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->''"God knows what would happen if you spread [[TrademarkFavoriteFood Branston Pickle]] onto ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes''. Possibly the universe would end. And it would be ''awesome''."''
-->-- ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''

"Awesome" is a hazardous substance in fiction. Put too much of it together, and dangerous things can happen. Things will [[StuffBlowingUp blow up]], [[YourHeadAsplode heads can explode/implode]], or even the universe could end, all for no other reason than the awesomeness ''itself'' caused it.

Probably first created by the RuleOfFunny, combined with the fact that explosions are, themselves, awesome (a sort of Transitive Property Of Awesomeness).

A SubTrope of AwesomenessIsAForce.

Compare NinjaPirateZombieRobot (making awesome by a combination of cool things), {{Nerdgasm}}, IncendiaryExponent, RealityBreakingParadox, TestosteronePoisoning, BigBulkyBomb, ReadingsBlewUpTheScale, YinYangClash, ThePowerOfRock, ExplosiveOverclocking.

Compare/Contrast SuckinessIsPainful.
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[[folder:Advertising]]
* Advertising/SegataSanshiro did a judo throw on a guy so hard that he exploded. ''Twice.''
* In a recent commercial for PS3 motion tracking games, a montage of said games play as a ([[SorryILeftTheBGMOn ''real'']]) operatic duo sings in the background. It all ends when a random houseplant sets on fire, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny shocking]] the entire family.
* The Terry Crews Old Spice commercials tend to include random explosions. Makes sense though, you have a buff black man who uses Old Spice. Can't get much more awesome than that. Of course, they're made by Tim and Eric.
** On one occasion Old Spice Guy claimed that if he and his rival Fabio were ever in the same room their combined pizazz would destroy the universe. They ''did'', but thankfully all that happened was a bit of reality rearrangement, some time travel, things went [[Series/DoctorWho wibbly wobbly]], and after a heartfelt speech from Isaiah got past-Fabio to back down, everything went back to normal. *[[EarWorm Old Spice jingle whistle]]*
* [[InvokedTrope Very heavily used]] in a commercial for Verizon, wherein Michael Bay spent the entire commercial saying how he doesn't just have things, he has ''awesome'' things. And every time he points out an ''awesome'' piece of furniture, appliance, or even [[SerialEscalation his POOL]], it [[StuffBlowingUp erupts in a huge fireball]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXRCf9LbLM0 Awesome Barbecue.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpoBISQmu8M Nintendo Power]] will blow up your head, your house, and even the planet itself!
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[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* In ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', Simon and [[spoiler:Viral]] once actually killed an armada of enemies with nothing but the [[AwesomenessIsAForce sheer awesome]] they radiate.
** [[spoiler: It is also canonical that, if Spiral Power is overused, the violation of conservation of mass will create a supermassive black hole and end the universe.]]
*** In other words, [[spoiler: the sheer amount of Awesomeness in TTGL is actually capable of DESTROYING THE UNIVERSE.]]
** Lordgenome also repeatedly sets himself on fire by doing awesome things and [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking generally]] [[CrazyAwesome being]] [[RatedMForManly Lord]][[{{Badass}} genome]].
** In TheMovie version, [[spoiler: everybody gets a Tengen Toppa mecha]] and poses as a team. A ''[[spoiler:galaxy sized]] volcano'' spontaneously forms behind them and erupts/explodes.
* ''Anime/GetterRobo'': The [[CombiningMecha combination sequence]] of the Getter Emperor is apparently so awesome that it generates energy levels equal to the Big Bang and ''shakes the universe.''
* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha [=StrikerS=]'', the [[RankInflation most powerful mages]] have to have {{Power Limiter}}s attached to them, even more so if they're in a group together. Otherwise, they'd run the risk of having their sheer combined power potentially ''warping the fabric of reality'', which ''really'' happened when Nanoha and Fate fought a BeamOWar Divine Buster to Thunder Smasher back in Season One over a Jewel Seed.
** It's also meant to keep unit power levels moderate. Because, let's face it, Hayate is basically a living magical nuke, Nanoha has more firepower than a battleship and Fate can pretty much beat anything she can touch. Those three alone pretty much constitute an army. ''And then put all three into the same unit.''
* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara''. The characters are all so [[RatedMForManly manly]] and HotBlooded that something's bound to spontaneously explode from the sheer overwhelming awesome at ''least'' OnceAnEpisode.
* At one point, the release date for ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'''s BTB image song was pushed back two weeks. [[http://thisissternbild.com/2011/09/25/i-have-no-words/ The "official" reason for the delay]] was that the awesome combination of elements that comprised it produced an unexpected chemical reaction and blew up the sound studio.
* Invoked in ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' when Nabeshin concludes that anything capable of undoing the FreakyFridayFlip in the final episode will have to be highly volatile, so he simply lights a stick of dynamite and holds it out toward those affected. It works.
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', a villainous RealityWarper accidentally tears his own body apart while trying to imagine himself being stronger than Zaraki Kenpachi. Zaraki is so awesomely powerful that the villain, capable of imagining things like a meteorite crashing on Soul Society and a pocket of the vacuum of space, couldn't imagine being stronger than Zaraki.
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[[folder: Live-Action TV]]
* It's very often in ''SuperSentai'' / ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' team ups for this to occur: Both teams morph, do an AssKickingPose, and then things behind them explode due to how awesome having both teams morph in the same place at the same time is. Most notable is the ''[[Series/PowerRangersInSpace In Space]] / [[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy Lost Galaxy]]'' team up, which happens right before the two groups ''[[CurbStompBattle whoop the asses of the PSYCHO RANGERS.]]''
** ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'', being one of the more meta series, actually covered this. Ziggy asks Doctor K why things spontaneously blow up behind them when they morph, and she explains it as run-off energy from the morphing process being shunted. In the same episode, Flynn has to fix his malfunctioning morpher, but realizes that doing so will have a lot more feedback than usual. His solution? ''Weaponize'' the ensuing henshin explosion and take out a squadron of mooks.
** Also present in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' during the original Ultrazord sequence. There's a massive explosion as the Mega Dragonzord completes its descent into Titanus' carrying bay.
* ''TimAndEricAwesomeShowGreatJob'' has a title sequence so awesome that its creators' heads appear to explode into showers of kitten heads. And that's the least concerning thing about the show.
* In ''ICarly'', it's said the two most powerful warrior classes in a ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' parody can't fight because the resulting epic battle would be so volatile, it'd destroy the multiverse.
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[[folder:Movies]]
* [=JB=] has a dream sequence in ''Film/TenaciousDInThePickOfDestiny'' where his singing is so awesome it makes a dude's head explode.
-->''"I did not mean! To blow your mind! But that shit happens to me...all the time!"''
** A few seconds prior, as he begins his song and turns on his [[GlassShatteringSound Glass-Shattering Voice]], the microphone ''catches on fire''.
* In ''GnomeoAndJuliet'', users of the Terrafirminator are warned in the advert that 'In some rare cases, users may explode when viewing the Terrafirminator.'
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* The playfield and backglass for ''Pinball/{{Flight 2000}}'' features asteroids exploding in space, for no other reason other than because they can.
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[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* In ''AdeptusEvangelion'' your ability to pull off awesome things in your mecha is a stat called Synch ratio, which can change when you get hurt. [[MoreDakka More=better]], at least until you go [[RankInflation above 100%]] at which point it [[DeadlyUpgrade starts to]] eat your soul alive. Then you pass [[UpToElEven 200%]] and essentally attain the [[RealityWarper power]] of [[PhysicalGod god]]. In less than five minutes, you will collapse into [[MythologyGag Tang]]. It is sure to be a AwesomeMoment, and a DyingMomentOfAwesome.
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[[folder: Web Comics]]
* Mindy suffers an awesomeness-induced coma in [[http://www.cinemabums.com/?p=345 this]] ''WebComic/CinemaBums'' strip.
* [[http://www.dorktower.com/2011/01/18/dork-tower-tuesday-january-18-2011/ Here]] in ''DorkTower'':
--> "If tvtropes.org had a lovechild with damnyouautocorrect.com, the universe would disappear in a singularity of ''win'', you know..."
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[[folder: Video Games]]
* Mr. Torgue's life philosophy in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'': absolutely nothing can't be made better by blowing it the fuck up.
* [[spoiler:The Portal of Awesome]] in ''VideoGame/BillyVsSNAKEMAN''. If putting two [[MemeticBadass Memetic Badasses]] together causes that much devastation, imagine what would happen if you did that with seven. If a village's leader is able to open it up, it means the village is about to go down in a blaze of Awesome. Once that happens, everyone in the village gets a bonus, and the leader is allowed to build up an even more awesome village from the ashes. The Wasteland is filled with the fallout of these Awesomizations.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' introduced the LethalJokeCharacter "Bard" class as an AprilFools joke. The class would wield an axe called "The Facemelter" whose [[ThePowerOfRock Power Of Rock]] was sufficient to melt faces.
* VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3: MemeticBadass Mike Haggar´s Level 3 Hyper, a SpinningPiledriver, explodes on impact with the ground.
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[[folder: Web Original]]
* The opening title of ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment'' is a black screen showing the letters: "The following sequence may be the most awesome thing to ever precede a rant on a game or a film. Your head may explode."
** When [[MadScientist Dr. Insano]] reviewed ''Film/TheDungeonmaster'', he said that the rock music in one scene was too awesome for any man withstand.
** In his [[DVDCommentary commentary]] for ''TheClonesOfBruceLee'' review, he stated someone could clone Eddie VanHalen, and they would play rock at the same time and cause the universe to explode.
* {{SFDebris}} assumes this about ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'':
-->"Ceti Alpha VI just blew up one day. I really have no idea how that just happened. Best guess, Khan took his shirt off, and his genetically enhanced Latin body was just too much for it to take."
** When Sisko, Spock and Kirk are on the screen at the same time, his computer shut down for *ahem* ...personal, reasons...
-->'My computer — [[ICallItVera Ruby]] — shut down, and I noticed a wet spot under her processor."
* According to Website/ChuckNorrisFacts, if ChuckNorris and Creator/MrT walk into a room together, that room will explode due to the combined awesomeness being too much to contain.
** One time, Creator/MrT once pitied a fool at the exact moment ChuckNorris roundhouse-kicked him in the ribs. The result was TheEighties.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n3VSw1XBOo&t=2m0s 2:00 into this video]] from ''{{Im A Marvel And Im A DC}}''. Now even though the mixed reviews of both meant that didn't happen, it otherwise counts as this trope.
* From [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/ripley.html Badass of the Week]], discussing [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Ellen Ripley]], came this line describing how a mecha suit fighting a space monster seemed like something you'd just have to imagine, "the fact that it's an actual scene from a movie makes my head want to implode from the G-force that the "Awesomeness Field" around my computer is generating."
* ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' at the end of the ''NoMoreHeroes'' review claims the universe would end (but it would be awesome) if ''NoMoreHeroes'' was combined with Branston Pickle. (Whereas Branston Pickle + Chocolate Eggs = {{Squick}}).
* This one is kind of a MemeticMutation in Brazil. In a satirical video where resident MemeticBadass Captain Nascimento (from the movie ''The Elite Squad'') was trying to interview Chuck Norris, the two of them started to differ in opinion and it seemed they would break into a fight. Right then both stopped and decided it would be better to call another guest, since the two of them fighting would trigger a chain reaction that would make the universe implode.
* There is Website/YouTube video of NorioWakamoto performing a parody of the [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann Giga Drill Break(er)]]. It was bleeped out, and someone in the comments section suggested that it was because, if that combined awesomeness was left unfiltered, it would destroy everything within 15 miles of the speakers.
* In [[WebVideo/BumReviews Chester A. Bum's]] review of ''TheExpendables'', he says that Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzeneger being in the same room could have caused the world to explode. He then remarks that, given the movie's love of StuffBlowingUp, this is ''exactly what happened''.
* As AlternateHistoryDotCom [[http://wiki.alternatehistory.com/doku.php/offtopic/keira_knightley found out]]:
-->"KeiraKnightley, along with NataliePortman may hold the key to the salvation of the Universe itself. If Creator/SamuelLJackson and Creator/MrT were to ever team up, they might well keep their beer in the same fridge. Any fridge used by both Jackson and T would be the coolest object known to mankind, so cool that it might slowly bring all atomic motion to a halt. The only way to avert this would be for Keira Knightley and Natalie Portman [[GirlOnGirlIsHot to make out]], thus producing an equivalent level of hotness to counter the sheer coolness of the Jackson/Mr. T fridge."
* When WebVideo/ObscurusLupa was writing down awesome lines Burt says in ''Film/{{Tremors}} II'', her notebook eventually blows up.
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[[folder: Western Animation]]
* The intro dream sequence in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' has this:
-->'''Po (narrating):''' He was so deadly in fact, that his enemies would go blind from over exposure to pure awesomeness!
* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness of ''{{Metalocalypse}}'' believes that the end of the world shall be caused by the EpicRocking of the main characters' band Dethklok. [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight They seem to be on the ball]].
* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS5WNz8UbU8 this scene]] from the [[WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce ATHF movie]] Meatwad busts out a guitar solo so face meltingly awesome, and on a ''two string toy guitar'' no less, that he explodes when he finishes.
* ''TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie''
-->'''Plankton:''' The [[MindControlDevice helmets]] can't handle [[ThePowerOfRock this level of Rock and Roll]]!
* In ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', in an attempt to impress Benson by wearing trendy clothing and acting irrelevant, Mordecai and Rigby are brought before an intergalactic court of coolness for becoming so cool that they could potentially create a black hole of coolness that could destroy the universe. They end up being guilty of being too cool after Benson is forced to admit that the two are the coolest people he know, but end up escaping back to Earth with everything back to normal.
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