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17th Feb '17 2:11:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' plays with this, as a result of the FantasticRacism most humans accept as [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman the norm]]. The series shows that both sides in the conflict are equally capable of being monsters, portraying numerous cases of [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire kind Ghouls]] and the cruel humans that destroy their lives simply because of what they are. The [[TheHunter CCG]] embodies this trope to the greatest degree, encouraging a mentality that views all Ghouls as monsters and only giving token lipservice to sparing them from "extreme" suffering. When [[HalfHumanHybrid Kaneki]] and Touka visit the headquarters to give false information, the secretary they speak with reassures them with a bright smile that it's fine for Investigators to hunt down and slaughter a 13-year old girl, since she's just a Ghoul. Their organization regularly eliminates entire families (including children), arrests any humans that dare to befriend Ghouls, and are hinted to be engaged in horrifying experimentation on captured Ghouls. As a result, many Ghouls view humans with fear or disdain, with Tsukiyama even pointing out that ''humans'' are the species most responsible for death and destruction in the world.

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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' plays with this, as a result of the FantasticRacism most humans accept as [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman the norm]]. The series shows that both sides in the conflict are equally capable of being monsters, portraying numerous cases of [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire kind Ghouls]] and the cruel humans that destroy their lives simply because of what they are. The [[TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters CCG]] embodies this trope to the greatest degree, encouraging a mentality that views all Ghouls as monsters and only giving token lipservice to sparing them from "extreme" suffering. When [[HalfHumanHybrid Kaneki]] and Touka visit the headquarters to give false information, the secretary they speak with reassures them with a bright smile that it's fine for Investigators to hunt down and slaughter a 13-year old girl, since she's just a Ghoul. Their organization regularly eliminates entire families (including children), arrests any humans that dare to befriend Ghouls, and are hinted to be engaged in horrifying experimentation on captured Ghouls. As a result, many Ghouls view humans with fear or disdain, with Tsukiyama even pointing out that ''humans'' are the species most responsible for death and destruction in the world.
24th Jan '17 3:58:44 PM MajinAkuma
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*** This would later be subverted with the appearance of evil Malamar from the future who try to conquer the world through brainwashing, and it is never explained why they are evil.
20th Jan '17 10:01:10 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' extends on the above ''Z'' example during the late Future Trunks Saga episodes with Barry Khan, a {{Jerkass}} actor and SpoiledBrat taken UpToEleven. For starters, he forces a stuntman to jump on a speeding tank ''without wires'', not caring if he gets hurt or even killed, and then [[spoiler: when he tries to flirt with Videl only to be shot down, he tries to ruin Gohan's marriage purely because [[NotGoodWithRejection he was pissed at being rejected]]]]. After he's [[spoiler: [[DemonicPossession possessed]] by a PuppeteerParasite named Watagash, all of his inner evil is brought forth, and he goes so far as to kidnap baby Pan in an attempt at petty revenge against Gohan]]. In a nutshell, Barry is easily one of the biggest, most evil bastards in the series, which is saying something given the monsters the franchise is known for, and he was already that way ''before'' [[spoiler: Watagash hijacked his body and gave him superpowers]].
17th Jan '17 6:29:33 AM DougSMachina
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Frequently it will be claimed that humans are the only species in the universe to [[ApeShLlNeverKillApe wage war on their own kind]] or kill just for the heck of it, [[ScienceMarchesOn which has long since been disproven by Science]][[note]]Penguins practicing rape and pedophilia or several tribes of monkeys and apes waging war on each other just being a few examples.[[/note]]. Still, the powerful message of this trope results in it being an UndeadHorseTrope.

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Frequently it will be claimed that humans are the only species in the universe to [[ApeShLlNeverKillApe [[ApeShallNeverKillApe wage war on their own kind]] or kill just for the heck of it, [[ScienceMarchesOn which has long since been disproven by Science]][[note]]Penguins practicing rape and pedophilia or several tribes of monkeys and apes waging war on each other just being a few examples.[[/note]]. Still, the powerful message of this trope results in it being an UndeadHorseTrope.
17th Jan '17 6:29:07 AM DougSMachina
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Frequently it will be claimed that humans are the only species in the universe to wage war on their own kind or kill just for the heck of it, [[ScienceMarchesOn which has long since been disproven by Science]][[note]]Penguins practicing rape and pedophilia or several tribes of monkeys and apes waging war on each other just being a few examples.[[/note]]. Still, the powerful message of this trope results in it being an UndeadHorseTrope.

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Frequently it will be claimed that humans are the only species in the universe to [[ApeShLlNeverKillApe wage war on their own kind kind]] or kill just for the heck of it, [[ScienceMarchesOn which has long since been disproven by Science]][[note]]Penguins practicing rape and pedophilia or several tribes of monkeys and apes waging war on each other just being a few examples.[[/note]]. Still, the powerful message of this trope results in it being an UndeadHorseTrope.
12th Jan '17 12:36:17 AM Doug86
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* ''ElGoonishShive'' isn't so much "''Humans'' are the Real Monsters" as "''{{Muggles}}'' are the Real Monsters." [[spoiler:Pandora justifies her attempts to break TheMasquerade and expose magic to the world by pointing out that whereas in the past, magic needed to be controlled because an army powered by magic would decimate one with naught more than swords and arrows, now any random fool with a gun can best a wizard--and humans have far deadlier implements than mere guns, such as [=ICBMs=].]]

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* ''ElGoonishShive'' ''WebComic/ElGoonishShive'' isn't so much "''Humans'' are the Real Monsters" as "''{{Muggles}}'' are the Real Monsters." [[spoiler:Pandora justifies her attempts to break TheMasquerade and expose magic to the world by pointing out that whereas in the past, magic needed to be controlled because an army powered by magic would decimate one with naught more than swords and arrows, now any random fool with a gun can best a wizard--and humans have far deadlier implements than mere guns, such as [=ICBMs=].]]
10th Jan '17 5:28:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Powerman 5000}}'s song ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ug9XflUB0A How to be a Human]]'' basically describes humans as shameless, lying, greedy gluttons with a penchant for violence; the videoclip even begins with title cards indicating that it's basically an alien PSA reel.

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* {{Powerman Music/{{Powerman 5000}}'s song ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ug9XflUB0A How to be a Human]]'' basically describes humans as shameless, lying, greedy gluttons with a penchant for violence; the videoclip even begins with title cards indicating that it's basically an alien PSA reel.
8th Jan '17 4:42:27 PM nombretomado
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** The main villain Lord Hikiji in the comic ''UsagiYojimbo'' is the ''only'' human in a world of anthropomorphic animals. He's the reason [[spoiler:Usagi has that scar above his eye, and has no master, no father, and ninja problems]]. WordOfGod states that the author regrets showing Hikiji.

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** The main villain Lord Hikiji in the comic ''UsagiYojimbo'' ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo'' is the ''only'' human in a world of anthropomorphic animals. He's the reason [[spoiler:Usagi has that scar above his eye, and has no master, no father, and ninja problems]]. WordOfGod states that the author regrets showing Hikiji.
19th Nov '16 11:18:35 AM KingClark
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** The fandom's preferred "good guys" are the idealistic Tau (collectivist imperialist aliens often accused of brainwashing by fans and Imperial humans alike) and the arrogant Eldar (who will gladly kill a million Humans today to save one Eldar a century from now). All the other races are much, much worse: the daemonic legions of Chaos are largely psychotic, the Tyranids want to eat the galaxy, the soulless Necrons want to end the existence of souls, the battle-loving Orks go on jihads for ''fun'', and Dark Eldar ''literally'' get off on inflicting and receiving pain. Essentially, no matter how insanely vicious the Imperium gets, you'd still cheer them on. These are people who use other people for machinery, commit genocide and human sacrifice, and just generally run a totalitarian police state in which you can be killed for thought crimes. They have a branch of the government AND whole sections of planets devoted entirely to torture (church worlds-dungeon section). It is best not to read this series if you get easily depressed.

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** The fandom's preferred "good guys" are the idealistic Tau (collectivist imperialist aliens often accused of brainwashing by fans and Imperial humans alike) and the arrogant Eldar (who will gladly kill a million Humans today to save one Eldar a century from now). All the other races are much, much worse: the daemonic legions of Chaos are largely psychotic, the Tyranids want to eat the galaxy, the soulless Necrons want to end the existence of souls, the battle-loving Orks go on jihads the war path for ''fun'', and Dark Eldar ''literally'' get off on inflicting and receiving pain. Essentially, no matter how insanely vicious the Imperium gets, you'd still cheer them on. These are people who use other people for machinery, commit genocide and human sacrifice, and just generally run a totalitarian police state in which you can be killed for thought crimes. They have a branch of the government AND whole sections of planets devoted entirely to torture (church worlds-dungeon section). It is best not to read this series if you get easily depressed.
19th Nov '16 11:17:23 AM KingClark
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* [[TheEmpire The Imperium of Man]] of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' is a xenocidal, fanatical, corrupt, racist, mass-murdering apparatus. However, in the context of the setting, it's [[IDidWhatIHadToDo justified and thus avoid the complete monster label]] because [[AliensAreBastards pretty much every other species is just as bad]], if not ''worse'', and without the Imperium's harsh rule mankind would be doomed to slavery, extinction, or [[FateWorseThanDeath Fates Worse Than Death]].

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* [[TheEmpire The Imperium of Man]] of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' is a xenocidal, fanatical, corrupt, racist, mass-murdering apparatus. However, in the context of the setting, it's [[IDidWhatIHadToDo justified and thus avoid the complete monster label]] because [[AliensAreBastards pretty much every other species is just as bad]], if not ''worse'', and without the Imperium's harsh rule mankind would be doomed to slavery, extinction, or [[FateWorseThanDeath Fates Worse Than Death]].
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