History FantasticRacism / VideoGames

9th Jan '18 1:34:32 AM Cryoclaste
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* While this gets briefly touched upon in the first ''PhantasyStar'' game, and more expounded on in the second, the [=PS2=] game Phantasy Star Universe features this as an apparent plot point (and background story), where the Humans have created [=CASTs=] (androids/robots), Beasts, and Newmans to inhabit the Gurhal System with them and serve as labor... but the hierarchy gets inverted quite a bit when the [=CASTs=] become the supremacists, the Beasts become resentful and rogue-ish, the Newmans become deeply religious, and the Humans still think everyone can get along. CAST speciesism and racism ensues throughout the entire game.
* Subtly implied in [[PhantasyStar Algo]] here and there, with the Motavians especially; in ''II'', they live in a garbage dump because Mother Brain has terraformed the planet and destroyed their native ecosystem, and by ''IV'', Zio wipes out one of their only two established villages pretty much because he hates them. The Espers are also subject to genocide at the hands of Mother Brain, and over the course of the games become so completely reclusive that other humans on Dezolis don't trust them, even when they're doing their best to save plague victims.

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* While this gets briefly touched upon in the first ''PhantasyStar'' ''VideoGame/{{Phantasy Star|I}}'' game, and more expounded on in the second, the [=PS2=] game Phantasy Star Universe ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarUniverse'' features this as an apparent plot point (and background story), where the Humans have created [=CASTs=] (androids/robots), Beasts, and Newmans to inhabit the Gurhal System with them and serve as labor... but the hierarchy gets inverted quite a bit when the [=CASTs=] become the supremacists, the Beasts become resentful and rogue-ish, the Newmans become deeply religious, and the Humans still think everyone can get along. CAST speciesism and racism ensues throughout the entire game.
* Subtly implied in [[PhantasyStar [[VideoGame/PhantasyStar Algo]] here and there, with the Motavians especially; in ''II'', they live in a garbage dump because Mother Brain has terraformed the planet and destroyed their native ecosystem, and by ''IV'', Zio wipes out one of their only two established villages pretty much because he hates them. The Espers are also subject to genocide at the hands of Mother Brain, and over the course of the games become so completely reclusive that other humans on Dezolis don't trust them, even when they're doing their best to save plague victims.
12th Dec '17 7:09:13 AM MagiMecha
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** This trope is also some of the fuel between the conflicts of Eorzea and the Garlemald Empire. The Garlemald Empire came to be because the Eorzeans looked down and mocked them for being unable to use magic. In turn, when they were able to create {{Magitek}}, the Empire began to refer to them as "savages" because of their lack of technology.

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** *** This trope is also some of the fuel between the conflicts of Eorzea and the Garlemald Empire. The Garlemald Empire came to be because the Eorzeans looked down and mocked them for being unable to use magic. In turn, when they were able to create {{Magitek}}, the Empire began to refer to them as "savages" because of their lack of technology. This passes down to those who work in service of the Garlemald Empire. You can see this in Fordola rem Lupis, an Ala Mhigan girl who works under Zenos yae Galvus: when she offers up a plan to deal with the Resistance, she's told to be quiet by one of the higher ups and know her place and when she screws up and gets a major base captured, that same person mocks her for it. Interestingly, Zenos ''still'' listens to her, mostly because she has the same rage and bloodlust he does.
9th Nov '17 12:18:44 PM Kezajaws
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' takes place after a massive global war between humanity and the artificially-intelligent Omnics. Racial tensions still brew between the two throughout the world, and some of the playable characters have varying degrees of misgivings towards machines, from simple distrust (Zarya is wary of Genji, even though Genji is a human who had been converted into a cyborg, and of Omnic characters like Zenyatta and Bastion) to full-blown hostility (Torbjorn praises the British for poo-pooing on Omnics and reacts with disgust when fighting in Numbani, a city where humans and Omnics co-exist peacefully).

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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' takes place after a massive global war between humanity and the artificially-intelligent Omnics. Omnics, dubbed the Omnic Crisis. Racial tensions still brew between the two throughout the world, world. In the UK, even though the Omnics built a lot of the cities, they're still denied basic rights. Add in a terrorist attack and some assassination of an omnic monk and tensions have risen to a boiling point. Some of the playable characters have varying degrees of misgivings towards machines, from simple distrust (Zarya is wary of Genji, even though Genji is a human who had has been converted into a cyborg, and of Omnic characters like Zenyatta and Bastion) to full-blown hostility (Torbjorn praises the British for poo-pooing on denying Omnics rights and reacts with disgust when fighting in Numbani, a city where humans and Omnics co-exist peacefully).peacefully). However, they have their reasons to; Torbjorn helped design Omnics, and so blames himself for the Omnic Crisis happening in the first place. Zarya fights Omnics day by day, as a Second Omnic Crisis is ongoing in Russia.
4th Nov '17 3:41:34 AM MagiMecha
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** This trope is also some of the fuel between the conflicts of Eorzea and the Garlemald Empire. The Garlemald Empire came to be because the Eorzeans looked down and mocked them for being unable to use magic. In turn, when they were able to create {{Magitek}}, the Empire began to refer to them as "savages" because of their lack of technology.
13th Oct '17 12:32:11 PM BeerBaron
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** Similarly, the [[LongDeadBadass ancient]] [[FounderOfTheKingdom King]] Ysgramor had an extreme hatred of all elves, but especially the Falmer (Snow Elves) after they sacked and slaughtered the city of Saarthal. Ysgramor would raise an army of [[BadassArmy 500 of Atmora's greatest warriors]] and would lead them into driving the Falmer into near-extinction. Ysgramor's iconic weapon, the [[AnAxeToGrind battleaxe]] Wuuthrad, even has a screaming elf carved into it and [[WeaponOfXSlaying deals extra damage to elves]].
12th Oct '17 5:21:44 PM thatmadork
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* Tons in ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines''. Kindred vampires and [[ChineseVampire Kuei-Jin]] think of each other as abominations fit only to be destroyed. [[FurAgainstFang Werewolves despise vampires]] and will always try to kill them on sight, [[AlwaysABiggerFish and usually succeed]]. Camarilla vampires vs. Sabbat vampires... Even just the Kindred clans have bad blood between them; Gangrel are treated as savage BeastMen, [[BodyHorror Nosferatu]] are shunned for their freakish looks and often clash with the aesthetically pleasing [[VampiresAreSexGods Toreador]]. The [[BloodMagic Tremere]] reputation isn't brought up much but dialogue with Bertram and the gargoyle clan show they aren't exactly well-liked.
6th Oct '17 9:02:22 AM BeerBaron
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** Another backstory example is Pelinal Whitestrake, the legendary 1st Era hero of mankind[=/=]AxeCrazy [[TheBerserker berserker]]. Believed to have been a [[EternalHero Shezarrine]], [[GodInHumanForm physical incarnations]] of the spirit of the [[GodIsDead "dead" creator god]] Lorkhan (known to the Imperials as "[[IHaveManyNames Shezarr]]"), Pelinal came to [[FounderOfTheKingdom St. Alessia]] to serve as her [[PhysicalGod divine champion]] in the war against the [[AbusivePrecursors Ayleids]]. Pelinal essentially committed genocide on the Ayleids. Sure, they were very much {{Asshole Victim}}s who had enslaved the humans of Cyrodiil, but that's still an entire culture wiped from the face of Tamriel. The legends about him even use the word "pogroms" to describe what he had done. Additionally, he also killed many [[CatFolk Khajiit]], simply because they didn't look human. Granted, he stopped after he learned that they weren't elves, but still.
1st Oct '17 1:24:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/TheBizarreAdventuresOfWoodruffAndTheSchnibble'': Humans towards Bouzouks.



* ''WoodruffAndTheSchnibbleOfAzimuth'': Humans towards Bouzouks.
29th Sep '17 12:06:54 PM BeerBaron
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*** The Vigil of Stendarr is a ChurchMilitant order dedicated to hunting down and destroying supernatural threats to mortal life, including Daedra, Daedra worshipers, vampires, lycanthropes, and others. They frown upon Dunmer and Orsimer, for their worship of and connection to Daedric Princes (Azura/Boethiah/Mephala and Malacath, respectively), although they stop short of attacking them outright. That said, the Vigil is known to count some [[CulturalRebel Dunmer]] in their ranks.
26th Sep '17 7:03:19 AM GriffinPilgrim
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** Also from ''Andromeda'' there are the Roekaar, extremist angara. Most angara are at worst a bit stand offish around other species due to their bad experience with the kett but the Roekaar believe all aliens are just as bad and kill them all, [[BecameTheirOwnAntithesis often using many of the same tactics and terminology as the kett.]]
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