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16th Jan '18 5:58:16 PM Ninamarie124
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7th Dec '17 8:10:05 AM Toadofsteel
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*** Nevertheless, the Reapers seem hell-bent on assimilating humanity in particular to [[spoiler: create a new Reaper]], even as early as ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', and the fact that the Reapers [[spoiler: move the Citadel to Earth, a planet with active resistance, as opposed to a world such as Thessia where resistance had broken down]], tells us that there is still great potential in the entire species, not just Shepard.
24th Nov '17 11:03:59 AM nombretomado
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* Happens on accident due to HilariousInHindsight in ''The Devil and Simon Flagg'', written in 1954. Simon Flagg makes a DealWithTheDevil that goes like this: Simon will ask one question, and if the devil can't answer it in 24 hours, then Simon wins. The question he asks is "Is FermatsLastTheorem true or false?". The devil is unable to answer, and tells Simon that even the best mathematicians on other planets (which are far more advanced than Earth) can't do it. [[ScienceMarchesOn 40 years later]], Andrew Wiles proved the theorem correct, making Earth the one planet in the universe to answer the question.

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* Happens on accident due to HilariousInHindsight in ''The Devil and Simon Flagg'', written in 1954. Simon Flagg makes a DealWithTheDevil that goes like this: Simon will ask one question, and if the devil can't answer it in 24 hours, then Simon wins. The question he asks is "Is FermatsLastTheorem UsefulNotes/FermatsLastTheorem true or false?". The devil is unable to answer, and tells Simon that even the best mathematicians on other planets (which are far more advanced than Earth) can't do it. [[ScienceMarchesOn 40 years later]], Andrew Wiles proved the theorem correct, making Earth the one planet in the universe to answer the question.
25th Oct '17 3:34:33 AM tafelshrew
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* In Creator/BenCounter's ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' Literature/GreyKnights novel ''Hammer of Daemons'', when Alaric has confronted the mandrake and explained [[FeedTheMole how he knew]] it was TheMole -- and accused it of betraying a previous GladiatorRevolt, thereby causing the death of another captive Grey Knight in celebratory games -- it defends itself on the grounds that it had to survive. Alaric says that for humans, to survive is not enough (though see below for just how much humans [[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide prioritise survival]] in [[CrapsackWorldthis setting]]...).

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* In Creator/BenCounter's ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' Literature/GreyKnights novel ''Hammer of Daemons'', when Alaric has confronted the mandrake and explained [[FeedTheMole how he knew]] it was TheMole -- and accused it of betraying a previous GladiatorRevolt, thereby causing the death of another captive Grey Knight in celebratory games -- it defends itself on the grounds that it had to survive. Alaric says that for humans, to survive is not enough (though see below for just how much humans [[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide prioritise survival]] in [[CrapsackWorldthis [[CrapsackWorld this setting]]...).
25th Oct '17 3:33:12 AM tafelshrew
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* In Creator/BenCounter's ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' Literature/GreyKnights novel ''Hammer of Daemons'', when Alaric has confronted the mandrake and explained [[FeedTheMole how he knew]] it was TheMole -- and accused it of betraying a previous GladiatorRevolt, thereby causing the death of another captive Grey Knight in celebratory games -- it defends itself on the grounds that it had to survive. Alaric says that for humans, to survive is not enough.

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* In Creator/BenCounter's ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' Literature/GreyKnights novel ''Hammer of Daemons'', when Alaric has confronted the mandrake and explained [[FeedTheMole how he knew]] it was TheMole -- and accused it of betraying a previous GladiatorRevolt, thereby causing the death of another captive Grey Knight in celebratory games -- it defends itself on the grounds that it had to survive. Alaric says that for humans, to survive is not enough.enough (though see below for just how much humans [[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide prioritise survival]] in [[CrapsackWorldthis setting]]...).


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* UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} has it that God ordered [[EnergyBeings djinn]] to bow to Adam, and Satan refused because clay is inferior to fire. That's right, according to this story, disagreeing with this trope makes you irredeemably evil and deserving of Hell.
25th Oct '17 12:37:31 AM BrandonJzKy5
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*** This is incidentally a blatant case of ArtisticLicenseBiology; in RealLife humans have a notable ''lack'' of genetic variance even compared to closely related species like Chimps.

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*** This is incidentally a blatant case of ArtisticLicenseBiology; in RealLife humans have a notable ''lack'' of genetic variance even compared to closely related species like Chimps. Though alternatively, this could be seen as more of a case of ''relative'' variance, where even the humans real-life lack of genetic variance is still more than that of other species.
22nd Oct '17 8:04:53 PM Toadofsteel
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** Although the Federation is supposedly multi-species, most of the colony worlds depicted onscreen are populated by humans. The non-human members of the Federation each seem to have their race concentrated on a [[PlanetOfHats single home planet]]. Likewise, in addition to Starfleet crews apparently being mostly human, Federation starships follow human design paradigms.

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** Although the Federation is supposedly multi-species, most of the colony worlds depicted onscreen are populated by humans. The non-human members of the Federation each seem to have their race concentrated on a [[PlanetOfHats single home planet]]. Likewise, in addition to Starfleet crews apparently being mostly human, Federation starships follow human design paradigms. There are some starships that are crewed almost entirely by a non-human race, however, most commonly Vulcans.
20th Oct '17 9:06:17 AM MasterFuzzy
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** [[RealityIsUnrealistic Humans actually have some of the densest muscles of any land mammal.]] We just tend not to think of ourselves as being big scary predators because we don't have the claws, fangs, and thick fur. Case in point: an average sized man weighs 168-183 lbs which just happens to be very close to the weight of a [[BearsAreBadNews female Asian Black Bear]] (148-198 lbs) or [[PantheraAwesome male Jaguar]] (124-211 lbs). The only land mammal carnivores that consistently outweigh adult men are Polar Bears, Brown Bears, male Black Bears, Lions, and Tigers. Adult women, at about 130lbs on average, outweigh an adult grey wolf by about 30-50lbs.

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** [[RealityIsUnrealistic Humans actually have some of the densest muscles of any land mammal.]] We just tend not to think of ourselves as being big scary predators because we don't have the claws, fangs, and thick fur. Case in point: an average sized man weighs 168-183 lbs which just happens to be very close to the weight of a [[BearsAreBadNews female Asian Black Bear]] (148-198 lbs) or [[PantheraAwesome male Jaguar]] (124-211 lbs). The only land mammal carnivores that consistently outweigh adult men are lions, tigers, and different kinds of bears [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz (oh my!)]] Specifically: Polar Bears, Brown Bears, bears, brown bears, and male Black Bears, Lions, and Tigers.black bears. Adult women, at about 130lbs on average, outweigh an adult grey wolf by about 30-50lbs.
28th Sep '17 9:06:30 AM Necrodomo
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* The world of ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' has plenty of superbeings far more powerful than the player characters, whether set up as [[{{GMPC}} GMPCs]] or NPC boss fights, which represent greater agents of the PowersThatBe. However, it's made clear that ''only'' player characters are able to influence the outcome of the CosmicChessGame that drives the series. This puts the Powers in a bind, since they can't promote their most successful agents to a higher power tier without [[ThePeterPrinciple negating their effectiveness]].
17th Sep '17 7:47:02 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* A major recurring point of ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' is the differences that really make humans stand out from demons, angels, and gods. One of the major themes of ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'' is how humanity's power of [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve observation]] (i.e. understanding) is what allows gods to exist, which is why [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly gods are so keenly interested in convincing humans to believe in them]].

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* A major recurring point of ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' is the differences that really make humans stand out from demons, angels, and gods. One of the major themes of ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'' is how humanity's power of [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve observation]] (i.e. understanding) is what allows gods to exist, which is why [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly gods are so keenly interested in convincing humans to believe in them]].them]]; sure, gods can war with one another, but it's humanity deciding what's real and what isn't that decides which gods live and die.
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