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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'.
29th Feb '16 12:23:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/ReturnOfTheLivingDead'', the Army nukes Louisville, KY, to destroy a horde of zombies created by the chemical agent 2,4,5-Trioxin. This actually spreads the gas further.

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* In ''Film/ReturnOfTheLivingDead'', ''Film/TheReturnOfTheLivingDead'', the Army nukes Louisville, KY, to destroy a horde of zombies created by the chemical agent 2,4,5-Trioxin. This actually spreads the gas further.
29th Feb '16 12:22:01 PM Morgenthaler
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** This was also intended in the first film. The Nostromo was self destructed by the crew in an attempt to ensure the alien would be destroyed along with it. Things didn't turn out that way.

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** This was also intended in the first film.''Film/{{Alien}}''. The Nostromo was self destructed by the crew in an attempt to ensure the alien would be destroyed along with it. Things didn't turn out that way.
29th Feb '16 12:21:23 PM Morgenthaler
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** In ''VideoGame/AlienVsPredatorCapcom'', Linn Kurosawa reprograms a nuclear powered warship to crash into San Dread, California. Sure the town is completely destroyed, but the ship and town were full of Xenomorphs, anyway.


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* In ''VideoGame/AlienVsPredatorCapcom'', Linn Kurosawa reprograms a nuclear powered warship to crash into San Dread, California. Sure the town is completely destroyed, but the ship and town were full of Xenomorphs, anyway.
29th Feb '16 12:20:45 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TheCrazies 2010'' remake, the U.S. Army incinerates a small Iowa town to contain a leaked biological weapon.
** In the original 1973 version of ''TheCrazies'', a nuclear strike was discussed, but not used.
* In ''[[Film/TwentyEightDaysLater 28 Weeks Later]]'', the Rage virus escapes containment. The US Army panics and napalms most of the Isle of Dogs. It doesn't help.

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* In ''TheCrazies ''Film/TheCrazies 2010'' remake, the U.S. Army incinerates a small Iowa town to contain a leaked biological weapon.
** * In the original 1973 version of ''TheCrazies'', ''Film/TheCrazies'', a nuclear strike was discussed, but not used.
* In ''[[Film/TwentyEightDaysLater 28 Weeks Later]]'', ''Film/TwentyEightWeeksLater'', the Rage virus escapes containment. The US Army panics and napalms most of the Isle of Dogs. It doesn't help.



* The option was suggested in ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'' (1978) by the eyepatch-wearing Dr. Rausch in a television interview. He was not taken seriously.

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* The option was suggested in ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'' (1978) ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' by the eyepatch-wearing Dr. Rausch in a television interview. He was not taken seriously.



* The first few {{Kaiju}} in ''[[Film/PacificRim Pacific Rim]]'' had to be brought down by [[NuclearOption nuclear weapons]], as all other attempts to destroy the creatures simply had no effect at all. However, the sheer level of collateral damage that ensued made this an increasingly non-viable option, leading to the development of the [[GiantMecha Jaegers]].

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* The first few {{Kaiju}} in ''[[Film/PacificRim Pacific Rim]]'' ''Film/PacificRim'' had to be brought down by [[NuclearOption nuclear weapons]], as all other attempts to destroy the creatures simply had no effect at all. However, the sheer level of collateral damage that ensued made this an increasingly non-viable option, leading to the development of the [[GiantMecha Jaegers]].
21st Feb '16 10:10:31 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/TheAvengers'', 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/TheAvengers'', ''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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