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14th Jan '18 11:47:28 AM MasterN
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* ''Gaia's Vengeance proper'' -- Nature is [[AnthropomorphicPersonification a sentient]], or, at least, [[GeniusLoci independent and real, being]] who can direct the efforts of an entire ecosystem, or even weather et al. and is willing to direct it against this annoying little sentient species that finally pissed it off. Considering species and even ecosystems are perfectly capable of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extinction-level_event dying out naturally,]] this approach is a lot more susceptible to FridgeLogic than the others. In reality, Mother Nature wipes out her own creations pretty regularly, so the idea of Nature as a sentient being who hates humans for doing the same is [[MoralMyopia inconsistent,]] [[YouFailBiologyForever to say the least.]] On the other hand, it could be explained by nature [[BlueAndOrangeMorality lacking morals we can comprehend]], instead operating on [[NatureIsNotNice law of strongest]]-species adapt and grow in accordance to world around them, and if they can't find place in ecosystem, they are gone. Problem is that humans are attempting to change ecosystem and abnormally spreading on expense of everybody else.
* ''Gaia's Vengeance metaphorical'' -- Was I hallucinating, or was Jerry really eaten by a [[ILoveNuclearPower humongous shark]]? This is the case when environmental neglect results in local or global tragedy. An example of the former would be a loose swarm of killer bees or an AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever fed on a local toxic waste dump; an example of the latter would be global warming. As opposed to above, it does not actually need Nature to act anymore than you'd need a snow devil or whatnot to start an avalanche.
* ''Gaia's Avenger'' -- Here, Nature may or may not be sentient, as well as pollution does or does not have to be a problem at all. At least to anyone but this person, who took it as a [[MissionFromGod personal quest]] to fight any real or perceived polluters, all in the name of Mother Earth. {{Knight Templar}}ship abounds, but there are [[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers some]] right. The NatureSpirit, PlantPerson, BeastMan, {{Treant|s}} and generally anyone who can [[TheEmpath "Feel the Planet's pain!"]] are likely avengers.

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

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

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

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* Toward the end of the golf course, Dave hit his ball into the woods and found it in a patch of pretty yellow buttercups. Trying to get his ball back in play, he ended up thrashing just about every buttercup in the patch. All of a sudden, in a flash and puff of smoke, a little old woman appeared. She said, "I'm Mother Nature. Do you know how long it took me to make those buttercups? Just for doing what you have done, you won't have any butter for your popcorn for the rest of your life. Better still, you won't have any butter for your toast for the rest of your life. As a matter of fact, you'll never have any butter for anything the rest of your life!" Then POOF!... she was gone! After Dave recovered from the shock, he hollered for his friend, "Fred, where are you?" Fred yells back, "I'm over here in the pussy [[{{Pun}} pussy]] willows." Dave shouts back, [[AllMenArePerverts "Don't swing, Fred! For the love of God, don't swing!"swing!"]]
9th Jan '18 12:12:26 AM TroperBeDoper
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* ComicBook/SwampThing pulls this in his Arcade Mode ending in ''VideoGame/{{Injustice 2}}''. Fed up with his allies and enemies dismissal of the environment, he uses the power of Brainiac's ship to engulf the world in green.
3rd Jan '18 4:12:09 AM VicGeorge2011
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* God is implied to be Gaia's Avenger in the Literature/BookOfRevelation from ''Literature/TheBible'', as Revelation 11:18 says in some translations that He will destroy those who destroy the earth.
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31st Dec '17 10:35:08 AM Snope
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** In ''Alpha Sapphire'', Team Aqua becomes an organization of Gaia's Avengers. Their boss seeks Kyogre to flood Hoenn's civilizations, taking the land back for Pokemon. [[GoneHorriblyRight It ends up being far worse than expected.]]

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** In ''Alpha Sapphire'', Team Aqua becomes an organization of Gaia's Avengers. Their boss seeks Kyogre to flood Hoenn's civilizations, taking the land back for Pokemon. [[GoneHorriblyRight It The flooding ends up being far worse than expected.]]
31st Dec '17 10:34:27 AM Snope
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** In ''Alpha Sapphire'', Archie becomes a Gaia's Avenger. He seeks out Kyogre to flood Hoenn's civilizations, taking the land back for Pokemon. [[GoneHorriblyRight It ends up being far worse than expected.]]

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** In ''Alpha Sapphire'', Archie Team Aqua becomes a an organization of Gaia's Avenger. He Avengers. Their boss seeks out Kyogre to flood Hoenn's civilizations, taking the land back for Pokemon. [[GoneHorriblyRight It ends up being far worse than expected.]]
31st Dec '17 10:33:44 AM Snope
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** In ''Alpha Sapphire'', Archie becomes a Gaia's Avenger. He seeks out Kyogre to flood Hoenn's civilizations, taking the land back for Pokemon. [[GoneHorriblyRight It ends up being far worse than expected.]]
24th Dec '17 2:31:57 AM Ryulong
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** Franchise/TheDCU also has The Green, the collected ofrces of plant-kind, with most of the plant-based heroes and villains (Poision Ivy, Swamp Thing, Black Orchid, The Floranic Man, ect.) being connected to it. There's also the Red (animals) and the Rot (decay).

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** Franchise/TheDCU also has The Green, the collected ofrces forces of plant-kind, with most of the plant-based heroes and villains (Poision (Poison Ivy, Swamp Thing, Black Orchid, The Floranic Floronic Man, ect.etc.) being connected to it. There's also the Red (animals) and the Rot (decay).
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