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10th Jun '17 2:45:31 PM nombretomado
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* In WorldWarHulk, someone suggested Nuking the Hulk and his Warbound. Maria Hill pointed out that this would just make him stronger.

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* In WorldWarHulk, ''ComicBook/WorldWarHulk'', someone suggested Nuking the Hulk and his Warbound. Maria Hill pointed out that this would just make him stronger.
7th Jun '17 1:19:20 PM ZimFan89
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* Part of the dystopian nature of ''Literature/NoW'' is that nukes are used with reckless abandon by both nations and terrorist groups alike. As of this writing, the list of cities nuked includes [[spoiler: Colombo, Moscow, Tbilisi, Cairo, and ''most of Pakistan and northern India'']].
7th Jun '17 1:25:16 AM DeathToTVTropes
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* The short original run of ''Marvel Boy'' depicted its titular superhero (despite his prodigious combat-oriented abilities) as wiping out a group of enemy agents by simply flying over their base and dropping a nuclear weapon on them.
3rd Jun '17 1:57:40 PM Qrow
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* Believe it or not, there's actually a ''spell'' to do this in ''Literature/TheInheritanceCycle''. Of course it's never actually called that, because this is a Medieval Fantasy setting where most people are shocked to find out the earth is round, but the effects it has are all exactly the same, right down to the radioactive fallout, or "invisible poison" as it gets called, (though there are spells to get rid of that too). [[GodzillaThreshold It's not used much because of the collateral damage]], and the fact that the ''[[TakingYouWithMe user]]'' [[TakingYouWithMe is the one whose atoms get split to make the boom]]. The two times it was used, both users had already gone insane: once before the series started, when a Rider named Thuviel saw his dragon killed in [[BigBad Galb]][[HeroKiller atorix]]'s purge, rendering the island of Vroengard uninhabitable in the process; the second was [[spoiler: Galbatorix himself, after a CareBearStare [[DrivenToSuicide dives him to kill himself]] in TheFinalBattle.]] And what are the words to this spell? [[spoiler: "Waíse Néiat." Be Not.]]
29th May '17 9:14:28 PM Stealth
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** The Nukem rocket launcher from the same game is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Don't fire at anything ''too'' close to yourself.
27th May '17 11:59:46 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* ''Literature/ForAllTime'' has nuke gets getting tossed around by snowballs. They're first used to destroy three cities in Germany and three in Japan to end World War II, then to quell communist uprisings in the Philippines. After the Soviets drop a hydrogen bomb on Zagreb, it just goes downhill from there. Hands down the most impressive developmental example goes to [[spoiler: Korea's Great People's Revolutionary Hammer, a ''250,000 Megaton'' DoomsdayDevice - which ends up bringing an end to Korea after it's bombed to hell by a coalition of world powers.]] However, the achievement for most destruction goes to [[spoiler: the Soviet Union under Andrei Chikatilo. They wipe out China in a nuclear exchange in 1973, unleash an unprovoked attack on the Middle East in 1975, and finally turns its arsenal ''on itself'' in a nuclear civil war in the 1980's.]]
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.]]
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