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12th Jul '17 6:07:31 PM Abodos
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* In ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', the [[HumansByAnyOtherName Hylians]] are always portrayed as the "leader race," with the Royal Family of Hyrule in charge of the whole kingdom having universally been Hylians. In fact, the only non-Hylian portrayed as being actively in charge of Hyrule at any point is [[BigBad Ganondorf]], a member of the similarly human-like Gerudo race.

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* In ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', the [[HumansByAnyOtherName Hylians]] are always portrayed as the "leader race," with the Royal Family of Hyrule in charge of the whole kingdom having universally been Hylians.Hylians while the non-Hylians pretty much only have jurisdiction over their own provinces. In fact, the only non-Hylian portrayed as being actively in charge of Hyrule at any point is [[BigBad Ganondorf]], a member of the similarly human-like Gerudo race.
13th Jun '17 12:17:01 PM BeerBaron
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* Although there are several different human species in the ''Franchise/ElderScrolls'' series, the Empire that controls the continent of Tamriel is run through all four games in the main series by an Imperial, a human, and all past Emperors in the Empire's history have been Imperial bar one.
** This is partially because the empire had been run by the same dynasty for its entire history, this dynasty was Imperial so it is logical that only Imperials would become emperor.
*** Several sources suggest that not every Emperor bar one ''was'' an Imperial -- the Septims had strong ties to High Rock and Skyrim, and Tiber Septim himself may or may not have been a Nord. Still, Nords and Bretons are all Men. On the other hand, at least one of the emperors had an elven mother, who herself had reigned as Empress (first as regent for her mad husband, then in her own right) and been highly regarded by the populace while doing so.
** However, a lot of this is because of the setting the games take place in. Tamriel is just one continent on the planet that TES takes place, and the others are ruled by many other races. In past eras, in fact, elves ruled the places humanity currently inhabits. There's a chance that the rule of mankind could end just as well, and the Aldmeri Dominion are bent on making making that chance happen.

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* Although In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', while there are several different human species in races of Men, they (mostly) more closely fit the ''Franchise/ElderScrolls'' series, HumansAreWarriors mold. The exception are the Empire that controls the continent of Tamriel is run through all four games in the main series by an Imperial, a human, and all past Emperors in the Empire's history aptly-named Imperials, who have been at the epicenter of Tamrielic politics since St. Alessia, and have founded three empires (under the Alessian, Reman, and Septim dynasties) from their home of Cyrodiil. While their [[BadassArmy Imperial bar one.
** This
Legions]] obviously play a large part in ''forging'' their empires, it is partially because their ability as leaders, [[HumansAreDiplomats diplomats]], and [[ProudMerchantRace merchants]] that ''keep'' their empires together. At times in their various dynasties, they've had members of the empire had been run by other races (most notably Nords, Bretons, and even one prominent Dunmer/Dark Elf) in the same dynasty for its entire position of Emperor (or Empress) while successfully maintaining their empires. While other races have, throughout history, this dynasty was Imperial so it is logical that only Imperials would become emperor.
*** Several sources suggest that not every Emperor bar one ''was'' an Imperial -- the Septims had strong ties to High Rock and Skyrim, and Tiber Septim himself may or may not
also successfully taken over large parts of Tamriel, none have been a Nord. Still, Nords and Bretons are all Men. On as successful in ruling it as the other hand, at least one of the emperors had an elven mother, who herself had reigned as Empress (first as regent for her mad husband, then in her own right) and been highly regarded by the populace while doing so.
** However, a lot of
various Cyrodiilic Empires. In-game, this is because of trait typically manifests as bonuses to the setting the games take place in. Tamriel is just one continent on the planet Speechcraft skill and/or racial abilities that TES takes place, and the others are ruled by many other races. In past eras, in fact, elves ruled the places humanity currently inhabits. There's a chance that the rule of mankind could end just act as well, and the Aldmeri Dominion are bent on making making that chance happen.[[CharmPerson Calm or Command]] spells.
31st May '17 7:02:12 PM Abodos
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* In ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', the [[HumansByAnyOtherName Hylians]] are always portrayed as the "leader race," with the Royal Family of Hyrule in charge of the whole kingdom having universally been Hylians. In fact, the only non-Hylian portrayed as being actively in charge of Hyrule at any point is [[BigBad Ganondorf]], a member of the similarly human-like Gerudo race.

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* In ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', the [[HumansByAnyOtherName Hylians]] are always portrayed as the "leader race," with the Royal Family of Hyrule in charge of the whole kingdom having universally been Hylians. In fact, the only non-Hylian portrayed as being actively in charge of Hyrule at any point is [[BigBad Ganondorf]], a member of the similarly human-like Gerudo race.
31st May '17 7:01:53 PM Abodos
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* In ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', the [[HumansByAnyOtherName Hylians]] are always portrayed as the "leader race," with the Royal Family of Hyrule in charge of the whole kingdom having universally been Hylians. In fact, the only non-Hylian portrayed as being actively in charge of Hyrule at any point is [[BigBad Ganondorf]], a member of the similarly human-like Gerudo race.

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* In ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', the [[HumansByAnyOtherName Hylians]] are always portrayed as the "leader race," with the Royal Family of Hyrule in charge of the whole kingdom having universally been Hylians. In fact, the only non-Hylian portrayed as being actively in charge of Hyrule at any point is [[BigBad Ganondorf]], a member of the similarly human-like Gerudo race.
31st May '17 7:01:52 PM Abodos
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* In ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', the [[HumansByAnyOtherName Hylians]] are always portrayed as the "leader race," with the Royal Family of Hyrule in charge of the whole kingdom having universally been Hylians. In fact, the only non-Hylian portrayed as being actively in charge of Hyrule at any point is [[BigBad Ganondorf]], a member of the similarly human-like Gerudo race.
31st May '17 7:01:52 PM Abodos
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* In ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', the [[HumansByAnyOtherName Hylians]] are always portrayed as the "leader race," with the Royal Family of Hyrule in charge of the whole kingdom having universally been Hylians. In fact, the only non-Hylian portrayed as being actively in charge of Hyrule at any point is [[BigBad Ganondorf]], a member of the similarly human-like Gerudo race.

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* In ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', the [[HumansByAnyOtherName Hylians]] are always portrayed as the "leader race," with the Royal Family of Hyrule in charge of the whole kingdom having universally been Hylians. In fact, the only non-Hylian portrayed as being actively in charge of Hyrule at any point is [[BigBad Ganondorf]], a member of the similarly human-like Gerudo race.
14th May '17 4:58:13 PM nombretomado
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* {{Traveller}}. Humans rule most major states. This is because humans are better organized, more ambitious and more [[HumansAreWarriors militarily efficient]] then others. And thus AsskickingEqualsAuthority. All three Imperiums were human led, though there are many of other species among the Imperial nobility.

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* {{Traveller}}.''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}''. Humans rule most major states. This is because humans are better organized, more ambitious and more [[HumansAreWarriors militarily efficient]] then others. And thus AsskickingEqualsAuthority. All three Imperiums were human led, though there are many of other species among the Imperial nobility.
11th May '17 11:59:40 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', [[CrystalDragonJesus Aslan]] designates humans as Narnia's ruling class, although the human royals do interbreed with nature spirits and the like over time.
19th Mar '17 11:33:33 AM nombretomado
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* In ''StarWars'', [[LaResistance the Rebellion]] against TheEmpire was mostly started by humans. Alien Rebels only appeared in the later episodes, though the StarWarsExpandedUniverse gives alien races more importance in the start of the Rebellion. Also, in the prequels, the two Supreme Chancellors we see are humans.
** The EU actually does make a point, in the Literature/XWingSeries while handling FantasticRacism, that in the beginning, and around the battle of [[ANewHope Yavin]], humans were the ones who were putting themselves on the line, especially considering that the Death Star was functioning. There were nonhumans at various levels contributing, but at the time it was predominantly a human effort, and only after the success at Yavin did others start to support the movement more openly.

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* In ''StarWars'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', [[LaResistance the Rebellion]] against TheEmpire was mostly started by humans. Alien Rebels only appeared in the later episodes, though the StarWarsExpandedUniverse Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse gives alien races more importance in the start of the Rebellion. Also, in the prequels, the two Supreme Chancellors we see are humans.
** The EU actually does make a point, in the Literature/XWingSeries while handling FantasticRacism, that in the beginning, and around the battle of [[ANewHope [[Film/ANewHope Yavin]], humans were the ones who were putting themselves on the line, especially considering that the Death Star was functioning. There were nonhumans at various levels contributing, but at the time it was predominantly a human effort, and only after the success at Yavin did others start to support the movement more openly.
20th Feb '17 9:38:28 AM MasterofGalaxies4628
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In general, wherever humans coexist with other races, the humans tend to be the dominant or driving force in whatever effort they're involved in. They're the ones who tend to be the guys behind creating TheAlliance and holding it together, the ones coming up with most of the plans on how to thwart TheEmpire, or--in somewhat darker settings--the ones able to manipulate other races into doing their bidding for them. If a FiveManBand is made of [[FiveRaces five different species]], then the human will be TheLeader; if HumansAreAverage this may overlap with StandardizedLeader.

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In general, wherever humans coexist with other races, the humans tend to be the dominant or driving force in whatever effort they're involved in. They're the ones who tend to be the guys behind creating TheAlliance and holding it together, the ones coming up with most of the plans on how to thwart TheEmpire, or--in somewhat darker settings--the ones able to manipulate other races into doing their bidding for them. If a FiveManBand is made of [[FiveRaces five different species]], then the human will be TheLeader; if HumansAreAverage HumansAreAverage, this may overlap with StandardizedLeader.
StandardizedLeader.

What's really interesting is this is actually quite {{justified|Trope}}. Most evolutionary biologists are certain that a greater ability to cooperate and coordinate than any other species is one of the two traits that enabled humanity to conquer the planet in real life (the other being tool use). Thus, in a world with other sentient species, it would naturally follow that humans would be better at leading compared to others, possibly to the point of leadership being humanity's [[PlanetOfHats hat]].



Compare ''and'' contrast HumansAreWarriors; both may be in play at the same time, but usually it's either one or the other. ''Definitely ''contrast with HumansAreMorons. MightyWhitey is an earthbound sister trope. Goes hand in hand with HumansAreDiplomats, and occasionally with HumanityIsSuperior. Probably influenced by MostWritersAreHuman as well.

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Compare ''and'' contrast HumansAreWarriors; both may be in play at the same time, but usually it's either one or the other. ''Definitely ''contrast ''Definitely'' contrast with HumansAreMorons. MightyWhitey is an earthbound sister trope. Goes hand in hand hand-in-hand with HumansAreDiplomats, and occasionally with HumanityIsSuperior. Probably influenced by MostWritersAreHuman as well.



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