History Main / GenocideBackfire

5th Aug '16 11:48:36 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Covenant failed to commit genocide on mankind in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''. It started in 2525 when the High Prophets found out that the Humans were the inheritors to the Forerunners, the species that the Covenant worshiped as gods, and they realized that the truth about it would splinter the Covenant if it ever was spread. They decided to wipe out Humanity so that no one would find the truth. 30 years later, all the High Prophets were killed, the Elites became the Humans' best friends, High Charity fell to the Flood only to be destroyed by Master Chief, the Covenant lost billions of soldiers in the battles of Reach, Earth, the Halo and the Ark and the Covenant is now nothing but a shadow of its former self.
** The big backfire was when they tried to genocide the Elites after they found out the truth about the rings. The Elites thus joined forces with the humans.
** The new ''Forerunner Saga'' novels reveal that the Forerunners and the ancient human interstellar empire fought a devastating war, with the Forerunners winning and literally blasting humanity back to the Stone Age. Unfortunately for them, the humans had plenty of research and experience with the Flood, which was destroyed when Earth fell. Then the Forerunners themselves get wiped out by the Flood.
*** [[spoiler: It goes even further. The Forerunners themselves had RecursivePrecursors, who they called...The Precursors. The Precursors created both the ancient human empire and the Forerunners, but decided the Forerunners were a mistake and tried to wipe them out. However, the Forerunners struck first, and wiped out the Precursors. Then the Precursor corpses laying around broke down into a dust, which, thousands of years later, ''would become the Flood!'']]

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The Covenant failed to commit Covenant's attempted genocide on mankind in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''. ends up being its downfall. It started in 2525 when the High Prophets found out that the Humans humans were the inheritors to the Forerunners, the species that the Covenant worshiped as gods, and they realized that the truth about it would splinter the Covenant if it ever was spread. They decided to wipe out Humanity humanity so that no one would find the truth. 30 years later, the war sets off a chain of events which leads to all the High Prophets were being killed, the many former Covenant Elites became allying with humanity, the Humans' best friends, High Charity fell Covenant capital ''High Charity'' falling to the Flood only to be destroyed by Master Chief, the Covenant lost billions of soldiers in the battles of Reach, Earth, the Halo and the Ark and the Covenant is itself now nothing but a shadow myriad of its former self.
opposing factions.
** The big backfire more direct trigger for the Covenant's fall was when they tried the Prophets ordered their forces to genocide the Elites after they found out because the truth about former felt the rings. The latter were no longer reliably loyal; instead, the Elites thus joined forces team up with humanity and destroy the humans.
Covenant.
** The new ''Forerunner Saga'' novels reveal that As first revealed in ''Literature/TheForerunnerSaga'', the Forerunners and the ancient human interstellar empire fought a devastating war, with the Forerunners winning and literally blasting humanity back to the Stone Age. Unfortunately for them, the humans had plenty of research and experience with on the Flood, which was destroyed when Earth fell. Then the Forerunners themselves get wiped out by the Flood.
*** [[spoiler: It goes ** The ''Halo''verse has an even further. The more ancient example, to which this trope applies regardless of [[UnreliableNarrator which side is telling the story]]. [[spoiler:The Forerunners themselves had RecursivePrecursors, who they called...The Precursors. The Precursors the Precursors, who created both humanity and the ancient human empire and Forerunners. What happens next is rather unclear. According to the Forerunners, but the Precursors decided the Forerunners were a mistake and tried to wipe them out. However, out; however, the Forerunners struck first, and all but wiped out the Precursors. Then According to the Precursor corpses laying around Precursors, they simply decided that the Forerunners shouldn't have the Mantle, with the Forerunners' attack being completely unprovoked. Either way, the few surviving Precursors broke down into a dust, dust which, thousands of 10 million years later, ''would become the Flood!'']]
30th Jul '16 12:50:22 PM nombretomado
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* Happens lots of times in DavidWeber's ''Literature/EmpireFromTheAshes'', as the [[OmnicidalManiac omnicidal]] Achuultani, themselves a last remnant from a campaign of genocide by a hostile power in their own galaxy, have ''nearly'' wiped out humanity several times. We now have [[ThatsNoMoon planetoid dreadnoughts]] whose ''[[MisappliedPhlebotinum star drives]]'' can [[RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun cause supernovae]] when used too close to a star, and each has combat capability equivalent to [[ZergRush hundreds of thousands]] of Achuultani ships. Oh yes, and [[ShameIfSomethingHappened we know where they live]].

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* Happens lots of times in DavidWeber's Creator/DavidWeber's ''Literature/EmpireFromTheAshes'', as the [[OmnicidalManiac omnicidal]] Achuultani, themselves a last remnant from a campaign of genocide by a hostile power in their own galaxy, have ''nearly'' wiped out humanity several times. We now have [[ThatsNoMoon planetoid dreadnoughts]] whose ''[[MisappliedPhlebotinum star drives]]'' can [[RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun cause supernovae]] when used too close to a star, and each has combat capability equivalent to [[ZergRush hundreds of thousands]] of Achuultani ships. Oh yes, and [[ShameIfSomethingHappened we know where they live]].



* Implied at the end of ''Literature/OutOfTheDark'', again by DavidWeber. The Shongairi announced themselves to Earth with a series of [[ColonyDrop Colony Drops]] on Earth capitals, and when controlling Earth proved to be impossible tried to exterminate mankind with a biological weapon. They failed, and at the end Humans knows how to replicate Shongairi technology and where they live.

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* Implied at the end of ''Literature/OutOfTheDark'', again by DavidWeber.David Weber. The Shongairi announced themselves to Earth with a series of [[ColonyDrop Colony Drops]] on Earth capitals, and when controlling Earth proved to be impossible tried to exterminate mankind with a biological weapon. They failed, and at the end Humans knows how to replicate Shongairi technology and where they live.
19th Jul '16 7:09:10 PM SSJMagus
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', the king of Baron ([[spoiler:Actually Cagnazzo, archfiend of Water, [[FakeKing in disguise]]]]) tries to wipe out the Summoners. He does a pretty good job, but he misses one, the young summoner Rydia. However, it isn't played completely straight in that the backfire mainly came from the main character defecting to eventually take him down rather than Rydia herself.

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', the king of Baron ([[spoiler:Actually Cagnazzo, archfiend of Water, [[FakeKing in disguise]]]]) tries to wipe out the Summoners. He does a pretty good job, but he misses one, the young summoner Rydia. However, it isn't played completely straight in that the backfire mainly came from the main character defecting to eventually take him down rather than Rydia herself. The main character also teams up with Rydia to defeat Cagnazzo's master, who the Summoner genocide was supposed to benefit.



** In ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIV'', the Hero's village is destroyed by the BigBad's minions, but he's hidden away at the time. Naturally, the Hero was the ''only'' person in the village that the BigBad actually gave a damn about.

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** In ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIV'', the Hero's village is destroyed by the BigBad's minions, but he's hidden away at the time. Naturally, the Hero was the ''only'' person in the village that the BigBad actually gave a damn about. At the time, the BigBad thought the attack was a complete success, as one of the other villagers [[VoluntaryShapeshifting transformed into a copy of the Hero]] and [[HeroicSacrifice died in his place]].



** And in comic 842, while it doesn't fall under any of the variants mentioned in the main article since it does wipe out everyone V wanted dead, boy does Darth V's Familicide coming back to bite him/her in the ass. [[spoiler: The Draketooth family were all part dragon, namely, part of the same family V used Familicide on.]]

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** And in comic 842, while it doesn't fall under any of the variants mentioned in the main article since it does wipe out everyone V wanted dead, boy does Darth V's Familicide coming back to bite him/her in the ass. [[spoiler: The Draketooth family family, guardians of the 4th Gate, were all part dragon, namely, part of the same family V used Familicide on.]]
18th Jul '16 5:15:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheGodfather 2'' The local ganglord kills Vito Andolini's father, then his brother when the brother tries to get revenge, then his mother when she tries to protect Vito ('because he's slow'). Vito then has to leave Sicily for America, where he becomes Vito Corleone. He then returns to Sicily to off the ganglord.

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* ''Film/TheGodfather 2'' ''Film/TheGodfatherPartII'' The local ganglord kills Vito Andolini's father, then his brother when the brother tries to get revenge, then his mother when she tries to protect Vito ('because he's slow'). Vito then has to leave Sicily for America, where he becomes Vito Corleone. He then returns to Sicily to off the ganglord.
16th Jul '16 6:29:54 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* In the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' backstory the Quarian race launched an attempted genocide of the newly-sentient Geth machine race in fear of the Geth [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters turning on them]]. The Geth [[RobotWar fought back]], and the few surviving Quarians ended up driven from their homeworld. To add insult to injury they only survived at all because the Geth actually ''didn't'' want to fight them and let them go; the Geth (except for a RenegadeSplinterFaction that works as mooks for a third party) then proceeded to mind their own business for centuries until the Quarians attacked and tried to wipe them out ''again'', which unless the player chooses to intervene on their behalf leads to the entire race beating themselves to death against the Geth defenses.
11th Jun '16 2:15:41 AM SmugTrope
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A villain annihilates an entire people and their culture to achieve some goal, but only has an incomplete success and the resulting incompleteness comes back to bite them in the ass in the form of the one guy or small group of individuals who survived the massacre.

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A villain annihilates an entire people and their culture to achieve some goal, but only has an incomplete success and the resulting incompleteness comes back to bite them in the ass in the form of [[SoleSurvivor the one guy or small group of individuals who survived the massacre.
massacre.]]
11th Jun '16 2:13:19 AM SmugTrope
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A villain annihilates an entire people and their culture to achieve some goal, but only has an incomplete success and the resulting incompleteness comes back to bite them in the ass.

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A villain annihilates an entire people and their culture to achieve some goal, but only has an incomplete success and the resulting incompleteness comes back to bite them in the ass.
ass in the form of the one guy or small group of individuals who survived the massacre.
16th May '16 11:15:06 AM Luigifan
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A villain annihilates an entire people and their culture to achieve some goal but only has an incomplete success and the resulting incompleteness comes back to bite them in the ass.

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A villain annihilates an entire people and their culture to achieve some goal goal, but only has an incomplete success and the resulting incompleteness comes back to bite them in the ass.



** Frieza exterminated the Saiyan race in an attempt to prevent any from potentially becoming the legendary Super Saiyan. He missed four (excluding the ones from the movies which put it at eight or so). Two of them, Raditz and Nappa, worked for Frieza alongside Vegeta, the prince of the Saiyans, but Goku, the fourth, would eventually take Frieza down by becoming the very thing Frieza feared. What's more, after getting turned into a cyborg and coming to Earth to take revenge, both he and his father King Cold are taken down for good by Future Trunks, who turns out to be the son of Vegeta, the other major Saiyan to survive.

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** Frieza exterminated the Saiyan race in an attempt to prevent any from potentially becoming the legendary Super Saiyan. He missed four (excluding the ones from the movies movies, which put it at eight or so). Two of them, Raditz and Nappa, worked for Frieza alongside Vegeta, the prince of the Saiyans, but Goku, the fourth, would eventually take Frieza down by becoming the very thing Frieza feared. What's more, after getting turned into a cyborg and coming to Earth to take revenge, both he and his father King Cold are taken down for good by Future Trunks, who turns out to be the son of Vegeta, the other major Saiyan to survive.



** Frieza's cavalier extermination of the Namekians almost became this when he discovered simply having all seven Dragon Balls wasn't enough to grant his wish. Realising that the Namekians knew something about their use that he didn't, he made a quick but frantic search for any survivors.

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** Frieza's cavalier extermination of the Namekians almost became this when he discovered that simply having all seven Dragon Balls wasn't enough to grant his wish. Realising that the Namekians knew something about their use that he didn't, he made a quick but frantic search for any survivors.



** On top of that, if it weren't for some timely intervention from their leader, Kurapica would've killed 6--half of the entire group by the time he killed the second. That's how big of an enemy they've made.
* Bafflingly {{averted|trope}} twice in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. {{Evil Overlord}}s Orochimaru and Pain cement their statuses as village leaders by rolling in and completely demolishing the leaders, family, and government of their respective countries--implied in Orochimaru's case, outright stated in Pain's. This works out very well for them, mostly because they actually [[MoralEventHorizon succeeded in subverting]] InfantImmortality. Both do end up meeting their ends, but for reasons unrelated to their murderous ascension to power.

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** On top of that, if it weren't for some timely intervention from their leader, Kurapica would've killed 6--half 6 -- half of the entire group by the time he killed the second. That's how big of an enemy they've made.
* Bafflingly {{averted|trope}} twice in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. {{Evil Overlord}}s Orochimaru and Pain cement their statuses as village leaders by rolling in and completely demolishing the leaders, family, and government of their respective countries--implied countries -- implied in Orochimaru's case, outright stated in Pain's. This works out very well for them, mostly because they actually [[MoralEventHorizon succeeded in subverting]] InfantImmortality. Both do end up meeting their ends, but for reasons unrelated to their murderous ascension to power.
1st May '16 10:20:24 PM thatmadork
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', if the player sides with the Railroad, the Brotherhood of Steel's stated goal to eradicate the [[ArtificalHuman Synths]] gets ''them'' eradicated.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', if the player sides with the Railroad, the Brotherhood of Steel's stated goal to eradicate the [[ArtificalHuman [[ArtificialHuman Synths]] gets ''them'' eradicated.
1st May '16 10:19:53 PM thatmadork
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', if the player sides with the Railroad, the Brotherhood of Steel's stated goal to eradicate the [[ArtificalHuman Synths]] gets ''them'' eradicated.
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