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14th Sep '17 8:59:09 PM PaulA
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* In Julian May's ''Intervention'', the crash landing alien spaceship version is used. When real aliens visit the site on the centennial of the event, it is widely believed to be a hoax.

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* In Julian May's ''Intervention'', ''Literature/{{Intervention}}'', the crash landing alien spaceship version is used. When real aliens visit the site on the centennial of the event, it is widely believed to be a hoax.
14th Sep '17 2:27:08 AM jormis29
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* In Necessary Evil for Savage Worlds the event is caused by a Protean speceship.

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* In Necessary Evil ''TabletopGame/NecessaryEvil'' for Savage Worlds the event is caused by a Protean speceship.



* In Ex Tempore, it was caused by an experiment by the Strigae.

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* In Ex Tempore, TabletopGame/ExTempore'', it was caused by an experiment by the Strigae.



* In "Freedom City" universe of ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'', this event could be a transdimensional tear that allowed the Centurion to cross into the FC universe from his own.

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* In "Freedom City" "TabletopGame/FreedomCity" universe of ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'', this event could be a transdimensional tear that allowed the Centurion to cross into the FC universe from his own.
14th Sep '17 2:21:33 AM PaulA
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** ''TabletopGame/EldritchHorror'' has its own version of the Seed of Azathoth adventure.
4th Aug '17 12:21:02 AM Acebrock
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* According to ''Series/TheTick2016'', the Tunguska event was an alien object exploding just above earth's surface, which created all the superheroes, including the first one, Superion, who emerged from the explosion's center.
15th Jul '17 2:11:50 PM thatother1dude
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "It Could have Been Great", Peridot shows Steven [[spoiler:the global plans of the Homeworld's colony.]] The [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/steven-universe/images/f/fd/It_Could%27ve_Been_Great_00132.png map]] shows a giant rift forming an ocean where a large part of Russia should be, as an indication of the Gem war's effects with its AlternateHistory. The gem structure at the center of the ocean is right about where the Tunguska Event occured.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "It Could have Been Great", Peridot shows Steven [[spoiler:the global plans of the Homeworld's colony.]] The [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/steven-universe/images/f/fd/It_Could%27ve_Been_Great_00132.png map]] shows a giant rift forming an ocean where a large part of Russia should be, as an indication of the Gem war's effects with its AlternateHistory. The gem structure at the center of the ocean is right about where the Tunguska Event occured.occurred. A map in the show's artbook labels the gem site as the [[PortalNetwork Galaxy Warp]] and the body of water as the "Tunguska Sea".
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.
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