History StuffBlowingUp / LiveActionTV

9th May '17 3:58:32 AM LB7979
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* An honorary spot for this trope goes to the German action TV series ''Series/AlarmFuerCobra11''. A series about a team of highway cops in which cars explode on the slightest impact with other vehicles walls, trees or anything that touches something else than their wheels. (Examples [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw91M54i_eQ&feature=related here]].) Even a car just scraping a tunnel wall would explode just giving the driver enough time to bail out of the vehicle and run away. In later seasons of the show the directors cut down on the vehicle explosion rate.

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* An honorary spot for this trope goes to the German action TV series ''Series/AlarmFuerCobra11''. A series about a team of highway cops in which cars explode on the slightest impact with other vehicles walls, trees or anything that touches something else than their wheels. (Examples [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw91M54i_eQ&feature=related here]].) Even a car just scraping a tunnel wall would explode just giving the driver enough time to bail out of the vehicle and run away. In later seasons of the show the directors cut down on the vehicle explosion rate.
23rd Apr '17 2:40:30 PM nombretomado
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** It was a meme at TelevisionWithoutPity that John Locke blows things up.

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** It was a meme at TelevisionWithoutPity Website/TelevisionWithoutPity that John Locke blows things up.
26th Mar '17 8:07:58 PM PhantomRider
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** ''Series/KagakuSentaiDynaman''. Yes, this is Super Sentai. Yes, it's ''really'' called that. Their InTheNameOfTheMoon phrase is simply: "Explode! Kagaku Sentai Dynaman!"

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** ''Series/KagakuSentaiDynaman''. Yes, this is Super Sentai. Yes, it's ''really'' called that. Their InTheNameOfTheMoon phrase is simply: "Explode! Kagaku Sentai Dynaman!" Also, when they arrive for the main battle with the MonsterOfTheWeek, their entrance is always streams of energy in each Dynaman's color touching down in the BBCQuarry, creating a huge explosion that clears to reveal the team. More explosions happen at the end of their posing routine.



** In one episode of ''Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger,'' Satoru, suffering from a bad luck spell, is set on fire by the the explosions that always happen when the team goes through their poses and announces themselves.

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** In **In one episode of ''Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger,'' Satoru, suffering from a bad luck spell, is set on fire by the the explosions that always happen when the team goes through their poses and announces themselves.
26th Mar '17 8:04:02 PM PhantomRider
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** It goes SerialEscalation during the Kalish years (though it seems Koichi Sakamoto is the one who was really fond of them: evidently, ''someone'' was reining him in for the first 13-ish years of the franchise.) At one point in [[Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive "Operation Overdrive"]], Mack and Moltor ''pointing'' their weapons at each other caused enormous explosions. It got to the point where it was ''less'' epic because when the background's never ''not'' on fire, you never say "whoa, that attack was powerful" or something.

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** It goes SerialEscalation UpToEleven during the Kalish years (though it seems Koichi Sakamoto is the one who was really fond of them: evidently, ''someone'' was reining him in for the first 13-ish years of the franchise.) At one point in [[Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive "Operation Overdrive"]], Mack and Moltor ''pointing'' their weapons at each other caused enormous explosions. explosions (they clearly didn't fire, and don't react to the explosions, which were well in the background.) It got to the point where it was ''less'' epic because when the background's never ''not'' on fire, you never say "whoa, that attack was powerful" or something.



** ''Series/KagakuSentaiDynaman''. Yes, this is Super Sentai. Yes, it's ''really'' called that.
** Lampshaded again in ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' when four of the heroes do their role call inside the base. Before they finish, the mentor reminds them where they are and warns them to hold back. They just whisper "Zyuden Sentai...Kyoryuger!" with tiny puffs of smoke appearing behind them.

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** ''Series/KagakuSentaiDynaman''. Yes, this is Super Sentai. Yes, it's ''really'' called that.
that. Their InTheNameOfTheMoon phrase is simply: "Explode! Kagaku Sentai Dynaman!"
** Lampshaded again in ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' when four of the heroes do their role roll call inside the base. Before they finish, the mentor reminds them where they are and warns them to hold back. They just whisper "Zyuden Sentai... Kyoryuger!" with tiny puffs of smoke appearing behind them. them.
**In one episode of ''Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger,'' Satoru, suffering from a bad luck spell, is set on fire by the the explosions that always happen when the team goes through their poses and announces themselves.



* The ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' loves this trope to death. In the vast majority of episodes (especially those of later series; earlier series tended to feature more {{Family Unfriendly Death}}s), whenever the Ultramen kill the MonsterOfTheWeek with their beams, its body is vaporized in a tremendous explosion (though for some reason, the explosion never destroys it surroundings). Beyond the obvious RuleOfCool, it also serves to make the deaths more family-friendly and cement the monsters as DeaderThanDead. Outside of the dead monsters, explosions frequently pop up in the monsters' rampages and the attack team firing upon them with their laser guns and fighter jets.

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* The ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' loves this trope to death. In the vast majority of episodes (especially those of later series; earlier series tended to feature more {{Family Unfriendly Death}}s), whenever the Ultramen kill the MonsterOfTheWeek with their beams, [[DefeatMeansExplosion its body is vaporized in a tremendous explosion explosion]] (though for some reason, the explosion never destroys it surroundings). Beyond the obvious RuleOfCool, it also serves to make the deaths more family-friendly and cement the monsters as DeaderThanDead. Outside of the dead monsters, explosions frequently pop up in the monsters' rampages and the attack team firing upon them with their laser guns and fighter jets.
28th Feb '17 5:46:29 PM eowynjedi
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* ''Series/HoratioHornblower'' has more than one, justifiably. Black powder was deadly stuff and there were a number of safety measures enforced on the men whose job was to work with it (it's noted in the books that they wore slippers because a spark from nailed shoes could destroy the ship). The first is a French corvette that gets an unlucky shot to the magazine, then there's a supply ship blown up by a fire ship, and an exploded bridge. In the second series, Horatio, Bush, and Kennedy destroy a fort most impressively. The third, however, takes it to implausible levels thanks to ConspicuousCGI and some serious PlotArmor enforced on the villain.
19th Jan '17 7:40:48 PM MagnusForce
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* The ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' loves this trope to death. In the vast majority of episodes (especially those of later series; earlier series tended to feature more {{Family Unfriendly Death}}s), whenever the Ultramen kill the MonsterOfTheWeek with their beams, its body is vaporized in a tremendous explosion (though for some reason, the explosion never destroys it surroundings). Beyond the obvious RuleOfCool, it also serves to make the deaths more family-friendly and cement the monsters as DeaderThanDead. Outside of the dead monsters, explosions frequently pop up in the monsters' rampages and the attack team firing upon them with their laser guns and fighter jets.
22nd Nov '16 3:09:07 AM Deadbeatloser22
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--->'''The Doctor:''' ''[disappointed]'' [[WheresTheKaboom Is that it?]]
19th Jun '16 7:01:41 AM nighttrainfm
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** Lampshaded again in ''Sentai/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' when four of the heroes do their role call inside the base. Before they finish, the mentor reminds them where they are and warns them to hold back. They just whisper "Zyuden Sentai...Kyoryuger!" with tiny puffs of smoke appearing behind them.

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** Lampshaded again in ''Sentai/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' when four of the heroes do their role call inside the base. Before they finish, the mentor reminds them where they are and warns them to hold back. They just whisper "Zyuden Sentai...Kyoryuger!" with tiny puffs of smoke appearing behind them.
19th Jun '16 7:01:22 AM nighttrainfm
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** It goes SerialEscalation during the Kalish years (though it seems Koichi Sakamoto is the one who was really fond of them, evidently, ''someone'' was reining him in for the first 13-ish years of the franchise.) At one point in [[Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive "Operation Overdrive"]], Mack and Moltor ''pointing'' their weapons at each other caused enormous explosions. It got to the point where it was ''less'' epic because when the background's never ''not'' on fire, you never say "whoa, that attack was powerful" or something.

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** It goes SerialEscalation during the Kalish years (though it seems Koichi Sakamoto is the one who was really fond of them, them: evidently, ''someone'' was reining him in for the first 13-ish years of the franchise.) At one point in [[Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive "Operation Overdrive"]], Mack and Moltor ''pointing'' their weapons at each other caused enormous explosions. It got to the point where it was ''less'' epic because when the background's never ''not'' on fire, you never say "whoa, that attack was powerful" or something.


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** Lampshaded again in ''Sentai/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' when four of the heroes do their role call inside the base. Before they finish, the mentor reminds them where they are and warns them to hold back. They just whisper "Zyuden Sentai...Kyoryuger!" with tiny puffs of smoke appearing behind them.
3rd May '16 9:19:45 PM PaulA
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** When Linda Hamilton hosted, she had a monologue stating she wasn't [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Sarah Connor]]. It mostly goes "here's my school... (''kaboom'') I bought this house after ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast''... (''kaboom'') ". Exception is a ManOnFire ("oh, my first boyfriend").

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** When Linda Hamilton hosted, she had a monologue stating she wasn't [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Sarah Connor]]. It mostly goes "here's my school... (''kaboom'') I bought this house after ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast''...''Series/{{Beauty and the Beast|1987}}''... (''kaboom'') ". Exception is a ManOnFire ("oh, my first boyfriend").
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