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9th Jul '16 2:51:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'': the Great Catacylsm.

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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'': ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'': the Great Catacylsm.
5th Jul '16 10:01:59 PM MadmanAcrosstheWater
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*In ''VideoGame/UltimaIX'', the Armageddon spell is depicted as one of these. This can more clearly be seen in one of the trailers, which uses a piece of footage that did not make it into the final game.
7th Jun '16 11:38:58 PM AjWargo
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* The Firebird from ''Disney/{{Fantasia 2000}}''.

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* The Firebird from ''Disney/{{Fantasia 2000}}''. It's the God of this trope in our Pantheon.
28th Apr '16 12:04:54 AM aye_amber
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* When Wuya is [[spoiler: returned to physical form]] at the end of ''XiaolinShowdown'''s first season, the region she's in...suffers. Plants die. Rivers dry up. Entire mountains become barren. When she's [[spoiler: sealed away again]], the damage is undone with a WorldHealingWave.

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* When Wuya is [[spoiler: returned to physical form]] at the end of ''XiaolinShowdown'''s ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'''s first season, the region she's in...suffers.in... Suffers. Plants die. Rivers dry up. Entire mountains become barren. When she's [[spoiler: sealed away again]], the damage is undone with a WorldHealingWave.
18th Mar '16 9:13:19 AM MetaFour
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* Music/DanielAmos: In the short story from the ''Music/VoxHumana'' liner notes, the narrator gets caught in a freezing storm cloud that spreads like a massive wave. The full extent of the wave is never shown.
-->There, rolling down upon me, over what appeared to be a snowy plain, I saw a gigantic black wave. It was miles away, but visibly devouring the earth in its approach, its crest lost in murky clouds.
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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]].
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