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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.
19th Jan '17 5:16:40 AM Morgenthaler
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** Similarly, in the Franchise/StarTrek novel ''Federation'', a crazed cyborg pursues Zefram Cochrane for centuries in hopes of learning to create a "warp bomb" based on an accident during the warp drive's testing. The effect works, creating a perfectly spherical radius of destruction - but the sphere can never be more than 18 meters across. (Any larger, and the drive works fine.) Conventional weapons are thus much more effective.

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** Similarly, in the Franchise/StarTrek novel ''Federation'', * In ''Literature/StarTrekFederation'', a crazed cyborg pursues Zefram Cochrane for centuries in hopes of learning to create a "warp bomb" based on an accident during the warp drive's testing. The effect works, creating a perfectly spherical radius of destruction - but the sphere can never be more than 18 meters across. (Any larger, and the drive works fine.) Conventional weapons are thus much more effective.
19th Jan '17 5:15:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheEternalPrison by Jeff Somers has rockets and artillery shells that do this by detonating conventional explosives inside a very short lived forcefield.
* In 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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* TheEternalPrison ''Literature/TheEternalPrison'' by Jeff Somers has rockets and artillery shells that do this by detonating conventional explosives inside a very short lived forcefield.
* In TheWheelOfTime ''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.



* One of the [[SuperweaponSurprise superweapons]] in ArthurCClarke's story "Superiority" is the "Sphere of Annihilation", which is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin just what it sounds like]]. It's devastating when it works... but [[CoolButInefficient the bugs and delays and logistical limitations]] proved to be the first step in the defeat of the narrator's side by "the ''inferior'' science of our enemies".

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* One of the [[SuperweaponSurprise superweapons]] in ArthurCClarke's Creator/ArthurCClarke's story "Superiority" is the "Sphere of Annihilation", which is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin just what it sounds like]]. It's devastating when it works... but [[CoolButInefficient the bugs and delays and logistical limitations]] proved to be the first step in the defeat of the narrator's side by "the ''inferior'' science of our enemies".



* Yog-Sothoth of the 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 CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos is literally Spheres of Destruction: should anyone come into physical contact with "the Key and the Gate", bad stuff happens.
12th Jan '17 8:35:29 PM MysteriousMaverick
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* One mission in ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' has the player boarding a disabled Borg cube, only to find a massive, spherical void has been removed from the center of the vessel by an unknown race the Borg attempted to assimilate.

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* One mission in ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' has the player boarding a disabled Borg cube, [[TooSpicyForYogSothoth only to find a massive, spherical void has been removed from the center of the vessel by an unknown race the Borg attempted to assimilate.]]
28th Dec '16 9:29:20 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', these make up most of the attacks of wide-area spell users like Reinforce and Hayate. Even [[WaveMotionGun Starlight Breaker]] was turned into a city-wide SphereOfDestruction in the hands of Reinforce.

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* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', these make up most of the attacks of wide-area spell users like Reinforce and Hayate. Even [[WaveMotionGun Starlight Breaker]] was turned into a city-wide SphereOfDestruction in the hands of Reinforce.
5th Oct '16 10:58:32 AM ixfd64
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* Happens twice in ''Film/StarTrekGenerations''.
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