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24th Jul '16 1:06:53 PM TitoMosquito
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* There are about a thousand theories on when the world will end, prior to being destroyed by the sun. The currently (strangely enough) least popular are the UsefulNotes/{{Nostradamus}} 2012 and Mayan Long-Count Calendar prophecies. Not many have heard of the Nostradamus-prophecies, though, which might explain the lack of panic over it, and hundreds of scientists, NASA included, have debunked the Mayan Long-Count theory. It turns out that according to the Mayan calendar, the 13th Baktun ended back in the 1960's, and that the 2012-thing was an error in the calculations (it was solidly confirmed when 2012 came and went without incidents on this level, completing the transformation of this end-of-the-world scenario into SnarkBait, [[Film/TwoThousandTwelve especially for a Roland Emmerich movie that had this as it's major plot point]]); the Mayans also ended with the 13th Baktun because they could not calculate past that point, not because the world was ending). The next "big" Doomsday, is scheduled for the 2030s, when a asteroid should hit us (with a 0.000001% chance of actually doing so). Luckily, by then we'll most likely have the defense-systems to wipe out giant rocks plummeting towards the Earth.

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* There are about a thousand theories on when the world will end, prior to being destroyed by the sun. The currently (strangely enough) least popular are the UsefulNotes/{{Nostradamus}} 2012 and Mayan Long-Count Calendar prophecies. Not many have heard of the Nostradamus-prophecies, though, which might explain the lack of panic over it, and hundreds of scientists, NASA included, have debunked the Mayan Long-Count theory. It turns out that according to the Mayan calendar, the 13th Baktun ended back in the 1960's, and that the 2012-thing was an error in the calculations (it was solidly confirmed when 2012 came and went without incidents on this level, completing the transformation of this end-of-the-world scenario into SnarkBait, [[Film/TwoThousandTwelve especially for a Roland Emmerich movie that had this as it's major plot point]]); the Mayans also ended with the 13th Baktun because they could not calculate past that point, not because the world was ending). The next "big" Doomsday, is scheduled for the 2030s, when a an asteroid should hit us (with a 0.000001% chance of actually doing so). Luckily, by then we'll most likely have the defense-systems to wipe out giant rocks plummeting towards the Earth.
16th Jul '16 4:22:10 PM nombretomado
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* This is the goal of everyone in ''ArTonelico2''. [[spoiler: There are two different {{Instrumentality}} plans: Ascension halfway through the game and Sublimation at the end. You yourself almost destroy the known world when you [[NiceJobBreakingItHero screw up singing Metafalica]] early in the game, and at the end you have to destroy half of it in order to reveal the VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon.]]

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* This is the goal of everyone in ''ArTonelico2''.''VideoGame/ArTonelicoIIMelodyOfMetafalica''. [[spoiler: There are two different {{Instrumentality}} plans: Ascension halfway through the game and Sublimation at the end. You yourself almost destroy the known world when you [[NiceJobBreakingItHero screw up singing Metafalica]] early in the game, and at the end you have to destroy half of it in order to reveal the VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon.]]
5th Jul '16 4:35:26 PM infernape612
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* [[spoiler: All endings of ''VisualNovel/MuvLuvUnlimited'' result in this.]]

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* [[spoiler: All In ''VisualNovel/MuvLuvUnlimited'', [[spoiler:all of the endings of ''VisualNovel/MuvLuvUnlimited'' result in this.]]
7th Jun '16 3:47:13 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', the SDF-1, after a year of fighting, returns to Earth only to [[spoiler:witness the nuclear bombardment of the planet by Boddolza's main Zentradi fleet of over 4,000,000 warships (killing "most" of the population and destroying 95% of the environment)]], however, [[spoiler:with a little help from a wave motion cannon back on Earth, and Lynn Minmei, the Macross nukes Boddolza's remaining flagship]]. The remnants of humanity and the Zentradi are then shown to be co-existing on what remains of the planet, but because of some of the bored Zentradi, their alliance quickly turns to crap.

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* In ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', the SDF-1, after a year of fighting, returns to Earth only to [[spoiler:witness the nuclear bombardment of the planet by Boddolza's main Zentradi fleet of over 4,000,000 warships (killing "most" of the population and destroying 95% of the environment)]], however, [[spoiler:with a little help from a wave motion cannon back on Earth, and Lynn Minmei, the Macross nukes Boddolza's remaining flagship]]. The remnants of humanity and the Zentradi are then shown to be co-existing on what remains of the planet, but because of some of the bored Zentradi, their alliance quickly turns to crap.conflict begins anew. Fortunately, later ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' series show that humanity and its Zentradi allies have bounced back and created a thriving interstellar civilization.
31st May '16 7:14:29 PM Someoneman
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* ''VideoGame/{{Cataclysm}}'' takes place in the near-future, where the world has been simultaneously been struck by a ZombieApocalypse, giant bug invasion, MushroomMan infestation, and the opening of several portals to an alternate dimension full of {{Eldritch Abomination}}s.
31st May '16 7:04:46 AM Goukenimaru
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* ''Manga/WorldsEndHarem'', In 2040 physical labor has been made unnecessary, technology handles every sphere of society, with humanity just sitting back letting machines do all the work for them; one day a killer virus comes and kills every single man on earth, society promptly collapses for apparently the majority within the few people that could handle the independent AI that made society work were men, the surviving women couldnít provide support for the machines as good as it was when men lived and since they grew up in a society that has abandoned the idea of doing things with their own hands they barely have the knowledge to keep things together; only a select group of women can keep the world barely standing, they find that five men still live and are immune to the virus, now urging them to father a new human race and pass on the knowledge itís still available to one day get out of this crisis and prevent extinction.
24th May '16 9:36:01 PM Raimar
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* In ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters'' Series, the world has ended in wars past... you fix everything in the third game though.
18th May '16 8:41:15 AM JHM
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* In about 450 million years, increased solar emissivity will make earth too hot for C4 photosynthesis to occur, making terrestrial life impossible. Shortly after, the oceans will partially evaporate, increasing the atmospheric pressure to Venus-like levels, and making things even hotter.

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* In about 450 600 million years, increased the acceleration of the greenhouse effect due to increasing solar emissivity luminosity will make earth too hot for C4 photosynthesis to occur, making terrestrial wiping out most (but not all) plant life impossible. Shortly after, on earth; by 1.1 billion years, nearly all surface life on the planet will be extinct and the oceans will partially begin to evaporate, increasing the atmospheric pressure to Venus-like levels, and making things even hotter.
11th May '16 12:35:12 PM Tron80
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* MassivelyMultiplayerCrossover-but-mostly-''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' fic ''Fanfic/BloodAndRevolution'' has Saitou and [[Characters/{{SaintSeiya}} Shun]] waking a GodInHumanForm to stop a war that they believe will be disastrous. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero The god ends up inadvertently driving every living thing insane for a hundred years.]]

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* MassivelyMultiplayerCrossover-but-mostly-''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' fic ''Fanfic/BloodAndRevolution'' has Saitou and [[Characters/{{SaintSeiya}} [[Manga/SaintSeiya Shun]] waking a GodInHumanForm to stop a war that they believe will be disastrous. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero The god ends up inadvertently driving every living thing insane for a hundred years.]]
11th May '16 12:01:37 PM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'': This was the aim of Gendo and SEELE, but the Children managed to avert it. Invoked by Fuyutsuki.
-->Too much time had passed. The world did not end, neither with a bang nor a whimper. And Sub-Commander Fuyutsuki knew Gendo Ikari had probably failed.
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