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The Supernova Bomb was created by the supercomputer Hactar for the Silastic Armorfiends of Striterax when they commissioned an Ultimate Weapon. The bomb would hook up every star in the universe to every other star in the universe and blow them all up simultaneously. Originally, Hactar built a faulty bomb in the hope that cooler heads would prevail and the Silastic Armorfiends would decide not to use it after all. Later, however, he felt he had done wrong in violating his programming, and set in motion a chain of events that would lead the Krikkiters to request the same thing, at which point he built a real one. It was made to look like a cricket ball and placed in Arthur Dent's satchel without his noticing. Fortunately for the universe, he realized what it was with seconds to spare and prevented a Krikkit robot from detonating it.

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