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24th Jul '16 10:07:11 PM Discar
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* A minor plot point in ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance''. The Alethi have been hunting the chasmfiends for the past six years and harvesting their valuable GemHearts. Shallan Davar finally realizes that if they keep this up, they'll kill off all the chasmfiends.

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* A minor plot point in ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance''. The Alethi have been hunting the chasmfiends for the past six years and harvesting their valuable GemHearts. gemhearts. Shallan Davar finally realizes that if they keep this up, they'll kill off all the chasmfiends.chasmfiends.
-->'''Adolin:''' Greatshell hunts have been going on for generations, though.\\
'''Shallan:''' You're not just hunting them, you're ''harvesting'' them, systematically killing off their juvenile population.
24th Jul '16 10:05:32 PM Discar
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->If Grace is with you, look into her memories. See the world we come from. There's no green there. They ''killed'' their Mother, and they're going to do the same thing here. More sky people will come, they're going to keep coming like a rain that never ends - unless we stop them.

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->If ->''"If Grace is with you, look into her memories. See the world we come from. There's no green there. They ''killed'' '''killed''' their Mother, and they're going to do the same thing here. More sky people will come, they're going to keep coming like a rain that never ends - unless we stop them."''
20th Jul '16 12:04:06 PM DaibhidC
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* In the documentary series ''How Earth Made Us'', Professor Ian Stewart devotes the entire last episode to human effects on the planet, both past and present. He ends the series with a note of hope and a challenge for us all.

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* In the documentary series ''How Earth Made Us'', Professor Ian Iain Stewart devotes the entire last episode to human effects on the planet, both past and present. He ends the series with a note of hope and a challenge for us all.
9th Jul '16 12:24:49 AM Headrock
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* The whole point of the ''VideoGame/EcoQuest'' series is to fire one GreenAesop after another at the young target demographic.
** The first game deals with the oceans, and contains Green Aesops about oil spills, littering, radioactive waste dumping, the impact of outboard motors on marine life, and whaling.
** The second game takes place in the deep jungles of South America, and actually has an in-game device that can scan for nearby ecological violations, cataloguing over a dozen different ones throughout the game. They include poaching, river runoffs, logging, exotic animal trade, and destruction of native tribes, among others.
26th Jun '16 1:41:53 AM rafi
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* ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion'' was an early example of this.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Several times we were given messages about the dangers of depleting the planet's natural resources and polluting the environment. They were not subtle. [[{{Anvilicious}} AT ALL]].
** A show of it was a {{Crossover}} featuring characters of ''Anime/MazingerZ'', ''Anime/GreatMazinger'', ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' and ''Manga/GetterRobo''. In that movie, the most famous GoNagai HumongousMecha battled an ugly, massive prehistoric animal had survived in the depths of the oceans and had been mutated after feeding with huge quantities of oil spills: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IRv4wLwJKo]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94gN4r0DWBc&list=UUnXJtqSkUnVWhD7fwCjuZag&index=7&feature=plcp]]
* ''Anime/BlueGender'': The Blue are out to destroy humanity because the population has gotten too big and has damaged the environment too much.



* ''GreenLegendRan'', to some extent.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Almost unique for both the series and the trope in that it ''doesn't'' drop the proverbial anvil (a few exceptions exist here and there). Beyond the obvious demonizing of poachers and animal abusers, it really just provides an example of humanity gone right. Animal rights are rarely an issue (especially because TheDogBitesBack with a ''vengeance'' if you kick one too hard). It's rare that smog from vehicles is even seen despite the existence of personal automobiles and heavy air transport, the skies are perennially clear and blue even over the largest metropolises, and huge tracts of land go free of harm. Even when pollution is referenced (outside of the Koffing and Grimer families), it's never actually seen, or else is promptly cleaned up. And no one says a word. ''Because no one has to''.
** One example is Gringy City found in an early episode in the first season, whose air and water is so polluted from the extremely exaggerated number of factories most of which seem to exist only to pollute the air and water. The water is green and polluted with multiple Grimer and Muk (because of all the factories), the air is dark and filled with soot (because of all the factories), and there's no grassy area to speak of (because of all the factories). Misty and Brock then end the episode by telling Nurse Joy and Officer Jenny that the Sludge Pokemon are a good indication that they should probably clean the place up a little.
** Another example is the early Diglett episode, in which Pokemon even refuse to come out of their Poke Balls to stop the Diglett. It turns out they already knew that the Diglett would be harmed by the dam construction, so shouldn't be stopped. It is also shown that the Diglett created the valley forests, and implied that they create ALL the forests in the world (even though we NEVER see any evidence of this outside this episode).
** Occasionally, Team Rocket mentions that their contraptions are all environmentally friendly.
* ''Anime/SonicX'' ([[CutAndPasteTranslation the 4Kids dub at least]]) has the final episode have one of these.
** Well, considering that Cosmo is a {{Plant Alien|s}}, [[spoiler:and so are the Metarex,]] that actually makes more sense than you'd think. Though, admittedly, they could probably have found a better episode to squeeze the Green Aesop into than [[spoiler:the one where Cosmo ''dies''.]]
** In a way, it's actually almost an ''inversion'' of a Green Aesop, because [[spoiler: the evil plan of the Metarex involves covering every inch of every planet in the galaxy with trees.]] Granted, this wouldn't be good for some environments either.

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* ''GreenLegendRan'', ''Anime/BlueGender'': The Blue are out to some extent.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Almost unique for both the series and the trope in that it ''doesn't'' drop the proverbial anvil (a few exceptions exist here and there). Beyond the obvious demonizing of poachers and animal abusers, it really just provides an example of
destroy humanity gone right. Animal rights are rarely an issue (especially because TheDogBitesBack the population has gotten too big and has damaged the environment too much.
* ''Manga/BlueSeed'' ended up
with a ''vengeance'' if you kick one too hard). It's rare something like this, although it was very well foreshadowed, right down to the fact that smog from vehicles is even seen despite the existence of personal automobiles and heavy air transport, the skies Aragami themselves are perennially clear and blue even over the largest metropolises, and huge tracts of land go free of harm. Even when pollution is referenced (outside of the Koffing and Grimer families), it's never actually seen, or else is promptly cleaned up. And no one says a word. ''Because no one has to''.
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essentially mutated plants. One example is Gringy City found in an early particular episode had a character wondering what is ''the'' Japan they want to protect -- i.e. if they want it in the first season, whose air and water is so its present state, polluted from and changed by humanity.
* ''Anime/CorrectorYui'' has
the extremely exaggerated number character Eco, an extremist protector of factories most of which seem nature who will hold people hostage or attempt to exist only to pollute the air and water. The water is green and polluted with multiple Grimer and Muk (because of all the factories), the air is dark and filled with soot (because of all the factories), and there's no grassy area to speak of (because of all the factories). Misty and Brock then end the episode by telling Nurse Joy and Officer Jenny kill them for littering in a ''[[EverythingIsOnline virtual]]'' national park. He mellows out once Yui sets him straight, but you can bet that the Sludge Pokemon are a good indication that they should probably clean people he terrorized aren't going to litter anymore, whether it be on the place up a little.
** Another example is the early Diglett episode, in which Pokemon even refuse to come out of their Poke Balls to stop the Diglett. It turns out they already knew that the Diglett would be harmed by the dam construction, so shouldn't be stopped. It is also shown that the Diglett created the valley forests, and implied that they create ALL the forests in the world (even though we NEVER see any evidence of this outside this episode).
** Occasionally, Team Rocket mentions that their contraptions are all environmentally friendly.
* ''Anime/SonicX'' ([[CutAndPasteTranslation the 4Kids dub at least]]) has the final episode have one of these.
** Well, considering that Cosmo is a {{Plant Alien|s}}, [[spoiler:and so are the Metarex,]] that actually makes more sense than you'd think. Though, admittedly, they could probably have found a better episode to squeeze the Green Aesop into than [[spoiler:the one where Cosmo ''dies''.]]
** In a way, it's actually almost an ''inversion'' of a Green Aesop, because [[spoiler: the evil plan of the Metarex involves covering every inch of every planet in the galaxy with trees.]] Granted, this wouldn't be good for some environments either.
internet or not.



* ''Manga/{{X1999}}'': The Earth is slowly dying due to humanity not hearing its cries, instead continueing with selfishness and polution, so a decision must be made in the form of 14 people duking it out: the 7 "Sky Dragons" (who are near-universially religious folk) representing the case for humanity that humans are best-suited to improve themselves and help the Earth vs the 7 "Earth Dragons" (who are near-universially represented by modern "evils" such as military, cloning and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking bureaucracy]]) who stand for the destruction of humanity including inevitably themselves so that Earth can start anew and heal itself. The leaders of the conflict are Kamui and Fuuma, two best friends who are fated to fight and kill one another and are usually portrayed by a Kamui with angel wings and a Kamui with devil wings crossing swords. Fun fact: the Kamui with angel wings is the one standing for humanity's destruction.
* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'', ''Anime/CastleInTheSky''. Creator/HayaoMiyazaki really likes this trope. Though it is worth pointing out that ''Princess Mononoke'' is pretty even-handed about its Aesop. Both sides have valid points, it's just that they must work on getting along with each other.
** Understandable, as most of the people in Japan are Shinto, which is a religion that is heavily based on spirits in nature.
** ''Every'' movie he does has at least one part in it to this effect, if it's not the entire focus of the plot. ''Anime/PonyoOnACliffByTheSea'' showed how bad humans made the ocean in the beginning, making it seem like it'd be a major plot point. It wasn't, making it more of a BigLippedAlligatorMoment. ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' has polluted rivers.
** It's not just Miyazaki; Ghibli in general seems to like them. The main plot-line in ''Anime/PomPoko'' is about the tanuki's attempts to deal with the destruction of their habitat. Though directed by Takahata, ''Pompoko'' was originally written by Miyazaki himself.
** [[spoiler:Subverted by the end of the Nausicaa Manga series, when Nausicaa realizes that their own pure air is in fact the pollution created by the previous humans, and that the "clean air" created by first generation human's genetically engineered forest is not breathable to them for that reason]]
** ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' has hints of it, with the MuckMonster actually being [[spoiler: a river god who was polluted with garbage]] and [[spoiler: Haku being a river spirit whose river was drained and replaced with buildings.]]
%%* ''PleaseSaveMyEarth''

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* ''Manga/{{X1999}}'': The Earth is slowly dying due to A few episodes of ''Manga/GeGeGeNoKitaro'' involve the local nature youkai becoming angry at the way humanity not hearing its cries, instead continueing abuses the environment.
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''
** Early Universal Century shows (starting
with selfishness ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'') often had this as a secondary message beyond the WarIsHell theme, usually with the Spacenoids (read: Zeon) claiming that the Earth's ecosystem is failing due to the greedy and polution, so a decision must be made corrupt Earth peoples. We don't see much evidence of this in the form series itself though, other than mention of 14 people duking it out: the 7 "Sky Dragons" (who are near-universially religious folk) representing Saharan Desert slowly expanding. (Although if the case for humanity that humans are best-suited to improve themselves and help movie ''G-Savior'' is taken as canon, the Earth vs ''does'' ecologically fail and become uninhabitable, sometime around UC 200.)
** ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'''s environmental message is quite explicit, as
the 7 "Earth Dragons" (who are near-universially represented by modern "evils" such Gundam Fight that ended world wars has also completely trashed the environment due to Earth's use as military, cloning a fighting ring. SceneryGorn abounds, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking bureaucracy]]) who stand for the destruction of two major villains want to destroy humanity including inevitably themselves so that Earth can start anew to save the planet. Ultimately, though, the villains' plan to destroy humanity to save "nature" is pointed out as hypocritical and heal itself. The leaders of the conflict self-contradicting: humans and their creations are Kamui and Fuuma, two best friends who are fated to fight and kill one another and are usually portrayed by as much a Kamui with angel wings and part of nature as anything else.
** ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'' has
a Kamui with devil wings crossing swords. Fun fact: the Kamui with angel wings is the one standing for humanity's destruction.
* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'', ''Anime/CastleInTheSky''. Creator/HayaoMiyazaki really likes this trope. Though it is worth pointing out that ''Princess Mononoke'' is pretty even-handed
two-episode arc about its Aesop. Both sides have valid points, Saving the Dolphins. In this case, it's just saving a Newtype dolphin and her pod from pirates that they must work on getting along with each other.
** Understandable, as most of the people in Japan are Shinto, which is a religion that is heavily based on spirits in nature.
** ''Every'' movie he does has at least one part in it to this effect, if it's not the entire focus of the plot. ''Anime/PonyoOnACliffByTheSea'' showed how bad humans made the ocean in the beginning, making it seem like it'd be a major plot point. It wasn't, making it more of a BigLippedAlligatorMoment. ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' has polluted rivers.
** It's not just Miyazaki; Ghibli in general seems to like them. The main plot-line in ''Anime/PomPoko'' is about the tanuki's attempts to deal with the destruction of
harvest their habitat. Though directed by Takahata, ''Pompoko'' brains for navicomputers.
* ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion''
was originally written by Miyazaki himself.
** [[spoiler:Subverted by the end
an early example of the Nausicaa Manga series, when Nausicaa realizes that their own pure air is in fact the pollution created by the previous humans, and that the "clean air" created by first generation human's genetically engineered forest is not breathable to them for that reason]]
** ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' has hints of it, with the MuckMonster actually being [[spoiler: a river god who was polluted with garbage]] and [[spoiler: Haku being a river spirit whose river was drained and replaced with buildings.]]
%%* ''PleaseSaveMyEarth''
this.



* ''Anime/WolfsRain''. The environmental message isn't hard to spot.
* An early episode of ''Anime/TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'' involved the Decepticons causing animals to stampede in Kenya so humans would kill them, leading to destabilisation of the balance of life on Earth, leading to their dark god becoming more powerful.
* ''Anime/CorrectorYui'' has the character Eco, an extremist protector of nature who will hold people hostage or attempt to kill them for littering in a ''[[EverythingIsOnline virtual]]'' national park. He mellows out once Yui sets him straight, but you can bet that the people he terrorized aren't going to litter anymore, whether it be on the internet or not.
* ''Manga/BlueSeed'' ended up with something like this, although it was very well foreshadowed, right down to the fact that the Aragami themselves are essentially mutated plants. One particular episode had a character wondering what is ''the'' Japan they want to protect -- i.e. if they want it in its present state, polluted and changed by humanity.
* A filler episode in the first series of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' featured a public park that was about to be bulldozed by an a construction company. The monster of the day possessed the park's caretaker, who was then granted the power of controlling animals and nature to protect the park. Which led to a scene in which the head of the construction company was attacked by ''squirrels''. The caretaker eventually goes mad with the evil power and attacks ''anyone'' that sets foot in the park. The Senshi save the old guy and the park is spared demolition. The Creator/DiC English dub tacked an environmental [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle Sailor Says]] segment onto the end.
* A few episodes of ''[[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Gatchaman]]'' had subtle ones.
* Several of the story lines in the ''Manga/{{Oishinbo}}'' volume on Vegetables are about the impact of herbicides and pesticides on the quality of food in Japan.



* A few episodes of ''Manga/SgtFrog'' have a relatively subtle Green Aesop, given TokenGoodTeammate Dororo's environmental consciousness.
* In an episode of ''Anime/TransformersArmada'', Rad gave a long speech about why deforestation is bad.
* The point behind the cripplingly depressing SuperRobot series ''Anime/SpaceWarriorBaldios'' is that pollution is bad.
* ''Manga/ZatchBell'' slips a tricky one into the final arc; lack of regulation results in self-destruction. However, this is applied to all aspects of evolution; animals didn't regulate evolution, so they allowed humans to evolve. Humans didn't regulate their powers, so they invented world-crushing weapons. And demons? Demons allowed survival of the fittest, which creates a crazy-powerful psychopath. There isn't much room for regret, but the impact is there.

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* A few episodes of ''Manga/SgtFrog'' have a relatively subtle Green Aesop, ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Several times we were given TokenGoodTeammate Dororo's environmental consciousness.
* In an episode of ''Anime/TransformersArmada'', Rad gave a long speech
messages about why deforestation is bad.
* The point behind
the cripplingly depressing SuperRobot series ''Anime/SpaceWarriorBaldios'' is dangers of depleting the planet's natural resources and polluting the environment. They were not subtle. [[{{Anvilicious}} AT ALL]].
** A show of it was a {{Crossover}} featuring characters of ''Anime/MazingerZ'', ''Anime/GreatMazinger'', ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' and ''Manga/GetterRobo''. In
that movie, the most famous GoNagai HumongousMecha battled an ugly, massive prehistoric animal had survived in the depths of the oceans and had been mutated after feeding with huge quantities of oil spills.
* Subverted by the end of the ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' manga series, [[spoiler: when Nausicaa realizes that their own pure air is in fact the
pollution is bad.
* ''Manga/ZatchBell'' slips a tricky one into
created by the final arc; lack of regulation results in self-destruction. However, this previous humans, and that the "clean air" created by first generation human's genetically engineered forest is applied not breathable to all aspects of evolution; animals didn't regulate evolution, so they allowed humans to evolve. Humans didn't regulate their powers, so they invented world-crushing weapons. And demons? Demons allowed survival them for that reason]]
* Several
of the fittest, which creates a crazy-powerful psychopath. There isn't much room for regret, but story lines in the ''Manga/{{Oishinbo}}'' volume on Vegetables are about the impact is there.of herbicides and pesticides on the quality of food in Japan.



* A few episodes of ''Manga/GeGeGeNoKitaro'' involve the local nature youkai becoming angry at the way humanity abuses the environment.
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''
** Early Universal Century shows (starting with ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'') often had this as a secondary message beyond the WarIsHell theme, usually with the Spacenoids (read: Zeon) claiming that the Earth's ecosystem is failing due to the greedy and corrupt Earth peoples. We don't see much evidence of this in the series itself though, other than mention of the Saharan Desert slowly expanding. (Although if the movie ''G-Savior'' is taken as canon, the Earth ''does'' ecologically fail and become uninhabitable, sometime around UC 200.)
** ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'''s environmental message is quite explicit, as the Gundam Fight that ended world wars has also completely trashed the environment due to Earth's use as a fighting ring. SceneryGorn abounds, and two major villains want to destroy humanity to save the planet. Ultimately, though, the villains' plan to destroy humanity to save "nature" is pointed out as hypocritical and self-contradicting: humans and their creations are as much a part of nature as anything else.
** ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'' has a two-episode arc about Saving the Dolphins. In this case, it's saving a Newtype dolphin and her pod from pirates that harvest their brains for navicomputers.

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* ''Manga/PleaseSaveMyEarth''. The title and overall plot refers to this. The Moral goes something like this - "Take care of your planet while you have it, cause you Earth-people still have a chance at redemption. [[spoiler: Unlike us, Space Scientists whose home space-faring civilization self-destructed in war.]]"
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Almost unique for both the series and the trope in that it ''doesn't'' drop the proverbial anvil (a few exceptions exist here and there). Beyond the obvious demonizing of poachers and animal abusers, it really just provides an example of humanity gone right. Animal rights are rarely an issue (especially because TheDogBitesBack with a ''vengeance'' if you kick one too hard). It's rare that smog from vehicles is even seen despite the existence of personal automobiles and heavy air transport, the skies are perennially clear and blue even over the largest metropolises, and huge tracts of land go free of harm. Even when pollution is referenced (outside of the Koffing and Grimer families), it's never actually seen, or else is promptly cleaned up. And no one says a word. ''Because no one has to''.
** One example is Gringy City found in an early episode in the first season, whose air and water is so polluted from the extremely exaggerated number of factories most of which seem to exist only to pollute the air and water. The water is green and polluted with multiple Grimer and Muk (because of all the factories), the air is dark and filled with soot (because of all the factories), and there's no grassy area to speak of (because of all the factories). Misty and Brock then end the episode by telling Nurse Joy and Officer Jenny that the Sludge Pokemon are a good indication that they should probably clean the place up a little.
** Another example is the early Diglett episode, in which Pokemon even refuse to come out of their Poke Balls to stop the Diglett. It turns out they already knew that the Diglett would be harmed by the dam construction, so shouldn't be stopped. It is also shown that the Diglett created the valley forests, and implied that they create ALL the forests in the world (even though we NEVER see any evidence of this outside this episode).
** Occasionally, Team Rocket mentions that their contraptions are all environmentally friendly.
* A filler episode in the first series of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' featured a public park that was about to be bulldozed by an a construction company. The monster of the day possessed the park's caretaker, who was then granted the power of controlling animals and nature to protect the park. Which led to a scene in which the head of the construction company was attacked by ''squirrels''. The caretaker eventually goes mad with the evil power and attacks ''anyone'' that sets foot in the park. The Senshi save the old guy and the park is spared demolition. The Creator/DiC English dub tacked an environmental [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle Sailor Says]] segment onto the end.
* A few episodes of ''Manga/GeGeGeNoKitaro'' involve ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' had subtle ones.
* A few episodes of ''Manga/SgtFrog'' have a relatively subtle Green Aesop, given TokenGoodTeammate Dororo's environmental consciousness.
* ''Anime/SonicX'' ([[CutAndPasteTranslation
the local nature youkai 4Kids dub at least]]) has the final episode have one of these.
** Well, considering that Cosmo is a {{Plant Alien|s}}, [[spoiler:and so are the Metarex,]] that actually makes more sense than you'd think. Though, admittedly, they could probably have found a better episode to squeeze the Green Aesop into than [[spoiler:the one where Cosmo ''dies''.]]
** In a way, it's actually almost an ''inversion'' of a Green Aesop, because [[spoiler: the evil plan of the Metarex involves covering every inch of every planet in the galaxy with trees.]] Granted, this wouldn't be good for some environments either.
* The point behind the cripplingly depressing SuperRobot series ''Anime/SpaceWarriorBaldios'' is that pollution is bad.
* In an episode of ''Anime/TransformersArmada'', Rad gave a long speech about why deforestation is bad.
* An early episode of ''Anime/TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'' involved the Decepticons causing animals to stampede in Kenya so humans would kill them, leading to destabilisation of the balance of life on Earth, leading to their dark god
becoming angry at the way humanity abuses the environment.
more powerful.
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''
** Early Universal Century shows (starting with ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'') often had this as a secondary message beyond the WarIsHell theme, usually with the Spacenoids (read: Zeon) claiming that the Earth's ecosystem is failing due to the greedy and corrupt Earth peoples. We don't see much evidence of this in the series itself though, other than mention of the Saharan Desert slowly expanding. (Although if the movie ''G-Savior'' is taken as canon, the Earth ''does'' ecologically fail and become uninhabitable, sometime around UC 200.)
** ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'''s
''Anime/WolfsRain''. The environmental message isn't hard to spot.
* ''Manga/{{X1999}}'': The Earth
is quite explicit, as the Gundam Fight that ended world wars has also completely trashed the environment slowly dying due to Earth's use as a fighting ring. SceneryGorn abounds, and two major villains want to destroy humanity to save not hearing its cries, instead continueing with selfishness and polution, so a decision must be made in the planet. Ultimately, though, form of 14 people duking it out: the villains' plan to destroy 7 "Sky Dragons" (who are near-universially religious folk) representing the case for humanity to save "nature" is pointed out as hypocritical and self-contradicting: that humans are best-suited to improve themselves and help the Earth vs the 7 "Earth Dragons" (who are near-universially represented by modern "evils" such as military, cloning and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking bureaucracy]]) who stand for the destruction of humanity including inevitably themselves so that Earth can start anew and heal itself. The leaders of the conflict are Kamui and Fuuma, two best friends who are fated to fight and kill one another and are usually portrayed by a Kamui with angel wings and a Kamui with devil wings crossing swords. Fun fact: the Kamui with angel wings is the one standing for humanity's destruction.
* ''Manga/ZatchBell'' slips a tricky one into the final arc; lack of regulation results in self-destruction. However, this is applied to all aspects of evolution; animals didn't regulate evolution, so they allowed humans to evolve. Humans didn't regulate
their creations are as powers, so they invented world-crushing weapons. And demons? Demons allowed survival of the fittest, which creates a crazy-powerful psychopath. There isn't much a part of nature as anything else.
** ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'' has a two-episode arc about Saving
room for regret, but the Dolphins. In this case, it's saving a Newtype dolphin and her pod from pirates that harvest their brains for navicomputers.impact is there.


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* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'', ''Anime/CastleInTheSky'',... Creator/HayaoMiyazaki really likes this trope
** Though it is worth pointing out that ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' is pretty even-handed about its Aesop. Both sides have valid points, it's just that they must work on getting along with each other.
*** Understandable, as most of the people in Japan are Shinto, which is a religion that is heavily based on spirits in nature.
** ''Every'' movie he does has at least one part in it to this effect, if it's not the entire focus of the plot. ''Anime/PonyoOnACliffByTheSea'' showed how bad humans made the ocean in the beginning, making it seem like it'd be a major plot point. It wasn't, making it more of a BigLippedAlligatorMoment.
** ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' has hints of it, with the MuckMonster actually being [[spoiler: a river god who was polluted with garbage]] and [[spoiler: Haku being a river spirit whose river was drained and replaced with buildings.]]
** It's not just Miyazaki; Creator/StudioGhibli in general seems to like them. The main plot-line in ''Anime/PomPoko'' is about the tanuki's attempts to deal with the destruction of their habitat. Though directed by Takahata, ''Pompoko'' was originally written by Miyazaki himself.
26th Jun '16 1:24:33 AM Tyk5919
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* Done not-so-subtly in ''Animation/AnimalsUnited'', where most of the humans are depicted as people who trash the environment and care more about construction and making money as opposed to protecting animals. Whether this was meant to be a heavy-handed Aesop or a [[TakeThat jab at pullution resulted from the human race]] is up for question.
25th Jun '16 6:29:51 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* An early episode of ''TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'' involved the Decepticons causing animals to stampede in Kenya so humans would kill them, leading to destabilisation of the balance of life on Earth, leading to their dark god becoming more powerful.

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* An early episode of ''TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'' ''Anime/TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'' involved the Decepticons causing animals to stampede in Kenya so humans would kill them, leading to destabilisation of the balance of life on Earth, leading to their dark god becoming more powerful.
23rd Jun '16 6:31:37 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/FernGullyTheLastRainforest'', in which pollution is represented by a smoke monster named [[TimCurry Hexxus]]. It's based on a now-[[AdaptationDisplacement obscure]] novel of the same name with the same themes (though a very different plot).

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* ''WesternAnimation/FernGullyTheLastRainforest'', in which pollution is represented by a smoke monster named [[TimCurry [[Creator/TimCurry Hexxus]]. It's based on a now-[[AdaptationDisplacement obscure]] novel of the same name with the same themes (though a very different plot).
21st Jun '16 1:35:09 AM gewunomox
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%%* BryanAdams' "Don't Drop That Bomb On Me".

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%%* BryanAdams' Music/BryanAdams' "Don't Drop That Bomb On Me".



* Music/VanHalen's "Outta Space" is a not-very-serious version, where DavidLeeRoth sings about how humans screwed Earth so much he wants to leave the planet.
%%* MileyCyrus did one with "Wake Up America" from 2008's ''Breakout'' album.
%%* "Don't Go Near The Water" and "Summer In Paradise" by TheBeachBoys.

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* Music/VanHalen's "Outta Space" is a not-very-serious version, where DavidLeeRoth Music/DavidLeeRoth sings about how humans screwed Earth so much he wants to leave the planet.
%%* MileyCyrus Music/MileyCyrus did one with "Wake Up America" from 2008's ''Breakout'' album.
%%* "Don't Go Near The Water" and "Summer In Paradise" by TheBeachBoys. Music/TheBeachBoys.



%%* {{Yes}}, "Don't Kill The Whale".

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%%* {{Yes}}, Music/{{Yes}}, "Don't Kill The Whale".
18th Jun '16 3:40:55 PM Sammettik
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* ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet''

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* %%* ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet''
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