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* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken Star Wars Episode 2'' directly parodies the TropeNamer by having large chunks of the destroyed Death Star II raining down and massacring Ewoks.
14th Jun '17 7:33:13 AM Jacob175
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* Averted in the ''VideoGame/SuperAdventureRockman'' adaptation of ''ComicBook/MegaMan''. When Ra Moon shuts down all tech on Earth, we get shots of cars cashing, planes falling out of the sky and power going out in the middle of a surgery. While an exact death toll isn't given, it's stated that "countless lives" were lost as a result after just two weeks.



* FanFic/TheNegotiationsVerse points out something that Conversion Bureau fics tend to gloss over. Namely, if the sun and moon are moved by their leaders, what happens when those leaders go away to conquer another planet? Answer: the sun and moon stop moving, leaving the planet to bake to death on one half and freeze to death on the other while what little habitable land eventually is used up and the populace dies out.



* Suprisingly 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.

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* Suprisingly 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.


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* Lampshaded in ''Webcomic/{{Collar 6}}'' when one bad guy's plan involved pulling the consciousness of all the world's population into Subspace. Sixx actually points out how many people that will kill, only to be explained away as their physical bodies running on subconscious instincts.
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** The [[Anime/CodeGeass main series]] also plays this straight later on [[spoiler:when Lelouch sets off Mount Fuji. No mention of an evacuation of all the towns surrounding the mountain for about 100 miles, which should include much of the Tokyo metropolitan area, is ever made]]. This is mitigated by the fact that [[spoiler:Tokyo Settlement was the site of a nuke-equivalent explosion a few episodes earlier, causing millions of casualties and several HeroicBSOD]] and further mitigated by the fact that [[spoiler:Lelouch is going for a ZeroApprovalGambit (haha) at this point, so several hundred thousand casualties do more to advance his plans than anything else.]]

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** The [[Anime/CodeGeass main series]] also plays this straight later on [[spoiler:when Lelouch sets off Mount Fuji. No mention of an evacuation of all the towns surrounding the mountain for about 100 miles, which should include much of the Tokyo metropolitan area, is ever made]]. This is mitigated by the fact that [[spoiler:Tokyo Settlement was the site of a nuke-equivalent explosion a few episodes earlier, causing millions of casualties and several HeroicBSOD]] and further mitigated by the fact that [[spoiler:Lelouch is going for a ZeroApprovalGambit (haha) at this point, so several hundred thousand casualties do more to advance his plans than anything else.]]else]].



** The series also generally falls under this when it comes to [[EarthShatteringKaboom especially destructive]] KiAttacks. Apparently something that is strong enough to blow a planet apart is no danger as long as it's not pointing down, even though that kind of thing should have sucked the atmosphere right off of Earth. An especially bad case was Vegeta's "Final Flash" attack against Perfect Cell, which made it into space despite being fired ''horizontally'' and apparently taking a ''continent's'' worth of land with it.

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** The series also generally falls under this when it comes to [[EarthShatteringKaboom especially destructive]] KiAttacks.[[KiManipulation Ki Attacks]]. Apparently something that is strong enough to blow a planet apart is no danger as long as it's not pointing down, even though that kind of thing should have sucked the atmosphere right off of Earth. An especially bad case was Vegeta's "Final Flash" attack against Perfect Cell, which made it into space despite being fired ''horizontally'' and apparently taking a ''continent's'' worth of land with it.



** There are even numerous occasions where this is {{Lampshaded}}, mostly by NERV and SEELE personnel.

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** There are even numerous occasions where this is {{Lampshaded}}, {{lampshade|Hanging}}d, mostly by NERV and SEELE personnel.



** ''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 transferrance 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 batallion'' was sent to its death without so much as a shrug from our favourite bridge crew or child pilots.
* Pell of ''Manga/OnePiece'' saved Alubarna by flying the giant bomb (designed to annihilate the whole city and its inhabitants) straight up for a few seconds. [[spoiler:And he also survived the blast, even though clutching onto the bomb. Hey, [[DisneyDeath unless it's a flashback, nobody dies]] in ''OnePiece''.]]

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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 transferrance 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 batallion'' battalion'' was sent to its death without so much as a shrug from our favourite bridge crew or child pilots.
* Pell of ''Manga/OnePiece'' saved Alubarna by flying the giant bomb (designed to annihilate the whole city and its inhabitants) straight up for a few seconds. [[spoiler:And he also survived the blast, even though clutching onto the bomb. Hey, [[DisneyDeath unless it's a flashback, nobody dies]] in ''OnePiece''.''One Piece''.]]



* In the ''[[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon]]'' anime, there's one episode where a coastal city is [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever attacked by a giant Tentacruel]]. The place is flooded within seconds and several large buildings are destroyed, yet there's never any mention of injuries or deaths. That's to be expected, though, considering the show's place on the [[SlidingScaleofIdealismVersusCynicism Sliding Scale]].

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* In the ''[[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon]]'' anime, ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', there's one episode where a coastal city is [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever attacked by a giant Tentacruel]]. The place is flooded within seconds and several large buildings are destroyed, yet there's never any mention of injuries or deaths. That's to be expected, though, considering the show's place on the [[SlidingScaleofIdealismVersusCynicism Sliding Scale]].



* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' often avoids this, but it's played straight when Lina [[spoiler:uses a Dragon Slave to blow up an enormous rock that threatened to fall on Seyruun. The spell accidentally destroys a sizable chunk of the city, and presumably kills hundreds of people.]] However, people react more or less like they normally do when Lina Dragon Slaves stuff, as described above.

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* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' often avoids this, but it's played straight when Lina [[spoiler:uses a Dragon Slave to blow up an enormous rock that threatened to fall on Seyruun. The spell accidentally destroys a sizable chunk of the city, and presumably kills hundreds of people.]] people]]. However, people react more or less like they normally do when Lina Dragon Slaves stuff, as described above.



* Lampshaded at the end of the ''JLA: Trial by Fire'' arc, when [[spoiler:Plastic Man]], fighting Fernus, a.k.a. [[spoiler:Martian Manhunter]], throws him through three buildings while saying "Thank god... for this crummy economy... or we'd never have abandoned buildings... to smash!"

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* Lampshaded at the end of the ''JLA: ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]: Trial by Fire'' arc, when [[spoiler:Plastic Man]], fighting Fernus, a.k.a. [[spoiler:Martian Manhunter]], throws him through three buildings while saying "Thank god... for this crummy economy... or we'd never have abandoned buildings... to smash!"



** At least during The Hulk and Franchise/{{Superman}}'s bout in ''DC Vs. Marvel'', they were teleported to the Grand Canyon, where Superman {{lampshades}} that it would be one place they wouldn't hurt anyone collaterally.
** Averted in [[http://heavyink.com/graphic_novel/1698-Banner ''Banner,'']] where the plot involves testing The Hulk as a WeaponOfMassDestruction by repeatedly dropping him in populated areas where he wakes up to find entire square city blocks leveled, complete with strewn body parts.

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** At least during The Hulk and Franchise/{{Superman}}'s bout in ''DC Vs. Marvel'', they were teleported to the Grand Canyon, where Superman {{lampshades}} {{lampshade|Hanging}}s that it would be one place they wouldn't hurt anyone collaterally.
** Averted in [[http://heavyink.com/graphic_novel/1698-Banner ''Banner,'']] ''Banner,'' where the plot involves testing The Hulk as a WeaponOfMassDestruction by repeatedly dropping him in populated areas where he wakes up to find entire square city blocks leveled, complete with strewn body parts.



** Generally averted in stories set in the late 70s/early 80s (Astro City's version of TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks), though.

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** Generally averted in stories set in the late 70s/early 80s (Astro City's version of TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks), UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks), though.



** To a much lesser extent, [[spoiler: many people may have lost their jobs when the building was destroyed.]]

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** To a much lesser extent, [[spoiler: many people may have lost their jobs when the building was destroyed.]]destroyed]].



* ''Film/IndependenceDay'' initially looks like it's going to [[AvertedTrope avert]] the trope with the considerable concern about the collateral damage which would be caused by staging a nuclear attack on one of the alien ships, but then plays it straight anyway in the climax:

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* ''Film/IndependenceDay'' initially looks like it's going to [[AvertedTrope avert]] {{aver|tedTrope}} the trope with the considerable concern about the collateral damage which would be caused by staging a nuclear attack on one of the alien ships, but then plays it straight anyway in the climax:



* Played completely straight in ''Film/FantasticFour: Rise of the Silver Surfer'' with Galactus (a huge sentient cloud-thing ''several'' times the size of earth) being completely '''obliterated''' as he hovers above the planet, having a snack. This would at least strip away Earth's atmosphere with the shock wave or, far more likely, just disintegrate Earth entirely. But no, the Richards/Storm wedding goes off as planned.

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* Played completely straight in ''Film/FantasticFour: Rise of the Silver Surfer'' ''Film/FantasticFourRiseOfTheSilverSurfer'' with Galactus (a huge sentient cloud-thing ''several'' times the size of earth) being completely '''obliterated''' as he hovers above the planet, having a snack. This would at least strip away Earth's atmosphere with the shock wave or, far more likely, just disintegrate Earth entirely. But no, the Richards/Storm wedding goes off as planned.



** In the third act of ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', [[spoiler:Batman shoots at Bane's Tumblers with the Batwing. One could argue that he knew exactly how to disable them from when he had one, being CrazyPrepared and all, he doesn't know what modifications Lucius and/or Bane did, and machine guns aren't exactly precision instruments. During the climactic chase, he's shown firing on Bane's men, and DeadlyDodging a missile into one of those same Tumblers. Then he fires on the truck carrying the bomb to stop it, which kills Talia, and several tall buildings explode while he tries to take the bomb out of the city, with the implication that he blew them up, killing anyone in them or near them. What does it take to get Batman to break his one rule? A [[GodzillaThreshold nuclear bomb]], apparently.]]

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** In the third act of ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', [[spoiler:Batman shoots at Bane's Tumblers with the Batwing. One could argue that he knew exactly how to disable them from when he had one, being CrazyPrepared and all, he doesn't know what modifications Lucius and/or Bane did, and machine guns aren't exactly precision instruments. During the climactic chase, he's shown firing on Bane's men, and DeadlyDodging a missile into one of those same Tumblers. Then he fires on the truck carrying the bomb to stop it, which kills Talia, and several tall buildings explode while he tries to take the bomb out of the city, with the implication that he blew them up, killing anyone in them or near them. What does it take to get Batman to break his one rule? A [[GodzillaThreshold nuclear bomb]], apparently.]]apparently]].



* Amazingly, despite making liberal use of HollywoodScience, [[DuelingMovies rival movie]] ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'' averts this trope as it's used to explain why they can't just Nuke the Killer Asteroid. [[spoiler: Played straight at the end however.]]

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* Amazingly, despite making liberal use of HollywoodScience, [[DuelingMovies [[DuelingWorks/{{Film}} rival movie]] ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'' averts this trope as it's used to explain why they can't just Nuke the Killer Asteroid. [[spoiler: Played straight at the end however.]]



* At the climax of the ''Film/VForVendetta'', [[spoiler:the Houses of Parliament are destroyed by a massive bomb on a tube train beneath them. An explosion of such size would devastate a wide area around it, but miraculously the thousands of be-masked V supporters watching the show from only a few metres away are completely unharmed, rather than being shredded by flying debris.]] ''Possibly'' justified, as there is a shot of the Army successfully holding back the crowd behind barricades in places, so it's unlikely those Vs would have been standing immediately adjacent to the structure. Also, they all knew it was going to explode, they probably stood well back.

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* At the climax of the ''Film/VForVendetta'', [[spoiler:the Houses of Parliament are destroyed by a massive bomb on a tube train beneath them. An explosion of such size would devastate a wide area around it, but miraculously the thousands of be-masked V supporters watching the show from only a few metres away are completely unharmed, rather than being shredded by flying debris.]] debris]]. ''Possibly'' justified, as there is a shot of the Army successfully holding back the crowd behind barricades in places, so it's unlikely those Vs would have been standing immediately adjacent to the structure. Also, they all knew it was going to explode, they probably stood well back.



* ...and [[Film/KingKong1933 King Kong]] didn't land on anyone when he fell off that skyscraper. In fairness, surely the first thing any sane person would do if they say a giant ape climbing the Empire State Building being attacked by fighters would be to get out of Dodge.
** Those airplanes didn't hit Kong with every bullet. They had to land somewhere.
* The 2008 remake of ''[[Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still]]'' ends with Klaatu causing his ship to emit a massive EMP wave that shuts down all the GORT [[GreyGoo nanites]]. It also shuts down every piece of technology on the planet, even things that should not be affected by EMP, such as analog watches. This means millions dead in hospitals, planes falling out of the sky, no way to get food or water to starving masses, etc. And billions of dead silicon-based nanites covering the landscape. Good luck making use of that land. Yes, Klaatu mentions our way of life will have to change. He just didn't mention most of us would die, while he happily flies off home, mission complete.
** It is possible that ''was'' his intention. Reduce the human population, take away our ability to mess up our planet. Perhaps, as he may have reasoned, this might give us the chance to start over, be more green, especially with less mouths to feed. [[CluelessAesop This ignores the mass environmental destruction such an act would cause]], as per capita, iron age living is far more environmentally destructive than industrialized life (Roman Italy and Renaissance England has massive shortages of wood due to the mass deforestation and horrid pollution due to the inefficiencies in combustion). The land simply cannot support 6 billion people without industry, so every living creature would be killed for food and every available acre cleared and tilled. The death toll, and environmental toll, would be apocalyptic.

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* ...and [[Film/KingKong1933 King Kong]] Film/KingKong didn't land on anyone when he fell off that skyscraper. In fairness, surely the first thing any sane person would do if they say a giant ape climbing the Empire State Building being attacked by fighters would be to get out of Dodge.
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Dodge. Those airplanes didn't hit Kong with every bullet. They bullet; they had to land somewhere.
* The 2008 remake of ''[[Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still]]'' ends with Klaatu causing his ship to emit a massive EMP wave that shuts down all the GORT [[GreyGoo nanites]]. It also shuts down every piece of technology on the planet, even things that should not be affected by EMP, such as analog watches. This means millions dead in hospitals, planes falling out of the sky, no way to get food or water to starving masses, etc. And billions of dead silicon-based nanites covering the landscape. Good luck making use of that land. Yes, Klaatu mentions our way of life will have to change. He just didn't mention most of us would die, while he happily flies off home, mission complete.
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It is possible that ''was'' his intention. Reduce the human population, take away our ability to mess up our planet. Perhaps, as he may have reasoned, this might give us the chance to start over, be more green, especially with less mouths to feed. [[CluelessAesop This ignores the mass environmental destruction such an act would cause]], as per capita, iron age living is far more environmentally destructive than industrialized life (Roman Italy and Renaissance England has massive shortages of wood due to the mass deforestation and horrid pollution due to the inefficiencies in combustion). The land simply cannot support 6 billion people without industry, so every living creature would be killed for food and every available acre cleared and tilled. The death toll, and environmental toll, would be apocalyptic.



** In ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', the question of the militarization of Starfleet and destabilization of the galaxy due to the destruction of Vulcan is a major plot point. In the film's climax, [[spoiler:a starship crashes into San Fran. Though we don't see any bodies, the ship plows through multiple blocks of clearly-occupied buildings. The final scene takes place one year after that event, and they're still rebuilding.]]

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** In ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', the question of the militarization of Starfleet and destabilization of the galaxy due to the destruction of Vulcan is a major plot point. In the film's climax, [[spoiler:a starship crashes into San Fran. Though we don't see any bodies, the ship plows through multiple blocks of clearly-occupied buildings. The final scene takes place one year after that event, and they're still rebuilding.]]rebuilding]].



** ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'' shows that the Chitauri invasion caused significant damage to Hell's Kitchen. Subsequently,[[Creator/VincentDOnofrio Wilson Fisk]] is able to gain a stronghold in the neighborhood. His construction company Union Allied is able to secure numerous reconstruction contracts. In the first episode of the show, [[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. In the same episode, Matt Murdock remarks to Karen Page 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 to drop dramatically, allowing Matt and Foggy to find space to start their law firm.

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** ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'' shows that the Chitauri invasion caused significant damage to Hell's Kitchen. Subsequently,[[Creator/VincentDOnofrio Subsequently, [[Creator/VincentDOnofrio Wilson Fisk]] is able to gain a stronghold in the neighborhood. His construction company Union Allied is able to secure numerous reconstruction contracts. In the first episode of the show, [[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. In the same episode, Matt Murdock remarks to Karen Page 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 to drop dramatically, allowing Matt and Foggy to find space to start their law firm.



** 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 casualities. The widespread destruction caused by the film will lead also directly to the worldwide SuperheroRegistrationAct of ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. The villain 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 the "NoEndorHolocaust" 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 several cities, with most of the Avengers' time being spent trying to minimize civilian casualities.causalities. The widespread destruction caused by the film will lead also directly to the worldwide SuperheroRegistrationAct of ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. The villain 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 the "NoEndorHolocaust" 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.]] 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]].



* In the film ''Film/{{Surrogates}}'' widespread use of robot avatars may justify a lack of casualties in a car pileup but [[spoiler: at the end every surrogate, which 98% of people use, is forcefully shut down. We are told this caused no casualties, which is incredibly implausible when you think of all the pilots, drivers, surgeons and others who would have been interrupted in the course of vital tasks.]]
* Taken to ridiculous extreme in ''Film/{{RIPD}}''. In the final battle, the magic McGuffin used by the BigBad causes mass destruction in Boston, including several buildings being ruined. And guess what, by the end of film the {{Main/Muggle}} world ''still'' doesn't know the existence of R.I.P.D. and ghosts

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* In the film ''Film/{{Surrogates}}'' widespread use of robot avatars may justify a lack of casualties in a car pileup but [[spoiler: at the end every surrogate, which 98% of people use, is forcefully shut down. We are told this caused no casualties, which is incredibly implausible when you think of all the pilots, drivers, surgeons and others who would have been interrupted in the course of vital tasks.]]
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* Taken to ridiculous extreme in ''Film/{{RIPD}}''. In the final battle, the magic McGuffin MacGuffin used by the BigBad causes mass destruction in Boston, including several buildings being ruined. And guess what, by the end of film the {{Main/Muggle}} {{muggle|s}} world ''still'' doesn't know the existence of R.I.P.D. and ghosts



* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', in which the moon [[spoiler:falls close enough to the planet for the HumongousMecha-sized Four Giants to catch it, and is later disintegrated, all without harm to the surrounding area. The scenes with the moon in the atmosphere make the moon look a ''lot'' smaller than it does in the sky...]]

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', in which the moon [[spoiler:falls close enough to the planet for the HumongousMecha-sized Four Giants to catch it, and is later disintegrated, all without harm to the surrounding area. The scenes with the moon in the atmosphere make the moon look a ''lot'' smaller than it does in the sky...]]sky..]].



* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', the ending has [[spoiler:Cocoon falling towards Pulse, only to be saved by Ragnarok forming a giant crystal pillar to stop the fall. Logically, a very large portion of Cocoon's population should be dead (if nothing else, because the fal'Cie providing artificial gravity to the inside of the HollowWorld were gone, to the detriment of the people on the upper half of the inner surface who are now subjected to the ''planet'''s gravity,) but the ending implies that there was NoEndorHolocaust.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', the ending has [[spoiler:Cocoon falling towards Pulse, only to be saved by Ragnarok forming a giant crystal pillar to stop the fall. Logically, a very large portion of Cocoon's population should be dead (if nothing else, because the fal'Cie providing artificial gravity to the inside of the HollowWorld were gone, to the detriment of the people on the upper half of the inner surface who are now subjected to the ''planet'''s gravity,) but the ending implies that there was NoEndorHolocaust.]]No Endor Holocaust]].



** 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.]]Batarians]].



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' features a couple instances of NoEndorHolocaust. The Tower of Zot, a huge flying structure that falls apart moments after you leave it, never crashes anywhere. The Tower of Babil is perfectly fine (and is totally structurally intact, according to the sequels) after the Giant of Babil seemingly walks out of it. Similarly, in the sequels, there are almost no changes to the world map (not even changes to local climates, tides, or sea lanes) after one of the planet's moons flies off into deep space, never to return.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' features a couple instances of NoEndorHolocaust.instances. The Tower of Zot, a huge flying structure that falls apart moments after you leave it, never crashes anywhere. The Tower of Babil is perfectly fine (and is totally structurally intact, according to the sequels) after the Giant of Babil seemingly walks out of it. Similarly, in the sequels, there are almost no changes to the world map (not even changes to local climates, tides, or sea lanes) after one of the planet's moons flies off into deep space, never to return.



* 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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* 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.]]civilizations]].



** In ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', Magnetic Accelerator Cannons, one of them a "Super" MAC, are twice fired at targets not far off the ground, destroying them neatly. In the books, Super [=MACs=] in particular are described as so powerful that they fire at 0.04% the speed of light, which in real life would cause ecological disaster on the scale of the meteor that killed the dinosaurs, nevermind that the shockwave alone actually has the potential to ''rend continents and set the atmosphere itself on fire''. The seemingly careless use of them near the ground in ''Reach'' is lampshaded by one character, who expresses surprise that a mere ''regular'' (ie non-"Super") MAC cannon being used in-atmosphere. His commander's remark "One way to get [the Covenant]'s attention" suggests it's because they've passed the GodzillaThreshold. The general consensus among fans is that the [=MAC=] firings seen were fired at a slower speed to reduce their collateral damage.

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** In ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', Magnetic Accelerator Cannons, one of them a "Super" MAC, are twice fired at targets not far off the ground, destroying them neatly. In the books, Super [=MACs=] in particular are described as so powerful that they fire at 0.04% the speed of light, which in real life would cause ecological disaster on the scale of the meteor that killed the dinosaurs, nevermind that the shockwave alone actually has the potential to ''rend continents and set the atmosphere itself on fire''. The seemingly careless use of them near the ground in ''Reach'' is lampshaded by one character, who expresses surprise that a mere ''regular'' (ie (i.e. non-"Super") MAC cannon being used in-atmosphere. His commander's remark "One way to get [the Covenant]'s attention" suggests it's because they've passed the GodzillaThreshold. The general consensus among fans is that the [=MAC=] firings seen were fired at a slower speed to reduce their collateral damage.



* ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront2015'' partially averts the Film/ReturnOfTheJedi example: one of the maps takes place in a burning Ewok village, damaged by fallen space debris.

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* ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront2015'' partially averts the Film/ReturnOfTheJedi ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' example: one of the maps takes place in a burning Ewok village, damaged by fallen space debris.



* ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}'' Subvert this, ending with the heroes desperately trying to stop the BigBad's [[LoadBearingBoss collapsing]] flying fortress from crushing a city. when they solve it [[http://www.adventurers-comic.com/d/20060623.html in their usual manner]], there is, indeed, NoEndorHolocaust. The fact that there's NoEndorHolocaust when there logically should've been is what forces Ardam to give up his attempts to surrender to irrationality.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}'' Subvert this, ending with the heroes desperately trying to stop the BigBad's [[LoadBearingBoss collapsing]] flying fortress from crushing a city. when they solve it [[http://www.adventurers-comic.com/d/20060623.html in their usual manner]], there is, indeed, NoEndorHolocaust. No Endor Holocaust. The fact that there's NoEndorHolocaust there isn't one when there logically should've been is what forces Ardam to give up his attempts to surrender to irrationality.



* {{Superhero}} fiction is a big offender here as well... [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ywo6F4xYTvA Especially if you're Superman fighting Darkseid]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2BvSqqmidM Or fighting Captain Marvel.]] [[WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday Or Doomsday]]...

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* {{Superhero}} fiction is a big offender here as well... [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ywo6F4xYTvA Especially if you're Superman fighting Darkseid]]. [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2BvSqqmidM com/watch?v=6BJ1-trrgqc Or fighting Captain Marvel.]] [[WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday Or Doomsday]]...



** Worst of all: a ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'' episode from the 1970s had Franchise/GreenLantern move the Earth from its orbit in order to prevent a rogue planetoid from crashing into it. ''He never put it back.'' Averted when Black Vulcan points out that [[NiceJobBreakingItHero moving the earth has caused its temperature to rise steadily and combined with other things is causing worldwide problems.]] The Super Friends spend much of the episode fixing the damage and GL ''finally'' puts the earth back where it belongs.

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** Worst of all: a ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'' episode from the 1970s had Franchise/GreenLantern move the Earth from its orbit in order to prevent a rogue planetoid from crashing into it. ''He never put it back.'' Averted when Black Vulcan points out that [[NiceJobBreakingItHero moving the earth Earth has caused its temperature to rise steadily and combined with other things is causing worldwide problems.]] The Super Friends spend much of the episode fixing the damage and GL ''finally'' puts the earth Earth back where it belongs.



** In the "City of Stone" arc, Demona casts a spell that turns the large majority of Manhattan's population into stone during the night hours. Leaving aside all the physical damage that is likely to have occurred, the fact that Manhattan in effect stops working from dusk to dawn (which, given the fact that the story takes place in early November, would be from roughly 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.) for two consecutive days should have caused a nationwide panic, and had notable economic impact. One of the episode cliffhangers is David Xanatos stuck in a helicopter with a TakenForGranite pilot. He doesn't watch TV either, as [[TropeNamer he's busy planning stuff.]] Then there's that woman whose arm Demona casually broke off. What do you think happened when the curse was lifted?

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** In the "City of Stone" arc, Demona casts a spell that turns the large majority of Manhattan's population into stone during the night hours. Leaving aside all the physical damage that is likely to have occurred, the fact that Manhattan in effect stops working from dusk to dawn (which, given the fact that the story takes place in early November, would be from roughly 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.) for two consecutive days should have caused a nationwide panic, and had notable economic impact. One of the episode cliffhangers is David Xanatos stuck in a helicopter with a TakenForGranite pilot. He doesn't watch TV either, as [[TropeNamer [[TropeNamers he's busy planning stuff.]] Then there's that woman whose arm Demona casually broke off. What do you think happened when the curse was lifted?



* Yet another blunder from ''WesternAnimation/{{Redakai}}''. "Kairu", the [[StarWars Life-energy of the universe]], is regularly made off with by the heroes. However, the presence of the energy generates prosperity with the surrounding wildlife. The heroes realize this in one episode when they find some of the energy on a farm where one of them grew up. They decide to leave the energy where it was in this case, ''but what happened to the places that they have taken the energy from before and since?!''

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* Yet another blunder from ''WesternAnimation/{{Redakai}}''. "Kairu", the [[StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars Life-energy of the universe]], is regularly made off with by the heroes. However, the presence of the energy generates prosperity with the surrounding wildlife. The heroes realize this in one episode when they find some of the energy on a farm where one of them grew up. They decide to leave the energy where it was in this case, ''but what happened to the places that they have taken the energy from before and since?!''



* Spoofed/Averted in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'' which ends with [[spoiler:the bomb destroying the thick glass bubble that has encased Springfield.]] The huge car-sized pieces of jagged falling glass have a suspiciously small effect on the town and its citizens, with the sole exception of [[spoiler:Dr. Nick, who dies horribly.]]

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* Spoofed/Averted in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'' which ends with [[spoiler:the bomb destroying the thick glass bubble that has encased Springfield.]] Springfield]]. The huge car-sized pieces of jagged falling glass have a suspiciously small effect on the town and its citizens, with the sole exception of [[spoiler:Dr. Nick, who dies horribly.]]horribly]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', Sandman tries to help the mob jack crude from a tanker. Spidey shows up, and they do what superheroes and villains have done for ages...only now they do it on an oil tanker. In New York harbor. At least the ''Valdez'' wasn't anywhere near a human port of millions of people, though I'm sure that was cold comfort to the wildlife.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderman'', Sandman tries to help the mob jack crude from a tanker. Spidey shows up, and they do what superheroes and villains have done for ages...only now they do it on an oil tanker. In New York harbor. At least the ''Valdez'' wasn't anywhere near a human port of millions of people, though I'm sure that was cold comfort to the wildlife.



* Many contemporary and not-so-contemporary sources have stated that the 1666 Great Fire of [[LondonTown London]], an infamous disaster which leveled about 90% of the city and [[NiceJobFixingItVillain even managed to purge it from the last great plague epidemic]], killed no more than ''eight'' to ''twenty'' people, in ''total''. Some have attributed to things such as Stuart-era London's above-average fire alert system, but even then, this death toll seems to be an extraordinarily generous {{Understatement}} for a Renaissance city of 200,000.

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* Many contemporary and not-so-contemporary sources have stated that the 1666 Great Fire of [[LondonTown London]], {{London|Town}}, an infamous disaster which leveled about 90% of the city and [[NiceJobFixingItVillain even managed to purge it from the last great plague epidemic]], killed no more than ''eight'' to ''twenty'' people, in ''total''. Some have attributed to things such as Stuart-era London's above-average fire alert system, but even then, this death toll seems to be an extraordinarily generous {{Understatement}} for a Renaissance city of 200,000.
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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 make 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 make makes sense that it would be unoccupied.



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

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



* The trope comes from ''Franchise/StarWars'' and is named after a [[http://www.theforce.net/swtc/holocaust.html theory]] that argues the destruction of the second Death Star in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' turned the Ewoks' homeworld, the Forest Moon of Endor, into a smoking wasteland. The [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Endor_Holocaust Wookieepedia article]] explains that [[WordOfGod canonically]], the Endor Holocaust did not happen, [[DiscontinuityNod only existing as Imperial propaganda]]. Later material would HandWave it by explaining that the Death Star's destruction created a wormhole (long story; just know the Death Star was intended for faster-than-light capabilities) that sucked most of the debris (including Literature/TheGloveOfDarthVader) into parts unknown, with any dangerous leftovers being caught in Rebel tractor beams. Furthermore, there has been a rebuttal to the original theory that argues the original theory overestimated the size of the Death Star by a substantial amount. Lastly, the film's camera angles imply Endor is ''massive'', bigger than your average Earth-like planet, so much so that even if the holocaust did happen it would only decimate a portion of the surface.

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* The trope comes from ''Franchise/StarWars'' and is named after a [[http://www.theforce.net/swtc/holocaust.html theory]] that argues the destruction of the second Death Star in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' turned the Ewoks' homeworld, the Forest Moon of Endor, into a smoking wasteland. The [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Endor_Holocaust Wookieepedia article]] explains that [[WordOfGod canonically]], the Endor Holocaust did not happen, [[DiscontinuityNod only existing as Imperial propaganda]]. Later material would HandWave it by explaining that the Death Star's destruction created a wormhole (long story; just know the Death Star was intended for faster-than-light capabilities) that sucked most of the debris (including Literature/TheGloveOfDarthVader) into parts unknown, with any dangerous leftovers being caught in Rebel tractor beams. Furthermore, there has been a rebuttal to the original theory that argues the original theory overestimated the size of the Death Star by a substantial amount. Lastly, the film's camera angles imply Endor is ''massive'', bigger than your average Earth-like planet, so much so that even if the holocaust Holocaust did happen it would only decimate a portion of the surface.



* In the ''Film/OceansEleven'' remake, Danny's crew uses an electromagnetic device to shut off all electricity in Las Vegas for 30 seconds. Realistically, we should be looking at pacemakers going haywire, car crashes in the thousands, hospital equipment failing, and God help them if any planes were flying low over the city when it happened. Yet the sequels still only refer to them as thieves, not as the most successful and high-tech terrorists of all time. [[note]] It's possible that the device was set up such that it would cause an electrical disturbance that would upset the Las Vegas power grid. Most electrical grids are set up to shut down when it detects anomalies to save itself. Case in point, the blackout of southern California/Northern Mexico in 2011 was caused by a problem with one of the distribution hubs... in Arizona.[[/note]]

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* In the ''Film/OceansEleven'' remake, Danny's crew uses an electromagnetic device to shut off all electricity in Las Vegas for 30 seconds. Realistically, we should be looking at pacemakers going haywire, car crashes in the thousands, hospital equipment failing, and God help them if any planes were flying low over the city when it happened. Yet the sequels still only refer to them as thieves, not as the most successful and high-tech terrorists of all time. [[note]] It's possible that the device was set up such that it would cause an electrical disturbance that would upset the Las Vegas power grid. Most electrical grids are set up to shut down when it detects anomalies to save itself. Case in point, the blackout of southern Southern California/Northern Mexico in 2011 was caused by a problem with one of the distribution hubs... in Arizona.[[/note]]



* All three Parasite Eve games avert this pretty hard.

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* All three Parasite Eve ''Parasite Eve'' games avert this pretty hard.



* Apparently, ''WebAnimation/TheMercuryMen'' universe never heard of the Roche Limit; the Moon gets so close to the Earth that it's affecting the cloud cover. Possibly justified however, as we don't really know how the Gravity Engine works.

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* Apparently, ''WebAnimation/TheMercuryMen'' universe never heard of the Roche Limit; the Moon gets so close to the Earth that it's affecting the cloud cover. Possibly justified justified, however, as we don't really know how the Gravity Engine works.



** In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE25TheClockKing "The Clock King"]], Temple Fugate, the Clock King, tampers with traffic lights, gasses (nonlethaly) the employees of a bank and causes a deliberate subway crash only to make Mayor Hill look incompetent. It's lampshaded that all those antics didn't result in any death.
* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'': the planet the show takes place on is prehistoric Earth, and in the series finale Megatron, while onboard a working spaceship, with a weapon that outright killed the near-god like Tigerhawk, opens fire on a tribe of protohumans. It's outright shown at the end of the episode that all or most of them are alive and well, without so much as minor injuries.

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** In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE25TheClockKing "The Clock King"]], Temple Fugate, the Clock King, tampers with traffic lights, gasses (nonlethaly) (nonlethally) the employees of a bank and causes a deliberate subway crash only to make Mayor Hill look incompetent. It's lampshaded that all those antics didn't result in any death.
* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'': the planet the show takes place on is prehistoric Earth, and in the series finale Megatron, while onboard a working spaceship, with a weapon that outright killed the near-god like near-god-like Tigerhawk, opens fire on a tribe of protohumans. It's outright shown at the end of the episode that all or most of them are alive and well, without so much as minor injuries.



--->'''Principal Skinner''': It's a miracle no one was hurt!
--->'''Otto''': Hey, I stand by my record - fifteen crashes and not a single fatality!

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--->'''Principal Skinner''': It's a miracle no one was hurt!
--->'''Otto''':
hurt!\\
'''Otto''':
Hey, I stand by my record - fifteen crashes and not a single fatality!



* New [=WMD=] technologies and anything else involving large explosions or forays into the fundamental forces of the universe are often accompanied by a group of die-hard doomsday prophets proclaiming that this New Thing will definitely bring TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. [[CaptainObvious So far, no device has lived up to this expectation]]. For instance, it was hypothesized that travelling at over forty mph (this was back when trains were just being introduced) would cause fatal brain haemorrhages[[note]]As well as that the air would be sucked out of the carriages, killing everyone onboard[[/note]]. Another gem was the belief that the A-bomb would cause all the nitrogen in the atmosphere to fuse, killing everyone and everything on Earth. Some have espoused the belief that the Large Hadron Collider would produce microscopic black holes that would swallow the Earth.[[note]]While such subatomic-mass black holes are hypothetically possible, their lifetimes would be far too short to swallow anything; Hawking radiation would cause them to evaporate in less than a nanosecond.[[/note]]

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* New [=WMD=] technologies and anything else involving large explosions or forays into the fundamental forces of the universe are often accompanied by a group of die-hard doomsday prophets proclaiming that this New Thing will definitely bring TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. [[CaptainObvious So far, no device has lived up to this expectation]]. For instance, it was hypothesized that travelling traveling at over forty mph (this was back when trains were just being introduced) would cause fatal brain haemorrhages[[note]]As hemorrhages[[note]]As well as that the air would be sucked out of the carriages, killing everyone onboard[[/note]]. Another gem was the belief that the A-bomb would cause all the nitrogen in the atmosphere to fuse, killing everyone and everything on Earth. Some have espoused the belief that the Large Hadron Collider would produce microscopic black holes that would swallow the Earth.[[note]]While such subatomic-mass black holes are hypothetically possible, their lifetimes would be far too short to swallow anything; Hawking radiation would cause them to evaporate in less than a nanosecond.[[/note]]



* A recent discussion on a professional military historians' bulletin board tried to ascertain the existence of any statistics for civilians deaths caused by bullets, shrapnel, and aircraft parts falling out of the sky during a dogfight. While no contributor could answer the question, many observed that the Japanese and Germans used to collect aluminum from crashed aircraft and steel splinters from flak shells for recycling. The Americans used drop tanks (external fuel tanks for extra range that could be jettisoned before combat to increase maneuverability) made out of paper after they realized the Germans were collecting the original metal tanks to ease their shortages.

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* A recent discussion on a professional military historians' bulletin board tried to ascertain the existence of any statistics for civilians deaths caused by bullets, shrapnel, and aircraft parts falling out of the sky during a dogfight. While no contributor could answer the question, many observed that the Japanese and Germans used to collect aluminum from crashed aircraft and steel splinters from flak shells for recycling. The Americans used drop tanks (external fuel tanks for the extra range that could be jettisoned before combat to increase maneuverability) made out of paper after they realized the Germans were collecting the original metal tanks to ease their shortages.
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* Many contemporary and not-so-contemporary sources have stated that the 1666 Great Fire of [[LondonTown London]], an infamous disaster which leveled about 90% of the city and [[NiceJobFixingItVillain even managed to purge it from the last great plague epidemic]], killed no more than ''eight'' to ''twenty'' people, in ''total''. Some have attributed to things such as Stuart-era London's above-average fire alert system, but even then, this death toll seems to be an extraordinarily generous {{Understatement}} for a Renaissance city of 80,000.

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* Many contemporary and not-so-contemporary sources have stated that the 1666 Great Fire of [[LondonTown London]], an infamous disaster which leveled about 90% of the city and [[NiceJobFixingItVillain even managed to purge it from the last great plague epidemic]], killed no more than ''eight'' to ''twenty'' people, in ''total''. Some have attributed to things such as Stuart-era London's above-average fire alert system, but even then, this death toll seems to be an extraordinarily generous {{Understatement}} for a Renaissance city of 80,000.200,000.
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* Near the end of ''Film/DeepImpact'', the crew of the spaceship sent to knock the comet off of its collision course with the Earth (they failed to do this) essentially turns their ship into a missile and flies straight at the comet ''as its entering Earth's atmosphere''. We are treated to a nice light show. In reality, this would be the equivalent of detonation a massive bomb in Earth's upper atmosphere.

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* Near the end of ''Film/DeepImpact'', the crew of the spaceship sent to knock the comet off of its collision course with the Earth (they failed to do this) essentially turns their ship into a missile and flies straight at the comet ''as its it's entering Earth's atmosphere''. We are treated to a nice light show. In reality, this would be the equivalent of detonation a massive bomb in Earth's upper atmosphere.
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* After test audiences left ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' thinking that the ending of the movie left [[InferredHolocaust humanity doomed]], the credits sequence was specifically designed to let people know they survived quite handily. This one is justified: humankind may now be living on an a nearly-uninhabitable Earth, but they're not stranded -- they still have a fully-functioning cruise ship capable of meeting all their needs, and hundreds of friendly robots with various skills.

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* After test audiences left ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' thinking that the ending of the movie left [[InferredHolocaust humanity doomed]], the credits sequence was specifically designed to let people know they survived quite handily. This one is justified: humankind may now be living on an a nearly-uninhabitable Earth, but they're not stranded -- they still have a fully-functioning cruise ship capable of meeting all their needs, and hundreds of friendly robots with various skills.
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* After test audiences left ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' thinking that the ending of the movie left [[InferredHolocaust humanity doomed]], the credits sequence was specifically designed to let people know they survived quite handily. This one is justified: humankind may now be living an a nearly-uninhabitable earth, but they're not stranded -- they still have a fully-functioning cruise ship capable of meeting all their needs, and hundreds of friendly robots with various skills.

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* After test audiences left ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' thinking that the ending of the movie left [[InferredHolocaust humanity doomed]], the credits sequence was specifically designed to let people know they survived quite handily. This one is justified: humankind may now be living on an a nearly-uninhabitable earth, Earth, but they're not stranded -- they still have a fully-functioning cruise ship capable of meeting all their needs, and hundreds of friendly robots with various skills.
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* Virtually every single episode of ''Anime/TheBigO'' simply ''begins'' with the eponymous robot exploding up from underground, taking streets, cars, skyscrapers, and one can only presume people along with it. And yet the chief of police is good friends with its pilot and never bitches him out for mass slaughter.
** [[spoiler:{{Hand Wave}}d when the GainaxEnding reveals that the entire two seasons were some sort of simulation or theatrical piece on a massive sound stage. There are lots of such headscratchers in real fiction too.]]
* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' during Aizen's invasion of Karakura Town, as the Shinigami replace it with a fake, uninhabited city in order to prevent their destructive abilities from killing everyone. By the time Aizen makes it to the real Karakura Town, only Ichigo is left to stop him, though the two of them alone are sufficiently powerful enough that Ichigo throws Aizen all the way into a massive faraway field for their final battle.
** Most of the fighting in The Thousand-Year Blood War Arc takes place in cities, and initially it's averted as it's mentioned that thousands of people were killed during the destruction of the Seireitei. However, the trope's later played straight when the battles move toward the Quincies' domain, as even though buildings are still leveled, no one seems to be living in them.



* Pell of ''Manga/OnePiece'' saved Alubarna by flying the giant bomb (designed to annihilate the whole city and its inhabitants) straight up for a few seconds. [[spoiler:And he also survived the blast, even though clutching onto the bomb. Hey, [[DisneyDeath unless it's a flashback, nobody dies]] in ''OnePiece''.]]
** While it is implied that citizens die when Doflamingo has his Birdcage, an AdvancingWallOfDoom, converge on the island, the battle between Doflamingo and Luffy creates just as much destruction yet no one seems to be in danger, not even when Luffy actually splits the island in half. Also invoked when Pica becomes a giant golem whose steps can crush several buildings at a time, yet no one seems to be threatened by him except for the people he's personally targeting. Despite 90% of the island being turned into rubble by the end, everyone seems to be living normal lives and there seems to be an abudance of intact buildings a few days later.
* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''Bleach'' during Aizen's invasion of Karakura Town, as the Shinigami replace it with a fake, uninhabited city in order to prevent their destructive abilities from killing everyone. By the time Aizen makes it to the real Karakura Town, only Ichigo is left to stop him, though the two of them alone are sufficiently powerful enough that Ichigo throws Aizen all the way into a massive faraway field for their final battle.
** Most of the fighting in The Thousand-Year Blood War Arc takes place in cities, and initially it's averted as it's mentioned that thousands of people were killed during the destruction of the Seireitei. However, the trope's later played straight when the battles move toward the Quincies' domain, as even though buildings are still leveled, no one seems to be living in them.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' includes an attack that results in an huge explosion. There is no damage afterwards.
* Played straight in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'', which is a MagicalGirl show with lots of StuffBlowingUp. Each battle take place in a PhantomZone that removes non-magicians, but static structures remain. At one point, the title character is sent crashing down into a building. At another point, a character forcefully enters the PhantomZone and, upon landing, makes a crater on a building's rooftop. Some dialogue implies that the [[TheFederation The Bureau]] has to fix the damaged areas before they can drop the PhantomZone effect. Due to some internal LampshadeHanging within the production company, the majority of fights in [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers the third season]] avert this by having the fights taking place in the abandoned part of a city the protagonists are stationed in. That way, they can blow up as much stuff as possible and nobody would care, since the infrastructure was abandoned anyway.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'' partially averts it. The show constantly shows how much death and destruction would cause a humongous war mecha rampaging through the land or a battle between giant robots in a highly-populated city, and the heroes often have to suffer the consequences of it. Episode 7 gave an example when mobs of people -- sick of people getting killed and homes getting demolished due to several HumongousMecha battling -- threw stones at the heroes and besieged the Institute and Kouji's house. Still, the series does not go into that topic with so much depth as it could. The sequels -- ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' and ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' -- dealt with the trope in similar fashion.
* In ''Manga/SaintSeiya'', when [[{{Filler}} Princess Hilda of Asgard]] or [[AGodAmI Poseidon]] flood the Earth by melting the ice caps, the series goes out of its way to show the devastation from tidal waves and superstorms even in spite of [[BarrierMaiden Athena's]] attempts to hold the waters back. When the villain du jour is defeated, though, it's considered a victory for mankind, and no mention is made of the millions of lives lost while the Saints battled. Likewise, the Gold Cloth Saga actually showed a very violent war breaking out, but it never reached the heroes and was never brought up before or after the BigBad's defeat.

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* Pell In ''Anime/CodeGeass Nightmare of ''Manga/OnePiece'' saved Alubarna by flying Nunnally'', unlike in the giant bomb (designed to annihilate main series, the whole city and its inhabitants) consequences of triggering an avalanche on Narita are largely unexplored, given that the plot quickly moves on.
** The [[Anime/CodeGeass main series]] also plays this
straight up later on [[spoiler:when Lelouch sets off Mount Fuji. No mention of an evacuation of all the towns surrounding the mountain for about 100 miles, which should include much of the Tokyo metropolitan area, is ever made]]. This is mitigated by the fact that [[spoiler:Tokyo Settlement was the site of a nuke-equivalent explosion a few episodes earlier, causing millions of casualties and several HeroicBSOD]] and further mitigated by the fact that [[spoiler:Lelouch is going for a few seconds. [[spoiler:And he also survived the blast, even though clutching onto the bomb. Hey, [[DisneyDeath unless it's a flashback, nobody dies]] in ''OnePiece''.ZeroApprovalGambit (haha) at this point, so several hundred thousand casualties do more to advance his plans than anything else.]]
** While it is implied that citizens die when Doflamingo has his Birdcage, an AdvancingWallOfDoom, converge on the island, the battle between Doflamingo * Parodied in ''Anime/DirtyPairFlash'': After one of their little "accidents" involving a space station, Kei and Luffy creates just as much destruction yet no Yuri are ordered to send a hand-written letter of apology to each one seems to be in danger, not even when Luffy actually splits the island in half. Also invoked when Pica becomes a giant golem whose steps can crush several buildings at a time, yet no one seems to be threatened by him except for the people he's personally targeting. Despite 90% of the island being turned into rubble by 300,000 survivors.
* In ''[[VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders Dolores, i]]'',
the end, everyone seems to be living normal lives and there seems to be an abudance of intact buildings a few days later.
* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''Bleach'' during Aizen's invasion of Karakura Town, as the Shinigami replace it with a fake, uninhabited city in order to prevent their destructive abilities from killing everyone. By the time Aizen makes it to the real Karakura Town, only Ichigo is left to stop him, though the two of them alone are sufficiently powerful enough that Ichigo throws Aizen all the way into
eponymous HumongousMecha[=/=]RobotGirl causes a massive faraway field for their final battle.
** Most of
wave after falling to earth at hypersonic speeds, inundating a city up to at least the fighting in The Thousand-Year Blood War Arc takes place in cities, and initially it's averted as it's mentioned that thousands of people were killed during second floor. Although the destruction of the Seireitei. However, the trope's later played straight when the battles move toward the Quincies' domain, as even though buildings are still leveled, no one seems to be living in them.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' includes an attack that results in an huge explosion. There is no
damage afterwards.
* Played straight in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'', which
is a MagicalGirl show with lots of StuffBlowingUp. Each battle take place in a PhantomZone that removes non-magicians, but static structures remain. At one point, blamed on the title character is sent crashing down into a building. At another point, a character forcefully enters the PhantomZone and, upon landing, makes a crater on a building's rooftop. Some dialogue implies that the [[TheFederation The Bureau]] has to fix the damaged areas before they can drop the PhantomZone effect. Due to some internal LampshadeHanging within the production company, the majority of fights in [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers the third season]] avert this by having the fights taking place in the abandoned part of a city the protagonists heroes, there are stationed in. That way, they can blow up as much stuff as possible and nobody would care, since the infrastructure was abandoned anyway.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'' partially averts it. The show constantly shows how much death and destruction would cause a humongous war mecha rampaging through the land or a battle between giant robots in a highly-populated city, and the heroes often have to suffer the consequences of it. Episode 7 gave an example when mobs of people -- sick of people getting killed and homes getting demolished due to several HumongousMecha battling -- threw stones at the heroes and besieged the Institute and Kouji's house. Still, the series does not go into that topic with so much depth as it could. The sequels -- ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' and ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' -- dealt with the trope in similar fashion.
* In ''Manga/SaintSeiya'', when [[{{Filler}} Princess Hilda of Asgard]] or [[AGodAmI Poseidon]] flood the Earth by melting the ice caps, the series goes out of its way to show the devastation from tidal waves and superstorms even in spite of [[BarrierMaiden Athena's]] attempts to hold the waters back. When the villain du jour is defeated, though, it's considered a victory for mankind, and
oddly no mention is made of the millions of lives lost while the Saints battled. Likewise, the Gold Cloth Saga actually showed a very violent war breaking out, but it never reached the heroes and was never brought up before or after the BigBad's defeat.fatalities mentioned.



* In the ''[[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon]]'' anime, there's one episode where a coastal city is [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever attacked by a giant Tentacruel]]. The place is flooded within seconds and several large buildings are destroyed, yet there's never any mention of injuries or deaths. That's to be expected, though, considering the show's place on the [[SlidingScaleofIdealismVersusCynicism Sliding Scale]].
* ''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...
* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' often avoids this, but it's played straight when Lina [[spoiler:uses a Dragon Slave to blow up an enormous rock that threatened to fall on Seyruun. The spell accidentally destroys a sizable chunk of the city, and presumably kills hundreds of people.]] However, people react more or less like they normally do when Lina Dragon Slaves stuff, as described above.
* Virtually every single episode of ''Anime/TheBigO'' simply ''begins'' with the eponymous robot exploding up from underground, taking streets, cars, skyscrapers, and one can only presume people along with it. And yet the chief of police is good friends with its pilot and never bitches him out for mass slaughter.
** [[spoiler:{{Hand Wave}}d when the GainaxEnding reveals that the entire two seasons were some sort of simulation or theatrical piece on a massive sound stage. There are lots of such headscratchers in real fiction too.]]
* In the ''Anime/SonicX'' adaptation of the plot of ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', it's stated that no one died when Chaos flooded downtown Station Square, because everyone evacuated in time. They also blew up the moon at one point.
** For the former, 4Kids Entertainment didn't think that the implied details were good enough, so they had one of their developers state in the middle of the climax's episode that everyone (including those harmed in explosions and falls) were perfectly okay.
* In ''Anime/CodeGeass Nightmare of Nunnally'', unlike in the main series, the consequences of triggering an avalanche on Narita are largely unexplored, given that the plot quickly moves on.
** The [[Anime/CodeGeass main series]] also plays this straight later on [[spoiler:when Lelouch sets off Mount Fuji. No mention of an evacuation of all the towns surrounding the mountain for about 100 miles, which should include much of the Tokyo metropolitan area, is ever made]]. This is mitigated by the fact that [[spoiler:Tokyo Settlement was the site of a nuke-equivalent explosion a few episodes earlier, causing millions of casualties and several HeroicBSOD]] and further mitigated by the fact that [[spoiler:Lelouch is going for a ZeroApprovalGambit (haha) at this point, so several hundred thousand casualties do more to advance his plans than anything else.]]
* Parodied in ''Anime/DirtyPairFlash'': After one of their little "accidents" involving a space station, Kei and Yuri are ordered to send a hand-written letter of apology to each one of the 300,000 survivors.



* The series finale of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has the entire cast fighting for the universe... in a robot large enough to use galaxies as weapons, which they do quite often. It's implied that the universe they fought in may have been created by their own warping power, and so nobody was actually in trouble.
** ''[[TheMovie Lagann-hen]]'' takes it one step further and ''explicitly'' destroys the universe they were fighting in. The only way that scene makes sense is if they were in a pocket universe.
* ''Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea'' gives us a non-explosion version, where the main character causes sea levels to rise drastically, but no one ever points out that logically she could have killed millions of people.

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* Averted in ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' with 2 different pieces of technology. The series finale of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has heros knew that HumongousMecha battles in cities were destructive. So they invented the entire cast fighting for the universe... in a robot large enough to use galaxies as weapons, Dividing Driver, which they do quite often. It's implied that the universe they fought in may have been created by their own warping power, and so nobody was actually in trouble.
** ''[[TheMovie Lagann-hen]]'' takes it one step further and ''explicitly'' destroys the universe they were fighting in. The only way that scene makes sense is if they were in a
used Space Warping technology to create pocket universe.
* ''Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea'' gives us a non-explosion version, where
dimensions for them to fight in. Later the main enemies started exploding so violently when defeated that they became larger than the folded space. Enter the Eraser Head, which absorbed and redirected explosions straight upward, harmlessly into space.
* Played straight in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'', which is a MagicalGirl show with lots of StuffBlowingUp. Each battle take place in a PhantomZone that removes non-magicians, but static structures remain. At one point, the title
character causes sea levels to rise drastically, but no one ever points out is sent crashing down into a building. At another point, a character forcefully enters the PhantomZone and, upon landing, makes a crater on a building's rooftop. Some dialogue implies that logically she could the [[TheFederation The Bureau]] has to fix the damaged areas before they can drop the PhantomZone effect. Due to some internal LampshadeHanging within the production company, the majority of fights in [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers the third season]] avert this by having the fights taking place in the abandoned part of a city the protagonists are stationed in. That way, they can blow up as much stuff as possible and nobody would care, since the infrastructure was abandoned anyway.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'' partially averts it. The show constantly shows how much death and destruction would cause a humongous war mecha rampaging through the land or a battle between giant robots in a highly-populated city, and the heroes often
have to suffer the consequences of it. Episode 7 gave an example when mobs of people -- sick of people getting killed millions of people.and homes getting demolished due to several HumongousMecha battling -- threw stones at the heroes and besieged the Institute and Kouji's house. Still, the series does not go into that topic with so much depth as it could. The sequels -- ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' and ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' -- dealt with the trope in similar fashion.



* ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'', like [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion 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 transferrance 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 batallion'' was sent to its death without so much as a shrug from our favourite bridge crew or child pilots.
* In ''[[VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders Dolores, i]]'', the eponymous HumongousMecha[=/=]RobotGirl causes a massive wave after falling to earth at hypersonic speeds, inundating a city up to at least the second floor. Although the damage is blamed on the heroes, there are oddly no fatalities mentioned.
* Averted in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. Homura says that Walpurgisnacht [[spoiler:(that thing that was juggling ripped-up buildings in Madoka's dream)]] will probably kill thousands of people even if they manage to defeat it. The muggles interpret it as a destructive superstorm. [[spoiler:But Madoka ends up [[RetGone erasing it from existence entirely]], so this doesn't happen.]]

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* ** ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'', like [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion it's base mythos]], 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 transferrance 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 batallion'' was sent to its death without so much as a shrug from our favourite bridge crew or child pilots.
* In ''[[VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders Dolores, i]]'', Pell of ''Manga/OnePiece'' saved Alubarna by flying the eponymous HumongousMecha[=/=]RobotGirl causes a massive wave after falling giant bomb (designed to earth at hypersonic speeds, inundating a annihilate the whole city and its inhabitants) straight up to at least for a few seconds. [[spoiler:And he also survived the second floor. Although blast, even though clutching onto the damage bomb. Hey, [[DisneyDeath unless it's a flashback, nobody dies]] in ''OnePiece''.]]
** While it
is blamed implied that citizens die when Doflamingo has his Birdcage, an AdvancingWallOfDoom, converge on the heroes, there are oddly island, the battle between Doflamingo and Luffy creates just as much destruction yet no fatalities mentioned.
* Averted
one seems to be in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. Homura says that Walpurgisnacht [[spoiler:(that thing that was juggling ripped-up danger, not even when Luffy actually splits the island in half. Also invoked when Pica becomes a giant golem whose steps can crush several buildings in Madoka's dream)]] will probably kill thousands of at a time, yet no one seems to be threatened by him except for the people even if they manage he's personally targeting. Despite 90% of the island being turned into rubble by the end, everyone seems to defeat it. The muggles interpret it as be living normal lives and there seems to be an abudance of intact buildings a destructive superstorm. [[spoiler:But Madoka ends up [[RetGone erasing it from existence entirely]], so this doesn't happen.]]few days later.



* In the ''[[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon]]'' anime, there's one episode where a coastal city is [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever attacked by a giant Tentacruel]]. The place is flooded within seconds and several large buildings are destroyed, yet there's never any mention of injuries or deaths. That's to be expected, though, considering the show's place on the [[SlidingScaleofIdealismVersusCynicism Sliding Scale]].
* Averted in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. Homura says that Walpurgisnacht [[spoiler:(that thing that was juggling ripped-up buildings in Madoka's dream)]] will probably kill thousands of people even if they manage to defeat it. The muggles interpret it as a destructive superstorm. [[spoiler:But Madoka ends up [[RetGone erasing it from existence entirely]], so this doesn't happen.]]
* In ''Manga/SaintSeiya'', when [[{{Filler}} Princess Hilda of Asgard]] or [[AGodAmI Poseidon]] flood the Earth by melting the ice caps, the series goes out of its way to show the devastation from tidal waves and superstorms even in spite of [[BarrierMaiden Athena's]] attempts to hold the waters back. When the villain du jour is defeated, though, it's considered a victory for mankind, and no mention is made of the millions of lives lost while the Saints battled. Likewise, the Gold Cloth Saga actually showed a very violent war breaking out, but it never reached the heroes and was never brought up before or after the BigBad's defeat.
* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' often avoids this, but it's played straight when Lina [[spoiler:uses a Dragon Slave to blow up an enormous rock that threatened to fall on Seyruun. The spell accidentally destroys a sizable chunk of the city, and presumably kills hundreds of people.]] However, people react more or less like they normally do when Lina Dragon Slaves stuff, as described above.
* In the ''Anime/SonicX'' adaptation of the plot of ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', it's stated that no one died when Chaos flooded downtown Station Square, because everyone evacuated in time. They also blew up the moon at one point.
** For the former, 4Kids Entertainment didn't think that the implied details were good enough, so they had one of their developers state in the middle of the climax's episode that everyone (including those harmed in explosions and falls) were perfectly okay.
* The series finale of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has the entire cast fighting for the universe... in a robot large enough to use galaxies as weapons, which they do quite often. It's implied that the universe they fought in may have been created by their own warping power, and so nobody was actually in trouble.
** ''[[TheMovie Lagann-hen]]'' takes it one step further and ''explicitly'' destroys the universe they were fighting in. The only way that scene makes sense is if they were in a pocket universe.
* ''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...



* Averted in ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' with 2 different pieces of technology. The heros knew that HumongousMecha battles in cities were destructive. So they invented the Dividing Driver, which used Space Warping technology to create pocket dimensions for them to fight in. Later the enemies started exploding so violently when defeated that they became larger than the folded space. Enter the Eraser Head, which absorbed and redirected explosions straight upward, harmlessly into space.

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* Averted in ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' with 2 different pieces of technology. The heros knew ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' includes an attack that HumongousMecha battles results in cities were destructive. So they invented the Dividing Driver, which used Space Warping technology to create pocket dimensions for them to fight in. Later the enemies started exploding so violently when defeated that they became larger than the folded space. Enter the Eraser Head, which absorbed and redirected explosions straight upward, harmlessly into space.an huge explosion. There is no damage afterwards.



* ''Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea'' gives us a non-explosion version, where the main character causes sea levels to rise drastically, but no one ever points out that logically she could have killed millions of people.



* ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'': New Jersey is utterly destroyed by the end of several episodes, but is always [[SnapBack fixed by the next one]]. Subverted in the episode where [[DetonationMoon Coop accidentally blew up part of the moon]]: Earth was hit with severe and deadly climate change, at least until Coop flew back up and put the moon pieces back.
* [[{{Parody}} Spoofed]] in a WhatIf episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': When the characters see what it would be like if Bender was a giant, he goes around destroying New New York. A newspaper headline reads "Giant Robot on the Rampage. Thousands Dead. None Injured."

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* ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'': New Jersey ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'': the planet the show takes place on is utterly destroyed by prehistoric Earth, and in the series finale Megatron, while onboard a working spaceship, with a weapon that outright killed the near-god like Tigerhawk, opens fire on a tribe of protohumans. It's outright shown at the end of several episodes, but is always [[SnapBack fixed by the next one]]. Subverted in the episode where [[DetonationMoon Coop accidentally blew up part that all or most of them are alive and well, without so much as minor injuries.
* 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 moon]]: Earth was hit with severe and deadly climate change, at least until Coop flew back up and put lava reaches them). Absolutely no mention is made of even the moon pieces back.
physical damage.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
**
[[{{Parody}} Spoofed]] in a WhatIf episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': episode. When the characters see what it would be like if Bender was a giant, he goes around destroying New New York. A newspaper headline reads "Giant Robot on the Rampage. Thousands Dead. None Injured."



* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' Bulkhead warps an about-to-explode burning oil tower into the middle of the lake. Better than the alternative, sure, but what about the pollution from the oil? Though near [[PlaceWorseThanDeath Detroit]], who'd notice?
* Played horribly straight in ''Anime/TransformersHeadmasters'': Scorponok plans to blow up UsefulNotes/{{Mars}} and harvest the energy. The Autobots are motivated to stop him primarily to prevent Earth being bombarded with billions of asteroids. However, after Mars does explode, no mention is ever made of Earth being damaged.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' had [[AllUpToYou Ron]] stopping a balloon filled with extremely smelly gas that would cause the victim to stink for years exploding in the conference hall by pushing the balloon out of the building. Later it did some LaserGuidedKarma to some bad executives. AllIsWellThatEndsWell, until you think about a balloon with extremely stinky gas infecting the entire town with bad smell.
* In the final StoryArc of the ''WesternAnimation/IronMan'' animated series, the Mandarin uses AppliedPhlebotinum to cut off all electrical power in New York City, and, later, several other cities. It's explicitly stated that this applies to ''all'' "electrical and mechanical" devices, not just the main power grid. Both Tony and MODOK have a hard time muddling through without their life-support technology, but they do survive. Nothing is said of the thousands of other people who would have surely been killed by these power outages. Tony isn't the only person on artificial life support, and some of the others couldn't survive without it nearly as long as he did...



* Spoofed/Averted in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'' which ends with [[spoiler:the bomb destroying the thick glass bubble that has encased Springfield.]] The huge car-sized pieces of jagged falling glass have a suspiciously small effect on the town and its citizens, with the sole exception of [[spoiler:Dr. Nick, who dies horribly.]]
-->'''[[spoiler:Dr. Nick Rivera]]''': Bye, everybody!
** Oddly enough, he's been seen in episodes that came out after the movie.
** Spoofed in "The Otto Show" episode, after Otto causes a massive bus crash.
--->'''Principal Skinner''': It's a miracle no one was hurt!
--->'''Otto''': Hey, I stand by my record - fifteen crashes and not a single fatality!
* Technically, the entire series ''WesternAnimation/ThundarrTheBarbarian'' could be considered an aversion of this trope, as civilization's collapse was a result of a comet passing between Earth and the Moon. Although a [[ColonyDrop direct collision]] by this comet is narrowly avoided, humanity is still knocked back to the Stone-Age-plus-cheesy-magic by the gravitational havoc it wreaks.

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* Spoofed/Averted in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'' which ends with [[spoiler:the bomb destroying In the thick glass bubble that has encased Springfield.]] The huge car-sized pieces final StoryArc of jagged falling glass have a suspiciously small effect on the town and its citizens, with ''WesternAnimation/IronMan'' animated series, the sole exception of [[spoiler:Dr. Nick, who dies horribly.]]
-->'''[[spoiler:Dr. Nick Rivera]]''': Bye, everybody!
** Oddly enough, he's been seen
Mandarin uses AppliedPhlebotinum to cut off all electrical power in episodes that came out after the movie.
** Spoofed in "The Otto Show" episode, after Otto causes a massive bus crash.
--->'''Principal Skinner''':
New York City, and, later, several other cities. It's a miracle no one was hurt!
--->'''Otto''': Hey, I stand by my record - fifteen crashes and not a single fatality!
* Technically, the entire series ''WesternAnimation/ThundarrTheBarbarian'' could be considered an aversion of
explicitly stated that this trope, as civilization's collapse was a result of a comet passing between Earth applies to ''all'' "electrical and mechanical" devices, not just the Moon. Although main power grid. Both Tony and MODOK have a [[ColonyDrop direct collision]] by this comet hard time muddling through without their life-support technology, but they do survive. Nothing is narrowly avoided, humanity is still knocked back to said of the Stone-Age-plus-cheesy-magic thousands of other people who would have surely been killed by these power outages. Tony isn't the gravitational havoc only person on artificial life support, and some of the others couldn't survive without it wreaks.nearly as long as he did...



* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' had [[AllUpToYou Ron]] stopping a balloon filled with extremely smelly gas that would cause the victim to stink for years exploding in the conference hall by pushing the balloon out of the building. Later it did some LaserGuidedKarma to some bad executives. AllIsWellThatEndsWell, until you think about a balloon with extremely stinky gas infecting the entire town with bad smell.
* The finale for ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' takes place in a very empty Republic City, which was evacuated prior. Good thing too, because [[spoiler:[[ArcVillain Kuvira's]] [[HumongousMecha Colossus]] and its [[WaveMotionGun Spirit Ray Cannon]]]] do quite a number on the city (and so do Our Heroes to [[GodzillaThreshold combat it]]), especially after [[spoiler:the cannon [[FantasticNuke explodes]]]].
* ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'': New Jersey is utterly destroyed by the end of several episodes, but is always [[SnapBack fixed by the next one]]. Subverted in the episode where [[DetonationMoon Coop accidentally blew up part of the moon]]: Earth was hit with severe and deadly climate change, at least until Coop flew back up and put the moon pieces back.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'' episode "The Little Big Man Syndrome", the MIB turn the Fmeks' death ray, [[FantasticRacism intended for the planet Arquillia]], [[HoistByHisOwnPetard back to their homeworld Fmoo]], and we see Fmeks signal a planet-wide evacuation, and Zed tells everyone that they all managed to evacuate in time.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** 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]].
** Subverted in Season 5, where there is mention of the schoolhouse and playground being destroyed in the [[ContinuityNod battle with Tirek]] in the Season 4 finale.
* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/MightyMax,'' probably most harshly in "[=CyberSkull=] II: The Next Level." The villains forces his pawn to channel all the electricity in the world into a machine meant to free him from the internet. The episode itself doesn't show it, but Max points out hospitals and other places need that power, and we're left to assume a lot of people are dead by the time Max and his buddies get things back to normal.
* ''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).



* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'': the planet the show takes place on is prehistoric Earth, and in the series finale Megatron, while onboard a working spaceship, with a weapon that outright killed the near-god like Tigerhawk, opens fire on a tribe of protohumans. It's outright shown at the end of the episode that all or most of them are alive and well, without so much as minor injuries.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', Sandman tries to help the mob jack crude from a tanker. Spidey shows up, and they do what superheroes and villains have done for ages...only now they do it on an oil tanker. In New York harbor. At least the ''Valdez'' wasn't anywhere near a human port of millions of people, though I'm sure that was cold comfort to the wildlife.



* 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.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** 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]].
** Subverted in Season 5, where there is mention of the schoolhouse and playground being destroyed in the [[ContinuityNod battle with Tirek]] in the Season 4 finale.



* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/MightyMax,'' probably most harshly in "[=CyberSkull=] II: The Next Level." The villains forces his pawn to channel all the electricity in the world into a machine meant to free him from the internet. The episode itself doesn't show it, but Max points out hospitals and other places need that power, and we're left to assume a lot of people are dead by the time Max and his buddies get things back to normal.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'' episode "The Little Big Man Syndrome", the MIB turn the Fmeks' death ray, [[FantasticRacism intended for the planet Arquillia]], [[HoistByHisOwnPetard back to their homeworld Fmoo]], and we see Fmeks signal a planet-wide evacuation, and Zed tells everyone that they all managed to evacuate in time.
* In ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', Primus' vehicle mode [[GeniusLoci is the planet Cybertron itself]]. Transforming into his robot mode does ''not'' follow this trope, which is the main reason he doesn't do it.
* The finale for ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' takes place in a very empty Republic City, which was evacuated prior. Good thing too, because [[spoiler:[[ArcVillain Kuvira's]] [[HumongousMecha Colossus]] and its [[WaveMotionGun Spirit Ray Cannon]]]] do quite a number on the city (and so do Our Heroes to [[GodzillaThreshold combat it]]), especially after [[spoiler:the cannon [[FantasticNuke explodes]]]].

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* Averted Spoofed/Averted in ''WesternAnimation/MightyMax,'' probably most harshly in "[=CyberSkull=] II: The Next Level." The villains forces his pawn to channel all the electricity in the world into a machine meant to free him from the internet. The episode itself doesn't show it, but Max points out hospitals and other places need that power, and we're left to assume a lot of people are dead by the time Max and his buddies get things back to normal.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'' episode "The Little Big Man Syndrome", the MIB turn the Fmeks' death ray, [[FantasticRacism intended for the planet Arquillia]], [[HoistByHisOwnPetard back to their homeworld Fmoo]], and we see Fmeks signal a planet-wide evacuation, and Zed tells everyone that they all managed to evacuate in time.
* In ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', Primus' vehicle mode [[GeniusLoci is the planet Cybertron itself]]. Transforming into his robot mode does ''not'' follow this trope,
''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'' which is the main reason he doesn't do it.
* The finale for ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' takes place in a very empty Republic City, which was evacuated prior. Good thing too, because [[spoiler:[[ArcVillain Kuvira's]] [[HumongousMecha Colossus]] and its [[WaveMotionGun Spirit Ray Cannon]]]] do quite a number on the city (and so do Our Heroes to [[GodzillaThreshold combat it]]), especially after
ends with [[spoiler:the cannon [[FantasticNuke explodes]]]].bomb destroying the thick glass bubble that has encased Springfield.]] The huge car-sized pieces of jagged falling glass have a suspiciously small effect on the town and its citizens, with the sole exception of [[spoiler:Dr. Nick, who dies horribly.]]
-->'''[[spoiler:Dr. Nick Rivera]]''': Bye, everybody!
** Oddly enough, he's been seen in episodes that came out after the movie.
** Spoofed in "The Otto Show" episode, after Otto causes a massive bus crash.
--->'''Principal Skinner''': It's a miracle no one was hurt!
--->'''Otto''': Hey, I stand by my record - fifteen crashes and not a single fatality!
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', Sandman tries to help the mob jack crude from a tanker. Spidey shows up, and they do what superheroes and villains have done for ages...only now they do it on an oil tanker. In New York harbor. At least the ''Valdez'' wasn't anywhere near a human port of millions of people, though I'm sure that was cold comfort to the wildlife.



* ''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 Technically, the best example is from ''Phineas and Ferb Save Summer'' where Doofenshmirtz pulls the entire series ''WesternAnimation/ThundarrTheBarbarian'' could be considered an aversion of this trope, as civilization's collapse was a result of a comet passing between 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 the Moon. Although a [[ColonyDrop direct collision]] by this comet is narrowly avoided, humanity is still knocked back to the Stone-Age-plus-cheesy-magic by the gravitational havoc it wreaks.
* In ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', Primus' vehicle mode [[GeniusLoci is the planet Cybertron itself]]. Transforming into his robot mode does ''not'' follow this trope, which is the main reason he doesn't do it.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' Bulkhead warps an about-to-explode burning oil tower into the middle of the lake. Better than the alternative, sure, but what about the pollution
from around the world)]] put oil? Though near [[PlaceWorseThanDeath Detroit]], who'd notice?
* Played horribly straight in ''Anime/TransformersHeadmasters'': Scorponok plans to blow up UsefulNotes/{{Mars}} and harvest
the energy. The Autobots are motivated to stop him primarily to prevent Earth back in a matter being bombarded with billions of hours, the damage it should have caused would be catastrophic to ecosystems around the world. But it shows that everything asteroids. However, after Mars does explode, no mention is fine afterwards (even the trees have their leaves back)ever made of Earth being damaged.
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