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18th Sep '16 6:41:49 AM Prfnoff
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* The Halloween broadcast of ''The War of the Worlds'' should be mentioned. An hour long description of HumongousMecha from another planet destroying everything in their path. Bonus points for making people actually believe it was happening.

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* The Halloween broadcast of ''The War of the Worlds'' ''Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' should be mentioned. An hour long description of HumongousMecha from another planet destroying everything in their path. Bonus points for making people actually believe it was happening.
18th Sep '16 6:40:55 AM Prfnoff
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-->'''F/X''': A LOW THROBBING HUM WHICH BUILDS QUICKLY IN INTENSITY AND PITCH. WIND & THUNDER, RENDING, GRINDING CRASHES. ALL THE NIGGLING LITTLE FRUSTRATIONS THAT THE BBC SOUND EFFECTS ENGINEERS HAVE EVER HAD CAN ALL COME OUT IN A FINAL, DEVASTATING EXPLOSION WHICH THEN DIES AWAY INTO SILENCE
5th Sep '16 4:58:25 PM StarSword
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* The ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' GrandFinale "[[Recap/FarscapeS05E02ThePeacekeeperWarsPart2 The Peacekeeper Wars, Part 2]]" has John Chrichton finally demonstrate the full destructive power of a wormhole weapon, summoning into existence an expanding black hole that destroys a planet depopulated by Scarran death squads and gradually eats the warring Scarran and Peacekeeper fleets. John threatens to allow the black hole to devour everyone present, himself included, unless the Scarrans and Peacekeepers agree to sign a peace treaty.

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* The ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' GrandFinale "[[Recap/FarscapeS05E02ThePeacekeeperWarsPart2 The Peacekeeper Wars, Part 2]]" has John Chrichton Crichton finally demonstrate the full destructive power of a wormhole weapon, summoning into existence an expanding black hole that destroys a planet depopulated by Scarran death squads and gradually eats the warring Scarran and Peacekeeper fleets. John threatens to allow the black hole to devour everyone present, himself included, unless the Scarrans and Peacekeepers agree to sign a peace treaty.
5th Sep '16 4:55:29 PM StarSword
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* The ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' GrandFinale "[[Recap/FarscapeS05E02ThePeacekeeperWarsPart2 The Peacekeeper Wars, Part 2]]" has John Chrichton finally demonstrate the full destructive power of a wormhole weapon, summoning into existence an expanding black hole that destroys a planet depopulated by Scarran death squads and gradually eats the warring Scarran and Peacekeeper fleets. John threatens to allow the black hole to devour everyone present, himself included, unless the Scarrans and Peacekeepers agree to sign a peace treaty.



* ''Videogame/Crysis3'' [[spoiler: opens up with a vision Prophet has about the Ceph forces arriving at Earth, with him being unable to do anything but watch as it is destroyed.]] Towards the end of the game, [[spoiler: the very same thing happens and you can even watch the Ceph freeze the planet if you do not succeed in stopping them in time.]]

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* ''Videogame/Crysis3'' [[spoiler: ''Videogame/{{Crysis 3}}'' opens up with a vision Prophet has about the Ceph forces arriving at Earth, with him being unable to do anything but watch as it is destroyed.]] destroyed. Towards the end of the game, [[spoiler: the very same thing happens and you can even watch the Ceph freeze the planet if you do not succeed in stopping them in time.]]
5th Sep '16 1:17:23 PM StarSword
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* ''Film/StarWarsANewHope'' Poor, poor Alderaan...

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* ''Film/StarWarsANewHope'' Poor, poor Alderaan...''Franchise/StarWars'':
** The obliteration of Alderaan in ''Film/ANewHope'', showcasing just how powerful the Death Star's superlaser is. The scene was especially spectacular, as ''Star Wars'' may be the [[http://www.listal.com/list/wait-did-planet-just-explode first film]] to actually ''show'' an entire planet exploding in this manner.
--->'''Obi-Wan Kenobi''': I felt a great disturbance in the Force...as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror...and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.
** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' one-ups ''ANH'' with the destruction of the Republic's capital worlds in the Hosnian system. In addition to showing the destruction of every planet in the system simultaneously, it avoids AMillionIsAStatistic by actually showing the terrified faces of the citizenry as the blast approaches.



* The obliteration of Alderaan in ''Film/StarWars: Film/ANewHope'', showcasing just how powerful the Death Star's superlaser is. The scene was especially spectacular, as ''Star Wars'' may be the [[http://www.listal.com/list/wait-did-planet-just-explode first film]] to actually ''show'' an entire planet exploding in this manner.
-->'''Obi-Wan Kenobi''': I felt a great disturbance in the Force...as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror...and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.


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* The Great Fire in ''Literature/IceForged'' by Creator/GailZMartin. First a green ribbon of fire snakes across the sky and fireballs begin to fall like meteorites across the city of Castle Reach, then the entire ribbon comes crashing down across the city and smashes Quillarth Castle to the ground.
30th Aug '16 12:15:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDPj2f1v2w0 LC campaign ending]] from ''{{Earth 2150}}''.

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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDPj2f1v2w0 LC campaign ending]] from ''{{Earth ''VideoGame/{{Earth 2150}}''.
26th Aug '16 8:30:46 AM AnimeSunglasses
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* ''Film/StarWarsANewHope'' Poor, poor Alderaan...
25th Aug '16 12:30:09 AM PaulA
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* Unsurprising for a series in which regular starship weapons can wipe a city off the map with a few shots, bombs exist that can consume an entire planet in a slowly but steadily spreading unstoppable nuclear firestorm, and even stars get blown up once in a while, ''Literature/PerryRhodan'' has been known to indulge in this in what [[LongRunner over time amounts to]] a fair few issues.

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* Unsurprising for a series in which regular starship weapons can wipe a city off the map with a few shots, bombs exist that can consume an entire planet in a slowly but steadily spreading unstoppable nuclear firestorm, and even stars get blown up once in a while, ''Literature/PerryRhodan'' has been known to indulge in this in what [[LongRunner over time amounts to]] to a fair few issues.
1st Aug '16 3:52:52 AM nicksplosivez
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** Krypton's apocalypse takes up the opening 20 minutes of ''Film/ManOfSteel''
5th Jul '16 3:30:29 PM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/TheTalosPrinciple'': [[spoiler: On finishing the game, the simulation is deleted, which is depicted as everything disintegrating and falling apart. [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome It's quite terrifying, to say the least]]]]. ''Road to Gehenna'' show the same event [[spoiler: from the perspective of one still inside, if you choose to stay behind]].
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