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6th Aug '17 11:30:49 AM AtticusOmundson
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->"[[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.]]"

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27th Jul '17 8:39:15 AM Theriocephalus
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** In ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression'', "mortals" are often the bane of [[MadScientist Geniuses]], as they can cause [[WeirdScience Wonders]] to [[PhlebotinumBreakdown go horribly wrong]] by trying to use them. For Geniuses, TheMasquerade is enforced by the circumstances of their powers rather than an organisation, since the things they make generally [[NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup can't be recreated]] and [[MagicPoweredPseudoscience don't quite run on scientific principles]].
*** It's gotten a bit better for Geniuses. It used to be that Havoc could be caused simply by 'mere mortals' ''looking at them''. Now, mortals have to touch or analyse the Wonder to cause Havoc. Geniuses are now free to walk in broad daylight with a death ray and start zapping the crap out of people. The Masquerade is still up, though, because a large-scale revelation of just the mere existance of Genii would cause widespread Inspiration and since none of the Genii organisations would be able to deal with that number, it would lead to massive amounts of Unmada and Illuminated walking the earth. And that would almost certainly mean the end of the human race as a whole.

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** In ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression'', "mortals" are often the bane of [[MadScientist Geniuses]], as they can cause [[WeirdScience Wonders]] to [[PhlebotinumBreakdown go horribly wrong]] by trying to use them. or analyze them (in early editions of the game, it could happen simply by "mere mortals" ''looking at them''). For Geniuses, TheMasquerade is enforced by the circumstances of their powers rather than an organisation, since since, besides the problems of Havoc, the things they make generally [[NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup can't be recreated]] and [[MagicPoweredPseudoscience don't quite run on scientific principles]].
*** It's gotten a bit better for Geniuses. It used to be that Havoc could be caused simply by 'mere mortals' ''looking at them''. Now, mortals have to touch or analyse the Wonder to cause Havoc. Geniuses are now free to walk in broad daylight with a death ray and start zapping the crap out of people. The Masquerade is still up, though, because
principles]]. Further, a large-scale revelation of just the mere existance of the Genii would cause widespread Inspiration and since among regular folks. Since none of the Genii Genius organisations would be able to deal with that number, it would lead to massive amounts of Unmada and Illuminated walking the earth. And that earth, which would in turn almost certainly mean the end of the human race as a whole.



* Although they're not an integral part of ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon FEAR]]'''s plot, and the game itself makes no distinction, they're of note... for this being perhaps the only time their AllOfTheOtherReindeer status works to the hero's advantage. The main character is the member of a special ops team devoted to response to paranormal incidents. He's teamed with a normal special ops squad that don't take this seriously, and thus send him off on a meaningless errand to open the gate, something which it would've made more sense for one of them to handle... because of this, he's not in the area when the killer ghost hiding on the other side of the gate decides to liquefy the entire squad, leaving only charred skeletons.
** Then averted with Team Dark Signal in ''Project Origin''. Though they don't know what's going on at first, they very, ''very'' quickly catch on to just how serious the supernatural shit they are dealing with really is, and by the middle of the game they're accepting the presence of psychic phenomenon and undead ghosts.

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* Although they're not an integral part of ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon FEAR]]'''s plot, and the game itself makes no distinction, they're of note... for this being perhaps the only time their AllOfTheOtherReindeer status works to the hero's advantage. The main character is the member of a special ops team devoted to response to paranormal incidents. He's teamed with a normal special ops squad that don't take this seriously, and thus send him off on a meaningless errand to open the gate, something which it would've made more sense for one of them to handle... because of this, he's not in the area when the killer ghost hiding on the other side of the gate decides to liquefy the entire squad, leaving only charred skeletons.
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skeletons. This is then averted with Team Dark Signal in ''Project Origin''. Though they don't know what's going on at first, they very, ''very'' quickly catch on to just how serious the supernatural shit they are dealing with really is, and by the middle of the game they're accepting the presence of psychic phenomenon and undead ghosts.



* 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 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''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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Earth Ponies in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' seem ponies seemed to be this at first, as they lack the {{Flight}} and WeatherControl of a {{Pegasus}} the [[{{Pegasus}} pegs]] and the magic of a {{Unicorn}}.the {{unicorn}}s. 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 later appearances, they also consistently display an astonishing capacity for physical strength, such as [[PintsizedPowerhouse Maud Pie]] pummeling a house-sized boulder to dust in seconds [[RapidFireFisticuffs with her bare hooves]], or [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Big Macintosh ripping a house off out of its foundation]] foundations]] and dragging it away ''while hopping''.



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

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



* 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 community, the terms "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurotypical neurotypical]]" and/or term "allistic" are used to refer to the dominant dominant/most common 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 more general terms, "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurotypical neurotypical]]" is used to refer to people without any mental condition in general[[note]]so, someone without autism, or depression, or bipolar disorder, or so on[[/note]] because, again, the term "normal" comes with very UnfortunateImplications.



->"[[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.]]"

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->"[[Podcast/{{Rifftrax}} You see, Harry, when a group of people is different it helps to come up with a funny-sounding word or 'slur' "slur" to describe them.]]"
9th Jul '17 10:43:13 PM PrincessPandaTrope
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* In the ''[[https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/71447764/ Colour Divide]]'' series on Website/{{Scratch}}, those tested to not have any color powers are thrown out of Aurora and left there to be eaten by monsters outside. As revealed in [[https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/97663280/ the second episode]], [[spoiler: people without any color have grouped up and been led by a half-color person.]]
12th Jun '17 10:04:04 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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** The notion of the second-class muggle and magical elite goes further than the practical fact that they would [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking get their asses handed to them]] if they complained too much. Nobility in Halkegenia is inextricably tied to the ability to use magic, a principle the continental religion, which is centered around magic, reinforces. Even those of noble birth who are unfortunate to have [[MuggleBornOfMages poor magical talent]] get a reduced social standing, and are generally disfavored and married off for political deals, or even disowned. This weighs heavily on the apparently talentless Louise when she tries to prove that she is a mage worthy of the house of Valliere (later she is revealed [[spoiler:to actually be a [[PowerOfTheVoid Void]] mage, a wielder of a very powerful and explosive lost ancient magic]]).
8th Jun '17 9:41:40 PM nombretomado
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* In the WhateleyUniverse, those who are not mutants are 'baselines' (or 'normals'). The baselines have far more creative names for the mutants.

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* In the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, those who are not mutants are 'baselines' (or 'normals'). The baselines have far more creative names for the mutants.
7th Jun '17 2:58:14 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Many religious groups have a specific term for people from outside their faith -- some derogatory (''heathen'', ''infidel'', ''kaffir''[[note]]That last one has an ''especially'' [[DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch loaded history]]. After hearing Arab slave traders call African pagans that, white people co-opted the term as an anti-black slur. As such, in places like UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica, it's [[http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2134-5-things-i-learned-growing-up-in-neo-nazi-militia.html akin to the N word]].[[/note]]), others more neutral (''gentile'', ''goyim'', ''cowan''), and some that can go either way (like ''pagan'' and ''unbeliever''). 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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* Many religious groups have a specific term for people from outside their faith -- some derogatory (''heathen'', ''infidel'', ''kaffir''[[note]]That last one has an ''especially'' [[DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch loaded history]]. After hearing Arab slave traders call African pagans that, white people co-opted the term as an anti-black slur. As such, in places like UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica, it's [[http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2134-5-things-i-learned-growing-up-in-neo-nazi-militia.html akin to the N word]].[[/note]]), others more neutral (''gentile'', ''goyim'', ''cowan''), and some that can go either way (like ''pagan'' and ''unbeliever'').(''pagan'', ''unbeliever'', ''nonbeliever''). 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.
6th Jun '17 7:51:21 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Many religious groups have a specific term for people from outside their faith -- some derogatory (''heathen'', ''infidel'', ''kaffir''[[note]]That last one has an ''especially'' loaded history. After hearing Arab slave traders call African pagans that, white people co-opted the term as an anti-black slur. As such, in places like UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica, it's [[http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2134-5-things-i-learned-growing-up-in-neo-nazi-militia.html akin to the N word]].[[/note]]), others more neutral (''gentile'', ''goyim'', ''cowan''), and some that can go either way (like ''pagan'' and ''unbeliever''). 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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* Many religious groups have a specific term for people from outside their faith -- some derogatory (''heathen'', ''infidel'', ''kaffir''[[note]]That last one has an ''especially'' [[DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch loaded history.history]]. After hearing Arab slave traders call African pagans that, white people co-opted the term as an anti-black slur. As such, in places like UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica, it's [[http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2134-5-things-i-learned-growing-up-in-neo-nazi-militia.html akin to the N word]].[[/note]]), others more neutral (''gentile'', ''goyim'', ''cowan''), and some that can go either way (like ''pagan'' and ''unbeliever''). 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.
3rd Jun '17 11:13:22 AM nombretomado
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* In the WhiteWolf roleplaying game ''TabletopGame/{{Aberrant}},'' regular humans (those without superpowers) are referred to as "baselines," often in a derogatory fashion by the more arrogant of the superpowered Novas.

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* In the WhiteWolf Creator/WhiteWolf roleplaying game ''TabletopGame/{{Aberrant}},'' regular humans (those without superpowers) are referred to as "baselines," often in a derogatory fashion by the more arrogant of the superpowered Novas.
22nd May '17 7:05:49 PM ninjadude853
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* Muggles are called Bystanders in ''Literature/HereticalEdge'', and they're all affected by the [[WeirdnessCensor Bystander Effect]]. [[spoiler: This isn't humanity's natural state, however, but something that was magically forced on them. If it were to be removed, humanity would return to being a WitchSpecies.]]
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