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1st Nov '17 4:24:56 PM MasterN
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* [[spoiler: The Incubators]] from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' have no problem [[spoiler: sacrificing the entire Earth and everyone in it]] in order to [[spoiler: extract all the energy needed to [[WellIntentionedExtremist keep the universe running]]]]. [[HumansAreInsects They outright compare us to cattle]].
21st Oct '17 2:02:57 AM Sanokal
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** Of course, it should be remembered that BadassNormal is also in full effect at the same time.
13th Oct '17 3:33:36 PM CaptEquinox
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One thing humans can do to balance the scales, apparently, is mate with any of these superior species to create {{Half Human Hybrid}}s with those traits. Sometimes even humans that were only ''raised'' by aliens are likely to [[LamarckWasRight somehow "inherit" abilities]] from their foster parents. The [[HumanAliens more "human" the alien is]], the greater the apparent tendency to give them superpowers.

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One thing humans can do to balance the scales, apparently, is mate with any of these superior species to create {{Half Human Hybrid}}s with those traits. Sometimes even humans that were only ''raised'' by aliens are likely to [[LamarckWasRight somehow "inherit" abilities]] from their foster parents.parents, or at least to pick things up as learned skills. The [[HumanAliens more "human" the alien is]], the greater the apparent tendency to give them superpowers.



* The eponymous Stranger in ''Literature/StrangerInAStrangeLand'' qualifies as "humans raised by aliens are likely to somehow 'inherit' abilities from their foster parents".
** Humans can gain these abilities too, so it's more of a training thing.

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* The eponymous Stranger in ''Literature/StrangerInAStrangeLand'' qualifies as "humans raised by aliens are likely to somehow 'inherit' pick up abilities as learned skills from their foster parents".
** Humans can gain these abilities too, so
parents". It could ''look'' like the "inherited" variety, until it's more of a training thing.shown that he can teach these skills to ordinary Terrans.
1st Oct '17 1:30:54 AM irrevenant
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Both as an excuse by the invading alien menace to do whatever they please, and as a reason by the Doctor as to why he defends Earthlings. The Doctor himself believes in this trope[[note]]although he often alternates between disparaging humanity and singing its praises[[/note]]. The Ninth Doctor occasionally called humans "stupid apes" and Twelve declared Earth to be the "Planet of the pudding brains".

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Both as an excuse by the invading alien menace to do whatever they please, and as a reason by the Doctor as to why he defends Earthlings. The Doctor himself believes in this trope[[note]]although he often alternates between disparaging humanity and spends just as much time singing its humanity's praises[[/note]]. The Ninth Doctor occasionally called humans "stupid apes" and Twelve declared Earth to be the "Planet of the pudding brains".
1st Oct '17 1:29:08 AM irrevenant
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Both as an excuse by the invading alien menace to do whatever they please, and as a reason by the Doctor as to why he defends Earthlings. The Doctor himself believes in this trope. The Ninth Doctor occasionally called humans "stupid apes" and Twelve declared Earth to be the "Planet of the pudding brains".

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Both as an excuse by the invading alien menace to do whatever they please, and as a reason by the Doctor as to why he defends Earthlings. The Doctor himself believes in this trope.trope[[note]]although he often alternates between disparaging humanity and singing its praises[[/note]]. The Ninth Doctor occasionally called humans "stupid apes" and Twelve declared Earth to be the "Planet of the pudding brains".
6th Sep '17 8:55:34 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' provides a fantasy example. The lesser Daedra, a catch-all term for the denizens of Oblivion, the infinite void surrounding Mundus (the mortal realm), are [[OurDemonsAreDifferent vaguely demonic]] inter-dimensional beings frequently [[{{Mooks}} found in service]] to the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Princes]]. They possess CompleteImmortality, and if their physical forms are slain, [[DeathIsCheap their spirits ("animus") simply returns to Oblivion to reform]]. Despite being an extremely varied group, one thing that the lesser Daedra near-universally believe is that they are ''unquestionably'' superior to mortals.
18th Jul '17 2:07:34 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', practically every world out there has access to {{Magitek}}... [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet with one of the few exceptions being earth]]. Earthlings have zero magic culture since the vast majority of them have diddly squat magic capabilities. However, as though following some strange law of averages to balance all the puny earthlings, it's mentioned that when the exceedingly rare earth mages are found, they tend to be sickeningly powerful ones like Nanoha, Hayate, and Gil Graham.

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* In ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', practically every world out there has access to {{Magitek}}... [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet with one of the few exceptions being earth]].Earth]]. Earthlings have zero magic culture since the vast majority of them have diddly squat magic capabilities. However, as though following some strange law of averages to balance all the puny earthlings, it's mentioned that when the exceedingly rare earth Earth mages are found, they tend to be sickeningly powerful ones like Nanoha, Hayate, and Gil Graham.
13th Jul '17 2:13:48 AM thatmadork
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* ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'': When playing as an alien species, Earth may sometimes spawn on the map with humans at a pre-space flight technological level. You could find them in the middle of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and crush the combined military might of the entire planet with a few legions of {{Super Soldier}}s. In other cases, Earth will spawn as a ''Tomb World'' ravaged by nuclear war and populated by sentient evolved cockroaches, and humans are just a distant memory.
12th Jul '17 3:54:30 AM Carnel
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** Reimu has special powers from the Hakurei bloodline, and has been noted to be closer to a sennin[[note]]someone who's transcended humanity by being a HermitGuru, basically. Not exactly a youkai, but not human, either[[/note]] than a regular human. Marisa ''acts'' like a youkai[[note]]given Touhou's metaphysics, this could well cause her to become one, even if she doesn't decide to become a magician youkai, which a few characters have commented on[[/note]], and most of her power comes from magical mushrooms and magical devices. Sakuya [[MysteriousPast may well not be human]]. Youmu is half yuurei[[note]]ghost, phantom, something like that. The fandom doesn't agree on the translation[[/note]]. Keine is a were-hakutaku, though it's not clear how much of her power comes from this. Kaguya and Mokou are immortals with a thousand or so years of experience. Eirin is ''[[TimeAbyss insanely]]'' old, and may be a god[[note]]She's based on one, and given that someone connected to her in the backstory became one...[[/note]]. Sanae is a god in addition to being human[[note]]not the same as being half god. Yes, it's weird[[/note]] and is helped by a couple of gods.

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** Reimu has special powers from the Hakurei bloodline, and has been noted to be closer to a sennin[[note]]someone who's transcended humanity by being a HermitGuru, basically. Not exactly a youkai, but not human, either[[/note]] than a regular human. Marisa ''acts'' like a youkai[[note]]given Touhou's metaphysics, this could well cause her to become one, even if she doesn't decide to become a magician youkai, which a few characters have commented on[[/note]], and most of her power comes from magical mushrooms and magical devices. Sakuya [[MysteriousPast may well not be human]]. Youmu is half yuurei[[note]]ghost, phantom, something like that. The fandom doesn't agree on the translation[[/note]]. Keine is a were-hakutaku, though it's not clear how much of her power comes from this. Kaguya and Mokou are immortals with a thousand or so years of experience. Eirin is ''[[TimeAbyss insanely]]'' old, and may be a god[[note]]She's based on one, and given that someone connected to her in the backstory became one...[[/note]]. Sanae is a god in addition to being human[[note]]not the same as being half god. Yes, it's weird[[/note]] and is helped by a couple of gods. Sakuya has the ability to [[TimeStandsStill increase or decrease the flow of time]] with her magical watch and the reflexes required to make good use of those abilities. Clownpiece is an example of a ''fairy'' capable of fighting youkai on an even footing, but only by being directly enhanced by the abilities of her patron goddess.



** [[spoiler: It is later revealed that the Lunarians created the youkai to terroize humanity from the Moon and stifle their ability to possibly venture there, making this setup fit the first definition of the trope.]]

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** [[spoiler: It is later revealed that the Lunarians [[BornOfMagic created the youkai youkai]] to [[LivingWeapon terroize humanity humanity]] from the Moon and stifle their ability to possibly venture there, making this setup fit the first definition of the trope.]]
12th Jul '17 3:39:56 AM Carnel
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* Humans in Gensoukyou, the setting of ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', are quite a bit weaker than and generally at the mercy of the {{youkai}} (fortunately, nowadays youkai are more concerned with [[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu tea parties]] than [[ToServeMan eating humans]]), only able to thwart the pathetically weak and [[TooDumbToLive deeply stupid]] fairies. Even the handful of humans that can effectively fight youkai are not quite normal:

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* Humans in Gensoukyou, the setting of ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', are quite a bit weaker than and generally at the mercy of the {{youkai}} (fortunately, nowadays youkai are more concerned with [[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu tea parties]] than [[ToServeMan eating humans]]), only able to thwart the pathetically weak and [[TooDumbToLive deeply stupid]] fairies.fairies who share their status as native terrans. Even the handful of humans that can effectively fight youkai are not quite normal:


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**[[spoiler: It is later revealed that the Lunarians created the youkai to terroize humanity from the Moon and stifle their ability to possibly venture there, making this setup fit the first definition of the trope.]]
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