History WhatMeasureIsANonHuman / LiveActionTV

30th Oct '16 3:55:09 PM nombretomado
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* ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' explores the question in an episode which reveals that most of the mythological monsters Hercules killed during the first season were, at one point, just as sentient and emotionally complex as anyone else. Though it's played for comedy at first, as Hercules learns all this from their bumbling GentleGiant father, it comes to a dramatic head when he finds out that Hercules has killed them all: the ensuing fight's only resolved when a regretful Hercules (now realizing that he'd unfairly dismissed them as mindless monsters) convinces him that there really wasn't any other option, since BigBad Hera had brainwashed them into becoming her evil minions.

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* ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' explores the question in an episode which reveals that most of the mythological monsters Hercules killed during the first season were, at one point, just as sentient and emotionally complex as anyone else. Though it's played for comedy at first, as Hercules learns all this from their bumbling GentleGiant father, it comes to a dramatic head when he finds out that Hercules has killed them all: the ensuing fight's only resolved when a regretful Hercules (now realizing that he'd unfairly dismissed them as mindless monsters) convinces him that there really wasn't any other option, since BigBad Hera had brainwashed them into becoming her evil minions.
2nd Oct '16 8:10:32 PM Fireblood
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* ''{{Series/Westworld}}'': The androids are used as something to kill or have sex with (whether consensual or not within the storyline) by many guests. Some who begin to malfunction eventually realize what happens to them, and want revenge.
21st Jul '16 1:31:57 PM flootzavut
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** When Willow goes dark and on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against Warren after he shoots Buffy and Tara, killing the former, Buffy is literally the ''only'' one of the Scoobies who wants Warren to face human justice for his crimes, while Xander and Dawn are so disgusted and pissed that they openly support Willow's intent to kill; after she succeeds, even Buffy reluctantly admits that Warren ''may'' have deserved to die. Nonetheless, the Scoobies all rally to defend Warren's ex-cohorts, who Willow is [[MisplacedRetribution now targeting]], because they had done nothing to deserve death.

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** When Willow goes dark and on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against Warren after he shoots Buffy and Tara, killing the former, latter, Buffy is literally the ''only'' one of the Scoobies who wants Warren to face human justice for his crimes, while Xander and Dawn are so disgusted and pissed that they openly support Willow's intent to kill; after she succeeds, even Buffy reluctantly admits that Warren ''may'' have deserved to die. Nonetheless, the Scoobies all rally to defend Warren's ex-cohorts, who Willow is [[MisplacedRetribution now targeting]], because they had done nothing to deserve death.
3rd Dec '15 3:56:39 PM DarkHunter
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** This is even inverted at one point: an Unas named Chakka captures Daniel on a hunt as part of a rite of passage in his tribe, but by the end is arguing with his people that Daniel is an intelligent being, not an animal, and thus should not be ritually killed.
3rd Dec '15 3:53:58 PM DarkHunter
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** This issue is also addressed with the Unas in a number of episodes. Their body language unfortunately comes across to humans as somewhat aggressive, so they can seem quite menacing, but Daniel learns how to communicate with them a bit and finds that most Unas are really just peaceful people who are, at worst, rather suspicious of outsides to their tribes. He gets rather peeved when other people treat them like animals.

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** This issue is also addressed with the Unas in a number of episodes. Their body language unfortunately comes across to humans as somewhat aggressive, so they can seem quite menacing, but Daniel learns how to communicate with them a bit and finds that most Unas are really just peaceful people who are, at worst, rather suspicious of outsides outsiders to their tribes. He gets rather peeved when other people treat them like animals.
3rd Dec '15 3:53:35 PM DarkHunter
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** This issue is also addressed with the Unas in a number of episodes. Their body language unfortunately comes across to humans as somewhat aggressive, so they can seem quite menacing, but Daniel learns how to communicate with them a bit and gets rather peeved when other people treat them like animals.

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** This issue is also addressed with the Unas in a number of episodes. Their body language unfortunately comes across to humans as somewhat aggressive, so they can seem quite menacing, but Daniel learns how to communicate with them a bit and finds that most Unas are really just peaceful people who are, at worst, rather suspicious of outsides to their tribes. He gets rather peeved when other people treat them like animals.
3rd Dec '15 3:52:16 PM DarkHunter
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** This issue is also addressed with the Unas in a number of episodes. They can seem quite menacing, but Daniel's learned how to communicate with them a bit and gets rather peeved when other people treat them like animals.

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** This issue is also addressed with the Unas in a number of episodes. They Their body language unfortunately comes across to humans as somewhat aggressive, so they can seem quite menacing, but Daniel's learned Daniel learns how to communicate with them a bit and gets rather peeved when other people treat them like animals.
12th Aug '15 11:44:43 AM FF32
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** ''UltramanCosmos'' tamed the ''monsters'', in the ultimate subversion. However, many were killed by [[TheBigBad Chaos]].

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** ''UltramanCosmos'' tamed the ''monsters'', in the ultimate subversion. However, many were killed by [[TheBigBad [[BigBad Chaos]].
30th Jun '15 9:57:29 AM nombretomado
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* The 2000s ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' is practically built on toying with every permutation of this trope. At the beginning, humans automatically treat Cylons as machines and Cylons automatically treat humans as cattle. As the series goes on, dissenters emerge in both races. Made more confused by the fact that Cylons, despite being artificially born and having cybernetic neural properties, practically are biologically human, and several 'human' characters are [[{{TomatoInTheMirror}} Cylon sleeper agents.]]

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* The 2000s ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' Galactica|2003}}'' is practically built on toying with every permutation of this trope. At the beginning, humans automatically treat Cylons as machines and Cylons automatically treat humans as cattle. As the series goes on, dissenters emerge in both races. Made more confused by the fact that Cylons, despite being artificially born and having cybernetic neural properties, practically are biologically human, and several 'human' characters are [[{{TomatoInTheMirror}} Cylon sleeper agents.]]
6th May '15 4:45:42 PM Daedalis
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* ''Series/OtherSpace'' has several cases.
** Kent's physiology and upbringing are so different from standard that it is questionable whether he's human. After brief deliberation the crew decides he counts.
** Karen agonizes over accidentally killing [[spoiler:Art the robot]] until she finds that there are several versions of him available for easy replacement. She promptly kills another one to vent her frustration.
** Natasha the computer program will have her memory wiped at mission's end to give her a fresh start with the new crew and to preserve the current crew's privacy. No one's especially happy about this.
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