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31st May '17 6:36:27 PM nombretomado
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* The ''YoungAvengers'', now that their white male leader is gone, are a shining example of how Marvel are really, ''really'' trying. Patriot (black) leads an interspecies gay couple, two girls and an android. Young!Kang looked Aasian in the ''Young Avengers'' (or at least biracial).

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* The ''YoungAvengers'', ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'', now that their white male leader is gone, are a shining example of how Marvel are really, ''really'' trying. Patriot (black) leads an interspecies gay couple, two girls and an android. Young!Kang looked Aasian in the ''Young Avengers'' (or at least biracial).
18th May '17 12:46:09 AM LaptopGuy
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* ''Series/BarneyAndFriends'' always had a diverse cast of children every season:
** ''The Backyard Gang'' had Michael and Amy (white), Tina and Luci (Hispanic), Jason and Derek (Black), and Adam and Jeffrey (Asian)
** The first three seasons included Michael, Jason, Julie, Kathy, Shawn, and Kenneth (White), Tina, Luci, Carlos, and Juan (Hispanic), Derek and Tosha (Black), and Min (Asian).
** The next three seasons included Stephen, Kristen, Hannah, Kim, Chip, Linda, Emily, Jeff, and Jill (White), Robert (Hispanic), Ashley, Alissa, Keesha, and Curtis (Black), and Danny (Asian).
** The following two seasons featured Angela, Gianna, Beth, Scott, Sarah, and Nick (White), Mario and Tony (Hispanic), Whitney and Jackson (Black), and Kami (Asian).
** The ninth season featured Nick, Rachel, David, Stacy, and Laura (White), Miguel (Hispanic), Whitney and Jackson (Black), and Kami (Asian).
12th May '17 4:18:35 PM JoeMerl
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* Alison Bechdel's ''ComicStrip/DykesToWatchOutFor''. Bechdel herself has joked that, yes, the cast is almost diverse to a fault (with a main cast comprising just about every ethnicity, religion, political affiliation—yes, there are indeed lesbian Republicans out there). However, as they're all fully-fleshed characters with their own personalities, they tend not to suffer from being the token something-or-other. Thea (disabled, with MS) is the only possible exception, even lampshaded by her in an AnimatedActors segment: "I move that ''no'' new personnel be introduced until I get properly established here! I thought I was gonna be a fully-fledged, three-dimensional character like everyone else, but nooooo! I just show up on my crutches every tenth episode like a goddamn poster child!"

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* Alison Bechdel's ''ComicStrip/DykesToWatchOutFor''. Bechdel herself has joked that, yes, the cast is almost diverse to a fault (with a main cast comprising just about every ethnicity, religion, political affiliation—yes, affiliation—-[[GayConservative yes, there are indeed lesbian Republicans out there).there]]). However, as they're all fully-fleshed characters with their own personalities, they tend not to suffer from being the token something-or-other. Thea (disabled, with MS) is the only possible exception, even lampshaded by her in an AnimatedActors segment: "I move that ''no'' new personnel be introduced until I get properly established here! I thought I was gonna be a fully-fledged, three-dimensional character like everyone else, but nooooo! I just show up on my crutches every tenth episode like a goddamn poster child!"
12th May '17 3:07:49 PM JoeMerl
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* ''Literature/{{Remnants}}'' has a [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacter large cast]] that can justify its racial diversity, but for a group thrown together by the American government at the last minute, the survivors of Earth's destruction include a surprising number characters born outside the United States (Billy, T.R., Kubrick's dad, possibly [=2Face=]'s dad...)

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* ''Literature/{{Remnants}}'' has a [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacter [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters large cast]] that can justify its racial diversity, but for a group thrown together by the American government at the last minute, the survivors of Earth's destruction include a surprising number characters born outside the United States (Billy, T.R., Kubrick's dad, possibly [=2Face=]'s dad...)



** A meta-example: the original lineup for the rebuilt [[Literature/XWingSeries Rogue Squadron]] in the eponymous books was deliberately chosen on politically correct grounds by the Alliance leadership, given how important a propaganda symbol the squadron is. However, this is a ''Star Wars Galaxy'' Twelve Token Band, so it consists of: the token Bothan (for their work in finding the second Death Star), the token Twi'lek (Ryloth is coming into its own at this time), ''other'' other token aliens (an insectoid, a wolfman, and another... thing, to represent the more non-human ones), the token refugee (a woman), the token kid brought up in jail (also a woman), the token precocious kid (who's also from Tatooine), and ''two'' token Thyferrans (including one woman) because that's the only way to please the two factions of the planet producing the most critical medical supply in the galaxy. In fact at one point, a good Corellian pilot isn't allowed to join because they already have two Corellians. Wedge is highly displeased about leadership picking the squadron for him, but he grows to like his people.

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** A meta-example: {{Invoked}}: the original lineup for the rebuilt [[Literature/XWingSeries Rogue Squadron]] in the eponymous books was deliberately chosen on politically correct grounds by the Alliance leadership, given how important a propaganda symbol the squadron is. However, this is a ''Star Wars Galaxy'' Twelve Token Band, so it consists of: the token Bothan (for their work in finding the second Death Star), the token Twi'lek (Ryloth is coming into its own at this time), ''other'' other token aliens (an insectoid, a wolfman, and another... thing, to represent the more non-human ones), the token refugee (a woman), the token kid brought up in jail (also a woman), the token precocious kid (who's also from Tatooine), and ''two'' token Thyferrans (including one woman) because that's the only way to please the two factions of the planet producing the most critical medical supply in the galaxy. In fact at one point, a good Corellian pilot isn't allowed to join because they already have two Corellians. Wedge is highly displeased about leadership picking the squadron for him, but he grows to like his people.
12th May '17 3:05:42 PM JoeMerl
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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' does this with its main cast. The white Jewish male leader Jake, his female cousin Rachel, his black girlfriend Cassie, his Hispanic best friend Marco, and Tobias who has a [[ParentalAbandonment messed-up]] [[ResentfulGuardian family]] (and is a bird). They later add [[SixthRanger an alien]], Ax. Toward the end of the series, they get a RedshirtArmy made up of disabled children. Rachel's parents are divorced, too -- she's raised by her mother, who isn't Jewish.

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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' does this with its main cast. The white Jewish male leader Jake, his female cousin Rachel, his black girlfriend Cassie, his Hispanic best friend Marco, and Tobias who has a [[ParentalAbandonment messed-up]] [[ResentfulGuardian family]] (and is a bird). They later add [[SixthRanger an alien]], Ax. Toward the end of the series, they get a RedshirtArmy made up of disabled children. children (though {{Justified}}--they specifically picked disabled kids because [[PuppeteerParasite Yeerks]] wouldn't bother to infest them). Rachel's parents are divorced, too -- she's raised by her mother, who isn't Jewish.Jewish.
* ''Literature/{{Remnants}}'' has a [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacter large cast]] that can justify its racial diversity, but for a group thrown together by the American government at the last minute, the survivors of Earth's destruction include a surprising number characters born outside the United States (Billy, T.R., Kubrick's dad, possibly [=2Face=]'s dad...)
12th May '17 2:53:00 PM JoeMerl
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** The show gives us a more fantastic variation of this trope. The leader of the team, Robin, is a [[BadassNormal badass normal]] Caucasian and Romani. Raven is part demon on her dad's side and part (presumably Caucasian) human on her mom's side. Cyborg is African American and, well, [[MeaningfulName a cyb]][[CaptainObvious org]]. Starfire is an [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe orange-skinned space babe]]. Beast Boy's race/species however is ambiguous due in part to his [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation green skin and hair]], though his comic book origin has him as a white blond human who turned green.
** The East Coast spin-off team features Bumblebee (black female), Speedy (white male raised on a Navajo reservation), Mas and Menos (both Hispanic males) and Aqualad (white Atlantean male). Justified in that with the exceptions of Mas and Menos, the Titans East was made up entirely of teen heroes who had met and teamed up with the original Titans in earlier seasons.

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** The show gives us a more fantastic variation of this trope. The leader of the team, Robin, is a [[BadassNormal badass normal]] Caucasian (and Romani, if we're going by the comics and Romani.[[LegacyCharacter assume that he's Dick Grayson]]). Raven is part demon on her dad's side and part (presumably Caucasian) human on her mom's side. Cyborg is African American and, well, [[MeaningfulName [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a cyb]][[CaptainObvious org]].cyborg]]. Starfire is an [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe orange-skinned space babe]]. Beast Boy's race/species however is ambiguous due in part to his [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation green skin and hair]], though his comic book origin has him as a white blond human who turned green.
** The East Coast spin-off team features Bumblebee (black female), Speedy (white male raised on a (apparently white, but part Navajo reservation), if we go by the comics), Mas and Menos (both Hispanic males) (Hispanic male twins) and Aqualad (white Atlantean male). Justified in that with the exceptions of Mas and Menos, the Titans East was made up entirely of teen heroes who had met and teamed up with the original Titans in earlier seasons.



** The "[[FanNickname Runaways]]" are reimagined, YoungerAndHipper versions of the {{Captain Ethnic}} ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'': [[Comicbook/{{Static}} Virgil]] is black, [[AstralProjection Tye]] is Native American, [[{{Teleportation}} Eduardo]] is Hispanic, and [[BlowYouAway Asami]] is Asian. In their later appearance they add [[ArmCannon Arsenal]], who is [[ArtificialLimbs disabled]] and arguably their TokenWhite (His race is never mentioned in the series, though in the comics the character is a white boy raised by Native Americans).

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** The "[[FanNickname Runaways]]" are reimagined, YoungerAndHipper versions of the {{Captain Ethnic}} ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'': [[Comicbook/{{Static}} Virgil]] is black, [[AstralProjection Tye]] is Native American, [[{{Teleportation}} Eduardo]] is Hispanic, and [[BlowYouAway Asami]] is Asian. In their later appearance they add [[ArmCannon Arsenal]], who is [[ArtificialLimbs disabled]] and arguably their TokenWhite (His race is never mentioned in the series, though in (in the comics the character is a white boy raised by he identifies as Native Americans).American).
22nd Apr '17 5:37:24 PM nombretomado
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** A similar thing would have happened to the ''Gundam'' series, but it would have been a decision of {{Sunrise}}. ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8um1N78AhY Doozy Bots]]'' was a way to get the Gundam franchise to America, and it would have featured a cast of a Football-playing [[CharClone Char look-alike]], a skater/surfer, a cheerleader, a hockey player, and a [[TwoferTokenMinority Token Twofer]] black kid on a wheelchair. For an extra dose of UnfortunateImplications, while the heroes turn into SuperDeformed versions of various ''Gundam'' mecha, the paraplegic kid turns into... a [[http://mahq.net/mecha/gundam/msgundam/rx-75-4.htm Guntank]].

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** A similar thing would have happened to the ''Gundam'' series, but it would have been a decision of {{Sunrise}}.Creator/{{Sunrise}}. ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8um1N78AhY Doozy Bots]]'' was a way to get the Gundam franchise to America, and it would have featured a cast of a Football-playing [[CharClone Char look-alike]], a skater/surfer, a cheerleader, a hockey player, and a [[TwoferTokenMinority Token Twofer]] black kid on a wheelchair. For an extra dose of UnfortunateImplications, while the heroes turn into SuperDeformed versions of various ''Gundam'' mecha, the paraplegic kid turns into... a [[http://mahq.net/mecha/gundam/msgundam/rx-75-4.htm Guntank]].
20th Apr '17 1:34:23 PM perfectpieces
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* Music/{{Pentatonix}}, the winner of season 3 of NBC's a capella competition ''Series/TheSingOff'', came to be an organic literal example of this. The group consists of a square-jawed blonde white guy, a black dude, a Jewish fella, a gay guy and a Latina girl.



* Music/{{Pentatonix}} consists of two gay white men, a Hispanic woman, a Jewish guy, and a black guy.

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* Music/{{Pentatonix}} consists of two gay white men, men (one of whom is of Italian descent), a Hispanic woman, a Jewish guy, and a black guy.
11th Apr '17 6:22:14 PM DesertDragon
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* While ''Series/{{Empire}}'' is primarily about a black family with the occasional non-black love interest, this trope was directly invoked when Hakeem tossed around the idea of forming a multiracial GirlGroup named "Rainbow Connection", composed of a black girl, a white girl, and a Latina. However, the others minced no words in telling him [[LampshadeHanging how corny that sounded]], and when Andre informed him that Latin Americans are the fastest-growing consumer base in the country, Hakeem opted to form an all-Latina girl group instead, Mirage a Trois.



* Music/SpiceGirls: Scary, Baby, Ginger, Posh and Sporty
6th Apr '17 4:05:04 PM jormis29
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* In Creator/StephenKing's ''Film/{{It}}'', the Loser's Club is made up from kids who are ostracized by the others for various reasons: Bill stutters, Ben is fat, Eddie is physically weak, Stan is Jewish, Mike is black, Beverly is poor, and Richie just can't keep his mouth shut.

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* In Creator/StephenKing's ''Film/{{It}}'', ''Literature/{{It}}'', the Loser's Club is made up from kids who are ostracized by the others for various reasons: Bill stutters, Ben is fat, Eddie is physically weak, Stan is Jewish, Mike is black, Beverly is poor, and Richie just can't keep his mouth shut.
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