History FantasticRacism / VideoGames

29th Aug '16 2:32:49 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The entire reason why the Covenant are attempting to destroy humanity because they believe the very existence of humans is an offense to their gods. After the war, there's a still lot of hate lingering on both sides; some Covenant remnants still want to finish the job against humanity, and a number of human supremacists refuse to even consider the idea of allying with human-friendly post-Covenant factions (even though the only reason humanity survived the war to begin with was because they were able to ally with Covenant defectors).

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** The entire reason why the Covenant are attempting to destroy humanity because they believe the very existence of humans is an offense to their gods. After the war, there's a still a lot of hate lingering on both sides; some Covenant remnants still want to finish the job against humanity, and a number of human supremacists refuse to even consider the idea of allying with human-friendly post-Covenant factions aliens (even though the only reason humanity survived the war to begin with was because they were able to ally with Covenant defectors).
29th Aug '16 2:32:08 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The various species of the Covenant are shown to mostly dislike each other. The Elites see themselves as superior to all other races apart from the Prophets, with particular (and mutual) hatred for the Brutes. The Hunters respect only the Elites, and see absolutely no moral problem with arbitrarily killing lesser Covenant species. The Drones resent the superior technical expertise of the Engineers. The Grunts are oppressed and bullied by everyone else, particularly the Jackals, who themselves resent their low position in the Covenant pecking order. The Prophets generally prefer the Elites, [[spoiler:until they switched their favor to the Brutes and ordered the genocide of all Elites]]. And the entire reason why the Covenant are attempting to destroy humanity because they believe the very existence of humans is an offense to their gods.

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** The various species of the Covenant are shown to mostly dislike each other. The Elites see themselves as superior to all other races apart from the Prophets, with particular (and mutual) hatred for the Brutes. The Hunters respect only the Elites, and see absolutely no moral problem with arbitrarily killing lesser Covenant species. The Drones resent the superior technical expertise of the Engineers. The Grunts are oppressed and bullied by everyone else, particularly the Jackals, who themselves resent their low position in the Covenant pecking order. The Prophets generally prefer the Elites, [[spoiler:until they switched their favor to the Brutes and ordered the genocide of all Elites]]. And the
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entire reason why the Covenant are attempting to destroy humanity because they believe the very existence of humans is an offense to their gods.gods. After the war, there's a still lot of hate lingering on both sides; some Covenant remnants still want to finish the job against humanity, and a number of human supremacists refuse to even consider the idea of allying with human-friendly post-Covenant factions (even though the only reason humanity survived the war to begin with was because they were able to ally with Covenant defectors).
20th Aug '16 7:20:51 PM Hanz
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*** Within Turian society, [[MindOverMatter Biotics]] are ostracized and mistrusted due to their relative rarity within their race (the trilogy having only two named Turian Biotics) and as such tend to end up becoming mercenaries rather than continue service in the army.
19th Aug '16 5:55:51 PM ThatBitterTase
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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', the stateless Al Bhed tend to be looked down on by regular humans, with the Church of Yevon being particularly harsh due to the Al Bhed violating Yevon's restrictions on the use of technology. Even Wakka is shown throughout the game to be distrustful of Al Bhed, though he becomes less so the further along the story gets. For this reason, they use goggles to hide their distinctive eyes when outside their home.

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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', the stateless Al Bhed tend to be looked down on by regular humans, with the Church of Yevon being particularly harsh due to the Al Bhed violating Yevon's restrictions on the use of technology. Even Wakka is shown throughout the game to be distrustful of Al Bhed, though he becomes less so the further along the story gets. For this reason, they use goggles to hide their distinctive eyes when outside their home. In the sequel, with the Church of Yevon severely weakened (when [[spoiler:it's your god's fault everything was crap for so long]], it's hard to keep worshipers) and machina usage slowly growing, the Al Bhed are ''slightly'' more welcomed... but one of the themes of the game is how hard it is to shake old beliefs.
14th Aug '16 6:29:27 PM Preda
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* The various races of ''{{Starbound}}'' each have their own little negative history with one another, like the Florans almost eating the Hylotl civilization into extinction, something that leaves the two races in very tense relations to say the least. And on the flip side of the peacekeeping [[TheFederation Terrene Protectorate]] that the Humans created to bring peace to the galaxy, there is Occasus, an extremist organization/fanatical cult of human-supremacists determined to evict all non-human races from Earth and ultimately secure humanity as the dominant species of the Universe. And much like [[MassEffect Cerberus]] they seek to enlist an EldritchAbomination in the (very mistaken) belief that it will cleanse the universe of all "lower" nonhuman life.
21st Jul '16 6:55:45 AM ChrisX
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* ''VideoGame/{{Dota 2}}'' has Tresdin the Legion Commander. This hero formerly used the model of [[VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} Grand Marshall Garithos]] (see below), so his racist lines were used. When [[GenderFlip she]] was introduced in the game, the racism remains as she is a pro-human supremacist, but the racism can get into [[PlayedForLaughs hilarity]] as she will use the line "Never trust an X" in nearly ANY species she came across (like ''trees'')... AND several other jobs she finds disgusting (like sorcerers), as well as getting confused on some indistinguishable species (like Faceless Void), prompting a confused "Never trust a--What are you anyway?"

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* ''VideoGame/{{Dota 2}}'' has Tresdin the Legion Commander. This hero formerly used the model of [[VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} Grand Marshall Garithos]] (see below), so his racist lines were used. When [[GenderFlip she]] was introduced in the game, the racism remains as she is a pro-human supremacist, but the racism can get into [[PlayedForLaughs hilarity]] as she will use the line "Never trust an X" in nearly ANY species she came across (like ''trees'')... AND several other jobs she finds disgusting (like sorcerers), as well as getting confused on some indistinguishable species (like Faceless Void), prompting a confused "Never trust a--What are you anyway?"anyway?" The one species that looks like she hates the most? '''[[BearsAreBadNews BEARS]]'''
8th Jul '16 11:12:31 AM TheNicestGuy
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* The DLC ''Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep'' for ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'' has a twistedly-meta example. Try and follow. One of the main game's [=PCs=] is Salvador. While not as diminutive as the game's many "[[DepravedDwarf midgets]]", Sal is certainly [[PintSizedPowerhouse short and stumpy]], and his default head sports an [[BadassBeard impressive beard]]. The DLC has the players (you) controlling the same characters, but now they are effectively "[=PCs=] of [=NPCs=]", because everything is a [[DeepImmersionGaming visualization of a tabletop RPG]] that Tiny Tina is [[RPGEpisode running]] to entertain the [=PCs=] of ''{{VideoGame/Borderlands}}'' '''1''', such as Lilith. (The "real" ''Borderlands 2'' [=PCs=] are downstairs interrogating a prisoner.) One leg of the story has dwarves as the main enemies, and they all use a model based on Salvador's. Tina must have narrated this description to her players, although we don't hear it, because there is this exchange:
-->'''Lilith:''' Uh, Tina—all of these dwarves [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame look exactly like Salvador]]. That seems kind of, uh—\\
'''Tiny Tina:''' Yeah, I know, Free Lily. [[EverythingIsRacist You think it's racist or somethin'?]] I'll ask [[SomeOfMyBestFriendsAreX Sal]] downstairs if he thinks it's racist. ''[shouting]'' Hey, Salvador! Is it it okay if all of the dwarves in my campaign look like you?\\
'''Salvador:''' That is awesome!\\
'''Tiny Tina:''' BOOYAH. [[NWordPrivileges Not racist.]]
5th Jul '16 9:51:12 AM search
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* This drives the whole plot of the online trading card game "Hex: Shards of Fate". The Ardent and Underworld alliances both fight against each other, but each race within the factions has a particular hatred within the other faction. The humans started a war with the necrotic for using hexing gems to defile their sacred tombs and reanimate the corpses of their dead kings and loved ones. The nature-loving elves vehemently oppose the dwarves, who believe that their sole purpose is to use their war machines to spread destruction for the sake of destruction. Some of them are even trying to dig out so much of the underground that the entire surface world will collapse. The Shin'hare (rabbit warriors whose society is based on feudal Japan) want to conquer the whole world starting with the Coyotle (peaceful plain-dwelling coyote people who society is based on Native America) because they want to steal coyotle secrets to controlling the weather. By far the worst conflict is the one between the Orcs and the Vennen (cave dwelling spider people). They both want to wipe each other out rather than simply enslave their enemies. The Orcs use non-lethal traps against all sorts of other races so they can be put into the arena for gladiatorial combat. All except the Vennen, because they consider it an honor to feed their mountain god with either your blood or the blood of your opponent and anyone who enters the arena is given at least a little bit of respect. The vennen are an all-male race that reproduce by capturing orcs and using the as incubation slaves. The human alliance was a reluctant one because both the Orcs and the Vennen are aggressive and sadistic but the Vennen torture their prey while the Orcs at least give their opponents a chance to fight back.



* In ''VideoGame/JazzJackrabbit'' Devan Shell decides to invade Carrotus...because he read "The Tortoise and The Hare" and came to the comclusion that the lesson was "All lagomorphs are smug, superior jackasses," and decided to show them a thing or two by eradicating them.

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* In ''VideoGame/JazzJackrabbit'' Devan Shell decides to invade Carrotus...because he read "The Tortoise and The Hare" and came to the comclusion conclusion that the lesson was "All lagomorphs are smug, superior jackasses," and decided to show them a thing or two by eradicating them.
8th Jun '16 3:09:14 PM ShorinBJ
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** 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 sick his dog on you!

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** 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 sick sic his dog on you!
5th Jun '16 11:02:11 AM nombretomado
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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.

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* While this gets briefly touched upon in the first ''PhantasyStar'' game, and more expounded on in the second, the PS2 [=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.
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