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26th Feb '16 10:21:52 PM TheSapient1
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** This is somewhat of a subversion as sapient life's 'advocate', [[spoiler:Olympia Vale]], slowly realizes that [[spoiler:Tragic Solitude is completely psychotic and pretty much immune to any kind of logic or reason, so instead of arguing the Spartans just smash his remote processors while the Sangheili's Huragok takes over the Ark's systems.]]
5th Feb '16 4:52:43 AM quirkygenius
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** This is also subverted, as the Bible also states that each individual human is on trial for their own sins, and (apart from the aforementioned exception) [[HumansAreBastards all humans]], [[HistoryRepeats past, present and future]], [[HumansAreFlawed have sinned in some form or another]]. Since [[HumansAreFlawed humanity]] [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption is not capable of overcoming sin on our own]], and God didn't want us all to condemn ourselves to [[AndIMustScream Hell]], He [[TakeAThirdOption gave us]] [[{{Jesus}} a way out]].

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** This is also subverted, as the Bible also states that each individual human is on trial for their own sins, sins (not '''just''' the original sin), and (apart from the aforementioned exception) [[HumansAreBastards all humans]], [[HistoryRepeats past, present and future]], [[HumansAreFlawed have sinned in some form or another]]. Since [[HumansAreFlawed humanity]] [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption is not capable of overcoming sin on our own]], and God didn't want us all to condemn ourselves to [[AndIMustScream Hell]], He [[TakeAThirdOption gave us]] [[{{Jesus}} a way out]].
5th Feb '16 4:50:51 AM quirkygenius
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** A subversion, as the Bible also states that each individual human is on trial for their own sins, and (apart from the aforementioned exception) [[HumansAreBastards all humans]], [[HistoryRepeats past, present and future]], [[HumansAreFlawed have sinned in some form or another]].

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** A subversion, This is also subverted, as the Bible also states that each individual human is on trial for their own sins, and (apart from the aforementioned exception) [[HumansAreBastards all humans]], [[HistoryRepeats past, present and future]], [[HumansAreFlawed have sinned in some form or another]].another]]. Since [[HumansAreFlawed humanity]] [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption is not capable of overcoming sin on our own]], and God didn't want us all to condemn ourselves to [[AndIMustScream Hell]], He [[TakeAThirdOption gave us]] [[{{Jesus}} a way out]].
5th Feb '16 4:42:06 AM quirkygenius
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** A subversion, as the Bible also states that each individual human is on trial for their own sins, and (apart from the aforementioned exception) [[HumansAreBastards all humans]], [[HistoryRepeats past, present and future]], [[HumansAreFlawed have sinned in some form or another]].
24th Jan '16 12:49:50 PM MarkLungo
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-->-- '''[[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Q]]''', ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', "Encounter at Farpoint"

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-->-- '''[[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien -->--'''[[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Q]]''', ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', "Encounter at Farpoint"



* ''{{WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' had Sasquatch and a court of animals putting the Planeteers on trial for the crimes of humanity. It was exceptionally {{anvilicious}} in a series full of moral anvils.

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* ''{{WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' had Sasquatch and a court of animals putting the Planeteers on trial for the crimes of humanity. It was exceptionally {{anvilicious}} in a series full of moral anvils.



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24th Jan '16 12:49:08 PM MarkLungo
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->[[BookEnds Oh, I expected as much. You're such a limited creature - a perfect example of why we made our decision. The trial never ended, Captain. We never reached a verdict. But now we have. You're guilty.]]

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->[[BookEnds ->''"[[BookEnds Oh, I expected as much. You're such a limited creature - a perfect example of why we made our decision. The trial never ended, Captain. We never reached a verdict. But now we have. You're guilty.]]]]"''
24th Jan '16 12:48:35 PM MarkLungo
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20th Jan '16 2:05:58 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Webcomic/{{Subnormality}}'': In [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page554.htmlstrip strip #187]], the pink-haired girl is summoned to speak on her galaxy's behalf before THE EMPEROR OF THE UNIVERSE, who threatens to blow it up after getting a complaint from the next galaxy over. He spares the Milky Way galaxy after rewriting reality to make himself everyone's obnoxious boss and clients.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Subnormality}}'': In [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page554.htmlstrip html strip #187]], the pink-haired girl is summoned to speak on her galaxy's behalf before THE EMPEROR OF THE UNIVERSE, who threatens to blow it up after getting a complaint from the next galaxy over. He spares the Milky Way galaxy after rewriting reality to make himself everyone's obnoxious boss and clients.
20th Jan '16 2:03:29 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Webcomic/{{Subnormality}}'': In [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page554.htmlstrip strip #187]], the pink-haired girl is summoned to speak on her galaxy's behalf before THE EMPEROR OF THE UNIVERSE, who threatens to blow it up after getting a complaint from the next galaxy over. He spares the Milky Way galaxy after rewriting reality to make himself everyone's obnoxious boss and clients.
12th Dec '15 12:07:26 PM Nithael
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* ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'' - humanity isn't simply put on trial, they are tossed into a DeadlyGame [[spoiler:against the alternate versions of themselves]]. Why the PowersThatBe are testing them this way is rarely addressed.
** Actually... [[spoiler: They found the version in the multiverse that is the embodiment of what they think humanity is, and then tested the version of humanity we know from the manga by watching them in their battles with the alternate version.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'' - humanity isn't simply put on trial, they are tossed into a DeadlyGame [[spoiler:against the alternate versions of themselves]]. Why the themselves. The PowersThatBe are testing them this way is rarely addressed.
** Actually... [[spoiler: They
found the version in the multiverse that is the embodiment of what they think humanity is, and then tested the version of humanity we know from the manga by watching them in their battles with the alternate version.]]



* Anime example: In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration: Divine Wars'', the alien forces [[spoiler: are sufficiently impressed by the warlike nature and telepathic abilities of Earthlings that they put humanity to a test. This test is passed, and so they attempt to recruit and clone the best (available) human soldiers to act as shock troops in their military.]]
** To be honest, the Super Robot Wars series is filled with these. The [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Einst]], who are disturbed by how warlike the Earthlings are and seek to kill them all and replace them with a new species [[spoiler: with Kyosuke and Alfimi as its Adam and Eve]], and the [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWars3 Inspectors]], who also seek to destroy all Earthlings before they become too much of a threat. Of course, with the Inspectors there is a slight subversion: [[spoiler: It turns out their leader, Wendolo, is just a psychopathic murderer who wants to use the trope as an excuse to commit genocide.]]
* In the Manga and Anime series ''YuYuHakusho'', the second to last villain in the series and former Spirit Detective, Shinobu Sensui, seeks to unleash the most powerful Demons from Demon World and thusly rid the Living world of Humanity because of how Evil humans are. However, he flat out states several times that he sees this as Humanity's "Trial", with he as the Prosecutor and his replacement, the current Spirit Detective Yusuke Urameshi as the "Defense", Their battle being the trial itself. He continues to use the "Trial" terminology throughout the entire arc, so much so that [[spoiler: When he believed he had beaten Yusuke, he even said "The Trial of Humanity, the Defense Rests".]] The whole situation actually becomes rather ironic when [[spoiler: Yusuke is revived and it's revealed he has Demon Blood, and has been revived as a Demon. Thus, the final battle of this "Trial" for the fate of humanity has a Human as the Prosecutor, and a Demon as the Defense.]] It would later be revealed that [[spoiler: Sensui's motives weren't exactly for the Trial, he just wanted to go to Demon World and be killed by a Demon, and the "Trial" Motive was only a side-effect, however it was still very present and he did discuss it to great lengths]]

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* Anime example: The ''Super Robot Wars'' series is filled with these.
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In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration: Divine Wars'', the alien forces [[spoiler: are sufficiently impressed by the warlike nature and telepathic abilities of Earthlings that they put humanity to a test. This test is passed, and so they attempt to recruit and clone the best (available) human soldiers to act as shock troops in their military.]]
** To be honest, In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2'', the Super Robot Wars series is filled with these. The [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Einst]], who Einst are disturbed by how warlike the Earthlings are and seek to kill them all and replace them with a new species [[spoiler: with Kyosuke and Alfimi as its Adam and Eve]], and Eve.
** In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars3'',
the [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWars3 Inspectors]], who Inspectors also seek to destroy all Earthlings before they become too much of a threat. Of course, with the Inspectors there is a slight subversion: [[spoiler: It turns out their leader, Wendolo, is just a psychopathic murderer who wants to use the trope as an excuse to commit genocide.]]
* In the Manga and Anime series ''YuYuHakusho'', ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', the second to last villain in the series and former Spirit Detective, Shinobu Sensui, seeks to unleash the most powerful Demons from Demon World and thusly rid the Living world of Humanity because of how Evil humans are. However, he flat out states several times that he sees this as Humanity's "Trial", with he as the Prosecutor and his replacement, the current Spirit Detective Yusuke Urameshi as the "Defense", Their battle being the trial itself. He continues to use the "Trial" terminology throughout the entire arc, so much so that [[spoiler: When he believed he had beaten Yusuke, he even said "The Trial of Humanity, the Defense Rests".]] The whole situation actually becomes rather ironic when [[spoiler: Yusuke is revived and it's revealed he has Demon Blood, and has been revived as a Demon. Thus, the final battle of this "Trial" for the fate of humanity has a Human as the Prosecutor, and a Demon as the Defense.]] It would later be revealed that [[spoiler: Sensui's motives weren't exactly for the Trial, he just wanted to go to Demon World and be killed by a Demon, and the "Trial" Motive was only a side-effect, however it was still very present and he did discuss it to great lengths]]



* The Celestials of the MarvelUniverse go around seeding life on worlds. Occasionally they visit and judge them with their own mysterious criteria. Those races that don't pass the test die. And yes, humanity is one of those races, and the Celestials did almost execute them. And nothing's stopping them from making a repeat visit down the line either.
** [[spoiler: Nothing except [[ComicBook/SecretWars2015 The Beyonders]]. ]]
* In one ComicBook/PostCrisis {{Superman}} story (aptly titled "TheTrialOfSuperman"), Superman is put on trial for the destruction of Krypton as the last Kryptonian. The minor detail of him being an infant at the time was considered irrelevant. Eventually, there is a crisis where the alien Judges begin fighting amongst themselves and {{Superman}} saves the day. However, the judges will not exonerate him, instead they compromise by sentencing him to effectively "community service", namely he has to continue his Neverending Battle for Truth and Justice.
** Gee, it sure is good these morally superior beings interfered, there.
*** Their reasons for blaming him for Krypton's destruction aren't even fair. The entire population of Krypton was genetically bonded to the planet, thus they were unable to leave their homeworld as doing so would have resulted in their deaths. The judges only blamed Superman because one of his ''ancestors'' was responsible for the genetic bonding. Also, the fact that [[{{Hypocrite}} they themselves will be guilty of genocide if they kill the only surviving Kryptonian]] is never brought up.

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* The Celestials of the MarvelUniverse Franchise/MarvelUniverse go around seeding life on worlds. Occasionally they visit and judge them with their own mysterious criteria. Those races that don't pass the test die. And yes, humanity is one of those races, and the Celestials did almost execute them. And nothing's stopping them from making a repeat visit down the line either.
** [[spoiler: Nothing except [[ComicBook/SecretWars2015 The Beyonders]]. ]]
* In one ComicBook/PostCrisis {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} story (aptly titled "TheTrialOfSuperman"), "ComicBook/TheTrialOfSuperman"), Superman is put on trial for the destruction of Krypton as the last Kryptonian. The minor detail of him being an infant at the time was considered irrelevant. Eventually, there is a crisis where the alien Judges begin fighting amongst themselves and {{Superman}} Superman saves the day. However, the judges will not exonerate him, instead they compromise by sentencing him to effectively "community service", namely he has to continue his Neverending Battle for Truth and Justice.
** Gee, it sure is good these morally superior beings interfered, there.
*** Their reasons for blaming him for Krypton's destruction aren't even fair. The entire population of Krypton was genetically bonded to the planet, thus they were unable to leave their homeworld as doing so would have resulted in their deaths. The judges only blamed Superman because one of his ''ancestors'' was responsible for the genetic bonding. Also, the fact that [[{{Hypocrite}} they themselves will be guilty of genocide if they kill the only surviving Kryptonian]] is never brought up.
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* This turns out to be the plot of ''TheBox.'' The plot didn't really work out very well, in part because [[AliensAreBastards the aliens had to screw up everybody's lives]] before the test even started.
** Or in clinical study terms: [[spoiler: They involve themselves in the test, purposely rig the samples, interfere in the experiment, and try to destroy the results when it doesn't turn out they way they want it to.]] If you tried to pull even a fourth of this stuff in a college lab course, you would fail the class.

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* This turns out to be the plot of ''TheBox.''Film/TheBox.'' The plot didn't really work out very well, in part because [[AliensAreBastards the aliens had to screw up everybody's lives]] before the test even started.
** Or in clinical study terms:
started. [[spoiler: They involve themselves in the test, purposely rig the samples, interfere in the experiment, and try to destroy the results when it doesn't turn out they way they want it to.]] If you tried to pull even a fourth of this stuff in a college lab course, you would fail the class.



* The kids' novel series MyTeacherIsAnAlien by Creator/BruceCoville had the ultimate origin of the alien teachers as a Federation-esque organization who was studying Earth. They had to decide what to do about Earth: welcome us, blockade us, conquer us or destroy us...

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* The kids' novel series MyTeacherIsAnAlien ''Literature/MyTeacherIsAnAlien'' by Creator/BruceCoville had the ultimate origin of the alien teachers as a Federation-esque organization who was studying Earth. They had to decide what to do about Earth: welcome us, blockade us, conquer us or destroy us...



* In [[BookOfTheNewSun The Urth of the New Sun]] Severian travels to another planet where he is judged by godlike aliens in hope of convincing them to do something about Earth's dying Sun.
** Not quite. Severian travels to a parallel ''universe'' for the trial, but the trial was [[spoiler:the journey ''to'' the parallel universe]], so humanity's fate was already decided before he even got there. Also, [[spoiler: Severian himself had the power to re-start the sun all along, he just didn't know it]], so the parallel universe's inhabitants didn't save the sun of Urth for him/us, they just provided him with the journey necessary to [[spoiler:realize his own power]]. And they sent him back in time to the right era for his mission to be successful.

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* In [[BookOfTheNewSun ''[[Literature/BookOfTheNewSun The Urth of the New Sun]] Sun]]'' Severian travels to another planet a parallel universe where he is judged by godlike aliens in hope of convincing them to do something about Earth's dying Sun.
** Not quite. Severian travels to a parallel ''universe'' for the trial, but the
Sun. The trial was turns out to be [[spoiler:the journey ''to'' the parallel universe]], so humanity's fate was already decided before he even got there. Also, [[spoiler: Severian himself had the power to re-start the sun all along, he just didn't know it]], so the parallel universe's inhabitants didn't save the sun of Urth for him/us, they just provided him with the journey necessary to [[spoiler:realize his own power]]. And they sent him back in time to the right era for his mission to be successful.



* In one of his journeys [[Creator/StanislawLem Stanislaw Lem's]] [[Literature/TheStarDiaries Ijon Tichy]] represents Earth before some kind of parliament of an interstellar Federation. The Earthlings are found guilty of killing and consuming living organisms, both animals and plants, which is highly immoral by the Galactic norms. But Earthlings are viewed not as criminals, but as miserable cripples, and the real culprits are an [[NeglectfulPrecursors ancient (but extant) race]] whose starship left organic waste on an uninhabited planet allowing such a perverted life to evolve. [[spoiler:[[AllJustADream Then Ijon Tichy wakes up]].]]

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* In one of his journeys [[Creator/StanislawLem Stanislaw Lem's]] [[Literature/TheStarDiaries Creator/StanislawLem's Ijon Tichy]] Tichy from ''Literature/TheStarDiaries'' represents Earth before some kind of parliament of an interstellar Federation. The Earthlings are found guilty of killing and consuming living organisms, both animals and plants, which is highly immoral by the Galactic norms. But Earthlings are viewed not as criminals, but as miserable cripples, and the real culprits are an [[NeglectfulPrecursors ancient (but extant) race]] whose starship left organic waste on an uninhabited planet allowing such a perverted life to evolve. [[spoiler:[[AllJustADream Then Ijon Tichy wakes up]].]]



* In ''[[Literature/HaloHuntersInTheDark Halo: Hunters in the Dark]]'' it's not so much humanity on trial as literally ''everyone in the galaxy''. [[spoiler:000 Tragic Solitude, the Arks's monitor,]] is convinced that the sentient species of the galaxy will never change their ways, and will forever war with themselves or others, or (more importantly) unleash more Flood and destroy more Forerunner installations. [[spoiler:The sentence is death, first to humans, then eventually to the rest of the galaxy.]]

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* In ''[[Literature/HaloHuntersInTheDark Halo: Hunters in the Dark]]'' ''Literature/HaloHuntersInTheDark'' it's not so much humanity on trial as literally ''everyone in the galaxy''. [[spoiler:000 Tragic Solitude, the Arks's monitor,]] is convinced that the sentient species of the galaxy will never change their ways, and will forever war with themselves or others, or (more importantly) unleash more Flood and destroy more Forerunner installations. [[spoiler:The sentence is death, first to humans, then eventually to the rest of the galaxy.]]



** Inverted in ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. The first Q-related episode of the series gave the ship's crew an opportunity to put a member of the omnipotent race on trial for once.
** The strange thing about the original Q trial is that though humanity was the "defendant," it was TheFederation- a nation of many species, among whom humans are dominant but hardly the only group- which would have been contained. [[FridgeLogic Seems]] a bit [[UnfortunateImplications unfair]] to, say, the Andorians.
*** Let's face it, Q just wanted to dick with the protagonists (as he would in many a future episode), and couldn't care less if it were fair to anyone.
** HumansAreSpecial is inadvertantly invoked simply by using this device when no other species gets put on trial; of course it probably is a FalseCrucible that simply serves as a means for Q to toy with the protagonists, although [[FanWank it could probably be argued]] that TheFederation is bound for eventual galactic hegemony and the Q, knowing this, wanted to test them first.
*** In the final episode, in fact, it seems as though [[TheTrickster Q]] has deliberately set things up so that Picard ''could'' triumph. After Picard succeeds, Q also says "the trial never ends". One can make of that what one will....

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** * Inverted in ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. The first Q-related episode of the series gave the ship's crew an opportunity to put a member of the omnipotent race on trial for once.
** The strange thing about the original Q trial is that though humanity was the "defendant," it was TheFederation- a nation of many species, among whom humans are dominant but hardly the only group- which would have been contained. [[FridgeLogic Seems]] a bit [[UnfortunateImplications unfair]] to, say, the Andorians.
*** Let's face it, Q just wanted to dick with the protagonists (as he would in many a future episode), and couldn't care less if it were fair to anyone.
** HumansAreSpecial is inadvertantly invoked simply by using this device when no other species gets put on trial; of course it probably is a FalseCrucible that simply serves as a means for Q to toy with the protagonists, although [[FanWank it could probably be argued]] that TheFederation is bound for eventual galactic hegemony and the Q, knowing this, wanted to test them first.
*** In the final episode, in fact, it seems as though [[TheTrickster Q]] has deliberately set things up so that Picard ''could'' triumph. After Picard succeeds, Q also says "the trial never ends". One can make of that what one will....
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** Considering that this is after the invention of nuclear weapons, [[FridgeLogic does that mean the aliens wanted us to destroy ourselves before they got here?]]
* In an episode of ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'', the archangel Michael personally descends to Earth to release the Four HorsemenOfTheApocalypse and off the humans. Hercules sacrifices himself to try and stop them - "there is still good in humans" - Earth is spared.

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** Considering that this is after the invention of nuclear weapons, [[FridgeLogic does that mean the aliens wanted us to destroy ourselves before they got here?]]
* In an episode of ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'', ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'', the archangel Michael personally descends to Earth to release the Four HorsemenOfTheApocalypse and off the humans. Hercules sacrifices himself to try and stop them - "there is still good in humans" - Earth is spared.



* The [[Series/StargateAtlantis Atlantis]] expedition (represented by Sheppard's team and Mr. Woolsey) are put on trial by a tribunal representing humans in the Pegasus Galaxy. To be fair, the expedition did screw up pretty badly (they woke up the Wraith, [[CreateYourOwnVillain created Michael]], helped develop the Hoffan drug that Michael uses to attack humans, and changed the Replicator base code which motivated them to start attacking humans in order to fight the Wraith) but, as Sheppard points out, the Atlantis team are the only ones fighting against those threats, trying to protect the humans of Pegasus.

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* The [[Series/StargateAtlantis Atlantis]] In ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', the Atlantis expedition (represented by Sheppard's team and Mr. Woolsey) are put on trial by a tribunal representing humans in the Pegasus Galaxy. To be fair, the expedition did screw up pretty badly (they woke up the Wraith, [[CreateYourOwnVillain created Michael]], helped develop the Hoffan drug that Michael uses to attack humans, and changed the Replicator base code which motivated them to start attacking humans in order to fight the Wraith) but, as Sheppard points out, the Atlantis team are the only ones fighting against those threats, trying to protect the humans of Pegasus.



* The events of VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} turn out to be this. As revealed in [[spoiler: the True Ending, the goddess Izanami created the Midnight Channel and "sparked" the power of three Persona users representing emptiness, despair and hope in order to ascertain what humanity truly desired. Thanks to Adachi, who represented emptiness, having the greatest effect on the town of Inaba, she decides humanity wants oblivion and it's up to you, who represents hope, to beat the crap out of her in order to prevent her from turning everyone into Shadows.]]

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* The events of VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' turn out to be this. As revealed in [[spoiler: the True Ending, the goddess Izanami created the Midnight Channel and "sparked" the power of three Persona users representing emptiness, despair and hope in order to ascertain what humanity truly desired. Thanks to Adachi, who represented emptiness, having the greatest effect on the town of Inaba, she decides humanity wants oblivion and it's up to you, who represents hope, to beat the crap out of her in order to prevent her from turning everyone into Shadows.]]



* ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'' is another good example of this. [[spoiler: If you screw up, humanity loses its free will. If you really screw up, humanity is left in the ruins of its world with demons running everywhere. An unusual example in that the trial is also largely justified, given that humans not only struck first (and intentionally) but are risking taking down their own universe in the process.]]
** ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'' is another one, though the crime and trial method is different. [[spoiler:DimensionLord Polaris has decided that humans haven't evolved fast enough, and is busy deleting Earth to make way for a better world. She is, however, giving humans a last shot and will [[ResetButton undo the deletion]] or [[EndOfTheWorldSpecial modify]] the world should they actually defeat her messengers, the [[EldritchAbomination Septentriones]].]]

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* ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'' is another good example of this. The ''Devil Survivor'' series:
** ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'':
[[spoiler: If you screw up, humanity loses its free will. If you really screw up, humanity is left in the ruins of its world with demons running everywhere. An unusual example in that the trial is also largely justified, given that humans not only struck first (and intentionally) but are risking taking down their own universe in the process.]]
** * In ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'' is another one, though the crime and trial method is different. [[spoiler:DimensionLord Polaris has decided that humans haven't evolved fast enough, and is busy deleting Earth to make way for a better world. She is, however, giving humans a last shot and will [[ResetButton undo the deletion]] or [[EndOfTheWorldSpecial modify]] the world should they actually defeat her messengers, the [[EldritchAbomination Septentriones]].]]



* Orochi's reason for resetting existence in ''VideoGame/{{The King of Fighters}}'' was that humanity was corrupt and damaging to the Earth, but after getting the tar beaten out of him he decided to give humanity an extension.
* What [[spoiler:Furfur and Zephar]] pull on EP 6 of UminekonoNakuKoroNi, towards [[spoiler: two {{Battle Couple}}s: Jessica/Kanon and George/Shannon. It was to see if their love would survive anything.]]

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* Orochi's reason for resetting existence in ''VideoGame/{{The King of Fighters}}'' ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' was that humanity was corrupt and damaging to the Earth, but after getting the tar beaten out of him he decided to give humanity an extension.
* What [[spoiler:Furfur and Zephar]] pull on EP 6 of UminekonoNakuKoroNi, ''LightNovel/UminekonoNakuKoroNi'', towards [[spoiler: two {{Battle Couple}}s: Jessica/Kanon and George/Shannon. It was to see if their love would survive anything.]]



* SCPFoundation: [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2055 SCP-2055]] is still picking its jury. The immediate problem for the Foundation isn't humanity being found "guilty", it's that [[spoiler: the people who are chosen have to kill themselves in order to go to the next phase of selection]] and there's nothing the Foundation can do to stop the "trial".

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* SCPFoundation: ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'': [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2055 SCP-2055]] is still picking its jury. The immediate problem for the Foundation isn't humanity being found "guilty", it's that [[spoiler: the people who are chosen have to kill themselves in order to go to the next phase of selection]] and there's nothing the Foundation can do to stop the "trial"."trial".
* Parodied in the video "L'assemblée Intergalactique" on French comedy channel ''WebVideo/GoldenMoustache''. A group of aliens are discussing what to do with humanity and come up with the idea of teleporting in some random humans and have them defend their race. Unfortunately, the two humans they beam in are in the process of [[ToiletHumour catching their own farts in plastic bottles]], so the aliens immediately decide to [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroy the Earth.]]



* Played with in ''The Thing Of Shapes To Come'', [[ShowWithinAShow Arthur's webcomic]] in ''ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace''. Aihok and Effex have been sent to judge if humanity is mature enough to have nuclear power. When asked what they'll do if we aren't, however, they reply that [[InYourNatureToDestroyYourselves they won't need to do anything]].
** [[FridgeLogic Then why bother judging them?]]

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* Played with in ''The Thing Of Shapes To Come'', [[ShowWithinAShow Arthur's webcomic]] in ''ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace''.''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace''. Aihok and Effex have been sent to judge if humanity is mature enough to have nuclear power. When asked what they'll do if we aren't, however, they reply that [[InYourNatureToDestroyYourselves they won't need to do anything]].
** [[FridgeLogic Then why bother judging them?]]
anything]].



* ''{{WesternAnimation/Captain Planet and the Planeteers}}'' had Sasquatch and a court of animals putting the Planeteers on trial for the crimes of humanity. It was exceptionally {{anvilicious}} in a series full of moral anvils.

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* ''{{WesternAnimation/Captain Planet and the Planeteers}}'' ''{{WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' had Sasquatch and a court of animals putting the Planeteers on trial for the crimes of humanity. It was exceptionally {{anvilicious}} in a series full of moral anvils.
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