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16th Aug '17 1:23:44 PM Taxima
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* In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', Eggman finally decides to destroy Station Square with a large missile. After it's launched and disappears over the skyline... nothing happens. Eggman is outraged that the missile was a dud and goes to set up a timed detonation on the crashed missile. Tails has to race Eggman to the missile so he can disarm the explosive.
28th Jul '17 8:51:22 AM Eddy1215
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* In ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRockyAndBullwinkle'', Boris and Natasha attempt to blast Rocky, Bullwinkle, and Karen with a cannon, but fortunately, Karen is GenreSavvy enough to put out the fuse when their backs are turned.
-->'''Boris and Natasha''': Where is boom?
13th Jul '17 1:38:29 PM Adam43
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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' featured small cutscenes showing Mario reducing each castle to rubble after beating their respective bosses. The Forest of Illusion castle starts the same way as the basic cutscene, but then has the bomb fizzle out. When Mario (or Luigi) steps closer to inspect what went wrong, it explodes, leaving them frizzled and covered in soot.

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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' featured small cutscenes showing Mario reducing each castle to rubble after beating their respective bosses. The Forest of Illusion castle starts the same way as the basic cutscene, but then has the bomb fizzle out. When Mario (or Luigi) steps closer to inspect what went wrong, it explodes, leaving them frizzled and covered in soot. This is also carried over to an anime adaptation of Super Mario World, where the bomb ends up exploding in Luigi's face.
13th Jul '17 1:25:03 PM Adam43
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* In ''Lenny Loosejocks In Space'', Lenny has four hours to disarm all of the bombs that Prime Minister Squeegle Queegly had planted. If those four hours are up, it looks the Squeegles have won, and Prime Minister Sqeegle Queegly watches the last 20 seconds count down...[[spoiler: only for the timer to reset itself back to four hours. Angered, Prime Minister Sqeegle Queegly demands on where the explosion is. That is when two of his servants tell him that the explosion was affected by a Year 3000 bug, giving Lenny four more hours. Prime Minister Sqeegle Queegly tells his servants to get back to work, and the game continues.]]
18th Jun '17 9:47:10 AM zypzaex
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* During the attack on the Messines Ridge in WWI, the British set up 21 vast mines underneath the German positions. Detonating them simultaneously, they destroyed the German positions atop the ridge and successfully captured it. It was then that they realized only 18 of the bombs had detonated. And then that they realized that the topography of the ridge had been so altered by the blasts that the remaining 3 couldn't be found. If they still had the map. Which they didn't. One of the bombs blew up in the 1950s after being exposed by a storm and hit by a lightning strike, killing a singularly hapless cow. Another has been found under an old man's farm. The other is still unaccounted for...

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* During the attack on the Messines Ridge in WWI, the British set up 21 vast mines underneath the German positions. Detonating them simultaneously, they destroyed the German positions atop the ridge and successfully captured it. It was then that they realized only 18 of the bombs had detonated. And then that they realized that the topography of the ridge had been so altered by the blasts that the remaining 3 couldn't be found. If they still had the map. Which they didn't. One of the bombs blew up in the 1950s after being exposed by a storm and hit by a lightning strike, killing a singularly hapless cow. Another has been found under an old man's farm. [[ParanoiaFuel The other is still unaccounted for...]]
6th Jun '17 7:03:39 AM madorosh
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* In the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII movie ''The Bridge at Remagen'', the Germans are all set to blow up the bridge the Allies are just crossing. Unfortunately for the Nazis, they used cheap explosives that weren't capable of bringing the thing down. In Real Life, as told below, they were sabotaged by the Polish engineers who were forced to place them.

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* In the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII movie ''The Bridge at Remagen'', ''Film/TheBridgeAtRemagen'', the Germans are all set to blow up the bridge the Allies are just crossing. Unfortunately for the Nazis, they used cheap explosives that weren't capable of bringing the thing down. In Real Life, as told below, they were sabotaged by the Polish engineers who were forced to place them.
18th May '17 12:45:06 PM AthenaBlue
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* An inadvertent example: the Joker's famous hospital-demolition scene from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' in which he attempts to do an UnflinchingWalk to the getaway bus while the hospital implodes behind him, which turns into black comedy when midway through, the explosions suddenly stop. The scene was synchronized around the actual demolition of an old Brach's candy factory in that part of Chicago. It's heavily debated whether this was a RealLife case of "Where's the Kaboom" or if Creator/ChristopherNolan just decided not to tell Creator/HeathLedger that there would be a pause in the explosions, or if Heath Ledger just didn't tell anyone what he planned to do. Without once breaking character, Ledger flung up his arms and fiddled around with the detonator(including a little PercussiveMaintenance) for a few seconds until the explosions re-started... And then [[OhCrap he started running.]]
** Played straight in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises,'' when Commissioner Gordon disrupts the radio detonator [[spoiler:as Miranda Tate [[MotiveRant reveals herself]] to be Talia Al G'hul and attempts to destroy Gotham City]].

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* An inadvertent example: the Joker's famous hospital-demolition scene from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' in which he attempts to do an UnflinchingWalk to the getaway bus while the hospital implodes behind him, which turns into black comedy when midway through, the explosions suddenly stop. The scene was synchronized around the actual demolition of an old Brach's candy factory in that part of Chicago. It's heavily debated whether this was a RealLife case of "Where's the Kaboom" or if Creator/ChristopherNolan just decided not to tell Creator/HeathLedger that there would be a pause in the explosions, or if Heath Ledger just didn't tell anyone what he planned to do. Without once breaking character, Ledger flung up his arms and fiddled around with the detonator(including a little PercussiveMaintenance) for a few seconds until the explosions re-started... And then [[OhCrap he started running.]]
** Played straight in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises,'' when Commissioner Gordon disrupts the radio detonator [[spoiler:as Miranda Tate [[MotiveRant reveals herself]] to be Talia Al G'hul and attempts to destroy Gotham City]].
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* Used for comedic/suspenseful effect in the 2001 remake of ''Film/OceansEleven'': Danny and Linus are reduced to doing this when they try to blow the charges inside the vault door, which is actually a good thing, as Yen is currently stuck near the door and struggling to get free. Doubles as an IronicEcho when Linus repeats with only light ribbing what Danny told him earlier about focus.
---> '''Linus:''' You know, you lose focus in this game for one second...
---> '''Danny:''' I know, and somebody gets hurt. You don't hear Yen complaining.
* ''Film/HudsonHawk''. A paralyzed Hawk and Five-Tone manage to regain control of their limbs, and trip Snickers as he is firing sticky bombs around the apartment. The golf bag he is using to hold the launcher slips away from him, hits a wall, and fires a bomb directly onto his forehead. As the countdown reaches zero, the bomb does nothing, and Snickers remarks hopefully, "Maybe it was a dud." Hawk and Five-Tone perform a delayed OhCrap out the window as seconds later, Snickers' head is blown apart.
* ''Film/BlazingSaddles''. The {{heroes}} plan to blow up the fake town of Rock Ridge with explosives, but the detonator fails. The Waco Kid has to set off the dynamite by shooting it with a revolver, at a range that would be a challenge to a sniper with a scope mounted rifle.



* ''Film/BlazingSaddles''. The {{heroes}} plan to blow up the fake town of Rock Ridge with explosives, but the detonator fails. The Waco Kid has to set off the dynamite by shooting it with a revolver, at a range that would be a challenge to a sniper with a scope mounted rifle.



* Subverted in the film ''Film/TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai'', where [[spoiler:the detonator works just fine, the problem is that Colonel Nicholson betrays the Allied troops trying to blow up the bridge, causing them to be killed before they can activate it. After he finally realizes his treason he sets it off as he dies...although it's deliberately ambiguous as to whether Nicholson is trying to reach the detonator or just falls on it accidentally.]]



* Subverted in the film ''Film/TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai'', where [[spoiler:the detonator works just fine, the problem is that Colonel Nicholson betrays the Allied troops trying to blow up the bridge, causing them to be killed before they can activate it. After he finally realizes his treason he sets it off as he dies...although it's deliberately ambiguous as to whether Nicholson is trying to reach the detonator or just falls on it accidentally.]]

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* Subverted An inadvertent example: the Joker's famous hospital-demolition scene from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' in which he attempts to do an UnflinchingWalk to the getaway bus while the hospital implodes behind him, which turns into black comedy when midway through, the explosions suddenly stop. The scene was synchronized around the actual demolition of an old Brach's candy factory in that part of Chicago. It's heavily debated whether this was a RealLife case of "Where's the Kaboom" or if Creator/ChristopherNolan just decided not to tell Creator/HeathLedger that there would be a pause in the film ''Film/TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai'', where [[spoiler:the explosions, or if Heath Ledger just didn't tell anyone what he planned to do. Without once breaking character, Ledger flung up his arms and fiddled around with the detonator(including a little PercussiveMaintenance) for a few seconds until the explosions re-started... And then [[OhCrap he started running.]]
** Played straight in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', when Commissioner Gordon disrupts the radio
detonator works just fine, [[spoiler:as Miranda Tate [[MotiveRant reveals herself]] to be Talia Al Ghul and attempts to destroy Gotham City]].
* In ''Film/TheDukesOfHazzard'' film, Sheev and the Dukes need to crack a safe, so they cover it in [=C4=] and try to blow it up. The fuse fails to set if off, so they're left with a safe covered in potentially dangerous [=C4=]. Luke solves
the problem is that Colonel Nicholson betrays by shooting a flaming arrow at the Allied troops trying to blow up the bridge, causing them to be killed before they can activate it. safe, creating an impressive explosion.
* ''Film/TheFifthElement'' subverts this nicely.
After he finally realizes planting a bomb to evacuate the cruise ship, Zorg stops the countdown himself with only five seconds to spare - only to have his treason he sets it off as he dies...although it's deliberately ambiguous as former underlings arm ''their'' bomb, right next to whether Nicholson is trying to reach the detonator or just falls him, [[YankTheDogsChain on it accidentally.]]a five second timer]].



* ''Film/TheFifthElement'' subverts this nicely. After planting a bomb to evacuate the cruise ship, Zorg stops the countdown himself with only five seconds to spare - only to have his former underlings arm ''their'' bomb, right next to him, [[YankTheDogsChain on a five second timer]].
* ''Film/UncommonValor'': The team's strategy to attack the prison camp requires that a bridge be blown up to cut off reinforcements. The detonation caps fail, forcing Blaster to make a HeroicSacrifice to manually explode the bombs.
* In ''Film/Tremors2Aftershocks'', Burt's explosive-laden truck is set to explode and take out the Shriekers, but the heroes don't have a very good handle on how long it was set for. Eventually one of them complains about the delay... and the bomb obliges.
* ''[[Literature/{{Quiller}} The Quiller Memorandum]]'' (film and novel). Quiller finds a bomb tucked under his car, rigged to detonate as it hits the ground when Quiller drives off. Because he's under surveillance and wants to fake his death, Quiller places the bomb on the hood and starts the engine, hoping the vibrations will make it slide down the hood and fall off. However nothing happens after a while and Quiller worries that the bomb has become stuck; he's going to check when the garage blows up in his face.

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* ''Film/TheFifthElement'' subverts this nicely. After planting a bomb to evacuate In ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', the cruise ship, Zorg stops the countdown himself with only five seconds ship's self-destruct counts down to spare - only to have his former underlings arm ''their'' bomb, right next to him, [[YankTheDogsChain on a five 1 second timer]].
* ''Film/UncommonValor'': The team's strategy to attack the prison camp requires that a bridge be blown up to cut off reinforcements. The detonation caps fail, forcing Blaster to make a HeroicSacrifice to manually explode the bombs.
* In ''Film/Tremors2Aftershocks'', Burt's explosive-laden truck is set to explode
and take out the Shriekers, but the heroes don't have a very good handle on how long it was set for. Eventually one of them complains about the delay... and the bomb obliges.
* ''[[Literature/{{Quiller}} The Quiller Memorandum]]'' (film and novel). Quiller finds a bomb tucked under his car, rigged to detonate as it hits the ground when Quiller drives off. Because he's under surveillance and wants to fake his death, Quiller places the bomb
stops, because that's what always happened on the hood and starts the engine, hoping the vibrations will make it slide down the hood and fall off. However nothing happens after a while and Quiller worries that the bomb has become stuck; he's going to check when the garage blows up in his face.TV show.



* ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' - Melville, trapped with his wife in a hardware store basement, lights a long fuse on a small charge of dynamite on a door. The fuse goes out halfway, but ignites a crate of fireworks. Wondering why it hasn't gone off, Melville breaks cover at just the wrong time.
* In ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', the ship's self-destruct counts down to 1 second and stops, because that's what always happened on the TV show.
* In ''Film/TheDukesOfHazzard'' film, Sheev and the Dukes need to crack a safe, so they cover it in [=C4=] and try to blow it up. The fuse fails to set if off, so they're left with a safe covered in potentially dangerous [=C4=]. Luke solves the problem by shooting a flaming arrow at the safe, creating an impressive explosion.

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* ''Film/HudsonHawk''. A paralyzed Hawk and Five-Tone manage to regain control of their limbs, and trip Snickers as he is firing sticky bombs around the apartment. The golf bag he is using to hold the launcher slips away from him, hits a wall, and fires a bomb directly onto his forehead. As the countdown reaches zero, the bomb does nothing, and Snickers remarks hopefully, "Maybe it was a dud." Hawk and Five-Tone perform a delayed OhCrap out the window as seconds later, Snickers' head is blown apart.
* ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' - -- Melville, trapped with his wife in a hardware store basement, lights a long fuse on a small charge of dynamite on a door. The fuse goes out halfway, but ignites a crate of fireworks. Wondering why it hasn't gone off, Melville breaks cover at just the wrong time.
* In ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', the ship's self-destruct counts down to 1 second and stops, because that's what always happened on the TV show.
* In ''Film/TheDukesOfHazzard'' film, Sheev and the Dukes need to crack a safe, so they cover it in [=C4=] and try to blow it up. The fuse fails to set if off, so they're left with a safe covered in potentially dangerous [=C4=]. Luke solves the problem by shooting a flaming arrow at the safe, creating an impressive explosion.
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* Used for comedic/suspenseful effect in the 2001 remake of ''Film/OceansEleven'': Danny and Linus are reduced to doing this when they try to blow the charges inside the vault door, which is actually a good thing, as Yen is currently stuck near the door and struggling to get free. Doubles as an IronicEcho when Linus repeats with only light ribbing what Danny told him earlier about focus.
-->'''Linus:''' You know, you lose focus in this game for one second...\\
'''Danny:''' I know, and somebody gets hurt. You don't hear Yen complaining.
* ''[[Literature/{{Quiller}} The Quiller Memorandum]]'' (film and novel). Quiller finds a bomb tucked under his car, rigged to detonate as it hits the ground when Quiller drives off. Because he's under surveillance and wants to fake his death, Quiller places the bomb on the hood and starts the engine, hoping the vibrations will make it slide down the hood and fall off. However nothing happens after a while and Quiller worries that the bomb has become stuck; he's going to check when the garage blows up in his face.
* In ''Film/Tremors2Aftershocks'', Burt's explosive-laden truck is set to explode and take out the Shriekers, but the heroes don't have a very good handle on how long it was set for. Eventually one of them complains about the delay... and the bomb obliges.
* ''Film/UncommonValor'': The team's strategy to attack the prison camp requires that a bridge be blown up to cut off reinforcements. The detonation caps fail, forcing Blaster to make a HeroicSacrifice to manually explode the bombs.



* ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'': In book 4, ''The Opal Deception'', there's an interesting variation. Part of the BigBad's plan is two explosive devices (one to do the job and one as a backup), which she had on her ship. The heroes send a guy to break into their ship and take the bombs. She assumes that this means that they've taken them on ''their'' ship, and tries to detonate them. Problem is, ''they didn't''. They actually hid the bombs on her own ship, in the ship's smuggler's box (a small compartment shielded from all forms of detection). The detonation signal couldn't reach the bombs as long as they were there, resulting in no kaboom. They then goad her into opening the box, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard allowing the detonation signals to reach the bombs]]. The kaboom follows shortly afterwards.
* In ''[[Literature/CiaphasCain Cain's Last Stand]]'' the heroes attempt to collapse a shrine containing an immensely powerful ArtefactOfDoom rather than let it fall into the hands of Necrons. Alas, Necrons have advanced enough means to simply jam their signal and take the artifact.
* At the end of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' [[Literature/NewSeriesAdventures book]] ''Shining Darkness'', [[spoiler:the protagonists set off a bomb hidden in one of their (robotic) members to destroy the Cult of Shining Darkness and their space station. The cult members teleport away but the bomb's countdown can't be stopped and the protagonists can't get out before the bomb's countdown reaches zero. They are very surprised when there is no kaboom, at which point the Doctor reveals that he surreptitiously removed the bomb earlier and the cult members, not knowing what it was, confiscated it when they took him captive. Meanwhile, on the ship the cult evacuated to, a strange object they took from the Doctor has started flashing [[KilledMidSentence and they have no idea what it me-]] ]]
* In ''Literature/ForWhomTheBellTolls'', [[spoiler: Pablo throws the detonators into a river, forcing one of the other guerillas to die while manually setting them off (HeroicSacrifice).]]
* In Creator/TerryBrooks' ''Literature/GypsyMorph'', this occurs when the heroes try to destroy a bridge and slow the advancing army. One of the characters raced down into the ravine and fixed the problem in a HeroicSacrifice.



* In Creator/TerryBrooks' ''Literature/GypsyMorph'', this occurs when the heroes try to destroy a bridge and slow the advancing army. One of the characters raced down into the ravine and fixed the problem in a HeroicSacrifice.

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* In Creator/TerryBrooks' ''Literature/GypsyMorph'', this occurs ''Literature/WetDesertTrackingDownATerroristOnTheColoradoRiver'': For an instant, the bomber thinks that the bombing has gone wrong when the heroes try to destroy a bridge and slow the advancing army. One of the characters raced down into the ravine and fixed the problem in a HeroicSacrifice.explosion does not immediately manifest.



* In ''Literature/ForWhomTheBellTolls'', [[spoiler: Pablo throws the detonators into a river, forcing one of the other guerillas to die while manually setting them off (HeroicSacrifice).]]
* In ''[[Literature/CiaphasCain Cain's Last Stand]]'' the heroes attempt to collapse a shrine containing an immensely powerful ArtefactOfDoom rather than let it fall into the hands of Necrons. Alas, Necrons have advanced enough means to simply jam their signal and take the artifact.
* In the ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' book ''The Opal Deception'' there's an interesting variation. Part of the BigBad's plan is two explosive devices (one to do the job and one as a backup), which she had on her ship. The heroes send a guy to break into their ship and take the bombs. She assumes that this means that they've taken them on ''their'' ship, and tries to detonate them. Problem is, ''they didn't''. They had actually hid the bombs on her own ship, in the ship's smuggler's box (a small compartment shielded from all forms of detection). The detonation signal couldn't reach the bombs as long as they were there, resulting in no kaboom. Then they goad her into opening the box, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard allowing the detonation signals to reach the bombs]]. The kaboom follows shortly afterwards.
* ''Literature/WetDesertTrackingDownATerroristOnTheColoradoRiver'': For an instant, the bomber thinks that the bombing has gone wrong when the explosion does not immediately manifest.
* At the end of the Series/DoctorWho [[Literature/NewSeriesAdventures book]] Shining Darkness [[spoiler:the protagonists set off a bomb hidden in one of their (robotic) members to destroy the Cult of Shining Darkness and their space station. The cult members teleport away but the bomb's countdown can't be stopped and the protagonists can't get out before the bomb's countdown reaches zero. They are very surprised when there is no kaboom, at which point the Doctor reveals that he surreptitiously removed the bomb earlier and the cult members, not knowing what it was, confiscated it when they took him captive. Meanwhile, on the ship the cult evacuated to, a strange object they took from the Doctor has started flashing [[KilledMidSentence and they have no idea what it me-]] ]]



-->'''The Doctor:''' ''[disappointed]'' Oh, is that it?

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-->'''The --->'''The Doctor:''' ''[disappointed]'' Oh, is that it?



* PlayedForDrama in the ending of ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 4}}''. The C4 charges planted on [[BigBad Admiral Chang's]] destroyer fail to explode, so one of your teammates must head back down the zipline to rewire them. Whichever one you send down [[HeroicSacrifice will die]] when the charge blows. Alternatively, you can TakeAThirdOption and refuse to send either of them down... [[DownerEnding resulting in Chang's warship sinking the USS Valkyrie]], killing [[TheCaptain Captain Garrison]] and [[BigGood Jin Jie]] and destroying your best chance of ending the war.
* How Lance tricks [[TooDumbToLive Fritz into looking at the cannon]] in ''VideoGame/BrainDead13''.
* Toward the end of ''VideoGame/EpicMickey'', Gremlin Gus attempts to launch the fireworks Mickey primed, only to realize that the detonator's batteries are dead. He replaces them in a jiffy, but before launching them, he is grabbed by the Blot.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' has a detonator with two buttons. Pressing one of them leads to this trope. Pressing the other forces you to run like hell.



* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', this is played for laughs, when Link sets the third pearl into its slot, the statue starts to glow. Link runs for cover, but nothing happens. Confused, he goes back to the statue to check...only for it to blow up in his face, causing him to fly hundreds of yards away, flying right into the wall of the tower that is rising from the ocean.
** Only to fall back into the water hundreds of feet below, and have his [[ExpositionFairy boat]] collect him.



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' has a detonator with two buttons. Pressing one of them leads to this trope. Pressing the other forces you to run like hell.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' has a detonator The "Dud" Bomb attack in ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave''. The user tries to blow their opponent up with two buttons. Pressing one of the bomb, but it fails to go off. After a {{beat}}, they simply pick up the bomb and start hitting them leads to this trope. Pressing with it.
* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', Salazar is listening into an ear trumpet, wondering about the lack of, rather than a kaboom, "the satisfying sound of one's impalement" after Leon gets dropped into a booby-trap. Also toyed with a bit when he ''gets'' a kaboom when Leon, hanging from his belt-mounted grappling hook (amazing how often that thing comes into play!), shoots
the other forces you end of the trumpet and causes Salazar [[FunnyMoment to run like hell.flip his lid.]]



--> '''Delta Leader:''' Misfire? Misfire!! Who packed that charge?!
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', this is played for laughs, when Link sets the third pearl into its slot, the statue starts to glow. Link runs for cover, but nothing happens. Confused, he goes back to the statue to check...only for it to blow up in his face, causing him to fly hundreds of yards away, flying right into the wall of the tower that is rising from the ocean.
** Only to fall back into the water hundreds of feet below, and have his [[ExpositionFairy boat]] collect him.

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--> '''Delta -->'''Delta Leader:''' Misfire? Misfire!! Who packed that charge?!
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', this is played for laughs, when Link sets the third pearl into its slot, the statue starts to glow. Link runs for cover, but nothing happens. Confused, he goes back to the statue to check...only for it to blow up in his face, causing him to fly hundreds of yards away, flying right into the wall of the tower that is rising from the ocean.
** Only to fall back into the water hundreds of feet below, and have his [[ExpositionFairy boat]] collect him.
charge?!



* Toward the end of ''VideoGame/EpicMickey'', Gremlin Gus attempts to launch the fireworks Mickey primed, only to realize that the detonator's batteries are dead. He replaces them in a jiffy, but before launching them, he is grabbed by the Blot.
* How Lance tricks [[TooDumbToLive Fritz into looking at the cannon]] in ''VideoGame/BrainDead13''.
* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', Salazar is listening into an ear trumpet, wondering about the lack of, rather than a kaboom, "the satisfying sound of one's impalement" after Leon gets dropped into a booby-trap. Also toyed with a bit when he ''gets'' a kaboom when Leon, hanging from his belt-mounted grappling hook (amazing how often that thing comes into play!), shoots the other end of the trumpet and causes Salazar [[FunnyMoment to flip his lid.]]
* The "Dud" Bomb attack in ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave''. The user tries to blow their opponent up with the bomb, but it fails to go off. After a {{beat}}, they simply pick up the bomb and start hitting them with it.



* PlayedForDrama in the ending of ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 4}}''. The C4 charges planted on [[BigBad Admiral Chang's]] destroyer fail to explode, so one of your teammates must head back down the zipline to rewire them. Whichever one you send down [[HeroicSacrifice will die]] when the charge blows. Alternatively, you can TakeAThirdOption and refuse to send either of them down... [[DownerEnding resulting in Chang's warship sinking the USS Valkyrie]], killing [[TheCaptain Captain Garrison]] and [[BigGood Jin Jie]] and destroying your best chance of ending the war.



* ''Webcomic/DubiousCompany'''s Marty wonders this after imitating the [[Franchise/StarWars Death Star run]] and firing a missile barrage up the marines' exhaust pipe. After he [[spoiler: autopilots his jet into the pipe the fireworks fly.]]



* Happens in [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2002-03-01 this strip]] of ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary''. Hob, the demolitions guy, has to rig a quick bomb for a bunch of Amorphs to escape a dome being filled with Amorph nerve gas. It fails due to a bad primer.
--->'''Kevyn''': Maybe you've set my expectations too high, Hob. I was anticipating rather more noise.
** [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2010-09-07 In another instance]] the current crazy demolitions guy Pi sets up a few armour piercing proximity charges as trap for tanks. When the explosion doesn't occur as expected, he quotes Marvin the Martian.



--> '''Aylee''': So if you don't hit that button '''right now''', ''I will!''
--> '''Torg''': Dude! I've been hitting this button non-stop since you said you took out [[KillerRabbit Bun-bun]]! But nothing's happening!
--> '''Aylee''': Then what, exactly, is '''[[PlotTwist that]]?'''
* Happens in [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2002-03-01 this strip]] of ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary''. Hob, the demolitions guy, has to rig a quick bomb for a bunch of Amorphs to escape a dome being filled with Amorph nerve gas. It fails due to a bad primer.
--> '''Kevyn''': Maybe you've set my expectations too high, Hob. I was anticipating rather more noise.
** [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2010-09-07 In another instance]] the current crazy demolitions guy Pi sets up a few armour piercing proximity charges as trap for tanks. When the explosion doesn't occur as expected, he quotes Marvin the Martian.
* ''Webcomic/DubiousCompany'''s Marty wonders this after imitating the [[Franchise/StarWars Death Star run]] and firing a missile barrage up the marines' exhaust pipe. After he [[spoiler: autopilots his jet into the pipe the fireworks fly.]]

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--> '''Aylee''': --->'''Aylee''': So if you don't hit that button '''right now''', ''I will!''
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will!''\\
'''Torg''': Dude! I've been hitting this button non-stop since you said you took out [[KillerRabbit Bun-bun]]! But nothing's happening!
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happening!\\
'''Aylee''': Then what, exactly, is '''[[PlotTwist that]]?'''
* Happens in [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2002-03-01 this strip]] of ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary''. Hob, the demolitions guy, has to rig a quick bomb for a bunch of Amorphs to escape a dome being filled with Amorph nerve gas. It fails due to a bad primer.
--> '''Kevyn''': Maybe you've set my expectations too high, Hob. I was anticipating rather more noise.
** [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2010-09-07 In another instance]] the current crazy demolitions guy Pi sets up a few armour piercing proximity charges as trap for tanks. When the explosion doesn't occur as expected, he quotes Marvin the Martian.
* ''Webcomic/DubiousCompany'''s Marty wonders this after imitating the [[Franchise/StarWars Death Star run]] and firing a missile barrage up the marines' exhaust pipe. After he [[spoiler: autopilots his jet into the pipe the fireworks fly.]]
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* Involving ''walking the plank'' happens in the ''Disney/PeterPan''. Out of sight of the pirates, Pan rescues Wendy before she hits the water, and a CaptainObvious crewman remarks that there was no splash. Captain Hook seems annoyed at the insistence that there ''must'' be a splash when someone walks the plank, so he throws said crewman overboard to create one.

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* Involving ''walking the plank'' happens in the ''Disney/PeterPan''. Out of sight of the pirates, Pan rescues Wendy before she hits the water, and a CaptainObvious crewman remarks that there was no splash. Captain Hook seems annoyed at the insistence that there ''must'' be a splash when someone walks the plank, so he throws said crewman overboard to create one.
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* Involving ''walking the plank'' happens in the ''Disney/PeterPan''. Out of sight of the pirates, Pan rescues Wendy before she hits the water, and a CaptainObvious crewman remarks that there was no splash. Captain Hook seems annoyed at the insistence that there ''must'' be a splash when someone walks the plank, so he throws said crewman overboard to create one.
-->'''Hook''': So, you want a splash, Mr. Starkey? I'LL GIVE YA A SPLASH!"
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* A similar situation involving ''walking the plank'' happens in the DisneyAdaptation of ''Disney/PeterPan''. Out of sight of the pirates, Pan rescues Wendy before she hits the water, and a CaptainObvious crewman remarks that there was no splash. Captain Hook seems annoyed at the insistence that there ''must'' be a splash when someone walks the plank, so he throws said crewman overboard to create one.
-->'''Hook''': So, you want a splash, Mr. Starkey? I'LL GIVE YA A SPLASH!"
12th May '17 7:09:09 PM SinDustries
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* Used for comedic/suspenseful effect in the 2001 remake of ''Film/OceansEleven'': Danny and Rusty are reduced to doing this when they try to blow the charges inside the vault door - which is actually a good thing, as Yen is currently stuck near the door and struggling to get free...

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* Used for comedic/suspenseful effect in the 2001 remake of ''Film/OceansEleven'': Danny and Rusty Linus are reduced to doing this when they try to blow the charges inside the vault door - door, which is actually a good thing, as Yen is currently stuck near the door and struggling to get free...free. Doubles as an IronicEcho when Linus repeats with only light ribbing what Danny told him earlier about focus.
---> '''Linus:''' You know, you lose focus in this game for one second...
---> '''Danny:''' I know, and somebody gets hurt. You don't hear Yen complaining.
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