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19th Nov '17 5:50:12 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** ''[[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E26ToWhereAndBackAgainPart2 To Where and Back Again Part 2]]'': [[spoiler:The changelings transform after discovering they can share love instead of [[EmotionEater absorbing it]], Queen Chrysalis disappears after vowing revenge on Starlight, and Thorax takes her place as leader of the changelings]].

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** ''[[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E26ToWhereAndBackAgainPart2 ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E26ToWhereAndBackAgainPart2 To Where and Back Again Part 2]]'': [[spoiler:The changelings transform after discovering they can share love instead of [[EmotionEater absorbing it]], Queen Chrysalis disappears after vowing revenge on Starlight, and Thorax takes her place as leader of the changelings]].
11th Nov '17 5:41:47 AM fruitstripegum
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** "Acorn Nuts & Diapey Butts" has Angelica telling the babies that the Fall season will bring changes to their lives. This is followed by Chuckie's dad to start dating strange women, Phil and Lil to get new uncomfortable diapers, and Tommy's grandpa to move to a retirement community. The only change that really stays by the end of the episode is that while Grandpa Lou still moves out, he is now engaged (giving Tommy and Dil a new grandmother) and Tommy admits to that he is happy with that change.

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** "Acorn Nuts & Diapey Butts" has Angelica telling the babies that the Fall season will bring changes to their lives. This is followed by Chuckie's dad to start dating strange women, Phil and Lil to get new uncomfortable diapers, and Tommy's grandpa to move to a retirement community. The only change that really stays by the end of the episode is that while Grandpa Lou still moves out, he is now engaged (giving Tommy and Dil a new grandmother) and Tommy admits to that he is happy with that change.



** Over the course of the last few episodes of season 4, [[spoiler:Shredder gets mutated into [[OneWingedAngel Super Shredder]] and ''kills Splinter'', the Turtles de-mutate Stockman and kill Rahzer, and finally Leo kills Shredder once and for all.]] The opening arc of season 5 makes it clear that all of this is going to stick, and follows it up by [[spoiler:having Tiger Claw, now leading the Foot Clan, declare a truce with the Turtles. As well, Don Vizioso, Bebop, Rocksteady, and Fishface all decide ScrewThisImOutOfHere.

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** Over the course of the last few episodes of season 4, [[spoiler:Shredder gets mutated into [[OneWingedAngel Super Shredder]] and ''kills Splinter'', the Turtles de-mutate Stockman and kill Rahzer, and finally Leo kills Shredder once and for all.]] The opening arc of season 5 makes it clear that all of this is going to stick, and follows it up by [[spoiler:having Tiger Claw, now leading the Foot Clan, declare a truce with the Turtles. As well, Don Vizioso, Bebop, Rocksteady, and Fishface all decide ScrewThisImOutOfHere.ScrewThisImOutOfHere]].
24th Oct '17 5:28:34 PM darkemyst
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* As an adaptation of the boos the ''Film/HarryPotter'' films contain many of the same story altering [[WHAMEpisode]]s, and often highlight them in advertising:

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* As an adaptation of the boos books the ''Film/HarryPotter'' films contain many of the same story altering [[WHAMEpisode]]s, and often highlight them in advertising:
24th Oct '17 5:28:11 PM darkemyst
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* As an adaptation of the boos the ''Film/HarryPotter'' films contain many of the same story altering [[WHAMEpisode]]s, and often highlight them in advertising:
** [[spoiler:Cedric Diggory]]'s death and [[spoiler:the physical return of Voldermort]] in ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'' marks a distinct dark change in the tone of the story that continues through the following movies. Hermoine's line near the end of the film, "Everything's going to change now, isn't it?" lampshades it.
** In ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' when the [[spoiler: ministry falls]] during Bill and Fleur's wedding it means Great Britan's wizarding community, including Hogwarts, is now being run [[spoiler: by Voldemort and the trio have to go on the run even if they weren't planning on returning to school that year anyway.]] In the meantime everyone else is dealing with living in the [[spoiler: new Death Eater run PoliceState]].
15th Oct '17 9:49:41 PM Enhas
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** In the R season and onward of the anime, Usagi is noticeably less silly and more dedicated to her mission as Sailor Moon than before. This is because she lost everything, including her own life, at the end of the first season and was fortunate enough to get another chance. While she's still Usagi, she's finally accepted that she'll also always be Sailor Moon.

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** In Usagi was traumatized for the R season and onward first few episodes of the anime, Usagi is R season, given [[KillEmAll what happened to everyone (including herself) at the end of the previous season]], to the point where her powers started to fail due to the stress of wanting to be a normal girl, fearing that the others might die again (notably Makoto in the episode where she's weak after giving blood), and depressed over the fact that Mamoru doesn't remember her and that the Moonlight Knight seemingly isn't him. It isn't until she finally accepts that she's always going to be Sailor Moon that she gets her resolve and power back, and she's noticeably less silly and more dedicated to her mission as Sailor Moon than before. This is because she lost everything, including her own life, at from that point onward for the end rest of the first season and was fortunate enough to get another chance. While she's still Usagi, she's finally accepted that she'll also always be Sailor Moon.series.
15th Oct '17 7:55:13 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* Dragon players are hit hard with this in Issue #11 of ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld''. Upon returning home from Tokyo, it's discovered that [[spoiler: [[OracularUrchin the Child]] has grown into a teenager, [[TheConsigliere Bong Cha]] has been mindwiped and expelled from the faction, and [[WellIntentionedExtremist Daimon Kiyota]] has replaced her as Voice of the Dragon; with this change in leadership, the Dragon is no longer content to sit by and create mathematical models to predict the future, but are now taking charge of ''changing'' the future. Plus, the after-mission reports are now being written by Daimon, quirky style and all.]]
10th Oct '17 2:50:40 PM Theriocephalus
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* Series/{{Jeremiah}} invokes this by name, in episode 8, "Firewall." Jeremiah and the rest of the crew discover that not everyone over puberty died in the Big Death, and that many of the survivors are former US military holed up in a place called Valhalla Sector. Who once they're sure the disease is gone are planning to roll out a military dictatorship based on superior firepower: helicopter gunships, when no one outside has anything better than basic firearms.

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* Series/{{Jeremiah}} invokes this by name, in episode 8, "Firewall." "Firewall". Jeremiah and the rest of the crew discover that not everyone over puberty died in the Big Death, and that many of the survivors are former US military holed up in a place called Valhalla Sector. Who once they're sure the disease is gone are planning to roll out a military dictatorship based on superior firepower: helicopter gunships, when no one outside has anything better than basic firearms.
10th Oct '17 2:50:28 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'' seems to treat StatusQuoIsGod the same was as the in-universe one - [[GodIsDead dead as a doornail]]. Enemies are dealt with completely, whether it's via [[HeelFaceTurn redemption]] or death. With clearly-defined, low-level exceptions, dead is dead - a villain blasted to atoms isn't coming back, and this is consistent enough that [[spoiler:[[TheHeroDies Issei's death]] comes as a genuine WhamEpisode, and his resurrection is as miraculous to the reader as it is in-universe]]. Characters and relationships develop over time, and changes tend to stick. By far the biggest example is volume 21, where [[spoiler:pretty much every senior figure of the alliance has [[SealedEvilInADuel sealed themselves in a pocket dimension with Trihexa]], meaning the young adult protagonists suddenly find themselves in charge of entire nations and war efforts and have to do a lot of growing up very quickly. Part of this is TheChampion Issei stepping out of Rias's shadow and becoming a High-Class Devil himself, ''succeeding'' in his long-term goal of having a peerage of his own.]]

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* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'' seems to treat StatusQuoIsGod the same was as the in-universe one - -- [[GodIsDead dead as a doornail]]. Enemies are dealt with completely, whether it's via [[HeelFaceTurn redemption]] or death. With clearly-defined, low-level exceptions, dead is dead - -- a villain blasted to atoms isn't coming back, and this is consistent enough that [[spoiler:[[TheHeroDies Issei's death]] comes as a genuine WhamEpisode, and his resurrection is as miraculous to the reader as it is in-universe]]. Characters and relationships develop over time, and changes tend to stick. By far the biggest example is volume 21, where [[spoiler:pretty much every senior figure of the alliance has [[SealedEvilInADuel sealed themselves in a pocket dimension with Trihexa]], meaning the young adult protagonists suddenly find themselves in charge of entire nations and war efforts and have to do a lot of growing up very quickly. Part of this is TheChampion Issei stepping out of Rias's shadow and becoming a High-Class Devil himself, ''succeeding'' in his long-term goal of having a peerage of his own.]]



* ''ComicBook/TheNewUniverse'' comic ''Justice'' did an impressive one of these about halfway through its run. [[spoiler: In Issue 15 (cleverly titled Everything You Know Is Wrong) the readers - and the main character - find out that he isn't an Interdimensional holy warrior but in fact a DEA agent who had an entire false life mentally implanted into him by a drug lord. He then becomes a borderline psychotic loner, who still can suffer flashbacks to his fake life if drugged up enough]].

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* ''ComicBook/TheNewUniverse'' comic ''Justice'' did an impressive one of these about halfway through its run. [[spoiler: In Issue 15 (cleverly titled Everything You Know Is Wrong) the readers - -- and the main character - -- find out that he isn't an Interdimensional holy warrior but in fact a DEA agent who had an entire false life mentally implanted into him by a drug lord. He then becomes a borderline psychotic loner, who still can suffer flashbacks to his fake life if drugged up enough]].



* Marvel is currently doing it all the time - almost everything changes so fast that it's scary.

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* Marvel is currently doing it all the time - -- almost everything changes so fast that it's scary.



** [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/242048/in-the-service-of-the-princess-of-friendship In the Service of the Princess of Friendship]] is about Applejack's realization that Twilight Sparkle becoming a princess of friendship necessarily means that she will need her friends to help rule alongside her - and that means that Applejack needs to choose between being an apple farmer who happens to be Twilight Sparkle's friend, or being Twilight Sparkle's friend who happens to farm apples in her spare time.

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** [[http://www.''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/242048/in-the-service-of-the-princess-of-friendship In the Service of the Princess of Friendship]] Friendship]]'' is about Applejack's realization that Twilight Sparkle becoming a princess of friendship necessarily means that she will need her friends to help rule alongside her - -- and that means that Applejack needs to choose between being an apple farmer who happens to be Twilight Sparkle's friend, or being Twilight Sparkle's friend who happens to farm apples in her spare time.



* ''FanFic/TwoStep'' departs from the usual ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' four-survivor ensemble when the ship Coach, Rochelle, Ellis and Nick were on sinks. Nick [[EyeScream is injured]] by a Witch and ends up left behind, and most of the story is about him traveling completely alone. The ensemble aspect returns a bit later on, but it doesn't last long - Nick ditches them at a safe place later on. Another mechanic that is discarded is the "kill lots of zombies", as it's implied that the Commons died or mutated more during the course of the story, reinforced by the fact that the only zombies encountered are [[BossInMookClothing Special Infected]]. Even the immediate objective of the survivors changes from 'find someplace safe' to 'find someplace warm and make it safe'. Oh, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Nick gets a dog, too]].

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* ''FanFic/TwoStep'' departs from the usual ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' four-survivor ensemble when the ship Coach, Rochelle, Ellis and Nick were on sinks. Nick [[EyeScream is injured]] by a Witch and ends up left behind, and most of the story is about him traveling completely alone. The ensemble aspect returns a bit later on, but it doesn't last long - -- Nick ditches them at a safe place later on. Another mechanic that is discarded is the "kill lots of zombies", as it's implied that the Commons died or mutated more during the course of the story, reinforced by the fact that the only zombies encountered are [[BossInMookClothing Special Infected]]. Even the immediate objective of the survivors changes from 'find someplace safe' to 'find someplace warm and make it safe'. Oh, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Nick gets a dog, too]].



* ''Series/RedDwarf'' did this twice. Firstly in Series 6, where the crew lose the eponymous ship, and once again when they get it back at the end of Series 7 - but all the crew that died in the very first episode are re-instated, so the ship is fully populated for the first time since that first episode. "Back to Earth" [[spoiler:seems to set this up by them going back to Earth, but it's another squid like the despair squid at the end of Series 5 (Back to Reality), which also appeared to set this up by them supposedly being in a video game the whole time. StatusQuoIsGod in these cases]]. Series 3 also changed the premise slightly, going from isolation to a more action-adventure show.

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* ''Series/RedDwarf'' did this twice. Firstly in Series 6, where the crew lose the eponymous ship, and once again when they get it back at the end of Series 7 - -- but all the crew that died in the very first episode are re-instated, so the ship is fully populated for the first time since that first episode. "Back to Earth" [[spoiler:seems to set this up by them going back to Earth, but it's another squid like the despair squid at the end of Series 5 (Back to Reality), which also appeared to set this up by them supposedly being in a video game the whole time. StatusQuoIsGod in these cases]]. Series 3 also changed the premise slightly, going from isolation to a more action-adventure show.



** "Face Off": [[spoiler: [[KlingonPromotion Walt successfully assassinates Gus]]...[[WouldHurtAChild but he poisons Brock in the course of his plan]], making it clear that he's become a VillainProtagonist.]]

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** "Face Off": [[spoiler: [[KlingonPromotion Walt successfully assassinates Gus]]... [[WouldHurtAChild but he poisons Brock in the course of his plan]], making it clear that he's become a VillainProtagonist.]]



* The soap opera ''Series/{{Loving}}'' had its opening narrator for its final storyline, "The ''Loving'' Murders", declare that "''Loving'' will never be the same." It was right - soon after the storyline ended, the remaining main cast moved from the old setting, setting up its spinoff series, ''The City''.

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* The soap opera ''Series/{{Loving}}'' had its opening narrator for its final storyline, "The ''Loving'' Murders", declare that "''Loving'' will never be the same." It was right - -- soon after the storyline ended, the remaining main cast moved from the old setting, setting up its spinoff series, ''The City''.



* Happens constantly in ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' as part of its theme that GrowingUpSucks. Every dozen episodes or so, the plot goes through a massive paradigm shift (usually FromBadToWorse), whether in the form of disaster, betrayal, or the protagonists learning an AwfulTruth. Summed up well in [[http://www.marycagle.com/index.php?id=32 this strip]] of ''Webcomic/LetsSpeakEnglish''. Even the [[ThemeMusicPowerUp theme music]] of Gaim's first NextTierPowerUp references this - rather than the expected upbeat BraggingThemeTune, it's a mournful song about [[ComesGreatResponsibility the consequences of power]].

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* Happens constantly in ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' as part of its theme that GrowingUpSucks. Every dozen episodes or so, the plot goes through a massive paradigm shift (usually FromBadToWorse), whether in the form of disaster, betrayal, or the protagonists learning an AwfulTruth. Summed up well in [[http://www.marycagle.com/index.php?id=32 this strip]] of ''Webcomic/LetsSpeakEnglish''. Even the [[ThemeMusicPowerUp theme music]] of Gaim's first NextTierPowerUp references this - -- rather than the expected upbeat BraggingThemeTune, it's a mournful song about [[ComesGreatResponsibility the consequences of power]].



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'': From around halfway through the game, things unravel this way: Yevon is exposed to the people as a ChurchOfEvil, the Al Bhed reveal the airship - passing a new landmark in a society that fears technology, the Guado declare war on the Al Bhed ([[spoiler:and later, the Ronso]]) after Seymour is 'killed' the first time, the party decide to ScrewDestiny and [[spoiler:kill Yunalesca]] - an action that ensures Summoners can't use the Final Summoning ever again. The ending itself is the largest example, with Sin vanquished forever and the Fayth put to rest, bringing about an Eternal Calm - but also leaving all of Spira to deal with some uncomfortable truths about the last 1000 years of their history.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'': From around halfway through the game, things unravel this way: Yevon is exposed to the people as a ChurchOfEvil, the Al Bhed reveal the airship - -- passing a new landmark in a society that fears technology, the Guado declare war on the Al Bhed ([[spoiler:and later, the Ronso]]) after Seymour is 'killed' the first time, the party decide to ScrewDestiny and [[spoiler:kill Yunalesca]] - -- an action that ensures Summoners can't use the Final Summoning ever again. The ending itself is the largest example, with Sin vanquished forever and the Fayth put to rest, bringing about an Eternal Calm - -- but also leaving all of Spira to deal with some uncomfortable truths about the last 1000 years of their history.



* Around late 2011 to early 2012, a succession of unrelated events radically altered several of the major characters of ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', changing the tone of the entire comic as a result. The previously seductive 'Nique gets an ImportantHaircut and a [[RealWomenNeverWearDresses pair of pants]] as she turned ultra-feminist to fight 'The Patriarchy'. Li'l E takes a dive in the [[LaserGuidedAmnesia River Lethe]] and forgets [[AmnesiacDissonance all the bitterness that made him turn evil]] (while we simultaneously discover that he's not just a Devil Fanboy - he's the bonafide [[TheAntichrist Antichrist]], [[LukeIAmYourFather son of the Devil]]! TheFundamentalist [[TheWarOnStraw Strawman]] Seymor gets shot by the [[CareBearStare Arrows of Amor]], and turns into a LoveFreak sort of christian instead (when he isn't busy reading erotic Jesus-fanfiction). Fuschia escapes from Satan's service and gets together with Criminy, with the two of them turning SickeninglySweethearts. And the previously one-shot-joke characters known as The Sisterhood of Spooky Shit (a group of tricycle-riding girls fighting misogyny) [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in badass]] and now seem to be directly facing off against Satan himself, and his support of the Patriarchy and sex-industry. Slick - who [[OutOfFocus doesn't get nearly the screentime he used to]] - attempts to forgo his CasanovaWannabe, pretend-pimp ways in order to win over the changed 'Nique - resulting in the creation of his very own EnemyWithin 'Devil Slick'. Does it ultimately improve the comic? That's up for debate...

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* Around late 2011 to early 2012, a succession of unrelated events radically altered several of the major characters of ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', changing the tone of the entire comic as a result. The previously seductive 'Nique gets an ImportantHaircut and a [[RealWomenNeverWearDresses pair of pants]] as she turned ultra-feminist to fight 'The Patriarchy'. Li'l E takes a dive in the [[LaserGuidedAmnesia River Lethe]] and forgets [[AmnesiacDissonance all the bitterness that made him turn evil]] (while we simultaneously discover that he's not just a Devil Fanboy - -- he's the bonafide [[TheAntichrist Antichrist]], [[LukeIAmYourFather son of the Devil]]! TheFundamentalist [[TheWarOnStraw Strawman]] Seymor gets shot by the [[CareBearStare Arrows of Amor]], and turns into a LoveFreak sort of christian instead (when he isn't busy reading erotic Jesus-fanfiction). Fuschia escapes from Satan's service and gets together with Criminy, with the two of them turning SickeninglySweethearts. And the previously one-shot-joke characters known as The Sisterhood of Spooky Shit (a group of tricycle-riding girls fighting misogyny) [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in badass]] and now seem to be directly facing off against Satan himself, and his support of the Patriarchy and sex-industry. Slick - -- who [[OutOfFocus doesn't get nearly the screentime he used to]] - -- attempts to forgo his CasanovaWannabe, pretend-pimp ways in order to win over the changed 'Nique - -- resulting in the creation of his very own EnemyWithin 'Devil Slick'. Does it ultimately improve the comic? That's up for debate...



* ''Webcomic/{{Clockwork}}'': For Cog, a lot changes after [[spoiler: Alexander forces him into becoming his assistant. Not only is he forced to move away from the home he's always known, the driving force behind the "deal" is Alexander's threat to reveal the magic powers that Cog unknowingly inherited from his father - a detail that would have him sentenced to death if revealed.]]

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* ''Webcomic/{{Clockwork}}'': For Cog, a lot changes after [[spoiler: Alexander forces him into becoming his assistant. Not only is he forced to move away from the home he's always known, the driving force behind the "deal" is Alexander's threat to reveal the magic powers that Cog unknowingly inherited from his father - -- a detail that would have him sentenced to death if revealed.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'': The first episode of the second season does this thanks to a TimeSkip. The changes that occurred over the previous five years are only gradually revealed over the course of the entire season. The final episode, with [[spoiler:''{{ComicBook/Darkseid}}'' revealing himself]], appears to set up another case of this ... but season 3 never happens. [[{{Uncancelled}} Then]] [[http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/11/07/young-justice-returning-for-season-3 this]] [[{{Uncancelled}} happened]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'': The first episode of the second season does this thanks to a TimeSkip. The changes that occurred over the previous five years are only gradually revealed over the course of the entire season. The final episode, with [[spoiler:''{{ComicBook/Darkseid}}'' revealing himself]], appears to set up another case of this ...this... but season 3 never happens. [[{{Uncancelled}} Then]] [[http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/11/07/young-justice-returning-for-season-3 this]] [[{{Uncancelled}} happened]].



* World War II - Real Life's ultimate WhamEpisode. Millions of people are killed, [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust humanity goes to the lowest lows of cruelty imaginable]] and entire countries disappear from the map. Fascism goes from a somewhat acceptable if radical ideology to DeaderThanDisco and the Soviet Union, once perceived to be on the brink of collapse goes to dominate Eastern Europe. Germany, France and Britain who used to be the main powers in Europe if not the world at the very least since 1870 get DemotedToExtra and a movement for European Unity starts that makes the very reason for its existence - Europe-wide war - inconceivable. At the end of the war, nuclear weapons are invented and deployed and its colossal impact makes conventional war among great powers a thing of the past.

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* World War II - II, Real Life's ultimate WhamEpisode. Millions of people are killed, [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust humanity goes to the lowest lows of cruelty imaginable]] and entire countries disappear from the map. Fascism goes from a somewhat acceptable if radical ideology to DeaderThanDisco and the Soviet Union, once perceived to be on the brink of collapse goes to dominate Eastern Europe. Germany, France and Britain who used to be the main powers in Europe if not the world at the very least since 1870 get DemotedToExtra and a movement for European Unity starts that makes the very reason for its existence - -- Europe-wide war - -- inconceivable. At the end of the war, nuclear weapons are invented and deployed and its colossal impact makes conventional war among great powers a thing of the past.
9th Oct '17 10:36:36 AM Enhas
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** In the R season and onward of the anime, Usagi is noticeably less silly and more dedicated to her mission as Sailor Moon than before. This is because she lost everything, including her own life, at the end of the first season and was fortunate enough to get another chance. While she's still Usagi, she's finally accepted that she'll also always be Sailor Moon.
6th Oct '17 9:03:06 AM Rytex
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* A side-effect of TheSingularity. '''''Everything''''' changes. The way we perceive things is so fundamentally and radically altered by this newfound piece of technology that those who have it occur early enough in their lives and those born after cannot even comprehend life without it, despite life having existed without it for eons before.
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