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5th Aug '16 9:01:30 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''{{Franchise/Halo}}''. The namesake of the series [[spoiler:is simultaneously a warning and the threat.]] Also, humans [[spoiler:are the Reclaimers chosen by the Forerunners to take up their cultural legacy, called [[http://www.halopedian.com/Mantle the Mantle]].]]
* It's the whole premise of ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', [[DoomedByCanon as you already know]] that the entire planet will be destroyed with barely any survivors, but that one ship makes it out with the coordinates to reach the first Halo. The last parts of the game are all about retrieving the data from an ancient ruin before it's overrun by enemies and take it to the last remaining warship in the hope that it will find something at the coordinates to help save humanity from total extinction. At that points it seems as if you're the last handful of humans still alive on the planet and when the Autumn takes off, you stay behind to cover their escape, watching it disappear into the sky. [[spoiler:And then you're completely alone in the ruins, with an infinite wave of enemies crashing down on you.]]

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* ''{{Franchise/Halo}}''. ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'':
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The namesake installations of the series [[spoiler:is are simultaneously a warning and the threat.]] threat. Also, humans [[spoiler:are the Reclaimers chosen by Halos' all-but-extinct creators, the Forerunners Forerunners, have [[spoiler:chosen humanity to be the "Reclaimers" who will take up their cultural legacy, called legacy known as [[http://www.halopedian.com/Mantle halopedia.org/Mantle the Mantle]].]]
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Mantle]]]].
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It's the whole premise of ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', [[DoomedByCanon as you already know]] that the entire planet will be destroyed with barely any survivors, but and that one ship makes it out the UNSC ''Pillar of Autumn'' will be able to escape with the coordinates to reach the first Halo. The last parts of the game are all about retrieving the data coordinates from an ancient Forerunner ruin before it's overrun by enemies enemies, and take it taking the data to the last remaining warship ''Autumn'' in the hope that it will find something at the coordinates to help save humanity from total extinction. At that points it seems as if this point, you're one of the last handful of humans still left alive on the planet entire planet, and when then the Autumn ''Autumn'' takes off, off as you stay behind to cover their its escape, watching it disappear into the sky. [[spoiler:And then you're completely alone in the ruins, alone, with an infinite wave of enemies crashing down on you.]]
19th Jul '16 10:28:03 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* As revealed in ''Anime/MacrossZero'', the [[{{Precursors}} Protoculture]] of ''Anime/Macross'' did it at least once: they left on Earth the Bird Human, to be activated when humanity reached the stars to reveal them the amazing technologies created by Protoculture... Or, if we hadn't renounced war yet, bomb us back to stone age so we wouldn't be another army of Zentraedi to ravage the galaxy.
* In ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' is implied that Zor sent his battlefortress to Earth for this, so someone that weren't either the tyrannical Robotech Masters or the now crazed Invid would hold the secrets of Robotechnology and the power source behind it and not misuse it. Sadly, the Masters' troops tracked his ship down before their fuel could run out...

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* As revealed in ''Anime/MacrossZero'', the [[{{Precursors}} Protoculture]] of ''Anime/Macross'' ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' did it at least once: they left on Earth the Bird Human, to be activated when humanity reached the stars to reveal them the amazing technologies created by Protoculture... Or, if we hadn't renounced war yet, bomb us back to the stone age so we wouldn't be another army of Zentraedi to ravage ravaging the galaxy.
* In ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' is ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', it's implied that Zor sent his battlefortress to Earth for this, so someone that weren't either the tyrannical Robotech Masters or the now crazed Invid would hold the secrets of Robotechnology and the power source behind it and not misuse it. Sadly, the Masters' troops tracked his ship down before their fuel could run out...
11th Jul '16 12:59:24 PM EDP
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* As revealed in ''Anime/MacrossZero'', the [[{{Precursors}} Protoculture]] of ''Anime/Macross'' did it at least once: they left on Earth the Bird Human, to be activated when humanity reached the stars to reveal them the amazing technologies created by Protoculture... Or, if we hadn't renounced war yet, bomb us back to stone age so we wouldn't be another army of Zentraedi to ravage the galaxy.
* In ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' is implied that Zor sent his battlefortress to Earth for this, so someone that weren't either the tyrannical Robotech Masters or the now crazed Invid would hold the secrets of Robotechnology and the power source behind it and not misuse it. Sadly, the Masters' troops tracked his ship down before their fuel could run out...
11th Jul '16 12:52:05 PM EDP
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* In ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'', Mind@#$%'s video gives Emp an idea on how to take down a seemingly unstoppable bad guy.
* Played straight and subverted in the Disney series ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures''. Before becoming a sun (and thus effectively [[HeroicSacrifice killing herself for her people's survival]]), [[PhysicalGod Xadhoom]] recorded a copy of her mind and immense knowledge. At first it seems subverted, as she also asked her storyteller father to send a last Evronian to steal the recording so her recorded mind would kill him by [[HoistByHisOwnPetard giving him the key of her power but not the key to SURVIVE her power]]. But then is played straight by the fact the surviving Evronians will know she's still around in a way, thus getting a good reason to steer away from the last Xerbians. Add that Paperinik has the recording and wants to give Xadhoom's mind a new body... [[FridgeLogic Maybe that's why in the future the last Evronian says it was Paperinik to destroy his people]].
** Also the Xerbians of the colony ship ''Antra''. Where the sister ship ''Xabra'' was shot down immediately and the ''Xenia'' escaped to establish a colony, the ''Antra'' went straight to Earth to warn us about the Evronians, so that our primitive but more militaristic race will be able to fight back and maybe stop them. Too bad they were caught between the Evronian fleet that had invaded Xerba and the one preparing the invasion of Earth...

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* In ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'', the superheroes entombed in the Suprahuman Mausoleum have all recorded videos that are played over their graves to give advice to future heroes. Most of the advice is useless, but Mind@#$%'s video gives advice of breaking with long-standing tradition and ''think'' before acting helps Emp an idea on how to take down a seemingly unstoppable bad guy.
* Played straight and subverted in ** {{Subverted}} with Empowered herself: after the Disney series ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures''. battle above she's asked to record one such message herself, but she refuses because she wants to be buried next to her late father.
* ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' uses this trope a lot:
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Before becoming a sun (and thus effectively [[HeroicSacrifice killing herself for her people's survival]]), [[PhysicalGod Xadhoom]] recorded a copy of her mind and immense knowledge. At first it seems subverted, {{subverted}}, as she also asked her storyteller father to send a one last Evronian to steal the recording so her recorded mind would kill him by [[HoistByHisOwnPetard giving him the key of her power but not the key to SURVIVE her power]]. power]]... But then her full plan is played straight by the fact revealed: [[DoubleSubverted after that the surviving Evronians will know she's still around in a way, thus getting a good reason to steer away from the last Xerbians. Add that Xerbians]]. Also, Paperinik now has the recording, and last said recording and is seen he says he wants to give Xadhoom's mind a new body... [[FridgeLogic Maybe that's why in body...
** When Xerba was conquered by
the future the last Evronian says it was Paperinik to destroy his people]].
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Evronians, the Xerbians of the were able to launch three colony ship ''Antra''. Where the sister ship ships. ''Xabra'' was shot down immediately immediately, and the ''Xenia'' escaped to establish a colony, but the flagship ''Antra'' went straight to Earth to warn us about the Evronians, so that our primitive but more militaristic race will would be able to fight back use their advanced technology ([[WeComeInPeaceShootToKill that the Evronians had to trick their way around, as Xerba's orbital defences were too much for them and maybe stop them. Too bad they were knew]]) and their data on the Evronian military to repel the eventual invasion, and possibly ultimately take them down. Sadly, they're caught between the Evronian fleet that had invaded Xerba and the one ''already'' preparing the invasion of Earth...Earth, and by the time the ''Antra'' is discovered by Paperinik [[spoiler: the ship is orbiting Saturn completely lifeless, save for a crazed defence droid that is trying to recreate a crew to protect]].
*** Xarion, a high-ranking Xerbian government officer who was on the ''Antra'', manages to escape with a copy of the database to try and reach Earth anyway, but finds himself with an Evronian SuperSoldier on his escape pod. [[spoiler:He manages to push the Evronian out and get to Earth, but [[ShaggyDogStory his use of an Evronian tracker gets him mistaken for an Evronian by Paperinik and the database is destroyed in the ensuing fight]]]].
** The ''Evronians'' did it too: after Xadhoom wiped out large parts of their military, [[PlanetSpaceship their mobile homeworld]], their emperor and most of the Imperial Council, a group of survivors dispatched to Earth Grrodon, a VoluntaryShapeShifting SuperSoldier, to prepare the planet for an invasion. The survivors are never heard of again, but [[spoiler:Grrodon, never getting identified, is able to use weapon caches and spores left on Earth and [[TheQuisling some local help]] to build an army that, in an alternate timeline, conquered Earth, turned it into a PlanetSpaceship and restored the Evronian Empire]].
** Again from the Evronians: as Xadhoom was destroying their mobile homeworld some members of the Scientific Caste, led by a cyborg called "Wise Among Us", took off with a colony ship to build a new Evronian nation, apparently on different principles from the Evronian Empire (they actually had two, but Xadhoom stole the other to escape with Paperinik, the surviving Xerbians and [[SlaveLiberation the former Coolflames]], and found there the equipment to copy her mind). They too disappear after this.
6th Jul '16 10:44:12 PM Discar
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Compare LivingRelic, MosesInTheBulrushes, ThanatosGambit, FishOutOfTemporalWater. Contrast OutsideContextVillain.

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Compare LivingRelic, MosesInTheBulrushes, ThanatosGambit, FishOutOfTemporalWater. Contrast OutsideContextVillain.
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5th Jul '16 4:10:01 PM morenohijazo
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* VideoGame/DeadSpace3: Dr Serrano's 200 year old logs are crucial for Isaac's attempt to stop Convergence. Serrano explicitly made them so that someone else might finish what he couldn't.

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* VideoGame/DeadSpace3: ''VideoGame/DeadSpace3'': Dr Serrano's 200 year old logs are crucial for Isaac's attempt to stop Convergence. Serrano explicitly made them so that someone else might finish what he couldn't.


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** The terminals are frontends to an archive meant as another case of this, preserving as much of human culture as its creators could get hold of, in the hope that some future intelligence would find it.
--> '''Alexandra Drennan:''' ''I hope you can find something in all those files - a song, a book, a movie, -maybe a game - just something that you'll love, that makes you realize how much poorer the universe would have been without it. I really hope so, because... [[LethallyExpensive a lot of people made a lot of sacrifices to preserve it all.]]''
6th Jun '16 2:09:25 AM Arivne
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* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP]]-[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1281 1281]] with it's last message from a civilization long gone.

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* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP]]-[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1281 1281]] with it's its last message from a civilization long gone.
26th May '16 9:01:34 PM pvsage
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* The premise of the series premiere of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is that Celestia was not able to defeat Nightmare Moon, but merely seal her away on the moon, after which Celestia's connection to the magic she had used was broken.[[note]]The latter points were revealed piecemeal over several season's worth of premieres and finales.[[/note]] The prophecy that 1000 years later "the stars will aid in [Nightmare Moon's] escape", at which time the only force that could defeat her (and turn her back into Celestia's sister Luna) is the Elements of Harmony, gives Twilight Sparkle the necessary knowledge; now if only she could [[BatmanGambit make some friends]]...

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* The premise of the series premiere of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is that Celestia was not able to defeat Nightmare Moon, but merely seal her away on the moon, after which Celestia's connection to the magic she had used was broken.[[note]]The latter points were revealed piecemeal over several season's worth of premieres and finales.[[/note]] The prophecy that 1000 years later "the stars will aid in [Nightmare Moon's] escape", at which time of Nightmare Moon's return and the only force that could means to defeat her (and turn can be assumed to have been written by Celestia herself to ensure that Nightmare Moon would be defeated (restoring her back into to Celestia's sister Luna) is the Elements of Harmony, gives Twilight Sparkle the necessary knowledge; now if only she could [[BatmanGambit make some friends]]...upon her return.
26th May '16 8:56:13 PM pvsage
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* The premise of the series premiere of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is that Celestia was not able to defeat Nightmare Moon, but merely seal her away on the moon, after which Celestia's connection to the magic she had used was broken.[[note]]The latter was revealed piecemeal over several season's worth of premieres and finales.[[/note]] The prophecy that 1000 years later "the stars will aid in [Nightmare Moon's] escape", at which time the only force that could defeat her (and turn her back into Celestia's sister Luna) is the Elements of Harmony, gives Twilight Sparkle the necessary knowledge; now if only she could [[BatmanGambit make some friends]]...

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* The premise of the series premiere of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is that Celestia was not able to defeat Nightmare Moon, but merely seal her away on the moon, after which Celestia's connection to the magic she had used was broken.[[note]]The latter was points were revealed piecemeal over several season's worth of premieres and finales.[[/note]] The prophecy that 1000 years later "the stars will aid in [Nightmare Moon's] escape", at which time the only force that could defeat her (and turn her back into Celestia's sister Luna) is the Elements of Harmony, gives Twilight Sparkle the necessary knowledge; now if only she could [[BatmanGambit make some friends]]...
26th May '16 8:54:37 PM pvsage
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* The premise of the series premiere of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is that Celestia was not able to defeat Nightmare Moon, but merely seal her away on the moon, after which Celestia's connection to the magic she had used was broken. The prophecy that 1000 years later "the stars will aid in [Nightmare Moon's] escape", at which time the only force that could defeat her (and turn her back into Celestia's sister Luna) is the Elements of Harmony, gives Twilight Sparkle the necessary knowledge; now if only she could [[BatmanGambit make some friends]]...

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* The premise of the series premiere of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is that Celestia was not able to defeat Nightmare Moon, but merely seal her away on the moon, after which Celestia's connection to the magic she had used was broken. [[note]]The latter was revealed piecemeal over several season's worth of premieres and finales.[[/note]] The prophecy that 1000 years later "the stars will aid in [Nightmare Moon's] escape", at which time the only force that could defeat her (and turn her back into Celestia's sister Luna) is the Elements of Harmony, gives Twilight Sparkle the necessary knowledge; now if only she could [[BatmanGambit make some friends]]...
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