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9th Jul '16 8:56:26 PM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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Bob knows that Alice is stupid: She's a woman, and women are stupid - never mind that Alice has a [=PhD=] and an IQ of 150, she's still a woman... and women are stupid, thus Alice is stupid. If Bob finally accepts that Alice is indeed smart, he might resort to [[NoTrueScotsman claiming that she is not "really" a woman]]. Bonus points if Bob uses Alice [[LogicBomb not being stupid as an example of the principle that women are stupid]] - either because [[NoTrueScotsman she's too smart to be a real woman,]] or as [[InsaneTrollLogic "the exception that verifies the rule".]] Also bonus points if "Alice" isn't even a woman, and Bob [[StrawAffiliation simply assumed a neutral Internet nickname to be female because he thinks the person is stupid]]. Alternatively, Alice actually does something stupid one single time - and Bob draws the conclusion that she is (and all other women are) ''always'' stupid.

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Bob knows that Alice is stupid: She's a woman, and women are stupid - never mind that Alice has a [=PhD=] and an IQ of 150, she's still a woman... and women are stupid, thus Alice is stupid. If Bob finally accepts that Alice is indeed smart, he might resort to [[NoTrueScotsman claiming that she is not "really" not]] ''[[NoTrueScotsman really]]'' [[NoTrueScotsman a woman]]. Bonus points if Bob uses Alice [[LogicBomb not being stupid as an example of the principle that women are stupid]] - either because [[NoTrueScotsman she's too smart to be a real woman,]] or as [[InsaneTrollLogic "the exception that verifies the rule".]] Also bonus points if "Alice" isn't even a woman, and Bob [[StrawAffiliation simply assumed a neutral Internet nickname to be female because he thinks the person is stupid]]. Alternatively, Alice actually does something stupid one single time - and Bob draws the conclusion that she is (and all other women are) ''always'' stupid.
9th Jul '16 6:58:26 PM Katsuhagi
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** In general mages are looked down upon [[FantasticRacism even more than in the rest of Thedas]], being treated essentially as animals that need to be leashed like mad dogs. If a Mage Hawke in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' manages to win their respect then clearly they're not a mage, they're just a perfectly ordinary person who happens to have innate magical powers.

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** In general mages are looked down upon [[FantasticRacism even more than in the rest of Thedas]], being treated essentially as animals that need to be leashed like mad dogs. If a [[PlayerCharacter Mage Hawke Hawke]] in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' manages to win their respect then clearly they're not he/she isn't a mage, they're he/she is just a perfectly ordinary person who happens to have innate magical powers.
5th Jul '16 8:11:44 PM Katsuhagi
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** If a female Warden recruits Sten in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', a conversation will eventually ensue where he states that he doesn't believe you're a woman, because Qunari women cannot be warriors. Despite the deep cultural divide, you can eventually make him respect the Warden as a warrior. In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' The Iron Bull states that even though he's lived among non-Qunari long enough that the culture shock is less severe than Sten's he still mentally categorizes female fighters like Cassandra as men in his mind. He also states that Qunari women ''can'' in fact be warriors if the show particular talent in that area -- they just [[LoopholeAbuse get treated like men]] for all intents and purposes.

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** If a female Warden recruits Sten in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', a conversation will eventually ensue where he states that he doesn't believe you're a woman, because Qunari women cannot be warriors. Despite the deep cultural divide, you can eventually make him respect the Warden as a warrior. In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' The Iron Bull states that even though he's lived among non-Qunari long enough that the culture shock is less severe than Sten's he still mentally categorizes female fighters like Cassandra as men in his mind. He also states that Qunari women ''can'' in fact be warriors if the show particular talent in that area -- they just [[LoopholeAbuse get treated like men]] for all intents and purposes. This also means that they're very accepting of transgender people, because as they see it if someone's living life as a particular gender then they are that gender, biology be damned.
5th Jul '16 8:04:22 PM Katsuhagi
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** If a female Warden recruits Sten in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', a conversation will eventually ensue where he states that he doesn't believe you're a woman, because Qunari women cannot be warriors. Despite the deep cultural divide, you can eventually make him respect the Warden as a warrior.
** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' The Iron Bull states that even though he's lived among non-Qunari long enough that the culture shock is less severe than Sten's he still mentally categorizes female fighters like Cassandra as men in his mind. He also states that Qunari women ''can'' in fact be warriors if the show particular talent in that area -- they just [[LoopholeAbuse get treated like men]] for all intents and purposes.

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** If a female Warden recruits Sten in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', a conversation will eventually ensue where he states that he doesn't believe you're a woman, because Qunari women cannot be warriors. Despite the deep cultural divide, you can eventually make him respect the Warden as a warrior.
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warrior. In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' The Iron Bull states that even though he's lived among non-Qunari long enough that the culture shock is less severe than Sten's he still mentally categorizes female fighters like Cassandra as men in his mind. He also states that Qunari women ''can'' in fact be warriors if the show particular talent in that area -- they just [[LoopholeAbuse get treated like men]] for all intents and purposes.purposes.
** In general mages are looked down upon [[FantasticRacism even more than in the rest of Thedas]], being treated essentially as animals that need to be leashed like mad dogs. If a Mage Hawke in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' manages to win their respect then clearly they're not a mage, they're just a perfectly ordinary person who happens to have innate magical powers.
5th Jul '16 7:57:40 PM Katsuhagi
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* If a female Warden recruits Sten in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', a conversation will eventually ensue where he states that he doesn't believe you're a woman, because qunari women cannot be warriors. Despite the deep cultural divide, you can eventually make him respect the Warden as a warrior.

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* Happens several times with [[ScaryDogmaticAliens the Qunari]] in ''Franchise/DragonAge'' due to their extremely rigid society.
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If a female Warden recruits Sten in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', a conversation will eventually ensue where he states that he doesn't believe you're a woman, because qunari Qunari women cannot be warriors. Despite the deep cultural divide, you can eventually make him respect the Warden as a warrior.warrior.
** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' The Iron Bull states that even though he's lived among non-Qunari long enough that the culture shock is less severe than Sten's he still mentally categorizes female fighters like Cassandra as men in his mind. He also states that Qunari women ''can'' in fact be warriors if the show particular talent in that area -- they just [[LoopholeAbuse get treated like men]] for all intents and purposes.
27th Jun '16 10:54:56 AM JusticeReaper
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* ''Series/StreetJustice'': The race-prejudice variant forms part of the plot of "Black or Blue," where Willis is suspected of shooting a white pizzeria-owner simply because he's a black man who happened to be in a predominantly white part of town at the absolute wrong time.
20th Apr '16 8:53:54 AM Berrenta
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** In Disgaea 5, it's mentioned that Demons seem to suffer from a little bit of this toward Angels; explaining why [[spoiler:Christo hid his identity the way he did]]. To be fair, they have [[FreudianExcuse been the ire of every known Angel for who-knows-how-long]]. (Heck, it's even a voice option for the Male Angel class!) [[ItGetsBetter If the possibility of this being a prequel is true, however....]]

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** In Disgaea 5, it's mentioned that Demons seem to suffer from a little bit of this toward Angels; explaining why [[spoiler:Christo hid his identity the way he did]]. To be fair, they have [[FreudianExcuse been the ire of every known Angel for who-knows-how-long]]. (Heck, it's even a voice option for the Male Angel class!) [[ItGetsBetter If the possibility of this being a prequel is true, however....]]
20th Apr '16 7:15:52 AM Berrenta
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* The Angels in the ''Disgaea'' series hinge in and out of this. Angels generally believe that Demons are pure evil [[FantasticRacism solely because they're demons]]. As Angels see themselves as harbingers of complete good, they lump every Demon into the category of "evil" just because. [[ItGetsBetter Recent games imply that they're slowly starting to change]].

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* The Angels in the ''Disgaea'' series hinge in and out of this. Angels generally believe that Demons are pure evil [[FantasticRacism solely because they're demons]]. As Angels see themselves as harbingers of complete good, they lump every Demon into the category of "evil" just because. [[ItGetsBetter Recent games imply that they're slowly starting to change]].change.
15th Mar '16 6:26:29 PM konekootome
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* From ''FanFic/SaviorOfDemons'':
-->Goku: "It's simple, Frieza. I don't like to see anyone, regardless of who they are, getting hurt. Not even someone like you. If you can't fight back, well, fighting's no fun." He shrugged.
-->Frieza: "Th-that's impossible!" Frieza spluttered, "You're a Saiyan, and as such you are [[BloodKnight bloodthirsty by nature!]]"
6th Mar '16 5:18:40 PM klom99
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* The Angels in the ''Disgaea'' series hinge in and out of this. Angels generally believe that Demons are pure evil [[FantasticRacism solely because they're demons. As Angels see themselves as harbingers of complete good, they lump every Demon into the category of "evil" just because. [[ItGetsBetter Recent games imply that they're slowly starting to change]].

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* The Angels in the ''Disgaea'' series hinge in and out of this. Angels generally believe that Demons are pure evil [[FantasticRacism solely because they're demons.demons]]. As Angels see themselves as harbingers of complete good, they lump every Demon into the category of "evil" just because. [[ItGetsBetter Recent games imply that they're slowly starting to change]].
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