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6th Apr '16 1:11:31 AM Dravencour
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Picture this: You're one of the heroes of the story, and you and your allies find yourselves stuck between a rock and death by fiery explosion. What do you do? You can't OutrunTheFireBall, BombDisposal isn't an option, and JumpingOnAGrenade won't do much good either. Then, you remember that you're the only one who can fly (or is the only one thinking fast enough), and that there's only one real thing left for a hero to do... RelocatingTheExplosion far away from your friends. Be it a missile, a bomb, [[GreyGoo matter eating nanomachines]], or some other form of mass death, it's up to you take it somewhere it can detonate "safely." Cue a distant explosion, and the nagging question the viewers are left concerning your ultimate fate.

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Picture this: You're one of the heroes of the story, and you and your allies find yourselves stuck between a rock and death by fiery explosion. What do you do? You can't OutrunTheFireBall, BombDisposal isn't an option, and JumpingOnAGrenade won't do much good either. Then, you remember that you're the only one who can fly (or is the only one thinking fast enough), and that there's only one real thing left for a hero to do... RelocatingTheExplosion far away from your friends.friends, or the city, or even the world you're in. Be it a missile, a bomb, [[GreyGoo matter eating nanomachines]], or some other form of mass death, it's up to you take it somewhere it can detonate "safely." Cue a distant explosion, and the nagging question the viewers are left concerning your ultimate fate.
6th Apr '16 1:09:51 AM Dravencour
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* ''Film/SupermanII'': Superman flies out into space with a hydrogen bomb so that when it detonates it won't harm the Earth.

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* ''Film/SupermanII'': Superman flies out into space with a hydrogen bomb so that when it detonates it won't harm the Earth. Unfortunately, by doing this, he releases General Zod and his two lieutenants, three Kryptonian super-criminals who are just as powerful as him.
6th Apr '16 1:05:10 AM Dravencour
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* In ''Manga/DragonBall Z'' Goku relocates Cell to King Kai's Planet in order to save the Earth.

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* In ''Manga/DragonBall Z'' Goku relocates the about-to-explode Cell to King Kai's Planet in order to save the Earth.
4th Apr '16 4:59:46 PM FGHIK
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* Parodied in the Creator/AdamWest [[Film/BatmanTheMovie Batman film]]. Batman finds a classic comedy bomb in a waterfront restaurant -- a black sphere complete with huge, burning fuse -- and runs it outside to get rid of it. Everywhere he goes, however, there's some innocent blocking his way: nuns walking slowly down an alley, a woman pushing a baby carriage! He sprints up one side of the dock and down the other, occasionally [[RunningGag running into the same]] [[IncrediblyLamePun moving barricades]] over and over again. Exasperated, he eventually groans, "Some days, you just can't get rid of a bomb." Of course, the trope is spun into [[spoiler:BombDisposal]] at the last second, but the scene was meant to make the audience think Bats was still [[spoiler:holding the bomb]] when it went off.

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* Parodied in the Creator/AdamWest [[Film/BatmanTheMovie Batman film]]. Batman finds [[CartoonBomb a classic comedy bomb bomb]] in a waterfront restaurant -- a black sphere complete with huge, burning fuse -- and runs it outside to get rid of it. Everywhere he goes, however, there's some innocent blocking his way: nuns walking slowly down an alley, a woman pushing a baby carriage! He sprints up one side of the dock and down the other, occasionally [[RunningGag running into the same]] [[IncrediblyLamePun moving barricades]] over and over again. Exasperated, he eventually groans, "Some days, you just can't get rid of a bomb." Of course, the trope is spun into [[spoiler:BombDisposal]] at the last second, but the scene was meant to make the audience think Bats was still [[spoiler:holding the bomb]] when it went off.
23rd Mar '16 4:52:35 PM WillKeaton
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** "Ex Deus Machina" saw Ba'al hold Earth to ransom by filling a skyscraper full of naquadah and turning it into a bomb with a yield probably well beyond the city-buster range. Since the ''Prometheus'' was on station, once Carter tracked down the bomb she just had them beam the whole building into orbit.

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** "Ex Deus Machina" saw Ba'al hold Earth to ransom by filling a skyscraper full of naquadah and turning it into a bomb with a yield probably well beyond the city-buster range. Since the ''Prometheus'' was on station, once Carter tracked down figured out the building WAS the bomb she just had them beam the whole building thing into orbit.
23rd Mar '16 4:51:06 PM WillKeaton
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* Multiple times in ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic.

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* Multiple times in ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic. ''
18th Jan '16 9:39:07 AM Discar
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* The [[TransportersAndTeleporters transporter]] in ''StarTrek'' has been used not a small number of times to quickly beam some explosive that's about to go off safely out into space.

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* The [[TransportersAndTeleporters [[{{Teleportation}} transporter]] in ''StarTrek'' has been used not a small number of times to quickly beam some explosive that's about to go off safely out into space.
11th Jan '16 1:35:32 PM StFan
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* ''[[AngelsAndDemons Angels & Demons]]'' had the MagnificentBastard fly an anti-matter bomb away from Rome in a helicopter. He survives, JustAsPlanned.
* ''[[Film/{{Superman}} Superman II]]'': Superman flies out into space with a hydrogen bomb so that when it detonates it won't harm the Earth.
* ''Voyage Into Space''. At the end the giant robot flies out into space with Emperor Guillotine's ship to save the Earth. It's not clear whether he's destroyed or not.

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* ''[[AngelsAndDemons Angels & Demons]]'' had ''Film/AngelsAndDemons'' has the MagnificentBastard fly an anti-matter bomb away from Rome in a helicopter. He survives, JustAsPlanned.
* ''[[Film/{{Superman}} Superman II]]'': ''Film/SupermanII'': Superman flies out into space with a hydrogen bomb so that when it detonates it won't harm the Earth.
* ''Voyage Into into Space''. At the end the giant robot flies out into space with Emperor Guillotine's ship to save the Earth. It's not clear whether he's destroyed or not.



* Film/IronMan does it with a nuke in ''Film/TheAvengers2012'', [[spoiler:taking it through the portal to the Chitauri mothership]].

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* Film/IronMan does it with a nuke in ''Film/TheAvengers2012'', ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', [[spoiler:taking it through the portal to the Chitauri mothership]].



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* Mar-Vell from ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' does this in [[Recap/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroesS1E15FourFiveNine "459"]] by flying with a Nega-Bomb to outer space. He almost doesn't make it so Thor finishes the deed.

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* Mar-Vell from ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' does this in [[Recap/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroesS1E15FourFiveNine "459"]] by flying with a Nega-Bomb to outer space. He almost doesn't make it so Thor finishes the deed.
6th Jan '16 8:26:49 PM SpacemanSpoof
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', the crew has to plant a bomb on a giant garbage ball that's on a collision course with Earth. Unfortunately, the Professor mounted the timer display on upside-down and set it for 15 seconds rather than 51 minutes. Bender grabs the bomb and throws it as far as he can into space, saving their lives but dooming the planet to smelly destruction. [[spoiler: Of course, they subsequently find another way to save the day.]]
19th Oct '15 6:15:48 AM skyborgsin
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* One of the early Ultimates issues had Galactus, now an hive mind composed of multiple probes, approach earth with the intent to kill, maim and eat it.
One of the several plans put in motion by SHIELD was, in a rare inversion of the trope, a transdimensional portal built by Reed Richards, tapping into a very young alternate dimension who just underwent the Big Bang in order to use the massive energy against the swarm.

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* One of the early Ultimates issues had Galactus, now an hive mind composed of multiple probes, approach earth with the intent to kill, maim and eat it.
it. One of the several plans put in motion by SHIELD was, in a rare inversion of the trope, a transdimensional portal built by Reed Richards, tapping into a very young alternate dimension who just underwent the Big Bang in order to use the massive energy against the swarm.
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