Trope-a-Day: I’m Melting

I’m Melting: This is what happens to people who are being devoured by certain types of nanoweapons (the generic name is nanoburn) whose mode of functioning is to rip you apart, molecular fragment by molecular fragment, until what’s left is a pile of organic sludge.

This is, of course, a ridiculously impractical, inefficient, and above all messy weapon, and not one fielded by the majority of military groups anywhere; rather, it is the specialized intimidation weapon of people who like their choice of weapon to reflect just exactly how pissed off and indiscriminately wasteful you made them at the time they sent this stuff after you; or, in other words, who are trying to make a (melo)dramatic point.