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22nd Nov '17 8:46:53 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'':
** The war between Equestria and the Changelings, which began after the destruction of Canterlot Castle and the deaths of everyone within, and ended when Blueblood slew Queen Chrysalis. Its ramifications are still being felt a thousand years later, including the treatment of the Changelings.
** When Sombra returned, he started the Crystal World War, which lasted ten years and took the entire world working together to drive him back to his empire's capital and kill him.
21st Nov '17 6:55:05 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''FanFic/AChanceMeetingOfTwoMoons'': [[spoiler:There was a war between Order and Chaos in the past, with a majority of the alicorns and dragonquui of the multiverse fighting each other. This war is the reason why there are so few alicorns in the multiverse, and why the Doors to the Realms In Between have largely been sealed off.]]
18th Nov '17 8:44:19 PM Scifiwriterguy
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** The film loops back to this trope ''again'' in the late second act, when the protagonist visits the remnants of a museum's collection kept (however ignorantly) by the Eloi. The "talking rings" recording devices relate the horrific effects, then aftermath, of a cataclysmic global war that ostensibly occurred during the period that the Time Machine was buried in rock. (Speaking as it does of the destruction of oxygen factories and germ warfare, it's unclear whether it is the same war whose nuclear strike the protagonist narrowly avoids in his second "future stop," or one that follows.)
16th Nov '17 8:44:31 AM BeerBaron
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** The Tiber Wars were a series of wars fought as part of Tiber Septim's campaign to conquer all of Tamriel. Septim had conquered all but Morrowind (protected by their [[PhysicalGod Physical Gods]] and the Summerset Isles (protected by their powerful magics) during the late Second Era, the only two provinces the last empire out of Cyrodiil, the Reman Dynasty, had failed to conquer. Unknown to Septim, the Dunmer demi-gods of Morrowind, known as the Tribunal, had been cut off from their divine power source by their ancient enemy, Dagoth Ur. Septim's legions easily sacked Mournhold, the capital of Morrowind. Without their gods to protect them, the rest of Morrowind would have been devastated in a protracted war with Septim's legions. Knowing this, Vivec, one of these gods, met with Septim and forged an Armistice. Morrowind would join the empire as a VoluntaryVassal, sparing his people from war. In addition, Vivec offered the Dwemer-crafted [[RealityWarper Reality Warping]] HumongousMecha - The Numidium - to Septim in exchange for special privileges for Morrowind. (Specifially, continued Great House rule, free worship of the Tribunal, and the right to continue practicing slavery which was outlawed elsewhere in the empire.) Septim then used the Numidium to [[CurbStompBattle Curb Stomp]] the Altmer of the Summerset Isles (sacking their capital in less than hour), bringing them under the rule of men for the first time in history. With the unification of Tamriel, Septim began the Third Era of Tamriellic history during which the games from ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena Arena]]'' to ''[[TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' all take place.
** The War of Betony was fought between the Bretons of Daggerfall under King Lysandus and the Redguard of Sentinel under King Camaron over control of the strategically important island of Betony in the Iliac Bay. Both kings were slain during the war, which saw Lysandus' son lead the forces of Daggerfall to victory. Lysandus' ghost, however, returned to haunt the city of Daggerfall, which kicks off the plot to the ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]''.
** The "Great War" was fought between the forces of the Aldmeri Dominion under the leadership of the anti-human extremist Thalmor and the remnants of the Septim Empire under Emperor Titus Mede II in the Fourth Era. The Dominion's forces sacked the Imperial City, committing gruesome atrocities against the city's populace. With reinforcements from his Nord forces in Skyrim, Mede was able to recapture the city, but at great cost. Knowing that his empire was too exhausted to endure further conflict, Mede reluctantly signed the White-Gold Concordant; a treaty that, among other things, banned the worship of Talos in the Empire. This particular provision angered the Nords most of all, leading to the Civil War in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''.

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** The Tiber Wars were a series of wars fought as part of [[TheConqueror Tiber Septim's Septim]]'s campaign to conquer all of Tamriel. Septim had conquered all but Morrowind (protected by their [[PhysicalGod Physical Gods]] and the Summerset Isles (protected by their [[WitchSpecies powerful magics) magics]]) during the late Second 2nd Era, the only two provinces the last empire out of Cyrodiil, the Reman Dynasty, had failed to conquer. conquer.[[note]]Reman I was able to get the Altmer to join his Empire, but not by military force. He got them to join via treaty with exceptionally favorable terms to the Altmer.[[/note]] Unknown to Septim, the Dunmer demi-gods of Morrowind, known as the Tribunal, had been cut off from their divine power source by their ancient enemy, Dagoth Ur. Septim's legions easily sacked Mournhold, the capital of Morrowind. Without their gods to protect them, the rest of Morrowind would have been devastated in a protracted war with Septim's legions. Knowing this, Vivec, one of these gods, met with Septim and forged an Armistice. Morrowind would join the empire as a VoluntaryVassal, sparing his people from war. In addition, Vivec offered the Dwemer-crafted [[RealityWarper Reality Warping]] HumongousMecha - The Numidium - to Septim in exchange for special privileges for Morrowind. (Specifially, continued [[TheClan Great House House]] rule, free worship of the Tribunal, and the right to continue practicing slavery which was outlawed elsewhere in the empire.) Septim then used the Numidium to [[CurbStompBattle Curb Stomp]] the Altmer of the Summerset Isles (sacking their capital in less than hour), bringing them under the rule of men for the first time in history. With the unification of Tamriel, Septim began the Third Era of Tamriellic history during which the games from ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena Arena]]'' to ''[[TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' all take place.
** The War of Betony was fought between the Bretons of Daggerfall under King Lysandus and the Redguard Redguards of Sentinel under King Camaron over control of the strategically important island of Betony in the Iliac Bay. Both kings were slain during the war, which saw Lysandus' son lead the forces of Daggerfall to victory. Lysandus' ghost, however, returned to haunt the city of Daggerfall, which kicks off the plot to the ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]''.
** The "Great War" was fought between the forces of the [[AntiHumanAlliance Aldmeri Dominion Dominion]] under the leadership of the anti-human extremist Thalmor [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Thalmor]] and the remnants [[VestigialEmpire remnants]] of the Septim Empire under Emperor Titus Mede II in the Fourth 4th Era. The Dominion's forces sacked the Imperial City, committing gruesome atrocities against the city's populace. With reinforcements from his Nord forces in Skyrim, Mede was able to recapture the city, but at great cost. Knowing that his empire was too exhausted to endure further conflict, Mede reluctantly [[WonTheWarLostThePEace signed the White-Gold Concordant; Concordant]]; a treaty that, among other things, banned the worship of Talos [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Talos]] in the Empire. This particular provision angered the Nords most of all, leading to the Civil War {{Civil War}} in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''.
14th Nov '17 8:36:05 PM TSBasilisk
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* ''VideoGame/GuildWars'': Prophecies has the actual Guild Wars, Factions has the Tengu Wars, Nightfall has the war against Palawa Joko.

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* ''VideoGame/GuildWars'': Prophecies ''VideoGame/GuildWars'':
** ''Prophecies''
has the actual titular Guild Wars, Wars that caused a divide between the three human kingdoms of Tyria. A majority of the war against the Charr also took place off-screen during the two year timeskip and after the refugees departed.
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Factions has the Tengu Wars, Wars which brought about a (temporary) peace between the Canthan Empire and some of the native Tengu. Much earlier in history there was also a war of unification where the Luxons and Kurzicks were both conquered by the Empire.
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Nightfall has the war between the free nations of Elona and Palawa Joko.
* ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'': Several wars took place between the two games.
** A prolonged war took place between the Charr and the surviving armies of Ascalon. Ultimately a peace accord was signed in the face of the common enemy, the Elder Dragons.
** In Elona Palawa Joko diverted the main source of water for the human nations, forcing their surrender. He now controls everything south of the Crystal Desert.
** The dwarves have continued to wage a war
against Palawa Joko.the Destroyers since the end of the first game and so are never seen in the sequel.



* VideoGame/MetalWolfChaos: The Arizona Conflict

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* VideoGame/MetalWolfChaos: The Arizona ConflictConflict.
10th Nov '17 3:54:39 AM eryar
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Oceanfalls}}'', There is a mysterious war as part of the setting's backstory, between humans and monsters. [[spoiler:Aria's mother died in it. It was ended by the creation of a barrier which divided the human and monster worlds; it is this same barrier that forms a massive dome which traps both worlds inside it. Nino's psychological reaction indicates that he has some dark connection to it]].
3rd Nov '17 10:35:07 PM Abodos
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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'' talks about a war in the back story in which the Star Sprites sealed away the Dark Star to keep it from attacking the Mushroom Kingdom.
** ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'' features the war between the Pi'illo Kingdom and Antasma to keep the latter from obtaining the wish-granting Dark Stone. The Pi'illos were able to seal Antasma in the Dream World to keep this from happening, but Antasma was able to crush the Dark Stone and turn the Pi'illos to stone until Mario and Luigi free them.
** In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'', [[spoiler:the Ruined Kingdom is speculated to have gotten that way as a result of its inhabitants having one against the Ruined Dragon. The region is covered in sword-like pins that were used in an attempt to contain the Dragon's electric powers.]]
3rd Nov '17 10:22:02 PM Abodos
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* At the start of ''MetroidPrime 3: Corruption'', a Federation technician mentions that he hasn't seen "that many fighters scrambled since the Literature/{{Horus|Heresy}} [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Rebellion]]".

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* A recurring element in the ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy'':
** The backstory of ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'' covers the 50 year war between the Luminoth and the Ing. By the time Samus Aran lands on Aether, the surviving Luminoth are holed up in the Great Temple waiting for a miracle to beat back the Ing, and dead Luminoth are all over the place.
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At the start of ''MetroidPrime 3: Corruption'', ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'', a Federation technician mentions that he hasn't seen "that many fighters scrambled since the Literature/{{Horus|Heresy}} [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Rebellion]]".
1st Nov '17 7:30:16 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's "Solar Queen" novel ''Plague Ship'', the ''Solar Queen'' lands on Earth in the middle of a radioactive wasteland. The few clues given indicate that this is all that remains of central Europe, destroyed in a nuclear war a long time ago.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's "Solar Queen" novel ''Plague Ship'', ''Literature/PlagueShip'', the ''Solar Queen'' lands on Earth in the middle of a radioactive wasteland. The few clues given indicate that this is all that remains of central Europe, destroyed in a nuclear war a long time ago.
24th Oct '17 7:49:34 AM nighttrainfm
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-->'''Doctor:''' You weren’t there in the final days of the war. You never saw what was born. But if the Time Lock’s broken then everything’s coming through, not just the Daleks, but the Skaro Degradations, the Horde of Travesties, the Nightmare Child, the Could-Have-Been King with his Army of Meanwhiles and Never-Weres – Hell is coming. The war turned into ''Hell''.

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-->'''Doctor:''' You weren’t there there, in the final days of the war. You never saw what was born. But if the Time Lock’s broken then everything’s ''everything’s'' coming through, not through. Not just the Daleks, but the Skaro Degradations, the Horde of Travesties, the Nightmare Child, the Could-Have-Been King with his Army of Meanwhiles and Never-Weres – Hell is coming. The the war turned into ''Hell''.''Hell.'' And that's what you've opened. Right above the Earth. ''Hell is descending.''
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