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21st Aug '16 12:25:55 PM nombretomado
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* A common policy among the more hardline Firewall members in ''EclipsePhase'' is "sometimes, blasting the habitat into radioactive dust is the only way to...well, you know". Sometimes it works wonders; when applied by Earth's power blocs against the [=TITANs=], during the Fall, it was about as effective as a rubber hammer.

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* A common policy among the more hardline Firewall members in ''EclipsePhase'' ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' is "sometimes, blasting the habitat into radioactive dust is the only way to...well, you know". Sometimes it works wonders; when applied by Earth's power blocs against the [=TITANs=], during the Fall, it was about as effective as a rubber hammer.
7th Aug '16 1:49:35 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The Covenant doesn't stop at nukes when it comes to Flood outbreaks. They bombard the entire planet with plasma until rock and sand starts to melt and is transformed to volcanic glass. Earth gets spared this treatment due to the Arbiter advising Half-Jaw against it, though a good chunk of Africa is still glassed.

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** The Covenant doesn't stop at nukes when it comes to Flood outbreaks. They bombard the entire planet with plasma until rock and sand starts to melt and is transformed to volcanic glass. Earth gets spared this treatment in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' due to the Arbiter advising Half-Jaw against it, though a good chunk of Africa is still glassed.



** Even after Cortana acquires Halo Installation 04's activation index, she and Master Chief still destroy Halo's pulse generators and ultimately the Halo itself just to be sure it won't be activated. It also serves as reassurance that the Flood aboard won't manage to leave the ring.

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** Even after Cortana acquires Halo Installation 04's activation index, index in ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', she and Master Chief still destroy Halo's pulse generators and ultimately the Halo itself just to be sure it won't be activated. It also serves as reassurance that the Flood aboard won't manage to leave the ring.
7th Aug '16 1:48:43 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Covenant in ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' doesn't stop at nukes when it comes to Flood outbreaks. They bombard the entire planet with plasma until rock and sand starts to melt and is transformed to volcanic glass. Earth gets spared this treatment due to the Arbiter advising Half-Jaw against it, though half of Africa is still glassed.
** The Halos themselves are the Forerunners' execution of this trope, killing all non-Flood life in the galaxy to ensure the Flood has no food.
** Even after Cortana acquires Halo Installation 04's activation index, she and Master Chief still destroy Halo's pulse generators and ultimately the Halo itself just to be sure it won't be activated. It also serves as reassurance that the Flood won't manage to leave the ring.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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The Covenant in ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' doesn't stop at nukes when it comes to Flood outbreaks. They bombard the entire planet with plasma until rock and sand starts to melt and is transformed to volcanic glass. Earth gets spared this treatment due to the Arbiter advising Half-Jaw against it, though half a good chunk of Africa is still glassed.
** The Halos themselves are the Forerunners' execution of this trope, killing all non-Flood sentient life in the galaxy to ensure the Flood has no food.
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** Even after Cortana acquires Halo Installation 04's activation index, she and Master Chief still destroy Halo's pulse generators and ultimately the Halo itself just to be sure it won't be activated. It also serves as reassurance that the Flood aboard won't manage to leave the ring.
19th Jul '16 10:47:11 AM JackG
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TheVirus, ThePlague, or some similar infestation or contaminant has gotten out of containment and threatens to spread uncontrollably. If any [[QuarantineWithExtremePrejudice conventional means]] have been deployed to control it, they were grossly inadequate. [[GodzillaThreshold The danger is now severe enough]] that Plan B - maybe even Plan A - is sheer [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill Overkill]]: a local armageddon which will destroy the facility, city, or entire region in one blast, ensuring that not a single trace remains to [[HereWeGoAgain kick off the epidemic all over again]]. It could be [[NukeEm a nuke]], it could be a [[KillItWithFire thermobaric explosive]], it could be OrbitalBombardment - but whatever it is, high civilian or friendly casualties are almost certain, and are chalked off as "acceptable losses".

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TheVirus, ThePlague, or some similar infestation or contaminant has gotten out of containment and threatens to spread uncontrollably. If any [[QuarantineWithExtremePrejudice conventional means]] have been deployed to control it, they were grossly inadequate. [[GodzillaThreshold The danger is now severe enough]] that [[TimeForPlanB Plan B B]] - maybe even Plan A - is sheer [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill Overkill]]: a local armageddon which will destroy the facility, city, or entire region in one blast, ensuring that not a single trace remains to [[HereWeGoAgain kick off the epidemic all over again]]. It could be [[NukeEm a nuke]], it could be a [[KillItWithFire thermobaric explosive]], it could be OrbitalBombardment - but whatever it is, high civilian or friendly casualties are almost certain, and are chalked off as "acceptable losses".
8th Jul '16 7:33:09 PM KillerClowns
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* The only way in ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' to deal with an [[HostileTerraforming infected world]] is by way of OrbitalBombardment until ''all traces'' of biosphere and atmosphere are eradicated.
10th Jun '16 12:42:33 PM Thecommander236
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* Riff from Webcomic/SluggyFreelance thinks this is an acceptable way to deal with [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/071017 two women talking to each other about him if they are ex-girlfriends and/or potential girlfriends.]]
17th May '16 6:33:35 AM Franubis
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** Even after Cortana acquires Halo Installation 04's activation index, she and Master Chief still destroy Halo's pulse generators and ultimately the Halo itself just to be sure it won't be activated. It also serves as reassurance that the Flood won't manage to leave the ring.
16th May '16 2:16:54 PM ajbit26
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** The most famous example from the series is the fate of Raccoon city, as detailed ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'', ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis Resident Evil 3, Nemesis]]'', and the ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilOutbreak Outbreak]]'' games. Starting in May of 1998 with [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil Arklay Mountains Incident]], there were several more outbreaks of the T-virus that slowly started to overwhelm the city. The tipping point occurred on September 22 when Umbrella forces tried to retrieve a new virus sample from one of it's reclusive researchers, William Birkin. In the resulting chaos the virus got into the sewers and infected city's rat population, which lead to a full-scale ZombieApocalypse. The situation quickly got out of control; Local police were overwhelmed in days (though some of them put up a valiant, but ill-fated, LastStand at their headquarters), and containment forces that the National Government sent in met similar fates. By September 30th the city was deemed a lost cause; almost the entire population was either dead or infected and military barriers around the city were starting to fail. Faced with the threat of the infection spreading to the rest of the country, the U.S Government ordered Raccoon City sterilized by missile strike. While the type, and even number, of weapons they used to destroy the city varies from game to game [[note]] In ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis RE 3]]'' it was single Nuke, in ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilOutbreak Outbreak]]'' there were 3 to 4 missiles, in other depictions it's a new type of non-nuclear weapon, volley of cruise missiles, or a combination of all of the above[[/note]], the end result was that the city was ''completely wiped off the map''. All that remains of Raccoon City are [[http://projectumbrella.net/files/images/RaccoonCity_Destroyed.png a few craters surrounded by a scorched landscape]] and a [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/residentevil/images/6/60/050_%281%29.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20110727200649 government research faculty/Quarantine Zone]].

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** The most famous example from the series is the fate of Raccoon city, City, as detailed ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'', in ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis Resident Evil 3, Nemesis]]'', and the ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilOutbreak Outbreak]]'' games. Starting in May of 1998 with [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil Arklay Mountains Mansion Incident]], there were several more outbreaks of the T-virus that slowly started to overwhelm the city. The tipping point occurred on September 22 when Umbrella forces tried to retrieve a new virus sample from one of it's reclusive researchers, William Birkin. In the resulting chaos the virus got into the sewers and infected city's rat population, which lead to a full-scale ZombieApocalypse. The situation quickly got out of control; Local police were overwhelmed in days (though some of them put up a valiant, but ill-fated, LastStand at their headquarters), and containment forces that the National Government sent in met similar fates. By September 30th the city was deemed a lost cause; almost the entire population was either dead or infected and military barriers around the city were starting to fail. Faced with the threat of the infection spreading to the rest of the country, the U.S Government ordered Raccoon City sterilized by missile strike. While the type, and even number, of weapons they used to destroy the city varies from game to game [[note]] In ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis RE 3]]'' it was single Nuke, nuke, in ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilOutbreak Outbreak]]'' there were 3 to 4 missiles, in other depictions it's a new type of non-nuclear weapon, volley of cruise missiles, or a combination of all of the above[[/note]], the above. It seems to be offically nuclear now.[[/note]] The end result was that the city was ''completely wiped off the map''. All that remains of Raccoon City are [[http://projectumbrella.net/files/images/RaccoonCity_Destroyed.png a few craters surrounded by a scorched landscape]] and a [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/residentevil/images/6/60/050_%281%29.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20110727200649 government research faculty/Quarantine Zone]].
16th Mar '16 12:30:32 AM ifly6
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* In Series/StargateSG-1, the main team drops a massive nuclear weapon to blow up the gate through which the Ori intend to come to the Milky Way galaxy. It fails spectacularly, as all the energy of the warhead is only used by the Ori to collapse a planet into a black hole to power a nearby supergate. But before they realised that, they billed it as the 'only way to be sure'.

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* In Series/StargateSG-1, Series/StargateSG1, the main team drops a massive nuclear weapon to blow up the gate through which the Ori intend to come to the Milky Way galaxy. It fails spectacularly, as all the energy of the warhead is only used by the Ori to collapse a planet into a black hole to power a nearby supergate. But before they realised that, they billed it as the 'only way to be sure'.
16th Mar '16 12:30:09 AM ifly6
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* In Series/StargateSG-1, the main team drops a massive nuclear weapon to blow up the gate through which the Ori intend to come to the Milky Way galaxy. It fails spectacularly, as all the energy of the warhead is only used by the Ori to collapse a planet into a black hole to power a nearby supergate. But before they realised that, they billed it as the 'only way to be sure'.
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