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24th Feb '18 3:31:15 PM darkemyst
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* Arthur, Vivi and Mystery just barely manage to outrun a giant explosion of purple fire as it engulfs the haunted mansion they just fled out of in ''WebAnimation/MysterySkullsAnimated''.
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26th Jan '18 3:37:22 PM WillKeaton
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* A photograph exists of a pyroclastic cloud tumbling down Mount Unzen in Japan. On the road in front of the cloud is a fire engine, in front of THAT is a single man running for his life. You can see [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvjwt9nnwXY the video here]]. The pyroclastic cloud never actually reaches the place where the man was. However, it unfortunately kills a group of people who film volcanoes who were in the valley itself where the cloud was being channelled down. If it had reached the place where that man was, he probably wouldn't be alive today.

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* A photograph exists of a pyroclastic cloud tumbling down Mount Unzen in Japan. On the road in front of the cloud is a fire engine, in front of THAT is a single man running for his life. You can see [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvjwt9nnwXY the video here]]. here.]] The pyroclastic cloud never actually reaches the place where the man was. However, it unfortunately kills a group of people who film volcanoes who were in the valley itself where the cloud was being channelled down. If it had reached the place where that man was, he probably wouldn't be alive today.
26th Jan '18 3:36:55 PM WillKeaton
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* In the second part of ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1532382/ Hooked]]''. The main hero jumps of the boat a moment before the bomb explodes, however it turns out that the perfect timing wasn't his -it was's the bomb's one. Or rather the bad guys' who were secretly watching him and detonated the bomb at the precise moment, so that he'd believe in his miraculous save and went on with his part of their BatmanGambit.

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* In the second part of ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1532382/ Hooked]]''. Hooked.]]'' The main hero jumps of the boat a moment before the bomb explodes, however it turns out that the perfect timing wasn't his -it was's the bomb's one. Or rather the bad guys' who were secretly watching him and detonated the bomb at the precise moment, so that he'd believe in his miraculous save and went on with his part of their BatmanGambit.
26th Jan '18 3:35:11 PM WillKeaton
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The badass often showcases just how cool he is by always [[UnflinchingWalk calmly walking away]] from the building or car, and perhaps casually putting on his CoolShades or lighting up a cigarette just as the explosion goes off. Badass characters don't have to run unless it's ''darned'' important. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sqz5dbs5zmo Cool guys don't look at explosions]].

Examined exhaustively at the website [[http://web.archive.org/web/20080206055757/http://www.cc.gatech.edu/people/home/idris/Movie_Reviews/Reality_of_Running_Away.html The Reality of Running Away from Stuff]].

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The badass often showcases just how cool he is by always [[UnflinchingWalk calmly walking away]] from the building or car, and perhaps casually putting on his CoolShades or lighting up a cigarette just as the explosion goes off. Badass characters don't have to run unless it's ''darned'' important. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sqz5dbs5zmo Cool guys don't look at explosions]].

explosions.]]

Examined exhaustively at the website [[http://web.archive.org/web/20080206055757/http://www.cc.gatech.edu/people/home/idris/Movie_Reviews/Reality_of_Running_Away.html The Reality of Running Away from Stuff]].
Stuff.]]
26th Dec '17 12:05:00 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''Manga/MiraiNikki'': Yuno, during the second episode; she's being held indoors (where there are several motion-detonated bombs set up), while Yukiteru is outside, about to be killed by [[spoiler:Minene/Ninth]]. Naturally, [[{{Yandere}} Yuno being Yuno]], she sprints down the corridor despite the bombs (and innocents killed as a result), resulting in this.

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* ''Manga/MiraiNikki'': ''Manga/FutureDiary'': Yuno, during the second episode; she's being held indoors (where there are several motion-detonated bombs set up), while Yukiteru is outside, about to be killed by [[spoiler:Minene/Ninth]]. Naturally, [[{{Yandere}} Yuno being Yuno]], she sprints down the corridor despite the bombs (and innocents killed as a result), resulting in this.
1st Nov '17 10:08:00 PM darkemyst
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* A mild take when in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' Umbrige finds herself chased by lots of small ''mostly'' harmless, and incredibly difficult to get rid of, self replicated fireworks created by Fred and George Weasley when they set off a bunch of their creations to annoy her. Once she finally figures out what spells to use on them that don't just make it worse ''she'' ends up having to go all over the school chasing down the fireworks as one of her "Educational Decrees" has left the teachers [[SarcasmMode unsure if they have the authority to deal with the fireworks themselves]].
22nd Oct '17 11:19:43 PM ludditetolpuddle
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* In the CSI: Miami episode "Burn Baby Burn", Horatio finds a bomb in his Hummer; he calmly drives it to a piece of waste ground, takes off his sunglasses, gets out and WALKS CALMLY AWAY; as the vehicle explodes like an atom bomb behind him he CALMLY PUTS HIS GLASSES BACK ON and continues walking without showing any concern whatsoever: this guy is beyond cool!
17th Aug '17 1:23:15 PM xcountryguy
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Though all are related to NonFatalExplosions, there are also two more directly related {{trope}}s. One is the RocketJump: an extremely hard-ass character may exploit the power of the blast as it propels them through the air to reach places they wouldn't normally have been able to. The second is combining this with OutOfTheInferno: for a second it seems that the characters won't make it as the flames from the explosion reach and engulf them...Then a few second later they come out bursting through the flames, slightly parched but unharmed.

On rare occasion, the characters will be made to look like fools by there being no explosion after diving into the dust (toward the camera). This will be followed by a four-count beat, to share an embarrassed moment, which will be punctuated by an explosion.

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Though all are related to NonFatalExplosions, there are also two more directly related {{trope}}s. One is the RocketJump: an extremely hard-ass character may exploit the power of the blast as it propels them through the air to reach places they wouldn't normally have been able to. The second is combining this with OutOfTheInferno: for a second moment it seems that the characters won't make it as the flames from the explosion reach and engulf them...Then a few second later them... then they come out bursting through the flames, slightly parched charred but unharmed.

On a rare occasion, the characters will be made to look like fools by there being no explosion after diving into the dust (toward the camera). This will be followed by a four-count beat, to share an embarrassed moment, which will be punctuated by an explosion.



* ''Manga/MiraiNikki'': Yuno, during the second episode; she's being held indoors (where there are several motion-detonated bombs set up), while Yukiteru is outside, about to be killed by [[spoiler: Minene/Ninth]]. Naturally, [[{{Yandere}} Yuno being Yuno]], she sprints down the corridor despite the bombs (and innocents killed as a result), resulting in this.

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* ''Manga/MiraiNikki'': Yuno, during the second episode; she's being held indoors (where there are several motion-detonated bombs set up), while Yukiteru is outside, about to be killed by [[spoiler: Minene/Ninth]].[[spoiler:Minene/Ninth]]. Naturally, [[{{Yandere}} Yuno being Yuno]], she sprints down the corridor despite the bombs (and innocents killed as a result), resulting in this.



* In ''Fanfic/CoOpMode'', [[spoiler: Lisa]] ends up doing this, to comedic effect, when [[spoiler: she]] first uses a [[PowerGlows Skillbook]] to learn a [[SuperEmpowering Skill.]] Taylor and James end up laughing the moment [[spoiler: she]] gets out behind the dumpster [[spoiler: she]] jumped to, leading [[spoiler: her]] to say this gem:
-->[[spoiler: ''Lisa'': *after learning Capoeira, with a [[DumpsterDive burger wrapper]] in her hair* "You ''do'' know I just learned how to kick your asses, right?"]]

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* In ''Fanfic/CoOpMode'', [[spoiler: Lisa]] [[spoiler:Lisa]] ends up doing this, to comedic effect, when [[spoiler: she]] [[spoiler:she]] first uses a [[PowerGlows Skillbook]] to learn a [[SuperEmpowering Skill.]] Taylor and James end up laughing the moment [[spoiler: she]] [[spoiler:she]] gets out behind the dumpster [[spoiler: she]] [[spoiler:she]] jumped to, leading [[spoiler: her]] [[spoiler:her]] to say this gem:
-->[[spoiler: ''Lisa'': -->[[spoiler:''Lisa'': *after learning Capoeira, with a [[DumpsterDive burger wrapper]] in her hair* "You ''do'' know I just learned how to kick your asses, right?"]]



** The climax of ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'' has the protagonists ''driving' away from an explosion. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny In reverse.]] [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse We never find out if]] [[spoiler: Basil and the creepy twins]] managed to outrun it on foot, though.

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** The climax of ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'' has the protagonists ''driving' away from an explosion. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny In reverse.]] [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse We never find out if]] [[spoiler: Basil [[spoiler:Basil and the creepy twins]] managed to outrun it on foot, though.



* Subverted in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull''. A car full of {{Mooks}} tries to outrun [[spoiler: a nuclear explosion]] and get smoked hard. [[spoiler:Indy, on the other hand, survives [[RefugeInAudacity by hiding in a]] [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum lead-lined refrigerator]]]]. Maybe Indy had a major case of [[FridgeLogic Fridge]] [[{{Pun}} Logic]]?

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* Subverted in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull''. A car full of {{Mooks}} tries to outrun [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a nuclear explosion]] and get smoked hard. [[spoiler:Indy, on the other hand, survives [[RefugeInAudacity by hiding in a]] [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum lead-lined refrigerator]]]]. Maybe Indy had a major case of [[FridgeLogic Fridge]] [[{{Pun}} Logic]]?



** In ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', this is played straight and subverted. Bond outruns the fireball during the final battle when [[spoiler: he blows Skyfall Lodge [[{{Pun}} sky high]] in order to destroy [[BigBad Silva's]] helicopter and kill most of his men. Though he beats the fireball that took out the house, he doesn't beat the second fireball from the helicopter plowing into it. He instead dives into an alcove which spares him the brunt of the blast]].

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** In ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', this is played straight and subverted. Bond outruns the fireball during the final battle when [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he blows Skyfall Lodge [[{{Pun}} sky high]] in order to destroy [[BigBad Silva's]] helicopter and kill most of his men. Though he beats the fireball that took out the house, he doesn't beat the second fireball from the helicopter plowing into it. He instead dives into an alcove which spares him the brunt of the blast]].



* At the end of ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', Bishop does this in the drop ship to escape from [[spoiler: the vapor explosion of LV-426]].

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* At the end of ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', Bishop does this in the drop ship to escape from [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the vapor explosion of LV-426]].



* In ''Film/TheExpendables3'', [[spoiler: after Barney kills Stonebanks, Barney has to escape the exploding building and head for Max's chopper as the batteries stalling the C4 ran out by the time Barney kills Stonebanks]].

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* In ''Film/TheExpendables3'', [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after Barney kills Stonebanks, Barney has to escape the exploding building and head for Max's chopper as the batteries stalling the C4 ran out by the time Barney kills Stonebanks]].



* In ''Film/{{Suffragette}}'' the protagonists run away from a explosion [[spoiler: caused by a bomb one of them built herself. It is not explained why she didn't build the bomb in a way that gives them more time to run away.]]

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* In ''Film/{{Suffragette}}'' the protagonists run away from a explosion [[spoiler: caused [[spoiler:caused by a bomb one of them built herself. It is not explained why she didn't build the bomb in a way that gives them more time to run away.]]



* At the end of ''Film/LondonHasFallen'', [[spoiler: Banning and President Asher manage to escape one after jumping into an elevator shaft during the incineration of the terrorist's hideout.]]

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* At the end of ''Film/LondonHasFallen'', [[spoiler: Banning [[spoiler:Banning and President Asher manage to escape one after jumping into an elevator shaft during the incineration of the terrorist's hideout.]]



* Though there's no actual fireball, the spirit of this trope is made evident in ''[[Literature/KushielsLegacy Kushiel's Scion]]''. On a hunt in the Royal Forest, Imriel and Sidonie are alone together, having gotten separated from the group, when something starts charging through the underbrush. Imriel thinks it's a boar and knocks Sidonie to the ground to protect her. [[spoiler: It's a deer.]]

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* Though there's no actual fireball, the spirit of this trope is made evident in ''[[Literature/KushielsLegacy Kushiel's Scion]]''. On a hunt in the Royal Forest, Imriel and Sidonie are alone together, having gotten separated from the group, when something starts charging through the underbrush. Imriel thinks it's a boar and knocks Sidonie to the ground to protect her. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's a deer.]]



* In ''[[Literature/TalesOfKolmar Song in the Silence]]'', Lanen is in a cave while [[spoiler: Akhor is dying painfully, heating up and smoking at the edges]], and realizes that an explosion is imminent. She makes it just out of the entrance and trips, and the fireball gouts out above her head.

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* In ''[[Literature/TalesOfKolmar Song in the Silence]]'', Lanen is in a cave while [[spoiler: Akhor [[spoiler:Akhor is dying painfully, heating up and smoking at the edges]], and realizes that an explosion is imminent. She makes it just out of the entrance and trips, and the fireball gouts out above her head.



* Totally subverted on ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', when even FragileSpeedster Daphne can't outrun a nuclear blast without damage to her back. But later played straight when Claire and HRG outrun [[spoiler: [[PlayingWithFire Meredith]]'s SuperPowerMeltdown]].

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* Totally subverted on ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', when even FragileSpeedster Daphne can't outrun a nuclear blast without damage to her back. But later played straight when Claire and HRG outrun [[spoiler: [[PlayingWithFire [[spoiler:[[PlayingWithFire Meredith]]'s SuperPowerMeltdown]].



* The penultimate ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'' episode has Echo outrunning the fireball after [[spoiler: blowing up Rossum's main computer in her unsuccessful attempt to prevent the thoughtpocalypse]].

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* The penultimate ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'' episode has Echo outrunning the fireball after [[spoiler: blowing [[spoiler:blowing up Rossum's main computer in her unsuccessful attempt to prevent the thoughtpocalypse]].



* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4''. The game ends with [[spoiler: Leon and Ashley on a Jet Ski outracing an incredibly large mass of water]].

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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4''. The game ends with [[spoiler: Leon [[spoiler:Leon and Ashley on a Jet Ski outracing an incredibly large mass of water]].



* ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' has this as one of the endings. The last you see of JC Denton is him running away after he blew up [[spoiler: Area 51's bunker]] while still deep inside.

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* ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' has this as one of the endings. The last you see of JC Denton is him running away after he blew up [[spoiler: Area [[spoiler:Area 51's bunker]] while still deep inside.



* In the ending of ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'', [[spoiler: Alex dumps a nuclear bomb into the ocean and flies away in a helicopter, but isn't fast enough to get out of range of the explosion]]. Earlier in the game, [[spoiler:Elizabeth Greene's OneWingedAngel form has the ability to shoot out a huge blast of fire from the base. The screen will go grayscale, time will slow down, and you'll run your ass off hoping to make it to high ground before it fries your health to critical no matter how much you have]].

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* In the ending of ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'', [[spoiler: Alex [[spoiler:Alex dumps a nuclear bomb into the ocean and flies away in a helicopter, but isn't fast enough to get out of range of the explosion]]. Earlier in the game, [[spoiler:Elizabeth Greene's OneWingedAngel form has the ability to shoot out a huge blast of fire from the base. The screen will go grayscale, time will slow down, and you'll run your ass off hoping to make it to high ground before it fries your health to critical no matter how much you have]].



** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', all endings have [[spoiler: the Normandy trying to outrun the space magic wave, complete with the equipment in the cockpit beginning to [[ExplosiveInstrumentation overheat and explode]]]]. The Extended Cut has it escape unscathed if your EMS is high enough.

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** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', all endings have [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Normandy trying to outrun the space magic wave, complete with the equipment in the cockpit beginning to [[ExplosiveInstrumentation overheat and explode]]]]. The Extended Cut has it escape unscathed if your EMS is high enough.



* During a cutscene in the last mission of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', CJ does this to escape an explosion in [[spoiler: [[FaceHeelTurn Big Smoke]]'s "Crack Palace"]], complete with SlowMotion.

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* During a cutscene in the last mission of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', CJ does this to escape an explosion in [[spoiler: [[FaceHeelTurn [[spoiler:[[FaceHeelTurn Big Smoke]]'s "Crack Palace"]], complete with SlowMotion.



* In the first ''VideoGame/FarCry'' game, Jack Carver and Valerie Constantine detonate a nuclear bomb and must fight their way out of the bunker to avoid being caught in the blast or mutated. [[spoiler: They outrun the explosion, but are rendered unconscious. It is revealed the anti-mutagens they had taken were fake and the bomb had mutated them.]]

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* In the first ''VideoGame/FarCry'' game, Jack Carver and Valerie Constantine detonate a nuclear bomb and must fight their way out of the bunker to avoid being caught in the blast or mutated. [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They outrun the explosion, but are rendered unconscious. It is revealed the anti-mutagens they had taken were fake and the bomb had mutated them.]]



* ''VideoGame/PonyIsland'': [[spoiler: It's technically a full system dump you have to stay ahead of, but the trope still applies in the finale of the game.]]

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* ''VideoGame/PonyIsland'': [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's technically a full system dump you have to stay ahead of, but the trope still applies in the finale of the game.]]
6th Aug '17 8:28:26 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* Downplayed in the anime adaptation of ''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead''. The tunnel Takashi and Rei go through is fairly short, but the gasoline-powered explosion that sent them through it isn't any less potent.


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* One THX trailer featuring Creator/{{PIXAR}}[=-designed=] mascot Tex has him doing it in a car's exhaust pipe as the usual Deep Note starts playing.
6th Jul '17 9:15:53 PM TomS98
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', Dash outruns a fireball bursting through a tunnel, and barely escapes. Admittedly, he does have SuperSpeed.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', Dash outruns a fireball bursting through burst of fire from a tunnel, rocket launch, and barely escapes. Admittedly, he does have SuperSpeed.
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