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30th Jul '17 9:27:42 PM SkidTroper
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* The Interim Coalition of Governance (the ruling government of humanity) from ''Literature/XeeleeSequence'' is this UpToEleven. They have a level of DarkerAndEdgier that could give 1984 a run for its money and surpasses [[TabletopGames/Warhammer40K Warhammer 40K]]; they outdid the franchise that inspired the term "Grimdark"! One of their worse atrocities is [[spoiler: [[WouldHurtAChild they spent the lives]] of ''[[WeHaveReserves trillions]]'' of [[ChildSoldier child soldiers]] in a gamble to [[FinalSolution get rid of the Xeelee from their Galaxy]] and become the dominant lifeforms in the entire Universe.]] They are so [[AbsoluteXenophobe xenocidal]] they have exterminated many aliens for getting in their way and reduced those who surrendered to a [[FateWorseThanDeath fate worse then death]]. They commit countless atrocities not because of GodzillaThreshold or DirtyBusiness, they commit them [[spoiler: just so [[SoreLoser they can fill the wound made in their shattered egos made during the occupation from the Qax]].]] They are hypocrites and liars who turned the societies under their rule into a totalitarian CrapsackWorld to [[spoiler: make their [[ThePowerOfHate people suffer and channel their suffering and hate]] towards the [[TheFarmerAndTheViper Xeelee, who are trying to save them from the Photino Birds]].]] When the Coalition finally [[spoiler: drove the Xeelee out of the Milky Way]], [[spoiler: [[EvilVsEvil they immediately fell into civil war]] before [[HistoryRepeats being unified by another tyrannical regime]] which also quickly collapsed]].

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* The Interim Coalition of Governance (the ruling government of humanity) from ''Literature/XeeleeSequence'' is this UpToEleven. They're like [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Oceania]], but with better technology and on an interstellar scale. They have a level of DarkerAndEdgier that could give 1984 a run for its money and surpasses would make [[TabletopGames/Warhammer40K Warhammer 40K]]; they outdid the franchise that inspired the term "Grimdark"! Imperium]] recoil in disgust. One of their worse atrocities is [[spoiler: [[WouldHurtAChild they spent the lives]] of ''[[WeHaveReserves trillions]]'' of [[ChildSoldier child soldiers]] in a gamble to [[FinalSolution get rid of the Xeelee from their Galaxy]] and become the dominant lifeforms in the entire Universe.]] They are so [[AbsoluteXenophobe xenocidal]] they have exterminated many aliens for getting in their way and reduced those who surrendered to a [[FateWorseThanDeath fate worse then death]]. They commit countless atrocities not because of GodzillaThreshold or DirtyBusiness, they commit them [[spoiler: just so [[SoreLoser they can fill the wound made in their shattered egos made during the occupation from the Qax]].]] They are hypocrites and liars who turned the societies under their rule into a totalitarian CrapsackWorld to [[spoiler: make their [[ThePowerOfHate people suffer and channel their suffering and hate]] towards the [[TheFarmerAndTheViper Xeelee, who are trying to save them from the Photino Birds]].]] When the Coalition finally [[spoiler: drove the Xeelee out of the Milky Way]], [[spoiler: [[EvilVsEvil they immediately fell into civil war]] before [[HistoryRepeats being unified by another tyrannical regime]] which also quickly collapsed]].
9th Jul '17 12:20:35 AM superkeijikun
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Castlevania}}'', Dracula was a reclusive vampire lord and not a big fan of humans until he met and fell in love with Lisa, a medicine woman who sought out the scientific knowledge he had in his castle. After she was burned at the stake as a witch, however, Dracula snaps and decides that, because no one tried to save her, humanity was deserving of nothing less than wholesale genocide.
5th Jul '17 7:29:50 AM Piterpicher
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* PearlJam's "Do the Evolution" is a sarcastic "HumanityIsSuperior" chant, which received a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDaOgu2CQtI music video]] that translates perfectly how HumansAdvanceSwiftly by being bastards to themselves and everything else on Earth.

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* PearlJam's Music/PearlJam's "Do the Evolution" is a sarcastic "HumanityIsSuperior" chant, which received a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDaOgu2CQtI music video]] that translates perfectly how HumansAdvanceSwiftly by being bastards to themselves and everything else on Earth.
2nd Jul '17 12:36:34 AM Doug86
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* Every single character in CormacMcCarthy's ''Literature/BloodMeridian'', even the hero is a multiple murderer who later on carries a necklace of ears around his neck. The only possible exception is [[spoiler: The Judge, as though he's the worst of the bunch, there's a suggestion he's not human.]]

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* Every single character in CormacMcCarthy's Creator/CormacMcCarthy's ''Literature/BloodMeridian'', even the hero is a multiple murderer who later on carries a necklace of ears around his neck. The only possible exception is [[spoiler: The Judge, as though he's the worst of the bunch, there's a suggestion he's not human.]]
30th Jun '17 1:17:21 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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For settings where only humans are bastards, while other sapient species are morally superior, see HumansAreTheRealMonsters.

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For settings where only humans are bastards, while depicted as bastards compared to other sapient species are morally superior, species, see HumansAreTheRealMonsters.
17th Jun '17 10:03:26 PM TheNerevarine
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* An important plot point in ''Film/WonderWoman2017'', where the titular heroine witnesses first hand [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI one of the most destructive conflicts in human history]] and ends up loosing hope in mankind. She was initially under the belief that men were under the influence of [[WarGod Ares]] and pitted to fight against each other. [[spoiler:Turns out he merely suggests them new ways to kill each other from the shadows, rather than forcing them to do anything. The fact that even after being killed by Diana and bringing [=WWI=] to an end, other even more terrible conflicts such as World War II and the countless Cold War proxy fights would follow and he wouldn't be alive to influence proves him right that humanity doesn't need outside forces to kill each other.]]

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* An important plot point in ''Film/WonderWoman2017'', where the titular heroine witnesses first hand [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI one of the most destructive conflicts in human history]] and ends up loosing hope in mankind. She was initially under the belief that men were under the influence of [[WarGod Ares]] and pitted to fight against each other. [[spoiler:Turns out he merely suggests them new ways to kill each other from the shadows, rather than forcing them to do anything. The fact that even after being killed by Diana and bringing [=WWI=] to an end, other even more terrible conflicts such as World War II and the countless Cold War proxy fights would follow and he wouldn't be alive to influence proves ends up proving him right that humanity doesn't need can perfectly wage war without outside forces to kill each other.forces.]]
17th Jun '17 6:35:08 PM TheNerevarine
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* An important plot point in ''Film/WonderWoman2017'', where the titular heroine witnesses first hand [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI one of the most destructive conflicts in human history]] and ends up loosing hope in mankind. She was initially under the belief that men were under the influence of [[WarGod Ares]] and pitted to fight against each other. [[spoiler:Turns out he merely suggests them new ways to kill each other from the shadows, rather than forcing them to do anything. The fact that even after being killed by Diana and bringing [=WWI=] to an end, other even more terrible conflicts such as World War II and the countless Cold War proxy fights would follow and he wouldn't be alive to influence proves him right that humanity doesn't need outside forces to kill each other.]]
1st Jun '17 7:40:19 PM jormis29
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* This is a recurring motif for George A. Romero's zombie films, all the way from the original ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968''. It's argued that, from at least ''Film/LandOfTheDead'' on, it's actually ''hurt'' Romero's story-telling, as he keeps rehashing/hammering in the same old message.

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* This is a recurring motif for George A. Romero's Creator/GeorgeARomero's zombie films, all the way from the original ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968''. It's argued that, from at least ''Film/LandOfTheDead'' on, it's actually ''hurt'' Romero's story-telling, as he keeps rehashing/hammering in the same old message.
30th May '17 12:14:45 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', the [[OurElvesAreBetter races of Mer (Elves)]], ''especially'' the Altmer (High Elves), believe this about the races of Men. They see Men as having [[WeAreAsMayflies pitifully short lives]] filled with [[HumansAreWarriors violence and savagery]] who disrupt everything the elves try to achieve. According to Altmeri religious beliefs, the creation of Mundus (the mortal world) was seen as an act of malevolence as it forced them to experience mortal suffering, loss, and death while removing their spirits from a place of pre-creation divinity. While most are content to toil in this mortal "prison" with "more limitations than not," some extremists, like the [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Thalmor]], actively seek to ''[[OmnicidalManiac undo creation]]'' to return to that state of pre-creation divinity. However, they believe that not just the ''existence'' of mankind, but the existence of the ''possibility'' of mankind [[FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence keeps them trapped in Mundus]]. (According to their beliefs, mankind were made up from the "weakest souls" by the [[GodIsDead "dead" creator god Lorkhan]] to spread Sithis (chaos) "into every corner," ensuring that there could never again be the "stasis" of pre-creation.)
29th May '17 5:27:25 PM cwf123
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--> '''David''': Think of all those men out there, in their uniforms! Barking and swallowing orders! Inflicting their petty rule over the entire globe! Think of all the harm they've done! To you! To me! To humanity! And know this, that we can make them, and their flags and their anthems and their governments dissappear! In a flash! You and me!

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--> '''David''': Think of about all those men out there, in their uniforms! Barking and swallowing orders! Inflicting their petty rule over the entire globe! Think of all the harm they've done! To you! To me! To humanity! And know this, that we can make them, and their flags and their anthems and their governments dissappear! In a flash! You and me!
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