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8th Sep '17 9:33:10 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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And as with FantasticRacism, [[IThoughtItMeant we're not saying that nukes are fantastic as in "wonderful and great"]]. [[DudeNotFunny That would be just plain sick]].

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And as with FantasticRacism, [[IThoughtItMeant we're not saying that nukes are fantastic as in using the word "fantastic" to mean "wonderful and great"]].great"]] (i.e., the way the [[Series/DoctorWho Ninth Doctor]] uses the word "fantastic"). [[DudeNotFunny That would be just plain sick]].
7th Sep '17 1:00:31 AM PaulA
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** "Colourbombs" in the same setting are implied to be less ''wrong'' but even more destructive; Mieville's influences being what they are, this latter might bear some relation to Creator/HPLovecraft's short story "The Colour out of Space." Colourbombs were used to cover up whatever the Torque did to Suroch. Basically, it was better to blanket nuke the area than try to explain the effects of torque to the populace of New Crobuzon.

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** "Colourbombs" in the same setting are implied to be less ''wrong'' but even more destructive; Mieville's influences being what they are, this latter might bear some relation to Creator/HPLovecraft's short story "The Colour out of Space." "Literature/TheColourOutOfSpace". Colourbombs were used to cover up whatever the Torque did to Suroch. Basically, it was better to blanket nuke the area than try to explain the effects of torque to the populace of New Crobuzon.
6th Sep '17 12:37:52 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' features the [[TheVirus Filth]]-Bomb that kicks off the events of the game. According to Issue #6, it's actually been adapted from a "Class 1 device," [[LostTechnology Third-Age technology]] capable of providing vast quantities of power, but also of inflicting unimaginable devastation if used without its protective ark - further parallels to nuclear power and radiation. In practice, it's used as the magical equivalent of a Radiological Dispersal Device, spreading the Filth across entire city districts and leaving countless thousands infected - resulting in BodyHorror, SanitySlippage, and all personality being subverted by the nightmarish will of [[EldritchAbomination the Dreamers]]. It's even referred to as a dirty bomb in one of the lore entries, which actually begin with the lines "NOW I AM BECOME DEATH, THE DESTROYER OF WORLDS." Given that it's most famous usage was by an ApocalypseCult in an attack on the Tokyo subways, it's also clearly meant to invoke the sarin gas attacks of 1995. [[spoiler: Though it's later revealed that said ApocalypseCult was actually aiming for Orochi Tower, and had to settle for less when their suicide bomb got caught by a guard and detonated the device a few stops early.]]

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* ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' features the [[TheVirus Filth]]-Bomb that kicks off the events of the game. According to Issue #6, it's actually been adapted from a "Class 1 device," [[LostTechnology Third-Age technology]] capable of providing vast quantities of power, but also of inflicting unimaginable devastation if used without its protective ark - further parallels to nuclear power and radiation. In practice, it's used as the magical equivalent of a Radiological Dispersal Device, spreading the Filth across entire city districts and leaving countless thousands infected - resulting in BodyHorror, SanitySlippage, and all personality being subverted by the nightmarish will of [[EldritchAbomination the Dreamers]]. It's even referred to as a dirty bomb in one of the lore entries, which actually begin with the lines "NOW I AM BECOME DEATH, THE DESTROYER OF WORLDS." Given that it's most famous usage was by an ApocalypseCult in an attack on the Tokyo subways, it's also clearly meant to invoke the sarin gas attacks of 1995. [[spoiler: Though it's later revealed that said ApocalypseCult was actually aiming for Orochi Tower, and had to settle for less when their suicide bomb bomber got caught by a guard and detonated the device a few stops early.]]
6th Sep '17 12:35:18 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' features the [[TheVirus Filth]]-Bomb that kicks off the events of the game. According to Issue #6, it's actually been adapted from a "Class 1 device," [[LostTechnology Third-Age technology]] capable of providing vast quantities of power, but also of inflicting unimaginable devastation if used without its protective ark - further parallels to nuclear power and radiation. In practice, it's used as the magical equivalent of a Radiological Dispersal Device, spreading the Blackworm Jism across entire city districts and leaving countless thousands under the control of the [[EldritchAbomination Dreamers]]; it's even referred to as a dirty bomb in one of the lore entries, which actually begin with the lines "NOW I AM BECOME DEATH, THE DESTROYER OF WORLDS." Given that it's most famous usage was by an ApocalypseCult in an attack on the Tokyo subways, it's also clearly meant to invoke the sarin gas attacks of 1995. [[spoiler: Though it's later revealed that said ApocalypseCult was actually aiming for Orochi Tower, and had to settle for less when their suicide bomb got caught by a guard and detonated the device a few stops early.]]

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* ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' features the [[TheVirus Filth]]-Bomb that kicks off the events of the game. According to Issue #6, it's actually been adapted from a "Class 1 device," [[LostTechnology Third-Age technology]] capable of providing vast quantities of power, but also of inflicting unimaginable devastation if used without its protective ark - further parallels to nuclear power and radiation. In practice, it's used as the magical equivalent of a Radiological Dispersal Device, spreading the Blackworm Jism Filth across entire city districts and leaving countless thousands under infected - resulting in BodyHorror, SanitySlippage, and all personality being subverted by the control nightmarish will of the [[EldritchAbomination Dreamers]]; it's the Dreamers]]. It's even referred to as a dirty bomb in one of the lore entries, which actually begin with the lines "NOW I AM BECOME DEATH, THE DESTROYER OF WORLDS." Given that it's most famous usage was by an ApocalypseCult in an attack on the Tokyo subways, it's also clearly meant to invoke the sarin gas attacks of 1995. [[spoiler: Though it's later revealed that said ApocalypseCult was actually aiming for Orochi Tower, and had to settle for less when their suicide bomb got caught by a guard and detonated the device a few stops early.]]
6th Sep '17 12:20:49 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' features the [[TheVirus Filth]]-Bomb that kicks off the events of the game. According to Issue #6, it's actually been adapted from a "Class 1 device," [[LostTechnology Third-Age technology]] capable of providing vast quantities of power, but also of inflicting unimaginable devastation if used without its protective ark - further parallels to nuclear power and radiation. In practice, it's used as the magical equivalent of a Radiological Dispersal Device, spreading the Blackworm Jism across entire city districts and leaving countless thousands under the control of the [[EldritchAbomination Dreamers]]; it's even referred to as a dirty bomb in one of the lore entries, which actually begin with the lines "NOW I AM BECOME DEATH, THE DESTROYER OF WORLDS." Given that it's most famous usage was by an ApocalypseCult in an attack on the Tokyo subways, it's also clearly meant to invoke the sarin gas attacks of 1995. [[spoiler: Though it's later revealed that said ApocalypseCult was actually aiming for Orochi Tower, and had to settle for less when their suicide bomb got caught by a guard and detonated the device a few stops early.]]
7th Aug '17 9:28:13 PM Mujaki
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** Going further, the mere thought of someone using dragons in battle is enough to give wiser tacticians pause. Authority figures like Tywin Lannister brush off the severity of the threat they present (not without cause, as dragons are believed to be extinct at the show's outset and the last living specimens were known to be drastically undersized due to being raised in captivity) but when a fully grown beast takes the field in Season 7, the results are ''[[SceneryGorn horrific]]''. Infantrymen are immediately reduced to ash in the face of dragonfire
(with lingering shots of burning ''living'' soldiers clawing at their helmets and trying desperately to drown the flames in swamp water), and a single dragon is enough to break the back of a powerful defensive line and completely turn the tide of battle.

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** Going further, the mere thought of someone using dragons in battle is enough to give wiser tacticians pause. Authority figures like Tywin Lannister brush off the severity of the threat they present (not without cause, as dragons are believed to be extinct at the show's outset and the last living specimens were known to be drastically undersized due to being raised in captivity) but when a fully grown beast takes the field in Season 7, the results are ''[[SceneryGorn horrific]]''. Infantrymen are immediately reduced to ash in the face of dragonfire
dragonfire (with lingering shots of burning ''living'' soldiers clawing at their helmets and trying desperately to drown the flames in swamp water), and a single dragon is enough to break the back of a powerful defensive line and completely turn the tide of battle.
7th Aug '17 9:27:21 PM Mujaki
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** Going further, the mere thought of someone using dragons in battle is enough to give wiser tacticians pause. Authority figures like Tywin Lannister brush off the severity of the threat they present (not without cause, as dragons are believed to be extinct at the show's outset and the last living specimens were known to be drastically undersized due to being raised in captivity) but when a fully grown beast takes the field in Season 7, the results are ''[[SceneryGorn horrific]]''. Infantrymen are immediately reduced to ash in the face of dragonfire
(with lingering shots of burning ''living'' soldiers clawing at their helmets and trying desperately to drown the flames in swamp water), and a single dragon is enough to break the back of a powerful defensive line and completely turn the tide of battle.
7th Aug '17 3:14:15 PM Gamermaster
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* After defeating the final boss in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIII''', your character makes use of the otherwise inaccessible "Megido" technique in a cutscene to destroy the final DungeonTown.

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* After defeating the final boss in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIII''', ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIII'', your character makes use of the otherwise inaccessible "Megido" technique in a cutscene to destroy the final DungeonTown.
29th Jul '17 11:50:57 AM harostar
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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', the Colossal Titan has the ability to function as one, weaponizing its transformation on a massive scale. This becomes a major aspect of the strategy during the battle at Shighanshina, with [[spoiler: Bertolt]] transforming over the city and vaporizing a large chunk of it....and anyone unfortunate enough to be caught in the blast. It actually generates a mushroom cloud over the city, for bonus parallels. [[spoiler: This turns out to be Marley's standard use for the Colossal Titan, earning it the title "God of Destruction". A flashback shows Bertolt as a child, being delivered to the edge of an enemy stronghold in order to wipe it out]]. [[FridgeHorror Horrifying as it is]], it turns out kicking a hole in the Wall was a ''subtle'' usage of the Colossal Titan.
5th Jul '17 11:41:58 AM DracoKanji
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** Orks have an extremely effective method of travelling through space and conquering planets: Find really big meteors and asteroids, hollow them out and make them airtight, and fit colossal engines and reactors for propulsion. When they arrive on a planet, they either survive the landing, causing thousands of orks to crawl out of the wreckage looking to finish off the survivors, or it explodes midair, resulting in a ginormous explosion, which is almost as much fun to them.

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** Orks have an extremely effective method of travelling through space and conquering planets: Find really big meteors and asteroids, hollow them out and make them airtight, and fit colossal engines and reactors for propulsion. When they arrive on a planet, they either survive the landing, causing thousands of orks to crawl out of the wreckage looking to finish off the survivors, or it explodes midair, resulting in a ginormous explosion, which is almost as much fun to them. In this case, it spreads their spores all over the planet that produce a new generation of Orks very quickly that will be increasingly difficult to get rid of.
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