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13th Jan '16 3:43:25 PM eroock
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-->--'''Dr. [=McNinja=]''', ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja''
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-->--'''Dr.-->-- '''Dr. [=McNinja=]''', ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja''
17th Dec '15 2:36:42 PM hamza678
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** WhatMeasureIsANonHuman/DCAU
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** WhatMeasureIsANonHuman/DCAUWhatMeasureIsANonHuman/{{DCAU}}
17th Dec '15 2:33:51 PM hamza678
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** WhatMeasureIsANonHuman/DCAnimatedUniverse
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** WhatMeasureIsANonHuman/DCAnimatedUniverseWhatMeasureIsANonHuman/DCAU
27th Nov '15 2:34:05 PM Galadriel
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* On to living things. * The value of the life of a non-human [[AnimalMotifs animal]] in fiction, distressingly, tends to relate directly to how much humans like said animal. Thus dogs are protected by InfantImmortality but [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent snakes]], spiders and [[BugWar insects]] are trampled without a second thought. Sadly, this is TruthInTelevision. To paraphrase an old Denis Leary routine about the Endangered Species Act, "You ''know'' how this is going to end! Eventually, [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters only the cute and cool animals will get to live!"]]
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* On to living things. \n* The value of the life of a non-human [[AnimalMotifs animal]] in fiction, distressingly, tends to relate directly to how much humans like said animal. Thus dogs are protected by InfantImmortality but [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent snakes]], spiders and [[BugWar insects]] are trampled without a second thought. Sadly, this is TruthInTelevision. To paraphrase an old Denis Leary routine about the Endangered Species Act, "You ''know'' how this is going to end! Eventually, [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters only the cute and cool animals will get to live!"]]
27th Nov '15 2:33:30 PM Galadriel
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Clones seem to be in the wrong place in this list. "Often treated as expendable" is higher on the scale than "exterminated without a thought". And at any rate, they should be in the "living" category.
* [[CloningBlues Clones]], [[ExpendableAlternateUniverse parallel universe duplicates]], and other {{Doppelganger}}s are [[ExpendableClone often considered expendable]], even if they absolutely ''are'' biologically human and independent individuals with unique personalities. Restoring an AI from a backup copy is often treated like a DisneyDeath. This is all provided at least one "instance" of each character survives. ("Sorry, but we only need one flannel shirt-wearing comic relief guy.") The thing is, [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff400/fv00383.htm it should be more like a twin sibling dying,]] instead it's a more casual ImmortalLifeIsCheap. See also AngstySurvivingTwin.

* On to living things. The value of the life of a non-human [[AnimalMotifs animal]] in fiction, distressingly, tends to relate directly to how much humans like said animal. Thus dogs are protected by InfantImmortality but [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent snakes]], spiders and [[BugWar insects]] are trampled without a second thought. Sadly, this is TruthInTelevision. To paraphrase an old Denis Leary routine about the Endangered Species Act, "You ''know'' how this is going to end! Eventually, [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters only the cute and cool animals will get to live!"]]
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* On to living things. The *The value of the life of a non-human [[AnimalMotifs animal]] in fiction, distressingly, tends to relate directly to how much humans like said animal. Thus dogs are protected by InfantImmortality but [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent snakes]], spiders and [[BugWar insects]] are trampled without a second thought. Sadly, this is TruthInTelevision. To paraphrase an old Denis Leary routine about the Endangered Species Act, "You ''know'' how this is going to end! Eventually, [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters only the cute and cool animals will get to live!"]]

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* On to living things. The value of the life of [[CloningBlues Clones]], [[ExpendableAlternateUniverse parallel universe duplicates]], and other {{Doppelganger}}s are [[ExpendableClone often considered expendable]], even if they absolutely ''are'' biologically human and independent individuals with unique personalities. Restoring an AI from a non-human [[AnimalMotifs animal]] in fiction, distressingly, tends to relate directly to how much humans backup copy is often treated like said animal. Thus dogs are protected by InfantImmortality a DisneyDeath. This is all provided at least one "instance" of each character survives. ("Sorry, but [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent snakes]], spiders and [[BugWar insects]] are trampled without a second thought. Sadly, this is TruthInTelevision. To paraphrase an old Denis Leary routine about the Endangered Species Act, "You ''know'' how this is going to end! Eventually, [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters we only the cute and cool animals will get to live!"]] need one flannel shirt-wearing comic relief guy.") The thing is, [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff400/fv00383.htm it should be more like a twin sibling dying,]] instead it's a more casual ImmortalLifeIsCheap. See also AngstySurvivingTwin.
13th Jul '15 11:34:59 AM poi99
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In general, the more thought that is put into the script, the more value nonhuman life will have. This trope is often used as a metaphor for the RealLife issues of animal and human rights. See also ThatPoorPlant, OfThePeople, ZombieAdvocate, InhumanableAlienRights and VanHelsingHateCrimes. The flipside of sorts is WhatMeasureIsANonSuper. Related tropes are UncannyValley, TheyWouldCutYouUp, and EmergencyTransformation. Contrast with AndroidsArePeopleToo.
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In general, the more thought that is put into the script, the more value nonhuman life will have. This trope is often used as a metaphor for the RealLife issues of animal and human rights. See also ThatPoorPlant, OfThePeople, ZombieAdvocate, InhumanableAlienRights VanHelsingHateCrimes, and VanHelsingHateCrimes.FantasticRacism. The flipside of sorts is WhatMeasureIsANonSuper. Related tropes are UncannyValley, TheyWouldCutYouUp, and EmergencyTransformation. Contrast with AndroidsArePeopleToo.
28th Jun '15 9:49:08 PM Llygodenfawr
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There is an [[SortingAlgorithmOfMortality invisible value]] placed on the existence of non-human characters in fiction, compared to the value of the life of a human. Killing/destroying one may or may not be the same thing as [[ThouShaltNotKill killing a human]]. The difference between NotEvenHuman on one end of the scale and NotQuiteHuman on the other can be a very fine one, and where a series chooses to draw that line can vary as wildly as the writers' imaginations.
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There is an [[SortingAlgorithmOfMortality invisible value]] placed on the existence of non-human characters in fiction, compared to with the value of the life of a human. Killing/destroying one may or may not be the same thing as [[ThouShaltNotKill killing a human]]. The difference between NotEvenHuman on one end of the scale and NotQuiteHuman on the other can be a very fine one, and where a series chooses to draw that line can vary as wildly as the writers' imaginations.
22nd May '15 2:37:22 AM MechWarrior
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14th May '15 7:40:07 AM StFan
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[[caption-width-right:200:Proposed alternate measure: [[WillItBlend Will it]] [[http://www.willitblend.com/ blend?]]]]
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11th Dec '14 2:44:10 PM Morgenthaler
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->''"Boy, [[JustAMachine if those employees weren't robots]], I would have looked like some kind of serial killer or something, eh?"''
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->''"Boy, [[JustAMachine if those employees weren't robots]], robots, I would have looked like some kind of serial killer or something, eh?"''

** There are some exceptions in the very, very rare works where the zombies are not entirely mindless and retain a bit more personality and/or self-control. One example of this (albeit one that some viewers found ridiculous) is the 2008 remake of ''DayOfTheDead''. It is eventually revealed that certain zombies not only don't eat people, but are completely non-violent. Because of this, multiple characters argue over whether or not it's okay to kill them. They ''are'' [[CarnivoreConfusion zombies]], but they aren't hurting anyone. More on this in the Film section.
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** There are some exceptions in the very, very rare works where the zombies are not entirely mindless and retain a bit more personality and/or self-control. One example of this (albeit one that some viewers found ridiculous) is the 2008 remake of ''DayOfTheDead''.''Film/DayOfTheDead2008'' remake. It is eventually revealed that certain zombies not only don't eat people, but are completely non-violent. Because of this, multiple characters argue over whether or not it's okay to kill them. They ''are'' [[CarnivoreConfusion zombies]], but they aren't hurting anyone. More on this in the Film section.
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