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4th Jul '17 11:03:24 AM M84
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* Earth doesn't exist in the ''VideoGame/WarCraft'' series, but there, Azeroth is the center of the universe. Only one other planet has ever been visited in the games, and it's a ShatteredWorld, torn apart as a side effect of one of the [[TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed many conflicts Azeroth has withstood]] ''just within the past generation''. But we know that many other worlds exist, and every named one is a ThrowawayCountry. Argus and probably Xoroth were conquered by the Burning Legion, K'aresh was conquered by a different kind of demon, we're told that the Titans have created or remodeled countless worlds as a matter of course and the Burning Legion in turn has destroyed countless, the Old Gods are imprisoned on Azeroth and have some kind of influence on Draenor as well... but the intelligent life on Azeroth has survived attacks by ''all'' of the above and more.

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* Earth doesn't exist in the ''VideoGame/WarCraft'' series, but there, Azeroth is the center of the universe. Only one other planet has ever been visited in the games, and it's a ShatteredWorld, torn apart as a side effect of one of the [[TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed many conflicts Azeroth has withstood]] ''just within the past generation''. But we know that many other worlds exist, and every named one is a ThrowawayCountry. Argus and probably Xoroth were conquered by the Burning Legion, K'aresh was conquered by a different kind of demon, we're told that the Titans have created or remodeled countless worlds as a matter of course and the Burning Legion in turn has destroyed countless, the Old Gods are imprisoned on Azeroth and have some kind of influence on Draenor as well... but the intelligent life on Azeroth has survived attacks by ''all'' of the above and more. It turns out there is a reason Azeroth is so important: [[spoiler:it is the host of the last Titan world-soul, one that is destined to be the most powerful Titan in existence. The Void Gods want to corrupt it, which is why the sent the Old Gods to Azeroth in the first place. Sargeras covets the world-soul for himself since he fell in LoveAtFirstSight with it after it opened its eye towards him in a vision.]]
4th Jul '17 10:58:29 AM M84
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** ''Film/TransformersTheLastKnight'' reveals ''why'' Earth is so special. [[spoiler:It formed around '''Unicron'''.]]
1st Jul '17 3:23:06 PM Leefan
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* Earth is the centre of the ''visible'' universe. This is not a reflection of its cosmic status, however. It's just the point the observation is being done ''from''. Beyond the visible universe is just too far to see, limited by speed of light. Confusingly, despite the universe being ~13 billion years old the observable universe has a radius closer to ~45 billion light years and the radius of the actual universe is even bigger. Something to do with how the expansion of space-time isn't limited by the speed of light. It's a consequence of Hubble's Law, that the further two bodies in the expanding universe are from each other the faster they are moving away from each other (or, more precisely, the faster the amount space in between them is expanding). The horizon of the observable universe is the distance at which that point in space is moving away from us faster than the speed of light, so that no light originating beyond that point can ever reach us.

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* Earth is the centre of the ''visible'' universe. This is not a reflection of its cosmic status, however. It's just the point the observation is being done ''from''. Beyond the visible universe is just too far to see, limited by speed of light. Confusingly, despite the universe being ~13 billion billion(?) years old the observable universe has a radius closer to ~45 billion light years and the radius of the actual universe is even bigger. Something to do with how the expansion of space-time isn't limited by the speed of light. It's a consequence of Hubble's Law, that the further two bodies in the expanding universe are from each other the faster they are moving away from each other (or, more precisely, the faster the amount space in between them is expanding). The horizon of the observable universe is the distance at which that point in space is moving away from us faster than the speed of light, so that no light originating beyond that point can ever reach us.
10th Jun '17 12:45:45 AM Az_Tech341
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Some alien or another, whether it's one ship or its entire race, crash-lands, with no possible means of control for where they end up? Earth. (More specifically, the United States. (More specifically, [[BigApplesauce Central Park]].))

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Some alien or another, whether it's one ship or its entire race, crash-lands, with no possible means of control for where they end up? Earth. (More specifically, the United States. (More States; more specifically, [[BigApplesauce Central Park]].))
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It could be that the reason we don't hear about the invasions of other planets is that we weren't there, and we don't know about the baddies till they visit us. If that's the case, though, the universe must be teeming with ancient evils, reviving marauder races and professional invaders to the point where it's amazing any peaceful race has survived for more than five minutes.

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It could be that the reason we don't hear about the invasions of other planets is that we weren't there, and we don't know about the baddies till they visit us. If that's the case, though, the universe must be teeming with ancient evils, reviving marauder races races, and professional invaders to the point where it's amazing any peaceful race has survived for more than five minutes.
10th May '17 9:32:09 PM EricW
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* Just about every single season of ''Franchise/PowerRangers''. Early seasons at least, give lip service to Earth being an InsignificantLittleBluePlanet but it doesn't really work. Justified at times, as often the threats are earth-based.

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* Just about every single season of ''Franchise/PowerRangers''. Early seasons at least, give lip service to Earth being an InsignificantLittleBluePlanet but it doesn't really work. Justified at times, as often the threats are earth-based. However, Aliens have a bad habit of dropping in on the planet to find some intergalactic treasure, conquer some planet during their normal conquests, and each time somehow it's Earth with their legions of power rangers that manage to stop them in their tracks.
** Justified for PowerRangersSPD as "Earth has become a haven to all manner of species who come from the furthest reaches of the galaxy to live in peace". So while not the center, its reputation has made it a center for the universe.
** On the other hand, certain series such as [[PowerRangersInSpace In Space]] or [[PowerRangersLostGalaxy Lost Galaxy]] have Earth in a much smaller role or not used at all thanks to its more cosmic focus.
8th May '17 8:50:35 PM WiddershinsDaughter
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* The song Jeremy Messersmith wrote for Minnesota Public Radio's fiftieth anniversary, "Little Blue World":
--> Home, we call home,
--> The only one we've ever known,
--> Home, we call home,
--> Drifting along on this little blue world
--> We call home
21st Mar '17 4:40:37 AM RobTan
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** Lampshaded first in "The War Games". As the Doctor is called to task for flouting ThePrimeDirective, the Time Lords banish him to 20th century Earth, which he admits "seems more vulnerable than others".

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** Lampshaded first in "The War Games". As the Doctor is called to task for flouting ThePrimeDirective, the PrimeDirective, the Time Lords banish him to 20th century Earth, which he admits "seems more vulnerable than others".
21st Mar '17 4:38:58 AM RobTan
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** Lampshaded first in "The War Games". As the Doctor is called to task for flouting ThePrimeDirective, the Time Lords banish him to 20th century Earth, which he admits "seems more vulnerable than others".
16th Mar '17 3:18:37 PM themisterfree
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*** And that superfuel- Ore-13- ended up attracting both human and alien villains to kickstart the ''[[ComicBook/Revolution2016 Revolution]]'' event and the Franchise/HasbroComicUniverse.
12th Mar '17 3:56:12 PM pvsage
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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocentric_model literal interpretation]] of this trope was the accepted scientific view of the universe up until the 16th century, when people started thinking [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heliocentrism the Sun was the centre of the universe]], and that was discredited over time when people started realizing that the stars were also suns in their own right and no star had a privileged position, about the 20th century or so. Note that this is not as egocentric as it sounds and is often made out to be. In the old geocentric cosmology, gravity pointed to the center of the universe and there only. Earth was the "off-scourings of creation," at the _bottom_ of the universe, sort of like a cellar or dungeon.

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocentric_model literal interpretation]] of this trope was the accepted scientific view of the universe up until the 16th century, when people started thinking [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heliocentrism the Sun was the centre of the universe]], and that was discredited over time when people started realizing that the stars were also suns in their own right and no star had a privileged position, about the 20th century or so.so, and after ''that'' we had better telescopes that let us see that many of the structures we called nebulae were actually other galaxies, so even our own Milky Way isn't such a privileged place in particular. Note that this is not as egocentric as it sounds and is often made out to be. In the old geocentric cosmology, gravity pointed to the center of the universe and there only. Earth was the "off-scourings of creation," at the _bottom_ of the universe, sort of like a cellar or dungeon.
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