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16th Apr '18 9:07:57 AM Storygirl000
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* In ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbMissionMarvel'', Candace, while trying to figure out how to release the heroes' powers from a containment unit in Phineas and Ferb's spaceship, presses a BigRedButton that sends the satellite hurtling back to Earth. [[spoiler:Fortunatly for everyone, it crash-lands right on top of the villains' superweapon, foiling their plans to destroy the Tri-State Area.]]
15th Apr '18 8:36:41 PM Lopiny
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' includes a fantasy version of this in its backstory. Sheogorath, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[MadGod Madness]] attempted this by hurling the rogue moon Baar Dau at [[{{Egopolis}} Vivec City]]. Vivec, the [[PhysicalGod Tribunal deity]], froze it in place above the city. It would later be hollowed out for use by the [[CorruptChurch Tribunal Temple]] as the Ministry of Truth, a [[TheAlcatraz high security prison for heretics and blasphemers]]. Vivec tells his followers that it is [[SwordOfDamocles held in place by his people's love for him]], and that should they [[GodNeedsPrayerBadly stop loving him, it would fall]]. [[spoiler:As a result of the [[PlayerCharacter Nerevarine]]'s actions, Vivec disappears following the events of the game. The stop-gap measure implemented by the Temple to keep it in orbit is destroyed, so the moon resumes its fall with its original momentum. Vivec (the city) is destroyed, [[ChekhovsVolcano Red Mountain erupts]], the mainland of Morrowind is [[DisasterDominoes devastated by tsunamis and choking ash]], and, even some 200 years later, the crater/bay that lies where Vivec used to be still has its waters boiling]].

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' includes a fantasy version of this in its backstory. Sheogorath, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[MadGod Madness]] attempted this by hurling the rogue moon Baar Dau at [[{{Egopolis}} Vivec City]]. Vivec, the [[PhysicalGod Tribunal deity]], froze it in place above the city. It would later be hollowed out for use by the [[CorruptChurch Tribunal Temple]] as the Ministry of Truth, a [[TheAlcatraz high security prison for heretics and blasphemers]]. Vivec tells his followers that it is [[SwordOfDamocles held in place by his people's love for him]], and that should they [[GodNeedsPrayerBadly stop loving him, it would fall]]. [[spoiler:As a result of the [[PlayerCharacter Nerevarine]]'s actions, Vivec disappears following the events of the game. The stop-gap measure implemented by the Temple to keep it in orbit is destroyed, so the moon resumes its fall with its original momentum. Vivec (the city) is destroyed, [[ChekhovsVolcano Red Mountain erupts]], the mainland of Morrowind is [[DisasterDominoes devastated by tsunamis and choking ash]], and, even some 200 years later, the crater/bay that lies where Vivec used to be still has its waters boiling]]. Notably, this later lead to the fan joke in ''Videogame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'''s ''Shivering Isles'' expansion that, when he executes you for attacking him, he isn't teleporting you a mile above his execution grounds to let you fall to your death; rather, you remain stationary and he hurls ''the whole damn planet'' at you.
15th Apr '18 8:16:04 AM ZimFan89
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* Done by Knuckles, who punches a fault line near the Carnival Night Zone. Since the Carnival Night Zone was built on the edge of the Floating Island, Knuckles completely smashed off that portion of the Floating Island, removing the Carnival Night Zone from the island and sending it falling to Mobius, slightly cushioned by some remaining power of the Master Emerald. The crash-landing of the ruined Carnival Night Zone was a shock to one Emerald Hill boy who had just before wished that the Carnival Night Zone was closer then it crashes in front of him.

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* ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'': Done by Knuckles, who punches a fault line near the Carnival Night Zone. Since the Carnival Night Zone was built on the edge of the Floating Island, Knuckles completely smashed off that portion of the Floating Island, removing the Carnival Night Zone from the island and sending it falling to Mobius, slightly cushioned by some remaining power of the Master Emerald. The crash-landing of the ruined Carnival Night Zone was a shock to one Emerald Hill boy who had just before wished that the Carnival Night Zone was closer then it crashes in front of him.
9th Apr '18 6:51:37 PM Malady
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* In ''TheMagicSchoolBus'' episode "Out of this World", the class stops an asteroid from hitting their school. Ultimately, they make the bus planet-sized, draw the asteroid into an orbit, and then return to normal size at just the right moment to send the asteroid [[HurlItIntoTheSun on a collision course with the sun]].

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* In ''TheMagicSchoolBus'' ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'' episode "Out of this World", the class stops an asteroid from hitting their school. Ultimately, they make the bus planet-sized, draw the asteroid into an orbit, and then return to normal size at just the right moment to send the asteroid [[HurlItIntoTheSun on a collision course with the sun]].
29th Mar '18 8:04:35 AM sablesword
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* ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' probably takes this to its most ridiculous extremes when they variously squash a planet between two planets (the "Nutcracker"), squash a planet between two planets moving ''faster than the speed of light'', and drop a planet sized load of ''antimatter'' on a planet. Oh, and "negaspheres", called that because in the 1940s the term "black hole" hadn't been coined yet. There's a ''reason'' we call it the LensmanArmsRace.

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* ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' probably takes this to its most ridiculous extremes when they variously squash a planet between two planets (the "Nutcracker"), squash colony-drop on a planet between ''and its sun'' with two planets moving ''faster than the speed of light'', and light'', drop a planet sized load of ''antimatter'' on ''antimatter''[[note]]referred to as a planet. Oh, and "negaspheres", called that "negasphere" because in the 1940s the term "black hole" hadn't been coined yet. "antimatter" wasn't in use in the 1940s[[/note]] on a planet, and used planets and planet-sized buckets of antimatter as ''anti-missile-missiles.'' There's a ''reason'' we call it the LensmanArmsRace.
27th Mar '18 12:42:54 PM MasterFuzzy
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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).

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* Same for the Russian space station Mir, that fell in March 2001 on the Pacific Ocean ([[AvertedTrope ''not'' not on Paris during the 1999 solar eclipse]], as fashion designer-turned-astrologer Paco Rabbane predicted).
21st Mar '18 9:29:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''PowerStone 2'' has meteors rain down from the sky and reduces all players' health so low that just tapping someone kills them. This happens when time runs out and initiates sudden death. In sudden death if the players take too long to kill each other, ''[[RocksFallEveryoneDies more meteors rain down and kill everyone]]'', resulting in a draw.

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* ''PowerStone ''VideoGame/PowerStone 2'' has meteors rain down from the sky and reduces all players' health so low that just tapping someone kills them. This happens when time runs out and initiates sudden death. In sudden death if the players take too long to kill each other, ''[[RocksFallEveryoneDies more meteors rain down and kill everyone]]'', resulting in a draw.
14th Mar '18 3:30:50 PM margdean56
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* In ''The Rebels'' (of the ComicBook/ElfQuest universe), a rogue human military executes a very stealthy colony drop on the alien's home planet at the outer rim of the solar system. How stealthy? They've spent twenty years making slow course corrections on the asteroid, just to make sure it won't get detected by spaceship warning systems.
* In ''Sigil'' (of Creator/CrossGen), there is a plot by the BigBad (who by that time had been superceeded by a Bigger Bad, however) to ram an asteroid into the humans' capital planet, by equipping said asteroid with a gigantic [[FasterThanLightTravel FTL]] drive. The hero manages to deflect the asteroid [[spoiler: (and save his love, who was on it)]] by sheer force, but the casualties are still great [[spoiler:and we learn that the planet is going to become uninhabitable anyway.]]

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* In ''The Rebels'' (of the ComicBook/ElfQuest universe), a rogue human military executes a very stealthy colony drop on the alien's aliens' home planet at the outer rim of the solar system. How stealthy? They've spent twenty years making slow course corrections on the asteroid, just to make sure it won't get detected by spaceship warning systems.
* In ''Sigil'' (of Creator/CrossGen), there is a plot by the BigBad (who by that time had been superceeded superseded by a Bigger Bad, however) to ram an asteroid into the humans' capital planet, by equipping said asteroid with a gigantic [[FasterThanLightTravel FTL]] drive. The hero manages to deflect the asteroid [[spoiler: (and save his love, who was on it)]] by sheer force, but the casualties are still great [[spoiler:and we learn that the planet is going to become uninhabitable anyway.]]
14th Mar '18 3:28:13 PM margdean56
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* In ''[[Literature/TheEschatonSeries Iron Sunrise]]'' by Creator/CharlesStross the second strike ship (accelerates to sublight speed and and rains DeathFromAbove upon target) is set on course to smash into enemy planet after it's home system is [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroyed by superweapon]].

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* In ''[[Literature/TheEschatonSeries Iron Sunrise]]'' by Creator/CharlesStross the second strike ship (accelerates to sublight speed and and rains DeathFromAbove upon target) is set on course to smash into enemy planet after it's its home system is [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroyed by superweapon]].



** Also an oft-DiscussedTrope. Orbital bombardment of a populated planet is referred to as [[ShoutOut The Heinlen Maneuver]], and the deliberate and unprovoked performing of such is considered one of the [[ThisIsUnforgivable few easy ways]] to provoke [[AwakeningTheSleepingGiant The Solarian League]] into open war.

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** Also an oft-DiscussedTrope. Orbital bombardment of a populated planet is referred to as [[ShoutOut The Heinlen Heinlein Maneuver]], and the deliberate and unprovoked performing of such is considered one of the [[ThisIsUnforgivable few easy ways]] to provoke [[AwakeningTheSleepingGiant The Solarian League]] into open war.
12th Mar '18 7:12:55 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Amber can summon a giant meteor.
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