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11th Jun '16 12:33:20 AM wolftickets1969
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' has this happen at the beginning of the ''Automatron'' DLC, where both Jackson and Zoe have been killed by the hostile robots by the time you find their caravan, and [[RobotGirl Ada]] is the only survivor.
1st Apr '16 8:09:20 PM Jacob175
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* A few Mario games run on this, specifically SuperMario64. Princess Peach invites Mario to her palace for a celebration or simply to have cake together. By the time Mario arrives, she is already kidnapped.

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* A few Mario games run on this, specifically SuperMario64.VideoGame/SuperMario64. Princess Peach invites Mario to her palace for a celebration or simply to have cake together. By the time Mario arrives, she is already kidnapped.



* Happens several times in the ''MassEffect'' series, most prominently when investigating the Collector attacks in ''MassEffect2'' and during the Sanctuary and monastery missions in ''MassEffect3''.

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* Happens several times in the ''MassEffect'' ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series, most prominently when investigating the Collector attacks in ''MassEffect2'' ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' and during the Sanctuary and monastery missions in ''MassEffect3''.''VideoGame/MassEffect3''.
* One sidequest in ''VideoGame/RakenzarnTales'' is about investigating one of these in the form of an inn where people have been mysteriously disappearing.
10th Feb '16 7:32:37 PM TheGreatSkrond
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** Done again later, when you go looking for the Androsynth homeworld only to find out that the Androsynth were researching something they shouldn't have, and were seen by something when they really didn't want to be seen. [[EldritchAbomination There are no more Andryosynth, only Orz.]]

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** Done again later, when you go looking for the Androsynth homeworld only to find out that the Androsynth were researching something they shouldn't have, and were seen by something when they really didn't want to be seen.seen (well, if you believe the Arilou). [[EldritchAbomination There are no more Andryosynth, only Orz.]]
31st Jan '16 9:11:31 AM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'' (from the makers of the ''SystemShock'' games) takes place in an abandoned undersea utopia-gone-wrong, which the player character stumbles across, discovering more about what went wrong as they explore.

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* ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'' (from the makers of the ''SystemShock'' ''VideoGame/SystemShock'' games) takes place in an abandoned undersea utopia-gone-wrong, which the player character stumbles across, discovering more about what went wrong as they explore.
3rd Jan '16 4:50:22 PM Dravencour
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* A Flash game called ''Found Lost'' is pretty much the whole trope. You as the character get lost in the back country on a way to a Halloween party and break down in front of an old house that beckons you in. Some scattered news clippings, a journal, and some scary imagery later, you find out exactly what happens to the previous owner. And it ain't pretty.

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* A Flash game called ''Found Lost'' is pretty much the whole trope. You as the character get lost in the back country on a way to a Halloween party and break down in front of an old house that beckons you in. Some scattered news clippings, a journal, and some scary imagery later, you find out exactly what happens happened to the previous owner. And it ain't pretty.
29th Dec '15 10:52:36 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' features the famous scene when the Fellowship arrives at Moria and sees that the entire city has been decimated.
11th Nov '15 3:16:48 PM TheBetterStory
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[[GoneHorriblyWrong Something bad has happened in the setting]]. Something very bad. The player arrives some time later -- days, perhaps, but possibly years, even centuries afterward. His "official" goal is just to make it out of there with life, limb, and sanity intact, possibly liberating a treasure or two along the way. But in the course of achieving his own goal, he is going to find out a lot about the something that has happened, and the people it happened to. As part of the set-up, the player might have been [[SendInTheSearchTeam sent]] or [[DistressCall called]] specifically in response to the {{tragedy}} -- to find out what happened, or rescue some one or some thing. Alternatively, he may begin not knowing even that the tragedy has occurred, just happening upon it through bad luck -- the classic [[ClosedCircle "Our car broke down so we'll take shelter in this abandoned castle"]] set-up.

Typically, often as a direct result of the player's investigation, he will find himself needing to learn from what he can piece together of the past to stop this bad something from happening again -- to him. In games with a supernatural angle, there will often be some component of "freeing the ghosts" of those involved in the past tragedy by resolving the situation.

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[[GoneHorriblyWrong Something bad has happened in the setting]]. Something very bad. The player arrives some time later -- days, perhaps, but possibly years, even centuries afterward. His Their "official" goal is just to make it out of there with life, limb, and sanity intact, possibly liberating a treasure or two along the way. But in the course of achieving his their own goal, he is they are going to find out a lot about the something that has happened, and the people it happened to. As part of the set-up, the player might have been [[SendInTheSearchTeam sent]] or [[DistressCall called]] specifically in response to the {{tragedy}} -- to find out what happened, or rescue some one or some thing. Alternatively, he they may begin not knowing even that the tragedy has occurred, just happening upon it through bad luck -- the classic [[ClosedCircle "Our car broke down so we'll take shelter in this abandoned castle"]] set-up.

Typically, often as a direct result of the player's investigation, he they will find himself themselves needing to learn from what he they can piece together of the past to stop this bad something from happening again -- to him.them. In games with a supernatural angle, there will often be some component of "freeing the ghosts" of those involved in the past tragedy by resolving the situation.
8th Sep '15 2:53:58 PM margdean56
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* In the movie ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'', main character Jim [[AbandonedHospitalAwakening wakes up in a deserted hospital]] after England has been ravaged by the [[HatePlague Rage virus]]. This leads to a "last man on earth"-type scenario, at least until he stumbles upon some zombies and ends up being saved by survivors who actually know what happened. The first twenty minutes of the film are basically one long homage to ''Literature/TheDayOfTheTRiffids'' in general and the 1980s BBC adaptation starring John Duttine in particular.

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* In the movie ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'', main character Jim [[AbandonedHospitalAwakening wakes up in a deserted hospital]] after England has been ravaged by the [[HatePlague Rage virus]]. This leads to a "last man on earth"-type scenario, at least until he stumbles upon some zombies and ends up being saved by survivors who actually know what happened. The first twenty minutes of the film are basically one long homage to ''Literature/TheDayOfTheTRiffids'' ''Literature/TheDayOfTheTriffids'' in general and the 1980s BBC adaptation starring John Duttine in particular.



* ''StarWars: Literature/{{Shatterpoint}}'' has ''the Clone Wars and the Republic at large'' be late to the "party" known as [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Summertime_War the Summertime Wars]]. Basically, conflict between offworlders and natives led to a war that starts when the winter snows melt and end when the autumn rains began. Each year. For thirty years as of the start of the book. The natives only support the Republic because the offworlders are supported by the Separatists. Mace Windu, the narrator, notes that his young native companions do not speak of [[{{Retirony}} what they will do " after the war]]". Because it's all they've ever known. [[spoiler:Which makes it kind of heartbreaking when Nick admits his feelings about what he wanted to do with Chalk ''if'' the war ever ended, while holding her corpse.]]

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* ''StarWars: Literature/{{Shatterpoint}}'' has ''the Clone Wars and the Republic at large'' be late to the "party" known as [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Summertime_War the Summertime Wars]]. Basically, conflict between offworlders and natives led to a war that starts when the winter snows melt and end when the autumn rains began. Each year. For thirty years as of the start of the book. The natives only support the Republic because the offworlders are supported by the Separatists. Mace Windu, the narrator, notes that his young native companions do not speak of [[{{Retirony}} what they will do " after "after the war]]". Because it's all they've ever known. [[spoiler:Which makes it kind of heartbreaking when Nick admits his feelings about what he wanted to do with Chalk ''if'' the war ever ended, while holding her corpse.]]



* ''Literature/TheDAyOfTheTriffids'' opens with the protagonist waking up to discover he has quite literally SleptThroughTHeApocalypse. The first couple of chapters, as he stumbles around slowly beginning to grasp the sheer enormity of what has taken place, have been homaged by about half the entries on this page.

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* ''Literature/TheDAyOfTheTriffids'' ''Literature/TheDayOfTheTriffids'' opens with the protagonist waking up to discover he has quite literally SleptThroughTHeApocalypse.SleptThroughTheApocalypse. The first couple of chapters, as he stumbles around slowly beginning to grasp the sheer enormity of what has taken place, have been homaged by about half the entries on this page.
31st Aug '15 1:21:19 PM Polaris
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* Happens several times in the ''MassEffect'' series, most prominently when investigating the Collector attacks in ''MassEffect2'' and during the Sanctuary and monastery missions in ''MassEffect3''.
24th Aug '15 9:16:27 AM EricNeoMatrix
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* ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'': When Sonic and his friends leave their world to find the Chaos Emeralds, they quickly discover that the galaxy is a largely ruined CrapsackWorld devastated by the thirty-year Metarex War, fought over by JarkassGods, and nearly wholly devoured by the Shroud.

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* ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'': When Sonic and his friends leave their world to find the Chaos Emeralds, they quickly discover that the galaxy is a largely ruined CrapsackWorld devastated by the thirty-year Metarex War, fought over by JarkassGods, JerkassGods, and nearly wholly devoured by the Shroud.
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