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27th Sep '16 4:01:44 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' centered around Eggman trying to get the Chaos Emeralds to power the Eclipse Cannon, which had world-destroying properties. [[spoiler:Things went FromBadToWorse when it turned out it activated another program that turned the ''entire ARK Space Station'' into a Doomsday Device by initiating a ColonyDrop.]]
* ''{{Singularity}}'' has the E99 Bomb, an explosive device the size of a football that represented {{Stalin}}'s answer to America's military superiority. In an AlternateHistory, Nikita Khruschev deployed it against the US East Coast in a preemptive attack. There was no more East Coast after that.
* 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.]]
* In ''{{Within a Deep Forest}}'', your goal is to stop a bomb designed to freeze the entire world. There is a time machine in the game. [[BadFuture Guess where]] [[SlippySlideyIceWorld it leads]]?
* Played for laughs in the web game ''MastermindWorldConquest''. If you succeed in holding off the unending waves of enemies long enough for your Doomsday Device to succeed, you manage to destroy the world, narrowly getting away in your spacecraft... only to realize that you never thought about [[AndThenWhat what to do next]]. You are then presented with options ranging from flipping off Earth's rubble to giving a BigNo because you forgot to bring Cheesy Snacks.
** Similarly in the game ''EvilGenius'', the player builds his secret HQ and accumulates resources to build any one of a number of Doomsday Devices. The game in won when the player has managed to avoid all the heroes and Secret Agents and actually conquer the world.
* 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.
* In the {{Nasuverse}}, the alchemists of Atlas are said to possess a rather large stockpile of {{doomsday device}}s, built to fight back against whatever they predict will end the world. And, later, against their previous {{doomsday device}}s which are now part of how the [[TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed world will end]].
* ''EVEOnline'' actually has a weapon called the Doomsday Device, used to wipe out fleets of ships. Later it was updated to act as a [[WaveMotionGun Giant Frickin Laser Beam]] to target and destroy large ships such as [[TheBattlestar Capital Ships]] or [[TheMothership Titans]].

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** * ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' centered around Eggman trying to get the Chaos Emeralds to power the Eclipse Cannon, which had world-destroying properties. [[spoiler:Things went FromBadToWorse when it turned out it activated another program that turned the ''entire ARK Space Station'' into a Doomsday Device by initiating a ColonyDrop.]]
* ''{{Singularity}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Singularity}}'' has the E99 Bomb, an explosive device the size of a football that represented {{Stalin}}'s UsefulNotes/'s answer to America's military superiority. In an AlternateHistory, Nikita Khruschev deployed it against the US East Coast in a preemptive attack. There was no more East Coast after that.
* One of the songs in ''MegaManZX'' ''VideoGame/MegaManZX'' is even called ''Doomsday Device''. It's a pretty awesome track. Have a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UWkxTmGcyw listen.]]
* In ''{{Within ''VideoGame/{{Within a Deep Forest}}'', your goal is to stop a bomb designed to freeze the entire world. There is a time machine in the game. [[BadFuture Guess where]] [[SlippySlideyIceWorld it leads]]?
* Played for laughs in the web game ''MastermindWorldConquest''.''VideoGame/MastermindWorldConquest''. If you succeed in holding off the unending waves of enemies long enough for your Doomsday Device to succeed, you manage to destroy the world, narrowly getting away in your spacecraft... only to realize that you never thought about [[AndThenWhat what to do next]]. You are then presented with options ranging from flipping off Earth's rubble to giving a BigNo because you forgot to bring Cheesy Snacks.
** Similarly in the game ''EvilGenius'', ''VideoGame/EvilGenius'', the player builds his secret HQ and accumulates resources to build any one of a number of Doomsday Devices. The game in won when the player has managed to avoid all the heroes and Secret Agents and actually conquer the world.
* In MetroidPrimeHunters ''VideoGame/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.
* In the {{Nasuverse}}, ''VideoGame/{{Nasuverse}}'', the alchemists of Atlas are said to possess a rather large stockpile of {{doomsday device}}s, built to fight back against whatever they predict will end the world. And, later, against their previous {{doomsday device}}s which are now part of how the [[TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed world will end]].
* ''EVEOnline'' ''VideoGame/EVEOnline'' actually has a weapon called the Doomsday Device, used to wipe out fleets of ships. Later it was updated to act as a [[WaveMotionGun Giant Frickin Laser Beam]] to target and destroy large ships such as [[TheBattlestar Capital Ships]] or [[TheMothership Titans]].
22nd Sep '16 3:00:40 PM nombretomado
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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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* Ben10Omniverse ''WesternAnimation/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.]]
9th Aug '16 4:11:19 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in ''TheDementedCartoonMovie'': Evil Blah puts his "weird evil machine thing o' doom" into operation, even though nobody knows what it does.

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* Parodied in ''TheDementedCartoonMovie'': ''WebAnimation/TheDementedCartoonMovie'': Evil Blah puts his "weird evil machine thing o' doom" into operation, even though nobody knows what it does.
9th Aug '16 2:28:23 PM Ripburger
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* In ''{{X-COM}} Interceptor'', you eventually discover that the aliens are building a giant, invincible Doomsday Machine, one shot from which will raze the Earth, killing everything and everyone there. Of course, it's ''invincible'', so you can't directly harm it. The only solution X-Com scientists can come up with is the Nova Bomb, a ''human'' Doomsday Device that instantly causes a star to explode, wiping out everything in the solar system. Of course, [[VideogameCrueltyPotential there's nothing preventing you]] from using it on solar systems that ''aren't'' harboring the alien Doomsday Machine...

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* In ''{{X-COM}} ''[[VideoGame/{{XCOM}} X-COM]] Interceptor'', you eventually discover that the aliens are building a giant, invincible Doomsday Machine, one shot from which will raze the Earth, killing everything and everyone there. Of course, it's ''invincible'', so you can't directly harm it. The only solution X-Com scientists can come up with is the Nova Bomb, a ''human'' Doomsday Device that instantly causes a star to explode, wiping out everything in the solar system. Of course, [[VideogameCrueltyPotential there's nothing preventing you]] from using it on solar systems that ''aren't'' harboring the alien Doomsday Machine...
7th Aug '16 10:57:33 AM nombretomado
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* In TheDCU series called ''L.E.G.I.O.N.'', a horrific conflict is neutralized with the application of a potential destructive device. Anyone gets uppity, the device goes off and everyone suffers. Seemingly...[[spoiler: the device is just a bunch of shiny bits. It does nothing]].

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* In TheDCU Franchise/TheDCU series called ''L.E.G.I.O.N.'', a horrific conflict is neutralized with the application of a potential destructive device. Anyone gets uppity, the device goes off and everyone suffers. Seemingly...[[spoiler: the device is just a bunch of shiny bits. It does nothing]].
4th Aug '16 10:00:25 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* One of the premises of the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' franchise is that all sentient life in the galaxy will end if the titular Halo rings are fired. [[spoiler:As it turns out, there is a reason for this function; it is not a PointlessDoomsdayDevice, but a last-resort tool. One that has been used before]].

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* One of the premises of the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' franchise is that all sentient life in the galaxy will end if the titular Halo rings are fired. [[spoiler:As it turns out, there is a reason for this function; it is not a PointlessDoomsdayDevice, but a last-resort tool. One that has been used before]].before.]]
26th Jul '16 12:50:35 AM PaulA
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** Ditto Creator/JohnBellairs' ''The House With a Clock In Its Walls''.

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** Ditto * The Doomsday Clock in Creator/JohnBellairs' ''The House With a Clock In Its Walls''.''Literature/TheHouseWithAClockInItsWalls''.
21st Jul '16 11:17:06 PM Geoduck
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** Ditto Creator/JohnBellairs' ''The House With a Clock In Its Walls''.
6th Jul '16 8:53:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''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.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'':
** The Succubi harvest worlds by drilling into the core of a planet with the Apocalypse Cores on their [[PlanetSpaceship cosmos crafts]].
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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.
4th Jul '16 7:39:03 PM Discar
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->''Only a few select personality types, outlined in the attached report, have any desire to re-activate the device. Most notable are the D-class sociopaths who show similar amusement when presented with a big red button that says "kill everything."''
-->--'''Wiki/SCPFoundation''', [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-804 SCP-804]]

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->''Only ->''"Only a few select personality types, outlined in the attached report, have any desire to re-activate the device. Most notable are the D-class sociopaths who show similar amusement when presented with a big red button that says "kill 'kill everything."''
-->--'''Wiki/SCPFoundation''',
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-->-- '''Wiki/SCPFoundation''',
[[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-804 SCP-804]]



* The System Killer in ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Given that the playable factions can only scour planets clean of life, it's very much an OutsideContextVillain. Supplementary material states that it was a tool of war by some {{Precursors}} that... "lost its way".

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* The System Killer in ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Given that the playable factions can only scour planets clean of life, it's very much an OutsideContextVillain.OutsideContextProblem. Supplementary material states that it was a tool of war by some {{Precursors}} that... "lost its way".
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