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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.
1st Mar '17 6:43:31 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.
17th Feb '17 1:46:05 PM Kostya
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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsX'' reveals that modern society is the result of this. The Foreteller Ava knew the upcoming Keyblade War would destroy the world so she created a group of Keyblade Wielders called the Dandelions and told them to flee and return after the battle ended. It's implied that these children and their descendants created the Disney worlds of the present.

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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsX'' reveals that modern society is present day worlds are the result of this. The Foreteller Ava knew the upcoming Keyblade War would destroy the world so she created a group of Keyblade Wielders called the Dandelions and told them to flee and return after the battle ended. It's implied that these children and their descendants created the Disney worlds of the present.
17th Feb '17 1:45:00 PM Kostya
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*''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsX'' reveals that modern society is the result of this. The Foreteller Ava knew the upcoming Keyblade War would destroy the world so she created a group of Keyblade Wielders called the Dandelions and told them to flee and return after the battle ended. It's implied that these children and their descendants created the Disney worlds of the present.
26th Jan '17 7:45:34 PM PaulA
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* Essentially the reason for the eponymous ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' in Creator/IsaacAsimov's series of that name, both in actual fact and the cover story... except, instead of flinging a light of knowledge and possibility into the future for others, it's for humanity itself.
** To explain for those who haven't read the trilogy: the official purpose of the Foundation was to produce an encyclopedia to be placed in every library of the galaxy before the fall of the Galactic Empire, so that the fall would not mean the loss of ''scientific'' knowledge, giving humanity a headstart on putting things back in order. The actual purpose was to create a gathering of scientific knowledge, scientists and others in the right place and the right time to eventually grow into the political framework of a Second Galactic Empire.

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* Essentially the reason for the eponymous In Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' in Creator/IsaacAsimov's series of that name, series, this is essentially the reason for the Foundation, both in actual fact and the cover story... except, instead of flinging a light of knowledge and possibility into the future for others, it's for humanity itself.
** To explain for those who haven't read the trilogy: the
itself. The official purpose of the Foundation was to produce an encyclopedia to be placed in every library of the galaxy before the fall of the Galactic Empire, so that the fall would not mean the loss of ''scientific'' knowledge, giving humanity a headstart on putting things back in order. The actual purpose was to create a gathering of scientific knowledge, scientists and others in the right place and the right time to eventually grow into the political framework of a Second Galactic Empire.
8th Jan '17 2:36:17 PM nombretomado
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* DoubleSubversion in ''UltimateMarvel'' with the Vision, who was created by a world that was about to be destroyed by the Gah Lak Tus and sent across the cosmos to visit each world that was going to be targeted by it, in order to... record that planet's cultures and leave, believing that [[NothingCanSaveUsNow nothing can stand against the Gah Lak Tus]]. But because HumansAreSpecial, Vision ends up fulfilling this trope and helping save the world anyway.

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* DoubleSubversion in ''UltimateMarvel'' ''ComicBook/UltimateMarvel'' with the Vision, who was created by a world that was about to be destroyed by the Gah Lak Tus and sent across the cosmos to visit each world that was going to be targeted by it, in order to... record that planet's cultures and leave, believing that [[NothingCanSaveUsNow nothing can stand against the Gah Lak Tus]]. But because HumansAreSpecial, Vision ends up fulfilling this trope and helping save the world anyway.
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