Doomsday theory (20TH CENTURY)

Extension of the theory of mutually assured destruction.

If a nation possessed a Doomsday machine, or system of nuclear weapons so formidable that any attack on it would lead to total global destruction, aggressors would be deterred.

Source:
David Robertson, The Penguin Dictionary of Politics (London, 1986)

Doomsday is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as one of the deadliest foes of Superman, as well as the Justice League. Created by writer-artist Dan Jurgens, the character had a cameo appearance in Superman: The Man of Steel #17 (November 1992) and made his first full appearance in Superman: The Man of Steel #18 (December 1992).[2]

Doomsday ranked as #46 on IGN’s list of the Top 100 Comic Book Villains of All Time.[3] He is best known as the only character to defeat and kill Superman in combat in The Death of Superman story arc “Doomsday!”. He appears in the film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, where his vocal effects were provided by Robin Atkin Downes.

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