History FantasticRacism / VideoGames

23rd May '17 5:02:39 PM Onlythrice
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*** General hatred of Super Mutants is widespread, given that only a few decades prior the Super Mutants had every intention of overrunning, destroying or mutating all life. Several mutants, including the one you can recruit, seem to still hold mutant elitist philosophy as well.
** In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' if you allow Fawkes (one of the two friendly Super Mutants in the whole game) to become your ally, he comments that people may hate him, but because of the player's reputation they'll never say anything.

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*** General hatred of Super Mutants is widespread, given that only a few decades prior the West Coast Super Mutants had every intention of overrunning, destroying or mutating all life. Several mutants, including the one you can recruit, seem to still hold mutant elitist philosophy as well.
** In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' if you allow Fawkes (one of the two friendly Super Mutants in the whole game) to become your ally, he comments that people may hate him, but because of the player's reputation they'll never say anything. Given that the vast majority of East Coast Super Mutants are mindless savages that prey on humans, you can't really blame them.



** In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', the people of Massachusetts are constantly holding {{Witch Hunt}}s for [[FantasticSlur "synths"]], RidiculouslyHumanRobots created by the secretive and malevolent "Institute" to kill and replace various people in the wasteland as spies and insurgents. This would be all fine and dandy if it weren't for the fact that many synths are ''sentient,'' and a good number of them [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters hate the Institute as much as everyone else.]] The Brotherhood of Steel in particular are very anti-mutant as well as anti-Synth. [[spoiler:They don't even make an exception for one of their own loyal members when he's outed as a Synth]].

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** In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', the people of Massachusetts are constantly holding {{Witch Hunt}}s for [[FantasticSlur "synths"]], RidiculouslyHumanRobots created by the secretive and malevolent "Institute" to kill and replace various people in the wasteland as spies and insurgents. This would be all fine and dandy if it weren't for the fact that many synths are ''sentient,'' and a good number of them [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters hate the Institute as much as everyone else.]] The Brotherhood of Steel in particular are very anti-mutant as well as anti-Synth.anti-Synth, although their attacks on Super Mutants are done out of self-defense and they refrain from killing non-feral ghouls. [[spoiler:They don't even make an exception for one of their own loyal members when he's outed as a Synth]].
22nd May '17 12:08:25 PM BeerBaron
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** In the background lore, the Bretons and [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs]] hate each other, the Nords and Dark Elves hate each other due to war, the Argonians and Dark Elves ''loathe'' each other due to slave raids and slavery by the latter, and the Khajiit and Wood Elves regard each other with hatred, both of them raiding each other's homeland. The High Elves and Dark Elves, in particular, are both racist against all other races.
** Even if you play a Dunmer in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', you're still considered an outlander. It's not a question of race so much as culture. And the Ashlanders consider ''all other Dunmer'' as outlanders. The absolute worst insult in Dunmer culture is "N'wah", which means "foreigner".
** This gets even worse in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' when you hear rumours of a countess interested in species 'purity' and torturing Argonians, then find a torture chamber in their castle.
** In the ''Shivering Isles'' expansion, one NPC is terrified of cats, and he has a pet dog. And he has the unfortunate problem of a Khajiit that happens to really like his dog, resulting in him being constantly wary. If you are a Khajiit yourself, you can't even take his sidequest, and he'll sic his dog on you!
** In the first game there were Jesters that would make offensive jokes about your race.
** Valen Dreth, the first NPC you meet in ''Oblivion'', has a nice rant to deliver against whichever race you may be, even if you're a Dunmer like him.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' takes this UpToEleven after introducing the Thalmor, High Elf supremacists who are for all intents and purposes [[ANaziByANyOtherName the Tamrielic equivalent to the Nazi party.]]

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** In Throughout the series and in the background lore, the Bretons just about every race hates (and is hated by) ''at least'' one other race, and usually several. Prominent examples include [[UnevenHybrid Bretons]] and [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs]] hate each other, the Nords and Dark Elves hate each other due to war, the Argonians and Dark Elves ''loathe'' each other due to slave raids and slavery by the latter, Orcs (Orsimer)]], [[OurElvesAreBetter Dunmer (Dark Elves)]] and the Khajiit "beast races," ''especially'' [[LizardFolk Argonians]], Bosmer (Wood Elves) and Wood Elves regard each other with hatred, both of them raiding each other's homeland. The High Elves [[CatFolk Khajiit]], Altmer (High Elves) and Dark Elves, in particular, just about every race of Men, and [[HornyVikings Nords]] and just about every race of Mer (Elf). While the various incarnations of the Cyrodiilic Empire have ''mostly'' kept these tensions from exploding into outright war, all bets are both racist against all other races.
off when the Empire(s) collapse.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena Arena]]'' includes that make offensive jokes about whatever race your PlayerCharacter is.
** Even if you play as a Dunmer in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', you're still considered an outlander. It's not a question of race so much as culture. And the Ashlanders consider ''all other Dunmer'' as outlanders. The absolute worst insult in Dunmer culture is "N'wah", which means is a highly offensive term for "foreigner".
** This gets even worse in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' Oblivion]]'':
*** Valen Dreth, the first NPC you meet in ''Oblivion'', has a nice rant to deliver against whichever race you may be, even if you're a Dunmer like him.
*** This gets even worse
when you hear rumours rumors of a countess interested in species 'purity' and torturing Argonians, then find a torture chamber in their castle.
** *** In the ''Shivering Isles'' expansion, one NPC is terrified of cats, and he has a pet dog. And he has the unfortunate problem of a Khajiit that happens to really like his dog, resulting in him being constantly wary. If you are a Khajiit yourself, you can't even take his sidequest, and he'll sic his dog on you!
** In the first game there were Jesters that would make offensive jokes about your race.
** Valen Dreth, the first NPC you meet in ''Oblivion'', has a nice rant to deliver against whichever race you may be, even if you're a Dunmer like him.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' takes this UpToEleven after introducing Skyrim]]'':
*** Introduces
the Thalmor, High Elf supremacists who are for all intents and purposes [[ANaziByANyOtherName the Tamrielic equivalent to the Nazi party.]]party]], taking this UpToEleven. Not only do they have the usual Altmer hatred for mankind, they also view the other races of Mer as a result of "degeneration" and even [[NoTrueScotsman look down upon Altmer who do not support them]].
20th May '17 12:13:30 PM nombretomado
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* The later ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' games show this between Britannians and the Gargoyles.

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* The later ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' games show this between Britannians and the Gargoyles.
7th May '17 11:52:05 PM josh6243
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* If the [[Anime/CrossAnge Mana users' treatment of the Norma]] isn't bad enough in their original series, their prejudice also extends to foreigners in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsV''. This is due any interaction they have with the Founding Nations' business. [[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Ryoko]] states they always treat those who are not Mana users as second-class citizens just because they can't use Mana.
23rd Apr '17 8:29:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/TalesSeries'':

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* ''Franchise/TalesSeries'':''VideoGame/TalesSeries'':
21st Apr '17 3:30:04 PM DarkHunter
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** Averted in a surprisingly enlightened fashion by the Ma-non. After a few of them are nearly murdered by a particularly hateful human, they brush off the hero's apologies with "All societies are bound to have a few jerks in them. We don't blame all humans for this."

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** Averted in a surprisingly enlightened fashion by the Ma-non. After a few of them are nearly murdered by a particularly hateful human, they brush off the hero's apologies with "All societies are bound to have a few jerks in them. We don't blame all humans for this."" Although one of those Ma-non does develop something of a phobia of humans due to the incident, speaking to him in the endgame shows he's beginning to get over it.
17th Apr '17 1:49:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* Most of the faction conflict in ''{{Rift}}'' seems to be more political and cultural than anything else. However, when it comes to bahmi (who are the descendants of human/[[OurGeniesAreDifferent air]] [[NatureSpirit spirit]] hybrids, and thus extraplanar) it's occasionally played straight: A Guardian NPC in [[NoobCave Terminus]] refers to them as "planetouched abominations," and the phrase "half-breed wind devil" comes up in Shimmersand.

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* Most of the faction conflict in ''{{Rift}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Rift}}'' seems to be more political and cultural than anything else. However, when it comes to bahmi (who are the descendants of human/[[OurGeniesAreDifferent air]] [[NatureSpirit spirit]] hybrids, and thus extraplanar) it's occasionally played straight: A Guardian NPC in [[NoobCave Terminus]] refers to them as "planetouched abominations," and the phrase "half-breed wind devil" comes up in Shimmersand.
14th Apr '17 10:51:28 AM Abodos
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*** Muzu, Mipha's elderly [[TheMentor mentor]], is a notable case, as he is described as having been prejudiced against Hylians even before the death of his beloved protégé. He's predictably mortified when [[spoiler:Sidon informs him that [[InterspeciesRomance Mipha was in love with Link]] and had even made a set of Zora Armor, traditionally presented by Zora women to their intended husbands, that was specifically tailored to Link's Hylian physique]].



*** Muzu, Mipha's elderly [[TheMentor mentor]], is a notable case, as he is described as having been prejudiced against Hylians even before the death of his beloved protégé. He's predictably mortified when [[spoiler:Sidon informs him that [[InterspeciesRomance Mipha was in love with Link]] and had even made a set of Zora Armor, traditionally presented by Zora women to their intended husbands, that was specifically tailored to Link's Hylian physique]].
14th Apr '17 10:49:51 AM Abodos
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*** Muzu, Mipha's elderly [[TheMentor mentor]], is a notable case, as he is described as having been prejudiced against Hylians even before the death of his beloved protégé. He's predictably mortified when [[spoiler:Sidon informs him that [[InterspeciesRomance Mipha was in love with Link]] and had even made a set of Zora Armor, traditionally presented by Zora women to their intended husbands, that was specifically tailored to Link's Hylian physique]].
17th Mar '17 10:05:31 PM Onlythrice
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** A slightly more minor one, but in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' Darmani, the chieftain of the Gorons, particularly hated Gerudos. This is mostly because their leader [[BigBad Ganondorf]], tried to coerce the Gorons into giving him the spiritual stone and sealed up their only supply of food when they refused. He might feel differently about Nabooru, who unlike the rest of her tribe openly opposed Ganon and is one of his fellow Sages.

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** A slightly more minor one, but in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' Darmani, the chieftain of the Gorons, particularly hated Gerudos. This is mostly because their leader [[BigBad Ganondorf]], Ganondorf]] tried to coerce the Gorons into giving him the spiritual stone and sealed up their only supply of food when they refused. He might feel differently about Nabooru, who unlike the rest of her tribe openly opposed Ganon and is one of his fellow Sages.
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