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15th May '18 1:54:05 PM eekee
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* ''Literature/ThePoisonBelt'' has this as its entire premise, the poison being reported from Sumatra long before it reaches Britain. It may seem atypical because the poison belt is something the Earth passes through, but perhaps that's [[ScienceMarchesOn because]] it was written in 1913.

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* ''Literature/ThePoisonBelt'' has this as its entire premise, the poison being reported from Sumatra long before it reaches Britain. It may seem atypical because the poison belt is something the Earth passes through, but perhaps that's [[ScienceMarchesOn because]] it was written in 1913. Also atypical because [[spoiler:the protagonists didn't have to do anything to fix the problem. The story was merely about experiencing the horror.]]
15th May '18 1:47:45 PM eekee
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* ''Literature/ThePoisonBelt'' has this as its entire premise, the poison being reported from Sumatra long before it reaches Britain. It may seem atypical because the poison belt is something the Earth passes through, but perhaps that's [[ScienceMarchesOn because]] it was written in 1913.
3rd May '18 6:12:42 AM Sumatris
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* Every successful deployment of a Colossus planet-cracker ship in ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' results in such a wave, starting from the target planet's spatial north pole and racing around the world in a matter of days. What remains depends on the type of weapon installed on the Colossus. Three of the five options leave the planet visually unchanged since they only affect the population, leaving the target capable of supporting life and viable for (re)colonization. The fourth exiles the planet from the galactic stage by encasing it in an eternal, impenetrable energy shield. The fifth however, the aptly named [[EarthShatteringKaboom Planet Cracker]], burns away the atmosphere and turns the planet into a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Shattered World]] that's lost to the galaxy forever with absolutely no means to restore it (aside from mods, of course).
1st May '18 9:28:52 PM nombretomado
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*** No, [[IThoughtItMeant not a wave that wrecked the third world]].

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*** No, [[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant not a wave that wrecked the third world]].
27th Feb '18 1:49:40 PM gophergiggles
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* The moon crashing into the planet in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' creates one of these that obliterates all of Termina at least. After the moon hits you're treated to a scene of a horrified Link being obliterated by a wave of fire followed by a familiar chuckle:
--> "[[ArcWords You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you?]]"
10th Feb '18 1:00:29 PM Siempie
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* The medical device hacked by the Master in "The End of Time" (Doctor Who).
20th Dec '17 6:46:07 AM 64SuperNintendo
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22nd Sep '17 2:20:22 PM CheeseDogX
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'': The Great Cataclysm. A nuclear war, during [[WhenThePlanetsAlign a planetary alignment]], on the Winter Solstice, equaled a massive burst of magical energy akin to millions of human sacrifices. Every LeyLine activated at once, creating a catastrophic surge of natural disasters... which meant more people died, which meant ''more'' power flooded into the ley lines, which meant ''more'' disasters. In the end, humanity was left standing in the ruins of civilization, with aliens, other-dimensional beings, and demons all dragged onto Earth by the newly-opened portals, wondering what the hell just happened.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'': The Great Cataclysm. Cataclysm which kick started the whole setting. A nuclear war, during [[WhenThePlanetsAlign a planetary alignment]], alignment, on the Winter Solstice, equaled a massive burst of magical energy akin to millions of human sacrifices. Every LeyLine activated at once, on Earth surged with more power than they'd had in tens of thousands of years, creating a catastrophic surge of natural disasters... which meant more people died, which meant ''more'' more power flooded into the ley lines, [[ViciousCycle which meant ''more'' disasters. more disasters]]. In the end, humanity was left standing in the ruins of civilization, with aliens, other-dimensional beings, and demons all dragged onto Earth by the newly-opened portals, Rifts, wondering what the hell just happened.
27th Apr '17 6:02:49 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''[[ANime/MegaManNTWarrior Rockman.EXE Beast]]'' has the alternate universe world Beyondard. Prior to the start of the series a Dimensional Area experiment went out of control and permanently covered the entire planet in a Dimensional Area making it a CrapsackWorld where deadly computer viruses and rogue AIs exist in the real world.

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* ''[[ANime/MegaManNTWarrior ''[[Anime/MegaManNTWarrior Rockman.EXE Beast]]'' has the alternate universe world Beyondard. Prior to the start of the series a Dimensional Area experiment went out of control and permanently covered the entire planet in a Dimensional Area making it a CrapsackWorld where deadly computer viruses and rogue AIs exist in the real world.
27th Apr '17 6:02:11 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''RockmanEXEBeast'' has the alternate universe world Beyondard. Prior to the start of the series a Dimensional Area experiment went out of control and permanently covered the entire planet in a Dimensional Area making it a CrapsackWorld where deadly computer viruses and rogue AIs exist in the real world.

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* ''RockmanEXEBeast'' ''[[ANime/MegaManNTWarrior Rockman.EXE Beast]]'' has the alternate universe world Beyondard. Prior to the start of the series a Dimensional Area experiment went out of control and permanently covered the entire planet in a Dimensional Area making it a CrapsackWorld where deadly computer viruses and rogue AIs exist in the real world.
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