Black Saturday

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Not to be confused with the various real-world Black Saturdays.

Black Saturday is the name used to refer to the nuclear exchange between the United States and China at the beginning of Doggieboy's serial fic-in-progress Apocalyptic Daria. The term was first used during a radio broadcast by the U.S. military to inform citizens on the East Coast of ongoing military operations in the aftermath of the nuclear attacks and the resulting civil unrest.

Cities attacked by nuclear weapons on Black Saturday (confirmed)[edit]

  • Atlanta, Georgia (attacked; the weapon was a ‘fizzle’ but did moderate EMP damage to the area)
  • Boston, Massachusetts (attacked; missile failed to detonate)
  • Charlotte, North Carolina (attacked; missile failed to detonate)
  • Chicago, Illinois (attacked with two missiles; both missiles destroyed by experimental anti-air weapons)
  • Cleveland, Ohio (destroyed)
  • Detroit, Michigan (destroyed)
  • Fayetteville, North Carolina (destroyed due to presence of Fort Bragg)
  • Jacksonville, Florida (confirmed in Apocalyptic Daria: Brave New World, due to the presence of Jacksonville Naval Air Station and the Mayport Naval Station)
  • Las Vegas, Nevada (attacked; missile failed to detonate)
  • New Orleans, Louisiana (attacked; missile failed to detonate/missile mysteriously disappeared)
  • New York City (was hit by a low-yield weapon, a neutron bomb or the weapon suffered a 'fizzle', as reports indicate that the primary damage was confined to the Bronx, and that damage is not as severe as that suffered by other cities attacked)
  • Norfolk, Va. (destroyed)
  • Memphis, Tennessee (destroyed)
  • Miami, Florida (destroyed)
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota (attacked; missile destroyed by anti-air missiles)
  • Philadelphia, Pa. (destroyed)
  • Pittsburgh, Pa. (destroyed)
  • Saint Louis, Missouri (the city's destruction was confirmed in Apocalyptic Daria:Scarlett's Tale)
  • Tampa Bay, Florida (attacked; missile failed to detonate/landed in Lake Okeechobee)
  • Washington, D.C. (confirmed destroyed in Apocalyptic Daria: Twilight Friday - The Darkness Unleashed)