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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]].
12th Aug '15 9:40:24 AM HighCrate
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If anyone [[GenreBlind happens to use a source of ignition]] in a CobwebJungle, you'll have an inferno in seconds.

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If anyone [[GenreBlind happens to use a source of ignition]] in a CobwebJungle, you'll [[MadeOfIncendium have an inferno in seconds.
seconds]].



Named for [[VideoGame/YouHaveToBurnTheRope a video game]]. [[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused]] with the [[TechnologyMarchesOn rise]] of [[TheInternet the World Wide Web]] [[TropeBreaker breaking the premise]] of a story.

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SubTrope of MadeOfIncendium. Named for [[VideoGame/YouHaveToBurnTheRope a video game]]. [[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused]] with the [[TechnologyMarchesOn rise]] of [[TheInternet the World Wide Web]] [[TropeBreaker breaking the premise]] of a story.
21st Jul '15 9:42:59 AM Azaram
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* A quest (called "[[AscendedMeme Nope]]") in the Dread Wastes of ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' grants you temporary use of a flamethrower to ensure that a colony of spiders does not breed any further. Later becomes a repeatable daily quest (called "Nope Nope Nope").

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* A quest (called "[[AscendedMeme Nope]]") in the Dread Wastes of ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' grants you temporary use of a flamethrower to ensure that a colony of spiders does not breed any further. Later becomes a repeatable daily quest (called "Nope Nope Nope").
21st Feb '15 3:39:25 AM mynameis:
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* In ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', Dr. [=McNinja=] [[http://drmcninja.com/page.php?pageNum=29&issue=14 had this work against him once.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', Dr. [=McNinja=] [[http://drmcninja.com/page.php?pageNum=29&issue=14 com/archives/comic/14p29/ had this work against him once.]]
5th Jan '15 11:51:08 AM KitsuneInari
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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 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.

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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 flammable, 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.



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

to:

* In ''Film/BigAssSpider'', the eponymous menace is killed by [[spoiler: detonating its highly-flammable highly-inflammable 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 flammable, trying to burn it will set off the napalm it's coated in.

to:

* 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 flammable, inflammable, 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 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.

to:

* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', the Web spell creates very sticky but also highly flammable 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.



* 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 flammable.

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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 flammable.inflammable.



** 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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** Lampshaded in the alt text: "I don't even know if spiderwebs are flammable.flammable ''(sic)''. Again, this is ''Zelda'' basically steering this comic."
16th Sep '14 5:42:03 AM SharleeD
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** Subverted in ''Down Among The Dead Men'', a stand-alone story set in the same world. Confronted by a gigantic web that blocks their way, some bandits try to set it alight, but the flame only blackens the material without igniting it. [[spoiler: That's because the "web" actually ''is'' a monster, not something a monster built.]]
14th Aug '14 6:29:37 AM Geoduck
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* In ''Film/BigAssSpider'', the eponymous menace is killed by [[spoiler: detonating its highly-flammable webbing while it's still in the creature's spinneret.]]
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