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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.
12th Nov '16 1:39:45 PM rafi
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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.
** Kinoko Nasu's older work, ''[[Literature/AngelNotes Notes]]'', deals with what happens in the apocalyptic future where Gaia finally dies. Humanity is left to fend on a dead planet that can't even support the basics of life as it was known for all of humanity's former existence, and the Ultimate Ones of the other planets come to mop up what's left of humanity because they had heard Gaia's death wail.
* 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.



* The Raajah in ''Anime/EarthMaidenArjuna''.
* The human Dragons of Earth from ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' by Creator/{{CLAMP}}.
* In ''MugenDensetsuTakamagaharaDreamSaga'', the heroes go around Takamagahara calming the monsters that have sworn revenge on polluting humans. ''Then'' they find out that [[spoiler:the whole journey they were chosen to complete was meant to destroy the worlds, as Amaterasu thought them too far gone.]] They obviously don't take this too well and decide to SaveBothWorlds.
* ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' were born "Earth's chosen ones", but in a slight twist, [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke genetic engineering]] (i.e. science) was ''required'' to complete the transformation into world-saving {{Magical Girl}}s. The Mew Aqua, which turns polluted areas into GhibliHills, is also a natural phenomenon.

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* There's also Creator/OsamuTezuka's 1980's film ''Anime/BagiTheMonsterOfMightyNature'' which, in a very heavy-handed way, acts as a warning against messing with nature.
* 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.
* 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]].
-->[[SmallnameBigEgo "Please do not associate us with common terrorists."]]
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The Raajah in ''Anime/EarthMaidenArjuna''.
* The human Dragons of Earth from ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' by Creator/{{CLAMP}}.
* In ''MugenDensetsuTakamagaharaDreamSaga'', the heroes go around Takamagahara calming the monsters that have sworn revenge on polluting humans. ''Then'' they find out that [[spoiler:the whole journey they were chosen to complete was meant to destroy the worlds, as Amaterasu thought them too far gone.]] They obviously don't take this too well and decide to SaveBothWorlds.
* ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' were born "Earth's chosen ones", but in a slight twist, [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke genetic engineering]] (i.e. science) was ''required'' to complete the transformation into world-saving {{Magical Girl}}s. The Mew Aqua, which turns polluted areas into GhibliHills, is also a natural phenomenon.
''Anime/EarthMaidenArjuna''.



* In ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}'', this is what the parasites are. Or think they are. It's involved, anyway.
* The anime versions of ''{{Casshan}}'' ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS otherwise known as]] ''Anime/NeoHumanCasshern'') have the Neo-Sapiens/Neoroids as androids designed to protect Earth's environment -- who [[AIIsACrapshoot inevitably decide that the best way to accomplish this is to]] KillAllHumans. The live-action adaption, ''Film/{{Casshern}}'', reduces this to subtext [[spoiler:of the ShootTheShaggyDog ending]].



* 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]].
-->[[SmallnameBigEgo "Please do not associate us with common terrorists."]]
* A few people in ''Manga/TheWorldIsMine'' wonder if [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever Hakumadon]], a giant {{bear|sAreBadNews}}-like creature, is an ancient Ainu spirit avenging the planet; other people think it's having a killing contest with a pair of {{Serial Killer}}s.
* Count D of ''Manga/PetShopOfHorrors'', and the entire D lineage, beings who can communicate with animals and sense their suffering and death, will apparently not rest until humans are driven to extinction as revenge for the animals that ''they'' have driven to extinction.
** [[spoiler: The D lineage also has a more ''personal'' issue against humanity: Humans killed all but ONE of D's kind, after all!]]
** [[spoiler: The current Count did tell Leo, as he was rescuing him, that ''if'' humanity obliterated the rest of life, ''that's'' when he'd take genocidal vengeance. What's more, the previous Count had held a desire to be reincarnated as a human. Most importantly, D told Leo that humanity had not ''yet'' earned the right to have a place on the fae ship. Meaning the D fae are still somewhere on the ambivalence spectrum regarding humanity (pretty close to the "efface" point, but not actually locked there). The best interpretation I can think of is that the current Count, while desiring to avenge ravaged nature, is not convinced that extermination is the only viable solution, and so goes on [[SecretTestOfCharacter testing humanity to ensure it can still atone for its crimes with his "pets"]]. When all the tests come up negative, ''that's'' when the Count will accept effacement, but not before.]]
* There's also Creator/OsamuTezuka's 1980's film ''Anime/BagiTheMonsterOfMightyNature'' which, in a very heavy-handed way, acts as a warning against messing with nature.
* ''Anime/OriginSpiritsOfThePast'' starts with an intelligent forest wiping out most of humanity, but they're genetically engineered so not really an example.

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* An episode of ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' featured a group of environmental terrorists who believed In ''MugenDensetsuTakamagaharaDreamSaga'', the heroes go around Takamagahara calming the monsters 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]].
-->[[SmallnameBigEgo "Please do not associate us with common terrorists."]]
* A few people in ''Manga/TheWorldIsMine'' wonder if [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever Hakumadon]], a giant {{bear|sAreBadNews}}-like creature, is an ancient Ainu spirit avenging the planet; other people think it's having a killing contest with a pair of {{Serial Killer}}s.
* Count D of ''Manga/PetShopOfHorrors'', and the entire D lineage, beings who can communicate with animals and sense their suffering and death, will apparently not rest until humans are driven to extinction as
have sworn revenge for the animals on polluting humans. ''Then'' they find out that ''they'' have driven [[spoiler:the whole journey they were chosen to extinction.
** [[spoiler: The D lineage also has a more ''personal'' issue against humanity: Humans killed all but ONE of D's kind, after all!]]
** [[spoiler: The current Count did tell Leo, as he
complete was rescuing him, that ''if'' humanity obliterated meant to destroy the rest of life, ''that's'' when he'd worlds, as Amaterasu thought them too far gone.]] They obviously don't take genocidal vengeance. What's more, the previous Count had held a desire to be reincarnated as a human. Most importantly, D told Leo that humanity had not ''yet'' earned the right to have a place on the fae ship. Meaning the D fae are still somewhere on the ambivalence spectrum regarding humanity (pretty close to the "efface" point, but not actually locked there). The best interpretation I can think of is that the current Count, while desiring to avenge ravaged nature, is not convinced that extermination is the only viable solution, this too well and so goes on [[SecretTestOfCharacter testing humanity decide to ensure it can still atone for its crimes with his "pets"]]. When all the tests come up negative, ''that's'' when the Count will accept effacement, but not before.]]
* There's also Creator/OsamuTezuka's 1980's film ''Anime/BagiTheMonsterOfMightyNature'' which, in a very heavy-handed way, acts as a warning against messing with nature.
* ''Anime/OriginSpiritsOfThePast'' starts with an intelligent forest wiping out most of humanity, but they're genetically engineered so not really an example.
SaveBothWorlds.



* 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.
** Kinoko Nasu's older work, ''[[Literature/AngelNotes Notes]]'', deals with what happens in the apocalyptic future where Gaia finally dies. Humanity is left to fend on a dead planet that can't even support the basics of life as it was known for all of humanity's former existence, and the Ultimate Ones of the other planets come to mop up what's left of humanity because they had heard Gaia's death wail.
* ''Anime/NeoHumanCasshern'' has the Neo-Sapiens/Neoroids as androids designed to protect Earth's environment -- who [[AIIsACrapshoot inevitably decide that the best way to accomplish this is to]] KillAllHumans. The live-action adaption, ''Film/{{Casshern}}'', reduces this to subtext [[spoiler:of the ShootTheShaggyDog ending]].



* ''Anime/OriginSpiritsOfThePast'' starts with an intelligent forest wiping out most of humanity, but they're genetically engineered so not really an example.
* In ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}'', this is what the parasites are. Or think they are. It's involved, anyway.
* Count D of ''Manga/PetShopOfHorrors'', and the entire D lineage, beings who can communicate with animals and sense their suffering and death, will apparently not rest until humans are driven to extinction as revenge for the animals that ''they'' have driven to extinction.
** [[spoiler: The D lineage also has a more ''personal'' issue against humanity: Humans killed all but ONE of D's kind, after all!]]
** [[spoiler: The current Count did tell Leo, as he was rescuing him, that ''if'' humanity obliterated the rest of life, ''that's'' when he'd take genocidal vengeance. What's more, the previous Count had held a desire to be reincarnated as a human. Most importantly, D told Leo that humanity had not ''yet'' earned the right to have a place on the fae ship. Meaning the D fae are still somewhere on the ambivalence spectrum regarding humanity (pretty close to the "efface" point, but not actually locked there). The best interpretation I can think of is that the current Count, while desiring to avenge ravaged nature, is not convinced that extermination is the only viable solution, and so goes on [[SecretTestOfCharacter testing humanity to ensure it can still atone for its crimes with his "pets"]]. When all the tests come up negative, ''that's'' when the Count will accept effacement, but not before.]]
* ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' were born "Earth's chosen ones", but in a slight twist, [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke genetic engineering]] (i.e. science) was ''required'' to complete the transformation into world-saving {{Magical Girl}}s. The Mew Aqua, which turns polluted areas into GhibliHills, is also a natural phenomenon.
* A few people in ''Manga/TheWorldIsMine'' wonder if [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever Hakumadon]], a giant {{bear|sAreBadNews}}-like creature, is an ancient Ainu spirit avenging the planet; other people think it's having a killing contest with a pair of {{Serial Killer}}s.
* The human Dragons of Earth from ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' by Creator/{{CLAMP}}.






27th Oct '16 1:03:35 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' aimed an unsubtle TakeThat to the NRA with their back cover of issue #308, with Nature's Revenge Association.

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* ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' aimed an unsubtle TakeThat to the NRA with their back cover of [[http://www.madcoversite.com/mad308.html issue #308, #308]], with Nature's Revenge Association.
27th Oct '16 5:17:22 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''; Freya - a titan who seems to be Azeroth's closest equivalent to Gaia - does not consider mercy to be an option towards the Lich King, the Scourge, or any cultists affiliated with either. Her avatar - a scary-looking elemental in the shape of a female elf who towers about five-hundred-feet tall - demands "sevenfold" retribution, and only trusts the player ''after'' he or she helps deliver part of it. (And she desires even ''more'' proof of trust later in the same questline. Clearly, she's not find of mortals in general.)
24th Oct '16 5:43:17 PM Faolin
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** One of the later games puts a strange twist on the trope by implying the WEAPONS are a twisted effort to save humanity. If the LifeStream decides the planet is polluted beyond hope, it ejects itself into space to find another. The WEAPONS are sent to kill humans so their souls are re-absorbed rather than being left behind. Gaia's Tough Love?
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