10:49:32 PM Nov 28th 2017
Does it count if it's not from a video game? This trope gets exploited in the episode Zeta from Batman Beyond. Zeta, a covert ops robot that uses holograms to pass for humans is shot by NSA agents and falls several stories, and both the agents and audience see the flaming wreck of the robot down on the street below. Agents move to salvage it, breaking line of sight, and Zeta showed he just used his holographic illusions to make it look it was reduced to a flaming wreck to buy time to escape. Whether this trope would apply to Zeta if he actually got destroyed is unknown, but he definitely played with the In-Universe perception of the NSA agents that a destroyed robot should be on fire...