History Main / DePopulationBomb

16th Nov '17 1:34:07 PM FoxBluereaver
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', it's mentioned that centuries ago there was [[ThePlague a plague equivalent to the real world's Black Death, that afflicted Kalos and the other European equivalent regions of the Pokémon world, killing about half the population. The narrative hints it had something to do with the Ultra Space.

to:

* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', it's mentioned that centuries ago there was [[ThePlague a plague equivalent to the real world's Black Death, Death]], that afflicted Kalos and the other European equivalent regions of the Pokémon world, killing about half the population. The narrative hints it had something to do with the Ultra Space.
16th Nov '17 1:33:01 PM FoxBluereaver
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', it's mentioned that centuries ago there was [[ThePlague a plague equivalent to the real world's Black Death, that afflicted Kalos and the other European equivalent regions of the Pokémon world, killing about half the population. The narrative hints it had something to do with the Ultra Space.
10th Nov '17 7:53:03 AM ACW
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*In ''Literature/IronManSteelTerror'', these are what ComicBook/{{Ultron}} plans to use to KillAllHumans; they are called {{Neutron Bomb}}s, but are in fact this.
9th Nov '17 8:39:54 AM angie710
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Anime/DeathNote'', the Kira killings. More specifically, the ones after Light started having Mikami act as his proxy. Mikami went more than a little crazy with his newfound power (which included [[{{Namedar}} the Shinigami Eyes]])...and even criminalized such ''horrible'' things as being lazy. Between that and all the Kira-related incidents up to that point, there were likely several ''[[AMillionIsAStatistic millions]]'', or even ''billions'' of people killed off worldwide. When [[spoiler: Mikami killed himself and Light's name was written down by Ryuk]], and all the Kiras (and most of the Kira Cult devotees) were gone, and the world was going (more-or-less) back to normal save for a few small remnants of the Kira Cult, it's likely that many countries were facing this issue.

to:

* In ''Anime/DeathNote'', the Kira killings. More specifically, the ones after Light started having Mikami act as his proxy. Mikami went more than a little crazy with his newfound power (which included [[{{Namedar}} the Shinigami Eyes]])...and even criminalized such ''horrible'' things as being lazy. Between that and all the Kira-related incidents up to that point, there were likely several ''[[AMillionIsAStatistic millions]]'', or even ''billions'' of people killed off worldwide. When [[spoiler: Mikami killed himself and Light's name was written down by Ryuk]], and all the Kiras (and most of the Kira Cult devotees) were gone, and the world was going (more-or-less) back to normal save for a few small remnants of the Kira Cult, it's likely that many countries were facing this issue. (Not helping matters is the fact that even ''before'' Kira got started, the ''Manga/DeathNote'' Universe seemed to have a male-female gender ratio that was ''extremely'' skewed towards males, which does not lend itself towards maintaining a stable population to begin with. This did not seem to change all that much after Kira...and Kira probably made it worse by killing off large numbers of reproductive-age women.)
26th Sep '17 12:41:09 PM intastiel
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations II'', the signature ability of the AbsoluteXenophobe Korath Clan is a "Spore ship" that depopulates and permanently toxifies a planet while leaving all its infrastructure intact. RealityEnsues when the conqueror then has to maintain all that infrastructure without any local workforce or tax base to offset the cost.
10th Sep '17 6:49:29 PM ZimFan89
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In S. M. Stirling's ''Shadowspawn'' series, the titular species of superhuman beings, who have been [[AncientConspiracy secretly controlling humanity for thousands of years]], have decided that the global population is growing too large to control, so needs to be curbed. The only problem for them is that they can't agree on how. The ruling elders want to use a string of [=EMPs=] to destroy all modern technology, and corral all remaining humans. A progressive movement of younger members, however, want to use a SyntheticPlague to merely kill enough to lower numbers, while they then come in with the antidote, letting them be welcomed as saviors and handed open control on a silver platter.
9th Sep '17 12:01:39 PM nighttrainfm
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', Super Buu's [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Human Extinction Attack]], which only leaves a handful of survivors on the surface of the Earth, mainly those skilled and/or lucky enough to dodge it.

to:

* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Super Buu's [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Human Extinction Attack]], which only leaves a handful of survivors on the surface of the Earth, mainly those skilled and/or lucky enough to dodge it.
20th Aug '17 5:04:50 PM DarkHunter
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The genophage returns in ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'', since the krogan that launched for Andromeda left before the cure may or may not have been administered in ''3''. Apparently, Clan Nakmor had a mutation that is (very slowly) rendering the genophage ineffective, and they've applied some kind of gene therapy during the 600 year stasis sleep to Andromeda to enhance it, as a result their birth rates have quadrupled (so, now 1/250 pregnancies is viable). If the trend continues, the Andromeda krogan could be cured of the genophage within a few thousand years.

to:

** The genophage returns in ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'', since the krogan that launched for Andromeda left before the cure may or may not have been administered in ''3''. Apparently, Clan Nakmor had a mutation that is (very slowly) rendering the genophage ineffective, and they've applied some kind of gene therapy during the 600 year stasis sleep to Andromeda to enhance it, as a result their birth rates have quadrupled (so, greatly multiplied (they now 1/250 pregnancies is viable).have a viability ratio of 1/25). If the trend continues, the Andromeda krogan could be cured of the genophage within a few thousand years.
9th Jul '17 1:12:11 AM DarthWalrus
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[folder:WebOriginal]]
* The ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' has the case of [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-1322 SCP 1322]], another world populated by HumanAliens that they found a portal to. Communications and cultural exchange went great until a viral outbreak killed millions of people on 1322's world. The Foundation offered to help and came up with a vaccine that, due to the alien biology of the other world's inhabitants, worked... [[NiceJobBreakingItHero and rendered everyone infertile.]] They hate our world now and have been trying to throw a Depopulation Bomb back at us.
[[/folder]]


Added DiffLines:

[[folder:WebOriginal]]
* The ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' has the case of [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-1322 SCP 1322]], another world populated by HumanAliens that they found a portal to. Communications and cultural exchange went great until a viral outbreak killed millions of people on 1322's world. The Foundation offered to help and came up with a vaccine that, due to the alien biology of the other world's inhabitants, worked... [[NiceJobBreakingItHero and rendered everyone infertile.]] They hate our world now and have been trying to throw a Depopulation Bomb back at us.
[[/folder]]
30th Jun '17 10:11:12 PM DarkHunter
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** The genophage returns in ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'', since the krogan that launched for Andromeda left before the cure may or may not have been administered in ''3''. Apparently, Clan Nakmor had a mutation that is (very slowly) rendering the genophage ineffective, and they've applied some kind of gene therapy during the 600 year stasis sleep to Andromeda to enhance it, as a result their birth rates have quadrupled (so, now 1/250 pregnancies is viable). If the trend continues, the Andromeda krogan could be cured of the genophage within a few thousand years.
This list shows the last 10 events of 121. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.DePopulationBomb