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30th Apr '16 11:38:57 PM Yozzy
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* Virus Bombs of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' work on a similar principle to the Red or Black Goo scenario noted above. They utilize something called the Life-Eater virus, which consumes everything organic on a planet and leaves behind massive, highly flammable gas clouds. A follow-up series of incendiary missiles ignites a planet-wide firestorm that scours all life from the surface, leaving nothing behind but lifeless rock. The Imperium uses them in dire situations when [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt a problem can only be solved by destroying a planet]]. For added NightmareFuel, note that the Life-Eater is absolutely in the [[EldritchAbomination Chaos God]] [[{{Plaguemaster}} Nurgle's]] wheelhouse.

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* Virus Bombs of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' work on a similar principle to the Red or Black Goo scenario noted above. They utilize something called the Life-Eater virus, which consumes everything organic on a planet and leaves behind massive, highly flammable swamps and gas clouds. A follow-up series of incendiary missiles ignites a planet-wide firestorm that scours all any remaining life from the surface, leaving nothing behind but a glowing, lifeless rock. The Imperium uses them in dire situations when [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt a problem can only be solved by destroying a planet]]. For added NightmareFuel, note that the Life-Eater is absolutely in the [[EldritchAbomination Chaos God]] [[{{Plaguemaster}} Nurgle's]] wheelhouse. Many of those who have the authority to use these world ending protocols have wisened up, and will prefer to use a [[EarthShatteringKaboom Cyclonic torpedo]] instead.
30th Apr '16 7:18:13 PM Sharlee
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* "The Lonesome Death Of Jordy Verrill" from ''Film/{{Creepshow}}'' features the opening phase of a Green Goo scenario, as Jordy and his farm are overgrown by the alien "weeds".


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* In the ''Tales of Tomorrow'' episode "Red Dust", space explorers who've just visited a once-populated world overrun by Red Goo discover the pink crystalline "dust" has infested their ship as well.
19th Apr '16 6:47:08 PM M84
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** The G-Lucifer in ''Anime/GundamReconguistaInG'' (a series that takes place after ''Turn A Gundam'') [[spoiler:also has a Moonlight Butterfly system.]]
11th Mar '16 3:34:27 PM igordebraga
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** [[https://xkcd.com/1242/ Another comic on "Scary Names"]] noted "Grey Goo" might not sound scary, but is something as terrifying as "Bird flu" and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demon_core "Demon core"]].


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* [[Website/SCPFoundation SCP]]-[[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-204 204]] is a downplayed example, as the cloud of nanomachines usually only [[EatingMachine destroys animals (including living people) to serve as fuel]]. But SCP-204 is still ranked at the highest threat level possible, probably because from organic matter to anything else is a quick jump.
8th Mar '16 1:52:01 PM eroock
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->''Imagine you meet a magical leprechaun. For a bargain price, he offers to fix up the your house and add an extra room. So you take him home, and he proceeds to eat your house and shit out a hundred and forty more leprechans, which promptly murder you.''

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->''Imagine ->''"Imagine you meet a magical leprechaun. For a bargain price, he offers to fix up the your house and add an extra room. So you take him home, and he proceeds to eat your house and shit out a hundred and forty more leprechans, which promptly murder you.''"''
5th Feb '16 6:32:43 AM Blastgamer
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5th Feb '16 6:32:36 AM Blastgamer
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* The Tarr in ''VideoGame/SlimeRancher'' are an organic example. They are formed when too many slimes eat too many plorts from other slimes and all they do is drag slimes and meat like the player and chickens and eat them. If they eat a slime they produce a copy of themselves.
2nd Feb '16 6:09:17 PM Sharlee
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* Prionic brain diseases such as mad cow operate like GreyGoo for the nervous system, as abnormal proteins cause adjacent protein molecules to be reconfigured into more such prions.

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* Prionic brain diseases such as mad cow operate like GreyGoo for the nervous system, as abnormal proteins cause adjacent protein molecules to be reconfigured into more such prions.of the same.
2nd Feb '16 6:07:31 PM Sharlee
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* Prionic brain diseases such as mad cow operate like GreyGoo for the nervous system, as abnormal proteins cause adjacent protein molecules to be reconfigured into more such prions.
2nd Feb '16 6:05:00 PM Sharlee
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* A nuclear chain reaction could be considered a ''subatomic'' version of GreyGoo, in how it spreads from atom to atom, splitting each one so it ejects neutrons that split other atoms and thus perpetuate the process.
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