History ApocalypseHow / Class0

14th Jul '16 2:46:17 PM SciFan
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* ''[[Film/{{Batman}} Batman (1989)]]'' comes within days, perhaps even just ''hours'' of a Class 0. SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's [[DoNotAdjustYourSet televised]] BrandX stunt had an entire major city too terrified of being poisoned by household products to clean their bodies, or their clothes, or the ''buildings''... An entire city yanked back to TheDungAges. Fleas, ticks, lice... Eventually people would start dying of things besides the poison, which would have led to total panic. One good riot under those conditions would kill everyone in the city as Joker contaminated ''damn near everything needed to treat wounds on that scale''. After a few days without maintenance, restoring water and power would be a multi-million dollar effort. A ''[[NuclearOption nuclear weapon]]'' would do less damage, as at least that would be ''sterile'' - a few weeks after a mass organic die-off like that, all the bodies will have been devoured by vermin, resulting in a population explosion that would sweep the Eastern Seaboard, potentially completely depopulating the political, industrial and commercial heart of the country. Look up John Birmingham's ''Without Warning'' for an examination of the global effects of America effectively vanishing from the world scene. Batman broke the Joker's "poison code" just in time to prevent millions (perhaps even ''hundreds'' of millions or even '''billions''') of deaths. The original script was more clear about this, but [[ExecutiveMeddling the execs nixed a montage of filthy people fleeing Gotham.]]
4th Jun '16 9:48:42 PM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'': The Ultimate Weapon ended the ancient war in Kalos by virtue of sapping the life of everyone and everything in the country, save the guy who activated it (it made him immortal). [[spoiler:Team Flare wishes to fire the thing up again, but this time aiming for a global holocaust that would leave only themselves alive.]]
19th May '16 3:59:57 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Z in the 3rd ''TenchiMuyo!'' [=OVA=] series does this, firing the Chobimaru at Earth with Tenchi failing to stop it. When the timeline's reset and Noike does it again to set things right, a much stronger Tenchi is able to stop it... though he ends up "dying" again, much to his displeasure.

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* Z in the 3rd ''TenchiMuyo!'' ''Anime/TenchiMuyo!'' [=OVA=] series does this, firing the Chobimaru at Earth with Tenchi failing to stop it. When the timeline's reset and Noike does it again to set things right, a much stronger Tenchi is able to stop it... though he ends up "dying" again, much to his displeasure.
6th May '16 11:16:34 PM nombretomado
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* In the series ''GeneratorRex'', millions die worldwide after The Nanite Event. And thanks to the nature of the nanites, it could escalate all the way up to a Class 4 - maybe even Class 6 - at any moment.

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* In the series ''GeneratorRex'', ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'', millions die worldwide after The Nanite Event. And thanks to the nature of the nanites, it could escalate all the way up to a Class 4 - maybe even Class 6 - at any moment.
24th Apr '16 5:13:17 AM falcon2484
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* This is the subject of many of the "eco-horror" novels of the '70s and '80s, which dealt with swarms of poisonous insects and arachnids, rats, amphibians, reptiles and just about every creepy creature that exists. A good example of one of these novels is ''The Spiders'' by Richard Lewis (a pseudonym for novelist Alan Radnor). Briefly: a new, highly destructive species of spider emerges in the English countryside; larger than any kind of spider ever seen, it has macerating jaws designed for eating flesh, is deadly poisonous and a pack hunter. It begins to spread out and eventually takes over London, causing unprecedented loss of life, chaos, riots and, ultimately, abandonment of that city and the surrounding region (including Wales). By the time researchers figure out a way to destroy the species, the damage is done and it will presumably take the region decades to recover. Most eco-horror novels had a similar plot to ''The Spiders.''

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* This is the subject of many of the "eco-horror" novels of the '70s and '80s, which dealt with swarms of poisonous insects and arachnids, rats, amphibians, reptiles and just about every creepy creature that exists. A good example of one of these novels is ''The Spiders'' by Richard Lewis (a pseudonym for novelist Alan Radnor). Briefly: a new, highly destructive species of spider emerges in the English countryside; larger than any kind of spider ever seen, it has macerating jaws designed for eating flesh, is deadly poisonous and a pack hunter. It The horde of arachnids begins to spread out and eventually takes over London, causing unprecedented loss of life, chaos, riots and, ultimately, abandonment of that the city and most of the surrounding region southern part of the English isle (including Wales). By the time researchers figure out a way to destroy the species, the damage is done and it will presumably take the region decades to recover. Most eco-horror novels had a similar plot to ''The Spiders.''
24th Apr '16 5:06:32 AM falcon2484
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* This is the subject of many of the "eco-horror" novels of the '70s and '80s. A good example of one of these novels is ''The Spiders'' by Richard Lewis (a pseudonym for novelist Alan Radnor). Briefly: a new, highly destructive species of spider emerges in the English countryside; it has macerating jaws designed for eating flesh and is deadly poisonous. It begins to spread out and eventually takes over London, causing unprecedented loss of life, chaos, riots and, ultimately, abandonment of that city and the surrounding region (including Wales). By the time researchers figure out a way to destroy the species, the damage is done and it will presumably take the region decades to recover. Most eco-horror novels had a similar plot to ''The Spiders.''

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* This is the subject of many of the "eco-horror" novels of the '70s and '80s.'80s, which dealt with swarms of poisonous insects and arachnids, rats, amphibians, reptiles and just about every creepy creature that exists. A good example of one of these novels is ''The Spiders'' by Richard Lewis (a pseudonym for novelist Alan Radnor). Briefly: a new, highly destructive species of spider emerges in the English countryside; larger than any kind of spider ever seen, it has macerating jaws designed for eating flesh and flesh, is deadly poisonous.poisonous and a pack hunter. It begins to spread out and eventually takes over London, causing unprecedented loss of life, chaos, riots and, ultimately, abandonment of that city and the surrounding region (including Wales). By the time researchers figure out a way to destroy the species, the damage is done and it will presumably take the region decades to recover. Most eco-horror novels had a similar plot to ''The Spiders.''
24th Apr '16 5:02:13 AM falcon2484
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* This is the subject of many of the "eco-horror" novels of the '70s and '80s. A good example of one of these novels is ''The Spiders'' by Richard Lewis (a pseudonym for novelist Alan Radnor). Briefly: a new, highly destructive species of spider emerges in the English countryside; it has macerating jaws designed for eating flesh and is deadly poisonous. It begins to spread out and eventually takes over London, causing unprecedented loss of life, chaos, riots and, ultimately, abandonment of that city and the surrounding region (including Wales). By the time researchers figure out a way to destroy the species, the damage is done and it will presumably take the region decades to recover. Most eco-horror novels had a similar plot to ''The Spiders.''
5th Apr '16 9:08:26 PM TheTonathan100
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Societal Disruption or Collapse on a Regional or Continental scale. If it is a large nation, then world-wide economic damage lasting decades can result.

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Societal Disruption or Collapse on a Regional or Continental scale. If it is a large nation, then world-wide economic damage lasting decades can result.
1st Apr '16 1:58:10 AM Kalaong
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* ''[[Film/{{Batman}} Batman (1989)]]'' comes within days, perhaps even just ''hours'' of a Class 0. SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's [[DoNotAdjustYourSet televised]] BrandX stunt had an entire major city too terrified of being poisoned by household products to clean their bodies, or their clothes, or the ''buildings''... An entire city yanked back to TheDungAges. Fleas, ticks, lice... Eventually people would start dying of things besides the poison, which would have led to total panic. One good riot under those conditions would kill everyone in the city as Joker contaminated ''damn near everything needed to treat wounds on that scale''. After a few days without maintenance, restoring water and power would be a multi-million dollar effort. A ''[[NuclearOption nuclear weapon]]'' would do less damage, as at least that would be ''sterile'' - a few weeks after a mass organic die-off like that, all the bodies will have been devoured by vermin, resulting in a population explosion that would sweep the Eastern Seaboard, potentially completely depopulating the political, industrial and commercial heart of the country. Look up John Birmingham's ''Without Warning'' for an examination of the global effects of America effectively vanishing from the world scene. Batman broke the Joker's "poison code" just in time to prevent millions (perhaps even ''hundreds'' of millions or even '''billions''') of deaths. The original script was more clear about this, but [[ExecutiveMeddling the execs nixed a montage of filthy people fleeing Gotham.]]
1st Feb '16 1:34:14 AM GrammarNavi
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* ''TalesOfMonkeyIsland'': [[spoiler:The entire Gulf of Melange in Chapter 5, right between this class and Class 1, and bordering on Class 3A. And it seems that the Caribbean just isn't pretty much the same since [[BigBad LeChuck]] regained his voodoo powers and [[HeroKiller killed Guybrush]].]]

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* ''TalesOfMonkeyIsland'': ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'': [[spoiler:The entire Gulf of Melange in Chapter 5, right between this class and Class 1, and bordering on Class 3A. And it seems that the Caribbean just isn't pretty much the same since [[BigBad LeChuck]] regained his voodoo powers and [[HeroKiller killed Guybrush]].]]
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