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%% * KillerRabbit: The toy dumptruck. TonkaTough indeed.

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%% * KillerRabbit: The toy dumptruck. TonkaTough MadeOfIndestructium indeed.

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%% * KarmaHoudini: The orange 1973 Ford F-700 bucket truck in the movie. Easily the most evil truck in the movie, it heavily damages the main character's car, kills two characters, "murders" a fellow truck and even attempts to suffocate two teenagers in a drain pipe! After the [[spoiler:characters flee the truck stop which is soon blown up]], the truck just disappears, perhaps having moved on to find easier prey.

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* SentientVehicle: A decidedly malevolent take on the trope.


* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:After spending the whole story trying to survive and figure out a resistance strategy, it ends with the humans giving in to the trucks' demands, imagining a future dystopia where the earth is completely covered in pavement and humans exist as slaves to maintain and fuel the trucks, though its never explained just how the trucks intend to keep getting fueled if they work the humans to death]]

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* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:After spending the whole story trying to survive and figure out a resistance strategy, it ends with the humans giving in to the trucks' demands, imagining a future dystopia where the earth is completely covered in pavement and humans exist as slaves to maintain and fuel the trucks, though its never explained just how the trucks intend to keep getting fueled if they work the humans to death]]death (or, for that matter, what the trucks plan to do once the world's supply of fuel is used up)]]


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* DrivesLikeCrazy: Everyone assumes this until they finally figure out no one's driving.

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%% * CarFu
%% * CarMeetsHouse: Eventually all the buildings on the main set are destroyed.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Everyone assumes this this, until they finally figure out no one's driving.



* InstantAIJustAddWater: Maybe with a bit more magic than most.
* KillerRabbit: The toy dumptruck. TonkaTough indeed.
* MagicMeteor: A possible cause.

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%% * InstantAIJustAddWater: Maybe with a bit more magic than most.
%% * KillerRabbit: The toy dumptruck. TonkaTough indeed.
%% * MagicMeteor: A possible cause.



* NoNameGiven: Most of the characters in the book, though some versions give the narrator's name as David Murray.

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* NoNameGiven: Most of the characters in the book, book go unnamed, though some versions give the narrator's name as David Murray.



%%* [[CarFu Truck Fu]]
* [[CarMeetsHouse Truck Meets House]]: Eventually all the buildings on the main set are destroyed.
* TruerToTheText: The TV movie is this compared to ''Film/MaximumOverdrive''.

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%%* [[CarFu Truck Fu]]
* [[CarMeetsHouse Truck Meets House]]: Eventually all the buildings on the main set are destroyed.
%% * TruerToTheText: The TV movie is this compared to ''Film/MaximumOverdrive''.

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* TruerToTheText: The TV movie is this compared to ''Film/MaximumOverdrive''.


* AttackOfTheKillerWhatever:Trucks

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* AttackOfTheKillerWhatever:TrucksAttackOfTheKillerWhatever: Trucks.


* DownerEnding: In the book, [[spoiler:not only do the trucks emerge victorious, but the story goes out of its way to crush ''every single possibility'' of a happy ending for the humans.]]

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* DownerEnding: In the book, [[spoiler:not only do the trucks emerge victorious, but the story goes out of its way to crush ''every single possibility'' of a happy ending for the humans.]]]] The tv movie on the other hand went for a....
* GainaxEnding: The surviving humans manage to escape by helicopter. [[spoiler: The final shot is of the survivors looking at an empty cockpit as the copter flies itself, while the voice of a character who'd left to get help says "just hang on, folks."]]


* BigBlackout

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* HomicideMachines

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* %%* HomicideMachines



* MachineMonotone

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* %%* MachineMonotone



* NotMyDriver

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* %%* NotMyDriver



* [[CarFu Truck Fu]]

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* %%* [[CarFu Truck Fu]]



* VehicularAssault

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* %%* VehicularAssault


* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:After spending the whole story trying to survive and figure out a resistance strategy, it ends with the humans giving in to the trucks' demands, imagining a future dystopia where the earth is completely covered in pavement and humans exist as slaves to maintain and fuel the trucks.]]

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* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:After spending the whole story trying to survive and figure out a resistance strategy, it ends with the humans giving in to the trucks' demands, imagining a future dystopia where the earth is completely covered in pavement and humans exist as slaves to maintain and fuel the trucks.]]trucks, though its never explained just how the trucks intend to keep getting fueled if they work the humans to death]]



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* VehicularAssault

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* VehicularAssaultVehicularAssault
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* [[CarFu Truck Fu]]


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* [[CarFu Truck Fu]]

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