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17th Apr '18 9:13:18 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In ''Franchise/DragonBall'', almost every villain at least tries to take over the world, which probably counts as doomed. Oh, and [[spoiler:it really [[EarthShatteringKaboom IS destroyed]] once, though it got better]]. In fact one of the reasons Goku decides to stay dead midway through ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' is that he's [[GenreSavvy noticed this]], and furthermore, that he's usually [[WeirdnessMagnet what the villains are seeking]]. Later, he tries to get Gohan, Goten and Trunks, and later Uub to be the heroes because the villains ''still'' come. Ironically, the one who JumpedAtTheCall, his granddaughter Pan, didn't have the muscle necessary to take over the hero job.

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* In ''Franchise/DragonBall'', almost every villain at least tries to take over the world, which probably counts as doomed. Oh, and [[spoiler:it really [[EarthShatteringKaboom IS destroyed]] once, though it got better]]. In fact one of the reasons Goku decides to stay dead midway through ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' is that he's [[GenreSavvy noticed this]], this, and furthermore, that he's usually [[WeirdnessMagnet what the villains are seeking]]. Later, he tries to get Gohan, Goten and Trunks, and later Uub to be the heroes because the villains ''still'' come. Ironically, the one who JumpedAtTheCall, his granddaughter Pan, didn't have the muscle necessary to take over the hero job.
18th Mar '18 1:25:44 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/WildArms'' falls into this heavily. Filgaia is so often hit with disasters that leave it a wasteland and so often menaced by [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]] or evil organizations that one's first inclination is to believe that they're a bunch of different planets that coincidentally share the same name... but it's AllThereInTheManual that they're really all the same unlucky place -- although it's apparently AllThereInTheManual elsewhere [[FlipFlopOfGod that they]] [[ShrugOfGod really aren't]]. Though, a small difference is that the catastrophe tends to have happened ''before'' each installment, and apparently the people before weren't able to prevent it (or caused it). The protagonists are generally trying to prevent ''another'' cataclysm from wiping out the last vestiges of civilisation that survived the previous one.

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* ''Franchise/WildArms'' ''VideoGame/WildArms'' falls into this heavily. Filgaia is so often hit with disasters that leave it a wasteland and so often menaced by [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]] or evil organizations that one's first inclination is to believe that they're a bunch of different planets that coincidentally share the same name... but it's AllThereInTheManual that they're really all the same unlucky place -- although it's apparently AllThereInTheManual elsewhere [[FlipFlopOfGod that they]] [[ShrugOfGod really aren't]]. Though, a small difference is that the catastrophe tends to have happened ''before'' each installment, and apparently the people before weren't able to prevent it (or caused it). The protagonists are generally trying to prevent ''another'' cataclysm from wiping out the last vestiges of civilisation that survived the previous one.
4th Mar '18 6:43:14 PM nombretomado
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** Justified in [[SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Second Original Generation]] when Shu Shirakawa reveals that a literal WeirdnessMagnet had been at work. [[spoiler: His own super-mech, the Granzon, was the magnet. Turns out it's black hole engine had been generating a singularity without his knowledge; not only acting as a beacon for the alien race that gave him tech in the first place, but also altering probability so that OG-verse would be targeted by other factions (even other dimensions).]] Shu had already found a way to cancel the effect beforehand, but acknowledges that it's probably too late to stop what's been set in motion.

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** Justified in [[SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Second Original Generation]] when Shu Shirakawa reveals that a literal WeirdnessMagnet had been at work. [[spoiler: His own super-mech, the Granzon, was the magnet. Turns out it's black hole engine had been generating a singularity without his knowledge; not only acting as a beacon for the alien race that gave him tech in the first place, but also altering probability so that OG-verse would be targeted by other factions (even other dimensions).]] Shu had already found a way to cancel the effect beforehand, but acknowledges that it's probably too late to stop what's been set in motion.
9th Feb '18 11:33:26 AM Onlythrice
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** [[Videogame/DragonAgeInquisition And a barely averted apocalypse]] all occur within a few years alongside the rebellion mentioned in the second game. And your [[AGodAmI adversary]] sends his men to divide and conquer Thedas, aggravating the already existing problems and even made brand new problems. Not to mention the barbarian {{Cult}} trying to TakeOverTheWorld with their dragon-god. And the Age isn't even half over yet!
** And guess what? Even if you seal the hole in the sky, kill two alleged "gods", and solve the earthquakes hurting the dwarves' lyrium industry, [[DudeWheresMyRespect the world's still ungrateful to you]]. [[spoiler: Even after you thwart an attempt by Qunari terrorists to TakeOverTheWorld.]]

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** [[Videogame/DragonAgeInquisition And a barely averted apocalypse]] all occur within a few years alongside the rebellion mentioned in the second game. And your [[AGodAmI adversary]] sends his men to divide and conquer Thedas, aggravating the already existing problems and even made brand new problems. Not to mention the barbarian {{Cult}} {{cult}} trying to TakeOverTheWorld with their dragon-god. And the Age isn't even half over yet!
** And guess what? Even if you end two wars, seal the hole in the sky, kill two alleged "gods", and solve the earthquakes hurting the dwarves' lyrium industry, [[DudeWheresMyRespect [[UngratefulBastard the world's still ungrateful to you]]. [[spoiler: Even after you thwart an attempt by Qunari terrorists to TakeOverTheWorld.]]
2nd Feb '18 3:39:00 PM orangekun21
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* This is the natural state of things in LightNovel/SukaSuka. Most of the world was destroyed by the [[EldritchAbomination 17 Beasts]] 500 years prior to the main story, with the survivors making their way onto a series of floating islands mostly out of the Beasts’ reach. To make matters worse, [[spoiler: no one knows how long the spell keeping the islands afloat will last, meaning that they could literally fall right out the sky without warning at some point in the future.]] Still, this doesn’t stop characters from living their lives as best as they can in the face of impending doom.
15th Jan '18 4:12:30 PM ScorpiusOB1
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** It's worse. Spacey things as gamma-ray bursts or worse move at the speed of light, so [[we'd never be able to know what was coming towards us until it hit ParanoiaFuel]].

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** It's worse. Spacey Some of the nastiest spacey things as gamma-ray bursts or worse move at the speed of light, so [[we'd [[ParanoiaFuel we'd never be able to know what was coming towards us until it hit ParanoiaFuel]].hit]].
15th Jan '18 4:11:26 PM ScorpiusOB1
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** It's worse. Spacey things as gamma-ray bursts or worse move at the speed of light, so [[we'd never be able to know what was coming towards us until it hit ParanoiaFuel]].
26th Nov '17 9:35:44 AM nombretomado
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* The ''National Enquirer'' has an apocalyptic prediction nearly per issue, from "Bible code says {date}" to "[[AlienInvasion S.E.T.I. sees an alien doom-fleet]]" to [[ConspiracyTheory "The Illuminati is trying to take over Hollywood"]].

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* The ''National Enquirer'' has an apocalyptic prediction nearly per issue, from "Bible code says {date}" to "[[AlienInvasion S.E.T.I. sees an alien doom-fleet]]" to [[ConspiracyTheory [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories "The Illuminati is trying to take over Hollywood"]].
3rd Nov '17 9:32:54 AM Onlythrice
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** And to top it all off, in ''VideoGame/PokemonUltraSunAndUltraMoon'' all the [[BigBad villains]] responsible for the previous scenarios come together to form a LegionOfDoom. And a couple of them imply they'd like to try again in your universe.
1st Nov '17 7:48:49 AM MasterFuzzy
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[[folder:Myth And Legend]]
* Teutonic mythology pushes it back to OlderThanDirt. Okay, Sigmund or Beowulf deals with the current monster but Ragnarok is still coming. And oh goody, you get to spend your afterlife training for it!
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Every season has ''at least'' several instances of the entire planet Earth being on the brink of destruction from alien colonists/marauders/psychopaths whenever [[WeirdnessMagnet the Doctor]] arrives (not that other planets are spared), there is ''always'' a vast army or powerful being or cosmic force threatening to crush the universe under its heel, and there are numerous isolated instances of ''the entirety of reality'' about to be destroyed. It long ago reached the point where if it weren't for the Doctor the universe wouldn't have even existed in the first place. Even the Master, the Doctor's own Arch-Enemy who is constantly trying to conquer the universe, admits this, saying in "The Five Doctors" that "A Cosmos without the Doctor scarcely bears thinking about."

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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''Series/DoctorWho'': Every season has ''at least'' several instances of the entire planet Earth being on the brink of destruction from alien colonists/marauders/psychopaths whenever [[WeirdnessMagnet the Doctor]] arrives (not that other planets are spared), there is ''always'' a vast army or powerful being or cosmic force threatening to crush the universe under its heel, and there are numerous isolated instances of ''the entirety of reality'' about to be destroyed.destroyed, or perhaps have a hole the exact size of Belgium blown in it (ItMakesSenseInContext, sort of). It long ago reached the point where if it weren't for the Doctor the universe wouldn't have even existed in the first place. Even the Master, the Doctor's own Arch-Enemy who is constantly trying to conquer the universe, admits this, saying in "The Five Doctors" that "A Cosmos without the Doctor scarcely bears thinking about.""


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[[folder:Myth And Legend]]
* Teutonic mythology pushes it back to OlderThanDirt. Okay, Sigmund or Beowulf deals with the current monster but Ragnarok is still coming. And oh goody, you get to spend your afterlife training for it!
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