History Main / AmbiguouslyBrown

25th May '16 9:17:38 PM Doug86
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* The Amazonians from ''Webcomic/GastroPhobia'', including the titular Gastro and Phobia, are portrayed as this. In an AlternateUniverse story set in the WildWest, Phobia is referred to as a "colored woman".

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* The Amazonians from ''Webcomic/GastroPhobia'', including the titular Gastro and Phobia, are portrayed as this. In an AlternateUniverse story set in the WildWest, TheWildWest, Phobia is referred to as a "colored woman".
23rd May '16 9:15:44 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/QuestForFire'': Ika and the Ivaka tribe cover their entire bodies in paint and have noticeably non-white features. Ika is played by Rae Dawn Chong, who is mixed raced. The director wanted the Ivaka to not conform to the appearance of any single race, in that they're a tribe of Cro-Magnons who predate modern ethnicities.
22nd May '16 1:22:31 PM lakingsif
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* Rashida Jones is of black and Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry, and her ambiguous appearance has been lampshaded of her character on both ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'' and its "sister show" ''Series/ParksAndRecreation''.

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* Rashida Jones Creator/RashidaJones is of black and Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry, and her ambiguous appearance has been lampshaded of her character on both ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'' and its "sister show" ''Series/ParksAndRecreation''.
21st May '16 10:14:26 PM 10-13-2
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* There's still a good deal of debate as to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Egyptian_race_controversy what the ancient Egyptians looked like]], apart from having dark skin and curly hair as described by Greek sources (since "dark skin and curly hair" is kinda vague).

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* There's still a good deal of debate as to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Egyptian_race_controversy what the ancient Egyptians looked like]], apart from having dark skin and curly hair as described by Greek sources (since "dark skin and curly hair" is kinda vague). The controversy is especially pointed because white Europeans historically claimed descent from Semitic peoples (before the "Aryan" hypothesis emerged in the late eighteenth century), considered ancient Egypt to be a Western civilization, and effectively tried to write themselves into Egyptian history by speaking of the Egyptians as being white. Evidence has been discovered, however, that at one point Egypt was conquered by sub-Saharan (black) Africans from Nubia, who then ruled as naturalized Egyptians.
20th May '16 1:59:36 PM wuggles
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* Ilana Glazer from ''Series/BroadCity'' is described as Jewish, but gives no further indication of her ethnicity. The show take place in New York City so she could plausibly be any Jewish/mixed race.

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* Ilana Glazer from ''Series/BroadCity'' is described as Jewish, but gives no further indication of her ethnicity. The show take place in New York City so she could plausibly be any Jewish/mixed race. Later episodes show that both her parents are white.
17th May '16 12:50:32 PM KimiFW
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Suzanne Collins has stated that we're so far in the future that racial mixing has blurred any categories that might exist today in ''Literature/TheHungerGames''. She refuses to elaborate on what modern races the characters would be categorized as. Katniss herself has olive skin and straight black hair, in contrast to her blonde-haired and blue-eyed mother and sister. Rue and Thresh have "dark skin."

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Suzanne Collins has stated that we're so far in the future that racial mixing has blurred any categories that might exist today in ''Literature/TheHungerGames''. She refuses to elaborate on what modern races the characters would be categorized as. Katniss herself has olive skin and straight black hair, in contrast to her blonde-haired and blue-eyed mother and sister. Rue and Thresh have "dark skin."
14th May '16 11:13:02 AM Pichu-kun
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* Queen Marisol from the ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' licensed book "A Warm Welcome" comes from awarm country, has black hair, and has darker skin than Elsa. Her name implies she is from a [[LatinoIsBrown Latin American]] [[FantasyCounterpartCulture inspired country]], as it is a Spanish name, though some fans pin her as Middle Eastern.

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* Queen Marisol from the ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' licensed book "A Warm Welcome" comes from awarm a warm country, has black hair, and has darker skin than Elsa. Her name implies she is from a [[LatinoIsBrown Latin American]] [[FantasyCounterpartCulture inspired country]], as it is a Spanish name, though some fans pin her as Middle Eastern.



* Alyx in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' is practically impossible to pin down at first. Shortly after meeting her, you learn that her father is black and a picture in his lab shows her mother to possibly be Asian (her name is "Azian"). Note that like most (all?) main characters, Alyx's face was modeled after a real person.
** Alyx's voice actress was born in Japan, to a black American father, and a Japanese mother. So they gave the character roughly the same background.

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* Alyx in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' is practically impossible to pin down at first. Shortly after meeting her, you learn that her father is black and a picture in his lab shows her mother to possibly be Asian (her name is "Azian"). Note that like most (all?) main characters, Alyx's face was modeled after a real person.
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person. Alyx's voice actress was born in Japan, to a black American father, and a Japanese mother. So they gave the character roughly the same background.



* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''

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* During the ''UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}}'' era, [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Princess Daisy]] had a tan, even in her official artwork. She was like this even in her skin for ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'', and her trophy. She went back to her original light tone later on though.

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
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During the ''UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}}'' era, [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Princess Daisy]] Daisy had a tan, tan (possibly to distinguish her more from Princess Peach), even in her official artwork. She was like this even in her skin for ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'', Melee'' custome and her trophy. Daisy is from a country with a desert. She went back to her original light tone later on though.tonestarting with the fourth ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' game (though in turn she received slightly altered attire and a haircut).



* In ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'', Desmond Miles' ethnicity isn't immediately apparent from looking at him, but this is intentional, allowing him to have [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI Middle Eastern]], [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII Italian]], and even [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII Native American]] ancestors. For the record, Desmond's face model, Francisco Randez, has a Spanish background.

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* In ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'', ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'':
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Desmond Miles' ethnicity isn't immediately apparent from looking at him, but this is intentional, allowing him to have [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI Middle Eastern]], [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII Italian]], and even [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII Native American]] ancestors. For the record, Desmond's face model, Francisco Randez, has a Spanish background.



* You can create your very own Ambiguously Brown characters in ''VideoGame/TheSims'', including making them a DarkSkinnedBlond or DarkSkinnedRedhead. And if you feel like it, you can give them names that add even more confusion regarding their ethnicity. Also, there are several pre-made Sims in the game who already fulfill this trope.
14th May '16 11:05:43 AM Pichu-kun
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* Sailor Pluto in ''Manga/SailorMoon'' has significantly darker skin than her comrades, (it's lightened somewhat in TheNineties [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]]). Though her ethnicity remains vague, Creator/NaokoTakeuchi quite obviously took inspiration for one of Pluto's artbook portraits from African American model Naomi Campbell [[http://shojopower.com/body-image-in-sailor-moon-skin-tone-edition/ modeling Chanel couture]].

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* ''Manga/SailorMoon'':
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Sailor Pluto in ''Manga/SailorMoon'' has significantly darker skin than her comrades, (it's lightened somewhat in TheNineties [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]]). Though her ethnicity remains vague, Creator/NaokoTakeuchi quite obviously took inspiration for one of Pluto's artbook portraits from African American model Naomi Campbell [[http://shojopower.com/body-image-in-sailor-moon-skin-tone-edition/ modeling Chanel couture]]. Many fans consider her to have some Romani in her.



** In the main cast, there's Usopp, who also has kinky black hair and drawn lips (which most characters lack), and Oda said that if the Straw Hats were from the real world he would be from Africa, so he is most likely intended to be black.
*** The Spanish dub of One Piece had Usopp talking in a heavy Arabic accent, plus he was renamed as Usuf.
*** However, Usopp's mother Banchina was very pale, and had an Italian name, whereas his father has similar features including drawn lips. Also, while he now has blond dreadlocks, he was shown when Shanks first recruited him to have curly black hair, so it's likely he dyed/bleached it. This might point to Ussop being biracial.

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** In the main cast, there's Usopp, who also has kinky black hair and drawn lips (which most characters lack), and Oda said that if the Straw Hats were from the real world he would be from Africa, so he is most likely intended to be black.
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black. The Spanish dub of One Piece ''One Piece'' had Usopp talking in a heavy Arabic accent, plus he was renamed as Usuf.
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Usuf. However, Usopp's mother Banchina was very pale, and had an Italian name, whereas his father has similar features including drawn lips. Also, while he now has blond dreadlocks, he was shown when Shanks first recruited him to have curly black hair, so it's likely he dyed/bleached it. This might point to Ussop being biracial.



* [[http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Kidomaru Kidomaru]] in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. On [[http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/bestselling-comics-2007/634-1.jp the cover for Volume 24]], his skin is even darker than it is in the anime (despite it being almost completely white in the regular pages, but that's a frequent occurrence). Later, several characters from the Cloud Village are shown to be ''unambiguously'' black.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
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[[http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Kidomaru Kidomaru]] in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''.Kidomaru]]. On [[http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/bestselling-comics-2007/634-1.jp the cover for Volume 24]], his skin is even darker than it is in the anime (despite it being almost completely white in the regular pages, but that's a frequent occurrence).occurrence in manga). Later, several characters from the Cloud Village are shown to be ''unambiguously'' black.



* ''Anime/TurnAGundam'' is chock full of characters like this. DarkSkinnedBlond lead Loran has curious platinum hair that's sometimes drawn fairly straight, sometimes looking more like dreads. He doesn't really look like anything, but expect lots of jokes about "Black History Month" every February on /m/, anyway (it helps that he spends most of the first episode [[WholeCostumeReference dressed up as]] [[DrivingMissDaisy Hoke]]). Guin Rhineford is fairly dark-skinned, too, but judging by his facial features and hair, he's probably just a white guy with a really deep tan. [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Meshy/Meshie/Miashe/Mia-Shay Kune/Kyuun]](/[[UnfortunateImplications Coo- whoah, let's not go with that romanization!]]) Is yet another DarkSkinnedBlonde, but her facial features are pretty "black"-looking (very prominent lips for an anime character, for one). Her hair and complexion, along with the fact that her very white, hick-ish father is a minor character suggests she's supposed to be a mulatto, though we never see her mom. The Moonrace is considerably whiter (a few Asians, too), but EvilChancellor Agrippa looks like he's supposed to be ButNotTooBlack.
** Justified for the Earth-based characters in that they're a result of millennia's worth of multiracial intermingling [[spoiler:following the Moonlight Butterfly apocalypse.]]

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* ''Anime/TurnAGundam'' is chock full of characters like this. DarkSkinnedBlond lead Loran has curious platinum hair that's sometimes drawn fairly straight, sometimes looking more like dreads. He doesn't really look like anything, but expect lots of jokes about "Black History Month" every February on /m/, anyway (it helps that he spends most of the first episode [[WholeCostumeReference dressed up as]] [[DrivingMissDaisy Hoke]]). Guin Rhineford is fairly dark-skinned, too, but judging by his facial features and hair, he's probably just a white guy with a really deep tan. [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Meshy/Meshie/Miashe/Mia-Shay Kune/Kyuun]](/[[UnfortunateImplications Coo- whoah, let's not go with that romanization!]]) Is yet another DarkSkinnedBlonde, but her facial features are pretty "black"-looking (very prominent lips for an anime character, for one). Her hair and complexion, along with the fact that her very white, hick-ish father is a minor character suggests she's supposed to be a mulatto, though we never see her mom. The Moonrace is considerably whiter (a few Asians, too), but EvilChancellor Agrippa looks like he's supposed to be ButNotTooBlack.
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ButNotTooBlack. Justified for the Earth-based characters in that they're a result of millennia's worth of multiracial intermingling [[spoiler:following the Moonlight Butterfly apocalypse.]]



* Ymir from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' in the anime is clearly a different ethnicity than most of the main cast, possessing olive-colored skin, freckles and straight black-brown hair in a cast that has mainly Northern European features. Despite this no one ever comments on it, even though earlier in the story Mikasa's half-Asian heritage was a minor plot point. In Ymir's case [[spoiler:this is a hint that she not only comes from beyond the Walls, but is in fact a Titan Shifter]]. The manga shows her with a skintone closer to the other characters.

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'':
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Ymir from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' in the anime is clearly a different ethnicity than most of the main cast, possessing olive-colored skin, freckles and straight black-brown hair in a cast that has mainly Northern European features. Despite this no one ever comments on it, even though earlier in the story Mikasa's half-Asian heritage was a minor plot point. In Ymir's case [[spoiler:this is a hint that she not only comes from beyond the Walls, but is in fact a Titan Shifter]]. The manga shows her with a skintone closer to the other characters.



** As in the games, there is Iris. Fans usually consider her either Black or Native American but there isn't much to go on besides her being darker than Ash.

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** As in the games, there is Iris. Fans usually consider her either Black black or Native American but there isn't much to go on besides her being darker than Ash.



* Tooru Mutsuki from ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' :Re is brown-skinned, with a Japanese name and anime-typical features. An orphan, there is absolutely no information concerning his possible racial background leading to much theorizing.

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* Tooru Mutsuki from ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' :Re ''Manga/TokyoGhoul :Re'' is brown-skinned, with a Japanese name and anime-typical features. An orphan, there is absolutely no information concerning his possible racial background leading to much theorizing.



* "Brown" Ben Plumm in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. He claims descent from every major ethnic group in the world, including Valyrian.

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"Brown" Ben Plumm in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''.Plumm. He claims descent from every major ethnic group in the world, including Valyrian.



* According to WordOfGod, Julian Bashir from ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' (played by Sudanese actor Alexander Siddig) was intended to be of no ethnicity recognisable to 20th/21st-century viewers. The name is Arabic and the character's accent is clearly British, so it's not too hard to make an educated guess as to his background.
** The actor himself was born in Sudan (and his full real name is Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abderrahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi), to a Sudanese father and a British mother, and raised in London. So Bashir's "ethnicity" is the same as his actor's.

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* According to WordOfGod, Julian Bashir from ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' (played by Sudanese actor Alexander Siddig) was intended to be of no ethnicity recognisable to 20th/21st-century viewers. The name is Arabic and the character's accent is clearly British, so it's not too hard to make an educated guess as to his background.
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background. The actor himself was born in Sudan (and his full real name is Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abderrahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi), to a Sudanese father and a British mother, and raised in London. So Bashir's "ethnicity" is the same as his actor's.



** ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon64'' and its related games also have [[http://www.rpgfan.com/pics/harvestmoon-fomt/art-016.jpg Kai]], who practically ''defines'' this trope.

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** ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon64'' and its related games also have [[http://www.rpgfan.com/pics/harvestmoon-fomt/art-016.jpg Kai]], who practically ''defines'' this trope. He's a dark skinned man who works at a vineyard in ''64'' and always wears a bandanna. In ''Back To Nature'' and ''Friends Of Mineral Town'' he only appears in summer seasons so his skintone might be a tan, though it doesn't fade if he marries Popuri or the female protagonist in ''More Friends Of Mineral Town'' so it's probably not.



** [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100708234630/hm/images/c/cd/Char_sheila.png Selena]] from ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonTreeOfTranquility Tree of Tranquility]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade Animal Parade]]''. She's a belly dancer, her artwork is darker then the other character but her model isn't much darker then anyone else in the game, and her Japanese name (Sheila) isn't much help. Her child with Luke in the latter game also has a darker skin tone then the other children. Although visiting her home island and meeting her parents Samson and Sue, it is heavily hinted that she's Pacific Islander in descent, often speculated to be closely related to the Okinawan people.
** Shea from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonIslandOfHappiness'' counts. His backstory is unknown besides he was RaisedByNatives.

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** [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100708234630/hm/images/c/cd/Char_sheila.png Selena]] from ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonTreeOfTranquility Tree of Tranquility]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade Animal Parade]]''. She's a belly dancer, her artwork is darker then the other character characters but her model isn't much darker then anyone else in the game, and her Japanese name (Sheila) isn't much help. Her child with Luke in the latter game also has a darker skin tone then the other children. Although visiting her home island and meeting her parents Samson and Sue, it is heavily hinted that she's Pacific Islander in descent, often speculated to be closely related to the Okinawan people.
** Shea from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonIslandOfHappiness'' counts. His backstory is unknown besides the fact he was RaisedByNatives.



** Phoebe, who has a darker skin tone than the rest of the Gym Leaders and Elite Four, from ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire''. She dresses in Hawaiian-inspired attire.
** The player can choose to be this in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' however your mom is still White, implying you're biracial.

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** Phoebe, who has a darker skin tone than the rest of the Gym Leaders and Elite Four, from ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire''. She dresses in Hawaiian-inspired attire.
attire. ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' introduces a Hawaii based region so she might have relatives there.
** The player can choose to be this in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' however your mom is still White, white, implying you're biracial.



** Dahlia from Sinnoh is implied to be Latina, as she's named after a flower from Mexico and Central America. ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' drives it in further by making her speak GratuitousSpanish.

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** Dahlia from Sinnoh is implied to be Latina, as she's named after a flower from Mexico and Central America. ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' drives it in further by making her speak GratuitousSpanish.



* Owen from the VideoGame/ClueFinders is ambiguously light-skinned.
* Clementine, from Telltale Games' adaptations of The Walking Dead is an example, as her parents are very definitely not white, but Clem is ostensibly light-skinned enough to pass for white.

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* Owen from the VideoGame/ClueFinders ''VideoGame/ClueFinders'' is ambiguously light-skinned.
* Clementine, from Telltale Games' adaptations of The Walking Dead ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'' is an example, as her parents are very definitely not white, but Clem is ostensibly light-skinned enough to pass for white.white. Many fans consider her Asian or part Asian due to her facial features, but that's also ambiguous.



* You can create your very own Ambiguously Brown characters in ''Franchise/TheSims'', including making them a DarkSkinnedBlond or DarkSkinnedRedhead. And if you feel like it, you can give them names that add even more confusion regarding their ethnicity. Also, there are several pre-made Sims in the game who already fulfill this trope.

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* You can create your very own Ambiguously Brown characters in ''Franchise/TheSims'', ''VideoGame/TheSims'', including making them a DarkSkinnedBlond or DarkSkinnedRedhead. And if you feel like it, you can give them names that add even more confusion regarding their ethnicity. Also, there are several pre-made Sims in the game who already fulfill this trope.



** While not "Ambigiously ''Brown''", the concept of the ConstructedWorld blurs the lines of several character ethnicities to the point where they're of ambiguously race. There have been debates about whether Yang is supposed to be biracial or not.

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** While not "Ambigiously ''Brown''", the concept of the ConstructedWorld blurs the lines of several character ethnicities to the point where they're of ambiguously ambiguous race. There have been debates about whether Yang is supposed to be biracial or not.



* There's been debate amongst fans whether Miranda's father in ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' is White or just light-skinned.

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* There's been debate amongst fans whether Miranda's father in ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' is White white or just light-skinned.



* Jonny 2x4 and Rolf from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', though Jonny might be black.
** Jonny is twice shown to a curly brown afro, if his hair was longer, and his short cut is pretty popular with black boys. Rolf is heavily in the air though.

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* Jonny 2x4 and Rolf from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', though Jonny might be black.
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black. Jonny is implied to be black as twice shown he's been hown to have a curly brown afro, if afro when his hair was longer, is long, and his short cut is pretty popular with black boys. Rolf is heavily in the air though.



* Rio from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' has a Latino surname and darker skin than the White characters but WordOfGod is it wasn't intentional to make him Latino.

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* Rio from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' has a Latino surname and darker skin than the White white characters but WordOfGod is it wasn't intentional to make him Latino.



* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has a particular problem with possibly Asian characters, in part due to its distinctively simple style. When a character is specifically supposed to be Asian, they're usually designed like a white person who's squinting. The head sixth-grader has this look, but his race has never been noted in-story.
** Kevin Stoley. An early episode specifically notes that his parents are from China, and [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Chef]] calls out the others for making fun of his "ethnicity." However, Kevin looks identical to all the white characters (without a "squint") and has a rather European-sounding surname. Were his parents Caucasians who lived in China? Was he adopted? But then, how is Chinese his "ethnicity?" Fans tend to just say he's Asian and not question it further.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
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a particular problem with possibly Asian characters, in part due to its distinctively simple style. When a character is specifically supposed to be Asian, they're usually designed like a white person who's squinting. The head sixth-grader has this look, but his race has never been noted in-story.
** Kevin Stoley. An early episode specifically notes that his Kevin Stoley's parents are from China, and [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Chef]] calls out the others for making fun of his "ethnicity." However, Kevin looks identical to all the white characters (without a "squint") and has a rather European-sounding surname. Were his parents Caucasians who lived in China? Was he adopted? But then, how is Chinese his "ethnicity?" Fans tend to just say he's Asian and not question it further.



* [[TheHero Ezra Bridger]] of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' is a tricky one. He’s already an Expy of Disney/{{Aladdin}}, who is Arabic, except unlike Aladdin his eyes are blue. Blue eyes are not impossible but highly uncommon in real-world Arabic people. A picture of his father reveals that his father had brown skin and curly dark hair. There has so far been no confirmation of his ethnicity, although saying something like ‘Luke Skywalker is of European descent’ would make no sense considering there’s no Europe in a galaxy far, far away. [[note]] Luke is half-Tatooinian and half-Naboo, making him obviously far removed from the original Coruscanti Human stock, but not enough to make him a "Near-Human" alien. [[/note]]
** Word of Pablo Hidalgo is that all the human leads are multiracial by Earth standards, and supplementary material as well as the background characters reveal that Ezra's features are common among the humans of his home planet. So if anything, his ethnicity would be "Lothalian".
* Several characters from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', though averted with Connie since WordOfGod has stated that she's Indian. A good portion of the voice cast is non-white to support this. Lars is notable, as in the unaired pilot he had brown skin and dark hair but in the final show he is noticeably lighter (though not quite light skinned) and has orange hair. WordOfGod is he is not White in the show.

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* [[TheHero Ezra Bridger]] of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' is a tricky one. He’s already an Expy of Disney/{{Aladdin}}, who is Arabic, except unlike Aladdin his eyes are blue. Blue eyes are not impossible but highly uncommon in real-world Arabic people. A picture of his father reveals that his father had brown skin and curly dark hair. There has so far been no confirmation of his ethnicity, although saying something like ‘Luke Skywalker is of European descent’ would make no sense considering there’s no Europe in a galaxy far, far away. [[note]] Luke is half-Tatooinian and half-Naboo, making him obviously far removed from the original Coruscanti Human stock, but not enough to make him a "Near-Human" alien. [[/note]]
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[[/note]] Word of Pablo Hidalgo is that all the human leads are multiracial by Earth standards, and supplementary material as well as the background characters reveal that Ezra's features are common among the humans of his home planet. So if anything, his ethnicity would be "Lothalian".
* Several characters from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', though averted with Connie since WordOfGod has stated that she's Indian. A good portion of the voice cast is non-white to support this. Lars is notable, as in the unaired pilot he had brown skin and dark hair but in the final show he is noticeably lighter (though not quite light skinned) and has orange hair. WordOfGod is he is not White white in the show.



* Sari from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' is a DarkSkinnedRedhead although her adopted father Isaac Sumdac is obviously Indian, complete with accent. This may or may not have been intentional, [[spoiler: it's revealed that Sari is something of a [[HalfHumanHybrid human/Cybertronian hybrid]] from a protoform absorbing Issac's DNA]].
** [[SpannerInTheWorks The German dub gives Isaac a Chinese accent]]. Make of that what you will.
* Sam Alexander[=/=]Comicbook/{{Nova}} from ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' is shown to be lighter than [[ComicBook/WhiteTiger Ava]] and ComicBook/{{Luke|CageHeroForHire}}, but darker than [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Danny]] and [[Franchise/SpiderMan Peter]].
** The comics establish that he's mixed race, with a white father and a Mexican mother.

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* Sari from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' is a DarkSkinnedRedhead although her adopted father Isaac Sumdac is obviously Indian, complete with accent. This may or may not have been intentional, [[spoiler: it's revealed that Sari is something of a [[HalfHumanHybrid human/Cybertronian hybrid]] from a protoform absorbing Issac's DNA]].
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DNA]]. [[SpannerInTheWorks The German dub gives Isaac a Chinese accent]]. Make of that what you will.
* Sam Alexander[=/=]Comicbook/{{Nova}} from ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' is shown to be lighter than [[ComicBook/WhiteTiger Ava]] and ComicBook/{{Luke|CageHeroForHire}}, but darker than [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Danny]] and [[Franchise/SpiderMan Peter]].
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Peter]]. The comics establish that he's mixed race, with a white father and a Mexican mother.
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* Alex from ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies''. Like many of the other examples, she's implied to be biracial. Her dad is White and her mom [[StrongFamilyResemblance looks exactly like her]] but darker; she's implied to be Latina or Filipina.
* An interesting example is Gaia from ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers''. {{Justified|Trope}} in the fact that Gaia is the Spirit of the Earth, and was drawn to embody the four most common ethnicities: dark skin, long, wavy dark hair most common amongst Latin Americans, high cheekbones common in Asians, and blue eyes most prevalent in Caucasians.
* Piper from ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks''
* ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'' :
** Word Girl gets double points for being a generically-brown girl adopted by a different-color-of generically-brown (a redder shade) family, nothing about whom seems ethnic in any specific way (last name being Botsford), and possibly another half-point for actually being a {{Human Alien|s}} foundling.
** Minor villain Miss Question is this as well, though her curly hair implies she might be black.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}''. [[http://i1.iofferphoto.com/img/item/108/575/435/VaHJvov0kjbhTrk.jpg Many characters]] seem to have brown skin color, but it's never known if that springs out of a real ethnicity when [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation most are far weirder colors]]. It's hard to tell if Patti is a DarkSkinnedBlond intentionally or the brown is stylized like the green and blue skinned characters.

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* Alex ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
** [[spoiler:The Ice King/Simon Petrikov]] was this when he was human, before [[spoiler:being cursed with [[ArtifactOfDoom the Ice Crown]], which turned his skin blue.]]
** Also Moseph Mo Maestro Giovanni.
** Marceline's mother is revealed to be this in a flashback to her childhood.
* More a voice example, since the character in question is a bright red box of fries, but episode of ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' has Master Shake wondering if Frylock is supposed to be black ("You ''sound'' black.") In the live-action episode, the actor playing Frylock ''was'' black, if that solves anything.
* In universe, WesternAnimation/{{Archer}} apparently considers Lana to be ambiguously brown, although the context indicates she is a black American with medium-brown skin:
-->'''Archer''': You're black... ish.
-->'''Lana''': ISH!?
-->'''Archer''': Well, what’s the word for it, Lana? You freaked out when I said "Quadroon"![[note]]Antiquated term for "one quarter black", usually used in the context of discriminatory legislation[[/note]]
* Francine
from ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies''. Like many ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''. A lot of the other examples, fans think she's black but [[FurIsSkin fur tone]] only vaguely signifies skin tone. She's Jewish and implied to be biracial. Her dad of Polish descent but is also second cousins twice removed with Joshua Redman, who is black.
* There's been debate amongst fans whether Miranda's father in ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger''
is White and her mom [[StrongFamilyResemblance looks exactly like her]] but darker; she's implied to be Latina or Filipina.
* An interesting example is Gaia from ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers''. {{Justified|Trope}} in the fact that Gaia is the Spirit of the Earth, and was drawn to embody the four most common ethnicities: dark skin, long, wavy dark hair most common amongst Latin Americans, high cheekbones common in Asians, and blue eyes most prevalent in Caucasians.
* Piper from ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks''
* ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'' :
** Word Girl gets double points for being a generically-brown girl adopted by a different-color-of generically-brown (a redder shade) family, nothing about whom seems ethnic in any specific way (last name being Botsford), and possibly another half-point for actually being a {{Human Alien|s}} foundling.
** Minor villain Miss Question is this as well, though her curly hair implies she might be black.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}''. [[http://i1.iofferphoto.com/img/item/108/575/435/VaHJvov0kjbhTrk.jpg Many characters]] seem to have brown skin color, but it's never known if that springs out of a real ethnicity when [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation most are far weirder colors]]. It's hard to tell if Patti is a DarkSkinnedBlond intentionally or the brown is stylized like the green and blue skinned characters.
just light-skinned.



* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'':
** Bonnie Rockwaller, though it's implied she's just a white tanning addict based on her vanity and her family members. The alternative is that she is mixed.
** The Seniors (Sr. and Jr.) are dark and have Spanish accents. Junior is ''{{canon}}ically'' a tanning addict; in his first scene he's under a tanning lamp the size of a hot air balloon.
* X-23 from ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' is ambiguously brown despite being a [[OppositeSexClone clone]] of ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, who is Caucasian. It's explained that the Wolverine DNA sample was incomplete, so the female scientist that made her used some of her own DNA as well. Since she was [[CanonImmigrant moved to the comics]] she's generally depicted with RavenHairIvorySkin, though she occasionally appears darker, such as during her stint as ComicBook/CaptainUniverse.
* Good luck telling what most of the many {{race lift}}ed characters in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' are supposed to be (except for Ned Lee and Kenny Kong, who are clearly Asian). Race-lifted Liz Allan is at least part Latina, though her exact background is somewhat complicated (to explain why she has a typically British last name despite her ethnicity and slight Puerto Rican accent). WordOfGod says that Liz is half Puerto Rican (and half white?) For another example, the Warren brothers are supposed to be Indian.
* Melissa (and her dad, Eric) and, oddly, Josie from ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies''. [[ChocolateBaby Maybe that explains the divorce?]]
* ComicBook/LexLuthor in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''. He is slightly darker than many other characters, but he has fuller lips, a more prominent brow, and a voice that to many sounded like it had African-American accent (his voice actor, Clancy Brown, is white). He was supposed to look like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telly_Savalas Telly Savalas]], a Greek-American actor. In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', he is given a lighter skin tone to rectify the confusion, which led some viewers to think he'd been given a RaceLift.



%%* Deckard from ''WebAnimation/BeeAndPuppycat''.
%%* Billy Billions from ''{{Ben 10 Omniverse}}''.
* John WesternAnimation/{{Blackstar}} was originally going to be black, but the network chickened out and wouldn't let Filmation make a cartoon with a black hero. So John ended up just sort of brownish with straight hair. {{Fanon}} holds that he's Native American.
* ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers''.
** Darryl, it's even {{lampshade|Hanging}}d when Bob suspects that he might have been bullied for being a minority, but can't seem to figure out which race he actually is. [[WildMassGuessing He may be of Indian]] descent like his voice actor, Creator/AzizAnsari.
** The Belchers themselves are noticeably darker skinned then the white characters and they all have black hair. WordOfGod is that "Belcher" is from a French or French-Canadian ancestor, and the rest of their family are "Greek-Armenian-Italian-Jewish-German."
--->'''Mr Fischoder:''' Are you an immigrant, Bob?\\
'''Bob:''' No.\\
'''Mr Fischoder:''' Oh. I just assumed you were since you're, you know, swarthy.\\
'''Gene:''' What's swarthy mean?\\
'''Bob:''' It means dark and hairy.\\
'''Gene:''' That's you! And me in the future!
%%* Molly from ''WesternAnimation/BubbleGuppies''.
* An interesting example is Gaia from ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers''. {{Justified|Trope}} in the fact that Gaia is the Spirit of the Earth, and was drawn to embody the four most common ethnicities: dark skin, long, wavy dark hair most common amongst Latin Americans, high cheekbones common in Asians, and blue eyes most prevalent in Caucasians.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' featured a woman who spoke with a Hispanic accent, dressed in a Middle Eastern style, and used French exclamations.
* Athena in the latest ''[[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK Dennis & Gnasher]]'' animated series. It's not made clear whether she's half black or heavily tanned. All we know about her ethnicity is her father is white.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}''. [[http://i1.iofferphoto.com/img/item/108/575/435/VaHJvov0kjbhTrk.jpg Many characters]] seem to have brown skin color, but it's never known if that springs out of a real ethnicity when [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation most are far weirder colors]]. It's hard to tell if Patti is a DarkSkinnedBlond intentionally or the brown is stylized like the green and blue skinned characters.
* Jonny 2x4 and Rolf from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', though Jonny might be black.
** Jonny is twice shown to a curly brown afro, if his hair was longer, and his short cut is pretty popular with black boys. Rolf is heavily in the air though.



* In ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'', Mr. Figurelli and his family are... Italian? Greek? No, Italians are white so.. maybe 1/4 Arab? (Contrast the Jews for Jesus, who are the closest thing to a different religion that exists in the town, being ex Jewish Christians and still doing Jewish stuff out of habit, but their skin happens to be white.)
* Athena in the latest ''[[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK Dennis & Gnasher]]'' animated series. It's not made clear whether she's half black or heavily tanned. All we know about her ethnicity is her father is white.



* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'''
** Nabu looks like he could be black, white with a tan, or Hispanic. Similar to ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', this may have been done to avoid controversy since he was engaged to Princess Aisha, the token dark-skinned fairy.
** Flora is this to fans as well. There were constant debates as to whether she was a fair skinned black girl or a tanned Caucasian. She's apparently supposed to be Latina, going by the WordOfGod that she was modelled after Jennifer Lopez.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'''
** Nabu looks like he could be black,
Ursula of the second ''WesternAnimation/GeorgeOfTheJungle'' series has brownish skin and greenish eyes.
* Rhonda's friend Nadine from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' has skin that is a light shade of brown and her hair is blonde. (During the episode "Parents Day," it's implied that she's mixed-race - one of the parent couples consists of a blond
white with man and a tan, or Hispanic. Similar to ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', this may have been done to avoid controversy since he was engaged to Princess Aisha, the token dark-skinned fairy.
** Flora is this to fans as well. There were constant debates as to whether she was a fair skinned
black girl or a tanned Caucasian. She's apparently supposed to be Latina, going by woman who share Nadine's facial structure.)
* Melissa (and her dad, Eric) and, oddly, Josie from ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies''. [[ChocolateBaby Maybe that explains
the divorce?]]
* Rio from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' has a Latino surname and darker skin than the White characters but
WordOfGod that she was modelled after Jennifer Lopez.is it wasn't intentional to make him Latino.



* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'':
** Bonnie Rockwaller, though it's implied she's just a white tanning addict based on her vanity and her family members. The alternative is that she is mixed.
** The Seniors (Sr. and Jr.) are dark and have Spanish accents. Junior is ''{{canon}}ically'' a tanning addict; in his first scene he's under a tanning lamp the size of a hot air balloon.
* Jasper Jones of ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' has brownish skin, dark-brown hair and brown eyes, but has visible freckles (a trait that only occurs in people of fairer complexion), a Caucasian dialect and facial features, a Persian-originating given name and an English surname that was adopted by numerous freed African slaves from their estate managers and owners.
* Kiva Andru from ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'', who doubles as DarkSkinnedRedhead.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'', Mr. Figurelli and his family are... Italian? Greek? No, Italians are white so.. maybe 1/4 Arab? (Contrast the Jews for Jesus, who are the closest thing to a different religion that exists in the town, being ex Jewish Christians and still doing Jewish stuff out of habit, but their skin happens to be white.)
* Mike Chilton, his sister Capri, Tennie, her father Bracket, Kaia and some of the Terras on ''WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}''. WordOfGod has confirmed that Mike is [[MixedAncestry mixed race]].
%%* Jasper the elf from ''WesternAnimation/{{Pearlie}}''.
* Billy Jukes from ''WesternAnimation/PeterPanAndThePirates''. The taller twin from the Lost boys as well.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''
** Guru Kid, the Diggers, Skeens, and Miss Grotke. Miss Grotke does have curly hair so she could be at least part black.
** Spinelli caused some confusion with this. She has an Italian surname and WordOfGod establishes her father's family as being from Italy, but her almond-shaped eyes and straight black hair lead to quite a few people assuming she was at least partially Asian. There's also one episode where she mentions a great aunt who ran the Iditarod in Alaska, which raises the possibility of her having Inuit blood, and a mention that her grandmother and Miss Finster were good friends "back in Guam" which could mean she's part Pacific Islander.



* Quite a few characters on ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'', though WordOfGod has cleared up some of the confusion: Courtney is Hispanic, Noah is Indian, Justin is native Hawaiian and Katie is Caucasian (with a tan). Sierra remains unidentified, although it's been stated that she has German family members.
** Mostly averted with the [=TDRI=] cast, where the ethnicities of the various minority characters are pretty obvious--with the exception of Mike.
** In the [=TDPI=] cast, [[SanitySlippage Dave]]. Also [[PassionateSportsGirl Sky]], whom many think is Asian but is probably Native American (based on her outfit and the fact that she speaks Cree). Some fans also think that [[BigBadWannabe Max]] looks Asian and that [[ConspiracyTheorist Shawn]] may be Hispanic, though these are less obvious examples.
* Ursula of the second ''WesternAnimation/GeorgeOfTheJungle'' series has brownish skin and greenish eyes.
* John WesternAnimation/{{Blackstar}} was originally going to be black, but the network chickened out and wouldn't let Filmation make a cartoon with a black hero. So John ended up just sort of brownish with straight hair. {{Fanon}} holds that he's Native American.
* Sari from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' is a DarkSkinnedRedhead although her adopted father Isaac Sumdac is obviously Indian, complete with accent. This may or may not have been intentional, [[spoiler: it's revealed that Sari is something of a [[HalfHumanHybrid human/Cybertronian hybrid]] from a protoform absorbing Issac's DNA]].
** [[SpannerInTheWorks The German dub gives Isaac a Chinese accent]]. Make of that what you will.
* Billy Jukes from ''WesternAnimation/PeterPanAndThePirates''. The taller twin from the Lost boys as well.
* Kiva Andru from ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'', who doubles as DarkSkinnedRedhead.
* Molly from ''WesternAnimation/BubbleGuppies''.

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* Quite a few characters on ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'', though WordOfGod has cleared up some In ''WesternAnimation/RoswellConspiracies'' one part of the confusion: Courtney [[ThoseTwoGuys Detail Team]] is Hispanic, Noah a woman named Neema, who while apparently Greek can pass as a number of ethnicities, which is Indian, Justin is native Hawaiian and Katie is Caucasian (with a tan). Sierra remains unidentified, although it's been stated that she useful for her job, which requires her to be able to blend into just about any situation anywhere in the world.
* Judge Roy Snyder in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. His skin color
has German family members.
** Mostly averted with
changed from yellow to brown repeatedly throughout the [=TDRI=] cast, where the ethnicities of the various minority characters are pretty obvious--with the exception of Mike.
** In the [=TDPI=] cast, [[SanitySlippage Dave]]. Also [[PassionateSportsGirl Sky]], whom many think is Asian but is probably Native American (based on her outfit and the fact that she speaks Cree). Some fans also think that [[BigBadWannabe Max]] looks Asian and that [[ConspiracyTheorist Shawn]] may be Hispanic, though these are less obvious examples.
* Ursula of the second ''WesternAnimation/GeorgeOfTheJungle''
series has brownish skin and greenish eyes.
* John WesternAnimation/{{Blackstar}} was originally going
to be black, but the network chickened out and wouldn't let Filmation make a cartoon with a black hero. So John ended up just sort of brownish with straight hair. {{Fanon}} holds that he's Native American.
* Sari from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' is a DarkSkinnedRedhead although her adopted father Isaac Sumdac is obviously Indian, complete with accent. This may or may not have been intentional, [[spoiler: it's revealed that Sari is something of a [[HalfHumanHybrid human/Cybertronian hybrid]] from a protoform absorbing Issac's DNA]].
** [[SpannerInTheWorks The German dub gives Isaac a Chinese accent]]. Make of that what you will.
* Billy Jukes from ''WesternAnimation/PeterPanAndThePirates''. The taller twin from the Lost boys as well.
* Kiva Andru from ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'', who doubles as DarkSkinnedRedhead.
* Molly from ''WesternAnimation/BubbleGuppies''.
stay brown.



* Rhonda's friend Nadine from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' has skin that is a light shade of brown and her hair is blonde. (During the episode "Parents Day," it's implied that she's mixed-race - one of the parent couples consists of a blond white man and a black woman who share Nadine's facial structure.)
* Jonny 2x4 and Rolf from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', though Jonny might be black.
** Jonny is twice shown to a curly brown afro, if his hair was longer, and his short cut is pretty popular with black boys. Rolf is heavily in the air though.
* Jasper the elf from ''WesternAnimation/{{Pearlie}}''.
* Billy Billions from ''{{Ben 10 Omniverse}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers''.
** Darryl, it's even {{lampshade|Hanging}}d when Bob suspects that he might have been bullied for being a minority, but can't seem to figure out which race he actually is. [[WildMassGuessing He may be of Indian]] descent like his voice actor, Creator/AzizAnsari.
** The Belchers themselves are noticeably darker skinned then the white characters and they all have black hair. WordOfGod is that "Belcher" is from a French or French-Canadian ancestor, and the rest of their family are "Greek-Armenian-Italian-Jewish-German."
--->'''Mr Fischoder:''' Are you an immigrant, Bob?\\
'''Bob:''' No.\\
'''Mr Fischoder:''' Oh. I just assumed you were since you're, you know, swarthy.\\
'''Gene:''' What's swarthy mean?\\
'''Bob:''' It means dark and hairy.\\
'''Gene:''' That's you! And me in the future!
* More a voice example, since the character in question is a bright red box of fries, but episode of ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' has Master Shake wondering if Frylock is supposed to be black ("You ''sound'' black.") In the live-action episode, the actor playing Frylock ''was'' black, if that solves anything.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has a similar example with Sapphire Shores, who sounds like a SassyBlackWoman despite looking the same as most other ponies. Considering the one character who's canonically African [[FantasyCounterpartCulture is a zebra]], it's ambiguous what Sapphire Shores' ethnicity is supposed to be.
** As for the ''Equestria Girls'' movies, the creators decided -probably wisely- to [[AmazingTechnicolourPopulation avoid the question entirely.]]

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* Rhonda's friend Nadine from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' has skin that is a light shade of brown and her hair is blonde. (During the episode "Parents Day," it's implied that she's mixed-race - one Good luck telling what most of the parent couples consists of a blond white man many {{race lift}}ed characters in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' are supposed to be (except for Ned Lee and a black woman Kenny Kong, who share Nadine's facial structure.)
* Jonny 2x4 and Rolf from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'',
are clearly Asian). Race-lifted Liz Allan is at least part Latina, though Jonny might her exact background is somewhat complicated (to explain why she has a typically British last name despite her ethnicity and slight Puerto Rican accent). WordOfGod says that Liz is half Puerto Rican (and half white?) For another example, the Warren brothers are supposed to be black.
** Jonny
Indian.
* [[TheHero Ezra Bridger]] of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels''
is twice shown to a tricky one. He’s already an Expy of Disney/{{Aladdin}}, who is Arabic, except unlike Aladdin his eyes are blue. Blue eyes are not impossible but highly uncommon in real-world Arabic people. A picture of his father reveals that his father had brown skin and curly brown afro, if dark hair. There has so far been no confirmation of his hair was longer, ethnicity, although saying something like ‘Luke Skywalker is of European descent’ would make no sense considering there’s no Europe in a galaxy far, far away. [[note]] Luke is half-Tatooinian and half-Naboo, making him obviously far removed from the original Coruscanti Human stock, but not enough to make him a "Near-Human" alien. [[/note]]
** Word of Pablo Hidalgo is that all the human leads are multiracial by Earth standards, and supplementary material as well as the background characters reveal that Ezra's features are common among the humans of
his short cut is pretty popular with black boys. Rolf is heavily in the air though.home planet. So if anything, his ethnicity would be "Lothalian".
* Jasper the elf Several characters from ''WesternAnimation/{{Pearlie}}''.
* Billy Billions from ''{{Ben 10 Omniverse}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers''.
** Darryl, it's even {{lampshade|Hanging}}d when Bob suspects
''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', though averted with Connie since WordOfGod has stated that he might have been bullied for being a minority, but can't seem to figure out which race he actually is. [[WildMassGuessing He may be she's Indian. A good portion of Indian]] descent like his the voice actor, Creator/AzizAnsari.
** The Belchers themselves are
cast is non-white to support this. Lars is notable, as in the unaired pilot he had brown skin and dark hair but in the final show he is noticeably darker skinned then the white characters lighter (though not quite light skinned) and they all have black has orange hair. WordOfGod is that "Belcher" he is from a French or French-Canadian ancestor, and the rest of their family are "Greek-Armenian-Italian-Jewish-German."
--->'''Mr Fischoder:''' Are you an immigrant, Bob?\\
'''Bob:''' No.\\
'''Mr Fischoder:''' Oh. I just assumed you were since you're, you know, swarthy.\\
'''Gene:''' What's swarthy mean?\\
'''Bob:''' It means dark and hairy.\\
'''Gene:''' That's you! And me
not White in the future!
show.
%%* Piper from ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks''
* More ComicBook/LexLuthor in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''. He is slightly darker than many other characters, but he has fuller lips, a more prominent brow, and a voice example, since the character in question that to many sounded like it had African-American accent (his voice actor, Clancy Brown, is a bright red box of fries, but episode of ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' has Master Shake wondering if Frylock is white). He was supposed to be black ("You ''sound'' black.") In the live-action episode, the actor playing Frylock ''was'' black, if that solves anything.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has a similar example with Sapphire Shores, who sounds
look like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telly_Savalas Telly Savalas]], a SassyBlackWoman despite looking Greek-American actor. In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', he is given a lighter skin tone to rectify the same as most other ponies. Considering confusion, which led some viewers to think he'd been given a RaceLift.
* Princess Ariel in ''WesternAnimation/ThundarrTheBarbarian.'' Justified, since you'd expect there to be different ethnicities 3000 years in
the one character who's canonically African [[FantasyCounterpartCulture future.
* Quite a few characters on ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'', though WordOfGod has cleared up some of the confusion: Courtney
is Hispanic, Noah is Indian, Justin is native Hawaiian and Katie is Caucasian (with a zebra]], tan). Sierra remains unidentified, although it's ambiguous been stated that she has German family members.
** Mostly averted with the [=TDRI=] cast, where the ethnicities of the various minority characters are pretty obvious--with the exception of Mike.
** In the [=TDPI=] cast, [[SanitySlippage Dave]]. Also [[PassionateSportsGirl Sky]], whom many think is Asian but is probably Native American (based on her outfit and the fact that she speaks Cree). Some fans also think that [[BigBadWannabe Max]] looks Asian and that [[ConspiracyTheorist Shawn]] may be Hispanic, though these are less obvious examples.
* Alex from ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies''. Like many of the other examples, she's implied to be biracial. Her dad is White and her mom [[StrongFamilyResemblance looks exactly like her]] but darker; she's implied to be Latina or Filipina.
* Sari from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' is a DarkSkinnedRedhead although her adopted father Isaac Sumdac is obviously Indian, complete with accent. This may or may not have been intentional, [[spoiler: it's revealed that Sari is something of a [[HalfHumanHybrid human/Cybertronian hybrid]] from a protoform absorbing Issac's DNA]].
** [[SpannerInTheWorks The German dub gives Isaac a Chinese accent]]. Make of that
what Sapphire Shores' ethnicity is supposed to be.
** As for the ''Equestria Girls'' movies, the creators decided -probably wisely- to [[AmazingTechnicolourPopulation avoid the question entirely.]]
you will.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''
** Guru Kid, the Diggers, Skeens, and Miss Grotke. Miss Grotke does have curly hair so she could be at least part black.
** Spinelli caused some confusion with this. She has an Italian surname and WordOfGod establishes her father's family as being from Italy, but her almond-shaped eyes and straight black hair lead to quite a few people assuming she was at least partially Asian. There's also one episode where she mentions a great aunt who ran the Iditarod in Alaska, which raises the possibility of her having Inuit blood, and a mention that her grandmother and Miss Finster were good friends "back in Guam" which could mean she's part Pacific Islander.
* Mike Chilton, his sister Capri, Tennie, her father Bracket, Kaia and some of the Terras on ''WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}''. WordOfGod has confirmed that Mike is [[MixedAncestry mixed race]].
* In universe, WesternAnimation/{{Archer}} apparently considers Lana to be ambiguously brown, although the context indicates she is a black American with medium-brown skin:
-->'''Archer''': You're black... ish.
-->'''Lana''': ISH!?
-->'''Archer''': Well, what’s the word for it, Lana? You freaked out when I said "Quadroon"![[note]]Antiquated term for "one quarter black", usually used in the context of discriminatory legislation[[/note]]
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' featured a woman who spoke with a Hispanic accent, dressed in a Middle Eastern style, and used French exclamations.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
** [[spoiler:The Ice King/Simon Petrikov]] was this when he was human, before [[spoiler:being cursed with [[ArtifactOfDoom the Ice Crown]], which turned his skin blue.]]
** Also Moseph Mo Maestro Giovanni.
** Marceline's mother is revealed to be this in a flashback to her childhood.
* In ''WesternAnimation/RoswellConspiracies'' one part of the [[ThoseTwoGuys Detail Team]] is a woman named Neema, who while apparently Greek can pass as a number of ethnicities, which is useful for her job, which requires her to be able to blend into just about any situation anywhere in the world.
* Jasper Jones of ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' has brownish skin, dark-brown hair and brown eyes, but has visible freckles (a trait that only occurs in people of fairer complexion), a Caucasian dialect and facial features, a Persian-originating given name and an English surname that was adopted by numerous freed African slaves from their estate managers and owners.
* Deckard from ''WebAnimation/BeeAndPuppycat''.
* Several characters from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', though averted with Connie since WordOfGod has stated that she's Indian. A good portion of the voice cast is non-white to support this. Lars is notable, as in the unaired pilot he had brown skin and dark hair but in the final show he is noticeably lighter (though not quite light skinned) and has orange hair. WordOfGod is he is not White in the show.
* Princes Ariel in ''ThundarrTheBarbarian.'' Justified, since you'd expect there to be different ethnicities 3000 years in the future.
* Francine from ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''. A lot of fans think she's black but [[FurIsSkin fur tone]] only vaguely signifies skin tone. She's Jewish and implied to be of Polish descent but is also second cousins twice removed with Joshua Redman, who is black.
* [[TheHero Ezra Bridger]] of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' is a tricky one. He’s already an Expy of Disney/{{Aladdin}}, who is Arabic, except unlike Aladdin his eyes are blue. Blue eyes are not impossible but highly uncommon in real-world Arabic people. A picture of his father reveals that his father had brown skin and curly dark hair. There has so far been no confirmation of his ethnicity, although saying something like ‘Luke Skywalker is of European descent’ would make no sense considering there’s no Europe in a galaxy far, far away. [[note]] Luke is half-Tatooinian and half-Naboo, making him obviously far removed from the original Coruscanti Human stock, but not enough to make him a "Near-Human" alien. [[/note]]
** Word of Pablo Hidalgo is that all the human leads are multiracial by Earth standards, and supplementary material as well as the background characters reveal that Ezra's features are common among the humans of his home planet. So if anything, his ethnicity would be "Lothalian".
* Rio from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' has a Latino surname and darker skin than the White characters but WordOfGod is it wasn't intentional to make him Latino.
* There's been debate amongst fans whether Miranda's father in ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' is White or just light-skinned.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''
''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'''
** Guru Kid, Nabu looks like he could be black, white with a tan, or Hispanic. Similar to ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', this may have been done to avoid controversy since he was engaged to Princess Aisha, the Diggers, Skeens, token dark-skinned fairy.
** Flora is this to fans as well. There were constant debates as to whether she was a fair skinned black girl or a tanned Caucasian. She's apparently supposed to be Latina, going by the WordOfGod that she was modelled after Jennifer Lopez.
* ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'' :
** Word Girl gets double points for being a generically-brown girl adopted by a different-color-of generically-brown (a redder shade) family, nothing about whom seems ethnic in any specific way (last name being Botsford),
and possibly another half-point for actually being a {{Human Alien|s}} foundling.
** Minor villain
Miss Grotke. Miss Grotke does have Question is this as well, though her curly hair so implies she could might be at least part black.
** Spinelli caused some confusion with this. She has an Italian surname and WordOfGod establishes her father's family as being * X-23 from Italy, but her almond-shaped eyes and straight black hair lead to quite a few people assuming she was at least partially Asian. There's also one episode where she mentions a great aunt who ran the Iditarod in Alaska, which raises the possibility of her having Inuit blood, and a mention that her grandmother and Miss Finster were good friends "back in Guam" which could mean she's part Pacific Islander.
* Mike Chilton, his sister Capri, Tennie, her father Bracket, Kaia and some of the Terras on ''WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}''. WordOfGod has confirmed that Mike
''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' is [[MixedAncestry mixed race]].
* In universe, WesternAnimation/{{Archer}} apparently considers Lana to be
ambiguously brown, although the context indicates she is a black American with medium-brown skin:
-->'''Archer''': You're black... ish.
-->'''Lana''': ISH!?
-->'''Archer''': Well, what’s the word for it, Lana? You freaked out when I said "Quadroon"![[note]]Antiquated term for "one quarter black", usually used in the context of discriminatory legislation[[/note]]
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' featured a woman who spoke with a Hispanic accent, dressed in a Middle Eastern style, and used French exclamations.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
** [[spoiler:The Ice King/Simon Petrikov]] was this when he was human, before [[spoiler:being cursed with [[ArtifactOfDoom the Ice Crown]], which turned his skin blue.]]
** Also Moseph Mo Maestro Giovanni.
** Marceline's mother is revealed to be this in a flashback to her childhood.
* In ''WesternAnimation/RoswellConspiracies'' one part of the [[ThoseTwoGuys Detail Team]] is a woman named Neema, who while apparently Greek can pass as a number of ethnicities, which is useful for her job, which requires her to be able to blend into just about any situation anywhere in the world.
* Jasper Jones of ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' has brownish skin, dark-brown hair and
brown eyes, but has visible freckles (a trait despite being a [[OppositeSexClone clone]] of ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, who is Caucasian. It's explained that only occurs in people of fairer complexion), a Caucasian dialect and facial features, a Persian-originating given name and an English surname the Wolverine DNA sample was incomplete, so the female scientist that made her used some of her own DNA as well. Since she was adopted by numerous freed African slaves from their estate managers and owners.
* Deckard from ''WebAnimation/BeeAndPuppycat''.
* Several characters from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', though averted with Connie since WordOfGod has stated that
[[CanonImmigrant moved to the comics]] she's Indian. A good portion of the voice cast is non-white to support this. Lars is notable, as in the unaired pilot he had brown skin and dark hair but in the final show he is noticeably lighter (though not quite light skinned) and has orange hair. WordOfGod is he is not White in the show.
* Princes Ariel in ''ThundarrTheBarbarian.'' Justified, since you'd expect there to be different ethnicities 3000 years in the future.
* Francine from ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''. A lot of fans think she's black but [[FurIsSkin fur tone]] only vaguely signifies skin tone. She's Jewish and implied to be of Polish descent but is also second cousins twice removed
generally depicted with Joshua Redman, who is black.
* [[TheHero Ezra Bridger]] of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' is a tricky one. He’s already an Expy of Disney/{{Aladdin}}, who is Arabic, except unlike Aladdin his eyes are blue. Blue eyes are not impossible but highly uncommon in real-world Arabic people. A picture of his father reveals that his father had brown skin and curly dark hair. There has so far been no confirmation of his ethnicity, although saying something like ‘Luke Skywalker is of European descent’ would make no sense considering there’s no Europe in a galaxy far, far away. [[note]] Luke is half-Tatooinian and half-Naboo, making him obviously far removed from the original Coruscanti Human stock, but not enough to make him a "Near-Human" alien. [[/note]]
** Word of Pablo Hidalgo is that all the human leads are multiracial by Earth standards, and supplementary material
RavenHairIvorySkin, though she occasionally appears darker, such as well during her stint as the background characters reveal that Ezra's features are common among the humans of his home planet. So if anything, his ethnicity would be "Lothalian".
* Rio from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' has a Latino surname and darker skin than the White characters but WordOfGod is it wasn't intentional to make him Latino.
* There's been debate amongst fans whether Miranda's father in ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' is White or just light-skinned.
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** Alyx's voice actress was born in Japan, to a black American father, and a Japanese mother. So they gave the character roughly the same background.
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