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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]].
15th Feb '17 9:33:14 PM Divra
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* ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' has a rare case: nuclear weapons used for ''crowd control.'' When a series of Black gangs overthrow the civic government of Atlanta and declare "the Commune." The hero, John Rumford, decides to nuke the whole city, stealing the bomb to do it because he has no authority and is a military consultant to an ally. Unlike most examples this is treated in-universe as an unambiguously good thing, with the unanimous approval of the military, cheering crowds after the fact, and no negative consequences whatsoever.[[/folder]]
* Mentioned in passing in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. Donald Morgan mentions having killed a quasi-deity of pain, torture and despair he fought into the American Southwest in TheFifties by luring it to the site of an atomic bomb test and teleporting out a split second before detonation.

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* ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' has a rare case: nuclear weapons used for ''crowd control.'' When a series of Black gangs overthrow the civic government of Atlanta and declare "the Commune." The hero, John Rumford, decides to nuke the whole city, stealing the bomb to do it because he has no authority and is a military consultant to an ally. Unlike most examples this is treated in-universe as an unambiguously good thing, with the unanimous approval of the military, cheering crowds after the fact, and no negative consequences whatsoever.[[/folder]]
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* Mentioned in passing in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. Donald Morgan mentions having killed a quasi-deity {{Skinwalker}}, a quasi-divine being with a portfolio of pain, torture and despair despair, he fought into the American Southwest in TheFifties by luring it to the site of an atomic bomb test and teleporting out a split second before detonation.
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15th Feb '17 9:31:40 PM Divra
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* Mentioned in passing in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. Donald Morgan mentions having killed a quasi-deity of pain, torture and despair he fought into the American Southwest in TheFifties by luring it to the site of an atomic bomb test and teleporting out a split second before detonation.
10th Feb '17 2:57:47 AM Chabal2
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* ''{{VideoGame/Touhou}}'' gives us Utsuho Reiuji (aka Okuu), who gained the power of manipulating nuclear fusion after eating a sun god (although her attacks don't use the traditional mushroom cloud, since she tosses miniature stars at people). She uses this power to ensure the fires of Hell keep burning. She's not very bright in canon, which fans like to interpret as her cheerfully throwing out vast spheres of starstuff at the slightest provocation.
31st Jan '17 10:06:46 AM Rhodes7
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* ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' has a rare case: nuclear weapons used for ''crowd control.'' When a series of Black gangs overthrow the civic government of Atlanta and declare "the Commune." The hero, John Rumford, decides to nuke the whole city, stealing the bomb to do it because he has no authority and is a military consultant to an ally. Unlike most examples this is treated in-universe as an unambiguously good thing, with the unanimous approval of the military, cheering crowds after the fact, and no negative consequences whatsoever.[[/folder]]
14th Jan '17 12:00:18 PM ACW
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**''Manga/DogSoldier'': [[AfricanTerrorists Zardoz]] is willing to nuke Tokyo, while UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi plans to use a massively powerful nuke on the West.
20th Dec '16 3:36:09 AM Hanz
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* In ''Videogame/Fallout4'' DLC Far Harbor, one of the ways you can deal with the radiation-worshipping [[{{Cult}} Children of Atom]] is to convince their leader to initiate "Division", AKA mass ritual suicide via a nuke in their base.
27th Nov '16 7:24:23 PM TheTropper
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', when Finland decides to confess to the space police they are harboring stolen space money. Randy, along with every country in the world agree to get rid of Finland. Immediately, nuclear missiles wipes Finland off the planet in a matter of seconds.
25th Nov '16 11:45:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* After being made aware of the aliens' plan to exterminate the human race and strip Earth of all its resources by means of a telepathic vision, a furiously {{badass}} President Whitmore in ''Film/IndependenceDay'' gives the order to "Nuke 'em. Let's nuke the bastards." Subsequently, a U.S. stealth bomber attacks the alien spaceship over Houston, Texas with a nuclear weapon, which [[spoiler: predictably, has no effect on the spacecraft whatsoever]]. See also: HopeSpot

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* After being made aware of the aliens' plan to exterminate the human race and strip Earth of all its resources by means of a telepathic vision, a furiously {{badass}} badass President Whitmore in ''Film/IndependenceDay'' gives the order to "Nuke 'em. Let's nuke the bastards." Subsequently, a U.S. stealth bomber attacks the alien spaceship over Houston, Texas with a nuclear weapon, which [[spoiler: predictably, has no effect on the spacecraft whatsoever]]. See also: HopeSpot
10th Nov '16 5:23:44 PM nombretomado
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* This trope is the final solution to the ensuing HellOnEarth in JohnCWright's ''Literature/WarOfTheDreaming''. [[spoiler: It almost doesn't work.]]
* In Day by Day Armageddon, the US Government decides to nuke most of the major US cities due to the spread of zombies getting out of hand. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, this doesn't fix things, because the zombies who weren't caught in the nuke blasts absorbed the radiation and it ''somehow'' turned them from slow zombies into fast zombies.]] Obviously, these people have not read Literature/TheZombieSurvivalGuide, which specifically argues against this (for pretty much this very same reason).

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* This trope is the final solution to the ensuing HellOnEarth in JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''Literature/WarOfTheDreaming''. [[spoiler: It almost doesn't work.]]
* In Day ''Day by Day Armageddon, Armageddon'', the US Government decides to nuke most of the major US cities due to the spread of zombies getting out of hand. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, this doesn't fix things, because the zombies who weren't caught in the nuke blasts absorbed the radiation and it ''somehow'' turned them from slow zombies into fast zombies.]] Obviously, these people have not read Literature/TheZombieSurvivalGuide, which specifically argues against this (for pretty much this very same reason).
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