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18th May '17 6:48:38 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* While technological innovations that are not (primarily) about war tend to make their impact seen over a period of time instead of instantly, few innovations have been as disruptive and revolutionary as the railway. Writers throughout the 19th century [[GenreSavvy have noted this]], and [[NewMediaAreEvil bemoaned the lack of culture]] the new mode of travel would bring, while others tended to focus on the positive aspects. With the arrival of the railroad to a town, what had once been an arduous (and dangerous) trip by stagecoach that took days became a short ride with a comfy train. Railroads ''invented'' the very concept of "commuting" and to this day inner ring suburbs in the US are known as "streetcar suburbs", because the expansion of streetcars made their existence possible. UsefulNotes/UlyssesSGrant writes in his autobiography how he had to make an arduous overland trip through what is now Panama when he was [[ReassignedToAntarctica posted in California]] and several of his comrades fell sick and died, because the overland trip to the other coast would have been even worse. Grant would oversee the inauguration of a transcontinental railroad during his own term in the White House that made a monthlong matter of life and death into a matter of buying a ticket and spending a few days on a train. Since the introduction of rail travel, ordinary people went from never leaving home for matters other than war and pilgrimage to people who travel hundreds of miles for a weekend for fun. And while they will not necessarily take the train to do so anymore, this development started without a doubt with the railroad.

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* While technological innovations that are not (primarily) about war tend to make their impact seen over a period of time instead of instantly, few innovations have been as disruptive and revolutionary as the railway. Writers throughout the 19th century [[GenreSavvy have noted this]], this, and [[NewMediaAreEvil bemoaned the lack of culture]] the new mode of travel would bring, while others tended to focus on the positive aspects. With the arrival of the railroad to a town, what had once been an arduous (and dangerous) trip by stagecoach that took days became a short ride with a comfy train. Railroads ''invented'' the very concept of "commuting" and to this day inner ring suburbs in the US are known as "streetcar suburbs", because the expansion of streetcars made their existence possible. UsefulNotes/UlyssesSGrant writes in his autobiography how he had to make an arduous overland trip through what is now Panama when he was [[ReassignedToAntarctica posted in California]] and several of his comrades fell sick and died, because the overland trip to the other coast would have been even worse. Grant would oversee the inauguration of a transcontinental railroad during his own term in the White House that made a monthlong matter of life and death into a matter of buying a ticket and spending a few days on a train. Since the introduction of rail travel, ordinary people went from never leaving home for matters other than war and pilgrimage to people who travel hundreds of miles for a weekend for fun. And while they will not necessarily take the train to do so anymore, this development started without a doubt with the railroad.
6th May '17 8:05:01 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'': [[Film/{{Transformers}} After]] [[Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen three]] [[Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon movies]] of featuring the traditional "Autobots vs. Decepticons" formula, ''[[Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction Age of Extinction]]'' establishes a new MythArc. After the end of the Autobot-Decepticon war, the Autobots are declared enemies of humanity and forced to go on the run. [[spoiler:At the same time, the Transformers' Creators want the Transformers back and send the bounty hunter Lockdown to kidnap [[TheHero Optimus Prime]]. After defeating Lockdown, Optimus leaves Earth to confront the Creators.]]

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* ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'': ''Film/TransformersFilmSeries'': [[Film/{{Transformers}} After]] [[Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen three]] [[Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon movies]] of featuring the traditional "Autobots vs. Decepticons" formula, ''[[Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction Age of Extinction]]'' establishes a new MythArc. After the end of the Autobot-Decepticon war, the Autobots are declared enemies of humanity and forced to go on the run. [[spoiler:At the same time, the Transformers' Creators want the Transformers back and send the bounty hunter Lockdown to kidnap [[TheHero Optimus Prime]]. After defeating Lockdown, Optimus leaves Earth to confront the Creators.]]
2nd May '17 6:47:41 PM nombretomado
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* Proving that barriers were meant to be broken, ''{{Franchise/Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' did this on Saturday morning while advertising toys. At the start of each season, natch. Season two shook things up a little by introducing the Transmetals, altering the planet, etc.; season three shook things up a ''lot'' by destroying the ''Axalon'' and forcing the Maximals to move into the Ark, putting them on the defensive until the series finale.
** The third series of ''TransformersAnimated'' is also seen as being very different than its predecessors, starting with [[spoiler:Sari being revealed to be a robot]] and going from there. Its tone is also ''much'' darker than the earlier seasons- onscreen death starts up, for example.

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* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'':
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Proving that barriers were meant to be broken, ''{{Franchise/Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' did this on Saturday morning while advertising toys. At the start of each season, natch. Season two shook things up a little by introducing the Transmetals, altering the planet, etc.; season three shook things up a ''lot'' by destroying the ''Axalon'' and forcing the Maximals to move into the Ark, putting them on the defensive until the series finale.
** The third series of ''TransformersAnimated'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' is also seen as being very different than its predecessors, starting with [[spoiler:Sari being revealed to be a robot]] and going from there. Its tone is also ''much'' darker than the earlier seasons- onscreen death starts up, for example.



** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' goes for broke in the second season finale in ways that haven't been done since the movie. [[spoiler:Megatron has declared war not only on the Autobots but also Earth, parking a giant fortress on the ground, the team has been scattered and shot down and the base has been destroyed with Optimus inside.]]
** [[spoiler:The third season continues to ramp this up. First, Bumblebee gets a new paint job, Ultra Magnus joins Team Prime, Shockwave returns and brings with him the wrath of the Predacons, and oh yeah, Optimus gets revived into a new body with a frickin jet pack! The only thing that returns to status quo is that the Decepticons' new base is destroyed.]]

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** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'':
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goes for broke in the second season finale in ways that haven't been done since the movie. [[spoiler:Megatron has declared war not only on the Autobots but also Earth, parking a giant fortress on the ground, the team has been scattered and shot down and the base has been destroyed with Optimus inside.]]
** *** [[spoiler:The third season continues to ramp this up. First, Bumblebee gets a new paint job, Ultra Magnus joins Team Prime, Shockwave returns and brings with him the wrath of the Predacons, and oh yeah, Optimus gets revived into a new body with a frickin jet pack! The only thing that returns to status quo is that the Decepticons' new base is destroyed.]]
1st May '17 11:55:05 PM Midna
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** The sequel (which takes place three years later) showcases the consequences, including but not limited to humans developing magic powers, humans becoming divided over whether to abandon Cocoon or not, and time itself becoming twisted and riddled with paradoxes.

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** The sequel ''XIII-2'' (which takes place three years later) showcases the consequences, including but not limited to humans developing magic powers, humans becoming divided over whether to abandon Cocoon or not, and time itself becoming twisted and riddled with paradoxes.



* ''TheNeverhood'''s Battle of Robot Bil completely changes the tone of the remainder of the game. For a WidgetSeries-type story with bizarre settings and lots of bizarre humor, you would hardly expect [[spoiler:your only allies abruptly getting killed off, leaving you all alone inside the creepy BigBad's place where no bizarre humour can even exist, with hint messages from Willie discontinued for obvious reasons]].
* ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'' has the Metroids being extinct. Unfortunately, every other ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' game that came out after this (back in 2002) has been set before Fusion! Metroids keep being bred, and killed off in the last 2 games before this (storyline-wise, those being ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'' and ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM''. If there is a game set after Fusion, it will either seriously shake up the plot, or somehow Metroids will exist again, [[StatusQuoIsGod keeping the former Status Quo]]. [[spoiler:Of course, Metroids being cloned is part of the plot.]]

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* ''TheNeverhood'''s ''VideoGame/TheNeverhood'''s Battle of Robot Bil completely changes the tone of the remainder of the game. For a WidgetSeries-type story with bizarre settings and lots of bizarre humor, you would hardly expect [[spoiler:your only allies abruptly getting killed off, leaving you all alone inside the creepy BigBad's place where no bizarre humour can even exist, with hint messages from Willie discontinued for obvious reasons]].
* ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'' has the Metroids being extinct. Unfortunately, every other ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' game that came out after this (back in 2002) has been set before Fusion! Metroids keep being bred, bred and killed off in the last 2 games before this (storyline-wise, those being ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'' and ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM''. If there is a game set after Fusion, it will either seriously shake up the plot, or somehow Metroids will exist again, [[StatusQuoIsGod keeping the former Status Quo]]. [[spoiler:Of course, Metroids being cloned is part of the plot.]]


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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' does this in a meta way if you decide to go through with a full No Mercy route. [[spoiler:Upon killing everyone and everything there is to kill in the Underground, Chara/the Fallen Child, with or without your consent, goes on to kill everything ''outside'' of the Underground as well, and upon restarting the game, you are left with nothing except a black screen and howling wind. Eventually, Chara will return and strike a deal: they will restore the game world if you give them your SOUL.]] This seems to be upheld at first--the game intro starts to play again and everything works as it should--but [[spoiler:if you shoot for a True Pacifist ending after doing this, things take a morbid turn as it is revealed that the Fallen Child still has your SOUL, is now fully in control of it, and is implicitly about to murder all of your friends.]] Once this is done, no amount of resetting or even True Resetting can undo it.
27th Apr '17 4:23:57 PM Maphrox
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'': The setting ended on an unquestionable victory for the bad guys, the hordes of Chaos running free over the rest of the world, the Warpstone moon exploding and sending mutagenic meteors over the whole planet, the Lizardmen finally seeing the Old One's plan (which they'd been following despite not knowing big chunks of it) had failed and lifting off their cities into space, and some factions eliminated entirely. Along comes ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'', featuring the reincarnated souls of most of those lost in the original setting.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'': The setting ended on an unquestionable victory for the bad guys, the hordes of Chaos running free over the rest of the world, the Warpstone moon exploding and sending mutagenic meteors over the whole planet, the Lizardmen finally seeing the Old One's plan (which they'd been following despite not knowing big chunks of it) had failed and lifting off their cities into space, and some factions eliminated entirely. Along comes ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'', featuring the reincarnated souls of most of those lost in the original setting.
18th Apr '17 12:42:41 PM QuantumThinguie
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* ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'': After Ceres attacks the solar system, the planets are left badly wounded (with [[WoundThatWillNotHeal wounds that don't heal), Mars is convinced that there's no point trying to rely on Sun any longer and that he can't be trusted, and Pluto is disillusioned from everyone but Black Hole, who succeeds in manipulating him to going out into the void and allowing her to possess him and turn him into a HumanoidAbomination like Ceres.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'': After Ceres attacks the solar system, the planets are left badly wounded (with [[WoundThatWillNotHeal wounds that don't heal), heal]]), Mars is convinced that there's no point trying to rely on Sun any longer and that he can't be trusted, and Pluto is disillusioned from everyone but Black Hole, who succeeds in manipulating him to going out into the void and allowing her to possess him and turn him into a HumanoidAbomination like Ceres.
13th Apr '17 6:48:15 PM oceanlover4evr
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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.]]
9th Apr '17 7:11:44 PM nombretomado
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* ''SchoolRumble'' revolved around Harima's attempts to woo the girl of his dreams, until he mistakenly declared his love for someone else.

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* ''SchoolRumble'' ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' revolved around Harima's attempts to woo the girl of his dreams, until he mistakenly declared his love for someone else.
5th Apr '17 1:11:39 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Back when [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 the God-Emperor of Mankind]] was still up and about, the galaxy was a far nicer place, the forces of Chaos were still humans and mutants, and technology was freely available. Now Chaos has its own SuperSoldiers, technology that was once common are now irreplaceable treasured relics, and the Emperor needs to burn the souls of a thousand psykers every day just to stay alive and keep the Imperial fleets running.
** It's happening again with the release of ''The Gathering Storm'': Abaddon manages to ''destroy'' Cadia, the Eldar manage to bring Ynnead into existence, Roboute Guilliman has returned, and it's looking like this is just the tip of the iceberg.

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
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Back when [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 the God-Emperor of Mankind]] Mankind was still up and about, the galaxy was a far nicer place, the forces of Chaos were still humans and mutants, and technology was freely available. Now Chaos has its own SuperSoldiers, technology that was once common are now irreplaceable treasured relics, and the Emperor needs to burn the souls of a thousand psykers every day just to stay alive and keep the Imperial fleets running.
** It's happening It happens again with the release of ''The Gathering Storm'': Abaddon manages to ''destroy'' Cadia, the Eldar manage to bring Ynnead into existence, Roboute Guilliman has returned, and it's looking like this is just the tip of the iceberg.
4th Apr '17 3:54:00 PM Flameal15k
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** It's happening again with the release of ''The Gathering Storm'': Abaddon manages to ''destroy'' Cadia, the Eldar manage to bring Ynnead into existence, Roboute Guilliman has returned, and it's looking like this is just the tip of the iceberg.
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