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28th Feb '18 12:50:43 AM Scooter007
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* ''Film/LostContinent''
* ''The Incredible Petrified World''

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* ''Film/LostContinent''
''Film/LostContinent'': At the end, the island which serves as the film's primary setting just explodes like Krakatoa; there are hints that underground volcanic pressures are responsible.
* ''The Incredible Petrified World''World'': The cast, seeking an underground refuge from a potential nuclear holocaust, find an entire ecosphere deep within the earth... which quickly caves in for no apparent reason.



* ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'' - Dr. Elsa Schneider tries to take the holy grail past "The Great Seal," which causes the entire temple to fall apart with a local earthquake. This sets up a TakeMyHand moment where she tries to reach for the grail while hanging onto Indiana. She can't quite touch it and experiences a DeathByMaterialism. Indiana nearly does the same but decides to let it go.

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* ''Franchise/IndianaJones'':
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''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'' - Dr. Elsa Schneider tries to take the holy grail past "The Great Seal," which causes the entire temple to fall apart with a local earthquake. This sets up a TakeMyHand moment where she tries to reach for the grail while hanging onto Indiana. She can't quite touch it and experiences a DeathByMaterialism. Indiana nearly does the same but decides to let it go.



* In ''Film/KingKong2005'', this is Skull Island's ultimate fate. Note, however, that this factoid was revealed only [[ExpandedUniverse on the official promotional website]], not in the film itself.

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* ''Film/KingKong'':
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In ''Film/KingKong2005'', this is Skull Island's ultimate fate. Note, however, that this factoid was revealed only [[ExpandedUniverse on the official promotional website]], not in the film itself.




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* ''Film/HerculesAndTheCaptiveWomen'': Hercules destroys the Evil Queen's Magical Cave Of Doom... which takes all of {{Atlantis}} with it.
* ''Film/UnderseaKingdom'': Atlantis, an underwater city, is flooded and destroyed [[note]]again![[/note]] when the villain punches an escape vent through the city's protective shell.
13th Feb '18 2:18:53 PM Specialist290
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* The first book of the ''Literature/CambridgeLatinCourse'' is set in Pompeii. In the year 79 CE. That the last chapter is a CataclysmClimax [[YouShouldKnowThisAlready should surprise no one]].

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* The first book of the ''Literature/CambridgeLatinCourse'' is set in Pompeii. In the year 79 CE. That the last chapter is a CataclysmClimax Cataclysm Climax [[YouShouldKnowThisAlready should surprise no one]].
19th Oct '16 11:30:34 PM Galacton
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An Ending Trope common to {{B Movie}}s of the '50s and '60s, especially those involving a LostWorld, in which an earthquake, volcano, avalanche or some similar (usually natural) disaster destroys the LostWorld. This can be [[ChekhovsGun hinted at in advance]], but as often as not it appears out of the blue to threaten the main characters and necessitate a hasty departure. Also note that the disaster always manages to hold off just long enough for the characters to actually discover the LostWorld and explore for a bit, then literally yanks the ground out from under them.

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An Ending Trope common to {{B Movie}}s of the '50s and '60s, especially those involving a LostWorld, in which an earthquake, volcano, avalanche or some similar (usually natural) disaster destroys the LostWorld. This can be [[ChekhovsGun hinted at in advance]], but as often as not it appears out of the blue to threaten the main characters and necessitate a hasty departure. Also note that For some reason, the disaster always manages to hold off just long enough for the characters to actually discover the LostWorld and explore for a bit, then literally yanks the ground out from under them.
7th Aug '15 10:21:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''LostContinent''

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* ''LostContinent''''Film/LostContinent''



* The 2008 version of ''JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'' ends with the area of plant life being burnt to a crisp. It seems that it's cyclical in nature and it may be possible to go back in another 50 years; but with all the magma the flooded the area its hard to imagine how.

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* The 2008 version of ''JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'' ''Film/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'' ends with the area of plant life being burnt to a crisp. It seems that it's cyclical in nature and it may be possible to go back in another 50 years; but with all the magma the flooded the area its hard to imagine how.
31st Jul '15 10:32:46 PM phoenix
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* ''TheMysteriousIsland'' ends with Lincoln Island being destroyed by a volcanic eruption.

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* ''TheMysteriousIsland'' ''Literature/TheMysteriousIsland'' ends with Lincoln Island being destroyed by a volcanic eruption.
8th May '15 1:09:46 AM erforce
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** This idea was taken from the climax of ''SonOfKong'', the mostly forgotten sequel to the original ''Film/KingKong1933''.

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** This idea was taken from the climax of ''SonOfKong'', ''Film/TheSonOfKong'', the mostly forgotten sequel to the original ''Film/KingKong1933''.
5th May '15 2:02:57 AM erforce
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* In the recent [[TheRemake remake]] of ''Film/KingKong'', this is Skull Island's ultimate fate. Note, however, that this factoid was revealed only [[ExpandedUniverse on the official promotional website]], not in the film itself.
** This idea was taken from the climax of ''TheSonOfKong'', the mostly forgotten sequel to the original version of KK.
* Rare example of a ''deliberately'' triggered cataclysm: ''ForbiddenPlanet'', via the planet's SelfDestructMechanism.
* Another deliberate disaster: the destruction of Metalluna in ''ThisIslandEarth''. Granted, that wasn't the end of the movie, per se, but it fits the trope in every other way.

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* In the recent [[TheRemake remake]] of ''Film/KingKong'', ''Film/KingKong2005'', this is Skull Island's ultimate fate. Note, however, that this factoid was revealed only [[ExpandedUniverse on the official promotional website]], not in the film itself.
** This idea was taken from the climax of ''TheSonOfKong'', ''SonOfKong'', the mostly forgotten sequel to the original version of KK.
''Film/KingKong1933''.
* Rare example of a ''deliberately'' triggered cataclysm: ''ForbiddenPlanet'', ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'', via the planet's SelfDestructMechanism.
* Another deliberate disaster: the destruction of Metalluna in ''ThisIslandEarth''.''Film/ThisIslandEarth''. Granted, that wasn't the end of the movie, per se, but it fits the trope in every other way.
9th Apr '15 6:58:25 PM jormis29
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* The ending of ''{{Uncharted}} 2: Among Thieves'' sees the destruction of the [[spoiler:Lost City of Shambhala thanks to Nate blowing up the Tree of Life in the final boss battle against Lazarevic]].
** Done again in Uncharted 3 [[spoiler:When Ubar is swallowed by the sand due to the central pillar being destroyed]].
*** [[spoiler: With ''THREE GODDAMNED BULLETS!'']]

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* The ending of ''{{Uncharted}} 2: Among Thieves'' ''VideoGame/Uncharted2AmongThieves'' sees the destruction of the [[spoiler:Lost City of Shambhala thanks to Nate blowing up the Tree of Life in the final boss battle against Lazarevic]].
** Done again in Uncharted 3 ''VideoGame/Uncharted3DrakesDeception'' [[spoiler:When Ubar is swallowed by the sand due to the central pillar being destroyed]].
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destroyed]]. [[spoiler: With ''THREE GODDAMNED BULLETS!'']]
23rd Jan '15 5:02:42 PM Mullon
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* In ''[[{{Myst}} Riven: The Sequel to Myst]]'', [[spoiler:you cause this yourself. Deliberately, under orders from Atrus.]]

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* In ''[[{{Myst}} Riven: The Sequel to Myst]]'', ''VideoGame/RivenTheSequelToMyst'', [[spoiler:you cause this yourself. Deliberately, under orders from Atrus.]]
31st Dec '14 10:14:47 AM TheUnsquished
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* The [[TheAdventuresOfTintin Tintin]] story ''Flight 714'' ends like this, in true B-Movie fashion.

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* The [[TheAdventuresOfTintin Tintin]] ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'' [[Recap/TintinFlight714 story ''Flight 714'' "Flight 714"]] ends like this, in true B-Movie fashion.
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