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20th May '17 12:20:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''SavageEmpire'' (a spin-off of the Franchise/{{Ultima}} series) did it about a decade before ''Zelda''.

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* ''SavageEmpire'' (a spin-off of the Franchise/{{Ultima}} ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' series) did it about a decade before ''Zelda''.
26th Apr '17 3:12:04 PM WillyFourEyes
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* In ''VideoGame/TheBattleOfOlympus'', some paths in the Peloponnesian Forest are blocked by spiderwebs that need to be burned away by the upgraded Staff of Fennel's fire magic in order to proceed.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheBattleOfOlympus'', some paths in the Peloponnesian Forest are blocked by spiderwebs that need to be burned away by the upgraded Staff of Fennel's fire magic in order to proceed.
26th Apr '17 3:09:49 PM WillyFourEyes
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* In ''VideoGame/TheBattleOfOlympus'', some paths in the Peloponnesian Forest are blocked by spiderwebs that need to be burned away by the upgraded Staff of Fennel's fire magic in order to proceed.
12th Feb '17 12:50:32 PM Geoduck
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* Spiderwebs in ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'' are more a nuisance than a serious threat, but you can burn them away if you have a torch.
23rd Dec '16 7:53:06 AM Someoneman
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** He's got different blends. If he knew he was going up against, say, Pyro, he'd mix up a batch of webbing that could be used in this manner, or was at least fireproof.
*** Probably involving copious amounts of [[ScienceMarchesOn asbestos]].

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** He's got different blends. If he knew he was going up against, say, Pyro, he'd mix up a batch of webbing that could be used in this manner, or was at least fireproof.
*** Probably involving copious amounts of [[ScienceMarchesOn asbestos]].



* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' was one of the first video games to do this, showing up in the first dungeon. Later games have used the mechanic as well.
** And [[FanficRecs/TheLegendOfZelda Fanfic]] too.
** Mocked in [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=205 this]] ''Webcomic/VGCats'' strip, as pictured at top. To elaborate, when Link burns that web, he's [[DidntThinkThisThrough inside a giant tree]].
** ''SavageEmpire'' (a spin-off of the Franchise/{{Ultima}} series) did it about a decade earlier.
** Spider webs are ''not'' burnable in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]''; or, at least, nothing is available to burn them with. You have to cut them up with your sword instead, which is [[ScrappyMechanic extremely tedious, and half the time you get caught in the remnants of the web anyway...]]
* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'', you end up trapped in a room where the exit is webbed over by {{Giant Spider}}s, and when playing as Chris, can burn the web off the door with a flamethrower. If you're playing as Jill, on the other hand, you just cut the web with a knife.
** [[ShownTheirWork It doesn't catch fire in either version, though]]. In the original it simply vanishes, and in the remake it pulls apart when the flame hits it.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' was one of the first video games to do this, showing up in the first dungeon. Later games have used the mechanic as well.
** And [[FanficRecs/TheLegendOfZelda Fanfic]] too.
** Mocked in [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=205 this]] ''Webcomic/VGCats'' strip, as pictured at top. To elaborate, when Link burns that web, he's [[DidntThinkThisThrough inside a giant tree]].
** ''SavageEmpire'' (a spin-off of the Franchise/{{Ultima}} series) did it about a decade earlier.
** Spider webs are ''not'' burnable in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]''; or, at least, nothing is available to burn them with. You have to cut them up with your sword instead, which is [[ScrappyMechanic extremely tedious, and half the time you get caught in the remnants instead.
* ''SavageEmpire'' (a spin-off
of the web anyway...]]
Franchise/{{Ultima}} series) did it about a decade before ''Zelda''.
* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'', you end up trapped in a room where the exit is webbed over by {{Giant Spider}}s, and when playing as Chris, can burn the web off the door with a flamethrower. If you're playing as Jill, on the other hand, you just cut the web with a knife.
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knife. [[ShownTheirWork It doesn't catch fire in either version, though]]. In the original it simply vanishes, and in the remake it pulls apart when the flame hits it.



* ''VideoGame/TyTheTasmanianTiger'' ''loves'' this trope, and uses it as often as it can. Collectable on the level floor? Burn the web. Arched doorway? Torch it. It gets annoying quite quickly, as your [[ElementalPowers fire boomerangs]] are actually some of your weaker weapons, forcing you to cycle between it and a better one, often while under attack by [[GoddamnedBats funnel]] [[GiantSpider web]] [[ShownTheirWork spiders]].

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* ''VideoGame/TyTheTasmanianTiger'' ''loves'' this trope, and uses it as often as it can. Collectable on the level floor? Burn the web. Arched doorway? Torch it. It gets annoying quite quickly, as your [[ElementalPowers fire boomerangs]] are actually some of your weaker weapons, forcing you to cycle between it and a better one, often while under attack by [[GoddamnedBats funnel]] [[GiantSpider web]] [[ShownTheirWork funnel web spiders]].




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* In ''VideoGame/{{Cataclysm}}: Dark Days Ahead'', some basements or forests may be covered in webs and infested with giant spiders. Given that lighters and matchbooks are common items, setting fire to a single square of web and watching the whole house/forest burn down is a perfectly acceptable reaction. In the case of houses, the noise and light of the house burning down will even lure in nearby zombies, which the falling rubble will kill, killing two birds with one stone if you manage to get away fast enough.



* In ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', Dr. [=McNinja=] [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/14p29/ had this work against him once.]]
** Lampshaded in the alt text: "I don't even know if spiderwebs are flammable. Again, this is ''Zelda'' basically steering this comic."

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* In ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', Dr. [=McNinja=] [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/14p29/ had this work against him once.]]
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]] Lampshaded in the alt text: "I don't even know if spiderwebs are flammable. Again, this is ''Zelda'' basically steering this comic."
* Mocked in [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=205 this]] ''Webcomic/VGCats'' strip. To elaborate, when Link burns that web, he's [[DidntThinkThisThrough inside a giant tree]].
21st Aug '16 12:24:06 PM Yinyang107
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** Mocked in [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=205 this]] ''Webcomic/VGCats'' strip.

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** Mocked in [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=205 this]] ''Webcomic/VGCats'' strip.strip, as pictured at top. To elaborate, when Link burns that web, he's [[DidntThinkThisThrough inside a giant tree]].
17th Jun '16 10:23:10 PM erforce
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* ''[[Film/{{Gremlins}} Gremlins 2: The New Batch]]'' when Gizmo shoots the spider gremlin with flaming arrows.

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* ''[[Film/{{Gremlins}} Gremlins 2: The New Batch]]'' ''Film/Gremlins2TheNewBatch'' when Gizmo shoots the spider gremlin with flaming arrows.



* The fire-spiders of Literature/TheQuestOfTheUnaligned take this UpToEleven by shooting web that's on fire in the first place.

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* The fire-spiders of Literature/TheQuestOfTheUnaligned ''Literature/TheQuestOfTheUnaligned'' take this UpToEleven by shooting web that's on fire in the first place.
19th Mar '16 1:42:49 PM Wolfgod
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* This is how you proceed to phase 2 of the Araxxor/Araxxi boss fight in ''VideoGame/RuneScape''.
18th Feb '16 9:33:45 AM PillowCaseLaw
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A bit of Artistic License -- spider silk does shrivel quite rapidly when exposed to intense heat (so yes, [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill a flamethrower can clear out cobwebs]]), but it doesn't actually burn, much less cause the pyrotechnics that people have come to expect in fiction. On the other hand, the ''dust'' that collects on old cobwebs usually is inflammable, so sometimes those dusty old cobwebs really [[JustifiedTrope are as burnable as fiction makes them appear]]. But in fiction even clean, freshly spun spider silk can (and usually will) go up in flames.

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A bit of Artistic License -- spider silk does shrivel quite rapidly when exposed to intense heat (so yes, [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill a flamethrower can clear out cobwebs]]), but it doesn't actually burn, much less cause the pyrotechnics that people have come to expect in fiction. On the other hand, the ''dust'' that collects on old cobwebs usually is inflammable, flammable, so sometimes those dusty old cobwebs really [[JustifiedTrope are as burnable as fiction makes them appear]]. But in fiction even clean, freshly spun spider silk can (and usually will) go up in flames.



* In ''Film/BigAssSpider'', the eponymous menace is killed by [[spoiler: detonating its highly-inflammable webbing while it's still in the creature's spinneret.]]

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* In ''Film/BigAssSpider'', the eponymous menace is killed by [[spoiler: detonating its highly-inflammable highly-flammable webbing while it's still in the creature's spinneret.]]



* In one short story, knowledge of this trope was used as a trap in a virtual reality game. The player gets caught in a web, and is expected to use his flare to burn his way out. The trap is that the web is coated in some quick-burning material, so while the spiderweb itself is not inflammable, trying to burn it will set off the napalm it's coated in.

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* In one short story, knowledge of this trope was used as a trap in a virtual reality game. The player gets caught in a web, and is expected to use his flare to burn his way out. The trap is that the web is coated in some quick-burning material, so while the spiderweb itself is not inflammable, flammable, trying to burn it will set off the napalm it's coated in.



* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', the Web spell creates very sticky but also highly inflammable webs. Setting fire to the web will destroy it and do fire damage to everything that was caught in it. In fact, this was the best solution to deal with a colony of spiders in the example dungeon found in the 1st Edition Dungeon Master's Guide.

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* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', the Web spell creates very sticky but also highly inflammable flammable webs. Setting fire to the web will destroy it and do fire damage to everything that was caught in it. In fact, this was the best solution to deal with a colony of spiders in the example dungeon found in the 1st Edition Dungeon Master's Guide.



* In ''VideoGame/MetroLastLight'', Artyom often has to use his lighter to burn through the webs of the giant [[GiantSpider Spiderbugs]], lest he be slowed down by them in hostile territory. ''Might'' be justified in that the Spiderbugs are not necessarily actual spiders (being either radiation-born mutants, or, as Artyom himself theorises, some kind of subterranean EldritchAbomination), and ''their'' webs may well be inflammable.

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* In ''VideoGame/MetroLastLight'', Artyom often has to use his lighter to burn through the webs of the giant [[GiantSpider Spiderbugs]], lest he be slowed down by them in hostile territory. ''Might'' be justified in that the Spiderbugs are not necessarily actual spiders (being either radiation-born mutants, or, as Artyom himself theorises, some kind of subterranean EldritchAbomination), and ''their'' webs may well be inflammable.flammable.



** Lampshaded in the alt text: "I don't even know if spiderwebs are flammable ''(sic)''. Again, this is ''Zelda'' basically steering this comic."

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** Lampshaded in the alt text: "I don't even know if spiderwebs are flammable ''(sic)''.flammable. Again, this is ''Zelda'' basically steering this comic."
21st Oct '15 3:50:28 AM REV6Pilot
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* ''VideoGame/TyTheTasmanianTiger'' ''loves'' this trope, and uses it as often as it can. Collectable on the level floor? YouHaveToBurnTheWeb. Arched doorway? [[YouHaveToBurnTheWeb Torch it]]. It gets annoying quite quickly, as your [[ElementalPowers fire boomerangs]] are actually some of your weaker weapons, forcing you to cycle between it and a better one, often while under attack by [[GoddamnedBats funnel]] [[GiantSpider web]] [[ShownTheirWork spiders]].

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* ''VideoGame/TyTheTasmanianTiger'' ''loves'' this trope, and uses it as often as it can. Collectable on the level floor? YouHaveToBurnTheWeb. Burn the web. Arched doorway? [[YouHaveToBurnTheWeb Torch it]].it. It gets annoying quite quickly, as your [[ElementalPowers fire boomerangs]] are actually some of your weaker weapons, forcing you to cycle between it and a better one, often while under attack by [[GoddamnedBats funnel]] [[GiantSpider web]] [[ShownTheirWork spiders]].
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