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20th Apr '18 4:54:44 PM Nintendoman01
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'''Prof. Mendoza'': Yeah, I guess you were never ''royally'' trained in ''listening''.

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'''Prof. Mendoza'': Mendoza''': Yeah, I guess you were never ''royally'' trained in ''listening''.
18th Mar '18 1:00:44 PM theLibrarian
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** The Tau are in many ways the early Imperium's modern-day successors when it comes to this. Due to their lack of warp connection, they have no understanding of how much of a ScienceFantasy setting ''Warhammer 40,000'' actually is, meaning that for any weird phenomena the Tau will have an explanation that is scientific, logical, and wrong. Luckily for them the lack of warp connection helps with this; it makes them resistant to the more subtle corrupting effects, so to them Daemons are just yet another hostile alien race.

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** The Tau are in many ways the early Imperium's modern-day successors when it comes to this. Due to their lack of warp connection, they have no understanding of how much of a ScienceFantasy setting ''Warhammer 40,000'' actually is, meaning that for any weird phenomena the Tau will have an explanation that is scientific, logical, and wrong. Luckily for them the lack of warp connection helps with this; it makes them resistant to the more subtle corrupting effects, so to them Daemons are just yet another hostile alien race.'
*** This even extends to their ''material'' thinking, believing that every alien race they encounter (including the perpetually violent Orks and the Necrons, who want to either kill everyone or reclaim their Empire's place in the galaxy) will decide that the Greater Good is the right way to go. They also have no real idea about the ''true'' size of the Imperium, and thinking during the Damocles Crusade that they had killed the "King" of the Space Marines when they managed to kill the Raven Guard's Chapter Master and expected the rest to surrender.
10th Mar '18 5:49:54 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* In ‘’Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything’’, the people of planet Krikkit are entirely surrounded by a dust cloud that obscures the rest of the Universe from view. Therefore, they have never thought “We are alone in the Universe,” because they don’t know any other way to be. When they see that there is a Universe from a spaceship [[spoiler:that they were motivated to build by the supercomputer Hactar]], their reaction? “[[OmnicidalManiac It’ll have to go]].”

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* In ‘’Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything’’, ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything'', the people of planet Krikkit are entirely surrounded by a dust cloud that obscures the rest of the Universe from view. Therefore, they have never thought “We are alone in the Universe,” because they don’t know any other way to be. When they see that there is a Universe from a spaceship [[spoiler:that they were motivated to build by the supercomputer Hactar]], their reaction? “[[OmnicidalManiac It’ll have to go]].
* The ''Literature/EndersGame'' universe contains basically the same scenario, but worse. The aliens were assumed to be AlwaysChaoticEvil since they slaughtered all of the humans left alive when they captured their ships; it later turned out that they were a HiveMind, and assumed humanity was the same way. They thought they were just cutting off communications.



* The ''TabletopGame/EndersGame'' universe contains basically the same scenario, but worse. The aliens were assumed to be AlwaysChaoticEvil since they slaughtered all of the humans left alive when they captured their ships; it later turned out that they were a HiveMind, and assumed humanity was the same way. They thought they were just cutting off communications.
29th Jan '18 7:54:05 PM CheeseDogX
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** Another episode had the crew encounter photonic (light-based) lifeforms, who appear on the holodeck and assume it is all real. They dismiss the regular crew members since they think it's impossible to life to form from matter. The only person they treat as an actual person is the holographic Doctor.

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** Another episode had the crew encounter photonic (light-based) lifeforms, who appear on the holodeck and assume it is all real. They dismiss the regular crew members since they think it's impossible to for sentient life to form from matter. The only person they treat as an actual person is the holographic Doctor.
29th Jan '18 7:53:20 PM CheeseDogX
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** Another episode had the crew encounter photonic (light-based) lifeforms, who appear on the holodeck and assume it is all real. They dismiss the regular crew members since they think it's impossible to life to form from matter. The only person they treat as an actual person is the holographic Doctor.
25th Dec '17 9:18:07 AM TheIllusiveMonster
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* In “Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything”, the people of planet Krikkit are entirely surrounded by a dust cloud that obscures the rest of the Universe from view. Therefore, they have never thought “We are alone in the Universe,” because they don’t know any other way to be. When they see that there is a Universe from a spaceship [[spoiler:that they were motivated to build by the supercomputer Hactar]], their reaction? “[[OmnicidalManiac It’ll have to go]].”

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* In “Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything”, ‘’Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything’’, the people of planet Krikkit are entirely surrounded by a dust cloud that obscures the rest of the Universe from view. Therefore, they have never thought “We are alone in the Universe,” because they don’t know any other way to be. When they see that there is a Universe from a spaceship [[spoiler:that they were motivated to build by the supercomputer Hactar]], their reaction? “[[OmnicidalManiac It’ll have to go]].”
25th Dec '17 9:09:47 AM TheIllusiveMonster
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* In [[Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything Life, the Universe and Everything]], the people of planet Krikkit are entirely surrounded by a dust cloud that obscures the rest of the Universe from view. Therefore, they have never thought “We are alone in the Universe,” because they don’t know any other way to be. When they see that there is a Universe from a spaceship [[spoiler:that they were motivated to build by the supercomputer Hactar]], their reaction? “[[OmnicidalManiac It’ll have to go]].”

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* In [[Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything Life, the Universe and Everything]], “Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything”, the people of planet Krikkit are entirely surrounded by a dust cloud that obscures the rest of the Universe from view. Therefore, they have never thought “We are alone in the Universe,” because they don’t know any other way to be. When they see that there is a Universe from a spaceship [[spoiler:that they were motivated to build by the supercomputer Hactar]], their reaction? “[[OmnicidalManiac It’ll have to go]].”
25th Dec '17 9:07:37 AM TheIllusiveMonster
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* In the ''Fanfic/TriptychContinuum'', this is the recurring problem faced by the Cutie Mark Crusaders. Driven to acquire their Cutie Marks, they insist on following what they feel is a sure-fire way of getting their marks, but in actuality is closing them off from the ''actual'' method of doing so. What's worse is that other ponies have tried to call them on their mistake, but the Crusaders ignore such attempts.

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* In the ''Fanfic/TriptychContinuum'', this is the recurring problem faced by the Cutie Mark Crusaders. Driven to acquire their Cutie Marks, they insist on following what they feel is a sure-fire way of getting their marks, but in actuality this is closing them off from the ''actual'' method of doing so. What's worse is that other ponies have tried to call them on their mistake, but the Crusaders ignore such attempts.


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* In [[Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything Life, the Universe and Everything]], the people of planet Krikkit are entirely surrounded by a dust cloud that obscures the rest of the Universe from view. Therefore, they have never thought “We are alone in the Universe,” because they don’t know any other way to be. When they see that there is a Universe from a spaceship [[spoiler:that they were motivated to build by the supercomputer Hactar]], their reaction? “[[OmnicidalManiac It’ll have to go]].”
1st Dec '17 9:11:27 PM XelrogT.Apocalypse
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* Neji Hyuuga of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' shows signs of this. He has a very strong belief in the inevitability of fate, the futility of fighting against it, and his own position as the most powerful genin in, well, the world it seems. The fact that he's preaching to ''[[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan Naruto]]'' of all people about bearing a burden he never asked for or deserved just proves how little he really understands about life outside of his clan's wealthy compound.
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', before Aizen, Gin, and Tosen arrived and usurped his throne, Baraggan believed that he had permanently conquered Hueco Mundo; no other place was worth the trouble and no one was stronger than him. Then, suddenly, he moves down in the world.


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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', before Aizen, Gin, and Tosen arrived and usurped his throne, Baraggan believed that he had permanently conquered Hueco Mundo; no other place was worth the trouble and no one was stronger than him. Then, suddenly, he moves down in the world.
* In ''Manga/DragonBall'' and ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' Mr. Satan is a prime example upon his introduction. A former champion of sport combat, he achieved the title of World Martial Arts Champion in a tournament that none of the main characters participated in, and is thus completely ignorant of the level of power they or the villains they face fight on. He makes a foolish habit of challenging fighters who far, far outclass him on the assumption that he is the strongest in the world by virtue of his title as champion, usually to comedic effect.
* Neji Hyuuga of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' shows signs of this. He has a very strong belief in the inevitability of fate, the futility of fighting against it, and his own position as the most powerful genin in, well, the world it seems. The fact that he's preaching to ''[[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan Naruto]]'' of all people about bearing a burden he never asked for or deserved just proves how little he really understands about life outside of his clan's wealthy compound.
2nd Oct '17 3:32:09 AM LinTaylor
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** Cirno only claims to be the strongest fairy in Gensokyo. While this is [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative technically true]], most fairies are CannonFodder that the player character defeats by the truckload, so this isn't saying much.

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** Cirno only claims to be the strongest fairy in Gensokyo. While this is [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative technically true]], most fairies are CannonFodder that the player character defeats by the truckload, so this isn't saying much. Likewise, she's intelligent by fairy standards...but all that really means is she's literate.
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