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23rd Dec '16 3:38:33 AM HeSupplanted
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' gives us Second Impact. By the time the story starts, humanity is just starting to return to normal.

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' gives us Second Impact.Impact, a disaster which destroyed Antarctica, caused worldwide flooding and wars, and ended up killing off half of mankind. It's attributed to a meteorite hitting Antarctica, but it was actually caused by [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Seele]] experimenting with and waking [[EldritchAbomination Adam]], who lay dormant there. By the time the story starts, humanity is just starting to return to normal.
2nd Dec '16 8:40:32 PM jake38
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* The defilement of the Golden City by Tevinter Magisters in the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' series, which gave rise to the [[GreatOffscreenWar First was Blight]] and placed the future generations into constant danger of a Darkspawn invasion. [[spoiler: At least, so the Chantry would have us believe. ''Some'' calamity instigated the Darkspawn, but the truth has been [[RiddleForTheAges lost to time]].]]

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* The defilement of the Golden City by Tevinter Magisters in the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' series, which gave rise to the [[GreatOffscreenWar First was Blight]] and placed the future generations into constant danger of a Darkspawn invasion. [[spoiler: At least, so the Chantry would have us believe. ''Some'' calamity instigated the Darkspawn, but the truth has been [[RiddleForTheAges lost to time]].]]



* The ''VideoGame/KisekiSeries''. An event known as the "Great Collapse" took place 1,200 years ago, wiping out ancient Zemurian Civilization and leaving a lot of highly advanced technology behind. This LostTechnology is the main reason why the "Orbal Revolution" happened, advancing the technology from a [[TheMiddleAges Medieval]] to {{Steampunk}} level.

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* The ''VideoGame/KisekiSeries''. An In the ''VideoGame/KisekiSeries'', an event known as the "Great Collapse" took place 1,200 years ago, wiping out the ancient Zemurian Civilization and leaving a lot of highly advanced technology behind. This LostTechnology is the main reason why the "Orbal Revolution" happened, advancing the technology from a [[TheMiddleAges Medieval]] to {{Steampunk}} level.
1st Dec '16 9:42:21 AM jake38
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* The defilement of the Golden City by Tevinter Magisters in the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' series, which gave rise to the [[GreatOffscreenWar First Blight]] and placed the future generations into constant danger of a Darkspawn invasion. [[spoiler: At least, so the Chantry would have us believe. ''Some'' calamity instigated the Darkspawn, but the truth has been [[RiddleForTheAges lost to time]].]]

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* The defilement of the Golden City by Tevinter Magisters in the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' series, which gave rise to the [[GreatOffscreenWar First was Blight]] and placed the future generations into constant danger of a Darkspawn invasion. [[spoiler: At least, so the Chantry would have us believe. ''Some'' calamity instigated the Darkspawn, but the truth has been [[RiddleForTheAges lost to time]].]]



* The ''VideoGame/KisekiSeries''. An event known as the "Great Collapse" took place 1,200 years ago, wiping out ancient Zemurian Civilization and leaving a lot of highly advanced technology behind. This LostTechnology is the main reason why the "Orbal Revolution" happened, advancing the technology from a [[TheMiddleAges Medieval]] to {{Steampunk}}.

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* The ''VideoGame/KisekiSeries''. An event known as the "Great Collapse" took place 1,200 years ago, wiping out ancient Zemurian Civilization and leaving a lot of highly advanced technology behind. This LostTechnology is the main reason why the "Orbal Revolution" happened, advancing the technology from a [[TheMiddleAges Medieval]] to {{Steampunk}}.{{Steampunk}} level.
1st Dec '16 9:34:03 AM jake38
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* In the ''VideoGame/KisekiSeries'', the Zumerian Civilization collapsed 1,200 years ago and left a lot of highly advanced (think robotic engineering and computer AI) became LostTechnology that's occasionally unearthed in the modern day (which is the equivalent of the mid 20th Century.

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* In The ''VideoGame/KisekiSeries''. An event known as the ''VideoGame/KisekiSeries'', the Zumerian "Great Collapse" took place 1,200 years ago, wiping out ancient Zemurian Civilization collapsed 1,200 years ago and left leaving a lot of highly advanced (think robotic engineering and computer AI) became technology behind. This LostTechnology that's occasionally unearthed in the modern day (which is the equivalent of main reason why the mid 20th Century."Orbal Revolution" happened, advancing the technology from a [[TheMiddleAges Medieval]] to {{Steampunk}}.
26th Nov '16 1:52:01 PM jake38
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* ''VideoGame/MarsWarLogs'' and its sequel ''The Technomancer'' both take place on Mars 70 years after its colonies were cut off from Earth in an event known as "The Turmoil." The Turmoil also made the Martian Atmosphere incapable of filtering out solar radiation.
26th Oct '16 7:36:44 AM Dravencour
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* ''Literature/DemonCityShinjuku''. Levih Rah kills his opponent Genichirou and causes an earthquake, devastating the Shinjuku area of Tokyo and leaving it a demon-haunted ruin. Ten years later Genichirou's son must enter Shinjuku and stop Levih Rah from performing a ritual that will allow the demons to conquer the rest of Tokyo and the Earth.

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* ''Literature/DemonCityShinjuku''. Levih Rah kills his opponent Genichirou and causes an earthquake, devastating the Shinjuku area of Tokyo and leaving it a demon-haunted ruin. Ten years later Genichirou's son son, Kyouya Izayoi, must enter Shinjuku and stop Levih Rah from performing a ritual that will allow the demons to conquer the rest of Tokyo and the Earth.
26th Oct '16 7:35:44 AM Dravencour
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* ''Literature/DemonCityShinjuku''. Rebi Ra kills his opponent Genichirou and causes an earthquake, devastating the Shinjuku area of Tokyo and leaving it a demon-haunted ruin. Ten years later Genichirou's son must enter Shinjuku and stop Rebi Ra from performing a ritual that will allow demons to conquer the Earth.

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* ''Literature/DemonCityShinjuku''. Rebi Ra Levih Rah kills his opponent Genichirou and causes an earthquake, devastating the Shinjuku area of Tokyo and leaving it a demon-haunted ruin. Ten years later Genichirou's son must enter Shinjuku and stop Rebi Ra Levih Rah from performing a ritual that will allow the demons to conquer the rest of Tokyo and the Earth.
26th Oct '16 7:02:58 AM Dravencour
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* Western civilization had a handful of these, but none have been more prominent than the fall of the Roman Empire in 476 A.D., widely considered the end of the Ancient World.


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* Western civilization had a handful of these, but none have been more prominent than the fall of the Roman Empire in 476 A.D., widely considered the end of the Ancient World.
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26th Oct '16 7:02:12 AM Dravencour
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* Western civilization had a handful of these, but none have been more prominent than the fall of the Roman Empire in 476 A.D., widely considered the end of the Ancient World.
26th Oct '16 6:58:05 AM Dravencour
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Often used in fantasy works, Cataclysm Backstory is a trope that can easily set up the events of a story, or possibly the entire setting itself. It's very common in dystopia works and often used in stories that take place AfterTheEnd. Cataclysm Backstory can be used in many different ways. It can sometimes provide a touch of mystery to any work, only being mentioned every now and then and possibly kept unexplained until much later in the story [[PlotHole (if it's ever explained at all)]]. If done well, the Cataclysm Backstory in question will be deeply tied in with the events of the plot and explained in detail. If done poorly, it will be used as an easy way of filling any given PlotHole (i.e. Where did that HumongousMecha come from? It was revealed during the Cataclysm). It can also explain bits of technology more advanced than the general cultural level of the society depicted; whatever it was, it was something the survived the Cataclysm.

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Often used in fantasy {{Fantasy}} works, a Cataclysm Backstory is a trope that can easily set up the events of a story, or possibly the entire setting itself. It's very common in dystopia works and often used in stories that take place AfterTheEnd. Cataclysm Backstory can be used in many different ways. It can sometimes provide a touch of mystery to any work, only being mentioned every now and then and possibly kept unexplained until much later in the story [[PlotHole (if it's ever explained at all)]]. If done well, the Cataclysm Backstory in question will be deeply tied in with the events of the plot and explained in detail. If done poorly, it will be used as an easy way of filling any given PlotHole (i.e. Where did that HumongousMecha come from? It was revealed during the Cataclysm). It can also explain bits of technology more advanced than the general cultural level of the society depicted; whatever it was, it was something the survived the Cataclysm.
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