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* Downplayed in ''Series/StrangerThings''. Although Lucas extols this trope's potential ("Strap two of these [fireworks] together, and it's bigger than an M-80"), the fireworks the characters hurl at [[spoiler:the Mind Flayer's earthly form]] seem to be minor annoyances at best.

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->'''Lucas:''' This sucker is filled with 150 grains of black powder. AKA gunpowder. Strap two of these together, and it's bigger than an M-80. Five of them, we've got ourselves a stick of dynamite.\\
'''Max:''' You wanna kill that thing with ''fireworks''?
-->-- ''Series/StrangerThings''


This is TruthInTelevision. Every year people are killed and injured by accidents involving/deliberate misuse of fireworks. There are persistent efforts to restrict fireworks to organised displays only due to danger, accidents, misuse, nuisance, noise etc. Pets are often traumatised by them and many pets are lost (bolting)/killed (by running into traffic etc.) by fireworks going off.

See also FlareGun, which has its own trope. Compare FantasticFireworks, which aren't weaponized.

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This is TruthInTelevision. Every year people are killed and injured by accidents involving/deliberate misuse of fireworks. There are persistent efforts to restrict fireworks to organised organized displays only due to danger, accidents, misuse, nuisance, noise etc. Pets are often traumatised traumatized by them and many pets are lost (bolting)/killed (by running into traffic etc.) by fireworks going off.

There's a chance these fireworks can be used as ChekhovsGun, especially if they were used earlier. See also FlareGun, which has its own trope. Compare FantasticFireworks, which aren't weaponized.



* ''Disney/TheRescuers'': The animals set off [[MinionWithAnFInEvil Mr. Snoops']] fireworks inside Madame Medusa's riverboat to distract the villains and destroy the riverboat while they save Penny. No one is hurt, but Mr. Snoops' clothes in particular do reduced to tatters from this.

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* ''Disney/TheRescuers'': The animals set off [[MinionWithAnFInEvil Mr. Snoops']] fireworks inside [[BigBad Madame Medusa's Medusa]]'s riverboat to distract the villains and destroy the riverboat while they save Penny. No one is hurt, but Mr. Snoops' clothes in particular do reduced to tatters from this.



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* ''Disney/TheRescuers'': The animals set off [[MinionWithAnFInEvil Mr. Snoops']] fireworks inside Madame Medusa's riverboat to distract the villains and destroy the riverboat while they save Penny. No one is hurt, but Mr. Snoops' clothes in particular do reduced to tatters from this.


* In the climax of the [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Disney cartoon]] ''Disney/MagicianMickey'', WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck grabs WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse's prop gun and uses it against him. It fires firework-like blasts that sends Mickey up into the rafters with stagehand WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}}. Then Donald fires one more shot up at them, which is a huge firework rocket that brings literally the house down. Amazingly, no one seems to have been killed in the inferno caused by the fireworks, but Donald in particular is much the worse for wear.

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* In the climax of the [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Disney cartoon]] ''Disney/MagicianMickey'', "Disney/MagicianMickey", WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck grabs WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse's prop gun and uses it against him. It fires firework-like blasts that sends Mickey up into the rafters with stagehand WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}}. Then Donald fires one more shot up at them, which is a huge firework rocket that brings literally the house down. Amazingly, no one seems to have been killed in the inferno caused by the fireworks, but Donald in particular is much the worse for wear.






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* In the climax of the [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Disney cartoon]] ''Disney/MagicianMickey'', WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck grabs WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse's prop gun and uses it against him. It fires firework-like blasts that sends Mickey up into the rafters with stagehand WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}}. Then Donald fires one more shot up at them, which is a huge firework rocket that brings literally the house down. Amazingly, no one seems to have been killed in the inferno caused by the fireworks, but Donald in particular is much the worse for wear.


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* In ''Animation/PleasantGoatAndBigBigWolf'' episode 61, the goats catch Wolffy and send him flying up into the sky on a firework, which then explodes.
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* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': At the end, Shan Yu is blasted by a firework that was lit by Mushu. It then hits a tower filled with them, triggering a explosion that kills him.

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* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': At the end, Shan Yu is blasted by a firework that was lit by Mushu. It then hits a tower filled with them, triggering a explosion that kills him. Mulan launched a firework earlier in the movie that hit the peak of a mountain, triggering an avalanche that killed off Shan Yu's entire army.



* In ''VideoGane/EpicMickey'', Mickey and Oswald defeat the Shadow Blot by launching fireworks at him.

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* In ''VideoGane/EpicMickey'', ''VideoGame/EpicMickey'', Mickey and Oswald defeat the Shadow Blot by launching fireworks at him.


* ''Series/LondonsBurning had a VerySpecialEpisode set on Guy Fawkes Night in which this trope natually played a role. Blue Watch only had to deal with one ''directly'' fireworks-related callout -most of the episode was spent putting out excessively large bonfires that were threatening to take nearby houses with them- but it was a truly spectacular one: A partygoer managed to inadvertently launch a rocket through his host's kitchen window and set the building on fire, and as if that wasn't enough property damage for one night the responding fire trucks had to nudge their way through a mass of parked cars to get to the scene. [[LaserGuidedKarma The man whose recklessness caused the fire in the first place got his brand new car's rear wing thoroughly bashed in.]]

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* ''Series/LondonsBurning ''Series/LondonsBurning'' had a VerySpecialEpisode set on Guy Fawkes Night in which this trope natually played a role. Blue Watch only had to deal with one ''directly'' fireworks-related callout -most -- most of the episode was spent putting out excessively large bonfires that were threatening to take nearby houses with them- them -- but it was a truly spectacular one: A partygoer managed to inadvertently launch a rocket through his host's kitchen window and set the building on fire, and as if that wasn't enough property damage for one night the responding fire trucks had to nudge their way through a mass of parked cars to get to the scene. [[LaserGuidedKarma The man whose recklessness caused the fire in the first place got his brand new car's rear wing thoroughly bashed in.]]



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* In Lincoln Child's ''Utopia'' Dr. Warne kills a terrorist using a fireworks mortar as an improvised bazooka and stops the terrorist's armored truck by using his pet robot, which is carrying about 10 pounds of flash powder, as a suicide bomber.


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* ''{{Videogame/Terraria}}'' has the firework rockets sold by the Party Girl. They're furniture that can deals 150 damage to whatever they hit. And yes, you ''can'' kill enemies and bosses with them...[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ppy-d8wQAOE very quickly in fact]].



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* ''Series/LondonsBurning had a VerySpecialEpisode set on Guy Fawkes Night in which this trope natually played a role. Blue Watch only had to deal with one ''directly'' fireworks-related callout -most of the episode was spent putting out excessively large bonfires that were threatening to take nearby houses with them- but it was a truly spectacular one: A partygoer managed to inadvertently launch a rocket through his host's kitchen window and set the building on fire, and as if that wasn't enough property damage for one night the responding fire trucks had to nudge their way through a mass of parked cars to get to the scene. [[LaserGuidedKarma The man whose recklessness caused the fire in the first place got his brand new car's rear wing thoroughly bashed in.]]



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* Inverted in the third Sound Stage of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', where Nanoha re-purposes her [[WaveMotionGun Starlight Breaker]] spell as fireworks to celebrate the anniversary of Fate and Arf's familiar contract.

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* At the end of ''VideoGame/PaperMarioColorSplash'', fireworks are fired during the party to celebrate Mario's saving of Prism Island. At one point, Bowser and his minions are seen in a patched-up airship struggling to fly when a stray firework collides with it, exploding and sending the ship, Bowser and the Koopalings crashing.

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