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21st Mar '17 6:32:30 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Nightside}}'' novels, John Taylor notices that the moon is absent from the skies when he visits an AfterTheEnd future, and theorizes that it's fallen and caused the devastation all around him. Twice subverted when [[spoiler:he A) finds out it was a war between himself and his mother, Lilith, that was to blame, and B) ultimately prevents it from happening.]]

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* In the ''{{Nightside}}'' ''{{Literature/Nightside}}'' novels, John Taylor notices that the moon is absent from the skies when he visits an AfterTheEnd future, and theorizes that it's fallen and caused the devastation all around him. Twice subverted when [[spoiler:he A) finds out it was a war between himself and his mother, Lilith, that was to blame, and B) ultimately prevents it from happening.]]
19th Mar '17 8:37:43 PM JudasZala
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* In the GrandFinale of ''Anime/SamuraiPizzaCats'', "The Big Comet Caper", The Big Cheese is caught embezzling funds for his latest evil scheme and threatened with banishment by Princess Vi. So, he builds a tractor beam that attracts a nearby comet and pulls it towards Earth, threatening to drop it on the city if he is not made Emperor of Little Tokyo.

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* In the GrandFinale of ''Anime/SamuraiPizzaCats'', "The Big Comet Caper", The Big Cheese is caught embezzling funds for his latest evil scheme and threatened with banishment by Princess Vi. So, he builds a tractor beam that attracts a nearby comet the Love Comet (Harahoro Comet) and pulls it towards Earth, threatening to drop it on the city if he is not made Emperor of Little Tokyo.
18th Mar '17 7:03:07 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' story arc 'The Faeries' Ruin' had an ''epic'' WhamEpisode which revealed that not only was [[spoiler:Xandra]] the villain, she just crashed Faerieland- that is, a giant floating city-state- [[http://images.neopets.com/faerieland/crash_fede37c686.jpg into Neopia.]]

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* The ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' ''Website/{{Neopets}}'' story arc 'The Faeries' Ruin' had an ''epic'' WhamEpisode which revealed that not only was [[spoiler:Xandra]] the villain, she just crashed Faerieland- that is, a giant floating city-state- [[http://images.neopets.com/faerieland/crash_fede37c686.jpg into Neopia.]]
14th Mar '17 10:57:31 AM Mewseeker
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* ''VideoGame/CreepyCastle'': the final menace that Dopterra face is [[spoiler:Possessor possessing a living mountain from another planet to crash it into Dopterra, [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt effectively ending civilization as it currently exist.]]]]
5th Mar '17 5:52:09 PM nombretomado
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* In recent years, the {{Marvel}} version of Asgard, a mystical city-state, has hovered over the American Midwest. Recently, during the ComicBook/{{Siege}} storyarc, Asgard fell to the ground.

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* In recent later years, the {{Marvel}} {{Creator/Marvel}} version of Asgard, a mystical city-state, has hovered over the American Midwest. Recently, during During the ComicBook/{{Siege}} storyarc, Asgard fell to the ground.
4th Mar '17 1:40:29 PM Theriocephalus
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!!Space Colony, Space Station, various assorted artificial Space Stuff

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!!Space Colony, Colonies, Space Station, Stations, various assorted artificial Space Stuff
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* ''Fanfic/SuddenContact'': The [[Franchise/{{Starcraft}} Overmind]] resorted to pulling down an Orbital Platform on the combined terran/[[Franchise/MassEffect turian]]/batarian/protoss ground forces in retaliation to the deaths of two Cerebrates.

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* ''Fanfic/SuddenContact'': The [[Franchise/{{Starcraft}} Overmind]] resorted to pulling down an Orbital Platform on the combined terran/[[Franchise/MassEffect turian]]/batarian/protoss turian/batarian]]/protoss ground forces in retaliation to the deaths of two Cerebrates.



* In the Warhammer 40,000 novel ''Talon of Horus'', [[spoiler:Iskandar Khayon telekinetically tows the ''Tlaloc'' behind ''Vengeful Spirit'' to throw it at the Canticle City on Harmony, destroying the Emperor's Children's fortress and its cloning facilities]].

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* In the Warhammer 40,000 ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' novel ''Talon of Horus'', [[spoiler:Iskandar Khayon telekinetically tows the ''Tlaloc'' behind ''Vengeful Spirit'' to throw it at the Canticle City on Harmony, destroying the Emperor's Children's fortress and its cloning facilities]].



* The Angry Marines, a 4chan chapter of Warhammer40000 marines, not only will do this, their battle barges (with colorful names such as ''Litany of Litany's Litany'' and ''Maximum Fuck'') will ''hit each other'' in their mad scramble to strike the earth.

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* The Angry Marines, a 4chan chapter of Warhammer40000 marines, ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' Space Marines, not only will do this, their battle barges (with colorful names such as ''Litany of Litany's Litany'' and ''Maximum Fuck'') will ''hit each other'' in their mad scramble to strike the earth.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' had the Lore of the Heavens magic spell Comet of Cassandora, which aimed a meteorite at a part of the tabletop, dealing high amounts of damage to all units within a certain distance of the impact site. It was a bit ''imprecise'' though - it didn't hit the turn the spell was cast, but instead remained in play, and each turn you'd roll to see if the comet arrived. This comet also grew more powerful the more turns it spent in flight. This could lead to situations where, depending on how the battle progressed and where units moved, ''both'' sides' spellcasters could be frantically trying to dispel the comet before it pulverized their dueling generals, or wiped out everyone contesting an objective.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' had the Lore of the Heavens magic spell Comet of Cassandora, which aimed a meteorite at a part of the tabletop, dealing high amounts of damage to all units within a certain distance of the impact site. It was a bit ''imprecise'' though - -- it didn't hit the turn the spell was cast, but instead remained in play, and each turn you'd roll to see if the comet arrived. This comet also grew more powerful the more turns it spent in flight. This could lead to situations where, depending on how the battle progressed and where units moved, ''both'' sides' spellcasters could be frantically trying to dispel the comet before it pulverized their dueling generals, or wiped out everyone contesting an objective.



* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', [[OurOrcsAreDifferent da Orks]] ([[CrazyAwesome naturally]]) take this trope to an utter screaming extreme. Their "Roks" are asteroids converted into crude spacecraft, which are sometimes outfitted with troop compartments, retrorockets, and cantankerous force fields, then hurled at a planet as an enormous DropPod. If the landing systems work and a horde of Orks boil out of their space-dropped fortress, that's great - and if everything goes wrong and there's a massive explosion, that's just as good! Warlord Ghazghkull Mag Uruk Thraka took this one step further and outfitted the Roks he used in the Third War for Armageddon with [[TeleportersAndTransporters "Tellyportas,"]] allowing endless waves of reinforcements, including [[HumongousMecha Gargants]], to swarm out of the Roks without further need for troop landings.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', [[OurOrcsAreDifferent da Orks]] ([[CrazyAwesome naturally]]) take this trope to an utter screaming extreme. Their "Roks" are asteroids converted into crude spacecraft, which are sometimes outfitted with troop compartments, retrorockets, and cantankerous force fields, then hurled at a planet as an enormous DropPod. If the landing systems work and a horde of Orks boil out of their space-dropped fortress, that's great - -- and if everything goes wrong and there's a massive explosion, that's just as good! Warlord Ghazghkull Mag Uruk Thraka took this one step further and outfitted the Roks he used in the Third War for Armageddon with [[TeleportersAndTransporters "Tellyportas,"]] "Tellyportas"]], allowing endless waves of reinforcements, including [[HumongousMecha Gargants]], to swarm out of the Roks without further need for troop landings.



* The ''VideoGame/{{Outpost}}'' franchise kicks off when the attempts to change the path of the asteroid "Vulcan's Hammer" fail, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero just break it into pieces]], and the two largest of them strike Earth with the force of a billion megatons (ten times the force of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicxulub_crater#Impact_specifics dinosaur-killer]])

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Outpost}}'' franchise kicks off when the attempts to change the path of the asteroid "Vulcan's Hammer" fail, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero just break it into pieces]], and the two largest of them strike Earth with the force of a billion megatons (ten times the force of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicxulub_crater#Impact_specifics dinosaur-killer]]) dinosaur-killer]]).
* ''VideoGame/TotalWarWarhammer'' brings back the Comet of Cassandora as a high level spell that allows them to drop a huge blue comet on top of the enemy army, doing terrible damage to any unit caught in the general collision area.



* In FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse, Princess Luna can call down stars like orbital missiles (stars in this setting are presumably a lot smaller than in RealLife) as a counterpart to Corona's ability to invoke solar flares to roast things she doesn't like.

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* In FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse, Princess Luna can call down stars like orbital missiles (stars in this setting are presumably a lot smaller than in RealLife) as a counterpart to Corona's ability to invoke solar flares to roast things she doesn't like.
4th Mar '17 1:27:40 PM Theriocephalus
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', [[spoiler:Link invokes this trope by wishing to the Triforce to destroy The Imprisoned for good. It grants the wish by causing the statue of the Goddess in Skyloft to break off and fall, landing directly on the sealing pit just as The Imprisoned is breaking out of its seal, squishing it]].

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', [[spoiler:Link invokes this trope by wishing to the Triforce to destroy The the Imprisoned for good. It grants the wish by causing the statue of the Goddess in Skyloft to break off and fall, landing directly on the sealing pit just as The the Imprisoned is breaking out of its seal, squishing it]].
12th Feb '17 7:54:47 PM GeoffJack
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**Parodied in the third Mobile Suit SD Gundam short where both Gundam and Zaku accidentally cause one while competing in a survival marathon for the olyimpics. The credits seem to indicate only the Colosseum was ruined.
12th Feb '17 8:21:49 AM ExSlacker
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12th Feb '17 8:21:40 AM ExSlacker
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' movie, it looked like Numbuh 1 was going to do a heroic version of this with the moon on the captured-by-evil Earth, but it instead just fired the sizable treehouse-ish moonbase, the KND's headquarters. [[spoiler:The villain shrugs it off too, but the [[GambitRoulette real plan]] was to bring the KND's LaserGuidedAmnesia device down to Earth to use on him]].

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' movie, movie ''WesternAnimation/OperationZERO'', it looked like Numbuh 1 was going to do a heroic version of this with the moon on the captured-by-evil Earth, but it instead just fired the sizable treehouse-ish moonbase, the KND's headquarters. [[spoiler:The villain shrugs it off too, but the [[GambitRoulette real plan]] was to bring the KND's LaserGuidedAmnesia device down to Earth to use on him]].
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