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18th May '18 7:18:00 PM ArchTeryx
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** For every civilization killed a thousand survived. If the Blight had been allowed to spread unchecked, it would have become the only sentient being in the entirety of the Beyond - a "stable necrosis" as one character put it. It was a cancer spreading through the galaxy, and the only way to kill it is to kill a bunch of noncancerous cells as well....

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** For every civilization killed a thousand survived. If the Blight had been allowed to spread unchecked, it would have become the only sentient being in the entirety of the Beyond - a "stable necrosis" as one character put it. It was a cancer spreading through the galaxy, and the only way to kill it cancer is to kill a bunch of noncancerous cells as well....the Countermeasure was a focused radiation beam on the grandest scale imaginable, a partition to the ''entire galaxy'' to isolate and kill the cancer.
18th May '18 7:13:35 PM ArchTeryx
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** For every civilization killed a thousand survived. If the Blight had been allowed to spread unchecked, it would have become the only sentient being in the entirety of the Beyond - a "stable necrosis" as one character put it. It was a cancer spreading through the galaxy, and the only way to kill it is to kill a bunch of noncancerous cells as well....
9th May '18 5:46:25 PM Dravencour
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Y'see, HappilyEverAfter implies there's arable land to farm, electricity and running water, and a semblance of civilization to go back to, as well at least several hundred to several thousand people surviving by the end.[[note]]Exact figures are debated by biologists, but it is known that most species which reproduce sexually cannot survive in the long term if there's too much inbreeding.[[/note]] A ZombieApocalypse, [[NukeEm nuclear holocaust]], ColonyDrop, TheGreatFlood, or anything that can cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt will have subtle and far reaching effects ''even if it's stopped''. And even if humanity does manage to survive (humans are ''clingy'' bastards) there are bound to be massive casualties. And even if the work runs with the above scenarios and makes it about characters from a TerminallyDependentSociety surviving AfterTheEnd, the author may end up seriously overestimating their and their civilizations' chances of survival.

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Y'see, HappilyEverAfter implies there's arable land to farm, electricity and running water, and a semblance of civilization to go back to, as well as at least several hundred to several thousand people surviving by the end.[[note]]Exact figures are debated by biologists, but it is known that most species which reproduce sexually cannot survive in the long term if there's too much inbreeding.[[/note]] A ZombieApocalypse, [[NukeEm nuclear holocaust]], ColonyDrop, TheGreatFlood, or anything that can cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt will have subtle and far reaching effects ''even if it's stopped''. And even if humanity does manage to survive (humans are ''clingy'' bastards) there are bound to be massive casualties. And even if the work runs with the above scenarios and makes it about characters from a TerminallyDependentSociety surviving AfterTheEnd, the author may end up seriously overestimating their and their civilizations' chances of survival.
9th May '18 12:16:55 PM SteveMB
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* ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'': TheStinger shows a small sample of the problems facing the survivors after half the population vanishes. There are bound to be many additional deaths caused by suddenly uncontrolled vehicles and machinery, young children suddenly orphaned and isolated, sick and infirm people suddenly without caretakers, etc. In the somewhat longer term, there will be massive disruptions to society (possibly to the point where the infrastructure needed to feed and shelter people breaks down) as many are driven to panic, madness, or suicide.
29th Apr '18 5:40:08 PM MBG159
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* The ending of ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' features the defeat of BigBad Z-One, who came from a BadFuture, with the protagonists talking about how hope and bonds will see them through his despairing proclamation. Except... that hope and bonds speech [[StrawmanHasAPoint didn't exactly include any plans]] for how they're going to work to ''stop'' the BadFuture, and in fact, the team ends up splitting up and retiring only a year after. As far as the viewer can tell, it seems that there's indeed still going to be a machine apocalypse a few centuries down the line.
14th Apr '18 7:42:31 AM HighCrate
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* In the Creator/StevenSpielberg film ''Film/AIArtificialIntelligence'', David is finally reunited with his adopted mother in a simulation of their home. However, humanity has been extinct for hundreds or thousands of years, David was only given one day with his mother before she died, and David's batteries probably ran down for good in the closing shot. However, depending on your point of view, this may actually have been a happy ending..
11th Apr '18 1:38:59 PM Caswin
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* In a "kill count supercut" of Captain America in film, the [[spoiler:destruction of the Project Insight Helicarriers]] at the end of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' sends the counter rising, then ''flying,'' then it zooms in on the "23" casualties with a pause and adds 23.
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9th Apr '18 6:42:11 PM WillKeaton
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* Turns into MoralDissonance in ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion 2.0''. [[spoiler:Shinji [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl rescues Rei]], [[NiceJobBreakingItHero though as a result]] [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt triggers the Third Impact]]. [[BigDamnVillains It takes a timely intervention with Kaworu to stop it.]].]] ''3.0.'' takes the "Inferred" out of it.

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* Turns into MoralDissonance in ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion 2.0''. [[spoiler:Shinji [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl rescues Rei]], [[NiceJobBreakingItHero though as a result]] [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt triggers the Third Impact]]. [[BigDamnVillains It takes a timely intervention with Kaworu to stop it.]].]] ]]]] ''3.0.'' takes the "Inferred" out of it.
9th Apr '18 6:41:43 PM WillKeaton
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Y'see, HappilyEverAfter implies there's arable land to farm, electricity and running water, and a semblance of civilization to go back to, as well at least several hundred to several thousand people surviving by the end[[note]]exact figures are debated by biologists, but it is known that most species which reproduce sexually cannot survive in the long term if there's too much inbreeding[[/note]]. A ZombieApocalypse, [[NukeEm nuclear holocaust]], ColonyDrop, TheGreatFlood, or anything that can cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt will have subtle and far reaching effects ''even if it's stopped''. And even if humanity does manage to survive (humans are ''clingy'' bastards) there are bound to be massive casualties. And even if the work runs with the above scenarios and makes it about characters from a TerminallyDependentSociety surviving AfterTheEnd, the author may end up seriously overestimating their and their civilizations' chances of survival.

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Y'see, HappilyEverAfter implies there's arable land to farm, electricity and running water, and a semblance of civilization to go back to, as well at least several hundred to several thousand people surviving by the end[[note]]exact end.[[note]]Exact figures are debated by biologists, but it is known that most species which reproduce sexually cannot survive in the long term if there's too much inbreeding[[/note]]. inbreeding.[[/note]] A ZombieApocalypse, [[NukeEm nuclear holocaust]], ColonyDrop, TheGreatFlood, or anything that can cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt will have subtle and far reaching effects ''even if it's stopped''. And even if humanity does manage to survive (humans are ''clingy'' bastards) there are bound to be massive casualties. And even if the work runs with the above scenarios and makes it about characters from a TerminallyDependentSociety surviving AfterTheEnd, the author may end up seriously overestimating their and their civilizations' chances of survival.
30th Mar '18 6:04:37 PM kbissett
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* Since the Book of Exodus centers around the Jewish slaves and not the Egyptian slaveowners, it's easy to miss the implications of the facts that the Egyptians suffered ten (un)natural disasters in rapid succession, including a locust swarm eating a good part of the harvest and a plague killing at least one person in every household. This was then followed by a sizable portion of the country's workforce leaving the country, and a good chunk of the military drowning in the Red Sea. Egypt must have been in pretty bad shape for the next few years.
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