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** The small, doglike swamp dragons are living, breathing explodium. The internal chemical factory required to breathe fire is incredibly unstable; when a swamp dragon hiccups, people dive for cover. As in the ''Pokémon'' example, this might seem a bad evolutionary decision, but Pratchett points out in ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'' that exploding as a defense is a good evolutionary move, from the perspective of the whole species. Not from the perspective of the dragon landing in different chunks around the scenery.

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** The small, doglike swamp dragons are living, breathing explodium. The internal chemical factory required to breathe fire is incredibly unstable; when a swamp dragon hiccups, people dive for cover. As in the ''Pokémon'' example, this might seem a bad evolutionary decision, but Pratchett points out in ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'' ''Literature/GuardsGuards'' that exploding as a defense is a good evolutionary move, from the perspective of the whole species. Not from the perspective of the dragon landing in different chunks around the scenery.



** In the opening of ''Discworld/SoulMusic'', a coach runs off the road and falls into a gorge. When it hits the ground, it doesn't just break, it "erupts into fragments.... Then the oil from the coach lamps ignites and there is a second explosion, out of which rolls -- because there are [[{{Tropes}} certain conventions]], even in tragedy -- a burning wheel."
** The regiment in ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'' manage to {{MacGyver|ing}} some explosives when they're held prisoner in a kitchen that has flour and some matches in it. (Justified. Flour can and will explode violently if dispersed into the air and then ignited.)

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** In the opening of ''Discworld/SoulMusic'', ''Literature/SoulMusic'', a coach runs off the road and falls into a gorge. When it hits the ground, it doesn't just break, it "erupts into fragments.... Then the oil from the coach lamps ignites and there is a second explosion, out of which rolls -- because there are [[{{Tropes}} certain conventions]], even in tragedy -- a burning wheel."
** The regiment in ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'' ''Literature/MonstrousRegiment'' manage to {{MacGyver|ing}} some explosives when they're held prisoner in a kitchen that has flour and some matches in it. (Justified. Flour can and will explode violently if dispersed into the air and then ignited.)


** There are several in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.
%% ** Jabba's Sail Barge.
** In the final space battle, one of the Star Destroyers in the background is hit by a laser bolt from a rebel Calamari Cruiser. The laser bolt doesn't look particularly strong, and the Star Destroyer doesn't appear to be suffering from any visible damage, but regardless the whole ship gets consumed by an explosion like it's UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg. And shortly after that, the Super Star Destroyer Executor gets a similar treatment when it crashes into the side of the Death Star.
*** The shield generator antenna on the Forest Moon of Endor.

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** There are several in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.
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Jabba's Sail Barge.
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Barge explode after having its own blaster cannon fire on the deck. Presumably it hit either its own gas reserve (highly volative due powering an energy weapon) or the barge's fuel cells.
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In the final space battle, one of the Star Destroyers in the background is hit by a laser bolt from a rebel Calamari Cruiser. The laser bolt doesn't look particularly strong, and the Star Destroyer doesn't appear to be suffering from any visible damage, but regardless the whole ship gets consumed by an explosion like it's UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg. And shortly after that, the Super Star Destroyer Executor gets a similar treatment when it crashes into the side of the Death Star.
*** The shield generator antenna on the Forest Moon of Endor. [[JustifiedTrope This one had been filled with demolition charges]].
** Both Death Stars, courtesy of being torpedoed into reactors that can power a [[EarthShatteringKaboom planet-shattering superlaser]]. That, and [[spoiler:intentional sabotage for the first one]].


* {{Parodied}} and {{Played for laughs}} in ''[[VideoGame/KosodateQuizMyAngel Kosodate Quiz More: My Angel]]''. There's a choice when the daughter is in tomboy or mischievious personality which resulted in [[spoiler:having her CD player exploded and the CD shoots out like a fire wheel]].

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* {{Parodied}} and {{Played for laughs}} {{downplayed}} in ''[[VideoGame/KosodateQuizMyAngel ''[[Funny/KosodateQuizMyAngel Kosodate Quiz More: My Angel]]''. There's a choice when you bought a cheap CD player for the daughter is in tomboy or mischievious personality which resulted in [[spoiler:having her CD player exploded (but not destroyed) and the CD shoots out like a fire wheel]].

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* {{Parodied}} and {{Played for laughs}} in ''[[VideoGame/KosodateQuizMyAngel Kosodate Quiz More: My Angel]]''. There's a choice when the daughter is in tomboy or mischievious personality which resulted in [[spoiler:having her CD player exploded and the CD shoots out like a fire wheel]].

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* In ''Film/{{Killdozer}}'', several random items in the camp explode when the bulldozer runs over them.

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* In ''WebComic/DarthsAndDroids'' [[https://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1449.html 1449]], a wooden Ewoc catapult blows up when it's hit by FrickinLaserBeams because the GameMaster is using a vehicular damage table for a more high-tech setting.

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* If you ask for a villager to hunt a bird in [[VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresI Age of Empires 1]] it will simply do an harmless explosion.

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* In a Music/GeogreMichael song "Freedom" the [[https://youtu.be/diYAc7gB-0A music video]] has not only a jukebox exploding into flames, but also exploding guitars. They appear to violate laws of physics to do so.

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* In ''VideoGame/MoveOrDie'', every time a character dies, they explode into their color. During X-mas 2019, it would also include LudicrousGibs (presents) into the mix.


* Everything in '' VideoGame/{{Worms}}'' explodes. ''EVERYTHING''. [[BaaBomb Sheep]], cows, birds, bananas, your (grand)mom, crates (especially ones with sheep in them), mail envelopes, a PricelessMingVase, and so on. Even ''Health'' crates explode; if someone's unwell worm doesn't quite reach one within its turn, blowing it up is [[DeathByIrony a hilarious way to finish them off]].

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* Everything in '' VideoGame/{{Worms}}'' explodes. ''EVERYTHING''. [[BaaBomb Sheep]], cows, birds, bananas, your (grand)mom, crates (especially ones with sheep in them), mail envelopes, a PricelessMingVase, and so on. Even ''Health'' crates explode; if someone's unwell worm doesn't quite reach one within its turn, blowing it up is [[DeathByIrony a hilarious way to finish them off]]. And said worm, as all others, will proceed to ''also'' explode after pulling a PlungerDetonator and a few last words. And in certain games, the grave this process leaves will explode too if abused enough. Probably the only non-explosive thing is the terrain that gets cratered by all these blasts.


* That Mass Relay example below? In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13366586/1/Incompatible-System Incompatible System]]'' by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/8886156/mp3-1415player mp3.1415player]], the FTL drive Mankind uses (as well as another drive used by a neighbor race) causes proportionate explosions in all eezo nearby (the first test was a jump to Mars... the Prothean ruins promptly became a dinosaur-killer level fireball). Naturally causes a delay in First Contact with the Council races.

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* That Mass Relay example below? In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13366586/1/Incompatible-System Incompatible System]]'' by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/8886156/mp3-1415player mp3.1415player]], ''Fanfic/IncompatibleSystem'', the FTL drive Mankind uses (as well as another drive used by a neighbor race) causes proportionate explosions in all eezo nearby (the first test was a jump to Mars... the Prothean ruins promptly became a dinosaur-killer level fireball). Naturally causes a delay in First Contact with the Council races.





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* In the ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'' strip for 8/6/2013, Cookie says his recipe has real kick to it. Then the food blows up.
* Invoked in a cartoon in ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'': A worker is hammering nails, manufacturing a huge weapon. A coworker with a mischievous expression has slipped up behind him with an inflated paper grocery bag, and is about to slam it.
* In one ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' comic, Charlie Brown ''finally'' manages to get a kite into the air... [[YankTheDogsChain only for it to explode on him.]] Lucy even comments how she's never seen anything like that happen before.
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* In the ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'' strip for 8/6/2013, Cookie says his recipe has real kick to it. Then the food blows up.
* Invoked in a cartoon in ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'': A worker is hammering nails, manufacturing a huge weapon. A coworker with a mischievous expression has slipped up behind him with an inflated paper grocery bag, and is about to slam it.
* In one ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' comic, Charlie Brown ''finally'' manages to get a kite into the air... [[YankTheDogsChain only for it to explode on him.]] Lucy even comments how she's never seen anything like that happen before.
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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'':
** In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', Kristoff's wooden sleigh bursts into flames after falling at the bottom of a chasm. Justified by Kristoff's earlier mention that it was freshly lacquered, which presumably worked as an accelerant when the lantern at the front set the whole thing on fire.
** ''Disney/OlafsFrozenAdventure'': Olaf manages to set Kristoff's replacement sled on fire too from overloading it. This time, the fire is burning as the sled is falling into the chasm, is snuffed out momentarily by the impact...and then there's the explosion.

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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'':
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** In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Frozen|2013}}'', Kristoff's wooden sleigh bursts into flames after falling at the bottom of a chasm. Justified by Kristoff's earlier mention that it was freshly lacquered, which presumably worked as an accelerant when the lantern at the front set the whole thing on fire.
** ''Disney/OlafsFrozenAdventure'': ''WesternAnimation/OlafsFrozenAdventure'': Olaf manages to set Kristoff's replacement sled on fire too from overloading it. This time, the fire is burning as the sled is falling into the chasm, is snuffed out momentarily by the impact... and then there's the explosion.



* Most things in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' kind of do this. The races really just have enough guns that blow whatever they are pointed at to atomic smithereens to make a nuclear arsenal look like a lot of nerf guns. And they do it in the most [[LudicrousGibs creatively absurd ways possible]].

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* Most things in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' kind of do this. The races really just have enough guns that blow whatever they are pointed at to atomic smithereens to make a nuclear arsenal look like a lot of nerf guns. And they do it in the most [[LudicrousGibs creatively absurd ways possible]].



* In the [[Disney/{{Mulan}} Land of Dragons]] from ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', one of the {{NPC}}s randomly mentions that the tents in their encampment are filled with explosives. Which would explain why they explode when you hit them with a [[ImprobableWeaponUser giant key]]. Well... [[FridgeLogic maybe not]].

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* In the [[Disney/{{Mulan}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Mulan}} Land of Dragons]] from ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', one of the {{NPC}}s randomly mentions that the tents in their encampment are filled with explosives. Which would explain why they explode when you hit them with a [[ImprobableWeaponUser giant key]]. Well... [[FridgeLogic maybe not]].



* ''WebVideo/TheMostEpicStoryEverToldInAllOfHumanHistory'': The setting as a whole seems to be this. The trailer alone contains several explosions, including [[IncomingHam Ridiculously Epicís stage entrance]], the random TNT box that Ridiculously Epic Fail throws a match at, the stack of TNT boxes that Ridiculously Epic blows up with [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext his fire breath that he got from eating the sun]], and Epic Failís toaster during TheStinger.

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* ''WebVideo/TheMostEpicStoryEverToldInAllOfHumanHistory'': ''WebAnimation/TheMostEpicStoryEverToldInAllOfHumanHistory'': The setting as a whole seems to be this. The trailer alone contains several explosions, including [[IncomingHam Ridiculously Epicís stage entrance]], the random TNT box that Ridiculously Epic Fail throws a match at, the stack of TNT boxes that Ridiculously Epic blows up with [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext his fire breath that he got from eating the sun]], and Epic Failís toaster during TheStinger.



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* ''WebVideo/TheMostEpicStoryEverToldInAllOfHumanHistory'': The setting as a whole seems to be this. The trailer alone contains several explosions, including [[IncomingHam Ridiculously Epicís stage entrance]], the random TNT box that Ridiculously Epic Fail throws a match at, the stack of TNT boxes that Ridiculously Epic blows up with [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext his fire breath that he got from eating the sun]], and Epic Failís toaster during TheStinger.


* That Mass Relay example below? In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13366586/1/Incompatible-System]]'' by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/8886156/mp3-1415player mp3-1415player]], the FTL drive Mankind uses (as well as another drive used by a neighbor race) causes proportionate explosions in all eezo nearby (the first test was a jump to Mars... the Prothean ruins promptly became a dinosaur-killer level fireball). Naturally causes a delay in First Contact with the Council races.

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* That Mass Relay example below? In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13366586/1/Incompatible-System]]'' net/s/13366586/1/Incompatible-System Incompatible System]]'' by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/8886156/mp3-1415player mp3-1415player]], mp3.1415player]], the FTL drive Mankind uses (as well as another drive used by a neighbor race) causes proportionate explosions in all eezo nearby (the first test was a jump to Mars... the Prothean ruins promptly became a dinosaur-killer level fireball). Naturally causes a delay in First Contact with the Council races.


* That Mass Relay example below? In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13366586/1/Incompatible-System]]
[[/folder]]'' by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/8886156/mp3-1415player mp3-1415player]], the FTL drive Mankind uses (as well as another drive used by a neighbor race) causes proportionate explosions in all eezo nearby (the first test caused the Mars ruins to vanish in a dinosaur-killer level blast). Naturally causes a delay in First Contact with the Council races.

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* That Mass Relay example below? In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13366586/1/Incompatible-System]]
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net/s/13366586/1/Incompatible-System]]'' by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/8886156/mp3-1415player mp3-1415player]], the FTL drive Mankind uses (as well as another drive used by a neighbor race) causes proportionate explosions in all eezo nearby (the first test caused was a jump to Mars... the Mars Prothean ruins to vanish in promptly became a dinosaur-killer level blast).fireball). Naturally causes a delay in First Contact with the Council races.
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