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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.
29th Apr '16 6:05:21 PM YpsiFang
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* According to Queen Nai, Ragnarok is something akin to this in ''''VideoGame/Brawlhalla (Video Game)''.

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* According to Queen Nai, Ragnarok is something akin to this in ''''VideoGame/Brawlhalla (Video Game)''.''''VideoGame/Brawlhalla''.
29th Apr '16 6:04:48 PM YpsiFang
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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 (Video Game)''.
29th Apr '16 6:01:57 PM YpsiFang
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*According to Queen Nai, Ragnarok is something akin to this in ''VideoGame/Brawlhalla''.
27th Apr '16 4:43:34 AM KlawKalash
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* The [=GodTime=] in Tabletop/{{RuneQuest}} is inspired by Mircea Eliade's mythological version of this concept.
10th Apr '16 11:07:11 AM Saber15
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* In Creator/RobertReed's ''An Exaltation of Larks'' the travelers from the [[TheStarsAreGoingOut heat death of the universe]] have been making their way back to the Big Bang to turn the universe into a PerpetualMotionMachine by setting it up for eternal recurrence; rather than succumb to a slow heat death where no energy can be generated and the stars have died, it will instead cyclically expand, [[ApocalypseHow contract]], and then expand again over billions and billions of years, allowing life to start again.

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In Creator/RobertReed's ''An Exaltation of Larks'' the travelers from the [[TheStarsAreGoingOut heat death of the universe]] have been making their way back to the Big Bang to turn the universe into a PerpetualMotionMachine by setting it up for eternal recurrence; rather than succumb to a slow heat death where no energy can be generated and the stars have died, it will instead cyclically expand, [[ApocalypseHow contract]], and then expand again over billions and billions of years, allowing life to start again.again.
** In ''Literature/SisterAlice'', the climax reveals that the InterdimensionalTravelDevice built in the core of the Milky Way is [[spoiler: known to fail]] causing an all-annihilating sphere of destruction that ravages the core of the galaxy. Sister Alice uses the device [[spoiler: to send the nigh-godlike Family members to newly generated universes, where they will eventually create a new travel device that destroys the galaxy, creating a new universe in the process and sending a Family member through, recursively forever]]
10th Apr '16 9:32:24 AM koopinator
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** According to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poincar_recurrence_theorem Poincaré recurrence theorem]], any finite system will eventually return to its original state. This includes the universe, if it is finite; however, this will take [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_far_future 10^10^10^10^10^1.1 years]], so an exceedingly long time.

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** According to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poincar_recurrence_theorem org/wiki/Poincaré_recurrence_theorem Poincaré recurrence theorem]], any finite system will eventually return to its original state. This includes the universe, if it is finite; however, this will take [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_far_future 10^10^10^10^10^1.1 years]], so an exceedingly long time.
10th Apr '16 9:31:44 AM koopinator
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** According to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poincar%C3%A9_recurrence_theorem Poincaré recurrence theorem]], any finite system will eventually return to its original state. This includes the universe, if it is finite; however, this will take [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_far_future 10^10^10^10^10^1.1 years]], so an exceedingly long time.

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** According to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poincar%C3%A9_recurrence_theorem org/wiki/Poincar_recurrence_theorem Poincaré recurrence theorem]], any finite system will eventually return to its original state. This includes the universe, if it is finite; however, this will take [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_far_future 10^10^10^10^10^1.1 years]], so an exceedingly long time.
6th Apr '16 6:08:18 PM ultimomant
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** The universe consists of a natural one: the universe begins with Fauna Luster's (the Goddess of Beginnings) dawn (the Big Bang), lives out it's natural life expectancy until heat death at which point Entropy devours the dead universe and all four [[TopGod Elders (of which the above are two of)]] spend the intervening time setting the foundations for the next universe Entropy made room for.

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** The universe consists of a natural one: the universe begins with Fauna Luster's (the Goddess of Beginnings) dawn (the Big Bang), lives out it's its natural life expectancy until heat death at which point Entropy devours the dead universe and all four [[TopGod Elders (of which the above are two of)]] spend the intervening time setting the foundations for the next universe Entropy made room for.
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