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26th Apr '17 7:52:06 PM PaulA
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* Humans in ''The Damned Trilogy'' by Creator/AlanDeanFoster are faster, stronger, tougher, and fiercer than every other sentient species, bar none. They're also the only species with the ability to resist the PsychicPowers of the Amplitur, who have brainwashed entire species into being happy slaves. So, the discovery of humanity by the Weave of free species at the beginning of the first book marks a critical turning point in their war to remain free. Unfortunately, humans are feared by the other sympathetic alien species precisely for those qualities and the uncomfortable question comes up that if they win the war, what will happen to human/alien relations then? Technically there are faster, stronger and tougher races than humans but Humans are a JackOfAllStats species, faster than the strongest species, stronger than the fastest but fiercer than all. Ironically all three books deal with Humans who try to be more than just warriors.

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* Humans in ''The Damned Trilogy'' ''Literature/TheDamned'' trilogy by Creator/AlanDeanFoster are faster, stronger, tougher, and fiercer than every other sentient species, bar none. They're also the only species with the ability to resist the PsychicPowers of the Amplitur, who have brainwashed entire species into being happy slaves. So, the discovery of humanity by the Weave of free species at the beginning of the first book marks a critical turning point in their war to remain free. Unfortunately, humans are feared by the other sympathetic alien species precisely for those qualities and the uncomfortable question comes up that if they win the war, what will happen to human/alien relations then? Technically there are faster, stronger and tougher races than humans but Humans are a JackOfAllStats species, faster than the strongest species, stronger than the fastest but fiercer than all. Ironically all three books deal with Humans who try to be more than just warriors.
24th Apr '17 3:21:45 AM iroanxi
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* In ''Roleplay/ThereIsNoGATEWeDidNotFightThere'', the Empire has managed to dominate most of the continent under human leadership and with a mostly human populace. Consider the fact that the setting is completely filled to the brim with monsters, opposing and hostile demihuman tribes, and civilization-ending Hardy beasts, yet the Empire has managed to endure the horrors of the world for ''nine hundred and forty-nine years'' by the start of the roleplay.
22nd Jan '17 3:16:14 PM ImpudentInfidel
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-->"Hail the Man-Emperor of Mankind!"
12th Jan '17 1:13:14 PM Theokal3
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* Interestingly and cruelly [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]] in ''TabletopGame/SirenTheDrowning'', where Sirens from the Abyssal Current of Lethe have come to the conclusion that Humanity indeed ''is'' superior to any supernatural species on Earth, Sirens included... and not only have they deduced [[CantArgueWithElves humans are completely justified in anything they do]] (including damaging the planet through pollution and hunting down Sirens so they can become immortal by eating their flesh), but they also [[LesCollaborateurs actively help them against their fellow Sirens because they "want to be on the winning side"]].

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* Interestingly and cruelly [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]] in ''TabletopGame/SirenTheDrowning'', where Sirens from the Abyssal Current of Lethe have come to the conclusion that Humanity indeed ''is'' superior to any supernatural species on Earth, Sirens included... and not only have they deduced [[CantArgueWithElves humans are completely justified in anything they do]] (including [[KickTheDog damaging the planet through pollution pollution]] and [[MoralEventHorizon hunting down Sirens so they can become immortal by eating their flesh), flesh]]), but they also [[LesCollaborateurs actively help them against their fellow Sirens because they "want to be on the winning side"]].
4th Jan '17 7:36:34 PM Theokal3
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* Interestingly and cruelly [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]] in ''TabletopGame/SirenTheDrowning'', where Sirens from the Abyssal Current of Lethe have come to the conclusion that Humanity indeed ''is'' superior to any supernatural species on Earth, Sirens included... and not only have they deduced [[CantArgueWithElves humans are completely justified in anything they do]] (including damaging the planet through pollution and hunting down Sirens so they can become immortal by eating their flesh), but they also [[[LesCollaborateurs actively help them against their fellow Sirens because they "want to be on the winning side"]].

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* Interestingly and cruelly [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]] in ''TabletopGame/SirenTheDrowning'', where Sirens from the Abyssal Current of Lethe have come to the conclusion that Humanity indeed ''is'' superior to any supernatural species on Earth, Sirens included... and not only have they deduced [[CantArgueWithElves humans are completely justified in anything they do]] (including damaging the planet through pollution and hunting down Sirens so they can become immortal by eating their flesh), but they also [[[LesCollaborateurs [[LesCollaborateurs actively help them against their fellow Sirens because they "want to be on the winning side"]].
4th Jan '17 7:36:12 PM Theokal3
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* Interestingly and cruelly [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]] in ''TabletopGame/SirenTheDrowning'', where Sirens from the Abyssal Current of Lethe have come to the conclusion that Humanity indeed ''is'' superior to any supernatural species on Earth, Sirens included... and not only have they deduced [[CantArgueWithElves humans are completely justified in anything they do]] (including damaging the planet through pollution and hunting down Sirens so they can become immortal by eating their flesh), but they also [[[LesCollaborateurs actively help them against their fellow Sirens because they "want to be on the winning side"]].
16th Dec '16 12:17:06 PM theIndiekid
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** If anything, the story explores civilization development, and aims to show that 'natural development' - superior, while 'uplifting, no matter how small' - inferior, as this is mainly what separates the Alliance and the Citadel.

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** If anything, the story explores civilization development, and aims to show that 'natural development' - superior, while 'uplifting, no matter how small' 'uplifting' - inferior, as this is mainly what separates the Alliance and the Citadel.
16th Dec '16 7:59:48 AM theIndiekid
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* [[PlayingWith Played with]] in ''Fanfic/MassEffectEndOfDays''. It is a different-tech fic, where humanity created a synthetic partner-race, the Vision, and developed technologically and sociologically independent from eezo and the relays. When they finally do make contact with the Citadel, humanity's tech is in an order of magnitude higher than the Citadel's. However, it is pointed out that humanity is only on that level thanks to their A.I, which lessens the impact of "organic variables" - like costs and pay - while all the Vision needs is materials and time. The "superior"-part is the fact that humanity managed to achieve peace and understanding with their creations, and their civilization as a whole is presented as superior to the Council. But as individuals, the aliens are just as good.
** If anything, the story explores civilization development, and aims to show that 'natural development' - superior, while 'uplifting, no matter how small' - inferior, as this is mainly what separates the Alliance and the Citadel.
6th Dec '16 10:02:58 PM Everdream
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* Guts (''Manga{{Berserk}}'') is a human swordsman known for casually taking Gods and demons leagues above human ability on a daily basis.
* Despite her display of beyond omnipotent abilities, Medaka Kurokami (''Manga/MedakaBox'') puts strong emphasis that she is just an ordinary human.

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* Guts (''Manga{{Berserk}}'') of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' is a human swordsman known for casually taking Gods and demons leagues above human ability on a daily basis.
* ''Manga/MedakaBox:'' Despite her display of beyond omnipotent abilities, Medaka Kurokami (''Manga/MedakaBox'') puts strong emphasis that she is just an ordinary human.
26th Nov '16 1:50:06 AM Morgenthaler
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Often the ''Homo sapiens'' race is [[SuperSoldier genetically, technologically]], and [[MightyWhitey racially]] [[BadAss enhanced]] or turned into a trained TykeBomb force in the attempt to ensure Humankind always comes out on top against the ScaryDogmaticAliens. This usually works, with the resultant super soldiers and the navy turning the tide of the wars in humankind's favor. Eventually after the war is finished the super soldiers end up as a sort of SpacePolice, and with the [[TheEvilArmy Imperial Forces]] in the case of an evil humanity. Sometimes the ruling agencies lead by a HiddenAgendaVillain has the intent of upgrading the human race genetically.

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Often the ''Homo sapiens'' race is [[SuperSoldier genetically, technologically]], and [[MightyWhitey racially]] [[BadAss racially enhanced]] or turned into a trained TykeBomb force in the attempt to ensure Humankind always comes out on top against the ScaryDogmaticAliens. This usually works, with the resultant super soldiers and the navy turning the tide of the wars in humankind's favor. Eventually after the war is finished the super soldiers end up as a sort of SpacePolice, and with the [[TheEvilArmy Imperial Forces]] in the case of an evil humanity. Sometimes the ruling agencies lead by a HiddenAgendaVillain has the intent of upgrading the human race genetically.



* In Creator/FredSaberhagen's ''Literature/{{Berserker}}'' novels, the [[TechnicalPacifist technically pacifistic]] Carmpan race (they are literally pained by even indirect performance of a violent act against any species, but have no trouble giving humans militarily useful intel) found in humanity the potential "{{badass}}ness" to be effective Berserker-killers, and so trained and equipped us to be just that. They were certainly deeply indebted to humanity for suffering the scourge of war through its history until the point where nothing less would serve. But where did the Carmpans train and equip Humanity? What follows suggests that the humans had all the goods:

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* In Creator/FredSaberhagen's ''Literature/{{Berserker}}'' novels, the [[TechnicalPacifist technically pacifistic]] Carmpan race (they are literally pained by even indirect performance of a violent act against any species, but have no trouble giving humans militarily useful intel) found in humanity the potential "{{badass}}ness" "badassness" to be effective Berserker-killers, and so trained and equipped us to be just that. They were certainly deeply indebted to humanity for suffering the scourge of war through its history until the point where nothing less would serve. But where did the Carmpans train and equip Humanity? What follows suggests that the humans had all the goods:
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