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3rd May '16 4:48:40 PM Theriocephalus
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* The Devouring Earth in ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' are animate plants, rocks, and fungi who were created by Hamidon Pasilima, an eco-terrorist MadScientist who turned himself into The Hamidon, a giant single-celled organism that's the toughest Giant Monster in the game.

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* The Devouring Earth in ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' are animate plants, rocks, and fungi who were created by Hamidon Pasilima, an eco-terrorist MadScientist who turned himself into The the Hamidon, a giant single-celled organism that's the toughest Giant Monster giant monster in the game.



*** There are technologies that are useful against them (Neural Amplifier, Trance Training, etc...) and you can even breed your own, domestic mindworms.
** Playing as the- what else?- ''Gaian'' faction enables environmental empathy that allows the mindworms to be ''captured'', and then used as weapons against the other jerks 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 he/she plays his/her 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.

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*** There are technologies that are useful against them (Neural Amplifier, Trance Training, etc...etc.) and you can even breed your own, domestic mindworms.
** Playing as the- what else?- the ''Gaian'' faction faction, naturally enough, enables environmental empathy that allows the mindworms to be ''captured'', ''captured'' and then used as weapons against the other jerks 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 he/she they plays his/her 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.
3rd May '16 4:41:00 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''Gaia's Avenger'' -- Here, Nature may or may not be sentient, as well as pollution does or does not have to be a problem at all. At least to anyone but this person, who took it as a [[MissionFromGod personal quest]] to fight any real or perceived polluters, all in the name of Mother Earth. {{Knight Templar}}ship abounds, but there are [[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers some]] right. The NatureSpirit, PlantPerson, and BeastMan, and generally anyone who can [[TheEmpath "Feel the Planet's pain!"]] are likely avengers.

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* ''Gaia's Avenger'' -- Here, Nature may or may not be sentient, as well as pollution does or does not have to be a problem at all. At least to anyone but this person, who took it as a [[MissionFromGod personal quest]] to fight any real or perceived polluters, all in the name of Mother Earth. {{Knight Templar}}ship abounds, but there are [[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers some]] right. The NatureSpirit, PlantPerson, and BeastMan, and generally anyone who can [[TheEmpath "Feel the Planet's pain!"]] are likely avengers.



** [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=397688 Primeval Titan]]'s card combines this with GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "When nature calls, run!"

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** [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=397688 Primeval Titan]]'s card combines this with GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "When nature calls, run!"''run''."
20th Apr '16 8:42:41 PM Loekman3
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* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar II'' takes the term a bit more literally, as Gaia herself joins in the revolution against the Olympians (although this has more to do with avenging the Titans' defeat at the hands of the gods than avenging nature).
** Like most ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' entries, it's worth noting Gaia was pretty much like this in Myth/GreekMythology as well. There wasn't any generation of deities that she didn't take issue with. If she wasn't providing assistance to their enemies, she was spawning monsters to kill them on her behalf.
** In the third game, Gaia [[spoiler:turns on Kratos partly because his rampage has nearly destroyed the world.]]

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* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar II'' ''VideoGame/GodOfWarII'' takes the term a bit more literally, as Gaia herself joins in the revolution against the Olympians (although this has more to do with avenging the Titans' defeat at the hands of the gods than avenging nature).
** Like most ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' ''[[VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries God Of War]]'' entries, it's worth noting Gaia was pretty much like this in Myth/GreekMythology as well. There wasn't any generation of deities that she didn't take issue with. If she wasn't providing assistance to their enemies, she was spawning monsters to kill them on her behalf.
** In the [[VideoGame/GodOfWarIII third game, game]], Gaia [[spoiler:turns on Kratos partly because his rampage has nearly destroyed the world.]]
16th Apr '16 2:23:54 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Various beings in the works of Creator/HayaoMiyazaki, notably the Ohmu in ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' and the animal spirits in ''Anime/PrincessMononoke''. [[spoiler:Although the Ohmu were found to be Gaia's creation to help clean up the earth, not to destroy humanity. This is actually subverted in the manga: the whole new purifying ecosystem is revealed to have been created by human scientists before the collapse of civilization in order to eventually make the planet fit for a new human population.]]

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* Various beings in the works of Creator/HayaoMiyazaki, notably the Ohmu in ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' and ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'', the animal spirits in ''Anime/PrincessMononoke''. [[spoiler:Although ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', and Fujimoto in ''Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea''. Although the Ohmu were found to be Gaia's [[spoiler:Gaia's creation to help clean up the earth, not to destroy humanity. This is actually subverted in the manga: the whole new purifying ecosystem is revealed to have been created by human scientists before the collapse of civilization in order to eventually make the planet fit for a new human population.]]
26th Mar '16 4:16:56 PM SovereignGFC
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* Lunara becomes a full-fledged Gaia's Avenger in ''Fanfic/HeroesOfTheDeskRepercussions''. She has to be told to tone it down, even though it is her day job to keep watch over natural areas.
25th Mar '16 2:01:16 AM DarkHunter
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* In [[OrionsArm Orion's Arm]] the AI named GAIA was slowly given more responsibility for running Earth. After some very serious disaster GAIA finally decided that humans were messing everything up. She declared that all but a select few sentients had to leave, those who didn't were slaughtered.

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* In [[OrionsArm Orion's Arm]] the AI named GAIA was slowly given more responsibility for running Earth. After some very serious disaster GAIA finally decided that humans were messing everything up. 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.slaughtered (though GAIA was kind enough to build a fleet of starships capable of transporting humanity off-world first).
8th Mar '16 10:34:41 AM superkeaton
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**However, over the course of the film, Godzilla actually proves to be a more heroic champion of nature than his origional incarnation, only attacking humans after they deliberately antagonize him and even then he only retaliates against the military.
3rd Mar '16 5:00:47 PM Theriocephalus
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** The Finns also had the most badass sniper who ever lived: [[BadAss Simo]] [[ColdSniper Häyhä]]. There's a reason why he was named the White Death. And he griefed bare Russians by no-scoping over 500 of them, with another 200+ killed by SMG.
3rd Mar '16 4:45:52 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''Literature/Zoo'' is about animals attacking humans and hunting them to the ends of the Earth.

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* ''Literature/Zoo'' ''Literature/{{Zoo}}'' is about animals attacking humans and hunting them to the ends of the Earth.



** 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 so 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 Animal itself), 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).
** 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, in effect, it ''is'' Gaia, for all practical purposes.

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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 so 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 Animal itself), 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).
** Without a doubt, the most potent example of this Trope 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, in effect, for all practical pursposes, it ''is'' Gaia, for all practical purposes.Gaia.
3rd Mar '16 4:41:27 PM Theriocephalus
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* And then, of course, there's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', in which Saruman learns the hard way why you do not fuck with Fangorn Forest. Ever.

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* And then, of course, there's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', in which Saruman learns the hard way why you do not ''not'' fuck with Fangorn Forest. Ever.Forest when the [[PlantPerson Ents]] tear his fortress apart stone by stone.



** Quite a few monsters are hostile to anyone who disrespect nature. Treants (who, not coincidentally, were based on Tolkien's ents) will punish or even kill anyone who maliciously despoil the forests they inhabit, unicorns will punish anyone who vandalizes a forest or torments its inhabitants, and dryads (in the 4th Edition especially) will do the same. Other fey beings are mentioned in various works, including the barkburr who will go so far as to curse the worst of offenders by turning them into trees as an ironic punishment for this sort of crime.

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** Quite a few monsters are hostile to anyone who disrespect disrespects nature. Treants (who, not coincidentally, were based on Tolkien's ents) will punish or even kill anyone who maliciously despoil despoils the forests they inhabit, unicorns will punish anyone who vandalizes a forest or torments its inhabitants, and dryads (in the 4th Edition especially) will do the same. Other fey beings are mentioned in various works, including the barkburr who will go so far as to curse the worst of offenders by turning them into trees as an ironic punishment for this sort of crime.
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