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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.
29th Aug '17 5:48:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', starting around the five-season mark. After defying destiny and preventing an Apocalypse led by Satan himself, the Winchesters find there's still no shortage of world-class threats. An angelic CivilWar leads to [[spoiler: Castiel]] getting [[AGodAmI a literal god complex]] and rampaging across the world. This in turn leads to the release of the Leviathans, a whole new breed of primordial monster who organize [[PeopleFarms the harvesting of all of humanity for food]]. After they are defeated, the Winchesters try to close the Gates of Hell until [[spoiler:a manipulative angelic scribe banishes all Angels except himself out of Heaven, making Earth the new playing ground for all the remaining factions from the attic.]]

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', starting around the five-season mark. After defying destiny and preventing an Apocalypse led by Satan himself, the Winchesters find there's still no shortage of world-class threats. An angelic CivilWar leads to [[spoiler: Castiel]] getting [[AGodAmI a literal god complex]] and rampaging across the world. This in turn leads to the release of the Leviathans, a whole new breed of primordial monster who organize [[PeopleFarms the harvesting of all of humanity for food]]. After they are defeated, the Winchesters try to close the Gates of Hell until [[spoiler:a a manipulative angelic scribe banishes all Angels except himself out of Heaven, making Earth the new playing ground for all the remaining factions from the attic.]]attic. Another season or so after that conflict is resolved, TheAntiGod is released to destroy the universe. The Winchesters just can't catch a break at this point.
25th Aug '17 7:41:48 AM ChaoticNovelist
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*''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'': The matter the victories that the Assassin Brotherhood wins against the Templar Order, the latter will always rise again to try their TakeOverTheWorld plan. In this case, it is because they can be wiped out in one area but triumph in another. Altiar might kick their ass in the Holy Land, Ezio all over Italy, and Conner in the American Colonies, but there are other areas. In his codex, Altiar suggests that this is because the Templars (like the Assassins themselves) are the manifestation of a fundamental and abstract ideal, which can never be permanently killed.
26th Jul '17 1:59:22 PM Triscon42
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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.
8th Jul '17 3:57:31 AM tropower
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'' practically every second or third storyline is about some monster or wizard trying to either enslave or kill off the entire pony population, even discounting the threats in [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials the TV specials]] and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie the movie]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'' practically every second or third storyline is about some monster or wizard trying kind of threat to either enslave or kill off the entire pony population, population[[note]]Whether it be a drought (inadvertently) caused by Baby Lickety-Split, a pig sorceress turning everything into crystal (although in her case, she didn't know she was doing anything wrong), or a dog made of rock (who literally doesn't have a heart) turning everything to stone.[[/note]], even discounting the threats in [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials the TV specials]] and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie the movie]].



* The hotter parts of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, it's been argued that ''over a dozen incidents'' came close to ending it all.

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* The hotter parts of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, it's been argued that ''over a dozen incidents'' came close to ending it all. What is certain is that, it's the only time in American history that DEFCON 2[[note]]The highest level of military readiness short of a nuclear war.[[/note]] was declared.
14th Apr '17 10:26:04 AM LordInsane
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* ''Series/SevenDays'' is about the agent the NSA sends back in time to avert all the catastrophes that would befall us every week without his intervention - things like a weapons test wiping out all life on Earth, or [[UsefulNotes/{{Taiwan}} China and Taiwan]] getting into a war, or the President's nuclear launch computer falling into the hands of an irate ape. This raises the question of how the world survived before the Backstep project went online.

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* ''Series/SevenDays'' is about the agent the NSA sends back in time to avert all the catastrophes that would befall us every week without his intervention - things like a weapons test wiping out all life on Earth, or [[UsefulNotes/{{Taiwan}} China and Taiwan]] getting into a war, or the President's nuclear launch computer falling into the hands of an irate ape. This raises the question of how the world survived before the Backstep project went online. The series actually ''starts'' with a mere 'terrorist attacks kills the President, the Vice-President and the Secretary of State' (damaging to the US and history-altering, but as it was not causing international tensions when the backstep is made, far from world-threatening). Then the second episode has the release of a virus killing about 98% of humanity, setting the stage for about two-thirds of the episodes (even discounting the ones where the danger to the world comes from the Backstep project itself).
28th Feb '17 4:48:35 PM 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!]] [[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.]]

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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! [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch abominations from another dimension]] [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon are spilling out into our world and threaten to destroy everything!]] The only games to lack a potential doomsday scenario are the [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue original pair.]]
13th Jan '17 6:55:34 PM KrspaceT
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** Cade Skywalker lampshaded this during his own series, along with a bit of a rant on how the Galaxy never treats those who save the galaxy, i.e the Jedi, well despite their many heroic deeds.
12th Jan '17 10:49:46 AM nighttrainfm
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* This also applies to PR's parent show, ''Franchise/SuperSentai'', although it's only really treated as a single world during teamups and milestone celebrations.
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