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13th Apr '18 10:40:36 PM MagnusForce
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* Most of the {{Kaiju}} in ''Series/UltramanMax'' are implied to be or explicitly this. One character even theorizes that they're humanity's natural predator, because humans have grown too powerful and numerous. The evil aliens also fancy themselves as doing justice for Earth, but Ultraman Max will occasionally teach them the value of human lives in the end.

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* ''Franchise/UltraSeries''
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Most of the {{Kaiju}} in ''Series/UltramanMax'' are implied to be or explicitly this. One character Professor Yoshinaga even theorizes that they're humanity's natural predator, because humans have grown too powerful and numerous. The numerous.
** Many of the
evil aliens in the franchise also fancy themselves as doing justice for Earth, but Ultraman Max Earth. The Ultras (or human characters) will occasionally teach them that the value of human lives life is as important as those of other living creatures in the end.end, but more often than not they pay for their arrogance and hatefulness with a FinishingMove to the chest.
** The heavily environmental-themed ''Series/UltramanTowardsTheFuture'' from Australia had done what ''Max'' did earlier and took it UpToEleven. In the finale, [[GeniusLoci the Earth itself]] gives birth to two kaiju to punish the entire human race and destroy Ultraman for protecting them.
13th Mar '18 6:52:44 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': [[GuardianEntity CHEN]] will only awaken when the planet is in great danger.
4th Mar '18 4:34:05 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'': northernmost Spain has been covered by sylvan, magic, forests inhabited by creatures of the folklore of those regions as the "xana"[[note]]A sort of nymph[[/note]] or the "cuélebre"[[note]][[OurDragonsAreDifferent A winged snake]][[/note]] with little more than the city of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gijón Gijón]] resisting nature's onslaught.
2nd Mar '18 9:47:00 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Michael and Ashley are involking this by destroying any man-made structures to restore things to their natural state.
13th Feb '18 2:23:03 PM BlueCaper
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* The S.T. Coleridge poem "{{Literature/TheRimeOfTheAncientMariner}}" revolves around this, filtered through the lens of a superstitious sailor who shot an albatross and unwittingly [[invoked| trope}} this trope.

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* The S.T. Coleridge poem "{{Literature/TheRimeOfTheAncientMariner}}" "Literature/TheRimeOfTheAncientMariner" revolves around this, filtered through the lens of a superstitious sailor who shot an albatross and unwittingly [[invoked| {{invoked| trope}} this trope.
13th Feb '18 1:41:18 PM BlueCaper
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* The S.T. Coleridge poem "{{Literature/TheRimeOfTheAncientMariner}}" revolves around this, filtered through the lens of a superstitious sailor who shot an albatross and unwittingly [[invoked| trope}} this trope.
14th Jan '18 11:47:28 AM MasterN
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* ''Gaia's Vengeance proper'' -- Nature is [[AnthropomorphicPersonification a sentient]], or, at least, [[GeniusLoci independent and real, being]] who can direct the efforts of an entire ecosystem, or even weather et al. and is willing to direct it against this annoying little sentient species that finally pissed it off. Considering species and even ecosystems are perfectly capable of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extinction-level_event dying out naturally,]] this approach is a lot more susceptible to FridgeLogic than the others. In reality, Mother Nature wipes out her own creations pretty regularly, so the idea of Nature as a sentient being who hates humans for doing the same is [[MoralMyopia inconsistent,]] [[YouFailBiologyForever to say the least.]] On the other hand, it could be explained by nature [[BlueAndOrangeMorality lacking morals we can comprehend]], instead operating on [[NatureIsNotNice law of strongest]]-species adapt and grow in accordance to world around them, and if they can't find place in ecosystem, they are gone. Problem is that humans are attempting to change ecosystem and abnormally spreading on expense of everybody else.
* ''Gaia's Vengeance metaphorical'' -- Was I hallucinating, or was Jerry really eaten by a [[ILoveNuclearPower humongous shark]]? This is the case when environmental neglect results in local or global tragedy. An example of the former would be a loose swarm of killer bees or an AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever fed on a local toxic waste dump; an example of the latter would be global warming. As opposed to above, it does not actually need Nature to act anymore than you'd need a snow devil or whatnot to start an avalanche.
* ''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.

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* ''Gaia's Vengeance proper'' -- Nature is [[AnthropomorphicPersonification a sentient]], or, at least, [[GeniusLoci independent and real, being]] who can direct the efforts of an entire ecosystem, or even weather et al. and is willing to direct it against this annoying little sentient species that finally pissed it off. Considering species and even ecosystems are perfectly capable of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extinction-level_event dying out naturally,]] this approach is a lot more susceptible to FridgeLogic than the others. In reality, Mother Nature wipes out her own creations pretty regularly, so the idea of Nature as a sentient being who hates humans for doing the same is [[MoralMyopia inconsistent,]] [[YouFailBiologyForever to say the least.]] On the other hand, it could be explained by nature [[BlueAndOrangeMorality lacking morals we can comprehend]], instead operating on [[NatureIsNotNice law of strongest]]-species adapt and grow in accordance to the world around them, and if they can't find a place in the ecosystem, they are gone. Problem is that humans are attempting to change the ecosystem and abnormally spreading on spread at the expense of everybody else.
* ''Gaia's Vengeance metaphorical'' -- Was "Was I hallucinating, or was Jerry really eaten by a [[ILoveNuclearPower humongous shark]]? shark]]?" This is the case when environmental neglect results in local or global tragedy. An example of the former would be a loose swarm of killer bees or an AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever fed on a local toxic waste dump; an example of the latter would be global warming. As opposed to above, it does not actually need Nature to act anymore than you'd need a snow devil or whatnot to start an avalanche.
* ''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]] who are right. The NatureSpirit, PlantPerson, BeastMan, {{Treant|s}} and generally anyone who can [[TheEmpath "Feel the Planet's pain!"]] are likely avengers.
14th Jan '18 11:44:00 AM MasterN
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** Gaia also has access to a monster called Primate Murder which has absolute authority over killing humans, and made a deal with Crimson Moon, the Ultimate One of the Moon, to create [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]] [[VisualNovel/Tsukihime to control the spread of humanity]] in the past. Alaya tasks Counter-Guardians, empowered spirits of exceptional persons, to destroy any threat to humanity's survival, which can include recklessly endangering the environment.

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** Gaia also has access to a monster called Primate Murder which has absolute authority over killing humans, and made a deal with Crimson Moon, the Ultimate One of the Moon, to create [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]] [[VisualNovel/Tsukihime [[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} to control the spread of humanity]] in the past. Alaya tasks Counter-Guardians, empowered spirits of exceptional persons, to destroy any threat to humanity's survival, which can include recklessly endangering the environment.
14th Jan '18 11:43:21 AM MasterN
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* The Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} is a series where planets evolve into a summation of its lifeforms, called an Ultimate One. Earth features two major wills/powers: Gaia, the "will of the planet", and Alaya, the "will of humanity to survive," purely because humans are not necessarily conductive to Gaia's goal of becoming an Ultimate One but are nonetheless her creations. They are both the same thing, albeit distinct and have slightly conflicting goals. Both Gaia and Alaya have access to a third existence, the Counter Force, that applies a balancing mechanism and will also destroy anything that starts moving down a path which would threaten the planet. In general, individual humans will have to die no matter which side acts.
** Gaia also has access to a monster called Primate Murder which has absolute authority over killing humans, and made a deal with Crimson Moon, the Ultimate One of the Moon, to create [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires to control the spread of humanity]] in the past. Alaya tasks Counter-Guardians, empowered spirits of exceptional persons, to destroy any threat to humanity's survival, which can include recklessly endangering the environment.

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* The Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} is a series where planets evolve into a summation of its lifeforms, called an Ultimate One. Earth features two major wills/powers: Gaia, [[BigBad Gaia]]/[[OverarchingVillain The World]], the "will of the planet", and [[BigGood Alaya, the "will of humanity to survive," survive,"]] purely because humans are not necessarily conductive to Gaia's goal of becoming an Ultimate One but are nonetheless her creations. They are both the same thing, albeit distinct and have slightly conflicting goals. Both Gaia and Alaya have access to a third existence, the Counter Force, that applies a balancing mechanism and will also destroy anything that starts moving down a path which would threaten the planet. In general, individual humans will have to die no matter which side acts.
** Gaia also has access to a monster called Primate Murder which has absolute authority over killing humans, and made a deal with Crimson Moon, the Ultimate One of the Moon, to create [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires vampires]] [[VisualNovel/Tsukihime to control the spread of humanity]] in the past. Alaya tasks Counter-Guardians, empowered spirits of exceptional persons, to destroy any threat to humanity's survival, which can include recklessly endangering the environment.
14th Jan '18 11:30:22 AM MasterN
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* Toward the end of the golf course, Dave hit his ball into the woods and found it in a patch of pretty yellow buttercups. Trying to get his ball back in play, he ended up thrashing just about every buttercup in the patch. All of a sudden, in a flash and puff of smoke, a little old woman appeared. She said, "I'm Mother Nature. Do you know how long it took me to make those buttercups? Just for doing what you have done, you won't have any butter for your popcorn for the rest of your life. Better still, you won't have any butter for your toast for the rest of your life. As a matter of fact, you'll never have any butter for anything the rest of your life!" Then POOF!... she was gone! After Dave recovered from the shock, he hollered for his friend, "Fred, where are you?" Fred yells back, "I'm over here in the pussy willows." Dave shouts back, "Don't swing, Fred! For the love of God, don't swing!"

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* Toward the end of the golf course, Dave hit his ball into the woods and found it in a patch of pretty yellow buttercups. Trying to get his ball back in play, he ended up thrashing just about every buttercup in the patch. All of a sudden, in a flash and puff of smoke, a little old woman appeared. She said, "I'm Mother Nature. Do you know how long it took me to make those buttercups? Just for doing what you have done, you won't have any butter for your popcorn for the rest of your life. Better still, you won't have any butter for your toast for the rest of your life. As a matter of fact, you'll never have any butter for anything the rest of your life!" Then POOF!... she was gone! After Dave recovered from the shock, he hollered for his friend, "Fred, where are you?" Fred yells back, "I'm over here in the pussy [[{{Pun}} pussy]] willows." Dave shouts back, [[AllMenArePerverts "Don't swing, Fred! For the love of God, don't swing!"swing!"]]
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