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29th May '16 6:00:55 PM Willbyr
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19th May '16 6:27:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TheMoteInGodsEye'', [[spoiler: The Moties' biology means they must have children [[ExplosiveBreeder frequently]] [[MateOrDie or die]], this trapped them in a never ending cycle where overpopulation inevitably resulted in a world destroying war blasting them back to the stone age]]

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* In ''TheMoteInGodsEye'', ''Literature/TheMoteInGodsEye'', [[spoiler: The Moties' biology means they must have children [[ExplosiveBreeder frequently]] [[MateOrDie or die]], this trapped them in a never ending cycle where overpopulation inevitably resulted in a world destroying war blasting them back to the stone age]]



* Politics in ''{{Dragaera}}'' are dominated by the Cycle, a predictable sequence by which each of seventeen Dragaeran Houses takes a turn governing the Empire. Each [[PlanetOfHats House's]] members have strengths that allow it to supplant the previous one, and weaknesses which will eventually allow its successor to claim the Imperial throne in turn.

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* Politics in ''{{Dragaera}}'' ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' are dominated by the Cycle, a predictable sequence by which each of seventeen Dragaeran Houses takes a turn governing the Empire. Each [[PlanetOfHats House's]] members have strengths that allow it to supplant the previous one, and weaknesses which will eventually allow its successor to claim the Imperial throne in turn.



* ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'': The [[CometOfDoom Conqueror Star]] is a long-period comet (at least 500 years, although it seems to vary) whose coming universally heralds the end of an empire. The story opens at the beginning of a unique cycle in which the comet will appear in three consecutive years. This is, of course, the time that the SealedEvilInACan [[BigBad Storm King]] chooses to make his return.

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* ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'': ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'': The [[CometOfDoom Conqueror Star]] is a long-period comet (at least 500 years, although it seems to vary) whose coming universally heralds the end of an empire. The story opens at the beginning of a unique cycle in which the comet will appear in three consecutive years. This is, of course, the time that the SealedEvilInACan [[BigBad Storm King]] chooses to make his return.



* In ''[[Series/BabylonFive Babylon 5]]'', the Shadows launch a destructive war every thousand years, which the Vorlons help to put down. In the series, the protagonists object to this arrangement, and try to put a stop to it.

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* In ''[[Series/BabylonFive Babylon 5]]'', ''Series/BabylonFive'', the Shadows launch a destructive war every thousand years, which the Vorlons help to put down. In the series, the protagonists object to this arrangement, and try to put a stop to it.
6th May '16 8:03:55 PM Averagemoe
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* Videogame/BrokenAge: Every 14 years, a [[EldritchAbomination Grand Mog]] visits several towns, eating the maidens that are sacrificed to them. [[ConditionedToAcceptHorror And the maidens consider being eaten to be an honor]]. This has been going on for at least 800 years.
* A non-malicious example in Videogame/DeadlyRoomsOfDeath, every 10,000 years [[spoiler:the farrow child turns in her sleep, causing gravity to completely invert. There's nothing anyone can do about it, except cause it to happen early, so anyone who knows about it has to survive by living underground.]]
19th Apr '16 5:18:23 PM Melmo00082
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29th Mar '16 11:37:04 PM GopherBroke
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* A major theme of ''{{Manga/Uzumaki}}'' is the seemingly endless repetition of the town's cycle of reconstruction followed by [[BuffySpeak spiralization]]. Kirie's father discusses the gradual appearance of broad-scale patterns in an early chapter, but it doesn't become obvious that what's happening in the town is just another repetition of an endless pattern [[spoiler:until it's far too late]].
13th Feb '16 7:58:14 PM dclark
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*** It's implied that Alduin himself disrupted the cycle, by striking before it was time and (in the first Dragon Wars) by enslaving and dominating humanity instead of just destroying the place like he's supposed to.
10th Jan '16 7:05:33 PM zarpaulus
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** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' has this in the form of Sheogorath. [[spoiler: By the time that you're at the end of the main questline of the Shivering Isles, you learn that Sheogorath, the Prince of Madness, is really the God of Order, Jyggalag. A curse was placed upon Jyggalag, turning him into Sheogorath. Sheogorath then turns into Jyggalag every 1,000 years, and Jyggalag tries to restore his realm back into order, but doesn't have enough time to.]] The player, however, has the chance to end this cycle forever.

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** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' has this in the form of Sheogorath. Sheogorath, the Daedric Prince of Madness. Every thousand years his realm, the Shivering Isles, suffers an event known as the Greymarch where entities known as the Knights of Order ravage the realm, concluding with Sheogorath vanishing and the Daedric Prince of Order, Jyggalag appearing to destroy the realm. Leaving Sheogorath to recreate the Isles. [[spoiler: By the time that you're at the end of the main questline of the Shivering Isles, you learn that Sheogorath, the Prince of Madness, Sheogorath is really the God of Order, Jyggalag. A curse was placed upon Jyggalag, turning him into Sheogorath. Sheogorath then turns into Jyggalag every 1,000 years, and Jyggalag tries to restore his realm back into order, but doesn't have enough time to.]] The player, however, has the chance to end this cycle forever. [[spoiler: By freeing Jyggalag and becoming the new Sheogorath.]]
4th Jan '16 11:16:11 AM Willbyr
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* Implied in ''WolfsRain'' though not stated in so many words.

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* Implied in ''WolfsRain'' ''Anime/WolfsRain'' though not stated in so many words.



* ''GashBell'': The battle to become Mamodo King occurs once every 1,000 years. As it is shown, the participants frequently have their lives ruined to some degree as a result, and a ''lot'' of innocent people get caught up in it. [[spoiler:Subverted at the end, when the damage done is repaired and the participants are given the choice to have their memories of what happened removed.]]

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* ''GashBell'': ''Manga/ZatchBell'': The battle to become Mamodo King occurs once every 1,000 years. As it is shown, the participants frequently have their lives ruined to some degree as a result, and a ''lot'' of innocent people get caught up in it. [[spoiler:Subverted at the end, when the damage done is repaired and the participants are given the choice to have their memories of what happened removed.]]



* In ''DragonBallZ'', every 5,000 years, the [[SpaceDoesNotWorkThatWay Makyo Star]] comes [[ConvenientlyClosePlanet close in axis to Earth]], so if you have an [[CompleteImmortality immortal]] [[SealedEvilInACan antagonist trapped in the Dead Zone]], such as [[OverlordJr Garlic Jr.]], prepare to [[WeMeetAgain meet him again]]! [[spoiler: Actually, the trope is subverted as at the end, Gohan [[EarthShatteringKaboom blows up the star]], ending the cycle.]]

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* In ''DragonBallZ'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', every 5,000 years, the [[SpaceDoesNotWorkThatWay Makyo Star]] comes [[ConvenientlyClosePlanet close in axis to Earth]], so if you have an [[CompleteImmortality immortal]] [[SealedEvilInACan antagonist trapped in the Dead Zone]], such as [[OverlordJr Garlic Jr.]], prepare to [[WeMeetAgain meet him again]]! [[spoiler: Actually, the trope is subverted as at the end, Gohan [[EarthShatteringKaboom blows up the star]], ending the cycle.]]
7th Dec '15 10:10:22 AM Dimensio
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* Obvilion total conversion mod ''[[VideoGame/{{Nehrim}} Nehrim: At Fate's Edge]]'' features one: soon after completing the objective worked toward throughout the main quest the PlayerCharacter learns that the events that they have experienced have been occurring in a repeating cycle for thousands of years; the final leg of the main quest is an attempt to break the cycle.
6th Dec '15 5:49:55 PM nombretomado
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* In the [[ComicBookTropes comic book]] MiniSeries ''SevenSoldiers'', the Sheeda wait until mankind has reached a certain point of technological advancement before swooping down and harvesting their technology, effectively 'resetting' mankind and forcing them to start from scratch.

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* In the [[ComicBookTropes comic book]] MiniSeries ''SevenSoldiers'', ''ComicBook/SevenSoldiers'', the Sheeda wait until mankind has reached a certain point of technological advancement before swooping down and harvesting their technology, effectively 'resetting' mankind and forcing them to start from scratch.
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