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20th Sep '16 2:29:29 PM gk3389127
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* [[NebulousEvilOrganization Black Claw]] in ''Series/Grimm'' claim that they're Wessen traditions are being oppressed by humans, even though said traditions generally consist of brutally killing (and sometimes [[ImAHumanitarian eating]]) humans, not to mention other, weaker, Wessen.
15th Sep '16 10:17:01 PM BigJaredMonkey
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* In ''[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-31734/Starfox+Divided+and+Entwined.htm Divided and Entwined]'', the pureblood wizards (led by the Death Eaters) manage to manipulate the Wizangamot into passing a series of harsh new laws to "put the Mudbloods in their place". The result is a society that closely resembles what Germany right before the Wannsee Conference must have looked like through Jewish eyes. The purebloods are shocked, horrified, and '''''absolutely outraged''''' when the Muggleborn form a [[LaResistance resistance movement]] to strike back at their oppressors. One pureblood witch honestly cannot comprehend why the "Mudbloods" would even want to strike back, since "reminding the Mudbloods that they are barely better than the beasts they were born to is a traditional part of wizarding society."

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* In ''[http://www.''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-31734/Starfox+Divided+and+Entwined.htm Divided and Entwined]'', Entwined]]'', the pureblood wizards (led by the Death Eaters) manage to manipulate the Wizangamot into passing a series of harsh new laws to "put the Mudbloods in their place". The result is a society that closely resembles what Germany right before the Wannsee Conference must have looked like through Jewish eyes. The purebloods are shocked, horrified, and '''''absolutely outraged''''' when the Muggleborn form a [[LaResistance resistance movement]] to strike back at their oppressors. One pureblood witch honestly cannot comprehend why the "Mudbloods" would even want to strike back, since "reminding the Mudbloods that they are barely better than the beasts they were born to is a traditional part of wizarding society."
15th Sep '16 10:15:47 PM BigJaredMonkey
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* In ''[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-31734/Starfox+Divided+and+Entwined.htm Divided and Entwined]'', the pureblood wizards (led by the Death Eaters) manage to manipulate the Wizangamot into passing a series of harsh new laws to "put the Mudbloods in their place". The result is a society that closely resembles what Germany right before the Wannsee Conference must have looked like through Jewish eyes. The purebloods are shocked, horrified, and '''''absolutely outraged''''' when the Muggleborn form a [[LaResistance resistance movement]] to strike back at their oppressors. One pureblood witch honestly cannot comprehend why the "Mudbloods" would even want to strike back, since "reminding the Mudbloods that they are barely better than the beasts they were born to is a traditional part of wizarding society."
6th Sep '16 7:53:24 PM RoseUnity
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* In ''Literature/TheDarkElfTrilogy'' and its subsequent sequels, this seems to be the case with the [[AlwaysChaoticEvil drow lifestyle]]. Hideous, horrific, bloody acts such as genocide and kin-slaying and worse are justified by many dark elves as it was simply "their way" of doing things, of course most drow are also very ForTheEvulz. The only real rule seems to be not to get caught breaking any others. Drizzt even muses briefly in one chapter on the fact that the culture overrides common sense in this respect, and how it's being so self-destructive to his people.
27th Aug '16 6:40:37 PM Teakay
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* In ''[[VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening The Keening Blade]]'', the Architect's explanation of the need for [[FateWorseThanDeath Broodmothers]] is more of an AppealToInherentNature, but Loghain refers to this trope when skewering his offer.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening The Keening Blade]]'', the Architect's explanation of the need for [[FateWorseThanDeath Broodmothers]] is more of an AppealToInherentNature, but Loghain refers to this trope when skewering his offer.offer of an alliance.
27th Aug '16 6:40:17 PM Teakay
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* In ''[[VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening The Keening Blade]]'', the Architect's explanation of the need for [[FateWorseThanDeath Broodmothers]] is more of an AppealToInherentNature, but Loghain refers to this trope when skewering his offer.
-->'''Loghain:''' Of course, you'll have to continue to [[spoiler:steal and rape women]] on a regular basis to keep up your numbers, [[SarcasmMode but we should understand and respect the ancient traditions of your kind]].
6th Aug '16 10:07:05 AM billybobfred
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* When the Arabian Fables join Fabletown in ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}'', they are told [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil they will have to free their slaves]]. The Arabian Fables object, claiming that slave ownership is part of their culture. King Cole then says that Fabletown will honor their custom of owning slaves, if they agree to honor Fabletown's custom of [[MortonsFork executing slaveholders]]. The Arabian Fables agree to free their slaves.

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* When the Arabian Fables join Fabletown in ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}'', they are told [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil they will have to free their slaves]]. The Arabian Fables object, claiming that slave ownership is part of their culture. King Cole then says that Fabletown will honor their custom of owning slaves, if they agree to [[ExcuseBoomerang honor Fabletown's custom of [[MortonsFork executing slaveholders]]. The Arabian Fables agree to free their slaves.
30th Jul '16 10:29:11 PM thatother1dude
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* Batarians in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' practice slavery, which they view as a cultural right and an inextricable part of their caste system. Since slavery [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil is condemned by nearly all Council races and illegal in Citadel space]], batarians have claimed prejudice and oppression, severed official ties with the Citadel, and adopted an isolationist government. Council races have developed a cool and watchful attitude towards batarians, and batarians in turn retain simmering hostility and aggression towards Council races and humanity in particular for snatching up promising colony worlds that would have otherwise been open to them.
** Of course, the fact that batarians regularly raid the colonies of ''other species and cultures'' for slaves -- whom they then treat so badly that just seeing the after-effects drove a veteran military officer to insanity -- really doesn't help their case any.
** It's unclear what kind of difference there is between the "cultural" batarian slavery and what is done by the batarian raiders. After all, the batarians used to be a Citadel race required to adhere their conventions, but after splitting off the only batarians encountered outside their own space are criminals and extremist terrorists, so their actions may not reflect their culture as a whole. The batarians become much more sympathetic in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' when you get meet more of their civilian population.
*** [[spoiler: And, by 'more of the civilian population, it's meant 'refugees'...The Batarians were first on the Reaper's menu.]]

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* Batarians in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' practice slavery, which they view as a cultural right and an inextricable part of their caste system. Since slavery [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil is condemned by nearly all Council races and illegal in Citadel space]], batarians have claimed prejudice and oppression, severed official ties with the Citadel, and adopted an isolationist government. As batarians regularly raid the colonies of ''other species and cultures'' for slaves, these claims are plainly absurd. Council races have developed a cool and watchful attitude towards batarians, and batarians in turn retain simmering hostility and aggression towards Council races and humanity in particular for snatching up promising colony worlds that would have otherwise been open to them.
** Of course, the fact that batarians regularly raid the colonies of ''other species and cultures'' for slaves -- whom they then treat so badly that just seeing the after-effects drove a veteran military officer to insanity -- really doesn't help their case any.
** It's unclear what kind of difference there is between the "cultural" batarian slavery and what is done by the batarian raiders. After all, the batarians used to be a Citadel race required to adhere their conventions, but after splitting off the only batarians encountered outside their own space are criminals and extremist terrorists, so their actions may not reflect their culture as a whole. The batarians become much more sympathetic in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' when you get meet more of their civilian population.
*** [[spoiler: And, by 'more of the civilian population, it's meant 'refugees'...The Batarians were first on the Reaper's menu.]]
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30th Jul '16 9:16:29 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/CodexAlera'' has a lot of culture clash between the human Roman-based Alerans, the "savage" cannibalistic Marat, the [[WolfMan Canim]] and the vaguely Yeti-like Icemen. For example, Alera freely practises slavery and is a hotbed of political intrigue, betrayal and backstabbing, while the Marat have no word for lying, are free from many of the more idiotic taboos, and are disgusted by the concept of slavery, yet have almost constant ritualised, fatal, wars between the tribes and eat their enemies alive. Needless to say, the cultural differences don't do anything to improve the ForeverWar in which Alera is involved with its various neighbours.

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* ''Literature/CodexAlera'' has a lot of culture clash between the human Roman-based Alerans, the "savage" cannibalistic Marat, the [[WolfMan Canim]] and the vaguely Yeti-like Icemen. For example, Alera freely practises slavery and is a hotbed of political intrigue, betrayal and backstabbing, while the Marat have no word for lying, are free from many of the more idiotic taboos, and are disgusted by the concept of slavery, yet have almost constant ritualised, ritualized, fatal, wars between the tribes and eat their enemies alive. Needless to say, the cultural differences don't do anything to improve the ForeverWar in which Alera is involved with its various neighbours.


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** Perhaps surprisingly, this has actually been codified into law in some American states, which allow exemptions for death by child neglect if this was due to religious beliefs (such as those of Christian Scientists) which forbid using medicine rather than divine healing. Some have now been repealed after high-profile deaths due to this, and there is a push for the rest to go too.
19th Jul '16 6:31:09 AM Josef5678
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For good, neutral and neutralish forms of cultural relativism, see instead GoodVersusGood, BothSidesHaveAPoint, and BlueAndOrangeMorality. Compare AgreeToDisagree, AppealToInherentNature, and MyCountryRightOrWrong. Contrast AgainstMyReligion, where someone uses religion to avoid taking a certain action. NobodyEverComplainedBefore is when this has apparently never caused a major disagreement that the culture remembers.

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For good, neutral and neutralish forms of cultural relativism, see instead GoodVersusGood, BothSidesHaveAPoint, and BlueAndOrangeMorality. Compare AgreeToDisagree, AppealToInherentNature, AppealToTradition, and MyCountryRightOrWrong. Contrast AgainstMyReligion, where someone uses religion to avoid taking a certain action. NobodyEverComplainedBefore is when this has apparently never caused a major disagreement that the culture remembers.
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