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22nd Sep '16 12:29:34 PM eroock
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* Guy Maddin's ''Film/BrandUponTheBrain'' features the odd quote, "Everything that happens will happen again. Twice."

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* Guy Maddin's Creator/GuyMaddin's ''Film/BrandUponTheBrain'' features the odd quote, "Everything that happens will happen again. Twice."
4th Sep '16 3:29:55 PM StarSword
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* The destruction of humanity's control over magic in ''Literature/TheAscendantKingdomsSaga'' is not the first time, due to it requiring magic to be anchored to mortal or vampire bloodlines, which can be severed. There's no apparent set period but the last time happened about four hundred years before the start of the series, and some of the vampire characters were around for it.
3rd Sep '16 5:55:10 PM DN26
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The term ''Eternal Recurrence'' was itself coined by Creator/FriedrichNietzsche, who (while never suggesting this theory was true) adopted it as a thought experiment to test one's willpower. For example, a truly virtuous, life-loving person would be able to endure reliving his ''entire'' life's experience (both triumphs and and mistakes) over and over, with ''neither bitterness nor regret''. A person capable of this degree of engagement with the world demonstrates mastery of ''amor Fati'' and the 'self-affirming Yes'. It's also to prevent Nietzschean philosophical concepts, such as the {{Ubermensch}}, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%9Cbermensch#Relation_to_the_eternal_recurrence from becoming overly-idealistic]].

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The term ''Eternal Recurrence'' was itself coined by Creator/FriedrichNietzsche, who (while never suggesting this theory was true) adopted it as a thought experiment to test one's willpower. For example, a truly virtuous, life-loving person would be able to endure reliving his ''entire'' life's experience (both triumphs and and mistakes) over and over, with ''neither bitterness nor regret''. A person capable of this degree of engagement with the world demonstrates mastery of ''amor Fati'' and the 'self-affirming Yes'. It's also to prevent Nietzschean philosophical concepts, such as the {{Ubermensch}}, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%9Cbermensch#Relation_to_the_eternal_recurrence org/wiki/Ubermensch#Relation_to_the_eternal_recurrence from becoming overly-idealistic]].
5th Aug '16 11:50:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2138 This strip]] from SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal combines it with LensmanArmsRace.

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* [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2138 This strip]] from SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' combines it with LensmanArmsRace.
3rd Jul '16 7:43:31 AM Berrenta
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[[caption-width-right:350:"If we are fated to die, then we shall stop our history at a certain point and restart it. And we shall repeat that process eternally."]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:"If we are fated
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to die, then we shall stop our history at discuss a certain point and restart it. And we shall repeat that process eternally."]]
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22nd Jun '16 5:12:45 AM jormis29
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* If you manage to purify all the crystals in ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'', what awaits you is [[spoiler:an entire parallel world in which you have to do the entire thing over again]]. This has happened millions of times before, and you can do this process [[spoiler:five]] times [[spoiler:at which point TheDragon has succeeded in her plan to summon her boss into the celestial realm]]. Even with the rematches against the optional bosses being different from their first encounters, [[TropesAreNotGood this repetition has no sat well with many players]]. [[spoiler:Thankfully, the sequel downplays this by only having you press the ResetButton once]].

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* If you manage to purify all the crystals in ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'', what awaits you is [[spoiler:an entire parallel world in which you have to do the entire thing over again]]. This has happened millions of times before, and you can do this process [[spoiler:five]] times [[spoiler:at which point TheDragon has succeeded in her plan to summon her boss into the celestial realm]]. Even with the rematches against the optional bosses being different from their first encounters, [[TropesAreNotGood this repetition has no not sat well with many players]]. [[spoiler:Thankfully, the sequel downplays this by only having you press the ResetButton once]].
22nd Jun '16 3:39:39 AM Awesomesauce210
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* According to Queen Nai, Ragnarok is something akin to this in ''''VideoGame/Brawlhalla''.

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* According to Queen Nai, Ragnarok is something akin to this in ''''VideoGame/Brawlhalla''.''VideoGame/{{Brawlhalla}}''.
7th Jun '16 1:28:23 PM Wymar
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* If you manage to purify all the crystals in ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'', what awaits you is [[spoiler:an entire parallel world in which you have to do the entire thing over again]]. This has happened millions of times before, and you can do this process [[spoiler:five]] times [[spoiler:at which point TheDragon has succeeded in her plan to summon her boss into the celestial realm]]. Even with the rematches against the optional bosses being different from their first encounters, [[TropesAreNotGood this repetition has no sat well with many players]]. [[spoiler:Thankfully, the sequel downplays this by only having you press the ResetButton once]].
25th May '16 7:53:44 PM Baconator96
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* Earth's naturally occurring [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extinction_event#Patterns_in_frequency cycle of mass extinctions.]]
19th May '16 6:21:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Moties in TheMoteInGodsEye die if they don't reproduce regularly, so their population grows uncontrollably. Throughout their history they've repeatedly built up advanced civilizations only to collapse due to the inevitable wars due to overpopulation and competition for resources. Unlike Nightfall, they know this happens and have built many museums to store examples of technology so that civilization can be rebuilt faster the next time, in the hope that eventually they will have some breakthrough and break the cycle. Unfortunately for them, by the time humanity discovers them they've used up most of the natural resources in their system, and one of the Moties notes that each fall takes them further back because of this.

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* The Moties in TheMoteInGodsEye ''Literature/TheMoteInGodsEye'' die if they don't reproduce regularly, so their population grows uncontrollably. Throughout their history they've repeatedly built up advanced civilizations only to collapse due to the inevitable wars due to overpopulation and competition for resources. Unlike Nightfall, they know this happens and have built many museums to store examples of technology so that civilization can be rebuilt faster the next time, in the hope that eventually they will have some breakthrough and break the cycle. Unfortunately for them, by the time humanity discovers them they've used up most of the natural resources in their system, and one of the Moties notes that each fall takes them further back because of this.
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