History Main / DoomsDayDevice

6th May '16 4:11:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* PaperinikNewAdventures presents in Pikappa the Evronian Empire's Planetary Coolflamizer. What it does is pretty simple: in an instant, it drains an entire planet's worth of creatures dry of their emotions, winning the Evronians billions of Obedient SlaveMooks and a [[EmotionEater giant reserve of food]].

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* PaperinikNewAdventures ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' presents in Pikappa the Evronian Empire's Planetary Coolflamizer. What it does is pretty simple: in an instant, it drains an entire planet's worth of creatures dry of their emotions, winning the Evronians billions of Obedient SlaveMooks and a [[EmotionEater giant reserve of food]].food]].
* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': The Infinity Engine that the BigBad orders the construction of in the final arc is actually known as the God Engine, a galaxy-sized device that will destroy all of reality and make its creator a God.
30th Apr '16 8:47:29 PM MadDogBV
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* ''Film/DoctorStrangelove'' features an automatic DoomsdayDevice that will fire if Russia is hit with a bomb. The rest of the movie revolves around stopping the bombing some stupid general ordered. [[spoiler:[[DownerEnding They don't]].]] TruthInTelevision: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Hand_(nuclear_war) Dead Hand.]] Also note that the movie highlights the foolishness of keeping such a device ''secret''.

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* ''Film/DoctorStrangelove'' features an automatic DoomsdayDevice that will fire if Russia is hit with a bomb. The rest of the movie revolves around stopping the bombing some stupid maniacal general ordered. [[spoiler:[[DownerEnding They don't]].]] TruthInTelevision: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Hand_(nuclear_war) Dead Hand.]] Also note that the movie highlights the foolishness of keeping such a device ''secret''.
17th Apr '16 1:39:04 PM MarqFJA
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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobalt_bomb Cobalt Bomb]] is a truly nasty version of this. In short, it's a nuclear bomb (or more likely, lots of very large nuclear bombs linked to a single triggering device) containing extra Cobalt-59. Cobalt-59 by itself is non-radioactive, but the detonation bombards it with neutrons, turning it into the radioactive cobalt-60. The blast then flings the Cobalt-60 ''across the entire planet'' covering the entire thing in radiation. The estimated time it will take before it's safe to live life again is ''105 years'', and even then, cancer rates are going up notably; note that while this is comparatively tame, this ''is the whole world'' affected. ''anyone alive'' not in radiation shelter will be ''dying'' for a period longer than people can currently live, and an entire generation will live completely underground. Worse still, it's not just people who would be affected - virtually ''every living thing on Earth'' would die, with the possible exception of certain radiation-resistant insects and deep ocean species. In other words, even if anyone did survive, there'd be nothing to eat except contaminated dead stuff (or [[ImAHumanitarian each other]]), and once that's gone, nada. This is essentially the type of device used in ''Film/DrStrangelove'', and possibly ''Literature/OnTheBeach''.

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobalt_bomb Cobalt Bomb]] is a truly nasty version of this. In short, it's a nuclear bomb (or more likely, lots of very large nuclear bombs linked to a single triggering device) containing extra Cobalt-59. Cobalt-59 by itself is non-radioactive, but the detonation bombards it with neutrons, turning it into the radioactive cobalt-60. The blast then flings the Cobalt-60 ''across the entire planet'' covering the entire thing in radiation. The estimated time it will take before it's safe to live life again is ''105 years'', and even then, cancer rates are going up notably; note that while this is comparatively tame, this ''is the whole world'' affected. ''anyone ''Anyone alive'' not in radiation shelter will be ''dying'' for a period longer than people can currently live, and an entire generation will live completely underground. Worse still, it's not just people who would be affected - virtually ''every living thing on Earth'' would die, with the possible exception of certain radiation-resistant insects and deep ocean species. In other words, even if anyone did survive, there'd be nothing to eat except contaminated dead stuff (or [[ImAHumanitarian each other]]), and once that's gone, nada. This is essentially the type of device used in ''Film/DrStrangelove'', and possibly ''Literature/OnTheBeach''.
14th Apr '16 8:45:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* Apparently, the [[RedsWithRockets Soviet Union]] had a semi-autonomous system set up during the Reagan years called [[http://www.wired.com/politics/security/magazine/17-10/mf_deadhand?currentPage=all# Perimeter]], or [[FanNickname Dead Hand]]. The purpose of this system was so that, in the event of nuclear war, the country's nuclear arsenal could be deployed quasi-automatically in response to a nuclear attack on Soviet soil, regardless of whether or not the Soviet leadership was even still alive - thus allowing the Soviet nuclear arsenal to function as a doomsday device. [[DoctorStrangelove Sound familiar?]]

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* Apparently, the [[RedsWithRockets Soviet Union]] had a semi-autonomous system set up during the Reagan years called [[http://www.wired.com/politics/security/magazine/17-10/mf_deadhand?currentPage=all# Perimeter]], or [[FanNickname Dead Hand]]. The purpose of this system was so that, in the event of nuclear war, the country's nuclear arsenal could be deployed quasi-automatically in response to a nuclear attack on Soviet soil, regardless of whether or not the Soviet leadership was even still alive - thus allowing the Soviet nuclear arsenal to function as a doomsday device. [[DoctorStrangelove [[Film/DoctorStrangelove Sound familiar?]]
13th Apr '16 2:39:16 PM WillKeaton
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* In MetroidPrimeHunters The Alimbic built the Omega Cannon to stop the monster Gorea, but decided against using it for fear that Gorea would be able to mimic the cannon's power. In the game proper the Omega Cannon is the only thing that can harm the otherwise invincible Gorea.
13th Apr '16 2:32:39 PM WillKeaton
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* One of the songs in ''MegaManZX'' is even called ''Doomsday Device''. It's a pretty awesome track. Have a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UWkxTmGcyw listen]].

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* One of the songs in ''MegaManZX'' is even called ''Doomsday Device''. It's a pretty awesome track. Have a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UWkxTmGcyw listen]].listen.]]
20th Feb '16 5:12:08 PM Eddy1215
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* In the "Turtles in Space" arc of ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'',Professor Honeycutt never intended his teleportation device to be a super-weapon, but ''two'' warring empires saw the potential for it to be one, as they could use it to teleport nuclear bombs into the cores of planets.

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* In the "Turtles in Space" arc of ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'',Professor ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'', Professor Honeycutt never intended his teleportation device to be a super-weapon, but ''two'' warring empires saw the potential for it to be one, as they could use it to teleport nuclear bombs into the cores of planets.
18th Feb '16 7:02:14 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Nimnul from ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' loved to make these, and every time they were powered by something more and more bizarre. His first one was powered by petting kittens.

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* Nimnul from ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' loved to make these, these ("They don't take a MadScientist seriously until he blows up a city or two," he tells his nephew), and every time they were powered by something more and more bizarre. His first one was powered by petting kittens.
18th Feb '16 7:00:42 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Some people are afraid that the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_Hadron_Collider Large Hadron Collider]] or LDH could potentially become one. In [[http://www.cracked.com/article_16583_the-5-scientific-experiments-most-likely-to-end-world.html this article]] that lists five possible doomsday scenarios, it is a key component in three of them. (Of course, since the article was written I 2009, they've done a ''lot'' more research on it.)

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* Some people are afraid that the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_Hadron_Collider Large Hadron Collider]] or LDH could potentially become one. In [[http://www.cracked.com/article_16583_the-5-scientific-experiments-most-likely-to-end-world.html this article]] that lists five possible doomsday scenarios, it is a key component in three of them. (Of course, since the article was written I in 2009, and since then, they've done a ''lot'' more research on it.)
8th Feb '16 4:23:51 PM imadmagician
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* PaperinikNewAdventures presents in Pikappa the Evronian Empire's Planetary Coolflamizer. What it does is pretty simple: in an instant, it drains an entire planet's worth of creatures dry of their emotions, winning the Evronians billions of Obedient SlaveMooks and a [[EmotionEater giant reserve of food]].


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* Ben10Omniverse has the Anihilaarg, a device created by the [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Contemelia]]. It can destroy an entire Universe (containing multiple dimensions and timelines) with [[BigRedButton ridiculous ease]]. [[spoiler: It can also create an entirely new Universe when activated in the middle of nothing.]]
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