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7th Aug '17 1:58:11 AM StClair
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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth''. Lothar and LJ are Afro-Caribbean, while Kshin is East Asian. However, five out of the eight Defenders are white.

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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth''. Lothar and LJ are Afro-Caribbean, while Kshin is East Asian. However, five out of the eight Defenders are white. (Justified - sort of - in that they're the protagonists of various classic Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate comic strips, who were as white as the newspaper they were printed on.)
7th Aug '17 1:45:39 AM StClair
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'': Justified. In late 19th century, white humans probably have the largest share of the total human population they ever had. More importantly the white nations are much more powerful than the non-whites and except for the US have no big non-white minorities except in the colonies. These being fairly racist societies non-whites rarely get important positions in white majority countries. Humans on Mars are almost exclusively white. Just a few Japanese in their out-of-the-way research station. Canal Martians do not have any significant geographical differences since they have had fairly easy long-distance travel and even a global society for millennia. Canal Martians refer to humans as “red men” because white people look red to them.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'': Justified. In late 19th century, white humans probably have the largest share of the total human population they ever had. More importantly the white nations are much more powerful than the non-whites and except for the US have no big non-white minorities except in the colonies. These being fairly racist societies non-whites rarely get important positions in white majority countries. Humans on Mars are almost exclusively white. Just white, except for a few Japanese in their out-of-the-way research station. Canal Martians do not have any significant geographical differences since they have had fairly easy long-distance travel and even a global society for millennia. Canal Martians refer to humans as “red men” "red men" because white people look red to them.them. (Canal Martians are themselves pale yellow, with the other Martian races having darker complexions.)
7th Aug '17 1:36:35 AM StClair
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* Averted in ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}''. Humans of Terran origin are as likely to have non-occidental names as occidental ones. And that's before you get into [[HumanAliens the ones of]] ''[[HumanAliens non]]''-[[HumanAliens Terran origin]] (the result of AncientAstronauts spreading them around back in prehistory).

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* Averted in ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}''. Humans of Terran origin are as likely to have non-occidental names as occidental ones. And that's before you get into [[HumanAliens the ones of]] ''[[HumanAliens non]]''-[[HumanAliens Terran origin]] (the result of AncientAstronauts [[TransplantedHumans spreading them around around]] back in prehistory).
7th Aug '17 1:35:01 AM StClair
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* Averted in ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}''. Humans of Terran origin are as likely to have non-occidental names as occidental ones. And that's before you get into [[HumanAliens the ones of]] ''[[HumanAliens non]]''-[[HumanAliens Terran origin]] (the result of AncientAstronauts).

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* Averted in ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}''. Humans of Terran origin are as likely to have non-occidental names as occidental ones. And that's before you get into [[HumanAliens the ones of]] ''[[HumanAliens non]]''-[[HumanAliens Terran origin]] (the result of AncientAstronauts).AncientAstronauts spreading them around back in prehistory).
7th Aug '17 1:33:47 AM StClair
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* Averted in ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}''. Humans of Terran origin are as likely to have non-occidental names as occidental ones.

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* Averted in ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}''. Humans of Terran origin are as likely to have non-occidental names as occidental ones. And that's before you get into [[HumanAliens the ones of]] ''[[HumanAliens non]]''-[[HumanAliens Terran origin]] (the result of AncientAstronauts).



* In KingdomHearts, while there are plenty of non-human characters (like Donald and Goofy), the only main character who isn't white is the villain. [[spoiler:Different versions of him, to be exact.]]
* Played straight in VideoGame/{{Civilization}} 4. Every regular unit regardless of the civ is white.
** Averted in the expansions. Various civs get more accurate unit models for their military units.

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* In KingdomHearts, ''KingdomHearts'', while there are plenty of non-human characters (like Donald and Goofy), the only main character who isn't white is the villain. [[spoiler:Different versions of him, to be exact.]]
* Played straight in VideoGame/{{Civilization}} 4. Every regular unit regardless of the civ is white.
** Averted in the expansions. Various civs get more accurate unit models for their military units.
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* Played straight in ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} 4''. Every regular unit regardless of the civ is white.
** Averted in the expansions. Various civs get more accurate unit models for their military units.
5th Aug '17 5:54:18 PM TheDragonDemands
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***Side-note: of the first five Trek series, DS9 was the only one in which ''none'' of the starring characters was a white person from the United States. TOS had Kirk (Iowa) and Bones (Tennessee), TNG had Riker (Alaska, with ancestors from New York), Voyager had Janeway (Indiana) and Paris (San Francisco, son of an admiral), Enterprise had Archer (San Francisco but grew up in upstate New York) and Tucker (Florida). Sisko was from New Orleans and visits it a few times in the show's run, but is African-American. The one white human, O'Brien, is from Ireland.
***Bonus points: Near the end of the series, Sisko even criticizes the Vic Fontaine holodeck program of a 1960's Las Vegas casino lounge club, for ''not'' being HumansAreWhite in-universe. It's programmed to ''ignore'' the races of characters and human players in it, rather than put a bunch of offensive racism in it - but Sisko argues that this is essentially whitewashing history, because black people ''did'' face a lot of racism in the real-life 1960's.
4th Aug '17 6:23:54 AM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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* TV stations in the south, especially before the civil rights movement, often did not want to air shows with non-white characters. This led to an all-white cast for shows such as ''Beverly Hillbillies'' and ''The Andy Griffith Show'', and only very occasional non-white characters in shows such as ''Gunsmoke''. The producers of ''Andy Griffith'' admitted they wanted black characters on the show many times but could not do so for fear of southern TV affiliates pulling the series. They were able to subvert that after the show became ''Mayberry RFD''. Even after southern TV stations began to relax their standards, racist tensions were still present - the kiss between Kirk and Uhura in ''Star Trek'' was filmed specifically to avoid showing their lips touching simply to avoid southern network affiliates pulling the show.

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* TV stations in the south, especially before the civil rights movement, often did not want to air shows with non-white characters. This led to an all-white cast for shows such as ''Beverly Hillbillies'' and ''The Andy Griffith Show'', and only very occasional non-white characters in shows such as ''Gunsmoke''. The producers of ''Andy Griffith'' admitted they wanted black characters on the show many times but could not do so for fear of southern TV affiliates pulling the series. They were able to subvert that after the show became ''Mayberry RFD''.''Series/MayberryRFD''. Even after southern TV stations began to relax their standards, racist tensions were still present - the kiss between Kirk and Uhura in ''Star Trek'' was filmed specifically to avoid showing their lips touching simply to avoid southern network affiliates pulling the show.
30th Jul '17 8:19:38 PM TheNerfGuy
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* The Wild-West game ''VideoGame/WildARMs3'' has Gallows, a "Baskar", a race obviously inspired by Native Americans, as one of the characters in your party. He's not really {{Flanderiz|ation}}ed, either. So far he's the only playable Baskar (Aside from Tim Rhymeless from ''VideoGame/WildArms2'', who is as white as the moon but since he wears a poncho he's totally Indian okay?!)

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* The Wild-West game ''VideoGame/WildARMs3'' has Gallows, a "Baskar", a race obviously inspired by Native Americans, as one of the characters in your party. He's not really {{Flanderiz|ation}}ed, either. So far he's He's the only playable Baskar (Aside from Tim Rhymeless from ''VideoGame/WildArms2'', who is as white as the moon but since he wears a poncho he's totally Indian okay?!)Baskar.
12th Jul '17 6:32:17 PM Abodos
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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' has typically portrayed the dominant Hylian race, along with the closely related Sheikah race, as white. Meanwhile, in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', the only dark-skinned folk were the Gerudo, a OneGenderRace of women who rarely ventured out of their desert homeland. Because of this, fans have frequently assumed that any rare dark-skinned Hylians in later games had some Gerudo ancestry. This is averted in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'', where there are quite a few dark-skinned Hylians, particularly those living in Lurelin Village on the sunny southern coast, though they are never as dark-skinned as the darkest Gerudo characters.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' has typically portrayed the dominant Hylian race, along with the closely related Sheikah race, as white. Meanwhile, in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', the only dark-skinned folk were the Gerudo, a OneGenderRace of women who rarely ventured out of their desert homeland. Because of this, fans have frequently assumed that any rare dark-skinned Hylians in later games had some Gerudo ancestry. This is averted in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'', where there are quite a few dark-skinned Hylians, particularly those living in Lurelin Village on the sunny southern coast, though they are never as dark-skinned as the darkest Gerudo characters. Even the King of Hyrule in this game is AmbiguouslyBrown.
9th Jul '17 9:37:07 AM kraas
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** The Vitrian Dragoons who work with the {{Scotireland}}-[[RecycledInSpace in-space]] Tanith First in ''[[GauntsGhosts First and Only]]'' are all described as dark-skinned.
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