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4th Jul '17 4:27:22 PM HeroGal2347
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* Subverted in an episode of Disney's ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''. The episode "Armstrong" involved a robot going on a berserk rampage, and only being stopped by being soaked in water. In "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E36RobotRobbers Robot Robbers]]," the cast tried to defeat the robots using the same method, only for BunglingInventor Gyro to inform them [[ALessonLearnedTooWell he had learned from his mistake and waterproofed the new models]].

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* Subverted in an episode of Disney's ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''.''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987''. The episode "Armstrong" involved a robot going on a berserk rampage, and only being stopped by being soaked in water. In "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E36RobotRobbers Robot Robbers]]," the cast tried to defeat the robots using the same method, only for BunglingInventor Gyro to inform them [[ALessonLearnedTooWell he had learned from his mistake and waterproofed the new models]].
2nd Jul '17 10:34:08 AM nombretomado
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* In one stage of ''OsuTatakaeOuendan'', two cops fight off a horde of alien robots by spraying them with water, first from squirtguns, then from the hose on a firetruck. The alien spaceships are also vulnerable to water, apparently- they ''explode'' when sprayed with water.

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* In one stage of ''OsuTatakaeOuendan'', ''VideoGame/OsuTatakaeOuendan'', two cops fight off a horde of alien robots by spraying them with water, first from squirtguns, then from the hose on a firetruck. The alien spaceships are also vulnerable to water, apparently- they ''explode'' when sprayed with water.
27th Jun '17 3:39:11 AM Vir
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** Again when Homer drives an electric car in the ocean ''"Relax it's an electric car"''. It comes out clean but then bursts into a cloud of smoke, they still manage to drive it back to the car-dealership.

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** Again when Homer drives an electric car in the ocean ''"Relax it's an electric car"''. It comes out clean but then bursts into a cloud of smoke, they still manage to drive it back to the car-dealership.car dealership.



* Done ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome epically]]'' for the first season finale of ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR''. The apparent destruction of [[spoiler:the Glorft mothership]] occurred when [[spoiler:Coop accidentally teleported his soda onto the mothership's computer, and it tipped over, setting off a chain reaction that blew up half the ship, and caused them to be ''sucked into another dimension''.]]
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'', evil genius Mechaniklies invades Agrabah with an army of giant mechanical scorpions. Genie manages to stop them by turning into a rain cloud and rusting them. At the climax, however, Mechaniklies invokes ItOnlyWorksOnce as he rust-proofs his army.

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* Done ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome ''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome epically]]'' for the first season finale of ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR''. The apparent destruction of [[spoiler:the Glorft mothership]] occurred when [[spoiler:Coop accidentally teleported his soda onto the mothership's computer, and it tipped over, setting off a chain reaction that blew up half the ship, and caused them to be ''sucked into another dimension''.]]
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'', evil genius Mechaniklies invades Agrabah with an army of giant mechanical scorpions. Genie manages to stop them by turning into a rain cloud and rusting them. At the climax, however, Mechaniklies invokes ItOnlyWorksOnce as he rust-proofs rustproofs his army.



* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in an episde of ''ComicBook/RichieRich''; after one of [[MadScientist Prof. Keenbean's]] devices succumbed to being splashed with water, he invented a machine to punish himself for not waterproofing it.

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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in an episde episode of ''ComicBook/RichieRich''; after one of [[MadScientist Prof. Keenbean's]] devices succumbed to being splashed with water, he invented a machine to punish himself for not waterproofing it.



* However in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' this is averted with the Kriegstafflebots, who were designed for water travel and exploration, equipped with underwater propellers and durability at high pressure.
* This was actually subverted in an episode of Disney's ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''. The episode "Armstrong" involved a robot going on a berserk rampage, and only being stopped by being soaked in water. In "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E36RobotRobbers Robot Robbers]]," the cast tried to defeat the robots using the same method, only for BunglingInventor Gyro to inform them [[ALessonLearnedTooWell he had learned from his mistake and waterproofed the new models]].
* In the original ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' cartoon, in order to avoid outcries against such a "violent" show, the majority of the turtles' enemies were robots (foot soldiers, mousers.) As a result, nearly every episode featured at least 6 robots exploding after getting wet, and in one episode they threatened a robot and said they would get it wet.

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* However in ** In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' this is averted with the Kriegstafflebots, who were designed for water travel and exploration, equipped with underwater propellers and durability at high pressure.
* This was actually subverted Subverted in an episode of Disney's ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''. The episode "Armstrong" involved a robot going on a berserk rampage, and only being stopped by being soaked in water. In "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E36RobotRobbers Robot Robbers]]," the cast tried to defeat the robots using the same method, only for BunglingInventor Gyro to inform them [[ALessonLearnedTooWell he had learned from his mistake and waterproofed the new models]].
* In the original ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' cartoon, in order to avoid outcries against such a "violent" show, the majority of the turtles' enemies were robots (foot (Foot soldiers, mousers.Mousers.) As a result, nearly every episode featured at least 6 robots exploding after getting wet, and in one episode they threatened a robot and said they would get it wet.



** The title song subverts it; she isn't waterproof when a watertower explodes... but she merely rusts over and her electronics are fine.

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** The title song subverts it; she isn't waterproof when a watertower water tower explodes... but she merely rusts over and her electronics are fine.



* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. Bender can swim, but rusts immediately when exposed to chlorine gas.

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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. Bender can swim, swim but rusts immediately when exposed to chlorine gas.



-->'''Leela''': (referencing how deep they are being pulled under water) Five thousand feet!\\

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-->'''Leela''': (referencing how deep they are being pulled under water) underwater) Five thousand feet!\\



* Played absurdly straight in the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', where a suitless [[Comicbook/BlueBeetle Jaime Reyes]] shorts out the console of his prison by ''spitting on it''.

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* Played absurdly straight in the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', where a suitless [[Comicbook/BlueBeetle [[ComicBook/BlueBeetle Jaime Reyes]] shorts out the console of his prison by ''spitting on it''.



* On ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus's'' swamp episode, the Portashrinker shorted out when it got wet, leaving the class trapped at insect-size.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus's'' swamp episode, the Portashrinker shorted out when it got wet, leaving the class trapped at insect-size.insect size.



* Partially averted in ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''; we have the robot cat Tom, when trying to place his hand in a fishbowl we see sparks fly but no permanent effects, and he tries a second time after donning a rubber glove with no problems. Later in the episode he ends up falling into a sewer, violently shorts out, but comes out at the end repaired and no worse for wear.

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* Partially averted in ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''; we have the robot cat Tom, when trying to place his hand in a fishbowl we see sparks fly but no permanent effects, and he tries a second time after donning a rubber glove with no problems. Later in the episode episode, he ends up falling into a sewer, violently shorts out, out but comes out at the end repaired and no worse for wear.
3rd Jun '17 5:44:30 PM anza_sb
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode "The Robot", Bobert the robot goes on a rampage to KillAndReplace Gumball, but he is thwarted because of being sprayed by a sprinkler.
17th May '17 10:53:17 AM Eddy1215
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* This was actually subverted in an episode of Disney's ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''. The episode "Armstrong" involved a robot going on a berserk rampage, and only being stopped by being soaked in water. In "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E36RobotRobbers Robot Robbers]]," the cast tried to kill the robots using the same method, only for the BunglingInventor to inform them he had learned from his mistake and waterproofed the new models.

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* This was actually subverted in an episode of Disney's ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''. The episode "Armstrong" involved a robot going on a berserk rampage, and only being stopped by being soaked in water. In "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E36RobotRobbers Robot Robbers]]," the cast tried to kill defeat the robots using the same method, only for the BunglingInventor Gyro to inform them [[ALessonLearnedTooWell he had learned from his mistake and waterproofed the new models.models]].
17th May '17 10:48:30 AM Eddy1215
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'', evil genius Mechaniklies invades Agrabah with an army of giant mechanical scorpions. Genie manages to stop them by turn into a rain cloud and rusting them. At the climax, however, Mechaniklies invokes ItOnlyWorksOnce as he rust-proofs his army.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'', evil genius Mechaniklies invades Agrabah with an army of giant mechanical scorpions. Genie manages to stop them by turn turning into a rain cloud and rusting them. At the climax, however, Mechaniklies invokes ItOnlyWorksOnce as he rust-proofs his army.
17th May '17 9:32:31 AM Andyroid
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'', evil genius Mechaniklize invades Agrabah with an army of giant mechanical scorpions. Genie manages to stop them by turn into a rain cloud and rusting them. At the climax, however, Mechaniklize invokes ItOnlyWorksOnce as he rust-proofs his army.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'', evil genius Mechaniklize Mechaniklies invades Agrabah with an army of giant mechanical scorpions. Genie manages to stop them by turn into a rain cloud and rusting them. At the climax, however, Mechaniklize Mechaniklies invokes ItOnlyWorksOnce as he rust-proofs his army.
8th Mar '17 11:16:19 AM nombretomado
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* Subverted in most ''{{Mechwarrior}}'' games. Standing in water is a fantastic idea, because your heat sinks work better when water-cooled, allowing you to ignore your heat gauge. Since heat is the primary limiting factor for energy weapons, can we say BeamSpam?

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* Subverted in most ''{{Mechwarrior}}'' ''VideoGame/MechWarrior'' games. Standing in water is a fantastic idea, because your heat sinks work better when water-cooled, allowing you to ignore your heat gauge. Since heat is the primary limiting factor for energy weapons, can we say BeamSpam?
20th Feb '17 8:16:06 PM BattleMaster
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* Most units in ''TabletopGame/{{BattleTech}}'' are effectively immediately destroyed if they ever find themselves in too-deep water; they can generally be recovered and dried out reasonably easily after the battle, but they're definitely out of the fight. [=BattleMechs=] and, of course, submarines are the main exceptions, with all locations being waterproof as long as they still have armor remaining and the flooding of just one or two locations not even necessarily putting a 'Mech out of commission (although a submarine in that situation is out of luck). The waterproofing is not perfect -- any hit to a submerged location has a chance of causing a leak and taking all systems there offline even if there ''is'' still armor left, though there's an optional piece of equipment that can deal with even that --, but by and large it works. (Note also that this is specifically full immersion. Ships can of course still travel on the surface, hovercraft can skim ''over'' water as long as they're still mobile -- though they sink if they're ever immobilized --, and no unit is ever damaged or disabled by simple ''rain''.) Also, Battle Armor are explicitly noted as being able to survive immersion quite well (so long as it's not too deep, anyway)- the reason that they're considered destroyed if dropped into a water hex is that unless a battle armor suit mounts specialized underwater maneuvering equipment, it's far too slow and cumbersome to actually go anywhere within the time scale of a standard game.

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* Most units in ''TabletopGame/{{BattleTech}}'' are effectively immediately destroyed if they ever find themselves in too-deep water; they can generally be recovered and dried out reasonably easily after the battle, but they're definitely out of the fight. [=BattleMechs=] and, of course, submarines are the main exceptions, with all locations being waterproof as long as they still have armor remaining and the flooding of just one or two locations not even necessarily putting a 'Mech out of commission (although a submarine in that situation is out of luck). The waterproofing is not perfect -- any hit to a submerged location has a chance of causing a leak and taking all systems there offline even if there ''is'' still armor left, though there's an optional piece of equipment that can deal with even that --, but by and large it works. (Note also that this is specifically full immersion. Ships can of course still travel on the surface, hovercraft can skim ''over'' water as long as they're still mobile -- though they sink if they're ever immobilized --, and no unit is ever damaged or disabled by simple ''rain''.) ) Conventional tracked vehicles can also be outfitted with total environmental sealing, allowing them to (slowly) move underwater, but this is generally regarded as impractical and they have the same weaknesses as submarines. Also, Battle Armor are explicitly noted as being able to survive immersion quite well (so long as it's not too deep, deep and their life support system isn't exhausted, anyway)- the reason that they're considered destroyed if dropped into a water hex is that unless a battle armor suit mounts specialized underwater maneuvering equipment, it's far too slow and cumbersome to actually go anywhere within the time scale of a standard game.
16th Feb '17 12:49:56 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' downplays it little. The Megazord can function underwater, but it's clearly at a disadvantage when submerged. However, the Dragonzord ''is'' fully waterproof and skilled in aquatic combat, which proves an asset against the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Oysetrizer.]]
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