History FantasticRacism / ComicBooks

27th May '16 2:07:26 PM Doug86
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* ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}''. Hands down the [[TropeCodifier Trope Codifier]], where anti-mutant sentiment is used as a metaphor for racism (and homophobia), complete with their own slurs like 'Mutie', which is essentially the mutant equivalent of the N-word. Especially [[{{Anvilicious}} blatant]] in the second movie:

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* ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}''. ''Comicbook/XMen''. Hands down the [[TropeCodifier Trope Codifier]], TropeCodifier, where anti-mutant sentiment is used as a metaphor for racism (and homophobia), complete with their own slurs like 'Mutie', which is essentially the mutant equivalent of the N-word. Especially [[{{Anvilicious}} blatant]] in the second movie:



** FantasticRacism is so prominent in the X-men comics that they have several groups of {{Politically Incorrect Villain}}s in the form of the Friends of Humanity, [[TheFundamentalist the religiously-motivated]] Purifiers, and many more.

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** FantasticRacism is so prominent in the X-men X-Men comics that they have several groups of {{Politically Incorrect Villain}}s in the form of the Friends of Humanity, [[TheFundamentalist the religiously-motivated]] Purifiers, and many more.
20th Apr '16 1:43:51 PM TheNerevarine
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** The Red and Green Martians were bitter enemies as the two most populous and prominent people in the planet. The Greens were brutal savages who have assaulted the Red's domains and committed appalling atrocities. In the prequel series ''Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris'', when a Red Martian tyrant goes on a genocidal rampage against the Green tribes, few people disagree with his actions.
** The Holy Therns and the First-Born are predisposed to this trope since both of them they consider themselves a MasterRace of living gods, and look down on the the Red and Green people as nothing more than animals and savages. They have been at war for eras, so naturally they despise each other as they do people "of lower orders".

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** The Red and Green Martians were bitter enemies as the two most populous and prominent people in the planet. The Greens were brutal savages who have assaulted the Red's domains and committed appalling atrocities. In the prequel series ''Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris'', when a Red Martian tyrant goes on a genocidal rampage against the Green tribes, few people disagree with his actions.
actions and fact ''condone'' him. Though its shown that genuinely honorable and benevolent do exist such as Tars Tarkas and his daughter Sola, they are treated as exception to the rule than the norm, and the hate against their people is not without justification since they are AlwaysChaoticEvil. Its wasn't until John Carter arrived on Mars that peace between the two peoples was possible, and even then, it was fragile at best.
** The Holy Therns and the First-Born are predisposed to this trope since both of them they consider themselves a MasterRace [[AGodAmI of living gods, gods]], and look down on the the Red and Green people as nothing more than animals and savages. They have been at war for eras, so naturally they despise each other as they do people "of lower orders".


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** Not limited to Mars either, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent the Vathek of Strio]], an vampire race of Saturn, has used their neighbors as slaves and blood farms. They are also highly xenophobic towards aliens, treating any Martians as animals and things.
20th Apr '16 7:34:17 AM TheNerevarine
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* ''ComicBook/WarlordOfMars'' is so filled with racial tensions that almost no people gets along with each other, with the Red Martians in the receiving end of every other race, being treated as source of [[MadeASlave slave labor]] and/or [[ImAHumanitarian nourishment]].
** The Red and Green Martians were bitter enemies as the two most populous and prominent people in the planet. The Greens were brutal savages who have assaulted the Red's domains and committed appalling atrocities. In the prequel series ''Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris'', when a Red Martian tyrant goes on a genocidal rampage against the Green tribes, few people disagree with his actions.
** The Holy Therns and the First-Born are predisposed to this trope since both of them they consider themselves a MasterRace of living gods, and look down on the the Red and Green people as nothing more than animals and savages. They have been at war for eras, so naturally they despise each other as they do people "of lower orders".
** The Yellow Martians are a reclusive people that doesn't interact much with the outside world, but its revealed that they too intensely despise the Green Martians, having been nearly driven to extinction by them and forced to retreat to the North pole. Its mentioned that they used to practice slavery, using rebellious Red Martians as bait to hunt beasts.
23rd Jan '16 9:07:31 PM nombretomado
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* Mutants are also treated as sub-human in ''StrontiumDog'', to the point that the only way they can make a living is by {{Bounty Hunter}}ing.

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* Mutants are also treated as sub-human in ''StrontiumDog'', ''ComicBook/StrontiumDog'', to the point that the only way they can make a living is by {{Bounty Hunter}}ing.
16th Dec '15 8:07:59 PM FF32
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** Parodied in ''TheRandomverse'':

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** Parodied in ''TheRandomverse'':''WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC'':
16th Dec '15 3:43:28 PM WanderingBrowser
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** Perhaps the most terrifying thing about anti-Mutant sentiment in the Marvelverse is how easily it seems to reach '''ethnic cleansing''' levels of intensity. It has been repeatedly shown in Marvel, as early as ''ComicBook/GodLovesManKills'', that many anti-mutant members, particularly those like the Purifiers or the U-Men, are willing to murder '''mutant children''' for the "sin" of being mutants. There's a reason why, in ''Schism'', most of the students prefer to stay with Cyclops and learn how to fight, because, as their spokesperson notes, they live in a world where they went from "civilian" to "target" the moment their X-gene activated, so they had best learn to fight back.

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** Perhaps the most terrifying thing about anti-Mutant sentiment in the Marvelverse is how easily it seems to reach '''ethnic cleansing''' levels of intensity. It has been repeatedly shown in Marvel, as early as ''ComicBook/GodLovesManKills'', that many anti-mutant members, particularly those like the Purifiers or the U-Men, are willing to murder '''mutant children''' [[WouldHurtAChild murder]] '''[[WouldHurtAChild mutant children]]''' for the "sin" of being mutants. There's a reason why, in ''Schism'', most of the students prefer to stay with Cyclops and learn how to fight, because, as their spokesperson notes, they live in a world where they went from "civilian" to "target" the moment their X-gene activated, so they had best learn to fight back.
7th Nov '15 8:28:22 AM StFan
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* {{Franchise/Transformers}} delves into this for the IDW run. ComicBook/TransformersAllHailMegatron shows that the universe at large hates the Cybertronians as their war has lead to the destruction of many planets. Decepticons hate organics and any other race they consider back-water. In ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW it's shown that Cybertronians weren't above doing this to themselves, with there once being an apartheid depending on how a Cybertronian was born, which by the time the war began had supposedly become a thing of the past.
** ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye shows that before the war, Cybertron had a caste system depending on what you turned into. Those who turned into industrial alt-modes like mining vehicles were just about the bottom rung, with the only ones lower being the Disposable class, Cybertronians who were so common they were seen as disposable, and had absolutely no rights whatsoever. There was also prejudice against Cybertronians who didn't transform (monoformers, as they're called), and even in the modern day parts of the story, there's still prejudice going around. For example, when Whirl talks about his "nemesis" Killpower, he mentions that he was "ugly as sin", before concluding he was probably a Monoformer and adding that this made it "worse".

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* {{Franchise/Transformers}} delves into this for the IDW run. ComicBook/TransformersAllHailMegatron run.
** ''ComicBook/TheTransformersAllHailMegatron''
shows that the universe at large hates the Cybertronians as their war has lead to the destruction of many planets. Decepticons hate organics and any other race they consider back-water. back-water.
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In ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW ''ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW'' it's shown that Cybertronians weren't above doing this to themselves, with there once being an apartheid depending on how a Cybertronian was born, which by the time the war began had supposedly become a thing of the past.
** ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' shows that before the war, Cybertron had a caste system depending on what you turned into. Those who turned into industrial alt-modes like mining vehicles were just about the bottom rung, with the only ones lower being the Disposable class, Cybertronians who were so common they were seen as disposable, and had absolutely no rights whatsoever. There was also prejudice against Cybertronians who didn't transform (monoformers, as they're called), and even in the modern day parts of the story, there's still prejudice going around. For example, when Whirl talks about his "nemesis" Killpower, he mentions that he was "ugly as sin", before concluding he was probably a Monoformer and adding that this made it "worse".
4th Nov '15 5:18:46 PM nombretomado
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** ''ComicBook/HouseOfM'' flips the script by showcasing an AlternateUniverse where mutants are the dominant species and humans are the ones held down and oppressed. Driving the parallel home, it's established that [[TheFalcon Sam Wilson]] is considered the "token human" of the otherwise mutant NYPD, and ComicBook/LukeCage mockingly claims that Wilson is only kept around [[TokenMinority for diversity]].

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** ''ComicBook/HouseOfM'' flips the script by showcasing an AlternateUniverse where mutants are the dominant species and humans are the ones held down and oppressed. Driving the parallel home, it's established that [[TheFalcon [[ComicBook/TheFalcon Sam Wilson]] is considered the "token human" of the otherwise mutant NYPD, and ComicBook/LukeCage mockingly claims that Wilson is only kept around [[TokenMinority for diversity]].
8th Oct '15 7:39:23 AM StFan
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* Most animosity between species in ''MouseGuard'' is not this trope, instead being based on the very real problems of predator/prey relationships or acting as competitors or "pests" for other species. Breaking from this, there's the relationship between Bats and the other species. Bats are distrusted by the other species. (according to the Bats' accounts, this dates back to time immemorial, when neither side in a war between birds and land animals would accept their help, the birds considering them land animals because they had fur, and the land animals being suspicious of their wings) For their part, the bats hate the other species in return and [[BerserkButton will react with extreme violence to any suggestion that they're not trustworthy.]]

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* Most animosity between species in ''MouseGuard'' ''ComicBook/MouseGuard'' is not this trope, instead being based on the very real problems of predator/prey relationships or acting as competitors or "pests" for other species. Breaking from this, there's the relationship between Bats and the other species. Bats are distrusted by the other species. (according to the Bats' accounts, this dates back to time immemorial, when neither side in a war between birds and land animals would accept their help, the birds considering them land animals because they had fur, and the land animals being suspicious of their wings) For their part, the bats hate the other species in return and [[BerserkButton will react with extreme violence to any suggestion that they're not trustworthy.]]
5th Oct '15 3:56:39 PM KingSonnDeeDoo
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Amulet}}'', people who've been [[BalefulPolymorph transformed into animals due to the curse at Kanalis]] are somewhat discrimnated against in Cielis, refered to with slurs such as 'half-breed' and refused service in shops.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Amulet}}'', people who've been [[BalefulPolymorph transformed into animals due to the curse at Kanalis]] are somewhat discrimnated against in Cielis, refered to with slurs such as 'half-breed' and refused service in shops.
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