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22nd Aug '16 6:22:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* Speaking of ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'', their twist on the matter involved an alien shapeshifter escaping to the Big Meg to get out of slavery. Dredd, who wants to arrest the shapeshifter for murder, is partnered with an alien administrator who wants to return it to its owners. The shapeshifter is finally left with the decision to either stay in Megacity One, where he counts as a sentient being and is therefore subject to the city's comically strict justice and faces a long prison term, or return to Alientown, where, legally counting as property, he can not be held culpable for his actions, but will remain a slave.
** Also in Dredd, robots are sentient and ''exactly'' like humans, but are still a slave race and abused. Dredd himself is responsible for destroying a robot revolution and sending everyone ''back'' to slavery. (Usually the writing is on the side of the robots, as is reader sympathy.) Note that Dredd himself is a robot-rights supporter; the only reason he shut down that particular revolution is because the robot leading the revolution was clearly evil.

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* Speaking of ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'', their ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'':
** ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'':
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twist on the matter involved an alien shapeshifter escaping to the Big Meg to get out of slavery. Dredd, who wants to arrest the shapeshifter for murder, is partnered with an alien administrator who wants to return it to its owners. The shapeshifter is finally left with the decision to either stay in Megacity One, where he counts as a sentient being and is therefore subject to the city's comically strict justice and faces a long prison term, or return to Alientown, where, legally counting as property, he can not be held culpable for his actions, but will remain a slave.
** Also in Dredd, robots *** Robots are sentient and ''exactly'' like humans, but are still a slave race and abused. Dredd himself is responsible for destroying a robot revolution and sending everyone ''back'' to slavery. (Usually the writing is on the side of the robots, as is reader sympathy.) Note that Dredd himself is a robot-rights supporter; the only reason he shut down that particular revolution is because the robot leading the revolution was clearly evil.evil.
** ''ComicBook/{{XTNCT}}'': Humans use genetically engineered animals to fight their wars for them, and are able to discard or replace them just as easily.
2nd Apr '16 5:46:02 AM Gerusz
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[[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman/{{DCAU}} DC Animated Universe]]
28th Feb '16 9:15:29 AM nombretomado
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* ComicBook/SpiderMan nearly did this in an issue of ''Comicbook/GhostRider''. He was facing the vampire queen, Lilith and a host of the undead. He attempted to use Johnny Blaze's gun on them, explaining that "They're already dead". In team ups with {{Blade}}, he has also not seemed to care much about vampires getting killed. This is the same guy who will box your ears if you try to kill Carnage, a super-powered serial killer.

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* ComicBook/SpiderMan nearly did this in an issue of ''Comicbook/GhostRider''. He was facing the vampire queen, Lilith and a host of the undead. He attempted to use Johnny Blaze's gun on them, explaining that "They're already dead". In team ups with {{Blade}}, ComicBook/{{Blade}}, he has also not seemed to care much about vampires getting killed. This is the same guy who will box your ears if you try to kill Carnage, a super-powered serial killer.
4th Feb '16 9:13:59 PM Blazer
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-->'''Hawkeye:''' Then you'll die like people too.

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-->'''Hawkeye:''' Then you'll die like people too.too.
* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' explored this concerning Nicole the Holo-Lynx with the ''Sonic Universe'' storyline "Spark of Life". Dr. Ellidy, Nicole's [[spoiler:accidental]] creator, is very put off around Nicole [[spoiler:due to the fact that Nicole was actually his daughter, Nikki, who died during an attempt to save her life by digitizing her.]] This attitude concerns Sally, who even asks Big the Cat his thoughts on Nicole, who likes her just because she's nice. When the digital lifeform Phage causes trouble in Ellidy's systems and Nicole's in danger, Sally opts to be digitized herself to save her friend. When Ellidy tries to stop Sally from doing it because she's a princess risking her life, she essentially puts him in his place by telling him to never suggest that Nicole isn't a person worth saving.
28th Dec '15 6:21:25 AM Anddrix
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* The [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Bizarro}} Bizarros]] in [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Franchise/{{Superman}} stories were another example. Made of "non-living matter", having them killed off was often a source for comedy; they even made a meteor plunge into one of their cities and kill a lot of Bizarros, on the grounds that Bizarros do things backwards so they want to maximize casualties. This was played as a pure joke.

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* The [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Bizarro}} Bizarros]] Bizarros in [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Franchise/{{Superman}} stories were another example. Made of "non-living matter", having them killed off was often a source for comedy; they even made a meteor plunge into one of their cities and kill a lot of Bizarros, on the grounds that Bizarros do things backwards so they want to maximize casualties. This was played as a pure joke.
20th Dec '15 6:16:39 PM nombretomado
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* The [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Bizarro}} Bizarros]] in SilverAge Franchise/{{Superman}} stories were another example. Made of "non-living matter", having them killed off was often a source for comedy; they even made a meteor plunge into one of their cities and kill a lot of Bizarros, on the grounds that Bizarros do things backwards so they want to maximize casualties. This was played as a pure joke.

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* The [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Bizarro}} Bizarros]] in SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Franchise/{{Superman}} stories were another example. Made of "non-living matter", having them killed off was often a source for comedy; they even made a meteor plunge into one of their cities and kill a lot of Bizarros, on the grounds that Bizarros do things backwards so they want to maximize casualties. This was played as a pure joke.
19th Dec '15 5:23:33 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''[[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avengers Assemble Annual]]'', TheVision calls out [[Comicbook/IronMan Tony Stark]] and [[ComicBook/AntMan Hank Pym]] for leaving his disassembled body in a warehouse after he was ripped in half by [[SheHulk She-Hulk]]. Though they were both preoccupied by various crises (and one of them was a Skrull at the time), that doesn't really change the fact they left one of their teammates ''ripped up in a warehouse''. Even if they thought he was gone forever, didn't he at least warrant a proper burial?

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* In the ''[[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avengers Assemble Annual]]'', TheVision ComicBook/TheVision calls out [[Comicbook/IronMan Tony Stark]] and [[ComicBook/AntMan Hank Pym]] for leaving his disassembled body in a warehouse after he was ripped in half by [[SheHulk She-Hulk]].ComicBook/SheHulk. Though they were both preoccupied by various crises (and one of them was a Skrull at the time), that doesn't really change the fact they left one of their teammates ''ripped up in a warehouse''. Even if they thought he was gone forever, didn't he at least warrant a proper burial?
28th Nov '15 4:03:15 PM nombretomado
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** Jubilee was a particularly extreme example. Normally she's so firmly opposed to killing that she once abandoned an escape attempt -- effectively giving herself up for another round of torture -- in order to perform CPR on a random mook she had injured. Then during Marvel's SecretInvasion crossover, she was killing Skrulls without even blinking.

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** Jubilee was a particularly extreme example. Normally she's so firmly opposed to killing that she once abandoned an escape attempt -- effectively giving herself up for another round of torture -- in order to perform CPR on a random mook she had injured. Then during Marvel's SecretInvasion ComicBook/SecretInvasion crossover, she was killing Skrulls without even blinking.
4th Nov '15 2:26:00 AM Randallw201238
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* Completely and utterly [[DefiedTrope defied]] in the ComicBook/{{Invincible}} spin-off ''Guarding the Globe.'' When [[spoiler:Japandroid sacrifices herself to stop a global parasite infection, her death is treated ''exactly'' the same as if she was human. No one even mentions that whe was a robot.]]

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* Completely and utterly [[DefiedTrope defied]] in the ComicBook/{{Invincible}} spin-off ''Guarding the Globe.'' When [[spoiler:Japandroid sacrifices herself to stop a global parasite infection, her death is treated ''exactly'' the same as if she was human. No one even mentions that whe she was a robot.]]
18th Sep '15 10:03:57 PM nombretomado
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* Heavily analyzed in ''EarthX'', not so much with the mutated population of the world (they're all people), as with X-51 (Aaron Stack the Machine Man), who suffers from PinocchioSyndrome. At one point, Uatu actually inverts the scale [[spoiler: since he believes the Celestials are so far above ordinary organic life that we might as well be bacteria]], telling X-51 that he is superior to the artificially-created organic being [[PettingZooPeople Woodgod]] ''because'' Woodgod is a biological lifeform--a "beast". Aaron never buys into this argument, though.

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* Heavily analyzed in ''EarthX'', ''ComicBook/EarthX'', not so much with the mutated population of the world (they're all people), as with X-51 (Aaron Stack the Machine Man), who suffers from PinocchioSyndrome. At one point, Uatu actually inverts the scale [[spoiler: since he believes the Celestials are so far above ordinary organic life that we might as well be bacteria]], telling X-51 that he is superior to the artificially-created organic being [[PettingZooPeople Woodgod]] ''because'' Woodgod is a biological lifeform--a "beast". Aaron never buys into this argument, though.
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