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4th Mar '18 6:42:49 PM nombretomado
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* The ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' series is absolutely riddled with this trope, as most of the games include [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover quite a few series]] where this sort of thing is going on, all at once - so it's not unusual to have six or seven different alien species invading Earth at the same time. Justified in the [[SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration OG series]] [[spoiler: Shu Shirakawa reveals in ''Second Original Generation" that his [[GravityMaster gravity warping]] HumongousMecha had, without his knowledge, been generating a Singularity (an alteration of space-time probability within the universe) which was causing these coincidences to occur more often. He cancels the effect at the same time he drops this bombshell, but acknowledges it's probably too late for it to change anything.]]

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* The ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' series is absolutely riddled with this trope, as most of the games include [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover quite a few series]] where this sort of thing is going on, all at once - so it's not unusual to have six or seven different alien species invading Earth at the same time. Justified in the [[SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration OG series]] [[spoiler: Shu Shirakawa reveals in ''Second Original Generation" that his [[GravityMaster gravity warping]] HumongousMecha had, without his knowledge, been generating a Singularity (an alteration of space-time probability within the universe) which was causing these coincidences to occur more often. He cancels the effect at the same time he drops this bombshell, but acknowledges it's probably too late for it to change anything.]]
17th Feb '18 12:44:24 PM nombretomado
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** 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.

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** Justified for PowerRangersSPD ''Series/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 [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace In Space]] or [[PowerRangersLostGalaxy [[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy Lost Galaxy]] have Earth in a much smaller role or not used at all thanks to its more cosmic focus.
7th Feb '18 8:04:21 AM MetroidPeter
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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 specifically, either [[BigApplesauce Central Park]].Park]] or [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse the Budokan]].)



Both TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse and BigApplesauce taken to the MAX of the EXTREME. For subversions and aversions, see InsignificantLittleBluePlanet and EarthThatWas. For nation or region specific examples, see CreatorProvincialism

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Both Sub-tropes are, of course, TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse and BigApplesauce taken to the MAX of the EXTREME.BigApplesauce. For subversions and aversions, see InsignificantLittleBluePlanet and EarthThatWas. For nation or region specific examples, see CreatorProvincialism
31st Jan '18 11:42:37 PM Fireblood
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* In ''Film/TheFifthElement'', the SealedEvilInACan pops out every 5000 years to attack Earth. Justified in that an Ancient alien race hid a weapon there capable of destroying said evil, which would also have allowed the evil to wipe out all life in creation. That of course [[YouKeepUsingThatWord begs the question]] of why Earth was chosen in the first place.

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* In ''Film/TheFifthElement'', the SealedEvilInACan pops out every 5000 years to attack Earth. Justified in that an Ancient alien race hid a weapon there capable of destroying said evil, which would also have allowed the evil to wipe out all life in creation. That of course [[YouKeepUsingThatWord begs raises the question]] of question as to why Earth was chosen in the first place.



** A disproportionate amount of Star Wars' plot, including [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] stories, also happens to take place on Tatooine despite Luke's remark that "If there is a bright center to the universe you are the planet that is farthest from". [[spoiler:This may be because Tatooine is actually the original homeworld of humans in the galaxy where Star Wars takes place. This means Tatooine is the true Earth-analog.]]

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** A disproportionate amount of Star Wars' plot, including [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] stories, also happens to take place on Tatooine despite Luke's remark that "If there is a bright center to the universe you are the planet that is farthest from". [[spoiler:This may be because Tatooine is actually the original homeworld of humans in the galaxy where Star Wars takes place. This means Tatooine is the true Earth-analog.]]
8th Jan '18 12:11:16 PM superkeijikun
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** Beerus, the God of Destruction, first came to Earth looking for the Super Saiyan God. When he fights Goku in his Super Saiyan God form, he promises to destroy Earth if Goku loses. Beerus defeats Goku, but has since decided to spare Earth if for no other reason than because the food on Earth is too delicious to let go to waste.
9th Nov '17 3:50:53 PM chopshop
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* Downplayed quite bit in ''{{TabletopGame/Starfinder}}'', where the Earth-equivalent (Golarion) can't be the center of anything because ''it disappeared entirely'' and [[LaserGuidedAmnesia nobody remembers what happened]]. The closest it gets to this trope is that a lot of races came from Golarion before it disappeared and an adventure module that revolves around trying to figure out what happened to it.
27th Oct '17 4:39:02 PM IamTheCaligula
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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, 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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* 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, 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_ ''bottom'' of the universe, sort of like a cellar or dungeon.
7th Sep '17 1:34:53 PM ruthlesstyrant
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** Also notably averted in Halo's backstory. [[spoiler:While humanity originally hailed from Earth (or Erde-Tyrene, as it was called back then, it already ''had'' a spacefaring age 150,000 years ago, in the days of the Forerunners. Back then, the capital of humanity's star empire was the planet of Charum Hakkor, with Earth not being a very significant part of the backstory until humanity (after a long and costly conflict) was exiled back to their homeworld.]]
1st Aug '17 1:13:52 PM TristanJeremiah
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Both TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse and BigApplesauce taken to the MAX of the EXTREME. For subversions and aversions, see InsignificantLittleBluePlanet and EarthThatWas.

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Both TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse and BigApplesauce taken to the MAX of the EXTREME. For subversions and aversions, see InsignificantLittleBluePlanet and EarthThatWas.
EarthThatWas. For nation or region specific examples, see CreatorProvincialism
26th Jul '17 4:47:24 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* The D'ni from the ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' games could have linking-book access to virtually ''any'' sort of world their writers could dream up, with no regard for distances and little even for the laws of physics. Guess which planet they decided to settle down on (well, in) and found their capital city.

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* The D'ni from the ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' games could have linking-book access to virtually ''any'' sort of world their writers could dream up, with no regard for distances and little even for the laws of physics. Guess which planet they decided to settle down on (well, in) and found their capital city. Subverted in a few ways; first, they didn't actually know if the surface was habitable or not, just their cavern city. Second, the D'ni were actually refugees from the collapse of an earlier civilization, and there were much more successful colonies on other worlds.
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