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18th May '16 3:24:45 PM nombretomado
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* The MarvelCinematicUniverse has a solitary example: ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk,'' whom General Thunderbolt Ross says, in no uncertain terms "is property of the US Government". Specifically, since Banner tested an attempt to reverse-engineer [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger a super-soldier serum]] on himself, the power of the resultant HulkOut is seen by Ross as useful to the government as study. He's prepared to capture Banner and use him as a guinea pig/monster on a leash for the rest of his life.

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* The MarvelCinematicUniverse Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse has a solitary example: ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk,'' whom General Thunderbolt Ross says, in no uncertain terms "is property of the US Government". Specifically, since Banner tested an attempt to reverse-engineer [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger a super-soldier serum]] on himself, the power of the resultant HulkOut is seen by Ross as useful to the government as study. He's prepared to capture Banner and use him as a guinea pig/monster on a leash for the rest of his life.
17th May '16 8:09:25 AM Eievie
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In a setting where there is a WitchSpecies, aliens, fairies, or superpowers that show up with sufficient regularity, these {{Differently Powered Individual}}s will have the hardship of being hunted by those who want to exploit them for [[MainliningTheMonster money, power andů other uses]]. [[MutantDraftBoard The government]], corporations, {{Mad Scientist}}s and criminal organizations may seek to enslave and co-opt them to evil ends, such as spying, {{Super Soldier}}ing, ForScience! and many other purposes.

In extreme cases they may become a SlaveRace or EndangeredSpecies thanks to this FantasticRacism. The protagonists are likely a part of this oppressed group, and have to spend the story on the run from their oppressors, trying to escape their captors control, and/or thwarting their plans and helping their fellows escape. As a result of this trope, members of this oppressed group are likely to choose TranshumanTreachery and the [[AntiHumanAlliance enslavement (or eradication) of mankind]], which can be poetically {{trag|edy}}ic] if [[BewareTheSuperman the fear of this]] [[SelfFulfillingProphecy is what lead to the enslavement in the first place.]]

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In a setting where there is a WitchSpecies, aliens, fairies, or superpowers that show up with sufficient regularity, these {{Differently Powered Individual}}s will have the hardship of being hunted by those who want to exploit them for [[MainliningTheMonster money, power andů other uses]]. [[MutantDraftBoard The government]], corporations, {{Mad Scientist}}s and criminal organizations may seek to enslave and co-opt them to evil ends, such as spying, {{Super Soldier}}ing, ForScience! ForScience, and many other purposes.

In extreme cases they may become a SlaveRace or EndangeredSpecies thanks to this FantasticRacism. The protagonists are likely a part of this oppressed group, and have to spend the story on the run from their oppressors, trying to escape their captors control, and/or thwarting their plans and helping their fellows escape. As a result of this trope, members of this oppressed group are likely to choose TranshumanTreachery and the [[AntiHumanAlliance enslavement (or eradication) of mankind]], which can be poetically {{trag|edy}}ic] {{trag|edy}}ic if [[BewareTheSuperman the fear of this]] is [[SelfFulfillingProphecy is what lead to the enslavement in the first place.]]
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** We once did see the Hellfire Club having an ''actual superhuman auction.'' This isn't as [[BullyingADragon suicidally dumb]] as it sounds, as the MarvelUniverse has always had a population of lower-level superhumans - not always visible, but there. The club wasn't selling anyone who could kill you with their brain. Not to mention, the Hellfire Club is run by an Inner Circle of powerful superhumans in their own right. Natch, the X-Men had to break it up.

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** We once did see the Hellfire Club having an ''actual superhuman auction.'' This isn't as [[BullyingADragon suicidally dumb]] as it sounds, as the MarvelUniverse has always had a population of lower-level superhumans - not superhumans--not always visible, but there. The club wasn't selling anyone who could kill you with their brain. Not to mention, the Hellfire Club is run by an Inner Circle of powerful superhumans in their own right. Natch, the X-Men had to break it up.




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* ''[[Literature/MissPeregrinesHomeForPeculiarChildren Library of Souls]]'': Peculiars enslave and pimp other peculiars in Devil's Acre.
5th May '16 4:01:24 PM Eievie
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In a setting where there is a WitchSpecies, aliens, fairies, or superpowers that show up with sufficient regularity, these {{Differently Powered Individual}}s will have the hardship of being hunted by those who want to exploit them for [[MainliningTheMonster money, power and ...other uses]]. [[MutantDraftBoard The government]], corporations, {{Mad Scientist}}s and criminal organizations may seek to enslave and co-opt them to evil ends, such as spying, {{Super Soldier}}ing, ForScience! and many other purposes.

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In a setting where there is a WitchSpecies, aliens, fairies, or superpowers that show up with sufficient regularity, these {{Differently Powered Individual}}s will have the hardship of being hunted by those who want to exploit them for [[MainliningTheMonster money, power and ...andů other uses]]. [[MutantDraftBoard The government]], corporations, {{Mad Scientist}}s and criminal organizations may seek to enslave and co-opt them to evil ends, such as spying, {{Super Soldier}}ing, ForScience! and many other purposes.



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5th May '16 8:37:15 AM Bosco13
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* ''[[MahouTsukaiNoYome The Ancient Magus' Bride]]'' starts with Elias buying Chise from an auction for that deals in magical creatures.
26th Apr '16 12:35:14 PM Chabal2
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* ''{{Film/Deadpool}}'': [[strike:Francis]] Ajax runs a lab that creates brings latent superpowers in people, under the pretense of making superheroes out of them, then sells them off as super-slaves to various criminal organizations.
27th Mar '16 10:52:03 AM Sharlee
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** In the Classic story "Warrior's Gate", the Tharils are enslaved for their time-sensitivity, forced to work as navigators for human vessels by being strapped into mechanisms that can damage their minds from prolonged use.
27th Mar '16 10:48:43 AM Sharlee
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In a setting where there is a WitchSpecies, aliens, fairies, or superpowers that show up with sufficient regularity, these {{Differently Powered Individual}}s will have the hardship of being hunted by those who want to exploit them for money, power and ...other uses. [[MutantDraftBoard The government]], corporations, {{Mad Scientist}}s and criminal organizations may seek to enslave and co-opt them to evil ends, such as spying, {{Super Soldier}}ing, ForScience! and many other purposes.

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In a setting where there is a WitchSpecies, aliens, fairies, or superpowers that show up with sufficient regularity, these {{Differently Powered Individual}}s will have the hardship of being hunted by those who want to exploit them for [[MainliningTheMonster money, power and ...other uses.uses]]. [[MutantDraftBoard The government]], corporations, {{Mad Scientist}}s and criminal organizations may seek to enslave and co-opt them to evil ends, such as spying, {{Super Soldier}}ing, ForScience! and many other purposes.
19th Mar '16 3:55:00 PM Killztwice
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** In general, awakened magic users tend to fetch a premium in human trafficking rings.
13th Feb '16 8:21:29 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Manga/WitchHunterRobin'' had the inquisition out to mostly kill witches, but the Japanese branch wasn't averse to recruiting witches... in order to use them to hunt down their own kind. The ones they captured were then enslaved (or [[HumanResources processed]], it's not clear) to produce "orbo," an AntiMagic material.

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* ''Manga/WitchHunterRobin'' ''Anime/WitchHunterRobin'' had the inquisition out to mostly kill witches, but the Japanese branch wasn't averse to recruiting witches... in order to use them to hunt down their own kind. The ones they captured were then enslaved (or [[HumanResources processed]], it's not clear) to produce "orbo," an AntiMagic material.



* ''WorldTrigger'': The [[AlienInvasion Neighbors]]' motive for coming to earth is essentially this. Drones are sent to earth to harvest humans for their [[{{Mana}} Trion]]. Humans with low Trion merely have their Trion Glands removed ([[PoweredByAForsakenChild which is, naturally, fatal]]). Humans with sufficiently high Trion, however, are taken alive and used as Slaves Soldiers back in The Neighborhood.

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* ''WorldTrigger'': ''Manga/WorldTrigger'': The [[AlienInvasion Neighbors]]' motive for coming to earth is essentially this. Drones are sent to earth to harvest humans for their [[{{Mana}} Trion]]. Humans with low Trion merely have their Trion Glands removed ([[PoweredByAForsakenChild which is, naturally, fatal]]). Humans with sufficiently high Trion, however, are taken alive and used as Slaves Soldiers back in The Neighborhood.
13th Feb '16 4:01:25 PM Prfnoff
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* ''WitchHunterRobin'' had the inquisition out to mostly kill witches, but the Japanese branch wasn't averse to recruiting witches... in order to use them to hunt down their own kind. The ones they captured were then enslaved (or [[HumanResources processed]], it's not clear) to produce "orbo," an AntiMagic material.

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* ''WitchHunterRobin'' ''Manga/WitchHunterRobin'' had the inquisition out to mostly kill witches, but the Japanese branch wasn't averse to recruiting witches... in order to use them to hunt down their own kind. The ones they captured were then enslaved (or [[HumanResources processed]], it's not clear) to produce "orbo," an AntiMagic material.
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