'''Basic Trope''': A car is rigged to explode when started.
* '''Straight''': Bob walks to his car, puts his key in the ignition... *BOOM*
** Alice wishes Bob a nice trip, and laughs an Evil Laugh. A long shot shows him approaching his car. The camera focuses on the key in the ignition while Ominous Music plays. The car explodes with an EarthShatteringKaboom.
** Every vehicle in the car park is rigged to blow when the target starts his car.
* '''Downplayed''': ???
* '''Justified''': The enemy is an [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles ex-IRA]] explosives expert now working as a car mechanic, and wants to make sure no-one ever [[NeverFoundTheBody identifies the body]].
** Bob rigs a remote-detonated bomb to go off when he starts his own car, perhaps to destroy his office if he has to make a quick getaway.
** Alternatively: Bob's car is rigged to explode when he ''stops''.
* '''Subverted''': Bob had found the bomb before time and moved it to his enemy's vehicle. They watch him drive off, and jump in their own car...
* '''Double Subverted''': ...just to retrieve the remote control for the backup bomb they put in his glovebox.
* '''Parodied''': Bob gets on a pushbike, kicks up the stand, and the bike explodes.
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': Someone waits near the car until Bob shows up, and [[JustShootHim Just Shoots Him]].
* '''Enforced''': ???
* '''Lampshaded''': "If only Bob hadn't turned that ignition key. Then he'd still be alive."
* '''Invoked''': A mob boss doesn't want a snitch going anywhere, so he sends some dodgy-looking mechanics to tinker underneath the guy's car when he knows he'll see them.
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': "Whew, when Big Tony gave me the keys to a new car I kinda thought it would be a trap..."
* '''Discussed''': "50 quid says the car explodes when I turn the ignition"
* '''Conversed''': "So the Mafia supergrass is letting his girlfriend bring the car around for him. [[SortingAlgorithmOfMortality Sheee's dead.]]"
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%% Optional items, added after Conversed, at your discretion:
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