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* ''ComicBook/TheLegendOfWonderWoman2016'': Despite the way the adults brush her off the danger Diana feels encroaching on Themyscira is not imagined. The power of the gods has waned to the point that they are begining to fade even in the pocket demension of Themyscira which they retreated to, and shortly after Diana leaves the island the infighting among the gods as they try to stave off death and force the Amazons to help them enslave humanity to get new worshipers leaves Themyscira in ruins and all the Amazons besides Hippolyta dead or turned to stone.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'':
*** Trabia Garden, the garden from which Selphie was transferred to Balamb, is heavily damaged by a missile strike one third into the game. Just to nail it further, when you'll get to visit the place, [[TearJerker you can visit a graveyard with numerous tombstones of the people that perished to that attack]].
*** This may happen to Balamb Garden, the current home of your cast barring Irvine and Zell, if you fail to sabotage the missile attack on it. This however gives you a NonStandardGameOver.


** In ''Legacy of the Void'', [[spoiler:This happened to Shakuras when Amon's Zerg brood and hybrids overrun the entire planet and the Protoss were forced to destroy it. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in that despite Shakuras being their home, the Dark Templars' true homeworld is Aiur.]]

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** In ''Legacy of the Void'', [[spoiler:This happened to Shakuras when Amon's Zerg brood and hybrids overrun the entire planet and the Protoss were forced to destroy it. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in that despite Shakuras being their home, the Dark Templars' Templars still considered Aiur to be their true homeworld is Aiur.home.]]

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* Inverted in ''[[Webcomic/FifteenMinds Blue Moon Blossom]]''; [[spoiler:the bunny]] returns to their hometown to find that it was ravaged by incorporeal snake demons that turned all the inhabitants to stone, leaving [[spoiler:the bunny and the rabbit spirit]] to restore the village. The others tried to fight back, as evidenced by the villagers wielding swords and other weapons, but to no avail.


** And a Middle Eastern country called [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Krugis]]; bonus points in that in this case, [[spoiler: the protagonist was one of those that [[WhereIWasBornAndRazed brought chaos and destruction to the village]] as an unwitting ChildSoldier]].

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** And a Middle Eastern country called [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Krugis]]; bonus points in that in this case, [[spoiler: the protagonist was one of those that [[WhereIWasBornAndRazed brought chaos and destruction to the village]] as an unwitting ChildSoldier]].{{Child Soldier|s}}]].


* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky'' has Joshua's real home, Hamel, Erebonia, razed to the ground as a PretextForWar against their neighbor Liberl. This then spills towards the rest of the series with ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel'' where it's revealed that [[spoiler:Rean's home before being adopted by the Schwarzer's was razed to the ground by the same people who did the [[FalseFlagOperation Hamel Incident.]]]]

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky'' has Joshua's [[spoiler:Joshua's real home, Hamel, Erebonia, razed to the ground as a PretextForWar against their neighbor Liberl.Liberl]]. This then spills towards the rest of the series with ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel'' where it's revealed that [[spoiler:Rean's home before being adopted by the Schwarzer's was razed to the ground by the same people who did the [[FalseFlagOperation Hamel Incident.]]]]


* In the T.V series ''Series/{{Lost}}'' one of the antagonists, "the man in black" has his village burned down.

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* In the T.V series ''Series/{{Lost}}'' ''Series/{{Lost}}'', one of the antagonists, "the man in black" black", has his village burned down.down.
* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'': In "The Grid", Scott Bowman discovers that almost everyone in his hometown of Halford, Washington has been taken over by a computer.



* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'': In "The Grid", Scott Bowman discovers that almost everyone in his hometown of Halford, Washington has been taken over by a computer.



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* Parodied in [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=38 this]] ''WebComic/{{Fanboys}}'' strip.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Not one, not two, but ''all four'' cardinal point Air Nomad temples were destroyed by Fire Lord Sozin in his campaign to wipe out the airbenders and prevent the Avatar from stopping him.
** Pointedly subverted with Katara and Sokka's village to establish Zuko as an AntiVillain. Aang agreed to turn himself in if Zuko left the village alone, and even though he breaks out and two villagers helped him, he doesn't do anything for revenge and just leaves.
** Subverted with Jet in the sense that he plays the trope to the letter, but isn't the hero. Or even A hero.
* The events of ''WesternAnimation/{{Dinotrux}}'' are set into motion when the main character's original home is destroyed in a volcano eruption, forcing him to move.
* [[ManipulativeBastard Discord]] from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' uses the threat of this in a SadisticChoice on Rainbow Dash, forcing her to choose between allowing her hometown of Cloudsdale to be destroyed or helping her friends stop Discord. Even worse, there's nothing to imply it ''isn't happening for real'' and Discord is just enough of a psycho to go through with it.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsResistance'': Kazuda Xiono is from Hosnian Prime, the capital of the New Republic, which was destroyed by the First Order in ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. In [[Recap/StarWarsResistanceS1E19NoEscapePartI "No Escape, Part I"]], Kaz [[WatchingTroyBurn sees it happen]].



---> ''"This isn't how I wanted you to see my home..."''

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Not one, not two, but ''all four'' cardinal point Air Nomad temples were destroyed by Fire Lord Sozin in his campaign to wipe out the airbenders and prevent the Avatar from stopping him.
** Pointedly subverted with Katara and Sokka's village to establish Zuko as an AntiVillain. Aang agreed to turn himself in if Zuko left the village alone, and even though he breaks out and two villagers helped him, he doesn't do anything for revenge and just leaves.
** Subverted with Jet in the sense that he plays the trope to the letter, but isn't the hero. Or even A hero.
* [[ManipulativeBastard Discord]] from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' uses the threat of this in a SadisticChoice on Rainbow Dash, forcing her to choose between allowing her hometown of Cloudsdale to be destroyed or helping her friends stop Discord. Even worse, there's nothing to imply it ''isn't happening for real'' and Discord is just enough of a psycho to go through with it.
* The events of ''WesternAnimation/{{Dinotrux}}'' are set into motion when the main character's original home is destroyed in a volcano eruption, forcing him to move.


** Yokuda, the original homeland of the Redguards, was mostly "sunk beneath the sea" in the 1st Era. There are many stories as to why it happened, ranging from the natural (earthquake, tsunami) to the fantastic (a rogue group of [[MasterSwordsman Ansei]] using their DangerousForbiddenTechnique FantasticNuke) with the truth likely lost to history.

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** Yokuda, the original homeland of the Redguards, was mostly "sunk beneath the sea" in the 1st Era. There are many stories as to why it happened, ranging from the natural (earthquake, tsunami) to the fantastic (a rogue group of [[MasterSwordsman Ansei]] using their DangerousForbiddenTechnique FantasticNuke) with the truth likely lost to history. There are some indications there are still some Yokudans living there, but the once continental land of Yokuda has been reduced to a few small islands.


* [[ManipulativeBastard Discord]] from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' uses the threat of this in a SadisticChoice on Rainbow Dash, forcing her to choice between allowing her hometown of Cloudsdale to be destroyed or helping her friends stop Discord. Even worse, there's nothing to imply it ''isn't happening for real'' and Discord is just enough of a psycho to go through with it.

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* [[ManipulativeBastard Discord]] from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' uses the threat of this in a SadisticChoice on Rainbow Dash, forcing her to choice choose between allowing her hometown of Cloudsdale to be destroyed or helping her friends stop Discord. Even worse, there's nothing to imply it ''isn't happening for real'' and Discord is just enough of a psycho to go through with it.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky'' has Joshua's real home, Hamel, Erebonia, razed to the ground as a PretextForWar against their neighbor Liberl. This then spills towards the rest of the series with ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel'' where it's revealed that [[spoiler:Rean's home before being adopted by the Schwarzer's was razed to the ground by the same people who did the [[FalseFlagOperation Hamel Incident.]]]]


* ''WebSeries/{{RWBY}}'': This is a fairly common occurrence on [[DeathWorld Remnant]]. Since the Creatures of Grimm seem to exist just to wipe out humanity, villages and cities outside the Four Kingdoms (and inside them is by no means a guarantee of safety either) tend to be frequent targets, and you have the various [[BanditClan Bandit Clans]] that roam around out there. In the main cast, however, we have [[spoiler: Lie Ren]] whose home village of [[spoiler: Kuroyuri]] was destoryed by Grimm years ago.

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* ''WebSeries/{{RWBY}}'': ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': This is a fairly common occurrence on [[DeathWorld Remnant]]. Since the Creatures of Grimm seem to exist just to wipe out humanity, villages and cities outside the Four Kingdoms (and inside them is by no means a guarantee of safety either) tend to be frequent targets, and you have the various [[BanditClan Bandit Clans]] that roam around out there. In the main cast, however, we have [[spoiler: Lie Ren]] whose home village of [[spoiler: Kuroyuri]] was destoryed by Grimm years ago.

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* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'': In "The Grid", Scott Bowman discovers that almost everyone in his hometown of Halford, Washington has been taken over by a computer.


** ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'' continues the tradition with Velvet's hometown, Aball, which suffers from an outbreak of daemonblight as part of an event that would go down in history as the Advent. Everyone except Velvet and Artorius succumbs to it. Three years later, the party visits the village, looking as if nothing had ever happened to it, though [[spoiler:it turns out to all be an illusion; Aball has remained uninhabited for those three years.]]

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** ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'' continues the tradition with Velvet's hometown, Aball, which suffers from an outbreak of daemonblight as part of an event that would go down in history as the Advent. Everyone except Velvet and Artorius succumbs to it. For extra fun, because the townsfolk were turned into AlwaysChaoticEvil daemons and Velvet was turned into a daemon who feeds on other daemons Velvet had to eat her entire village to survive. Three years later, the party visits the village, looking as if nothing had ever happened to it, though [[spoiler:it turns out to all be an illusion; Aball has remained uninhabited for those three years.]]

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* ''Film/TheHungerGamesCatchingFire'' tells about the annihilation of [[spoiler: Katniss' home district]].
* ''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjay'' shows the ruins after the annihilation of [[spoiler: Katniss' home district]].


* Once upon a time, there was a space colony called [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Side 7]].

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* Once upon a time, there was a space colony called [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam [[Anime/videoSuitGundam Side 7]].



* Subverted, then partially inverted in ''VideoGame/GoldenSun''. The game opens with a (mostly sucessful) attempt to keep it from happening, then [[spoiler:The hometown is destroyed in the ending to the 2nd game]]

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* Subverted, then partially inverted in ''VideoGame/GoldenSun''. The game opens with a (mostly sucessful) attempt to keep it from happening, then [[spoiler:The hometown is destroyed in the ending to the 2nd game]]game]].



* In the first [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Dawn of War]] game, Captain Gabriel Angelos begins the game recently having returned from a campaign where he had to request an [[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt exterminatus]] on his own home planet. [[BerserkButton It'd probably be best to not mention it around him.]]

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* In the first [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Dawn ''Dawn of War]] War'']] game, Captain Gabriel Angelos begins the game recently having returned from a campaign where he had to request an [[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt exterminatus]] on his own home planet. [[BerserkButton It'd probably be best to not mention it around him.]]

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