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26th Nov '16 11:07:45 AM ZimFan89
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' eventually reveals that Avengers Tower is equipped with an emergency failsafe designed to overload its arc reactor and destroy the building, [[CrazyPrepared just in case the Tower's ever taken over by hostile forces]]. [[spoiler: Tony ends up triggering it in [[DarkestHour Chapter 74]] after HYDRA seizes control of the building.]]
* ''Fanfic/TheNewAdventuresOfInvaderZim'': The crashed Meekrob ship in Episode 7 has one that's activated by accident during the [[MeleeATrois three-way fight]] for control of its computer cores. Though on the bright side, it also triggers an emergency teleport system that sends everyone to safety before the ship implodes.
20th Nov '16 2:25:07 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* [=iOS=] devices through another iOS device running on the same iCloud account or iCloud.com while logged into the said account can be set to have all data on them erased remotely (e.g. if the device is stolen). Of course, that's assuming the device is still on and connected online either through wifi or cellular data.

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* [=iOS=] devices through another iOS device running on the same iCloud account or iCloud.com while logged into the said account can be set to have all data on them erased remotely (e.g. if the device is stolen). Of course, that's assuming the device is still on and connected online either through wifi or cellular data.
20th Nov '16 2:24:49 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* [=iOS=] devices through another iOS device running on the same iCloud account or iCloud.com while logged into the said account can be set to have all data on them erased remotely (e.g. if the device is stolen). Of course, that's assuming the device is still on and connected online either through wifi or cellular data.
29th Oct '16 5:04:39 AM AgProv
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* Many German tanks in WW2 were fitted with destruction charges if they had to be abandoned and there was no realistic chance of retrieving them. This could be tactically useful if it was one of the monster vehicles used in the later war, where the last-ditch abandonment of, say, a seventy ton Jagdtiger SPG, could be a very expensive and hard-to-move road-block slowing up the advance of enemy forces.
27th Oct '16 1:25:24 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioColorSplash'' Bowser has a self-destruct button on one of his airships. Mario presses it in an attempt to release the giant paint bucket it is carrying. He succeeds but not without blowing up the ship, leaving Huey to ask why anyone would install such a device on their airship.
15th Oct '16 5:40:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the 3-part mini-series ''Series/{{V}}: The Final Battle'', the Visitors activate the Mothership's self-destruct mechanism which will destroy not only the ship, but the planet Earth as well. The self-destruct procedure begins with a 5-minute countdown until the machine reaches critical mass. When the machine reaches critical mass, a 30-second countdown to detonation begins. But then a young girl named Elizabeth uses her magical human powers and deactivates the machine, thus cancelling the self-destruct.

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* In the 3-part mini-series ''Series/{{V}}: ''[[Series/{{V 1983}} V: The Final Battle'', Battle]]'', the Visitors activate the Mothership's self-destruct mechanism which will destroy not only the ship, but the planet Earth as well. The self-destruct procedure begins with a 5-minute countdown until the machine reaches critical mass. When the machine reaches critical mass, a 30-second countdown to detonation begins. But then a young girl named Elizabeth uses her magical human powers and deactivates the machine, thus cancelling the self-destruct.
5th Sep '16 11:59:23 AM nombretomado
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** ''VideoGame/AliensVsPredator'' (2010) has the 10,000+ year old pyramid have a self-destruct sequence. Note that this pyramid was a large shrine to the first Predator to find the xenomorphs and the first captured Queen was buried along with him so maybe it was a defence mechanism but still, does everything their race builds have to blow up?

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** ''VideoGame/AliensVsPredator'' (2010) ''VideoGame/AliensVsPredator2010'' has the 10,000+ year old pyramid have a self-destruct sequence. Note that this pyramid was a large shrine to the first Predator to find the xenomorphs and the first captured Queen was buried along with him so maybe it was a defence mechanism but still, does everything their race builds have to blow up?
3rd Sep '16 7:43:30 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* Snap gets a new car in the ''WesternAnimation/ChanlkZone'' episode "Snap's New Car" After Queen Rapsheeba tells Snap his new car is "the bomb" the voice activated car hears the word "bomb" and proceeds to explode on command.

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* Snap gets a new car in the ''WesternAnimation/ChanlkZone'' ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'' episode "Snap's New Car" After Queen Rapsheeba tells Snap his new car is "the bomb" the voice activated car hears the word "bomb" and proceeds to explode on command.
3rd Sep '16 7:41:12 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* Snap gets a new car in the ''WesternAnimation/ChanlkZone'' episode "Snap's New Car" After Queen Rapsheeba tells Snap his new car is "the bomb" the voice activated car hears the word "bomb" and proceeds to explode on command.
19th Aug '16 5:16:35 PM SteveMB
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** "The Doomsday Machine": Scotty turned the U.S.S. ''Constellation'''s impulse engines into a jury-rigged self-destruct device with a 30 second countdown. Note that once he enables the device, he warns Kirk that activating [[IrrevocableOrder it is irreversible]], presumably due to the considerable damage the ship has already taken. In his own words: "The way things are it's hard to ''keep'' it from blowin'!"

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** "The Doomsday Machine": Scotty turned the U.S.S. ''Constellation'''s impulse engines into a jury-rigged self-destruct device with a 30 second countdown. Note that once he enables the device, he warns Kirk that activating [[IrrevocableOrder activating it is irreversible]], presumably due to the considerable damage the ship has already taken. In his own words: "The way things are it's hard to ''keep'' it from blowin'!"
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