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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'!"
19th Aug '16 5:14:05 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 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 activating [[IrrevocableOrder it is irreversible, 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'!"
9th Aug '16 6:17:46 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': In accordance with the Cole Protocol, all UNSC vessels in danger of capture by the Covenant must self-destruct.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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In accordance with the Cole Protocol, all UNSC vessels in danger of capture by the Covenant must self-destruct.



** In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', the Master Chief destroys ''High Charity'''s backup reactors in order to destroy it and Gravemind. The chief is successful, but somehow Gravemind makes it to the replacement Alpha Halo and starts rebuilding himself on it. The Master Chief, Cortana, and the Arbiter finally kill him for good by activating the incomplete ring: the ensuing firing shakes Halo and the Ark to pieces.

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** In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', the Master Chief destroys ''High Charity'''s backup reactors in order to destroy it and Gravemind. The chief Chief is successful, but somehow Gravemind makes it to the replacement Alpha Halo and starts rebuilding himself on it. The Master Chief, Cortana, and the Arbiter finally kill him for good by activating the incomplete ring: the ensuing firing shakes Halo destroys the Halo.
** ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}''[='s=] ''Spartan Ops'' has a variation of this; Jul 'Mdama destroys Requiem by pressing a button which sends the Shield World straight into its sun. Justified by the lore; the feature is there so that if Requiem is ever overrun by the [[TheVirus Flood]], it
and the Ark to pieces.everything on it can be completely destroyed.
7th Aug '16 1:29:10 PM erforce
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* In ''VideoGame/WingCommander Privateer'' if you don't want to wait to get blown up or just are in a hurry to go back to an earlier saved game, you're given the option of self-destructing your ship, which takes you back to the main menu screen.

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* In ''VideoGame/WingCommander Privateer'' ''VideoGame/WingCommanderPrivateer'' if you don't want to wait to get blown up or just are in a hurry to go back to an earlier saved game, you're given the option of self-destructing your ship, which takes you back to the main menu screen.
31st Jul '16 5:01:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in ''Literature/TomorrowTown'', a short story by KimNewman. [[spoiler:The villain's mad attempt to destroy the community by having MasterComputer Big Thinks overclock the climate control is thwarted when Big Thinks helpfully informs the heroes that they might want to pull Circuit Breaker 15 about now.]] This also works to underscore the theme about how inaccurate the community's whole idea about the future is; upon confronting the villain after this, Jeperson notes that even in the far-flung world of the twenty-first century, it's unlikely that local communities or public offices will have self-destruct mechanisms just in case the incumbent doesn't feel like giving up office after their term is completed.

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* Subverted in ''Literature/TomorrowTown'', a short story by KimNewman.Creator/KimNewman. [[spoiler:The villain's mad attempt to destroy the community by having MasterComputer Big Thinks overclock the climate control is thwarted when Big Thinks helpfully informs the heroes that they might want to pull Circuit Breaker 15 about now.]] This also works to underscore the theme about how inaccurate the community's whole idea about the future is; upon confronting the villain after this, Jeperson notes that even in the far-flung world of the twenty-first century, it's unlikely that local communities or public offices will have self-destruct mechanisms just in case the incumbent doesn't feel like giving up office after their term is completed.
18th Jul '16 7:47:51 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* On an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' Brain designed a tooth extraction machine to remove ARthur's loose tooth. After he attempts to use a melon to demostrate the machien goes crazy and tries to run away, leaving him to press a self destruct button he built into the machine's remote, causing the machine to explode rather violently (seen as only a flash and boom).

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* On an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' Brain designed a tooth extraction machine to remove ARthur's Arthur's loose tooth. After he attempts to use a melon to demostrate demonstrate the machien machine goes crazy and tries to run away, leaving him to press a self destruct button he built into the machine's remote, causing the machine to explode rather violently (seen as only a flash and boom).
18th Jul '16 7:47:08 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* On an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' Brain designed a tooth extraction machine to remove ARthur's loose tooth. After he attempts to use a melon to demostrate the machien goes crazy and tries to run away, leaving him to press a self destruct button he built into the machine's remote, causing the machine to explode rather violently (seen as only a flash and boom).
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