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Top 10 Fictional Superweapons

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Script written by Max Lett. Set your sights for Earth and set your phasers to complete annihilation. Join WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Fictional Super Weapons. For this list, we’re choosing those made-up weapons that pack a punch, from grand scale explosions to world destroying blasts. You don't want to be the target of these weapons as they almost guarantee certain death and total destruction. Special thanks to our users MikeyP, Alexander David Bourns and galurix for submitting the idea on our Suggestions Page at WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Script written by Max Lett.

Top 10 Fictional Superweapons


Set your sights for Earth and set your phasers to total annihilation. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Fictional Super Weapons.

For this list, we’re choosing those made-up weapons that pack a punch, from grand scale explosions to world destroying blasts.

#10: Illudium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator
“Looney Tunes” (1930-)


There are weapons for crushing your adversaries, there are weapons for proving your superiority and there are weapons for those pesky eyesores that block your wonderful view of Venus. Originally made of Uranium and then later with Illudium, the PU-36 looks basically like a stick of dynamite but it’s got enough firepower to take out entire planets. It’s the explosive of choice of our favorite Looney Tune Martian when he makes his attempts to destroy Earth to improve the night sky, but luckily Bugs is there to set him straight.

#9: Icarus
“Die Another Day” (2002)


Eager to outdo all of its predecessors when it comes to villainous schemes, this last Pierce Brosnan Bond entry shows us the terrifying firepower of a space laser. The villain’s plan is to blast South Korea with super sun power and force the unification of both Koreas. The orbital mirror satellite in question absorbs solar beams and redirects them into a focused stream with which you can destroy things. It also kicks off some really gnarly surfing scenes.

#8: Sphere-O-Boom
“Futurama: Bender’s Big Score” (2007)

“Futurama” is full of crazy cool contraptions and Professor Farnsworth owns the deadliest. Among his extensive collection of doomsday devices is the “Sphere-o-boom”, a harmless enough-looking thing at first, but with possibly deadly power. When it’s stolen by a group of scammers, it is stolen back by Bender and then used by Leela against those same scammers. The blast it creates is absolutely devastating, and ultimately saves the day.

#7: The Little Doctor
“Ender’s Game” (2013)

Sometimes an entire alien race is hassling you and attacking your planet. In that case, what better way to assert dominance than by destroying them and their entire planet? Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to just point and click and in 3 seconds flat, you’ve got yourself planet confetti? While the Molecular Detachment Device is used to win the war against the Buggers in “Ender’s Game,” the destruction it causes also sends the hero into a depression about the morality of his actions.

#6: Infinity Stone
“Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014)

Marvel Studios has built itself a humble little franchise that you may have heard of and secondary plot devices to all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films are the infinity gems. These itsy bitsy pieces of stone have different powers depending on what you want them to do – but only certain beings can wield it. In “Guardians of the Galaxy,” the Infinity Stone is introduced conveniently enough as a gem that can destroy all life on any planet it touches.

#5: The Reality Bomb
“Doctor Who” (1963-89; 2005-)


Super weapons don’t get much better than this one, although we’re only at number five. Created by Davros for the Daleks to, yep, you guessed it, destroy the universe, it was more of a one-time use thing. This weapon was created by stealing 27 planets, including Earth, and aligning them as a transmitter. In terms of sheer power and insanity, this super weapon definitely had some of the best potential out there. But thankfully with the help of two Doctors and a mentally enhanced Donna Noble, the plan blows up in Davros’ face.

#4: Halo
“Halo” franchise (2001)


Like most all-powerful super weapons, the Halos were first built for good purposes. In the video game’s universe, the Flood is an alien parasite capable of decimating the populations of entire planets. The Halos, which double as megastructures and superweapons, were created to control the Flood’s growth and destroy life forms in the galaxy that could serve as the parasite’s food. Things get more troublesome during the events of the sequels, when the Prophets of The Covenant intend to activate the Halos for their own religious beliefs. Yeah… that’s not good.

#3: Dakara Superweapon
“Stargate SG-1” (1997-2008)


Originally built with the purpose of rebooting all life in the galaxy, this well-meaning energy device was eventually repurposed by the war-mongering Jaffa into a nifty super-weapon. Firing through the Stargate network, it can obliterate and restructure matter as well as wipe all the life forms off of countless planets and destroy enemy vessels. If that weren’t enough, it can also pass through all known forms of energy shields.

#2: Red Matter
“Star Trek” (2009)

“Star Trek” has a long rich history of devastating super weapons. You may remember the Genesis device from that time it could have been used to destroy an entire planet, or the Scimitar that, oddly enough, could have also destroyed an entire planet. Well, the franchise hasn’t lost its knack for world-ending devices in the new century and our generation has been given red matter, which, as you may or may not have guessed, can and did destroy an entire planet in the 2009 flick, which it does by creating black holes!

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions:
- Preparation H
“Austin Powers in Goldmember” (2002)
- GoldenEye
“GoldenEye” (1995)
- Liquid Tiberium Bomb
“Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars” (2007)
- Shadow Planet Killer
“Babylon 5” (1993-98)
- The Crucible
“Mass Effect 3” (2012)

#1: Death Star
“Star Wars” franchise (1977-)

That’s no moon. And unless any of the moons you know can destroy planets at will, you may have stumbled on to the Death Star. No sci-fi fantasy is complete without at least one plot device that can annihilate an entire world. Interestingly, as super weapons go, this one wasn’t equipped with a solid defence mechanism thanks to poor planning and leaked schematics. If only the second Death Star was completed before the Rebel strike, the spherical space station would have been unstoppable!

Do you agree with our list? What’s your favorite Super Weapon? For more earthshattering Top 10s published daily, be sure to subscribe to WatchMojo.com.
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