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4th May '16 5:35:14 AM ChronoLegion
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* An ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode involves humans fighting a losing war against a race of LizardFolk. In order to win it, humans build a "sub-atomic bomb", which looks like an early atomic bomb but many times larger, capable of causing an EarthShatteringKaboom. Unfortunately one of the crew is TheMole, and the ship sent to drop the bomb gets disabled. [[spoiler:The last surviving crewmember ends up killing the mole, and drops the bomb...on Earth, because TheMole turned the ship around while everyone was knocked out.]]

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* An ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode involves humans fighting a losing war against a race of LizardFolk. In order to win it, humans build a "sub-atomic bomb", which looks like an early atomic bomb but many times larger, capable of causing an EarthShatteringKaboom. Unfortunately one of the crew is TheMole, and the ship sent to drop the bomb gets disabled. [[spoiler:The last surviving crewmember ends up killing the mole, and drops the bomb...on Earth, because TheMole turned the ship around while everyone was knocked out.]]]] Thanks a lot, Creator/WilWheaton!
29th Apr '16 6:25:11 PM MyFinalEdits
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** The Powder Keg in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''. It's a friggin' barrel of '''kerboom''' that's bigger than Link. To drive the point home, Link ''cannot carry this thing.'' He has to be in Goron form to move it.

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** The Powder Keg in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''. It's a friggin' barrel of '''kerboom''' that's bigger than Link. To drive the point home, Link ''cannot carry this thing.'' thing'' in his Hylian, Deku or Zora form. He has to be in Goron form to move it.do so.
29th Apr '16 8:16:11 AM 32_Footsteps
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** The powered-up version of the bomb subweapon in ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' is nearly as tall as Link, wider than everyone except Ganondorf, and is in fact larger than several of the smallest characters (like Midna and Agatha). One of the finishers for Link's Great Fairy weapon rain these down on nearby foes - however, these only apply to the viewpoint of her opponents, as the Great Fairy is large enough to carry Link around in a bottle. Finally, one roughly the size of a keep is used in a cutscene in the first level of Story Mode, created by another Great Fairy.
30th Jan '16 12:02:44 PM Morgenthaler
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* RoboRally has "The Big One", a bomb that's larger than the titular robots that carry it. Its explosion deals 64 damage at point-blank range, where the individual robots have 10 hit points at best.

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* RoboRally ''TabletopGame/RoboRally'' has "The Big One", a bomb that's larger than the titular robots that carry it. Its explosion deals 64 damage at point-blank range, where the individual robots have 10 hit points at best.
18th Jan '16 8:42:39 PM Angeldeb82
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* Deidara from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has two of these: C3 plays this straight, as it is the size of a car (though [[SleepModeSize before being used it's about the size of a basketball]]) and powerful enough to destroy most of a village. On the other hand, C4 subverts this as it's is a doll of Deidara which is about ''3 stories tall'' and explodes ... into a cloud of dust [[spoiler:which are actually ''millions of microscopic bombs'' that go into the bodies of organisms before exploding.]] On top of that, [[spoiler:his strongest bomb, C0, isn't large either, as it's simply [[TakingYouWithMe himself]].]]

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* Deidara from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has two of these: C3 plays this straight, as it is the size of a car (though [[SleepModeSize before being used it's about the size of a basketball]]) and powerful enough to destroy most of a village. On the other hand, C4 subverts this as it's is a doll of Deidara which is about ''3 stories tall'' and explodes ... into a cloud of dust [[spoiler:which are is actually ''millions of microscopic bombs'' that go into the bodies of organisms before exploding.]] exploding]]. On top of that, [[spoiler:his strongest bomb, C0, isn't large either, as it's simply [[TakingYouWithMe himself]].]]



* ''HunterxHunter'' features a device called "Little Rose". Said device combines this trope with WhyAmITicking and produces a cloud in the form of a rose flower when [[UsefulNotes/NuclearWeapons used]]. While officially banned as inhuman, a sufficiently trustworthy character mentions that those deviced were embedded in millions. In the CrapsackWorld of the series, death by suicide bombing is better than ending up as either [[BodyHorror chimera]] [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman ant soldier]] or chimera ant soldier [[IAmAHumanitarian food]]. [[spoiler: As the only shown explosion was a HeroicSacrifice of a RetiredBadass, it is not known if the shown destructive power is linked to the individual's power level]]

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* ''HunterxHunter'' ''HunterXHunter'' features a device called "Little Rose". Said device combines this trope with WhyAmITicking and produces a cloud in the form of a rose flower when [[UsefulNotes/NuclearWeapons used]]. While officially banned as inhuman, a sufficiently trustworthy character mentions that those deviced were embedded in millions. In the CrapsackWorld of the series, death by suicide bombing is better than ending up as either [[BodyHorror chimera]] [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman ant soldier]] or chimera ant soldier [[IAmAHumanitarian [[ImAHumanitarian food]]. [[spoiler: As the only shown explosion was a HeroicSacrifice of a RetiredBadass, it is not known if the shown destructive power is linked to the individual's power level]]level.]]



* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', part of [[spoiler: Homura's plan to take down Walpurgisnacht]] involves using a gas truck to wham it(?) into a landmine-filled stadium. '''[[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill Literally]].'''
** And just so we're clear... that was ''part'' of the plan. [[HopeSpot It was a very explosive laden plan]]. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, it didn't work, but it was nice watching. Who knows ''[[RunningGag how many times]]'' she has done this on Walpurgisnacht.]]
** Other parts included a [[FieldOfBlades Field of ]]''[[FieldOfBlades Bazookas]]'', oil cistern and a pair of battleship-launced missiles.

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* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', part of [[spoiler: Homura's plan to take down Walpurgisnacht]] involves using a gas truck to wham it(?) into a landmine-filled stadium. '''[[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill Literally]].'''
'''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Literally.]]'''
** And just so we're clear... that was ''part'' of the plan. [[HopeSpot It was a very explosive laden plan]]. plan.]] [[spoiler:Unfortunately, it didn't work, but it was nice watching. Who knows ''[[RunningGag how many times]]'' she has done this on Walpurgisnacht.]]
** Other parts included a [[FieldOfBlades Field of ]]''[[FieldOfBlades {{Field of|Blades}} ''[[FieldOfBlades Bazookas]]'', oil cistern and a pair of battleship-launced missiles.



* The climax of ''Film/Tremors2Aftershocks''. Earl has set Burt's entire cache of explosives to explode. Earl has previously referred to Burt as "[[NoKillLikeOverkill putting a new shine on the word 'overkill']]". Burt's only reaction and advice is to '''run'''. Eventually, Earl and the rest of the group run and hide behind a building pretty far away from the bomb. Burt runs right past them, shouting "Keep going, it's gonna be '''BIG!!''" He's right. When it goes off, the building they tried to hide behind is blown to kindling.

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* The climax of ''Film/Tremors2Aftershocks''. Earl has set Burt's entire cache of explosives to explode. Earl has previously referred to Burt as "[[NoKillLikeOverkill "[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill putting a new shine on the word 'overkill']]". Burt's only reaction and advice is to '''run'''. Eventually, Earl and the rest of the group run and hide behind a building pretty far away from the bomb. Burt runs right past them, shouting "Keep going, it's gonna be '''BIG!!''" He's right. When it goes off, the building they tried to hide behind is blown to kindling.



* In Creator/StephenKing's ''UnderTheDome'', a relatively small chunk of C4 is used to [[spoiler: blow up a meth lab with enough propane to generate a column of flame over one mile high and start a devastating wildfire that burns through the forest like paper and is hot enough to melt asphalt]]. Bear in mind that this is set in the equivalent of a locked room full of people. [[AnyoneCanDie Predictability ensues]].

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* In Creator/StephenKing's ''UnderTheDome'', ''Literature/UnderTheDome'', a relatively small chunk of C4 is used to [[spoiler: blow up a meth lab with enough propane to generate a column of flame over one mile high and start a devastating wildfire that burns through the forest like paper and is hot enough to melt asphalt]]. Bear in mind that this is set in the equivalent of a locked room full of people. [[AnyoneCanDie Predictability ensues]].



* Various ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}' Mantras dictate there must be at least one explosion per episode. Most of the early Myths were small scale booms (I.E. an exploding cellphone, or blowing up a house using bug bombs). Then came the myth that cherry bombs could remove concrete after it solidified in a mixer truck. After escalating to dynamite and only chipping the surface of the mess (just the thinner layers got removed), the gang tried [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome several hundred pounds of ANFO]].

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* Various ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}' Mantras dictate there must be at least one explosion per episode. Most of the early Myths were small scale booms (I.E. an exploding cellphone, or blowing up a house using bug bombs). Then came the myth that cherry bombs could remove concrete after it solidified in a mixer truck. After escalating to dynamite and only chipping the surface of the mess (just the thinner layers got removed), the gang tried [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome several hundred pounds of ANFO]].



* An ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode involves humans fighting a losing war against a race of LizardFolk. In order to win it, humans build a "sub-atomic bomb", which looks like an early atomic bomb but many times larger, capable of causing an EarthShatteringKaboom. Unfortunately one of the crew is TheMole, and the ship sent to drop the bomb gets disabled. [[spoiler:The last surviving crewmember ends up killing the mole, and drops the bomb...on Earth, because TheMole turned the ship round while everyone was knocked out]].

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* An ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode involves humans fighting a losing war against a race of LizardFolk. In order to win it, humans build a "sub-atomic bomb", which looks like an early atomic bomb but many times larger, capable of causing an EarthShatteringKaboom. Unfortunately one of the crew is TheMole, and the ship sent to drop the bomb gets disabled. [[spoiler:The last surviving crewmember ends up killing the mole, and drops the bomb...on Earth, because TheMole turned the ship round around while everyone was knocked out]].out.]]



* Some of the Bob-ombs in the ''SuperMarioBros'' games could get this large, especially in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' (pictured above) and the second ''VideoGame/PaperMario''.
* The aptly named 'Big Bob-omb' from ''SuperMario64'' onwards. He's already pretty big in his debut, but it's in MarioParty where he ends up being shown as absolutely massive. Don't let him explode in the mini games 'Defuse or Lose' or 'You're the Bob-omb', otherwise the player character ends up flying through the air and smashing into the ground hard enough to make a sizable crater.

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* Some of the Bob-ombs in the ''SuperMarioBros'' ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' games could get this large, especially in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' (pictured above) and the second ''VideoGame/PaperMario''.
* The aptly named 'Big Bob-omb' from ''SuperMario64'' ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' onwards. He's already pretty big in his debut, but it's in MarioParty where he ends up being shown as absolutely massive. Don't let him explode in the mini games 'Defuse or Lose' or 'You're the Bob-omb', otherwise the player character ends up flying through the air and smashing into the ground hard enough to make a sizable crater.



* Bomb Man's super attack in ''MegaManPoweredUp'' is [[HammerSpace producing]] and throwing a bomb about five times his size.

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* Bomb Man's super attack in ''MegaManPoweredUp'' is [[HammerSpace [[{{Hammerspace}} producing]] and throwing a bomb about five times his size.



* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'''s bomb cart on the [[EscortMission Payload Maps]], where it's the BLU team's responsibility to dump it into RED team's waste pit. RED Team, obviously, needs to prevent this. Also, the Mann Vs Machine mode is all about preventing a horde of robots and bomb–carrying tanks from planting a bomb into [[WrongGenreSavvy a hole which specifically allows bombs to be chucked into, as a self–destruct mechanism which all Mann Co. facilities have]]. The Sentry Busters (which bust Sentries), are essentially [[ActionBomb Action Bombs]].

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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'''s bomb cart on the [[EscortMission Payload Maps]], where it's the BLU team's responsibility to dump it into RED team's waste pit. RED Team, obviously, needs to prevent this. Also, the Mann Vs Machine mode is all about preventing a horde of robots and bomb–carrying tanks from planting a bomb into [[WrongGenreSavvy a hole which specifically allows bombs to be chucked into, as a self–destruct mechanism which all Mann Co. facilities have]]. The Sentry Busters (which bust Sentries), are essentially [[ActionBomb Action Bombs]].{{Action Bomb}}s.



** ''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar''-- the MPBM. A weapon only used by the CoolPlane, the ADFX-0# Morgan. While it's technically a missile, it's more like a VideoGame/StarFox Smart Bomb- and it's the size of said CoolPlane's Cockpit. The resultant Boom is the second largest blast in the game (the only larger is a [[NukeEm Nuke]]). The RealLife "Daisy Cutter" Fuel-Air Explosive Bomb (see below) is also in this game, and its blast is pretty big, but has nothing on the MPBM's almighty SphereOfDestruction.

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** ''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar''-- the MPBM. A weapon only used by the CoolPlane, the ADFX-0# Morgan. While it's technically a missile, it's more like a VideoGame/StarFox Smart Bomb- and it's the size of said CoolPlane's Cockpit. The resultant Boom is the second largest blast in the game (the only larger is a [[NukeEm Nuke]]).{{Nuke|Em}}). The RealLife "Daisy Cutter" Fuel-Air Explosive Bomb (see below) is also in this game, and its blast is pretty big, but has nothing on the MPBM's almighty SphereOfDestruction.



*** Only in the intro sequence, but ''Saturn Bomberman'' takes special note for the titular protagonist dodging a bunch of truly gigantic bombs several times his size, then ''catching and flinging one of those bombs back to his assailants'', which overshoots and falls into a volcano. Cue OhCrap reactions over the next few seconds, then the camera cutting away to the planet bulging three times, then '''turning into a planet-sized CartoonBomb''' before [[EarthShatteringKaboom exploding.]]

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*** Only in the intro sequence, but ''Saturn Bomberman'' takes special note for the titular protagonist dodging a bunch of truly gigantic bombs several times his size, then ''catching and flinging one of those bombs back to his assailants'', which overshoots and falls into a volcano. Cue OhCrap reactions over the next few seconds, then the camera cutting away to the planet bulging three times, then '''turning into a planet-sized CartoonBomb''' before [[EarthShatteringKaboom exploding.]]{{e|arthShatteringKaboom}}xploding.



* The bomb used for [[EarthShatteringKaboom Exterminatus]] in ''[[VideoGame/DawnOfWar Dawn Of War II: Retribution]]'' (as seen in cutscene) is roughly a size of zeppelin.

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* The bomb used for [[EarthShatteringKaboom Exterminatus]] {{E|arthShatteringKaboom}}xterminatus in ''[[VideoGame/DawnOfWar Dawn Of War II: Retribution]]'' (as seen in cutscene) is roughly a size of zeppelin.



* ''Jimmy-Timmy Power Hour 2'', the second crossover between ''JimmyNeutron'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', reaches its climax when Professor Calamitous uses Jorgen's magic powers to create the "Big Bang Bomb," literally, an enormous bomb a thousand times bigger than your conventional explosives, set to destroy ''the whole universe'' when it goes off. Calamitous plans to shield himself from the blast under an equally large... table.

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* ''Jimmy-Timmy Power Hour 2'', the second crossover between ''JimmyNeutron'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventures OfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', reaches its climax when Professor Calamitous uses Jorgen's magic powers to create the "Big Bang Bomb," literally, an enormous bomb a thousand times bigger than your conventional explosives, set to destroy ''the whole universe'' when it goes off. Calamitous plans to shield himself from the blast under an equally large... table.



** Large, high-capacity bombs of 4,000lbs, 8,000lbs (two 4,000lb bombs bolted together) and eventually 12,000lbs (three 4,000lb bombs bolted together) were used by Lancaster bombers of the RAF's Bomber Command during WWII. Simple cylinders designed to explode in contact with a city's rooftops, these can be realistically called "blockbusters".

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** Large, high-capacity bombs of 4,000lbs, 8,000lbs 4,000 lbs, 8,000 lbs (two 4,000lb 4,000-lb bombs bolted together) and eventually 12,000lbs 12,000 lbs (three 4,000lb 4,000-lb bombs bolted together) were used by Lancaster bombers of the RAF's Bomber Command during WWII. Simple cylinders designed to explode in contact with a city's rooftops, these can be realistically called "blockbusters".



** The Soviet take on the concept was the gargantuan FAB-9000, which is lighter than the Grand Slam at 9000kg (19000+ pounds). Initially it was thought that it would never be used in combat, since it was just too impractically ''big'', instead existing to test aircraft capacity. Then along came the UsefulNotes/IranIraqWar, and Iraqi used Tu-22 [[ReportingNames Blinders]] and FAB-9000s to good effect by toss-bombing them--in other words, by blazing in at supersonic speed, pitching upwards, and then releasing the bomb, which would then '' fly through the air like a 9000kg artillery shell''. A good pilot could place the bomb within a hundred-meter circle at ranges of several kilometers.
* At the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat_Man Fat Man]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Boy Little Boy]] qualified. Not only were their explosive yields orders of magnitude above anything that had ever been deployed previously, they filled the entire bomb bay of the B-29 Superfortresses that carried them.

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** The Soviet take on the concept was the gargantuan FAB-9000, which is lighter than the Grand Slam at 9000kg 9000 kg (19000+ pounds). Initially it was thought that it would never be used in combat, since it was just too impractically ''big'', instead existing to test aircraft capacity. Then along came the UsefulNotes/IranIraqWar, and Iraqi used Tu-22 [[ReportingNames Blinders]] and FAB-9000s to good effect by toss-bombing them--in other words, by blazing in at supersonic speed, pitching upwards, and then releasing the bomb, which would then '' fly through the air like a 9000kg artillery shell''. A good pilot could place the bomb within a hundred-meter circle at ranges of several kilometers.
* At the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat_Man Fat Man]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Boy Little Boy]] qualified. Not only were their explosive yields orders of magnitude above anything that had ever been deployed previously, they filled the entire bomb bay of the B-29 Superfortresses that carried them.



** Similarly, the Battle of Messines in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne. The evening before the explosion, General Plumer remarked:

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** Similarly, the Battle of Messines in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. The evening before the explosion, General Plumer remarked:
5th Jan '16 3:56:12 PM Camwood
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Not to be confused with [[BoxOfficeBomb a work that flops horribly]], or the Brutal Flying Behemoth VideoGames/BloonsTowerDefense.

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Not to be confused with [[BoxOfficeBomb a work that flops horribly]], or the Brutal Flying Behemoth VideoGames/BloonsTowerDefense.
VideoGame/BloonsTowerDefense.
5th Jan '16 3:55:48 PM Camwood
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Not to be confused with [[BoxOfficeBomb a work that flops horribly]].

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Not to be confused with [[BoxOfficeBomb a work that flops horribly]].
horribly]], or the Brutal Flying Behemoth VideoGames/BloonsTowerDefense.
2nd Jan '16 6:36:36 PM Doug86
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* In ''Film/{{Sunshine}}'', the goal is to jump-start the Sun by destroying or disrupting a [[AllInTheManual theoretical particle only barely understood by physics which has latched onto it and is slowing its fusion reaction, effectively causing it to fade and die]]. The means: an enormous f***ing bomb which required half of Earth's fissile resources to build. And it's one of ''two''.

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* In ''Film/{{Sunshine}}'', the goal is to jump-start the Sun by destroying or disrupting a [[AllInTheManual [[AllThereInTheManual theoretical particle only barely understood by physics which has latched onto it and is slowing its fusion reaction, effectively causing it to fade and die]]. The means: an enormous f***ing bomb which required half of Earth's fissile resources to build. And it's one of ''two''.
26th Dec '15 4:20:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* An ''Series/TheOuterLimits'' episode involves humans fighting a losing war against a race of LizardFolk. In order to win it, humans build a "sub-atomic bomb", which looks like an early atomic bomb but many times larger, capable of causing an EarthShatteringKaboom. Unfortunately one of the crew is TheMole, and the ship sent to drop the bomb gets disabled. [[spoiler:The last surviving crewmember ends up killing the mole, and drops the bomb...on Earth, because TheMole turned the ship round while everyone was knocked out]].

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* An ''Series/TheOuterLimits'' ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode involves humans fighting a losing war against a race of LizardFolk. In order to win it, humans build a "sub-atomic bomb", which looks like an early atomic bomb but many times larger, capable of causing an EarthShatteringKaboom. Unfortunately one of the crew is TheMole, and the ship sent to drop the bomb gets disabled. [[spoiler:The last surviving crewmember ends up killing the mole, and drops the bomb...on Earth, because TheMole turned the ship round while everyone was knocked out]].
24th Dec '15 4:39:14 AM Roxor
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* ''VideoGame/{{Infinifactory}}'' has one in the final level of "The Heist" sub-campaign for the Resistance. You have to build ten of them to blow up the alien base. Each one is 3*3*3 blocks. It's only slightly smaller than the shuttle you built in the last level you spent working for the Overlords.
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