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* There is at least one scientific study that implies that most animals are actually happier in good zoos and captivity, assuming all their needs are met. Wild animals have consistently been found to have higher levels of stress hormones, and being that life in the wild is a constant fight for survival where animals are subject to disease, malnutrition, predators, parasites, fights with others of the same species, and receive no medical treatment when injured, etc, it makes sense. Animals in zoo that follow a good standard of care generally consistently live longer. There are plenty of bad zoos, however, where the animals are unhappy.

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* There is at least one scientific study that implies that most animals are actually happier in good zoos and captivity, assuming all their needs are met. Wild animals have consistently been found to have higher levels of stress hormones, and being that life in the wild is a constant fight for survival where animals are subject to disease, malnutrition, predators, parasites, fights with others of the same species, and receive no medical treatment when injured, etc, it makes sense. Animals in zoo zoos that follow a good standard of care generally consistently live longer.longer than they would in the wild. There are plenty of bad zoos, however, where the animals are unhappy.

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* There is at least one scientific study that implies that most animals are actually happier in good zoos and captivity, assuming all their needs are met. Wild animals have consistently been found to have higher levels of stress hormones, and being that life in the wild is a constant fight for survival where animals are subject to disease, malnutrition, predators, parasites, fights with others of the same species, and receive no medical treatment when injured, etc, it makes sense. Animals in zoo that follow a good standard of care generally consistently live longer. There are plenty of bad zoos, however, where the animals are unhappy.


This is why AppealToNature is a {{Logical Fallac|ies}}y. Related to the NaiveAnimalLover, who doesn't realize how brutal wildlife can be. Compare this with DeathWorld. Contrast this with GhibliHills, though the tropes are not always incompatible, since nature can be portrayed as beautiful even though it has harsh elements. When you combine the two tropes, you get GreenHillZone. Inversely related to AllNaturalSnakeOil. A supertrope for NatureIsNotAToy.

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This is why AppealToNature is a {{Logical Fallac|ies}}y. Related to the NaiveAnimalLover, who doesn't realize how brutal wildlife can be. Compare this with DeathWorld. Contrast this with GhibliHills, though the tropes are not always incompatible, since nature can be portrayed as beautiful even though it has harsh elements. When you combine the two tropes, you get GreenHillZone. Inversely related to AllNaturalSnakeOil. A supertrope for NatureIsNotAToy.
NatureIsNotAToy. Also see DontGoInTheWoods, where forests in particular are unsafe places for humans to visit.


* In ''Literature/{{Micro}}'': this trope is driven home in many ways including a former scientist getting torn apart by ants.



* In ''Literature/{{Micro}}'': this trope is driven home in many ways including a former scientist getting torn apart by ants.



* Berstuk, the evil god of the forest from Myth/SlavicMythology.
* As a general rule, in 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. [[{{Gotterdammerung}} And in the end they will end up destroying each other.]]
** Scandinavian folklore in general is also rife with this rope; nature is inhabited by FairFolk and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s that ''can'' and ''will'' hurt or kill you if you're not careful and don't treat them with the respect they deserve.


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* As a general rule, in 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. [[{{Gotterdammerung}} And in the end they will end up destroying each other.]]
** Scandinavian folklore in general is also rife with this rope; nature is inhabited by FairFolk and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s that ''can'' and ''will'' hurt or kill you if you're not careful and don't treat them with the respect they deserve.
* Berstuk, the evil god of the forest from Myth/SlavicMythology.


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This is why AppealToNature is a {{Logical Fallac|ies}}y. Related to the NaiveAnimalLover, who doesn't realize how brutal wildlife can be. Compare this with DeathWorld. Contrast this with GhibliHills, though the tropes are not always incompatible, since nature can be portrayed as beautiful even though it has harsh elements. When you combine the two tropes, you get GreenHillZone. Inversely related to AllNaturalSnakeOil.

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This is why AppealToNature is a {{Logical Fallac|ies}}y. Related to the NaiveAnimalLover, who doesn't realize how brutal wildlife can be. Compare this with DeathWorld. Contrast this with GhibliHills, though the tropes are not always incompatible, since nature can be portrayed as beautiful even though it has harsh elements. When you combine the two tropes, you get GreenHillZone. Inversely related to AllNaturalSnakeOil.
AllNaturalSnakeOil. A supertrope for NatureIsNotAToy.



* Creator/WernerHerzog appears to be of this opinion, as can be seen in several of his films. [[Quotes/NatureIsNotNice His ending narration]] to ''Film/GrizzlyMan'' (a documentary about [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Treadwell Timothy Treadwell]], a NaiveAnimalLover who ended up being EatenAlive by a [[BearsAreBadNews grizzly bear]]) perhaps puts it best.
* The book and film ''Film/IntoTheWild'', which chronicles the experiences of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_McCandless Christopher McCandless]], a young and [[WideEyedIdealist idealistic]] college graduate who abandons everything for attempting to live off the Alaskan wilderness. Christopher is slowly run through this trope as his supplies dwindle and it becomes evident that he was very unprepared for his adventure, ending up starving to death alone.
* ''{{Film/Blackfish}}'' seems to make a point to contrast the sugary family-friendly Ride/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.... which, since humans as a rule only capture them for research or aqua parks, it generally is ''for them.'' Orcas being at the top of their FoodChains, though, not so much for every other species. Of course, the whole point of the movie is Humans (at least those who aren't [[WellIntentionedExtremist entirely devoted to the environmental cause]] ) are [[HumansAreMorons moronic]] [[HumansAreBastards bastards]].



* The film ''Film/HoneyIShrunkTheKids'', a scorpion nearly consumes the children who take refuge inside a Lego brick.
* ''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.

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* The ''{{Film/Blackfish}}'' seems to make a point to contrast the sugary family-friendly Ride/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 ''Film/HoneyIShrunkTheKids'', a scorpion nearly consumes also presents the children whale's natural environment as being a relatively harmonious one.... which, since humans as a rule only capture them for research or aqua parks, it generally is ''for them.'' Orcas being at the top of their FoodChains, though, not so much for every other species. Of course, the whole point of the movie is Humans (at least those who take refuge inside a Lego brick.
aren't [[WellIntentionedExtremist entirely devoted to the environmental cause]] ) are [[HumansAreMorons moronic]] [[HumansAreBastards bastards]].
* ''Film/TheGrey'' follows a group For all of plane crash survivors lost its [[SceneryPorn peerless beauty]], Nature is presented more of some kind hostile wasteland than a land of wonder in ''Film/TheRevenant''. From vicious animals, the rampaging Native American tribes, deceitful and murderous Frenchmen to blisteringly cold and harsh environments, the North American Frontier is unflinchingly cruel to protagonist Hugh Glass and many other of its characters. As one of the [[WebAnimation/{{Spill}} Double Toasted]] guys put it, "even the grass looks miserable!". Admittedly a lot of it is because of man's cruelties towards man, but even if we ignore these parts the rest more than cover up for the savagery inherent 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.wilderness.



* ''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.
* The film ''Film/HoneyIShrunkTheKids'', a scorpion nearly consumes the children who take refuge inside a Lego brick.
* The book and film ''Film/IntoTheWild'', which chronicles the experiences of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_McCandless Christopher McCandless]], a young and [[WideEyedIdealist idealistic]] college graduate who abandons everything for attempting to live off the Alaskan wilderness. Christopher is slowly run through this trope as his supplies dwindle and it becomes evident that he was very unprepared for his adventure, ending up starving to death alone.
* In ''Film/{{Numb}}'', the journey to the gold coins is suggested to be a trek of a few hours. Between the snow and natural wilderness obstacles, it takes a day and a half just to reach the cache, and three of the protagonists perish.
* Creator/WernerHerzog appears to be of this opinion, as can be seen in several of his films. [[Quotes/NatureIsNotNice His ending narration]] to ''Film/GrizzlyMan'' (a documentary about [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Treadwell Timothy Treadwell]], a NaiveAnimalLover who ended up being EatenAlive by a [[BearsAreBadNews grizzly bear]]) perhaps puts it best.



* For all of its [[SceneryPorn peerless beauty]], Nature is presented more of some kind hostile wasteland than a land of wonder in ''Film/TheRevenant''. From vicious animals, the rampaging Native American tribes, deceitful and murderous Frenchmen to blisteringly cold and harsh environments, the North American Frontier is unflinchingly cruel to protagonist Hugh Glass and many other of its characters. As one of the [[WebAnimation/{{Spill}} Double Toasted]] guys put it, "even the grass looks miserable!". Admittedly a lot of it is because of man's cruelties towards man, but even if we ignore these parts the rest more than cover up for the savagery inherent in the wilderness.
* In ''Film/{{Numb}}'', the journey to the gold coins is suggested to be a trek of a few hours. Between the snow and natural wilderness obstacles, it takes a day and a half just to reach the cache, and three of the protagonists perish.



* ''Series/HistoryBites'': The episode "Neolithic Park," which focuses on the invention of agriculture, shows that Rick Green believes in this trope, and he tries to prove it [[ArtisticLicenseHistory by claiming that most early humans died by the age of thirty]].



* ''Series/HistoryBites'': The episode "Neolithic Park," which focuses on the invention of agriculture, shows that Rick Green believes in this trope, and he tries to prove it [[ArtisticLicenseHistory by claiming that most early humans died by the age of thirty]].



* In some ways, this is the heart of early gameplay in ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}''. There is no real enemy or driving plot; it's just your struggle to survive in a hostile wilderness where the wild animals happen to be monsters.

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* In some ways, this ''VideoGame/DawnOfTheDragons'':
** The page image comes from the raid "Corrupted Wilds" which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
** At one point during the story campaign [[TheHero The Dragon Rider]] ventures into the [[DontGoInTheWoods forbidden forest]] of Ryndor during a [[TheLegionsOfHell demonic invasion]] encounter a [[HydraProblem hydra]] that must be slain to progress.
* This
is the heart primary challenge of early ''VideoGame/DontStarve'', being a survival game. Sickness and dehydration aren't incorporated into gameplay in ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}''. There and the crafting system is no real enemy or driving plot; it's just your struggle fairly generous, but the player character has to survive feed themself and avoid freezing to death, burning to death in a hostile wilderness where the forest fire, electrocution from a lightning strike, or being killed by any number of wild animals happen that are either hostile to be monsters.players who get too close or unwilling to roll over and die when a player attacks them. However, [[EverythingTryingToKillYou there are also a number of monsters specifically out to get the player character]], such as the packs of ferocious wild dogs that appear out of nowhere periodically, the entity who attacks you if and only if [[DarknessEqualsDeath you're caught in complete darkness]], and the shadow creatures who attack when your SanityMeter gets too low. The expansion packs add even more ways to die, such as poison, heatstroke, a giant bear who wants to eat your food stockpile, and falling rocks.



* In some ways, this is the heart of early gameplay in ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}''. There is no real enemy or driving plot; it's just your struggle to survive in a hostile wilderness where the wild animals happen to be monsters.



* ''VideoGame/{{Rift}}'': Pretty much the defining trait of the Life-elemental Rifts, where the plane within contains killer plants and creatures in a dog-eat-dog world of predation.



* ''VideoGame/{{Rift}}'': Pretty much the defining trait of the Life-elemental Rifts, where the plane within contains killer plants and creatures in a dog-eat-dog world of predation.
* This is the primary challenge of ''VideoGame/DontStarve'', being a survival game. Sickness and dehydration aren't incorporated into gameplay and the crafting system is fairly generous, but the player character has to feed themself and avoid freezing to death, burning to death in a forest fire, electrocution from a lightning strike, or being killed by any number of wild animals that are either hostile to players who get too close or unwilling to roll over and die when a player attacks them. However, [[EverythingTryingToKillYou there are also a number of monsters specifically out to get the player character]], such as the packs of ferocious wild dogs that appear out of nowhere periodically, the entity who attacks you if and only if [[DarknessEqualsDeath you're caught in complete darkness]], and the shadow creatures who attack when your SanityMeter gets too low. The expansion packs add even more ways to die, such as poison, heatstroke, a giant bear who wants to eat your food stockpile, and falling rocks.



* ''VideoGame/DawnOfTheDragons'':
** The page image comes from the raid "Corrupted Wilds" which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
** At one point during the story campaign [[TheHero The Dragon Rider]] ventures into the [[DontGoInTheWoods forbidden forest]] of Ryndor during a [[TheLegionsOfHell demonic invasion]] encounter a [[HydraProblem hydra]] that must be slain to progress.



* Frequently played for laughs in ''Webcomic/SandraAndWoo'', mainly centered around the realities of carnivorism. Woo and Shadow have sometimes threatened to eat Sid the squirrel, even though they're normally friends, and Shadow had even shared a chunk of his childhood with Sid. Or an Eagle captures Woo to eat him, only to watch Woo eat its eggs. Or most recently, the carnivore animals claim to have been inspired by ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' to act nice to the herbivores, but it turns out to be a trick to attack and eat the herbivores now that their defenses are down.



* Frequently played for laughs in ''Webcomic/SandraAndWoo'', mainly centered around the realities of carnivorism. Woo and Shadow have sometimes threatened to eat Sid the squirrel, even though they're normally friends, and Shadow had even shared a chunk of his childhood with Sid. Or an Eagle captures Woo to eat him, only to watch Woo eat its eggs. Or most recently, the carnivore animals claim to have been inspired by ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' to act nice to the herbivores, but it turns out to be a trick to attack and eat the herbivores now that their defenses are down.


* One ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureau'' story deconstructs the Ponies belief that they're InHarmonyWithNature when their attempts to spread magic to Earth turn it into a GeniusLoci. Turns out the planet views human industry and the subsequent climate change and natural disasters as a [[TheSocialDarwinist survival of the fittest contest between humans and itself]] and views it a lot more positively than Ponykinds use of magic to control the weather which to it is essentially slavery.
* In ''Fanfic/EquestriaDivided'' this is House Everfrees hat.



* In ''Fanfic/EquestriaDivided'' this is House Everfrees hat.
* One ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureau'' story deconstructs the Ponies belief that they're InHarmonyWithNature when their attempts to spread magic to Earth turn it into a GeniusLoci. Turns out the planet views human industry and the subsequent climate change and natural disasters as a [[TheSocialDarwinist survival of the fittest contest between humans and itself]] and views it a lot more positively than Ponykinds use of magic to control the weather which to it is essentially slavery.



* In ''Literature/TheGirlWhoLovedTomGordon'', the only real enemy the protagonist faces is the cruelty of nature. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Or it could be an evil forest spirit]].
* ''Literature/ToBuildAFire'' is a particularly poignant Creator/JackLondon [[http://www.jacklondons.net/buildafire.html short story about a man desperately seeking to make the eponymous fire in subzero weather]]. [[spoiler:He fails]].
* ''Literature/BriansSaga'' 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.
* ''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.



* In ''Literature/{{Micro}}'': this trope is driven home in many ways including a former scientist getting torn apart by ants.
* ''Literature/RainbowSix'': The Horizon Executive plans to wipe out humanity with a virus, so he and a selected few would be left to inherit the Earth. When Rainbow Six tracks them down in South America and destroys their compound, they are left in the jungle without clothes or tools. According to the epilogue they didn't last long, which goes to show that nature doesn't care if you have its "best interest" in mind when choosing who survives or dies.

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* In ''Literature/{{Micro}}'': this trope ''Literature/BriansSaga'' by Gary Paulsen. Nature is driven home in many ways including a former scientist getting torn apart by ants.
* ''Literature/RainbowSix'': The Horizon Executive plans to wipe out humanity with a virus, so he and a selected few would be left to inherit
the Earth. When Rainbow Six tracks them down in South America and destroys their compound, they are left antagonist here as the protagonist has only the titular hatchet to avoid dying in the jungle without clothes or tools. According to the epilogue they didn't last long, which goes to show that nature doesn't care if you have its "best interest" in mind when choosing who survives or dies.Canadian wilderness after an airplane crash.



* This trope is a central theme of ''Literature/StateOfFear''.
** Best summed up when the team is captured by a native tribe. An actor companion (who pushes how "civilization" is ruining the pristine world") thinks they'll be okay as this is a group of NobleSavage types who are smarter than they seem. Main character Kenner sets him straight.
-->'''Kenner''': You think civilization is some horrible, polluting human invention that separates us from the state of nature. But civilization doesn't separate us from nature, Ted. Civilization ''protects'' us from nature. Because what you see right now, all around you, ''this'' is nature.



* In ''Literature/TheGirlWhoLovedTomGordon'', the only real enemy the protagonist faces is the cruelty of nature. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Or it could be an evil forest spirit]].
* ''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.
* The Creator/MarquisDeSade's characters often cited this as justification of their crimes-death and destruction are inherent to Nature, [[AppealToNature thus what they do is just fine]].



* The Creator/MarquisDeSade's characters often cited this as justification of their crimes-death and destruction are inherent to Nature, [[AppealToNature thus what they do is just fine]].

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* The Creator/MarquisDeSade's characters often cited In ''Literature/{{Micro}}'': this as justification of trope is driven home in many ways including a former scientist getting torn apart by ants.
* ''Literature/RainbowSix'': The Horizon Executive plans to wipe out humanity with a virus, so he and a selected few would be left to inherit the Earth. When Rainbow Six tracks them down in South America and destroys
their crimes-death and destruction compound, they are inherent left in the jungle without clothes or tools. According to Nature, [[AppealToNature thus the epilogue they didn't last long, which goes to show that nature doesn't care if you have its "best interest" in mind when choosing who survives or dies.
* This trope is a central theme of ''Literature/StateOfFear''.
** Best summed up when the team is captured by a native tribe. An actor companion (who pushes how "civilization" is ruining the pristine world") thinks they'll be okay as this is a group of NobleSavage types who are smarter than they seem. Main character Kenner sets him straight.
-->'''Kenner''': You think civilization is some horrible, polluting human invention that separates us from the state of nature. But civilization doesn't separate us from nature, Ted. Civilization ''protects'' us from nature. Because
what they do you see right now, all around you, ''this'' is just fine]].nature.
* ''Literature/ToBuildAFire'' is a particularly poignant Creator/JackLondon [[http://www.jacklondons.net/buildafire.html short story about a man desperately seeking to make the eponymous fire in subzero weather]]. [[spoiler:He fails]].



* The Thyrsus from ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' embody both nature's beauty and its brutality.



* The Thyrsus from ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' embody both nature's beauty and its brutality.



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkwaLj4cWoY Mother of Nature]] depicts Mother Nature as a cruel, indifferent despot [[SlasherSmile who smiles a lot]].
* The Everfree Forest from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', filled with dangerous animals such as the wooden Timberwolves, fits the role of "real" nature in a setting where the ponies themselves have a direct and semi-magical role in running most of their world's ecosystems and do so in the stereotypical harmonious way.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkwaLj4cWoY Mother of Nature]] depicts Mother Nature as a cruel, indifferent despot [[SlasherSmile who smiles a lot]].
* The Everfree Forest of Doom from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' is a dangerous place filled with dangerous animals such as hostile monsters, [[KillerRabbit including the wooden Timberwolves, fits squirrels]], that has managed to nearly kill Gumball and Darwin every time they've entered it. It even looks like a skull from the role of "real" nature in a setting where the ponies themselves have a direct and semi-magical role in running most of their world's ecosystems and do so in the stereotypical harmonious way.sky.



* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' where Cow gets lost in an overgrown jungle and spends the whole episode struggling to survive. The kicker? She's just been in the family's backyard the whole time, and is brought in by Dad right after she's decided to eat a squirrel.
* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', a clip from a nature documentary is shown narrated by a stereotypical black guy. It shows a cheetah hunting down some prey:
-->Damn, lookat dat sumbitch go! He haulin' ass! Dat thing come by my house, I killit! That little rat-lookin' thing just got ate! DAMN NATURE, YOU SCARY!



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkwaLj4cWoY Mother of Nature]] depicts Mother Nature as a cruel, indifferent despot [[SlasherSmile who smiles a lot]].
* The Everfree Forest from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', filled with dangerous animals such as the wooden Timberwolves, fits the role of "real" nature in a setting where the ponies themselves have a direct and semi-magical role in running most of their world's ecosystems and do so in the stereotypical harmonious way.



* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', a clip from a nature documentary is shown narrated by a stereotypical black guy. It shows a cheetah hunting down some prey:
-->Damn, lookat dat sumbitch go! He haulin' ass! Dat thing come by my house, I killit! That little rat-lookin' thing just got ate! DAMN NATURE, YOU SCARY!
* The Forest of Doom from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' is a dangerous place filled with hostile monsters, [[KillerRabbit including the squirrels]], that has managed to nearly kill Gumball and Darwin every time they've entered it. It even looks like a skull from the sky.
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' where Cow gets lost in an overgrown jungle and spends the whole episode struggling to survive. The kicker? She's just been in the family's backyard the whole time, and is brought in by Dad right after she's decided to eat a squirrel.


This trope comes into play when a work's creator chooses to use that fact, that nature is a dog-eat-dog environment full of disease, natural disasters, parasites, predatory animals, killing and other ghastly things, rather than romanticizing it or portraying nature as harmonious or maternal. The focus is on the horror, danger, amorality, and ruthlessness of untamed nature.

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This trope comes into play when a work's creator chooses to use that fact, that show nature is as it "really" is: a dog-eat-dog environment full of disease, natural disasters, parasites, predatory animals, killing and other ghastly things, rather than romanticizing it or portraying nature as harmonious or maternal. The focus is on the horror, danger, amorality, and ruthlessness of untamed nature.



* The book and film ''Film/IntoTheWild'', which chronicles the experiences of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_McCandless 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 alone.

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* The book and film ''Film/IntoTheWild'', which chronicles the experiences of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_McCandless Christopher McCandless]], a young and [[WideEyedIdealist idealistic]] college graduate who abandons everything for attempting to live off the Alaskan wilderness. Christopher is slowly realizes run through this trope's truth trope as his supplies dwindle and it becomes evident that he was very poorly prepared unprepared for his adventure, ending up starving to death alone.



*''Series/HistoryBites'': The episode "Neolithic Park," which focuses on the invention of agriculture, shows that Rick Green believes in this trope, and he tries to prove it [[ArtisticLicenseHistory by claiming that most early humans died by the age of thirty]].



* In the Literature/BookOfJob, God Himself [[JustifiedTrope justifies this trope]] when the Voice from the Whirlwind speaks to Job, as an example of the inherent injustice of the universe. Descriptions of [[CirclingVultures vultures hunting out the corpses of the slain]] to feed their chicks, and ostriches [[ParentalNeglect abandoning their young in the dirt to be crushed or trampled]] abound. In the words of biblical critic Robert Alter:

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* In the Literature/BookOfJob, God Himself [[JustifiedTrope justifies this trope]] when the Voice from the Whirlwind speaks to Job, as an example of the inherent injustice of the universe.idea that "life isn't fair". Descriptions of [[CirclingVultures vultures hunting out the corpses of the slain]] to feed their chicks, and ostriches [[ParentalNeglect abandoning their young in the dirt to be crushed or trampled]] abound. In the words of biblical critic Robert Alter:

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkwaLj4cWoY Mother of Nature]] depicts Mother Nature as a cruel, indifferent despot [[SlasherSmile who smiles a lot]].


* This is the reason Green magic in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' isn't a "good" color; while there are many cards that reflect the life-giving and nurturing facet of Mother Nature, there are also many cards that reflect Mother Nature's brutality as well. "Stompy" creatures with high power and toughness, spells which [[MakeMyMonsterGrow increase the power and toughness of your creatures]], spells which target [non-natural] artifacts, spells which turn your lands into Elemental creatures with [[BondOneLiner snarky]] "why are you surprised that the land steps on you?" flavour text, are typical examples.

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* This is the reason Green magic in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' isn't a "good" color; while there are many cards that reflect the life-giving and nurturing facet of Mother Nature, there are also many cards that reflect Mother Nature's brutality as well. "Stompy" creatures with high power and toughness, spells which [[MakeMyMonsterGrow increase the power and toughness of your creatures]], spells which target [non-natural] artifacts, spells which turn your lands into Elemental creatures with [[BondOneLiner snarky]] "why are you surprised that the land ground steps on you?" flavour text, are typical examples.


* This is the reason Green magic in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' isn't a "good" color; while there are many cards that reflect the life-giving and nurturing facet of Mother Nature, there are also many cards that reflect Mother Nature's brutality as well.

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* This is the reason Green magic in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' isn't a "good" color; while there are many cards that reflect the life-giving and nurturing facet of Mother Nature, there are also many cards that reflect Mother Nature's brutality as well. "Stompy" creatures with high power and toughness, spells which [[MakeMyMonsterGrow increase the power and toughness of your creatures]], spells which target [non-natural] artifacts, spells which turn your lands into Elemental creatures with [[BondOneLiner snarky]] "why are you surprised that the land steps on you?" flavour text, are typical examples.

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* One ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureau'' story deconstructs the Ponies belief that they're InHarmonyWithNature when their attempts to spread magic to Earth turn it into a GeniusLoci. Turns out the planet views human industry and the subsequent climate change and natural disasters as a [[TheSocialDarwinist survival of the fittest contest between humans and itself]] and views it a lot more positively than Ponykinds use of magic to control the weather which to it is essentially slavery.


This is why AppealToNature is a {{Logical Fallac|ies}}y. Related to the NaiveAnimalLover, who doesn't realize how brutal wildlife can be. Compare this with DeathWorld. Contrast this with GhibliHills, though the tropes are not always incompatible, since nature can be portrayed as beautiful even though it has harsh elements. Inversely related to AllNaturalSnakeOil.

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This is why AppealToNature is a {{Logical Fallac|ies}}y. Related to the NaiveAnimalLover, who doesn't realize how brutal wildlife can be. Compare this with DeathWorld. Contrast this with GhibliHills, though the tropes are not always incompatible, since nature can be portrayed as beautiful even though it has harsh elements. When you combine the two tropes, you get GreenHillZone. Inversely related to AllNaturalSnakeOil.


* The ''Creator/MarquisDeSade'''s characters often cited this as justification of their crimes-death and destruction are inherent to Nature, [[AppealToNature thus what they do is just fine]].

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* The ''Creator/MarquisDeSade'''s Creator/MarquisDeSade's characters often cited this as justification of their crimes-death and destruction are inherent to Nature, [[AppealToNature thus what they do is just fine]].

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* The ''Creator/MarquisDeSade'''s characters often cited this as justification of their crimes-death and destruction are inherent to Nature, [[AppealToNature thus what they do is just fine]].

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