Main Super Weapon Surprise Discussion

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05:27:09 PM Jan 5th 2012
Removed the following

  • Singapore is trying to cultivate this through their National Service programme. Their defense plan in the event that their northern Malaysian, neighbours declare war is to strike first and invade half of Johor so that they'll have some land to fight in.
    • Australia promises to aid Malaysia and Singapore in the event of any attack. They really meant Indonesia (And lately even that's sorta a moot point since Indonesia has gotten a lot more friendly in the past two decades) but they're in a dilly of a pickle should Singapore/Malaysia decide to attack the other...

Yeah, see, "Singaporeans capturing part of Malaysia to fight" doesn't sound like this trope. Considering that you know, a)it's in case Malaysia attacks, so they'd be taking it from their enemy if this hypothetical war were to happen and b) a small part of Malaysia does not sound like any sort of superweapon.
06:49:48 AM Aug 13th 2011
Why someone delated Yellow's powers' example, when she seems to fit this trope quite well?
04:27:46 PM Aug 9th 2011
The Foundation from the Foundation series, would count as an example?
01:18:24 AM Sep 24th 2010
edited by Camacan
I culled this part of the The Salvation War example: the demons are not an apparently peaceful people.

  • MAJOR spoiler: Happens to the humans later on. Getting desperate, Satan gives permission for a court nobody, Belial, to use the "party tricks" he used to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. Turns out, his "party trick" is to have a portal projected down into the magma chamber of a volcano...and open the other side over a human city. Cue nasty shock for humanity.
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