History Main / DefaceOfTheMoon

13th Apr '16 10:12:31 AM Jake
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* The novelisation of ''Series/RedDwarf'' mentions advertisers beginning to deface entire ''constellations'' with slogans visible from Earth.

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* The novelisation of ''Series/RedDwarf'' mentions advertisers beginning to deface entire ''constellations'' with slogans visible from Earth. By ''[[StarKilling artificially inducing supernovas]]''. Just to sell Coca-Cola. (This may or may not be a ShoutOut to the above Arthur C. Clarke short story.)
7th Mar '16 8:07:42 PM allium
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** Sometimes attributed to Carl Friedrich Gauss, one [[OlderThanRadio early proposal]] to send a message to Mars involved growing enormous fields of wheat and lines made of pine trees in the Siberian tundra to demonstrate the Pythagorean Theorem.
20th Dec '15 8:05:19 PM nombretomado
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* In the SilverAge Comicbook/{{Superman}} story "The Last Days of Superman", Superman believed he was dying from a Kryptonian virus, and among the preparations he made for his death was using his heat vision to write "Do good to others and any man can be a Superman. [signed] Superman (Clark Kent)" on the surface of the moon. When it turned out (surprise surprise) that he wasn't going to die after all, Supergirl and Krypto removed his secret identity from the message; the rest of it, however, was apparently there to stay.

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* In the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} Comicbook/{{Superman}} story "The Last Days of Superman", Superman believed he was dying from a Kryptonian virus, and among the preparations he made for his death was using his heat vision to write "Do good to others and any man can be a Superman. [signed] Superman (Clark Kent)" on the surface of the moon. When it turned out (surprise surprise) that he wasn't going to die after all, Supergirl and Krypto removed his secret identity from the message; the rest of it, however, was apparently there to stay.
23rd Nov '15 3:49:25 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* TruthInTelevision, sort of, for the Moon. Very early on its history it was covered by a magma ocean that solidified and formed the lunar crust, just to be pockmarked by the craters formed by the countless impacts of asteroids and comets suffered by the Moon. Hundreds of millions of years later, lavas would emerge from the lunar interior and solidify forming the lunar seas giving the Moon the aspect it has from Earth, that unless [[DefaceOfTheMoon we, or someone else, mess with it]] will very likely keep as long as it exists.
18th Oct '15 5:39:05 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted in the Garth Ennis comic ''{{Preacher}}'', where Jesse Custer meets a man who was kicked out of NASA and devoted the rest of his life to blasting the words 'fuck you' into the Arizona desert in letters large enough to be seen from space.

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* Inverted in the Garth Ennis comic ''{{Preacher}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'', where Jesse Custer meets a man who was kicked out of NASA and devoted the rest of his life to blasting the words 'fuck you' into the Arizona desert in letters large enough to be seen from space.
8th Oct '15 1:56:08 PM VampireBuddha
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** Later, The Tick goes to the moon on a mission to carefully plant explosives so that the CHA will be removed...and botches it, of course. The resulting explosion causes everyone to believe he's dead, and only the C is removed--so the moon's lettering now reads "HA". Later that episode Omnipotus (a parody of [[MarvelComics Marvel's]] Galactus) ''takes a bite out of'' the moon (after The Tick gives him a PatrickStewartSpeech to protect Earth). The half-eaten, scarred moon is then seen regularly throughout the series.

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** Later, The Tick goes to the moon on a mission to carefully plant explosives so that the CHA will be removed...and botches it, of course. The resulting explosion causes everyone to believe he's dead, and only the C is removed--so the moon's lettering now reads "HA". Later that episode Omnipotus (a parody of [[MarvelComics Marvel's]] Creator/{{Marvel| Comics}}'s Galactus) ''takes a bite out of'' the moon (after The Tick gives him a PatrickStewartSpeech to protect Earth). The half-eaten, scarred moon is then [[{{continuity nod}} seen regularly throughout the series.series]].
7th Sep '15 2:46:50 PM Sark0TAG
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* A picture in the third installment in the ''Being One'' flash game series, shows Earth surrounded by an asteroid belt left over from the "Moon impact of 2027", complete with the Moon having huge chunks blown out around the edges.
** The game that follows - aptly named "Moonrise" - involves the space station you're on coming into view of the moon from Earth orbit, causing werewolves to spring up inside the base.
23rd Jul '15 6:49:32 AM Veanne
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* Rhianna does it in ''Literature/LastMage'', to advertise how she's the BigBad.
13th Jul '15 6:08:32 AM HowlingSnail
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** Remember, with great power comes great responsi.....oops!, sorry, wrong movie!
8th Jul '15 2:06:23 PM MCanter89
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[[caption-width-right:350:[- [[FridgeLogic One has to wonder, considering how large he wrote the first three letters, how Chairface Chippendale expected to fit his entire name on the surface of the moon.]]-] ]]

->''"We gotta go get the moon. It can't be there right now. It's in the wrong place, the wrong time. We'll replace it with something far more beautiful!'' My face."

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[[caption-width-right:350:[- [[FridgeLogic One has to wonder, considering how large he wrote the first three letters, how Chairface Chippendale expected to fit his entire name on the surface of the moon.Moon's surface.]]-] ]]

->''"We ->"''We gotta go get the moon.Moon. It can't be there right now. It's in the wrong place, the wrong time. We'll replace it with something far more beautiful!'' My face."



Want to send a message to the whole Earth that you're awesomely powerful, and probably egotistic and evil too? Or maybe you just want to show to absolutely everyone how much you care for your beloved like [[Anime/EurekaSeven in the main picture?]] Just fire up your biggest laser cannon or longest-range missiles and use them to deface the Moon by blasting your face or [-INSERT YOUR MESSAGE HERE-] onto it. After all, the moon has no weather or pesky tourists to mess it up... so any mark left on it, even if it's just etched into the dust, will probably remain there until the moon itself is destroyed. Your message will be set in stone, pardon the [[{{cliche}} cliché]].

It doesn't ''have'' to be the moon. Any sufficiently large and prominent landmark will do. In a pinch, you can use graffiti, as long as it's ''large'' graffiti; but lasers, missiles, or whirlwind carving are more stylish.

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Want to send a message to the whole Earth that you're awesomely powerful, and probably egotistic and evil evil, too? Or maybe you just want to show to absolutely everyone how much you care for your beloved like [[Anime/EurekaSeven in the main picture?]] picture]]? Just fire up your biggest laser cannon or longest-range missiles and use them to deface the Moon by blasting your face or [-INSERT YOUR MESSAGE HERE-] onto it. After all, the moon Moon has no weather or pesky tourists to mess it up... so any mark left on it, even if it's just etched into the dust, will probably remain there until the moon Moon itself is destroyed. Your message will be set in stone, pardon the [[{{cliche}} cliché]].

It doesn't ''have'' to be the moon.Moon. Any sufficiently large and prominent landmark will do. In a pinch, you can use graffiti, as long as it's ''large'' graffiti; but lasers, missiles, or whirlwind carving are more stylish.



Not to be confused with DetonationMoon, where the moon is actually destroyed.

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Not to be confused with DetonationMoon, where the moon Moon is actually destroyed.



* One of the planets in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' is described as having a long monologue carved into its surface by batarian space pirates with energy weapons. It celebrates the superiority and achievements of one "Captain Zaysh", and goes on to say very rude things about the parents of every human in the galaxy.
** In the second game, Jack gives an ArsonMurderAndJaywalking list of her accomplishments that includes "destruction of a space station and vandalism". If you ask why she included vandalism, she replies that she crashed the space station into a small moon and made a new crater. "The hanar ''really'' liked that moon."
** Also from the second game, scanning one of the planets reveals the story of a miner who came to the planet to mine for Element Zero. After fruitlessly spending his every last dime, in a fit of frustration-induced rage he hijacked a local mercenary group's gunship and wrote a 208-kilometer message stating "There's nothing here" in Russian, which is visible from orbit. [[InsultBackfire It became a tourist attraction]]. The third game reveals that some other determined individual went and erased the message, in essence defacing the defacement.
** The Great Rift Valley on Klendagon is revealed in the second game to be a glancing blow from a incredibly powerful [[WaveMotionGun mass accelerator]], fired by an ancient race as their final act of defiance against the Reapers. In this case, they weren't actually aiming at the planet at all, but at the Reaper several star systems over. The only reason they hit the planet was because after destroying the Reaper, the round simply ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome kept going!]]''

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* One of the planets in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' is described as having a long monologue carved into its surface by batarian space pirates with energy weapons. It celebrates the superiority and achievements of one "Captain Zaysh", and it goes on to say very rude things about the parents of every human in the galaxy.
** In the second game, Jack gives an ArsonMurderAndJaywalking list of her accomplishments that includes "destruction of a space station and vandalism". If you ask why she included vandalism, she replies that she crashed the aforementioned space station into a small moon and made a new crater. "The hanar "[The hanar] ''really'' liked that moon."
** Also from the second game, scanning one of the planets reveals the story of a miner who came to the planet to mine for Element Zero. element zero. After fruitlessly spending his every last dime, in a fit of frustration-induced rage rage, he hijacked a local mercenary group's gunship and wrote a 208-kilometer message stating "There's nothing here" in Russian, which is visible from orbit. [[InsultBackfire It became a tourist attraction]]. The third game reveals that some other determined individual went and erased the message, in essence defacing the defacement.
** The Great Rift Valley on Klendagon is revealed in the second game to be a glancing blow from a incredibly powerful [[WaveMotionGun mass accelerator]], accelerator]] over 37 million years ago. In the second game, it's revealed that [[spoiler:it was fired by an ancient race as their final act of defiance against the Reapers. In this case, they weren't actually aiming at the planet at all, but at the Reaper several star systems over. The only reason they hit the planet was because after destroying the Reaper, the round simply ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome kept going!]]''going!]]'']]



* After the Sputnik debacle, the US was desperately searching for ways to one-up the Soviets in the space race, and a proposal was made that an atomic bomb be detonated on the moon! Fortunately they decided to send astronauts instead. As cracked.com puts it, "they realized the difference between legitimate science and {{cartoonish supervillainy}}".

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* After the Sputnik debacle, the US was desperately searching for ways to one-up the Soviets in the space race, and a proposal was made that an atomic bomb be detonated on the moon! Fortunately Moon! Fortunately, they decided to send astronauts instead. As cracked.com puts it, "they realized the difference between legitimate science and {{cartoonish supervillainy}}".



* Coca Cola figured out that it was technically possible to use lasers to beam their logo onto the moon -- not to physically etch the logo onto the surface, but to continuously illuminate it like in a laser show. They were stopped from doing so over concerns that the lasers would interfere with passing aircraft.
* What would you do if a bunch of foreign invaders marched in, seized your land, gave some of it back in a treaty, then re-seized it and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Rushmore carved giant statues of their leaders' faces into your sacred mountain]] just to add insult to injury? Hire away one of the key sculptors to carve [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crazy_Horse_Memorial an even BIGGER statue of YOUR leader's face]] into the next mountain over, [[CrazyAwesome of course!]]

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* Coca Cola Coca-Cola figured out that it was technically possible to use lasers to beam their logo onto the moon -- Moon not to physically etch the logo onto the surface, but to continuously illuminate it like in a laser show. They were stopped from doing so over concerns that the lasers would interfere with passing aircraft.
* * What would you do if a bunch of foreign invaders marched in, seized your land, gave some of it back in a treaty, then re-seized it and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Rushmore carved giant statues of their leaders' faces into your sacred mountain]] just to add insult to injury? Hire away one of the key sculptors to carve [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crazy_Horse_Memorial an even BIGGER statue of YOUR leader's face]] into the next mountain over, [[CrazyAwesome of course!]]



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