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Playing With: Stuff Blowing Up
Basic Trope: Things exploding spectacularly... Even when logic/common sense dictate they shouldn't!
  • Straight: Exploding cars, Exploding Barrels, Exploding Heads, you get the idea.
  • Exaggerated: Every single thing is Made of Explodium.
  • Downplayed: A couple things explode during the fourth of July.
  • Justified: The work in question is about bomb defusal technicians waging War On Terror. What did you expect?
  • Inverted: In a Saturday Morning Cartoon, a missile procures a spring-loaded red boxing glove upon reaching it's target.
  • Subverted: Only bombs can blow up, despite Explodium abound.
  • Double Subverted: But enough effort can make walls spontaneously explode anyway.
  • Parodied: Running From Explosions 2 depicts exclusively explosive weapons, stars Action Bomb as a protagonist, ends with a massive nuclear strike, and is advertised as "the best movie about explosions you'll ever see".
  • Zig Zagged: Take a Moment to Catch Your Death
  • Averted: Despite film being an action movie, nothing ever goes up in flames.
  • Enforced: Michael Bay is producing this one, and he's letting it show.
  • Lampshaded: *snaps fingers* *KABOOM*
  • Invoked: Emperor Evulz makes all his stuff explosive on purpose, as to inconvenience heroes with constant shrapnel threat.
  • Exploited: Some one sells tickets to a pyrotechnic show.
  • Defied: Emperor Evulz, expecting the heroes, orders his minions to remove all explosive objects and substances from his lair so the heroes can't use them to their advantage.
  • Discussed: "Every single time bullets start flying, something inevitably blows up. Not that I'm against it, but the question remains: WHY."
  • Conversed: "Fuel tanks do not work this way. Supercomputers do not either!" "It's just a show. You really should relax."
  • Implied: The ruins of Emperor Evulz' lair suggest a lot of things exploded here, although nobody mentions it, and no explosions are seen.
  • Deconstructed: All explosions are portrayed realistically with powerful shockwaves, scorching-hot flames, and bursts of shrapnel in all directions. Over the course of the story, everybody dies.
  • Reconstructed: Characters firmly know just how dangerous all those explosions are - and so ones take cover when appropriate, while others are never seen without flak jackets and helmets.
  • Played For Laughs: After none of Bob's homemade grenades turn out to not do any damage at all to their targets, frustrated, he throws the last one away over his shoulder, causing a parked civilian car to go up in a fiery ball of fire.
  • Played For Drama: Emperor Evulz' life's work is blown up in front of his eyes.

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