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21st May '17 2:58:00 PM nombretomado
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* In ''VideoGame/{{DEFCON}}'' your job is to pretty much nuke the entire world (with the exception of your own continent). While several other weapons beside nukes exist, they are mostly used to shoot down nuclear missiles. Or shoot down airplanes carrying nuclear missiles. Or sink submarines that can sneak up on you and fire nuclear missiles. And all is shown in the style of the final scene from ''WarGames''.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{DEFCON}}'' your job is to pretty much nuke the entire world (with the exception of your own continent). While several other weapons beside nukes exist, they are mostly used to shoot down nuclear missiles. Or shoot down airplanes carrying nuclear missiles. Or sink submarines that can sneak up on you and fire nuclear missiles. And all is shown in the style of the final scene from ''WarGames''.''Film/WarGames''.
18th May '17 2:27:33 AM thatmadork
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** Let's talk a bit about the [[SarcasmMode lovely]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Death Korps of Krieg]], who subjected their own seditious homeworld to 500 years of "atomic cleansing".
28th Apr '17 9:23:11 AM QuizzicalPieridine
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* When asked how to deal with the Xenomorph threat in ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', Ellen Ripley responds with the famous line "I say we take off and nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure." In hope of a different answer the CorruptCorporateExecutive asks Corporal Hicks for ''his'' advice and he repeats the same thing. Of course, Ripley turns out to have been ''right'' in this case, and anyway there was only one uninfected person left alive in the colony. The line is frequently acknowledged in other mediums.

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* When asked how to deal with the Xenomorph threat in ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', Ellen Ripley responds with the famous line "I say we take off and nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.ItsTheOnlyWayToBeSure." In hope of a different answer the CorruptCorporateExecutive asks Corporal Hicks for ''his'' advice and he repeats the same thing. Of course, Ripley turns out to have been ''right'' in this case, and anyway there was only one uninfected person left alive in the colony. The line is frequently acknowledged in other mediums.
23rd Apr '17 5:29:29 PM Codefreak5
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** In the sequel, [[spoiler:the military decides to do this to the Ceph Lithoship floating above Central Park. Even though it didn't work last time, to the same aliens that are attacking this time. And even though the blast would destroy much of the New York City area, rendering it uninhabitable for years even if it ''did'' work. Fortunately, Col. Barclay stalls them long enough for you to shut the ship down yourself.]]
16th Apr '17 2:09:14 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* In the backstory of ''VideoGame/StarControl'' ''2'' it's mentioned that, after a nuclear exchange between Middle East countries that took place during 2015 -if memory serves right- that claimed several million lives, all nuclear weapons were stored in the so-called "Peace Vaults" so they'd never been used again... until the Chenjesu came asking mankind to join the war and they were re-opened much to their delight.
12th Apr '17 10:06:25 AM kyojikasshu
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** In the ''Future Imperfect'' miniseries, Hulk is able to send his [[EvilMeScaresMe evil]] [[FutureMeScaresMe future]] counterpart, the Maestro, back to Ground Zero of the very gamma bomb test that spawned the Hulk in the first place. And even getting vaporized by a gamma bomb at point blank range didn't kill the Maestro completely.
* In the ''Armor Wars'' storyline in ''ComicBook/IronMan'', CorruptCorporateExecutive Edwin Cord constructed the [[PoweredArmor Firepower suit]] for a military contract. Among its [[MoreDakka many armaments]] was a low-yield nuclear missile named the Terminax, which was ultimately used to destroy the Silver Centurion armor. Cord later blackmailed the military into keeping Firepower for himself by threatening to tell the press that this nuclear-armed battlesuit was intended for [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill riot control]]. The "new" Iron Man was able to [[CurbStompBattle tear Firepower apart]], though, and shut down another Terminax before it could destroy the Stark Enterprises campus.
3rd Apr '17 5:41:40 PM nombretomado
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* In HunterXHunter [[spoiler: Mereum, the main villain of the Chimera Ant Arc, was so powerful he literally was unbeatable. The strongest man in the world at the time could not even put a scratch on him, let alone defeat him. So he set off a nuke stored ''inside'' his body, in an attempt to kill Mereum... Except he ''survives'' and only dies hours later because of radiation poisoning.]]

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* In HunterXHunter ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' [[spoiler: Mereum, the main villain of the Chimera Ant Arc, was so powerful he literally was unbeatable. The strongest man in the world at the time could not even put a scratch on him, let alone defeat him. So he set off a nuke stored ''inside'' his body, in an attempt to kill Mereum... Except he ''survives'' and only dies hours later because of radiation poisoning.]]
31st Mar '17 6:07:17 PM TroperBeDoper
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* The [[Music/InsaneClowPosse ICP]] track "Bang, Pow, Boom!" is about a sentient version of this. A nuclear level, thinking explosion, that cleans out the scumbags and evildoers from the Dark Carnival when it gets crowded.

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* The [[Music/InsaneClowPosse [[Music/InsaneClownPosse ICP]] track "Bang, Pow, Boom!" is about a sentient version of this. A nuclear level, thinking explosion, that cleans out the scumbags and evildoers from the Dark Carnival when it gets crowded.
31st Mar '17 6:06:55 PM TroperBeDoper
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* The [[Music/InsaneClowPosse ICP]] track "Bang, Pow, Boom!" is about a sentient version of this. A nuclear level, thinking explosion, that cleans out the scumbags and evildoers from the Dark Carnival when it gets crowded.
16th Mar '17 10:55:55 AM nombretomado
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** The above quote is referenced in one of the ''{{Narbonic}}'' strips linked [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/narbonic/series.php?view=archive&chapter=9860 here]].

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** The above quote is referenced in one of the ''{{Narbonic}}'' ''{{Webcomic/Narbonic}}'' strips linked [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/narbonic/series.php?view=archive&chapter=9860 here]].
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