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22nd Feb '17 5:25:38 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', Merik notes sourly that while there's a new superpower rising right in the middle of the continent, the politicians at the Truce Summit prefer gossip and merry dancing to any serious discussion.
18th Feb '17 5:01:44 PM eroock
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-->-- '''Music/TomWaits''', "Earth Died Screaming" - ''Music/BoneMachine''

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-->-- '''Music/TomWaits''', "Earth Died Screaming" - from the album ''Music/BoneMachine''
18th Feb '17 5:00:40 PM eroock
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-->-- '''Music/TomWaits''', "Earth Died Screaming" - ''Music/BoneMachine''.

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-->-- '''Music/TomWaits''', "Earth Died Screaming" - ''Music/BoneMachine''.
''Music/BoneMachine''
14th Feb '17 10:40:39 AM kome360
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* In ''Series/{{Grimm}}'', according to a secret histories grimoire, Nero hired a specialized were-elemental to burn out the Christian district. Unfortunately for everyone involved, said were-elementals are pathological sadists and the arsonist wanted a burn for the history books. The Grimm who was recording and hunting him down failed to stop him before he could move on to the rest of the city.
12th Feb '17 9:47:41 AM Gosicrystal
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* ''You'' are able to invoke this trope (and BystanderSyndrome on top of it, [[WhatTheHellHero as if that weren't enough]]) in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' in Geosenge Town [[spoiler: after Team Flare activates the Ultimate Weapon that not only is going cause a lot of destruction, but will absorb all the life force of the residents in Route 10]], by having your picture taken in front of it where Phil the Photo Guy still offers his services. Yes, the NebulousEvilOrganisation is [[spoiler: unleashing their DoomsdayDevice that they intend to destroy the world with, but at least you can get a great picture of it.]].
** Ironically, since your mission is to stop the villains' EvilPlan, this overlaps with LostForever, since [[spoiler: the Ultimate Weapon gets destroyed. If you want that picture, you ''have'' to take it before infiltrating Team Flare's secret lab]].

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* ''You'' are able to invoke this trope (and BystanderSyndrome on top of it, [[WhatTheHellHero as if that weren't enough]]) in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' in Geosenge Town [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after Team Flare activates the Ultimate Weapon that not only is going cause a lot of destruction, but will absorb all the life force of the residents in Route 10]], by having your picture taken in front of it where Phil the Photo Guy still offers his services. Yes, the NebulousEvilOrganisation is [[spoiler: unleashing [[spoiler:unleashing their DoomsdayDevice that they intend to destroy the world with, but at least you can get a great picture of it.]].
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it]]. Ironically, since your mission is to stop the villains' EvilPlan, this overlaps with LostForever, PermanentlyMissableContent, since [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Ultimate Weapon gets destroyed. If you want that picture, you ''have'' to take it before infiltrating Team Flare's secret lab]].
5th Feb '17 11:02:09 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/OrphansOfTheStorm'': The Chevalier, being the OnlySaneMan in the French aristocracy, is well aware that UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution is coming, and makes remarks to that effect at a debauched upper-class party.
--> "But enjoy our privileges while we can--there is but a short time left."
29th Jan '17 3:12:14 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Lighthearted example in ''Film/MenInblack''; after Jay accidentally triggers the device that [[BeenThereShapedHistory caused the New York City blackout of 1977]], everyone in the headquarters screams and dives for cover as it bounces through the building at high speed, breaking everything it hits... Except for Zed, who calmly continues doing his work and drinking coffee, even as it bounces around his desk.

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* Lighthearted example in ''Film/MenInblack''; ''Film/MenInBlack''; after Jay accidentally triggers the device that [[BeenThereShapedHistory caused the New York City blackout of 1977]], everyone in the headquarters screams and dives for cover as it bounces through the building at high speed, breaking everything it hits... Except for Zed, who calmly continues doing his work and drinking coffee, even as it bounces around his desk.
29th Jan '17 5:23:42 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Lighthearted example in ''Film/MenInblack''; after Jay accidentally triggers the device that [[BeenThereShapedHistory caused the New York City blackout of 1977]], everyone in the headquarters screams and dives for cover as it bounces through the building at high speed, breaking everything it hits... Except for Zed, who calmly continues doing his work and drinking coffee, even as it bounces around his desk.
27th Jan '17 1:56:48 PM Dmmaus
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* Alluded to in ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' when Palpatine complains about the [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1462.html Galaxy burning down around him]], to which Luke responds by asking him if he ever considered taking up the fiddle.
25th Jan '17 2:46:16 AM Trogdor
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** Well, it's not as if Quasi is in a position to do anything, since he's been forbidden by Frollo to leave the bell tower - and the one time he disobeyed this order, things didn't go at all well for him.
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