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22nd Jan '17 3:46:10 AM lavendermintrose
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* Thyreia in ''Literature/EmeraldPrince''. They are also a PerfectlyPacifistPeople. They are shown positively and have a range of personality traits, since the story takes place there.

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* Thyreia in ''Literature/EmeraldPrince''. They are also a PerfectlyPacifistPeople.PerfectPacifistPeople. They are shown positively and have a range of personality traits, since the story takes place there.
22nd Jan '17 3:45:38 AM lavendermintrose
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* Thyreia in ''Literature/EmeraldPrince''. They are also a PerfectlyPacifistPeople. They are shown positively and have a range of personality traits, since the story takes place there.
18th Jan '17 12:47:57 PM FringeBenefits
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* Rowan Longstripe from ''{{Tasakeru}}'', though he's more than willing to step up into BadassBookworm territory when necessary.

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* Rowan Longstripe from ''{{Tasakeru}}'', ''{{Literature/Tasakeru}}'', though he's more than willing to step up into BadassBookworm territory when necessary.
20th Nov '16 1:47:55 AM Morgenthaler
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** Vulcans ''were'' once a ProudWarriorRace that had a HeelFaceTurn and became a Proud Scholar Race. The Romulans were Vulcans who became disgusted at what they considered to be their kin's dishonorable rejection of their {{Badass}} heritage. Thus Romulans are a ProudWarriorRace that are cousins to a Proud Scholar Race. However, they're also ''not'' entirely un-Vulcan. The ones we've seen who were not enemies are more emotional than Vulcans but more restrained and in control all the time than most other races.

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** Vulcans ''were'' once a ProudWarriorRace that had a HeelFaceTurn and became a Proud Scholar Race. The Romulans were Vulcans who became disgusted at what they considered to be their kin's dishonorable rejection of their {{Badass}} badass heritage. Thus Romulans are a ProudWarriorRace that are cousins to a Proud Scholar Race. However, they're also ''not'' entirely un-Vulcan. The ones we've seen who were not enemies are more emotional than Vulcans but more restrained and in control all the time than most other races.
16th Oct '16 1:27:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' has the blue-skinned [[IntangibleMan Tangerians]], the people of [[RebelliousPrincess Princess]] [[TheLancer Mira]] [[TheChick Nova]].

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* ''BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' has the blue-skinned [[IntangibleMan Tangerians]], the people of [[RebelliousPrincess Princess]] [[TheLancer Mira]] [[TheChick Nova]].
5th Sep '16 10:54:57 AM DarkHunter
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* The Asari from the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' games fit the "mystic" description to a T, having superior talents at biotics.

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* The Asari asari from the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' games fit the "mystic" description to a T, having superior talents at biotics.



* The Vasudans of ''VideoGame/FreeSpace''.
** That's what they want you to think. [[GreyAndGreyMorality They're just as shallow, conceited, and petty as the Terrans.]]

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* The Vasudans of ''VideoGame/FreeSpace''.
** That's what they want you to think. [[GreyAndGreyMorality They're just
''VideoGame/FreeSpace'' consider themselves as shallow, conceited, such and petty as play up this perception of their culture to the Terrans.]]Terrans. In reality, though, they're really not much more advanced than the Terrans in any respect.
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.
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