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7th Jan '17 6:51:46 PM nombretomado
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* The main story of ''EternalDarkness'' has Alex Roivas trying to discover why her grandfather was killed by reading pages of the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Tome of Eternal Darkness]] [[FramingDevice he left behind]]. Several chapters also involve this trope and a paper trail to follow.

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* The main story of ''EternalDarkness'' ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'' has Alex Roivas trying to discover why her grandfather was killed by reading pages of the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Tome of Eternal Darkness]] [[FramingDevice he left behind]]. Several chapters also involve this trope and a paper trail to follow.
30th Sep '16 11:17:25 AM sabremeister
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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.

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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.
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** ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Next Generation}}'': The Enterprise-D arrives at Wolf 359 after the battle. The fleet it was supposed to join has been decimated by the Borg. The shot of the Enterprise moving through the burning debris, while Ron Jones' score soars ominously, is haunting.

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** ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Next Generation}}'': The Enterprise-D arrives at Wolf 359 after the battle. The fleet it was supposed to join has been decimated destroyed by the Borg. The shot of the Enterprise moving through the burning debris, while Ron Jones' score soars ominously, is haunting.
4th Sep '16 9:11:22 PM Mullon
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* ''VideoGame/{{Obduction}}'', by the creators of ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}''. You, the player, are whisked away to a human colony on another planet on lockdown. As you explore and unlock everything you find out where all the other humans have gone and why everything is on lockdown.
18th Jul '16 8:54:32 AM ChronoLegion
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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).

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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]].
18th Jul '16 8:49:10 AM ChronoLegion
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* The Soviet two-part film ''Film/MoscowCassiopeia'', humans receive a signal from a star in the Cassiopeia constellation and send a relativistic ship crewed by teenagers to make first contact. The ship finally arrives in the second part and discovers only strange white pillars where civilization used to be. Then humanoid robots show up as well as survivors of the former civilization who explain what happened.

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* The Soviet two-part film ''Film/MoscowCassiopeia'', humans receive a signal from a star in the Cassiopeia constellation and send a relativistic ship crewed by teenagers to make first contact. The ship finally arrives in the second part and discovers only strange white pillars where civilization used to be. Then humanoid robots show up as well as survivors of the former civilization who explain what happened.
happened. [[spoiler:There was a robot uprising, with the robots forcibly removing emotions from their creators to make them "happy", resulting in their extinction. The only ones who survived were aboard an orbital observatory at the time]].
18th Jul '16 8:47:17 AM ChronoLegion
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** In ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestVTheNextMutation'', Roger is in command of a starship. One of the planets he visits is supposed to have a small colony. However, no one on the planet is responding to hails, so Roger and his weapons officer Droole beam down to investigate. All they find are abandoned buildings and no trace of the colonists. [[spoiler:Then a mutated colonist jumps Roger and tries to infect him with the mutagen. Luckily, Droole shows up and blasts the mutant. A canister found near the colony provides clues as to the origins of the mutagenic plague. Later, Roger travels to the space station, where it was developed, and finds it abandoned as well]].
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.
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