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8th May '16 4:00:01 AM Ghidorah1972
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' introduces the "Omega Directive," which is this trope applied to the Omega molecule--a super-powerful substance which, if mishandled, can not only blow up anything around, but also turn entire sectors of space into a NoWarpingZone. If Omega is detected, Starfleet must do anything necessary to destroy it, with all other directives rescinded.

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' introduces the "Omega Directive," which is this trope applied to the Omega molecule--a super-powerful substance which, if mishandled, can not only blow up anything around, but also turn entire sectors of space into a NoWarpingZone. If Omega is detected, Starfleet must do anything necessary to destroy it, with all other directives - even the Prime Directive itself - rescinded.
26th Apr '16 6:21:13 AM XTC
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* Rodimus Prime proposed this in ''WesternAnimattion/TheTransformers'' season 3 episode "Fight or Flee" when the Decepticons conquer an energy-rich, game-changing planet populated by pacifist robots. Although understandably reluctant, the pacifist residents, who had neither the skill nor the desire to fight a protracted war, agreed to the plan and eliminated their beloved home/galaxy-threatening weapon in one giant blast.
25th Apr '16 10:35:03 PM Eddy1215
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** Done more successfully with the Cat of Khartoum, which transformed anyone scratched by its claws into CatPeople. Fortunately, smashing it is what undoes the transformation.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'', to prevent anyone from using the Kraang's [[PowerOfTheVoid Black Hole Generator]], the Utrom split it into three parts and hid them across the galaxy. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, the Triceratons found the fragments and used the weapon on Earth]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'', to prevent anyone from using the Kraang's [[spoiler:actually Professor Honeycutt's]] [[PowerOfTheVoid Black Hole Hole]] [[UnrealisticBlackHole Generator]], the Utrom split it into three parts and hid them across the galaxy. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, the Triceratons found the fragments and used the weapon on Earth]].Earth. Fortunately, [[TheAtoner an atoning]] Honeycutt pulled a HeroicSacrifice to change the future and destroy both the generator and the Triceraton fleet]].
13th Feb '16 4:57:58 PM henry42
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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' has Sensei Greg. Who eventually closed his dojo of "[[SupernaturalMartialArts Anime Style]] Martial Arts" in part due to worries that it turned out to be a magical training and there's no way to ensure that good powers would be granted to the right people. Just before the dojo was wrecked by [[spoiler:a sleepwalking magic-user and a dragon]] anyway.
** Raven [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2009-06-09 asks Abraham why he has not simply destroyed the Dewitchery Diamond yet.]] Abraham claims the Diamond is impossible to destroy and [[ClingyMacguffin seems to thwart attempts to hide it away permanently]]. Raven jokes that he could have considered [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Mount Doom]] and Abraham admits he never considered using a volcano. After that conversation, the destruction of the Diamond is never brought up again.
** This is the reason why TheMasquerade exists. The government is afraid that magic could fall into the hands of the wrong people and so keep the fact that it can be learned a secret. [[spoiler: The antagonist of the ''Family Tree'' arc is one such example of magic falling into the wrong hands.]]

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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' has ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'':
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Sensei Greg. Who Greg eventually closed his dojo of "[[SupernaturalMartialArts Anime Style]] Martial Arts" in part due to worries that it turned out to be a magical training and there's no way to ensure that good powers would be granted to the right people. Just before the dojo was wrecked by [[spoiler:a sleepwalking magic-user and a dragon]] anyway.
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** Raven [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2009-06-09 asks Abraham why he has not simply destroyed the Dewitchery Diamond yet.]] Abraham claims the Diamond is impossible to destroy and [[ClingyMacguffin seems to thwart attempts to hide it away permanently]]. Raven jokes that he could have considered [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Mount Doom]] and Abraham admits he never considered using a volcano. After that conversation, the destruction of the Diamond is never brought up again.
permanently]].
** This is the reason why TheMasquerade exists. The government is afraid that magic could fall into the hands of the wrong people and so keep the fact that it can be learned a secret. [[spoiler: The antagonist villain of the ''Family Tree'' arc is one such example of magic falling into the wrong hands.]]
8th Feb '16 9:09:23 AM Eddy1215
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'', to prevent anyone from using the Kraang's [[PowerOfTheVoid Black Hole Generator]], the Utrom split it into three parts and hid them across the galaxy. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, the Triceratons found the fragments and used the weapon on Earth]].
4th Feb '16 9:57:01 AM Chazz
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** Turns out, the original seven felt that way about the Justice League ''itself.'' The expansion wasn't just to increase numbers and power, but to also bring in a far wider variety of viewpoints to help keep them grounded; GA's lecture about the cannon was just the first and most prominent example.
27th Jan '16 9:32:26 PM Premonition45
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See also: TheWorldIsNotReady, StatusQuoIsGod, and ReluctantMadScientist. If the power simply isn't used, for no specific reason, that's HoldingBackThePhlebotinum. If the protagonists aim for this trope but don't succeed, see DangerousDeviceDisposalDebacle.

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See also: TheWorldIsNotReady, StatusQuoIsGod, ReluctantMadScientist, and ReluctantMadScientist.TechnologicalPacifist. If the power simply isn't used, for no specific reason, that's HoldingBackThePhlebotinum. If the protagonists aim for this trope but don't succeed, see DangerousDeviceDisposalDebacle.
26th Nov '15 10:27:21 PM Melkior
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* This trope runs the 1998 film, ''Film/{{Sphere}}''. The titular object is speculated to be of alien origin and its function seems to be to [[spoiler:make real anything a person can think of]] but the catch is that it also [[spoiler:makes real even the subconscious expectations and fears of a person's heart]]. Not surprisingly, the people who discovered it, upon realising its true nature, decide not only to get rid of it but also that they need to forget that it ever existed so that nobody will ever try to retrieve it.
25th Nov '15 8:35:08 PM Eddy1215
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* Parodied in one episode of TheBigBangTheory. The guys end up with one of the actual props of the One Ring from the Film/LordOfTheRings movies, and squabble constantly over who gets to keep it, while Leonard rolls his eyes. While they're asleep, Leonard takes the ring, and tells them he sent it back to Creator/PeterJackson where it belongs. [[spoiler: Subverted when it turns out Leonard kept it for himself.]]

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* Parodied in one episode of TheBigBangTheory.''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. The guys end up with one of the actual props of the One Ring from the Film/LordOfTheRings movies, and squabble constantly over who gets to keep it, while Leonard rolls his eyes. While they're asleep, Leonard takes the ring, and tells them he sent it back to Creator/PeterJackson where it belongs. [[spoiler: Subverted when it turns out Leonard kept it for himself.]]




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* In one episode of ''Series/{{Castle}}'' involving an invisible man, Castle and Beckett learn that the victim of the day stole research data from a government facility trying to develop an invisibility suit, so that he may perfect it as part of a revenge scheme cooked up with his friend. After nearly crossing the line, he realizes that invisibility is too much power for humanity to have and wiped out the facility's research and planned to destroy the suit, only for it to stolen by the killer. In the end, Beckett and Castle arrest the killer and the head researcher takes custody of the suit. Realizing that the victim was right abut the suit being a DealWithTheDevil, Castle warned the researcher not to lose her soul.


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* In numerous episodes of ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' where the bears discover [[LostTechnology ancient inventions built by their ancestors]], they come to the conclusion that their ancestors' technology is too powerful for anyone to possess (especially when Duke Igthorn gets his hands on it) and destroy it.
19th Nov '15 1:21:41 PM Tacitus
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-->'''Linkara''': Is there any one person who can be trusted with this much destructive power? The capabilities of this thing are incalculable! And can I really be trusted to keep it? You know, maybe...maybe we should destroy it.

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-->'''Linkara''': Is there any one person who can be trusted with this much destructive power? The capabilities of this thing are incalculable! And can I really be trusted to keep it? You know, maybe... maybe we should destroy it.


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* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', this is an awed Simmons' response when [[TheSlacker Grif]] discusses his plan to grab a [[InvisibilityCloak cloaking device]], thus allowing him to nap whenever and wherever he wanted.
-->'''Grif:''' I would be completely unstoppable.\\
'''Simmons:''' Actually, you would be the exact opposite of that.\\
'''Grif:''' Totally stoppable. Already stopped.\\
'''Simmons:''' No man should have that kind of power.
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