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24th Feb '18 11:23:39 AM chopshop
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* Deconstructed in ''{{Film/Drive}}'': Nino is a Jewish member of TheMafia and it seems like an example of this... until Bernie tries to criticize Nino for backstabbing the East Coast mob by saying they were like family. Nino angrily snaps that said “family” [[KickTheDog calls him a kike to his face]] and [[CondescendingCompassion still treats him like a dumb kid when he’s in his late forties]]. They see him as a TokenMinority at best, as “[[YouAreACreditToYourRace one of the good ones]]” at worst.
8th Feb '18 12:19:14 PM Skylentt
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* ''Manga/DGrayMan'' has the Noah family:thé Noah memory seems to choose its apostles indiscriminatedly all over the globe. They have two women including a Little girl, western europeans, à Black Man, an Indian Man, americans, an egyptian Man and an individual covered with a good of unknown fender. On thé other Hand the good guys are as diverse.
3rd Feb '18 12:36:05 PM nombretomado
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Needless to say, this trope is TruthInTelevision. For example, pirates were a notoriously motley crew, while mercenaries have accepted members on purely meritocratical basis in their gangs. Perhaps the most striking example has been [[NazisWithGnarlyWeapons Waffen-SS]], which founded ''dozens'' of voluntary divisions amongst the conquered peoples when things began to go pear-shaped with Germany. Those foreign volunteers were usually the hardest fighting units at the end of the Third Reich. Any other specific RealLife examples are superfluous and therefore redundant.

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Needless to say, this trope is TruthInTelevision. For example, pirates were a notoriously motley crew, while mercenaries have accepted members on purely meritocratical basis in their gangs. Perhaps the most striking example has been [[NazisWithGnarlyWeapons [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons Waffen-SS]], which founded ''dozens'' of voluntary divisions amongst the conquered peoples when things began to go pear-shaped with Germany. Those foreign volunteers were usually the hardest fighting units at the end of the Third Reich. Any other specific RealLife examples are superfluous and therefore redundant.
3rd Feb '18 11:52:54 AM Euodiachloris
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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
** The Brave Companions (aka the Bloody Mummers) mercenary band of Vargo Hoat includes killers from all over the world, including several Westerosi, Dothraki, Dornishmen, Ibbenese, Lyseni and etc. So long as you are a competent fighter and AxCrazy, you are in. Of course, for this very diverse bunch, there are no female members possibly because [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil no women would be safe around them]].
** The Faith of R'hillor is characterized by its [[TheFundamentalist brutal fundamentalism]] and [[KillItWithFire burning unbelievers at the stake]]. It also promotes gender and racial equality with [[LadyOfBlackMagic Melisandre]] and [[ScaryBlackMan Moqorro]] as its members, and take anyone in regardless of background.

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Has a few examples. In a CrapsackWorld, competency over background occasionally comes in handy, after all.
** The Brave Companions (aka the Bloody Mummers) Mummers), the mercenary band of Vargo Hoat Hoat's, includes killers from all over the world, including known world and from various class backgrounds. This includes several Westerosi, Dothraki, Dornishmen, Ibbenese, Lyseni Lyseni, etc. Most are "middle class" in origin, but some come from the gutter and etc. a couple fell from the heights. So long as you are both a competent fighter and AxCrazy, ''and'' with an AxCrazy streak of a hefty width, you are in. Of course, for this very diverse bunch, there are no female members members... possibly because [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil no women would be safe around them]].
them for even three minutes]].
** The Faith of R'hillor R'hllor is characterized by its [[TheFundamentalist brutal fundamentalism]] and [[KillItWithFire burning unbelievers at the stake]]. It also promotes gender and racial equality with [[LadyOfBlackMagic Melisandre]] and [[ScaryBlackMan Moqorro]] as its members, and take anyone in regardless of background. It often bulks its ranks by buying slaves and training them up for the priesthood. It's emancipation. Of a sort.
3rd Feb '18 11:36:07 AM nombretomado
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* Carl Grissom's criminal syndicate in ''Film/{{Batman}}'' was remarkably diverse, containing representatives with [[FacialProfiling stereotypically Italian, Jewish, and Chinese facial features]]; when TheJoker takes over this gang, he hires a Black kung-fu expert (by far his most lethal henchman) and adds him to the mix. There's even an AmbiguouslyBrown (Arab? Latino? Half-Polynesian?) samurai-swordsman with EightiesHair who appears to have a high rank in the gang hierarchy. Inverted with Lieutenant Eckhardt's squad of crooked cops, who are all white; Commissioner Gordon, meanwhile, has at least two Black men working for him, one of whom appears to have the rank of captain, as he reports to Gordon personally.

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* Carl Grissom's criminal syndicate in ''Film/{{Batman}}'' was remarkably diverse, containing representatives with [[FacialProfiling stereotypically Italian, Jewish, and Chinese facial features]]; when TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker takes over this gang, he hires a Black kung-fu expert (by far his most lethal henchman) and adds him to the mix. There's even an AmbiguouslyBrown (Arab? Latino? Half-Polynesian?) samurai-swordsman with EightiesHair who appears to have a high rank in the gang hierarchy. Inverted with Lieutenant Eckhardt's squad of crooked cops, who are all white; Commissioner Gordon, meanwhile, has at least two Black men working for him, one of whom appears to have the rank of captain, as he reports to Gordon personally.



* The Jokerz in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' seem to take anyone with a sick sense of humour (of course, considering [[TheJoker whom the gang members have as their hero]], [[MonsterClown almost everyone's face ends up getting whitened anyway]]), regardless of gender and ethnicity, and of the three spliced hoods in "Splicers" one's female and one's black.

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* The Jokerz in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' seem to take anyone with a sick sense of humour (of course, considering [[TheJoker [[ComicBook/TheJoker whom the gang members have as their hero]], [[MonsterClown almost everyone's face ends up getting whitened anyway]]), regardless of gender and ethnicity, and of the three spliced hoods in "Splicers" one's female and one's black.
2nd Feb '18 5:31:55 PM TheNerevarine
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the Brave Companions (aka the Bloody Mummers) mercenary band of Vargo Hoat includes killers from all over the world, including several free cities (contrasted with the feudalism of Westeros).

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
** The
Brave Companions (aka the Bloody Mummers) mercenary band of Vargo Hoat includes killers from all over the world, including several free cities (contrasted Westerosi, Dothraki, Dornishmen, Ibbenese, Lyseni and etc. So long as you are a competent fighter and AxCrazy, you are in. Of course, for this very diverse bunch, there are no female members possibly because [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil no women would be safe around them]].
** The Faith of R'hillor is characterized by its [[TheFundamentalist brutal fundamentalism]] and [[KillItWithFire burning unbelievers at the stake]]. It also promotes gender and racial equality
with [[LadyOfBlackMagic Melisandre]] and [[ScaryBlackMan Moqorro]] as its members, and take anyone in regardless of background.
** While [[AntiVillain not exactly evil]], Stannis Baratheon has a very unpopular reputation as an EvilOverlord. He also relies on a very diverse crew (something he is sneered at by his rivals) with aforementioned Melisandre as a foreigner priestess, privateers from Essos and his [[TheLancer second-in-command]] being a former smuggler turned landed knight. He is also
the feudalism of Westeros). first monarch to accept Wildlings into his ranks, though admittedly under strict conditions.
30th Jan '18 8:37:21 PM humanpunk
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* The various raider gangs/tribes found throughout the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series, generally don't seem to have a problem with recruiting either gender or any particular race, as long as their an evil cutthroat bastard, up for [[RapePillageAndBurn pillaging the innocent, weak, and defenseless]], you're okay in their book.

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* The various raider gangs/tribes found throughout the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series, generally don't seem to have a problem with recruiting either gender or any particular race, as race. As long as their you're an evil cutthroat bastard, up for [[RapePillageAndBurn pillaging the innocent, weak, and defenseless]], you're okay in their book.
29th Jan '18 8:25:20 PM jormis29
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** SPECTRE, the NebulousEvilOrganization that 007 [[Film/DrNo fought]] [[Film/FromRussiaWithLove in]] [[Film/{{Thunderball}} the]] [[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice earlier]] [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService movies]] [[Film/DiamondsAreForever and]] [[Film/CasinoRoyale in]] [[Film/QuantumOfSolace the]] [[Film/{{Skyfall}} rebooted]] [[Film/{{Spectre}} timeline]], is comprised of {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s, {{Corrupt Politician}}s, and TerroristsWithoutACause, among other evil factions, not to mention {{Mooks}} of different nationalities, including ScaryBlackMen, {{Evil Brit}}s, {{French Jerk}}s, FarEastAsianTerrorists, and {{Renegade Russian}}s. Usually, they'll be be at each other's necks, but how does SPECTRE's chief, Ernst Stavro Blofeld, who is of Polish descent in the original films and is an Austrian in ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', manage to keep the lid between the various underlings? He actually doesn't care about nationality or ideology, but how much SPECTRE is profiting from their EvilPlan.

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** SPECTRE, the NebulousEvilOrganization that 007 [[Film/DrNo fought]] [[Film/FromRussiaWithLove in]] [[Film/{{Thunderball}} the]] [[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice earlier]] [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService movies]] [[Film/DiamondsAreForever and]] [[Film/CasinoRoyale [[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 in]] [[Film/QuantumOfSolace the]] [[Film/{{Skyfall}} rebooted]] [[Film/{{Spectre}} timeline]], is comprised of {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s, {{Corrupt Politician}}s, and TerroristsWithoutACause, among other evil factions, not to mention {{Mooks}} of different nationalities, including ScaryBlackMen, {{Evil Brit}}s, {{French Jerk}}s, FarEastAsianTerrorists, and {{Renegade Russian}}s. Usually, they'll be be at each other's necks, but how does SPECTRE's chief, Ernst Stavro Blofeld, who is of Polish descent in the original films and is an Austrian in ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', manage to keep the lid between the various underlings? He actually doesn't care about nationality or ideology, but how much SPECTRE is profiting from their EvilPlan.
16th Jan '18 6:53:40 PM ThorfinnRowle
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** WordOfGod also confirms that wizards of any moral standing generally don't care about actual race, sexuality, etc.

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** There doesn't seem to be any sexism among the Death Eaters. Though the majority are males, one of the most prominent Death Eaters is the female Bellatrix Lestrange and a reasonable number can be seen in the films. Moreover when the trio questions whether Dolores Umbridge or Walburga Black were Death Eaters nobody cites their sex as a problem. Even Narcissa Malfoy who isn't an official Death Eater is expected to participate in their activities on some occasions.
** Hell even Muggle-borns are allowed to join Voldemort's circle in certain cases. Lord Voldemort wanted Lily Potter to join him despite her Muggle-born status.
** WordOfGod also confirms that wizards of any moral standing generally don't care about actual race, sexuality, etc.



** Among the series four {{Elemental Nation}}s, the [[PlayingWithFire Fire]] [[TheEmpire Nation]] has integrated women into their armed forces (though only in the homeland, not the occupying army), none of them question being ordered around by [[DaddysLittleVillain a teenage girl]], and even their [[FridgeHorror prisons]] are [[PrisonRape unisex]]. Contrast this with the Northern Water Tribe, which [[StayInTheKitchen didn't even allow women to learn combative]] [[MakingASplash Waterbending]] until Southern Tribemember Katara forced the issue, and the Earth Kingdom, which doesn't have any women in positions of power. And though the typical Fire Nation policy and attitude towards other nations is [[FantasticRacism essentially racist]], Princess Azula is quite willing to employ the Dai Li (the [[DishingOutDirt Earthbender]] SecretPolice of Ba Sing Se, whose ruthlessness she admires), and even returns to the homeland with a personal contingent of them.

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** Among the series four {{Elemental Nation}}s, the [[PlayingWithFire Fire]] [[TheEmpire Nation]] has integrated women into their armed forces (though they're only seen in the homeland, not never the occupying army), army even though Zhao implies their presence), none of them question being ordered around by [[DaddysLittleVillain a teenage girl]], and even their [[FridgeHorror prisons]] are [[PrisonRape unisex]]. Contrast this with the Northern Water Tribe, which [[StayInTheKitchen didn't even allow women to learn combative]] [[MakingASplash Waterbending]] until Southern Tribemember Katara forced the issue, and the Earth Kingdom, which doesn't have any women in positions of power. And though the typical Fire Nation policy and attitude towards other nations is [[FantasticRacism essentially racist]], Princess Azula is quite willing to employ the Dai Li (the [[DishingOutDirt Earthbender]] SecretPolice of Ba Sing Se, whose ruthlessness she admires), and even returns to the homeland with a personal contingent of them.
14th Jan '18 4:21:45 PM TheNerevarine
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* ''ComicBook/PathfinderWorldscape'': Empress Camilla has an extremely diverse collection of minions from multiple dimensions such as a [[TheTimeOfMyths Hyborian]] [[EvilSorcerer sorcerer]], a [[SnakePeople snake woman]], a KillerGorilla, White Martians, a Black Martian and an elf, the last two are lesbians.

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* ''ComicBook/PathfinderWorldscape'': Empress Camilla has an extremely diverse collection of minions from multiple dimensions such as a [[TheTimeOfMyths Hyborian]] [[EvilSorcerer sorcerer]], a [[SnakePeople snake woman]], a KillerGorilla, White Martians, a Black Martian and an elf, the last two are lesbians. Quite progressive for a tyrant used to rule over an African trible as a deity and demanded human sacrifice from them, and now presides over the titular Worldscape.
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