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18th May '17 11:00:27 AM Danielg342
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* In an episode of ''Series/CriminalMinds'', an ambulance has been rigged with explosives and left in a hospital's basement garage, to be detonated via cell phone. Penelope can only jam the cell towers for so long, so Derick has to drive the ambulance out to an empty city park and ditch it before the unsub gets his service back.

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* In an ''Series/CriminalMinds'' episode of ''Series/CriminalMinds'', "Mayhem" (S4E01), an ambulance has been rigged with explosives and left in a hospital's basement garage, to be detonated via cell phone. Penelope can only jam the cell towers for so long, so Derick Derek has to drive the ambulance out to an empty city park and ditch it before the unsub gets his service back.
5th May '17 10:42:31 AM AthenaBlue
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E12Warhead "Warhead"]], Zeb, Chopper and AP-5 have to deal with an Imperial infiltrator droid with a SelfDestructMechanism that will activate if they attempt to destroy it or wipe its memory. The plan Zeb comes up with is to have Chopper freeze the self-destruct, then have AP-5 reprogram the droid to self-destruct when it returns to the Empire. It works perfectly, resulting in the destruction of an entire Star Destroyer.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E12Warhead "Warhead"]], Zeb, Chopper and AP-5 have to deal with an Imperial infiltrator droid with a SelfDestructMechanism that will activate if they attempt to destroy it or wipe its memory. The plan Zeb comes up with is to have with, after Chopper freeze freezes the self-destruct, then is to have AP-5 reprogram the droid to self-destruct when it returns to the Empire. It works perfectly, resulting in the destruction of an entire Star Destroyer.
30th Apr '17 4:32:47 PM AthenaBlue
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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... Relocating The Explosion far away from your 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.

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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... Relocating The Explosion far away from your 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." "safely". Cue a distant explosion, and the nagging question the viewers are left concerning your ultimate fate.
30th Apr '17 10:37:18 AM AthenaBlue
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* At the end of ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'', the titular hero sacrifices himself by flying into the sky to meet an oncoming missile head-on. [[spoiler: He manages to survive, barely.]]

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* At the end of ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'', the titular hero sacrifices himself by flying into the sky to meet an oncoming missile head-on. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He manages to survive, barely.]]



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* In ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'', Rip allows a warhead containing deadly nanomachines to detonate above his jet, at which point he flies off into space so that the little machines can't devour UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC. He survives.

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* In ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'', Rip allows a warhead containing deadly nanomachines to detonate above his jet, at which point he flies off into space so that the little machines can't devour UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC. He survives.
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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.
* ''Film/VoyageIntoSpace''. 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/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', [[spoiler:taking it through the portal to the Chitauri mothership]].

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* Film/IronMan does it In the climax of ''Literature/BlackSunday'', [[spoiler: Kabakov and Corley [[SternChase chase down the stolen blimp in a commandeered helicopter]]. Kabakov kills Dahlia, mortally wounds Lander, and damages the bomb's detonator with a nuke in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', [[spoiler:taking it through an SMG. Unfortunately, the portal to blimp is still on course for the Chitauri mothership]].stadium, and Lander is able to light the backup fuse (an old-fashioned slow-burning type) before he dies. With minutes to spare, Kabakov jumps onto the top of the blimp and attaches a cable onto it, and they're able to tow it over the Atlantic before it detonates]].



* In ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'', Rip allows a warhead containing deadly nanomachines to detonate above his jet, at which point he flies off into space so that the little machines can't devour UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC. He survives.
* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** Film/IronMan does it with a nuke in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', [[spoiler:taking it through the portal to the Chitauri mothership]].
** Subverted in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. Scarlet Witch tries to prevent a suicide bomber from killing anyone else by sending him flying upwards into the sky, but the bomb explodes when he's still only a few stories above the ground, killing many people on the relevant floors of an adjacent office building.
* In ''Film/MedusasChild'', the cargo plane is free to go anywhere since one of the nuke's tracking devices (the one to ensure it wasn't moved from the Pentagon) failed, so they decide to fool the second one (the one to ensure its creator's ex-wife didn't move away from it) by taping the wife's pacemaker to it and drop it to the ocean.



* In ''Film/MedusasChild'', the cargo plane is free to go anywhere since one of the nuke's tracking devices (the one to ensure it wasn't moved from the Pentagon) failed, so they decide to fool the second one (the one to ensure its creator's ex-wife didn't move away from it) by taping the wife's pacemaker to it and drop it to the ocean.
* In the climax of ''Literature/BlackSunday'', [[spoiler: Kabakov and Corley [[SternChase chase down the stolen blimp in a commandeered helicopter]]. Kabakov kills Dahlia, mortally wounds Lander, and damages the bomb's detonator with an SMG. Unfortunately, the blimp is still on course for the stadium, and Lander is able to light the backup fuse (an old-fashioned slow-burning type) before he dies. With minutes to spare, Kabakov jumps onto the top of the blimp and attaches a cable onto it, and they're able to tow it over the Atlantic before it detonates]].
* Subverted in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. Scarlet Witch tries to prevent a suicide bomber from killing anyone else by sending him flying upwards into the sky, but the bomb explodes when he's still only a few stories above the ground, killing many people on the relevant floors of an adjacent office building.

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* In ''Film/MedusasChild'', the cargo plane is free to go anywhere since one of the nuke's tracking devices (the one to ensure it wasn't moved from the Pentagon) failed, so they decide to fool the second one (the one to ensure its creator's ex-wife didn't move away from it) by taping the wife's pacemaker to it and drop it to the ocean.
* In the climax of ''Literature/BlackSunday'', [[spoiler: Kabakov and Corley [[SternChase chase down the stolen blimp in a commandeered helicopter]]. Kabakov kills Dahlia, mortally wounds Lander, and damages the bomb's detonator
''Film/SupermanII'': Superman flies out into space with an SMG. 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.
* ''Film/VoyageIntoSpace''. At
the blimp is still on course for end the stadium, and Lander is able to light the backup fuse (an old-fashioned slow-burning type) before he dies. With minutes to spare, Kabakov jumps onto the top of the blimp and attaches a cable onto it, and they're able to tow it over the Atlantic before it detonates]].
* Subverted in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. Scarlet Witch tries to prevent a suicide bomber from killing anyone else by sending him flying upwards
giant robot flies out into space with Emperor Guillotine's ship to save the sky, but the bomb explodes when Earth. It's not clear whether he's still only a few stories above the ground, killing many people on the relevant floors of an adjacent office building.destroyed or not.



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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': At the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E10TheDoctorDances "The Doctor Dances"]], Jack saves the Doctor, Rose, and a whole group of other people from being blown up by a WWII German bomb by tractor beam-ing it into his own ship and flying away. The Doctor and Rose are able to save him before the bomb's stasis breaks and blows up Jack's ship.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': At the end of ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E10TheDoctorDances "The Doctor Dances"]], Dances"]]: At the end, Jack saves the Doctor, Rose, and a whole group of other people from being blown up by a WWII German bomb by tractor beam-ing it into his own ship and flying away. The Doctor and Rose are able to save him before the bomb's stasis breaks and blows up Jack's ship.ship.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E3ThinIce "Thin Ice"]]: The villain, Lord Sutcliffe, has set up a tent full of explosives [[spoiler:with the intent to break the ice on the river and send everyone at the Frost Fair plummeting into the water to serve as food for the giant serpent imprisoned at the bottom of the Thames. The Doctor secretly moves the barrels of explosives underwater, positioning them to destroy the serpent's chains when set off.]] The apparent failure of the explosives prompts a WheresTheKaboom reaction from Sutcliffe, who then makes the mistake [[spoiler:of running onto the ice, leading to his death]].



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11th Apr '17 11:54:33 AM AthenaBlue
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* In the ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' season 1 finale, Nathan flies Peter up into the sky so that his brother's nuclear detonation doesn't level the city.
* At the end of an episode of ''Series/{{Chuck}}'', Chuck takes a bomb into his car and drives away with it to save Sarah and John. It explodes in the distance, while a horrified Sarah looks on. Fortunately, he was never in the car to begin with, having stepped out to remote control it from a distance.
* This results in the death of [[spoiler:Carson Beckett]] in ''Series/StargateAtlantis''.



* In ''Series/{{Lost}}'', [[spoiler:Sayid]] picks up the recently discovered detonation device to take it away from the other Losties on board the submarine. The sub [[spoiler:still sinks however and Jin and Sun get trapped]] in the process.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'':
** "Redemption, Part 2", where O'Neill had to use the X-302 SpaceFighter prototype to fly the stargate away from the Earth because Anubis had a device that turned it into a bomb with an explosion large enough to destroy the [[DoomsdayDevice entire planet]].
** "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 figured out the building WAS the bomb she just had them beam the whole thing into orbit.
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Doctor Dances", Jack saves the Doctor, Rose, and a whole group of other people from being blown up by a WWII German bomb by tractor beam-ing it into his own ship and flying away. The Doctor and Rose are able to save him before the bomb's stasis breaks and blows up Jack's ship.



* In an episode of ''Series/CriminalMinds'', an ambulance has been rigged with explosives and left in a hospital's basement garage, to be detonated via cell phone. Penelope can only jam the cell towers for so long, so Derick has to drive the ambulance out to an empty city park and ditch it before the unsub gets his service back.

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* ''Series/{{Blindspot}}'': In an episode of ''Series/CriminalMinds'', an ambulance has been rigged with explosives and left in a hospital's basement garage, to be detonated via cell phone. Penelope can only jam the cell towers for so long, so Derick has Pilot episode, a terrorist plants a plastic explosive on a subway train. Since Kurt Weller doesn't know how to drive disarm it, he instead scrapes as much of the ambulance out to an empty city park and ditch it before plastic explosive off the unsub gets his service back.detonator as he can, then throws the detonator down the tunnel as hard as he can. It works.



* At the end of an episode of ''Series/{{Chuck}}'', Chuck takes a bomb into his car and drives away with it to save Sarah and John. It explodes in the distance, while a horrified Sarah looks on. Fortunately, he was never in the car to begin with, having stepped out to remote control it from a distance.
* In an episode of ''Series/CriminalMinds'', an ambulance has been rigged with explosives and left in a hospital's basement garage, to be detonated via cell phone. Penelope can only jam the cell towers for so long, so Derick has to drive the ambulance out to an empty city park and ditch it before the unsub gets his service back.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': At the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E10TheDoctorDances "The Doctor Dances"]], Jack saves the Doctor, Rose, and a whole group of other people from being blown up by a WWII German bomb by tractor beam-ing it into his own ship and flying away. The Doctor and Rose are able to save him before the bomb's stasis breaks and blows up Jack's ship.
* In the ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' season 1 finale, Nathan flies Peter up into the sky so that his brother's nuclear detonation doesn't level the city.
* In ''Series/{{Lost}}'', [[spoiler:Sayid]] picks up the recently discovered detonation device to take it away from the other Losties on board the submarine. The sub [[spoiler:still sinks however and Jin and Sun get trapped]] in the process.
* One episode of ''Series/MacGyver2016'' had Mac finding a bomb in a crowded street without enough time to be able to try disarming it, so the team drives to an empty parking lot and leaves it there. Unfortunately, the authorities then think that [[MistakenForTerrorist they had planted the bomb in the first place]].



* ''[[Franchise/StargateVerse Stargate Verse]]'':
** ''Series/StargateSG1'':
*** "Redemption, Part 2", where O'Neill had to use the X-302 SpaceFighter prototype to fly the stargate away from the Earth because Anubis had a device that turned it into a bomb with an explosion large enough to destroy the [[DoomsdayDevice entire planet]].
*** "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 figured out the building WAS the bomb she just had them beam the whole thing into orbit.
** This results in the death of [[spoiler:Carson Beckett]] in ''Series/StargateAtlantis''.



* ''Series/{{Blindspot}}'': In the Pilot episode, a terrorist plants a plastic explosive on a subway train. Since Kurt Weller doesn't know how to disarm it, he instead scrapes as much of the plastic explosive off the detonator as he can, then throws the detonator down the tunnel as hard as he can. It works.
* One episode of ''Series/MacGyver2016'' had Mac finding a bomb in a crowded street without enough time to be able to try disarming it, so the team drives to an empty parking lot and leaves it there. Unfortunately, the authorities then think that [[MistakenForTerrorist they had planted the bomb in the first place]].
11th Apr '17 11:51:27 AM AthenaBlue
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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited:''
** In one episode, ComicBook/CaptainAtom's suit gets breached during combat, forcing him to fly into space so that his subsequent detonation doesn't kill his fellow heroes. He gets better.
** In the episode "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueS2E21And22WildCards Wild Cards]]", the Flash is attempting to defuse a bomb in the middle of Las Vegas. Since there's only a few seconds left on the timer, and [[WireDilemma he can't remember which wire to cut]], he simply grabs the bomb and [[SuperSpeed runs]] into the desert with it.

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* Mar-Vell from ''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.
* Franchise/{{DCAU}}:
** The ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Time Out of Joint" features a time-slowing device that lets the user move at [[Franchise/TheFlash Flash-like]] speeds. Batman uses the device to carry a bomb out of Gotham City and throw it into a nearby river as it's in the process of exploding.
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In one episode, ComicBook/CaptainAtom's suit gets breached during combat, forcing him to fly into space so that his subsequent detonation doesn't kill his fellow heroes. He gets better.
** *** In the episode "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueS2E21And22WildCards Wild Cards]]", the Flash is attempting to defuse a bomb in the middle of Las Vegas. Since there's only a few seconds left on the timer, and [[WireDilemma he can't remember which wire to cut]], he simply grabs the bomb and [[SuperSpeed runs]] into the desert with it.it.
* 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 52 seconds rather than 25 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.]]



* The ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Time Out of Joint" features a time-slowing device that lets the user move at [[Franchise/TheFlash Flash-like]] speeds. Batman uses the device to carry a bomb out of Gotham City and throw it into a nearby river as it's in the process of exploding.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Time Out of Joint" features ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E12Warhead "Warhead"]], Zeb, Chopper and AP-5 have to deal with an Imperial infiltrator droid with a time-slowing device SelfDestructMechanism that lets will activate if they attempt to destroy it or wipe its memory. The plan Zeb comes up with is to have Chopper freeze the user move at [[Franchise/TheFlash Flash-like]] speeds. Batman uses self-destruct, then have AP-5 reprogram the device droid to carry a bomb out of Gotham City and throw self-destruct when it into a nearby river as it's returns to the Empire. It works perfectly, resulting in the process destruction of exploding.an entire Star Destroyer.



* Mar-Vell from ''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.
* 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 52 seconds rather than 25 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.]]
27th Mar '17 10:57:49 AM Bissek
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* One episode of ''Series/MacGyver2017'' had Mac finding a bomb in a crowded street without enough time to be able to try disarming it, so the team drives to an empty parking lot and leaves it there. Unfortunately, the authorities then think that [[MistakenForTerrorist they had planted the bomb in the first place]].

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* One episode of ''Series/MacGyver2017'' ''Series/MacGyver2016'' had Mac finding a bomb in a crowded street without enough time to be able to try disarming it, so the team drives to an empty parking lot and leaves it there. Unfortunately, the authorities then think that [[MistakenForTerrorist they had planted the bomb in the first place]].
27th Mar '17 10:57:27 AM Bissek
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* One episode of ''Series/MacGyver2017'' had Mac finding a bomb in a crowded street without enough time to be able to try disarming it, so the team drives to an empty parking lot and leaves it there. Unfortunately, the authorities then think that [[MistakenForTerrorist they had planted the bomb in the first place]].
20th Jan '17 6:03:08 PM Jhonny
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* Similar to the V1 example, the Brits intentionally reported on V2s hitting areas south of London (when in reality they were hitting London, their intended target) so that the Germans would think they were undershooting their target, thus correcting and sending the next batch of V2s into some less densely populated areas north of London. It worked.
20th Jan '17 3:03:34 AM LondonKdS
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* Subverted in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. Scarlet Witch ends up blowing up part of an office building when she redirects a bomb away from the ground-level crowds but angles it too close to the building.

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* Subverted in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. Scarlet Witch ends up blowing up part tries to prevent a suicide bomber from killing anyone else by sending him flying upwards into the sky, but the bomb explodes when he's still only a few stories above the ground, killing many people on the relevant floors of an adjacent office building when she redirects a bomb away from the ground-level crowds but angles it too close to the building.
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