History Main / EarthquakeMachine

18th Jul '16 1:49:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* This causes the Undertaking in ''Series/{{Arrow}}''. Specifically, the first season's bad guy uses one [[spoiler:[[DangerouslyGenreSavvy or two, actually]] to destroy a particularly crime-ridden section of the city.]]

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* This causes the Undertaking in ''Series/{{Arrow}}''. Specifically, the first season's bad guy uses one [[spoiler:[[DangerouslyGenreSavvy or [[spoiler:or two, actually]] actually to destroy a particularly crime-ridden section of the city.]]
5th Jul '16 4:24:15 PM Saber15
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* In ''Videogame/BattleZone1998'', the NSDF Grizzly HoverTank and its CCA counterpart carry the 'Thumper', a special weapon that channels biometal ammo directly into the ground to create a massive earthquake wave that will send enemies flying helplessly into the air.
23rd Apr '16 6:19:21 AM StFan
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* Was one in ''Manga/KamikazeKaitouJeanne''

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* The absolute first appearance of ComicBook/LexLuthor (Then only known as Luthor) in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comics involved Luthor stealing one of these.

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "The Enemy of the World" the eponymous dictator Salamander's evil scheme involves causing earthquakes in territories that oppose him.

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "The Enemy of the World" World", the eponymous dictator Salamander's evil scheme involves causing earthquakes in territories that oppose him.




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* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP]]-[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-219 219]]. Actually can shake anything, not just earth.

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* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP]]-[[http://www.''Wiki/SCPFoundation'': [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-219 219]]. SCP-219]]. Actually can shake anything, not just earth.

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* The ''{{Franchise/Superman}}'' cartoon ''Electric Earthquake'' has one-- created by a Native American MadScientist who wants to reclaim Manhattan for his people, believing it was taken by fraud.
* [[DishingOutDirt Armodrillo]] from ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' can use his drill arms to create small earthquakes or quickly create tunnels wich can also generate vibrations.

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* UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla claimed to have built one, but when it was tested on ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' it failed to create an earthquake, although it was able to sustain some significant vibrations.
* Hydrogen Bombs do this, particularly when someone buries them. Though one air detonated bomb, the Tsar Bomba, explosion was so big that it could be FELT anywhere and everywhere. Strangely though despite the wide swath of earth that is shook by an underground blast, there is little damage that is earthquake related.

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* The ''{{Franchise/Superman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' cartoon ''Electric Earthquake'' has one-- one -- created by a Native American Native-American MadScientist who wants to reclaim Manhattan for his people, believing it was taken by fraud.
* [[DishingOutDirt Armodrillo]] from ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' can use his drill arms to create small earthquakes or quickly create tunnels wich which can also generate vibrations.

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* UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla claimed to have built one, but when it was tested on ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' ''Series/MythBusters'' it failed to create an earthquake, although it was able to sustain some significant vibrations.
* Hydrogen Bombs do this, particularly when someone buries them. Though one air detonated air-detonated bomb, the Tsar Bomba, explosion was so big that it could be FELT anywhere and everywhere. Strangely though despite the wide swath of earth that is shook by an underground blast, there is little damage that is earthquake related.
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13th Apr '16 2:05:19 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* The DESTINY superweapon from ''Film/TheCore''.

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* The DESTINY Deep Earth Seismic Trigger Initiative, or [[FunWithAcronyms DESTINI]], superweapon from ''Film/TheCore''.
14th Feb '16 5:38:11 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'': Experiment #513 (Named Richter) is a living example. He is designed to create earthquakes by slamming his tail at the ground.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'': Experiment #513 (Named 513 (named Richter) is a living example. He is designed to create earthquakes by slamming his tail at the ground.
30th Dec '15 1:38:41 PM Anddrix
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* The absolute first appearance of SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor (Then only known as Luthor) in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comics involved Luthor stealing one of these.

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* The absolute first appearance of SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor (Then only known as Luthor) in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comics involved Luthor stealing one of these.
2nd Nov '15 1:20:12 PM StFan
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* The absolute first appearance of SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor (Then only known as Luthor) in the [[TheGoldenAge Golden Age of Comic Books]] ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comics involved Luthor stealing one of these.

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* The absolute first appearance of SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor (Then only known as Luthor) in the [[TheGoldenAge Golden Age of Comic Books]] UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comics involved Luthor stealing one of these.
1st Nov '15 7:00:57 PM DeisTheAlcano
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* Was one in Manga/KamikazeKaitouJeanne

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* Was one in Manga/KamikazeKaitouJeanne''Manga/KamikazeKaitouJeanne''



* This causes the Undertaking in ''Series/{{Arrow}}. Specifically, the first season's bad guy uses one [[spoiler:[[DangerouslyGenreSavvy or two, actually]] to destroy a particularly crime-ridden section of the city.]]

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* This causes the Undertaking in ''Series/{{Arrow}}.''Series/{{Arrow}}''. Specifically, the first season's bad guy uses one [[spoiler:[[DangerouslyGenreSavvy or two, actually]] to destroy a particularly crime-ridden section of the city.]]



* [[DishingOutDirt Armodrillo]] from ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' can uses his drill arms to create small earthquakes or quickly create tunnels wich can also generate vibrations.

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* [[DishingOutDirt Armodrillo]] from ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' can uses use his drill arms to create small earthquakes or quickly create tunnels wich can also generate vibrations.
4th Jul '15 7:43:45 AM DeisTheAlcano
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* [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes Letz Shake's]] weapon of choice.
* PC mecha-sim game {{VideoGame/Starsiege}} had these in one mission on Mars. Known as 'Hammertanks' or 'Thumpers,' these were modified drilling platforms designed to shake [[HumongousMecha [=HERCs=]]] right off their feet. Seeing as how [=HERCs=] are apparently destroyed the moment they fall over, these tanks were extremely useful in their single appearance.

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* [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes In ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'', this is Letz Shake's]] Shake's weapon of choice.
* PC mecha-sim game {{VideoGame/Starsiege}} ''VideoGame/{{Starsiege}}'' had these in one mission on Mars. Known as 'Hammertanks' or 'Thumpers,' these were modified drilling platforms designed to shake [[HumongousMecha [=HERCs=]]] right off their feet. Seeing as how [=HERCs=] are apparently destroyed the moment they fall over, these tanks were extremely useful in their single appearance.
* In ''Videogame/AssassinsCreedRogue'', one appears in the form of [[spoiler:a piece of Eden wich causes the Lisbon earthquake of 1755]].



* Does [[Franchise/TransformersGenerationOne G1 Rumble]] count?
* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'': Experiment #513 (named Richter)]] is a living example. He is designed to create earthquakes by slamming his tail at the ground.

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* Does [[Franchise/TransformersGenerationOne G1 Rumble]] count?
Rumble in ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1'' is able to use his fist as piledrivers and create small earthquakes with them.
* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'': Experiment #513 (named Richter)]] (Named Richter) is a living example. He is designed to create earthquakes by slamming his tail at the ground.




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* [[DishingOutDirt Armodrillo]] from ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' can uses his drill arms to create small earthquakes or quickly create tunnels wich can also generate vibrations.
18th May '15 11:04:29 PM Anicomicgeek
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* ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis: Tokyo 2040'' [[spoiler: has one emplyoed in its backstory as GENOM tried to keep runaway boomer technology are getting loose, deciding to employ the device to bury the lab, and causing the city to be rebuilt. However, this didn't destroy the technology as it later got loose.]]
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