History FantasticRacism / LiveActionTV

11th Apr '17 5:02:26 PM Discar
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* The second half of Season 2 of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' develops this as a main theme: following the death of a teammate being blamed on the Inhumans, most of Team Coulson develop this attitude to some degree. Simmons (previously the nicest and most open-minded member of the team) is the worst, arguing that superpowers are an epidemic to be wiped out, along with the people who possess them if they pose a potential threat and refuse to co-operate with S.H.I.E.L.D.'s plans to bring them in. Everyone else is less extreme, though Mack (who usually disagrees with Simmons just because he dislikes her) actually backs her up due to his own particular hatred of aliens, following his [[spoiler:possession by a demon-like alien being]]. Only Skye and Fitz outright reject this way of thinking: Skye because [[spoiler:she's just realised she has superpowers of her own]], and Fitz partly in defense of her, and partly because seeing Simmons so drastically changed scares him enough to make him question his initial fears of interacting with "gifted" individuals.
** This theme continues into Season 3. While the S.H.I.E.L.D. team have gotten over their own hang-ups (Mack even voluntarily being partnered with [[spoiler: the empowered Skye]]), the sudden widespread epidemic of new Inhumans caused by the mass ecological contamination of terrigen at the end of Season 2 causes a large scale fearful reaction from the general population. This results in the creation of the ATCU agency, which declares all Inhumans (most of whom have no idea what's happening and have no control over their powers) dangerous aliens and enemy combatants to be rounded up with extreme prejudice. [[spoiler: Justified by the reveal that the ATCU was created by HYDRA in order to gather up Inhumans to experiment on.]]
** A militant group forms to attack Inhumans, led by Shockley, a man who hates them as being total monsters. He suspects Senator Nadeer might be an Inhuman because her brother was and thus exposes them to the Terrigen gas. In a delicious irony, Nadeer is okay but ''Shockley'' turns out to be an Inhuman, the man screaming in horror as his body is covered by the gas. He turns out to have the power to make himself explode and reform and despite now an Inhuman, still despises them.

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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'':
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The second half of Season 2 of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' develops this as a main theme: following the death of a teammate being blamed on the Inhumans, most of Team Coulson develop this attitude to some degree. Simmons (previously the nicest and most open-minded member of the team) is the worst, arguing that superpowers are an epidemic to be wiped out, along with the people who possess them if they pose a potential threat and refuse to co-operate with S.H.I.E.L.D.'s plans to bring them in. Everyone else is less extreme, though Mack (who usually disagrees with Simmons just because he dislikes her) actually backs her up due to his own particular hatred of aliens, following his [[spoiler:possession by a demon-like alien being]]. Only Skye and Fitz outright reject this way of thinking: Skye because [[spoiler:she's just realised she has superpowers of her own]], and Fitz partly in defense of her, and partly because seeing Simmons so drastically changed scares him enough to make him question his initial fears of interacting with "gifted" individuals.
** This theme continues into Season 3. While the S.H.I.E.L.D. team have gotten over their own hang-ups (Mack even voluntarily being partnered with [[spoiler: the empowered Skye]]), the sudden widespread epidemic of new Inhumans caused by the mass ecological contamination of terrigen at the end of Season 2 causes a large scale fearful reaction from the general population. This results in the creation of the ATCU agency, which declares all Inhumans (most of whom have no idea what's happening and have no control over their powers) dangerous aliens and enemy combatants to be rounded up with extreme prejudice. [[spoiler: Justified by the reveal that the ATCU was created by HYDRA in order to gather up Inhumans to experiment on. When the ATCU realized they were being played, they immediately turned all their resources over to helping S.H.I.E.L.D.]]
** A militant group called the Watchdogs forms to attack Inhumans, led by Inhumans. One of their most prominent members is Shockley, a man who hates them as being total monsters. He considers every Inhuman a complete monster--a belief that Senator Nadeer, who is secretly backing the Watchdogs, shares. Shockley suspects Senator Nadeer might be an Inhuman because her brother was was, and thus exposes them her to the Terrigen gas. In [[spoiler:In a delicious irony, Nadeer is okay but ''Shockley'' turns out to be an Inhuman, the man screaming in horror as his body is covered by the gas. He turns out to have the power to make himself explode and reform and despite reform]]. Despite now being an Inhuman, he still despises them. them, and continues to work with the Watchdogs until he is captured by S.H.I.E.L.D.
20th Feb '17 11:52:39 AM MikeW
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** A militant group forms to attack Inhumans, led by Shockley, a man who hates them as being total monsters. He suspects Senator Nadeer might be an Inhuman because her brother was and thus exposes them to the Terrigen gas. In a delicious irony, Nadeer is okay but ''Shockley'' turns out to be an Inhuman, the man screaming in horror as his body is covered by the gas. He turns out to have the power to make himself explode and reform and despite now an Inhuman, still despises them.
15th Feb '17 1:19:45 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''SpaceAboveAndBeyond'' there was considerable prejudice towards artificially grown humans, called "tanks".

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* In ''SpaceAboveAndBeyond'' ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond'' there was considerable prejudice towards artificially grown humans, called "tanks".
15th Feb '17 6:56:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* On ''DarkAngel'', the transgenics become targets of FantasticRacism as soon as their existence is made public. The Familiar breeding cult are posterchildren for this, looking at humans as inferiors and transgenics as scum.

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* On ''DarkAngel'', ''Series/DarkAngel'', the transgenics become targets of FantasticRacism as soon as their existence is made public. The Familiar breeding cult are posterchildren for this, looking at humans as inferiors and transgenics as scum.
25th Jan '17 12:30:22 AM Luppercus
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** There have been arguments that Buffy's pursuit and slaying of vampires is tantamount to this; if the scope exists for vampires to seek redemption for themselves (Spike's journey to regaining his soul at the end of [=S6=]), then killing them as soon as they come out of the ground is little more than a racist genocide justified with the no-longer-entirely-true "but they're EEEVIL". On the other hand, Spike seems to be the ''only'' vampire ever to seek out the return of his soul, and one of only two whose soul has been restored (the other against his will). If there were a race of a million people that had two members that had ever been redeemed, with the rest evil serial killers, it is doubtful that killing them would be considered wrong. One could still argue, however, that with Willow's power by the end of the series, she might have been able to restore many vampires' souls, thus making killing them unnecessary. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement The argument rumbles on.]]
6th Jan '17 1:48:51 AM Luppercus
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* Several episodes of both ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' and ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' would deal with AnAesop against racism using mythological creatures. One episode of Hercules has a Cyclops victim of prejudice, another deals with the tense relationships between humans and centaurs. Xena also has an episode that shows Goliath the giant as a good person and family man, implying that his status as BiblicalBadGuy is caused by prejudice against giants. Also the gods mistreatment of mortals is viewed as a form of racism from Hercules.
3rd Jan '17 12:54:10 PM Luppercus
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* Parodied with Jesus in Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook: the reason why Jesus made so many parables about the Samaritans? Because he had racist views on them. As most people listening to his sermons learn when most of them are surprise on why use Samaritans as an example of “not all of them are bad”.

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* Parodied with Jesus in Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook: ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'': the reason why Jesus made so many parables about the Samaritans? Because he had racist views on them. As most people listening to his sermons learn when most of them are surprise on why use Samaritans as an example of “not all of them are bad”.
3rd Jan '17 12:53:15 PM Luppercus
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*Parodied with Jesus in Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook: the reason why Jesus made so many parables about the Samaritans? Because he had racist views on them. As most people listening to his sermons learn when most of them are surprise on why use Samaritans as an example of “not all of them are bad”.
-->'''Jesus''': Sorry, I didn’t knew I was surrounded by Samy lovers.
3rd Jan '17 12:48:33 PM Luppercus
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* A common gag in ''Series/TheMunster'' is how for the family's point of view (a family made of [[MonsterMash classic monsters]]) their niece Marilyn is hideous and an embarrassment for the family. The joke? She looks not only like a normal human but a particularly gorgeous one.


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* A common gag in ''Series/TheMunsters'' is how for the family's point of view (a family made of [[MonsterMash classic monsters]]) their niece Marilyn is hideous and an embarrassment for the family. The joke? She looks not only like a normal human but a particularly gorgeous one.
3rd Jan '17 12:46:23 PM Luppercus
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*''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' has an episode in which Pugsley starts acting like a normal boy, finding interest in things like baseball, the Boy Scouts and a puppy. Of course this is outraging for the family as for them, being normal is incredibly deranged. In an example of tolerance, nevertheless, they do agree to allow him keep his "quirks" and even show [a pretend] interest in them. The funniest part is that this is the equivalent of a very mainstream family dealing with a Goth son but with the inverted roles.


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* A common gag in ''Series/TheMunster'' is how for the family's point of view (a family made of [[MonsterMash classic monsters]]) their niece Marilyn is hideous and an embarrassment for the family. The joke? She looks not only like a normal human but a particularly gorgeous one.


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* ''Series/{{Sliders}}''': Kromaggs hate homo sapiens to the point they think that learning their language is degrading, and treat them as slave and experiment subjects in all worlds they conquer. They also find [[EyeScream human eyes to be some sort of delicatessen]]. Humans on the other hand also hate Kromags or "pig faces" as they call them. In at least one world humans were the bad guys and submit the Kromag to the Holocaust.
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