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5th Jan '16 7:58:23 PM Galacton
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* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' skillfully combines this with HumansAreBastards. The human characters want to assassinate the local forest god so that the wilderness will become easier to conquer, but [[GreyAndGrayMorality the local nature spirits are no angels, either,]] and are demonstrably willing to maim and kill anyone in their way.
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* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' skillfully combines this with HumansAreBastards. The human characters want to assassinate the local forest god so that the wilderness will become easier to conquer, but [[GreyAndGrayMorality the local nature spirits are no angels, angels]], [[TheFairFolk either,]] and are demonstrably willing to maim and kill anyone in their way.
19th Nov '15 6:48:16 AM Jeff-R
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* The film ''Film/{{Honey I Shrunk the Kids}}'', a scorpion nearly consumes the children who take refuge inside a Lego brick.

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* In ''Literature/{{Micro}}'': this trope is driven home in many ways including a former scientist getting torn apart by ants.
5th Nov '15 2:59:37 AM BigKlingy
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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles'' centers around the battle between two gods: the Bionis, representing nature and organic beings, and Mechonis, representing technology. It starts out like most RPG plots, where the heroes are defending the world of the good nature god from the evil technology god. [[spoiler: But then it's flipped entirely on its head. Mayneth, the technology god, was GoodAllAlong and was out to save the world from the Bionis, or rather Zanza, who turns out to be the true BigBad of the game. Far from a benevolent deity, Zanza is a complete [[TheSociopath sociopath]] who sees all the living beings he created as nothing more than a food source, regularly commiting genocide with his own personal army of monsters ([[KickTheDog horrifically transformed from a race he created solely to become them]]) whenever life becomes capable of space travel so they don't leave him and deprive him of energy. While Mayneth [[GodIsGood genuinely loves her subjects]], Zanza [[ItsAllAboutMe cares for no-one but himself]] and is only concerned with preserving his power.]]
21st Oct '15 1:10:37 PM boxorak
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* ''KidIcarusUprising'': [[GaiasVengance Viridi, Goddess of Nature]], though unlike most examples where nature/its personifications are apathetic about humanity, Viridi despises humans and is [[SoapboxSadie extremely vocal]] about her beliefs that HumansAreTheRealMonsters. To that end, she aspires to KillEmAll using [[FantasticNuke Reset Bombs]] designed to both wipe out humanity and restore the local natural order by creating massive forests.
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* ''KidIcarusUprising'': [[GaiasVengance [[GaiasVengeance Viridi, Goddess of Nature]], though unlike most examples where nature/its personifications are apathetic about humanity, Viridi despises humans and is [[SoapboxSadie extremely vocal]] about her beliefs that HumansAreTheRealMonsters. To that end, she aspires to KillEmAll using [[FantasticNuke Reset Bombs]] designed to both wipe out humanity and restore the local natural order by creating massive forests.
21st Oct '15 1:10:04 PM boxorak
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* ''KidIcarusUprising'': [[GaiasVengance Viridi, Goddess of Nature]], though unlike most examples where nature/its personifications are apathetic about humanity, Viridi despises humans and is [[SoapboxSadie extremely vocal]] about her beliefs that HumansAreTheRealMonsters. To that end, she aspires to KillEmAll using [[FantasticNuke Reset Bombs]] designed to both wipe out humanity and restore the local natural order by creating massive forests.
22nd Sep '15 8:51:31 PM nombretomado
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* As a general rule, in NorseMythology natural phenomena are personified as giants (Jotnar). Fire, ice, and time are examples of this. Meanwhile, the gods usually represent man-made concepts like war, sailing, wisdom, and song. Norse mythology can thus be seen as a representation of a war between man and nature, where nature is decidedly evil.
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* As a general rule, in NorseMythology Myth/NorseMythology natural phenomena are personified as giants (Jotnar). Fire, ice, and time are examples of this. Meanwhile, the gods usually represent man-made concepts like war, sailing, wisdom, and song. Norse mythology can thus be seen as a representation of a war between man and nature, where nature is decidedly evil.
16th Sep '15 8:03:38 AM ragnarok235
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* Somewhat the point of ''VideoGame/TheLongDark''. You play as a poor soul who is lost and stranded in the Canadian wilderness due to a geomagnetic event that has rendered all modern technology useless and consequently thrown humanity off the top of the food chain. If you don't freeze, or starve, or die of illness, you'll likely be torn to shreds by a wolf or a bear. * [[TokenEvilTeammate Morrigan]] of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' is this trope personified. She grew up in the wilds and, lacking any human contact besides her HumanoidAbomination mother Flemeth, would often shape-shift into various animals to live among them. Rather than a kindly FriendToAllLivingThings like most {{Nature Hero}}es, she's a borderline sociopath who has little compassion for anybody and doesn't hesitate to resort to violence or even murder to get what she wants.
13th Sep '15 12:46:16 PM Theriocephalus
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-> “I have told this to few people, gentlemen, and I suspect I never will again, but one day when I was a young boy on holiday in Uberwald I was walking along the bank of a stream when I saw a mother otter with her cubs. A very endearing sight, I’m sure you will agree, and even as I watched, the mother otter dived into the water and came up with a plump salmon, which she subdued and dragged on to a half-submerged log. As she ate it, while of course it was still alive, the body split and I remember to this day the sweet pinkness of its roes as they spilled out, much to the delight of the baby otters who scrambled over themselves to feed on the delicacy. One of nature’s wonders, gentlemen: mother and children dining upon mother and children. And that’s when I first learned about evil. It is built into the very nature of the universe. Every world spins in pain. If there is any kind of supreme being, I told myself, it is up to all of us to become his moral superior.”
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-> --> “I have told this to few people, gentlemen, and I suspect I never will again, but one day when I was a young boy on holiday in Uberwald I was walking along the bank of a stream when I saw a mother otter with her cubs. A very endearing sight, I’m sure you will agree, and even as I watched, the mother otter dived into the water and came up with a plump salmon, which she subdued and dragged on to a half-submerged log. As she ate it, while of course it was still alive, the body split and I remember to this day the sweet pinkness of its roes as they spilled out, much to the delight of the baby otters who scrambled over themselves to feed on the delicacy. One of nature’s wonders, gentlemen: mother and children dining upon mother and children. And that’s when I first learned about evil. It is built into the very nature of the universe. Every world spins in pain. If there is any kind of supreme being, I told myself, it is up to all of us to become his moral superior.”
3rd Jun '15 2:39:36 PM SilentStranger
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* The live-action version of ''WindInTheWillows'' uses this for the Wild Woods, the home of the Weasels. This is the Weasels life philosophy, as described in their VillainSong ''Secret Of Survival (In a Very Nasty World)''.
28th May '15 11:11:59 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Blackfish}}'' seems to make a point to contrast the sugary family-friendly [=SeaWorld=] TV commercials with orcas performing tricks and being petted by trainers to the terrifying footage of orcas attacking the trainers and sometimes each other. Although the film also presents the whale's natural environment as being a relatively harmonious one. * The book and film ''IntoTheWild'', which chronicles the experiences of Christopher [=McCandless=], a young and [[WideEyedIdealist idealistic]] college graduate who abandons everything for attempting to live off the Alaskan wilderness. Christopher slowly realizes this trope's truth as his supplies dwindle and it becomes evident that he was very poorly prepared for his adventure, ending up starving to death. * TheGrey follows a group of plane crash survivors lost in the Alaskan wilderness. The freezing weather, lack of food, and presence of wolves are all treated as completely impersonal rather than actively malicious, and the main character's RageAgainstTheHeavens moment makes his helpless fury in the face of such indifference very clear.
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* ''{{Blackfish}}'' ''Film/{{Blackfish}}'' seems to make a point to contrast the sugary family-friendly [=SeaWorld=] TV commercials with orcas performing tricks and being petted by trainers to the terrifying footage of orcas attacking the trainers and sometimes each other. Although the film also presents the whale's natural environment as being a relatively harmonious one. * The book and film ''IntoTheWild'', ''Film/IntoTheWild'', which chronicles the experiences of Christopher [=McCandless=], a young and [[WideEyedIdealist idealistic]] college graduate who abandons everything for attempting to live off the Alaskan wilderness. Christopher slowly realizes this trope's truth as his supplies dwindle and it becomes evident that he was very poorly prepared for his adventure, ending up starving to death. * TheGrey ''Film/TheGrey'' follows a group of plane crash survivors lost in the Alaskan wilderness. The freezing weather, lack of food, and presence of wolves are all treated as completely impersonal rather than actively malicious, and the main character's RageAgainstTheHeavens moment makes his helpless fury in the face of such indifference very clear.

* In ''TheGirlWhoLovedTomGordon'', the only real enemy the protagonist faces is the cruelty of nature. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Or it could be an evil forest spirit]].
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* In ''TheGirlWhoLovedTomGordon'', ''Literature/TheGirlWhoLovedTomGordon'', the only real enemy the protagonist faces is the cruelty of nature. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Or it could be an evil forest spirit]].

* ''The Hatchet'' by Gary Paulsen. Nature is the antagonist here as the protagonist has only the titular hatchet to avoid dying in the Canadian wilderness after an airplane crash. * ''IntoThinAir,'' both book and film versions. This is about a guided tour of Mount Everest gone terribly wrong. The book is nonfiction, the film was based on it.
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* ''The Hatchet'' ''Literature/TheHatchet'' by Gary Paulsen. Nature is the antagonist here as the protagonist has only the titular hatchet to avoid dying in the Canadian wilderness after an airplane crash. * ''IntoThinAir,'' ''Literature/IntoThinAir,'' both book and film versions. This is about a guided tour of Mount Everest gone terribly wrong. The book is nonfiction, the film was based on it.

* This trope is a central theme of ''StateOfFear''.
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* This trope is a central theme of ''StateOfFear''.''Literature/StateOfFear''.

* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' book ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'', Lord Vetinari uses this concept to make a point.
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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' book ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'', Lord Vetinari uses this concept to make a point.

* Early in ''{{Dilbert}}'', a personified Mother Nature made a few appearances, each time doing something rather nasty without shame.
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* Early in ''{{Dilbert}}'', ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'', a personified Mother Nature made a few appearances, each time doing something rather nasty without shame.
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