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7th Dec '16 10:12:43 PM DustSnitch
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* Photon Torpedoes from [[Star Trek]] are matter/antimatter warheads that serve as a standard armament on Federation starships, as well as the ships of many other races. While they are most commonly used for space combat, there are a few incidents of impressive surface detonations (According to the TNG technical manual, each torpedo contains enough reaction mass for a 64 megaton blast, greater than the Tsar Bomba)

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* Photon Torpedoes from [[Star Trek]] ''Series/StarTrek'' are matter/antimatter warheads that serve as a standard armament on Federation starships, as well as the ships of many other races. While they are most commonly used for space combat, there are a few incidents of impressive surface detonations (According to the TNG technical manual, each torpedo contains enough reaction mass for a 64 megaton blast, greater than the Tsar Bomba)
27th Nov '16 6:42:56 PM Pseudoname
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Elsewhere, this trope is about the deliberate insertion of something nuke-like into a civilization that hasn't even invented the steam engine yet. Like FantasticRacism and FantasticDrug, in that the situation is obviously designed to parallel a real world situation, either in order to make some point about the issue or simply to allow all the connotations and associations of the real world situation to easily be applied to the fantastic. In Japanese works, may be related to NuclearWeaponsTaboo.

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Elsewhere, this trope is about the deliberate insertion of something nuke-like into a civilization that hasn't even invented the steam engine yet. That isn't to say this trope doesn't ever appear in higher-tech settings, where it will instead be some nuke-like weapon that nonetheless isn't nuclear. Like FantasticRacism and FantasticDrug, in that the situation is obviously designed to parallel a real world situation, either in order to make some point about the issue or simply to allow all the connotations and associations of the real world situation to easily be applied to the fantastic. In Japanese works, may be related to NuclearWeaponsTaboo.
16th Nov '16 3:33:19 AM SirPellucidar
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* Photon Torpedoes from [[Star Trek]] are matter/antimatter warheads that serve as a standard armament on Federation starships, as well as the ships of many other races. While they are most commonly used for space combat, there are a few incidents of impressive surface detonations (According to the TNG technical manual, each torpedo contains enough reaction mass for a 64 megaton blast, greater than the Tsar Bomba)
30th Oct '16 11:46:11 AM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Heartcore}}'', Volaster turns himself into one via the Blast Bomb spell: letting himself be sliced up by swords, [[BloodMagic shedding enough Salamander Demon blood to]] [[SuicideAttack turn himself into a living bomb powerful enough to vaporize the Beastman capital.]]

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* In ''{{Heartcore}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Heartcore}}'', Volaster turns himself into one via the Blast Bomb spell: letting himself be sliced up by swords, [[BloodMagic shedding enough Salamander Demon blood to]] [[SuicideAttack turn himself into a living bomb powerful enough to vaporize the Beastman capital.]]
15th Oct '16 8:38:35 PM nombretomado
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* In FalloutEquestria and its derived works, "balefire bombs" were instrumental in causing the postapocalyptic world described in the stories. They are clear analogues to nuclear weapons.

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* In FalloutEquestria ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestria'' and its derived works, "balefire bombs" were instrumental in causing the postapocalyptic world described in the stories. They are clear analogues to nuclear weapons.
21st Sep '16 4:45:11 AM Arivne
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* The tabletop RPG TabletopGame/{{Hackmaster}} has a spell named Fireball: Nuclear Winter.

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* The tabletop RPG TabletopGame/{{Hackmaster}} ''TabletopGame/{{Hackmaster}}'' has a spell named Fireball: Nuclear Winter.



* TabletopGame/MageTheAscension had a set of items called selective mines. Each of them looked like a large landmine and when properly activated, would totally devastate everything in a large radius - except for a small group of people selected by the user. Handy.

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* TabletopGame/MageTheAscension ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'' had a set of items called selective mines. Each of them looked like a large landmine and when properly activated, would totally devastate everything in a large radius - except for a small group of people selected by the user. Handy.



* A similar effect: TabletopGame/SenZar's Astromancy and its MagikarpPower. Quoth Jason Sartin:

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* A similar effect: TabletopGame/SenZar's ''TabletopGame/SenZar'''s Astromancy and its MagikarpPower. Quoth Jason Sartin:



* The apocalypse in TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}: Hell On Earth came about with ghost rock bombs, nukes made with irradiated GreenRocks. The physical destruction from a "city buster" is fairly limited, but it then releases a storm of damned souls that kill everyone within a 100-mile radius.

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* The apocalypse in TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}: ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'': Hell On Earth came about with ghost rock bombs, nukes made with irradiated GreenRocks. The physical destruction from a "city buster" is fairly limited, but it then releases a storm of damned souls that kill everyone within a 100-mile radius.
10th Sep '16 11:15:58 PM DustSnitch
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* The Carronade or Hex Cannon from ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV'' is one of the more blatant examples seen of the trope. It is powered from the pain and sorrow and despair of human sacrifices who are ''tortured to the point of '''insanity''' first'' and are explicitly selected based on their connection to the target (yes, you're reading this right; it's a FantasticNuke that ''literally'' runs on NightmareFuel).

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* The Carronade or Hex Cannon from ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV'' is one of the more blatant examples seen of the trope. It is powered from the pain and sorrow and despair of human sacrifices who are ''tortured to the point of '''insanity''' first'' and are explicitly selected based on their connection to the target (yes, you're reading this right; it's a FantasticNuke that ''literally'' runs on [[invoked]] NightmareFuel).
4th Sep '16 4:41:02 PM StarSword
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* ''Literature/TheAscendantKingdomsSaga'': The Great Fire, a ribbon of green fire from the skies sent by Merovenian mages that destroys the manors of the nobles of Donderath, including Quillarth Castle, the fortress of King Merrill, killing most of them. It's left as a RiddleForTheAges whether the mages who sent the Great Fire secretly intended to destroy tame ''hasithara'' magic by killing off the remaining Lords of the Blood, causing ApocalypseHow, or if it was an [[GoneHorriblyWrong unforeseen consequence]] of something done for purely military reasons.
22nd Aug '16 2:32:20 PM Vermilion
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*** Although never stated as 'Ultimate Incantation' like the previous three (and rendered in Latin), Terra Findens (Tearing Earth) is for all the intents and purposes their [[DishingOutDirt earth]] [[LavaAddsAwesome elemental]] equivalent.
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