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11th Jun '16 9:28:50 AM PaulA
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* Christopher Holm in [[Literature/TechnicHistory People of the Wind]] by PoulAnderson spends time hanging out with Ythrians, is adopted into a Ythrian clan, and translates Ythrian poetry.

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* Christopher Holm in [[Literature/TechnicHistory People of the Wind]] ''Literature/ThePeopleOfTheWind'' by PoulAnderson Creator/PoulAnderson spends time hanging out with Ythrians, is adopted into a Ythrian clan, and translates Ythrian poetry. poetry.
11th Jun '16 12:40:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* Christopher Holm in [[TechnicHistory People of the Wind]] by PoulAnderson spends time hanging out with Ythrians, is adopted into a Ythrian clan, and translates Ythrian poetry.

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* Christopher Holm in [[TechnicHistory [[Literature/TechnicHistory People of the Wind]] by PoulAnderson spends time hanging out with Ythrians, is adopted into a Ythrian clan, and translates Ythrian poetry.
24th May '16 7:14:11 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' Xenophile/Xenophobe is one of the ethical axis that Empires can select. Xenophiles have a bonus to diplomatic relations and will tolerate mixed-species populations more readily.
18th Mar '16 8:12:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* Several human, alien-wannabes in ''EarthFinalConflict'' and ''Series/AlienNation''.

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* Several human, alien-wannabes in ''EarthFinalConflict'' ''Series/EarthFinalConflict'' and ''Series/AlienNation''.
11th Mar '16 9:43:19 AM Theriocephalus
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** Some members of the [[MachineWorship Adeptus Mechanicus]] are obsessed with the [[SkeleBot9000 Necrons]] and their mind-bogglingly advanced technology. And extreme fringe group of the Mechanicus consider the Necrons to be holy warriors. It doesn't help that the Machine God is possibly one of the Necron's own omnicidal deities [[SealedEvilInACan chained down and sealed away]].
** There's even a form of radical group in the inquisition known as the Xeno Hybris; who believe that humanity has more to gain from cooperating with ([[BlackAndGrayMorality certain carefully selected]]) Xenos than through exterminating them.

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** Some members of the [[MachineWorship Adeptus Mechanicus]] are obsessed with the [[SkeleBot9000 Necrons]] and their mind-bogglingly advanced technology. And extreme fringe group of the Mechanicus consider the Necrons to be holy warriors. It doesn't help that the Machine God is possibly one of the Necron's own omnicidal deities [[SealedEvilInACan chained down and sealed away]].
away]]. Other, known as the Xenarites, study any alien technology they can get, under the reasoning that since all technology comes from the Machine God, all technology is sacred, even that of the Xenos.
** There's even a form of radical group in the inquisition known as the Xeno Hybris; Hybris who believe that humanity has more to gain from cooperating with ([[BlackAndGrayMorality certain carefully selected]]) Xenos than through exterminating them.
10th Mar '16 8:08:30 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Many of ''Series/DoctorWho's companions seem to end up like this, so caught up with time travel they don't want to go back to their own time.

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* Many of ''Series/DoctorWho's ''Series/DoctorWho's'' companions seem to end up like this, so caught up with time travel they don't want to go back to their own time.
29th Jan '16 1:56:54 PM margdean56
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* Willis E. Davidge, from Barry Longyear's ''Literature/TheEnemyPapers'' turns out this way, getting a thorough education in Drac culture after being stranded on a ice planet with a Drac for quite a while. Note that he and the Drac were fighter pilots ''trying to kill each other in a war between the two species''. [[spoiler: in a subsequent story set in the same 'verse, ''The Last Enemy'', we learn he's devoted his ''life'' to teaching little dracs the way of Talman, the Drac equivalent of a holy book/history of science/scientific literature rolled into one.]]

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* Willis E. Davidge, from Barry Longyear's ''Literature/TheEnemyPapers'' ''Literature/TheEnemyPapers'', turns out this way, getting a thorough education in Drac culture after being stranded on a an ice planet with a Drac for quite a while. Note that he and the Drac were fighter pilots ''trying to kill each other in a war between the two species''. [[spoiler: in In a subsequent story set in the same 'verse, ''The Last Enemy'', we learn he's devoted his ''life'' to teaching little dracs the way of Talman, the Drac equivalent of a holy book/history of science/scientific literature rolled into one.]]
29th Jan '16 1:54:42 PM margdean56
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Aliens can be IntriguedByHumanity or a FantasticAnthropologist, but what about the inverse - when a ''human'' character is obsessed with everything alien? This is often an evolved NaiveNewcomer character in SpeculativeFiction, and serves the same function in being a go-between and (sometimes literal) translator between a strange alien culture and the reader/viewer. Unlike a NaiveNewcomer, however, the Xenophile doesn't need another character to tell him or her about the alien culture we meet - they can provide all (or at least, most) of the exposition themselves, cheerfully and enthusiastically! In fact, they're so enthusiastic they probably have neglected their relationships with their fellow humans. In addition to appearing in ScienceFiction, this trope can also appear in Fantasy literature where a human character is enthusiastic about non-human races and cultures.

Note, This is not about a character who is attracted to aliens in another way... there's [[BoldlyComing a different trope]] for that, although the two can easily be combined. Contrast AliensAreBastards. Also contrast AbsoluteXenophobe. Again, aliens-liking-human-culture examples are a different trope and belong in IntriguedByHumanity or FantasticAnthropologist. Compare NightmareFetishist; if the aliens are [[StarfishAliens weird]] [[EldritchAbomination enough]], both can apply to the same character. Compare AdmiringTheAbomination, where a character (often TheSmartGuy) reacts to an alien threat with both excitement and fear.

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Aliens can be IntriguedByHumanity or a FantasticAnthropologist, but what about the inverse - -- when a ''human'' character is obsessed with everything alien? This is often an evolved NaiveNewcomer character in SpeculativeFiction, and serves the same function in being a go-between and (sometimes literal) translator between a strange alien culture and the reader/viewer. Unlike a NaiveNewcomer, however, the Xenophile doesn't need another character to tell him or her about the alien culture we meet - -- they can provide all (or at least, most) of the exposition themselves, cheerfully and enthusiastically! In fact, they're so enthusiastic they probably have neglected their relationships with their fellow humans. In addition to appearing in ScienceFiction, this trope can also appear in Fantasy literature where a human character is enthusiastic about non-human races and cultures.

Note, Note: This is not about a character who is attracted to aliens in another way... there's [[BoldlyComing a different trope]] for that, although the two can easily be combined. Contrast AliensAreBastards. Also contrast AbsoluteXenophobe. Again, aliens-liking-human-culture examples are a different trope and belong in IntriguedByHumanity or FantasticAnthropologist. Compare NightmareFetishist; if the aliens are [[StarfishAliens weird]] [[EldritchAbomination enough]], both can apply to the same character. Compare AdmiringTheAbomination, where a character (often TheSmartGuy) reacts to an alien threat with both excitement and fear.
28th May '15 6:40:02 AM tropelion
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** Paragon Shepard definitely comes across as this. In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', the respect and admiration that Shepard has fostered throughout the galaxy is a key factor in bringing them together in the war effort.

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** Paragon Shepard definitely comes across as this.this; and a Shepard of any alignment has the option of having [[BoldlyComing trysts and/or relationships with alien characters]]. In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', the respect and admiration that Shepard has fostered throughout the galaxy is a key factor in bringing them together in the war effort.
8th May '15 3:14:18 PM Nentuaby
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** There's even a form of radical group in the inquisition known as the Xeno Hybris; who believe that humanity has more to gain from cooperating with Xenos than through exterminating them.

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** There's even a form of radical group in the inquisition known as the Xeno Hybris; who believe that humanity has more to gain from cooperating with ([[BlackAndGrayMorality certain carefully selected]]) Xenos than through exterminating them.
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