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"If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever."

"When did the future switch from being a promise to being a threat?"

Tegan: Why isn't the 51st century all space cities and monorails?
Doctor: That would have been the thirty-first. Things move on.
Tegan: Mainly backwards.
Big Finish Doctor Who, "The Butcher of Brisbane"

"This world... This future... It's a nightmare!"

"This future sucks!"
Ranma Saotome, Ranma 1/2

"Without you around, Mega, nobody could stop Wily!"
Roll, the Mega Man cartoon

"For those of you still living under the illusion that you will have freedom, know this: my armies have exterminated the last pockets of resistance, and I now control the entire planet. The traitorous Utrom scientists I have captured are completing a colossal transmat device. With it, I will send forth my armies and enslave the stars, one world after another. There is no hope. There is only the Shredder."
The Shredder, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003), "Same As It Never Was"

"And in the future... all is devastation."
Buzz Buzz, EarthBound

"Because of him, the whole world is gonna be enslaved. Everything you believe in will lie in ashes, and the X-Men are going to die."
Bishop, X-Men

"But... The future refused to change."

"If these shadows remain unaltered by the future..."

"I am Trellia and you are my ancestor. I am from the distant future, or one possible future... There is another possible future: a dark future, the Vortex future."

"...No winds blow... The day never comes... Neither spring nor summer ever comes... It's a world of unrelenting darkness... It would be no exaggeration to call it the complete ruin of the world."

"As you can see, Booker, the lunatics are running the asylum. They don't even listen to me anymore. All I can do is watch... as what I set into motion slides into its terminal stage. It took all I had left in me... just to bring you here."
Elizabeth Comstock, Bioshock Infinite

"People are saying the world is like a Black Mirror episode now. I like to think I wouldn't have been quite so on the nose, what with the Nazis."

"The others ran like they'd seen their future up close."
Cobra, by Andrew Vachss

"The future: a dark, desolate world. A world of war, suffering, loss on both sides. Mutants - and the humans who dared to help them - fighting an enemy we cannot defeat. Are we destined down this path, destined to destroy ourselves like so many species before us? Or can we evolve fast enough to change ourselves, change our fate? Is the future truly set?"
Charles Xavier, X-Men: Days of Future Past

If you are receiving this, we are gone. They are eating us! WE ARE EATEN. We are dying! WE ARE DEAD. No longer outside of time. We are past tense. WE WERE. This is an echo-recording-transmission cast out into the void. MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE.
The Dreaming Ones woke. Then there was-was eating. EATING. Devouring matter and light and gravity and time and slurping the skin of reality. Even black holes nervously closed their slavering event horizons for fear of offending worse predators. The Dreaming Ones ate and ate and ate - then they left. One by one distant stars will wink out.
The Buzzing, The Secret World

Twilight Sparkle: Is there some sort of epic pony war in the distant future or something?
Future Twilight: Actually, I'm from next Tuesday morning.

Future Rachel: Of course. We won. You all led us on a nice chase, but in the end, we won. This planet is Yeerk territory. The human race has achieved its destiny as hosts for the Yeerk race.
Marco: If you know so much, how did we come to be here? In the future?
Future Visser Three: <An Ellimist has brought you here. In your own time, you face a choice. The Ellimist has brought you six humans... you five humans and one Andalite... here to show you a future. To show you the future. Soon he will return you to your own time.>
Rachel: What choice did we make?
Future Rachel: The right one, obviously. Everything has worked out perfectly.
Animorphs #7: The Stranger


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