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7th Aug '16 4:35:46 PM Morgenthaler
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** The ''DarkHeresy'' RPG, where you can roll for your skin tone -- aside from the void-born, whose skin-tones range from "porcelain" to "ivory", (bear in mind, most Voidborn have never seen a window, much less a sun) all origins can have a variety of skin tones and eye colors.

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** The ''DarkHeresy'' ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'' RPG, where you can roll for your skin tone -- aside from the void-born, whose skin-tones range from "porcelain" to "ivory", (bear in mind, most Voidborn have never seen a window, much less a sun) all origins can have a variety of skin tones and eye colors.
6th Aug '16 5:06:51 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Most of the people we see in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' are white, despite the fact that all the locations visited on Earth are in Africa. Most of the major [[SuperSoldier Spartan-II]] characters, including the entirety of Blue Team, are white as well. That said, there are still plenty of exceptions:

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* Most of the people we see in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' are white, despite the fact that all the locations visited on Earth are in Africa. Most Additionally, most of the major [[SuperSoldier Spartan-II]] characters, including the entirety of Blue Team, are white as well.also white. That said, there are still plenty of exceptions:
6th Aug '16 5:06:17 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** It's implied that scientist Ellen Anders from ''VideoGame/HaloWars'' and ''VideoGame/HaloWars2'' is of mixed European/East-Asian ancestry
like her voice actresses Creator/KimMaiGuest and Faye Kingslee.

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** It's implied that scientist Ellen Anders from ''VideoGame/HaloWars'' and ''VideoGame/HaloWars2'' is of mixed European/East-Asian ancestry
ancestry like her voice actresses Creator/KimMaiGuest and Faye Kingslee.



** The ExpandedUniverse contains way more characters of non-European ethnicity than the games do; Fhajad-084, Li-008, Jilan al-Cygni, Zheng Cho, Akio Watanabe, Zhou Heng Lopez, Ngoc Benti, Kopano N'Singile, Raj Singh, Maria Esquival, etc. Serin Osman from the ''[[Literature/HaloGlasslands Kilo]]-[[Literature/HaloTheThursdayWar Five]]'' [[Literature/HaloMortalDictata trilogy]], who is of Turkish ancestry, shows up in ''Halo 4''[='s=] ''Spartan Ops'' co-op campaign, as head of [[StateSec ONI]] to boot.

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** The ExpandedUniverse contains way more characters of non-European ethnicity than the games do; Fhajad-084, Li-008, Jilan al-Cygni, Zheng Cho, Akio Watanabe, Zhou Heng Lopez, Ngoc Benti, Kopano N'Singile, Raj Singh, Maria Esquival, etc. Serin Osman from the ''[[Literature/HaloGlasslands Kilo]]-[[Literature/HaloTheThursdayWar Five]]'' [[Literature/HaloMortalDictata trilogy]], who is of Turkish ancestry, shows up in ''Halo 4''[='s=] ''Spartan Ops'' co-op campaign, as head of [[StateSec ONI]] to boot. Additionally, the head of the SPARTAN-IV program has the Arabic name of "Musa".
6th Aug '16 5:04:40 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Most of the people we see in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' are white, despite the fact that all the locations visited on Earth are in Africa. Nevertheless, one of the main supporting characters is African-American Sergeant Johnson; other named black characters include Marcus Banks in the [[VideoGame/{{Halo 2}} 2nd]] and [[VideoGame/{{Halo 3}} 3rd]] games, Duvall in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', and [[SuperSoldier Spartan-IV]] Hoya in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}''. As far as Hispanics go, there's Manuel Mendoza in ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved''. A few of the random unnamed [=NPC=]s are also nonwhite, such as a Hispanic marine voiced by Michelle Rodriguez in ''Halo 2'' and a female black marine in ''Halo 3''.
** It's generally believed that scientist Ellen Anders from ''VideoGame/HaloWars'' is of mixed European/East-Asian ancestry, like her [[Creator/KimMaiGuest voice actress]].
** ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' introduces ODST sniper Kojo "Romeo" Agu and New Mombasa natives Sadie, Dr. Endesha, Jonas, and Commissioner Kinsler, all of whom are black (with the latter four being native African).
** ''Halo: Reach'' features three Spartan-III squad members that aren't simply of European ethnicity, although Emile, who has a black voice actor and is depicted as such in concept art, never removes his helmet.
** As shown in these [[http://kylehefley.tumblr.com/post/89592689343/heads-heads-and-more-heads-over-24-unique models]], ''Halo 4'' has a decent amount of diversity in its human [=NPC=]s; it's just not very noticeable in-game due to the fact that most of them wear helmets that cover most of their faces.

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* Most of the people we see in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' are white, despite the fact that all the locations visited on Earth are in Africa. Nevertheless, one Most of the major [[SuperSoldier Spartan-II]] characters, including the entirety of Blue Team, are white as well. That said, there are still plenty of exceptions:
** One
of the main supporting characters is African-American Sergeant Johnson; other named black characters in the original trilogy include Marcus Banks in the [[VideoGame/{{Halo 2}} 2nd]] and [[VideoGame/{{Halo 3}} 3rd]] games, Duvall in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', and [[SuperSoldier Spartan-IV]] Hoya in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}''.2}}''. As far as Hispanics go, there's Manuel Mendoza in ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved''. A few of the random unnamed [=NPC=]s are also nonwhite, such as a Hispanic marine voiced by Michelle Rodriguez Creator/MichelleRodriguez in ''Halo 2'' and a female black marine in ''Halo 3''.
''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''.
** It's generally believed implied that scientist Ellen Anders from ''VideoGame/HaloWars'' and ''VideoGame/HaloWars2'' is of mixed European/East-Asian ancestry, ancestry
like her [[Creator/KimMaiGuest voice actress]].actresses Creator/KimMaiGuest and Faye Kingslee.
** ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' introduces ODST sniper Kojo "Romeo" Agu and New Mombasa natives Sadie, Dr. Endesha, Jonas, and Commissioner Kinsler, all of whom are black (with the latter four being native African).
African). That said, New Mombasa's population is surprisingly white for an African city, even accounting for the fact that it's a major port city hosting a space elevator.
** ''Halo: Reach'' ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' features three Spartan-III squad members that aren't simply of European ethnicity, although Emile, who has a black voice actor and is depicted as such in concept art, never removes his helmet.
helmet. There's also black NPC Sergeant Duvall.
** As shown in these [[http://kylehefley.tumblr.com/post/89592689343/heads-heads-and-more-heads-over-24-unique models]], ''Halo 4'' ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' has a decent amount of diversity in its human [=NPC=]s; it's just not very noticeable in-game due to the fact that most of them wear helmets that cover most of their faces.faces. As far as named characters go, there's black Spartan-IV Carlo Hoya; the other four members of Fireteam Majestic are all white, though.



** The ExpandedUniverse contains way more characters of non-European ethnicity than the games do; Fhajad-084, Li-008, Jilan al-Cygni, Zheng Cho, Akio Watanabe, Zhou Heng Lopez, Ngoc Benti, Kopano N'Singile, Raj Singh, Maria Esquival, etc. Serin Osman from the ''[[Literature/HaloGlasslands Kilo]]-[[Literature/HaloTheThursdayWar Five]]'' [[Literature/HaloMortalDictata trilogy]], who is of Turkish ancestry, shows up in ''Halo 4'''s Spartan Ops co-op campaign, as [[spoiler:head of [[StateSec ONI]] to boot]].

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** The ExpandedUniverse contains way more characters of non-European ethnicity than the games do; Fhajad-084, Li-008, Jilan al-Cygni, Zheng Cho, Akio Watanabe, Zhou Heng Lopez, Ngoc Benti, Kopano N'Singile, Raj Singh, Maria Esquival, etc. Serin Osman from the ''[[Literature/HaloGlasslands Kilo]]-[[Literature/HaloTheThursdayWar Five]]'' [[Literature/HaloMortalDictata trilogy]], who is of Turkish ancestry, shows up in ''Halo 4'''s Spartan Ops 4''[='s=] ''Spartan Ops'' co-op campaign, as [[spoiler:head head of [[StateSec ONI]] to boot]].boot.
1st Aug '16 9:45:31 AM MinisterOfSinister
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** ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' introduces Inquisitor Mordecai Toth, who is black. Perhaps the only explicitly black character in the setting. [[UnfortunateImplications Unfortunate Implication]] in that the novelization implies he was not real but the creation or avatar of a powerful daemon. Meaning the only black person didn't actually exist. This is however only true in the novel (which is from an author the fanbase [[FanonDiscontinuity hates]]); all other sources treat Toth as a real person and an Imperial Loyalist.
*** DoW 2's ''Chaos Rising'' expansion gives us the Blood Ravens' Librarian, Jonah Orion, who also has a vaguely African skin tone. In Chaos Rising it's [[MultipleEndings possible]] for him to be the betrayer, [[spoiler:but Retribution chose a path where he's not, and in fact [[HeroicSacrifice holds the line as long as he can]] while Gabriel Angelos goes to face down [[BigBad Kyras]].]]

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** ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' introduces Inquisitor Mordecai Toth, who is black. Perhaps the only explicitly black character in the setting. [[UnfortunateImplications Unfortunate Implication]] in that the novelization implies he was not real but the creation or avatar setting, until ''Dawn of a powerful daemon. Meaning the only black person didn't actually exist. This is however only true in the novel (which is from an author the fanbase [[FanonDiscontinuity hates]]); all other sources treat Toth as a real person and an Imperial Loyalist.
*** DoW 2's ''Chaos
War II: Chaos Rising'' expansion gives gave us the Blood Ravens' Librarian, Ravens Librarian Jonah Orion, who also has a vaguely African skin tone. In Chaos Rising it's [[MultipleEndings possible]] for him to be the betrayer, [[spoiler:but Retribution chose a path where he's not, and in fact [[HeroicSacrifice holds the line as long as he can]] while Gabriel Angelos goes to face down [[BigBad Kyras]].]]



* Used as a gag in ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice''. The Custodian that is usually giving exposition about the Warhammer 40,000 setting mentions off-hand that many people find the black skin of Salamander space marines unsettling. The Emperor is furious about the implied racism, but it eventually turns out that 1) the Salamandars are actually JET black, and 2) the Custodian is what we now think of as black under his armor, but the normal range of skin pigment is such a non-issue he didn't even know there was a word for it.

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* Used as a gag in ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice''. The Custodian that is usually giving exposition about the Warhammer 40,000 setting mentions off-hand that many people find the black skin of Salamander space marines unsettling. The Emperor is furious about the implied racism, but it eventually turns out that 1) the Salamandars Salamanders are actually JET black, and 2) the Custodian is what we now think of as black under his armor, but the normal range of skin pigment is such a non-issue he didn't even know there was a word for it.
26th Jul '16 10:04:26 PM PaulA
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** In the ''Literature/EarthseaTrilogy'', the Hardic civilization that dominates most of Earthsea is composed of people of various shades of brown. Ged himself is described as "red-brown" (probably kind of American Indian-looking), while there are various shades of copper/bronze-brown, black-brown, etc. The only white people are the barbarian Kargs who unwittingly worship the [[GodOfEvil gods of Evil]] and are more or less [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Fantastic Vikings]]. The fact that the TV miniseries ignored this in favor of Humans Are White is among the many reasons it's a DisownedAdaptation.

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** In the ''Literature/EarthseaTrilogy'', ''Literature/{{Earthsea}}'' series, the Hardic civilization that dominates most of Earthsea is composed of people of various shades of brown. Ged himself is described as "red-brown" (probably kind of American Indian-looking), while there are various shades of copper/bronze-brown, black-brown, etc. The only white people are the barbarian Kargs who unwittingly worship the [[GodOfEvil gods of Evil]] and are more or less [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Fantastic Vikings]]. The fact that the TV miniseries ignored this in favor of Humans Are White is among the many reasons it's a DisownedAdaptation.



* UrsulaKLeGuin was quite unhappy about the white cast of ''[[Literature/EarthseaTrilogy A Wizard of Earthsea]]''. In the novels, the protagonist is brown-skinned and his best friend black, and the nation of white folk in ''The Tombs of Atuan'' are rather imperialistic and warmongering compared to the other inhabitants of the world. This was [[RaceLift not reflected in the animated version]], which didn't even have the risible excuse of lacking suitable actors.
23rd Jul '16 10:55:04 PM Observance
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* Averted in ''{{Starcraft}}'' with Samir Duran, an Arab [[spoiler:(or at least pretends to be one)]]. A better aversion would be General Warfield and Gabriel Tosh, who are both black.

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* Averted in ''{{Starcraft}}'' ''{{Starcraft}}'': most of the human character are white, with Samir Duran, an Arab [[spoiler:(or at least pretends to be one)]]. A a handful of exceptions, one of whom [[spoiler:is a shapeshifting alien horror whose ''second'' identity has light skin.]] Things aren't much better aversion would be General Warfield and Gabriel Tosh, who gameplay-wise: only one unit in each game is nonwhite. In the first game, he's your basic worker. It's ''possible'' this is because every human in the Koprulu Sector is descended from a couple thousand people sent there on colony ships, but when a fleet from Earth comes calling, most of ''them'' are both black.white too [[spoiler:except for the aforementioned alien shapeshifter]].
23rd Jul '16 10:22:41 PM Observance
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* Averted in Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire, a surprise when the main setting is a FantasyCounterpartCulture of medieval Europe. Most people in Westeros are indeed white -- save the vaguely-Mediterranean Dornishmen, who are explicitly olive- or dark-skinned. Across the Narrow Sea, i.e. outside of Europe, people are (naturally) more diverse. This isn't simply "they exist, [[TakeOurWordForIt but that's all]]" world-building window dressing; George R. R. Martin [[ShowDontTell spends a lot of words]] on the characters and cultures found there, and their effects on Westeros.

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* Averted in Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire, a surprise when the main setting is a FantasyCounterpartCulture of medieval Europe. Most people in Westeros are indeed white -- save the vaguely-Mediterranean Dornishmen, who are explicitly olive- or dark-skinned. Across the Narrow Sea, i.e. outside of Europe, people are (naturally) more diverse. This isn't simply "they exist, [[TakeOurWordForIt but that's all]]" world-building window dressing; George R. R. Martin [[ShowDontTell spends a lot of words]] on the characters and cultures found there, and their effects on Westeros.by book 5, it's where about half the narrative happens.
23rd Jul '16 10:16:32 PM Observance
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* Averted in Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire, a surprise when the main setting is a FantasyCounterpartCulture of medieval Europe. Most people in Westeros are indeed white -- save the vaguely-Mediterranean Dornishmen, who are explicitly olive- or dark-skinned. Across the Narrow Sea, i.e. outside of Europe, people are naturally more diverse. This isn't simply "they exist, [[TakeOurWordForIt but that's all]]" world-building window dressing; George R. R. Martin [[ShowDontTell spends a lot of words]] on the characters and cultures found there, and their effects on Westeros.

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* Averted in Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire, a surprise when the main setting is a FantasyCounterpartCulture of medieval Europe. Most people in Westeros are indeed white -- save the vaguely-Mediterranean Dornishmen, who are explicitly olive- or dark-skinned. Across the Narrow Sea, i.e. outside of Europe, people are naturally (naturally) more diverse. This isn't simply "they exist, [[TakeOurWordForIt but that's all]]" world-building window dressing; George R. R. Martin [[ShowDontTell spends a lot of words]] on the characters and cultures found there, and their effects on Westeros.
23rd Jul '16 10:15:22 PM Observance
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* {{Justified}} in Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire, where the setting is a FantasyCounterpartCulture of medieval Europe were people are usually white (and, in the case of the Dornish, Mediterranean). Across the Narrow Sea and in the Free Cities, however, ethnicities are a lot more mixed.

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* {{Justified}} Averted in Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire, where a surprise when the main setting is a FantasyCounterpartCulture of medieval Europe were Europe. Most people in Westeros are usually indeed white (and, in -- save the case of the Dornish, Mediterranean). vaguely-Mediterranean Dornishmen, who are explicitly olive- or dark-skinned. Across the Narrow Sea and in the Free Cities, however, ethnicities Sea, i.e. outside of Europe, people are naturally more diverse. This isn't simply "they exist, [[TakeOurWordForIt but that's all]]" world-building window dressing; George R. R. Martin [[ShowDontTell spends a lot more mixed.of words]] on the characters and cultures found there, and their effects on Westeros.
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