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13th Jun '16 11:20:17 AM OrigamiTovaychy
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* The Knights of Len from ''[[http://space-blood.thecomicseries.com/comics/1 Space Blood]]'' are in equal authority and that both the men and women can both be warriors and can even be part of the Blood Council in contrast to the Zedi who mostly have men as warriors and that the Zedi Masters are all male, [[LightIsNotGood But are also evil]].
31st May '16 11:30:13 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', among the series four {{Elemental Nation}}s, EvilEmpire the [[PlayingWithFire Fire]] 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 a teenage girl, and even their [[FridgeHorror prisons]] are [[PrisonRape unisex]]. Contrast this with the Northern Water Tribe, which 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 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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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', among ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
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the series four {{Elemental Nation}}s, EvilEmpire the [[PlayingWithFire Fire]] 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 a teenage girl, and even their [[FridgeHorror prisons]] are [[PrisonRape unisex]]. Contrast this with the Northern Water Tribe, which 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 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.



* SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has the titular Avatar visit multicultural Republic City, where criminal gangs are common. While some seem to be racially exclusive, the [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Triple Threat Triads]] each consist of a Firebender, Waterbender and Earthbender. (Compare the police force, which used to be entirely Earthbenders, but is now more diverse.)

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* ** SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has the titular Avatar visit multicultural Republic City, where criminal gangs are common. While some seem to be racially exclusive, the [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Triple Threat Triads]] each consist of a Firebender, Waterbender and Earthbender. (Compare the police force, which used to be entirely Earthbenders, but is now more diverse.)


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* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'', Krang is an "equal opportunity tyrant"; he uses that phrase himself when he hires Lotus.
31st May '16 11:22:23 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Somewhat lampshaded during Marvel's Acts Of Vengeance event, in which Loki assembles an evil team supreme consisting of SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom (Romani), ComicBook/{{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.]]
** The Red Skull (well, his clone) is the leader of a team of "superheroes" dubbed the S-Men in ''Comicbook/UncannyAvengers''. The team is very diverse, with a membership drawing from places as far off as Greece and Ethiopia. {{Lampshaded}} in that the Red Skull is still a horrible bigot, and only assembled such a diverse group to help sway the general public against his current target; mutants.

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* Somewhat lampshaded during Marvel's Acts Of Vengeance event, in which Loki assembles an evil team supreme consisting of SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom (Romani), ComicBook/{{Magneto}} (Jewish), the Mandarin (Chinese), the Kingpin, the Wizard, and the ComicBook/RedSkull (a Nazi). (He tried to recruit Namor too, which would have added an Atlantean to the group had Namor accepted, but he did not.) 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.]]
** The * Speaking of which, the Red Skull (well, his clone) is the leader of a team of "superheroes" dubbed the S-Men in ''Comicbook/UncannyAvengers''. The team is very diverse, with a membership drawing from places as far off as Greece and Ethiopia. {{Lampshaded}} in that the Red Skull is still a horrible bigot, and only assembled such a diverse group to help sway the general public against his current target; mutants.
30th May '16 8:21:54 PM Bat178
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* In ''VideoGame/SplinterCellBlacklist'', the Engineers are mentioned to be borderless. While most of the higher-ups are Arabs, their leader is British, and the regular footgrunts include (Judging by their accents) Arabs, British, Mexicans, Russians, and even Americans (Whose country the Engineers are terrorizing).

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* In ''VideoGame/SplinterCellBlacklist'', the Engineers are mentioned to be borderless. While most of the higher-ups are Arabs, their leader is British, and the regular footgrunts include (Judging by their accents) Arabs, British, Mexicans, Russians, and even Americans (Whose country the Engineers are terrorizing). terrorizing; presumably the American Engineers are in it either for the money or because they hate the US stationing in foreign countries too), Arabs, British, Mexicans, and Russians. While you don't encounter any female Engineers in-game, it is implied in the Gone Dark missions that female Engineers do exist.
30th May '16 8:16:22 PM Berrenta
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** In the [[Film/DieHard first film]] besides Hans Gruber and his mostly [[BlondGuysAreEvil 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 May '16 4:19:12 AM Doug86
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** Both played straight and subverted with many of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'s enemies. While both the human bigots and mutant supremacists actively hate and discriminate against the "other side", their own memberships are often depicted as otherwise ethnically diverse. The subversion comes with the fact that they're hatemongers against either humans or mutants, and yet have no problem accepting members from many different ethnic backgrounds.

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** Both played straight and subverted with many of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'s ComicBook/XMen's enemies. While both the human bigots and mutant supremacists actively hate and discriminate against the "other side", their own memberships are often depicted as otherwise ethnically diverse. The subversion comes with the fact that they're hatemongers against either humans or mutants, and yet have no problem accepting members from many different ethnic backgrounds.
22nd May '16 10:01:01 PM 10-13-2
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* Played with in ''Film/DickTracy'', at least out-of-universe. While Big Boy Caprice's alliance of gangsters is almost totally monochromatic, he does include the ape-like Influence (played by Puerto Rican actor Henry Silva) and makes him the fourth-ranked member of the entire gang. (Caprice also has the female gangster Texie Garcia working for him, but she makes only a token appearance; otherwise, Caprice is ''very'' contemptuous of women.) Meanwhile, the only non-white "good guy" seen in the entire film is a [[AsianStoreOwner Chinese shop owner]] whom Tracy saves from Ribs Mocca.

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* Played with in ''Film/DickTracy'', at least out-of-universe. While Big Boy Caprice's alliance of gangsters is almost totally monochromatic, he does include the ape-like Influence (played by Puerto Rican actor Henry Silva) and makes him the fourth-ranked member of the entire gang. (Caprice also has the female gangster Texie Garcia working for him, but she makes only a token appearance; otherwise, Caprice is ''very'' contemptuous of women.) This doesn't even include Big Boy's [[TheDragon Dragon]], Flattop, who according to legend was first drawn in the strip as a light-skinned black man (although he's played by a white actor here). Meanwhile, the only non-white "good guy" seen in the entire film is a [[AsianStoreOwner Chinese shop owner]] whom Tracy saves from Ribs Mocca.



* 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.

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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 diversity in his ranks.ranks.
* The movie version of ''SuicideSquad'' has a cast so diverse [[UpToEleven it almost looks like a parody of the concept]]. There are three women (one of them Japanese), two Blacks, a Chicano, an (American) Indian...and the only white male supervillain on the entire team isn't even American [[note]] Australian, to be precise [[/note]]! Add to this the gang's [[TheJoker unofficial ninth member]], a green-haired MonsterClown whose true background has always been unknown and who is sometimes rumored to not even be human, and we have what may be the least Eurocentric and male comic-book movie lineup in history!
15th May '16 9:47:52 AM nombretomado
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* Somewhat lampshaded during Marvel's Acts Of Vengeance event, in which Loki assembles an evil team supreme consisting of SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom (Romani), 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 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 SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom (Romani), SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} ComicBook/{{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.]]



* Discussed in ''ComicBook/HouseOfM'', an AlternateUniverse story where {{Magneto}} and his army managed to conquer the world. Thunderbird mentions that he joined Magneto's cause precisely because of the racism he suffered as an American Indian, a form of discrimination that he no longer experiences in a world run by mutants.

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* Discussed in ''ComicBook/HouseOfM'', an AlternateUniverse story where {{Magneto}} ComicBook/{{Magneto}} and his army managed to conquer the world. Thunderbird mentions that he joined Magneto's cause precisely because of the racism he suffered as an American Indian, a form of discrimination that he no longer experiences in a world run by mutants.
7th May '16 8:37:03 PM NOYB
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* PlayedWith in ''Literature/HarryPotter'': [[BigBad Voldemort's]] Death Eaters are largely driven by "blood purity" and FantasticRacism against Muggle-borns. On the other hand, it's a plot point that they build their ranks by allying with giants, goblins and werewolves, whom the ostensibly-good Ministry of Magic treats questionably at best. (Also dementors, but they [[TheSoulless really aren't people]].) On the ''other'' other hand, though, these races are still kind of second-class citizens among the Death Eaters ([[FullyEmbracedFiend Fenrir Greyback]] still can't officially join, and Voldemort openly sneers at his [[TheDragon Dragon]] having a werewolf in-law), and Voldemort's mistreatment of a [[SlaveRace house-elf]] [[EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes ultimately helps bring his downfall]].

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* PlayedWith in ''Literature/HarryPotter'': [[BigBad Voldemort's]] Death Eaters are largely driven by "blood purity" and FantasticRacism against Muggle-borns. On the other hand, it's a plot point that they build their ranks by allying with giants, goblins giants and werewolves, whom the ostensibly-good Ministry of Magic treats questionably at best. (Also dementors, but they [[TheSoulless really aren't people]].) On the ''other'' other hand, though, these races are still kind of second-class citizens among the Death Eaters ([[FullyEmbracedFiend Fenrir Greyback]] still can't officially join, and Voldemort openly sneers at his [[TheDragon Dragon]] having a werewolf in-law), and Voldemort's mistreatment of a [[SlaveRace house-elf]] [[EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes ultimately helps bring his downfall]].
7th May '16 8:31:54 PM NOYB
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** Tevinter,the local EvilEmpire [[TheMagocracy Magocracy]], were built on the backs of innumerable [[EnslavedElves elven slaves]] and are still heavily involved in clandestine operations to kidnap or covertly buy elves from the officially slave free south. But they gladly will, and do, enslave people from any race. It's just that elves, being second-class citizens at best, are much easily acquired and much of their original slave "stock" descends from the survivors of fallen Arlathan. Elven Magisters are uncommon but far from unheard of, and we even meet an elven Tevinter solider who identifies as a Tevinter first and an elf second.

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** Tevinter,the Tevinter, the local EvilEmpire [[TheMagocracy Magocracy]], were was built on the backs of innumerable [[EnslavedElves elven slaves]] and are still heavily involved in clandestine operations to kidnap or covertly buy elves from the officially slave free south. But they gladly will, and do, enslave people from any race. It's just that elves, being second-class citizens at best, are much easily acquired and much of their original slave "stock" descends from the survivors of fallen Arlathan. Elven Magisters are uncommon but far from unheard of, and we even meet an elven Tevinter solider who identifies as a Tevinter first and an elf second.
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