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21st Jun '16 1:45:44 PM Willbyr
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* Justified with Minnie May's 'May Specials' in ''GunsmithCats'', since she customizes grenades to remove the shrapnel and some of the explosives, ending up with a grenade that just makes a loud bang for distraction. ''Real'' explosives, however, do inflict realistic damage, which is why May makes her own in the first place.

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* Justified with Minnie May's 'May Specials' in ''GunsmithCats'', ''Manga/GunsmithCats'', since she customizes grenades to remove the shrapnel and some of the explosives, ending up with a grenade that just makes a loud bang for distraction. ''Real'' explosives, however, do inflict realistic damage, which is why May makes her own in the first place.
28th May '16 7:34:11 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''MahouSenseiNegima'' does this on occasion, with a lot of explosions not damaging anything [[ClothingDamage except clothes]].

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* ''MahouSenseiNegima'' ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' does this on occasion, with a lot of explosions not damaging anything [[ClothingDamage except clothes]].
18th May '16 2:05:24 PM nombretomado
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* Averted on ''{{CSI NY}}'', where Flack nearly died from having a huge hole blown in his torso by a bomb. He survived, but still had some severe damage. Mac had some as well, though it was only burns and cuts.

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* Averted on ''{{CSI NY}}'', ''Series/{{CSINY}}'', where Flack nearly died from having a huge hole blown in his torso by a bomb. He survived, but still had some severe damage. Mac had some as well, though it was only burns and cuts.



* On ''TheElectricCompany'', Skip Hinnant picked up a book in the library called ''Explosions.'' [[HilarityEnsues The inevitable happens]]. Afterwards, he looks at the screen:

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* On ''TheElectricCompany'', ''Series/TheElectricCompany'', Skip Hinnant picked up a book in the library called ''Explosions.'' [[HilarityEnsues The inevitable happens]]. Afterwards, he looks at the screen:
8th May '16 4:34:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* Averted and lampshaded in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNJsbXPKUsk trailer]] for the film ''TheOtherGuys''.

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* Averted and lampshaded in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNJsbXPKUsk trailer]] for the film ''TheOtherGuys''.''Film/TheOtherGuys''.
3rd Apr '16 11:20:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* Very common on ''TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh''. Gopher claims to be an expert in dynamite and even dabbles in stronger stuff, such as nitroglycerin or [[NukeEm U235]]. When he uses the dynamite, stuff and characters almost get blown up and though the others sometimes think that they're dead, they naturally never turn out to be.

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* Very common on ''TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh''.''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh''. Gopher claims to be an expert in dynamite and even dabbles in stronger stuff, such as nitroglycerin or [[NukeEm U235]]. When he uses the dynamite, stuff and characters almost get blown up and though the others sometimes think that they're dead, they naturally never turn out to be.
28th Mar '16 3:34:38 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''SakuraTaisen'', resident benevolent mad scientist Kohran's inventions are prone to comedically harmless ExplosiveOverclocking. She lampshades this in the second OAV (when asked what one of her inventions does, she says something along the lines of "That's Mr. Exploder! You press the button and smoke comes out and then it blows up, leaving us charred and sooty, but unhurt.")

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* In ''SakuraTaisen'', ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'', resident benevolent mad scientist Kohran's inventions are prone to comedically harmless ExplosiveOverclocking. She lampshades this in the second OAV (when asked what one of her inventions does, she says something along the lines of "That's Mr. Exploder! You press the button and smoke comes out and then it blows up, leaving us charred and sooty, but unhurt.")
8th Mar '16 8:53:40 AM Ion288
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* The Soviet ''GP-series'' of underslung grenade launchers, mounted on the Kalashnikov series, were the subject of many complaints - complaints to the effect that the blast was too small and the fragmentation effect likewise insufficient, to the point that all the grenade was good for was scaring people with the noise.
* Similarly the XM-29's airburst grenade launcher was also criticized for its warhead being too small. While its small size was mitigated by its airburst properties, but it was still far too small at only 20x28 mm. It was improved in the far superior XM-25 which featured a much larger 25x39 mm grenade while keeping the airburst properties.
* 60 mm Mortars have been known to allow survivors in extremely short distances. Despite larger warheads than in the above grenade launchers, they are still extremely ineffective due to the nature of indirect fire. A significant problem is that the rounds often penetrate soft ground and are thus mostly harmless. There have been survivors within feet of mortar shells.
* 60 mm Mortars are deadly compared to the 50 mm ones that Russia, Britain, and Germany began World War II with as standard light mortars for their infantry platoons. Halfway through the war, Germans withdrew the 50 mm weapons completely and Brits used them only for flare and smoke shells, as it simply did not pack sufficient explosive power. Russians, however, kept using them for some reason.
** Even though both sides started producing 60mm mortars instead and kept using their 50mm mortars because they were better than nothing, only the Germans lost enough of their mortars that they ''de facto'' 'switched' to 60mm.
22nd Feb '16 5:50:28 PM Andyroid
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* Happens to Mike Teevee in ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' when he samples some experimental exploding candy. Despite being BlownAcrossTheRoom, Mike thinks it's "great stuff".
19th Jan '16 4:11:54 PM R1ck
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Often a source of AmusingInjuries. Compare to the truly hideous example which lies in many RealTimeStrategy video games, known affectionately (or not-so-affectionately) as the SlapOnTheWristNuke.

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Often a source of AmusingInjuries. Compare to the truly hideous example which lies in many RealTimeStrategy video games, known affectionately (or not-so-affectionately) as the SlapOnTheWristNuke.
SlapOnTheWristNuke, for a bomb that should be much more destructive than it actually is.
14th Jan '16 12:09:06 AM Underachiever
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* Applies to an extent in ''TabletopGames/{{BattleTech}}'', where most vehicle-scale weapons do significantly reduced damage to conventional infantry units and salvo-fired explosive ordnance such as missiles or autocannon shells is no exception. A standard class 20 autocannon, capable of shredding over a ton of 31st-century armor (or a light building) in one burst and potentially ripping limbs or heads off 'Mechs, will when used against common ground-pounders eliminate at most ''four'' troopers out of an infantry platoon of any size -- two if they have any sort of cover like "rough" terrain or woods. (Weapons with an explicit area effect ''on'' the vehicular scale are highly lethal to the same units if they're caught in said area, however.)
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