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* In ''Manga/SevenSeeds'', the Fuji Ship during the Minor Heat arc is basically an armoury stacked to the roof with guns, rifles, revolvers, anything that shoots bullets. Like the other Fuji shelters, it was built to sustain over time and [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the meteor impact]], housing a big number of people to keep them safe. The ship did have another purpose, though, which was this Trope! [[spoiler: If the people on the ship thought that things were absolutely hopeless and there was no chance of recovery, they were to activate the rockets on the ship. These rockets, which included one nuclear warhead, were to be shot out and rain all over Japan, [[KillEmAll killing everyone]]. This sequence would also start the self-destruct sequence of the ship, sealing all exits and exploding after the rockets were launched with a 24 Hour span of time after the activation of this sequence.]] Needless to say, the plot of the Minor Heat arc is to prevent this from happening.
* In ''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.]]

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* In ''Manga/SevenSeeds'', the Fuji Ship during the Minor Heat arc is basically an armoury stacked to the roof with guns, rifles, revolvers, anything that shoots bullets. Like the other Fuji shelters, it was built to sustain over time and [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the meteor impact]], housing a big number of people to keep them safe. The ship did have another purpose, though, which was this Trope! [[spoiler: If [[spoiler:If the people on the ship thought that things were absolutely hopeless and there was no chance of recovery, they were to activate the rockets on the ship. These rockets, which included one nuclear warhead, were to be shot out and rain all over Japan, [[KillEmAll killing everyone]]. This sequence would also start the self-destruct sequence of the ship, sealing all exits and exploding after the rockets were launched with a 24 Hour span of time after the activation of this sequence.]] Needless to say, the plot of the Minor Heat arc is to prevent this from happening.
* In ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' [[spoiler: Mereum, [[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.]]



* 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.]]
* Happens in ''Manga/GetterRobo Go'', after [[spoiler: Shin Getter Robo goes berserk]] they various governments make several attempts to try and stop it, eventually resorting to a nuclear strike. [[spoiler: The machine ends up ''grabbing the missile and [[CombiningMecha combining with it]]'' ]]

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* 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 [[spoiler:Still doesn't mean none are willing nuke their ''own'' planets just because.]]
* Happens in ''Manga/GetterRobo Go'', after [[spoiler: Shin [[spoiler:Shin Getter Robo goes berserk]] they various governments make several attempts to try and stop it, eventually resorting to a nuclear strike. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The machine ends up ''grabbing the missile and [[CombiningMecha combining with it]]'' ]]



* In ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', [[spoiler: this is the government's response to the super hero war that threatens to engulf the world.]]

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* In ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', [[spoiler: this [[spoiler:this is the government's response to the super hero war that threatens to engulf the world.]]



* In ''ComicBook/TheSecretHistory'', the nuke dropped on Nagasaki was really just to kill [[spoiler: William de Lecce. It's a matter of speculation whether he's really dead or not.]]

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* In ''ComicBook/TheSecretHistory'', the nuke dropped on Nagasaki was really just to kill [[spoiler: William [[spoiler:William de Lecce. It's a matter of speculation whether he's really dead or not.]]



* In the Fanfic/DevaSeries [[spoiler: the Americans use a pair of [=SLBMs=] to obliterate a massive swarm of [[ImplacableMan Seeds]] that were heading for either New York or London. Even though nothing else significant was harmed -- middle of the ocean, and all -- Hayate was not happy, since she feels that it wouldn't be too much of a stretch now for someone to think to launch a barrage of nukes at Al Hanthis... which would obliterate Cairo in the process. Also, the Al Hantheans are utterly horrified once they learn exactly how nuclear weapons work. It is probably worth noting that there is InUniverse debate as to whether this was Nuke Em or NuclearOption; it did work, and [[WarriorPrince Yussef]] and [[SergeantRock Maunders]] don't consider it an overreaction. Yussef notes that point defences now make anything short of a nuclear MacrossMissileMassacre worthless against Al Hanthis and would rather not use another if possible, but is mentally prepared to do so [[GodzillaThreshold if all the chips are down]], unlike Hayate who absolutely refuses to consider it.]]

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* In the Fanfic/DevaSeries [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Americans use a pair of [=SLBMs=] to obliterate a massive swarm of [[ImplacableMan Seeds]] that were heading for either New York or London. Even though nothing else significant was harmed -- middle of the ocean, and all -- Hayate was not happy, since she feels that it wouldn't be too much of a stretch now for someone to think to launch a barrage of nukes at Al Hanthis... which would obliterate Cairo in the process. Also, the Al Hantheans are utterly horrified once they learn exactly how nuclear weapons work. It is probably worth noting that there is InUniverse debate as to whether this was Nuke Em or NuclearOption; it did work, and [[WarriorPrince Yussef]] and [[SergeantRock Maunders]] don't consider it an overreaction. Yussef notes that point defences now make anything short of a nuclear MacrossMissileMassacre worthless against Al Hanthis and would rather not use another if possible, but is mentally prepared to do so [[GodzillaThreshold if all the chips are down]], unlike Hayate who absolutely refuses to consider it.]]



* 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 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, [[spoiler:predictably, has no effect on the spacecraft whatsoever]]. See also: HopeSpot



** [[spoiler: [[LethalJokeWeapon And then the scientists kill it with shampoo.]]]]
** The scientists were unable to pass on their specific information because the general in charge was an asshole who refused to take their call.

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** [[spoiler: [[LethalJokeWeapon [[spoiler:[[LethalJokeWeapon And then the scientists kill it with shampoo.]]]]
** The scientists were unable to pass on their specific information because the general in charge was an asshole who refused to take their call.
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* ''Film/TheReturnOfTheLivingDead''. They nuke the zombies (and all the main characters in the process), but, of course, [[spoiler: that just causes the zombification juice to re-enter the atmosphere and create ''more'' zombies]]. Good going, dumbasses.
* In ''Film/BeneathThePlanetOfTheApes'', the remaining human faction [[spoiler: worships a fully functional cobalt bomb.]]

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* ''Film/TheReturnOfTheLivingDead''. They nuke the zombies (and all the main characters in the process), but, of course, [[spoiler: that [[spoiler:that just causes the zombification juice to re-enter the atmosphere and create ''more'' zombies]]. Good going, dumbasses.
* In ''Film/BeneathThePlanetOfTheApes'', the remaining human faction [[spoiler: worships [[spoiler:worships a fully functional cobalt bomb.]]



* In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness the World]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist Security]] [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Council]] decides that the Avengers are going to lose the final battle and decide to just nuke Manhattan Island (along with all its inhabitants) to disrupt the wormhole through which the Chitauri army is invading. [[spoiler: Tony winds up nearly sacrificing himself to guide the nuke into space and chuck it at the alien ship instead.]] Needless to say, neither Nick Fury nor any of the Avengers were particularly impressed by their stellar display of competence.

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* In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness the World]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist Security]] [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Council]] decides that the Avengers are going to lose the final battle and decide to just nuke Manhattan Island (along with all its inhabitants) to disrupt the wormhole through which the Chitauri army is invading. [[spoiler: Tony [[spoiler:Tony winds up nearly sacrificing himself to guide the nuke into space and chuck it at the alien ship instead.]] Needless to say, neither Nick Fury nor any of the Avengers were particularly impressed by their stellar display of competence.



* 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.]]
* This trope is the final solution to the ensuing HellOnEarth in Creator/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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* 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 [[spoiler:Galbatorix himself, after a CareBearStare [[DrivenToSuicide dives him to kill himself]] in TheFinalBattle.]] And what are the words to this spell? [[spoiler: "Waíse [[spoiler:"Waíse Néiat." Be Not.]]
* This trope is the final solution to the ensuing HellOnEarth in Creator/JohnCWright's ''Literature/WarOfTheDreaming''. [[spoiler: It [[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, [[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).



** [[spoiler: After allying with Randall and gaining a permanent source of power, Monroe manages to build a nuclear bomb and attempts to use it to destroy Atlanta and cripple the Georgia Federation. Fortunately, the protagonists stop this just in time]] ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E13TheSongRemainsTheSame The Song Remains the Same]]", "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E14TheNightTheLightsWentOutInGeorgia The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia]]").
** In the [[Recap/RevolutionS1E20TheDarkTower first season finale]], [[spoiler: Randall Flynn takes advantage of the power being turned back to fulfill his plan: to launch Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles at Philadelphia and Atlanta. He then shoots himself in the head after doing this. Then it turns out that he was working on behalf of the American government, which was hiding out in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for years. Now that Randall has completed his mission, the government is coming back into the USA to retake what's theirs]].

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** [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After allying with Randall and gaining a permanent source of power, Monroe manages to build a nuclear bomb and attempts to use it to destroy Atlanta and cripple the Georgia Federation. Fortunately, the protagonists stop this just in time]] ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E13TheSongRemainsTheSame The Song Remains the Same]]", "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E14TheNightTheLightsWentOutInGeorgia The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia]]").
** In the [[Recap/RevolutionS1E20TheDarkTower first season finale]], [[spoiler: Randall [[spoiler:Randall Flynn takes advantage of the power being turned back to fulfill his plan: to launch Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles at Philadelphia and Atlanta. He then shoots himself in the head after doing this. Then it turns out that he was working on behalf of the American government, which was hiding out in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for years. Now that Randall has completed his mission, the government is coming back into the USA to retake what's theirs]].



* In ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'', [[spoiler: [[TropeNamer Duke Nukem]] himself was once nuked by the U.S. government along with the Cycloid Emperor. But, being the Duke, he survived of course, as revealed in The Doctor Who Cloned Me DLC Chapter.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'', [[spoiler: [[TropeNamer [[spoiler:[[TropeNamer Duke Nukem]] himself was once nuked by the U.S. government along with the Cycloid Emperor. But, being the Duke, he survived of course, as revealed in The Doctor Who Cloned Me DLC Chapter.]]



** In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars'' Kane's discovery of Killian Qatar's [[spoiler: apparent]] betrayal and alliance with GDI results in a [[VillainousBreakdown slightly angry response]]. His subsequent orders are to, well....

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** In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars'' Kane's discovery of Killian Qatar's [[spoiler: apparent]] [[spoiler:apparent]] betrayal and alliance with GDI results in a [[VillainousBreakdown slightly angry response]]. His subsequent orders are to, well....



** Depicted originally as a plot-point in a town that was Hex Nuked, including literal Hex Decontamination Teams. [[spoiler: Even with this, it is stated will take many years for the hexed city to recover--which has had to be evacuated of residents.]]

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** Depicted originally as a plot-point in a town that was Hex Nuked, including literal Hex Decontamination Teams. [[spoiler: Even [[spoiler:Even with this, it is stated will take many years for the hexed city to recover--which has had to be evacuated of residents.]]



* The first major arc of ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI'' ends with [[spoiler: the Americans dropping nuclear missiles on Tokyo. You later TimeSkip 30 years into the future, and not surprisingly, the rest of the world has been reduced to nuclear ruin.]]

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* The first major arc of ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI'' ends with [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Americans dropping nuclear missiles on Tokyo. You later TimeSkip 30 years into the future, and not surprisingly, the rest of the world has been reduced to nuclear ruin.]]



* ''Literature/RejectionAndRevenge'': The premise is Osama Bin Laden getting his hands on nuclear materials during the breakup of the Soviet Union. New York, Century City, Las Vegas, and ''[[WhereIWasBornAndRazed Riyadh]]'' are hit on [[spoiler: February 11, 1993. Tel Aviv was also a target, but a terrorist was apprehended by Israeli before anything could happen]]. Iran, due to the terrorist fingering Hezbollah is blamed. [[spoiler: Bill Clinton decides to drops nukes on the Iranian Revolutionary Guard]].
* ''Literature/AGiantSuckingSound'': [[spoiler: The Aum Shinrikyo apocalypse cult, best known for its sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway OTL, obtains a nuclear bomb and '''nukes Nagoya, killing 2 million people''']].

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* ''Literature/RejectionAndRevenge'': The premise is Osama Bin Laden getting his hands on nuclear materials during the breakup of the Soviet Union. New York, Century City, Las Vegas, and ''[[WhereIWasBornAndRazed Riyadh]]'' are hit on [[spoiler: February [[spoiler:February 11, 1993. Tel Aviv was also a target, but a terrorist was apprehended by Israeli before anything could happen]]. Iran, due to the terrorist fingering Hezbollah is blamed. [[spoiler: Bill [[spoiler:Bill Clinton decides to drops nukes on the Iranian Revolutionary Guard]].
* ''Literature/AGiantSuckingSound'': [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Aum Shinrikyo apocalypse cult, best known for its sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway OTL, obtains a nuclear bomb and '''nukes Nagoya, killing 2 million people''']].



* ''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.]]
* 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'']].

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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 [[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 [[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.]]
* 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, [[spoiler:Colombo, Moscow, Tbilisi, Cairo, and ''most of Pakistan and northern India'']].



* Creator/{{Toonami}}'s ''WesternAnimation/TheIntruderII'' sees this combined with HoistByHisOwnPetard [[spoiler: as WesternAnimation/TheIntruder is killed by TOM using the very ship he used to lure the ''Absolution'' there, overloaded the engines and destroying the ''Absolution'' and the Intruder with it.]]

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* Creator/{{Toonami}}'s ''WesternAnimation/TheIntruderII'' sees this combined with HoistByHisOwnPetard [[spoiler: as [[spoiler:as WesternAnimation/TheIntruder is killed by TOM using the very ship he used to lure the ''Absolution'' there, overloaded the engines and destroying the ''Absolution'' and the Intruder with it.]]
20th Oct '17 5:45:48 PM HiddenWindshield
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In ''[[Literature/PayMeBug A Rake by Starlight]]'', Baron Minerva Tyrelos' enemies aren't above using [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill nukes]] in their assassinations.

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* In ''[[Literature/PayMeBug A Rake by Starlight]]'', Baron Minerva Tyrelos' enemies aren't above using [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill nukes]] in their assassinations.
20th Oct '17 5:45:48 PM HiddenWindshield
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20th Oct '17 5:45:32 PM HiddenWindshield
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In ''[[Literature/PayMeBug A Rake by Starlight]]'', Baron Minerva Tyrelos' enemies aren't above using [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill nukes]] in their assassinations.
2nd Oct '17 3:58:00 PM Ikibrod9000
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* Also shown in the remake of the above fic, ''Fanfic/{{Leviathan}}''. Nuclear weapons were used against Godzilla in the past, and Israfel is hit with an N2 mine.
21st Sep '17 12:00:12 AM PaulA
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* Music/TomLehrer wrote the famous hit [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRLON3ddZIw "Who's Next?"]] about the number of countries getting nukes. Especially funny and biting because this was in 1950, so the effects are well remembered.
17th Sep '17 2:05:40 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''VideoGame/OperationFlashpoint'' and its successor Armed Assault and ArmA 2 all feature nukes to some extent - though in keeping with the ultra-realistic tone of the games they are only used as a last resort by madmen. And their detonation, should you fail to stop them, is shown to kick off global thermonuclear armageddon. Particularly true in ArmA 2 bonus mission 'Eagle Wing', which starts off with your AH-64D moving ahead of a naval taskforce to engage Russian forces, but goes all to hell... A panicked "Pull Back!" message from command is cut short by a nuclear detonation, and your helicopter is smashed out of the air. You then have to escape and evade in a silent, devastated world (and this is well outside the blast radius, which covers most of the 100km^2 map!) with your character clearly panicking as an enormous mushroom cloud towers over the horizon and black ash falls from the sky. Incredibly well done.

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* ''VideoGame/OperationFlashpoint'' and its successor Armed Assault and ArmA VideoGame/ArmA 2 all feature nukes to some extent - though in keeping with the ultra-realistic tone of the games they are only used as a last resort by madmen. And their detonation, should you fail to stop them, is shown to kick off global thermonuclear armageddon. Particularly true in ArmA VideoGame/ArmA 2 bonus mission 'Eagle Wing', which starts off with your AH-64D moving ahead of a naval taskforce to engage Russian forces, but goes all to hell... A panicked "Pull Back!" message from command is cut short by a nuclear detonation, and your helicopter is smashed out of the air. You then have to escape and evade in a silent, devastated world (and this is well outside the blast radius, which covers most of the 100km^2 map!) with your character clearly panicking as an enormous mushroom cloud towers over the horizon and black ash falls from the sky. Incredibly well done.
8th Sep '17 10:14:21 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* ''Literature/Timeline191'' has WorldWarII turn into a nuclear (though they're called [[CallARabbitASmeerp Superbombs]] in this timeline) conflict as more and more nations gain them. First the Germans nuke Petrograd to force Russia to surrender. They don't, so they turn around at try the same on Paris. That succeeds and France pulls out of the war. Britain proceeds to nuke Hamburg, so Germany nukes Britain ''three'' times (Norwick, London, and Brighton) in response. The CSA smuggles a shoddily-made bomb into Philadelphia, which still manages to cause a great deal of damage. In response, the USA nukes Newport News in attempt to assassinate Confederate president Jake Featherstone, which fails, and then later does the same to Charleston to strike a symbolic victory against their opponent. Ironically, the the Empire of Japan manages to avoid being nuked altogether.
25th Jul '17 7:12:43 PM Stealth
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* Nukes, along with biological and chemical weapons, are supposed to be banned by the [FictionalGenevaConventions Ares Conventions]] of ''TabletopGame/BattleTech''. The presence of even a single nuclear weapon was cause for mass panic and alarm during the times of the Succession Wars. Then came the [[ChurchMilitant Word of Blake]], who decided that if they couldn't have the Inner Sphere, no one could; the Word proceeded to deploy and use more nuclear weapons in fifteen years than the universe had in three hundred, to the point of developing the most [[LethalJokeCharacter lethal of joke characters]], an ''Urbanmech'' carrying [[http://imgur.com/KNJjYRx a tactical nuclear missile launcher]].

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* Nukes, along with biological and chemical weapons, are supposed to be banned by the [FictionalGenevaConventions [[FictionalGenevaConventions Ares Conventions]] of ''TabletopGame/BattleTech''. The presence of even a single nuclear weapon was cause for mass panic and alarm during the times of the Succession Wars. Then came the [[ChurchMilitant Word of Blake]], who decided that if they couldn't have the Inner Sphere, no one could; the Word proceeded to deploy and use more nuclear weapons in fifteen years than the universe had in three hundred, to the point of developing the most [[LethalJokeCharacter lethal of joke characters]], an ''Urbanmech'' carrying [[http://imgur.com/KNJjYRx a tactical nuclear missile launcher]].
25th Jul '17 7:12:26 PM Stealth
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* Nukes, along with biological and chemical weapons, are supposed to be banned by the [FictionalGenevaConventions Ares Conventions]] of ''TabletopGame/BattleTech''. The presence of even a single nuclear weapon was cause for mass panic and alarm during the times of the Succession Wars. Then came the [[ChurchMilitant Word of Blake]], who decided that if they couldn't have the Inner Sphere, no one could; the Word proceeded to deploy and use more nuclear weapons in fifteen years than the universe had in three hundred, to the point of developing the most [[LethalJokeCharacter lethal of joke characters]], an ''Urbanmech'' carrying [[http://imgur.com/KNJjYRx a tactical nuclear missile launcher]].
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