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So Sgt. McKickass has a cigar in his mouth, and brings a stick of dynamite; lighting the fuse off his cigar. A puff of smoke from his mouth, a sly grin, and he's off walking forward, tossing the dynamite behind him. This may be a Discredited Trope, at least in modern settings. Usually includes McKickass preforming an Unflinching Walk.
Can also be done with a cigarette or (conceivably) a pipe, but cigars just look cooler.
- In Sillage, one of the Armada agents does it while on a mission on an alien planet, with the two fuses tied in front of his chest and a swivel gun under each arm. He does it while riding a local equivalent of a pterodactyl.
- Jonah Hex has done this on occasion, usually just before blasting oulaws out of an otherwise unassailable position.
- Clint Eastwood has done this on several occasions, such as in Two Mules for Sister Sara and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
- Comrade Sukhov in White Sun of the Desert does the inverted version: He lights his cigarette off a dynamite fuse.
- Dan Aykroyd does this in Coneheads when he lights the fuse to a tiny homemade firework, leading to a Crowning Moment of Awesome.
- In The Wild Bunch, Pike uses his cigar to light the fuse on a stick of dynamite when threatening the general.
- In Cowboys Versus Aliens, after one of the bandits drops all the matches off a cliff, he asks how he's going to light the dynamite. The answer is the lit cigarallo he's been smoking the whole scene.
- The hero in the Bollywood film Trishul lights the fuse to some dynamite using his cigarette.
- Porthos does this during the assault on the Tower of London in The Three Musketeers 2011.
- In Jerry of the Islands by Jack London, Van Horn has a lit cigar in his mouth for this purpose.
- Done by bad guy Santone in Rio Guns by J. T. Edson.
- Richard Sharpe borrows a cigar from another officer when he has no slow-match to light fuses with.
- The Pretender: In the episode "Homefront", Jarod adopts the persona of an arms dealer, and takes up chomping enormous cigars. Near the end of the episode, he uses his cigar to light the fuse on a diversionary explosion, then throws it away and is cigarless thereafter.
- This is how Shikamaru sets off a huge array of explosive tags during his fight with Hidan in the Naruto manga.
- Parodied in an old comic called Crock: We see this guy lighting a bomb with his cigar and throwing something in the next panel. Then, there's an explosion and the following dialogue ensues:
"What have you done?!"
"... Hit the enemy with my cigar?"
- Call of Cthulhu supplement Terror from the Stars, section "Field Manual of the Theron Marks Society". Theron Marks himself is stated to always have a lit cigar in his mouth during adventures in order to light sticks of dynamite.
- Ogre leadbelchers in Warhammer.
- In Final Fantasy VII, one of Cid's Limit Breaks has him do this.
- The cannon crabs in Alice: Madness Returns all do this.
- Skullgirls: 'Toon fighter Peacock does this with her level 3 No-Holds-Barred Beatdown super attack: She wraps her enemy in a burlap sack and calls on a group of her personal Mook army to help her smash the living daylights out of the opponent. She then walks away, puffing on a cigar as a Cartoon Bomb crony continues to beat the sack with a baseball bat. She then invokes this trope by casually tossing the cigar over her shoulder, detonating the bomb underling. Pretty much Crazy Awesome.
- Referenced in Concerned when Gordan Frohman meets his fellow rebels (who all introduce themselves by their character archetypes). One of them claims to be a demolitions expert who'll do exactly this.
- In The Three Caballeros, Jose Carioca lights the fireworks on Donald Duck's bull costume with his cigar.
- The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie (1981). Sylvester the Cat hides Tweety under an empty can. When the mobster Rocky finds Tweety under the can, he lights a firecracker with his cigarette and places under the can for Sylvester to find.