History Main / EthnicScrappy

14th Jul '16 7:58:53 AM Anddrix
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** Then there is the classic ethnic scrappy of the series, Pepe Le Pew. Even ignoring the ''many'' UnfortunateImplications of what he is -- making a skunk character French seems pretty reminiscent of the stereotype that the French ignore hygiene, and his personality recalls the other stereotype that they're chauvinists -- his whole horny schtick is offensive on its own to many people. However, those that aren't offended generally see him as a EnsembleDarkHorse, so he is more of a BaseBreaker. (It sort of helps the pro-Pepe case that he's [[{{Fauxreigner}} not actually a Frenchman]].) In an ironic twist, he has never been the target of any kind of controversy in France since his French accent has been replaced by an Italian one (French are mostly unaware of their "womanizer" reputation, but are well aware of the LatinLover one) despite the fact that he mostly appears in France locations in the show.

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** Then there is the classic ethnic scrappy of the series, Pepe Le Pew. Even ignoring the ''many'' UnfortunateImplications of what he is -- making a skunk character French seems pretty reminiscent of the stereotype that the French ignore hygiene, and his personality recalls the other stereotype that they're chauvinists -- his whole horny schtick is offensive on its own to many people. However, those that aren't offended generally see him as a EnsembleDarkHorse, so he is more of a BaseBreaker.BaseBreakingCharacter. (It sort of helps the pro-Pepe case that he's [[{{Fauxreigner}} not actually a Frenchman]].) In an ironic twist, he has never been the target of any kind of controversy in France since his French accent has been replaced by an Italian one (French are mostly unaware of their "womanizer" reputation, but are well aware of the LatinLover one) despite the fact that he mostly appears in France locations in the show.
2nd Jul '16 5:32:30 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'': The Super Friends had four such tokens. Samurai is the least stereotypical, only because you can't recognize him as Japanese until he slips into GratuitousJapanese with an American accent. Several other works such as ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' and ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' [[ReinventingTheArtifact tried to fix their faults when they referenced them]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'': The Super Friends had four such tokens. Samurai is the least stereotypical, only because you can't recognize him as Japanese until he slips into GratuitousJapanese with an American accent. Several other works such as ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' and ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' [[ReinventingTheArtifact [[ReimaginingTheArtifact tried to fix their faults faults]] when they referenced them]].them.
2nd Jul '16 5:30:53 AM Pichu-kun
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* It's presumed by ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' enthusiastics that to avoid this was the reason the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePony G3]] pony "Fiesta Flair" was made into a ToylessToylineCharacter. Fiesta was Mexican themed and likes maracas. Most fans didn't actually dislike her in the cartoons but ultimately she was never released anyway. Instead, she was redesigned into "Candy Apple".

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* It's presumed by ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' enthusiastics enthusiasts that to avoid this was the reason the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePony G3]] pony "Fiesta Flair" was made into a ToylessToylineCharacter. Fiesta was Mexican themed and likes maracas. Most fans didn't actually dislike her in the cartoons but ultimately she was never released anyway. Instead, she was redesigned into "Candy Apple".



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'': The Super Friends hade four such tokens: Samurai is the least stereotypical, only because you can't recognize him as Japanese until he slips into GratuitousJapanese with an American accent.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'': The Super Friends hade had four such tokens: tokens. Samurai is the least stereotypical, only because you can't recognize him as Japanese until he slips into GratuitousJapanese with an American accent.accent. Several other works such as ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' and ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' [[ReinventingTheArtifact tried to fix their faults when they referenced them]].
2nd Jul '16 5:21:43 AM Pichu-kun
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* It's presumed by ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' enthusiastics that to avoid this was the reason the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePony G3]] pony "Fiesta Flair" was made into a ToylessToylineCharacter. Fiesta was Mexican themed and likes maracas. Most fans didn't actually dislike her in the cartoons but ultimately she was never released anyway. Instead, she was redesigned into "Candy Apple".
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21st Jun '16 6:53:27 AM Berrenta
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It's not unheard of for fantasy and science fiction works to create similar characters to represent "alien" races -- especially if those "aliens" are a FantasyCounterpartCulture or one of the RecycledInSpace equivalents. These "Alien Scrappies" still fall under the blanket of the EthnicScrappy; they are scrappies because of their cultural posturing/attitude.

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It's not unheard of for fantasy and science fiction works to create similar characters to represent "alien" races -- especially if those "aliens" are a FantasyCounterpartCulture or one of the RecycledInSpace equivalents. These "Alien Scrappies" still fall under the blanket of the EthnicScrappy; Ethnic Scrappy; they are scrappies because of their cultural posturing/attitude.



* ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' has the infamous Siamese Cat duo. On top of being, of course, villains, their EthnicScrappy status manifests itself in their buck teeth and the annoyingly terrible grammar during their song.

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* ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' has the infamous Siamese Cat duo. On top of being, of course, villains, their EthnicScrappy Ethnic Scrappy status manifests itself in their buck teeth and the annoyingly terrible grammar during their song.



* ''TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'''s Twins, Skids and Mudflap (AKA [[FanNickname "Herp and Derp"]]) are this and more. With gold teeth, speaking in painful slang and playing to every black stereotype imaginable, expecially the derogatory ones, ("We don't do much readin'."), you have to wonder if Michael Bay was testing the resiliency of his career when he let TomKenny and Reno Wilson get away with their performance.

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* ''TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'''s ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'''s Twins, Skids and Mudflap (AKA [[FanNickname "Herp and Derp"]]) are this and more. With gold teeth, speaking in painful slang and playing to every black stereotype imaginable, expecially the derogatory ones, ("We don't do much readin'."), you have to wonder if Michael Bay was testing the resiliency of his career when he let TomKenny and Reno Wilson get away with their performance.



** In the 1996 movie adaptation of ''Film/{{The Phantom|1996}}'', the Phantom rescues a young boy who becomes his EthnicScrappy.

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** In the 1996 movie adaptation of ''Film/{{The Phantom|1996}}'', the Phantom rescues a young boy who becomes his EthnicScrappy.Ethnic Scrappy.
30th May '16 5:57:02 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Eradicate Sampson - the, er, "eccentric colored man" - from the ''TomSwift'' novels.

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* Eradicate Sampson - the, er, "eccentric colored man" - from the ''TomSwift'' ''Literature/TomSwift'' novels.
17th May '16 3:58:56 AM Apoz
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* VideoGame/StreetFighterII's Blanka played this straight at first, then [[SubvertedTrope subverted it]]. A total misfit on the roster, he was an uncultured green beast-man that shoots lightning whose stage is in the middle of the forest living in an indigenous Brazillian tribe and that seemingly had no motivation, personality nor connection to the story whatsoever. Needless to say, he wasn't very popular back then. Allegedly, the series' creator apologized for Blanka's portrayal of Brazillian culture and promised he would fix that on VideoGame/StreetFighterIII (where he created Sean and Oro, plus UsefulNotes/{{Capoeira}} fighter Elena). Blanka himself got a major overhaul, got plenty of in-story CharacterDevelopment, a slightly tweaked backstory that [[PlayedForLaughs usually was made fun of]] and [[CrazyAwesome an amusing crazy personality]]. Nowadays, [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap he's one of the most popular characters in the series]].
15th May '16 9:51:11 PM PaulA
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** In the 1996 movie adaptation of ''Film/ThePhantom'', the Phantom rescues a young boy who becomes his EthnicScrappy.

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** In the 1996 movie adaptation of ''Film/ThePhantom'', ''Film/{{The Phantom|1996}}'', the Phantom rescues a young boy who becomes his EthnicScrappy.
10th May '16 9:55:35 AM Midna
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[[SarcasmMode This is a mostly Discredited Trope]], fit ''only'' for {{Lampshading}}. It is, however, still sometimes used straight (see picture), 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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Many early cartoon characters fall under this trope, which usually highlights interesting arguments between meme insensitivity and deliberate racism. Animation fans usually defend characters like Bosko, who was obviously a racial caricature of a sort, but isn't treated maliciously and [[FairForItsDay is always the hero.]]

[[SarcasmMode This is a mostly Discredited Trope]], fit ''only'' for {{Lampshading}}. It is, however, still sometimes used straight (see picture), 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.
21st Mar '16 4:52:23 PM nombretomado
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* Some fans of ''CatDog'' loathe Lola the bird, although only part of it has to do with her being a Latin-American stereotype, and another part is that she was sometimes a CreatorsPet.

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* Some fans of ''CatDog'' ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' loathe Lola the bird, although only part of it has to do with her being a Latin-American stereotype, and another part is that she was sometimes a CreatorsPet.
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