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30th Jul '16 5:17:45 PM WanderingBrowser
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* A rather twisted version is seen in the Lankhmar Ghouls from ''Literature/FafhrdAndTheGrayMouser''; a race with naturally translucent flesh that causes them to look like skeletons, they consider this to be the physical proof of their belief that they are the paragons of civilization and enlightenment. Consequently, it's their sacred duty to uplift other sapient beings... by ''eating them'', so their "muddy" flesh will be transmuted into superior crystal-clear flesh.
14th Jul '16 4:21:41 PM DinoMaurus
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': For all their righteousness and willingness to protect Earth, the Crystal Gems don't think particularly highly of humans, often having a downright condescending attitude towards most of them. (Steven is an exception, of course). Part of this stems from the fact that Gems not only are inherently superstrong, powerful and have several advantages over humans, but also because the main heroines haven't bothered to learn much more about mankind despite all the time they have stayed on Earth. Greg has often called them out on how the only human they seem to ruly care for is Steven himself, albeit this is somewhat toned down for Amethyst, who has had a human friend named Vidalia and still mantains a healthy friendship with her.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': For all their righteousness and willingness to protect Earth, the Crystal Gems don't think particularly highly of humans, often having a downright condescending attitude towards most of them. (Steven is an exception, of course). Part of this stems from the fact that Gems not only are inherently superstrong, powerful and have several advantages over humans, but also because the main heroines haven't bothered to learn much more about mankind despite all the time they have stayed on Earth. Greg has often called them out on how the only human they seem to ruly truly care for is Steven himself, albeit this is somewhat toned down for Amethyst, who has had a human friend named Vidalia and still mantains a healthy friendship with her.
14th Jul '16 4:20:53 PM DinoMaurus
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': For all their righteousness and willingness to protect Earth, the Crystal Gems don't think particularly highly of humans, often having a downright condescending attitude towards most of them. (Steven is an exception, of course). Part of this stems from the fact that Gems not only are inherently superstrong, powerful and have several advantages over humans, but also because the main heroines haven't bothered to learn much more about mankind despite all the time they have stayed on Earth.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': For all their righteousness and willingness to protect Earth, the Crystal Gems don't think particularly highly of humans, often having a downright condescending attitude towards most of them. (Steven is an exception, of course). Part of this stems from the fact that Gems not only are inherently superstrong, powerful and have several advantages over humans, but also because the main heroines haven't bothered to learn much more about mankind despite all the time they have stayed on Earth. Greg has often called them out on how the only human they seem to ruly care for is Steven himself, albeit this is somewhat toned down for Amethyst, who has had a human friend named Vidalia and still mantains a healthy friendship with her.
14th Jul '16 4:13:49 PM DinoMaurus
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': For all their righteousness and willigness to protect Earth, the Crystal Gems don't think particularly highly of humans, often having a downright condescending attitude towards most of them. (Steven is an exception, of course). Part of this stems from the fact that Gems not only are inherently superstrong, powerful and have several advantages over humans, but also because the main heroines haven't bothered to learn much more about mankind despite all the time they have stayed on Earth.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': For all their righteousness and willigness willingness to protect Earth, the Crystal Gems don't think particularly highly of humans, often having a downright condescending attitude towards most of them. (Steven is an exception, of course). Part of this stems from the fact that Gems not only are inherently superstrong, powerful and have several advantages over humans, but also because the main heroines haven't bothered to learn much more about mankind despite all the time they have stayed on Earth.
13th Jul '16 1:11:06 PM Gravityman
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** While it's race-inverted, this was the original goal of [[spoiler:''[[DiskOneFinalBoss Gan]][[ScaryBlackMan grel]]'']]. Because everyone on his continent was getting worried about Walhart above, [[spoiler:Gangrel]] got the bright idea to match him strength-for-strength by forging his ''own'' empire to protect the land in the event of Walhart invading. However, while he started out with noble intentions, he [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope couldn't keep his ambition in check]], [[AmbitionIsEvil became a slave to it]] [[YouAreWhatYouHate and ended up as exactly the same kind of tyrant Walhart was]]. [[spoiler:In his supports, he tries to seek atonement but ultimately believes that he's crossed so many lines that he just can't go back]].

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** While it's race-inverted, this was the original goal of [[spoiler:''[[DiskOneFinalBoss Gan]][[ScaryBlackMan grel]]'']].Gangrel]]'']]. Because everyone on his continent was getting worried about Walhart above, [[spoiler:Gangrel]] got the bright idea to match him strength-for-strength by forging his ''own'' empire to protect the land in the event of Walhart invading. However, while he started out with noble intentions, he [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope couldn't keep his ambition in check]], [[AmbitionIsEvil became a slave to it]] [[YouAreWhatYouHate and ended up as exactly the same kind of tyrant Walhart was]]. [[spoiler:In his supports, he tries to seek atonement but ultimately believes that he's crossed so many lines that he just can't go back]].
11th Jul '16 10:39:22 AM TheLearnedSoldier
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* ''Film/TheLastSamurai'' is a case of counteracting the damaging influence of White Man's Burden... [[BrokenAesop from the point of view of a]] MightyWhitey.

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* ''Film/TheLastSamurai'' Inverted in that the movie is a case of counteracting the damaging influence of White Man's Burden... [[BrokenAesop from the point of view of a]] MightyWhitey.Burden.
11th Jul '16 10:35:55 AM TheLearnedSoldier
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* ''Film/{{Glory}}'', another based-on-a-true-story film about the white officer commanding the first black regiment of the Union Army during UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar.

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* ''Film/{{Glory}}'', another based-on-a-true-story film about the white officer commanding the first black regiment of the Union Army during UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar.rom them than they do from him,
22nd Jun '16 10:05:59 AM thatother1dude
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', this is the Fire Nation's official reason for conquering and colonizing the rest of the world: they want to "share their greatness" with the rest of the world (a quick aside, the Fire Nation isn't exactly caucasian, but then none of the nations are). Certainly, Fire Lords Azulon and Ozai don't care about that and they just want to be [[AGodAmI the supreme ruler of everything]], but that was [[WellIntentionedExtremist Fire Lord Sozin]]'s reason for beginning the war in the first place. Eventually, [[spoiler:Zuko]] realizes 1) that this "sharing" philosophy is a total lie--the Fire Nation is not sharing anything but fear and suffering and 2) how wrong this philosophy is by itself.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', this is the Fire Nation's official reason for conquering and colonizing the rest of the world: they want world is to "share their greatness" with the rest of the world (a quick aside, the Fire Nation isn't exactly caucasian, but then none of the nations are).world. Certainly, Fire Lords Azulon and Ozai don't care about that and they just want to be [[AGodAmI the supreme ruler of everything]], but that was [[WellIntentionedExtremist Fire Lord Sozin]]'s reason for beginning the war in the first place. Eventually, [[spoiler:Zuko]] realizes 1) that this "sharing" philosophy is a total lie--the Fire Nation is not sharing anything but fear and suffering and 2) how wrong this philosophy is by itself.
21st Jun '16 12:42:49 PM DinoMaurus
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': For all their righteousness and willigness to protect Earth, the Crystal Gems don't think particularly highly of humans, often having a downright condescending attitude towards most of them. (Steven is an exception, of course). Part of this stems from the fact that Gems not only are inherently superstrong, powerful and have several advantages over humans, but also because the main heroines haven't bothered to learn much more about mankind despite all the time they have stayed on Earth.
26th May '16 7:03:30 AM wuggles
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This trope is about a plot where an ordinary, ethnically-European (white) person [[note]] although some ethnic Europeans do have nonwhite racial makeup - Hungarians and Finns, for example [[/note]] meets an underprivileged non-ethnic-Euro character. Taking pity on the other character's plight, they [[AllLovingHero selflessly volunteer]] themselves as the other's tutor, mentor, or caretaker to make things better.

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This trope is about a plot where an ordinary, ethnically-European (white) person [[note]] although some ethnic Europeans do have nonwhite racial makeup - Hungarians and Finns, for example [[/note]] meets an underprivileged non-ethnic-Euro character. Taking pity on the other character's plight, they [[AllLovingHero selflessly volunteer]] themselves as the other's tutor, mentor, or caretaker to make things better.
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