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16th Sep '17 2:07:10 AM ShorinBJ
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'''s RidiculouslyHumanRobot Data was created in a Colony on the planet of Omnicron Theta on which all life was mysteriously and utterly annihilated (right down to the level of ''soil bacteria'') by a space entity that resembles a giant snowflake. After the disaster, Data was found by the crew of the USS Tripoli when they came to investigate. He was deactivated during the attack so the creature didn't count him as alive, and is effectively the sole survivor of the entire colony. Several later episodes see them either dealing with the return of this creature, or tracking it down.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'''s RidiculouslyHumanRobot Data was created in a Colony colony on the planet of Omnicron Omicron Theta on which all life was mysteriously and utterly annihilated (right down to the level of ''soil bacteria'') by a space entity that resembles a giant snowflake. After the disaster, Data was found by the crew of the USS Tripoli when they came to investigate. He was deactivated during the attack so the creature didn't count him as alive, and is effectively the sole survivor of the entire colony. Several later episodes see them either dealing with the return of this creature, or tracking it down.
2nd Sep '17 4:11:44 PM Scraggle
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One of the worst examples of this Trope, reserved for the most heartless of villains, is for when they are eventually confronted for it by the hero, and [[ButForMeItWasTuesday they don't even remember doing it.]]

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One of the worst examples of this Trope, trope, reserved for the most heartless of villains, is for when they are eventually confronted for it by the hero, and [[ButForMeItWasTuesday they don't even remember doing it.]]
31st Aug '17 3:35:18 PM HyperKunoichi
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* Norune Village from ''VideoGame/DarkCloud'' suffers this fate, being blown up at the end of the opening cutscene. Happens to every other city the player visits as well.

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* Norune Village from ''VideoGame/DarkCloud'' suffers this fate, being blown up at the end of the opening cutscene. Happens to every other city the player visits as well. This is mitigated, however, by the fact that not only does everyone survive, but rebuilding each town/city is a central part of the game's plot.
22nd Aug '17 7:03:24 AM TheRealEvanSG
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*''Literature/TheSeichiChronicles'': Britan's hometown, Thebes, gets destroyed by the ice-breathing wyvern Asager Shell in the first arc. To make matters even worse, Britan gets a [[WatchingTroyBurn front row seat]] as he tries to warn the villagers and escape himself.
18th Aug '17 8:15:51 AM Mhazard
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* ''VideoGame/DragonsDogma'': This WesternRPG is a rare aversion. The player's home town is attacked by [[BigBad the Dragon]] at the beginning of the game, but the player's actions prevent the Dragon from destroying your home town. It also convinces the Dragon to eat your heart and pin you as this generation's [[TheChosenOne Arisen.]]

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* ''VideoGame/DragonsDogma'': This WesternRPG is a rare aversion. The player's home town is attacked by [[BigBad the Dragon]] at the beginning of the game, but the player's actions prevent the Dragon from destroying your home town. It also convinces the Dragon to eat your heart and pin you as this generation's [[TheChosenOne Arisen.]]]] [[spoiler:However, if you killed the Dragon towards the end, it's ''[[HubCity Gran Soren]]'' that gets destroyed instead. As the city collapses, it reveals the Everfall, TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon beneath the city]].
17th Aug '17 4:45:36 PM infernape612
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-->-- '''Mark Kermode,''' reviewing Film/{{Pompeii}}

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-->-- '''Mark Kermode,''' reviewing Film/{{Pompeii}}
''Film/{{Pompeii}}''



* [[Series/{{Heroes}} The Haitian]] is revealed to have come from one of these in 'It Takes a Village'.



* [[Series/{{Heroes}} The Haitian]] is revealed to have come from one of these in 'It Takes a Village'.

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* [[Series/{{Heroes}} The Haitian]] is revealed to have come from one of these in 'It Takes a Village'.
12th Aug '17 2:11:48 PM Doug86
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* ''Comicbook/{{Lobo}}'' subverts this by wiping out the inhabitants of his home planet ''[[WhereIWasBornAndRazed all by himself]]''.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Lobo}}'' ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}}'' subverts this by wiping out the inhabitants of his home planet ''[[WhereIWasBornAndRazed all by himself]]''.
2nd Aug '17 11:09:58 PM Tamfang
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* Inverted, to an extent, in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. [[YouCantGoHomeAgain You Can Go Home Again]], but home is not the same: the BigBad is defeated, but the homeland they set out to protect has become a {{Dystopia}}. There aren't even any hints of this (except a brief glimpse via Galadriel's mirror, by Sam, and even then it's not clear whether it's ''really'' going to happen--Galadriel warns of a possible SelfFulfillingProphecy if Sam tries to go back and stop it) until the main plot of the book is over. It's compelling enough to avert the EndingFatigue you'd expect when the climax is in Chapter Three of the last book, and its omission is one reason that EndingFatigue exists in the movie, as it's a new source of tension in the scourging of the Shire, which has to be resolved before the final ending of Frodo's and Bilbo's trip into the west and Sam's epilogue. With the scourging removed in the film, so is the tension; as the rest remains the same, the plot spends its last half-hour just coasting downhill.

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* Inverted, to an extent, in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. [[YouCantGoHomeAgain You Can Go Home Again]], but home is not the same: the BigBad is defeated, but the homeland they set out to protect has become a {{Dystopia}}. There aren't even any hints of this (except a brief glimpse via Galadriel's mirror, by Sam, and even then it's not clear whether it's ''really'' going to happen--Galadriel warns of a possible SelfFulfillingProphecy if Sam tries to go back and stop it) until the main plot of the book is over. It's compelling enough to avert the EndingFatigue you'd expect when the climax is in Chapter Three of the last book, and its omission is one reason that EndingFatigue exists in the movie, as it's a new source of tension in the scourging Scouring of the Shire, which has to be resolved before the final ending of Frodo's and Bilbo's trip into the west and Sam's epilogue. With the scourging Scouring removed in the film, so is the tension; as the rest remains the same, the plot spends its last half-hour just coasting downhill.




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* [[Series/{{Heroes}} The Haitian]] is revealed to have come from one of these in 'It Takes a Village'.



* [[Series/{{Heroes}} The Haitian]] is revealed to have come from one of these in 'It Takes a Village'.
28th Jul '17 3:57:50 PM wolftickets1969
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* Hayabusa Village in ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden''.

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* Hayabusa Village in ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden''.''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden (2003)''.
27th Jul '17 10:48:37 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In the ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' story "Days Of Future Smurfed", the Smurf Village is eventually destroyed by an earthquake, resulting in a dispersion of its remaining Smurfs and Empath living alone in the forest with his great-grandson, who becomes Traveler Smurf.
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