History Main / NonfatalExplosions

23rd Jun '17 9:38:51 PM Andyxdr
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* Sufficiently small explosives in general can be survivable. Soldiers have been known to survive thrown grenades exploding in what should have been the lethal radius. Grenade launchers and mortars have also been known to potentially allow survivors.
* Explosions have many properties and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Explosive_material sources]]. They are [[TheOtherWiki defined]] as "a rapid increase in volume and release of energy in an extreme manner". Depending on the speed of the shockwave, something can qualify as an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deflagration explosion]] yet remain within the body's [[MadeOfIron/RealLife surprisingly-high tolerance to impact]]; the problem being that many of those are accompanied by heat and shrapnel. Someone may very well survive the actual explosion of a gas tank -- provided none of the tank's pieces hit something vital -- but it is likely that the fire that follows will cause [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burn far more damage]]. Thankfully still survivable with any luck.
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* Sufficiently small explosives in general can be survivable. Soldiers have been known to survive thrown grenades exploding in what should have been the lethal radius. Grenade launchers and mortars have also been known to potentially allow survivors.
* Explosions have many properties and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Explosive_material sources]]. They are [[TheOtherWiki defined]] as "a rapid increase in volume and release of energy in an extreme manner". Depending on the speed of the shockwave, something can qualify as an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deflagration explosion]] yet remain within the body's [[MadeOfIron/RealLife surprisingly-high tolerance to impact]]; the problem being that many of those are accompanied by heat and shrapnel. Someone may very well survive the actual explosion of a gas tank -- provided none of the tank's pieces hit something vital -- but it is likely that the fire that follows will cause [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burn far more damage]]. Thankfully still survivable with any luck.
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5th May '17 5:07:07 AM Cryoclaste
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* Particularly {{egregious}} in ''{{Pokemon}}'', in which it is ''the {{mons}} themselves'' that explode. Somehow, Trainers never have to pick up scattered bits of Electrode or Geodude afterwards, although they do faint.

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* Particularly {{egregious}} in ''{{Pokemon}}'', ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', in which it is ''the {{mons}} themselves'' that explode. Somehow, Trainers never have to pick up scattered bits of Electrode or Geodude afterwards, although they do faint.
1st May '17 12:42:19 AM Golondrina
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* Invoked in the final episode of ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' when Excel and Hyatt are looking for a way to return to their own bodies. They meet {{Nabeshin}} and ask for his help, he replies that in anime you can solve everything with explosions. He then holds up a lit dynamite stick, there is a large explosion, and everything is fine thereafter.

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* Invoked in the final episode of ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' when Excel and Hyatt are looking for a way to return to their own bodies. They meet {{Nabeshin}} [[Creator/ShinichiWatanabe Nabeshin]] and ask for his help, he replies that in anime you can solve everything with explosions. He then holds up a lit dynamite stick, there is a large explosion, and everything is fine thereafter.
21st Apr '17 9:35:45 PM RandomnessUnlimited
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* Happens at ''least'' OnceAnEpisode on ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}''.
2nd Mar '17 5:38:18 PM Sammettik
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* Done a few times in ''WesternAnimation/HeathcliffAndTheCatillacCats''

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* Done a few times in ''WesternAnimation/HeathcliffAndTheCatillacCats''''WesternAnimation/HeathcliffAndTheCatillacCats''.
27th Feb '17 7:56:27 AM fjsdfalms
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* Played infamously in ''Manga/OnePiece'', where [[spoiler: A bomb with a 5-kilometer blast radius is carried into the sky by Pell in an apparent heroic sacrifice, [[DisneyDeath but he managed to survive.]]]]

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* Played infamously in ''Manga/OnePiece'', where [[spoiler: A bomb with a 5-kilometer blast radius is carried into the sky by Pell in an apparent heroic sacrifice, HeroicSacrifice, [[DisneyDeath but he managed to survive.]]]]



** ''One Piece'' is in general an offender. Explosions are rarely played for fun, and characters will usually be injured (sometimes seriously) and often taken out of the battle if they are hit by one at point-blank range, but they will not suffer any of the physically realistic effects. Instead, they will just be covered by dirt, bruises and wounds as if they had been beated up by a human's fists and thrown around in the soil.

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** ''One Piece'' is in general an offender. Explosions are rarely played for fun, and characters will usually be injured (sometimes seriously) and often taken out of the battle if they are hit by one at point-blank range, but they will not suffer any of the physically realistic effects. Instead, they will just be covered by dirt, bruises and wounds as if they had been beated beaten up by a human's fists and thrown around in the soil.
7th Jan '17 9:53:58 AM nombretomado
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* Early in ''TheLastDaysOfFOXHOUND'', an explosion which destroys the entire building around them just leaves everyone charred and smoking. (Except for Mantis, who gets impaled on some debris, but he turns out to be okay too.)

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* Early in ''TheLastDaysOfFOXHOUND'', ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFOXHOUND'', an explosion which destroys the entire building around them just leaves everyone charred and smoking. (Except for Mantis, who gets impaled on some debris, but he turns out to be okay too.)
30th Oct '16 10:21:21 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{GURPS}}'' has the Cinematic Explosives rule. Explosions do no damage except for some small damage from being knocked back; apart from that, all they do is blackening faces and messing up clothes.

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* ''{{GURPS}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' has the Cinematic Explosives rule. Explosions do no damage except for some small damage from being knocked back; apart from that, all they do is blackening faces and messing up clothes.
29th Oct '16 9:30:25 AM nombretomado
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* There were a lot of harmless explosions in ''TheGoonShow''. This is thought to be partly Creator/SpikeMilligan's way of cutting his [[WorldWarII war experiences]] down to size. Mostly, though, it's [[RuleOfFunny just for the joke]].

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* There were a lot of harmless explosions in ''TheGoonShow''. ''Radio/TheGoonShow''. This is thought to be partly Creator/SpikeMilligan's way of cutting his [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII war experiences]] down to size. Mostly, though, it's [[RuleOfFunny just for the joke]].
24th Sep '16 4:41:31 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in an episode of ''CloneHigh'' where Professor Scudworth frequently gets blown up by dynamite sticks (reading TNT of course). While he does survive every explosion, he is seen screaming in agony with extreme facial injury after each explosion.

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* Subverted in an episode of ''CloneHigh'' ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'' where Professor Scudworth frequently gets blown up by dynamite sticks (reading TNT of course). While he does survive every explosion, he is seen screaming in agony with extreme facial injury after each explosion.
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