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28th Jun '16 6:53:03 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' one may encounter nomads who peacefully wander through space. Once contact is established they can put you into contact with other empires they encounter.
24th Jun '16 2:39:36 PM CaptainSkywalker
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** Though it's revealed in ''Film/IndependeceDayResurgence'' that the Aliens do in fact have a home planet this is actually where the distress signal is broadcast to, to summon the Alien Queen and more forces

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** Though it's revealed in ''Film/IndependeceDayResurgence'' ''Film/IndependenceDayResurgence'' that the Aliens do in fact have a home planet this is actually where the distress signal is broadcast to, to summon the Alien Queen and more forces
24th Jun '16 2:38:35 PM CaptainSkywalker
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** Though it's revealed in ''Film/IndependeceDayResurgence'' that the Aliens do in fact have a home planet this is actually where the distress signal is broadcast to, to summon the Alien Queen and more forces
26th May '16 11:11:31 AM vexusdylandasecond
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* The Luminoth from ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'' are mentioned in their lore to have been this for a long time before settling down on Aether.

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* The Luminoth from ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'' are mentioned in their lore to have been this for a long time before settling down on Aether.Aether.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'': The titular Wander goes from planet to planet helping those in need, and has no known home or planet to call his own. He typically spends the night on whatever planet he is on, or even in [[BigBad Lord Hater's]] ship sometimes.
21st Jan '16 8:16:17 PM Theriocephalus
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* Craftworld Eldar from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' became this after the core worlds of their empire were destroyed by a huge cataclysm (the hedonism of the Eldar gave birth to a new Chaos God called Slaanesh who likes to eat Eldar souls), but not the Dark Eldar who live in the city of Commoragh in a the [[SubspaceOrHyperspace Webway]], or the Eldar Exodites who have re-colonised new planets.
** The Demiurg also, who are [[{{Expy}} expies]] of the Bentusi.

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* Craftworld Eldar from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has numerous examples.
** Craftworld Eldar
became this after the core worlds of their empire were destroyed by a huge cataclysm (the hedonism of the Eldar gave birth to a new Chaos God called Slaanesh who likes to eat Eldar souls), but not the Dark Eldar who live in the city of Commoragh in a the [[SubspaceOrHyperspace Webway]], or the Eldar Exodites who have re-colonised new planets.
** The Tau-allied Demiurg also, who are [[{{Expy}} expies]] of the [[VideoGame/{{Homeworld}} Bentusi.]] They're not even thought to ''have'' a homeworld, and the vast majority of their species lives on gigantic spaceships, seeking out [[AsteroidMiners asteroids to mine]]. [[DownplayedTrope That said, they do colonize worlds on occasion, if the mining is particularly good.]]
** The Nicassar, another Tau subject species, are this as well, by virtue of being insatiable explorers and obsessed with traveling.
15th Dec '15 12:38:35 PM Saber15
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* In the ''Literature/ZonesOfThought'' novel, ''A Deepness in the Sky'', the Qeng Ho traders are a loose collective of interstellar traders that travel via slower-than-light RamScoop-powered {{Sleeper Starship}}s. The Qeng Ho hold that if they start to use the [[TwoOfYourEarthMinutes local time system]] (days/months/years) instead of their UNIX-time based system ([[TheMetricSystemIsHereToStay seconds, kiloseconds megaseconds, etc]]), they've been in the system for too long.
14th Dec '15 10:40:41 AM Theriocephalus
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In real life, there are whole groups of "Sea Gypsies" such as the Bajau people, and so this trope can fit well if {{Space is an Ocean}}. The Space Nomads may be all that's left of the {{Precursors}}, in which case it's likely they suffered some sort of {{Gotterdammerung}} but obviously weren't fully wiped out. Space Nomads commonly appear in {{Space Opera}}s. The Space Nomads may be running away from something, trying to reach their homeland or even a new home, - so they need not intend to be nomadic forever, but they are still a whole group of people on a very long journey.

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In real life, there are whole groups of "Sea Gypsies" such as the Bajau people, and so this trope can fit well if {{Space is an Ocean}}. The Space Nomads may be all that's left of the {{Precursors}}, in which case it's likely they suffered some sort of {{Gotterdammerung}} but obviously weren't fully wiped out. Space Nomads commonly appear in {{Space Opera}}s. The Space Nomads may be running away from something, trying to reach their homeland or even a new home, - so they need not intend to be nomadic forever, but they are still a whole group of people on a very long journey.
6th Dec '15 10:21:51 PM Theriocephalus
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* Craftworld Eldar from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' became this after the core worlds of their empire were destroyed by a huge cataclysm (the hedonism of the Eldar gave birth to a new Chaos God called Slaanesh who likes to eat Eldar souls), but not the Dark Eldar who live in a city called Commoragh in a the hyperspace of the webway, or the Eldar Exodites who have re-colonised new planets.

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* Craftworld Eldar from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' became this after the core worlds of their empire were destroyed by a huge cataclysm (the hedonism of the Eldar gave birth to a new Chaos God called Slaanesh who likes to eat Eldar souls), but not the Dark Eldar who live in a the city called of Commoragh in a the hyperspace of the webway, [[SubspaceOrHyperspace Webway]], or the Eldar Exodites who have re-colonised new planets.



** Orks only stay on a planet long enough to crush all opposition, steal the weapons, enslave the remaining population, and build themselves new spaceships so they can repeat the process. The only reason they haven't conquered the galaxy is because they enjoy fighting each other as much as they do other species.

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** Orks only stay on a planet long enough to crush all opposition, steal the weapons, enslave the remaining population, and build themselves new spaceships so they can repeat the process. The only reason they haven't conquered the galaxy is because they enjoy fighting each other as much as they do other species.



* The Vasari from ''VideoGame/{{Sins of a Solar Empire}}'' who only briefly take over planets to strip them of resources before leaving again. If you play as the Vasari Loyalists this is even reflected in the game mechanics where you can move all your planet based facilities such as resource gathering, research and ship-building onto your capital ships and become a fully mobile force.

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* The Vasari from ''VideoGame/{{Sins of a Solar Empire}}'' who only briefly take over planets to strip them of resources before leaving again. If you play as the Vasari Loyalists this is even reflected in the game mechanics where you can move all your planet based planet-based facilities such as resource gathering, research and ship-building onto your capital ships and become a fully mobile force.
6th Dec '15 10:17:55 PM Theriocephalus
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* The aliens from ''Film/IndependenceDay'' are like sentient space locusts.

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* The aliens from ''Film/IndependenceDay'' are like sentient space locusts.
locusts, moving from world to world.



* The eponymous ship in the ''Literature/GreatShip'' universe is a [[PlanetSpaceship Jupiter sized starship]] housing billions of transhuman beings that paid for their way onto the StarshipLuxurious; either for only a short duration or a circuit around the Milky Way, or for a much larger price, permanent residence. While the majority of the residents have planetary holdings, one race lost control of their own system and have a large community on the Greatship. The Remoras, a HumanSubspecies residing on the ships outer hull, rarely enter the ship proper and spend their entire lives on the hull or in the space immediately around it.

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* The eponymous ship in the ''Literature/GreatShip'' universe is a [[PlanetSpaceship Jupiter sized Jupiter-sized starship]] housing billions of transhuman beings that paid for their way onto the StarshipLuxurious; either for only a short duration or duration, a circuit around the Milky Way, or or, for a much larger price, permanent residence. While the majority of the residents have planetary holdings, one race lost control of their own system and have a large community on the Greatship. Great Ship. The Remoras, a HumanSubspecies residing on the ships ship's outer hull, rarely enter the ship proper and spend their entire lives on the hull or in the space immediately around it.
4th Sep '15 11:15:31 AM CorporalPie
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* The Free Traders in ''CitizenOfTheGalaxy'' by RobertAHeinlein are a ProudMerchantRace who spend their entire lives hopping between planets buying and selling.
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