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[[TropesAreNotBad Can be justified]] in works aimed at younger audiences, since in RealLife [[FacialHorror the effects of a character having something blown up in his or her face]] would not be funny at all.

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[[TropesAreNotBad [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools Can be justified]] in works aimed at younger audiences, since in RealLife [[FacialHorror the effects of a character having something blown up in his or her face]] would not be funny at all.


* [[http://spriters-resource.com/arcade/darkstalkers3/burnedplayers.png Anyone hit by a fire attack]] in ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' games, except for Pyron, who'll just look like he was hit normally. Some of these animations are downright [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments comical]].

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* [[http://spriters-resource.com/arcade/darkstalkers3/burnedplayers.png Anyone hit by a fire attack]] in ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' games, except for Pyron, who'll just look like he was hit normally. Some of these animations are downright [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments comical]].comical.


This is a common visual gag popularized in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation. It begins when an explosion occurs point-blank in someone's face, typically from an ExplosiveCigar, ridiculous quantities of TNT/dynamite, or perhaps an [[JugglingLoadedGuns amusing gunfire incident]] since guns often emit directed explosions rather than propelling bullets. Depending on the situation, other sudden sources of heat will also result in ash faces -- a cartoon character on the wrong end of a gout of fire, a short circuit or a lighting strike is also liable to end up with a faceful of soot. After the smoke clears, the target is shown with his face covered in black ash and [[ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes their eyes brightly visible]]. Usually, the subject will quickly shake off the ash and return to the [[HilarityEnsues wacky hijinx]]. If the explosion is large enough, the target's entire body will be covered instead. Sometimes, they let out a cough and puff out a smoke ring.

In older works this was often an excuse for a {{Blackface}} gag/minstrel musical number.

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This is a common visual gag popularized in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation. It begins when an explosion occurs point-blank in someone's face, typically from an ExplosiveCigar, ridiculous quantities of TNT/dynamite, or perhaps an [[JugglingLoadedGuns amusing gunfire incident]] since guns often emit directed explosions rather than propelling bullets. Depending on the situation, other sudden sources of heat will also result in ash faces -- a cartoon character on the wrong end of a gout of fire, a short circuit or a lighting lightning strike is also liable to end up with a faceful of soot. After the smoke clears, the target is shown with his face covered in black ash and [[ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes their eyes brightly visible]]. Usually, the subject will quickly shake off the ash and return to the [[HilarityEnsues wacky hijinx]]. If the explosion is large enough, the target's entire body will be covered instead. Sometimes, they let out a cough and puff out a smoke ring.

In older works works, this was often an excuse for a {{Blackface}} gag/minstrel musical number.



A subtrope of NonFatalExplosions, ArtisticLicenseExplosives and AmusingInjuries. Also see SweepingAshes. Somewhat related to XRaySparks. Does not have anything to do with making your face have a Creator/BruceCampbell grin, [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} or being a famous Pokémon Trainer]], for that matter.

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A subtrope of NonFatalExplosions, ArtisticLicenseExplosives ArtisticLicenseExplosives, and AmusingInjuries. Also see SweepingAshes. Somewhat related to XRaySparks. Does not have anything to do with making your face have a Creator/BruceCampbell grin, [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} or being a famous Pokémon Trainer]], for that matter.



* In [[http://daydreamdragon371.deviantart.com/ DaydreamDragon371's]] art story [[http://daydreamdragon371.deviantart.com/art/Selfdestruct-354014300/ Selfdestruct,]] the character finds a shiny Graveler and wants to catch it, but it uses selfdestruct, leaving her and her Beedrill blackened with ash.
* In the mini comic [[http://soriku-video-gamer.deviantart.com/art/Art-explosion-37779196/ Art explosion,]] Soriku's friend puts a stick of dynamite in her ear, which proceeds to explode and cover her in soot.

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* In [[http://daydreamdragon371.deviantart.com/ DaydreamDragon371's]] art story [[http://daydreamdragon371.deviantart.com/art/Selfdestruct-354014300/ Selfdestruct,]] the character finds a shiny Graveler and wants to catch it, but it uses selfdestruct, self-destruct, leaving her and her Beedrill blackened with ash.
* In the mini comic mini-comic [[http://soriku-video-gamer.deviantart.com/art/Art-explosion-37779196/ Art explosion,]] Soriku's friend puts a stick of dynamite in her ear, which proceeds to explode and cover her in soot.



* In a artwork by [[http://starsnow2577.deviantart.com/art/WHAT-SCHOOL-322438093/ starsnow2577,]] the character Starsnow is seen completely covered in soot from making a go-kart accidentally explode.

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* In a an artwork by [[http://starsnow2577.deviantart.com/art/WHAT-SCHOOL-322438093/ starsnow2577,]] the character Starsnow is seen completely covered in soot from making a go-kart accidentally explode.



* Non-explosive example: in ''Film/MaryPoppins'', Mary, Bert and the Banks kids are sucked up the chimney and onto the roof, covered in soot. Later, Michael shouts into a chimney and gets even more soot blown into his face.

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* Non-explosive example: in ''Film/MaryPoppins'', Mary, Bert Bert, and the Banks kids are sucked up the chimney and onto the roof, covered in soot. Later, Michael shouts into a chimney and gets even more soot blown into his face.



* This happened to Music/RunningWild's drummer while the band was touring in the early eighties; too much fireworks were applied for a stunt, which left his face black and burned a chunk of his clothes away.

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* This happened to Music/RunningWild's drummer while the band was touring in the early eighties; too much many fireworks were applied for a stunt, which left his face black and burned a chunk of his clothes away.



** An earlier page has Matchu struck by lightning, and coming out all charred up.
* In one comic, Miny discovers a box of grenades that she believed were [[http://abwingz.deviantart.com/art/Magical-Pinecones-73804324/ magical pinecones]] and goes to show Theo. After explaining how pulling pin out grants you a wish, she grenades make a massive explosion, leaving Miny and Theo completely charred.

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** An earlier page has Matchu struck by lightning, lightning and coming out all charred up.
* In one comic, Miny discovers a box of grenades that she believed were [[http://abwingz.deviantart.com/art/Magical-Pinecones-73804324/ magical pinecones]] and goes to show Theo. After explaining how pulling the pin out grants you a wish, she the grenades make a massive explosion, leaving Miny and Theo completely charred.



* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Summer Sucks" ends with the town covered in ash. Chef arrives from vacation to find everyone in {{Blackface}} and orders everyone to get in line for a butt kicking.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Summer Sucks" ends with the town covered in ash. Chef arrives from vacation to find everyone in {{Blackface}} and orders everyone to get in line for a butt kicking.butt-kicking.

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* In ''VideoGame/Tekken5'', Heihachi can be customized to have ash face and the tips of his trademark twin-horn hairstyle scorched off, in reference to the attempted assassination via bomb against him in the previous game.


* Yet another Disney example occurs in the live-action version of ''Film/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians''.

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* Yet another Disney example occurs in the live-action version of ''Film/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians''.''[[Film/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians1996 101 Dalmatians]]''.


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* In ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'':
-->'''Nani:''' ''David! [[OhNoNotAgain Did you light yourself on fire AGAIN?!]]''\\
'''David:''' ''Nah, just the stage.''
* Another Disney example: ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', when Ariel blows a pipe -- [[ItMakesSenseInContext which she thinks is a musical instrument]] -- covering Grimsby's face with ash.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'', Mr. Tweedy is fixing the pie machine with Mrs. Tweedy standing watch. When he thinks he fixed it, he plugs the machine back on, only for it to break down again and erupt a cloud of smoke and ash at Mrs. Tweedy, covering her face with soot.
* In ''Disney/TheRescuers'', Madame Medusa gets on the receiving end of this trope when the Deacon Owl places a lit firecracker into her gun, resulting in it blowing up in her face.
** Earlier in the movie, Orville also gets completely covered in soot after going all the way through Medusa's swamp-mobile.
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* In ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'':
-->'''Nani:''' ''David! [[OhNoNotAgain Did you light yourself on fire AGAIN?!]]''\\
'''David:''' ''Nah, just the stage.''
* Another Disney example: ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', when Ariel blows a pipe -- [[ItMakesSenseInContext which she thinks is a musical instrument]] -- covering Grimsby's face with ash.



* In ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'', Mr. Tweedy is fixing the pie machine with Mrs. Tweedy standing watch. When he thinks he fixed it, he plugs the machine back on, only for it to break down again and erupt a cloud of smoke and ash at Mrs. Tweedy, covering her face with soot.
* In ''Disney/TheRescuers'', Madame Medusa gets on the receiving end of this trope when the Deacon Owl places a lit firecracker into her gun, resulting in it blowing up in her face.
** Earlier in the movie, Orville also gets completely covered in soot after going all the way through Medusa's swamp-mobile.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'', Mr. Tweedy is fixing the pie machine with Mrs. Tweedy standing watch. When he thinks he fixed it, he plugs the machine back on, only for it to break down again Lurkalot and erupt a cloud of smoke and ash at Mrs. Tweedy, covering her face with soot.
* In ''Disney/TheRescuers'', Madame Medusa gets on the receiving
Sir Coward end of up like this trope when the Deacon Owl places a lit firecracker into her gun, resulting following Lurkalot's AccidentalDiscovery of gunpowder in it blowing up in her face.
** Earlier in the movie, Orville also gets completely covered in soot after going all the way through Medusa's swamp-mobile.
''Film/UpTheChastityBelt''.


* ''Anime/SonicX'': This happens to various characters at various times, usually whenever Bokkun delivers a (self-destructing) message/bomb.

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%% * ''Anime/SonicX'': This happens to various characters at various times, usually whenever Bokkun delivers a (self-destructing) message/bomb.



* After every battle in the Genesis ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' games, Doctor Eggman acquires this face before retreating.

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%% * After every battle in the Genesis ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' games, Doctor Eggman acquires this face before retreating.


* After every battle in the Genesis ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' games, Dr. Robotnik acquires this face before retreating.

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* After every battle in the Genesis ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' games, Dr. Robotnik Doctor Eggman acquires this face before retreating.


* After every battle in the Genesis ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' games, Dr. Robotnik acquires this face before retreating.

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* After every battle in the Genesis ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' games, Dr. Robotnik acquires this face before retreating.

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* Frequently happens to ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck''.
-->'''Darkwing:''' Singed, but triumphant!

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* In ''Fanfic/NeitherABirdNorAPlaneItsDeku'', Bakugou throws every explosion he has at Izuku, up to and including stuffing an armful of bombs into Izuku's hood, shoving said hood over Izuku's head, and detonating the bombs all at once. But all it manages to do is briefly stun Izuku and cover his face in soot. Justified by his Kryptonian NighInvulnerability and how [[MySuitIsAlsoSuper his suit is developed from seventh metal fibers and Kryptonian technology]].


A subtrope of NonFatalExplosions and AmusingInjuries. Also see SweepingAshes. Somewhat related to XRaySparks. Does not have anything to do with making your face have a Creator/BruceCampbell grin, [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} or being a famous Pokémon Trainer]], for that matter.

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A subtrope of NonFatalExplosions NonFatalExplosions, ArtisticLicenseExplosives and AmusingInjuries. Also see SweepingAshes. Somewhat related to XRaySparks. Does not have anything to do with making your face have a Creator/BruceCampbell grin, [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} or being a famous Pokémon Trainer]], for that matter.

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* In the ''[[Anime/GirlsUndPanzer GuP]]'' fic ''Fanfic/ErikaTheRadical'', Kuromorimine sailor Olga gets one when a Stielhandgranate (with severely reduced non-lethal load, thankfully) thrown by Yukari explodes in her face after catching it, thinking it was a dummy.

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* In ''Animation/HappyHeroes'', whenever a character comes into contact with fire, electricity, or a similar source, the worst that happens to them is usually that they become visibly singed and have ashes covering their whole body, including their face.
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* In ''Disney/TheRescuers'', Madame Medusa gets on the receiving end of this trope when the Deacon Owl places a lit firecracker into her gun, resulting in it blowing up and covering her in soot.

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* In ''Disney/TheRescuers'', Madame Medusa gets on the receiving end of this trope when the Deacon Owl places a lit firecracker into her gun, resulting in it blowing up and covering in her face.
**Earlier
in soot.the movie, Orville also gets completely covered in soot after going all the way through Medusa's swamp-mobile.

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