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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.
19th Feb '17 8:47:34 PM isoycrazy
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* ''Discworld/TheLastHero'' has a shoutout to this when Leonard de Quirm describes a possible threat to his spaceship he just made. His illustration of the Imaginary Hull Borer ("if such a creature invades the ship, vital crew split up in order to search for it") includes the Latatian "Nucleus situm ex orbita, unus certis maximus". In other words, "Nuke the entire site from orbit, It's the Only Way to Be Sure."
26th Jan '17 8:04:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* In VideoGame/StarcraftIIWingsOfLiberty'', Selendis wants to do this to an infested colony, albeit less drastically than the ones in the original. Instead of incinerating the entire planet, her method is vaporising the (potentially) infested parts.

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* In VideoGame/StarcraftIIWingsOfLiberty'', ''VideoGame/StarCraftIIWingsOfLiberty'', Selendis wants to do this to an infested colony, albeit less drastically than the ones in the original. Instead of incinerating the entire planet, her method is vaporising the (potentially) infested parts.
26th Jan '17 8:04:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'': The research facility on Noveria includes a safety mechanism in the so-called "hot labs" that initiates a NeutronBomb explosion and sterilizes the labs, to contain outbreaks. There's also a more comprehensive system that shuts down environmental control throughout the facility and sinks it deeper into the ice shelf, letting the conditions kill off anything hazardous. Similarly, this approach is also taken with Saren's facility in Virmire with the Salarians converting their ship's drive core to a makeshift nuclear device.

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''VideoGame/MassEffect1'': The research facility on Noveria includes a safety mechanism in the so-called "hot labs" that initiates a NeutronBomb explosion and sterilizes the labs, to contain outbreaks. There's also a more comprehensive system that shuts down environmental control throughout the facility and sinks it deeper into the ice shelf, letting the conditions kill off anything hazardous. Similarly, this approach is also taken with Saren's facility in Virmire with the Salarians converting their ship's drive core to a makeshift nuclear device.
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