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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''.
20th Aug '16 12:55:50 PM MightyKombat
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** From ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'', there's Dhaos with his signature Dhaos Corridor[=/=]Dhaos Blast, which generates a sphere of energy around him and sends the victims flying. His {{Expy}} Sekundes from ''VideoGame/TalesOfEternia'' later received it (titled "Sekundes Corridor"), as did [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Yggdrasill] (albeit renamed "Outburst") and [[VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2 Chronos]] (as "Chronos Collider".)

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** From ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'', there's Dhaos with his signature Dhaos Corridor[=/=]Dhaos Blast, which generates a sphere of energy around him and sends the victims flying. His {{Expy}} Sekundes from ''VideoGame/TalesOfEternia'' later received it (titled "Sekundes Corridor"), as did [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Yggdrasill] Yggdrasill]] (albeit renamed "Outburst") and [[VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2 Chronos]] (as "Chronos Collider".)
20th Aug '16 12:55:18 PM MightyKombat
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** From ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'', there's Dhaos with his signature Dhaos Corridor, which generates a sphere of energy around him and sends the victims flying.

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** From ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'', there's Dhaos with his signature Dhaos Corridor, Corridor[=/=]Dhaos Blast, which generates a sphere of energy around him and sends the victims flying.flying. His {{Expy}} Sekundes from ''VideoGame/TalesOfEternia'' later received it (titled "Sekundes Corridor"), as did [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Yggdrasill] (albeit renamed "Outburst") and [[VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2 Chronos]] (as "Chronos Collider".)
14th Aug '16 1:13:09 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The new Mythic Map Pack for ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' features the new [[LevelEditor forge]] item called the Kill Ball. It is essentially this trope to a T.
** ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' and more directly ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' also shows the effect of the Assault Carriers jump basically being this as more or less everything enveloped by the massive "slipspace rupture" is torn away and carried off into slipspace with the ship. Not a perfect example though as their were some effects outside the radius including a shockwave and radiation release although the damage was still quite well contained all things considered and most of the city remained intact and functional.
** In Reach,[[spoiler: they use a "slipspace bomb" on an oversized Assault Carrier orbiting the planet. The bomb doesn't explode: it creates an oversized, circular slipspace rupture which, since it is in space and the released antimatter does not explode as it does in the above example, cleanly removes about a third of the ship around its center.]]

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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The new Mythic Map Pack for ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' features the a new [[LevelEditor forge]] Forge]] item called the Kill Ball. It is essentially this trope to a T.
T. It since appeared in every subsequent game's Forge.
** ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' and more directly ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' also shows the effect of the Assault Carriers Carrier's in-atmosphere slipspace jump basically being this this, as more or less everything enveloped by the massive "slipspace rupture" is torn away and carried off into slipspace with the ship. Not a perfect example though though, as their there were some effects outside the radius including a shockwave and radiation release release, although the damage was still quite well contained well-contained, all things considered and considered, with most of the city remained remaining intact and functional.
** In Reach,[[spoiler: they use ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', [[spoiler: Noble Team uses a "slipspace bomb" on an oversized Assault Carrier a Covenant supercarrier orbiting the planet. The bomb doesn't explode: it creates an oversized, circular slipspace rupture which, since it is in space and the released antimatter does not explode as it does in the above example, cleanly removes about a third of the ship around its center.]]
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