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14th Aug '17 4:29:21 PM Everdream
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* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia:'' In Narnia, what rank you are depends on class of creature you are. Dumb beasts (non-thinking animals) are at the bottom and it's expressly said you can eat them or do whatever else you want with them, as long as you're not cruel. {{Talking Animal}}s are ranked above them and have rights, such as they can't be eaten, and can't be ridden except in times of necessity and with their permission because it's considered disrespectful. Satyrs, mermaids, centaurs and other human-like entities are presumably next in line. Humans always rule Narnia when they are present. Aslan is above them, despite being a animal, because he is also a god, and his father The Emperor Across the Sea is above him. This is a rare case that is portrayed as positive; every (good) creature is content with this system, mostly because it is the word of Aslan, and [[GodIsGood only evil creatures]] question, argue with, and oppose Aslan. Where the other deities (and a few others, like the humanoid star-people and the tree people) fit in is not clear.

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* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia:'' In Narnia, what rank you are depends on the class of creature you are. Dumb beasts (non-thinking animals) are at the bottom and it's expressly said you can eat them or do whatever else you want with them, as long as you're not cruel. {{Talking Animal}}s are ranked above them and have rights, such as they can't be eaten, and can't be ridden except in times of necessity and with their permission because it's considered disrespectful. Satyrs, mermaids, centaurs and other human-like entities are presumably next in line. Humans always rule Narnia when they are present. Aslan is above them, despite being a animal, because he is also a god, and his father The Emperor Across the Sea is above him. This is a rare case that is portrayed as positive; every (good) creature is content with this system, mostly because it is the word of Aslan, and [[GodIsGood only evil creatures]] question, argue with, and oppose Aslan. Where the other deities (and a few others, like the humanoid star-people and the tree people) fit in is not clear.
14th Aug '17 4:27:59 PM Everdream
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* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia:'' In Narnia, what rank you are depends on class of creature you are. Dumb beasts (non-thinking animals) are at the bottom and it's expressly said you can eat them or do whatever else you want with them, as long as you're not cruel. {{TalkingAnimal}}s are ranked above them and have rights, such as they can't be eaten, and can't be ridden except in times of necessity and with their permission because it's considered disrespectful. Satyrs, mermaids, centaurs and other human-like entities are presumably next in line. Humans always rule Narnia when they are present. Aslan is above them, despite being a animal, because he is also a god, and his father The Emperor Across the Sea is above him. This is a rare case that is portrayed as positive; every (good) creature is content with this system, mostly because it is the word of Aslan, and [[GodIsGood only evil creatures]] question, argue with, and oppose Aslan. Where the other deities (and a few others, like the humanoid star-people and the tree people) fit in is not clear.

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* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia:'' In Narnia, what rank you are depends on class of creature you are. Dumb beasts (non-thinking animals) are at the bottom and it's expressly said you can eat them or do whatever else you want with them, as long as you're not cruel. {{TalkingAnimal}}s {{Talking Animal}}s are ranked above them and have rights, such as they can't be eaten, and can't be ridden except in times of necessity and with their permission because it's considered disrespectful. Satyrs, mermaids, centaurs and other human-like entities are presumably next in line. Humans always rule Narnia when they are present. Aslan is above them, despite being a animal, because he is also a god, and his father The Emperor Across the Sea is above him. This is a rare case that is portrayed as positive; every (good) creature is content with this system, mostly because it is the word of Aslan, and [[GodIsGood only evil creatures]] question, argue with, and oppose Aslan. Where the other deities (and a few others, like the humanoid star-people and the tree people) fit in is not clear.
14th Aug '17 3:40:56 PM Everdream
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* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia:'' In Narnia, what rank you are depends on class of creature you are. Dumb beasts (non-thinking animals) are at the bottom and it's expressly said you can eat them or do whatever else you want with them, as long as you're not cruel. {[TalkingAnimal}}s are ranked above them and have rights, such as they can't be eaten, and can't be ridden except in times of necessity and with their permission because it's considered disrespectful. Satyrs, mermaids, and other human-like entities are presumably next in line. Humans always rule Narnia when they are present. Aslan is above them, despite being a animal, because he is also a god, and his father The Emperor Across the Sea is above him. This is a rare case that is portrayed as positive; every (good) creature is content with this system, mostly because it is the word of Aslan, and [[GodIsGood only evil creatures]] question, argue with, and oppose Aslan. Where the other deities (and a few others, like the humanoid star-people) fit in is not clear.

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* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia:'' In Narnia, what rank you are depends on class of creature you are. Dumb beasts (non-thinking animals) are at the bottom and it's expressly said you can eat them or do whatever else you want with them, as long as you're not cruel. {[TalkingAnimal}}s {{TalkingAnimal}}s are ranked above them and have rights, such as they can't be eaten, and can't be ridden except in times of necessity and with their permission because it's considered disrespectful. Satyrs, mermaids, centaurs and other human-like entities are presumably next in line. Humans always rule Narnia when they are present. Aslan is above them, despite being a animal, because he is also a god, and his father The Emperor Across the Sea is above him. This is a rare case that is portrayed as positive; every (good) creature is content with this system, mostly because it is the word of Aslan, and [[GodIsGood only evil creatures]] question, argue with, and oppose Aslan. Where the other deities (and a few others, like the humanoid star-people) star-people and the tree people) fit in is not clear.
14th Aug '17 3:38:44 PM Everdream
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* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia:'' In Narnia, what rank you are depends on class of creature you are. Dumb beasts (non-thinking animals) are at the bottom and it's expressly said you can eat them or do whatever else you want with them, as long as you're not cruel. TalkingAnimals are ranked above them and have rights, such as they can't be eaten, and can't be ridden except in times of necessity and with their permission because it's considered disrespectful. Satyrs, mermaids, and other human-like entities are presumably next in line. Humans always rule Narnia when they are present. Aslan is above them, despite being a animal, because he is also a god, and his father The Emperor Across the Sea is above him. This is a rare case that is portrayed as positive; every (good) creature is content with this system, mostly because it is the word of Aslan, and [[GodIsGood only evil creatures]] question, argue with, and oppose Aslan. Where the other deities (and a few others, like the humanoid star-people) fit in is not clear.

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* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia:'' In Narnia, what rank you are depends on class of creature you are. Dumb beasts (non-thinking animals) are at the bottom and it's expressly said you can eat them or do whatever else you want with them, as long as you're not cruel. TalkingAnimals {[TalkingAnimal}}s are ranked above them and have rights, such as they can't be eaten, and can't be ridden except in times of necessity and with their permission because it's considered disrespectful. Satyrs, mermaids, and other human-like entities are presumably next in line. Humans always rule Narnia when they are present. Aslan is above them, despite being a animal, because he is also a god, and his father The Emperor Across the Sea is above him. This is a rare case that is portrayed as positive; every (good) creature is content with this system, mostly because it is the word of Aslan, and [[GodIsGood only evil creatures]] question, argue with, and oppose Aslan. Where the other deities (and a few others, like the humanoid star-people) fit in is not clear.
14th Aug '17 3:37:57 PM Everdream
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* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia:'' In Narnia, what rank you are depends on class of creature you are. Dumb beasts (non-thinking animals) are at the bottom and it's expressly said you can eat them or do whatever else you want with them, as long as you're not cruel. TalkingAnimals are ranked above them and have rights, such as they can't be eaten, and can't be ridden except in times of necessity and with their permission because it's considered disrespectful. Satyrs, mermaids, and other human-like entities are presumably next in line. Humans always rule Narnia when they are present. Aslan is above them, despite being a animal, because he is also a god, and his father The Emperor Across the Sea is above him. This is a rare case that is portrayed as positive; every (good) creature is content with this system, mostly because it is the word of Aslan, and [[GodIsGood only evil creatures]] question, argue with, and oppose Aslan. Where the other deities (and a few others, like the humanoid star-people) fit in is not clear.
7th Aug '17 2:31:38 AM Mhazard
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India's caste system is a popular provider for ample analogies. This trope might also owe a debt to both Creator/{{Plato}}, whose {{utopia}} in ''Literature/TheRepublic'' was highly socially stratified, as well as Karl Marx, in his conception of the relationship between bourgeoisie and proletariat. The feudal "three estates" system of warrior, cleric, and laborer is another common inspiration. When a fantasy or alien race has specialized castes with physical dimorphism, as with worker and queen ants or bees, that's HiveCasteSystem. Compare with FantasticRacism and UrbanSegregation, which have some overlap with this trope. Settings where the political system is based on alternative ruling methods like [[TheMagocracy Magocracy]] or [[TheTheocracy Theocracy]] will inevitably have one of these systems to systematically organize what happens to everyone who doesn't have the traits desired of typical citizens. See also DividedStatesOfAmerica, which similarly extrapolates on a real-world situation. Compare HiveCasteSystem, which adds a heap more fantasy. For the actual caste system used by Indian tradition, see TypeCaste.

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India's caste system is a popular provider for ample analogies. This trope might also owe a debt to both Creator/{{Plato}}, whose {{utopia}} in ''Literature/TheRepublic'' was highly socially stratified, as well as Karl Marx, in his conception of the relationship between bourgeoisie and proletariat. The feudal "three estates" system of warrior, cleric, and laborer is another common inspiration. When a fantasy or alien race has specialized castes with physical dimorphism, as with worker and queen ants or bees, that's HiveCasteSystem. Compare with FantasticRacism and UrbanSegregation, which have some overlap with this trope. Settings where the political system is based on alternative ruling methods like [[TheMagocracy Magocracy]] or [[TheTheocracy Theocracy]] will inevitably have one of these systems to systematically organize what happens to everyone who doesn't have the traits desired of typical citizens. See also DividedStatesOfAmerica, which similarly extrapolates on a real-world situation. Compare HiveCasteSystem, which adds a heap more fantasy. For See TypeCaste for the actual caste system used by Indian tradition, see TypeCaste.
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7th Aug '17 2:29:48 AM Mhazard
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India's caste system is a popular provider for ample analogies. This trope might also owe a debt to both Creator/{{Plato}}, whose {{utopia}} in ''Literature/TheRepublic'' was highly socially stratified, as well as Karl Marx, in his conception of the relationship between bourgeoisie and proletariat. The feudal "three estates" system of warrior, cleric, and laborer is another common inspiration. When a fantasy or alien race has specialized castes with physical dimorphism, as with worker and queen ants or bees, that's HiveCasteSystem. Compare with FantasticRacism and UrbanSegregation, which have some overlap with this trope. Settings where the political system is based on alternative ruling methods like [[TheMagocracy Magocracy]] or [[TheTheocracy Theocracy]] will inevitably have one of these systems to systematically organize what happens to everyone who doesn't have the traits desired of typical citizens. See also DividedStatesOfAmerica, which similarly extrapolates on a real-world situation. Compare HiveCasteSystem, which adds a heap more fantasy. For the actual Caste system used by Indian tradition, see TypeCaste.

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India's caste system is a popular provider for ample analogies. This trope might also owe a debt to both Creator/{{Plato}}, whose {{utopia}} in ''Literature/TheRepublic'' was highly socially stratified, as well as Karl Marx, in his conception of the relationship between bourgeoisie and proletariat. The feudal "three estates" system of warrior, cleric, and laborer is another common inspiration. When a fantasy or alien race has specialized castes with physical dimorphism, as with worker and queen ants or bees, that's HiveCasteSystem. Compare with FantasticRacism and UrbanSegregation, which have some overlap with this trope. Settings where the political system is based on alternative ruling methods like [[TheMagocracy Magocracy]] or [[TheTheocracy Theocracy]] will inevitably have one of these systems to systematically organize what happens to everyone who doesn't have the traits desired of typical citizens. See also DividedStatesOfAmerica, which similarly extrapolates on a real-world situation. Compare HiveCasteSystem, which adds a heap more fantasy. For the actual Caste caste system used by Indian tradition, see TypeCaste.
7th Aug '17 2:29:25 AM Mhazard
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India's caste system is a popular provider for ample analogies. This trope might also owe a debt to both Creator/{{Plato}}, whose {{utopia}} in ''Literature/TheRepublic'' was highly socially stratified, as well as Karl Marx, in his conception of the relationship between bourgeoisie and proletariat. The feudal "three estates" system of warrior, cleric, and laborer is another common inspiration. When a fantasy or alien race has specialized castes with physical dimorphism, as with worker and queen ants or bees, that's HiveCasteSystem. Compare with FantasticRacism and UrbanSegregation, which have some overlap with this trope. Settings where the political system is based on alternative ruling methods like [[TheMagocracy Magocracy]] or [[TheTheocracy Theocracy]] will inevitably have one of these systems to systematically organize what happens to everyone who doesn't have the traits desired of typical citizens. See also DividedStatesOfAmerica, which similarly extrapolates on a real-world situation. Compare HiveCasteSystem, which adds a heap more fantasy.

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India's caste system is a popular provider for ample analogies. This trope might also owe a debt to both Creator/{{Plato}}, whose {{utopia}} in ''Literature/TheRepublic'' was highly socially stratified, as well as Karl Marx, in his conception of the relationship between bourgeoisie and proletariat. The feudal "three estates" system of warrior, cleric, and laborer is another common inspiration. When a fantasy or alien race has specialized castes with physical dimorphism, as with worker and queen ants or bees, that's HiveCasteSystem. Compare with FantasticRacism and UrbanSegregation, which have some overlap with this trope. Settings where the political system is based on alternative ruling methods like [[TheMagocracy Magocracy]] or [[TheTheocracy Theocracy]] will inevitably have one of these systems to systematically organize what happens to everyone who doesn't have the traits desired of typical citizens. See also DividedStatesOfAmerica, which similarly extrapolates on a real-world situation. Compare HiveCasteSystem, which adds a heap more fantasy. \n For the actual Caste system used by Indian tradition, see TypeCaste.
26th Jul '17 7:39:42 PM zarpaulus
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** Intensified horrifically with the Utopia expansion, which adds new and specialized slave castes, with the former mineral and food producers being filed under Chattel Slaves. Other new categories include Domestic Servants, a caste of butlers and maids, Battle Thralls, a caste of warriors and '''Livestock''', which is [[HumanResources exactly what it sounds like.]]

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** Intensified horrifically with the Utopia expansion, which adds new and specialized slave castes, with the former mineral and food producers being filed under Chattel Slaves. Other new categories include Domestic Servants, a caste of butlers and maids, Battle Thralls, a caste of warriors and '''Livestock''', which is [[HumanResources [[PeopleFarms exactly what it sounds like.]]
26th Jul '17 5:30:49 PM DrVonOppendown
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** Intensified horrifically with the Utopia expansion, which adds new and specialized slave castes, with the former mineral and food producers being filed under Chattel Slaves. Other new categories include Domestic Servants, a caste of butlers and maids, Battle Thralls, a caste of warriors and '''Livestock''', which is [[HumanResources exactly what it sounds like.]]
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