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27th Jul '16 10:45:16 AM Tron80
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* In [[]]ComicBook/BlackSummer'', the Seven Guns fit the bill, to varying extents. They're all more or less beyond conventional military forces, and the main antagonist, [[spoiler: John Horus, survives a nuclear missile attack]].

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* In [[]]ComicBook/BlackSummer'', ''ComicBook/BlackSummer'', the Seven Guns fit the bill, to varying extents. They're all more or less beyond conventional military forces, and the main antagonist, [[spoiler: John Horus, survives a nuclear missile attack]].


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* In the crossover ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'', Asuka is Kryptonian. Ergo, she's the most powerful woman in the world. She can very easily level whole cities. At one point she lifted a skyscraper and dropped it on the head of a giant EldritchAbomination.
27th Jul '16 10:30:05 AM Tron80
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* ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}''. Exactly how powerful he is varies, since he is ''canonically'' AsStrongAsHeNeedsToBe. The SilverAge 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''."]]

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* ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}''. ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''. Exactly how powerful he is varies, since he is ''canonically'' AsStrongAsHeNeedsToBe. as strong as he needs to be. The SilverAge 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!
26th Jul '16 8:59:46 AM luord
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** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Apocalypse is so powerful that, when he wakes up from his 5000-years slumber in Egypt, the energy release could be felt in ''Germany''.
23rd Jul '16 8:53:29 AM Peridonyx
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* ''Film/SpiderMan3'''s Flint Marko / Sandman is literally a natural disaster, able to become things such as a sentient sandstorm and an enormous {{Kaiju}}.
17th Jul '16 2:34:53 PM Gamermaster
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The reaction to a PoMD is often [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer fear, anger, and hate]], which may cross over into [[BullyingADragon outright abuse]]. Despite this, they are as equally likely to be a {{Hero}} or a {{Villain}}, depending on whether they believe WithGreatPowerComesGreatResponsibility or MightMakesRight. A person of mass destruction is more likely than normal to undergo SuperpowerMeltdown at some point, channeling the fear of losing control of a conventional weapon of mass destruction, as with an EmptyQuiver situation.

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The reaction to a PoMD [=PoMD=] is often [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer fear, anger, and hate]], which may cross over into [[BullyingADragon outright abuse]]. Despite this, they are as equally likely to be a {{Hero}} or a {{Villain}}, depending on whether they believe WithGreatPowerComesGreatResponsibility or MightMakesRight. A person of mass destruction is more likely than normal to undergo SuperpowerMeltdown at some point, channeling the fear of losing control of a conventional weapon of mass destruction, as with an EmptyQuiver situation.
7th Jul '16 5:01:41 PM Peridonyx
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* The ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series has many villains capable of large-scale damage. Firstly, the main BigBad (and occasional AntiHero), Bowser, is essentially a walking, fire-breathing tank capable of being a OneManArmy with enough incentive (though he's pragmatic enough to prefer having his countless minions around whenever possible) -- and that's without any of the {{MacGuffin}}s that have enabled him to become things such as a GalacticConqueror, a RealityWarper, etc.! And besides him, we have King Boo, the Shadow Queen, Count Bleck, Dimentio, the Dark Star, etc., all of whom being capable of various {{Apocalypse How}}s.

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* The ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series has many villains capable of large-scale damage. Firstly, the main BigBad (and occasional AntiHero), Bowser, AntiHero) Bowser is essentially pretty much a walking, fire-breathing tank capable of being a OneManArmy with enough incentive (though he's pragmatic enough to prefer having his countless minions around whenever possible) -- and that's without any of the {{MacGuffin}}s that have enabled him to become things such as like a GalacticConqueror, a RealityWarper, etc.! And besides him, we have King Boo, the Shadow Queen, Count Bleck, Dimentio, the Dark Star, etc., all of whom being are capable of various {{Apocalypse How}}s.
30th Jun '16 8:53:54 PM Lopiny
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* ''Manga/OnePunchMan'': The Heroes Association naturally has more than a few, like Tatsumaki, who can lift an entire city's worth of rubble to throw at a city, or Genos, who can incinerate entire city blocks easy. But the epitome is the titular protagonist, Saitama, who ''[[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11112/111128182/3964039-7967148121-39640.png split the goddamn atmosphere]]'' when he actually threw a somewhat serious punch at someone.

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* ''Manga/OnePunchMan'': The Heroes Association naturally has more than a few, like Tatsumaki, who can lift an entire city's worth of rubble to throw at a city, metropolis-sized mothership, or Genos, who can incinerate entire city blocks easy. But the epitome is the titular protagonist, Saitama, who ''[[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11112/111128182/3964039-7967148121-39640.png split the goddamn atmosphere]]'' when he actually threw a somewhat serious punch at someone.
26th Jun '16 12:31:24 PM Discar
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** Also from ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', there is Alveus, more commonly known as Hive. It possesses corpses, rendering them superhumanly strong and durable with a massive HealingFactor. It can also turn its host's flesh into sand-like spores that it can use to devour any living thing it chooses. When Hive is first encountered, it is on an alien world that has been turned into a barren desert. Hive is quite happy to explain to people that there used to be a prospering civilization that spanned the entire planet--until Hive ''ate'' them all.

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** Also from ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', there is Alveus, more commonly known as Hive. It possesses corpses, rendering them superhumanly strong and durable with a massive HealingFactor. It can also turn its host's flesh into sand-like spores that it can use to devour any living thing it chooses. When Hive is first encountered, it is on an alien world that has been turned into a barren desert.desert with a near-perpetual sandstorm. Hive is quite happy to explain to people that there used to be a prospering civilization that spanned the entire planet--until Hive ''ate'' them all.
26th Jun '16 12:29:40 PM Discar
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* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'': A number of powered people (especially the Avengers) are extremely dangerous, to the point that they can literally fight entire armies.
** Tony Stark as Iron Man technically counts, but the world generally gives him a pass because he can always take off the suit.
** Bruce Banner as Hulk is a much straighter example since he can rage out at any time and the only thing that has ever stopped him is Tony's Hulkbuster armor. This gets worse in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', when he is driven into a mad rage by Wanda's powers.
** Thor is arguably a god, and definitely a superhuman alien who is considered extremely powerful even by their standards.
** Vision is an ArtificialHuman with a wide range of abilities granted by an alien artifact implanted in his skull. He's a bit too dorky for people to really be scared of, but at the very least he's NighInvulnerable with the ability to fire energy beams that can cut through steel like cheese.
** Wanda as Scarlet Witch is a SquishyWizard, but in terms of pure power is probably the strongest of them all. She's definitely on the short list of most powerful entities in the world (including the television shows), and her character arc in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' is about accepting that she can't control how people fear her, only how she fears herself. Notably, when Cap performs an illegal mission that has nothing to do with Wanda, Tony immediately asks Vision to keep her at the Avengers compound solely to keep the United Nations placated.
--->'''Tony:''' She's not a US citizen, and they don't give out visas to weapons of mass destruction!
** On the television side, ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' introduces Daisy Johnson, also known as Quake. She can produce violent tremors, which can be used as a sort of telekinetic push, or shatter someone's spine, or bring down a building. A Kree who has studied the Inhuman project theorizes that she might be able to affect entire ''continents''.
** Also from ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', there is Alveus, more commonly known as Hive. It possesses corpses, rendering them superhumanly strong and durable with a massive HealingFactor. It can also turn its host's flesh into sand-like spores that it can use to devour any living thing it chooses. When Hive is first encountered, it is on an alien world that has been turned into a barren desert. Hive is quite happy to explain to people that there used to be a prospering civilization that spanned the entire planet--until Hive ''ate'' them all.
26th Jun '16 10:11:28 AM nombretomado
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* The Bhaalspawn in ''BaldursGate II'' (both the original and even more so the expansion) are sometimes treated like this, but in this case the characters who do so are somewhat lacking justification for it. A Bhaalspawn can certainly be a OneManArmy like any high-level character, and getting to high enough levels they can approach this kind of power. But many are just ordinary, unpowered (and un-murderous) people.

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* The Bhaalspawn in ''BaldursGate II'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'' (both the original and even more so the expansion) are sometimes treated like this, but in this case the characters who do so are somewhat lacking justification for it. A Bhaalspawn can certainly be a OneManArmy like any high-level character, and getting to high enough levels they can approach this kind of power. But many are just ordinary, unpowered (and un-murderous) people.
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