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8th Jun '16 11:16:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted by the ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' mini-series. Over the course of the television series, the protagonist, Crichton, had an AI construct implanted in his mind. Causing a vivid hallucination, this "Harvey" finally dies off at the end as his purpose is fullfilled. Crichton has been dropping sci-fi and pop-culture references throughout the series, and Harvey with him. As such, he shows himself dying in lieu of the (rather obscure) ending of ''[[TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey]]'', but concedes he found RidingTheBomb an attractive way to go as well.

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* Subverted by the ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' mini-series. Over the course of the television series, the protagonist, Crichton, had an AI construct implanted in his mind. Causing a vivid hallucination, this "Harvey" finally dies off at the end as his purpose is fullfilled. Crichton has been dropping sci-fi and pop-culture references throughout the series, and Harvey with him. As such, he shows himself dying in lieu of the (rather obscure) ending of ''[[TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey]]'', ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', but concedes he found RidingTheBomb an attractive way to go as well.
16th Apr '16 3:45:04 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Music/{{Gloryhammer}}: The music video for "Rise of the Chaos Wizards" off their second album ''Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards'' ends with the asteroid on which the re-formed Heroes of Dundee are fighting the forces of Zargothrax crashing into Southeast Asia.
21st Mar '16 7:02:06 PM desertman
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* ''VideoGames/TalesFromTheBorderlands'' has [[spoiler:[[IdiotSavant Scooter]] getting his hand stuck in a faulty booster rocket that will explodes destroy the ship that the protagonists are on if he can't get it off their ship. He knows he can't get his hand out in time, so he decides to FaceDeathWithDignity and make a HeroicSacrifice instead, detaching the damaged booster from the ship. His last moments with Fiona are a poignant, heartfelt exchange before he pushes himself and the booster away from the ship and rides it into Pandora's atmosphere, bellowing his CatchPhrase all the while.]] He still thinks that it's an awesome way to go.

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* ''VideoGames/TalesFromTheBorderlands'' ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'' has [[spoiler:[[IdiotSavant Scooter]] getting his hand stuck in a faulty booster rocket that will explodes destroy the ship that the protagonists are on if he can't get it off their ship. He knows he can't get his hand out in time, so he decides to FaceDeathWithDignity and make a HeroicSacrifice instead, detaching the damaged booster from the ship. His last moments with Fiona are a poignant, heartfelt exchange before he pushes himself and the booster away from the ship and rides it into Pandora's atmosphere, bellowing his CatchPhrase all the while.]] He still thinks that it's an awesome way to go.
8th Mar '16 3:31:00 AM Hunn2070
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' the [[OurOrcsAreDifferent orks]] have grot-guided bombs, which are are based on the above-mentioned manned bombs. A gretchin (small orkoid subspecie, similar to goblins in the fantasy setting) will steer to bomb to it's target, increasing it's accuarracy. Ofcourse the mekboys tend to forget to tell the pilot that it's a one-way flight. Their assault troops are called Storm Boyz and are full-sized Orkz whose jump-packs look like someone just strapped a live rocket to their back... Because that's exactly what they did. Whether or not the rocket explodes on a bad roll rather than just fly off in a random direction depends on the edition being played.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' the [[OurOrcsAreDifferent orks]] have grot-guided bombs, which are are based on the above-mentioned manned bombs. A gretchin (small orkoid subspecie, similar to goblins in the fantasy setting) will steer to bomb to it's target, increasing it's accuarracy. Ofcourse accuracy. Of course the mekboys tend to forget to tell the pilot that it's a one-way flight. Their assault troops are called Storm Boyz and are full-sized Orkz whose jump-packs look like someone just strapped a live rocket to their back... Because that's exactly what they did. Whether or not the rocket explodes on a bad roll rather than just fly off in a random direction depends on the edition being played.



** A reskin of said mount is available as a very rare drop on Valentine's Day. It's bright pink, sports zebra pimpmobile decorations and is naturally called "Big Love Rocket." [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Presumably, it can also get past radars.]]

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** A reskin re-skin of said mount is available as a very rare drop on Valentine's Day. It's bright pink, sports zebra pimpmobile decorations and is naturally called "Big Love Rocket." [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Presumably, it can also get past radars.]]
6th Feb '16 11:06:32 AM nombretomado
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* In AustralianRulesFootball, the WEG poster for the Essendon Bombers' 1984 premiership depicts Bombers coach Kevin Sheedy doing this.

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* In AustralianRulesFootball, UsefulNotes/AustralianRulesFootball, the WEG poster for the Essendon Bombers' 1984 premiership depicts Bombers coach Kevin Sheedy doing this.
5th Feb '16 7:51:47 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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** The combined video for that song and "Dividing by Zero" plays it literally, with the protagonist, a fighter pilot, hanging on to a chain attached to a missile after his plane is downed, performing various death-defying feats and even attempting to take out the enemy leader's flying fortress [[spoiler:though he ultimately fails.]]
1st Feb '16 10:20:30 PM Mjolnir13621
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*Used in ''Literature/TheLostFleet'' in the ''Beyond the Frontier'' sequels by a race of homicidal herbivores who attack anything that isn't theirs. They launch a barrage of piloted rockets.
23rd Jan '16 9:20:38 PM nombretomado
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* In a ''StrontiumDog'' story guest starring UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, Reagan had a dream where he rode a giant bomb into Moscow dressed as a {{cowboy}} and killed everyone.

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* In a ''StrontiumDog'' ''ComicBook/StrontiumDog'' story guest starring UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, Reagan had a dream where he rode a giant bomb into Moscow dressed as a {{cowboy}} and killed everyone.
4th Jan '16 2:04:06 PM nombretomado
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* One of the crocs in ''PearlsBeforeSwine'' is seen doing this. [[spoiler: He survives.]]

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* One of the crocs in ''PearlsBeforeSwine'' ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' is seen doing this. [[spoiler: He survives.]]
15th Nov '15 11:56:53 AM nombretomado
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* In a ''StrontiumDog'' story guest starring RonaldReagan, Reagan had a dream where he rode a giant bomb into Moscow dressed as a {{cowboy}} and killed everyone.

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* In a ''StrontiumDog'' story guest starring RonaldReagan, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, Reagan had a dream where he rode a giant bomb into Moscow dressed as a {{cowboy}} and killed everyone.
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