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4th Mar '18 8:09:20 PM nombretomado
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* Some people, including StephenHawking, think we're not trying ''hard enough'' at this, and better get it together (read: spread into space).

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* Some people, including StephenHawking, Creator/StephenHawking, think we're not trying ''hard enough'' at this, and better get it together (read: spread into space).
26th Jan '18 9:34:10 PM Kalaong
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* In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/BeyondThisHorizon'', this is stated to be humanity's one true strength;
-->"Man is an unspecialized animal. His body, except for its enormous brain case, is primitive. He can't dig; he can't run very fast; he can't fly. But he can eat anything and he can stay alive where a goat would starve, a lizard would fry, a bird freeze. Instead of special adaptations he has general adaptability."
18th Jan '18 6:05:28 AM RedScharlach
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* Humanity in ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE''. Aliens try to kill them off by blowing up Earth, years later those who were evacuated before said EarthShatteringKaboom are still hanging in there despite the loss of their planet, being on the bottom of the galactic totem pole and the fact that the nearest thing they have to a home is a bodged together space colony made out of old ships, not to mention that the aforementioned aliens are still out to get them.

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* Humanity in ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE''. Aliens try to kill them off by blowing up Earth, Earth; years later later, those who were evacuated before said EarthShatteringKaboom are still hanging in there despite the loss of their planet, being on the bottom of the galactic totem pole and the fact that the nearest thing they have to a home is a bodged together bodged-together space colony made out of old ships, not to mention that the aforementioned aliens are still out to get them.



* This is a major theme in ''Film/PacificRim''. As soon as it's made clear that no one is safe from the {{Kaiju}}s, humans create the [[HumongousMecha Jaegers]] to defend themselves and they prove incredibly effective. The only reason Kaijus are still a threat is because stronger versions of them keep appearing after increasingly shorter intervals. Midway through the movie, it's revealed that [[spoiler:the Kaijus are beings enginereed to actively destroy humanity]] but humans do such a good job at surviving that they manage to [[spoiler:kill their creators]]. Ironically, the attacks started because humans [[spoiler:inadvertedly facilitated the invasion of Earth by polluting the atmosphere]].

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* This is a major theme in ''Film/PacificRim''. As soon as it's made clear that no one is safe from the {{Kaiju}}s, humans create the [[HumongousMecha Jaegers]] to defend themselves and they prove incredibly effective. The only reason Kaijus are still a threat is because stronger versions of them keep appearing after increasingly shorter intervals. Midway through the movie, it's revealed that [[spoiler:the Kaijus are beings enginereed engineered to actively destroy humanity]] but humans do such a good job at surviving that they manage to [[spoiler:kill their creators]]. Ironically, the attacks started because humans [[spoiler:inadvertedly [[spoiler:inadvertently facilitated the invasion of Earth by polluting the atmosphere]].
11th Nov '17 3:24:11 AM RedScharlach
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In fiction, no matter how many other races are kicking around, if there's one species that seems to have a knack for avoiding extinction it's us. Genocidal aliens? [[LastStand We fortify our position and fight back with everything we have.]] Earth becomes uninhabitable? We either head into space to find somewhere new to live or artifically create enclosed environments that are habitable. Our planet [[EarthShatteringKaboom gets blown up]]? Again, time to take to the stars. Global ice age? [[TruthInTelevision Been there, done that.]]

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In fiction, no matter how many other races are kicking around, if there's one species that seems to have a knack for avoiding extinction it's us. Genocidal aliens? [[LastStand We fortify our position and fight back with everything we have.]] Earth becomes uninhabitable? We either head into space to find somewhere new to live or artifically artificially create enclosed environments that are habitable. Our planet [[EarthShatteringKaboom gets blown up]]? Again, time to take to the stars. Global ice age? [[TruthInTelevision Been there, done that.]]



* In Creator/ArthurCClarke's ''Rescue Party'', aliens who've come to try and save as many as they can before the Sun goes nova are suprised to find that Earth's inhabitants have already managed to rescue themselves.

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* In Creator/ArthurCClarke's ''Rescue Party'', aliens who've come to try and save as many as they can before the Sun goes nova are suprised surprised to find that Earth's inhabitants have already managed to rescue themselves.



* In ''Series/DoctorWho'' the human race not only outlasts the planet Earth, but manages to survive until the end of the Universe. Unfortunately things went downhill after that.

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'' the human race not only outlasts the planet Earth, but manages to survive until the end of the Universe. Unfortunately things went go downhill after that.



* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', humans are the bottom of the food chain and often seen as the scourge of the earth by monster races, angels, and demons. But somehow the humans keep thwarting plans for domination and destruction that have been in the plans for decades, millenia, eons, etc.

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* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', humans are the bottom of the food chain and often seen as the scourge of the earth by monster races, angels, and demons. But somehow the humans keep thwarting plans for domination and destruction that have been in the plans works for decades, millenia, millennia, eons, etc.
1st Nov '17 9:23:50 PM MarqFJA
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* The population of the [[EverythingTryingToKillYou aptly named "death worlds"]] in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. Due to natural (and sometimes not-quite-natural) selection, these planets are basically breeding grounds for badasses, who fill the ranks of the most renown Imperial Guard regiments as well as Space Marine chapters.

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* The population populations of the [[EverythingTryingToKillYou aptly named "death worlds"]] named]] "{{death worlds}}" in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. Due to natural (and sometimes not-quite-natural) selection, these planets are basically breeding grounds for badasses, who fill the ranks of the most renown Imperial Guard regiments as well as Space Marine chapters.
9th Oct '17 3:40:17 PM AndreaTx
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* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', humans are attacked [[EldritchAbomination by space badasses]] over and over again and always manage to survive despite alien species and planets being obliterated.

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* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', humans were the last species to master intergalactic space travel and are new to intergalactic diplomacy. They are seen as overly ambitious upstarts. However, whenever there is a threat to the galaxy, the humans are the first to detect it and always lead the charge to defeat it. Humans are attacked [[EldritchAbomination by space badasses]] over and over again and always manage to survive despite alien species and planets being obliterated.
9th Oct '17 3:38:14 PM AndreaTx
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* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', humans were the last species to master intergalactic space travel and are new to intergalactic diplomacy. They are seen as overly ambitious upstarts. However, whenever there is a threat to the galaxy, the humans are the first to detect it and always lead the charge to defeat it.

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* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', humans were the last species to master intergalactic are attacked [[EldritchAbomination by space travel badasses]] over and are new to intergalactic diplomacy. They are seen as overly ambitious upstarts. However, whenever there is a threat to the galaxy, the humans are the first to detect it over again and always lead the charge manage to defeat it.survive despite alien species and planets being obliterated.
9th Oct '17 3:36:08 PM AndreaTx
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* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', humans are the bottom of the food chain and often seen as the scourge of the earth by monster races, angels, and demons. But somehow the humans keep thwarting plans for domination and destruction that have been in the plans for decades, millenia, eons, etc.




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* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', humans were the last species to master intergalactic space travel and are new to intergalactic diplomacy. They are seen as overly ambitious upstarts. However, whenever there is a threat to the galaxy, the humans are the first to detect it and always lead the charge to defeat it.
17th Sep '17 5:29:45 PM nombretomado
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* In ArthurCClarke's ''Rescue Party'', aliens who've come to try and save as many as they can before the Sun goes nova are suprised to find that Earth's inhabitants have already managed to rescue themselves.

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* In ArthurCClarke's Creator/ArthurCClarke's ''Rescue Party'', aliens who've come to try and save as many as they can before the Sun goes nova are suprised to find that Earth's inhabitants have already managed to rescue themselves.
29th Jul '17 8:12:35 PM Gaming28
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Differs from LastStand in that while LastStand is to do with refusing to surrender even when the odds are heavily stacked against them, with the possibility of extinction not always being a factor, Human Are Survivors covers the way that humans as a species tend to be very, very hard to kill off, regardless of whether the ones attempting to do so are enemies, Mother Nature, the universe in general or even our own stupidity. There is a fair bit of overlap though. Can sometimes overlap with HumansAreSpecial. See also HumansAreWarriors, and HadToBeSharp.

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Differs from LastStand in that while LastStand is to do with refusing to surrender even when the odds are heavily stacked against them, with the possibility of extinction not always being a factor, Human Are Survivors covers the way that humans as a species tend to be very, very hard to kill off, regardless of whether the ones attempting to do so are enemies, Mother Nature, the universe in general or even [[HumansAreMorons our own stupidity.stupidity]]. There is a fair bit of overlap though. Can sometimes overlap with HumansAreSpecial. See also HumansAreWarriors, and HadToBeSharp.
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