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13th Jun '17 9:27:17 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/ThirteenDays'', President Kennedy uses this to give an example of how the CubanMissileCrisis can easily turn into [[WorldWarThree nuclear war]]. After bringing up a historical example in ''The Guns of August'' (a recently-published book about the events of August 1914 leading up to WorldWarOne), he plays out something similar if the US decides to implement a blockade of Cuba:

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* In ''Film/ThirteenDays'', President Kennedy uses this to give an example of how the CubanMissileCrisis can easily turn into [[WorldWarThree nuclear war]]. After bringing up a historical example in ''The Guns of August'' (a recently-published book about the events of August 1914 leading up to WorldWarOne), UsefulNotes/WorldWarI), he plays out something similar if the US decides to implement a blockade of Cuba:
13th Feb '17 3:53:24 AM Chabal2
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** In ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', the local economics expert (who doesn't get out much) explains to Moist what will happen if there's a run on the bank, getting progreesively worse until he mentions trolls rampaging from the mountains. Moist interrupts him, explaining that the trolls are already there (and have been for quite some time now, and are quite civilized too).
29th Jan '17 9:22:48 AM nombretomado
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** AlanMoore later repeats this, arguably to even more chilling effect, in the series' ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' tie-in. The description starts with the following line, and just gets bleaker from there.

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** AlanMoore Creator/AlanMoore later repeats this, arguably to even more chilling effect, in the series' ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' tie-in. The description starts with the following line, and just gets bleaker from there.
8th Jan '17 3:23:02 PM nombretomado
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* The ''[[UltimateMarvel Ultimate]] Galactus'' trilogy has a scene where Reed Richards lays out Gah Lak Tus's M.O.: [[spoiler: First it broadcasts a signal that drives those who receive it insane, absolutely destroying a civilization's infrastructure. Then, when the first shuttles land, they release a flesh-eating virus so that all organic life is killed. Then, it harvests the molten core of the planet and strip mines the surface before moving on to the next world]]. Reed ends up using a holographic projector.

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* The ''[[UltimateMarvel ''[[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate]] Galactus'' trilogy has a scene where Reed Richards lays out Gah Lak Tus's M.O.: [[spoiler: First it broadcasts a signal that drives those who receive it insane, absolutely destroying a civilization's infrastructure. Then, when the first shuttles land, they release a flesh-eating virus so that all organic life is killed. Then, it harvests the molten core of the planet and strip mines the surface before moving on to the next world]]. Reed ends up using a holographic projector.
7th Jan '17 9:41:18 PM nombretomado
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* Alexandra Roivas receives a vision of the potential apocalypse in ''EternalDarkness: Sanity's Requiem'' caused by the Ancient [[spoiler:[[SummonBiggerFish she has unleashed to defeat Pious's Ancient]]]].

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* Alexandra Roivas receives a vision of the potential apocalypse in ''EternalDarkness: ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness: Sanity's Requiem'' caused by the Ancient [[spoiler:[[SummonBiggerFish she has unleashed to defeat Pious's Ancient]]]].
25th Nov '16 1:39:00 AM PaulA
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* In ''TheGeneral'' series by DavidDrake and SMStirling, the computer secretly advising Raj Whitehall can show him '''detailed''' audiovisual scenarios of the most likely results of various courses of action. Sometimes, just to rub in for us what a WorldHalfEmpty they're in, it'll show him situations he can't do anything about.

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* In ''TheGeneral'' ''Literature/TheGeneral'' series by DavidDrake Creator/DavidDrake and SMStirling, Creator/SMStirling, the computer secretly advising Raj Whitehall can show him '''detailed''' detailed audiovisual scenarios of the most likely results of various courses of action. Sometimes, just to rub in for us what a WorldHalfEmpty they're in, it'll show him situations he can't do anything about.
30th Oct '16 9:43:04 AM AgProv
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* ''Film/TheDayAfterTomorrow''condenses the beginning of a new ice age into a couple of months - the apocalypse is story-boarded like a very fast flip-book, in climactic terms.
4th Aug '16 1:28:46 AM PaulA
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* The Knights of the Word in Creator/TerryBrooks's overarching meta series have these occur to them every time they fall asleep.

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* [[Literature/TheWordAndTheVoid The Knights of the Word Word]] in Creator/TerryBrooks's overarching meta series have these occur to them every time they fall asleep.
26th Jun '16 7:53:51 PM nombretomado
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* Over the course of TheDresdenFiles, [[FromBadToWorse more and more bad]] [[CerebusSyndrome shit keeps happening]], and TheMasquerade gets thinner and thinner. (WordOfGod has already revealed that he'll end the series with an apocalypse scenario.) ''Cold Days'' reveals that this is not a coincidence; [[FantasyKitchenSink various supernatural foes]] have had their EvilPlan[=s=] [[GambitPileup crash into one another,]] and [[spoiler:Nemesis]], TheManBehindTheMan, [[spoiler:([[EldritchAbomination er, so to speak]])]] is specifically trying to manipulate everyone else into causing the end of the world. Retroactively speaking, the entire series has been StoryboardingTheApocalypse.

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* Over the course of TheDresdenFiles, ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', [[FromBadToWorse more and more bad]] [[CerebusSyndrome shit keeps happening]], and TheMasquerade gets thinner and thinner. (WordOfGod has already revealed that he'll end the series with an apocalypse scenario.) ''Cold Days'' ''Literature/ColdDays'' reveals that this is not a coincidence; [[FantasyKitchenSink various supernatural foes]] have had their EvilPlan[=s=] [[GambitPileup crash into one another,]] and [[spoiler:Nemesis]], TheManBehindTheMan, [[spoiler:([[EldritchAbomination er, so to speak]])]] is specifically trying to manipulate everyone else into causing the end of the world. Retroactively speaking, the entire series has been StoryboardingTheApocalypse.
31st May '16 1:31:16 PM Morgenthaler
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* During the series finale of ''RoswellConspiracies'', [[spoiler:the Shadoen fleet]] plans to blow up earth's moon. Before actually carrying through with their plan they play footage of large chunks of said moon raining down all across the planet and estimating what the death toll with be.

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* During the series finale of ''RoswellConspiracies'', ''WesternAnimation/RoswellConspiracies'', [[spoiler:the Shadoen fleet]] plans to blow up earth's moon. Before actually carrying through with their plan they play footage of large chunks of said moon raining down all across the planet and estimating what the death toll with be.
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