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23rd Jun '16 7:52:47 PM nombretomado
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* Captain Rush of ''TimeCrisis 4'' is an extremely proud American who even chides a villain for not having any patriotism.

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* Captain Rush of ''TimeCrisis 4'' ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis4'' is an extremely proud American who even chides a villain for not having any patriotism.
21st Jun '16 10:47:47 AM dlchen145
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A [[WretchedHive Crapsack Land]] full of [[BloodKnight war-mongering]], [[PointyHairedBoss ignorant]] {{Jerkass}}es whose infuriating prosperity is the product of their infinite greed. Americans come into your country either as tourists or invaders, [[ItsAllAboutMe always acting like they own the place]] [[CondescendingCompassion and letting you know how it 'should be' run]]. Most of them are [[FatBastard obese]], [[DirtyCommies 'Socialism'-hating]], [[TheFundamentalist Bible-thumping]], {{heteronormative|Crusader}} GunNut MoralGuardians from their DeepSouth or TheWildWest who subsist on a diet of [[OnlyElectricSheepAreCheap synthetic fast food and TV dinners]], and those who aren't are either [[GangsterLand criminals that rule the urban areas]], shameless anorexic {{rich bitch}}es from HollywoodCalifornia, or {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s and [[TheScrooge Scrooges]] who view [[KillThePoor poor people as plagues upon humanity]]. Also if you're an immigrant or a minority, be prepared to be treated as a second class citizen at best or vermin at the worst. Last but not least, they '''suck''' at [[GlobalIgnorance global geography]]. [[FlameBait This flavor is, of course, no 'truer' than any other - and especially not when it comes to individual US citizens.]]

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A [[WretchedHive Crapsack Land]] full of [[BloodKnight war-mongering]], [[PointyHairedBoss ignorant]] {{Jerkass}}es whose infuriating prosperity is the product of their infinite greed. Americans come into your country either as tourists or invaders, [[ItsAllAboutMe always acting like they own the place]] [[CondescendingCompassion and letting you know how it 'should be' run]]. Most of them are [[FatBastard obese]], [[DirtyCommies 'Socialism'-hating]], [[TheFundamentalist Bible-thumping]], {{heteronormative|Crusader}} GunNut MoralGuardians from their DeepSouth or TheWildWest who subsist on a diet of [[OnlyElectricSheepAreCheap synthetic fast food and TV dinners]], and those who aren't are either [[GangsterLand criminals that rule the urban areas]], shameless anorexic {{rich bitch}}es from HollywoodCalifornia, or {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s and [[TheScrooge Scrooges]] who view [[KillThePoor poor people as plagues upon humanity]]. Also if you're an immigrant or a minority, be prepared to be treated as a second class citizen at best or vermin at the worst. Last but not least, they '''suck''' at [[GlobalIgnorance global geography]]. [[FlameBait This As with the above, this flavor is, of course, is no 'truer' than any other - and especially not when it comes to individual US citizens.]]
16th Jun '16 11:57:10 PM PaulA
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* Subverted by Creator/OscarWilde in "The Canterville Ghost". "Americans have everything in common with us now-a-days except the Language."

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* Subverted by Creator/OscarWilde in "The Canterville Ghost"."Literature/TheCantervilleGhost". "Americans have everything in common with us now-a-days except the Language."
29th May '16 1:33:24 PM Chabal2
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** ''Literature/TheMysteriousIsland'': Five Union Americans escape from a Confederate prison and use their wits and knowledge to survive and even rebuild a functional society on their island, intending for it to be a new state. Though Nab is black, and is automatically treated as a servant (which he chooses to be, being a freed slave), though this falls into FairForItsDay.
27th May '16 10:51:18 PM RichardX1
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** And now he's been revealed to have been a HYDRA agent all this time, so Type 1 is a lie in the MarvelUniverse.
27th May '16 6:58:47 AM Anarquistador
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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E3ATownCalledMercy "A Town Called Mercy"]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The town called Mercy]] is a microcosm of everything good about America: it's a diverse place full of good-hearted people who just want to start their lives over and live in peace...and they all have guns and know how to use them.
22nd May '16 1:29:08 PM LinTaylor
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* In ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', the third novel (and thus the final story arc of the original anime) has an American submarine captain who's obsessed with hunting down the mysterious "ghost submarine" (the Tuatha De Danaan) because he's convinced it's part of a Japanese plot, at one point attempting to rouse his men by saying "Remember Pearl Harbor!" However, the rest of the crew is portrayed as level-headed, competent sailors who are frustrated with their skipper's [[Literature/MobyDick Ahab]] act and either ignore him, or try to stop him when he tries to go too far.

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* In ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', the third novel (and thus the final story arc of the original anime) has an American submarine captain Captain Killy B. Sailor, who's obsessed with hunting down the mysterious "ghost submarine" (the Tuatha De Danaan) because he's convinced it's part of a Japanese plot, at one point attempting to rouse his men by saying "Remember Pearl Harbor!" However, the rest of the crew is portrayed as level-headed, competent sailors who are frustrated with their skipper's [[Literature/MobyDick Ahab]] act and either ignore him, or try to stop him when he tries wants to go too far.far. In the novels beyond the anime, he gets a DieHardOnAnX plot where he's treated like a nutcase (the people in the know even snidely refer to him as "John [=McLane=]"), but he's also redeemed when it's revealed that [[spoiler:he was friends with Tessa Testarossa's parents before they were killed, and after he learns that she's the captain of the [=TdD=] he pulls a BigDamnHeroes moment near the end of the story.]]



* Since its inception ''Gundam'' has focused on Mixed Flavor characters whenever it decides to add an American to the storyline (starting with Sleggar Law in the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam original series]]), but as best shown by Chibodee and Duo, those Mixed Flavored types tend to be well designed and largely positive characters. Thus is the sentiment of Nils Nielsen in ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'', a young science prodigy who enters into the Gunpla Battle World Championship discover the secrets behind the [[MinovskyPhysics Plavsky]] [[{{Unobtanium}} particle]]. On the surface, Nils looks like a combination of Boorish and a MartyStu: while he is not loud nor overly boisterous like some Eagleland types, he can still be rather arrogant and snide, while his inherent knowledge and manipulation of Plavsky particles makes him something of a GameBreaker in Gunpla battles. Alongside, his apparent obsession with Japanese culture (which outdoes even [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Mister Bushido's]]), such that he dresses in a gi and hakama during fights, utilizes an [[{{Anvilicious}} anviliciously]] samurai themed [[Manga/MobileSuitGundamSEEDAstray Astray]] and holds black belts in three martial arts commonly practiced in Japan only makes him feel more like a Marty Stu[[note]]Though in hindsight one could see the samurai themes to Nils' character as a result of the OneOfUs camaraderie younger Japanese feel toward American anime fans and Japanophiles. See in Real Life below[[/note]]. However, as the series continues, Nils slowly comes out of his shell while getting sucked into the crazy antics of the series, all the while performing great strides of valor and determination as well as acting as the OnlySaneMan amongst the main cast (much to his comical exasperation). All of this comes to a head when he finally admits that he's as much a ''Gundam''/Gunpla fans as everyone else, at which point he settles in with the main group and goes on to play a pivotal role in the final battle.

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* Since its inception ''Gundam'' has focused on Mixed Flavor characters whenever it decides to add an American to the storyline (starting with Sleggar Law in the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam original series]]), but as best shown by Chibodee and Duo, those Mixed Flavored types tend to be well designed and largely positive characters. Thus is the sentiment of Nils Nielsen in ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'', a young science prodigy who enters into the Gunpla Battle World Championship discover the secrets behind the [[MinovskyPhysics Plavsky]] [[{{Unobtanium}} particle]]. On the surface, Nils looks like a combination of Boorish and a MartyStu: while he is not loud nor overly boisterous like some Eagleland types, he can still be rather arrogant and snide, while his inherent knowledge and manipulation of Plavsky particles makes him something of a GameBreaker in Gunpla battles. Alongside, his apparent obsession with Japanese culture (which outdoes even [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Mister Bushido's]]), such that he dresses in a gi and hakama during fights, utilizes an [[{{Anvilicious}} anviliciously]] samurai themed [[Manga/MobileSuitGundamSEEDAstray Astray]] and holds black belts in three martial arts commonly practiced in Japan only makes him feel more like a Marty Stu[[note]]Though in hindsight one could see the samurai themes to Nils' character as a result of the OneOfUs camaraderie younger Japanese feel toward American anime fans and Japanophiles. See in Real Life below[[/note]]. However, as the series continues, Nils slowly comes out of his shell while getting sucked into the crazy antics of the series, all the while performing great strides of valor and determination as well as acting as the OnlySaneMan amongst the main cast (much to his comical exasperation). All of this comes to a head when he finally admits that he's as much a ''Gundam''/Gunpla fans as everyone else, at which point he settles in with the main group and goes on to play a pivotal role in the final battle. Interestingly, his OnlySaneMan nature also applies to his initial motivation: he's the only person in the show who asks [[ReedRichardsIsUseless "We have this fantastic technology, why aren't we using it to make the world a better place instead of using it to simulate robot battles?"]]
** By the end of the series, he [[spoiler:helps re-create the Plavsky Particle after its original source vanishes, meaning he's the reason Gunpla Battles can continue, and in the [[Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry sequel series]] he's grown up, mellowed out, married his love interest, and runs a gigantic laboratory that serves as a training camp for Gunpla Battle teams. Unfortunately, he's had to retire from the game himself, saying that his comprehensive knowledge of the system would give him an unfair advantage.]]




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* ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' offers a few strange examples. Though he's ethnically Japanese, SecondRider Gou Shijima[=/=]Kamen Rider Mach has spent the last few years in America training and comes back to Japan with a boisterous, in-your-face American attitude (complete with a long introduction CatchPhrase said every time he transforms), and is initially a bit of a JerkAss[[note]]His attitude being that since the Riders' powers come from the same source as their enemies', there's nothing wrong with taking morally questionable actions to defeat them; Drive opposes him, mostly because he's a ByTheBookCop[[/note]]. However, it's revealed he has a pretty big FreudianExcuse ([[spoiler:His father is the BigBad and the one who started all this mess to begin with by inventing the Roidmudes]]), and over time he mellows out.
** We also have Gou's mentor, Professor Harley Hendrickson, who only puts in a couple of appearances but is portrayed as a genial, boisterous, Santa-like genius on a motorcycle who helps the heroes out whenever he can. Drive's mentor[=/=]sentient TransformationTrinket Mr. Belt (Krim Steinbelt) MIGHT count[[note]]He's played by a Japanese-American actor, but the character's ethnicity never comes up in the series[[/note]]; he's a good-hearted and noble scientist who comes to view Shinnosuke as family, but his main flaw is keeping secrets, which he drops early in the show.
12th May '16 2:44:55 AM Adept
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* The ''MarmaladeBoy'' anime has several characters who incarnated diverse variations of Eagleland #2. The one who shows up more often is Michael Grant, who started learning Japanese after watching several Japanese movies, acts like an overactive [[GenkiGirl Genki Boy]] and is quite fixated on his host sister, Miki. Also, we have Yuu's American friends and schoolmates: a HotBlooded semi JerkJock (Brian), a blonde ClingyJealousGirl (Jenny), a sweet and homely CoolBigSis (Doris) and young man who pretends to be sexually ambiguous to a degree (Bill).

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* The ''MarmaladeBoy'' ''Manga/MarmaladeBoy'' anime has several characters who incarnated diverse variations of Eagleland #2. The one who shows up more often is Michael Grant, who started learning Japanese after watching several Japanese movies, acts like an overactive [[GenkiGirl Genki Boy]] and is quite fixated on his host sister, Miki. Also, we have Yuu's American friends and schoolmates: a HotBlooded semi JerkJock (Brian), a blonde ClingyJealousGirl (Jenny), a sweet and homely CoolBigSis (Doris) and young man who pretends to be sexually ambiguous to a degree (Bill).
9th May '16 4:42:02 AM eowynjedi
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* Captain Archer of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' is from a single-government future Earth, but his American origins are still evident. He envisions himself as a BoldExplorer but is highly judgmental of alien practices and actually brings his dog to a sacred tree grove on another planet. His moral grandstanding often gets him in trouble and bothers his Vulcan first officer, but sometimes his blunt approach does have good results. When put on trial by the Klingons at one point, his defense lawyer's argument boils down to "he's a bumbling idiot, but his heart is in the right place."
1st May '16 7:00:16 AM Kalaong
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* Garth Ennis' ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'' portrayed America as glass half empty Boorish, to the point where the military are launching terrorist attacks to justify war.



* A lot of the comic book writers from across the pond, even those that have written Marvel and DC books for years, tend to love turning our original superheroes on their ear, basically making them even more jingoistic, or just jerkasses, for shock value or to go DarkerAndEdgier. A handful of heroes still hold out as the fair-minded Beautiful idealists, and ironically their scarcity makes ''them'' the more remarkable ones. Creator/GarthEnnis has a recurring interest in America, often playing off The Beautiful (the national mythology of America and what the characters strive for) against The Boorish (what tends to be the reality in his strips) and the clashes thereof. Examples of this clash include Tommy Monaghan, Hitman, genuinely respecting and idolizing Superman; and the views of British/Irish immigrants and visitors to the States, all of them noticing and decrying the Boorish parts of America while ''simultaneously'' loving the place.

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* A lot of the comic book writers from across the pond, even those that have written Marvel and DC books for years, tend to love turning our original superheroes on their ear, basically making them even more jingoistic, or just jerkasses, for shock value or to go DarkerAndEdgier. A handful of heroes still hold out as the fair-minded Beautiful idealists, and ironically their scarcity makes ''them'' the more remarkable ones. Creator/GarthEnnis
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has a recurring interest in America, often playing off The Beautiful (the national mythology of America and what the characters strive for) against The Boorish (what tends to be the reality in his strips) and the clashes thereof. Examples of this clash include Tommy Monaghan, Hitman, genuinely respecting and idolizing Superman; and the views of British/Irish immigrants and visitors to the States, all of them noticing and decrying the Boorish parts of America while ''simultaneously'' loving the place. Slanted more towards the Boorish are [[ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX Punisher]] and [[ComicBook/FuryMyWarGoneBy Nick Fury]], [[AtLeastIAdmitIt self-admitted]] sociopaths who [[TheFettered attempt to restrict]] their violence to those who deserve it, while surrounded by corrupt cops and generals who fake terrorist attacks to justify war.
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