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28th Feb '17 6:31:04 PM Willbyr
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28th Feb '17 6:29:14 PM Willbyr
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[[quoteright:240:[[WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/joined.png]]]]
[[caption-width-right:240:''and the Earth ... was'']]



17th Feb '17 8:41:47 AM rjd1922
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* It's strongly implied that the {{VideoGame/Pikmin}} games are set on Earth, possibly AfterTheEnd.

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* It's strongly implied that the {{VideoGame/Pikmin}} ''{{VideoGame/Pikmin}}'' games are set on Earth, possibly AfterTheEnd.



* Another non-Earth example: The D'ni of the VideoGame/{{Myst}} series originated on a world called Garternay, which became uninhabitable when its sun began growing dim. Their ancestors fled into a succession of other worlds via their linking books, and have since lost all contact with their abandoned homeworld.

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* Another non-Earth example: The D'ni of the VideoGame/{{Myst}} ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' series originated on a world called Garternay, which became uninhabitable when its sun began growing dim. Their ancestors fled into a succession of other worlds via their linking books, and have since lost all contact with their abandoned homeworld.



** That giant mothership that hangs above the [[VideoGame/{{Fallout3}} Capital Wasteland]] may have other ideas.

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** That giant mothership that hangs above the [[VideoGame/{{Fallout3}} [[VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}} Capital Wasteland]] may have other ideas.



* VideoGame/{{Starflight}} kicks off with this scenario happening... Again, since Earth had been long abandoned and humanity needs to find new planets to populate now that their new homeworld is dying.

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* VideoGame/{{Starflight}} ''VideoGame/{{Starflight}}'' kicks off with this scenario happening... Again, since Earth had been long abandoned and humanity needs to find new planets to populate now that their new homeworld is dying.
12th Dec '16 7:46:50 AM WillBGood
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* The whole point of the ''Terracide'' setting (for 6th edition [[TabletopGame/Champions Hero System]]). Humans had started to spread among the stars after getting their hands on faster-than-light drives, but most of them still had at least sentimental ties to Earth until an unknown force sterilized the entire Sol system.

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* The whole point of the ''Terracide'' setting (for 6th edition [[TabletopGame/Champions Hero [[TabletopGame/{{Champions}} HERO System]]). Humans had started to spread among the stars after getting their hands on faster-than-light drives, but most of them still had at least sentimental ties to Earth until an unknown force sterilized the entire Sol system.
4th Dec '16 12:28:15 PM StarSword
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* Creator/DavidDrake's ''Literature/{{RCN}}'' novels state that Earth was bombarded with asteroids during TheWarOfEarthlyAggression (indicated to have happened at minimum several hundred years ago). It apparently still exists and is still inhabited, but its geography is unrecognizable due to the bombardment and Sol is a backwater fringeworld compared to the newer {{Space Filling Empire}}s, the [[HegemonicEmpire Republic of Cinnabar]] and the [[TheEmpire Alliance of Free Stars]]. A diamond carved with the pre-Hiatus continents of Earth is a minor MacGuffin in the third book.

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* Creator/DavidDrake's ''Literature/{{RCN}}'' novels state that Earth was bombarded with asteroids during TheWarOfEarthlyAggression (indicated to have happened at minimum several hundred years ago). It apparently still exists and is still inhabited, but its geography is unrecognizable due to the bombardment and Sol is a backwater fringeworld fringe system compared to the newer {{Space Filling Empire}}s, the [[HegemonicEmpire Republic of Cinnabar]] and the [[TheEmpire Alliance of Free Stars]]. A diamond carved with the pre-Hiatus continents of Earth is a minor MacGuffin in the third book.
4th Dec '16 12:26:45 PM StarSword
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* In the ''Literautre/HomecomingSaga'' by Creator/OrsonScottCard, the Earth was rendered uninhabitable by human wars, and mankind departed for Harmony, as well as at least forty other planets.

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* In the ''Literautre/HomecomingSaga'' ''Literature/HomecomingSaga'' by Creator/OrsonScottCard, the Earth was rendered uninhabitable by human wars, and mankind departed for Harmony, as well as at least forty other planets.



* In Christopher Nuttall's series ''Angel in the Whirlwind'', Earth (and most of the rest of the Solar System) was pulverized in the Breakaway Wars, which presumably took place between the different space colonies and UN-dominated Earth. It gets mentioned that the last remains of civilization there are small settlements in asteroids.

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* In Christopher Nuttall's series ''Angel in the Whirlwind'', ''Literature/AngelInTheWhirlwind'', Earth (and most of the rest of the Solar System) was pulverized in the Breakaway Wars, which presumably took place between the different space colonies and UN-dominated Earth. It gets mentioned that the last remains of civilization there are small settlements in asteroids.asteroids.
* Creator/DavidDrake's ''Literature/{{RCN}}'' novels state that Earth was bombarded with asteroids during TheWarOfEarthlyAggression (indicated to have happened at minimum several hundred years ago). It apparently still exists and is still inhabited, but its geography is unrecognizable due to the bombardment and Sol is a backwater fringeworld compared to the newer {{Space Filling Empire}}s, the [[HegemonicEmpire Republic of Cinnabar]] and the [[TheEmpire Alliance of Free Stars]]. A diamond carved with the pre-Hiatus continents of Earth is a minor MacGuffin in the third book.



* "Earth That Was" is referenced many times in the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' series, as well the movie ''Serenity'', which provides the page quote. The extent and exact nature of its ApocalypseHow is left undescribed though.

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* "Earth That Was" is referenced many times in the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' series, as well the movie ''Serenity'', which provides the page quote. The extent and exact nature It's suggested that civilization on Earth simply collapsed due to overpopulation, which the original colonists of its ApocalypseHow is left undescribed though.the series' star system escaped, but with the series having no FasterThanLightTravel it's impossible to check out the story.
15th Nov '16 3:29:48 PM Milarqui
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* In Christopher Nuttall's series ''Angel in the Whirlwind'', Earth (and most of the rest of the Solar System) was pulverized in the Breakaway Wars, which presumably took place between the different space colonies and UN-dominated Earth. It gets mentioned that the last remains of civilization there are small settlements in asteroids.
5th Nov '16 9:08:35 AM ShivaIndis
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* In ''{{VideoGame/Lunar}}'', the humans of Lunar came from the Blue Star, which has become a frozen wasteland recovering from a battle between Althena and Zophar. Given that the Blue Star is seen on several occasions in the sky, and you can make out ''Africa'' on its surface in some of them, it's pretty clear what the Blue Star used to be.

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* In ''{{VideoGame/Lunar}}'', the ''Franchise/{{Lunar}}'' series, the humans of Lunar came from the Blue Star, which has become a frozen wasteland recovering from a battle between planet visible in the sky, in time immemorial. According to lore, the Goddess Althena made Lunar habitable and Zophar. Given that moved people there when the Blue Star is seen on several occasions in the sky, was ruined. Given that [[AllMythsAreTrue all of this proves to be true]] and you can make out ''Africa'' that outlines of real-world continents appear on its surface in some of them, surface, it's pretty clear what the Blue Star used to be.
4th Oct '16 9:33:23 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* In the opening of ''[[WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois Once Upon a Time... Man]]'' an astronaut, fleeing from a sinister mob, boards a rocket and and takes off from Earth, which promptly explodes.
** The narrator of the final episode describes the events leading up to ''"Man—our ancestor"'' leaving a destroyed Earth, [[spoiler: but in a subversion the last scene reveals the narrator to be a present-day scientist dramatizing a "what-if" scenario as part of a public lecture.]]
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* In the opening of ''[[WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois Once Upon a Time... Man]]'' an astronaut, fleeing from a sinister mob, boards a rocket and and takes off from Earth, which promptly explodes.
** The narrator of the final episode describes the events leading up to ''"Man—our ancestor"'' leaving a destroyed Earth, [[spoiler: but in a subversion the last scene reveals the narrator to be a present-day scientist dramatizing a "what-if" scenario as part of a public lecture.]]
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12th Sep '16 7:22:53 PM RustyBill
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** Another Andre Norton novel, ''Star Rangers'' (a.k.a. ''The Last Planet''), has Central Control scout ship ''Starfire'' crash-landing on an unknown world located far off the star charts. Guess where...
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