History ApocalypseHow / Class5

25th Aug '16 4:39:59 PM nombretomado
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** The first episode of the DiscoveryChannel miniseries ''Miracle Planet'' demonstrated this using an asteroid around 500 km in diameter (that's smaller than the diameter of the above-mentioned asteroid from ''Armageddon'') colliding with present-day Earth.

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** The first episode of the DiscoveryChannel Creator/DiscoveryChannel miniseries ''Miracle Planet'' demonstrated this using an asteroid around 500 km in diameter (that's smaller than the diameter of the above-mentioned asteroid from ''Armageddon'') colliding with present-day Earth.
22nd Aug '16 10:54:55 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''Literature/HaloTheFallOfReach'' established that the Covenant's main mode of operation against human worlds is "glassing", a systematic bombardment of the planet's surface with plasma weaponry that vaporizes the ecosphere and reduces the surface to a uniform glassy mineral. About the only time they ''don't'' do this is if a human world has Forerunner relics on it.
** Later sources dial down the power of glassing a bit: the Covenant don't actually ''have'' the ability to 100% glass an entire planet and wage a large-scale war at the same time. The damage is still catastrophic, but many planets that the Covenant don't consider important only receive a cursory glassing, which often leaves survivors who are able to survive on their ruined worlds for years afterwards. And restoration of glassed planets is possible, even if the process is still lengthy and arduous.

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** ''Literature/HaloTheFallOfReach'' established that the Covenant's main mode of operation against human worlds is "glassing", a systematic bombardment of the planet's surface with plasma weaponry that vaporizes the ecosphere and reduces the surface to a uniform glassy mineral. About the only time they ''don't'' do this is if a human world has Forerunner relics on it.
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it. Later sources dial down the power of glassing a bit: the Covenant don't actually ''have'' the ability to 100% glass an entire planet and wage a large-scale war at the same time. The damage is still catastrophic, but many planets that the Covenant don't consider important only receive a cursory glassing, which often leaves survivors who are able to survive on their ruined worlds for years afterwards. And restoration of glassed planets is possible, even if the process is still lengthy and arduous.
16th Aug '16 6:35:03 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Possibly the ultimate result of Nightmare Moon's actions in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' (as during TheNightThatNeverEnds the entire planet will inevitably freeze over), had she not been defeated.

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* Possibly the WordOfGod has confirmed that this would have been ultimate result of Nightmare Moon's actions in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' (as during TheNightThatNeverEnds the entire planet will inevitably freeze over), had she not been defeated.defeated. (The ''Pony Psychology'' fan work series has an entire chapter devoted to Celestia [[WhatTheHellHero lecturing Luna on the true consequences]] of the environmental and ecological effects of an endless night - with frighteningly accurate scientific references and detail - mostly in an attempt to quell the notion that Nightmare Moon might have been doing them a favor.)
4th Aug '16 10:14:46 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Later sources rectify glassing a bit: the Covenant don't actually ''have'' the ability to 100% glass an entire planet and wage a large-scale war at the same time. The damage is still catastrophic, but many planets that the Covenant don't consider important only receive a cursory glassing, with some people left on those worlds able to survive for years afterwards. And restoration of glassed planets is possible, even if the process is still lengthy and arduous.

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** Later sources rectify dial down the power of glassing a bit: the Covenant don't actually ''have'' the ability to 100% glass an entire planet and wage a large-scale war at the same time. The damage is still catastrophic, but many planets that the Covenant don't consider important only receive a cursory glassing, with some people left on those worlds which often leaves survivors who are able to survive on their ruined worlds for years afterwards. And restoration of glassed planets is possible, even if the process is still lengthy and arduous.
4th Aug '16 10:11:20 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' - the book "Literature/HaloTheFallOfReach" states that when the Covenant are fighting a losing battle on a planet, they will retreat to space and "Glass" the world. A systematic bombardment of the planet's surface with plasma weaponry vaporizes the ecosphere and reduces the surface to a uniform glassy mineral. They do that even if they win, being {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s.
** Later sources rectify this: the Covenant don't actually ''have'' the ability to glass an entire planet and wage a large-scale war at the same time. The damage is still catastrophic, but many planets with minimal importance to the war effort aren't concentrated as much upon, and some people have even survived the glassing and survived for years afterwards. And restoration of the planets are possible.
** The UNSC have the NOVA Bomb, which blows up planets.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' - the book "Literature/HaloTheFallOfReach" states ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** ''Literature/HaloTheFallOfReach'' established
that when the Covenant are fighting Covenant's main mode of operation against human worlds is "glassing", a losing battle on a planet, they will retreat to space and "Glass" the world. A systematic bombardment of the planet's surface with plasma weaponry that vaporizes the ecosphere and reduces the surface to a uniform glassy mineral. They do that even if About the only time they win, being {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s.
''don't'' do this is if a human world has Forerunner relics on it.
** Later sources rectify this: glassing a bit: the Covenant don't actually ''have'' the ability to 100% glass an entire planet and wage a large-scale war at the same time. The damage is still catastrophic, but many planets that the Covenant don't consider important only receive a cursory glassing, with minimal importance to the war effort aren't concentrated as much upon, and some people have even survived the glassing and survived left on those worlds able to survive for years afterwards. And restoration of the glassed planets are possible.
is possible, even if the process is still lengthy and arduous.
** The UNSC have the experimental NOVA Bomb, which blows up planets.
29th Jul '16 6:29:32 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** Father Lymic's NightThatNeverEnds would, if not stopped, freeze the entire planet, making it uninhabitable by anyone except himself and his demonic brood. Even if the heroes win and restore the sun, the damage the Elder Evil has done would likely impact the world for generations to come, resulting in a Class 1.

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** Father Lymic's NightThatNeverEnds attempt to create TheNightThatNeverEnds would, if not stopped, freeze the entire planet, making it uninhabitable by anyone except himself and his demonic brood. Even if the heroes win and restore the sun, the damage the Elder Evil has done would likely impact the world for generations to come, resulting in a Class 1.
28th Jul '16 3:51:47 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' Splat book Elder Evils, this is the most likely worst case for two scenarios:
** Father Lymic's NightThatNeverEnds would, if not stopped, freeze the entire planet, making it uninhabitable by anyone except himself and his demonic brood. Even if the heroes win and restore the sun, the damage the Elder Evil has done would likely impact the world for generations to come, resulting in a Class 1.
** Zargon's vile slime would likely cause all living beings to die in agony, leaving the world habitable only by the broods of Jubilex and Zargon himself.
25th Jul '16 8:58:40 PM lalalei2001
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* The future world in ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', which is shown both in the series and [[Anime/YuGiOhTenthAnniversaryMovie the movie]]. [[spoiler: Synchro Monsters overload Momentum, essentially recreating Zero Reverse on a much larger scale. By the end of Aporia's memories; of the four survivors, three are dead, leaving the partially/robotic Zone and no other sign of life on the planet]].

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* The future world in ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', which is shown both in the series and [[Anime/YuGiOhTenthAnniversaryMovie [[Anime/YuGiOhBondsBeyondTime the movie]]. [[spoiler: Synchro Monsters overload Momentum, essentially recreating Zero Reverse on a much larger scale. By the end of Aporia's memories; of the four survivors, three are dead, leaving the partially/robotic Zone and no other sign of life on the planet]].
23rd Jul '16 9:41:24 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* The notorious Corrupted Blood Incident had the potential to do this to the entire ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' game world, and had it been intentional on the part of the developers, it clearly would have. Despite being a glitch [[OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveHimNow that was eventually repaired]], the effect it had on the game world was ghastly, leaving skeletal remains of [=PCs=] and [=NPCs=] alike strewn on the streets of the major towns and cities. (Oddly enough, actual epidemiologists and counter-terrorists have studied the incident for its implications of how human populations could react to a real-world epidemic.)

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* The notorious Corrupted Blood Incident had the potential to do this to the entire ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' game world, and had it been intentional on the part of the developers, it clearly would have. Despite being a glitch [[OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveHimNow [[OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow that was eventually repaired]], the effect it had on the game world was ghastly, leaving skeletal remains of [=PCs=] and [=NPCs=] alike strewn on the streets of the major towns and cities. (Oddly enough, actual epidemiologists and counter-terrorists have studied the incident for its implications of how human populations could react to a real-world epidemic.)
23rd Jul '16 9:40:55 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* The notorious Corrupted Blood Incident had the potential to do this to the entire ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' game world, and had it been intentional on the part of the developers, it clearly would have. Despite being a glitch [[OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveHimNow that was eventually repaired]], the effect it had on the game world was ghastly, leaving skeletal remains of [=PCs=] and [=NPCs=] alike strewn on the streets of the major towns and cities. (Oddly enough, actual epidemiologists and counter-terrorists have studied the incident for its implications of how human populations could react to a real-world epidemic.)
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