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5th Feb '16 11:51:15 PM Synchronicity
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* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'', although its [[AnthropomorphicPersonification anthropomorphic characters]] are based on NationalStereotypes. The Asian nations who fit this trope are Im Yong Soo/South Korea (said to love gaming and the Internet) and Kiku Honda/Japan (shown to be a TeenGenius / GadgeteerGenius and something of an {{Otaku}}), and even then it isn't the main focus of their characters; Korea is best known as a KnowNothingKnowItAll AnnoyingYoungerSibling with his gaming interest mentioned [[AllThereInTheManual only on his profile]]. Japan's nerdy qualities are only brought up now and then. (However, in HighSchoolAU {{Fanfiction}}, Japan ''is'' typically portrayed as one of the most intelligent students in his class by fans.) ** Their sister [[GenkiGirl Taiwan]] is a less obvious example, but apparently she's an anime fan and she cosplays in the 2011 and 2013 Halloween events.
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* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'', although as its [[AnthropomorphicPersonification anthropomorphic characters]] are based on NationalStereotypes. The Asian nations who fit this trope are Im Yong Soo/South South Korea (said is said to love gaming and the Internet) Internet and Kiku Honda/Japan (shown to be Japan is a TeenGenius / GadgeteerGenius TeenGenius, a GadgeteerGenius, and something of an {{Otaku}}), and even then it isn't the main focus of their characters; Korea {{Otaku}}. Taiwan is best known as a KnowNothingKnowItAll AnnoyingYoungerSibling with his gaming interest mentioned [[AllThereInTheManual only on his profile]]. Japan's nerdy qualities are only brought up now and then. (However, in HighSchoolAU {{Fanfiction}}, Japan ''is'' typically portrayed as one of the most intelligent students in his class by fans.) ** Their sister [[GenkiGirl Taiwan]] is a less obvious example, but apparently she's an anime fan and she cosplays in the 2011 and 2013 Halloween events.events, Vietnam is a gamer, and India is a BollywoodNerd who's good with numbers.
2nd Jan '16 6:27:11 PM Doug86
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* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'', although its [[AnthropomorphicPersonification anthropomorphic characters]] are based on NationalStereotypes. The Asian nations who fit this trope are Im Yong Soo/South Korea (said to love gaming and the Internet) and Kiku Honda/Japan (shown to be a TeenGenius / GadgeteerGenius and something of an {{Otaku}}), and even then it isn't the main focus of their characters; Korea is best known as a KnowNothingKnowItAll AnnoyingYoungerSibling with his gaming interest mentioned [[AllInTheManual only on his profile]]. Japan's nerdy qualities are only brought up now and then. (However, in HighSchoolAU {{Fanfiction}}, Japan ''is'' typically portrayed as one of the most intelligent students in his class by fans.)
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* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'', although its [[AnthropomorphicPersonification anthropomorphic characters]] are based on NationalStereotypes. The Asian nations who fit this trope are Im Yong Soo/South Korea (said to love gaming and the Internet) and Kiku Honda/Japan (shown to be a TeenGenius / GadgeteerGenius and something of an {{Otaku}}), and even then it isn't the main focus of their characters; Korea is best known as a KnowNothingKnowItAll AnnoyingYoungerSibling with his gaming interest mentioned [[AllInTheManual [[AllThereInTheManual only on his profile]]. Japan's nerdy qualities are only brought up now and then. (However, in HighSchoolAU {{Fanfiction}}, Japan ''is'' typically portrayed as one of the most intelligent students in his class by fans.)
12th Dec '15 10:06:36 PM Pichu-kun
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* Macie from ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' is half-Asian and fits in a non-typical way. She's not presented as particularly studious or smart, instead she is an unpopular, [[SicklyNeuroticGeek neurotic]] BandGeek.
22nd Nov '15 10:27:48 AM nombretomado
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* The sibling pair of Phoebe and Eugene in {{Foxtrot}}.
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* The sibling pair of Phoebe and Eugene in {{Foxtrot}}.''ComicStrip/FoxTrot''.
31st Oct '15 4:11:48 PM nombretomado
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* Ryan Choi, who spent some time in Ray Palmer's shoes as TheAtom, and also taught at the same university.
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* Ryan Choi, who spent some time in Ray Palmer's shoes as TheAtom, ComicBook/TheAtom, and also taught at the same university.
21st Oct '15 9:55:21 AM StFan
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* Sharri Barrnett, the Filipino programmer in ''SteelgripStarkeyAndTheAllPurposePowerTool''.
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* Sharri Barrnett, the Filipino programmer in ''SteelgripStarkeyAndTheAllPurposePowerTool''.''ComicBook/SteelgripStarkeyAndTheAllPurposePowerTool''.
19th Oct '15 3:32:10 PM Pichu-kun
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* The 2009 live-action ''Film/ScoobyDooTheMysteryBegins'' ContinuityReboot has cast a Japanese-American actress as Velma. However despite being a RaceLift this isn't noted at all, and furthermore, when she's in the Velma costume, [[http://blog.al.com/scenesource/2009/09/large_scooby1.jpg you wouldn't know she's Asian.]]

* The 2009 live-action ''Film/ScoobyDooTheMysteryBegins'' ContinuityReboot has cast a Japanese-American actress as Velma. However there was no effort to change the character into an Asian, and furthermore, when she's in the Velma costume, [[http://blog.al.com/scenesource/2009/09/large_scooby1.jpg you wouldn't know she's Asian.]]
19th Oct '15 3:29:57 PM Pichu-kun
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* Averted in the Disney Channel movie ''Film/WendyWuHomecomingWarrior.'' Wendy herself averts this trope, but [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin because of the film's title]] falls into the stereotype of [[AllAsiansKnowMartialArts martial artist]]. Her brother, however, averts both stereotypes as a popular and somewhat dim jock.

* Cody's nerdy Asian girlfriend from ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''. She even takes A.P. ''lunch''. She's also extremely competitive, as during one episode whenever Cody one-upped her she ''stomped on his foot.'' It only worked once, the next time she [[LaserGuidedKarma hurt herself because]] [[GenreSavvy he was wearing steel-toed boots.]] * This was double subverted in the weirdest way possible in ''Series/DegrassiJuniorHigh'', where Yick Yu, a dorky bespectacled Asian kid, had to work extra hard in class to break the stereotype (that apparently exists in the Degrassi world) of Asians as dimwitted jocks. Uh, ''what''? ** Originally to be played straight, but the actor complained.
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* Cody's nerdy Asian girlfriend girlfriend, Barbara, from ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''. She even takes A.P. ''lunch''. She's also extremely competitive, as during one episode whenever Cody one-upped her she ''stomped on his foot.'' It only worked once, the next time she [[LaserGuidedKarma hurt herself because]] [[GenreSavvy he was wearing steel-toed boots.]] ]] Barbara also counts as JewishAndNerdy. * This was double subverted in the weirdest way possible in ''Series/DegrassiJuniorHigh'', where Yick Yu, a dorky bespectacled Asian kid, had to work extra hard in class to break the stereotype (that apparently exists in the Degrassi world) of Asians as dimwitted jocks. Uh, ''what''? ** ''what''? Originally to be played straight, but the actor complained.

* Averted in the Disney Channel movie ''Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior.'' Wendy herself averts this trope, but [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin because of the film's title]] falls into the stereotype of [[AllAsiansKnowMartialArts martial artist]]. Her brother, however, averts both stereotypes as a popular and somewhat dim jock.

* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', where the most visible Asian student is a friendly, but dimwitted jock. * Same in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', with Kenny "King" Kong. This is a RaceLift -- in the Ultimate Universe (he doesn't exist in the main Marvel verse) Kong is Caucasian.

* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}]'' with the character of Nikki Wong, who, while certainly not stupid, [[BrilliantButLazy is somewhat lazy]] and also happens to be a [[TheSnarkKnight Snark Knight]]. Her friends, [[AcademicJock Jen Masterson]] and [[BlackAndNerdy Wyatt Williams]], are considered to be the smartest of the six friends.

* Mandark from ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' is stated to be half-Japanese. His mother, Oceanbird, subverts the trope and his little sister Olga is shown to be more of a ballet prodigy.
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* Mandark from ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' is stated to be half-Japanese. His mother, Oceanbird, subverts the trope and while his (apparently later {{retcon}}ned) little sister Olga is shown to be more of a ballet prodigy. prodigy than an academic prodigy.
19th Oct '15 12:49:58 PM Breather
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* [[http://blog.angryasianman.com/2013/06/the-nerdiest-most-gangster-yearbook.html Miss Jessica Lee]], whose yearbook quote was "Flourine uranium carbon potassium bismuth technetium helium sulfur germanium thulium oxygen neon yttrium." Look up the chemical symbols for each of those to see [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar what she was trying to say]].
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* [[http://blog.angryasianman.com/2013/06/the-nerdiest-most-gangster-yearbook.html Miss Jessica Lee]], whose yearbook quote was "Flourine uranium carbon potassium bismuth technetium helium sulfur germanium thulium oxygen neon yttrium." Look up the chemical symbols for each of those to see [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar what she was trying to say]].
17th Oct '15 3:38:46 PM Pichu-kun
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* Uranus from ''Toys/MilkyWayAndTheGalaxyGirls'' is a {{bookworm}} highly [[EducationMama concerned]] with her younger sister, Neptune's, education. Neptune averts the trope as she's a laid-back SurferChick.
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* Uranus from ''Toys/MilkyWayAndTheGalaxyGirls'' is a {{bookworm}} highly [[EducationMama concerned]] with her younger sister, Neptune's, education. Her nerdiness is further emphasized by her schoolgirl attire and [[SmartPeopleWearGlasses glasses]]. Neptune averts the trope as she's a laid-back SurferChick.[[SurferDude surfer]].
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