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Nifty infographic celebrates the survivors of worlds that sci-fi killed

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Jun 13, 2013

Nothing quite says "bummer, man" like millions of voices suddenly crying out in terror and then suddenly being silenced.

Science fiction writers are meaner to their characters than any other genre writers. Why? Well, because they occasionally like to blow up someone's entire planet. That's pretty messed up, but on the plus side, it makes for some great stories. A character's pain is often an audience's pleasure.

And in the spirit of that sadistic revelation, here we have an infographic showing some of the most famous examples of whole worlds going bye-bye.

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What do you think -- who suffered the best worst? And what planets would you add?

(via Confused)

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