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6th Jun '17 5:09:46 PM HelloLamppost
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* The IncredibleHulk used to hang out with a homeless man named Crackajack Jackson and then teenage runaway Jim Wilson, feeling a kinship with them because they all felt like outcasts. Jackson died in the same issue he was introduced, but made a big enough impression that he kept appearing in flashbacks and such when the Hulk was feeling sad and lonely for years. Wilson eventually drifted out of the Hulk's life (as the Hulk's friends tend to do), and then returned years later, dying of AIDS.

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* The IncredibleHulk used to hang out with a homeless man named Crackajack Jackson and then teenage runaway Jim Wilson, feeling a kinship with them because they all felt like outcasts. Jackson died in the same issue he was introduced, but made a big enough impression that he kept appearing in flashbacks and such when the Hulk was feeling sad and lonely for years.years; the Hulk really loved him, and his death hit him hard. Wilson eventually drifted out of the Hulk's life (as the Hulk's friends tend to do), and then returned years later, dying of AIDS.
6th Jun '17 5:08:58 PM HelloLamppost
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* The IncredibleHulk used to hang out with a homeless man named Crackajack Jackson and then teenage runaway Jim Wilson, feeling a kinship with them because they all felt like outcasts. Jackson died in the same issue he was introduced. Wilson eventually drifted out of the Hulk's life (as the Hulk's friends tend to do), and then returned years later, dying of AIDS.

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* The IncredibleHulk used to hang out with a homeless man named Crackajack Jackson and then teenage runaway Jim Wilson, feeling a kinship with them because they all felt like outcasts. Jackson died in the same issue he was introduced.introduced, but made a big enough impression that he kept appearing in flashbacks and such when the Hulk was feeling sad and lonely for years. Wilson eventually drifted out of the Hulk's life (as the Hulk's friends tend to do), and then returned years later, dying of AIDS.
22nd May '17 4:16:56 PM SparkyYoungUpstart
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* In ''Literature/SimonVsTheHomoSapiensAgenda'', Abby is this for Simon and Bram is this for Nick.
16th Apr '17 9:18:44 PM nombretomado
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* The ''StephaniePlum'' novels have Stephanie teamed with black ex-hooker Lula.

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* The ''StephaniePlum'' ''Literature/StephaniePlum'' novels have Stephanie teamed with black ex-hooker Lula.
10th Apr '17 9:54:23 AM Willbyr
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* Danny, Chris' best friend from ''{{Sonic X}}''.

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* Danny, Chris' best friend from ''{{Sonic X}}''.''Anime/SonicX''.
3rd Apr '17 4:45:32 AM Doug86
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* In ''{{Superman}}[=/=]{{Shazam}}: First Thunder,'' [[KidHero Billy Batson]] has one named Scott Okum. An odd case, since he's never seen in any of the main ''{{Shazam}}'' stories that are supposed to be set after this one. [[spoiler:[[BlackDudeDiesFirst There's a reason for that]]]].

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* In ''{{Superman}}[=/=]{{Shazam}}: ''Franchise/{{Superman}}[=/=]ComicBook/{{Shazam}}: First Thunder,'' [[KidHero Billy Batson]] has one named Scott Okum. An odd case, since he's never seen in any of the main ''{{Shazam}}'' ''Shazam'' stories that are supposed to be set after this one. [[spoiler:[[BlackDudeDiesFirst There's a reason for that]]]].
31st Mar '17 1:27:11 PM MyFinalEdits
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* [[SeenItAMillionTimes Happens a lot on animated shows]]. The lead white character will almost always have 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 mix of both).
** And in most animated shows, ''especially'' ones set in a school environment, the main character and his/her two best friends will make up a TokenTrio: the (usually white) protagonist with the (usually black) best pal of the same sex and the (usually platonic) friend of the opposite sex.
27th Feb '17 8:09:45 PM Sabrewing
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* It was hinted that [[StreetFighter Dee Jay]] may have been this to Fei Long in the ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Alpha]]'' continuity, since there were some mentions to them having worked together [[spoiler: and Dee Jay defended Fei Long's image when he was told by Yun that Fei Long may be involved in drug trades.]] There haven't been any allusions to this in other continuities, though.

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* It was hinted that [[StreetFighter [[Franchise/StreetFighter Dee Jay]] may have been this to Fei Long in the ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Alpha]]'' continuity, since there were some mentions to them having worked together [[spoiler: and Dee Jay defended Fei Long's image when he was told by Yun that Fei Long may be involved in drug trades.]] There haven't been any allusions to this in other continuities, though.


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* Willy's friend Perry from ''VideoGame/TheAdventuresOfWillyBeamish'', who are also TwoGuysAndAGirl with their friend Dana.
26th Feb '17 12:54:25 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted in the 2010 ''Film/TheKarateKid'' in that as soon as Dre moves to China a local blonde starts being his friend but barely has a line in the film.

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* Inverted in the 2010 ''Film/TheKarateKid'' ''Film/TheKarateKid2010'' in that as soon as Dre moves to China a local blonde starts being his friend but barely has a line in the film.



* Not a perfect example, but the trope is played for laughs in the Season 3 episode of ''Series/FatherTed'', "Are You Right There, Father Ted" where, in an attempt to appeal to the Chinese people of Craggy Island when they all start to [[MistakenForRacist believe he is a racist]], Ted organizes an event to celebrate their culture. A slide-show is the main event where, before he gets to a cringe-worthy display of examples of "Chinese culture" (including Ted claiming that you can see the Great Wall of China "from anywhere in the world" and [[TheKarateKid Mr. Miyagi]]) he shows a picture of himself with his arm around a black man and the pair smiling. To this he says "I forget his name now, but I got on very well with him..." before moving on.

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* Not a perfect example, but the trope is played for laughs in the Season 3 episode of ''Series/FatherTed'', "Are You Right There, Father Ted" where, in an attempt to appeal to the Chinese people of Craggy Island when they all start to [[MistakenForRacist believe he is a racist]], Ted organizes an event to celebrate their culture. A slide-show is the main event where, before he gets to a cringe-worthy display of examples of "Chinese culture" (including Ted claiming that you can see the Great Wall of China "from anywhere in the world" and [[TheKarateKid [[Film/TheKarateKid Mr. Miyagi]]) he shows a picture of himself with his arm around a black man and the pair smiling. To this he says "I forget his name now, but I got on very well with him..." before moving on.
24th Jan '17 5:54:05 PM nombretomado
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* In one of the earliest examples in film, Sam is this to Rick in ''{{Casablanca}}''.
* Inversion in ''Film/IndependenceDay''. The hero, Steven Hiller, is a black Marine fighter pilot and his white best friend, Jimmy, is the wise-cracking comic relief who's [[spoiler: also one of the first to die]]. It's worth noting that the hero wasn't written as a black character, but the role went to a young WillSmith.

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* In one of the earliest examples in film, Sam is this to Rick in ''{{Casablanca}}''.
''Film/{{Casablanca}}''.
* Inversion in ''Film/IndependenceDay''. The hero, Steven Hiller, is a black Marine fighter pilot and his white best friend, Jimmy, is the wise-cracking comic relief who's [[spoiler: also one of the first to die]]. It's worth noting that the hero wasn't written as a black character, but the role went to a young WillSmith.Creator/WillSmith.
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