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17th May '16 10:10:48 PM HiddenWindshield
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* The [[MeaningfulName Helot]] genetic upgrade from ''{{GURPS}}: Bio-Tech'' produces people that are humble, docile and non-aggressive. [[BlatantLies The designers claim this is just to help them function in urban societies.]]\\
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GURPS Aliens has the Trulls, who had been genetically-engineered this way some time in the distant past. They are, if anything, more extreme than the Helot upgrades; they can't do much of anything without a master--and the setting makes slavery illegal. (Using servants of this species is tolerated by most governments, but it's considered a major dilemma, and all normal labor laws apply.) The species was abandoned by its masters long ago; the masters left complex instructions for maintaining a society, but eventually changing conditions made the orders inapplicable and many of them simply starved.

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The [[MeaningfulName Helot]] genetic upgrade from ''{{GURPS}}: ''GURPS: Bio-Tech'' produces people that are humble, docile and non-aggressive. [[BlatantLies The designers claim this is just to help them function in urban societies.]]\\
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GURPS Aliens
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** ''GURPS: Aliens''
has the Trulls, who had been genetically-engineered this way some time in the distant past. They are, if anything, more extreme than the Helot upgrades; they can't do much of anything without a master--and the setting makes slavery illegal. (Using servants of this species is tolerated by most governments, but it's considered a major dilemma, and all normal labor laws apply.) The species was abandoned by its masters long ago; the masters left complex instructions for maintaining a society, but eventually changing conditions made the orders inapplicable and many of them simply starved.
17th May '16 10:02:31 PM HiddenWindshield
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* The ''hertasi'', a reptilian race created by a wizard in MercedesLackey's ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series. They serve the [[MagicalNativeAmerican Hawkbrothers]] in return for protection, as the Hawkbrothers live in a LostWoods contaminated by WildMagic. Some ''hertasi'' live more independently in areas that have been magically "cleaned."
* ''Hertasi'' often mimic the fads of chefs and clothing designer in our world. Little snacks, much like tapas, showed up some years ago. So did "mineral drink", rather like Gatorade. Hertasi also design and create clothing for Hawkbrothers, to wear will dancing and otherwise performing. Heavy on the fringe and beadwork. They take great pride in their accomplishments.

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* The ''hertasi'', Hertasi, a reptilian race created by a wizard in MercedesLackey's ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series. They serve the [[MagicalNativeAmerican Hawkbrothers]] in return for protection, as the Hawkbrothers both species live in a LostWoods {{lost woods}} contaminated by WildMagic. {{wild magic}}. Some ''hertasi'' Hertasi live more independently in areas that have been magically "cleaned."
* ''Hertasi'' often mimic the fads of chefs and clothing designer in our world. Little snacks, much like tapas, showed up some years ago. So did "mineral drink", rather like Gatorade. Hertasi also design and create clothing for Hawkbrothers, to wear will dancing and otherwise performing. Heavy on the fringe and beadwork. They take great pride in their accomplishments.
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17th May '16 9:46:47 PM HiddenWindshield
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* In ''{{Literature/Remnants}}, the species which humans dub "Blue Meanies" call themselves the Children, specifically of the massive spaceship called [[OneBadMother Mother]]. Mother's creators, the [[StarfishAliens Shipwrights]], created the Children to maintain her, but then exiled them for unknown reasons; since the Children still think of Mother as their god, they're trying to regain control. Another species, "Squids," currently do Mother's maintenance, and don't seem self-aware from anything that we see.

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* In ''{{Literature/Remnants}}, ''{{Literature/Remnants}}'', the species which humans dub "Blue Meanies" call themselves the Children, specifically of the massive spaceship called [[OneBadMother Mother]]. Mother's creators, the [[StarfishAliens Shipwrights]], created the Children to maintain her, but then exiled them for unknown reasons; since the Children still think of Mother as their god, they're trying to regain control. Another species, "Squids," currently do Mother's maintenance, and don't seem self-aware from anything that we see.
16th May '16 7:33:11 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* {{The Fa|irFolk}}e [[http://www.rhjunior.com/totq/00452.html are described as this]] in ''TalesOfTheQuestor'' and can also serve as an one example of what happens when a ServantRace loses its masters.

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* {{The Fa|irFolk}}e [[http://www.rhjunior.com/totq/00452.html are described as this]] in ''TalesOfTheQuestor'' ''Webcomic/TalesOfTheQuestor'' and can also serve as an one example of what happens when a ServantRace loses its masters.
28th Apr '16 1:17:23 PM Vir
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* It's revealed in the second season of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' that Pearl is a part of a servant race to other Gems. According to Peridot, pearls are made-to-order servants, and are more status symbols than workers. Pearl is unusual in that she acts as an individual instead of being someone's slave. Her servile origins still show through in some of her behavior, including obsessive loyalty to the people she cares for (including her now-deceased original owner Rose Quartz) and a persistent inferiority complex that really caused problems throughout the series.

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* It's revealed in the second season of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' that Pearl is a part of a servant race to other Gems. According to Peridot, pearls Pearls are made-to-order servants, and are more status symbols than workers. Pearl is unusual in that she acts as an individual instead of being someone's slave. Her servile origins still show through in some of her behavior, including obsessive loyalty to the people she cares for (including her now-deceased original owner Rose Quartz) and a persistent inferiority complex that really caused problems throughout the series.
28th Apr '16 1:16:32 PM Vir
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** We later see two other [[spoiler: pearls]] each owned by a Diamond, the ruling class gems. Both are clearly "designed" to mimic their masters' hairstyles, gem placement, and color schemes. Of these two, Blue Diamond's seems to just serve a status symbol [[TheQuietOne who never speaks]], while Yellow Diamond's acts as a [[SassySecretary secretary with a surprising amount of emotion]] in which unlike Blue Diamond's Pearl, she seems to work for her mistress.

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** We later see two other [[spoiler: pearls]] Pearls each owned by a Diamond, the ruling class gems. Both are clearly "designed" to mimic their masters' hairstyles, gem placement, and color schemes. Of these two, Blue Diamond's seems to just serve a status symbol [[TheQuietOne who never speaks]], while Yellow Diamond's acts as a [[SassySecretary secretary with a surprising amount of emotion]] in which unlike Blue Diamond's Pearl, she seems to work for her mistress.
22nd Apr '16 3:37:24 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Zentraedi of ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' were created by the Protoculture because the latter did not want to bloody their own hands with war. Therefore all Protoculture wars were fought by the Zentraedi, who were raised without exposure to entertainment or culture of any kind, devoting 100% of their time to war. The Protoculture were GenreSavvy enough to put a mental block in the Zentraedi to prevent them from attacking their masters, but when circumstances forced them to remove this block to fight a very deadly enemy, they couldn't turn it back on, and the Zentraedi rebelled.

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* The Zentraedi of ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' were created by the Protoculture because the latter did not want to bloody their own hands with war. Therefore all Protoculture wars were fought by the Zentraedi, who were raised without exposure to entertainment or culture of any kind, devoting 100% of their time to war. The Protoculture were GenreSavvy enough to put a mental block in the Zentraedi to prevent them from attacking their masters, but when circumstances forced them to remove this block to fight a very deadly enemy, they couldn't turn it back on, and the Zentraedi rebelled.
19th Apr '16 8:55:45 AM Allronix
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* While {{Disney}} does their best to play this down, the User-Believer programs of the ''Film/{{Tron}}'' universe technically are this to their human creators, who they revere as creator Gods. The twist is that most humans don't have a clue that their software is sentient. [[WhatIfGodWasOneOfUs Of the ones in the franchise who did find out?]] Kevin Flynn embraced it [[{{Film/TronLegacy}} (until it blew up in his face).]] [[{{Tron20}} Jet Bradley]] had a mental breakdown and refused to touch a computer for months.
15th Apr '16 5:48:55 AM Elisabel
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** [[Main/TheIgor Igors]] are this too - mad surgery skills have been passed down among them for centuries. But the traditional ones have certain standards about [[MadScientist which masters]] they'll serve. In ''[[Discworld/Making Money]]'', one gets fed up with his employer being a merely polite, socially awkward scientist rather than a mad one, and finally manages to goad him into giving a morally ambiguous order and following it with an EvilLaugh.

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** [[Main/TheIgor Igors]] are this too - mad surgery skills have been passed down among them for centuries. But the traditional ones have certain standards about [[MadScientist which masters]] they'll serve. In ''[[Discworld/Making Money]]'', ''Making Money'', one gets fed up with his employer being a merely polite, socially awkward scientist rather than a mad one, and finally manages to goad him into giving a morally ambiguous order and following it with an EvilLaugh.
15th Apr '16 5:48:11 AM Elisabel
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** [[Main/TheIgor Igors]] are this too - mad surgery skills have been passed down among them for centuries. But the traditional ones have certain standards about [[MadScientist which masters]] they'll serve. In ''[[Discworld/Making Money]]'', one gets fed up with his employer being a merely polite, socially awkward scientist rather than a mad one, and finally manages to goad him into giving a morally ambiguous order and following it with an EvilLaugh.
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