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-->--''Film/{{Armageddon}}''
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* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/Incredibles2'', when Mr. Incredible tries to stop the Underminer. They have a struggle inside the Tunneler vehicle during which Mr. Incredible throws the Underminer on a control panel, bending a lever in the process. When Mr. Incredible later tries to stop the vehicle by pulling the lever, it breaks off and he watches helplessly as the machine digs its way up to the surface where it causes extensive collateral damage to the city before it can stopped by a concentrated efforts of the superheroes. Watch the lever breaking [[https://youtu.be/3FblaeYxj6o?t=109 here]].

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* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/Incredibles2'', when Mr. Incredible tries to stop the Underminer. They have a struggle inside the Tunneler vehicle during which Mr. Incredible throws the Underminer on a control panel, bending a lever in the process. When Mr. Incredible later tries to stop the vehicle by pulling the lever, it breaks off and he watches helplessly as the machine digs its way up to the surface where it causes extensive collateral damage to the city before it can be stopped by a concentrated efforts effort of the superheroes. Watch the lever breaking [[https://youtu.be/3FblaeYxj6o?t=109 here]].



* In the black comedy ''Film/UndertakingBetty'', Creator/ChristopherWalken's character is an progressive funeral director arranging for a Star Trek-themed funeral. But HilarityEnsues when a machine that is supposed to lift the coffin a couple of feet up goes out of control after its lever breaks off resulting in the coffin breaking through the churches' ceiling. Watch the scene [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7r7EmZNQ10E&t=179 here]].

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* In the black comedy ''Film/UndertakingBetty'', Creator/ChristopherWalken's character is an a progressive funeral director arranging for a Star Trek-themed funeral. But HilarityEnsues when a machine that is supposed to lift the coffin a couple of feet up goes out of control after its lever breaks off resulting in the coffin breaking through the churches' ceiling. Watch the scene [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7r7EmZNQ10E&t=179 here]].


* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/Incredibles2'', when Mr. Incredible tries to stop the Underminer. They have a struggle inside the Tunneler vehicle during which Mr. Incredible throws the Underminer on a control panel, bending a lever in the process. When Mr. Incredible later tries to stop the vehicle by pulling the lever, it breaks off and he watches helplessly as the machine digs its way up to the surface where it causes extensive collateral damage to the city before it can stopped by a concerted efforts of the superheroes. Watch the lever breaking [[https://youtu.be/3FblaeYxj6o?t=109 here]].

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* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/Incredibles2'', when Mr. Incredible tries to stop the Underminer. They have a struggle inside the Tunneler vehicle during which Mr. Incredible throws the Underminer on a control panel, bending a lever in the process. When Mr. Incredible later tries to stop the vehicle by pulling the lever, it breaks off and he watches helplessly as the machine digs its way up to the surface where it causes extensive collateral damage to the city before it can stopped by a concerted concentrated efforts of the superheroes. Watch the lever breaking [[https://youtu.be/3FblaeYxj6o?t=109 here]].


->'''Lev:''' Pull the lever!^^

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->'''Lev:''' Pull the lever!^^lever!\\


->'''Lev''': Pull the lever!
->'''AJ''': ''(waving it in his face)'' THIS IS THE LEVER!!!

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->'''Lev''': ->'''Lev:''' Pull the lever!
->'''AJ''': ''(waving
lever!^^
'''AJ:''' ''[waving
it in his face)'' face]'' THIS IS THE LEVER!!!






[[AC: Films -- Animated]]
* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/{{Incredibles 2}}'', when Mr. Incredible tries to stop the Underminer. They have a struggle inside the Tunneler vehicle during which Mr. Incredible throws the Underminer on a control panel, bending a lever in the process. When Mr. Incredible later tries to stop the vehicle by pulling the lever, it breaks off and he watches helplessly as the machine digs its way up to the surface where it causes extensive collateral damage to the city before it can stopped by a concerted efforts of the superheroes. Watch the lever breaking [[https://youtu.be/3FblaeYxj6o?t=109 here]].

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* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/{{Incredibles 2}}'', ''WesternAnimation/Incredibles2'', when Mr. Incredible tries to stop the Underminer. They have a struggle inside the Tunneler vehicle during which Mr. Incredible throws the Underminer on a control panel, bending a lever in the process. When Mr. Incredible later tries to stop the vehicle by pulling the lever, it breaks off and he watches helplessly as the machine digs its way up to the surface where it causes extensive collateral damage to the city before it can stopped by a concerted efforts of the superheroes. Watch the lever breaking [[https://youtu.be/3FblaeYxj6o?t=109 here]].

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-->'''Lev''': Pull the lever!
-->'''AJ''': ''(waving it in his face)'' THIS IS THE LEVER!!!

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-->'''Lev''': -->'''Lev:''' Pull the lever!
-->'''AJ''': ''(waving
lever!\\
'''AJ:''' ''[waving
it in his face)'' face]'' THIS IS THE LEVER!!!

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LEVER!!!
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[[caption-width-right:350:Textbook example of OhCrap.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Textbook example of Broken Lever leading to OhCrap.]]


[[caption-width-right:350:It was at this moment that Mr. Incredible knew: he fucked up.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:It was at this moment that Mr. Incredible knew: he fucked up.[[caption-width-right:350:Textbook example of OhCrap.]]


* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/{{Incredibles 2}}'', when Mr. Incredible tries to stop the Underminer. They have a struggle inside the Tunneler vehicle during which Mr. Incredible throws the Underminer on a control panel, bending a level in the process. When Mr. Incredible later tries to stop the vehicle by pulling the level, it breaks off and he watches helplessly as the machine digs its way up to the surface where it causes extensive collateral damage to the city before it can stopped by a concerted efforts of the superheroes. Watch the lever breaking [[https://youtu.be/3FblaeYxj6o?t=109 here]].

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* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/{{Incredibles 2}}'', when Mr. Incredible tries to stop the Underminer. They have a struggle inside the Tunneler vehicle during which Mr. Incredible throws the Underminer on a control panel, bending a level lever in the process. When Mr. Incredible later tries to stop the vehicle by pulling the level, lever, it breaks off and he watches helplessly as the machine digs its way up to the surface where it causes extensive collateral damage to the city before it can stopped by a concerted efforts of the superheroes. Watch the lever breaking [[https://youtu.be/3FblaeYxj6o?t=109 here]].


* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop'' episode "The Diabolical Department Store Danger", the elevator brake lever snaps when Penelope pulls it.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop'' episode "The Diabolical Department Store Danger", the elevator brake lever lever, which the Hooded Claw had sabotaged, snaps when Penelope pulls it.it. The Bully Brothers had also placed a rocket under the elevator, sending it and Penelope toward the roof at high speed.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop'' episode "The Diabolical Department Store Danger", the elevator brake lever snaps when Penelope pulls it.


Someone breaks a lever, so whatever was controlled by it can't be turned off and it goes into overdrive. The culprit and/or witnesses will usually react with OhCrap Usually PlayedForLaughs as we watch the character trying to stop the runaway machine from wrecking havoc. This task is harder with NoOffButton. Sometimes someone who DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength will break at least one lever.

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Someone breaks a lever, so whatever was controlled by it can't be turned off and it goes into overdrive. The culprit and/or witnesses will usually react with OhCrap Usually PlayedForLaughs as we watch the character trying to stop the runaway machine from wrecking wreaking havoc. This task is harder with NoOffButton. Sometimes someone who DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength will break at least one lever.



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[[caption-width-right:350:It was at this moment that Mr. Incredible knew: he fucked up.]]



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* BreakingAndDestructionTropes
* DoomyDoomsOfDoom

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->'''Lev''': Pull the lever!
->'''AJ''': ''(waving it in his face)'' THIS IS THE LEVER!!!
-->--''Film/{{Armageddon}}''

Someone breaks a lever, so whatever was controlled by it can't be turned off and it goes into overdrive. The culprit and/or witnesses will usually react with OhCrap Usually PlayedForLaughs as we watch the character trying to stop the runaway machine from wrecking havoc. This task is harder with NoOffButton. Sometimes someone who DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength will break at least one lever.

Contrast DestructionEqualsOffSwitch. See also RemovableSteeringWheel and FailsafeFailure.

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[[AC: Films -- Animated]]
* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/{{Incredibles 2}}'', when Mr. Incredible tries to stop the Underminer. They have a struggle inside the Tunneler vehicle during which Mr. Incredible throws the Underminer on a control panel, bending a level in the process. When Mr. Incredible later tries to stop the vehicle by pulling the level, it breaks off and he watches helplessly as the machine digs its way up to the surface where it causes extensive collateral damage to the city before it can stopped by a concerted efforts of the superheroes. Watch the lever breaking [[https://youtu.be/3FblaeYxj6o?t=109 here]].

[[AC: Films -- Live-Action]]
* In the black comedy ''Film/UndertakingBetty'', Creator/ChristopherWalken's character is an progressive funeral director arranging for a Star Trek-themed funeral. But HilarityEnsues when a machine that is supposed to lift the coffin a couple of feet up goes out of control after its lever breaks off resulting in the coffin breaking through the churches' ceiling. Watch the scene [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7r7EmZNQ10E&t=179 here]].
* In the HorrorComedy remake ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'', the sadist dentist Orin Scrivello puts on a gas mask that allows him to take in large amounts of laughing gas from tanks on his back. After a while he wants to take off the mask but accidentally breaks the valve controlling the flow of gas, and he slowly begins to asphyxiate. Watch the scene [[https://youtu.be/DsqN83TxsAE?t=143 here]].
* ''Film/SpiderMan2'': During the train scene, Doc Ock hijacks the train, then pushes the gear lever up until it breaks, so that no one can stop the train easily. Spider-Man has to resort to [[TrainStopping physically stop the speeding train with his powers]].
* In ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'', while aboard the Russian space station AJ is told to keep an eye on the fuel pressure and pull a lever if it gets too strong. When the pressure spikes, AJ tries to pull the lever and has it snap off in his hand. Cue StuffBlowingUp.
-->'''Lev''': Pull the lever!
-->'''AJ''': ''(waving it in his face)'' THIS IS THE LEVER!!!

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E3TheEdgeOfDestruction The Edge of Destruction]]", a broken spring causes the Fast Return Switch to get stuck, causing the TARDIS to go whizzing back in time to the creation of the Universe... and, therefore, destruction.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', Sasha Nein's training stage only begins for real when Raz manages to break off the lever on the TrainingDummy-spawning machine, sending it into complete overdrive, so the two of them have to work together to get the literal horde of enemies under control.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PontoffelPockWhereAreYou'': On his first day working at a pickle factory, Pontoffel blows it by [[EpicFail pushing on the pullem and pulling on the pushum]]. By pulling, he ends up breaking the lever off the pushum, causing everything to go haywire. This also results in him getting instantly fired.
* The 1936 ''WesternAnimation/BettyBoop'' cartoon "Betty Boop And Little Jimmy" has Betty using a reducing machine (basically, an orbital motor agitates a leather belt that allegedly ''jiggles'' body fat away). Little Jimmy stumbles onto its control lever, both pushing the device to maximum and snapping off the handle. A desperate Betty sends the boy out to fetch an electrician. Y'know, instead of pulling the cord from the power socket himself.

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Indexes:
* BreakingAndDestructionTropes
* DoomyDoomsOfDoom

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