This is a list of devices or events that triggered a supernova as a weapon in science fiction novels, movies, video games and TV series. All of the devices in the list are technological in nature (i.e. no magic or supernatural causes) and have been used effectively at least once in their respective work.

  • The Sun Crusher from the Star Wars expanded universe.
  • Centerpoint Station from the Star Wars expanded universe.
  • In the television series Stargate SG-1, Selmak and Samantha Carter dialed a Stargate address to a planet with a black hole, then enveloped the Stargate in an energy shield and dropped it into a sun. The black hole's gravity sucked enough stellar matter away from the core of the star to weaken its gravity and cause it to go supernova.
  • Nova Bombs from Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda.
  • Trilithium torpedoes, from the feature film Star Trek Generations, with trilithium also mentioned as a nova-triggering substance in DS9 "In Inferno's Light."
  • The Shivan subspace weapon, mounted on the SJ Sathanas juggernauts, from the computer game FreeSpace 2.
  • The trih xeem from Bungie's trilogy of Marathon games.
  • In the Culture series by Iain M. Banks, Culture ships are capable of inducing stars into supernovae, though exactly how they achieve this is unknown.
  • In Doctor Who several episodes mention supernova weapons. In the Colony in Space an alien civilization developed a laser-like weapon that detonates stars, causing them to "go Supernova". In the episode Remembrance of the Daleks a Time Lord remote stellar manipulator also known as the Hand of Omega was used to destroy a star
  • In M. A. Foster's Book of the Ler, the normally pacifistic Ler have a weapon that can cause a star to go nova. It is, however, only used in the most extreme of cases, and was never used within the narrative.
  • The Blackstone Fortresses in the background to Warhammer 40,000 have the ability to cause a star to go supernova.
  • The causality violation device in Charles Stross' novel Iron Sunrise, which rapidly aged the core of the target star.
  • A large number of gravitational drives are used to trigger a supernova in the book The Armageddon Inheritance by David Weber