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8th Jan '16 6:15:41 PM AgProv
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* A theme of ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic'' is the Great Spells conspiring together to create a world-changing wave which begins in the representation of Unseen University in a model of the Disc, then spreads out to cover first the whole of the model Disc, the model elephants and Turtle beneath it, and then visibly surges over the entire world> apparently it's a Change Spell. What it changes is that it rescuse the Wizzard Rincewind, who has fallen over the side of the Disc, and rescues him from deep space to drop him safely into the forest of Skund in the centre of the continental mass. As an unintended side-effect, it magically changes the species of the University librarian from human to orang-utan and calls a bowl of pineapple jelly into being. Apart from this the Disc is unchanged. Although it is seemingly on the catastrophe curve for a different reason - something only Rincewind can avert.
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* A theme of ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic'' is the Great Spells conspiring together to create a world-changing wave which begins in the representation of Unseen University in a model of the Disc, then spreads out to cover first the whole of the model Disc, the model elephants and Turtle beneath it, and then visibly surges over the entire world> apparently world. Apparently it's a Change Spell. What it changes is that it rescuse rescues the Wizzard Rincewind, who has fallen over the side of the Disc, and rescues Disc. It pulls him from out of a plummet into deep space space, to drop him safely into the forest of Skund in the centre of the continental mass. As an unintended side-effect, it magically changes the species of the University librarian from human to orang-utan and calls a bowl of pineapple jelly into being. Apart from this the Disc is unchanged. Although it is seemingly on the catastrophe curve for a different reason - something only Rincewind can avert.
8th Jan '16 6:14:20 PM AgProv
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* A theme of ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic'' is the Great Spells conspiring together to create a world-changing wave which begins in the representation of Unseen University in a model of the Disc, then spreads out to cover first the whole of the model Disc, the model elephants and Turtle beneath it, and then visibly surges over the entire world> apparently it's a Change Spell. What it changes is that it rescuse the Wizzard Rincewind, who has fallen over the side of the Disc, and rescues him from deep space to drop him safely into the forest of Skund in the centre of the continental mass. As an unintended side-effect, it magically changes the species of the University librarian from human to orang-utan and calls a bowl of pineapple jelly into being. Apart from this the Disc is unchanged. Although it is seemingly on the catastrophe curve for a different reason - something only Rincewind can avert. ** In ''Discworld/{{Mort}}'', a similar world-changing wave occurs in reverse as two different mutually exclusive timelines exist together. The larger, dominant, consensus timeline wraps the rogue timeline in a wave of visible energy which ''shrinks'', trapping those inside it as it contracts.
11th Dec '15 4:49:16 AM AjWargo
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* The lore of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' states that this would be what happened if Walpurgisnacht ever faced upright.
11th Nov '15 9:38:06 PM Elvisaurus9
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* ''Literature/WyvernDiary'' has the Blackmatter Event that sent worldwide ripples that destroyed every electrical power system in the world and unlocked several containers of military grade mutagens to be released into the atmosphere. This is all before the story begins.
8th Oct '15 3:38:47 AM Hanz
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* In ''VideoGame/TheOldRepublic'', the final arc of the ''Shadow of Revan'' story takes place on the Imperial homeworld of Ziost. The ([[InsistentTerminology former]]) Sith Emperor is -- [[OurGhostsAreDifferent "manifesting on" might be the term]] -- the planet, causing a HatePlague that is gradually driving the population to kill one another. Naturally, the player characters are called in to stop it. But just when they think they've succeeded and returned to space, the Emperor unleashes a World-Wrecking Wave that literally turns everyone on the planet to ash, kills off all life, and bleaches the ground and sky. The implication is that he could have done this ''at any time'', but waited until you'd left [[ForTheEvulz for his own sick amusement]].
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* In ''VideoGame/TheOldRepublic'', ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', the final arc of the ''Shadow of Revan'' story takes place on the Imperial homeworld of Ziost. The ([[InsistentTerminology former]]) Sith Emperor is -- [[OurGhostsAreDifferent "manifesting on" might be the term]] -- the planet, causing a HatePlague that is gradually driving the population to kill one another. Naturally, the player characters are called in to stop it. But just when they think they've succeeded and returned to space, the Emperor unleashes a World-Wrecking Wave that literally turns everyone on the planet to ash, kills off all life, and bleaches the ground and sky. The implication is that he could have done this ''at any time'', but waited until you'd left [[ForTheEvulz for his own sick amusement]].
17th Sep '15 3:58:31 AM JamaicanCastle
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* In ''VideoGame/TheOldRepublic'', the final arc of the ''Shadow of Revan'' story takes place on the Imperial homeworld of Ziost. The ([[InsistentTerminology former]]) Sith Emperor is -- [[OurGhostsAreDifferent "manifesting on" might be the term]] -- the planet, causing a HatePlague that is gradually driving the population to kill one another. Naturally, the player characters are called in to stop it. But just when they think they've succeeded and returned to space, the Emperor unleashes a World-Wrecking Wave that literally turns everyone on the planet to ash, kills off all life, and bleaches the ground and sky. The implication is that he could have done this ''at any time'', but waited until you'd left [[ForTheEvulz for his own sick amusement]].
18th Aug '15 7:05:52 PM nombretomado
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* Both the Ultimate Annhilator and the Genesis Waves of [[ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog]] were this. Subverted in that the results of all three incidences, which were always meant to be destructive, didn't quite turn out how their architects had intended due to sabotage of some kind either before or after implementation. As a result, most of the intended changes didn't take or weren't permanent. [[spoiler: Then its ''doubly'' subverted with the reversion of the last Genesis Wave. Only this time, its ''Eggman'' who sabotages ''Sonic''.]]
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* Both the Ultimate Annhilator and the Genesis Waves of [[ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog]] were this. Subverted in that the results of all three incidences, which were always meant to be destructive, didn't quite turn out how their architects had intended due to sabotage of some kind either before or after implementation. As a result, most of the intended changes didn't take or weren't permanent. [[spoiler: Then its ''doubly'' subverted with the reversion of the last Genesis Wave. Only this time, its ''Eggman'' who sabotages ''Sonic''.]]
27th Jul '15 6:06:12 AM Kakai
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* The short film ''Pixels'' shows parts of New York being disintegrated into tiny cubes by various creatures and objects from arcade games that escaped into our world from a thrown-out TV. Then a giant bomb finishes it off by pixellating everything in the blast, and eventually turning entire world into one giant black cube that drifts silently through space.
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* The short film ''Pixels'' ''Film/{{Pixels}}'' shows parts of New York being disintegrated into tiny cubes by various creatures and objects from arcade games that escaped into our world from a thrown-out TV. Then a giant bomb finishes it off by pixellating everything in the blast, and eventually turning entire world into one giant black cube that drifts silently through space.
6th Jul '15 10:58:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheCroods'' has [[NoAntagonist no direct antagonist]], so the only danger is the end of the world quakes that are catching up to them. * When the Drej mothership fires on Earth in ''TitanAE'', it causes one of these... [[FromBadToWorse just before]] [[EarthShatteringKaboom the earth blows up]].
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* ''TheCroods'' ''WesternAnimation/TheCroods'' has [[NoAntagonist no direct antagonist]], so the only danger is the end of the world quakes that are catching up to them. * When the Drej mothership fires on Earth in ''TitanAE'', ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'', it causes one of these... [[FromBadToWorse just before]] [[EarthShatteringKaboom the earth blows up]].
27th Apr '15 8:53:36 PM Vermis
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** A world wrecking wave happened to the [[SpaceElves Eldar]], ten thousand years into the past of the setting. The decadance and corruption of this highly psychic race spawned and fed a new ''god'' of pleasure and excess in [[HyperSpaceIsAScaryPlace the Warp]]. When it was finally born, the rip in space-time obliterated the heart of their old empire and sent a psychic wave of destruction through the galaxy, killing most of them and their worlds. They haven't recovered since, and [[{{Hellgate}} the rip is still there]].
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** A world wrecking wave happened to the [[SpaceElves Eldar]], ten thousand years into the past of the setting. The decadance sheer decadence and corruption of this highly psychic race spawned conceived and fed a new ''god'' of pleasure and excess in [[HyperSpaceIsAScaryPlace the Warp]]. When it was finally born, the resulting rip in space-time obliterated the heart of their old empire and sent a psychic wave of destruction through the galaxy, killing most of them and their worlds. They haven't recovered since, despite the remnants becoming space-shaolins or scuttling into a pocket universe, and [[{{Hellgate}} the rip is still there]].
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