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12th Sep '16 7:19:17 PM PaulA
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* The basic backplot of Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Homecoming'' sequence, although it takes four books before you actually find that out.

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* The basic backplot of Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Homecoming'' sequence, ''Literature/HomecomingSaga'', although it takes four books before you actually find that out.
11th Sep '16 8:50:52 PM PaulA
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* The basic backplot of OrsonScottCard's ''Homecoming'' sequence, although it takes four books before you actually find that out ...

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* The basic backplot of OrsonScottCard's Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Homecoming'' sequence, although it takes four books before you actually find that out ...out.
26th Aug '16 5:11:04 PM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' has a meteor crash into the planet of Tallon IV. The impact releases and spreads a toxic substance known as Phazon, which corrupted a lot of the wildlife and completely wiped out the Chozo race living on the planet (who now appear as corrupted ghosts that attack anyone that enters their territory). [[spoiler: In ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'', it's discovered that Phaaze, the source of Phazon, is a sentient planet that sends out leviathan seeds to crash into planets in order to spread Phazon across the galaxy and Tallon IV was one of the unlucky targets. Lore data in the game imply that Tallon IV is slowly recovering after Samus destroyed the source of Phazon there.]]
13th Aug '16 10:11:49 PM Infection
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** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': AccidentalPun aside, the writer has said there is an "[[http://comicbook.com/blog/2014/05/25/x-men-apocalypse-is-a-disaster-movie-with-an-extinction-level-event-says-the-writer/ Extinction-Level Event]]".

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** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': AccidentalPun aside, the writer has said there is an "[[http://comicbook.com/blog/2014/05/25/x-men-apocalypse-is-a-disaster-movie-with-an-extinction-level-event-says-the-writer/ Extinction-Level Event]]". To be more specific, BigBad Apocalypse's scope is Planetary and its severity is Societal Collapse in the form of wiping out all cities killing billions, followed by [[spoiler:MassHypnosis of the survivors]].
11th Aug '16 9:20:17 AM NeoTerraKnight
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** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', [[spoiler:Goku Black hunts down and kills off 99 percent of humanity in Future Trunks's timeline with Trunks and Mai being of the only known survivors.]]
2nd Aug '16 6:11:12 PM BNSF1995
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* Implied in WesternAnimation/AdventureTime, considering how there are sunken cities and atom bombs littered on the ground.

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* Implied in WesternAnimation/AdventureTime, considering how there are sunken cities and atom bombs littered on the ground.ground, and there are very few humans left in existence aside from the main protagonist, his manipulative father, an abnormally buff woman [[spoiler:with cyborg implants in her head]], and the former main antagonists' fiance.
2nd Aug '16 6:09:38 PM BNSF1995
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* The worst case scenario of a full scale nuclear war, which could, by some predictions, be damaging enough to destroy the very biosphere that humans depend on to survive. The actual ''explosions'' are the least of our worries. Following that, fires would rage for weeks or possibly months on end, releasing great plumes of smoke that are believed to ''blot out of the northern hemisphere'' for an extended duration, causing the effect we call "nuclear winter". This would drop the average temperature significantly, with the sun being simply unable to shine on the Earth for a reasonable amount of time. Snow and ash would intermingle. Then there is the radiation. If you are lucky, you will get irradiated enough to die within a few days, but radiation sickness is unpredictable and horrible, but basically it results in the ''decimation of your very DNA'' at worst. The surviving population would see higher rates of cancer and mutation due to the aforementioned screwing up of their genes. This goes for all species. Water would be unsafe to drink unless filtered extremely well (as water is largely unaffected by radiation by itself, but radioactive particles in the water could still do some damage), food would be unsafe to eat, and in many cases, the air would be unsafe to breathe. Sounds horrible, right? Well, the reason this is a ''possible'' outcome is that many of the effects may not be as strong on the southern hemisphere, since a nuclear exchange under current scenarios would be largely restricted to the northern hemisphere. They would still get hit with climate effects, radiation, and other complications, and civilization would definitely not survive, but humanity may be able to ride out the storm in the south.

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* The worst case scenario of a full scale nuclear war, which could, by some predictions, be damaging enough to destroy the very biosphere that humans depend on to survive. The actual ''explosions'' are the least of our worries. Following that, fires would rage for weeks or possibly months on end, releasing great plumes of smoke that are believed to ''blot out of the northern hemisphere'' for an extended duration, causing the effect we call "nuclear winter". This would drop the average temperature significantly, with the sun being simply unable to shine on the Earth for a reasonable amount of time. Snow and ash would intermingle. Then there is the radiation. If you are lucky, you will get irradiated enough to die within a few days, but radiation sickness is unpredictable and horrible, but basically it results in the ''decimation of your very DNA'' at worst. The surviving population would see higher rates of cancer and mutation due to the aforementioned screwing up of their genes. This goes for all species. Water would be unsafe to drink unless filtered extremely well (as water is largely unaffected by radiation by itself, but radioactive particles in the water could still do some damage), food would be unsafe to eat, and in many cases, the air would be unsafe to breathe. Sounds horrible, right? Well, the reason this is a ''possible'' outcome is that many of the effects may not be as strong on the southern hemisphere, since a nuclear exchange under current scenarios would be largely restricted to the northern hemisphere. They would still get hit with climate effects, radiation, and other complications, and civilization would definitely not survive, but humanity may be able to ride out the storm in the south. The general belief is that Australia is the safest since there's nothing of worth to be hit, and most refugees escaping a nuclear war before it starts will be safe...[[EverythingTryingToKillYou if the venomous spiders don't get you first]].
23rd Jul '16 8:02:12 PM ArJayKay
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* On the other hand, breakthroughs in fields of cybernetics, biomechanical technology and genetic engineering could cause a "benign" form of this. Humans could alter themselves to such a degree, first physically (and maybe mentally as well) that they simply could not be considered human any more. It would start with life extensions, organ transplants, cybernetic body parts, mind enhancing substances, and could easily progress to biological immortality, uploading one's mind to an artificial body that is not anthropomorphic, grafting tissues and organs that bear little to no resemblance to anything human or even eschewing physical form altogether and copying/transferring one's mind to a computer network. Provided we are not knocked back a few centuries or destroy ourselves/are destroyed, this scenario will likely happen eventually.

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* On the other hand, breakthroughs in fields of cybernetics, biomechanical technology and genetic engineering could cause a "benign" form of this. Humans could alter themselves to such a degree, first physically (and maybe mentally as well) that [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul they simply could not be considered human any more.more]]. It would start with life extensions, organ transplants, cybernetic body parts, mind enhancing substances, and could easily progress to biological immortality, uploading one's mind to an artificial body that is not anthropomorphic, grafting tissues and organs that bear little to no resemblance to anything human or even eschewing physical form altogether and copying/transferring one's mind to a computer network. Provided we are not knocked back a few centuries or destroy ourselves/are destroyed, this scenario will likely happen eventually.
26th Jun '16 5:57:12 PM CaptainSkywalker
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** Film/IndependenceDay'' the invading Aliens attempt this on the human race after that they planned on colonizing and draining the resources of Earth with their Queen and move on. 20 years later they've become much more sophisticated by launching one giant ship to drain the Earth's core which will no doubt cause the same effect

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** * Film/IndependenceDay'' the invading Aliens attempt this on the human race after that they planned on colonizing and draining the resources of Earth with their Queen and move on. 20 years later they've become much more sophisticated by launching one giant ship to drain the Earth's core which will no doubt cause the same effect
26th Jun '16 5:55:04 PM CaptainSkywalker
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** Film/IndependenceDay'' the invading Aliens attempt this on the human race after that they planned on colonizing and draining the resources of Earth with their Queen and move on. 20 years later they've become much more sophisticated by launching one giant ship to drain the Earth's core which will no doubt cause the same effect
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