Alexa’s self-destruct mode is triggered with the command “Alexa, code zero, zero, zero, destruct, zero,” which causes Alexa to count down from ten to zero and then play an explosive audio clip. Don’t worry, Alexa isn’t going to blow up, and the self-destruct option is just a fun tribute to Star Trek enthusiasts since the activation code was first used by Captain Kirk on the Federation Starship Enterprise.
What is Alexa Self Destruct Mode?
Alexa self-destructs mode is an Alexa Skill that is essentially a gaffe that pays homage to Star Trek, with fans soon recognizing the parallels with Captain Kirk’s Federation Starship Enterprise’s self-destruct activation code.
Fortunately, Alexa never explodes in any form, and at worst, when it’s triggered, Alexa begins venomously counting down from ten to zero before omitting an audio clip of a ship exploding, you’ll get some awkward side-eye from pals.
Users should be aware that there is no abort command programmed into the destruct sequence at the time of writing, but the creator pledges to “work on it” and add it in the future if favorable feedback is received. Meanwhile, enjoy the entertainment by saying “Alexa, code zero, zero, zero, destroy, zero.”
Why would you want to use Alexa’s self-destruct mode?
Most Alexa Skills are used to varying degrees, and the threshold for developers to build new “Skills” for Alexa and have them published by Amazon is rather low. Alexa’s self-destruct mode is only for entertainment purposes and has no other functionality, so it’s a lot of fun to play a few times.
Alexa Destroys Herself (For Real)
Of course, there are always some who want to take things a step further, and a short search on the internet finds a slew of people who have created their own self-destruct sequences, either by shattering, crushing, or outright blowing up their Alexa devices for real. Yikes!
The Weird World of Alexa Skills Commands
If you’re looking for a more Alexa-friendly way to impress your friends, or simply a bit of throw-away fun to pass an afternoon, then here are a few Alexa Skills that are sure-fire crowd-pleasers:
- Say “Alexa, open Chewbacca Chat” and you’ll have Alexa with a Chewie-tinged accent.
- Say, “Alexa, open Chuck Norris Fan Facts” and you’ll have an afternoon filled with insightful and utterly hilarious fun facts from the man that can only be described as tough as nails.
- Say “Alexa, open Egg Facts” and Alexa will swamp you with enough egg knowledge for you to pass the time away.
- Say, “Alexa, open Celery Man” and you’ll be transported into the sketch comedy world of Inside Paul Rudd’s Computer (aka, Celery Man) which is an obscure gaffe remake of the opening scene of the film Clueless. Highly recommended!