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22nd Jul '16 7:48:24 PM Ramidel
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* In ''TabletopGame/MummyTheCurse'', Last Dynasty, Incorporated harvests mummies for their [[PureEnergy Sekhem]], which they use for a variety of drugs, from an AIDS cure to a longevity treatment.
19th Jul '16 4:08:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Drowtales}}'', while "Goblin" races (humans, orcs, etc.) are terrified of Fae races (elves, faeries), one kingdom has offered a reward for captives of elven blood [[spoiler: for use as HumanSacrifice in hopes of obtaining the power of immortality.]]
* In ''BlueYonder'', the Davenports have been targeted. Their parents were taken in the BackStory, and Maiden Flight sacrificed herself to buy Blue Yonder time -- [[http://www.blueyondercomic.net/comics/1361050/blue-yonder-chapter-1-page-39/ and the reasons why are as yet unknown.]]

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* In ''{{Drowtales}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'', while "Goblin" races (humans, orcs, etc.) are terrified of Fae races (elves, faeries), one kingdom has offered a reward for captives of elven blood [[spoiler: for use as HumanSacrifice in hopes of obtaining the power of immortality.]]
* In ''BlueYonder'', ''Webcomic/BlueYonder'', the Davenports have been targeted. Their parents were taken in the BackStory, and Maiden Flight sacrificed herself to buy Blue Yonder time -- [[http://www.blueyondercomic.net/comics/1361050/blue-yonder-chapter-1-page-39/ and the reasons why are as yet unknown.]]
26th Jun '16 7:54:25 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheDresdenFiles'' short story ''Aftermath'', [[BadassNormal Murphy has to disguise herself as a kidnapper selling a couple of werewolves]] in order to track down and destroy a Fomor group operating in Chicago. Formors are a group of aquatic supernaturals snatching up humans possessing varying degrees of magical talent. It's mentioned that [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]] [[BloodMagic blood has several useful properties]], and [[PoweredByAForsakenChild presumably other kinds of magic-users would have unique traits]].

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* In ''TheDresdenFiles'' ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' short story ''Aftermath'', [[BadassNormal Murphy has to disguise herself as a kidnapper selling a couple of werewolves]] in order to track down and destroy a Fomor group operating in Chicago. Formors are a group of aquatic supernaturals snatching up humans possessing varying degrees of magical talent. It's mentioned that [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]] [[BloodMagic blood has several useful properties]], and [[PoweredByAForsakenChild presumably other kinds of magic-users would have unique traits]].



* In the ''HonorHarrington'' series, [[EvilInc Manpower Incorporated of Mesa]]. Whatever sort of genetically engineered slave you need, from [[SexSlave pleasure units]] engineered with stunning good looks and thoroughly trained to please any man or woman's desires, through to the heavy labour lines engineered for size and strength and nothing else, Manpower Incorporated has you covered.

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* In the ''HonorHarrington'' ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series, [[EvilInc Manpower Incorporated of Mesa]]. Whatever sort of genetically engineered slave you need, from [[SexSlave pleasure units]] engineered with stunning good looks and thoroughly trained to please any man or woman's desires, through to the heavy labour lines engineered for size and strength and nothing else, Manpower Incorporated has you covered.
30th May '16 2:13:09 AM Morgenthaler
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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.

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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 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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* ''Manga/{{Gangsta}}'' features a split-off of humanity called [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Twilights]], all of whom have SuperStrength, SuperSpeed, etc. but constantly face FantasticRacism and were legal to enslave until just a few years before the main story starts. The only reason normals got away with this sort of treatment is because Twilights are a very small minority of the population and all of them are hopelessly addicted to the pricey drug ''Célèbre'', which many slave masters used to control them. For example, [[spoiler: one of the main reasons Nicolas never ran away from his highly abusive owners as a child was because they provided him with just enough ''Célèbre'' to keep him barely lucid.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Gangsta}}'' features a split-off of humanity called [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Twilights]], all of whom have SuperStrength, SuperSpeed, etc. but constantly face FantasticRacism and were legal to enslave until just a few years before the main story starts. The only reason normals got away with this sort of treatment is because Twilights are a very small minority of the population and all of them are hopelessly addicted to the pricey drug ''Célèbre'', which many slave masters used to control them. For example, [[spoiler: one of the main reasons Nicolas never ran away from his highly abusive owners as a child was because they provided him with just enough ''Célèbre'' to keep him barely lucid.]]



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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.
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