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20th Nov '17 11:44:44 AM FF32
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* {{Subverted}} in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime,'' kind of. Finn is white and seems to be [[LastOfHisKind the last human on Earth]]; Susan Strong, who [[TheUnReveal may be]] [[AmbiguouslyHuman human]], is white too. However, [[spoiler:[[WasOnceAMan the Ice King]]]] was AmbiguouslyBrown back when he was human; BMO's creator Moe, who seems to be a human-turned-cyborg, is dark-skinned too. Also Marceline, a [[HalfHumanHybrid half-demon]] who's now a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]], had a black mom, despite her own skin matching her father's pale blue.

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* {{Subverted}} in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime,'' kind of.''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. Finn is white and seems to be [[LastOfHisKind the last human on Earth]]; Susan Strong, who [[TheUnReveal may be]] [[AmbiguouslyHuman human]], is white too. However, [[spoiler:[[WasOnceAMan the Ice King]]]] was AmbiguouslyBrown back when he was human; BMO's creator Moe, who seems to be a human-turned-cyborg, is dark-skinned too. Also Marceline, a [[HalfHumanHybrid half-demon]] who's now a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]], had a black mom, despite her own skin matching her father's pale blue. [[spoiler: And when their far-away island civilization is discovered, humans are shown to run the gamut of human ethnicities and skin tones.]]
17th Nov '17 10:29:53 AM BeerBaron
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* Subtly played with in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''. Of the four races of humans, three (the Roman/Italian Imperials, Anglo/French Bretons, and Norse Nords) are primarily white.[[note]] Obviously, you can set the skin tone on your PlayerCharacter of these races very dark if you wish, and as of ''Skyrim'', there are some AmbiguouslyBrown [=NPCs=] of these races for the first time, such as [[http://uesp.net/wiki/File:SR-npc-Adrianne_Avenicci.jpg Adrianne]], [[http://uesp.net/wiki/File:SR-npc-Tacitus_Sallustius.jpg Tacitus]] and [[http://uesp.net/wiki/File:SR-npc-Florentius_Baenius_02.jpg Florentius]].[[/note]] The Redguard are the fourth human race, and they are dark-skinned with their culture being a [[CultureChopSuey mish-mash]] of Arabs, North Africans, and even a little Japanese influence. However, the Redguards have a different origin (they come from the now-lost continent of Yokuda) and have a very different pantheon/belief system that is as alien to the other human races (who all likely share a common ancestor and have similar belief systems) as it is to the various races of Elves.

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Subtly played with in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''. with.. Of the four races of humans, "humans" in Tamriel, three (the Roman/Italian Imperials, Anglo/French Bretons, and Norse Nords) are primarily white.[[note]] Obviously, you can set the skin tone on your PlayerCharacter of these races very dark if you wish, and as of ''Skyrim'', there are some AmbiguouslyBrown [=NPCs=] of these races for the first time, such as [[http://uesp.net/wiki/File:SR-npc-Adrianne_Avenicci.jpg Adrianne]], [[http://uesp.net/wiki/File:SR-npc-Tacitus_Sallustius.jpg Tacitus]] and [[http://uesp.net/wiki/File:SR-npc-Florentius_Baenius_02.jpg Florentius]].[[/note]] The Redguard Redguards are the fourth human race, and they are dark-skinned with their culture being a [[CultureChopSuey mish-mash]] of Arabs, North Africans, and even a little Japanese influence. However, the Redguards have a different origin (they come from the now-lost continent of Yokuda) and have a very different pantheon/belief system that is as alien to the other human races (who all likely share a common ancestor and have similar belief systems) as it is to the various races of Elves.Elves.
** The few descriptions of the supposedly extinct (or absorbed by the [[SnakePeople Tsaesci]]) Men of [[{{Wutai}} Akavir]] describe their physical appearance as similar to that of real life east Asians, another aversion [[UnreliableExpositor if true]].
2nd Nov '17 10:28:32 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Averted in ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'', where the deuteragonist, Alyx Vance, is Afro-Asian; Alyx's father, Eli, is black. Then there are the Citizens, who can be white, Asian, and black, of which the latter two can be seen quite often, if not just as often as the white models. There is a black character named Matt, an Asian character named Mary, and even an unambiguously Japanese character (Noriko).

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* Averted in ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'', ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', where the deuteragonist, Alyx Vance, is Afro-Asian; Alyx's father, Eli, is black. Then there are the Citizens, who can be white, Asian, and black, of which the latter two can be seen quite often, if not just as often as the white models. There is a black character named Matt, an Asian character named Mary, and even an unambiguously Japanese character (Noriko).
1st Nov '17 4:02:23 AM Luppercus
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* PlayedStraight (for Hispanic standards) in ''Film/SantoContraLaInvasionDeLosMarcianos'', all humans are White Mexicans. This is probably due to a common practice in Mexican cinema of casting mostly European-looking actors for its movies, a deliberate aversion of the LatinoIsBrown stereotype.
29th Oct '17 10:35:10 PM intastiel
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* Defied in the ''Literature/ImperialRadch'' universe. Although the interstellar [[TheEmpire empire]] of the Radch runs the gamut of assimilated planets and peoples, upper-class Radchaai culture views pale skin as somewhat unfashionable, so there is some social pressure to have it darkened.

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* Defied Inverted in the ''Literature/ImperialRadch'' universe. Although the interstellar [[TheEmpire empire]] of the Radch runs the gamut of assimilated planets and peoples, upper-class Radchaai culture views pale skin as somewhat unfashionable, so there is some social pressure to have it darkened.
19th Oct '17 9:20:04 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. Even the King of Hyrule in this game is AmbiguouslyBrown.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' has typically portrayed the dominant Hylian race, along with the closely related Sheikah race, as white.white (or at least in a lightskinned {{Mukokuseki}} style). 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.
15th Oct '17 7:05:06 PM PaulA
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* The ''Warworld'' series, set in the Literature/CoDominium universe, has black white people-the descendants of extreme South African white supremacists who wound up on a planet with so much UV that they selected for dark brown skin. One of the latter-day inhabitants describes this as "ironic".

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* The ''Warworld'' series, set in the Literature/CoDominium universe, ''Literature/WarWorld'' series has black white people-the people--the descendants of extreme South African white supremacists who wound up on a planet with so much UV that they selected for dark brown skin. One of the latter-day inhabitants describes this as "ironic".
15th Oct '17 1:23:12 PM AnotherWanderingGhost
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* Played with in Literature/TheWizardTheWitchAndTwoGirlsFromJersey: all of King Rellett's warriors have dark hair and skin, but it's explicitly stated that this is what the people "of the region" look like. There are lighter-skinned people elsewhere in ''The Queen of Twilight'''s universe, as the princes of the Eastern Isles include one who appears Irish and one who appears Latino.
30th Sep '17 8:02:56 PM nombretomado
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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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** The Vitrian Dragoons who work with the {{Scotireland}}-[[RecycledInSpace in-space]] Tanith First in ''[[GauntsGhosts ''[[Literature/GauntsGhosts First and Only]]'' are all described as dark-skinned.
28th Sep '17 4:32:26 PM intastiel
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* Defied in the ''Literature/ImperialRadch'' universe. Although the interstellar [[TheEmpire empire]] of the Radch runs the gamut of assimilated planets and peoples, upper-class Radchaai culture views pale skin as somewhat unfashionable, so there is some social pressure to have it darkened.
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