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21st Jun '17 10:11:26 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' lore there was a sword technique used by the Reguard people that could split the atom. It's ambiguous whether it has actually been used, but ''something'' blew up their original homeland. The only other time it's really used is in another lore story where the hero of Redguard, Cyrus, threatens to use it on PhysicalGod Vivec, making him back off.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' lore there was lore, the greatest warriors of the ancient Yokudans ([[{{Precursors}} ancestors]] of the modern Redguards) could use a sword technique used by known as the Reguard people that Pankratosword. Using it, these warriors (known as [[MasterSwordsman Ansei or "Sword Saints"]]) could split "cut the atom. It's ambiguous whether it has actually been used, but ''something'' blew up their original homeland. The only other time it's really used atomos." They claim this is in another lore story where how Yokuda sank beneath the hero of Redguard, Cyrus, threatens sea, and it is dangerous enough that even the [[PhysicalGod Dunmeri Tribunal deity, Vivec]], backed down when Cyrus threatened to use it on PhysicalGod Vivec, making him back off.it[[note]]This was a bluff, and Cyrus did not know how to do it.[[/note]]. [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique This technique is now forbidden]], and quite possibly lost to history as a result.
15th Jun '17 9:41:59 PM insignificant_human
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*''Literature/TheGodsAreBastards'' used these to wipe out the orcs, ruining the entire continent and killing their god. It destroyed the Empire that used them as civil war erupted. After the nation was pieced back together, a few generations later the empress was trying it again. [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Her advisers stopped her.]]
10th Jun '17 8:05:49 PM Prometheus117
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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'': The Time-Space Administrative Bureau possesses a [[WaveMotionGun shipboard weapon]], the Arc-En-Ciel, that is described as a "magical distortion cannon" and is ''far worse'' than a nuke. Fired at a planetary surface it will consume everything for hundreds of kilometers. Fitting a ship with an Arc-En-Ciel requires extensive background checks and briefing for all crew who have access to the bridge, and firing it requires both two seperate verbal commands and a key-based interlock. The Arc might even adhere to the Two-Man Rule; the ship's technical specialist down in the sensor room appears to be the one who powers and arms the weapon, but only someone on the bridge can fire it.

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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'': The Time-Space Administrative Bureau possesses a [[WaveMotionGun shipboard weapon]], the Arc-En-Ciel, that is described as a "magical distortion cannon" and is ''far worse'' than a nuke. Fired at a planetary surface it will consume everything for hundreds of kilometers. Fitting a ship with an Arc-En-Ciel requires extensive background checks and briefing for all crew who have access to the bridge, and firing it requires both two seperate separate verbal commands and a key-based interlock. The Arc might even adhere to the Two-Man Rule; the ship's technical specialist down in the sensor room appears to be the one who powers and arms the weapon, but only someone on the bridge can fire it.



* ''Manga/FairyTail'' has a {{magitek}} KillSat called the Aetherion, which fires a burst of magical energy to create a nuclear-level explosion. This blast also grows in power over time, if the initial burst is contained, like a chain reaction.
** There's also Fairy Law, a spell that can annihilate everything in a radius of miles that the caster considers an enemy. If it's in the middle of a battlefield where you need to be selective about your targets, it's simply an extremely precise WaveMotionGun that destroys enemies without hurting allies. However, if the caster were in enemy territory surrounded by enemy units, then it would probably rival Aetherion in it's capability for taking huge numbers of lives in an instant.
** Then there's Acnologia Roar [[spoiler: apparently capable of wiping out an entire island and leaves no traces.]]

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* ''Manga/FairyTail'' has a {{magitek}} KillSat called the Aetherion, Etherion, which fires a burst of magical energy to create a nuclear-level explosion. This blast also grows in power over time, if the initial burst is contained, like a chain reaction.
** There's also Fairy Law, a spell that can annihilate everything in a radius of miles that the caster considers an enemy. If it's in the middle of a battlefield where you need to be selective about your targets, it's simply an extremely precise WaveMotionGun that destroys enemies without hurting allies. However, if the caster were in enemy territory surrounded by enemy units, then it would probably rival Aetherion Etherion in it's its capability for taking huge numbers of lives in an instant.
** Then there's Acnologia Roar Acnologia's [[BreathWeapon Dragon Roar]] [[spoiler: apparently capable of wiping out an entire island island, make a crater on the sea floor, and leaves leave no traces.trace of said island]]. [[spoiler:By the final arc, it turns out he knows another spell called "Eternal Flare", which involves shooting ''[[BeamSpam dozens]]'' of energy blasts across the sky that can individually wreck towns in their explosions. And he intends to keep firing it until [[KillAllHumans every human on the planet is dead]].]]
29th May '17 12:03:14 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'': Earwa is largely locked in a MedievalStasis, but the Inchoroi, a race of star traveling aliens, have the Tekne, advanced science that created their sky-ark and their various weapons. When fighting against an Inchoroi army of [[LivingWeapon weapon races]], Kellhus discovers a "golden coffer" in Dagliash, set there as a trap. He recognizes the danger almost immediately and orders the Great Ordeal to flee. Several characters witness the mushroom cloud that follows. Many men are killed in the explosion, and more die from the fallout.

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* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'': Earwa is largely locked in a MedievalStasis, but the Inchoroi, a race of star traveling star-traveling aliens, have the Tekne, advanced science that created their sky-ark and their various weapons. When fighting against an Inchoroi army of [[LivingWeapon weapon races]], Kellhus discovers a "golden coffer" in Dagliash, set there as a trap. He recognizes the danger almost immediately and orders the Great Ordeal to flee. Several characters witness the It even has a digital countdown, which bystanders see as animated symbols of light. It explodes in a mushroom cloud that follows. Many men are killed in cloud, killing a large portion of the explosion, army and more die from the fallout. inflicting radiation poisoning on another large portion.
29th May '17 6:24:01 AM gadeel
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* ''Anime/ReCREATORS'' has [[MagicalGirl Mamika Kirameki]]'s Magical Splash Flare [[spoiler:that she unleashes on Altair when the latter won't desist from her SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum]].
28th May '17 3:05:08 PM nombretomado
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** ''Harry Potter''/''WarHammer 40k'' crossover fanfiction ''School Daemon'': the eponymous daemon Morion tells the inner circle members of the Tzeench's coven he founded that while making and using a nuke takes a lot of muggles, the magical equivalent, e.g. the rite that sunk Atlantis, can be performed by a single wizard.
** ''Neon Genesis Evangelion''/''WarHammer 40k'' crossover ''Paths of Black Crystal'': the Exterminatus rite used by the Empire's High Inquisitors. This magical version works on a much smaller scale, though, just about covering a single city, and can be survived given a rare chain of events.

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** ''Harry Potter''/''WarHammer Potter''/''Warhammer 40k'' crossover fanfiction ''School Daemon'': the eponymous daemon Morion tells the inner circle members of the Tzeench's coven he founded that while making and using a nuke takes a lot of muggles, the magical equivalent, e.g. the rite that sunk Atlantis, can be performed by a single wizard.
** ''Neon Genesis Evangelion''/''WarHammer Evangelion''/''Warhammer 40k'' crossover ''Paths of Black Crystal'': the Exterminatus rite used by the Empire's High Inquisitors. This magical version works on a much smaller scale, though, just about covering a single city, and can be survived given a rare chain of events.
20th May '17 10:41:02 AM nombretomado
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* The ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' series has its own Armageddon spell. It empties the planet, save for two or three people, and they are very upset.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' series has its own Armageddon spell. It empties the planet, save for two or three people, and they are very upset.
5th May '17 11:21:17 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Fiendfyre from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' borders on this (perhaps being more akin to Fantastic [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napalm Napalm]], or a Fantastic [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermobaric_weapon Fuel-Air Bomb]]). It's a highly destructive spell that can even destroy Horcruxes, but it's hard to control and can easily kill the caster.

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* Fiendfyre from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' borders on this (perhaps being (albeit perhaps more akin to Fantastic [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napalm Napalm]], or a Fantastic napalm]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_phosphorus_munitions white phosphorus]], or a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermobaric_weapon Fuel-Air Bomb]]).fuel-air bomb]]). It's a highly destructive spell that can even destroy Horcruxes, but it's hard to control and can easily kill the caster.
20th Apr '17 6:48:38 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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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 "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 Creator/HPLovecraft's short story "The Colour out of Space"]]. 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.



* The Fiendfyre spell from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' borders on this, being an extremely destructive spell that can even destroy Horocruxes, but it is EXTREMELY hard to control and is as likely to kill the caster as it is the intended target.

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* The Fiendfyre spell from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' borders on this, this (perhaps being an extremely more akin to Fantastic [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napalm Napalm]], or a Fantastic [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermobaric_weapon Fuel-Air Bomb]]). It's a highly destructive spell that can even destroy Horocruxes, Horcruxes, but it is EXTREMELY it's hard to control and is as likely to can easily kill the caster as it is the intended target.caster.



* ''Literature/TheButterBattleBook'' by Creator/DrSeuss portrays a LensmanArmsRace over a supremely SillyReasonForWar, which leads to the development of "Bitsy Big-Boy Bomberoos," objects about the size of a pea that can wipe out the entire country where they are dropped. Unluckily, the story ends with [[spoiler: both sides having a Bomberoo and poised to drop it on the other, leaving the possibility for MutuallyAssuredDestruction [[NoEnding unresolved]].]]

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* ''Literature/TheButterBattleBook'' by Creator/DrSeuss portrays a LensmanArmsRace over a supremely SillyReasonForWar, which leads to the development of "Bitsy Big-Boy Bomberoos," Boomeroos," objects about the size of a pea that can wipe out the entire country where they are dropped. Unluckily, the story ends with [[spoiler: both sides having a Bomberoo Boomeroo and [[MexicanStandoff poised to drop it on the other, other]], leaving the possibility for MutuallyAssuredDestruction [[NoEnding [[BolivianArmyEnding unresolved]].]]



* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The war that led to the creation of the Daleks was not fought with nuclear missiles, but in fact "Neutronic missile". Presumably this was done because it gave them more creative freedom over what they could say the weapons do/did, for example real nuclear missiles would just burn or vaporise a jungle rather then petrifying it.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The war that led to the creation of the Daleks was not fought with nuclear missiles, but in fact "Neutronic missile". "neutronic missiles." Presumably this was done because it gave them more creative freedom over what they could say the weapons do/did, for example real nuclear missiles would just burn or vaporise a jungle rather then petrifying it.
9th Apr '17 3:21:48 PM DiscoVader
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** Later in the series one more becomes known: the island of Demonreach, a [[spoiler: magical prison containing a truly incredible amount of nasties. The magical equivalent of body heat that these prisoners give off is so powerful that it's created its own Leyline, and in order to prevent them from ever getting free, the prison has a failsafe in case of a breakout. Said failsafe would reduce the majority of the middle of North America to a crater, and is still stated as being a method to slow them down, not eliminate them entirely.]]
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