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24th Apr '16 4:37:54 PM WillKeaton
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* The Asura from GuildWars2, their intro cinematic sums up things nicely and quickly: "I am asura. I personify genius." Ironically, the only other race that matches them for technology are the Charr, the ProudWarriorRace guys.

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* The Asura from GuildWars2, ''GuildWars2'', their intro cinematic sums up things nicely and quickly: "I am asura. I personify genius." Ironically, the only other race that matches them for technology are the Charr, the ProudWarriorRace guys.
22nd Apr '16 5:40:21 PM Eievie
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[SmartPeoplePlayChess Because 2D chess is not challenging enough]].]]

->''"Our love of what is beautiful does not lead to extravagance;''
->''our love of the things of the mind does not make us soft."''

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->''"Our love of what is beautiful does not lead to extravagance;''
->''our
extravagance;\\
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love of the things of the mind does not make us soft."''



'''Scientific Race:'''

Their societal structure is centered around science, philosophy, and the arts. Their political structure may employ a [[EmperorScientist Head Scientist]], Philosopher, or Poet as a leader. They aren't necessarily a HigherTechSpecies, although that often overlaps. The key is that learning is the main cornerstone to their society. These are most likely to be PerfectPacifistPeople possibly protected by PsychicPowers provided they can be explained away by [[MagicFromTechnology sufficient study of science]]. They may live in a CityInABottle of [[HiddenElfVillage some sort]]. Those with a more practical bent will be TheEngineer.

'''Mystical Race:'''

A CloserToEarth species who focus more on the mystical, spiritual or philosophical sides of knowledge. If any species has PsychicPowers, it's these guys. Their culture tends to gravitate toward a CrystalSpiresAndTogas aesthetic, and their technology may share a similar feel. Unlike [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions other species]], they may hold on to beliefs in higher powers (particularly if said powers are extant SufficientlyAdvancedAliens or EnergyBeings). If the species is actually alien, then they overlap with SpaceElves (and TelepathicSpacemen, if psychic). Less sympathetic versions of the species may overlap with ScaryDogmaticAliens of TheFundamentalist variety.

Proud Scholar Races of either stripe tend to be portrayed as more [[PerfectPacifistPeople peace-loving]] than some other species, but they tend to be rather [[BewareTheNiceOnes dangerous when provoked]], using superior technology, PsychicPowers and [[SuperweaponSurprise hidden superweapons]] to turn their foes into dust. They won't necessarily be portrayed as nicer people - sometimes, their love of knowledge will make them sympathetic compared to the madmen running around hitting things with swords, but other times, it will make them cold, [[DeadlyDecadentCourt slimy and sinister]] compared to the honest fighters doing their duty for their country. Similarly, any non-scientists in this race (no matter how important to their society) will suffer KlingonScientistsGetNoRespect-- err, ''Vulcan Warriors Get No Respect''.

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* '''Scientific Race:'''

Race:''' Their societal structure is centered around science, philosophy, and the arts. Their political structure may employ a [[EmperorScientist Head Scientist]], Philosopher, or Poet as a leader. They aren't necessarily a HigherTechSpecies, although that often overlaps. The key is that learning is the main cornerstone to their society. These are most likely to be PerfectPacifistPeople possibly protected by PsychicPowers provided they can be explained away by [[MagicFromTechnology sufficient study of science]]. They may live in a CityInABottle of [[HiddenElfVillage some sort]]. Those with a more practical bent will be TheEngineer.

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'''Mystical Race:'''

Race:''' A CloserToEarth species who focus more on the mystical, spiritual or philosophical sides of knowledge. If any species has PsychicPowers, it's these guys. Their culture tends to gravitate toward a CrystalSpiresAndTogas aesthetic, and their technology may share a similar feel. Unlike [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions other species]], they may hold on to beliefs in higher powers (particularly if said powers are extant SufficientlyAdvancedAliens or EnergyBeings). If the species is actually alien, then they overlap with SpaceElves (and TelepathicSpacemen, if psychic). Less sympathetic versions of the species may overlap with ScaryDogmaticAliens of TheFundamentalist variety.

Proud Scholar Races of either stripe tend to be portrayed as more [[PerfectPacifistPeople peace-loving]] than some other species, but they tend to be rather [[BewareTheNiceOnes dangerous when provoked]], using superior technology, PsychicPowers and [[SuperweaponSurprise hidden superweapons]] to turn their foes into dust. They won't necessarily be portrayed as nicer people - sometimes, people--sometimes, their love of knowledge will make them sympathetic compared to the madmen running around hitting things with swords, but other times, it will make them cold, [[DeadlyDecadentCourt slimy and sinister]] compared to the honest fighters doing their duty for their country. Similarly, any non-scientists in this race (no matter how important to their society) will suffer KlingonScientistsGetNoRespect-- err, KlingonScientistsGetNoRespect--err, ''Vulcan Warriors Get No Respect''.



If both these and the Warrior Race are played as villainous, they basically become a split about the two terrifying sides of the Nazis the Warriors are the mighty soldiers and strategists slaughtering and conquering, while the Scientists remain at home torturing people ForScience and for hate. For this reason, when villainous, the Scientist race may be prejudiced and regard other races as fodder for slavery and experimentation.

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If both these and the Warrior Race are played as villainous, they basically become a split about the two terrifying sides of the Nazis the Nazis--the Warriors are the mighty soldiers and strategists slaughtering and conquering, while the Scientists remain at home torturing people ForScience and for hate. For this reason, when villainous, the Scientist race may be prejudiced and regard other races as fodder for slavery and experimentation.
19th Apr '16 6:29:37 PM Generality
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* The D'ni race in the ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' series lived in a large cavern BeneathTheEarth and spent most of their time developing mining and stoneworking technologies. But moreover, they had the ability to write {{Portal Book}}s to any world they could imagine, and while many of these were used for resource gathering, they were used mostly for exploration and study of various scientific principles. The cornerstone of their society was the guild system and its corresponding set of advanced schools, but they were also deeply religious, being the descendants of a [[SpaceAmish simplistic sect]] that rejected the unscrupulous practices of an older society which was happy to exploit its worlds, and the people within, to the point of ruin. Unfortunately, the D'ni still had a major superiority complex, which led to xenophobia, slavery, and a series of interracial conflicts that undermined and eventually led to the destruction of their civilization.
26th Mar '16 6:07:45 PM jormis29
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* The Lunarians from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''. They see themselves as more spiritually pure than absolutely anyone else who are not Lunarians... scratch that, [[OurElvesAreBetter they believe that they are simply better, period]]. It's strongly hinted that Lunarians were humans who attained great spiritual height. They have expendable servitors, the Moon Rabbits. And just in case anyone is up to challenge their claim: [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy in the past, they thwarted a Youkai invasion from Gensokyo led by Yukari Yakumo]]. Yukari Yakumo is a ''RealityWarper''. Though it's speculated that Yukari [[XanatosGambit intended to lose]] just to teach the Youkai a lesson.

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* The Lunarians from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''. They see themselves as more spiritually pure than absolutely anyone else who are not Lunarians... scratch that, [[OurElvesAreBetter they believe that they are simply better, period]]. It's strongly hinted that Lunarians were humans who attained great spiritual height. They have expendable servitors, the Moon Rabbits.{{Moon Rabbit}}s. And just in case anyone is up to challenge their claim: [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy in the past, they thwarted a Youkai invasion from Gensokyo led by Yukari Yakumo]]. Yukari Yakumo is a ''RealityWarper''. Though it's speculated that Yukari [[XanatosGambit intended to lose]] just to teach the Youkai a lesson.
21st Mar '16 7:21:01 PM Freezer
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* The Centaurs of the ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' series. Culturally, they are academics and scholars, though many of the adult males portrayed are {{Genius Bruiser}}s who enjoy a good scrap. The Winged Centaur subspecies shows signs of this but are too busy trying to establish a stable population to embrace that particular [[PlanetOfHats hat]] at the moment.
6th Feb '16 1:08:30 PM WillKeaton
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* The Shama'Li in VideoGame/{{WarWind}} live in harmony with Yavaun's ecosystem, have natural magic abilities, and genuinely strive for peace and harmony among all races on the planet (including humans in the second installment). All this doesn't mean they cannot be a dangerous foe in combat, especially when it goes about the weak and oppressed.

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* The Shama'Li in VideoGame/{{WarWind}} ''VideoGame/{{WarWind}}'' live in harmony with Yavaun's ecosystem, have natural magic abilities, and genuinely strive for peace and harmony among all races on the planet (including humans in the second installment). All this doesn't mean they cannot be a dangerous foe in combat, especially when it goes about the weak and oppressed.
23rd Jan '16 9:34:34 PM zarpaulus
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* The Protoss from the ''{{Starcraft}}'' series are a mix between this and the ProudWarriorRace.

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* The In ''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'' the two Khalai caste Protoss, in contrast to the [[ProudWarriorRace Templar]] and [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Judicators]] who make up most of the Protoss from cast in the ''{{Starcraft}}'' series wargames, are a mix between this proud and the ProudWarriorRace.enthusiastic scientists for sure.
17th Jan '16 5:10:00 PM nombretomado
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* The Syreen from the ''StarControl'' series of games.

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* The Syreen from the ''StarControl'' ''VideoGame/StarControl'' series of games.
16th Jan '16 8:08:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* In TableTopGames/MagicTheGathering, most blue aligned races, as well as blue-aligned humans civilisations, fall under one of these tropes. The Vedalken are probably the most blatant example, because they don't exist outside of the Magic storyline and have no other role to fullfill.

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* In TableTopGames/MagicTheGathering, TableTopGame/MagicTheGathering, most blue aligned races, as well as blue-aligned humans civilisations, fall under one of these tropes. The Vedalken are probably the most blatant example, because they don't exist outside of the Magic storyline and have no other role to fullfill.



* The Hylar from ''TwilightImperium'' board game are ruled by a government that is called the Universities of Jol-Nar. They also fulfill the "stuffed-up jerks" part of this trope, an attitude which bit them in the ass big time at least once, when it didn't occur to them they need the other races as much as these needed their science.
* The Tremere from ''VampireTheMasquerade'' carry around "proud" by the wheelbarrow-full, having set themselves up as the Camarilla's greatest (and often sole) authority on the mystical arts. Mind you, being vampires, their manner is less "detached, reserved, and philosophical" and more "we're the only ones with the potential to know this, and if you try to know this, we will end you."

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* The Hylar from ''TwilightImperium'' ''TableTopGame/TwilightImperium'' board game are ruled by a government that is called the Universities of Jol-Nar. They also fulfill the "stuffed-up jerks" part of this trope, an attitude which bit them in the ass big time at least once, when it didn't occur to them they need the other races as much as these needed their science.
* The Tremere from ''VampireTheMasquerade'' ''TableTopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' carry around "proud" by the wheelbarrow-full, having set themselves up as the Camarilla's greatest (and often sole) authority on the mystical arts. Mind you, being vampires, their manner is less "detached, reserved, and philosophical" and more "we're the only ones with the potential to know this, and if you try to know this, we will end you."
8th Jan '16 9:53:49 PM Vios
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* In ''VideoGame/GemsOfWar'', Adana is distinguished from its neighbours by its dedication to scholarship and technology. (Not necessarily ''peaceful'' technology, though it includes muskets.)
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