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29th Sep '16 5:32:28 PM Prfnoff
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* ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' parodied SDI with "The Space-Based, Basselope-powered All-Purpose Defense Initiative," featuring a ridiculous variety of {{Death Ray}}s including the "Anti 7-Eleven Porno Rack Raygun" and the "Anti-presidential Progeny Destruct-o-Beam."
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23rd Aug '16 10:27:00 PM AgentWu
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* Almost completely inverted in ''Literature/{{VALIS}}''. In addition to healing serious injuries and curing cancer, it provides telepathic assistance to keep you from ''getting'' killed (including literally taking control of the protagonist when he is [[spoiler:framed as a Communist spy]]), advice (prophetic dreams, future knowledge, and at one point [[spoiler:an audience with God]]), and [[spoiler:immortality beyond death]]. The only thing it ''doesn't'' do is perform resurrections... at least not within the context of the story.

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* Almost completely inverted with VALIS in ''Literature/{{VALIS}}''.[[Literature/RadioFreeAlbemuth Radio Free Albemuth]]. In addition to healing serious injuries and curing cancer, it provides telepathic assistance to keep you from ''getting'' killed (including literally taking control of the protagonist when he is [[spoiler:framed as a Communist spy]]), advice (prophetic dreams, future knowledge, and at one point [[spoiler:an audience with God]]), and [[spoiler:immortality beyond death]]. The only thing it ''doesn't'' do is perform resurrections... at least not within the context of the story.
23rd Aug '16 10:16:04 PM AgentWu
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* Almost completely inverted in ''Literature/{{VALIS}}''. In addition to healing serious injuries and curing cancer, it provides telepathic assistance to keep you from ''getting'' killed (including literally taking control of the protagonist when he is [[spoiler:framed as a Communist spy]]), advice (prophetic dreams, future knowledge, and at one point [[spoiler:an audience with God]]), and [[spoiler:immortality beyond death]]. The thing it ''doesn't'' do is perform resurrections... at least not within the context of the story.

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* Almost completely inverted in ''Literature/{{VALIS}}''. In addition to healing serious injuries and curing cancer, it provides telepathic assistance to keep you from ''getting'' killed (including literally taking control of the protagonist when he is [[spoiler:framed as a Communist spy]]), advice (prophetic dreams, future knowledge, and at one point [[spoiler:an audience with God]]), and [[spoiler:immortality beyond death]]. The only thing it ''doesn't'' do is perform resurrections... at least not within the context of the story.
23rd Aug '16 10:14:21 PM AgentWu
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* Almost completely inverted in ''Literature/{{VALIS}}''. In addition to healing serious injuries and curing cancer, it provides telepathic assistance to keep you from ''getting'' killed (including literally taking control of the protagonist when he is [[spoiler:framed as a Communist spy]]), advice (prophetic dreams, future knowledge, and at one point [[spoiler:an audience with God]]), and [[spoiler:immortality beyond death]]. The thing it ''doesn't'' do is perform resurrections... at least not within the context of the story.
22nd Aug '16 9:20:00 AM NEOIVAN100
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* Taken to ''ridiculous'' ''[[UpToEleven extremes]]'' in [[ComicBook/SecretWars2015 Marvel's Secret Wars]], as it is revealed that, in order to stop the [[ApocalypseHow Incursions]], [[Comicbook/IronMan Iron Man]] has created the ''Sol's Hammer'', a kill sat surrounding the sun, [[ThePowerOfTheSun that absorbs it's power to recharge itself]] and can destroy a ''planet'' at 2% of POWER!!!.
7th Aug '16 11:31:24 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Reversed in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', where human planets are defended by UNSC Orbital Defense Platforms, Orbital "Super [=MACs=]" ([[MagneticWeapons Magnetic Accelerator Cannons]]) that fire [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale 3000-ton slugs at up to 4% the speed of light]] at incoming enemy warships. Smaller MAC weapons are mounted on every UNSC warship, and can be turned to fire planetside in a tick.
** That system is talked about in the ''Halo 2'' announcement trailer, where there is a debate between a general on the ground wanting those platforms to be used as Kill Sats against the already-landed invasion forces, and the admiral in orbit trying to hold off the Covenant fleet:

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* Reversed in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', where human ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** Human
planets are defended by UNSC Orbital Defense Platforms, Orbital "Super [=MACs=]" ([[MagneticWeapons Magnetic Accelerator Cannons]]) that fire [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale 3000-ton slugs at up to 4% the speed of light]] at incoming enemy warships. Smaller MAC weapons are mounted on every UNSC warship, and both versions can be turned to fire planetside in a tick.
** That system Earth's orbital defense grid is talked about featured in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}''; the ''Halo 2'' announcement trailer, where there is trailer has a debate between a general on the ground wanting those platforms to be used as Kill Sats against the already-landed invasion forces, and the admiral in orbit trying to hold off the Covenant fleet:



** In ''VideoGame/HaloWars'', the smaller [[WaveMotionGun MAC Gun]] of the CoolShip ''Spirit of Fire'' can be used as a more conventional, if ad hoc, Kill Sat. On the other hand, Covenant ground forces can call upon their own ships in orbit to deliver plasma bombardment or 'glassing' on their enemy.
** ''VideoGame/HaloReach'': A MAC strike destroys a Covenant ship this way - then the Covenant [[FromBadToWorse bring the whole fleet]].
*** "MAC Rounds? In Atmosphere!?"
*** After the Grafton destroys the Spire, it gets kill-satted by the Long Night of Solace.
** On a smaller scale, ''Reach'' has the Target Locator for calling down orbital bombardment strikes.

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** The expanded universe reveals that the Covenant have their own orbital defense stations, except theirs fire energy beams.
** In ''VideoGame/HaloWars'', the smaller [[WaveMotionGun MAC Gun]] Gun of the CoolShip ''Spirit of Fire'' can be used as a more conventional, if ad hoc, Kill Sat. On the other hand, Covenant ground forces can call upon their own ships in orbit to deliver plasma bombardment or 'glassing' on their enemy.
** ''VideoGame/HaloReach'': ''VideoGame/HaloReach'':
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A MAC strike destroys a Covenant ship this way - then the Covenant [[FromBadToWorse bring the a whole fleet]].
*** "MAC Rounds?
fleet]]:
--->"MAC rounds?
In Atmosphere!?"
atmosphere!?"
*** After the Grafton ''Grafton'' destroys the Spire, it gets kill-satted by the Long ''Long Night of Solace.
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Solace''[='s=] energy projector.
***
On a smaller scale, ''Reach'' has there's the Target Locator for calling down orbital bombardment strikes.
12th Jul '16 1:49:40 AM jormis29
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} Battlefield 2142]]'' has Orbital and EMP strikes.

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} Battlefield 2142]]'' ''VideoGame/Battlefield2142'' has Orbital and EMP {{EMP}} strikes.
9th Jul '16 7:34:38 PM zarpaulus
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* Literature/TakeshiKovac's homeworld of Harlan's World has several [[{{Precursors}} Martian]] satellites in orbit that vaporize any technology more advanced than a gas-powered helicopter that rises above a certain altitude. Though there is at least one gap in the coverage through which the original ColonyShip landed. The "angelfire" also makes for good Harlan's Day fireworks, and easy disposal of bodies.
21st Jun '16 4:00:57 PM Happy_Attack_Doge
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* The weapon, if fired, risks being discovered and shot down, hence it is reserved for only super high value targets.
9th Jun '16 3:52:22 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* Sega's arcade ''Strategic Defense Initiative'' subverts this trope. While you control a Kill Sat, that at the end of each stage goes back to the cargo hold of a space shuttle to be carried elsewhere, you use it to destroy enemy missiles, bases, and ships.

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* Sega's arcade ''Strategic Defense Initiative'' subverts this trope. While you control a Kill Sat, that at the end of each stage goes back to the cargo hold of a space shuttle to be carried elsewhere, you use it to destroy enemy missiles, bases, and ships.ships... in space[[note]]Well, at most asteroid bases in the Master System version[[/note]]
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