History ApocalypseHow / Class3a

17th May '16 9:13:59 AM spirasen
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* In the FlightOfTheConchords song The Humans are Dead, the robots acquired poisonous gases. [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters And they poisoned their asses]].
* {{Buckethead}}' s album ''Population Override'' manages to portray this scenario ... without saying a word! The whole album is instrumental.

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* In the FlightOfTheConchords Music/FlightOfTheConchords song The Humans are Dead, the robots acquired poisonous gases. [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters And they poisoned their asses]].
* {{Buckethead}}' Music/{{Buckethead}}' s album ''Population Override'' manages to portray this scenario ... without saying a word! The whole album is instrumental.
6th May '16 5:20:35 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Sakyo's EvilPlan in the latter stages of the Dark Tournament in ''YuYuHakusho'' is revealed to be to create a stable portal between the Earth and the Makai so that demons of every class can pass through, which would result in a Class 2 at the very best, though with the sheer power of demon fighters that we see throughout the series it is more likely to be in this class, possibly even a Class 4 or Class 5, depending on how much plant and animal life the ensuing demon hordes leave behind them.

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* Sakyo's EvilPlan in the latter stages of the Dark Tournament in ''YuYuHakusho'' ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' is revealed to be to create a stable portal between the Earth and the Makai so that demons of every class can pass through, which would result in a Class 2 at the very best, though with the sheer power of demon fighters that we see throughout the series it is more likely to be in this class, possibly even a Class 4 or Class 5, depending on how much plant and animal life the ensuing demon hordes leave behind them.
1st Apr '16 11:18:44 AM ObsidianFire
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* In ''Series/{{Primeval}}'' the not too distant future appears to be populated entirely by giant mutant bat things that we unleashed upon ourselves. The series is non-specific if this has wiped out humanity entirely in a full Class 3, or just mostly, but given the ferocity of the future predators and the abandoned state of cities it is at least a 2. The BigBad does state we've wiped ourselves out, but [[GenreSavvy we're not about to take a villain's word for it just yet]] and the series does fall on the idealistic side of the [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism Sliding Scale]] so there may yet be hope. Given the geologic time-scales with which this series usually plays around, the Future Predators may not have originally played any direct role in humanity's downfall. It's just as plausible that they evolved naturally, long after we'd gone extinct, and that they would never have met humans if the Anomalies hadn't brought some into the present.

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* In ''Series/{{Primeval}}'' the not too distant future appears to be populated entirely by giant mutant bat things that we unleashed upon ourselves. The series is non-specific if this has wiped out humanity entirely in a full Class 3, or just mostly, but given the ferocity of the future predators and the abandoned state of cities it is at least a 2. The BigBad does state we've wiped ourselves out, but [[GenreSavvy we're not about to take a villain's word for it just yet]] yet and the series does fall on the idealistic side of the [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism Sliding Scale]] so there may yet be hope. Given the geologic time-scales with which this series usually plays around, the Future Predators may not have originally played any direct role in humanity's downfall. It's just as plausible that they evolved naturally, long after we'd gone extinct, and that they would never have met humans if the Anomalies hadn't brought some into the present.
7th Feb '16 8:14:25 AM Pseudoname
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* The monsters of ''Videogame/{{Evolve}}'' inflict this on every planet they arrive on, destroying all sufficiently advanced tech and slaughtering anyone who interferes. While WordOfGod says they would leave the humans alive if they didn't try to stop them, they have so far wiped out the population of entire planets. [[spoiler: However, there is information that implies this is merely a minor symptom of their true goal: a Class Z event.]]

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* The monsters of ''Videogame/{{Evolve}}'' inflict this on every planet they arrive on, destroying all sufficiently advanced tech and slaughtering anyone who interferes. While WordOfGod says they would leave the humans alive if they didn't try to stop them, they have so far wiped out the population of entire planets. [[spoiler: However, there is information that implies this is merely a minor symptom of their true goal: a Class Z X-5 event.]]
7th Feb '16 8:09:48 AM Pseudoname
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7th Feb '16 8:08:47 AM Pseudoname
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* The monsters of ''Videogame/{{Evolve}}'' inflict this on every planet they arrive on, destroying all sufficiently advanced tech and slaughtering anyone who interferes. While WordOfGod says they would leave the humans alive if they didn't try to stop them, they have so far wiped out the population of entire planets. [[spoiler: However, there is information that implies this is merely a minor symptom of their true goal: a Class Z event.]]
17th Jan '16 3:13:14 PM nombretomado
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* ''StarControl 2'' has several variants. First, the Dnyarri (psychic slavers) ordered the destruction of the Taalo, who were immune to psychic control; it's implied that the Taalo may have slid to another dimension or universe, though. Much later, the Androsynth poke around that area of space, and are then replaced by the Orz, who don't like to talk about it. The Ilwrath will wipe out the Pkunk if you don't intervene, and the Ur-Quan Kohr-Ah -- former slaves of the Dnyarri -- will wipe out everyone if you don't solve the game.

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* ''StarControl 2'' ''VideoGame/StarControlII'' has several variants. First, the Dnyarri (psychic slavers) ordered the destruction of the Taalo, who were immune to psychic control; it's implied that the Taalo may have slid to another dimension or universe, though. Much later, the Androsynth poke around that area of space, and are then replaced by the Orz, who don't like to talk about it. The Ilwrath will wipe out the Pkunk if you don't intervene, and the Ur-Quan Kohr-Ah -- former slaves of the Dnyarri -- will wipe out everyone if you don't solve the game.
10th Jan '16 6:39:05 AM Khazzadumm
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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. Provided we are not knocked back a few centuries or destroy ourselves, this scenario will 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 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. 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, ourselves/are destroyed, this scenario will likely happen eventually.
4th Jan '16 4:08:41 PM DarkSoldier
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* This is the fate that would befall humanity in ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'' if Pious succeeds in summoning his Ancient; they would be enslaved and/or exterminated on a global scale, and Alex sees brief visions of it actually happening [[spoiler:after she realizes that the Ancient ''she'' summoned to combat Pious' own would just do the exact same thing. And it's possible that Mantorok will be just as ruthless after his victory across all three timelines.]]
* The world of ''{{Strife}}'' is slowly descending into this as those infected with TheVirus are rotting away and those who aren't are killed or experimented on by those who are. The player has the capability of stopping this as he wields the [[SwordOfPlotAdvancement Sigil]], but if he dies whilst in battle with the [[FinalBoss Entity]], [[spoiler:the Entity will gain the Sigil's full power, using it to infect the rest of humanity and then leave the planet once there is no living human left for it to feed on.]]

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* This is the fate that would befall humanity in ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'' if Pious succeeds in summoning his Ancient; they would be enslaved and/or exterminated on a global scale, and Alex sees brief visions of it actually happening [[spoiler:after she realizes that the Ancient ''she'' summoned to combat Pious' Pious's own would just do the exact same thing. And it's possible that Mantorok will be just as ruthless after his victory across all three timelines.]]
* The world of ''{{Strife}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Strife}}'' is slowly descending into this as those infected with TheVirus are rotting away and those who aren't are killed or experimented on by those who are. The player has the capability of stopping this as he wields the [[SwordOfPlotAdvancement Sigil]], but if he dies whilst in battle with the [[FinalBoss Entity]], [[spoiler:the Entity will gain the Sigil's full power, using it to infect the rest of humanity and then leave the planet once there is no living human left for it to feed on.]]]]
* Winning a round of ''VideoGame/PlagueInc'' with the nanovirus or bioweapon definitely qualifies as one of these. Any other pathogen could qualify as 3B if you think it's evolving naturally instead of being engineered.



* In the 1939 animated short ''WesternAnimation/PeaceOnEarth'', a civilization of cute little animals springs up after the human race wipes themselves out in endless trench warfare. In the 1955 remake ''Goodwill Towards Men'', naturally, it's The Bomb that did mankind in.
* Though it wasn't his intention, Vandal Savage did this in the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Hereafter (Part II)". Being immortal, he ends up very lonely.

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* In the 1939 animated short ''WesternAnimation/PeaceOnEarth'', a civilization of cute little animals springs up after the human race wipes themselves out in endless trench warfare. In the 1955 remake ''Goodwill Towards Men'', naturally, it's The the Bomb that did mankind in.
* Though it wasn't his intention, Vandal Savage did this in the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Hereafter (Part II)". II)." Being immortal, he ends up very lonely.
24th Dec '15 4:00:25 AM Adept
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* In the 1939 animated short ''PeaceOnEarth'', a civilization of cute little animals springs up after the human race wipes themselves out in endless trench warfare. In the 1955 remake ''Goodwill Towards Men'', naturally, it's The Bomb that did mankind in.

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* In the 1939 animated short ''PeaceOnEarth'', ''WesternAnimation/PeaceOnEarth'', a civilization of cute little animals springs up after the human race wipes themselves out in endless trench warfare. In the 1955 remake ''Goodwill Towards Men'', naturally, it's The Bomb that did mankind in.
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