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Opposite of ComesGreatResponsibility and MugglesDoItBetter.

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Opposite of ComesGreatResponsibility and MugglesDoItBetter.
MugglesDoItBetter. Supertrope to MutantDraftBoard and SuperhumanTrafficking ("If you can't join them, enslave 'em!")


* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' shows [[{{Masquerade}} the few humans aware of Contractors]] having a "if you can't beat 'em, '''employ''' them" attitude, with the majority of the Contractors being aggressively headhunted and employed as '[[LivingWeapon special operatives]]' by various national security agencies like MI6, the CIA, or by [[TheSyndicate the mysterious criminal 'syndicate']] that employs Hei. [[spoiler:It eventually turns out that all these agencies are part of a single conspiracy to [[FinalSolution wipe contractors clean off the face of the Earth]]. This led to the formation of a LaResistance-style group determined to wall off the Gates so that the Contractor-genocide wouldn't be possible, even though they would have wiped out all of Japan in the process. Hei [[TakeAThirdOption does not approve of either option.]]]]

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* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' shows [[{{Masquerade}} the few humans aware of Contractors]] having a "if you can't beat 'em, '''employ''' them" attitude, with the majority of the Contractors being aggressively headhunted and employed as '[[LivingWeapon special operatives]]' by various national security agencies like MI6, [=MI6=], the CIA, or by [[TheSyndicate the mysterious criminal 'syndicate']] that employs Hei. [[spoiler:It eventually turns out that all these agencies are part of a single conspiracy to [[FinalSolution wipe contractors clean off the face of the Earth]]. This led to the formation of a LaResistance-style group determined to wall off the Gates so that the Contractor-genocide wouldn't be possible, even though they would have wiped out all of Japan in the process. Hei [[TakeAThirdOption does not approve of either option.]]]]


** Before Comicbook/HouseOfM, there was a movement among humans calling themselves the U-Men who believed they could become greater than mutants by harvesting and grafting mutant body parts onto themselves. Among the list of parts taken are the eyes of a kid with X-ray vision, the wings off a flying mutant girl, and even keeping a kid with electric powers imprisoned to use blood transfusions from him to gain powers.
** This has become a major case of BrokenAesop over the course of the various comics in the ''X-Men'' family. A great many storylines have revolved around some awesomely powerful evil mutant(s) openly threatening the world and scaring the heck out of the general population. Sure, the X-teams usually manage to stop whoever it is, but not before the landscape as been chewed up a bit. While the mutants are meant to be seen sympathetically by the readers, given the circumstances humanity's fear of mutants actually seems very rational, in particular since the [[SlidingScaleOfVillainThreat power level of mutant villains]] seems to always be increasing. Then again, [[TheDogBitesBack how many of those mutants]][[SelfFulfillingProphecy became villains in the first place]] because "baseline" humans [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds treated them with fear and hatred?]]

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** Before Comicbook/HouseOfM, there was a movement among humans calling themselves the U-Men who believed they could become greater than mutants by harvesting and grafting mutant body parts onto themselves. Among the list of parts taken are the eyes of a kid with X-ray vision, the wings off a flying mutant girl, and even keeping a kid with electric powers imprisoned to use blood transfusions from him to gain powers.
powers. As for their effectiveness, they use PowersAsPrograms and have military-application superpowers to counter stock superpowers... but they can't hold a candle to a pissed off Phoenix protecting her students and academy from shock troopers enjoying their scalpel guns.
** This has become a major case of BrokenAesop over the course of the various comics in the ''X-Men'' family. A great many storylines have revolved around some awesomely powerful evil mutant(s) openly threatening the world and scaring the heck out of the general population. Sure, the X-teams usually manage to stop whoever it is, but not before the landscape as been chewed up a bit. While the mutants are meant to be seen sympathetically by the readers, given the circumstances humanity's fear of mutants actually seems very rational, in particular since the [[SlidingScaleOfVillainThreat power level of mutant villains]] seems to always be increasing. Then again, [[TheDogBitesBack how many of those mutants]][[SelfFulfillingProphecy mutants]] [[SelfFulfillingProphecy became villains in the first place]] because "baseline" humans [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds treated them with fear and hatred?]]hatred?]]
--> ''Some Bigot in House of M'': The reason why nobody likes you is because ''trouble follows you wherever you go''!
** And of course, attempts to combine becoming a super-society with killing mutants usually end badly. The Sentinels were an attempt to prove human superiority in creating robot servants and soldiers that replace the need for superpowers, and were programmed to kill all mutants. In almost all incarnations, they GrewBeyondTheirProgramming and logically deduced that humans are essential to the destiny of mutants, and must therefore be oppressed or killed to complete their programming. Usually the X-Men stopped them and saved humanity from its own self-destructive creation.



* ''VideoGame/AzureStrikerGunvolt''[='s=] [[TheRival Copen]] lives in a future where people with powerful psychic abilities known as Adepts have ravaged the world outside of the city where the game and its sequel take place, and the MegaCorp that practically owns the city subjugates the ones that do live within the city to further their grip on the world. His solution? [[PowerCopying He copies of powers of fallen Adepts]] using his advanced weapons and uses them to further his goal of wiping Adepts from the face of the planet, including TheHero, because [[BlackAndWhiteInsanity he believes Adepts are irredeemable monsters who are too dangerous to be allowed to live]]... [[{{Revenge}} and because one killed his father]].



* ''VideoGame/AzureStrikerGunvolt''[='s=] [[TheRival Copen]] lives in a future where people with powerful psychic abilities known as Adepts have ravaged the world outside of the city where the game and its sequel take place, and the MegaCorp that practically owns the city subjugates the ones that do live within the city to further their grip on the world. His solution? [[PowerCopying He copies of powers of fallen Adepts]] using his advanced weapons and uses them to further his goal of wiping Adepts from the face of the planet, including TheHero, because [[BlackAndWhiteInsanity he believes Adepts are irredeemable monsters who are too dangerous to be allowed to live]]... [[{{Revenge}} and because one killed his father]].


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* ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'': The titular Valkyria have the power to harness Ragnite directly, turning them into Super-Saiyan-like weapons of destruction. They bullied the Darscens for being muggles, who supposedly rose up and killed their Valkyrian masters with Ragnite-fueled technology. [[InvertedTrope Except over the course of the story the player discovers that the Valkyria invented the technology and used it to murder/enslave everyone in their way, while the Darscens did what they could to save everyone]]. [[DeconstructedTrope It's implied that the Valkyria dwindled due to their supposed superiority causing entitled arrogance that led to many debilitating civil wars until only half-Valkyria remained]], [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower while the Darscens harnessed the bigotry of the world to underestimate them as mere muggles, until they ended up ruing the kingdom]].


** By contrast, Agent Liberty, the BigBad of Season 4, and his anti-alien [[FantasticRasicm hate group]] take the Type 2 stance, seeing all aliens as dangerous invaders and seeking to expel them from Earth and/or exterminate them, in a fairly blatant [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything allegory]] to real-world xenophobia and anti-immigrant sentiment.

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** By contrast, Agent Liberty, the BigBad of Season 4, and his anti-alien [[FantasticRasicm [[FantasticRacism hate group]] take the Type 2 stance, seeing all aliens as dangerous invaders and seeking to expel them from Earth and/or exterminate them, in a fairly blatant [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything allegory]] to real-world xenophobia and anti-immigrant sentiment.

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** By contrast, Agent Liberty, the BigBad of Season 4, and his anti-alien [[FantasticRasicm hate group]] take the Type 2 stance, seeing all aliens as dangerous invaders and seeking to expel them from Earth and/or exterminate them, in a fairly blatant [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything allegory]] to real-world xenophobia and anti-immigrant sentiment.


* ''Videogame/FinalFantasyXIV'': The Garlean Empire is a nation created by a sub-group of human {{Un-Sorcerer}}s who have no ability to use magic whatsoever. For millennia, they were looked down upon as a weak and pitiful race of humans, particularly after magic and other forms of mysticism began to arise in Hydaelyn. A few decades before the start of the story, however, they discovered a special form of technology that allowed them to use {{Magitek}}, which was far easier to use and mass-produce than the magic used by every other race. Because of this, the small nation of weak humans quickly rose into TheEmpire, which looked down upon the races that once mocked them as being "savages".

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* ''Videogame/FinalFantasyXIV'': The Garlean Empire is a nation created by a sub-group of human {{Un-Sorcerer}}s [[UnSorcerer Un-Sorcerers]] who have no ability to use magic whatsoever. For millennia, they were looked down upon as a weak and pitiful race of humans, particularly after magic and other forms of mysticism began to arise in Hydaelyn. A few decades before the start of the story, however, they discovered a special form of technology that allowed them to use {{Magitek}}, which was far easier to use and mass-produce than the magic used by every other race. Because of this, the small nation of weak humans quickly rose into TheEmpire, which looked down upon the races that once mocked them as being "savages".


* ''Videogame/FinalFantasyXIV'': The Garlean Empire is a nation created by a sub-group of human {{Un-Sorceror}}s who have no ability to use magic whatsoever. For millennia, they were looked down upon as a weak and pitiful race of humans, particularly after magic and other forms of mysticism began to arise in Hydaelyn. A few decades before the start of the story, however, they discovered a special form of technology that allowed them to use {{Magitek}}, which was far easier to use and mass-produce than the magic used by every other race. Because of this, the small nation of weak humans quickly rose into TheEmpire, which looked down upon the races that once mocked them as being "savages".

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* ''Videogame/FinalFantasyXIV'': The Garlean Empire is a nation created by a sub-group of human {{Un-Sorceror}}s {{Un-Sorcerer}}s who have no ability to use magic whatsoever. For millennia, they were looked down upon as a weak and pitiful race of humans, particularly after magic and other forms of mysticism began to arise in Hydaelyn. A few decades before the start of the story, however, they discovered a special form of technology that allowed them to use {{Magitek}}, which was far easier to use and mass-produce than the magic used by every other race. Because of this, the small nation of weak humans quickly rose into TheEmpire, which looked down upon the races that once mocked them as being "savages".


* The Hunters in ''Series/{{Highlander}}: The Series'' are renegade members of {{The Watcher}}s who want every Immortal dead. The reason they're successful is because they hunt in groups, while Immortals are required to duel each other one-on-one. Additionally, being {{Muggles}}, the Hunters aren't required to follow the "holy ground" rule. Also, Immortals can sense each others' presence, but they can't sense regular humans except by the normal mundane means. The common tactic is to shoot the Immortal first. Then, when he's incapacitated, either behead him or put him into a guillotine. If there are no other Immortals in the vicinity, then there won't be a Quickening.

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* The Hunters in ''Series/{{Highlander}}: The Series'' are renegade members of {{The Watcher}}s who want every Immortal dead. The reason they're successful is because they hunt in groups, while Immortals are required to duel each other one-on-one. Additionally, being {{Muggles}}, the Hunters aren't required to follow the "holy ground" rule. Also, Immortals can sense each others' presence, but they can't sense regular humans except by the normal mundane means. The common tactic is to shoot the Immortal first. Then, when he's incapacitated, either behead him or put him into a guillotine. If there are no other Immortals in the vicinity, then there won't be a Quickening. The Hunters see immortals as BewareTheSuperman and were founded by James Horton, who was once the Watcher assigned to [[TheDreaded The Kurgan]], the single most feared and brutal immortal in living memory, an experience which drove him to see all immortals as evil.

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* ''Videogame/FinalFantasyXIV'': The Garlean Empire is a nation created by a sub-group of human {{Un-Sorceror}}s who have no ability to use magic whatsoever. For millennia, they were looked down upon as a weak and pitiful race of humans, particularly after magic and other forms of mysticism began to arise in Hydaelyn. A few decades before the start of the story, however, they discovered a special form of technology that allowed them to use {{Magitek}}, which was far easier to use and mass-produce than the magic used by every other race. Because of this, the small nation of weak humans quickly rose into TheEmpire, which looked down upon the races that once mocked them as being "savages".


** In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', the Founder Changelings derogatorily call all non-shape-shifters "solids" and struggle to either control or destroy them. This in turn was caused by Changelings being hunted by other species in the past because of their abilities (in "Shadowplay" we see such attitude).

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** In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', the Founder Changelings derogatorily call all non-shape-shifters "solids" and struggle to either control or destroy them. This in turn was caused by Changelings being hunted by other species in the past because of their abilities (in "Shadowplay" we see such attitude).attitudes).



* More than one non-fiction writer (and countless Sci-Fi writers) have warned this scenario could happen when gene and cyborg technology have GoneHorriblyRight and at the same time are so expensive that the super-rich effectively become a different species. Now (2019) it is still just Sci-Fi, though.

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* More than one non-fiction writer (and countless Sci-Fi writers) have warned this scenario could happen when gene and cyborg technology have GoneHorriblyRight and at the same time are so expensive that the super-rich effectively become a different species. Now (2019) it is still For now it's just Sci-Fi, though.


* Creator/LawrenceWattEvans' ''Literature/WorldsOfShadow'' used the ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' approach to psychics. Not because they are actually dangerous, mind you, but because the society that have them considers them "[[FantasticRacism mutant freaks]]."

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* Creator/LawrenceWattEvans' ''Literature/WorldsOfShadow'' used the ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' approach to psychics. Not because they are actually dangerous, mind you, but just because the society that have has them considers them "[[FantasticRacism mutant freaks]]."


* In ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem,'' [[TheFundamentalist Mary Lou Barebone]] tried to raise awareness of the perceived threat posed by the wizarding world by staging manifestations with her group that she calls the "Second Salemers". Subverted due to AllExplainedByTheManual; it's revealed that her organization actually descends from magical Loyalists from the Revolutionary War.

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* In ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem,'' [[TheFundamentalist Mary Lou Barebone]] tried to raise awareness of the perceived threat posed by the wizarding world by staging manifestations with her group that she calls the "Second Salemers". Subverted due to AllExplainedByTheManual; AllInTheManual; it's revealed that her organization actually descends from magical Loyalists from the Revolutionary War.


* ''Literature/{{Ward}}'' has this as a central theme. After the events of ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', there is a growing faction of normal people who are terrified of parahumans... ''all'' parahumans, including the heroes. On Earth Gimel it hasn't boiled over into an outright conflict just yet, but on Earth Shin, in which a parahuman conquered the entire planet and ruled as an absolute dictator, the people consider parahumans to be monsters to the point that one government official openly brags about having caved in the skull of a parahuman ''child'', and is celebrated for it.

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* ''Literature/{{Ward}}'' has this as a central theme. After the events of ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', there is a growing faction of normal people who are terrified of parahumans... ''all'' parahumans, including the heroes. And in many cases that fear has turned into hatred. On Earth Gimel it hasn't boiled over into an outright conflict just yet, but on Earth Shin, in which a parahuman conquered the entire planet and ruled as an absolute dictator, the people consider parahumans to be monsters to the point that one government official openly brags about having caved in the skull of a parahuman ''child'', and is celebrated for it.

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* ''Literature/{{Ward}}'' has this as a central theme. After the events of ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', there is a growing faction of normal people who are terrified of parahumans... ''all'' parahumans, including the heroes. On Earth Gimel it hasn't boiled over into an outright conflict just yet, but on Earth Shin, in which a parahuman conquered the entire planet and ruled as an absolute dictator, the people consider parahumans to be monsters to the point that one government official openly brags about having caved in the skull of a parahuman ''child'', and is celebrated for it.


The AntiMagicalFaction is a variant of this trope that [[CaptainObvious focuses exclusively on magic and those who can use it]]. This trope is very often a feature of CapePunk stories.

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The AntiMagicalFaction is a variant of this trope that [[CaptainObvious focuses exclusively on magic and those who can use it]].it. This trope is very often a feature of CapePunk stories.

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