History Main / AlienNonInterferenceClause

1st Jun '18 9:10:11 PM FordPrefect
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*** Picard's reasoning was definitely not helped by the fact that he didn't invoke his interpretation of the PD until after he learned of the exploitative relationship. Up until that point he was hours away from returning them to their status quo. Under his 11th-hour interpretation he should never had answered their distress call in the first place and let Ornaran freighter crash.

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*** Picard's reasoning was definitely not helped by the fact that he didn't invoke his interpretation of the PD until after he learned of the exploitative relationship. Up until that point he was hours away from returning them to their status quo. Under his 11th-hour interpretation he should never had answered their distress call in the first place and let the Ornaran freighter crash.
24th May '18 4:12:33 PM Ramidel
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* In ''TabletopGame/HeroesUnlimited'', the Compact prevents technological trading and radical interference with underdeveloped planets, such as Earth.
19th May '18 2:33:37 AM Dvandemon
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** Also in Marvel the reason the [[AllMythsAreTrue quite real pantheons]] of the world's cultures don't overtly interact with mortals anymore is this trope being enforced by [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens The Ce]][[AlwaysABiggerFish lestials]] so their experiment with human evolution isn't interfered with.
17th May '18 1:28:41 PM Discar
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** By the time of ''[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings the trilogy]]'', the Valar could be said to have taken up a style of this similar to the Ellimist and Crayak: They tried to fight [[BigBad Morgoth]] directly, and the results were ''[[Literature/TheSilmarillion not pretty for Arda]]''. They (and the related Maiar) are not exactly hiding, though; there are plenty of people in Middle-Earth (Galadriel, for example) who have personally met the Valar, Gandalf ''is'' a Maia, and Elrond is descended from one.
** The Istari, meanwhile, are Maiar wizards sent to Middle-Earth to oppose Sauron. Nonetheless, they have a looser version of this trope in effect, in that they are forbidden from opposing Sauron by meeting power with power; their job is to organize and inspire the people of Middle-Earth against Sauron, not to fight the war for them. Hence, Gandalf doesn't use magic to solve the plot on his own because it's not his role, and the one Wizard who actually breaks this rule has already fallen to evil and allied with Sauron.

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** By the time of ''[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings the trilogy]]'', trilogy]], the Valar could be said to have taken up a style of this similar to the Ellimist and Crayak: They tried to fight [[BigBad Morgoth]] directly, and the results were ''[[Literature/TheSilmarillion [[Literature/TheSilmarillion not pretty for Arda]]''.Arda]]. They (and the related Maiar) are not exactly hiding, though; there are plenty of people in Middle-Earth (Galadriel, for example) who have personally met the Valar, Gandalf ''is'' a Maia, and Elrond is descended from one.
** The Istari, meanwhile, are Maiar wizards sent to Middle-Earth to oppose Sauron. Nonetheless, they have a looser version of this trope in effect, in that they are forbidden from opposing Sauron by meeting power with power; their job is to organize and inspire the people of Middle-Earth against Sauron, not to fight the war for them. Hence, Gandalf doesn't use magic to solve the plot on his own because it's not his role, and the one Wizard who actually breaks this rule has already fallen to evil and allied with Sauron. In fact, even Sauron (who is also a Maia) is not willing to fight at full power; he could try to destroy the human cities with a wave of his hand, but the Istari would stop him, creating an escalating race of magical response until entire continents are destroyed. It's far safer for everyone involved to just use mortal armies.
10th May '18 9:34:13 PM MagiMecha
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** Earlier than that, a Federation captain is tasked to join a conference between the Romulan Star Empire and the Federation when it seems Empress Sela wishes to mend bridges after the Federation decided to back the fledgling Romulan Republic as the Empire had been painting the Republic as a bunch of terrorists trying to destabilize the peace. One Romulan ambassador snidely calls you out for siding with the Republic, as the Prime Directive states that they can't get involved with the political disputes of non-Federation worlds. The captain just sidesteps the accusation.
6th May '18 8:04:34 PM MagiMecha
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** Prior to this, there's a set of missions involving the Vaadwaur and the Kobali. The Alpha Quadrant Alliance (The Federation, the Klingon Empire and the Romulan Republic) are called to Kobali Prime, the new home of the Kobali people. There, they learn the Vaadwaur are attacking the planet for an unknown reason. Captain Harry Kim (yeah, ''that'' Harry Kim) smells something fishy and tries to investigate, but is warned of the Prime Directive. Ultimately, they find out that [[spoiler:Kobali Prime is actually a Vaadwaur world, the Kobali are reviving dead Vaadwaur to become Kobali themselves and the Vaadwaur are not happy at this.]] Harry decides to take action, but when he's told of the Prime Directive again, he tells the person that it's kinda-sorta too late at this point.
29th Mar '18 8:51:49 PM nombretomado
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* The Pangalactic Federation of ''Franchise/StarOcean'' has the Undeveloped Planet Preservation Pact, which differs from the Star Trek version in that people don't get in as much trouble if they break out the advanced tech to save their own lives. The [=UP3=] was made with good reason, even if only a handful of the architects of it knew the real reason why it was put in place - someone ''did'' destroy a planet by providing advanced tech, and became the main architect of the [=UP3=] as a result. Which may be somewhat of a plot hole when you consider that in the rules of the [=UP3=], a 20th century world can be upgraded from "Protected Planet" (no interference) to "Developing Planet" (eligible for contact and technological uplifting). The planet that was destroyed leading to the creation of the [=UP3=] was mid-20th century. On the other hand, it can also be interpreted as cooler heads prevailing, and realizing that [[TheAtoner one guy feeling guilty]] about picking up the IdiotBall and giving ''antimatter'' to a MadScientist who blows up her planet with it doesn't mean other worlds can't be contacted in a more reasonable manner.

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* The Pangalactic Federation of ''Franchise/StarOcean'' ''VideoGame/StarOcean'' has the Undeveloped Planet Preservation Pact, which differs from the Star Trek version in that people don't get in as much trouble if they break out the advanced tech to save their own lives. The [=UP3=] was made with good reason, even if only a handful of the architects of it knew the real reason why it was put in place - someone ''did'' destroy a planet by providing advanced tech, and became the main architect of the [=UP3=] as a result. Which may be somewhat of a plot hole when you consider that in the rules of the [=UP3=], a 20th century world can be upgraded from "Protected Planet" (no interference) to "Developing Planet" (eligible for contact and technological uplifting). The planet that was destroyed leading to the creation of the [=UP3=] was mid-20th century. On the other hand, it can also be interpreted as cooler heads prevailing, and realizing that [[TheAtoner one guy feeling guilty]] about picking up the IdiotBall and giving ''antimatter'' to a MadScientist who blows up her planet with it doesn't mean other worlds can't be contacted in a more reasonable manner.
24th Mar '18 10:08:20 AM Andooks
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* ''Film/CloudAtlas'': Meronym in the final segment is from a more advanced Earth civilization, not an alien, but this still applies to her. [[spoiler: Zachry manages to convince her to use her medical equipment to save Zachry's sister. To avoid potential problems, they inject her secretly, so she just appears to have a miraculous recovery; subverting the trope.]]
18th Mar '18 8:24:56 PM Gamermaster
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* Earth is treated as a demilitarized zone for the various dragon factions in ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'', and dragons are forbidden from killing humans from there ([[LoopholeAbuse though that doesn't cover "injure"]]).
12th Mar '18 12:06:01 PM GrantMK2
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** Prior to the rules from fear of mutually-assured destruction, Ellimist was fairly active in trying to stop conflicts and improve circumstances across the galaxy. When he first meets Crayak he learns that his first effort accidentally led to a species learning how to wipe out a neighboring one, while his second effort worked much better.
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