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18th Jul '16 7:47:51 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* On an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' Brain designed a tooth extraction machine to remove ARthur's loose tooth. After he attempts to use a melon to demostrate the machien goes crazy and tries to run away, leaving him to press a self destruct button he built into the machine's remote, causing the machine to explode rather violently (seen as only a flash and boom).

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* On an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' Brain designed a tooth extraction machine to remove ARthur's Arthur's loose tooth. After he attempts to use a melon to demostrate demonstrate the machien machine goes crazy and tries to run away, leaving him to press a self destruct button he built into the machine's remote, causing the machine to explode rather violently (seen as only a flash and boom).
18th Jul '16 7:47:08 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* On an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' Brain designed a tooth extraction machine to remove ARthur's loose tooth. After he attempts to use a melon to demostrate the machien goes crazy and tries to run away, leaving him to press a self destruct button he built into the machine's remote, causing the machine to explode rather violently (seen as only a flash and boom).
16th Jul '16 5:03:25 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Inverted in E.E. Smith and Stephen Goldin's "Eclipsing Binaries": the face-off is between the Good Guys and the Dragon, when the BigBad calls up and informs all that a self-destruct mechanism is ticking aboard their space station, then orders the Dragon to [[YouHaveFailedMe stay and die to atone for her repeated failures]]. She disobeys, holding off the heroes at gunpoint and stealing the EscapePod... in which the actual destruct mechanism was planted. The DangerouslyGenreSavvy BigBad was relying on the heroes' repeatedly demonstrated ability to escape from a lethal situation in order to coax them into it, but hadn't counted on her minion taking independent action for once.

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* Inverted in E.E. Smith and Stephen Goldin's "Eclipsing Binaries": the face-off is between the Good Guys and the Dragon, when the BigBad calls up and informs all that a self-destruct mechanism is ticking aboard their space station, then orders the Dragon to [[YouHaveFailedMe stay and die to atone for her repeated failures]]. She disobeys, holding off the heroes at gunpoint and stealing the EscapePod... in which the actual destruct mechanism was planted. The DangerouslyGenreSavvy BigBad was relying on the heroes' repeatedly demonstrated ability to escape from a lethal situation in order to coax them into it, but hadn't counted on her minion taking independent action for once.



** In ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'', [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Prof. Ryoma Sengoku]] shows his [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Dangerous Genre Savvy]] late in the series by revealing that he installed remote-activated "breakers" in the [[TransformationTrinket Genesis Drivers]] he invented, figuring that he might one day have to fight one of their users.

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** In ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'', [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Prof. Ryoma Sengoku]] shows his [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Dangerous Genre Savvy]] smarts late in the series by revealing that he installed remote-activated "breakers" in the [[TransformationTrinket Genesis Drivers]] he invented, figuring that he might one day have to fight one of their users.



* Subverted and parodied in ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'', where, while trying to foil the plot of bunch of [[MadScientist evil scientists]] in the arctic, Lothar mocks Virus for suggesting the possibility of a self-destruct switch, which Virus indeed finds in the form of a BigRedButton. As it happened, the resident villains were DangerouslyGenreSavvy, as the button instead triggered the alarm.

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* Subverted and parodied in ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'', where, while trying to foil the plot of bunch of [[MadScientist evil scientists]] in the arctic, Lothar mocks Virus for suggesting the possibility of a self-destruct switch, which Virus indeed finds in the form of a BigRedButton. As it happened, the resident villains were DangerouslyGenreSavvy, smart, as the button instead triggered the alarm.



* Played with in ''Webcomic/RealLifeComics'', when [[spoiler:[[MadScientist Tony]]'s clone activates the self-destruct on his space station before being killed. When Tony's friends ask for the override code, he points out that [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy having an override code would defeat the entire purpose of a self-destruct system]].]]

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* Played with in ''Webcomic/RealLifeComics'', when [[spoiler:[[MadScientist Tony]]'s clone activates the self-destruct on his space station before being killed. When Tony's friends ask for the override code, he points out that [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy having an override code would defeat the entire purpose of a self-destruct system]].system.]]
5th Jul '16 9:01:15 AM Winter
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* Subject of a brief gag in ''Film/DrStrangelove'': "I think the auto-destruct mechanism got hit and blew itself up."

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* Subject of a brief gag in ''Film/DrStrangelove'': "I think the auto-destruct mechanism got hit and blew itself up."" The crew also tests the self-destruct circuits when departing on the mission. It seems to be a fairly low-key mechanism intended to destroy classified equipment, like the CRM-114 discriminator used for encrypted communications.
25th Jun '16 10:21:31 AM StarTropes
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** The Borg Queen can order her ships to self-destruct, as she demonstrates when drones on various ships start breaking free of the HiveMind.
23rd Jun '16 9:58:11 PM KhymChanur
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* All Wiki/SCPFoundation sites housing Keter class [=SCPs=] (and even some sites that don't) have an [[NuclearOption armed nuclear warhead]] on site, to be set off if things go really bad. For some of the more deadly Keter [=SCPs=], ''this would only slow them down''.
9th Jun '16 2:56:57 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In the AcceptableTV short "Homeless James Bond" one of the villains' lair is just a very large conglomerate of cardboard boxes and the self-destruct mechanism which the titular hero activates is a long strip of duct tape which once pulled away causes the "lair" to collapse, accompanied by a BigNo courtesy of the villain.

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* In the AcceptableTV ''WebOriginal/Channel101'' short "Homeless James Bond" one of the villains' lair is just a very large conglomerate of cardboard boxes and the self-destruct mechanism which the titular hero activates is a long strip of duct tape which once pulled away causes the "lair" to collapse, accompanied by a BigNo courtesy of the villain.
7th Jun '16 11:45:02 PM Chabal2
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* The Wiki/SCPFoundation keeps ''nukes'' on sites containing Keter class SCP, to be used if containment is completely lost, and can't be reestablished. Of course, since [[EndofTheWorldasWeKnowit to be Keter, the object basically has to be able to end the world]], it is justified.

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* The Wiki/SCPFoundation keeps ''nukes'' on sites containing Keter class SCP, to be used if containment is completely lost, and can't be reestablished. Of course, since [[EndofTheWorldasWeKnowit to be Keter, the object basically has to be able to end the world]], it is justified. And at least one of those SCPs is thought to be tough enough to survive nuking (and if it is, it'll be immune to nukes afterwards).
31st May '16 9:20:15 PM wolftickets1969
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** In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', you find out during "The Lost Patrol" that PowerArmor suits have a failsafe mechanism that overloads the fusion core and fuses the servo joints in place, preventing the armor from being used or salvaged by the enemy.
19th May '16 2:04:46 PM gophergiggles
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** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' actually ''parodies'' the series' love of self-destruct sequences. In the finale Ada has rigged the entire island with explosives and set a timer, and given Leon a heads up and a means to escape. Leon's more than accustomed to escaping such sequences at this point, but poor Ashley Graham on the other hand...
--> '''Leon (Calmly):''' We have to get off this island now. It's going to blow any minute.
--> '''Ashley (Panicked):''' IT'S GONNA '''WHAT?!'''
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