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7th Dec '16 4:17:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars'', a Nod reporter is reporting from Sarajevo...just around the time the whole region, alongside most of the Balkans, is ''blown up'' by a Liquid Tiberium detonation. For bonus points, being a member of Nod, he was [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience wearing red]].

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* In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars'', a ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars'':
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Nod reporter is reporting from Sarajevo...just around the time the whole region, alongside most of the Balkans, is ''blown up'' by a Liquid Tiberium detonation. For bonus points, being a member of Nod, he was [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience wearing red]].
7th Dec '16 4:16:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Damien Day]] from ''DropTheDeadDonkey'' likes to ''pretend'' he's in serious danger. {{Parody}} meets ExploitedTrope, as he's using the trope to attempt to gain better viewing figures.

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* [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Damien Day]] from ''DropTheDeadDonkey'' ''Series/DropTheDeadDonkey'' likes to ''pretend'' he's in serious danger. {{Parody}} meets ExploitedTrope, as he's using the trope to attempt to gain better viewing figures.



* ''{{Crackdown}} 2'' shows a woman reporting on the freaks that are overrunning the city at night. Predictably, one of them pounces on her from the side of the screen.

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* ''{{Crackdown}} ''VideoGame/{{Crackdown}} 2'' shows a woman reporting on the freaks that are overrunning the city at night. Predictably, one of them pounces on her from the side of the screen.



* In Final Fantasy 7 when the pilar collapses, a reporter can be seen reacting just before the screen goes to static.

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* In Final Fantasy 7 ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' when the pilar collapses, a reporter can be seen reacting just before the screen goes to static.



* The city of Detroit in ''TransformersAnimated'' seems to have averted this by having their RedShirtReporter be a ''robot''. Given all the weirdness that goes down in that city and how much that particular robot gets damaged, it seems to make the most sense.

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* The city of Detroit in ''TransformersAnimated'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' seems to have averted this by having their RedShirtReporter be a ''robot''. Given all the weirdness that goes down in that city and how much that particular robot gets damaged, it seems to make the most sense.
25th Nov '16 7:12:32 PM Madrugada
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* In the 1998 American ''Film/{{Godzilla|1998}}'' movie, there are around three or four unnamed or unimportant reporters who buzz around Godzilla during his rampage. On the other hand, this is averted with the minor role of the camera guy - Victor "Animal" Palotti - who works with the main female character... He runs through the giant lizard's legs in front of it to get a good shooting angle, and Godzilla seems to flatten him... Then we find out that Animal stood right in the empty spot between Godzilla's toes. He [[BringMyBrownPants couldn't believe his luck]] himself, either.

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* In the 1998 American ''Film/{{Godzilla|1998}}'' movie, there are around three or four unnamed or unimportant reporters who buzz around Godzilla during his rampage. On the other hand, this is averted with the minor role of the camera guy - Victor "Animal" Palotti - who works with the main female character... He runs through the giant lizard's legs in front of it to get a good shooting angle, and Godzilla seems to flatten him... Then we find out that Animal [[ByWallThatIsHoley stood right in the empty spot between Godzilla's toes.toes]]. He [[BringMyBrownPants couldn't believe his luck]] himself, either.
16th Nov '16 12:47:51 AM dulcis88
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* Norwegian reporter Odd Karsten Tveit is famous for his calm when reporting from conflict zones such as the middle east, [[https://youtu.be/JR2I_L9CL14?t=31 as seen in this clip.]]


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30th Jul '16 6:00:07 PM nombretomado
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* In DaveBarry's novel ''Literature/TrickyBusiness'', the local Miami news station sends a reporter out to cover a tropical storm. She stands in water near downed power lines. Then they send a reporter out into the storm to cover the death of the reporter killed by the storm (And then another to report the death of that one, etc, etc). It gets worse when the station starts sending vehicles out, finally culminating in a helicopter crash. [[spoiler:Ultimately, nine of the station's reporters are dead, representing 100% of the people killed by the storm.]] Both a {{Parody}} and an ExaggeratedTrope.

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* In DaveBarry's Creator/DaveBarry's novel ''Literature/TrickyBusiness'', the local Miami news station sends a reporter out to cover a tropical storm. She stands in water near downed power lines. Then they send a reporter out into the storm to cover the death of the reporter killed by the storm (And then another to report the death of that one, etc, etc). It gets worse when the station starts sending vehicles out, finally culminating in a helicopter crash. [[spoiler:Ultimately, nine of the station's reporters are dead, representing 100% of the people killed by the storm.]] Both a {{Parody}} and an ExaggeratedTrope.
14th May '16 2:49:18 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/ThrillSeekers'': Tom was doing live coverage of a fire at a power plant when a collapsing beam crushes both his colleagues. He later finds out that ''he'' was originally supposed to die there as well. It is only because a [[TimeTravelForFunAndProfit time traveling tourist from the future]] distracted him at the right moment that he survived in the first place.
24th Apr '16 4:50:30 AM jormis29
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* In the second ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' game, Jeff gets killed after pursuing Lazarevic into a war zone without bringing any cops or guards along with him

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* In the second ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' game, ''VideoGame/Uncharted2AmongThieves'', Jeff gets killed after pursuing Lazarevic into a war zone without bringing any cops or guards along with him
24th Apr '16 4:38:31 AM Ohio9
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* In the second ''VideoGame/Uncharted'' game, Jeff gets killed after pursuing Lazarevic into a war zone without bringing any cops or guards along with him

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* In the second ''VideoGame/Uncharted'' ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' game, Jeff gets killed after pursuing Lazarevic into a war zone without bringing any cops or guards along with him
24th Apr '16 4:37:58 AM Ohio9
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* In the second ''VideoGame/Uncharted'' game, Jeff gets killed after pursuing Lazarevic into a war zone without bringing any cops or guards along with him
9th Mar '16 6:46:55 PM RoseAndHeather
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* This trope sees your Anderson Cooper and raises you a Richard Engel, Chief Foreign Correspondent for NBC News -- aka "NBC News' widely recognized, highly respected, globe-trotting, bullet-dodging dreamboat." What he lacks om Cooper's geographic coverage, having spent the bulk (though by no means all) of his career in the Middle East, Central Europe and Asia, and Northern Africa, he more than makes up for in [[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/25/AR2006102501982.html the sheer number of dangerous situations he's gotten himself into,]] to the point where he has a worrying habit of making his family and friends (including, most prominently, [[Series/TheRachelMaddowShow Rachel Maddow]]) ''very'' nervous. He snuck into Iraq in 2002 under the Saddam regime and was there for six years, living in people's spare rooms and couches under incredibly dangerous conditions, and seeing his friends and co-workers being killed and/or maimed around him (and he nearly got blown up). After that he reported from every nation involved in the Arab Spring, including Cairo the night Mubarak fell and rebel-held Libyan territory during the uprising against Ghaddafi (where he nearly got blown up ''on camera''). Then he topped himself ''again'' by sneaking into Syria post-descent into civil war, and was ''kidnapped and held for five days'' -- a situation he was sure he wouldn't get out of alive. After the latter incident, Maddow hugged him tightly and said, "Now you have to stay here and become a dentist." (He didn't, of course. He turned around and went right back to Syria.)

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* This trope sees your Anderson Cooper and raises you a Richard Engel, Chief Foreign Correspondent for NBC News -- aka "NBC News' widely recognized, highly respected, globe-trotting, bullet-dodging dreamboat." What he lacks om in Cooper's geographic coverage, having spent the bulk (though by no means all) of his career in the Middle East, Central Europe and Asia, and Northern Africa, he more than makes up for in [[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/25/AR2006102501982.html the sheer number of dangerous situations he's gotten himself into,]] to the point where he has a worrying habit of making his family and friends (including, most prominently, [[Series/TheRachelMaddowShow Rachel Maddow]]) ''very'' nervous. He snuck into Iraq in 2002 under the Saddam regime and was there for six years, living in people's spare rooms and couches under incredibly dangerous conditions, and seeing his friends and co-workers being killed and/or maimed around him (and he nearly got blown up). After that he reported from every nation involved in the Arab Spring, including Cairo the night Mubarak fell and rebel-held Libyan territory during the uprising against Ghaddafi (where he nearly got blown up ''on camera''). Then he topped himself ''again'' by sneaking into Syria post-descent into civil war, and was ''kidnapped and held for five days'' -- a situation he was sure he wouldn't get out of alive. After the latter incident, Maddow hugged him tightly and said, "Now you have to stay here and become a dentist." (He didn't, of course. He turned around and went right back to Syria.)
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