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* ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigilDarkAndLight'' includes the Magisters, a conspiracy of Hunters who kidnap [[TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful Princesses]] and mortals so they can trap the former in a LotusEaterMachine to use their lifeless body as power sources and brainwash the latter as their personal slaves. It's mentionned some of them have been stupid enough to try using this ritual on [[TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost Changelings]] (faerie beings with the ability to travel in and reshape dreams) and [[TabletopGame/BeastThePrimordial Beasts]] (creatures who are ''[[AnthropomorphicPersonification literal]]'' nightmares made flesh). Predictably, these Magisters ended up comatose after their "captives" easily escaped to strike back by plaguing them with horrible nightmares.

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* ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigilDarkAndLight'' includes the Magisters, a conspiracy of Hunters who kidnap [[TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful Princesses]] and mortals so they can trap the former in a LotusEaterMachine to use their lifeless body as power sources and brainwash the latter as their personal slaves. It's mentionned some of them have been stupid enough to try using this ritual on [[TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost Changelings]] (faerie beings with the ability [[DreamWeaver to travel in and reshape dreams) dreams]]) and [[TabletopGame/BeastThePrimordial Beasts]] (creatures who are ''[[AnthropomorphicPersonification literal]]'' nightmares made flesh). Predictably, these Magisters ended up comatose after their "captives" easily escaped to strike back by plaguing them with horrible nightmares.


* ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigilDarkAndLight'' includes the Magisters, a conspiracy of Hunters who kidnap [[TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful Princesses]] and mortals so they can trap the former in a LotusEaterMachine to use their lifeless body as power sources and brainwash the latter as their personal slaves. It's mentionned some of them have been stupid enough to try using this ritual on [[TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost Changelings]] (faeric beings with the ability to travel in and reshape dreams) and [[TabletopGame/BeastThePrimordial Beasts]] (creatures who are ''[[AnthropomorphicPersonification literal]]'' nightmares made flesh). Predictably, these Magisters ended up in comatose after their "captives" easily escaped to strike back by plaguing them with horrible nightmares.

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* ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigilDarkAndLight'' includes the Magisters, a conspiracy of Hunters who kidnap [[TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful Princesses]] and mortals so they can trap the former in a LotusEaterMachine to use their lifeless body as power sources and brainwash the latter as their personal slaves. It's mentionned some of them have been stupid enough to try using this ritual on [[TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost Changelings]] (faeric (faerie beings with the ability to travel in and reshape dreams) and [[TabletopGame/BeastThePrimordial Beasts]] (creatures who are ''[[AnthropomorphicPersonification literal]]'' nightmares made flesh). Predictably, these Magisters ended up in comatose after their "captives" easily escaped to strike back by plaguing them with horrible nightmares.


* Although ''TabletopGame/{{Aberrant}}'' pushes the inevitable apocalyptic nova vs. baseline war as something [[BewareTheSuperman inherent in the novas' nature]], in the actual metaplot, the war doesn't start until novas learn that [[spoiler: Project Utopia, the MutantDraftBoard that ostensibly works to promote nova/human peace, has been sterilizing every nova it can get its hands on]]. TheReveal of this panics every non-affiliated nova, gives the [[FantasticRacism Nova Supremacists]] Teragen a huge boost in credibility, and outrages every formerly loyal nova, making the Aberrant War ''directly'' the humans' fault.

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* Although ''TabletopGame/{{Aberrant}}'' pushes the inevitable apocalyptic nova vs. baseline war as something [[BewareTheSuperman inherent in the novas' nature]], in the actual metaplot, the war doesn't start until novas learn that [[spoiler: Project Utopia, the MutantDraftBoard that ostensibly works to promote nova/human peace, has been sterilizing every nova it can get its hands on]]. TheReveal of this panics every non-affiliated nova, gives the [[FantasticRacism Nova Supremacists]] Teragen a huge boost in credibility, and outrages every formerly loyal nova, making the Aberrant War ''directly'' the humans' fault.fault.
* ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigilDarkAndLight'' includes the Magisters, a conspiracy of Hunters who kidnap [[TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful Princesses]] and mortals so they can trap the former in a LotusEaterMachine to use their lifeless body as power sources and brainwash the latter as their personal slaves. It's mentionned some of them have been stupid enough to try using this ritual on [[TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost Changelings]] (faeric beings with the ability to travel in and reshape dreams) and [[TabletopGame/BeastThePrimordial Beasts]] (creatures who are ''[[AnthropomorphicPersonification literal]]'' nightmares made flesh). Predictably, these Magisters ended up in comatose after their "captives" easily escaped to strike back by plaguing them with horrible nightmares.


** Harry in ''Broken Things'' spends the bulk of the story being experimented on and tortured by Shop members who know that he's a powerful psychokinetic. See the page's Asshole Victim example to see how that works out for them.
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** Harry in ''Broken Things'' spends the bulk of the story being experimented on and tortured by Shop members who know that he's a powerful psychokinetic. See the page's Asshole Victim AssholeVictim example to see how that works out for them.
* ''Tabletopgame/DungeonsAndDragons''''Tabletopgame/DungeonsAndDragons'':



*** It's to be noted that while Wizards look down on Sorcerers for being generally considered weaker (a Sorcerer has more spells a day, but is locked to specific spells, while a Wizard has slightly fewer spells per day, but has full access to a staggering number of choices), they also despise Sorcerers for, essentially, being born winners. A Sorcerer is born with their power, while a Wizard has to study for DECADES to cast the most basic cantrips.
** Warlocks suffer an even worse treatment (due to their powers often but not always having a demonic origin) and ''Complete Arcane'' (the book introducing the class) points out how it should be standard for most settings to scorn, resent, and persecute warlocks. Given that warlocks are casters who have an unlimited store of spells (unlike the sorcerer, who will eventually run dry), and probably made a DealWithTheDevil to get their powers (which, by the way, are far more focused on killing people than those of Wizards or Sorcerers), this ''really makes no sense''.
** There are also half-dragons, who are almost always treated badly by humans in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. Yes, they think it's a good idea to pick on the person with claws and sharp teeth who can breathe dangerous substances and who has a parent that can level the town, and often will do so to protect or avenge his/her child. Tabletopgame/{{Eberron}} averts this by making the half-dragons considered abominations by the ''dragons''. Furthermore, even in the core game a lot of dragons are lax parents even with their pureblood children and are even worse towards their half-breed spawn, making this kind of justifiable -- there's no guarantee that their dragon parent will care -- but not quite.

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*** It's to be noted that while Wizards look down on Sorcerers for being generally considered weaker (a Sorcerer has more spells a day, but is locked to specific spells, while a Wizard has slightly fewer spells per day, but has full access to a staggering number of choices), they also despise Sorcerers for, essentially, being born winners. A Sorcerer is born with their power, while a Wizard has to study for DECADES ''decades'' to cast the most basic cantrips.
** Warlocks suffer an even worse treatment (due to their powers often but not always having a demonic origin) origin), and ''Complete Arcane'' (the book introducing the class) points out how it should be standard for most settings to scorn, resent, and persecute warlocks. Given that warlocks are casters who have an unlimited store of spells (unlike the sorcerer, who will eventually run dry), and probably made a DealWithTheDevil to get their powers (which, by the way, are far more focused on killing people than those of Wizards or Sorcerers), this ''really makes no sense''.
** There are also half-dragons, who are almost always treated badly by humans in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. Yes, they think it's a good idea to pick on the person with claws and sharp teeth who can breathe dangerous substances and who has a parent that can level the town, and often will do so to protect or avenge his/her child. Tabletopgame/{{Eberron}} averts this by making the half-dragons considered abominations by the ''dragons''. Furthermore, even in the core game game, a lot of dragons are lax parents even with their pureblood children and are even worse towards their half-breed spawn, making this kind of justifiable -- there's no guarantee that their dragon parent will care -- but not quite.



* Wizards and Psykers of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' respectively. The Wizards normally don't give a damn about what peasants think but soldiers love them, and psykers, well, their powers come from Chaos... Considering that psykers are incredibly vulnerable to PowerIncontinence, DemonicPossession, and in more than a few occasions having their skull turned into a portal to allow TheLegionsOfHell to overrun the planet, this trope becomes even more ridiculous if treatment of them within the Imperium wasn't less "ostracism" and more "immediate execution."

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* Wizards and Psykers of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' respectively. The Wizards normally don't give a damn about what peasants think think, but soldiers love them, and psykers, well, their powers come from Chaos... Considering that psykers are incredibly vulnerable to PowerIncontinence, DemonicPossession, and in more than a few occasions having their skull turned into a portal to allow TheLegionsOfHell to overrun the planet, this trope becomes even more ridiculous if treatment of them within the Imperium wasn't less "ostracism" and more "immediate execution."



** After the First War for Armageddon against literal LegionsOfHell was won, Grey Knights and the Inquisition decided that to avoid corruption, all population and military at the planet must be sterilized and worked to death in the labor camps. That didn't sit well with ChaoticGood Space Wolves chapter. The result is Months of Shame, minor civil war that cost Grey Knights and Inquisition a battle fleetworth of ships, a whole brotherhood worth of Grey Knights (this squabble cost them as much as entire war for Armageddon. Yep, one brotherhood lost almost all its members twice in a matter of months) and from now on, any and all inquisitional ships over Fenris are shot on sight.
*** Inquisitors might believe that they have the right to be bossy around Space Marine Chapter Masters. Then their bodies happen to be found in the Chapter Monastery, supposedly killed by an ork sniper. [[note]]The joke here being that there are no ork snipers given the inherent love of dakka and hate of accuracy all orks have.[[/note]]

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** After the First War for Armageddon against literal LegionsOfHell was won, the Grey Knights and the Inquisition decided that to avoid corruption, all population and military at the planet must be sterilized and worked to death in the labor camps. That didn't sit well with the ChaoticGood Space Wolves chapter. The result is the Months of Shame, a minor civil war that cost the Grey Knights and Inquisition a battle fleetworth fleet worth of ships, a whole brotherhood worth of Grey Knights (this squabble cost them as much as the entire war for Armageddon. Yep, Armageddon... yep, one brotherhood lost almost all its members twice in a matter of months) months), and from now on, any and all inquisitional ships over Fenris are shot on sight.
*** Inquisitors might believe that they have the right to be bossy around Space Marine Chapter Masters. Then their bodies happen to be found in the Chapter Monastery, supposedly killed by an ork sniper. [[note]]The joke here being that there are no ork snipers snipers, given the inherent [[MoreDakka love of dakka dakka]] and [[ATeamFiring hate of accuracy accuracy]] all orks have.[[/note]]


** That the Tau ''don't'' do this as a rule is the only reason they're still around. The Imperium is larger and more populous than the Tau Empire by several orders of magnitude, but also has to fight {{Forever War}}s on multiple fronts, and their local forces alone can ''at best'' keep the Tau contained. In other words, the Imperium knows they don't have the reserves to wipe out the Tau without suffering significant setbacks elsewhere in the galaxy, but the Tau know that they can't antagonize the Imperium ''too much'' or else the humans might just take that risk. {{Realpolitik}} does the rest, keeping the conflict between the two nations to low-level border battles and allowing them to ally against [[EnemyMine common enemies]].



** That the Tau ''don't'' do this as a rule is the only reason they're still around. The Imperium is larger and more populous than the Tau Empire by several orders of magnitude, but also has to fight {{Forever War}}s on multiple fronts, and their local forces alone can ''at best'' keep the Tau contained. In other words, the Imperium knows they don't have the reserves to wipe out the Tau without suffering significant setbacks elsewhere in the galaxy, but the Tau know that they can't antagonize the Imperium ''too much'' or else the humans might just take that risk. (It doesn't hurt that the Tau often make a useful buffer against less reasonable enemies in the region.)

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** That the Tau ''don't'' do this as a rule is the only reason they're still around. The Imperium is larger and more populous than the Tau Empire by several orders of magnitude, but also has to fight {{Forever War}}s on multiple fronts, and their local forces alone can ''at best'' keep the Tau contained. In other words, the Imperium knows they don't have the reserves to wipe out the Tau without suffering significant setbacks elsewhere in the galaxy, but the Tau know that they can't antagonize the Imperium ''too much'' or else the humans might just take that risk. (It doesn't hurt that the Tau often make a useful buffer against less reasonable enemies in the region.)

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*** It's to be noted that while Wizards look down on Sorcerers for being generally considered weaker (a Sorcerer has more spells a day, but is locked to specific spells, while a Wizard has slightly fewer spells per day, but has full access to a staggering number of choices), they also despise Sorcerers for, essentially, being born winners. A Sorcerer is born with their power, while a Wizard has to study for DECADES to cast the most basic cantrips.


*** Inquisitors might believe that they have the right to be bossy around Space Marine Chapter Masters. Then their bodies happen to be found in the Chapter Monastery, supposedly killed by an ork sniper.

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*** Inquisitors might believe that they have the right to be bossy around Space Marine Chapter Masters. Then their bodies happen to be found in the Chapter Monastery, supposedly killed by an ork sniper. [[note]]The joke here being that there are no ork snipers given the inherent love of dakka and hate of accuracy all orks have.[[/note]]



* Although ''TabletopGame/{{Aberrant}}'' pushes the inevitable apocalyptic nova vs. baseline war as something [[BewareTheSuperman inherent in the novas' nature]], in the actual metaplot, the war doesn't start until novas learn that [[spoiler: Project Utopia, the MutantDraftBoard that ostensibly works to promote nova/human peace, has been sterilizing every nova it can get its hands on]]. TheReveal of this panics every non-affiliated nova, gives the [[FantasticRacism Nova Supremacists]] Teragen a huge boost in credibility, and outrages every formerly loyal nova, making the Aberrant War ''directly'' the humans' fault.

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* Although ''TabletopGame/{{Aberrant}}'' pushes the inevitable apocalyptic nova vs. baseline war as something [[BewareTheSuperman inherent in the novas' nature]], in the actual metaplot, the war doesn't start until novas learn that [[spoiler: Project Utopia, the MutantDraftBoard that ostensibly works to promote nova/human peace, has been sterilizing every nova it can get its hands on]]. TheReveal of this panics every non-affiliated nova, gives the [[FantasticRacism Nova Supremacists]] Teragen a huge boost in credibility, and outrages every formerly loyal nova, making the Aberrant War ''directly'' the humans' fault.


** This is also true of sorcerers, who have innate magical talent. Even standard wizards tend to do it, even though sorcerers can cast more spells per day than them.

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** This is also true of sorcerers, who [[WitchSpecies have innate magical talent. talents]]. [[UnequalRites Even standard wizards tend to do it, it]], even though sorcerers can cast more spells per day than them.


* ''TabletopGame/PsionicsTheNextStageInHumanEvolution'': Being pushed around one too many times is listed as an example of common ways for espers to initially manifest their talents.
** Ian and Lucky in ''Tomorrow's Starlight'' are both victims of this. It doesn't go well for the bullies.

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* ''TabletopGame/PsionicsTheNextStageInHumanEvolution'': ''TabletopGame/PsionicsTheNextStageInHumanEvolution'':
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Being pushed around one too many times is listed as an example of common ways for espers to initially manifest their talents.
** This is how Ian first manifested his telekinesis. Chad assaulted Ian at school and Lucky ended up getting hit with a TK Push strong enough to hospitalize him.
** Lucky, who can start fires with his mind, is threatened by a liquor store clerk and chased by an entire angry mob.
** Harry
in ''Tomorrow's Starlight'' are both victims ''Broken Things'' spends the bulk of this. It doesn't go well the story being experimented on and tortured by Shop members who know that he's a powerful psychokinetic. See the page's Asshole Victim example to see how that works out for the bullies.them.

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* ''TabletopGame/PsionicsTheNextStageInHumanEvolution'': Being pushed around one too many times is listed as an example of common ways for espers to initially manifest their talents.
** Ian and Lucky in ''Tomorrow's Starlight'' are both victims of this. It doesn't go well for the bullies.


* This is bound to happen in the ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' games: it's a CrapsackWorld with half a dozen flavours of human-looking supernatural. Special mention goes to the [[TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated Prometheans]]: soulless reanimated corpses, trying to learn [[PinocchioSyndrome how to be human]], but who are inhumanly powerful and spread a HatePlague [[BlessedWithSuck against themselves]] wherever they go. Most of their alchemical Refinements require prolonged study; the inevitable Dragon-bullying they face is why any Promethean can instantly adopt the [[UnstoppableRage Refinement of Tin]] and say ''to'' '''''[[RageBreakingPoint hell]]''''' ''with you all.''


* This is bound to happen in the ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' games: it's a CrapsackWorld with half a dozen flavours of human-looking supernatural. Special mention goes to the [[TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated Prometheans]]: soulless reanimated corpses, trying to learn [[PinocchioSyndrome how to be human]], but who are inhumanly powerful and spread a HatePlague [[BlessedWithSuck against themselves]] wherever they go. Most of their alchemical Refinements require prolonged study; the inevitable Dragon-bullying they face is why any Promethean can instantly adopt the [[UnstoppableRage Refinement of Tin]] and say ''[[RageBreakingPoint to '''hell''' with you all]].''

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* This is bound to happen in the ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' games: it's a CrapsackWorld with half a dozen flavours of human-looking supernatural. Special mention goes to the [[TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated Prometheans]]: soulless reanimated corpses, trying to learn [[PinocchioSyndrome how to be human]], but who are inhumanly powerful and spread a HatePlague [[BlessedWithSuck against themselves]] wherever they go. Most of their alchemical Refinements require prolonged study; the inevitable Dragon-bullying they face is why any Promethean can instantly adopt the [[UnstoppableRage Refinement of Tin]] and say ''[[RageBreakingPoint to '''hell''' with ''to'' '''''[[RageBreakingPoint hell]]''''' ''with you all]].all.''


* Although ''TabletopGame/{{Aberrant}}'' pushes the inevitable apocalyptic nova vs. baseline war as something [[BewareTheSuperman inherent in the novas' nature]], in the actual metaplot, the war doesn't start until novas learn that [[spoiler: Project Utopia, the MutantDraftBoard that ostensibly works to promote nova/human peace, has been sterilizing every nova it can get its hands on]]. TheReveal of this panics every non-affiliated nova, gives the [[FantasticRacism Nova Supremacists]] Teragen a huge boost in credibility, and outrages every formerly loyal nova, making the Aberrant War ''directly'' the humans' fault.

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* Although ''TabletopGame/{{Aberrant}}'' pushes the inevitable apocalyptic nova vs. baseline war as something [[BewareTheSuperman inherent in the novas' nature]], in the actual metaplot, the war doesn't start until novas learn that [[spoiler: Project Utopia, the MutantDraftBoard that ostensibly works to promote nova/human peace, has been sterilizing every nova it can get its hands on]]. TheReveal of this panics every non-affiliated nova, gives the [[FantasticRacism Nova Supremacists]] Teragen a huge boost in credibility, and outrages every formerly loyal nova, making the Aberrant War ''directly'' the humans' fault.fault.
* This is bound to happen in the ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' games: it's a CrapsackWorld with half a dozen flavours of human-looking supernatural. Special mention goes to the [[TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated Prometheans]]: soulless reanimated corpses, trying to learn [[PinocchioSyndrome how to be human]], but who are inhumanly powerful and spread a HatePlague [[BlessedWithSuck against themselves]] wherever they go. Most of their alchemical Refinements require prolonged study; the inevitable Dragon-bullying they face is why any Promethean can instantly adopt the [[UnstoppableRage Refinement of Tin]] and say ''[[RageBreakingPoint to '''hell''' with you all]].''


** After the First War for Armageddon against literal LegionsFromHell was won, Grey Knights and the Inquisition decided that to avoid corruption, all population and military at the planet must be sterilized and worked to death in the labor camps. That didn't sit well with ChaoticGood Space Wolves chapter. The result is Months of Shame, minor civil war that cost Grey Knights and Inquisition a battle fleetworth of ships, a whole brotherhood worth of Grey Knights (this squabble cost them as much as entire war for Armageddon. Yep, one brotherhood lost almost all its members twice in a matter of months) and from now on, any and all inquisitional ships over Fenris are shot on sight.

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** After the First War for Armageddon against literal LegionsFromHell LegionsOfHell was won, Grey Knights and the Inquisition decided that to avoid corruption, all population and military at the planet must be sterilized and worked to death in the labor camps. That didn't sit well with ChaoticGood Space Wolves chapter. The result is Months of Shame, minor civil war that cost Grey Knights and Inquisition a battle fleetworth of ships, a whole brotherhood worth of Grey Knights (this squabble cost them as much as entire war for Armageddon. Yep, one brotherhood lost almost all its members twice in a matter of months) and from now on, any and all inquisitional ships over Fenris are shot on sight.
*** Inquisitors might believe that they have the right to be bossy around Space Marine Chapter Masters. Then their bodies happen to be found in the Chapter Monastery, supposedly killed by an ork sniper.
** Eldar tend to be guided by false prophecies and will attack vastly superior forces, while being very arrogant about it.

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