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17th Jun '16 12:21:44 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* "Hole in the Sea" by Music/{{Cormorant}} (with guest vocals by Aaron Gregory of Giant Squid) starts off with this, then is revealed to be a RestartTheWorld by the end.
18th May '16 2:21:55 PM nombretomado
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* The "Gaia's Avenger" variant is a fairly common PoliceProcedural plot, particularly for shows trying to strike a balance between left-wing and right-wing villain politics. ''Series/LawAndOrder'', ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', ''CSINewYork'', and ''Series/CriminalMinds'' have all tackled eco-terrorist bombers who saw themselves this way.

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* The "Gaia's Avenger" variant is a fairly common PoliceProcedural plot, particularly for shows trying to strike a balance between left-wing and right-wing villain politics. ''Series/LawAndOrder'', ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', ''CSINewYork'', ''Series/{{CSINY}}'', and ''Series/CriminalMinds'' have all tackled eco-terrorist bombers who saw themselves this way.
14th May '16 12:40:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* Not Earth-based, but Planet of ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' has the Mind Worms, that respond to excessive pollution by making a beeline for the offending habitation and gruesomely killing everyone inside. So, either you keep your Planet rating high, or you'd better have some real strong defences. By the way, some of them can fly, and they're perfectly capable of penetrating airtight sea-based colonies too.

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* Not Earth-based, but Planet of ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' has the Mind Worms, that respond to excessive pollution by making a beeline for the offending habitation and gruesomely killing everyone inside. So, either you keep your Planet rating high, or you'd better have some real strong defences. By the way, some of them can fly, and they're perfectly capable of penetrating airtight sea-based colonies too.
3rd May '16 4:48:40 PM Theriocephalus
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* The Devouring Earth in ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' are animate plants, rocks, and fungi who were created by Hamidon Pasilima, an eco-terrorist MadScientist who turned himself into The Hamidon, a giant single-celled organism that's the toughest Giant Monster in the game.

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* The Devouring Earth in ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' are animate plants, rocks, and fungi who were created by Hamidon Pasilima, an eco-terrorist MadScientist who turned himself into The the Hamidon, a giant single-celled organism that's the toughest Giant Monster giant monster in the game.



*** There are technologies that are useful against them (Neural Amplifier, Trance Training, etc...) and you can even breed your own, domestic mindworms.
** Playing as the- what else?- ''Gaian'' faction enables environmental empathy that allows the mindworms to be ''captured'', and then used as weapons against the other jerks in the game. This can lead to some [[SuperweaponSurprise nasty times]] for anyone who fights the Gaians while relying on spamming undertrained units, and can turn a relatively backwards Gaian player into a world conqueror if he/she plays his/her cards right.
*** As if that weren't enough, the Cult of Planet (in the aforementioned expansion) declare themselves more or less Gaia's Avengers, with a, well, cult-like devotion to Planet and the environmental cause.

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*** There are technologies that are useful against them (Neural Amplifier, Trance Training, etc...etc.) and you can even breed your own, domestic mindworms.
** Playing as the- what else?- the ''Gaian'' faction faction, naturally enough, enables environmental empathy that allows the mindworms to be ''captured'', ''captured'' and then used as weapons against the other jerks factions in the game. This can lead to some [[SuperweaponSurprise nasty times]] for anyone who fights the Gaians while relying on spamming undertrained units, and can turn a relatively backwards Gaian player into a world conqueror if he/she they plays his/her their cards right.
*** ** As if that weren't enough, the Cult of Planet (in the aforementioned expansion) declare themselves more or less Gaia's Avengers, with a, well, cult-like devotion to Planet and the environmental cause.
3rd May '16 4:41:00 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''Gaia's Avenger'' -- Here, Nature may or may not be sentient, as well as pollution does or does not have to be a problem at all. At least to anyone but this person, who took it as a [[MissionFromGod personal quest]] to fight any real or perceived polluters, all in the name of Mother Earth. {{Knight Templar}}ship abounds, but there are [[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers some]] right. The NatureSpirit, PlantPerson, and BeastMan, and generally anyone who can [[TheEmpath "Feel the Planet's pain!"]] are likely avengers.

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* ''Gaia's Avenger'' -- Here, Nature may or may not be sentient, as well as pollution does or does not have to be a problem at all. At least to anyone but this person, who took it as a [[MissionFromGod personal quest]] to fight any real or perceived polluters, all in the name of Mother Earth. {{Knight Templar}}ship abounds, but there are [[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers some]] right. The NatureSpirit, PlantPerson, and BeastMan, and generally anyone who can [[TheEmpath "Feel the Planet's pain!"]] are likely avengers.



** [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=397688 Primeval Titan]]'s card combines this with GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "When nature calls, run!"

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** [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=397688 Primeval Titan]]'s card combines this with GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "When nature calls, run!"''run''."
20th Apr '16 8:42:41 PM Loekman3
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* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar II'' takes the term a bit more literally, as Gaia herself joins in the revolution against the Olympians (although this has more to do with avenging the Titans' defeat at the hands of the gods than avenging nature).
** Like most ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' entries, it's worth noting Gaia was pretty much like this in Myth/GreekMythology as well. There wasn't any generation of deities that she didn't take issue with. If she wasn't providing assistance to their enemies, she was spawning monsters to kill them on her behalf.
** In the third game, Gaia [[spoiler:turns on Kratos partly because his rampage has nearly destroyed the world.]]

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* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar II'' ''VideoGame/GodOfWarII'' takes the term a bit more literally, as Gaia herself joins in the revolution against the Olympians (although this has more to do with avenging the Titans' defeat at the hands of the gods than avenging nature).
** Like most ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' ''[[VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries God Of War]]'' entries, it's worth noting Gaia was pretty much like this in Myth/GreekMythology as well. There wasn't any generation of deities that she didn't take issue with. If she wasn't providing assistance to their enemies, she was spawning monsters to kill them on her behalf.
** In the [[VideoGame/GodOfWarIII third game, game]], Gaia [[spoiler:turns on Kratos partly because his rampage has nearly destroyed the world.]]
16th Apr '16 2:23:54 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Various beings in the works of Creator/HayaoMiyazaki, notably the Ohmu in ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' and the animal spirits in ''Anime/PrincessMononoke''. [[spoiler:Although the Ohmu were found to be Gaia's creation to help clean up the earth, not to destroy humanity. This is actually subverted in the manga: the whole new purifying ecosystem is revealed to have been created by human scientists before the collapse of civilization in order to eventually make the planet fit for a new human population.]]

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* Various beings in the works of Creator/HayaoMiyazaki, notably the Ohmu in ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' and ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'', the animal spirits in ''Anime/PrincessMononoke''. [[spoiler:Although ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', and Fujimoto in ''Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea''. Although the Ohmu were found to be Gaia's [[spoiler:Gaia's creation to help clean up the earth, not to destroy humanity. This is actually subverted in the manga: the whole new purifying ecosystem is revealed to have been created by human scientists before the collapse of civilization in order to eventually make the planet fit for a new human population.]]
26th Mar '16 4:16:56 PM SovereignGFC
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* Lunara becomes a full-fledged Gaia's Avenger in ''Fanfic/HeroesOfTheDeskRepercussions''. She has to be told to tone it down, even though it is her day job to keep watch over natural areas.
25th Mar '16 2:01:16 AM DarkHunter
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* In [[OrionsArm Orion's Arm]] the AI named GAIA was slowly given more responsibility for running Earth. After some very serious disaster GAIA finally decided that humans were messing everything up. She declared that all but a select few sentients had to leave, those who didn't were slaughtered.

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* In [[OrionsArm Orion's Arm]] the AI named GAIA was slowly given more responsibility for running Earth. After some very serious disaster GAIA finally decided that humans were messing everything up. the root cause for most of Earth's problems. She declared that all but a select few sentients had to leave, those who didn't were slaughtered.slaughtered (though GAIA was kind enough to build a fleet of starships capable of transporting humanity off-world first).
8th Mar '16 10:34:41 AM superkeaton
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**However, over the course of the film, Godzilla actually proves to be a more heroic champion of nature than his origional incarnation, only attacking humans after they deliberately antagonize him and even then he only retaliates against the military.
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