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16th Nov '17 8:15:59 AM BeerBaron
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* This is a cornerstone of the most fundamentalist Elven religions in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''. They hold that reality is a prison that souls are trapped in by the trickster Lorkhan when he bound his fellow greater gods to form the Mundus, but was tricked in turn and killed. In more Man-based religions, it's held that the pre-creation divinity state was the prison, and the Mundus is a proving ground in which to transcend beyond the original gods, with Lorkhan (or "Shor" as he's known to the most [[RatedMForManly manliest race of men]], the Nords) deliberately failing to do so himself in order for all else to "know how ''not'' to fail." In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', the Thalmor, an Elven extremist group that seized power in Summerset Isle (the ancestral home of all elves), is attempting to unravel all of reality in some mad scheme to return to pre-creation divinity. How? Throughout all the previous games, several pillars holding reality together were destroyed or otherwise depowered (Numidium, Red Mountain, White-Gold Tower), and reality was basically being held together by reverence and worship in the first known person to have undergone such apotheosis: Talos. The Thalmor have banned worship of Talos to undo reality.

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* This In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, this is a cornerstone of the most fundamentalist Elven religions in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''. of [[OurElvesAreBetter the races of Mer (Elves)]], particularly for the Altmer (High Elves). They hold that reality is a prison that souls are trapped in by the trickster Lorkhan when he bound some of his fellow greater gods [[OurGodsAreDifferent et'Ada ("original spirits")]] to form the Mundus, but the mortal plane, and was tricked in turn and killed. In more Man-based religions, it's held "[[GodIsDead killed]]" by them as a result. The religions of Men, on the other hand, hold that the [[HellOfAHeaven pre-creation divinity state was the prison, prison]], and the Mundus is a proving ground in which to transcend beyond the original gods, spirits, with Lorkhan (or "Shor" as he's known to the most [[RatedMForManly manliest race of men]], the Nords) deliberately failing to do so himself in order for all else to "know how ''not'' not to fail." In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', the Thalmor, The [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Thalmor]], an Elven Altmeri extremist group that who seized power in Summerset Isle (the ancestral home of all elves), is following the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion Crisis]], are attempting to unravel all of reality [[OmnicidalManiac undo creation]] in some mad a scheme to return to pre-creation divinity. How? Throughout all the previous games, centuries, several pillars [[TheTower metaphysical "Towers"]] holding reality together were destroyed or otherwise depowered de-powered (Numidium, Red Mountain, White-Gold Tower), and reality was basically being held together by reverence and worship in the first known person to have undergone such apotheosis: Talos. [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Talos]]. The Thalmor have essentially banned worship of Talos in an attempt to undo reality.''undo creation''.
6th Nov '17 6:09:56 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** "[[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor The Day of the Doctor]]" reveals [[spoiler:Gallifrey wasn't destroyed but placed in a pocket dimension by the Doctor, though he [[LaserGuidedAmnesia forgets]] this due to TimeyWimeyBall.]]

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** "[[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor The Day of the Doctor]]" reveals [[spoiler:Gallifrey wasn't destroyed but placed in a pocket dimension by the Doctor, though he [[LaserGuidedAmnesia forgets]] this due to TimeyWimeyBall. They later wandered back on their own, and are currently hiding at the end of time.]]
30th Sep '17 10:03:47 PM nombretomado
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* ''ImmortalDefense'' has this and DeathOfTheOldGods as a main theme of the game, although it's debatable if pathspace defenders can be actually considered gods. [[spoiler: Fittingly enough, Götterdämmerung is actually a title of a level in one of the final campaigns, showcased at the peak of your insanity.]]

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* ''ImmortalDefense'' ''VideoGame/ImmortalDefense'' has this and DeathOfTheOldGods as a main theme of the game, although it's debatable if pathspace defenders can be actually considered gods. [[spoiler: Fittingly enough, Götterdämmerung is actually a title of a level in one of the final campaigns, showcased at the peak of your insanity.]]
9th Sep '17 1:50:37 PM Mr.Phorcys
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** This is after the Titans themselves depose the primordial deities before ''them''.
** And the Trojan War can be seen as this, as it was considered the end of the Heroic Age and the start of history from the Greeks' point of view.
22nd Jun '17 9:20:34 AM MaulMachine
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* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' universe, of course, had the highly advanced Forerunners, who were forced to activate their Halos and destroy themselves and all sentient life in the galaxy to starve out the Flood. There's a great quote in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' from one of the Halo AIs that demonstrates the amount of time that passed:

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* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' universe, of course, had the highly advanced Forerunners, who were forced to activate their Halos and destroy themselves and all sentient life in the galaxy to starve out the Flood. Interestingly, the Forerunners themselves ''deliberately'' enacted one of these themselves, against the StarfishAliens that preceded them, out of a combination of paranoia, racism, resentment, and envy. There's a great quote in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' from one of the Halo AIs that demonstrates the amount of time that passed:passed between the extinction of the Forerunners and the Human-Covenant War:
22nd Jun '17 9:15:44 AM MaulMachine
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** The legendarium also prophesies of a more literal end/renewal of the world, when Morgoth will finally escape the Great Void into which he was cast at the end of the First Age and destroy the Sun and the Moon, but Eärendil will cast him down to Earth, where the armies of Ar-Pharazôn the Golden will reawaken to do battle against Morgoth. Finally Túrin Turambar will slay him once and for all and the Children of Húrin will finallb be avenged. In the tumult of battle the lost Silmarils will be cast out of the Earth and Water and Fëanor will return them to the Valar, who will use them to rekindle the Two Trees and the World will be recreated anew.

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** The legendarium also prophesies of a more literal end/renewal of the world, when Morgoth will finally escape the Great Void into which he was cast at the end of the First Age and destroy the Sun and the Moon, but Eärendil will cast him down to Earth, where the armies of Ar-Pharazôn the Golden will reawaken to do battle against Morgoth. one faction or another. Finally Túrin Turambar will slay him once and for all and the Children of Húrin will finallb finally be avenged. In the tumult of battle the lost Silmarils will be cast out of the Earth and Water and Fëanor will return them to the Valar, who will use them to rekindle the Two Trees and the World will be recreated anew. Interestingly, the fate of Ar-Pharazôn and his forces is entirely uncertain; the published text says only that he will return at the end of time, with no real description of his loyalties or what state he will be in.
15th May '17 1:50:50 PM 64SuperNintendo
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13th Mar '17 8:02:09 AM XadhoomXado
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* In ''Series/{{Angel}}'' and ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', the [[EldritchAbomination Old Gods]] were overthrown long ago and supplanted by humanity. It's really driven home when an Old God returns in ''Angel'' only to find her armies long dead and crumbling to dust while her own replacement body can't withstand her own power. The sight of a Lovecraftian horror beaten down by time, trapped in a human shell with only a fraction of her former power, and utterly alone without a purpose in life is [[BrokenAngel rather sad.]]

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* In ''Series/{{Angel}}'' and ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', the [[EldritchAbomination Old Gods]] Ones]] were overthrown long ago and supplanted by humanity. It's really driven home when an Old God One returns in ''Angel'' only to find her armies long dead and crumbling to dust while her own replacement body can't withstand her own power. The sight of a Lovecraftian horror beaten down by time, trapped in a human shell with only a fraction of her former power, and utterly alone without a purpose in life is [[BrokenAngel rather sad.]]
17th Jan '17 6:02:00 PM ZimFan89
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** Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor reveals [[spoiler:Gallifrey wasn't destroyed but placed in a pocket dimension by the Doctor, though he [[LaserGuidedAmnesia forgets]] this due to TimeyWimeyBall.]]

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** Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "[[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor The Day of the Doctor]]" reveals [[spoiler:Gallifrey wasn't destroyed but placed in a pocket dimension by the Doctor, though he [[LaserGuidedAmnesia forgets]] this due to TimeyWimeyBall.]]
17th Jan '17 6:01:33 PM ZimFan89
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** "Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor" reveals [[spoiler:Gallifrey wasn't destroyed but placed in a pocket dimension by the Doctor, though he [[LaserGuidedAmnesia forgets]] this due to TimeyWimeyBall.]]

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** "Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor" Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor reveals [[spoiler:Gallifrey wasn't destroyed but placed in a pocket dimension by the Doctor, though he [[LaserGuidedAmnesia forgets]] this due to TimeyWimeyBall.]]
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