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A large-scale version of NotSoDifferent.



** Also touched open and ultimately ignored in the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode, "The Chase" when it was discovered humans, Cardassians, Klingons, and Romulans all have a common ancestry. Picard and a Romulan captain remark on how they're NotSoDifferent after all, but nothing comes of it.

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** Also touched open and ultimately ignored in the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode, "The Chase" when it was discovered humans, Cardassians, Klingons, and Romulans all have a common ancestry. Picard and a Romulan captain [[NotSoDifferentRemark remark on how they're NotSoDifferent similar after all, all]], but nothing comes of it.


* A Creator/{{Quino}} [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B-PPwDJIAAAqSO8?format=jpg&name=900x900 strip]] has a white man happily remark that thanks to globalization that even the most different cultures worldwide are "like us", detailing the way in which that happens (raising family, enjoying music, etc). By the end, he suddenly puts a more somber expression and muses "It's easy to say they are like us...How long will it take us to say ''we'' are like ''them''?

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* A Creator/{{Quino}} [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B-PPwDJIAAAqSO8?format=jpg&name=900x900 strip]] has a white man happily remark that thanks to globalization that even the most different cultures worldwide are "like us", detailing the way in which that happens (raising family, enjoying music, etc). By the end, he suddenly puts a more somber expression and muses "It's easy to say they are like us...How long will it take us to say ''we'' are like ''them''?
''them''?"



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* A Creator/{{Quino}} [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B-PPwDJIAAAqSO8?format=jpg&name=900x900 strip]] has a white man happily remark that thanks to globalization that even the most different cultures worldwide are "like us", detailing the way in which that happens (raising family, enjoying music, etc). By the end, he suddenly puts a more somber expression and muses "It's easy to say they are like us...How long will it take us to say ''we'' are like ''them''?


* Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, a veteran of the first Gulf War, turned against the US government in part because of the Iraqis he killed in the war

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* Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, [=McVeigh=], a veteran of the first Gulf War, turned against the US government in part because of the Iraqis he killed in the war


* In ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'':

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* Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, a veteran of the first Gulf War, turned against the US government in part because he found that the Iraqis he was ordered to kill while in the Army were "just like us".

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* Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, a veteran of the first Gulf War, turned against the US government in part because he found that of the Iraqis he was ordered to kill while killed in the Army war
-->"They
were "just like us".
human beings at the core. They were no different than me. Then I had to reconcile with that the fact that, well, I killed them."



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* Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, a veteran of the first Gulf War, turned against the US government in part because he found that the Iraqis he was ordered to kill while in the Army were "just like us".






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* ''Anime/AttackOnTitan'': Unfortunately, every nation is a corrupt, violent facade of happiness and cooperation. And any individual looking to change things will cross the line multiple times if they aren't killed violently first.


Sometimes the result of an EnemyMine plot. Related to PunchClockVillain. See also DefectingForLove and SympatheticPOV. Most likely not related to OneOfUs.

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Sometimes the result of an EnemyMine plot. Related to PunchClockVillain. See also DefectingForLove and SympatheticPOV. Most likely not related to OneOfUs.
SympatheticPOV.


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* This trope makes up most of the plot of ''Film/EnemyMine''.

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* This trope makes up most ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'':
** In the second movie, the gang raises a young sharptooth. True to form, they have a song about it.
--> "We're a family and you're one of us now!"
** Most of Land Before Time has something like this, thanks to Cera's dad's bigotry. He comes around by the end
of the plot of ''Film/EnemyMine''.
story, but reverts as soon as new danger shows up.
* In ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'':
-->'''Kiara:''' A wise king once told me, we are one. I didn't understand him then. Now I do.
-->'''Simba:''' But they...
-->'''Kiara:''' Them? Us. Look at them, they ''are'' us. What differences do you see?



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* This trope makes up most of the plot of ''Film/EnemyMine''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'':
** In the second movie, the gang raises a young sharptooth. True to form, they have a song about it.
--> "We're a family and you're one of us now!"
** Most of Land Before Time has something like this, thanks to Cera's dad's bigotry. He comes around by the end of the story, but reverts as soon as new danger shows up.



* In ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'':
-->'''Kiara:''' A wise king once told me, we are one. I didn't understand him then. Now I do.
-->'''Simba:''' But they...
-->'''Kiara:''' Them? Us. Look at them, they ''are'' us. What differences do you see?

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* In ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'':
-->'''Kiara:''' A wise king once told me, we are one. I didn't understand him then. Now I do.
-->'''Simba:''' But they...
-->'''Kiara:''' Them? Us. Look at them, they ''are'' us. What differences do you see?


* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime II'', the gang raises a young sharptooth. True to form, they have a song about it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'':
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In ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime II'', the second movie, the gang raises a young sharptooth. True to form, they have a song about it.



* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Aang attended a Fire Nation school, and in the process learned that the Fire Nation isn't completely evil, contrary to the impressions he was given by traveling through lands that the Fire Nation was invading.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
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Aang attended a Fire Nation school, and in the process learned that the Fire Nation isn't completely evil, contrary to the impressions he was given by traveling through lands that the Fire Nation was invading.


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* One of the [[AnAesop Aesops]] of the ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' episode "Balance of Terror" is that the Romulans aren't all that different from the Federation. This Aesop was, of course, ignored later.
** Also touched open and ultimately ignored in the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]]'' episode, "The Chase" when it was discovered humans, Cardassians, Klingons, and Romulans all have a common ancestry. Picard and a Romulan captain remark on how they're NotSoDifferent after all, but nothing comes of it.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
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One of the [[AnAesop Aesops]] of the ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Balance of Terror" is that the Romulans aren't all that different from the Federation. This Aesop was, of course, ignored later.
** Also touched open and ultimately ignored in the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]]'' ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode, "The Chase" when it was discovered humans, Cardassians, Klingons, and Romulans all have a common ancestry. Picard and a Romulan captain remark on how they're NotSoDifferent after all, but nothing comes of it.


** The movie [[{{Anvilicious}} hit the audience over the head with this trope]].
*** The shortstory it's based on went more in depth into the aliens' culture, but the message was generally the same.
*** Although, in the text, both the human main character and the descendents and family of his alien partner find [[spoiler: they are no longer able to live amongst their own peoples because of the others are not willing to accept them and their alien-loving ways (even after the war has ended, political and racial tensions divide the two species). They end up forming their own colony on the planet they had been marooned on, with a tradition of sending their children to live with the human man in his hermitage for several seasons at a time, in order to honor the bond he shared with their ancestor]]

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** The movie [[{{Anvilicious}} hit the audience over the head with this trope]].
*** The shortstory it's based on went more in depth into the aliens' culture, but the message was generally the same.
*** Although, in the text, both the human main character and the descendents and family of his alien partner find [[spoiler: they are no longer able to live amongst their own peoples because of the others are not willing to accept them and their alien-loving ways (even after the war has ended, political and racial tensions divide the two species). They end up forming their own colony on the planet they had been marooned on, with a tradition of sending their children to live with the human man in his hermitage for several seasons at a time, in order to honor the bond he shared with their ancestor]]

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