedral and is destroyed in ''Warlock''.
** In ''No Future'', terrorists
(in an alternate timeline) bomb [[ClockTower Big Ben]].
27th Oct '17 10:18:59 AM DustSnitch
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* ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Metal Gear Solid 2]]'' was scripted to have Arsenal Gear relocate the Art/StatueOfLiberty as it crashed into New York. this was cut from the final game because of being TooSoon after 9/11. Its crash deposits you onto a different landmark (Federal Hall) for the final BossBattle.

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* ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Metal Gear Solid 2]]'' ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' was scripted to have Arsenal Gear relocate the Art/StatueOfLiberty as it crashed into New York. this was cut from the final game because of being TooSoon after 9/11. Its crash deposits you onto a different landmark (Federal Hall) for the final BossBattle.
27th Oct '17 9:49:59 AM DustSnitch
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So you're a marauding monster, invading alien, or anything that has a tendency to cause massive collateral damage. But you are not going to destroy ''any'' random building, are you? No, where is the fun in that? You're going to behead the UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty, or blow up the White House, or anything recognizable enough that by destroying it, you can show the world that you mean business.

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So you're a marauding monster, invading alien, or anything that has a tendency to cause massive collateral damage. But you are not going to destroy ''any'' random building, are you? No, where is the fun in that? You're going to behead the UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty, Art/StatueOfLiberty, or blow up the White House, or anything recognizable enough that by destroying it, you can show the world that you mean business.



** In the ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' movie, the first shot features Paris and the Eiffel Tower burning. The next scenes depict the main characters trying to fight the Mykene [[{{Robeast}} War Beasts]] in different locations. During the attack on New York, the Statue of Liberty is shown as having been decapitated. Just to add insult to injury, Great Mazinger is knocked through the remains of the statue and falls on the head. Elsewhere, the Great Pyramids, Sydney Opera House, and Great Wall are also damaged by SuperRobot / {{Robeast}} combat. Mount Fuji also takes damage from the final battle between Mazinkaiser and Ankoku Daishogun, first as collateral damage from Mazinkaiser's [[BreathWeapon Rust Tornado]], and again when Daishogun rams Mazinkaiser with his AirborneAircraftCarrier. During the end credits of the movie, the heroes can be seen ''fixing'' it afterwards.

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** In the ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' movie, the first shot features Paris and the Eiffel Tower burning. The next scenes depict the main characters trying to fight the Mykene [[{{Robeast}} War Beasts]] in different locations. During the attack on New York, the Statue of Liberty Art/StatueOfLiberty is shown as having been decapitated. Just to add insult to injury, Great Mazinger is knocked through the remains of the statue and falls on the head. Elsewhere, the Great Pyramids, Sydney Opera House, and Great Wall are also damaged by SuperRobot / {{Robeast}} combat. Mount Fuji also takes damage from the final battle between Mazinkaiser and Ankoku Daishogun, first as collateral damage from Mazinkaiser's [[BreathWeapon Rust Tornado]], and again when Daishogun rams Mazinkaiser with his AirborneAircraftCarrier. During the end credits of the movie, the heroes can be seen ''fixing'' it afterwards.



* ''Anime/FutureWar198X'': The White House, The Statue of Liberty, Tokyo Tower and the Eiffel Tower all are destroyed in a chain of nuclear blasts killing 13 million people planned by DirtyCommunists.
* ''Anime/SpaceCarrierBlueNoah'': The Statue of Liberty and Eiffel Tower are flooded by tsunamis.

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* ''Anime/FutureWar198X'': The White House, The Statue of Liberty, Art/StatueOfLiberty, Tokyo Tower and the Eiffel Tower all are destroyed in a chain of nuclear blasts killing 13 million people planned by DirtyCommunists.
* ''Anime/SpaceCarrierBlueNoah'': The Statue of Liberty Art/StatueOfLiberty and Eiffel Tower are flooded by tsunamis.



* In ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'' - some super powered soldiers push over the Statue of Liberty. Later, some superheroes pull it back up again. Averted in the same story where [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Ultimate Cap]] and [[EvilCounterpart The Colonel]] duke it out along The Wall (the Vietnam War Memorial) and it is not damaged.
* In the ''Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew'' the giant monster frog villain Frogzilla pulls up from its foundation the Statue of Ribbity (Earth-C's Statue of Liberty) and takes it with him into Gnu York (Earth-C's New York), thinking the statue was a real person (and trying to hit "her" up for a date).

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* In ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'' - some super powered soldiers push over the Statue of Liberty.Art/StatueOfLiberty. Later, some superheroes pull it back up again. Averted in the same story where [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Ultimate Cap]] and [[EvilCounterpart The Colonel]] duke it out along The Wall (the Vietnam War Memorial) and it is not damaged.
* In the ''Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew'' the giant monster frog villain Frogzilla pulls up from its foundation the Statue of Ribbity (Earth-C's Statue of Liberty) Art/StatueOfLiberty) and takes it with him into Gnu York (Earth-C's New York), thinking the statue was a real person (and trying to hit "her" up for a date).



* The Statue of Liberty really suffers during the ''ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar''. First, Cyborg-Superman punches Superman through part of it. Then the Sinestros decide to just tear the whole thing down and replace it with a statue of Sinestro. Kyle Rayner and Guy Gardner fix her back up during the epilogue.

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* The Statue of Liberty Art/StatueOfLiberty really suffers during the ''ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar''. First, Cyborg-Superman punches Superman through part of it. Then the Sinestros decide to just tear the whole thing down and replace it with a statue of Sinestro. Kyle Rayner and Guy Gardner fix her back up during the epilogue.



* The issue #1 cover of ''[[ComicBook/{{Kamandi}} Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth]]'' prominently shows a fractured Statue of Liberty listing in floodwaters.

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* The issue #1 cover of ''[[ComicBook/{{Kamandi}} Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth]]'' prominently shows a fractured Statue of Liberty Art/StatueOfLiberty listing in floodwaters.



* [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] in issue #23 of ''ComicBook/TheTransformers''. The Battlechargers Runabout and Runamuck are revealed to be plotting something against various United States landmarks, such as Mount Rushmore, Independence Hall, the Washington Monument, and especially the Statue of Liberty. What is their nefarious plan? To...[[PokeThePoodle vandalize them by spray-painting "humans are wimps!" on everything]]. The Battlechargers ''are'' a couple of numbskulls after all.

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* [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] in issue #23 of ''ComicBook/TheTransformers''. The Battlechargers Runabout and Runamuck are revealed to be plotting something against various United States landmarks, such as Mount Rushmore, Independence Hall, the Washington Monument, and especially the Statue of Liberty.Art/StatueOfLiberty. What is their nefarious plan? To...[[PokeThePoodle vandalize them by spray-painting "humans are wimps!" on everything]]. The Battlechargers ''are'' a couple of numbskulls after all.



** In ''America'', pro-democracy terrorists attempt to blow up the already degraded Statue of Liberty as a symbol of protest against the oppressive rule of the Judges.

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** In ''America'', pro-democracy terrorists attempt to blow up the already degraded Statue of Liberty Art/StatueOfLiberty as a symbol of protest against the oppressive rule of the Judges.



* ''Series/AftermathPopulationZero'': Famous monuments such as the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty begin to degrade from unadressed rust decay and erosion after about a century. The Eiffel Tower eventually disappears in a new swamp that apears in the former Paris metropolitan area, the Statue of Liberty falls apart and its pedestal is ground down by the expanding Ice Age glacier in North America.

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* ''Series/AftermathPopulationZero'': Famous monuments such as the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty Art/StatueOfLiberty begin to degrade from unadressed rust decay and erosion after about a century. The Eiffel Tower eventually disappears in a new swamp that apears in the former Paris metropolitan area, the Statue of Liberty falls apart and its pedestal is ground down by the expanding Ice Age glacier in North America.



** ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs2'' has a character point out that the Statue of Liberty was the only monument spared, but that it might not be should it happen again.

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** ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs2'' has a character point out that the Statue of Liberty Art/StatueOfLiberty was the only monument spared, but that it might not be should it happen again.



* ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}''. The Statue of Liberty's beheading was something Abrams got from a poster for ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork''... even though it's not in the actual ''Escape'' movie. The Woolworth Building and the Brooklyn Bridge get destroyed later on as well.
* The Hong Kong {{Wuxia}} {{Manhua}} movie ''Film/AManCalledHero'' (and ''Manhua/ChineseHero'', the {{Manhua}} that inspired it) features a final battle between the Greatest Warriors of China and Japan, who proceed to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3OU85LtYSE destroy the Statue of Liberty on which their final confrontation took place]].

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* ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}''. The Statue of Liberty's Art/StatueOfLiberty's beheading was something Abrams got from a poster for ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork''... even though it's not in the actual ''Escape'' movie. The Woolworth Building and the Brooklyn Bridge get destroyed later on as well.
* The Hong Kong {{Wuxia}} {{Manhua}} movie ''Film/AManCalledHero'' (and ''Manhua/ChineseHero'', the {{Manhua}} that inspired it) features a final battle between the Greatest Warriors of China and Japan, who proceed to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3OU85LtYSE destroy the Statue of Liberty Art/StatueOfLiberty on which their final confrontation took place]].



** ''Film/IndependenceDay'' has the iconic shot of the White House being destroyed, as well as the Capitol building getting destroyed in the resulting wave of energy. In a scene showing the immediate aftermath of the attacks, the Statue of Liberty is shown being knocked down. The aliens seemed to station their ships right above famous monuments deliberately; in London it was [[ClockTower Big Ben]], in France it was the Eiffel Tower, in New York it was the Empire State Building. The Sydney Opera House and the pyramids both escape undamaged, though.

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** ''Film/IndependenceDay'' has the iconic shot of the White House being destroyed, as well as the Capitol building getting destroyed in the resulting wave of energy. In a scene showing the immediate aftermath of the attacks, the Statue of Liberty Art/StatueOfLiberty is shown being knocked down. The aliens seemed to station their ships right above famous monuments deliberately; in London it was [[ClockTower Big Ben]], in France it was the Eiffel Tower, in New York it was the Empire State Building. The Sydney Opera House and the pyramids both escape undamaged, though.



** ''Film/TheDayAfterTomorrow'' had tornadoes homing in on LA landmarks. The ice storm famously made a popsicle out of the Statue of Liberty.

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** ''Film/TheDayAfterTomorrow'' had tornadoes homing in on LA landmarks. The ice storm famously made a popsicle out of the Statue of Liberty.Art/StatueOfLiberty.



** The Golden Gate Bridge and (in a tongue-in-cheek version of this trope) the replica Statue of Liberty and Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas are among the landmarks that get torn apart in ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}''. Waikiki, with 90% of the hotels on Oahu, gets flooded. Many notable San Francisco buildings are trashed.

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** The Golden Gate Bridge and (in a tongue-in-cheek version of this trope) the replica Statue of Liberty Art/StatueOfLiberty and Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas are among the landmarks that get torn apart in ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}''. Waikiki, with 90% of the hotels on Oahu, gets flooded. Many notable San Francisco buildings are trashed.



* Subverted in ''Film/ResidentEvilExtinction'', where the Statue of Liberty is buried in sand... along with Art/TheSphinx and Eiffel Tower, since they're all Las Vegas casino structures. Played straight with Las Vegas itself. The Las Vegas damage from ''Film/ConAir'' pales in comparison, which is a pity because 1. it was filmed in the real Las Vegas, and 2. buildings marked for demolition in real life were destroyed for real in the movie.

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* Subverted in ''Film/ResidentEvilExtinction'', where the Statue of Liberty Art/StatueOfLiberty is buried in sand... along with Art/TheSphinx and Eiffel Tower, since they're all Las Vegas casino structures. Played straight with Las Vegas itself. The Las Vegas damage from ''Film/ConAir'' pales in comparison, which is a pity because 1. it was filmed in the real Las Vegas, and 2. buildings marked for demolition in real life were destroyed for real in the movie.



* In ''Film/BatmanForever'', Two-Face's helicopter crashes into an obvious {{Expy}} of the Statue of Liberty, named "Lady Gotham".

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* In ''Film/BatmanForever'', Two-Face's helicopter crashes into an obvious {{Expy}} of the Statue of Liberty, Art/StatueOfLiberty, named "Lady Gotham".



** ''Film/XMen1'' has the climax take place atop the Statue of Liberty, but other than the destruction of her torch by Magneto's machine (and a ray of her crown sliced off by Wolverine's claws) it is otherwise unharmed.

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** ''Film/XMen1'' has the climax take place atop the Statue of Liberty, Art/StatueOfLiberty, but other than the destruction of her torch by Magneto's machine (and a ray of her crown sliced off by Wolverine's claws) it is otherwise unharmed.



** In ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace'', Nuclear Man demolishes a chunk of the Great Wall of China, and later on, in a close call, drops the Statue of Liberty in the middle of Metropolis before Supes picked it up.

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** In ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace'', Nuclear Man demolishes a chunk of the Great Wall of China, and later on, in a close call, drops the Statue of Liberty Art/StatueOfLiberty in the middle of Metropolis before Supes picked it up.



* The Ghostbusters uprooted the Statue of Liberty as a RentAZilla in ''Film/GhostbustersII''. In the process, the torch exploded into actual flame, was used to bash in a window, then the entire statue fell on its back once they were done with it. The city had it reinstalled and repaired by the end credits.

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* The Ghostbusters uprooted the Statue of Liberty Art/StatueOfLiberty as a RentAZilla in ''Film/GhostbustersII''. In the process, the torch exploded into actual flame, was used to bash in a window, then the entire statue fell on its back once they were done with it. The city had it reinstalled and repaired by the end credits.



* ''Film/StarWreckInThePirkinning'' has the CPP ''Kickstart'' blow up the Statue of Liberty when Pirk's forces are invading the US.
* One of the first things we see during Jack's OpeningNarration in ''Film/{{Oblivion 2013}}'' is the Pentagon smashed almost beyond recognition by a huge crater. The New York Public Library is completely underground. The Empire State Building is buried up to its observation deck, leaving only the gift shop and the spire above ground. The Statue of Liberty is broken up and scattered, with the torch-holding hand visible during a high-speed canyon chase. The One World Trade Center building, taller than the ESB and prominent in the flashbacks, is ''nowhere to be seen'' in the present time, implying that whatever wasn't buried was demolished. Though an early shot of Washington, DC. The Capitol Building and the Washington Monument are free and still standing, everything else is gone and replaced by mud flats.

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* ''Film/StarWreckInThePirkinning'' has the CPP ''Kickstart'' blow up the Statue of Liberty Art/StatueOfLiberty when Pirk's forces are invading the US.
* One of the first things we see during Jack's OpeningNarration in ''Film/{{Oblivion 2013}}'' is the Pentagon smashed almost beyond recognition by a huge crater. The New York Public Library is completely underground. The Empire State Building is buried up to its observation deck, leaving only the gift shop and the spire above ground. The Statue of Liberty Art/StatueOfLiberty is broken up and scattered, with the torch-holding hand visible during a high-speed canyon chase. The One World Trade Center building, taller than the ESB and prominent in the flashbacks, is ''nowhere to be seen'' in the present time, implying that whatever wasn't buried was demolished. Though an early shot of Washington, DC. The Capitol Building and the Washington Monument are free and still standing, everything else is gone and replaced by mud flats.



* In ''Film/Sharknado2TheSecondOne'', The Statue of Liberty lost her head and nearly killed the protagonists.

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* In ''Film/Sharknado2TheSecondOne'', The Statue of Liberty Art/StatueOfLiberty lost her head and nearly killed the protagonists.



* ''Film/{{Flodder}}'': At the end of the second movie, Mother Flodder accidentally ignites a water tank that Son Kees had been filling with stolen gasoline, causing it to fly into the Statue of Liberty and destroy the head.

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* ''Film/{{Flodder}}'': At the end of the second movie, Mother Flodder accidentally ignites a water tank that Son Kees had been filling with stolen gasoline, causing it to fly into the Statue of Liberty Art/StatueOfLiberty and destroy the head.



* Happens accidentally in ''Film/NationalLampoonsEuropeanVacation''. The Griswolds visit Stonehenge just before they leave England and Clark knocks down the thing after backing into one of the stones with their rental car. Ironically, he'd just given a speech about how the landmark would endure much longer after they left. At the end of the film, Clark accidentally ends up in the cockpit of the plane taking them home and causes the pilot to hit the Statue of Liberty's torch, knocking it over.

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* Happens accidentally in ''Film/NationalLampoonsEuropeanVacation''. The Griswolds visit Stonehenge just before they leave England and Clark knocks down the thing after backing into one of the stones with their rental car. Ironically, he'd just given a speech about how the landmark would endure much longer after they left. At the end of the film, Clark accidentally ends up in the cockpit of the plane taking them home and causes the pilot to hit the Statue of Liberty's Art/StatueOfLiberty's torch, knocking it over.



* ''Series/TheStrain'': In the [[WhamShot closing scenes]] of the Season 3 finale, [[spoiler: the Master's stolen nuclear bomb is detonated on Liberty Island, destroying the Statue of Liberty]].

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* ''Series/TheStrain'': In the [[WhamShot closing scenes]] of the Season 3 finale, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Master's stolen nuclear bomb is detonated on Liberty Island, destroying the Statue of Liberty]].



* ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' starts with the NSF blowing the head off the Statue of Liberty in the {{backstory}}. At the top level of the pedestal there is a fenced-off area with a sign, "This building had been condemned"; presumably the statue was no longer structurally sound. In the sequel, the statue is gone altogether and is replaced with a hologram.

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* ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' starts with the NSF blowing the head off the Statue of Liberty Art/StatueOfLiberty in the {{backstory}}. At the top level of the pedestal there is a fenced-off area with a sign, "This building had been condemned"; presumably the statue was no longer structurally sound. In the sequel, the statue is gone altogether and is replaced with a hologram.



*** The first two missions of ''Modern Warfare 3'' prominently feature the New York City skyline in flames, pounded by a constant barrage of artillery and cruise missiles, though both the Freedom Tower and the Statue of Liberty are intact. The second Paris mission sees the Eiffel Tower literally ''destroyed'' by a series of friendly airstrikes meant to destroy Russian positions at the tower's base. These examples pretty much overlap with SceneryGorn, given how much detail is given to the destruction.

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*** The first two missions of ''Modern Warfare 3'' prominently feature the New York City skyline in flames, pounded by a constant barrage of artillery and cruise missiles, though both the Freedom Tower and the Statue of Liberty Art/StatueOfLiberty are intact. The second Paris mission sees the Eiffel Tower literally ''destroyed'' by a series of friendly airstrikes meant to destroy Russian positions at the tower's base. These examples pretty much overlap with SceneryGorn, given how much detail is given to the destruction.



** In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'', one of the Soviet missions involves [[WeaponisedLandmark turning the Eiffel Tower into a giant Tesla coil]]. Plus, you get to demolish the Pentagon and lots of other stuff. And in an unexpected inversion, the second to last mission of the Soviet campaign has you destroy [[spoiler:the Kremlin]]. The Soviets also destroy the Statue of Liberty at the start of the Allied campaign. This later led to some unfortunate implications due to 9/11, since the twin towers were destroyable structures in the game (and doing so actually ''rewarded'' the player with powerups). The games were pulled and later editions avoided calling the buildings by any names at all.
** ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'' takes this to its most logical conclusion, combining it with WeaponizedLandmark; the last mission for the Allies has you destroying Leningrad's Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral, ''which turns into a massive shuttle launch facility.'' That's not even the silliest part - that would be Mount Rushmore's EyeBeams or the Moai Head Man Cannon. It also has the Soviets destroy the Statue of Liberty in their campaign only to build a statue of Lenin pointing ahead of him instead. The Empire of the Rising Sun destroys the Kremlin. All of it, in fact, [[SymbologyResearchFailure not just St. Basil's Cathedral]]. Although you do get to ''stomp'' on the cathedral with the King Oni. Emperor Yoshiro's desire to destroy significant landmarks is in fact a point of contention between he and his son, Tatsu. Yoshiro believes crushing hearts and minds is crucial to victory, while Tatsu doesn't see why they should bother when they can just pummel the Allies and Soviets into submission.

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** In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'', one of the Soviet missions involves [[WeaponisedLandmark turning the Eiffel Tower into a giant Tesla coil]]. Plus, you get to demolish the Pentagon and lots of other stuff. And in an unexpected inversion, the second to last mission of the Soviet campaign has you destroy [[spoiler:the Kremlin]]. The Soviets also destroy the Statue of Liberty Art/StatueOfLiberty at the start of the Allied campaign. This later led to some unfortunate implications due to 9/11, since the twin towers were destroyable structures in the game (and doing so actually ''rewarded'' the player with powerups). The games were pulled and later editions avoided calling the buildings by any names at all.
** ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'' takes this to its most logical conclusion, combining it with WeaponizedLandmark; the last mission for the Allies has you destroying Leningrad's Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral, ''which turns into a massive shuttle launch facility.'' That's not even the silliest part - that would be Mount Rushmore's EyeBeams or the Moai Head Man Cannon. It also has the Soviets destroy the Statue of Liberty Art/StatueOfLiberty in their campaign only to build a statue of Lenin pointing ahead of him instead. The Empire of the Rising Sun destroys the Kremlin. All of it, in fact, [[SymbologyResearchFailure not just St. Basil's Cathedral]]. Although you do get to ''stomp'' on the cathedral with the King Oni. Emperor Yoshiro's desire to destroy significant landmarks is in fact a point of contention between he and his son, Tatsu. Yoshiro believes crushing hearts and minds is crucial to victory, while Tatsu doesn't see why they should bother when they can just pummel the Allies and Soviets into submission.



* ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Metal Gear Solid 2]]'' was scripted to have Arsenal Gear relocate the Statue of Liberty as it crashed into New York. this was cut from the final game because of being TooSoon after 9/11. Its crash deposits you onto a different landmark (Federal Hall) for the final BossBattle.

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* ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Metal Gear Solid 2]]'' was scripted to have Arsenal Gear relocate the Statue of Liberty Art/StatueOfLiberty as it crashed into New York. this was cut from the final game because of being TooSoon after 9/11. Its crash deposits you onto a different landmark (Federal Hall) for the final BossBattle.



** Later on - the Soviets invade New York and seize, among other things, the Statue of Liberty. If you fail the mission, the Statue is destroyed by an ''American'' airstrike.

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** Later on - the Soviets invade New York and seize, among other things, the Statue of Liberty.Art/StatueOfLiberty. If you fail the mission, the Statue is destroyed by an ''American'' airstrike.



*** Parodied in the DLC Lonesome Road. If you have the Wild Wasteland trait (which activates the game's SillinessSwitch) and launch a nuke at both the NCR and the Legion, you are treated to an ending slideshow that parodies ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes''. In place of the Statue of Liberty is a pair of statues built by the NCR.

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*** Parodied in the DLC Lonesome Road. If you have the Wild Wasteland trait (which activates the game's SillinessSwitch) and launch a nuke at both the NCR and the Legion, you are treated to an ending slideshow that parodies ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes''. In place of the Statue of Liberty Art/StatueO fLiberty is a pair of statues built by the NCR.



** Throughout the series, this happens quite a bit. You can blow up the Statue of Liberty and Hollywood Sign in ''2'' as well.

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** Throughout the series, this happens quite a bit. You can blow up the Statue of Liberty Art/StatueOfLiberty and Hollywood Sign in ''2'' as well.



* The FMV scene in ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve'': Eve transformed into a giant blob form, traveled across Manhattan, and then appeared near the Statue of Liberty. Aya who's piloting a helicopter shot her with a missile taking out the blob and knocking down the statue.
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' - In the Kasumi DLC, Donovan Hock, the man whose manor you're infiltrating, has a large collection of various ancient (or at least very old) artifacts. Including the Statue of Liberty's head. In Jack's backstory, she mentions how she committed "Vandalism" towards the Hanar by [[ColonyDrop crashing a space station]] upon their favorite moon.

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* The FMV scene in ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve'': Eve transformed into a giant blob form, traveled across Manhattan, and then appeared near the Statue of Liberty.Art/StatueOfLiberty. Aya who's piloting a helicopter shot her with a missile taking out the blob and knocking down the statue.
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' - In the Kasumi DLC, Donovan Hock, the man whose manor you're infiltrating, has a large collection of various ancient (or at least very old) artifacts. Including the Statue of Liberty's Art/StatueOfLiberty's head. In Jack's backstory, she mentions how she committed "Vandalism" towards the Hanar by [[ColonyDrop crashing a space station]] upon their favorite moon.



* ''VideoGame/{{Tetrastar}}'' - The first seconds of gameplay show the Statue of Liberty being destroyed by aliens. Then the camera moves to the right to show the World Trade Center and the surrounding buildings. The player spends the rest of the stage trying to prevent the aliens from blowing up the city.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Tetrastar}}'' - The first seconds of gameplay show the Statue of Liberty Art/StatueOfLiberty being destroyed by aliens. Then the camera moves to the right to show the World Trade Center and the surrounding buildings. The player spends the rest of the stage trying to prevent the aliens from blowing up the city.



* The Statue of Liberty is ''Website/{{Cracked}}'''s #1 [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19924_5-iconic-building-that-were-barely-saved-from-destruction_p2.html Iconic Building That Was Barely Saved from Destruction]] because "when Lady Liberty gets destroyed, it means the apocalypse is here".

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* The Statue of Liberty Art/StatueOfLiberty is ''Website/{{Cracked}}'''s #1 [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19924_5-iconic-building-that-were-barely-saved-from-destruction_p2.html Iconic Building That Was Barely Saved from Destruction]] because "when Lady Liberty gets destroyed, it means the apocalypse is here".



** Mocked again in "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E8ThatDarnKatz That Darn Katz]]"; when the Earth stops spinning, we see a shot of the Eiffel Tower... which snaps off and flies offscreen, only for Big Ben to land in its place. Then Big Ben is hit by a flying Statue of Liberty.

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** Mocked again in "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E8ThatDarnKatz That Darn Katz]]"; when the Earth stops spinning, we see a shot of the Eiffel Tower... which snaps off and flies offscreen, only for Big Ben to land in its place. Then Big Ben is hit by a flying Statue of Liberty.Art/StatueOfLiberty.



* In the Book 2 finale of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' [[spoiler:the giant version of Unalaq pulls down]] the statue of Aang that looks a lot like the ''UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty''.

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* In the Book 2 finale of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' [[spoiler:the giant version of Unalaq pulls down]] the statue of Aang that looks a lot like the ''UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty''.Art/StatueOfLiberty.



* On Febuary 18th, 1965, 3 members of the Black Liberation Front [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg (and one white French-Canadian women, a supporter of Quebec liberation from Canada)]], were arrested in New York for a terrorist conspiracy to [[http://www.sigloxxi.org/Archivo/terrorist-connectec.htm destroy the Washington Monument, the Liberty Bell and the Statue of Liberty. The suspected mastermind of the attack was Che Guevera.]]

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* On Febuary 18th, 1965, 3 members of the Black Liberation Front [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg (and one white French-Canadian women, a supporter of Quebec liberation from Canada)]], were arrested in New York for a terrorist conspiracy to [[http://www.sigloxxi.org/Archivo/terrorist-connectec.htm destroy the Washington Monument, the Liberty Bell and the Statue of Liberty.Art/StatueOfLiberty. The suspected mastermind of the attack was Che Guevera.]]
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** Mount Rushmore was defaced by fans in protest of Dethklok's decision not to perform Dethwater live.

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** Mount Rushmore was defaced by fans in protest of Dethklok's decision not to perform Dethwater live.delaying their album.
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* Tends to be played for laughs in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}:
** The Louvre was burned to the ground as a birthday present for Murderface after he declared all the art in it stank.
** Mount Rushmore was defaced by fans in protest of Dethklok's decision not to perform Dethwater live.
** The Sphinx ends up beheaded after a performance in Egypt, when cats start going berserk and jumped on the button that turned up the bass, the vibrations causing the Sphinx to break apart. It's seen being repaired at the end of the episode, only for the sarcophagus containing Toki's dead cat to fall on it, crushing it.
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