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20th May '16 1:01:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* The weather is controlled by humans in ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd''. They went on the fritz after suffering damage during the East Meg (former Soviet block) invasion of Mega City One, making the climate shift rapidly between snow storms and heat waves. The low visibility in particular worked to the advantage of the hit-and-run tactics carried out by Judge Dredd's guerilla forces.
* One of ''TheSmurfs'' once built such a device. Things soon went awry.

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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'':
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The weather is controlled by humans in ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd''. They humans. These devices went on the fritz after suffering damage during the East Meg (former Soviet block) invasion of Mega City One, making the climate shift rapidly between snow storms and heat waves. The low visibility in particular worked to the advantage of the hit-and-run tactics carried out by Judge Dredd's guerilla forces.
** Deadworld also used to have machines to regulate the weather. The Dark Judges commandeered them to poison the population and kill off the biosphere.
* One of ''TheSmurfs'' ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' once built such a device. Things soon went awry.
30th Mar '16 7:59:29 AM dlchen145
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*** Except when it's done within U.S. borders, apparently, since cloud seeding is regularly performed over the various remote military installations in California and Nevada (Edwards AFB, White Sands, etc). It's considered more effective there because there aren't a whole lot of clouds over those unholy wastelands in the first place.
** It is not known [[IncrediblyLamePun whether]] or not this works.
*** It works, but it's unclear whether it is to effective degree or not.

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*** Except when it's done within U.S. borders, apparently, since cloud seeding is regularly performed over the various remote military installations in California and Nevada (Edwards AFB, White Sands, etc). It's considered more effective there because there aren't a whole lot of clouds over those unholy wastelands in the first place.
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place. It is not known [[IncrediblyLamePun whether]] or not this works.
*** It works,
seems to work, but it's it is unclear whether if it is actually works to an effective degree or not.degree.
3rd Mar '16 2:34:39 AM 082122712641
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* The [[EldritchAbomination Walpurgisnacht]] in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', is a living variation, and also her main powers. She can [[RealityWarper warp physics around her]] to manipulate weather, allowing her to create ''huge'' storms coupled with very hard rain and thunders, ''with her mere presence''. She can even manipulate them precisely, creating whirlwinds to hurl ''entire skyscrapers'' as projectiles.
29th Feb '16 12:01:57 AM KaiYves
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Also see SnowMeansCold and WeatherOfWar. See WeatherManipulation for the superpower version. Compare ArtificialOutdoorsDisplay for when even the weather itself isn't real.

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Also see SnowMeansCold and WeatherOfWar. See WeatherManipulation for the superpower version.version and EarthquakeMachine for when you'd rather wreak havoc on land than in the atmosphere. Compare ArtificialOutdoorsDisplay for when even the weather itself isn't real.
23rd Feb '16 11:34:48 PM Killerikala
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* In an episode of Radio/TheMenFromTheMinistry [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff (Well, the Finnish version anyway)]] a scientist creates one, and fills their office with fog after being dismissed for being crazy. One of the main characters uses the machine to help Britain to win in several sports, but it's revealed that modifying weather in one place also affects the weather somewhere else; Thus the main characters end up jumping around the world fixing the weather, but keep messing it up even more.
5th Feb '16 11:16:41 PM Sark0TAG
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* In ''VideoGame/PajamaSam 2'', the World Wide Weather corporation does this as a massive floating factory in the clouds. And its CEO is MotherNature. In the comic book [[{{Feelies}} packed with the game]], it's used for evil, but the place Sam discovers on his own manages Earth's weather as it should be...until he [[NiceJobBreakingItHero accidentally messes up the equipment.]]
15th Jan '16 11:50:08 PM Anddrix
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A machine that seems to be able to control elements in the atmosphere to create or disperse clouds, incude said clouds to rain or generate lightning, or even cause full-fledged hurricanes, sometimes with such destructiveness that it doubles as a DoomsdayDevice in its own right; sometimes, the device may somehow be able to cause phenomena that have no relation to weather at all, because TV writers seem to [[ViewersAreMorons not bother to differentiate meteorological natural disasters from non-meteorological ones]]. The device is more often than not never used for [[ReedRichardsIsUseless any practical application]] or to [[CutLexLuthorACheck make money directly]], which messes with the WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief. All in all, the whole idea of controlling such a nebulous concept as "weather" is... just odd. It hasn't stopped people from trying though.

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A machine that seems to be able to control elements in the atmosphere to create or disperse clouds, incude said clouds to rain or generate lightning, or even cause full-fledged hurricanes, sometimes with such destructiveness that it doubles as a DoomsdayDevice in its own right; sometimes, the device may somehow be able to cause phenomena that have no relation to weather at all, because TV writers seem to [[ViewersAreMorons not bother to differentiate meteorological natural disasters from non-meteorological ones]].ones. The device is more often than not never used for [[ReedRichardsIsUseless any practical application]] or to [[CutLexLuthorACheck make money directly]], which messes with the WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief. All in all, the whole idea of controlling such a nebulous concept as "weather" is... just odd. It hasn't stopped people from trying though.
31st Dec '15 12:23:27 PM tkzv
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* Creator/RogerZelazny's ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber'' an openly known quality of the Jewel of Judgment is the ability to control the local weather.

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* Creator/RogerZelazny's In [[Creator/RogerZelazny Roger Zelazny's]] ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber'' an Amberites easily change weather of shadow worlds, but not of Amber -- the centre of the universe is too stable. An openly known quality of the Jewel of Judgment is the ability to control the local weather.weather in Amber.



* In ''Literature/TimeForTheStars'', the Long Range Foundation exists to invest in research and development that will take decades or longer to pay off, such as the interstellar voyage that makes up the main storyline. Another of the things invested in is the weather-control machines that make a brief appearance towards the end of the story.

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* The theme of controlling weather seems to have been [[CreatorThumbprint very important]] for Creator/RobertHeinlein. If a given story briefly mentions that humans mastered weather control, you can be sure this is the bright future the author would like to live in.
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In ''Literature/TimeForTheStars'', the Long Range Foundation exists to invest in research and development that will take decades or longer to pay off, such as the slower-than-light interstellar voyage that makes up the main storyline. Another of the things invested in is the weather-control machines The protagonist mentions early on that make weather control research is a brief appearance towards project started to burn excessive money, unlikely to ever become profitable. When he returns to Earth, he is surprised to learn that the end of the story.technology has been widely used for years.
** ''Literature/TheDoorIntoSummer'' has another example.
27th Dec '15 2:16:30 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheSixMillionDollarMan''[=/=]''Series/TheBionicWoman'' crossover three-part episode "Kill Oscar": The MadScientist Doctor Franklin had a Weather Control Machine.

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* ''TheSixMillionDollarMan''[=/=]''Series/TheBionicWoman'' ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan''[=/=]''Series/TheBionicWoman'' crossover three-part episode "Kill Oscar": The MadScientist Doctor Franklin had a Weather Control Machine.
5th Nov '15 9:20:12 AM nombretomado
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* [[TheMightyThor Thor's]] hammer in MarvelComics.

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* [[TheMightyThor [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor's]] hammer in MarvelComics.
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