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Crack In The Sky
Rents in the sky dramatically indicate total disaster.
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Want to signal to the viewer that 'everything has gone to heck'? Show that the thing the heroes are up against is vast beyond creation?

A Crack In The Sky is a (usually jagged) rent or rift in the sky, as if the atmosphere was a physical dome with a gap in it. If one is seen during the daytime, it's usually black; at night, the crack is instead usually brilliant white. Its appearance typically signals only one thing: whatever caused the break is powerful enough to mess things up on a planetary scale. For extra Nightmare Fuel, have the crack slowly bleeding, turning the rest of the sky color.

In real life, this is functionally impossible (the atmosphere doesn't work that way), but it doesn't prevent it from happening in fiction.

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