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19th May '17 3:13:12 AM FlashRebel
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* [[Cthulhumanoid Mind Flayers]] in DungeonsAndDragons, as naturally born psionics, practice slave labor on humanoid races and love modifying their slaves with various implants to make them more obedient, better at combat or to use them as beacons to channel their psionic powers, and they don't hesitate to send them on the front line when needed.

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* [[Cthulhumanoid [[{{Cthulhumanoid}} Mind Flayers]] in DungeonsAndDragons, as naturally born psionics, practice slave labor on humanoid races and love modifying their slaves with various implants to make them more obedient, better at combat or to use them as beacons to channel their psionic powers, and they don't hesitate to send them on the front line when needed.
19th May '17 2:13:07 AM FlashRebel
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* [[Cthulhumanoid Mind Flayers]] in DungeonsAndDragons, as naturally born psionics, practice slave labor on humanoid races and love modifying their slaves with various implants to make them more obedient, better at combat or to use them as beacons to channel their psionic powers, and they don't hesitate to send them on the front line when needed.
26th Apr '17 7:57:46 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''The Damned'' series, the "allied species" (don't kid yourself) of the telepathic Amplitur have been so heavily brainwashed that they [[HappinessInSlavery happily throw themselves into battle]] in order to promote the Amplitur's "purpose", and will never refuse an order... sorry, never refuse a "polite request" (again, don't kid yourself) from an Amplitur. Ever. It never occurs to them to even consider refusing any such orders... sorry again, "polite requests".

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* In Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''The Damned'' ''Literature/TheDamned'' series, the "allied species" (don't kid yourself) of the telepathic Amplitur have been so heavily brainwashed that they [[HappinessInSlavery happily throw themselves into battle]] in order to promote the Amplitur's "purpose", and will never refuse an order... sorry, never refuse a "polite request" (again, don't kid yourself) from an Amplitur. Ever. It never occurs to them to even consider refusing any such orders... sorry again, "polite requests".
31st Mar '17 12:06:26 AM PaulA
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* The Winkies in ''TheWizardOfOz,'' stated in [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz the original book]], though only alluded to in [[Film/TheWizardOfOz the movie]] (the "hail to Dorothy, the wicked witch is dead!" scene). Likewise the Winged Monkeys, who only follow the Witch because she has the magic cap.

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* The Winkies in ''TheWizardOfOz,'' stated in [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz the original book]], though only alluded to in [[Film/TheWizardOfOz the movie]] (the "hail to Dorothy, the wicked witch is dead!" scene).''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz''. Likewise the Winged Monkeys, who only follow the Witch because she has the magic cap.
24th Mar '17 5:50:27 AM EvilKid
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* The most famous examples in Islam are the Caliphate's ghilman (who murdered four Caliphs in a row), Egypt's Mamelukes (Kypchaks who took over the government), and the Turkish Janissaries (well, not slaves, but at first they were kidnapped Christian children; more {{Tykebomb}}s, then). They weren't mooks, though, their employers certainly wouldn't have put with their disloyalty if they weren't good at what they did.

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* The most famous examples in Islam are the Caliphate's ghilman (who murdered four Caliphs in a row), Egypt's Mamelukes (Kypchaks who took over the government), and the Turkish Janissaries (well, not slaves, but at first they were kidnapped Christian children; children demanded as tithe; more {{Tykebomb}}s, then). They weren't mooks, though, their employers certainly wouldn't have put with their disloyalty if they weren't good at what they did.
21st Feb '17 11:07:50 AM Kakai
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** ''Literature/NewJediOrder'' brings us the [[LizardFolk Chazrach]], reptilian slave soldiers of the [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Yuuzhan Vong]]. They're an almost tragic case in that they started out as conquered subjects of the Vong, and over the centuries, underwent progressive genetic "shaping" that eventually rendered them little more than mindless automatons, with no greater instinct beyond fighting for their masters. As Jedi Master Lar Le'ung puts it, "They have no free will, so do not try to reason with them". [[spoiler: It later turns out that Supreme Overlord Shimmra, the supposed BigBad of the story, is in fact something similar to his Force-sensitive evil Jester Onimi, though this is through MindControl rather than genetic manipulation. That said, it is implied that the real Shimmra was actually every bit as evil and bloodthirsty as he appeared to be, so his KarmicDeath is well deserved.]]
* The Winkies in ''TheWizardOfOz,'' stated in [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz the original book]], though only alluded to in [[Film/TheWizardOfOz the movie]] (the "hail to Dorothy, the wicked witch is dead!" scene). Likewise the Winged Monkeys, who only follow the Witch because she has the magic cap.
* This is a point in ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'': the events of [[GreatOffscreenWar the long-ago war]] against [[TheEmpire the Evil Empire]] has led the people of Ankh-Morpork and surrounds to view [[spoiler: orcs]] as AlwaysChaoticEvil, but they forget about the men with whips behind them.


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* ''Literature/NewJediOrder'' brings us the [[LizardFolk Chazrach]], reptilian slave soldiers of the [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Yuuzhan Vong]]. They're an almost tragic case in that they started out as conquered subjects of the Vong, and over the centuries, underwent progressive genetic "shaping" that eventually rendered them little more than mindless automatons, with no greater instinct beyond fighting for their masters. As Jedi Master Lar Le'ung puts it, "They have no free will, so do not try to reason with them". [[spoiler: It later turns out that Supreme Overlord Shimmra, the supposed BigBad of the story, is in fact something similar to his Force-sensitive evil Jester Onimi, though this is through MindControl rather than genetic manipulation. That said, it is implied that the real Shimmra was actually every bit as evil and bloodthirsty as he appeared to be, so his KarmicDeath is well deserved.]]
* The Winkies in ''TheWizardOfOz,'' stated in [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz the original book]], though only alluded to in [[Film/TheWizardOfOz the movie]] (the "hail to Dorothy, the wicked witch is dead!" scene). Likewise the Winged Monkeys, who only follow the Witch because she has the magic cap.
* This is a point in ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'': the events of [[GreatOffscreenWar the long-ago war]] against [[TheEmpire the Evil Empire]] has led the people of Ankh-Morpork and surrounds to view [[spoiler: orcs]] as AlwaysChaoticEvil, but they forget about the men with whips behind them.
* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', most Cleaved are completely devoid of free will and are under Esme's total control.
28th Jan '17 4:39:00 PM steam66
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* ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' has its zombies, slaves to Hell.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' has its zombies, slaves to Hell. Exactly how intelligent they are varies from game to game- Doom 1 and 2 featured slow-moving, inaccurately-firing zombies that seemed to be nothing more than animated and armed corpses, but Doom 3 features zombies capable of tactical manuevers and radio communication. Doom 2016 splits it between mindless scientist zombies and soldiers that are capable of advanced movement skills, charging their plasma guns, and which are explicitly stated to retain some cognizance. All of them seem to be quite willing to slaughter humans and eat their flesh, though.
23rd Dec '16 3:10:12 PM Prometheus117
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** Of the Covenant, the Grunts are the most obviously enslaved species. They are at the very bottom of the Covenant Hierarchy, even below the hired mercenaries. They're used for all the menial tasks and militarily are [[ZergRush are used en masse]] due to their apparent [[WeHaveReserves large population and high reproductive rate]]. Killing a Grunt isn't even a crime among the Covenant races. By the end of the ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', [[spoiler:a full-scale civil war has ensued between the Elites and Brutes of the Covenant, with Grunts caught on both sides]]. That said, ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'' implies that Grunts have achieved a slightly higher status in post-Covenant factions, likely because they have more recourse to defect if they're ''too'' unhappy; it's even hinted in the background lore that some have broken away and formed their own independent factions.

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** Of the Covenant, the Grunts are the most obviously enslaved species. They are at the very bottom of the Covenant Hierarchy, even below the hired mercenaries. They're used for all the menial tasks and militarily are [[ZergRush are used en masse]] due to their apparent [[WeHaveReserves large population and high reproductive rate]]. Killing a Grunt isn't even a crime among the Covenant races. By the end of the ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', [[spoiler:a full-scale civil war has ensued between the Elites and Brutes of the Covenant, with Grunts caught on both sides]]. That said, ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'' implies that Grunts have achieved a slightly higher status in post-Covenant factions, likely because they have more recourse to defect if they're ''too'' unhappy; it's even hinted in the background lore that some have broken away and formed their own independent factions. Heck, there are audio logs and books that show that some Grunts [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority managed to rise and become squad leaders]] ''[[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking to entire Elite units]]''.
10th Dec '16 9:54:19 PM merotoker
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** {{Subverted}} with the Vendura Kado: a genetically engineered Centauri sub-race with increased intellect that is kept into slavery and often serve in the military, they're considered a cultural treasure and treated almost as well as any free Centauri who holds their same job, position and skill.

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** {{Subverted}} {{Subverted|Trope}} with the Vendura Kado: a genetically engineered Centauri sub-race with increased intellect that is kept into slavery and often serve in the military, they're considered a cultural treasure and treated almost as well as any free Centauri who holds their same job, position and skill.
26th Nov '16 12:29:33 PM EDP
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* The Centauri from ''Series/BabylonFive'' may raise regiments of soldiers among their slaves (only those of Centauri race, as [[GenreSavvy they understand perfectly the dangers of raising slave regiments among their subject races]]), but only if things are so bad that not even [[{{Conscription}} drafting their civilian population]] isn't enough.
** {{Subverted}} with the Vendura Kado: a genetically engineered Centauri sub-race with increased intellect that is kept into slavery and often serve in the military, they're considered a cultural treasure and treated almost as well as any free Centauri who holds their same job, position and skill.
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