The destruction of your home world is one of the worst things that could ever happen to a science fiction character. It’s also a popular theme laced throughout science fiction movies and television shows. The annihilation of planets happens in a variety of different ways, from explosions, to war, or a gradual destruction where the planet’s environment causes the destruction of the lifeforms that inhabit it. There are many famous planets that have been destroyed over the years, and many sci-fi characters who have survived their planet’s destruction. We’ll take a look at a couple of them below in this graphic from Confused.
There are famous planets destroyed, but none more famous than Alderaan, the home planet of Princess Leia Organa Skywalker, destroyed by The Empire (or Death Star more specifically). We all remember Lord Vader standing with Leia as she is questioned about the secret hiding spot of the rebel army, and is asked to give up its location to save her planet. When she gives up the rebel base to save her planet, they just go and blow it up anyway.
A newer addition to the “My Planet was Destroyed” group is Spock, who suffered the loss of his hope world Vulcan to a black hole created in the planet’s core by the Romulan, Nero. Spock Prime, and Spock, both watch on as their planet is swallowed alive by a black hole. This destruction makes it impossible for Spock to command the enterprise with his feelings having been awakened, which then sets up Kirk to take his rightful place in the Captain’s chair of the enterprise.
Check out the full infographic below, and see what other characters survived the destruction of their planets.