Created By: CAD on May 27, 2010 Last Edited By: CAD on May 28, 2010
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Angst Nuke

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A character releases bottled, superhuman rage and literally blows up.

The building they were in, as well as any buildings in a mile's radius, are leveled. Many die. But strangely, the originator of the explosion is usually unharmed.

Very rarely can be a Suicide Attack, if it is done on purpose and kills the user. Might also rarely be Why Am I Ticking?, if the detonation trigger is specifically tied to the character's rage.

I'll give Rolling Updates a shot for once. Needs A Picture.

Community Feedback Replies: 11
  • May 25, 2010
    Wristmilk
    Hades incinerates a forest in a flash fire after learning that Hercules is still alive in the Disney version.
  • May 25, 2010
    ToddTheT1000
    Lucille from Samurai Pizza Cats combines this with Macross Missile Massacre whenever she gets upset.
  • May 25, 2010
    Lavalyte
    The Star Brand weilder has this as one of their powers.
  • May 25, 2010
    SonofRojBlake
    Finale of season 1 of Heroes.
  • May 25, 2010
    Mozgwsloiku
    Naruto, due to containing Sealed Evil In A Can - when he snaps, the explosion of power is only the first of the list of problems...
  • May 25, 2010
    Prfnoff
    Katie Ka-Boom in Animaniacs.
  • May 25, 2010
    dotchan
    Ryouga learns an ultimate technique powered by his depression in Ranma One Half.
  • May 25, 2010
    Dcoetzee
    Peter didn't blow up due to rage in Heroes though, should that count? If so, we should also count Sylar's explosion in the explosion future.
  • May 25, 2010
    DaibhidC
    Dr Cox in at least one of JD's Imagine Spots in Scrubs.
  • May 27, 2010
    CAD
    @ Dcoetzee: Beats me, I didn't watch Heroes. But this should count only when the explosion is triggered by angst. Otherwise it's Why Am I Ticking or Suicide Attack or something else.
  • May 28, 2010
    randomsurfer
    Peter in Heroes may not count, but Ted Sprague, the guy he absorbed the power from, certainly does.
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