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9th Oct '16 10:54:28 PM foxley
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* ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven2016'': This is what Bogue has done to Rose Creek before the Seven ride into town and kill the 22 Blackstone thugs he had left there.
6th Apr '16 10:41:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* In an episode of ''BrunoBrazil'', a gang of thieves knocks out the entire population of a town with a large-scale SonicStunner.
* This was Blacksmith's plan for taking over Central and Keystone Cities in ''TheFlash''. She had Murmur and Mirror Master attack radio stations and reprogram their antennas to broadcast a mirror shield around the twin cities to prevent anyone from coming in or getting out.
* This is more or less the backstory of SinCity.

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* In an episode of ''BrunoBrazil'', ''ComicBook/BrunoBrazil'', a gang of thieves knocks out the entire population of a town with a large-scale SonicStunner.
* This was Blacksmith's plan for taking over Central and Keystone Cities in ''TheFlash''.''ComicBook/TheFlash''. She had Murmur and Mirror Master attack radio stations and reprogram their antennas to broadcast a mirror shield around the twin cities to prevent anyone from coming in or getting out.
* This is more or less the backstory of SinCity.ComicBook/SinCity.
17th Mar '16 8:29:05 PM foxley
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* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': In "Sleeper", a gang uses a secret weapon to knock out a section of central London, then put in roadblocks and [[CutPhoneLines cut the phone lines]] to allow them to loot a series of banks at will.
21st Jan '16 4:21:36 PM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Slugterra}}'': In "King of Sling", Locke and Lode do this to the King's home cavern. After being driven out of town, the King returns to drive out Locke and Lode (with a little help from the Shane gang).
29th Dec '15 2:27:31 PM Anddrix
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* Stealth example: In the Franchise/{{Batman}} story arc "[[Comicbook/BatmanNoMansLand No Man's Land]]", SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor uses his connections in the US government to shut Gotham City off from outside aid after a cataclysmic earthquake so he can swoop in, buy up most of the real estate, and look like a hero.

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* Stealth example: In the Franchise/{{Batman}} story arc "[[Comicbook/BatmanNoMansLand No Man's Land]]", SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor uses his connections in the US government to shut Gotham City off from outside aid after a cataclysmic earthquake so he can swoop in, buy up most of the real estate, and look like a hero.
8th Oct '15 6:34:46 PM nombretomado
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* In a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] JusticeSocietyOfAmerica story, [[LegionOfDoom The Injustice Society of the World]] did this to Washington DC.

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* In a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] JusticeSocietyOfAmerica ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica story, [[LegionOfDoom The Injustice Society of the World]] did this to Washington DC.
21st Jun '15 6:08:53 PM foxley
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* Combined with TakeOverTheCity in Brick's plan to rule The Glades in season 3 of ''Series/{{Arrow}}''. Although his goal is to totally control The Glades, he uses many of the traditional tactics for isolating an area to do so: destroying all the cell towers, disabling the video feeds, etc.
12th May '15 3:45:27 PM nombretomado
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* In a [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] JusticeSocietyOfAmerica story, [[LegionOfDoom The Injustice Society of the World]] did this to Washington DC.

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* In a [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] JusticeSocietyOfAmerica story, [[LegionOfDoom The Injustice Society of the World]] did this to Washington DC.
20th Jan '15 2:01:42 PM MarkLungo
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* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' has a variation in its finale; Johan plans to give himself the "perfect suicide" where he and some of his accomplices move to a rural town right before it gets isolated by seasonal bad weather, cut off communications with the outside world, provide guns to some of the civilians and then just watch them go crazy with paranoia and kill each other. [[spoiler: He is stopped before casualties get too high, but there were still plenty of deaths from it.]] While this is a case of KillEmAll rather than trying to take control, the tactics he uses are quite normal for this trope, and in a way, he is taking over the town by infecting them with his own nihilism and hopelessness.

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* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' ''Manga/{{Monster}}'' has a variation in its finale; Johan plans to give himself the "perfect suicide" where he and some of his accomplices move to a rural town right before it gets isolated by seasonal bad weather, cut off communications with the outside world, provide guns to some of the civilians and then just watch them go crazy with paranoia and kill each other. [[spoiler: He is stopped before casualties get too high, but there were still plenty of deaths from it.]] While this is a case of KillEmAll rather than trying to take control, the tactics he uses are quite normal for this trope, and in a way, he is taking over the town by infecting them with his own nihilism and hopelessness.
21st Sep '14 3:38:41 AM Mdumas43073
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* The 1942 British WorldWarII drama ''Went the Day Well?'' has a group of Nazi soldiers attempting this with an English village.
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