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3rd May '16 2:39:46 PM eroock
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** In the [[Film/DieHard first film]] besides Hans Gruber and his mostly blonde, Eurotrash henchmen, his gang of terrorist/thieves also included a nerdy black computer hacker, an Asian guy with a Fu Manchu mustache, and an American who looked a lot like Huey Lewis.

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** In the [[Film/DieHard first film]] besides Hans Gruber and his mostly [[BlondGuysAreEvil blonde, Eurotrash henchmen, henchmen]], his gang of terrorist/thieves also included a nerdy black computer hacker, an Asian guy with a Fu Manchu mustache, and an American who looked a lot like Huey Lewis.
29th Apr '16 8:37:04 PM Anicomicgeek
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* Somewhat lampshaded during Marvel's Acts Of Vengeance event, in which Loki assembles an evil team supreme consisting of Doctor Doom (Romani), {{Magneto}} (Jewish), the Mandarin (Chinese), the Kingpin, the Wizard, and the ComicBook/RedSkull (a Nazi). It ''really'' didn't work out. Entirely apart from the clash of egos, none of them could stand the Skull, and vice-versa. When you put the most evil Nazi in fiction in the same team as [[SwissArmySuperpower the most powerful]] and [[HeWhoFightsMonsters pissed off Holocaust survivor]] in history, you are really pushing the limits of this trope. To the surprise of nobody, the event ended with Magneto [[KickTheSonOfABitch locking the Skull in an underground bunker with no light and limited water]], to [[AndIMustScream die painfully of thirst and starvation]] with just his sins for company. The two men had never met, but {{Magneto}} hated him anyway (with ''very'' good reason; nobody else liked hm either). When his minions broke him out, the first thing he did was [[TitleDrop swear vengeance on the mutant.]]

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* Somewhat lampshaded during Marvel's Acts Of Vengeance event, in which Loki assembles an evil team supreme consisting of Doctor Doom SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom (Romani), {{Magneto}} SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} (Jewish), the Mandarin (Chinese), the Kingpin, the Wizard, and the ComicBook/RedSkull (a Nazi). It ''really'' didn't work out. Entirely apart from the clash of egos, none of them could stand the Skull, and vice-versa. When you put the most evil Nazi in fiction in the same team as [[SwissArmySuperpower the most powerful]] and [[HeWhoFightsMonsters pissed off Holocaust survivor]] in history, you are really pushing the limits of this trope. To the surprise of nobody, the event ended with Magneto [[KickTheSonOfABitch locking the Skull in an underground bunker with no light and limited water]], to [[AndIMustScream die painfully of thirst and starvation]] with just his sins for company. The two men had never met, but {{Magneto}} Magneto hated him anyway (with ''very'' good reason; nobody else liked hm either). When his minions broke him out, the first thing he did was [[TitleDrop swear vengeance on the mutant.]]



''ComicBook/Asterix'': As expected from pirates, they are a motley crew of several nationalities and one inclination: get gold through the easy cutthroat way. Also one tendency to run away from a certain pair of Gauls.

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''ComicBook/Asterix'': * ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'': As expected from pirates, they are a motley crew of several nationalities and one inclination: get gold through the easy cutthroat way. Also one tendency to run away from a certain pair of Gauls.
22nd Apr '16 6:47:17 AM Katsuhagi
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* ''VideoGame/FarCry4'' has the Royal Army of [[TheCaligula Pagan Min]], who unlike the Golden Path resistance opposing him has many women in it while the Golden Path has very few, and their previous leader (and father of the protagonist, Ajay) Mohan had an extreme StayInTheKitchen attitude that had lethal consequences in the backstory of the game. Pagan also casually comments that he has not problem with homosexuality and by implication accepts openly gay members in his organization.
13th Apr '16 4:40:30 PM Rebu
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* [[Franchise/CarmenSandiego V.I.L.E.]] has boasted villains of all ages, genders, nationalities, and even a couple who weren't human - and of course, their leader is a Hispanic woman herself (assuming that is her real name and not just an alias).

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* [[Franchise/CarmenSandiego ''Franchise/CarmenSandiego'''s V.I.L.E.]] has boasted villains of all ages, genders, nationalities, and even a couple who weren't human - and of course, their leader is a Hispanic woman herself (assuming that is her real name and not just an alias).
13th Apr '16 4:33:36 PM Rebu
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** Later on, AOS reveals that [[spoiler:HYDRA is actually a multinational conspiracy stretching back centuries, of which Schmidt's operation was just a small part. They don't seem to give a hoot about race or gender.]]

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** Later on, AOS reveals that [[spoiler:HYDRA is actually a multinational conspiracy stretching back centuries, millenia, of which Schmidt's operation was just a small part.spinoff. They don't seem to give a hoot about race or gender.]]
13th Apr '16 4:31:04 PM Rebu
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** Later on, AOS reveals that [[spoiler:HYDRA is actually a multinational conspiracy stretching back centuries, of which Schmidt's operation was just a small part. They don't seem to give a hoot about race or gender.]]



* In ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', the good guys' team consists entirely of white people, and is mostly male with only one female in a relatively high profile position, while the bad guys' team includes a black BigBad, some white male mooks, and an AmbiguouslyBrown female who is not only TheDragon but clearly the most dangerous of the lot.

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* In ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', the good guys' team consists entirely of white people, upper-class British people (barring Eggsy), and is mostly male with only one female in a relatively high profile position, while the bad guys' team includes a black BigBad, some white male mooks, and an AmbiguouslyBrown female who is not only TheDragon but clearly the most dangerous of the lot.
13th Apr '16 12:30:45 PM Tribun
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* Hugo Drax in Film/{{Moonraker}} doesn't discriminate by gender or race. The number of women and non-whites in his ranks is impressive - especially for 1979. Even more impressive that this also counts for the crew of his space station. Only very seldom does another viallain in the series have such deversity in his ranks.
7th Apr '16 9:28:08 PM Observance
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* ''The Annihilation Score'', sixth book in ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'' and a novel-length parody of the superhero genre, briefly discusses the UnfortunateImplications around this trope. The book itself averts it, as the plot is mostly moved by one particular supervillain.
-->"Superman, Iron Man, Batman, you name it. Rich, powerful, white alpha males who dress up in gimp suits and beat up ethnically diverse lower class criminals."
4th Apr '16 4:26:18 AM Shadowgazer
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''ComicBook/Asterix'': As expected from pirates, they are a motley crew of several nationalities and one inclination: get gold through the easy cutthroat way. Also one tendency to run away from a certain pair of Gauls.



* In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', Scar generally gets along with the hyenas (though being a snob, he looks down on ''everyone'') and is more than willing to employ them in his plans to take the throne, and integrates them into the Pride Lands after becoming king, whereas the other "good" lions are pretty big pricks to them. (Hilariously, this has led [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical some conservative propagandists to portray Scar as an evil socialist]] because he gave special privileges to the hyenas and the Pride Lands fell into decay as a result.) Additionally, going by the voice actors, the hyenas [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Shenzi, Banzai and Ed]] are respectively black, Hispanic and white.

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* In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', Scar generally gets along with the hyenas (though being a snob, he looks down on ''everyone'') and is more than willing to employ them in his plans to take the throne, and integrates them into the Pride Lands after becoming king, whereas the other "good" lions are pretty big pricks to them.them (though they may have their reasons). (Hilariously, this has led [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical some conservative propagandists to portray Scar as an evil socialist]] because he gave special privileges to the hyenas and the Pride Lands fell into decay as a result.) Additionally, going by the voice actors, the hyenas [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Shenzi, Banzai and Ed]] are respectively black, Hispanic and white.



** This is somewhat [[TruthInTelevision]] as real pirates didn't particularly care about race and accepted Anne Boney and Mary Read (although they both originally pretended to be men). Alternative sexualities were also welcomed.

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** This is somewhat [[TruthInTelevision]] as real pirates didn't particularly care about race and accepted Anne Boney and Mary Read (although they both originally pretended to be men). Alternative sexualities were also welcomed. They were all social rejects after all...
28th Mar '16 5:16:59 AM TokyoByNight
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** If you view them as [[EvilVersusEvil villains]], The Order of the Black Knights fit. They're the [[LaResistance resistance]] who's goal is to liberate Japan from [[TheEmpire Britannia]]. As you can imagine, the vast majority of members are Japanese, but its explicitly stated that your ethnicity is of little importance, and they're trying to reform Japan in the vision of the United States of America ([[AlternateHistory what it was supposed to be anyways]]). Case in point, their leader Zero aka Lelouch vi Britannia is of [[BlueBlood royal Britannian ancestry]]. Their top brass includes a [[ButNotTooForeign half-Japanese/half-Britannian]] woman as his right-hand woman (Kallen), an Indian woman running the R&D department (Rakshata), and a Britannian as the head of PR (Diethard). Also, it doesn't seem to matter much if you're a man or a woman as long as you can fight for them. The organization only gets more diverse later on.

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** If you view them as [[EvilVersusEvil villains]], The Order of the Black Knights fit. They're the [[LaResistance resistance]] who's goal is to liberate Japan from [[TheEmpire Britannia]]. As you can imagine, the vast majority of members are Japanese, but its explicitly stated that your ethnicity is of little importance, and they're trying to reform Japan in the vision of the United States of America ([[AlternateHistory what it was supposed to be anyways]]). Case in point, their leader Zero aka Lelouch vi Britannia is of [[BlueBlood royal Britannian ancestry]]. Their top brass includes a [[ButNotTooForeign half-Japanese/half-Britannian]] woman as his right-hand woman (Kallen), an Indian woman running the R&D department (Rakshata), and a Britannian as the head of PR (Diethard). Also, it doesn't seem to matter much if you're a man or a woman as long as you can fight for them. The organization only gets more diverse later on.
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