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20th May '18 9:54:56 PM Fireblood
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* ''{{Film/Mythica}}'': Szorlok says Marek should be grateful for her hard life as an orphaned slave girl, because hardship makes you strong.
17th May '18 5:22:34 PM DVB
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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' Vole tried to kill Bill and Barry because they were soft. He also wants a new pack of crueler, meaner, more psychotic Jägers to burn down Europa with as he sees the current set of monstrous super soldiers to be pathetic lap dogs.

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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' Vole Vole, the traitor of the Jaegars is this. He tried to kill Bill and Barry because they were soft. soft (as in they were heores instead of the nutters the Hetereodynes usually produced.) He also wants a new pack of crueler, meaner, more psychotic Jägers to burn down Europa with as he sees the current set of monstrous super soldiers to be pathetic lap dogs.dogs. However, he ends up getting his butt kicked pretty often and after [[spoiler: he was rescued from being stuck in time for two years, he is completely broken of this mentality. He says that when he was removed, it felt like he was fighting nonstop for centures, but it was "bad fighting." As such, while he is not much more physically imposing (and less human-looking), he also lost his bloodlust for this. According to Higgs though, this may qualify to be a Jaegergeneral.]]
17th May '18 3:23:15 PM DVB
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** [[TopGod Zen'O]] thought there were too many universes, and was planning to erase the eight universes with the weakest average individuals from existence before Goku convinces him to hold a tournament where the winners get to survive.

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** [[TopGod Zen'O]] thought there were too many universes, and was planning seemingly uses thus he wishes to erase destory the eight universes with who fall below a certain level of stability and order in their universe (on a scale of 1-10, about a 7). Out of the weakest average individuals from existence before Goku convinces him 12, only 4 made the mark (Universe 7, home to hold the Z-Fighters, got the ''second-lowest'' score (though painfully justify when one remembers that monsters like Frieza and Buu were around.). As such, the 8 others had to fight for their lives when Zen'O remembered Goku's idea for a multiversal martial arts tournament where and used that as a way to justify which universe should live, with the winners get prize being a wish from the Super Dragon Balls. [[spoiler: Except it's all subverted, it's all a SecretTestOfCharacter to survive.see if mortals would wish for the return of the various universes that were wiped out upon defeat. If the mortal was selfish, Zen'O would destroy everything. However, the winner, Android 17, wished for everyone to be brought back, and thus validating what Zen'O believed and both being happy that mortals could grow to care for others beyond their universes.]]
10th May '18 8:40:42 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', HYDRA subscribe to this philosophy, both in terms of their ambitions for the world - the strong will survive and the strong will rule - and internally, with Baron von Strucker reflecting at one point that Baron Zemo, his [[HyperCompetentSideKick hypercompetent]] [[TheDragon second-in-command]] serves him for only as long as he believes that Strucker is the strongest.
** Dracula adopts this philosophy in terms of his minions, with it being observed [[BadBoss he has a very low tolerance for incompetence]].
10th May '18 6:19:18 AM memememememe
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* Creator/FriedrichNietzsche in a nutshell. Note in mind that Nietzsche, although the stereotypical Social Darwinist who called for TheUbermensch to inherit the Earth, criticised Darwin's actual theory of natural selection. Darwin's actual theory was trial and error, determining who reproduces and who goes extinct via adaptation to the environment. This is to Nietzsche encouraged overpopulation and democracy which he disdained. Nietzsche was also "The Struggler" type of Social Darwinist, in that his philosophy essentially boiled down to [[MiseryBuildsCharacter suffering tragedy and the inherent nihilism of life]] [[TheAntiNihilist but overcoming it by rejecting social democracy and creating your own]].

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* Creator/FriedrichNietzsche in a nutshell. Note in mind that Nietzsche, although the stereotypical Social Darwinist who called for TheUbermensch to inherit the Earth, criticised Darwin's actual theory of natural selection. Darwin's actual theory was trial and error, determining who reproduces and who goes extinct via adaptation to the environment.who reproduces more, not by any individual's power or skill. This is to Nietzsche encouraged overpopulation and democracy which he disdained. Nietzsche was also "The Struggler" type of Social Darwinist, in that his philosophy essentially boiled down to [[MiseryBuildsCharacter suffering tragedy and the inherent nihilism of life]] [[TheAntiNihilist but overcoming it by rejecting social democracy society and creating your own]].
10th May '18 6:15:12 AM memememememe
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* Creator/FriedrichNietzsche in a nutshell. Note in mind that Nietzsche, although the stereotypical Social Darwinist who called for TheUbermensch to inherit the Earth, criticised Darwin's actual theory of natural selection. Darwin's actual theory was trial and error, determining who reproduces and who goes extinct via adaptation to the environment. This is to Nietzsche encouraged overpopulation and democracy which he disdained.

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* Creator/FriedrichNietzsche in a nutshell. Note in mind that Nietzsche, although the stereotypical Social Darwinist who called for TheUbermensch to inherit the Earth, criticised Darwin's actual theory of natural selection. Darwin's actual theory was trial and error, determining who reproduces and who goes extinct via adaptation to the environment. This is to Nietzsche encouraged overpopulation and democracy which he disdained. Nietzsche was also "The Struggler" type of Social Darwinist, in that his philosophy essentially boiled down to [[MiseryBuildsCharacter suffering tragedy and the inherent nihilism of life]] [[TheAntiNihilist but overcoming it by rejecting social democracy and creating your own]].
10th May '18 6:12:34 AM memememememe
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* Creator/FriedrichNietzsche in a nutshell. Note in mind that Nietzsche, although the stereotypical Social Darwinist who called for TheUbermensch to inherit the Earth, criticised Darwin's actual theory of natural selection. Darwin's actual theory was trial and error, determining who reproduces and who goes extinct via adaptation to the environment. This is to Nietzsche encouraged overpopulation and democracy which he disdained.
10th May '18 6:06:27 AM memememememe
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# '''The Straw Meritocrat:''' Basically a StrawNihilist or HollywoodAtheist without the overt craziness. This first type believes that the scientific absolutism of natural selection puts them in zero accountability to God, the State or any other moral code. People who rise to the top in the human environment aka ''society'', by whatever means, are automatically "superior" - even going so far as to [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad praise the evils of]] [[AmbitionIsEvil over-ambitiousness]] and [[NiceGuysFinishLast condemn kind behavior]]. Frequently this will be held even in settings where the people in charge are clearly getting there through {{Nepotism}}, or otherwise as a result of luck and privilege. Despite it being nothing more than a ThemeParkVersion, this philosophy is still frequently held by both fictional characters and quite a few RealLife "successful" people.

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# '''The Straw Meritocrat:''' Basically a StrawNihilist or HollywoodAtheist without the overt craziness. This first type believes that the scientific absolutism of natural selection puts them in zero accountability to God, the State or any other moral code. People who rise to the top in the human environment aka ''society'', by whatever means, are automatically "superior" can consider themselves superior against others - even going so far as to [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad praise the evils of]] [[AmbitionIsEvil over-ambitiousness]] and [[NiceGuysFinishLast condemn kind behavior]]. Frequently this will be held even in settings where the people in charge are clearly getting there through {{Nepotism}}, or otherwise as a result of luck and privilege. Despite it being nothing more than a ThemeParkVersion, this philosophy is still frequently held by both fictional characters and quite a few RealLife "successful" people.
10th May '18 6:05:17 AM memememememe
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# '''The Straw Meritocrat:''' Basically a StrawNihilist without the overt craziness. This first type believes in Social Darwinism, which misinterprets the idea of evolution and natural selection and holds that people who rise to the top in ''society'', by whatever means, are automatically "superior" - even going so far as to [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad praise the evils of]] [[AmbitionIsEvil over-ambitiousness]] and [[NiceGuysFinishLast condemn kind behavior]]. Frequently this will be held even in settings where the people in charge are clearly getting there through {{Nepotism}}, or otherwise as a result of luck and privilege. Despite it being nothing more than a ThemeParkVersion, this philosophy is still frequently held by both fictional characters and quite a few RealLife "successful" people.

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# '''The Straw Meritocrat:''' Basically a StrawNihilist or HollywoodAtheist without the overt craziness. This first type believes in Social Darwinism, which misinterprets that the idea scientific absolutism of evolution and natural selection and holds that people puts them in zero accountability to God, the State or any other moral code. People who rise to the top in the human environment aka ''society'', by whatever means, are automatically "superior" - even going so far as to [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad praise the evils of]] [[AmbitionIsEvil over-ambitiousness]] and [[NiceGuysFinishLast condemn kind behavior]]. Frequently this will be held even in settings where the people in charge are clearly getting there through {{Nepotism}}, or otherwise as a result of luck and privilege. Despite it being nothing more than a ThemeParkVersion, this philosophy is still frequently held by both fictional characters and quite a few RealLife "successful" people.
10th May '18 5:57:16 AM memememememe
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Compare EvilutionaryBiologist, EvilEvolves, KillThePoor, and SlobsVersusSnobs. Sometimes overlaps with [[Creator/AynRand Objectivism]] and the "{{Ubermensch}}" concept. The trope maker for TheBeautifulElite. There's a bit of this trope in the SatisfiedStreetRat. Likewise, characters with a DarwinistDesire are usually only interested in applying social Darwinism on themselves and their offspring rather than imposing it on society, though both tropes can overlap in the same character. Compare and contrast LivingIsMoreThanSurviving; Social Darwinists will variably put either survival or quality of life on top of others.

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Compare EvilutionaryBiologist, EvilEvolves, KillThePoor, and SlobsVersusSnobs. Sometimes overlaps with [[Creator/AynRand Objectivism]] and the "{{Ubermensch}}" concept. {{Hollywood Atheist}}s are often stereotyped as this. The trope maker for TheBeautifulElite. There's a bit of this trope in the SatisfiedStreetRat. Likewise, characters with a DarwinistDesire are usually only interested in applying social Darwinism on themselves and their offspring rather than imposing it on society, though both tropes can overlap in the same character. Compare and contrast LivingIsMoreThanSurviving; Social Darwinists will variably put either survival or quality of life on top of others.
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