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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.
26th Nov '16 12:18:52 PM EDP
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* The Evronians from ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' have the Coolflames: a HordeOfAlienLocusts, the Evronians don't stop at sacking all resources of a planet and destroying everything they don't have a use for, but they'll also [[EmotionEater drain all emotions from most inhabitants]] with a process that turns them into mindless slaves, usually used for (very) unskilled manual labor but occasionally as support for their troops and human shields.
** Being a rather unusual Evronian, general [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Trauma]] had an army composed entirely by more classical slave mooks, raised among the few Evronian subjects that had not been turned into Coolflames, [[JustifiedTrope as he was planning a coup and couldn't trust Evronian troops]]. It backfired on him ''hard'', as he treated his troops extremely bad and they dumped him in the middle of the coup.
22nd Nov '16 9:40:07 PM Galacton
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** Dr. Robotnik's MechaMooks the Badniks, which are powered by the animals trapped inside them.

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** Dr. Robotnik's Eggman/Robotnik's Badniks, MechaMooks the Badniks, which are powered by the tiny animals trapped inside them.
23rd Oct '16 5:52:03 PM MasterGhandalf
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* The Tenescowri of the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' are a particularly horrifying example. The cannon fodder of [[ReligionOfEvil the Pannion Domin]], they aren't permitted ''any'' supplies from their superiors, restricting them solely to what they can loot from the enemy. As such, they're lightly armed but driven to the point of madness by near starvation and will charge headlong at the enemy against all odds in the hope of slaking their hunger [[ImAHumanitarian by any means necessary]]. Though not very effective by most standards, [[ZergRush they have the weight of numbers]] on their side and their presence on a battlefield is horrifying enough to do a real number on the enemy's morale (and their own morale is virtually unbreakable on account of how they have to literally engage the enemy constantly or die a slow, horrible death). It's telling about how hellish [[EvilOverlord the Pannion Seer's]] rule is that people actually ''volunteer'' for the Tenescowri to escape what the Domin does to its civilian subjects.
19th Oct '16 5:47:03 PM nombretomado
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* Quite a few enemy soldiers in ''{{Drakengard}}'' are kidnapped, press-ganged unfortunates. This includes the ''children''

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* Quite a few enemy soldiers in ''{{Drakengard}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'' are kidnapped, press-ganged unfortunates. This includes the ''children''
20th Sep '16 4:29:57 PM Loekman3
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* ''VideoGame/Stronghold'' Crusader games has torch carrying slaves that are hired at the Mercenary Outpost. They are the weakest and cheapest unit of the whole game, and mainly used forsetting buildings on fire.

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* ''VideoGame/Stronghold'' Crusader ''VideoGame/{{Stronghold}}'' ''Crusader'' games has torch carrying slaves that are hired at the Mercenary Outpost. They are the weakest and cheapest unit of the whole game, and mainly used forsetting for setting buildings on fire.
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