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8th Sep '17 10:18:50 PM Rhivana
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* Both Ghiren Zabi of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' and Patrick Zala of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' believe that because of who their factions are (spacenoids - humans born in space - for Zeon and Coordinators - genetically modified humans - for ZAFT), that they are already the better race and that those on Earth (Earthnoids and Naturals respectively) need to be destroyed. Those within Blue Cosmos and Titans and, by extension, the Earth Alliance and the Earth Federation who feel that Naturals and Earthnoids-Earth race are the truly superior ones and that it's the Coordinators and Space that need to be eliminated.
** It's worth noting that Gihren may not really believe this, but is instead using it's propaganda effect to keep Zeon behind him and in the war.
*** It's doubly worth nothing, that his own father [[GodwinsLaw compared him to Adolf Hitler]] and Gihren was rather happy about that label and generally behaved like an unholy union of Adolf Hitler and Hideki Tojo.

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* Both Ghiren Gihren Zabi of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' and Patrick Zala of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' believe that because of who their factions are (spacenoids - humans born in space - for Zeon Zeon, and Coordinators - genetically modified humans - for ZAFT), that they are already the better race and that those on Earth (Earthnoids and Naturals respectively) need to be destroyed. Those within Blue Cosmos and Titans and, by extension, the Earth Alliance and the Earth Federation who feel that Naturals and Earthnoids-Earth race are the truly superior ones and that it's the Spacenoid and Coordinators and Space that need to be eliminated.
eliminated respectively.
** It's worth noting that Gihren may not really believe this, but is instead using it's its propaganda effect to keep Zeon behind him and in the war.
*** It's doubly worth nothing, that his Gihren's own father [[GodwinsLaw compared him to Adolf Hitler]] and Gihren he was [[InsultBackfire rather happy about that label label]] and generally behaved like an unholy union of Adolf Hitler and Hideki Tojo.
8th Sep '17 7:52:50 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.)
** Dremora are an intelligent race of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] who are most commonly found in the service of [[DestroyerDeity Mehrunes Dagon]] as his LegionsOfHell. Dremora believe themselves to be superior to other lesser Daedra, even go so far as to refer to themselves as "The Kyn" ("The People" in the Daedric tongue). Seeing as most lesser Daedra aren't civilized or sentient, they do have a point. However, it is unknown what their view is on the other lesser Daedra that are sentient, such as the Mazken and Aureal, despite interacting with both races to some extent in Battlespire and Morrowind, respectively. [[PunyEarthlings And don't even get them started on mortals]]...

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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.
** Dremora are an intelligent race of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] who are most commonly found in the service of [[DestroyerDeity Mehrunes Dagon]] as his LegionsOfHell. Dremora believe themselves to be superior to other lesser Daedra, even go so far as to refer to themselves as "The Kyn" ("The People" in the Daedric tongue). Seeing as most lesser Daedra aren't civilized or sentient, they do have a point. However, it is unknown what their view is on the other lesser Daedra that are sentient, such as the Mazken and Aureal, despite interacting with both races to some extent in Battlespire ''Battlespire'' and Morrowind, ''Morrowind'', respectively. [[PunyEarthlings And don't even get them started on mortals]]...



*** The [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Thalmor]] are an Altmeri religious extremist faction which takes the aforementioned Altmer beliefs UpToEleven. Following the [[[VideoGames/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion Crisis]], they managed to take over key positions in the government of the re-formed [[AntiHumanAlliance Aldmeri Dominion]] and seek not just Altmeri dominance, but quite possibly ''[[OmnicidalManiac undoing creation itself]]'' in order to, as they believe, return their spirits to a state of pre-creation divinity, free from the limits of mortality.

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*** The [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Thalmor]] are an Altmeri religious extremist faction which takes the aforementioned Altmer beliefs UpToEleven. Following the [[[VideoGames/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion [[VideoGames/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion Crisis]], they managed to take over key positions in the government of the re-formed [[AntiHumanAlliance Aldmeri Dominion]] Dominion and seek not just Altmeri dominance, but quite possibly ''[[OmnicidalManiac undoing creation itself]]'' in order to, as they believe, return their spirits to a state of pre-creation divinity, free from the limits of mortality.
8th Sep '17 7:25:11 AM BeerBaron
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* The Thalmor in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' don't just want to kill everyone who isn't an elf -- they want to remove the ''possibility'' of mankind existing (though partly for reasons that aren't actually to do with elven supremacy. Still, their propaganda proudly trumpets Elven Supremacy).
** On the other side, the Stormcloak uprising believe that humans - particularly Nords, who are big, blond, 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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* The Thalmor in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** 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 just want even bother]] trying to kill everyone who isn't an elf -- bring up the [[HumansAreBastards races of Men]]...) Their religious beliefs state that they want to remove are the ''possibility'' true descendants of mankind existing (though partly for reasons [[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.)
** Dremora are an intelligent race of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] who are most commonly found in the service of [[DestroyerDeity Mehrunes Dagon]] as his LegionsOfHell. Dremora believe themselves to be superior to other lesser Daedra, even go so far as to refer to themselves as "The Kyn" ("The People" in the Daedric tongue). Seeing as most lesser Daedra
aren't actually to civilized or sentient, they do with elven supremacy. Still, have a point. However, it is unknown what their propaganda proudly trumpets Elven Supremacy).
view is on the other lesser Daedra that are sentient, such as the Mazken and Aureal, despite interacting with both races to some extent in Battlespire and Morrowind, respectively. [[PunyEarthlings And don't even get them started on mortals]]...
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'':
*** The [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Thalmor]] are an Altmeri religious extremist faction which takes the aforementioned Altmer beliefs UpToEleven. Following the [[[VideoGames/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion Crisis]], they managed to take over key positions in the government of the re-formed [[AntiHumanAlliance Aldmeri Dominion]] and seek not just Altmeri dominance, but quite possibly ''[[OmnicidalManiac undoing creation itself]]'' in order to, as they believe, return their spirits to a state of pre-creation divinity, free from the limits of mortality.
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On the other side, the Stormcloak uprising believe that humans - particularly Nords, [[HornyVikings Nords]], who are big, blond, 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.
5th Sep '17 7:17:43 PM VulgarBee
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* The Fishmen, most notably of the Arlong Pirates, in ''OnePiece.'' In a world mostly made-up of water, being able to breath on both land AND water, and also just naturally be strong, is admittedly a very positive trait. Doesn't stop the Straw Hats for too long, though.

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* The Fishmen, most notably of the Arlong Pirates, in ''OnePiece.''Manga/OnePiece.'' In a world mostly made-up of water, being able to breath on both land AND water, and also just naturally be strong, is admittedly a very positive trait. Doesn't stop the Straw Hats for too long, though.
9th Jul '17 1:28:31 PM LavonPapillon1
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* The White Martians in ''Series/Supergirl2015'' possess various Gestapo-esq tendencies, mercilessly capturing, torturing and killing as many of the more peaceful Green Martian race. Armek, M'gann’s ex-husband and particularly fanatical member of their race, even admits that they exterminated them out of pride for their own race.
--> '''Armek:''' With the eradication of the vermin, Mars is a paradise. The way it was intended to be. The greens have been silenced… the ones who thought they were better than us. We’re now one pure hive.\\
'''M'gann:''' So who are we gonna kill next? What other species deserves to be obliterated because you decide you're better than them?\\
'''Armek:''' Whichever one we choose.
21st May '17 10:17:16 AM Onlythrice
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* The UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars are ''widely'' based on subjective measures of quality and superiority, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement and that's all we'd like to say on the matter]]; but one thing fans of any platform tend to agree on is that PC gamers are, allegedly, supremacists who look down on people for using consoles, instead of blowing large sums of disposable money on high-end gaming computers. So much so, in fact, that PC gamers are often explicitly referred to tongue-in-cheek as [[GodwinsLaw "the glorious PC gaming Master Race"]], which originated as a [[http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/9/98500/2445038-4694434071-PC_Ga.jpg joke]] from WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation.

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* The UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars are ''widely'' based on subjective measures of quality and superiority, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement and that's all we'd like to say on the matter]]; but one thing fans of any platform tend to agree on is that many PC gamers are, allegedly, are supremacists who look down on people for using consoles, consoles instead of blowing large sums of disposable money income on high-end gaming computers. So much so, in fact, that PC gamers are often explicitly referred to tongue-in-cheek as [[GodwinsLaw "the glorious PC gaming Master Race"]], which originated as a [[http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/9/98500/2445038-4694434071-PC_Ga.jpg joke]] from WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation. These days PC gamers themselves use this title quite often, and whether they're joking or not tends to vary by person.
6th May '17 5:04:29 PM Eagal
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* A variant of this was common in the more tyrannical communist regimes of the 20th century, but with social classes rather than races. Most people harassed and/or interrogated and/or sent to 're-education camps' under Stalin and Mao were well-to-do-farmers, landlords, priests, lawyers, doctors, journalists, managers, clerks, accountants, schoolteachers, university lecturers and researchers, scientists, civil servants, police and military officers - jobs with 'bourgeoisie', 'rightist', 'capitalist', and/or 'feudal' leanings. This was all done in the name of empowering ''the peasantry/proletariat''. This even extended--and extends--to *descendants* of people from the wrong social classes, regardless of their own actual jobs. This is quite definitely ''not'' what Marx had in mind, but in the 1960s Maoist China needed targets for the Cultural Revolution and, well, [[PromotedToScapegoat there they were]]...

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* A variant of this was common in the more tyrannical communist regimes of the 20th century, but with social classes rather than races. Most people harassed and/or interrogated and/or sent to 're-education camps' under Stalin and Mao were well-to-do-farmers, landlords, priests, lawyers, doctors, journalists, managers, clerks, accountants, schoolteachers, university lecturers and researchers, scientists, civil servants, police and military officers - jobs with 'bourgeoisie', 'rightist', 'capitalist', and/or 'feudal' leanings. This was all done in the name of empowering ''the peasantry/proletariat''. This even extended--and extends--to *descendants* ''descendants'' of people from the wrong social classes, regardless of their own actual jobs. This is quite definitely ''not'' what Marx had in mind, but in the 1960s Maoist China needed targets for the Cultural Revolution and, well, [[PromotedToScapegoat there they were]]...
26th Mar '17 9:48:16 AM nombretomado
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* More recently, NorthKorea has given up on even pretending to be communist and adopted something which very much resembles race-based fascism, but with a twist. Koreans are the "cleanest race", but they're also child-like and guileless because they's so darn pure. This conveniently explains why they need a strong leader to protect them and why government censorship is necessary to preserve their innate innocence. The Americans and the Japanese are AlwaysChaoticEvil, of course. The Chinese are second best to the Koreans, but still not good enough for race-mixing. North Korean women who get pregnant from Chinese men are forced to have abortions, in order to avoid the "pure" Korean race being defiled.

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* More recently, NorthKorea UsefulNotes/NorthKorea has given up on even pretending to be communist and adopted something which very much resembles race-based fascism, but with a twist. Koreans are the "cleanest race", but they're also child-like and guileless because they's so darn pure. This conveniently explains why they need a strong leader to protect them and why government censorship is necessary to preserve their innate innocence. The Americans and the Japanese are AlwaysChaoticEvil, of course. The Chinese are second best to the Koreans, but still not good enough for race-mixing. North Korean women who get pregnant from Chinese men are forced to have abortions, in order to avoid the "pure" Korean race being defiled.
8th Mar '17 10:08:52 AM HighCrate
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* The LemonyNarrator in ''[[FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed Equestria: A History Revealed]]'' does this often, as she props up her own race of earth ponies above all other pony races.
** Partially subverted in-universe in that as seen by the text, in history and in biology, Earth Ponies are actually presented as slightly inferior, and rather that it seems as though the narrator is just pretty [[BiasSteamroller blind in her bias]].
13th Feb '17 5:17:06 AM TheCuza
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* The Highbreed in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'', believe themselves to be this, arguing they were the first race in the universe (of course, there is most likely no way to prove if they are right or not). This attitude also drives their FreudianExcuse of attempting to wipe out all other life in the universe: they were so obsessed with making themselves "pure" that they ''sterilized'' themselves and are slowly dying out. Their entire plan is just a SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum designed to wipe out every other race so that they can't watch the Highbreed die from their own mistakes.

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* The Highbreed in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'', believe themselves to be this, arguing they were the first race in the universe (of course, there is most likely no way to prove if they are right or not). This attitude also drives their FreudianExcuse of attempting to wipe out all other life in the universe: they were so obsessed with making themselves "pure" that they ''sterilized'' themselves from excessive inbreeding and are slowly dying out. Their entire plan is just a SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum designed to wipe out every other race so that just because they can't watch stand the Highbreed die from their own mistakes.thought of any "inferior" race outliving them.
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