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13th Feb '18 5:37:30 PM Bionicman
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->''"But they hear a noise in the distance. A horrible, terrible sound. What could it possibly be?! MAN!...Yes, Man! Man would sodomize your hamster if he could with a... ok, ok we know the drill...'"''
-->-- [[TheNostalgiaCritic The Nostalgia Critic]], Lost World: Jurassic Park review about group of mercenaries arriving on island
12th Feb '18 6:42:48 PM StarSword
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* ComicBook/{{Vampirella}} comments in a story about vampires and vampire-like creatures, and herself in particular, as mythological creatures, that while she only kills humans for food and only as much as she needs to survive, humans kill each other for innumerable petty reasons.
12th Feb '18 6:35:05 PM JoshCarter85
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* This is the main theme of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. Set in the middles ages, there are very few characters who aren't guilty of at least one horrible act. The main villains of the series, the Apostles, were all once human and had to sacrifice the people closest to them in order to gain their demonic powers. Even the hero of the series, Guts, is far from a saint and is often referred to as a "monster" due to how horrifying he can be when he is hunting and slaying demons.

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* This is the main theme of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. Set in the middles ages, there are very few characters who aren't guilty of at least one horrible act. The main villains of the series, the Apostles, were all once human and had to sacrifice the people closest to them in order to gain their demonic powers.powers and then commit an [[MoralEventHorizon act to prove that they don't hold their humanity anymore]]. Even the hero of the series, Guts, is far from a saint and is often referred to as a "monster" due to how horrifying he can be when he is hunting and slaying demons.
12th Feb '18 10:22:22 AM woerer1
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* In the expanded ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' core setting based on ''TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}}'', Humanity's creator deity is [[http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/ex/20041203a Zarus]] who claims to be the first human, a LawfulEvil Deity of bigotry and human supremacy. This in a world where every other core race's primary deity is good aligned. Worse yet, he's a greater deity, meaning he has a flipping ton of worshipers, all of them human.

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* In the expanded ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' core setting based on ''TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}}'', Humanity's creator deity is [[http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/ex/20041203a Zarus]] Zarus who claims to be the first human, a LawfulEvil Deity of bigotry and human supremacy. This in a world where every other core race's primary deity is good aligned. Worse yet, he's a greater deity, meaning he has a flipping ton of worshipers, all of them human.
12th Feb '18 8:12:55 AM bydlo
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->''"But they hear a noise in the distance. A horrible, terrible sound. What could it possibly be?! MAN!...Yes, Man! Man would sodomize your hamster if he could with a... ok, ok we know the drill...'"''
-->-- [[TheNostalgiaCritic The Nostalgia Critic]], Lost World: Jurassic Park review about group of mercenaries arriving on island
29th Jan '18 1:06:40 PM G-Editor
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* PlayedForLaughs on ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', although it is more that the {{Adults|AreUseless}} are TooDumbToLive. Examples include "Prehistoric Ice Man" ("sometimes, what's right isn't as important as what's profitable"), "Here Comes the Neighbourhood ("And I want to assure the nation that is watching that South Park is not a town of prejudice or bigotry"), and "Pinewood Derby" (where the Earth is cut off from the rest of the universe because the people are not worthy of joining the intergalactic community). Anyone looking for a straighter version need look no further than Cartman.

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* PlayedForLaughs on ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', although it is more that the {{Adults|AreUseless}} are TooDumbToLive. Examples include "Prehistoric Ice Man" ("sometimes, what's right isn't as important as what's profitable"), "Here Comes the Neighbourhood ("And I want to assure the nation that is watching that South Park is not a town of prejudice or bigotry"), and "Pinewood Derby" (where the Earth is cut off from the rest of the universe because the people are not worthy of joining the intergalactic community). Anyone looking for a straighter version need look no further than Cartman.
5th Dec '17 11:37:15 AM DracoKanji
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* ''ComicBook/{{Empowered}}'': Ninjette's [[ArchnemesisDad father]] is only a human, but is one of the most vile characters in the series.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Empowered}}'': Ninjette's [[ArchnemesisDad father]] is only a human, but is one of the most vile characters in the series. [[spoiler:Among other things, he threatens to cut off her arms and legs so she can't escape again and wants her to become a baby factory to bring their clan's numbers back up. He's also a terrifying, nearly indestructible warrior after a few beers.]]
4th Dec '17 11:05:09 PM patxiao
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' unlike the rest of the franchise doesn't tip toe around the fact that humans are capable of great evil. [[spoiler:Unlike the other series which are caused by supernatural forces, Arc-V is caused when the duel spirits get sick and tired of being forced to fight each other for humanity's bloodlust and sick entertainment. One human [[BigBad Zarc]] agrees when he feels he's just a toy for the audience when he just wanted to make everyone happy. But the show does show that humanity is also capable of great good.]]
13th Nov '17 6:53:11 PM ChaoticNovelist
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[[BrokenAesop 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 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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[[BrokenAesop A sadly common pitfall of using potential problem with this trope]] trope is when the relative level of power between the humans are depicted menacing and the monsters. If a writer has PunyHumans on one side and uber-powerful monsters who by all accounts they should lack on the power other side, then they're really going to menace. When need to push the monsters in question are imbued with multiple incredible powers, MugglesDoItBetter angle to sustain the notion willing suspension 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, disbelief. Otherwise, nobody is going to take his Cthulhu's sob story of living in terror of the local village mob's pitchforks seriously.
seriously. For example, show how the EnslavedElves were brought to heel or how the HunterOfMonsters commits VanHelsingHateCrimes.
7th Nov '17 11:06:22 AM Doug86
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* Given that the average human in the MarvelUniverse seems to look at (and treat) [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} mutants]] with the same level of [[BullyingADragon rationality and compassion]] that the [[FantasticRacism white Southerners of the 1930's treated blacks]], or, as Magneto often lampshades, like how [[GodwinsLaw the Nazi Party in Germany treated Jews in 1938]], it's no wonder why mutants continue to flock to ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'s camp even after the man has been depowered. ''[[NotSoDifferent On the other hand]]'', Magneto has his own MasterRace propaganda and there are plenty of mutant villains. On a third hand, everyone in the story be they hero, villain, or {{muggle}} is still human.

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* Given that the average human in the MarvelUniverse seems to look at (and treat) [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen mutants]] with the same level of [[BullyingADragon rationality and compassion]] that the [[FantasticRacism white Southerners of the 1930's treated blacks]], or, as Magneto often lampshades, like how [[GodwinsLaw the Nazi Party in Germany treated Jews in 1938]], it's no wonder why mutants continue to flock to ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'s camp even after the man has been depowered. ''[[NotSoDifferent On the other hand]]'', Magneto has his own MasterRace propaganda and there are plenty of mutant villains. On a third hand, everyone in the story be they hero, villain, or {{muggle}} is still human.
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