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27th Aug '17 9:10:14 AM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/NoMansSky'': The Korvax are a near-immortal sentient machine species that appear to value science and exploration. Korvax worship and venerate the Atlas machines, making their priests a considerable boon for players searching for Atlas-related phenomena, from Atlas technology, to Atlas Stations, to even black holes that will eventually bring one closer to the center of the galaxy. Korvax commonly share their memories and discoveries with one another by uploading them onto special platinum cubes that are slotted into each other's brains to copy their contents.
22nd Aug '17 8:37:53 AM RedScharlach
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When the Proud Scholar Race and the Proud Warrior Race are in opposition or rivalry, they tend to form an ElvesVersusDwarves dynamic, with the former taking the role of [[CantArgueWithElves the Elves]]. This convergant evolution may be why many scholarly races [[OurElvesAreBetter take on elf-like features]] like [[UnusualEars pointed ears]] and a humanoid appearance. They may still retain nonhuman features such as unusual skin or hair colors, though; pale colors such as light blue are popular. Females of this sort of species tend to overlap with GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe if they're actual aliens.

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When the Proud Scholar Race and the Proud Warrior Race are in opposition or rivalry, they tend to form an ElvesVersusDwarves dynamic, with the former taking the role of [[CantArgueWithElves the Elves]]. This convergant convergent evolution may be why many scholarly races [[OurElvesAreBetter take on elf-like features]] like [[UnusualEars pointed ears]] and a humanoid appearance. They may still retain nonhuman features such as unusual skin or hair colors, though; pale colors such as light blue are popular. Females of this sort of species tend to overlap with GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe if they're actual aliens.



* In ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant'', every member of the Insequent race is apparently a wizard who acquired his/her powers through milennia of specialized study. From the same series, the ur-viles are a rare ''evil'' version, though [[spoiler: they end up switching sides]].

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* In ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant'', every member of the Insequent race is apparently a wizard who acquired his/her powers through milennia millennia of specialized study. From the same series, the ur-viles are a rare ''evil'' version, though [[spoiler: they end up switching sides]].



* ''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.)

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* ''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 portrayed 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.)



* The Asura from ''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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* The Asura from ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'', their intro cinematic sums up things nicely and quickly: "I am asura.Asura. I personify genius." Ironically, the only other race that matches them for technology are the Charr, the ProudWarriorRace guys.
11th Jul '17 7:36:41 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* The Andalites from ''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.

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* The Andalites from ''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.overall, and even after the war started they believe that a warrior should be intelligent and educated as well.
2nd Jun '17 10:31:11 AM BeerBaron
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* Among the various types of elves in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series the Altmer embody the mystical side of this trope, being the most adept at magic, as well as arrogant towards the lesser races (in their language, Altmer means "the cultured people"), while the now vanished Dwemer embody the science side (they worshipped "their twin gods of Logic and Reason"). Among the human races, the Breton are this, being of partial elvish descent, in counter-position to the [[ProudMerchantRaceGuy Imperials]] and the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Nords]].

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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Among the various types extant [[OurElvesAreBetter races of elves in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series Mer (Elves)]], the Altmer (High Elves) best embody the mystical side "mystical" aspect of this trope, the trope. They are the [[WitchSpecies naturally magically inclined]] race in Tamriel, and also one of the oldest, being the most adept at magic, as well as arrogant towards direct descendants of the lesser races (in their Aldmer (First or Old Elves). Though non-Altmer scholars are loathe to admit, Tamriel owes much of its [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas art, science, philosophy, language, and religion]] to the Altmer. The Psijic Order, a monastic [[TheMagocracy magical society]] made up primarily of Altmer means "the cultured people"), while (though they do take in worthy members of other races), takes this even further. The have OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness and MysteriousBacker traits, are a RenownedSelectiveMentor that many magically inclined students would kill to join, and generally try to protect the now vanished Dwemer embody rest of the science world from [[TheWorldIsNotReady threats it is not ready to deal with on its own]]. They have so SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic that they are capable of performing feats no other group in Tamriel can match, including {{Telepathy}}, [[TimeStandsStill time-freezing]], AstralProjection, and significant WeatherManipulation.
** While the Altmer are the most advanced extant race, they still pale in comparison to what the extinct [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]] were capable of on the "scientific"
side (they worshipped "their twin gods of Logic this trope. They were an industrious, highly intelligent, and Reason"). Among ''extremely'' technologically advanced people. They combined their [[{{Magitek}} mastery of enchanting]] with their SteamPunk technology and were known to [[RealityWarping bend the human races, laws of physics]] to [[RagnarokProofing make their creations last]]. Essentially, they were a fantasy version of SufficientlyAdvancedAliens. While attempting to do ''[[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence something]]'' with the Breton are this, being heart of partial elvish descent, a [[GodIsDead dead god]], they managed to make their entire race blink out of all known planes of existence in counter-position a single instant. [[RiddleForTheAges No one knows for sure what happened to them]], but the LostTechnology the left behind is still far more advanced than anything the extant races have been able to create even in the thousands of years since their disappearance.
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to the [[ProudMerchantRaceGuy Imperials]] same extent as the Altmer or Dwemer, the [[UnevenHybrid Bretons]] are this for the races of Men. Bretons generally enjoy intellectual and scholarly pursuits of all sorts. The study of magic, history, and technology (particularly that of the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Nords]].extinct Dwemer) are all common pursuits of the Bretons. They also make up a large portion of membership in the Mages Guild, which doubles as a guild for scholars.
14th May '17 10:35:11 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'' the two Khalai caste Protoss, in contrast to the [[ProudWarriorRace Templar]] and [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Judicators]] who make up most of the Protoss cast in the wargames, are proud and enthusiastic scientists for sure.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' the two Khalai caste Protoss, in contrast to the [[ProudWarriorRace Templar]] and [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Judicators]] who make up most of the Protoss cast in the wargames, are proud and enthusiastic scientists for sure.
12th Apr '17 6:06:40 PM StarTropes
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** The Vidiians of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' used to be this until they were struck by [[ThePlague the Phage]], driving them to do increasingly terrible things to other species (mostly involving organ harvesting) in order to survive.
16th Mar '17 6:53:44 AM DarkHunter
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* The Chozo from ''{{Metroid}}.'' They're not humanoid, but they have great powers, are possibly magical, are wise and knowedgeable, CloserToEarth (or, more accurately, Tallon IV), and are generally mystical. They also fit the Scientific side of the trope: the thing is that they grew so scientifically advanced that they hit a dead end. Since science offered no more answers, they turned to mysticism to complement it. In fact, one game shows that they tried to advise the Bryyonians to strike a balance of science and magic in their society. The Bryyonians failed, which lead to a [[TheMagicVsTechnologyWar world-ending Magic vs Technology War]]. For added fun, the backstory also establishes that the Chozo were once a ProudWarriorRace before giving it up in favor of becoming this -- hence Samus' power suit and the numerous upgrades for it scattered around the galaxy.

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* The Chozo from ''{{Metroid}}.'' They're not humanoid, but they have great powers, are possibly magical, are wise and knowedgeable, CloserToEarth (or, more accurately, Tallon IV), and are generally mystical. They also fit the Scientific side of the trope: the thing is that they grew so scientifically advanced that they hit a dead end. Since science offered no more answers, they turned to mysticism to complement it. In fact, one game shows that they tried to advise the Bryyonians to strike a balance of science and magic in their society. The Bryyonians failed, which lead to a [[TheMagicVsTechnologyWar [[TheMagicVersusTechnologyWar world-ending Magic vs Technology War]]. For added fun, the backstory also establishes that the Chozo were once a ProudWarriorRace before giving it up in favor of becoming this -- hence Samus' power suit and the numerous upgrades for it scattered around the galaxy.
16th Mar '17 6:53:17 AM DarkHunter
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* The Chozo from ''{{Metroid}}.'' They're not humanoid, but they have great powers, are possibly magical, are wise and knowedgeable, CloserToEarth (or, more accurately, Tallon IV), and are generally mystical. They also fit the Scientific side of the trope: the thing is that they grew so scientifically advanced that they hit a dead end. Since science offered no more answers, they turned to mysticism to complement it. In fact, one game shows that they tried to advise the Bryyonians to strike a balance of science and magic in their society. The Bryyonians failed, which lead to a MagicVsTechnologyWar. For added fun, the backstory also establishes that the Chozo were once a ProudWarriorRace before giving it up in favor of becoming this -- hence Samus' power suit and the numerous upgrades for it scattered around the galaxy.

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* The Chozo from ''{{Metroid}}.'' They're not humanoid, but they have great powers, are possibly magical, are wise and knowedgeable, CloserToEarth (or, more accurately, Tallon IV), and are generally mystical. They also fit the Scientific side of the trope: the thing is that they grew so scientifically advanced that they hit a dead end. Since science offered no more answers, they turned to mysticism to complement it. In fact, one game shows that they tried to advise the Bryyonians to strike a balance of science and magic in their society. The Bryyonians failed, which lead to a MagicVsTechnologyWar.[[TheMagicVsTechnologyWar world-ending Magic vs Technology War]]. For added fun, the backstory also establishes that the Chozo were once a ProudWarriorRace before giving it up in favor of becoming this -- hence Samus' power suit and the numerous upgrades for it scattered around the galaxy.
16th Mar '17 6:52:42 AM DarkHunter
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* The Chozo from ''{{Metroid}}.'' They're not humanoid, but they have great powers, are possibly magical, are wise and knowedgeable, CloserToEarth (or, more accurately, Tallon IV), and are generally mystical.
** They also fit the Scientific side of the trope: the thing is that they grew so scientifically advanced that they hit a dead end. Since science offered no more answers, they turned to mysticism to complement it.
** For added fun, the backstory also establishes that they were once a ProudWarriorRace before giving it up in favor of becoming this -- hence Samus' power suit and the numerous upgrades for it scattered around the galaxy.

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* The Chozo from ''{{Metroid}}.'' They're not humanoid, but they have great powers, are possibly magical, are wise and knowedgeable, CloserToEarth (or, more accurately, Tallon IV), and are generally mystical.
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mystical. They also fit the Scientific side of the trope: the thing is that they grew so scientifically advanced that they hit a dead end. Since science offered no more answers, they turned to mysticism to complement it.
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it. In fact, one game shows that they tried to advise the Bryyonians to strike a balance of science and magic in their society. The Bryyonians failed, which lead to a MagicVsTechnologyWar. For added fun, the backstory also establishes that they the Chozo were once a ProudWarriorRace before giving it up in favor of becoming this -- hence Samus' power suit and the numerous upgrades for it scattered around the galaxy.
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.
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