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20th Jul '17 8:45:43 PM dasuberkaiser
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* TabletopGame/NewVindicators has several of these. First, there's the future of Hikari's alternate dimension-where Apocatasis wins and rules most of the world. Then, there's the one where Jason Lamperouge has manipulated most of the heroes and villains in one way or another and culminates in the death of most of the Vindicators, Jason himself, and a few others dimension hopping and unable to get back. Lastly, there's the far future where Sol Invictus, an immortal Neo-Sapien, rules over an empire with his family, the Pantheon, as god kings. Humans are treated as second class citizens, and by the time Sol Invictus is eventually stopped, most of the heroes are dead as well.
* One of ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'' christmas episodes parodies A Christmas Carol by having the Ghosts of the Past, Present and Future Christmas show the Nerd his never ending cycle of getting tortured by bad games, beginning with his childhood. The last ghost (which turns out to be Dracula from Simon's Quests) shows the Nerd a ''bad future'' in which he continued to complain about games all the way up to the Wii, even starting to enjoy it.
* ''Website/TheOnion'''s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKC21wDarBo Future News From the Year 2137]]. Wyoming nuked itself by popular referendum after gay marriage was legalized, there is one Palestinian and one Israeli left on Earth in the Gaza Scrap, and the United States is building a particle accelerator to create a black hole in the Earth to end everyone's suffering.
-->''Zesty Lewis'': Meanwhile, criticalism is piling up near the president, who was voted into office for a sixth time [[PresidentEvil primarily because he promised to kill us all]].
-->''President Performance H. Wilson'': YOU DON'T NEED A BUNCH OF EMPTY PROMISES! [[OmnicidalManiac YOU NEED TO DIE! DO YOU WANT TO DIE? I CAN'T HEAR YOU! DO YOU WANT TO DIE]]? (cheering)
-->''Lewis'': President's Wilsons approval ratings have gone down steadily since the delays, excepting a small rise when he personally murdered 7,000 people with a hatchet.
* TheNostalgiaCritic's review of TheRoom features one ruled by seahorses.
* Played with in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged''. The future where the Androids conquer the Earth is just as horrible as it was in canon, but [[KnightInSourArmor Future Gohan]] doesn't consider it to be the "bad" future. His friends were constantly dying all around him long before the Androids ever showed up, so to him, it's just "the future."
* In "10 EPIC BATTLES that Changed History FOREVER!" by WebVideo/MatthewSantoro, Matthew returns from the future only to be freaked out by the fact that the future was taken over by robots.
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* TabletopGame/NewVindicators has several of these. First, there's the future of Hikari's alternate dimension-where Apocatasis wins and rules most of the world. Then, there's the one where Jason Lamperouge has manipulated most of the heroes and villains in one way or another and culminates in the death of most of the Vindicators, Jason himself, and a few others dimension hopping and unable to get back. Lastly, there's the far future where Sol Invictus, an immortal Neo-Sapien, rules over an empire with his family, the Pantheon, as god kings. Humans are treated as second class citizens, and by the time Sol Invictus is eventually stopped, most of the heroes are dead as well.
* One of ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'' christmas episodes parodies A Christmas Carol by having the Ghosts of the Past, Present and Future Christmas show the Nerd his never ending cycle of getting tortured by bad games, beginning with his childhood. The last ghost (which turns out to be Dracula from Simon's Quests) shows the Nerd a ''bad future'' in which he continued to complain about games all the way up to the Wii, even starting to enjoy it.
* ''Website/TheOnion'''s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKC21wDarBo Future News From the Year 2137]]. Wyoming nuked itself by popular referendum after gay marriage was legalized, there is one Palestinian and one Israeli left on Earth in the Gaza Scrap, and the United States is building a particle accelerator to create a black hole in the Earth to end everyone's suffering.
-->''Zesty Lewis'': Meanwhile, criticalism is piling up near the president, who was voted into office for a sixth time [[PresidentEvil primarily because he promised to kill us all]].
-->''President Performance H. Wilson'': YOU DON'T NEED A BUNCH OF EMPTY PROMISES! [[OmnicidalManiac YOU NEED TO DIE! DO YOU WANT TO DIE? I CAN'T HEAR YOU! DO YOU WANT TO DIE]]? (cheering)
-->''Lewis'': President's Wilsons approval ratings have gone down steadily since the delays, excepting a small rise when he personally murdered 7,000 people with a hatchet.
* TheNostalgiaCritic's review of TheRoom features one ruled by seahorses.
* Played with in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged''. The future where the Androids conquer the Earth is just as horrible as it was in canon, but [[KnightInSourArmor Future Gohan]] doesn't consider it to be the "bad" future. His friends were constantly dying all around him long before the Androids ever showed up, so to him, it's just "the future."
* In "10 EPIC BATTLES that Changed History FOREVER!" by WebVideo/MatthewSantoro, Matthew returns from the future only to be freaked out by the fact that the future was taken over by robots.
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17th Jul '17 4:44:43 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': The WhamShot at the end of the pilot reveals that ten years down the line, the Flash will end up disappearing while fighting [[Comicbook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths a crisis that turns the skies red]]. [[spoiler: [[TheMentor Dr. Wells]] is either from this period, or somehow knows about it, and seems to be manipulating Barry to bring it about.]]

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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': The WhamShot at the end of the pilot reveals that ten years down the line, the Flash will end up disappearing while fighting [[Comicbook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths a crisis that turns the skies red]]. [[spoiler: [[TheMentor Dr. Wells]] is either from this period, or somehow knows about it, and seems to be manipulating Barry to bring it about.]]]] In Season 3, Barry travels to his own future and discovers that [[spoiler:in grief over Iris's death, his future self has quit being a hero, allowing meta-criminals to take the streets, Cisco has lost his hands (and powers) in a fight with Killer Frost (who is permanently evil), and Barry and Joe haven't spoken in years. Barry inspires his future self to try to rebuild Team Flash and go back to heroing, although it's all moot, as he manages to avert this future, when HR makes a HeroicSacrifice to save Iris, and Savitar is erased from the timeline]].
17th Jul '17 4:40:45 AM ChronoLegion
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** Season Two is all about the team preventing abberations in the timestream caused by rogue time travellers, the consequences of which will usually result in a Bad Future. For example, in [[Recap/LegendsOfTomorrowS2E4Abominations "Abominations"]] an abberation will cause the South to win the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar, and in [[Recap/LegendsOfTomorrowS2E6OutlawCountry "Outlaw Country"]], one will cause a future where outlaw Quentin Turnball will use [[{{Unobtanium}} dwarf star alloy]] to take over all of the United States west of the Rockies.

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** Season Two is all about the team preventing abberations in the timestream caused by rogue time travellers, the consequences of which will usually result in a Bad Future. For example, in [[Recap/LegendsOfTomorrowS2E4Abominations "Abominations"]] an abberation will cause the South to win the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar, and in [[Recap/LegendsOfTomorrowS2E6OutlawCountry "Outlaw Country"]], one will cause a future where outlaw Quentin Turnball Turnbull will use [[{{Unobtanium}} dwarf star alloy]] to take over all of the United States west of the Rockies.Rockies. In "Doomworld", the Legion of Doom uses the Spear of Destiny to create a world, where Team Flash and Team Arrow are dead, the Legends have been given menial jobs or serve the bad guys, Darhk is the mayor of Star City, ruthlessly eliminating any opposition (and has his powers back), Thawne runs S.T.A.R. Labs and is hailed as the world's greatest scientist, Merlyn has his family and hand back, and [[spoiler:Snart and Rory can rob any bank in Central City with impunity (Snart owns them all anyway)]].
17th Jul '17 4:30:50 AM ChronoLegion
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** Dylan Hunt finds himself brought to a BadFuture via TimeDilation, and since traveling back in time is not an option, he tasks himself with single-handedly restoring TheFederation.

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** Dylan Hunt finds himself brought to a BadFuture via TimeDilation, and since traveling back in time is not an option, option (well, it does happen twice, but both times he realizes that YouCannotChangeTheFuture), he tasks himself with single-handedly restoring TheFederation.
12th Jul '17 8:54:14 PM LinTaylor
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** However, later story arcs show that this isn't all PlayedForLaughs: [[spoiler:The spaceships are there because Nagisa Aizawa's home planet invaded Earth after being unable to peacefully coexist with humanity; Nagisa blames herself for being unable to mediate between the two worlds. Even later it's revealed that the reason nobody from the future talks about Youko is because her [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire vampiric powers]] went out of control just before graduation and she ran away, never to be seen again. Thus, both Future Nagisa and Rin begin working with Asahi to avert this disaster.]]
3rd Jul '17 5:17:36 AM WKennedy334
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** In the same TOH short, one of the futures Homer visits is actually good where he is rich, Bart and Lisa are well behaved, and Patty and Selma are dead. However, doughnuts apparently do not exist in this timeline, making Homer start over again. As soon as he leaves, doughnuts start falling from the sky and one of the Simpsons comments "its raining".

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** *** In the same TOH short, one of the futures Homer visits is actually good where he is rich, Bart and Lisa are well behaved, and Patty and Selma are dead. However, doughnuts apparently do not exist in this timeline, making Homer start over again. As soon as he leaves, doughnuts start falling from the sky and one of the Simpsons comments "its raining".
2nd Jul '17 6:43:51 PM Willbyr
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* The future of the ''Anime/MazingerZ'' universe is shown being bleak in ''ShinMazingerZero''. The premise of that spin-off is the world and the entire mankind have been burnt to ashes [[spoiler:by a Mazinger-Z turned EldritchAbomination]] in the future, and RobotGirl Minerva-X sends ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Kouji Kabuto]]'' back in time to save everybody. However they are locked into a GroundhogPeggySue loop since Kouji has failed every time so far, and Minerva keeps sending him back because she can trust no one else. They have repeated the same cycle almost three thousand times when the series starts, so it seems not matter what Kouji does, the world is doomed.

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* The future of the ''Anime/MazingerZ'' universe is shown being bleak in ''ShinMazingerZero''.''Manga/ShinMazingerZero''. The premise of that spin-off is the world and the entire mankind have been burnt to ashes [[spoiler:by a Mazinger-Z turned EldritchAbomination]] in the future, and RobotGirl Minerva-X sends ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Kouji Kabuto]]'' back in time to save everybody. However they are locked into a GroundhogPeggySue loop since Kouji has failed every time so far, and Minerva keeps sending him back because she can trust no one else. They have repeated the same cycle almost three thousand times when the series starts, so it seems not matter what Kouji does, the world is doomed.
17th Jun '17 11:18:47 PM Onlythrice
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* In the first tutorial for ''VideoGame/FusionFall'', the player is accidentally sent to one of these by an error in [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dexter's]] time machine caused by Dee Dee, and discovers that Planet Fuse [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt has almost completely destroyed Earth]] which leads to them returning to the past to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong.
13th Jun '17 9:13:25 AM superkeijikun
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** In ''VideoGame/SonicForces'', the trailer shows a ravaged cityscape as [[TheBadGuyWins Eggman's]] giant mechs are destroying Sonic's world.

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** In ''VideoGame/SonicForces'', the trailer shows a ravaged cityscape as [[TheBadGuyWins Eggman's]] giant mechs are destroying Sonic's world. This is a result of Eggman transplanting Classic Sonic in the future, allowing him to conquer the world in the past without any opposition.
29th May '17 10:51:18 AM Daedalis
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* ''ComicBook/{{Revival}}'' uses the rare inversion. Em uses her telepathy to give Patricia a vision of how their future would be if they both survive. Patricia gets to experience the good future even though it will never happen.
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