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13th Aug '17 3:38:08 AM alspawn
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** The end of the Yogscast Complete server was marked by a war between LetsPlay/HatFilms and the LetsPlay/FluxBuddies, in which they effectively nuked each other's bases off the map.
29th Jul '17 7:59:53 PM TheNicestGuy
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** In a less literal sense, when a myth involves something blowing up, and they bust the myth without a satisfying explosion, it's practically a MythBusters guarantee that they're not done until the object in question is destroyed ("replicating the results"). And sometimes they do it just for fun, whether it depicts the myth or not, such as removing hardened concrete from a mixer truck with an explosion that had to be watched from a couple miles away.

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** In a less literal sense, when a myth involves something blowing up, and they bust the myth without a satisfying explosion, it's practically a MythBusters [=MythBusters=] guarantee that they're not done until the object in question is destroyed ("replicating the results"). And sometimes they do it just for fun, whether it depicts the myth or not, such as removing hardened concrete from a mixer truck with an explosion that had to be watched from a couple miles away.
24th Jul '17 7:31:18 PM TheNicestGuy
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* Typically, the ''Series/MythBusters'' will find a nice, empty expanse to perform their stunts, but once in a while they have to use actual locations, in which case they locate places where it's safe to do this trope (example: they performed their "Falling Elevator" test in a condemned hotel slated for demolition which let them undo the elevator car's safety and drop it 90 feet to the basement below). In the GrandFinale, they launched their test dummy Buster on a rocket sled into a brick wall at supersonic speed, destroying him beyond any chance of repair.

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* ''Series/MythBusters'':
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Typically, the ''Series/MythBusters'' crew will find a nice, empty expanse to perform their stunts, but once in a while they have to use actual locations, in which case they locate places where it's safe to do this trope (example: they performed their "Falling Elevator" test in a condemned hotel slated for demolition which let them undo the elevator car's safety and drop it 90 feet to the basement below). In the GrandFinale, they launched their test dummy Buster on a rocket sled into a brick wall at supersonic speed, destroying him beyond any chance of repair.repair.
** In a less literal sense, when a myth involves something blowing up, and they bust the myth without a satisfying explosion, it's practically a MythBusters guarantee that they're not done until the object in question is destroyed ("replicating the results"). And sometimes they do it just for fun, whether it depicts the myth or not, such as removing hardened concrete from a mixer truck with an explosion that had to be watched from a couple miles away.
--->'''Jamie:''' Jamie wants big boom.
15th Jul '17 3:40:27 PM nombretomado
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** In ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', Hogwarts itself takes major battle damage from Voldemort and the Death Eaters and parts of the castle (the set of which had been standing for a decade) are nothing more than a ruin at the end. The difficult part was that destroying the sets outright would only reveal that the "stone" walls are really plywood with a plaster skin. Therefore, the damage to Hogwarts had to be pre-designed by the art department, which they did using ruined masonry from WorldWarII as reference.

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** In ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', Hogwarts itself takes major battle damage from Voldemort and the Death Eaters and parts of the castle (the set of which had been standing for a decade) are nothing more than a ruin at the end. The difficult part was that destroying the sets outright would only reveal that the "stone" walls are really plywood with a plaster skin. Therefore, the damage to Hogwarts had to be pre-designed by the art department, which they did using ruined masonry from WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII as reference.
15th Jul '17 12:54:34 PM TPercival
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* In the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmUCM2m4r6M FACT Anti-Piracy PIF "The Pirates are out to get you"]], a creepy-looking blacksmith destroys several videotapes, compact discs, and several other items such as discs, and other media with his branding iron while the narrator explains how piracy affects media.


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3rd Jul '17 3:07:20 PM wolftickets1969
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series:
** Early on in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', the player is given the option of [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential detonating the nuclear bomb at the center of Megaton]]. At the end of ''Broken Steel'', you choose between firing the Enclave's KillSat on either [[HoistByHisOwnPetard their own]] BaseOnWheels [[MoralEventHorizon or the Brotherhood of Steel's Citadel]]. In ''Point Lookout'', Desmond [[SelfDestructMechanism self-destructs]] the Calvert Mansion at the end of the penultimate story quest.
** At the end of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', if you've made enemies with the Brotherhood of Steel, you get to blow up their AirborneAircraftCarrier, the Prydwen, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard with Liberty Prime]] if you sided with the Institute. If siding against them, the Institute's ElaborateUndergroundBase meets this fate.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series:
** Early on in
''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', 3}}'':
** Early on,
the player is given the option of [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential detonating the nuclear bomb at the center of Megaton]]. Megaton]] in exchange for a penthouse suite in Tenpenny Tower. Conversely, they can also inflict this trope on Tenpenny Tower by destroying the power generator and releasing a horde of Feral Ghouls from the basement.
** When the Lone Wanderer returns to Vault 101 for the quest "Trouble on the Homefront", it's in shambles due to the worsening Radroach infestation and the residents' mutiny against the Overseer. [[WhereIWasBornAndRazed The Wanderer can finish it off by sabotaging the water purification chip]], forcing the residents to evacuate.
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At the end of ''Broken Steel'', you choose between firing the Enclave's KillSat on either [[HoistByHisOwnPetard their own]] BaseOnWheels [[MoralEventHorizon or the Brotherhood of Steel's Citadel]]. Citadel]].
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In ''Point Lookout'', Desmond [[SelfDestructMechanism self-destructs]] the Calvert Mansion at the end of the penultimate story quest.
** * At the end of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', if you've made enemies with the Brotherhood of Steel, you get to blow up their AirborneAircraftCarrier, the Prydwen, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard with Liberty Prime]] if you sided with the Institute. If siding against them, the Institute's ElaborateUndergroundBase meets this fate.
2nd Jul '17 3:20:03 PM RedScharlach
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* Early in the John Frankenheimer film ''Film/TheTrain'', a French rail yard is attacked in an Allied air raid. The yard was a real SNCF (French State Railways) facility which was to be closed down, so the production was able to fill it with scrappable rolling stock and engines, bury dynamite all over the site, and blast buildings and all in one long unreplicable sequence.

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* Early in the John Frankenheimer film ''Film/TheTrain'', a French rail yard is attacked in an Allied air raid. The yard was a real SNCF (French State Railways) facility which was to be closed down, so the production was able to fill it with scrappable rolling stock and engines, bury dynamite all over the site, and blast buildings and all in one long unreplicable unrepeatable sequence.



* In ''Film/IronMan1'', Tony's Malibu house suffered some damage from his suit testing. In ''Film/IronMan2'', it's destructively remodeled during his fight with Rhodes, and subsequently repurposed into housing [[spoiler:a prismatic accelerator]]. It's really not much of a house any more. Probably why [[spoiler:he's living in New York in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''.]] ''Film/IronMan3'' opens with [[spoiler: Tony's "trophy room" of old suits exploding, and his entire BigFancyHouse getting blasted into the sea. Turns out he has more armors stored in a safe room which he uses in the finale... and he blows up all of them too.]]
** During a featurette about ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', one of the effects people states the scene where Ultron awakens at Stark Tower and attacks the Avengers was done because "[[DiscussedTrope If you build a set this big and don't destroy it, you're doing something wrong]]"!

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* In ''Film/IronMan1'', Tony's Malibu house suffered some damage from his suit testing. In ''Film/IronMan2'', it's destructively remodeled during his fight with Rhodes, and subsequently repurposed into housing [[spoiler:a prismatic accelerator]]. It's really not much of a house any more. Probably why [[spoiler:he's living in New York in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''.]] ''Film/IronMan3'' opens with [[spoiler: Tony's "trophy room" of old suits exploding, and his entire BigFancyHouse getting blasted into the sea. Turns out he has more armors suits stored in a safe room which he uses in the finale... and he blows up all of them too.]]
** During a featurette about ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', one of the effects people states the scene where Ultron awakens at Stark Tower and attacks the Avengers was done because "[[DiscussedTrope If if you build a set this big and don't destroy it, you're doing something wrong]]"!



* ''{{Series/Bonanza}}'': The season 12 opener "The Night Virginia City Died," the first episode to be filmed on the set of Warner Bros. after spending the previous decade at Paramount. To remove some of the Virginia City buildings used on the old set, a script was devised to bring the "old" Virginia City down in flames ... literally, by having an unidentified arsonist fires to various buildings around town. Various people are suspected, but it isn't until episode's end that the real culprit -- the fiancé of Clem, the town's deputy -- is identified, and it happens only after she dies in the last fire she set (she had been sexually abused as a child by her stepfather, who died in a fire she set years earlier). By the episode's end, when the townspeople are rebuilding, the new set is seen for the first time. (The outside scenes set in Virginia City heretofore are at night, when the arsonist goes to work.)

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* ''{{Series/Bonanza}}'': The season 12 opener "The Night Virginia City Died," the first episode to be filmed on the set of Warner Bros. after spending the previous decade at Paramount. To remove some of the Virginia City buildings used on the old set, a script was devised to bring the "old" Virginia City down in flames ... literally, by having an unidentified arsonist fires to various buildings around town. Various people are suspected, but it isn't until episode's end that the real culprit -- the fiancé of Clem, the town's deputy -- is identified, and it happens only after she dies in the last fire she set (she had been sexually abused as a child by her stepfather, who died in a fire she set years earlier). By the episode's end, when the townspeople are rebuilding, the new set is seen for the first time. (The outside scenes set in Virginia City heretofore before this point are at night, when the arsonist goes to work.)



* In a rare GameShow example, several panelists progressively destroyed the set of ABC 70's flop ''Series/RhymeAndReason'' at the end of the GrandFinale

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* In a rare GameShow example, several panelists progressively destroyed the set of ABC 70's flop ''Series/RhymeAndReason'' at the end of the GrandFinaleGrandFinale.



* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' just blew its set to smithereens in the five-part "Children Of Earth" miniseries, with Jack in the middle, so that the studio could be used to accomodate the Eleventh Doctor's first console room.

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* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' just blew its set to smithereens in the five-part "Children Of Earth" miniseries, with Jack in the middle, so that the studio could be used to accomodate accommodate the Eleventh Doctor's first console room.
27th Jun '17 9:37:05 PM TwitchySorcerer
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': As part of the HolyShitQuotient of ''[[WhamEpisode Changes]]'', this happens twice -- first, the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Red Court]] blows up Harry's office, and then later they burn down his apartment building.

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': As part of the HolyShitQuotient of ''[[WhamEpisode Changes]]'', this happens twice -- first, [[spoiler:first, the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Red Court]] blows up Harry's office, and then later they burn down his apartment building.]]
18th Jun '17 7:52:54 PM CrashDavis
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* Real World example: Fans tore up Cleveland Municipal Stadium after the final Browns game played there; the remains of the stadium were eventually dumped in Lake Erie.

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* Real World example: After a sports venue's lifespan is over, it more often than not is destroyed in spectacular fashion. Some fans, however, don't wait until the official demolition process to begin to start destroying it after the last event.
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Fans tore up Cleveland Municipal Stadium after the final Browns game played there; there in 1995; the remains of the stadium were eventually dumped in Lake Erie.


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** Pittsburgh's Forbes Field, former home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and occasional home of the Pittsburgh Steelers, had its last game in late June 1970[[note]]it was supposed to have been closed the previous October but delays in the construction of its successor, Three Rivers Stadium, forced the Pirates to play half a season at the old stadium[[/note]], after which a short ceremony was held in which certain items were raffled off. Afterwards, several fans stormed the field to take just about everything that wasn't auctioned off, [[http://www.post-gazette.com/news/portfolio/2015/05/22/Baseball-Lore-Nothing-topped-Forbes-Field-especially-on-last-day/stories/201501010221 including seats, pieces of the manual scoreboard, and bits of ivy from the outfield walls.]]
2nd Jun '17 11:27:25 PM wolftickets1969
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