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29th Nov '16 11:33:32 PM Tron80
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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''. Exactly how powerful he is varies, since he is ''canonically'' as strong as he needs to be. The Silver Age version of Superman took this to the extreme, being capable of destroying entire solar systems by sneezing (no, that is NotHyperbole). Even the ''less'' powerful Post-Crisis Superman has been shown to be capable of imparting an ''infinite'' amount of damage to an opponent and causing nuclear winter by falling from a sufficient height-''and surviving''. In ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'', "Ronnie" tells the American people not to worry about rising tensions with the Soviet Union because God is on their side, or (wink) the next best thing anyhow. At the end of ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', [[spoiler:Superman is one of the few survivors of an atomic bomb that takes out a good chunk of the DCU's superhero population. He then sets off towards the UN, fully aware that they're the ones who called in the strike on him. The UN's collective reaction: "Oh, ''fuck''."]]
* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' is just so strong and potentially destructive like her cousin Superman due to their vast and numerous powers. In addition to them, she got a [[Franchise/GreenLantern Red Lantern Ring]] during the ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' story arc, becoming one of the most dangerous things in the ''universe''.
-->'''Shay Veritas:''' How'd she get a Red Lantern Ring? [...] A Kryptonian wearing one of those is an extinction level threató!

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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''. ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''.
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Exactly how powerful he is varies, since he is ''canonically'' as strong as he needs to be. be.
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The Silver Age version of Superman took this to the extreme, being capable of destroying entire solar systems by sneezing (no, that is NotHyperbole). NotHyperbole).
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Even the ''less'' powerful Post-Crisis Superman has been shown to be capable of imparting an ''infinite'' amount of damage to an opponent and causing nuclear winter by falling from a sufficient height-''and surviving''. surviving''.
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In ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'', "Ronnie" tells the American people not to worry about rising tensions with the Soviet Union because God is on their side, or (wink) the next best thing anyhow. anyhow.
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At the end of ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', [[spoiler:Superman is one of the few survivors of an atomic bomb that takes out a good chunk of the DCU's superhero population. He then sets off towards the UN, fully aware that they're the ones who called in the strike on him. The UN's collective reaction: "Oh, ''fuck''."]]
* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'':
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is just so strong and potentially destructive like her cousin Superman due to their vast and numerous powers. powers.
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In addition to them, she got a [[Franchise/GreenLantern Red Lantern Ring]] during the ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' story arc, becoming one of the most dangerous things in the ''universe''.
-->'''Shay --->'''Shay Veritas:''' How'd she get a Red Lantern Ring? [...] A Kryptonian wearing one of those is an extinction level threató!threató!
** In ''Comicbook/DemonSpawn'', villain sorceress Nightflame smashes a car, wrecks a street, blows up and burns down several buildings in only two pages.
28th Nov '16 4:53:22 PM Origin
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** Upon fusing with Goku Black - [[spoiler:who is essentially his body-swapped future/alternate timeline self]] - Zamasu could be considered one of these. Although he lost his immortality by doing so, his sheer power in one-on-one combat was potentially frightening. As well as besting Goku, Vegeta, ''Vegito'' and Trunks (that is, before any of them received outside help), he was still quite the threat even when he was on the ropes. With his whole body destabilising due to Trunks' ''Spirit Sword'', Zamasu's last-ditch attack was to consume the (future) Earth's atmosphere and rain a civilisation-destroying airstrike on the entire planet. A barrier from Whis was all that stopped the heroes from being flattened. ''Literally everything else on Earth'' - buildings, people and all - was destroyed. In the end, Goku called in Zen'O and had him ''destroy the timeline'' so that he, Vegeta, Trunks and the rest could use the distraction to ride the time machine back to the present before it collapsed and erased them from existence.
19th Nov '16 11:24:09 AM Mr.Bubbles
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** And sometimes his hands aren't even required. "Adult" Doomsday possesses [[InstantDeathRadius a deadly aura]]; he once killed over a million animals and made Wildebeests an endangered species in the span of twenty minutes simply by walking past them.
9th Nov '16 12:35:53 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In Neal Stephenson's novel ''Literature/SnowCrash'', one antisocial character, Raven, connected himself through a DeadManSwitch to a literal nuclear bomb and claimed individual sovereignty. The Aesop appears to be about the elasticity of sovereignty rather than the perils of nukes. Mind you, Raven is a very obvious parody of the type of {{Badass}} characters often found in CyberPunk fiction. The main character, [[StevenUlyssesPerhero Hiro Protagonist]], hangs a big lampshade on him.

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* In Neal Stephenson's novel ''Literature/SnowCrash'', one antisocial character, Raven, connected himself through a DeadManSwitch to a literal nuclear bomb and claimed individual sovereignty. The Aesop appears to be about the elasticity of sovereignty rather than the perils of nukes. Mind you, Raven is a very obvious parody of the type of {{Badass}} badass characters often found in CyberPunk fiction. The main character, [[StevenUlyssesPerhero Hiro Protagonist]], hangs a big lampshade on him.



** Not actually demonstrated as yet, but mentioned: [[spoiler:God-Tier Dave]] apparently won the SuperpowerLottery in terms of class, as he's a heavy-combat role with an eminently abusable element. [[spoiler:Aradia could freeze Jack in place with her powers over time. Combine that with Dave's {{badass}}ery, habit of [[MesACrowd having more than one of himself in the same place at the same time]], and an InfinityPlusOneSword, and you have a recipe for ''absolute destruction'']].

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** Not actually demonstrated as yet, but mentioned: [[spoiler:God-Tier Dave]] apparently won the SuperpowerLottery in terms of class, as he's a heavy-combat role with an eminently abusable element. [[spoiler:Aradia could freeze Jack in place with her powers over time. Combine that with Dave's {{badass}}ery, badassery, habit of [[MesACrowd having more than one of himself in the same place at the same time]], and an InfinityPlusOneSword, and you have a recipe for ''absolute destruction'']].
9th Nov '16 9:05:16 AM nombretomado
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* {{Jack Kirby}}'s ''ComicBook/{{OMAC}}'' ([[FunWithAcronyms literally]] [[OneManArmy One Man Army Corps]]) hits this when boosted by the power of Brother Eye. Without it, he can casually defeat armies numbering in the hundreds of thousands; with it, he gains [[StrongAsTheyNeedToBe the power necessary to deal with the situation]], which can often be a pretty big one.

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* {{Jack Kirby}}'s Creator/JackKirby's ''ComicBook/{{OMAC}}'' ([[FunWithAcronyms literally]] [[OneManArmy One Man Army Corps]]) hits this when boosted by the power of Brother Eye. Without it, he can casually defeat armies numbering in the hundreds of thousands; with it, he gains [[StrongAsTheyNeedToBe the power necessary to deal with the situation]], which can often be a pretty big one.
21st Oct '16 10:55:04 AM sorako
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* ''AquarionLogos'': The titular mecha can destroy all of reality with its heroic counterpart able to literally punch a reality eating black hole monster to death.

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* ''AquarionLogos'': ''Anime/AquarionLogos'': The titular mecha can destroy all of reality with its heroic counterpart able to literally punch a reality eating black hole monster to death.
20th Oct '16 4:52:23 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMen:''

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* ''Film/XMen:''''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
19th Oct '16 8:25:15 PM TheAphid
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* Atticus in ''Fanfic/ProjectChimeraTheAtticHypothesis'' can produce more energy than a lightning strike to an area the size of a dime in a fraction of a second at peak condition. And this is the stage of the story where he's a ''weakling''.
22nd Sep '16 3:03:36 PM nombretomado
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* [[DestructiveSavior Ben]] from Ben10Omniverse.

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* [[DestructiveSavior Ben]] from Ben10Omniverse.''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse''.
21st Sep '16 7:37:13 AM FoxBluereaver
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* The trope's name is called directly by General Ross in ''Fanfic/TheLastSon'', when referring to Superman managing to subdue the Hulk in a physical fight.
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