History Main / HalfBreedDiscrimination

1st Jan '17 7:08:14 PM eowynjedi
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* In the ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'' games, the Branded, those with both laguz and beorc blood, are subject to discrimination by both races, consummation of such an InterspeciesRomance being a "crime against the goddess". It is revealed late in ''Radiant Dawn'' that [[spoiler: when a child is born to such parents, the laguz parent loses the ability to transform, and becomes something belonging to neither species. This was discovered roughly eight-hundred years earlier when Altina gave birth to a child fathered by Lehran; the first beorc-laguz hybrid ever. Before the birth, everyone was excited because it seemed like the ultimate proof of the new peace between the two races. Then Lehran lost all of his powers after the child's birth, everybody panicked thinking that a new race war would result from laguz fears of being breeded out, and such unions were outlawed, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero which increased tensions and ensured continuous violence between the two sides for centuries more]].]]

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem''
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In the ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'' games, the Branded, those with both laguz and beorc blood, are subject to discrimination by both races, consummation of such an InterspeciesRomance being a "crime against the goddess". It is revealed late in ''Radiant Dawn'' that [[spoiler: when a child is born to such parents, the laguz parent loses the ability to transform, and becomes something belonging to neither species. This was discovered roughly eight-hundred years earlier when Altina gave birth to a child fathered by Lehran; the first beorc-laguz hybrid ever. Before the birth, everyone was excited because it seemed like the ultimate proof of the new peace between the two races. Then Lehran lost all of his powers after the child's birth, everybody panicked thinking that a new race war would result from laguz fears of being breeded out, and such unions were outlawed, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero which increased tensions and ensured continuous violence between the two sides for centuries more]].]]



** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'', Lyn, the child of a Lycian noblewoman and a Sacaen chieftain, is subjected to this upon arriving in Lycia. The embittered Marquess Araphen (who hates Sacaens because he loved Lyn's mother Madelyn but was spurned) and her granduncle Lundgren (who tries to murder his brother for the Marquess of Caelin title) both refer to her as a "mongrel" for her mixed blood; in both cases though, this is more of adding insult to injury as the Sacaen plainsfolk are, as a whole, discriminated against in Lycia especially by the nobility - Lyn never mentions any hardships in Sacae proper and was quite happy in her tribe before they were slaughtered by bandits (although she mentions that the few survivors refused to follow her, which may have been for more reasons than she realised...)

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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe''
*** Inverted in ''Binding Blade'' with Rutger. He was the only person spared in the Bulgar Massacre because one of his parents was a native of Bern, and the Bern soldiery took him for one of their own... leaving him alive to hotly pursue {{Revenge}} on them across the continent.
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Lyn, the child of a Lycian noblewoman and a Sacaen chieftain, is subjected to this upon arriving in Lycia. The embittered Marquess Araphen (who hates Sacaens because he loved Lyn's mother Madelyn but was spurned) and her granduncle Lundgren (who tries to murder his brother for the Marquess of Caelin title) both refer to her as a "mongrel" for her mixed blood; in both cases though, this is more of adding insult to injury as the Sacaen plainsfolk are, as a whole, discriminated against in Lycia especially by the nobility - Lyn never mentions any hardships in Sacae proper and was quite happy in her tribe before they were slaughtered by bandits (although she mentions that the few survivors refused to follow her, which may have been for more reasons than she realised...)
24th Dec '16 11:36:12 AM nombretomado
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* Played straight in ''{{Arcanum}}'' by half-orcs, who are looked down upon because everyone assumes they only exist because male orcs rape human women, and half-ogres, who have a reputation for being DumbMuscle [[BullyingADragon (but don't let one hear you say that)]]. Averted by half-elves, who are generally well-liked despite pureblooded elves having a reputation for being haughty snobs.

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* Played straight in ''{{Arcanum}}'' ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'' by half-orcs, who are looked down upon because everyone assumes they only exist because male orcs rape human women, and half-ogres, who have a reputation for being DumbMuscle [[BullyingADragon (but don't let one hear you say that)]]. Averted by half-elves, who are generally well-liked despite pureblooded elves having a reputation for being haughty snobs.
6th Dec '16 11:08:13 AM Brickmaster4496
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* This trope is gradually becoming a popular one for Zootopia fanfics where Nick and Judy have offspring.
30th Nov '16 10:26:43 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/{{Roots}}'' touches on this. It is repeatedly mentioned that Kunta Kinte has nothing but contempt for light skinned blacks, once citing how a girl from his village was shunned for giving birth to a mixed-race baby after escaping from slave traders. As such, his daughter Kizzy is very dismayed at how light her ChildByRape is.

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* ''Series/{{Roots}}'' touches on this. It is repeatedly mentioned that Kunta Kinte has nothing but contempt for light skinned light-skinned blacks, once citing how a girl from his village was shunned for giving birth to a mixed-race baby after escaping from slave traders. As such, his daughter Kizzy is very dismayed at how light her ChildByRape is.


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* ''Literature/TheCrimsonShadow'': It's said many elves and humans dislike half-elves, though we never actually see anyone express this.
28th Nov '16 9:09:05 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10090792/1/Zero-no-Tsukaima-Saito-the-Onmyoji Zero no Tsukaima: Saito the Onmyoji]]'', Saito's {{familiar}} Kaede is a "silver {{oni}}", the child of a white oni and a black oni. Like most "metallic oni", she was treated as a second-class citizen by pureblood oni.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10090792/1/Zero-no-Tsukaima-Saito-the-Onmyoji Zero no Tsukaima: Saito the Onmyoji]]'', ''Fanfic/ZeroNoTsukaimaSaitoTheOnmyoji'', Saito's {{familiar}} Kaede is a "silver {{oni}}", the child of a white oni and a black oni. Like most "metallic oni", she was treated as a second-class citizen by pureblood oni.



* Ethan Edwards shows quite a bit of this toward Martin Pawley, who is one-eighth Cherokee, in ''TheSearchers''. However, the racist Edwards apparently considers it worse if a white woman sleeps with a Comanche, so eventually writes a will naming Martin his sole heir and cutting out his niece Debbie (abducted by a Comanche war party and now one of Chief Scar's wives). Martin very understandably throws that will in Ethan's face.

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* Ethan Edwards shows quite a bit of this toward Martin Pawley, who is one-eighth Cherokee, in ''TheSearchers''.''Film/TheSearchers''. However, the racist Edwards apparently considers it worse if a white woman sleeps with a Comanche, so eventually writes a will naming Martin his sole heir and cutting out his niece Debbie (abducted by a Comanche war party and now one of Chief Scar's wives). Martin very understandably throws that will in Ethan's face.
25th Nov '16 12:36:36 PM Astaroth
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* Alluded to in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', when Peter tells the story of how his black slave ancestor, Nate Griffin, fell in love with the white daughter of his owner and secretly fathered a mixed-race family with her. One of the children naively comments that the great thing about being mixed race is, when he grows up, he's going to be accepted by everyone. However, Peter briefly becomes a pariah in the eyes of ''both'' races - the whites because he won't shut up with the "white devil" rhetoric and the blacks because he grossly abuses his affirmative-action privileges and makes them look bad.

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* Alluded to in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
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one episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', when episode, Peter tells the story of how his discovers he has a black slave ancestor, Nate Griffin, fell Griffin. Peter briefly tries to embrace his black heritage, but becomes a pariah in love the eyes of ''both'' races - the whites because he won't shut up with the white daughter of "white devil" rhetoric and the blacks because he grossly abuses his owner affirmative-action privileges and secretly fathered makes them look bad.
** Alluded to in another episode, which shows Nate Griffin fathering
a mixed-race mixed race family with her.a white woman. One of the children naively comments that the great thing about being mixed race is, when he grows up, he's going to be accepted by everyone. However, Peter briefly becomes a pariah in the eyes of ''both'' races - the whites because he won't shut up with the "white devil" rhetoric and the blacks because he grossly abuses his affirmative-action privileges and makes them look bad.
20th Aug '16 5:15:52 PM nombretomado
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** This is pretty common in a lot of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' settings, especially DragonLance and TabletopGame/DarkSun.

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** This is pretty common in a lot of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' settings, especially DragonLance Dragonlance and TabletopGame/DarkSun.
20th Aug '16 8:07:10 AM Kate
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* Olivier de Bretagne (birth name Daoud) in the ''BrotherCadfael'' novels is the son of a Syrian mother and a white father. His parents loved each other but, just to make it worse, weren't married and his father left without knowing his mother was pregnant. He makes his way to England in the books, and encounters discrimination both on page (from one of the villains of "The Virgin in the Ice") and off, although his liege lord doesn't seem to care a whit about his heritage and lets Olivier marry his ward and niece.
18th Aug '16 9:58:40 AM kquinn0830
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* Film/{{Goodfellas}}: Despite all of their success in bringing in money for TheMafia, Henry Hill and Jimmy Conway never become "made men" because the group only accepts men with 100% Italian ancestry and they're both half-Italian, half-Irish.
13th Aug '16 8:47:10 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10090792/1/Zero-no-Tsukaima-Saito-the-Onmyoji Zero no Tsukaima: Saito the Onmyoji]]'', Saito's familiar Kaede is a "silver {{oni}}", the child of a white oni and a black oni. Like most "metallic oni", she was treated as a second-class citizen by pureblood oni.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10090792/1/Zero-no-Tsukaima-Saito-the-Onmyoji Zero no Tsukaima: Saito the Onmyoji]]'', Saito's familiar {{familiar}} Kaede is a "silver {{oni}}", the child of a white oni and a black oni. Like most "metallic oni", she was treated as a second-class citizen by pureblood oni.
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