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Much Speculative Fiction presents a galaxy filled with many aliens that are far more advanced than Puny Earthlings. This is not particularly improbable; after all, assuming they're not the very first race in the universe to make the leap, any race that just got space travel recently — which is usually the timeframe Speculative Fiction focuses on, since it's easier for us to relate to — is going to initially be the "new kids" on the galactic scene, encountering tons of other races that have had far longer to get their things together. Even if other aliens aren't super-advanced, if you have lots of different spacefaring races in your setting, you still end up with humanity just being one non-notable race among thousands, but the problem is, these things are actually being written by humans, for humans, and that usually means people want to see humans in an important, overarching role. To accomplish this, it is made clear that there is something special, something unique about the human character. It could be that humans are inherently noble, kind and idealistic, or that we never ever give up no matter how bad things get, or we are extremely curious and love adventure or simply that our very emotions are our strength. Whatever the case may be, humans are usually given some Western, humanistic value that somehow allows us to transcend our weaknesses and earn the admiration and/or fear of other, more advanced civilizations. Apparently everyone else is stuck in a rut, possibly as a result of being a Planet of Hats.
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })This will turn out very, very embarrassing to explain if extraterrestrials are actually receiving our media transmissions. Though, to be fair, it's highly likely that any other intelligent species that evolved through natural selection would also instinctively see themselves as being the best, and many of their science fiction works (or equivalent) would have the same trope for their species.
In extreme cases, fantasy writers have depicted humans as (morally) superior to the gods. This is easily accomplished by having the gods acting like two-year-olds, and badly brought up two-year-olds at that.
If humans know they are special, they will make it clear to the aliens in a Patrick Stewart Speech. Alternately, it might be the aliens themselves who tell humanity that they have the potential to achieve greatness beyond imagination.
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })May be used as a justification for Earth Is the Center of the Universe. Frequently, it's because aliens suffer Creative Sterility. As humans as a whole are not renowned for modesty, this trope of course has much to do with the fact that Most Writers Are Human. It can also lead to Pinocchio Syndrome for non-humans.
This trope lies somewhere in the middle of the continuum between Humans Are Warriors and Humans Are Diplomats. Humans Are Leaders, Humanity Is Insane, and Humans Advance Swiftly are specific variants.
Compare Humans Are Good, Humanity Is Infectious and Intrigued by Humanity. Contrast with Humans Are Insects, Humans Are the Real Monsters, Humans Are Morons, Humans Are Flawed, Humans Need Aliens, Humans Are Bastards and Humans Are Cthulhu. Compare and contrast Humanity Is Superior and Humanity Is Advanced. See also Humanity on Trial and What Measure Is a Non-Human?. For humans being the preferred prey of space aliens and supernatural beasties see To Serve Man, while for aliens enjoying food made by humans see Aliens Love Human Food.
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In Puella Magi Madoka Magica, humans—especially young girls—have the strongest emotions of any species in the universe, making them the most proficient Magical Girls. Like everything else in the show, this is deconstructed. Kyubey's race exploits them for the energy they produce when they become witches, and while humanity generally benefits, he doesn't really care if one of these witches ends up annihilating Earth's biosphere (which has actually happened prior to Homura resetting the timeline).
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This happened a second time, in an X-Men parody of the DC series Invasion!. A group of aliens move to invade the world of 'Australia', and only one does the research. He finds out that the planet has hosted several people who can harness the Phoenix Force, have fought off Galactus, beaten back the Skrulls, once hosted the Silver Surfer, etc. He ran to alert his superiors. They shot him for interrupting, claimed that whatever he said couldn't have been that important, and proceeded to have their invasion fleet wiped out by Colossus, Longshot, a drunken Havok, and Wolverine.
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Spoofed in Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey. The guys ask God to introduce them to the greatest genius in the universe so they can enlist his aid in fighting their Robot Mes. Following God's directions leads them to a pair of squat, ugly Martians. The Grim Reaper smugly asks "Did you really think the greatest genius in the universe would be from Earth?" and Ted, shrugging, replies "Yeah."
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In the pen-and-paper roleplaying game Teenagers from Outer Space, the aliens all have superpowers, but Earthlings have a few special abilities of their own, and to top it all off, Earth is universally acclaimed as the single coolest planet in the entire galaxy. (Which is why the aliens go there.)
Humans also have the ability to "fake out", i.e. convince an alien of just about anything, like draping carpets over your head makes for impressive evening wear, or that kissing is a perfectly socially acceptable way of greeting anyone. After all, humans are the coolest species in the universe, so they should know, right?
It seems humanity is the only species to actually invent popular culture/entertainment at all. Hence, we have the best music, movies, clothes, soft drinks, etc. and any alien species will either import what humans invented in this line, or copy it. One of the sample characters is a Rubber Forehead Alien High School Hustler who explains that she can get the best tech from her homeworld simply by sending Earth music or fashion to them in trade.
It's actually the other way around. She's amazed by how she can get a ton of awesomeness (designer jeans, Converse Hi-tops, sportswear) in exchange for a ratty old fusion generator or other junk.
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It seems that humans get the short end of the stick in Bleach, considering their short lifespans, but because they don't live very long, they improve much more quickly. Chad and Uuryu went from being cannon fodder for a Gillian to slapping around Privaron Espada in under a year, whereas it took Renji at least a decade to unlock his bankai.
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In Star Trek: Enterprise Captain Archer reveals that while humans may not always be special they are, however, NOT gazelles.
One of the Vulcans reveals in the pilot that humanity's specialness (specifically their rapid progress relative to other species) actually scares them.
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Taken: The aliens are intrigued by humans because their own evolution branched away and stripped them of emotions. They are especially interested in the Keys family for their strength of will and physical hardiness.
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In V (1983) This was the explanation of why the Visitors didn't use their conversion process on all of humanity to make them compliant. According to Diana, humans are unusually strong-willed compared to other species, which makes mass conversion impractical — at least for the time being.
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In V (2009), Anna desperately tries to figure out why her Bliss won't work on humans. She barely manages to Bliss a single human, although she is bleeding from the effort. She then tries to do the same to all 6 billion of us. It takes a Half-Human Hybrid to successfully do that.
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Parodied in a Simpsons Halloween Special where humans are renowned simply for their "t-shirt producing" properties.
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A chapter of the manga Ah! My Goddess has a minor goddess visiting Earth go into raptures when she gets to taste "Earth's famous soft-serve ice cream!" They don't have ice cream in Heaven? Then what's the point of going there? For that matter, Peorth returned to Heaven with a lot of games and books she'd picked up during her stay on Earth, and was asked not to do that again, because so many of the other goddesses were distracted from their duties. Apparently we can create entertainment that the deities just can't match.
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Also, *collective* humanity pretty easily trumps mages both individually and collectively. They're no longer the bedrock that holds the consensus together as in the Old World of Darkness, but they're still the source of Paradox (the force that causes magic to backlash and fail) and they have the most powerful and magically valuable souls in the setting short of possibly the Magi themselves, in a setting where souls are a very real and powerful force.
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In A Hero, Dalek Sec considers humans the second greatest race in all existence (after Daleks, obviously) and respects them for their tenacity and drive to command their destiny. He's absolutely livid that the Incubators in this universe have subjugated them and essentially use them as cattle.
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In Big Human on Campus, Ranma's trained giant spiders see humans as gods and monsters as pretenders.
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In The Return humanity's very survival and inventiveness makes it special, but humanity has these traits because Humans Are the Real Monsters bordering on Always Chaotic Evil.
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In Fullmetal Alchemist Envy hears a Patrick Stewart Speech from Ed about his jealousy over humanity's incredible resilience and ability to put aside their differences. Ed is so incisive and accurate that Envy decides to kill himself.
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Humans in Eberron have the most dragonmarks, magical, heritable marks that provide great gifts within a specific field. Most races get either one mark (gnomes with Scribing, dwarves with Warding) or two (half-elves with Detection and Storm, halflings with Healing and Hospitality, elves with Shadow and Death, although the latter is extinct), and changelings, kalashtar, shifters and most of the "exotic" races (dragonborn, tieflings, aasimar, whatever else your DM lets you run) don't get any at all. Humans get four to themselves - Making, Handling, Passage and Sentinel - plus the Mark of Finding, which they share with half-orcs.
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Cracked: 5 Seemingly Impossible Things Your Body Does Every Day It's a list of Exactly What It Says on the Tin. For example, your stomach has to repair/heal/recreate the stomach lining twice a week. Another factoid they list is that your brain has 100 trillion synapses (1,000 times more than there are stars in the galaxy). It says two scientists tried to build a machine with the computing power of the human brain. They used 82,944 processors, but only could achieve one second of the brain's power.
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In Power Rangers' first few seasons, Earth-born humans are special mostly because we're one of one only three or four planets in the universe to not be conquered by the Big Bad Dimension Lord. Also hinted that something about Earth is really special given that we have more than a dozen Ranger teams, whereas most other planets are lucky if they have a full team rather than a single ranger.
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Neon Genesis Evangelion invokes a variation upon this, explicated in the extra materials from the PS2/PSP video game Neon Genesis Evangelions: "Humans" are effectively a special kind of life form that includes the Milky Way's first intelligent species (the First Ancestral Race), along with the Seeds of Life (Adam, Lilith, etc.) and the races they birthed on other worlds (Lilin, Angels, etc.). Furthermore, the FAR didn't just create the Seeds and send them off to do their thing; they went physically extinct to provide the souls for them and their offspring. Humans really are special...
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The irony being that the entire premise of the show is that the Doctor, an alien, is having to almost constantly save humanity from extinction. It has even been lampshaded somewhat in the new series and in Torchwood, where human characters faced with seemingly-unstoppable alien menaces openly wonder whether the Doctor will show up in time to save them.
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It's heavily implied in Homestuck that the human session of Sburb is highly unusual, even for a video game designed to destroy planets, create universes, and turn its players into demigods. While a lot of the things in their session can be attributed to the Trolls botching the creation of the human universe, it is only in the two human sessions shown that all of it seems to fall together.
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In Kamen Rider Blade, several Undead enjoy assuming human form because humans (and the Human Undead they're decended from) are unique due to the fact they have emotions that most Undead lack in their natural state.
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Ultimate Marvel has this with Captain Mahr Vell in the Ultimate Secret arc. He defects to the humans partly because of their enjoyable (American) culture, including Krispy Kreme donuts.
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In Ow, my sanity, humans are studied by an alien race that thinks in a linear manner similar to humans. While they may have had a head start technologically, they are amazed at how we're catching up since we can learn at a geometric rate.
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In 3rd Rock from the Sun, Dick decides to extend the aliens' mission on Earth indefinitely because he finds us so fascinating. Apparently, we're the only species they've ever encountered to possess complex inter-personal relationships and emotions.
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In Schlock Mercenary, humans are doing very well for themselves for a race that's had Wormgate access less than a thousand years, with the eponymous firm's engineer having invented a device that made those same Wormgates obsolete accidentally breaking a six-million-year-old treaty with Andromeda that only the Wormgate's owners had known existed (lucky they'd broken it first).
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In Red Dwarf, humans (the few that remain) are not only special among other races, but the forefathers of literally every other race in the universe.
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The With More, With Less arc in Harbourmaster deconstructs this. The entomorphs do like quite a bit about humans and Aquaans, but feel they ought to be wary of them anyway. No matter what any given human's psyche is, they're the dominant side of the relationship, whether they seek/desire it or not, just by having the more powerful technology. That power makes it functionally impossible for humans to do more than "let" the entomorphs determine their own affairs and keep sovereignty over the world of Tethys in general. After all, even pure benevolence is no perfect ward against the malignity that carelessness can bring...
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In Turnabout Storm, humans are regarded in Equestria for their strong sense of justice, so much in fact that they based their judicial system on the human one.
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Played with in Exalted; the very thing that makes humanity Special and allowed them to rise up to overthrow the Primordials at the behest of the gods is that they were NOT special; humanity was created as a servant race -to- the servant race of gods, weaker than almost everything else in the world, barely capable of using the magic of Essence. A mayfly race intended to be born, pray, and die, totally dependent upon the gods, providing them with needed power through prayer, so the gods would serve the Primordials. As a result ... binding them into servitude was deemed unnecessary, and when they were given power by the gods, they were able to rise up and throw down the Primordials. Humanity is Special specifically because Humans Suck, in effect.
Also, Graceful Wicked Masques implies that humans have a much greater capacity for imagination and creativity than anything else in the setting...but these qualities tend to attract the attention of the Fair Folk while granting no real defense against them.
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The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!:
The Trope is mercilessly despised and mocked by the Super Skrull.
Of course, you can leave it to Captain America to turn this trope right back around against the Skrulls while he's kicking his own Skrull doppleganger's ass in front of the whole world.
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This trope is played with in the Marvel Universe.
When an alien conqueror sets his sights on conquering Earth. En route, he learns a stunning fact: the humans on that planet repelled the supposedly unstoppable attacks of Galactus, the feared god-like devourer of worlds not once, but multiple consecutive times. He quickly u-turns his ships and flees, fearing a species capable of that kind of defense.
This happened a second time, in an X-Men parody of the DC series Invasion!. A group of aliens move to invade the world of 'Australia', and only one does the research. He finds out that the planet has hosted several people who can harness the Phoenix Force, have fought off Galactus, beaten back the Skrulls, once hosted the Silver Surfer, etc. He ran to alert his superiors. They shot him for interrupting, claimed that whatever he said couldn't have been that important, and proceeded to have their invasion fleet wiped out by Colossus, Longshot, a drunken Havok, and Wolverine.
Played for laughs a second time when aliens challenge Earth's greatest heroes (the West Coast Avengers) to battle with their robot to test their strength. After all of the Avengers kill the self-repairing robot one after another, we find that the aliens assume that all 6 billion humans are a composite of the 6 members of the WCA, with all their powers combined, and instantly rethink their invasion plan.
This is based on a number of older Stan Lee Stories where a superhero fights off an alien invasion, and the aliens flee, thinking that all humans are like this, or in Iron Man's case, that the humans have an army of robots.
Played straight when the Ultimate Marvel Galactus is defeated, and Nick Fury says it makes him feel like he can challenge God.
During the The Kree/Skrull War storyline in The '70s, this was why Ronan the Accuser wanted to wipe out the human race with a Kree Devolution Device. Based on his past defeat at the hands of the Fantastic Four, as well mankind's rapid technological advancement during The 20th Century, Ronan came to the conclusion that if left unchecked, Earth would eventually become a major threat to the Kree and their star-spanning empire. He was ultimately proven right during the finale, when the Supreme Intelligence allowed former Tag Along Kid Rick Jones to access the immense power that is supposedly buried within all of humanity, which Rick then quickly used to stop the warring Kree and Skrull armies.
Uatu, a member of the ancient Watcher race, is convinced that humanity is innately noble, to the point he broke his non-interference vow to help save them from Galactus, the Planet Eater. After being put in trial for this, he has pretended to not care about humans anymore... but always manages to indirectly aid when needed, such as the time he tricked another Cosmic Entity (The Stranger) into not killing a group of superheroes, simply by showing up to "observe" the event, which led The Stranger to conclude Uatu would not have bothered unless the humans were going to win anyway.
Speaking of the Stranger, he deconstructs the trope after acknowledging humanity as a threat for their successes in thwarting or repelling cosmic entities and much older galaxy-spanning empires along with their species' capacity to develop superpowers. To this end, he conducts "experiments" that just so happen to put the Earth at immense risk of destruction in indirect attempts to end humanity.
A Marvel short story had an alien marvel (pun not intended) at the attention such a fragmented backwater like Earth received. It could be the only world in the known galaxies that produces the delicacy "ice cream." The alien in question is a trader who buys the stuff by the tanker-full.
Ultimate Marvel has this with Captain Mahr Vell in the Ultimate Secret arc. He defects to the humans partly because of their enjoyable (American) culture, including Krispy Kreme donuts.
This was a major plot point in Kurt Busiek's Avengers Forever. Essentially, if humans were allowed to reach and colonize space, they would quickly conquer it. Thus, everything from Thor's ability to open portals getting stolen to killing the Supreme Intelligence during Operating Galactic Storm to The Crossing was an effort by Immortus to keep humans on Earth.
It really came to a head in Maximum Security, in which the aliens of the Marvel Universe turn Earth into a prison to keep the humans busy.
During Infinity, Emperor J'son of Spartax dismisses Captain America and humanity as a whole, telling them to go away until cannon fodder is required. The Kree Supreme Intelligence then points out that Spartax only has a 34 percent win ratio in confrontations with the Kree... and the human ratio is considerably higher. Suddenly, everyone decides it's a damn good idea to listen to Cap's advice.
This is apparently why the Builders are hellbent on destroying humanity. One Builder even asks Captain Marvel what makes humans so special.
In Avengers: No Surrender, this is given as one of the reasons the Grandmaster and the Challenger chose to hold their cosmic game on Earth:
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Pre-Flashpoint the JLA storyline "World War III" when the weapon of the Old Gods came upon the world inciting malefic tendencies in the indigenous species populating it. When Oracle, after having been hyper-evolved by the League to combat it, stated to the world, who underwent similar enhancement that, this potential was and is the very reason Superman fights to save everybody.
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Played straight in the Elseworlds story Superman: Red Son, where it is revealed that Earth is actually Krypton in its distant past and that humans ultimately evolve into one of the most technologically advanced races in the universe.
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Earth Dawn is unique in that humans are mysterious nomads, of which the other races are wary. Their racial powers are nearly nonexistent, save for their ability to crib abilities from other classes.
Also the other races might be effectively mutations of humanity caused by increasing magic in the world, making humans "special" by virtue of being everyone else's progenitors.
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Pathfinder, as D&D 3.75, gives humans an absolutely amazing racial power. Like in 3.5, humans have an extra skill point per level and an extra feat. Humans also have no ability score penalty and a +2 to any one stat, allowing them to be amongst the best at every single class. There's no natural proclivity to lack in the area for a single class. Since ability scores are purchased in a non-linear fashion, making up for a racial deficiency is quite costly.
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In Dungeons & Dragons, humans are treated as foolish and immature due to their abbreviated lifespans. Yet, they're truly capable of anything, as the rapid pace of their lives leads them to be quickly adaptable as a race, and driven to professional excellence as individuals.
In 1st and 2nd edition, they had no special abilities whatsoever, but could run the full range of ability scores, could belong to any class, and had no limit to what level they could gain in their class. Other races could belong to two classes at once in predetermined combinations, but only humans could change their classes after creation (although it was a pretty grueling process, requiring you to start from scratch until you regained the level you switched at).
On another note, in the earliest editions, humans DID have a class only THEY could obtain. Paladins were originally locked off from all other races. Paladin class features were uniquely powerful, and had weapons no other class could use. The only offset was the obscenely high stats required to roll such a character.
In 3rd edition, humans again have no special racial powers, but instead gain a bonus feat of their choosing and can develop an extra skill, allowing them to excel right from the start. While other races have specific favored classes that don't count against multiclassing penalties, a human's favored class is whatever class he has the most levels in, making multiclassing a bit easier.
In 4th edition, other races get bonuses to two predetermined ability scores and two predetermined skills, 2-4 passive abilities, and a bonus activated power (normally an 'encounter' power). Humans get a bonus to only one ability score, none as such to skills, and only a small bonus to all non-armor defenses as a true 'racial' ability...but by being able to assign that ability score bonus to whichever ability they choose and start out with training in an extra class skill, a bonus feat, and an extra first-level at-will attack power from their class list (which is a pretty big deal as for most classes this means going from having two such convenient always-ready attack modes available ever to having three), they can be easily competent in any class of their liking whereas other races' perks tend to encourage them to stick to the niches they're 'naturally' best suited for. They also get feats that are useful for anyone such as "human perserverence" and "stubbon servior". Humans are special in fourth and maybe third!
As of Essentials humans now have a true racial ability "Heroic Effort". With it if you miss with an attack or fail a saving throw you can add a +4 bonus to the roll but you must give up the bonus at-will to get it. A good power, but if it is better then the bonus at-will or not is up to you.
Pathfinder, as D&D 3.75, gives humans an absolutely amazing racial power. Like in 3.5, humans have an extra skill point per level and an extra feat. Humans also have no ability score penalty and a +2 to any one stat, allowing them to be amongst the best at every single class. There's no natural proclivity to lack in the area for a single class. Since ability scores are purchased in a non-linear fashion, making up for a racial deficiency is quite costly.
In 5th edition, instead of getting a bonus to 2 stats like most other races (generally a +2 and a +1), humans default to being well rounded and getting a +1 to all of their stats. The book also includes a variant option: pick any two scores to get a +1, and start the game with a feat. It should be noted that in this edition feats are rarer, and any other race has to forgo gaining an ability score increase 3 levels later to even have the option of picking one; feats are also a lot more flavorful, giving more customized builds. This means that while technically any race can be any class (with varying degrees of competency), humans can be suited to whichever path they decide to go down.
All these examples ignore an additional trait humans have; they have no particular enemies or hatreds. If the Game Master is the hacky-slashy kind that doesn't take into account role playing motivations, it's useless, but if (s)he does, then every PC who isn't human is going to run into Fantastic Racism which makes certain NPC or Monster creatures hostile right off the bat. If the GM really pays attention, it can even be a combat advantage.
From another, more disturbing perspective, it's worth pointing out that in the Book of Erotic Fantasynote (yes, Erotic, you did read that right) it is heavily implied that humans are the only species besides dragons that can mate with anything and produce viable offspring. Every race has a hat, and ours is that we Really Get Around.
Humans in Eberron have the most dragonmarks, magical, heritable marks that provide great gifts within a specific field. Most races get either one mark (gnomes with Scribing, dwarves with Warding) or two (half-elves with Detection and Storm, halflings with Healing and Hospitality, elves with Shadow and Death, although the latter is extinct), and changelings, kalashtar, shifters and most of the "exotic" races (dragonborn, tieflings, aasimar, whatever else your DM lets you run) don't get any at all. Humans get four to themselves - Making, Handling, Passage and Sentinel - plus the Mark of Finding, which they share with half-orcs.
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Farscape has a good example in Crichton. While his alien friends make constant reference to how deficient humans are and can't understand how they manage to survive at all, they're saved time and time again by Crichton's defining human trait - ignorance! Quite simply, Crichton knows so very little about the region he's arrived in, more often than not, his successes are due to the fact that he just doesn't know when he's been beaten... and his own personal traits.
Not to mention the episode where Crichton gets to save the day because his inferior human vision makes him less susceptible to a particular effect caused by a special kind of light.
By the fourth season, Crichton's companions on Moya and even his enemies are beginning to recognize humanity's drive and potential. Emperor Staleek was willing to specifically conquer and enslave Earth, despite being so far out of the way that without wormhole travel it would take over half a century at maximum speed for a Peacekeeper Command Carrier to reach it ( this is less because it's home to humans and more because they learned Bird of Paradise flowers can be grown there; long story). When Crichton finally managed to return home and introduced his shipmates to Earth, humanity's strength as a Determinator is specifically mentioned by Noranti during a series of videos recorded by Crichton's cousin. One of the more supportive and sympathetic Talking Heads in the in-universe documentary that resulted takes great pride that this has been noted by an alien being.
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In the Jackie Chan Adventures fanfiction Queen of All Oni, apparently only humans can use chi magic.
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Deconstructed in fan-supplement Siren: The Drowning with the Current of Lethe, a faction of Sirens who genuinely believe Humanity to be special and the most important species on the planet. Which has led them to the conclusion they can never be wrong and are always justified in their action, even though their careless pollution of the planet will lead to the Deluge (something Sirens are supposed to prevent them from doing) and some of them are hunting Sirens so they can become immortal by consuming their flesh. This has resulted in the entire Current becoming fanatics who actively support them in these actions and gleefully join them in hunting other Sirens.
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Prime example: Stargate SG-1: Humans are the dominant race in the galaxy, with the Jaffa running a close second. Of course, it is worth noting that the Jaffa are themselves an offshoot of humanity, bred by the Goa'uld thousands of years ago to suit their purposes. Every other race they meet is either extremely arrogant, Always Chaotic Evil, has questionable morals, or are otherwise 'inferior' to humans. Probably the only exception are the Asgard, who also owe their their lives to the humans multiple times, despite being Sufficiently Advanced Aliens; and they commit species-scale suicide at the end anyway. Even the Ancients themselves (also humans, of a "previous evolution", who actually bootstrapped the evolution of humans on Earth), while being the show's legendary race and "gods" who ascended to a higher plane of existence, are labeled as wrong in their morals, for the most part. (They are so adamantly against interfering with the mortal plane that they would sooner allow all life in the galaxy to be destroyed than step in.) Compare Rousseau Was Right.
Earth Humans specifically, commonly referred to as the Tau'ri, are particularly special. In the Milky Way galaxy, almost every planet is hindered in advancement by the Goa'uld except for Earth and a few others, which got a chance to develop freely. Other unhindered worlds are often beyond Earth standards technologically, but the Tau'ri are notable for their determination. The situation with the Wraith in the Pegasus galaxy is similar, where their feeding on humans limits the population growth of most societies. So, in the end it's not so much "humans are special" but "Earthlings are special".
More to the point, there's very few other species than humans. The only major ones are Wraith (who are revealed to be part human anyway), Goa'uld, and Asgard. A few others exist, but 95% of everyone is a human or a related species in the three known galaxies. Earth Humanity is special because we have the ATA Gene, and the main reason for that is because we're the most crowded planet in the three galaxies. Human settlements of a few hundred to thousand is the norm, and the ATA gene is recessive.
In fairness, there is a very good reason for human domination, and it's based around a completely different species. The dominant species for thousands of years have been the Goa'uld, a race of mind-controlling megalomaniacal parasites. The first species they possessed en masse were the Unas. A far larger, more intimidating and all-around more powerful species blessed with both huge endurance and natural self-healing (which the Goa-uld's own supplemented perfectly). Humans are in comparison weak, frail and pathetic, but they also have superior senses of taste and touch, and aren't as ugly. The Goa'uld, being gluttonous hedonists focused on power, food and sex, decided to make humans their slave race for few other reasons than these. They seeded humans across the stars en masse for use as slaves and worshippers, and killed off any other species (or any humans that got too advanced) to protect their own seats in the galaxy. When inevitably their empire fell, the humans were already everywhere. Less a case of humans special, more a case of humans getting vaguely lucky the Goa'uld invested so much in them before finally being kicked out of power.
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Heroic Age: Humanity was the last species to respond to the Golden Tribe's call to leave our homeworld for the greater galaxy, but we were the only ones who did it entirely under our own power (the Silver, Bronze, and Heroic Tribes all had a bit of assistance from the Golden). Even among the four who responded, we're the only ones who consider our past to be important, rather than focusing exclusively on the future... a trait that the Golden Tribe also possessed. We were also the only species besides the Silver Tribe to be assigned a Nodos in the Golden Tribe's Batman Gambit to stabilize the galaxy.
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DS9, as befitting its Darker and Edgier premise, lapsed into Humans Are the Real Monsters on occasion, however.
Even there, Nog commented on how rapidly humanity progressed from mercantilism to a starfaring civilization. Apparently it took the Ferengi twice as long. Fridge Brilliance: The Ferengi developed economics faster than any other race, and cultural myopia leads them to use this as the measuring rod of progress.
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Humanity in Rocket Age seems to have something special going for it, be it ungodly luck in their home planet Earth, extreme adaptability, or simply being the right species in the right place at the right time.
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Delta Green has an interesting example considering it's a Cosmic Horror Story set in the Cthulhu Mythos, but Humanity is the only species that the Mi-Go (Sometimes depicted as Galactic Conquerors to Multiversal Conquerors) discovered that has a "Epistemically Diploid" mind, that is, it's both rational and irrational, allowing to humans make guesses that do not fit a logical extrapolation from theoretical models, and often is that those irrational leaps of logics are correct, and this is utterly unnerving to the Mi-Go, who are an ultra-rationalist species. Of course, this is a Cosmic Horror Story so the Mi-Go will create huge networks of supporters, which can go from cults to an entire secret conspiracy that controls the U.S government so they can brutally study humans in cruel experiments, such as extracting their brains in jars while they are kept alive. in attempts to gain human brain abilties.
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Steven Universe has Rose Quartz, the deceased alien mother of the protagonist, viewing humans as this trope. Gems are manufactured from non-living minerals using special machinery, with the new gems literally popping out of a hole in the ground for specific jobs and all the knowledge required for said job, such as a soldier or a servant. As such, she's mystified and somewhat jealous that humans innately have the ability to grow and choose what they wish to do with their lives.
In a more immediate, practical sense, a lot of gem weapons and security systems are powerful against gems but ineffective against something more meat-based, allowing humans to waltz straight through. When Lars is trapped on Homeworld, he quickly becomes a fearsome, nigh-unstoppable space pirate, largely because so few Homeworld gems have the equipment or training to deal with a non-gem.
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A big one is that only a human has the capacity to become a mortal Demiurge. The supernatural races can't create a Promethean because they lack human passion, or have powers that would tend to shortcut the drive and obsession necessary to pull it off.
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In the Poké Wars series, some of the Legendaries believe humans will earn their place in the post dampener removal Death World. Expanded Universe stories confirm this.
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The Prophecy. Gabriel and a segment of angels are outraged God gave "talking monkeys" a soul.
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This concept has been the defining philosophy of every incarnation of Star Trek.
Indeed, the very first episode, "The Cage", has the Keeper stating that "the creature appears more adaptable than our specimens from other planets." In the end, it is determined that humans are dangerously resistant to captivity, unlike any other they've encountered.
Captain Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation even quotes Shakespeare in an argument with Q, preceding it with "Oh, I know Hamlet. And what he might say with irony, I say with conviction."
Then he says "What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty! In form and moving how express and admirable! In action how like an Angel! in apprehension how like a god!" Q is not pleased.
As a whole, Trek seems to portray humans as the Mario of the Alpha Quadrant. We don't have the mega strength of the Klingons, the mental powers of the Vulcans, or the passion of the Romulans. But we are able to fight without being overcome by bloodlust, experience emotion without it becoming overwhelming, and devote ourselves to a task without being fanatical.
Although the Federation is supposedly multi-species, most of the colony worlds depicted onscreen are populated by humans. The non-human members of the Federation each seem to have their race concentrated on a single home planet. Likewise, in addition to Starfleet crews apparently being mostly human, Federation starships follow human design paradigms. There are some starships that are crewed almost entirely by a non-human race, however, most commonly Vulcans.
DS9, as befitting its Darker and Edgier premise, lapsed into Humans Are the Real Monsters on occasion, however.
Even there, Nog commented on how rapidly humanity progressed from mercantilism to a starfaring civilization. Apparently it took the Ferengi twice as long. Fridge Brilliance: The Ferengi developed economics faster than any other race, and cultural myopia leads them to use this as the measuring rod of progress.
In Star Trek: Enterprise Captain Archer reveals that while humans may not always be special they are, however, NOT gazelles.
One of the Vulcans reveals in the pilot that humanity's specialness (specifically their rapid progress relative to other species) actually scares them.
Deconstructed in the final season of Enterprise, with Human Supremacism being the driving ideology of both the Terran Empire in the Mirror Universe and the fascist "Terra Prime" organization.
It's never satisfactorily explained how the Federation reconciles its multiculturalism with its humanism. For a race so assured of their own superiority, the humans sure put up with a lot of barbarism.
In fact, in Star Trek 6 the Klingons call the Federation on its hypocrisy, calling it a humans-only club aside from a few token pet species, and criticizing our supposedly anthropocentric language such as the word "inalienable", which doesn't have anything to do with the modern meaning of "alien".
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As a whole, Trek seems to portray humans as the Mario of the Alpha Quadrant. We don't have the mega strength of the Klingons, the mental powers of the Vulcans, or the passion of the Romulans. But we are able to fight without being overcome by bloodlust, experience emotion without it becoming overwhelming, and devote ourselves to a task without being fanatical.
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When an alien conqueror sets his sights on conquering Earth. En route, he learns a stunning fact: the humans on that planet repelled the supposedly unstoppable attacks of Galactus, the feared god-like devourer of worlds not once, but multiple consecutive times. He quickly u-turns his ships and flees, fearing a species capable of that kind of defense.
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All these examples ignore an additional trait humans have; they have no particular enemies or hatreds. If the Game Master is the hacky-slashy kind that doesn't take into account role playing motivations, it's useless, but if (s)he does, then every PC who isn't human is going to run into Fantastic Racism which makes certain NPC or Monster creatures hostile right off the bat. If the GM really pays attention, it can even be a combat advantage.
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Prior to Final Crisis Darkseid was interested in humanity because humans were one of the few species that possessed the Anti-Life Equation in their collective consciousness. He was especially interested in finding the few rare humans who possessed the entire Equation in their minds.
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Ryuk from Death Note has grown completely bored with his own realm where all Shinigami do is nap, gamble, and write names in their death notes to extend their lifespans. He drops his note into the human world because humanity is far more active and entertaining. Watching Light's journey as Kira has lead to Ryuk remarking more than once, "Humans are so interesting!"
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Deconstructed in The World's End. It turns out that humanity is the least civilized species in the galaxy, and the Network is trying to bring humanity to a level where it could be brought into the galactic community. However, to do so they have to remove anyone who doesn't want to be part of the Network; and because humanity doesn't like being told what to do, the Network need to replace a lot of people in an attempt to make them more acceptable to the galactic community . Arguably, the point of Gary, Andrew & Steven's rebuttal is that "Humans are special because they are flawed".
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The History of Future Folk: Humans are the only species to have invented music, though Kevin notes that humans are just as violent and flawed as any other species.
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Though he's specifically talking about the human soul being special, The Umpire from The Real Ghostbusters episode Night Game becomes rather incensed, Glowing Eyes of Doom and all, when Peter suggests it's not worth taking over an entire baseball field, panicking the entire city, and waging an all-out battle between the otherworldly forces of good and evil all for the fate of "just one soul":
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Played for laughs a second time when aliens challenge Earth's greatest heroes (the West Coast Avengers) to battle with their robot to test their strength. After all of the Avengers kill the self-repairing robot one after another, we find that the aliens assume that all 6 billion humans are a composite of the 6 members of the WCA, with all their powers combined, and instantly rethink their invasion plan.
This is based on a number of older Stan Lee Stories where a superhero fights off an alien invasion, and the aliens flee, thinking that all humans are like this, or in Iron Man's case, that the humans have an army of robots.
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At the end of the MST3K classic It Conquered the World, Peter Graves summarized how man could defeat a technologically advanced alien:
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In Starman the titular alien is asked why he came to earth, and explains thusly:
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In Falling Skies, it's revealed that Earth is the only inhabited planet in the entire Milky Way galaxy. Strangely enough, other galaxies aren't so lifeless.
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Parodied in the Buck Godot comic book series, where the one thing that makes Earth unique in a galaxy crowded with advanced species is that it was the only planet ever to invent the popsicle. Nonetheless, they still get the greatness-beyond-imagination speech from the Winslow at the end of one story.
Well, humanity is one of the few races not to give into the insanity surrounding the Winslow and realise that, indestructibility aside, it's just a silly, harmless little animal and not some all-important MacGuffin.
Unless it is.
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In The Giver, all emotions have been evolved out of humanity in order for it to overcome its flaws, and from a totalitarian standpoint it works-but as Jonas and the Giver show the Community, emotions are what make life worth it and are part of what make us special.
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Outsider revolves around a lone human who survived the destruction of his ship and is now stranded many light-years from home among the Loroi, technologically-advanced telepathic aliens. He's revealed to have near-complete resistance to the Loroi's telepathy, making him a distinct anomaly as he's the first instance of any sapient lifeform being able to do so. Unfortunately, it also hampers his ability to communicate and be trusted, as outside of certain circumstances many Loroi view spoken communication as inherently deceptive.
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Earth is lauded by the Nibblonians in Futurama as the "Home of the Pizza Bagel."
Though Nibbler does describe Earth and humans as, "a mud ball inhabited by psychotic apes."
David X. Cohen stated on the DVD commentary that "other planets have pizza or bagels but only Earth came up with the pizza bagel."
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The alien creatures that attacked Earth in Independence Day have pulled the same routine of exterminating any resistance and stripping whole planets bare of natural resources like a literal plague of locusts across countless worlds. Guess what happened when they picked a fight with humanity?
Particularly telling is that, once their impenetrable shields were disabled, the alien fighter pilots were getting outright spanked by the human pilots. You're talking highly-advanced alien spaceships going up against jet fighters from the late-90s with a significant numerical superiority going down in equally massive numbers. Of the human pilots shown being shot down in the finale, almost all of them were hit trying to make their attack run on the main ship's primary weapon, when they would be at their most vulnerable.
Taken further 20 years later in the sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence. When the aliens return a 2nd time with a queen, a representative from an intergalactic resistance group also shows up. When the heroes manage to kill the queen in the climax it turns out we're the first ones to ever kill a queen. Now they want humans, a race which hasn't even developed interstellar travel yet (even after 20 years of studying the alien technology), to be the leaders of this resistance and take the fight to them. Yep, humans are pretty special.
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In The Bible, humanity is special because they are the only creatures made in the image of God (one Psalm specifically states that we're just "a little lower than angels" and this is about fallen mankind, judging by entire context. In other psalm, God literally calls humans "gods" and "sons of most high", the phrase that is recited by Jesus in John 10). And humans are meant to rule entire creation and one deuterocanonical book (Esdras 8:44) outright states that everything was made for mankind. And everything is for mankind part is repeated several times indirectly by Paul (ex: in Hebrews 1:14: Are they [angels] not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?.) And the most important part of Christianity: Jesus, who was fully God and Human and is called "Second Adam". Let that sink in: God is a Human.
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The human creature type in Magic: The Gathering is a relatively new addition to the game. Previously it was simply ommited for the fact that humans run the full gamut of colors, classes and power and have no synergy with each other.
Even after our addition to the game lore, the human race plays a mostly insignificant role in most settings (the occasional legendary human in a given set might as well be replaced by any other creature); interestingly enough, most Planeswalkers (both in-game and lore-exclusive) are humans despite there being no mention at all about humans being special in any given way (other than the writers being human themselves).
On the other hand, it's noteworthy that humans are one of the very few races to exist in meaningful numbers across all five colors, giving them unparalleled diversity and adaptability.
Humans are the only non-monstrous intelligence to be able to even survive on the Gothic horror world of Innistrad; the lore indicates that it used to have elves, but they're extinct. The rest of the major forces more or less require humanity to exist: vampires need them to feed and reproduce, werewolves arise from among humans, and zombies and spirits are born from dead humans, meaning that keeping humanity around is pretty important for the plane to continue having, you know, stuff on it. As a result, Sorin Markov created the angel Avacyn to protect humanity from the forces that prey on it. Notably, Innistrad is one of the few planes where the Human creature type keeps being referenced by cards that care about it (albeit sometimes as lunch).
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Princess: The Hopeful: Every Court and Calling is given a positive stereotype towards normal humans, the quotes talking about their potential for greatness and the love the Princesses feel for them.
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The small press RPG JAGS Wonderland plays this for horror. Originally, Wonderland was expelled from the universe as we know it for being based on imagination and whimsy rather than physics and logic. The Caretakers were perfectly fine with this, as they didn't wish to dirty their hands with that logic malarkey. And then humanity came along — creatures of logic that could imagine and dream — and the Caretakers decided, "Well, we can't have that..."
Consider that humans aren't just meant to inherit Creation, but that the terrifyingly-powerful Caretakers are nothing more than stepping-stones meant to facilitate Mankind's ultimate awakening. Humans are special because Creation is literally intended for them.
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
Parodied in "Immortalization", where the characters reason that the only way to create something that other intelligent beings elsewhere would not have come up with is to produce crap, which of course makes humans very special.
In "The Human War", it's said that what makes humans special, and why they won the war against Opeterians, is that they are individually unpredictable. That seems less special when the logic is taken a bit further, though.
Parodied again in "Politics 3", where humans are saved from an Alien Invasion because their politics is so uniquely messed up that the aliens can't prepare for the invasion by breaking down their institutions like everywhere else because "it's like stomping on broken glass."
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This is the reason why the Ultramen protect Earth with such a high sense of priority. Humans are identical to the Ultras' ancestors prior to the Ultras' Mass Super-Empowering Event, so they see humans as not only a reflection of themselves but as having the same immense potential to become as wise, benevolent, and valiant as they are. Thus, they battle alongside humanity against the evil aliens who despise Earthlings and the giant monsters that care nothing for them in order to help humans progress and ensure that humans don't become dependent on them.
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In the Green Lantern comics, the Guardians of the Universe pick out humanity as one of the next few species to Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence, and note that humans make wonderful Green Lanterns. In a bit of subversion, one of the other races picked out as having potential is a species of intelligent space chipmunks, and humanity by and large doesn't seem to change much for 1000 years when the Legion of Super-Heroes comics take place.
Played straight in the Elseworlds story Superman: Red Son, where it is revealed that Earth is actually Krypton in its distant past and that humans ultimately evolve into one of the most technologically advanced races in the universe.
Note that was the opinion of the original Guardians. The new Guardians of the Universe think that, while Earth has has some imagination and great will, humans are stupid savages (like other races who hear about Earth), despite most of the reality bending stuff being related to them. The two Guardians who disagree with this opinion are Ganthet (who is the last original Guardian) and Sayd (who is his lover and seen how good humans can be firsthand), but are now exiled from the rest. The reason being that they "coddle humans too much" and for thinking that being emotionally detached from everything is bad (which has been shown to be true).
Blackest Night #7 reveals they're lying. The Guardians know damn well Earth and humans are special, they just don't want anyone else to know.
Guardians be damned, this trope is still in full effect as Grant Morrison's work on Justice League and Final Crisis explains that humanity are to become the Fifth World of gods and replace Darkseid, Apokolips, New Genesis and such. Darkseid's initial motivation in Final Crisis was to usurp this ascension, until everything went to hell and he decided to just end it all.
Prior to Final Crisis Darkseid was interested in humanity because humans were one of the few species that possessed the Anti-Life Equation in their collective consciousness. He was especially interested in finding the few rare humans who possessed the entire Equation in their minds.
In a possible Lampshade Hanging on tropes like Planet of Hats and Single-Biome Planet, a supplemental book for the Green Lantern comics states that Earth has more distinct cultures and languages than most galaxies.
Further enlightened upon by Despero in Justice League: Virtue & Vice that part of the reason why Galactic Conquerors, Evil Overlords and the occasional Dominion would chronically attempt to enslave Earth was not in fact for its colorful array of superhumans within its populace but its multiple cultures, languages and differing perspectives which, when properly tempered, can move mountains or shift planets.
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In Pony Gear Solid, Discord tells Princess Luna this, citing Humans Are Warriors as his reason for believing so.
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Fairy Tail: The Dragons who sided with humanity during their great civil war believed humans were worthy of being their equals rather than simply amusing insects to terrorize or eat. These dragons made up the minority of their kind, however, and so they with the aid of a powerful wizard taught other humans Dragonslaying Magic to bolster their numbers against their brethren. Unfortunately, unintended side-effects of Dragonslaying Magic included turning the practitioner into one after enough time and driving them insane in the process, and the most powerful and bloodthirsty Slayer of all ended up slaughtering almost all Dragons regardless of side upon becoming the biggest, baddest dragon of all. The few survivors ended up training a new generation of Slayers to fight him while ensuring they would never become monsters like him.
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Blackest Night #7 reveals they're lying. The Guardians know damn well Earth and humans are special, they just don't want anyone else to know.
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In Warhammer 40,000, humanity's special trait? The fact that they're more efficient bastards than everyone else. Traits other settings associate with humans - dynamic society, adapting technology, and optimism - are actually given to the alien Tau. Human civilization has been in decline for the past ten thousand years, a Machine Cult of Techno Wizards quashes innovation and doesn't fully understand what technology still works, and humanity has dubbed the current era "The Time of Ending." The only things mankind has going for it are numbers and a willingness to do whatever it takes to win, no matter how many worlds get snuffed out in the process. Exterminatus anyone?
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The Chaos Gods of Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer: Age of Sigmar favor their human servants over the Beastmen and their own daemons when it comes to advancing their plans in the mortal realms for one reason alone: Choice. Beastmen and daemons have no say in whether or not they follow the Chaos Gods (due to being chaotic by their very nature and being aspects of their God respectively), while humans choose to follow the Gods by their own volition and the desire to break humanity to serve them is more tempting to the Gods than just relying on those that were already worshipping them in the first place.
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In Doctor Who, humanity's ability to survive and adapt is what draws the Daleks to repeatedly try to conquer Earth.
The Doctor expresses contempt for Puny Earthlings ("stupid apes") during his darker moments. He does have a point, since Time Lords are superior in nearly every way. However, he has a certain degree of admiration for humans that inspires him to help them over and over again. They're just so special!
To be fair, humans aren't likely to become as decadent as his own race, the Time Lords, who the Doctor himself described as megalomaniacs corrupted by "ten million years of absolute power". In fact, when it was decided the Time War with the Daleks wasn't going so well, they decided to tear open the universe, while they Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence. No wonder the Doctor never stayed home often, and no wonder he was forced to wipe them out.
"Evolution of the Daleks" has the Doctor use this as a counter to Dalek Sec's Humans Are Bastards argument, by pointing out that the human mind has so much more potential than simply destroying.
However, this theme is horribly subverted in the Tenth Doctor episode "Midnight", via a Locked in a Freezer scenario.
And then affirmed fantastically in "Journey's End", with the Doctor-Donna. "I can think of things you two never would!"
And we invented edible ball-bearings! No other species in the galaxy ever thought of that.
In "The End of Time", human Wilfred marvels at the Doctor's long life and many adventures. He says "We must look like ants to you." The Doctor responds "I think you look like giants."
The irony being that the entire premise of the show is that the Doctor, an alien, is having to almost constantly save humanity from extinction. It has even been lampshaded somewhat in the new series and in Torchwood, where human characters faced with seemingly-unstoppable alien menaces openly wonder whether the Doctor will show up in time to save them.
Ultimately what makes humanity special in the universe of Doctor Who is our tenacity. As revealed in "Utopia", at the end of the universe, when entropic heat death is finally destroying everything that ever existed, it is humanity, out of all the billions of species in the universe, that has made it to the end. The tenacity is acknowledged by at least one Dalek who, in the face of its hateful xenophobic peers, asked "If we Daleks are so superior, why are we on the very edge of extinction while humans thrive?"
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The aliens of Dark City abduct and study humans because unlike them we possess individuality, and are potentially more than the sum of our memories, i.e., we have "souls". They need to discover this secret for themselves so that their race can survive, but it blows up in their faces when they end up accidentally granting one of us their reality altering powers.
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Child of the Storm has Asgard currently believe in humanity's potential. It should be noted that they haven't always - it varied. Bor dismissed humans as Puny Earthlings, but others before him were behind the rise of the Atlantean Empire. More or less everyone else dismisses this as nothing more than an eccentricity and/or assumes that they just like the fact that Humans Are Warriors. Actually, it's because fundamentally, Humans Are Survivors. It's why they a) develop of superpowers under circumstances that should kill them (e.g. the Hulk), b) can breed with an astonishing number of alien species, and c) the most powerful in their next stage of evolution (mutants) are on par with even 'greater gods' (e.g. Thor) for raw power, to the point where Doctor Strange states to Jean Grey (who's stronger than most 'greater gods' at 17) that the difference between the two is mere "semantics".
Mar-Vell and Jor-El both believe/believed this, thinking highly of humanity's potential, for many of the same reasons.
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Subverted in SLA Industries where humans are even less special than the sewer-dwelling mutants, have no homeworld and seem to be kept around for the novelty value (and for a cheap workforce).
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During Infinity, Emperor J'son of Spartax dismisses Captain America and humanity as a whole, telling them to go away until cannon fodder is required. The Kree Supreme Intelligence then points out that Spartax only has a 34 percent win ratio in confrontations with the Kree... and the human ratio is considerably higher. Suddenly, everyone decides it's a damn good idea to listen to Cap's advice.
This is apparently why the Builders are hellbent on destroying humanity. One Builder even asks Captain Marvel what makes humans so special.
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In various retellings of the Superman origin story, this is usually one of the reasons Jor-El sends his son to Earth.
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In Avengers: No Surrender, this is given as one of the reasons the Grandmaster and the Challenger chose to hold their cosmic game on Earth:
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This is apparently why the Builders are hellbent on destroying humanity. One Builder even asks Captain Marvel what makes humans so special.
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In Chrysalis Visits The Hague, the ponies either hold humanity in high regard as an ingenious civilized culture (Lyra in particular seems to see them as the pinnacle of creation), or they treat them with wary irreverence as carnivorous predators. Chrysalis on the other hand just sees them as uppity monkeys with Delusions of Eloquence.
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Sora from No Game No Life explores this concept. He firmly believes Humans Are Flawed and has become disillusioned with humanity in general, but he also believes in humanity's potential and what greatness it is able to achieve. In one of the most unusual instances of this trope, while addressing Imanity (Disboard's humans) in a Rousing Speech he cites how humans have been outclassed by all the other races and are the weakest of all, but then he turns it around and declares it is being weak that is what makes humans special.
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Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan initially holds that humans aren't really all that special. "In my opinion, the existence of life is a highly overrated phenomenon." He changes his mind when he learns of Laurie's heritage, and decides that every human life is so improbable as to be miraculous.
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In Angel of the Bat Jesus, or possibly just a hallucination of him in Cassandra's mind makes it very clear that in spite of their flaws, he has an undying love and admiration for humanity thanks to its inclination towards doing good.
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The Predator franchise boasts humans as one of the best preys in the galaxy. Sure, they're physically weak and in almost every incarnation, their technology is far behind the eponymous alien races, but those little bastards are still really hard to kill. Their adaptability is something else that's shown quite frequently, as Predators are often defeated simply because the human they're hunting uses something in their surroundings as a weapon, sometimes including the Predator's own weapon.
The Alien vs. Predator novels outright state that humans are the better prey. "Kainde Amedah" ("Hard Meat", or the Xenomorph) is a favourite prey among youngbloods... but "Pyode Amedah" ("Soft Meat", guess who) is strictly forbidden to youngbloods; only distinguished Predators who have claimed trophies from certain other challenging prey can ask for permission to attend a human hunt.
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In Scion by White Wolf, the collective desire of humans to tell stories is the primary driving force of Fate, a power that binds even the Gods themselves. It is also through this that the characters' power grows. The more a Scion is talked about, the more powerful they become.
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According to Dr. Tomorrow in The Mercury Men, humans are unique and special among all the races in the galaxy. They are the only race that has discovered space flight.
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Mage: The Awakening has a certain opposing view between the mages of the libertarian Free Council and the authoritarian Silver Ladder. The Free Council mages believe Humans Are Special, with human works and endeavors containing arcane knowledge. The Silver Ladder mages believe humans aren't special, but that they should be, and being denied the arcane power they deserve is the ultimate crime.
Also, *collective* humanity pretty easily trumps mages both individually and collectively. They're no longer the bedrock that holds the consensus together as in the Old World of Darkness, but they're still the source of Paradox (the force that causes magic to backlash and fail) and they have the most powerful and magically valuable souls in the setting short of possibly the Magi themselves, in a setting where souls are a very real and powerful force.
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Baseline humanity in the New World of Darkness has few things going for it, but a big one is that we're the only species with the divine spark, which lets us shape observed reality to an extent (and what keeps most of the incredibly powerful monsters at bay).
Mage: The Awakening has a certain opposing view between the mages of the libertarian Free Council and the authoritarian Silver Ladder. The Free Council mages believe Humans Are Special, with human works and endeavors containing arcane knowledge. The Silver Ladder mages believe humans aren't special, but that they should be, and being denied the arcane power they deserve is the ultimate crime.
Also, *collective* humanity pretty easily trumps mages both individually and collectively. They're no longer the bedrock that holds the consensus together as in the Old World of Darkness, but they're still the source of Paradox (the force that causes magic to backlash and fail) and they have the most powerful and magically valuable souls in the setting short of possibly the Magi themselves, in a setting where souls are a very real and powerful force.
A big one is that only a human has the capacity to become a mortal Demiurge. The supernatural races can't create a Promethean because they lack human passion, or have powers that would tend to shortcut the drive and obsession necessary to pull it off.
Deconstructed in fan-supplement Siren: The Drowning with the Current of Lethe, a faction of Sirens who genuinely believe Humanity to be special and the most important species on the planet. Which has led them to the conclusion they can never be wrong and are always justified in their action, even though their careless pollution of the planet will lead to the Deluge (something Sirens are supposed to prevent them from doing) and some of them are hunting Sirens so they can become immortal by consuming their flesh. This has resulted in the entire Current becoming fanatics who actively support them in these actions and gleefully join them in hunting other Sirens.
Princess: The Hopeful: Every Court and Calling is given a positive stereotype towards normal humans, the quotes talking about their potential for greatness and the love the Princesses feel for them.
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Dragon Dice has only one race/army representing humanity - the Amazons. They are the only race to have been created solely by the male creation deity, and have access to any of the magic in the game that isn't race-specific by adapting the type of terrain they're located at - a degree of adaptability that no other race in the game shares.
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Prometheus (2012): Pretty much the motivation behind every human character's reaction to David.
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In the Creepypasta "Mankind", humans are special because they are the only sentient beings who can survive in the galactic equivalent of the Bermuda Triangle without going homcidally/suicidally insane. Apparently this is because humans are already pretty crazy...
From what it looks like, this pasta is just a first story of the bigger "Veil of Madness" cycle from the 4chan.
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In Transformers Cybertron, only humans can hear the sound made by the Plot Coupons' power. This was an addition made to the dub to fully justify the continued presence of the human companions after their initial usefulness as native guides largely ended. With this worked in, the Autobots had a legitimate need for the whole trio of Coby, Bud, and Lori to stay on and accompany them on search missions. They don't seek assistance from other humans because that would risk completely blowing The Masquerade and causing mass panic. Optimus Prime is perfectly aware that most humans would tend freak out about the presence of thousands of Super Robot refugees. So contact was initially limited to the three who had already found out (and had assisted an injured Autobot).
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Used as the explanation for why the Drej blew up Earth in Titan A.E.. Sorta-kinda a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy, in that the Drej wouldn't have had to worry about us if we hadn't been pissed off over them blowing up our planet.
And if they'd had the sense to just leave it alone at that point, the Titan wouldn't have been recoverable, and the guy who could find and activate it would never have gone looking for it in the first place.
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Sgt. Frog: It's hinted in one arc of the manga (the World's Tiniest Invasion: Lost Episode) that humans have an absurd level of mental potential, and that Keroro's contact with them has put his own potential far beyond that of the average Keroronian, which still leaves him far below a human's level.
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Suggested in Babylon 5 a couple times. Once as the ability to build communities out of disparate elements wherever we go, where other races might make military bases or choose to live apart from themselves and others. Londo Mollari also gives a rather tear jerking speech about how much he admires the humans for their seemingly futile yet terribly noble struggle to survive in the Earth-Minbari War.
The Vorlons tell Delenn that the humans would be important in the upcoming Shadow war. Unfortunately, that is not demonstrated convincingly; individual humans are important, and B4 and B5 are important, but humans in general seem to stay out of things.
At one point, Delenn mentions that the humans are the only known race who would build a station like Babylon 5, where all races were welcome—anyone else would have built a station only for their own race and maybe a few others.
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In Hellsing, Alucard rather admires humanity to a point, though he generally makes a distinction between "human dogs", "humans who become monsters" and "real humans".
Alucard has pointed out (at least in the manga) that only a human can kill a monster (referring to himself). So humans are, if nothing else, significant. When Father Anderson gives up his humanity and becomes a monster, Alucard is horrified. Not from fear of being defeated, but because the human he thought might be the one worthy to kill him has thrown it all away.
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Taken further 20 years later in the sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence. When the aliens return a 2nd time with a queen, a representative from an intergalactic resistance group also shows up. When the heroes manage to kill the queen in the climax it turns out we're the first ones to ever kill a queen. Now they want humans, a race which hasn't even developed interstellar travel yet (even after 20 years of studying the alien technology), to be the leaders of this resistance and take the fight to them. Yep, humans are pretty special.
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In Galaxy Rangers, Humans are special - in a really bad way. The series Big Bad, the Queen of the Crowns want to use human Life Energy to power her army of Slaverlords (because it usually takes multiple members of any other species to create one, but only one human). Races who are not actively hunting humans for Her Majesty consider human beings to be completely and utterly unpredictable and insane. A popular fan theory states the only reason the Andorians and the Kiwi bothered to ally with humans was because Earth was crazy enough to come up with weapons capable of matching the Queen's brutality.
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Of course, you can leave it to Captain America to turn this trope right back around against the Skrulls while he's kicking his own Skrull doppleganger's ass in front of the whole world.
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Captain Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation even quotes Shakespeare in an argument with Q, preceding it with "Oh, I know Hamlet. And what he might say with irony, I say with conviction."
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 Jorge Joestar / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 No Game No Life / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 Animal Farm / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 CoDominium / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Doom / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 EarthCent Ambassador / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Fine Structure / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 Good Omens / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Have Space Suit – Will Travel / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 His Dark Materials / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 Hostess / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 Mistborn: The Original Trilogy / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 My Teacher Is an Alien / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 Perry Rhodan / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Sentou Yousei Yukikaze / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Slaughterhouse-Five / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 SongInTheSilence
seeAlso
Humans Are Special
 Starship Troopers / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Starship's Mage / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 Stielauge Der Urkrebs / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 The Broken Sword / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 The Crucible of Empire / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 The Early Asimov / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 The Generalist / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 The Host / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 The Laundry Files / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 The Legend of Huma / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 The Mote in God's Eye / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 The NeverEnding Story / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 The Salvation War / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 TheWeathergens
seeAlso
Humans Are Special
 Time Enough for Love / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Troy Rising / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Urn Burial / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 World War Z / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Worldwar / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 AugustDerleth
seeAlso
Humans Are Special
 Darkbolt
seeAlso
Humans Are Special
 Dragonback
seeAlso
Humans Are Special
 GateworldVirtualFleet
seeAlso
Humans Are Special
 Lukebn
seeAlso
Humans Are Special
 MegamiTenseiGaiden
seeAlso
Humans Are Special
 PokeWars
seeAlso
Humans Are Special
 SecretWars
seeAlso
Humans Are Special
 TheCrucibleOfEmpire
seeAlso
Humans Are Special
 TheTruceAtBakura
seeAlso
Humans Are Special
 ThomasLigotti
seeAlso
Humans Are Special
 Ah! My Goddess (Manga) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Arpeggio of Blue Steel (Manga) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Blue Exorcist (Manga) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Death Note (Manga) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince (Manga) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Hellsing (Manga) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic (Manga) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Sgt. Frog (Manga) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 The Seven Deadly Sins (Manga) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Ushio and Tora (Manga) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Angra (Music) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Mechina (Music) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Old Harry's Game (Radio) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Cirque Mystique (Roleplay) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 WALL•E Forum Roleplay (Roleplay) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 We Have All Become Pokémon (Roleplay) / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 Alien Nation / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Andromeda / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Grimm / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Kamen Rider Agito / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Kamen Rider Blade / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Star Trek: Enterprise / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 The Good Place / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 The Knick / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 The Orville / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 3rd Rock from the Sun / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 V (1983) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Dark Sun (Tabletop Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Delta Green (Tabletop Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Demon: The Fallen (Tabletop Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Dragon Dice (Tabletop Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Hunter: The Reckoning (Tabletop Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 JAGS Wonderland (Tabletop Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Legend of the Five Rings (Tabletop Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 New World of Darkness (Tabletop Game)
seeAlso
Humans Are Special
 Pathfinder (Tabletop Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Promethean: The Created (Tabletop Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Rifts (Tabletop Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Rocket Age (Tabletop Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 StarDrive (Tabletop Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 The Dark Eye (Tabletop Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Trinity Universe (Tabletop Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 2300 AD (Tabletop Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Unknown Armies (Tabletop Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 WitchCraft (Tabletop Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Apotheon (Video Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Armageddon MUD (Video Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Dark Void (Video Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Darksiders (Video Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Destroy All Humans! (Video Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Dragon's Dogma (Video Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Final Fantasy XIII (Video Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Grim Dawn (Video Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Guild Wars (Video Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Halo 4 (Video Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Iji (Video Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Lunar: Eternal Blue (Video Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Lunar: The Silver Star (Video Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Mega Man Zero (Video Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Metroid Prime Trilogy (Video Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Puzzle Quest (Video Game)
seeAlso
Humans Are Special
 7th Dragon (Video Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse (Video Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey (Video Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Skylanders (Video Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Star Control (Video Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 StarCraft II (Video Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Starsiege (Video Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 The Dig (Video Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Titan Quest (Video Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 UFO Afterblank (Video Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Vega Strike (Video Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Warriors Orochi (Video Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 WildStar (Video Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 XCOM 2 (Video Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 XCOM: Enemy Unknown (Video Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 NieR: Automata / Videogame / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Ad Astra (Visual Novel) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Rewrite (Visual Novel) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Turnabout Storm (Web Animation) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 BIBLE
seeAlso
Humans Are Special
 Darkbolt
seeAlso
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 Dominic Deegan (Webcomic) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Negative One (Webcomic) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Schlock Mercenary (Webcomic) / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 Sluggy Freelance (Webcomic) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Terinu (Webcomic) / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 The Water Phoenix King (Webcomic) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 TwoKinds (Webcomic) / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 Vexxarr (Webcomic) / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 Fantasy Powers League (Website) / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 Overused Sci-Fi Plot Devices (Website) / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 Batman: The Brave and the Bold / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 Dinosaucers / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 Lilo & Stitch / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 Ratatouille / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 WALL•E / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 Young Justice - Original Series / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 Expelled from Paradise / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things (Comic Book) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Secret Invasion (Comic Book) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Swamp Thing (Comic Book) / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 Atlas Shrugged / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 The Bible / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 Earthdawn (Tabletop Game) / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 Lusternia (Video Game) / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special