Destructive Resonance
Certain frequency + certain object = Stuff Blowing Up
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(permanent link) added: 2013-01-05 10:10:50 sponsor: Stratadrake (last reply: 2013-01-19 23:21:43)

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You'd think we'd have this one, at least the ones involving tuning forks. Do we?

A surefire way to destroy something in fiction is to hit it with a wave of energy (often a blast of sound) that has just the right frequency pattern to match the object's natural resonance; instead of simply absorbing or reflecting the energy, the object vibrates right along with it, and literally shakes itself apart.

In cartoons, the implement is often a tuning fork.

Glass-Shattering Sound is a Sub-Trope.

Not related to Bad Vibrations.


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