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13th Oct '17 5:44:36 AM Koveras
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* The human Dragons of Earth from ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' by Creator/{{CLAMP}}.

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* The human Dragons of Earth from ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' are a loose confederation of Gaia's Avengers -- seven human magic-users tasked with undoing the seven Kekkai seals hidden around Tokyo, which would trigger the Final Judgment, freeing the planet from humanity's domination. They are opposed by Creator/{{CLAMP}}.the seven Dragons of Heaven, guardians of the Kekkai and of humanity's continued existence.
28th Sep '17 12:28:56 AM 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, 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, BeastMan, {{Treant|s}} and generally anyone who can [[TheEmpath "Feel the Planet's pain!"]] are likely avengers.



* In ''Anime/BlueGender'', "The Blue" was generated by Earth to answer the rampant pollution and overpopulation of humanity. The Blue slaughter humans who rise above the hunter-gatherer level and convert their bodies into incubation pods for trees. Whether or not The Blue also blew up a spaceship or that was just humans being dicks is unknown.

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* In ''Anime/BlueGender'', "The Blue" was generated by Earth to answer the rampant pollution and overpopulation of humanity. The Blue slaughter humans who rise above the hunter-gatherer level and convert their bodies into incubation pods for trees. Whether or not The the Blue also blew up a spaceship or that was just humans being dicks is unknown.



* Played ''really'' proper in TheHeroesOfOlympus, what with [[spoiler:Gaia being the [[BigBad Big Bad]] and all. The only difference is Gaia is more angry at the ''Gods'' than humanity, though as she plans the desecration of the Gods and everything they stand for, ''which includes human society...'' humans aren't exactly getting off scot-free.]]

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* Played ''really'' proper in TheHeroesOfOlympus, ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'', what with [[spoiler:Gaia being the [[BigBad Big Bad]] and all. The only difference is Gaia is more angry at the ''Gods'' than humanity, though as she plans the desecration of the Gods and everything they stand for, ''which includes human society... '' humans aren't exactly getting off scot-free.]]



* The counterdragons in ''LightNovel/UnlimitedFafnir'' are created by the world to oppose true dragons - a term which refers to anything that threatens the world. Two of the true dragons are the now-extinct Atlantean civilization and modern humanity. Notably, the counterdragons don't have to destroy their targets - modern humanity was handled by creating a vampire with the ability to control humans and prevent them from destroying the world. However, the previous counterdragons, having defeated their corresponding true dragons, have become threats to humanity. [[spoiler:The main character is in fact one of the counterdragons.]]

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* The counterdragons in ''LightNovel/UnlimitedFafnir'' are created by the world to oppose true dragons - -- a term which refers to anything that threatens the world. Two of the true dragons are the now-extinct Atlantean civilization and modern humanity. Notably, the counterdragons don't have to destroy their targets - -- modern humanity was handled by creating a vampire with the ability to control humans and prevent them from destroying the world. However, the previous counterdragons, having defeated their corresponding true dragons, have become threats to humanity. [[spoiler:The main character is in fact one of the counterdragons.]]



* In-universe example in ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'' - this appears to be a recurring theme in Marenghi's novels.

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* In-universe example in ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'' - -- this appears to be a recurring theme in Marenghi's novels.



* The Creature Feature song "The Meek Shall Inherit The Earth" is about this trope. At least according to the liner notes - the lyrics are a little garbled by their standards.

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* The Creature Feature song "The Meek Shall Inherit The Earth" is about this trope. At least according to the liner notes - -- the lyrics are a little garbled by their standards.



Get twisted round and tumble down - when Nature calls, we all shall drown''

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Get twisted round and tumble down - -- when Nature calls, we all shall drown''



* Wiping out much of the ocean life has also had the unfortunate side effect of creating more giant squid. It's an animal that's big enough to damage a boat, incredibly hard to kill, and that will cheerfully eat people. And since there's less and less food at the bottom of the ocean... Let's just say that krakens are ''real''.

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* Wiping out much of the ocean life has also had the unfortunate side effect of creating more giant squid. It's an animal that's big enough to damage a boat, incredibly hard to kill, and that will cheerfully eat people. And since there's less and less food at the bottom of the ocean... Let's let's just say that krakens are ''real''.
25th Sep '17 3:46:07 AM azbyc15243
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* The counterdragons in ''LightNovel/UnlimitedFafnir'' are created by the world to oppose true dragons - a term which refers to anything that threatens the world. Two of the true dragons are the now-extinct Atlantean civilization and modern humanity. Notably, the counterdragons don't have to destroy their targets - modern humanity was handled by creating a vampire with the ability to control humans and prevent them from destroying the world. However, the previous counterdragons, having defeated their corresponding true dragons, have become threats to humanity. [[spoiler:The main character is in fact one of the counterdragons.]]
21st Sep '17 1:14:49 PM Carliro
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** Mirrodin featured elves fighting against the technology of the world for the sake of nature. Problem being, most the of the world was composed of ''metal'', so other characters [[https://magiccards.info/query?q=%21Slice+in+Twain are quite happy to point out their hypocrisy]].
** Consciously averted with Green in the Kaladesh block, both because anti-technology sentiments can only get so boring after a while. Instead, the main facet of Green is technology inspired by nature, and the co-existence between civilization and the wilds. Nonetheless, flavor still mentions some elven factions dissatisfied with the spread of technology.
17th Sep '17 10:01:56 AM nombretomado
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** Australia is seen as this, with EverythingTryingToKillYou. Everything. The AustralianWildlife, the rocks, the trees, the fish, the plants, the ''ground...'' UsefulNotes/AussiesWithArtillery provides details on how invading Australia would be kind of like challenging ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} with a feather, and Website/BadassOfTheWeek suggesting you have to be [[MemeticBadass Commander Shepard]] to survive.

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** Australia is seen as this, with EverythingTryingToKillYou. Everything. The AustralianWildlife, UsefulNotes/AustralianWildlife, the rocks, the trees, the fish, the plants, the ''ground...'' UsefulNotes/AussiesWithArtillery provides details on how invading Australia would be kind of like challenging ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} with a feather, and Website/BadassOfTheWeek suggesting you have to be [[MemeticBadass Commander Shepard]] to survive.
1st Sep '17 8:12:12 PM iowaforever
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* An episode of ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' featured a group of environmental terrorists who believed that being Gaia's Vengeance was their purpose in life. They had an obsession with the Ganymede Sea Rat, an animal that's considered a delicacy and isn't portrayed as endangered in any sense of the word. The "Space Warriors" as they call themselves broke off from the more extremist environmental groups, gun down everyone where the rat is served (and celebrate the loss of human life at their hands,) and willing to release a retrovirus that will turn anything remotely human into a hooting ape over the harvesting not being prohibited, instead of limited. The episode ends with them trapped in hyperspace and [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoisted By Their Own Petard]].

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* An episode of ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' featured a group of environmental terrorists who believed that being Gaia's Vengeance was their purpose in life. They had an obsession with the Ganymede Sea Rat, an animal that's considered a delicacy and isn't portrayed as endangered in any sense of the word. The "Space Warriors" as they call themselves broke off from the more extremist moderate environmental groups, gun down everyone where the rat is served (and celebrate the loss of human life at their hands,) and willing to release a retrovirus that will turn anything remotely human into a hooting ape over the harvesting not being prohibited, instead of limited. The episode ends with them trapped in hyperspace and [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoisted By Their Own Petard]].
1st Sep '17 8:04:36 PM iowaforever
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* The purpose of the Wood Elves in ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy''. No, really, if your army is 2,000 pts or over (large enough to include a Treeman Ancient as your General), the entire thing can be composed of walking tree-things out to destroy anyone who dares to cut a shrub inside the boundaries of [[TheLostWoods Athel Loren]]. And given that they were hamstrung by the latest edition, the majority of Wood Elf armies are likely to present themselves as this, since the actual elves are overpriced.

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* The purpose of the Wood Elves in ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy''. No, really, if your army is 2,000 pts or over (large enough to include a Treeman Ancient as your General), the entire thing can be composed of walking tree-things out to destroy anyone who dares to cut a shrub inside the boundaries of [[TheLostWoods Athel Loren]]. And given that they were hamstrung by the latest edition, the majority of Wood Elf armies are likely to present themselves as this, since the actual elves are overpriced. When the elves were rolled into the main elf faction in ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'', the tree spirits became their own faction in the Sylvaneth, personal servants of the Goddess of Life Alarielle with a grudge against the Chaos followers of Nurgle for daring to damage their forest realm and try to kill their queen.
31st Aug '17 6:11:37 AM StFan
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Various beings in the works of Creator/HayaoMiyazaki, notably the Ohmu in ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'', the animal spirits in ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', and Fujimoto in ''Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea''. Although the Ohmu were found to be [[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.]]

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Various beings in the works of Creator/HayaoMiyazaki, notably the Ohmu in ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'', the animal spirits in ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', and Fujimoto in ''Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea''. Although the Ohmu were found to be [[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.]]
& Manga]]




* DCComics:

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** TheDCU also has The Green, the collected ofrces of plant-kind, with most of the plant-based heroes and villains (Poision Ivy, Swamp Thing, Black Orchid, The Floranic Man, ect.) being connected to it. There's also the Red (animals) and the Rot (decay).

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** TheDCU Franchise/TheDCU also has The Green, the collected ofrces of plant-kind, with most of the plant-based heroes and villains (Poision Ivy, Swamp Thing, Black Orchid, The Floranic Man, ect.) being connected to it. There's also the Red (animals) and the Rot (decay).



[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Subverted in a strip of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' when the boy-tiger duo come upon an area of forest that's been felled for a new apartment complex. Calvin expresses outrage on behalf of the animals that have been displaced, and caustically wonders "how people would like it if animals demolished their homes and planted new trees". Cut to Hobbes sitting in a bulldozer, stating that unfortunately the construction workers didn't leave the keys.
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[[folder:Film]][[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Various beings in the works of Creator/HayaoMiyazaki, notably the Ohmu in ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'', the animal spirits in ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', and Fujimoto in ''Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea''. Although the Ohmu were found to be [[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.]]
%%* ''Anime/FinalFantasyTheSpiritsWithin'' is based on this Trope, complete with RedOniBlueOni.
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* ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'':

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* ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'': ''Film/Godzilla2014'':



-->'''Edwards:''' Godzilla is definitely a representation of the wrath of nature. The theme is man versus nature and Godzilla is certainly the nature side of it. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption You can't win that fight.]] Nature's always going to win and that's what the subtext of our movie is about. [[TheScourgeOfGod He's the punishment we deserve.]]

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-->'''Edwards:''' --->'''Edwards:''' Godzilla is definitely a representation of the wrath of nature. The theme is man versus nature and Godzilla is certainly the nature side of it. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption You can't win that fight.]] Nature's always going to win and that's what the subtext of our movie is about. [[TheScourgeOfGod He's the punishment we deserve.]]



* The 2008 film ''Film/TheHappening'' centers around this trope.

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* %%* The 2008 film ''Film/TheHappening'' centers around this trope.



* In ''{{Film/Avatar}}'', [[spoiler:the humans invoke the wrath of the deity of the Na'vi, Eywa, a neural network that covers the entire moon, during their final assault. The helicopters get destroyed by a huge flock of ikran while the marines get run down by hammerhead titanotheres and viperwolves.]]
** [[spoiler:Gaia apparantly died when Earth's atmosphere became only slightly less deadly than Pandora's (those oxygen masks are regular outerwear ''on Earth''). In an early draft, Eywa and her creatures are unambiguously fighting the humans from the beginning, and in the end, Jake bluffs the humans into leaving forever by claiming Eywa had created a killer plague.]]
* ''Anime/FinalFantasyTheSpiritsWithin'' is based on this Trope, complete with RedOniBlueOni.

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* In ''{{Film/Avatar}}'', ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', [[spoiler:the humans invoke the wrath of the deity of the Na'vi, Eywa, a neural network that covers the entire moon, during their final assault. The helicopters get destroyed by a huge flock of ikran while the marines get run down by hammerhead titanotheres and viperwolves.]]
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]] [[spoiler:Gaia apparantly died when Earth's atmosphere became only slightly less deadly than Pandora's (those oxygen masks are regular outerwear ''on Earth''). In an early draft, Eywa and her creatures are unambiguously fighting the humans from the beginning, and in the end, Jake bluffs the humans into leaving forever by claiming Eywa had created a killer plague.]]
* ''Anime/FinalFantasyTheSpiritsWithin'' is based on this Trope, complete with RedOniBlueOni.
]]



* ''Film/AfterEarth'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2qdvELqskc The trailer]] seems to imply that Gaia got hit by some sort of HatePlague because "everything on [the] planet has evolved to kill humans" and it's been "quarantined" for so long the hero has to tell his son/student [[EarthAllAlong where they are]]. It's still [[SceneryPorn really pretty]], though.
** Of course, he could have been speaking ''[[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane literally]]''. Without technology, weapons, or sufficient numbers with which to defend ourselves, Earth is essentially a DeathWorld populated with creatures who can quite ''easily'' kill us.

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* ''Film/AfterEarth'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2qdvELqskc The trailer]] seems to imply that Gaia got hit by some sort of HatePlague because "everything on [the] planet has evolved to kill humans" and it's been "quarantined" for so long the hero has to tell his son/student [[EarthAllAlong where they are]]. It's still [[SceneryPorn really pretty]], though.
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though. Of course, he could have been speaking ''[[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane literally]]''. Without technology, weapons, or sufficient numbers with which to defend ourselves, Earth is essentially a DeathWorld populated with creatures who can quite ''easily'' kill us.



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-->A new serum eradicates the illness, an old man rises from his wheelchair
-->When suffering unknown attacks the painless and common animals are becoming rare
-->As water spins in circles twice, spiders, snakes and little mice
-->Get twisted round and tumble down - when Nature calls, we all shall drown

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-->A -->''A new serum eradicates the illness, an old man rises from his wheelchair
-->When
wheelchair\\
When
suffering unknown attacks the painless and common animals are becoming rare
-->As
rare\\
As
water spins in circles twice, spiders, snakes and little mice
-->Get
mice\\
Get
twisted round and tumble down - when Nature calls, we all shall drowndrown''



-->For thy course now is wrought with despair
-->And thy crew killed for thy costly fair
-->Not a sail nor a soul did she spare
-->Maelstrom, churn!

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-->For -->''For thy course now is wrought with despair
-->And
despair\\
And
thy crew killed for thy costly fair
-->Not
fair\\
Not
a sail nor a soul did she spare
-->Maelstrom, churn!
spare\\
Maelstrom, churn!''



-->Hello mankind, you must understand
-->Here comes your final punishment
-->Mother Nature invoked a fatal child
-->Her name is Onyx, she won't be mild
-->She is coming from outer space
-->'Cause the human race has fallen from grace
-->Brace yourself, you're next on her list
-->Her name is Onyx, she's really pissed

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-->Hello -->''Hello mankind, you must understand
-->Here
understand\\
Here
comes your final punishment
-->Mother
punishment\\
Mother
Nature invoked a fatal child
-->Her
child\\
Her
name is Onyx, she won't be mild
-->She
mild\\
She
is coming from outer space
-->'Cause
space\\
'Cause
the human race has fallen from grace
-->Brace
grace\\
Brace
yourself, you're next on her list
-->Her
list\\
Her
name is Onyx, she's really pissedpissed''



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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Subverted in a strip of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' when the boy-tiger duo come upon an area of forest that's been felled for a new apartment complex. Calvin expresses outrage on behalf of the animals that have been displaced, and caustically wonders "how people would like it if animals demolished their homes and planted new trees". Cut to Hobbes sitting in a bulldozer, stating that unfortunately the construction workers didn't leave the keys.
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* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'', this is an offered explanation for ThePlague that caused TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. The initial outbreak of ThePlague was followed by a TheMagicComesBack episode for the survivors and a few hints are dropped about the disease itself possibly having a magical factor to it, which contributes to the dominant Icelandic view that TheOldGods had something to do with it.
* In ''WebComic/WhiteDarkLife'', Malthus and his gang, the Light Demons, seek to cause the deaths of billions of people in order to ease the strain they put on the planet's ecosystems.

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* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'', ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'', this is an offered explanation for ThePlague that caused TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. The initial outbreak of ThePlague was followed by a TheMagicComesBack episode for the survivors and a few hints are dropped about the disease itself possibly having a magical factor to it, which contributes to the dominant Icelandic view that TheOldGods had something to do with it.
* In ''WebComic/WhiteDarkLife'', ''Webcomic/WhiteDarkLife'', Malthus and his gang, the Light Demons, seek to cause the deaths of billions of people in order to ease the strain they put on the planet's ecosystems.



* In the Literature/WhateleyUniverse, the story "The Braeburn Report" suggests that this trope is happening right now. WordOfGod says the authors of that report may not be right.
* The Wiki/SCPFoundation: [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1100 SCP-1100]] AKA "Gaia's Blood" mutates living things in order to kill humans. It was thought to have been created by an AnimalWrongsGroup, but [[spoiler:it seems to be literally Gaia's blood and she's extremely pissed]].
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters but Gaia is a "Crazy Bitch-Bastard" who'd kill herself to make a point according to {{Website/Cracked}}'s [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-9-biggest-bastards-2011/ Biggest Bastards Of 2011.]]

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* In the Literature/WhateleyUniverse, ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', the story "The Braeburn Report" suggests that this trope is happening right now. WordOfGod says the authors of that report may not be right.
* The Wiki/SCPFoundation: [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1100 SCP-1100]] AKA a.k.a. "Gaia's Blood" mutates living things in order to kill humans. It was thought to have been created by an AnimalWrongsGroup, but [[spoiler:it seems to be literally Gaia's blood and she's extremely pissed]].
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters but Gaia is a "Crazy Bitch-Bastard" who'd kill herself to make a point according to {{Website/Cracked}}'s Website/{{Cracked}}'s [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-9-biggest-bastards-2011/ Biggest Bastards Of 2011.]]



* Summed up [[FromTheMouthsOfBabes rather ominously by 6-year-old Maksim]] in "KidsReact to Golded Eagle Snatches Kid":
--> [[LaserGuidedKarma "People ruin nature, so that means nature can ruin people."]]

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* Summed up [[FromTheMouthsOfBabes rather ominously by 6-year-old Maksim]] in "KidsReact "WebVideo/KidsReact to Golded Eagle Snatches Kid":
--> -->'''Maksim:''' [[LaserGuidedKarma "People People ruin nature, so that means nature can ruin people."]]]]



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* The movie ''WesternAnimation/FernGullyTheLastRainforest'' had a tree in the titular rainforest containing the SealedEvilInACan, a demon named Hexxus who fed on pollution. Conveniently, he represented the destruction caused by humanity while posing a threat to humanity, getting the message across while still portraying nature in a strictly heroic manner ("Can't you feel its ''pain?''").
** Even though, strangely, Hexxus is implied to be of natural origin in the backstory...
*** [[HumansAreCthulhu That's probably the whole point.]]
* ''Franchise/{{Barbie}} Presents Thumbelina'' uses a mild version of Gaia's Avenger as the [[NatureSpirit Twillerbees]] use their power over nature to prevent a construction crew from destroying the field that holds their homes.



* The Gaang from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' briefly met a spirit named Hei Bai, who was rampaging through a village because his forest was destroyed. After Aang reassures him that it will grow back, though, Hei Bai becomes an ally.
** Zhao, who, while temporarily succeeding with the whole ''killing the moon'' thing, [[spoiler:suffered a KarmicDeath via a very vengeful Ocean Spirit. Which he'd rather have than be saved by Zuko. When Zhao shows up in Legend Of Korra, [[AndIMustScream his punishment is revealed to be VERY brutal.]]]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
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The Gaang from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' briefly met meets a spirit named Hei Bai, who was is rampaging through a village because his forest was destroyed. After Aang reassures him that it will grow back, though, Hei Bai becomes an ally.
** Zhao, who, while temporarily succeeding with the whole ''killing the moon'' thing, [[spoiler:suffered [[spoiler:suffers a KarmicDeath via a very vengeful Ocean Spirit. Which he'd rather have than be saved by Zuko. When Zhao shows up in Legend Of Korra, ''Legend of Korra'', [[AndIMustScream his punishment is revealed to be VERY brutal.]]]]



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* Massive deforestation results in an erosion of top soil that causes floods and reduced land productivity; most farming societies learned very early on that it's a good idea to rotate crops to include plants that put nutrients back into the ground.
** [[RealityIsUnrealistic But Mother Nature quickly recovers the lost ground immediately after farmers are gone]]. Most [[GreenAesop Green Aesops]] have a tendency to gloss over it -- people have depleted the soils, cut down the forests and built industrial installations, and that was that. In practice, a short trip to an abandoned factory or farm shows how trees, shrubs, grasses, smaller animals who feed and thrive on them, and later large predators have repopulated the land in just 10-20 years.

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* Massive deforestation results in an erosion of top soil that causes floods and reduced land productivity; most farming societies learned very early on that it's a good idea to rotate crops to include plants that put nutrients back into the ground.
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ground. [[RealityIsUnrealistic But Mother Nature quickly recovers the lost ground immediately after farmers are gone]]. Most [[GreenAesop Green Aesops]] have a tendency to gloss over it -- people have depleted the soils, cut down the forests and built industrial installations, and that was that. In practice, a short trip to an abandoned factory or farm shows how trees, shrubs, grasses, smaller animals who feed and thrive on them, and later large predators have repopulated the land in just 10-20 years.



* During the Vietnam War, a great deal of soldiers on both sides died not from combat, but from insect-carried diseases.
** Which was pretty standard for ''any'' war, up until WWII and the advent of antibiotics. And even then shortages were still common, especially in poorer countries.

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* During the Vietnam War, a great deal of soldiers on both sides died not from combat, but from insect-carried diseases.
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diseases. Which was pretty standard for ''any'' war, up until WWII and the advent of antibiotics. And even then shortages were still common, especially in poorer countries.
26th Aug '17 5:18:19 PM nombretomado
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* The planet Ar Ciel in ''ArTonelico'' has a will of its own formed by the consensus of several high-level consciousnesses known as the Wills of Ar Ciel. The wills of Ar Ciel all fulfills specific functions in the maintenance and preservation of the life on Ar Ciel and were once worshipped as Gods that matched their function (for example Soma, the will that created balance through natural selection, was worshipped as the Goddess of violence and catastrophes), with new wills being created when the consensus deems one to be necessary. Two major catastrophes[[labelnote:*]]Seven Bloodstains Incident and Grathnode Inferia, both involving the titular Tower[[/labelnote]] that had occurred 700 years before the game proper due to the conflict between the nations of Sol Cluster and El Elemia had inflicted tremendous damage to Ar Ciel and shattered its core, causing the planet to be engulfed by the Sea of Death. Anyone and anything that approaches the deadly clouds for any reason would vanish without a trace, leaving only the titular towers as the only place where people may live. As if this wasn't enough, Ar Ciel's consensus had decided to reformat its biosphere and creates a new will called Ar Ru with the task of creating and commanding creatures called Antibodies who exist to eliminate all life from the surface of the planet. This becomes the central theme in the [[VideoGame/ArTonelicoQogaKnellOfArCiel third game]], as not all the Wills had agreed to their consensus, and eventually inhabits the body of the two Reyvateils in the party in their quest to revive the planet.

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* The planet Ar Ciel in ''ArTonelico'' ''VideoGame/ExaPico'' has a will of its own formed by the consensus of several high-level consciousnesses known as the Wills of Ar Ciel. The wills of Ar Ciel all fulfills specific functions in the maintenance and preservation of the life on Ar Ciel and were once worshipped as Gods that matched their function (for example Soma, the will that created balance through natural selection, was worshipped as the Goddess of violence and catastrophes), with new wills being created when the consensus deems one to be necessary. Two major catastrophes[[labelnote:*]]Seven Bloodstains Incident and Grathnode Inferia, both involving the titular Tower[[/labelnote]] that had occurred 700 years before the game proper due to the conflict between the nations of Sol Cluster and El Elemia had inflicted tremendous damage to Ar Ciel and shattered its core, causing the planet to be engulfed by the Sea of Death. Anyone and anything that approaches the deadly clouds for any reason would vanish without a trace, leaving only the titular towers as the only place where people may live. As if this wasn't enough, Ar Ciel's consensus had decided to reformat its biosphere and creates a new will called Ar Ru with the task of creating and commanding creatures called Antibodies who exist to eliminate all life from the surface of the planet. This becomes the central theme in the [[VideoGame/ArTonelicoQogaKnellOfArCiel third game]], as not all the Wills had agreed to their consensus, and eventually inhabits the body of the two Reyvateils in the party in their quest to revive the planet.
10th Aug '17 10:59:13 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, Spriggans (a race of hostile [[WhenTreesAttack tree-like]] PlantPeople) are referred to and revered as "Nature's Guardians." They are associated with Kynareth, one of the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Nine Divines]] and goddess of the heavens, winds, and elements. Spriggans tend to live in secluded wilderness areas and will violently attack intruders, often [[TheBeastmaster commanding nearby animals]] to aid them as well. They are [[ArchEnemy mortal enemies]] of the Hagravens, a flightless [[HarpingOnAboutHarpies harpy]] WitchSpecies, who are typically an EnemyToAllLivingThings.

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Spriggans (a race of hostile [[WhenTreesAttack tree-like]] PlantPeople) are referred to and revered as "Nature's Guardians." They are associated with Kynareth, one of the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Nine Divines]] and goddess of the heavens, winds, and elements. Spriggans tend to live in secluded wilderness areas and will violently attack intruders, often [[TheBeastmaster commanding nearby animals]] to aid them as well. They are [[ArchEnemy mortal enemies]] of the Hagravens, a flightless [[HarpingOnAboutHarpies harpy]] WitchSpecies, who are typically an EnemyToAllLivingThings.EnemyToAllLivingThings.
** Y'ffre is the Bosmeri god of nature. During the creation of Mundus, Y'ffre brought forth "the Green", essentially [[NatureSpirit bringing nature]] into existence. The [[OurElvesAreBetter Bosmer (Wood Elves)]] are said to be Y'ffre's creation, and he bound them to the "Green Pact", a set of laws which prevent them from harming the plant life within their home forests of Valenwood. Among the Bosmer, failure to adhere to the Green Pact is said to result in being "consigned back into the Ooze".
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