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24th Sep '16 7:33:58 AM Morgenthaler
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** However, this trope is played extremely straight by [[EnforcedTrope editorial edict]] when dealing with most real-world historical events of the past century, doubly so when that event is the Holocaust. ''Charnel Houses of Europe'', a ''WraithTheOblivion'' supplement, completely denied that supernatural powers had any part in causing the Holocaust in the [=WoD=], that it really was the product of Nazi racial supremacist theory and genocidal impulse. (Supernaturals did take advantage of the Holocaust, but the responsibility for it rests entirely with the humans who did it.)

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** However, this trope is played extremely straight by [[EnforcedTrope editorial edict]] when dealing with most real-world historical events of the past century, doubly so when that event is the Holocaust. ''Charnel Houses of Europe'', a ''WraithTheOblivion'' ''TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion'' supplement, completely denied that supernatural powers had any part in causing the Holocaust in the [=WoD=], that it really was the product of Nazi racial supremacist theory and genocidal impulse. (Supernaturals did take advantage of the Holocaust, but the responsibility for it rests entirely with the humans who did it.)
22nd Sep '16 12:42:00 PM Bartzv
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* ''Manga/DragonBallZ'' had an entire episode called ''The Evil of Men'' near the middle of the Buu saga. It explores how even we non-powerful humans can be just as cruel as the monsters Goku and co fight on a regular basis. Case in point: A pair of thugs arrive to shoot up Buu and Mr. Satan (who is in the process of rehabilitating Buu) and shoot Bee the puppy. Later, one of them comes back and shoots Mr. Satan point blank in the back and runs off. Buu manages to save them both in time, but witnessing this cruelty unleashed his evil side; and thus, the rest of the Buu saga is the world paying the price for what those men did. Prior to this, they had been running around ''murdering random innocent people for fun'', justifying their killings with the logic that [[ApocalypseAnarchy since Buu is most likely going to destroy the Earth, they might as well go out with a bang]]. Eventually, they decide to just kill Buu so they can go on killing people.

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* ''Manga/DragonBallZ'' had an entire episode called ''The Evil of Men'' near the middle of the Buu saga. It explores how even we non-powerful humans can be just as cruel as the monsters Goku and co fight on a regular basis. Case in point: A pair of thugs arrive to shoot up Buu and Mr. Satan (who is in the process of rehabilitating Buu) and shoot Bee the puppy. Later, one of them comes back and shoots puppy then later Mr. Satan point blank in the back and runs off. himself. Buu manages managed to save them both in time, but witnessing this cruelty unleashed his evil side; and thus, side. Thus, the rest of the Buu saga is the world paying the price for what those these men did. Prior to this, they had been running around ''murdering random innocent people for fun'', justifying their killings with the logic that fun''. Their justification for this? [[ApocalypseAnarchy since Since Buu is had been killing everyone and would most likely going to destroy the Earth, they might as well go out with a bang]]. Eventually, they decide to just kill Buu so Earth,]] [[InsaneTrollLogic they can go on killing people.just pretend their victims were killed by Buu]].
21st Sep '16 10:31:07 AM Tron80
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** The Imperium of Man basically [[FantasyCounterpartCulture combines the worst parts of Stalinist Russia, Nazi Germany, the British Empire, the Spanish Inquisition, Dark Ages Europe, and the colonization of the Americas]]. It's pretty much HumansAreTheRealMonsters condensed into a single entity.
** In a somewhat disturbing meta-example, the Imperium of Man [[VillainProtagonist is in no way supposed to be sympathetic]] with its policies of [[KnightTemplar religious zealotry]] and [[OmnicidalManiac extreme genocidal tendencies]], but [[DracoInLeatherPants fans who actually agree with such policies]] pop up with alarming frequency.
18th Sep '16 1:41:19 PM nombretomado
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* Handled...interestingly in ArchieComics' ''Comicbook/SonicTheHedgehog'' series. The Mobius equivalent of humans, Overlanders, were portrayed as violent thugs, [[GreenAesop more interested in conquering and destroying nature than living with it like the Mobians]]. They also waged a global war against the Mobians...which they lost. [[spoiler: Inverted in that it was a ''Mobian'' conspiracy that started the Great War. Most of the race was destroyed right after Robotnik, ([[EvenEvilHasStandards who even the Overlanders viewed as a monster]]), took over.]] [[spoiler: Later we learn that Mobius was created when humans captured, killed and dissected alien emissaries. The aliens reacted poorly to this and proceeded to use a weapon to wipe out/mutate all life on Earth.]] Ever since the ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' adaptation, Overlanders/humans have been shown in a better light.

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* Handled...interestingly in ArchieComics' Franchise/ArchieComics' ''Comicbook/SonicTheHedgehog'' series. The Mobius equivalent of humans, Overlanders, were portrayed as violent thugs, [[GreenAesop more interested in conquering and destroying nature than living with it like the Mobians]]. They also waged a global war against the Mobians...which they lost. [[spoiler: Inverted in that it was a ''Mobian'' conspiracy that started the Great War. Most of the race was destroyed right after Robotnik, ([[EvenEvilHasStandards who even the Overlanders viewed as a monster]]), took over.]] [[spoiler: Later we learn that Mobius was created when humans captured, killed and dissected alien emissaries. The aliens reacted poorly to this and proceeded to use a weapon to wipe out/mutate all life on Earth.]] Ever since the ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' adaptation, Overlanders/humans have been shown in a better light.
15th Sep '16 3:23:57 PM Grayfox
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* ''InuYasha'' plays not quite this trope, but is still in its realm Tung. Because there half-demons are both despised by the demons, as also shunned by the humans. Even if there are good demons and good humans who treat a half-demon well, so these are rather exceptions. While demons often attacking half-demons in the intention of killing them, the humans mostly do not (probably because they know that they are to weak, to defeat an half-demon). But Jinenji and Shiori were from the other villagers while many demons are often attaced. But demons are often evil, especially the "[[AlwaysChaoticEvil lesser demons]]" that look like giant insects and worms are always nasty, humans should actually behave morally.

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* ''InuYasha'' plays not quite this trope, but is still in its realm Tung. Because there half-demons are both despised by the demons, as also shunned by the humans. Even if there are good demons and good humans who treat a half-demon well, so these are rather exceptions. While demons often attacking half-demons in the intention of killing them, the humans mostly do not (probably because they know that they are to weak, to defeat an half-demon). But Jinenji and Shiori were from the other villagers while many demons are often attaced. But demons are often evil, especially the "[[AlwaysChaoticEvil lesser demons]]" "lesser demons" that look like giant insects and worms are [[AlwaysChaoticEvil always nasty, nasty]], humans should actually behave morally.
15th Sep '16 3:22:21 PM Grayfox
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** In the film ''InuYashaFireAtTheMysticIsland'' one learns from an island where benign humans and benign demons have lived together, and had a lot of half-demons as offspring. They have the island shielded by a magical barrier from the outside world, because they knew that their children would be discriminated against both by demons and by humans.

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** In the film ''InuYashaFireAtTheMysticIsland'' ''InuYashaTheMovieFireOnTheMysticIsland'' one learns from an island where benign humans and benign demons have lived together, and had a lot of half-demons as offspring. They have the island shielded by a magical barrier from the outside world, because they knew that their children would be discriminated against both by demons and by humans.
15th Sep '16 3:20:52 PM Grayfox
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* ''InuYasha'' plays not quite this trope, but is still in its realm Tung. Because there half-demons are both despised by the demons, as also shunned by the humans. Even if there are good demons and good humans who treat a half-demon well, so these are rather exceptions. While demons often attacking half-demons in the intention of killing them, the humans mostly do not (probably because they know that they are to weak, to defeat an half-demon). But Jinenji and Shiori were from the other villagers while many demons are often attaced. But demons are often evil, especially the "[[AlwaysChaoticEvil lesser demons]]" that look like giant insects and worms are always nasty, humans should actually behave morally.
** In the film ''InuYashaFireAtTheMysticIsland'' one learns from an island where benign humans and benign demons have lived together, and had a lot of half-demons as offspring. They have the island shielded by a magical barrier from the outside world, because they knew that their children would be discriminated against both by demons and by humans.
22nd Aug '16 12:04:24 PM Bartzv
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* ''Manga/DragonBallZ'' had an entire episode called ''The Evil of Men'' near the middle of the Buu saga. It explores how even we non-powerful humans can be just as cruel as the monsters Goku and co fight on a regular basis. Case in point: A pair of thugs arrive to shoot up Buu and Mr. Satan (who is in the process of rehabilitating Buu) and shoot Bee the puppy. Later, one of them comes back and shoots Mr. Satan point blank in the back and runs off. Buu managed to save both of them in time, but witnessing this cruelty unleashed his evil side; and thus, the rest of the Buu saga is the world paying the price for what those men did. Prior to this, they had been running around ''murdering random innocent people for fun'', justifying their killings with the logic that [[ApocalypseAnarchy since Buu is most likely going to destroy the Earth, they might as well go out with a bang]]; eventually, they decide to kill Buu so they can just go on killing people.

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* ''Manga/DragonBallZ'' had an entire episode called ''The Evil of Men'' near the middle of the Buu saga. It explores how even we non-powerful humans can be just as cruel as the monsters Goku and co fight on a regular basis. Case in point: A pair of thugs arrive to shoot up Buu and Mr. Satan (who is in the process of rehabilitating Buu) and shoot Bee the puppy. Later, one of them comes back and shoots Mr. Satan point blank in the back and runs off. Buu managed manages to save them both of them in time, but witnessing this cruelty unleashed his evil side; and thus, the rest of the Buu saga is the world paying the price for what those men did. Prior to this, they had been running around ''murdering random innocent people for fun'', justifying their killings with the logic that [[ApocalypseAnarchy since Buu is most likely going to destroy the Earth, they might as well go out with a bang]]; eventually, bang]]. Eventually, they decide to just kill Buu so they can just go on killing people.
22nd Aug '16 11:56:21 AM Bartzv
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* ''Manga/DragonBallZ'' had an entire episode called ''The Evil of Men'' near the middle of the Buu saga. It explores how even we non-powerful humans can be just as cruel as the monsters Goku and co fight on a regular basis. Case in point: A gang of thugs arrive to shoot up Buu and Mr. Satan (who is in the process of rehabilitating Buu) and shoot Bee the puppy. Later, one of them comes back and shoots Mr. Satan point blank in the back and runs off. Sure Buu saved him in time (and saved the puppy in the first attack), but witnessing this cruelty unleashed his evil side, and thus, the entire rest of the Buu saga is the world paying the price for what those men did.
** Keep in mind that before this, said thugs were going around ''murdering random innocent people for fun'', justifying their killings with the logic that [[ApocalypseAnarchy since Buu is most likely going to destroy the Earth, they might as well go out with a bang]]; eventually, they decide to kill Buu so they can just go on killing.

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* ''Manga/DragonBallZ'' had an entire episode called ''The Evil of Men'' near the middle of the Buu saga. It explores how even we non-powerful humans can be just as cruel as the monsters Goku and co fight on a regular basis. Case in point: A gang pair of thugs arrive to shoot up Buu and Mr. Satan (who is in the process of rehabilitating Buu) and shoot Bee the puppy. Later, one of them comes back and shoots Mr. Satan point blank in the back and runs off. Sure Buu saved him managed to save both of them in time (and saved the puppy in the first attack), time, but witnessing this cruelty unleashed his evil side, side; and thus, the entire rest of the Buu saga is the world paying the price for what those men did.
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21st Aug '16 12:03:46 PM nombretomado
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* In the ECComics story "The Monsters!", highly advanced aliens make FirstContact, describe horrible mutants begotten by exposure to atomic radiation, and depart immediately after leaving two of them behind: a man and a woman.

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* In the ECComics Creator/ECComics story "The Monsters!", highly advanced aliens make FirstContact, describe horrible mutants begotten by exposure to atomic radiation, and depart immediately after leaving two of them behind: a man and a woman.
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