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16th Feb '18 6:12:54 PM bweb
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*** That isn't to say that we don't meet Klingons who are not Warriors. One episode of TNG makes reference to a Klingon Carpenter. On DS9 we meet a Klingon restaurant owner who plays a concertina-like instrument for his patrons. Worf enjoys Klingon operas, meaning there have to be Klingon opera performers. Worf's grandfather was a lawyer (albeit a military one as he held the rank of Colonel), and we meet another Klingon lawyer on DS9. However, they all do share one hat, in that they all do what they do with a great deal of passion, treating every endeavor as a battle to be won.
1st Feb '18 9:30:12 AM Occidensill
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* Not quite as obvious, but quite present: all Twi'lek girls are exotic dancers, all Hutts are gangsters, all Bothans are spies, all Ithorians are pacifists, etc. (See also SingleBiomePlanet). Of course, almost any species, Hatted or not, may show up as a Jedi (even a Hutt or two), and there are numerous other exceptions. In recent years, some writers grew tired of these stigmas and began [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] and subverting them -- for example, showing a couple of Ithorian criminals in one of the ''Comicbook/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' comics and claiming that Ithorians "stay all peaceful and polite" by "throwing guys like these out." In many cases, the hats in ''Franchise/StarWars'' seem to have been placed by the fans or ExpandedUniverse writers. The films indicate that at the very least, nearly every species in the galaxy has senators. Gungan society shows a diversity, featuring overbearing rulers, goofy outcasts and courageous soldiers.

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* Not quite as obvious, but quite present: all Twi'lek girls women are exotic dancers, all Hutts are gangsters, all Bothans are spies, all Ithorians are pacifists, etc. (See also SingleBiomePlanet). Of course, almost any species, Hatted or not, may show up as a Jedi (even a Hutt or two), and there are numerous other exceptions. In recent years, some writers grew tired of these stigmas and began [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] and subverting them -- for example, showing a couple of Ithorian criminals in one of the ''Comicbook/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' comics and claiming that Ithorians "stay all peaceful and polite" by "throwing guys like these out." In many cases, the hats in ''Franchise/StarWars'' seem to have been placed by the fans or ExpandedUniverse writers. The films indicate that at the very least, nearly every species in the galaxy has senators. Gungan society shows a diversity, featuring overbearing rulers, goofy outcasts and courageous soldiers.soldiers.
* Almost all examples from ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' are cases of {{flanderization}}: Authors will take the one mention a race or species has in the movies and expand it to be true for all members of that race or species. Luke got his dogfighting skills racing through desert canyons? All Tatooinians are great pilots. Leia says Alderaan has no weapons? They're all pacifists. Han says to never tell him the odds? All Corellians hate odds. Many Bothans died to get the Death Star plans? All Bothans are spies (there, it isn't even specified that 'Bothans' were a species).



* Almost all examples from ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' are cases of {{flanderization}}: Authors will take the one mention a race or species has in the movies and expand it to be true for all members of that race or species. Luke got his dogfighting skills racing through desert canyons? All Tatooinians are great pilots. Leia says Alderaan has no weapons? They're all pacifists. Han says to never tell him the odds? All Corellians hate odds. Many Bothans died to get the Death Star plans? All Bothans are spies.



Common galactic wisdom about Rodians has largely been written by Rodian males. It is largely incorrect.

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Common galactic wisdom about Rodians has largely been written by [[MostWritersAreMale Rodian males.males]]. It is largely incorrect.
31st Jan '18 12:16:30 PM BeerBaron
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* {{Downplayed|Trope}} in the ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' games, as many of the nations and peoples of Tamriel have leanings towards certain professions and characteristics but there are a lot of exceptions to the rule - generally, individuals who grew up in their homeland play the hats straight, while individuals who were raised in other lands tend to be exceptions. Nords are booze-loving, magic-hating Viking-esque {{Boisterous Bruiser}}s, Bretons are DeadpanSnarker FrenchJerk {{Magic Knight}}s, Redguards are badass [[MasterSwordsman swashbucklers]] and adventurous sailors, High Elves are all snobby supremacist wizards, Wood Elves are {{Noble Savage}}s who are amazed by basic carpentry because of the ancient code which prevents them from ever harming plantlife, Dark Elves are all conservative and xenophobic pseudo-Hebrews with BlueAndOrangeMorality, Argonians are tree-worshipping {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s who are also masters of Vietcong-style guerrilla warfare, and Khajiit are [[ObfuscatingStupidity Stupidity-Obfuscating]] {{Cat Ninja}}s who are addicted to sweets.

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* {{Downplayed|Trope}} in the ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' games, series, as many of the nations and peoples of Tamriel have leanings towards certain professions and characteristics but there are a lot of exceptions to the rule - generally, individuals who grew up in their homeland play the hats straight, while individuals who were raised in other lands tend to be exceptions. Some of the "hats" in question include: Nords are booze-loving, magic-hating Viking-esque [[TheNeedForMead mead-loving]] [[DoesNotLikeMagic magic-hating]] [[HornyVikings viking-esque]] {{Boisterous Bruiser}}s, Bretons Bruiser}}s; [[UnevenHybrid Bretons]] are DeadpanSnarker FrenchJerk {{Magic Knight}}s, Knight}}s; Redguards are [[ScaryBlackMan Scary Black Men]] badass [[MasterSwordsman swashbucklers]] Master Swordsman]] and [[{{Pirate}} adventurous sailors, High Elves sailors]]; [[WitchSpecies Altmer (High Elves)]] are all snobby supremacist wizards, Wood Elves [[CulturalPosturing snobby]], [[SuperiorSpecies supremacist]] {{Squishy Wizard}}s, Bosmer (Wood Elves) are {{Noble Savage}}s NobleSavage {{Forest Ranger}}s who are amazed by basic carpentry because of the an [[BindingAncientTreaty ancient code code]] which prevents them from ever harming plantlife, Dark Elves are all conservative plantlife in their [[TheLostWoods Lost Woods]] homeland and xenophobic pseudo-Hebrews with BlueAndOrangeMorality, Argonians are tree-worshipping {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s who are also masters of Vietcong-style guerrilla warfare, and Khajiit are [[ObfuscatingStupidity Stupidity-Obfuscating]] {{Cat Ninja}}s who are addicted that same code requires to sweets.[[ImAHumanitarian consume fallen enemies]], etc. etc. For additional information, please see the series' [[Characters/TheElderScrollsRaces "Races" sub-pages]].
30th Jan '18 6:47:20 AM Cryoclaste
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** The Klingons are [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy all war all the time]]. (They'd tell you their true hat is honor, but [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch that's not what you get in practice]], to protagonist Klingon Worf's disillusionment.) The Orcs from {{World of Warcraft}} are accused of being this, but with the exception of Worf in the Klingons' case, the Orcs are usually slightly more multidimensional.

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** The Klingons are [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy all war all the time]]. (They'd tell you their true hat is honor, but [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch that's not what you get in practice]], to protagonist Klingon Worf's disillusionment.) The Orcs from {{World of Warcraft}} ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' are accused of being this, but with the exception of Worf in the Klingons' case, the Orcs are usually slightly more multidimensional.



* Gilneas in ''WorldOfWarcraft: Cataclysm'', even before worgen curse, seems to be a literal Nation of Hats. As far as you can see, everyone in the starting zone wears some kind of hat. And not just any hats, but [[NiceHat nice hats!]]
** Warcraft 2 had several examples of this trope among the human nations and orcish clans. Dalaran was all mages, Kul'Tiras was all sailors, Stromgarde was all warriors, Alterac was all snobs. The Twilight's Hammer was all end of the world cultists, the Stormreavers were all warlocks, Laughing Skull were all backstabbing traitors, Warsong could all do earsplitting battlecries, Bonechewers were all cannibals. In World of Warcraft, dwarves continue to fit this loosely. Ironforge dwarves are mostly smiths and disciplined warriors, Wildhammers are nature loving barbarians, and Dark Irons are all sneaky spies, thieves, assassins, and pyromaniacs.

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* Gilneas in ''WorldOfWarcraft: ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: Cataclysm'', even before worgen curse, seems to be a literal Nation of Hats. As far as you can see, everyone in the starting zone wears some kind of hat. And not just any hats, but [[NiceHat nice hats!]]
** Warcraft 2 ''Warcraft 2'' had several examples of this trope among the human nations and orcish clans. Dalaran was all mages, Kul'Tiras was all sailors, Stromgarde was all warriors, Alterac was all snobs. The Twilight's Hammer was all end of the world cultists, the Stormreavers were all warlocks, Laughing Skull were all backstabbing traitors, Warsong could all do earsplitting battlecries, Bonechewers were all cannibals. In World ''World of Warcraft, Warcraft'', dwarves continue to fit this loosely. Ironforge dwarves are mostly smiths and disciplined warriors, Wildhammers are nature loving barbarians, and Dark Irons are all sneaky spies, thieves, assassins, and pyromaniacs.
26th Jan '18 1:02:38 PM Xtifr
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** U'Thanai: ProudWarriorRaceGuy and NobleSpaceSavage

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** U'Thanai: ProudWarriorRaceGuy and NobleSpaceSavageNobleSavage
24th Jan '18 7:38:56 PM HappilyDeranged
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* PlayedForDrama in [[https://archive.4plebs.org/tg/thread/27537822/#27537952 this]] 4chan post.
22nd Jan '18 11:41:01 AM DustSnitch
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* In ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', the seven planets medievals thought orbited the Earth, which include the Moon and the Sun, are fully inhabited by saints of similar natures. The trope is justified, as Beatrice goes out of her way to make it clear that the saints are on the same planet because they are similar, and not vice versa.
** The Moon is the planet of {{The Oathbreaker}}s who didn't absolutely will to break their oaths.
** Mercury is the planet of were too driven by fame and honor on Earth.
** Venus is the planet of those too focused on romantic pursuits.
** The Sun is the planet of wise men.
** Mars is the planet of the holy warriors.
** Jupiter is the planet of {{The Good King}}s.
** Saturn is the planet of the contemplatives.
10th Jan '18 9:41:02 AM Matthewbr523
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* ''[[http://www.komikwerks.com/episodes.php?x=32&y=13&ti=49&utype=AOL&ep=463 This strip]]'' directly discusses this trope.
2nd Jan '18 10:38:07 AM Fliegenbein400
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* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' books are made of this trope. The Beta Colony wears the "uber tolerant libertine" hat. The Jackson's Whole wears the "WretchedHive" hat. Cetaganda wears TheEmpire hat. And the titular Barrayar wears the ProudWarriorRace {{Ruritania}} hat.

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* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' ''Literature/Vorkosigan Saga'' books are made of this trope. The Beta Colony wears the "uber tolerant libertine" hat. The Jackson's Whole wears the "WretchedHive" hat. Cetaganda wears TheEmpire hat. And the titular Barrayar wears the ProudWarriorRace {{Ruritania}} hat. Justified in that all planets mentioned (except Earth, which is now the only world that doesn't have one overarching government) are colonies settled by groups from Earth, probably often special-interest groups like the European religious minorities who colonised America (for example, [[Literature/EthanOfAthos Athos]] was colonised by a religious group who believe women to be the root of all evil), and some were shaped by historical forces (for example, Barrayar was cut off from communication with the rest of the universe for many centuries, and had to revert to more primitive behaviour to survive). Also, some locations are comfortable only for minority groups (for example, the Quaddies, who were [[Literature/FallingFree created to be slave labourers]] working in zero-gravity conditions, narrowly escaped being massacred when the invention of artificial gravity made them redundant, and so had to found their own colony - naturally, on a zero-gravity space station rather than on a planet, although [[Literature/DiplomaticImmunity modern Quaddies]] generously provide some gravity-installed areas for the comfort of visitors).
23rd Dec '17 1:31:14 PM StarSword
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* {{Deconstructed}} in ''Literature/TheWarOfTheMasters'', in that what appears to be a monoculture is more commonly the result of one particular group on a MulticulturalAlienPlanet becoming dominant over the others, which becomes a stereotype InUniverse. This ranges from the "violent brute" stereotype of Klingons (the protagonist Klingons such as B'Sanos and K'Ragh tend to be more inclined to prioritize ''batlh'', or "internal honor", over ''quv'', "external honor") to the cultural conflict between atheist quasi-communist United Earth and its more religious and agrarian rim colonies such as the worlds of the Moab Confederacy. The idea is even referenced by name InUniverse, and derided as the notion that your species dictates your politics.
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