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4th May '16 7:11:42 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* People who are still plugged into ''Film/TheMatrix'', unaware of its virtual nature, are known as "Coppertops" (in reference to a battery) or, later, "bluepills", whether they've been offered the pills or not. Morpheus makes the borderline psychopathic observation that they're either directly (as vessels for Agents) or indirectly (as soldiers, cops, etc.) tools of the system, and thus expendable if necessary, leading to their wholesale slaughter by the heroes at the climax of the first film.

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* People who are still plugged into ''Film/TheMatrix'', unaware of its virtual nature, are known as "Coppertops" (in reference to a battery) or, later, "bluepills", whether "bluepills" (whether they've been offered the pills [[RedPillBluePill pills]] or not.not). Morpheus makes the borderline psychopathic observation that they're either directly (as vessels for Agents) or indirectly (as soldiers, cops, etc.) tools of the system, and thus expendable if necessary, leading to their wholesale slaughter by the heroes at the climax of the first film.


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* Some {{conspiracy theorist}}s use insults like "sheeple" to refer to nonbelievers.
1st May '16 8:47:23 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Non-military and non-police personnel, also known as "civilians." In UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}, most youth subcultures (UsefulNotes/{{punk}}s, [[HeavyMetal metalheads]], {{goth}}s, {{otaku}}, {{LARP}}ers, etc.) have adopted the term "civilians" (''tsivily'' in UsefulNotes/{{Russian|Language}}) for people outside their subcultures.

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* Non-military and non-police personnel, also known as "civilians." In UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}, most youth subcultures (UsefulNotes/{{punk}}s, [[HeavyMetal metalheads]], {{goth}}s, {{otaku}}, {{LARP}}ers, etc.) have adopted use the term "civilians" (''tsivily'' in UsefulNotes/{{Russian|Language}}) for to refer to people outside their subcultures.
1st May '16 8:45:33 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Non-military and non-police personnel, also known as "civilians." In UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}, most youth subcultures (UsefulNotes/{{punk}}s, [[HeavyMetal metalheads]], {{goth}}s, {{otaku}}, {{LARP}]ers, etc.) have adopted the term "civilians" (''tsivily'' in UsefulNotes/{{Russian|Language}}) for people outside their subcultures.

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* Non-military and non-police personnel, also known as "civilians." In UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}, most youth subcultures (UsefulNotes/{{punk}}s, [[HeavyMetal metalheads]], {{goth}}s, {{otaku}}, {{LARP}]ers, {{LARP}}ers, etc.) have adopted the term "civilians" (''tsivily'' in UsefulNotes/{{Russian|Language}}) for people outside their subcultures.
1st May '16 8:44:08 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Otherkin, Otakukin, and other similar groups tend to refer to other people as "mundanes". This seems to be falling out of popular usage, though.
* The term "mundanes" is also used by {{fandom}}s to describe those outside the fantasy and science fiction fan communities. Fans also use "muggle" in a similar way, particularly among the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fandom. Similarly, UsefulNotes/{{Whovians}} refer to non-fans as 'the Not-We', a reference to the 1982 serial ''Kinda''.

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* Otherkin, Otakukin, UsefulNotes/{{Otherkin}}, otakukin, and other similar groups tend to refer to other people as "mundanes". This seems to be falling out of popular usage, though.
* The term "mundanes" is also used by {{fandom}}s to describe those outside the fantasy and science fiction fan communities. Fans also use "muggle" in a similar way, particularly among the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fandom. fans. Similarly, UsefulNotes/{{Whovians}} refer to non-fans as 'the Not-We', a "the Not-We" in reference to the 1982 serial ''Kinda''.



* In the Autistic community, the terms "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurotypical neurotypical]]" and/or "allistic" are used to refer to the dominant brain type, due to the negative implications of calling nonautists "normal", as that would imply there being something wrong with autism in general. Said terms are sometimes used in a [[http://www.fysh.org/~zefram/allism/allism_intro.txt joking]] [[http://isnt.autistics.org/ fashion]] in order to demonstrate the silliness of much of the pathologization of autism.

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* In the Autistic autistic community, the terms "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurotypical neurotypical]]" and/or "allistic" are used to refer to the dominant brain type, due to the negative implications of calling nonautists "normal", as that would imply there being something wrong with autism in general. Said terms are sometimes used in a [[http://www.fysh.org/~zefram/allism/allism_intro.txt joking]] [[http://isnt.autistics.org/ fashion]] in order to demonstrate the silliness of much of the pathologization of autism.
1st May '16 8:41:29 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy, Han Solo despite his BadassNormal credentials fills this role with his skepticism of the Force and desire to stay out of the fight between the Empire and Rebellion. [[NeutralNoLonger He gets better.]]

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* In the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy, Han Solo despite (despite his BadassNormal credentials credentials) fills this role with his [[FlatEarthAtheist skepticism of the Force Force]] and desire to stay out of the fight between the Empire and Rebellion. [[NeutralNoLonger He gets better.]]



* In ''Film/TheGarbagePailKidsMovie'', the Garbage Pail Kids call humans "normies" (a term which has since been co-opted by online communities like Website/FourChan to refer to outsiders).



* ''Series/DoctorWho'' fans refer to non-fans as 'the Not We', a reference to the 1982 serial ''Kinda''.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' fans The term "mundanes" is also used by {{fandom}}s to describe those outside the fantasy and science fiction fan communities. Fans also use "muggle" in a similar way, particularly among the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fandom. Similarly, UsefulNotes/{{Whovians}} refer to non-fans as 'the Not We', Not-We', a reference to the 1982 serial ''Kinda''.



* Members of the Neopagan/Magickal community will sometimes use this term to describe non-members, replacing the earlier term "Cowan", which has the same meaning. "Mundane" is also used in this context, largely due to the high degree of crossover between the Neopagan community and the SCA.
* In the Autistic community, the terms "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurotypical neurotypical]]" and/or allism are used to refer to the dominant brain type, due to the negative implications of calling nonautists "normal", as that would imply there being something wrong with autism in general. Said terms are sometimes used in a [[http://www.fysh.org/~zefram/allism/allism_intro.txt joking]] [[http://isnt.autistics.org/ fashion]] in order to demonstrate the silliness of much of the pathologization of autism.
* In Russia, most youth subcultures such as punks, metalheads, goths, otaku, [[LiveActionRolePlay LARPers]] etc, use the word "tsivily" ("civilians") for people outside the subcultures.
* Non-Military, also known as "Civilians." Though sometimes police use this designation too, for non-police.
* ''[[Literature/HarryPotter Harry Potter]]'' fans will sometimes call ''Harry Potter'' haters Muggles.
* {{Fandom}}s sometimes use the term "Mundane" to describe those who are not science fiction or fantasy fans.
** The term "muggle" is becoming more popular amongst these groups, even being used in some cases as a derogatory term.
* Wiccans sometimes call non-Wiccans Cowans.
* Many religious groups have a specific term for people from outside their faith, some derogative some more friendly (gentile, heathen, goim, infidel, unbeliever, pagan, etc.) Many have different terms for ex-believers who "became muggles" by leaving the faith (e.g. apostate) and may treat them more harshly than those who never believed to begin with. Ostracism and even violence are not uncommon among certain faiths.

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* Members of the Neopagan/Magickal community will sometimes use this term to describe non-members, replacing the earlier term "Cowan", which has the same meaning. "Mundane" is also used in this context, largely due to the high degree of crossover between the Neopagan community and the SCA.
* In the Autistic community, the terms "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurotypical neurotypical]]" and/or allism "allistic" are used to refer to the dominant brain type, due to the negative implications of calling nonautists "normal", as that would imply there being something wrong with autism in general. Said terms are sometimes used in a [[http://www.fysh.org/~zefram/allism/allism_intro.txt joking]] [[http://isnt.autistics.org/ fashion]] in order to demonstrate the silliness of much of the pathologization of autism.
* Non-military and non-police personnel, also known as "civilians." In Russia, UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}, most youth subcultures such as punks, metalheads, goths, otaku, [[LiveActionRolePlay LARPers]] etc, use (UsefulNotes/{{punk}}s, [[HeavyMetal metalheads]], {{goth}}s, {{otaku}}, {{LARP}]ers, etc.) have adopted the word "tsivily" ("civilians") term "civilians" (''tsivily'' in UsefulNotes/{{Russian|Language}}) for people outside the their subcultures.
* Non-Military, also known as "Civilians." Though sometimes police use this designation too, for non-police.
* ''[[Literature/HarryPotter Harry Potter]]'' fans will sometimes call ''Harry Potter'' haters Muggles.
* {{Fandom}}s sometimes use the term "Mundane" to describe those who are not science fiction or fantasy fans.
** The term "muggle" is becoming more popular amongst these groups, even being used in some cases as a derogatory term.
* Wiccans sometimes call non-Wiccans Cowans.
* Many religious groups have a specific term for people from outside their faith, faith -- some derogative derogatory (like ''heathen'' and ''infidel''), others friendlier (''gentile'', ''goyim'', ''cowan''), and some more friendly (gentile, heathen, goim, infidel, unbeliever, pagan, etc.) that can go either way (like ''pagan'' and ''unbeliever''). Many have different terms for ex-believers who "became muggles" Muggles" by leaving the faith (e.g. apostate) , ''apostate'') and may treat them more harshly than those who never believed to begin with. Ostracism and even violence are not uncommon among certain faiths.
** Members of the UsefulNotes/{{neopagan|ism}} community will sometimes call non-members "Muggles," replacing the earlier term "cowan," which has the same meaning. "Mundane" is also used in this context, largely due to the high degree of crossover between neopaganism and the SCA.



* Practitioners of BDSM refer to non-kinky sex, as well as people who prefer it, as "vanilla", because it is the plainest, most common flavor of ice cream.

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* Practitioners of BDSM UsefulNotes/{{BDSM}} practitioners refer to non-kinky sex, as well as people who prefer it, as "vanilla", because it is "vanilla" (after the plainest, most common flavor of ice cream.
cream).
* As mentioned in the {{Film}} section above, some online communities like Website/FourChan have adopted the term "normie" to refer to outsiders.
31st Mar '16 10:43:39 PM Eievie
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->''"Sell them a key that keeps shrinking to nothing so they can never find it when they need it... Of course, it's very hard to convict anyone because no Muggle would admit their key keeps shrinking - they'll insist they just keep losing it.'' ''Bless them, they'll go to any lengths to ignore magic, even if it's staring them in the face..."''

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->''"Sell them a key that keeps shrinking to nothing so they can never find it when they need it... it… Of course, it's very hard to convict anyone because no Muggle would admit their key keeps shrinking - they'll shrinking--they'll insist they just keep losing it.'' ''Bless them, they'll go to any lengths to ignore magic, even if it's staring them in the face..."''face…"''



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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Ordinary People.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 AllOfTheOtherReindeer--although sometimes this happens the [[WhatMeasureIsANonSuper other way around]], more cynical [[SmugSuper super-people]] looking down on them as [[InnocentBystander Innocent Bystanders]] -- a Bystanders]]--a pathetically bland, underdeveloped species.



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.]]

Muggles are to be protected, avoided, manipulated, or abused by the characters or the plot -- often all four, one way or another.

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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... are… well, they are [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin what it says on the can.]]

Muggles are to be protected, avoided, manipulated, or abused by the characters or the plot -- often plot--often all four, one way or another.
2nd Feb '16 5:51:52 PM theenglishman
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* The TropeNamer (with a capital M) comes from the name for non-magical people in the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' universe. Some notable ones include: The Dursleys, Tom Riddle Sr, Hermione's parents, and Frank Bryce. Muggles in Harry Potter tend to not play very big roles in the series, and wizards such as the Death Eaters tend to abuse them. ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'' contains a memorable scene in which the Muggle Prime Minster (that is, the [[UsefulNotes/TheMenOfDowningStreet Prime Minister]]) meets the Minister for Magic.

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* The TropeNamer (with a capital M) comes from the British name for non-magical people in the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' universe.universe ([[SeparatedByACommonLanguage in America]] [[Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem they're called No-Maj's]]). Some notable ones include: The Dursleys, Tom Riddle Sr, Hermione's parents, and Frank Bryce. Muggles in Harry Potter tend to not play very big roles in the series, and wizards such as the Death Eaters tend to abuse them. ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'' contains a memorable scene in which the Muggle Prime Minster (that is, the [[UsefulNotes/TheMenOfDowningStreet Prime Minister]]) meets the Minister for Magic.
31st Jan '16 9:15:02 AM nombretomado
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* The OSA recording in ''{{System Shock}} 2'' uses the term "Mundane" to refer to the non-psi talented.

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* The OSA recording in ''{{System Shock}} 2'' ''VideoGame/SystemShock2'' uses the term "Mundane" to refer to the non-psi talented.
1st Jan '16 11:06:42 PM nombretomado
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* Non-[[SocietyForCreativeAnachronism SCA]] folks are called "mundanes" by members. Mundanes are also the clothes you wear in everyday life. (Same goes for Amtgard and (some) Renaissance Faires)

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* Non-[[SocietyForCreativeAnachronism Non-[[UsefulNotes/SocietyForCreativeAnachronism SCA]] folks are called "mundanes" by members. Mundanes are also the clothes you wear in everyday life. (Same goes for Amtgard and (some) Renaissance Faires)
24th Dec '15 4:32:44 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', the non-chakra users are ordinary people who rely on the ninja and samurai for defense, as well as for doing mundane jobs quickly (dog walking, pet search and rescue, weeding, trash clean-up). It's shown they are completely and utterly helpless against the many enemies in the series. However, unlike most universes they don't resent the chakra users (like, ahem, {{Marvel}}'s universe.

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', the non-chakra users are ordinary people who rely on the ninja and samurai for defense, as well as for doing mundane jobs quickly (dog walking, pet search and rescue, weeding, trash clean-up). It's shown they are completely and utterly helpless against the many enemies in the series. However, unlike most universes they don't resent the chakra users (like, ahem, {{Marvel}}'s universe.)


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* Reoccuring character, and slight LoveInterest to the titular character, Brian from ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite'' is a normal human boy from Earth.
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