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16th May '17 5:56:39 PM nombretomado
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%%* Thumper's ending in ''TwistedMetal''.
* The mayor of Shanbar in ''ReturnToZork.'' The eastern half of his town has completely disappeared, the western half is empty except for himself and three other survivors, and you're the first visitor he's seen in ages.

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%%* Thumper's ending in ''TwistedMetal''.
''VideoGame/TwistedMetal''.
* The mayor of Shanbar in ''ReturnToZork.''VideoGame/ReturnToZork.'' The eastern half of his town has completely disappeared, the western half is empty except for himself and three other survivors, and you're the first visitor he's seen in ages.
16th Apr '17 4:43:35 PM skidoo23
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' touches on this in the episode "Hell Bent" where an immortal woman known as Me is, for a time, the last sentient being in the universe. It is implied that she spends her time watching the last of the stars die while sitting next to an empty chair and a chessboard, with no one to play with.
13th Jan '17 2:27:48 AM WillBGood
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* The protagonists of both the original ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' and [[Film/DawnOfTheDead2004 the remake]] do this on a smaller scale with a shopping mall. In fact, this is largely the point (of the older movie, at least). It gets very {{Anvilicious}} when you see the little perfect world the protagonists have constructed for themselves, with things "borrowed" from the mall. The zombies are largely a distraction from the commercialism-[[BuffySpeak things]]. Sorry for FanWank.

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* The protagonists of both the original ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' and [[Film/DawnOfTheDead2004 the remake]] do this on a smaller scale with a shopping mall. In fact, this is largely the point (of the older movie, at least). It gets very {{Anvilicious}} when you see the little perfect world the protagonists have constructed for themselves, with things "borrowed" from the mall. The zombies are largely a distraction from the commercialism-[[BuffySpeak things]]. Sorry for FanWank.
4th Jul '16 11:36:19 AM nombretomado
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* Franchise/{{BIONICLE}} plays with this in the description of what the Toa Of Light was flying around doing in other dimensions. The villanious/HeelFaceTurn applying Toa Tuyet in an alternate dimension specifically ignored and never mentioned outside of descriptions of said alternate dimension) specifically says (while contemplating drowning everyone in the alternate universe) that she would be ruling over an empire of corpses.

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* Franchise/{{BIONICLE}} Toys/{{BIONICLE}} plays with this in the description of what the Toa Of Light was flying around doing in other dimensions. The villanious/HeelFaceTurn applying Toa Tuyet in an alternate dimension specifically ignored and never mentioned outside of descriptions of said alternate dimension) specifically says (while contemplating drowning everyone in the alternate universe) that she would be ruling over an empire of corpses.
15th Jun '16 6:21:19 PM Doug86
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* Played literally for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_villages_destroyed_in_the_First_World_War six French communes]] which still legally exist and thus have a mayor named by the prefect in spite of [[DoomedHometown being totally destroyed]] during WorldWarI.

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* Played literally for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_villages_destroyed_in_the_First_World_War six French communes]] which still legally exist and thus have a mayor named by the prefect in spite of [[DoomedHometown being totally destroyed]] during WorldWarI.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
10th Jun '16 2:36:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* The protagonists of both the original ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'' and [[Film/DawnOfTheDead2004 the remake]] do this on a smaller scale with a shopping mall. In fact, this is largely the point (of the older movie, at least). It gets very {{Anvilicious}} when you see the little perfect world the protagonists have constructed for themselves, with things "borrowed" from the mall. The zombies are largely a distraction from the commercialism-[[BuffySpeak things]]. Sorry for FanWank.

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* The protagonists of both the original ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'' ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' and [[Film/DawnOfTheDead2004 the remake]] do this on a smaller scale with a shopping mall. In fact, this is largely the point (of the older movie, at least). It gets very {{Anvilicious}} when you see the little perfect world the protagonists have constructed for themselves, with things "borrowed" from the mall. The zombies are largely a distraction from the commercialism-[[BuffySpeak things]]. Sorry for FanWank.
25th Apr '16 1:35:22 PM FordPrefect
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* Played literally for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_villages_destroyed_in_the_First_World_War six French ''communes'']] which have still a legal existence and thus a mayor named by the prefect in spite of [[DoomedHometown being totally destroyed]] during WorldWarI.

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* Played literally for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_villages_destroyed_in_the_First_World_War six French ''communes'']] communes]] which have still a legal existence legally exist and thus have a mayor named by the prefect in spite of [[DoomedHometown being totally destroyed]] during WorldWarI.
29th Mar '16 10:59:55 AM Jhonny
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* The smallest community in Germany to have its own mayor is Hallig Gröde, an island in the North Sea, population ''9''. It used to have a bit more people on it in the past. In 1825 there were 90 people. Papers love to interview the "mayor" for tourism pieces.
26th Mar '16 2:42:05 PM Ranger439
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* ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'' has an episode where Rani and Clyde find themselves alone in, as far as they can tell, the whole world.
15th Mar '16 4:47:39 AM morenohijazo
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* Distinct possibility in DwarfFortress. Most fortresses will eventually suffer catastrophes and get wiped out, but in case one of the inhabitants became a vampire, he/she is much likely to survive and keep the fortress going as the sole inhabitant as he/she requires no sustenance.

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* Distinct possibility in DwarfFortress.''VideoGame/DwarfFortress''. Most fortresses will eventually suffer catastrophes and get wiped out, but in case one of the inhabitants became a vampire, he/she is much likely to survive and keep the fortress going as the sole inhabitant as he/she requires no sustenance.



* Played for laughs in Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}. The Wayward Vagabond, a non-human wanderer of post-apocalyptic Earth, is fascinated enough by the idea of democracy that he becomes a mayor over a stash of cans.

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* Played for laughs in Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}.''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. The Wayward Vagabond, a non-human wanderer of post-apocalyptic Earth, is fascinated enough by the idea of democracy that he becomes a mayor over a stash of cans.



* Named for the ''TheSimpsons'' episode in which Homer divides Springfield into two towns, Old Springfield and New Springfield. When Homer erects a wall to this effect, the citizens of New Springfield quickly realize that they suddenly have no means of obtaining supplies. All but the Simpson family climb over the border, leaving a disgruntled Homer alone, to which Bart says 'Face it Homer, you're mayor of a ghost town!'

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* Named for the ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode in which Homer divides Springfield into two towns, Old Springfield and New Springfield. When Homer erects a wall to this effect, the citizens of New Springfield quickly realize that they suddenly have no means of obtaining supplies. All but the Simpson family climb over the border, leaving a disgruntled Homer alone, to which Bart says 'Face it Homer, you're mayor of a ghost town!'
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