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14th Nov '16 7:44:55 PM Elfkaiser
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* From ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'':
** Due to the Varelsi [[TheStarsAreGoingOut consuming stars]] in the universe, countless planets were rendered completely uninhabitable from the loss of their stars which provided heat and gravitational stability for them. This of course is counting only the majority of planets. There are a few rare cases wherein the Varelsi not only drag stars back into their dark dimension but also whole planets as well. With Solus being the last remaining star left in the universe, the number of habitable planets and places is terrifyingly scarce.
** The prologue web motion comic depicts the event wherein the planet of Penarch was destroyed. It's loss was one of the reasons that prompted Ghalt to form the Battleborn in order to protect what's left.
10th Oct '16 7:42:41 PM ZeroL
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* ''VideoGame/RadiantHistoria'' has a unique take on this on that the planet showing the threat is the main game world in an alternate future, having fallen to desertification.
28th Aug '16 9:11:46 AM erforce
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* In ''Film/FantasticFour: Rise of the Silver Surfer'', after the Surfer inadvertently interrupts Richard and Sue's wedding and nearly causes a helicopter crash, Richard discovers energy signatures in the cosmos matching the Surfer that correlate to destroyed planets.

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* In ''Film/FantasticFour: Rise of the Silver Surfer'', ''Film/FantasticFourRiseOfTheSilverSurfer'', after the Surfer inadvertently interrupts Richard and Sue's wedding and nearly causes a helicopter crash, Richard discovers energy signatures in the cosmos matching the Surfer that correlate to destroyed planets.



* Alderaan from ''Franchise/StarWars Episode IV: Film/ANewHope'' is destroyed to demonstrate how evil the Empire is and the powers granted to them by the Death Star.
* [[Main/BigBad King Ghidorah]] from Film/{{Ghidorah the Three Headed Monster}} made Venus (Mars in the English Dub) the barren wasteland devoid of life that it is today.

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* Alderaan from ''Franchise/StarWars ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars Episode IV: Film/ANewHope'' A New Hope]]'' is destroyed to demonstrate how evil the Empire is and the powers granted to them by the Death Star.
* [[Main/BigBad King Ghidorah]] from Film/{{Ghidorah the Three Headed Monster}} ''Film/GhidorahTheThreeHeadedMonster'' made Venus (Mars in the English Dub) the barren wasteland devoid of life that it is today.
9th Aug '16 12:57:05 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In the ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' games, most of the story takes place in late 2552, after [[ScaryDogmaticAliens the Covenant]] destroyed the planet Reach during their war against humanity. The Covenant had already burned 800 human colonies in the twenty-seven years of war before, but Reach, being humanity's second most important military stronghold after Earth, is viewed to be the point-of-no-return, the point where humanity has been dealt a crippling blow and needs to land a killing strike on the Covenant right away before they destroy Earth. The Fall of Reach is described in [[Literature/HaloTheFallOfReach the first Halo book]] and playable in the prequel ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', where you are DoomedByCanon.

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* In the original ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' games, trilogy, most of the story takes place in late 2552, after [[ScaryDogmaticAliens the Covenant]] destroyed the planet Reach during their war against humanity. The Covenant had already burned 800 hundreds of human colonies in the twenty-seven years of war before, but Reach, being humanity's second most important military stronghold after Earth, is viewed to be the point-of-no-return, the point where humanity has been dealt a crippling blow and now needs to land pull a killing strike on miracle out of their asses if they want to prevent the Covenant right away before they destroy Earth. from wiping them out by the end of the year. The Fall of Reach itself is described in [[Literature/HaloTheFallOfReach the first Halo book]] ''Literature/HaloTheFallOfReach'' and playable in the prequel ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', where you are DoomedByCanon.
19th Feb '16 10:43:57 PM Ohio9
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* In ''VideoGame/WingCommanderIVThePriceOfFreedom'', the planet of Telamon is used as a testing ground for Tolwyn's Gen-Select bioweapon. Tolwyn plans to use it on other worlds after achieving satisfactory results.
6th Jan '16 7:24:24 PM vifetoile
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A special dramatic mention should be made for plots [[OnceGreenMars that use Mars in the place of the planet that was previously destroyed]]. Since Mars is Real Life is well-understood to be barren and lifeless, it already gives a very chilling demonstration of what the threat is capable of, as well as additional chills because it happened so close to us.

Yes, [[PlutoIsExpendable a certain former planet]] qualifies for this trope as well. It's in our solar system, it counts.

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A special dramatic mention should be made for plots [[OnceGreenMars that use Mars in the place of the planet that was previously destroyed]]. Since Mars is in Real Life is well-understood to be barren and lifeless, it already gives a very chilling demonstration of what the threat is capable of, as well as additional chills because it happened so close to us.

Yes, [[PlutoIsExpendable a certain former planet]] qualifies for this trope as well. It's in our solar system, it counts.
counts. Compare DoomedHometown.
2nd Jan '16 6:34:10 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' starts too with [[PlanetEater Unicron]] devouring Lithone as a snack in the way to Cybertron.
* In the episode "The Humanoids" of ''WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois'' Space, a ship able to destroy planets is tested on an [[EarthShatteringKaboom unfortunate]] (seemingly) Moon-like, barren, world.
6th Oct '15 7:04:00 PM MyFinalEdits
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** As with the movie example above, the planet-eating ComicBook/{{Galactus}} came to Earth a few times to devour it after spending centuries feeding on other planets without much trouble.

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** As with the movie example above, the The planet-eating ComicBook/{{Galactus}} came to Earth a few times to devour it after spending centuries feeding on other planets without much trouble.
6th Oct '15 12:40:45 PM StarTropes
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* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', [[TheEmpire the Dominion]] conquers Betazed, showing how badly the war is going for TheFederation.
23rd Sep '15 8:38:04 PM nombretomado
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** As with the movie example above, the planet-eating {{Galactus}} came to Earth a few times to devour it after spending centuries feeding on other planets without much trouble.

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** As with the movie example above, the planet-eating {{Galactus}} ComicBook/{{Galactus}} came to Earth a few times to devour it after spending centuries feeding on other planets without much trouble.
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