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* In the ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'' episode "Braces", Panda, gone [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity power mad]] thanks to his new electrokinetic powers gotten from his braces, attempts to destroy San Francisco using the bears' cave and every Smartphone in San Francisco to create a makeshift meteor.
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* In one of the earliest ''ComicBook/AlienVsPredator'' crossover comics (later adapted into a novel), a small backwater colony gets completely infested with aliens. After the few surviving colonists evacuate to a safe distance, administrator Machiko Noguchi heads into the heart of the alien hive with a Predator ally and programs the orbiting cargo ship to crash into the colony.

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* In one of the earliest ''ComicBook/AlienVsPredator'' ''ComicBook/AliensVsPredator'' crossover comics (later adapted into a novel), a small backwater colony gets completely infested with aliens. After the few surviving colonists evacuate to a safe distance, administrator Machiko Noguchi heads into the heart of the alien hive with a Predator ally and programs the orbiting cargo ship to crash into the colony.


* In ''Series/{{Salvation}}'', it's revealed that [[spoiler:the 2013 Chelyabinsk meteor crash was a secret US government-developed weapon called Project Atlas, designed to divert asteroids using gravity tractors and drop them on Russia with no one being the wiser. The show's main theme is about a natural asteroid threatening to destroy humanity, while someone in the government seeks to turn it into a shotgun blast to obliterate Russia and China]].

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* In ''Series/{{Salvation}}'', it's revealed that [[spoiler:the 2013 Chelyabinsk meteor crash was a secret US government-developed weapon called Project Atlas, designed to divert asteroids using gravity tractors and drop them on Russia with no one being the wiser. The show's main theme is about a natural asteroid threatening to destroy humanity, while someone in the government seeks to turn it into a shotgun blast to obliterate Russia and China]]. At the end of season 2, it's revealed that [[spoiler:"Samson" was never going to hit in the first place, because it's not an asteroid at all. Asteroids don't change course to avoid an incoming railgun shot. The final shot of the season is "Samson" slowing down to enter orbit]].


* In Kim Stanley Robinson's ''Literature/RedMarsTrilogy'', Mars is being colonized and populated even BEFORE the cometary bombardment ceases, requiring some very important Travel Advisories. Also in Robinson's trilogy, when the [[spoiler:Space Elevator is destroyed, it falls and [[CrazyAwesome wraps around the planet several times]].]]

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* In Kim Stanley Robinson's ''Literature/RedMarsTrilogy'', Mars is being colonized and populated even BEFORE the cometary bombardment ceases, requiring some very important Travel Advisories. Also in Robinson's trilogy, when the [[spoiler:Space Elevator is destroyed, it falls and [[CrazyAwesome wraps around the planet several times]].times.]]



* The Angry Marines, a 4chan chapter of ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' Space Marines, not only will do this, their battle barges (with colorful names such as ''Litany of Litany's Litany'' and ''Maximum Fuck'') will ''hit each other'' in their mad scramble to strike the earth.
** Please note, the Litany of Litany's Litany and Maximum Fuck were dropped, one after the other, onto a Greater Daemon of Nurgle. [[CrazyAwesome And the Angry Marines aboard may or may not have been rocking out really hard on their hulls when they did so.]]

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': The Angry Marines, a 4chan chapter of ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' Space Marines, not only will do this, send their battle barges (with colorful names such as ''Litany of Litany's Litany'' and ''Maximum Fuck'') will ''hit each crashing into ''each other'' in their mad scramble to strike the earth.
** Please note, the Litany of Litany's Litany and Maximum Fuck were dropped, one after the other, onto a Greater Daemon of Nurgle. [[CrazyAwesome And the Angry Marines aboard may or may not have been rocking out really hard on their hulls when they did so.]]
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*** [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]] ([[CrazyAwesome naturally]]) take this trope to an utter screaming extreme. Their "Roks" are asteroids converted into crude spacecraft, which are sometimes outfitted with troop compartments, retrorockets, and cantankerous force fields, then hurled at a planet as an enormous DropPod. If the landing systems work and a horde of Orks boil out of their space-dropped fortress, that's great -- and if everything goes wrong and there's a massive explosion, that's just as good! Warlord Ghazghkull Mag Uruk Thraka took this one step further and outfitted the Roks he used in the Third War for Armageddon with [[TeleportersAndTransporters "Tellyportas"]], allowing endless waves of reinforcements, including [[HumongousMecha Gargants]], to swarm out of the Roks without further need for troop landings. And it's been even worse than that before, as [[Literature/TheBeastArises The Beast]] had entire ''moons'' customized in such a manner and was more than ready to drop one on Terra.

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*** [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]] ([[CrazyAwesome naturally]]) (naturally) take this trope to an utter screaming extreme. Their "Roks" are asteroids converted into crude spacecraft, which are sometimes outfitted with troop compartments, retrorockets, and cantankerous force fields, then hurled at a planet as an enormous DropPod. If the landing systems work and a horde of Orks boil out of their space-dropped fortress, that's great -- and if everything goes wrong and there's a massive explosion, that's just as good! Warlord Ghazghkull Mag Uruk Thraka took this one step further and outfitted the Roks he used in the Third War for Armageddon with [[TeleportersAndTransporters "Tellyportas"]], allowing endless waves of reinforcements, including [[HumongousMecha Gargants]], to swarm out of the Roks without further need for troop landings. And it's been even worse than that before, as [[Literature/TheBeastArises The Beast]] had entire ''moons'' customized in such a manner and was more than ready to drop one on Terra.



* Dropping the Moon on Earth is the Anti-Spiral's failsafe plan for eliminating humanity if it looks like they're getting too uppity in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
** Though technically speaking, it was actually [[spoiler:the battleship Cathedral Terra that was transformed into a moon.]] On the other hand, ''Lagann-hen'' successfully ups that by having the Moon [[spoiler:transform into [[HumongousMecha Cathedral Lazengann]] and try to '''[[MegatonPunch punch]] the Earth'''.]] [[CrazyAwesome Yes.]]

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* Dropping the Moon on Earth is the Anti-Spiral's failsafe plan for eliminating humanity if it looks like they're getting too uppity in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
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''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. Though technically speaking, it was actually [[spoiler:the battleship Cathedral Terra that was transformed into a moon.]] On the other hand, ''Lagann-hen'' successfully ups that by having the Moon [[spoiler:transform into [[HumongousMecha Cathedral Lazengann]] and try to '''[[MegatonPunch punch]] the Earth'''.]] [[CrazyAwesome Yes.]]


* [[TheIncredibleHulk The Hulk]] has his "Gamma Crush" super move in the ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom'' series where he grabs a meteor from space and send it crashing down into the Earth, while still riding said meteor.

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* [[TheIncredibleHulk [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk The Hulk]] has his "Gamma Crush" super move in the ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom'' series where he grabs a meteor from space and send it crashing down into the Earth, while still riding said meteor.


** The druid/cleric only spell ''Cometfall'' conjures a huge ball of ice and rock to fall down on top of an opponent.

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** The In older editions the druid/cleric only spell ''Cometfall'' conjures a huge ball of ice and rock to fall down on top of an opponent.opponent.
** 5th edition has the 9th level spell Meteor Swarm which conjures FOUR enormous fiery meteors to devastate battlefields, towns, anything that annoyed the wizard...


* China's space station is experiencing orbital decay and will hit Earth sometime in 2018-2019.

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* China's space station is experiencing orbital decay and will hit Earth sometime station, TianGong 1, reentered the Earth's atmosphere on April Fool's Day 2018 having lost control in 2018-2019. 2016. By sheer coincidence, it [[https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/01/science/chinese-space-station-crash-tiangong.html landed in the South Pacific]], somewhat north of the established spacecraft graveyard near Point Nemo.


** The entire ''VideoGame/MegaMan" series is full of this trope- a solid 1/3 of the games in the series deal with either a threatened or actual colony drop, or they're picking up the pieces from the last one.

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** The entire ''VideoGame/MegaMan" ''Franchise/MegaMan'' series is full of this trope- a solid 1/3 of the games in the series deal with either a threatened or actual colony drop, or they're picking up the pieces from the last one.


** In ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood'', Red Arcueid's [[LimitBreak Arc Drive]], the "Blut die Schwester", is this, where she summons the moon to fall from the sky. Provided that she's not hit for a short time after sending the moon down, it hits with an unblockable attack that covers the entire screen. She can also preform a similar attack in ''VideoGame/BattleMoonWars'', where the way it's used is expanded upon - Red Arcueid ''[[RoarBeforeBeating roars]]'' before throwing her arm into the air and sending a mass of chains flying into the moon, which dig into it and allow her to ''rip the damn thing from orbit'', before launching it into her helpless opponent, all while [[AwesomeMusic a remix of "The End of 1000 Years" plays]]. [[https://youtu.be/XvSXepdgwso?t=23 It needs to be seen to be believed]].

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** In ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood'', Red Arcueid's [[LimitBreak Arc Drive]], the "Blut die Schwester", is this, where she summons the moon to fall from the sky. Provided that she's not hit for a short time after sending the moon down, it hits with an unblockable attack that covers the entire screen. She can also preform a similar attack in ''VideoGame/BattleMoonWars'', where the way it's used is expanded upon - Red Arcueid ''[[RoarBeforeBeating roars]]'' before throwing her arm into the air and sending a mass of chains flying into the moon, which dig into it and allow her to ''rip the damn thing from orbit'', before launching it into her helpless opponent, all while [[AwesomeMusic [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic a remix of "The End of 1000 Years" plays]]. [[https://youtu.be/XvSXepdgwso?t=23 It needs to be seen to be believed]].


* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyRecordKeeper'' loves this trope, especially since it's a retelling of numerous ''FinalFantasy'' titles. At first it was just [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]] with his iconic Black Materia Soul Break, but it's since become a bit of a RunningGag to have numerous {{Powercreep}}ed Soul Breaks increasingly devastate the world in their animations. One notable example is [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyII Maria]] ''exploding the entire planet'' with a meteor in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J9IRemkbpY Kerplode XXXII's animation]].

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyRecordKeeper'' loves this trope, especially since it's a retelling of numerous ''FinalFantasy'' ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' titles. At first it was just [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]] with his iconic Black Materia Soul Break, but it's since become a bit of a RunningGag to have numerous {{Powercreep}}ed Soul Breaks increasingly devastate the world in their animations. One notable example is [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyII Maria]] ''exploding the entire planet'' with a meteor in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J9IRemkbpY Kerplode XXXII's animation]].

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** In the episode before they Lal'c earned the nickname "She Who Moves the Stars" by using her powers to throw the core of a (fictional) gas giant at the same Space Monster. The plan using the Earth was actually inspired this stunt, except that time they decided to up the ante by accelerating the Earth up to a significant fraction of the speed of light.


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* Mixed planet/moon example in the climax of ''Literature/AllTheseWorlds''. What's the best way of dealing with a SwarmOfAlienLocusts scouring nearby star systems to build a Dyson Sphere? Take a small planet and a large moon, accelerate them to very close to the speed of light and slam them into the local star (one from the "north" pole and one from the "south") and let the resulting nova sterilise the system.


* ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' has this in the nebulous {{backstory}}, where the Crimson Moon (the guy) tried to drop the Moon onto the Earth only to be stopped by the then-young Zelretch. Zelretch pulled him to an alternate reality and [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu dropped the moon on him instead.]]
** In ''VideoGame/BattleMoonWars'', one of the attack Warcueid uses is also a moondrop. And yes, Arcueid can really do that in canon; she did something similar in ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood''.
*** And in the [[BeachEpisode Volleyball match]] in episode 2 of ''Anime/CarnivalPhantasm'', there it was [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments played for laughs.]] (in Arcueid's defense, the other players also use their supernatural powers as well in the volleyball match)



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* ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' has this in the nebulous {{backstory}}, where the Crimson Moon (the guy) tried to drop the Moon onto the Earth only to be stopped by the then-young Zelretch. Zelretch pulled him to an alternate reality and [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu dropped the moon on him instead.]]
** In ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood'', Red Arcueid's [[LimitBreak Arc Drive]], the "Blut die Schwester", is this, where she summons the moon to fall from the sky. Provided that she's not hit for a short time after sending the moon down, it hits with an unblockable attack that covers the entire screen. She can also preform a similar attack in ''VideoGame/BattleMoonWars'', where the way it's used is expanded upon - Red Arcueid ''[[RoarBeforeBeating roars]]'' before throwing her arm into the air and sending a mass of chains flying into the moon, which dig into it and allow her to ''rip the damn thing from orbit'', before launching it into her helpless opponent, all while [[AwesomeMusic a remix of "The End of 1000 Years" plays]]. [[https://youtu.be/XvSXepdgwso?t=23 It needs to be seen to be believed]].
*** The Blut die Schwester also appears in the [[BeachEpisode second episode]] of ''Anime/CarnivalPhantasm'', where it's used to [[NoKillLikeOverkill simply score a point in volleyball]]. To be fair, Arcueid's opponents use their supernatural powers as well.
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' had the Lore of the Heavens magic spell Comet of Cassandora, which aimed a meteorite at a part of the tabletop, dealing high amounts of damage to all units within a certain distance of the impact site. It was a bit ''imprecise'' though -- it didn't hit the turn the spell was cast, but instead remained in play, and each turn you'd roll to see if the comet arrived. This comet also grew more powerful the more turns it spent in flight. This could lead to situations where, depending on how the battle progressed and where units moved, ''both'' sides' spellcasters could be frantically trying to dispel the comet before it pulverized their dueling generals, or wiped out everyone contesting an objective.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Mordheim}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'''s skirmish-scale spin-off game, takes place in the setting's past, in the ruins of a city destroyed by a [[GreenRocks wyrdstone]] meteorite, the shards of which are fought over by rival bands of treasure hunters. Incidentally, a prophetess named Cassandora tried to warn the city's inhabitants about the comet, making her the likely namesake of the spell mentioned above.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', [[OurOrcsAreDifferent da Orks]] ([[CrazyAwesome naturally]]) take this trope to an utter screaming extreme. Their "Roks" are asteroids converted into crude spacecraft, which are sometimes outfitted with troop compartments, retrorockets, and cantankerous force fields, then hurled at a planet as an enormous DropPod. If the landing systems work and a horde of Orks boil out of their space-dropped fortress, that's great -- and if everything goes wrong and there's a massive explosion, that's just as good! Warlord Ghazghkull Mag Uruk Thraka took this one step further and outfitted the Roks he used in the Third War for Armageddon with [[TeleportersAndTransporters "Tellyportas"]], allowing endless waves of reinforcements, including [[HumongousMecha Gargants]], to swarm out of the Roks without further need for troop landings. And it's been even worse than that before, as [[Literature/TheBeastArises The Beast]] had entire ''moons'' customized in such a manner and was more than ready to drop one on Terra.
** An issue of ''Magazine/WhiteDwarf'' contains a very funny debunking of the idea that doing this to a planet would be cheaper and easier than the usual ''[[EarthShatteringKaboom Exterminatus]]'' methods. It was originally found online and can be found quoted [[http://bbs.stardestroyer.net/viewtopic.php?p=2392357#p2392357 here]]. "Rocks are NOT 'free', citizen..."

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''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' had the Lore of the Heavens magic spell Comet of Cassandora, which aimed a meteorite at a part of the tabletop, dealing high amounts of damage to all units within a certain distance of the impact site. It was a bit ''imprecise'' though -- it didn't hit the turn the spell was cast, but instead remained in play, and each turn you'd roll to see if the comet arrived. This comet also grew more powerful the more turns it spent in flight. This could lead to situations where, depending on how the battle progressed and where units moved, ''both'' sides' spellcasters could be frantically trying to dispel the comet before it pulverized their dueling generals, or wiped out everyone contesting an objective.
* ** ''TabletopGame/{{Mordheim}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'''s skirmish-scale spin-off game, takes place in the setting's past, in the ruins of a city destroyed by a [[GreenRocks wyrdstone]] meteorite, the shards of which are fought over by rival bands of treasure hunters. Incidentally, a prophetess named Cassandora tried to warn the city's inhabitants about the comet, making her the likely namesake of the spell mentioned above.
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[[OurOrcsAreDifferent da Orks]] ([[CrazyAwesome naturally]]) take this trope to an utter screaming extreme. Their "Roks" are asteroids converted into crude spacecraft, which are sometimes outfitted with troop compartments, retrorockets, and cantankerous force fields, then hurled at a planet as an enormous DropPod. If the landing systems work and a horde of Orks boil out of their space-dropped fortress, that's great -- and if everything goes wrong and there's a massive explosion, that's just as good! Warlord Ghazghkull Mag Uruk Thraka took this one step further and outfitted the Roks he used in the Third War for Armageddon with [[TeleportersAndTransporters "Tellyportas"]], allowing endless waves of reinforcements, including [[HumongousMecha Gargants]], to swarm out of the Roks without further need for troop landings. And it's been even worse than that before, as [[Literature/TheBeastArises The Beast]] had entire ''moons'' customized in such a manner and was more than ready to drop one on Terra.
** *** An issue of ''Magazine/WhiteDwarf'' contains a very funny debunking of the idea that doing this to a planet would be cheaper and easier than the usual ''[[EarthShatteringKaboom Exterminatus]]'' methods. It was originally found online and can be found quoted [[http://bbs.stardestroyer.net/viewtopic.php?p=2392357#p2392357 here]]. "Rocks are NOT 'free', citizen...""
*** The [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Tyranid]] Hive Fleet Jormungandr employ a unique method of planetary invasion, seeding asteroids with tunnelling and vanguard bioforms and then launching them at a prey world. Those asteroids that make it through the world's orbital defence network spread Tyranid creatures across the planet that, which then go into hiding until the majority of the Hive Fleet makes its assault, striking the prey from an unexpected quarter.

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* As mentioned above under Artificial Space Stuff, in ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles'', Angel Island's levitation is powered by the Master Emerald, which means Dr. Eggman stealing it to power the Death Egg causes Angel Island to start falling. Unusually, no real damage happens with this, as Angel Island is always over the open ocean, it has fallen and risen many times in the past, and the things on the island are designed to withstand the impact. The danger is what happens afterward, as the Death Egg is capable of [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroying the planet]] and Sonic cannot let that happen.

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* ''Series/UltramanDyna'': In the two-part story "The Krakov Won't Surface", a jellyfish-like alien being named Spume sets up base in Antarctica to attempt this with an artificial sun recently launched out by Super GUTS, with the plan being that the sun's heat will melt the Antarctic ice and flood Earth so that Spume can have the planet all to itself. Of course, Dyna and Super GUTS were going to have none of that.
** ''Series/UltraGalaxyMegaMonsterBattle'' featured a similar-looking artificial sun set up around the planet Bolis that gets damaged during a scuffle with [[HumongousMecha King Joe Black]], causing the sun to hurtle towards the kaiju-infested planet during the finale. The problem is ZAP SPACY and a number of space colonists are still trying to get off Bolis as this is going on.


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* Asteroid-like ''creatures'' rather than true asteroids, but in ''Series/UltramanGaia'', the [[BigBad Radical Destruction Bringer]] and its forces try this twice. The first time, they redirected a LivingGasbag from Jupiter called Diglobe to crash into Earth in hopes of causing a mass extinction event. Later on in the events leading up to the finale, the Radical Destruction Bringer's herald [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Shinigami]] tries a similar tactic with his colossal LivingShip Mokian.


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* A two-part story in ''Series/UltramanLeo'' saw the Land of Light, ''the home planet of the Ultras themselves'', face catastrophic collision with Earth when an alien named Babalou (sometimes called [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Babarue]]) steals the Ultra Key, the artifact that keep the Land of Light in orbit, when disguised as Leo's brother Astra in order to start a civil war amongst the Ultra heroes.

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