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2nd May '16 3:02:41 AM GentlemensDame883
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* ''Literature{{Worm}}''. Two-thirds of people who gain powers (admittedly through TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening, but still) choose to use their powers for evil. Most authority figures are, at best, apathetic, incompetent or more obsessed with PR than doing good. People are unable to set aside their differences and unite even in the face of great troubles, all the way up to armageddon-in-progress.

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* ''Literature{{Worm}}''.''Literature/{{Worm}}''. Two-thirds of people who gain powers (admittedly through TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening, but still) choose to use their powers for evil. Most authority figures are, at best, apathetic, incompetent or more obsessed with PR than doing good. People are unable to set aside their differences and unite even in the face of great troubles, all the way up to armageddon-in-progress.
2nd May '16 3:01:23 AM GentlemensDame883
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* ''Literature{{Worm}}''. Two-thirds of people who gain powers (admittedly through TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening, but still) choose to use their powers for evil. Most authority figures are, at best, apathetic, incompetent or more obsessed with PR than doing good. People are unable to set aside their differences and unite even in the face of great troubles, all the way up to armageddon-in-progress.
12th Apr '16 11:38:22 AM Wildstar93
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* Shere Khan from ''Film/TheJungleBook2016'' is a firm believer in this. He's even outraged at the idea of adopting a human boy into the jungle.
-->'''Shere Khan''': I can't help but notice there's this strange odor today. What is it, this scent? It's almost like some kind of man-cub. ''[spots Mowgli]''
-->'''Akela''': Mowgli is a member of our pack, Shere Khan!
-->'''Shere Khan''': Mowgli...they've given it a name! When was it we come to adopt man to this jungle?
-->'''Akela''': He's just a cub.
-->'''Shere Khan''': ''[shows his [[GoodScarsEvilScars scars]]]'' Does my face not remind you of what grown man can do? You change your hunting ground for a few years, and everyone forgets how the Law works. Well, let me remind you. A man-cub becomes a man, and man is ''forbidden''!
29th Mar '16 12:10:44 PM ChronoLegion
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* ''Film/ThePurge'' shows that the people of the United States are perfectly fine with a 12-hour period each year, when all crimes are legal, resulting in an annual bloodbath. The nice couple next door might turn on you during the Purge for a perceived slight just because.
11th Mar '16 12:46:57 PM porphyre77
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* On ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', Dr. Kelso expresses the opinion that people are "bastard-coated bastards with bastard filling".

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* On ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', Dr. Kelso Cox expresses the opinion that people are "bastard-coated "Bastards. Bastard-coated bastards with bastard filling".
7th Mar '16 8:20:31 PM WillBGood
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* In "Literature/ArtemisFowl", the narrator as Holly never [[OverlyLongGag misses a chance]] to take a swing at the horrid and disgusting humans, or Mud Men as the fairies call them. The fairies in general have this attitude, and while they don't get called out on it, [[DeconstructedTrope the author seems to be implicitly showing it's an irrational bias.]] The fairies think of humans as a vicious, homogenic group -- whereas some of the various fairy races are genuinely AlwaysChaoticEvil, brutish unintelligent monsters, or terminally arrogant or flighty. They deplore humans for destroying the environment -- which they don't have any need to do themselves because their technology eliminates the problem. And they are disgusted by humans having toilets indoors -- which is just dumb cultural myopia.

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* In "Literature/ArtemisFowl", ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'', the narrator as Holly never [[OverlyLongGag misses a chance]] to take a swing at the horrid and disgusting humans, or Mud Men as the fairies call them. The fairies in general have this attitude, and while they don't get called out on it, [[DeconstructedTrope the author seems to be implicitly showing it's an irrational bias.]] The fairies think of humans as a vicious, homogenic group -- whereas some of the various fairy races are genuinely AlwaysChaoticEvil, brutish unintelligent monsters, or terminally arrogant or flighty. They deplore humans for destroying the environment -- which they don't have any need to do themselves because their technology eliminates the problem. And they are disgusted by humans having toilets indoors -- which is just dumb cultural myopia.
7th Mar '16 11:35:17 AM RAMChYLD
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* In ''The Gameshow'' episode of the Creator/DerrenBrown TV series ''The Experiments'', the audience are encouraged to put on a "Phantom" mask and vote the outcome of the night of a unsuspecting volunteer. Many of them voted negatively to the point where they wished the mark be kidnapped right after putting him though roughing, being overcharged, accused of a shoplifting, and downright thrashing his apartment.

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* In ''The Gameshow'' episode of the Creator/DerrenBrown TV series ''The Experiments'', the audience are encouraged to put on a "Phantom" mask and vote the outcome of the night of a unsuspecting volunteer. Many of them voted negatively to the point where they wished the mark be kidnapped right after putting him though roughing, being overcharged, accused of a shoplifting, getting fired, and downright thrashing his apartment.
7th Mar '16 11:34:49 AM RAMChYLD
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* In ''The Gameshow'' episode of the Creator/DerrenBrown TV series ''The Experiments'', the audience are encouraged to put on a "Phantom" mask and vote the outcome of the night of a unsuspecting volunteer. Many of them voted negatively to the point where they wished the mark be kidnapped right after putting him though roughing, being overcharged, accused of a shoplifting, and downright thrashing his apartment.
26th Feb '16 7:41:39 AM Ramona122003
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*''Manga/DragonBall''
** The origin of the Nameless Namek who would become Kami and Piccolo is that he came from a peaceful and benevolent race, and became corrupted from seeing the worst of humanity over the centuries. When the Nameless Namek wanted to become the new Guardian of the Earth, he separated himself from his evil side and that piece of him became King Piccolo, who went on to terrorize humanity. Yajirobe lampshades that there are some really nasty humans in the world and couldn't blame Piccolo for being corrupted.
** In the early story arcs of the series, most of the focus is on Goku fighting humans who had no problem stealing, killing, and terrorizing their fellow man. The best example being the Red Ribbon Army who [[WouldHurtAChild executed children]] and Commander Red sacrificing his own men just to use the Dragon Balls to [[EvilIsPetty get taller]].
** Kami held this view which is why he didn't want to revive the Dragon Balls after Piccolo killed the Eternal Dragon Shenron. According to him, the humans turned his symbol of hope and courage, the Dragon Balls, into items of greed and murder. He only changes his mind after seeing Goku's selfless nature, despite Goku not being a human. Then again, he could have seen Goku as a representation of humanity since he was raised among them. This especially holds true if he knew [[EnfantTerrible what Goku was before being found by Gohan]].
20th Feb '16 2:57:01 PM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has the trope for the game's backstory. Humans and monsters used to co-exist until humans attacked monsters out of fear after learning that a monster could achieve incredible power if they absorb several human souls. Once the humans won the war, they banished the monsters to a mountain underground and sealed them away with a magic barrier. Since you play as a human character, most of the monsters you meet will either attack you on sight or be very distrusting of you. Depending on your actions, you can either play the trope straight by killing everyone or try to avert it by sparing everyone. In the GoldenEnding, [[spoiler: monsters and humans make peace with each other and the monsters mix within human society fairly quickly, implying that either the humans are trying to make up for the sins of their ancestors or the monsters [[EasilyForgiven were very quick to forgive humans.]]]]
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