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23rd Sep '16 2:53:01 AM kazokuhouou
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* ''Fanfic/TheWritingOnTheWall'' has an imposing tomb constructed thousands of years before [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ponies]] learned how to produce masonry. It eventually becomes evident that it was built by some sort of precursor civilization. [[spoiler: It wasn't a tomb, but a nuclear waste storage facility built by humans.]] Subverted, in that the precursors tried to warn them away, but because the ponies couldn't read their writing and just assumed it was a setup to deter grave robbers, the clear warnings became SchmuckBait. It should be noted that this is an actual RealLife concern to people working on this problem: that all their attempts to warn people off will only entice future lifeforms that can't read human languages.

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* ''Fanfic/TheWritingOnTheWall'' has an imposing tomb constructed thousands of years before [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ponies]] learned how to produce masonry. It eventually becomes evident that it was built by some sort of precursor civilization. [[spoiler: It wasn't a tomb, but a nuclear waste storage facility built by humans.]] Subverted, in that the precursors tried to warn them away, but because the ponies couldn't read their writing and just assumed it was a setup to deter grave robbers, the clear warnings became SchmuckBait. [[spoiler: It should be noted that this is an actual RealLife concern to people working on this problem: that all their attempts to warn people off will only entice future lifeforms that can't read human languages.the languages used to warn them.]]
23rd Sep '16 2:48:47 AM kazokuhouou
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* ''Fanfic/TheWritingOnTheWall'' has an imposing tomb constructed thousands of years before [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ponies]] learned how to produce masonry. It eventually becomes evident that it was built by some sort of precursor civilization. [[spoiler: It wasn't a tomb, but a nuclear waste storage facility built by humans.]] Subverted, in that the precursors tried to warn them away, but because the ponies couldn't read their writing and just assumed it was a setup to deter grave robbers, the clear warnings became SchmuckBait.

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* ''Fanfic/TheWritingOnTheWall'' has an imposing tomb constructed thousands of years before [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ponies]] learned how to produce masonry. It eventually becomes evident that it was built by some sort of precursor civilization. [[spoiler: It wasn't a tomb, but a nuclear waste storage facility built by humans.]] Subverted, in that the precursors tried to warn them away, but because the ponies couldn't read their writing and just assumed it was a setup to deter grave robbers, the clear warnings became SchmuckBait. It should be noted that this is an actual RealLife concern to people working on this problem: that all their attempts to warn people off will only entice future lifeforms that can't read human languages.
20th Sep '16 2:12:09 AM KeithM
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** Your Honor, plaintiffs would like to point out that the defendants [[spoiler: are self-admitted enslavers of multiple species across the galaxy and]], based on testimony of [[spoiler: the Catalyst and the admission of the Leviathans themselves]], are ''at best'' criminally negligent in their sloppiness in creating the problem in the first place, [[AssholeVictim deserve no sympathy for what happened to them]], and upon conclusion of the current hostilities [[spoiler: should be terminated with extreme prejudice for the welfare of the entire galaxy]].
4th Aug '16 7:22:32 AM nm3youtube
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** Also to be tried in absentia: the "Ancient Ones" of Altamid in ''Film/StarTrekBeyond''. The Ancient Ones left behind BioAugmentation technology that allowed the user to [[LifeDrinker absorb the life signs of anyone, their own species or otherwise]], and thousands, if not millions, of small mining ships that could easily be repurposed as [[TheSwarm weaponry]] in the hands of a maniac... like someone [[SanitySlippage who had used the aforementioned Bio-Augmentation technology for too long]]. The fact TheSwarm's only effective strategy is a ZergRush prevents starships from adequately defending themselves against it, [[spoiler:unless the crew is able to work out that [[ThePowerOfRock broadcasting loud music over their communications]] [[WeaksauceWeakness prevents these ships from working together]], something most crews don't have time to work out]]. Moreover, the Ancient Ones fired a PhlebtoniumBomb, capable of completely disintegrating humanoids, into space and hoped no-one would get their hands on it; the fact this weapon fell into the hands of a genocidal maniac with a hatred of peace and cooperation proves that they should have carried out an action that ensured its destruction. Your Honor, I submit a charge of reckless endangerment on behalf of following plaintiffs: the surviving crew of the USS ''Enterprise'', Jaylah, and pretty much every surviving resident of [[spoiler:Starbase Yorktown]]. I also submit a charge of negligent homicide on behalf of everyone whose life signs were drained by [[spoiler:Captain Balthazar "Krall" Edison, Anderson "Manas" Le, and Jessica "Kalara" Wolff]], the casualties of the Battle of Altamid, [[spoiler:Ensign Syl]], and [[spoiler:the casualties of Starbase Yorktown]].

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** Also to be tried in absentia: the "Ancient Ones" of Altamid in ''Film/StarTrekBeyond''. The Ancient Ones left behind BioAugmentation technology that allowed the user to [[LifeDrinker absorb the life signs of anyone, their own species or otherwise]], and thousands, if not millions, of small mining ships that could easily be repurposed as [[TheSwarm weaponry]] in the hands of a maniac... like someone [[SanitySlippage who had used the aforementioned Bio-Augmentation technology for too long]]. The fact TheSwarm's only effective strategy is a ZergRush prevents starships from adequately defending themselves against it, [[spoiler:unless the crew is able to work out that [[ThePowerOfRock broadcasting loud music over their communications]] [[WeaksauceWeakness prevents these ships from working together]], something most crews don't have time to work out]]. Moreover, the Ancient Ones fired a PhlebtoniumBomb, PhlebotinumBomb, capable of completely disintegrating humanoids, into space and hoped no-one would get their hands on it; the fact this weapon fell into the hands of a genocidal maniac with a hatred of peace and cooperation proves that they should have carried out an action that ensured its destruction. Your Honor, I submit a charge of reckless endangerment on behalf of following plaintiffs: the surviving crew of the USS ''Enterprise'', Jaylah, and pretty much every surviving resident of [[spoiler:Starbase Yorktown]]. I also submit a charge of negligent homicide on behalf of everyone whose life signs were drained by [[spoiler:Captain Balthazar "Krall" Edison, Anderson "Manas" Le, and Jessica "Kalara" Wolff]], the casualties of the Battle of Altamid, [[spoiler:Ensign Syl]], and [[spoiler:the casualties of Starbase Yorktown]].
4th Aug '16 7:21:53 AM nm3youtube
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** Also to be tried in absentia: the "Ancient Ones" of Altamid in ''Film/StarTrekBeyond''. The Ancient Ones left behind technology that allowed the user to [[LifeDrinker absorb the life signs of anyone, their own species or otherwise]], and mining equipment that could easily be repurposed as weaponry in the hands of a maniac... like someone [[SanitySlippage who had used the aforementioned energy-sucking technology for too long]]. The fact the only effective strategy is a ZergRush prevents starships from adequately defending themselves against it, [[spoiler:unless the crew is able to work out that [[ThePowerOfRock broadcasting loud music over their communications]] [[WeaksauceWeakness prevents them from working together]], something most crews don't have time to work out]]. Moreover, the Ancient Ones fired a superweapon, capable of completely disintegrating humanoids, into space and hoped no-one would get their hands on it; the fact this weapon fell into the hands of a genocidal maniac with a hatred of peace and cooperation proves that they should have carried out an action that ensured its destruction. Your Honor, I submit a charge of reckless endangerment on behalf of following plaintiffs: the surviving crew of the USS ''Enterprise'', Jaylah, and pretty much every surviving resident of [[spoiler:Starbase Yorktown]]. I also submit a charge of negligent homicide on behalf of everyone whose life signs were drained by [[spoiler:Captain Balthazar "Krall" Edison, Anderson "Manas" Le, and Jessica "Kalara" Wolff]], the casualties of the Battle of Altamid, [[spoiler:Ensign Syl]], and [[spoiler:the casualties of Starbase Yorktown]].

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** Also to be tried in absentia: the "Ancient Ones" of Altamid in ''Film/StarTrekBeyond''. The Ancient Ones left behind BioAugmentation technology that allowed the user to [[LifeDrinker absorb the life signs of anyone, their own species or otherwise]], and thousands, if not millions, of small mining equipment ships that could easily be repurposed as weaponry [[TheSwarm weaponry]] in the hands of a maniac... like someone [[SanitySlippage who had used the aforementioned energy-sucking Bio-Augmentation technology for too long]]. The fact the TheSwarm's only effective strategy is a ZergRush prevents starships from adequately defending themselves against it, [[spoiler:unless the crew is able to work out that [[ThePowerOfRock broadcasting loud music over their communications]] [[WeaksauceWeakness prevents them these ships from working together]], something most crews don't have time to work out]]. Moreover, the Ancient Ones fired a superweapon, PhlebtoniumBomb, capable of completely disintegrating humanoids, into space and hoped no-one would get their hands on it; the fact this weapon fell into the hands of a genocidal maniac with a hatred of peace and cooperation proves that they should have carried out an action that ensured its destruction. Your Honor, I submit a charge of reckless endangerment on behalf of following plaintiffs: the surviving crew of the USS ''Enterprise'', Jaylah, and pretty much every surviving resident of [[spoiler:Starbase Yorktown]]. I also submit a charge of negligent homicide on behalf of everyone whose life signs were drained by [[spoiler:Captain Balthazar "Krall" Edison, Anderson "Manas" Le, and Jessica "Kalara" Wolff]], the casualties of the Battle of Altamid, [[spoiler:Ensign Syl]], and [[spoiler:the casualties of Starbase Yorktown]].
4th Aug '16 7:14:05 AM nm3youtube
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** Also to be tried in absentia: the "Ancient Ones" of Altamid in ''Film/StarTrekBeyond''. The Ancient Ones left behind technology that allowed the user to [[LifeDrinker absorb the life signs of anyone, their own species or otherwise]], and mining equipment that could easily be repurposed as weaponry in the hands of a maniac... like someone [[SanitySlippage who had used the aforementioned energy-sucking technology for too long]]. The fact the only effective strategy is a ZergRush prevents starships from adequately defending themselves against it, [[spoiler:unless the crew is able to work out that [[ThePowerOfRock broadcasting loud music over their communications]] [[WeaksauceWeakness prevents them from working together]], something most crews don't have time to work out]]. Moreover, the Ancient Ones fired a superweapon, capable of completely disintegrating humanoids, into space and hoped no-one would get their hands on it; the fact this weapon fell into the hands of a genocidal maniac with a hatred of peace and cooperation proves that they should have carried out an action that ensured its destruction. Your Honor, I submit a charge of reckless endangerment on behalf of following plaintiffs: the surviving crew of the USS ''Enterprise'', Jaylah, and pretty much every surviving resident of [[spoiler:Starbase Yorktown]]. I also submit a charge of negligent homicide on behalf of everyone whose life signs were drained by [[spoiler:Captain Balthazar "Krall" Edison, Anderson "Manas" Le, and Jessica "Kalara" Wolff]], the casualties of the Battle of Altamid, [[spoiler:Ensign Syl]], and [[spoiler:the casualties of Starbase Yorktown]].
24th Jul '16 6:13:28 PM nombretomado
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* The Shee in the ''{{Creatures}}'' series created the Norns, fuzzy adorable little critters with rudimentary intelligence that they claimed to love as pets. But when they decided it was time to move on to a bigger, [[WorldShapes round]] world, they left most of the creatures they had created to die on their home planet.

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* The Shee in the ''{{Creatures}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Creatures}}'' series created the Norns, fuzzy adorable little critters with rudimentary intelligence that they claimed to love as pets. But when they decided it was time to move on to a bigger, [[WorldShapes round]] world, they left most of the creatures they had created to die on their home planet.
1st Jul '16 11:09:19 PM nombretomado
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* The Great Beings of ''{{Bionicle}}'' were scientist-rulers on their planet, until they created the Element Lords to take over the "ruling" part so they could focus on the "[[ForScience science]]". This is perhaps the most damning display of negligence, creating proxies so that they can safely afford to neglect their subjects. (Though it could be argued that they did act responsibly in making sure there ''were'' proper replacements.) While things were all right for a while, {{Unobtainium}} was discovered and the Element Lords led their subjects in waging a NoBloodForPhlebotinum war over it, one that only ended when said Unobtainium split the planet into pieces. The Great Beings tried nonviolent solutions, all of which failed. The eventually resorted to creating baterra robots, a last-ditch doomsday weapon programmed to end the war by killing all armed combatants. However, they were released too late to prevent the disaster, and later [[OverrideCommand overrode their shutdown commands]].

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* The Great Beings of ''{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' were scientist-rulers on their planet, until they created the Element Lords to take over the "ruling" part so they could focus on the "[[ForScience science]]". This is perhaps the most damning display of negligence, creating proxies so that they can safely afford to neglect their subjects. (Though it could be argued that they did act responsibly in making sure there ''were'' proper replacements.) While things were all right for a while, {{Unobtainium}} was discovered and the Element Lords led their subjects in waging a NoBloodForPhlebotinum war over it, one that only ended when said Unobtainium split the planet into pieces. The Great Beings tried nonviolent solutions, all of which failed. The eventually resorted to creating baterra robots, a last-ditch doomsday weapon programmed to end the war by killing all armed combatants. However, they were released too late to prevent the disaster, and later [[OverrideCommand overrode their shutdown commands]].
28th Jun '16 3:25:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Eloh, the ancient precursors of ''TabulaRasa'', created a [[MagicFromTechnology superscience capable of manipulating energy and matter by acts of will]]. They then went through interstellar space handing this stuff out randomly. When this [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters didn't end well]] - surprise, surprise - they annihilated the entire military of the first race to rise against them, the Thrax, firmly cementing xenophobia. Then a small faction called the Neph went and enslaved the Thrax and went on a war against the rest of the universe to make sure no one would ever be their equals again, starting with the mainstream Eloh. Rather than actually fighting back or enlisting (or even warning) the sentient races across the universe, the Eloh just tossed various pieces of AppliedPhlebotinum on random populated and unpopulated worlds. At least the Sages of the ''Zelda'' series bothered to seal away the [[SealedEvilInACan evil in a can]].
* Potentially the player in ''{{Spore}}''. One of the achievements requires them to uplift a certain number of creatures. The easiest way to do this is to just randomly drop monoliths on every planet encountered without sentient life and then forget about it.

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* The Eloh, the ancient precursors of ''TabulaRasa'', ''VideoGame/TabulaRasa'', created a [[MagicFromTechnology superscience capable of manipulating energy and matter by acts of will]]. They then went through interstellar space handing this stuff out randomly. When this [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters didn't end well]] - surprise, surprise - they annihilated the entire military of the first race to rise against them, the Thrax, firmly cementing xenophobia. Then a small faction called the Neph went and enslaved the Thrax and went on a war against the rest of the universe to make sure no one would ever be their equals again, starting with the mainstream Eloh. Rather than actually fighting back or enlisting (or even warning) the sentient races across the universe, the Eloh just tossed various pieces of AppliedPhlebotinum on random populated and unpopulated worlds. At least the Sages of the ''Zelda'' series bothered to seal away the [[SealedEvilInACan evil in a can]].
* Potentially the player in ''{{Spore}}''.''VideoGame/{{Spore}}''. One of the achievements requires them to uplift a certain number of creatures. The easiest way to do this is to just randomly drop monoliths on every planet encountered without sentient life and then forget about it.
22nd Jun '16 6:54:41 PM Schol-R-LEA
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* If it pleases the court, the plaintiff will now present exhibit A from the ''Literature/{{Illuminatus}}'', which documents the decision by Swift Kick, Inc, a notoriously shoddy [[GenesisEffect planetary construction firm]], to shave off costs by making life on Earth mortal, including all possible sentient life forms arising on the planet.

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* If it pleases the court, the plaintiff will now present exhibit A from the ''Literature/{{Illuminatus}}'', which documents the decision by Swift Kick, Inc, a notoriously shoddy [[GenesisEffect planetary construction firm]], to shave off costs by making life on Earth mortal, including all possible sentient life forms arising on the planet.
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