- The official sound effect of Adventurers! is "Foom!"
- The standard method used in The Adventures of Dr. McNinja to dispose of anything the author finds inconvenient to draw, like airships.
- In Bob and George, Megaman goes for an unnecessarily large one -- just one of those perks of the job.
- In El Goonish Shive, The destruction of the first Goo ends this way and Abraham's awakening from his stone slumber begins this way.
- Girl Genius: "Hee hee...Death ray go BOOM!"
- Anything made by Sparks tend to explode for any or no reason. One example was Agatha causing a massive explosion while fixing a coffee maker and is later Lampshaded by Vole with his report to Gil.
- In Heartcore, salamander demons are capable of making making highly explosive bombs out of their blood. As such, Carval and his parent demon Volaster invoke this trope (and Carval absolutely revels in it).
- Volaster, being one of the most powerful ones, is capbable of turning himself into a fiery nuke, able to take entire cities down with him.
- Likewise Vaarsuvius from Order of the Stick: "as the size of the explosion increases, the number of situations it is incapable of solving reaches zero"
- Schlock Mercenary, constantly.
- So often from an in-universe perspective that we get Maxim 3: "A demolition expert at a dead run outranks everyone."
- In Sinfest, offered in an ad.
- In Sluggy Freelance, Mad Scientist Riff is convinced that explosives can solve anything.
- Surprisingly averted in Spontaneous Combustion
- Terror Island, Theorem 193 deserves mention.
The Green Grocer: What would you say the opposite of being banned from shopping is? Being forced to shop? Being banned from selling? Banning someone else from shopping?
- Unwinder's Tall Comics: Unwinder discusses its (over)use in film here.
- Mario & Luigi: Cleanup Crew:Mario is introduced fighting a Piranha Plant that has somehow found its way to his toilet. Piranha Plants breathe fire. Do you know just how many flammable materials are in a bathroom?