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12th Feb '16 8:31:08 AM Prfnoff
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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' has two explosions in the "Penguin on the television" sketch, the first of which fits the trope: A radio presenter ends his speech with "And now, Radio Four will explode." Cue the receiver exploding.

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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' has two explosions in In ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', after "The Death of Mary, Queen of Scots," the "Penguin on the television" sketch, the first of which fits the trope: A radio presenter ends his speech with says, "And now, Radio Four will explode." Cue The radio music starts up once again, and then the receiver exploding.explodes.
15th Jan '16 5:35:14 PM erforce
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* EVA's message to Snake at the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'' self-destructs when he's done listening to it. Probably a homage to ''Mission: Impossible''.

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* EVA's message to Snake at the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'' ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' self-destructs when he's done listening to it. Probably a homage to ''Mission: Impossible''.



* In the introduction to the Super Nintendo ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' game, the CEO of Warner Brothers, after giving Wakko, Yakko and Dot their mission to retrieve a movie script stolen by Pinky and the Brain, says "This message will self-destruct in one second," followed by an exploding videophone and Wakko mournfully saying, "There goes my lunch..."

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* In the introduction to the Super Nintendo ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Animaniacs}}'' game, the CEO of Warner Brothers, after giving Wakko, Yakko and Dot their mission to retrieve a movie script stolen by Pinky and the Brain, says "This message will self-destruct in one second," followed by an exploding videophone and Wakko mournfully saying, "There goes my lunch..."



* This was the original purpose of the Tesla guns in ''GoldeneyeRogueAgent'': they're intended to wipe hard-drives with a powerful burst of electromagnetic energy. Within the game, you're ''supposed'' to use them to disrupt enemy force-fields, but they're not terribly effective.

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* This was the original purpose of the Tesla guns in ''GoldeneyeRogueAgent'': ''VideoGame/GoldeneyeRogueAgent'': they're intended to wipe hard-drives with a powerful burst of electromagnetic energy. Within the game, you're ''supposed'' to use them to disrupt enemy force-fields, but they're not terribly effective.
8th Jan '16 11:21:45 AM thatother1dude
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This is [[TruthInTelevision true]] to some degree, as secret messages are often designed to be destroyed without a trace, though none of them use elaborate self-destruction for such purpose--usually, they depend on the message-receiver to destroy them. StuffBlowingUp tends to attract attention, something good spies despise (and more importantly, [[ViewersAreGoldfish they might need to look or listen more than once]]).

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This is [[TruthInTelevision true]] to some degree, as secret messages are often designed to be destroyed without a trace, though none of them use elaborate self-destruction for such purpose--usually, they depend on the message-receiver to destroy them. StuffBlowingUp tends to attract attention, something good spies despise (and more importantly, [[ViewersAreGoldfish they might need to look or listen more than once]]).
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2nd Jan '16 12:34:59 PM bt8257
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18th Nov '15 9:59:33 AM PrimeEvil
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* This was the original purpose of the Tesla guns in ''GoldeneyeRogueAgent'': they're intended to wipe hard-drives with a powerful burst of electromagnetic energy. Within the game, you're ''supposed'' to use them to disrupt enemy force-fields, but they're not terribly effective.
7th Nov '15 4:04:39 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'' often plays with this trope, too, but the methods by which the message is destroyed are usually bizarre. For example, one recorded message states, "This message will be destroyed within five seconds," then proceeds to play a song which one of the main characters apparently hates, causing him to destroy the record (and the player) in a fit of rage.

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* ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'' often plays with this trope, too, but the methods by which the message is destroyed are usually bizarre. For example, one recorded message states, "This message will be destroyed within five seconds," then proceeds to play a song which one of the main characters apparently hates, causing him to destroy the record (and the player) in a fit of rage. In another, the tape player deploys a pair of legs and walks towards the edge of a table while playing the countdown. When it reaches to zero falls to the ground and it's broken.
30th Oct '15 5:38:38 PM FF32
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** Boris is also annoyed, because his laptop is running the briefing, and when [[MagiTech The Laundry]] say that something will self-destruct, they mean it.

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** Boris is also annoyed, because his laptop is running the briefing, and when [[MagiTech [[{{Magitek}} The Laundry]] say that something will self-destruct, they mean it.
13th Sep '15 7:41:11 AM Odon
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* VINSON radio encryption equipment had an area marked where a signaler could fire a 9mm bullet to destroy the crucial circuits, if his position was being overrun by the enemy.
17th Aug '15 1:07:28 AM Kirayoshi
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* The video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDsfou6UfjU Mission Impossible]]" by Music/LindseyStirling and Music/ThePianoGuys opens with Lindsey at a table in a Chinese restaurant, receiving her bill and a fortune cookie, she reads the slip and places it in a teacup, where it briefly flares in a burst of flash-paper.

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* The video for "[[https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDsfou6UfjU Mission Impossible]]" "Mission Impossible"]] by Music/LindseyStirling and Music/ThePianoGuys opens with Lindsey at a table in a Chinese restaurant, receiving her bill and a fortune cookie, she reads the slip and places it in a teacup, where it briefly flares in a burst of flash-paper.
17th Aug '15 1:06:34 AM Kirayoshi
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* The video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDsfou6UfjU Mission Impossible]]" by Music/LindseyStirling and Music/ThePianoGuys opens with Lindsey at a table in a Chinese restaurant, receiving her bill and a fortune cookie, she reads the slip and places it in a teacup, where it briefly flares in a burst of flash-paper.
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