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13th Feb '16 10:49:02 AM Specialist290
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* The short story ''The Nine Billion Names of God'' by ArthurCClarke. It ends with the main characters standing outside a monastery, watching as God turns off the universe and the stars go out one by one. Subverted in that there's not really a safe vantage point from which to watch the end of the universe.

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* The short story ''The Nine Billion Names of God'' by ArthurCClarke. Creator/ArthurCClarke. It ends with the main characters standing outside a monastery, watching as God turns off the universe and [[TheStarsAreGoingOut the stars go out one by one.one]]. Subverted in that there's not really a safe vantage point from which to watch the end of the universe.
7th Feb '16 2:38:02 PM Knight20
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14th Dec '15 9:46:33 PM Sharlee
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* In ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic'', a lot of city people evacuate to the mountains because they believe the Red Star heralds the end of the Disc. One of them, when asked, remarks that it's not because the mountains are any safer: they'll just offer a better view.
14th Dec '15 9:42:57 PM Sharlee
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* Charlie from ''[[Film/TwoThousandTwelve 2012]]'' not only Watches The World End at the site of Yellowstone's supereruption, but he ''narrates'' it on live radio so his listeners can share the experience.
22nd Oct '15 5:34:56 PM Paxjax
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--> '''Narrator''': You met me at a very strange time of my life.

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--> '''Narrator''': You met me at a very strange time of in my life.
22nd Oct '15 5:34:31 PM Paxjax
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--> '''Narrator''': You met me at a very weird time of my life.

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--> '''Narrator''': You met me at a very weird strange time of my life.
16th Apr '15 4:45:22 PM morenohijazo
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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': Subverted in "Our Man Bashir". Stalling for time to resolve the Holosuite/Transporter Mishap of the Week, Bashir facilitates the success of the holoprogram villain's plan, effectively destroying the virtual earth.

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': Subverted in [[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS04E10OurManBashir "Our Man Bashir".Bashir"]]. Stalling for time to resolve the Holosuite/Transporter Mishap of the Week, Bashir facilitates the success of the holoprogram villain's plan, effectively destroying the virtual earth.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "The Late Philip J. Fry", Fry, Bender and Prof. Farnsworth watch the universe end in their time machine. [[spoiler:And then they watch it begin all over again.]]

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode [[Recap/FuturamaS6E7TheLatePhillipJFry "The Late Philip J. Fry", Fry"]], Fry, Bender and Prof. Farnsworth watch the universe end in their time machine. [[spoiler:And then they watch it begin all over again.]]
16th Apr '15 4:32:13 PM morenohijazo
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* The TropeNamer is "Santa Monica" by Music/{{Everclear}}, though, honestly, [[LyricalDissonance the other lyrics don't seem all that apocalyptic, which only makes that chorus even more baffling]].
* Music/JethroTull's "Dun Ringill", which is about...basically this. The entire album, ''Stormwatch'', is one long "TheEndIsNigh" sign, and this is where the narrator decides to just go and wait the end of the world out.
* In Music/TenaciousD's "City Hall", they talk about watching the collapse of civilization from an underground bunker.

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* The TropeNamer is "Santa Monica" by Music/{{Everclear}}, though, honestly, [[LyricalDissonance the other lyrics don't seem all that apocalyptic, which only makes that chorus even more baffling]].
* Music/JethroTull's "Dun Ringill", which is about...basically this. The entire album, ''Stormwatch'', is one long "TheEndIsNigh" sign,
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* ''Miracle Mile''.

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* ''Miracle Mile''.''Film/MiracleMile''.



* Happens at the end of ''On The Beach''.

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* Happens at the end of ''On ''Film/OnTheBeach''.
* ''Film/CountdownToLookingGlass'':
The Beach''.
reporters, who know all too well how this will end.
* ''Film/TheDayAfter''

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* ''The Oblivion Society'', which parodies it strangely enough.
* The short story ''The Nine Billion Names of God'' by ArthurCClarke. It ends with the main characters standing outside a monastery, watching as God turns off the universe and the stars go out one by one. Subverted in that there's not really a safe vantage point from which to watch the end of the universe.
* ''Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse''. Also mentioned is its counterpart, the Big Bang Burger Bar, where you can go to watch the universe being born.
* ''Literature/BookOfRevelation'': The saints and angels in heaven (and John himself) get front-row seats for the Apocalypse.



* ''TheDayAfter''



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* On at least one occasion, the [[TheSimpsons Simpson]] family gathered on the roof in lawn chairs watching the destruction of Springfield after yet another wacky series of adventures. Marge wouldn't let Bart go loot with the others.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "The Late Philip J. Fry", Fry, Bender and Prof. Farnsworth watch the universe end in their time machine. [[spoiler:And then they watch it begin all over again.]]
** [[spoiler:And end again. And begin ''again''.]]

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* ''The Oblivion Society'', which parodies it strangely enough.
* The short story ''The Nine Billion Names of God'' by ArthurCClarke. It ends with the main characters standing outside a monastery, watching as God turns off the universe and the stars go out one by one. Subverted in that there's not really a safe vantage point from which to watch the end of the universe.
* ''Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse''. Also mentioned is its counterpart, the Big Bang Burger Bar, where you can go to watch the universe being born.

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* ''{{X1999}}'' has a lot of this among the dragons of earth.

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* On at least one occasion, The TropeNamer is "Santa Monica" by Music/{{Everclear}}, though, honestly, [[LyricalDissonance the [[TheSimpsons Simpson]] family gathered on the roof in lawn chairs watching the destruction of Springfield after yet another wacky series of adventures. Marge wouldn't let Bart go loot with the others.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "The Late Philip J. Fry", Fry, Bender and Prof. Farnsworth watch the universe end in their time machine. [[spoiler:And then they watch it begin
other lyrics don't seem all over again.]]
** [[spoiler:And end again. And begin ''again''.]]

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* ''The Oblivion Society'',
that apocalyptic, which parodies it strangely enough.
* The short story ''The Nine Billion Names of God'' by ArthurCClarke. It ends with the main characters standing outside a monastery, watching as God turns off the universe and the stars go out one by one. Subverted in
only makes that there's not really a safe vantage point from chorus even more baffling]].
* Music/JethroTull's "Dun Ringill",
which is about...basically this. The entire album, ''Stormwatch'', is one long "TheEndIsNigh" sign, and this is where the narrator decides to watch just go and wait the end of the universe.
world out.
* ''Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse''. Also mentioned is its counterpart, In Music/TenaciousD's "City Hall", they talk about watching the Big Bang Burger Bar, where you can go to watch the universe being born.

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* ''{{X1999}}'' has a lot
collapse of this among the dragons of earth.
civilization from an underground bunker.



** The OldWorldOfDarkness line had a battery of books about how the world AscendedToAHigherPlaneofExistence/[[CosyCatastrophe concluded]] / [[EndoftheWorldasWeKnowIt ceased to exist]] / [[OmnicidalManiac got destroyed]].

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** The OldWorldOfDarkness ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' line had a battery of books about how the world AscendedToAHigherPlaneofExistence/[[CosyCatastrophe concluded]] / [[EndoftheWorldasWeKnowIt ceased to exist]] / [[OmnicidalManiac got destroyed]].



** A few scenarios in the {{Exalted}} line, where the [[AGodIsYou Exalted]] ''might'' lose to the looming threats to Creation, detail (excruciatingly) how everything ends.

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** A few scenarios in the {{Exalted}} ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' line, where the [[AGodIsYou Exalted]] ''might'' lose to the looming threats to Creation, detail (excruciatingly) how everything ends.


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* ''WebOriginal/ColoringMedium'': Why Death leaves the graveyard in Medium for the first time in all of his existence.

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* On at least one occasion, the [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpson]] family gathered on the roof in lawn chairs watching the destruction of Springfield after yet another wacky series of adventures. Marge wouldn't let Bart go loot with the others.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "The Late Philip J. Fry", Fry, Bender and Prof. Farnsworth watch the universe end in their time machine. [[spoiler:And then they watch it begin all over again.]]
** [[spoiler:And end again. And begin ''again''.]]
27th Jan '15 7:01:33 AM narm00
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** Another ''Series/DoctorWho'' example, The Tenth Doctor, Martha, her family (minus her brother) and Jack Harkness watch helplessly as [[EvilCounterpart The Master]] lays waste to the earth using the Toclafane, while [[SoundTrackDissonance Voodoo Child]] (not to be confused with JimiHendrix's song Voodoo Chile) plays in the background.
** Stated by the Eleventh Doctor when facing the sentient planet of Akhaten, which feeds on memories:

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** Another ''Series/DoctorWho'' example, The the Tenth Doctor, Martha, her family (minus her brother) and Jack Harkness watch helplessly as [[EvilCounterpart The Master]] lays waste to the earth using the Toclafane, while [[SoundTrackDissonance Voodoo Child]] (not to be confused with JimiHendrix's song Voodoo Chile) plays in the background.
** Stated by the Eleventh Doctor when facing the sentient planet sun of Akhaten, which feeds on memories:



*** One possible implication of Autochthon's return to Creation is that [[ThePlague the Great Contagion]] infects the inhabitants of Autochthonia, accelerating Autochthon's sickness and killing him. A milder conclusion includes him becoming an undead OmnicidalManiac. One other includes the First and Forsaken Lion -- millennia-old, ghost-god warmonger -- consuming weakened Autochthon and becoming the Onceborn. At least the Neverborn seeks to kill all things so that they come to eternal rest; the Onceborn kills billions at a time because it's ''fun''. Again, the [=PCs=] could stop him, but tough luck.

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*** One possible implication of Autochthon's return to Creation is that [[ThePlague the Great Contagion]] infects the inhabitants of Autochthonia, accelerating Autochthon's sickness and killing him. A milder conclusion includes him becoming an undead OmnicidalManiac. One other includes the First and Forsaken Lion -- a millennia-old, ghost-god warmonger -- consuming weakened Autochthon and becoming the Onceborn. At least the Neverborn seeks to kill all things so that they come to eternal rest; the Onceborn kills billions at a time because it's ''fun''. Again, the [=PCs=] could stop him, but tough luck.
17th Nov '14 7:10:03 AM ChronoLegion
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** Stated by the Eleventh Doctor when facing the sentient planet of Akhaten, which feeds on memories:
--> "I've lived a long life. And I've seen a few things. I walked away from the last great Time War. I marked the passing of the Time Lords. I saw the birth of the universe and watched as time ran out, moment by moment, until nothing remained. No time, no space. Just me! I walked in universes where the laws of physics were devised by the mind of a madman! And I watched universes freeze and creation burn! I have seen things you wouldn't believe! I have lost things you will never understand! And I know things, secrets that must never be told, knowledge that must never be spoken! Knowledge that will make parasite gods blaze! So come on then! Take it! Take it all, baby! Have it! You have it all!"
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