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10th Feb '18 9:56:34 AM Xtifr
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* ''The Monitors'' by Creator/KeithLaumer is a humorous inversion. The invading aliens are actually ''extremely'' benevolent--if paternalistic--and are here to end wars and raise up mankind. They can and do provide free food, education, housing, healthcare, counseling, etc., using their SufficientlyAdvancedTechnology. Nevertheless, a whole lot of people (often inspired by [[LampshadeHanging pulp science fiction]]) immediately treat it as a Vichy Earth scenario, and start forming LaResistance.

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* ''The Monitors'' by Creator/KeithLaumer is a humorous inversion. The invading aliens are actually ''extremely'' benevolent--if {{benevolent|AlienInvasion}}--if paternalistic--and are here to end wars and raise up mankind. They can and do provide free food, education, housing, healthcare, counseling, etc., using their SufficientlyAdvancedTechnology. Nevertheless, a whole lot of people (often inspired by [[LampshadeHanging pulp science fiction]]) immediately treat it as a Vichy Earth scenario, and start forming LaResistance.
10th Feb '18 9:54:21 AM Xtifr
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* This has happened in ''Literature/NovelsOfTheJaran''.

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* ''The Monitors'' by Creator/KeithLaumer is a humorous inversion. The invading aliens are actually ''extremely'' benevolent--if paternalistic--and are here to end wars and raise up mankind. They can and do provide free food, education, housing, healthcare, counseling, etc., using their SufficientlyAdvancedTechnology. Nevertheless, a whole lot of people (often inspired by [[LampshadeHanging pulp science fiction]]) immediately treat it as a Vichy Earth scenario, and start forming LaResistance.
7th Jan '18 4:01:44 PM nombretomado
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* The plot of KenichiSonoda's ''Manga/CannonGodExaxxion'' revolves around this. The aliens make a point of frequently mentioning how they're NotSoDifferent from what humans have been doing to each other throughout history & how they're a great deal more civil about it than most human empires have been (although their speeches to the public usually skirt the issue of their [[HumanResources "Processing Plants"]]).

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* The plot of KenichiSonoda's Creator/KenichiSonoda's ''Manga/CannonGodExaxxion'' revolves around this. The aliens make a point of frequently mentioning how they're NotSoDifferent from what humans have been doing to each other throughout history & how they're a great deal more civil about it than most human empires have been (although their speeches to the public usually skirt the issue of their [[HumanResources "Processing Plants"]]).
8th Dec '17 4:05:06 PM Jake
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* ''VideoGame/XCOM2'' is set in an AlternateTimeline that assumes you got curb-stomped while playing ''Enemy Unknown'', and takes place twenty years after that conflict. XCOM was quickly overwhelmed, leading Earth's governments to surrender to the aliens, who established the ADVENT Administration to rule the planet. ADVENT has rebuilt Earth's major cities into shining, futuristic metropolises, and their gene therapy clinics have eradicated disease. But these cities are {{Gilded Cage}}s full of security checkpoints and HalfHumanHybrid soldiers that ruthlessly quash protests and make dissidents disappear, and not all of the people who visit the gene therapy clinics come out of them. [[PerspectiveReversal Now XCOM is the group fighting from the shadows,]] operating out of [[AirborneAircraftCarrier a mobile base,]] launching ambushes on ADVENT patrols, working to undermine the alien regime and scrounge up the resources to liberate the planet.

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* ''VideoGame/XCOM2'' is set in an AlternateTimeline that assumes you got curb-stomped while playing ''Enemy Unknown'', Unknown'' ([[NintendoHard which you probably did on your first playthrough]]), and takes place twenty years after that conflict. XCOM was quickly overwhelmed, leading Earth's governments to surrender to the aliens, who established the ADVENT Administration to rule the planet. ADVENT has rebuilt Earth's major cities into shining, futuristic metropolises, and their gene therapy clinics have eradicated disease. But these cities are {{Gilded Cage}}s full of security checkpoints and HalfHumanHybrid soldiers that ruthlessly quash protests and make dissidents disappear, and not all of the people who visit the gene therapy clinics come out of them. [[PerspectiveReversal Now XCOM is the group fighting from the shadows,]] operating out of [[AirborneAircraftCarrier a mobile base,]] launching ambushes on ADVENT patrols, working to undermine the alien regime and scrounge up the resources to liberate the planet.
7th Dec '17 4:08:02 PM Psychadelico
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Somewhere between the [[WeComeInPeaceShootToKill friendly aliens and the aliens who want to wipe us out completely]], there's a group whose intentions are definitely hostile, but not genocidal. They land on UsefulNotes/{{Earth}}, knock down our pathetic defenses, and decide [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans things would be better]] if they ran our lives for us. Maybe they need slaves, maybe they think we don't know how to govern ourselves, maybe they're setting the stage for a [[KillAllHumans far more worrisome]] [[ToServeMan and sometimes tasty (tasty for them, that is) plan]].

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Somewhere between the [[WeComeInPeaceShootToKill friendly aliens and the aliens who want to wipe us out completely]], there's a group whose intentions are definitely hostile, but not (immediately) genocidal. They land on UsefulNotes/{{Earth}}, knock down our pathetic defenses, and decide [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans things would be better]] if they ran our lives for us. Maybe they need slaves, maybe they think we don't know how to govern ourselves, maybe they're setting the stage for a [[KillAllHumans far more worrisome]] [[ToServeMan and sometimes tasty (tasty for them, that is) plan]].
24th Nov '17 10:26:25 AM nombretomado
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The name is inspired by the French State (established after the fall of France's Third Republic) during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. In 1940 French National Assembly voted extraordinary power to Marshall Philippe Pétain, the hero of Verdun, who agreed to armistices with UsefulNotes/NaziGermany and FascistItaly and became chief of the newly formed 'French State' which succeeded the Third Republic. Initially northern France was occupied by Germany, some parts along the Alps (and later Corsica as well) were occupied by Italy, and southern France remained under direct French control, an area known as 'la Zone libre', "the Free Zone". Pétain made the spa town of Vichy the seat of government and de facto capital and presided over a two-year (1940-42) era of close co-operation with and aid to Germany until Germany assumed direct control over the 'Zone libre' so it could fortify southern France against an allied invasion. Though it called itself the French State, the allies dubbed it "Vichy France" or "The Vichy Régime" and the very name 'Vichy' became something of a byword for pragmatic, if somewhat shamefaced, collaboration with the enemy. French military and political elements that wished to continue the fight against the Axis and resist its new French client took the form of LaResistance, "Free France/Fighting France".

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The name is inspired by the French State (established after the fall of France's Third Republic) during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. In 1940 French National Assembly voted extraordinary power to Marshall Philippe Pétain, the hero of Verdun, who agreed to armistices with UsefulNotes/NaziGermany and FascistItaly UsefulNotes/FascistItaly and became chief of the newly formed 'French State' which succeeded the Third Republic. Initially northern France was occupied by Germany, some parts along the Alps (and later Corsica as well) were occupied by Italy, and southern France remained under direct French control, an area known as 'la Zone libre', "the Free Zone". Pétain made the spa town of Vichy the seat of government and de facto capital and presided over a two-year (1940-42) era of close co-operation with and aid to Germany until Germany assumed direct control over the 'Zone libre' so it could fortify southern France against an allied invasion. Though it called itself the French State, the allies dubbed it "Vichy France" or "The Vichy Régime" and the very name 'Vichy' became something of a byword for pragmatic, if somewhat shamefaced, collaboration with the enemy. French military and political elements that wished to continue the fight against the Axis and resist its new French client took the form of LaResistance, "Free France/Fighting France".
23rd Nov '17 10:55:19 AM Snicka
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** This was in fact an early manifestation of the ZerothLaw (allowing some humans to come to harm/harm themselves for the greater benefit of humanity as a whole) that Asimov would formally develop through R. Giskard in ''Literature/TheRobotsOfDawn''. Byerley is horrified by the implication, of both the AIs being able to overrule the 1st Law by letting these men harm themselves ''and'' by a world run by AIs. But Calvin insists such a development is not unlikely given the nature of the giant AI brains and that a world ruled by such Machines would be a world of peace and an end to the struggles of humanity.

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** This was in fact an early manifestation of the ZerothLaw [[ZerothLawRebellion Zeroth Law]] (allowing some humans to come to harm/harm themselves for the greater benefit of humanity as a whole) that Asimov would formally develop through R. Giskard in ''Literature/TheRobotsOfDawn''. Byerley is horrified by the implication, of both the AIs being able to overrule the 1st Law by letting these men harm themselves ''and'' by a world run by AIs. But Calvin insists such a development is not unlikely given the nature of the giant AI brains and that a world ruled by such Machines would be a world of peace and an end to the struggles of humanity.
20th Oct '17 12:35:01 AM PaulA
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* Again, not Earth, but in the ''[[Literature/KnownSpace Man/Kzin Wars]]'' series, the planet Wunderland is conquered and enslaved by the Kzin.

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* Again, not Earth, but in the ''[[Literature/KnownSpace Man/Kzin Wars]]'' ''Literature/ManKzinWars'' series, the planet Wunderland is conquered and enslaved by the Kzin.
14th Sep '17 2:29:53 PM Tacitus
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* ''VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense'' develops into this. As the game progresses, more and more nations will be taken over by alien infiltrators and stop funding X-Com. Should X-Com be disbanded, all of the Earth's governments will become LesCollaborateurs for a brief period, [[spoiler:then the aliens will invade openly and enslave humanity]].
** There's also [[TheQuisling EXALT]] in ''[[VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown Enemy Within]]''. While not openly allied with the aliens, they hold a number of transhumanist ideals and agree with the alien's plan to conquer and guide humanity. While XCOM and the national militaries are resisting and fighting against the aliens, EXALT will actively undermine their ability to do so through covert ops.
** ''[[VideoGame/{{XCOM2}} XCOM 2]]'' begins with this trope, taking place in an AlternateTimeline which assumes that XCOM was unsuccessful in repelling the alien assault, and the world governments surrendered, with the Earth now being ruled by the alien led Advent Administration. The Advent claims to be helping Earth by building shining futuristic cities and providing a number of alien technologies that improve human lives, but they also maintain a police state and make dissidents disappear. What's left of XCOM has gone underground, operating out of a flying MobileBase, and trying to undermine the Advent's control over Earth. LesCollaborateurs are now legitimate (and well-armed) enemies alongside the aliens, whereas XCOM soldiers are frequently forced to operate stealthily, since the organization now lacks global funding.

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* This is how you lose a game of ''VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense'' develops into this. or its revival, ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown''. As the game progresses, more campaign progresses and more nations will be taken over by alien infiltrators put pressure on Earth's governments, or panic spreads if you're unable to thwart alien terror attacks, nations will drop out of the XCOM Project and stop sign secret nonaggression pacts with the alien invaders, denying you both funding X-Com. Should X-Com be and places to engage and salvage [=UFOs.=] If half of these nations give up, XCOM is disbanded, all of the and Earth's governments will try to become LesCollaborateurs for a brief period, [[spoiler:then the aliens will invade openly and enslave humanity]].
** There's also [[TheQuisling EXALT]]
in ''[[VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown Enemy Within]]''. While not openly allied with the aliens, they hold a number of transhumanist ideals and agree with the alien's plan futile bid to conquer and guide humanity. While XCOM and the national militaries are resisting and fighting against the aliens, EXALT will actively undermine their ability to do so through covert ops.
** ''[[VideoGame/{{XCOM2}} XCOM 2]]'' begins with this trope, taking place
avoid humanity's subjugation.
* ''VideoGame/XCOM2'' is set
in an AlternateTimeline which that assumes you got curb-stomped while playing ''Enemy Unknown'', and takes place twenty years after that conflict. XCOM was unsuccessful in repelling the alien assault, and the world quickly overwhelmed, leading Earth's governments surrendered, with to surrender to the Earth now being ruled by aliens, who established the alien led Advent Administration. The Advent claims ADVENT Administration to be helping Earth by building shining rule the planet. ADVENT has rebuilt Earth's major cities into shining, futuristic metropolises, and their gene therapy clinics have eradicated disease. But these cities are {{Gilded Cage}}s full of security checkpoints and providing a number of alien technologies HalfHumanHybrid soldiers that improve human lives, but they also maintain a police state ruthlessly quash protests and make dissidents disappear. What's left disappear, and not all of the people who visit the gene therapy clinics come out of them. [[PerspectiveReversal Now XCOM has gone underground, is the group fighting from the shadows,]] operating out of [[AirborneAircraftCarrier a flying MobileBase, and trying mobile base,]] launching ambushes on ADVENT patrols, working to undermine the Advent's control over Earth. LesCollaborateurs are now legitimate (and well-armed) enemies alongside alien regime and scrounge up the aliens, whereas XCOM soldiers are frequently forced resources to operate stealthily, since liberate the organization now lacks global funding.planet.



* In {{VideoGame/Strife}}, a meteor strike and consequent virus has caused the rise of a fanatical Order, who rule Earth and who obey a mysterious creature called The Entity.

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* In {{VideoGame/Strife}}, ''{{VideoGame/Strife}}'', a meteor strike and consequent virus has caused the rise of a fanatical Order, who rule Earth and who obey a mysterious creature called The Entity.
10th Aug '17 1:13:31 PM xcountryguy
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* This is what takes places in ''Anime/BlueCometSPTLayzner'''s second half. [[spoiler: Long story short: Eiji and company fail to get anyone to listen to them, and Earth is conquered by the Gradosians. Throughout the Ru Kain 1999 arc, they brutally occupy the planet, complete with [[TheQuisling "collaborators"]] [[LesCollaborateurs who sell out their race for privileges]]. (Though there's at least one FakeDefector in the last group.)]]

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* This is what takes places in ''Anime/BlueCometSPTLayzner'''s second half. [[spoiler: Long [[spoiler:Long story short: Eiji and company fail to get anyone to listen to them, and Earth is conquered by the Gradosians. Throughout the Ru Kain 1999 arc, they brutally occupy the planet, complete with [[TheQuisling "collaborators"]] [[LesCollaborateurs who sell out their race for privileges]]. (Though there's at least one FakeDefector in the last group.)]]



*** Ironically, [[spoiler: if you manage to ally with the Spathi, they study Earth's slave shield and intentionally duplicate it on their own world.]] The Spathi really only want to be safe.

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*** Ironically, [[spoiler: if [[spoiler:if you manage to ally with the Spathi, they study Earth's slave shield and intentionally duplicate it on their own world.]] The Spathi really only want to be safe.



* ''VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense'' develops into this. As the game progresses, more and more nations will be taken over by alien infiltrators and stop funding X-Com. Should X-Com be disbanded, all of the Earth's governments will become LesCollaborateurs for a brief period, [[spoiler: then the aliens will invade openly and enslave humanity]].

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* ''VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense'' develops into this. As the game progresses, more and more nations will be taken over by alien infiltrators and stop funding X-Com. Should X-Com be disbanded, all of the Earth's governments will become LesCollaborateurs for a brief period, [[spoiler: then [[spoiler:then the aliens will invade openly and enslave humanity]].



** [[spoiler: It's actually a bit of a reference to ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' because they do after all want to destroy Earth to make way for a Hyperspace Bypass]].

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** [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's actually a bit of a reference to ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' because they do after all want to destroy Earth to make way for a Hyperspace Bypass]].
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