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22nd Jul '17 1:02:10 PM Theriocephalus
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* The morlocks (ape-like violent savages) and eloi (docile and meek) from ''Literature/TheTimeMachine'' are the TropeCodifier, if not the UrExample as well. The Time Traveler theorizes that morlocks are the descendants of the working class, and the eloi are the descendants of the upper class. A brief visit even farther into the future (omitted in some editions of the text and restored in others) sees humans evolved into gray rabbit-like animals, preyed on by giant insects.
** Of course, there is a bit of a subversion here, since [[spoiler:the eloi are, contrary to first impression, the less "civilized" of the two species, having been reduced to cattle by the morlocks.]]

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* The morlocks (ape-like violent savages) and eloi (docile and meek) from ''Literature/TheTimeMachine'' are the TropeCodifier, if not the UrExample as well. The Time Traveler theorizes that morlocks are the descendants of the working class, who over millennia of servitude and life tending to underground machinery have evolved into pale troglodytes who still keep the machines going out of instinct and habit, while the eloi are the descendants of the upper class. class, having been tuned into dull-minded and child-like organisms by millennia of indolence and lifestyles that required neither strength nor intelligence. An interesting result of this arrangement is that the workers ended up being the ones in control, with the brutish and bestial morlocks farming the otherwise helpless eloi like cattle. A brief visit even farther into the future (omitted in some editions of the text and restored in others) sees humans evolved into gray rabbit-like animals, preyed on by giant insects.
** Of course, there is a bit of a subversion here, since [[spoiler:the eloi are, contrary to first impression, the less "civilized" of the two species, having been reduced to cattle by the morlocks.]]
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** The seventh men, who were designed with wings and did not care about technology, however the "wingless mutants" who evolved into the eighth men did.
** The tenth through fourteenth men, sentience briefly re-emerging from the whole ecosystem of animals that evolved from the ninth men. The fifteenth men manage to restore civilization to humanity though.
* In Creator/DavidBrin's second ''{{Literature/Uplift}}'' trilogy, intelligent beings (the descendants of starfarers who are trespassing in the galactic equivalent of a 'nature reserve', including some humans) are trying to revert to a non-sapient state: if the law enforcement of the Five Galaxies don't discover them until their culture has collapsed, they won't be "purged" for their ancestors' crime.

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** The seventh men, who men of Venus were designed with wings by the preceding sixth men, and did not care about technology, however technology. However, the "wingless mutants" who evolved into the eighth men did.
did, and over time formed their own civilization and completely displaced the seventh men.
** The tenth through fourteenth men, men were all examples of sentience briefly re-emerging from the whole ecosystem of animals that evolved from the ninth men.men on Neptune. The fifteenth men manage to restore civilization to humanity though.
** Further, there was a variety of animalistic subhumans that developed from the various human races during and after the various collapses of civilization. Besides the Neptunian varieties, there were also the baboon-like subhumans that evolved from the first men (our own species) after the collapse of their last civilization and the predatory seal-like humans of Venus, who often competed with the sixth men.
* In Creator/DavidBrin's second ''{{Literature/Uplift}}'' trilogy, intelligent beings (the descendants of starfarers who are trespassing in the galactic equivalent of a 'nature reserve', "nature reserve", including some humans) are trying to revert to a non-sapient state: if the law enforcement of the Five Galaxies don't discover them until their culture has collapsed, they won't be "purged" for their ancestors' crime.
10th Jul '17 8:22:14 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', the Falmer have degenerated from graceful [[OurElvesAreDifferent Snow Elves]] with a culture rivaling the Altmer (High Elves) into a race of blind, subterranean, [[TheMorlocks Morlock]]-like beasts with a [[AlwaysChaoticEvil primitive, xenophobic tribal culture]]. The [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]], who took the surviving Falmer in after their near-extinction at the hands of the ancient [[HornyVikings Nords]], forced the Falmer to blind themselves with poisonous mushrooms in exchange. The Dwemer used them as servants and [[EnslavedElves slaves]], and may have performed experiments on them that caused them to further mutate into their present form.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', the ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** The
Falmer have degenerated from graceful [[OurElvesAreDifferent Snow Elves]] with a culture rivaling the Altmer (High Elves) into a race of blind, subterranean, [[TheMorlocks Morlock]]-like beasts with a [[AlwaysChaoticEvil primitive, xenophobic tribal culture]]. The [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]], who took the surviving Falmer in after their near-extinction at the hands of the ancient [[HornyVikings Nords]], forced the Falmer to blind themselves with poisonous mushrooms in exchange. The Dwemer used them as servants and [[EnslavedElves slaves]], and may have performed experiments on them that caused them to further mutate into their present form. So significant was the de-evolution of the Falmer that it affected their very souls, turning them from "black" sapient souls into the "white" souls of creatures.
** The Dreugh, a race of [[FishPeople aquatic humanoid octopi]], once ruled the world in a previous kalpa, or cycle of time. However, that was one of the 12 worlds which were destroyed and the remnants pieced together to [[CreationMyth create Nirn]]. The Dreugh of early Nirn were still intelligent, but that diminished over time as their civilization fell and their intelligence devolved. Now, like the Falmer, their de-evolution from an intelligent, sapient race with their own civilization has included their souls becoming white, like those of animals.
18th May '17 7:00:15 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', the Falmer have degenerated from graceful [[OurElvesAreDifferent Snow Elves]] with a culture rivaling the Altmer (High Elves) into a race of blind, subterranean, [[TheMorlock Morlock]]-like beasts with a [[AlwaysChaoticEvil primitive, xenophobic tribal culture]]. The [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]], who took the surviving Falmer in after their near-extinction at the hands of the ancient [[HornyVikings Nords]], forced the Falmer to blind themselves with poisonous mushrooms in exchange. The Dwemer used them as servants and [[EnslavedElves slaves]], and may have performed experiments on them that caused them to further mutate into their present form.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', the Falmer have degenerated from graceful [[OurElvesAreDifferent Snow Elves]] with a culture rivaling the Altmer (High Elves) into a race of blind, subterranean, [[TheMorlock [[TheMorlocks Morlock]]-like beasts with a [[AlwaysChaoticEvil primitive, xenophobic tribal culture]]. The [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]], who took the surviving Falmer in after their near-extinction at the hands of the ancient [[HornyVikings Nords]], forced the Falmer to blind themselves with poisonous mushrooms in exchange. The Dwemer used them as servants and [[EnslavedElves slaves]], and may have performed experiments on them that caused them to further mutate into their present form.
18th May '17 6:59:59 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', the Falmer have degenerated from graceful [[OurElvesAreDifferent Snow Elves]] with a culture rivaling the Altmer (High Elves) into a race of blind, subterranean, {{Morlock}}-like beasts with a [[AlwaysChaoticEvil primitive, xenophobic tribal culture]]. The [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]], who took the surviving Falmer in after their near-extinction at the hands of the ancient [[HornyVikings Nords]], forced the Falmer to blind themselves with poisonous mushrooms in exchange. The Dwemer used them as servants and [[EnslavedElves slaves]], and may have performed experiments on them that caused them to further mutate into their present form.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', the Falmer have degenerated from graceful [[OurElvesAreDifferent Snow Elves]] with a culture rivaling the Altmer (High Elves) into a race of blind, subterranean, {{Morlock}}-like [[TheMorlock Morlock]]-like beasts with a [[AlwaysChaoticEvil primitive, xenophobic tribal culture]]. The [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]], who took the surviving Falmer in after their near-extinction at the hands of the ancient [[HornyVikings Nords]], forced the Falmer to blind themselves with poisonous mushrooms in exchange. The Dwemer used them as servants and [[EnslavedElves slaves]], and may have performed experiments on them that caused them to further mutate into their present form.
18th May '17 6:58:45 AM BeerBaron
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* The Falmer in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series have degenerated from graceful snow elves into a race of blind, subterranean [[Literature/TheTimeMachine Morlock]]-like beasts with a primitive, xenophobic tribal culture. Possibly it has something to do with the dwarves, who forced them to blind themselves with poison in exchange for saving their race from genocide, used them as servants and slaves, and may have performed experiments on them that caused them to mutate into their present form.

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* The In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', the Falmer in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series have degenerated from graceful snow elves [[OurElvesAreDifferent Snow Elves]] with a culture rivaling the Altmer (High Elves) into a race of blind, subterranean [[Literature/TheTimeMachine Morlock]]-like subterranean, {{Morlock}}-like beasts with a [[AlwaysChaoticEvil primitive, xenophobic tribal culture. Possibly it has something to do with culture]]. The [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]], who took the dwarves, who surviving Falmer in after their near-extinction at the hands of the ancient [[HornyVikings Nords]], forced them the Falmer to blind themselves with poison poisonous mushrooms in exchange for saving their race from genocide, exchange. The Dwemer used them as servants and slaves, [[EnslavedElves slaves]], and may have performed experiments on them that caused them to further mutate into their present form.form.
3rd Mar '17 11:57:59 PM Elfkaiser
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'', Phoebe's DLC Story Operation reveals this to be the apparent case for the Tempestian Grayhorns of which the Thralls are derived from. Apparently the Thralls are [[spoiler: actually the [[{{Precursors}} ancient Aztanti]] at least on a genetic level. Based on some findings by Beatrix and the others over the course of the operation, it's uncovered that the once great Aztanti purposely de-evolved themselves into feral beasts. In the ancient past, the Aztanti were able to open a portal connecting to the Varelsi's universe. Although they were able to shut close the portal before the cosmic horrors could invade, they decided on a drastic course of action in hopes of preventing another open portal to the Void. They figured that even if they erased all records of how they opened a portal to another universe, their people would still be around to accidentally make the same mistake again in the future. So using a bespoke retrovirus tailored to rewrite segments of their genetic code, the Aztanti de-evolved themselves into feral beasts no different than mere animals. These beasts however retained dormant Aztanti traits that had the potential for greater strength, intelligence, and lifespans. In [[UpliftedAnimal force evolving]] the Thralls into their current state, Beatrix simply reawakened these dormant traits but just enough to make them into a SlaveRace for the Jennerit.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'', Phoebe's DLC Story Operation reveals this to be the apparent case for the Tempestian Grayhorns of which the Thralls are derived from. Apparently the Thralls are [[spoiler: actually the [[{{Precursors}} ancient Aztanti]] at least on a genetic level. Based on some findings by Beatrix and the others over the course of the operation, it's uncovered that the once great Aztanti purposely de-evolved themselves into feral beasts. In the ancient past, the Aztanti were able to open a portal connecting to the Varelsi's universe. Although they were able to shut close the portal before the cosmic horrors could invade, portal, they decided on a drastic course of action in hopes of preventing another open portal to the Void. They figured that even if they erased all records of how they opened a portal to another universe, their people would still be around to accidentally make the same mistake again in the future. So using a bespoke retrovirus tailored to rewrite segments of their genetic code, the Aztanti de-evolved themselves into feral beasts no different than mere animals. These beasts however retained dormant Aztanti traits that had the potential for greater strength, intelligence, and lifespans. In [[UpliftedAnimal force evolving]] the Thralls into their current state, Beatrix simply reawakened these dormant traits but just enough to make them into a SlaveRace for the Jennerit.]]
3rd Mar '17 11:37:51 PM Elfkaiser
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'', Phoebe's DLC Story Operation reveals this to be the apparent case for the Tempestian Grayhorns of which the Thralls are derived from. Apparently the Thralls are [[spoiler: actually the [[{{Precursors}} ancient Aztanti]] at least on a genetic level. Based on some findings by Beatrix during the operation, it appears that the once great Aztanti somehow regressed into feral beasts. These beasts however retained dormant traits that have the potential for greater strength, intelligence, and lifespans. In [[UpliftedAnimal force evolving]] the Thralls into their current state, Beatrix simply reawakened these dormant traits but just enough to make them into a SlaveRace for the Jennerit.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'', Phoebe's DLC Story Operation reveals this to be the apparent case for the Tempestian Grayhorns of which the Thralls are derived from. Apparently the Thralls are [[spoiler: actually the [[{{Precursors}} ancient Aztanti]] at least on a genetic level. Based on some findings by Beatrix during and the others over the course of the operation, it appears it's uncovered that the once great Aztanti somehow regressed purposely de-evolved themselves into feral beasts. In the ancient past, the Aztanti were able to open a portal connecting to the Varelsi's universe. Although they were able to shut close the portal before the cosmic horrors could invade, they decided on a drastic course of action in hopes of preventing another open portal to the Void. They figured that even if they erased all records of how they opened a portal to another universe, their people would still be around to accidentally make the same mistake again in the future. So using a bespoke retrovirus tailored to rewrite segments of their genetic code, the Aztanti de-evolved themselves into feral beasts no different than mere animals. These beasts however retained dormant Aztanti traits that have had the potential for greater strength, intelligence, and lifespans. In [[UpliftedAnimal force evolving]] the Thralls into their current state, Beatrix simply reawakened these dormant traits but just enough to make them into a SlaveRace for the Jennerit.]]
2nd Mar '17 3:20:39 AM Elfkaiser
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'', Phoebe's DLC Story Operation reveals this to be the apparent case for the Tempestian Grayhorns of which the Thralls are derived from. Apparently the Thralls are [[spoiler: actually the [[{{Precursors}} ancient Aztanti]] at least on a genetic level. Based on some findings by Beatrix during the operation, it appears that the once great Aztanti somehow regressed into feral beasts. These beasts however retained dormant traits that have the potential for greater strength, intelligence, and lifespans. In [[UpliftedAnimal force evolving]] the Thralls into their current state, Beatrix simply reawakened these dormant traits but just enough to make them into a SlaveRace for the Jennerit.]]
26th Nov '16 12:42:54 AM LBHills
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* In Creator/DavidBrin's second ''{{Literature/Uplift}}'' trilogy, intelligent beings (the descendants of starfarers who are trespassing in the galactic equivalent of a 'nature reserve') are trying to revert to unintelligent ones: if the law enforcement of the Five Galaxies don't discover them until their culture has collapsed, they won't be "purged" for their ancestors' crime.

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* In Creator/DavidBrin's second ''{{Literature/Uplift}}'' trilogy, intelligent beings (the descendants of starfarers who are trespassing in the galactic equivalent of a 'nature reserve') reserve', including some humans) are trying to revert to unintelligent ones: a non-sapient state: if the law enforcement of the Five Galaxies don't discover them until their culture has collapsed, they won't be "purged" for their ancestors' crime.
26th Nov '16 12:42:14 AM LBHills
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* In one of Creator/DavidBrin's ''{{Literature/Uplift}}'' novels, intelligent beings are trying to revert to unintelligent ones.

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* In one of Creator/DavidBrin's second ''{{Literature/Uplift}}'' novels, trilogy, intelligent beings (the descendants of starfarers who are trespassing in the galactic equivalent of a 'nature reserve') are trying to revert to unintelligent ones.ones: if the law enforcement of the Five Galaxies don't discover them until their culture has collapsed, they won't be "purged" for their ancestors' crime.
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