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28th Feb '18 1:00:51 AM SeptimusHeap
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* A convoluted example appears in ''SinAndPunishment''. In an effort to motivate the ActionGirl to shoot her transformed-by-TheVirus partner, the MysteriousWaif shows her a vision of a future in which he has become evil. This vision becomes a stage, complete with the chance to get a Game Over. Yet, despite her mowing down hundreds of enemies during the dream sequence without any noticeable effect, the final shot she makes against the corrupted hero somehow causes her to ''shoot him in the present as well''.

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* A convoluted example appears in ''SinAndPunishment''.''VideoGame/SinAndPunishment''. In an effort to motivate the ActionGirl to shoot her transformed-by-TheVirus partner, the MysteriousWaif shows her a vision of a future in which he has become evil. This vision becomes a stage, complete with the chance to get a Game Over. Yet, despite her mowing down hundreds of enemies during the dream sequence without any noticeable effect, the final shot she makes against the corrupted hero somehow causes her to ''shoot him in the present as well''.
30th Jan '18 6:55:00 AM Cryoclaste
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* In a trailer for the ''WorldOfWarcraft'' content patch: ''Rage of The Firelands'', Thrall is begging the elemental spirits for guidance... when one answers. [[NatureSpirit Ragnaros]] rises from the Maelstrom and brings Thrall on a ride to the end of the world, culminating in Ogrimmar being destroyed by a sea of fire, which is about to engulf Thrall himself. Thrall [[BigNo screams as loud as he can]] before being interrupted by Aggra, realizing that the events he witnessed were a vision of what is to come if Ragnaros is not stopped.

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* In a trailer for the ''WorldOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' content patch: ''Rage of The Firelands'', Thrall is begging the elemental spirits for guidance... when one answers. [[NatureSpirit Ragnaros]] rises from the Maelstrom and brings Thrall on a ride to the end of the world, culminating in Ogrimmar being destroyed by a sea of fire, which is about to engulf Thrall himself. Thrall [[BigNo screams as loud as he can]] before being interrupted by Aggra, realizing that the events he witnessed were a vision of what is to come if Ragnaros is not stopped.
11th Dec '17 6:16:18 PM NanoMoose
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* [[SubvertedTrope Noticeably missing]] in ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}''. Everyone loves to [[InfallibleBabble talk about it]], but no one seems to know precisely what will happen. The hierarch Verdelet flip-flops from thinking the Seeds of Resurrection will cause [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt untold catastrophe]] to thinking it involves [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascending to a higher reality]]. And the BigBad has more important things to worry about, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} like dancing]].

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* [[SubvertedTrope Noticeably missing]] in ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}''. Everyone loves to [[InfallibleBabble talk about it]], but no one seems to know precisely what will happen. The hierarch Verdelet flip-flops from thinking the Seeds of Resurrection will cause [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt untold catastrophe]] to thinking it involves [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascending to a higher reality]]. And the BigBad has more important things to worry about, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} like dancing]]. Then in the later endings it's DoubleSubverted: the end actually comes, and it's every bit as horrible as you'd think.



* The intro (and possibly ending, depending on the player's karma) sequences of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' games.

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* The intro (and possibly ending, some endings, depending on the player's karma) sequences of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' games.
22nd Nov '17 7:18:42 PM nombretomado
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* When [[AIIsACrapshoot WOPR]] in ''Film/WarGames'' is given a LogicBomb, it begins to run thousands of simulations of [[ApocalypseHow global thermonuclear war]] all of which are accurately labeled - US First Strike, [[CubanMissileCrisis Turkey Heavy]], USSR First Strike, et cetera. Each ends with [[UnwinnableByDesign WINNER: NONE]] and the total destruction of all population and military centers on the planet.
* 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 UsefulNotes/WorldWarI), he plays out something similar if the US decides to implement a blockade of Cuba:

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* When [[AIIsACrapshoot WOPR]] in ''Film/WarGames'' is given a LogicBomb, it begins to run thousands of simulations of [[ApocalypseHow global thermonuclear war]] all of which are accurately labeled - US First Strike, [[CubanMissileCrisis [[UsefulNotes/CubanMissileCrisis Turkey Heavy]], USSR First Strike, et cetera. Each ends with [[UnwinnableByDesign WINNER: NONE]] and the total destruction of all population and military centers on the planet.
* In ''Film/ThirteenDays'', President Kennedy uses this to give an example of how the CubanMissileCrisis UsefulNotes/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 UsefulNotes/WorldWarI), he plays out something similar if the US decides to implement a blockade of Cuba:
29th Oct '17 6:40:36 PM WillKeaton
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* The GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/RoswellConspiracies'' opens with a shot of the Shedoan fleet blowing up the moon and uses the EiffelTowerEffect several times over to demonstrate in minute detail exactly how much destruction blowing up the moon actually causes. The whole thing is soon revealed to be a simulation, though they still plan on blowing up the moon.
29th Oct '17 6:36:39 PM WillKeaton
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* The GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/RoswellConspiracies'' opens with a shot of the Shedoan fleet blowing up the moon and uses the EiffelTowerEffect several times over to demonstrate in minute detail exactly how much destruction blowing up the moon actually causes. The whole thing is soon revealed to be a simulation, though they still plan on blowing up the moon.
18th Oct '17 6:23:01 PM jormis29
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* The ''[[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.

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* The ''[[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate]] Galactus'' trilogy ''ComicBook/UltimateGalactusTrilogy'' 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.
20th Aug '17 10:05:42 PM Rhodes7
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** Another episode was later devoted to this, showing a future where Daniel received the knowledge of the Goa'uld, and also their evil.
15th Aug '17 12:50:24 PM lalalei2001
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* In ''Videogame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'', the first vision received from the Millennium Items is from the future-telling Millennium Necklace. It shows Reshef burning the world, and Yami Yugi, to the ground.

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* In ''Videogame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'', ''VideoGame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'', the first vision received from the Millennium Items is from the future-telling Millennium Necklace. It shows Reshef burning the world, and Yami Yugi, to the ground.
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:
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