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29th Apr '16 7:10:14 AM 5zero2
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** Not to be confused with Battle Short, certain [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B61_nuclear_bomb nuclear weapons]] are fitted with a "command-disable" mechanism. This uses a thermal battery to melt down the internal circuitry that fires the warhead, rendering the weapon unusable by anyone until it has been completely rebuilt.

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** Not to be confused with Battle Short, certain [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B61_nuclear_bomb nuclear weapons]] are fitted with a "command-disable" mechanism. This uses a thermal battery to melt down the internal circuitry that fires the warhead, firing circuitry, rendering the weapon unusable by anyone until it has been completely rebuilt.returned to the manufacturer for rebuild.
29th Apr '16 5:41:29 AM 5zero2
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* A lot of US Military gear, such as mobile generators, are fitted with a "Battle Short" switch. Throw it and the unit overloads to the point that it burns out (and may even ''explode''). During a retreat, if there isn't enough time to extract the gear, this prevents the enemy from capturing the gear to use for themselves. [[TruthInTelevision Like most self-destruct mechanisms in fiction]], there is no way to cancel it once activated.

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* A In a lot of US Military gear, such as mobile generators, are fitted with generators or anything where shutdown would endanger lives in combat, there's a "Battle Short" switch. Throw it and the unit overloads to the point that it burns out (and may even ''explode''). During a retreat, if there This isn't enough time to extract the gear, this prevents the enemy from capturing the gear to use for themselves. [[TruthInTelevision Like most a self-destruct mechanisms in fiction]], there is no way per se, but a bypass of any fuses or circuit breakers so that the gear will continue to cancel function until it once activated.physically fails, as opposed to being shut down by a tripped breaker or blown fuse; it has been shorted for battle, hence "battle short". Once the need has passed, the equipment can be returned to normal (protected) operation.
** Not to be confused with Battle Short, certain [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B61_nuclear_bomb nuclear weapons]] are fitted with a "command-disable" mechanism. This uses a thermal battery to melt down the internal circuitry that fires the warhead, rendering the weapon unusable by anyone until it has been completely rebuilt.
25th Mar '16 5:42:57 PM NozzDogg
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* ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'''s titular [[RetroRocket rocket ships]] are often equipped with self destruct mechanisms to scuttle the ship and prevent it from falling into enemy hands, as well as potentially [[TakingYouWithMe take out the enemy with it]].
15th Mar '16 8:21:10 AM Discar
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* ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsImASupervillain'': Penny mentions that during mad science, self-destructs "just happen." She puts a self-destruct on her otherwise perfectly ordinary smelter, and in [[Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsIBlewUpTheMoon the second book]] Remmy doesn't see anything weird about someone asking where the station's self-destruct is. When Penny needs to blow up a biotech base built by BlueAndOrangeMorality pacifists, she asks if it has one. He is initially horrified and offended... before sheepishly admitting that yes, it does.

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* ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsImASupervillain'': Penny mentions that during mad science, self-destructs "just happen." She puts a self-destruct on her otherwise perfectly ordinary smelter, and in [[Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsIBlewUpTheMoon the second book]] Remmy doesn't see anything weird about someone asking where the station's self-destruct is. When Penny needs to blow up a biotech base built by BlueAndOrangeMorality pacifists, she asks the base's AI if it has one. He is initially horrified and offended... before sheepishly admitting that yes, it does.
15th Mar '16 8:20:35 AM Discar
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* ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsImASupervillain'': Penny mentions that during mad science, self-destructs "just happen." She puts a self-destruct on her otherwise perfectly ordinary smelter, and in [[Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsIBlewUpTheMoon the second book]], Remmy doesn't see anything weird about someone asking where the station's self-destruct is. When Penny needs to blow up a biotech base built by BlueAndOrangeMorality pacifists, she asks if it has one. He is initially horrified and offended... before sheepishly admitting that yes, it does.

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* ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsImASupervillain'': Penny mentions that during mad science, self-destructs "just happen." She puts a self-destruct on her otherwise perfectly ordinary smelter, and in [[Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsIBlewUpTheMoon the second book]], book]] Remmy doesn't see anything weird about someone asking where the station's self-destruct is. When Penny needs to blow up a biotech base built by BlueAndOrangeMorality pacifists, she asks if it has one. He is initially horrified and offended... before sheepishly admitting that yes, it does.
15th Mar '16 8:20:13 AM Discar
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* ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsImASupervillain'': Penny mentions that during mad science, self-destructs "just happen." She puts a self-destruct on her otherwise perfectly ordinary smelter, and in [[Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsIBlewUpTheMoon the second book]]. Remmy doesn't see anything weird about someone asking where the station's self-destruct is. When Penny needs to blow up a biotech base built by BlueAndOrangeMorality pacifists, she asks if it has one. He is initially horrified and offended... before sheepishly admitting that yes, it does.

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* ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsImASupervillain'': Penny mentions that during mad science, self-destructs "just happen." She puts a self-destruct on her otherwise perfectly ordinary smelter, and in [[Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsIBlewUpTheMoon the second book]]. book]], Remmy doesn't see anything weird about someone asking where the station's self-destruct is. When Penny needs to blow up a biotech base built by BlueAndOrangeMorality pacifists, she asks if it has one. He is initially horrified and offended... before sheepishly admitting that yes, it does.
15th Mar '16 8:19:31 AM Discar
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* ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsImASupervillain'': Penny mentions that during mad science, self-destructs "just happen." She puts a self-destruct on her otherwise perfectly ordinary smelter, and in [[Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsIBlewUpTheMoon the second book]]. Remmy doesn't see anything weird about someone asking where the station's self-destruct is. When Penny needs to blow up a biotech base built by BlueAndOrangeMorality pacifists, she asks if it has one. He is initially horrified and offended... before sheepishly admitting that yes, it does.
-->'''Penny:''' Mad science was truly the same everywhere.
14th Mar '16 4:37:13 AM Arivne
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* The Wiki/SCPFoundation keeps ''nukes'' on sites containing Keter class SCP, to be used if containment is completely lost, and can't be reestablished. Of course, since [[EndofTheWorldasWeKnowit to be Keter, the object basically has to be able to end the world]], it is justified.
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* Wiki/SCPFoundation keeps ''nukes'' on sites containing Keter class SCP, to be used if containment is completely lost, and can't be reestablished. Of course, since [[EndofTheWorldasWeKnowit to be Keter, the object basically has to be able to end the world]], it is justified.
13th Feb '16 8:25:56 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''Manga/WitchHunterRobin'', Factory is an ElaborateUndergroundBase whose self-destruct mechanism involves slamming a huge chunk of concrete on top of it, causing a collapse. The destruction occured in episode 26, "Time to Tell" (the final episode).

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* In ''Manga/WitchHunterRobin'', ''Anime/WitchHunterRobin'', Factory is an ElaborateUndergroundBase whose self-destruct mechanism involves slamming a huge chunk of concrete on top of it, causing a collapse. The destruction occured in episode 26, "Time to Tell" (the final episode).
13th Feb '16 7:52:40 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''WitchHunterRobin'', Factory is an ElaborateUndergroundBase whose self-destruct mechanism involves slamming a huge chunk of concrete on top of it, causing a collapse. The destruction occured in episode 26, "Time to Tell" (the final episode).
* The ''{{Cyborg009}}'' episode "Mystical Island" has a self-destruct mechanism for the island base which is triggered by the destruction of security robots. The self-destruct sequence was disabled when the scarecrow robot removed the circuit control card from the main power circuit, causing the base's main power systems to fail and the self-destruct countdown to stop with 6 seconds left on the timer.

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* In ''WitchHunterRobin'', ''Manga/WitchHunterRobin'', Factory is an ElaborateUndergroundBase whose self-destruct mechanism involves slamming a huge chunk of concrete on top of it, causing a collapse. The destruction occured in episode 26, "Time to Tell" (the final episode).
* The ''{{Cyborg009}}'' ''Manga/{{Cyborg009}}'' episode "Mystical Island" has a self-destruct mechanism for the island base which is triggered by the destruction of security robots. The self-destruct sequence was disabled when the scarecrow robot removed the circuit control card from the main power circuit, causing the base's main power systems to fail and the self-destruct countdown to stop with 6 seconds left on the timer.
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