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16th Apr '16 2:28:50 AM Tron80
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* It happens systematically and repeatedly in ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod''. The main characters live in Tokyo-3, the whole country is destroyed. They move to NERV Germany, and their HomeBase is destroyed. After the War they settle on America, [[spoiler:but Shinji and Asuka can't lead a normal life anymore and leave.]]
14th Apr '16 2:55:50 AM Anddrix
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* ''Literature/TheKillOrder'' opens with Mark living peacefully in a small Appalachian village with the other survivors of the Flare. No guess that it's going to meet a grisly end, if only so Mark can go outside his comfort zone.
11th Apr '16 11:05:42 AM lalalei2001
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* In the excellent first three levels of ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}'' it's not only your hometown that is doomed but your entire civilization. The game starts with the first hyperspace test drive ever, which is only to the edge of the solar system, but when the sublight science ship you are supposed to meet with is found destroyed by aliens, you immediately turn back to your planet, only to find it a burned out husk with all orbital stations and satelites destroyed. With the planet being dead and your entire species located on your (admitedly massive) ship, you have to find a new planet to settle.
* After a fashion, this happens twice in ''Franchise/StarWars: KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''. The very first section of the game takes place on a spaceship which gets shot down, and the next section takes place on a planet which gets bombarded to oblivion just as the protagonists are leaving. [[spoiler:It actually happens [[RuleOfThree three times]] as the Jedi Academy on Dantooine (the planet visited after the aforementioned "planet bombarded to oblivion") is attacked and destroyed by Darth Malak after a certain number of {{Plot Coupon}}s has been collected. You meet some survivors though]].

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* In the excellent first three levels of ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}'' it's not only your hometown that is doomed but your entire civilization. The game starts with the first hyperspace test drive ever, which is only to the edge of the solar system, but when the sublight science ship you are supposed to meet with is found destroyed by aliens, you immediately turn back to your planet, only to find it a burned out husk with all orbital stations and satelites destroyed. With the planet being dead and your entire species located on your (admitedly massive) ship, you have to find a new planet to settle.
* After a fashion, this happens twice in ''Franchise/StarWars: KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''.''VideoGame/StarWarsKnightsOfTheOldRepublic''. The very first section of the game takes place on a spaceship which gets shot down, and the next section takes place on a planet which gets bombarded to oblivion just as the protagonists are leaving. [[spoiler:It actually happens [[RuleOfThree three times]] as the Jedi Academy on Dantooine (the planet visited after the aforementioned "planet bombarded to oblivion") is attacked and destroyed by Darth Malak after a certain number of {{Plot Coupon}}s has been collected. You meet some survivors though]].



* ''StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' has the resort planet of Hyda IV, which is attacked when the main character is chillin' out on it.
** Earth (along with most of the galaxy) gets destroyed midway through the game.
*** The galaxy is restored at the end due to it's inhabitants having the sentience to [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve believe they are real and thus become real]]. Why this doesn't work for Earth or anything else that was "deleted" in the exact same manner is [[PlotHole never explained]].

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* ''StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' has the resort planet of Hyda IV, which is attacked when the main character is chillin' out on it.
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it. Earth (along with most of the galaxy) gets destroyed midway through the game.
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game. The galaxy is restored at the end due to it's its inhabitants having the sentience to [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve believe they are real and thus become real]]. Why this doesn't work for Earth or anything else that was "deleted" in the exact same manner is [[PlotHole never explained]].
4th Apr '16 8:38:20 PM Mhazard
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Frequently paired with RefusalOfTheCall, since TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive, and often the reason YouCantGoHomeAgain after EasingIntoTheAdventure. Often results in the hero [[WatchingTroyBurn watching the town burn]], emotionally overcome at having [[TooHappyToLive their source of joy destroyed]].

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Frequently paired with RefusalOfTheCall, since TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive, and often the reason YouCantGoHomeAgain after EasingIntoTheAdventure. Often results in the hero [[WatchingTroyBurn watching the town burn]], emotionally overcome at having [[TooHappyToLive their source of joy destroyed]].
destroyed]]. Rarely, the FinalBoss may take place [[WhereItAllBegan in the very same town]].
13th Mar '16 12:59:36 PM MrUnderhill
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'', the main character, Fei, unintentionally destroys his hometown, Lahan. Fei's attempt to pilot a giant, top secret, crash landed, [[HumongousMecha military robot]] ("gear") in the middle of a firefight leads to the town's destruction. Also a prime example of devastating LostTechnology.
** And speaking of all things Xeno, at the beginning of ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} Ep. 1'', the Woglinde (the starting area of the game, though certainly not Shion's home, which has already been destroyed) is blown up.
*** Miltia, Shion's home planet, gets devastated some time before the beginning of the game in what is referred to as the "Miltian Conflict". On top of that, it gets disconnected from the UMN network, making it inaccessible by {{FTL}} means. For all intents and purposes, most consider it destroyed.
** The game actually plays with this in a rather interesting way, as this damnation of the hometown had apparently been [[spoiler: [[GambitRoulette planned by one of the villains in order to get the hero going.]]]]
** The ''Xeno'' series just loves this trope: Not only is Lahan toasted right off the bat in ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' but later [[spoiler: Fei-as-Id destroys the capital of Solaris, a.k.a. Elly's and Citan's homeland, a.k.a., the homeland of his ''lover'' and his ''mentor'' respectively.]] In ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'' Episode III we learn that Kevin's homeworld was also destroyed before the start of the 'gameline,' while Earth itself has been ''lost'' for centuries already, if not more. Oh, and the Kukai Foundation, a giant floating city-state and home to Jr. and his peripherals, is also attacked and partially evacuated during the game. It would actually be easier to list ''Xeno'' hometowns that ''aren't'' doomed.
** And of course, ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' keeps the tradition with Colony 9. Although this one gets better right away. Not that the main cast cares that much about it since [[spoiler:Fiora died in the Mechon attack that destroyed it]].
*** Not only Colony 9, but Colony 6 (Sharla's hometown) as well, which occurs shortly before the events of the game start.
*** A very long time before the events of the game start, [[spoiler:Agniratha, the capital of Mechonis and the hometown of all of the Machina, was attacked by an army of Telethia from Bionis. All the Machina except for Egil and Vanea move to the Fallen Arm.]]
*** An even longer time before that, [[spoiler:Klaus destroyed his and Meyneth's entire home ''[[ApocalypseHow universe]]'', turning both of them into {{Physical God}}s and obviously killing everyone else.]]
*** [[spoiler: Melia's hometown, Alcamoth]], is doomed when [[spoiler:all the pure-blooded High Entia are transformed into Telethia and the other residents are forced to evacuate.]]
** Lahan's theme music is named "Our Village is Number One." It never stood a chance.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'', the The ''Xeno'' series (''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'', and ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'') makes a habit of this trope. Game-by-game, we have:
** ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'':
*** The
main character, Fei, unintentionally destroys his hometown, Lahan. Fei's attempt to pilot a giant, top secret, crash landed, [[HumongousMecha military robot]] ("gear") in the middle of a firefight leads to the town's destruction. Also a prime example of devastating LostTechnology.
** And speaking
LostTechnology and a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] of all things Xeno, at FallingIntoTheCockpit. Lahan's theme music is named "Our Village is Number One." [[TemptingFate It never stood a chance.]]
*** Not only is Lahan toasted right off
the beginning of ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} Ep. 1'', bat, but later [[spoiler: Fei-as-Id destroys the Woglinde (the starting area capital of Solaris, the game, though certainly not Shion's home, which has already been destroyed) is blown up.
country where both [[LoveInterest Elly]] and [[TheMentor Citan]] came from.]]
** ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'':
*** Miltia, Shion's home planet, gets planet Miltia is devastated some time before the beginning of the game in what is referred to as the "Miltian Conflict". On top of that, it gets disconnected from the UMN network, making it inaccessible by {{FTL}} means. For all intents and purposes, most consider it destroyed.
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destroyed. The game actually plays with this in a rather interesting way, as this damnation of the hometown had apparently been [[spoiler: [[GambitRoulette planned by one of the villains in order to get the hero going.]]]]
** The ''Xeno'' series just loves this trope: Not only is Lahan toasted right off *** At the bat in ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' but later [[spoiler: Fei-as-Id destroys beginning of Episode I, the capital Woglinde (the starting area of Solaris, a.k.a. Elly's and Citan's homeland, a.k.a., the homeland of his ''lover'' and his ''mentor'' respectively.]] game) is blown up.
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In ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'' Episode III we learn that Kevin's homeworld was also destroyed before the start of the 'gameline,' "gameline," while Earth itself has been ''lost'' "lost" for centuries already, if not more. Oh, and the more.
*** The
Kukai Foundation, a giant floating city-state and home to Jr. and his peripherals, is also attacked and partially evacuated during the game. It would actually be easier to list ''Xeno'' hometowns that ''aren't'' doomed.
game.
** And of course, ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'':
*** The game
keeps the tradition with tradition, but [[SubvertedTrope subverts it]] in regards to Colony 9. Although this one gets better right away. Not that the main cast cares that much about it since [[spoiler:Fiora died in town is attacked by the Mechon attack that destroyed it]].
at the start of the main quest, the damage turns out to be minimal and aside from a few casualties (most notably, [[spoiler: Fiora]]), things return to normal almost immediately afterward.
*** Not only It turns out Colony 9, but 9 got off easy compared to Colony 6 (Sharla's hometown) as well, hometown), which occurs shortly was also attacked and razed to the ground before the events of the game start.
game. One of the game's larger side-quests involves gathering supplies to rebuild the town.
*** A very long time before the events of the game start, [[spoiler:Agniratha, game, [[spoiler: Agniratha, the capital of Mechonis and the hometown of all of the Machina, was attacked by an army of Telethia from Bionis. All the Machina except for Egil and Vanea move moved to the Fallen Arm.Arm, leaving the city abandoned.]]
*** An even longer time before that, [[spoiler:Klaus [[spoiler: Zanza (or rather, his human form, Klaus) destroyed his and Meyneth's entire home ''[[ApocalypseHow universe]]'', universe]]'' (implied heavily to be ''our'' universe), turning both of them into {{Physical God}}s Physical Gods and obviously killing everyone and everything else.]]
*** About two-thirds of the way into the game, [[spoiler: Melia's hometown, Alcamoth]], Alcamoth, is doomed when [[spoiler:all all the pure-blooded High Entia are transformed into Telethia and the other residents are forced to evacuate.]]
** Lahan's theme music is named "Our Village is Number One." It never stood
]] The game puts a chance.very large InterfaceSpoiler on this event by labelling ''every single quest'' you get from the town as time-sensitive.
7th Mar '16 11:30:54 AM Hadjorim
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->''"It starts, as all historical epics must now do, with a hideous massacre seen from the point of view of a terrified child. Everything now begins with that. You know, that thing that happens."''

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->''"It starts, as all historical epics must now do, with a hideous massacre seen from the point of view of a terrified child. Everything now begins with that. You know, that thing that happens."''
7th Mar '16 7:15:14 AM GunarmDyne
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* Downplayed in the first ''VideoGame/{{Alphadia}}'' title, the heroes have their hometown invaded and occupied by the EvilEmpire not 10 minutes into the game.
* ''VideoGame/AlphadiaGenesis2'' plays it perfectly straight as the hero's hometown is razed to the ground and everyone in it killed not 10 minutes into the game, again by the EvilEmpire.
6th Mar '16 8:53:57 PM Hadjorim
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->'''No! My beloved peasant village!''': ''The hero's home town, city, slum, or planet will usually be annihilated in a spectacular fashion before the end of the game, and often before the end of the opening scene.''
-->-- ''Website/TheGrandListOfConsoleRPGCliches''

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->'''No! My beloved peasant village!''': ''The hero's home town, city, slum, or planet will usually be annihilated in ->''"It starts, as all historical epics must now do, with a spectacular fashion before hideous massacre seen from the end point of the game, and often before the end view of the opening scene.''
a terrified child. Everything now begins with that. You know, that thing that happens."''
-->-- ''Website/TheGrandListOfConsoleRPGCliches''
'''Mark Kermode,''' reviewing {{Film/Pompeii}}
27th Feb '16 5:58:29 AM Phred
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* The events of ''WesternAnimation/{{Dinotrux}}'' are set into motion when the main character's original home is destroyed in a volcano eruption, forcing him to move.
13th Feb '16 6:17:38 AM WillyFourEyes
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* ''Series/{{Smallville}}''.

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* ''Series/{{Smallville}}''.%%* ''Series/{{Smallville}}''. [This needs more context.]



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