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1st Jun '17 9:30:49 PM jormis29
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* Speculated to be the case for the epidemic by some characters in George Romero's ''Living Dead'' series.

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* Speculated to be the case for the epidemic by some characters in George Romero's ''Living Dead'' series.Creator/GeorgeARomero's ''Film/LivingDeadSeries''.



-->“I root for hurricanes. When, courtesy of the Weather Channel, I see one forming in the ocean off the coast of Africa, I find myself longing for it to become big and strong — Mother Nature’s fist of fury, Gaia’s stern rebuke.”

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-->“I root for hurricanes. When, courtesy of the Weather Channel, I see one forming in the ocean off the coast of Africa, I find myself longing for it to become big and strong — Mother Nature’s fist of fury, Gaia’s stern rebuke.
23rd May '17 10:55:12 PM Xtifr
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Compare TheScourgeOfGod, GreenAesop, GaiasLament, NatureSpirit, and GlobalWarning. Often a SpaceWhaleAesop. May be a time WhenTreesAttack. May be the motivation behind a {{Transflormation}}. ClockRoaches are this for Father Time.

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Compare TheScourgeOfGod, GreenAesop, GaiasLament, NatureSpirit, EcoTerrorist, and GlobalWarning. Often a SpaceWhaleAesop. May be a time WhenTreesAttack. May be the motivation behind a {{Transflormation}}. ClockRoaches are this for Father Time.
21st May '17 12:48:27 PM nombretomado
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* The settlers in [[http://wanderers-library.wikidot.com/shikuan-misiwe shikuan-misiwe]] from TheWanderersLibrary are killed to stop them from destroying the island they lived on.

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* The settlers in [[http://wanderers-library.wikidot.com/shikuan-misiwe shikuan-misiwe]] from TheWanderersLibrary ''Wiki/TheWanderersLibrary'' are killed to stop them from destroying the island they lived on.
7th May '17 9:21:28 PM Luigifan
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** [[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.]]

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** [[spoiler: The [[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 [[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.]]



** The modus operandi of Poison Ivy, is defending plant life against all of humankind.

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** The modus operandi of Poison Ivy, Ivy is defending plant life against all of humankind.



* Brillantly subverted in the Creator/AlanMoore run of the ''Comicbook/SwampThing''. Second-rate villain Jason Woodrue AKA the Floronic Man declares that the Green has told him to make all the plants on Earth pump out the purest of oxygen (which would be fatal to every single mammal, bird, bug, fish and amphibian on Earth, both because pure oxygen is toxic and because it is highly flammable, as is shown when a man lights a cigar in a neighborhood that Woodrue has decided to make an example of). The Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica just sits up in their satellite waiting for the end to come. Thankfully, Swamp Thing owns Woodrue by pointing out that [[spoiler:without animals and humans to release carbon dioxide, all the plants would end up dying]].

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* Brillantly subverted in the Creator/AlanMoore run of the ''Comicbook/SwampThing''. Second-rate villain Jason Woodrue AKA the Floronic Man declares that the Green has told him to make all the plants on Earth pump out the purest of oxygen (which would be fatal to every single mammal, bird, bug, fish fish, and amphibian on Earth, both because pure oxygen is toxic and because it is highly flammable, as is shown when a man lights a cigar in a neighborhood that Woodrue has decided to make an example of). The Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica just sits up in their satellite waiting for the end to come. Thankfully, Swamp Thing owns Woodrue by pointing out that [[spoiler:without animals and humans to release carbon dioxide, all the plants would end up dying]].



* In ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' #100, Mother Earth, fed up with humanity's warlike tendencies, decides to wipe humans out with a series of disasters, so The Elite[[note]]Joe Kelly's ComicBook/TheAuthority pastiche[[/note]] and the JLA hatch a plan to placate her by tricking humanity into uniting against a common foe-- The Elite, who put on a show of trying to take over the world's governments and defeating the JLA.

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* In ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' #100, Mother Earth, fed up with humanity's warlike tendencies, decides to wipe humans out with a series of disasters, so The Elite[[note]]Joe Kelly's ComicBook/TheAuthority pastiche[[/note]] and the JLA hatch a plan to placate her by tricking humanity into uniting against a common foe-- foe -- The Elite, who put on a show of trying to take over the world's governments and defeating the JLA.



* This is how ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' villain Colonel Granite was finally defeated by a freak storm that took out his regiment and blew them back through the dimensional gateway to Earth - seemingly, the spirit of nature itself had fought back against Granite and his plans to destroy the ecosystem. He was last seen being arrested for war crimes on the order of the Prime Minister, who had encountered Sonic.
* ''ComicBook/AndersonPsiDivision'': Mega-City One is plagued by bio-terrorists known es biophiliac, who think humans should be wiped out to protect the planet. Anderson tracks down a biophile who heads over to a plant shopping center to mutate all the flora.

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* This is how ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' villain Colonel Granite was finally defeated by a freak storm that took out his regiment and blew them back through the dimensional gateway to Earth - -- seemingly, the spirit of nature itself had fought back against Granite and his plans to destroy the ecosystem. He was last seen being arrested for war crimes on the order of the Prime Minister, who had encountered Sonic.
* ''ComicBook/AndersonPsiDivision'': Mega-City One is plagued by bio-terrorists known es biophiliac, as biophiliaca, who think humans should be wiped out to protect the planet. Anderson tracks down a biophile who heads over to a plant shopping center to mutate all the flora.



* There are several examples in ''Fanfic/{{Pokedex}}''. A lot of Pokemon have taken the role of Type 3s, with a touch of type 1 due to being animal equivalents themselves. Besides Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion (who act as they do in the video games) there are also Nidoking, who lead armies to attack human settlements for this reason as soon as they evolve, and Sudowoodo, who do not take kindly to anyone who destroys a forest that another Sudowoodo [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificed its life]] to save. Also a type two in Dugtrio, which cause earthquakes if too many are caught; not intentionally, but when they are caught the ground loses the support that they provided.

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* There are several examples in ''Fanfic/{{Pokedex}}''. A lot of Pokemon Pokémon have taken the role of Type 3s, with a touch of type 1 due to being animal equivalents themselves. Besides Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion (who act as they do in the video games) there are also Nidoking, who lead armies to attack human settlements for this reason as soon as they evolve, and Sudowoodo, who do not take kindly to anyone who destroys a forest that another Sudowoodo [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificed its life]] to save. Also a type two in Dugtrio, which cause earthquakes if too many are caught; not intentionally, but when they are caught caught, the ground loses the support that they provided.



** Mothra evolved from a divinity caring only of her island's people to full Gaia Avenger. ''Godzilla vs. Mothra'' also shows she was first created because Battra was too enthusiast in the job.

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** Mothra evolved from a divinity caring only of for her island's people to full Gaia Avenger. ''Godzilla vs. Mothra'' also shows she was first created because Battra was too enthusiast enthusiastic in the job.



-->'''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]]. 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.]]



** However, over the course of the film, Godzilla actually proves to be a more heroic champion of nature than his original 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 original incarnation, only attacking humans after they deliberately antagonize him him, and even then he only retaliates against the military.



* The Heisei ''Franchise/{{Gamera}}'' trilogy has characters on occasion worrying that the titular turtle ''will'' fill this role if humanity takes too many liberties with the environment. In [[Film/Gamera3AwakeningOfIrys the third movie]], sinister MisterExposition Kurata Shinji describes the enemy monster Irys this way ... but he's [[NietzscheWannabe pretty much nuts to begin with]].

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* The Heisei ''Franchise/{{Gamera}}'' trilogy has characters on occasion worrying that the titular turtle ''will'' fill this role if humanity takes too many liberties with the environment. In [[Film/Gamera3AwakeningOfIrys the third movie]], sinister MisterExposition Kurata Shinji describes the enemy monster Irys this way ...way... but he's [[NietzscheWannabe pretty much nuts to begin with]].



* ''Film/TheLastWinter'' When Alaska's northern areas start to melt, spirits of extinct animals start to manifest from the oil.
* 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.]]

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* ''Film/TheLastWinter'' ''Film/TheLastWinter'': When Alaska's northern areas start to melt, spirits of extinct animals start to manifest from the oil.
* In ''{{Film/Avatar}}'', [[spoiler: the [[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 [[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 draft, Eywa and her creatures are unambiguously fighting the humans from the beginning beginning, and in the end end, Jake bluffs the humans into leaving forever by claiming Eywa had created a killer plague.]]



* The Z-List horror(ible) movie ''Film/{{Birdemic}}'' suggests this is why a number of birds have decided to start randomly attacking humans in San Fransisco (And turning into exploding Kamekaze bombers, spraying humans with acidic... fluid[[note]]the "movie" never tries to explain where the substance was supposed to be bird poo or vomit or if the birds could spit acid like a mutant cobra[[/note]]). Various theories involving bird flu, deforestation and global warming are discussed but given the writer/director's apparent (mis)understanding of the subject, one might as well say that God Is Pissed!
* And speaking of Z-grade horror movies, the [[BeeAfraid killer bee movie]] ''TheBees'' ends with a hillarious example of this involving [[spoiler: the titular bees becoming sentient and delivering an ultimatum at the UN.]]

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* The Z-List horror(ible) movie ''Film/{{Birdemic}}'' suggests this is why a number of birds have decided to start randomly attacking humans in San Fransisco (And turning into exploding Kamekaze bombers, spraying humans with acidic... fluid[[note]]the "movie" never tries to explain where if the substance was supposed to be bird poo or vomit or if the birds could spit acid like a mutant cobra[[/note]]). Various theories involving bird flu, deforestation deforestation, and global warming are discussed discussed, but given the writer/director's apparent (mis)understanding of the subject, one might as well say that God Is Pissed!
* And speaking of Z-grade horror movies, the [[BeeAfraid killer bee movie]] ''TheBees'' ''Film/TheBees'' ends with a hillarious example of this involving [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the titular bees becoming sentient and delivering an ultimatum at the UN.]]UN]].



* Gaia is apparently suffering from depression in ''{{Melancholia}}'' so she [[EarthShatteringKaboom shoots a planet at her head]].

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* Gaia is apparently suffering from depression in ''{{Melancholia}}'' ''Film/{{Melancholia}}'', so she [[EarthShatteringKaboom shoots a planet at her head]].



** 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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** Of course, he could have been speaking ''[[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane literally]]''. Without technology, weapons weapons, or sufficient numbers with which to defend ourselves, Earth is essentially a DeathWorld populated with creatures who can quite ''easily'' kill us.



* In Frank Schätzing's ''[[Literature/DerSchwarm The Swarm]]'', it seems that all the [[ThreateningShark creatures of]] [[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods the sea]] have suddendly decided to exterminate mankind. It turns out that [[spoiler: an hitherto unknown [[StarfishAliens sentient species]] living in the ocean's depths is behind all this]].

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* In Frank Schätzing's ''[[Literature/DerSchwarm The Swarm]]'', it seems that all the [[ThreateningShark creatures of]] [[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods the sea]] have suddendly decided to exterminate mankind. It turns out that [[spoiler: an [[spoiler:an hitherto unknown [[StarfishAliens sentient species]] living in the ocean's depths is behind all this]].



* In the ''Literature/RedDwarf'' novel "Better Then Life", Earth had been turned into a giant garbage dump by humans, and accidentally tossed into the depths of space. When Lister crashlands on the now-unrecognisable planet, it reacts violently, throwing acid rain, earthquakes, oil storms and lightning at the last human in an attempt to get rid of him. It is only after the half-mad Lister offers to make things right that the crazy weather stops, to be replaced by ordinary rain.

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* In the ''Literature/RedDwarf'' novel "Better Then Life", Earth had been turned into a giant garbage dump by humans, and accidentally tossed into the depths of space. When Lister crashlands on the now-unrecognisable planet, it reacts violently, throwing acid rain, earthquakes, oil storms storms, and lightning at the last human in an attempt to get rid of him. It is only after the half-mad Lister offers to make things right that the crazy weather stops, to be replaced by ordinary rain.



* "Another Way to Die" by Music/{{Disturbed}} would be Gaia's Vengeance metaphorical, except for the line "Mother Earth will show her darker side/ And take her toll".

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* "Another Way to Die" by Music/{{Disturbed}} would be Gaia's Vengeance metaphorical, except for the line "Mother Earth will show her darker side/ side / And take her toll".



* Music/BlueOysterCult : "History shows again and again how nature points out the folly of man... Godzilla!"

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* Music/BlueOysterCult : Music/BlueOysterCult: "History shows again and again how nature points out the folly of man... Godzilla!"



** In the "Invasion" storyline, the Phyrexians, [[DemonicInvaders demonic machine-monsters]], invade the world of Dominaria seeking to kill all life to secure the planet for its resources, whereupon it's revealed that Gaea, Dominaria's living spirit and the only true god in the plane, had been preparing for this by "growing" the monstrous kavu - gigantic reptilians resistant to the Phyrexians - beneath her surface for thousands of years in advance. (Unfortunately for the humans, elves, and others holding back the Phyrexians, the kavu find machine-demons and mortals equally tasty...)

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** In the "Invasion" storyline, the Phyrexians, [[DemonicInvaders demonic machine-monsters]], invade the world of Dominaria seeking to kill all life to secure the planet for its resources, whereupon it's revealed that Gaea, Dominaria's living spirit and the only true god in the plane, had been preparing for this by "growing" the monstrous kavu - -- gigantic reptilians resistant to the Phyrexians - -- beneath her surface for thousands of years in advance. (Unfortunately for the humans, elves, and others holding back the Phyrexians, the kavu find machine-demons and mortals equally tasty...)



** In most settings it's part of druids' work to hand out Gaia's Vengeance in measured portions when there's demand.

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** In most settings settings, it's part of druids' work to hand out Gaia's Vengeance in measured portions when there's demand.



** In 4E it's the basic premise of the whole Primal power source. The Primal Spirits are basically the natural world's counterpart to the [[ElementalEmbodiment Primordials]] and the [[PhysicalGod Deities]], and are just as powerful. While many individual ones (such as the spirit of a specific river or tree or animal) are weak, others are much stronger (the World Tree Spirit basically embodies the lifeforce of the entire physical world, while the Primal Beast is the embodiment of all animals), and all of them are concerned with one thing: making sure the natural world keeps on going. Should they ever bestir themselves, it falls under category 1, but this doesn't happen very often -- being so tightly bound to the world means that they have the potential to destroy it by accident if they get too involved. Instead, most operate through the Primal classes, which fall under category 3; the Barbarian (Striker), Druid (Controller), Seeker (Controller), Shaman (Leader) and Warden (Defender).

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** In 4E it's the basic premise of the whole Primal power source. The Primal Spirits are basically the natural world's counterpart to the [[ElementalEmbodiment Primordials]] and the [[PhysicalGod Deities]], and are just as powerful. While many individual ones (such as the spirit of a specific river or tree or animal) are weak, others are much stronger (the World Tree Spirit basically embodies the lifeforce of the entire physical world, while the Primal Beast is the embodiment of all animals), and all of them are concerned with one thing: making sure the natural world keeps on going. Should they ever bestir themselves, it falls under category 1, but this doesn't happen very often -- being so tightly bound to the world means that they have the potential to destroy it by accident if they get too involved. Instead, most operate through the Primal classes, which fall under category 3; the Barbarian (Striker), Druid (Controller), Seeker (Controller), Shaman (Leader) (Leader), and Warden (Defender).



** Without a doubt, the most potent example of this trope in the game is the Nature Elemental, mentioned in a 3rd Edition sourcebook. Composed of Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and also Life (believed by some to be the fifth element) this titanic elemental being is so powerful, it can only be summoned by a ''group'' of high-level druids working together. Not only is this creature powerful enough to likely defeat an army by itself, its mere presence obliterates manmade structures, causing lush and healthy plant life to sprout over in its wake; in addition, [[NoSell it can't be harmed, regenerating all damage done to it almost instantly]] unless it is somehow separated from all elemental material. (That includes air, meaning you'd have to somehow force or trick it into a vacuum before it could be killed, or maybe toe it into Wildspace.) What's more the text in its entry suggests that the creature is actually an avatar of the living world itself, meaning that, for all practical pursposes, it ''is'' Gaia.

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** Without a doubt, the most potent example of this trope in the game is the Nature Elemental, mentioned in a 3rd Edition sourcebook. Composed of Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and also Life (believed by some to be the fifth element) element), this titanic elemental being is so powerful, it can only be summoned by a ''group'' of high-level druids working together. Not only is this creature powerful enough to likely defeat an army by itself, its mere presence obliterates manmade structures, causing lush and healthy plant life to sprout over in its wake; in addition, [[NoSell it can't be harmed, regenerating all damage done to it almost instantly]] unless it is somehow separated from all elemental material. (That includes air, meaning you'd have to somehow force or trick it into a vacuum before it could be killed, or maybe toe it into Wildspace.) What's more more, the text in its entry suggests that the creature is actually an avatar of the living world itself, meaning that, for all practical pursposes, it ''is'' Gaia.



** Subverted by the ancient [[{{MeaningfulName}} Terrasaurs]], who seem only interested in targeting industrial complexes so as to [[{{ExtremeOmnivore}} consume the raw pollution they produce]]. Besides this, and their occasional desire for a human-sandwich, they are quite tolerant of humanity as a whole.

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** Subverted by the ancient [[{{MeaningfulName}} [[MeaningfulName Terrasaurs]], who seem only interested in targeting industrial complexes so as to [[{{ExtremeOmnivore}} [[ExtremeOmnivore consume the raw pollution they produce]]. Besides this, and their occasional desire for a human-sandwich, they are quite tolerant of humanity as a whole.



* 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 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 2,000pts 2,000 pts or over (large enough to include a Treeman Ancient as your General) 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.



** Playing as the ''Gaian'' faction, naturally enough, enables environmental empathy that allows the mindworms to be ''captured'' and then used as weapons against the other 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 they plays 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. As far as they're concerned, HumansAreBastards and have already blown it by ruining Earth; only Planet is worthy of deciding if they're worthy of living here and it's implied that if Transcendence is not possible then they will wipe out every other human faction and then commit mass suicide to ensure that Planet is free of human interference. Yikes.
* ''Videogame/{{Evolve}}'': [[spoiler: Possibly the nature of the monsters given some of Kala's downed quotes, though for reality rather than Earth.]]
-->[[spoiler: ''Kala:'' The boundary of stability is wrong! We are the universe righting itself!]]
-->[[spoiler: ''Kala:'' We will nucleate a true vacuum! This abnormality will be erased!]]
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' has an entire squad of colossal monstrosities called [=WEAPON=]s which are stated to be the planet's self-defence mechanism. Once awakened, they seek out and eliminate any threat to the planet's wellbeing with extreme prejudice. So, who do they go after first? Not the [[OmnicidalManiac guy who summoned a giant magical meteor]] to [[AGodAmI destroy the planet so he could become a god]] OR the [[EldritchAbomination alien organism who's very presence on the planet perverts nature]], no they go straight for [[SkewedPriorities the humans who've all but destroyed the environment]].

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** Playing as the ''Gaian'' faction, naturally enough, enables environmental empathy that allows the mindworms to be ''captured'' and then used as weapons against the other 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 they plays play 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. As far as they're concerned, HumansAreBastards and have already blown it by ruining Earth; only Planet is worthy of deciding if they're worthy of living here here, and it's implied that if Transcendence is not possible then they will wipe out every other human faction and then commit mass suicide to ensure that Planet is free of human interference. Yikes.
* ''Videogame/{{Evolve}}'': [[spoiler: Possibly [[spoiler:Possibly the nature of the monsters monsters, given some of Kala's downed quotes, though for reality rather than Earth.]]
-->[[spoiler: ''Kala:'' -->[[spoiler:''Kala:'' The boundary of stability is wrong! We are the universe righting itself!]]
-->[[spoiler: ''Kala:'' -->[[spoiler:''Kala:'' We will nucleate a true vacuum! This abnormality will be erased!]]
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' has an entire squad of colossal monstrosities called [=WEAPON=]s which are stated to be the planet's self-defence mechanism. Once awakened, they seek out and eliminate any threat to the planet's wellbeing well-being with extreme prejudice. So, who do they go after first? Not the [[OmnicidalManiac guy who summoned a giant magical meteor]] to [[AGodAmI destroy the planet so he could become a god]] OR the [[EldritchAbomination alien organism who's whose very presence on the planet perverts nature]], no no, they go straight for [[SkewedPriorities the humans who've all but destroyed the environment]].



** 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.]]

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** 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 smarts, it lets you depart with your lives but gives you no other reward, while if you decide to just bash its face in 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.]]



** In the [[VideoGame/GodOfWarIII third game]], Gaia [[spoiler:turns on Kratos partly because his rampage has nearly destroyed the world.]]

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** In the [[VideoGame/GodOfWarIII third game]], Gaia [[spoiler:turns on Kratos partly because his rampage has nearly destroyed the world.]]world]].



* ''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.)
* ''VideoGame/SimEarth'' lets the player unleash the wrath of Gaia onto the planet they tend to, and oh - poking Gaia in the eye does piss her off.
* In ''VideoGame/SecretOfMana'', the Mana Fortress, a particularly evil KillSat. is fueled by the life-force of the planet. The champion of Earth ''du jour'' is the Mana Beast, a white dragon hell-bent on smashing the Fortress to pieces. In an odd twist [[spoiler: the Beast, while good-natured, has gone mad with rage, and destroying the fortress would cause a catastrophic restructuring of the balance. So the heroes have to kill the Beast after killing the BigBad in charge of the Fortress.]]

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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.)
* ''VideoGame/SimEarth'' lets the player unleash the wrath of Gaia onto the planet they tend to, and oh - -- poking Gaia in the eye does piss her off.
* In ''VideoGame/SecretOfMana'', the Mana Fortress, a particularly evil KillSat. KillSat, is fueled by the life-force of the planet. The champion of Earth ''du jour'' is the Mana Beast, a white dragon hell-bent on smashing the Fortress to pieces. In an odd twist [[spoiler: the twist, [[spoiler:the Beast, while good-natured, has gone mad with rage, and destroying the fortress would cause a catastrophic restructuring of the balance. So the heroes have to kill the Beast after killing the BigBad in charge of the Fortress.]]



** Although the Psycho Soldiers ending in '03 seems to imply that Orochi's corruption isn't absolute, at least not compared to the leader of Those From the Past; a further implication may be that Orochi feel under that thing's sway, and only ''then'' decided to resort to genocide.

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** Although the Psycho Soldiers ending in '03 seems to imply that Orochi's corruption isn't absolute, at least not compared to the leader of Those From the Past; a further implication may be that Orochi feel fell under that thing's sway, and only ''then'' decided to resort to genocide.



* ''Savage: The Battle for Newerth'' plays this straight with [[MeaningfulName Ophelia Grimm]]. Ophelia had a [[FriendToAllLivingThings supernatural gift for communing with animals]], and believed the Legion of Man should cooperate with the newly-intelligent Beasts, rather than killing them on sight. After watching Legionnaires [[ShootTheDog kill a defenseless beast pup that was trying to give her a flower]], she began to believe that [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters humans had no redeeming traits at all]], escaped into the wilderness, and [[OhCrap taught the beasts to fight back]], becoming a full blown Gaia's Avenger.

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* ''Savage: The Battle for Newerth'' plays this straight with [[MeaningfulName Ophelia Grimm]]. Ophelia had a [[FriendToAllLivingThings supernatural gift for communing with animals]], and believed the Legion of Man should cooperate with the newly-intelligent Beasts, rather than killing them on sight. After watching Legionnaires [[ShootTheDog kill a defenseless beast pup that was trying to give her a flower]], she began to believe that [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters humans had no redeeming traits at all]], escaped into the wilderness, and [[OhCrap taught the beasts to fight back]], becoming a full blown full-blown Gaia's Avenger.



* ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonGatesToInfinity'' has a rare benevolent example of this in [[spoiler: Hydreigon, who's not a true Pokemon, but the form taken by the Voice of Life, a being who embodies the world's will to survive and acts as one of its sworn protectors, addressing any threats to its safety. His goal is to destroy the [[EldritchAbomination Bittercold]], but after becoming aware that neither he nor any Pokemon in the world was capable of doing so, called humans in to do the job. He eventually meets the player character and proceeds to guide them towards this aim, also acting as their guardian until circumstances force him to part ways. Once the world is saved, he ultimately decides to settle into a normal life in Post Town for the time being and helps his new friends/world saviors as a part of their team.]]

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* ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonGatesToInfinity'' has a rare benevolent example of this in [[spoiler: Hydreigon, [[spoiler:Hydreigon, who's not a true Pokemon, Pokémon, but the form taken by the Voice of Life, a being who embodies the world's will to survive and acts as one of its sworn protectors, addressing any threats to its safety. His goal is to destroy the [[EldritchAbomination Bittercold]], but after becoming aware that neither he nor any Pokemon Pokémon in the world was capable of doing so, called humans in to do the job. He eventually meets the player character and proceeds to guide them towards this aim, also acting as their guardian until circumstances force him to part ways. Once the world is saved, he ultimately decides to settle into a normal life in Post Town for the time being and helps his new friends/world saviors as a part of their team.]]



* [[spoiler: The Gohma]] from ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' are revealed to be the will of the planet itself corrupted by hatred and rage.

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* [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Gohma]] from ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' are revealed to be the will of the planet itself corrupted by hatred and rage.



* 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.
* The flash horror platformer ''Gyossait'' has a very creepy version of this. [[spoiler:The god Oyeatia creates mankind as a gift to the titular goddess of earth. But Gyossait sees mankind's treatment of her planet as an insult and unleashes a cataclysm that kills millions. This pisses off Oyeatia in turn, so he tears Gyossait to pieces and buries her essence inside a prison no god can reach. Not that it actually stops her...]]

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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 selection, was worshipped as the Goddess of violence and catastrophes) 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.
* The flash horror platformer ''Gyossait'' ''VideoGame/{{Gyossait}}'' has a very creepy version of this. [[spoiler:The god Oyeatia creates mankind as a gift to the titular goddess of earth. But Gyossait sees mankind's treatment of her planet as an insult and unleashes a cataclysm that kills millions. This pisses off Oyeatia in turn, so he tears Gyossait to pieces and buries her essence inside a prison no god can reach. Not that it actually stops her...]]



* In ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead'', this is the motive of Caleb Goldman for his bringing about a Zombie Apocalypse.
* From ''VideoGame/SinAndPunishmentStarSuccessor'', we have the Keepers, artificial life forms designed to defend Earth from those who would try to harm it; Isa explains that they are the Earth's "immune system". The Keepers spend a great majority of the game harassing Isa and Kachi, as if the Nebulox weren't enough of a threat. In Stage 7, [[spoiler:when it becomes clear that the Nebulox pose a major threat to the planet, the Keepers strike back against them, working alongside Isa and Kachi.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead'', this is the motive of Caleb Goldman for his bringing about a Zombie Apocalypse.
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* From ''VideoGame/SinAndPunishmentStarSuccessor'', we have the Keepers, artificial life forms life-forms designed to defend Earth from those who would try to harm it; Isa explains that they are the Earth's "immune system". The Keepers spend a great majority of the game harassing Isa and Kachi, as if the Nebulox weren't enough of a threat. In Stage 7, [[spoiler:when it becomes clear that the Nebulox pose a major threat to the planet, the Keepers strike back against them, working alongside Isa and Kachi.]]Kachi]].



* 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.



* In ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'' the AI named GAIA was slowly given more responsibility for running Earth. After some very serious disaster GAIA finally decided that humans were 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 (though GAIA was kind enough to build a fleet of starships capable of transporting humanity off-world first).

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* In ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'' ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'', the AI named GAIA was slowly given more responsibility for running Earth. After some very serious disaster disaster, GAIA finally decided that humans were 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 (though GAIA was kind enough to build a fleet of starships capable of transporting humanity off-world first).



* 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]].

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* 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 AnimalWrongsGroup, but [[spoiler: it [[spoiler:it seems to be literally Gaia's blood and she's extremely pissed]].



* The settlers in [[http://wanderers-library.wikidot.com/shikuan-misiwe shikuan-misiwe]] from TheWanderersLibrary are killed to stop destroying the island they lived on.

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* The settlers in [[http://wanderers-library.wikidot.com/shikuan-misiwe shikuan-misiwe]] from TheWanderersLibrary are killed to stop them from destroying the island they lived on.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' episode "Urban Jungle" Danny faces off against the evil plant ghost Undergrowth, who is bent on covering the planet in vegetation and enslaving humanity.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' episode "Urban Jungle" Jungle", Danny faces off against the evil plant ghost Undergrowth, who is bent on covering the planet in vegetation and enslaving humanity.



** This is one of the jobs of the Avatar himself; the duty of ironing out misunderstandings of the spirit world and the human world means he sometimes needs to put humans back in their place if they get too violent toward nature. [[spoiler: When Aang defeats Fire Lord Ozai, his first act is to gently make the ocean rise just enough to extinguish the fires started by their battle, then push them back.]]

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** This is one of the jobs of the Avatar himself; the duty of ironing out misunderstandings of the spirit world and the human world means he sometimes needs to put humans back in their place if they get too violent toward nature. [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When Aang defeats Fire Lord Ozai, his first act is to gently make the ocean rise just enough to extinguish the fires started by their battle, then push them back.]]



** [[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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** [[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 them, and later large predators have repopulated the land in just 10-20 years.



** One of the effects being the evolution of insecticide resistant insects. The same applies to herbicides, fungicides, antibiotics... Ironically, overusing products which have extremely valuable uses in moderation leads to their devaluation in the long term. And sets us up to get smacked when a system predicated on their function no longer has them.

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** One of the effects being the evolution of insecticide resistant insecticide-resistant insects. The same applies to herbicides, fungicides, antibiotics... Ironically, overusing products which have extremely valuable uses in moderation leads to their devaluation in the long term. And sets us up to get smacked when a system predicated on their function no longer has them.



* During the Vietnam War, a great deal of soldiers on boths sides died not from combat, but from insect carried diseases.

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* During the Vietnam War, a great deal of soldiers on boths both sides died not from combat, but from insect carried insect-carried diseases.



** This idea is an object of ridicule in Russia, because of the [[UnfortunateImplications underlying notions]] that Russia is unable to defend itself by force of arms and has to rely on weather and Russians are [[MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong somehow immune to cold]] and attrition caused by sub-zero temperatures. There are several studies of this mini-trope (usually called 'General Winter') that show that the horrors of Russian winter were exaggerated by Napoleon's and Hitler's generals to cover up their defeats. On the other hand, Russia's sheer ''size''--even when you take out the Asian part, Russia is ''still'' Europe's largest country, at some ''40%'' of the European landmass[[note]]And this is ''today's'' Russia, the smallest European Russia since at least the time of Catherine the Great[[/note]]--can conspire with the winter to make marches through it completely miserable for invaders.

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** This idea is an object of ridicule in Russia, because of the [[UnfortunateImplications underlying notions]] that Russia is unable to defend itself by force of arms and has to rely on weather and Russians are [[MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong somehow immune to cold]] and attrition caused by sub-zero temperatures. There are several studies of this mini-trope (usually called 'General Winter') that show that the horrors of Russian winter were exaggerated by Napoleon's and Hitler's generals to cover up their defeats. On the other hand, Russia's sheer ''size''--even ''size'' -- even when you take out the Asian part, Russia is ''still'' Europe's largest country, at some ''40%'' of the European landmass[[note]]And this is ''today's'' Russia, the smallest European Russia since at least the time of Catherine the Great[[/note]]--can Great[[/note]] -- can conspire with the winter to make marches through it completely miserable for invaders.



** 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.
** The Balkans are known for their mountainous terrain which, coupled with the state of the local roads, made military movements and administration diffcult. It also offered perfect hiding places for bandits and guerrillas.
* Delusional SerialKiller Herbert Mullin was convinced he needed to make blood sacrifices to nature, or it else would destroy California with earthquakes. He even killed some of his victims because they were "polluting".

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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 '' 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.
** The Balkans are known for their mountainous terrain which, coupled with the state of the local roads, made military movements and administration diffcult.difficult. It also offered perfect hiding places for bandits and guerrillas.
* Delusional SerialKiller Herbert Mullin was convinced he needed to make blood sacrifices to nature, or it else it would destroy California with earthquakes. He even killed some of his victims because they were "polluting".



* 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...

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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 just say that krakens are ''real''.



* In one particular forest, wolves were killed off by hunters, and farmers who believed they would attack livestock. The wolves disappeared from the forest entirely, and as a result, the population of deer exploded and they caused massive damage to places where people lived. Oops. This was eventually fixed by the reintroduction of wolves into the forest.

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* In one particular forest, wolves were killed off by hunters, hunters and farmers who believed they would attack livestock. The wolves disappeared from the forest entirely, and as a result, the population of deer exploded and they caused massive damage to places where people lived. Oops. This was eventually fixed by the reintroduction of wolves into the forest.



* In Maoist China, one of the critters targeted by the "four pests" campaign was the sparrow, which was believed to eat too many grain seeds. Some of the birds were killed with guns and slingshots. Crowds of people would make noise to prevent the sparrows from landing, causing them to die of exhaustion. It worked and the birds became nearly extinct in China. Unfortunately, the sparrows also controlled the locust population and millions of people were killed by the resulting famine. China ended up having to import sparrows from the Soviet Union.

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* In Maoist China, one of the critters targeted by the "four pests" campaign was the sparrow, which was believed to eat too many grain seeds. Some of the birds were killed with guns and slingshots. Crowds of people would make noise to prevent the sparrows from landing, causing them to die of exhaustion. It worked and the birds became nearly extinct in China. Unfortunately, the sparrows also controlled the locust population population, and millions of people were killed by the resulting famine. China ended up having to import sparrows from the Soviet Union.
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** The game's version of [[http://www.lomion.de/cmm/jabberwo.php the Jabberwock]] (yes, [[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland that Jabberwock]]) is believed to be a GeniusLoci manifested by old and ancient forests to ward off settlers, loggers, or others who would exploit or defile it.
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* In the "Invasion" storyline of ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', the Phyrexians, [[DemonicInvaders demonic machine-monsters]], invade the world of Dominaria seeking to kill all life to secure the planet for its resources, whereupon it's revealed that Gaea, Dominaria's living spirit and the only true god in the setting, had been preparing for this by "growing" the monstrous kavu - gigantic reptilians resistant to the Phyrexians - beneath her surface for thousands of years in advance. (Unfortunately for the humans, elves, and others holding back the Phyrexians, the kavu find machine-demons and mortals equally tasty...)

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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'': A fairly common motivation for {{Green|Thumb}} characters and factions, but specific examples include:
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In the "Invasion" storyline of ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', storyline, the Phyrexians, [[DemonicInvaders demonic machine-monsters]], invade the world of Dominaria seeking to kill all life to secure the planet for its resources, whereupon it's revealed that Gaea, Dominaria's living spirit and the only true god in the setting, plane, had been preparing for this by "growing" the monstrous kavu - gigantic reptilians resistant to the Phyrexians - beneath her surface for thousands of years in advance. (Unfortunately for the humans, elves, and others holding back the Phyrexians, the kavu find machine-demons and mortals equally tasty...)



** Not to mention [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=1054 this]] and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=205033 this.]]

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** Not to mention Specific cards fitting the Gaia's Avenger version of this trope include [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=1054 this]] Gaea's Avenger]], a Treefolk representing beings empowered by Gaea after the destruction of the forest of Argoth, and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=205033 this.]]Gaea's Revenge]], an elemental.



* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' settings it's part of druids' work to hand out Gaia's Vengeance in measured portions when there's demand.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
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In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' most settings it's part of druids' work to hand out Gaia's Vengeance in measured portions when there's demand.



* Subverted in ''TabletopGame/{{Monsterpocalypse}}'', where the ancient [[{{MeaningfulName}} Terrasaurs]] seem only interested in targeting industrial complexes so as to [[{{ExtremeOmnivore}} consume the raw pollution they produce]]. Besides this, and their occasional desire for a human-sandwich, they are quite tolerant of humanity as a whole.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Monsterpocalypse}}'':
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Subverted in ''TabletopGame/{{Monsterpocalypse}}'', where by the ancient [[{{MeaningfulName}} Terrasaurs]] Terrasaurs]], who seem only interested in targeting industrial complexes so as to [[{{ExtremeOmnivore}} consume the raw pollution they produce]]. Besides this, and their occasional desire for a human-sandwich, they are quite tolerant of humanity as a whole.



* 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 past 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 2,000pts 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 past 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.



* Not Earth-based, but Planet of ''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.
** In the expansion, Planet ups the ante with artillery (spore launchers), submarines (sealurks), and entire organic factory/fortress deals known as fungal towers. This is on top of the battleship/transport isles of the deep, mind worm standard combat troops, and airborne locusts. Did we mention they completely ignore your technology?

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* ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'':
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Not Earth-based, but Planet of ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' has the Mind Worms, that which 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.
** *** In the expansion, Planet ups the ante with artillery (spore launchers), submarines (sealurks), and entire organic factory/fortress deals known as fungal towers. This is on top of the battleship/transport isles of the deep, mind worm standard combat troops, and airborne locusts. Did we mention they completely ignore your technology?
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** The TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness supplement ''Changing Breeds'' provides a look at several werecreatures who aren't [[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken Uratha]] and view themselves as stewards of the earth. The game gets a mixed reception from fans of the line, seeing as ''Werewolf'' has moved on from "Gaia's Vengeance" to "SpiritWorld border patrol."

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* TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness:
** The TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness supplement ''Changing Breeds'' for ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'' provides a look at several werecreatures who aren't [[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Uratha]] and view themselves as stewards of the earth. The game gets a mixed reception from fans of the line, seeing as ''Werewolf'' has moved on from "Gaia's Vengeance" to "SpiritWorld border patrol."
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* In Joe Hill's ''Literature/TheFireman'', John (the titular Fireman) suggests that the dragonspore is this: it stays locked in the polar ice caps until global warming releases it, at which point it neutralizes the threat and freezes again.
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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.

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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.
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* Most of the monsters in ''UltramanMax'' arose because of pollution. One character even theorizes that they're humanities natural predator, because humans have grown to large.

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* Most of the monsters {{Kaiju}} in ''UltramanMax'' arose because of pollution. ''Series/UltramanMax'' are implied to be or explicitly this. One character even theorizes that they're humanities humanity's natural predator, because humans have grown to large.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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