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* In ''{{Literature/Touch}}'', we are presented with a monster so far left nameless, which was so powerful that it convinced every global government to work together with one another in order to try and kill it. [[spoiler: they still fail.]]
22nd May '18 5:56:21 PM WillKeaton
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22nd May '18 5:55:56 PM WillKeaton
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** 1966's [[Film/EbirahHorrorOfTheDeep Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster]] provides a rare Showa example for the trope namer. The main characters, stuck on an island with their exit barred by a secret terrorist cell, opt to awaken a sleeping Godzilla when their escape attempts fail. Predictably, with the big guy awake and angry, [[CurbStompBattle the terrorists don't last much longer.]]

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** 1966's [[Film/EbirahHorrorOfTheDeep ''[[Film/EbirahHorrorOfTheDeep Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster]] Monster]]'' provides a rare Showa example for the trope namer. The main characters, stuck on an island with their exit barred by a secret terrorist cell, opt to awaken a sleeping Godzilla when their escape attempts fail. Predictably, with the big guy awake and angry, [[CurbStompBattle the terrorists don't last much longer.]]
22nd May '18 5:51:45 PM WillKeaton
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', Superman makes an alliance with Lex Luthor to defeat the Justice lords.
16th May '18 1:17:21 PM imadmagician
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* ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'':
** "The Swarm" deconstructs this trope. A colony of NighInvulnerable, metal-eating EVO locusts were headed towards major Chinese cities while making short work of anything Providence threw at them. White Knight decided to NukeEm despite [[IgnoredExpert Doctor Holiday's warnings]]. She turned out right when not only the nuke failed to kill the insects, but it increased their numbers & made the new colony more resilient than before. Doubles as GenocideBackfire.
** [[spoiler: The Nanite Event itself, the cause of all EVO-related problems,]] was this. [[DitzyGenius Caesar]] thought it was either that or humanity becoming slaves to corrupt, power-hungry gods.
11th May '18 3:26:27 PM ErikModi
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** Future Spock from ''Film/StarTrek2009'' reveals information about the future to Kirk and a transwarp formula from a century later because he considered stopping Nero's genocidal campaign to be more important than keeping the time-space continuum stable.

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** Future Spock from ''Film/StarTrek2009'' reveals information about the future to Kirk and a transwarp formula from a century later because he considered stopping Nero's genocidal campaign to be more important than keeping the time-space continuum stable.stable (and Nero's actions had already irreparably damaged the timeline anyway).
10th May '18 9:11:32 AM Luigifan
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Once the Threshold is crossed, ''any'' {{plan}}, with even the smallest possibility of success, no matter how [[CrazyEnoughToWork ludicrous]], {{dangerous|ForbiddenTechnique}} or [[IDidWhatIHadToDo abhorrent]], suddenly becomes a valid option. This serves both narrative and authorial purposes. Suppose the heroes have an awesome weapon that nonetheless causes a lot of property damage, like a KillSat. Or a [[SealedEvilInACan captured]] or [[EvilIsNotAToy dormant]] monster. Or one knows a DangerousForbiddenTechnique that will put their life at risk. Or [[TheOnlyOne the only ones left]] who are in a position to try and save the day are the RagtagBunchOfMisfits who've been bumbling their way in the background the whole time. The powers that be [[ChekhovsGun have to use it]], but [[IThoughtItWasForbidden it can't be done lightly without portraying them as either]] [[MoralEventHorizon careless or cruel]]. So the author contrives to make the situation call for its use in such clear terms the audience understands this was done as a last resort -- and, if it's handled properly, the audience doesn't even notice.

Sometimes, the threshold is engineered or handled poorly. This is can be the case when the [[NiceJobBreakingItHero heroes' actions]] or failures to act cause the situation to cross the threshold. GeneralRipper is also a likely candidate. For situations like this there's an IdiotBall (or IdiotPlot) or PoorCommunicationKills to thank for the dire mess of things. Some plots center around ''avoiding'' the Godzilla Threshold and keeping the trigger happy person in charge of the "{{failsafe|Failure}}" from pushing the button. Sometimes, they even ''succeed.''

Note that, as the Real Life section below attempts to show, using such options tends to create more problems; if the solution ultimately causes more/worse problems than you had before, you may have a case of PyrrhicVictory. NiceJobBreakingItHero and WonTheWarLostThePeace can be related in larger-scale stories. Of course, these only apply when the consequences are shown -- if they pull it off without problems, you may have an InformedFlaw.

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Once the Threshold is crossed, ''any'' {{plan}}, with even the smallest possibility of success, no matter how [[CrazyEnoughToWork ludicrous]], {{dangerous|ForbiddenTechnique}} {{dangerous|ForbiddenTechnique}}, or [[IDidWhatIHadToDo abhorrent]], suddenly becomes a valid option. This serves both narrative and authorial purposes. Suppose the heroes have an awesome weapon that nonetheless causes a lot of property damage, like a KillSat. Or a [[SealedEvilInACan captured]] or [[EvilIsNotAToy dormant]] monster. Or one knows a DangerousForbiddenTechnique that will put their life at risk. Or [[TheOnlyOne the only ones left]] who are in a position to try and save the day are the RagtagBunchOfMisfits who've been bumbling their way in the background the whole time. The powers that be [[ChekhovsGun have to use it]], but [[IThoughtItWasForbidden it can't be done lightly without portraying them as either]] [[MoralEventHorizon careless or cruel]]. So the author contrives to make the situation call for its use in such clear terms the audience understands this was done as a last resort -- — and, if it's handled properly, the audience doesn't even notice.

Sometimes, the threshold is engineered or handled poorly. This is can be the case when the [[NiceJobBreakingItHero heroes' actions]] or failures to act cause the situation to cross the threshold. GeneralRipper is also a likely candidate. For situations like this this, there's an IdiotBall (or IdiotPlot) or PoorCommunicationKills to thank for the dire mess of things. Some plots center around ''avoiding'' the Godzilla Threshold and keeping the trigger happy trigger-happy person in charge of the "{{failsafe|Failure}}" from pushing the button. Sometimes, they even ''succeed.''

Note that, as the Real Life section below attempts to show, using such options tends to create more problems; if the solution ultimately causes more/worse problems than you had before, you may have a case of PyrrhicVictory. NiceJobBreakingItHero and WonTheWarLostThePeace can be related in larger-scale stories. Of course, these only apply when the consequences are shown -- — if they pull it off without problems, you may have an InformedFlaw.



* [[spoiler:Daemon]] from the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries'' is considered to be such an unbeatable opponent that the Tamers only hope is for [[spoiler:Takato to die before Daemon can absorb the power of a god]].
* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''/''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' crossover ''Fanfic/TheVampireOfSteel'', the Scooby Gang is facing a Kryptonian vampire. Since it's mightier than Supergirl -and we're talking about the Pre-Crisis version who was known to ''kick moons out of and back in orbit'' here-, the Girl of Steel gets tools capable to kill or banish a Kryptonian and tells the Gang to use them if things go South, no matter what. Note that she's usually against killing but she's willing to make an exception for Zol-Am.

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* [[spoiler:Daemon]] from the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries'' is considered to be such an unbeatable opponent that the Tamers Tamers’ only hope is for [[spoiler:Takato to die before Daemon can absorb the power of a god]].
* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''/''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' crossover ''Fanfic/TheVampireOfSteel'', the Scooby Gang is facing a Kryptonian vampire. Since it's mightier than Supergirl -and — and we're talking about the Pre-Crisis version who was known to ''kick moons out of and back in orbit'' here-, here — the Girl of Steel gets tools capable to kill of killing or banish banishing a Kryptonian and tells the Gang to use them if things go South, no matter what. Note that she's usually against killing killing, but she's willing to make an exception for Zol-Am.



'''Buffy:''' Kryptonite? You’re serious?\\

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** ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureauTheOtherSideOfTheSpectrum'' has two instances of this -- first is when Princess Celestia decides to consult [[spoiler:Discord about [[ArtifactOfDoom The Bag of Tirek]], which has corrupted the MirrorUniverse Equestria into carrying out a genocidal campaign against earth and humanity]], which he agrees to because [[EvenEvilHasStandards even he is disgusted with what Queen Celestia is doing to the humans]]; second is that [[spoiler:humanity has rigged the Yellowstone Supervolcano with several [[NukeEm nukes to detonate]] and likely destroy the world as part of a TakingYouWithMe plan, if only to [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled avoid living as brainwashed slaves]] to a xenocidal tyrant]].

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** ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureauTheOtherSideOfTheSpectrum'' has two instances of this -- — first is when Princess Celestia decides to consult [[spoiler:Discord about [[ArtifactOfDoom The Bag of Tirek]], which has corrupted the MirrorUniverse Equestria into carrying out a genocidal campaign against earth and humanity]], which he agrees to because [[EvenEvilHasStandards even he is disgusted with what Queen Celestia is doing to the humans]]; second is that [[spoiler:humanity has rigged the Yellowstone Supervolcano with several [[NukeEm nukes to detonate]] and likely destroy the world as part of a TakingYouWithMe plan, if only to [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled avoid living as brainwashed slaves]] to a xenocidal tyrant]].



** ''FanFic/TheImmortalGame'': The Mane Six become so desperate to defeat [[BigBad Titan]] that Twilight comes up with one final contingency in case the Elements of Harmony fail, or they die before being able to use them. That contingency? [[spoiler:[[EnemyMine Releasing Discord to fight him]]]].

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** ''FanFic/TheImmortalGame'': The Mane Six become so desperate to defeat [[BigBad Titan]] that Twilight comes up with one final contingency in case the Elements of Harmony fail, or they die before being able to use them. That contingency? [[spoiler:[[EnemyMine Releasing Discord to fight him]]]].him.]]]]



*** Celestia comments that [[TopGod The Elders]] would only directly intervene (rather than through Their children or Avatars) in something happening in mortal reality if it was a threat to ''all'' of existence, because that is the only situation where the damage would be greater than that caused by [[EldritchAbomination Them]] entering reality. To put this in perspective, [[spoiler:Nightmare Paradox's GroundhogDayLoop plan]] completely screwed up the [[BadFuture Dark World]] timeline and cost countless ''trillions'' of lives, and even ''that'' wasn't enough for Them to intervene. Such a threshold is finally crossed in the Finale Arc, when [[spoiler: Discord's [[RewritingReality endgame]]]] proves terrible enough that Havoc and Entropy, at least, step in to lend aid.

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*** Celestia comments that [[TopGod The Elders]] would only directly intervene (rather than through Their children or Avatars) in something happening in mortal reality if it was a threat to ''all'' of existence, because that is the only situation where the damage would be greater than that caused by [[EldritchAbomination Them]] entering reality. To put this in perspective, [[spoiler:Nightmare Paradox's GroundhogDayLoop plan]] completely screwed up the [[BadFuture Dark World]] timeline and cost countless ''trillions'' of lives, and even ''that'' wasn't enough for Them to intervene. Such a threshold is finally crossed in the Finale Arc, when [[spoiler: Discord's [[spoiler:Discord's [[RewritingReality endgame]]]] proves terrible enough that Havoc and Entropy, at least, step in to lend aid.



*** During the Wedding Arc, things get so desperate that Twilight and Cadence seriously consider the possibility of releasing Discord to [[EvilVersusEvil fight Chrysalis]], but only as an absolute last resort. [[spoiler: Of course, [[DramaticIrony they don't realize]] that he's ''already'' free...]]

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*** During the Wedding Arc, things get so desperate that Twilight and Cadence seriously consider the possibility of releasing Discord to [[EvilVersusEvil fight Chrysalis]], but only as an absolute last resort. [[spoiler: Of [[spoiler:Of course, [[DramaticIrony they don't realize]] that he's ''already'' free...]]



** ''FanFic/ThePowersOfHarmony'': The use of forbidden Lifeforce magic is considered to be an absolute last resort, due to the fact that it leaves the user an addict who grows more uncontrollable over time. [[spoiler: During the War of the Sun and Moon, Libra had to use it to immobilize Nightmare Moon's undying army; his Echo Blair is still carrying that burden a thousand years later.]]

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** ''FanFic/ThePowersOfHarmony'': The use of forbidden Lifeforce magic is considered to be an absolute last resort, due to the fact that it leaves the user an addict who grows more uncontrollable over time. [[spoiler: During [[spoiler:During the War of the Sun and Moon, Libra had to use it to immobilize Nightmare Moon's undying army; his Echo Blair is still carrying that burden a thousand years later.]]



** ''FanFic/TheStarsWillAidTheirEscape'': The last time [[EldritchAbomination Nyarlathotep]] emerged in Equestria, Celestia was only able to stop him by calling down the power of the sun and incinerating everything for miles, sacrificing the lives of every pony in the affected area (most of whom were rendered hopelessly insane by Nyarlathotep anyway) in order to stop him from spreading. And all that succeeded in doing was temporarily banishing Nyarlathotep back where he came from -- he describes it as having been inconvenient.
** [[spoiler:Literally]] crossed in ''Fanfic/PersonaEG''. Flash Sentry and several of his friends are backed into a corner when [[spoiler:Sunset Shimmer uses [[EvilKnockOff shadow versions of every persona Flash has ever used.]]]] Exhausted and about to be killed, Flash summons the only persona in his collection that he has not used yet, [[spoiler:[[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} Gojira]]]]. Complete with GiantFootOfStomping entrance and a giant [[KillItWithFire Atomic Breath attack]] that nearly roasts [[spoiler:Sunset]] alive.
** During her battle with Discord in ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/362591/knights-of-the-realm Knights of the Realm]]'', Twilight Sparkle resorts to [[spoiler:remove all her restraints]]. Considering the last time that had happened (during ''training'') and that in this fic she's a master of [[spoiler:''Chaos magic'']], it's obvious why, even facing Discord, it took her a while to resort to that.

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** ''FanFic/TheStarsWillAidTheirEscape'': The last time [[EldritchAbomination Nyarlathotep]] emerged in Equestria, Celestia was only able to stop him by calling down the power of the sun and incinerating everything for miles, sacrificing the lives of every pony in the affected area (most of whom were rendered hopelessly insane by Nyarlathotep anyway) in order to stop him from spreading. And all that succeeded in doing was temporarily banishing Nyarlathotep back where he came from -- — he describes it as having been inconvenient.
** [[spoiler:Literally]] crossed in ''Fanfic/PersonaEG''. Flash Sentry and several of his friends are backed into a corner when [[spoiler:Sunset Shimmer uses [[EvilKnockOff shadow versions of every persona Flash has ever used.]]]] used]]]]. Exhausted and about to be killed, Flash summons the only persona in his collection that he has not used yet, [[spoiler:[[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} Gojira]]]]. Complete with GiantFootOfStomping entrance and a giant [[KillItWithFire Atomic Breath attack]] that nearly roasts [[spoiler:Sunset]] alive.
** During her battle with Discord in ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/362591/knights-of-the-realm Knights of the Realm]]'', Twilight Sparkle resorts to [[spoiler:remove [[spoiler:removing all her restraints]]. Considering the last time that had happened (during ''training'') and that in this fic she's a master of [[spoiler:''Chaos magic'']], it's obvious why, even facing Discord, it took her a while to resort to that.



* In ''FanFic/{{Fractured}}'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]'']] [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover crossover]] the [[AlienInvasion Reaper invasion]] causes the normally-benign-if-ineffective Citadel Council to be replaced by the [[TyrantTakesTheHelm United Defense Command]], a huge believer in StrawCivilian among other things which are all shown to be negative InUniverse. Nobody really argues because the Reaper threat is just that big, even though afterward people realize what a mess it made.
** In [[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins the sequel]], problems with FasterThanLightTravel cause a [[spoiler:Force-sensitive Siren]] to believe the line has been crossed because [[NegativeSpaceWedgie trans-dimensional gateways]] will let in an AlienInvasion so terrible [[WellIntentionedExtremist killing everyone]] is justified to stop the use of these dangerous drives. When the invasion is revealed to be [[spoiler:the Flood]] who proceeds to conquer ''two-and-a-half galaxies'', some of the heroes wonder if [[TheExtremistWasRight the crazy killer might have a point]] once [[spoiler:Cortana]] insists the only way to stop the invasion is to [[spoiler:starve it to death by eliminating all sapient life]].
* In ''[[Fanfic/AMidsummerNightsDreamKillbles A Midsummer Night's Dream]]'' chapter 8, [[spoiler:with Midsummer Night rendered inoperable after the fight with Rasputin, the previously reluctant brothers decide that they should share Jaeger schematics with the Equestrians.]]
* In ''FanFic/AshesOfThePast'', Blast Burn is treated like this, as its nature as a Fire Type equivalent of Hyper Beam means the only thing more destructive is ''the local equivalent of a nuclear strike''. Exactly because of its power, any Pokemon that learns it has an artificial mental block created to prevent it from using it on their own volition, and '''must''' be ordered to do that.

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* In ''FanFic/{{Fractured}}'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]'']] [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover crossover]] crossover]], the [[AlienInvasion Reaper invasion]] causes the normally-benign-if-ineffective Citadel Council to be replaced by the [[TyrantTakesTheHelm United Defense Command]], a huge believer in StrawCivilian among other things things, which are all shown to be negative InUniverse. Nobody really argues because the Reaper threat is just that big, even though afterward people realize what a mess it made.
** In [[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins the sequel]], problems with FasterThanLightTravel cause a [[spoiler:Force-sensitive Siren]] to believe the line has been crossed because [[NegativeSpaceWedgie trans-dimensional gateways]] will let in an AlienInvasion so terrible that [[WellIntentionedExtremist killing everyone]] is justified to stop the use of these dangerous drives. When the invasion is revealed to be [[spoiler:the Flood]] Flood]], who proceeds to conquer ''two-and-a-half galaxies'', some of the heroes wonder if [[TheExtremistWasRight the crazy killer might have a point]] once [[spoiler:Cortana]] insists the only way to stop the invasion is to [[spoiler:starve it to death by eliminating all sapient life]].
* In ''[[Fanfic/AMidsummerNightsDreamKillbles A Midsummer Night's Dream]]'' chapter 8, [[spoiler:with Midsummer Night rendered inoperable after the fight with Rasputin, the previously reluctant brothers decide that they should share Jaeger schematics with the Equestrians.]]
Equestrians]].
* In ''FanFic/AshesOfThePast'', Blast Burn is treated like this, as its nature as a Fire Type equivalent of Hyper Beam means the only thing more destructive is ''the local equivalent of a nuclear strike''. Exactly because of its power, any Pokemon Pokémon that learns it has an artificial mental block created to prevent it from using it on their own volition, and '''must''' be ordered to do that.



* ''FanFic/WorldwarWarOfEquals'': The threat of pending invasion by the Race is enough for Switzerland to abandon its long-standing neutrality and join the European Coalition, and for [[EnemyMine Israel to join forces with its Arab neighbors]](primarily Egypt). After the war begins and grows desperate for some, we see more examples -- when Ukraine is nearly completely overrun, its military starts using nerve gas, while President Viktor Yanukovych asks for [[HarsherInHindsight Russian aid]]; Syria breaks out its chemical weapons program in light of neighboring Iraq being overrun; and China, desperately trying to HoldTheLine against the Race, [[spoiler: is the first nation to use nukes against the invading forces]].

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* ''FanFic/WorldwarWarOfEquals'': The threat of pending invasion by the Race is enough for Switzerland to abandon its long-standing neutrality and join the European Coalition, and for [[EnemyMine Israel to join forces with its Arab neighbors]](primarily neighbors]] (primarily Egypt). After the war begins and grows desperate for some, we see more examples -- — when Ukraine is nearly completely overrun, its military starts using nerve gas, while President Viktor Yanukovych asks for [[HarsherInHindsight Russian aid]]; Syria breaks out its chemical weapons program in light of neighboring Iraq being overrun; and China, desperately trying to HoldTheLine against the Race, [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is the first nation to use nukes against the invading forces]].



* In ''FanFic/{{Eugenesis}}'', Prowl and Perceptor are perfectly willing to meddle with time travel, knowing what time travel can unleash (in Prowl's case, from first hand experience), simply because they feel the current situation is that bad. This earns them a serious WhatTheHellHero from Nightbeat, although he still ends up agreeing with them. Later on, [[spoiler:a revived Optimus Prime]] agrees to take part in the fight against the Quintessons, knowingly risking his life, not to mention using time-travel himself, for the same reasons.
* ''FanFic/MLPNextGenerationKnowFear'': The war against the griffons is going badly enough (even with the aid of Starburst's [[Franchise/GreenLantern new powers]]) that Celestia decides to have one of Equestria's godly rulers (herself, the other alicorns and Discord) unlock their full power and join the battlefield as a show of force. Everyone else is horrified by the potential consequences of this, but they go through with it anyway, with Twilight being the one whose power is unlocked, and she proceeds to take on an entire griffon army by herself [[spoiler:only for it to turn out that the griffons [[CrazyPrepared already had plans prepared to neutralize her]].]]
* In ''FanFic/WhiteDevilOfTheMoon'', when a combination attack of Nanoha, Fate and Hayate's strongest attacks don't work on Queen Metalla, Nanoha is forced to load up the Silver Crystal into Rising Heart, despite the fact that Nanoha could die going all out.

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* In ''FanFic/{{Eugenesis}}'', Prowl and Perceptor are perfectly willing to meddle with time travel, TimeTravel, knowing what time travel can unleash (in Prowl's case, from first hand first-hand experience), simply because they feel the current situation is that bad. This earns them a serious WhatTheHellHero from Nightbeat, although he still ends up agreeing with them. Later on, [[spoiler:a revived Optimus Prime]] agrees to take part in the fight against the Quintessons, knowingly risking his life, not to mention using time-travel himself, for the same reasons.
* ''FanFic/MLPNextGenerationKnowFear'': The war against the griffons is going badly enough (even with the aid of Starburst's [[Franchise/GreenLantern new powers]]) that Celestia decides to have one of Equestria's godly rulers (herself, the other alicorns and Discord) unlock their full power and join the battlefield as a show of force. Everyone else is horrified by the potential consequences of this, but they go through with it anyway, with Twilight being the one whose power is unlocked, and she proceeds to take on an entire griffon army by herself [[spoiler:only [[spoiler:— only for it to turn out that the griffons [[CrazyPrepared already had plans prepared to neutralize her]].]]
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* In ''FanFic/WhiteDevilOfTheMoon'', when a combination attack {{combination attack}} of Nanoha, Fate Fate, and Hayate's strongest attacks don't work on Queen Metalla, Nanoha is forced to load up the Silver Crystal into Rising Heart, despite the fact that Nanoha could die going all out.all-out.



* In ''FanFic/TheBridge'', 200 something Gyaos flying straight towards Canterlot with nothing else to stop them? Time to revert the ponified Godzilla back into his true form. Princess Luna was ''not'' happy about it. [[spoiler: Thankfully it's a heroic version of the character.]]
* ''FanFic/ShadowsAwakening'': During the penultimate battle in the Forge of Shadows, Daolon Wong is empowered to the point of nearly defeating the J-Team singlehandedly. This forces Jade to remove the Tiger Talisman, which has been keeping her growing corruption by [[SuperPoweredEvilSide the Queen]] in check -- this allows her greater control of her powers, enough to fight Wong evenly, but risks her being fully corrupted by the Queen. [[spoiler: In fact, the Queen grows strong enough to [[EnemyWithout separate from Jade entirely]], thus becoming the new BigBad.]]

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* In ''FanFic/TheBridge'', 200 something 200-something Gyaos flying straight towards Canterlot with nothing else to stop them? Time to revert the ponified Godzilla back into his true form. Princess Luna was ''not'' happy about it. [[spoiler: Thankfully [[spoiler:Thankfully, it's a heroic version of the character.]]
* ''FanFic/ShadowsAwakening'': During the penultimate battle in the Forge of Shadows, Daolon Wong is empowered to the point of nearly defeating the J-Team singlehandedly. This forces Jade to remove the Tiger Talisman, which has been keeping her growing corruption by [[SuperPoweredEvilSide the Queen]] in check -- — this allows her greater control of her powers, enough to fight Wong evenly, but risks her being fully corrupted by the Queen. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In fact, the Queen grows strong enough to [[EnemyWithout separate from Jade entirely]], thus becoming the new BigBad.]]



** When Dark Tails nearly annihilates the fleets of both sides, both the Demons and Angels separately devote all their attention to taking him down, to the point where the Demons reactivate a galaxy-destroying superweapon just in case. And then Dark Tails achieves godhood in Episode 75 and nearly decimates the entire galaxy, they both decide to take it on together- the threshold is taken to the the point where ''Jesus Christ and Satan'' pull an EnemyMine and decide to (temporarily) help each other.
* ''FanFic/{{Symbiosis}}'', the act of calling the Elite Four from the Pokemon League is a sign that everything has gone to hell. Team Rocket successfully {{mind rape}}s and mind controls [[PsychicPowers Sabrina]] and force her to kill everyone in her gym and destroy Saffron City. It gets so bad that [[SoulPower Agatha]] and her massive Ghost Pokemon entourage have to called in.

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** When Dark Tails nearly annihilates the fleets of both sides, both the Demons and Angels separately devote all their attention to taking him down, to the point where the Demons reactivate a galaxy-destroying superweapon just in case. And then Dark Tails achieves godhood in Episode 75 and nearly decimates the entire galaxy, they both decide to take it on together- together — the threshold is taken to the the point where ''Jesus Christ and Satan'' pull an EnemyMine and decide to (temporarily) help each other.
* In ''FanFic/{{Symbiosis}}'', the act of calling the Elite Four from the Pokemon Pokémon League is a sign that everything has gone to hell. Team Rocket successfully {{mind rape}}s and mind controls [[PsychicPowers Sabrina]] and force forces her to kill everyone in her gym and destroy Saffron City. It gets so bad that [[SoulPower Agatha]] and her massive Ghost Pokemon Pokémon entourage have to be called in.
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** In ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', Ant-Man [[spoiler:becomes Giant-Man]], knowing that the power could kill him.

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** In ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', Ant-Man [[spoiler:becomes Giant-Man]], [[spoiler:Ant-Man becomes Giant-Man, knowing that the power could kill him.]]


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** ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'': [[spoiler:Turns out Fury has ''another'' threshold. There's some kind of global threat even the Avengers can't stop which causes random people to vanish into thin air? Time to page [[Film/CaptainMarvel2019 Captain Marvel]].]]
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* In the ''DCExtendedUniverse'',

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* In the ''DCExtendedUniverse'',''Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse'',
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* This is what the "Death Penalty" is in the NCAA, especially toward Football, in the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Methodist_University_football_scandal Southern Methodist University football scandal]]. SMU was one of the top football schools in the NCAA, but rampant violations of NCAA rules (most especially a "Slush Fund" used to pay players to come to SMU), resulted in the school being banned from competition for a year. Most players immediately left for other schools, and SMU's program was left in ruins, only having one winning season for the next 20 years, and still hasn't truly recovered to this day. NCAA officials compared the Death Penalty to dropping a nuclear bomb, that the consequences of doing so were so catastrophic, that they have done everything they can to not do it again, even when a school committed a comparatively serious offense (such as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penn_State_child_sex_abuse_scandal Penn State scandal]], though smaller schools/programs have suffered the penalty.

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* This is what the "Death Penalty" is in the NCAA, especially toward Football, in the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Methodist_University_football_scandal Southern Methodist University football scandal]]. SMU was one of the top football schools in the NCAA, but rampant violations of NCAA rules (most especially a "Slush Fund" used to pay players to come to SMU), resulted in the school being banned from competition for a year. Most players immediately left for other schools, and SMU's program was left in ruins, only having one winning season for the next 20 years, and still hasn't truly recovered to this day. NCAA officials compared the Death Penalty to dropping a nuclear bomb, that the consequences of doing so were so catastrophic, that they have done everything they can to not do it again, even when a school committed a comparatively serious offense (such as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penn_State_child_sex_abuse_scandal Penn State scandal]], though smaller schools/programs have suffered the penalty.penalty).
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