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24th May '17 8:40:54 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* This is the core of one of the possible explanations for the UsefulNotes/FermiParadox, which asks why we haven't been contacted any advanced alien civilizations. Earth is so small, underdeveloped, and unimportant, and the universe itself is so vast, old, and huge, that we're simply not worth their time. A civilization that is millions of years ahead of us in technology would probably view us as we view bacteria. When you consider [[TimeAbyss we see space not as it is but as it was in the distant past thanks to the finite speed of light]], and add to that how much technology could advance over millions of years, this theory does seem to have some weight to it.
19th May '17 1:06:27 PM Bense
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* The existence of Earth is also considered dubious in E. C. Tubb's nearly endless ''Dumarest of Terra'' series, chronicling the Earth-born hero's attempt to find his home planet. The final stories make clear that a fan theory is in fact {{Canon}}: [[spoiler:Earth is the [[BigBad Cyclan]] base planet.]]

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* The existence of Earth is also considered dubious in E. C. Tubb's nearly endless ''Dumarest of Terra'' ''Literature/DumarestOfTerra'' series, chronicling the Earth-born hero's attempt to find his home planet. The final stories make clear that a fan theory is in fact {{Canon}}: [[spoiler:Earth is the [[BigBad Cyclan]] base planet.]]
14th May '17 4:58:32 PM nombretomado
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* TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} either plays this straight or inverts it depending on which faction is in play. To the humans, Earth is Holy Terra, the holy of holies, the motherworld, and home of the God-Emperor. Pilgrims spend lifetimes waiting in line to land on its sacred soil. However, for those not of the Imperium, Holy Terra is only important because of its importance to the Imperium; if it weren't so critical to enemy morale, no one would care. As it is, it's probable that the Necrons and Orks don't care anyway (because they're too mysterious and too stupid, respectively). (The Tyrannids, however, are homing in on Earth specifically because they're drawn by the Astronomican. In [=WH40k=], it sucks to be significant.)
* In {{Traveller}} when they first meet the Terrans think EarthIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse and the Vilani think that Earth is an Insignificant Little Blue Planet. After they spend two hundred years arguing the point it is finally agreed that EarthIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse because after all [[HumansAreWarriors Terrans are warriors]], and AsskickingEqualsAuthority.

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* TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' either plays this straight or inverts it depending on which faction is in play. To the humans, Earth is Holy Terra, the holy of holies, the motherworld, and home of the God-Emperor. Pilgrims spend lifetimes waiting in line to land on its sacred soil. However, for those not of the Imperium, Holy Terra is only important because of its importance to the Imperium; if it weren't so critical to enemy morale, no one would care. As it is, it's probable that the Necrons and Orks don't care anyway (because they're too mysterious and too stupid, respectively). (The Tyrannids, however, are homing in on Earth specifically because they're drawn by the Astronomican. In [=WH40k=], it sucks to be significant.)
* In {{Traveller}} ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' when they first meet the Terrans think EarthIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse and the Vilani think that Earth is an Insignificant Little Blue Planet. After they spend two hundred years arguing the point it is finally agreed that EarthIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse because after all [[HumansAreWarriors Terrans are warriors]], and AsskickingEqualsAuthority.
2nd May '17 5:57:01 PM nombretomado
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* The general view of Earth in ''TransformersAnimated'' by many of the Autobots and Decepticons is that Earth is a puny, primitive backwater filled with filthy, disgusting organics, and if the All Spark didn't crash here, no Cybertronian would ever admit going there. There are some exceptions (for instance, Jazz thinks any planet that could design his adopted funky vehicle alt-mode couldn't be all bad and Prowl is a FriendToAllLivingThings, from bugs to cats to tree, and Earth is absolutely ''teeming''). Pretty much every other continuity averts this, with Earth either being a resource powerhouse, a prison for stranded factions, or housing a MacGuffin worth landing armies on (or sometimes a combination of at least two of the three).

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* The general view of Earth in ''TransformersAnimated'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' by many of the Autobots and Decepticons is that Earth is a puny, primitive backwater filled with filthy, disgusting organics, and if the All Spark didn't crash here, no Cybertronian would ever admit going there. There are some exceptions (for instance, Jazz thinks any planet that could design his adopted funky vehicle alt-mode couldn't be all bad and Prowl is a FriendToAllLivingThings, from bugs to cats to tree, and Earth is absolutely ''teeming''). Pretty much every other continuity averts this, with Earth either being a resource powerhouse, a prison for stranded factions, or housing a MacGuffin worth landing armies on (or sometimes a combination of at least two of the three).
14th Apr '17 4:23:38 PM 64SuperNintendo
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31st Mar '17 3:19:17 PM nombretomado
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* Although Earth is physically the approximate center of the terragen sphere in ''OrionsArm'', since expansion in any direction is limited by light speed, it isn't really very important any more. Ever since the Great Expulsion, only a tiny population of hippy rianths and other modosophonts live there, under the ongoing rule of the caretaker archailect GAIA, as she continues to restore Earth to its pre-human pristinity. Physically and politically, it's nothing more a wildlife reserve and an exclusive tourist destination, though it is remembered with some sentiment by terragens of all kinds as their original homeworld and one of the richest and most biologically diverse natural planets ever known.

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* Although Earth is physically the approximate center of the terragen sphere in ''OrionsArm'', ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'', since expansion in any direction is limited by light speed, it isn't really very important any more. Ever since the Great Expulsion, only a tiny population of hippy rianths and other modosophonts live there, under the ongoing rule of the caretaker archailect GAIA, as she continues to restore Earth to its pre-human pristinity. Physically and politically, it's nothing more a wildlife reserve and an exclusive tourist destination, though it is remembered with some sentiment by terragens of all kinds as their original homeworld and one of the richest and most biologically diverse natural planets ever known.
15th Mar '17 1:34:54 PM DocJamore
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* In ''Manga/DragonBallZ'', Earth is considered a "weak" planet by Saiyans, one that would be suitable for their young to conquer. In a prequel manga, Bardock sends his son Kakarot (who would grow up to be Goku) to Earth in the hopes that it would be out of the way enough that he would escape Frieza's detection.
11th Mar '17 6:17:18 PM ultimomant
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* Earth in RickAndMorty is clearly known by some alien species but is not considered important in any shape or form. Although [[spoiler: the Galactic Federation does take over Earth in the Season 2 finale]], it only did so to deny Rick a safe place to hole up and didn't have any real interest in the planet itself. To most of the Federation citizens, Earth is simply an exotic tourist spot and [[spoiler: its inclusion into the Federation]] barely warrants a slot in the Federation's evening news.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', Earth in RickAndMorty is clearly known by some alien species but is not considered important in any shape or form. Although [[spoiler: the Galactic Federation does take over Earth in the Season 2 finale]], it only did so to deny Rick a safe place to hole up and didn't have any real interest in the planet itself. To most of the Federation citizens, Earth is simply an exotic tourist spot and [[spoiler: its inclusion into the Federation]] barely warrants a slot in the Federation's evening news.news.
* In ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', Hekapoo refers to Earth as a "stinky dirt rock".
11th Mar '17 6:39:51 AM DVB
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** Then again, it's probably a strategic point ''because'' of Ben Tennyson. By that episode, he has saved the universe several times (once even ''recreating'' it) and fought off massive invasions, conquerors (especially Vilgax) and even played a part in defeating an EldritchAbomination. Targeting him and his world is a pretty wise move (not to mention the Incursians ''love'' war so they don't need a reason as much as an ''excuse.'')
11th Mar '17 6:32:09 AM DVB
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*** In fact, the above reason is why the [[EnforcedTrope Guardians of Oa ensured Earth was viewed as insignificant]]; [[spoiler: they downplayed Earth's importanceto hide the existence of the Enetity away and protect it. ]]

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*** In fact, the above reason is why the [[EnforcedTrope Guardians of Oa ensured Earth was viewed as insignificant]]; [[spoiler: they downplayed Earth's importanceto importance to hide the existence of the Enetity Entity away and protect it. ]]Furthermore, it being the center of the Multiverse, having it be out fo the way and not well known is a pretty good move.]]
** They've also been so far the only world with a significant amount (or at least known) magic users. The Guardians of Oa were also responsible as they gathered a majority of the magic in the universe and sealed it on Earth, viewing magic as very dangerous.
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