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20th Apr '17 5:03:16 AM MCE
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* Each race VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight has some advantage and sometimes two, including being fireproof, immune to suffocation, able to use telepathy, repair quickly, provide power to rooms and so on. Humans have the ability to learn quicker, which only arrived with advanced edition.
16th Mar '17 3:42:20 PM Omnicron13
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* ComicBook/{{Starfire}} from ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' is an alien who is actually superpowered by their own standards; she has the ability to fly, learn foreign languages through skin contact, superhuman strength and endurance, and the ability to shoot energy beams. All but the last of these is standard issue for her species.
* The ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} had multitudes of HumanAliens, each race with a specific power, but later {{Retcon}} and ContinuityReboot gave them a MetaOrigin as PhlebotinumRebel TransplantedHumans. Subverted by the one BadassNormal Earthling on the team, Karate Kid.

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* ComicBook/{{Starfire}} from ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' is an alien who is actually superpowered by their own her race's standards; she has the ability to fly, learn foreign languages through skin contact, superhuman strength and endurance, and the ability to shoot energy beams. All but the last of these is standard issue for her species.
* The ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} had multitudes of HumanAliens, each race with a specific power, but later {{Retcon}} and ContinuityReboot gave them a MetaOrigin as PhlebotinumRebel TransplantedHumans. Subverted by the one BadassNormal Earthling on the team, Karate Kid.Kid, who can trounce more powerful beings using martial arts and knowledge of pressure points.



* In ''ComicBook/{{Invincible}}'' this is both played straight and subverted - several aliens are more powerful than humans, especially the Viltrumites (who are like humans.... but with mustaches, superpowers and '''really''' long life spans). But at one point there is an alien race with much shorter lifespans, and Allen the Alien is considered superpowered by his own race's standards.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Invincible}}'' this is both played straight and subverted - several aliens are more powerful than humans, especially the Viltrumites (who are like humans.... but with mustaches, a strict warrior culture, superpowers and '''really''' long life spans).spans). One Viltrumite, Omni-Man, proved to be Earth's most powerful superhero and individual in general during his tenure as a superhero. But at one point there is an alien race with much shorter lifespans, and Allen the Alien is considered superpowered by his own race's standards.
12th Mar '17 5:02:17 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}}'', humans are not very high on the food chain, usually ending up as either food, experimental subjects or sometimes pets, which is why the human civilization of Wreathe is so genocidal towards all the setting's monsters and mutants. Though, actual native Mortasheen humans are rather blase about this whole state of affairs, sometimes even volunteering for experiments to try and become something less vulnerable.


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* In ''WebOriginal/{{Mortasheen}}'', humans are not very high on the food chain, usually ending up as either food, experimental subjects or sometimes pets, which is why the human civilization of Wreathe is so genocidal towards all the setting's monsters and mutants. Though, actual native Mortasheen humans are rather blase about this whole state of affairs, sometimes even volunteering for experiments to try and become something less vulnerable.
21st Jan '17 5:14:25 AM Morgenthaler
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** DarthPlagueis says this to Palpatine during his training: "Hard to tell (how long the training will take). Humans are their own worst enemies. Your body isn't meant to withstand real punishment. It is easily injured and slow to heal. Your olfactory and tactile senses are relatively acute, but your auditory and visual senses are extremely limited".

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** DarthPlagueis Literature/DarthPlagueis says this to Palpatine during his training: "Hard to tell (how long the training will take). Humans are their own worst enemies. Your body isn't meant to withstand real punishment. It is easily injured and slow to heal. Your olfactory and tactile senses are relatively acute, but your auditory and visual senses are extremely limited".
12th Jan '17 12:02:21 AM PaulA
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-->-- '''Ming the Merciless''', ''Film/FlashGordon''

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-->-- '''Ming the Merciless''', ''Film/FlashGordon''
''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}''



* Emperor Ming from ''Film/FlashGordon'' is often associated with his threat exclamation of "[[BeamMeUpScotty Pathetic]][=/=]Puny Earthlings! Who will save you now!?". To answer that, we have this line from the theme song: "'''FLASH! AH-HA!!'''"

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* Emperor Ming from ''Film/FlashGordon'' ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' is often associated with his threat exclamation of "[[BeamMeUpScotty Pathetic]][=/=]Puny Earthlings! Who will save you now!?". To answer that, we have this line from the theme song: "'''FLASH! AH-HA!!'''"
10th Jan '17 4:53:40 AM IamTheCaligula
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** This trope is most of all exemplified with the {{Lunarians}} who are stronger, smarter, wiser, more technologically advanced and more magically adept than 99% of all youkai and 100% of all humans on top of being both immortal and pure. However, [[PureIsNotGood them being "pure" does not mean that they are "nice"]], it merely means that they are untouched by impurity and, by extention, death and it's been outright stated that they've considered [[ApocalypseHow "purifying" the Earth]] numerous times just to prevent us from spreading the existence of mortality beyond the boundaries of our own planet.
3rd Jan '17 4:08:35 PM thatother1dude
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* The only known alien race in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is the gems, who are superhumanly strong, tough, and agile, capable of VoluntaryShapeshifting, [[TheAgeless don't age]], [[TheNeedless don't need to eat, drink, or sleep]], [[FromASingleCell can replace their entire body if injured]], [[EveryoneHasASpecialMove have individualized powers or built-in weapons]], and possess several other inherent advantages even separate from their [[HigherTechSpecies incredibly advanced technology]], they're not entirely wrong. Basically the only advantage humans have is that they can reproduce without [[GaisLament draining planet's dry of life energy]].

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* The only known alien race in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is the gems, who are superhumanly strong, tough, and agile, capable of VoluntaryShapeshifting, [[TheAgeless don't age]], [[TheNeedless don't need to eat, drink, or sleep]], [[FromASingleCell can replace their entire body if injured]], [[EveryoneHasASpecialMove have individualized powers or built-in weapons]], and possess several other inherent advantages even separate from their [[HigherTechSpecies incredibly advanced technology]], they're not entirely wrong. Basically the only advantage humans have is that they can reproduce without [[GaisLament [[GaiasLament draining planet's dry of life energy]].
3rd Jan '17 4:08:17 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', the Crystal Gems have an attitude towards humanity most comparable to WhiteMansBurden. They'll die to protect life on Earth... but they're also incredibly derisive towards the idea of humans being able to help or know about such defense, to the point where Pearl at one point comments offhandedly that she wonders why their response to a power outage she caused isn't reversion to being hunter-gatherers. Given that gems are superhumanly strong, tough, and agile, capable of VoluntaryShapeshifting, [[TheAgeless don't age]], [[TheNeedless don't need to eat, drink, or sleep]], [[FromASingleCell can replace their entire body if injured]], have built-in weapons, and possess several other inherent advantages even separate from their [[HigherTechSpecies incredibly advanced technology]], they're not entirely wrong.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', The only known alien race in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is the Crystal Gems have an attitude towards humanity most comparable to WhiteMansBurden. They'll die to protect life on Earth... but they're also incredibly derisive towards the idea of humans being able to help or know about such defense, to the point where Pearl at one point comments offhandedly that she wonders why their response to a power outage she caused isn't reversion to being hunter-gatherers. Given that gems gems, who are superhumanly strong, tough, and agile, capable of VoluntaryShapeshifting, [[TheAgeless don't age]], [[TheNeedless don't need to eat, drink, or sleep]], [[FromASingleCell can replace their entire body if injured]], [[EveryoneHasASpecialMove have individualized powers or built-in weapons, weapons]], and possess several other inherent advantages even separate from their [[HigherTechSpecies incredibly advanced technology]], they're not entirely wrong.wrong. Basically the only advantage humans have is that they can reproduce without [[GaisLament draining planet's dry of life energy]].
19th Dec '16 1:40:25 PM Yukianesa
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* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', humans on average were always weaker in at least one stat than any other race: elves had agility (and sometimes intelligence), dwarves had strength and endurance, and so on. But until the third edition of the game, the other races were limited in their choice of classes and their advancement therein, while humans could take up any profession and progress to any experience level with no restrictions. In Third Edition, classes are opened up to all races, but humans get more skill points and a bonus feat, representing their "versatility" as the JackOfAllStats of the setting.

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* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', humans on average were always weaker in at least one stat than any other race: elves had agility (and sometimes intelligence), dwarves had strength and endurance, and so on. But until the third edition of the game, the other races were limited in their choice of classes and their advancement therein, while humans could take up any profession and progress to any experience level with no restrictions. In Third Edition, classes are opened up to all races, but humans get more skill points and a bonus feat, representing their "versatility" as the JackOfAllStats of the setting. In 5E, human characters can opt for either +1 to every ability score, or +1 to two ability scores, an extra proficiency and a feat (the player chooses).
13th Nov '16 3:54:20 PM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'': It appears that humanity is very far south of the average tech level of the universe. All life on Earth is wiped out as a ''side effect'' of a battle in orbit between two warring alien powers (though we later learn that ''part'' of one side of the conflict was deliberately targetting Earth). Humanity only survived by a rushed evacuation of the homeworld into unknown space, [[spoiler:and even the technology to do that was gifted by a friendly alien... on their own, humans would have been screwed]]. The leaders of humanity are later dismayed to find out that the multi-species alien army that's very nearly caused humanity's extinction is considered nothing more than a minor crime syndicate by the ruling governments of local space (which, incidentally, encompasses ''multiple'' galaxies).

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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'': It appears that humanity is very far south of the average tech level of the universe. All life on Earth is wiped out as a ''side effect'' of a battle in orbit between two warring alien powers (though we later learn that ''part'' at least a portion of one side of the conflict was deliberately targetting Earth). Humanity only survived by a rushed evacuation of the homeworld into unknown space, [[spoiler:and even the technology to do that was gifted by a friendly alien... on their own, humans would have been screwed]]. The leaders of humanity are later dismayed to find out that the multi-species alien army that's very nearly caused humanity's extinction is considered nothing more than a minor crime syndicate by the ruling governments of local space (which, incidentally, encompasses ''multiple'' galaxies).
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