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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.
13th Jul '17 5:27:59 PM DVB
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** Early press material for the series showed that Arrowette, one of Green Arrow's sidekicks, was part of the cast. Later the character's name was changed to Artemis Crock, who in the comics was a villain unrelated to Green Arrow. In the series proper, Artemis has her own background, and is half-white and Vietnamese. Her mother Huntress, a former villain, is a Vietnamese woman in the series, as well. Arrowette is shown in the series as a young girl, though.

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** Early press material for the series showed that Arrowette, one of Green Arrow's sidekicks, was part of the cast. Later the character's name was changed to Artemis Crock, who in the comics was a villain unrelated to Green Arrow. In the series proper, Artemis has her own background, and is half-white and Vietnamese. Her mother Huntress, a former villain, is a Vietnamese woman in the series, as well. Arrowette is shown in the series as a young girl, though. As for her father, well, turns out to be [[spoiler: ''Sportsmaster.'' Here, he's still a sports-themed villain, but also a highly-skilled assassin.]] Artemis also has a sister, revealed [[spoiler: to be Chesire, who much like her comics' counterpart, has a child with Roy Harper. Unlike her comics' counterpart, she geniunely love her daughter and it's implied she's also in love with Roy as well.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' tends to use minority legacy heroes in favor of their predecessors, despite the show being primarily influenced by UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}}. The Jaime Reyes version of Blue Beetle, the Ryan Choi version of the Atom, and the Jason Rusch version of Firestorm are all used in major roles on the show. The only white legacy hero on the show is Dinah Lance, the second ComicBook/BlackCanary, the two exceptions being the Vic Sage version of the Question rather than Renee Montoya, and B'wana Beast instead of Freedom Beast.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' tends to use minority legacy heroes in favor of their predecessors, despite the show being primarily influenced by UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}}. The Jaime Reyes version of Blue Beetle, the Ryan Choi version of the Atom, and the Jason Rusch version of Firestorm are all used in major roles on the show. The only white legacy hero on the show is Dinah Lance, the second ComicBook/BlackCanary, ComicBook/BlackCanary (the first being her mother, whom she's named after), the two exceptions being the Vic Sage version of the Question rather than Renee Montoya, and B'wana Beast instead of Freedom Beast.



* In ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'', Peter briefly utilizes the Iron Spider armor and identity before ditching it. The Iron Spider identity reappears in Season 3, where it is taken up by the Korean-American prodigy Amadeus Cho.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'', Peter briefly utilizes the Iron Spider armor and identity before ditching it. The Iron Spider identity reappears in Season 3, where it is taken up by the Korean-American prodigy Amadeus Cho.Cho (who's presented as Peter's academic rival).
** 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.
13th Jul '17 5:19:42 PM DVB
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* ComicBook/DoctorStrange was temporarily succeeded as "Sorcerer Supreme" by Haitian-born Jericho Drumm, aka Brother Voodoo. It seems that this was meant partially as a response to those who saw Strange as a MightyWhitey. The name "Doctor Strange" did not pass on because that is his real name (Stephen Strange) and title (neurosurgeon). Brother Voodoo is also a doctor in his own right (psychologist).

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* ComicBook/DoctorStrange was temporarily succeeded as "Sorcerer Supreme" by Haitian-born Jericho Drumm, aka Brother Voodoo. It seems that this was meant partially as a response to those who saw Strange as a MightyWhitey. The name "Doctor Strange" did not pass on because that is his real name (Stephen Strange) and title (neurosurgeon). However, Brother Voodoo is also a doctor in his own right (psychologist).(a psychologist) and so names himself Doctor Voodoo.



** In the ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'' universe, [[spoiler:while Peter is still active as Spider-Man, Hobbie Brown, the Prowler, also doubles as Spider-Man when Peter's away from New York]].

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** In the ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'' universe, [[spoiler:while Peter is still active as Spider-Man, Hobbie Brown, the Prowler, also doubles as Spider-Man when Peter's away from New York]].York, since Peter is now a CEO]].
13th Jul '17 5:07:50 PM DVB
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** In A BadFuture seen in Children's Crusade, the new Captain Marvel is Teddy, who's half-Skrull and half-Kree while also being homosexual and engaged with Billy Kaplan, Scarlet Witch's son. Fittingly enough, his Kree blood comes from his father, the original Mar-Vell himself (while his mother was a Skrull princess.)



** In an AlternateUniverse seen in ''Children's Crusade'', Eli [[SidekickGraduationsStick has become the new Captain America]]. Meanwhile, ComicBook/TheFalcon has been succeeded by his daughter Samantha, the new [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes Bucky]] is an African American child named Steve (he's the son of Eli and Samantha), the new [[ComicBook/CaptainMarVell Captain Marvel]] is the openly-gay Teddy Altman (Hulkling, who is also half-Kree/half-Skrull, making him a rare example even outside human parameters), and the new ComicBook/DoctorStrange is Billy Kaplan (Wiccan), who is gay as well (incidentally, Billy and Teddy are dating).
** Kiyoshi Morales is Commander A, the Captain America of the 25th century. He's of mixed African American, Japanese, Latino and Native American ancestry, meant as a nod to [[InTheFutureHumansWillBeOneRace the theory that most races will blend together in the future]]. He's also implied to be a descendant of ComicBook/{{Luke Cage|HeroForHire}}.

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** In an AlternateUniverse seen in ''Children's Crusade'', Eli [[SidekickGraduationsStick has become the new Captain America]]. Meanwhile, ComicBook/TheFalcon has been succeeded by his daughter Samantha, the new [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes Bucky]] is an African American child named Steve (he's the son of Eli and Samantha), the new [[ComicBook/CaptainMarVell Captain Marvel]] is the openly-gay Teddy Altman (Hulkling, who is also half-Kree/half-Skrull, making him a rare example even outside human parameters), and the new ComicBook/DoctorStrange is Billy Kaplan (Wiccan), who is gay as well (incidentally, Billy and Teddy are dating).
dating). Furthermore, Billy is Scarlet Witch's son so somewhat following her footsteps while Teddy is the son of the original Mar-Vell and a Skrull Princess.
** Kiyoshi Morales is Commander A, the Captain America of the 25th century. He's of mixed African American, Japanese, Latino and Native American ancestry, meant as a nod to [[InTheFutureHumansWillBeOneRace the theory that most races will blend together in the future]]. He's also implied to be a descendant of ComicBook/{{Luke Cage|HeroForHire}}. Given the name, he may be descended from Miles Morales as well.
13th Jul '17 5:03:57 PM DVB
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* Phyla-Vell, the new (and now former) ComicBook/{{Quasar}} is a lesbian alien.

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* Phyla-Vell, the new (and now former) ComicBook/{{Quasar}} Phyla-Vell is a half-Kree lesbian alien.who ends up becoming the ''fourth'' Captain Marvel for a while. The in ComicBook/{{Quasar}}, she becomes the second Quasar. She's delightfully surprised when her predesscor, Wendell, manages to come back for a bit to help her. She however has become her own heroine in Martyr before being killed off.



** Avril Kincaid, Phyla's successor, is also a lesbian.

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** Avril Kincaid, Phyla's successor, successor (as Quasar, not as Captain Marvel), is also a lesbian.



** 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''; as well as by Victor von Doom, who is a Roma Gipsy.

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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 it's none other than the Romani we know as well ''Victor Von Doom'' (whom has had a HeelFaceTurn along with his face fixed as by Victor von Doom, who is a Roma Gipsy.farewell gift from Reed.)



* ComicBook/{{Psylocke}}: Started as white female but had a body swap making her an Asian female. The Asian body has since become her most famous iteration, and some adaptations in other media have just used it without the earlier backstory (though she is born and raised in Britain) in all adaptations. The exception was the '90s WesternAnimation/XMen cartoon, which had her in original form. Her ''twin'' brother Captain Britain remains Caucasian even in the adaptations that have her of mixed descent.

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* ComicBook/{{Psylocke}}: Started as white female female, but had a body swap making her an Asian female. The Asian body has since become her most famous iteration, and some adaptations in other media have just used it without the earlier backstory (though she is born and raised in Britain) in all adaptations. The exception was the '90s WesternAnimation/XMen cartoon, which had her in original form. Her ''twin'' brother Captain Britain remains Caucasian even in the adaptations that have her of mixed descent.



* Playing with the trope: ComicBook/MsMarvel started off as a DistaffCounterpart of Captain Marvel but has since surpassed him in terms of screentime and popularity, and he was dead and she was a solo heroine for quite a long time. Basically, she started out as the AlternateCompanyEquivalent to ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} and developed into the AlternateCompanyEquivalent of Franchise/WonderWoman.

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* Playing with the trope: ComicBook/MsMarvel started off as a DistaffCounterpart of Captain Marvel but has since surpassed him in terms of screentime and popularity, and he was dead and she was a solo heroine for quite a long time. Basically, she started out as the AlternateCompanyEquivalent to ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} and developed into the AlternateCompanyEquivalent of Franchise/WonderWoman. Though in terms of order, she's the ''fifth'' Captain Marvel at least (the one after Phyla was some sort of doppelganger and the other is ambigious).



** In A BadFuture seen in Children's Crusade, the new Captain Marvel is Teddy, who's half-Skrull and half-Kree while also being homosexual and engaged with Billy Kaplan, Scarlet Witch's son. Fittingly enough, his Kree blood comes from his father, the original Mar-Vell himself (while his mother was a Skrull princess.)



* There have been numerous people who have borne the ComicBook/GhostRider title, most of them white males. ''ComicBook/FearItself'' introduced Alejandra Jones, a Nicaraguan woman, as the next Spirit of Vengeance.
** The 2014 ''ComicBook/AllNewGhostRider'' gives us yet another new Rider, this time Robbie Reyes, a Latino male. Instead of being passed the mantle, it's forced on him.

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* There have been numerous people who have borne the ComicBook/GhostRider title, most of them white males. ''ComicBook/FearItself'' introduced Alejandra Jones, a Nicaraguan woman, as the next Spirit of Vengeance.
Vengeance (though her involvement was because of a conspiracy by Adam, yes that Adam.)
** The 2014 ''ComicBook/AllNewGhostRider'' gives us yet another new Rider, this time Robbie Reyes, a Latino male. Instead of being passed the mantle, it's forced on him. Granted, there are multiple Riders and each one with their own spirit of vengeance. One awesome shot shows Spirits from across the world.
13th Jul '17 4:47:25 PM DVB
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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.



* Happens at least three times over to ComicBook/DoctorFate in the New 52. The Earth-20 version is a black man called Kent Nelson, 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.) 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 a black man called 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.
13th Jul '17 2:28:10 PM dbfnq
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* This trend is very noticeable in the announcement for the Marvel Generations event, which pairs many of the legacy characters described above with their classic counterparts through a TimeTravel storyline. Ten pairings are shown in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ireuNkPPdPY teaser trailer]]. The ten classic-era characters are all white, with eight of them male and two female. Not one of the legacy characters is a white male; there are three non-white males, five white females, and two non-white females.
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