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31st Aug '16 4:01:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/JackChalker's WellWorld series has it that when the universe was manually rebooted, a world was chosen for each of the races to get seeded upon. Earth came up almost perfect for humanity, but had developed dinosaurs naturally. So the Guardian tweaked the axial tilt of the world slightly, thus killing most of them off to make room for the incoming colonists. Needless to say, time was moving at an extremely fast pace during this - only moments passed by during the process.

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* Creator/JackChalker's WellWorld ''Literature/WellWorld'' series has it that when the universe was manually rebooted, a world was chosen for each of the races to get seeded upon. Earth came up almost perfect for humanity, but had developed dinosaurs naturally. So the Guardian tweaked the axial tilt of the world slightly, thus killing most of them off to make room for the incoming colonists. Needless to say, time was moving at an extremely fast pace during this - only moments passed by during the process.
23rd Aug '16 12:22:53 PM ZimFan89
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* In ''Fanfic/MesozoicEffect'', the dinosaurs and their ancient civilization were wiped out by the Reapers, except for those who escaped in [[HumanPopsicles cryosleep]] in their [[ElaborateUndergroundBase bunkers]].

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* In ''Fanfic/MesozoicEffect'', the dinosaurs and their ancient civilization were wiped out by the Reapers, except for those who escaped in [[HumanPopsicles [[HumanPopsicle cryosleep]] in their [[ElaborateUndergroundBase bunkers]].
23rd Aug '16 12:22:26 PM ZimFan89
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* In ''Fanfic/MesozoicEffect'', the dinosaurs and their ancient civilization were wiped out by the Reapers, except for those who escaped in [[HumanPopsicles cryosleep]] in their [[ElaborateUndergroundBase bunkers]].
13th Aug '16 6:17:16 PM htuttle
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* {{X-Com}} Terror From The Deep makes the asteroid a crashed colony ship.

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* {{X-Com}} Terror From The Deep makes ''VideoGame/XComTerrorFromTheDeep'' explained away the asteroid a crashed colony ship.
4th Aug '16 3:45:40 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* One path on ''Literature/StarChallenge'''s book "Dimension of Doom" has you finding a planet with dinosaurs larger than its original Earth counterparts. If you ask the one who's in charge there about it he comments that one of their robots in an exploration mission found the Earth in the Cretaceous era. They wanted a sample of the dominat creatures living there... and said robot brought ''[[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale all]]'' of them.

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* One In one path on ''Literature/StarChallenge'''s book "Dimension of Doom" has Doom", exploring an AlternateUniverse you finding find a planet with dinosaurs larger than its original Earth counterparts. If you ask the one who's in charge there about it that he comments that one of their robots in an a mission of exploration mission found the Earth in the Cretaceous era. They wanted a sample of the dominat dominant creatures living there... in that planet... and said robot brought ''[[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale all]]'' of them.them to that alternate universe planet.
4th Aug '16 3:42:08 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* One path on ''Literature/StarChallenge'''s book "Dimension of Doom" has you finding a planet with dinosaurs larger than its original Earth counterparts. If you ask the one who's in charge there about it he comments that one of their robots in an exploration mission found the Earth in the Cretaceous era. They wanted a sample of the dominat creatures living there... and said robot brought ''[[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale all]]'' of them.
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30th Jul '16 12:59:28 PM nombretomado
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* DavidWeber's ''Literature/EmpireFromTheAshes'' trilogy has the Achuultani, genocidal [[HordeOfAlienLocusts aliens]] who have been wiping out all complex life in the galaxy (besides themselves) for over seventy million years. While they were destroying a defensive base of the alien "First Imperium" on [[EarthShatteringKaboom the planet that the asteroid belt used to be]], they whacked Earth with a much smaller asteroid, causing the extinction.

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* DavidWeber's Creator/DavidWeber's ''Literature/EmpireFromTheAshes'' trilogy has the Achuultani, genocidal [[HordeOfAlienLocusts aliens]] who have been wiping out all complex life in the galaxy (besides themselves) for over seventy million years. While they were destroying a defensive base of the alien "First Imperium" on [[EarthShatteringKaboom the planet that the asteroid belt used to be]], they whacked Earth with a much smaller asteroid, causing the extinction.
28th Jul '16 8:14:36 AM johnnye
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Why, none other than the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/Dinosaurs#Extinctionn extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs]]. Despite [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8550504.stm being confirmed with a huge degree of certainty and consensus]] to be some kind of asteroid or comet impact, debating has made the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction ideal due to the sheer number of theories as to why the dinosaurs died out, rivaling that of WhoShotJFK. What's one more [[EpilepticTree crazy theory]] going to hurt? Other works go along with the mainstream hypothesis, but say that their factor caused the impactor to fall to earth, or was the impactor itself.

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Why, none other than the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/Dinosaurs#Extinctionn extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs]]. Despite [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8550504.stm being confirmed with a huge degree of certainty and consensus]] to be some kind of asteroid or comet impact, debating the debate has made the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction ideal due to the sheer number of theories as flying about, making it a {{Stock Unsolved Myster|ies}}y to why the dinosaurs died out, rivaling that of rival even WhoShotJFK. What's one more [[EpilepticTree crazy theory]] going to hurt? Other works go along with the mainstream hypothesis, but say that their factor [[ColonyDrop caused the impactor to fall to earth, earth]], or was the impactor itself.



Similarly fantastic theories have sometimes been suggested to explain why other species went extinct, though due to SmallReferencePools, most writers tend to ignore the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permian%E2%80%93Triassic_extinction_event Permian-Triassic extinction]], which was the biggest mass extinction ever. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triassic%E2%80%93Jurassic_extinction_event Triassic-Jurassic extinction]], which was almost as widespread as the Cretaceous-Paleogene and directly led to dinosaurs becoming the dominant forms of life for the next 135 million years, is even more obscure. Apparently it's only the fall of the dinosaurs, and not their rise to prominence, that's deemed interesting enough for fiction.

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Similarly fantastic theories have sometimes been suggested to explain why other species went extinct, though due to SmallReferencePools, most writers [[TheGreatestHistoryNeverTold tend to ignore ignore]] the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permian%E2%80%93Triassic_extinction_event Permian-Triassic extinction]], which was the biggest mass extinction ever. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triassic%E2%80%93Jurassic_extinction_event Triassic-Jurassic extinction]], which was almost as widespread as the Cretaceous-Paleogene and directly led to dinosaurs becoming the dominant forms of life for the next 135 million years, is even more obscure. Apparently it's only the fall of the dinosaurs, and not their rise to prominence, that's deemed interesting enough for fiction.



25th Jul '16 8:09:43 PM Willbyr
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* The meteor was deliberately dropped by aliens in ''{{Guyver}}'', to clear out their initial experimental soldiers -- dinosaurs -- and make way for whatever survived.

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* The meteor was deliberately dropped by aliens in ''{{Guyver}}'', ''Manga/{{Guyver}}'', to clear out their initial experimental soldiers -- dinosaurs -- and make way for whatever survived.



* ''Anime/ThisUglyYetBeautifulWorld'': [[spoiler: Hikari is the embodiment of extinction, and travels from planet to planet, causing mass extinctions to make room for new species. Last time she came to Earth was to wipe out the dinosaurs for mammals.]]

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* ''Anime/ThisUglyYetBeautifulWorld'': [[spoiler: Hikari [[spoiler:Hikari is the embodiment of extinction, and travels from planet to planet, causing mass extinctions to make room for new species. Last time she came to Earth was to wipe out the dinosaurs for mammals.]]
14th Jul '16 4:36:44 PM Discar
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* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' has the dinosaurs being killed off because of the fall of [[OutsideContextVillain Lavos]]. The world isn't Earth, but it's [[AllPlanetsAreEarthlike similar enough]] that this event occurred 65 million years ago like the actual extinction of the dinosaurs. For contrast, the rulers of said dinosaurs were [[TheReptilians bipedal and sentient]]. Lavos happened to land on their capital, killing the majority of them, and the resulting Ice Age finished the job.

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* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' has the dinosaurs being killed off because of the fall of [[OutsideContextVillain [[OutsideContextProblem Lavos]]. The world isn't Earth, but it's [[AllPlanetsAreEarthlike similar enough]] that this event occurred 65 million years ago like the actual extinction of the dinosaurs. For contrast, the rulers of said dinosaurs were [[TheReptilians bipedal and sentient]]. Lavos happened to land on their capital, killing the majority of them, and the resulting Ice Age finished the job.
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