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9th Aug '17 8:03:35 PM Inediblecake
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* Rei Ayanami from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', as part of an AssimilationPlot. (She was the FORMER PAGE IMAGE!) She is unusual in that [[spoiler:she actually ''succeeds'' in obliterating all life on Earth]]. [[AssimilationPlot Sort of]]. [[MindScrew Maybe]]. [[GainaxEnding We think]].

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* Rei Ayanami from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', as part of an AssimilationPlot. (She was the FORMER PAGE IMAGE!) She is unusual in that [[spoiler:she actually ''succeeds'' in obliterating all life on Earth]]. [[AssimilationPlot Sort of]]. [[MindScrew Maybe]]. [[GainaxEnding We think]].
8th Aug '17 7:02:38 AM JamesAustin
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* Parodied in ''Series/BabylonFive'', Ambassador Mollari calls his three wives [[TheFourHorsemen Pestilence, Famine, and Death]].
** {{Fridge Brilliance}} when you consider that Mollari is [[spoiler: himself going to act as an Apocalypse Maiden ''by starting a War''.]]

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* Parodied in ''Series/BabylonFive'', Ambassador Mollari calls his three wives [[TheFourHorsemen [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse Pestilence, Famine, and Death]].
** {{Fridge Brilliance}}
Death]]. FridgeBrilliance when you consider that Mollari is [[spoiler: himself going to act as an the fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse Maiden ''by starting a War''.]]
6th Aug '17 4:37:06 PM sgamer82
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* ''Anime/ScrappedPrincess'' is the obvious example - there, the main character, who is also the eponymous character, basically lives this trope. 99% of the world wants to kill her because she's destined to bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, while the remaining percent wants to protect her because it's not HER fault. Resultantly, we've got both 'villains' who are really just scared people who are afraid to see their world collapse around their ears, or obeying orders from up on high... and REAL villains who are manipulating events for their own advantage, with complete disregard for the number of lives involved. Not to mention some of the 1% that help her are [[OmnicidalManiac pretty crazy]].

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* ''Anime/ScrappedPrincess'' ''LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess'' is the obvious example - there, the main character, who is also the eponymous character, basically lives this trope. 99% of the world wants to kill her because she's destined to bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, while the remaining percent wants to protect her because it's not HER fault. Resultantly, we've got both 'villains' who are really just scared people who are afraid to see their world collapse around their ears, or obeying orders from up on high... and REAL villains who are manipulating events for their own advantage, with complete disregard for the number of lives involved. Not to mention some of the 1% that help her are [[OmnicidalManiac pretty crazy]].
25th Jul '17 2:39:41 PM WillKeaton
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This is more of a plot than a character (it could be either). Much like BarrierMaiden, this trope is open to both genders. See also/contrast BigBadFriend, SaveThisPersonSaveTheWorld and BarrierMaiden[[note]](which is basically the inversion of this; the Barrier Maiden's purpose is to ''sustain'' the world while the Apocalypse Maiden's purpose is to ''destroy'' it)[[/note]]. May well become an AntiAntiChrist.

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This is more of a plot than a character (it could be either). Much like BarrierMaiden, this trope is open to both genders. See also/contrast BigBadFriend, SaveThisPersonSaveTheWorld and BarrierMaiden[[note]](which BarrierMaiden.[[note]]That tropes is basically the inversion of this; the this. The Barrier Maiden's purpose is to ''sustain'' the world while the Apocalypse Maiden's purpose is to ''destroy'' it)[[/note]]. it.[[/note]] May well become an AntiAntiChrist.
10th Jun '17 8:41:49 AM ShivaIndis
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* In ''VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar'', [[spoiler:Luna AKA The Goddess Althena]] nearly destroys the world after being brainwashed by the Magic Emperor.
** In ''VideoGame/LunarEternalBlue'', this same role falls to [[spoiler: Althena's younger sister Lucia]], whose job it is to destroy Lunar to prevent [[GodOfEvil Zophar]]'s rise to power. She chooses not to. However, this allows Zophar to capture [[spoiler: her and take her power, becoming more dangerous than ever]].

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* In ''VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar'', [[spoiler:Luna AKA [[spoiler:Luna, a.k.a. The Goddess Althena]] nearly destroys the world after being brainwashed by the Magic Emperor.
** In ''VideoGame/LunarEternalBlue'', this same role falls to [[spoiler: Althena's younger sister Lucia]], Lucia, a counterpart of Althena in some intentionally vague way]], whose job it is to destroy Lunar to prevent [[GodOfEvil Zophar]]'s rise to power. She chooses not to. However, this allows Zophar to capture [[spoiler: her and take her power, becoming more dangerous than ever]].
10th Apr '17 7:20:20 PM Twiddler
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** More directly and on the evil side, there's Snowman, a member of the Felt whose life is tied to the life of the universe. [[spoiler: It's actually ''her heart''.]] She mostly uses this to mess with Spades Slick without him being able to fight back. [[spoiler: Eventually he does shoot her, destroying their universe.]]
6th Apr '17 8:50:37 PM Karxrida
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** Tiki from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia'' is an immensely powerful Manakete put into an enchanted sleep, for fear that she'll destroy the world by mistake. For a time, she's BrainwashedAndCrazy to work for the Dark Dragon.
** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Genealogy of the Holy War]]'' we have Deirdre in the first generation, Julia and Julius in the second. [[spoiler:They're Deirdre's children by Arvis]]. Deirdre had been forbidden to meet any men for fear it would cause a catastrophe. [[spoiler:This is because she carries the blood of the dark god Loptyr, and if any child with major Loptyr blood is born they could serve as a vessel for his return--which is exactly what happens to Julius. Good thing that Julia was born with the Holy Blood needed to ''counteract'' that too.]].

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** Tiki from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight'' is an immensely powerful Manakete put into an enchanted sleep, for fear that she'll destroy the world by mistake. For a time, she's BrainwashedAndCrazy to work for the Dark Dragon.
** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Genealogy of the Holy War]]'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'' we have Deirdre in the first generation, Julia and Julius in the second. [[spoiler:They're Deirdre's children by Arvis]]. Deirdre had been forbidden to meet any men for fear it would cause a catastrophe. [[spoiler:This is because she carries the blood of the dark god Loptyr, and if any child with major Loptyr blood is born they could serve as a vessel for his return--which is exactly what happens to Julius. Good thing that Julia was born with the Holy Blood needed to ''counteract'' that too.]].
2nd Apr '17 5:16:43 PM DustSnitch
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* Oddly enough, ''{{Jesus}}'' according to Christian belief. His Second Coming in the Literature/BookOfRevelation foretells TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. [[SubvertedTrope However]], it's ultimately TheAntiChrist (who isn't in Revelation but is assumed by many to be a figure seen in that text, the Beast from the Sea) who brings about the End of Days.

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* Oddly enough, ''{{Jesus}}'' ''UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}'' according to Christian belief. His Second Coming in the Literature/BookOfRevelation foretells TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. [[SubvertedTrope However]], it's ultimately TheAntiChrist (who isn't in Revelation but is assumed by many to be a figure seen in that text, the Beast from the Sea) who brings about the End of Days.
30th Jan '17 9:18:10 AM DN26
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When TheHero is in charge of preventing TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, imagine his surprise, when he finds out the threat comes not from some EvilOverlord, but from one of his [[TrueCompanions friends or family]] destined to bring about the end of the world. The reasons for this can vary.

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When TheHero is in charge of preventing TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, imagine his surprise, surprise when he finds out the threat comes not from some EvilOverlord, but from one of his [[TrueCompanions friends or family]] destined to bring about the end of the world. The reasons for this can vary.
23rd Jan '17 2:07:03 PM Willbyr
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* ''SonicX'': [[spoiler:Cosmo]] turns out [[spoiler: to have been implanted with an audio and visual tracking device allowing the BigBad to see every single move she makes, thus leading them right to the good guys the whole time, basically dooming their every effort. [[TheWoobie Cosmo angsts about this considerably]], [[WellIntentionedExtremist Shadow]] just outright wants to kill her and even just removing the transmitter would blind and deafen her permanently, and everyone else rallies to her side deciding to [[TakeAThirdOption defeat the Big Bad]] even ''with'' the transmitter]]. [[spoiler: She still dies, in an HeroicSacrifice]]

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* ''SonicX'': ''Anime/SonicX'': [[spoiler:Cosmo]] turns out [[spoiler: to have been implanted with an audio and visual tracking device allowing the BigBad to see every single move she makes, thus leading them right to the good guys the whole time, basically dooming their every effort. [[TheWoobie Cosmo angsts about this considerably]], [[WellIntentionedExtremist Shadow]] just outright wants to kill her and even just removing the transmitter would blind and deafen her permanently, and everyone else rallies to her side deciding to [[TakeAThirdOption defeat the Big Bad]] even ''with'' the transmitter]]. [[spoiler: She still dies, in an HeroicSacrifice]]
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