History FantasticRacism / LiveActionTV

25th Jun '17 11:30:23 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Smalljon Umber's hostile hatred for the Wildlings causes him to betray the house his house has been loyal to for centuries, and causes him to side with the monstrous Boltons. Jon Snow notes to the Wildlings that if the Boltons win the battle, Umber would go after women and children of the Wildlings, too.

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Smalljon Umber's hostile hatred for the Wildlings causes him to betray the house his house has been loyal to for centuries, and causes him to side with the monstrous Boltons. Jon Snow notes to the Wildlings that if the Boltons win the battle, Umber would go after women and children of the Wildlings, too.too.
** Robett Glover refuses to aid Jon and Sansa's campaign to retake the North, partly because the majority of their fighting force is made up of wildlings. He also refers to Queen Talisa as a "foreign whore".
22nd Jun '17 8:44:27 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Smalljon Umber's hostile hatred for the Wildlings causes him to betray the house his house has been loyal to for centuries, and causes him to side with the monstrous Boltons. Jon Snow notes to the Wildlings that if the Boltons win the battle, Umber would go after women and children of the Wildlings, too.
2nd Jun '17 9:36:39 AM Morgenthaler
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** The ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'' episode "Family" revealed that Tara's family harbors an incredible hatred for magic-users and raised her to believe that she was part demon on her dead witch mother's side. Shockingly, Tara's racist cousin Beth was [[PlayingAgainstType played by]] AmyAdams.

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** The ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'' episode "Family" revealed that Tara's family harbors an incredible hatred for magic-users and raised her to believe that she was part demon on her dead witch mother's side. Shockingly, Tara's racist cousin Beth was [[PlayingAgainstType played by]] AmyAdams.Creator/AmyAdams.
30th May '17 2:13:25 AM Kyrillion
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** Subtly invoked in ''Gingerbread'' when Buffy's mother Joyce, leading a community action group called Mother's Opposed to the Occult gives a speech ending with, "For too long we've been plagued by unnatural evils. This isn't our town anymore. It belongs to the monsters, and the witches and the Slayers." She's justified, of course, in hating the monsters - but her inclusion of witches and Slayers in the categroy of 'unnatural evils' also condemns her own daughter and her best friend. It's reminiscant of people who don't overtly attack homosexuality, but treat it as if its inherently adult and corrupt and allied with deviant/evil sexual activity for example people who talk about 'paedophiles and homosexuals' in the same breath as if they are fellow travellers.
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.
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