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25th Apr '17 9:19:16 PM SithPanda16
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[BlatantLies What a beautiful vacation spot!]]]]
23rd Apr '17 11:43:16 AM Kaosumaru
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* In C. S. Lewis's ''The Magician's Nephew'' (the sixth book in ''The Chronicles of Narnia'' series, but the first in internal story history), two children, Polly and Digory, accidentally stumble into the wrong world in the Wood Between the Worlds (by jumping into the wrong pool with their magic rings on their fingers). Instead of arriving back in Earth, they find themselves in an ancient, totally lonely, lifeless world seemingly covered entirely by a devastated, crumbling city - the sun has gone red and hovers forever on the western horizon, in a dark sky. It is here that Digory foolishly obeys a verse posted by a bell and hammer tempting one to strike the bell with the hammer, and does so, and brings to life once more Queen Jadis, who later becomes the White Witch in the first book, ''The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'' - and of course desperately wishes he could undo his action, but cannot. Jadis reveals that it was she who, aeons ago, destroyed the world whose ruins the three are now in, known as Charn, by uttering the Deplorable World, which totally destroyed her enemies, and, in the process, their entire world.

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* In C. S. Lewis's ''The Magician's Nephew'' (the sixth book in ''The Chronicles of Narnia'' series, but the first in internal story history), two children, Polly and Digory, accidentally stumble into the wrong world in the Wood Between the Worlds (by jumping into the wrong pool with their magic rings on their fingers). Instead of arriving back in Earth, they find themselves in an ancient, totally lonely, lifeless world seemingly covered entirely by a devastated, crumbling city - the sun has gone red and hovers forever on the western horizon, in a dark sky. It is here that Digory foolishly obeys a verse posted by a bell and hammer tempting one to strike the bell with the hammer, and does so, and brings to life once more Queen Jadis, who later becomes the White Witch in the first book, ''The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'' - and of course desperately wishes he could undo his action, but cannot. Jadis reveals that it was she who, aeons ago, destroyed the world whose ruins the three are now in, known as Charn, by uttering the Deplorable World, Word, which totally destroyed her enemies, and, in the process, their entire world.
3rd Apr '17 9:06:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''PokeWars'' shows the raw power of undampened Pokémon by describing the ravaged landscapes that the battles leave behind.

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* ''PokeWars'' ''Fanfic/PokeWars'' shows the raw power of undampened Pokémon by describing the ravaged landscapes that the battles leave behind.
10th Mar '17 11:27:28 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The Riverlands, especially after the Red Wedding when the Freys take over the Riverlands. Arya and Sandor Clegane trudge through the countryside on their way to the Vale and the landscape is a desiccated wasteland.
9th Mar '17 12:36:25 PM DiogoSalazar
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* ''ComicBook/{{Invincible}}'' has this in any fight involving a Viltrumite or when it's shown that the [[spoiler:''planetary ring'' around Viltrum is made of all the Viltrumites that died by the plague.]]
18th Feb '17 1:47:38 AM bt8257
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-->-- '''John Vachon''', on [[WorldWarTwo Warsaw, 1946.]] Quoted in ''Savage Continent'' by Keith Lowe.

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-->-- '''John Vachon''', on [[WorldWarTwo [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Warsaw, 1946.]] Quoted in ''Savage Continent'' by Keith Lowe.
20th Jan '17 2:45:33 PM margdean56
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If it's post-apocalyptic, it's a look of abandonment rather that slums/sprawl or recent destruction. Buildings are crumbling, collapsed, torn open, leaning. There are rubble piles at the base of walls, peeling paint. Familiar objects are weathered, rusted, rotted, sun-bleached, and may be encrusted in dirt and dust which has been wetted by rain at some point and dried. Buildings, vehicles, etc may be half-buried in sediment as if a flood had come through, basically they're melted into the ground. Cracked desert soil is common, though not required, the next likely option is jungle-like overgrowth as the Earth retakes the city. Many of these elements are directly based on what has already happened in real abandoned locations.

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If it's post-apocalyptic, it's a look of abandonment rather that than slums/sprawl or recent destruction. Buildings are crumbling, collapsed, torn open, leaning. There are rubble piles at the base of walls, peeling paint. Familiar objects are weathered, rusted, rotted, sun-bleached, and may be encrusted in dirt and dust which has been wetted by rain at some point and dried. Buildings, vehicles, etc may be half-buried in sediment as if a flood had come through, basically through--basically they're melted into the ground. Cracked desert soil is common, though not required, the required. The next likely option is jungle-like overgrowth as the Earth retakes the city. Many of these elements are directly based on what has already happened in real abandoned locations.
3rd Jan '17 7:21:53 PM MiddleEighth
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*Several examples in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'':
**The Plains of Death, carpeted with skeletons with rusty swords, cold as death, windless, under a sky full of thick clouds that haven't rained in years.
**The [[GhostCity dead, abandoned city of Ehndris]], filled with rampant weeds, crumbling ruins, and monsters magically made out of inorganic trash.
3rd Nov '16 5:17:09 AM 64SuperNintendo
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24th Sep '16 4:32:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* UnhallowedMetropolis goes for this with its view of ruined London. It goes for ruined zombie apocalypse hellhole by way of poison gas and gasmask fetishism - when the art isn't instead just vaguely photoshopped goth models.
* ChangelingTheDreaming has a weird twist on this trope. A changeling experiences the wonder and power of creation and imagination, so the art has an occasional motif where the WorldOfDarkness is depicted as this trope to changelings because they can see what the world is like when seen through eyes that still Dream.

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* UnhallowedMetropolis ''TabletopGame/UnhallowedMetropolis'' goes for this with its view of ruined London. It goes for ruined zombie apocalypse hellhole by way of poison gas and gasmask fetishism - when the art isn't instead just vaguely photoshopped goth models.
* ChangelingTheDreaming ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheDreaming'' has a weird twist on this trope. A changeling experiences the wonder and power of creation and imagination, so the art has an occasional motif where the WorldOfDarkness ''TabletopGame/WorldOfDarkness'' is depicted as this trope to changelings because they can see what the world is like when seen through eyes that still Dream.
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