History NightmareFuel / LifeAfterPeople

8th Feb '18 7:58:50 AM DukeNukem4ever
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* Eventually, given millions of years, there will be no trace of evidence that we humans were ever here, save for perhaps some fossils if we get so lucky. All of our achievements, all of our buildings, all of our records now lost and buried with time. Like we never existed in the first place.

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* Eventually, given millions of years, there will be no trace of evidence that we humans we, humans, were ever here, save for perhaps some fossils if we get so lucky. All of our achievements, all of our buildings, all of our records now lost and buried with time. Like we never existed in the first place.



** The fact that the smaller and weaker pets, such as toy breeds, will not survive along with some of the more poorly designed breeds.

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** The fact that the smaller and weaker pets, such as toy breeds, [[AwesomeButImpractical as cute as they are]], will not survive along with some of the more poorly designed breeds.breeds and disappear after a month or so.



** The damage these structures endure over years. After a century, most of those buildings will either collapse... or horribly decay.

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** The damage these structures endure over years. After a century, several centuries, most of those buildings will either collapse... or horribly decay.



* Merely ''three days'' after people, Chicago would get flooded during a rainstorm.

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* Merely ''three days'' after people, Chicago would get be flooded by the eponymous river during a rainstorm.


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* 4 days after people, waterpipe system under Detroit fails, which leads to the ''entire city'' being flooded from beneath.
8th Feb '18 1:59:34 AM Bengson26
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** That explosion would also play crucial role in [=MetLife=] Building's colapse.

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** That explosion would also play a crucial role in [=MetLife=] Building's colapse.collapse.



** In addition to the simulations of rotting supermarkets, the episode features the real-life case of a Forth Worth, Texas grocery store that was abandoned after going bankrupt -- with all the food still on the shelves. When the health department entered the building three months later, they found (among other things) [[NauseaFuel jugs of spoiled milk that had literally]] ''[[NauseaFuel exploded]]'' [[NauseaFuel on the shelves, packages of lunch meat covered in gray slime, and clouds of flies so thick that the cleanup crew (who had to wear hazmat suits and oxygen tanks) couldn't see more than a few inches in front of their faces.]]

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** In addition to the simulations of rotting supermarkets, the episode features the real-life case of a Forth Fort Worth, Texas grocery store that was abandoned after going bankrupt -- with all the food still on the shelves. When the health department entered the building three months later, they found (among other things) [[NauseaFuel jugs of spoiled milk that had literally]] ''[[NauseaFuel exploded]]'' [[NauseaFuel on the shelves, packages of lunch meat covered in gray slime, and clouds of flies so thick that the cleanup crew (who had to wear hazmat suits and oxygen tanks) couldn't see more than a few inches in front of their faces.]]


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* Taipei 101's mass damper, which initially protected the building during typhoons, eventually fails, bulldozing the below 88 floors and crash-landing below ground level, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard bringing down the rest of the building]].
6th Feb '18 4:14:00 AM DukeNukem4ever
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* 10 years after people, methane gas would originate from Grand Central Terminal and then leak into the adjacent to it MetLife Building, [[StuffBlowingUp causing a violent explosion]].
** That explosion would also play crucial role in MetLife Building's colapse.

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* 10 years after people, methane gas would originate from Grand Central Terminal and then leak into the adjacent to it MetLife [=MetLife=] Building, [[StuffBlowingUp causing a violent explosion]].
** That explosion would also play crucial role in MetLife [=MetLife=] Building's colapse.
6th Feb '18 4:11:56 AM DukeNukem4ever
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* Total blackouts worldwide following mass power outage just a day or two after people count, and it pretty much warms up the viewers of what else is to come.

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[[folder: Original special]]
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* Total blackouts worldwide following mass power outage just a day or two after people count, and it pretty much warms up the viewers of [[FromBadToWorse what else is to come.come]].
* Eventually, given millions of years, there will be no trace of evidence that we humans were ever here, save for perhaps some fossils if we get so lucky. All of our achievements, all of our buildings, all of our records now lost and buried with time. Like we never existed in the first place.
* Seeing your home city being abandoned in the series combines both Nightmare Fuel and TearJerker.



* Eventually, given millions of years, there will be no trace of evidence that we humans were ever here, save for perhaps some fossils if we get so lucky. All of our achievements, all of our buildings, all of our records now lost and buried with time. Like we never existed in the first place.
* Seeing your home city being abandoned in the series combines both Nightmare Fuel and TearJerker.
* Prypiat, Ukraine. A ghost town which residents evacuated after the Chernobyl disaster. And they just HAD to add creepy child laughter in the background, too...

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* Eventually, given millions The collapse of years, there will be no trace of evidence that we humans were ever here, save for perhaps some fossils if we get so lucky. All of our achievements, all of our buildings, all of our records now lost the famous human-made structures and buried with time. Like we never existed buildings both in the first place.
* Seeing your home city being abandoned in the
original special and TV series combines both Nightmare Fuel and TearJerker.
* Prypiat, Ukraine. A ghost town which residents evacuated after the Chernobyl disaster. And they just HAD
is almost certainly this.
** The damage these structures endure over years. After a century, most of those buildings will either collapse... or horribly decay.
*** Moreover, [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou many buildings seem
to add creepy child laughter in the background, too...fall down right on YOU]].



[[folder: Original special]]
* Prypiat, Ukraine. A ghost town which residents evacuated after the Chernobyl disaster. And they just HAD to add creepy child laughter in the background, too...
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* Mixed with a heavy amount of {{squick}}, the eventual decomposition of all human remains in general, particularly those in cryofreeze and tombs. Thankfully, we don't see the aftermath. Except when [[UsefulNotes/VladimirLenin Lenin's]] body decomposes.

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* Mixed with a heavy amount of {{squick}}, the eventual decomposition of all human remains in general, particularly those in cryofreeze and tombs. Thankfully, we don't see the aftermath. Except when mummies are seen decomposing and turning into skeletons, as well as [[UsefulNotes/VladimirLenin Lenin's]] body decomposes.body.



* Merely ''three days'' after people, Chicago would get flooded during a rainstorm.



* 10 years after people a very powerful explosion in Metlife Building occurs. Eventually, that explosion plays crucial role in that building's eventual collapse.

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* 10 years after people people, methane gas would originate from Grand Central Terminal and then leak into the adjacent to it MetLife Building, [[StuffBlowingUp causing a very powerful violent explosion]].
** That
explosion in Metlife Building occurs. Eventually, that explosion plays would also play crucial role in that building's eventual collapse.MetLife Building's colapse.
5th Feb '18 6:10:35 AM DukeNukem4ever
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* [[SpecialEffectFailure Cheesy]] or not, the titular meltdown of wax sculptures in Las Vegas 3 days after people may be somewhat unnerving.



* The fate of domesticated reindeers. The ones who don't die during the first days after people will be eventually hunted down and slaughered by predators.
** Almost same fate awaits domesticated turkeys served for the Thanksgiving Day.



* Within 5 years, the flare circuits in Air Force One fails and deploys the plane's false target flares, [[KillItWithFire creating a fire on the plant-covered tarmac]]. And since the plane is always filled with fuel, this causes it to ''[[StuffBlowingUp explode]]''

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* Within 5 years, the flare circuits in Air Force One fails and deploys the plane's false target flares, [[KillItWithFire creating a fire on the plant-covered tarmac]]. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard And since the plane is always filled with fuel, fuel]], this causes it to ''[[StuffBlowingUp explode]]''explode]]''!
5th Feb '18 5:12:45 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* Atlanta would be overrun with kudzu. However, when the kudzu dries up, it forms a tinderbox. Once lightning strikes, the kudzu ignites and burns down most of Atlanta. (now pictured above)

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* Atlanta would be overrun with kudzu. However, when the kudzu dries up, it forms a tinderbox. Once lightning strikes, the kudzu ignites and burns down most of Atlanta. (now pictured above)Atlanta (pictured above).
5th Feb '18 3:29:50 AM DukeNukem4ever
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* Soviet nuclear warheads ''going off'' on the bottom of the ocean 25 years after people. Even worse, the shockwave is created (with radius being 1 km.), which kills any living sea animals nearby. Damn...
** Even worse, those warheads just ''happened'' to be the ones belonging to ''K-129'' Soviet submarine, which already had a tragic fate...

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* Soviet nuclear warheads ''going off'' ''detonating'' on the bottom of the ocean Pacific Ocean 25 years after people. Even worse, the shockwave is created (with radius being 1 km.), which kills any living sea animals nearby. Damn...
** Even worse, those warheads just ''happened'' to be the ones belonging belong to ''K-129'' Soviet submarine, which already had a tragic fate...



* The underwater corall statues on the bottom of the ocean [[UncannyValley are pretty creepy themselves]], but in the end, they will eventually decay and covered by eel.

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* The underwater corall coral statues on the bottom of the ocean [[UncannyValley are pretty creepy themselves]], but in the end, they will eventually decay and get covered by eel.
4th Feb '18 7:50:13 AM DukeNukem4ever
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* Soviet nuclear warheads ''going off'' on the bottom of the ocean 25 years after people. Even worse, the shockwave is created (with radius being 1 km.), which kills any living sea animals nearby. Damn...
** Even worse, those warheads just ''happened'' to be the ones belonging to ''K-129'' Soviet submarine, which already had a tragic fate...
2nd Feb '18 2:13:29 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* With no humans around to deliver medicine, there would be massive rabies outbreaks among both wild and domestic animals.
2nd Feb '18 6:26:16 AM DukeNukem4ever
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* Seeing-eye dogs, particularly ones with breeds, fending or trying to fend for themselves. Especially as most of them aren't suitable for such a situation without humans. The thought that our precious friends will become vicious hunters. The notion that animals will forget you and humanity in due time. The fact that the smaller and weaker pets, such as toy breeds, will not survive along with some of the more poorly designed breeds.

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* Seeing-eye dogs, particularly ones with breeds, fending or trying to fend for themselves. Especially as most of them aren't suitable for such a situation without humans.
**
The thought that our precious friends will become vicious hunters. The notion that animals will hunters and forget you and humanity in due time. time.
**
The fact that the smaller and weaker pets, such as toy breeds, will not survive along with some of the more poorly designed breeds.



* Mixed with a heavy amount of {{squick}}, the eventual decomposition of all human remains in general, particularly those in cryofreeze.

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* Mixed with a heavy amount of {{squick}}, the eventual decomposition of all human remains in general, particularly those in cryofreeze.cryofreeze and tombs. Thankfully, we don't see the aftermath. Except when [[UsefulNotes/VladimirLenin Lenin's]] body decomposes.




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* The fate of countless dairy cows across the whole planet. Even though some of them manage to adapt to the new life, most of them will eventually die off.



* 10 years after people a very powerful explosion in Metlife Building occurs. Eventually, that explosion plays crucial role in that building's eventual collapse.



* The power in Christmas shop going out in the beginning. Unlike previous episodes, where the power grid failures were not given special attention, in this episode, as the power goes out, the Christmas song which had been playing ''even after people were gone'', becomes more and more distorted until it completely fades into obscurity. Also, it happened ''during the very first day'' after people, while in other episodes, it took up to several days for the power grid to fail completely.

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* The power in Christmas shop going out in the beginning. Unlike previous episodes, where the power grid failures were not given special attention, in this episode, as the power goes out, the Christmas song which had been playing ''even after people were gone'', becomes more and more distorted until it completely fades into obscurity. Also, it happened ''during the very first day'' after people, while in other episodes, it took up to several days for the power grid to fail completely.


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* The underwater corall statues on the bottom of the ocean [[UncannyValley are pretty creepy themselves]], but in the end, they will eventually decay and covered by eel.
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