History PlayingWith / ColonyDrop

11th Dec '15 7:42:25 PM Mhazard
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** [[MacrossMissileMassacre A swarm of space colonies]] are being dropped toward the planet.
15th Apr '13 8:01:09 PM nombretomado
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* '''Conversed''': "Meh. Wouldn't be {{Gundam}} [[RuleOfDrama without it!]]"

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* '''Conversed''': "Meh. Wouldn't be {{Gundam}} Franchise/{{Gundam}} [[RuleOfDrama without it!]]"
20th Jan '13 9:08:40 AM SnarkyAce
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* '''Lampshaded''': [[OhCrap "Hey, what's that coming towards....AAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!!"]]

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* '''Lampshaded''': [[OhCrap "Hey, what's that coming towards....AAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!!"]]"Seriously? you're gonna throw a planet at them? do you even know what "OverKill" means?"
5th Jan '13 5:27:33 AM SeptimusHeap
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* '''Parodied''': The colony is dropped on some eyesore of a sculpture/building/etc. [[DeadBabyComedy or on some]] AcceptableTargets.

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* '''Parodied''': The colony is dropped on some eyesore of a sculpture/building/etc. [[DeadBabyComedy [[BlackComedy or on some]] AcceptableTargets.
29th Dec '12 7:23:50 PM SKJAM
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* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???The Big Bad is only able to redirect largish satellites, and has to rely on aiming them to do decent damage.
28th Dec '12 2:00:16 PM V_Phantom
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* '''Basic Trope''': A large object [[RecycledInSpace from space]] is being used as a weapon against people on Earth or other planets.
* '''Played Straight''': Earth or an inhabited world now has colonies on the moon(s) and the LaGrange Points. The BigBad de-stabilizes the moon(s) and the artificially made La Grange Point colonies and sends them hurling towards an inhabited world to kill lots of innocent people.

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* '''Basic Trope''': A large object [[RecycledInSpace from space]] is being used as a weapon against people on Earth or other planets.
planet(s).
* '''Played Straight''': '''Straight''': Earth or an inhabited world now has colonies on the moon(s) and the LaGrange [=LaGrange=] Points. The BigBad de-stabilizes the moon(s) and the artificially made La Grange Point colonies and sends them hurling towards an inhabited world to kill lots of innocent people.



** The colonies are carrying/powered by some sort of AppliedPhlebotinum [[NuclearWeaponsTaboo suspiciously similar to]] [[AtomicHate nuclear power]].

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** The colonies are carrying/powered by some sort of AppliedPhlebotinum [[NuclearWeaponsTaboo suspiciously similar to]] [[AtomicHate nuclear power]].



* '''Downplayed''': ???



** The BigBad threatens to do this, but [[IneffectualDeathThreats never actually does]].

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** The BigBad threatens to do this, but [[IneffectualDeathThreats never actually does]].



* '''Deconstructed''': This is usually being done as a show of power, but if most life would be destroyed by large objects (natural or artificial) hurling towards a world, [[FridgeLogic who will be left]] for the BigBad to rule over?
* '''Reconstructed''':
** The BigBad finds other ways of showing his power and [[WorldDomination taking over the world]].
** The BigBad is an OmnicidalManiac.
* '''Parodied''': The colony is dropped on some eyesore of a sculpture/building/etc. [[DeadBabyComedy or on some]] AcceptableTargets.

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* '''Deconstructed''': This is usually being done as a show of power, but if most life would be destroyed by large objects (natural or artificial) hurling towards a world, [[FridgeLogic who will be left]] for the BigBad to rule over?
* '''Reconstructed''':
** The BigBad finds other ways of showing his power and [[WorldDomination taking over the world]].
** The BigBad is an OmnicidalManiac.
* '''Parodied''': The colony is dropped on some eyesore of a sculpture/building/etc. [[DeadBabyComedy or on some]] AcceptableTargets. AcceptableTargets.
* '''Zig Zagged''': The BigBad screws with the gravity on the [=LaGrange=] Points, causing their colonies to come hurling towards the planet, but then TheHero helps them get back where they belong or sends them floating away. This happens several times.



* '''Enforced''': "We need to [[RuleOfDrama create drama]] in a SciFi {{Mecha}} series."



* '''Zig Zagged''': The BigBad screws with the gravity on the LaGrange Points, causing their colonies to come hurling towards the planet, but then TheHero helps them get back where they belong or sends them floating away. This happens several times.
* '''Enforced''': "We need to [[RuleOfDrama create drama]] in a SciFi {{Mecha}} series."



* '''Defied''': The BigBad [[EvenEvilHasStandards doesn't want to needlessly destroy innocent civilians]], and so does not do this.

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* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': The BigBad [[EvenEvilHasStandards doesn't want to needlessly destroy innocent civilians]], and so does not do this.



* '''Deconstructed''': This is usually being done as a show of power, but if most life would be destroyed by large objects (natural or artificial) hurling towards a world, [[FridgeLogic who will be left]] for the BigBad to rule over?
* '''Reconstructed''':
** The BigBad finds other ways of showing his power and [[WorldDomination taking over the world]].
** The BigBad is an OmnicidalManiac.



* '''Played For Drama''': Almost always is.



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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???
28th May '12 1:07:18 AM Telcontar
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* '''Exaggerated''': The colonies are carrying/powered by some sort of AppliedPhlebotinum [[NuclearWeaponsTaboo suspiciously similar to]] [[AtomicHate nuclear power]].

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* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''':
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The colonies are carrying/powered by some sort of AppliedPhlebotinum [[NuclearWeaponsTaboo suspiciously similar to]] [[AtomicHate nuclear power]].



* '''Justified''': Well, destroying a large amount of a planet and its population is a great way to get the survivors' attention and get them to submit out of fear...

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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Well, destroying a large amount of a planet and its population is a great way to get the survivors' attention and get them to submit out of fear...



* '''Inverted''': The colonies are being sent far away from the planet's orbit, far out into outer space.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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The colonies are being sent far away from the planet's orbit, far out into outer space.



* '''Subverted''': The BigBad was planning to do this, but TheHero prevents it from actually happening.

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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
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The BigBad was planning to do this, but TheHero prevents it from actually happening.



* '''Double Subverted''': But another villain comes along and has the same idea.

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* '''Double Subverted''': Subverted''':
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But another villain comes along and has the same idea.



* '''Reconstructed''': The BigBad finds other ways of showing his power and [[WorldDomination taking over the world]].

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* '''Reconstructed''': '''Reconstructed''':
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The BigBad finds other ways of showing his power and [[WorldDomination taking over the world]].
4th Mar '12 9:29:21 PM redjirachi
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** An entire moon loses its orbit, [[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt and is set to crash into the planet.]]
18th Feb '12 2:09:37 PM yovlay
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** The Colony is too small to do actual damage
20th Jan '12 8:32:36 PM Biffbiffley
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** The colony is actually a ship and only comes close to the planet before flying off.
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