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26th Jul '16 4:46:37 PM Morgenthaler
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See also YouCanPanicNow, for when sensationalist news media merely imagine this to be the case.
26th Jul '16 4:39:39 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': Since Judge Dredd started his career, the world has been through multiple atomic wars, invasions from other worlds and dimensions, pandemics, and even a ZombieApocalypse. Most of these are localized threats, but the only reason the Earth isn't an uninhabited wasteland yet is because the Mega Cities are so huge.
30th Jun '16 9:17:16 AM Onlythrice
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* Kid series though it may be, ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' runs into problems with a disturbing frequency. [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Team Rocket is broadcasting a signal that will allow them to control all Pokemon!]] [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire The ancient forces who shaped the continents and oceans have re-awoken and are battling each other for dominance!]] [[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum A crime syndicate's ungodly experiments]] [[VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness have inflicted Pokemon with]] TheCorruption! [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl The local Omnicidal Maniac is going to remake the world and annihilate human emotion while he's at it!]] [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Humans and Pokemon are going to be permanently separated!]] [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite2 The evil team from the previous games now want to freeze the region and steal all the Pokemon!]] [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Another local Omnicidal Maniac is going to destroy all life with his]] DoomsdayDevice! The only games to lack a potential doomsday scenario are the [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue original pair.]]

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* Kid series though it may be, ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' runs into problems with a disturbing frequency. [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Team Rocket is broadcasting a signal that will allow them to control all Pokemon!]] [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire The ancient forces who shaped the continents and oceans have re-awoken and are battling each other for dominance!]] [[note]]And in the remakes, [[ColonyDrop a meteor's on a collision course with the planet]] as well.[[/note]] [[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum A crime syndicate's ungodly experiments]] [[VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness have inflicted Pokemon with]] TheCorruption! [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl The local Omnicidal Maniac is going to remake the world and annihilate human emotion while he's at it!]] [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Humans and Pokemon are going to be permanently separated!]] [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite2 The evil team from the previous games now want to freeze the region and steal all the Pokemon!]] [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Another local Omnicidal Maniac is going to destroy all life with his]] DoomsdayDevice! The only games to lack a potential doomsday scenario are the [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue original pair.]]
30th Jun '16 8:48:59 AM Onlythrice
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* Kid series though it may be, ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' runs into problems with a disturbing frequency. [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Team Rocket is broadcasting a signal that will allow them to control all Pokemon!]] [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire The ancient forces who shaped the continents and oceans have re-awoken and are battling each other for dominance!]] [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl The local Omnicidal Maniac is going to remake the world and annihilate human emotion while he's at it!]] [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Humans and Pokemon are going to be permanently separated!]] [[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum A crime syndicate's ungodly experiments have inflicted Pokemon with]] TheCorruption! The only games to lack a potential doomsday scenario are the [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue original pair.]]

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* Kid series though it may be, ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' runs into problems with a disturbing frequency. [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Team Rocket is broadcasting a signal that will allow them to control all Pokemon!]] [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire The ancient forces who shaped the continents and oceans have re-awoken and are battling each other for dominance!]] [[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum A crime syndicate's ungodly experiments]] [[VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness have inflicted Pokemon with]] TheCorruption! [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl The local Omnicidal Maniac is going to remake the world and annihilate human emotion while he's at it!]] [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Humans and Pokemon are going to be permanently separated!]] [[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum A crime syndicate's ungodly experiments have inflicted Pokemon with]] TheCorruption! [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite2 The evil team from the previous games now want to freeze the region and steal all the Pokemon!]] [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Another local Omnicidal Maniac is going to destroy all life with his]] DoomsdayDevice! The only games to lack a potential doomsday scenario are the [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue original pair.]]



* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' is a major practitioner of this trope, as part of the series-long SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped motif about the threat of nuclear weapons. Every single game has some sort of menace that threatens to unravel the global world order or start a nuclear war, and Snake and Big Boss are the only people who are able to stop it from happening. ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' has a nuke aimed at Washington DC; ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 2|SonsOfLiberty}}'' has an EMP aimed at Manhattan and actually has a huge portion of the city destroyed by an aircraft carrier crashing into it and it lands at Federal Hall (causing billions in property damage and thousands dead); ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 3|SnakeEater}}'' has a rogue Russian Colonel threaten to start World War III if he isn't stopped; ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 4|GunsOfThePatriots}}'' has a hostile takeover of America's military defense grid and the antagonist comes really close to gaining control over the nuclear arsenal by destroying their AI and replacing it with his. And if you wanna count the other two prequels then ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps Portable Ops]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker Peace Walker]]'' have nuclear launches that Big Boss only manages to stop at the absolute last second.

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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' is a major practitioner of this trope, as part of the series-long SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped motif about the threat of nuclear weapons. Every single game has some sort of menace that threatens to unravel the global world order or start a nuclear war, and Snake and Big Boss are the only people who are able to stop it from happening. ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' has a nuke aimed at Washington DC; ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 2|SonsOfLiberty}}'' has an EMP aimed at Manhattan and actually has a huge portion of the city destroyed by an aircraft carrier crashing into it and it lands at Federal Hall (causing billions in property damage and thousands dead); ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 3|SnakeEater}}'' has a rogue Russian Colonel threaten to start World War III if he isn't stopped; ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 4|GunsOfThePatriots}}'' has a hostile takeover of America's military defense grid and the antagonist comes really close to gaining control over the nuclear arsenal by destroying their AI and replacing it with his. his; ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid V|ThePhantomPain}}'' has a madman attempt to [[spoiler: use vocal chord parasites to kill everyone in the world that speaks English and supply every nation, PMC, and terrorist cell with the means to create nuclear weapons.]] And if you wanna count the other two prequels then ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps Portable Ops]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker Peace Walker]]'' have nuclear launches that Big Boss only manages to stop at the absolute last second.
27th Jun '16 11:50:54 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. And the Age isn't even half over yet!
** And guess what? Even if you solve the hole in the sky, [[DudeWheresMyRespect the world's still ungrateful to you.]]

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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 solve 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.]]
25th Jun '16 12:45:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* It sometimes seems like every other episode of ''PeterPanAndThePirates'' involves the threat of "the end of Neverland".

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* It sometimes seems like every other episode of ''PeterPanAndThePirates'' ''WesternAnimation/PeterPanAndThePirates'' involves the threat of "the end of Neverland".
18th Apr '16 12:36:40 AM Kinswaous
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InsignificantLittleBluePlanet is sometimes used to justify how the Earth can be in danger so often in science fiction stories; If nobody cares about Earth in the larger cosmic scale of things, chances are there won't be any legal consequences for those who want to destroy it for any odd reason.
28th Mar '16 7:46:05 AM Seanette
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* August 6, 1945 and August 15, 1945. The UsefulNotes/AtomicBombingsOfHiroshimaAndNagasaki. Ever since this event, humanity has had the opportunity for a game over. Although the greatest threat of nuclear annihilation was at the height of UsefulNotes/ColdWar (see below), the mere existence of extensive nuclear arsenals in the world's largest militaries makes it completely possible for the world to end at the press of a button.

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* August 6, 1945 and August 15, 9, 1945. The UsefulNotes/AtomicBombingsOfHiroshimaAndNagasaki. Ever since this event, humanity has had the opportunity for a game over. Although the greatest threat of nuclear annihilation was at the height of UsefulNotes/ColdWar (see below), the mere existence of extensive nuclear arsenals in the world's largest militaries makes it completely possible for the world to end at the press of a button.
10th Mar '16 10:18:22 PM dvorak
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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)" {date}" to "[[AlienInvasion S.E.T.I. sees an alien doom-fleet]]" to [[ConspiracyTheory "The Illuminati is trying to take over Hollywood"]].
10th Mar '16 10:16:54 PM dvorak
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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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