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18th Aug '16 1:08:37 PM Tre
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* The covers of the ''Literature/{{Deathlands}}'' series (set in an AfterTheEnd North America) often used this theme -- [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pilgrimage_to_Hell.jpg as seen here]] in the first novel, taken from a scene in the book. Acknowledged in the SciFiChannel FilmOfTheBook where the TrueCompanions go RidingIntoTheSunset desert in their [[WeaponizedCar Sec Wag]], and a couple of daisies are in the foreground.

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* The covers of the ''Literature/{{Deathlands}}'' series (set in an AfterTheEnd North America) often used this theme -- [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pilgrimage_to_Hell.jpg as seen here]] in the first novel, taken from a scene in the book. Acknowledged in the SciFiChannel [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci-Fi Channel]] FilmOfTheBook where the TrueCompanions go RidingIntoTheSunset desert in their [[WeaponizedCar Sec Wag]], and a couple of daisies are in the foreground.
27th Jul '16 5:12:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''FateOfTheWorld'', a single icon of a sprout emerging from the soil is used on the event card for promoting Green politics in a country. It is fitting, as the most hopeful futures usually require a globally green outlook.

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* In ''FateOfTheWorld'', ''VideoGame/FateOfTheWorld'', a single icon of a sprout emerging from the soil is used on the event card for promoting Green politics in a country. It is fitting, as the most hopeful futures usually require a globally green outlook.
21st Jul '16 9:38:07 PM PaulA
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* Used in another sense - that is to say, subverted? - in an IsaacAsimov short story, the name of which escapes me. A criminal has been sent to the distant future to live out the remainder of his life in isolation. He arrives about a hundred years before the planet is completely unable to sustain life, and it is a dead world of dust and rock. He spends years travelling its surface, finding absolutely nothing. But one day, he spots a single patch of grass, just a few scraggly brown strands not more than a metre across in all. With tears in his eyes he gives it all the water he can spare before he has to move on. It is one of two other living things on the entire planet apart from himself. And the other thing is, well... [[SealedEvilInACan far less harmless]].
10th Jun '16 9:35:29 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Anime/{{Macross}}'', Hikaru actually finds a field of flowers in the middle of the wasteland.

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* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'':
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In ''Anime/{{Macross}}'', ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', Hikaru actually finds a field of flowers in the middle of the wasteland.
30th May '16 4:58:48 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Briar Moss, the plant mage from TamoraPierce's ''Literature/CircleOfMagic'' books, has a few of these in his life. Initially, when he's a street rat and thief and has been imprisoned, he "befriends" a patch of moss in his cell (which is where he takes his last name from). In a later book when his teacher is dying, he magically follows her into death and finds himself in a huge wasteland, where he begins seeing little bits of plant growth that grow denser and denser until he finds her in the middle of a garden.

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* Briar Moss, the plant mage from TamoraPierce's Creator/TamoraPierce's ''Literature/CircleOfMagic'' books, has a few of these in his life. Initially, when he's a street rat and thief and has been imprisoned, he "befriends" a patch of moss in his cell (which is where he takes his last name from). In a later book when his teacher is dying, he magically follows her into death and finds himself in a huge wasteland, where he begins seeing little bits of plant growth that grow denser and denser until he finds her in the middle of a garden.
1st Apr '16 5:53:03 AM JackG
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* ''Film/TheMartian''. The sprouting of Mark Watney's first potato plant is presented like this. [[spoiler:Subverted when an explosive decompression of the Habitat later kills off all his potatoes, with no means of growing more. Fortunately he's already grown enough to survive.]]

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* ''Film/TheMartian''. The sprouting of Mark Watney's first potato plant is presented like this. [[spoiler:Subverted when an explosive decompression of the Habitat later kills off all his potatoes, with no means of growing more. Fortunately he's already grown enough to survive. And on his first day back on Earth, he sees another plant sprouting through the gravel at his feet.]]
30th Mar '16 6:56:56 AM JackG
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* ''Film/TheMartian''. The sprouting of Mark Watney's first potato plant is presented like this. [[spoiler:Subverted when an explosive decompression of the Habitat later kills off all his potatoes, with no means of growing more. Fortunately he's already grown enough to survive.]]
12th Mar '16 2:48:16 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''ATreeGrowsInBrooklyn'', as you might expect, has a motif of a species of tree that reflects on the toughness of the people in Brooklyn by being the only kind that can grow in their neighborhoods.

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* ''ATreeGrowsInBrooklyn'', ''Literature/ATreeGrowsInBrooklyn'', as you might expect, has a motif of a species of tree that reflects on the toughness of the people in Brooklyn by being the only kind that can grow in their neighborhoods.
18th Feb '16 8:49:32 AM MegaMarioMan
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* In ''{{Tomba}}'', one sidequest has you helping a dwarf child to grow a flower in his home village, which has had most of the life drained from it by the Evil Pigs.

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* In ''{{Tomba}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Tomba}}'', one sidequest has you helping a dwarf child to grow a flower in his home village, which has had most of the life drained from it by the Evil Pigs.
20th Jan '16 8:10:30 AM Willbyr
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* In ''[[{{Gunnm}} Battle Angel Alita]]'', after Gally[=/=]Alita's climatic final battle with Zapan, her broken and nearly destroyed body collapses in the ruins of her former home... and she sees a single flower sprout, under a beam of sunlight, where she planted Ido's seeds days before.

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* In ''[[{{Gunnm}} ''[[Manga/{{Gunnm}} Battle Angel Alita]]'', after Gally[=/=]Alita's climatic final battle with Zapan, her broken and nearly destroyed body collapses in the ruins of her former home... and she sees a single flower sprout, under a beam of sunlight, where she planted Ido's seeds days before.



* The ''FistOfTheNorthStar'' movie has Lyn carting around a flower. It gets knocked out of her hands near the end, and the last shot before the credits is a small field of flowers grown from where it got knocked down... somehow...

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* The ''FistOfTheNorthStar'' ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' movie has Lyn carting around a flower. It gets knocked out of her hands near the end, and the last shot before the credits is a small field of flowers grown from where it got knocked down... somehow...
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