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5th May '16 4:00:30 PM Eievie
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[[YouKeepUsingThatWord "Fantastic"]]" as in [[{{Fantasy}} "fantasy"]], [[IThoughtItMeant not as in]] [[UnfortunateImplications "awesome"]] (i.e., not the way [[Series/DoctorWho the Ninth Doctor]] uses "fantastic").

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[[YouKeepUsingThatWord "Fantastic"]]" "Fantastic"]] as in [[{{Fantasy}} "fantasy"]], [[IThoughtItMeant not as in]] [[UnfortunateImplications "awesome"]] (i.e., not the way [[Series/DoctorWho the Ninth Doctor]] uses "fantastic").
5th May '16 4:00:13 PM Eievie
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->''"Racism was not a problem on the Discworld, because -- what with trolls and dwarfs and so on -- speciesism was more interesting. Black and white lived in perfect harmony and ganged up on green."''

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->''"Racism was not a problem on the Discworld, because -- what because--what with trolls and dwarfs and so on -- speciesism on--speciesism was more interesting. Black and white lived in perfect harmony and ganged up on green."''



"[[YouKeepUsingThatWord Fantastic]]" as in "{{Fantasy}}", [[IThoughtItMeant not as in]] "[[UnfortunateImplications Great]]" (i.e., not the way [[Series/DoctorWho the Ninth Doctor]] uses "fantastic").

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"[[YouKeepUsingThatWord Fantastic]]" [[YouKeepUsingThatWord "Fantastic"]]" as in "{{Fantasy}}", [[{{Fantasy}} "fantasy"]], [[IThoughtItMeant not as in]] "[[UnfortunateImplications Great]]" [[UnfortunateImplications "awesome"]] (i.e., not the way [[Series/DoctorWho the Ninth Doctor]] uses "fantastic").



* RobotsEnslavingRobots: Robots versus other types of robots - this one is most likely to be entirely satirical

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* RobotsEnslavingRobots: Robots versus other types of robots - this robots--this one is most likely to be entirely satirical
26th Feb '16 7:34:16 AM LondonKdS
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A subset of the old trick of dealing with thorny issues through [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything metaphor]]. Instead of having the hero encounter racism between, say, whites and blacks in the American DeepSouth, or between ethnic Czech and Roma in the Czech Republic, or between Ainu and Japanese, or any other sets of real-world groups, they encounter racism between two-headed aliens and three-headed aliens, or between blue-skinned people and violet-skinned people, or whatever.

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A subset of the old trick of dealing with thorny issues through [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything metaphor]]. Instead of having the hero encounter racism between, say, whites and blacks in the American DeepSouth, or between ethnic Czech and Roma in the Czech Republic, or between Ainu and Japanese, or any other sets of real-world groups, they encounter racism between two-headed aliens and three-headed aliens, or between blue-skinned people with earth-themed elemental powers and violet-skinned people, people with water-themed elemental powers, or whatever.
26th Feb '16 5:11:03 AM LondonKdS
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Related to SpaceJews, in which ''the story'' has dubious racist overtones. Also related to HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster, when monsters are used as a metaphor for alternative sexual identity, rather than race. FantasticSlurs are often involved, as are {{Monster Rights Movement}}s. RealLife weaselly lines like SomeOfMyBestFriendsAreX may feature. The undesired minorities may be rounded up inside a FantasticGhetto, they may also be the targets of SuperHumanTrafficking.

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Related Not to be confused with SpaceJews, in which ''the story'' an imaginary species or culture has dubious disturbing similarities to a real-world racist overtones.stereotype. Also related to HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster, when monsters are used as a metaphor for alternative sexual identity, rather than race. FantasticSlurs are often involved, as are {{Monster Rights Movement}}s. RealLife weaselly lines like SomeOfMyBestFriendsAreX may feature. The undesired minorities may be rounded up inside a FantasticGhetto, they may also be the targets of SuperHumanTrafficking.
26th Feb '16 5:07:11 AM LondonKdS
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A subset of the old trick of dealing with thorny issues through [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything metaphor]]. Instead of having the hero encounter racism between, say, whites and blacks in the American DeepSouth, or between ethnic Czech and Roma in the Czech Republic, or between Ainu and Japanese, or any other sets of real-world groups, they encounter racism between two-headed aliens and three-headed aliens, or between [[ElvesVsDwarves Elves and Dwarves]], or [[FurAgainstFang Werewolves and Vampires]], [[UnEqualRites witches and wizards]], humans and [[WhatMeasureIsANonSuper super humans]] or [[JustAMachine humans and intelligent robots]], or even [[RobotsEnslavingRobots robots and robots]].

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A subset of the old trick of dealing with thorny issues through [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything metaphor]]. Instead of having the hero encounter racism between, say, whites and blacks in the American DeepSouth, or between ethnic Czech and Roma in the Czech Republic, or between Ainu and Japanese, or any other sets of real-world groups, they encounter racism between two-headed aliens and three-headed aliens, or between [[ElvesVsDwarves Elves blue-skinned people and Dwarves]], violet-skinned people, or [[FurAgainstFang Werewolves and Vampires]], [[UnEqualRites witches and wizards]], humans and [[WhatMeasureIsANonSuper super humans]] or [[JustAMachine humans and intelligent robots]], or even [[RobotsEnslavingRobots robots and robots]].
whatever.


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Examples that are depicted often enough to have their own subtrope are:

* ElvesVsDwarves
* FurAgainstFang: Werewolves (or other animal shifters) versus vampires
* JustAMachine: Humans versus artificial intelligences
* RobotsEnslavingRobots: Robots versus other types of robots - this one is most likely to be entirely satirical
* UnequalRites: Witches versus wizards, although this is often depicted more as Fantastic Sexism
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Humans versus all other sentient beings
* WhatMeasureIsANonSuper: People with powers versus {{Muggles}}
9th Feb '16 1:50:58 AM LondonKdS
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9th Feb '16 1:47:55 AM LondonKdS
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If the point of the story is to show the evils of racism, this trope can lead to a BrokenAesop if there are in fact [[FantasticAesop good in-universe reasons to discriminate]] against a certain type of creature (say, because they need to drink human blood in order to survive, or they genuinely don't have free will or a sense of ethics like humans do).

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If the point of the story is to show the evils of racism, this trope can lead to a BrokenAesop if there are in fact [[FantasticAesop good in-universe reasons to discriminate]] against a certain type of creature (say, because they need to drink human blood [[HorrorHunger eat other sentient beings]] in order to survive, or they genuinely don't have free will or a sense of ethics like humans do).
are AlwaysChaoticEvil apart from the odd [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch angsty heroic one]]).
23rd Jan '16 1:44:53 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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"[[YouKeepUsingThatWord Fantastic]]" as in "{{Fantasy}}", [[IThoughtItMeant not as in]] "[[UnfortunateImplications Great]]".

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"[[YouKeepUsingThatWord Fantastic]]" as in "{{Fantasy}}", [[IThoughtItMeant not as in]] "[[UnfortunateImplications Great]]".
Great]]" (i.e., not the way [[Series/DoctorWho the Ninth Doctor]] uses "fantastic").
3rd Jan '16 4:38:28 PM Vir
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[[caption-width-right:294:"They aren't even ''real'' bears!"[[note]]Actually, they are, [[ScienceMarchesOn even if historically considered raccoons]][[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:294:"They aren't even ''real'' bears!"[[note]]Actually, they are, [[ScienceMarchesOn even if historically considered raccoons]][[/note]]]]
raccoons]].[[/note]]]]
21st Oct '15 11:16:25 PM Nohbody
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[[folder: RealLife]]
* You never expected a RealLife folder here, did you? Well, thanks to someone who said, in all seriousness, that [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/22/ken-ham-aliens-go-to-hell_n_5608368.html aliens will go to Hell because they're not descendants of Adam]], now there is one.
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[[folder: RealLife]]
* You never expected a RealLife folder here, did you? Well, thanks to someone who said, in all seriousness, that [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/22/ken-ham-aliens-go-to-hell_n_5608368.html aliens will go to Hell because they're not descendants of Adam]], now there is one.
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