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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.
23rd Aug '15 3:00:32 AM Sark0TAG
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* In ''VideoGame/Portal2'' 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/Portal2'' ''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.
23rd Aug '15 2:57:45 AM Sark0TAG
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* In ''VideoGame/Portal2'' 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.
26th Jul '15 5:19:14 PM nombretomado
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* Quite a few ''{{Minecraft}}'' contraptions end up working this way, but that's justified because it's difficult ''not'' to use a lot of repeaters in the not even electrical but "[[AppliedPhlebotinum redstone]]" circuits as the power gets further away from the input.

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* Quite a few ''{{Minecraft}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' contraptions end up working this way, but that's justified because it's difficult ''not'' to use a lot of repeaters in the not even electrical but "[[AppliedPhlebotinum redstone]]" circuits as the power gets further away from the input.
26th May '15 9:33:25 AM Willbyr
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* ''GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex 2nd Gig'' episode "Embarrassment". At the end of the episode, the crew of a Coast Guard ship sees the lights of Nagasaki going out in sections after the city's power is cut, apparently by the refugees. Justified in that the city had many relay power stations holding up the entire grid, and when the cascade began, it was slowed down by each station's failsafes eventually giving out by trying to overcompensate for the adjacent stations.

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* ''GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex 2nd Gig'' episode "Embarrassment". At the end of the episode, the crew of a Coast Guard ship sees the lights of Nagasaki going out in sections after the city's power is cut, apparently by the refugees. Justified in that the city had many relay power stations holding up the entire grid, and when the cascade began, it was slowed down by each station's failsafes eventually giving out by trying to overcompensate for the adjacent stations.
2nd May '15 9:59:36 AM ShinyTsukkomi
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* In ''ProblemSleuth'' electricity takes ''several hundred years'' to get across [[spoiler:the fan cord]] in order to [[spoiler:turn on the fan]]. However, this is {{justified|Trope}}, as, thanks to [[AWizardDidIt GPI]], [[spoiler:the fan cord now '''stretches across the entire length of the imaginary universe. Twice.''']] As the comic points out, electric current can only travel at the speed of light.

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* In ''ProblemSleuth'' ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'', electricity takes ''several hundred years'' to get across [[spoiler:the fan cord]] in order to [[spoiler:turn on the fan]]. However, this is {{justified|Trope}}, as, thanks to [[AWizardDidIt GPI]], [[spoiler:the fan cord now '''stretches across the entire length of the imaginary universe. Twice.''']] As the comic points out, electric current can only travel at the speed of light.
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