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23rd Jun '17 9:46:27 PM SgtFrog1
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** Speaking of art, one of the last things [[Series/TheJoyOfPainting Bob Ross]] did before dying of lymphoma was to certify other people to teach his painting style so the world would always have some happy little trees.
17th Apr '17 5:04:17 PM nombretomado
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* In a StephenBaxter's short story "The Quagma Datum," a species in the ''very'' early universe creates a lithium 7 nova as a signal to the later universe that they were there.

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* In a StephenBaxter's Creator/StephenBaxter's short story "The Quagma Datum," a species in the ''very'' early universe creates a lithium 7 nova as a signal to the later universe that they were there.
15th Apr '17 5:16:03 PM Pilomotor
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* In ''LightNovel/NoGameNoLife'', the former "Fool King" of Immanity had challenged the Warbeast race eight times to a game, betting large portions of territory despite the kingdom's resources being nearly spent. While most of the territory was useless with his people's existing technology, this still ended with eight losses that cost his people the majority of their territory and left them with nothing but a single city remaining. However, while this appeared to be a fool act that hastened the demise of the human race, the truth is [[spoiler:the king knew the kingdom's resources were running out fast and that he personally had little chance to defeat any of the other races, so he challenged the Warbeasts who required contestants to have their memories erased in order to prevent loss on their part, used his resources and apparent weakness to convince them to play with the decreased cost of not telling anyone as long as he lived, and then worked around this pledge by sealing his knowledge in a book to be opened by the next king. In this way, he managed to leave his successor enough knowledge to fight the Warbeasts and win.]]

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* In ''LightNovel/NoGameNoLife'', the former "Fool King" of Immanity had challenged the Warbeast race eight times to a game, betting large portions of territory despite the kingdom's resources being nearly spent. While most of the territory was useless with his people's existing technology, this still ended with eight losses that cost his people the majority of their territory and left them with nothing but a single city remaining. However, while this appeared to be a fool act that hastened the demise of the human race, the truth is [[spoiler:the king knew the kingdom's resources were running out fast and that he personally had little chance to defeat any of the other races, so he challenged the Warbeasts who required contestants to have their memories erased in order to prevent loss on their part, used his resources and apparent weakness to convince them to play with the decreased cost of not telling anyone as long as he lived, and then worked around this pledge by sealing his knowledge in a book to be opened by the next king. Then, instead of passing the crown to his daughter, he arranged it that the next king would be chosen by a series of contests. In this way, he managed to leave gave his race a fighting chance, ensuring that the knowledge he'd accumulated would be in the hands of a talented successor enough knowledge capable of using it to fight challenge the Warbeasts and win.]]
12th Apr '17 5:10:22 PM Lopiny
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** Also from VideoGame/StarcraftII: The ''Spear of Adun'' is an absolutely gigantic spaceship, housing the best technology, weapons, culture, warriors, power sources and warpdrive from a time in [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Protoss]] history where it was experiencing a GoldenAge. Created entirely because said GoldenAge Protoss realized that their GoldenAge ''might not last forever'' and that sometime in the future, their descendants might be facing their DarkestHour. So instead of just resting on their laurels, they put all their technological know-how into creating the best possible light to fling into the future, sealing a good chunk of their society away in stasis while telling their offspring 'Do not break the stasis of [[SealedGoodInACan this spaceship]] unless shit has '''''really''''' hit the fan'. A little more than a thousand years later and their descendants are indeed facing their DarkestHour. [[spoiler: The Spear of Adun is broken out of stasis, and it ''succeeds'' in the purpose for which it was created.

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** Also from VideoGame/StarcraftII: The ''Spear of Adun'' is an absolutely gigantic spaceship, housing the best technology, weapons, culture, warriors, power sources and warpdrive from a time in [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Protoss]] history where it was experiencing a GoldenAge. Created entirely because said GoldenAge Protoss realized that their GoldenAge ''might not last forever'' and that sometime in the future, their descendants might be facing their DarkestHour. So instead of just resting on their laurels, they put all their technological know-how into creating the best possible light to fling into the future, sealing a good chunk of their society away in stasis while telling their offspring 'Do not break the stasis of [[SealedGoodInACan this spaceship]] unless shit has '''''really''''' hit the fan'. A little more than a thousand years later and their descendants are indeed facing their DarkestHour. [[spoiler: The Spear of Adun is broken out of stasis, and it ''succeeds'' in the purpose for which it was created.created]]. Technically, the Spear of Adun was one of three such arkships, but the other two got destroyed shortly after the battle with the Overmind.
26th Mar '17 1:16:30 PM nombretomado
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* ''Manga/FlameOfRecca'': Recca was born in the Warring States Era, but flung into the future (that is, our present) by a forbidden spell, to escape the annihilation of his ninja-clan at the hands of OdaNobunaga. Unfortunately, TheRival PsychoForHire hitched a ride...

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* ''Manga/FlameOfRecca'': Recca was born in the Warring States Era, but flung into the future (that is, our present) by a forbidden spell, to escape the annihilation of his ninja-clan at the hands of OdaNobunaga.UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga. Unfortunately, TheRival PsychoForHire hitched a ride...
26th Mar '17 9:16:56 AM Unityd3v
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* The world of ''VideoGame/HorizonZeroDawn'' is the result of this. [[spoiler: Specifically, it's the result of Project Zero Dawn, mankinds 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, mankinds 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]].
26th Mar '17 9:16:27 AM Unityd3v
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* The world of ''VideoGame/HorizonZeroDawn'' is the result of this. [[spoiler: Specifically, it's the result of Project Zero Dawn, mankinds 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]].
23rd Mar '17 10:53:29 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Also from VideoGame/StarcraftII: The ''Spear of Adun'' is an absolutely gigantic spaceship, housing the best technology, weapons, culture, warriors, power sources and warpdrive from a time in [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Protoss]] history where it was experiencing a GoldenAge. Created entirely because said GoldenAge Protoss realized that their GoldenAge ''[[GenreSavvy might not last forever]]'' and that sometime in the future, their descendants might be facing their DarkestHour. So instead of just resting on their laurels, they put all their technological know-how into creating the best possible light to fling into the future, sealing a good chunk of their society away in stasis while telling their offspring 'Do not break the stasis of [[SealedGoodInACan this spaceship]] unless shit has '''''really''''' hit the fan'. A little more than a thousand years later and their descendants are indeed facing their DarkestHour. [[spoiler: The Spear of Adun is broken out of stasis, and it ''succeeds'' in the purpose for which it was created. Without the genre savviness of the ancient Protoss, [[ApocalypseHow the universe would have experienced total extinction of ''all'' life.]]]]

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** Also from VideoGame/StarcraftII: The ''Spear of Adun'' is an absolutely gigantic spaceship, housing the best technology, weapons, culture, warriors, power sources and warpdrive from a time in [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Protoss]] history where it was experiencing a GoldenAge. Created entirely because said GoldenAge Protoss realized that their GoldenAge ''[[GenreSavvy might ''might not last forever]]'' forever'' and that sometime in the future, their descendants might be facing their DarkestHour. So instead of just resting on their laurels, they put all their technological know-how into creating the best possible light to fling into the future, sealing a good chunk of their society away in stasis while telling their offspring 'Do not break the stasis of [[SealedGoodInACan this spaceship]] unless shit has '''''really''''' hit the fan'. A little more than a thousand years later and their descendants are indeed facing their DarkestHour. [[spoiler: The Spear of Adun is broken out of stasis, and it ''succeeds'' in the purpose for which it was created. Without the genre savviness of the ancient Protoss, [[ApocalypseHow the universe would have experienced total extinction of ''all'' life.]]]]



** When Italy signed the armistice with the Allies, Supermarina (the naval command) and the smartest parts of the government, [[GenreSavvy knowing that the Germans would have fought on anyway with the help of the remaining troops loyal to Mussolini]], sent many troops to the mountains and the Allies-occupied zones in the south and most of the fleet to Malta, ready to fight to take back the country and, for the troops in the mountains, [[LaResistance make hell for the former allies]] and [[LesCollaborateurs the Fascists]].

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** When Italy signed the armistice with the Allies, Supermarina (the naval command) and the smartest parts of the government, [[GenreSavvy knowing that the Germans would have fought on anyway with the help of the remaining troops loyal to Mussolini]], Mussolini, sent many troops to the mountains and the Allies-occupied zones in the south and most of the fleet to Malta, ready to fight to take back the country and, for the troops in the mountains, [[LaResistance make hell for the former allies]] and [[LesCollaborateurs the Fascists]].
20th Mar '17 11:40:57 AM Ulrik54
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* This happens to Luke, Leia, Yoda, Obi-Wan, and the whole proto-rebellion at the end of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''. Obi-wan and Yoda go into exile, the twins are sent to adoptive families in secret, and the rebellious senators vote FOR the newly christened Emperor.

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* This happens to [[Franchise/StarWars Luke, Leia, Yoda, Obi-Wan, and the whole proto-rebellion proto-rebellion]] at the end of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''. Obi-wan and Yoda go into exile, the twins are sent to adoptive families in secret, and the rebellious senators vote FOR the newly christened Emperor.Emperor.
** We [[ForegoneConclusion all know]] [[Film/ANewHope they succeed in getting the Death Star plans]], but ''Film/RogueOne'' shows us the nightmare it took to accomplish that. By the end of the film, [[spoiler:''everyone'' except for those SavedByCanon are dead, dying only with the knowledge that their efforts have brought the plans into the right hands and that there is hope for the galaxy.]]
6th Mar '17 7:14:12 AM EspyPsyche
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* In ''Literature/TheRadiantDawn'', High Priestess Amynta did this when Athens was under siege by the Romans. Knowing that the Solari would not be able to break the siege, and that her and her sisters would all perish in the battle, the Solari statue was imbued with Apollo's power. The titular hero opened it and claimed the power for herself, becoming the first Solari High Priestess in two thousand years.

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* In ''Literature/TheRadiantDawn'', High Priestess Amynta did this when Athens was under siege by the Romans. Knowing that the Solari would not be able to break the siege, and that her and her sisters would all perish in the battle, the Solari statue was imbued with Apollo's power. The titular hero opened it and claimed the power for herself, becoming the first Solari High Priestess in two thousand years.years...right in the middle of the zombie apocalypse.
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