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"The Rainbow of Darkness, the darkness sends. Now, begin the night that never ends!"

Nightmare Moon: Well, well, well! Somepony who remembers me. Then you also know why I'm here?
Twilight Sparkle: You're here to... to...
Nightmare Moon: Remember this day, little ponies, for it was your last. From this moment forth, the night... will last... forever!

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And though the Sun may plead and threaten,
The Moon will stand her ground!

It comes to this at last, I will no longer yield the sky,
If they cannot love but one princess alone.
See the moon is rising, she has come to claim the heavens for her own!
And all will know the wonder
Of my dark and jeweled sky

When all the world is wrapped
In an eternal lullaby
So say goodnight at this,
The final setting of the sun
Tomorrow dawns in darkness
The nighttime has begun!

Sapir: If the curve holds true, the sun will set at 3.01 pm on Thursday and will not rise again. There will be no sunrise on Friday.
Cameron: But how is that possible?
Sapir: It's not.
Cameron: Then how—
Sapir: It is what it is. <sobbing> It just...is.

The winter drove them mad. It drove every man mad who had ever lived through it; there was only ever the question of degree. The sun disappeared, and you could not leave the tunnels, and everything and everyone you loved was ten thousand miles away. At best, a man suffered from strange lapses in judgment and perception, finding himself at the mirror about to comb his hair with a mechanical pencil, stepping into his undershirt, boiling up a pot of concentrated orange juice for tea. Most men felt a sudden blaze of recovery in the hearts at the first glimpse of a pale hem of sunlight on the horizon in mid-September. But there were stories, apocryphal, perhaps, but far from dubious, of men in past expeditions who sank so deeply into the drift of their own melancholy that they were lost forever. And few among the wives and families of the men who returned from a winter on the Ice would have said that what they got back was identical to what they had sent down there.

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I had a dream, which was not all a dream.
The bright sun was extinguish'd, and the stars
Did wander darkling in the eternal space,
Rayless, and pathless, and the icy earth
Swung blind and blackening in the moonless air;
Morn came and went—and came, and brought no day,
And men forgot their passions in the dread
Of this their desolation; and all hearts
Were chill'd into a selfish prayer for light.
— From Darkness by Lord Byron

Snuff out the light, claim your right.
To a world of darkness
Snuff out the light here tonight
Apparitions of eternal darkness
Spiraling in circles through the night
Creatures of beguiling blackness
No more squinting in the light
Bats and owls and coiled sea dragons, crocodile and carrion beasts
Swirling in the growing darkness- Join us in the coming feast
Spectre wraith and apparition
Spirit demon phantom shade
Salamander serpents, dog-faced devils
Dance and watch the dying sunlight fade
— Yzma's cut song from The Emperor's New Groove

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Darkness covers the entire world: the sun no longer shines; the moon and stars are not seen in the heavens. No light penetrates the inky shroud. Deprived of the sun, the Earth grows cold. White snow drifts down from the black sky, Leaves turn crisp and dead beneath lacy frost. The lakes and rivers freeze more slowly, but in a few days a rime of ice covers them as well, and inches out to sea. The flowers, insects, birds and animals of summer are the first to die. Even the winter-hardy evergreens slowly wither, however, without the sun's light to sustain them. As the cold sweeps into the tropics, creatures that never felt winter shiver and die.
Humanity resists as best it can: where the power grid remains intact, generators hum and lights shine against the darkness. These regions would be larger had Kindred elders not sabotaged civilization to protect themselves. Less fortunate people huddle around fireplaces and light candles. The people who remain in cities are hit the hardest. Few among their undead masters care very much.

John Murdoch: When was the last time you remember doing something during the day?
Inspector Frank Bumstead: What do you mean?
John Murdoch: I just mean during the day. Daylight. When was the last time you remember seeing it? And I'm not talking about some distant, half-forgotten childhood memory — I mean like yesterday. Last week. Can you come up with a single memory? ...You can't, can you? You know something, I don't think the sun even exists in this place. Because I've been up for hours and hours and hours, and the night never ends here.

"He's b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sadie Kane can't seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down. Now Apophis is threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness, and the Kanes are faced with the impossible task of having to destroy him once and for all."
Official description of The Serpent's Shadow, the final book of The Kane Chronicles

"This land shall know no dawn. I will spew forth darkness and drown all in eternal night. And high above you I shall shine uncaring, cold and distant as the moon!"
Tsukuyomi, Final Fantasy XIV

The world ends the way the universe began — with darkness. Without warning, the sun and moon disappear, stunning people around the world and completely baffling scientists. A number of astronomers, both professional and amateur, begin ranting about monsters devouring the sun and moon, and other nonsense. Without a rational explanation, people around the world soon begin to panic...
—"Ragnarok - Apocalypse," The End of the World: Wrath Of The Gods
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