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23rd Jul '17 11:52:23 AM BossKey
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* Brain, Dyno & Myte from ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn''.

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* Brain, Dyno & Myte from ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn''. Brain is little more than [[IAmVeryBritish a British caricature]] who only ever contributes to the plot with inventions that either [[TheMillstone end up being used by the villains]] or serve as [[DeusExMachina Dei ex Machina]], while Dyno and Myte constantly rattle off stereotypical Spanish phrases to the point where it becomes annoying and enjoy blowing things up. And that's about it; they have ''[[FlatCharacter no other personality traits whatsoever]]''.
5th Jul '17 11:40:10 AM rjd1922
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* This is one of the reasons why Antoine from ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAm'' gets a lot of hate. The character's entire concept is that he is a [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys French guy who is useless in any action-related situation]]. He also gets flak for [[FrenchJerk being rude to Sonic]], even though [[NotSoDifferent Sonic is more or less equally rude to him]]. Even [[TookALevelInBadass taking a level in badass]] in the comics didn't stop some of the hate since many felt it stripped him of any defining characteristics and reduced him to a GenericGuy with a French accent.

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* This is one of the reasons why Antoine from ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAm'' ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' gets a lot of hate. The character's entire concept is that he is a [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys French guy who is useless in any action-related situation]]. He also gets flak for [[FrenchJerk being rude to Sonic]], even though [[NotSoDifferent Sonic is more or less equally rude to him]]. Even [[TookALevelInBadass taking a level in badass]] in the comics didn't stop some of the hate since many felt it stripped him of any defining characteristics and reduced him to a GenericGuy with a French accent.
27th Jun '17 3:37:53 AM AmuckCricetine
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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear The Web of Fear]]" opens up with a much criticised scene where Travers is trying to get hold of a robot Yeti back from the museum curator he sold it to, who is for some unfathomable reason a stereotypical GreedyJew named Julius Silverstein. This may have been a very racist attempt to make him an AssholeVictim as he is killed by the Yeti fewer than ten minutes into the story. The Terrance Dicks novelisation does a FixFic on it by renaming him Emil Julius and doing away with the stereotypical speech patterns.

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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear The Web of Fear]]" opens up with a much criticised scene where Travers is trying to get hold of a robot Yeti back from the museum curator he sold it to, who is for some unfathomable reason a stereotypical GreedyJew named Julius Silverstein. This may have been a very racist attempt to make him an AssholeVictim as he is killed by the Yeti fewer than ten minutes into the story. The Terrance Dicks Creator/TerranceDicks novelisation does a FixFic on it by renaming him Emil Julius and doing away with the stereotypical speech patterns.
27th Jun '17 3:33:20 AM AmuckCricetine
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** "Tomb of the Cybermen" features a stupid black man who refers to himself in the third person and who is mostly defined by his extreme loyalty to his mistress, Kaftan. He is treated by most of the story as being a 'thing,' and even though he's crucial to the plot he appears to have no interiority and he doesn't even appear to understand the implications of his HeroicSacrifice. Bonus points for having the Doctor explain to him that he was only enslaved because he allowed himself to be, with the political subtext obvious! Made worse by the fact that earlier and later stories that same year had involved black characters who were nowhere near as bad as this - even the black mute strongman character in the previous story is mostly treated like a person, with Victoria regarding him as her best friend. Also, the villains Kaftan and Klieg are both kind of 'generic shifty foreigners' with [[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent nonspecific accents]].
** "The Web of Fear" opens up with a much criticised scene where Travers is trying to get hold of a robot Yeti back from the museum curator he sold it to, who is for some unfathomable reason a stereotypical GreedyJew named Julius Silverstein. This may have been a very racist attempt to make him an AssholeVictim as he is killed by the Yeti fewer than ten minutes into the story. The Terrance Dicks novelisation does a FixFic on it by renaming him Emil Julius and doing away with the stereotypical speech patterns.
** "Terror of the Autons" contains a scene where the Doctor is threatened by a ScaryBlackMan strongman in a leopard-print loincloth who speaks only in grunts.

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** "Tomb "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E1TheTombOfTheCybermen The Tomb of the Cybermen" Cybermen]]" features a stupid black man who refers to himself in the third person and who is mostly defined by his extreme loyalty to his mistress, Kaftan. He is treated by most of the story as being a 'thing,' and even though he's crucial to the plot he appears to have no interiority and he doesn't even appear to understand the implications of his HeroicSacrifice. Bonus points for having the Doctor explain to him that he was only enslaved because he allowed himself to be, with the political subtext obvious! Made worse by the fact that earlier and later stories that same year had involved black characters who were nowhere near as bad as this - even the black mute strongman character in the previous story is mostly treated like a person, with Victoria regarding him as her best friend. Also, the villains Kaftan and Klieg are both kind of 'generic shifty foreigners' with [[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent nonspecific accents]].
** "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear The Web of Fear" Fear]]" opens up with a much criticised scene where Travers is trying to get hold of a robot Yeti back from the museum curator he sold it to, who is for some unfathomable reason a stereotypical GreedyJew named Julius Silverstein. This may have been a very racist attempt to make him an AssholeVictim as he is killed by the Yeti fewer than ten minutes into the story. The Terrance Dicks novelisation does a FixFic on it by renaming him Emil Julius and doing away with the stereotypical speech patterns.
** "Terror "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E1TerrorOfTheAutons Terror of the Autons" Autons]]" contains a scene where the Doctor is threatened by a ScaryBlackMan strongman in a leopard-print loincloth who speaks only in grunts.
12th Jun '17 9:42:56 AM Luc
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[[SarcasmMode This is a mostly Discredited Trope]], fit ''only'' for {{Lampshading}}. It is, however, still sometimes used straight, and annoying JiveTurkey black characters are not uncommon. Modern remakes tend to remove the racism and [[FunnyForeigner comic nature]] of such characters. To fit this trope, by definition a character must not merely be packed with derogatory stereotypes, but also be TheScrappy.

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[[SarcasmMode This is a mostly Discredited Trope]], fit ''only'' for {{Lampshading}}. It is, however, still sometimes used straight, and annoying JiveTurkey black characters are not uncommon. Some modern usages are played for StopBeingStereotypical or CringeComedy, and there have been several MagicRealism and ImaginaryFriend variations recently. Modern remakes tend to remove the racism and [[FunnyForeigner comic nature]] of such characters. To fit this trope, by definition a character must not merely be packed with derogatory stereotypes, but also be TheScrappy.
TheScrappy.
29th May '17 6:13:40 AM Morgenthaler
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** ImperialJapan gave Looney Tunes more than its share of ethnic scrappies during World War II.

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** ImperialJapan UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan gave Looney Tunes more than its share of ethnic scrappies during World War II.
28th May '17 9:17:49 AM rjd1922
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* The much-hated Jar Jar Binks of ''Franchise/StarWars Episode I: Film/ThePhantomMenace'', similar to Skids and Mudflap below, earned most of his flack for being an Ethnic Scrappy (of a Jamaican, in his case) [[SpaceJews disguised as an alien]].

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* The much-hated Jar Jar Binks of ''Franchise/StarWars Episode I: Film/ThePhantomMenace'', similar to Skids and Mudflap below, earned most much of his flack for being an Ethnic Scrappy (of a Jamaican, in his case) [[SpaceJews disguised as an alien]].



* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' has many respectable Asian characters, including most of the [[HospitalHottie terribly attractive]] male doctors. Won from ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature Friends Of Mineral Town]]'' is not one of them. With his stereotypical attire, 'Fu Manchu' style mustache, and cheap personality fans loathe the guy. To make matters worse he is one of the "secret bachelors" in the DistaffCounterpart, who isn't very affectionate and is very hard to marry. He's one of the most disliked bachelors in the franchise by far.

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* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' has many respectable Asian characters, including most of the [[HospitalHottie terribly attractive]] male doctors. Won from ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature Friends Of of Mineral Town]]'' is not one of them. With his stereotypical attire, 'Fu Manchu' style mustache, and cheap personality fans loathe the guy. To make matters worse he is one of the "secret bachelors" in the DistaffCounterpart, who isn't very affectionate and is very hard to marry. He's one of the most disliked bachelors in the franchise by far.
23rd May '17 2:05:28 PM MrMediaGuy2
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** Also worthy of mention is the vaguely Eastern European/Middle-Eastern foreign-exchange student, Bolbi Stroganovski. He speaks broken English with a vaguely Czech or Slavic accent, obsesses over eating kebabs, and always does a ridiculous "slap-dance".
21st May '17 5:53:01 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1263:is-the-spirits-sidekick-a-clown-or-did-people-actually-dress-that-way&catid=29:confounding-comic-covers-index&Itemid=32 Ebony White]] in ''ComicBook/TheSpirit''. Yes, he got better lines and a more serious role as the story went on, but to have a comedy black character half the white guy's height with big, red, rubber lips and huge, wide staring eyes was not the finest idea in WillEisner's great career as a cartoonist. Eisner discusses this problem, and his reaction to it, in the introduction to ''Fagin the Jew'', the comic he made to vindicate the character of Fagin in ''Oliver Twist''. The 2007 Darwyn Cooke version makes him into a street-smart kid, with the added precaution of excising JiveTurkey. Spirit employs him as his driver since both of them are officially "outside the law," and because of Ebony's excellent survival instincts. They also invert Ebony's role from the original strips; whereas before he was a comedy relief goon much of the time, in this version, he's the DeadpanSnarker who is always ready with some much-needed sarcasm whenever Spirit's ego is in danger of getting too big.

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* [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1263:is-the-spirits-sidekick-a-clown-or-did-people-actually-dress-that-way&catid=29:confounding-comic-covers-index&Itemid=32 Ebony White]] in ''ComicBook/TheSpirit''. Yes, he got better lines and a more serious role as the story went on, but to have a comedy black character half the white guy's height with big, red, rubber lips and huge, wide staring eyes was not the finest idea in WillEisner's Creator/WillEisner's great career as a cartoonist. Eisner discusses this problem, and his reaction to it, in the introduction to ''Fagin the Jew'', the comic he made to vindicate the character of Fagin in ''Oliver Twist''. The 2007 Darwyn Cooke version makes him into a street-smart kid, with the added precaution of excising JiveTurkey. Spirit employs him as his driver since both of them are officially "outside the law," and because of Ebony's excellent survival instincts. They also invert Ebony's role from the original strips; whereas before he was a comedy relief goon much of the time, in this version, he's the DeadpanSnarker who is always ready with some much-needed sarcasm whenever Spirit's ego is in danger of getting too big.
18th May '17 12:35:11 PM fearlessnikki
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* The Indian child actor Sabu made a career out of this sort of role in the 1940s, in films such as ''Film/BlackNarcissus''.
** Some would say: "eked out a living in Hollywood on such roles", considering that Sabu had been the star of British films like ''Elephant Boy'', ''Film/TheThiefOfBagdad'', and ''Film/JungleBook''.

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* The Indian child actor Sabu made Chinese-American star Creator/AnnaMayWong was not quiet about the fact that she was offered these parts during her heyday. When more sympathetic Chinese characters were played by white actors in {{Yellowface}}, she had to make do with DragonLady roles. What's more is that she developed a {{Hatedom}} in China, where they were annoyed with her playing such stereotypical roles. She did manage to avert this by taking her career out of this sort of role in the 1940s, in films such as ''Film/BlackNarcissus''.
** Some would say: "eked out a living in Hollywood on such roles", considering that Sabu had been the star of British films like ''Elephant Boy'', ''Film/TheThiefOfBagdad'',
to England and ''Film/JungleBook''.Australia, and playing non-stereotypical Chinese characters in a few American B-movies.



* ''Film/TheMaskOfFuManchu'' in addition to the MadScientist and his sexually charged DragonLady of a daughter, features a dim-witted, buck toothed Chinese man at the very end complete with AsianSpeekeeEnglish.



* Indian child actor Sabu averted this in his British roles - notably ''Film/TheThiefOfBagdad'', ''Film/BlackNarcissus'', ''Film/TheJungleBook''. But when he moved to Hollywood, he was forced into these roles - such as a pidgin singing boy in ''Tangier''. After not getting offered anything other than Ethnic Scrappy characters, he retired from films in the 1950s.



* WWE paired Swiss [[Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli Antonio Cesaro]] up with Lithuanian Wrestling/{{Aksana}} shortly after the former's debut, no doubt purely because both are European and to play to the ethnic stereotype. Aksana also qualifies herself in general.

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* WWE paired Swiss [[Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli Antonio Cesaro]] up with Lithuanian Wrestling/{{Aksana}} shortly after the former's debut, no doubt purely because both are European and to play to the ethnic stereotype. Aksana also qualifies herself in general.general - though ironically she was a FunnyForeigner as a face, and a FemmeFatale as a heel.



** Sarita was doing this long before Mexican America. After her FaceHeelTurn her outfits became more provocative, she started cutting bilingual promos and cranked up the salsa dancing.

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** * Sarita was doing this long before Mexican America. After her FaceHeelTurn her outfits became more provocative, she started cutting bilingual promos and cranked up the salsa dancing.



** Despite some occasional slips on this mark, TNA's Wrestling/SamoaJoe actually exists to subvert this trope, being a perfectly normal, in fact exceptionally skilled, wrestler. The aforementioned Umaga seems to have been created as a ''TakeThat'' for Joe, as though to say, "This is how Samoans act in wrestling." And then Samoa Joe embraced being a 'wrestling Samoan' in that he has his face all painted in Maori tattoos and threatens opponents with a ''tribal knife.''
** Manu, a Samoan wrestler in WWE, speaks plain English and does not appear to have any "native" leanings. Then again, they had also recently debuted [[Wrestling/RonKillings R-Truth]], a black ex-con who now raps and dances his way to the ring.
** Wrestling/BookerT was an ex-con who does spinnaroonies would have fit this trope long before R-Truth.
** Most black wrestlers in the WWE are accused of this at some point in their career, often having excessively violent BloodKnight tendencies, gang or hip-hop related gimmicks or simply being [[UncleTomfoolery loud, noisy and exaggerated]]. However, since many of the white wrestlers act like that as well, it's hard to tell where it crosses over from just LargeHam into this trope.
*** Wrestling/{{Rikishi}} being a Samoan who spoke plain English and acted pretty normal was in WWE before Umaga or the fact Samoa IS part of the USA. Most people don't acknowledge Samoa Joe started out in UPW, a former WWE development league and current talent scout for the company.
** Even if in some people's eyes Wrestling/YoshihiroTajiri fits the "ethnic stereotype" it was justified in that he came straight from Japan and spoke little English for a long time. Tajiri can just as easily get the fans on his side as he is regarded by most to be an exceptional wrestler-- not someone to compare to Mr. Fuji. Many also consider Umaga a good wrestler as he can pull off impressive maneuvers for his size.
** WWE isn't the only place to use ethnic scrappies either. TNA's new American hating Sheik comes to mind, [[TropesAreTools but in wrestling it's to be expected]], as many wrestlers make their whole careers off of being hated.
** There are a few inversions of this too such as Olympic Gold Medalist Wrestling/KurtAngle and [[Wrestling/JackSwagger "The All American American" Jack Swagger]].

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** * Despite some occasional slips on this mark, TNA's Wrestling/SamoaJoe actually exists to subvert this trope, being a perfectly normal, in fact exceptionally skilled, wrestler. The aforementioned Umaga seems to have been created as a ''TakeThat'' for Joe, as though to say, "This is how Samoans act in wrestling." And then Samoa Joe embraced being a 'wrestling Samoan' in that he has his face all painted in Maori tattoos and threatens opponents with a ''tribal knife.''
** * Manu, a Samoan wrestler in WWE, speaks plain English and does not appear to have any "native" leanings. Then again, they had also recently debuted [[Wrestling/RonKillings R-Truth]], a black ex-con who now raps and dances his way to the ring.
** * Wrestling/BookerT was an ex-con who does spinnaroonies would have fit this trope long before R-Truth.
** * Most black wrestlers in the WWE are accused of this at some point in their career, often having excessively violent BloodKnight tendencies, gang or hip-hop related gimmicks or simply being [[UncleTomfoolery loud, noisy and exaggerated]]. However, since many of the white wrestlers act like that as well, it's hard to tell where it crosses over from just LargeHam into this trope.
*** * Wrestling/{{Rikishi}} being a Samoan who spoke plain English and acted pretty normal was in WWE before Umaga or the fact Samoa IS part of the USA. Most people don't acknowledge Samoa Joe started out in UPW, a former WWE development league and current talent scout for the company.
** * Even if in some people's eyes Wrestling/YoshihiroTajiri fits the "ethnic stereotype" it was justified in that he came straight from Japan and spoke little English for a long time. Tajiri can just as easily get the fans on his side as he is regarded by most to be an exceptional wrestler-- not someone to compare to Mr. Fuji. Many also consider Umaga a good wrestler as he can pull off impressive maneuvers for his size.
** * WWE isn't the only place to use ethnic scrappies either. TNA's new American hating Sheik comes to mind, [[TropesAreTools but in wrestling it's to be expected]], as many wrestlers make their whole careers off of being hated.
** * There are a few inversions of this too such as Olympic Gold Medalist Wrestling/KurtAngle and [[Wrestling/JackSwagger "The All American American" Jack Swagger]].
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