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4th Mar '17 2:19:52 PM nombretomado
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* MarvelComics generally follows this trope given how much of a CrapsackWorld it tends to be. Most people who get powers or advanced tech are more than willing to abuse it. Many humans are usually shown as incredibly corrupt, stupid racists who turn on their own heroes for any reason, support programs like concentration camps and Sentinels, and are more than willing to sell mankind out to invaders, dark gods or whomever is threatening them at the moment. About the only thing holding the planet together are the heroes and a minority of other decent people. Most futures tend to end badly for humanity and most alien races hold this opinion of humans and would not miss humanity if it were to destroy itself. There are some exceptions and in the aliens' case, for some races, it is a matter of MoralMyopia.

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* MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics generally follows this trope given how much of a CrapsackWorld it tends to be. Most people who get powers or advanced tech are more than willing to abuse it. Many humans are usually shown as incredibly corrupt, stupid racists who turn on their own heroes for any reason, support programs like concentration camps and Sentinels, and are more than willing to sell mankind out to invaders, dark gods or whomever is threatening them at the moment. About the only thing holding the planet together are the heroes and a minority of other decent people. Most futures tend to end badly for humanity and most alien races hold this opinion of humans and would not miss humanity if it were to destroy itself. There are some exceptions and in the aliens' case, for some races, it is a matter of MoralMyopia.
28th Feb '17 6:50:12 PM ElSquibbonator
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And then the movie subverts this by showing the humans not as bastards who caused the problem in the movie on purpose, but having simply made a mistake that they're more than willing to fix. WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic was shocked when the enviromental film took this stance instead of the standard "humans are complete bastards wanting nothing more than to destroy the planet" that most GreenAesop films do.

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And then the ''the movie itself'' subverts this by showing the humans not as bastards who caused the problem in the movie on purpose, but having simply made a mistake that they're more than willing to fix. WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Needless to say, [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic the Critic]] was shocked when the enviromental film took this stance instead of the standard "humans are complete bastards wanting nothing more than to destroy the planet" that most GreenAesop films do.
18th Feb '17 10:24:10 PM Idek618
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And then the movie subverts this by showing the humans not as bastards who caused the problem in the movie on purpose, but having simply made a mistake that they're more than willing to fix. WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic was shocked when the enviromental film took this stance instead of the standard "humans are complete bastards wanting nothing more than to destroy the planet" than most GreenAesop films do.

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And then the movie subverts this by showing the humans not as bastards who caused the problem in the movie on purpose, but having simply made a mistake that they're more than willing to fix. WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic was shocked when the enviromental film took this stance instead of the standard "humans are complete bastards wanting nothing more than to destroy the planet" than that most GreenAesop films do.
27th Jan '17 9:47:58 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Like the novels the show is based on, this trope is on display constantly. In each and every episode it's a guarantee that characters will wreak suffering, misery and destruction to attain power and personal gain. This behavior is undeniably one of major reasons why the Game of Thrones world is in shambles.
30th Dec '16 5:45:41 AM JackG
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* Lampshaded by the SoleSurvivor at the end of ''Film/{{Circle}}'', in which a roomful of people have to vote for each others deaths in a mysterious alien experiment.
23rd Dec '16 10:21:41 AM Lloigor
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* MarvelComics generally follows this trope given how much of a CrapsackWorld it tends to be. Most people who get powers or advanced tech are more than willing to abuse it. Many humans are usually shown as incredibly corrupt, stupid racists who turn on their own heroes for any reason, support programs like concentration camps and Sentinels, and are more than willing to sell mankind out to invaders, dark gods or whomever is threatening them at the moment. About the only thing holding the planet together are the heroes and a minority of other decent people. Most futures tend to end badly for humanity and most alien races hold this opinion of humans and would not miss humanity if it were to destroy itself. There are some exceptions and in the aliens case for some races it is a matter of MoralMyopia.

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* MarvelComics generally follows this trope given how much of a CrapsackWorld it tends to be. Most people who get powers or advanced tech are more than willing to abuse it. Many humans are usually shown as incredibly corrupt, stupid racists who turn on their own heroes for any reason, support programs like concentration camps and Sentinels, and are more than willing to sell mankind out to invaders, dark gods or whomever is threatening them at the moment. About the only thing holding the planet together are the heroes and a minority of other decent people. Most futures tend to end badly for humanity and most alien races hold this opinion of humans and would not miss humanity if it were to destroy itself. There are some exceptions and in the aliens case aliens' case, for some races races, it is a matter of MoralMyopia.
10th Dec '16 8:39:25 PM patxiao
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* A recurring theme in ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', unlike other series the enemies are because of human greed and viciousness. [[spoiler:To the point that the ultimate BigBad of the series was just a regular human that eventually grew corrupt due to humanities' bloodlust.]]
7th Dec '16 7:07:13 PM RAMChYLD
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* ''Series/BadRobots'' uses this as the justification for it's pranks. To elaborate, a robot named Tez One has gained sentience, and witnessed humans mistreat their electrical appliances. So he forms [=TezCorp=] to manufacture products that torture and screw humans over with this trope as the justification.
4th Dec '16 1:58:01 PM Kakai
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* The villains of ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'' both think this, though for different reasons. TheDragon believes that humans are incapable of peacefully coexisting, both with the Wild and each other, without ruining everything around them. The BigBad, on the other hand, is convinced that every human is secretly just waiting for an opportunity to give in to his darkest urges, and it takes only a little push to turn anyone into a monster.
24th Nov '16 11:35:15 PM NkostaNostra
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* The basic idea of some forms of fundamentalist Christianity, but especially that of Calvinism. [[AllCrimesAreEqual Due to Original Sin, humans are corrupt, evil bastards to the boot, and God hates the whole humankind]]. Basically ''everyone'' is destined to Hell after their death because of their inherent evilness except the few, lucky elect.

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* The basic idea of some forms of fundamentalist Christianity, but especially that of Calvinism. [[AllCrimesAreEqual Due to Original Sin, humans are corrupt, evil bastards to the boot, and God hates the whole humankind]]. Basically ''everyone'' is with no hope of escaping this except through Christ]]. Basically, those who disobey God's commandments are destined to Hell after their death because of their inherent evilness except the few, lucky elect.evilness, save those who seek repentance through Christ.
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