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4th Feb '17 5:16:43 PM JoeMerl
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* {{Discussed}} in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse,'' when [[spoiler:[[ALighterShadeOfBlack Blue Diamond]]]] comes to Earth to [[spoiler:mourn [[PredecessorVillain Pink Diamond]]]] and meets [[NonActionGuy Greg]].
-->"How curious. I am impressed by humanity's ability to survive in the wild. What a strange planet...where else would a being as fragile as a human live...while [[spoiler:[[NotSoInvincibleAfterAll a being as powerful as a Diamond perish]]]]?"
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26th Jan '17 8:00:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Terrans in ''StarCraft'' are the descendants of a small group of refugees from earth's death camps who crashed into a bunch of planets after missing their intended destination by some 15 years in warp and later proceeded to fight at least one nuclear war amongst themselves. In the games themselves several of their colonies are infested by a HordeOfAlienLocusts and/or sterilized by ScaryDogmaticAliens, and yet they continue to not only hold out against both species and internal strife but to prosper.
* In the ''{{Metro 2033}}'' series (both [[Literature/{{Metro2033}} the two]] [[Literature/{{Metro2034}} books]] and [[VideoGame/{{Metro2033}} the two]] [[VideoGame/MetroLastLight video games]]), even after the apocalypse, even when you don't count [[OneManArmy Artyom]], humans are still the toughest and most badass species around. They eat shrimps[[note]]armored arthropods at the top of the food chain, a conclusion made with some careful observation and knowledge of ecology - nothing else eats them, even the mutated giant {{bear|sAreBadNews}}, who killed a big one but didn't eat it, an act that can only be surmised as territorial dispute[[/note]] with beer, kill demons[[note]]apex flying predators that compete with Librarians for prey and Shrimps for territory[[/note]], on a regular basis, and can slaughter nosalises and watchmen with [[KnifeNut knives and nothing else]] with some effort. It's reflected in-game, too: [[http://metrovideogame.wikia.com/wiki/Arena the combat analysis on this page]] shows how humans excel in all kinds of face-off, even when outnumbered, and don't suffer at all from ConservationOfNinjutsu like the other competitors[[note]]watchmen, nosalises and male shrimps[[/note]] often do - in fact, a quartet of humans can only consistently be matched by [[MirrorMatch four other humans]] or the PlayerCharacter.

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* The Terrans in ''StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' are the descendants of a small group of refugees from earth's death camps who crashed into a bunch of planets after missing their intended destination by some 15 years in warp and later proceeded to fight at least one nuclear war amongst themselves. In the games themselves several of their colonies are infested by a HordeOfAlienLocusts and/or sterilized by ScaryDogmaticAliens, and yet they continue to not only hold out against both species and internal strife but to prosper.
* In the ''{{Metro ''VideoGame/{{Metro 2033}}'' series (both [[Literature/{{Metro2033}} the two]] [[Literature/{{Metro2034}} books]] and [[VideoGame/{{Metro2033}} the two]] [[VideoGame/MetroLastLight video games]]), even after the apocalypse, even when you don't count [[OneManArmy Artyom]], humans are still the toughest and most badass species around. They eat shrimps[[note]]armored arthropods at the top of the food chain, a conclusion made with some careful observation and knowledge of ecology - nothing else eats them, even the mutated giant {{bear|sAreBadNews}}, who killed a big one but didn't eat it, an act that can only be surmised as territorial dispute[[/note]] with beer, kill demons[[note]]apex flying predators that compete with Librarians for prey and Shrimps for territory[[/note]], on a regular basis, and can slaughter nosalises and watchmen with [[KnifeNut knives and nothing else]] with some effort. It's reflected in-game, too: [[http://metrovideogame.wikia.com/wiki/Arena the combat analysis on this page]] shows how humans excel in all kinds of face-off, even when outnumbered, and don't suffer at all from ConservationOfNinjutsu like the other competitors[[note]]watchmen, nosalises and male shrimps[[/note]] often do - in fact, a quartet of humans can only consistently be matched by [[MirrorMatch four other humans]] or the PlayerCharacter.
26th Nov '16 2:59:46 AM Morgenthaler
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->''Homo sapiens. What an inventive, invincible species. It's only a few million years since they've crawled up out of the mud and learned to walk. Puny, defenceless bipeds. They've survived flood, famine and plague. They've survived cosmic wars and holocausts, and now here they are amongst the stars, waiting to begin a new life, ready to outsit eternity. They're indomitable. Indomitable! ''

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->''Homo sapiens. What an inventive, invincible species. It's only a few million years since they've crawled up out of the mud and learned to walk. Puny, defenceless bipeds. They've survived flood, famine and plague. They've survived cosmic wars and holocausts, and now here they are amongst the stars, waiting to begin a new life, ready to outsit eternity. They're indomitable. Indomitable! ''Indomitable!''



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26th Nov '16 1:51:15 AM Morgenthaler
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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 [[{{Badass}} Badasses]], who fill the ranks of the most renown Imperial Guard regiments as well as Space Marine chapters.

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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 [[{{Badass}} Badasses]], badasses, who fill the ranks of the most renown Imperial Guard regiments as well as Space Marine chapters.
13th May '16 9:14:05 AM zarpaulus
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' games where humans are FTL-capable from the start they're nothing special, but if they aren't Sol III has a high chance of randomly generating as a [[AfterTheEnd Tomb World]] with a better chance of being still inhabited than any other world whose natives had a nuclear war in the past. In which case humans become a useful client race for any Empire that plans to colonize a bunch of Tomb Worlds since they're rather inhospitable to species from other planet types.
4th Apr '16 12:49:09 AM PaladinOwen
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* The humans in ''Videogame/{{XCOMEnemyUnknown}}. Aliens have landed on Earth, and are abducting citizens and razing entire cities. Every nation's military is no match. In a last ditch effort, nations from around the world pool all their funding and technology into "The XCOM Project", a secretive Paramilitary organization dedicated to combating the aliens. Even with the absolute best humanity has to offer, they are severely outmatched. The aliens can take large barrages of gunfire, all while tearing through XCOM's body armor as if it were paper. In addition to being outnumbered, the humans are outgunned as well. Countless aliens keep landing, tearing apart more and more of the world. They can bend minds and kill soldiers with just a thought, and yet the humans of XCOM hang on. After managing to kill enough aliens and steal enough tech, XCOM begins reverse-engineering alien tech and supplying their soldiers with gear that can make their soldiers survive even the aliens' deadly plasma guns. The soldiers that keep surviving missions become tougher and tougher, stronger and more determined, until your elite soldiers can survive the deadliest weapons the aliens can throw at you, even powering through alien mind control and lethal wounds though sheer will and determination.

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* The humans in ''Videogame/{{XCOMEnemyUnknown}}.[[Videogame/XCOMEnemyUnknown XCOM: Enemy Unknown]]. Aliens have landed on Earth, and are abducting citizens and razing entire cities. Every nation's military is no match. In a last ditch effort, nations from around the world pool all their funding and technology into "The XCOM Project", a secretive Paramilitary organization dedicated to combating the aliens. Even with the absolute best humanity has to offer, they are severely outmatched. The aliens can take large barrages of gunfire, all while tearing through XCOM's body armor as if it were paper. In addition to being outnumbered, the humans are outgunned as well. Countless aliens keep landing, tearing apart more and more of the world. They can bend minds and kill soldiers with just a thought, and yet the humans of XCOM hang on. After managing to kill enough aliens and steal enough tech, XCOM begins reverse-engineering alien tech and supplying their soldiers with gear that can make their soldiers survive even the aliens' deadly plasma guns. The soldiers that keep surviving missions become tougher and tougher, stronger and more determined, until your elite soldiers can survive the deadliest weapons the aliens can throw at you, even powering through alien mind control and lethal wounds though sheer will and determination.
4th Apr '16 12:45:21 AM PaladinOwen
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* The humans in ''Videogame/{{XCOMEnemyUnknown}}. Aliens have landed on Earth, and are abducting citizens and razing entire cities. Every nation's military is no match. In a last ditch effort, nations from around the world pool all their funding and technology into "The XCOM Project", a secretive Paramilitary organization dedicated to combating the aliens. Even with the absolute best humanity has to offer, they are severely outmatched. The aliens can take large barrages of gunfire, all while tearing through XCOM's body armor as if it were paper. In addition to being outnumbered, the humans are outgunned as well. Countless aliens keep landing, tearing apart more and more of the world. They can bend minds and kill soldiers with just a thought, and yet the humans of XCOM hang on. After managing to kill enough aliens and steal enough tech, XCOM begins reverse-engineering alien tech and supplying their soldiers with gear that can make their soldiers survive even the aliens' deadly plasma guns. The soldiers that keep surviving missions become tougher and tougher, stronger and more determined, until your elite soldiers can survive the deadliest weapons the aliens can throw at you, even powering through alien mind control and lethal wounds though sheer will and determination.
10th Mar '16 9:36:20 AM PixelKnight
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* ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'': According to ExpandedUniverse and WordOfGod, the titular alien hunters enjoy hunting humans because, despite our inferior physiology and technology, we're ingenious survivors and we're not bound by rigid codes of honour; basically WeakButSkilled plus CombatPragmatist. In expanded material, they especially value two different species as prey: "Pyode Amedha", which is "Soft Meat" and refers to us, and "Kainde Amedha", which means "Hard Meat" and refers to the [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorphs]]. In other words, a race of super-strong, armed-to-the-teeth {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s have arguments about whether or not we're more entertaining quarry than a race of LightningBruiser bug monsters with acid for blood. Makes you proud in a weird way, doesn't it?

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* ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'': According to ExpandedUniverse and WordOfGod, the titular alien hunters enjoy hunting humans because, despite our inferior physiology and technology, we're ingenious survivors and we're not bound by rigid codes of honour; basically WeakButSkilled plus CombatPragmatist.honour. In expanded material, they especially value two different species as prey: "Pyode Amedha", which is "Soft Meat" and refers to us, and "Kainde Amedha", which means "Hard Meat" and refers to the [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorphs]]. In other words, a race of super-strong, armed-to-the-teeth {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s have arguments about whether or not we're more entertaining quarry than a race of LightningBruiser bug monsters with acid for blood.blood, simply because cheating is our bread and butter. Makes you proud in a weird way, doesn't it?
18th Sep '15 10:51:06 PM Argon2
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* The song "Pack Up, We're Moving" by My Heart To Fear describes Earth as a 'place of endless pain':
-->''Where the best of men are broken
-->And where the best of men are made...''
27th Jun '15 6:10:43 AM DeisTheAlcano
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* This 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 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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