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14th Dec '17 7:00:57 AM hikarin48
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* In Tales of Destiny, [[spoiler: Kronos attempts to take the entire world with him after being defeated in the final battle, by collapsing the Aethersphere (a large layer of rock that had formed around the planet's atmosphere) and thus destroying everything on the surface. This catastrophic event was stopped, thanks to the sacrifice of Dymlos and the other living blades, who plunged themselves into the Eye of Atamoni, the Aethersphere's core. The party escapes as the Eye of Atamoni is destroyed, and the Aethersphere is blown to smithereens, apparently with no further damage to the planet.]]

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* In Tales of Destiny, ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny'', [[spoiler: Kronos attempts to take the entire world with him after being defeated in the final battle, by collapsing the Aethersphere (a large layer of rock that had formed around the planet's atmosphere) and thus destroying everything on the surface. This catastrophic event was stopped, thanks to the sacrifice of Dymlos and the other living blades, who plunged themselves into the Eye of Atamoni, the Aethersphere's core. The party escapes as the Eye of Atamoni is destroyed, and the Aethersphere is blown to smithereens, apparently with no further damage to the planet.]]
16th Nov '17 12:23:11 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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->'''Ammon Jerro:''' That powerful and evil beings insist on causing destruction even as they die is an unfortunate habit.
-->-- ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2: Mask of the Betrayer''.

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->'''Ammon Jerro:''' That powerful and evil beings insist on causing destruction even as they die is an unfortunate habit.
->''"That Witch has laid a train of magic spells so that whenever she was killed, at that same moment her whole kingdom would fall to pieces. She's the sort that wouldn't so much mind dying herself if she knew that the chap who killed her was going to be burned, or buried, or drowned five minutes later."''
-->-- ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2: Mask of the Betrayer''.
'''Puddleglum''', ''Literature/TheSilverChair''
13th Oct '17 2:02:23 PM Abodos
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** The GBA remake of the first game, ''Metroid: Zero Mission'', contains two. One is the classic Mother Brain, and the other is Mecha-Ridley, who sets the version-exclusive Space Pirate Mothership to self-destruct after being defeated.
** In ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 2: Echoes'', there's ''two'' final bosses, one that's load bearing and one that you fight during the escape. Although if you want to be technical, it's actually ''Samus's'' actions after the boss is already dead that set off the planetary collapse.
** In ''Metroid Prime 1'', after you kill the Parasite Queen, she falls into the Frigate Orpheon's reactor core, causing it to [[GoingCritical go critical]] and forcing Samus to evacuate the ship.

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** The GBA remake of the first game, ''Metroid: Zero Mission'', ''VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission'', contains two. One is the classic Mother Brain, and the other is Mecha-Ridley, who sets the version-exclusive Space Pirate Mothership to self-destruct after being defeated.
** In ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 2: Echoes'', ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'', there's ''two'' final bosses, one that's load bearing and one that you fight during the escape. Although if you want to be technical, it's actually ''Samus's'' actions after the boss is already dead that set off the planetary collapse.
** In ''Metroid Prime 1'', ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'', after you kill the Parasite Queen, she falls into the Frigate Orpheon's reactor core, causing it to [[GoingCritical go critical]] and forcing Samus to evacuate the ship.



** ''Metroid Prime: Hunters'' includes an escape timer after every boss except the final. If you don't make it out on time, a wave of energy takes up the screen and you die. Unlike explosions revisited in other games, it does no damage to the surrounding area. Just made to break your suit, apparently.

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** ''Metroid Prime: Hunters'' ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeHunters'' includes an escape timer after every boss except the final. If you don't make it out on time, a wave of energy takes up the screen and you die. Unlike explosions revisited in other games, it does no damage to the surrounding area. Just made to break your suit, apparently.



** Strangely enough, in ''Metroid Prime 3: Corruption'', Samus herself gets a load bearing Hypermode [[spoiler:when she lands on Phaaze. She has to not only FIND and KILL Dark Samus, but also Aurora Unit 313 before time runs out and she becomes wholly corrupted.]] The planet then explodes for completely unexplained reasons.
*** Dark Samus didn't read the EvilOverlordList. It turns out [[spoiler:AU 313 was connected to the planet's core.]]

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** Strangely enough, in ''Metroid Prime 3: Corruption'', ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'', Samus herself gets a load bearing Hypermode [[spoiler:when she lands on Phaaze. She has to not only FIND and KILL Dark Samus, but also Aurora Unit 313 before time runs out and she becomes wholly corrupted.]] The planet then explodes for completely unexplained reasons.
*** Dark Samus didn't read the EvilOverlordList.
]] It turns out [[spoiler:AU 313 was connected to the planet's core.]]
5th Sep '17 11:27:19 PM wolftickets1969
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** In ''Metroid Prime'' (the first one) After you kill the Parasite Queen, she falls into the power core (or something like that) and causes the ship you're on to start falling apart.

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** In ''Metroid Prime'' (the first one) After Prime 1'', after you kill the Parasite Queen, she falls into the power core (or something like that) Frigate Orpheon's reactor core, causing it to [[GoingCritical go critical]] and causes forcing Samus to evacuate the ship you're on to start falling apart.ship.
19th Aug '17 9:25:55 PM Megacles
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* Emperor Palpatine was this in ''Literature/StarWars''. Aftermath: Empire's End reveals that he ordered Gallius Rax to implement a contingency plan in the event of his death, during which Rax would take control of the Empire and lure it and the Empire's enemies to the planet of Jakku, where he would detonate the core and wipe out both, leaving the galaxy to rot. Rax was then to establish a new Empire in the Unknown Regions. [[spoiler: Rax is killed before he can accomplish this, but he does pass on the second part of the plan to Admiral Rae Sloane, who uses it to establish the First Order in the Unknown Regions.]]
9th Aug '17 7:50:29 AM AM_NK
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* In ''VideoGame/QuakeII'', after the final boss Makron is defeated in the level ''Final Showdown'', the space station where it is staged blows up as soon as the protagonist, [[ASpaceMarineIsYou the Marine]], escapes in Makron's escape pod.

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* In ''VideoGame/QuakeII'', after [[FinalBoss the final boss Makron Makron]] is defeated in the level ''Final Showdown'', defeated, the space station where it is staged blows up as soon as the protagonist, [[ASpaceMarineIsYou the Marine]], [[PlayerCharacter Bitterman]] escapes in Makron's one of the escape pod.pods.
8th Aug '17 8:31:52 PM Daedalis
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* ComicBook/RedSonja easily defeats the evil wizard Kalas-ra, but he pulls his cavern fortress down around him as she sprints for the exit.
--> '''Sonja:''' I'll say this about wizards. They are very poor losers.
5th Jul '17 7:31:13 AM OmegaNemesis13
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' has an unusual twist on this trope; the Evil Forest that your airship crashes into after the introduction turns to stone after defeating its core. In a subversion, one of the Tantalus bandits doesn't make it out in time. That was Blank. [[spoiler:[[ He got better]].]]

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' has an unusual twist on this trope; the Evil Forest that your airship crashes into after the introduction turns to stone after defeating its core. In a subversion, one of the Tantalus bandits doesn't make it out in time. That was Blank. [[spoiler:[[ [[spoiler: He got better]].better.]]
5th Jul '17 7:30:25 AM OmegaNemesis13
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' has an unusual twist on this trope; the Evil Forest that your airship crashes into after the introduction turns to stone after defeating its core. In a subversion, one of the Tantalus bandits doesn't make it out in time. That was Blank. [[spoiler:[[UnexplainedRecovery He got better]].]]

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' has an unusual twist on this trope; the Evil Forest that your airship crashes into after the introduction turns to stone after defeating its core. In a subversion, one of the Tantalus bandits doesn't make it out in time. That was Blank. [[spoiler:[[UnexplainedRecovery [[spoiler:[[ He got better]].]]
23rd Jun '17 12:25:35 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Being GenreSavvy, the cast of ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}'' [[http://www.adventurers-comic.com/d/20051231.html fully expect this to happen.]]
* [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Similarly savvy]], ''Webcomic/RPGWorld'' concisely {{hand|Wave}}-waves [[http://rpgworldcomic.com/d/20030604.html this]]...before [[LampshadeHanging deferring the lampshade]] onto [[FinalBossPreview the nature of the boss]] itself.

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* Being GenreSavvy, the cast of ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}'' [[http://www.adventurers-comic.com/d/20051231.html fully expect this to happen.]]
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* [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Similarly savvy]], ''Webcomic/RPGWorld'' concisely {{hand|Wave}}-waves [[http://rpgworldcomic.com/d/20030604.html this]]...before [[LampshadeHanging deferring the lampshade]] onto [[FinalBossPreview the nature of the boss]] itself.
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