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27th May '18 6:42:58 PM azbyc15243
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* Despite their nation only dating back to the colonization of Mars some three decades back, the people of the [[TheEmpire Vers Empire]] in ''Anime/AldnoahZero'' see themselves as superior to Earth's "Old Humanity". According to Martian doctrine, the immensely powerful LostTechnology, [[AppliedPhlebotinum Aldnoah]], that they discovered on their planet is a sign of the gods' favor. Meanwhile, Terrans are disdained and viewed as unworthy of the bountiful planet they inhabit. (Mars' agriculture being unable to fully support its population, Earth's plentiful resources are a cause of serious resentment.) This attitude was heavily encouraged by the Martian leaders, who finally used it to start an {{Inverted}} [[TheWarOfEarthlyAggression War of Earthly Aggression]] with the goal of conquering the planet.



* Alesiter Crowley of ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' believes that Espers are the better race than normal humans and that normal humans need to be destroyed.



* Despite their nation only dating back to the colonization of Mars some three decades back, the people of the [[TheEmpire Vers Empire]] in ''Anime/AldnoahZero'' see themselves as superior to Earth's "Old Humanity". According to Martian doctrine, the immensely powerful LostTechnology, [[AppliedPhlebotinum Aldnoah]], that they discovered on their planet is a sign of the gods' favor. Meanwhile, Terrans are disdained and viewed as unworthy of the bountiful planet they inhabit. (Mars' agriculture being unable to fully support its population, Earth's plentiful resources are a cause of serious resentment.) This attitude was heavily encouraged by the Martian leaders, who finally used it to start an {{Inverted}} [[TheWarOfEarthlyAggression War of Earthly Aggression]] with the goal of conquering the planet.



* ''Literature/TheDeathGateCycle'''s [[TheEmpire Tribus Elves]] run a despotic empire where the lesser races are enslaved.



* The Wasp-kinden from ''Literature/ShadowsOfTheApt'' are hardly shy about declaring their supposed superiority, and the Empire they control is a militaristic powerhouse bent on conquering the rest of the known world. Non-Wasps are referred to as "Auxillians", and though it's theoretically possible for them to rise to positions of power, most are little better than slaves (one Auxillian, Drephos, reached the rank of colonel, but only because he was an indispensable mechanical genius the high-ups wanted to keep loyal, and even so most Wasps found "Colonel-Auxillian" an absurd title).



* The Wasp-kinden from ''Literature/ShadowsOfTheApt'' are hardly shy about declaring their supposed superiority, and the Empire they control is a militaristic powerhouse bent on conquering the rest of the known world. Non-Wasps are referred to as "Auxillians", and though it's theoretically possible for them to rise to positions of power, most are little better than slaves (one Auxillian, Drephos, reached the rank of colonel, but only because he was an indispensable mechanical genius the high-ups wanted to keep loyal, and even so most Wasps found "Colonel-Auxillian" an absurd title).
* ''Literature/TheDeathGateCycle'''s [[TheEmpire Tribus Elves]] run a despotic empire where the lesser races are enslaved.



* In ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', the Clans society revolves around the belief that vat born Trueborns are superior to natural born Freeborns. However Clan warfare is often limited by honor based combat called zellbrigen, the few resource used in battle, the greater the honor. This limited their success in their invasion of Inner Sphere, they have conquered hundreds of worlds due to their technological superiority, but lacked the numbers and resources to push further into Terra. They Successor States later gain the edge against the Clans by reverse engineering captured Clan tech, and superior numbers.



* In ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'', the Daksha legacy is built on a philosophical foundation that melds the viewpoint of "Mages are the MasterRace" with the viewpoint that [[TheMagocracy Mages therefor should be running the world]]. Their legacy even transforms them into {{ambiguous gender}}ed {{hermaphrodite}} {{genderbender}}s, with third eyes in the backs of their heads that can read the AkashicRecords, to further prove their "point" about being superior to ordinary humans. Other Mages consider them ''very'' creepy, and would do even if they weren't working with the [[FantasticRacism Jnanamukti legacy]], who want to basically destroy all Sleeper civilization and technology in hopes of restoring Mages to their former power.



* In ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'', the Daksha legacy is built on a philosophical foundation that melds the viewpoint of "Mages are the MasterRace" with the viewpoint that [[TheMagocracy Mages therefor should be running the world]]. Their legacy even transforms them into {{ambiguous gender}}ed {{hermaphrodite}} {{genderbender}}s, with third eyes in the backs of their heads that can read the AkashicRecords, to further prove their "point" about being superior to ordinary humans. Other Mages consider them ''very'' creepy, and would do even if they weren't working with the [[FantasticRacism Jnanamukti legacy]], who want to basically destroy all Sleeper civilization and technology in hopes of restoring Mages to their former power.
* In ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', the Clans society revolves around the belief that vat born Trueborns are superior to natural born Freeborns. However Clan warfare is often limited by honor based combat called zellbrigen, the few resource used in battle, the greater the honor. This limited their success in their invasion of Inner Sphere, they have conquered hundreds of worlds due to their technological superiority, but lacked the numbers and resources to push further into Terra. They Successor States later gain the edge against the Clans by reverse engineering captured Clan tech, and superior numbers.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'' episode "Baby, It's Cold Outside", King Charlatan declared penguins were the superior race and attempted to exterminate all others by triggering an EndlessWinter.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'' episode "Baby, It's Cold Outside", King Charlatan declared penguins were the superior race and attempted to exterminate all others by triggering an EndlessWinter.
23rd May '18 7:22:54 AM TheNerevarine
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* ''ComicBook/AmericanVampire'': The Carpathian bloodline founded by {{Dracula}} considers themselves superior to not just humans, but other vampires species, having carried out a [[ANaziByAnyOtherName genocide against them during the 1700s]]. Its not surprising that during World War II, they sided with the Nazis and supplied them with soldiers in exchange for seeking out and destroying other vampires. Ironically, despite their arrogant attitude and being the most numerous vampire race in the planet, they are actually ''weaker'' compared to others, due to being vulnerable to sunlight and wood while other vampires introduced can walk during daytime and have more specific weaknesses (like copper and gold).
11th May '18 7:56:19 AM Chabal2
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* Everything in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' that's intelligent enough to be political and isn't straight up omnicidal AlwaysChaoticEvil either belongs to or is subjected by one of these.

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* Everything in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' that's intelligent enough to be political and isn't straight up omnicidal AlwaysChaoticEvil either belongs to or is subjected by one of these. Actual skin-color racism among humans seems to be nonexistent... not that they need something as petty as "reasons" to kill each other.
2nd May '18 3:00:11 AM Morgenthaler
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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.

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* ''ComicBook/XMen'': Some factions of [[ComicBook/XMen Mutants]] {{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.
5th Mar '18 1:15:34 PM Divra
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** Startlingly, mostly averted in [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} the source material]], where humans and High Elves have managed to swallow their pride enough to work together against the forces of Chaos, and humans and dwarves at least respect each other. The Dark Elves are still convinced of their superiority, though. The Skaven also consider themselves superior to other races they deemed as inferior(which is all of them).

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** Startlingly, mostly averted in [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} * ''{{TabletopGame/Warhammer}}'', The Skaven consider themselves to be the source material]], where humans pinnacle of creation and demand the subservience of everyone they can enforce it over. The Dark Elves are pretty much the same way, albeit with a side-order of sexual sadism. Greenskins will follow anyone "bigga an' harda'" than them, and expect "da puny grotz" to fall in line. The Lizardmen are intent on restoring the world to the plan of the Old Ones, and consider anyone and anything else beneath notice.
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High Elves have managed and Dwarfs both consider themselves to be superior to Humans, but can (for the most part) swallow their pride for long enough to work together against the forces of Chaos, and collaborate fruitfully with humans and dwarves at least respect each other. The Dark Elves are still convinced of their superiority, though. The Skaven also consider themselves superior to other races they deemed as inferior(which is all of them).will occasionally afford humanity some grudging respect.
3rd Feb '18 8:10:26 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** One of the underlying philosophies of TheEmpire in the original movies was that of human supremacy (termed "High Human Culture" in ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends''). It's implied Emperor Palpatine himself never personally bought into this, but encouraged it to solidify the support of his subordinates and create useful scapegoats to distract the populace with. Nonetheless, a handful of particularly capable or well-connected non-humans did manage to hold positions of real power within the Empire.
* The Yuuzhan Vong of ''Literature/NewJediOrder'' see all other species as scum to be forcibly converted to [[ReligionOfEvil the Great Doctrine]] or exterminated.
*** The Rakata's Infinite Empire, first mentioned in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', is implied to be this, as they conquered many planets with their extensive technology and used the natives as slaves.

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** One of the underlying philosophies of TheEmpire in the original movies was that of human supremacy (termed "High Human Culture" in ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'').''Franchise/StarWarsLegends''), with most non-humans relegated to menial labor, slavery, or outright extermination. It's implied Emperor Palpatine himself never personally bought into this, but encouraged it to solidify the support of his subordinates and create useful scapegoats to distract the populace with. Nonetheless, a handful of particularly capable or well-connected non-humans did manage to hold positions of real power within the Empire.
* ** The Yuuzhan Vong of ''Literature/NewJediOrder'' see all other species as scum to be forcibly converted to [[ReligionOfEvil the Great Doctrine]] or exterminated.
*** ** The Rakata's Infinite Empire, first mentioned in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', is implied to be this, as they conquered many planets with their extensive technology and used the natives as slaves.
3rd Feb '18 8:04:33 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Literature/TheDeathGateCycle'''s [[TheEmpire Tribus Elves]] run a despotic empire where the lesser races are enslaved.






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* A running theme throughout ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** One of the underlying philosophies of TheEmpire in the original movies was that of human supremacy (termed "High Human Culture" in ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends''). It's implied Emperor Palpatine himself never personally bought into this, but encouraged it to solidify the support of his subordinates and create useful scapegoats to distract the populace with. Nonetheless, a handful of particularly capable or well-connected non-humans did manage to hold positions of real power within the Empire.
* The Yuuzhan Vong of ''Literature/NewJediOrder'' see all other species as scum to be forcibly converted to [[ReligionOfEvil the Great Doctrine]] or exterminated.
*** The Rakata's Infinite Empire, first mentioned in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', is implied to be this, as they conquered many planets with their extensive technology and used the natives as slaves.
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* In ''TableTopGame/MageTheAwakening'', the Daksha legacy is built on a philosophical foundation that melds the viewpoint of "Mages are the MasterRace" with the viewpoint that [[TheMagocracy Mages therefor should be running the world]]. Their legacy even transforms them into {{ambiguous gender}}ed {{hermaphrodite}} {{genderbender}}s, with third eyes in the backs of their heads that can read the AkashicRecords, to further prove their "point" about being superior to ordinary humans. Other Mages consider them ''very'' creepy, and would do even if they weren't working with the [[FantasticRacism Jnanamukti legacy]], who want to basically destroy all Sleeper civilization and technology in hopes of restoring Mages to their former power.

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* In ''TableTopGame/MageTheAwakening'', ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'', the Daksha legacy is built on a philosophical foundation that melds the viewpoint of "Mages are the MasterRace" with the viewpoint that [[TheMagocracy Mages therefor should be running the world]]. Their legacy even transforms them into {{ambiguous gender}}ed {{hermaphrodite}} {{genderbender}}s, with third eyes in the backs of their heads that can read the AkashicRecords, to further prove their "point" about being superior to ordinary humans. Other Mages consider them ''very'' creepy, and would do even if they weren't working with the [[FantasticRacism Jnanamukti legacy]], who want to basically destroy all Sleeper civilization and technology in hopes of restoring Mages to their former power.



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* [[Literature/NewJediOrder The Yuuzhan Vong]] see all other species as scum to be forcibly converted to [[ReligionOfEvil the Great Doctrine]] or exterminated.
** One of the underlying philosophies of TheEmpire in the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies was that of High Human Culture- the idea that ''humans'' were the superior species. It's unclear how much Palpatine really bought into this, and how much of it was to entice the ambitions of his subordinates.
*** This seems to be a bit of a running theme in ''Franchise/StarWars'': the Rakata's Infinite Empire, first mentioned in [[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic KOTOR]] seemed to feel like this (It's hard to tell since their Empire collapsed long before the time period of that game, even), as they conquered many planets with their extensive technology and used the natives they found on many worlds as slaves.
* Elves in many settings have a habit of [[OurElvesAreBetter seeing themselves as superior]], but most would rather [[HiddenElfVillage hide from the world]] rather than conquer it. There are exceptions, however, including most flavors of [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Dark Elf]] and ''Literature/TheDeathGateCycle'''s [[TheEmpire Tribus Elves]].
** And the elves of [[MagicTheGathering Lorwyn]].
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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.
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