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** ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'', like it's base mythos, intends to avert this trope, showing in great detail the devastation a [[FunnyAneurysmMoment massive tidal wave of liquified Angel]] can wreak on a Japanese city. Mostly, it succeeds in conveying the reality that people will die because of the Angel Attacks by announcing over loud speakers the transference of all civilians to shelters and the retraction of large buildings - now unoccupied - below the surface roofing the Geofront. The trope isn't completely straight though, as, on several occasions, the military suffer dozens to hundreds of fatalities without acknowledgement: at least once, an ''entire tank battalion'' was sent to its death without so much as a shrug from our favourite bridge crew or child pilots.

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** ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'', like it's its base mythos, intends to avert this trope, showing in great detail the devastation a [[FunnyAneurysmMoment massive tidal wave of liquified Angel]] can wreak on a Japanese city. Mostly, it succeeds in conveying the reality that people will die because of the Angel Attacks by announcing over loud speakers the transference of all civilians to shelters and the retraction of large buildings - -- now unoccupied - -- below the surface roofing the Geofront. The trope isn't completely straight though, as, on several occasions, the military suffer dozens to hundreds of fatalities without acknowledgement: at least once, an ''entire tank battalion'' was sent to its death without so much as a shrug from our favourite bridge crew or child pilots.



* ''Manga/UFOPrincessValkyrie'' has a huge UFO crash-landing in the middle of a bathhouse, still filled with visitors, with exactly one casualty -- which is [[FirstEpisodeResurrection instantly rectified]]. Somewhat later, a destructive fight between a crazy {{catgirl}} [[GirlWithPsychoWeapon With Psycho Weapons]] and a KamehameHadoken-throwing space-princess leaves several large chasms blasted through the entirety of the cityscape. Neither the potentially-astronomical casualties, nor the damage to the city, is mentioned again. But the catgirl apologized, so it's cool...

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* ''Manga/UFOPrincessValkyrie'' has a huge UFO crash-landing in the middle of a bathhouse, still filled with visitors, with exactly one casualty -- which is [[FirstEpisodeResurrection instantly rectified]]. Somewhat later, a destructive fight between a crazy {{catgirl}} [[GirlWithPsychoWeapon With Psycho Weapons]] and a KamehameHadoken-throwing space-princess leaves several large chasms blasted through the entirety of the entire cityscape. Neither the potentially-astronomical casualties, nor the damage to the city, is are mentioned again. But the catgirl apologized, so it's cool...



* In ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' story ''Fanfic/HellsisterTrilogy'', the narrator makes sure to mention that Supergirl and Satan Girl's final battle happens in an uinnhabited solar system.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' story ''Fanfic/HellsisterTrilogy'', the narrator makes sure to mention that Supergirl and Satan Girl's final battle happens in an uinnhabited uninhabited solar system.



* Surprisingly averted in ''Fanfic/SonicXDarkChaos'' despite the fact that it is quite soft science fiction. Episode 66 has a space battle above a planet - and the planet below is quickly annihilated by the millions of disabled ships crashing into it.
** In Episode 67, it's specifically stated that the Galaxy Crusher - a Demon battlestation the size of a ''red giant'' - cannot be deployed anywhere near planets or stars. Its sheer size messes up gravity so much that being anywhere near it destroys planets.

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* Surprisingly averted in ''Fanfic/SonicXDarkChaos'' despite the fact that it is quite soft science fiction. Episode 66 has a space battle above a planet - -- and the planet below is quickly annihilated by the millions of disabled ships crashing into it.
** In Episode 67, it's specifically stated that the Galaxy Crusher - -- a Demon battlestation the size of a ''red giant'' - -- cannot be deployed anywhere near planets or stars. Its sheer size messes up gravity so much that being anywhere near it destroys planets.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': the whole reason that the various Supers were forced out of the heroing business is because society is tired of all the collateral damage and interference. (And because people figured out that lawsuits can be used on Supers.) However, at the very end, Violet is shown putting up a force-field when some wreckage from the explosion comes by, but no one seems concerned about anyone else being injured and you even see the neighbor kid from before standing just a couple dozen feet away a minute later completely unharmed. Never mind the climactic fight itself or the Underminer's appearance.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': the The whole reason that the various Supers were forced out of the heroing business is because society is got tired of all the collateral damage and interference. (And because people figured out that lawsuits can be used on Supers.) However, at the very end, Violet is shown putting up a force-field when some wreckage from the explosion comes by, but no one seems concerned about anyone else being injured and you even see the neighbor kid from before standing just a couple dozen feet away a minute later completely unharmed. Never mind the climactic fight itself or the Underminer's appearance.



* In ''Disney/BigHero6'', there are two instances of this - when the showcase building explodes and the only two people seen being mourned are [[spoiler: Tadashi and Callaghan - and Callaghan turns out to not have died]] and again (although partly averted) when Yokai [[spoiler: sets the portal above the new Kreitech building]]. The second time, it's reported as "what could have been a major catastrophe", but there are no reported deaths. The second example was in the middle of its opening ceremony, so it makes sense that it would be unoccupied.

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* In ''Disney/BigHero6'', there are two instances of this - -- when the showcase building explodes and the only two people seen being mourned are [[spoiler: Tadashi and Callaghan - -- and Callaghan turns out to not have died]] and again (although partly averted) when Yokai [[spoiler: sets the portal above the new Kreitech building]]. The second time, it's reported as "what could have been a major catastrophe", but there are no reported deaths. The second example was in the middle of its opening ceremony, so it makes sense that it would be unoccupied.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'': It seems like Megamind and Metro Man have an unwritten rule about damage, but when Titan/Tighten goes on a rampage - even tossing an entire ''skyscraper'' at Megamind, the trope is subverted, as Megamind's Brain Bots are repairing the city after the day has been won.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'': It seems like Megamind and Metro Man have an unwritten rule about damage, but when Titan/Tighten goes on a rampage - -- even tossing an entire ''skyscraper'' at Megamind, the trope is subverted, as Megamind's Brain Bots are repairing the city after the day has been won.



* ''Film/AlienResurrection'' ends with the good guys destroying the aliens on the research ship by crashing it into Earth's surface. We get a view from space as it crashes into what appears to be the east coast of either Africa or India, producing an ''enormous'' explosion that realistically would undoubtedly have killed millions... ''maybe'' more than a xenomorph infestation. In this case it is implied that Earth was already a devastated wasteland ("Earth. What a shithole."). The Special Edition contains an alternate ending with the protagonists in the ruins of Paris, which appears to be a wasteland. There's also a scene where Call says she re-calibrated ground level - ensuring the ship would crash in an uninhabited quadrant.

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* ''Film/AlienResurrection'' ends with the good guys destroying the aliens on the research ship by crashing it into Earth's surface. We get a view from space as it crashes into what appears to be the east coast of either Africa or India, producing an ''enormous'' explosion that realistically would undoubtedly have killed millions... ''maybe'' more than a xenomorph infestation. In this case it is implied that Earth was already a devastated wasteland ("Earth. What a shithole."). The Special Edition contains an alternate ending with the protagonists in the ruins of Paris, which appears to be a wasteland. There's also a scene where Call says she re-calibrated ground level - -- ensuring the ship would crash in an uninhabited quadrant.



* The ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' movies play this trope both ways. It's averted between the two films: The death of [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever the giant Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man]] in [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} the original]] rained splodge over most of the city (and its inhabitants, and cars) and resulted in the devastation and demolition of several buildings; by the beginning of [[Film/GhostbustersII the second film]], the Ghostbusters had been bankrupted by the subsequent lawsuits. But then it's played straight elsewhere in the films - at no point in either of the films (or [[VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame the 2009 video game]]) is it confirmed that ''anyone'' has died from an encounter with a ghost. Considering some of the things we've seen the ghosts do (such as ghost driving vehicles - poorly), human casualties were a very real possibility.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' movies play this trope both ways. It's averted between the two films: The death of [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever the giant Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man]] in [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} the original]] rained splodge over most of the city (and its inhabitants, and cars) and resulted in the devastation and demolition of several buildings; by the beginning of [[Film/GhostbustersII the second film]], the Ghostbusters had been bankrupted by the subsequent lawsuits. But then it's played straight elsewhere in the films - -- at no point in either of the films (or [[VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame the 2009 video game]]) is it confirmed that ''anyone'' has died from an encounter with a ghost. Considering some of the things we've seen the ghosts do (such as ghost driving vehicles - -- poorly), human casualties were a very real possibility.



*** ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'' sees [[ComicBook/TheKingpin Wilson Fisk]] gain a stronghold in Hell's Kitchen by skimming on reconstruction contracts. His construction company Union Allied is able to secure numerous reconstruction contracts, at least until [[Creator/DeborahAnnWoll Karen Page]] exposes their numbers games. At one point, [[Creator/BobGunton Leland Owlsley]] says "[[OpportunisticBastard Heroes and their consequences are why we have our current opportunities]]" referring to the damage caused by the battle. Elsewhere, Matt says to Karen that "the world watched half of New York get destroyed", though this appears to be hyperbole since the Chitauri appeared to confine the battle to Midtown Manhattan and didn't go into any of the other boroughs or Jersey City. It's also mentioned that the battle also caused real-estate values in Hell's Kitchen to drop dramatically, and this is the reason Matt and Foggy can afford the office space in which they set up Nelson & Murdock. One of the framed ''Bulletin'' front pages on the wall in Ben Urich's office (which later becomes Karen's office after she gets hired by Ellison towards the end of season 2) is about the invasion and says hundreds were killed.

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*** ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'' sees [[ComicBook/TheKingpin Wilson Fisk]] gain a stronghold in Hell's Kitchen by skimming on reconstruction contracts. His construction company Union Allied is able to secure numerous reconstruction contracts, at least until [[Creator/DeborahAnnWoll Karen Page]] exposes their numbers games. At one point, [[Creator/BobGunton Leland Owlsley]] says "[[OpportunisticBastard Heroes and their consequences are why we have our current opportunities]]" referring to the damage caused by the battle. Elsewhere, Matt says to Karen that "the world watched half of New York get destroyed", though this appears to be hyperbole since the Chitauri appeared to confine the battle to Midtown Manhattan and didn't go into any of the other boroughs or Jersey City. It's also mentioned that the battle also caused real-estate values in Hell's Kitchen to drop dramatically, and this is the reason Matt and Foggy can afford the office space in which they set up Nelson & Murdock. One of the framed ''Bulletin'' front pages on the wall in Ben Urich's office (which later becomes Karen's office after she gets hired by Ellison towards the end of season 2) is about the invasion and says hundreds were killed.



** Averted in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', where the various battles in the movie devastates several cities, with most of the Avengers' time being spent trying to minimize civilian causalities. The widespread destruction caused by the film will lead also directly to the worldwide SuperheroRegistrationAct of ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. Ultron's EvilPlan also averts this trope directly as [[spoiler: he plans to levitate a several mile wide chunk of the Earth's surface into the upper atmosphere, then accelerate it back onto the Earth, causing an extinction level event similar to the meteor that wiped out the dinosaurs. One of the reasons he chooses this method is because it's a XanatosGambit; Ultron lampshades this trope, and points out dropping the city early (the heroes hope to destroy the repulsors lifting the city before it can gain any real altitude, and drop it into a lake below) ''should'' still do serious damage. Thus it's left an exercise to the viewer why that didn't happen]]. Furthering the aversion is the Sokovia Accords being created in direct response to the damage they did, with the implication that not only were there casualties and property damage costs shown for the final battles of the ''Avengers'' films and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', [[spoiler: but part of the main villain's motivation is that his family was killed during the battle of Sokovia and he holds the Avengers responsible for what happened, trying to tear their team apart from the inside]].

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** Averted in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', where the various battles in the movie devastates devastate several cities, with most of the Avengers' time being spent trying to minimize civilian causalities. casualties. The widespread destruction caused by the film will lead also leads directly to the worldwide SuperheroRegistrationAct of ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. Ultron's EvilPlan also averts this trope directly as [[spoiler: he plans to levitate a several mile wide several-mile-wide chunk of the Earth's surface into the upper atmosphere, then accelerate it back onto the Earth, causing an extinction level event similar to the meteor that wiped out the dinosaurs. One of the reasons he chooses this method is because it's a XanatosGambit; Ultron lampshades this trope, and points out dropping the city early (the heroes hope to destroy the repulsors lifting the city before it can gain any real altitude, and drop it into a lake below) ''should'' still do serious damage. Thus it's left an exercise to the viewer why that didn't happen]]. Furthering the aversion is the Sokovia Accords being created in direct response to the damage they did, with the implication that not only were there casualties and property damage costs shown for the final battles of the ''Avengers'' films and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', [[spoiler: but part of the main villain's motivation is that his family was killed during the battle of Sokovia and he holds the Avengers responsible for what happened, trying to tear their team apart from the inside]].



** ''Film/ManOfSteel'': The climax with [[HostileTerraforming the world engine]] pancakes a major section of Metropolis with thousands of people dead. This is in addition to a, relatively smaller, super powered fight between Superman and Zod. The very last scene (taking place an unknown time later) has the Daily Planet running again, previously evacuated because of the world engine, and seemingly in okay condition and the whole scene is rather upbeat. This was one of the major complaints levied towards the movie - [[WordOfGod although it was stated that this was intentional]], and the fact that the death and destruction that occurred is something [[MyGreatestFailure even Superman couldn't stop]] and will factor into later installments.

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** ''Film/ManOfSteel'': The climax with [[HostileTerraforming the world engine]] pancakes a major section of Metropolis with thousands of people dead. This is in addition to a, relatively smaller, super powered a smaller super-powered fight between Superman and Zod. The very last scene (taking place an unknown time later) has the Daily Planet running again, previously evacuated because of the world engine, and seemingly in okay condition and the whole scene is rather upbeat. This was one of the major complaints levied towards the movie - -- [[WordOfGod although it was stated that this was intentional]], and the fact that the death and destruction that occurred is something [[MyGreatestFailure even Superman couldn't stop]] and will factor into later installments.



* Closely related is the climax of ''[[{{Literature/Divergent}} The Divergent Series: Allegiant]]'' where a gas is released in the city that will wipe everyone's memories. Tris shuts down the mechanism before the city gets the full blast - but some gas is still seen being released, and Edgar was seen getting wiped with it. Presumably ''The Divergent Series: Ascendant'' will show the aftermath.

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* Closely related is the climax of ''[[{{Literature/Divergent}} The Divergent Series: Allegiant]]'' where a gas is released in the city that will wipe everyone's memories. Tris shuts down the mechanism before the city gets the full blast - -- but some gas is still seen being released, and Edgar was seen getting wiped with it. Presumably ''The Divergent Series: Ascendant'' will show the aftermath.



* Countless soft science fiction stories feature weapons that are said to vaporize a person shot with them. The effects of those weapons are always depicted as making the victim disappear without any effect on the surroundings, rather than creating a large steam explosion or disintegrating the planet in the case where the entire mass of the person is converted to energy. Say an adult male human masses 100 kilograms. His rest mass energy is equal to 8.98755179 × 10^18 joules, by the famous E=mc^2. This is equivalent to the energy released by combusting 2.15 gigatons of TNT, or equivalently, 2,150 megatons or 2,150,000 kilotons. Compare to Little Boy (the Hiroshima bomb) at 13 to 18 kilotons (they don't have an accurate estimate), and Fat Man (the Nagasaki bomb) at 21 kilotons. The largest nuclear bomb ever tested was Tsar Bomba, at 50 megatons (50,000 kilotons). The energy contained in our hypothetical human is therefore over 40 times larger than the largest nuke.

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* Countless soft science fiction science-fiction stories feature weapons that are said to vaporize a person shot with them. The effects of those weapons are always depicted as making the victim disappear without any effect on the surroundings, rather than creating a large steam explosion or disintegrating the planet in the case where the entire mass of the person is converted to energy. Say an adult male human masses 100 kilograms. His rest mass energy is equal to 8.98755179 × 10^18 joules, by the famous E=mc^2. This is equivalent to the energy released by combusting 2.15 gigatons of TNT, or equivalently, 2,150 megatons or 2,150,000 kilotons. Compare to Little Boy (the Hiroshima bomb) at 13 to 18 kilotons (they don't have an accurate estimate), and Fat Man (the Nagasaki bomb) at 21 kilotons. The largest nuclear bomb ever tested was Tsar Bomba, at 50 megatons (50,000 kilotons). The energy contained in our hypothetical human is therefore over 40 times larger than the largest nuke.



* Partly averted in Creator/VladimirVasilyev and Creator/AlexanderGromov's novel ''Antarctic-online'', in which the titular continent inexplicably finds itself in Central Pacific, while the islands that used to occupy the area find themselves near the South Pole. While the novel largely focuses on the political consequences of a continent that nobody wants suddenly becoming prime real estate, there is plenty of talk about the ecological consequences, such as many coastal cities being flooded in the near future as the result of the melting Antarctic ice cap (this is handled, more or less, realistically - it's stated that the process will last for millennia given the sheer amount of ice). There are immediate effects, though, such as tidal waves hitting the coasts from the sudden shift, and the numerous Polynesian islands, stuck in the Antarctic Circle, to evacuate. The world's nations wish to blame somebody, and the blame falls on the newly-declared sovereign Antarctic nation. Many nations demand reparations from Antarctic representatives, even though the continental "jump" was not their fault ([[spoiler:actually, the ending reveals that it was accidentally caused by one of them, who had found a strange-looking orb and dropped it. He later uses it intentionally to send an American destroyer into orbit in order to stop the invasion of the Antarctic by the US]]).

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* Partly averted in Creator/VladimirVasilyev and Creator/AlexanderGromov's novel ''Antarctic-online'', in which the titular continent inexplicably finds itself in Central Pacific, while the islands that used to occupy the area find themselves near the South Pole. While the novel largely focuses on the political consequences of a continent that nobody wants suddenly becoming prime real estate, there is plenty of talk about the ecological consequences, such as many coastal cities being flooded in the near future as the result of the melting Antarctic ice cap (this is handled, more or less, realistically - -- it's stated that the process will last for millennia given the sheer amount of ice). There are immediate effects, though, such as tidal waves hitting the coasts from the sudden shift, and the numerous Polynesian islands, stuck in the Antarctic Circle, to evacuate. The world's nations wish to blame somebody, and the blame falls on the newly-declared sovereign Antarctic nation. Many nations demand reparations from Antarctic representatives, even though the continental "jump" was not their fault ([[spoiler:actually, the ending reveals that it was accidentally caused by one of them, who had found a strange-looking orb and dropped it. He later uses it intentionally to send an American destroyer into orbit in order to stop the invasion of the Antarctic by the US]]).



* In the season 4 finale of ''Series/TwentyFour'', a military-grade nuclear missile is intercepted and destroyed just above downtown LA seconds before it was to detonate. While this should have spread several kilos of plutonium across the city in a "dirty bomb" effect, nobody seems to be concerned about this aside from a HandWave about NEST cleaning up the scene. Although the plutonium would only be particularly dangerous if inhaled or eaten, as the alpha radiation it emits wouldn't penetrate your skin. There was some handwave about prevailing winds blowing it away from the city. This is however still much better than the bomb actually going off though.

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* In the season 4 finale of ''Series/TwentyFour'', a military-grade nuclear missile is intercepted and destroyed just above downtown LA seconds before it was to detonate. While this should have spread several kilos of plutonium across the city in a "dirty bomb" effect, nobody seems to be concerned about this aside from a HandWave about NEST cleaning up the scene. Although the plutonium would only be particularly dangerous if inhaled or eaten, as the alpha radiation it emits wouldn't penetrate your skin. There was some handwave about prevailing winds blowing it away from the city. This is however still much better than the bomb actually going off off, though.



** ''24'' largely averts this tropes otherwise. In Season 2, they have to fly a nuclear bomb out of LA to have it detonate elsewhere. The short and long term effects of it detonating in the Pacific Ocean and the desert are both discussed. The only real concern for the desert is the fallout, but the ocean has a whole mess of problems. The characters routinely state they can't shoot down aircraft over populated areas, as the debris would result in fatalities. In a possible nod to Season 4 above, in Season 6 they stop a suitcase nuke from going off but there is a radiation leak. It is contained quickly, but it's pointed out that there will still be consequences from it.

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** ''24'' largely averts this tropes trope otherwise. In Season 2, they have to fly a nuclear bomb out of LA to have it detonate elsewhere. The short and long term effects of it detonating in the Pacific Ocean and the desert are both discussed. The only real concern for the desert is the fallout, but the ocean has a whole mess of problems. The characters routinely state they can't shoot down aircraft over populated areas, as the debris would result in fatalities. In a possible nod to Season 4 above, in Season 6 they stop a suitcase nuke from going off but there is a radiation leak. It is contained quickly, but it's pointed out that there will still be consequences from it.



** A LampshadeHanging in ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters'': In one episode, the heroes kablooify the MonsterOfTheWeek, and then reduce an enemy HumongousMecha to scrap, in the good ol' ''PowerRangers[=/=]SuperSentai'' tradition. ...Then, the next episode begins with them having to clean up the wreckage of the enemy robot. The same thing happens in ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'', where the B-Squad Rangers had to clean up debris after the A-Squad's mecha battle.

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** A LampshadeHanging in ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters'': In one episode, the heroes kablooify the MonsterOfTheWeek, and then reduce an enemy HumongousMecha to scrap, in the good ol' ''PowerRangers[=/=]SuperSentai'' tradition. ... Then, the next episode begins with them having to clean up the wreckage of the enemy robot. The same thing happens in ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'', where the B-Squad Rangers had to clean up debris after the A-Squad's mecha battle.



** In the Series 2 [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion Christmas Special]], Torchwood blows up the Sycorax's ship while it's still in atmosphere, with no ill effects, when just earlier, the ship's entry into the atmosphere shattered windows. This is justified because we see the beam pass by the Earth's moon before it strikes the ship. So, we should be able to assume the ship is more than 300,000km away from the planet. Earth's atmosphere stops at around 10,000km for all practical purposes, and then, there aren't many particles in the exosphere. Yes, parts of the ship reach the Mesosphere, burning like meteors into ash. Really, the [[RuleOfCool explosion shouldn't have been that large on screen]].
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E5ThePoisonSky "The Poison Sky"]], the Doctor sets the ''entire atmosphere'' of earth ablaze to eliminate all the poisonous gas the Sontarans have released, and nothing even gets SINGED. Plus, there's plenty of oxygen left afterwards, and no excess [=CO=][[subscript:2]].

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** In the Series 2 [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion Christmas Special]], Torchwood blows up the Sycorax's ship while it's still in the atmosphere, with no ill effects, when just earlier, the ship's entry into the atmosphere shattered windows. This is justified because we see the beam pass by the Earth's moon before it strikes the ship. So, we should be able to assume the ship is more than 300,000km away from the planet. Earth's atmosphere stops at around 10,000km for all practical purposes, and then, there aren't many particles in the exosphere. Yes, parts of the ship reach the Mesosphere, burning like meteors into ash. Really, the [[RuleOfCool explosion shouldn't have been that large on screen]].
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E5ThePoisonSky "The Poison Sky"]], the Doctor sets the ''entire atmosphere'' of earth Earth ablaze to eliminate all the poisonous gas the Sontarans have released, and nothing even gets SINGED. Plus, there's plenty of oxygen left afterwards, and no excess [=CO=][[subscript:2]].



** Defied in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E14TheNextDoctor "The Next Doctor"]], where after defeating the local [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever 50-Foot Whatever]], the Doctor makes sure to teleport it away before it falls over and crushes London. Along with why the event isn't recorded in history (the story being set in Victorian times), is justified in a later episode by the whole event being [[RetGone sucked into a crack in time]].

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** Defied in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E14TheNextDoctor "The Next Doctor"]], where after defeating the local [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever 50-Foot Whatever]], the Doctor makes sure to teleport it away before it falls over and crushes London. Along with why the event isn't recorded in history (the story being set in Victorian times), this is justified in a later episode by the whole event being [[RetGone sucked into a crack in time]].



** Averted when it does hit - rather than just crushing the city like it might do, it catches fire in the low atmosphere and causes a planet-wide flaming shockwave that kills all living creatures. It also fucks up the earth's gravity fairly dramatically.

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** Averted when it does hit - -- rather than just crushing the city like it might do, it catches fire in the low atmosphere and causes a planet-wide flaming shockwave that kills all living creatures. It also fucks up the earth's gravity fairly dramatically.



* In ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', in May of 2011 a skeletal version of the Death Star was being built to [[RageAgainstTheHeavens destroy]] [[FluffyCloudHeaven Valhalla]] (the afterlife). The player base eventually blew it up. This trope was very much ''not'' in effect.[[note]]Although the trope was {{Double Subver|sion}}ted in that the thousand-year reconstruction took only a day as far as the players could tell, due to [[YearInsideHourOutside the flow of time being different in Vahalla]][[/note]].

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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', in May of 2011 a skeletal version of the Death Star was being built to [[RageAgainstTheHeavens destroy]] [[FluffyCloudHeaven Valhalla]] (the afterlife). The player base eventually blew it up. This trope was very much ''not'' in effect.[[note]]Although the trope was {{Double Subver|sion}}ted in that the thousand-year reconstruction took only a day as far as the players could tell, due to [[YearInsideHourOutside the flow of time being different in Vahalla]][[/note]].Valhalla]][[/note]].



** Averted with an earlier cargo plane the player infiltrates and brings down, however - it crashes into canisters carrying [[TheVirus a zombie-creating virus]] [[ContinuityNod from the previous game's DLC]], and for the rest of the game the only people you find in that specific part of the city are zombies.

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** Averted with an earlier cargo plane the player infiltrates and brings down, however - -- it crashes into canisters carrying [[TheVirus a zombie-creating virus]] [[ContinuityNod from the previous game's DLC]], and for the rest of the game the only people you find in that specific part of the city are zombies.



* One ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' episode has ''lava'' flooding Bellwood, toppling buildings and engulfing cars (including some in traffic - we see some drivers get out but most cars have their doors still closed when the lava reaches them). Absolutely no mention is made of even the physical damage.

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* One ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' episode has ''lava'' flooding Bellwood, toppling buildings and engulfing cars (including some in traffic - -- we see some drivers get out but most cars have their doors still closed when the lava reaches them). Absolutely no mention is made of even the physical damage.



** The episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E16SonicRainboom Sonic Rainboom]]" has two; a construction worker lets his jackhammer get away from him while [[ConstructionCatcalls mackin' on Rarity]]; it bores through the cloud he's working on and probably spoiled someone's day when it landed; and [[TitleDrop the event the episode derives it's name from]] is a hypersonic shockwave that causes a rainbow. Performed as it was-about 10 feet off the ground-it would have the destructive potential of a [[NukeEm nuclear blast]]. In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero a subsequent episode]], it is shown to do just that, complete with [[EverythingMakesAMushroom mushroom cloud]].

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** The episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E16SonicRainboom Sonic Rainboom]]" has two; a construction worker lets his jackhammer get away from him while [[ConstructionCatcalls mackin' on Rarity]]; it bores through the cloud he's working on and probably spoiled someone's day when it landed; and [[TitleDrop the event the episode derives it's its name from]] is a hypersonic shockwave that causes a rainbow. Performed as it was-about 10 feet off the ground-it would have the destructive potential of a [[NukeEm nuclear blast]]. In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero a subsequent episode]], it is shown to do just that, complete with [[EverythingMakesAMushroom mushroom cloud]].



* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': A lot of their inventions would have ramifications that are never explored, but the best example is from ''Phineas and Ferb Save Summer'' where Doofenshmirtz pulls the Earth slightly further out in it's orbit, causing temperatures to drop, trees to lose their leaves, and more. Even though Phineas and Ferb [[GondorCallsForAid (and similar geniuses from around the world)]] put the Earth back in a matter of hours, the damage it should have caused would be catastrophic to ecosystems around the world. But it shows that everything is fine afterwards (even the trees have their leaves back).

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': A lot of their inventions would have ramifications that are never explored, but the best example is from ''Phineas and Ferb Save Summer'' where Doofenshmirtz pulls the Earth slightly further out in it's its orbit, causing temperatures to drop, trees to lose their leaves, and more. Even though Phineas and Ferb [[GondorCallsForAid (and similar geniuses from around the world)]] put the Earth back in a matter of hours, the damage it should have caused would be catastrophic to ecosystems around the world. But it shows that everything is fine afterwards (even the trees have their leaves back).



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'' she casts a spell that accidentally destroys the town's dam, causing a massive flood. She runs through the town warning everyone and everyone is apparently able to make it to safety - afterwards one character says "it's a miracle nobody was killed". Though in a touch of realism, Sabrina is still extremely upset about flooding the town. Also time rewinds itself so that the flooding never happens.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'' she casts a spell that accidentally destroys the town's dam, causing a massive flood. She runs through the town warning everyone and everyone is apparently able to make it to safety - -- afterwards one character says "it's a miracle nobody was killed". Though in a touch of realism, Sabrina is still extremely upset about flooding the town. Also time rewinds itself so that the flooding never happens.



'''Otto''': Hey, I stand by my record - fifteen crashes and not a single fatality!

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'''Otto''': Hey, I stand by my record - -- fifteen crashes and not a single fatality!
10th Jun '18 10:56:51 PM DarkHunter
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* The last act of ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' has players witness no less than [[spoiler:the Bionis and Mechonis, the HumongousMecha/continents the game's characters live on, '''coming to life and engaging in mortal combat.''' ''No'' one is shown dying or being injured, even though the simple act of the Bionis moving its leg should have ended at least 3 civilizations]].
** Egil does speculate that he's probably killed thousand of homs in one attack when he first starts the fight and that's when he has very limited control over it. So a crap ton of deaths probably are happening, just not the extinction level events that logically would occur.

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* The last act of ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' has players witness no less than [[spoiler:the Bionis and Mechonis, the HumongousMecha/continents the game's characters live on, '''coming to life and engaging in mortal combat.''' ''No'' one is shown dying or being injured, even though the simple act of the Bionis moving its leg should have ended at least 3 civilizations]].
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civilizations. We are told that Kallian evacuated Sword Valley and that "casualties were kept to a minimum", but the cutscene still shows ''thousands'' of people falling from Mechonis' sword, more than could possibly have been saved by the aircraft in the area. Egil does speculate that he's probably killed thousand of homs Homs in one a single attack when he first starts the fight and that's when he has very limited control over it. So a crap ton of deaths probably are happening, just not the extinction level events that logically would occur.occur]].
23rd May '18 8:31:58 PM DarkPotato
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23rd May '18 8:31:57 PM DarkPotato
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* '''WesternAnimation/Ninjago''':

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* '''WesternAnimation/Ninjago''': ''WesternAnimation/LegoNinjagoMastersOfSpinjitzu'':
23rd May '18 8:25:59 PM DarkPotato
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* '''WesternAnimation/Ninjago''':
** Averted rather horrifyingly with [[spoiler: the Great Devourer's rampage, although the trope was played straight at first, [[DarkerandEdgier Season 8]] reveals that people did died in her rampage, among them were Harumi's parents whose deaths led to her StartofDarkness and transition into the BigBad of the season]].
22nd May '18 1:34:03 AM Spindriver
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-->-- '''Discussion on the ''lack'' of fatalities in one of [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk the Hulk's]] rampages'''

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-->-- '''Discussion on of the ''lack'' of fatalities in one of [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk the Hulk's]] rampages'''
15th May '18 8:39:32 PM Rebu
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** Subverted in ''Arrival''. To stop an imminent Reaper invasion, Shepard is reluctantly forced to [[spoiler: cause the destruction of a Mass Relay, wiping out a solar system filled with 300,000 Batarians]].

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** Subverted in ''Arrival''. To stop an imminent Reaper invasion, Shepard is reluctantly forced to [[spoiler: cause the destruction of a Mass Relay, wiping out a solar system filled with 300,000 Batarians]]. The third game opens with Shepard in custody over this very incident.
29th Apr '18 1:20:43 PM nombretomado
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* Film/DCExtendedUniverse:

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* Film/DCExtendedUniverse:Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse:
27th Apr '18 6:41:37 AM MasterFuzzy
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** ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' features a sequence where Obi-Wan and Anakin try to pilot General Grievous' flagship, ''Invisible Hand'' to the ground on Coruscant after the engines suffer irreparable damage. On their way down, the ship splits in two, with the back half flying off behind them, undeniably hitting a section of the planet out of sight. Other random debris flies off on screen, but never once is an impact shown, nor are their aftereffects discussed.

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** ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' features a sequence where Obi-Wan and Anakin try to pilot General Grievous' flagship, ''Invisible Hand'' to the ground on Coruscant after the engines suffer irreparable damage. On their way down, the ship splits in two, with the back half flying off behind them, undeniably hitting a section of the planet out of sight. Other random debris flies off on screen, but never once is an impact shown, nor are their aftereffects discussed.discussed (though the smoke and damage are seen in a few background shots, and in fairness, [[RuleOfDrama the protagonists had other things to worry about]].



* The Tunguska Event, Alison in Russia, in 1908, was a crazy large explosion that levelled 2000 square kilometres of forest, yet didn't cause a single human casualties.

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* The Tunguska Event, Alison in Russia, in 1908, was a crazy large explosion that levelled 2000 square kilometres of forest, yet didn't cause a single human casualties.casualty.
19th Apr '18 11:26:19 AM gophergiggles
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** ''Tanks For The Memories'' has the entire Weather Factory be blown up and bury all of Ponyville in snow, {{Hand Wave}}d as it happening during "lunch hour" so all the workers were out eating when it happened. Even if we're to assume nobody stayed in to eat, or was on the can, or backlogged and working through lunch, or napping during their break, it's still very unlikely burying all of Ponyville in an avalanche didn't give a few ponies a very bad time.
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