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16th Apr '18 12:37:00 PM ZimFan89
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* The ''Fanfic/HalloweenUnspectacular'' anthology series often uses this, or the threat of it, in many stories. This especially prominent at the climaxes of several of its yearly {{Story Arc}}s:
** In the first edition, [[HumanoidAbomination ReGenesis]] uses its [[PhysicalGod vast power]] to begin systematically destroying the world almost immediately upon being created. Within a matter of ''hours'', the remaining heroes (and possibly the only survivors on the ''planet'') are making their LastStand in Australia. [[spoiler: Fortunately, [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]] manages to [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath convince ReGenesis]] to use its powers to hit the ResetButton.]]
** In the second edition, the bringing together of the three [[RealityWarper Fiddley Things]] causes the universe to be wiped from existence, except for the villains' headquarters. [[spoiler: When Sandy wins the fight for control of all three Things, reality is restored.]]
** While it doesn't quite reach this point in the third edition, it's mentioned that if the [[AntiMagicalFaction Witchfinders]] succeed in destroying Britain's magic, the whole island will be destroyed, with an implied ripple effect for the rest of the world.
** In the fifth edition, [[FallenHero Galahad's]] plan is to collapse TheMultiverse in order to [[ScrewDestiny break the cycle of fate]]. But this is doomed to fail, instead unleashing a horde of demons which destroy the world, as the BadFuture which [[KidFromTheFuture Tammy]] comes back to avert shows.
15th Apr '18 7:25:11 PM Qrow
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* ''[[https://gravitando.wordpress.com/2009/03/02/the-day-the-saucers-came-by-neil-gaiman/ The Day the Saucers Came]]'', by Creator/NeilGaiman almost [[ParodiedTrope parodies]] this, describing how ''every'' possible apocalypse happens on the same day. AlienInvasion, ZombieApocalypse, ''[[NorseMythology Ragnarok]]'' to name just the ones that get their own verses. But...
--> You didnít notice any of this because
--> you were sitting in your room, not doing anything
--> not even reading, not really, just
--> looking at your telephone,
--> wondering if I was going to call.
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18th Feb '18 11:49:54 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Literature/TheAdversaryCycle'' and the RepairmanJack series, this is the goal of Rasalom and the Otherness.

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* In ''Literature/TheAdversaryCycle'' and the RepairmanJack Literature/RepairmanJack series, this is the goal of Rasalom and the Otherness.
5th Feb '18 1:08:51 PM Khazzadumm
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* The pace of technological and cultural change has accelerated tremendously since the industrial revolution kicked off. As a result, to a person born in the 80s and growing up in the 90s and early 00s, the world will be a very different place. This has resulted in people developing nostalgia for things that are merely 10-20 years old. This was not as noticeable in the early 20th century, but people born around the beginning of 21st century and beyond will probably see their world change radically during their lifetimes, for better and/or worse.
* The only (debatably) "good" scenario involving this would be the so called Technological Singularity - the creation of strong AI that would continue to improve itself exponentially. Said AI could on elevate humans and/or all life on Earth into demi-goodhood, or alternatively devour the Earth to build itself up. The median value of AI development predictions falls somewhere in 2040s, so we should know relatively soon if this will actually happen.
5th Feb '18 12:56:22 AM YourEternalTroper
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26th Dec '17 4:56:00 PM nombretomado
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* ''TabletopGame/TheEndOfTheWorld'' by FantasyFlightGames allows players to experience the apocalypse from its beginning where they live, with themselves serving as the player characters.

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* ''TabletopGame/TheEndOfTheWorld'' by FantasyFlightGames Creator/FantasyFlightGames allows players to experience the apocalypse from its beginning where they live, with themselves serving as the player characters.
22nd Dec '17 2:21:42 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'': This is [[OmnicidalManiac Lord Dominator's]] MO. Although other characters, such as [[BigBad Lord Hater]] and [[FluffyTheTerrible Buster]] have destroyed worlds too.
17th Dec '17 1:31:02 PM PrincessPandaTrope
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** ''VideoGame/SonicForces'' has Eggman winning and the whole world getting run over with fire, Death Egg Robot sentinels, and Infinite's replicas. Oh and, the Resistance has only 3 days to stop the end of the world.
26th Nov '17 11:37:19 PM DesiredUsernameTaken
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'':At the end of [[spoiler: Episode 77]], the planet gets destroyed by a meteor, but [[StatusQuoIsGod it's back to normal by the next episode.]] NobodyDies, fortunately, since everyone escapes except Stumpy, who is an IronButtMonkey.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'':At the end of [[spoiler: Episode 77]], the planet gets destroyed by a meteor, but [[StatusQuoIsGod it's back to normal by the next episode.]] NobodyDies, Nobody dies, fortunately, since everyone escapes except Stumpy, who is an IronButtMonkey.
26th Nov '17 11:36:03 PM DesiredUsernameTaken
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'':At the end of [[spoiler: Episode 77]], the planet gets destroyed by a meteor, but [[StatusQuoIsGod it's back to normal by the next episode.]] NobodyDies, fortunately, since everyone escapes except Stumpy, who is an IronButtMonkey.
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