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20th Mar '17 8:22:04 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* 'WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Olaf's lair has one, and [[TheDitz Stumpy]] pushes it despite Olaf telling him not to.
18th Mar '17 2:54:17 PM Vir
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** ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', in addition to the above, has various highly prominent red buttons in the areas outside the test environments. They operate whatever key piece of machinery you need to resolve the current puzzle. The Old Aperture test chambers also feature a version of the Super Button with a retro 50's look.
* The 1st ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'' had a level that took place in a spaceship. On the console in the bridge is a big red button. What makes this more notable than most is the fact that the {{Action Command|s}} when you approach it is, word for word, [[LampshadeHanging "Press the]] [[GenreSavvy big red]] [[PlayingWithATrope shiny button?"]] [[SchmuckBait It's the self-destruct.]] It's also a ShoutOut, and proves that the Insomniacs watched ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', ''VideoGame/Portal2'', in addition to the above, has various highly prominent red buttons in the areas outside the test environments. They operate whatever key piece of machinery you need to resolve the current puzzle. The Old Aperture test chambers also feature a version of the Super Button with a retro 50's look.
* The 1st ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'' ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2002 Ratchet & Clank]]'' had a level that took place in a spaceship. On the console in the bridge is a big red button. What makes this more notable than most is the fact that the {{Action Command|s}} when you approach it is, word for word, [[LampshadeHanging "Press the]] [[GenreSavvy big red]] [[PlayingWithATrope shiny button?"]] [[SchmuckBait It's the self-destruct.]] It's also a ShoutOut, and proves that the Insomniacs watched ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''.



* In ''SinsOfASolarEmpire'', the TEC Starbase can be upgraded to have the big red button. With the second level of this, the starbase explodes in a sizable area (More than the range of most attackers), causing enough damage to kill all but high leveled, full HP capital ships.

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* In ''SinsOfASolarEmpire'', ''VideoGame/SinsOfASolarEmpire'', the TEC Starbase can be upgraded to have the big red button. With the second level of this, the starbase explodes in a sizable area (More than the range of most attackers), causing enough damage to kill all but high leveled, full HP capital ships.
27th Feb '17 6:39:00 PM Cannox
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[[caption-width-right:315:[[Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove Why do we even]] ''[[Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove HAVE]]'' [[Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove that button?]]]]
24th Feb '17 2:49:42 PM JackG
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* Key of Awesome's ''Space Girl'' is trying to AbandonShip, but her ship's computer keeps debating the issue. Space Girl threatens to use the Manual Override, and we're shown a bank of red-knobbed levers labelled with everything from SELF DESTRUCT to PULL IF COMPUTER IS IN DENIAL.
13th Feb '17 9:10:49 PM TitoMosquito
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* Lampshaded in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'', where there are two big red buttons in the bunker: one that launches all of America's nuclear weapons, and the identical one right next to it which makes coffee. In a [[TheTag credits tag]], one of the other characters asks for a cup of coffee from the President, who proceeds to press the ''wrong'' button.

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* Lampshaded in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'', where there are two big red buttons in the bunker: one that launches all of America's nuclear weapons, and the identical one right next to it which makes coffee. In a [[TheTag credits tag]], one of the other characters asks for a cup of coffee from the President, who proceeds to press the ''wrong'' button. Neither is labeled.



* ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'' parodies this nicely. When the President wants to order a coffee, he pushes a Big Red Button. Right next to it, on the same big panel, is one that looks just like it. The other button launches all of the nukes. Neither is labeled.
8th Jan '17 9:34:37 AM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheIncredibles'': both of Syndrome's consoles have Big Red Buttons. One of them launches missiles, the other launches the rocket.

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* ''Film/TheIncredibles'': ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': both of Syndrome's consoles have Big Red Buttons. One of them launches missiles, the other launches the rocket.
26th Dec '16 8:39:10 PM PaulA
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* ''Film/FlashGordon'' (1980). Hans Zarkov's spaceship has a Big Red launch button.

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* ''Film/FlashGordon'' ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' (1980). Hans Zarkov's spaceship has a Big Red launch button.
21st Dec '16 5:41:30 PM eowynjedi
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* In ''Radio/BleakExpectations'', Harry Biscuit accidentally pushes the big self-destruct button in Mr. Gently Benevolent's evil volcano base. When questioned, Benevolent shrugs and says it just seemed like something he should have. (And he probably should have put a cover on it.)
26th Nov '16 11:00:37 AM ZimFan89
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* ''Fanfic/TheNewAdventuresOfInvaderZim'': In the first chapter, it's shown that Dib's Spittle Runner (formerly Tak's) has one of these that Dib thinks activates the weapons systems. [[spoiler: It's actually an emergency brake.]]
31st Oct '16 3:10:19 AM AmayirotAkago
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* German-made point & click adventure game ''Chewy: Escape From F5'' has a room on the Borx' spaceship where there's just a button on a wall marked "Press this button". Doing so [[AnvilOnHead drops a giant anvil on top of Chewy]]. You later paint the extra word "DON'T" on the wall [[SchmuckBait to compel a Bork guard to press it as well]].
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