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17th Aug '16 1:14:10 PM Lyner
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* At the end of ''Film/DantesPeak'', Harry and the family are outrunning a pyroclastic flow, which moves at 120 miles an hour in real life and would be impossible to escape. To be fair, they only escape by driving into an underground mine. Given that the volcano was something like five miles away, that gave them two and a half minutes to drive to cover.

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* At the end of ''Film/DantesPeak'', Harry and the family are outrunning a pyroclastic flow, which moves at 120 miles an hour in real life and would be impossible to escape. To be fair, they only escape by driving into an underground mine. Given that the volcano was something like five miles away, that gave them two and a half minutes to drive to cover. And they weren't outrunning it: examination of the scene shows the flow consistently gaining on them until they're about to "lose" the race when they reach the mine.
17th Jul '16 5:17:18 PM jackattack
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* This is possible but mostly with high incendiary and low kinetic reactions that may just be borderline explosive. Napalm, thermite, and gasoline explosions come to mind. Rapidly expanding pyroclastic flows can be outrun IF you're in a plane or race car.

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* This is possible but mostly with high incendiary and low kinetic reactions that may just be borderline explosive. Napalm, thermite, and gasoline explosions come to mind. Rapidly expanding pyroclastic flows can be outrun IF you're in a plane vehicle, or race car.if you are far enough away that you can reach cover or get out of the flow's range before the flow catches up to you.
14th Jul '16 6:23:45 PM Hjortron18
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* ''Film/{{Kopps}}'': After [[ItMakesSenseInContext the police officers set fire to the wurst stand]] they remember that several gas cans are stored there. They begin to run away in SlowMotion, Benny leaps himself on the ground while the others keep running, the others hide behind the petrol car and Benny leaps himself over the hood and they wait for the bang, covering their ears. First, nothing happens, but a few seconds later the stand explodes with a huge fireball.

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* ''Film/{{Kopps}}'': After [[ItMakesSenseInContext the police officers set fire to the wurst stand]] they remember that several gas cans are stored there. They begin to run away in SlowMotion, Benny leaps himself on the ground while the others keep running, the others hide behind the petrol car and Benny leaps himself over the hood and they wait for the bang, covering their ears. [[DelayedExplosion First, nothing happens, but a few seconds later the stand explodes with a huge fireball.]]
26th Jun '16 4:03:46 AM Medinoc
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* Taken to extremes in ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', where [[spoiler:Quicksilver notices the vibrations from the explosion, rushes in and manages to evacuate the entire building while the explosion propagates through it in bullet time]].
15th Jun '16 9:02:51 PM Blazer
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** In ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'', the ''Enterprise'' outruns the blast wave of a supernova. Unlike the previous example, though, the issue is not their ability to outrun the supernova (even Warp 1, the lowest possible warp speed, is more than sufficient to outrun a supernova), but whether they can afford to wait around long enough to rescue the crew members currently engaged in a firefight on the nearby space station.

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** In ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'', the ''Enterprise'' outruns the blast wave of a supernova. Unlike the previous example, though, the issue is not their ability to outrun the supernova (even Warp 1, the lowest possible warp speed, is more than sufficient to outrun a supernova), but whether they can afford to wait around long enough to rescue the crew members currently engaged in a firefight on the nearby space station. There's a second one when the ''Enterprise'' suffers a warp core breach. They perform saucer separation and attempt to get out of the explosion. However, they can't clear it fast enough and the shockwave from the explosion causes the saucer to be knocked into the nearby planet.
12th Jun '16 9:09:18 PM ChaoticNovelist
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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]].

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The {{Badass}} 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]].
11th Jun '16 6:00:10 AM contrafanxxx
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* 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.]]
8th Jun '16 9:24:05 PM PeverellForever
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* The two fires that Sydney lights in ''Literature/FatesRoad'' both end with her running away from the fireball very fast.
30th Apr '16 6:03:00 PM DVB
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** Sonic tries this again during the finale of ''VideoGame/SonicColors'', [[spoiler:this time up against a ''black hole''. Seeing that nothing--not even light--can escape it once pulled in, Sonic (who can only normally break the sound barrier) actually ''fails''... [[FissionMailed but the]] [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Wisps]] [[FissionMailed save him]], so it's all good]].

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** Sonic tries this again during the finale of ''VideoGame/SonicColors'', [[spoiler:this time up against a ''black hole''. hole'' (created by the rampant Hyper-Go-on energy. Seeing that nothing--not even light--can escape it once pulled in, Sonic (who can only normally break the sound barrier) actually ''fails''... ''fails'' (you do actually play the sequence, where Sonic manages to keep away from the black hole at 30 seconds at most); [[FissionMailed but the]] Fortunately,]] [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Wisps]] [[FissionMailed save him]], so it's all good]].him]] while also neutralizing the black hole (presumably since it was made from Hyper-Go-On energy, which the Wisps naturally produce and control]].
4th Apr '16 5:13:43 AM JackG
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* ''Film/Gravity''. Happens for a brief moment (yes, yes, InSpace) when an oxygen cylinder explodes during the zero-G fire scene.

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* ''Film/Gravity''. ''Film/{{Gravity}}''. Happens for a brief moment (yes, yes, InSpace) when an oxygen cylinder explodes during the zero-G fire scene.



* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. Vigilance rigs a dead drop in a lockup to soak in gasoline, then ignite [[FieryCoverup if anyone finds it]]. There's a brief scene where Reese helps Finch hobble away from the fireball, because he can't run due to his disability. They're already out of the lockup though, so it's just a matter of getting away from the blast area.

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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. Vigilance rigs a dead drop in located a lockup to soak in gasoline, then ignite [[FieryCoverup if anyone finds it]]. it]]. There's a brief scene where Reese helps Finch hobble away from the fireball, because he can't run due to his disability. disability. They're already out of the lockup though, so it's just a matter of getting away from the blast area.
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