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12th Jan '17 2:17:46 PM oakleaf
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* Creator/GregBear's Forge of God has the Earth destroyed by two mass, one of neutronium and the other of anti-neutronium. These orbit the earth, inside it, until they meet. The anti-neutronium one does cause some problems from the energy released as it plows through the inside of the Earth, but once the two masses collide, the energy released is [[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt greater than Earth's gravitation binding energy]]. In it's sequel Anvil of Stars, some fighter ships, and pilots, are turned to anti-matter by the baddies. They figured it out when one tried to dock with the main ship. The others slowly died because anti-matter isn't suited for living things, but they hung around long enough for the protagonist's love interest to say [[TearJerker good-bye]].
17th Dec '16 1:24:44 PM Dvandemon
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* [[ComicBook/XMen Warren]]'s evil uncle, Burtram Worthington aka [[NamesTheSame The Dazzler]], is a GadgeteerGenius that marked his mooks with special particles he can track. He's also capable of remotely transmuting those particles into antimatter to vaporize anyone that betrays him. Besides the fact that enough antimatter to obliterate the mass of person would also obliterate everything around them for miles if not the whole planet, it's safe to say if he wasn't so into the villainy, he could easily [[CutLexLuthorACheck turn a profit]] from ''remotely generating antimatter''.

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** It's vaguely mentioned that portals to it have to be designed to convert particles to their opposite counterparts for the obvious reasons but it's rarely a plot point. Notably, in the Ultimates continuity, space has an atmosphere but it's acidic.
* [[ComicBook/XMen Warren]]'s Warren's]] evil uncle, Burtram Worthington aka [[NamesTheSame The Dazzler]], is a GadgeteerGenius that marked his mooks with special particles he can track. He's also capable of remotely transmuting those particles into antimatter to vaporize anyone that betrays him. Besides the fact that enough antimatter to obliterate the mass of person would also obliterate everything around them for miles if not the whole planet, it's safe to say if he wasn't so into the villainy, he could easily [[CutLexLuthorACheck turn a profit]] from ''remotely generating antimatter''.antimatter''.
* The retconned Marvel ScienceHero Blue Marvel is a 50's era "living antimatter generator" which basically makes him a Superman with the ability most forms of energg. He got his powers from a FreakLabAccident studying AnotherDimension where positive and negative matter can coexist without destroying each other he dubbed "The Neutral Zone".
21st Nov '16 11:17:24 AM kyojikasshu
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* Warren's evil uncle, Burtram Worthington aka [[NamesTheSame The Dazzler]], is a GadgeteerGenius that marked his mooks with special particles he can track. He's also capable of remotely transmuting those particles into antimatter to vaporize anyone that betrays him. Besides the fact that enough antimatter to obliterate the mass of person would also obliterate everything around them for miles if not the whole planet, it's safe to say if he wasn't so into the villainy, he could easily [[CutLexLuthorACheck turn a profit]] from ''remotely generating antimatter''.

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* Warren's [[ComicBook/XMen Warren]]'s evil uncle, Burtram Worthington aka [[NamesTheSame The Dazzler]], is a GadgeteerGenius that marked his mooks with special particles he can track. He's also capable of remotely transmuting those particles into antimatter to vaporize anyone that betrays him. Besides the fact that enough antimatter to obliterate the mass of person would also obliterate everything around them for miles if not the whole planet, it's safe to say if he wasn't so into the villainy, he could easily [[CutLexLuthorACheck turn a profit]] from ''remotely generating antimatter''.
18th Nov '16 7:11:45 AM nobrandhero
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* Antimatter warheads are ''one'' of the proposed explanations of the "reaction weaponry" in ''Anime/{{Macross}}''. Authors stated that they initially wanted to use straight-up nukes, but due to [[NuclearWeaponsTaboo the cultural conventions]] couldn't show ''the good guys'' [[NukeEm nuking 'em]] right and left. So they thought up a fancy new name, and later proposed AM as an explanation (which is really the same, as antimatter annihilation is ''also'' a nuclear reaction, just other type than most well-known fusion and fission). Nowadays, as the taboo is weaker than during ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''[='s=] original syndication, they often have characters using actual nukes.

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* Antimatter warheads are ''one'' of the proposed explanations of the "reaction weaponry" in ''Anime/{{Macross}}''. Authors stated that they initially wanted to use straight-up nukes, but due to [[NuclearWeaponsTaboo the cultural conventions]] couldn't show ''the good guys'' [[NukeEm nuking 'em]] right and left. So they thought up a fancy new name, and later proposed AM as an explanation (which is really the same, as antimatter annihilation is ''also'' a nuclear reaction, just other type than most well-known fusion and fission). Nowadays, as the taboo is weaker than during ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''[='s=] original syndication, they often have characters using actual nukes.
29th Oct '16 4:04:49 PM thatother1dude
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* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'': "Yes, Dr. Scott. A laser capable of emitting a beam of pure anti-matter." This usual prompts the AudienceParticipation lines "Then it's not a laser." or "Then it ''doesn't'' matter!" In a bizarre case of life imitating art, [[http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2008/12/01/antimatter-laser.html this article]] describes a recently-discovered process by which a laser can be used to produce a surprisingly large amount of antimatter.

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* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'': "Yes, Dr. Scott. A laser capable of emitting a beam of pure anti-matter." This usual prompts the AudienceParticipation lines [[AudienceParticipation The traditional response]] is "Then it's not a laser." or "Then it ''doesn't'' matter!" In a bizarre case of life imitating art, [[http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2008/12/01/antimatter-laser.html this article]] describes a recently-discovered process by which a laser can be used to produce a surprisingly large amount of antimatter.
29th Oct '16 4:04:14 PM thatother1dude
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* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'': "Yes, Dr. Scott. A laser capable of emitting a beam of pure anti-matter."
** [[MemeticMutation "Then it's not a laser."]]
** Alternatively, "[[AudienceParticipation Then it]] ''[[AudienceParticipation doesn't]]'' matter!"
** In a bizarre case of life imitating art, [[http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2008/12/01/antimatter-laser.html this article]] describes a recently-discovered process by which a laser can be used to produce a surprisingly large amount of antimatter.

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* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'': "Yes, Dr. Scott. A laser capable of emitting a beam of pure anti-matter."
** [[MemeticMutation
" This usual prompts the AudienceParticipation lines "Then it's not a laser."]]
** Alternatively, "[[AudienceParticipation Then it]] ''[[AudienceParticipation doesn't]]'' matter!"
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" or "Then it ''doesn't'' matter!" In a bizarre case of life imitating art, [[http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2008/12/01/antimatter-laser.html this article]] describes a recently-discovered process by which a laser can be used to produce a surprisingly large amount of antimatter.
29th Oct '16 11:31:06 AM AmayirotAkago
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* An episode of ''{{WesternAnimation/Transformers}}'' has, in a display of the show's usual disregard for science, Megatron steal an "antimatter formula" in order to turn himself into "the most powerful weapon in the universe". The end result being that his laser beams were slightly more destructive than usual, but the power ends up nearly destroying him in the process.
19th Sep '16 6:26:12 PM PaulA
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* In the Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality novel "Bearing an Hourglass", Satan sends Chronos on a fantastic journey. Since Chronos lives backwards, Satan claims he has sent Chronos to a Contra-Terrine (i.e. antimatter) galaxy where, Satan claims, time runs backwards so Chronos can interact normally. Chronos himself is protected by his time cloak. It turns out [[spoiler:Satan's lying, bigtime. Chronos was really sent to a movie studio Satan owns and interacted with scripted, magical movie sets]]

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* In the Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality novel "Bearing an Hourglass", ''Literature/BearingAnHourglass'', Satan sends Chronos on a fantastic journey. Since Chronos lives backwards, Satan claims he has sent Chronos to a Contra-Terrine Contra-Terrene (i.e. antimatter) galaxy where, Satan claims, time runs backwards so Chronos can interact normally. Chronos himself is protected by his time cloak. It turns out [[spoiler:Satan's lying, bigtime. Chronos was really sent to a movie studio Satan owns and interacted with scripted, magical movie sets]]sets]].
18th Sep '16 3:27:22 PM Fallingwater
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Antimatter is also an easy plot device when you need an epic disaster to royally mess up a suitably large object like, oh, a planet. Some scientists are playing with antimatter in order to try to exploit its awesome energy density, a little "oops" happens and voila, instant post-apocalyptic scenario in which to set your story. Bonus: TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt being caused by antimatter instead of nuclear bombs - the other typical cause for anything post-apocalyptic - neatly removes the problem of radiation, which is often difficult to narrate around.
4th Aug '16 5:22:52 PM Ripburger
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* In ''VideoGame/XCom: UFO Defense'', the aliens use Antimatter as a power source for their weapons and [=UFOs=]. Said Antimatter is generated by an [[GreenRocks alien element called Elerium-115]].

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* In ''VideoGame/XCom: UFO Defense'', ''VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense'', the aliens use Antimatter as a power source for their weapons and [=UFOs=]. Said Antimatter is generated by an [[GreenRocks alien element called Elerium-115]].
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