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** He goes on to ''[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments top]]'' this by ''stopping a runaway nuclear reaction'' by ''hooking up an electric guitar to the reactor'' and playing it at insanely high decibels to bleed off the energy. "''IT'S ALL RIGHT MARY! ... THEY'RE ONLY ELECTRONS!''"

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** He goes on to ''[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments top]]'' ''top'' this by ''stopping a runaway nuclear reaction'' by ''hooking up an electric guitar to the reactor'' and playing it at insanely high decibels to bleed off the energy. "''IT'S ALL RIGHT MARY! ... THEY'RE ONLY ELECTRONS!''"


* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', [[spoiler:Khonsu, the fourth Endbringer]] uses a field of accelerated time to set off nuclear weapons.



* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', [[spoiler:Khonsu, the fourth Endbringer]] uses a field of accelerated time to set off nuclear weapons.


* ''Film/TheWolverine'': Yashida stares directly into the flash of an atomic bomb and suffers no ill-effects. He should have been burned severely or at the very least blinded on the spot, which would have made it a lot harder to run for the well. His survival of the following explosion and radiation is somewhat more plausible, due to distance and detonation factors (an air-burst detonation leaves relatively little fallout), but still rather unlikely given he waited until the blast had practically caught up to them.

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* ''Film/TheWolverine'': Yashida stares directly into the flash of an atomic bomb and suffers no ill-effects. He should have been burned severely or at the very least blinded on the spot, which would have made it a lot harder to run for the well. His survival of the following explosion and radiation is somewhat more plausible, due to distance and detonation factors (an air-burst detonation leaves relatively little fallout), but still rather unlikely given he waited until the blast had practically caught up to them. At the same time, his survival at all is not completely out of the bounds of credibility: There are confirmed survivors of the Hiroshima bombing who were within the main blast epicenter zone, one of whom was only 170 meters away from the detonation point at the time of the explosion (the man was, however, inside a reinforced basement).


* Also surprisingly averted in ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious The Fate of The Furious]]'', which otherwise [[ArtisticLicensePhysics breaks every physics law in existence]]. [[spoiler:The submarine porting nuclear missiles doesn't explode in a nuclear blast when it's destroyed by heatseeker, and Tej even points out that the missiles aren't dangerous without being armed]].

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* Also surprisingly averted in ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious The Fate of The Furious]]'', ''Film/TheFateOfTheFurious'', which otherwise [[ArtisticLicensePhysics breaks every physics law in existence]]. [[spoiler:The submarine porting nuclear missiles doesn't explode in a nuclear blast when it's destroyed by heatseeker, and Tej even points out that the missiles aren't dangerous without being armed]].

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** Although the statement about the machines' resilience against heat is generally true, the writers of ''Animatrix'' seem to have no idea ''how much'' heat does nuclear weaponry actually produce. The temperature near the center of their explosion reaches levels that you can normally meet on stars. To give a small example of their capabilities -- during "Trinity" nuclear test, the bomb (with yield equal to "only" 22 kilotons of TNT) was placed on top of a 30-metre tower made of steel, in the middle of a desert. The result? Steel tower ''vaporized'' -- literally ''nothing'' left of it -- and sand in about 300 metre radius around the explosion melted and ''boiled'', later congealing into a glassy residue named "trinitite". Now, imagine an entire barrage of a-bombs with many times greater yield than that (nuclear weaponry currently in possession of countries armed with them are much, much more powerful than those built in final days of World War Two) dropped at any city. While the idea of a machine city surviving a single nuclear bomb is plausible, the idea of it tanking a ''carpet bombing'' of such warheads (which is what happened to Zero-One) and coming out without a scratch is downright ludicrous.

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* Averted [[NightmareFuel very horrifically]] during Sarah's nightmare in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''. James Cameron actually received fan mail from actual scientists thanking and praising him for his depiction of a nuclear explosion. The ''only thing'' it got wrong was the image of Sarah's skeleton staying behind after the blast wave hits her. Everything else, from Los Angeles crumbling to people bursting into flames and blasting apart into carbonized dust? Pretty damn accurate.
** Ironically, the trope is later played straight at the beginning of ''Film/TerminatorGenisys''. A nuke goes off over San Francisco as just a flash of light and a pressure wave. No sign of a thermal pulse or anything catching fire until the wave hits. One character even stares ''directly'' at the explosion without a hint of pain in his eyes. The streets also conveniently empty themselves of people when the blast wave hits.


* ''Literature/ForAllTime'': In this CrapsackWorld where, among other things, the NuclearTaboo never existed, plenty of countries have their own nuclear stockpiles and are willing to use them with impunity. A united communist Korea, however, takes the cake when it successfully completes a bomb called the Glorious People's Revolutionary Hammer in 1970. The GPRH somehow completely outdoes every single ever made with a yield of '''250,000 megatons''' or 250 gigatons. This is virtually impossible to achieve from a logistical and engineering perspective. In OTL the largest nuclear device ever built was Tsar Bomba, which had a maximum theoretical yield of 100 megatons but was detonated with a yield of 50 megatons. If every nuke ever constructed were detonated at once, it would only yield about 4.8 gigatons. Even Edward Teller's theoretical Backyard Bomb, which would be powerful enough to destroy entire countries, would only reach 10 gigatons.

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* ''Literature/ForAllTime'': In this CrapsackWorld where, among other things, the NuclearTaboo NuclearWeaponsTaboo never existed, plenty of countries have their own nuclear stockpiles and are willing to use toss them with impunity. around like snowballs. A united communist Korea, however, takes the cake when it successfully completes a bomb called the Glorious People's Revolutionary Hammer in 1970. The GPRH somehow completely outdoes every single ever made with 1970, which has a yield of '''250,000 megatons''' or 250 gigatons. This is virtually impossible to achieve from a logistical and engineering perspective. In OTL the largest nuclear device ever built was Tsar Bomba, which had a maximum theoretical yield of 100 megatons but was detonated with a yield of 50 megatons. If every nuke ever constructed were detonated at once, it would only yield about 4.8 gigatons. Even Edward Teller's theoretical Backyard Bomb, which would be powerful enough to destroy entire countries, would only reach 10 gigatons.

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* ''Literature/ForAllTime'': In this CrapsackWorld where, among other things, the NuclearTaboo never existed, plenty of countries have their own nuclear stockpiles and are willing to use them with impunity. A united communist Korea, however, takes the cake when it successfully completes a bomb called the Glorious People's Revolutionary Hammer in 1970. The GPRH somehow completely outdoes every single ever made with a yield of '''250,000 megatons''' or 250 gigatons. This is virtually impossible to achieve from a logistical and engineering perspective. In OTL the largest nuclear device ever built was Tsar Bomba, which had a maximum theoretical yield of 100 megatons but was detonated with a yield of 50 megatons. If every nuke ever constructed were detonated at once, it would only yield about 4.8 gigatons. Even Edward Teller's theoretical Backyard Bomb, which would be powerful enough to destroy entire countries, would only reach 10 gigatons.


** In the Time series, stars are living beings that have been known to commit suicide or take self-sacrificial actions, and that parts of a living being can be independently sentient. It's not unreasonable, given the bizarre nature of reality in the series, to assume the loss of the only celestial body in the local area that is capable of supporting matter-life would unduly affect Sól.


*** In fact, [[http://archive.org/details/StaySafe1960 here's a film produced by the US Air Force back in 1960]] showing nuclear weapons being purposely dropped out of planes, set on fire, and otherwise subjected to movie-of-the-week hijinks to demonstrate that rough treatment of nuclear weapons does not result in said weapons detonating.

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*** In fact, [[http://archive.org/details/StaySafe1960 here's a film produced by the US Air Force back in 1960]] showing nuclear weapons being purposely dropped out of planes, set on fire, and otherwise subjected to movie-of-the-week hijinks to demonstrate that rough treatment of nuclear weapons does not result in said weapons detonating. It should be noted though, as the narrator repeatedly assures us, that these bombs do not actually contain radioactive material "so as not to waste this precious resource", defeating the point of the tests somewhat.


** ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'' is guilty of Idea 1. Defunct nuclear reactors are valuable but highly dangerous targets for scavengers... because they will explode like bombs if damaged. A fight between mobile suits during a raid results in a second sunrise.

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** ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'' is guilty of Idea 1. Defunct nuclear reactors are valuable but highly dangerous targets for scavengers... because apparently some idiot(s) left them all running, and if you pull out too many components(or simply damage the cooling tower bad enough) they will explode like bombs if damaged.bombs. A fight between mobile suits during a raid results in a second sunrise.


** The plant has been repeatedly shown to produce not only nuclear waste, but also noxious smog. The only gas that comes out of nuclear power plants is ''steam''.

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** The plant has been repeatedly shown to produce not only nuclear waste, but also noxious smog. The only gas that normally comes out of nuclear power plants is ''steam''.''steam''. Of course, that assumes a well-running, up-to-code power plant, which the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant is [[NoOSHACompliance far from being]].


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** Ghouls are people who somehow survived exposure to a massive dose of radiation, like that of a strategic nuclear weapon, and become immune to the damaging effects of radiation. Instead, high radiation levels cause them to regenerate. On the other hand, they end up looking like zombies and some suffer mental degradation and become feral. The transformation usually occurs gradually after exposure to large amounts of background radiation over time, though a sudden massive dose can induce the transformation far faster (Moira Brown in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' if you detonate the bomb in Megaton and the NCR soldiers at Searchlight in ''New Vegas''). ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' introduces two ghouls who induced the condition in themselves through radiation experiments and a vaguely-described serum respectively.
** Brahmin are a strain of mutant two-headed cow that are a viable species unto themselves instead of horrific monstrosities that die moments after birth, that have replaced cows. Radstags from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' are similar, being two-headed deer with a pair of vestigial arms sticking out of its chest.

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** Ghouls are people who somehow survived exposure to a massive dose of radiation, like that of a strategic nuclear weapon, and become immune to the damaging effects of radiation. Instead, high radiation levels cause them to regenerate. On the other hand, they end up looking like zombies and some suffer mental degradation and become feral. The transformation usually occurs gradually after exposure to large amounts of background radiation over time, though a sudden massive dose can induce the transformation far faster (Moira Brown in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' if you detonate the bomb in Megaton and the NCR soldiers at Searchlight in ''New Vegas'').''[[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas New Vegas]]''). ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' introduces two ghouls who induced the condition in themselves through radiation experiments and a vaguely-described serum respectively.
** Brahmin are a strain of mutant two-headed cow that are a viable species unto themselves instead of horrific monstrosities that die moments after birth, that have replaced cows. Radstags from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' ''Fallout 4'' are similar, being two-headed deer with a pair of vestigial arms sticking out of its chest.



** Fallout 4 also has a pocket nuclear sub with one remaining missile in a hidden submarine base. You can launch the missile which farts around the concrete ceiling of the base for a few seconds (If you read your quest log at this point, your character has apparently written in it "I just set off a nuclear bomb! ''Why am I still reading this?!''") and will explode, killing everyone in the base in a white flash, but not even knocking the outside door over. If you've run out of the area, as soon as you zone out of the door you are perfectly safe, not even radiation escapes.

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** Fallout 4 ''Fallout 4'' also has a pocket nuclear sub with one remaining missile in a hidden submarine base. You can launch the missile which farts around the concrete ceiling of the base for a few seconds (If you read your quest log at this point, your character has apparently written in it "I just set off a nuclear bomb! ''Why am I still reading this?!''") and will explode, killing everyone in the base in a white flash, but not even knocking the outside door over. If you've run out of the area, as soon as you zone out of the door you are perfectly safe, not even radiation escapes.


* The backstory of ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Adventure Time]]'' involves an ostensible nuclear apocalypse whose long-term effects in the world's subsequent recovery have eventually amounted to what is for all intents and purposes a whimsical (and in some places ''literal'') SugarBowl. It could actually be described as a similar, yet ''vastly'' more cartoonish, case to that of the ''Fallout'' series in terms of fantastical mutations and other evolutionary effects.



* The backstory of ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Adventure Time]]'' involves an ostensible nuclear apocalypse whose long-term effects in the world's subsequent recovery have eventually amounted to what is for all intents and purposes a whimsical (and in some places ''literal'') SugarBowl. It could actually be described as a similar, yet ''vastly'' more cartoonish, case to that of the ''Fallout'' series in terms of fantastical mutations and other evolutionary effects.



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* The backstory of ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Adventure Time]]'' involves an ostensible nuclear apocalypse whose long-term effects in the world's subsequent recovery have eventually amounted to what is for all intents and purposes a whimsical (and in some places ''literal'') SugarBowl. It could actually be described as a similar, yet ''vastly'' more cartoonish, case to that of the ''Fallout'' series in terms of fantastical mutations and other evolutionary effects.

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