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14th Jan '17 12:56:56 PM upupandaway42
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* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', the United States Capitol Building is destroyed when [[spoiler: Comicbook/LexLuthor blows it up both to kill Senator Finch, a Senator who stood against him, and to break Superman, who's inside the building but doesn't see the bomb before it explodes, killing everyone in the room [[NighInvulnerability except him]]]]. Unlike most examples of this trope, the destruction is treated as a serious tragedy, with shots of the injured being treated and the dead being carried out, and [[MyGreatestFailure being unable to prevent the destruction]] sending [[Comicbook/{{Superman}} Clark]] into a HeroicBSOD.
8th Jan '17 1:30:05 PM nombretomado
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* In ''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.

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* In ''TheUltimates'' ''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.
1st Dec '16 7:59:41 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E4AliensOfLondon Aliens of London]]'' involves a convoluted alien hoax plot (well, a convoluted hoax perpetrated by aliens) where they deliberately crash their spaceship into Big Ben to put the world on high alert in order to get their claws on the UK's nuclear launch codes. A bit of GenreSavvy on display by the aliens here too. The Doctor is equally GenreSavvy. ''"Just too perfect. I mean, hitting Big Ben, come on."''

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** ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E4AliensOfLondon Aliens of London]]'' involves a convoluted alien hoax plot (well, a convoluted hoax perpetrated by aliens) where they deliberately crash their spaceship into Big Ben to put the world on high alert in order to get their claws on the UK's nuclear launch codes. A bit of GenreSavvy on display by the aliens here too. The Doctor is equally GenreSavvy. ''"Just too perfect. I mean, hitting Big Ben, come on."''
27th Nov '16 7:29:08 PM ZimFan89
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* ''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]].
8th Nov '16 2:20:31 PM DustSnitch
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* According to the "Would the Avengers be Better off Without the Hulk?" episode of ''Podcast/PlumbingTheDeathStar'', the Hulk's absence from ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' would force Thor to handle the nuke at the end of the movie. While he'd stop it from destroying New York, he'd probably try to return it to its owners - at the Pentagon. Needless to say, Washington D.C. would not have faired too well.
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2nd Nov '16 8:09:49 AM SolidSonicTH
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*** Also in ''Modern Warfare 2'', in a desperate attempt to give the American forces a fighting chance, a nuke is launched and detonated in the vicinity of the International Space Station, which kills everyone up there. Thanks, [[spoiler:Captain Price]].

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*** Also in ''Modern Warfare 2'', in a desperate attempt to give the American forces a fighting chance, a nuke is launched and detonated in the vicinity of the International Space Station, Station to trigger a massive EMP over the fighting, which kills everyone up there. Thanks, [[spoiler:Captain Price]].
2nd Nov '16 8:09:32 AM SolidSonicTH
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*** Also in ''Modern Warfare 2'', in a desperate attempt to give the American forces a fighting chance, a nuke is launched and detonated in the vicinity of the International Space Station, which kills everyone up there. Thanks, [[spoiler:Captain Price]].
7th Oct '16 3:50:45 PM k410ren
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** Played straight and downplayed in ''Film/WhiteHouseDown''. The Capitol Building is mostly destroyed, while the White House is mostly still standing, though rather worse for wear.
13th Sep '16 4:37:27 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* PlayedForLaughs in the MGM cartoon "Little Johnny Jet". As the protagonist and his son (both anthropomorphic airplanes) rocket around the world at high speed, some famous monuments get the Trope equivalent of AmusingInjuries; the Sphinx is given a crew cut, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is tilted the other way, the Eiffel Tower barely avoids a collision by lifting it's "legs", and rushing past the Statue of Liberty results in a PantyShot as her dress is blown to the side. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer (Seriously.)]]
10th Sep '16 2:16:32 PM DavidCowie
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* ''Manga/YokohamaKaidashiKikou:'' In this CosyCatastrophe, the top of Mount Fuji is no longer symmetrical. Like much else in the series, this goes unexplained.
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