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29th Apr '18 6:57:46 PM Meltemi
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* ''Outpost'', the failed predecessor of ''VideoGame/{{Outpost 2}}'' starts with the construction of a colony ship in case attempts to divert an asteroid from hitting Earth fail. The asteroid is broken apart, but its chunks are still expected to kill all life on Earth. The expedition leaves before the impact, doesn't receive any messages from Earth and assumes everybody is dead.

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* ''Outpost'', the failed predecessor of ''VideoGame/{{Outpost 2}}'' starts with the construction of a colony ship in case attempts to divert an asteroid from hitting Earth fail. The asteroid is broken apart, but its chunks are still expected to kill all life on Earth. The expedition leaves before the impact, doesn't receive any messages from Earth Earth, and assumes everybody is dead.
** ''VideoGame/{{Outpost 2}}'' starts well after the colony ship's arrival, but preserves the same origin story. As the opening cinematic bluntly puts it in the opening lines:
--> ''Historical overview: the Earth is
dead.''
27th Apr '18 9:30:45 AM MagiMecha
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* In TheStinger to ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', [[spoiler:before Nick Fury is one of the victims of Thanos' first usage of the Infinity Gauntlet, he's able to get in one last call... to Film/CaptainMarvel.]]
14th Apr '18 9:36:17 AM Theharbo
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What do you do when you want to give others a fighting chance against an evil you cannot beat[[note]]either because it'll appear when you're long dead, or because you, yourself have no hope for victory against it[[/note]] yourself? You ''Fling A Light Into The Future.''

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What do you do when you want to give others a fighting chance against an evil you cannot beat[[note]]either because it'll appear when you're long dead, or because you, yourself you have no hope for victory against it[[/note]] yourself? You ''Fling A Light Into The Future.''
31st Mar '18 7:23:40 PM Materioptikon
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* ''FanFic/PurpleDays'' has [[Series/GameOfThrones Joffrey Baratheon]] seeking out a mysterious ruin beyond the Sunset Sea. Upon inspecting it, he finds ancient records [[spoiler:of the elder race that came before Mankind in Planetos, telling him of his true purpose in finalizing the threat of the Long Night, begging him to fight the coming end of the world.]]
29th Mar '18 4:15:35 AM Joysweeper
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* The world of ''VideoGame/HorizonZeroDawn'' is the result of this. [[spoiler: Specifically, it's the result of Project Zero Dawn, mankind's final response against losing in a RobotWar that resulted in the destruction of Earth's entire biosphere. The project is an AI in control of massive underground facilities that created robots that terraformed the world back into a habitable state and hopefully preserve life on Earth]].

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* The world of ''VideoGame/HorizonZeroDawn'' is the result of this. [[spoiler: Specifically, it's the result of Project Zero Dawn, mankind's final response against losing in a RobotWar that resulted in the destruction of Earth's entire biosphere. The project is an AI in control of massive underground facilities that created robots that terraformed the world back into a habitable state and hopefully preserve life on Earth]]. A scientist working on this looks at a sibling project and instantly responds with Longfellow. "Humanity, with all its fears, with all its hopes of future years, is hanging breathless on thy fate!"
20th Mar '18 5:52:34 PM Scorntex
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** Also, the beacon from the beginning of the game served a similar purpose, though it was not intentional.

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** Also, the beacon from the beginning of the game served a similar purpose, though it wasn't entirely intentional. The Protheans left on Illos sent out a signal once they thought the Reapers were gone, just in case there was not intentional.someone, or anyone, out there to receive it, so they could know they weren't alone.
10th Mar '18 9:01:54 AM Tinandel_1
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* At first played straight in [[VideoGame/BlasterMaster Blaster Master Zero]], then subverted in the game's GoldenEnding. The setting's HumanAliens created a series of incredibly powerful weapons and sent them off into space to help anyone else who might be attacked by the same malevolent species that almost wiped them out. Subverted when it turns out that they are both still alive and kicking, and have been receiving data on the conflict sent back by their tools ever since the fight began; when they realize that what they send you isn't strong enough to defeat the mutants anymore, [[InfinityPlusOneSword they send you an upgraded version they've been working on in the intervening years.]]
3rd Mar '18 8:26:52 PM nombretomado
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* In {{Spectrobes}}: Beyond The Portals, the doomed civilization of the planet Nox left behind the "Dynalium" a weapon that could potentially be used against the Krawl, with the hopes that if another set of humans were to discover it, they could use it to succeed where they failed.
** Aldous himself counts as one.

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* In {{Spectrobes}}: ''{{VideoGame/Spectrobes}}: Beyond The Portals, Portals'', the doomed civilization of the planet Nox left behind the "Dynalium" a weapon that could potentially be used against the Krawl, with the hopes that if another set of humans were to discover it, they could use it to succeed where they failed.
** %%** Aldous himself counts as one.
7th Jan '18 4:54:46 PM Amahn
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** A variation in ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda''. The true objective of the Andromeda Initiative was not to fight the Reapers, but to allow the dominant races to carry on outside the Reaper's reach in another galaxy after the Milky Way burned. Though no one involved in the project knew it, and when it's learned that the galaxy was invaded (with an unknown outcome) while they were enroute it's thought best to not share the information with the colonists.
2nd Jan '18 4:21:36 AM mzytryck01
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** On a more personal level, you can find time capsules left by an otherwise unremarkable engineer named Bashar Mati, who specifically ''didn't'' try to make the story of [[spoiler: humanity's technological progression and eventual extinction at the hands of their creations]] last through the future, but instead told ''his'' story, concluding with "Once upon a time, on a planet called Earth, there lived a boy named Bashar, who loved his mother. Very, very much."
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