Two years and nobody came up with "Earthlings Are Bastards"....Weird.
The trope description for Humans Are the Real Monsters
does not reflect the examples. If this is supposed to reflect both fantasy species thinking humans are bastards, and humans thinking they themselves are bastards, then it should be changed. The description as stands explicitly refers to humanity in space, or meeting aliens from another world.
Also, most of these examples are about "humans are bastards" in the broad sense of the term; that is distinct from thinking humans are "the real monsters", I would think. For a start, it implies that the speaker (for lack of a better term) thinks that humans are monsters but they aren't- and again, not reflected in all of the examples.
And there are too many examples of that nature to not at least warrant them their own trope page.
I'd personally like to just revive Humans Are Bastards and give it a better description this time around. And take back all the examples from the "Real Monsters" page and let that one die. If the humans v space aliens thing still holds appeal, come up with a better name.
But that is just me.
edited 5th Jul '12 5:45:07 PM by masamune1