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18th Jan '16 5:14:29 PM BigBertha
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* ''Series/UnbreakableKimmySchmidt'' begins with Kimmy and her friends being freed from a doomsday cult after spending their teens and twenties in the cult.
17th Jan '16 10:35:58 AM Dravencour
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No real life examples are allowed here ''because'' of the high standard of proof such a group has to have to be considered such in RealLife (note that all of the above include ''extensively documented'' murders/suicides done with the apocalyptic religion as a sole motive. Also note that none of the groups above exist anymore, enough that documentary journalism, investigations by authorities, and other objective proof has entered the record regarding them) and that the definition is maddeningly subjective in the absence of such ironclad proof. Nevertheless, if you are in a religious group and it tends to have a very high emphasis on the end times, the end of the world, escaping the world, and the like, it's likely a good idea to start questioning your involvement, and if you find yourself being told to hurt/kill others or yourself, it's likely time to [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere get out as soon as possible]] and inform someone who can do something to stop a tragedy. See our [[UsefulNotes/{{Abuse}} Useful Notes page on Abuse]] for more information.
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No real life examples are allowed here ''because'' of the high standard of proof that such a group has to have to be considered such in RealLife (note that all of the above groups include ''extensively documented'' murders/suicides done with the apocalyptic religion as a sole motive. Also note that none of the groups above exist anymore, enough that documentary journalism, investigations by authorities, and other objective proof has entered the record regarding them) and that the definition is maddeningly subjective in the absence of such ironclad proof. Nevertheless, if you are in a religious group and it tends to have a very high emphasis on the end times, the end of the world, escaping the world, and the like, it's likely a good idea to start questioning your involvement, and if you find yourself being told to hurt/kill others or yourself, it's likely time to [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere get out as soon as possible]] and inform someone who can do something to stop a tragedy. See our [[UsefulNotes/{{Abuse}} Useful Notes page on Abuse]] for more information.
17th Jan '16 10:32:00 AM Dravencour
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* Aum Shinrikyo as it was until 1997 and its reorganization and rename (the "awaken the god of destruction"/"destroy the world" variant, when given over to otaku, the MadScientist, and quite a few {{Blood Knight}}s, and to the time of this writing the only non-state/non-governmental terror group to deploy WeaponsOfMassDestruction beyond simple explosives to their aims).
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* Aum Shinrikyo as it was until 1997 and its reorganization and rename (the "awaken the god of destruction"/"destroy the world" variant, when given over to otaku, the MadScientist, and quite a few {{Blood Knight}}s, and to at the time of this writing the only non-state/non-governmental terror group to deploy WeaponsOfMassDestruction beyond simple explosives to their aims).
17th Jan '16 10:31:35 AM Dravencour
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A dark take on the {{cult}}, an apocalypse cult tends to crop up in fiction wherever CosmicHorrorStory elements are present, with the members actively seeking to bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. There are several flavors of apocalypse cults, but most seek to awaken or make possible the return of some god of destruction to destroy the world and "make it anew". Others seek to end their own lives to escape what they believe is the end of the world or to have a better afterlife.
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A dark take on the {{cult}}, an apocalypse or doomsday cult tends to crop up in fiction wherever CosmicHorrorStory elements are present, with the members actively seeking to bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. There are several flavors of apocalypse cults, but most seek to awaken or make possible the return of some god of destruction to destroy the world and "make it anew". Others seek to end their own lives to escape what they believe is the end of the world or to have a better afterlife.

Unfortunately, some such groups, which have the media nickname of "doomsday cults", ''have'' existed in RealLife. Documented ones include:
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Unfortunately, some such groups, which have the media nickname of "doomsday cults", groups ''have'' existed in RealLife. Documented ones include:
17th Jan '16 10:27:13 AM Dravencour
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Unfortunately, some such groups, which have the media nickname of "doomsday cults", ''have'' existed in RealLife. Documented ones include The People's Temple / Film/{{Jonestown}} (a hybrid of the "new world" with the "end your own life to escape/have a better afterlife" variants), Heaven's Gate (the "end your own life to escape" variant), and Aum Shinrikyo as it was until 1997 and its reorganization and rename (the "awaken the god of destruction"/"destroy the world" variant, when given over to otaku, the MadScientist, and quite a few of the BloodKnight, and to the time of this writing the only non-state/non-governmental terror group to deploy WeaponsOfMassDestruction beyond simple explosives to their aims).
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Unfortunately, some such groups, which have the media nickname of "doomsday cults", ''have'' existed in RealLife. Documented ones include include: * The People's Temple / Film/{{Jonestown}} (a hybrid of the "new world" with the "end your own life to escape/have a better afterlife" variants), variants) * Heaven's Gate (the "end your own life to escape" variant), and variant) * Aum Shinrikyo as it was until 1997 and its reorganization and rename (the "awaken the god of destruction"/"destroy the world" variant, when given over to otaku, the MadScientist, and quite a few of the BloodKnight, {{Blood Knight}}s, and to the time of this writing the only non-state/non-governmental terror group to deploy WeaponsOfMassDestruction beyond simple explosives to their aims).
17th Jan '16 10:25:19 AM Dravencour
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Unfortunately, some such groups, which have the media nickname of "doomsday cults", ''have'' existed in RealLife. Documented ones include The People's Temple / Film/{{Jonestown}} (a hybrid of the "new world" with the "end your own life to escape/have a better afterlife" variants), Heaven's Gate (the "end your own life to escape" variant), and Aum Shinrikyo as it was until 1997 and its reorganization and rename (the "awaken the god of destruction"/"destroy the world" variant, when given over to otaku, the MadScientist, and quite a few of the BloodKnight, and to the time of this writing the only non-state/non-governmental terror group to deploy WeaponsOfMassDestruction beyond simple explosives to their aims). No real life examples are allowed here ''because'' of the high standard of proof such a group has to have to be considered such in RealLife (note that all of the above include ''extensively documented'' murders/suicides done with the apocalyptic religion as a sole motive. Also note that none of the groups above exist anymore, enough that documentary journalism, investigations by authorities, and other objective proof has entered the record regarding them) and that the definition is maddeningly subjective in the absence of such ironclad proof. Nevertheless, if you are in a religious group and it tends to have a very high emphasis on the end times, the end of the world, escaping the world, and the like, it's likely a good idea to start questioning your involvement, and if you find yourself being told to hurt/kill others or yourself, it's likely time to [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere get out as soon as possible]] and inform someone who can do something to stop a tragedy. See our [[UsefulNotes/{{Abuse}} Useful Notes page on Abuse]] for more information.
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Unfortunately, some such groups, which have the media nickname of "doomsday cults", ''have'' existed in RealLife. Documented ones include The People's Temple / Film/{{Jonestown}} (a hybrid of the "new world" with the "end your own life to escape/have a better afterlife" variants), Heaven's Gate (the "end your own life to escape" variant), and Aum Shinrikyo as it was until 1997 and its reorganization and rename (the "awaken the god of destruction"/"destroy the world" variant, when given over to otaku, the MadScientist, and quite a few of the BloodKnight, and to the time of this writing the only non-state/non-governmental terror group to deploy WeaponsOfMassDestruction beyond simple explosives to their aims). aims). No real life examples are allowed here ''because'' of the high standard of proof such a group has to have to be considered such in RealLife (note that all of the above include ''extensively documented'' murders/suicides done with the apocalyptic religion as a sole motive. Also note that none of the groups above exist anymore, enough that documentary journalism, investigations by authorities, and other objective proof has entered the record regarding them) and that the definition is maddeningly subjective in the absence of such ironclad proof. Nevertheless, if you are in a religious group and it tends to have a very high emphasis on the end times, the end of the world, escaping the world, and the like, it's likely a good idea to start questioning your involvement, and if you find yourself being told to hurt/kill others or yourself, it's likely time to [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere get out as soon as possible]] and inform someone who can do something to stop a tragedy. See our [[UsefulNotes/{{Abuse}} Useful Notes page on Abuse]] for more information.
17th Jan '16 10:24:25 AM Dravencour
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A dark take on the {{cult}}, an apocalypse cult tends to crop up in fiction wherever CosmicHorrorStory elements are present, with the members actively seeking to bring about the end of the world. There are several flavors of apocalypse cults, but most seek to awaken or make possible the return of some god of destruction to destroy the world and "make it anew". Others seek to end their own lives to escape or to have a better afterlife.
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A dark take on the {{cult}}, an apocalypse cult tends to crop up in fiction wherever CosmicHorrorStory elements are present, with the members actively seeking to bring about the end of the world.TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. There are several flavors of apocalypse cults, but most seek to awaken or make possible the return of some god of destruction to destroy the world and "make it anew". Others seek to end their own lives to escape what they believe is the end of the world or to have a better afterlife.

Unfortunately, some such groups ''have'' existed in RealLife. Documented ones include The People's Temple / Film/{{Jonestown}} (a hybrid of the "new world" with the "end your own life to escape/have a better afterlife" variants), Heaven's Gate (the "end your own life to escape" variant), and Aum Shinrikyo as it was until 1997 and its reorganization and rename (the "awaken the god of destruction"/"destroy the world" variant, when given over to otaku, the MadScientist, and quite a few of the BloodKnight, and to the time of this writing the only non-state/non-governmental terror group to deploy WeaponsOfMassDestruction beyond simple explosives to their aims). No real life examples are allowed here ''because'' of the high standard of proof such a group has to have to be considered such in RealLife (note that all of the above include ''extensively documented'' murders/suicides done with the apocalyptic religion as a sole motive. Also note that none of the groups above exist anymore, enough that documentary journalism, investigations by authorities, and other objective proof has entered the record regarding them) and that the definition is maddeningly subjective in the absence of such ironclad proof. Nevertheless, if you are in a religious group and it tends to have a very high emphasis on the end times, the end of the world, escaping the world, and the like, it's likely a good idea to start questioning your involvement, and if you find yourself being told to hurt/kill others or yourself, it's likely time to [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere get out as soon as possible]] and inform someone who can do something to stop a tragedy. See our [[UsefulNotes/{{Abuse}} Useful Notes page on Abuse]] for more information.
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Unfortunately, some such groups groups, which have the media nickname of "doomsday cults", ''have'' existed in RealLife. Documented ones include The People's Temple / Film/{{Jonestown}} (a hybrid of the "new world" with the "end your own life to escape/have a better afterlife" variants), Heaven's Gate (the "end your own life to escape" variant), and Aum Shinrikyo as it was until 1997 and its reorganization and rename (the "awaken the god of destruction"/"destroy the world" variant, when given over to otaku, the MadScientist, and quite a few of the BloodKnight, and to the time of this writing the only non-state/non-governmental terror group to deploy WeaponsOfMassDestruction beyond simple explosives to their aims). No real life examples are allowed here ''because'' of the high standard of proof such a group has to have to be considered such in RealLife (note that all of the above include ''extensively documented'' murders/suicides done with the apocalyptic religion as a sole motive. Also note that none of the groups above exist anymore, enough that documentary journalism, investigations by authorities, and other objective proof has entered the record regarding them) and that the definition is maddeningly subjective in the absence of such ironclad proof. Nevertheless, if you are in a religious group and it tends to have a very high emphasis on the end times, the end of the world, escaping the world, and the like, it's likely a good idea to start questioning your involvement, and if you find yourself being told to hurt/kill others or yourself, it's likely time to [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere get out as soon as possible]] and inform someone who can do something to stop a tragedy. See our [[UsefulNotes/{{Abuse}} Useful Notes page on Abuse]] for more information.
22nd Dec '15 10:28:23 AM StrixObscuro
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* ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' has The Pride, an Apocalypse ''Mafia'', who are plotting to bring about the end of the world as we know it in exchange for 20 years of obscene wealth and power and the chance for their kids to live in a paradise.
22nd Dec '15 9:12:06 AM SkyHavenPath13
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* Despite [[NonIndicativeName their name,]] Followers of Apocalypse from VideoGame/Fallout are an iversion of this trope - their goal is to prevent repeating of EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, and they are helpful to Vault Dweller in his quest.
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* Despite [[NonIndicativeName their name,]] Followers of Apocalypse from VideoGame/Fallout VideoGame/{{Fallout}} are an iversion inversion of this trope - their goal is to prevent repeating of EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, and they are helpful to Vault Dweller in his quest.
10th Dec '15 8:15:42 PM CountDorku
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** A large number of Chaos cults believe the Dark Gods will scour away the corrupt Imperial authorities and bring a new, less terrible era. In practice, these cults tend to either be put down by Imperial authorities, or find a way to summon either Daemons or Chaos Marines and then find themselves being used as CannonFodder (for the Chaos Marines) or food (for the daemons). The very unlucky - such as those who end up calling the [[ReligionOfEvil Word Bearers]] - end up as both!
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