The Dreaded Killemall rises from the deep and stomps through Manhattan, squishing everything in its path! Alice starts to panic. Sir Charlie braces himself for a futile last stand. And Ed is.... grinning like a loon?
"It's the rare Purple Killemall! I knew they existed! It can generate enough force per square foot to crush iron. It could destroy us and never even notice! It's as glorious as I dreamed it would be!"
Alice and Sir Charlie exchange worried glances, terrified that their best friend has gone off the deep end... but no. Ed has spent his lifetime researching Killemalls. Or he has the only copy of a book that describes them and has always wanted to see them. Or he risked his reputation on the fact that they exist and now is vindicated.
Some vessels are of such sheer magnitude — be it physically, technologically, or historically — that the act of embarking on their maiden voyage becomes a spectacle in and of itself, a dramatic and memorable event to match the scale of the ship itself. Thus you have the Epic Launch Sequence.
This is often the preserve of a Mile-Long Ship, where the simple fact of getting that much ship moving under its own power can be an achievement in and of itself. However, smaller vessels are quite eligible for their own epic launch—it may be a new prototype undergoing its first test flight, or an intrepid explorer's ship embarking on a grand adventure to uncharted frontiers.
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