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20th Jun '17 7:48:29 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/EmbraceOfTheSerpent'': We don't actually see any, unless the crazed monk raising a little compound of religious zealots counts. But their damage is everywhere. In one scene Manduca stumbles across a little rubber farm with buckets collecting the sap from the rubber trees—and a little graveyard. Then a slave who is missing an arm comes dashing into the grove to collect the rubber sap.
15th May '17 7:00:45 AM Odacon_Spy
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The character was originally depicted as Western European (usually from Britain, France or Germany) but people from {{Eagleland}} joined the group later. If this is the case, expect some WhiteMansBurden excuse for his actions (which usually consists of taking over a place, exploiting the natives and the land, then leaving the place as an economic waste after the natives get fed up and kick him out). Two places you stand a good chance of seeing a non-white version of this trope are Chinese and Korean (both north and south, but mostly north) depictions of the Japanese, especially during the years of [[UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan Japanese imperialism]]. Chinese communists may also be portrayed this way in western films about Tibet.

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The character was originally depicted as Western European (usually from Britain, Spain, France or Germany) but people from {{Eagleland}} joined the group later. If this is the case, expect some WhiteMansBurden excuse for his actions (which usually consists of taking over a place, exploiting the natives and the land, then leaving the place as an economic waste after the natives get fed up and kick him out). Two places you stand a good chance of seeing a non-white version of this trope are Chinese and Korean (both north and south, but mostly north) depictions of the Japanese, especially during the years of [[UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan Japanese imperialism]]. Chinese communists may also be portrayed this way in western films about Tibet.



* A brief cameo from such a character appears in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Love and Rocket", when the soon-to-be-stuffed bears at the Romanticorp factory are chased by a safari-suit wearing, snarling elderly Englishman whose blunderbuss is carried by his malnourished Indian attendant.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/PeterPanAndThePirates'', Captain Hook, in an attempt to attract sufficient "civilization" to Neverland (to ease his ongoing ennui as a man of culture exiled to a wilderness by his obsession with remaining there until Pan is killed), declares Neverland to be annexed to the BritishEmpire and attempts to literally crown himself its viceroy. This is not particularly outrageous when you consider all the technical pirates, from Sir Francis Drake to "Rajah" Brooke of Sarawak, who were regarded as servants of the British crown and who on occasion personally annexed territories on its behalf. Of course Hook's heavily armed crew are on standby in the event of anyone raising objections to his decree.

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* A brief cameo from such a character appears in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Love and Rocket", when the soon-to-be-stuffed bears at the Romanticorp factory are chased by a safari-suit wearing, snarling elderly Englishman whose blunderbuss is carried by his malnourished Indian attendant.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/PeterPanAndThePirates'', Captain Hook, in an attempt to attract sufficient "civilization" to Neverland (to ease his ongoing ennui as a man of culture exiled to a wilderness by his obsession with remaining there until Pan is killed), declares Neverland to be annexed to the BritishEmpire UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire and attempts to literally crown himself its viceroy. This is not particularly outrageous when you consider all the technical pirates, from Sir Francis Drake to "Rajah" Brooke of Sarawak, who were regarded as servants of the British crown and who on occasion personally annexed territories on its behalf. Of course Hook's heavily armed crew are on standby in the event of anyone raising objections to his decree.
9th Mar '17 4:26:30 PM jamespolk
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%%* Referenced in ''Film/TouchOfEvil''.


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* ''Film/WhiteShadowsInTheSouthSeas'': Evil white colonialists exploit the natives of Polynesia, befouling their islands with grubby trading posts, pushing the natives into making highly dangerous dives for pearls, and cheating them by giving them worthless trinkets in return for said priceless pearls.
--> "But the white man, in his greedy trek across the planet, cast his withering shadow over these islands....and the business of 'civilizing' them to his interests began...."
26th Feb '17 12:12:39 PM nombretomado
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* Chinese martial arts movies set between the late 1800s and mid 1900s often have EvilBrit versions of this (see for instance ''The Legend of Drunken Master'' and ''IPMan''). Depending on the date of the setting, the [[UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan Japanese]] will play this role instead of or in addition to the Europeans.

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* Chinese martial arts movies set between the late 1800s and mid 1900s often have EvilBrit versions of this (see for instance ''The Legend of Drunken Master'' and ''IPMan'').''Film/IpMan''). Depending on the date of the setting, the [[UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan Japanese]] will play this role instead of or in addition to the Europeans.
18th Feb '17 6:37:20 AM jamespolk
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%%* Perhaps some of the characters in ''Film/TheProposition''?


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* ''Film/{{Indochine}}'': None of the colonists in French Indochina come off well, but the ones trapping Vietnamese peasants into slavery are the worst.
31st Jan '17 1:48:15 AM LondonKdS
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* In ''Series/DoctorWho ''humans often play this role. In "The Mutants", an episode intended as a critique of Apartheid, the Marshal oppresses the natives of Solos, hunting them down, and intends to change the atmosphere of the planet so it is breathable to humans but not the Solonians.

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho ''humans often play this role. role.
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In "The Mutants", an episode intended as a critique of Apartheid, the Marshal oppresses the natives of Solos, hunting them down, and intends to change the atmosphere of the planet so it is breathable to humans but not the Solonians.Solonians.
** "Kinda" downplays this with the human explorers being over-confident, misguided, exploitative, and finally raving nuts, but not premeditatedly evil.
29th Jan '17 8:03:26 AM jamespolk
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%%* [[Film/ThereWillBeBlood Daniel Plainview]].




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* ''Film/BlackAndWhiteInColor'': Pretty much all the white people in Fort Coulais. They have nothing but contempt for the locals and treat them as subhuman. When they go off to attack the German outpost they make the natives carry them in litters. Later, they kidnap natives and enslave them into their little army.
23rd Jan '17 4:56:07 AM Monsund
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* Several quests from ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' shows the Dwarven Explorer's league coming to occupied tauren land, dismissing the natives as [[FantasticRacism stupid bullmen]], and killing them so as excavate their land. Perhaps the most notable was in Bael Modan in the Barrens.
16th Jan '17 12:13:32 PM Morgenthaler
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* Chinese martial arts movies set between the late 1800s and mid 1900s often have EvilBrit versions of this (see for instance ''The Legend of Drunken Master'' and ''IPMan''). Depending on the date of the setting, the [[ImperialJapan Japanese]] will play this role instead of or in addition to the Europeans.

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* Chinese martial arts movies set between the late 1800s and mid 1900s often have EvilBrit versions of this (see for instance ''The Legend of Drunken Master'' and ''IPMan''). Depending on the date of the setting, the [[ImperialJapan [[UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan Japanese]] will play this role instead of or in addition to the Europeans.
13th Jan '17 6:43:11 AM sketchdoodle
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* Played with in ''Literature/MaleRising''. The story is set in an alternate Africa with conservative and reformist ideologies taking root just before European colonization. As a result, the European colonial empires had a more nuanced view of the continent and responded accordingly, from sending good-natured officers to hiring greedy concessionaires. The African peoples themselves became influenced with the outside world in turn, with some of them creating their own empires and [[BecomingTheMask becoming colonial masters themselves]].
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