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13th Jan '17 6:37:23 PM Amahn
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* 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.
11th Jan '17 11:45:33 PM PaulA
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* In the 1980 adaptation of ''Film/FlashGordon'', the moon is hurtling towards the Earth, causing natural catastrophes. Flash "saves" the world just in time, but... er... forget it.

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* In the 1980 adaptation of ''Film/FlashGordon'', ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'', the moon is hurtling towards the Earth, causing natural catastrophes. Flash "saves" the world just in time, but... er... forget it.
7th Jan '17 3:04:32 PM VampireBuddha
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* At the end of ''Videogame/{{Ultima Underworld}} I'', the volcano erupts, destroying the entire civilisation within... but then in the very last cutscene, Garamon appears to the Avatar in a dream and explains that he was able to open a portal to send everyone to Destard.
3rd Jan '17 5:29:51 PM Nezdragon
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** In ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', the question of the militarization of Starfleet and destabilization of the galaxy due to the discussion 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 shedloads 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 discussion 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 shedloads multiple blocks of clearly-occupied buildings. The final scene takes place one year after that event, and they're still rebuilding.]]
2nd Jan '17 10:26:06 AM fearlessnikki
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* ''Film/AlienResurrection'' ends with the good guys destroying the aliens on the research ship by crashing it into Earth's surface. We get a view from space as it crashes into what appears to be the east coast of either Africa or India, producing an ''enormous'' explosion that realistically would undoubtedly have killed millions... ''maybe'' more than a xenomorph infestation. In this case it is implied that Earth was already a devastated wasteland ("Earth. What a shithole."). {{Lampshaded}} on the DVDCommentary, as one of the special effects guys asks if we'll ever learn what part of the planet was sacrificed -- as if in response the Special Edition edit of the film ends with Call and Ripley on Earth, overlooking a demolished Paris. This reinforces the 'shithole' comment. All of the buildings are still standing, just very decrepit and dirty.

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* ''Film/AlienResurrection'' ends with the good guys destroying the aliens on the research ship by crashing it into Earth's surface. We get a view from space as it crashes into what appears to be the east coast of either Africa or India, producing an ''enormous'' explosion that realistically would undoubtedly have killed millions... ''maybe'' more than a xenomorph infestation. In this case it is implied that Earth was already a devastated wasteland ("Earth. What a shithole."). {{Lampshaded}} on the DVDCommentary, as one of the special effects guys asks if we'll ever learn what part of the planet was sacrificed -- as if in response the The Special Edition edit of the film ends contains an alternate ending with the protagonists in the ruins of Paris, which appears to be a wasteland. There's also a scene where Call and Ripley on Earth, overlooking a demolished Paris. This reinforces says she re-calibrated ground level - ensuring the 'shithole' comment. All of the buildings are still standing, just very decrepit and dirty.ship would crash in an uninhabited quadrant.



* 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.]]
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]] ''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.



** 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. 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.]]
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]] 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]].



* Closely related is the climax of ''[[{{Literature/Divergent}} The Divergent Series: Allegiant]]'' where a gas is released in the city that will wipe everyone's memories. Tris shuts down the mechanism before the city gets the full blast - but some gas is still seen being released, and Edgar was seen getting wiped with it. Presumably ''The Divergent Series: Ascendant'' will show the aftermath.
* Inverted in ''{{Film/Elizabeth}}: The Golden Age'' showing the Spanish Armada. There are lines referencing English ships being destroyed. However in real life [[RealityIsUnrealistic the English didn't lose a single ship]].



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

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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The episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E16SonicRainboom Sonic Rainboom]]" of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' 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]].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.
27th Dec '16 11:53:14 AM CrowTR0bot
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** Finally, and most bluntly, the Rebels and Ewoks would ''not'' have been able to throw that [[DancePartyEnding epic party]] on the surface, which is shown to take place at nightfall. If the hypothetical holocaust were to happen, it would have caused problems by then.
25th Dec '16 1:43:39 AM Sabrewing
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'''s
** "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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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?



* In "Grief", after Jackal merges with the god Anubis, he uses Anubis' powers to casually wipe out life in the nearby area -- including laying an entire ''city'' to waste. By the time the Emir has become Anubis' avatar, he cryptically says, "What is dead and gone cannot be restored, but the stolen energies can be rechanneled." Whether said energies merely apply to Jackal's ageing tricks played on the heroes, Hyena and Wolf is never elaborated upon, leaving the fate of said city entirely up in the air.

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* ** In "Grief", after Jackal merges with the god Anubis, he uses Anubis' powers to casually wipe out life in the nearby area -- including laying an entire ''city'' to waste. By the time the Emir has become Anubis' avatar, he cryptically says, "What is dead and gone cannot be restored, but the stolen energies can be rechanneled." Whether said energies merely apply to Jackal's ageing tricks played on the heroes, Hyena and Wolf is never elaborated upon, leaving the fate of said city entirely up in the air.
25th Dec '16 1:43:00 AM Sabrewing
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* In "Grief", after Jackal merges with the god Anubis, he uses Anubis' powers to casually wipe out life in the nearby area -- including laying an entire ''city'' to waste. By the time the Emir has become Anubis' avatar, he cryptically says, "What is dead and gone cannot be restored, but the stolen energies can be rechanneled." Whether said energies merely apply to Jackal's ageing tricks played on the heroes, Hyena and Wolf is never elaborated upon, leaving the fate of said city entirely up in the air.
21st Dec '16 8:35:30 AM Saveelich
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* Film/DCExtendedUniverse:
** ''Film/ManOfSteel'': The climax with [[HostileTerraforming the world engine]] pancakes a major section of Metropolis with thousands of people dead. This is in addition to a, relatively smaller, super powered fight between Superman and Zod. The very last scene (taking place an unknown time later) has the Daily Planet running again, previously evacuated because of the world engine, and seemingly in okay condition and the whole scene is rather upbeat. This was one of the major complaints levied towards the movie - [[WordOfGod although it was stated that this was intentional]], and the fact that the death and destruction that occurred is something [[MyGreatestFailure even Superman couldn't stop]] and will factor into later installments.
** ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' dives headfirst into this discrepancy, showing that while much of the world reveres him for what he can do there are a lot of public figures calling for him to be held accountable, not just for Metropolis but other isolated incidents where him just showing up to high tension situations cost lives. The opening scene of the film delves into Bruce Wayne being in Metropolis, seeing the fear and chaos of the event first hand. Protesters at a [[HauledBeforeASenateSubcommittee Senate Hearing]] hold up signs attacking him for what happened, one mockingly featuring the phrase "[[SarcasmMode Great job!]]" over a picture of a destroyed skyline. In the final action sequence of this film, the heroes make the effort to limit the destruction: Superman throws Doomsday into space so he can be nuked, and when the monster comes back on Earth, Batman lures him into the practically-deserted wharf district of Gotham City (the battle is at night; people tend to not hang around wharfs at night).



* In ''Film/ManOfSteel'': The climax with [[HostileTerraforming the world engine]] pancakes a major section of Metropolis with thousands of people dead. This is in addition to a, relatively smaller, super powered fight between Superman and Zod. The very last scene (taking place an unknown time later) has the Daily Planet running again, previously evacuated because of the world engine, and seemingly in okay condition and the whole scene is rather upbeat. This was one of the major complaints levied towards the movie - [[WordOfGod although it was stated that this was intentional]], and the fact that the death and destruction that occurred is something [[MyGreatestFailure even Superman couldn't stop]] and will factor into later installments.
** The sequel ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' dives headfirst into this discrepancy, showing that while much of the world reveres him for what he can do there are a lot of public figures calling for him to be held accountable, not just for Metropolis but other isolated incidents where him just showing up to high tension situations cost lives. The opening scene of the film delves into Bruce Wayne being in Metropolis, seeing the fear and chaos of the event first hand. Protesters at a [[HauledBeforeASenateSubcommittee Senate Hearing]] hold up signs attacking him for what happened, one mockingly featuring the phrase "[[SarcasmMode Great job!]]" over a picture of a destroyed skyline. In the big action sequences of this film the heroes make the effort to limit the destruction: Superman throws Doomsday into space, and whe the monster comes back, Batman lures him into the practically-deserted wharf district of Gotham City (the battle is at night; people tend to not hang around wharfs at night).
21st Dec '16 8:32:29 AM Saveelich
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** The sequel ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' dives headfirst into this discrepancy, showing that while much of the world reveres him for what he can do there are a lot of public figures calling for him to be held accountable, not just for Metropolis but other isolated incidents where him just showing up to high tension situations cost lives. The opening scene of the film delves into Bruce Wayne being in Metropolis, seeing the fear and chaos of the event first hand. Protesters at a [[HauledBeforeASenateSubcommittee Senate Hearing]] hold up signs attacking him for what happened, one mockingly featuring the phrase "[[SarcasmMode Great job!]]" over a picture of a destroyed skyline. In the big action sequences of this film the heroes, Superman especially, make the effort to limit the destruction by luring the MonsterOfTheWeek into the practically-deserted wharf district (the battle is at night; people tend to to hang around wharfs at night).

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** The sequel ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' dives headfirst into this discrepancy, showing that while much of the world reveres him for what he can do there are a lot of public figures calling for him to be held accountable, not just for Metropolis but other isolated incidents where him just showing up to high tension situations cost lives. The opening scene of the film delves into Bruce Wayne being in Metropolis, seeing the fear and chaos of the event first hand. Protesters at a [[HauledBeforeASenateSubcommittee Senate Hearing]] hold up signs attacking him for what happened, one mockingly featuring the phrase "[[SarcasmMode Great job!]]" over a picture of a destroyed skyline. In the big action sequences of this film the heroes, Superman especially, heroes make the effort to limit the destruction by luring destruction: Superman throws Doomsday into space, and whe the MonsterOfTheWeek monster comes back, Batman lures him into the practically-deserted wharf district of Gotham City (the battle is at night; people tend to to not hang around wharfs at night).
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