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22nd May '16 1:52:29 AM PantaroP
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/The7D'', Hildy Gloom has her eye on the largest diamond in the universe, the size of a small planet. She and her husband Grim try casting tractor beam spells to obtain it. In the end of the episode, it crushes their house.
21st May '16 5:20:23 PM nombretomado
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* In the third person shooter/strategy PS3 game ''VideoGame/{{Starhawk}}'', players call self-assembling structures down from orbiting ships. It's a common strategy to use both these structures and your own respawn pod to OHKO the enemy upon impact, even before the drop constructs itself into a turret or beam cannon (or whatever you happened to call down).

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* In the third person shooter/strategy PS3 [=PS3=] game ''VideoGame/{{Starhawk}}'', players call self-assembling structures down from orbiting ships. It's a common strategy to use both these structures and your own respawn pod to OHKO the enemy upon impact, even before the drop constructs itself into a turret or beam cannon (or whatever you happened to call down).
14th May '16 4:58:23 AM Andyroid
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* In the final arc of ''Anime/SamuraiPizzaCats'', The Big Cheese, after being threatened into banishment by Princess Vi, builds a tractor beam that attracts a nearby comet and pulls it towards Earth, threatening to drop it towards the planet if he is not made Emperor of Little Tokyo.

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* In the final arc GrandFinale of ''Anime/SamuraiPizzaCats'', "The Big Comet Caper", The Big Cheese, after being Cheese is caught embezzling funds for his latest evil scheme and threatened into with banishment by Princess Vi, Vi. So, he builds a tractor beam that attracts a nearby comet and pulls it towards Earth, threatening to drop it towards on the planet city if he is not made Emperor of Little Tokyo.
8th May '16 5:14:50 PM ReaderAt2046
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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.
2nd May '16 1:43:22 AM JackG
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* ComicStrip/BuckRogers knocks Phobos out of orbit to destroy a Martian invasion fleet.
24th Apr '16 5:56:18 PM hillo315
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': [[spoiler:Madoka's soul gem. It's so big, it's basically a comet.]] Subverted because it despite being headed towards Earth, never hits. [[spoiler:Instead, a witch hatches, which is much worse. However, it is defeated, the universe is rewritten, nobody ends up dead from the incident, and the rest is history.]]

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': [[spoiler:Madoka's soul gem. It's so big, it's basically a comet.]] Subverted because it despite being headed towards Earth, it never hits. [[spoiler:Instead, a witch hatches, which is much worse. However, it is defeated, the universe is rewritten, nobody ends up dead from the incident, and the rest is history.]]
24th Apr '16 5:53:41 PM hillo315
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': [[spoiler:Madoka's soul gem. It's so big, it's basically a comet.]] Subverted because it despite being headed towards Earth, never hits. [[spoiler:Instead, a witch hatches, which is much worse. However, it is defeated, the universe is rewritten, nobody ends up dead from the incident, and the rest is history.]]
24th Apr '16 3:44:25 PM Nippertipper
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* Some bits of Skylab actually made it through the atmosphere when the failed space station succumbed to Earth's gravitational pull, although none of the pieces was large enough to cause significant damage. Nowadays, most expiring satellites are given remote-control commands to come apart in small pieces that won't survive reentry, and/or to land in the oceans, so as to avert this trope.

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* Some bits of Skylab actually made it through the Earth's atmosphere in July 1979 when the failed space station succumbed to Earth's gravitational pull, although none of the pieces was large enough to cause significant damage. Nowadays, most expiring satellites are given remote-control commands to come apart in small pieces that won't survive reentry, and/or to land in the oceans, so as to avert this trope.



* Same for the Russian space station Mir, that fell in 2001 on the Pacific Ocean ([[AvertedTrope ''not'' on Paris during the 1999 solar eclipse]], as fashion designer-turned-astrologer Paco Rabbane predicted).

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* Same for the Russian space station Mir, that fell in March 2001 on the Pacific Ocean ([[AvertedTrope ''not'' on Paris during the 1999 solar eclipse]], as fashion designer-turned-astrologer Paco Rabbane predicted).
22nd Apr '16 1:18:09 PM Tacitus
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* Like any other method of causing massive destruction, the Colony Drop is gleefully utilized in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. [[CrazyAwesome Naturally]], da Orks take it to the utter screaming extreme; they grab an asteroid, put engines and weapons and armor on it and fill it with Orks and ram it full speed into a planet. It doesn't matter if it turns out to be a transport or just a missile, it's served it's purpose of making a big boom.
** An issue of ''Magazine/WhiteDwarf'' contains a very funny debunking of the idea that doing this to a planet would be cheaper and easier than the usual ''[[EarthShatteringKaboom Exterminatus]]'' methods. It was originally found online and can be found quoted [[http://bbs.stardestroyer.net/viewtopic.php?p=2392357#p2392357 here]].
** Roks were fitted with teleporters in the Third War of Armageddon. So, not only was there a Colony Drop, but there was then an asteroid sitting in an impact crater, spewing out wave after wave of reinforcements, without needing vulnerable dropships.

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* Like any other method of causing massive destruction, ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' had the Colony Drop is gleefully utilized 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.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Mordheim}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'''s skirmish-scale spin-off game, takes place in the setting's past, in the ruins of a city destroyed by a [[GreenRocks wyrdstone]] meteorite, the shards of which are fought over by rival bands of treasure hunters. Incidentally, a prophetess named Cassandora tried to warn the city's inhabitants about the comet, making her the likely namesake of the spell mentioned above.
* In
''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. [[CrazyAwesome Naturally]], 40000}}'', [[OurOrcsAreDifferent da Orks Orks]] ([[CrazyAwesome naturally]]) take it this trope to the an utter screaming extreme; they grab an asteroid, put engines and weapons and armor on it and fill it 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 ram it full speed into a planet. It doesn't matter if it turns out to be everything goes wrong and there's a transport or massive explosion, that's just a missile, it's served it's purpose 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 making a big boom.
reinforcements, including [[HumongousMecha Gargants]], to swarm out of the Roks without further need for troop landings.
** An issue of ''Magazine/WhiteDwarf'' contains a very funny debunking of the idea that doing this to a planet would be cheaper and easier than the usual ''[[EarthShatteringKaboom Exterminatus]]'' methods. It was originally found online and can be found quoted [[http://bbs.stardestroyer.net/viewtopic.php?p=2392357#p2392357 here]].
** Roks were fitted with teleporters in the Third War of Armageddon. So, not only was there a Colony Drop, but there was then an asteroid sitting in an impact crater, spewing out wave after wave of reinforcements, without needing vulnerable dropships.
here]]. "Rocks are NOT 'free', citizen..."



* ''MagicTheGathering'' has the spells Meteor Shower, Meteor Storm, Shivan Meteor, and Comet Storm. All of these are very effective at killing stuff.
* TabletopGame/YuGiOh has the card [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Meteor_of_Destruction Meteor of Destruction]], which knocks off 1000 of your opponents Life Points, provided they have at least 3000.

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* ''MagicTheGathering'' ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has the spells Meteor Shower, Meteor Storm, Shivan Meteor, and Comet Storm. All of these are very effective at killing stuff.
* TabletopGame/YuGiOh ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' has the card [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Meteor_of_Destruction Meteor of Destruction]], which knocks off 1000 of your opponents Life Points, provided they have at least 3000.



* The Tabletop/{{Warhammer}} spinoff ''TabletopGame/{{Mordheim}}'' takes place in the ruins of a city destroyed by a wyrdstone meteorite.
15th Apr '16 1:38:34 PM WonkyTonkBotty
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* ''VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'' has the enemy country attempt to kamikaze an enormous military satellite (about 500 meters long and your planes can tunnel through it) named the SOLG (Strategic Orbital Linear Gun) into your country's capital city whilst armed with a nuclear warhead. Your final mission in the game is to destroy it in the atmosphere before it hits.
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