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30th Dec '16 5:45:41 AM JackG
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* Lampshaded by the SoleSurvivor at the end of ''Film/{{Circle}}'', in which a roomful of people have to vote for each others deaths in a mysterious alien experiment.
23rd Dec '16 10:21:41 AM Lloigor
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* MarvelComics generally follows this trope given how much of a CrapsackWorld it tends to be. Most people who get powers or advanced tech are more than willing to abuse it. Many humans are usually shown as incredibly corrupt, stupid racists who turn on their own heroes for any reason, support programs like concentration camps and Sentinels, and are more than willing to sell mankind out to invaders, dark gods or whomever is threatening them at the moment. About the only thing holding the planet together are the heroes and a minority of other decent people. Most futures tend to end badly for humanity and most alien races hold this opinion of humans and would not miss humanity if it were to destroy itself. There are some exceptions and in the aliens case for some races it is a matter of MoralMyopia.

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* MarvelComics generally follows this trope given how much of a CrapsackWorld it tends to be. Most people who get powers or advanced tech are more than willing to abuse it. Many humans are usually shown as incredibly corrupt, stupid racists who turn on their own heroes for any reason, support programs like concentration camps and Sentinels, and are more than willing to sell mankind out to invaders, dark gods or whomever is threatening them at the moment. About the only thing holding the planet together are the heroes and a minority of other decent people. Most futures tend to end badly for humanity and most alien races hold this opinion of humans and would not miss humanity if it were to destroy itself. There are some exceptions and in the aliens case aliens' case, for some races races, it is a matter of MoralMyopia.
10th Dec '16 8:39:25 PM patxiao
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* A recurring theme in ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', unlike other series the enemies are because of human greed and viciousness. [[spoiler:To the point that the ultimate BigBad of the series was just a regular human that eventually grew corrupt due to humanities' bloodlust.]]
7th Dec '16 7:07:13 PM RAMChYLD
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* ''Series/BadRobots'' uses this as the justification for it's pranks. To elaborate, a robot named Tez One has gained sentience, and witnessed humans mistreat their electrical appliances. So he forms [=TezCorp=] to manufacture products that torture and screw humans over with this trope as the justification.
4th Dec '16 1:58:01 PM Kakai
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* The villains of ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'' both think this, though for different reasons. TheDragon believes that humans are incapable of peacefully coexisting, both with the Wild and each other, without ruining everything around them. The BigBad, on the other hand, is convinced that every human is secretly just waiting for an opportunity to give in to his darkest urges, and it takes only a little push to turn anyone into a monster.
24th Nov '16 11:35:15 PM NkostaNostra
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* The basic idea of some forms of fundamentalist Christianity, but especially that of Calvinism. [[AllCrimesAreEqual Due to Original Sin, humans are corrupt, evil bastards to the boot, and God hates the whole humankind]]. Basically ''everyone'' is destined to Hell after their death because of their inherent evilness except the few, lucky elect.

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* The basic idea of some forms of fundamentalist Christianity, but especially that of Calvinism. [[AllCrimesAreEqual Due to Original Sin, humans are corrupt, evil bastards to the boot, and God hates the whole humankind]]. Basically ''everyone'' is with no hope of escaping this except through Christ]]. Basically, those who disobey God's commandments are destined to Hell after their death because of their inherent evilness except the few, lucky elect.evilness, save those who seek repentance through Christ.
15th Nov '16 3:57:25 PM LongTallShorty64
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* In ''Film/OnDangerousGround'', policeman Jim Wilson believes all people are this trope after years of serving and protecting in a ViceCity.
14th Nov '16 12:51:18 PM mkmlp
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* This was so common in the WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic, that some people on [[Website/FimfictionDotNet Friendship Is Magic Fiction (FIM Fiction)]] felt it necessary to create a humans ''Aren't Bastards'' group for stories that subvert this mindset. It can be found [[http://www.fimfiction.net/group/822/humans-arent-bastards here]].
1st Nov '16 7:14:54 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'': There's various examples of SCP objects who certainly think this is true, and the amount of SCP objects that were man-made certainly helps. However, one SCP object in particular plays around with this in an odd, and certainly impressive way: [[spoiler:SCP-2000, the ResetButton cloning facility & cold data storage they have to "reset" human civilization in case of catastrophe. Where does this come into effect? They can edit the output, and the logs say no more attempts to tone down humanity's violent and sociopathic tendencies will be made. Why? They're already made two ''successful'' ones, and any more would just kill humanity's drive to fight for their right to live]].

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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'': There's various examples of SCP objects who certainly think this is true, and the amount of SCP objects that were man-made certainly helps. However, one SCP object in particular plays around with this in an odd, odd and certainly impressive way: [[spoiler:SCP-2000, the ResetButton cloning facility & and cold data storage they have to "reset" human civilization in case of catastrophe. Where does this come into effect? They can edit the output, and the logs say no more attempts to tone down humanity's violent and sociopathic tendencies will be made. Why? They're already made two ''successful'' ones, and any more would just kill humanity's drive to fight for their right to live]].
23rd Oct '16 12:03:46 PM Morgenthaler
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* A common theme in CharlieBrooker's ''Series/BlackMirror''. Depending on your perspective either technology is creating a {{lack of empathy}} among people or it simply allows humanity to be bastards more easily.

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* A common theme in CharlieBrooker's Creator/CharlieBrooker's ''Series/BlackMirror''. Depending on your perspective either technology is creating a {{lack of empathy}} among people or it simply allows humanity to be bastards more easily.
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