History Main / MasterRace

19th Jan '18 8:15:35 AM BeerBaron
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*** On the other side, the Stormcloak uprising believe that humans - particularly [[HornyVikings Nords]], who are big, blonde, and [[FantasyCounterpartCulture north-western European]] - are the supreme race. In the Stormcloaks' home city, Windhelm, Dark Elves and [[LizardFolk Argonians]] are forced to live in ghettos.

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*** On the other side, the Stormcloak uprising believe that humans - particularly [[HornyVikings Nords]], who are big, blonde, a physically imposing ProudWarriorRace [[CultureChopSuey with Norse and [[FantasyCounterpartCulture north-western European]] Germanic]] influences - are the supreme race. In the Stormcloaks' home city, Windhelm, Dark Elves Dunmer (Dark Elves) and [[LizardFolk Argonians]] are forced to live in ghettos.
19th Jan '18 8:12:38 AM BeerBaron
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** This is a racial belief of the [[OurElvesAreBetter Altmer (High Elves)]]. While they are indeed responsible for much of Tamriel's [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas art, science, philosophy, language, and religion]], and ([[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch while there are exceptions]]) they [[CulturalPosturing have no issue letting the other races know]] just how superior they believe they are. They are the direct descendants of the [[{{Precursors}} Aldmer]] and consider the other races of Mer as [[TheSocialDarwinist a result of "degeneration" over the ages]]. (And [[FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence don't even bother]] trying to bring up the [[HumansAreBastards races of Men]]...) Their religious beliefs state that they are the true descendants of [[OurGodsAreDifferent the Aedra]], and actively try to breed themselves back into their ideal, including killing undesirable progeny. (They believe that doing so releases the spirit so that it has a chance to be [[{{Reincarnation}} reincarnated]] in a better form.) Thrice in history they've formed and led the Aldmeri Dominion, an AntiHumanAlliance to oppose the expansion of the various Cyrodiilic Empires of the races of Men. It took [[TheConqueror Tiber]] [[GodEmperor Septim]] using the Numidium, a [[RealityWarper Reality Warping]] HumongousMecha of [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]] design, to bring the Altmer under the dominion of men for the first (and to date, only) time in history.

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** This is a racial belief of the [[OurElvesAreBetter Altmer (High Elves)]]. While they are indeed responsible for much of Tamriel's [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas art, science, philosophy, language, and religion]], and ([[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch while there are exceptions]]) they [[CulturalPosturing have no issue letting the other races know]] just how superior they believe they are. They are the direct descendants of the [[{{Precursors}} Aldmer]] and consider the other races of Mer as [[TheSocialDarwinist a result of "degeneration" over the ages]]. (And [[FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence don't even bother]] trying to bring up the [[HumansAreBastards races of Men]]...) Their religious beliefs state that they are the true descendants of [[OurGodsAreDifferent the Aedra]], and actively try to breed themselves back into their ideal, including including, according to some sources, killing undesirable progeny. (They believe that doing so releases the spirit so that it has a chance to be [[{{Reincarnation}} reincarnated]] in a better form.) Thrice in history they've formed and led the Aldmeri Dominion, an AntiHumanAlliance to oppose the expansion of the various Cyrodiilic Empires of the races of Men. It took [[TheConqueror Tiber]] [[GodEmperor Septim]] using the Numidium, a [[RealityWarper Reality Warping]] HumongousMecha of [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]] design, to bring the Altmer under the dominion of men by force for the first (and to date, only) time in history.
10th Jan '18 7:03:23 PM NogaiKhan
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*** The term "Aryan" in fact originates from the UsefulNotes/{{India}}n and UsefulNotes/{{Iran}}ian cultures ("Aryan" is a popular male name in the Indian subcontinent and Iranian plateau). Linguists used the term to refer to the Indo-Iranian languages (a branch of the Indo-European languages), before white supremacists began applying the term to all Indo-European peoples and assumed the original Aryans to be white. In Nazi Germany, this led to the "Gypsy Question" since the Roma ("Gypsies") originated from the "Aryans" of India, but they were still killed in UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust for lacking the "racial purity" of white Germans. The Finns and Japanese were declared "Honorary Aryans" and Nazi party ideologues went to great pains to explain this label.

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*** The term "Aryan" in fact originates from the UsefulNotes/{{India}}n and UsefulNotes/{{Iran}}ian cultures ("Aryan" is a popular male name in the Indian subcontinent and Iranian plateau). Linguists used the term to refer to the Indo-Iranian languages (a branch of the Indo-European languages), before white supremacists began applying the term to all Indo-European peoples and assumed the original Aryans to be white. In Nazi Germany, this led to the "Gypsy Question" since the Roma ("Gypsies") originated from the "Aryans" of India, but they were still killed in UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust for lacking the "racial purity" of white Nordic Germans. The Finns and Japanese (the former were thought to be of a race called 'Inner Asiatics' like the Tatars and some Mongols, and therefore not Europeans) were declared "Honorary Aryans" and Nazi party ideologues went to great pains to explain this label.label.
** Averted ([[FairForItsDay to a relative extent]]) with Italian Fascist leader UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini, who in addition to being nowhere near the anti-Slav and antisemite that Hitler was (many prominent Italian fascists were Jews), wanted to unify his country and and stamp out what he saw as a "Nordic inferiority complex" among the Italian people. Contemporary racial theory held that Italy was mostly of the so-called Mediterranean race, with some Alpines and Nordics in the north, and that Northern Italians therefore qualified as racially distinct from central/southern Italians; Hitler himself called Mussolini (from Emilia-Romagna, in the north) a fabulous example of the Alpine race while also saying that the ruling class of Rome, originally Nordic, denigrated itself by mixing with the Mediterranean masses. This really annoyed Mussolini, who very much wanted the perception that the people of Italy were of separate races to disappear, which prompted Hitler and various northern Italian fascists to downplay this part of their propaganda, eventually characterizing Mediterraneans as sharing a close link with Nordics.
10th Jan '18 6:54:34 PM NogaiKhan
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** Nazis, while the TropeNamer, did not have a real concept of "white" (they felt most non-Nordic Europeans to be almost as inferior as blacks), so there were non-Europeans who they considered Aryan ("Aryan" being an umbrella grouping which included the aforementioned Nordics). These included East Asians (referred to as ''Culture Preservers'', and the Nazis were particularly fond of the Japanese's perfectionist ideals of [[HonorBeforeReason Bushido]]), Iranians and Indian brahmins (natch), Tibetans (according to Theosophy, the Aryan homeland), and the Sioux (due to Hitler's love of Creator/KarlMay novels). Only the Sioux were really hostile to the "Aryan" label, because it challenged ''their'' mythic phylogeny. Not that the Nazis cared what the actual definition of "Aryan" was (tip: the actual Aryans don't include anyone north or west of Iraq).

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** Nazis, while the TropeNamer, did not have a real concept of "white" (they felt most non-Nordic East Baltic Europeans to be almost as inferior as blacks), blacks, and no Europeans to be truly equal to the Nordics), so there were non-Europeans who they considered Aryan ("Aryan" being an umbrella grouping which included the aforementioned Nordics). These included East Asians (referred to as ''Culture Preservers'', and the Nazis were particularly fond of the Japanese's perfectionist ideals of [[HonorBeforeReason Bushido]]), Iranians and Indian brahmins (natch), Tibetans (according to Theosophy, the Aryan homeland), and the Sioux (due to Hitler's love of Creator/KarlMay novels). Only the Sioux were really hostile to the "Aryan" label, because it challenged ''their'' mythic phylogeny. Not that the Nazis cared what the actual definition of "Aryan" was (tip: the actual Aryans don't include anyone north or west of Iraq).
9th Jan '18 7:28:48 PM NogaiKhan
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** Note that the Nazis did not believe ''all'' Germans were Nordic, and that some were Alpine or even partly East Baltic instead; Gunther and Hitler both framed this as an issue to correct via selective breeding. As for the 'Nordic race', the Nazis defined it physically as: "tall stature (average 1.74 meters), long-headed, narrow-faced, with prominent chin; narrow nose with high bridge; soft, smooth or wavy light hair; deep-sunk light eyes; rosy-white skin."
8th Jan '18 9:27:04 PM NogaiKhan
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* Most infamously, this was the whole basis of Nazi (TropeNamer) and white supremacist ideology, and racial supremacist ideology in general.
** They believed that Nordic Europeans were superior to everyone else...and then claimed Ancient Greece and Rome as [[CriticalResearchFailure "Nordic"]].

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* Most infamously, this was the whole basis of Nazi (TropeNamer) and white supremacist Nordicist ideology, and racial supremacist ideology in general.
** They believed that Nordic Europeans Nordics (northern Europeans) were superior to everyone else...else, including the other four European races, defined as "Alpine" (most Western/Central Europeans, e.g. most French, most Austrians, Slovaks, Czechs, northern Italians), "Mediterranean" (most Southern Europeans, e.g. Greeks, central/southern Italians, Spaniards, Portuguese, southern French), "Dinaric" (most Balkanites, e.g. Croats, Albanians, Bosniaks), and then East Baltic (most Eastern Europeans, e.g. Russians, Belarusians, Poles, Ukrainians). They also claimed Ancient Greece and Rome as being ruled by [[CriticalResearchFailure "Nordic"]]. "Nordic" nobles]] based on the fact that (supposedly) some of their leaders had light eyes and hair. They did the same to the Chinese, the Scythians, the Mongols, the Phoenicians, and the old Turks, and several others. One particularly amusing tidbit from Hans Gunthers' "The Races of European History" (favorite race-science book of Adolf Hitler) argues that Genghis Khan ''must'' have been a Nordic man ruling over inferior 'Eastern Asiatics', because of [[CircularReasoning "the very un-Asiatic behavior of the leaders of Mongolian and Turkish tribes, who led their tribesmen on far journeys of conquest, a distinctly Nordic thought process."]]



** Nazis, while the TropeNamer, did have a few peoples we don't consider "white" who they considered Aryans. These included East Asians (referred to as ''Culture Preservers'', and the Nazis were particularly fond of the Japanese's perfectionist ideals of [[HonorBeforeReason Bushido]]), Iranians and Indian brahmins (natch), Tibetans (according to Theosophy, the Aryan homeland), and the Sioux (due to Hitler's love of Creator/KarlMay novels). Only the Sioux were really hostile to the "Aryan" label, because it challenged ''their'' mythic phylogeny. Not that the Nazis cared what the actual definition of "Aryan" was (tip: the actual Aryans don't include anyone north or west of Iraq).

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** Nazis, while the TropeNamer, did not have a few peoples we don't consider real concept of "white" (they felt most non-Nordic Europeans to be almost as inferior as blacks), so there were non-Europeans who they considered Aryans.Aryan ("Aryan" being an umbrella grouping which included the aforementioned Nordics). These included East Asians (referred to as ''Culture Preservers'', and the Nazis were particularly fond of the Japanese's perfectionist ideals of [[HonorBeforeReason Bushido]]), Iranians and Indian brahmins (natch), Tibetans (according to Theosophy, the Aryan homeland), and the Sioux (due to Hitler's love of Creator/KarlMay novels). Only the Sioux were really hostile to the "Aryan" label, because it challenged ''their'' mythic phylogeny. Not that the Nazis cared what the actual definition of "Aryan" was (tip: the actual Aryans don't include anyone north or west of Iraq).
27th Dec '17 10:43:06 AM Linda58
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* Some factions of [[ComicBook/XMen Mutants]] believe they are a superior breed of humans and came up with the name ''homo sapiens superior'' to describe themselves. Magneto was one of the strongest proponents of this idea, though he has moved past it after realizing his actions ultimately hurt mutantkind instead of saving it.

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* Some factions of [[ComicBook/XMen Mutants]] believe they are a superior breed of humans and came up with the name ''homo sapiens superior'' to describe themselves. Magneto was one of the strongest proponents of this idea, though he has moved past it after realizing his actions ultimately hurt mutantkind instead of saving it. The fact that he, a Holocaust survivor, was spouting the same rhetoric as the Nazis probably helped.
1st Dec '17 11:09:30 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Some factions of [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Mutants]] believe they are a superior breed of humans and came up with the name ''homo sapiens superior'' to describe themselves. Magneto was one of the strongest proponents of this idea, though he has moved past it after realizing his actions ultimately hurt mutantkind instead of saving it.

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* Some factions of [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen Mutants]] believe they are a superior breed of humans and came up with the name ''homo sapiens superior'' to describe themselves. Magneto was one of the strongest proponents of this idea, though he has moved past it after realizing his actions ultimately hurt mutantkind instead of saving it.
30th Nov '17 3:02:15 PM hubakon1368
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* ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn'': The [[MarySue winged unicorns]] of [[MarySuetopia Unicornicopia]] and their [[GodModeSue "god"]] known as Grand Ruler are seen as this. They themselves have no problem to call others out, on how inferior they are to them, because they live on the ground alone.

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* ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn'': ''Fanfic/MyBravePonyStarfleetMagic'': The [[MarySue winged unicorns]] of [[MarySuetopia Unicornicopia]] and their [[GodModeSue "god"]] known as Grand Ruler are seen as this. They themselves have no problem to call others out, on how inferior they are to them, because they live on the ground alone.
15th Nov '17 4:59:54 PM Tahaneira
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* ''VideoGame/EndlessSpace'' and its [[VideoGame/EndlessSpace2 sort-of sequel]] takes this to another level with the Horatio, which is an entire race cloned from a single person. Horatio the First, brilliant and [[MadScientist more than slightly insane]], was mistreated for his [[MyBrainisBig deformity]] until he came to believe that he was the most perfect being in the universe. Then he found an [[{{Precursors}} Endless]] cloning facility and decided to spread '[[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide perfection]]' throughout the galaxy.
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