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1st Feb '16 12:08:09 AM TSBasilisk
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* The Rakata of ''VideoGame/StarWarsKnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' built their Infinite Empire using technology and hyperdrives fueled by the Dark Side. When they began to lose their Force sensitivity the Rakata could no longer operate their own machinery and they fell into a savage civil war, reducing them to the sorry state seen in-game.
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* The Rakata of ''VideoGame/StarWarsKnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' ''Star Wars: VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' built their Infinite Empire using technology and hyperdrives fueled by the Dark Side. When they began to lose their Force sensitivity the Rakata could no longer operate their own machinery and they fell into a savage civil war, reducing them to the sorry state seen in-game.
1st Feb '16 12:07:26 AM TSBasilisk
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* The Rakata of ''VideoGame/StarWarsKnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' built their Infinite Empire using technology and hyperdrives fueled by the Dark Side. When they began to lose their Force sensitivity the Rakata could no longer operate their own machinery and they fell into a savage civil war, reducing them to the sorry state seen in-game.
19th Jan '16 11:20:01 AM nombretomado
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** ''StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch'': The L’Dira in "The Lives of Dax," whose technology requires a resource their own world has run out of; now, they're wretched PlanetLooters.
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** ''StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch'': ''Literature/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch'': The L’Dira in "The Lives of Dax," whose technology requires a resource their own world has run out of; now, they're wretched PlanetLooters.
17th Jan '16 5:46:16 PM nombretomado
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* In ''StarControl 2'', the Utwig are highly dependent on the Ultron, a precursor artifact which gives them prophetic powers. When it breaks, the Utwig enter [[TheEeyore a perpetual state of mourning]] and are too depressed to do anything. Hilariously, everyone else is convinced that the artifact is absolutely useless. Whether it actually does anything is left ambiguous.
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* In ''StarControl 2'', ''VideoGame/StarControlII'', the Utwig are highly dependent on the Ultron, a precursor artifact which gives them prophetic powers. When it breaks, the Utwig enter [[TheEeyore a perpetual state of mourning]] and are too depressed to do anything. Hilariously, everyone else is convinced that the artifact is absolutely useless. Whether it actually does anything is left ambiguous.
11th Dec '15 7:53:29 AM Nohbody
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* In the ''Literature/LostFleet'' books, the eponymous fleet is trapped deep in enemy territory and is utterly dependent on its factory ships. These ships provide the fleet with the fuel cells and ammunition that it needs to travel and fight but they are slow and highly vulnerable to enemy attack. A major factor in any battles the fleet fights is to make sure that the factory ships are always protected.
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* In the ''Literature/LostFleet'' ''Literature/TheLostFleet'' books, the eponymous fleet is trapped deep in enemy territory and is utterly dependent on its factory ships. These ships provide the fleet with the fuel cells and ammunition that it needs to travel and fight but they are slow and highly vulnerable to enemy attack. A major factor in any battles the fleet fights is to make sure that the factory ships are always protected.
11th Dec '15 7:49:41 AM Nohbody
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* The plasmids from ''Franchise/{{BioShock}}'' fit this bill. Everyone used them and they turn out to naturally hover between being [[SuperSerum Super]] and PsychoSerum (depending on which you took and if you abused them). Then a civil war breaks out and Ryan had them laced with mind control agents. So, needless to say, this terminally dependent society OD'd.
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* The plasmids from ''Franchise/{{BioShock}}'' fit this bill. Everyone ''VideoGame/BioShock'' were used them by everyone, and they turn out to naturally hover between being [[SuperSerum Super]] and PsychoSerum (depending on which you took and if you abused them). Then a civil war breaks out and Ryan had them laced with mind control agents. So, needless to say, this terminally dependent society OD'd.
22nd Nov '15 5:59:27 AM LordInsane
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** In the episode "Symbiosis," ''Enterprise'' encounters a ship from a planet that is suffering a species-wide plague that can only be staved off with a drug supplied by a neighboring race. It is later revealed that the plague is long gone and the symptoms the people experience are a result of withdrawal; the drug is also highly addictive. Due to the [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Prime Directive]], [[TheCaptain Picard]] agrees not to reveal the truth to the suffering race, but he also refuses to help them fix their few remaining ships (they have degraded technologically) under the same pretext, so that they will eventually be unable to trade with the other race and learn the truth after massive withdrawal symptoms.
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** In the episode "Symbiosis," ''Enterprise'' encounters a ship from a planet that is suffering a species-wide plague that can only be staved off with a drug supplied by a neighboring race. It is later revealed that the plague is long gone and the symptoms the people experience are a result of withdrawal; the drug is also highly addictive. Due to the [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Prime Directive]], [[TheCaptain Picard]] agrees not to reveal the truth to the suffering race, but he also refuses to help them fix their few remaining ships (they have degraded technologically) under the same pretext, so that they will eventually be unable to trade with the other race and learn the truth after massive withdrawal symptoms. Dialogue actually notes in passing that ''both'' societies are terminally dependent in their own separate ways -- because of the profits of selling the drug, the race that provided them ended up structuring their economy around it.
30th Oct '15 3:32:25 PM Specialist290
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* ArthurCClarke's ''The City and the Stars''. The Central Computer of Diaspar not only runs the city but actually creates its citizens' bodies using their stored memories. In a variation on this trope, the computer ''wants'' humans not to be dependent on it anymore, and has [[spoiler:been part of a millennia long gambit by one of its creators to create a human capable of wanting freedom.]]
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* ArthurCClarke's ''The City and the Stars''.''Literature/TheCityAndTheStars''. The Central Computer of Diaspar not only runs the city but actually creates its citizens' bodies using their stored memories. In a variation on this trope, the computer ''wants'' humans not to be dependent on it anymore, and has [[spoiler:been part of a millennia long gambit by one of its creators to create a human capable of wanting freedom.]]
30th Aug '15 3:14:53 AM eroock
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->''This city's sleeping like a solider trapped inside of an iron lung'',
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->''This ->''"This city's sleeping like a solider trapped inside of an iron lung'',

->''so either way you're a casualty!'' -->--'''Joe''', ''Music/{{TheProtomen}}: Light Up The Night''.
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->''so either way you're a casualty!'' -->--'''Joe''', casualty!"'' -->-- '''Joe''', ''Music/{{TheProtomen}}: Light Up The Night''.
16th Aug '15 7:25:56 PM jormis29
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* Really? Nobody remembered the [[Manga/MagicKnightRayearth Pillar system]]? The world literally begins to fall apart when the Pillar is lost, only held together by Mage Clef constantly casting a protection spell.
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* Really? Nobody remembered the [[Manga/MagicKnightRayearth ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'': The Pillar system]]? The system, the world literally begins to fall apart when the Pillar is lost, only held together by Mage Clef constantly casting a protection spell.
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