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19th Apr '18 10:23:21 AM IdumeanPatriot
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** Franchise/IronMan was actually created to fight these guys. Many long lasting characters like the Black Widow and some less long lasting like the Crimson Dynamo are a result of his constant battles against the 'Red Menace.' One of the differences between the appeal of Captain America and Iron Man, is that the former was created to fight Nazis and the latter was created to fight Communists, with Iron Man's ArchEnemy, the Mandarin being a YellowPeril caricature.

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** Franchise/IronMan was actually created to fight these guys. Many long lasting characters like the Black Widow and some less long lasting like the Crimson Dynamo are a result of his constant battles against the 'Red Menace.' For a while, the book even featured UsefulNotes/NikitaKhrushchev ([[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed "Comrade K"]]) as one of its regular villains. One of the differences between the appeal of Captain America and Iron Man, is that the former was created to fight Nazis and the latter was created to fight Communists, with Iron Man's ArchEnemy, the Mandarin being a Fu Manchu-ish YellowPeril caricature.archetype.
18th Apr '18 8:51:43 PM redandready45
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* ''Literature/FearLoathingAndGumboOnTheCampaignTrailSeventyTwo'':
** Played horrifically straight in , with Mao Yuanxin, Mao Zedong's psychotic nephew. He turns all of China into [[ThePurge a mass killing field]], with over 200 '''million''' people perishing during his reign, and [[DrugsAreBad floods the world with heroin]].
** Inverted in the sequel, where the USSR begins to adopt quasi-capitalist reforms (albeit by maintaining authoritarian governance) under the rule of Nikolai Ryzhkov, becoming a more prosperous place and having better relations with the rest of the world. Meanwhile America under [[spoiler: Donald Rumsfeld]] adopts an uber-right wing and hyper-capitalist ideology, becoming an impoverished backwater and a pariah state.
18th Mar '18 5:30:06 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' had several examples of this. The most {{egregious}} one is Colonel Volgin who is a DepravedBisexual that possesses lightning powers and a desire to start nuclear war with the West. Of course, the game he appears in is one long love letter to 1960s spy movies, so he's not too out of place. Revolver Ocelot might also qualify despite being ultimately disloyal to the Soviet system. Olga and Sergei Gurlukovich despite being unreconstructed communists, are played fairly honorably and thus do not fall under the DirtyCommunists trope.

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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' had several examples of this. The most {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} one is Colonel Volgin who is a DepravedBisexual that possesses lightning powers and a desire to start nuclear war with the West. Of course, the game he appears in is one long love letter to 1960s spy movies, so he's not too out of place. Revolver Ocelot might also qualify despite being ultimately disloyal to the Soviet system. Olga and Sergei Gurlukovich despite being unreconstructed communists, are played fairly honorably and thus do not fall under the DirtyCommunists trope.
18th Mar '18 4:00:38 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/TheTick'': Red Scare made an appearance in the live-action series as well, but in a completely different form. There, he was a 25-year-old Soviet combat android designed for one purpose: to kill UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter. A group of diehard Russian commandos (or something) unearth it as part of a poorly-explained plan to destroy the U.S. Postal System, but the robot goes haywire (at the exact same time as Jimmy Carter arrives in town for a book signing).

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* ''Series/TheTick'': ''Series/TheTick2001'': Red Scare made an appearance in the live-action series as well, but in a completely different form. There, he was a 25-year-old Soviet combat android designed for one purpose: to kill UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter. A group of diehard Russian commandos (or something) unearth it as part of a poorly-explained plan to destroy the U.S. Postal System, but the robot goes haywire (at the exact same time as Jimmy Carter arrives in town for a book signing).
7th Mar '18 5:34:27 PM federicomachado96
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Dirty Communists are, essentially, Cold War-era villainous portrayals of the Soviet Union's people. After UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, there was a very large effort to make them stock villains the same way ThoseWackyNazis were and still are (the fact that Stalin was an ally of convenience with the West against the Nazis and a tyrannical dictator with blood on his hands played a large part in that). Special attention is brought to emphasizing all those wacky tropes found in GloriousMotherRussia.

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Dirty Communists are, essentially, Cold War-era villainous portrayals of the Soviet Union's people. After UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, there was a very large effort to make them stock villains the same way ThoseWackyNazis were and still are (the fact that Stalin was an ally of convenience with the West against the Nazis and a tyrannical dictator with blood on his hands played a large part in that).are. Special attention is brought to emphasizing all those wacky tropes found in GloriousMotherRussia.
26th Jan '18 4:45:47 PM foxley
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* ''Series/MacGyver'', where the Soviets get called Soviets. When ''glasnost'' began in real life, the show started using {{Renegade Russian}}s.

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* ''Series/MacGyver'', ''Series/MacGyver1985'', where the Soviets get called Soviets. When ''glasnost'' began in real life, the show started using {{Renegade Russian}}s.
24th Jan '18 2:58:56 AM Cryoclaste
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* The ''NationalLampoon'' did a parody 1950s Red Scare comic book "Commie Plot Comics" that depicted the Soviets taking over America, commandering everything including Howard Johnson's: "We have only one flavor now, ''Red'' Raspberry, and we are out of that ''too,'' little comrade! [[EvilLaughter Ha ha ha!]]"

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* The ''NationalLampoon'' ''Franchise/NationalLampoon'' did a parody 1950s Red Scare comic book "Commie Plot Comics" that depicted the Soviets taking over America, commandering everything including Howard Johnson's: "We have only one flavor now, ''Red'' Raspberry, and we are out of that ''too,'' little comrade! [[EvilLaughter Ha ha ha!]]"
21st Jan '18 8:20:03 PM Dingbot
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*** For one thing, the actual Slavic god Perun did carry a hammer and a sickle in the old myths. For another, he's based on the 616 Perun of the Winter Guard/People's Protectorate/Supreme Soviets. For another, [[spoiler:he's the only one of the Liberators to survive.]]



*** For one thing, the actual Slavic god Perun did carry a hammer and a sickle in the old myths. For another, he's based on the 616 Perun of the Winter Guard/People's Protectorate/Supreme Soviets. For another, [[spoiler:he's the only one of the Liberators to survive.]]
18th Jan '18 11:02:52 AM toejam
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* ''The Price of Freedom'' plays it absolutely straight. In one early edition of one scenario the leader of TheKlan is referred to favourably as he is anti-red. (Strangely enough, at least some UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan groups did expose sentiments that were, if not communist, then highly socialist during the 1930s.) The commies are presented as [[CommieNazis taking away black and Jewish people for no apparent reason]]. If that's what communists did, wouldn't the Nightie Knights have switched their burning crosses for red flags long ago?

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* ''The Price of Freedom'' plays it absolutely straight. In one early edition of one scenario the leader of TheKlan is referred to favourably as he is anti-red. (Strangely enough, (although, at least some UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan groups did expose sentiments that were, if not communist, then highly socialist during the 1930s.express social democratic views.) The commies are presented as [[CommieNazis taking away black and Jewish people for no apparent reason]]. If that's what communists did, wouldn't the Nightie Knights have switched their burning crosses for red flags long ago?
14th Jan '18 3:19:44 PM JustTroper
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See RedChina for a similar trope dealing with that ''other'' Communist power. Contrast ChummyCommies.

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See RedChina for a similar trope dealing with that ''other'' Communist power. Contrast ChummyCommies.
ChummyCommies. Also contrast HeroicRussianEmigre, which is sympathetic portrayal of anti-Soviet Russians who had to emigrate to the West.
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