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19th Jan '17 5:35:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[Literature/TheSilmarillion Middle-Earth]] has cycled through various dark times when Morgoth and/or Sauron were the dominant forces in the world (perhaps the most notable being when Melkor/Morgoth ruled the all of the world except for Valinor completely unchallenged- it was only the coming of the elves that inspired the Valar to act against him). The plot of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' basically consists of Sauron trying to start up ''new'' dark times.

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* [[Literature/TheSilmarillion Middle-Earth]] ''Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium'': Middle-Earth has cycled through various dark times when Morgoth and/or Sauron were the dominant forces in the world (perhaps the most notable being in ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' when Melkor/Morgoth ruled the all of the world except for Valinor completely unchallenged- it was only the coming of the elves that inspired the Valar to act against him). The plot of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' basically consists of Sauron trying to start up ''new'' dark times.
19th Jan '17 5:34:44 AM Morgenthaler
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-->-- '''[[CthulhuMythos The Necronomicon]]'''

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-->-- '''[[CthulhuMythos '''[[Franchise/CthulhuMythos The Necronomicon]]'''



* The CalLeandros series includes as part of its distant past a time when the world was ruled by various monsters like the Auphe.

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* The CalLeandros ''Literature/CalLeandros'' series includes as part of its distant past a time when the world was ruled by various monsters like the Auphe.
15th Jan '17 2:56:06 PM ScorpiusOB1
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** The Universe had ''real'' [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronology_of_the_universe#Dark_Ages dark times]] relatively early on its history, when everything was a hot, opaque, plasma. Once atoms began to form the Universe became transparent to radiation but the veil would not be lifted until the first stars were formed millions of years later.
7th Jan '17 9:48:14 PM nombretomado
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* The time of [[AbusivePrecursors the Ancients]] in ''EternalDarkness''.

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* The time of [[AbusivePrecursors the Ancients]] in ''EternalDarkness''.''VideoGame/EternalDarkness''.
17th Oct '16 9:22:39 PM LoungingInTheLobe
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* Until around 65 million years ago the Earth was ruled by [[UsefulNotes/{{Dinosaurs}} enormous, scaly beasts]]. It's pretty unlikely that they'll ever come back, though. [[Franchise/JurassicPark Unless, of course, we tamper in God's Domain....]]

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* Until around 65 million years ago the Earth was ruled by [[UsefulNotes/{{Dinosaurs}} enormous, scaly beasts]]. It's pretty unlikely that they'll ever come back, though. [[Franchise/JurassicPark Unless, of course, we tamper in God's Domain....]]though...
17th Sep '16 9:33:26 AM TheNerevarine
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* ''ComicBook/AmericanVampire'' establishes that 13,000 years ago a beast was set loose upon the Earth. This creature also known as [[IHaveManyNames Tiamat, Kur, the First Dragon and the Worm]], had spawned several demons that for a thousand years preyed on men like fish on a stream. Until, one man known as [[TheParagon Hurin]] united the people to fight against the Beast and formed the Vassals of the Morning Star. They succeeded in destroying its monstrous spawn and defeating the Beast; however, Hurin suckled from it and became its greatest protector, [[TheParagonAlwaysRebels turning from the order he formed and becoming the very thing he swore to destroy]].
28th Aug '16 12:43:34 PM Paireon
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* The Earth of the mainstream MarvelComics universe had one of those during the time of the Elder Gods, who came into existence shortly after the planet's formation. After an unknown period of peaceful cohabitation, one of them, [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent Set]] killed and devoured one of his kin to absorb his powers; others began to imitate him, resulting in an apocalyptic orgy of cannibalistic violence that saw most Elder Gods killed or corrupted by their actions into {{eldritch abomination}}s. Only four survived - Gaea, who gave birth to an über-god to destroy her corrupted kin, Set and [[EvilSorcerer Cthon]], who fled said über-god's onslaught to other dimensions, and Oshtur, who'd been away exploring the cosmos since before the whole thing started.
8th Aug '16 5:21:17 PM Dravencour
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-->-- '''[[TomeOfEldritchLore The Necronomicon]]'''

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-->-- '''[[TomeOfEldritchLore '''[[CthulhuMythos The Necronomicon]]'''
2nd Jul '16 11:40:53 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Bionicle}}'' had its own Dark Time, and it was called just that, but it wasn't ancient. That is, it wasn't for most people, save for the tribes on the Mata Nui island, whose memories had been wiped. The era started with the Great Cataclysm 1000 years ago and ended directly before the main plot began -- but it only lasted for 999 years on the island of Mata Nui, because the BigBad agreed to give the islanders one spare year to build their villages that he later wanted to besiege. The rest of the Universe wasn't as lucky.

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* ''{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' had its own Dark Time, and it was called just that, but it wasn't ancient. That is, it wasn't for most people, save for the tribes on the Mata Nui island, whose memories had been wiped. The era started with the Great Cataclysm 1000 years ago and ended directly before the main plot began -- but it only lasted for 999 years on the island of Mata Nui, because the BigBad agreed to give the islanders one spare year to build their villages that he later wanted to besiege. The rest of the Universe wasn't as lucky.
16th Jun '16 4:06:01 AM Doug86
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* ''TheCabinInTheWoods'' is set in a universe that was once ruled by the "Old Gods", a race of godlike monsters who have since retreated into a slumber, content with the sacrifices humanity offers to entertain them. Little detail is given about this mysterious past, other than being specifically refered to as the "dark times", and that as bad the horrors the main characters encountered in the movie, those days were infinitly worse.

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* ''TheCabinInTheWoods'' ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods'' is set in a universe that was once ruled by the "Old Gods", a race of godlike monsters who have since retreated into a slumber, content with the sacrifices humanity offers to entertain them. Little detail is given about this mysterious past, other than being specifically refered to as the "dark times", and that as bad the horrors the main characters encountered in the movie, those days were infinitly infinitely worse.



* [[Literature/TheSilmarillion Middle-Earth]] has cycled through various dark times when Morgoth and/or Sauron were the dominant forces in the world (perhaps the most notable being when Melkor/Morgoth ruled the all of the world except for Valinor completely unchallenged- it was only the coming of the elves that inspired the Valar to act against him). The plot of TheLordOfTheRings basically consists of Sauron trying to start up ''new'' dark times.

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* [[Literature/TheSilmarillion Middle-Earth]] has cycled through various dark times when Morgoth and/or Sauron were the dominant forces in the world (perhaps the most notable being when Melkor/Morgoth ruled the all of the world except for Valinor completely unchallenged- it was only the coming of the elves that inspired the Valar to act against him). The plot of TheLordOfTheRings ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' basically consists of Sauron trying to start up ''new'' dark times.
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