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8th Dec '17 12:13:39 AM NogaiKhan
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** The Central Americans in ''Peace Walker'' consist of two pale, freckled, green-eyed redheads, and a blue-eyed girl with blond hair and fairer skin than the white Big Boss. (Weirdly, she mentions in one of her dialogues that she's ''not'' a "pale skinned Anglo-Saxon", suggesting her portrayal is for art reasons, but still...) There's also the weirdness that people repeatedly say Big Boss looks just like Che Guevara.
8th Dec '17 12:05:44 AM NogaiKhan
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** You can also accuse Screaming Mantis and Raging Raven of this...they're portrayed by fair-skinned women who aren't even the same nationality - Screaming Mantis is South American played by a Slovakian model and Raging Raven is Indonesian played by a Japanese woman.
4th Dec '17 3:00:48 AM OrangenChan
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' unfortunately have this. While you have [[VirtualPaperDoll a good number of customization options for you character]], the darkest you can have your skin be is light brown. Averted with some of the {{N|onPlayerCharacter}}PC trainers though.

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' unfortunately have this. While you have [[VirtualPaperDoll a good number of customization options for you character]], the darkest you can have your skin be is light brown. (''May'' be justified, since the player's mother looks the same no matter what, implying it could be due to them being biracial.) Averted with some of the {{N|onPlayerCharacter}}PC trainers though.though; Grant and Olympia, for instance, are both fairly dark.
2nd Dec '17 1:00:15 AM Sharysa
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* Averted in ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod'', where the titular god Haik is emphatically dark-skinned thanks to being a native Tagalog deity from before Spain came to the Philippines. In modern times, he's often mistaken as Polynesian due to his skin-tone combined with his [[TattooAsCharacterType cultural tattoos,]] and immediately pegged as an ''indio'' Filipino[[note]]a term for the indigenous tribesmen[[/note]] once he corrects people. Unfortunately, that same combination means that when he's revealed to be [[TheIllegal an illegal immigrant,]] [[{{Profiling}} the ICE department starts hunting him down the minute they can't find his records,]] despite the fact that they can't find ANY records on him, [[ExactWords including crimes he would have done.]] The Filipino-American Mirasol (who's been having a ReincarnationRomance with him for several centuries) is also noted to be olive-skinned, and her Latina friend Imelda points out that they're almost definitely going to jail her for "helping a criminal" or even figure out a way to deport an actual American citizen, because [[RealityEnsues even SHE'S too dark and ethnic-looking to be seen as properly "American."]]

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* Averted DeconstructedTrope in ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod'', where the titular god Haik is emphatically dark-skinned thanks to being a native Tagalog deity from before Spain came to the Philippines. In modern times, he's often mistaken as Polynesian due to his skin-tone combined with his [[TattooAsCharacterType cultural tattoos,]] and immediately pegged as an ''indio'' Filipino[[note]]a term for the indigenous tribesmen[[/note]] once he corrects people. Unfortunately, that same combination means that when he's revealed to be [[TheIllegal an illegal immigrant,]] [[{{Profiling}} the ICE department starts hunting him down the minute they can't find his records,]] despite the fact that they can't find ANY records on him, [[ExactWords including crimes he would have done.]] The Filipino-American Mirasol (who's been having a ReincarnationRomance with him for several centuries) is also noted to be olive-skinned, and her Latina friend Imelda points out that they're almost definitely going to jail her for "helping a criminal" or even figure out a way to deport an actual American citizen, because [[RealityEnsues even SHE'S too dark and ethnic-looking to be seen as properly "American."]]
2nd Dec '17 12:58:38 AM Sharysa
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* Averted in ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod'', where the titular god Haik is emphatically dark-skinned thanks to being a native Tagalog deity; in modern times, he's often mistaken as Polynesian due to his dark skin combined with his cultural tattoos, and immediately pegged as an ''indio'' Filipino[[note]]a term for the indigenous tribesmen[[/note]] once he corrects people. Unfortunately, that same combination means that when he's revealed to be [[TheIllegal an illegal immigrant,]] [[{{Profiling}} the ICE department starts hunting him down the minute they can't find his records,]] despite the fact that they can't find ANY records on him, [[ExactWords including actual crimes he would have done.]] The Filipino-American Mirasol who helps him is also noted to be olive-skinned, and her Latina friend points out that they're almost definitely going to jail her for "helping a criminal" or even figure out a way to deport an actual American citizen, because [[RealityEnsues even SHE'S too dark and ethnic-looking to be seen as "American."]]

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* Averted in ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod'', where the titular god Haik is emphatically dark-skinned thanks to being a native Tagalog deity; in deity from before Spain came to the Philippines. In modern times, he's often mistaken as Polynesian due to his dark skin skin-tone combined with his [[TattooAsCharacterType cultural tattoos, tattoos,]] and immediately pegged as an ''indio'' Filipino[[note]]a term for the indigenous tribesmen[[/note]] once he corrects people. Unfortunately, that same combination means that when he's revealed to be [[TheIllegal an illegal immigrant,]] [[{{Profiling}} the ICE department starts hunting him down the minute they can't find his records,]] despite the fact that they can't find ANY records on him, [[ExactWords including actual crimes he would have done.]] The Filipino-American Mirasol who helps (who's been having a ReincarnationRomance with him for several centuries) is also noted to be olive-skinned, and her Latina friend Imelda points out that they're almost definitely going to jail her for "helping a criminal" or even figure out a way to deport an actual American citizen, because [[RealityEnsues even SHE'S too dark and ethnic-looking to be seen as properly "American."]]
2nd Dec '17 12:56:07 AM Sharysa
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* Averted in ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod'', where the titular god Haik is emphatically dark-skinned thanks to being a native Tagalog deity; in modern times, he's often mistaken as Polynesian due to his dark skin combined with his cultural tattoos, and immediately pegged as an ''indio'' Filipino[[note]]a term for the indigenous tribesmen[[/note]] once he corrects people. Unfortunately, that same combination means that when he's revealed to be [[TheIllegal an illegal immigrant,]] [[{{Profiling}} the ICE department starts hunting him down the minute they can't find his records.]] The Filipino-American Mirasol who helps him is also noted to be olive-skinned, and her Latina friend points out that they're almost definitely going to jail her for "helping a criminal" or even figure out a way to deport an actual American citizen, because [[RealityEnsues nob.]]

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* Averted in ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod'', where the titular god Haik is emphatically dark-skinned thanks to being a native Tagalog deity; in modern times, he's often mistaken as Polynesian due to his dark skin combined with his cultural tattoos, and immediately pegged as an ''indio'' Filipino[[note]]a term for the indigenous tribesmen[[/note]] once he corrects people. Unfortunately, that same combination means that when he's revealed to be [[TheIllegal an illegal immigrant,]] [[{{Profiling}} the ICE department starts hunting him down the minute they can't find his records.records,]] despite the fact that they can't find ANY records on him, [[ExactWords including actual crimes he would have done.]] The Filipino-American Mirasol who helps him is also noted to be olive-skinned, and her Latina friend points out that they're almost definitely going to jail her for "helping a criminal" or even figure out a way to deport an actual American citizen, because [[RealityEnsues nob.]]even SHE'S too dark and ethnic-looking to be seen as "American."]]
2nd Dec '17 12:52:47 AM Sharysa
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* Averted in ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod'', where the titular god Haik is emphatically dark-skinned thanks to being a native Tagalog deity; in modern times, he's often mistaken as Polynesian due to his dark skin combined with his cultural tattoos, and immediately pegged as ''indio''[[note]]a term for indigenous Filipinos[[/note]] once he corrects people. Unfortunately, that same combination means that when he's revealed to be [[TheIllegal an illegal immigrant,]] [[{{Profiling}} the ICE department starts hunting him down the minute they can't find his records.]]

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* Averted in ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod'', where the titular god Haik is emphatically dark-skinned thanks to being a native Tagalog deity; in modern times, he's often mistaken as Polynesian due to his dark skin combined with his cultural tattoos, and immediately pegged as ''indio''[[note]]a an ''indio'' Filipino[[note]]a term for the indigenous Filipinos[[/note]] tribesmen[[/note]] once he corrects people. Unfortunately, that same combination means that when he's revealed to be [[TheIllegal an illegal immigrant,]] [[{{Profiling}} the ICE department starts hunting him down the minute they can't find his records.]] The Filipino-American Mirasol who helps him is also noted to be olive-skinned, and her Latina friend points out that they're almost definitely going to jail her for "helping a criminal" or even figure out a way to deport an actual American citizen, because [[RealityEnsues nob.]]
2nd Dec '17 12:49:08 AM Sharysa
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* Averted in ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod'', where the titular god Haik is emphatically dark-skinned thanks to being a native Tagalog deity; in modern times, he's often mistaken as Polynesian due to his dark skin combined with his cultural tattoos, and immediately pegged as ''indio''[[note]]a term for indigenous Filipinos[[/note]] once he corrects people. Unfortunately, his dark skin combined with his extensive tattooing means that when he's revealed to be [[TheIllegal an illegal immigrant,]] [[{{Profiling}} the ICE department starts hunting him down the minute they can't find his records.]]

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* Averted in ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod'', where the titular god Haik is emphatically dark-skinned thanks to being a native Tagalog deity; in modern times, he's often mistaken as Polynesian due to his dark skin combined with his cultural tattoos, and immediately pegged as ''indio''[[note]]a term for indigenous Filipinos[[/note]] once he corrects people. Unfortunately, his dark skin combined with his extensive tattooing that same combination means that when he's revealed to be [[TheIllegal an illegal immigrant,]] [[{{Profiling}} the ICE department starts hunting him down the minute they can't find his records.]]
2nd Dec '17 12:48:04 AM Sharysa
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* Averted in ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod'', where the titular god Haik is emphatically dark-skinned thanks to being a native Tagalog deity; in modern times, he's often mistaken as Polynesian due to his dark skin combined with his cultural tattoos, and immediately pegged as ''indio''[[note]]a term for indigenous Filipinos[[/note]] once he corrects people.

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* Averted in ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod'', where the titular god Haik is emphatically dark-skinned thanks to being a native Tagalog deity; in modern times, he's often mistaken as Polynesian due to his dark skin combined with his cultural tattoos, and immediately pegged as ''indio''[[note]]a term for indigenous Filipinos[[/note]] once he corrects people. Unfortunately, his dark skin combined with his extensive tattooing means that when he's revealed to be [[TheIllegal an illegal immigrant,]] [[{{Profiling}} the ICE department starts hunting him down the minute they can't find his records.]]
1st Dec '17 6:12:31 PM SilverFang
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** X-Men colorists must be fond of this trope, because [[Characters/GenerationX M's]] skin tone is in a constant state of flux. She may be the most drastic example of artists & colorists not having made up their mind. When she first appeared in ''Comicbook/GenerationX'' she had caramel skin. Towards the end of the book it was chocolate. When she was floating between titles it went back to caramel. During her stint in ''Comicbook/XFactor'', she's not even ambiguous anymore. She could be, and was, mistaken for white by readers. Her father is French, but of African descent and is rather dark-skinned. Her caramel tone was more understandable & appropriate. WordOfGod mentioned getting complaints from fans, wondering why Monet was suddenly white. In response, they mentioned gradually making her darker again. So by the run's end, her skin was more caramel, but still pretty light. In ''ComicBook/UncannyXMen2015'', she has a obvious darker brown complexion, though not as dark as her chocolate self in latter Generation X chapters. She's back in Generation X after ''ComicBook/ResurrXion'', and her complexion has become a lighter caramel again, like she had toward the end of X-Factor.

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** X-Men colorists must be fond of this trope, because [[Characters/GenerationX M's]] skin tone is in a constant state of flux. She may be the most drastic example of artists & colorists not having made up The official Marvel site had an [[https://news.marvel.com/comics/22049/trace_the_lineage_of_marvels_black_super_heroes/ article]] celebrating their mind.black heroes, and Monet is included as one of the examples. When she first appeared in ''Comicbook/GenerationX'' she had caramel skin. Towards the end of the book it was chocolate. When she was floating between titles it went back to caramel. During her stint in ''Comicbook/XFactor'', she's not even ambiguous anymore. She she could be, and was, mistaken for white by readers. Her father is French, but of African descent and is rather dark-skinned. Her caramel tone was more understandable & appropriate. WordOfGod She had very pale skin, along with turquoise eyes. [[WordOfGod PAD]] mentioned getting complaints from fans, wondering who wondered why Monet was suddenly white. In response, they mentioned gradually making her darker again. So by the run's end, her skin was more caramel, caramel-looking, but still pretty very light. In ''ComicBook/UncannyXMen2015'', she has a obvious darker more brown complexion, though not as dark as her chocolate self in latter Generation X chapters. She's back Currently, she's in Generation X after ''ComicBook/GenerationX2017'' upon ''ComicBook/ResurrXion'', and her complexion has become a lighter more lighte caramel again, like she had toward the end of X-Factor.again.
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