Stuff Blowing Up / Fan Fiction

  • All Guardsmen Party: This is the usual stock in trade of Twitch, the squad's demo specialist. The Guardsmen are very fond of this as a means of solving problems, including up to the occasional orbital strike.
    While the nerds babbled about how this was the greatest scientific advancement in centuries Twitch and Nubby went to find a place to plant the Nuke and blow it all up. There's probably something deep and philosophical you could say about that, but we were guardsmen. We had a really big bomb, and damned if we weren't going to use it.
  • A New Dawn Short Story has Robin Garrett, a serial killer teen whose power involves touching things and alchemically creating bombs. He mostly uses this to take revenge on bullies, right wing politicians, and many others.
  • Frequently happens to Bungling Inventors Sherman and Dr. Brainstorm in Calvin and Hobbes: The Series.
  • The Guild of Assassins on the Discworld teaches a module in Applied Exothermic Alchemy. Unlike the Guild of Alchemists, whose explosions are usually random, unexpected and uncontrolled, the Assassins know a little more about crucial components like fuses and reliable chemical reactions. The modern guild even does bomb disposal and controlled detonations. Go to the Discworld tales of A.A. Pessimal for more.
  • In Dreaming of Sunshine it's a running gag that Shikako is extremely fond of explosives.
    I nodded to myself and finished the tag I was drawing. Then stared at the huge pile that had materialised while I had been thinking.
    "Got a little carried away?" Shikamaru asked dryly.
    "Don't be silly," I said airily. "There's no such thing as too much explosives." Granted, explosive tags were usually fairly expensive and most ninja never used more than one or two per fight. But since I made my own, that didn't matter to me.
    "Just what are you planning to blow up?" he asked. "Because I need to know when to make sure I have an alibi."
  • Some characters caught up in The Infinite Loops will express their distaste with canon events... rather dramatically.
    • The Looping version of Trixie Lulamoon, on the other hand, just plain has a an ongoing love affair with explosives, and has crashed many Loops by messing around with massive amounts of explosives.
  • My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic:
    • To the point that every time something blows up, the author uses onomatopoeia like Kabloom and Bang.
    • Dyno and Mite like causing this.
  • The Next Frontier, being a Kerbal Space Program fanfic, naturally has several.
  • In Point of Succession, when Light and Matt invade Beyond Birthday's villain lair. As expected, it's booby trapped... with explosives. A lot of explosives.
  • In one of the host segments for the MST treatment of Tom Swift and His War Tank, Crow destroys Tom's airfield as revenge for ditching him in a biplane over the no-fly zone in southern Iraq.
  • Sunset's combat strategy in The Witch of the Everfree tends to be pretty heavy on explosions.
    • Special credit goes to her fight with Nightmare Moon, which ends up leveling the upper half of Ponyville's town hall.