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27th Oct '17 1:10:08 PM narm00
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** Invoked in-universe by the Doctor in "The Doctor's Wife" and "Death of the Doctor", who confirms the long-held [[AscendedFanon fan belief]] that Time Lords can indeed change [[GenderFlip genders]] and [[RaceLift ethnicities]] during a regeneration, although [[TheNthDoctor his incarnations]] (thus far) have all been white males.

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** Invoked in-universe by the Doctor in "The Doctor's Wife" and "Death of the Doctor", who confirms the long-held [[AscendedFanon fan belief]] that Time Lords can indeed change [[GenderFlip [[GenderBender genders]] and [[RaceLift ethnicities]] during a regeneration, although [[TheNthDoctor his incarnations]] (thus far) have are all been white males.men as of those stories.



** In "Let's Kill Hitler" it's revealed that Mels, the black twenty-something childhood friend of Amy and Rory is actually the previous incarnation of the white, middle-aged, River Song. Mels in turn regenerated from the white, seven year old Melody and was forced to grow up ''again'' after her first regeneration left her as a toddler.
** [[spoiler:TheMaster]] became a villainous example of this after regenerating into a female body (named Missy). Main/WordOfGod states this was to test the audience's reaction prior to casting a female Doctor.

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** In "Let's Kill Hitler" it's revealed that Mels, the black twenty-something childhood friend of Amy and Rory Rory, is actually the previous incarnation of the white, middle-aged, River Song. Mels in turn regenerated from the white, seven year old Melody and was forced to grow up ''again'' after her first regeneration left her as a toddler.
** [[spoiler:TheMaster]] became a villainous example of this after regenerating into a female body (named Missy). Main/WordOfGod WordOfGod states this was to test the audience's reaction prior to casting a female Doctor.



** Now the Doctor themself is scheduled to regenerate as a woman (played by Creator/JodieWhittaker) in the 2017 ChristmasSpecial.

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** Now the The Doctor themself is scheduled to regenerate as a woman (played by Creator/JodieWhittaker) in the 2017 ChristmasSpecial.



* Bunker of ''TabletopGame/SentinelsOfTheMultiverse'', like Captain America, gets both inverts and plays it straight. The current, main-timeline Bunker is white. A promo card depicts the World War II-era Bunker as a black man. And an alternate-future version of the character is also black.

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* Bunker of ''TabletopGame/SentinelsOfTheMultiverse'', like Captain America, gets both inverts and plays it straight. The current, main-timeline Bunker is white. A promo card depicts the World War II-era Bunker as a black man. And an alternate-future version of the character is also black.
25th Oct '17 9:49:23 PM StrixObscuro
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* Mr Terrific: Terry Sloane (white male) replaced by Michael Holt (black male). Though Terry had been gone for a long time when Michael came along, which probably helped produce the especially positive response Holt has gotten from readers. He got his own series in 2011's ComicBook/{{New 52}} launch, something his predecessor never managed, though it didn't last long.

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* Mr Terrific: ComicBook/MisterTerrific: Terry Sloane (white male) replaced by Michael Holt (black male). Though Terry had been gone for a long time when Michael came along, which probably helped produce the especially positive response Holt has gotten from readers. He got his own series in 2011's ComicBook/{{New 52}} launch, something his predecessor never managed, though it didn't last long.
14th Oct '17 5:26:21 AM TroperDoper
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** [[spoiler:TheMaster]] became a villainous example of this after regenerating into a female body.

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** [[spoiler:TheMaster]] became a villainous example of this after regenerating into a female body.body (named Missy). Main/WordOfGod states this was to test the audience's reaction prior to casting a female Doctor.
5th Oct '17 7:38:10 AM narm00
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** In the world of Batman Beyond (at least in the animated series), the new Green Lantern is a boy from Tibet, Kai-Ro. The comic book adaptation does confirm his Tibetian background and living in a monstrary with his older sister. Said sister [[spoiler: grew up to be ''Curare,'' the League of Assassin's best killer and the end of the story detailing this has her undergo the ritual that gave her the blue skin.]] It's not known if Kai-Ro is canon in the main DC Comics though given that Terry now more or less is, it's possible.

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** In the world of Batman Beyond (at least (canonised in the animated series), comic multiverse as Earth-12), the new Green Lantern is a boy from Tibet, Kai-Ro. The comic book adaptation does confirm confirms his Tibetian Tibetan background and living in a monstrary monastery with his older sister. Said sister [[spoiler: grew up to be ''Curare,'' the League of Assassin's Assassins' best killer and killer; the end of the story detailing this has her undergo the ritual that gave her the blue skin.]] It's not known if Kai-Ro is canon in Earth-0, the main DC Comics comics universe, though given that Terry now more or less is, it's possible.



* Happens at least three times over to ComicBook/DoctorFate in the New 52. The Earth-20 version is still Kent Nelson, but now he's black, the ComicBook/{{Earth 2}} version is a young Egyptian man called Khalid Ben-Hassin, and the main DCU version is a young Egyptian-American man called Khalid Nassour. (Fitting in these last two cases, since Doctor Fate's mythology is strongly tied to Egypt.) Much like his predecessor, they're doctors (well, Ben-Hassin is. Nassour is a medical student since he's younger.) Also, there were two female Doctor Fates who succeeded the original Kent Nelson when he apparently died, one of them being his widow Inza.

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* Happens at least three times over to ComicBook/DoctorFate in the New 52. The Earth-20 version is still Kent Nelson, but now he's black, the ComicBook/{{Earth 2}} version is a young Egyptian man called Khalid Ben-Hassin, and the main DCU version is a young Egyptian-American man called Khalid Nassour. (Fitting Nassour (fitting in these last two cases, since Doctor Fate's mythology is strongly tied to Egypt.) Egypt). Much like his predecessor, the original, they're doctors (well, Ben-Hassin is. Nassour is a medical student since he's younger.) ). Also, there were two female Doctor Fates who succeeded the original Kent Nelson when he apparently died, one of them being his widow Inza.



** After Tony Stark [[spoiler: was rendered comatose at the conclusion of Civil War II]], he is succeeded by Riri Williams - an [[TwoferTokenMinority African-American female]] super-genius ''who is all of fifteen years old''; though she later calls hereself Ironheart. As for the other's it's none other than the Romani we know as ''Victor Von Doom'' (whom has had a HeelFaceTurn along with his face fixed as a farewell gift from Reed.)

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** After Tony Stark [[spoiler: was rendered comatose at the conclusion of Civil War II]], he is succeeded by Riri Williams - an [[TwoferTokenMinority African-American female]] super-genius ''who is all of fifteen years old''; though she later calls hereself Ironheart. As for the other's other it's none other than the Romani we know as ''Victor Von Doom'' (whom has had a HeelFaceTurn along with his face fixed as a farewell gift from Reed.)



** Several other Spideys appears, including Miles Morales. Much like his comics counterpart, he became Spider-Man after the death of his universe's Peter Parker. The main Peter Parker is understandably very stunned by this (especially when he sees the gravestone.) He later reassures Miles, since Miles feels burdened that he could've done something sooner to save the other Peter.

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** Several other Spideys appears, appear, including Miles Morales. Much like his comics counterpart, he became Spider-Man after the death of his universe's Peter Parker. The main Peter Parker is understandably very stunned by this (especially when he sees the gravestone.) He later reassures Miles, since Miles feels burdened that he could've done something sooner to save the other Peter.
7th Sep '17 9:49:29 AM NateTheGreat
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* Franchise/GreenLantern: Guy Gardner (white) replaced with John Stewart (black) and later Hal Jordan (white) with Kyle Rayner (originally white, later retconned to be half-Hispanic), followed by Simon Baz (Arab-American) and Jessicaa Cruz (neuroatypical Latina). However, the fact that the Green Lanterns are a police organization with 7200 members makes this more believable. Currently all serve as equal members of the Corps.

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* Franchise/GreenLantern: Guy Gardner (white) replaced with John Stewart (black) and later Hal Jordan (white) with Kyle Rayner (originally white, later retconned to be half-Hispanic), followed by Simon Baz (Arab-American) and Jessicaa Jessica Cruz (neuroatypical Latina). However, the fact that the Green Lanterns are a police organization with 7200 members makes this more believable. Currently all serve as equal members of the Corps.
12th Aug '17 6:18:25 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' passed the torch of the Avatar to a girl named Korra, whereas her predecessor on ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' had been a boy named Aang. This was an easy choice because Aang's predecessors were already established to have a pretty even gender ratio. Korra also has darker skin than Aang, but they're both from {{Fantasy Counterpart Culture}}s of non-European ethnicities: Aang is from fantasy Tibet, and Korra is from fantasy EskimoLand.
16th Jul '17 1:16:53 PM nighttrainfm
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* Franchise/GreenLantern: Guy Gardner (white) replaced with John Stewart (black) and later Hal Jordan (white) with Kyle Rayner (originally white, later retconned to be half-Hispanic), followed by Simon Baz (Arab-American) and Jessicaa Cruz (Latina). However, the fact that the Green Lanterns are a police organization with 7200 members makes this more believable. Currently all serve as equal members of the Corps.

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* Franchise/GreenLantern: Guy Gardner (white) replaced with John Stewart (black) and later Hal Jordan (white) with Kyle Rayner (originally white, later retconned to be half-Hispanic), followed by Simon Baz (Arab-American) and Jessicaa Cruz (Latina).(neuroatypical Latina). However, the fact that the Green Lanterns are a police organization with 7200 members makes this more believable. Currently all serve as equal members of the Corps.
16th Jul '17 1:15:33 PM nighttrainfm
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** Now the Doctor (him?)self is scheduled to regenerate as a woman (played by Jodie Whittaker) in the 2017 ChristmasSpecial.

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** Now the Doctor (him?)self themself is scheduled to regenerate as a woman (played by Jodie Whittaker) Creator/JodieWhittaker) in the 2017 ChristmasSpecial.
16th Jul '17 11:28:38 AM Omeganian
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** Now the Doctor himself is scheduled to regenerate as a woman (played by Jodie Whittaker) in the 2017 ChristmasSpecial.

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** Now the Doctor himself (him?)self is scheduled to regenerate as a woman (played by Jodie Whittaker) in the 2017 ChristmasSpecial.
16th Jul '17 11:17:14 AM Omeganian
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** Now the Doctor himself is scheduled to regenerate as a woman (played by Jodie Whittaker) in the 2017 ChristmasSpecial.
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