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11th Aug '17 10:59:04 AM Daethalion
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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' features the famous scene when the Fellowship arrives at Moria and sees that the entire city has been wiped out.

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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' features the famous scene when the Fellowship arrives at Moria and sees that the entire city has been wiped out.
out. [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in that everyone in the know was already aware that Moria had become a ruin long ago (noted by the fact that Moria isn't even its true name, but what folks started calling the place after Khazad-dûm was razed). What they ''didn't'' know was what happened to Balin's expedition to reclaim and restore it.
10th Aug '17 4:11:59 PM KarkatTheDalek
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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal|1}}'' does some...interesting things with this one. When Chell first awakens, she's in a room with a radio playing a trendy pop version of the game's EndingTheme. During the course of the game, [=GLaDOS=] the [[AIIsACrapshoot motherly computer-generated voice]] promises cake and a party if you successfully complete all the challenges set before you. [[spoiler: The party she's referring to does not exist (but the cake does...), the employees are long dead, and Chell won't be getting cake... she'll be getting ''baked. '']]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', considering Chell's been in stasis for years (estimates range from two decades to three centuries), she's ''really'' late to the party as far as the fate of mankind goes. She's also late to the party she herself set up by destroying [=GLaDOS=] in the previous game.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal|1}}'' does some...interesting things with this one. When Chell first awakens, she's At the beginning of ''VideoGame/{{Portal|1}}'', [[PlayerCharacter Chell]] awakens in a room with a radio playing a trendy pop version of the game's EndingTheme. During the course of the game, [=GLaDOS=] in Aperture Science. [=GLaDOS=], the [[AIIsACrapshoot motherly computer-generated voice]] voice]], promises cake and a party if you successfully complete all the challenges set before you. [[spoiler: The As it turns out, the party she's referring to does not exist (but the cake does...), the employees are long dead, and Chell won't be getting cake... she'll be getting ''baked. '']]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', considering Chell's been in stasis for years (estimates range from two decades to three centuries), she's ''really'' late to the party tragedy as far as the fate of mankind goes. She's also late to the party tragedy she herself set up by destroying [=GLaDOS=] in the previous game.
18th Jul '17 6:41:13 PM StarSword
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* Happens several times in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series, most prominently when investigating the Collector attacks in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' and during the Sanctuary and monastery missions in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''.

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
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Happens several times in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series, Shepard trilogy, most prominently when investigating the Collector attacks in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' and during the Sanctuary and monastery missions in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''.''VideoGame/MassEffect3''.
** In ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'', the Andromeda Initiative studied their target planets in real time using mass effect telescopes before setting out. They arrive in Andromeda 634 years later to discover that in the interim a NegativeSpaceWedgie has broken out across the target star cluster, and worse, the kett have invaded the place.
8th Jul '17 2:39:27 PM billybobfred
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* In ''VisualNovel/AnalogueAHateStory'' the plot begins with a investigator sent to an abandoned and lifeless {{generation ship|s}} to investigate what the hell happened here. The ship's not in the best condition at this point, so there is some danger to the player character as well, though it's fairly low; even if the Mugunghwa explodes you could probably fly away in time. The logs a couple of helpful AIs show you all point to societal degeneration before someone wiped all of the population. It's all fun and games until you discover [[spoiler:that one of the AI helping you was the party pooper, and that the ship reactor is very close to exploding, so you have to work fast so the logs don't become {{Permanently Missable|Content}}]]. In the sequel, ''VisualNovel/HatePlus'', we keep digging and discover how the things first degenerated to the state seen in the previous game.

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* In ''VisualNovel/AnalogueAHateStory'' the plot begins with a investigator sent to an abandoned and lifeless {{generation ship|s}} to investigate what the hell happened here. The ship's not in the best condition at this point, so there is some danger to the player character as well, though it's fairly low; even if the Mugunghwa explodes you could probably fly away in time. The logs a couple of helpful AIs show you all point to societal degeneration before someone wiped all of the population. It's all fun and games until you discover [[spoiler:that one of the AI helping you was the party pooper, and that the ship reactor is very close to exploding, so you have to work fast so the logs don't become {{Permanently Missable|Content}}]].aren't blown to bits and lost]]. In the sequel, ''VisualNovel/HatePlus'', we keep digging and discover how the things first degenerated to the state seen in the previous game.
31st May '17 7:53:54 PM Sark0TAG
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* ''Amber: Journeys Beyond'' is built on this trope. Your paranormal research partner has bought an allegedly haunted house and rigged it up with all kinds of barely-tested equipment. You find her unconscious with some of that equipment strapped to her head, the whole house dark, and all manner of creepy stuff going down.

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* ''Amber: Journeys Beyond'' ''VideoGame/AmberJourneysBeyond'' is built on this trope. Your paranormal research partner has bought an allegedly haunted house and rigged it up with all kinds of barely-tested equipment. You find her unconscious with some of that equipment strapped to her head, the whole house dark, and all manner of creepy stuff going down.
29th May '17 4:46:32 AM jormis29
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* The Asimov-inspired ''Robot City''.

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* The Asimov-inspired ''Robot City''.''VideoGame/RobotCity''.
9th Apr '17 9:21:26 AM superkeijikun
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* ZigZagged in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'': [[spoiler:Link was present when Calamity Ganon began to destroy Hyrule. He would be mortally wounded protecting Princess Zelda and placed into a rejuvenation chamber to recover. By the time Link awakens, he no longer has any memory of what happened, it has been 100 years since he was placed in the chamber, and the near entirety of Hyrule has been laid to ruin.]]
27th Mar '17 11:40:13 AM MisterGutsy2299
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* During the sinking of the ''UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic'', the ''Carpathian'' raced with everything it had to get to the emergency, but the captains of the respective ships knew that it could never make it in time.

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* During the sinking of the ''UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic'', the ''Carpathian'' ''Carpathia'' raced with everything it had to get to the emergency, but the captains of the respective ships knew that it could never make it in time.
18th Feb '17 12:19:44 PM tkzv
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* In Creator/KirBulychev's ''The City Above'', a join expedition made up of humans and [[TheReptilians frog-like]] aliens goes to a planet whose HumanAliens natives have recently nuked themselves into extinction. The aliens have a device that is capable of restoring/cloning a living being based on a viable cell sample. The goal is to attempt to resurrect the race and help them rebuild their irradiated and poisoned world (one side used nukes, the other released a poison). [[spoiler:In the second half of the novel, they discover that the military junta that has started the war have survived in an underground bunker and are pissed off at the off-worlders for making themselves at home, threatening to launch more nukes if they don't leave]].

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* In Creator/KirBulychev's ''The City Above'', Last War'' (from Literature/DoctorPavlysh series), a join joint expedition made up of humans and [[TheReptilians frog-like]] aliens goes to a planet whose HumanAliens HumanAlien natives have recently nuked themselves into extinction. The frog aliens have a device that is capable of restoring/cloning a living being based on a viable cell sample.sufficiently intact body. The goal is to attempt to resurrect the race and help them rebuild their irradiated and poisoned world (one side used nukes, the other released a poison). [[spoiler:In the second half of the novel, they discover that the military junta that has started the war have survived in an underground bunker and are pissed off at the off-worlders for making themselves at home, threatening to launch more nukes if they don't leave]].leave]].
* In Creator/KirBulychev's ''The City Above'', the Earth explorers are studying the centuries-old nuked ruins on the surface. Meanwhile HumanAliens struggle to survive underground. A "pipe-worker" fed up with this oppressive life leaves to search for "The City Above" or die trying. The book predates ''Literature/TheCityOfEmber'' by 3 decades, but resemblance is coincidental.
23rd Jan '17 7:51:58 AM Gosicrystal
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* In ''VisualNovel/AnalogueAHateStory'' the plot begins with a investigator sent to an abandoned and lifeless {{generation ship|s}} to investigate what the hell happened here. The ship's not in the best condition at this point, so there is some danger to the player character as well, though it's fairly low; even if the Mugunghwa explodes you could probably fly away in time. The logs a couple of helpful AIs show you all point to societal degeneration before someone wiped all of the population. It's all fun and games until you discover [[spoiler:that one of the AI helping you was the party pooper, and that the ship reactor is very close to exploding, so you have to work fast so the logs don't become LostForever]] In the sequel, ''VisualNovel/HatePlus'', we keep digging and discover how the things first degenerated to the state seen in the previous game.

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* In ''VisualNovel/AnalogueAHateStory'' the plot begins with a investigator sent to an abandoned and lifeless {{generation ship|s}} to investigate what the hell happened here. The ship's not in the best condition at this point, so there is some danger to the player character as well, though it's fairly low; even if the Mugunghwa explodes you could probably fly away in time. The logs a couple of helpful AIs show you all point to societal degeneration before someone wiped all of the population. It's all fun and games until you discover [[spoiler:that one of the AI helping you was the party pooper, and that the ship reactor is very close to exploding, so you have to work fast so the logs don't become LostForever]] {{Permanently Missable|Content}}]]. In the sequel, ''VisualNovel/HatePlus'', we keep digging and discover how the things first degenerated to the state seen in the previous game.
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