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7th Mar '17 4:13:11 AM N8han11
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* After test audiences left ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' thinking that the ending of the movie left [[InferredHolocaust humanity doomed]]. The credits sequence was specifically designed to let people know they survived quite handily. This one is justified: humankind may now be living an a nearly-uninhabitable earth, but they're not stranded -- they still have a fully-functioning cruise ship capable of meeting all their needs, and hundreds of friendly robots with various skills.

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* After test audiences left ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' thinking that the ending of the movie left [[InferredHolocaust humanity doomed]]. The doomed]], the credits sequence was specifically designed to let people know they survived quite handily. This one is justified: humankind may now be living an a nearly-uninhabitable earth, but they're not stranded -- they still have a fully-functioning cruise ship capable of meeting all their needs, and hundreds of friendly robots with various skills.
26th Feb '17 3:26:36 AM StFan
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* Any media where a number of people are shooting guns in or near populated areas. Bullets tend to go through concealment a few times before stopping, and people dying by accident due to stray bullets isn't uncommon.
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* Pell of ''OnePiece'' saved Alubarna by flying the giant bomb (designed to annihilate the whole city and its inhabitants) straight up for a few seconds. [[spoiler:And he also survived the blast, even though clutching onto the bomb. Hey, [[DisneyDeath unless it's a flashback, nobody dies]] in ''OnePiece''.]]

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* Pell of ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' saved Alubarna by flying the giant bomb (designed to annihilate the whole city and its inhabitants) straight up for a few seconds. [[spoiler:And he also survived the blast, even though clutching onto the bomb. Hey, [[DisneyDeath unless it's a flashback, nobody dies]] in ''OnePiece''.]]



* In ''SaintSeiya'', when [[{{Filler}} Princess Hilda of Asgard]] or [[AGodAmI Poseidon]] flood the Earth by melting the ice caps, the series goes out of its way to show the devastation from tidal waves and superstorms even in spite of [[BarrierMaiden Athena's]] attempts to hold the waters back. When the villain du jour is defeated, though, it's considered a victory for mankind, and no mention is made of the millions of lives lost while the Saints battled. Likewise, the Gold Cloth Saga actually showed a very violent war breaking out, but it never reached the heroes and was never brought up before or after the BigBad's defeat.
* ''Manga/DragonBall Z'': Piccolo ''[[DetonationMoon blew up the moon]]'' to stop a monkey from rampaging in a forest. ''WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged'' had [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys7pLfOVZDE#t=7m42s something to say about this]].

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* In ''SaintSeiya'', ''Manga/SaintSeiya'', when [[{{Filler}} Princess Hilda of Asgard]] or [[AGodAmI Poseidon]] flood the Earth by melting the ice caps, the series goes out of its way to show the devastation from tidal waves and superstorms even in spite of [[BarrierMaiden Athena's]] attempts to hold the waters back. When the villain du jour is defeated, though, it's considered a victory for mankind, and no mention is made of the millions of lives lost while the Saints battled. Likewise, the Gold Cloth Saga actually showed a very violent war breaking out, but it never reached the heroes and was never brought up before or after the BigBad's defeat.
* ''Manga/DragonBall Z'': ''Franchise/DragonBall'':
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Piccolo ''[[DetonationMoon blew up the moon]]'' to stop a monkey from rampaging in a forest. ''WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged'' had has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys7pLfOVZDE#t=7m42s something to say about this]].



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* In the season 4 finale of ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'', a military-grade nuclear missile is intercepted and destroyed just above downtown LA seconds before it was to detonate. While this should have spread several kilos of plutonium across the city in a "dirty bomb" effect, nobody seems to be concerned about this aside from a HandWave about NEST cleaning up the scene. Although the plutonium would only be particularly dangerous if inhaled or eaten, as the alpha radiation it emits wouldn't penetrate your skin. There was some handwave about prevailing winds blowing it away from the city. This is however still much better than the bomb actually going off though.

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* In the season 4 finale of ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'', ''Series/TwentyFour'', a military-grade nuclear missile is intercepted and destroyed just above downtown LA seconds before it was to detonate. While this should have spread several kilos of plutonium across the city in a "dirty bomb" effect, nobody seems to be concerned about this aside from a HandWave about NEST cleaning up the scene. Although the plutonium would only be particularly dangerous if inhaled or eaten, as the alpha radiation it emits wouldn't penetrate your skin. There was some handwave about prevailing winds blowing it away from the city. This is however still much better than the bomb actually going off though.



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* Apparently, ''WebAnimation/TheMercuryMen'' universe never heard of the Roche Limit; the Moon gets so close to the Earth that it's affecting the cloud cover. Possibly justified however, as we don't really know how the Gravity Engine works.
* ''WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded'''s take on ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ANewHope'' involved Grand Moff Tarkin deciding to expedite victory and destroy the planet around which the rebel base was in orbit. [[RuleofFunny The base remains intact.]]
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* Apparently the [[WebAnimation/TheMercuryMen Mercury Men]] universe never heard of the Roche Limit; the Moon gets so close to the Earth that it's affecting the cloud cover. Possibly justified however, as we don't really know how the Gravity Engine works.
* ''WebVideo/HowItShouldHaveEnded'''s take on ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ANewHope'' involved Grand Moff Tarkin deciding to expedite victory and destroy the planet around which the rebel base was in orbit. [[RuleofFunny The base remains intact.]]
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* PhineasAndFerb: A lot of their inventions would have ramifications that are never explored, but the best example is from ''Phineas and Ferb Save Summer'' where Doofenshmirtz pulls the Earth slightly further out in it's orbit, causing temperatures to drop, trees to lose their leaves, and more. Even though Phineas and Ferb [[GondorCallsForAid (and similar geniuses from around the world)]] put the Earth back in a matter of hours, the damage it should have caused would be catastrophic to ecosystems around the world. But it shows that everything is fine afterwards (even the trees have their leaves back)

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* PhineasAndFerb: ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': A lot of their inventions would have ramifications that are never explored, but the best example is from ''Phineas and Ferb Save Summer'' where Doofenshmirtz pulls the Earth slightly further out in it's orbit, causing temperatures to drop, trees to lose their leaves, and more. Even though Phineas and Ferb [[GondorCallsForAid (and similar geniuses from around the world)]] put the Earth back in a matter of hours, the damage it should have caused would be catastrophic to ecosystems around the world. But it shows that everything is fine afterwards (even the trees have their leaves back)



* New [=WMD=] technologies and anything else involving large explosions or forays into the fundamental forces of the universe are often accompanied by a group of die-hard doomsday prophets proclaiming that this New Thing will definitely bring TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. [[CaptainObvious So far, no device has lived up to this expectation]].
** For instance, it was hypothesized that travelling at over forty mph (this was back when trains were just being introduced) would cause fatal brain haemorrhages[[note]]As well as that the air would be sucked out of the carriages, killing everyone onboard[[/note]]. Another gem was the belief that the A-bomb would cause all the nitrogen in the atmosphere to fuse, killing everyone and everything on Earth. Some have espoused the belief that the Large Hadron Collider would produce microscopic black holes that would swallow the Earth.[[note]]While such subatomic-mass black holes are hypothetically possible, their lifetimes would be far too short to swallow anything; Hawking radiation would cause them to evaporate in less than a nanosecond.[[/note]]

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* New [=WMD=] technologies and anything else involving large explosions or forays into the fundamental forces of the universe are often accompanied by a group of die-hard doomsday prophets proclaiming that this New Thing will definitely bring TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. [[CaptainObvious So far, no device has lived up to this expectation]].
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expectation]]. For instance, it was hypothesized that travelling at over forty mph (this was back when trains were just being introduced) would cause fatal brain haemorrhages[[note]]As well as that the air would be sucked out of the carriages, killing everyone onboard[[/note]]. Another gem was the belief that the A-bomb would cause all the nitrogen in the atmosphere to fuse, killing everyone and everything on Earth. Some have espoused the belief that the Large Hadron Collider would produce microscopic black holes that would swallow the Earth.[[note]]While such subatomic-mass black holes are hypothetically possible, their lifetimes would be far too short to swallow anything; Hawking radiation would cause them to evaporate in less than a nanosecond.[[/note]]



* Prior to the European colonization of the Americas, total indigenous population of North and South America was quite large--anywhere from 50 to 100 million. After contact with Europeans, [[ThePlague viruses and bacteria]] brought over from the Old World ran rampant across the New, with the result that the total indigenous population dropped to only about 9 million by the seventeenth century. North America was particularly hard-hit, with mortality rates reaching 90% in some areas, leaving whole regions that had once been home to large agricultural villages and small city-states to return to wilderness. The change was so drastic it even had an effect on weather patterns. This history did not until recently get much discussed in the history books.
* Floods and other consequences of the infamous BritishWeather tend to invoke this effect; property damage always ends up running into the hundreds of millions but actual ''deaths'' tend to be in the single digits, usually boat-owners or motorists [[TooDumbToLive with more valour than discretion]] or some unlucky soul who has a tree fall on their car. It helps that we have the tax base for effective disaster-relief.

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* Prior to the European colonization of the Americas, total indigenous population of North and South America was quite large--anywhere large -- anywhere from 50 to 100 million. After contact with Europeans, [[ThePlague viruses and bacteria]] brought over from the Old World ran rampant across the New, with the result that the total indigenous population dropped to only about 9 million by the seventeenth century. North America was particularly hard-hit, with mortality rates reaching 90% in some areas, leaving whole regions that had once been home to large agricultural villages and small city-states to return to wilderness. The change was so drastic it even had an effect on weather patterns. This history did not until recently get much discussed in the history books.
* Floods and other consequences of the infamous BritishWeather UsefulNotes/BritishWeather tend to invoke this effect; property damage always ends up running into the hundreds of millions but actual ''deaths'' tend to be in the single digits, usually boat-owners or motorists [[TooDumbToLive with more valour than discretion]] or some unlucky soul who has a tree fall on their car. It helps that we have the tax base for effective disaster-relief.



6th Feb '17 12:13:46 AM weirdfantasy
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* In spite of the spectacular crashes featured in ''Film/StrokerAce'', no comment is made as to whether any of the drivers are hurt or even killed or if any of the debris caused spectator injury ([[RealityIsUnrealistic spectator death simply doesn't happen in NASCAR, not even to the present day]]).
13th Jan '17 6:37:23 PM Amahn
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* Averted in ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' with 2 different pieces of technology. The heros knew that HumongousMecha battles in cities were destructive. So they invented the Dividing Driver, which used Space Warping technology to create pocket dimensions for them to fight in. Later the enemies started exploding so violently when defeated that they became larger than the folded space. Enter the Eraser Head, which absorbed and redirected explosions straight upward, harmlessly into space.
11th Jan '17 11:45:33 PM PaulA
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* In the 1980 adaptation of ''Film/FlashGordon'', the moon is hurtling towards the Earth, causing natural catastrophes. Flash "saves" the world just in time, but... er... forget it.

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* In the 1980 adaptation of ''Film/FlashGordon'', ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'', the moon is hurtling towards the Earth, causing natural catastrophes. Flash "saves" the world just in time, but... er... forget it.
7th Jan '17 3:04:32 PM VampireBuddha
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* At the end of ''Videogame/{{Ultima Underworld}} I'', the volcano erupts, destroying the entire civilisation within... but then in the very last cutscene, Garamon appears to the Avatar in a dream and explains that he was able to open a portal to send everyone to Destard.
3rd Jan '17 5:29:51 PM Nezdragon
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** In ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', the question of the militarization of Starfleet and destabilization of the galaxy due to the discussion of Vulcan is a major plot point. In the film's climax, [[spoiler:a starship crashes into San Fran. Though we don't see any bodies, the ship plows through shedloads of clearly-occupied buildings. The final scene takes place one year after that event, and they're still rebuilding.]]

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** In ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', the question of the militarization of Starfleet and destabilization of the galaxy due to the discussion destruction of Vulcan is a major plot point. In the film's climax, [[spoiler:a starship crashes into San Fran. Though we don't see any bodies, the ship plows through shedloads multiple blocks of clearly-occupied buildings. The final scene takes place one year after that event, and they're still rebuilding.]]
2nd Jan '17 10:26:06 AM fearlessnikki
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* ''Film/AlienResurrection'' ends with the good guys destroying the aliens on the research ship by crashing it into Earth's surface. We get a view from space as it crashes into what appears to be the east coast of either Africa or India, producing an ''enormous'' explosion that realistically would undoubtedly have killed millions... ''maybe'' more than a xenomorph infestation. In this case it is implied that Earth was already a devastated wasteland ("Earth. What a shithole."). {{Lampshaded}} on the DVDCommentary, as one of the special effects guys asks if we'll ever learn what part of the planet was sacrificed -- as if in response the Special Edition edit of the film ends with Call and Ripley on Earth, overlooking a demolished Paris. This reinforces the 'shithole' comment. All of the buildings are still standing, just very decrepit and dirty.

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* ''Film/AlienResurrection'' ends with the good guys destroying the aliens on the research ship by crashing it into Earth's surface. We get a view from space as it crashes into what appears to be the east coast of either Africa or India, producing an ''enormous'' explosion that realistically would undoubtedly have killed millions... ''maybe'' more than a xenomorph infestation. In this case it is implied that Earth was already a devastated wasteland ("Earth. What a shithole."). {{Lampshaded}} on the DVDCommentary, as one of the special effects guys asks if we'll ever learn what part of the planet was sacrificed -- as if in response the The Special Edition edit of the film ends contains an alternate ending with the protagonists in the ruins of Paris, which appears to be a wasteland. There's also a scene where Call and Ripley on Earth, overlooking a demolished Paris. This reinforces says she re-calibrated ground level - ensuring the 'shithole' comment. All of the buildings are still standing, just very decrepit and dirty.ship would crash in an uninhabited quadrant.



* At the climax of the ''Film/VForVendetta'', [[spoiler:the Houses of Parliament are destroyed by a massive bomb on a tube train beneath them. An explosion of such size would devastate a wide area around it, but miraculously the thousands of be-masked V supporters watching the show from only a few metres away are completely unharmed, rather than being shredded by flying debris.]]
** ''Possibly'' justified, as there is a shot of the Army successfully holding back the crowd behind barricades in places, so it's unlikely those Vs would have been standing immediately adjacent to the structure. Also, they all knew it was going to explode, they probably stood well back.

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* At the climax of the ''Film/VForVendetta'', [[spoiler:the Houses of Parliament are destroyed by a massive bomb on a tube train beneath them. An explosion of such size would devastate a wide area around it, but miraculously the thousands of be-masked V supporters watching the show from only a few metres away are completely unharmed, rather than being shredded by flying debris.]]
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]] ''Possibly'' justified, as there is a shot of the Army successfully holding back the crowd behind barricades in places, so it's unlikely those Vs would have been standing immediately adjacent to the structure. Also, they all knew it was going to explode, they probably stood well back.



** Averted in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', where the various battles in the movie devastates several cities, with most of the Avengers' time being spent trying to minimize civilian casualities. The widespread destruction caused by the film will lead also directly to the worldwide SuperheroRegistrationAct of ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. The villain Ultron's EvilPlan also averts this trope directly as [[spoiler: he plans to levitate a several mile wide chunk of the Earth's surface into the upper atmosphere, then accelerate it back onto the Earth, causing an extinction level event similar to the meteor that wiped out the dinosaurs. One of the reasons he chooses this method is because it's a XanatosGambit; Ultron lampshades the "NoEndorHolocaust" trope, and points out dropping the city early (the heroes hope to destroy the repulsors lifting the city before it can gain any real altitude, and drop it into a lake below) ''should'' still do serious damage. Thus it's left an exercise to the viewer why that didn't happen.]]
*** Furthering the aversion is the Sokovia Accords being created in direct response to the damage they did, with the implication that not only were there casualties and property damage costs shown for the final battles of the ''Avengers'' films and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', [[spoiler: but part of the main villain's motivation is that his family was killed during the battle of Sokovia and he holds the Avengers responsible for what happened, trying to tear their team apart from the inside]].

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** Averted in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', where the various battles in the movie devastates several cities, with most of the Avengers' time being spent trying to minimize civilian casualities. The widespread destruction caused by the film will lead also directly to the worldwide SuperheroRegistrationAct of ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. The villain Ultron's EvilPlan also averts this trope directly as [[spoiler: he plans to levitate a several mile wide chunk of the Earth's surface into the upper atmosphere, then accelerate it back onto the Earth, causing an extinction level event similar to the meteor that wiped out the dinosaurs. One of the reasons he chooses this method is because it's a XanatosGambit; Ultron lampshades the "NoEndorHolocaust" trope, and points out dropping the city early (the heroes hope to destroy the repulsors lifting the city before it can gain any real altitude, and drop it into a lake below) ''should'' still do serious damage. Thus it's left an exercise to the viewer why that didn't happen.]]
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]] Furthering the aversion is the Sokovia Accords being created in direct response to the damage they did, with the implication that not only were there casualties and property damage costs shown for the final battles of the ''Avengers'' films and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', [[spoiler: but part of the main villain's motivation is that his family was killed during the battle of Sokovia and he holds the Avengers responsible for what happened, trying to tear their team apart from the inside]].



* Closely related is the climax of ''[[{{Literature/Divergent}} The Divergent Series: Allegiant]]'' where a gas is released in the city that will wipe everyone's memories. Tris shuts down the mechanism before the city gets the full blast - but some gas is still seen being released, and Edgar was seen getting wiped with it. Presumably ''The Divergent Series: Ascendant'' will show the aftermath.
* Inverted in ''{{Film/Elizabeth}}: The Golden Age'' showing the Spanish Armada. There are lines referencing English ships being destroyed. However in real life [[RealityIsUnrealistic the English didn't lose a single ship]].



* The episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E16SonicRainboom Sonic Rainboom]]" of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has two; a construction worker lets his jackhammer get away from him while [[ConstructionCatcalls mackin' on Rarity]]; it bores through the cloud he's working on and probably spoiled someone's day when it landed; and [[TitleDrop the event the episode derives it's name from]] is a hypersonic shockwave that causes a rainbow. Performed as it was-about 10 feet off the ground-it would have the destructive potential of a [[NukeEm nuclear blast]]. In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero a subsequent episode]], it is shown to do just that, complete with [[EverythingMakesAMushroom mushroom cloud]].

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The episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E16SonicRainboom Sonic Rainboom]]" of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has two; a construction worker lets his jackhammer get away from him while [[ConstructionCatcalls mackin' on Rarity]]; it bores through the cloud he's working on and probably spoiled someone's day when it landed; and [[TitleDrop the event the episode derives it's name from]] is a hypersonic shockwave that causes a rainbow. Performed as it was-about 10 feet off the ground-it would have the destructive potential of a [[NukeEm nuclear blast]]. In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero a subsequent episode]], it is shown to do just that, complete with [[EverythingMakesAMushroom mushroom cloud]].cloud]].
** Subverted in Season 5, where there is mention of the schoolhouse and playground being destroyed in the [[ContinuityNod battle with Tirek]] in the Season 4 finale.
27th Dec '16 11:53:14 AM CrowTR0bot
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** Finally, and most bluntly, the Rebels and Ewoks would ''not'' have been able to throw that [[DancePartyEnding epic party]] on the surface, which is shown to take place at nightfall. If the hypothetical holocaust were to happen, it would have caused problems by then.
25th Dec '16 1:43:39 AM Sabrewing
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'''s
** "City of Stone" arc, Demona casts a spell that turns the large majority of Manhattan's population into stone during the night hours. Leaving aside all the physical damage that is likely to have occurred, the fact that Manhattan in effect stops working from dusk to dawn (which, given the fact that the story takes place in early November, would be from roughly 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.) for two consecutive days should have caused a nationwide panic, and had notable economic impact. One of the episode cliffhangers is David Xanatos stuck in a helicopter with a TakenForGranite pilot. He doesn't watch TV either, as [[TropeNamer he's busy planning stuff.]] Then there's that woman whose arm Demona casually broke off. What do you think happened when the curse was lifted?

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the "City of Stone" arc, Demona casts a spell that turns the large majority of Manhattan's population into stone during the night hours. Leaving aside all the physical damage that is likely to have occurred, the fact that Manhattan in effect stops working from dusk to dawn (which, given the fact that the story takes place in early November, would be from roughly 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.) for two consecutive days should have caused a nationwide panic, and had notable economic impact. One of the episode cliffhangers is David Xanatos stuck in a helicopter with a TakenForGranite pilot. He doesn't watch TV either, as [[TropeNamer he's busy planning stuff.]] Then there's that woman whose arm Demona casually broke off. What do you think happened when the curse was lifted?



* In "Grief", after Jackal merges with the god Anubis, he uses Anubis' powers to casually wipe out life in the nearby area -- including laying an entire ''city'' to waste. By the time the Emir has become Anubis' avatar, he cryptically says, "What is dead and gone cannot be restored, but the stolen energies can be rechanneled." Whether said energies merely apply to Jackal's ageing tricks played on the heroes, Hyena and Wolf is never elaborated upon, leaving the fate of said city entirely up in the air.

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* ** In "Grief", after Jackal merges with the god Anubis, he uses Anubis' powers to casually wipe out life in the nearby area -- including laying an entire ''city'' to waste. By the time the Emir has become Anubis' avatar, he cryptically says, "What is dead and gone cannot be restored, but the stolen energies can be rechanneled." Whether said energies merely apply to Jackal's ageing tricks played on the heroes, Hyena and Wolf is never elaborated upon, leaving the fate of said city entirely up in the air.
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