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"Good guys, bad guys, and explosions; as far as the eye can see..."
"Allow me to introduce myself. My name is-" BOOM! "-And I'm from the Department of-" BOOM!
—Michael Westen, Burn Notice
"I'M TORGUE, AND I AM HERE TO ASK YOU ONE QUESTION, AND ONE QUESTION ONLY: EXPLOSIONS!?"
Reddit Question: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE KIND OF EXPLOSION?
Mr. Torgue: YES
Reddit Question: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO BLOW SHIT UP, MR. TORGUE?
Mr. Torgue: THAT QUESTION IMPLIES I HAVE A LEAST FAVORITE WAY TO BLOW THINGS UP WHICH IS F*CKING QUITTER TALK
"TORGUE GUNS MAKE THINGS EXPLODE! .....END OF SALES PITCH!"
—Torgue Vending Machine, Borderlands 2
Michael Bay presents: Explosions!
Explosions! from Michael Bay!
Boom! Michael Baysplosions!!!
"I don't have to blow up everything I see. I just like to."
—Kell Tainer, Wraith Squadron
Donos: Pretty. What do we blow up first?
Wedge: Write that down. That ought to be Wraith Squadron's official motto.
— Solo Command
Mega Man: Let me guess. You're going to flood the cave with water.
Doctor Wily: No, no, no. Nothing so boring. I'm going to flood it with bombs.
— Mega Man (Ruby-Spears)
"In the Game Boy game where Mega Man uses it, I think Mirror Buster is just a shield that can bounce shots, but instead I made it this thing that absorbs attacks and fires them back as some kind of converted blast. Why? Because explosions."
Caboose: Andy, calm down. Think of a happy place. Now, what makes you happy?
Andy: (sentient bomb) Being in the middle of a huge explosion!
Church: Less happy place, Caboose!
Ben Vereen: I get a big charge out of being here.
Crazy Harry: * produces a dynamite plunger* Did you say a big charge?
Vereen and Kermit the Frog: No!
"Oh, go on, Archchancellor. What's the good of having mastery over cosmic balance and knowing the secrets of fate if you can't blow something up?"
— The Dean, Reaper Man
"Art is a bang, un!"
— Deidara, Naruto
"He did 'Boom!'. No matter how many times you hear, it's always a good sound."
Darklight: And most importantly... we must BLOW STUFF UP!
Wolf, Thatch and Kiki: ...
Darklight: Um... blow... evil... stuff... up...
"When in doubt, just start blowing shit up."
— James Grayson in Resistance Retribution, after blowing up a Chimera power core in the Construction Zone.
"What's cooler than saying 'fuck'? Blowing something up!"
— Claire Hooper, The Sideshow With Paul McDermott
Riff: Wood, mortar, plaster... various materials mundane materials that share one important quality. They all can be blown up.
Torg: Riff, that's always your plan.
Riff: It's more of a philosophy.
Torg: Don't you have more gadgets than just the bazooka?
Riff: I stopped bothering to pack them months ago.
— Sluggy Freelance
"As the size of an explosion increases, the number of social situations it is incapable of solving approaches zero."
— Vaarsuvius, The Order of the Stick
"Their songs followed the simple premise of boy being meets girl being under the silvery moon, which then explodes for no adequately explored reason."
"The goal is to create a piece of advertising that's original and exciting, if intelligent and provocative - in other words, lots of things blowing up!"
"The first bomb is always the hardest."
— Parker, Leverage
"JOKER unleashes an all-out barrage of missiles, like the biggest fucking missiles you will ever see. BATMAN shoots his own back, and they all collide together in the middle of a violent explosion, and then, an explosion within that explosion. Afterward: one last explosion, this time in slow motion, with tanks flying out of it."
"If they don't blow up at least ten national monuments, I'm leaving!"
"If it's bombs they want... I'm happy to oblige."
"I got to draw superfluous explosions, though! Those are my favorite kind!"
"Dynamite solves everything!"
— Peri, Spliced
"My years with Mr. Tesla have taught me that there's one underlying scientific principle common to all existence. Everything explodes."
"It's gonna go boom, it's Atari! It's gonna go boom! *Death Star in the video game he was playing explodes* BOOM!!!!"
"Sometimes, when I morph, I can't help but notice this gigantic explosion right behind me for no apparent reason."
"I assume you're referring to the residual energy runoff that is sometimes necessary to clear the suit's bio-field channels during the morph."
"I'm referring to the six-story-tall fireballs like that one, right there! Now, could that happen to me in the kitchen or something?"
"Why does everything explode so easily?
— Dr. Doofenshmirtz, Phineas and Ferb, "Ask a Foolish Question"
"Why isn't everything exploding?!"
— Japanese Michael Bay, Naruto The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series Show
"Nothing gets a party goin' like a few pounds of chemical charges... hey, they've got mines too! Verry nice, we'll take 'em along as well."
— Michael Falkner, Earth 2160
"At last, all my powers restored! Speed! Invisibility! Astral projection! And my personal favorite... COMBUSTION!"
— Shendu, Jackie Chan Adventures
"The Alchemist's Guild is opposite the Gambler's Guild. Usually. Sometimes it's above it, or below it, or falling in bits around it."
Goddess of Explosions: Anyway, what is your wish?
Princess Pitch: More explosions.
Goddess of Explosions: Your wish is granted!!!
"There are no problems which cannot be solved by judicious use of high explosives."
— British Commando motto, World War 2
"There are very few personal problems that cannot be solved through a suitable application of high explosives."
"First the lights all around the prison get blown out by some mysterious force! ... It’s only then that we get the real action, when a bunch of the golden rings from Sonic the Hedgehog blow up a fence. Obviously, this is what magnetism looks like. And also, 'magnetism' is the natural force that just straight up makes things explode. I’m too lazy to look it up, but I’m starting to think 'Jim Carlson' and 'Terrence McDonnell' might be pen names for Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope."
(After the on-screen film shows several solid minutes of the Supervillain Lair exploding)
"So there's stuff blowing up, then."''
— Joel, Mystery Science Theatre 3000
"In the early planning stages almost all my stories end with a big explosion."
— Mike Mignola
"The latter half of the 19th century was filled with advances in man-exploding technology—particularly those advances that allowed you to blow up people who were not you, but that had angered you in some way and so deserved to die. Progress!"
"In Lord of War, [Nicolas Cage] plays an arms dealer, a job that according to the poster consists of literally selling explosions to people."
Jay: In the first Predator, doesn't his respiratory whatever device he has, it gets fucked up, so he has to take it off? It's like a big, awesome reveal.
Rich: Well, everything's quicker in this one, 'cause they gotta get to the point.
Jay: What is the point?
"Explosions, people! In case you missed it!"
"So when Shaw blew up the keg of powder on the bar it only launched a stuntman, but when Morgan drops a chandelier on one it takes out the whole block? Does black powder even do that? And if it does, why would anyone have it on their dinner table? This is rapidly becoming the most retarded crap I've ever seen, and I've watched almost every episode of Walker, Texas Ranger."
"There are so many plot holes, unstated motivations, and damn confusing sh*t that you think the original plot was simply three words “Blow sh*t up”. The writing for the action scenes are like a stoner version of Can You Top This."
“Hey, lets have a car jump over five cars and do a somersault through the air!”
“No way man! Let’s have TWO cars do a somersault through the air at the same time and then blow up!”."
"*sniffs* Michael Bay would be proud."
"The all time classic, Super Mario 64! NOW WITH FIVE THOUSAND PERCENT MORE EXPLOSIONS!"