History Main / CometOfDoom

17th Jan '18 6:58:12 PM foxley
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E3SilverNemesis Silver Nemesis]]'' there is a comet with a period of 25 years that, according to the Doctor, really does bring misfortune: it's actually an alien superweapon that somehow (ahem) wound up in a solar orbit. He cites the the two World Wars and the assassination of JFK as the results of the last three times it came near Earth.

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** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E4TheVisitation The Visitation]]", the Terilepils' ship is mistaken for a comet and taken as a harbinger of doom by the locals.
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In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E3SilverNemesis Silver Nemesis]]'' there is a comet with a period of 25 years that, according to the Doctor, really does bring misfortune: it's actually an alien superweapon that somehow (ahem) wound up in a solar orbit. He cites the the two World Wars and the assassination of JFK as the results of the last three times it came near Earth.
9th Jan '18 1:47:16 PM LordGro
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* Halley's Comet is famously depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry: After scenes that depict Harold Godwinsson being elected and then holding court as king of England, there is a group of people who are excited about a comet (as the caption says, "these people are amazed at the star"). The next scene, which shows Harold receiving a messenger, may represent Harold being told about the comet. In the context of the tapestry, this is an omen of the defeat of the English and the death of Harold in the Battle of Hastings. Halley's Comet was visible in March of 1066; Harold had been crowned in January.

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* Halley's Comet is famously depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry: After scenes that depict Harold Godwinsson being elected and then holding court as king of England, there is a group of people who are excited about a comet (as the caption says, "these people are amazed at the star"). The next scene, which shows Harold receiving a messenger, may represent Harold being told about the comet. In the context of the tapestry, this is an omen of the defeat of the English and the death of Harold in the Battle of Hastings. Halley's Comet was visible in March April of 1066; Harold had been crowned in January.
9th Jan '18 1:42:26 PM LordGro
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* Halley's Comet is famously depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry: After scenes that depict Harold Godwinsson being elected and then holding court as king of England, there is a group of people who are excited about a comet (as the caption says, "these people are amazed at the star"). The next panel, which shows Harold receiving a messenger, may represent Harold being told about the comet. In the context of the tapestry, this is an omen of the defeat of the English and the death of King Harold in the Battle of Hastings. Halley's Comet was visible in March of 1066; Harold had been crowned in January.

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* Halley's Comet is famously depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry: After scenes that depict Harold Godwinsson being elected and then holding court as king of England, there is a group of people who are excited about a comet (as the caption says, "these people are amazed at the star"). The next panel, scene, which shows Harold receiving a messenger, may represent Harold being told about the comet. In the context of the tapestry, this is an omen of the defeat of the English and the death of King Harold in the Battle of Hastings. Halley's Comet was visible in March of 1066; Harold had been crowned in January.
9th Jan '18 1:40:43 PM LordGro
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* Months prior to the Battle of Hastings in 1066, Halley's Comet appeared in the sky. The Bayeax Tapestry records not only the appearance of the comet over the battle, but King Harold II of England being informed of the appearance of this ill-omen.

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* Months prior to the Battle of Hastings in 1066, Halley's Comet appeared in the sky. The Bayeax Bayeux Tapestry records not only the appearance of the comet over the battle, comet, but King Harold II of England being informed of the appearance of this ill-omen.
9th Jan '18 1:39:05 PM LordGro
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* Halley's Comet is famously depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry: After scenes that depict Harold Godwinsson being elected and then holding court as king of England, there is a group of people who are excited about a comet (as the caption says, "these people are amazed at the star"). The next panel, which shows Harold receiving a messenger, may represent Harold being told about the comet. In the context of the tapestry, this is an omen of the defeat of the English and the death of King Harold in the Battle of Hastings. Halley's Comet was visible in March of 1066; Harold had been crowned in January.
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18th Nov '17 5:37:24 AM Sark0TAG
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* The third ''Killer Escape'' game reveals that a dwarf star called "Nemesis" carrying tons of debris from the Oort cloud will strike the Earth as it passes through the solar system. Bonus content from the ''Icescape'' series also foreshadows this.
10th Nov '17 8:41:40 PM Averagemoe
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* Videogame/Wizard101 [[IncrediblyLamePun drove this thing into the ground]], by releasing some content in [[MayanDoomsday late 2012]] where a comet is threatening to destroy a {{Mayincatec}} FantasyCounterpartCulture, populated by [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs Dinosaur]] PettingZooPeople.
6th Oct '17 11:12:20 AM Abodos
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* ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' is all about this. The first two games are about saving the planet after the comet lands and starts mutating everything / creating an interdimensional rift. The third game has 5: One in the intro sequence that you need to activate an Anti-air cannon in time, three more that already landed and you're trying to fix, and the final one is inside the GeniusLoci planet that makes these to spread its influence.

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* The ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy'' is all about this. ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' is all about this. The first two games and ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'' are about saving the planet after the comet lands and starts mutating everything / creating an interdimensional rift. The third game ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'' has 5: One in the intro sequence that requires you need to activate an Anti-air cannon in time, three more that already landed and you're trying to fix, and the final one is inside the GeniusLoci planet that makes these to spread its influence.
7th Sep '17 4:04:38 PM Sark0TAG
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* In ''VideoGame/{{SOMA}}'', the comet Telos completely scorched the Earth's surface on impact, leaving only the crew of the Pathos-II UnderwaterBase alive. [[spoiler: This prompted some of them to begin work on a machine called the ARK, that could hold a virtual world for human [[BrainUploading brain scans]] to inhabit.]] By the time you arrive, a year already passed since the comet's impact, and things have taken a [[LateToTheTragedy far greater turn for the worse]].
23rd Aug '17 11:36:06 PM troodos
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* A red comet appears in the sky early in Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' series, marking the deaths of both King Robert Baratheon and the murder of Ned Stark. Unusually, the characters aren't universally filled with dread; several of them decide the comet shows divine favour for their side (Daenerys thinks it's a sign that will lead her khalasar to safety; the Lannisters believe it is a sign of good fortune for their family and especially Joffrey; etc.) At the end of ''A Feast for Crows'' it seems to be confirmed that [[spoiler:it's a part of the prophecy of the Prince Who Was Promised]].

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* A red comet appears in the sky early in Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' series, marking the deaths of both King Robert Baratheon and the murder of Ned Stark. Unusually, the characters aren't universally filled with dread; several of them decide the comet shows divine favour for their side (Daenerys thinks it's a sign that will lead her khalasar to safety; the Lannisters believe it is a sign of good fortune for their family and especially Joffrey; etc.) At the end of ''A Feast for Crows'' it seems to be confirmed that [[spoiler:it's a part of the prophecy of the Prince Who Was Promised]].Promised]], though in ''The Winds of Winter'', Euron Greyjoy claims that it is a sign of the end times. Unlike most cases, however, [[OmnicidalManiac he seems perfectly happy with this.]]
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