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2nd Dec '16 9:38:43 AM JRodgyRodgy
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* Averted in [[Orion's Arm]], where the most common skin colors for (near)baselines are in fact shades of brown.
16th Nov '16 7:06:48 AM supergod
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* There is exactly one non-white person (of the common races, anyway) in the entirety of ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'', Aarin Gend. ''Hordes of the Underdark'' averts this, though, as a large portion of the campaign is spent among drow (who are black elves).
** Averted in ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2''. The original campaign takes place in Neverwinter of course, but the first expansion ''Mask of the Betrayer'' moves to the Unapproachable East region; the {{Fantasy Counterpart Culture}}s involved are Slavic (Rashemen) and Egyptian (Thay, which used to be part of Mulhorand). The second expansion takes place partly on the Chult peninsula, which is an FCC for tropical Africa [-[[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs WITH DINOSAURS!]]-]

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* There is exactly one non-white person (of the common races, anyway) human NPC in the entirety of ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'', Aarin Gend. ''Hordes ''Shadows of the Underdark'' Undrentide'' averts this, though, as a large portion of the campaign is spent among drow (who are black elves).
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in the desert of Anauroch, which has vaguely North African-based inhabitants.
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Averted in ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2''. The original campaign takes place in Neverwinter of course, but the first expansion ''Mask of the Betrayer'' moves to the Unapproachable East region; the {{Fantasy Counterpart Culture}}s involved are Slavic (Rashemen) and Egyptian (Thay, which used to be part of Mulhorand). The second expansion takes place partly on the Chult peninsula, which is an FCC for tropical Africa [-[[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs WITH DINOSAURS!]]-]
28th Oct '16 7:54:25 AM BeerBaron
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* Averted in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series... sort of. Humans come in four flavors: Roman/Italian, Norse, Celtic/French, and... Black with a cultural mashup of the Middle East, northern Africa, and even bits of Japan. So there it's Humans Are White Except When They're Redguard. There's also the as-yet-unencountered Akaviri, who seem to be Japanese, and probably also humans, rather than elves.
** Then again, Redguards have a different origin story than other groups of men; they come from the continent of Yokuda instead of Atmora. However, this is what is believed to be the case in-universe. It is possible that Redguards descended from a group of humans that came from Atmora, but settled on Yokuda instead of Tamriel.
** Averted as of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''. Imperials, already described in canon as being ethnically diverse, now run from pale redheads like [[http://uesp.net/wiki/File:SR-npc-Cicero.jpg Cicero]], to kind of AmbiguouslyBrown like [[http://uesp.net/wiki/File:SR-npc-Adrianne_Avenicci.jpg Adrianne]], to pretty obviously nonwhite like [[http://uesp.net/wiki/File:SR-npc-Tacitus_Sallustius.jpg Tacitus]] or [[http://uesp.net/wiki/File:SR-npc-Florentius_Baenius_02.jpg Florentius]].

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* Averted Subtly played with in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series... sort of. Humans come in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''. Of the four flavors: Roman/Italian, Norse, Celtic/French, and... Black with a cultural mashup races of the Middle East, northern Africa, and even bits of Japan. So there it's Humans Are White Except When They're Redguard. There's also the as-yet-unencountered Akaviri, who seem to be Japanese, and probably also humans, rather than elves.
** Then again, Redguards have a different origin story than other groups of men; they come from the continent of Yokuda instead of Atmora. However, this is what is believed to be the case in-universe. It is possible that Redguards descended from a group of humans that came from Atmora, but settled on Yokuda instead of Tamriel.
** Averted as of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''.
"humans," three (the Roman/Italian Imperials, already described in canon 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 being ethnically diverse, now run from pale redheads like [[http://uesp.net/wiki/File:SR-npc-Cicero.jpg Cicero]], to kind of ''Skyrim'', there are some AmbiguouslyBrown like [=NPCs=] of these races for the first time, such as [[http://uesp.net/wiki/File:SR-npc-Adrianne_Avenicci.jpg Adrianne]], to pretty obviously nonwhite like [[http://uesp.net/wiki/File:SR-npc-Tacitus_Sallustius.jpg Tacitus]] or 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.
17th Oct '16 11:51:24 PM Ragitsu
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantsyXV'' is shaping up to be a Humans are White world.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantsyXV'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' is shaping up to be a Humans are White world.
17th Oct '16 11:50:39 PM Ragitsu
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantsyXV'' is shaping up to be a Humans are White world.
6th Oct '16 2:46:36 PM DocJamore
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** It actually gets worse in the ExpandedUniverse. The unofficial species guidelines of the ''StarWars'' galaxy suggest that humans must be approximately 1.75 meters tall, be hairless except for their heads, ''and'' have either very light or very dark skin; anyone who's either yellow or brown is automatically suspect. Most notoriously, there are the Epicanthix - a race of people from the planet Bunduki who are considered [[HumanSubspecies "near-human"]] because they are very tall, unnaturally lean yet also muscular, ''and'' have yellow skin and almond-shaped eyes like most East Asians. [[UnfortunateImplications Apparently, East Asian features are so rare among humans in the Galactic Republic that they are considered freakish.]]
30th Sep '16 10:55:45 AM Jake18
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* ''Anime/ZoidsChaoticCentury'' features Moonbay, most likely supposed to be Native American, in the main cast.

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* ''Anime/ZoidsChaoticCentury'' features Moonbay, most likely supposed to be Native American, the AmbiguouslyBrown Moonbay in the otherwise all-white main cast.
26th Sep '16 8:45:58 PM Fireblood
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* Invoked in ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' - There's only one black man, Dodge, in the [[Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968 original film]]. Zira says in the [[Film/EscapeFromThePlanetOfTheApes third film]] that the apes were intrigued by Dodge and stuffed him for display because they'd never seen a human with dark skin before. That said, there ''was'' a black man among the mutant society in the [[Film/BeneathThePlanetOfTheApes second film]].
* Lampshaded in ''Film/TheIcePirates'', where the lone black character builds a black fighting robot. When asked why he made the robot black, he replies "I wanted him to be perfect".
* There is only a ''single'' black person in ''Film/SpaceMutiny'' (a frozen corpse). This has bigger UnfortunateImplications than most examples since the film was made in Apartheid era South Africa...

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* Invoked {{Invoked}} in ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' - ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes''. There's only one black man, Dodge, in the [[Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968 original film]]. Zira says in the [[Film/EscapeFromThePlanetOfTheApes third film]] that the apes were intrigued by Dodge and stuffed him for display because they'd never seen a human with dark skin before. That said, there ''was'' a black man among the mutant society in the [[Film/BeneathThePlanetOfTheApes second film]].
* Lampshaded {{Lampshaded}} in ''Film/TheIcePirates'', where the lone black character builds a black fighting robot. When asked why he made the robot black, he replies "I wanted him to be perfect".
* There is only a ''single'' black person in ''Film/SpaceMutiny'' (a frozen corpse). This has bigger UnfortunateImplications than most examples since the film was made in [[TheApartheidEra Apartheid era era]] South Africa...



* In ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', the humans and other humanoid races are all white. White extras generally played "good" races while non-white extras were put into costumes as orcs. A Pakistani woman, who flew all the way to New Zealand to audition as a Hobbit extra in ''Film/TheHobbit'' was point in fact [[http://tribune.com.pk/story/84461/pakistani-origin-woman-too-dark-to-play-hobbit/ bluntly told that she was too dark to be a hobbit]] by the casting director. [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/105729-Hobbit-Casting-Agent-Fired-For-Dismissing-Non-White-Hobbits Said casting-director was later fired by Peter Jackson (accompanied with a public online apology)]] after the wave of anger on the internet caused by this incident, and yet the casting practice stuck regardless. In fairness, Tolkien did model the Middle Earth setting specifically on medieval Europe, but it still sucks for actors of colour who don't want to be orcs.

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* In ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', the humans and other humanoid races are all white. White extras generally played "good" races while non-white extras were put into costumes as orcs. A British Pakistani woman, who flew all the way to New Zealand to audition as a Hobbit extra in ''Film/TheHobbit'' was point in fact [[http://tribune.com.pk/story/84461/pakistani-origin-woman-too-dark-to-play-hobbit/ bluntly told that she was too dark to be a hobbit]] by the casting director. [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/105729-Hobbit-Casting-Agent-Fired-For-Dismissing-Non-White-Hobbits Said casting-director was later fired by Peter Jackson (accompanied with a public online apology)]] after the wave of anger on the internet caused by this incident, and yet the casting practice stuck regardless. In fairness, Tolkien did model the Middle Earth setting specifically on medieval Europe, but it still sucks for actors of colour who don't want to be orcs.
21st Sep '16 4:12:09 PM t209
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* ''Videogame/{{Wildstar}}'' averted this trope with customization for human of both factions, and notable NPCs with varieties of skin color. Toric and Calidor Antevian's dark skin as prime example.



* ''Videogame/Wildstar'' averted this trope with customization for human of both factions, and notable NPCs (darker skinned NPC like Toric and Calidor Antevian) with varieties of skin color.

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* ''Videogame/Wildstar'' averted this trope with customization for human of both factions, and notable NPCs (darker skinned NPC like Toric and Calidor Antevian) with varieties of skin color.
21st Sep '16 4:10:01 PM t209
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* ''Videogame/Wildstar'' averted this trope with customization for human of both factions, and notable NPCs (darker skinned NPC like Toric and Calidor Antevian) with varieties of skin color.
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