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11th Apr '17 4:00:00 PM DarkHunter
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* Hinted at in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', and, by extension, the rest of the ''[[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]]'' series to which it is a prequel. The cataclysm in question was invasion by demons, and before it, there was a civilization of sapient robots with technology to put modern Earth to shame. After it, the setting MedievalEuropeanFantasy with a bit of LostTechnology scattered here and there, [[MedievalStasis which then becomes the status quo for thousands of years]].

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Hinted at in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', and, by extension, the rest of the ''[[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]]'' series to which it is a prequel. The cataclysm in question was invasion by demons, and before it, there was a civilization of sapient robots with technology to put modern Earth to shame. After it, the setting MedievalEuropeanFantasy with a bit of LostTechnology scattered here and there, [[MedievalStasis which then becomes the status quo for thousands of years]].


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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' takes place 100 years after Calamity Ganon ravaged the land. The Hylians knew it was coming and tried their best to prepare for it, but the Calamity took over the mechanical army they'd unearthed and turned it against them. The Kingdom of Hyrule is all but a non-entity, with only a few scattered villages remaining. The only thing that stopped Ganon from wiping out ''everything'' was Princess Zelda sealing him in Hyrule Castle, which she continues to do until the game starts, but she can't keep it up forever...
24th Mar '17 3:28:49 AM Morgenthaler
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-->-- OpeningNarration, ''Film/{{Cyborg}}''

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-->-- OpeningNarration, ''Film/{{Cyborg}}''
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23rd Feb '17 9:44:33 PM jake38
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* ''Series/{{Revolution}}'': The premise of the story is that a worldwide blackout occurred and stays in effect for 15 years. As the first season goes on, more on the backstory is revealed. [[spoiler:The power was shut down by electricity absorbing nanites that were created by Rachel Matheson and Ben Matheson. Randall Flynn, representative of the Department of Defense, was happy to fund their project. From a secret location in Colorado known as the Tower, Randall activated the nanites in Afghanistan in response to his son's death. Unfortunately, the nanites got out of control and spread throughout the world and non just Afghanistan. Aaron Pittman is able to find out that the nanites did not go out of control by accident. It seems that someone deliberately programmed them to spread out of Afghanistan, but there is no way of knowing who could have done that and why.]]

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* ''Series/{{Revolution}}'': The premise of the story is that a worldwide blackout occurred and stays in effect for 15 years. As the first season goes on, more on the backstory is revealed. [[spoiler:The power was shut down by electricity absorbing nanites that were created by Rachel Matheson and Ben Matheson. Randall Flynn, representative of the Department of Defense, was happy to fund their project. From a secret location in Colorado known as the Tower, Randall activated the nanites in Afghanistan in response to his son's death. Unfortunately, the nanites got out of control and spread throughout the world and non just Afghanistan.world. Aaron Pittman is able to find out that the nanites did not go out of control by accident. It seems that someone deliberately programmed them to spread out of Afghanistan, but there is no way of knowing who could have done that and why.]]



* [[BigBlackout The Datacide]] in ''[[VideoGame/SteelBattalion Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor]]'', in which all of Earth's microprocessors were destroyed by a silicon eating microbe. Mankind managed to rebuild and is now on the technology level of the 1940s.

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* [[BigBlackout The Datacide]] in ''[[VideoGame/SteelBattalion Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor]]'', in during which all of Earth's microprocessors were destroyed by a silicon eating microbe. Mankind managed to rebuild and is now on the technology level of the 1940s.
23rd Feb '17 6:49:11 PM jake38
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* [[BigBlackout The Datacide]] in ''[[VideoGame/SteelBattalion Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor]]'', in which all of Earth's microprocessors were destroyed by a silicon eating microbe. Mankind managed to rebuild and is now on the technology level of the 1940s.
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.
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