History Main / EthnicScrappy

13th Jan '16 2:16:32 PM StFan
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Removing a generic example.
* The unspeakably awful ''TabletopGame/{{FATAL}}'' had actual, equippable items which literally turned the wearer into Ethnic Scrappies - of Jews, black people, Asians and Greeks. The RPG was not played for laughs, and would probably have been even ''more'' offensive if it had been. Particularly offensive sample:
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* The unspeakably awful ''TabletopGame/{{FATAL}}'' had has actual, equippable items which literally turned the wearer into Ethnic Scrappies - -- of Jews, black people, Asians and Greeks. The RPG was not played for laughs, and would probably have been even ''more'' offensive if it had been. Particularly offensive sample:

* ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' itself has Damara Medigo, a parody of the "submissive Japanese schoolgirl", and Meenah Pexies, whose character includes [[JiveTurkey stereotypical black]] [[SassyBlackWoman elements.]] Both characters end up working under the BigBad in their alternate universe as slaves and neither are exceptionally good people. * Fiona's Consience was this for a good period of ''YuMeDream'', constantly speaking in JiveTurkey and being the archetypical SassyBlackWoman. [[spoiler:Eventually we learn it was just her following the dreams script and she's RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap]].
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* ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' itself has Damara Medigo, a parody of the "submissive Japanese schoolgirl", and Meenah Pexies, whose character includes [[JiveTurkey stereotypical black]] [[SassyBlackWoman elements.]] Both characters end up working under the BigBad in their alternate universe as slaves and neither are exceptionally good people. * Fiona's Consience was this for a good period of ''YuMeDream'', ''Webcomic/YuMeDream'', constantly speaking in JiveTurkey and being the archetypical SassyBlackWoman. [[spoiler:Eventually we learn it was just her following the dreams script and she's RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap]].

* ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' itself ''WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo'' has Damara Medigo, Flim-Flam. Despite being a parody of the "submissive Japanese schoolgirl", and Meenah Pexies, whose this character includes [[JiveTurkey stereotypical black]] [[SassyBlackWoman elements.]] Both characters end up working under type, he was hated even more than the BigBad in their alternate universe as slaves and neither are exceptionally good people. * Fiona's Consience was this for a good period of ''YuMeDream'', constantly speaking in JiveTurkey and being the archetypical SassyBlackWoman. [[spoiler:Eventually we learn it was just her following the dreams script and she's RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap]].original Scrappy.

* ''WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo'' had Flim-Flam. Despite being a parody of this character type, he was hated even more than the original Scrappy. * ''Many'' early cartoon characters, 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.]]
13th Jan '16 2:11:49 PM StFan
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Better sorting.

* In the 1960s, Fritos used an animated mascot to advertise their corn chips -- the Frito Bandito. Which quickly became a hated figure in the Latino/Chicano community for its extremely negative stereotyping. ** A hated figure in America. [[MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales Mexico loved the Bandito.]]
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* In the 1960s, Fritos used an animated mascot to advertise their corn chips -- the Frito Bandito. Which quickly became a hated figure in the Latino/Chicano community for its extremely negative stereotyping. ** stereotyping. A hated figure in America. America -- [[MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales Mexico loved the Bandito.]]

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* Although it's becoming less so over time, this is still disturbingly common in most anime (especially older anime) due to most people in Japan having little experience with people of other ethnicities. Portrayals of black folk tend to be especially caricatured. ** Creator/OsamuTezuka fell prey to this due to his habit of portraying Blacks, to the point that he was accused of being a racist, which is absurd considering that he spend a lifetime writing humanist fiction against racism. [[/folder]] [[folder: Comic Books ]]
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* Although it's becoming less so over time, this is still disturbingly common in most anime (especially older anime) due to most people in Japan having little experience with people of other ethnicities. Portrayals of black folk tend to be especially caricatured. ** caricatured. Creator/OsamuTezuka fell prey to this due to his habit of portraying Blacks, to the point that he was accused of being a racist, which is absurd considering that he spend a lifetime writing humanist fiction against racism. racism. [[/folder]] [[folder: Comic Books ]][[folder:Comic Books]]

* In ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'', the way Uderzo draws black characters (the most notable one being the crows' nest pirate) and the occasional Chinese background character is very upsetting, but they're usually written relatively unstereotypically and so fail to qualify for this trope. (It should be noted that in the original French editions of the comic, the aforementioned crows' nest pirate spoke in a broken EyeDialect that was, for obvious reasons, dropped from English translations, and later from the French version as well.) The only - and how! - true Ethnic Scrappy in the series is the [[SignificantAnagram Nagma]] in ''Asterix and the Falling Sky'', which was written in 2005. He is an alien who is supposed to represent the influence of manga on FrancoBelgianComics - unfortunately, he's also drawn like a yellowface caricature, the other characters all hate him on sight before he's even done anything bad, and he speaks in stilted YouNoTakeCandle speech which is supposed to represent Engrish. A big noise is made about how all his technology was copied from the American FantasyCounterpartCulture, and Obelix, who is usually unmalicious and shown not to care about gender roles, angrily declares he hates him for being unmanly (and the audience is meant to be on his side). Uderzo had to make a public apology [[JumpTheShark for how poor the story was]], in which it became apparent that his loathing of manga - and by extension the Japanese - was based on CriticalResearchFailure. At this point, Uderzo was a very old man, his brother had recently died, and he was losing his drawing ability, and the drop in writing and art quality is so enormous that it has all the hallmarks of CreatorBreakdown. * Chop-Chop from ''Comicbook/{{Blackhawk}}''. All the Caucasian characters are tall and good-looking. The Chinese is three feet tall, as wide as he is high with lemon-yellow skin, huge chimpanzee-like ears, teeth like a radiator grille, tiny, slitted eyes and a silly accent. They all wore uniforms and caps, he wears a multi-coloured Qing dynasty outfit and a ribbon in his pigtail. ** However, the later issues, as early as UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, made him look like a normal Chinese guy, took away his stupid accent, and gave him a uniform. ** {{Deconstruction}}: Creator/HowardChaykin's 1988 reworking of ''Blackhawk'', which even gave him a real name, showed him to be insulted and angered by his team-mates' use of the derogatory nick-name. In fact, the miniseries doesn't shy away from depicting any of the racism and sexism of the World War II era. *** More modern ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} issues (nineties) show the character as a successful businessman. His 'past' was retconned to be a couple of pointless jokes and he was always a valued member of the team. Of course, [[ContinuitySnarl since this was a Hawkman comic]], the continuity of such is in doubt.
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'', the way Uderzo draws black characters (the most notable one being the crows' nest pirate) and the occasional Chinese background character is very upsetting, but they're usually written relatively unstereotypically and so fail to qualify for this trope. (It should be noted that in the original French editions of the comic, the aforementioned crows' nest pirate spoke in a broken EyeDialect that was, for obvious reasons, dropped from English translations, and later from the French version as well.) The only - -- and how! - -- true Ethnic Scrappy in the series is the [[SignificantAnagram Nagma]] in ''Asterix and the Falling Sky'', which was written in 2005. He is an alien who is supposed to represent the influence of manga on FrancoBelgianComics - -- unfortunately, he's also drawn like a yellowface caricature, the other characters all hate him on sight before he's even done anything bad, and he speaks in stilted YouNoTakeCandle speech which is supposed to represent Engrish. A big noise is made about how all his technology was copied from the American FantasyCounterpartCulture, and Obelix, who is usually unmalicious and shown not to care about gender roles, angrily declares he hates him for being unmanly (and the audience is meant to be on his side). Uderzo had to make a public apology [[JumpTheShark for how poor the story was]], in which it became apparent that his loathing of manga - -- and by extension the Japanese - -- was based on CriticalResearchFailure. At this point, Uderzo was a very old man, his brother had recently died, and he was losing his drawing ability, and the drop in writing and art quality is so enormous that it has all the hallmarks of CreatorBreakdown. * Chop-Chop from ''Comicbook/{{Blackhawk}}''.''ComicBook/{{Blackhawk}}''. All the Caucasian characters are tall and good-looking. The Chinese is three feet tall, as wide as he is high with lemon-yellow skin, huge chimpanzee-like ears, teeth like a radiator grille, tiny, slitted eyes and a silly accent. They all wore uniforms and caps, he wears a multi-coloured Qing dynasty outfit and a ribbon in his pigtail. ** pigtail. However, the later issues, as early as UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, made him look like a normal Chinese guy, took away his stupid accent, and gave him a uniform. ** {{Deconstruction}}: uniform.\\\ Creator/HowardChaykin's 1988 reworking [[{{Deconstruction}} reworking]] of ''Blackhawk'', which even gave him a real name, showed him to be insulted and angered by his team-mates' use of the derogatory nick-name. In fact, the miniseries doesn't shy away from depicting any of the racism and sexism of the World War II era. *** era. More modern ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} ''ComicBook/{{Hawkman}}'' issues (nineties) show the character as a successful businessman. His 'past' "past" was retconned to be a couple of pointless jokes and he was always a valued member of the team. Of course, [[ContinuitySnarl since this was a Hawkman comic]], the continuity of such is in doubt.

* UsefulNotes/{{The Silver Age|of Comic Books}} GreenLantern Hal Jordan had an Inuit sidekick called Pieface who served as his mechanic. Today, he is strictly called Tom Kalmaku and depicted with respect as an engineer. ** In a retelling of Hal's origin, the "Pieface" nickname is used by a {{Jerkass}} rival pilot. ** Tom gets his in ''ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier'', Darwyn Cooke's (there he is again!) reimagining of the dawn of DC's [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]]. Hal Jordan calls him Pieface when they first meet. Tom responds by calling Hal "whitebread" and threatening him with a wrench, and that's the last time Hal uses that nickname. ** While the nickname was very unfortunate, as such things go, [[FairForItsDay Tom was really treated pretty decently in the old Gardner Fox Silver Age GL comics]]. He looked like a real Eskimo and not some weird caricature, avoided a YouNoTakeCandle-style weird accent, and he was clearly a good and intelligent man whom Hal respected. He also deserves credit for being a favorable portrayal of a minority most readers at that time would only be vaguely familiar with.
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* UsefulNotes/{{The Silver Age|of Comic Books}} GreenLantern ComicBook/GreenLantern Hal Jordan had an Inuit sidekick called Pieface who served as his mechanic. Today, he is strictly called Tom Kalmaku and depicted with respect as an engineer. ** engineer. In a retelling of Hal's origin, the "Pieface" nickname is used by a {{Jerkass}} rival pilot. ** pilot. Tom gets his in ''ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier'', Darwyn Cooke's (there he is again!) reimagining of the dawn of DC's [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]]. Hal Jordan calls him Pieface when they first meet. Tom responds by calling Hal "whitebread" and threatening him with a wrench, and that's the last time Hal uses that nickname. ** nickname. While the nickname was very unfortunate, as such things go, [[FairForItsDay Tom was really treated pretty decently in the old Gardner Fox Silver Age GL comics]]. He looked like a real Eskimo and not some weird caricature, avoided a YouNoTakeCandle-style weird accent, and he was clearly a good and intelligent man whom Hal respected. He also deserves credit for being a favorable portrayal of a minority most readers at that time would only be vaguely familiar with.

* Vibe (an early Latino superhero) from the Detroit-era ''[[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]'' was so bad that artist Creator/GeorgePerez claims it turned him off of the entire franchise. Ironically enough, he was created as an attempt to try and make the JLA seem more modern and progressive. ** In the ComicBook/{{New 52}} however, DC has been trying really hard to [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Rescue Him From The Scrappy Heap]] by removing the more offensive aspects of his backstory (he's no longer a former "gangsta") and personality.
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* Vibe (an early Latino superhero) from the Detroit-era ''[[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]'' was so bad that artist Creator/GeorgePerez claims it turned him off of the entire franchise. Ironically enough, he was created as an attempt to try and make the JLA seem more modern and progressive. \n** In the ComicBook/{{New 52}} however, DC has been trying really hard to [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Rescue Him From The Scrappy Heap]] by removing the more offensive aspects of his backstory (he's no longer a former "gangsta") and personality.

* [[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. * The Africans in ''Franchise/{{Tintin}} in the Congo'' are better left unmentioned. However, the later ''Blue Lotus'' was written with input by a real Chinese, and worked hard to remove some of the YellowPeril stereotypes. This did not, however, apply to the Japanese villains who were mostly depicted as with protruding teeth and thick glasses, reflecting the anti-Japanese colonialism theme that was a part of the storyline. ** Herge expressed great regret later on for the racism in his early work and actually requested ''Tintin in the Congo'' not be republished. The last few Tintin adventures are still prone to Ethnic Scrappy, but tend to have fairly realistic minor characters.
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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. ** 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''. ** 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. * The Africans in ''Franchise/{{Tintin}} in the Congo'' are better left unmentioned. However, the later ''Blue Lotus'' was written with input by a real Chinese, and worked hard to remove some of the YellowPeril stereotypes. This did not, however, apply to the Japanese villains who were mostly depicted as with protruding teeth and thick glasses, reflecting the anti-Japanese colonialism theme that was a part of the storyline. ** Herge storyline. Hergé expressed great regret later on for the racism in his early work and actually requested ''Tintin in the Congo'' not be republished. The last few Tintin adventures are still prone to Ethnic Scrappy, but tend to have fairly realistic minor characters.

* Creator/GrantMorrison during his tenure writing ComicBook/{{X-Men}} created Angel Salvadore, as some sort of vaguely Latina, foul-mouthed 14 year-old who was kicked out of her house by her step-father when her mutant powers developed. Some UnfortunateImplications come into play when Angel later is impregnated (by Beak, the Chicken-man during a field trip with Xorneto) and suddenly lays ''half-a-dozen mutant children' in large eggs. Though {{Justified}} by the fact that her mutant powers make her very fly-like, and her name is doubly ironic because of how unpleasant she can be and X-Men already have the more experienced Archangel. ** Morrison also created Mother of Champions, a Chinese superheroine whose power is the ability to give birth to lots of strong kids. He seems to be fond of that theme, though in this case she was part of a Chinese super-team that was made to invoke this trope. ** Thunderbird plays with this. Many fans wonder what it would be like [[WhatCouldHaveBeen if he had not died]], but he clearly would've fallen into this trope if his BackupTwin, Warpath, is any indication. * Whitewash in the ''Young Allies'' comics? Go to [[SuperDickery superdickery.com]] and click on any of the pictures where the Allies are mentioned. ** Of course in a comic where the new Captain America (Bucky) reunited with his old friends they fix that and don't even use the nickname. He was also shown to be highly intelligent. ** And just a reminder that at that time, having a black kid in a relatively equal role in a mostly-white group ''was a step up''. *** FairForItsDay is still ''pretty bad''. Seanbaby called him [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-5-gayest-fattest-most-racist-most-useless-sidekicks-of-all-time/ racist on a level we simply cannot recreate with today's technology]].
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* Creator/GrantMorrison during his tenure writing ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen created Angel Salvadore, as some sort of vaguely Latina, foul-mouthed 14 year-old who was kicked out of her house by her step-father when her mutant powers developed. Some UnfortunateImplications come into play when Angel later is impregnated (by Beak, the Chicken-man during a field trip with Xorneto) and suddenly lays ''half-a-dozen mutant children' in large eggs. Though {{Justified}} by the fact that her mutant powers make her very fly-like, and her name is doubly ironic because of how unpleasant she can be and X-Men already have the more experienced Archangel. ** * Morrison also created Mother of Champions, a Chinese superheroine whose power is the ability to give birth to lots of strong kids. He seems to be fond of that theme, though in this case she was part of a Chinese super-team that was made to invoke this trope. ** * Thunderbird plays with this. Many fans wonder what it would be like [[WhatCouldHaveBeen if he had not died]], but he clearly would've fallen into this trope if his BackupTwin, Warpath, is any indication. * Whitewash in the ''Young Allies'' comics? Go to [[SuperDickery superdickery.com]] and click on any of the pictures where the Allies are mentioned. ** mentioned. Of course in a comic where the new Captain America (Bucky) reunited with his old friends they fix that and don't even use the nickname. He was also shown to be highly intelligent. ** intelligent. And just a reminder that at that time, having a black kid in a relatively equal role in a mostly-white group ''was a step up''. *** up''. Of course, FairForItsDay is still ''pretty bad''. Seanbaby called him [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-5-gayest-fattest-most-racist-most-useless-sidekicks-of-all-time/ racist on a level we simply cannot recreate with today's technology]].

[[folder:Fanfic]] * Brain, Dyno & Myte from ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn''.
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[[folder:Fanfic]] [[folder:Comic Strips]] * Brain, Dyno & Myte The Imp in ''ComicStrip/LittleNemo'' is a grotesque caricature of an African "native". * Connie (George Webster Confucius), the Chinese comic relief character, from ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn''.the ''ComicStrip/TerryAndThePirates'' comic strip. Particularly annoying as Caniff persisted in this portrayal even as his art evolved and the other Chinese characters became more realistic.

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[[folder:Fan Works]] * Brain, Dyno & Myte from ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn''. [[/folder]] [[folder:Films -- Animated]]Animation]]

* ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'''s crows, whom the protagonist meets after his infamous BigLippedAlligatorMoment nightmare. Though [[SpaceJews stereotypically "black"]] and led by a [[UnfortunateImplications crow named Jim]], [[FairForItsDay they're glad to take a fellow outcast]] [[{{Pun}} under their wing]] [[FairForItsDay and help him to get back at his oppressors]]. ** With the exception of Cliff Edwards, the voice actors were also black singers, the Hall Johnson Choir. All of them did a fantastic job on their song.
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* ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'''s crows, whom the protagonist meets after his infamous BigLippedAlligatorMoment nightmare. Though [[SpaceJews stereotypically "black"]] and led by a [[UnfortunateImplications crow named Jim]], [[FairForItsDay they're glad to take a fellow outcast]] [[{{Pun}} under their wing]] [[FairForItsDay and help him to get back at his oppressors]]. ** oppressors]]. With the exception of Cliff Edwards, the voice actors were also black singers, the Hall Johnson Choir. All of them did a fantastic job on their song.

** Another stereotypical Siamese cat from a Creator/{{Disney}} feature: Shun Gon, the Chinese member of Scat Cat's gang from ''Disney/TheAristocats''. He's not a villain, but he has the buck teeth and the exaggerated accent. People rarely comment on the fact that the other cats in Scat Cat's gang are also strong ethnic stereotypes.
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** * Another stereotypical Siamese cat from a Creator/{{Disney}} feature: Shun Gon, the Chinese member of Scat Cat's gang from ''Disney/TheAristocats''. He's not a villain, but he has the buck teeth and the exaggerated accent. People rarely comment on the fact that the other cats in Scat Cat's gang are also strong ethnic stereotypes.

* ''[[Creator/VideoBrinquedo What's Up? Balloon to the Rescue]]'', a {{mockbuster}} of ''Film/{{Up}}'': ** Another The villain [[FrenchJerk Jean-Pierre]]. Exactly 100% of the jokes involving this character, which are also 90% of the jokes in the film, involve him foiling his own evil plans by being unable to pronounce the voice-activated password on the MacGuffin right. ** From the same film, Chin-Ling, a stereotypical Siamese cat from a Creator/{{Disney}} feature: Shun Gon, the Chinese member of Scat Cat's gang from ''Disney/TheAristocats''. He's not a villain, but he character (he has the buck teeth requisite [[AsianSpeekeeEngrish accent]] and a camera as well), is made the exaggerated accent. People rarely comment on the fact that butt of many racist jokes and observations by the other cats in Scat Cat's gang are also strong ethnic stereotypes.characters.

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* Hop Sing, the Chinese cook on the old television show ''{{Series/Bonanza}}'', which contains a level of ValuesDissonance. ''Bonanza'' was set in the 19th century and the depiction of the Chinese people on the show was not entirely inaccurate for that time period. * Maya and Alejandro from ''{{Series/Heroes}}''
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* Hop Sing, the Chinese cook on the old television show ''{{Series/Bonanza}}'', ''Series/{{Bonanza}}'', which contains a level of ValuesDissonance. ''Bonanza'' was set in the 19th century and the depiction of the Chinese people on the show was not entirely inaccurate for that time period. * Maya and Alejandro from ''{{Series/Heroes}}''''Series/{{Heroes}}''

* In the TV show ''{{Sliders}}'', Rembrandt Brown started out with at least one foot in this territory, but fortunately the character displayed drastic improvement as the series progressed. * This was basically the reason Sam Jones III left the role of Pete Ross on ''Series/{{Smallville}}''. ** It was really too bad, as 'Superman's childhood best friend' actually had tremendous potential as a character and Jones played him well. Unfortunately the writers jumped straight from 'MonsterOfTheWeek' plots to 'Soap Opera,' and couldn't find a ''use'' for him, as he was sane, normal, and not in love with Clark. Plus, despite how weird it was objectively, ComicBook/LexLuthor got all the best friend jobs except helping him with his red kryptonite problem that first time. *** It's also sad because the Pete Ross character actually has a ''very'' interesting future in the comics: entering politics, becoming Lex Luthor's Vice President (and secretly Franchise/{{Superman}}'s spy within the Luthor White House), and finally becoming (for a while) President of the United States after Lex is booted out of office. Honestly, they could have foreshadowed all this by say, having Pete manage Jonathan's campaign for the State Senate and subsequently become Senator Kent's chief of staff, or something like that. Honestly there was so much wasted potential there. *** Not to mention that in the comics, Pete married Lana.
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* In the TV show ''{{Sliders}}'', ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', Rembrandt Brown started out with at least one foot in this territory, but fortunately the character displayed drastic improvement as the series progressed. * This was basically the reason Sam Jones III left the role of Pete Ross on ''Series/{{Smallville}}''. ** ''Series/{{Smallville}}''. It was really too bad, as 'Superman's "Superman's childhood best friend' friend" actually had tremendous potential as a character and Jones played him well. Unfortunately the writers jumped straight from 'MonsterOfTheWeek' "MonsterOfTheWeek" plots to 'Soap Opera,' "Soap Opera", and couldn't find a ''use'' for him, as he was sane, normal, and not in love with Clark. Plus, despite how weird it was objectively, ComicBook/LexLuthor got all the best friend jobs except helping him with his red kryptonite problem that first time. *** time.\\\ It's also sad because the Pete Ross character actually has a ''very'' interesting future in the comics: entering politics, becoming Lex Luthor's Vice President (and secretly Franchise/{{Superman}}'s spy within the Luthor White House), and finally becoming (for a while) President of the United States after Lex is booted out of office. Honestly, they could have foreshadowed all this by say, having Pete manage Jonathan's campaign for the State Senate and subsequently become Senator Kent's chief of staff, or something like that. Honestly there was so much wasted potential there. *** there. Not to mention that in the comics, Pete married Lana.

[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]] * The Imp in ''ComicStrip/LittleNemo'' is a grotesque caricature of an African "native". * Connie (George Webster Confucius), the Chinese comic relief character, from the ''TerryAndThePirates'' comic strip. Particularly annoying as Caniff persisted in this portrayal even as his art evolved and the other Chinese characters became more realistic. [[/folder]] [[folder: Professional Wrestling ]]
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[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]] * The Imp in ''ComicStrip/LittleNemo'' is a grotesque caricature of an African "native". * Connie (George Webster Confucius), the Chinese comic relief character, from the ''TerryAndThePirates'' comic strip. Particularly annoying as Caniff persisted in this portrayal even as his art evolved and the other Chinese characters became more realistic. [[/folder]] [[folder: Professional Wrestling ]][[folder:Pro Wrestling]]

[[folder: Video Games]] * Guts from ''AceCombatAssaultHorizon'' has some of the worst wingman dialogue this side of [[StarFox Slippy Toad]]. Many a player cheered when he [[spoiler: gets shot down]], then groaned when [[spoiler: it's revealed that he may have survived]]. ** For what it's worth, Guts, despite being a clear Latin American, doesn't do anything racially stereotypical (doesn't even switch on and off to Spanish). Sure he's annoying, but the the only thing he does that's even remotely stereotypical is drink excessively; even then, his preferred drink is, amusingly enough, ''vodka''. That said, his dialogue is awful.
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[[folder: Video [[folder:Video Games]] * Guts from ''AceCombatAssaultHorizon'' ''VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizon'' has some of the worst wingman dialogue this side of [[StarFox [[VideoGame/StarFox Slippy Toad]]. Many a player cheered when he [[spoiler: gets [[spoiler:gets shot down]], then groaned when [[spoiler: it's [[spoiler:it's revealed that he may have survived]]. ** survived]]. For what it's worth, Guts, despite being a clear Latin American, Latin-American, doesn't do anything racially stereotypical (doesn't even switch on and off to Spanish). Sure he's annoying, but the the only thing he does that's even remotely stereotypical is drink excessively; even then, his preferred drink is, amusingly enough, ''vodka''. That said, his dialogue is awful.

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[[folder: WebComics]][[folder:Web Animation]] * The Hatta' from ''WebAnimation/NeuroticallyYours'' is seen by many fans as this. Episodes featuring him are frequently disliked by the fans. Even the characters themselves can't stand The Hatta' spewing racist comments. [[/folder]] [[folder:Web Comics]]

** ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' itself has Damara Medigo, a parody of the "submissive Japanese schoolgirl", and Meenah Pexies, whose character includes [[JiveTurkey stereotypical black]] [[SassyBlackWoman elements.]] Both characters end up working under the BigBad in their alternate universe as slaves and neither are exceptionally good people.
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** * ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' itself has Damara Medigo, a parody of the "submissive Japanese schoolgirl", and Meenah Pexies, whose character includes [[JiveTurkey stereotypical black]] [[SassyBlackWoman elements.]] Both characters end up working under the BigBad in their alternate universe as slaves and neither are exceptionally good people.

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* The Hatta' from ''NeuroticallyYours'' is seen by many fans as this. Episodes featuring him are frequently disliked by the fans. Even the characters themselves can't stand The Hatta' spewing racist comments. [[/folder]] [[folder: Western Animation ]]
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* The Hatta' from ''NeuroticallyYours'' is seen by many fans as this. Episodes featuring him are frequently disliked by the fans. Even the characters themselves can't stand The Hatta' spewing racist comments. [[/folder]] [[folder: Western Animation ]][[folder:Western Animation]]

* ''TheFlintstones'', despite being a show about a modernized Stone Age, somehow saw fit to introduce the Great Gazoo, a generic little green alien that would probably seem a lot more at home in ''TheJetsons''. Or rather, generic except for the fact that his personality was modeled after every offensive stereotype of the British, taken UpToEleven. Gazoo was smug, elitist, seemed to think he could get away with making fun of longtime protagonists Fred and Barney and using his powers to make them his {{Butt Monkey}}s just because he was a more articulate speaker, and on top of all of this JerkAss behavior, there were the UnfortunateImplications of England being personified by an advanced alien while America was personified as cave people. So what you have is an ethnic scrappy who offends two countries at once! * Eurotrish from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''. Her horribly fake accent, her annoying voice, and her constant "Because I'MMA GOING to Eur-OPE!" song made her immensely hated by the fans. This even occurs InUniverse during the credits sequence of her episode! --> '''Person who sent her to America''': Stop-a the singing! Stop-a the singing! Do you know ''why'' we brought you to America in the first place??? --> [pause] --> '''Eurotrish''': Now I'm going...to America... [walks off] ** It also doesn't help that her name is a pun on the word "Eurotrash." * ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'' has Hadji. In ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'', the first season's writers actually worked to avert this trope with Hadji, only for him to fall back into it in the second season with the reintroduction of the SimSimSalabim elements of his character. However, he first season's success at aversion is still debatable, considering they ended up turning him into a BollywoodNerd computer expert (although that hadn't yet become a stereotype at the time the show was airing). ** ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'', the original series, is grindingly embarrassing at times due to this. Supposedly, the Zulus throwing spears at the Quest Jet in the closing credits were from an episode that never aired, but that image is crazy enough. The worst that DID air was "The Sea Haunt", where the team were stranded on a ship when the MonsterOfTheWeek smashed their plane. They find the only survivor of the ship's crew -- a Chinese cook named Charlie who has a horrible accent, dresses stereotypically (how did they miss giving him a pigtail?), and continually references his "honorable ancestors". They are eventually spotted by DUTCH search parties from Batavia-- despite Jakarta (and Indonesia) having been independent for years already. Oy... * ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' character Speedy Gonzales avoids this trope thanks to CrazyAwesome. He's [[SuperSpeed fast]], he's [[KnightInShiningArmor chivalrous]], he's [[XanatosSpeedChess clever]], and [[HumiliationConga always gets the gringo]]. So why do people still not like his cartoons? It's because the ''other mice in the show'' piss people off, who all have their laziness and ignorance cranked UpToEleven until the writers are sure you know they're Mexican.
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* ''TheFlintstones'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', despite being a show about a modernized Stone Age, somehow saw fit to introduce the Great Gazoo, a generic little green alien that would probably seem a lot more at home in ''TheJetsons''. Or rather, generic except for the fact that his personality was modeled after every offensive stereotype of the British, taken UpToEleven. Gazoo was smug, elitist, seemed to think he could get away with making fun of longtime protagonists Fred and Barney and using his powers to make them his {{Butt Monkey}}s just because he was a more articulate speaker, and on top of all of this JerkAss behavior, there were the UnfortunateImplications of England being personified by an advanced alien while America was personified as cave people. So what you have is an ethnic scrappy who offends two countries at once! * Eurotrish from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''. Her horribly fake accent, her annoying voice, and her constant "Because I'MMA GOING to Eur-OPE!" song made her immensely hated by the fans. It also doesn't help that her name is a pun on the word "Eurotrash". This even occurs InUniverse during the credits sequence of her episode! --> '''Person -->'''Person who sent her to America''': America:''' Stop-a the singing! Stop-a the singing! Do you know ''why'' we brought you to America in the first place??? --> [pause] --> '''Eurotrish''': place???\\ (''pause'')\\ '''Eurotrish:''' Now I'm going...going... to America... [walks off] (''walks off'') * ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'': ** It also doesn't help that her name is a pun on the word "Eurotrash." * ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'' has Hadji. In ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'', the first season's writers actually worked to avert this trope with Hadji, only for him to fall back into it in the second season with the reintroduction of the SimSimSalabim elements of his character. However, he first season's success at aversion is still debatable, considering they ended up turning him into a BollywoodNerd computer expert (although that hadn't yet become a stereotype at the time the show was airing). ** ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'', the The original series, series is grindingly embarrassing at times due to this. Supposedly, the Zulus throwing spears at the Quest Jet in the closing credits were from an episode that never aired, but that image is crazy enough. The worst that DID air was "The Sea Haunt", where the team were stranded on a ship when the MonsterOfTheWeek smashed their plane. They find the only survivor of the ship's crew -- a Chinese cook named Charlie who has a horrible accent, dresses stereotypically (how did they miss giving him a pigtail?), and continually references his "honorable ancestors". They are eventually spotted by DUTCH search parties from Batavia-- despite Jakarta (and Indonesia) having been independent for years already. Oy... ** Hadji. In ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'', the first season's writers actually worked to avert this trope with Hadji, only for him to fall back into it in the second season with the reintroduction of the SimSimSalabim elements of his character. However, he first season's success at aversion is still debatable, considering they ended up turning him into a BollywoodNerd computer expert (although that hadn't yet become a stereotype at the time the show was airing). * ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes: ** The character Speedy Gonzales avoids this trope thanks to CrazyAwesome. He's [[SuperSpeed fast]], he's [[KnightInShiningArmor chivalrous]], he's [[XanatosSpeedChess clever]], and [[HumiliationConga always gets the gringo]]. So why do people still not like his cartoons? It's because the ''other mice in the show'' piss people off, who all have their laziness and ignorance cranked UpToEleven until the writers are sure you know they're Mexican.

** ImperialJapan gave ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' more than its share of ethnic scrappies during World War II. ** 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. *** Completely averted with his younger female ''TinyToonAdventures'' counterpart Fifi La Fume, who [[EnsembleDarkhorse is still one of the most popular characters in the show despite her lack of screentime]] due to her kind and friendly personality, her [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter cuteness]] and [[MsFanservice beauty]], and her being a [[TheWoobie sympathetic character]].
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** ImperialJapan gave ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' Looney Tunes more than its share of ethnic scrappies during World War II. ** Then there is the classic ethnic scrappy of the series, Pepe Le Pew. Even ignoring the ''many'' UnfortunateImplications of what he is--making 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 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. *** ** Completely averted with his younger female ''TinyToonAdventures'' ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' counterpart Fifi La Fume, who [[EnsembleDarkhorse is still one of the most popular characters in the show despite her lack of screentime]] due to her kind and friendly personality, her [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter cuteness]] and [[MsFanservice beauty]], and her being a [[TheWoobie sympathetic character]].

* Mr. Rude from ''TheMrMenShow'' certainly applies. A walking French stereotype (Though he's given a different accent in the French dub of the show, naturally), his entire persona is to simply walk around being [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a rude]] JerkAss towards everyone else. To make matters worse, he's also a major {{Gasshole}}, making him a cartoonish "Smelly French" stereotype. * Lupe the toucan in WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey was a Latina caricature who was loud, easily angered, and sounded like Sofia Vergara combined with Fran Drescher, smoking three packs a day.
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* Mr. Rude from ''TheMrMenShow'' ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow'' certainly applies. A walking French stereotype (Though (though he's given a different accent in the French dub of the show, naturally), his entire persona is to simply walk around being [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a rude]] JerkAss {{Jerkass}} towards everyone else. To make matters worse, he's also a major {{Gasshole}}, making him a cartoonish "Smelly French" stereotype. * Lupe the toucan in WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey'' was a Latina caricature who was loud, easily angered, and sounded like Sofia Vergara combined with Fran Drescher, smoking three packs a day.

* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' Kyle has a cousin who's name is also Kyle, who's this in-universe. The other Kyle is a very stereotypical Jew, an annoying wuss who never stops complaining over minor stuffs, like dust or even snow. Ironically, this is also how the other Kyle views ''our'' Kyle--as a stereotypical redneck hick.
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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': ** Kyle has a cousin who's name is also Kyle, who's this in-universe. The other Kyle is a very stereotypical Jew, an annoying wuss who never stops complaining over minor stuffs, like dust or even snow. Ironically, this is also how the other Kyle views ''our'' Kyle--as Kyle -- as a stereotypical redneck hick.

*** A non-ethnic example: the stereotypically transgender Mrs. Garrison wasn't exactly a favorite among trans fans of the show. * The SuperFriends 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.
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*** ** A non-ethnic example: the stereotypically transgender Mrs. Garrison wasn't exactly a favorite among trans fans of the show. * ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'': The SuperFriends had 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.

* The villain [[FrenchJerk Jean-Pierre]] in ''[[Creator/VideoBrinquedo What's Up? Balloon to the Rescue]]'', a {{mockbuster}} of ''Film/{{Up}}''. Exactly 100% of the jokes involving this character, which are also 90% of the jokes in the film, involve him foiling his own evil plans by being unable to pronounce the voice-activated password on the MacGuffin right. ** From the same film, Chin-Ling, a stereotypical Chinese character (he has the requisite [[AsianSpeekeeEngrish accent]] and a camera as well), is made the butt of many racist jokes & observations by the other characters.
28th Dec '15 10:30:45 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* TNA gave us Mexican America, a stable where the two men were exaggerated Mexican gangster stereotypes and the two women were SpicyLatina stereotypes that salsa danced their way to the ring, flirted with men in the audience and were all kinds of provocative. The kicker? Only Anarquia was actually Mexican. Hernandez is Puerto Rican, ditto for [[Wrestling/TheaTrinidad Rosita]] (though residing in New York for most of her life) and Sarita is Canadian, though her pre-TNA fame comes from wrestling in Mexico.
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* TNA gave us Mexican America, a stable where the two men were exaggerated Mexican gangster stereotypes and the two women were SpicyLatina stereotypes that salsa danced their way to the ring, flirted with men in the audience and were all kinds of provocative. The kicker? Only Anarquia was actually Mexican. Hernandez is Puerto Rican, ditto for [[Wrestling/TheaTrinidad Rosita]] (though residing in New York for most of her life) and Sarita Wrestling/{{Sar|ahStock}}ita is Canadian, though her pre-TNA fame comes from wrestling in Mexico.

* Even as a face, Wrestling/SantinoMarella is a stereotypical tongue-tied Italian whose speech consists of {{Malaprop|er}}isms and BuffySpeak. (In actuality, he ''is'' of Italian heritage, but was born in Canada and can speak without an accent.) Just imagine an Italian ''Film/{{Borat}}'', since he came in shortly after the film's release and used a lot of the same schtick.
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* Even as a face, {{face}}, Wrestling/SantinoMarella is a stereotypical tongue-tied Italian whose speech consists of {{Malaprop|er}}isms and BuffySpeak. (In actuality, he ''is'' of Italian heritage, but was born in Canada and can speak without an accent.) Just imagine an Italian ''Film/{{Borat}}'', since he came in shortly after the film's release and used a lot of the same schtick.
25th Dec '15 4:36:44 PM nombretomado
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** However, the later issues, as early as the SilverAge, made him look like a normal Chinese guy, took away his stupid accent, and gave him a uniform.
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** However, the later issues, as early as the SilverAge, UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, made him look like a normal Chinese guy, took away his stupid accent, and gave him a uniform.

* The SilverAge GreenLantern Hal Jordan had an Inuit sidekick called Pieface who served as his mechanic. Today, he is strictly called Tom Kalmaku and depicted with respect as an engineer.
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* The SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{The Silver Age|of Comic Books}} GreenLantern Hal Jordan had an Inuit sidekick called Pieface who served as his mechanic. Today, he is strictly called Tom Kalmaku and depicted with respect as an engineer.

** Tom gets his in ''ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier'', Darwyn Cooke's (there he is again!) reimagining of the dawn of DC's SilverAge. Hal Jordan calls him Pieface when they first meet. Tom responds by calling Hal "whitebread" and threatening him with a wrench, and that's the last time Hal uses that nickname.
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** Tom gets his in ''ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier'', Darwyn Cooke's (there he is again!) reimagining of the dawn of DC's SilverAge.[[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]]. Hal Jordan calls him Pieface when they first meet. Tom responds by calling Hal "whitebread" and threatening him with a wrench, and that's the last time Hal uses that nickname.
17th Dec '15 6:42:20 PM nombretomado
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* In ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'', MandrakeTheMagician had an adopted Asian son named Kshin.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'', MandrakeTheMagician ComicStrip/MandrakeTheMagician had an adopted Asian son named Kshin.
28th Nov '15 8:55:01 PM gaimanite.pkat
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* Lupe the toucan in WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey was a Latina caricature who was loud, easily angered, and sounded like Sofia Vergara combined with Fran Drescher, smoking three packs a day.
21st Oct '15 4:48:20 PM nombretomado
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** Another stereotypical Siamese cat from a {{Disney}} feature: Shun Gon, the Chinese member of Scat Cat's gang from ''Disney/TheAristocats''. He's not a villain, but he has the buck teeth and the exaggerated accent. People rarely comment on the fact that the other cats in Scat Cat's gang are also strong ethnic stereotypes.
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** Another stereotypical Siamese cat from a {{Disney}} Creator/{{Disney}} feature: Shun Gon, the Chinese member of Scat Cat's gang from ''Disney/TheAristocats''. He's not a villain, but he has the buck teeth and the exaggerated accent. People rarely comment on the fact that the other cats in Scat Cat's gang are also strong ethnic stereotypes.
10th Oct '15 9:26:54 AM nombretomado
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** In the {{New 52}} however, DC has been trying really hard to [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Rescue Him From The Scrappy Heap]] by removing the more offensive aspects of his backstory (he's no longer a former "gangsta") and personality.
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** In the {{New ComicBook/{{New 52}} however, DC has been trying really hard to [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Rescue Him From The Scrappy Heap]] by removing the more offensive aspects of his backstory (he's no longer a former "gangsta") and personality.
5th Oct '15 4:59:16 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Franchise/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.
4th Oct '15 4:59:10 AM thecarolinabull01
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* TNA gave us Mexican America, a stable where the two men were exaggerated Mexican gangster stereotypes and the two women were SpicyLatina stereotypes that salsa danced their way to the ring, flirted with men in the audience and were all kinds of provocative. The kicker? Only Anarquia was actually Mexican. Hernandez is Puerto Rican, ditto for Rosita (though residing in New York for most of her life) and Sarita is Canadian, though her pre-TNA fame comes from wrestling in Mexico.
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* TNA gave us Mexican America, a stable where the two men were exaggerated Mexican gangster stereotypes and the two women were SpicyLatina stereotypes that salsa danced their way to the ring, flirted with men in the audience and were all kinds of provocative. The kicker? Only Anarquia was actually Mexican. Hernandez is Puerto Rican, ditto for Rosita [[Wrestling/TheaTrinidad Rosita]] (though residing in New York for most of her life) and Sarita is Canadian, though her pre-TNA fame comes from wrestling in Mexico.
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