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6th Aug '16 10:40:24 PM FurryKef
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* ''Series/{{NUMB3RS}}'': In one episode, the case involves several reactors being taken down in an attempt to create a cascading failure. The shot of the shutdown when it occurs is basically the same thing as most shows/movies show though, but it's a bit more valid then a full electrical failure causing the skyline shutdown sequence.

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* ''Series/{{NUMB3RS}}'': In one episode, the case involves several reactors being taken down in an attempt to create a cascading failure. The shot of the shutdown when it occurs is basically the same thing as most shows/movies show though, but it's a bit more valid then than a full electrical failure causing the skyline shutdown sequence.



* One engineer working on the electronics of the then new B2 bomber invoked this trope for a demonstration by having the power indication lights of the various electronics turn on in sequence rather then simultaneously from a single master switch. This was either to limit power-on current or just to make a [[RuleOfCool more impressive visual presentation]].

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* One engineer working on the electronics of the then new then-new B2 bomber invoked this trope for a demonstration by having the power indication lights of the various electronics turn on in sequence rather then than simultaneously from a single master switch. This was either to limit power-on current or just to make a [[RuleOfCool more impressive visual presentation]].
26th Jul '16 10:00:16 AM Sark0TAG
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* ''VideoGame/{{Penumbra}}'': Overture'' ends with lights in a hallway clicking off one at a time, before Philip gets kidnapped.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Penumbra}}'': Overture'' ''Overture'' ends with lights in a hallway clicking off one at a time, before Philip gets kidnapped.
26th Jul '16 9:59:12 AM Sark0TAG
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* ''Penumbra: Overture'' ends with lights in a hallway clicking off one at a time, before Philip gets kidnapped.

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* ''Penumbra: ''VideoGame/{{Penumbra}}'': Overture'' ends with lights in a hallway clicking off one at a time, before Philip gets kidnapped.
20th Jul '16 6:29:08 PM eroock
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Last Exit to Springfield", the BigBlackout caused by Burns shutting down the power plant is traveling from neighborhood to neighborhood.
14th Jul '16 7:28:54 PM ultimomant
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* In TheHungerGamesCatchingFire, Katniss winds Beetee's wire around an arrow and shoots it into the dome overhead. The charge from the lightning strike on the tree can be seen following the arrow upward.

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* In TheHungerGamesCatchingFire, ''Film/TheHungerGamesCatchingFire'', Katniss winds Beetee's wire around an arrow and shoots it into the dome overhead. The charge from the lightning strike on the tree can be seen following the arrow upward.upward.
* In ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'', Spider-Man and his web lines are able to out-speed Electro's attacks. While it's true in canon that Spider-Man is insanely fast by human standards, he's nowhere near the speed of light.









1st Jan '16 7:38:14 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Smallville}}'': The episode "Idol". The Wonder Twins' attack on a criminal causes a blackout during which the lights of Metropolis turn off in segments.

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* ''{{Smallville}}'': ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': The episode "Idol". The Wonder Twins' attack on a criminal causes a blackout during which the lights of Metropolis turn off in segments.
12th Nov '15 5:02:55 PM nombretomado
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* In the 2009 ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' movie starring RobertDowneyJr and Jude Law, there is a scene where Holmes is fighting a giant man in an abandoned warehouse with the aid of an electric cattle prod. At one point his opponent is hanging on to a pipe on the wall for support, and Holmes touches the far end of the pipe with the cattle prod. Although it moves quickly the movement of the electricity (well, the magic blue sparks showing where the electricity is) as it races down the pipe is clearly visible.

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* In the 2009 ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' movie starring RobertDowneyJr Creator/RobertDowneyJr and Jude Law, there is a scene where Holmes is fighting a giant man in an abandoned warehouse with the aid of an electric cattle prod. At one point his opponent is hanging on to a pipe on the wall for support, and Holmes touches the far end of the pipe with the cattle prod. Although it moves quickly the movement of the electricity (well, the magic blue sparks showing where the electricity is) as it races down the pipe is clearly visible.
18th Oct '15 10:02:05 AM nombretomado
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* ''New Adventures of {{Superman}}'': Explosives under a light-beam cage were deactivated by having Lois setting off the explosives and Superman destroy the wall panel circuit before electricity reached the destination. This is PostCrisis, so Superman is ''fast,'' but '''not''' "here to Alpha Centauri in three seconds" fast.
* ''NUMB3RS'': In one episode, the case involves several reactors being taken down in an attempt to create a cascading failure. The shot of the shutdown when it occurs is basically the same thing as most shows/movies show though, but it's a bit more valid then a full electrical failure causing the skyline shutdown sequence.

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* ''New ''[[Series/LoisAndClark New Adventures of {{Superman}}'': Superman]]'': Explosives under a light-beam cage were deactivated by having Lois setting off the explosives and Superman destroy the wall panel circuit before electricity reached the destination. This is PostCrisis, ComicBook/PostCrisis, so Superman is ''fast,'' but '''not''' "here to Alpha Centauri in three seconds" fast.
* ''NUMB3RS'': ''Series/{{NUMB3RS}}'': In one episode, the case involves several reactors being taken down in an attempt to create a cascading failure. The shot of the shutdown when it occurs is basically the same thing as most shows/movies show though, but it's a bit more valid then a full electrical failure causing the skyline shutdown sequence.
31st Aug '15 7:29:04 AM Arivne
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** ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions''. Inside the Oracle's apartment building, the overhead lights go off (with clunking sounds) as a warning of Agent Smith's approach. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nHJS1ZB1LA#t=0m13s Watch it here]].

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** ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions''. Inside the Oracle's apartment building, the overhead lights go off (with clunking sounds) as a warning of Agent Smith's approach. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nHJS1ZB1LA#t=0m13s Watch it here]].
24th Aug '15 1:25:42 AM Sark0TAG
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Portal}} 2'' the lighting abruptly goes out in the Enrichment Center's maintenance areas [[spoiler: after Chell and Wheatley escape GLaDOS]]. However, given Wheatley\s coinciding dialogue, it's probably just GLaDOS turning each light off mqnually.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Portal}} 2'' the lighting abruptly goes out in the Enrichment Center's maintenance areas [[spoiler: after Chell and Wheatley escape GLaDOS]]. However, given Wheatley\s Wheatley's coinciding dialogue, it's probably just GLaDOS turning each light off mqnually.manually.
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