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MCE
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05:32:26 AM Nov 29th 2013
edited by 81.154.206.148
The links for exploitation now are no longer working.

here is the page where the kill sat is shown working.

here is the second

this is the last
Camacan
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02:41:13 AM Oct 17th 2010
edited by Camacan
This seems like an excessive number of links — the idea is just to give a quick summary of how the trope appears in the world rather than be a link repository.
  • 1 (what is the Exterminatus?), 2, 3 (the command is given), 4, 5, 6, 7 (The Exterminatus), 8 (big explosions make guys happy)
Camacan
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02:39:52 AM Oct 17th 2010
Not in orbit, not an examle:
  • Kefka's Light of Judgment in Final Fantasy VI wasn't orbital, but it could still hit any point on the planet, so it gets honorable mention.
Camacan
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02:39:37 AM Oct 17th 2010
edited by Chibi-Kibou
Not a weapons system, more an intermediary.

  • And in Mega Man Legends, the Big Bad threatens to use one to wipe all carbon-based lifeforms from the island the game is located on.
    • Questionable. Elysium wasn't implied to be a kill sat per se, but rather stated to contain the on switch for the Carbon Reinitialisation System, itself implied to be already on the planet (the ruins). Flip the switch on the satellite, and all the carbon-based (robotic) life planet-side's base materials are used to revive the humans.
    • And there was no threatening about it. Sera was going to use it. The Master was dead, time to revive him and his kin.
Camacan
moderator
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02:39:05 AM Oct 17th 2010
Not a weapons system — not an example.

  • Congo (1995) has a laser-powered satellite that is integral to the plot; the trope may actually be somewhat subverted here. (The book had them looking for diamonds to be used in next-generation semiconductors; at no point did lasers come into it.)
    • The satellite was a communications system; the only hostile use was the protagonists, one of whom blasts the satellite with a ground based laser. Possibly a little dangerous for broadcasts.
Camacan
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02:38:24 AM Oct 17th 2010
edited by Camacan
This is probably not an example — more a case of Colony Drop.

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
    • There was another Kill Sat angel earlier in the series, one that dropped bits of itself down on the earth before trying to kill Tokyo-3 by crashing down on the city. Living kamikaze killer satellite, anyone?
      • Actually, that's more of a Colony Drop then a Kill Sat. Even that one was reflecting on Misato's Reason to fight the Angels, and her willingness to lose her own life just to get her revenge.

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