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* The Bug "Edgar" from ''Film/MenInBlack'' uses several of these, including "monkey boy", "meat-sack", "milk-suckers", and "unevolved, undeveloped, barely conscious pond scum totally convinced of their own superiority as they scurry about their short pointless lives." Agent K comments on the Bug's "massive inferiority complex" at one point.
* There are two kinds of humans in the movie ''Film/{{Surrogates}}''. Those that use their animatronic counterparts, and those who don't. Those who do always refer to those who don't as "meatbags" as an insult because they refuse to openly embrace the cultural norm.
* In ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'', the Psychlos typically refer to humans as "man-animals."
* Variation: In the ''Film/TransformersFilmSeries'' Decepticons typically refer to humans as insects. In the first few instances, it seems to be related most directly to our [[PunyEarthlings size and relative lack of advancement]], but ''Film/RevengeOfTheFallen'' raises a more humorous possibility: The Decepticons know that the overwhelming majority of earth's animal life is arthropods, and going by the Fallen's address to "The Human Hive", [[HumansThroughAlienEyes they don't realize Humans aren't amongst them.]]
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/TheFifthElement''. During a police shakedown, Corbin is asked if he identifies as human, only for him to respond with "Er, negative. I am a meat popsicle."
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[[folder:Film -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'', the Psychlos typically refer to humans as "man-animals".
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/TheFifthElement''. During a police shakedown, Korben Dallas is asked if he identifies as human, only for him to respond with "Er, negative. I am a meat popsicle."
* The Bug "Edgar" from ''Film/MenInBlack'' uses several of these, including "monkey boy", "meat-sack", "milk-suckers", and "unevolved, undeveloped, barely conscious pond scum totally convinced of their own superiority as they scurry about their short pointless lives." Agent K comments on the Bug's "massive inferiority complex" at one point.
* There are two kinds of humans in the movie ''Film/{{Surrogates}}''. Those that use their animatronic counterparts, and those who don't. Those who do always refer to those who don't as "meatbags" as an insult because they refuse to openly embrace the cultural norm.
* Variation: In the ''Film/TransformersFilmSeries'' Decepticons typically refer to humans as insects. In the first few instances, it seems to be related most directly to our [[PunyEarthlings size and relative lack of advancement]], but ''Film/RevengeOfTheFallen'' raises a more humorous possibility: The Decepticons know that the overwhelming majority of earth's animal life is arthropods, and going by the Fallen's address to "The Human Hive", [[HumansThroughAlienEyes they don't realize Humans aren't amongst them.]]
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* The [[OurVampiresAreDifferent White Court and Red Court vampires]] of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' refer to mortals as "kine" and "cattle" respectively, because they see humans as little more than herd animals for them to eat. The White Court also refer to wizards as "freaks", and Harry explains, "Wizards are deer who can call down the lightning and whip up firestorms. From that perspective, we're fairly freakish." This trope is neatly encapsulated in this exchange from ''Literature/{{Changes}}'':
-->'''[[spoiler:Duchess Arianna Ortega]]:''' ''[[[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impaled on several icicles]]]'' C-cattle. You are cattle.\\
'''Harry:''' [[PreMortemOneLiner Moo]]. ''[[[StuffBlowingUp Boom]]]''
* In ''Literature/BelisariusSeries'', when Aide is exasperated with 6th century humans, he calls them "protoplasmic".

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* The [[OurVampiresAreDifferent White Court and Red Court vampires]] of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' [[PuppeteerParasite Yeerks]] in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' sometimes refer to mortals as "kine" and "cattle" respectively, because they see humans as little more than herd animals for them "meat", comparing their use of humans as hosts to eat. The White Court also refer to wizards as "freaks", and Harry explains, "Wizards are deer who can call down the lightning and whip up firestorms. From that perspective, we're fairly freakish." This trope is neatly encapsulated in humans eating cattle. Aftran verbalizes this exchange from ''Literature/{{Changes}}'':
-->'''[[spoiler:Duchess Arianna Ortega]]:''' ''[[[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impaled on several icicles]]]'' C-cattle. You are cattle.\\
'''Harry:''' [[PreMortemOneLiner Moo]]. ''[[[StuffBlowingUp Boom]]]''
* In ''Literature/BelisariusSeries'', when Aide is exasperated with 6th century humans, he calls them "protoplasmic".
in ''The Departure'': "You're our meat, moo moo".



* In ''Literature/BelisariusSeries'', when Aide is exasperated with 6th century humans, he calls them "protoplasmic".



* In ''Literature/BloodAndChocolate'', the werewolves refer to humans as "meat-people". This is considered very offensive by the werewolf community despite the fact that humans are unaware of their existence, because they've been trying to stop their kind thinking of humans as meat to be consumed for generations. They've had... ''limited'' success.



* The [[PuppeteerParasite Yeerks]] in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' sometimes refer to humans as "meat", comparing their use of humans as hosts to humans eating cattle. Aftran verbalizes this in ''The Departure'': "You're our meat, moo moo".
* The Race in Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''Literature/{{Worldwar}}'' series call humans Big Uglies (when they're being polite they use Tosevite, as Tosev is their name for our Sun and Tosev 3 the name for our planet). Also inverted in that humans refer to the Race as "Lizards" just as often.
* In the ''Literature/{{Skinned}}'' series, the mechs (humans who had [[BrainUploading their brains uploaded]] into androids after their actual bodies are destroyed) call humans "orgs", as in "organic".
* At one point in ''[[Literature/CiaphasCain Caves of Ice]]'', the techpriest Logash (angry at being denied the chance to investigate [[spoiler:a Necron tomb]]) bitterly refers to "typical meatbag behavior". Given the massive ShoutOut quotient of the series, this is likely a callout to the TropeCodifier. Notably, throughout both the series and 40K in general, regular humans call techpriests "cogboys".

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* The [[PuppeteerParasite Yeerks]] Robots in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' sometimes refer to humans as "meat", comparing their use of humans as hosts to humans eating cattle. Aftran verbalizes this in ''The Departure'': "You're our meat, moo moo".
* The Race in Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''Literature/{{Worldwar}}'' series
the ''Literature/{{Cyberiad}}'' usually call humans Big Uglies (when they're being polite they use Tosevite, as Tosev is their name for our Sun "palefaces", but occasional "meatbag" still appears here and Tosev 3 the name for our planet). Also inverted in that humans refer to the Race as "Lizards" just as often.
* In the ''Literature/{{Skinned}}'' series, the mechs (humans who had [[BrainUploading their brains uploaded]] into androids after their actual bodies are destroyed) call humans "orgs", as in "organic".
* At one point in ''[[Literature/CiaphasCain Caves of Ice]]'', the techpriest Logash (angry at being denied the chance to investigate [[spoiler:a Necron tomb]]) bitterly refers to "typical meatbag behavior". Given the massive ShoutOut quotient of the series, this is likely a callout to the TropeCodifier. Notably, throughout both the series and 40K in general, regular humans call techpriests "cogboys".
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* Robots in the ''{{Cyberiad}}'' usually call humans "palefaces", but occasional "meatbag" still appears here and there.
* Chapter 6 of ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'' contains this exchange:
-->'''Dorothy:''' He is my dog, Toto.\\
'''Cowardly Lion:''' Is he made of tin, or stuffed?\\
'''Dorothy:''' Neither. He's a--a--a meat dog.
* In ''Literature/BloodAndChocolate'', the werewolves refer to humans as "meat-people". This is considered very offensive by the werewolf community despite the fact that humans are unaware of their existence, because they've been trying to stop their kind thinking of humans as meat to be consumed for generations. They've had...''limited'' success.
* In 1990, ''Omni'' magazine published Terry Bisson's [[http://www.terrybisson.com/page6/page6.html They're Made Out of Meat]]. Internet memes have never been the same since.

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* Robots in the ''{{Cyberiad}}'' usually call ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': The [[OurVampiresAreDifferent White Court and Red Court vampires]] refer to mortals as "kine" and "cattle" respectively, because they see humans "palefaces", but occasional "meatbag" still appears here as little more than herd animals for them to eat. The White Court also refer to wizards as "freaks", and there.
* Chapter 6 of ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'' contains
Harry explains, "Wizards are deer who can call down the lightning and whip up firestorms. From that perspective, we're fairly freakish." This trope is neatly encapsulated in this exchange:
-->'''Dorothy:''' He is my dog, Toto.
exchange from ''Literature/{{Changes}}'':
-->'''[[spoiler:Duchess Arianna Ortega]]:''' ''[[[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impaled on several icicles]]]'' C-cattle. You are cattle.
\\
'''Cowardly Lion:''' Is he made of tin, or stuffed?\\
'''Dorothy:''' Neither. He's a--a--a meat dog.
* In ''Literature/BloodAndChocolate'', the werewolves refer to humans as "meat-people". This is considered very offensive by the werewolf community despite the fact that humans are unaware of their existence, because they've been trying to stop their kind thinking of humans as meat to be consumed for generations. They've had...''limited'' success.
* In 1990, ''Omni'' magazine published Terry Bisson's [[http://www.terrybisson.com/page6/page6.html They're Made Out of Meat]]. Internet memes have never been the same since.
'''Harry:''' [[PreMortemOneLiner Moo]]. ''[[[StuffBlowingUp Boom]]]''



* ''Literature/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'': "Meatbag" is a derogatory term used by some droids for humans.

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* ''Literature/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'': In the ''Literature/{{Skinned}}'' series, the mechs (humans who had [[BrainUploading their brains uploaded]] into androids after their actual bodies are destroyed) call humans "orgs", as in "organic".
* ''Literature/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'':
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"Meatbag" is a derogatory term used by some droids for humans.humans.
** ''[[Literature/AftermathEmpiresEnd Empire's End]]'' has a moment where psychotic droid Mister Bones says "meatbag", in a clear reference to the much-beloved [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic HK-47]].
* In 1990, ''Omni'' magazine published Terry Bisson's ''[[http://www.terrybisson.com/page6/page6.html They're Made Out of Meat]]''. Internet memes have never been the same since.



* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
** At one point in ''[[Literature/CiaphasCain Caves of Ice]]'', the techpriest Logash (angry at being denied the chance to investigate [[spoiler:a Necron tomb]]) bitterly refers to "typical meatbag behavior". Given the massive ShoutOut quotient of the series, this is likely a callout to the TropeCodifier. Notably, throughout both the series and 40K in general, regular humans call techpriests "cogboys".
* Chapter 6 of ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'' contains this exchange:
-->'''Dorothy:''' He is my dog, Toto.\\
'''Cowardly Lion:''' Is he made of tin, or stuffed?\\
'''Dorothy:''' Neither. He's a--a--a meat dog.
* The Race in Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''Literature/{{Worldwar}}'' series call humans Big Uglies (when they're being polite they use Tosevite, as Tosev is their name for our Sun and Tosev 3 the name for our planet). Also inverted in that humans refer to the Race as "Lizards" just as often.



* In the "Home Soil" episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', the universal translator interprets a silicon-based lifeform's name for humans as "ugly giant bags of mostly water". (Data actually agrees that "mostly water" is an accurate description, and the "ugly" part may have been justified by the fact that the creatures were angry over the deaths of several of their own at the hands of a {{Jerkass}} terraformer who didn't believe them intelligent.)



* In ''Series/{{Defiance}}'', racist [[HumanAliens castithans]] call humans "pink skins". While humans have variations in skin from very pale to black ([[HumansAreWhite not that the originators of the phrase knew that]]), castithan skin is always white with only slight discoloration around their eyes.



* In the "Home Soil" episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', the universal translator interprets a silicon-based lifeform's name for humans as "ugly giant bags of mostly water". (Data actually agrees that "mostly water" is an accurate description, and the "ugly" part may have been justified by the fact that the creatures were angry over the deaths of several of their own at the hands of a {{Jerkass}} terraformer who didn't believe them intelligent.)



* In ''Series/{{Defiance}}'', racist [[HumanAliens castithans]] call humans "pink skins". While humans have variations in skin from very pale to black ([[HumansAreWhite not that the originators of the phrase knew that]]), castithan skin is always white with only slight discoloration around their eyes.



* The Blakist Jihad in the ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' universe introduced the Word's heavily cybered-up Manei Domini operatives and their lovely nickname for baseline humans lacking similar enhancements: "frails".



* In some of the supplemental material to ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' (ex. the Word Bearer novels), the more [[HollywoodCyborg augmented]] and thus higher-ranking Magi of the Adeptus Mechanicus tend to refer to humans (and aliens) as "flesh units". This often includes themselves, out of humility for not being fully robotic.
* The Blakist Jihad in the ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' universe introduced the Word's heavily cybered-up Manei Domini operatives and their lovely nickname for baseline humans lacking similar enhancements: "frails".

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* In some of the supplemental material to ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' (ex. the Word Bearer novels), the more [[HollywoodCyborg augmented]] and thus higher-ranking Magi of the Adeptus Mechanicus tend to refer to humans (and aliens) as "flesh units". This often includes themselves, out of humility for not being fully robotic.
* The Blakist Jihad in the ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' universe introduced the Word's heavily cybered-up Manei Domini operatives and their lovely nickname for baseline humans lacking similar enhancements: "frails".
robotic.



* HK-47 in ''Franchise/StarWars: VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' is very fond of the term "meatbag" when describing living beings. Interestingly, it didn't start out as a slur for all [[FantasticRacism organics]]. HK-47, when asked to describe [[spoiler: Darth Malak]], called him a meatbag, and [[spoiler: Darth Revan]] found it so hilarious that he programmed HK-47 to refer to all organics as such. In the sequel, HK-47 dislikes the gray HK-50 droids that repeatedly try to kill the exile, partly because they say organics instead meatbags.
* In a ShoutOut to HK above, Omega calls organics "meat bag" in ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles''.

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* HK-47 in ''Franchise/StarWars: VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' is very fond of In ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'', An infurated [=CU5TM-TP=] loses his temper at the term "meatbag" Meriff when describing living beings. Interestingly, it didn't start out as a slur for all [[FantasticRacism organics]]. HK-47, when asked to describe [[spoiler: Darth Malak]], called him a meatbag, and [[spoiler: Darth Revan]] found it so hilarious unfolds that he programmed HK-47 the Meriff has been trying to woo a geisha robot.
-->'''[=CU5TM-TP=]:''' Huxter T. Meredith, you are hereby under arrest for violating Elpis ethical code 3110, forbidding unlicensed interplay between-- OH MY ''GOD,'' you ''stole my girlfriend,'' you meatbag! OPEN! THIS! DOOR!
* ''[[{{VideoGame/Dystopia}} Dystopia]]'' commonly uses meatsack
to refer to all organics as such. In a body in the sequel, HK-47 dislikes the gray HK-50 droids that repeatedly try to kill the exile, partly because they say organics real world, or meatspace, instead meatbags.
* In a ShoutOut
of {{Cyberspace}}. Some of the insults for the (mostly) robotic heavy armor uses meatbags to HK above, Omega calls organics "meat bag" in ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles''.refer to mediums and lights.



* ''[[{{VideoGame/Dystopia}} Dystopia]]'' commonly uses meatsack to refer to a body in the real world, or meatspace, instead of {{Cyberspace}}. Some of the insults for the (mostly) robotic heavy armor uses meatbags to refer to mediums and lights.
* ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'''s Dr. Nefarious likes to refer to non-robots, especially Ratchet, as "squishies".
* One of the insults available to Bots in ''{{VideoGame/Tribes}}'' is to call the other players ''"Inefficient Meat Bags."''
* A "not intended as an insult" example - when ''VideoGame/StarControlII'''s Slylandro are bid farewell with "Goodbye, Slylandro gas bags!" they cheerfully reply "Goodbye, human fluid sack!"

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* ''[[{{VideoGame/Dystopia}} Dystopia]]'' commonly uses meatsack ''VideoGame/FreakingMeatbags'' : It's right there in the title. The titular meatbags are the humans you convince to help you mine planets. However they're lazy, and rather inept at self defence. Fortunately, you have gene splicing technology and a lot of resources to gather, so they very quickly stop being merely human.
* The violent Mantises in ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'' sometimes
refer to a body in your crew as "stupid meatsacks". Oddly enough, the real world, or meatspace, instead of {{Cyberspace}}. Some of partially-robotic Engi make no such insults. Also, the insults for the (mostly) robotic heavy armor uses meatbags to refer to mediums Mantis are exactly what they sound like (man-sized mantises), and lights.
* ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'''s Dr. Nefarious likes to refer to non-robots, especially Ratchet, as "squishies".
* One of the insults available to Bots in ''{{VideoGame/Tribes}}'' is to call the other players ''"Inefficient Meat Bags."''
* A "not intended as an insult" example -
still spurt green blood when ''VideoGame/StarControlII'''s Slylandro are bid farewell with "Goodbye, Slylandro gas bags!" they cheerfully reply "Goodbye, human fluid sack!"die, so they too are meaty, just not meat "sacks". Maybe "meatshells"?



* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'': RobotGirl Orianna refers to organics as "soft things."
* The violent Mantises in ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'' sometimes refer to your crew as "stupid meatsacks." Oddly enough, the partially-robotic Engi make no such insults. Also, the Mantis are exactly what they sound like (man-sized mantises), and still spurt green blood when they die, so they too are meaty, just not meat "sacks". Maybe "meatshells"?
* In ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'', An infurated [=CU5TM-TP=] loses his temper at the Meriff when it unfolds that the Meriff has been trying to woo a geisha robot.
-->'''[=CU5TM-TP=]:''' Huxter T. Meredith, you are hereby under arrest for violating Elpis ethical code 3110, forbidding unlicensed interplay between-- OH MY ''GOD,'' you ''stole my girlfriend,'' you meatbag! OPEN! THIS! DOOR!
* In the ''Xtended'' GameMod for ''[[Videogame/{{X}} X3: Terran Conflict]]'', a [=GalNet=] reporter interviews a [[ProudWarriorRace Split warrior]] who has replaced 60% of his body with cybernetics to become the ultimate warrior, and plans to continue til he's a BrainInAJar encased in a warbot. He claims that he could crush the "meatbag" reporter [[{{Microts}} in a sezura]].

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* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'': ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'':
**
RobotGirl Orianna refers to organics as "soft things."
* The violent Mantises in ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'' sometimes refer to your crew as "stupid meatsacks." Oddly enough,
things".
** [[RobotBuddy Blitzcrank]],
the partially-robotic Engi make no such insults. Also, least human-looking of the Mantis are exactly what they sound like (man-sized mantises), robotic champions, refers to organic beings as "fleshling", and still spurt green blood when they die, so they too are meaty, just not meat "sacks". Maybe "meatshells"?
* In ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'', An infurated [=CU5TM-TP=] loses his temper at the Meriff when it unfolds that the Meriff has been trying to woo a geisha robot.
-->'''[=CU5TM-TP=]:''' Huxter T. Meredith, you are hereby under arrest for violating Elpis ethical code 3110, forbidding unlicensed interplay between-- OH MY ''GOD,'' you ''stole my girlfriend,'' you meatbag! OPEN! THIS! DOOR!
* In the ''Xtended'' GameMod for ''[[Videogame/{{X}} X3: Terran Conflict]]'', a [=GalNet=] reporter interviews a [[ProudWarriorRace Split warrior]] who has replaced 60% of his body with cybernetics to become the ultimate warrior, and plans to continue til he's a BrainInAJar encased
always in a warbot. He claims that he could crush malicious manner. Outside of the "meatbag" reporter [[{{Microts}} in League, he apparently runs a sezura]].[[TheMatchmaker dating service]], appropriately enough called ''"Blitzcrank's Fleshling Compatability Service"''.



* ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'''s Dr. Nefarious likes to refer to non-robots, especially Ratchet, as "squishies".
* In a ShoutOut to HK below, Omega calls organics "meat bag" in ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles''.
* A "not intended as an insult" example - when ''VideoGame/StarControlII'''s Slylandro are bid farewell with "Goodbye, Slylandro gas bags!" they cheerfully reply "Goodbye, human fluid sack!"
* HK-47 in ''Franchise/{{Star Wars|Legends}}: VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' is very fond of the term "meatbag" when describing living beings. Interestingly, it didn't start out as a slur for all [[FantasticRacism organics]]. HK-47, when asked to describe [[spoiler:Darth Malak]], called him a meatbag, and [[spoiler:Darth Revan]] found it so hilarious that he programmed HK-47 to refer to all organics as such. In the sequel, HK-47 dislikes the gray HK-50 droids that repeatedly try to kill the exile, partly because they say "organics" instead of "meatbags".



* [[RobotBuddy Blitzcrank]], the least human-looking of the robotic champions in ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends,'' refers to organic beings as "fleshling," and not always in a malicious manner. Outside of the League, he apparently runs a [[TheMatchmaker dating service,]] appropriately enough called ''"Blitzcrank's Fleshling Compatability Service."''

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* [[RobotBuddy Blitzcrank]], the least human-looking One of the robotic champions insults available to Bots in ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends,'' refers ''{{VideoGame/Tribes}}'' is to organic beings as "fleshling," and not always in a malicious manner. Outside of call the League, he apparently runs a [[TheMatchmaker dating service,]] appropriately enough called ''"Blitzcrank's Fleshling Compatability Service.other players ''"Inefficient Meat Bags."''



* ''VideoGame/FreakingMeatbags'' : It's right there in the title. The titular meatbags are the humans you convince to help you mine planets. However they're lazy, and rather inept at self defence. Fortunately, you have gene splicing technology and a lot of resources to gather, so they very quickly stop being merely human.

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* ''VideoGame/FreakingMeatbags'' : It's right there in In the title. The titular meatbags are ''Xtended'' GameMod for ''[[Videogame/{{X}} X3: Terran Conflict]]'', a [=GalNet=] reporter interviews a [[ProudWarriorRace Split warrior]] who has replaced 60% of his body with cybernetics to become the humans you convince to help you mine planets. However they're lazy, ultimate warrior, and rather inept at self defence. Fortunately, you have gene splicing technology and a lot of resources plans to gather, so they very quickly stop being merely human.continue til he's a BrainInAJar encased in a warbot. He claims that he could crush the "meatbag" reporter [[{{Microts}} in a sezura]].



* ''Webcomic/{{Apothecia}}'''s alien has generally creative insults for Jessie. For example, in the first few pages, he calls her a "meat wheel" and a "limb treat".



* In ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'', R2/Pete calls humans exactly this, especially if they treat droids as mindless machines. There's a whole undercurrent of tense droid/human relations that isn't in the films at all.
* In ''Webcomic/TheDemonArchives'', the AI Jane refers affectionately to her human partner, Tenzin, as a meatbag.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'', the Kliks are an extradimensional species made of spheres of inorganic matter with two arms and a mouth. Ward, the sole Klik able to speak (thanks to having eaten a TalkingWeapon), addresses dwarves/elves/humans with such niceties as "bag of floppy organs" or "pile of wet idiocy".



* In ''Webcomic/{{Nukees}}'' Teri is usually more creative, calling her creator things like "wetware" and "hydrocarbon".



* As part of her {{Flanderization}}, Aegis in ''Webcomic/Persona3FTW'' refers to humans as meat sacks now and then.



* In ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'', Ultra Car calls humans "meatsacks" and is generally vocal about her disgust for biological processes such as mating. Becoming a RobotGirl and dating Malaya only tones this down slightly.



* In ''Webcomic/TheDemonArchives'', the AI Jane refers affectionately to her human partner, Tenzin, as a meatbag.
* In ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'', R2/Pete calls humans exactly this, especially if they treat droids as mindless machines. There's a whole undercurrent of tense droid/human relations that isn't in the films at all.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Nukees}}'' Teri is usually more creative, calling her creator things like "wetware" and "hydrocarbon".
* In ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'', Ultra Car calls humans "meatsacks" and is generally vocal about her disgust for biological processes such as mating. Becoming a RobotGirl and dating Malaya only tones this down slightly.
* ''Webcomic/{{Apothecia}}'''s alien has generally creative insults for Jessie. For example, in the first few pages, he calls her a "meat wheel" and a "limb treat."
* In ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'', the Kliks are an extradimensional species made of spheres of inorganic matter with two arms and a mouth. Ward, the sole Klik able to speak (thanks to having eaten a TalkingWeapon), addresses dwarves/elves/humans with such niceties as "bag of floppy organs" or "pile of wet idiocy".
* As part of her {{Flanderization}}, Aegis in ''Webcomic/Persona3FTW'' refers to humans as meat sacks now and then.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'':
** In one episode, Jimmy and Co. meet a four-armed alien called the Junk Man. After his scanner mentions how the majority of their mass is water, he calls the humans "water sacks".
** Also, in the "Win, Lose, or Ka-Blam" special, the alien BigBad frequently called the main characters "jelly bags".



* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'':
** In one episode, Jimmy and Co. meet a four-armed alien called the Junk Man. After his scanner mentions how the majority of their mass is water, he calls the humans "water sacks".
** Also, in the "Win, Lose, or Ka-Blam" special, the alien BigBad frequently called the main characters "jelly bags".

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'':
**
In one episode, Jimmy and Co. meet a four-armed alien called the Junk Man. After his scanner mentions how the majority of their mass is water, he calls the ''WesternAnimation/{{Inhumanoids}}'', subterranean races refer to humans "water sacks".
** Also, in
as "fleshlings"; the "Win, Lose, or Ka-Blam" special, friendlier ones make an effort to use the correct word once they're told what it is.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'',
the alien BigBad frequently called Orbitons have the main characters "jelly bags".tendency to call Mixel Land-based Mixels "inferior planetoids".
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' movie "Escape from Cluster Prime", [[TheDragon Smytus]] calls Brad a meatbag as he's about to throw him to his death, which leads Tuck to correct him that human bodies are 65% water.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' movie "Escape from Cluster Prime", [[TheDragon Smytus]] calls Brad a meatbag as he's about to throw him to his death, which leads Tuck to correct him that human bodies are 65% water.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Inhumanoids}}'', subterranean races refer to humans as "fleshlings"; the friendlier ones make an effort to use the correct word once they're told what it is.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'', the alien Orbitons have the tendency to call Mixel Land-based Mixels "inferior planetoids".


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* ''VideoGame/FreakingMeatbags'' : It's right there in the title. The titular meatbags are the humans you convince to help you mine planets. However they're lazy, and rather inept at self defence. Fortunately, you have gene splicing technology and a lot of resources to gather, so they very quickly stop being merely human.
29th May '17 5:33:23 AM cybertoy0
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* In ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi'', Penny tries to brush off suspicions of being a robot by claiming to be "a normal meat-person, just like you!" (All said with a cheerful smile)
6th May '17 7:44:16 PM nombretomado
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* Variation: In the ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'' Decepticons typically refer to humans as insects. In the first few instances, it seems to be related most directly to our [[PunyEarthlings size and relative lack of advancement]], but ''Film/RevengeOfTheFallen'' raises a more humorous possibility: The Decepticons know that the overwhelming majority of earth's animal life is arthropods, and going by the Fallen's address to "The Human Hive", [[HumansThroughAlienEyes they don't realize Humans aren't amongst them.]]

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* Variation: In the ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'' ''Film/TransformersFilmSeries'' Decepticons typically refer to humans as insects. In the first few instances, it seems to be related most directly to our [[PunyEarthlings size and relative lack of advancement]], but ''Film/RevengeOfTheFallen'' raises a more humorous possibility: The Decepticons know that the overwhelming majority of earth's animal life is arthropods, and going by the Fallen's address to "The Human Hive", [[HumansThroughAlienEyes they don't realize Humans aren't amongst them.]]
28th Feb '17 6:48:51 AM AFP
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* In many of the ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' games, the [[CatFolk Kilrathi]] will refer to humans as "Hairless Apes", among other things. The humans, in term, like to refer to the Kilrathi as cats, kitties, furballs, or [[GratuitousSpanish Gato]].
20th Feb '17 9:50:17 AM JoeMerl
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** In season 2, the Light's mysterious new partner has a penchant for calling people "meat". [[spoiler:Turns out he's a machine that uses people as hosts, like the Blue Beetle but with the machine in full control.]] His superiors, the Reach, also call humans "meat", which makes sense since they value humans as future slaves and lab rats.

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** In season 2, the Light's mysterious new partner has a penchant for calling people "meat". [[spoiler:Turns out he's a machine that uses people as hosts, like the Blue Beetle but with the machine in full control.]] His superiors, the Reach, also call humans "meat", which makes sense since they value humans as future slaves and lab rats. (Interestingly [[KidFromTheFuture Bart]], who's from a BadFuture where the Reach rule the Earth, also uses "meat" as a pejorative for people he looks down on, implying it [[FutureSlang filtered down into human slang]].)
24th Jan '17 10:56:23 AM luiginumber3
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' movie "Escape from Cluster Prime", [[TheDragon Smytus]] calls Brad a meatbag as he's about to throw him to his death, which leads Tuck to correct him that humans are 65% water.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' movie "Escape from Cluster Prime", [[TheDragon Smytus]] calls Brad a meatbag as he's about to throw him to his death, which leads Tuck to correct him that humans human bodies are 65% water.
20th Jan '17 4:26:49 PM BattleMaster
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* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' gave us such pejorative names as "Fleshlings", "Flesh Creatures", "Puny Earth Creatures", "Earth Germs", "Organics", "Squishies" and "Stubbies". A lot of Transformers (particularly Decepticons) have a rather dim view of humanity.

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* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' gave us such pejorative names as "Fleshlings", "Flesh Creatures", "Puny Earth Creatures", "Earth Germs", "Organics", "Squishies" and "Stubbies". A lot of Transformers (particularly Decepticons) have a rather dim view of humanity. Autobots frequently do as well, as anti-organic prejudice is apparently common among Cybertronians, but they [[NobleBigot tend to be more]] [[YouAreACreditToYourRace polite about it]]
28th Oct '16 4:30:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''Fanfic/OversaturatedWorld'': In [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/323071/28/group-precipitation/under-development-by-fome Under Development]], a body is referred to by [[spoiler:[[{{Google}} Gillion]]]] as a "sack of meat".

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* ''Fanfic/OversaturatedWorld'': In [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/323071/28/group-precipitation/under-development-by-fome Under Development]], a body is referred to by [[spoiler:[[{{Google}} [[spoiler:[[Website/{{Google}} Gillion]]]] as a "sack of meat".
24th Oct '16 1:12:04 PM Shishkahuben
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* [[RobotBuddy Blitzcrank]], the least human-looking of the robotic champions in ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends,'' refers to organic beings as "fleshling," and not always in a malicious manner. Outside of the League, he apparently runs a [[TheMatchmaker dating service,]] appropriately enough called ''"Blitzcrank's Fleshling Compatability Service."''
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