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28th Mar '17 1:52:52 PM Specialist290
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* ''VideoGame/Stellaris'' can have this happen to your planets if you have migration treaties with an alien empire that has the Rapid Breeder trait OR the Migratory trait or a combination of both. Setting up a colony can find you overrun with species of aliens to the point that the planet's population can easily overtake it's ability to sustain the population, and can cause shortfalls in production until the situation is resolved. Combined with the Repugnant Trait, it may even force your liberated species off the planet. If not careful, they could overrun an entire empire. Some players deliberately make these, with the intent of creating a subversive population that wants you to cede the planet back to the empire they came from... or make you regret concurring them in the first place.
28th Mar '17 8:35:07 AM hszmv1
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* ''VideoGame/Stellaris'' can have this happen to your planets if you have migration treaties with an alien empire that has the Rapid Breeder trait OR the Migratory trait or a combination of both. Setting up a colony can find you overrun with species of aliens to the point that the planet's population can easily overtake it's ability to sustain the population, and can cause shortfalls in production until the situation is resolved. Combined with the Repugnant Trait, it may even force your liberated species off the planet. If not careful, they could overrun an entire empire. Some players deliberately make these, with the intent of creating a subversive population that wants you to cede the planet back to the empire they came from... or make you regret concurring them in the first place.
11th Jan '17 3:06:56 PM Theriocephalus
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* The Orks are a [[PlantAliens fungoid hybrid lifeform]] that provides a weird variant of this. Each Ork constantly sheds spores (particularly after death) that usually grow into normal mushrooms, but in certain conditions will sprout first [[ArmlessBiped squigs]], then [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent snotlings, gretchin]], and finally more Orks. Thus each Ork is a one-asexual-alien ecosystem, and any planet that has successfully repelled an Ork invasion will probably still be plagued by recurring tribes of Orks for generations to come. The Department Munitorium, ever pragmatic, consider these worlds to be highly valuable as recruiting grounds, as guardsmen recruited from these worlds have a tendency to be disciplined, methodical, and "bloodied" in combat against feral Ork tribes.

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* ** The Orks are a [[PlantAliens fungoid hybrid lifeform]] that provides a weird variant of this. Each Ork constantly sheds spores (particularly after death) that usually grow into normal mushrooms, but in certain conditions will sprout first [[ArmlessBiped squigs]], then [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent snotlings, gretchin]], and finally more Orks. Thus each Ork is a one-asexual-alien ecosystem, and any planet that has successfully repelled an Ork invasion will probably still be plagued by recurring tribes of Orks for generations to come. The Department Munitorium, ever pragmatic, consider these worlds to be highly valuable as recruiting grounds, as guardsmen recruited from these worlds have a tendency to be disciplined, methodical, and "bloodied" in combat against feral Ork tribes.



* Pops up in ''VideoGame/DeadSpace'' - repurposing dead skin cells found in the dust of the ventilation system, ''something'' starts growing inside the ship, gradually transforming the atmosphere into something toxic for humans... even inside a hermetically-sealed starship, it does a lot of damage and spreads widely. On a planet, it would get out of control in short order and swallow up everything. A scientist's log specifically describes it as a "habitat adjuster" or something like that... a biological terraforming engine, in other words.

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* Pops up in ''VideoGame/DeadSpace'' - -- repurposing dead skin cells found in the dust of the ventilation system, ''something'' starts growing inside the ship, gradually transforming the atmosphere into something toxic for humans... even inside a hermetically-sealed starship, it does a lot of damage and spreads widely. On a planet, it would get out of control in short order and swallow up everything. A scientist's log specifically describes it as a "habitat adjuster" or something like that... a biological terraforming engine, in other words.
11th Jan '17 3:06:32 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'''s Orks are a [[PlantAliens fungoid hybrid lifeform]] that provides a weird variant of this. Each Ork constantly sheds spores (particularly after death) that usually grow into normal mushrooms, but in certain conditions will sprout first [[ArmlessBiped squigs]], then [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent snotlings, gretchin]], and finally more Orks. Thus each Ork is a one-asexual-alien ecosystem, and any planet that has successfully repelled an Ork invasion will probably still be plagued by recurring tribes of Orks for generations to come. The Department Munitorium, ever pragmatic, consider these worlds to be highly valuable as recruiting grounds, as guardsmen recruited from these worlds have a tendency to be disciplined, methodical, and "bloodied" in combat against feral Ork tribes.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'''s ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000''':
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Orks are a [[PlantAliens fungoid hybrid lifeform]] that provides a weird variant of this. Each Ork constantly sheds spores (particularly after death) that usually grow into normal mushrooms, but in certain conditions will sprout first [[ArmlessBiped squigs]], then [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent snotlings, gretchin]], and finally more Orks. Thus each Ork is a one-asexual-alien ecosystem, and any planet that has successfully repelled an Ork invasion will probably still be plagued by recurring tribes of Orks for generations to come. The Department Munitorium, ever pragmatic, consider these worlds to be highly valuable as recruiting grounds, as guardsmen recruited from these worlds have a tendency to be disciplined, methodical, and "bloodied" in combat against feral Ork tribes.
9th Jan '17 4:18:01 PM Diesel
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* In ''VideoGame/SpaceStation13'' "Space Kudzu" is a plant that spreads rapidly throughout the station and can only be destroyed by fire. Fully grown Kudzu prevents anything from passing through the block that it is on.

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* In ''VideoGame/SpaceStation13'' "Space Kudzu" is a plant that spreads rapidly throughout the station and can only be destroyed by fire.fire or suitable cutting implements. Fully grown Kudzu prevents anything from passing through the block that it is on. Not deadly in itself, but it's great at distracting the crew from looking out for assassinations and bombings.
27th Dec '16 4:16:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* The final episode of ''GarthMarenghisDarkplace'', entitled "The Creeping Moss from the Shores of Shuggoth", itself a likely ShoutOut to "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verril" listed above, is about a virulent spaceborne ancestor of earthbound [[StockYuck broccoli]] that infects and kills Sanchez's love interest.

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* The final episode of ''GarthMarenghisDarkplace'', ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'', entitled "The Creeping Moss from the Shores of Shuggoth", itself a likely ShoutOut to "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verril" listed above, is about a virulent spaceborne ancestor of earthbound [[StockYuck broccoli]] that infects and kills Sanchez's love interest.
11th Dec '16 3:55:29 PM Adenowirus
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* In Creator/StanislawLem's short story ''The White Death'' a civilization of robots lives in [[CityPlanet gigantic city]] beneath the surface of otherwise barren world. When a crashed spaceship, with remains of human crew inside, is found on the surface, the king of the city orders it to be immediately destroyed and broken down into atoms. Single mold spore accidentally avoids destruction and subsequent widespread mildew infestation rises humidity causing the whole civilization to succumb to rusting.
11th Dec '16 10:40:07 AM Adenowirus
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* Toward the end of ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' you start to encounter organic bounce pads growing in Black Mesa.
** In Half-Life: Opposing Force parts of Black Mesa are overgrown with some sort of organic matter native to either Xen or Race X homeworld. This biomass often provides ammo for Spore Launcher, attachment points for Barnacle Grapple and, in one instance, a Healing Pool.


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** Barnacles are even more fitting example, as they seem to grow in every place with ceiling and enough moisture.
20th Nov '16 2:59:43 PM Generality
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* The Croach in the ''Literature/CodexAlera''.

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* The Croach in the ''Literature/CodexAlera''.''Literature/CodexAlera'' is basically an {{expy}} of the [[VideoGame/StarCraft Zerg Creep]], but it resembles a pale green wax rather than a giant spleen. Air pockets within the surface recreate the ideal Vord atmosphere, and any natural life that gets caught in the Croach is gradually broken down into nutrients for the Vord creatures to sustain their biomass. There are specialized creatures that spread it, much like the red plants in ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds''.
31st Oct '16 12:20:55 PM __Vano
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The aliens may release it deliberately as part of their invasion in order to {{Terraform}} the Earth into a planet more suited to their own environment, or it may be just the result of the alien plants naturally being able to outproduce the local competition.

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The aliens may release it deliberately as part of their invasion in order to {{Terraform}} the Earth [[HostileTerraforming into a planet more suited to their own environment, environment]], or it may be just the result of the alien plants naturally being able to outproduce the local competition.
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