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3rd Nov '17 12:34:20 AM ultimomant
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* In ''Anime/FatePrototype'', Gilgamesh's Noble Phantasm, "Enki: Sword of the End", summons a flood in reference to the one mentioned in his story.
12th Oct '17 11:34:57 AM SSJMagus
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** Rising waters due to global warming and the end of the Ice Age. Could have been ''The'' Flood. [[note]]Not [[Franchise/{{Halo}} that one]]. Or [[Series/DoctorWho that one]].[[/note]]

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** Rising waters due to global warming and the end of the Ice Age. Could have been ''The'' Flood. [[note]]Not [[Franchise/{{Halo}} that one]]. Or [[Series/DoctorWho that one]].[[/note]][[/note]] The glacial melting was mostly gradual, but it's thought the melt was punctuated by three periods of rapid sea level rise that would've been disastrous to any coastal communities.
17th Sep '17 3:03:56 PM Pichu-kun
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18th Jul '17 10:03:59 AM Theriocephalus
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* In Creator/AAPessimal's ''Literature/GoodOmens'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5304252/3/I-shall-endure-to-the-end I Shall Endure...,]]'' the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley are ordered by their respective Managements to assist and advise a boat-builder called Noah and his family, ensuring the Ark is built on schedule and that Noah's energy and enthusiasm do not flag. What Happens Next more-or-less follows, but embellishes, the biblical account. It also establishes that this was the same flood experienced by Deucalion, Dardanus of Arcadia and Emperor Yao, [[PhlebotinumKilledTheDinosaurs that did in the dinosaurs]] and the Minoan civilization, and that destroyed Atlantis, Lemuria and Hy-Brasil.

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* In Creator/AAPessimal's ''Literature/GoodOmens'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5304252/3/I-shall-endure-to-the-end I Shall Endure...,]]'' Endure to the End!]]'', the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley are ordered by their respective Managements to assist and advise a boat-builder called Noah and his family, ensuring the Ark is built on schedule and that Noah's energy and enthusiasm do not flag. flag.
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What Happens Next happens next more-or-less follows, but embellishes, the biblical account. It also establishes that this was the same flood experienced by Deucalion, Dardanus of Arcadia and Emperor Yao, [[PhlebotinumKilledTheDinosaurs that did in the dinosaurs]] and the Minoan civilization, and that destroyed Atlantis, Lemuria and Hy-Brasil.Hy-Brasil.
** An interesting note is that a global flood didnít actually happen, as such -- there simply wasnít enough water in existence for Heaven (not God, it should be noted, as these are two separate things in the ''Good Omens'' mythos) to flood the Earth completely: rather, it was a collection of floods in the cradles of civilization in China, the Americas and the greater Middle East, combined with the sinking of Atlantis and Lemuria (and the resulting tidal waves on every coastline of Earth) and the flooding of the modern-day Black Sea, which all together gave bronze-age mankind the definite impression that the whole world had in fact flooded.
26th Mar '17 9:47:47 PM Theriocephalus
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[[OlderThanDirt Older than the book itself]], this is the one element nearly ubiquitous in mythology, and with good reason: it may have had a basis in reality [[note]](a hypothesized late Pleistocene/Early Holocene flooding event, possibly from a [[ColonyDrop small asteroid impact]] or earthquake off the coast of Madagascar causing a tsunami, or maybe the melting and receding of the ice caps and glaciers of the last Ice Age.)[[/note]], but as a kind of cultural memory it forms the backbone of many origin mythologies, from the Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime to the biblical Book of Genesis. Usually the moral of the story is "don't piss off the gods," but sometimes the flooding is part of the process of (re)creating a world.

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[[OlderThanDirt Older than the book itself]], this is the one element nearly ubiquitous in mythology, and with good reason: it may have had a basis in reality [[note]](a hypothesized late Pleistocene/Early Holocene flooding event, possibly from a [[ColonyDrop small asteroid impact]] or earthquake off the coast of Madagascar causing a tsunami, or maybe the melting and receding of the ice caps and glaciers of the last Ice Age.)[[/note]], but as a kind of cultural memory it forms the backbone of many origin mythologies, from the Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime to the biblical Book of Genesis. Usually the moral of the story is "don't piss off the gods," gods", but sometimes the flooding is part of the process of (re)creating a world.
world, often as a literal way of washing away the corruption of the previous one before a new one can be born.



The waters will ''usually'' recede after a while, at which point some focus will be given to the survivors recovering and rebuilding, but sometimes they will stay, and the affected world will be permanently turned into [[SingleBiomePlanet an ocean planet]].



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* ''Manga/SaintSeiya'': the god Poseidon, wishing to wash away the filth of mankind, raises the oceans to destroy all of civilization. In the anime, this is compounded by the [[BarrierMaiden priestess]] Hilda praying to [[CrossoverCosmology Odin]] to preserve the ice in the GrimUpNorth eternally frozen; her absence causes it to melt and contribute to the flooding.
* ''Manga/DragonKnights'': the demon fish Varawoo sunk the world before it was sealed away.
* ''Manga/NowAndThenHereAndThere'': Don't piss off Lala Ru.

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* ''Manga/SaintSeiya'': the The god Poseidon, wishing to wash away the filth of mankind, raises the oceans to destroy all of civilization. In the anime, this is compounded by the [[BarrierMaiden priestess]] Hilda praying to [[CrossoverCosmology Odin]] to preserve keep the ice in the GrimUpNorth eternally frozen; her absence causes it to melt and contribute to the flooding.
* ''Manga/DragonKnights'': the The demon fish Varawoo sunk the world before it was sealed away.
* %%* ''Manga/NowAndThenHereAndThere'': Don't piss off Lala Ru.



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* ''Literature/{{Flood}}'' and its sequel ''Ark'' center heavily around the transformation of the Earth into an ocean planet due to the release of massive reservoirs of water from within the Earth's mantle. Humanity on Earth survives mostly on massive rafts and ships [[spoiler:and in a single underwater city]], although in ''Ark'' there's talk of genetically engineering an aquatic human species.



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* Myth/NorseMythology. Ýmir is killed and his blood flooded the earth and drowned all but two of the frost giants.

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* Myth/NorseMythology. Myth/NorseMythology: Ýmir is killed and his blood flooded the earth and drowned all but two of the frost giants.



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17th Jan '17 4:38:01 PM GothicProphet
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* ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'': The drowning of Númenor. Sauron convinced the Númenóreans to worship [[BigBad Morgoth]], which led them to commit human sacrifices. [[{{God}} Eru]] objected and created a tidal wave that destroyed Númenor and everyone on it, besides turning a previously flat earth into a round one.



28th Dec '16 8:37:52 PM erforce
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* Perfect Chaos from ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''.

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* The final boss fight against Perfect Chaos from ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''.in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' takes place in a city that it has just flooded.



* Killing Poseidon unleashes a great flood in ''VideoGame/GodOfWar 3''. And he's merely the ''first'' God to die in that game.

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* Killing Poseidon unleashes a great flood in ''VideoGame/GodOfWar 3''.''VideoGame/GodOfWarIII''. And he's merely the ''first'' God to die in that game.



* ''FireEmblem: [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Radiant Dawn]]'' [[spoiler:explains that before years began to be counted, Ashunera expressed great grief over the warring of the Beorc and Laguz, and caused the entire world to be flooded due to her grief overlapping with her power unintentionally. She then split into Ashera and Yune, causing a war of dominance to take place.]]

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* ''FireEmblem: [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]'' [[spoiler:explains that before years began to be counted, Ashunera expressed great grief over the warring of the Beorc and Laguz, and caused the entire world to be flooded due to her grief overlapping with her power unintentionally. She then split into Ashera and Yune, causing a war of dominance to take place.]]
3rd Dec '16 6:29:47 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** Rising waters due to global warming and the end of the Ice Age. Could have been ''The'' Flood. [[note]]Not [[Franchise/{{Halo}} THAT one.]][[/note]]

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** Rising waters due to global warming and the end of the Ice Age. Could have been ''The'' Flood. [[note]]Not [[Franchise/{{Halo}} THAT one.]][[/note]]that one]]. Or [[Series/DoctorWho that one]].[[/note]]
16th Oct '16 7:53:20 PM SpaceWolf
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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manu_(Hinduism) There's also the story of Manu, which is somewhat similar to the Biblical and Gilgamesh accounts.]] The main difference is that Vishnu appears to Manu, as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matsya Matsya,]][[SeaMonster the]] [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent fish]] [[GodInHumanForm avatar]].

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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manu_(Hinduism) There's also the story of Manu, which is somewhat similar to the Biblical and Gilgamesh accounts.]] The main difference is that Vishnu appears to Manu, Manu as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matsya Matsya,]][[SeaMonster Matsya,]] [[SeaMonster the]] [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent fish]] [[GodInHumanForm avatar]].
4th Oct '16 12:15:16 AM jamespolk
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBox'': Strongly implied to be just getting underway at the end, when the old man and his lovely young companion wind up carrying their two animals in boxes to--TheArk. While it's pouring rain.
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