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31st Jan '16 3:21:51 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Literature/AmericanGods''. The undertakers Mr. Ibis (Thoth) and Mr. Jackal (Anubis) note that they can pass for "white" or "black" with their Egyptian looks. Shadow agrees that he's seen both "white" and "black" people who look like them. Shadow himself is mistaken for every ethnicity under the sun throughout the book, but you can ultimately figure out by various clues that he's half black, half Scandinavian.
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* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Literature/AmericanGods''. The undertakers Mr. Ibis (Thoth) and Mr. Jackal (Anubis) note that they can pass for "white" or "black" with their Egyptian looks. Shadow agrees that he's seen both "white" and "black" people who look like them. They also mention that they're seen as more and more unambiguously "black" over time, to the point that in the modern day most people don't think it's ambiguous at all. Shadow himself is mistaken for every ethnicity under the sun throughout the book, but you can ultimately figure out by various clues that he's half black, half Scandinavian.Scandinavian (the author has said he pictures Dwayne Johnson as his dream casting, just to give you the idea).
25th Jan '16 11:32:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' has a cast of characters hail of very different countries and ethnicities. Good luck trying to ascertain the race of some of them, though. A good example is Chrysaor Krishna: he is from SriLanka, he is brown-skinned and white-haired.
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* ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' has a cast of characters hail of very different countries and ethnicities. Good luck trying to ascertain the race of some of them, though. A good example is Chrysaor Krishna: he is from SriLanka, UsefulNotes/SriLanka, he is brown-skinned and white-haired.
23rd Jan '16 3:02:43 PM MattBrady425
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* Wrestling/{{Batista}} was half Filipino and half Greek, but was often mistaken for Latino because of his Spanish last name, which lead to him being unexpectedly popular in Mexico and put in an angle with Wrestling/EddieGuerrero to capitalize on it. Just to confuse the issue even further, he also has an East Asian dragon tattoo on his back and speaks with a standard Washington D.C. accent.
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* Wrestling/{{Batista}} was half Filipino and half Greek, but was often mistaken for Latino because of his Spanish last name, which lead to him being unexpectedly popular in Mexico and put in an angle with Wrestling/EddieGuerrero to capitalize on it. He was born and raised in Washington D.C. and still lives there today. Just to confuse the issue even further, he also has an East Asian dragon tattoo on his back and speaks with a standard Washington D.C. accent.
23rd Jan '16 7:20:59 AM Kakai
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* The Hunter of ''Webcomic/{{Plume}}'' has dark skin, green eyes and facial features just comic-book-y enough to obscure his ethnicity.
20th Jan '16 9:45:01 AM Jake
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** As for the ''Equestria Girls'' movies, the creators decided -probably wisely- to [[AmazingTechnicolourPopulation avoid the question entirely.]]
19th Jan '16 4:15:25 PM MattBrady425
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* Wrestling/{{Batista}} was half Filipino and half Greek, but was often mistaken for Latino because of his Spanish last name, which lead to him being unexpectedly popular in Mexico and put in an angle with Wrestling/EddieGuerrero to capitalize on it. Just to confuse the issue even further, he had an East Asian dragon tattoo on his back.
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* Wrestling/{{Batista}} was half Filipino and half Greek, but was often mistaken for Latino because of his Spanish last name, which lead to him being unexpectedly popular in Mexico and put in an angle with Wrestling/EddieGuerrero to capitalize on it. Just to confuse the issue even further, he had also has an East Asian dragon tattoo on his back.back and speaks with a standard Washington D.C. accent.
17th Jan '16 6:19:20 PM MarchVee
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* ''Series/DaVincisDemons'': Zoroaster is [[HalfBreed half-Italian, and half... something]]. Whatever this other heritage is, it makes him noticeably darker than his fellow Florentines. It's relatively common for people to presume that he's part-Arab.
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* ''Series/DaVincisDemons'': Zoroaster is [[HalfBreed [[MixedAncestry half-Italian, and half... something]]. Whatever this other heritage is, it makes him noticeably darker than his fellow Florentines. It's relatively common for people to presume that he's part-Arab.
15th Jan '16 2:14:21 PM Kakai
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* [[spoiler:Kitten]] of ''WebVideo/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'' turns out to be this. Lampshaded - when the Emperor claims he's black, Kitten says it's more like brown-ish.
11th Jan '16 5:49:46 PM eroock
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->''Shadow had seen black guys who looked like Mr. Ibis. Shadow had seen white guys with tans who looked like Mr. Ibis.'' -->--''Literature/AmericanGods''
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->''Shadow ->''"Shadow had seen black guys who looked like Mr. Ibis. Shadow had seen white guys with tans who looked like Mr. Ibis.'' -->--''Literature/AmericanGods'' "'' -->-- ''Literature/AmericanGods''
3rd Jan '16 1:14:28 PM drbreakfast
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* Emerald from ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' is the first character to appear in the show that has a much darker skin tone from any of the other characters introduced in Volume 1. However considering that the show takes place on a completely different planet and there have been no set nationalities mentioned, she can only be describes as brown.
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': ** Emerald from ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' is the first character to appear in the show that has a much darker skin tone (albeit with red eyes and green hair) from any of the other characters introduced in Volume 1. However considering that the show takes place on a completely different planet and there have been no set nationalities mentioned, she can only be describes as brown.brown. ** Additional brown-skinned characters including Fox (who has red hair), Amber, Flynt, Ciel (who has blue eyes), and Arslan (platinum blonde hair and gold eyes), add to the ambiguity.
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