It was quite unlike the hard-core camping to which we had become accustomed. It was a great night and exactly how I'd envisioned working with the support crew from the start — meeting up with them every five or six days to exchange experiences and tell tales of our travels Fifteen or twenty of the big, hairy monsters. Victoria vibrates with events year-round. Dig into the most up-to-date and extensive calendar of events happening in the downtown Victoria core. When humans are seen as uncivilized savages, see Humans Are Morons. When monsters are met with unexpected opposition, that's Humans Are Warriors.
To top it all off, more than 6, reading minutes were tallied from sixth grade students, and sales grew more than 20 percent from their previous year. An exciting feat for this Student Crew! Lucia Gardner Student Crew Count: Sixth graders won the contest and the principal had to become a part of the plant team by wearing the flower mask. The librarian chose 80 books from the Fair that the students had identified on their wish lists as their favorites.
Without a doubt, this Crew went all in for All for Books! A giant monster peeked out of the roof of the library, producing the effect of a larger-than-life monster inside the Fair, while outside the Fair, the Crew made sure to incorporate the theme into every aspect of the school—from the monster decorating door contest and creepy carnival games to a monster pencil pull and eyeball guessing game.
But the most important aspect of their Fair theme was encouraging students to choose books that interest them and get them excited about reading. Old School by Jeff Kinney. For the Crew, the Fair was the perfect opportunity to get their peers the books they wanted and turn them into reading monsters! High School Book Fair Chairperson: Michele Sterrett Student Crew Count: The Zombies are Coming to the Book Fair! High School should be quarantined—the entire school was dying to read for the fall Book Fair!
The Crew fully embraced the zombie theme and planned a barrage of activities, contests, and events to get every student involved.
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It all started with a focus on disease and then spread from there. So many students participated that they gave a prize to each one! The Crew, usually made up of the book club, was larger than ever with kids volunteering to create signs, advertise, dress up, and more. Even after the Fair was over, students continued to visit the library, searching for zombie literature and nonfiction titles about diseases, proving that the Fair spread more than excitement; it spread the desire to read!
Sally White Student Crew Count: Middle School was infectious. For a first-time fall Fair, the librarian tried to set realistic expectations, but thankfully, the Crew exceeded them all!
Seventy-one students applied and returning members helped interview and choose the rest, totaling a whopping 55 energetic Crew members. They then divided themselves into teams: The Crew management team used Google forms to coordinate schedules, vote on ideas, and assign projects, then lead training sessions for the newest Crew members.
Michelle Marino Student Crew Count: For this Fair, students counted and rolled coin donations from the All for Books program, as well as bagged purchases, straightened shelves and tables, and helped with advertising and raffles. Each Crew member got a chance to work each job, rotating to a different station every 15 minutes. Students learned valuable life skills related to math, social interaction, and time management.
For the Crew, it was an experience they will look forward to every season, and for the school and Book Fair team, the Crew was their favorite part of the Fair.
Shari Rooney Student Crew Count: He eventually turned into a zombie himself! The three minute and 46 second routine generated a lot of excitement for the Fair among the students and teachers alike, bringing the Crew together in harmony and helping the Fair more than double its sales goal! Prior to this, they had been running around murdering random innocent people for fun.
Their justification for this? Since Buu had been killing everyone and would most likely destroy the Earth, they can just pretend their victims were killed by Buu.
For starters, he forces a stuntman to jump on a speeding tank without wires, not caring if he gets hurt or even killed, and then when he tries to flirt with Videl only to be shot down, he tries to ruin Gohan's marriage purely because he was pissed at being rejected. After he's possessed by a Puppeteer Parasite named Watagash, all of his inner evil is brought forth, and he goes so far as to kidnap baby Pan in an attempt at petty revenge against Gohan.
In a nutshell, Barry is easily one of the biggest, most evil bastards in the series, which is saying something given the monsters the franchise is known for, and he was already that way before Watagash hijacked his body and gave him superpowers. Elfen Lied makes a point of showing how inhuman and amoral humans can be.
At times it seems the diclonii — mutants who are feared for their murderous tendencies, and abused accordingly — are more human than the actual humans. Considering the violent psychic dismemberment the diclonii are capable of, that's saying something.
In marked contrast, Studio Ghibli 's Pom Poko. Some fans call it " FernGully with a Brain". Some of the Tanuki believe that all humans are bad and they argue for open warfare against the humans - and even then, they have a hard time fully committing to this as finding food would be a great deal harder with no garbage bags to rummage through. Other Tanuki argue that the humans are simply unaware that Tanuki are real and can be reasoned with.
After the Tanuki take the gamble of going public, it turns out that this is indeed the case and the humans are happy to come to a compromise with the creatures, setting aside parkland for them to live in. Their default humanoid forms are cute looking is a real help but no body makes pets of them. Similarly, Princess Mononoke also by Studio Ghibli appears to be taking this stance, as it also takes place in a threatened forest populated by animal spirits.
Then it turns out that the humans aren't all bad, and the animals can be pretty dickish.Meg & Dia - Monster (LUM!X Bootleg)
It turns out every side was being manipulated by outside forces, who in their own way are just trying to get by, ultimately stating that Rousseau Was Right. Spirited Away again, Studio Ghibli features a bath house that serves supernatural beings whose view of humans ranges from worthless to bastards to interesting to delicious. That the bath house's workers need to take human form in order to serve their customers can be seen as punishment, irony, or something else.
It also goes both ways - several spirits are also greedy or decadent. In Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea Studio Ghibli must have a real fixation on this tropePonyo's dad makes it very clear that he thinks humans are bastards, and has been storing up potions to teach humanity a lesson or something ; ironically, his wife, the Anthropomorphic Personification of the ocean is a lot more easy-going.
In the end he reveals he doesn't want to harm humans too badly because he allows his daughter to choose to become one. Man is ruining the planet due to technological excess and overpopulation, and so nature sends the Blue to forcibly knock humanity back to the Stone Age or the Bronze.
The problem is that at the time of the show's events, humanity knows it's ruining the planet and is trying to fix things A colony ship to ease the overpopulation is destroyed. The Aesop being that Humans can live in harmony with nature, as long as they're not abusing tech. Sadly, "tech" here is defined as anything more advanced than the wheel. The manga series Parasyte: The only way nature can curb human devastation is to introduce a new apex predator to the biosphere to keep humanity in check.
This is how real life nature works. It is discussed how in the point of view of the planet we are the disease and parasites are the cure.
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Up to years ago, they were seen as just another type of fish. YuYu Hakusho Chapter Black arc is a deconstruction. The nutshell is that humans have the capacity for great good and great evil. Sensui, the arc's villain, was a Spirit Detective who held Humans and Demons in views of black and whiteuntil he crashed a gruesome party that had Humans themselves slaughtering Demons and bathing in their blood for the hell of it.
Because of this, his view became gray until he saw the Chapter Black videotape - a divine recording of every atrocity humanity had ever committed; you name it, it's got it. Then he harbored a plan to go to the Demon World and repent for his killings, conveniently covered up with the Split Personality disorder he got as an aftereffect of the party and the tape to orchestrate a slow, painful genocide for all of humanity to experience. This is evidenced by a creepy mind-reading with him chanting about how much he'd love to have them all as dead meat.
However, this is not the whole story. Koenma points out there is a Chapter White which has every act of human kindness. The two are about the same length and should only be seen together to ascertain a balanced view of humanity. Chapter Black is "just a one-sided argument" It comes up again in a side-story toward the end when Yusuke, serving as a private Spirit Detective, investigates a case at Keiko's school involving a demon haunting the school.
It turns out that it's actually a scheme perpetrated by two of the alleged victims to force the third victim off the team due to the others not liking her attitude, and claiming it's the only way to deal with her because she's an athletic scholarship student. After Yusuke sells Keiko's uniform to someone online who turns out to be his mother when she refuses to pay because Kurama did most of the work in solving it, the narrator declares that "Humans are as bad as demons- possibly even worse!
In the end, the villain puts Kyosuke in a bind: Kyosuke naturally turns down both offers, takes a third optionshows the villain that there IS measure to a non-human and saves the day. This seems to be a widespread sentiment among Youkaithough most of it stems from good ol' Fantastic Racism ; many of the more sympathetic ones question their views after being confronted with a positive example of humanity, and the most rabid anti-human faction practice their puppy-punting skills on their fellow nonhumans so much that they come off as blatant hypocrites.
This is what Moka Akashiya first thought of humans before she met her human Love Interest. After seeing how she was teased and bullied because of her vampire origins when she was a kid, who could blame her? Ruby and her adoptive mother thought this as well until they met him.
Of course, it falls a bit flat when one realizes that the entire reason Jasmine was killed in the first place was because Akua exposed them as vampires and injured a human boy who tried to befriend them out of paranoia. The Protagonist of Wolf Guy - Wolfen Crest thinks humans are bastards or at least incredibly petty ; it doesn't help that he's a certified Doom Magnet and he's surrounded by the most horrific delinquents at school.
He acknowledges that his narrow view of humans makes him just as bad. A main theme point in Inugami, where inugami wolves with amazing abilities are sent by a mysterious voice in their heads that says "gaze upon man".
An inugami named 23 makes friends with a kind human named Fumiki, and his subsequent encounters with humans influences him into seeing humans as friends. The other inugami, Zero, sees humans as an example of this trope, since most of his encounters with them have involved violence.
This would later be subverted with the appearance of evil Malamar from the future who try to conquer the world through brainwashing, and it is never explained why they are evil. The nineteenth episode of the original series has a group of Tentacool and one of them evolves after Team Rocket tried to capture themthat attacked the humans because Obaba not to be confused with the one from the episode before this one wanted to build a hotel resort on their nest.
However, Misty, with the help of a Horsea, manage to convince them that not all humans are bad people. The First Movie is this trope. He reached this a conclusion when the ones that he was exposed to cared more about what he was than who he was.
Slayers usually don't go here but in Slayers Premium sentinent octopi cast the Curse of Babel on humans for this reason.
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In the ending scene The assistant healer had, after the demon that the octopi had been mistakenly worshiping as a god is destroyed, admitted to the whole town that they were wrong to hunt the sentient sea-going cephalopods and eat them. However, she then declared that the town's economy was mostly built on their reputation for delicious octopus-based dishes, and suggested that, rather than having the humans go on hunting and eating octopi, the octopi just start cutting off their tentacles which regenerate and letting the humans have them for meat instead, a suggestion that the octopi agreed with.
This works out best for both sides because the octopi are no longer killed and the humans avoid an economic collapse. Lampshaded at the end of the Kikaider 01 OVA where the android Kikaider "takes the final step to humanity" by becoming capable of performing evil acts despite his conscience. Well, you would think the same thing if you were used as a lab rat. Subverted in Kimba the White Lion. While the series started off with a terrible first impression of humanity with Viper Snakelythere are some good-hearted humans like Roger Ranger and his uncle who become friends with Kimba.
In episode 10 of Upotte!! Humans start the Robot War purely out of Fantastic Racism the robots literally came before humanity bearing flowers and open arms and that the robots locked humanity in the Matrix purely as self-defense against genocide and attempting to give them an utopia which human minds did not want.
It also gives them free will to decide whether or not to fight alongside the humans or continue the war at all. It ends with the deaths of the humans involved and the machines sent to destroy them, leaving the machine all alone to decide his purpose now Though Tiir isn't much better at times and the protagonist eventually convinces him that not all humans are bad, it's easy to understand how they came to think that way to begin with, living in a Crapsack World where Fantastic Racism is rampant.
Tiir says the trope title almost word for word, after recounting an incident where thirty-eight of them were slaughtered in the name of "monster extermination". Who are the real monsters here?
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Played with in Interstella Humans well okay one human and it's showcased he wasn't right in the head after a disaster of nature killed his family kidnap the alien rock band, make them appear human to hide their true nature, brainwash them and enslave them as superstars on Earth.
It ends up being subverted: Though portrayed as the villains, demons and vampires in Seraph of the End believe humans to be the truly frightening ones, citing that humanity's greed and passion are why humans will ultimately be the ones who destroy the world.
When Yuri Kuma Arashi begins, it looks like the humans are nothing more than victims for savage bear attacks and must therefore stay together for the sake of the herd. But as the narrative continues, showing the entirety of the human-bear war, it shows that the humans, with their systematic destruction of anyone and anything that they deem different from the groupis just as bad as, if not worse than, the bears' religious zealotry and predatory nature.
Tokyo Ghoul plays with this, as a result of the Fantastic Racism most humans accept as the norm. The series shows that both sides in the conflict are equally capable of being monsters, portraying numerous cases of kind Ghouls and the cruel humans that destroy their lives simply because of what they are.
The CCG embodies this trope to the greatest degree, encouraging a mentality that views all Ghouls as monsters and only giving token lipservice to sparing them from "extreme" suffering. When Kaneki and Touka visit the headquarters to give false information, the secretary they speak with reassures them with a bright smile that it's fine for Investigators to hunt down and slaughter a year old girl, since she's just a Ghoul. Their organization regularly eliminates entire families including childrenarrests any humans that dare to befriend Ghouls, and are hinted to be engaged in horrifying experimentation on captured Ghouls.
As a result, many Ghouls view humans with fear or disdain, with Tsukiyama even pointing out that humans are the species most responsible for death and destruction in the world. Monster Rancher had humanity in the backstory creating Monsters to be pets, slave workers as well as warriors to fight in wars.
One specific example of their cruelty was the enslavement of one Monster race, the Astros, to gather more resources into outer space after exhausting the natural resources in their own planet.
The Astros were worked nearly to death and experimented on to test their physical limits, and those that weren't strong enough perished soon. Eventually, an conflict known as the Last War broke out on their planet that lasted many generations and the humans attempted to end it by creating Moo. By the end, everything bad in the series can be traced to the ancient humans, who reduced civilization to medieval level and Moo now rules the world as Evil Overlord. In the film InuYasha the Movie: Fire on the Mystic Island there is an island where benign humans and benign demons have lived together, and had a lot of half-demons as offspring.
They have the island shielded by a magical barrier from the outside world, because they knew that their children would be discriminated against both by demons and by humans. ARC-V unlike the rest of the franchise doesn't tip toe around the fact that humans are capable of great evil. Unlike the other series which are caused by supernatural forces, Arc-V is caused when the duel spirits get sick and tired of being forced to fight each other for humanity's bloodlust and sick entertainment.
One human Zarc agrees when he feels he's just a toy for the audience when he just wanted to make everyone happy. But the show does show that humanity is also capable of great good.
This is played with in Sukasuka. Humanity, with the exception of the main character, has been extinct for years. They are viewed as monsters from myth and legend who destroyed all life on the surface through their heinous actions. In truth humanity was no more evil than any of the other races.