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23rd Aug '16 3:08:11 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Literature/HaloFirstStrike'', the humans on the planet Reach allow the invading Covenant to come into possession of a NOVA bomb, which is a basically a Mega Nuke capable of destroying an entire planet. The [[BatmanGambit plan]] is for the Covenant to take it back to their capital for study and detonate it in the process. [[spoiler: It's revealed in ''Literature/HaloGhostsOfOnyx that they instead took it to one of their colony worlds that nonetheless has a large fleet orbiting it, and inadvertently set it off, [[EarthShatteringKaboom annihilating the fleet and a great deal of the planet]]. However, the fleet that was blown up was, while not exactly friendly to humanity, part of an EnemyCivilWar against the main Covenant.]]

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* In ''Literature/HaloFirstStrike'', the humans on the planet Reach allow the invading Covenant to come into possession of a NOVA bomb, which is a basically a Mega Nuke capable of destroying an entire planet. The [[BatmanGambit plan]] is for the Covenant to take it back to their capital for study and detonate it in the process. [[spoiler: It's revealed in ''Literature/HaloGhostsOfOnyx ''Literature/HaloGhostsOfOnyx'' that they instead took it to one of their colony worlds that nonetheless has a large fleet orbiting it, and inadvertently set it off, [[EarthShatteringKaboom annihilating the fleet and a great deal of the planet]]. However, the fleet that was blown up was, while not exactly friendly to humanity, part of an EnemyCivilWar against the main Covenant.]]
23rd Aug '16 3:07:55 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Literature/HaloGhostsOfOnyx'', the humans on the planet Reach allow the invading Covenant to come into possession of a NOVA bomb, which is a basically a Mega Nuke capable of destroying an entire planet. The [[BatmanGambit plan]] is for the Covenant to take it back to their capital for study and detonate it in the process. [[spoiler: They instead take it to one of their colony worlds that nonetheless has a large fleet orbiting it,and inadvertently set it off, [[EarthShatteringKaboom annihalating the fleet and a great deal of the planet.]] However, the fleet that blew up was, while not exactly friendly to humanity, part of an EnemyCivilWar against the main Covenant.]]

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* In ''Literature/HaloGhostsOfOnyx'', ''Literature/HaloFirstStrike'', the humans on the planet Reach allow the invading Covenant to come into possession of a NOVA bomb, which is a basically a Mega Nuke capable of destroying an entire planet. The [[BatmanGambit plan]] is for the Covenant to take it back to their capital for study and detonate it in the process. [[spoiler: They It's revealed in ''Literature/HaloGhostsOfOnyx that they instead take took it to one of their colony worlds that nonetheless has a large fleet orbiting it,and it, and inadvertently set it off, [[EarthShatteringKaboom annihalating annihilating the fleet and a great deal of the planet.]] planet]]. However, the fleet that blew was blown up was, while not exactly friendly to humanity, part of an EnemyCivilWar against the main Covenant.]]
14th Aug '16 1:01:48 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** In ''VideoGame/Halo4''[='s=] ''Spartan Ops'', Fireteam Crimson has to find and disable HAVOK nukes that the Covenant managed to sneak aboard the ''Infinity''.

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** In one level of ''VideoGame/Halo4''[='s=] ''Spartan Ops'', Fireteam Crimson has to find and disable HAVOK nukes that the Covenant managed to sneak aboard the ''Infinity''.
14th Aug '16 1:01:38 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In the the Halo novel Ghosts of Onyx, the humans on the planet Reach allow the invading Covenant to come into possession of a NOVA bomb, which is a basically a Mega Nuke capable of destroying an entire planet. The [[BatmanGambit plan]] is for the Covenant to take it back to their capital for study and detonate it in the process. [[spoiler: They instead take it to one of their colony worlds that nonetheless has a large fleet orbiting it,and inadvertantly set it off, [[EarthShatteringKaboom annihalating the fleet and a great deal of the planet.]] However, the fleet that blew up was, while not exactly friendly to humanity, part of an EnemyCivilWar against the main Covenant.]]

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* In the the Halo novel Ghosts of Onyx, ''Literature/HaloGhostsOfOnyx'', the humans on the planet Reach allow the invading Covenant to come into possession of a NOVA bomb, which is a basically a Mega Nuke capable of destroying an entire planet. The [[BatmanGambit plan]] is for the Covenant to take it back to their capital for study and detonate it in the process. [[spoiler: They instead take it to one of their colony worlds that nonetheless has a large fleet orbiting it,and inadvertantly inadvertently set it off, [[EarthShatteringKaboom annihalating the fleet and a great deal of the planet.]] However, the fleet that blew up was, while not exactly friendly to humanity, part of an EnemyCivilWar against the main Covenant.]]



* ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'': After temporarily disarming the bomb the Covenant set up on Cairo Station, MC then [[RidingTheBomb rides the bomb]] back to its setter-uppers.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'': After temporarily disarming the bomb the Covenant set up on Cairo Station, MC the Master Chief then [[RidingTheBomb rides the bomb]] back to its setter-uppers.


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** In ''VideoGame/Halo4''[='s=] ''Spartan Ops'', Fireteam Crimson has to find and disable HAVOK nukes that the Covenant managed to sneak aboard the ''Infinity''.
15th May '16 10:38:50 AM TheFarmboy
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** ''VideoGame/StarWarsRebellion'' As a similar case with a Rebel spy, but with a ''friggin' Death Star''!

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** ''VideoGame/StarWarsRebellion'' As a similar case cutscene with a Rebel spy, spy disguised as a stormtrooper for planting a bomb, but with inside a ''friggin' Death Star''!
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12th May '16 2:52:27 PM TheFarmboy
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* In ''[[VideoGame/XWing Star Wars: X-Wing]]'', a cutscene had Rebel spies sneaking a bomb onboard the Star Destroyer ''[[IronicName Invincible]]'', disguised as a delivery of supplies. They escaped as the ship blew up.
** ''VideoGame/StarWarsRebellion'' As a similar case with a Rebel spy, but with a ''friggin' Death Star''!
9th May '16 6:20:15 PM eroock
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* ''Film/DieHard'', when [=McClane=] ties plastic explosives and a computer monitor to a swivel chair, with electrical cord, and drops the chair down an elevator shaft onto two mooks who were shelling an armored police car.
9th May '16 6:18:01 PM eroock
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See IncrediblyObviousBomb and TimeBomb. Often part of YouGotMurder or WhyAmITicking.

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See IncrediblyObviousBomb and TimeBomb.IncrediblyObviousBomb, TimeBomb, PineappleSurprise. Often part of YouGotMurder or WhyAmITicking.
10th Mar '16 3:07:05 AM erforce
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* ''Film/StarTrekGenerations''. Captain Picard is fiddling with the control panel for Soran's sun-killer missile. When Soran orders him away from it and goes to work on it himself, he discovers that Picard has sabotaged the missile. As the launch clock counts down to zero, the last we see of Soran is [[OhCrap the look of despair on his face]] as the missile explodes, killing him.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek''
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''Film/StarTrekGenerations''. Captain Picard is fiddling with the control panel for Soran's sun-killer missile. When Soran orders him away from it and goes to work on it himself, he discovers that Picard has sabotaged the missile. As the launch clock counts down to zero, the last we see of Soran is [[OhCrap the look of despair on his face]] as the missile explodes, killing him.



** Alt-Captain Janeway (or maybe the original? It's a bit confusing) pulls the same trick in "Deadlock." The Vidiians, having overrun ''Voyager'', enter the bridge, where they are greeted by a pleasantly smiling Janeway and a silent autodestruct countdown.
-->"Hello. I'm Captain Kathryn Janeway. Welcome to the bridge." ''BAH-WHAM''

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** *** Alt-Captain Janeway (or maybe the original? It's a bit confusing) pulls the same trick in "Deadlock." The Vidiians, having overrun ''Voyager'', enter the bridge, where they are greeted by a pleasantly smiling Janeway and a silent autodestruct countdown.
-->"Hello.--->"Hello. I'm Captain Kathryn Janeway. Welcome to the bridge." ''BAH-WHAM''



** In StarTrekIntoDarkness, Spock allows the torpedoes that contained Khan's crew to be transported to his ship. But not before he'd armed them.

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** In StarTrekIntoDarkness, ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', Spock allows the torpedoes that contained Khan's crew to be transported to his ship. But not before he'd armed them.



* This turns up a lot in the ''Film/PinkPanther'' films from ''A Shot in the Dark'' onwards. More often than not, they result in NonFatalExplosions.

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* This turns up a lot in the ''Film/PinkPanther'' ''Franchise/PinkPanther'' films from ''A Shot in the Dark'' ''Film/AShotInTheDark'' onwards. More often than not, they result in NonFatalExplosions.



** Something very similar happened with a mook in the Tim Burton Batman movie.

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** %%** Something very similar happened with a mook in the Tim Burton Batman movie.Burton's ''Film/BatmanReturns''.
2nd Feb '16 3:27:13 PM Jake18
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* When Big Boss rescues [[spoiler:Paz]] in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes'', he [spoiler:discovers a bomb in her stomach. His crew manages to remove it, but they end up missing a second bomb deeper in her body, which subsequently detonates and brings down their helicopter.]]

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* When Big Boss rescues [[spoiler:Paz]] in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes'', he [spoiler:discovers [[spoiler:discovers a bomb in her stomach. His crew manages to remove it, but they end up missing a second bomb deeper in her body, which subsequently detonates and brings down their helicopter.]]
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