History FantasticRacism / ComicBooks

10th Jun '17 7:36:24 AM luiz4200
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* ''Comicbook/BraveChefBrianna'': Humans vs. Monsters. Madame Cron was so affected by what she suffered from humans she antagonizes Brianna out of a desire to protect her and her fellow monsters from humans.

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* ''Comicbook/BraveChefBrianna'': Humans vs. Monsters. Madame Cron was so affected by what she suffered from humans she antagonizes Brianna out of a desire to protect her herself and her fellow monsters from humans.
10th Jun '17 7:35:47 AM luiz4200
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* ''Comicbook/BraveChefBrianna'': Humans vs. Monsters. Madame Cron was so affected by what she suffered from humans she antagonizes Brianna out of a desire to protect her and her fellow monsters from humans.
8th Jan '17 2:09:57 PM nombretomado
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** It actually gets worse in UltimateMarvel as mutants are something of a legal anomaly (genetic modification is illegal, yet mutants are born this way) and in recent comics have actually been forced to wear power suppressors or [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything live in reservations]]; even before that, it was actually a ''crime'' for mutants to use their powers, even in self defence, after Magneto attacked New York. In the mainstream universe, mutants are often depicted as living in slums or ghettos, such as District X in NYC (in the Ultimate universe, this is replaced with real life Harlem) or even the sewers, and mutant hate crimes is somewhat common.

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** It actually gets worse in UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel as mutants are something of a legal anomaly (genetic modification is illegal, yet mutants are born this way) and in recent comics have actually been forced to wear power suppressors or [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything live in reservations]]; even before that, it was actually a ''crime'' for mutants to use their powers, even in self defence, after Magneto attacked New York. In the mainstream universe, mutants are often depicted as living in slums or ghettos, such as District X in NYC (in the Ultimate universe, this is replaced with real life Harlem) or even the sewers, and mutant hate crimes is somewhat common.
8th Jan '17 12:30:09 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/AlanMoore's miniseries ''TopTen'', robots (or "Ferro-Americans") are second-class citizens. Pete Cheney, one of the main characters in the series, has clear anti-robot sentiments, freely using the term [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything "clicker", which is established as a major slur]]. When the robotic Joe Pi joins the police squad Cheney belongs to, Pete attempts to put Joe down whenever he can - however, Joe usually wins the resulting battle of wits. In a sequel series, Pete eventually loses his job after an unprovoked assault on Joe. Joe also has to overcome the prejudices of his new partner.

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* In Creator/AlanMoore's miniseries ''TopTen'', ''ComicBook/TopTen'', robots (or "Ferro-Americans") are second-class citizens. Pete Cheney, one of the main characters in the series, has clear anti-robot sentiments, freely using the term [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything "clicker", which is established as a major slur]]. When the robotic Joe Pi joins the police squad Cheney belongs to, Pete attempts to put Joe down whenever he can - however, Joe usually wins the resulting battle of wits. In a sequel series, Pete eventually loses his job after an unprovoked assault on Joe. Joe also has to overcome the prejudices of his new partner.
4th Jan '17 1:09:23 AM Tron80
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** New 52 ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' hated clones, believing that they inevitably turn evil, which proved unfortunate for Superboy, whose very existence revolted her - though it could be argued that she pitied him more than anything else. This turns out to be a learned prejudice, one held by Kryptonians at large due to the Kryptonian Clone Revolt. The events of ''Comicbook/HelOnEarth'' caused her to re-examine this prejudice and unlearn it, and when she runs into Superboy again in issue 38 and he's attacked, she immediately jumps to his defence.

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** ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2011}} New 52 ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' Supergirl]]'' hated clones, believing that they inevitably turn evil, which proved unfortunate for Superboy, whose very existence revolted her - though it could be argued that she pitied him more than anything else. This turns out to be a learned prejudice, one held by Kryptonians at large due to the Kryptonian Clone Revolt. The events of ''Comicbook/HelOnEarth'' caused her to re-examine this prejudice and unlearn it, and when she runs into Superboy again in issue 38 and he's attacked, she immediately jumps to his defence.


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** You can find plenty of it in ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInTheEightGrade'':
*** On the one hand, Stanhope's teachers and students regard "super-heroically challenged" students as inferior.
---->'''Linda:''' Um... Ms. Bigglestone? Aren't we all equal and stuff? I mean, just because we're not super-powered doesn't meant we should be treated any differently...\\
'''Teacher:''' I'm sorry, but no. That is incorrect. Your fate, which I am here to ensure you embrace, is one of mediocrity and fear. As non-super-powered citizens, you may stand back and witness the majesty of your betters. Or, perhaps, become pawns in their super-powered contests. Either way, what you do is of little importance.
*** The other side of the coin is Lena and her brother Lex Luthor. She hates super-powered beings, especially if they are aliens.
---->'''Supergirl:''' Lena...\\
'''Lena:''' All these months... All these months you've been lying to me! Laughing at me!\\
'''Supergirl:''' I've never laughed at you.\\
'''Lena:''' Liar! You're an alien! A super-powered oppressor! You're the very definiton of evil and you ruined my life!\\
'''Supergirl:''' Lena... I'm still me! I'm your best friend!\\
'''Lena:''' Not anymore... Not now that I know the truth! You're my enemy now. I have no choice but to destroy you!\\
'''Supergirl:''' But why? I'm the same person you've been friends with for months! Why do you have to hate me?!\\
'''Lena:''' Because your kind offends the natural order! You float through the sky as if you own it! You change the course of rivers without a thought to the consequences! Your very existence undermines the purity of true human achievement! Superheroes are nothing but a bunch of glory-hogging tyrants, and I will not rest until I see you humiliated and destroyed for what you did to my...!
17th Dec '16 3:04:00 PM Blazer
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** Interestingly, there was an issue of ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' where Magneto created an actual utopia for mutants and two mutant parents, Rusty and Skidds, gave birth to a child whose X-Gene was active automatically and also could change their powers on the fly, being the first so-called "homo ultima". This frightens Magneto's Acolytes so badly of being in the same position as they put humans that they went and ''killed'' the child. The {{Irony}} was not lost in those who were furious at the actions.
15th Dec '16 12:54:43 AM Doug86
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** During ''Comicbook/TheKreeSkrullWar'', the government proposed rounding up aliens living on Earth and forcing them into camps. After ComicBook/NickFury allowed ComicBook/CaptainMarVell to escape capture, he attempted to justify his actions by saying that he remembered the Japanese American internment camps from UsefulNotes/WorldWar2, and vowed never to let something like that occur on U.S. soil ever again.

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** During ''Comicbook/TheKreeSkrullWar'', the government proposed rounding up aliens living on Earth and forcing them into camps. After ComicBook/NickFury allowed ComicBook/CaptainMarVell to escape capture, he attempted to justify his actions by saying that he remembered the Japanese American internment camps from UsefulNotes/WorldWar2, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and vowed never to let something like that occur on U.S. soil ever again.
11th Dec '16 4:09:25 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* In the New52, it turns out [[FakeUltimateHero Harvest]]'s true motive is aligned to this. He gathered superpowered teens and made them kill each other until only "the strongest" remain...and yet, doesn't seem to value the resulting "Ravagers" too highly either. [[spoiler: This, turns out, is because Harvest ''hates'' all meta-humans. His son was killed by meta-humans, so the crux of his plan seems to be making ultra-violent meta-human youth, sending them out into the world and then getting them all purged.]]

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* In the New52, it turns out [[FakeUltimateHero Harvest]]'s true motive is aligned to this. He gathered superpowered teens and made them kill each other until only "the strongest" remain...and yet, doesn't seem to value the resulting "Ravagers" too highly either. [[spoiler: This, turns out, is because Harvest ''hates'' all meta-humans. His son was killed by meta-humans, so the crux of his plan seems to be making ultra-violent meta-human youth, sending them out into the world and then getting them all purged.]]]]
* While not showcased nearly as much as anti-mutant sentiment, Marvelverse citizens also hate and fear [[JustAMachine androids]] like ComicBook/TheVision, usually with the same (or similar) [[TheSocialDarwinist Darwinian]] justifications. In an ironic inversion of the usual anti-mutant line, one anti-robot fanatic denounced Vision as NotEvenHuman, while accepting the Scarlet Witch as one.
-->Sure, she's a mutant--But she's still a ''person''.
3rd Dec '16 1:05:38 PM Imjustme
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** During ''Comicbook/TheKreeSkrullWar'', the government proposed rounding up aliens living on Earth and forcing them into camps. After ComicBook/NickFury allowed ComicBook/CaptainMarVell to escape capture, he justified his actions by saying that he remembered the Japanese American internment camps from UsefulNotes/WorldWar2, and vowed never to let something like that occur on U.S. soil ever again.

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** During ''Comicbook/TheKreeSkrullWar'', the government proposed rounding up aliens living on Earth and forcing them into camps. After ComicBook/NickFury allowed ComicBook/CaptainMarVell to escape capture, he justified attempted to justify his actions by saying that he remembered the Japanese American internment camps from UsefulNotes/WorldWar2, and vowed never to let something like that occur on U.S. soil ever again.


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** Humans seem to be increasingly developing this sort of attitude toward aliens too now- including some superheroes- particularly after extraterrestrials repeated attempts to invade Earth.
27th Nov '16 10:51:46 PM trixus
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* A TalkingAnimal versions of this trope occurs in ''ComicBook/{{Blacksad}}'': species isn't a problem in this world, but color is, as in literal fur color. The main two groups are Arctic Nation, [[ANaziByAnyOtherName a semi-religious association of white-coated animals with a stylized snowflake as a symbol]], and the Claws, a street gang of black-furred beasts. John Blacksad himself, the protagonist, is a ''black-and-white'' cat, so neither side likes him. Not much discussion is given to what they think of animals with fur colors other than black or white, though - the two groups mostly seem to focus on hating each other. In another Blacksad story there was similar tension between lizards and mammals.

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* A TalkingAnimal versions of this trope occurs in ''ComicBook/{{Blacksad}}'': species isn't a problem in this world, but color is, as in literal fur color. The main two groups are Arctic Nation, [[ANaziByAnyOtherName a semi-religious association of white-coated animals with a stylized snowflake as a symbol]], and the Claws, a street gang of black-furred beasts. John Blacksad himself, the protagonist, is a ''black-and-white'' cat, so neither side likes him. Not much discussion is given to what they think of animals with fur colors other than black or white, though - the two groups mostly seem to focus on hating each other. In another Blacksad story there was similar tension between lizards and mammals.mammals ( a mangoose ended up in a reptilian bar chasing a lizard that double crossed his boss, all the patrons close in on him).
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