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18th Jun '17 8:10:05 PM SteveMB
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* In Literature/{{Leviathan}}, UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla caused the explosion by using his DeathRay, Goliath. He wishes to use this weapon to stop [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI the war.]] [[spoiler:{{Subverted}} in that it doesn't work. The explosion at Tunguska was actually caused by an asteroid like in real life, and Tesla was only testing Goliath at the same time and ended up believing that he caused the explosion.]]

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* In Literature/{{Leviathan}}, UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla caused the explosion by using his DeathRay, Goliath. He wishes to use this weapon to stop [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI the war.]] [[spoiler:{{Subverted}} in that it doesn't work. The explosion at Tunguska was actually caused by an asteroid like in real life, and Tesla was only testing Goliath at the same time and ended up [[CorrelationCausationGag believing that he caused the explosion.explosion]].]]
13th Jun '17 9:51:08 PM nombretomado
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* In Literature/{{Leviathan}}, UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla caused the explosion by using his DeathRay, Goliath. He wishes to use this weapon to stop [[WorldWarOne the war.]] [[spoiler:{{Subverted}} in that it doesn't work. The explosion at Tunguska was actually caused by an asteroid like in real life, and Tesla was only testing Goliath at the same time and ended up believing that he caused the explosion.]]

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* In Literature/{{Leviathan}}, UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla caused the explosion by using his DeathRay, Goliath. He wishes to use this weapon to stop [[WorldWarOne [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI the war.]] [[spoiler:{{Subverted}} in that it doesn't work. The explosion at Tunguska was actually caused by an asteroid like in real life, and Tesla was only testing Goliath at the same time and ended up believing that he caused the explosion.]]
11th Jun '17 3:21:03 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Zoofights}} 4'', the Tunguska Event was actually a Cthulhu-esque alien crashing to Earth. In Zoofights tradition, they welded a bunch of armor plates to it and gave it two assault cannons and a rocket launcher. Oh, and it's also obsessed with the Soviet National Anthem and goes berserk if the boombox that plays it 24-7 is turned off.

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* In ''{{Zoofights}} ''Literature/{{Zoofights}} 4'', the Tunguska Event was actually a Cthulhu-esque alien crashing to Earth. In Zoofights tradition, they welded a bunch of armor plates to it and gave it two assault cannons and a rocket launcher. Oh, and it's also obsessed with the Soviet National Anthem and goes berserk if the boombox that plays it 24-7 is turned off.
5th Jun '17 2:15:14 PM DarkSoldier
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* A sidebar in one of the books for ''TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated'' describes a Promethean obsessed with studying the mysteries of the Divine Fire who attempted to summon an arch-''qashmal'', a being made up of the very energy that powers the universe. Those who last talked to him saw him in the vicinity of Tunguska in 1908...
** In the ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil'' sourcebook ''Witch Finders'', the Knights of St. George blame the Tunguska Event on one of their number failing to prevent the summoning of a "faceless angel", one of the EldritchAbomination entities their order worships/wards off. Who's right is, as always, up to the Storyteller. It could easily be both, whether because the Promethean got the wrong number or because the ''qashmal'''s presence itself attracted the Angel's attention...

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* It's referenced in two different ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' books, with two (possibly) different causes:
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A sidebar in one of the books for ''TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated'' describes a Promethean obsessed with studying the mysteries of the Divine Fire who attempted to summon an arch-''qashmal'', a being made up of the very energy that powers the universe. Those who last talked to him saw him in the vicinity of Tunguska in 1908...
** In the ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil'' sourcebook ''Witch Finders'', the Knights of St. George blame the Tunguska Event on one of their number failing to prevent the summoning of a "faceless angel", one of the EldritchAbomination entities their order worships/wards off. Who's right is, as always, up to the Storyteller. It could easily be both, whether because the Promethean got the wrong number or number, because the ''qashmal'''s presence itself attracted the Angel's attention...attention, or the ''qashmallim'' and Faceless Angels are the same creatures...



* In the 5th edition ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}'' supplement "The Mystic World", we learn that a cabal of evil sorcerors/ritual magicians teamed up to drop the magical equivalent of a tacnuke onto Earth's Archmage. This involved opening a [[{{Hell}} portal to Hell]] into his home while he was working with an artifact that used Heavenly fire. He lived in the Tunguska region, see the top of this page for the outcome.
* In "Freedom City" universe of ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'', this event could be a break down that allow have allow the rocket of the baby that would become The Centurion, into that universe from his own universe.

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* In the 5th edition ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}'' supplement "The Mystic World", we learn that a cabal of evil sorcerors/ritual magicians teamed up to drop the magical equivalent of a tacnuke tactical nuke onto Earth's Archmage. This involved opening a [[{{Hell}} a portal to Hell]] {{Hell}} into his home while he was working with an artifact that used Heavenly fire. He lived in the Tunguska region, see the top of this page for the outcome.
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* In "Freedom City" universe of ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'', this event could be a break down transdimensional tear that allow have allow allowed the rocket of the baby that would become The Centurion, Centurion to cross into that the FC universe from his own universe. own.



* This popped up at the end of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'', when you get into the files of the AncientConspiracy, it lists a whole bunch of famed artifacts and strange incidents that actually turns out to be connected to, stolen by, or caused by said Conspiracy. Including the Tunguska Incident which was, apparently, the explosion of a covert laboratory under their control, conducting research on some kind of alien artifact - which, predictably, blew up in their face.
** Expanded in the sequel, which The Truth segments confirm that it was really caused by Tesla's DeathRay that he used to blow up [[spoiler:Piece of Eden 34, the Staff]]. Expanded on even further in the comic book spinoff, ''ComicBook/AssassinsCreedTheFall'', where it turns out [[spoiler:the protagonist's ancestor was an Assassin sent to ''retrieve'' the Staff from a Templar lab. It's not clear who, if anyone, actually wanted it destroyed -- if it wasn't simply caught in the explosion because they didn't clear the lab in time]].

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* This popped up at the end of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'', when you get into the files of the AncientConspiracy, it lists a whole bunch of famed artifacts and strange incidents that actually turns out to be are connected to, stolen by, or caused by said Conspiracy. Including The list includes the Tunguska Incident Incident, which was, apparently, was apparently the explosion of a covert laboratory under their control, conducting research on some kind of alien artifact - which, predictably, blew up in their face.
** Expanded in the sequel, which The Truth segments in the sequel confirm that it was really caused by Tesla's DeathRay that he used to blow up the destruction of [[spoiler:Piece of Eden 34, the Staff]].Staff]] with Nikola Tesla's DeathRay that caused the event. Expanded on even further in the comic book spinoff, ''ComicBook/AssassinsCreedTheFall'', where it turns out [[spoiler:the protagonist's ancestor was an Assassin sent to ''retrieve'' the Staff from a Templar lab. It's not clear who, if anyone, actually wanted it destroyed -- if it wasn't simply caught in the explosion because they didn't clear the lab in time]].
4th Jun '17 8:12:28 PM NightShade96
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SubTrope of HistoricalInJoke, and one of the StockUnsolvedMysteries. Compare RoswellThatEndsWell and CameFromTheSky.

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SubTrope of HistoricalInJoke, HistoricalInJoke and RealEventFictionalCause, and one of the StockUnsolvedMysteries. Compare RoswellThatEndsWell and CameFromTheSky.
28th May '17 4:22:33 PM nombretomado
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* The ComicBook/UltimateMarvel ''Ultimate Galactus'' miniseries revealed in the first mini (''Ultimate Nightmare'') that the Tunguska Incident was caused by the Vision crash-landing to Earth. He (she?) was quickly taken into Russian custody and dissected so its OrganicTechnology could be used to kickstart a SuperSoldier project, which means no one learned about Gah Lak Tus until about a year before he was supposed to eat Earth. In this universe the Tunguska explosion was said to have happened in 1904 instead of 1908, and WordOfGod is that the date was moved to make it a century before the release date of the comic in 2004. WarrenEllis, as a rule, does his research.

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* The ComicBook/UltimateMarvel ''Ultimate Galactus'' miniseries revealed in the first mini (''Ultimate Nightmare'') that the Tunguska Incident was caused by the Vision crash-landing to Earth. He (she?) was quickly taken into Russian custody and dissected so its OrganicTechnology could be used to kickstart a SuperSoldier project, which means no one learned about Gah Lak Tus until about a year before he was supposed to eat Earth. In this universe the Tunguska explosion was said to have happened in 1904 instead of 1908, and WordOfGod is that the date was moved to make it a century before the release date of the comic in 2004. WarrenEllis, Creator/WarrenEllis, as a rule, does his research.
30th Jan '17 1:36:53 PM dmcreif
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* Footage of the 2013 Tunguska Event is used in ''Series/BrainDead2016'' to represent footage of the meteor full of space bugs crashing to Earth.
17th Jan '17 7:10:53 PM kazokuhouou
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* In ''WebComic/TheUnspeakableVaultOfDoom'' the Tunguska event was what happened when a bunch of cultists tried to summon [[PlayingWithFire Cthoogha]].
-->'''Cthoogha:''' Tunguska, my best gig ever on Earth.
8th Jan '17 3:27:10 PM nombretomado
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* The UltimateMarvel ''Ultimate Galactus'' miniseries revealed in the first mini (''Ultimate Nightmare'') that the Tunguska Incident was caused by the Vision crash-landing to Earth. He (she?) was quickly taken into Russian custody and dissected so its OrganicTechnology could be used to kickstart a SuperSoldier project, which means no one learned about Gah Lak Tus until about a year before he was supposed to eat Earth. In this universe the Tunguska explosion was said to have happened in 1904 instead of 1908, and WordOfGod is that the date was moved to make it a century before the release date of the comic in 2004. WarrenEllis, as a rule, does his research.

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* The UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel ''Ultimate Galactus'' miniseries revealed in the first mini (''Ultimate Nightmare'') that the Tunguska Incident was caused by the Vision crash-landing to Earth. He (she?) was quickly taken into Russian custody and dissected so its OrganicTechnology could be used to kickstart a SuperSoldier project, which means no one learned about Gah Lak Tus until about a year before he was supposed to eat Earth. In this universe the Tunguska explosion was said to have happened in 1904 instead of 1908, and WordOfGod is that the date was moved to make it a century before the release date of the comic in 2004. WarrenEllis, as a rule, does his research.
13th Dec '16 3:05:58 AM Anddrix
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* Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children has the explosion as the first encounter with the Hollowgast, a group of evil magicians.

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* Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children ''Literature/MissPeregrinesHomeForPeculiarChildren'' has the explosion as the first encounter with the Hollowgast, a group of evil magicians.
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