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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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* 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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13th Oct '17 9:40:50 PM marcoasalazarm
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* Explored with every bit of cynicism that can come from a DarkerAndEdgier part of TheVerse in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': with multiple other shows before it, it's by now acknowledged that the Federation is constantly on the edge of destruction by everything from a NegativeSpaceWedgie-of-the-week to the Borg to the Cardassians, which means that Section 31 (named after a part of the Federation charter that acknowledges the possibility that Starfleet personnel may need to cross the GodzillaThreshold to prevent the Federation's destruction) [[OmniscientMoralityLicense thinks that it is perfectly justified to constantly do monstrous things for the sake of defending the Federation]].
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9th Oct '17 4:02:00 AM TheWarioBros
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* Most ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' games have someone wanting to take over the world or destroy it. Usually that Bowser's kidnapping Peach and taking over the Mushroom Kingdom, though we've also seen [[VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG evil weapons trying to take over the world]], an [[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor ancient demon trying to destroy it]], a WickedWitch [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga stealing Peach's voice, then trying to take over the world]], an AlienInvasion courtesy of [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime the Shroobs]], [[VideoGame/SuperPaperMario an omnicidal maniac trying to destroy all worlds]], [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory Fawful taking over the world, and the Dark Star trying to destroy it]] and [[VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon King Boo trying to destroy it in revenge]]. By this point, the inhabitants are just assuming Mario and co will fix whatever goes wrong this week.
8th Oct '17 2:59:06 PM Amahn
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** After the creation of the atomic bomb came the [[http://thebulletin.org/timeline Doomsday Clock]] in 1947. Used to measure how close humanity is to wiping itself out. Originally gauged solely on nuclear war but has been expanded to take into account threats including biological and chemical war, ecological collapse, and extreme political upheaval. "Midnight" on the clock is armageddon. At its inception it was set at 7 minutes till midnight. The closest to midnight it has come is 2 minutes in 1953 with the advent of the H-Bomb. The furthest its been is 14 minutes in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union. As of 2017 it has been set at 2.5 minutes, the 2nd closest to midnight to date, largely thanks to [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment certain Trump policies]].
2nd Oct '17 7:30:58 PM eroock
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-->--''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace''

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-->--''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace''
-->-- ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace''
30th Sep '17 9:06:56 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' the Earth (usually the West Coast in particular) has been attacked by monsters pretty much every year, usually about once per week, with each monster being a potential world ending disaster. The rest of the universe is seen only sporadically, but at least two seasons and several occasional episodes have hinted that Earth is not in any way unique in this regard. Earth did get a few breaks though: Earth didn't get attacked in ''[[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy Lost Galaxy]]'' because the villains were attacking the heroes in space, and there was a one-year reprieve after ''[[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Dino Thunder]]'' because the next season took place in the year 2025. It also got a break after ''[[Series/PowerRangersJungleFury Jungle Fury]]'' because ''[[Series/PowerRangersRPM RPM]]'' took place in an AlternateContinuity (and in the future of said AlternateContinuity, at that).

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* In ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' ''Franchise/PowerRangers'':
** Since 1993,
the Earth (usually the West Coast in particular) has been attacked by monsters pretty much every year, usually about once per week, with each monster being a potential world ending disaster. The rest of the universe is seen only sporadically, but at least two seasons and several occasional episodes have hinted that Earth is not in any way unique in this regard. regard.
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Earth did get a few breaks though: Earth didn't get attacked in ''[[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy Lost Galaxy]]'' because the villains were attacking the heroes in space, and there was a one-year reprieve after ''[[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Dino Thunder]]'' because the next season took place in the year 2025. It also got a break after ''[[Series/PowerRangersJungleFury Jungle Fury]]'' because ''[[Series/PowerRangersRPM RPM]]'' took place in an AlternateContinuity (and in the future of said AlternateContinuity, at that).
13th Sep '17 1:58:12 PM GrammarNavi
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When threats of impending doom are always being predicted but [[SarcasmMode mysteriously fail to happen]], then you may wish to refer to the ApocalypseDayPlanner. If the series dwells too heavily on how the characters won't get a "HappilyEverAfter" in the fairy-tale sense, then DarknessInducedAudienceApathy might result. EvilOnlyHasToWinOnce is usually involved, since the destruction of the world is usually the end of the line for the protagonists.

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When threats of impending doom are always being predicted but [[SarcasmMode mysteriously fail to happen]], then you may wish to refer to the ApocalypseDayPlanner.JustForFun/ApocalypseDayPlanner. If the series dwells too heavily on how the characters won't get a "HappilyEverAfter" in the fairy-tale sense, then DarknessInducedAudienceApathy might result. EvilOnlyHasToWinOnce is usually involved, since the destruction of the world is usually the end of the line for the protagonists.
11th Sep '17 1:31:29 AM PaulA
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* Creator/NeilGaiman's short story ''Only The End of the World Again'', in which a werewolf goes to [[Creator/HPLovecraft Innsmouth]] and somewhat-deliberately thwarts a ritual to destroy the world.

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* Creator/NeilGaiman's short story ''Only The "Only the End of the World Again'', Again", in which a werewolf goes to [[Creator/HPLovecraft [[Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth Innsmouth]] and somewhat-deliberately thwarts a ritual to destroy the world.
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