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27th May '16 3:38:41 PM Doug86
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* Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''HumanxCommonwealth'' series features a couple of these, starting with the basic mechanism used for FasterThanLightTravel -- immensely strong artificial gravity fields that can theoretically demolish large chunks of a planetary body if brought too close. Needless to say, doing this is considered a horrific crime, and would almost certainly be suicidal to boot. The novel ''The End of the Matter'' features a search for a LostSuperweapon that creates anticollapsars, or white holes, made out of antimatter. The [[{{Precursors}} long gone race]] that created the weapon did so in order to counter rogue black holes, but also threatened to use it on the planets of their contemporary rivals. (The resulting arms race destroyed both species.)

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* Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''HumanxCommonwealth'' ''Literature/HumanxCommonwealth'' series features a couple of these, starting with the basic mechanism used for FasterThanLightTravel -- immensely strong artificial gravity fields that can theoretically demolish large chunks of a planetary body if brought too close. Needless to say, doing this is considered a horrific crime, and would almost certainly be suicidal to boot. The novel ''The End of the Matter'' features a search for a LostSuperweapon that creates anticollapsars, or white holes, made out of antimatter. The [[{{Precursors}} long gone race]] that created the weapon did so in order to counter rogue black holes, but also threatened to use it on the planets of their contemporary rivals. (The resulting arms race destroyed both species.)
14th May '16 12:34:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Planet Buster missiles in ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' may not actually be powerful enough to destroy Planet, but they can sink ''entire continental masses'' below sea level! Of course, Planet [[GaiasVengeance does not appreciate you doing this.]]

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* The Planet Buster missiles in ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' may not actually be powerful enough to destroy Planet, but they can sink ''entire continental masses'' below sea level! Of course, Planet [[GaiasVengeance does not appreciate you doing this.]]



* The Novalith Cannon from ''SinsOfASolarEmpire'' launches a massive nuclear warhead at an enemy planet that eliminates all life and wipes it clean with radiation if it is not fully upgraded, especially horrifying when you consider that the last thing people see is a blinding flash of light.
* In ''SinsOfASolarEmpire'', siege ships and capital ships are capable of conducting orbital bombardment in order to kick an enemy faction off a planet and repopulate it with your own people. Certain capital ships specialize in bombardment and can do it more quickly than other ships. The TEC's superweapon also fires a nuke of sorts that will deal a lot of damage to an enemy planet. In the standalone expansion ''Rebellion'', one of the Vasari factions has the ability to completely destroy planets.

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* The Novalith Cannon from ''SinsOfASolarEmpire'' ''VideoGame/SinsOfASolarEmpire'' launches a massive nuclear warhead at an enemy planet that eliminates all life and wipes it clean with radiation if it is not fully upgraded, especially horrifying when you consider that the last thing people see is a blinding flash of light.
* In ''SinsOfASolarEmpire'', ''VideoGame/SinsOfASolarEmpire'', siege ships and capital ships are capable of conducting orbital bombardment in order to kick an enemy faction off a planet and repopulate it with your own people. Certain capital ships specialize in bombardment and can do it more quickly than other ships. The TEC's superweapon also fires a nuke of sorts that will deal a lot of damage to an enemy planet. In the standalone expansion ''Rebellion'', one of the Vasari factions has the ability to completely destroy planets.
30th Apr '16 8:32:01 PM lorgskyegon
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* ''Film/{{Soldier}}'' gives us the DX-57 bomb, colloquially known as a "Planet Killer". Looking much like a soccer ball, it's more than enough to destroy the LandfillBeyondTheStars planethe protagonists escape from.
26th Apr '16 1:28:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* Earth is blown up on the very first page of ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'', which then follows battles between various aliens.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': Earth is blown up on the very first page of ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'', page, which then follows battles between various aliens.aliens. Plenty of other planets get blown up throughout the comic as well.
18th Apr '16 11:46:36 AM Berrenta
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* What happens to Equestria and Unicornicopia in ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn''. ItGotBetter.

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* What happens to Equestria and Unicornicopia in ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn''. ItGotBetter.It got better.
18th Apr '16 10:24:23 AM Willbyr
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* Angol Mois from ''KeroroGunsou'' is from a whole tribe of HumanoidAliens with the power to destroy planets.

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* Angol Mois from ''KeroroGunsou'' ''Manga/SgtFrog'' is from a whole tribe of HumanoidAliens with the power to destroy planets.



* The Jabberwock from ''ProjectARMS''. [[spoiler:After it absorbs a nuclear missile]] it is capable of generating ''two fists'' of [[spoiler:antimatter]].

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* The Jabberwock from ''ProjectARMS''.''Manga/ProjectARMS''. [[spoiler:After it absorbs a nuclear missile]] it is capable of generating ''two fists'' of [[spoiler:antimatter]].
10th Apr '16 5:21:36 PM Wuz
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* [[http://qntm.org/?geocide This website]] has instructions on how to achieve such a result.

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* [[http://qntm.org/?geocide This This]] [[Website/ThingsOfInterest website]] has instructions on how to achieve such a result.
30th Mar '16 3:48:48 AM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/GuiltySparks'', Zek almost quotes the trope namer when [[ExactTimeToFailure the countown to The Pillar Of Autumn's reactor meltdown]] hits zero. He's interrupted mid-sentence when his escape ship is rocked and lit up by the resultant explosion, which does, in fact, destroy Halo.



* In ''Fanfic/GuiltySparks'', Zek almost quotes the trope namer when [[ExactTimeToFailure the countown to The Pillar Of Autumn's reactor meltdown]] hits zero. He's interrupted mid-sentence when his escape ship is rocked and lit up by the resultant explosion, which does, in fact, destroy Halo.

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* In ''Fanfic/GuiltySparks'', Zek almost quotes the trope namer when [[ExactTimeToFailure backstory of ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'', [[spoiler:[[TheDragon Abbadon]]]] finally gave up on trying to seize [[spoiler:Cadia]] and blew the countown to The Pillar Of Autumn's reactor meltdown]] hits zero. He's interrupted mid-sentence when his escape ship is rocked and lit up by the resultant explosion, which does, in fact, destroy Halo.planet up.



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* ''[[WebVideo/PoniesTheAnthology Ponies The Anthology III]]'' references the [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] in one of its shorts.
* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'':
** Parodied in ''Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged [[TheMovie Movie]]'': when Anubis announced his intention to destroy the world, Yami asks him what he could possibly gain from that. As revealed on his [=LiveJournal=], the creator included this because he considered Anubis to be a terrible movie villain with, in his own words, '[[CardCarryingVillain generic motives]]'.
** A running series called "Zorc and Pals" features BigBad Zorc Necrophades and Yami Bakura discussing Zorc's plans to destroy the world. The clip from "Zorc and Pals: The Movie" in the Abridged Movie details what Zorc is going to do after he destroys the world... [[ImGoingToDisneyWorld He's going to Disney World.]] And then he's going to destroy it. However, he found it much too fun, so he destroyed Euro Disney instead.
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* ''[[WebVideo/PoniesTheAnthology Ponies The Anthology III]]'' references the [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] in one of its shorts.
* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'':
** Parodied in ''Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged [[TheMovie Movie]]'': when Anubis announced his intention to destroy the world, Yami asks him what he could possibly gain from that. As revealed on his [=LiveJournal=], the creator included this because he considered Anubis to be a terrible movie villain with, in his own words, '[[CardCarryingVillain generic motives]]'.
** A running series called "Zorc and Pals" features BigBad Zorc Necrophades and Yami Bakura discussing Zorc's plans to destroy the world. The clip from "Zorc and Pals: The Movie" in the Abridged Movie details what Zorc is going to do after he destroys the world... [[ImGoingToDisneyWorld He's going to Disney World.]] And then he's going to destroy it. However, he found it much too fun, so he destroyed Euro Disney instead.
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27th Mar '16 5:07:23 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''Anime/GurrenLagann'' has [[spoiler:planets being ''thrown'' at the Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann.]] And that's ''nothing'' compared to the FinalBattle: [[spoiler: '''GALAXIES THEMSELVES BECOME WEAPONS!''']]

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* ''Anime/GurrenLagann'' ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has [[spoiler:planets being ''thrown'' at the Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann.]] And that's ''nothing'' compared to the FinalBattle: [[spoiler: '''GALAXIES THEMSELVES BECOME WEAPONS!''']]
8th Mar '16 9:07:24 PM CerotechOmega
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** In ''Legacy of the Void'', Vorazun and Artanis take it even further and [[spoiler:lure over a billion zerg to Shakuras before they]] hit the [[spoiler:Xel'naga Temple's]] Exterminatus button, completely shattering [[spoiler:Shakuras]].
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