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2nd Aug '17 5:42:33 PM WillKeaton
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Related to GrenadeTag in which a character during hand-to-hand combat secretly plants a bomb onto their opponent's body before quickly retreating. Both are a subtrope of WhyAmITicking.

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Related to GrenadeTag in which a character during hand-to-hand combat secretly plants a bomb onto their opponent's body before quickly retreating. Both are a subtrope of WhyAmITicking.
WhyAmITicking
16th Jul '17 11:27:40 AM nombretomado
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As for why it's called a Pineapple Surprise, British and American [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI World]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII War]] and Vietnam-era grenades were nicknamed "pineapples", due to their shape (note the trope image.) Incidentally, WW2 German grenades were called potato mashers (they had a handle which increased their throwing range). Most modern grenades are spherical.

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As for why it's called a Pineapple Surprise, British and American [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI World]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII War]] and Vietnam-era grenades were nicknamed "pineapples", due to their shape (note the trope image.) Incidentally, WW2 [=WW2=] German grenades were called potato mashers (they had a handle which increased their throwing range). Most modern grenades are spherical.
28th Jun '17 11:20:23 PM PaulA
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* ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'': John does this accidentally during the freeway chase, going for the grenade but accidentally yanking the pin. He quickly gets away, the explosion taking out the mook and the car he was riding in.

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* ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'': ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005'': John does this accidentally during the freeway chase, going for the grenade but accidentally yanking the pin. He quickly gets away, the explosion taking out the mook and the car he was riding in.
19th Jun '17 1:00:04 PM Lanes17B
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* Near the end of ''Film/RedDawn'' after being mortally wounded during [[DeathFromAbove an Mi-24 airstrike]] [[spoiler: Toni]] asks for a primed grenade to be put underneath her in order take out any Soviet soldier that examines her body.
19th Jun '17 12:54:24 PM Lanes17B
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* Near the end of ''Film/RedDawn'' after being mortally wounded during [[DeathFromAbove an Mi-24 airstrike]] [[spoiler: Toni]] asks for a primed grenade to be put underneath her in order take out any Soviet soldier that examines her body.
10th Jun '17 3:03:07 PM nombretomado
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As for why it's called a Pineapple Surprise, British and American [[WorldWarOne World]] [[WorldWarTwo War]] and Vietnam-era grenades were nicknamed "pineapples", due to their shape (note the trope image.) Incidentally, WW2 German grenades were called potato mashers (they had a handle which increased their throwing range). Most modern grenades are spherical.

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As for why it's called a Pineapple Surprise, British and American [[WorldWarOne [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI World]] [[WorldWarTwo [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII War]] and Vietnam-era grenades were nicknamed "pineapples", due to their shape (note the trope image.) Incidentally, WW2 German grenades were called potato mashers (they had a handle which increased their throwing range). Most modern grenades are spherical.
9th May '17 9:05:25 AM TheWanderer
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* In the comic ''ComicBook/StarWarsVaderDown'', after his TIE fighter sustains heavy damage Darth Vader has to make an emergency landing on a planet where the Rebel military has a post and was conducting drills. When surrounded by hundreds of rebel soldiers, Vader uses the Force to pull the pins on their grenades as they demand that he surrender, wiping out most of them before subjecting the survivors to a MookHorrorShow.



* ''Film/TheProfessional'': [[spoiler:Leon defeats the main villain using the suicide version of this.]]

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* ''Film/TheProfessional'': [[spoiler:Leon defeats the main villain using the suicide version of this. After being mortally wounded, Leon hands the villain the pin that has been pulled from a grenade. The villain is puzzled for a second, then opens Leon's jacket to see about a dozen grenades strapped to him. The bad guy has just enough time for an OhCrap before being blown to bits.]]
30th Mar '17 7:56:50 PM 20person
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*** If you kill them without the mini nuke going off, you can actually loot it.
29th Mar '17 2:09:49 AM foxley
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* ''ComicBook/HackSlash'': In ''Interdimensional Women's Prison Breakout'', Samhain does this to ComicBook/BombQueen: as she slaps a paralysis disk on his back, he pulls out the pins of all the grenades on her vest.
10th Mar '17 2:18:57 AM herpderpded
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* The Mass Effect Fanfiction''Uplifted'' features Hanala'Jarva fumbling throwing a grenade. Joachim Hoch grabs it to throw it further. [[spoiler:He loses his arm doing so.]]

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* The Mass Effect Fanfiction''Uplifted'' Fanfiction ''Uplifted'' features the quarian Captain Hanala'Jarva fumbling throwing a grenade. Joachim Hoch grabs it to throw it further. [[spoiler:He loses his arm doing so.]]
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