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A character releases bottled, superhuman rage and literally ''[[PersonOfMassDestruction 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 SuicideAttack, if it is done on purpose and kills the user. Might also rarely be WhyAmITicking, if the detonation trigger is specifically tied to the character's rage. Compare BurningWithAnger, which is seldom destructive past a few charred bits of furniture.

[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] EmotionBomb, which induces emotion as an attack. Any character using this probably has EmotionalPowers, especially when [[PentUpPowerPeril said power builds up as the emotion does]].

See also RageBreakingPoint, a merely ''metaphorical'' explosion of rage.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Majin Buu of ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. When we first see him, he's a misguided but [[OmnicidalManiac omnicidal pink blob]], thanks to Babidi's cruel teachings. With luck, he meets Mr. Satan and befriends him, causing him to give up killing and [[TookALevelInKindness become kind-hearted]]. He gives a blind child sight for the first time, and even heals and adopts a wounded puppy. So... what went wrong, you ask? One completely ordinary guy with a gun shot his puppy and Mr. Satan, and set Buu off so horrifically, he expelled his own evil and it soon [[SuperpoweredEvilSide overtook him]]. Things got so bad [[ApocalypseHow everybody died]] and [[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the world]] [[EarthShatteringKaboom went kaboom]]. BUT... he got better. Let's just say pissing Buu off means you need a set of Dragonballs and a planet-wide Spirit Bomb on hand to fix the damage he does.
** Also Cell. He was so furious after Gohan made him vomit out Android 18, causing him to revert back to a weaker form, that he inflated himself to a massive size planning to take everyone on the planet with him as he detonated. It took some quick thinking and a ''HeroicSacrifice'' from Goku to stop him. There were still casualties from this, but much less than there could have been.
** Vegeta does this in the final arc of ''Dragon Ball Z'' when he self-destructs to (unsuccessfully) kill Majin Buu.
* Almost the whole plot of ''Manga/{{Akira}}''.
* Mewtwo in ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie''.
* Lucille from ''SamuraiPizzaCats'' combines this with MacrossMissileMassacre whenever she gets upset.
** Don't forget Big Cheese! He blows up every time he gets really angry.
* Manga/{{Naruto}}, due to containing SealedEvilInACan - when he snaps, the explosion of power is only the first of the list of problems...
** All of the Jinchuriki have this problem; losing control means letting their Tailed Beast out, who sees the people that [[SealedEvilInACan stuffed it in the Jinchuriki in the first place]]. It doesn't help that the Tailed Beasts are equal parts EldritchAbomination and [[PowerOfHate seething hatred]].
** Deidara [[spoiler:kills himself by exploding to try to kill [[{{CanonSue}} Sasuke]]. It fails because Sasuke teleports away.]]
** [[spoiler: The WarArc takes this UpToEleven when Madara/Tobi sets off ''six'' Angst Nukes within a close proximity of each other. The result was 6 jinchuuriki, [[OhCrap all in their V2 state]].]]
** [[spoiler: Obito]] did this when he saw [[spoiler: Rin]] die. The result looked like something out of ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry''
* Ryouga learns an ultimate technique powered by his depression in ''RanmaOneHalf''. There are two forms of this. A standard [[KiAttacks Ki Blast]], and the proper 'Angst Nuke'. The reason why Ryouga survives the nuke version is that the level of depression needed, combined with actually performing the technique, leave him emotionally dead for a few seconds, letting the attack pass right through him. Why it still affects inanimate matter is anyone's guess.
* In ''TowardTheTerra'', Carina has a prolonged and destructive psychic freakout when she thinks Tony is dead. Later in the series, Matsuka does the same when he thinks Keith is dead.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': [[spoiler: Sayaka's witch transformation]] may count. While it doesn't kill anyone, it sends Kyoko and objects around her flying.
* ''HeroicAge'': Yuti La/Cervius flies into one of these when [[spoiler:she believes Karkinos has died]]. In her rage she creates a black hole the size of an entire ''solar system'', which comes very, very close to killing all remaining Nodos in existence.
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' chapter 554, when [[HavingABlast Bambietta Basterbine]] discovers she's been talking to herself for the past few pages because her friends ran off somewhere when she wasn't looking, she becomes furious and releases a massive explosion around herself that takes out sizable a chunk of the surrounding area.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The [[TheNewUniverse Star Brand]] wielder has this as one of their powers.
* Variation, the [[RedHulk Red Hulk's]] body is always releasing an unnatural amount of heat. His body temperature rises with rage, so much so that he can cook vast stretches of land, but spending too much time in this state will weaken him.
* In ''PaperinikNewAdventures'' there's Xadhoom: according to what she says, if she ever lost control of her powers she would ''GO NOVA'', and then she would become a black hole and swallow the entire solar system she's in. Fortunately enough, she approached that level of fury only three times and every time she calmed herself.
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[[folder: Fan Works]]
* Try [[UpToEleven Angst]] '''[[TheTunguskaEvent Tunguska]]''' - in FanFic/TheConversionBureauTheOtherSideOfTheSpectrum, when Celestia absorbs [[ShellShockedVeteran Marcus']] memories, she's so horrified by the war crimes she sees an evil alternate version of herself doing that she flies to "Ponguska, Sibearia" and has a cross-dimensional [[BadassBoast chat with her evil alter]] which culminated in an outstanding explosion of raw fury.
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[[folder:Film]]
* Hades incinerates a forest in a flash fire after learning that Disney/{{Hercules}} is still alive.
* In ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'', Lo Pan's Storm bodyguard Thunder balloons himself in pure rage after his master is killed, then pops himself with his knife explosively to try and [[TakingYouWithMe take out Jack and Wang in the process]].
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Happens several times in TalesOfTheBranionRealm, particularly to Kassandra in ''The Painter Knight''. She does severe damage to her entire ''kingdom''. Since she's [[KingIncognito incognito]] at the time, this poses a problem for her party since it's very obvious where the destruction radiated from.
* Very common in TheWheelOfTime . Every channeler can "overload" which results in a significantly more powerful action then they're normally capable of, but the price is that they either die or their abilities are burned out which can be just as bad.
** The shining example of this is definitely the death of Lews Therin Telamon, The Dragon. After discovering that he slaughtered everyone he loved in his insanity, he Travels to the middle of nowhere and starts drawing ''massive'' amounts of ''Saiden'', drawing more and more until it kills him and erupts all at once. This eruption is described as a pillar of light from the earth to the sky, so bright that anyone who even glimpsed was permenantly blinded. After the light vanished, an enormous erupting volcano spewed forth from the ground where he died. This mountain's name is Dragonmount and it's basically Mount Everest: Volcano Edition. Thus died the Lews Therin, The Dragon, Lord of the Morning, Prince of Dawn, Kinslayer.

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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Ted Sprague in ''Series/{{Heroes}}''.
** Also, [[spoiler: Sylar in the future when his son dies]].
* Dr. Cox in at least one of JD's {{Imagine Spot}}s in ''{{Scrubs}}''.
** And JD himself in another Imagine Spot.
* Done deliberately in an episode of ''Series/{{Angel}}''.
* This is one of the signs of the Hellmouth regaining power in the last season of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. It acts as a LiteralGenie to the kids in the high school built on top of it, so one of them says they're so stressed they think they might explode, one can imagine what happens shortly after...
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* The backstory of the BonusBoss in ''VideoGame/CaveStory'' is that he caused one of these [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil while being tortured]].
* In ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'', Fei lets off one of these in the beginning of the game, under severe stress.
* Shadow the Hedgehog's Chaos Blast in the ''{{Sonic the Hedgehog}}'' series
* In ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'', [[PersonOfMassDestruction Asura]] [[SuperpowerMeltdown absolutely loses it]] and undergoes one of these when [[spoiler: [[TearJerker the little girl and the village]] [[PlayerPunch he's been trying to protect are destroyed by Olga.]]]] The result is Asura literally [[BurningWithAnger burning with anger]] as he [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome massacres an entire space fleet with it.]]
* In ''Star Wars: TheForceUnleashed 2'' (Wii version), Starkiller unleashes an enormous explosion of the Force on the bridge of a cruiser about to hit Kamino's planetary shield generator, essentially blowing up the entire cruiser and shield generator, along with a good portion of the city and cloning facilities. Starkiller soon afterwards travels through the remains of the cruiser to find Vader, fighting off waves of imperial troops while navigating the maze of debris.
* ''VideoGame/ArTonelicoIIMelodyOfMetafalica'' has the spell Replekia, which is part of a ritual to keep the world from collapsing. Sung by over one hundred unstable magic users banded together under the power of one of the maidens of Metafalica, they basically scream and sing of madness and emotional disaster and using their turmoil to fuel unbelievably powerful magic, which is used to fuel the full ritual. It mellows out in the second stage, which has a relation to how these girls are supposed to be getting therapy to keep their powers and magic under control before they freak out and start killing everyone around them.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* The final sketch in ''TheGmodIdiotBox'' episode 9. [[spoiler:After Derrick knocks Alex's candy out of his hand, Alex literally explodes with rage, and then proceeds to scream so loud he destroys the entire Earth. Both he and Derrick survive.]]
** In ''The Gmod Idiot Box'' episode 1, [[spoiler:a man who has been arrested tries so hard to escape his cuffs he devastates the surrounding area.]]
* [[BreathWeapon Weaponized]] by Lily in ''Roleplay/DorfQuest''.
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic does not like plot holes:
--> '''Nostalgia Critic:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Just! Ex! Plain!]] *boom*
** Which is kinda funny/harsh when you realize what happened at the end of ToBoldlyFlee
* Over at Blog/DasSporking, Ket Makura does this so frequently over the ''FiftyShadesOfGrey'' sporkings that she has an icon that says "Gehayi [her co-sporker] has to sweep me up in a dust pan". Mervin also occasionally explodes, which she represents with videos or pictures of atomic explosions.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Katie Ka-Boom in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''.
* The plot of one ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' episode involved a hair tonic which caused its users to [[HairTriggerTemper get angry over minor things]], become red with rage, and cause an explosion (which they somehow survive unscathed, but the surroundings don't).
* During one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', protagonist and resident PersonOfMassDestruction Aang looses his temper from the frustration of being unable to find his animal companion, Appa. The resulting explosion can be seen for miles in every direction and bears a striking resemblence to TheDeadliestMushroom. Lucklily, he was in the middle of a desert on his own at the time so no bystanders were hurt, but Katara could still feel the backlash from miles away. Ironically, [[spoiler: Appa himself saw the explosion, but was tied down by a group of merchants and was stuck while he was desperately trying to get to Aang.]]
** A smaller example, but whenever Zuko gets frustrated or upset, he accidentally firebends. Most notably during The Beach when he snaps and causes their small campfire to explode into a huge column of fire.
* Red Star in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''. A science experiment by MadScientist Dr. Chang to make him the perfect super soldier turned him into a living nuke, who once blew up and devastated a village. He had to keep draining the excess buildup of power as to not overload and do it again (which got so bad it leaked out and took a [[EldritchAbomination life of its own]]). Finally it became too much for him and he had to fly into deep space to wait for a massive explosion to go off from the inside out as to not charbroil the Earth. He appeared to die in that episode, but he later returned minus the PowerIncontinence for the GrandFinale battle: the final explosion stabilized his powers and gave him a chance to be normal again.
** ComicBook/{{Raven}} spends much of her time meditating and intentionally being TheStoic in order to ''prevent'' this from happening: her powers are influenced by her emotions, so the more stressed out/angry she gets the more devastating they can be. PlayedForLaughs when Cyborg left to help Titans West, and mentioning his name in a deadpan manner while [[BlatantLies saying she doesn't care that he's not there]] causes her hair to swirl and a giant monitor behind her to almost shatter. Decidedly ''not'' played for laughs in the episode where [[spoiler:the group watches a campy horror movie. She's so unable to cope with the FACT that she's afraid that her powers don't explode, they turn into a [[EldritchAbomination massive horde of demonic, red-eyed shadow-creatures that snatch away the team one by one]] until she comes to grips with it.]]
* Benson on ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' has this happen in "Think Positive", when he unleashes an episode's worth of pent-up rage at Mordecai and Rigby all at once, resulting in them being bathed in flames as he [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech tells them off]].
* PlayedForLaughs in the season 3 premiere of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. When [[TheHero Twilight Sparkle]] was freaking out over taking a mysterious test being given by her mentor [[BigGood Princess Celestia]], Spike tries to calm her down by saying it's just a test. Given this is [[SuperOCD Twilight Sparkle]], he should have known better.
-->'''Twilight Sparkle''': Princess Celestia wants to give me some kind of exam, and you're trying to tell me to calm down because it's ''"just a test"?!''
-->'''Spike''': (dons a suit of pillows and an army helmet) Uh... yes?
-->'''Applejack:''' I'd say she's handling things pretty well, considering...
-->''(Cue DistantReactionShot of the tree-house library getting blown into the air and crashing down again)''
* Yosemite Sam on ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MYiIYBzrsc an entire musical number]] about this.
-->''Now they sent me to school but things got weird''
-->''When the kids made fun of my long red beard''
-->''And OOOOOOOOOH! I blew my stack!''
* ''WesternAnimation/RatedAForAwesome'': Noam spent one episode wearing a device to remove his negative emotions (The "Blues Smoother"). The others, wanting the old Noam back, desecrate his favorite shirt, making him so angry that the Blues Smoother overloads and explodes (The resulting explosion being seen from space).
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