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30th Aug '16 12:24:12 PM JoieDeCombat
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** In ''The Arrival'' DLC, Shepard is [[spoiler:[[OutrunTheFireball forced to invoke this trope]] by crashing an asteroid research facility to slow down the Reaper invasion, not into a planet, but a ''mass relay'' which [[SphereOfDestruction goes supernova]], destroying a solar system and killing over 300,000 batarians. S/he's [[WhatTheHellHero told]] afterwards that s/he will have to face trial and a war with the batarians is almost certainly guaranteed.]]

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** In ''The Arrival'' DLC, Shepard is [[spoiler:[[OutrunTheFireball forced to invoke this trope]] by crashing an asteroid research facility to slow down the Reaper invasion, not into a planet, but a ''mass relay'' which [[SphereOfDestruction goes supernova]], destroying a solar system and killing over 300,000 batarians. S/he's [[WhatTheHellHero told]] afterwards that s/he will have to face trial and a war with the batarians is almost certainly guaranteed.guaranteed, although the arrival of the Reapers ''en masse'' at the beginning of the third game mostly pre-empts the larger consequences.]]
30th Aug '16 12:20:42 PM JoieDeCombat
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': In order to kill Duke Paolo Ortega, both in retaliation for an offscreen attack in the previous book and because he [[spoiler: cheated]] in his duel against Harry before running his cowardly ass away, Harry's old mentor [[spoiler: and grandfather]] Ebenezar [=McCoy=] makes sure the vampire gets what's coming to him. [[spoiler:'''By dropping an old Soviet satellite out of orbit straight onto Ortega's hometown, right where he was healing'''. Needless to say, there were no survivors.]]

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
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In order to kill Duke Paolo Ortega, both in retaliation for an offscreen attack in the previous book and because he [[spoiler: cheated]] in his duel against Harry before running his cowardly ass away, Harry's old mentor [[spoiler: and grandfather]] Ebenezar "Blackstaff" [=McCoy=] makes sure the vampire gets what's coming to him. [[spoiler:'''By dropping an old a decommissioned Soviet satellite out of orbit straight onto Ortega's hometown, right where he was healing'''. Needless to say, there were no survivors.]]
30th Aug '16 12:17:52 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''SinsOfASolarEmpire'' has the Advent starbase meteoroid control signature ability, which allows it to use the crew's PsychicPowers to rams asteroids onto hostile planets being orbited or dropping entire swarms of small asteroids onto enemy fleets.

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* ''SinsOfASolarEmpire'' ''VideoGame/SinsOfASolarEmpire'' has the Advent starbase meteoroid control signature ability, which allows it to use the crew's PsychicPowers to rams asteroids onto hostile planets being orbited or dropping entire swarms of small asteroids onto enemy fleets.



* ''{{Earth 2150}}'' has the Lunar Corporation's WeatherControlMachine being outfitted with an asteroid targeting system as the planet's decaying orbit evaporates surface water to the point the machine can no longer influence weather. In gameplay terms, that means the LC can call in meteor showers instead of lightning storms in volcanic and lunar tilesets. And unlike lightning, meteors can '''NOT''' be stopped by DeflectorShields and no longer ignore buildings in favor of high hills. Each meteor does a fuckton of damage (enough to insta-kill most units and severely damage buildings) but scatter randomly over a very large area. Still, a minute-long carpet-bombing of asteroids is much more [[RuleOfCool awesome to watch]] than a nuke. Even better: the WCM is the cheapest superweapon in the game and only needs base power to operate so given enough money, you can build dozens of the sucker [[MoreDakka fire them all simultaneously]].

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* ''{{Earth ''VideoGame/{{Earth 2150}}'' has the Lunar Corporation's WeatherControlMachine being outfitted with an asteroid targeting system as the planet's decaying orbit evaporates surface water to the point the machine can no longer influence weather. In gameplay terms, that means the LC can call in meteor showers instead of lightning storms in volcanic and lunar tilesets. And unlike lightning, meteors can '''NOT''' be stopped by DeflectorShields and no longer ignore buildings in favor of high hills. Each meteor does a fuckton of damage (enough to insta-kill most units and severely damage buildings) but scatter randomly over a very large area. Still, a minute-long carpet-bombing of asteroids is much more [[RuleOfCool awesome to watch]] than a nuke. Even better: the WCM is the cheapest superweapon in the game and only needs base power to operate so given enough money, you can build dozens of the sucker [[MoreDakka fire them all simultaneously]].



* TheReveal of ''MysteriousJourney II'' explains that [[spoiler: instead of an alien ship being shot down by rival factions of planet Saarpedon, starting a war against the faction who wanted alien contact; personnel of the orbiting space station who wanted to leave the planet "mostly untouched" in its terraforming process, started a firefight that downed an orbiting ship containing the colonists in suspended animation, with no clear knowledge if it was accidental or not. Fortunately, the sentient "oracles" noticed this and mindwiped the population to prevent this terrible truth from being lived with.]]

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* TheReveal of ''MysteriousJourney ''VideoGame/MysteriousJourney II'' explains that [[spoiler: instead of an alien ship being shot down by rival factions of planet Saarpedon, starting a war against the faction who wanted alien contact; personnel of the orbiting space station who wanted to leave the planet "mostly untouched" in its terraforming process, started a firefight that downed an orbiting ship containing the colonists in suspended animation, with no clear knowledge if it was accidental or not. Fortunately, the sentient "oracles" noticed this and mindwiped the population to prevent this terrible truth from being lived with.]]
23rd Aug '16 4:16:41 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The setting of ''Literature/HaloTheColeProtocol'', one of the books in the Halo Extended Universe, is a collection of asteroids - modified to serve as a make-shift colony in the wake of a nearby planet's glassing - known as the Rubble. Late in the novel, the protagonists discover a Covenant attack force on another nearby planet, and must figure out a way to prevent said force from wiping out the Rubble's inhabitants. The solution? Evacuate the population and then drop the asteroid-habitats from orbit.

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* The main setting of ''Literature/HaloTheColeProtocol'', one of the books in the Halo Extended Universe, ''Literature/HaloTheColeProtocol'' is a collection of asteroids - modified to serve as a make-shift colony in the wake of a nearby planet's glassing - known as the Rubble. Late in the novel, the protagonists discover a Covenant attack force on another nearby planet, and must figure out a way to prevent said force from wiping out the Rubble's inhabitants. The solution? Evacuate the population and then drop the asteroid-habitats from orbit.
21st Aug '16 10:37:40 AM nombretomado
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* In Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}, the BigBad cuts the moon loose from Prospit, sending it crashing to Skaia below [[spoiler: and [[TearJerker killing Dream Jade]].]]
* In the distant past of ''{{Drowtales}}'' the [[AbusivePrecursors elves]] apparently managed to take a piece out of one of the nine moons, and the resulting impact from one of the pieces hitting the planet is implied to have created the underworld where the story is set. The city of Sha'shi contains the most complete fragment of this piece of the moon, and it's implied that something about the moon is responsible for the elves mutating into drow and the reason that later generations have a higher rate of health problems.

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* In Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}, ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', the BigBad cuts the moon loose from Prospit, sending it crashing to Skaia below [[spoiler: and [[TearJerker killing Dream Jade]].]]
* In the distant past of ''{{Drowtales}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' the [[AbusivePrecursors elves]] apparently managed to take a piece out of one of the nine moons, and the resulting impact from one of the pieces hitting the planet is implied to have created the underworld where the story is set. The city of Sha'shi contains the most complete fragment of this piece of the moon, and it's implied that something about the moon is responsible for the elves mutating into drow and the reason that later generations have a higher rate of health problems.
16th Aug '16 11:40:01 AM TheNerfGuy
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* The spell "Cometfall" in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' does ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
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The druid/cleric only spell "Cometfall" in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' does ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.''Cometfall'' conjures a huge ball of ice and rock to fall down on top of an opponent.
** Atropus from the ''Elder Evils'' splatbook. This EldritchAbomination takes the form of a small moonlet that, if not stopped, eventually impacts the planet he's targeting. And he's done this to countless worlds...
** Ragnorra from the ''Elder Evils'' splatbook takes the form of a fiery red comet blazing through the cosmos. She likes impacts a planet she's been led to and therefore targeting. She regrows her form afterward and, after corrupting all life on that planet, detaches from it and heads back off for another planet to smash into.
9th Aug '16 10:24:58 PM PaulA
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* Happened for every floating castle in the [[{{Dragaera}} Dragaeran Empire]] when sorcery stopped working at the beginning of the Interregnum.

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* Happened for In the Literature/{{Dragaera}} novels, every floating castle in the [[{{Dragaera}} Dragaeran Empire]] Empire fell out of the sky when sorcery stopped working at the beginning of the Interregnum.
9th Aug '16 4:11:13 PM nombretomado
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* A RunningGag in ''TheDementedCartoonMovie'' is that when an object of any size crashes into the Moon, the Moon will fall and crash into the Earth, which then falls into the Sun if it doesn't just [[EarthShatteringKaboom explode]].

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* A RunningGag in ''TheDementedCartoonMovie'' ''WebAnimation/TheDementedCartoonMovie'' is that when an object of any size crashes into the Moon, the Moon will fall and crash into the Earth, which then falls into the Sun if it doesn't just [[EarthShatteringKaboom explode]].
7th Aug '16 6:41:37 PM nombretomado
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* In a small-scale variant, Georgia Lass from ''DeadLikeMe'' was killed by a plummeting toilet seat that fell from the decommissioned ''Mir'' space station.

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* In a small-scale variant, Georgia Lass from ''DeadLikeMe'' ''Series/DeadLikeMe'' was killed by a plummeting toilet seat that fell from the decommissioned ''Mir'' space station.
1st Aug '16 4:48:04 PM Morgenthaler
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* The bad guys in ''HeavyGear II'' try to do this, after simply dropping big bombs alone stopped working.

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* The bad guys in ''HeavyGear ''VideoGame/HeavyGear II'' try to do this, after simply dropping big bombs alone stopped working.
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