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28th Nov '17 4:14:12 AM SeptimusHeap
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* During ''ComicBook/SecretWarsII'', Phoenix (Rachel Summers) from ComicBook/{{X-Men}} considered destroying the whole universe in an attempt to stop the Beyonder: He was too powerful to be affected by any "common" attack, but Ray theorized he may (only may) be unable to survive if the universe around him ceased existing. At that point in the plot the Beyonder, while clearly a PersonOfMassDestruction , was only arguably a villain - Who's the OmnicidalManiac now, Ray?

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* During ''ComicBook/SecretWarsII'', Phoenix (Rachel Summers) from ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen considered destroying the whole universe in an attempt to stop the Beyonder: He was too powerful to be affected by any "common" attack, but Ray theorized he may (only may) be unable to survive if the universe around him ceased existing. At that point in the plot the Beyonder, while clearly a PersonOfMassDestruction , was only arguably a villain - Who's the OmnicidalManiac now, Ray?
27th Nov '17 8:34:10 PM Angeldeb82
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** The most famous example from the series is the fate of Raccoon City, as detailed in ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis Resident Evil 3, Nemesis]]'', and the ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilOutbreak Outbreak]]'' games. Starting in May of 1998 with the [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil 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.[[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. It seems to be officially 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]] and a government research faculty/Quarantine Zone.

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** The most famous example from the series is the fate of Raccoon City, as detailed in ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis Resident Evil 3, Nemesis]]'', and the ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilOutbreak Outbreak]]'' games. Starting in May of 1998 with the [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil 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 its reclusive researchers, William Birkin. In the resulting chaos the virus got into the sewers and infected city's rat population, which lead led to a full-scale ZombieApocalypse. The situation quickly got out of control; Local 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.[[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. It seems to be officially 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]] and a government research faculty/Quarantine Zone.
27th Nov '17 8:31:13 PM Angeldeb82
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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]] - 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]] - maybe even Plan A - is sheer [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill 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".
7th Aug '17 2:50:25 PM oloryn
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* In ''Series/{{Nikita}}'', in the episode "Self Destruct", Birkhoff quotes this trope as they contemplate destroying the Division facility.
12th Jul '17 1:16:07 PM WillKeaton
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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.]]

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* Riff from Webcomic/SluggyFreelance ''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.]]
3rd Jul '17 1:50:20 PM kome360
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* in ''VideoGame/DyingLight'', there comes a point where the powers that be decide zombie-infested Harran is too dangerous to keep quarantined indefinitely and ought to be destroyed completely. [[spoiler:Kyle Crane, the player, manages first to stall them and then to back off more or less for good. It's implied that, if they ever get what they want out of Crane's possession, the city is toast.]]

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* in In ''VideoGame/DyingLight'', there comes a point where the powers that be decide zombie-infested Harran is too dangerous to keep quarantined indefinitely and ought to be destroyed completely. [[spoiler:Kyle Crane, the player, manages first to stall them and then to back off more or less for good. It's implied that, if they ever get what they want out of Crane's possession, the city is toast.]]]]
** The DLC forces Crane to decide if Harran must live or die; [[spoiler:he found the cure, but it just turns zombies into [b]sentient zombies[/b]. Which is worse, genocide or an outbreak of monsters?]]



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26th Jun '17 9:07:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': During the ZombieApocalypse five Mega-Cities, including Mega-City Two (U.S. west coast), are already hopelessly overrun by zombies by the time the world's governments can coordinate their efforts. They agree that they have no other option but to write off the survivors and launch their nuclear arsenals at the cities to deny [[{{Necromancer}} Sabbat]] another two billion soldiers for his undead army.

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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': During the ZombieApocalypse in the "Judgment Day" arc, five Mega-Cities, including Mega-City Two (U.S. west coast), are already hopelessly overrun by zombies by the time the world's governments can coordinate their efforts. They agree that they have no other option but to write off the survivors and launch their nuclear arsenals at the cities to deny [[{{Necromancer}} Sabbat]] another two billion soldiers for his undead army.
22nd Jun '17 12:10:43 PM DarkHunter
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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.

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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 it... so Half-Jaw ''only'' glasses half of Africa is still glassed.instead.
15th Jun '17 7:01:39 PM Anddrix
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* In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', the World Security Council decides to simply [[NukeEm nuke Manhattan]] to contain the invading Chitauri forces, despite the fact that the Avengers are still continuing their efforts to stop the Chitauri and that there's still civilians evacuating the area. SHIELD Director Nick Fury declares the idea a "stupid-ass" strategy for dealing with the invasion, and takes down the nuke carrying plane with a rocket launcher. [[spoiler: It's a pity that someone on the WSC was GenreSavvy enough to launch a second plane.]]

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* In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', the World Security Council decides to simply [[NukeEm nuke Manhattan]] to contain the invading Chitauri forces, despite the fact that the Avengers are still continuing their efforts to stop the Chitauri and that there's still civilians evacuating the area. SHIELD Director Nick Fury declares the idea a "stupid-ass" strategy for dealing with the invasion, and takes down the nuke carrying plane with a rocket launcher. [[spoiler: It's a pity that someone on the WSC was GenreSavvy smart enough to launch a second plane.]]
23rd May '17 7:34:11 AM Overanalyzer
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* In Comicbook/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic, Zayne warns the Mandalorians that their base on Jebble has been overrun by [[ZombieApocalypse rakghouls]], thinking that they'll quarantine the planet. [[TheDragon Cassus Fett]] opts to sterilize the site with a massive nuclear strike instead.
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