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12th Jan '18 12:16:01 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* In theory any explosion in space or similar event (supernova, nova, etc) would fit this trope. In practice, interactions with the interstellar medium, different speeds of the ejecta, presence of a companion star,etc. make the remnant to have other shapes. However there [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SN_1572 are]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IC_3568 some]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simeis_147 exceptions]] (more or less).

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* In theory any explosion in space or similar event (supernova, nova, etc) would fit this trope. In practice, interactions with the interstellar medium, different speeds of the ejecta, presence of a companion star,etc. make the remnant to have other shapes. However there [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SN_1572 are]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IC_3568 org/wiki/Simeis_147 some]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simeis_147 exceptions]] org/wiki/IC_3568 exceptions]][[note]]This one is rather a subversion since planetary nebulae tend to have a considerably lower expansion speed than supernova remmants as the other two. If a supernova is a dying scream, a planetary nebula is a dying whisper[[/note]] (more or less).
16th Nov '17 6:10:03 AM SAMAS
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Exosquad}}'s'' second season, J.T. Marsh's E-Frame is equipped with a Solar Flare, and expanding field of energy that destroys anything caught in it except the E-Frame generating it. When he uses it in battle, it carves out a neat curve in part of a mountain caught in the edge of the effect.
29th Oct '17 1:43:33 AM Sumatris
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* Shows up in the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' film series, most prominently in ''Film/ResidentEvilAfterlife'', as a spectacular self-destruct system used by Umbrella in their bases. The device itself is about the size of a briefcase but generates an expanding blue sphere of utter destruction that seems to work more like a black hole than an actual bomb, sucking in everything it touches in a roughly kilometer-sized area until it reaches its maximum range and dissipates, leaving nothing behind but a (mostly) perfectly circular crater.
14th Oct '17 11:57:28 AM Malady
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-->-- '''The LetsPlay/FreelanceAstronauts''', ''TheTaleOfSephirothGokuTheStampede'', as recounted [[https://youtu.be/J3UsDSdxCEk?t=6m15s here]].

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-->-- '''The LetsPlay/FreelanceAstronauts''', ''TheTaleOfSephirothGokuTheStampede'', ''Fanfic/TheTaleOfSephirothGokuTheStampede'', as recounted [[https://youtu.be/J3UsDSdxCEk?t=6m15s here]].
19th Aug '17 2:09:36 PM Natasha_Chameli
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* Anime/DigimonFrontier: This is one of Velgemon's attacks, and being the upgraded form, it is quite lethal.
29th Jun '17 4:03:44 PM StClair
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* Yog-Sothoth of the Franchise/CthulhuMythos is literally Spheres of Destruction: should anyone come into physical contact with "the Key and the Gate", bad stuff happens.

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* Yog-Sothoth of the Franchise/CthulhuMythos is literally (made of) Spheres of Destruction: should anyone come into physical contact with "the Key and the Gate", bad stuff happens.
26th Apr '17 11:50:37 AM SAMAS
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* The MIDAS bomb in ''VideoGame/FrontMission 3''. Of course, since it was a bomb made out of AppliedPhlebotinum, we are told that this is [[HandWave how it was]] ''[[HandWave supposed]]'' [[HandWave to work]]. In one cutscene, a MIDAS bomb is dropped on a seaside city; skyscrapers are neatly cleft in twain and left standing, and the sea begins rushing back in to fill the space left by the water that was instantly vaporized by the blast.

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* The MIDAS bomb in ''VideoGame/FrontMission 3''. Of course, since 3'' works by emitting several rays of energy, which disintegrate everything they touch, randomly along every single angle and vector, until it was creates a bomb made out perfect sphere of AppliedPhlebotinum, we are told light that this is [[HandWave how leaves nothing behind when it was]] ''[[HandWave supposed]]'' [[HandWave to work]].fades. In one cutscene, a MIDAS bomb is dropped on a seaside city; skyscrapers are neatly cleft in twain and left standing, and the sea begins rushing back in to fill the space left by the water that was instantly vaporized by the blast.
24th Apr '17 6:46:15 PM nombretomado
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* There's many examples of this in the ''TalesSeries''. Some recurring ones include the Guilty Resolver spell and some renditions of Explosion.

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* There's many examples of this in the ''TalesSeries''.''VideoGame/TalesSeries''. Some recurring ones include the Guilty Resolver spell and some renditions of Explosion.
19th Jan '17 5:18:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* The plot catalyst of the early ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Legends" is a dimensional rift that carves a perfect sphere out of the surrounding area and dumps more than half the team in a RetroUniverse.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'':
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The plot catalyst of the early ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Legends" is a dimensional rift that carves a perfect sphere out of the surrounding area and dumps more than half the team in a RetroUniverse.
19th Jan '17 5:17:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* TimeTravel in the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' movies functions like this. They even go out of their way to show the audience the perfectly spherical damage to nearby fences, buildings, and sidewalks.
** The purpose of the sphere-of-melt is to prevent the time traveler from [[TeleFrag merging themselves with an unanticipated brick wall.]] A discarded scene idea from [[Film/TheTerminator the first film]] was to have another human sent back from the future die in exactly this manner.

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* TimeTravel in the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' movies functions like this. They even go out of their way to show the audience the perfectly spherical damage to nearby fences, buildings, and sidewalks.
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sidewalks. The purpose of the sphere-of-melt is to prevent the time traveler from [[TeleFrag merging themselves with an unanticipated brick wall.]] A discarded scene idea from [[Film/TheTerminator the first film]] was to have another human sent back from the future die in exactly this manner.



* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' the cleansing of ''saidin'' made a black sphere (described as being BlackerThanBlack) which chopped a spherical section - and the cursed city Shadar Logoth - out of the ground.
** The damn thing also ''imploded'', which left everyone in the area really windswept, but had a minimal effect on the surrounding area. The city itself and everything inside of it, however, was gone forever.

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* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' the cleansing of ''saidin'' made a black sphere (described as being BlackerThanBlack) which chopped a spherical section - and the cursed city Shadar Logoth - out of the ground.
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ground. The damn thing also ''imploded'', which left everyone in the area really windswept, but had a minimal effect on the surrounding area. The city itself and everything inside of it, however, was gone forever.
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