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20th Jul '16 8:50:44 PM OmegaKross
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** ''Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN'' gives us Ramlethal Valentine, who has light brown skin and white hair and eyelashes. Considering she isn't even human to begin with, it's clear that her appearance is merely a stylistic choice and corresponds to no actual ethnicity.
12th Jul '16 7:53:19 AM IzzyMaleficent
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An ambiguously brown character is one with a skin tone that's definitely ''not'' Northern European, but it's not entirely clear what ethnicity they ''are'' supposed to be. It's used to avoid MonochromeCasting, but for some characters, you have no clue what ethnicity or race they are just by looking at them. Are they a [[ButNotTooBlack light-skinned black person]]? Latin? Arab? Indian? American Indian? Malaysian? Polynesian? Their facial features don't correspond to any particular race either, so we don't know. They're just… brown.

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An ambiguously brown character is one with a skin tone that's definitely ''not'' Northern European, but it's not entirely clear what ethnicity they ''are'' supposed to be. It's used to avoid MonochromeCasting, but for some characters, you have no clue what ethnicity or race they are just by looking at them. Are they a [[ButNotTooBlack light-skinned black person]]? Latin? Arab? Indian? American Indian? Native American? Malaysian? Polynesian? Their facial features don't correspond to any particular race either, so we don't know. They're just… brown.
11th Jul '16 8:15:02 PM hirilelfwraith
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* ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'' has Allura, Hunk and Lance as varying shades of brown. This is a departure from [[Anime/Voltron the original source,]] which depicted the entire team as white.
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11th Jul '16 2:08:41 AM Chabal2
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* ''TabletopGame/warhammer40K'': DependingOnTheWriter, the Salamanders Chapter have skin tones that are brown to black (as in RealLife) or jet-black skin that would never occur naturally.
9th Jul '16 10:25:18 PM Madcowyup
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* McCree from ''VideoGame/Overwatch'', who is from New Mexico and has dark skin, brown hair and rather vague facial features... fandom doesn't seem to know whether he's Latino, Native American, mixed race or if he's just a tan white guy, and he could be any of these. Pretty odd given that most of the cast are either explicitly part of a given race and ethnicity or they are given very strong hints that unambiguously place them in a race and ethnicity.
9th Jul '16 10:18:46 PM Madcowyup
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* In ''Franchise/DragonAge'' we have Fenris and Dorian, who are both from Tevinter and both have medium skintones but otherwise no racial features definitively from one race. Complicated from the fact that Tevinter is a fantasy counterpart culture... based on the Roman Empire, which was ethnically diverse, and by that Fenris is shown to have family that's white as a sheet. This causes a lot of contention in the fandom, to say the very least of it.
8th Jul '16 2:08:49 PM DaibhidC
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* ''ComicBook/TheSuperiorFoesOfSpiderMan'' has three examples, two justified and one not yet explained; Shocker (who WordOfGod states is white but really tanned), Beetle (who is [[MixedAncestry mixed race]] being half-black, half-Dominican), and Boomerang's girlfriend.

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* ''ComicBook/TheSuperiorFoesOfSpiderMan'' has three examples, two justified and one not yet explained; examples; Shocker (who WordOfGod states is white but really tanned), Beetle (who is [[MixedAncestry mixed race]] being half-black, half-Dominican), and Boomerang's girlfriend.girlfriend (who is [[spoiler: Black Cat in disguise, presumably including some kind of makeup]]).
24th Jun '16 5:15:32 PM Pichu-kun
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** During the ''UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}}'' era, Princess Daisy had a tan (possibly to distinguish her more from Princess Peach), even in her official artwork. She was like this even in her ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'' custome and her trophy. Daisy is from a country with a desert. She went back to her original light tonestarting with the fourth ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' game (though in turn she received slightly altered attire and a haircut).

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


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** The protagonist of ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' is a DarkSkinnedBlonde from an Arizona based region. It's impossible to tell if that is his natural skin tone or if it is a tan.
15th Jun '16 2:35:37 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** To a lesser degree, Bertolt Hoover as well. His complexion and hair are similar to Ymir's, with dark GreenEyes and a CleopatraNose that make him rather unique compared to the others. [[spoiler: Like Ymir, it's also a hint that he's a Titan Shifter born outside the Walls]]. However, his name is about as German as one can get, rivaled only by Reiner Braun.

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** To a lesser degree, Bertolt Hoover as well. His complexion and hair are similar to Ymir's, with dark GreenEyes and a CleopatraNose nose like a roman that make him rather unique compared to the others. [[spoiler: Like Ymir, it's also a hint that he's a Titan Shifter born outside the Walls]]. However, his name is about as German as one can get, rivaled only by Reiner Braun.
13th Jun '16 2:21:39 AM missjewels
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* Chris, the Master's girlfriend, is portrayed this way in ''WesternAnimation/{{TheBraveLittleToaster}}''. Is she light-skinned black? Indigenous? Tanned?

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* Chris, the Master's girlfriend, is portrayed this way in ''WesternAnimation/{{TheBraveLittleToaster}}''.''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster''. Is she light-skinned black? Indigenous? Tanned?
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