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28th Jul '16 12:29:11 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''FinalFantasyVIII'' has two. For the protagonists, Kiros is this to Laguna and Ward. For the antagonists, Raijin is this to Seifer and Fujin.
* Big Bo to Dan Marshall in ''BinaryDomain''.

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* ''FinalFantasyVIII'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' has two. For the protagonists, Kiros is this to Laguna and Ward. For the antagonists, Raijin is this to Seifer and Fujin.
* Big Bo to Dan Marshall in ''BinaryDomain''.''VideoGame/BinaryDomain''.



* 8-Ball, Lance Vance, and Little Jacob in the ''GrandTheftAuto'' series. 8-Ball is probably the least stereotypical of the three, unfortunate since he's the oldest character (they first appear in GTAIII, Vice City, and GTAIV respectively).

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* 8-Ball, Lance Vance, and Little Jacob in the ''GrandTheftAuto'' ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series. 8-Ball is probably the least stereotypical of the three, unfortunate since he's the oldest character (they first appear in GTAIII, Vice City, and GTAIV respectively).
16th Jul '16 7:41:15 PM TMNTFanGirl
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* [[SeenItAMillionTimes Happens a lot on animated shows]]. The lead white character will almost always has a black best friend, or at least a non-Caucasian best friend. If the best friend is black, then said-friend is often either straight out ''sassay'' or the more [[BlackAndNerdy bookish type]] (or sometimes a little bit of both).

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* [[SeenItAMillionTimes Happens a lot on animated shows]]. The lead white character will almost always has have a black best friend, or at least a non-Caucasian best friend. If the best friend is ''is'' black, then said-friend is often either straight out ''sassay'' or the more [[BlackAndNerdy bookish type]] (or sometimes a little bit mix of both).



* [[BetaBitch Miranda]] on ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' is [[LovableAlphaBitch Courtney]]'s best friend. Miranda's extremely popular and generally very cool..
* Terry [=McGinnis'=] friend, [[SassyBlackWoman Max]], in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', one of the few besides him and Old Man Wayne who know his secret identity. Before her introduction, Jared Tate might count, as he was Terry's only male friend.

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* [[BetaBitch Miranda]] on ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' is [[LovableAlphaBitch Courtney]]'s best friend. Miranda's extremely popular and generally very cool..
cool.
* Terry [=McGinnis'=] friend, [[SassyBlackWoman Max]], Maxine "Max" Gibson]], in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', one of the few besides him and Old Man Wayne who know his secret identity. Before her introduction, Jared Tate might count, as he was Terry's only male friend.



* In ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', Numbuh Five is usually considered the TokenBlack, but also fills this role this to pretty much all four other members of the team, ''especially'' Numbuh One. (One episode claims she used to be the ''leader'' of the team, and it is suggested that the reason she resigned that post is because [[MyGreatestFailure the incident where he lost his hair]] was her fault.) She's also the [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Kid]] on the team and the [[StraightMan voice of reason]], more often than not.
* Jackie of WesternAnimation/{{Cyberchase}} technically fulfills this role for both Matt and Inez but more-so the latter due to both of them being girls.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', Numbuh Five is usually considered the TokenBlack, but also fills this role this to pretty much all four other members of the team, ''especially'' Numbuh One. (One One--One episode claims she used to be the ''leader'' of the team, and it is suggested that the reason she resigned that post is because [[MyGreatestFailure the incident where he lost his hair]] was her fault.) fault. She's also the [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Kid]] on the team and the [[StraightMan voice of reason]], more often than not.
* Jackie of WesternAnimation/{{Cyberchase}} technically fulfills this role for both Matt and Inez but Inez--but more-so the latter due to both of them being girls.



* Monique from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. Sassy and Kim's only gal-pal.

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* Monique from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. Sassy and Kim's only gal-pal.closest female friend outside of her fellow cheerleaders.
22nd Jun '16 1:10:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* Jonathan Reed is one of the earliest examples of this trope in ''DaveyAndGoliath''.

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* Jonathan Reed is one of the earliest examples of this trope in ''DaveyAndGoliath''.''WesternAnimation/DaveyAndGoliath''.
16th Jun '16 3:43:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Fillmore}}'': [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. Fillmore is the main character; Ingrid is ''his'' white (and female) best friend.

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* ''{{Fillmore}}'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'': [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. Fillmore is the main character; Ingrid is ''his'' white (and female) best friend.



* Discovery Kids' animated series ''GrowingUpCreepie'' has Beuregard "Budge" Bentley III, though like many black characters on shows aimed at younger kids, he's [[ButNotTooBlack not overly portrayed as black.]]

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* Discovery Kids' animated series ''GrowingUpCreepie'' ''WesternAnimation/GrowingUpCreepie'' has Beuregard "Budge" Bentley III, though like many black characters on shows aimed at younger kids, he's [[ButNotTooBlack not overly portrayed as black.]]



* Quincy from ''MyDadTheRockStar'' is this to the male lead Willy. Unique in that he is not portrayed as cooler than the already nerdy-looking Willy. In fact, he's a subverted JiveTurkey who tries to talk in street slang and appear hip hop, but comes off as a clear poser to everyone else

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* Quincy from ''MyDadTheRockStar'' ''WesternAnimation/MyDadTheRockStar'' is this to the male lead Willy. Unique in that he is not portrayed as cooler than the already nerdy-looking Willy. In fact, he's a subverted JiveTurkey who tries to talk in street slang and appear hip hop, but comes off as a clear poser to everyone else
10th Jun '16 10:38:42 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Misa Hayase's CoolBigSis Claudia [=LaSalle=] /Grant from Anime/{{Macross}} / Anime/{{Robotech}}. In Anime/{{Robotech}} continuity, there's also Dana Sterling's childhood friend (and Claudia's nephew), Bowie Grant.

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* In the shows that make up ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', there's Misa Hayase's Hayase[=/=]Lisa Hayes's CoolBigSis Claudia [=LaSalle=] /Grant [=LaSalle=]/Grant from Anime/{{Macross}} / Anime/{{Robotech}}. In Anime/{{Robotech}} continuity, there's also Dana ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', and Jeanne Fránçaix[=/=]Dana Sterling's childhood friend (and Bowie Emerson[=/=]Grant from ''Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross'' (who's also Claudia's nephew), Bowie Grant.nephew in the ''Robotech'' continuity).
8th May '16 6:24:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* This trope is referenced and mocked in ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack''. When Taystee is thinking of new hairstyles that would help her appeal, one of the other girls recommends that she go the "Black Best Friend" route with her hair. They list off a few from recent movies such as Regina King in ''MissCongeniality'' and ''Film/LegallyBlonde'', as well as Viola Davis in ''Film/EatPrayLove''.

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* This trope is referenced and mocked in ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack''. When Taystee is thinking of new hairstyles that would help her appeal, one of the other girls recommends that she go the "Black Best Friend" route with her hair. They list off a few from recent movies such as Regina King in ''MissCongeniality'' ''Film/MissCongeniality'' and ''Film/LegallyBlonde'', as well as Viola Davis in ''Film/EatPrayLove''.
2nd May '16 6:33:02 PM Monolaf317
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* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'': Matthew Derringer to Tanner Christiansen.
6th Apr '16 7:46:21 PM WillBGood
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6th Apr '16 7:45:46 PM WillBGood
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* More of a case of WhatCouldHaveBeen, as in ''Series/Teen Wolf'', Rebecca "Harley" Harlowe is a character who during the pilot, one would think she was built up to be this trope to Scott and Stiles. The two talk to her and later in the pilot, she expresses concern when Scott acts out of it. The original script for the show even states that she seems to be their only friend. But after that, she's rarely seen again.

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* More of a case of WhatCouldHaveBeen, as in ''Series/Teen Wolf'', ''Series/TeenWolf'', Rebecca "Harley" Harlowe is a character who during the pilot, one would think she was built up to be this trope to Scott and Stiles. The two talk to her and later in the pilot, she expresses concern when Scott acts out of it. The original script for the show even states that she seems to be their only friend. But after that, she's rarely seen again.
6th Apr '16 7:39:04 PM WillBGood
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* Parodied in the 6th season episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', "The Diplomat's Club" in which George offends his black boss, Morgan, when he says Morgan resembles Sugar Ray Leonard(He really did). He goes as far as trying to find any black person he's had contact with recently to prove to his boss he's not a racist. He ends up inviting Jerry's black [[strike:plumber]] exterminator to a dinner with his boss and pretending they're old high school buddies. Obviously, it blows up in his face.

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* Parodied in the 6th season episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', "The Diplomat's Club" in which George offends his black boss, Morgan, when he says Morgan resembles Sugar Ray Leonard(He really did).Leonard (in George's defense, he actually does). He goes as far as trying to find any black person he's had contact with recently to prove to his boss he's not a racist. He ends up inviting Jerry's black [[strike:plumber]] exterminator to a dinner with his boss and pretending they're old high school buddies. Obviously, it blows up in his face.
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