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18th Nov '17 2:21:24 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''FanFic/{{Fractured}}'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]'']] [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover crossover]] and its sequel ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', the trope is zig-zagged. As far as the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, the trope is not in effect as many [[LegendFadesToMyth records have been lost]] over the millions of years that have passed since then. However, [[spoiler:Eridian]] defenses that were set up to deal with the threat of AlienInvasion [[spoiler:Flood]] seem to work just fine.

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* In ''FanFic/{{Fractured}}'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]'']] [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover crossover]] and its sequel ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', the trope is zig-zagged. As far as the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, ''Franchise/StarWars'' [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]], the trope is not in effect as many [[LegendFadesToMyth records have been lost]] over the millions of years that have passed since then. However, [[spoiler:Eridian]] defenses that were set up to deal with the threat of AlienInvasion [[spoiler:Flood]] seem to work just fine.



* Jedi in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse often stored information in things called holocrons, which typically contained several AI personalities which could distribute information, or not, depending on if they felt people were worthy. These tended to last thousands of years, though some had limited batteries. Of course, they ''are'' seen as something special, imbued somehow with the Force.

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* Jedi in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse ''Franchise/StarWars'' [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] often stored information in things called holocrons, which typically contained several AI personalities which could distribute information, or not, depending on if they felt people were worthy. These tended to last thousands of years, though some had limited batteries. Of course, they ''are'' seen as something special, imbued somehow with the Force.
18th Nov '17 2:20:24 PM WillKeaton
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-->'''Yui:''' Humans can only exist on this Earth but the Evangelion will be able to exist forever, along with the human soul that dwells within it. When the Earth, the Moon and the Sun are all gone, Eva will exist so long as just one person remains. It will be lonely but as long as one person still lives-

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-->'''Yui:''' Humans can only exist on this Earth Earth, but the Evangelion will be able to exist forever, along with the human soul that dwells within it. When the Earth, the Moon and the Sun are all gone, Eva will exist so long as just one person remains. It will be lonely lonely, but as long as one person still lives-



* Averted in ''Titan'' by Creator/StephenBaxter. Near the end of the book, we get a glimpse of how the Voyager 1 probe disintegrates after five billion years of space weathering[[note]]Things in space can last ''a lot'' of time; see RealLife at the bottom[[/note]].

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* Averted in ''Titan'' by Creator/StephenBaxter. Near the end of the book, we get a glimpse of how the Voyager 1 probe disintegrates after five billion years of space weathering[[note]]Things weathering.[[note]]Things in space can last ''a lot'' of time; see RealLife at the bottom[[/note]].bottom.[[/note]]
16th Nov '17 11:41:00 AM catmuto
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* ''Manga/SevenSeeds''
** Downplayed with locations like the Ryugu Shelter or a nearby subway station. The former looks aged, but still has working electricity and speakers and is treated as decently sturdy. On the other hand, the smallest of errors can easily cause the entire structure to fall apart. And the latter's train looks pristine, but is so badly corroded and affected by prolonged contact with seawater that it crumbles like papermaché at the slighest touch.
** Justified with the Fuji shelters and ship. They were purposefully designed to persevere for unknown times, so that the members of the 7 Seeds Project could make use of the supplies inside of them whenever they awoke. [[spoiler:Downplayed with the Fuji ship. It overall still works perfectly, just not the parts where iron-eating bacteria has affected the machines.]]
** Played with a hotel early on. The furniture is aged, rotted through and in no good condition. The organ still functions fine, beyond some minor tuning required.



* The supply hatches in ''Manga/SevenSeeds''.
** Slightly subverted by a hotel dining room that's found in one chapter. It's obviously rotting and is filled with overgrown plants. Played straight in that it has a perfectly working organ.
** While it's never stated just how ''far'' into the future the cast is, the presence of mutated wildlife and mentions of a mini-ice age suggest that it could be ''at least'' a hundred years or so since the meteor impact. Still, the [[spoiler:Osaka shelter and Fuji ship]] look remarkably well preserved for the most part, complete with working electricity.
24th Oct '17 8:04:59 PM PaulA
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* Creator/LarryNiven's ''A World Out Of Time'' has high-tech devices, including a network of [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleport booths]], {{Flying Car}}s, automated house-manufacturing units, and medical technology still functioning after ''three million'' years. The setting does have [[TimeStandsStill temporal stasis]] technology, so may be Justified.

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* Creator/LarryNiven's ''A World Out Of Time'' ''Literature/AWorldOutOfTime'' has high-tech devices, including a network of [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleport booths]], {{Flying Car}}s, automated house-manufacturing units, and medical technology still functioning after ''three million'' years. The setting does have [[TimeStandsStill temporal stasis]] technology, so may be Justified.
30th Sep '17 3:12:46 PM morenohijazo
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** The amount of time that passed after the calamity is hinted to be extremely long. The very first, non-spoilery terminal in the game states that the last network connection was established 9,999 years ago. On one hand, this readout is surrounded by similarly random and glitched data. On the other, the terminal says that the vast archive was reduced from several petabytes to mere dozen gigabytes in the meantime. It's unlikely that such corruption (and timer "running out of bits") could occur in mere decades.

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** The amount of time that passed after the calamity is hinted to be extremely long. The very first, non-spoilery terminal in the game states that the last network connection was established 9,999 years ago. On one hand, this readout is surrounded by similarly random and glitched data. On the other, the terminal says that the vast archive was reduced from several petabytes to mere dozen gigabytes in the meantime. It's unlikely that such corruption (and timer "running out of bits") could occur in mere decades. The same message also hints that the AI programs took certain liberties with the data and invalidated what didn't serve their own purposes.
10th Sep '17 8:41:18 PM PaulA
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* Creator/HPLovecraft's Elder Things and the Great Race of Yith were said to have colonized the Earth about [[AncientAstronauts a billion years ago and 200 million years ago, respectively]]. Yet, there are remarkably intact ruins of their colonies on Earth discovered by humans ''much'' later on. ''The Shadow Out of Time'' even has the protagonist uncovering Yithian ''books'' from a millions-of-years-old ruins in the Australian desert. Then there's ''At the Mountains of Madness'' where an entire Elder Thing city is found relatively intact in Antarctica, along with exceedingly well-preserved Elder Thing bodies. May be [[{{Handwave}} explained]] as the Elder Things and Yithians being very advanced aliens and possibly in possession of insanely durable materials construction and preservation technologies, but still....

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* Creator/HPLovecraft's Elder Things and works:
** In "Literature/TheShadowOutOfTime",
the Great Race of Yith were said to have colonized the Earth about [[AncientAstronauts a billion years ago and 200 million years ago, respectively]]. ago]]. Yet, there are remarkably intact ruins of their colonies on Earth discovered by humans ''much'' later on. ''The Shadow Out of Time'' even has on, with the protagonist even uncovering Yithian ''books'' from a millions-of-years-old ruins in the Australian desert. Then there's ''At the Mountains of Madness'' where desert.
** In ''Literature/AtTheMountainsOfMadness'',
an entire Elder Thing city is found relatively intact in Antarctica, a ''billion'' years after they flourished, along with exceedingly well-preserved Elder Thing bodies. May be [[{{Handwave}} explained]] as the Elder Things and Yithians being very advanced aliens and possibly in possession of insanely durable materials construction and preservation technologies, but still....
29th Aug '17 5:36:07 AM SAMAS
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** Also, [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Cinderella's Castle]] has been found from time to time in the Dinosaur-infested swamps of Florida. It seems to be the only thing left of the park, however.

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** Also, ''Dinosaur Swamp'' has a table for finding old nuclear missile silos in what's left of Cape Canaveral, with the results essentially telling ''how'' well that silo was Ragnarok-Proofed. On a less serious note, [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Cinderella's Castle]] has been found from time to time in the Dinosaur-infested swamps of Florida. It seems to be the only thing left of the park, however.
29th Aug '17 5:19:36 AM SAMAS
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** Also, [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Cinderella's Castle]] has been found from time to time in the Dinosaur-infested swamps of Florida. It seems to be the only thing left of the park, however.
23rd Aug '17 8:44:33 AM GrammarNavi
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* When firearms need to be stored for long periods of time, governments usually dip them in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmoline cosmoline]] to keep air and moisture from rusting steel parts. The SovietUnion did this with their [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosin-nagant Mosin-Nagant]] bolt-action rifles, and because so many of the Model 1891/30 variants of the rifle survive today, they are sold to civilians for around $90 each in the United States.

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* When firearms need to be stored for long periods of time, governments usually dip them in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmoline cosmoline]] to keep air and moisture from rusting steel parts. The SovietUnion [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]] did this with their [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosin-nagant Mosin-Nagant]] bolt-action rifles, and because so many of the Model 1891/30 variants of the rifle survive today, they are sold to civilians for around $90 each in the United States.
21st Aug '17 3:28:22 PM Jacob175
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* In ''FanFic/{{Fractured}}'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]'']] [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover crossover]] and its sequel ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', the trope is zig-zagged. As far as the StarWarsExpandedUniverse, the trope is not in effect as many [[LegendFadesToMyth records have been lost]] over the millions of years that have passed since then. However, [[spoiler:Eridian]] defenses that were set up to deal with the threat of AlienInvasion [[spoiler:Flood]] seem to work just fine.
* MyLittlePony fanfic ''FanFic/TheWritingOnTheWall'' deals with an example: Daring Do leads an archaeology expedition to a strangely-intact and ominous-looking ancient tomb from a long-extinct culture predating ponies, inscribed with the namesake warning glyphs. [[spoiler: It's actually a nuclear waste repository left by humans, see Real Life examples below. Since the ponies have no concept of such, they disregard the glyphs, are exposed to lethal amounts of radiation, and start dying horribly. Daring Do herself only lives long enough to add a warning in Equestrian to the wall and seal the place off again.]]

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* In ''FanFic/{{Fractured}}'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]'']] [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover crossover]] and its sequel ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', the trope is zig-zagged. As far as the StarWarsExpandedUniverse, Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, the trope is not in effect as many [[LegendFadesToMyth records have been lost]] over the millions of years that have passed since then. However, [[spoiler:Eridian]] defenses that were set up to deal with the threat of AlienInvasion [[spoiler:Flood]] seem to work just fine.
* MyLittlePony Franchise/MyLittlePony fanfic ''FanFic/TheWritingOnTheWall'' deals with an example: Daring Do leads an archaeology expedition to a strangely-intact and ominous-looking ancient tomb from a long-extinct culture predating ponies, inscribed with the namesake warning glyphs. [[spoiler: It's actually a nuclear waste repository left by humans, see Real Life examples below. Since the ponies have no concept of such, they disregard the glyphs, are exposed to lethal amounts of radiation, and start dying horribly. Daring Do herself only lives long enough to add a warning in Equestrian to the wall and seal the place off again.]]



* In an episode of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', Archer is transported to an abandoned Earth in the 31st century. There, he finds a library with books that are still readable.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' pulled this off a few times.
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In an episode of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', Archer is transported to an abandoned Earth in the 31st century. There, he finds a library with books that are still readable.



* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' features this in spades. Alpha is ''not'' limber or possessing of sufficient dexterity to have kept the place running for 10,000 years. Dai Shi's palace also survived 10,000 years with no repair, and the haunts of the demons in ''[[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue Lightspeed Rescue]]'' made it for 3000 with no maintenance while all its inhabitants were [[SealedEvilInACan trapped in a tomb]], and while the Animarium displayed ''some'' decay, it was much too intact for having been uninhabited for 3,000 years.

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* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' features this in spades. Alpha is ''not'' limber or possessing of sufficient dexterity to have kept the place running for 10,000 years. Dai Shi's palace also survived 10,000 years with no repair, and the haunts of the demons in ''[[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue Lightspeed Rescue]]'' made it for 3000 with no maintenance while all its inhabitants were [[SealedEvilInACan trapped in a tomb]], and while the Animarium displayed ''some'' decay, it was much too intact for having been uninhabited for 3,000 years. Even in the ''Film/PowerRangers2017'' film, Zordon's ship and the Zords still work surprisingly well after being buried since the extinction of the dinosaurs.



* Used and abused in the ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series, which not only takes place over a period of thousands of years, but already has ancient {{Magite|k}}ch in the chronological beginning, which is ''still'' running perfectly by the chronological end, despite being used (and not at all maintained) fairly frequently throughout.

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* Used and abused in the ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series, which not only takes place over a period of thousands of years, but already has ancient {{Magite|k}}ch in the chronological beginning, which is ''still'' running perfectly by the chronological end, despite being used (and not at all maintained) fairly frequently throughout. The only justification is the Master Sword, which is shown in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' to possess the ability to repair itself.



** The state of the labs and its' technology indicates that it is not several hundred years after the events of the first ''Portal''. The technology wouldn't be working that far into the future, especially without [=GLaDOS=] to keep everything together.

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** The state of the labs and its' its technology indicates that it is not several hundred years after the events of the first ''Portal''. The technology wouldn't be working that far into the future, especially without [=GLaDOS=] to keep everything together.



* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'' intially plays things relatively realistically by having only rooms that have remained closed for ninety years still contain books that don't turn to dust the second they get picked up. However, when the tank breaks down, Mikkel sends Emil and Lalli to grab a wheelbarrow, plastic jugs, sleeping bags and a tent in an abandonned department store that is shown to have gotten several large holes in its roof. However, the stuff Emil and Lalli pick up, aside from being a little dirty or outright having stuff growing on it, still seems in usable condition.

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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'' intially plays things relatively realistically by having only rooms that have remained closed for ninety years still contain books that don't turn to dust the second they get picked up. However, when the tank breaks down, Mikkel sends Emil and Lalli to grab a wheelbarrow, plastic jugs, sleeping bags and a tent in an abandonned abandoned department store that is shown to have gotten several large holes in its roof. However, the stuff Emil and Lalli pick up, aside from being a little dirty or outright having stuff growing on it, still seems in usable condition.
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