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"Dark Ages" is a term for the period in European history from the fall of the Roman Empire in 476 to circa 1000, where there is a perception of little intellectual development culturally and the few surviving records of what happened still leave a lot of things unanswered.

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  • Audience-Alienating Era, a period in a franchise where either a dramatic change of direction or style or a period of stagnation failed to gain traction with the audience, sometimes referred to the “dark age” of a franchise.

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