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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".
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''.
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