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7th Jun '16 2:16:33 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/Macross'' has this in the form of "Reaction" and "Dimension/Fold" weapons.

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* ''Anime/Macross'' ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' has this in the form of "Reaction" and "Dimension/Fold" weapons.
7th Jun '16 2:16:15 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'': Not only are the devices extremely effective in almost every time they're deployed, but the Zentradi are astounded that humans have the technology to make "Reaction Weapons".

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* ''Anime/Macross'' has this in the form of "Reaction" and "Dimension/Fold" weapons.
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''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'': Not only are the devices extremely effective in almost every time they're deployed, but the Zentradi are astounded that humans have the technology to make "Reaction Weapons".



** Subverted in the novels of ''Robotech,'' where Nukes are part of a set of weapons labeled as "Conventional Weapons" and does little to hurt them. Alien-enhanced [[NuclearWeaponsTaboo "Reflex Missiles,"]] are used instead.

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** * Subverted in the novels of ''Robotech,'' ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', where Nukes are part of a set of weapons labeled as "Conventional Weapons" and does do little to hurt them. the enemy. Alien-enhanced [[NuclearWeaponsTaboo "Reflex Missiles,"]] Missiles"]] are used instead.
5th Jun '16 3:47:33 PM DarkHunter
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*** The BackStory of the One Year War features the One Week Battle that opened the conflict, where nuclear weapons are used by TheFederation in a partially-successful attempt to stop a ColonyDrop, and then used by both sides during a major fleet battle not long after. The carnage resulting from both of these occasions causes both sides to sign the Antarctic Treaty, banning the use of [=WMDs=] of any kind.

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*** The BackStory of the One Year War features the One Week Battle that opened the conflict, where nuclear weapons are used by TheFederation in a partially-successful attempt to stop a ColonyDrop, and then used by both sides during a major fleet battle not long after. The carnage resulting from both of these occasions causes both sides to sign the Antarctic Treaty, banning the use of [=WMDs=] of any kind.nukes and chemical weapons (so, naturally, both sides start work on solar-powered death rays instead... [[LoopholeAbuse those aren't nuclear, and thus are not banned under treaty]]).
25th Feb '16 7:30:22 PM PaulA
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* ''Film/FailSafe'': The plot of the film is that a flight of U.S. bombers with nukes has, through a combination of events, been given orders to attack Moscow. They can't be recalled and there won't be enough time to stop all of them. The President (HenryFonda) tries to convince the Soviet Premier that it's a mistake, but the Premier, while seemingly willing to believe him, needs something more to convince his military staff. So, the President quickly sets up a plan. [[spoiler: At the end, when Moscow has been destroyed by the last U.S. bomber, another, similar bomber drops the same type and number of nukes on New York City. In both cases, there's no time to evacuate or warn the civilian population of each city.]]

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* ''Film/FailSafe'': The plot of the film is that a flight of U.S. bombers with nukes has, through a combination of events, been given orders to attack Moscow. They can't be recalled and there won't be enough time to stop all of them. The President (HenryFonda) (Creator/HenryFonda) tries to convince the Soviet Premier that it's a mistake, but the Premier, while seemingly willing to believe him, needs something more to convince his military staff. So, the President quickly sets up a plan. [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At the end, when Moscow has been destroyed by the last U.S. bomber, another, similar bomber drops the same type and number of nukes on New York City. In both cases, there's no time to evacuate or warn the civilian population of each city.]]
7th Feb '16 5:33:08 PM zarpaulus
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** The supplement dedicated to Firewall includes stats for antimatter grenades. The larger version vaporizes everything in a 1-km radius.
31st Jan '16 7:18:59 PM Iapetus22
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* FantasticNuke category: in the final mission of ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'', Furion decides to mount a final DesperationAttack using a booby-trap on the sacred Mount Hyjal, with the elves' World Tree as bait. The massive explosion results in the destruction of thousands of night elven spirits, the death of the World Tree, and the loss of their immortality, [[TheExtremistWasRight but it works]].

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* FantasticNuke category: in the final mission of ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'', Furion decides to mount a final DesperationAttack using a booby-trap on the sacred Mount Hyjal, with the elves' World Tree as bait. The massive explosion results in the destruction of thousands of night elven spirits, the death of severe damage to the World Tree, Tree (though the epilogue narrator notes that it "will heal in time"), and the loss of their immortality, [[TheExtremistWasRight but it works]].
17th Jan '16 5:04:38 PM nombretomado
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* The Earthling Cruisers from StarControl carry fire-and-forget homing nukes and point-defense laser systems as standard. The nukes are leftovers from a previous war, stored in underground 'Peace Vaults' for about fifty years. Worth noting that the other races of the Alliance were ''very'' pleased to see that Earthlings had a large supply of nukes lying around; most of them had dismantled their nuclear arsenals long ago, but now they were facing an enemy against whom a powerful weapon like a nuke would be quite handy.

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* The Earthling Cruisers from StarControl ''VideoGame/StarControl'' carry fire-and-forget homing nukes and point-defense laser systems as standard. The nukes are leftovers from a previous war, stored in underground 'Peace Vaults' for about fifty years. Worth noting that the other races of the Alliance were ''very'' pleased to see that Earthlings had a large supply of nukes lying around; most of them had dismantled their nuclear arsenals long ago, but now they were facing an enemy against whom a powerful weapon like a nuke would be quite handy.
1st Dec '15 3:18:39 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': Discussed. [[spoiler:Both District 13 and the Capitol have nukes trained on each other, but mutually assured destruction of all humanity keeps them both at bay.]]
22nd Nov '15 6:05:41 PM nombretomado
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* Considered several times in ''TheSalvationWar'', many more if the thread discussions are included. [[spoiler:A nuclear weapon ends up being used to vaporize the angelic Incomparable Legion of Light.]]

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* Considered several times in ''TheSalvationWar'', ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'', many more if the thread discussions are included. [[spoiler:A nuclear weapon ends up being used to vaporize the angelic Incomparable Legion of Light.]]
24th Sep '15 8:24:20 PM eroock
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->''We're going over there, and bringing the most lethal killing machine ever devised. We're capable of launching more firepower than has ever been released in the history of war. For one purpose alone: to keep our country safe. We constitute the front line and the last line of defense.''

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->''We're ->''"We're going over there, and bringing the most lethal killing machine ever devised. We're capable of launching more firepower than has ever been released in the history of war. For one purpose alone: to keep our country safe. We constitute the front line and the last line of defense.''"''
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