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MikeRosoft
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12:34:26 PM Jun 20th 2013
Re: removal of Zeus:
  • Zeus ate his lover Metis, knowing her child would be a threat to him. Unfortunately she was already pregnant. The child grew to term inside Zeus' head, giving Zeus terrible headaches. The blacksmith to the Gods, Hephaestus, evntually had to shatter Zeus' head with his sledgehammer to allow the child to be born - Athena (goddess of wisdom) eventually was born from the temporarily shattered skull, emerging full-grown and clad in armour wielding a spear.
I guess this one actually counts - Hephaestus shattered his skull.
Camacan
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11:20:23 PM Mar 30th 2011
edited by Camacan
"Work X is like work Y" is poor form: we don't get the details for the different works. Please write these as individual examples with more info about who-what-why-head-go-pop. Or maybe it's just better to let the sister trope Explosive Leash cover them — that trope is more to the point for these works.

See How to Write an Example.

Scalondragon
08:36:50 PM Apr 17th 2011
What about "Young Justice" in the episode "Schooled"? When Amazo choose the wrong time to become solid again (by trading his phantasm power from Martian Manhunter for Superman's strength/near-invulnerability), Superboy's arm is where Amazo's head reforms. Cue Amazo's head A-sploding or more simply "going BOOM." Or was that Tele-fragging? I don't know...

GGCrono
10:15:15 AM Nov 14th 2011
There shouldn't be an apostrophe in the title. "Your Head A Splode" is exactly how it appears in the Trope Namer.
darficusmcnarficus
03:13:31 PM Dec 6th 2011
someone should include the film "wild zero" for it;s many a sploding. there is actually a drinking game build into the DVD where you take a shot every time there is a head a splode amongst other things
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