History Main / TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIT

9th Feb '16 12:30:48 AM H2SO4
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* On ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'',[[spoiler: [[EldritchAbomination Bill Cipher]]'s goal is to open a tear to his dimension and turn Earth into a WorldGoneMad. He succeeds near the end of the second season when he manipulates Mabel into giving him a compressed dimensional rift accidentally created by Ford's portal.]]
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* On ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'',[[spoiler: [[EldritchAbomination Bill Cipher]]'s goal is to open a tear to his dimension and turn Earth into a WorldGoneMad. He succeeds near the end of the second season when he manipulates Mabel into giving him a compressed dimensional rift accidentally created by Ford's portal.]] Thankfully, a barrier limited his power to Gravity Falls, but it's only a matter of time before Cipher breaks out of it]].
30th Jan '16 12:42:37 AM kazokuhouou
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* There's a free online flash game ''[[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/360724 Pandemic]]'' in which the player assumes control over a virus by spending evolution points on symptoms like fever or making the virus transmitted by air. The goal is to kill every single human on earth.
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* There's a free online flash game ''[[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/360724 Pandemic]]'' ''VideoGame/{{Pandemic}}'' and its sequel ''Pandemic 2'' in which the player assumes control over a virus disease by spending evolution points on symptoms like fever or making the virus disease transmitted by air. The goal is to kill every single human on earth.earth. ** Its SpiritualSuccessor ''VideoGame/PlagueInc'' follows the same concept. It also includes some non-standard world-ending scenarios, such as [[spoiler: humanity devolving to Neanderthals.]]
27th Jan '16 6:17:35 PM Nouct
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* In [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn]], Ashera is the Goddess of Order. If there's too much war and conflict, she destroys the world.
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* In [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn]], Ashera is the Goddess of Order. If there's too much war and conflict, she destroys the world.world, angry that the dark god has been freed and [[spoiler: that Lehran hasn't been able to fulfill his promise.]]. However, [[spoiler: the galdr of release freeing Yune]] prevents her from doing this and she turns almost everyone into stone statues, preparing to rebuild the world anew.
27th Jan '16 6:13:52 PM Nouct
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* In [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn]] Ashera is the Goddess of Order. If there's too much war and conflict, she awakens and blasts the world.
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* In [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn]] Dawn]], Ashera is the Goddess of Order. If there's too much war and conflict, she awakens and blasts destroys the world.
27th Jan '16 6:12:36 PM Nouct
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* In [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn]] Ashera is the Goddess of Order. If there's to much war... you'd better be ready to explain yourself... Oh wait you and the rest of the world are all stone statues and Ashera is going to start over with a new world! Never mind!
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* In [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn]] Ashera is the Goddess of Order. If there's to too much war... you'd better be ready to explain yourself... Oh wait you war and conflict, she awakens and blasts the rest of the world are all stone statues and Ashera is going to start over with a new world! Never mind!world.
26th Jan '16 5:14:17 AM FuzzyBoots
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** Creator/RolandEmmerich ''is'' this trope. Just look at ''Film/TheDayAfterTomorrow'' and ''[[Film/TwentyTwelve 2012]]''.
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** Creator/RolandEmmerich ''is'' this trope. Just look at ''Film/TheDayAfterTomorrow'' and ''[[Film/TwentyTwelve 2012]]''.''Film/TwoThousandTwelve''.
19th Jan '16 8:11:46 PM mspears
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Changed dykes to dikes. In this context, "Dikes" is the correct spelling. "Dykes" makes me think all the lesbians in Carolina failed to hold back the rising sea levels... and given Orson Scott Card's opinions of homosexuality, I doubt he would give lesbians even *that* much credit.
* Creator/OrsonScottCard's novel ''Literature/PastwatchTheRedemptionOfChristopherColumbus'' takes place in an AfterTheEnd world, where humanity (now numbering less than a billion) struggles to restore the ecology and reverse the effects of global warming. By all accounts, the results are promising. Except, as it turns out, the politicians are lying. The Amazon rainforest replanting project is failing due to the top-soil erosion, as is the Sahara restoration project. The Carolina dykes fail, allowing the rising ocean to sweep through the farmland. Humans around the world are using 100% of the arable land in all the world with less and less crops each year due to the increasing cloud cover (a result of the rising ocean levels). Without public knowledge, the politicians are keeping people ignorant of this, while dipping into the grain reserves to maintain the illusion. The weather satellites will eventually malfunction, but with more people being reassigned from factories to farms, they will not be replaced. The person who tells (and shows) all this to the protagonists sounds hopeful (although ironic) that Earth will, eventually, restore itself naturally. It's just that we, as a civilization, won't be around to appreciate it. Humanity is predicted to be thrown back to the Stone Age without the hope of recovery. Which is why the project meant to alter history has received every political support it can. Changing history means that this is still the case. The previous world is indeed gone.
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* Creator/OrsonScottCard's novel ''Literature/PastwatchTheRedemptionOfChristopherColumbus'' takes place in an AfterTheEnd world, where humanity (now numbering less than a billion) struggles to restore the ecology and reverse the effects of global warming. By all accounts, the results are promising. Except, as it turns out, the politicians are lying. The Amazon rainforest replanting project is failing due to the top-soil erosion, as is the Sahara restoration project. The Carolina dykes dikes fail, allowing the rising ocean to sweep through the farmland. Humans around the world are using 100% of the arable land in all the world with less and less crops each year due to the increasing cloud cover (a result of the rising ocean levels). Without public knowledge, the politicians are keeping people ignorant of this, while dipping into the grain reserves to maintain the illusion. The weather satellites will eventually malfunction, but with more people being reassigned from factories to farms, they will not be replaced. The person who tells (and shows) all this to the protagonists sounds hopeful (although ironic) that Earth will, eventually, restore itself naturally. It's just that we, as a civilization, won't be around to appreciate it. Humanity is predicted to be thrown back to the Stone Age without the hope of recovery. Which is why the project meant to alter history has received every political support it can. Changing history means that this is still the case. The previous world is indeed gone.
13th Jan '16 11:57:57 AM Sapphirea2
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** Series 8's finale "Death in Heaven" is a "destruction of humanity" version: Missy wants to turn first Earth's dead, then its living into an army of emotionless Cybermen -- and it's all intended as [[spoiler: a "gift" for the Doctor, so he can conquer the universe and they can be friends again]].
13th Jan '16 11:55:31 AM Sapphirea2
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** Series 8's finale "Death in Heaven" has Missy attempting to pull this off by turning all of humanity -- first the dead, then the living -- into a army of Cybermen, which she intends to [[spoiler: give to the Doctor to allow him to become a universe-conquering "hero"]].
13th Jan '16 11:52:42 AM Sapphirea2
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** Series 8's finale "Death in Heaven" has Missy attempting to pull this off by turning all of humanity -- first the dead, then the living -- into a Cybermen army, which she intends to [[spoiler: give to the Doctor to allow him to become a universe-conquering "hero"]]. ** Series 9's finale "Hell Bent" has the Time Lords trying to prevent the prophecy of the Hybrid, an ultimate warrior that's said to be their ruin, from coming to pass. In the process, they accidentally turn the '''The Doctor''' into a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds who risks the safety of '''the universe''' when their efforts to get whatever information he has about the Hybrid [[spoiler: accidentally and indirectly lead to the final death of Clara]], whereupon [[spoiler: he tries to defy the fixed point in time and save her]].
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** Series 8's finale "Death in Heaven" has Missy attempting to pull this off by turning all of humanity -- first the dead, then the living -- into a Cybermen army, army of Cybermen, which she intends to [[spoiler: give to the Doctor to allow him to become a universe-conquering "hero"]]. ** Series 9's finale "Hell Bent" has [[spoiler: the Time Lords Lords]] trying to prevent the prophecy of the Hybrid, an ultimate warrior that's said to be their ruin, from coming to pass. In the process, they accidentally turn the '''The Doctor''' into a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds who risks the safety of '''the universe''' when their efforts to get whatever information he has about the Hybrid [[spoiler: accidentally and indirectly lead to the final death of Clara]], whereupon [[spoiler: he tries to defy the fixed point in time and save her]].her]]. He and the universe come back from the brink at the end.
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