History FantasticRacism / AnimeAndManga

23rd Apr '16 6:33:32 PM ultimomant
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** Subverted somewhat in that Freeza's real motivation was fear, the racism was mostly a cover. He destroyed their planet because he feared a Saiyan uprising, not because he particularly hated them. However, he still considered them an inferior species since he saw being beating by one as the same as being defeated by an actual monkey and fear of a race is a form of racism.

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** Subverted somewhat in that Freeza's real motivation was fear, the racism was mostly a cover. He destroyed their planet because he feared a Saiyan uprising, not because he particularly hated them. However, he still considered them an inferior species since he saw being beating beaten by one as the same as being defeated by an actual monkey and fear of a race is a form of racism.



** From the original series, King Piccolo and his children towards humanity. There's no real reason given, just that they saw humans as being lowered than dirt and fun to torment.

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** From the original series, King Piccolo and his children towards humanity. There's no real reason given, just that they saw humans as being lowered lower than dirt and fun to torment.



* Downplayed in the backstory of ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD''. The Devil race has suffered a severe depopulation thanks to the GreatOffscreenWar, and as such, reincarnated humans are being used to fill out the ranks. Rias explains that at first, reincarnated devils were seen as second-class despite legally being able to hold any position a pure-blooded devil could. However, the [[ChessMotifs Evil Piece]] system encouraged high-class devils to value and eventually respect the reincarnated devils under their command. By the start of the series, most devils will respect anyone who proves capable in the position they've been assigned, and openly being a dick to reincarnated devils for that reason alone is considered a faux pas even among the pure-blooded upper echelons.

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* Downplayed in the backstory of ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD''.''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD''. The Devil race has suffered a severe depopulation thanks to the GreatOffscreenWar, and as such, reincarnated humans are being used to fill out the ranks. Rias explains that at first, reincarnated devils were seen as second-class despite legally being able to hold any position a pure-blooded devil could. However, the [[ChessMotifs Evil Piece]] system encouraged high-class devils to value and eventually respect the reincarnated devils under their command. By the start of the series, most devils will respect anyone who proves capable in the position they've been assigned, and openly being a dick to reincarnated devils for that reason alone is considered a faux pas even among the pure-blooded upper echelons.
5th Apr '16 1:36:58 PM Willbyr
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* Fate has shown some evidence of this in ''MahouSenseiNegima''. Some of his internal monologues seem to indicate he doesn't consider the people of the Magic World to be ''real''. Except for the human population of Megalosembria, they ''are'' artificial beings who will fade from existence when (''when'', not if) the Mundus Magicus collapses. And far from persecuting them for it, he actually claims he's trying to ''save'' them, in his own twisted way.

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* Fate has shown some evidence of this in ''MahouSenseiNegima''.''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. Some of his internal monologues seem to indicate he doesn't consider the people of the Magic World to be ''real''. Except for the human population of Megalosembria, they ''are'' artificial beings who will fade from existence when (''when'', not if) the Mundus Magicus collapses. And far from persecuting them for it, he actually claims he's trying to ''save'' them, in his own twisted way.
23rd Mar '16 9:43:13 AM Willbyr
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* The battle of [=ESPers=] vs. "Normal People" in ''ZettaiKarenChildren'' is one of the underlying themes of the series. Almost all of the [=ESPers=] in the series are under the watch of the government, and it's shown that when someone is discovered to have powers, they're treated harshly for it. Good thing Minamoto serves as MoralityChain to The Children.

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* The battle of [=ESPers=] vs. "Normal People" in ''ZettaiKarenChildren'' ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren'' is one of the underlying themes of the series. Almost all of the [=ESPers=] in the series are under the watch of the government, and it's shown that when someone is discovered to have powers, they're treated harshly for it. Good thing Minamoto serves as MoralityChain to The Children.Children.
16th Jan '16 10:01:02 PM GenBolt
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** While not explicitly labelled as such, [[spoiler: Milliardo Peacecraft's]] rhetoric in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' final plot arc runs along the same logic as this trope, stating that wars are the result of the result of people living on Earth as opposed to the people living in the colonies. This trope is ultimately subverted however, with the antagonists claiming they don't intend to pursue violence against anyone fleeing the Earth, just the Earth itself.
3rd Jan '16 9:40:03 AM nombretomado
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* ''SoulEater'' has a bit of this, although it is mentioned only in passing. However, it is directly stated in ''SoulEaterNot'' that ordinary humans fear Demon Weapons greatly, hence the law that anyone displaying those abilities must attend the DWMA until they are certified safe for society. Soul, the second protagonist, comes from an all-human family of musicians, and they were apparently "surprised" when the youngest family member turned out to be a living razor. Based on Soul's self-esteem issues related to his weapon blood, their disappointment is inferred.

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* ''SoulEater'' ''Manga/SoulEater'' has a bit of this, although it is mentioned only in passing. However, it is directly stated in ''SoulEaterNot'' ''Manga/SoulEaterNot'' that ordinary humans fear Demon Weapons greatly, hence the law that anyone displaying those abilities must attend the DWMA until they are certified safe for society. Soul, the second protagonist, comes from an all-human family of musicians, and they were apparently "surprised" when the youngest family member turned out to be a living razor. Based on Soul's self-esteem issues related to his weapon blood, their disappointment is inferred.
27th Dec '15 4:40:14 PM nombretomado
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* Friction exists between all of the races in ''{{Slayers}}'': the dragons and the ''Shinzoku'' (Holy race) that serve the Gods, the ''Mazoku'' ("evil race") that serve the Demons/Monsters, and [[OurElvesAreDifferent Elves]] all either scorn humans or manipulate them in some way or another (the first two are rather obvious, wile the Elves feel superior because they have a better innate talent with magic than many humans do). Meanwhile, most of the sub-human races (Beastmen, Berserkers, Fish-people) are either peaceful, subservient, or also scorned upon by the other three, as well as humans; the Fish-people in particular are often exploited for [[ButtMonkey comedy relief]]. The ones that gets the worst of it, however, are chimeras.

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* Friction exists between all of the races in ''{{Slayers}}'': ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}'': the dragons and the ''Shinzoku'' (Holy race) that serve the Gods, the ''Mazoku'' ("evil race") that serve the Demons/Monsters, and [[OurElvesAreDifferent Elves]] all either scorn humans or manipulate them in some way or another (the first two are rather obvious, wile the Elves feel superior because they have a better innate talent with magic than many humans do). Meanwhile, most of the sub-human races (Beastmen, Berserkers, Fish-people) are either peaceful, subservient, or also scorned upon by the other three, as well as humans; the Fish-people in particular are often exploited for [[ButtMonkey comedy relief]]. The ones that gets the worst of it, however, are chimeras.
22nd Nov '15 4:20:21 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SaintBeast'', Kira and Maya face discrimination for being [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human, half-angels]].

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* In ''SaintBeast'', ''AudioPlay/SaintBeast'', Kira and Maya face discrimination for being [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human, half-angels]].
22nd Nov '15 1:55:30 PM Gamermaster
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* Tooru and Kanna in ''Manga/KobayashiSanChiNoMaidDragon'' constantly belittle humans, although they still find them amazing.

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* Tooru and Kanna Dragons in ''Manga/KobayashiSanChiNoMaidDragon'' constantly belittle humans, although they still find them amazing.
21st Nov '15 8:51:41 PM Gamermaster
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* Tooru and Kanna in ''Manga/KobayashiSanChiNoMaidDragon'' constantly belittle humans, although they still find them amazing.
12th Nov '15 12:48:44 AM Mr.Bubbles
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** Freeza's racism is played up even more in ''WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged''. He despises most races he encounters, but [[InsaneTrollLogic claims he's not actually a racist since he just wipes them out rather than hating them]].

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** Freeza's racism is played up even more in ''WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged''. He despises most races he encounters, but [[InsaneTrollLogic claims he's not actually a racist since he just wipes them out rather than hating them]]. After all, he can't quite be a racist against a race that doesn't exist.
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