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24th May '17 12:40:44 AM PaulA
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* ''Series/TrueBlood'' is a HBO series based upon the ''Sookie Stackhouse'' novels by Charlaine Harris. Harris' vampires have "come out of the coffin", politically speaking, and since, naturally, "[[FantasticRacism God hates Fangs]]", there are more than a few religious types who find this disturbing.

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* ''Series/TrueBlood'' is a HBO series based upon the ''Sookie Stackhouse'' ''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'' novels by Charlaine Harris. Harris' vampires have "come out of the coffin", politically speaking, and since, naturally, "[[FantasticRacism God hates Fangs]]", there are more than a few religious types who find this disturbing.
22nd May '17 1:07:44 PM xcountryguy
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* ''Anime/WitchHunterRobin'' does this a lot in the second season. Every witch encountered by Robin thus far has gone power mad and evil...but then she begins encountering witches who engage in moral shades of gray and, finally, witches who are guilty of nothing but being picked out by her organization. And ''they're'' the humane ones; it's implied organizations outside of Japan kill witches flat-out [[spoiler: and the only reason her organization keeps witches around is to produce the magic suppressor "Orbo" from their bodies]]. In one episode, it's implied that the organization systematically destroyed the career, marriage, and finances of a potential witch who had never even used his powers. Destitute, he's forced to use his power to defend himself from some thugs and is taken in, put through some kind of magic lie-detector, and given the choice to admit he is evil and join them or die for using his powers.

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* ''Anime/WitchHunterRobin'' does this a lot in the second season. Every witch encountered by Robin thus far has gone power mad and evil...but then she begins encountering witches who engage in moral shades of gray and, finally, witches who are guilty of nothing but being picked out by her organization. And ''they're'' the humane ones; it's implied organizations outside of Japan kill witches flat-out [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and the only reason her organization keeps witches around is to produce the magic suppressor "Orbo" from their bodies]]. In one episode, it's implied that the organization systematically destroyed the career, marriage, and finances of a potential witch who had never even used his powers. Destitute, he's forced to use his power to defend himself from some thugs and is taken in, put through some kind of magic lie-detector, and given the choice to admit he is evil and join them or die for using his powers.



* ''WesternAnimation/ParaNorman'' has this with the [[spoiler: zombified elder council - they're simply trying to tell Norman how to stop the witch, but their mere presence spurs the townspeople to violence.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/ParaNorman'' has this with the [[spoiler: zombified [[spoiler:zombified elder council - they're simply trying to tell Norman how to stop the witch, but their mere presence spurs the townspeople to violence.]]



** Played Straight: Harry's interactions with the vampires can initially [[spoiler: and later literally]] be called "genocidal", but later in the series, it's made clear that they are not necessarily evil or even harmful, with several vampires of various types joining his list of regular contacts.

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** Played Straight: Harry's interactions with the vampires can initially [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and later literally]] be called "genocidal", but later in the series, it's made clear that they are not necessarily evil or even harmful, with several vampires of various types joining his list of regular contacts.



** Averted: The Knights of the Cross, called by God to hunt evil and defend the innocent, are actually quite reasonable, understanding people who take the stance that redemption is within anyone's reach, human or monster. Eventually, they reveal that [[spoiler: their core purpose is to redeem people possessed by literal fallen angels, up to that point presented as their worst enemies.]][[spoiler: Heavily Averted: One of the Knights is such a redeemed.]]

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** Averted: The Knights of the Cross, called by God to hunt evil and defend the innocent, are actually quite reasonable, understanding people who take the stance that redemption is within anyone's reach, human or monster. Eventually, they reveal that [[spoiler: their [[spoiler:their core purpose is to redeem people possessed by literal fallen angels, up to that point presented as their worst enemies.]][[spoiler: Heavily ]][[spoiler:Heavily Averted: One of the Knights is such a redeemed.]]



* In ''Literature/TheHouseOfNight'', TheFundamentalist Christians are accused of [[spoiler: brutally murdering two teachers at the House of Night.]] Averted when [[spoiler: Neferet is revealed to have arranged their deaths]].

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* In ''Literature/TheHouseOfNight'', TheFundamentalist Christians are accused of [[spoiler: brutally [[spoiler:brutally murdering two teachers at the House of Night.]] Averted when [[spoiler: Neferet [[spoiler:Neferet is revealed to have arranged their deaths]].



** Victor Rogers trains a group of teenage Hunters--all of whom have the requisite traumatic past--to kill vampires by setting them on newly embraced vampires who've been framed for grisly murders. [[spoiler: Worse still, he's been colluding with a genuinely evil vampire to accomplish this]].

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** Victor Rogers trains a group of teenage Hunters--all of whom have the requisite traumatic past--to kill vampires by setting them on newly embraced vampires who've been framed for grisly murders. [[spoiler: Worse [[spoiler:Worse still, he's been colluding with a genuinely evil vampire to accomplish this]].



* This trope is PlayedForLaughs in the Music/StarBomb song "Crasher-Vania" {{Dracula}} and his monster friends are just trying to have a party, when [[{{Franchise/Castlevania}} Simon Belmont]] shows up and starts slaughtering them. [[spoiler: Turns out he was just upset that Drac didn't invite him.]]

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* This trope is PlayedForLaughs in the Music/StarBomb song "Crasher-Vania" {{Dracula}} and his monster friends are just trying to have a party, when [[{{Franchise/Castlevania}} Simon Belmont]] shows up and starts slaughtering them. [[spoiler: Turns [[spoiler:Turns out he was just upset that Drac didn't invite him.]]



* In ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'', "Creatures" (anything is more innately powerful than the "normal" anthropomorphic Beings--demons, dragons, [[EmotionEater 'cubi]], etc) have not only a well-deserved reputation of being AlwaysChaoticEvil [[ImAHumanitarian cannibals]] (in the sense of devouring other sapient beings), but also a culture that encourages it, to the extent that Beings officially sponser and train adventurers who have a reputation for not always being as discriminating as they could be. While it is true that the exact innocence of the Creatures being killed can be highly debatable, a lot of Creature protestations being based in MoralMyopia and the adventures [[VillainHasAPoint do have legitimate reasons to go after Creatures in general]], there is at least one reported case of a totally innocent 'Cubi being killed just for her race: [[spoiler: Mink's mother]].
* ''Webcomic/ParanormalMysterySquad'' gets into this a few times. Stephanie in particular sees all Cryptids that ways and, despite threats from the PETA (a group that's trying to protect the monsters), kills many of them without remorse. Things gets get complicated though when [[spoiler: her sister Katie, is turned into a werewolf during an investigation and their newest member J.C turns out to be a damphyr.]] Thus she has to start reeling in her prejudice and learning not all monsters are out to hurt humanity and she needs to focus on the ones that ''are'' a threat. Oh yeah and Steph's the "old friend" mentioned in the ''Eerie Cuties'' example above.

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* In ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'', "Creatures" (anything is more innately powerful than the "normal" anthropomorphic Beings--demons, dragons, [[EmotionEater 'cubi]], etc) have not only a well-deserved reputation of being AlwaysChaoticEvil [[ImAHumanitarian cannibals]] (in the sense of devouring other sapient beings), but also a culture that encourages it, to the extent that Beings officially sponser and train adventurers who have a reputation for not always being as discriminating as they could be. While it is true that the exact innocence of the Creatures being killed can be highly debatable, a lot of Creature protestations being based in MoralMyopia and the adventures [[VillainHasAPoint do have legitimate reasons to go after Creatures in general]], there is at least one reported case of a totally innocent 'Cubi being killed just for her race: [[spoiler: Mink's [[spoiler:Mink's mother]].
* ''Webcomic/ParanormalMysterySquad'' gets into this a few times. Stephanie in particular sees all Cryptids that ways and, despite threats from the PETA (a group that's trying to protect the monsters), kills many of them without remorse. Things gets get complicated though when [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her sister Katie, is turned into a werewolf during an investigation and their newest member J.C turns out to be a damphyr.]] Thus she has to start reeling in her prejudice and learning not all monsters are out to hurt humanity and she needs to focus on the ones that ''are'' a threat. Oh yeah and Steph's the "old friend" mentioned in the ''Eerie Cuties'' example above.
22nd May '17 12:55:51 PM BattleMaster
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* In ''Film/MenInBlack'', the eponymous organization seems to only accept candidates who are an aversion of this trope, which makes sense as most aliens on Earth are not bad and are simply supervised by the Men in Black. When James Edwards (Jay) went into the final round, they were given target practice. All the other candidates, who seemed to view all the cut-out alien targets as basically monsters, shot only aliens and refused to shoot any human targets; they were all rejected. Edwards did not shoot any of the aliens, for example because one was simply clearly working out, and shot only the target of the little human girl at the end, because she was carrying a quantum mechanics book and appeared out of place and quite ready to do something evil.

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* In ''Film/MenInBlack'', the eponymous organization seems to only accept candidates who are an aversion of this trope, which makes sense as most aliens on Earth are not bad and are simply supervised by the Men in Black. When James Edwards (Jay) went into the final round, they were given target practice. All the other candidates, who seemed to view all the cut-out alien targets as basically monsters, shot only aliens and refused to shoot any human targets; they were all rejected. Edwards did not shoot any of the aliens, for example because one was simply clearly working out, out while another was blowing its nose, and shot only the target of the little human girl at the end, because she was carrying a book on quantum mechanics book down a street filled with scary-looking aliens in the middle of the nigh and therefore appeared out of place and quite ready to do something evil.highly suspicious.
10th May '17 10:36:58 PM azul120
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* In ''Manhwa/WitchHunter'', the whole plot was kick-started when a new religion speaking out against Witches, a group of woman who are able to wield supernatural powers, started wide scale witch hunts, killing countless innocent witches. In answer to this, two of the most powerful witches--who are without a doubt sadistic warmongerers who enjoy carnage--and their followers started their own genocide against humanity, killing almost 2/3 of all humans on ''Earth''. The world scale organization humans formed to combat these witches [[SubvertedTrope subverts]] VanHelsingHateCrimes by having made it their mission to ''limit'' witch deaths, instead capturing them alive and draining their magic, which has proven to be the reason so many of the humanity-hating ones are insane in the first place. They even employ and protect witches who are willing to fight for humanity and are, in fact, the only organization that treats humans and witches as equals.

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* In ''Manhwa/WitchHunter'', the whole plot was kick-started when a new religion speaking out against Witches, a group of woman who are able to wield supernatural powers, started wide scale witch hunts, killing countless innocent witches. In answer to this, two of the most powerful witches--who are without a doubt sadistic warmongerers who enjoy carnage--and their followers started their own genocide against humanity, killing almost 2/3 of all humans on ''Earth''. The world scale organization humans formed to combat these witches [[SubvertedTrope subverts]] VanHelsingHateCrimes {{subvert|edTrope}}s this trope by having made it their mission to ''limit'' witch deaths, instead capturing them alive and draining their magic, which has proven to be the reason so many of the humanity-hating ones are insane in the first place. They even employ and protect witches who are willing to fight for humanity and are, in fact, the only organization that treats humans and witches as equals.
3rd Apr '17 12:37:23 AM VVK
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* In both ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' games, the protagonist has to (if he so chooses) save Viconia, [[OurElvesAreDifferent the drow elf]]--once from a KnightTemplar and once from being [[BurnTheWitch burned at the stake]]. Possible subversion, because Viconia is NeutralEvil. Though if you make the effort in Throne of Bhaal, [[LoveRedeems she]] [[HeelFaceTurn becomes]] TrueNeutral, and the [[WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue epilogue]] states that she is well on her way to becoming NeutralGood.

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* In both ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' games, the protagonist has to (if he so chooses) save Viconia, [[OurElvesAreDifferent the drow elf]]--once elf]] -- once from a KnightTemplar and once from being [[BurnTheWitch burned at the stake]]. Possible subversion, because Viconia is NeutralEvil. Though if you make the effort in Throne of Bhaal, [[LoveRedeems she]] [[HeelFaceTurn becomes]] TrueNeutral, and the [[WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue epilogue]] states that she is well on technically [[NeutralEvil not a very nice person]], but it's clear people will attack her way to becoming NeutralGood.when she's just minding her own business.
19th Mar '17 10:39:03 PM Ryulong
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* In ''Film/MenInBlack'', the eponymous organization seems to only accept candidates who are an aversion of this trope, which makes sense as most aliens on Earth are not bad and are simply supervised by the Men in Black. When James Edwards went into the final round, they were given target practice. All the other candidates, who seemed to view all the cut-out alien targets as basically monsters, shot only aliens and refused to shoot any human targets; they were all rejected. James Edwards, the candidate who got accepted, did not shoot any of the aliens, for example because one was simply clearly working out, and shot only the target of the little human girl at the end, because she was carrying a quantum mechanics book and appeared quite ready to do something evil.

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* In ''Film/MenInBlack'', the eponymous organization seems to only accept candidates who are an aversion of this trope, which makes sense as most aliens on Earth are not bad and are simply supervised by the Men in Black. When James Edwards (Jay) went into the final round, they were given target practice. All the other candidates, who seemed to view all the cut-out alien targets as basically monsters, shot only aliens and refused to shoot any human targets; they were all rejected. James Edwards, the candidate who got accepted, Edwards did not shoot any of the aliens, for example because one was simply clearly working out, and shot only the target of the little human girl at the end, because she was carrying a quantum mechanics book and appeared out of place and quite ready to do something evil.
21st Feb '17 2:39:28 AM Tamfang
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** The rule seems to be that demons and undead (which are literally MadeOfEvil), are AlwaysChaoticEvil, but that the other stereotypically evil races (goblins, orks, hobgoblins, lizardmen, etc) can be good or evil, just like humans or dwarves or elves.

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** The rule seems to be that demons and undead (which are literally MadeOfEvil), MadeOfEvil) are AlwaysChaoticEvil, but that the other stereotypically evil races (goblins, orks, hobgoblins, lizardmen, etc) can be good or evil, just like humans or dwarves or elves.
21st Feb '17 2:37:25 AM Tamfang
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' mostly ignores this in the earlier seasons, until it is tackled head-on with the Initiative in season 4. They lump every non-human under 'evil', even going as far as experimenting on an untransformed, conscious werewolf. Riley, a member of the Initiative, makes negative comments about Oz being a werewolf, leading to Buffy angrily calling him a bigot. However, when the Initiative began to do the experiments mentioned above, he snaps out of it. In the episode "Phases" Buffy goes up against a werewolf hunter who sees nothing wrong with the fact that a werewolf is human 28 days of the month, but he is more of an amoral, greedy monster hunter than a bigoted, fanatical monster hunter.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' mostly ignores this in the earlier seasons, until it is tackled head-on with the Initiative in season 4. They lump every non-human under 'evil', even going as far as experimenting on an untransformed, conscious werewolf. Riley, a member of the Initiative, makes negative comments about Oz being a werewolf, leading to Buffy angrily calling him a bigot. However, when the Initiative began to do the experiments mentioned above, he snaps out of it. In the episode "Phases" Buffy goes up against a werewolf hunter who sees nothing wrong with the fact that a werewolf is human 28 days most of the month, time (all day every day and all but three nights out of 28 or 29), but he is more of an amoral, greedy monster hunter than a bigoted, fanatical monster hunter.



** The first season episode when a gang of demons arrive in LA and start killing "abominations". That is, any demon who is even slightly human or half human, like one of the main characters, Doyle, or any vampire at all. According to the previous ''Buffy'' finale, they weren't purebloods themselves, either. The Nazi analogy isn't all that subtle, is it? This is ''the'' Angel theme. Some monsters aren't so bad!

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** The first season episode when a gang of demons arrive in LA and start killing "abominations". That is, "abominations": any demon who is even slightly human or half human, like one of the main characters, Doyle, or any vampire at all. According to the previous ''Buffy'' finale, they weren't purebloods themselves, either. The Nazi analogy isn't all that subtle, is it? This is ''the'' Angel theme. Some monsters aren't so bad!
19th Feb '17 8:02:23 AM Morgenthaler
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On this end, we have TheHunter, the man who stalks the night, armed to the teeth, ready to mow down vampires, zombies, werewolves, or [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs vampiric zombie werewolves]]. And on this end, we have the FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires. The guys and girls who keep a nocturnal schedule, [[VegetarianVampire stop over at the blood bank]] for a quick snack, and do their best to help the community.

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On this end, we have TheHunter, the HunterOfMonsters, the man who stalks the night, armed to the teeth, ready to mow down vampires, zombies, werewolves, or [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs vampiric zombie werewolves]]. And on this end, we have the FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires. The guys and girls who keep a nocturnal schedule, [[VegetarianVampire stop over at the blood bank]] for a quick snack, and do their best to help the community.



** The Technocracy in ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'' were initially played as TheHunter gone KnightTemplar, but CharacterDevelopment in later editions revealed that they're not so reliably bad.

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** The Technocracy in ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'' were initially played as TheHunter HunterOfMonsters gone KnightTemplar, but CharacterDevelopment in later editions revealed that they're not so reliably bad.
18th Jan '17 9:21:03 PM Luppercus
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* ''Modern Vampires'' has Van Helsing as a Nazi, while Dracula is just trying to run his Los Angeles nightclub.

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* ''Modern Vampires'' ''Film/ModernVampires'' has Van Helsing as a Nazi, while Dracula is just trying to run his Los Angeles nightclub.
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