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7th Apr '18 11:04:40 AM FawFayQ8
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* Originally, Solid Snake from ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' was an American of mixed Japanese-British heritage and later revised to just plain Japanese-American in ''Metal Gear Solid'' (despite his revised origin as a Big Boss clone in the game). In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', it is explained that [[spoiler:although EVA/Big Mama was Solid Snake's surrogate/birth mother, the egg came from a Japanese woman]].

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* Originally, Solid Snake from ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' was an American of mixed Japanese-British heritage and later revised to just plain Japanese-American a Caucasian American with some Japanese ancestry in ''Metal Gear Solid'' (despite his revised origin as a Big Boss clone in the game). In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', it is explained that [[spoiler:although EVA/Big Mama was Solid Snake's surrogate/birth mother, the egg came from a Japanese woman]].



** In a more subtle example, Hal "Otacon" Emmerich is an American with a German-Jewish surname, but he's obsessed with Japanese culture, and he and his stepsister Emma both have noticeably Asian features. The latter even wears lacquered chopsticks in her hair.

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** In a more subtle example, Hal "Otacon" Emmerich is an American with a German-Jewish surname, but he's obsessed with Japanese culture, and he and his stepsister Emma culture. However, both have noticeably Asian features. The latter even wears lacquered chopsticks in her hair. British heritage from their mothers’ sides.
7th Apr '18 10:57:14 AM FawFayQ8
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** Her adoptive daughter Julia Chang is a strange variation. She's a white girl who was raised Native American, with a Chinese surname.
13th Mar '18 7:06:55 PM spiritsunami
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* Bear in mind that this trope is formerly called [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Charlie Dog]]. He is 50% Pointer ("There it is! There it is! There it is!"), 50% Boxer, [[TooManyHalves 50% Setter]] ("''Irish'' Setter"), [[TooManyHalves 50% Watch Dog, 50% Spitz, 50% Doberman Pincher]]. But, mostly, he's all Labrador Retriever!
** And if you doubt his word, get him a Labrador and he'll retrieve it!

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* Bear in mind that this trope is formerly called [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Charlie Dog]]. He is 50% Pointer ("There it is! There it is! There it is!"), 50% Boxer, [[TooManyHalves 50% Setter]] ("''Irish'' Setter"), [[TooManyHalves 50% Watch Dog, 50% Spitz, 50% Doberman Pincher]]. But, mostly, he's all Labrador Retriever!
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Retriever! And if you doubt his word, get him a Labrador and he'll retrieve it!it!
** Note that this is less an example of this trope than of InsanelyInternationalAncestry.
8th Mar '18 8:24:09 PM Gamermaster
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* Hayasaka from ''Manga/KaguyaSamaWaKokurasetai'' is a quarter Irish, though this only comes up in [[AllThereInTheManual supplementary material]].

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* Hayasaka from ''Manga/KaguyaSamaWaKokurasetai'' ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'' is a quarter Irish, though this only comes up in [[AllThereInTheManual supplementary material]].material]] (and a single line of dialogue by a background character during a mixer).
7th Mar '18 1:55:06 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' has numerous instances of Rangers who were raised elsewhere, but the writers find a way of sneaking in that they were truly born in Japan. Sometimes, homogeny is apparently the culprit, but sometimes it seems that TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse and it won't do for a member of the FiveManBand to be from elsewhere. {{Egregious}} examples include:

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* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' has numerous instances of Rangers who were raised elsewhere, but the writers find a way of sneaking in that they were truly born in Japan. Sometimes, homogeny is apparently the culprit, but sometimes it seems that TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse and it won't do for a member of the FiveManBand to be from elsewhere. {{Egregious}} {{JustForFun/Egregious}} examples include:
17th Feb '18 8:45:20 PM Burningblade04
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* ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear'': Yukine Chris whose name is half-Japanese and half-Anglophone is half-Japanese and half-American with her father being Japanese and mother the foreign one, [[AllThereInTheManual which is confirmed in the manga notes]]. She mixes some English words in her character song and even a Spanish partly due to spending a part of her childhood in a South American county.

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* ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear'': Yukine Chris whose name is half-Japanese and half-Anglophone is half-Japanese and half-American with her father being Japanese and mother the foreign one, [[AllThereInTheManual which is confirmed in the manga notes]]. She mixes some English words in her character song and even a Spanish word partly due to spending a part of her childhood in a South American county.
17th Feb '18 8:38:34 PM Burningblade04
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* ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear'': Yukine Chris whose name is half-Japanese and half-Anglophone is half-Japanese and half-American with her father being Japanese and mother the foreign one, [[AllThereInTheManual which is confirmed in the manga notes]]. She mixes some English words in her character song and even a Spanish partly due to spending a part of her childhood in a South American county.
16th Feb '18 4:07:09 AM kouta
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** Kaname is another example. She spent much of her childhood in New York and is basically [[{{Eagleland}} America the obnoxious]].
2nd Feb '18 11:59:22 PM Nyte
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* Pod/Enigma, or Aikku Jokinen, is a Norwegian national born to Finnish parents. For an added bonus, she's [[TwoferTokenMinority lesbian]].

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* Pod/Enigma, or Aikku Jokinen, Pod/Enigma/Aikku Jokinen of ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' is a Norwegian national born to Finnish parents. For an added bonus, she's [[TwoferTokenMinority lesbian]].
2nd Feb '18 11:57:36 PM Nyte
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* Pod/Enigma, or Aikku Jokinen, is a Norwegian national born to Finnish parents. For an added bonus, she's [[TwoferTokenMinority lesbian]].
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