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5th Dec '17 8:39:17 AM BeerBaron
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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena Arena]]'', the EvilSorcerer Jagar Tharn has usurped the throne of the benevolent emperor Uriel Septim VII and is allowing the empire to fall apart. Naturally, you must defeat him and restore the rightful emperor to the throne.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'', you initially start off investigating the haunting of the eponymous city by the ghost of a former king as a favor to the emperor. Naturally, this escalates until you are retrieving the key to an ancient superweapon and must decide which of several parties to give it to. One of the MultipleEndings has you activate yourself, with cataclysmic results.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', you initially start off as an agent of the Empire investigating local superstitions. Naturally, this escalates until you are stepping up to face the BigBad PhysicalGod Dagoth Ur, who is using the power of the heart of the dead creator god to spread disease and, eventually, will use the power said heart to power a copy of the superweapon mentioned above.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' plays it completely straight, with the entire world of Nirn being threatened by the encroachment of Mehrunes Dagon's plane of Oblivion.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' again plays it straight with return of the dragon Alduin, prophesied to bring about the end of the world. Naturally, you must stop him in order to save all of existence.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena Arena]]'', the EvilSorcerer Jagar Tharn has usurped the throne of the [[TheGoodKing benevolent emperor Uriel Septim VII VII]] and is allowing the empire Empire to fall apart. apart (and even helping it along). Naturally, you must defeat him and restore the rightful emperor Emperor to the throne.
throne. (Later games reveal that Tharn was [[TheManBehindTheMan in league with]] Mehrunes Dagon, see below.)
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'', you initially start off investigating the haunting of the eponymous city by the ghost of a former king as a favor to the emperor. Emperor. Naturally, this escalates until you are retrieving the key to an [[LostSuperweapon ancient superweapon superweapon]] and must decide which of several parties to give it to. One of the MultipleEndings has you activate yourself, with cataclysmic results.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', you initially start off as an agent of the Empire investigating local superstitions. Naturally, this escalates until you are stepping up to face the BigBad PhysicalGod Dagoth Ur, who is using the power of [[CosmicKeystone the heart heart]] of the [[GodIsDead dead creator god god]] to spread disease a MysticalPlague and, eventually, will use the power of said heart to power activate a copy of the superweapon mentioned above.
above, with the goal of TakingOverTheWorld. (And, according to some deeper lore, also [[EldritchAbomination imprinting his twisted and broken mind on reality itself]].)
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' plays it completely straight, with the entire world of Nirn being threatened by the encroachment ApocalypseCult and LegionsOfHell of Mehrunes Dagon's plane Dagon, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of Oblivion.
[[DestroyerDeity Destruction]], whose chief desire is [[OmnicidalManiac utterly destroy Nirn]].
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' again plays it straight with return of the dragon Alduin, the BeastOfTheApocalypse in [[HornyVikings Nordic]] tradition, who prophesied to bring about "eat" the end of current world in order to make room for the world.next one. Naturally, you must stop him in order to save all of existence.
** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline'', an {{MMORPG}} prequel to the main series, the world is threatened by Molag Bal, the Daedric Prince of [[TheCorrupter Corruption and Domination]], and one of the closest beings to a true GodOfEvil in the series. He's attempting to perform a "Planemeld", merging his [[EldritchLocation Oblivion realm]] of [[BloodyBowelsOfHell Coldharbour]] with Mundus, the mortal plane. Naturally, you must prevent this.
8th Oct '17 8:46:40 PM MasterN
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': In a rare example, [[spoiler: this is the ''[[BigBad Big Bad's]]'' ultimate plan: [[WellIntentionedExtremist convert humanity's despair into energy to save the universe from heat death.]]]]

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': In [[MentorMascot Kyubey’s]] goal is to recruit [[MagicalGirl magical girls]] to fight [[TheDreaded Walpurgisnacht]] and her coven of [[EldritchAbomination witches]], who threaten to destroy the planet. Kyubey also plans to use thier energy to save the universe from heat death. However, what makes this a rare example, unique example is that [[spoiler: this Kyubey is the ''[[BigBad Big Bad's]]'' ''BigBad'' who [[ManBehindTheMan created the witches:]] it’s ultimate plan: plan is to [[WellIntentionedExtremist convert humanity's despair into energy to save keep the universe from heat death.running.]]]]
18th Sep '17 11:34:45 PM MasterN
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': In a rare example, [[spoiler: this is the ''[[BigBad Big Bad's]]'' ultimate plan: [[WellIntentionedExtremist convert humanity's despair into energy to save the universe from heat death.]]]]
16th Sep '17 5:41:50 PM nombretomado
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* Fry saved the earth from giant brains in ''Series/{{Futurama}}''.



* In ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'', Fry and the rest of the Planet Express crew have saved the world (and sometimes the universe) more times then they can count.

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* In ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'', Fry and the rest of the Planet Express crew have saved the world (and sometimes the universe) more times then they can count. At one point, Fry saved the earth from giant brains.
24th Aug '17 1:07:56 PM CosmicFerret
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* Season 4 of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' and Season 2 of ''Series/{{The Flash}}'' involve saving the earth.

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* Season 4 of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' and Season 2 of ''Series/{{The Flash}}'' ''Series/TheFlash2014'' involve saving the earth.
20th May '17 11:57:19 AM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/UltimaIV'' averts this entirely, as there is no threat to the world whatsoever. ''VideoGame/UltimaVIII'' kind of subverts it, as you wind up doing a great deal of damage to one world in order to have the opportunity to try to save another. The rest of the main ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}s'' play this trope to varying degrees of straight.

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* ''VideoGame/UltimaIV'' averts this entirely, as there is no threat to the world whatsoever. ''VideoGame/UltimaVIII'' kind of subverts it, as you wind up doing a great deal of damage to one world in order to have the opportunity to try to save another. The rest of the main ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}s'' ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}s'' play this trope to varying degrees of straight.
5th May '17 2:41:53 AM Cryoclaste
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* Most of the ''{{Pokemon}}'' films. And in the ''Diamond'', ''Pearl'', and ''Platnium'' games, replace "the world" with "all existence".

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* Most of the ''{{Pokemon}}'' ''Film/{{Pokemon}}'' films. And in the ''Diamond'', ''Pearl'', and ''Platnium'' games, replace "the world" with "all existence".
11th Apr '17 6:54:22 AM SteveMB
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Most of the time, this is the result of TheCall, or occasionally may be someone who JumpedAtTheCall and is just trying to be able to do this. Note, this doesn't always ''happen'' and it's entirely possible for [[TheBadGuyWins the bad guy to win]] and the Earth to be destroyed. Sometimes, the villain will actually help with this goal, [[EvilVersusOblivion as what's the point in taking over a pile of rubble after all]]? (Especially if it's NotMeThisTime.)

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Most of the time, this is the result of TheCall, or occasionally may be someone who JumpedAtTheCall and is just trying to be able to do this. Note, this doesn't always ''happen'' and it's entirely possible for [[TheBadGuyWins the bad guy to win]] and the Earth to be destroyed. Sometimes, [[EnemyMine the villain will actually help with this goal, goal]], [[EvilVersusOblivion as what's the point in taking over a pile of rubble after all]]? (Especially if it's NotMeThisTime.)



* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': Stated right at the beginning of the BraggingThemeTune: "I'm your basic average girl, and I'm here to save the world"

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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': Stated right at the beginning of the BraggingThemeTune: "I'm your basic average girl, and I'm here to save the world"world".
6th Apr '17 7:38:35 PM nombretomado
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* One of the (many) notable aspects of ''PlanescapeTorment'' was that the plot had nothing to do with saving ''anything'', be it city, world, plane etc. Rather, your main quest involved an amnesiac immortal trying to figure out who he is, who took his mortality, and eventually ''die''.

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* One of the (many) notable aspects of ''PlanescapeTorment'' ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' was that the plot had nothing to do with saving ''anything'', be it city, world, plane etc. Rather, your main quest involved an amnesiac immortal trying to figure out who he is, who took his mortality, and eventually ''die''.
11th Mar '17 6:37:19 PM 64SuperNintendo
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