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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]].
23rd Oct '16 12:05:28 PM chopshop
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* Deconstructed in ''Literature/ThingsFallApart''. The book depicts the Igbo and several African tribes like them slowly having their unique cultures replaced by the encroaching European Christian colonists. Many colonists [[MightyWhitey look down upon the unconverted Igbo]], viewing them as savages. However it's shown that the Igbo have [[GrayAndGreyMorality just as]] [[ValuesDissonance many flaws]] as the Christian settlers and a great many tribespeople who convert do so willingly, unable to stomach the Igbo lifestyle anymore. The TragicHero, Okonkwo, refuses to accept that most colonists are simply [[NotSoDifferent flawed humans following their beliefs like the Igbo]] and also refuses to accept that the Igbo have any flaws. [[spoiler: In the end, it becomes clear to Okonkwo that the Igbo culture he's been so obsessed with is gone and the people have moved on. Unable to comprehend or accept the changing world, he quietly goes home and [[DrivenToSuicide hangs himself]].]]
8th Oct '16 7:32:28 PM ZeroL
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* Leon Rom from Film/TheLegendOfTarzan seeks to bring a massive belgian army into the Congo to take over.
17th Sep '16 11:56:11 AM jamespolk
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%%* Kurtz from ''Literature/HeartOfDarkness''.

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%%* * Kurtz from ''Literature/HeartOfDarkness''.''Literature/HeartOfDarkness''--actually all the agents of the Belgians in the Congo, who are engaged in unspeakable cruelty and violence in the process of harvesting rubber from the jungle. Kurtz takes it UpToEleven when he goes mad and starts putting heads on spikes and such.



* Brutus Jones in Eugene O'Neill's play ''The Emperor Jones'' is a rare dark-skinned example. He goes from stowaway to Emperor in two years, and puts on the "fuss and glory part" of being Emperor while ruthlessly robbing the natives of their wealth. He intends to flee by the time the natives are ready to overthrow him, which comes sooner than he expected.

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* Brutus Jones in Eugene O'Neill's play ''The Emperor Jones'' ''Theatre/TheEmperorJones'' is a rare dark-skinned example. He goes from stowaway to Emperor in two years, and puts on the "fuss and glory part" of being Emperor while ruthlessly robbing the natives of their wealth. He intends to flee by the time the natives are ready to overthrow him, which comes sooner than he expected.
7th Jul '16 3:59:56 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* John Ratcliffe in ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' was a [[HistoricalDomainCharacter real guy]] who got a HistoricalVillainUpgrade courtesy of Creator/{{Disney}}. The movie portrays him as a repugnant, gold-obsessed warmonger.

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* John Ratcliffe in ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' was a [[HistoricalDomainCharacter real guy]] who got a HistoricalVillainUpgrade courtesy of Creator/{{Disney}}. The real Ratcliffe was more of a chump than a villain and was ultimately tortured to death by the Powhatan tribe. By contrast, the movie portrays him as a comically repugnant, gold-obsessed warmonger.warmonger who gets sent back to be punished in England at the end of the movie.
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