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Playing With: Eternal Recurrence
Basic Trope: The End of the World as We Know It is guaranteed to happen every X years, where X is virtually immutable.
  • Straight: Exactly every ten thousand years, all civilizations on Planet Troperia is wiped out by an unknown factor.
  • Exaggerated: Exactly every hundred million years, all life in the Universe is wiped out by an unknown factor.
  • Downplayed: Exactly every ten thousand years, all civilizations on Planet Troperia is set back by a major disaster or cataclysm. The people know this well and are prepared for it.
  • Justified: The Will of The Planet wipes out civilizations before they become too advanced and start draining all the Mana on the planet.
  • Inverted: There's a recurring time-window where The End of the World as We Know It cannot happen, no matter what. After that, however, all the bets are off.
  • Subverted: The Will of The Planet decide to halt the apocalypse this time, due to a pure-hearted maiden travelling to The Lifestream and convince the Planet that all people are good. Reading her memory, the Planet know this to be true.
  • Double Subverted: Some greedy jackass decide to exploit Mana anyway, and the people suffer the Planet's final solution due to their action.
  • Parodied: "Right, the world ending happens every year. Does anyone have anything they reserved for tomorrow?"
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: ???
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: An Omnicidal Maniac speed up the process of Mana exploitation to speed up the coming of the apocalypse to the world that he hates.
  • Defied: Some people level themselves up to stand the world-ending force face to face. If they succeed, there is a serious risk of the death of the Planet itself.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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