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24th May '16 10:44:22 AM Donquill
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', most of Peridot's taunts toward the Crystal Gems seem to revolve around comparing them to rocks or dirt. "Clod" is her insult of choice, with some variations like "Crystal clods", along with calling them "dirtbombs" once, and she's referred to Steven as a "pebble" at least once. [[spoiler:When Peridot calls [[BigBad Yellow Diamond]] a clod to her face, Yellow Diamond's face contorts with rage in a hilarious way.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', most of Peridot's taunts toward the Crystal Gems seem to revolve around comparing them to rocks or dirt. "Clod" is her insult of choice, with some variations like "Crystal clods", along with calling them "dirtbombs" once, and she's referred to Steven as a "pebble" at (seemingly an analogue to "brat") least once. [[spoiler:When Peridot calls [[BigBad Yellow Diamond]] a clod to her face, Yellow Diamond's face contorts with rage in a hilarious way.]]
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** The undead and related (vampires, werewolves, bogeymen) sometimes refer to humans as "Normos" (short for 'normal'), as seen with Shlimazel the bogeyman in ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}''.

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** The undead and related (vampires, werewolves, bogeymen) sometimes refer to humans as "Normos" (short for 'normal'), "normal"), as seen with Shlimazel the bogeyman in ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}''.



** The Librarian gets [[BerserkButton very upset]] at [[IAmNotWeasel being called a "monkey."]] He's an ''ape,'' thank you.

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** The Librarian gets [[BerserkButton very upset]] at [[IAmNotWeasel being called a "monkey."]] "monkey"]]. He's an ''ape,'' thank you.



* In the DrakeMajistral books, self-styled "pro-human" groups call the Khosali "rats" -- although their marked canine appearance and traits makes this strangely inappropriate.
* In some of the TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}} novelizations, British call orks "baldricks" -- probably a reference to the Series/{{Blackadder}} character.

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* In the DrakeMajistral books, self-styled "pro-human" groups call the Khosali "rats" -- although "rats"--although their marked canine appearance and traits makes this strangely inappropriate.
* In some of the TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}} novelizations, British call orks "baldricks" -- probably "baldricks"--probably a reference to the Series/{{Blackadder}} character.



* The werewolves in ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' have called the vampires "leeches" and "bloodsuckers" and a few others I've forgotten. The vampires tend to use "dog" like a slur as well.
** Common amongst lit and such that involves [[FurAgainstFang vampires and werewolves]]. Or anything that eats blood or is Lupine, really.
*** [[TheHunter Rashel]] refers to vampires as "leeches" and werewolves as "puppies" in ''[[Literature/NightWorld The Chosen]]''.

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* The werewolves in ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' have called the vampires "leeches" and "bloodsuckers" and a few others I've forgotten."bloodsuckers", among others. The vampires tend to use "dog" like a slur as well.
** Common amongst lit and such that involves [[FurAgainstFang vampires and werewolves]]. Or anything that eats blood or is Lupine, really.
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* [[TheHunter Rashel]] refers to vampires as "leeches" and werewolves as "puppies" in ''[[Literature/NightWorld The Chosen]]''.



** Among many others: Wooks (Wookiees), Pigs (Gamorreans), Tailheads (Twi'lek), Slugs (Hutts), Bug-eyes (Rodians), Hammerheads (Ithorians; though probably not intended as an insult, they don't like it), Fish (any aquatic species), Bugs (any insectoid species, but perticularly Geonosians), Tinnies, Clankers, Machines (droids), Meatbags, Wets (organic beings), Indigs (natives of any planet), Aliens (non-Humans in general; sometimes treated as an insult, others not), Imp (anyone who works for the Empire, especially Stormtroopers; short for Imperial). The Imperials (at least in the Old Republic era), fires back with "Pubs." "Sith" is often spoken like a curse even though it's the name of an organization. Ditto for "Jedi." "Rimkin" is a slur referring to anyone who lives in the Outer Rim. And if one Mandalorian calls another "dar'manda" (literal translation: No longer Mandalorian) in a cantina? Run like hell because the ensuing fight will involve {{BFG}}s and enough [[MoreDakka dakka to level a city]].

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** Among many others: Wooks "Wooks" (Wookiees), Pigs "Pigs" (Gamorreans), Tailheads "Tailheads" (Twi'lek), Slugs "Slugs" (Hutts), Bug-eyes "Bug-eyes" (Rodians), Hammerheads "Hammerheada" (Ithorians; though probably not intended as an insult, they don't like it), Fish "Fish" (any aquatic species), Bugs "Bugs" (any insectoid species, but perticularly Geonosians), Tinnies, Clankers, Machines "Tinnies", "Clankers", "Machines" (droids), Meatbags, Wets "Meatbags", "Wets" (organic beings), Indigs "Indigs" (natives of any planet), Aliens "Aliens" (non-Humans in general; sometimes treated as an insult, others not), Imp "Imp" (anyone who works for the Empire, especially Stormtroopers; Stormtroopers--not [[TheImp that kind of imp]], it's short for Imperial). ''Imperial''). The Imperials (at least in the Old Republic era), fires back with "Pubs." "Pubs". "Sith" is often spoken like a curse even though it's the name of an organization. Ditto for "Jedi." "Jedi". "Rimkin" is a slur referring to anyone who lives in the Outer Rim. And if one Mandalorian calls another "dar'manda" (literal translation: No longer Mandalorian) in a cantina? Run like hell because the ensuing fight will involve {{BFG}}s and enough [[MoreDakka dakka to level a city]].



** The vampire equivalent of "Uncle Tom" is "[[TheMunsters Grandpa Munster]]".

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** The vampire equivalent of "Uncle Tom" is "[[TheMunsters Grandpa Munster]]".[[TheMunsters "Grandpa Munster"]].



* One of AndreNorton's earliest books (''Star Rangers/The Last Planet'') had "Bemmy" -- apparently derived from the movie slang B.E.M., "bug-eyed monster," as a generic insult for nonhumans. She got Anvilicious with it to the point of including "Bemmy-lover" as an insult for any human who hung out with them.

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* One of AndreNorton's earliest books (''Star Rangers/The Last Planet'') had "Bemmy" -- apparently "Bemmy"--apparently derived from the movie slang B.E.M., "bug-eyed monster," as a generic insult for nonhumans. She got Anvilicious with it to the point of including "Bemmy-lover" as an insult for any human who hung out with them.



* Most of the human characters in ''Uller Uprising'' by Creator/HBeamPiper refer to Ullerans as "geeks" - except the Kragans, their closest native allies. The Ullerans, in turn, call the humans "sudabitt", the closest they can get to "son of a b*tch". Even the Kragans take to calling all-natives-but-Kragans "geek".

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* Most of the human characters in ''Uller Uprising'' by Creator/HBeamPiper refer to Ullerans as "geeks" - except "geeks"--except the Kragans, their closest native allies. The Ullerans, in turn, call the humans "sudabitt", the closest they can get to "son of a b*tch".bitch". Even the Kragans take to calling all-natives-but-Kragans "geek".



* The BioPunk Literature/MoreauSeries by S. Andrew Swann features Morey, short for the uplifted animal Moreaus, and Franks, short for the genetically enhanced human Frankensteins. As the protagonist tends to be a [[NobleBigotWithABadge Noble Bigot With A PI Badge]] in a CrapsackWorld, it's never clear if there's a polite term, but the few 'good' people we run into avoid them completely. 'Nonhuman' is used by several news agencies, but the moreau protagonists react with scorn to the term.
* The Literature/{{RCN}} series adopted a racist term from English -- "wog" -- with the alteration that it no longer has anything to do with skin color. In the eyes of Cinnabar's spacers, you can be whatever race or ethnicity (including as blond, blue-eyed, and whiter than white as a Nazi's wet dream), but you're still a wog if ''you're not from Cinnabar''.

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* The BioPunk Literature/MoreauSeries by S. Andrew Swann features Morey, "Morey", short for the uplifted animal Moreaus, and Franks, "Franks", short for the genetically enhanced human Frankensteins. As the protagonist tends to be a [[NobleBigotWithABadge Noble Bigot With A PI Badge]] in a CrapsackWorld, it's never clear if there's a polite term, but the few 'good' people we run into avoid them completely. 'Nonhuman' "Nonhuman" is used by several news agencies, but the moreau protagonists react with scorn to the term.
* The Literature/{{RCN}} series adopted a racist term from English -- "wog" -- with English--"wog"--with the alteration that it no longer has anything to do with skin color. In the eyes of Cinnabar's spacers, you can be whatever race or ethnicity (including as blond, blue-eyed, and whiter than white as a Nazi's wet dream), but you're still a wog if ''you're not from Cinnabar''.



* TamoraPierce has fairly generic slurs used against non-white people in her Literature/TortallUniverse (e.g. "sand lice" for [[FantasyCounterpartCulture the Arab-analagous Bazhir]]), and the Literature/CircleOfMagic books introduce the word ''kaq'', which is... confusing. We're told first that it's used by the Tsaw'ha or Traders to refer to non-Traders, that it's very insulting, and that its main connotation is ignorance of the superior Trader way of life. Trader-ness seems to be an ethnic and/or cultural designation rather than a racial one; the only Traders whose races we're told are black, but there's an ambiguous reference to the notion of a white Trader as if it wouldn't be remarkable, and we meet plenty of black people who aren't Traders. So it appears it's more an issue of cultural xenophobia than of racism. The main Trader character, Daja, soon stops using it about the other three protagonists as they become FireForgedFriends, but continues thinking of other non-Traders whom she ''doesn't'' like as kaqs, apparently feeling no obligation to stop thinking along generalized lines -- and her non-Trader friends adopt it for similar use against people who piss them off, as if it ''only'' means "ignorant person". So it's likely that it means some variation of "gullible idiot" and that it's use for non-Traders stems from historical attitudes of Trader cultural superiority. Probably the most literal translation would then be "Not one of us and we don't want them."

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* TamoraPierce has fairly generic slurs used against non-white people in her Literature/TortallUniverse (e.g. "sand lice" for [[FantasyCounterpartCulture the Arab-analagous Bazhir]]), and the Literature/CircleOfMagic books introduce the word ''kaq'', "''kaq''", which is... is… confusing. We're told first that it's used by the Tsaw'ha or Traders to refer to non-Traders, that it's very insulting, and that its main connotation is ignorance of the superior Trader way of life. Trader-ness seems to be an ethnic and/or cultural designation rather than a racial one; the only Traders whose races we're told are black, but there's an ambiguous reference to the notion of a white Trader as if it wouldn't be remarkable, and we meet plenty of black people who aren't Traders. So it appears it's more an issue of cultural xenophobia than of racism. The main Trader character, Daja, soon stops using it about the other three protagonists as they become FireForgedFriends, but continues thinking of other non-Traders whom she ''doesn't'' like as kaqs, apparently feeling no obligation to stop thinking along generalized lines -- and lines--and her non-Trader friends adopt it for similar use against people who piss them off, as if it ''only'' means "ignorant person". So it's likely that it means some variation of "gullible idiot" and that it's use for non-Traders stems from historical attitudes of Trader cultural superiority. Probably the most literal translation would then be "Not one of us and we don't want them."



** In John M. Ford's Klingon novels, the ultimate, [[ThisIsUnforgivable unforgiveable]], kill-the-insulter-to-redeem-your-honor insult you can call a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Klingon]] is ''tokhe straav''' -- "willing slave".

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** In John M. Ford's Klingon novels, the ultimate, [[ThisIsUnforgivable unforgiveable]], kill-the-insulter-to-redeem-your-honor insult you can call a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Klingon]] is ''tokhe straav''' -- "willing "''tokhe straav'''"--"willing slave".



* Vampires in ''Literature/FevreDream'' refer to humans as "cattle."
* Vampires in Christopher Farnsworth's novels refer to humans as "the stock", short for "livestock."
* In Robert Asprin's ''Literature/MythAdventures'', natives of the dimension of Perv are "Pervects." Anyone referring to them as "Perverts" may expect a dose of percussive education to correct them.

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* Vampires in ''Literature/FevreDream'' refer to humans as "cattle."
"cattle".
* Vampires in Christopher Farnsworth's novels refer to humans as "the stock", short for "livestock."
"livestock".
* In Robert Asprin's ''Literature/MythAdventures'', natives of the dimension of Perv are "Pervects." "Pervects". Anyone referring to them as "Perverts" may expect a dose of percussive education to correct them.



* Lee Crabb, in ''{{Dinotopia}}'' has a tendency to refer to the saurians as 'scalies'.
* The ''{{Uglies}}'' 'verse has 'crumblies' for older people.

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* Lee Crabb, in ''{{Dinotopia}}'' has a tendency to refer to the saurians as 'scalies'.
"scalies".
* The ''{{Uglies}}'' 'verse has 'crumblies' "crumblies" for older people.



* In the ''Literature/RowanOfRin'' series, the people of Rin call the Travellers 'slips,' after the 'slip-daisy' weed, because of their carefree nature, which is deemed useless by the seroius, hard working people of Rin.

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* In the ''Literature/RowanOfRin'' series, the people of Rin call the Travellers 'slips,' "slips", after the 'slip-daisy' slip-daisy weed, because of their carefree nature, which is deemed useless by the seroius, hard working people of Rin.



* The novel series ''Save The Pearls'', blacks are now the [[PersecutionFlip dominate race]] and have re-named all the races. Whites are called "pearls", Asians are called "Ambers", Latinos are called "Tiger's Eyes" and blacks are called...[[UnfortunateImplications "coals"]]. While whites are supposedly at the bottom of the hierarchy, many critics have noted that their name is the only one that denotes value, beauty, and rarity.

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* The novel series ''Save The Pearls'', blacks are now the [[PersecutionFlip dominate race]] and have re-named all the races. Whites are called "pearls", Asians are called "Ambers", Latinos are called "Tiger's Eyes" and blacks are called...called… [[UnfortunateImplications "coals"]]. While whites are supposedly at the bottom of the hierarchy, many critics have noted that their name is the only one that denotes value, beauty, and rarity.



** The Marat[[note]]a Proud Warrior Race of nomads with a bit of a Wood Elf flavor[[/note]] are on marginally better terms with the Alerans (that is to say, the two groups generally avoid each other with the occasional blow-up into war, rather than continuous low-level warfare as between Alerans and Canim), and the two races at least superficially ''look'' similar, so "monster" type slurs are usually out; instead, both groups tend to just call the other "savages", with Alerans insinuating that all Marat are [[BestialityIsDepraved into bestiality]] and cannibalism, and Marat insinuating that all Alerans are treacherous {{Dirty Coward}}s with no morals- the slur "Dead Tribe" is mentioned to be used by Marat for Alerans, but never actually gets used on-page.
** Oddly, no specific slur for the [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Icemen]] is ever brought up, even though a significant subplot in the fifth book involves a warmongering Aleran lord who is extremely bigoted against them- though "Icemen" itself might count, since it's the Aleran term for the race and not the name they use for themselves, which is never revealed[[note]]Marat call them ''gadrim-ha'' and Canim use "people of the snows"[[/note]].

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** The Marat[[note]]a Proud Warrior Race of nomads with a bit of a Wood Elf flavor[[/note]] are on marginally better terms with the Alerans (that is to say, the two groups generally avoid each other with the occasional blow-up into war, rather than continuous low-level warfare as between Alerans and Canim), and the two races at least superficially ''look'' similar, so "monster" type slurs are usually out; instead, both groups tend to just call the other "savages", with Alerans insinuating that all Marat are [[BestialityIsDepraved into bestiality]] and cannibalism, and Marat insinuating that all Alerans are treacherous {{Dirty Coward}}s with no morals- the morals--the slur "Dead Tribe" is mentioned to be used by Marat for Alerans, but never actually gets used on-page.
** Oddly, no specific slur for the [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Icemen]] is ever brought up, even though a significant subplot in the fifth book involves a warmongering Aleran lord who is extremely bigoted against them- though them--though "Icemen" itself might count, since it's the Aleran term for the race and not the name they use for themselves, which is never revealed[[note]]Marat call them ''gadrim-ha'' and Canim use "people of the snows"[[/note]].



*** Not so much an insult as a recurring plot point - Sinclair's memory was wiped by Minbari telepaths at the ''Battle Of The Line''. Delenn wanted to change the subject.

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*** Not so much an insult as a recurring plot point - Sinclair's point--Sinclair's memory was wiped by Minbari telepaths at the ''Battle Of The Line''. Delenn wanted to change the subject.



** Humans refer to Orks and Trolls, collectively, as "Trogs". Not to be out-done, the Orks call Humans "Breeders", which is supposedly an actual slur used in the real world by homosexuals in reference to heterosexuals. Orks are also called "tuskers" and elves are also called "fairies." [[DontExplainTheJoke Yes, it implies that all elves are gay]].

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** Humans refer to Orks and Trolls, collectively, as "Trogs". Not to be out-done, the Orks call Humans "Breeders", which is supposedly an actual slur used in the real world by homosexuals in reference to heterosexuals. Orks are also called "tuskers" and elves are also called "fairies." [[DontExplainTheJoke Yes, it implies that all elves are gay]].gay.]]



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' has stunties (dwarfs), pointies (elves), and manlings (humans).
** Also greens (orcs), skinnies (elves), scalies (lizardmen) and humies/jimbos (humans)

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' has stunties "stunties" (dwarfs), pointies "pointies" (elves), and manlings "manlings" (humans).
** Also greens "greens" (orcs), skinnies "skinnies" (elves), scalies (lizardmen) and humies/jimbos "humies/jimbos" (humans)



*** On the other side of the coin, Skaven refer to just about everything else as "''X''-Thing" (Man-Thing, Dwarf-Thing, Dead Thing, etc...)

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*** On the other side of the coin, Skaven refer to just about everything else as "''X''-Thing" (Man-Thing, Dwarf-Thing, Dead Thing, etc...)etc.…)



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' -- psychics call normal humans "blunts" (and are themselves "witches,", "warpfreaks," or "madboys.")

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' -- psychics 40000}}'': Psychics call normal humans "blunts" (and are themselves "witches,", "warpfreaks," or "madboys.")



** Techpriests of the Adeptus Mechanicus also do this to normal humans. At least one has been heard to call them 'meatbags.' Techpriests in turn are often called 'cogboys' or some other name referring to their heavy use of artificial limbs/organs.

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** Techpriests of the Adeptus Mechanicus also do this to normal humans. At least one has been heard to call them 'meatbags.' "meatbags". Techpriests in turn are often called 'cogboys' "cogboys" or some other name referring to their heavy use of artificial limbs/organs.



* In ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'', werewolves call vampires "leeches," and the vampires (among others) call the werewolves "dogs." The werewolves also have Fantastic Slurs for each other -- "apes" and "monkeys" for those with human parents, "ferals" for those with wolf parents, and "mules" for those whose parents are both werewolves, and who are therefore sterile.

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* In ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'', werewolves call vampires "leeches," and the vampires (among others) call the werewolves "dogs." The werewolves also have Fantastic Slurs for each other -- "apes" other--"apes" and "monkeys" for those with human parents, "ferals" for those with wolf parents, and "mules" for those whose parents are both werewolves, and who are therefore sterile.



* In another Creator/WhiteWolf example, the superhero roleplaying game ''TabletopGame/{{Aberrant}}'' was titled after an in-setting slur -- the superhumans of the setting were more politely referred to as "novas," but those distrustful of them (and some novas out to reclaim the term) use "aberrant." By the time of far-flung sequel ''TabletopGame/{{Trinity}}'' (which was released first), though, the novas were commonly referred to as aberrants.

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* In another Creator/WhiteWolf example, the superhero roleplaying game ''TabletopGame/{{Aberrant}}'' was titled after an in-setting slur -- the slur--the superhumans of the setting were more politely referred to as "novas," but those distrustful of them (and some novas out to reclaim the term) use "aberrant." By the time of far-flung sequel ''TabletopGame/{{Trinity}}'' (which was released first), though, the novas were commonly referred to as aberrants.



* The ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}: [[SpaceWestern Lost Colony]]'' setting introduces the [[ProudWarriorRace anouks]] who inhabit a planet named Banshee; humans who [[FantasticRacism dislike them]] tend to call them "grape," on account o' their most common skin color. To elaborate further on how far relations between the humans and the anouks have fallen, you get [[UnusualEuphemism "wine"]] from pressing a "grape."

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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}: [[SpaceWestern Lost Colony]]'' setting introduces the [[ProudWarriorRace anouks]] who inhabit a planet named Banshee; humans who [[FantasticRacism dislike them]] tend to call them "grape," "grape", on account o' their most common skin color. To elaborate further on how far relations between the humans and the anouks have fallen, you get [[UnusualEuphemism "wine"]] from pressing a "grape.""grape".



* The ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' has several, the most outstanding being "prime" and "clueless." A prime is someone from the prime material plane (i.e. an actual Earth-like world, such as most regular settings) rather than from Sigil or the outer/inner planes; to some people, this implied that the person was rural, uneducated, the "country cousin from out of town," although technically it's purely descriptive and not derogatory. A clueless, on the other hand, is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin very much so]]; a person who just don't get how things work out among the planes, and sometimes believe he's still back home. (An apt comparison would be your country cousin visiting the city for the first time, and your retarded cousin who can't be convinced he has to wear pants when he's with other people.) Some people consider ''all'' primes to be clueless, but there's a good deal of arrogant cluelessness among some planewalkers, too...

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* The ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' has several, the most outstanding being "prime" and "clueless." A prime is someone from the prime material plane (i.e. an actual Earth-like world, such as most regular settings) rather than from Sigil or the outer/inner planes; to some people, this implied that the person was rural, uneducated, the "country cousin from out of town," although technically it's purely descriptive and not derogatory. A clueless, on the other hand, is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin very much so]]; a person who just don't get how things work out among the planes, and sometimes believe he's still back home. (An apt comparison would be your country cousin visiting the city for the first time, and your retarded cousin who can't be convinced he has to wear pants when he's with other people.) Some people consider ''all'' primes to be clueless, but there's a good deal of arrogant cluelessness among some planewalkers, too...too…



** Fawkes would prefer you use the term "[[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Meta-Human]]"

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** Fawkes would prefer you use the term "[[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Meta-Human]]"[[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual "Meta-Human"]]



** Argonians will sometimes refer to non-Argonians as "soft-skins" in a derogatory fashion. Conversely, Argonians are called lizards and Khajiit "kitties"; and in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', every race gets a set of battle cries which specifically insult the other races - a human yelling that their Argonian opponent "will make a fine pair of boots," for example. Also, Khajiit are said to get ''very upset'' if you call them unclawed or bald, even if they technically are.

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** Argonians will sometimes refer to non-Argonians as "soft-skins" in a derogatory fashion. Conversely, Argonians are called lizards and Khajiit "kitties"; and in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', every race gets a set of battle cries which specifically insult the other races - a races--a human yelling that their Argonian opponent "will make a fine pair of boots," for example. Also, Khajiit are said to get ''very upset'' if you call them unclawed or bald, even if they technically are.



* ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' has their Jewish/Gypsy analog Darcsens derisively called "dark hairs" because... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin They have bluish black hair]].
** This also applies to Valkyrur - Selvaria is frequently referred to as a "witch" even by ''her own soldiers'', and [[spoiler: Alicia]] is treated to a kind of reverse discrimination when Gallian soldiers begin genuflecting her in the canteen.
** Dark-hair only applies to the English dub. In the Japanese dub, they're simply referred to as 'Darcsen'.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'', people from the aerial empire of Solaris refer to surface dwellers as -Lambs-.

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* ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' has their Jewish/Gypsy analog Darcsens derisively called "dark hairs" because... because… [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin They they have bluish black hair]].
** This also applies to Valkyrur - Selvaria Valkyrur--Selvaria is frequently referred to as a "witch" even by ''her own soldiers'', and [[spoiler: Alicia]] is treated to a kind of reverse discrimination when Gallian soldiers begin genuflecting her in the canteen.
** Dark-hair only applies to the English dub. In the Japanese dub, they're simply referred to as 'Darcsen'.
"Darcsen".
* In ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'', people from the aerial empire of Solaris refer to surface dwellers as -Lambs-."Lambs".



* ''VideoGame/GuildWars'' has various instances of this between the various races, though primarily they're other races referring to humans. "Two-legs" (centaur), "[[IAmAHumanitarian meat]]" (Charr), and "[[StealthInsult bookah]]" (Asura).

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* ''VideoGame/GuildWars'' has various instances of this between the various races, though primarily they're other races referring to humans. "Two-legs" (centaur), "[[IAmAHumanitarian meat]]" [[IAmAHumanitarian "meat"]] (Charr), and "[[StealthInsult bookah]]" [[StealthInsult "bookah"]] (Asura).



* ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'': 'Drowhiir' (an impolite term for drowussu or grey drow), and 'Sick Bestiality Fetish' (said of a male drow who finds human women sexually attractive) are both used in-story. Drow also seem to use the word "motherkiller" in the same context that humans use "motherfucker" and as a specific reference to [[spoiler:how the Sharen sisters killed their own mother]].

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* ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'': 'Drowhiir' "Drowhiir" (an impolite term for drowussu or grey drow), and 'Sick "Sick Bestiality Fetish' Fetish" (said of a male drow who finds human women sexually attractive) are both used in-story. Drow also seem to use the word "motherkiller" in the same context that humans use "motherfucker" and as a specific reference to [[spoiler:how the Sharen sisters killed their own mother]].



* In ''Webcomic/ImpureBlood'', [[http://www.impurebloodwebcomic.com/Pages/Issue3/ib059.html freak lovers]] -- to be sure, the men he took down were stalking him to taunt him with the same thing.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Unsounded}}'', Gold Caste (Blonde Haired, Green-to-Gold Eyed) individuals in Alderode are 'pissmops', and Platinum Caste (Platinum Haired, Pink-To-Lavender eyed) caste individuals are [[WeAreAsMayflies insects]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', trolls right at the very bottom of their blood-colour based social structure are called 'rustbloods'. The more neutral term is 'lowblood'. At one point, Meenah also gets very offended when Mituna calls her 'chumbucket', as it's apparently an anti-seadweller slur.

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* In ''Webcomic/ImpureBlood'', [[http://www.impurebloodwebcomic.com/Pages/Issue3/ib059.html freak lovers]] -- to lovers]]--to be sure, the men he took down were stalking him to taunt him with the same thing.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Unsounded}}'', Gold Caste (Blonde Haired, Green-to-Gold Eyed) individuals in Alderode are 'pissmops', "pissmops", and Platinum Caste (Platinum Haired, Pink-To-Lavender eyed) caste individuals are [[WeAreAsMayflies insects]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', trolls right at the very bottom of their blood-colour based social structure are called 'rustbloods'. "rustbloods". The more neutral term is 'lowblood'. "lowblood". At one point, Meenah also gets very offended when Mituna calls her 'chumbucket', "chumbucket", as it's apparently an anti-seadweller slur.



--> '''Gary:''' ''"What is the worst smelling animal on your planet?"''
--> '''Church:''' ''"Erm... A skunk. Wait, so 'shisno' means skunk?"''
--> '''Gary:''' ''"Not exactly. Does a skunk defecate?"''
--> '''Church:''' ''"Yes."''
--> '''Gary:''' ''"And does the skunk's defecation in turn create its own excrement?"''
--> '''Church:''' ''"Eww... No!"''
--> '''Gary:''' ''"Then there is no equivalent for shisno in your language."''
--> '''Church:''' ''"Gross..."''
--> '''Gary:''' ''"Like you would not believe!"''

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--> '''Gary:''' ''"What -->'''Gary:''' What is the worst smelling animal on your planet?"''
-->
planet?\\
'''Church:''' ''"Erm... Erm… A skunk. Wait, so 'shisno' "shisno" means skunk?"''
-->
skunk?\\
'''Gary:''' ''"Not Not exactly. Does a skunk defecate?"''
-->
defecate?\\
'''Church:''' ''"Yes."''
-->
Yes.\\
'''Gary:''' ''"And And does the skunk's defecation in turn create its own excrement?"''
-->
excrement?\\
'''Church:''' ''"Eww... No!"''
-->
Eww... No!\\
'''Gary:''' ''"Then Then there is no equivalent for shisno "shisno" in your language."''
-->
\\
'''Church:''' ''"Gross..."''
-->
Gross…\\
'''Gary:''' ''"Like Like you would not believe!"''believe!



* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' sometimes refer to humans as 'insects' (despite [[CaptainObvious humans not being insects]]), although obviously not [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars when they transform into insects]]. Also, the term 'mudflap' is roughly analogous to 'bumpkin' (although in Cybertronian slang, it seems to usually take the place of "ass"). Some Decepticons have been heard referring to humans by the common "robot's anti-human term" of '''Fleshling'''. "Squishy" and "puny flesh creature" are also favorites.

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* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' sometimes refer to humans as 'insects' (despite [[CaptainObvious humans not being insects]]), although obviously not [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars when they transform into insects]]. Also, the term 'mudflap' "mudflap" is roughly analogous to 'bumpkin' "bumpkin" (although in Cybertronian slang, it seems to usually take the place of "ass"). Some Decepticons have been heard referring to humans by the common "robot's anti-human term" of '''Fleshling'''. "Squishy" and "puny flesh creature" are also favorites.



* On ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', [[SpoiledBrat Diamond Tiara]] and [[AlphaBitch Silver Spoon]] call their classmates who haven't gotten their cutie marks yet 'Blank Flanks'. Ironically, they appropriated the term from their teacher, Cheerilee, who wasn't using it as an insult. TruthInTelevision: Almost without fail, slurs started out as either innocuous descriptors without negative connotation (like "stupid", which once meant "in a stupor", so a term for someone drunk or concussed rather than unintelligent) or descriptors which ''did'' have a negative connotation, but weren't meant to be used as insults (like "retard", which used to just mean "someone who is retarded", the [[FairForItsDay then-acceptable term]] for someone with a mental disability). It's not something that's stopped happening either; "LD" (for "learning disability") is starting to pick up as a playground insult. Though in "Crusaders of the Lost Mark", Diamond Tiara's mother Spoiled Rich uses the term, indicating that she picked it up from her and it isn't exclusive to the schoolyard.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', [[SpoiledBrat Diamond Tiara]] and [[AlphaBitch Silver Spoon]] call their classmates who haven't gotten their cutie marks yet 'Blank Flanks'."Blank Flanks". Ironically, they appropriated the term from their teacher, Cheerilee, who wasn't using it as an insult. TruthInTelevision: Almost without fail, slurs started out as either innocuous descriptors without negative connotation (like "stupid", which once meant "in a stupor", so a term for someone drunk or concussed rather than unintelligent) or descriptors which ''did'' have a negative connotation, but weren't meant to be used as insults (like "retard", which used to just mean "someone who is retarded", the [[FairForItsDay then-acceptable term]] for someone with a mental disability). It's not something that's stopped happening either; "LD" (for "learning disability") is starting to pick up as a playground insult. Though in "Crusaders of the Lost Mark", Diamond Tiara's mother Spoiled Rich uses the term, indicating that she picked it up from her and it isn't exclusive to the schoolyard.



* Exaggerated for RuleOfFunny in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', where Rick explains to his granddaughter Summer that to Traflorgians, the term 'glip-glop' is as if "the N-word and the C-word had a baby, and it was raised by every bad word for 'Jew'."

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* Exaggerated for RuleOfFunny in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', where Rick explains to his granddaughter Summer that to Traflorgians, the term 'glip-glop' "glip-glop" is as if "the N-word and the C-word had a baby, and it was raised by every bad word for 'Jew'."
17th May '16 5:03:55 PM Eievie
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->'''Haley:''' How can you be so smart sometimes and still be such an... an AIRHEAD!\\

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->'''Haley:''' How can you be so smart sometimes and still be such an... an… an AIRHEAD!\\



** Robots are sometimes referred to as 'clickers', a term that carries the same connotations as the N-word does in the real word. They prefer "Ferro-Americans" or "Post-organics." Although [[NWordPrivileges that doesn't stop]] "[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything scrap]]" musicians from using it in their songs...

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** Robots are sometimes referred to as 'clickers', "clickers", a term that carries the same connotations as the N-word does in the real word. They prefer "Ferro-Americans" or "Post-organics." Although [[NWordPrivileges that doesn't stop]] "[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything scrap]]" [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything "scrap"]] musicians from using it in their songs...songs…



** In New X-Men, Stuff, a shapeshifting member of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard, is reprimanded by a colleague for using the slur "solid-oids" against non-shapeshifters; apparently this sort of bigotry is common enough where they come from that there's even a term for it -- "morphism."

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** In New X-Men, Stuff, a shapeshifting member of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard, is reprimanded by a colleague for using the slur "solid-oids" against non-shapeshifters; apparently this sort of bigotry is common enough where they come from that there's even a term for it -- it--
"morphism."



** In the Age of X... shared hallucination thingy, mutants referred to humans as "preaks". Because they are what came before.

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** In the Age of X... X… shared hallucination thingy, mutants referred to humans as "preaks". Because they are what came before.



** The Idris call noncombatants “fodder” (e.g., streetfodder).
** Similarly, Jeft calls gaming characters with no chance for survival “fertilizer.”
** Grynun calls elves “dung on legs.”
** Lyndess scornfully calls Terdan a “Foot-Arm,” implying that though he is an Arm (the second highest rank in the Idris), he fetches and carries like a lowly Foot.
** The harveys do not like being called “rabbits” or “bunnies” and are quick to correct John when he innocently calls them that.
** Varx refers to Jeft as a “highgrav,” or big drag.
** The Hunter calls gay men “shameful female-men.”
* In ''Fanfic/SummerDaysAndEveningFlames'', Gilda, a [[MixAndMatchCritters griffin]], gets called a "half-breed". [[HypocriticalHumor By a pegasus]].
* In ''Legend of the Crimson Avatar'', a Naruto AU/Avatar: The Last Airbender crossover, firebenders with extremely weak, low temperature fire are called Rose Flames due to the blood red color. Rose Flames struggle to produce even orange fire in combat and no Rose Flame has ever attained certification as a Master, relegating anyone unfortunate enough to be one to a life of ridicule. The AU Naruto happens to be a Rose Flame, and the first time he tries to look cool lighting his fist on fire, everybody laughs at him.
* In ''Fanfic/TheOllivanderChildren,'' the word "Mudbuck" is used as an extremely rude word for "Muggle."
* ''FanFic/HarmonyTheory'': "Insect" for changeling. Also [[NicknamingTheEnemy the two sides of Equestria call each other "lunatics" and "sun-heads".]]

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** The Idris call noncombatants “fodder” "fodder" (e.g., streetfodder).
** Similarly, Jeft calls gaming characters with no chance for survival “fertilizer.”
"fertilizer".
** Grynun calls elves “dung "dung on legs.”
legs".
** Lyndess scornfully calls Terdan a “Foot-Arm,” "Foot-Arm", implying that though he is an Arm (the second highest rank in the Idris), he fetches and carries like a lowly Foot.
** The harveys do not like being called “rabbits” "rabbits" or “bunnies” "bunnies" and are quick to correct John when he innocently calls them that.
** Varx refers to Jeft as a “highgrav,” "highgrav", or big drag.
** The Hunter calls gay men “shameful female-men.”
"shameful female-men".
* In ''Fanfic/SummerDaysAndEveningFlames'', Gilda, a [[MixAndMatchCritters griffin]], gets called a "half-breed". [[HypocriticalHumor By a pegasus]].
pegasus.]]
* In ''Legend of the Crimson Avatar'', a Naruto AU/Avatar: The Last Airbender crossover, firebenders with extremely weak, low temperature fire are called Rose Flames "Rose Flames" due to the blood red color. Rose Flames struggle to produce even orange fire in combat and no Rose Flame has ever attained certification as a Master, relegating anyone unfortunate enough to be one to a life of ridicule. The AU Naruto happens to be a Rose Flame, and the first time he tries to look cool lighting his fist on fire, everybody laughs at him.
* In ''Fanfic/TheOllivanderChildren,'' the word "Mudbuck" is used as an extremely rude word for "Muggle."
"Muggle".
* ''FanFic/HarmonyTheory'': "Insect" for changeling. Also [[NicknamingTheEnemy Also the two sides of Equestria call each other "lunatics" and "sun-heads".]]



* ''Fanfic/ReimaginedEnterprise'': Vulcans are sometimes dubbed 'elves' and Tellarites 'pigs'.

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* ''Fanfic/ReimaginedEnterprise'': Vulcans are sometimes dubbed 'elves' "elves" and Tellarites 'pigs'."pigs".



* ''Fanfic/RedFireRedPlanet'' has Norigom, a Nausicaan, refer to Klingons as ''jil'kresh'', making it this trope crossed with PardonMyKlingon. Brokosh, a Lethean, has also been known to refer to Klingons as "[[RubberForeheadAliens ridgefaces]]".

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* ''Fanfic/RedFireRedPlanet'' has Norigom, a Nausicaan, refer to Klingons as ''jil'kresh'', "''jil'kresh''", making it this trope crossed with PardonMyKlingon. Brokosh, a Lethean, has also been known to refer to Klingons as "[[RubberForeheadAliens ridgefaces]]".[[RubberForeheadAliens "ridgefaces"]].



* The short follow-up to the [[ComicBook/TheTransformers Transformers]] fanfic ''FanFic/{{Eugenesis}}'' begins with a whole slew of slurs. In order we have: Offloaders; Skivs; Leakers; Muties; Viroids; Emps; Lifers; Neuts; Ex-Reds; Slaggers and Mechdazers.

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* The short follow-up to the [[ComicBook/TheTransformers Transformers]] fanfic ''FanFic/{{Eugenesis}}'' begins with a whole slew of slurs. In order we have: Offloaders; Skivs; Leakers; Muties; Viroids; Emps; Lifers; Neuts; Ex-Reds; Slaggers "Offloaders"; "Skivs"; "Leakers"; "Muties"; "Viroids"; "Emps"; "Lifers"; "Neuts"; "Ex-Reds"; "Slaggers" and Mechdazers."Mechdazers".



* in the otherwise forgettable CreationOfTheHumanoids the androids are called "clickers."

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* in In the otherwise forgettable CreationOfTheHumanoids the androids are called "clickers.""clickers".



** 'Piggies' starts off as an affectionate nickname for the native inhabitants of Lusitania in Speaker for the Dead, but by Xenocide and Children of the mind, it has come to be seen as condescending, and "pequeninos" (Portuguese for "little ones") is the preferred term.
* "Mudblood" is a slur frequently used for non-wizard-born wizards in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, treated by the protagonists to be on par with the N word in terms of nastiness. To many viewers, this comes across as hypocritical, because said protagonists themselves commonly call non-wizards "Muggles" (word derived from "mug", an English term for someone who is easily fooled), which is acceptable. (How those few Muggles who are in on TheMasquerade, such as the Dursleys and Hermione's parents, feel about the term is unexplored.) Werewolves, mermaids, centaurs and half-giants are sometimes called "half-breeds" by the same sort of bigots. While there's no interspecies breeding involved for the first three, it's probably because they appear to be half-human, half something else.

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** 'Piggies' "Piggies" starts off as an affectionate nickname for the native inhabitants of Lusitania in Speaker for the Dead, but by Xenocide and Children of the mind, it has come to be seen as condescending, and "pequeninos" (Portuguese for "little ones") is the preferred term.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
**
"Mudblood" is a slur frequently used for non-wizard-born wizards in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, those politically correctly called "muggle-borns". treated by the protagonists to be on par with the N word N-word in terms of nastiness. To many viewers, this comes across as hypocritical, because said protagonists themselves commonly call non-wizards "Muggles" (word derived from "mug", an English term for someone who is easily fooled), which is acceptable. (How those few Muggles who are in on TheMasquerade, such as the Dursleys and Hermione's parents, feel about the term is unexplored.) nastiness.
**
Werewolves, mermaids, centaurs and half-giants are sometimes called "half-breeds" by the same sort of bigots. While there's no interspecies breeding involved for the first three, it's probably because they appear to be half-human, half something else. It's not clear if it's a slur or an acutel term for HalfHumanHybrids.
11th May '16 1:42:35 PM erforce
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* In ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', future-humans often refer to Terminators as simply "metal" in a tone that certainly sounds like a species-insult. As in "you had ''metal'' running a [[spoiler: submarine]]?"

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* In ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', future-humans often refer to Terminators as simply "metal" in a tone that certainly sounds like a species-insult. As in "you had ''metal'' running a [[spoiler: submarine]]?"
9th May '16 10:12:25 PM Pichu-kun
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* In the ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' fanfic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6357178 The Weight Of A Word]]'', Nick's and Judy's child (who is a HappilyAdopted red panda) often gets called a "predo" in reference to Judy's affections for a predator. The opposite is a "preyo" (short for "preyophile").
9th May '16 10:03:12 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Citizens of the defeated Japan are called "Elevens" by everyone affiliated with the Holy Britannian Empire, to go along with the whole stripped-of-their-national-identity treatment the Empire put on them (occupied Japan is simply called "Area 11"). Likewise with every other country that has been numbered.

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': ''Anime/CodeGeass'':
**
Citizens of the defeated Japan are called "Elevens" by everyone affiliated with the Holy Britannian Empire, to go along with the whole stripped-of-their-national-identity treatment the Empire put on them (occupied Japan is simply called "Area 11"). Likewise with every other country that has been numbered.



* In ''TopTen'', robots are sometimes referred to as 'clickers', a term that carries the same connotations as the N-word does in the real word. They prefer "Ferro-Americans" or "Post-organics."
** Although [[NWordPrivileges that doesn't stop]] "[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything scrap]]" musicians from using it in their songs...

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* In ''TopTen'', robots ''ComicBook/TopTen'':
** Robots
are sometimes referred to as 'clickers', a term that carries the same connotations as the N-word does in the real word. They prefer "Ferro-Americans" or "Post-organics."
**
" Although [[NWordPrivileges that doesn't stop]] "[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything scrap]]" musicians from using it in their songs...



* In ''ComicBook/AvatarTheLastAirbenderThePromise'' Firebenders are called "ash makers" by residents of the Earth Kingdom who want them out.

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* In ''ComicBook/AvatarTheLastAirbenderThePromise'' ''ComicBook/AvatarTheLastAirbenderThePromise'':
**
Firebenders are called "ash makers" by residents of the Earth Kingdom who want them out.



** Plus, here in RealLife, they are often called Smurfs by anyone watching the movie.



** In ''[[CasperScareSchool Casper's Scare School]]'', "fleshies" refer to {{muggles}}.



* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', being called "vermin" or "rodent" is [[UpliftedAnimal Rocket's]] often-pushed BerserkButton. ''People'' insults, such as "jerk," "psycho" or "criminal," he simply takes in stride (partly because ''those'' insults [[AntiHero tend to be fairly accurate]]).

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* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', being ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'':
** Being
called "vermin" or "rodent" is [[UpliftedAnimal Rocket's]] often-pushed BerserkButton. ''People'' insults, such as "jerk," "psycho" or "criminal," he simply takes in stride (partly because ''those'' insults [[AntiHero tend to be fairly accurate]]).



* It's apparently common for three horns in ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' to call long necks 'flatheads'. [[InnocentBigot Petrie did use the term first not meaning to be insulting]]. However, Cera was not back with the group to hear him at that time, though she uses the term on her own after running into them. "My father told me that flatheads have very small brains!"
* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' has [[KnightTemplarParent King]] [[NobleBigot Triton]] referring to humans as "Fish-Eaters" since the fish are sentient.
* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', apparently the word "cute" functions as this to some degree for rabbits, and the use of it seems to function similarly to the n-word for humans: bunnies can call other bunnies cute, but it is considered offensive when other animals do so. The term "dumb bunny" is also generally more offensive than the word "cute".



* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', yeerks are "slugs", Andalites are "grass-eaters", Taxxons are "bugs" or more commonly "worms", Hork-Bajir are "geniuses" and "bark-chewers", and humans are "monkeys."
** The standard Yeerk-on-Andalite insult seems to be "Andalite filth!," while the inverse is "Yeerk scum!"
* "[[BugWar Buggers]]" in ''Literature/EndersGame'' was retconned into this. In the later books (starting with ''Ender's Shadow'') we learn that they're officially called "Formics"--likely because [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids the series became more popular among pre-teens than Card expected]], and he wanted to avoid gratuitous profanity (he even replaces all uses of "Bugger" with "Formic" in the 2008 graphic novel adaptation). Note that while considered a swear on Earth after the first and second invasions, "buggers" doesn't really mean much to the aliens, who at that point are still figuring out the concept of sapience outside of a hive mind, have little to no real contact with the humans, and never really grok the concept of language even after human-Formic relations are a little more regular.

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* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', yeerks are "slugs", Andalites are "grass-eaters", Taxxons are "bugs" or more commonly "worms", Hork-Bajir are "geniuses" and "bark-chewers", and humans are "monkeys."
**
" The standard Yeerk-on-Andalite insult seems to be "Andalite filth!," while the inverse is "Yeerk scum!"
* ''Literature/EndersGame'':
**
"[[BugWar Buggers]]" in ''Literature/EndersGame'' Buggies]]" was retconned into this. In the later books (starting with ''Ender's Shadow'') we learn that they're officially called "Formics"--likely because [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids the series became more popular among pre-teens than Card expected]], and he wanted to avoid gratuitous profanity (he even replaces all uses of "Bugger" with "Formic" in the 2008 graphic novel adaptation). Note that while considered a swear on Earth after the first and second invasions, "buggers" doesn't really mean much to the aliens, who at that point are still figuring out the concept of sapience outside of a hive mind, have little to no real contact with the humans, and never really grok the concept of language even after human-Formic relations are a little more regular.



** Disturbingly, that's what RealLife Christian Identity racists call blacks, Asians and Latinos. They believe Adam was made from clay and had God's spirit breathed into him, per [[Literature/TheBible Genesis]], but [[InsaneTrollLogic claim all non-white races are an unsuccessful early attempt made from mud]]. Don't look at me like that, ''I'' didn't make this up!



* Most of the human characters in ''Uller Uprising'' by Creator/HBeamPiper refer to Ullerans as "geeks" - except the Kragans, their closest native allies. The Ullerans, in turn, call the humans "sudabitt", the closest they can get to "son of a b*tch".
** Even the Kragans take to calling all-natives-but-Kragans "geek".

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* Most of the human characters in ''Uller Uprising'' by Creator/HBeamPiper refer to Ullerans as "geeks" - except the Kragans, their closest native allies. The Ullerans, in turn, call the humans "sudabitt", the closest they can get to "son of a b*tch".
**
b*tch". Even the Kragans take to calling all-natives-but-Kragans "geek".



* ''[[Literature/AMagesPower A Mage's Power]]'':

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* ''[[Literature/AMagesPower A Mage's Power]]'':''Literature/AMagesPower'':



* ''Series/TrueBlood'': "[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything God hates fangs]]."

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* ''Series/TrueBlood'': ''Series/TrueBlood'':
**
"[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything God hates fangs]]."



* "Greenskins" for female Orions in ''Franchise/StarTrek''.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
**
"Greenskins" for female Orions in ''Franchise/StarTrek''.Orions.



* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', angels refer to humans as "mud-monkeys", while Dean called the Angels "[[BarbieDollAnatomy junkless]]". Lucifer looks down on humans as "[[SonOfAnApe hairless apes]]"

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* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', angels ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** Angels
refer to humans as "mud-monkeys", while Dean called the Angels "[[BarbieDollAnatomy junkless]]". Lucifer looks down on humans as "[[SonOfAnApe hairless apes]]"



* "Dollies" is a derogatory term for synths (androids) in ''Series/{{Humans}}''.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', psychics are sometimes derisively referred to as "Spoon-benders." Much like with real life slurs, however, it's apparently okay for one psychic to call another one a spoon-bender; three main characters say it, one joking, one angry and one serious. Within the psychic community, the implied meaning seems to be 'someone who uses their powers for mundane things/to show off'.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', psychics ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'':
** Psychics
are sometimes derisively referred to as "Spoon-benders." Much like with real life slurs, however, it's apparently okay for one psychic to call another one a spoon-bender; three main characters say it, one joking, one angry and one serious. Within the psychic community, the implied meaning seems to be 'someone who uses their powers for mundane things/to show off'.



* On ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', [[SpoiledBrat Diamond Tiara]] and [[AlphaBitch Silver Spoon]] call their classmates who haven't gotten their cutie marks yet 'Blank Flanks'. Ironically, they appropriated the term from their teacher, Cheerilee, who wasn't using it as an insult.
** TruthInTelevision: Almost without fail, slurs started out as either innocuous descriptors without negative connotation (like "stupid", which once meant "in a stupor", so a term for someone drunk or concussed rather than unintelligent) or descriptors which ''did'' have a negative connotation, but weren't meant to be used as insults (like "retard", which used to just mean "someone who is retarded", the [[FairForItsDay then-acceptable term]] for someone with a mental disability). It's not something that's stopped happening either; "LD" (for "learning disability") is starting to pick up as a playground insult.
** Though in "Crusaders of the Lost Mark", Diamond Tiara's mother Spoiled Rich uses the term, indicating that she picked it up from her and it isn't exclusive to the schoolyard.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', [[SpoiledBrat Diamond Tiara]] and [[AlphaBitch Silver Spoon]] call their classmates who haven't gotten their cutie marks yet 'Blank Flanks'. Ironically, they appropriated the term from their teacher, Cheerilee, who wasn't using it as an insult.
**
insult. TruthInTelevision: Almost without fail, slurs started out as either innocuous descriptors without negative connotation (like "stupid", which once meant "in a stupor", so a term for someone drunk or concussed rather than unintelligent) or descriptors which ''did'' have a negative connotation, but weren't meant to be used as insults (like "retard", which used to just mean "someone who is retarded", the [[FairForItsDay then-acceptable term]] for someone with a mental disability). It's not something that's stopped happening either; "LD" (for "learning disability") is starting to pick up as a playground insult.
**
insult. Though in "Crusaders of the Lost Mark", Diamond Tiara's mother Spoiled Rich uses the term, indicating that she picked it up from her and it isn't exclusive to the schoolyard.



* It's apparently common for three horns in ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' to call long necks 'flatheads'. [[InnocentBigot Petrie did use the term first not meaning to be insulting]]. However, Cera was not back with the group to hear him at that time, though she uses the term on her own after running into them. "My father told me that flatheads have very small brains!"
* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' has [[KnightTemplarParent King]] [[NobleBigot Triton]] referring to humans as "Fish-Eaters" since the fish are sentient.



* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', apparently the word "cute" functions as this to some degree for rabbits, and the use of it seems to function similarly to the n-word for humans: bunnies can call other bunnies cute, but it is considered offensive when other animals do so. The term "dumb bunny" is also generally more offensive than the word "cute".

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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', apparently the word "cute" functions as this ''[[WesternAnimation/CasperScareSchool Casper's Scare School]]'', "fleshies" refer to some degree for rabbits, and the use of it seems to function similarly to the n-word for humans: bunnies can call other bunnies cute, but it is considered offensive when other animals do so. The term "dumb bunny" is also generally more offensive than the word "cute".{{muggles}}.
14th Apr '16 7:58:47 AM FoxBluereaver
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* In ''Fanfic/TheLastSon'', Graydon Creed and the Friends of Humanity, in addition to the canon "muties" for mutants, create the term "krypper" to refer to Superman and other Kryptonians by bastardizing the word Krypton.
12th Apr '16 12:54:54 AM RobTan
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** Also, "robot" itself seems to be a lesser, old-fashioned slur similar to "negro". An elderly woman talking to android officer Joe Pi starts saying "robot", then stops herself and says "Ferro-American".

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** Also, "robot" itself seems to be a lesser, old-fashioned slur similar to "negro"."negro" or "colored". An elderly woman talking to android officer Joe Pi starts saying "robot", then stops herself and says "Ferro-American".
12th Apr '16 12:51:44 AM RobTan
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** Also, "robot" itself seems to be a lesser, old-fashioned slur similar to "negro". An elderly woman talking to android officer Joe Pi starts saying "robot", then stops herself and says "Ferro-American".
9th Apr '16 10:25:00 AM WeirdKev27
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* In ''Disney/Zootopia'', apparently the word "cute" functions as this to some degree for rabbits, and the use of it seems to function similarly to the n-word for humans: bunnies can call other bunnies cute, but it is considered offensive when other animals do so. The term "dumb bunny" is also generally more offensive than the word "cute".

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* In ''Disney/Zootopia'', ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', apparently the word "cute" functions as this to some degree for rabbits, and the use of it seems to function similarly to the n-word for humans: bunnies can call other bunnies cute, but it is considered offensive when other animals do so. The term "dumb bunny" is also generally more offensive than the word "cute".
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