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9th Oct '17 7:01:45 AM Andyroid
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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]].
* In WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse, the Earth will explode if [[spoiler: the Cluster hatches]].

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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 and he was defeated in the GrandFinale before Cipher breaks out of it]].
he could escape]].
* In WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse, the Earth will explode if it's revealed that "the Cluster" Peridot was sent to check on is [[spoiler: an enormous conglomeration of Gem shards that will destroy the Earth if it awakens. Fortunately, in "Gem Drill" Steven is able to pacify the Cluster hatches]].and get its component shards to "bubble" one another.]]
7th Oct '17 1:13:04 AM DarkHunter
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* In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', [[spoiler:it is revealed that the Holy Grail has been turned into an ArtifactOfDoom that will [[JackassGenie grant all wishes as destruction]], and continuously spew out evil on a scale that threatens the entire human race]].

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* In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'':
** In the end,
[[spoiler:it is revealed that the Holy Grail has been turned into an ArtifactOfDoom that will [[JackassGenie grant all wishes as destruction]], and continuously spew out evil on a scale that threatens the entire human race]].race]].
** Gilgamesh's "sword", which he calls Ea, is said to have the capacity to end all life on Earth, effectively destroying the world. Gilgamesh never uses that much power though... [[PragmaticVillainy kind of stupid to destroy the world you're living in, after all]]. [[spoiler:WordOfGod states that if Gilgamesh ever actually tried to do that, he would fail: the [[SentientCosmicForce Counter Force]] would get involved to prevent the destruction of both mankind and the planet, and even Gilgamesh isn't powerful enough to resist the wrath of the Counter Force.]]
1st Oct '17 10:51:05 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''{{Naruto}}'' Tobi's AssimilationPlot is to ''invoke'' this, [[spoiler:creating a genjutsu to cover the entire world in order to create a new reality where everyone lives, heroes succeed and the like, at the cost of free will. Unfortunately, his method of completing the plan involves the revival of the Ten-Tails, the combined form of all nine of the tailed-beasts and the only being they fear. The Sage of the Six Paths, the greatest ninja to have ever lived and the founder of ninjutsu legitimately feared that its revival would cause this, as the Ten-Tails is the progenitor of all that exists in the world and the source of all chakra, and with its lack of comprehension of the ideals of good and evil, it is essentially the personification of GodIsEvil]].

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* In ''{{Naruto}}'' ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' Tobi's AssimilationPlot is to ''invoke'' this, [[spoiler:creating a genjutsu to cover the entire world in order to create a new reality where everyone lives, heroes succeed and the like, at the cost of free will. Unfortunately, his method of completing the plan involves the revival of the Ten-Tails, the combined form of all nine of the tailed-beasts and the only being they fear. The Sage of the Six Paths, the greatest ninja to have ever lived and the founder of ninjutsu legitimately feared that its revival would cause this, as the Ten-Tails is the progenitor of all that exists in the world and the source of all chakra, and with its lack of comprehension of the ideals of good and evil, it is essentially the personification of GodIsEvil]].



* "Your World Will Fail" by Music/LesFrictiom is about someone who comes from a utopian planet come to destroy another, less utopian world:

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* "Your World Will Fail" by Music/LesFrictiom Music/LesFriction is about someone who comes from a utopian planet come to destroy another, less utopian world:
1st Oct '17 10:49:34 AM Pichu-kun
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* The {{Trope Namer|s}}: "It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" from ''Music/{{Document}}'' by Music/{{REM}}.
** [[WordSaladLyrics They don't accurately]] [[SomethingSomethingLeonardBernstein reflect ANY title]], let alone this one. To the point that even Michael Stipe [[FlipFlopOfGod isn't entirely sure of the official lyrics]], ''and he wrote them.''

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* The {{Trope Namer|s}}: "It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" from ''Music/{{Document}}'' by Music/{{REM}}.
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Music/{{REM}}. [[WordSaladLyrics They don't accurately]] [[SomethingSomethingLeonardBernstein reflect ANY title]], let alone this one. To the point that even Michael Stipe [[FlipFlopOfGod isn't entirely sure of the official lyrics]], ''and he wrote them.''



* Music/{{Metallica}} - "Fight Fire With Fire" from ''Music/RideTheLightning''

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* Music/{{Metallica}} - Music/{{Metallica}}:
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"Fight Fire With Fire" from ''Music/RideTheLightning''


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* "Your World Will Fail" by Music/LesFrictiom is about someone who comes from a utopian planet come to destroy another, less utopian world:
-->''Your world will fail my love\\
It's far beyond repair\\
Your world will fail\\
And you all and the love\\
You must run for you life''
26th Sep '17 9:44:02 AM Intelleblue
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*Theatre/TribulationTrail is entirely devoted to this.
25th Sep '17 6:11:53 PM PaulA
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* [[Music/TomLehrer ''We will all go together when we go...'']]

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* [[Music/TomLehrer ''We Music/TomLehrer: "We will all go together when we go...'']]go", from ''Music/AnEveningWastedWithTomLehrer''.
17th Sep '17 2:15:21 PM nombretomado
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Inevitably draws the suitably heroic into a SavingTheWorld plot. See ApocalypseHow for various types of End Of the World. For when TakeOurWordForIt simply won't do, ApocalypseWow is this trope given dramatic form. When asked just ''why'' they want to destroy the world as we know it, villains usually say something from the "WhyYouShouldDestroyThePlanetEarth" list. That is, if they even have one. May be preceded by SignsOfTheEndTimes. If the plot starts ''after'' End of the World happened, see AfterTheEnd.

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Inevitably draws the suitably heroic into a SavingTheWorld plot. See ApocalypseHow for various types of End Of the World. For when TakeOurWordForIt simply won't do, ApocalypseWow is this trope given dramatic form. When asked just ''why'' they want to destroy the world as we know it, villains usually say something from the "WhyYouShouldDestroyThePlanetEarth" "JustForFun/WhyYouShouldDestroyThePlanetEarth" list. That is, if they even have one. May be preceded by SignsOfTheEndTimes. If the plot starts ''after'' End of the World happened, see AfterTheEnd.
15th Sep '17 10:24:59 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', the demonic lord Mehrunes Dagon seeks to destroy the mortal world, so the PlayerCharacter & Friends have to stop him. In the expansion pack, the player must save ''another'' world...from its own creator, who is insane and has an irresistible urge to destroy his creations every once in a while.
* In the sequel, ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the [[TheChosenOne Drago]][[PlayerCharacter nborn]] must prevent the evil [[BigBad Alduin the World-Eater]] from resurrecting the long-extinct [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dragons]] and then [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin eating the world and everyone in it]].
** Calling Alduin evil is a bit of a stretch. Although he is indeed an [[{{Jerkass}} asshole]] and he is trying to end the world, he is not erasing it from existence, merely restarting it. The Greybeards even say that Alduin is only doing what he was created to do.
--->'''Arngeir''': Have you ever considered that Alduin was not meant to be stopped?

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', the demonic lord Mehrunes Dagon seeks series' mythology, Alduin, the [[DragonsAreDemonic draconic]] BeastOfTheApocalypse, provides a very literal example of the trope. It is repeatedly stated that Alduin, as the World-Eater, is not going to erase all of Creation from existence; he is "merely" going to destroy the mortal world, so the PlayerCharacter & Friends have to stop him. In the expansion pack, the player must save ''another'' world...from its own creator, who is insane and has an irresistible urge to destroy his creations every once in a while.
* In the sequel, ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the [[TheChosenOne Drago]][[PlayerCharacter nborn]] must prevent the evil [[BigBad Alduin the World-Eater]] from resurrecting the long-extinct [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dragons]] and then [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin eating
current incarnation of the world and everyone in it]].
** Calling
so that a new one can take its place. This EternalRecurrence is his divine mandate. As Alduin evil is a bit ''[[AnthropomorphicPersonification embodiment]]'' of a stretch. Although the end of the world itself, he can only manifest his full power when it is indeed an [[{{Jerkass}} asshole]] and he is trying time to actually end the world, at which point he is not erasing it from existence, merely restarting it. The Greybeards becomes a [[EldritchAbomination titanic monster]] with divine power even say beyond that of the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Princes]].
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'':
*** Mehrunes Dagon, the [[DestroyerDeity Daedric Prince of Destruction]], serves as the BigBad. As an OmnicidalManiac of the highest regard, he seeks the utter destruction of Mundus, the mortal world. Naturally, it is up to the [[PlayerCharacter Champion of Cyrodiil]], HiddenBackupPrince Martin Septim, and the [[AncientOrderOfProtectors Blades]] to stop him. Worse still, in ''[[https://www.imperial-library.info/content/seven-fights-aldudagga The Seven Fights of the Aldudagga]]'', it is implied
that Alduin is originally cursed Dagon into this state as a form of IronicHell as a punishment for hiding parts of earlier kalpas from him:
--->'''Alduin''': "You I curse right here and right now! I take away your ability to jump and jump and jump and doom you to [the void] where you will not be able to leave except for auspicious days long between one and another and even so
only doing what he was created to do.
--->'''Arngeir''': Have
through hard, hard work. And it will be this way, my little corner cutter, [[ImpossibleTask until you ever considered have destroyed all that in the world which you have stolen from earlier kalpas, which is to say probably never at all!]]"
*** In the ''Shivering Isles'' expansion, you need to help prevent this from happening to the titular Shivering Isles, the [[EldritchLocation Daedric realm]] of Sheogorath, [[MadGod Daedric Prince of Madness]]. During a [[EternalRecurrence recurring event]] known as the Greymarch, the Isles are destroyed by Jyggalag, the [[ControlFreak Daedric Prince of Order]]. As it turns out, [[spoiler:Sheogorath is the [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan person-shaped can]] that Jygglag was sealed inside of by the other Daedric Princes who were fearful and jealous of his power]]. Saving the world in this case involves [[spoiler:taking on the [[AGodIsYou mantle of Sheogorath yourself]] to free Jyggalag and end the ViciousCycle]].
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', the aforementioned
Alduin was not meant returns and serves as the BigBad. However, he has chosen to shirk his duties as World-Eater and instead wants to TakeOverTheWorld instead, to rule it and be stopped?worshiped as a god by mortals, something he once established long ago with the other [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]] and mortal [[SinisterMinister dragon priests]]. Akatosh, Alduin's divine father and TopGod of the [[SaintlyChurch Nine Divines]] pantheon, has sent the [[PlayerCharacter Last Dragonborn]] to oppose Alduin. Failure would still mean the end of the world, with an emphasis on "as we know it".
11th Sep '17 12:15:31 AM PaulA
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* ''Film/{{Cthulhu}}'' (2007). Although loosely based on "A Shadow Over Innsmouth" by Creator/HPLovecraft, the movie also works in elements of "The Call of Cthulhu" in that humanity is beginning to descend into chaos as a prelude to the return of the Old Ones from the sea, with scenes of rioting, madness and murder.

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* ''Film/{{Cthulhu}}'' (2007). Although loosely based on "A Shadow Over Innsmouth" "Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth" by Creator/HPLovecraft, the movie also works in elements of "The Call of Cthulhu" "Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu" in that humanity is beginning to descend into chaos as a prelude to the return of the Old Ones from the sea, with scenes of rioting, madness and murder.
9th Sep '17 6:30:27 AM TimeLordVictorious
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--> ''We'll have nothing to lose

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--> ''We'll have nothing to lose lose''
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