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11th Feb '16 9:02:04 PM Unknownlight
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17th Dec '15 12:13:47 PM erforce
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* In ''[[Film/AlienVsPredator Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem]]'', [[spoiler:TheMenInBlack deal with the Alien infestation by blowing up the entire town, leaving only the heroes who were smart enough to ignore the government advice to stay in the position and wait for evacuation.]]

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* In ''[[Film/AlienVsPredator Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem]]'', ''Film/AliensVsPredatorRequiem'', [[spoiler:TheMenInBlack deal with the Alien infestation by blowing up the entire town, leaving only the heroes who were smart enough to ignore the government advice to stay in the position and wait for evacuation.]]
7th Sep '15 12:53:03 PM nombretomado
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** Let's not forget the WorldWarHulk arc, where The Hulk caused a ludicrous amount of damage to NewYorkCity. Admittedly, it was (somewhat) justified. Well, kinda. Ok, not really. He does ask for New York to be evacuated and this is while he's almost as mad as he can get due to his pregnant wife having been just killed. [[spoiler: Regular people even sympathize and cheer him on while he brutalizes and humiliates the heroes he blames for this, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, Black Bolt, and Mister Fantastic then spares them claiming he wants justice not vengeance.]]

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** Let's not forget the WorldWarHulk arc, where The Hulk caused a ludicrous amount of damage to NewYorkCity.UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity. Admittedly, it was (somewhat) justified. Well, kinda. Ok, not really. He does ask for New York to be evacuated and this is while he's almost as mad as he can get due to his pregnant wife having been just killed. [[spoiler: Regular people even sympathize and cheer him on while he brutalizes and humiliates the heroes he blames for this, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, Black Bolt, and Mister Fantastic then spares them claiming he wants justice not vengeance.]]
12th Aug '15 10:03:15 AM bluemist9999
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* This is the reason GeorgeOrwell's (a.k.a. Eric Arthur Blair) famous dystopian novel ''1984'' has such a downer ending. Mr. Orwell was dying from tuberculosis at the time he wrote the book.
27th Jul '15 10:49:52 AM Beacon80
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17th Jun '15 5:37:17 PM Paranoia
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', anything that touches Master Shake and then a surface (wall, ceiling, or floor) will explode. [[ConvectionSchmonvection With no effects on anything around it]]. [[EpilepticTrees Fans often speculate that this is Shake's superpower]]. Fortunately (for Meat Wad at least), Shake seems entirely unaware of this effect.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', anything that touches Master Shake and then a surface (wall, ceiling, or floor) will explode. [[ConvectionSchmonvection With no effects on anything around it]]. [[EpilepticTrees Fans often speculate that this is Shake's superpower]]. Fortunately (for Meat Wad at least), neither Shake seems entirely unaware of nor anybody else seem to really notice this effect.
14th Apr '15 5:59:09 PM nombretomado
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* DarkAge comics seemed to go through a period when blowing up or wrecking cities, or killing off characters, was the flavor of the decade. Especially [[TheDCU DC]] with its Coast City debacle, Gotham City's "No Man's Land", and three-quarters of Metropolis being wrecked. And Montevideo (wonder how the real city took the news?). The capitol of Nebraska gets nuked by an alien thingy, with the after effects blowing over half of Smallville. They seem to be reverting to this again with several [[ThrowAwayCountry throw-away countries]] being violently depopulated and Bludhaven drowning in toxic chemicals/going boom.

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* DarkAge [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Dark Age]] comics seemed to go through a period when blowing up or wrecking cities, or killing off characters, was the flavor of the decade. Especially [[TheDCU DC]] with its Coast City debacle, Gotham City's "No Man's Land", and three-quarters of Metropolis being wrecked. And Montevideo (wonder how the real city took the news?). The capitol of Nebraska gets nuked by an alien thingy, with the after effects blowing over half of Smallville. They seem to be reverting to this again with several [[ThrowAwayCountry throw-away countries]] being violently depopulated and Bludhaven drowning in toxic chemicals/going boom.
31st Mar '15 2:10:07 PM Tayot84
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** Let's not forget the WorldWarHulk arc, where The Hulk caused a ludicrous amount of damage to NewYorkCity. Admittedly, it was (somewhat) justified. Well, kinda. Ok, not really.
*** He does ask for New York to be evacuated and this is while he's almost as mad as he can get due to his pregnant wife having been just killed. [[spoiler: Regular people even sympathize and cheer him on while he brutalizes and humiliates the heroes he blames for this, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, Black Bolt, and Mister Fantastic then spares them claiming he wants justice not vengeance.]]

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** Let's not forget the WorldWarHulk arc, where The Hulk caused a ludicrous amount of damage to NewYorkCity. Admittedly, it was (somewhat) justified. Well, kinda. Ok, not really.
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really. He does ask for New York to be evacuated and this is while he's almost as mad as he can get due to his pregnant wife having been just killed. [[spoiler: Regular people even sympathize and cheer him on while he brutalizes and humiliates the heroes he blames for this, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, Black Bolt, and Mister Fantastic then spares them claiming he wants justice not vengeance.]]
31st Mar '15 4:30:47 AM Tayot84
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*** He does ask for New York to be evacuated and this is while he's almost as mad as he can get due to his pregnant wife having been just killed. [[spoiler: Regular people even sympathize and cheer him on while he brutalizes and humiliates the heroes he blames for this, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, Black Bolt, and Mister Fantastic then spares them claiming he wants justice not vengeance.]]
11th Oct '14 10:01:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''JudgeDredd'' also followed this trend; from the early comics, where a Judge would risk his life to save a single child, to later when it was acceptable behavior to gun down one innocent if it meant hitting the two perps next to them, to some storylines where wholesale carnage was status quo. ''Graveyard Shift'' was about the riots and carnage in Mega-City that cost thousands of lives and was assumed to happen ''nightly''.

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* ''JudgeDredd'' ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' also followed this trend; from the early comics, where a Judge would risk his life to save a single child, to later when it was acceptable behavior to gun down one innocent if it meant hitting the two perps next to them, to some storylines where wholesale carnage was status quo. ''Graveyard Shift'' was about the riots and carnage in Mega-City that cost thousands of lives and was assumed to happen ''nightly''.



* Subverted in ''{{Outbreak}}''. The viewers were given plenty of information about the residents of the town about to be bombed. So naturally the day is saved.

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* Subverted in ''{{Outbreak}}''.''Film/{{Outbreak}}''. The viewers were given plenty of information about the residents of the town about to be bombed. So naturally the day is saved.



* WordOfGod states that this is the reason [[spoiler: half the cast gets blown up]] in ''TheStand''.
* E M Dutch does this in ''AnotherDayAnotherNightmare''. Every time she reached a plot hole, or suffered from writers' block, she killed someone off. In increasingly imaginative ways, including a flock of exploding pink [[strike:budgies]] parakeets. I really wish I was kidding. Apparently, the (as yet unpublished) sequel(s) contains more of the same, to the extent that the author has stated she can't write another in the series because everyone with unresolved plot has already been killed off...

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* WordOfGod states that this is the reason [[spoiler: half the cast gets blown up]] in ''TheStand''.
''Literature/TheStand''.
* E M Dutch does this in ''AnotherDayAnotherNightmare''.''Literature/AnotherDayAnotherNightmare''. Every time she reached a plot hole, or suffered from writers' block, she killed someone off. In increasingly imaginative ways, including a flock of exploding pink [[strike:budgies]] parakeets. I really wish I was kidding. Apparently, the (as yet unpublished) sequel(s) contains more of the same, to the extent that the author has stated she can't write another in the series because everyone with unresolved plot has already been killed off...



* ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'' without a doubt. The writers seem to create characters, buildings, and whole cities for the express purpose of killing or destroying them later.

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* ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'' ''Series/TwentyFour'' without a doubt. The writers seem to create characters, buildings, and whole cities for the express purpose of killing or destroying them later.
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