* Everyone died. Everyone. You. Your friends. Your family. '''Everyone'''.
** It gets worse than that! The story doesn't specifically say it was everyone from a specific frame in time. Just "everyone". Which means anyone who ever existed on any plane of time or space is dead because of this barnacle.
** It's also possible that the world died slowly. After all, [[FridgeHorror it didn't say how fast or how peacefully everyone died]]...
* The fact that the story didn't help at all.
* It ended. It's all over.
* [[TheWoobie The barnacle]] was so ugly that it never had any friends. How can you not weep over his plight?
** Combined with him JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope, he's quite the WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds. How the mighty can fall...