History Main / CaptainEthnic

18th Feb '18 12:13:53 AM nombretomado
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** Colossus is a very clear example. He can change into a "Man of Steel" (the literal meaning of "Stalin"), and as such he is a mutant from the USSR with an actual "Stalin" power, in addition to his GratuitousRussian. His last name is even ''Rasputin'' (later revealed to actually be a direct descendant of the infamous RL {{Rasputin|The Mad Monk}}, who in the MU was actually an early mutant supervillain himself).

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** Colossus is a very clear example. He can change into a "Man of Steel" (the literal meaning of "Stalin"), and as such he is a mutant from the USSR with an actual "Stalin" power, in addition to his GratuitousRussian. His last name is even ''Rasputin'' (later revealed to actually be a direct descendant of the infamous RL {{Rasputin|The UsefulNotes/{{Rasputin|The Mad Monk}}, who in the MU was actually an early mutant supervillain himself).
15th Nov '17 4:49:29 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Many of of the ''Overwatch'' cast would fall under this trope: McCree is a gun-slinging cowboy from the American Southwest, Soldier: 76 is a gruff American soldier (who is intentionally designed to be a parody/homage to more traditional shooter games like Call of Duty), Genji is a Japanese ninja, D.Va is a Korean pro ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'' player, Reinhardt is a German knight, Zennyatta is a faux-Buddhist monk from Nepal, and Symmetra has been described by fans as "an uptight Indian tech-support worker".

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* Many of of the ''Overwatch'' ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' cast would fall under this trope: McCree [=McCree=] is a gun-slinging cowboy from the American Southwest, Soldier: 76 is a gruff American soldier (who is intentionally designed to be a parody/homage to more traditional shooter games like Call of Duty), Genji is a Japanese ninja, D.Va is a Korean pro ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'' ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'' player, Reinhardt is a German knight, Zennyatta is a faux-Buddhist monk from Nepal, and Symmetra has been described by fans as "an uptight Indian tech-support worker".



** The Event skins for the Summer Games event play with this trope as well: Genji, Mercy, D.Va, McCree, Tracer, Zarya, Lucio, Torbjorn, and Widowmaker got skins that feature or are inspired by the Japanese, Swiss, Korean, American, British, Russian, Brazilian, Swedish, and French flags, respectively. However, given that these skins are meant to evoke an Olympic athlete's uniform, this makes sense.

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** The Event skins for the Summer Games event play with this trope as well: Genji, Mercy, D.Va, McCree, [=McCree=], Tracer, Zarya, Lucio, Torbjorn, and Widowmaker got skins that feature or are inspired by the Japanese, Swiss, Korean, American, British, Russian, Brazilian, Swedish, and French flags, respectively. However, given that these skins are meant to evoke an Olympic athlete's uniform, this makes sense.
22nd Sep '17 10:25:49 AM BitchardPryor
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* Inverted with current WWE Cruiserweight division performer Mustafa Ali, a wrestler of middle-eastern descent, who was at first clearly being pushed in a similar vein to Muhammed Hussein above, (as an Arab-American bitter about racism he receives), but he was cheered pretty decently by the audience and that angry ethnic heel schtick was quickly dropped in favour of him cheering up and expressing gratitude for the fans embracing him.
22nd Sep '17 10:19:20 AM BitchardPryor
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* The main gimmick of Arab-American wrestler Wrestling/MuhammadHassan was complaining about anti-Arab prejudice while his manager translated his speech to Farsi. While his run did include entertaining (and racist-baiting) matches against Wrestling/SgtSlaughter and Hulk Hogan, he had the unfortunate pleasure of being choked out by Wrestling/TheUndertaker and being carried out of the ring by masked men dressed in black... only two days before the London bombings. His next appearance had him accusing everyone who inevitably complained about the angle as racists. [[DumbassHasAPoint Didn't get him many boos]] [[CheapHeat until he compared them to the audience,]] but [[ExecutiveMeddling UPN demanded that he be removed from Smackdown]]. Sadly, Hassan (who, rumor has it, had been booked to win the World Heavyweight Championship at Summerslam, and was the most effective new {{Heel}} WWE had produced in years) left the wrestling business altogether soon afterward.

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* The main gimmick of Arab-American wrestler Wrestling/MuhammadHassan Wrestling/MuhammadHassan, (real name Mark Copani), who is Italian-American but was portrayed as an Arab-American, was complaining about anti-Arab prejudice while his manager translated his speech to Farsi. While his run did include entertaining (and racist-baiting) matches against Wrestling/SgtSlaughter and Hulk Hogan, he had the unfortunate pleasure of being choked choking out by Wrestling/TheUndertaker and being having him carried out of the ring by masked men dressed in black... black wearing balaclavas... taped only two days before before, and airing the same day as the London Underground bombings. His next appearance had him accusing everyone who inevitably complained about the angle as racists. [[DumbassHasAPoint Didn't get him many boos]] [[CheapHeat until he compared them to the audience,]] but [[ExecutiveMeddling UPN demanded that he be removed from Smackdown]]. Sadly, Hassan (who, rumor has it, had been booked to win the World Heavyweight Championship at Summerslam, and was the most effective new {{Heel}} WWE had produced in years) left the wrestling business altogether soon afterward.
10th Aug '17 8:46:15 AM StarformDCX
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* And to non-Americans, Comicbook/CaptainAmerica himself is one.

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* And to non-Americans, Comicbook/CaptainAmerica himself is one. Given that the writers are American and he is a very well-fleshed out character,[[TropesAreNotBad this is not a bad thing at all.]]
7th Aug '17 12:55:11 AM MadAnthony94
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* Isaiah Bradley, grandfather of the ''YoungAvengers''' Patriot, is basically what Captain America is, but for the black American community (his origin even involves the same government program). When he shows up at Black Panther and Storm's wedding, Falcon, Luke Cage, and Bill Foster are speechless; Wolverine has no idea who he is.
11th Jul '17 8:09:07 AM Doug86
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* In a Comicbook/CivilWar issue of ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' we encountered [[http://marvel.wikia.com/Les_Heroes_de_Paris_(Earth-616) Les Heroes de Paris]]. Who went a different route: They were all thinly-veiled {{exp|y}}ies of the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica. Only... well, French. Including ''Adamantine'' (French Superman dressed in the Tricolore), ''Le Comte Nuit'' (a non-bat Batman), ''La Lumiere Bleu'' (Green Lantern, only blue) ''Le Phantome'' ("Who haunts the Louvre at night"- Looks like the Question, with smoke for the face instead of a blank mask), ''Le Cowboy'' (Guess), ''Le Docteur Q'' (Lex Luthor in his modern-era armorsuit), ''Anais'' (the Halle Berry-version of Catwoman crossed with Vixen), and ''Le Vent'' (The original concept of Golden Age Flash as a magic-based speedster)

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* In a Comicbook/CivilWar issue of ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' we encountered [[http://marvel.wikia.com/Les_Heroes_de_Paris_(Earth-616) Les Heroes de Paris]]. Who went a different route: They were all thinly-veiled {{exp|y}}ies of the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica.Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica. Only... well, French. Including ''Adamantine'' (French Superman dressed in the Tricolore), ''Le Comte Nuit'' (a non-bat Batman), ''La Lumiere Bleu'' (Green Lantern, only blue) ''Le Phantome'' ("Who haunts the Louvre at night"- Looks like the Question, with smoke for the face instead of a blank mask), ''Le Cowboy'' (Guess), ''Le Docteur Q'' (Lex Luthor in his modern-era armorsuit), ''Anais'' (the Halle Berry-version of Catwoman crossed with Vixen), and ''Le Vent'' (The original concept of Golden Age Flash as a magic-based speedster)
6th Jul '17 3:13:51 PM name_already_chosen
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Captain Ethnic can seem gauche nowadays - but you have to admit, he beats the hell out of the EthnicScrappy. Captain Ethnic ''can'' be a character portrayed in a plausible and interesting way -- usually by [[ShownTheirWork doing the research]] on local culture and creating a character that's likeable and cool in their own right. This is sadly rare. When a Captain Ethnic with real depth and interest is created, he might end up with [[MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales fans in the ethnic group that he comes from]].

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Captain Ethnic can seem gauche nowadays - but you have to admit, he beats the hell out of the EthnicScrappy. Captain Ethnic ''can'' be a character portrayed in a plausible and interesting way -- usually by [[ShownTheirWork doing the research]] on local culture and creating a character that's likeable and cool in their own right. This is sadly rare. When a Captain Ethnic with real depth and interest is created, he might end up with [[MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales fans in the ethnic group that he comes from]].
from]]. Keep in mind that many members of the ethnic group involved [[FairForItsDay loved the character when it first came out]], even if it has aged badly.
16th Jun '17 6:09:29 PM LBHills
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Captain Ethnic is a bit patronizing nowadays, but you have to admit, he beats the hell out of the EthnicScrappy. Despite that characters from around the world are usually done wrong, they ''can'' be done right -- usually by [[ShownTheirWork doing the research]] on local culture and creating a character that's likeable and cool in their own right. This is sadly rare. If a Captain Ethnic is done well, he might end up with [[MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales fans in the ethnic group that he comes from]].

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Captain Ethnic is a bit patronizing nowadays, can seem gauche nowadays - but you have to admit, he beats the hell out of the EthnicScrappy. Despite that characters from around the world are usually done wrong, they Captain Ethnic ''can'' be done right a character portrayed in a plausible and interesting way -- usually by [[ShownTheirWork doing the research]] on local culture and creating a character that's likeable and cool in their own right. This is sadly rare. If When a Captain Ethnic with real depth and interest is done well, created, he might end up with [[MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales fans in the ethnic group that he comes from]].
10th Jun '17 7:04:51 AM sgamer82
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* Discussed in the ''Podcast/RedPandaAdventures'' in regards to rookie superhero the Black Eagle. The Red Panda notes that every other superhero he knows with "black" in their name actually ''is'' black, while the Eagle is not. He picked his name by combining two childhood nicknames, [[spoiler:the Black Cap and "Eagle-Eyes" Kelly]].
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