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25th Jun '17 6:11:43 AM rufusluciusivan
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** The Dominator is a TortureTechinician who gleefully sends mind-controlled children to kill Jack, calling him a "righteous fool" for refusing to hurt innocents. In one scene, he takes great joy in torturing a captured Ashi.

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** The Dominator is a TortureTechinician TortureTechnician who gleefully sends mind-controlled children to kill Jack, calling him a "righteous fool" for refusing to hurt innocents. In one scene, he takes great joy in torturing a captured Ashi.
25th Jun '17 6:10:59 AM rufusluciusivan
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* The major threats in ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' are the demon Aku and his armies of robots and various monsters. However, even in this setting, a few humans stand out by being just as monstruous (perhaps even more) than Aku himself.
** The High Priestess of the Cult of Aku is a religious zealot and an abusive mother who condtioned her own daughters into unfeeling weapons whose sole purpose is to kill Samurai Jack, searing their flesh with hot coals while they're still young and putting them through brutal, life-or-death training routines where every slight distraction means torture and beatings —sometimes simply for things as minor as looking outside. She has the Daughters graduate by having them massacre her own devoted followers, sends them into the world to kill Jack and callously brushes off the deaths of most of them at Jack's hand. She furiously attempts to kill Ashi, her only surviving daughter, with her own hands after she finally turns on the High Priestess. An unfeeling fanatic able to rival her own dark god in evil, the High Priestess justifies her cruelty simply by stating Jack must die at any cost—regardless if that cost is her own flesh and blood.
** The Dominator is a TortureTechinician who gleefully sends mind-controlled children to kill Jack, calling him a "righteous fool" for refusing to hurt innocents. In one scene, he takes great joy in torturing a captured Ashi.
24th Jun '17 12:55:03 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Although it's not directly stated, and [[MoralGuardians not that the media cared]], but ''[[Music/TheRollingStones Sympathy for the Devil]]'' strongly suggests that the Devil in question is humanity itself.

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* Although it's not directly stated, and [[MoralGuardians not that the media cared]], but ''[[Music/TheRollingStones Sympathy for the Devil]]'' MoralGuardians cared, Music/TheRollingStones' "SympathyForTheDevil" strongly suggests that the Devil in question is humanity itself.itself.
-->After all, it was you and me.
23rd Jun '17 5:00:41 AM AlienPatch
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* In a short story from ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'' the eponymous agents are dispatched into a forest to investigate a series of weird occurences and find themselves surrounded by monsters once they get in there. Upon meeting a somewhat-humanoid monster (had a smaller head on top of his normal one) though, it is revealed that these monsters are mostly innofensive. They were aliens who [[TheArk escaped their planet in a spaceship]] because their planet was too polluted and wanted to find a better home on Earth...only to find out that [[GreenAesop Earth was just as polluted if not even worse]] and that [[MugglePower the locals were quite hostile to them]]. In the end, he and the rest of the monsters leave to find a more peaceful place, and while Filemón comments on how the monsters left, Mortadelo, [[UpToEleven disguised as a monster no less]], comments on how [[{{Anvilicious}} "the monsters actually stayed"]].

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* In a short story from ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'' the eponymous agents are dispatched into a forest to investigate a series of weird occurences and find themselves surrounded by monsters once they get in there. Upon meeting a somewhat-humanoid monster (had a smaller head on top of his normal one) though, it is revealed that these monsters are mostly innofensive. They were aliens who [[TheArk escaped their planet in a spaceship]] because their planet was too polluted and wanted to find a better home on Earth...only to find out that [[GreenAesop Earth was just as polluted if not even worse]] and that [[MugglePower the locals were quite hostile to them]]. In the end, he and the rest of the monsters leave to find a more peaceful place, and while Filemón comments on how the monsters left, Mortadelo, [[UpToEleven disguised as a monster no less]], comments on how [[{{Anvilicious}} "the monsters actually stayed"]].
23rd Jun '17 4:59:50 AM AlienPatch
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* Played anviliciously straight in a short story from ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon. The eponymous agents are dispatched into a forest to investigate a series of weird occurences and find themselves surrounded by monsters once they get in there. Upon meeting a somewhat-humanoid monster (had a smaller head on top of his normal one) though, it is revealed that these monsters are mostly innofensive. They were aliens who [[TheArk escaped their planet in a spaceship]] because their planet was too polluted and wanted to find a better home on Earth...only to find out that [[GreenAesop Earth was just as polluted if not even worse]] and that [[MugglePower the locals were quite hostile to them]]. In the end, he and the rest of the monsters leave to find a more peaceful place, and while Filemón comments on how the monsters left, Mortadelo, [[UpToEleven disguised as a monster no less]], comments on how [[{{Anvilicious}} "the monsters actually stayed"]].

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* Played anviliciously straight in In a short story from ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon. The ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'' the eponymous agents are dispatched into a forest to investigate a series of weird occurences and find themselves surrounded by monsters once they get in there. Upon meeting a somewhat-humanoid monster (had a smaller head on top of his normal one) though, it is revealed that these monsters are mostly innofensive. They were aliens who [[TheArk escaped their planet in a spaceship]] because their planet was too polluted and wanted to find a better home on Earth...only to find out that [[GreenAesop Earth was just as polluted if not even worse]] and that [[MugglePower the locals were quite hostile to them]]. In the end, he and the rest of the monsters leave to find a more peaceful place, and while Filemón comments on how the monsters left, Mortadelo, [[UpToEleven disguised as a monster no less]], comments on how [[{{Anvilicious}} "the monsters actually stayed"]].
11th Jun '17 6:23:27 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* Actually ''inverted'' in the second FanFic/BigHumanOnCampus After School omake, which is from the point of view of Guile, one of Ranma's pet giant spiders. Turns out, spiders see humans as gods, due to their civilization-creating abilities. Monsters are considered false gods, base creatures who can only destroy and ape humanity's form because they're jealous. Spider-monsters are "demigods". Even witches (who are a halfway point between humans and monsters, being biologically human but with magical abilities) are considered lesser creatures than humans.
** The main story also loves subverting and deconstructing it. While humans have done bad things, these were mostly out of ignorance and are nowhere ''near'' the level of horrific violence that is considered normal at [[BoardingSchoolOfHorrors Youkai Academy]]. Monsters, on the other hand, tend to very deliberately inflict DisproportionateRetribution on humans for these slights. For example, humanity's conflict with Oyakata. They wanted to turn an uninhabited (to their knowledge) knoll into a garbage dump. Oyakata, in return, wants to kill ''thousands'' of humans, using invasive species that would themselves be very bad for the knoll.
6th Jun '17 11:30:16 AM dracogeorge
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** ''TabletopGame/ChroniclesOfDarkness'' somewhat averts or subverts this, with the idea that most humans do mean well, but are also subconsciously aware of the kind of world they live in, and as such are terrified, making them prone to callous and stupid behavior.
** ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil'' is all over the place, with the various Compacts and Conspiracies ranging from [[TropaholicsAnonymous Yuri's]] [[MonstersAnonymous Group]],a support group for both victims of the supernatural and the monsters themselves, to [[WorkingClassHero The Union]], a loose collection of blue-collar workers who are completely willing to leave the supernatural alone so long as they don't harm their neighbourhood, to the [[CorruptChurch Malleus]] [[ChurchMilitant Maleficarum]], the Catholic Inquisition who are completely willing to use torture and want to wipe out all supernaturals, but do actually want to [[WellIntentionedExtremist help humanity]], to the [[AristocratsAreEvil Ashwood]] [[ForTheEvulz Abbey]], a collection of aristocrats who hunt (and do worse things to) the supernatural (and the natural) for their own amusement. And even then, it's made quite clear that every other Hunter Conspiracy and Compact [[EveryoneHasStandards hate the Abbey]].
19th May '17 6:24:56 AM AlienPatch
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* Played anviliciously straight in a short story from ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon. The eponymous agents are dispatched into a forest to investigate a series of weird occurences and find themselves surrounded by monsters once they get in there. Upon meeting a somewhat-humanoid monster (had a smaller head on top of his normal one) though, it is revealed that these monsters are mostly innofensive. They were aliens who [[TheArk escaped their planet in a spaceship]] because their planet was too polluted and wanted to find a better home on Earth...only to find out that [[GreenAesop Earth was just as polluted if not even worse]] and that [[MugglePower the locals were quite hostile to them]]. In the end, he and the rest of the monsters leave to find a more peaceful place, and while Filemón comments on how the monsters left, Mortadelo, [[UpToEleven '''disguised as a monster no less''']], comments on how [[{{Anvilicious}} "the monsters actually stayed"]].

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* Played anviliciously straight in a short story from ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon. The eponymous agents are dispatched into a forest to investigate a series of weird occurences and find themselves surrounded by monsters once they get in there. Upon meeting a somewhat-humanoid monster (had a smaller head on top of his normal one) though, it is revealed that these monsters are mostly innofensive. They were aliens who [[TheArk escaped their planet in a spaceship]] because their planet was too polluted and wanted to find a better home on Earth...only to find out that [[GreenAesop Earth was just as polluted if not even worse]] and that [[MugglePower the locals were quite hostile to them]]. In the end, he and the rest of the monsters leave to find a more peaceful place, and while Filemón comments on how the monsters left, Mortadelo, [[UpToEleven '''disguised disguised as a monster no less''']], less]], comments on how [[{{Anvilicious}} "the monsters actually stayed"]].
19th May '17 6:23:21 AM AlienPatch
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* Played anviliciously straight in a short story from ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon. The eponymous agents are dispatched into a forest to investigate a series of weird occurences and find themselves surrounded by monsters once they get in there. Upon meeting a somewhat-humanoid monster (had a smaller head on top of his normal one) though, it is revealed that these monsters are mostly innofensive. They were aliens who [[TheArk escaped their planet in a spaceship]] because their planet was too polluted and wanted to find a better home on Earth...only to find out that [[GreenAesop Earth was just as polluted if not even worse]] and that [[MugglePower the locals were quite hostile to them]]. In the end, he and the rest of the monsters leave to find a more peaceful place, and while Filemón comments on how the monsters left, Mortadelo, [[UpToEleven '''disguised as a monster no less''']], comments on how [[{{Anvilicious}} "the monsters actually stayed"]].
18th Apr '17 6:55:19 PM nombretomado
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* In marked contrast, StudioGhibli's ''Anime/PomPoko''. Some fans call it "WesternAnimation/FernGully with a Brain". Some of the Tanuki believe that all humans are bad and they argue for open warfare against the humans - and even then, they have a hard time fully committing to this as finding food would be a great deal harder with no garbage bags to rummage through. Other Tanuki argue that the humans are simply unaware that Tanuki are real and can be reasoned with. [[spoiler:After the Tanuki take the gamble of going public, it turns out that this is indeed the case and the humans are happy to come to a compromise with the creatures, setting aside parkland for them to live in. Their default humanoid forms [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute are cute looking]] is a real help but no body makes pets of them.]]

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* In marked contrast, StudioGhibli's Creator/StudioGhibli's ''Anime/PomPoko''. Some fans call it "WesternAnimation/FernGully with a Brain". Some of the Tanuki believe that all humans are bad and they argue for open warfare against the humans - and even then, they have a hard time fully committing to this as finding food would be a great deal harder with no garbage bags to rummage through. Other Tanuki argue that the humans are simply unaware that Tanuki are real and can be reasoned with. [[spoiler:After the Tanuki take the gamble of going public, it turns out that this is indeed the case and the humans are happy to come to a compromise with the creatures, setting aside parkland for them to live in. Their default humanoid forms [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute are cute looking]] is a real help but no body makes pets of them.]]



* In ''Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea'' (StudioGhibli must have a real fixation on this trope), Ponyo's dad makes it very clear that he thinks humans are bastards, and has been storing up potions to teach humanity a lesson (or something); ironically, his wife, the AnthropomorphicPersonification of the ocean is a lot more easy-going. In the end he reveals he doesn't want to harm humans too badly [[spoiler: because he allows his daughter to choose to become one.]]

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* In ''Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea'' (StudioGhibli (Creator/StudioGhibli must have a real fixation on this trope), Ponyo's dad makes it very clear that he thinks humans are bastards, and has been storing up potions to teach humanity a lesson (or something); ironically, his wife, the AnthropomorphicPersonification of the ocean is a lot more easy-going. In the end he reveals he doesn't want to harm humans too badly [[spoiler: because he allows his daughter to choose to become one.]]
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