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5th Feb '16 9:24:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* Implied in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhgOAR4Xq4Y "Bolero" sequence]] of ''WesternAnimation/AllegroNonTroppo'': Life on a distant planet evolves out of a [[ShoutOut discarded]] [[TheGodsMustBeCrazy soda bottle]]. Eventually, apes (who are [[DarkIsEvil masses of black, sketchy fur]] compared to the brightly-colored cartoon animals and have [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] set in [[BlackEyesOfCrazy black sclera]]) are revealed as cheating bastards who don't follow the animals' evolutionary path [[spoiler: and eventually mess up the planet by creating war, religion, and destructive cities. By the end they have evolved into humans but on the inside they're still vicious, unsatisfied animals.]]
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* Implied in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhgOAR4Xq4Y "Bolero" sequence]] of ''WesternAnimation/AllegroNonTroppo'': Life on a distant planet evolves out of a [[ShoutOut discarded]] [[TheGodsMustBeCrazy [[Film/TheGodsMustBeCrazy soda bottle]]. Eventually, apes (who are [[DarkIsEvil masses of black, sketchy fur]] compared to the brightly-colored cartoon animals and have [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] set in [[BlackEyesOfCrazy black sclera]]) are revealed as cheating bastards who don't follow the animals' evolutionary path [[spoiler: and eventually mess up the planet by creating war, religion, and destructive cities. By the end they have evolved into humans but on the inside they're still vicious, unsatisfied animals.]]
29th Jan '16 7:42:01 PM RaustBD
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[[TropesAreTools A sadly common pitfall of using this trope]] is when humans are depicted menacing monsters who by all accounts they should lack the power to meance. When the monsters in question are imbued with multiple incredible powers, the notion of them being oppressed by humans can become increasingly difficult to entertain. Unless you establish that Cthulhu is nowhere near as powerful as the myths say he is, nobody is going to take his sob story of living in terror of the local village mob's pitchforks seriously.
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[[TropesAreTools A sadly common pitfall of using this trope]] is when humans are depicted menacing monsters who by all accounts they should lack the power to meance.menace. When the monsters in question are imbued with multiple incredible powers, the notion of them being oppressed by humans can become increasingly difficult to entertain. Unless you establish that Cthulhu is nowhere near as powerful as the myths say he is, nobody is going to take his sob story of living in terror of the local village mob's pitchforks seriously.
29th Jan '16 7:41:47 PM RaustBD
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[[TropesAreTools A sadly common pitfall of using this trope]] is when humans are portrayed menacing monsters who by all accounts they should lack the power to meance. When the monsters in question are imbued with multiple incredible powers, the notion of them being oppressed by humans can become increasingly difficult to entertain. Unless you establish that Cthulhu is nowhere near as powerful as the myths say he is, nobody is going to take his sob story of living in terror of the local village mob's pitchforks seriously.
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[[TropesAreTools A sadly common pitfall of using this trope]] is when humans are portrayed depicted menacing monsters who by all accounts they should lack the power to meance. When the monsters in question are imbued with multiple incredible powers, the notion of them being oppressed by humans can become increasingly difficult to entertain. Unless you establish that Cthulhu is nowhere near as powerful as the myths say he is, nobody is going to take his sob story of living in terror of the local village mob's pitchforks seriously.
29th Jan '16 7:41:24 PM RaustBD
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[[TropesAreTools A sadly common pitfall of using this trope]] is when humans are portrayed as menacing monsters who by all accounts they should lack the power to menace. When the monsters in question are imbued with multiple incredible powers, the notion of them being oppressed by humans can become increasingly difficult to entertain. Unless you establish that Cthulhu is nowhere near as powerful as the myths say he is, nobody is going to take his sob story of living in terror of the local village mob's pitchforks seriously.
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[[TropesAreTools A sadly common pitfall of using this trope]] is when humans are portrayed as menacing monsters who by all accounts they should lack the power to menace.meance. When the monsters in question are imbued with multiple incredible powers, the notion of them being oppressed by humans can become increasingly difficult to entertain. Unless you establish that Cthulhu is nowhere near as powerful as the myths say he is, nobody is going to take his sob story of living in terror of the local village mob's pitchforks seriously.
29th Jan '16 7:39:10 PM RaustBD
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[[TropesAreTools A sadly common pitfall of using this trope]] is when humans are portrayed as menacing monsters who by all accounts should lack the power to menace. When the monsters in question are imbued with multiple incredible powers, the notion of them being oppressed by humans can become increasingly difficult to entertain. Unless you establish that Cthulhu is nowhere near as powerful as the myths say he is, nobody is going to take his sob story of living in terror of the local village mob's pitchforks seriously.
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[[TropesAreTools A sadly common pitfall of using this trope]] is when humans are portrayed as menacing monsters who by all accounts they should lack the power to menace. When the monsters in question are imbued with multiple incredible powers, the notion of them being oppressed by humans can become increasingly difficult to entertain. Unless you establish that Cthulhu is nowhere near as powerful as the myths say he is, nobody is going to take his sob story of living in terror of the local village mob's pitchforks seriously.
24th Jan '16 3:17:40 PM TheDracologist
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''WebVideo/ThrillingIntent'' When Ashe suggests this after seeing Markus and Kyr crowd around the corpse of a corrupted spiritfolk she killed to [[ForScience harvest its bits]]. ** '''Ashe:''' I'm starting to wonder who the real monsters are ...
19th Jan '16 11:22:38 AM Willbyr
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* Played with in ''FanFic/GoddessRebornChronicle in that humans ([[LightIsNotGood and angels]]) can be as evil as demons are reputed to be but [[NobleDemon demons are capable as being absolutely good and noble]]. [[MegaTen This it inherited from its parent source]] but the point is made that choices are always possible, it being its foremost theme-even if the choices are hard or cruel, those choices still exist.
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* Played with in ''FanFic/GoddessRebornChronicle in that humans ([[LightIsNotGood and angels]]) can be as evil as demons are reputed to be but [[NobleDemon demons are capable as being absolutely good and noble]]. [[MegaTen [[Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei This it inherited from its parent source]] but the point is made that choices are always possible, it being its foremost theme-even if the choices are hard or cruel, those choices still exist.
18th Jan '16 4:29:18 AM TheNerevarine
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* ''Anime/MonsterRancher'' had humanity in the backstory creating Monsters to be pets, slave workers as well as warriors to fight in wars. One specific example of their cruelty was the enslavement of one Monster race, the Astros, to gather more resources into outer space after exhausting the natural resources in their own planet. The Astros were worked nearly to death and experimented on to test their physical limits, and those that weren't strong enough perished soon. Eventually, an conflict known as [[ForeverWar the Last War]] broke out on their planet that lasted many generations and the humans attempted to end it by creating [[BigBad Moo]]. By the end, everything bad in the series can be traced to the ancient humans, who reduced civilization to medieval level and Moo now rules the world as EvilOverlord.
3rd Jan '16 4:13:17 AM StFan
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* Played with in the SwampThing story ''Pog'', where a group of diminutive aliens, thinly disguised versions of the characters from the classic newspaper comic {{Pogo}}, come to Earth looking for a new home, after their own Eden-like world was overtaken by a cruel and greedy race of ape-like creatures called "The Loneliest Animal of All", [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything who forced the other sapient animals of their world to suffer through horrible scientific testing, and murdered them for their meat among other atrocities.]] Pog is understandably devastated when Swamp Thing shows him that the Loneliest Animal already rules the new world they had found, and treats it just the same. --> '''Pog''': No! Not here too! ''They cant own this Lady too!!''
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* Played with in the SwampThing ComicBook/SwampThing story ''Pog'', where a group of diminutive aliens, thinly disguised versions of the characters from the classic newspaper comic {{Pogo}}, ''ComicStrip/{{Pogo}}'', come to Earth looking for a new home, after their own Eden-like world was overtaken by a cruel and greedy race of ape-like creatures called "The Loneliest Animal of All", [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything who forced the other sapient animals of their world to suffer through horrible scientific testing, and murdered them for their meat among other atrocities.]] Pog is understandably devastated when Swamp Thing shows him that the Loneliest Animal already rules the new world they had found, and treats it just the same. --> '''Pog''': -->'''Pog:''' No! Not here too! ''They cant can't own this Lady too!!''
24th Dec '15 4:02:45 AM Adept
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* Ah, but then there's Hugh Harman's ''PeaceOnEarth'', which you must [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8OYvHPpGDY see for yourself]] as no description we could give you would suffice. While beautifully animated and notable (even admirable) for its pro-peace message delivered in the middle of wartime, several Tropers agree that this merry Christmas (!!!) short is also easily the magnum opus of this trope.
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* Ah, but then there's Hugh Harman's ''PeaceOnEarth'', ''WesternAnimation/PeaceOnEarth'', which you must [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8OYvHPpGDY see for yourself]] as no description we could give you would suffice. While beautifully animated and notable (even admirable) for its pro-peace message delivered in the middle of wartime, several Tropers agree that this merry Christmas (!!!) short is also easily the magnum opus of this trope.
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