"I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure."
— Ellen Ripley, Aliens
"Heart...and head. Stab the heart, cut off the head. Only way to be sure."
Iteration X has one response to suspected Nephandi operations: complete destruction of the site and all possibly infected personnel. That may seem harsh, but these guys want to rip a hole in the fabric of space-time and fuck the universe as it bleeds to death. For Nephandi, you don't even nuke the site from orbit; it's not sure enough. You deliver the bomb by hand.
—Mage: The Ascension - Convention Book: Iteration X (revised)