History Main / HumansAreWhite

25th Jun '16 9:15:29 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Averted in the ''BaldursGate'' games, which were mostly set in the part of ForgottenRealms modeled on Spain. Nevertheless, Valygar Corthala (depicted as ambiguously Moorish) and Yoshimo (from the FantasyCounterpartCulture to Japan) were both major characters of colour, and the profile image for Cernd looked vaguely Native American, and then the enhanced editions added the distinctly Middle Eastern martial artist Rasaad yn Bashir. Notably, all four of these characters were human, and not elves or something.

to:

* Averted in the ''BaldursGate'' ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' games, which were mostly set in the part of ForgottenRealms modeled on Spain. Nevertheless, Valygar Corthala (depicted as ambiguously Moorish) and Yoshimo (from the FantasyCounterpartCulture to Japan) were both major characters of colour, and the profile image for Cernd looked vaguely Native American, and then the enhanced editions added the distinctly Middle Eastern martial artist Rasaad yn Bashir. Notably, all four of these characters were human, and not elves or something.
2nd Jun '16 10:58:28 PM PaulA
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In L. Sprague deCamp's Planet Krishna stories, one alien monarch simply refused to believe that African-descended Earthmen and European-descended Earthmen could ''possibly'' be of the same species. So he tried to test this "scientifically" by imprisoning two people (black man and white woman) together to see if they could breed. Needless to say, they didn't find it very romantic.

to:

* In L. Sprague deCamp's Planet Krishna Creator/LSpragueDeCamp's ''Literature/ViagensInterplanetarias'' stories, one alien monarch simply refused to believe that African-descended Earthmen and European-descended Earthmen could ''possibly'' be of the same species. So he tried to test this "scientifically" by imprisoning two people (black man and white woman) together to see if they could breed. Needless to say, they didn't find it very romantic.
31st May '16 11:46:03 AM TheOneWhoTropes
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Later series were better about it, with major recurring humans such as [[Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise Koji Onishi]] and black [[TransformersCybertron Colonel Franklin]].

to:

** Later series were better about it, with major recurring humans such as [[Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise Koji Onishi]] and black [[TransformersCybertron [[Anime/TransformersCybertron Colonel Franklin]].
30th May '16 4:59:07 AM TheOneWhoTropes
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Nicely averted by TamoraPierce's works. While the main setting of the Literature/TortallUniverse is based on medieval England, and features mostly white characters, there are dozens of both major and supporting characters of different ethnicities. The Literature/CircleOfMagic novels go even farther, with two (maybe even three) of the four main protagonists being non-white, and being set in a world that is ''very'' multi-racial.

to:

* Nicely averted by TamoraPierce's Creator/TamoraPierce's works. While the main setting of the Literature/TortallUniverse is based on medieval England, and features mostly white characters, there are dozens of both major and supporting characters of different ethnicities. The Literature/CircleOfMagic novels go even farther, with two (maybe even three) of the four main protagonists being non-white, and being set in a world that is ''very'' multi-racial.
19th May '16 5:42:14 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Justified}} in 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.
* Earth in the ''KnownSpace'' universe has had such thorough mixing through the convenience of the [[{{Teleportation}} transit booth]], which eliminated distance and borders. The Belters are also evenly mixed, for the opposite reason-- there are only a few asteroids with life support, so everyone meets and mingles with everyone. The extraterrestrial colonies are less varied, either due to [[HollywoodEvolution adapting to extreme conditions]], patterns of settlement, or low starting population; the [[{{Heavyworlder}}s Jinxians]] all have very dark skin regardless of ethnicity, due to the intense sunlight of their world. The Crashlanders are 40% albinos. And it's specifically mentioned that nearly everyone uses medication to darken their skins as a protection against sunburn.

to:

* {{Justified}} in ASongOfIceAndFire, 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.
* Earth in the ''KnownSpace'' ''Literature/KnownSpace'' universe has had such thorough mixing through the convenience of the [[{{Teleportation}} transit booth]], which eliminated distance and borders. The Belters are also evenly mixed, for the opposite reason-- there are only a few asteroids with life support, so everyone meets and mingles with everyone. The extraterrestrial colonies are less varied, either due to [[HollywoodEvolution adapting to extreme conditions]], patterns of settlement, or low starting population; the [[{{Heavyworlder}}s Jinxians]] all have very dark skin regardless of ethnicity, due to the intense sunlight of their world. The Crashlanders are 40% albinos. And it's specifically mentioned that nearly everyone uses medication to darken their skins as a protection against sunburn.
18th May '16 1:09:47 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Averted in the ''{{ColSec Trilogy}}''. The protagonist, a redheaded, freckle-faced Scot, is the only central character who's explicitly white. The other two boys are explicitly ''not''; one is black, the other is Asian. TheSmartGirl is a gray-eyed blonde with an Irish surname, but apparently [[DarkSkinnedBlonde still looks tanned after three years indentured to an electronics firm]]; the other girl character, although pale from living underground for the first seventeen years of her life, is ambiguous.

to:

* Averted in the ''{{ColSec ''Literature/{{ColSec Trilogy}}''. The protagonist, a redheaded, freckle-faced Scot, is the only central character who's explicitly white. The other two boys are explicitly ''not''; one is black, the other is Asian. TheSmartGirl is a gray-eyed blonde with an Irish surname, but apparently [[DarkSkinnedBlonde still looks tanned after three years indentured to an electronics firm]]; the other girl character, although pale from living underground for the first seventeen years of her life, is ambiguous.



* Also averted in the works of OctaviaButler. For example, the Literature/LilithsBrood[=/=]Xenogenesis trilogy has Lilith Ayapo for the initial main character. She later becomes involved with an Asian man and later a Latino man. There are white characters, some of whom are important, but they are not the main characters. The Wild Seed[=/=][[Literature/{{Patternist}} Patternmaster]] series begins in Africa with Doro and Ayanwu. Doro's essence can leap from body to body and he sometimes wears white bodies, but unless it is important for the situation (like using the body to breed those with special powers or when travelling throughout the antebellum southern United States), he seems to favor black bodies.

to:

* Also averted in the works of OctaviaButler.Creator/OctaviaButler. For example, the Literature/LilithsBrood[=/=]Xenogenesis trilogy has Lilith Ayapo for the initial main character. She later becomes involved with an Asian man and later a Latino man. There are white characters, some of whom are important, but they are not the main characters. The Wild Seed[=/=][[Literature/{{Patternist}} Patternmaster]] series begins in Africa with Doro and Ayanwu. Doro's essence can leap from body to body and he sometimes wears white bodies, but unless it is important for the situation (like using the body to breed those with special powers or when travelling throughout the antebellum southern United States), he seems to favor black bodies.



* Justified in WitchellASymphony via unexpectedly harsh means -- the European mages killed the magic users of other soceities when they were encountered, leaving the European (and very white) mages as the pre-eminent magical society. However, it's also suggested that the other mage societies might have survived the massacre and simply become very adept at hiding from their enemies.

to:

* Justified in WitchellASymphony ''Literature/WitchellASymphony'' via unexpectedly harsh means -- the European mages killed the magic users of other soceities when they were encountered, leaving the European (and very white) mages as the pre-eminent magical society. However, it's also suggested that the other mage societies might have survived the massacre and simply become very adept at hiding from their enemies.
3rd May '16 9:29:17 AM HelloLamppost
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Averted in Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''Nor Crystal Tears.'' It's only after the insectoid protagonist Ryo has spent some time with a couple of human explorers that they mention to him that the two of look different not only because they are different genders, but also different ethnicities, Bonnie being white and Loo being Asian.
25th Apr '16 12:25:59 PM comicwriter
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** ''[[Film/TheForceAwakens Episode VII]]'' averts this by casting John Boyega, who is black, and Oscar Isaac, who is Guatemalan, in the main cast. We also see conspicuously more black and Asian extras than the other trilogies, and out of the X-Wing pilots that lead the attack on Starkiller Base, one is black and one appears to be of Indian descent.
** There was also at least one Asian starfighter in ''Return of the Jedi'' as well.

to:

** Ever since the franchise was bought out by Disney, there seems to have been a conscious effort to avert this trope. ''[[Film/TheForceAwakens Episode VII]]'' averts this by casting John Boyega, who is black, and Oscar Isaac, who is Guatemalan, in the main cast. We also see conspicuously more black and Asian extras than the other trilogies, and out of the X-Wing pilots that lead the attack on Starkiller Base, one is black and one appears to be (Jessika Pava) is Asian. In ''Film/RogueOne'', one major character is Latino, another is black (played by Oscar-winner Creator/ForestWhitaker), and two others are played by Chinese actors (one of Indian descent.
them being Creator/DonnieYen). In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', three of the leads are non-white (Ezra, Kanan, and Sabine).
** There was also at least one Asian starfighter pilot in ''Return of the Jedi'' as well.
22nd Apr '16 4:16:38 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Completely averted in both the original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' and its'' {{Anime/Robotech}}'' incarnation. UNSPACY and the RDF are both apparently staffed by people of various ethnicities although this is more blatant in Robotech than the source material.

to:

* Completely averted in both the original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' and its'' {{Anime/Robotech}}'' incarnation. UNSPACY and the RDF are both apparently staffed by people of various ethnicities ethnicities, although this is more blatant in Robotech ''Robotech'' than the source material.
19th Apr '16 7:37:55 AM GlassRain
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Averted in ''Webcomic/AnnaGalactic''. Of the main human characters, only Foxglove is white, while Anna and Teapot aren't.
This list shows the last 10 events of 510. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.HumansAreWhite