History Main / PlanetofHats

17th May '17 3:42:59 PM Everdream
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** In the games, all Pokémon have serving humans as a hat. It's possible to have a disobedient Pokémon, but there is always a way to overcome this problem and get them to submit to you. Truly untrainable Pokemon only appear in the anime and tend to be [[OlympusMons legendaries.]] Individual species have additional hats, such as Gardevoir's loyalty, and Slaking's laziness (the latter even became a Game Mechanic). The anime established early on all Pokémon are [[AlwaysLawfulGood Always Good]] and only do evil if they have an evil trainer, but this was eventually {{retcon}}ed away many years later with Pokémon serving as antagonists.

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** In the games, all Pokémon have serving humans as a hat. It's possible to have a disobedient Pokémon, but there is always a way to overcome this problem and get them to submit to you. Truly untrainable Pokemon Pokémon only appear in the anime and tend to be [[OlympusMons legendaries.]] Individual species have additional hats, such as Gardevoir's loyalty, and Slaking's laziness (the latter even became a Game Mechanic).game mechanic). The anime established early on all Pokémon are [[AlwaysLawfulGood Always Good]] and only do evil if they have an evil trainer, but this was eventually {{retcon}}ed away many years later with Pokémon serving as antagonists.
17th May '17 3:40:23 PM Everdream
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** In the games, all Pokémon have serving humans as a hat. It's possible to have a disobedient Pokémon, but there is always a way to overcome this problem and get them to submit to you. Truly untrainable Pokemon only appear in the anime and tend to be [[OlympusMons legendaries.]] Individual species have additional hats, such as Gardevoir's loyalty, and Slaking's laziness (the latter even became a Game Mechanic). The anime established early on all Pokémon are [[AlwaysLawfulGood Always Good]] and only do evil if they have an evil trainer, but this was eventually {{reconned}} away many years later with Pokémon serving as antagonists.

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** In the games, all Pokémon have serving humans as a hat. It's possible to have a disobedient Pokémon, but there is always a way to overcome this problem and get them to submit to you. Truly untrainable Pokemon only appear in the anime and tend to be [[OlympusMons legendaries.]] Individual species have additional hats, such as Gardevoir's loyalty, and Slaking's laziness (the latter even became a Game Mechanic). The anime established early on all Pokémon are [[AlwaysLawfulGood Always Good]] and only do evil if they have an evil trainer, but this was eventually {{reconned}} {{retcon}}ed away many years later with Pokémon serving as antagonists.
17th May '17 3:38:32 PM Everdream
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** In the games, all Pokémon have serving humans as a hat. It's possible to have a disobedient Pokémon, but there is always a way to overcome this problem and get them to submit to you. Truly untrainable Pokemon only appear in the anime and tend to be [[OlympusMons legendaries.]] Individual species have additional hats, such as Gardevoir's loyalty, and Slaking's laziness (the latter even became a Game Mechanic). The anime established early on all Pokémon are [[AlwaysLawfulGood Always Good]] and only do evil if they have an evil trainer, but this was eventually {{reconned}} away many years later with Pokémon serving as antagonists.
9th May '17 3:55:10 PM eroock
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Writers love to use the hat planet to represent controversial issues in society whenever they can. This way the show's characters can take a thinly disguised public stand on an issue that the network execs would otherwise consider too taboo to openly discuss. We can't have our heroes discussing euthanasia, but should they stumble across a Planet Of Hats where [[StrawCharacter everyone who gets sick is put to death]], then it's okay. Eventually the plots will run out with an entire race of identical people so one or more of the species will have their hat fall off, declaring MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch. Alternately, the show may explore why KlingonScientistsGetNoRespect. For maximum typing, the characters can also be physically uniform, as in PeopleOfHairColor.

The Planet Of Hats may also be an unintended result of a CharacterExaggeration type PlotTumor applied to an ''entire race'', when the audience had previously only seen a single representative who the writers now wish to market. For cases where a planetary hat is extrapolated retroactively from a single character, see PlanetOfCopyhats.

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Writers love to use the hat planet to represent controversial issues in society whenever they can. This way the show's characters can take a thinly disguised public stand on an issue that the network execs would otherwise consider too taboo to openly discuss. We can't have our heroes discussing euthanasia, but should they stumble across a Planet Of of Hats where [[StrawCharacter everyone who gets sick is put to death]], then it's okay. Eventually the plots will run out with an entire race of identical people so one or more of the species will have their hat fall off, declaring MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch. Alternately, the show may explore why KlingonScientistsGetNoRespect. For maximum typing, the characters can also be physically uniform, as in PeopleOfHairColor.

The Planet Of of Hats may also be an unintended result of a CharacterExaggeration type PlotTumor applied to an ''entire race'', when the audience had previously only seen a single representative who the writers now wish to market. For cases where a planetary hat is extrapolated retroactively from a single character, see PlanetOfCopyhats.
9th May '17 3:53:41 PM eroock
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[[HumansAreIndexed Earth itself]] is sometimes portrayed as a Planet Of Hats. [[note]]And [[TruthInTelevision anthropologists]] have discovered ''many'' [[http://condor.depaul.edu/mfiddler/hyphen/humunivers.htm universal human traits]] that could plausibly fit the bill.[[/note]]The defining human characteristic is often [[HumansAreSpecial "pluck"]], [[HumansAreWarriors "sheer cussedness"]], [[NoSuchThingAsAlienPopCulture creativity]], and sometimes even [[HumansAreAverage "diversity"]], though [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters "evil"]] and [[HumansAreMorons "stupidity"]] are common in more misanthropic works. Sometimes it's stated that Hattery is the natural state and it's ''humans'' that are the aberrant ones, or rather that humanity's Hat is ''not'' having one.

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[[HumansAreIndexed Earth itself]] is sometimes portrayed as a Planet Of of Hats. [[note]]And [[TruthInTelevision anthropologists]] have discovered ''many'' [[http://condor.depaul.edu/mfiddler/hyphen/humunivers.htm universal human traits]] that could plausibly fit the bill.[[/note]]The defining human characteristic is often [[HumansAreSpecial "pluck"]], [[HumansAreWarriors "sheer cussedness"]], [[NoSuchThingAsAlienPopCulture creativity]], and sometimes even [[HumansAreAverage "diversity"]], though [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters "evil"]] and [[HumansAreMorons "stupidity"]] are common in more misanthropic works. Sometimes it's stated that Hattery is the natural state and it's ''humans'' that are the aberrant ones, or rather that humanity's Hat is ''not'' having one.
3rd May '17 9:26:08 PM megajake
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** The case could be made that Humanity's hat is "curiosity". A theme in every Trek series is that humans are driven to not only solve the mysteries around them, but to actively seek out new mysteries to solve. Many characters (some of them human) have pointed out that curiosity tends to get humankind into trouble more often than most species.
3rd May '17 2:42:43 AM Yukianesa
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** It's also heavily implied that humans are the only species in the setting other than dragons that can mate with ''any'' other species and produce viable offspring. Our hat is that we [[ReallyGetsAround Really Get Around]].
26th Apr '17 7:54:55 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/AlanDeanFoster's series ''The Damned'', all of humanity wears the BloodKnight hat once an interstellar war lands in our laps. And it's a good thing, too, because every other species in these novels either wear the Programmed For Pacifism hat or the Reluctant Clumsy Warrior hat, and being good at killing things is our only hope to survive in the face of technological superiority. Well... that and being immune to telepathy. Humans are the only species that doesn't have a single, unified culture, because we're the only ones who're [[HumansAreBastards such bastards]] that we can't even get along with members of our own species.

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* In Creator/AlanDeanFoster's series ''The Damned'', ''Literature/TheDamned'', all of humanity wears the BloodKnight hat once an interstellar war lands in our laps. And it's a good thing, too, because every other species in these novels either wear the Programmed For Pacifism hat or the Reluctant Clumsy Warrior hat, and being good at killing things is our only hope to survive in the face of technological superiority. Well... that and being immune to telepathy. Humans are the only species that doesn't have a single, unified culture, because we're the only ones who're [[HumansAreBastards such bastards]] that we can't even get along with members of our own species.
17th Apr '17 9:18:33 PM ImperiumAstarte
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*** Everyone from Cadia is immensely proud and vaguely like the Canadian army.

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*** Everyone from Cadia is immensely proud and are vaguely like the Canadian army.army or the [[Film/StarshipTroopers Mobile Infantry]].
16th Apr '17 6:59:01 PM nombretomado
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** The [[StarTrekNewFrontier Redeemers]] are all religious fanatics.

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** The [[StarTrekNewFrontier [[Literature/StarTrekNewFrontier Redeemers]] are all religious fanatics.
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