History Main / EndofAnAge

22nd May '17 9:03:49 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' takes place at the end of the Third Age and start of the Fourth. Though the game ended on a somewhat hopeful note, background revealed of the years following the events of ''Oblivion'' shows that the end of the Septim line and the death of the Tribunal in the earlier ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' made way for a time of increased strife, the destruction of Morrowind, and the collapse of the Empire.
** ''Morrowind'' has shades of this. The age of the Tribunal is over, with [[spoiler:Almalexia]] going crazy, [[spoiler:Sotha Sil]] dead and their power slowly fading away.
** A smaller example of this can be found in the ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' DLC ''Dragonborn''. On Solstheim, there is only one silt strider remaining. Its caretaker explains that when Red Mountain exploded, [[KillEmAll almost all of them were wiped out]]. [[DyingRace Now, they are extremely rare]] and the one the player encounters is one that happened to be discovered by chance, protected in a cave and is now dying of old age. For players used to ''Morrowind'' and the almost ubiquitous use of silt striders as a form of transportation, [[PlayerPunch this can come as a huge shock]].

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' takes place at ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' marks
the end of the Third Age and start way of life for the [[OurElvesAreBetter Dunmer (Dark Elf)]] people as it had been for the previous 4000 years. By the end of the Fourth. Though main quest and the game ended ''Tribunal'' expansion, the Tribunal (a trio of [[DeityOfHumanOrigin ascended]] Dunmeri {{Physical God}}s) have lost their power [[spoiler:and two are dead]]. As later works reveal, events (both natural and supernatural) over the following centuries devastate the Dunmer people, making them the heaviest-suffering race during the 4th Era.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', though it ends
on [[BittersweetEnding a somewhat hopeful note, background revealed of the years following the events of ''Oblivion'' shows that note]], marks the end of the 500 year-old Septim line Dynasty and with it, the death 3rd Era of Tamriellic history. As later works reveal, the 4th Era is one of extreme strife and turmoil compared to the relative peace of the Tribunal in the earlier ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' made way for a time of increased strife, the destruction of Morrowind, and the collapse of the Empire.
3rd Era.
** ''Morrowind'' has shades of this. The age of the Tribunal is over, with [[spoiler:Almalexia]] going crazy, [[spoiler:Sotha Sil]] dead and their power slowly fading away.
** A smaller example of this can be found in the
''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' Skyrim]]'''s ''Dragonborn'' DLC ''Dragonborn''.offers a smaller-scale example. On Solstheim, there is only one silt strider remaining. Its caretaker explains that when Red Mountain exploded, [[KillEmAll almost all of them were wiped out]]. [[DyingRace Now, they are extremely rare]] and the one the player encounters is one that happened to be discovered by chance, protected in a cave and is now dying of old age. For players used to ''Morrowind'' and the almost ubiquitous use of silt striders as a form of transportation, [[PlayerPunch this can come as a huge shock]].
21st May '17 7:32:03 PM SgtFrog1
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* Early in 2017, the Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus announced it would cease performing.

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* Early in 2017, the Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus Circus, the "Greatest Show On Earth!" announced it would cease performing.performing, citing a massive drop in audiences (and thus, profits).
17th May '17 11:50:25 PM Killerweinerdog
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* Within the context of CartoonNetwork it can be said that ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddysBigPictureShow'' was not only the end of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' but also the end of the classic Cartoon Cartoons era as a whole, ending a run that had started more than 10 years before.
14th May '17 9:43:22 AM GeorgeUK
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* August 1968 saw the withdrawal of the last remaining main line steam locomotives in Britain. Since July 1967 and the end of Steam in the South of England, steam had been restricted to lines in the North west. By August 1968, these locomotives were restricted to Lancashire, on goods working and the odd passenger service. The last revenue-earning runs were made on 3rd August, followed by a series of special trains the following day. After one last excursion a week later, the age of steam in Britain officially ended.
13th May '17 12:40:02 PM nombretomado
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* The post-WWII economic certainty of the Bretton Woods system was thrown into disarray by the costs of the Vietnam War, industrial unrest, and the oil crises of the 1970s. The knockout blow came with the election of MargaretThatcher and UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, signalling the start of the neo-liberal financial deregulation era.

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* The post-WWII economic certainty of the Bretton Woods system was thrown into disarray by the costs of the Vietnam War, industrial unrest, and the oil crises of the 1970s. The knockout blow came with the election of MargaretThatcher UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher and UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, signalling the start of the neo-liberal financial deregulation era.
16th Apr '17 11:58:40 AM Sabrewing
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* The ending of ''WesternAnimation/SongOfTheSea''. [[spoiler:Saorise regains her coat and sings her song, ushering all of Ireland's fair folk across the sea to Tír na nÓg. She also sacrifices her selkie coat to remain on Earth with her human family, taking with it the last remaining bond to the fairy world.]]
16th Apr '17 12:24:35 AM RacattackForce
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* The original cancellation of Creator/{{Toonami}} in 2008 is considered to be the end point of the 1990s [[UsefulNotes/TheJapaneseInvasion anime boom]]. While other animation blocks with a focus on Japanese animation existed before and since, the Creator/CartoonNetwork run of ''Toonami'' is the longest-lasting of these and is credited for giving a large number of action anime mainstream exposure before the advent of streaming sites such as Website/Crunchyroll, due to being on a general family channel rather than a NicheNetwork.[[note]]Granted, "animation-only" is still a niche, but a less restricting one than, say, Creator/Syfy's (then Sci-Fi Channel)...[[AnimationAgeGhetto in]] [[AllAdultAnimationIsSouthPark theory]], anyway.[[/note]]
** The announcement that Creator/StudioGhibli might be closing its doors for good and Creator/HayaoMiyazaki's [[TenMinuteRetirement possibly permanent]] retirement is seen by many as the definitive end of an age for Japanese animation.

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* The original cancellation of Creator/{{Toonami}} in 2008 is considered to be the end point of the 1990s [[UsefulNotes/TheJapaneseInvasion anime boom]]. While other animation blocks with a focus on Japanese animation existed before and since, the Creator/CartoonNetwork run of ''Toonami'' is the longest-lasting of these and is credited for giving a large number of action anime mainstream exposure before the advent of streaming sites such as Website/Crunchyroll, Website/{{Crunchyroll}}, due to being on a general family channel rather than a NicheNetwork.[[note]]Granted, "animation-only" is still a niche, but a less restricting one than, say, Creator/Syfy's Creator/{{Syfy}}'s (then Sci-Fi Channel)...[[AnimationAgeGhetto in]] [[AllAdultAnimationIsSouthPark theory]], anyway.[[/note]]
** * The announcement that Creator/StudioGhibli might be closing its doors for good and Creator/HayaoMiyazaki's [[TenMinuteRetirement possibly permanent]] retirement is seen by many as the definitive end of an age for Japanese animation.



* Any video game that requires a server to play online will come to an end once the servers are shut down for good. While the notion of servers shutting down once support for the games comes to an end is quite common after 5 to 10 years have passed, Nintendo's shutdown for their online games and services for the Wii and Nintendo DS is a shock and a sad moment for many since they can no longer play popular titles online like ''VideoGame/MarioKart Wii''.
16th Apr '17 12:22:54 AM RacattackForce
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* There are a pair of video game age endings. Creator/{{Nintendo}} releasing the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] and finally rendering cartridge-using game consoles extinct and "The Death of the Dream"--the end of the UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast--which saw Creator/{{SEGA}} go from major console developer to a third-party game publisher and saw the rise of the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}, where Microsoft essentially took their place among "Gaming's Big Three".

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* There are a pair of video game age endings. Creator/{{Nintendo}} releasing endings that happened during the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] and finally rendering cartridge-using game consoles extinct and UsefulNotes/TheSixthGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames. "The Death of the Dream"--the end of the UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast--which UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast-- saw Creator/{{SEGA}} go from a major console developer to a third-party game publisher and saw publisher, ending the Creator/{{Nintendo}} vs. Creator/{{Sega}} console wars that defined the medium during the previous decade. And with the fall of Sega came the rise of the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}, where Microsoft essentially took their place among "Gaming's Big Three".



* Many animators and animation fans either consider cartoons of the [[UsefulNotes/TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation Millennium Age]] to be inferior and nowhere near the quality of what was [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation seen]] [[AnimeOfThe1970s in]] [[AnimeOfThe1980s previous]] [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation decades]], or think that there are still good cartoons, but they're just in low supply on television and film due to the economy (and [[ExecutiveMeddling executives]]).
** On a related note, the cancellation of Creator/{{Toonami}} is considered to be the end point of the 90's-2000's [[UsefulNotes/TheJapaneseInvasion anime boom]] (Toonami is considered to have started that boom) as it would be difficult for anime (and animation in general, for that matter) to get a place in television, and thus exposure, with NetworkDecay running amok, especially in regards to the animation related networks. Naturally, when the block was revived, some have touted it as a sign that another boom is on the horizon.
** The announcement that Creator/StudioGhibli might be closing its doors for good and Creator/HayaoMiyazaki's [[TenMinuteRetirement possibly permanent]] retirement is seen by many anime fans around the world (and even non-anime fans) as the definitive end of an age.

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* Many animators and With the UsefulNotes/TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation, many traditional animation fans techniques died out in lieu of digital technology, with the last animated series to be hand-painted on colloid either consider cartoons ending or switching to newer methods. The success of ''WesternAniamtion/ToyStory'' in the previous decade and the aforementioned ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' at the beginning of the [[UsefulNotes/TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation Millennium Age]] to be inferior and nowhere near the quality of what was [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation seen]] [[AnimeOfThe1970s in]] [[AnimeOfThe1980s previous]] [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation decades]], or think that there are still good cartoons, but they're just in low supply on television and film due millennium also led to the economy (and [[ExecutiveMeddling executives]]).
** On a related note, the
effective end of 2D animated features in North America.
* The original
cancellation of Creator/{{Toonami}} in 2008 is considered to be the end point of the 90's-2000's 1990s [[UsefulNotes/TheJapaneseInvasion anime boom]] (Toonami is considered to have started that boom) as it would be difficult for anime (and boom]]. While other animation in general, for that matter) to get a place in television, and thus exposure, blocks with NetworkDecay running amok, especially in regards to the a focus on Japanese animation related networks. Naturally, when existed before and since, the block was revived, some have touted it as a sign that another boom Creator/CartoonNetwork run of ''Toonami'' is on the horizon.
longest-lasting of these and is credited for giving a large number of action anime mainstream exposure before the advent of streaming sites such as Website/Crunchyroll, due to being on a general family channel rather than a NicheNetwork.[[note]]Granted, "animation-only" is still a niche, but a less restricting one than, say, Creator/Syfy's (then Sci-Fi Channel)...[[AnimationAgeGhetto in]] [[AllAdultAnimationIsSouthPark theory]], anyway.[[/note]]
** The announcement that Creator/StudioGhibli might be closing its doors for good and Creator/HayaoMiyazaki's [[TenMinuteRetirement possibly permanent]] retirement is seen by many anime fans around the world (and even non-anime fans) as the definitive end of an age.age for Japanese animation.
10th Apr '17 2:16:22 PM nombretomado
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* There are a pair of video game age endings. Creator/{{Nintendo}} releasing the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] and finally rendering cartridge-using game consoles extinct and "The Death of the Dream"--the end of the UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast--which saw {{SEGA}} go from major console developer to a third-party game publisher and saw the rise of the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}, where Microsoft essentially took their place among "Gaming's Big Three".

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* There are a pair of video game age endings. Creator/{{Nintendo}} releasing the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] and finally rendering cartridge-using game consoles extinct and "The Death of the Dream"--the end of the UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast--which saw {{SEGA}} Creator/{{SEGA}} go from major console developer to a third-party game publisher and saw the rise of the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}, where Microsoft essentially took their place among "Gaming's Big Three".
8th Apr '17 10:08:31 AM nombretomado
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* The first two years of ''TheQuestportChronicles'' take place in the [[CityOfAdventure millennia-old]] [[FantasyKitchenSink eponymous village]]. Then a [[FromNobodyToNightmare jealous]] [[EvilSorcerer magician]] destroys the village, and the next two years of the Chronicles are concerned with [[TheRemnant the survivors]] searching for a new home.

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* The first two years of ''TheQuestportChronicles'' ''Literature/TheQuestportChronicles'' take place in the [[CityOfAdventure millennia-old]] [[FantasyKitchenSink eponymous village]]. Then a [[FromNobodyToNightmare jealous]] [[EvilSorcerer magician]] destroys the village, and the next two years of the Chronicles are concerned with [[TheRemnant the survivors]] searching for a new home.
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