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18th Jan '17 7:37:32 AM Chabal2
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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': Psykers are humans with psychic powers that are swiftly hunted down and taken to Holy Terra for indoctrination, with Navigators going blind but developing a ThirdEye that lets them see the Warp. As a result, most of them are as insulting and abrasive towards non-psykers (they "consider us as little more than orks with table manners", to quote Literature/CiaphasCain) as non-psykers are towards people who could at any moment explode into a daemon-vomiting portal to the Warp.
25th Dec '16 5:45:25 PM WillBGood
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* Some sociopaths, psychopaths and [[{{Narcissist}} narcissists]] see themselves as much better and important than everyone else whom they see as useless pawns, and might refer to as Empaths.
4th Nov '16 8:13:44 AM Eievie
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Ordinary people. Those who are not special, like the favored of the plot. Mundane folk who are only aware of their own small section of reality. The source from which most characters spring.

They're the "normal" for those [[IJustWantToBeNormal who crave it]] and those who would hate it [[BroughtDownToNormal if it happened]]. Ironically, Muggles often treat extraordinary people like crap, because Muggles are AllOfTheOtherReindeer--although sometimes this happens the [[WhatMeasureIsANonSuper other way around]], more cynical [[SmugSuper super-people]] looking down on them as [[InnocentBystander Innocent Bystanders]]--a pathetically bland, underdeveloped species.

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In a story with {{Differently Powered Individual}}s, or a WitchSpecies, you'll usually have a group of individuals who ''don't'' have those powers--muggles. Ordinary people. Those who are not special, like the favored of the plot. Mundane folk who are only aware of their own small section of reality. The source from which most characters spring.

They're the "normal" for those [[IJustWantToBeNormal who crave it]] and those who would hate it [[BroughtDownToNormal if it happened]]. Ironically, Muggles often treat extraordinary people like crap, because Muggles are AllOfTheOtherReindeer--although sometimes this happens the [[WhatMeasureIsANonSuper other way around]], more cynical [[SmugSuper super-people]] looking down on them as [[InnocentBystander Innocent Bystanders]]--a {{Innocent Bystander}}s--a pathetically bland, underdeveloped species.



It's often convenient to remove them from the picture [[ParentalAbandonment if their kids are the heroes.]]

A few of them might actually have been [[MuggleBornOfMages Born of Mages]]. In fact, those might be [[UnSorcerer the only kind]].

The BadassNormal is physically one, but their temperament and experiences set them apart. The UnfazedEveryman is functionally a muggle, but as a central character and audience surrogate has the distinction of witnessing all sorts of crazy action firsthand. MuggleFosterParents are… well, they are [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin what it says on the can.]]



Muggle tropes include:
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*BadassNormal: A muggle who can hold their own in a fight against those with supernatural powers
*InvisibleToNormals: Muggles literally cannot see some supernatural things
*MuggleAndMagicalLoveTriangle: A love triangle with a supernatural suitor and muggle suitor
*MuggleBestFriend: Supernatural protagonist with a muggle sidekick
*MuggleBornOfMages: Muggles with magical ancestors
*MugglesDoItBetter: Mundane technology beats something supernatural
*MuggleFosterParents: Supernatural character raised by normal people
*MugglePower: Muggles know about magic and take a stance about it
*ThouShaltNotKillMuggles: Using supernatural powers to kill muggles is not cool
*UnfazedEveryman: A muggle who sees supernatural weirdness and takes it all in stride
*UnSorcerer: A muggle who is the exception in a supernatural population
*UnwittingMuggleFriend: Supernatural character hides their powers from their muggle friend
[[/index]]



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10th Aug '16 9:00:56 PM nombretomado
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* The majority of people in the [[{{Deryni}} Eleven Kingdoms]] are not Deryni. Because of their relative numbers and ecclesiastical power, they are able to persecute the Deryni for over two centuries, making the {{Masquerade}} a necessary evil during that period.

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* The majority of people in the [[{{Deryni}} [[Literature/{{Deryni}} Eleven Kingdoms]] are not Deryni. Because of their relative numbers and ecclesiastical power, they are able to persecute the Deryni for over two centuries, making the {{Masquerade}} a necessary evil during that period.
6th Aug '16 11:29:24 AM AtticusOmundson
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->"[[Podcast/{{Rifftra}} You see, Harry, when a group of people is different it helps to come up with a funny-sounding word or 'slur' to describe them.]]"

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->"[[Podcast/{{Rifftra}} ->"[[Podcast/{{Rifftrax}} You see, Harry, when a group of people is different it helps to come up with a funny-sounding word or 'slur' to describe them.]]"
6th Aug '16 11:29:06 AM AtticusOmundson
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->"[[Podcast/{{Rifftra}} You see, Harry, when a group of people is different it helps to come up with a funny-sounding word or 'slur' to describe them.]]"
12th Jul '16 5:33:04 PM WaxingName
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* Earth Ponies in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' seem to be this at first, as they lack the {{Flight}} of a {{Pegasus}} and the magic of a {{Unicorn}}. However, they do have passive magic that connects them to the earth that allows them to interact with plant and animal life more effectively. In more obvious abilities, they display an astonishing capacity for physical strength, such as [[PintsizedPowerhouse Maud Pie]] pummeling a house-sized boulder to dust [[RapidFireFisticuffs with her bare hooves]], or [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Big Macintosh ripping a house off its foundation]] and dragging it away ''while hopping''.

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* Earth Ponies in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' seem to be this at first, as they lack the {{Flight}} of a {{Pegasus}} and the magic of a {{Unicorn}}. However, this is subverted in that they do have passive magic that connects them to the earth that allows them to interact with plant and animal life more effectively. In more obvious abilities, later appearances, they consistently display an astonishing capacity for physical strength, such as [[PintsizedPowerhouse Maud Pie]] pummeling a house-sized boulder to dust [[RapidFireFisticuffs with her bare hooves]], or [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Big Macintosh ripping a house off its foundation]] and dragging it away ''while hopping''.
7th Jul '16 10:49:05 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** In UC continuity following ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', regular humans are sometimes referred to as "Oldtypes", as distinct from the "Newtypes" that represent [[EvolutionaryLevels the next stage of humanity's evolution]]. Rather to the point, some people who believe Newtypes ''are'' the next stage of evolution will use "Oldtype" as a [[FantasticRacism Fantastic Slur]] against those who would get in the way of that evolution.

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** In the UC continuity following ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', (the one branching off from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''), regular humans are sometimes referred to as "Oldtypes", as distinct from the "Newtypes" that represent [[EvolutionaryLevels the next stage of humanity's evolution]]. Rather to the point, some people who believe Newtypes ''are'' the next stage of evolution will use "Oldtype" as a [[FantasticRacism Fantastic Slur]] against those who would get in the way of that evolution.
7th Jul '16 10:48:04 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In UC Continuity ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', regular humans are sometimes referred to as "Oldtypes", as distinct from the "Newtypes" that represent [[EvolutionaryLevels the next stage of humanity's evolution]]. Rather to the point, some people who believe Newtypes ''are'' the next stage of evolution will use "Oldtype" as a [[FantasticRacism Fantastic Slur]] against those who would get in the way of that evolution.

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* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'':
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In UC Continuity continuity following ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', regular humans are sometimes referred to as "Oldtypes", as distinct from the "Newtypes" that represent [[EvolutionaryLevels the next stage of humanity's evolution]]. Rather to the point, some people who believe Newtypes ''are'' the next stage of evolution will use "Oldtype" as a [[FantasticRacism Fantastic Slur]] against those who would get in the way of that evolution.
1st Jul '16 8:29:11 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheBartimaeusTrilogy'', ordinary people (i.e. non-magicians) are looked at with distaste and referred to as "commoners." A bit subverted, in that the wizards are shown to be corrupt aristocrats oppressing the commoners, and one of the main characters is an AntiHero trying to overthrow the current regime.

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* In ''TheBartimaeusTrilogy'', ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy'', ordinary people (i.e. non-magicians) are looked at with distaste and referred to as "commoners." A bit subverted, in that the wizards are shown to be corrupt aristocrats oppressing the commoners, and one of the main characters is an AntiHero trying to overthrow the current regime.
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