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In the real world, we know where the Weapons of Mass Destruction are…In Iraq according to President Bush..And the WMD’s were a sure bet to the destruction of our nation and national security. In one of the biggest blunders in modern day history, it makes me question the cosmic balance in reality and the world of make believe (not Mr. Rogers, however, seeing the land of make believe post apocalyptic would be hilarious). Tearing down hundreds of years of history and architecture with the push of a button or the seamless pulse of a laser blast is not too far off from reality. So I’ve decided to list the Top 7 Sci-Fi WMD’s that are capable of what we fear the most in life, yet love the most on screen. The destruction of distant lands or ours, future or present is a site we view through cracked fingers over our eyes, and squeal with delight the more technology advances in our favor…Through CG or the military. Note: since this could be a very diverse list we’ve decided to keep it isolated to weapons that could annihilate the world and all life as we know it at the switch of a button.

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Mega Maid (Spaceballs) Well seemingly a ridiculous long ship that houses a shopping mall, zoo and at here ringed circus it is in fact a transformer that morphs into a giant robot maid which houses a vacuum that can suck or blow (here) all the air from a planet. Death by asphyxiation should be something that only happens between you and your dominatrix, not by the galaxies largest dyson vacuum.

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Proton Pack (Ghostbusters) Technically this is not a weapon of mass destruction. It’s purpose is to simply insnare ghosts with it’s particle beams and perhaps burn off the occasional face. However, should you cross the streams and cause a total protonic reversal, it would be bad. How bad? Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light. Nuff said.

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Reality Bomb (Dr. Who) Though the good Dr. and his companions prevented the use of the full weapon the bomb purpose was to cancel out the electric field holding atoms together, and is capable of wiping out the entire universe and all of creation; all except those within or near the crucible (Dalek flagship).

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Genesis Device (Star Trek II Wrath of Kahn) KHAAANNN!!! Sorry, very rarely does one get the opportunity to use the best movie quote in history. Anyway, the Genesis Device was a bit of classic technology that was meant for the better meant of man kind with no thought as to it’s potential use for destruction, in the wrong hands that is. The device initiated a process of rapid terraforming, by which previously uninhabitable planets could be turned into class M worlds ready for colonization. This was accomplished by launching the Genesis Device, a torpedo-shaped projectile, into a lifeless planet. Upon impact, the device caused a massive explosion, reducing the entire area to subatomic particles. A preprogrammed matrix then reassembled these subatomic particles into the desired configuration, creating an atmosphere and environment habitable for humans within a matter of hours, regardless of the test area’s original composition.Unfortunately, if the device was detonated where life already existed, it could prove to be a very powerful doomsday weapon, destroying all life in favor of its new matrix. This possibility seemed to catch its creators off guard, and they were unprepared for the consequences when Khan Noonien Singh stole the device and detonated it aboard the USS Reliant in the middle of the Mutura Nebula. The resulting cataclysmic explosion reorganized the matter that constituted the nebula and formed a new planet, Genesis.

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The Ultimate Nullifier (Fantastic Four) A device so powerful that it can make the devourer of worlds, Galactus piss his pants in fear. Not much is known about this tiny handheld device except that is the universe’s most devastating weapon. As, such the Ultimate Nullifier has the ability to completely eliminate any target the wielder chooses.

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Halo Array (Halo) For those not familiar with the game The Halo Array is a network of seven ring-shaped artificial worlds created by the Forerunners in order to kill all sentient life within range of the array, virtually the entire galaxy. Rather than as a weapon of war, these were used as a last resort against the Flood, a parasitic extra-galactic species that threatened to infest every lifeform in the galaxy. By activating the rings, the Forerunners denied the Flood access to these lifeforms, effectively starving the species to virtual extinction.

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Death Star (Star Wars) Come on now, would you have expected anything else to take the number one spot? Sure the lasers are impractical, beams can’t meet an imagionary point and honestly who builds a planet destroyer with a major design flaw of allowing a single ship to slip into a exhaust port so easily? Regardless, when you think of fictional weapons of mass destruction the Death Star is the first thing to come to mind and thus is deserving of it’s placement on this list

Category: Comics, Film, Videogames

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