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* ''Film/WonderWoman1984'': The Stone is said to be responsable for the destruction of the Hitite, Cushite, Mayan and Roman civilizations among others.
* ''Film/ZackSnydersJusticeLeague'': Darkside is said to have conquest incontable worlds by using the three boxes to turn the planet into something similar to his own and the few survivors become Parademons. In fact, Darkside requested Steppenwold to conquest 50.000 worlds ''just'' to talk to him again.

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* ''Film/WonderWoman1984'': The Stone is said to be responsable responsible for the destruction of the Hitite, Hittite, Cushite, Mayan Mayan, and Roman civilizations civilizations, among others.
* ''Film/ZackSnydersJusticeLeague'': Darkside Darkseid is said to have conquest incontable conquered uncountable worlds by using the three boxes to turn the planet into something similar to his own and the few survivors become Parademons. In fact, Darkside Darkseid requested Steppenwold for Steppenwolf to conquest 50.000 conquer 50,000 worlds ''just'' to talk to him again.



** "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E7WhatAreLittleGirlsMadeOf What Are Little Girls Made Of?]]" The aliens who lived on the planet Exo 3 created android robots to serve them. When the androids developed ArtificialIntelligence, the aliens became afraid of them and started to turn them off. In self defense, the androids TurnedAgainstTheirMasters and destroyed them.

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** "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E7WhatAreLittleGirlsMadeOf What Are Little Girls Made Of?]]" The aliens who lived on the planet Exo 3 created android robots to serve them. When the androids developed ArtificialIntelligence, the aliens became afraid of them and started to turn them off. In self defense, self-defense, the androids TurnedAgainstTheirMasters and destroyed them.



** "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E20ReturnToTomorrow Return to Tomorrow]]". A half million years ago, a highly advanced HumanAlien civilization fought an apocalyptic war that destroyed the surface of their planet, ripped away the atmosphere and killed all living creatures on it. Before the end, a few members stored their minds in advanced devices to wait rescue.

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** "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E20ReturnToTomorrow Return to Tomorrow]]". A half million half-million years ago, a highly advanced HumanAlien civilization fought an apocalyptic war that destroyed the surface of their planet, ripped away the atmosphere and killed all living creatures on it. Before the end, a few members stored their minds in advanced devices to wait rescue.



** "[[Recap/StarTrekS3E8ForTheWorldIsHollowAndIHaveTouchedTheSky For the World Is Hollow, And I Have Touched The Sky]]". Several thousand years ago the Fabrini people's home sun went nova and destroyed their planets, but some of them were put on an ship resembling an asteroid and sent to another planet.

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** "[[Recap/StarTrekS3E8ForTheWorldIsHollowAndIHaveTouchedTheSky For the World Is Hollow, And I Have Touched The Sky]]". Several thousand years ago the Fabrini people's home sun went nova and destroyed their planets, but some of them were put on an a ship resembling an asteroid and sent to another planet.



* The Replicators in ''Series/StargateSG1'' would use all alloy and technologies available in a planet to keep replicating themselves destroying all civilization, but not the planet itself which would became one large Replicator-like world.

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* The Replicators in ''Series/StargateSG1'' would use all alloy and technologies available in a planet to keep replicating themselves destroying all civilization, but not the planet itself which would became become one large Replicator-like world.



* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. The civilization of the nation of Blackmoor reached an incredibly high tech level compared with the rest of the planet. Unfortunately their knowledge exceeded their wisdom, and the accidental detonation of some of their machines annihilated Blackmoor, the neighboring Thonian Empire and other populated areas. They were submerged under the ocean and their populations wiped out.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. The civilization of the nation of Blackmoor reached an incredibly high tech level compared with the rest of the planet. Unfortunately Unfortunately, their knowledge exceeded their wisdom, and the accidental detonation of some of their machines annihilated Blackmoor, the neighboring Thonian Empire Empire, and other populated areas. They were submerged under the ocean and their populations wiped out.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}'' species with the Scientist ethos get access to the Gravitation Wave, a super weapon capable of destroying every structure on a planet, while keeping its eco system intact. Using it is against the Galactic Code.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}'', species with the Scientist ethos get access to the Gravitation Wave, a super weapon superweapon capable of destroying every structure on a planet, planet while keeping its eco system ecosystem intact. Using it is against the Galactic Code.



* ''WesternAnimation/ObanStarRacers'': [[BigBad Canaletto]] had destroyed many civilizations millenia ago, seeing them as "impure and imperfect". It's because he deemed Great Beings' wiew of life as "weak".
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' three-part premiere episode "Secret Origins" shows that the same aliens that decimated the Martian civilization (leaving J'onn J'ozz as the sole survivior) are awaken on Earth.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ObanStarRacers'': [[BigBad Canaletto]] had destroyed many civilizations millenia millennia ago, seeing them as "impure and imperfect". It's because he deemed Great Beings' wiew view of life as "weak".
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' three-part premiere episode "Secret Origins" shows that the same aliens that decimated the Martian civilization (leaving J'onn J'ozz as the sole survivior) are awaken awakened on Earth.



* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' mentions that Apocalypse was behind the destruction of several civilizations including the Babylonians, Sumerians and Assyrians.

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' mentions that Apocalypse was behind the destruction of several civilizations including the Babylonians, Sumerians Sumerians, and Assyrians.

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* ''Film/WonderWoman1984'': The Stone is said to be responsable for the destruction of the Hitite, Cushite, Mayan and Roman civilizations among others.

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* ''Film/ZackSnydersJusticeLeague'': Darkside is said to have conquest incontable worlds by using the three boxes to turn the planet into something similar to his own and the few survivors become Parademons. In fact, Darkside requested Steppenwold to conquest 50.000 worlds ''just'' to talk to him again.


A Civilization Destroyer is a force that devastates an entire civilization, ending with its extinction. Often used in sci-fi and fantasy settings, the force behind the destruction may vary from an AbsoluteXenophobe [[AGodAmI superpowered being]], EldritchAbomination, HordeOfAlienLocusts, PlanetLooters, PlanetEater and even sometimes a WellIntentionedExtremist. If of planetary scale, what is left would normally be a DeathWorld, if in more local scale, this may lead to a DoomedHometown, may some times caused that afterwards CockroachesWillRuleTheEarth. Related to WorldWreckingWave. Contrast with ApocalypseHow.

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A Civilization Destroyer is a force that devastates an entire civilization, ending with its extinction. Often used in sci-fi and fantasy settings, the force behind the destruction may vary from an AbsoluteXenophobe [[AGodAmI superpowered being]], being, EldritchAbomination, HordeOfAlienLocusts, PlanetLooters, PlanetEater and even sometimes a WellIntentionedExtremist. If of planetary scale, what is left would normally be a DeathWorld, if in more local scale, this may lead to a DoomedHometown, may some times caused that afterwards CockroachesWillRuleTheEarth. Related to WorldWreckingWave. Contrast with ApocalypseHow.


* Cixin Liu's ''Literature/TheThreeBodyProblem'' series reveals in The Dark Forest [[spoiler: that the universe is populated largely by xenophobic Civilization Destroyers. Death's End drives home how utterly mundane our complete destruction is to them.]]

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* Cixin Liu's ''Literature/TheThreeBodyProblem'' series reveals in The Dark Forest [[spoiler: that the universe is populated largely by xenophobic Civilization Destroyers.Destroyers; as in, every single alien civilization either is one, is hiding from them, or has been destroyed by one. Death's End drives home how utterly mundane our complete destruction is to them.]]

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': The Other came very close to destroying all of Europa, and successfully destroyed the civilizations [[spoiler:of most of the ancient immortal god queens with only two queens and their lands and people known to have survived, though Zeetha is from a people whose civilization survived the destruction of their immortal queen.]]
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* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'': The ancient kingdom of Schrade was single-handedly obliterated by [[DraconicAbomination Fatalis]].

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* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'': The ancient kingdom of Schrade was One [[DraconicAbomination Fatalis]] single-handedly obliterated by [[DraconicAbomination Fatalis]].the ancient kingdom of Schrade.

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* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'': The ancient kingdom of Schrade was single-handedly obliterated by [[DraconicAbomination Fatalis]].


** In "The Impossible Box", Picard invokes this when he furiously disputes Jurati's suggestion that the Romulan-controlled Borg on the Artifact may be different.

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** In "The "[[Recap/StarTrekPicardS1E06TheImpossibleBox The Impossible Box", Box]]", Picard invokes this when he furiously disputes Jurati's suggestion that the Romulan-controlled Borg on the Artifact may be different.


** Knull, the antagonist of the fourth volume, is an ancient deific symbiote who traveled the cosmos for billions of years, devouring entire civilizations.

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** Knull, the antagonist of [[ComicBook/DonnyCatesVenom the fourth volume, volume]], is an ancient deific symbiote deity and the source of all symbiotes who traveled the cosmos for billions of years, devouring entire civilizations.


* The Borg in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' would not destroy any planet they conquer, but they would assimilate all the sentient life forms in such planet essentially eliminating any form of native culture and civilization.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': The Borg in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' would not destroy any planet they conquer, but they would assimilate all the sentient life forms in such planet on the planet, essentially eliminating any form of native culture and civilization.civilization.
* ''Series/StarTrekPicard'':
** In "The Impossible Box", Picard invokes this when he furiously disputes Jurati's suggestion that the Romulan-controlled Borg on the Artifact may be different.
--->'''Picard''': ''(outraged)'' Change? The Borg? They coolly assimilate entire civilizations, entire ''systems''! In a matter of hours! They don't change! They metastasize.
** In "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 1", Sutra learns from her mind-meld with Jurati that there are [[spoiler:extragalactic synths who can be summoned to eradicate all biological life in the Milky Way. In the next episode, there are robotic tentacles emerging from an interdimensional portal, but Soji breaks the beacon's console before they fully enter our space.]]
** In "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2", General Nedar's dialogue reveals that the Romulans have at least five different settings for planet-wide sterilization, and they [[spoiler:very nearly obliterate the androids (and presumably all plant and animal life as well) on Coppelius]].


* Cixin Liu's {{Literature/TheThreeBodyProblem}} series reveals in The Dark Forest [[spoiler: that the universe is populated largely by xenophobic Civilization Destroyers. Death's End drives home how utterly mundane our complete destruction is to them.]]

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* Cixin Liu's {{Literature/TheThreeBodyProblem}} ''Literature/TheThreeBodyProblem'' series reveals in The Dark Forest [[spoiler: that the universe is populated largely by xenophobic Civilization Destroyers. Death's End drives home how utterly mundane our complete destruction is to them.]]


** Your Colossus can be outfitted with the Neutron Sweep, a weapon capable of killing any intelligent life while keeping the planet colonizable. Using it is barrely better than using the World Cracker.
** A more speciallized version is the Divine Enforcer, which converts all inhabitants of a planet to spirituallism. Since robots and hive-minds can't be spiritualists, they will all be killed instead, leaving the planet empty.
** Both the Unbidden and the Prethoryn Scourge will compleatly cleanse a planet after bombarding it long enough, killing all bio-matter and destroying all machines. All they leave behind is a barren world.

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** Your Colossus can be outfitted with the Neutron Sweep, a weapon capable of killing any intelligent life while keeping the planet colonizable. Using it is barrely better than Diplomacy-wise, it's treated about the same as using the World Cracker.
a [[EarthShatteringKaboom Planet Cracker]].
** A more speciallized specialized version is the [[MindControl Divine Enforcer, Enforcer]], which converts all inhabitants of a planet to spirituallism.spiritualism. Since robots and hive-minds can't be spiritualists, they will all be killed instead, leaving the planet empty.
** Both the Unbidden and the Prethoryn Scourge will compleatly completely cleanse a planet after bombarding it long enough, killing all bio-matter and destroying all machines. All they leave behind is a barren world. On the flip side, if the Prethoryn decide to colonize a world themselves, you'll be the one doing this to them if you want to take it back.


A Civilization Destroyer is a force that devastates an entire civilization, ending with its extinction. Often used in sci-fi and fantasy settings, the force behind the destruction may vary from an AbsoluteXenophobe [[AGodIAm superpowered being]], EldritchAbomination, HordeOfAlienLocusts, PlanetLooters, PlanetEater and even sometimes a WellIntentionedExtremist. If of planetary scale, what is left would normally be a DeathWorld, if in more local scale, this may lead to a DoomedHometown, may some times caused that afterwards CockroachesWillRuleTheEarth. Related to WorldWreckingWave. Contrast with ApocalypseHow.

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A Civilization Destroyer is a force that devastates an entire civilization, ending with its extinction. Often used in sci-fi and fantasy settings, the force behind the destruction may vary from an AbsoluteXenophobe [[AGodIAm [[AGodAmI superpowered being]], EldritchAbomination, HordeOfAlienLocusts, PlanetLooters, PlanetEater and even sometimes a WellIntentionedExtremist. If of planetary scale, what is left would normally be a DeathWorld, if in more local scale, this may lead to a DoomedHometown, may some times caused that afterwards CockroachesWillRuleTheEarth. Related to WorldWreckingWave. Contrast with ApocalypseHow.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ObanStarRacers'': [[BigBad Canaletto]] had destroyed many civilizations millenia ago, seeing them as "impure and imperfect". It's because he deemed Great Beings' wiew of life as "weak".

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