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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.
11th Aug '17 11:29:47 AM JaZ121
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* Federation technology in ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'' apparently reached this level, as fed tech is still working after nine hundred years. Most visible examples include main character, android Merlin, the Temple (basically a giant building with automatic light, door control and heating systems) and ''Rakurai'', the KillSat which still works after almost century in space. Defied, though, with medicines (Merlin throws them away without checking) and [=AIs=], who are said to go crazy from boredom after too long time.

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* Federation technology in ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'' apparently reached this level, as fed tech is still working after nine hundred years. Most visible examples include main character, android Merlin, the Temple (basically a giant building with automatic light, door control and heating systems) and ''Rakurai'', the KillSat which still works after almost century millennium in space.space (justified, as it was designed to ensure that no advanced technology would be developed on Safehold). Defied, though, with medicines (Merlin throws them away without checking) and [=AIs=], who are said to go crazy from boredom after too long time.
28th Jul '17 11:43:07 AM Mr.Bubbles
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** Aperture Science themselves seem to have prepared accordingly for this type of scenario.
--> '''Announcer:''' Hello, and again, welcome to the Aperture Science Enrichment Center. We are currently experiencing technical difficulties due to circumstances of potentially apocalyptic significance beyond our control. However, thanks to emergency testing protocols, testing can continue. These pre-recorded messages will provide instructional and motivational support so that science can still be done, even in the event of [[GaiasLament environmental]], [[ApocalypseHow/Class2 social, economic]], or [[TechnoWreckage structural collapse]]. The portal will open, and emergency testing will begin, in three. Two. One.
26th Jul '17 10:19:20 AM MCE
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* VideoGame/DeadSpace3: The ruins on Tau Volantis are at least 200 years old and covered in snow and ice, yet most are intact and machinery works like it was abandoned yesterday. Beneath that are [[spoiler: ruins that were abandoned tens of thousands, if not ''millions'' of years old]]

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* VideoGame/DeadSpace3: The ruins on Tau Volantis are at least 200 years old and covered in snow and ice, yet most are intact and machinery works like it was abandoned yesterday. Beneath that are [[spoiler: ruins that were abandoned tens of thousands, if not ''millions'' of years old]]ago]]
26th Jul '17 10:12:23 AM MCE
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* VideoGame/DeadSpace3: The ruins on Tau Volantis are at least 200 years old and covered in snow and ice, yet most are intact and machinery works like it was abandoned yesterday. Beneath that are [[spoiler: ruins that were abandoned tens of thousands, if not ''millions'' of years old]]
9th Jul '17 9:53:22 AM RedScharlach
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** And when you consider the fact that the AI is not only increasingly self-aware but had managed to keep itself functioning for [[spoiler:''27 million years'']], even as all its systems break down, it's could also be a case of AndIMustScream.

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** And when you consider the fact that the AI is not only increasingly self-aware but had managed to keep itself functioning for [[spoiler:''27 million years'']], even as all its systems break down, it's it could also be a case of AndIMustScream.



* Just about everything in ''Film/TheBookOfEli'' looks considerably worn out and battered 30 years after "The "Flash".
* In ''Film/ManOfSteel'', a Kryptonian scout ship crash-lands on Earth and spends 18,000 years buried underneath the ice in the Artic. But when Clark finds it all systems seem to be in working order.

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* Just about everything in ''Film/TheBookOfEli'' looks considerably worn out and battered 30 years after "The the "Flash".
* In ''Film/ManOfSteel'', a Kryptonian scout ship crash-lands on Earth and spends 18,000 years buried underneath the ice in the Artic.Arctic. But when Clark finds it all systems seem to be in working order.



*** Not necessarily an example, due to the utilisation of nano-scale technology- it could just be the case that the space-craft etc themselves are infused with a nanotech 'housekeeping' contingent that constantly repairs them. After all, if you're taking a thousands of years journey across the galaxy in abeyance or reefersleep, you dont want the hull of the ship degrading from rust or metal fatigue let alone the ablative effects of interstellar travel.

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*** Not necessarily an example, due to the utilisation of nano-scale technology- it could just be the case that the space-craft etc themselves are infused with a nanotech 'housekeeping' contingent that constantly repairs them. After all, if you're taking a thousands of years journey across the galaxy in abeyance or reefersleep, you dont don't want the hull of the ship degrading from rust or metal fatigue let alone the ablative effects of interstellar travel.



* Averted in ''Literature/{{Evolution}}'' by Creator/StephenBaxter. As the novel progresses further and further away beyond [[spoiler:the extinction of the human species]], there're less and less remains of their constructions and products [[spoiler: at least on Earth.]]

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* Averted in ''Literature/{{Evolution}}'' by Creator/StephenBaxter. As the novel progresses further and further away beyond [[spoiler:the extinction of the human species]], there're less and less there are increasingly few remains of their constructions and products [[spoiler: at least on Earth.]]



** Or TNG's ''Time's Arrow'' where [[spoiler:Data's head]] is found to still be in working condition after about half a ''millennium''. Underground. With a postmortem-programmed message still recorded and intact inside. That was programmed using a steel file. Not only was it still working, it was returned to service and seems none the worse for its advanced age, throughout the remainder of the series and movies!

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** Or TNG's ''Time's Arrow'' where [[spoiler:Data's head]] is found to still be in working condition after about half a ''millennium''. Underground. With ''millennium'' underground, with a postmortem-programmed message still recorded and intact inside. That Which was programmed using a steel file. Not only was it the head still working, it was returned to service and seems none the worse for its advanced age, throughout the remainder of the series and movies!



*** Hell: the civilisation that built the Eldridge managed to [[spoiler:''enslave god'']], so their gadgets should at least be able to endure a few millenia.

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*** Hell: the civilisation that built the Eldridge managed to [[spoiler:''enslave god'']], so their gadgets should at least be able to endure a few millenia.millennia.



* It was once believed that the Germanic invaders of post-Roman Britain had some kind of superstitious horror of stone buildings, and deliberately trashed the Romano-British cities. Today it's reckoned that the towns were simply abandoned as law and order, government services and the cash economy broke down, and entropy, aided by country dwellers canibalising the buildings for stone and metal, did the rest.

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* It was once believed that the Germanic invaders of post-Roman Britain had some kind of superstitious horror of stone buildings, and deliberately trashed the Romano-British cities. Today it's reckoned that the towns were simply abandoned as law and order, government services and the cash economy broke down, and entropy, aided by country dwellers canibalising cannibalising the buildings for stone and metal, did the rest.



* Modern Skyscrapers are expected to be Ragnarok Proof, provided they are encased with glass. While steel can and will eventually rust, no matter how protection has been applied, glass does not degrade, so if the glass remains intact, the air and carried moisture inside the skyscraper will not change, thus it has no real way to attack the metal skeleton. Due to this, skyscrapers may be able to survive thousands of years relatively intact, unless the glass mantle gets destroyed or removed on a massive scale for some reason.

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* Modern Skyscrapers skyscrapers are expected to be Ragnarok Proof, provided they are encased with glass. While steel can and will eventually rust, no matter how protection has been applied, glass does not degrade, so if the glass remains intact, the air and carried moisture inside the skyscraper will not change, thus it has no real way to attack the metal skeleton. Due to this, skyscrapers may be able to survive thousands of years relatively intact, unless the glass mantle gets destroyed or removed on a massive scale for some reason.
15th Jun '17 11:37:30 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'' intially plays things relatively realistically by having only rooms 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 abandonned deparment 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 deparment 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.
2nd Jun '17 10:08:55 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'' intially plays things relatively realistically by having only rooms 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 abandonned deparment 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.
14th May '17 10:38:10 AM nombretomado
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* The Xel'naga from ''Franchise/StarCraft'' seem to have invested in some seriously heavy-duty Ragnarok Proofing. Despite being anywhere from several thousand to several million years old, their (frighteningly advanced) relics always seem to be in working order when they are inevitably dug up and reactivated.

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* The Xel'naga from ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' seem to have invested in some seriously heavy-duty Ragnarok Proofing. Despite being anywhere from several thousand to several million years old, their (frighteningly advanced) relics always seem to be in working order when they are inevitably dug up and reactivated.
16th Apr '17 9:05:10 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* The Japanese firm Hitachi has developed a prototype data storage device based on quartz glass that it believes could store data without degrading indefinitely- potentially millions of years or longer.

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* The Japanese firm Hitachi [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitachi Hitachi]] has developed a prototype data storage device based on quartz glass that it believes could store data without degrading indefinitely- potentially millions of years or longer.
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