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6th Apr '18 11:33:52 AM tyouker
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* ''Webcomic/SamAndFuzzy'' features a demonic villain who prefers cold environments and tends to deride humans as "heatbags."
1st Apr '18 4:16:15 PM ChaoticNovelist
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When humans are referred to as "meatbags" or as otherwise meaty things as a slur by non-meaty, non-human beings. Another, equally valid, version, largely in the case of aliens, is that the term is used not as an intentional slur, but simply to express shock or novelty, or because the alien does not have another term sufficient to describe us. These examples still count as this trope because they may still be interpreted as insults by humans (including the audience). In fact, this may be played for laughs.

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When humans are referred to as "meatbags" or as otherwise meaty things as a slur by non-meaty, non-human beings. Another, equally valid, version, largely in the case of aliens, is that the term is used not as an intentional slur, but simply to express shock or novelty, or because the alien does not have another term sufficient to describe us.them. These examples still count as this trope because they may still be interpreted as insults by humans (including the audience). In fact, this may be played for laughs.



* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'': Poison Ivy has been known to trot these out in the comics.

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* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'': Poison Ivy has been known to trot these out slurs in the comics.comics given her plant-motif. She herself, of course, is also a meatbag.



* The fairies in ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' call humans "mud people".

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* The fairies in ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' call humans "mud people".people" because they live on the surface instead of underground (obviously, there is no mud there).



* In ''Literature/TheBible'' human weakness is often referred to as "the flesh".

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* In ''Literature/TheBible'' human weakness is often referred to as "the flesh". This appears in contexts such as, "the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak" and admonitions to avoid "pleasures of the flesh".



* Chapter 6 of ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'' contains this exchange:

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* Chapter 6 of ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'' contains this exchange:exchange. It is technically an aversion because it is not a slur.



*The Enforcer gods of ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'' refer to all mortal life, human or otherwise, as "mortal flesh" because they are spirit creatures.



** [[EldritchAbomination Glory]] has a tendency to actually refer to humans as "meatbags".

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** [[EldritchAbomination Glory]] has a tendency to actually refer to humans as "meatbags".



* ''VideoGame/GuildWars: Eye of the North'', the previously voiceless Charr often refer to humans as "meat". ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'' subverts the [[ImAHumanitarian obvious implications of the trope]] by saying that the slur was created by a particularly racist human general as a fear monger tactic, and the Charr embraced it because they ''want'' humans to fear them. This is why even the non-hostile and friendly Charr will still refer to you as meat.

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* ''VideoGame/GuildWars: Eye of the North'', the previously voiceless Charr often refer to humans as "meat". ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'' subverts the [[ImAHumanitarian [[ToServeMan obvious implications of the trope]] by saying that the slur was created by a particularly racist human general as a fear monger tactic, and the Charr embraced it because they ''want'' humans to fear them. This is why even the non-hostile and friendly Charr will still refer to you the player as meat.



* Mechakara from ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'' does this constantly.

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Mechakara from ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'' does this constantly.
2nd Mar '18 6:23:37 PM ManicDepressiveMouse
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** Bender is fond of the term "meatbag".

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** Bender is fond of the term "meatbag"."meatbag" (although it seems to be more or less affectionate, or [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold as affectionate as Bender gets]], anyway).
20th Feb '18 10:11:54 AM nanakiro
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When humans are referred to as "meatbags" or as otherwise meaty things as a slut by non-meaty, non-human beings. Another, equally valid, version, largely in the case of aliens, is that the term is used not as an intentional slur, but simply to express shock or novelty, or because the alien does not have another term sufficient to describe us. These examples still count as this trope because they may still be interpreted as insults by humans (including the audience). In fact, this may be played for laughs.

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When humans are referred to as "meatbags" or as otherwise meaty things as a slut slur by non-meaty, non-human beings. Another, equally valid, version, largely in the case of aliens, is that the term is used not as an intentional slur, but simply to express shock or novelty, or because the alien does not have another term sufficient to describe us. These examples still count as this trope because they may still be interpreted as insults by humans (including the audience). In fact, this may be played for laughs.
20th Feb '18 10:11:36 AM nanakiro
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When humans are referred to as "meatbags" or as otherwise meaty things by non-meaty a slur by non-human beings. Another, equally valid, version, largely in the case of aliens, is that the term is used not as an intentional slur, but simply to express shock or novelty, or because the alien does not have another term sufficient to describe us. These examples still count as this trope because they may still be interpreted as insults by humans (including the audience). In fact, this may be played for laughs.

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When humans are referred to as "meatbags" or as otherwise meaty things as a slut by non-meaty a slur by non-meaty, non-human beings. Another, equally valid, version, largely in the case of aliens, is that the term is used not as an intentional slur, but simply to express shock or novelty, or because the alien does not have another term sufficient to describe us. These examples still count as this trope because they may still be interpreted as insults by humans (including the audience). In fact, this may be played for laughs.
5th Feb '18 3:40:44 PM Racoon7
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* In ''VideoGame/RuneScape'', there's the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vyrewatch]] [[{{Catchphrase}} catchphrase]] they use to refer to humans: ''‘Pah, foolish bloodsack!’''
21st Jan '18 8:14:44 PM MasterN
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* ''Videogame/Borderlands:''

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* ''Videogame/Borderlands:''''Videogame/{{Borderlands}}:''
9th Jan '18 5:56:41 PM SgtFrog1
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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)

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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)smile). Penny genuinely isn't trying to be insulting, [[HughMann she's just trying way too hard to look like a human.]]
30th Dec '17 11:30:41 AM superboy313
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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]]

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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 The Decepticons commonly use them to be more]] [[YouAreACreditToYourRace polite about it]]taunt the Autobots' human allies during confrontations.
28th Dec '17 9:06:11 AM Astaroth
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* 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.

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* ''Videogame/Borderlands:''
** In the ''Claptrap's Robot Revolution'' DLC from the first game, the rebelling claptrap robots refer to humans as "fleshbags" or "fleshies".
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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.
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