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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).
17th Sep '16 8:46:51 AM Odacon_Spy
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* In ''WVideoGame/orldInConflict,'' this happens twice in the campaign. First a tactical nuke is called in to take out an overwhelming Soviet force headed for a "hold at all costs" level objective. Then, at the end of the campaign, you are racing against time to push the Russians out of Seattle before their Chinese reinforcements arrive and the president is forced to obliterate the city. And you can call in as many as you want in multiplayer.

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* In ''WVideoGame/orldInConflict,'' ''VideoGame/WorldInConflict,'' this happens twice in the campaign. First a tactical nuke is called in to take out an overwhelming Soviet force headed for a "hold at all costs" level objective. Then, at the end of the campaign, you are racing against time to push the Russians out of Seattle before their Chinese reinforcements arrive and the president is forced to obliterate the city. And you can call in as many as you want in multiplayer.
1st Sep '16 12:47:56 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''WorldInConflict,'' this happens twice in the campaign. First a tactical nuke is called in to take out an overwhelming Soviet force headed for a "hold at all costs" level objective. Then, at the end of the campaign, you are racing against time to push the Russians out of Seattle before their Chinese reinforcements arrive and the president is forced to obliterate the city. And you can call in as many as you want in multiplayer.

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* In ''WorldInConflict,'' ''WVideoGame/orldInConflict,'' this happens twice in the campaign. First a tactical nuke is called in to take out an overwhelming Soviet force headed for a "hold at all costs" level objective. Then, at the end of the campaign, you are racing against time to push the Russians out of Seattle before their Chinese reinforcements arrive and the president is forced to obliterate the city. And you can call in as many as you want in multiplayer.
27th Jul '16 5:18:24 PM TheRecreator
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** Later seasons started using them more frequently, such as the Mark IX "Gatebuster", a [[{{Unobtainium}} naquadriah]]-enhanced warhead with a supposed yield of several gigatons[[note]]For reference, the most powerful nuke ever actually detonated in reality was "merely" 50 megatons, which is roughly 100 times weaker than the Gatebuster[[/note]]. Of course, given that they were fighting the Ori in their last season, it's logical that they would bring their most powerful weapons to bear.

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** Later seasons started using them more frequently, such as the Mark IX "Gatebuster", a [[{{Unobtainium}} naquadriah]]-enhanced warhead with a supposed yield of several gigatons[[note]]For reference, the most powerful nuke ever actually detonated in reality was "merely" 50 megatons, which is roughly 100 times weaker than the Gatebuster[[/note]]. Of course, given that they were fighting [[EnergyBeings the Ori Ori]] in their last season, it's logical that they would bring their most powerful weapons to bear.
18th Jun '16 12:17:44 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* The topic of the TitleTrack from ''Massive Killing Capacity'' by Music/{{Dismember}}.
13th Jun '16 9:08:58 PM WC-83
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** Another reason the N2 mines weren't used was because they'd incapacitate the Angel... [[DestructiveSavior and drastically alter the ground around it]] (the characters remark on redrawing the map more than once). Contrast the Eva's, who at most will level a part of the (already submerged) city.
10th Jun '16 2:56:59 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'': Lampshade hung in that, for all that it's implied that nuclear weapons are a weapon of last resort (Earth Command authorizing their use is seen as a big thing), ''every ship in the fleet'' seems to have unlimited stores of them (probably because the Protodeviln command ship commanding their enemies is ''just that tough''). At one point, Basara even exclaims "Reaction weapons! Reaction Weapons! Any time something goes wrong, is that the only solution you have?!"

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** ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'': Lampshade hung in that, for all that it's implied that nuclear weapons are a weapon of last resort (Earth Command authorizing their use is seen as a big thing), ''every ship in the fleet'' seems to have unlimited stores of them (probably because the Protodeviln command ship commanding their enemies is ''just that tough''). At one point, Basara even exclaims "Reaction weapons! Reaction Weapons! Any time something goes wrong, is that the only solution you have?!"
10th Jun '16 2:56:19 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' series are an exception to the NuclearWeaponsTaboo, although its reaction weaponry isn't nuclear ''per se'' -- it's an ''annihilation'' weapon, that is, an ''antimatter'' charge:

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* The ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' series are an exception to the NuclearWeaponsTaboo, although its reaction weaponry isn't nuclear ''per se'' -- it's an ''annihilation'' weapon, that is, an ''antimatter'' charge:charge (and is itself eventually ''surpassed'' in power by dimension/fold weapons, which warp ''spacetime itself''):



** ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'': Lampshade hung in that, for all that it's implied that nuclear weapons are a weapon of last resort (Earth Command authorizing their use is seen as a big thing), ''every ship in the fleet'' seems to have unlimited stores of them. At one point, Basara even exclaims "Reaction weapons! Reaction Weapons! Any time something goes wrong, is that the only solution you have?!"
*** ''Macross 7'' was probably given an unlimited supply of them because they did absolutely jack shit to the Protodeviln command ship.
** ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' shows that even chronically [[RedShirtArmy redshirted]] NUNS pilots could be pretty effective when armed with the stuff. Of course, arming everyone with such weapons means that the NUNS on board the Frontier is reaching the end of its rope, as [[AdaptiveAbility the Vajra have managed to adapt to everything else]] (and, eventually, adapt to reaction warheads too...)
** There's also ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes''. Because of the "Thirteen Day War" that occurred centuries before the canon timeline, which nearly exterminated the human race, nuclear weapons on planets were considered a taboo. [[spoiler: Still doesn't mean none are willing nuke their ''own'' planets just because.]]
* The ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' remix also features judicious use of nuclear weapons and their 'reaction' upgrades, here called 'reflex weapons'.

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** ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'': Lampshade hung in that, for all that it's implied that nuclear weapons are a weapon of last resort (Earth Command authorizing their use is seen as a big thing), ''every ship in the fleet'' seems to have unlimited stores of them.them (probably because the Protodeviln command ship commanding their enemies is ''just that tough''). At one point, Basara even exclaims "Reaction weapons! Reaction Weapons! Any time something goes wrong, is that the only solution you have?!"
*** ''Macross 7'' was probably given an unlimited supply of them because they did absolutely jack shit to the Protodeviln command ship.
** ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' shows that even chronically [[RedShirtArmy redshirted]] NUNS (New United Nations Spacey) pilots could be pretty effective when armed with the stuff. Of course, arming everyone with such weapons means that the NUNS forces on board the Frontier is are reaching the end of its their rope, as [[AdaptiveAbility the Vajra have managed to adapt to everything else]] (and, eventually, adapt to reaction warheads too...)
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** There's The ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' adaptation of ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' also ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes''. Because features judicious use of nuclear weapons and their 'reaction' upgrades, here called 'reflex weapons'.
* In ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'', because
of the "Thirteen Day War" that occurred centuries before the canon timeline, which nearly exterminated the human race, nuclear weapons on planets were considered a taboo. [[spoiler: Still doesn't mean none are willing nuke their ''own'' planets just because.]]
* The ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' remix also features judicious use of nuclear weapons and their 'reaction' upgrades, here called 'reflex weapons'.
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