History Main / MonumentalDamage

26th May '18 10:29:05 PM bwburke94
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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 Art/StatueOfLiberty. 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 Art/StatueOfLiberty.Statue of Liberty. The suspected mastermind of the attack was Che Guevera.]]
22nd May '18 8:46:08 PM SparkyYoungUpstart
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* In the ''Series/ForThePeople'' Pilot, Sandra is assigned to defend a young man accused with trying to blow up the Statue of Liberty.
29th Apr '18 1:28:13 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse''.

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* ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse''.''Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse''.
28th Apr '18 11:11:54 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* On a related note, much of the Nazis' monumental architecture was built with this trope in mind. Albert Speer called it [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruin_value "ruin value"]] and argued that, even when the [[TemptingFate Thousand-Year Reich]]'s millennium ran out, the ruins of what they built should continue to serve as symbols of the glory that was Germany for thousands of years more, citing the ancient ruins of Greece, Egypt, and Rome (much of which are also listed here) as examples.

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* On a related note, much of the Nazis' monumental architecture was built with this trope in mind. Nazi architect and urban/industrial planner Albert Speer called it [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruin_value "ruin value"]] and argued that, even when the [[TemptingFate Thousand-Year Reich]]'s millennium ran out, the ruins of what they built should continue to serve as symbols of the glory that was Germany for thousands of years more, citing the ancient ruins of Greece, Egypt, and Rome (much of which are also listed here) as examples.



* Some monuments (like e.g. TheNoseless [[Art/TheSphinx Great Sphinx of Giza]] or the [[UsefulNotes/{{Rome}} Colosseum in Rome]]) have been in a damaged state since so long ago, that said damage itself has become part of their iconic appearance.

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* Some monuments (like e.g. TheNoseless [[Art/TheSphinx Great Sphinx of Giza]] or the [[UsefulNotes/{{Rome}} Colosseum in Rome]]) have been in a damaged state since so long ago, ago that said damage itself has become part of their iconic appearance.appearance. In fact, these ruins and others (such as the Parthenon) played a major influence on Albert Speer's aforementioned theory of ruin value.
28th Apr '18 11:08:33 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* On a related note, much of the Nazis' monumental architecture was built with this trope in mind. Albert Speer called it [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruin_value "ruin value"]] and argued that, even when the [[TemptingFate Thousand-Year Reich]]'s millennium ran out, the ruins of what they built should continue to serve as symbols of the glory that was Germany for thousands of years more, citing the ancient ruins of Greece, Egypt, and Rome (much of which are also listed here) as examples.



* In the aftermath of the ill-fated Arnhem offensive of late 1944, the head of the Dutch government in exile is said to have looked over the shattered ruins of several Dutch cities and to have said

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* In the aftermath of the ill-fated Arnhem offensive of late 1944, the head of the Dutch government in exile is said to have looked over the shattered ruins of several Dutch cities and to have saidsaid:
7th Apr '18 9:10:16 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* Played for laughs in ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'', as giant food items start falling on various national monuments in an ironic fashion - pies on the faces on Mount Rushmore, a sandwich skewered on the Eiffel Tower, fortune cookies on the Great Wall that predict what will hit it next, and so on. The newscaster even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades it]] by explicitly saying that the food storm is hitting monuments first.

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* Played for laughs in ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'', as giant food items start falling on various national monuments in an ironic fashion - pies on the faces on Mount Rushmore, a sandwich skewered on the Eiffel Tower, fortune cookies on the Great Wall that predict what will hit it next, pies hitting Mount Rushmore, and so on. The newscaster even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades it]] by explicitly saying that the food storm is hitting monuments first. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Naturally]], only [[HistoricalInJoke Lincoln's]] gets hit in the ''[[CrossesTheLineTwice back]]'' [[CrossesTheLineTwice of the head]].
30th Mar '18 8:26:22 PM JackG
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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.

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* ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse''.
** After the events of ''Film/ManOfSteel'' a WarMemorial for the Battle of Metropolis is erected, and gets destroyed over the course of the next two movies.
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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.



* ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse''. After the events of ''Film/ManOfSteel'', a WarMemorial for the Battle of Metropolis is erected, and gets destroyed over the course of the next two movies.

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* ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse''. After the events of ''Film/ManOfSteel'', a WarMemorial for the Battle of Metropolis is erected, and gets destroyed over the course of the next two movies.
30th Mar '18 8:25:02 PM JackG
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* ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse''. After the events of ''Film/ManOfSteel'', a WarMemorial for the Battle of Metropolis is erected, and gets destroyed over the course of the next two movies.
27th Mar '18 12:02:35 PM DastardlyDemolition
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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 Art/StatueOfLiberty is the NCR's Ranger Statues near Mojave Outpost.

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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 Art/StatueOfLiberty is the NCR's Ranger Statues near Mojave Outpost. The narrator, [[spoiler: Ulysses]], is a ColdHam here as he speaks in the same dry monotone voice despite his words dripping with ridiculous drama.
27th Mar '18 12:00:03 PM DastardlyDemolition
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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 Art/StatueO fLiberty 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 Art/StatueO fLiberty Art/StatueOfLiberty is a pair of statues built by the NCR.NCR's Ranger Statues near Mojave Outpost.
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