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6th Aug '16 3:13:33 PM nombretomado
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* The Coluans from the ''Comicbook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}'' in the DCUniverse.

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* The Coluans from the ''Comicbook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}'' in the DCUniverse.Franchise/DCUniverse.
17th Jun '16 9:06:39 PM jormis29
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* The Darrians in ''TableTopGames/{{Traveller}}''.
* ''TableTopGames/DungeonsAndDragons'' tends to have a few scholarly peoples in its racial lineup; the elven subraces tend to lean toward the mystical end of the spectrum. The 4th edition Eladrin, in particular, embody the scholarly side of the elven archetype. [[OurGnomesAreWeirder Gnomes]] also tend to be protrayed in this fashion, whether they're illusionists and wizards, or tinkers and inventors. (The word "gnome", by the way, comes from the Greek word for "to know", and their stereotypical pointed hats may share the symbolic origin of the [[RobeAndWizardHat Wizard Hat]]--that is, the knowledgeable few at the top, above the uneducated masses on the bottom.)
** TurnedUpToEleven and Deconstructed in the ''TableTopGames/{{Eberron}}'' campaign setting. The gnomes of the nation of Zilargo are known for their intellects. In their land is the largest library (which doubles as the most respected university in the world), as well as the most respected newspaper which is distributed across the continent. Their prowess in elemental binding has made gnomes a match of the various {{Mega Corp}}orations that deal in MagiTek. But the Gnomes' value and thirst of knowledge is so great it has taken a dark side - spying on one's neighbors and family for secrets and blackmail is not only common, but expected. Their entire society is held together by blackmail, and because of their affinity for knowledge, Zilargo is a police state run an intelligence organization that rivals the two {{Mega Corp}}orations that specialize in spying. Criminals in Zilargo are not tried or arrested, they have "[[TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch accidents]]" or simply vanish. Similarly, it is a common saying that the gnomes do not go to war in the traditional sense - they wage their battles through information warfare and intelligence warfare.

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* The Darrians in ''TableTopGames/{{Traveller}}''.
''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}''.
* ''TableTopGames/DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' tends to have a few scholarly peoples in its racial lineup; the elven subraces tend to lean toward the mystical end of the spectrum. The 4th edition Eladrin, in particular, embody the scholarly side of the elven archetype. [[OurGnomesAreWeirder Gnomes]] also tend to be protrayed in this fashion, whether they're illusionists and wizards, or tinkers and inventors. (The word "gnome", by the way, comes from the Greek word for "to know", and their stereotypical pointed hats may share the symbolic origin of the [[RobeAndWizardHat Wizard Hat]]--that is, the knowledgeable few at the top, above the uneducated masses on the bottom.)
** TurnedUpToEleven and Deconstructed in the ''TableTopGames/{{Eberron}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' campaign setting. The gnomes of the nation of Zilargo are known for their intellects. In their land is the largest library (which doubles as the most respected university in the world), as well as the most respected newspaper which is distributed across the continent. Their prowess in elemental binding has made gnomes a match of the various {{Mega Corp}}orations that deal in MagiTek. But the Gnomes' value and thirst of knowledge is so great it has taken a dark side - spying on one's neighbors and family for secrets and blackmail is not only common, but expected. Their entire society is held together by blackmail, and because of their affinity for knowledge, Zilargo is a police state run an intelligence organization that rivals the two {{Mega Corp}}orations that specialize in spying. Criminals in Zilargo are not tried or arrested, they have "[[TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch accidents]]" or simply vanish. Similarly, it is a common saying that the gnomes do not go to war in the traditional sense - they wage their battles through information warfare and intelligence warfare.



** If the Garundi humans from ''TableTopGames/{{Pathfinder}}'' have a [[PlanetOfHats hat]], it's this. Their various nations are typically ruled, or at least heavily influenced, by mages, scholars, and alchemists.

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** If the Garundi humans from ''TableTopGames/{{Pathfinder}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' have a [[PlanetOfHats hat]], it's this. Their various nations are typically ruled, or at least heavily influenced, by mages, scholars, and alchemists.
6th Jun '16 11:48:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Encyclopedists from the Foundation (although, only during the first generations, turning into a normal society after that) from the ''[[{{Foundation}} Foundation series]]'' by Isaac Asimov. Being in their start devoted entirely to the Encyclopedia Galactica, ruled by a council of scientists and being all other aspects of life secondary and complementary to the Encyclopedia. The Second Foundation on the other hand qualifies.

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* The Encyclopedists from the Foundation (although, only during the first generations, turning into a normal society after that) from the ''[[{{Foundation}} ''[[Literature/{{Foundation}} Foundation series]]'' by Isaac Asimov. Being in their start devoted entirely to the Encyclopedia Galactica, ruled by a council of scientists and being all other aspects of life secondary and complementary to the Encyclopedia. The Second Foundation on the other hand qualifies.



* The Anophelii in ChinaMieville's ''Literature/TheScar''. At least, the men. The women, on the other hand...
* The Zacathans in AndreNorton's works, who are experts in knowledge in general and history/archeology in particular.
* The Terrismen from ''{{Mistborn}}''.

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* The Anophelii in ChinaMieville's Creator/ChinaMieville's ''Literature/TheScar''. At least, the men. The women, on the other hand...
* The Zacathans in AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's works, who are experts in knowledge in general and history/archeology in particular.
* The Terrismen from ''{{Mistborn}}''.''Literature/{{Mistborn}}''.



* The Ogier from ''TheWheelOfTime''. Very big on history, arts, craftmanship, public speaking, and gardening. However, while they don't much ''like'' fighting, they're very good at it if sufficiently motivated.

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* The Ogier from ''TheWheelOfTime''.''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''. Very big on history, arts, craftmanship, public speaking, and gardening. However, while they don't much ''like'' fighting, they're very good at it if sufficiently motivated.



* The Andalites from ''{{Animorphs}}'' mostly fall under the ProudWarriorRaceGuy, but surprisingly fit this trope too--while males are supposed to be warriors, females are generally either scientists or artists, and the Andalites seem to be the dominant species in Earth's section of the galaxy as a result. It's actually shown that the conflict with the [[PuppeteerParasite Yeerks]] is what drove them to put a their warrior culture on a pedestal. Before that, they were far more interested in art and science overall.

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* The Andalites from ''{{Animorphs}}'' ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' mostly fall under the ProudWarriorRaceGuy, but surprisingly fit this trope too--while males are supposed to be warriors, females are generally either scientists or artists, and the Andalites seem to be the dominant species in Earth's section of the galaxy as a result. It's actually shown that the conflict with the [[PuppeteerParasite Yeerks]] is what drove them to put a their warrior culture on a pedestal. Before that, they were far more interested in art and science overall.
14th May '16 1:32:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* The University of Planet in ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' are a collection of scientists whose primary goal is the expansion of human knowledge. Admittedly, that process involves a [[ForScience loose interpretaion of ethics and human rights, but....]]

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* The University of Planet in ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' are a collection of scientists whose primary goal is the expansion of human knowledge. Admittedly, that process involves a [[ForScience loose interpretaion of ethics and human rights, but....]]



* The Krityans from ''TalesOfVesperia'' would like to believe that they're this. The problem, however, is that most of them are A-Grade {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s who like to prattle on about magic vegetables that probably don't even exist when they're not designing new pieces of technology. The fact that their token "rebellious" representative who ends up in your party is a constantly-sedated BloodKnight who may or may not also be AxCrazy and is considered ''NotSoDifferent'' to the main race speaks volumes. All in all, they're not exactly the best safeguards of the knowledge that a giant space octopus made from global warming is going to utterly rape the planet.
* 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 Krityans from ''TalesOfVesperia'' ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' would like to believe that they're this. The problem, however, is that most of them are A-Grade {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s who like to prattle on about magic vegetables that probably don't even exist when they're not designing new pieces of technology. The fact that their token "rebellious" representative who ends up in your party is a constantly-sedated BloodKnight who may or may not also be AxCrazy and is considered ''NotSoDifferent'' to the main race speaks volumes. All in all, they're not exactly the best safeguards of the knowledge that a giant space octopus made from global warming is going to utterly rape the planet.
* The Asura from ''GuildWars2'', ''VideoGame/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.
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;''
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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.
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