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29th Mar '16 1:30:57 AM StFan
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* ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life|1}}'' is about aliens from Xen coming through a portal to Earth, albeit unintentionally (though given the chance, the Nihilanth was more than happy to conquer, or try it anyway). The second is set in a {{dystopia}} where different aliens, the Combine, came through and defeated both the Xenians and Earth in a CurbStompBattle.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life|1}}'' ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' is about aliens from Xen coming through a portal to Earth, albeit unintentionally (though given the chance, the Nihilanth was more than happy to conquer, or try it anyway). The second is set in a {{dystopia}} where different aliens, the Combine, came through and defeated both the Xenians and Earth in a CurbStompBattle.
28th Mar '16 2:36:27 PM MagBas
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* Music/XJapan's original 1994 anime PV for ''Rusty Nail'' centers around fighting an AlienInvasion of the combined types: an infiltration involving a HypnoTrinket, followed on by a full-scale invasion that destroyed the world. Humanity fights back with phallic weapons, the summoning of MarySue / CrystalDragonJesus, roses, and [[UpToEleven roses as phallic weapons]].

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* Music/XJapan's original 1994 anime PV for ''Rusty Nail'' centers around fighting an AlienInvasion of the combined types: an infiltration involving a HypnoTrinket, followed on by a full-scale invasion that destroyed the world. Humanity fights back with phallic weapons, the summoning of MarySue / CrystalDragonJesus, roses, and [[UpToEleven roses as phallic weapons]].
27th Mar '16 10:25:13 AM ZombieAladdin
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* Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog and his allies have dealt with a few:
** The Black Arms invade in ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'', though the all-out assault on Earth had been planned out at least fifty years prior. The purpose, however, is not so much to conquer or destroy as it is to obtain the Chaos Emeralds.
** The Marauders in ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles'', though not strictly aliens, do arrive en masse from an alternate dimension, and their attempt to conquer Earth plays out very much like one.
** The Zeti attempt an invasion in ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'', though the invasion force consists of only six members. They each can psychically hijack an unlimited number of machines to do whatever they want, making them a major threat anyway. Sonic immediately takes the fight over to their planet, the Lost Hex, and stops them before they can do any significant damage.
** [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD'': Dr. Eggman and his robot army invade the Little Planet in order to take it over. Eggman succeeds, covering the planet in a metallic shell, requiring Sonic to travel to the past.
27th Mar '16 4:56:07 AM matteste
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* It says something about the world of ''Videogame/{{Nier}}'' that an alien invasion that occurs sometime after the events of the game actually makes things ''better'' [[spoiler:if only because it convinces the Shades and Replicants to work together to fight it.]]

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* It says something about the world of ''Videogame/{{Nier}}'' that an alien invasion that occurs sometime after the events of the game actually makes things ''better'' [[spoiler:if only because it convinces the Shades and Replicants to work together to fight it.]]]] Ages later when ''Videogame/NierAutomata'' begins, the invasion is still going on.
18th Mar '16 10:14:01 AM ChronoLegion
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** They're back in ''Film/IndependenceDayResurgence'', set 20 years later. Humanity has rebuilt in the meantime and was able to study and adapt some of the alien tech, but the second alien force appears to be much larger than the first one.
18th Mar '16 7:31:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* In an episode of ''EarthFinalConflict'', two characters end up in an alternate universe where the [[EnergyBeings Taelons]] are in the process of conquering Earth through their [[LesCollaborateurs human subjects]] with LaResistance actually having more advanced weapons technology than Prime!Earth. Despite this, the Taelons are clearly winning. In the Prime universe, the Taelons come to Earth bearing gifts and claiming to seek peacefull cooperation. Their true motives remain hidden. The key point appears to be the arrival of an ancient Taelon named Ma'el to Earth in the Prime universe, which he never did in the alternate one. Ma'el, apparently, encouraged humans to urbanize and form centralized civilizations in order to resist the arrival of Taelons in the future. The alternate humans live in villages with the closest equivalent of cities being trading centers.

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* In an episode of ''EarthFinalConflict'', ''Series/EarthFinalConflict'', two characters end up in an alternate universe where the [[EnergyBeings Taelons]] are in the process of conquering Earth through their [[LesCollaborateurs human subjects]] with LaResistance actually having more advanced weapons technology than Prime!Earth. Despite this, the Taelons are clearly winning. In the Prime universe, the Taelons come to Earth bearing gifts and claiming to seek peacefull cooperation. Their true motives remain hidden. The key point appears to be the arrival of an ancient Taelon named Ma'el to Earth in the Prime universe, which he never did in the alternate one. Ma'el, apparently, encouraged humans to urbanize and form centralized civilizations in order to resist the arrival of Taelons in the future. The alternate humans live in villages with the closest equivalent of cities being trading centers.
12th Feb '16 6:26:59 PM InsidiousUnicorn
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* ''FanFic/WarboundWidow'' has this happen with planet Earth via the Alternian Empire, which kickstarts the plot.
10th Feb '16 10:49:00 PM jormis29
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** ''XCOMEnemyUnknown'' (2012) changes things up a bit. The aliens are still invading, but world domination or the extinction of humanity are not their goals this time around. [[spoiler: They're actually ''testing'' humanity to see if we can A) survive their limited but devastating onslaught and B) see if we can develop PsychicPowers, and thus join the Ethereals as equals.]]

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** ''XCOMEnemyUnknown'' ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' (2012) changes things up a bit. The aliens are still invading, but world domination or the extinction of humanity are not their goals this time around. [[spoiler: They're actually ''testing'' humanity to see if we can A) survive their limited but devastating onslaught and B) see if we can develop PsychicPowers, and thus join the Ethereals as equals.]]



** ''TheBureauXCOMDeclassified'' (which occupies an AlternateContinuity, despite being touted as a prequel), has the aliens as PlanetLooters who need to constantly take other planets, as they quickly use up any planet under their rule. Any new race is added to [[HiveMind Mozaic]] to be used as soldiers for the next invasion.

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** ''TheBureauXCOMDeclassified'' ''VideoGame/TheBureauXCOMDeclassified'' (which occupies an AlternateContinuity, despite being touted as a prequel), has the aliens as PlanetLooters who need to constantly take other planets, as they quickly use up any planet under their rule. Any new race is added to [[HiveMind Mozaic]] to be used as soldiers for the next invasion.



* A variation in ''{{Freelancer}}'', where it's not Earth that's under threat but the humans living in the Sirius Sector. The aliens are infiltrating the four Houses and are attempting to cripple the human fleets before making their move.

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* A variation in ''{{Freelancer}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Freelancer}}'', where it's not Earth that's under threat but the humans living in the Sirius Sector. The aliens are infiltrating the four Houses and are attempting to cripple the human fleets before making their move.
23rd Jan '16 6:55:43 AM Mullon
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*** Frieza's arrival on Earth with his army in ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'' is explicitly called an invasion.
16th Jan '16 2:18:30 AM RavenWilder
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* ''Series/{{The 100}}'' [[PlayingWithATrope plays with the trope]]. The aliens are actually human beings descended from 21st Century astronauts, but they otherwise fit the trope to a T: they come from space, are more technologically advanced than the people of Earth, and intend to (re-)colonize the planet. They don't think of themselves as invaders, though: they've always thought of Earth as their real home, even if no living person among them has been there before, and when they first send people down to the planet, they thought Earth-based humanity had long since died out. It's not until one of Earth's natives gives them a WhatTheHellHero moment that they realize how much they've been playing the alien invader role.
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