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22nd Jan '17 2:51:59 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', several characters are noted as black, but most seem to be some unspecified shade of brown, as the Nomatsi people are easily recognizable by their pale skin.
14th Jan '17 11:00:36 AM KSoniK
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* Little Mac in the 2009 version of ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' is considerably darker than other depictions of him. They seem to be going for Italian but it's vague in-game.



* Several examples from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** Prevalent in the Water Tribe, since their culture and aesthetics are [[CultureChopSuey a mixture of]] [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Inuit, Native American and Pacific Islander]] and tend to have dark brown skin and hair. It's the blue eyes that cause the most confusion. Fanfiction tends to just label Water Tribe characters "tanned", despite the fact that they're clearly born that colour.
** The people of the Fire Nation seem to be the fairest skinned, though narrowly. The immense size of the Earth Kingdom leads to significant diversity across its breadth.
** Guru Pathik is another example- he strongly resembles a Hindu holy man despite there not being a single other character who looks even remotely Indian.
** There are dark-skinned people among all of the other nations as well. There are also lighter-skinned people from the Water Tribe, such as Hama, reflecting how even among relatively insular ethnic groups there can be a good deal of variation. The [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra sequel series]] introduces several more, including Lin Beifong's half-sister Suyin, who is darker than her sister (and we never see her father) and Kai, a dark-skinned new recruit to the Airbenders following Harmonic Convergence.
** The various nations are all [[FantasyCounterpartCulture counterparts]] to real world cultures, though none of them are European. The Water Tribe is explained above, the Earth Kingdom is largely China with various other Asian cultures across its diverse population, the Fire Nation is a blend of Japan, China, and Thailand, and the old Air Nomads were Tibetan. In ''Korra'', the United Republic is a mixture of [[{{Americasia}} the Water, Earth and Fire nations with United States]], and the New Air Nation is formed of people all around the world, making it more like a [[TheChosenMany country-sized]] MultinationalTeam than an ethnicity.
7th Jan '17 12:26:00 PM Lemia
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* ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'':
** Most people from the Elder Continent are dark-skinned, but the Elder Continent not being a clear FantasyCounterpartCulture of any single country and the Prebysterate deliberately obfuscating details about their origins leave their ethnicity ambiguous.
** An [[ArtEvolution art update]] made a few characters' in-game portraits [[RaceLift noticeably darker-skinned than before]]. The Artist's Model went from pale-skinned to tan or brown-skinned and the Bishop of St. Fiacre's lost all his hair and went from mostly Caucasian-looking to being just as dark-skinned as most Elder Continent people. The Bishop of St. Fiacre's case is further complicated by [[spoiler:him secretly being a [[HumanoidAbomination Snuffer]] [[FaceStealer wearing the face of a dead human]] and hence possibly having no true ethnicity]].



* In ''Webcomic/{{Long Exposure}}'', Jonas and Sidney Wagner have olive skin but their race and ethnicity isn't discussed in the webcomic - and can't ever really be confirmed by the characters themselves since barely remember their birth parents. However, WordOfGod says they might be Saudi Arabian because she referenced Saudi Arabian actors for Jonas.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Long Exposure}}'', Jonas and Sidney Wagner have olive skin but their race and ethnicity isn't discussed in the webcomic - and can't ever really be confirmed by the characters themselves since they barely remember their birth parents. However, WordOfGod says they might be Saudi Arabian because she referenced Saudi Arabian actors for Jonas.Jonas.
* Bailey from ''Webcomic/{{Avialae}}'' is drawn with brown skin in color illustrations, but his ethnicity hasn't been brought up once in 200+ comic pages. His last name, Gilbert, does nothing to narrow down the possible ethnicities for him and the artstyle makes his facial features look very similar to pale-skinned Gannet's in the black-and-white pages.
5th Jan '17 10:21:54 AM FunkyPurpleDuck
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* Shiva Crimson from ''Webcomic/{{EVIL}}'' is noticeably darker than the rest of the cast (aside from Kahn, who is black), but her ethnicity is never mentioned.
30th Dec '16 5:07:18 AM BrendanRizzo
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** Also Hiroto Honda/Tristan Taylor, Kemo, and Ryota Kajiki/Mako Tsunami from [[Anime/YuGiOh the main series]].

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** Also Hiroto Honda/Tristan Taylor, Kemo, Saruwatari/Kemo, and Ryota Kajiki/Mako Tsunami from [[Anime/YuGiOh the main series]].
28th Dec '16 5:13:13 PM shinykittie
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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]]. According to their own paintings, they were dark tan to black, though this might have been an artistic style. What complicates the debate is that both white supremacists and African-American activists have questionably claimed the Ancient Egyptians for their own race for propaganda reasons.

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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]]. According to their own paintings, they were dark tan to black, though this might have been while Hollywood has an artistic style. irritating tradition of casting white actors in the role of egyptians. What complicates the debate is that both white supremacists and African-American activists have questionably claimed the Ancient Egyptians for their own race for propaganda reasons.
18th Dec '16 8:47:36 PM astrinity
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* In ''Webcomic/{{LongExposure}}'', Jonas and Sidney Wagner have olive skin but their race and ethnicity isn't discussed in the webcomic - and can't ever really be confirmed by the characters themselves since barely remember their birth parents. However, WordOfGod says they might be Saudi Arabian because she referenced Saudi Arabian actors for Jonas.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{LongExposure}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Long Exposure}}'', Jonas and Sidney Wagner have olive skin but their race and ethnicity isn't discussed in the webcomic - and can't ever really be confirmed by the characters themselves since barely remember their birth parents. However, WordOfGod says they might be Saudi Arabian because she referenced Saudi Arabian actors for Jonas.
18th Dec '16 8:47:05 PM astrinity
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* In ''Webcomic/{{LongExposure}}'', Jonas and Sidney Wagner have olive skin but their race and ethnicity isn't discussed in the webcomic - and can't ever really be confirmed by the characters themselves since barely remember their birth parents. However, WordOfGod says they might be Saudi Arabian because she referenced Saudi Arabian actors for Jonas.
8th Dec '16 6:49:27 AM LondonKdS
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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]]. According to their own paintings, they were dark tan to black, though this might have been an artistic style. What complicates the debate is that the race of the Egyptians is often claimed by white supremacists for propaganda reasons.

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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]]. According to their own paintings, they were dark tan to black, though this might have been an artistic style. What complicates the debate is that the race of the Egyptians is often claimed by both white supremacists and African-American activists have questionably claimed the Ancient Egyptians for their own race for propaganda reasons.
6th Dec '16 1:17:11 AM PrincessGwen
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* Lampshaded in ''Series/ScreamQueens2015'' at Chanel #2's funeral where Chanel #5 says it's a shame that they never found out what ethnicity she is - as she was the only non-Caucasian blonde in the GirlPosse. Her actress Arianna Grande is of Italian descent.

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* Lampshaded in ''Series/ScreamQueens2015'' at Chanel #2's funeral where Chanel #5 says it's a shame that they never found out what ethnicity she is - as she was the only non-Caucasian blonde in the GirlPosse. Her actress Arianna Creator/Ariana Grande is of Italian descent.
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