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15th Aug '16 1:47:12 PM margdean56
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* Where Literature/TheBible mentions [[TotalEclipseOfThePlot an anomalous eclipse]] following the crucifixion, ''Literature/TheBookOfMormon'' goes it one better and drops the American continents into three days of darkness ([[{{Foreshadowing}} as was previously prophecied]] by [[HeelFaceTurn Samuel the Lamanite]]).

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* Where Literature/TheBible mentions [[TotalEclipseOfThePlot an anomalous eclipse]] following the crucifixion, ''Literature/TheBookOfMormon'' goes it one better and drops the American continents into three days of darkness ([[{{Foreshadowing}} as was previously prophecied]] prophesied]] by [[HeelFaceTurn Samuel the Lamanite]]).



* Places in the far north or far south such as Longyearbyen, Svalbard or Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station have a polar night that last for up to 4 months bracketed on either side by 1 month of polar twilight.

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* Places in the far north or far south such as Longyearbyen, Svalbard or Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station have a polar night that last lasts for up to 4 months four months, bracketed on either side by 1 one month of polar twilight.



* The Great Smoke of London in December 1952 would probably be the closest example in human history. The light-blocker was smoke from fireplaces and factories, with smog from cars and buses, which was not unusual. However, add cold weather, an anti-cyclone over London, and a lack of winds, and Londoners got a smoke denser than usual, with visibility only being a meter, and that was during the day. Out of all mechanized transport, only the London Underground operated anywhere near properly - buses had to have people in front holding torches. Concerts and movies had to be cancelled, because of the smog seeping indoors. Worse, it turned out to be a worse environmental disaster than originally thought. Estimates vary but between 4,000 to 12,000 people have died during the week of smog.

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* The Great Smoke of London in December 1952 would probably be the closest example in human history. The light-blocker was smoke from fireplaces and factories, with smog from cars and buses, which was not unusual. However, add cold weather, an anti-cyclone over London, and a lack of winds, and Londoners got a smoke denser than usual, with visibility only being a meter, and that was during the day. Out of all mechanized transport, only the London Underground operated anywhere near properly - -- buses had to have people in front holding torches. Concerts and movies had to be cancelled, because of the smog seeping indoors. Worse, it turned out to be a worse environmental disaster than originally thought. Estimates vary but between 4,000 to 12,000 people have died during the week of smog.



* In the polar regions of our moon there are a series of valleys knows as "The Vales of Eternal Night" where due to the low position of the sun in the sky and the surrounding mountains are believed not to have seen any daylight for over a billion years. They are actually seriously considered as a location for a permanent moon base since there is evidence that there maybe water ice from comets still there and the same geography that keeps them in perpetual darkness would also block radiation from solar storms. Power would be provided by putting solar panel farms on the nearby [[EndlessDaytime "Peaks of Eternal Light"]]

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* In the polar regions of our moon there are a series of valleys knows as "The Vales of Eternal Night" where due to the low position of the sun in the sky and the surrounding mountains are believed not to have seen any daylight for over a billion years. They are actually seriously considered as a location for a permanent moon base since there is evidence that there maybe may be water ice from comets still there and the same geography that keeps them in perpetual darkness would also block radiation from solar storms. Power would be provided by putting solar panel farms on the nearby [[EndlessDaytime "Peaks of Eternal Light"]]
15th Aug '16 1:41:46 PM margdean56
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* A Russian children poem "Stolen Sun" by Korney Chukovsky narrates about how the crocodile consumed Sun and how the bear gave him a proper pummeling and forced to release the star back into the sky. No, it doesn't make sense in context either, but it does takes on the motives of Slavic myths about a dragon stealing the Sun and imprisoning it for thirty three years, cuing global night and cold.

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* A Russian children children's poem "Stolen Sun" by Korney Chukovsky narrates about how the crocodile consumed the Sun and how the bear gave him a proper pummeling and forced him to release the star back into the sky. No, it doesn't make sense in context either, but it does takes take on the motives motifs of Slavic myths about a dragon stealing the Sun and imprisoning it for thirty three thirty-three years, cuing cueing global night and cold.



* ''Literature/{{Nightfall}}'' depicts a world with several suns, where normal night never falls and people are completely unaccustomed to darkness. Which is why, when every two thousand years total solar eclipse occurs, the ensuing darkness drives everybody insane and makes them burn down their cities in a desperate craving for light. How long the eclipse actually lasts is unknown, but apparently everybody decides, that TheNightThatNeverEnds has fallen.

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* ''Literature/{{Nightfall}}'' depicts a world with several suns, where normal night never falls and people are completely unaccustomed to darkness. Which is why, when every two thousand years total solar eclipse occurs, the ensuing darkness drives everybody insane and makes them burn down their cities in a desperate craving for light. How long the eclipse actually lasts is unknown, but apparently everybody decides, decides that TheNightThatNeverEnds has fallen.
16th Jul '16 7:28:24 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' fanfic ''Thy Kingdom Come'' has an alternate universe villain Calcite. In the vanilla setting, Calcite and his friends and family are [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch genetically predisposed towards good in a species of demons]]. But in the universe, he goes above and beyond to [[SealedEvilInACan capture the dark goddess Metallica within himself]] to attain [[AGodAmI god-like powers]]. He is much more DangerouslyGenreSavvy than other series villains and quickly dispatches the Sailor Senshi before launching an invasion of Earth from the Dark Kingdom. Actually, "invasion" is a bit of a misnomer. He make a grand announcement to all the world leaders, they defiantly vow to resist him to the last breath, and then he sets a magic dome of darkness over every landmass on the planet. Within a matter of months, there are massive ecological disruptions as plants cannot grow, animals can't eat plants that aren't there, and so forth. Calcite then imports nocturnal-growing plants from the Dark Kingdom and feeds them to the nations that surrender. Dark Kingdom flora and fauna quickly adapt and thrive and fill in the missing ecological niches. Too keep the planet from ''total'' extinction, the sun still shines on the oceans after about a hundred miles away from land to promote plankton growth and so on. After he is defeated and the sun is restored, there is ''another'' wave of extinctions as the Dark Kingdom-based life dies off, along with another big percentage of humanity who have adapted to it to survive.

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* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' fanfic ''Thy Kingdom Come'' has an alternate universe villain Calcite. In the vanilla setting, Calcite and his friends and family are [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch genetically predisposed towards good in a species of demons]]. But in the universe, he goes above and beyond to [[SealedEvilInACan capture the dark goddess Metallica within himself]] to attain [[AGodAmI god-like powers]]. He is much more DangerouslyGenreSavvy smarter than other series villains and quickly dispatches the Sailor Senshi before launching an invasion of Earth from the Dark Kingdom. Actually, "invasion" is a bit of a misnomer. He make a grand announcement to all the world leaders, they defiantly vow to resist him to the last breath, and then he sets a magic dome of darkness over every landmass on the planet. Within a matter of months, there are massive ecological disruptions as plants cannot grow, animals can't eat plants that aren't there, and so forth. Calcite then imports nocturnal-growing plants from the Dark Kingdom and feeds them to the nations that surrender. Dark Kingdom flora and fauna quickly adapt and thrive and fill in the missing ecological niches. Too keep the planet from ''total'' extinction, the sun still shines on the oceans after about a hundred miles away from land to promote plankton growth and so on. After he is defeated and the sun is restored, there is ''another'' wave of extinctions as the Dark Kingdom-based life dies off, along with another big percentage of humanity who have adapted to it to survive.
15th Jul '16 2:03:16 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Because of [[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows the hands-on nature]] of... well, nature in ''Friendship is Magic'', some fans have grossly underestimated the threat posed by this scheme. WordOfGod has made clear, however, that this ''would'' cause [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the death of every living thing in Equestria]], by starvation if nothing else. It remains unclear whether Nightmare Moon herself was aware of this; preventing the sun from ever rising again, may have been an attempt to force the ponies to appreciate the night ([[GreenEyedMonster and, by extension, her]]), or perhaps her bitterness at their [[DarkIsNotEvil misguided fear]] of [[TheSacredDarkness the night]] was such that her ultimate goal was to [[OmnicidalManiac exterminate them all]] (and maybe even [[SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum herself along with them]]). [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E26TheCutieRemarkPart2 The season 5 finale]], however, shows that things actually turn out mostly okay under her eternal night, though still inferior to canon!Equestria.

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** Because of [[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows the hands-on nature]] of... well, nature in ''Friendship is Magic'', some fans have grossly underestimated the threat posed by this scheme. WordOfGod has made clear, however, that this ''would'' cause [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the death of every living thing in Equestria]], by starvation if nothing else. It remains unclear whether Nightmare Moon herself was aware of this; preventing the sun from ever rising again, may have been an attempt to force the ponies to appreciate the night ([[GreenEyedMonster and, by extension, her]]), or perhaps her bitterness at their [[DarkIsNotEvil misguided fear]] of [[TheSacredDarkness the night]] was such that her ultimate goal was to [[OmnicidalManiac exterminate them all]] (and maybe even [[SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum herself along with them]]). [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E26TheCutieRemarkPart2 The season 5 finale]], however, shows that things [[GodDoesNotOwnThisWorld may have refuted this]] by having the BadFuture where she ruled [[NoEndorHolocaust show no signs of such apocalypse]] and actually turn out mostly okay under her eternal night, though still inferior to canon!Equestria.look the least worst of of the {{Alternate Timeline}}s visited.
15th Jul '16 1:38:58 PM Chabal2
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* ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'': Luna Tower is triggered in part by the protagonists (who'd been told not to) and by Ryu Jou (who had no choice in the matter). It ends up creating an artificial eclipse that casts a massive shadow over three or four countries that lasts until it absorbs enough sunlight. Unfortunately for everyone duped into starting it, it also caused [[DarkIsEvil things that live in the shadows]] to come out and start attacking people left and right. [[spoiler:The eclipse is finally stopped by using a magitek laser to fill up the tower's capacitators almost instantly.]]
7th Jun '16 10:20:20 AM REV6Pilot
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** Because of [[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows the hands-on nature]] of... well, nature in ''Friendship is Magic'', some fans have grossly underestimated the threat posed by this scheme. WordOfGod has made clear, however, that this ''would'' cause [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the death of every living thing in Equestria]], by starvation if nothing else. It remains unclear whether Nightmare Moon herself was aware of this; preventing the sun from ever rising again may have been an attempt to force the ponies to appreciate the night ([[GreenEyedMonster and, by extension, her]]), or perhaps her bitterness at their [[DarkIsNotEvil misguided]] [[DarkIsEvil fear of the night]] was such that her ultimate goal was to [[OmnicidalManiac exterminate them all]] (and maybe even [[SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum herself along with them]]).

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** Because of [[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows the hands-on nature]] of... well, nature in ''Friendship is Magic'', some fans have grossly underestimated the threat posed by this scheme. WordOfGod has made clear, however, that this ''would'' cause [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the death of every living thing in Equestria]], by starvation if nothing else. It remains unclear whether Nightmare Moon herself was aware of this; preventing the sun from ever rising again again, may have been an attempt to force the ponies to appreciate the night ([[GreenEyedMonster and, by extension, her]]), or perhaps her bitterness at their [[DarkIsNotEvil misguided]] [[DarkIsEvil fear misguided fear]] of [[TheSacredDarkness the night]] was such that her ultimate goal was to [[OmnicidalManiac exterminate them all]] (and maybe even [[SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum herself along with them]]).them]]). [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E26TheCutieRemarkPart2 The season 5 finale]], however, shows that things actually turn out mostly okay under her eternal night, though still inferior to canon!Equestria.
23rd May '16 4:08:52 PM MarkLungo
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* ''Series/TwilightZone''
** TOS episode "I Am the Night -- Color Me Black" has darkness eveloping regions of the world where hatred reigns.
** The TwilightZoneTwist to "The Midnight Sun" was that the young woman who'd dreamed of a broiling EndlessDaytime woke up into a freezing world headed for TheNightThatNeverEnds.

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* ''Series/TwilightZone''
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** TOS episode "I "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS5E146IAmTheNightColorMeBlack I Am the Night -- Color Me Black" Black]]" has darkness eveloping enveloping regions of the world where hatred reigns.
** The TwilightZoneTwist CruelTwistEnding to "The "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS3E75TheMidnightSun The Midnight Sun" Sun]]" was that the young woman who'd dreamed of a broiling EndlessDaytime woke up into a freezing world headed for TheNightThatNeverEnds.
19th May '16 8:12:03 PM ArchmarschalVonLowen
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** The "Plague of the Stars" in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV''.
19th May '16 2:58:48 AM jormis29
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* This is the sign for the Elder Evil (from the book of the same name) Father Llymic, who becomes slowed (and eventually frozen over) when the sun is shining. In the final battle with the monster, the sun has completely gone out, allowing him to burst free of his icy prison and try to wreak havoc over the entire world.
* In Palladium's game ''Nightbane'', the Day of Darkness - 24 full hours of unnatural darkness (no stars, just a solid sheet of darkness across the sky) - heralded the weakening of the barrier between our world and the Nightlands, allowing the Nightlords and their minions easy access to our world.
* Near the end of ''TabletopGames/{{Exalted}}'''s "Return of the Scarlet Empress", the Ebon Dragon causes an eternal night by [[spoiler:assassinating the Unconquered Sun]]. [[spoiler:Unusually, this backfires on the villain by distributing the Unconquered Sun's nigh-infinite power directly to the Exalted themselves.]]
* [[Warhammer40000 Night Lords]] reportedly use this as part of "scare everyone to death before fighting even starts" shtick.

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* ** This is the sign for the Elder Evil (from the book of the same name) Father Llymic, who becomes slowed (and eventually frozen over) when the sun is shining. In the final battle with the monster, the sun has completely gone out, allowing him to burst free of his icy prison and try to wreak havoc over the entire world.
* In Palladium's game ''Nightbane'', ''TabletopGame/{{Nightbane}}'', the Day of Darkness - 24 full hours of unnatural darkness (no stars, just a solid sheet of darkness across the sky) - heralded the weakening of the barrier between our world and the Nightlands, allowing the Nightlords and their minions easy access to our world.
* Near the end of ''TabletopGames/{{Exalted}}'''s ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'''s "Return of the Scarlet Empress", the Ebon Dragon causes an eternal night by [[spoiler:assassinating the Unconquered Sun]]. [[spoiler:Unusually, this backfires on the villain by distributing the Unconquered Sun's nigh-infinite power directly to the Exalted themselves.]]
* [[Warhammer40000 * Night Lords]] Lords from ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' reportedly use this as part of "scare everyone to death before fighting even starts" shtick.
12th Apr '16 9:48:33 AM Redrich
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* Night Lords reportedly use this as part of "scare everyone to death before fighting even starts" shtick.

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* [[Warhammer40000 Night Lords Lords]] reportedly use this as part of "scare everyone to death before fighting even starts" shtick.
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