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22nd Jun '16 6:20:34 AM gewunomox
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* Occurs in the end of "Third Stone From The Sun" by The JimiHendrix Experience.

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* Occurs in the end of "Third Stone From The Sun" by The JimiHendrix Music/JimiHendrix Experience.



* On the cover of the album ''Fragile'' by {{Yes}}.

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* On the cover of the album ''Fragile'' by {{Yes}}.Music/{{Yes}}.
16th Jun '16 9:39:23 AM Pinokio
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* Mike Diva's "Japanese Donald Trump Commercial" has Trump flying into space in a giant mecha and firing an enormous energy beam to the surface of the Earth until it explodes in a blast of purple.
8th Jun '16 11:27:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''NightsDawnTrilogy'', the scientists studying the ruins near the habitat Tranquility crap themselves when they realize that the planet of this ancient alien civilization was ''actually destroyed'', as in reduced to large chunks of rock floating around space. This reaction is largely provoked by the fact that the ''best'' that their technological advances so far, which include light-speed warping, anti-matter bombs, living thinking Bitek space vessels and habitats (Tranquility is actually one of these), and techno-telepathy, have only made it as far as being able to [[DepopulationBomb completely screw with the surface of a planet and destroy its climate and ecology]]. It gets worse, because for reasons unknown, this ancient alien race apparently ''[[CyanidePill did it]] [[StartsWithASuicide to themselves.]]''

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* In the ''NightsDawnTrilogy'', ''Literature/NightsDawnTrilogy'', the scientists studying the ruins near the habitat Tranquility crap themselves when they realize that the planet of this ancient alien civilization was ''actually destroyed'', as in reduced to large chunks of rock floating around space. This reaction is largely provoked by the fact that the ''best'' that their technological advances so far, which include light-speed warping, anti-matter bombs, living thinking Bitek space vessels and habitats (Tranquility is actually one of these), and techno-telepathy, have only made it as far as being able to [[DepopulationBomb completely screw with the surface of a planet and destroy its climate and ecology]]. It gets worse, because for reasons unknown, this ancient alien race apparently ''[[CyanidePill did it]] [[StartsWithASuicide to themselves.]]''
7th Jun '16 12:06:08 PM Willbyr
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* [[LostTechnology Lost Logia]] in ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' can, and have, destroyed several worlds across multiple dimensions in the past. Needless to say, the heroes don't want them falling into criminal hands and/or going out of control.

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* [[LostTechnology Lost Logia]] in ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' can, and have, destroyed several worlds across multiple dimensions in the past. Needless to say, the heroes don't want them falling into criminal hands and/or going out of control.



* ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'': although the original WaveMotionGun is not in fact a planet-killer, several of the alien races have (and use) this capability.
** In the ''2199'' remake the WMG is capable of blowing up a floating continent the size of ''Australia'' in one shot and implied to be capable of doing the same to Pluto, so it fits.



* ''TowardTheTerra'' has two such cases.

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* ''TowardTheTerra'' ''Manga/TowardTheTerra'' has two such cases.



* ''Anime/UchuuSenkanYamato'': although the original WaveMotionGun is not in fact a planet-killer, several of the alien races have (and use) this capability.
** In the ''2199'' remake the WMG is capable of blowing up a floating continent the size of ''Australia'' in one shot and implied to be capable of doing the same to Pluto, so it fits.
7th Jun '16 1:56:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''{{Sten}}'' series, the Empire has Anti-Matter Two weapons called planetbusters. The Eternal Emperor tries not to use them much, for the pragmatic reason that blowing up entire worlds tends to attract unwanted attention from other governments and is generally bad for business. [[spoiler:However, in ''Empire's End'', one is deployed against the Manabi homeworld.]]

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* In the ''{{Sten}}'' ''Literature/{{Sten}}'' series, the Empire has Anti-Matter Two weapons called planetbusters. The Eternal Emperor tries not to use them much, for the pragmatic reason that blowing up entire worlds tends to attract unwanted attention from other governments and is generally bad for business. [[spoiler:However, in ''Empire's End'', one is deployed against the Manabi homeworld.]]



* MatthewReilly's ''Temple'' has the Supernova - a nuke capable of vaporising one third of the Earth's mass and knocking the rest out of it's orbit around the sun. [[spoiler:There's 3 of them]]

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* MatthewReilly's Creator/MatthewReilly's ''Temple'' has the Supernova - a nuke capable of vaporising one third of the Earth's mass and knocking the rest out of it's orbit around the sun. [[spoiler:There's 3 of them]]
31st May '16 1:42:14 PM Willbyr
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* In the ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'' match between [[DragonBallZ Goku]] and {{Superman}}, [[spoiler:Goku and Superman destroy the Earth when Goku's Dragon Punch takes on Superman's Infinite Mass Punch. Superman wins.]]

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* In the ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'' match between [[DragonBallZ [[Anime/DragonBallZ Goku]] and {{Superman}}, [[spoiler:Goku and Superman destroy the Earth when Goku's Dragon Punch takes on Superman's Infinite Mass Punch. Superman wins.]]
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.
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