->''"What makes me a good demoman? If I were a ''bad'' demoman, I wouldn't be sittin' here, discussin' it with you, now would I?"''
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->''"One crossed wire, one wayward pinch of potassium chlorate, one errant twitch... and '''[[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud KABLOOIE!!!]]'''"''
-->-- '''The Demoman''', ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''

When a group needs to stop StuffBlowingUp (or cause it), the Demolitions Expert is the guy they will turn to. He's an expert at [[BombDisposal defusing]] or planting explosives, and will often get creative about ways to design or use them.

Often a member of TheSquad or a CaperCrew. May or may not be a MadBomber. If he is wounded and unable to do the disposal of an bomb himself, he may guide another squad member through the process.

Depending on the setting, he may also be TheEngineer.

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'': Nice Holystone serves this function in the delinquent gang during the 1932 arc. With gusto.
* Wille of ''{{Manga/Jormungand}}''. He's so proficient with disarming explosives, and reusing them against their planters, it landed him on the FBI's Blacklist. The only other member of the team on that list? ''Koko''.
* Jun the Swan on ''{{Science Ninja Team Gatchaman}}'' She's wired a number of enemy machines (including a nuclear reactor) to explode, and has a yo-yo bomb containing ''fusion cylinders.''
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* This was Lightfoot's official role in ''[[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel G.I. Joe]]'', although several other Joes sometimes acted as demolitions expert, including Tripwire, Tunnel Rat and Depth Charge.
* This is Robina Arthur's very particular set of skills in ''ComicBook/DesolationJones''.
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[[folder:FanFic]]
* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7466762/1/Between-Minds Between Minds]], a {{HalfLife}}/{{Videogame/Portal}} fic by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/3336431/3theCaptain 3theCaptain]] has [[DistaffCounterpart Sam]], a short, Asian teammate who seems to take glee in blowing as many things up as she can.
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[[folder:Film]]
* The members of the EOD team in ''Film/TheHurtLocker'', James in particular.
* ''OceansEleven'' has Basher, master of power-cutting and safe-blowing explosions.
* [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-Zagged]] in ''Film/{{Munich}}'', where after the bombs used by the team continuously malfunction, the bomb expert admits that he was trained to ''dismantle'' bombs rather than to build them.
* Corporal Miller from ''Film/TheGunsOfNavarone''.
* "Nitro" Jones in ''Film/OnceUponATexasTrain''.
* ''Film/AFistfulOfDynamite'' stars Creator/JamesCoburn as a 19th century IRA explosives fanatic who is for some reason running around Mexico during the Revolution with a steady supply of nitroglycerin, blowing things up just right.
** The ''WebVideo/HitlerRants'' version is even ''worse''. He's depicted as a psychotic demolitions expert who for whatever reason has decided to make it his life's ambition to blow up Hitler. There are literally no limits to how he'll go about achieving that goal.
* ''AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' has the Italian demolition expert [[DeadpanSnarker Vinny]], who [[OralFixation chews a matchstick]] and treats explosives as office supplies.
* In ''Film/ExecutiveDecision'', the special forces team includes such an expert, who is badly injured when they first board the plane. The two civilian experts brought along on the mission work on figuring out how to defuse the bomb, until the expert wakes up and is able to talk them through it (not to mention stopping them from cutting the WrongWire).
* Firefly from ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation''.
* Bill Dolworth in ''Film/TheProfessionals'' is hired specifically because the teams needs an explosives expert.
* Referenced in Film/PulpFiction. Mia's ShowWithinAShow PilotEpisode "Fox Force Five" featured five foxy chicks. "The black girl was a demolition expert."
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In the StarWarsExpandedUniverse XWingSeries, Wraith Squadron member Kell Tainer is the teams explosive expert and is frequently called upon to disarm booby traps or create new explosives, which he sometimes refer to as "works of art".
* In the ''{{Halo}}'' novel ''GhostsOfOnyx'', Spartan-[=III=] Dante is described as being almost magical with finding, disposing, and setting bombs, and serves as Team Saber's explosives expert.
* Ben in ''Literature/TheLeonardRegime''.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Angus [=MacGyver=] in ''[[Series/MacGyver MacGyver]]''. He served in a bomb disposal unit in UsefulNotes/VietnamWar.
* ''BurnNotice'': Ex-terrorist Fiona doubles as this, in addition to being the resident GunNut. Whenever the team needs something to blow up, Michael can just turn his head and say, "Fi...".
* ''Series/HogansHeroes'': Sgt. Carter has a real genius for - and very much enjoys - blowing stuff up. He's also the team {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, all of which might be slightly worrying if he wasn't such a nice guy.
* ''Series/{{Revolution}}'': [[Creator/DaniellaAlonso Nora Clayton]]. She seems to specialize in trip wires and can even make a little gun to hide up a sleeve. You can see it in action in [[Recap/RevolutionS1E5SoulTrain episode 5]] and the [[Recap/RevolutionS1E20TheDarkTower first season finale]].
* ''Series/TheWildWildWest'': Artemus Gordon. Usually he falls into the "creatively blowing things up" category, but on at least one occasion he's called upon instead to defuse a situation.
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[[folder:Roleplay]]
* ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'' has at least two major explosives expert, both rather crazy. Demoman is a drunk but Firecracker (an {{expy}} of the WebVideo/HitlerRants version of John Mallory) is a psycho who joined the team solely so that he could blow stuff up (he even got fired ''from a demolition company'' because of how much he loves dynamite).
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* In the ''GearsOfWar'' franchise, Samantha Byrne is Delta Squads EOD member. Though her knowledge only comes into play once in ''Gears of War 3'', it is used more in the novels.
* ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3 ODST}}'' has Michael "Mickey" Crespo, who rigs the bridge leading to the [=ONI=] building to blow up to prevent Covenant ground forces from crossing it, and later destroys the ONI building to prevent it from falling into enemy hands.
* The Demoman in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', whose weapons of choice are a grenade launcher and a gun that shoots sticky mines. Then, if you want, you can even replace your melee weapon with a Stick Grenade unlock.
* In ''{{Brink}}'' the Soldier class focuses on the StuffBlowingUp aspect of this trope, planting HE charges to complete objectives, and utilizing special grenades and satchel charges against enemies, whilst the Engineer class focuses on the BombDisposal aspect, disarming explosives planted by enemy players (though they can also plant land mines).
* In the ''Franchise/SlyCooper'' series of video games, starting from ''VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves'' onward, Bentley is the team's "Brains and Demolitions Expert" as the back of the game box says. He uses a wide variety of unique explosives to pull off amazing heists, as well as defend himself. In [[VideoGame/Sly3HonorAmongThieves the third game]], The Panda King takes this role.
* Tiny Tina from ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''. Badonkadonks.
** The second boss in the game is Boom-Bewm, the SiblingTeam of Bandit explosives experts Boom and Bewm. Light the fuses, bitches!
** The second DLC introduces Mr. Torgue, founder of Torgue Corporation. Despite being a screaming maniac, he personally designed all of Torgue's weaponry (all of which are of the Explosion element).
* The Mercenaries who specialize in explosives in ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance''. And most of them are insane.
* Loid from ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER|1}} has some of the best weapons in the game, including bombs and bottle rockets.
* ''Videogame/EarthBound'': Jeff, Loid's {{Expy}} in the sequel to MOTHER. However, it should be noted that in this game, anyone can use the bombs, unlike in the first only Loid can. However, Jeff is still the only one who can use the bottle rockets, of which the strongest kind deals so much damage that it is a GameBreaker.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} II: Tides of Darkness'', the dwarves (Alliance) and their EvilCounterpart the goblins (Horde) are specialized units that blow stuff up. Each unit is only good for a single explosion, killing the demolitions team in the blast of its own attack. They are, it would appear, so willing to die for the cause that they chose a specialty that makes every mission a suicide mission.
** ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III: Reign of Chaos'', the dwarves, having suffered terrible losses among their sapper teams in the Second War, have been developing a method of delivering those explosives that do not require the demolition dwarves to themselves to get near the target. Hence, the dwarven mortar team replaces the old sapper units.
* [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous Havoc Squad]], the Republic Trooper's team in ''Star Wars: VideoGame/TheOldRepublic'', begins the game with a dedicated demolitions man nicknamed "[[MeaningfulName Fuze]]". [[spoiler: Like the other veteran Havocs, he defects to the Empire, who puts him to use designing bombs. However, he returns to Republic when he realizes that the Imperials are testing his creations on civilians.]] His replacement, Tanno Vik, is an ex-street gang member with such a broad criminal streak that he was actually dishonorably discharged, but was recommissioned because he's just that good. And it's not an unjust assessment -- on the mission he was tapped for, he plants a few pieces of heavy ordnance that destroy an entire Imperial cruiser (albeit from the inside) and the superweapon prototype it was carrying.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' currently has as the company demolition expert Lt. "Pi" Pibald, a MadBomber swinging between acute (if [[ProperlyParanoid not always unjustified]]) paranoia and lapses in self-preservation related to explosives. There were two previous demolition experts: Hob blew himself up ([[HeroicSacrifice heroically]]) and Pronto was [[DuctTapeForEverything too enthusiastic about duct tape]], but ended up simply shot in the chest.
** In addition to the aforementioned characters, the entire profession was recognised in Maxim 3: An Ordnance Technician at a dead run outranks '''''everybody'''''.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Rico from ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'', to the point where "Kaboom!" is one of the few intelligible words you can get out of him.
* [[YouDirtyRat Rattrap]] from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' is the main Maximal when it comes to explosives.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' has Wheeljack on the Autobots, who much more of a combat engineer than his usual {{Gadgeteer Genius}} portrayal.
* ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' : Vinny Santorini.
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