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13th Jan '17 2:05:47 PM salasay
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* Music/BlueOysterCult is the TropeNamer.
24th Sep '16 3:12:42 PM BunnyStar
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It's not hard to spot this guy (or gal) in an AfterTheEnd setting: he's the one dancing merrily on the grave of civilization. What his particular beef was with society may vary, but in all cases he's overjoyed to have seen it bite the dust. He's not typically the [[OmnicidalManiac one responsible for]] [[EarthShatteringKaboom the big boom]], though he might shake the hand of whoever is given the opportunity. Could possibly be considered a slightly less insane version of PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery.

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It's not hard to spot this guy (or gal) girl) in an AfterTheEnd setting: he's the one dancing merrily on the grave of civilization. What his particular beef was with society may vary, but in all cases he's overjoyed to have seen it bite the dust. He's not typically the [[OmnicidalManiac one responsible for]] [[EarthShatteringKaboom the big boom]], though he might shake the hand of whoever is given the opportunity. Could possibly be considered a slightly less insane version of PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery.
21st Sep '16 3:18:21 PM Morgenthaler
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* Henry Bemis (Burgess Meredith) in ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode 'Time Enough At Last'. [[CruelTwistEnding But then...]]

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* Henry Bemis (Burgess Meredith) in ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode 'Time "Time Enough At Last'.Last". [[CruelTwistEnding But then...]]
16th Jan '16 10:39:59 PM nombretomado
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* One ''TheFarSide'' strip shows a two guys in a boat fishing, with [[UsefulNotes/NuclearWeapons mushroom clouds]] rising in the background. One tells the other: "I'll tell you what this means -- no size restrictions and ''screw'' the limit!"

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* One ''TheFarSide'' ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' strip shows a two guys in a boat fishing, with [[UsefulNotes/NuclearWeapons mushroom clouds]] rising in the background. One tells the other: "I'll tell you what this means -- no size restrictions and ''screw'' the limit!"
15th Jan '16 9:13:29 PM nombretomado
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* Harold Lauder in Creator/StephenKing's ''TheStand''. At least he was in the beginning of the book...

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\n* Harold Lauder in Creator/StephenKing's ''TheStand''.''Literature/TheStand''. At least he was in the beginning of the book...









30th Sep '15 10:17:30 AM jeez
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* [[TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]] during a [[HalloweenEpisode Treehouse of Horror episode]] when he happened to be in a bomb shelter when the rest of the world was destroyed by [[EarthShatteringKaboom nuclear bombs]]. One of the first things he did was go to the church, where he danced in his underwear.

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* [[TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]] during a [[HalloweenEpisode Treehouse of Horror episode]] when he happened to be in a bomb shelter when the rest of the world Springfield was destroyed by [[EarthShatteringKaboom nuclear bombs]]. One of the first things he did was go to the church, where he danced in his underwear.
5th May '15 6:29:08 PM WillKeaton
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* The lyrics of Music/MiracleOfSound's FilkSong for ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77X_BzrIL-U Higher Tonight!]], allude to this.

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* The lyrics of Music/MiracleOfSound's FilkSong for ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77X_BzrIL-U Higher Tonight!]], Tonight!]] allude to this.
13th Apr '15 11:08:13 AM nombretomado
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* The player themselves in the ''DeadRising'' franchise which encourages you to play dress-up and revel in amusing deaths of zombies. Several "psychos" also fit the bill.

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* The player themselves in the ''DeadRising'' ''VideoGame/DeadRising'' franchise which encourages you to play dress-up and revel in amusing deaths of zombies. Several "psychos" also fit the bill.
6th Mar '15 2:48:20 PM Materioptikon
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* In the Chaos ending of ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'', [[spoiler:Flynn and Lucifer stare at the burning Eastern Kingdom of Mikado; with the Archangels dead and the rest rendered ineffectual, God's attempt to seal Tokyo has failed and demons and survivors will flock out of their cage into the restored world, resulting in a savage world where only the strongest will survive]]. Given Flynn's status as a HeroicMime, it's a bit hard to see whether he considers the situation this trope or WhileRomeBurns.

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* In the Chaos ending of ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'', [[spoiler:Flynn and Lucifer stare at the burning Eastern Kingdom of Mikado; with the Archangels dead and the rest of the Law faction rendered ineffectual, God's attempt to seal Tokyo has failed and demons and survivors will flock out of their cage into the restored world, resulting in a savage world where only the strongest will survive]]. Given Flynn's status as a HeroicMime, it's a bit hard to see whether he considers the situation this trope or WhileRomeBurns.
6th Mar '15 2:35:58 PM Materioptikon
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* In the Chaos ending of ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'', [[spoiler:Flynn and Lucifer stare at the burning Eastern Kingdom of Mikado; with the Archangels dead and the rest rendered ineffectual, God's attempt to seal Tokyo has failed and demons and survivors will flock out of their cage into the restored world, resulting in a savage world where only the strongest will survive]]. Given Flynn's status as a HeroicMime, it's a bit hard to see whether he considers the situation this trope or WhileRomeBurns.
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