Main Explosion Propulsion Discussion

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09:31:41 AM Jun 26th 2013
What exactly is the difference between this and Non-Fatal Explosions? The latter seems to cover Ash Face as well, but is it really necessary to have a Super Trope for two tropes?
12:41:26 PM Aug 10th 2010
Is this just about characters "riding explosions" or are objects flinged around by explosions also in here?
01:06:21 PM Aug 10th 2010
Hm, given the name and the use of objects as transport in the examples, I'd say yes. Changed the description to reflect this.
01:39:01 PM Aug 11th 2010
Thank you for pointing that out.
07:30:36 AM Aug 22nd 2010
The whole "Real Life" category has no relevance to this trope as it describes propulsion of inanimate objects which is the basic principle behind rockets, firearms and shrapnel. The trope is about _relatively_harmless_ propulsion of living creatures.

Maybe the description of the trope doesn't emphasize the point by saying that in Real Life any shock wave capable of hurling an adult human with large force is more than likely to shatter bones and cause fatal internal injury due to initial impact, sudden acceleration and rapid deceleration after hitting a solid object (e.g. ground). Think of being thrown through the windscreen in an car accident. This usually is very messy and you don't have heatwave and shrapnel (unless you drive a Pinto, that is :o).
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