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19th Mar '17 7:21:01 PM AthenaBlue
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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver "Nightmare in Silver"]]: The soldiers stationed on [[AbandonedAmusementPark Hedgewick's World]] have a planet-buster bomb, which the orders are to use in case of Cybermen. Clara confiscates the detonator for the bomb, [[spoiler:and then, after the Cyber-army has turned up, the Cyber-Planner calling itself "Mr. Clever" destroys the detonator. Also, Captain Ferrin, who could voice-activate the bomb, was killed by a Cyberman earlier. Fortunately, there's still a way for the bomb to be activated -- dwarf Porridge is [[KingIncognito actually the Emperor]], and he can activate the bomb. Everyone still alive on the planet is transmatted to the Emperor's ship before the planet blows, which it does spectacularly.]]

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver "Nightmare in Silver"]]: The soldiers stationed on [[AbandonedAmusementPark [[AmusementParkOfDoom Hedgewick's World]] have a planet-buster bomb, which the orders are to use in case of Cybermen. Clara confiscates the detonator for the bomb, [[spoiler:and then, after the Cyber-army has turned up, the Cyber-Planner calling itself "Mr. Clever" destroys the detonator. Also, Captain Ferrin, who could voice-activate the bomb, was killed by a Cyberman earlier. Fortunately, there's still a way for the bomb to be activated -- dwarf Porridge is [[KingIncognito actually the Emperor]], and he can activate the bomb. Everyone still alive on the planet is transmatted to the Emperor's ship before the planet blows, which it does spectacularly.]]
19th Mar '17 7:20:01 PM AthenaBlue
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** It's the plan in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E1TheDominators "The Dominators"]].
** This is played straight in ''Doctor Who'' too many times to count. Not always with ''Earth,'' but with ''a'' planet inhabited by humanoids. Gallifrey, for instance, goes boom in the new series, and in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E6TheInvasionOfTime "The Invasion of Time"]], the [[spoiler:Sontarans threaten to blow it up.]]
** And in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E2ThePiratePlanet "The Pirate Planet"]], the eponymous planet destroys other worlds by materialising around them, stripping them of their resources and shrinking them down to the size of a basketball, after which they are displayed in the captain's trophy room.



** This is played straight in ''Doctor Who'' too many times to count. Not always with ''Earth,'' but with ''a'' planet inhabited by humanoids. Gallifrey, for instance, goes boom in the new series, and in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E6TheInvasionOfTime "The Invasion of Time"]], the [[spoiler:Sontarans threaten to blow it up.]]
** And in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E2ThePiratePlanet "The Pirate Planet"]], the eponymous planet destroys other worlds by materialising around them, stripping them of their resources and shrinking them down to the size of a basketball, after which they are displayed in the captain's trophy room.
** It's the plan in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E1TheDominators "The Dominators"]].

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** This is played straight in ''Doctor Who'' too many times to count. Not always with ''Earth,'' but with ''a'' [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks "Asylum of the Daleks"]]: [[spoiler:The titular planet inhabited is blown up by humanoids. Gallifrey, for instance, goes boom in the new series, and in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E6TheInvasionOfTime "The Invasion of Time"]], Daleks at the [[spoiler:Sontarans threaten to blow it up.end of the episode.]]
** And [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver "Nightmare in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E2ThePiratePlanet "The Pirate Planet"]], Silver"]]: The soldiers stationed on [[AbandonedAmusementPark Hedgewick's World]] have a planet-buster bomb, which the eponymous planet orders are to use in case of Cybermen. Clara confiscates the detonator for the bomb, [[spoiler:and then, after the Cyber-army has turned up, the Cyber-Planner calling itself "Mr. Clever" destroys other worlds the detonator. Also, Captain Ferrin, who could voice-activate the bomb, was killed by materialising around them, stripping them of their resources a Cyberman earlier. Fortunately, there's still a way for the bomb to be activated -- dwarf Porridge is [[KingIncognito actually the Emperor]], and shrinking them down he can activate the bomb. Everyone still alive on the planet is transmatted to the size of a basketball, after Emperor's ship before the planet blows, which they are displayed in the captain's trophy room.
** It's the plan in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E1TheDominators "The Dominators"]].
it does spectacularly.]]
18th Mar '17 9:50:22 PM RandomnessUnlimited
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* In Episode 72 of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', [[TheDitz Stumpy]] is [[SuddenIntelligence granted intelligence]] by a spirit. [[FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome He then decides to build a bomb]] and TakeOverTheWorld with the threat of blowing up the planet if anyone tries to rebel.
18th Mar '17 11:43:54 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* In the first ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2002 Ratchet & Clank]]'' game, the villainous Drek needs to remove a planet in order to give his man-made world the perfect orbit. Drek's tool for achieving this goal is the appropriately named Planet Buster. The weapon does produce an Earth Shattering Kaboom, but not on the planet you'd expect.

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* In the first ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2002 Ratchet & Clank]]'' game, the villainous Drek needs to remove a planet in order to give his man-made world the perfect orbit. Drek's tool for achieving this goal is the appropriately named Planet Buster. However, Ratchet steps in and foils this plot before it can be launched, and so Drek attempts the same scheme ''again'' with an orbital laser called the Deplanetizer, with Ratchet's homeworld in its crosshairs. The weapon does produce an Earth Shattering Kaboom, but not on the planet you'd expect.
9th Mar '17 5:53:17 PM SamTheAwesome
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* Scientists have calculated that the minimum amount of force necessary to completely blow up a planet with the mass and size of Earth would be 60 quadrillion megatons[[note]]To give another scale, this is the total energy emitted by the Sun in approximately one week[[/note]]. In comparison, the largest bomb ever tested by mankind was the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsar_Bomba Tsar nuclear bomb]] of ''50'' megatons. Thus, in terms of blowing up the planet itself, it's safe to assume that it's a feat still very much impossible by modern standards.

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* Scientists have calculated that the minimum amount of force necessary to completely blow up a planet with the mass and size of Earth would be nearly 60 quadrillion megatons[[note]]To give another scale, this is the total energy emitted by the Sun in approximately one week[[/note]]. In comparison, the largest bomb ever tested by mankind was the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsar_Bomba Tsar nuclear bomb]] of ''50'' megatons. Thus, in terms of blowing up the planet itself, it's safe to assume that it's a feat still very much impossible by modern standards.
** Even then, [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale the explosion would look painfully slow by sic-fi
standards.]][[note]]The speed of the explosion would be about 25,000 miles per hour, while the diameter of the Earth is about 8,000 miles[[/note]] To achieve an explosion as fast as that of Alderaan, it would take a far more ludicrous amount of energy.
8th Mar '17 12:02:13 PM nombretomado
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* Planet FM in ''MegaManStarForce'' killed Planet AM using Andromeda. Two items are required to wake it up for its malicious deed; the controller, [[spoiler:held by king Cepheus,]] and the key, which Omega-Xis stole before bailing to Earth.

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* Planet FM in ''MegaManStarForce'' ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'' killed Planet AM using Andromeda. Two items are required to wake it up for its malicious deed; the controller, [[spoiler:held by king Cepheus,]] and the key, which Omega-Xis stole before bailing to Earth.
28th Feb '17 12:08:37 PM AthenaBlue
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* Quite a few examples from the ''Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse'':
** Thallon in ''Literature/StarTrekNewFrontier'', by virtue of the Great Bird of the Galaxy, which has been gestating inside its core for millennia. Now ready to "hatch", it destroys the planet from within.
** Several planets in the Taurus Reach during the 2260s, due to the use of Shedai technology by Federation and Klingon researchers. Some planets were destroyed accidentally as a result of inept use of [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Shedai]] artifacts, others were [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill destroyed deliberately by the Shedai Wanderer]] in her attempts to prevent her people's technology coming into the hands of other, younger races. Palgrenax was one such planet. See: ''Literature/StarTrekVanguard''.
** In ''Literature/StarTrekTitan'', the Shalra homeworld was destroyed by a space-going creature, which fed on the remains. Also, Oghen - and possibly other worlds in the Neyel Hegemony - were destroyed by the effects of the Red King protouniverse.
** Erigol in ''Literature/StarTrekDestiny'', deliberately destroyed in order to maintain a stable time loop.
** Dokaal in ''Literature/StarTrekATimeTo'', in a natural disaster.



* Quite a few examples from the ''Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse'':
** Thallon in ''Literature/StarTrekNewFrontier'', by virtue of the Great Bird of the Galaxy, which has been gestating inside its core for millennia. Now ready to "hatch", it destroys the planet from within.
** Several planets in the Taurus Reach during the 2260s, due to the use of Shedai technology by Federation and Klingon researchers. Some planets were destroyed accidentally as a result of inept use of [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Shedai]] artifacts, others were [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill destroyed deliberately by the Shedai Wanderer]] in her attempts to prevent her people's technology coming into the hands of other, younger races. Palgrenax was one such planet. See: ''Literature/StarTrekVanguard''.
** In ''Literature/StarTrekTitan'', the Shalra homeworld was destroyed by a space-going creature, which fed on the remains. Also, Oghen - and possibly other worlds in the Neyel Hegemony - were destroyed by the effects of the Red King protouniverse.
** Erigol in ''Literature/StarTrekDestiny'', deliberately destroyed in order to maintain a stable time loop.
** Dokaal in ''Literature/StarTrekATimeTo'', in a natural disaster.
28th Feb '17 12:07:42 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'':
** In ''[[Literature/AftermathEmpiresEnd Empire's End]]'', [[spoiler:Gallius Rax attempts to destroy Jakku with a bomb, thereby destroying most of the New Republic and Imperial forces as well, but is stopped by [[EnemyMine Norra Wexley and Rae Sloane]].]]
28th Feb '17 12:05:00 PM AthenaBlue
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* The TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} fan film ''Film/{{Damnatus}}'' [[spoiler:ends with Inquisitor Lessus ordering an Exterminatus on the planet of Sancta Heroica in a DownerEnding after the heroes [[NiceJobBreakingItHero fuck up their mission]] and [[KillEmAll die trying to escape]]. Given this is the [[CrapsackWorld Crapsack Verse]] of 40K, this is par for the course]].



* In Creator/ArthurCClarke's ''Film/TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact'' (both film and book) the SufficientlyAdvancedAliens who made TheMonolith invoke its abilities to cause Jupiter to collapse and ignite as a star. It's notable that this is ''not'' for nefarious purposes; instead they want to provide an energy source to the evolving life forms on Europa, who would otherwise have died out as the geothermal vents keeping them warm went cold.



* The TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} fan film ''Film/{{Damnatus}}'' [[spoiler:ends with Inquisitor Lessus ordering an Exterminatus on the planet of Sancta Heroica in a DownerEnding after the heroes [[NiceJobBreakingItHero fuck up their mission]] and [[KillEmAll die trying to escape]]. Given this is the [[CrapsackWorld Crapsack Verse]] of 40K, this is par for the course]].



* One of the most famous Planet Killers is the Death Star from ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ANewHope'', and poor planet Alderaan to supply the Kaboom. Later on in the movie, the Death Star gets its ''own'' EarthShatteringKaboom (okay, space station the size of a small moon, close enough).

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
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One of the most famous Planet Killers is the Death Star from ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ANewHope'', ''Film/ANewHope'', and poor planet Alderaan to supply the Kaboom. Later on in the movie, the Death Star gets its ''own'' EarthShatteringKaboom (okay, space station the size of a small moon, close enough).



** In the ExpandedUniverse, further planet-killers are encountered there, some built by Imperial forces, others not. These include the Darksaber (the Death Star's laser, rebuilt without an actual Death Star. And it doesn't work), the skeletal prototype Death Star, the Eye of Palpatine, Centerpoint Station, and the Sun Crusher (which is even ''worse'' than the Death Star; it's a ''tiny'' indestructible ship that, if you replace "crush" with "supernova", [[StarKilling does what it sounds like]]).
** The "planet killer arms race" featured in the Franchise/StarWars EU, in which every planet-killer has to be somehow bigger and badder than the last, is one of the most-cited reasons why some fans consider several fair-sized chunks of the EU [[FanonDiscontinuity non-canonical and ridiculous]]. This was only really happening in the nineties, when Bantam had the license. Nearly all of the Bantam superweapons were [[JediAcademyTrilogy Kevin J. Anderson's]] doing. He put at least one in each novel except in the Literature/YoungJediKnights series. Del Ray, for all their perceived faults, mostly uses this gimmick with the [[Literature/NewJediOrder Vong]], who possessed and often were Planet Killers themselves.
** And then there were the [[ComicBook/DarkEmpire World Devastators]]. They were [[Videogame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Star Forges]] in miniature, except taking materials from planets instead of stars and having to chew said planets up to get them. These "merely" rendered the planet an uninhabitable ball of rock significantly smaller than it used to be, rather than an actual kaboom. Notably, in the first ''Videogame/RogueSquadron'' game players could fly against the World Devastators as Wedge Antilles.
** The ''Eclipse''-class Super Star Destroyer had a superlaser that extended the length of the battleship. It had only 1/3 the power of the Death Stars' superlasers, but it was still powerful enough to rip a gap in the crust of a planet. It wasn't nicknamed the "Continent Cracker" for nothing.
** Then there's the Galaxy Gun. Its distinguishing trait was that it could stay in orbit of the Emperor's new throne world (protected by a fleet), and simply fire a missile into hyperspace. The missile would then exit hyperspace at its target and destroy it, while the gun was never in any danger.
** In one battle during the Clone Wars in the EU, in which the Republic was laying siege to the Separatist shipyard-world of Pammant, a Republic battlecruiser suffered a hyperdrive malfunction and collided with Pammant at hundreds, maybe thousands of times the speed of light. Pammant was reduced to some radioactive chunks.



* In Creator/ArthurCClarke's ''Film/TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact'' (both film and book) the SufficientlyAdvancedAliens who made TheMonolith invoke its abilities to cause Jupiter to collapse and ignite as a star. It's notable that this is ''not'' for nefarious purposes; instead they want to provide an energy source to the evolving life forms on Europa, who would otherwise have died out as the geothermal vents keeping them warm went cold.



* Vernor Vinge's ''Literature/AFireUponTheDeep'', set in the part of his Literature/ZonesOfThought verse that allows FTL and other ubertech, contains at least two types of planetcracker weapons: antimatter warheads (with sufficient yield to, at the very least, sterilize a planet's surface) and kinetic missiles accelerated to relativistic speeds. As typical warships carry thousands of the former as their standard armament, space conflicts can (and do) become fast and bloody...
* In SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/ALordFromPlanetEarth'' trilogy, quark bombs are relatively small spheres. One is fully capable of starting a process of total subatomic fission that is impossible to stop and consumes a planet in a matter of minutes. Even small chunks of the planet can re-start the process on another world if they happen to make it that far. Luckily, the bomb has to be delivered by ship, as teleportation renders it inert. After only two uses, it was banned by the entire galaxy. The only safe way to dispose of the bomb is to take it to a very remote area of space and blow it up.

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* Vernor Vinge's ''Literature/AFireUponTheDeep'', set ''Literature/{{Aeon 14}}: Destiny Lost'': The government of Bollam's World has been using a multi-Jupiter-mass gas giant as a helium-3 factory, using ArtificialGravity to keep it from collapsing into a brown dwarf. When these generators are destroyed by a rival government in an attempt to destroy the protagonists' colony ship ''Intrepid'', the gas giant is converted to a gigantic thermonuclear bomb. That's not the crazy part. The crazy part of his Literature/ZonesOfThought verse is that allows FTL and other ubertech, contains at least two types of planetcracker weapons: antimatter warheads (with sufficient yield to, at the very least, sterilize a planet's surface) and kinetic missiles accelerated to relativistic speeds. As typical warships carry thousands upper layers suddenly exploding all at once acts kind of like a multi-stage nuclear device in its own right, [[UpToEleven compressing the former as their standard armament, space conflicts can (and do) become fast and bloody...
* In SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/ALordFromPlanetEarth'' trilogy, quark bombs are relatively small spheres. One is fully capable of starting a process of total subatomic fission that is impossible to stop and consumes a planet in a matter of minutes. Even small chunks of
lower layers beyond the planet can re-start the process on another world if they happen density limit to make it that far. Luckily, the bomb has to be delivered by ship, as teleportation renders it inert. After only two uses, it was banned create a black hole]]. As for ''Intrepid'', they're thrown clear by the entire galaxy. The only safe way to dispose of the bomb is to take it to a very remote area of space shockwave and blow it up.survive because of some AppliedPhlebotinum.



* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Literature/BloodAngels'' stories, the planet Orilan is Exterminatus'd to sterilize it of corruptive daemonic taint. [[spoiler: Shenlong]] follows when the Blood Angels find its people fallen too far from the God-Emperor's light.
** And in the Literature/CiaphasCain novel ''Caves of Ice'', a bomb that was placed in a mine that was flooded with millions of gallons of highly volatile promethium resulted in a gigaton range explosion that obliterated a mountain range and caused a shockwave that could be felt from ''orbit''. Despite that, they're still not certain whether or not the explosion destroyed the Necron tomb hidden below the mine.



* Creator/JackMcDevitt's ''Deepsix'' (part of his ''Literature/PriscillaHutchins'' series) is about a last-minute xeno-archeological expedition to a doomed planet that is about to be hit by a large rogue moon. The team only has three weeks before the planet-shattering kaboom, so it's important that nothing go wrong. Of course....



* In SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/ALordFromPlanetEarth'' trilogy, quark bombs are relatively small spheres. One is fully capable of starting a process of total subatomic fission that is impossible to stop and consumes a planet in a matter of minutes. Even small chunks of the planet can re-start the process on another world if they happen to make it that far. Luckily, the bomb has to be delivered by ship, as teleportation renders it inert. After only two uses, it was banned by the entire galaxy. The only safe way to dispose of the bomb is to take it to a very remote area of space and blow it up.



* Creator/JackMcDevitt's ''Deepsix'' (part of his ''Literature/PriscillaHutchins'' series) is about a last-minute xeno-archeological expedition to a doomed planet that is about to be hit by a large rogue moon. The team only has three weeks before the planet-shattering kaboom, so it's important that nothing go wrong. Of course....



* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'':
** In the old ExpandedUniverse, further planet-killers seemed a dime a dozen, some built by Imperial forces, others not. These include the Darksaber (the Death Star's laser, rebuilt without an actual Death Star. And it doesn't work), the skeletal prototype Death Star, the Eye of Palpatine, Centerpoint Station, and the Sun Crusher (which is even ''worse'' than the Death Star; it's a ''tiny'' indestructible ship that, if you replace "crush" with "supernova", [[StarKilling does what it sounds like]]).
** The "planet killer arms race" featured in the Franchise/StarWars EU, in which every planet-killer has to be somehow bigger and badder than the last, is one of the most-cited reasons why some fans consider several fair-sized chunks of the EU [[FanonDiscontinuity non-canonical and ridiculous]]. This was only really happening in the nineties, when Bantam had the license. Nearly all of the Bantam superweapons were [[JediAcademyTrilogy Kevin J. Anderson's]] doing. He put at least one in each novel except in the Literature/YoungJediKnights series. Del Ray, for all their perceived faults, mostly uses this gimmick with the [[Literature/NewJediOrder Vong]], who possessed and often were Planet Killers themselves.
** And then there were the [[ComicBook/DarkEmpire World Devastators]]. They were [[Videogame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Star Forges]] in miniature, except taking materials from planets instead of stars and having to chew said planets up to get them. These "merely" rendered the planet an uninhabitable ball of rock significantly smaller than it used to be, rather than an actual kaboom. Notably, in the first ''Videogame/RogueSquadron'' game players could fly against the World Devastators as Wedge Antilles.
** The ''Eclipse''-class Super Star Destroyer had a superlaser that extended the length of the battleship. It had only 1/3 the power of the Death Stars' superlasers, but it was still powerful enough to rip a gap in the crust of a planet. It wasn't nicknamed the "Continent Cracker" for nothing.
** Then there's the Galaxy Gun. Its distinguishing trait was that it could stay in orbit of the Emperor's new throne world (protected by a fleet), and simply fire a missile into hyperspace. The missile would then exit hyperspace at its target and destroy it, while the gun was never in any danger.
** In one battle during the Clone Wars, in which the Republic was laying siege to the Separatist shipyard-world of Pammant, a Republic battlecruiser suffered a hyperdrive malfunction and collided with Pammant at hundreds, maybe thousands of times the speed of light. Pammant was reduced to some radioactive chunks.



* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Literature/BloodAngels'' stories, the planet Orilan is Exterminatus'd to sterilize it of corruptive daemonic taint. [[spoiler: Shenlong]] follows when the Blood Angels find its people fallen too far from the God-Emperor's light.
** And in the Literature/CiaphasCain novel ''Caves of Ice'', a bomb that was placed in a mine that was flooded with millions of gallons of highly volatile promethium resulted in a gigaton range explosion that obliterated a mountain range and caused a shockwave that could be felt from ''orbit''. Despite that, they're still not certain whether or not the explosion destroyed the Necron tomb hidden below the mine.



* ''Literature/{{Aeon 14}}: Destiny Lost'': The government of Bollam's World has been using a multi-Jupiter-mass gas giant as a helium-3 factory, using ArtificialGravity to keep it from collapsing into a brown dwarf. When these generators are destroyed by a rival government in an attempt to destroy the protagonists' colony ship ''Intrepid'', the gas giant is converted to a gigantic thermonuclear bomb. That's not the crazy part. The crazy part is that the upper layers suddenly exploding all at once acts kind of like a multi-stage nuclear device in its own right, [[UpToEleven compressing the lower layers beyond the density limit to create a black hole]]. As for ''Intrepid'', they're thrown clear by the shockwave and survive because of some AppliedPhlebotinum.

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* ''Literature/{{Aeon 14}}: Destiny Lost'': The government of Bollam's World has been using a multi-Jupiter-mass gas giant as a helium-3 factory, using ArtificialGravity to keep it from collapsing into a brown dwarf. When these generators are destroyed by a rival government Vernor Vinge's ''Literature/AFireUponTheDeep'', set in an attempt to destroy the protagonists' colony ship ''Intrepid'', the gas giant is converted to a gigantic thermonuclear bomb. That's not the crazy part. The crazy part is of his Literature/ZonesOfThought verse that allows FTL and other ubertech, contains at least two types of planetcracker weapons: antimatter warheads (with sufficient yield to, at the upper layers suddenly exploding all at once acts kind very least, sterilize a planet's surface) and kinetic missiles accelerated to relativistic speeds. As typical warships carry thousands of like a multi-stage nuclear device in its own right, [[UpToEleven compressing the lower layers beyond the density limit to create a black hole]]. As for ''Intrepid'', they're thrown clear by the shockwave former as their standard armament, space conflicts can (and do) become fast and survive because of some AppliedPhlebotinum.bloody...



** Subversion: Earth is destroyed on-screen in the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E2TheEndOfTheWorld "The End of the World"]], but [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet nobody in that era makes a big deal out of it]]... because it's five billion years from now, Earth's destruction was long overdue anyway, and humanity has abandoned it long before.
** In the season finale episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd "Journey's End"]] [[spoiler:the Daleks]] prevent [[spoiler:Martha Jones]] from using [[spoiler:the Osterhagen Key doomsday device]]. Just as well.

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** Subversion: Earth is destroyed on-screen in the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E2TheEndOfTheWorld "The End of the World"]], but [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet nobody in that era makes a big deal out of it]]... because it's five billion years from now, Earth's destruction was long overdue anyway, and humanity has abandoned it long before.
** In the season finale episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd "Journey's End"]] [[spoiler:the Daleks]] prevent [[spoiler:Martha Jones]] from using [[spoiler:the Osterhagen Key doomsday device]]. Just as well.



* WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse had this be the intended end result of Homeworld's Cluster experiment, which is a bunch of Gem shards forcefully fused together and incubated within the planet that will create a thing so large that, when it manifests its HardLight form, it'd shatter the entire planet.

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* WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': In the "Bad Batch" story reel, the Separatists tried to destroy the planet Anaxes with a bomb. They were stopped, but [[spoiler: in the first season of ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels Rebels]]'', about fifteen years later InUniverse, the ''Ghost'' crew visits the shattered remains of the planet (in [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E05OutOfDarkness "Out of Darkness"]] and [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E07GatheringForces "Gathering Forces"]]). The [[AllThereInTheManual Databank]] says it was the result of a "cataclysmic event", but you wonder . . .]]
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''
had this be the intended end result of Homeworld's Cluster experiment, which is a bunch of Gem shards forcefully fused together and incubated within the planet that will create a thing so large that, when it manifests its HardLight form, it'd shatter the entire planet.
16th Feb '17 7:01:27 PM BattleMaster
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** On a smaller scale than that, there was the Late Heavy Bombardment - few hundred kilometer wide objects pummeling the Earth and Moon for a few hundred million years. This likely served as a preemptive RocksFallEverybodyDies. And somewhat smaller still, the dinosaurs had to deal with a certain asteroid impact ...

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** On a smaller scale than that, there was the Late Heavy Bombardment - few hundred kilometer wide objects pummeling the Earth and Moon for a few hundred million years. This likely served as a preemptive RocksFallEverybodyDies.RocksFallEverybodyDies as it occurred either before life arose on Earth or shortly thereafter. If the latter was true, everything living on the surface of the ocean and land would have been wiped out, with the only surviving single-celled organisms found around deep sea thermal vents. And somewhat smaller still, the dinosaurs had to deal with a certain asteroid impact ...
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