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7th Sep '17 7:58:24 PM PaulA
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** Humans are portrayed as a force of nature and their influence is everywhere. Every single plot point in the books and the state of all four warrens somehow relates to humans. For example, the entire justification for Efrafa's police-state regime is to conceal its existence from Men. In addition, the description of the human technology that threatens the first warren is [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] in style, and Fiver's mystical visions warning him of the coming of humans (a presumably unintentional parallel with the actual story "The Call of Cthulhu") emphasize this perspective.

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** Humans are portrayed as a force of nature and their influence is everywhere. Every single plot point in the books and the state of all four warrens somehow relates to humans. For example, the entire justification for Efrafa's police-state regime is to conceal its existence from Men. In addition, the description of the human technology that threatens the first warren is [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] in style, and Fiver's mystical visions warning him of the coming of humans (a presumably unintentional parallel with the actual story "The Call of Cthulhu") "Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu") emphasize this perspective.



* Oddly enough, the short story [[http://www.flashfictiononline.com/fpublic0036-memory-h-p-lovecraft.html "Memory"]] by Creator/HPLovecraft.
** Also ''Through the Gates of the Silver Key, whose second half deals with a space alien named Zkauba being [[spoiler:posessed]] by the human sorcerer Randolph Carter, and who is is "...disgusted by the thought of the repellant Earth-mammal" until Carter discovers a way to [[spoiler:suppress Zkauba's personality entirely, and then proceeds to enter suspended animation until his host's homeworld is cold and dead, then travel thousands of lightyears to earth just so he can try to return to his body shortly after he left it, all while holding Zkauba prisoner in his own body.]]

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* Oddly enough, the Creator/HPLovecraft:
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short story [[http://www.flashfictiononline.com/fpublic0036-memory-h-p-lovecraft.html "Memory"]] by Creator/HPLovecraft.
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** Also ''Through "Through the Gates of the Silver Key, Key", whose second half deals with a space alien named Zkauba being [[spoiler:posessed]] by the human sorcerer Randolph Carter, and who is is "...disgusted by the thought of the repellant Earth-mammal" until Carter discovers a way to [[spoiler:suppress Zkauba's personality entirely, and then proceeds to enter suspended animation until his host's homeworld is cold and dead, then travel thousands of lightyears to earth just so he can try to return to his body shortly after he left it, all while holding Zkauba prisoner in his own body.]]



* To Lovecraft himself many 21st Century humans would have been Cthulhu due to ValuesDissonance. Lovecraft seemed to take from granted that humans would be horrified by anything sufficiently different, or their own insignificance, ideas which many modern humans respond to with "meh." To take it a step further, the climax of ''The Whisperer in the Darkness'' relies entirely on the assumption that no human could ever willingly embrace Transhumanist values, which are quite popular among some groups today.

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* To Lovecraft himself many 21st Century humans would have been Cthulhu due to ValuesDissonance. Lovecraft seemed to take from granted that humans would be horrified by anything sufficiently different, or their own insignificance, ideas which many modern humans respond to with "meh." To take it a step further, the climax of ''The Whisperer in the Darkness'' "Literature/TheWhispererInDarkness" relies entirely on the assumption that no human could ever willingly embrace Transhumanist values, which are quite popular among some groups today.
27th Aug '17 4:42:18 AM SayaAensland
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* The titular antagonist It is a shapeshifter from outside the universe who can influence minds, possess people, feeds on fear, and gains power from belief. The protagonists use this belief to trap It in certain forms, force weaknesses on It, and make It beg for its life. And when It returns decades later, they do it again!

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* The titular antagonist It of ''Literature/{{It}}'' is a shapeshifter from outside the universe who can influence minds, possess people, feeds on fear, and gains power from belief. The protagonists use this belief to trap It in certain forms, force weaknesses on It, and make It beg for its life. And when It returns decades later, they do it again!
26th Jul '17 10:16:38 AM dvorak
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* In the ''Hollow Knight''/''Dead Cells'' episode of ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'', tge credits gag shows a cockroach locked in epic combat with a stag beetle, right up until Yatzee obliviously stomps them into paste on his way home from a kebab stand.
7th Jul '17 8:13:37 AM xcountryguy
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'': [[spoiler: [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Kyubey's]] inability to comprehend emotions was touched upon in the anime. But it's only after Homura uses the PowerOfLove to remake the universe into one where she has wrested power from the Incubators and made them her [[SlaveRace slaves]] that they realize that beyond emotion's entropy-countering abilities, they had no idea what they were messing around with. It ends with Homura doing... ''something'' to Kyubey, which reduces him to [[MindRape a quivering, bedraggled wreck.]]]]

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'': [[spoiler: [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien [[spoiler:[[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Kyubey's]] inability to comprehend emotions was touched upon in the anime. But it's only after Homura uses the PowerOfLove to remake the universe into one where she has wrested power from the Incubators and made them her [[SlaveRace slaves]] that they realize that beyond emotion's entropy-countering abilities, they had no idea what they were messing around with. It ends with Homura doing... ''something'' to Kyubey, which reduces him to [[MindRape a quivering, bedraggled wreck.]]]]



* A good 1950/60s comic(maybe from ''Crypt''?) tolds a story when a group of earthling scientists encounter an alien spaceship that come to [[OffingTheOffspring dispose some of their ugly mutants caused by radiation]]. When the scientists opened the hibernation pod containing the mutants, it turns out that the mutants are [[spoiler: Homo Sapiens]]. And quite good-looking by earth standards. The aliens' real appearance is left for the readers to imagine.
* In Warren Ellis's Ultimate Galactus trilogy for ComicBook/UltimateMarvel, he spends 3/4 of the series revealing the reimagined version ([[spoiler: a hundred-thousand-mile long hive mind of giant, world-killing robots]]) of the planet-eating ComicBook/{{Galactus}} from the mainstream continuity. When [[ComicBook/XMen Professor X]] makes contact with Gah Lakh Tus, he is physically jarred by the utter horror and disgust that the being feels for organic life. In fact, the whole point of Gah Lakh Tus seems to be that of a [[spoiler: universal exterminator, that can sustain itself on any planet's core energy, but is dedicated to seeking out and killing anything organic simply because we creep the living hell out of it]]. In the end, scrappy little humanity/mutants/post-humanity/{{Eagleland}} comes together and uses a horrific, multidimensional superweapon powered by [[spoiler: aborting a baby universe with a hydrogen bomb]], and giving [[AGodAmI Nick Fury]] an even bigger ego in the process. Maybe Gah Lakh Tus was right to shit itself over us.

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* A good 1950/60s comic(maybe from ''Crypt''?) tolds a story when a group of earthling scientists encounter an alien spaceship that come to [[OffingTheOffspring dispose some of their ugly mutants caused by radiation]]. When the scientists opened the hibernation pod containing the mutants, it turns out that the mutants are [[spoiler: Homo [[spoiler:Homo Sapiens]]. And quite good-looking by earth standards. The aliens' real appearance is left for the readers to imagine.
* In Warren Ellis's Ultimate Galactus trilogy for ComicBook/UltimateMarvel, he spends 3/4 of the series revealing the reimagined version ([[spoiler: a ([[spoiler:a hundred-thousand-mile long hive mind of giant, world-killing robots]]) of the planet-eating ComicBook/{{Galactus}} from the mainstream continuity. When [[ComicBook/XMen Professor X]] makes contact with Gah Lakh Tus, he is physically jarred by the utter horror and disgust that the being feels for organic life. In fact, the whole point of Gah Lakh Tus seems to be that of a [[spoiler: universal [[spoiler:universal exterminator, that can sustain itself on any planet's core energy, but is dedicated to seeking out and killing anything organic simply because we creep the living hell out of it]]. In the end, scrappy little humanity/mutants/post-humanity/{{Eagleland}} comes together and uses a horrific, multidimensional superweapon powered by [[spoiler: aborting [[spoiler:aborting a baby universe with a hydrogen bomb]], and giving [[AGodAmI Nick Fury]] an even bigger ego in the process. Maybe Gah Lakh Tus was right to shit itself over us.



* In the ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'', it's revealed that the ponies of the G2 era viewed humans as divine, due to [[KidHero Megan]]'s actions in the original series. The possibility that they're capable of evil is ''shocking'' to these ponies. [[spoiler: And then there's the Shadows Who Make, Watch, and Rule -- [[EldritchAbomination beings]] beyond even the Alicorn/Draconequi [[TopGod Elders]] -- who turn out to be the writers, readers, and Hasbro, respectively.]]
* [=DannyJ=]'s ''Fanfic/{{Human}}'' has this in spades with humanity being revealed to be [[spoiler: unkowing creators of Equestria]]

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* In the ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'', it's revealed that the ponies of the G2 era viewed humans as divine, due to [[KidHero Megan]]'s actions in the original series. The possibility that they're capable of evil is ''shocking'' to these ponies. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And then there's the Shadows Who Make, Watch, and Rule -- [[EldritchAbomination beings]] beyond even the Alicorn/Draconequi [[TopGod Elders]] -- who turn out to be the writers, readers, and Hasbro, respectively.]]
* [=DannyJ=]'s ''Fanfic/{{Human}}'' has this in spades with humanity being revealed to be [[spoiler: unkowing [[spoiler:unkowing creators of Equestria]]



** Goes one step further in the end of the movie, when characters [[spoiler: realize that their world is [[BreakingtheFourthWall just a cartoon that humans created for their amusement]].]]

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** Goes one step further in the end of the movie, when characters [[spoiler: realize [[spoiler:realize that their world is [[BreakingtheFourthWall just a cartoon that humans created for their amusement]].]]



** Could be considered LovecraftLite in consideration that this is a Kids Film. Especially when both [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick [[spoiler: survive being dried out by the "Cyclops"]], get the crown, and after a mishap; meets Creator/DavidHasselhoff in a Baywatch kind of way.

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** Could be considered LovecraftLite in consideration that this is a Kids Film. Especially when both [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick [[spoiler: survive [[spoiler:survive being dried out by the "Cyclops"]], get the crown, and after a mishap; meets Creator/DavidHasselhoff in a Baywatch kind of way.



* The ''Literature/{{Silverwing}}'' series by Kenneth Oppel deals with this, particularly the second book, ''Sunwing''. The bats get caught up in a human war when captured, placed in first a false paradise (a conservatory or somesuch) and then exploited, using a fictionalized version of the "Bat Bombs" tested by the US in World War II. At least one of the protagonists loses his parents this way. The humans in the series occasionally simply band bats (just for research, but the bats don't know that). Some colonies of bats believe that humans are evil and banded bats are exiled for fear they will bring bad luck. Other colonies believe that humans are good and the bands are a sign that humans will one day soon help the bats defeat their enemies [[spoiler: which leads to a scene in which Goliath appears decked out in dozens of metal bands -- implying that he killed and ate the bats wearing them previously]]. The protagonists constantly question exactly whose side the humans are on.

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* The ''Literature/{{Silverwing}}'' series by Kenneth Oppel deals with this, particularly the second book, ''Sunwing''. The bats get caught up in a human war when captured, placed in first a false paradise (a conservatory or somesuch) and then exploited, using a fictionalized version of the "Bat Bombs" tested by the US in World War II. At least one of the protagonists loses his parents this way. The humans in the series occasionally simply band bats (just for research, but the bats don't know that). Some colonies of bats believe that humans are evil and banded bats are exiled for fear they will bring bad luck. Other colonies believe that humans are good and the bands are a sign that humans will one day soon help the bats defeat their enemies [[spoiler: which [[spoiler:which leads to a scene in which Goliath appears decked out in dozens of metal bands -- implying that he killed and ate the bats wearing them previously]]. The protagonists constantly question exactly whose side the humans are on.



** A passing steam train [[spoiler: saves the first Watership envoy from pursuing Efrafans]]; Holly and the envoy are nearly driven tharn simply by its passage.
--> "I tell you, I was beyond being afraid...you may think it was a wonderful thing to be saved by Lord Frith in his power. But...it was far more frightening then being chased by the Efrafans. Not one of us will forget lying on their back in the rain [[spoiler: while the fire creature went by above our heads]]. Why did it come on our account? That's more then we shall ever know..."

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** A passing steam train [[spoiler: saves [[spoiler:saves the first Watership envoy from pursuing Efrafans]]; Holly and the envoy are nearly driven tharn simply by its passage.
--> "I tell you, I was beyond being afraid...you may think it was a wonderful thing to be saved by Lord Frith in his power. But...it was far more frightening then being chased by the Efrafans. Not one of us will forget lying on their back in the rain [[spoiler: while [[spoiler:while the fire creature went by above our heads]]. Why did it come on our account? That's more then we shall ever know..."



** Also in ''Literature/FromABuick8'' there is a mutual exchange of absolute revulsion and horror [[spoiler: as the intelligent beings that dwell through the Buick's portal find humans as mind-rapingly alien and horrible as the humans find them]].

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** Also in ''Literature/FromABuick8'' there is a mutual exchange of absolute revulsion and horror [[spoiler: as [[spoiler:as the intelligent beings that dwell through the Buick's portal find humans as mind-rapingly alien and horrible as the humans find them]].



* There's a short story out there by Walt Sheldon called "The Hunters" where the world is invaded by ferocious and pitiless aliens who relentlessly destroy all of civilization. TheReveal is that [[spoiler: this is another planet, and the invading aliens are actually human conquerors]].

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* There's a short story out there by Walt Sheldon called "The Hunters" where the world is invaded by ferocious and pitiless aliens who relentlessly destroy all of civilization. TheReveal is that [[spoiler: this [[spoiler:this is another planet, and the invading aliens are actually human conquerors]].



** Also ''Through the Gates of the Silver Key, whose second half deals with a space alien named Zkauba being [[spoiler: posessed]] by the human sorcerer Randolph Carter, and who is is "...disgusted by the thought of the repellant Earth-mammal" until Carter discovers a way to [[spoiler: suppress Zkauba's personality entirely, and then proceeds to enter suspended animation until his host's homeworld is cold and dead, then travel thousands of lightyears to earth just so he can try to return to his body shortly after he left it, all while holding Zkauba prisoner in his own body.]]

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** Also ''Through the Gates of the Silver Key, whose second half deals with a space alien named Zkauba being [[spoiler: posessed]] [[spoiler:posessed]] by the human sorcerer Randolph Carter, and who is is "...disgusted by the thought of the repellant Earth-mammal" until Carter discovers a way to [[spoiler: suppress [[spoiler:suppress Zkauba's personality entirely, and then proceeds to enter suspended animation until his host's homeworld is cold and dead, then travel thousands of lightyears to earth just so he can try to return to his body shortly after he left it, all while holding Zkauba prisoner in his own body.]]



** This is reversed in "The Invaders", where [[spoiler: the minuscule aliens are eventually revealed to be human astronauts, while the apparently human protagonist is revealed to be a giant HumanAlien. Even though the protagonist is visibly human in every way, the human astronauts are so shaken by their encounter with her that they tell future voyagers to avoid her home planet at all costs.]]
** PlayedWith in "The Fear", in which two people are terrorized by a giant alien. [[spoiler: They discover that the giant is a ruse perpetrated by tiny aliens who flee at the sight of the giant humans.]]

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** This is reversed in "The Invaders", where [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the minuscule aliens are eventually revealed to be human astronauts, while the apparently human protagonist is revealed to be a giant HumanAlien. Even though the protagonist is visibly human in every way, the human astronauts are so shaken by their encounter with her that they tell future voyagers to avoid her home planet at all costs.]]
** PlayedWith in "The Fear", in which two people are terrorized by a giant alien. [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They discover that the giant is a ruse perpetrated by tiny aliens who flee at the sight of the giant humans.]]



* The ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Who Watches the Watchers" features humans observing a pre-warp civilization that is similar in nature to an early Vulcan civilization. These proto-Vulcans observe humans with their futuristic technology and conclude that they must be gods. [[spoiler: Picard ends up taking an arrow in the shoulder to prove that he is just as mortal as they are]].

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* The ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Who Watches the Watchers" features humans observing a pre-warp civilization that is similar in nature to an early Vulcan civilization. These proto-Vulcans observe humans with their futuristic technology and conclude that they must be gods. [[spoiler: Picard [[spoiler:Picard ends up taking an arrow in the shoulder to prove that he is just as mortal as they are]].



* In ''TabletopGame/JAGSWonderland'', the inhabitants of the lower "Chessboards" have trouble understanding the concept of "math" and "physics", while Humans can understand the literary rules followed by the inhabitants of Wonderland... by basically going insane. [[spoiler: Turns out, mankind has the potential to master '''[[YinYangBomb both]]''', essentially becoming gods]].

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* In ''TabletopGame/JAGSWonderland'', the inhabitants of the lower "Chessboards" have trouble understanding the concept of "math" and "physics", while Humans can understand the literary rules followed by the inhabitants of Wonderland... by basically going insane. [[spoiler: Turns [[spoiler:Turns out, mankind has the potential to master '''[[YinYangBomb both]]''', essentially becoming gods]].



* The fate of Yorito Nagai in {{VideoGame/Siren}} 2/Forbidden Siren 2: [[spoiler: he falls into a dimension dominated entirely by Yamibitos living like normal humans. In fear, confusion and exhaustion, Nagai fires wildly as the scene fades to black. A new archive is added to your inventory: the "Yamibito's Diary". It reads, "A terrible monster fell from the sky. The monster was destroyed, but others of its kind still remain in their nest." ]]

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* The fate of Yorito Nagai in {{VideoGame/Siren}} 2/Forbidden Siren 2: [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he falls into a dimension dominated entirely by Yamibitos living like normal humans. In fear, confusion and exhaustion, Nagai fires wildly as the scene fades to black. A new archive is added to your inventory: the "Yamibito's Diary". It reads, "A terrible monster fell from the sky. The monster was destroyed, but others of its kind still remain in their nest." ]]



* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', dragons are timeless, eternal creatures that can be returned even from physical death, and who cannot fathom the concept of mortality and finality. The Dragonborn can consume a dragon's soul, preventing it from ever returning - you are essentially regarded as an ''abomination of nature''. The first dragon you fight screams in terror once it finally realizes exactly what it's crossed paths with. To make matters worse, you eventually learn ''Dragonrend'', a Shout that imparts awareness of mortality on a dragon (the exact words are "Mortal", "Finite" and "Temporary") and which dragons (and the Greybeards) regard as utterly vile and evil (although [[spoiler: Paarthurnax]] seems to accept it as a [[GodzillaThreshold necessary evil]] to defeat Alduin).

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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', dragons are timeless, eternal creatures that can be returned even from physical death, and who cannot fathom the concept of mortality and finality. The Dragonborn can consume a dragon's soul, preventing it from ever returning - you are essentially regarded as an ''abomination of nature''. The first dragon you fight screams in terror once it finally realizes exactly what it's crossed paths with. To make matters worse, you eventually learn ''Dragonrend'', a Shout that imparts awareness of mortality on a dragon (the exact words are "Mortal", "Finite" and "Temporary") and which dragons (and the Greybeards) regard as utterly vile and evil (although [[spoiler: Paarthurnax]] [[spoiler:Paarthurnax]] seems to accept it as a [[GodzillaThreshold necessary evil]] to defeat Alduin).



** ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' {{subvert|edTrope}}s this commonly believed interpretation of mankind and Humanity in ''The Ringed City'' DLC; [[spoiler: as it would seem, the Dark Soul was never a destructive and chaotic force, at least not at first. The humans and Pygmies who bore the Dark Soul actually had great control over their souls much like bearers of light souls do, and the Pygmy Lords sent their Ringed Knights to aid in Gwyn's war against the dragons, contrary to the first game's supposition that they waited it out. Hell, humankind ''revered'' the gods of Anor Londo and only wanted to serve them. It was only when Gwyn's paranoia about the power of the dark led him to brand humanity with a "seal of fire" that would cut off their access to the Abyss and their dark souls that everything went pear shaped; without the proper control over their souls, bearers of Humanity and the Dark Soul would inevitably either Hollow due to the curse of Undeath that Gwyn afflicted them with through his newly made Darksign, or they would gain too much of the Dark Soul's power and degenerated into the animalistic monsters that Artorias and Manus became because they didn't have the skill that mankind once had at maintaining their souls.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', not only is a single human potentially stronger than an army of monsters, but unlike nearly all monsters, their soul remains after death. Even the soul of that rare exception, the Boss Monster, can only linger about for a very short time. [[spoiler: Humans also possess [[TheDeterminator determination]], which can be powerful enough to bring them back from the dead and even take advantage of in-universe SaveScumming. A few monsters are also capable of taking advantage of determination (like Undyne) but the results of the determination experiments at the True Lab reveal that said monsters tend to melt afterwards. Flowey can use it like a human, because he's ''not'' actually a monster, and even then the human player's determination overrides his until he takes control of six human souls.]]
* The cause of the conflict between the humans and [[EldritchAbomination the monsters]] in ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}''. The monster's first encounter with the humans was [[spoiler: massive patches of entropy and constant destruction spontaneously appearing as energy leaked through from another dimension, some of which move. It took them years to push through to the dimension of origin, in which time the affected areas spread exponentially, even to their "homeworld".]]

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** ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' {{subvert|edTrope}}s this commonly believed interpretation of mankind and Humanity in ''The Ringed City'' DLC; [[spoiler: as [[spoiler:as it would seem, the Dark Soul was never a destructive and chaotic force, at least not at first. The humans and Pygmies who bore the Dark Soul actually had great control over their souls much like bearers of light souls do, and the Pygmy Lords sent their Ringed Knights to aid in Gwyn's war against the dragons, contrary to the first game's supposition that they waited it out. Hell, humankind ''revered'' the gods of Anor Londo and only wanted to serve them. It was only when Gwyn's paranoia about the power of the dark led him to brand humanity with a "seal of fire" that would cut off their access to the Abyss and their dark souls that everything went pear shaped; without the proper control over their souls, bearers of Humanity and the Dark Soul would inevitably either Hollow due to the curse of Undeath that Gwyn afflicted them with through his newly made Darksign, or they would gain too much of the Dark Soul's power and degenerated into the animalistic monsters that Artorias and Manus became because they didn't have the skill that mankind once had at maintaining their souls.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', not only is a single human potentially stronger than an army of monsters, but unlike nearly all monsters, their soul remains after death. Even the soul of that rare exception, the Boss Monster, can only linger about for a very short time. [[spoiler: Humans [[spoiler:Humans also possess [[TheDeterminator determination]], which can be powerful enough to bring them back from the dead and even take advantage of in-universe SaveScumming. A few monsters are also capable of taking advantage of determination (like Undyne) but the results of the determination experiments at the True Lab reveal that said monsters tend to melt afterwards. Flowey can use it like a human, because he's ''not'' actually a monster, and even then the human player's determination overrides his until he takes control of six human souls.]]
* The cause of the conflict between the humans and [[EldritchAbomination the monsters]] in ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}''. The monster's first encounter with the humans was [[spoiler: massive [[spoiler:massive patches of entropy and constant destruction spontaneously appearing as energy leaked through from another dimension, some of which move. It took them years to push through to the dimension of origin, in which time the affected areas spread exponentially, even to their "homeworld".]]



** One of the proposed [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/sandrewswann-s-proposal SCP-001 ideas]] is something that indicates that reality itself is malleable, that there's no set rules or predictable grad unifying theory, and malevolent entities roam about that are remaking the universe as they see fit. This SCP, it turns out, is [[spoiler: the SCP wiki and the people who write and browse it.]]

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** One of the proposed [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/sandrewswann-s-proposal SCP-001 ideas]] is something that indicates that reality itself is malleable, that there's no set rules or predictable grad unifying theory, and malevolent entities roam about that are remaking the universe as they see fit. This SCP, it turns out, is [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the SCP wiki and the people who write and browse it.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' combined this with GaiasVengeance in the episode "Lice Capades", where we see the head lice of Clyde being warned by one of them that their "planet" is alive and rejecting their presence after seeing a gigantic eye looking down upon him from the sky (a school nurse, discovering Clyde's lice to begin with) before they are massacred by a liquid which graphically dissolves their bodies (anti-lice shampoo) followed by a hurricane which decimates the survivors (caused by a hair dryer). At one point, one of the lice (still rejecting the idea that the world is alive) shoots several times into Clyde's skin, causing him to obliviously reach back and pluck him off and throw him to the ground. [[InferredHolocaust And given the fact that we're told that]] [[spoiler: ''[[InferredHolocaust all]]'' of the kids in the class had lice...]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' combined this with GaiasVengeance in the episode "Lice Capades", where we see the head lice of Clyde being warned by one of them that their "planet" is alive and rejecting their presence after seeing a gigantic eye looking down upon him from the sky (a school nurse, discovering Clyde's lice to begin with) before they are massacred by a liquid which graphically dissolves their bodies (anti-lice shampoo) followed by a hurricane which decimates the survivors (caused by a hair dryer). At one point, one of the lice (still rejecting the idea that the world is alive) shoots several times into Clyde's skin, causing him to obliviously reach back and pluck him off and throw him to the ground. [[InferredHolocaust And given the fact that we're told that]] [[spoiler: ''[[InferredHolocaust [[spoiler:''[[InferredHolocaust all]]'' of the kids in the class had lice...]]



** "Fear Of Bot Planet" takes place on a world of robots that think humans are the boogieman, er, men. A movie about a human terrorizing robots was made, and one robot tale of human horror is that [[OurVampiresAreDifferent they can bite you on the neck, suck out your transmission oil and turn their victim into a human]]. [[spoiler: As it turns out, the council of robot elders are aware of what losers humanity really is, but use fear of humans as a way to distract the public from the real problems, such as a crippling lugnut shortage and a council of inept robot elders.]] When Fry accidentally distributes the cargo (the much-needed lugnuts) by way of the "Make it Rain" method, the robots quickly reverse their stance.

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** "Fear Of Bot Planet" takes place on a world of robots that think humans are the boogieman, er, men. A movie about a human terrorizing robots was made, and one robot tale of human horror is that [[OurVampiresAreDifferent they can bite you on the neck, suck out your transmission oil and turn their victim into a human]]. [[spoiler: As [[spoiler:As it turns out, the council of robot elders are aware of what losers humanity really is, but use fear of humans as a way to distract the public from the real problems, such as a crippling lugnut shortage and a council of inept robot elders.]] When Fry accidentally distributes the cargo (the much-needed lugnuts) by way of the "Make it Rain" method, the robots quickly reverse their stance.
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** In the episode "Godfellas", a tiny alien species think Bender is their god and live on his body.

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** In the episode "Godfellas", a tiny alien species think Bender is their god and live on his body. Bender tries both helping them and leaving them to their own devices but both attempts turn out disastrous, and he ends up encountering the ACTUAL God (well, technically a space probe that collided with the real God), and is told this is why God acts in mysterious ways. If you do it right, no one is sure you did anything at all.



* Done in ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'', where both I Am Weasel and I.R. Baboon made their own tiny society based on their own DNA. In the ''Simpsons'' version, it's vaguely implied, but not definitely stated, that the reason the tiny people develop so quickly is because they were created by Lisa's DNA (and electricity and Buzz Cola). In ''I Am Weasel'', this is actually a plot point, since Weasel's people develop technology quickly and Baboon's don't.

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* Done in ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'', where both I Am Weasel and I.R. Baboon made their own tiny society based on their own DNA. In the ''Simpsons'' version, it's vaguely implied, but not definitely stated, that the reason the tiny people develop so quickly is because they were created by Lisa's DNA (and electricity and Buzz Cola). In ''I Am Weasel'', this is actually a plot point, since Weasel's people develop technology quickly and Baboon's don't.remain in the stone age. When Baboon attempts to assist them, they almost kill themselves and have to be saved by the Weasels... which results in the two species crossbreeding and resulting in a social collapse. [[SpoofAesop The episode ends with Baboon and Weasel agreeing that they can never get married and should just be friends.]]


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--> "Uh, did we just kill a kid? I mean, Go Joe and everything, but I think that was a kid!"


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* ''CowAndChicken'' had a two-parter where Cow wrote a play called "The Ugliest Wiener", which starred anthromorphic food, with the main character being a malformed hot dog who got rejected by everyone else for being ugly, except the love interest, who asked the Great Hand to choose him (apparently the desire of all the wieners), but he gets rejected AGAIN and left alone as all the others are picked up... only for them to find out that they're picked to be ''cooked'', and that being ugly was a blessing in disguise.
10th Jun '17 7:39:44 AM Sharlee
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* Also worth considering is how we deal with ''endangered'' wildlife species: observing them from a distance much of the time, snooping around their nests when their offspring are at their most helpless, laying out food in hard times only to turn around and tranquilize, medically examine, and attach tracking devices or ID bands to them when they least expect it. Or even haul them away to breeding facilities. Sure, ''we'' know it's for their own good, but they don't. Even when we're ''on the animals' side'', we're TheGreys to them.

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* Also worth considering is how we deal with ''endangered'' ''protected'' wildlife species: observing them from a distance much of the time, snooping around their nests when their offspring are at their most helpless, laying out food in hard times only to turn around and tranquilize, medically examine, and attach tracking devices or ID bands to them when they least expect it. Or even haul them away to breeding facilities. Sure, ''we'' know it's for their own good, but they don't. Even when we're ''on the animals' side'', we're TheGreys to them.
7th Jun '17 8:41:04 PM ultimomant
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFly'': Certainly they are from the perspective of the fly, which desperately tries to escape as an unseen (human) force stalks it around the mansion.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFly'': ''Animation/TheFly'': Certainly they are from the perspective of the fly, which desperately tries to escape as an unseen (human) force stalks it around the mansion.
7th Jun '17 8:39:15 PM ultimomant
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* ''Animation/TheFly'': Certainly they are from the perspective of the fly, which desperately tries to escape as an unseen (human) force stalks it around the mansion.
* In the ''Animation/AdventureTime'' "Everything's Jake", Magic Man injects Jake with something that causes an entire world full of sentient beings to grow inside his stomach. As Jake, trapped inside this world, gets hungrier, his stomach growls, causing powerful earthquakes. One of the beings tries to get out of the stomach to get food from the outside world, which he believe to be populated by gods (given the fact that their entire world is just a stomach of one of these beings, he isn't too far off). He succeeds, but sees Finn with some noodles hanging out of his mouth. Realizing that "gods", which he believed to be beautiful, [[HumansAreUgly look like that]], he [[GoMadfromtheRevelation goes through nervous breakdown and dissolves]] in truly Lovecraftian fashion.

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* ''Animation/TheFly'': ''WesternAnimation/TheFly'': Certainly they are from the perspective of the fly, which desperately tries to escape as an unseen (human) force stalks it around the mansion.
* In the ''Animation/AdventureTime'' ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' "Everything's Jake", Magic Man injects Jake with something that causes an entire world full of sentient beings to grow inside his stomach. As Jake, trapped inside this world, gets hungrier, his stomach growls, causing powerful earthquakes. One of the beings tries to get out of the stomach to get food from the outside world, which he believe to be populated by gods (given the fact that their entire world is just a stomach of one of these beings, he isn't too far off). He succeeds, but sees Finn with some noodles hanging out of his mouth. Realizing that "gods", which he believed to be beautiful, [[HumansAreUgly look like that]], he [[GoMadfromtheRevelation goes through nervous breakdown and dissolves]] in truly Lovecraftian fashion.
7th Jun '17 8:36:26 PM ultimomant
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* Some Indigenous peoples of various places have mistaken European explorers for various things. The Native Americans mistook [[MistakenForGods Columbus for a god]], some tribes of Aborigines mistook white men for their own dead ancestors (because white people look like]] [[TheUndead corpses]] to dark skinned people who've never seen a white person before) and of course there's the CargoCult.

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* Some Indigenous peoples of various places have mistaken European explorers for various things. The Native Americans mistook [[MistakenForGods Columbus for a god]], some tribes of Aborigines mistook white men for their own dead ancestors (because white people look like]] like [[TheUndead corpses]] to dark skinned people who've never seen a white person before) and of course there's the CargoCult.
29th May '17 5:13:02 AM backpack
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* To Lovecraft himself many 21st Century humans would have been Cthulhu due to ValuesDissonance. Lovecraft seemed to take from granted that humans would be horrified by anything sufficiently different, or their own insignificance, ideas which many modern humans respond to with "meh." To take it a step further, the climax of ''The Whisperer in the Darkness'' relies entirely on the assumption that no human could ever willingly embrace Transhumanist values, which are quite popular among some groups today.
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