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* ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'' has an unusual variant in the form of Ki Rata, the most dangerous martial art in the universe. Described as the martial arts equivalent of a weapon of mass destruction by comic author Abaddon, its basic tenet is [[SupernaturalMartialArts the use of breathing techniques to focus the internal energies of the body into infinitesimally tiny points]]. Do it wrong and the stress tears you to pieces. Do it right and you gain incredible SuperStrength. A one-point tap with a [[FingerPokeOfDoom pinky finger]] can shatter stone; a ten-point strike levels cities. Only one school of Ki Rata exists, and those monks practice not simply to use it, but to recognize the signs of someone trying to learn it on their own and ''kill them'' before they become dangerous.

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* ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'' has an unusual variant in the form of Ki Rata, the most dangerous martial art in the universe. Described as the martial arts equivalent of a weapon of mass destruction by comic author Abaddon, its basic tenet is [[SupernaturalMartialArts the use of breathing techniques to focus the internal energies of the body into infinitesimally tiny points]]. Do it wrong and the stress tears you to pieces. Do it right and you gain incredible SuperStrength. A one-point tap with a [[FingerPokeOfDoom pinky finger]] can shatter stone; a ten-point strike levels cities. Only one school of Ki Rata exists, existed, and those monks practice practiced not simply to use it, but to recognize the signs of someone trying to learn it on their own and ''kill them'' before they become dangerous.dangerous. By the present, there are only two masters of Ki Rata left: one of them is a mad hermit, and the other killed the monks who trained him, killed a GodEmperor and usurped his power, and joined the BigBadEnsemble.

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* ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'' has an unusual variant in the form of Ki Rata, the most dangerous martial art in the universe. Described as the martial arts equivalent of a weapon of mass destruction by comic author Abaddon, its basic tenet is [[SupernaturalMartialArts the use of breathing techniques to focus the internal energies of the body into infinitesimally tiny points]]. Do it wrong and the stress tears you to pieces. Do it right and you gain incredible SuperStrength. A one-point tap with a [[FingerPokeOfDoom pinky finger]] can shatter stone; a ten-point strike levels cities. Only one school of Ki Rata exists, and those monks practice not simply to use it, but to recognize the signs of someone trying to learn it on their own and ''kill them'' before they become dangerous.



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In ''Videogame/{{SuperSmashBrosUltimate}}'', Galeem's beams of destruction and death were able to literally murder every single fighter and tear the cliff they they're standing on apart, after Kirby escapes, Galeem's light blows up the entire milky way galaxy; all to the point where there's NOTHING LEFT; with everything going white and then black.



* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
** It's revealed in the episode "Monster Reunion" that [[spoiler:the corruption experienced by Gems such as Centipeetle is actually the result of a vast attack released by the Diamonds as they abandoned Earth. The attack is implied to have caused all Gems left on Earth (with the exception of Rose and those she protected) to go insane and devolve into monstrous versions of themselves.]] The exact nature of the attack hasn't been shown fully on screen, but was first represented as a blinding white flash, and later described as a song. Even later, we find out [[spoiler:the attack wasn't meant to just corrupt gems, but ''destroy them entirely'']].
** Even earlier, The Cluster is essentially one as well, built by Homeworld (via experiments into fusion, which Homeworld only sees as viable for military purposes, to hammer home the parallels further) specifically for the purpose [[EarthShatteringKaboom of wiping out Earth completely]]. It fortunately fails because they both fail to understand just what fusion between gems is, as well as [[DidntSeeThatComing not anticipating that anyone would be able to reason with it]].
* The fictional history behind ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' revolves around the effects of bombs that are distinctly equivalent to actual nukes and were seemingly created by civilizations very similar to those of the present day, but have had decidedly magical long-term effects on whatever was left following their destruction and its subsequent growth, therefore combining this trope with ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics.
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* ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'', Atlantis turned its {{Magitek}} into some kind of weapon. The details are vague, but it is implied it caused the giant explosion that caused Atlantis' destruction.

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* ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'', Atlantis turned its {{Magitek}} into some kind of weapon. The details are vague, but it is implied it caused the giant explosion that caused Atlantis' destruction.Atlantis to sink into the sea.


* ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'', Atlantis turned it's ''Magictek'' into some kind of weapon. The details are vague, but it is implied it caused the giant explosion that caused Atlantis' destruction.

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* ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'', Atlantis turned it's ''Magictek'' its {{Magitek}} into some kind of weapon. The details are vague, but it is implied it caused the giant explosion that caused Atlantis' destruction.


* Photon Torpedoes from ''Series/StarTrek'' are matter/antimatter warheads that serve as a standard armament on Federation starships, as well as the ships of many other races. While they are most commonly used for space combat, there are a few incidents of impressive surface detonations (According to the TNG technical manual, each torpedo contains enough reaction mass for a 64 megaton blast, greater than the Tsar Bomba)

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* Photon Torpedoes from ''Series/StarTrek'' ''Franchise/StarTrek'' are matter/antimatter warheads that serve as a standard armament on Federation starships, as well as the ships of many other races. While they are most commonly used for space combat, there are a few incidents of impressive surface detonations (According to the TNG technical manual, each torpedo contains enough reaction mass for a 64 megaton blast, greater than the Tsar Bomba)


* In ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestria'' and its derived works, "balefire bombs" were instrumental in causing the postapocalyptic world described in the stories. They are clear analogues to nuclear weapons.
** Referenced in ''Fanfic/UnderTheNorthernLights'', an otherwise unrelated Friendship Is Magic fanfic. Twilight Sparkle stops a bomb-throwing assassin who seems to be destroyed by his own bomb when Twilight traps him and the bomb within a forcefield. Media and gossip make this into a "balefire bomb" to the ire of Twilight because balefire bombs are just theoretical weapons, no assassin is stupid enough to use a nuke-equivalent to kill someone, and nopony could contain a balefire blast like that.

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* In ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestria'' and its derived works, "balefire bombs" there are constant references to the "megaspells" which destroyed the cities and ravaged the landscape. Some were instrumental in causing missiles, some were bombs. As it turns out, the postapocalyptic world described in the stories. megaspells were not actually inherently destructive. They are were merely frameworks to boost any normal spell to epic levels; Fluttershy originally filled the megaspells with healing and protection spells, then gave the designs to the enemy as a gesture of peace. Unfortunately, everyone else immediately realized there was nothing stopping them from using the megaspells to boost destructive spells to epic levels. Most of the world-ending megaspells were balefire bombs, a clear analogues analogue to nuclear weapons.
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weapons, but some of the worst (like the one that hit Canterlot) were more subtle horrors.
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Referenced in ''Fanfic/UnderTheNorthernLights'', an a Friendship Is Magic fanfic that is otherwise unrelated Friendship Is Magic fanfic.to ''Fallout: Equestria''. Twilight Sparkle stops a bomb-throwing assassin who seems to be destroyed by his own bomb when Twilight traps him and the bomb within a forcefield. Media and gossip make this into a "balefire bomb" to the ire of Twilight because balefire bombs are just theoretical weapons, no assassin is stupid enough to use a nuke-equivalent to kill someone, and nopony could contain a balefire blast like that.


* ''Film/{{Godzilla}}'' was meant as a stand-in for the destructive effects of nuclear weapons, and indeed his impact on Tokyo mirrors that of the devastation and fallout of an atomic bomb.

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* ''Film/{{Godzilla}}'' ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' was meant as a stand-in for the destructive effects of nuclear weapons, and indeed his impact on Tokyo mirrors that of the devastation and fallout of an atomic bomb.bomb. ''Film/Godzilla1954'' also introduced the Oxygen Destroyer, a chemical weapon which its creator feared could become a superweapon ''worse'' than a nuke and is one of the only manmade devices in the entire franchise that has ever explicitly and completely killed Godzilla for good.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' series has [[ColonyDrop Colony Drops]] as a variation. Because of their massive size, a space colony dropped onto Earth can inflict damage several orders of magnitude greater than contemporary nuclear weapons. One of the most prominent examples of this is "Operation British" from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', where a dropped colony fell onto southern Australia, obliterating a large part of the continent including the city of Sydney.

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* In 1st Samuel, God struck the Philistine cities where the Ark was taken as plunder with an outbreak of cancer. Atomic radiation causes cancer, and His go-to punishment illness is usually leperosy. It sounds an awful lot like he made the thing radioactive enough to glow in the dark in order to punish the country for stealing it.


Finally, we should note that while it's not just nuclear weapons that create the infamous "mushroom clouds" (any sort of explosion or even rapid combustion can do this in still air; it's just that the more powerful the explosion is the larger the cloud will be, the longer it will last and the less sensitive it is to disruption by wind, so it's primarily associated with ''very'' large explosions such as nukes), if something in fiction is described or depicted doing as so, it's a good bet the author/creator was attempting to invoke this trope.

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Finally, we should note that while it's not just nuclear weapons that create the infamous "mushroom clouds" (any sort of explosion or even rapid combustion can do this in still air; it's just that the more powerful the explosion is the larger the cloud will be, the longer it will last and the less sensitive it is to disruption by wind, so it's primarily associated with ''very'' large explosions such as nukes), if something in fiction is described or depicted doing as so, it's a good bet the author/creator was attempting to invoke this trope.trope, and it might qualify for {{Superweapon}} status.

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** Historically, the Apexis civilization created the Breath of Rukhmar, a solar-powered superweapon which destroyed the encroaching [[BotanicalAbomination Evergrowth]]. Centuries later a civil war ended with one faction attempting to use the Breath and the other sabotaging it to prevent it firing. The sabotage caused the Breath to detonate, wiping out the Apexis civilization, shattering the Spire of Arak, and nearly rendering the arakkoa extinct.


** Altering the properties of metals, rendering some useless as construction material.

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** Creating new plants.
** Altering the properties of metals, rendering some useless as construction material.metals.
** Changing weather patterns.


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** Destroying the ability to create a stable magnet.

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* ''Literature/SkyJumpers'' had "Green Bombs" which were launched forty years ago. The effects they had on the environment include...
** Altering the properties of metals, rendering some useless as construction material.
** Creating a deadly gas called "Bomb's Breath". Breathing it in results in near-instantaneous death.

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