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22nd May '16 10:11:22 PM crazyrabbits
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* In ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', part of Apocalypse's plan involves [[spoiler:using Magneto to manipulate the Earth's magnetic poles and bring metal out of the ground, destroying major cities and paving the way for mutants to lead. Although Magneto eventually performs a HeelFaceTurn and helps the rest of the students bring Apocalypse down for good, his actions still result in untold damage, cities shown being destroyed on-screen and an explicit mention of ''millions'' of casualties. Despite this, the government apparently acknowledges him as a hero and are stunned to learn that he helped stop the threat.]] The supposed casualties are never addressed after this, and the ending is otherwise positive.
14th May '16 6:51:01 PM JamesAustin
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* ''Film/{{GoldFinger}}'': US-Chinese relations in the aftermath of Goldfinger's plot: China has just financed and supplied a terrorist attack and attempt to detonate a nuclear device on US soil. Worse, despite his globe-trotting nature, Bond never visits mainland China (he does visit Hong Kong, but as a British colony it would be spared in an all-out nuclear war between the US and China). The United States probably ends up either nuking China or waging an all-out conventional war.

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* ''Film/{{GoldFinger}}'': ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'': US-Chinese relations in the aftermath of Goldfinger's plot: China has just financed and supplied a terrorist attack and attempt to detonate a nuclear device on US soil. Worse, despite his globe-trotting nature, Bond never visits mainland China (he does visit Hong Kong, but as a British colony it would be spared in an all-out nuclear war between the US and China). The United States probably ends up either nuking China or waging an all-out conventional war.
11th May '16 7:56:45 PM GrantMK2
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* The premise of ''ComicBook/TheThingFromAnotherWorld'' ''Climate of Fear'' is that the titular Thing has made it out of the Antarctic and to the Argentinian rain forest. Given that the [[Film/TheThing1982 movie]] made it very clear humanity would be doomed if the Thing got to a populated area then, in spite of the destruction of the Things who had taken human forms in the comics, probably a ''lot'' of the wildlife has been assimilated and it won't be long before they've spread all over the planet.
1st May '16 3:51:05 PM crazyrabbits
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* [[AllThereInTheManual Background information]] in ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' reveals that a massive earthquake hit the west coast in 2030. It was powerful enough to destroy most of San Francisco and cause [[CaliforniaCollapse most of California south of Lompoc to sink into the ocean]]. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lompoc,_California Lompoc]] happens to be north of places like Los Angeles and San Diego. Not only that, but considering in-game maps of North America, "south of Lompoc" included the entire Baja California peninsula as well. Altogether, that's 25 million casualties from the sinking alone. And then there's the giant tsunami that would arise from the event and then spread across the Pacific...

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* ''VideoGame/DeusEx'':
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[[AllThereInTheManual Background information]] in ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' the original game reveals that a massive earthquake hit the west coast in 2030. It was powerful enough to destroy most of San Francisco and cause [[CaliforniaCollapse most of California south of Lompoc to sink into the ocean]]. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lompoc,_California Lompoc]] happens to be north of places like Los Angeles and San Diego. Not only that, but considering in-game maps of North America, "south of Lompoc" included the entire Baja California peninsula as well. Altogether, that's 25 million casualties from the sinking alone. And then there's the giant tsunami that would arise from the event and then spread across the Pacific... Pacific...
** In ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'', a signal is activated by [[spoiler:Hugh Darrow]] that causes all individuals who have been mechanically-augmented to suffer from mass hallucinations, become crazed and kill anyone around them. It takes Adam a good half-hour to an hour after the signal is activated before he can shut it down, and in that time, every augmented individual he comes across is permanently crazed. By the end of the game, a large chunk of the population is likely dead or maimed, but it is never revealed what the actual casualty rate was. Nor do we ever get any answers on whether the surviving non-augmented individuals on Panchaea (including David Sarif's group and William Taggart's group) survived its destruction if the Self-Destruct ending was chosen. Even in TheStinger, we get no indication as to the damage wrought by [[spoiler:Darrow's]] actions, as it follows [[spoiler:Megan Reed interviewing for a position at Bob Page's company]].
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E_WbjXLHyU The 101 Trailer]] for ''VideoGame/DeusExMankindDivided'' states that the death count from the Panchaea signal was estimated to be 50 million, which seems... remarkably low for a signal that (if the previous game is to be believed) affected nearly all augmented individuals worldwide, and would have shut down all augmented technology outright instead of letting it persist in any form.
29th Apr '16 2:51:00 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* [[AllThereInTheManual Background information]] in ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' reveals that a massive earthquake hit the west coast in 2030. It was powerful enough to destroy most of San Francisco and cause [[CaliforniaCollapse all of California south of Lompoc to sink into the ocean]]. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lompoc,_California Lompoc]] happens to be north of places like the Los Angeles basin, home to almost 20 million people. Not only that, but considering in-game maps of North America, "everything south" seemed to include the entire Baja California peninsula.

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* [[AllThereInTheManual Background information]] in ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' reveals that a massive earthquake hit the west coast in 2030. It was powerful enough to destroy most of San Francisco and cause [[CaliforniaCollapse all most of California south of Lompoc to sink into the ocean]]. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lompoc,_California Lompoc]] happens to be north of places like the Los Angeles basin, home to almost 20 million people. and San Diego. Not only that, but considering in-game maps of North America, "everything south" seemed to include "south of Lompoc" included the entire Baja California peninsula.peninsula as well. Altogether, that's 25 million casualties from the sinking alone. And then there's the giant tsunami that would arise from the event and then spread across the Pacific...
29th Apr '16 2:42:13 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* [[AllThereInTheManual Background information]] in ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' reveals that a massive earthquake hit the west coast in 2030. It was powerful enough to destroy most of San Francisco and cause [[CaliforniaCollapse all of California south of Lompoc to sink into the ocean]]. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lompoc,_California Lompoc]] happens to be north of places like the Los Angeles basin, home to almost 20 million people. Not only that, but considering in-game maps of North America, "everything south" seemed to include the entire Baja California peninsula.
22nd Apr '16 4:30:45 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross: Do You Remember Love]]'' touches on this at the end. The Macross and the few Zentradi turncoats were able to beat the Boddol Zer fleet. However, Exsedol reminds Britai that there are over 1,000 fleets of the Boddol Zer and Lap Lamiz classes in the galaxy, each one numbering in the millions of ships. What is not stated is that, the power of culture notwithstanding, it would still be a long, hard, and impossibly uphill battle of attrition against possibly ''billions'' of ships. The Macross and Britai's Zentradi would have to win all of those battles. [[EvilOnlyHasToWinOnce Just one of those other fleets has to win and it's game over]]. Later ''Macross'' series address this with the Macross Colonization Fleets: the civilization attempts to seed as many worlds as possible so that even if Earth was taken out by one of the other Zentran fleets, the human race would survive.

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* ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross: Do You Remember Love]]'' ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'' touches on this at the end. The Macross and the few Zentradi turncoats were able to beat the Boddol Zer fleet. However, Exsedol reminds Britai that there are over 1,000 fleets of the Boddol Zer and Lap Lamiz classes in the galaxy, each one numbering in the millions of ships. What is not stated is that, the power of culture notwithstanding, it would still be a long, hard, and impossibly uphill battle of attrition against possibly ''billions'' of ships. The Macross and Britai's Zentradi would have to win all of those battles. [[EvilOnlyHasToWinOnce Just one of those other fleets has to win and it's game over]]. Later ''Macross'' ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' series address this with the Macross Colonization Fleets: the human-Zentradi civilization attempts to seed as many worlds as possible so that even if Earth was taken out by one of the other Zentran fleets, the human race and its allies would still survive.
21st Apr '16 6:04:27 PM maxwellsilver
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* ''Film/{{GoldFinger}}'': US-Chinese relations in the aftermath of Goldfinger's plot: China has just financed and supplied a terrorist attack and attempt to detonate a nuclear device on US soil. Worse, despite his globe-trotting nature, Bond never visits mainland China (he does visit Hong Kong, but as a British colony it would be spared in an all-out nuclear war between the US and China). The United States probably ends up either nuking China or waging an all-out conventional war.
14th Apr '16 5:31:43 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' published a particularly disturbing (but incredibly plausible) interpretation regarding the ending of the movie ''Film/{{Big}}''. [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18793_5-reasons-big-had-most-depressing-happy-ending-ever.html Check it out yourself]].

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* ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' published a particularly disturbing (but incredibly plausible) interpretation regarding the ending of the movie ''Film/{{Big}}''. [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18793_5-reasons-big-had-most-depressing-happy-ending-ever.html Check it out yourself]].yourself.]]
14th Apr '16 5:30:38 PM WillKeaton
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** A canonical example is the Death Star holocaust, i.e. the rank-and-file Imperial troops, contractors, etc. that died when the rebellion blew up the first Death Star. In the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'', the New Republic put the official number of deaths as 500,000, but the real number is more like ''5 million'', and the lowered estimate is pure propaganda.

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** A canonical example is the Death Star holocaust, i.e. the rank-and-file Imperial troops, contractors, etc. that died when the rebellion blew up the first Death Star. In the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'', ''StarWars'' [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]], the New Republic put the official number of deaths as 500,000, but the real number is more like ''5 million'', and the lowered estimate is pure propaganda.
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