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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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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.
16th Jun '16 11:19:57 PM Morgenthaler
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* Muggles in ''UltimateBookOfSpells'' are called "Morties".

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* Muggles in ''UltimateBookOfSpells'' ''WesternAnimation/UltimateBookOfSpells'' are called "Morties".
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.
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