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27th May '18 7:32:13 PM 64SuperNintendo
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4th May '18 9:10:33 PM Eagal
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* Thanos -- the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]]'s GreaterScopeVillain -- faces off against the Avengers in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' in an attempt to destroy half of all life in the universe using the Infinity Stones, with the goal of saving the other half by reducing consumption of finite resources. [[spoiler: He succeeds]].
8th Apr '18 8:39:09 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Without Warning'', an AlternateHistory written in 2009 but beginning in 2003, an energy field of unknown type and origin called "the Wave" wipes out all primates in most of the Lower 48, the more populated eastern half of Canada, about 90% of Mexico and three-quarters of Cuba. This leads to a very different Iraq War in which Hussein goes on the offensive and is joined by Iran [[spoiler: until a threatened Israel launches a pre-emptive nuclear strike on its neighbors]], the global economy starts sliding down the toilet and the world in general starts edging into Film/MadMax territory. Also fires caused by untended fires spread, due to the lack of human intervention (although automatic sprinkler systems catch some) wiping out large chunks of entire cities with the resulting ash being spread throughout the northern hemisphere in "pollution storms" that wipe out major harvests. Four years later [[spoiler: and three years after the Wave disappears, making the area it devastated enterable again]] in the sequel ''After America'', the food and oil shortages caused by the pollution storms and [[spoiler: Israel nuking the Middle East]] have most civilized nations still on rationing, although no-one is starving, many people growing private gardens and bicycles and horses outnumbering private cars.

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* In ''Without Warning'', an AlternateHistory written in 2009 but beginning in 2003, an energy field of unknown type and origin called "the Wave" wipes out all primates in most of the Lower 48, the more populated eastern half of Canada, about 90% of Mexico and three-quarters of Cuba. This leads to a very different Iraq War in which Hussein goes on the offensive and is joined by Iran [[spoiler: until a threatened Israel launches a pre-emptive nuclear strike on its neighbors]], the global economy starts sliding down the toilet and the world in general starts edging into Film/MadMax ''Film/MadMax'' territory. Also fires caused by untended fires spread, due to the lack of human intervention (although automatic sprinkler systems catch some) wiping out large chunks of entire cities with the resulting ash being spread throughout the northern hemisphere in "pollution storms" that wipe out major harvests. Four years later [[spoiler: and three years after the Wave disappears, making the area it devastated enterable again]] in the sequel ''After America'', the food and oil shortages caused by the pollution storms and [[spoiler: Israel nuking the Middle East]] have most civilized nations still on rationing, although no-one is starving, many people growing private gardens and bicycles and horses outnumbering private cars.
25th Mar '18 11:39:38 AM rjd1922
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*** And the however many thousands of people in the airplanes which use electronics in the navigation equipment and more importantly to run the engines. No electronics, bye bye engine; no engine, bye bye thrust; no thrust, bye bye forward speed; no forward speed, bye bye lift; no lift ... oh no... we're gonna die. Most planes built during the last 15 years can't function without computers. If the computers are fried you either replace them or turn the aircraft into Coke cans.
*** The above makes it sound like as soon as the planes lose the computers they'll go into a nosedive and drop like rocks. Aerodynamics do not work like that. Every plane has a certain glide ratio, and even on manual controls a pilot can crash land a jumbo jet without power.
*** While most air passengers would likely die, modern commercial airliners are equipped with backups (most notably Auxiliary Power Units and Ram Air Turbines) that can provide some power and control in the event of engine failure and power loss. Depending on their positioning, it's quite possible that a percentage of planes would be able to ditch or land in relative safety. But yeah, it probably wouldn't work out well for most people in the air when the event happened.
*** And, in any case, avionics are designed and tested to be sufficiently insulated and shielded to render them pretty much immune to lightning strikes, which pump orders of magnitude more energy into the aircraft than a solar event ever could.



** An even bigger threat would come from nuclear reactors. They need electricity to work properly, most of which is used in complex computers and cooling systems to prevent the reactors from overheating. When the power grid goes out, their backup diesel generators can last for a few days at most. There's currently around 450 reactors worldwide.
*** The vast majority of nuclear reactors would be able to automatically shutdown without issues in the case of a mass power outage. Due to how the control rods are held in place with electric motors or electromagnets, and would drop to stop the reactor.
31st Jan '18 7:28:04 AM Cryoclaste
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31st Jan '18 7:28:03 AM Cryoclaste
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* GearsOfWar skirts between this and Class 2. Given 99% of the human population were wiped out by the Locust, the remaining were fighting an offensive war against them and later the Lambent, and that they had to destroy their last bastion to cripple the Locust at the end of GOW2, things didn't look too rosy. [[spoiler: Confirmed to be Class 1 at the end of Gears of War 3. Now that the Lambent and Locust were wiped out, as well as Immulsion, Humanity can finally recover.]]

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* GearsOfWar ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' skirts between this and Class 2. Given 99% of the human population were wiped out by the Locust, the remaining were fighting an offensive war against them and later the Lambent, and that they had to destroy their last bastion to cripple the Locust at the end of GOW2, things didn't look too rosy. [[spoiler: Confirmed to be Class 1 at the end of Gears ''Gears of War 3.3''. Now that the Lambent and Locust were wiped out, as well as Immulsion, Humanity can finally recover.]]
31st Jan '18 5:19:25 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''{{Uplink}}'' features a non-lethal Class 1, [[spoiler: that happens when the Revelation virus destroys the Internet]].

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* ''{{Uplink}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Uplink}}'' features a non-lethal Class 1, [[spoiler: that happens when the Revelation virus destroys the Internet]].
23rd Jan '18 1:34:54 PM TheNerevarine
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* In ''{{ComicBook/Crimson}}'', dragons are unleashed all over the world thanks to the BigBad's manipulations when their king is released from prison and they provoke untold devastation. [[spoiler:Lisseth's plan was to KillAllHumans just so she could escalate to a Class X-4 apocalypse level, but thanks to the heroes' efforts, they are able to stop her and put the disaster on this level, since humanity is shown to recover and rebuild after the incident]].
2nd Jan '18 5:05:48 AM Siempie
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' manages a Class 1 in the series 3 ending episodes. Human life on Earth is ordered decimated the old-fashioned way--10% of the population gets killed.
** Thankfully this gets a ResetButton.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' manages a Class 1 in the series 3 ending episodes. Human life on Earth is ordered decimated the old-fashioned way--10% of the population gets killed.
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killed while the Master takes control of the planet and enslaves the remainder of humanity. Later, we hear about the ruins of New York, the fusion mills of China and the radiation pits of Europe. Thankfully this gets a ResetButton.
20th Dec '17 6:44:45 AM 64SuperNintendo
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