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29th Jun '16 6:08:34 AM z121231211
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** In the spirit of the redoubt, bridges and tunnels were set-up with demolition charges during hte UsefulNotes/ColdWar to cut off all easy entries to the country, basically leaving potential invaders with the choice between mountains, lakes, rivers or more mountains.[[note]]They were deemed too dangerous and expensive (while it is also possible to attain the same effect with mobile equipment) in 1991 and the last ones were disarmed and removed in 2014.[[/note]]

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** In the spirit of the redoubt, bridges and tunnels were set-up with demolition charges during hte the UsefulNotes/ColdWar to cut off all easy entries to the country, basically leaving potential invaders with the choice between mountains, lakes, rivers or more mountains.[[note]]They were deemed too dangerous and expensive (while it is also possible to attain the same effect with mobile equipment) in 1991 and the last ones were disarmed and removed in 2014.[[/note]]
25th Jun '16 2:59:30 PM Kytseo
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* At the end of ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'', [[spoiler: despite the Gentlemen's Oath, Dovahkiin solves everything by farting on someone's balls (specifically, Kenny's)]].
25th Jun '16 2:56:54 PM Kytseo
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* In ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear Xrd'', the in-canon reason for Elphelt being a playable character is that Ramlethal's plot is the threshold, and El herself being Godzilla (reason being that both are Valentines, and the last Valentine shown in the series was the BigBad).
15th Jun '16 6:23:36 PM SuperSonicHeroes
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** [[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.
10th Jun '16 4:38:42 PM Kadorhal
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-->'''[[spoiler:Price]]:''' Do you know how to put out an oil fire, sir? You set off a ''bigger'' explosion next to it. Sucks out all the oxygen. Snuffs the flame. (...) We've got a pretty big fire. We're going to need a ''huge'' bang...
** When the team has to take Makarov's bomber, Volk, out of Paris alive so he can be interrogated. When they get to the bridge over the Seine, they meet a Russian barricade which won't let them through. The air support manages to wipe them out, but in the process [[spoiler:they end up bringing the ''Eiffel Tower'' down]]. This is because the President gave them a clear order to do what they have to do to bring Volk alive.

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-->'''[[spoiler:Price]]:''' Do you know how You want to put out an oil fire, sir? You Sir, you set off a ''bigger'' bigger explosion right next to it. Sucks out all away the oxygen. Snuffs the flame. (...) We've got ourselves a pretty big fire. We're going Gonna to need a ''huge'' bang...
** When the team has to take Makarov's bomber, Volk, out of Paris alive so he can be interrogated. When interrogated, they get to held up on the bridge over the Seine, Seine when they meet a Russian barricade which that won't let them through. The air support manages to wipe them out, They can't take care of it on their own, but they're also hesitant in calling in the process [[spoiler:they end up bringing the ''Eiffel Tower'' down]]. This is AC-130 again because [[spoiler:that much firepower would bring down the Eiffel Tower]] in the process. Ultimately, they're given direct authorization from the President gave them a clear order to do what they have need to do to bring Volk alive.get that bomber in alive. Cue [[spoiler:massive air strike at the end of the bridge and the Tower coming down into the river as the smoke is clearing]].



* The threats from [[spoiler:Revan, the returning Sith Emperor and then the Eternal Empire of Zakul]] forces the Republic and Sith Empire to work together in the expansions to ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic''
* In the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' backstory, [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy the Krogan]] are this. The galaxy was being threatened on all fronts by [[BugWar the Rachni]] leaving the Galactic Council so desperate that the Salarians decided to find their own tough, relatively primitive, hyper-aggressive race, the Krogan, and give them spaceships and high tech weapons. It worked, but then the Krogan with their [[ExplosiveBreeder rapid breeding]] and aforementioned warlike nature became aggressive expansionists leading the Salarian's to unleash a biological weapon on them to drive them to near sterility. In ''Mass Effect 3'', you're faced with undoing the sterility plague so that the Krogan can be the galaxy's shock troops once again.
** Said rapid breeding was itself a Threshold for the designers of the genophage- their fertility was so powerful that they couldn't touch it with the genophage, and instead had to reduce infant viability. The Krogan still conceived just as many children as before- but the vast majority were stillborn.

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* The threats from [[spoiler:Revan, the returning Sith Emperor and then the Eternal Empire of Zakul]] forces the Republic and Sith Empire to work together in the expansions to ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic''
''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic''.
* In the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' backstory, [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy the Krogan]] are this. The galaxy was being threatened on all fronts by [[BugWar the Rachni]] leaving the Galactic Council so desperate that the Salarians decided to find their own tough, relatively primitive, hyper-aggressive race, the Krogan, and give them spaceships and high tech weapons. It worked, but then the Krogan with their [[ExplosiveBreeder rapid breeding]] and aforementioned warlike nature became aggressive expansionists expansionists, leading the Salarian's Salarians to unleash a biological weapon on them to drive them to near sterility. In ''Mass Effect 3'', you're faced with undoing the sterility plague so that the Krogan can be the galaxy's shock troops once again.
** Said rapid breeding was itself a Threshold for the designers of the genophage- genophage - their fertility was so powerful that they couldn't touch it with the genophage, and instead had to reduce infant viability. The Krogan still conceived just as many children as before- before - but the vast majority were stillborn.



** Three of the four possible endings of the game involve this in one way or another. Because of the situation, [[spoiler: the Catalyst offers the only real way out, so either Shepard has to go with one of three options - none of which are a clear-cut victory and all involve some sacrifices - or doom the galaxy. If Shepard takes too long, the Crucible is destroyed. If Shepard refuses any of the above options, the galaxy falls and its up to the next cycle to do the job using what Shepard's people left behind.]]

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** Three of the four possible endings of the game involve this in one way or another. Because of the situation, [[spoiler: the Catalyst offers the only real way out, so either Shepard has to go with one of three options - none of which are a clear-cut victory and all involve some sacrifices - or doom the galaxy. If Shepard takes too long, the Crucible is destroyed. If Shepard refuses any of the above options, the galaxy falls and its it's up to the next cycle to do the job using what Shepard's people left behind.]]



* In ''Warcraft 3'': The Warsong clan and their leader Grom Hellscream went to Ashenvale to acquire lumber for the new settlement of the orcs. As it turns out, this was the home of [[PhysicalGod Cenarius]] and the night elves, who believed that the orcs were servants of the [[OmnicidalManiac Burning Legion]]. While the orcs had been servants to the Legion in the past, they had thrown off the Legion's enslavement by this point. However, the elves and Cenarius were quickly pushing them to their limits, leading to the orcs having to drink the blood of Mannoroth, rebonding them to the Legion, in order to survive and win.

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* In ''Warcraft ''VideoGame/WarCraft 3'': The Warsong clan and their leader Grom Hellscream went to Ashenvale to acquire lumber for the new settlement of the orcs. As it turns out, this was the home of [[PhysicalGod Cenarius]] and the night elves, who believed that the orcs were servants of the [[OmnicidalManiac Burning Legion]]. While the orcs had been servants to the Legion in the past, they had thrown off the Legion's enslavement by this point. However, the elves and Cenarius were quickly pushing them to their limits, leading to the orcs having to drink the blood of Mannoroth, rebonding them to the Legion, in order to survive and win.



* Pops up in the final GDI mission of ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer 3: [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSeries Tiberium Wars]]''. Faced with a grueling assault on an enemy stronghold in hopes of ending an AlienInvasion, Director Boyle will urge you to use the Liquid Tiberium bomb to wipe out the foe with a single press of a button - even though doing so will set off a chain reaction in the world's largest Red Zone, killing millions if not billions of civilians, causing irreparable environmental damage, and annihilating your own army. However, as hard as the fight is, your forces are still capable of winning without using the bomb and thereby destroying southern Europe.

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* Pops up in the final GDI mission of ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer 3: [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSeries Tiberium Wars]]''.''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars''. Faced with a grueling assault on an enemy stronghold in hopes of ending an AlienInvasion, Director Boyle will urge you to use the Liquid Tiberium bomb to wipe out the foe with a single press of a button - even though doing so will set off a chain reaction in the world's largest Red Zone, killing millions if not billions of civilians, causing irreparable environmental damage, and annihilating your own army. However, as hard as the fight is, your forces are still capable of winning without using the bomb and thereby destroying southern Europe.
10th Jun '16 1:02:28 PM Fallingwater
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* In Timothy Zahn's ''Literature/TheConquerorsTrilogy'', the arrival of a dangerous alien threat starts everyone talking about dusting off a superweapon the humans used once and never used again. [[spoiler: Subverted- the weapon doesn't actually exist, it was actually a freak accident where a solar flare wiped out a fleet.]]

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* In Timothy Zahn's ''Literature/TheConquerorsTrilogy'', the arrival of a dangerous alien threat starts everyone talking about dusting off a superweapon the humans used once as a last resort and never used again. again on the grounds of how barbaric the results were. [[spoiler: Subverted- Subverted in that the weapon doesn't actually exist, it was actually exist; a freak accident where a solar flare wiped out a fleet.the enemy fleet was spun by the human government into the fearsome superweapon. It doesn't take long before everybody wonders why the human government doesn't use it, since the Godzilla Threshold has obviously been long passed.]]
2nd Jun '16 7:31:11 PM PaulA
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** In ''Uhura's Song'' the Federation Council finds the plague sweeping across the Federation so serious that they ''suspend the Prime Directive'' and tell Kirk that they're trusting his judgement on how to get the cure that ''legends'' say exist on a planet he has only vague information about the location of. Spock misunderstands the reasoning and says they seem rather optimistic about their chances of finding the cure, despite his attempts to emphasize how flimsy their information is. Kirk explains that their apparent optimism is really grasping at straws because the situation is much worse than they (on the Enterprise) know. (It is strongly implied that the existence of the Federation and the survival of multiple member species is at stake. General Order One is not suspended lightly.)

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** In ''Uhura's Song'' ''Literature/UhurasSong'' the Federation Council finds the plague sweeping across the Federation so serious that they ''suspend the Prime Directive'' and tell Kirk that they're trusting his judgement on how to get the cure that ''legends'' say exist on a planet he has only vague information about the location of. Spock misunderstands the reasoning and says they seem rather optimistic about their chances of finding the cure, despite his attempts to emphasize how flimsy their information is. Kirk explains that their apparent optimism is really grasping at straws because the situation is much worse than they (on the Enterprise) know. (It is strongly implied that the existence of the Federation and the survival of multiple member species is at stake. General Order One is not suspended lightly.)
30th May '16 5:35:56 PM ThatGuyYouKnowThatGuy
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** This was even crazier during the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and later the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, at which times the country could be sealed into "the Redoubt", effectively a chain of fortresses in the mountains staffed with half a million men and equipped with anything from heavy weapons and tanks to DCA and artillery, all camouflaged in the Alps' charming scenery. Plus 2 months worth of supplies to hold a siege.[[note]]This plan was enough to have Germany think twice about invading Switzerland in 1940, at the height of their might. In the end the didn't deem it worth it.[[/note]]

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** This was even crazier during the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and later the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, at which times the country could be sealed into "the Redoubt", effectively a chain of fortresses in the mountains staffed with half a million men and equipped with anything from heavy weapons and tanks to DCA and artillery, all camouflaged in the Alps' charming scenery. Plus 2 months worth of supplies to hold a siege.[[note]]This plan was enough to have Germany think twice about invading Switzerland in 1940, at the height of their might. In the end the they didn't deem it worth it.[[/note]]
30th May '16 4:13:30 PM SantosLHalper
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* The King of Swaziland attempted to invoke this, declaring a five-year moratorium on sex with girls under 18 due to the AIDS epidemic in Southern Africa. Then he [[{{Hypocrite}} broke it with a twelve-year-old girl]].

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* The King of Swaziland attempted to invoke this, declaring a five-year moratorium on sex with girls under 18 due to the AIDS epidemic in Southern Africa. Then he [[{{Hypocrite}} broke it with a twelve-year-old seventeen year-old girl]].
30th May '16 4:13:08 PM SantosLHalper
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* The King of Swaziland attempted to invoke this, declaring a ''five-year moratorium on sex'' due to the AIDS epidemic in Southern Africa. Then he [[EvilOverlord broke it with a twelve-year-old girl]].

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* The King of Swaziland attempted to invoke this, declaring a ''five-year five-year moratorium on sex'' sex with girls under 18 due to the AIDS epidemic in Southern Africa. Then he [[EvilOverlord [[{{Hypocrite}} broke it with a twelve-year-old girl]].
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