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15th Jul '17 1:01:34 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[Film/ThirtyDaysOfNight 30 Days of Night]]'' (and the original comic it was based on) featured a clan of vampires that essentially invoked this trope on a town on the arctic circle when the sun would be down for a full month.

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* ''[[Film/ThirtyDaysOfNight 30 Days of Night]]'' ''Film/ThirtyDaysOfNight'' (and the original comic it was based on) featured a clan of vampires that essentially invoked this trope on a town on the arctic circle when the sun would be down for a full month.



* 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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* The 1942 British WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII drama ''Went the Day Well?'' has a group of Nazi soldiers attempting this with an English village.
5th Mar '17 7:21:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'': The pirates do this in "100 Percensus".

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* ''TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'': ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'': The pirates do this in "100 Percensus".
5th Mar '17 10:57:31 AM nombretomado
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* Cobra does it to the town of Millville in issue 100 of MarvelComics' ''[[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel G.I. Joe]]'' series.

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* Cobra does it to the town of Millville in issue 100 of MarvelComics' Creator/MarvelComics' ''[[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel G.I. Joe]]'' series.
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.
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