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24th Jan '16 12:16:34 PM CountDorku
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* While not aliens, the [[ProudWarriorRace Qunari]] in ''Franchise/DragonAge'' definitely qualify. They follow the way of the Qun, a strange philosophy that demands complete obedience and devotion, to the point that they don't have proper names. Their titles/ranks ''are'' their names. In ''Dragon Age II'', the Arishok constantly refers to anyone non-Qunari as ''bas'', meaning "thing". Four years in the ''extremely'' chaotic city of Kirkwall drives the big guy nearly insane. It doesn't help that the Viscount of Kirkwall keeps trying to appease the Arishok, which only shows weakness. The stuff they do to mages, though, is more of the Nazi variety. They are chained, their lips are [[AndIMustScream sewn together]], and they are controlled with special yoke that keeps them obedient. Kinda makes what the templars do to human and elven mages nice by comparison. ** The Qunari also refuse to explain their reasoning or their philosophy to any ''bas'', claiming these explanations are a waste of time. If you're not already of the Qun, then you won't understand it. In ''Origins'', it took the whole game to get Sten to admit that the reason he went ballistic and slaughtered a family of farmers was because his sword was missing, a great shame for a Qunari.
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* While not aliens, the [[ProudWarriorRace Qunari]] in ''Franchise/DragonAge'' definitely qualify. They follow the way of the Qun, a strange philosophy that demands complete obedience and devotion, to the point that they don't have proper names. Their names; their titles/ranks ''are'' are their names.names, and a personal name is more like a social security number than anything else. In ''Dragon Age II'', the Arishok constantly refers to anyone non-Qunari as ''bas'', meaning "thing". Four years in the ''extremely'' chaotic city of Kirkwall drives the big guy nearly insane. It doesn't help that the Viscount of Kirkwall keeps trying to appease the Arishok, which only shows weakness. The stuff they do to mages, though, is more of the Nazi variety. They are chained, their lips are [[AndIMustScream sewn together]], and they are controlled with special yoke that keeps them obedient. Kinda makes what the templars do to human and elven mages nice by comparison. ** The Qunari who aren't members of the priesthood also refuse to explain their reasoning or their philosophy to any ''bas'', claiming these explanations are a waste of time. If you're not already of the Qun, then you won't understand it. it, and in any case their role is to kill people, not educate them. In ''Origins'', it took the whole game to get Sten to admit that the reason he went ballistic and slaughtered a family of farmers was because his sword was missing, a great shame for a Qunari.Qunari, and getting information out of the Arishok in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' generally requires a winch - and both Sten and the Arishok are assigned to the military caste. Iron Bull in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' is a lot more forthcoming, because as a Ben-Hassrath, he ''is'' part of the priesthood and explaining things ''is'' part of his role.

* The Krynn in ''VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations 2''. The Altairians would also be an example if their religion wasn't built entirely from sunshine, kittens and rainbows.
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* The Krynn in ''VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations 2''.2''; their dedication to spreading their religion is why they have some of the best cultural subversion tech in ''Twilight of the Arnor''. The Altairians would also be an example if their religion wasn't built entirely from sunshine, kittens and rainbows.
17th Jan '16 5:15:54 PM nombretomado
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* The Ilwrath from ''StarControl II'', who worship twin gods of cruelty and pain; their worship rituals take the form of killing and maiming en masse. Did we mention you can drive them into a religious civil war by impersonating these gods? The Kohr-Ah also talk about a religious belief that sterilizing other races will increase the chances of you reincarnating as a Kohr-Ah, so they might count too. The Mycon talk incessantly about something called "Juffo-Wup" with what seems to be a religious devotion ("Juffo-Wup is the light in the darkness, the heat in the cold. All else is non-fulfilled Void."), though at times it comes across more as insane babbling than actual religion.
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* The Ilwrath from ''StarControl II'', ''VideoGame/StarControlII'', who worship twin gods of cruelty and pain; their worship rituals take the form of killing and maiming en masse. Did we mention you can drive them into a religious civil war by impersonating these gods? The Kohr-Ah also talk about a religious belief that sterilizing other races will increase the chances of you reincarnating as a Kohr-Ah, so they might count too. The Mycon talk incessantly about something called "Juffo-Wup" with what seems to be a religious devotion ("Juffo-Wup is the light in the darkness, the heat in the cold. All else is non-fulfilled Void."), though at times it comes across more as insane babbling than actual religion.

* The Ur-Quan Kzer-Za from the ''StarControl'' series, who rationalize that they are protecting the races they conquer from both outside destructive forces and their own uncivilized impulses. Also, in a dash of Other, they have a species-wide FreudianExcuse (due to GeneticMemory and a ''really'' bad history), but regard 'exterminate all other species' as [[EvenEvilHasStandards a step too far]].
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* The Ur-Quan Kzer-Za from the ''StarControl'' ''VideoGame/StarControl'' series, who rationalize that they are protecting the races they conquer from both outside destructive forces and their own uncivilized impulses. Also, in a dash of Other, they have a species-wide FreudianExcuse (due to GeneticMemory and a ''really'' bad history), but regard 'exterminate all other species' as [[EvenEvilHasStandards a step too far]].
17th Jan '16 5:15:29 PM nombretomado
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* The Ur-Quan Kohr-Ah from ''StarControl II'', complete with red eyes and black exoskeletons, except that they are [[spoiler:sympathetic villains with a real tear-jerker story.]] They still count, but it loses a lot of impact. There is also a dash of Aliens as Religious Fundamentalists, as while they don't kill you ''because'' of their religion, it does provide them with an excuse for why it is an acceptable method to reach their goal (they believe in reincarnation, and apparently believes it applies to all sapient beings. Any killed alien hence has a chance of being reborn as an Ur-Quan, meaning there's no real moral issue with killing everyone non-Ur-Quan to ensure the Ur-Quan are safe from enslavement).
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* The Ur-Quan Kohr-Ah from ''StarControl II'', ''VideoGame/StarControlII'', complete with red eyes and black exoskeletons, except that they are [[spoiler:sympathetic villains with a real tear-jerker story.]] They still count, but it loses a lot of impact. There is also a dash of Aliens as Religious Fundamentalists, as while they don't kill you ''because'' of their religion, it does provide them with an excuse for why it is an acceptable method to reach their goal (they believe in reincarnation, and apparently believes it applies to all sapient beings. Any killed alien hence has a chance of being reborn as an Ur-Quan, meaning there's no real moral issue with killing everyone non-Ur-Quan to ensure the Ur-Quan are safe from enslavement).
13th Dec '15 5:12:21 PM Willbyr
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* KenichiSonoda (of ''GunsmithCats'' fame)'s ''CannonGodExaxxion'''s main antagonists, the Riofaldians, have many similarities to the Nazis, especially the sinister Major Rya'am & Lt. Za'ire, who are basically alien versions of Josef Mengele & Film/IlsaSheWolfOfTheSS. Interestingly, they're actually a lot closer overall to another of the Axis Powers, namely ImperialJapan, which is probably why the series was never made into an anime...
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* KenichiSonoda Creator/KenichiSonoda (of ''GunsmithCats'' ''Manga/GunsmithCats'' fame)'s ''CannonGodExaxxion'''s ''Manga/CannonGodExaxxion'''s main antagonists, the Riofaldians, have many similarities to the Nazis, especially the sinister Major Rya'am & Lt. Za'ire, who are basically alien versions of Josef Mengele & Film/IlsaSheWolfOfTheSS. Interestingly, they're actually a lot closer overall to another of the Axis Powers, namely ImperialJapan, which is probably why the series was never made into an anime...

* The Gamilas / Gamilons from ''SpaceBattleShipYamato / StarBlazers.'' Desslok's title is "Leader" (that is, Fuhrer) and he commands an extremely loyal cult of personality. The Gamilons appear to be a completely militarized people who are utterly contemptuous of "barbarian" races. They even give the Nazi salute. In spite of all this, Desslok [[spoiler: experiences a HeelRealization at the end of the second season and calls off his war with humanity.]]
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* The Gamilas / Gamilons from ''SpaceBattleShipYamato / StarBlazers.'' ''Anime/SpaceBattleShipYamato''. Desslok's title is "Leader" (that is, Fuhrer) and he commands an extremely loyal cult of personality. The Gamilons appear to be a completely militarized people who are utterly contemptuous of "barbarian" races. They even give the Nazi salute. In spite of all this, Desslok [[spoiler: experiences a HeelRealization at the end of the second season and calls off his war with humanity.]]
10th Dec '15 7:43:06 PM nombretomado
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* In the post-ZeroHour version of the ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}, the insectoid teleporter Gates is a ''sympathetic'' communist character. Although a hero, he is also a frequent source of [[PluckyComicRelief comic relief]] as a DeadpanSnarker at the LSH's capitalist society. Could also be considered a clever Lampshade Hanging, in the implication that ''only'' a race of [[BeePeople hive insects]] could ever make communism really work. Later his snarking was to a more racist bent, emphasizing his bias against vertebrates, though by then he had generally mellowed and the snarking came across more as teasing than as serious insults.
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* In the post-ZeroHour post-''ComicBook/ZeroHour'' version of the ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}, the insectoid teleporter Gates is a ''sympathetic'' communist character. Although a hero, he is also a frequent source of [[PluckyComicRelief comic relief]] as a DeadpanSnarker at the LSH's capitalist society. Could also be considered a clever Lampshade Hanging, in the implication that ''only'' a race of [[BeePeople hive insects]] could ever make communism really work. Later his snarking was to a more racist bent, emphasizing his bias against vertebrates, though by then he had generally mellowed and the snarking came across more as teasing than as serious insults.
28th Nov '15 6:27:27 PM karstovich2
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** Subverted, however, in the case of the Thennanin. Although at first rather hostile towards humans, the Thennanin--and particularly Ambassador Kault--take the whole "respect tradition" schtick seriously, and are persuaded to become allies of Earthclan when [[spoiler:gorillas, as "Garthlings" elect to be uplifted by the Thennanin]].
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** Subverted, however, in the case of the Thennanin. Although at first rather hostile towards humans, the Thennanin--and particularly Ambassador Kault--take the whole "respect tradition" schtick seriously, and are persuaded to become allies of Earthclan when [[spoiler:gorillas, as "Garthlings" "Garthlings", elect to be uplifted by the Thennanin]].
18th Nov '15 11:06:58 PM theglaceon500
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* Fanfic/TheCrimsonGarment reimagines the Life Fibers a mix between Nazis and Communists. They're SocialDarwinist [[EvilutionaryBiologist Evilutionary Biologists]] who [[PuppeteerParasite latch on to human hosts]], enhancing their intellectual and physical capabilities in exchange for control over their own body. If humans wear Life Fibers for too long, their sense of self and identity will be destroyed.
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* Fanfic/TheCrimsonGarment ''Fanfic/TheCrimsonGarment'' reimagines the Life Fibers a mix between Nazis and Communists. They're SocialDarwinist [[EvilutionaryBiologist Evilutionary Biologists]] who [[PuppeteerParasite latch on to human hosts]], enhancing their intellectual and physical capabilities in exchange for control over their own body. If humans wear Life Fibers for too long, their sense of self and identity will be destroyed.
17th Oct '15 12:19:12 PM Anddrix
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* The [[GreenLantern Sinestro Corps]] enforce totalitarianism on any planet they have the manpower to conquer, as per the ideals of their founder and leader {{Sinestro}}, who ''single-handedly'' turned his homeworld of Korugar into a Nazi-esque nation-state back when he was a Green Lantern. As an added bonus, their power rings are fueled by the fear they instill into others!
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* The [[GreenLantern Sinestro Corps]] enforce totalitarianism on any planet they have the manpower to conquer, as per the ideals of their founder and leader {{Sinestro}}, Sinestro, who ''single-handedly'' turned his homeworld of Korugar into a Nazi-esque nation-state back when he was a Green Lantern. As an added bonus, their power rings are fueled by the fear they instill into others!
25th Sep '15 11:30:13 PM nombretomado
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* In ''OldMansWar'' by John Scalzi, the entire plot revolves around every galactic species being at war with each other over inhabitable planets. Humans are amongst the worst.
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* In ''OldMansWar'' ''Literature/OldMansWar'' by John Scalzi, the entire plot revolves around every galactic species being at war with each other over inhabitable planets. Humans are amongst the worst.
17th Sep '15 4:15:42 PM nombretomado
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* The [[PostCrisis current version of the]] Thanagarian race from TheDCU (HumanAliens from a planet orbiting Polaris) have an expansionist culture with a fascist government, though individual Thanagarians aren't all evil. Comparisons to the Nazis don't end there: They have a red-and-black insignia and make use of raptor imagery. Recent developments have seen the rise of a new faction of Thanagarian religious fanatics that fit the "aliens as religious fundamentalists" subtrope. ** And to think, before the [[CrisisOnInfiniteEarths Crisis]] they were a CrystalSpiresAndTogas utopia. Ah well, [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks that's Nineties comics for you.]]
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* The [[PostCrisis [[ComicBook/PostCrisis current version of the]] Thanagarian race from TheDCU (HumanAliens from a planet orbiting Polaris) have an expansionist culture with a fascist government, though individual Thanagarians aren't all evil. Comparisons to the Nazis don't end there: They have a red-and-black insignia and make use of raptor imagery. Recent developments have seen the rise of a new faction of Thanagarian religious fanatics that fit the "aliens as religious fundamentalists" subtrope. ** And to think, before the [[CrisisOnInfiniteEarths [[ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths Crisis]] they were a CrystalSpiresAndTogas utopia. Ah well, [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks that's Nineties comics for you.]]
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