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26th Jan '17 7:10:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''VideoGame/{Mercenaries2WorldInFlames'', the main character is eventually sent to capture the BigBad CorruptCorporateExecutive from his hidden bunker. However, after discovering that the bunker buster airstrike has little to no effect on the massive door, he has to go and convince either the Americans or the Chinese to give him a nuclear bomb in order to bust down the door.

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* In ''VideoGame/{Mercenaries2WorldInFlames'', ''VideoGame/Mercenaries2WorldInFlames'', the main character is eventually sent to capture the BigBad CorruptCorporateExecutive from his hidden bunker. However, after discovering that the bunker buster airstrike has little to no effect on the massive door, he has to go and convince either the Americans or the Chinese to give him a nuclear bomb in order to bust down the door.
26th Jan '17 7:10:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Mercenaries}} 2: World in Flames'', the main character is eventually sent to capture the BigBad CorruptCorporateExecutive from his hidden bunker. However, after discovering that the bunker buster airstrike has little to no effect on the massive door, he has to go and convince either the Americans or the Chinese to give him a nuclear bomb in order to bust down the door.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Mercenaries}} 2: World in Flames'', ''VideoGame/{Mercenaries2WorldInFlames'', the main character is eventually sent to capture the BigBad CorruptCorporateExecutive from his hidden bunker. However, after discovering that the bunker buster airstrike has little to no effect on the massive door, he has to go and convince either the Americans or the Chinese to give him a nuclear bomb in order to bust down the door.



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26th Jan '17 7:09:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Mercenaries 2: World in Flames'', the main character is eventually sent to capture the BigBad CorruptCorporateExecutive from his hidden bunker. However, after discovering that the bunker buster airstrike has little to no effect on the massive door, he has to go and convince either the Americans or the Chinese to give him a nuclear bomb in order to bust down the door.

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* In ''Mercenaries ''VideoGame/{{Mercenaries}} 2: World in Flames'', the main character is eventually sent to capture the BigBad CorruptCorporateExecutive from his hidden bunker. However, after discovering that the bunker buster airstrike has little to no effect on the massive door, he has to go and convince either the Americans or the Chinese to give him a nuclear bomb in order to bust down the door.



* ''{{Starcraft}}'' has a sort of example, where the decommissioned science vessel ''Amerigo'' is demolished with a nuke. It counts, because the previous mission is about [[spoiler:Zergified Kerrigan]] infesting the whole ship. And what do the marines pack with their big bomb? [[RuleOfFunny Beers.]]

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* ''{{Starcraft}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'' has a sort of example, where the decommissioned science vessel ''Amerigo'' is demolished with a nuke. It counts, because the previous mission is about [[spoiler:Zergified Kerrigan]] infesting the whole ship. And what do the marines pack with their big bomb? [[RuleOfFunny Beers.]]
3rd Jan '17 9:42:54 PM Xtifr
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* Played straight, more or less, in ''LiteratureTheAtrocityArchive'' by Creator/CharlesStross. A warhead is carried through a portal by a special ops team into a parallel universe to take out an EldritchAbomination. Turns out that this was the [[spoiler:endgame of a big GambitRoulette by said abomination to provide it with enough energy to open a big portal to Earth and come through to eat our universe]]. One man has to [[spoiler:stay behind to cause a faulty detonation to stop an actual nuclear reaction, but gets severely irradiated]] in the process by the critical plutonium assembly.

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* Played straight, more or less, in ''LiteratureTheAtrocityArchive'' ''Literature/TheAtrocityArchive'' by Creator/CharlesStross. A warhead is carried through a portal by a special ops team into a parallel universe to take out an EldritchAbomination. Turns out that this was the [[spoiler:endgame of a big GambitRoulette by said abomination to provide it with enough energy to open a big portal to Earth and come through to eat our universe]]. One man has to [[spoiler:stay behind to cause a faulty detonation to stop an actual nuclear reaction, but gets severely irradiated]] in the process by the critical plutonium assembly.
3rd Jan '17 9:42:29 PM Xtifr
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* Played straight, more or less, in ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries The Atrocity Archives]]'' by Creator/CharlesStross. A warhead is carried through a portal by a special ops team into a parallel universe to take out an EldritchAbomination. Turns out that this was the [[spoiler:endgame of a big GambitRoulette by said abomination to provide it with enough energy to open a big portal to Earth and come through to eat our universe]]. One man has to [[spoiler:stay behind to cause a faulty detonation to stop an actual nuclear reaction, but gets severely irradiated]] in the process by the critical plutonium assembly.

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* Played straight, more or less, in ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries The Atrocity Archives]]'' ''LiteratureTheAtrocityArchive'' by Creator/CharlesStross. A warhead is carried through a portal by a special ops team into a parallel universe to take out an EldritchAbomination. Turns out that this was the [[spoiler:endgame of a big GambitRoulette by said abomination to provide it with enough energy to open a big portal to Earth and come through to eat our universe]]. One man has to [[spoiler:stay behind to cause a faulty detonation to stop an actual nuclear reaction, but gets severely irradiated]] in the process by the critical plutonium assembly.
7th Dec '16 7:12:23 PM Graybeard
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** Some of these proposals (although not the paving one) made it as far as ''real live nuclear tests'', notably [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Gasbuggy Project Gasbuggy]], a 1967 test in New Mexico that basically turned the later "fracking" technique for natural gas extraction UpToEleven -- eleven ''kilotons'', that is. (Actually, 29 kilotons.) Two more tests like this would follow in 1969 and 1973 before the idea ran out of funding.
29th Sep '16 10:54:52 PM Kotomikun
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* In ''Film/DeepImpact'', the nuke is delivered by a spaceship that flies ''into'' the larger of the two comet fragments, saving (most) of the population of Earth in the process.

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* In ''Film/DeepImpact'', the nuke is delivered by a spaceship that flies ''into'' the larger of the two comet fragments, saving (most) of the population of Earth in the process. ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'' used a similar strategy. (In real life, even if you had a nuke powerful enough to vaporize an asteroid moments before impact, doing so would be unwise. The destructiveness of a asteroid/comet comes from its kinetic energy, which is unaffected by blowing it up--it might not leave a crater, but [[FromBadToWorse it would boil the atmosphere more efficiently]].)
18th Aug '16 12:48:53 PM Tre
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* The SciFiChannel absolutely ''loves'' to use this as the solution to their [[DisasterMovie natural-disaster-of-the-week films]], even if it makes absolutely no sense. The sun spewing deadly flares that will [[CriticalResearchFailure ignite the Earth's atmosphere's supply of methane]] and burn up all the oxygen on the planet? Stop the burn with a nuke in the atmosphere. Planet-wide tempest surging out of control because some doofus unleashed an [[SealedEvilInACan ancient Sumerian storm god]]? Nuke the skies and cut off its power supply. ''The moon breaking up like a bad jawbreaker in a cataclysmic shower of meteors that will destroy the Earth?'' Take an A-bomb to its core and seal the cracks. It's official: nuclear weapons are the new [[DuctTapeForEverything duct tape]].

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* The SciFiChannel [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci-Fi Channel]] absolutely ''loves'' to use this as the solution to their [[DisasterMovie natural-disaster-of-the-week films]], even if it makes absolutely no sense. The sun spewing deadly flares that will [[CriticalResearchFailure ignite the Earth's atmosphere's supply of methane]] and burn up all the oxygen on the planet? Stop the burn with a nuke in the atmosphere. Planet-wide tempest surging out of control because some doofus unleashed an [[SealedEvilInACan ancient Sumerian storm god]]? Nuke the skies and cut off its power supply. ''The moon breaking up like a bad jawbreaker in a cataclysmic shower of meteors that will destroy the Earth?'' Take an A-bomb to its core and seal the cracks. It's official: nuclear weapons are the new [[DuctTapeForEverything duct tape]].
15th Aug '16 7:08:15 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' live-action trailer ''Deliver Hope'' shows Kat and the previous Noble Six hand-delivering a tactical nuke to the inside of a Covenant cruiser.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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The ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' live-action trailer ''Deliver Hope'' shows Kat and the previous Noble Six hand-delivering a tactical nuke to the inside of a Covenant cruiser.battlecruiser.
** At the end of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', Master Chief hand-detonates a nuclear weapon to destroy the Didact's ship. No explanation is given as to how Cortana manages to protect him from a blast that started literally in his hands, though it's implied she used the HardLight from the bridge he was on.



* At the end of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', Master Chief hand-detonates a nuclear (or possibly antimatter) weapon. No explanation is given as to how Cortana manages to protect him from a blast that started literally in his hands.
** There was an incident where an Elite refugee on Earth tried to detonate a havoc nuke in a civilian area but was caught by Spartan IVs before he could arm it.
29th Jul '16 1:42:22 AM PlayerOfArmor
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** In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 1}}'', the BigBad can be nuked, or can be talked into nuking himself. Trying to kill him with guns results in the former. ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' adds a hand-held nuclear catapult, and giant monsters.
** The GNR radio quest is the straight-played example, where both the problem (giant monster) and the solution (nuke) are introduced at the same time. It's possible to kill the Behemoth without the Fat Man, but it's undeniably convenient.

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** In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 1}}'', the BigBad can be nuked, or can be talked into nuking himself. Trying to kill him with guns results in the former. former.
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''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' adds a there are hand-held nuclear catapult, catapults, and giant monsters.
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monsters to dispatch. Also, the GNR radio quest is the straight-played example, where both the problem (giant monster) and the solution (nuke) are introduced at the same time. It's possible to kill the Behemoth without the Fat Man, but it's undeniably convenient.
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