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22nd May '16 3:13:52 PM Discar
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* Hostile nanoswarms are so common in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' that there's standard-issue tactics and equipment to stop them; people worried about nanobot infection drink nanotech-fighting chemicals to control them, "nanofilm" is routinely employed to control rogue nanobot swarms, and worst comes to worst, the nanobots will be isolated by ubiquitous AI with gravity-control technology. %%If anyone knows what the employer's name is, feel free to add it in. Go Go Wiki Magic!
-->'''Employer of the month:''' We've all been drinking Nanneze like it was Ovalquik.
-->'''Tagon:''' Careful, that stuff'll kill you.
-->'''Employer:''' What, the Nanneze, or the Ovalquik?
-->'''Tagon:''' ''Both.''

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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'':
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Hostile nanoswarms are so common in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' that there's standard-issue tactics and equipment to stop them; people worried about nanobot infection drink nanotech-fighting chemicals to control them, "nanofilm" is routinely employed to control rogue nanobot swarms, and worst comes to worst, the nanobots will be isolated by ubiquitous AI with gravity-control technology. %%If anyone knows what the employer's name is, feel free to add it in. Go Go Wiki Magic!
-->'''Employer --->'''Employer of the month:''' We've all been drinking Nanneze like it was Ovalquik.
-->'''Tagon:'''
Ovalquik.\\
'''Tagon:'''
Careful, that stuff'll kill you.
-->'''Employer:'''
you.\\
'''Employer:'''
What, the Nanneze, or the Ovalquik?
-->'''Tagon:'''
Ovalquik?\\
'''Tagon:'''
''Both.''''
** The comic does point out one of the biggest weaknesses of nanobots: Extreme heat. Even when they have evolved plasma shielding, any reasonably dangerously level of heat will overwhelm any defenses the nanites have and cause their inner workings to warp and fail. If a gravitic-enabled AI isn't around to help, it's common to bust out the plasma weapons on wide spread to handle hostile swarms. For bonus points, most PowerArmor in the setting can handle fire without too much difficulty, so you don't even have to worry about your own men.
13th May '16 7:06:26 PM Firestorm17
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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.

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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.well
* In the ''Series/{{Stitchers}}'' episode "Two Deaths of Jamie B", the eponymous victim was trying to make nanobots to clean up oil spills and accidentally programmed them to recognize the wrong kind of organic molecules, so that they specifically target living things. Fortunately, he figures this out before they are released and shuts the project down. Unfortunately his boss is StupidEvil enough to want to restart it as a weapons project.
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.
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