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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.]]
30th Jun '17 7:14:33 PM Dravencour
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* One of these kicks off ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', falling on Tristram Cathedral and blasting Deckard Cain into its depths. The fallen star is mentioned as the first sign in the Prophecy of the End Days that the end has begun, and turns out to be [[spoiler:the archangel Tyrael, having fallen from Heaven because he's sick of being constrained by his angelic brethren from helping humanity against demonkind]].

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* One of these kicks off ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', falling on Tristram Cathedral and blasting Deckard Cain into its depths.depths, in addition to making the dead rise in its wake. The fallen star is mentioned as the first sign in the Prophecy of the End Days that the end has begun, and turns out to be [[spoiler:the archangel Tyrael, having fallen from Heaven because he's sick of being constrained by his angelic brethren from helping humanity against demonkind]].
30th Jun '17 7:12:29 PM Dravencour
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* One of these kicks off ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', falling on Tristram Cathedral and blasting Deckard Cain into its depths. The fallen star is mentioned as the first sign in the Prophecy of the End Days that the end has begun, and turns out to be [[spoiler:the archangel Tyrael, having fallen from Heaven because he's sick of being constrained by his angelic brethren from helping humanity against demonkind]].
27th Apr '17 10:30:23 PM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'':
** In the episode "Let's Play the Quest for the Wholly Gruel", [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom Stumpy unknowingly launches a comet onto the planet using a magical artifact.]] It's stopped just before it hits.
** In Episode 77, Kaeloo launches a comet onto the planet. [[spoiler: This time, the planet actually does get destroyed, but everyone survives ([[ResetButton and the planet is fine by the next episode]]).]]
16th Apr '17 5:10:14 AM Geoduck
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* In Tove Jansson's ''[[Literature/TheMoomins Comet in Moominland]]'', the eponymous object comes very close to earth, causing quite a bit of upheaval, but in the end just misses the planet and goes zooming back into space.
31st Mar '17 7:57:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* A random event in ''EuropaUniversalis'' involves a comet or meteor appearing and the superstitious peasants being concerned enough that your country loses stability. Players complained that the event only had one option, so in each major update the devs added a new option...which also reduced stability. ''[[VideoGame/VictoriaAnEmpireUnderTheSun Victoria 2]]'' also has a Comet Sighted event, but because it's set in [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions more enlightened times]] the comet gives you research points instead.

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* A random event in ''EuropaUniversalis'' ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis'' involves a comet or meteor appearing and the superstitious peasants being concerned enough that your country loses stability. Players complained that the event only had one option, so in each major update the devs added a new option...which also reduced stability. ''[[VideoGame/VictoriaAnEmpireUnderTheSun Victoria 2]]'' also has a Comet Sighted event, but because it's set in [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions more enlightened times]] the comet gives you research points instead.
26th Mar '17 2:36:23 AM Yozzy
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** In the case of Mordheim, the comet, like a few other astral bodies, is made [[GreenRocks warpstone]]. While the impact brought ruin to the city and caused the local government to collapse, the comet shattered into uncounted warpstone fragments, which poisoned the local populace and caused them to mutate hideously and turn insane. It also attracted all sorts of nasty types, as the warpstone is spiritually important to [[LegionsOfHell Chaos cults]], practical importance to outlaw mages, and both to the [[RatMen Skaven]]; and also mercenaries who know it's worth more than it's own weight in gold, and something Empire loyalists are working hard to contain.
3rd Mar '17 2:09:54 PM Xtifr
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* A comet was seen in the sky shortly after the death of Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar. Rather than being seen as a bad omen, the comet was believed to be proof that Julius Caesar had ascended to godhood after his murder.
** Of course, his great-nephew and adopted son Emperor UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}} was gaining power and certainly encouraged this story, meaning he could call himself son of a god.

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* A comet was seen in the sky shortly after the death of Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar. UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar. Rather than being seen as a bad omen, the comet was believed to be proof that Julius Caesar had ascended to godhood after his murder.
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murder. Of course, his great-nephew and adopted son Emperor UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}} was gaining power and certainly encouraged this story, meaning he could call himself son of a god.



* Tacitus mentions two comet sightings during the reign of the Emperor UsefulNotes/{{Nero}}. Nero was apparently so concerned about each of these two comet sightings (in the years 60 and 66 AD, respectively), thinking that they were omens foretelling the sudden end of his reign, that he had most of the Roman nobility massacred as a means to forstall assassination.
** Just as an interesting aside, the comet in 66 AD was Halley's Comet.

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* Tacitus mentions two comet sightings during the reign of the Emperor UsefulNotes/{{Nero}}. Nero was apparently so concerned about each of these two comet sightings (in the years 60 and 66 AD, respectively), thinking that they were omens foretelling the sudden end of his reign, that he had most of the Roman nobility massacred as a means to forstall assassination.
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assassination. (Just as an interesting aside, the comet in 66 AD was Halley's Comet.)
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