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15th Apr '18 6:26:17 PM nombretomado
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* Franchise/TheDCU has in the past 20 years destroyed [[ComicBook/GreenLantern Coast City]] (''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman / Emerald Twilight''), Montevideo (''ComicBook/DCOneMillion''), Vladivostok (Terror Incognita arc, ''{{JLA}}''), and Bludhaven (''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis''). ''Permanently'' destroyed, with nuclear fire.

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* Franchise/TheDCU has in the past 20 years destroyed [[ComicBook/GreenLantern Coast City]] (''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman / Emerald Twilight''), Montevideo (''ComicBook/DCOneMillion''), Vladivostok (Terror Incognita arc, ''{{JLA}}''), ''ComicBook/{{JLA}}''), and Bludhaven (''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis''). ''Permanently'' destroyed, with nuclear fire.
2nd Apr '18 7:48:48 PM ZimFan89
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* ''Fanfic/HalloweenUnspectacular'': In the story "Robot Wars", [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse Peridot and Lapis]] accidentally destroy Cleveland, [[TakeThat and no one notices for years]].
** Multiple stories throughout the series have awful things happening to Sydney. The author, a native Australian, [[AuthorAppeal really doesn't like the city]].
8th Mar '18 12:27:35 PM woerer1
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** Another Turtledove short story about aliens conquering chunks of Earth, ''Vilcabamba'', mentions that Spain was left uninhabitable by the aggresive mining techniques employed by the invading Krolp. Though the trope is played straight, the choice is not as random as in other examples, given that the story is [[RecycledInSpace a loose retelling]] of the [[{{irony}} Spanish conquest of the Incas]].
8th Feb '18 10:02:29 PM CommanderVisor
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' Vilgax test out a superweapon on Tetrax's homeworld, right after Tetrax gave him the crystal for his weapon to work.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' 10}}'', Vilgax test tested out a superweapon on Tetrax's homeworld, right after Tetrax gave him the crystal for his weapon to work.work.
** In the Season 1 finale of ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'', the villain blows up Pluto to show what he'll do to Earth if his daughter isn't returned to him in time.
28th Jan '18 6:27:20 PM sdsmo
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** In keeping with its status as a SoftReboot of the franchise, ""Film/StarWars: Film/TheForceAwakens'' features Starkiller Base blowing up the capital of the New Republic at Hosnian Prime and four other planets in the Hosnian system. None are given any characterization whatsoever before they're fried, and afterward their destruction has little impact on anything.
4th Jan '18 3:25:52 PM ZimFan89
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* ''Literature/SwarmOnTheSomme'': No one seems to particularly care when Luxembourg is overrun by the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Grex]].
27th Oct '17 10:06:34 AM SilentHunterUK
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*** The choice of Belgium here is almost certainly a reference to the works of the late Creator/DouglasAdams.
29th Sep '17 3:15:06 PM Kadorhal
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* In ''Universal Century Franchise/{{Gundam}}'', Australia is the victim of a ColonyDrop bad enough to leave a crater visible from space. So much for Sydney.
** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory 4 years later]], a big portion of the american midwest gets colony dropped by Zeon remnants to cripple the Federation's grain production.
** Then Ireland got smashed when [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Neo Zeon]] dropped another colony on it, and the Earth Federation consider the loss, as lesser mouths to feed.

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* In ''Universal Universal Century Franchise/{{Gundam}}'', ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'', Australia is the victim of a ColonyDrop bad enough to leave a crater visible from space. So much for Sydney.
** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory 4 years later]], a big portion of the american American midwest gets colony dropped by Zeon remnants to cripple the Federation's grain production.
** Then Ireland got smashed when [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Neo Zeon]] dropped another colony on it, and the Earth Federation consider the loss, loss as lesser fewer mouths to feed.



* ''Anime/CodeGeass'', the Euro Universe was brushed aside with no named characters (Save people born in the native countries of the Euro Universe alliance) as China, Britannia and the Black Knights duked it out. China is eventually dissolved into a multitude of smaller nations. Some of which join the U.F.N. And some of which are quickly conquered by Britannia.

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'', the Euro Universe Europia United was brushed aside with no named characters (Save people born in the native countries of the Euro Universe EU alliance) as China, Britannia and the Black Knights duked it out. China is eventually dissolved into a multitude of smaller nations. Some of which join the U.F.N. And some of which are quickly conquered by Britannia.



* ''Anime/FullMetalAlchemist'', [[BigBad The leader of Homunculi]] enacts this twice. First during 400 years before events of the manga to the country of Xerxes, [[spoiler:as he does it to get himself a body and sentience.]] Second during the "Promised Day", he takes [[spoiler:lives of nearly 50 million residents of Amestris[[note]] The very nation was created for this very purpose[[/note]] to gain the body of God.]] Thankfully, the second time, [[spoiler: it doesn't stick.]]

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* ''Anime/FullMetalAlchemist'', ''Manga/FullMetalAlchemist'', [[BigBad The leader of Homunculi]] enacts this twice. First during 400 years before events of the manga to the country of Xerxes, [[spoiler:as he does it to get himself a body and sentience.]] Second during the "Promised Day", he takes [[spoiler:lives of nearly 50 million residents of Amestris[[note]] The very nation was created for this very purpose[[/note]] to gain the body of God.]] Thankfully, the second time, [[spoiler: it doesn't stick.]]



* Comic books often have Throw Away ''planets''. For example, the Tamaraneans, an alien race of which Starfire from ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'' is a member, have their planet destroyed; the survivors move to a new planet, which is destroyed by an unrelated disaster; the survivors from ''that'' move onto ''yet another'' new planet, which is ''also'' destroyed in another totally unrelated disaster.

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* Comic books often have Throw Away ''planets''.''Planets''. For example, the Tamaraneans, an alien race of which Starfire from ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'' is a member, have their planet destroyed; the survivors move to a new planet, which is destroyed by an unrelated disaster; the survivors from ''that'' move onto ''yet another'' new planet, which is ''also'' destroyed in another totally unrelated disaster.



* A recurring theme in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series: the Covenant glasses human colony worlds, which seems to provide the motivation for a lot of human protagonists to fight. Frequently mentioned in-game ("Covenant bastards! It's just like Reach all over again!" - Buck, ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST''), but glassings were only directly shown in the ExpandedUniverse and not actually seen in the games themselves until ''VideoGame/HaloReach''. That said, ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'' does partly take place on a glassed world that is trying to get back on its feet.
* In the ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' ''Tiberium'' series, most of the world is ravaged by the spread of Tiberium, to a point where 30% of the planet's surface is rendered uninhabitable, and another 50% is difficult to survive in. Though [[Main/AllThereInTheManual background material]] and some dialogue mentions the difficulties and destruction Tiberium has inflicted on these regions, not a whole lot of time is spent on the life in these areas.

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* A recurring theme in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series: the Covenant glasses human colony worlds, which seems to provide the motivation for a lot of human protagonists to fight. Frequently mentioned in-game ("Covenant bastards! It's just like Reach all over again!" - Buck, ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST''), but glassings were only directly shown in the ExpandedUniverse and not actually seen in the games themselves until ''VideoGame/HaloReach''.''VideoGame/HaloReach'', set during a battle frequently mentioned in other material as having ended with the planet being glassed. That said, ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'' does partly take place on a glassed world that is trying to get back on its feet.
* In the ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' ''Tiberium'' ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberium'' series, most of the world is ravaged by the spread of Tiberium, to a point where 30% of the planet's surface is rendered uninhabitable, and another 50% is difficult to survive in. Though [[Main/AllThereInTheManual [[AllThereInTheManual background material]] and some dialogue mentions the difficulties and destruction Tiberium has inflicted on these regions, not a whole lot of time is spent on the life in these areas.



* ''VideoGame/StarCraft'': Several Terran worlds are literally sterilized by the Protoss to prevent the Zerg from spreading further. A futile effort. (Mar Sara was an exception to the trope, as you started there and and needed to escape it before it was sterilized. )

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* ''VideoGame/StarCraft'': Several Terran worlds are literally sterilized by the Protoss to prevent the Zerg from spreading further. A futile effort. (Mar Mar Sara was an exception to the trope, as you started there and and needed to escape it before it was sterilized. )sterilized.
5th Jun '17 7:20:38 PM Mondegreen
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* In ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'', Paris is destroyed by a chunk of asteroid, just to serve as a reminder that these things hurt. Hong Kong suffers a similar fate later in the movie, so the heroes have further reason to angst about the danger.

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* In ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'', Paris is destroyed by a chunk of asteroid, just to serve as a reminder that these things hurt. Hong Kong Shanghai suffers a similar fate later in the movie, so the heroes have further reason to angst about the danger.
28th May '17 4:22:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeResolute'' begins with Cobra blowing up Moscow to demonstrate their KillSat. WarrenEllis [[ExecutiveMeddling originally planned]] for it to be Beijing, and summarized what happened thusly:

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* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeResolute'' begins with Cobra blowing up Moscow to demonstrate their KillSat. WarrenEllis Creator/WarrenEllis [[ExecutiveMeddling originally planned]] for it to be Beijing, and summarized what happened thusly:
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