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* PhysicalGod: {{Averted}}. For all their astral power, the Reptilians require dolls like the alien Greys or hybrid human hosts in order to interact with the material plane.
** The theory is that they can only enter our dimension briefly, and during that time they appear as reptilians. They allegedly use the hybrid humans as more permanent links to the third dimension. The idea that they are able to interbreed with humanity comes from the theory that they manipulated our DNA to be compatible with theirs in ancient times.

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* PhysicalGod: {{Averted}}. For all their astral power, the Reptilians require dolls like the alien Greys or hybrid human hosts in order to interact with the material plane.
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plane. The theory is that they can only enter our dimension briefly, and during that time they appear as reptilians. They allegedly use the hybrid humans as more permanent links to the third dimension. The idea that they are able to interbreed with humanity comes from the theory that they manipulated our DNA to be compatible with theirs in ancient times.



* SpaceJews: What some of his critics have accused the Reptilians of being, what with them creeping into high positions of power. Icke himself, when confronted with these allegations, was reportedly genuinely baffled.
** Actually, it's also been alleged that his Reptilian overlords (from the lower fourth dimension) are metaphors for ''actual'' Jews as well. He's equally baffled by this one-when he says "interdimensional lizards," he seems to really mean interdimensional lizards. Twelve-foot-tall interdimensional lizards, no less.
*** It doesn't help his case that he made some speeches and conferences for known racist groups, as he wasn't very choosy in his zeal to "expose the truth". Supposedly, [[WhatAnIdiot it never crossed his mind that said groups would then twist his ideas to fit their own agenda]]. Quoting ''Literature/TheProtocolsOfTheEldersOfZion'' (even though he believed they were mistaken in targeting the Jews) wasn't exactly genius either.
*** Nor did it help when he claimed that Hitler was a 'Jewish Rothschild' and that the Holocaust was a Jewish plot to steal Palestine from the Arabs.
** Jon Ronson, of ''Film/TheMenWhoStareAtGoats'' fame, looked at the "Lizards = Jews" idea in an episode of his documentary series ''Secret Rulers Of The World'', joining up with a group who were convinced Icke was a closet anti-Semite and wanted to make sure everyone knew it. Ronson disagreed, saying he was fairly sure that when Icke talked about Lizards From Space, [[CloudCuckooLander he really meant Lizards From Space]]. Although the protesting group could point to favorable reviews of Icke's books by anti-Semitic organisations that believed the same thing, ultimately their protests seemed only to actually ''increase'' awareness of Icke.

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* SpaceJews: What some of his It's... complicated. Icke's critics have accused the Reptilians of being, what with being a code for Jews, especially given how he accuses them creeping of maneuvering into high positions of power. power in much the way anti-semites have long done. Many of Icke's followers believe this and are thus allied with some ''very'' [[ThoseWackyNazis unsavoury groups]], many of which have reviewed Icke's works favourably, which has also landed Icke himself, and his beliefs in hot water with civil rights groups[[note]]This can be seen in one episode of the documentary series ''Secret Rulers of the World'', made by Jon Ronson of ''Film/TheMenWhoStareAtGoats'' fame, who joined an anti-Icke protest group who was convinced he was really an anti-semite and whose actions only served to [[StreisandEffect raise awareness]] of Icke's ideology [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity among genuine anti-semites]][[/note]]. Icke himself has had to clarify that no, when confronted with these allegations, was reportedly genuinely baffled.
** Actually, it's also been alleged that his Reptilian overlords (from the lower fourth dimension) are metaphors for ''actual'' Jews as well. He's equally baffled by this one-when
he says "interdimensional lizards," lizards", he seems to really doesn't mean Jews, he means [[CloudCuckoolander literal interdimensional lizards. Twelve-foot-tall interdimensional lizards, no less.
*** It doesn't help his case
lizards]], and was reportedly genuinely baffled that he made some speeches and conferences for known racist groups, as he wasn't very choosy in his zeal to "expose the truth". Supposedly, [[WhatAnIdiot it never crossed his mind anyone could think otherwise. Then again, Icke ''does'' believe that said groups would then twist his ideas to fit their own agenda]]. Quoting ''Literature/TheProtocolsOfTheEldersOfZion'' (even though he believed they were mistaken in targeting the Jews) wasn't exactly genius either.
*** Nor did it help when he claimed that Hitler was
is a 'Jewish Rothschild' and that the Holocaust was a Jewish plot to steal Palestine from the Arabs.
** Jon Ronson, of ''Film/TheMenWhoStareAtGoats'' fame, looked at the "Lizards = Jews" idea in an episode of his documentary series ''Secret Rulers Of The World'', joining up with a group who were convinced Icke was a closet anti-Semite and wanted to make sure everyone knew it. Ronson disagreed, saying he was fairly sure
genuine document, but that when Icke talked about Lizards From Space, [[CloudCuckooLander he really meant Lizards From Space]]. Although the protesting group could point it refers to favorable reviews of Icke's books by anti-Semitic organisations that believed the same thing, ultimately their protests seemed only to actually ''increase'' awareness of Icke. Jews, it ''really'' means space lizards, which [[NotHelpingYourCase doesn't help his case]].


* TomatoInTheMirror: Icke believes that some reptilians do not know that they even ''are'' reptilians. Their reptilian sides act as a kind of schizophrenia to them.



* TomatoInTheMirror: Icke believes that some reptilians do not know that they even ''are'' reptilians. Their reptilian sides act as a kind of schizophrenia to them.


Though David Icke is all but ignored by the mainstream, his theories have inspired many cult film and comic hits. ComicBook/TheInvisibles retains much of Icke's cosmology and terminology, and Film/TheMatrix shows some clear influences from both (Icke published a book named ''Children of the Matrix'' after it came out to capitalize). ComicBook/UltimateMarvel's version of the Skrulls, the Chitauri, are taken from Icke's theories. Though theories about AncientAstronauts go back as far as [[OlderThanTheyThink 4000BC in the Rig Veda]], Icke has revitalized the genre. References to his works are pervasive on conspiracy and [=UFO=] forums. [[http://www.metahistory.org/ MetaHistory.org]] raises it almost to the level of religion, weaving Ickian (Icky?) cosmology with ancient Christian UsefulNotes/{{Gnosticism}}.

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Though David Icke is all but ignored by the mainstream, his theories have inspired many cult film and comic hits. ComicBook/TheInvisibles retains much of Icke's cosmology and terminology, and Film/TheMatrix shows some clear influences from both (Icke published a book named ''Children of the Matrix'' after it came out to capitalize). ComicBook/UltimateMarvel's version of the Skrulls, the Chitauri, are taken from Icke's theories. Though theories about AncientAstronauts go back as far as [[OlderThanTheyThink 4000BC in the Rig Veda]], Icke has revitalized the genre. References to his works are pervasive on conspiracy and [=UFO=] forums. [[http://www.metahistory.org/ MetaHistory.org]] raises it almost to the level of religion, weaving Ickian (Icky?) cosmology with ancient Christian UsefulNotes/{{Gnosticism}}.
UsefulNotes/{{Gnosticism}}. More recently, he has been on ''This Morning'' and ''London Live'', [[WhatWereYouThinking landing both in deep shit with Ofcom]] since he spread misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic that had resulted in arson attacks on communication infrastructure.

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* TomatoInTheMirror: Icke believes that some reptilians do not know that they even ''are'' reptilians. Their reptilian sides act as a kind of schizophrenia to them.


* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: A television station once pitted Icke against a university psychiatrist in an attempt to dismiss his theories with the label of "crazy." Icke responded by demonstrating that his fears of censorship and persecution were [[ProperlyParanoid totally justified]] (he had been heavily targeted by Anti-Racist Action in Canada as they believed his "lizards" were code for "Jews", which he denies) and humiliated the psychiatrist completely.



* OnlySaneMan: At least, how he sees himself. [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2001/mar/17/features.weekend Compared to some of his critics]], he might even be right.



* ProperlyParanoid: During a visit to Canada, Icke was subject to an actual conspiracy, which backfired quite spectacularly. See CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass and the link under OnlySaneMan.


* NewWorldOrder: The Reptilians are trying to establish a totalitarian planetary government by Hegelian dialectic. Problem-reaction-solution techniques manipulate humanity with fear and by preying on their darkest instincts, causing them to engineer the chains of their own servitude.

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* NewWorldOrder: OneWorldOrder: The Reptilians are trying to establish a totalitarian planetary government by Hegelian dialectic. Problem-reaction-solution techniques manipulate humanity with fear and by preying on their darkest instincts, causing them to engineer the chains of their own servitude.


*** Nor did it help when he claimed that Hitler was a 'Jewish Rothschild' and that the Holocaust was a Jewish plot to steal Palestine from the Arabs (some do agree that the Holocaust is/was used to support Israel, but that is a bit different).

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*** Nor did it help when he claimed that Hitler was a 'Jewish Rothschild' and that the Holocaust was a Jewish plot to steal Palestine from the Arabs (some do agree that the Holocaust is/was used to support Israel, but that is a bit different).Arabs.


* EveryoneHasStandards: Even Radio/AlexJones thinks the reptile thing is crazy, saying Icke is probably a con artist capitalizing on existing conspiracy theories with this unique "twist".

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* EveryoneHasStandards: Even Radio/AlexJones Alex Jones thinks the reptile thing is crazy, saying Icke is probably a con artist capitalizing on existing conspiracy theories with this unique "twist".


** Jon Ronson, of TheMenWhoStareAtGoats fame, looked at the "Lizards = Jews" idea in an episode of his documentary series ''Secret Rulers Of The World'', joining up with a group who were convinced Icke was a closet anti-Semite and wanted to make sure everyone knew it. Ronson disagreed, saying he was fairly sure that when Icke talked about Lizards From Space, [[CloudCuckooLander he really meant Lizards From Space]]. Although the protesting group could point to favorable reviews of Icke's books by anti-Semitic organisations that believed the same thing, ultimately their protests seemed only to actually ''increase'' awareness of Icke.

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** Jon Ronson, of TheMenWhoStareAtGoats ''Film/TheMenWhoStareAtGoats'' fame, looked at the "Lizards = Jews" idea in an episode of his documentary series ''Secret Rulers Of The World'', joining up with a group who were convinced Icke was a closet anti-Semite and wanted to make sure everyone knew it. Ronson disagreed, saying he was fairly sure that when Icke talked about Lizards From Space, [[CloudCuckooLander he really meant Lizards From Space]]. Although the protesting group could point to favorable reviews of Icke's books by anti-Semitic organisations that believed the same thing, ultimately their protests seemed only to actually ''increase'' awareness of Icke.


* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Crazy Has Standards]]: Even Radio/AlexJones thinks the reptile thing is crazy, saying Icke is probably a con artist capitalizing on existing conspiracy theories with this unique "twist".

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* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Crazy Has Standards]]: EveryoneHasStandards: Even Radio/AlexJones thinks the reptile thing is crazy, saying Icke is probably a con artist capitalizing on existing conspiracy theories with this unique "twist".


Though David Icke is all but ignored by the mainstream, his theories have inspired many cult film and comic hits. ComicBook/TheInvisibles retains much of Icke's cosmology and terminology, and Film/TheMatrix shows some clear influences from both (Icke published a book named ''Children of the Matrix'' after it came out to capitalize). UltimateMarvel's version of the Skrulls, the Chitauri, are taken from Icke's theories. Though theories about AncientAstronauts go back as far as [[OlderThanTheyThink 4000BC in the Rig Veda]], Icke has revitalized the genre. References to his works are pervasive on conspiracy and [=UFO=] forums. [[http://www.metahistory.org/ MetaHistory.org]] raises it almost to the level of religion, weaving Ickian (Icky?) cosmology with ancient Christian UsefulNotes/{{Gnosticism}}.

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Though David Icke is all but ignored by the mainstream, his theories have inspired many cult film and comic hits. ComicBook/TheInvisibles retains much of Icke's cosmology and terminology, and Film/TheMatrix shows some clear influences from both (Icke published a book named ''Children of the Matrix'' after it came out to capitalize). UltimateMarvel's ComicBook/UltimateMarvel's version of the Skrulls, the Chitauri, are taken from Icke's theories. Though theories about AncientAstronauts go back as far as [[OlderThanTheyThink 4000BC in the Rig Veda]], Icke has revitalized the genre. References to his works are pervasive on conspiracy and [=UFO=] forums. [[http://www.metahistory.org/ MetaHistory.org]] raises it almost to the level of religion, weaving Ickian (Icky?) cosmology with ancient Christian UsefulNotes/{{Gnosticism}}.


It's easy to make fun of him, but he might be onto something. After all, Nancy Pelosi was very obviously hatched from an egg, and no one has ever held le Baron de Rothschild down for long enough to extract a DNA sample. You don't really think the Bilderberg Group, the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the International Monetary Fund are working in '''your''' best interests, do you? (''hint:'' Of course they're not.)


* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Crazy Has Standards]]: Even Radio/AlexJones thinks the reptile thing is crazy, saying Icke must be a plant by the NWO to discredit more "rational" theorists (like himself) by association.

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* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Crazy Has Standards]]: Even Radio/AlexJones thinks the reptile thing is crazy, saying Icke must be is probably a plant by the NWO to discredit more "rational" theorists (like himself) by association.con artist capitalizing on existing conspiracy theories with this unique "twist".


* AncientAstronauts:Who do ''you'' think [[Franchise/StargateVerse built the Pyramids?]] Icke believes they also created human civilization and still secretly rule all of us.

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* AncientAstronauts:Who AncientAstronauts: Who do ''you'' think [[Franchise/StargateVerse built the Pyramids?]] Icke believes they also created human civilization and still secretly rule all of us.



* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Crazy Has Standards]]: Even AlexJones thinks the reptile thing is crazy.

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* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Crazy Has Standards]]: Even AlexJones Radio/AlexJones thinks the reptile thing is crazy.crazy, saying Icke must be a plant by the NWO to discredit more "rational" theorists (like himself) by association.



* VichyEarth: Believes this trope to be TruthInTelevision.

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* VichyEarth: Believes Icke believes this trope to be TruthInTelevision.


* AlienAbduction; According to Icke, abduction experiences are, at their basis, '''spiritual''' phenomena rather than physical. The extradimensionals require a physical counterpart in order to manipulate physical matter directly; thus grey aliens serve as dolls through which the Annunanki Reptilians can act in the physical universe. Primarily the Reptilians find it easier to interact with humans on the psychological or spiritual level, and full abductions are much rarer than [[MasterOfIllusion induced hallucination.]]

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* AlienAbduction; AlienAbduction: According to Icke, abduction experiences are, at their basis, '''spiritual''' phenomena rather than physical. The extradimensionals require a physical counterpart in order to manipulate physical matter directly; thus grey aliens serve as dolls through which the Annunanki Reptilians can act in the physical universe. Primarily the Reptilians find it easier to interact with humans on the psychological or spiritual level, and full abductions are much rarer than [[MasterOfIllusion induced hallucination.]]



* AncientAstronauts: Who do ''you'' think [[Franchise/StargateVerse built the Pyramids?]]

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* AncientAstronauts: Who AncientAstronauts:Who do ''you'' think [[Franchise/StargateVerse built the Pyramids?]]Pyramids?]] Icke believes they also created human civilization and still secretly rule all of us.



* ArtisticLicenseBiology: He claims in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkiclMWy3Ns/in this video about Swine Flu vaccine]] that humans already have a really strong immune system, which is true on its own, but he says the vaccines stop it from developing if applied to children under the age of 2. Please don't look at the comments, they are full of ignorance.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: He claims in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkiclMWy3Ns/in com/watch?v=wkiclMWy3Ns/ in this video about Swine Flu vaccine]] that humans already have a really strong immune system, which is true on its own, but he says the vaccines stop it from developing if applied to children under the age of 2. Please don't look at the comments, they are full of ignorance.

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