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15th Mar '17 5:47:24 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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In the 2004 film ''AnimeAppleseed'', the Elders of Olympus seem to view themselves as this, having seen man's propensity for war in the aftermath of World War III, which left humanity and the world with it in utter ruination. Deciding humanity must surrender its place on Earth to the Bioroids, the cloned race created with the absence of mankind's inherently flawed nature, the Elders conspired to render the human race infertile. Part of their plan involved convincing the city's primary AI, Gaia, that humanity had forsaken its worthiness; in a subversion of this trope, when Gaia concludes otherwise, the Elders choose to act alone.
15th Mar '17 4:08:36 PM KingClark
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-->'''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:''' 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]].deserve.]]



** 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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** However, over the course of the film, Godzilla actually proves to be a more heroic champion of nature than his origional original incarnation, only attacking humans after they deliberately antagonize him and even then he only retaliates against the military.
13th Mar '17 9:37:19 AM JamesAustin
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Oh great, now humanity has done it. [[HumansAreFlawed We aren't just jerks]], but we've gone and messed up the planet: environmental pollution, wars, negative karmic vibes, etc. Our development has become a GameBreaker in the whole "survival of the fittest" thing, so humans are now [[{{Humans Are Cthulhu}} alien]] to the planet that birthed us. (This also suggests that ''every'' other living species exists in some kind of HiveMind state, so everything they do for survival follows "the rules.") Unlike in a case of GaiasLament, where Gaia is sad and depressed at what's happened and wallowing in self-pity, we aren't getting off easy this time. In this case, she's [[{{Network}} mad as hell and isn't gonna take it anymore.]]

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Oh great, now humanity has done it. [[HumansAreFlawed We aren't just jerks]], but we've gone and messed up the planet: environmental pollution, wars, negative karmic vibes, etc. Our development has become a GameBreaker in the whole "survival of the fittest" thing, so humans are now [[{{Humans Are Cthulhu}} alien]] to the planet that birthed us. (This also suggests that ''every'' other living species exists in some kind of HiveMind state, so everything they do for survival follows "the rules.") Unlike in a case of GaiasLament, where Gaia is sad and depressed at what's happened and wallowing in self-pity, we aren't getting off easy this time. In this case, she's [[{{Network}} [[Film/{{Network}} mad as hell and isn't gonna take it anymore.]]
3rd Mar '17 1:57:12 AM Theriocephalus
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* The purpose of the Wood Elves in ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy''. No, really, if your army is 2,000pts 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 on the boundaries of 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 2,000pts 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 on past the boundaries of [[TheLostWoods Athel Loren.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.
3rd Feb '17 1:16:32 PM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Literature/WetDesertTrackingDownATerroristOnTheColoradoRiver'': The motivation of the bomber is to bring back the natural flow of the Colorado River by blowing up the dams that are holding it back.
25th Jan '17 1:29:23 PM Tacitus
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* The Criosphinx from ''VideoGame/ChronoCross''. It "represents the dying of the land" and then attacks you, and it REALLY attacks you if you don't answer its riddle. If you beat it after this, it scolds you for "using violence to solve your problems" and then drops one of the most powerful offensive accessories in the game.
** ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' was particularly {{Anvilicious}} about this trope. Just setting foot in the Hydra Marsh is an invitation for everyone in it to berate humanity for its sins, starting with the Hydras going extinct. When the party drives the Dwarves out of the Marsh, the latter go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge on the ''fairies'' living in Water Dragon's Isle (the irony that the Dwarves use [[FridgeLogic heavy machinery that belches out thick black smoke is lost on everyone]].) The fairies then blame ''you'' squarely for the slaughter, instead of, you know, the Dwarves. Later on, Serge & Co. meet the Demihumans, then the Six Dragons, all of which have their own bone to pick with mankind, and choose you to be the representative.
** One of the endings is explicitly about a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Roaring Rampage Of]] Gaia's Vengeance, where [[spoiler:with [[AIIsACrapShoot FATE]] gone, the fused Dragon God allies itself with the non-human inhabitants of El Nido, and proceeds to [[ApocalypseHow annihilate all of humanity across the entire planet]]. Harle expresses some remorse at this, but everyone else is happy as a clam]].
** Arguably, ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' also has a form of Gaia's Vengeance. If Robo's theory is correct, the appearance of the Time Gates that allow the cast to time travel and save the world is the direct intervention of the spirit of the planet, aka The Entity, in a counterattack against Lavos.

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* The Criosphinx from ''VideoGame/ChronoCross''. It "represents the dying of the land" and then attacks you, and it REALLY attacks you if you don't answer its riddle. If you beat it after this, it scolds you for "using violence to solve your problems" and then drops one of the most powerful offensive accessories in the game.
** ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' was particularly {{Anvilicious}} about this trope. Just setting foot in the Hydra Marsh is an invitation for everyone in it to berate humanity for its sins, starting with the Hydras going extinct. When the party drives the Dwarves out of the Marsh, the latter go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge on the ''fairies'' living in Water Dragon's Isle (the irony that the Dwarves use [[FridgeLogic heavy machinery that belches out thick black smoke is lost on everyone]].) The fairies then blame ''you'' squarely for the slaughter, instead of, you know, the Dwarves. Later on, Serge & Co. meet the Demihumans, then the Six Dragons, all of which have their own bone to pick with mankind, and choose you to be the representative.
** One of the endings is explicitly about a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Roaring Rampage Of]] Gaia's Vengeance, where [[spoiler:with [[AIIsACrapShoot FATE]] gone, the fused Dragon God allies itself with the non-human inhabitants of El Nido, and proceeds to [[ApocalypseHow annihilate all of humanity across the entire planet]]. Harle expresses some remorse at this, but everyone else is happy as a clam]].
** Arguably,
''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' also has a form of Gaia's Vengeance. If Robo's theory is correct, benign example, in that the appearance of Entity theorized to be responsible for the Time Gates that allow the cast to through time travel and save the world is the direct intervention of speculated to be the spirit of the planet, aka The Entity, in a counterattack planet itself, defending itself against Lavos.the interplanetary parasite Lavos.
* ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' can be pretty {{Anvilicious}} about this trope.
** If you decide to go to the Hydra Marshes to get a cure for a poisoned Kid, the native Dwarves will defend their soggy homeland against you interlopers while belittling humanity for cutting down trees (on an island covered in forests with only two small settlements). They ''do'' warn that the marshes will die without the hydra, but if you have the fairy Razzly with you, she'll find out that the monster was pregnant and give it a postmortem C-section so its offspring can survive and preserve its habitat. Yet even if you do this, the dwarves immediately go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge - against the ''fairies'' of Water Dragon's Isle, using a smoke-belching {{Steampunk}} [[TankGoodness tank]] to commit genocide, ''[[BrokenAesop while they rant about humans not being able "to cherish nature like we do."]]'' And then the surviving fairies, whom you save from dwarven imperialism, will blame human greed for the whole fiasco.
** [[BonusBoss The Criosphinx]] jumps you "to preserve the peace of the planet," trapping you in [[RiddlingSphinx a game of riddles]] for trespassing in its lair. If you beat it with smarts it lets you depart with your lives but gives you no other reward, while if you decide to just bash its face in it gets pissed... but drops a pair of CoolShades that is one of the best attack-boosting accessories in the game.
** In the endgame, [[spoiler:once [[AIIsACrapShoot FATE]] is defeated, the reunited Dragon God - a biotechnological relic of a civilization from another timeline in which humans went extinct in prehistory - allies with El Nido's demihumans and plans to [[ApocalypseHow wipe out mankind]]. They succeed in one of the endings, in which Harle expresses some remorse, while the other non-humans are as happy as a clam.]]
26th Dec '16 4:40:52 AM Scifimaster92
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* In the Australian cult classic ''Long Weekend'' and it's remake ''Nature's Grave'', a couple of JerkAss characters go camping and act like jerks to nature. Nature then proceeds to give them what they've got coming.

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* In the Australian cult classic ''Long Weekend'' ''Film/LongWeekend'' and it's remake ''Nature's Grave'', a couple of JerkAss characters go camping and act like jerks to nature. Nature then proceeds to give them what they've got coming.
8th Dec '16 3:52:45 PM WanderingTedium
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-> ''"Mammals, a day of reckoning is coming. That's right, the same plants and flowers that saw you crawl from the primordial soup will reclaim the planet. And there will be no-one to protect you."''

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-> ''"Mammals, a day of reckoning is coming. That's right, the same plants and flowers that saw you crawl from the primordial soup will reclaim the planet. And there will be no-one no one to protect you."''
19th Nov '16 12:44:06 PM Nazetrime
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* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'', this is an offered explanation for ThePlague that caused TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnow it. The initial outbreak of ThePlague was followed by a TheMagicComeBack episode for the survivors and a few hints are dropped about the disease itself possibly having a magical factor to it.

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* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'', this is an offered explanation for ThePlague that caused TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnow it. TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. The initial outbreak of ThePlague was followed by a TheMagicComeBack 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.
19th Nov '16 12:41:52 PM Nazetrime
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* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'', this is an offered explanation for ThePlague that caused TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnow it. The initial outbreak of ThePlague was followed by a TheMagicComeBack episode for the survivors and a few hints are dropped about the disease itself possibly having a magical factor to it.
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