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5th Jan '16 7:15:47 AM MarqFJA
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has this as the end stage of separate methods of Exterminatus. Cyclonic torpedoes ignite the atmosphere as well as most things on the surface. In the case of virus bombing, the gasses released by the virus reducing most of the planet's biomass into inflammable mulch, resulting in a planet-wide firestorm. Technically it doesn't burn the atmosphere, just the flammable gasses released there, but close enough. Cyclonic torpedoes play this completely straight.
** The Tyranids also employ this trope as part of their "harvesting". Prior to and during their invasion, the atmosphere is saturated with stimulants and mutagens to violently increase the rate of plant growth; while simultaneously infecting and debilitating local resistance. Within weeks, a barren savannah can be transformed into a steaming jungle, with 40% of the military wiped out in the process.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has this as the end stage of separate methods of Exterminatus. Cyclonic torpedoes ignite the atmosphere as well as most things on the surface. In the case of virus bombing, the gasses gases released by the virus reducing reduce most of the planet's biomass into inflammable mulch, resulting in a planet-wide firestorm. Technically it doesn't burn the atmosphere, just the flammable gasses released there, but close enough. Cyclonic torpedoes play this completely straight.
** The Tyranids also employ this trope as part of their "harvesting". Prior to and during their invasion, the atmosphere is saturated with stimulants and mutagens to violently increase the rate of plant growth; growth, while simultaneously infecting and debilitating local resistance. Within weeks, a barren savannah can be transformed into a steaming jungle, with 40% of the military wiped out in the process.
14th Nov '15 8:06:19 AM Prfnoff
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* ''TrafficDepartment2192''. The rebellion kills TheEmperor's daughter, so the Emperor floods the atmosphere with flammable gases and takes a match to the planet.

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* ''TrafficDepartment2192''.''VideoGame/TrafficDepartment2192''. The rebellion kills TheEmperor's daughter, so the Emperor floods the atmosphere with flammable gases and takes a match to the planet.



* ''StarControl 2'':

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* ''StarControl ''VideoGame/StarControl 2'':
17th Oct '15 9:50:08 PM nombretomado
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* During the three-part Supergirl story in the 1980s PostCrisis ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comic books, the Phantom Zone villains of the Pocket Universe decide that humanity is too bothersome to deal with once they build up a sizeable LaResistance force that could equal the villains' power. Thus the rogue Kryptonians put their plan in motion [[FinalSolution to kill everybody on Earth]] by burrowing through the planet at super-speed to its core, unleashing massive hot gases that ripped away the Earth's atmosphere and left it a lifeless husk except for the people within Lex Luthor's citadel in Smallville.

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* During the three-part Supergirl story in the 1980s PostCrisis ComicBook/PostCrisis ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comic books, the Phantom Zone villains of the Pocket Universe decide that humanity is too bothersome to deal with once they build up a sizeable LaResistance force that could equal the villains' power. Thus the rogue Kryptonians put their plan in motion [[FinalSolution to kill everybody on Earth]] by burrowing through the planet at super-speed to its core, unleashing massive hot gases that ripped away the Earth's atmosphere and left it a lifeless husk except for the people within Lex Luthor's citadel in Smallville.
20th Aug '15 6:27:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheFirstMenInTheMoon'':Although it is not actually used, professor Cavor describes in detail how cavorite has the possibility to destroy the Earth's atmosphere; a sheet of cavorite can make all the air above it weightless and cause it to shoot into space. New air that rushes in to replace the old air suffers the same fate, and this process will continue untill all the air on earth is gone.

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* ''TheFirstMenInTheMoon'':Although ''Literature/TheFirstMenInTheMoon'':Although it is not actually used, professor Cavor describes in detail how cavorite has the possibility to destroy the Earth's atmosphere; a sheet of cavorite can make all the air above it weightless and cause it to shoot into space. New air that rushes in to replace the old air suffers the same fate, and this process will continue untill all the air on earth is gone.
18th May '15 8:49:05 AM allium
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* A couple of the solar system's moons have an atmosphere which, if not for their lack of oxygen, would be extremely explosive.

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* A couple of the solar system's moons (Titan and Triton are the major examples) have an atmosphere atmospheres which, if not for their lack of oxygen, would be extremely explosive.


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* Current (2015) theories in planetary science indicates that Venus started out with a similar amount of water and carbon dioxide as the Earth. On our world, the carbon dioxide [[SealedEvilInACan was eventually trapped in carbonate minerals]], allowing the planet to cool and conditions to become suitable for liquid water and life. However, the higher temperatures on Venus caused by its proximity to the sun meant its oceans soon evaporated, causing a super greenhouse effect with temperatures in ''[[UpToEleven the low thousands]]'' of degrees Fahrenheit. The Sun's ultraviolet light caused the water vapor to break up into hydrogen and oxygen which dissipated out in to space, and Venus was left with its current 90-bar load of CO[[subscript:2]].
3rd May '15 2:08:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* Since the ozone layer is part of the atmosphere, it's probably relevant that one of the alien criminals in ''MenInBlackII'' was convicted of stealing some of it to sell on the black market.

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* Since the ozone layer is part of the atmosphere, it's probably relevant that one of the alien criminals in ''MenInBlackII'' ''Film/MenInBlackII'' was convicted of stealing some of it to sell on the black market.
17th Apr '15 9:39:24 AM VicGeorge2011
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* During the three-part Supergirl story in the 1980s PostCrisis ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comic books, the Phantom Zone villains of the Pocket Universe decide that humanity is too bothersome to deal with once they build up a sizeable LaResistance force that could equal the villains' power. Thus the rogue Kryptonians put their plan in motion to kill everybody on Earth by burrowing through the planet at super-speed to its core, unleashing massive hot gases that ripped away the Earth's atmosphere and left it a lifeless husk except for the people within Lex Luthor's citadel in Smallville.

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* During the three-part Supergirl story in the 1980s PostCrisis ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comic books, the Phantom Zone villains of the Pocket Universe decide that humanity is too bothersome to deal with once they build up a sizeable LaResistance force that could equal the villains' power. Thus the rogue Kryptonians put their plan in motion [[FinalSolution to kill everybody on Earth Earth]] by burrowing through the planet at super-speed to its core, unleashing massive hot gases that ripped away the Earth's atmosphere and left it a lifeless husk except for the people within Lex Luthor's citadel in Smallville.
18th Feb '15 3:11:10 AM jormis29
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* The strategy of the Scrin in the ''CommandAndConquer'' ''Tiberium'' Series of games might be better described as Biosphere Abuse, but aims for the same effect - making the planet inhospitable to everything, so there's no resistance once their fleet shows up.
* The terraforming tools in ''{{Spore}}'' can also be used to damage a planet's ecosystem, which can destroy buildings in colonies on that planet. [[spoiler: This tactic is particularly effective against the Grox, whose colonies self-destruct when a planet becomes habitable.]]

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* The strategy of the Scrin in the ''CommandAndConquer'' ''Tiberium'' Series ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSeries'' of games might be better described as Biosphere Abuse, but aims for the same effect - making the planet inhospitable to everything, so there's no resistance once their fleet shows up.
* The terraforming tools in ''{{Spore}}'' ''{{VideoGame/Spore}}'' can also be used to damage a planet's ecosystem, which can destroy buildings in colonies on that planet. [[spoiler: This tactic is particularly effective against the Grox, whose colonies self-destruct when a planet becomes habitable.]]
1st Feb '15 7:05:51 AM VicGeorge2011
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* During the three-part Supergirl story in the 1980s PostCrisis ''Superman'' comic books, the Phantom Zone villains of the Pocket Universe decide that humanity is too bothersome to deal with once they build up a sizeable LaResistance force that could equal the villains' power. Thus the rogue Kryptonians put their plan in motion to kill everybody on Earth by burrowing through the planet at super-speed to its core, unleashing massive hot gases that ripped away the Earth's atmosphere and left it a lifeless husk except for the people within Lex Luthor's citadel in Smallville.

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* During the three-part Supergirl story in the 1980s PostCrisis ''Superman'' ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comic books, the Phantom Zone villains of the Pocket Universe decide that humanity is too bothersome to deal with once they build up a sizeable LaResistance force that could equal the villains' power. Thus the rogue Kryptonians put their plan in motion to kill everybody on Earth by burrowing through the planet at super-speed to its core, unleashing massive hot gases that ripped away the Earth's atmosphere and left it a lifeless husk except for the people within Lex Luthor's citadel in Smallville.
1st Feb '15 7:04:00 AM VicGeorge2011
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-->"Go on an pollute the land. Clean air will be sold in cans."

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-->"Go on an and pollute the land. Clean air will be sold in cans."
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