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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.
26th Jul '17 4:39:27 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** Played straight in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''. Shepard's heroics have put their species at the top of the Reapers' hit list, so they focus on humans as soon as they arrive (after making short work of the batarians, who were basically in their way). Earth isn't the only "home-world" to fall, but it's where the game begins and ends - the Reapers even [[spoiler: move the Citadel there after capturing it]].

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** Played straight in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''. Shepard's heroics have put their species at the top of the Reapers' hit list, so they focus on humans as soon as they arrive (after making short work of the batarians, who were basically in their way). Earth isn't the only "home-world" to fall, but it's where the game begins and ends - the Reapers even [[spoiler: move the Citadel there after capturing it]]. Focusing on Earth ends up biting the Reapers, though; [[spoiler: it means most of their other major offensives are underpowered and ultimately thrown back once the races start working together, freeing forces for the counterattack.]]
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".
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