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12th May '16 3:50:48 PM MrFreeze
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Popularized by Erich von Däniken's 1968 book ''Chariots of the Gods'' and its various sequels, which stridently insist that a careful blend of selected archaeological evidence will reveal that this very scenario happened in reality. The Real Life evidence for this is little but if it's brought up in fiction, [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight expect these theories to be always right on the money]]. After all, it's not like either aliens ''or'' ancient humans would be interesting enough to write fiction about on their own, without them interacting, would they?

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Popularized by Erich von Däniken's 1968 book ''Chariots of the Gods'' Gods?'' and its various sequels, which stridently insist that a careful blend of selected archaeological evidence will reveal that this very scenario happened in reality. The Real Life evidence for this is little but if it's brought up in fiction, [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight expect these theories to be always right on the money]]. After all, it's not like either aliens ''or'' ancient humans would be interesting enough to write fiction about on their own, without them interacting, would they?
2nd May '16 1:28:17 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Protoculture of ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' is presented as such in the prequel ''Anime/MacrossZero'', when it's revealed they have influenced the culture of the people of Mayan Island (it's also hinted they interbred with them) so they would be able to activate an artifact that would either [[AbusivePrecursors bomb mankind back into stone age if they reached space before renouncing to war]] or provide Protoculture technology if they did renounce war. Humans being humans and the Anti-UN having just bombed Mayan Island before it was activated, the Bird Human immediately arms the WaveMotionGun.

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* The Protoculture of ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' is ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' are presented as such in the prequel ''Anime/MacrossZero'', when it's revealed they have influenced the culture of the people of Mayan Island (it's also hinted they interbred with them) so they would be able to activate an artifact (the "Bird Human") that would either [[AbusivePrecursors bomb mankind back into stone age if they reached space before renouncing to war]] or provide Protoculture technology if they did renounce war. Humans being humans and the Anti-UN having just bombed Mayan Island before it was activated, the Bird Human immediately arms the its WaveMotionGun.
2nd May '16 11:47:38 AM Hanz
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* In ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', the battery of Rick's spaceship is powered by a miniature civilization that Rick in the guise of an alien has taught how to generate power through pedals, siphoning most of the energy for himself. [[RecursiveReality The race itself is on the cusp of doing the same thing to another "teenyverse", who are also planning the same thing with their own mini-universe]]. When Zeep, the scientist heading the research in the first miniverse realizes this, he proceeds to [[RageAgainstTheGods learn to see Rick as a cruel god]].
24th Apr '16 12:33:34 PM Quanyails
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* Videogame/ArNosurge reveals [[spoiler: that the Teru Tribe on [[Videogame/ArTonelico Ar Ciel]] arrived a few thousand years ago as an advance party for the people escaping their dying home planet of Ra Ciela.]]

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* Videogame/ArNosurge ''Videogame/ArNosurge'' reveals [[spoiler: that the Teru Tribe on [[Videogame/ArTonelico Ar Ciel]] arrived a few thousand years ago as an advance party for the people escaping their dying home planet of Ra Ciela.]]
24th Apr '16 12:33:07 PM Quanyails
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* Exists in a modified form in the ''Franchise/{{Dune}} universe. That universe is AbsentAliens, but the same trope happens with more advanced civilizations of humans doing it to less advanced societies. This is most common with the Bene Gesserit Missionaria Protectiva.

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* Exists in a modified form in the ''Franchise/{{Dune}} ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' universe. That universe is AbsentAliens, but the same trope happens with more advanced civilizations of humans doing it to less advanced societies. This is most common with the Bene Gesserit Missionaria Protectiva.
7th Apr '16 5:51:34 PM Caspoi
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** Another interesting twist from the setting are that humans are the AncientAstronauts to other species. The Tau are one of the few species this happened to and who still exist; the ancient technology that the Tau found? A ''human'' ship that was supposed to wipe them out but was caught in a warpstorm. However, most other primitive species found by the Imperium tend to die via zenophobic planet cleansing.

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** Another interesting twist from the setting are that humans are the AncientAstronauts to other species. The Tau are one of the few species this happened to and who still exist; the ancient technology that the Tau found? A ''human'' ship that was supposed to wipe them out but was caught in a warpstorm. However, most other primitive species found by the Imperium tend to die via zenophobic xenophobic planet cleansing.
24th Mar '16 2:04:32 PM thatother1dude
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23rd Mar '16 12:39:40 PM Morgenthaler
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* The crew of ''SpaceIslandOne'' encounter a Babylonian space probe.
* Kolob in ''ChildrenOfTheDogStar'' is one of three alien space probes from Sirius that imparted advanced knowledge to ancient people, including the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogon_people#Dogon_and_Sirius Dogon]].

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* The crew of ''SpaceIslandOne'' ''Series/SpaceIslandOne'' encounter a Babylonian space probe.
* Kolob in ''ChildrenOfTheDogStar'' ''Series/ChildrenOfTheDogStar'' is one of three alien space probes from Sirius that imparted advanced knowledge to ancient people, including the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogon_people#Dogon_and_Sirius Dogon]].



* Features rather prominently by the end of ''{{Tracker}}''. Cirronians visited Earth, hid the Vardian DoomsdayDevice to keep it safe, and interbred with humanity to create a guardian line. Cole also mentions things like Stonehenge and the Pyramids when he explains things to Mel. Most Migar folk belive it's a myth by the time of the series, but Mel and Cole find [[AllMythsAreTrue it's all true.]]

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* Features rather prominently by the end of ''{{Tracker}}''.''Series/{{Tracker}}''. Cirronians visited Earth, hid the Vardian DoomsdayDevice to keep it safe, and interbred with humanity to create a guardian line. Cole also mentions things like Stonehenge and the Pyramids when he explains things to Mel. Most Migar folk belive it's a myth by the time of the series, but Mel and Cole find [[AllMythsAreTrue it's all true.]]
19th Mar '16 9:33:01 AM thatother1dude
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* It is revealed in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' that the Homeworld gems built colonies 5000 years ago, but they had plans to rid the world of its resources for the purpose of creating more gems and expanding their empire. This eventually led to a ''WesternAnimation/GreatOffScreenWar'' Between homeworld and the crystal gems because of the massive amount of Earth's energy used to make the gems grown at kindergarten.

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* It is revealed in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' that the Homeworld gems built colonies over 5000 years ago, but they had plans to rid the world of its resources for the purpose of creating more gems and expanding their empire. This eventually led to a ''WesternAnimation/GreatOffScreenWar'' GreatOffScreenWar Between homeworld and the crystal gems because of the massive amount of Earth's energy used to make the gems grown at kindergarten.
18th Mar '16 7:41:09 PM jedijackkenobi88
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* It is revealed in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' that the Homeworld gems built colonies 5000 years ago, but they had plans to rid the world of its resources for the purpose of creating more gems and expanding their empire. This eventually led to a ''WesternAnimation/GreatOffScreenWar'' Between homeworld and the crystal gems because of the massive amount of Earth's energy used to make the gems grown at kindergarten.
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