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10th Mar '17 1:33:40 PM Observance
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* VideoGame/Starcraft}}'': most of the human character are white, with a handful of exceptions, one of whom [[spoiler:is a shapeshifting alien horror whose ''second'' identity has light skin.]] Things aren't much better 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 white too [[spoiler:except for the aforementioned alien shapeshifter]].

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* VideoGame/Starcraft}}'': ''{{VideoGame/Starcraft}}'': most of the human character are white, with a handful of exceptions, one of whom [[spoiler:is a shapeshifting alien horror whose ''second'' identity has light skin.]] Things aren't much better 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 white too [[spoiler:except for the aforementioned alien shapeshifter]].
6th Mar '17 7:23:31 AM Farabi
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** 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 (Jessika Pava) is Asian. In ''Film/RogueOne'', a number of key characters are played by actors of diverse ethnicities (often retaining their native accents), including Mexican Diego Luna, African-American Creator/ForestWhitaker, British Pakistani Riz Ahmed, and Chinese Jiang Wen and Creator/DonnieYen. In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', three of the leads are non-white (Ezra, Kanan, and Sabine).

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** 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, Creator/JohnBoyega, who is black, and Oscar Isaac, Creator/OscarIsaac, 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 (Jessika Pava) is Asian. In ''Film/RogueOne'', a number of key characters are played by actors of diverse ethnicities (often retaining their native accents), including Mexican Diego Luna, Creator/DiegoLuna, African-American Creator/ForestWhitaker, British Pakistani Riz Ahmed, Creator/RizAhmed, and Chinese Jiang Wen and Creator/DonnieYen. In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', three of the leads are non-white (Ezra, Kanan, and Sabine).
6th Mar '17 7:19:23 AM Farabi
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** 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 (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 them being Creator/DonnieYen). In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', three of the leads are non-white (Ezra, Kanan, and Sabine).

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** 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 (Jessika Pava) is Asian. In ''Film/RogueOne'', one major character is Latino, another is black (played by Oscar-winner Creator/ForestWhitaker), and two others a number of key characters are played by actors of diverse ethnicities (often retaining their native accents), including Mexican Diego Luna, African-American Creator/ForestWhitaker, British Pakistani Riz Ahmed, and Chinese actors (one of them being Creator/DonnieYen).Jiang Wen and Creator/DonnieYen. In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', three of the leads are non-white (Ezra, Kanan, and Sabine).
25th Feb '17 9:50:57 AM rowd149
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** ''Anime/TurnAGundam'''s Loran Cehak is definitely brown-skinned (of Indian descent), as is Earthrace noble Guin Lineford, villain Agrippa Maintainer, and side characters Keith, Miashei, and Joseph (with varying shades), along with plenty of nameless background folks. It's difficult to pin actual ethnic origins on them, however, given that some are from the moon and they are frequently {{Dark Skinned Blonde}}s. (Plus it's 10,000 years in the future and humans are recovering from a self-induced bottleneck, so gene pools have been basically put in a blender.)

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** ''Anime/TurnAGundam'''s Loran Cehak is definitely brown-skinned (of Indian descent), brown-skinned, as is Earthrace noble Guin Lineford, villain Agrippa Maintainer, and side characters Keith, Miashei, and Joseph (with varying shades), along with plenty of nameless background folks. It's difficult to pin actual ethnic origins on them, however, given that some are from the moon and they are frequently {{Dark Skinned Blonde}}s. (Plus it's 10,000 years in the future and humans are recovering from a self-induced bottleneck, so gene pools have been basically put in a blender.)
20th Feb '17 2:47:01 PM jormis29
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* This was (at least during the 1980s) ''the official policy'' of TSR when it came to ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', their reason being, "That's what we have demihumans for." Thankfully this isn't as strong as it once was, with entire sourcebooks having since been written on non-Eurocentric fantasy settings. The one downside is that these sourcebooks tend to have names like ''Oriental Adventures''.

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* This was (at least during the 1980s) ''the official policy'' of TSR Creator/{{TSR}} when it came to ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', their reason being, "That's what we have demihumans for." Thankfully this isn't as strong as it once was, with entire sourcebooks having since been written on non-Eurocentric fantasy settings. The one downside is that these sourcebooks tend to have names like ''Oriental Adventures''.
13th Feb '17 10:18:44 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGoBots'' averted this. Of the six human regulars, two were black and one was Asian (although Anya, the Asian character, got DemotedToExtra after the FiveEpisodePilot).

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* ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGoBots'' ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGobots'' averted this. Of the six human regulars, two were black and one was Asian (although Anya, the Asian character, got DemotedToExtra after the FiveEpisodePilot).
8th Feb '17 5:52:43 PM Andele3025
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Can depending on setting be a JustifiedTrope due to how recessive genes function and depending on which culture dominated the Technology race on Earth, which also explains why AliensSpeakingEnglish (if English was the primary language used of said culture).

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Can depending on setting be a JustifiedTrope due to how recessive genes function and depending on which culture dominated the Technology race on Earth, which also explains why AliensSpeakingEnglish in space settings (if English was the primary language used of said culture).by the culture that established contact or dominated the [[SpaceIsAnOcean Space Exploration]] market).
8th Feb '17 5:50:42 PM Andele3025
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Can depending on setting be a JustifiedTrope due to how recessive genes function and depending on which culture dominated the Technology race on Earth, which also explains why AliensSpeakingEnglish (if English was the primary language used of said culture).



* Averted in ''VideoGame/GuildWars''. The player characters can be black in ''Prophecies'', however the majority of Tyria looks to be African looking. Cantha, the setting for ''Factions'', makes the characters look Asian, with the only white people being Kurzicks. (And even though most of them look Asian, it's easy to assume some of them wear make-up to make themselves look pale.) Meanwhile ''Nightfall'' is predominantly African and Middle eastern, with even the white NPC and PC skin tones being Mediterranean.
** This has been played straight in ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'', though, with the medium brown skinned (in the first game) Kryta being the only remaining kingdom (at least in the current game, Factions and Nightfall areas may be added later), but with many more of the characters light skinned.

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* Averted in ''VideoGame/GuildWars''.''VideoGame/ ''. The player characters can be black in ''Prophecies'', however the majority of Tyria looks to be African looking. Cantha, the setting for ''Factions'', makes the characters look Asian, with the only white people being Kurzicks. (And even though most of them look Asian, it's easy to assume some of them wear make-up to make themselves look pale.) Meanwhile ''Nightfall'' is predominantly African and Middle eastern, with even the white NPC and PC skin tones being Mediterranean.
** This has been played straight in ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'', ''VideoGame/ 2'', though, with the medium brown skinned (in the first game) Kryta being the only remaining kingdom (at least in the current game, Factions and Nightfall areas may be added later), but with many more of the characters light skinned.
3rd Feb '17 12:20:54 PM AtmosBlitzer
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* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' has evolved a lot since its beginnings. Though it is at times a little hard to tell the 'white' people apart from the Asians since they used to make not such a big fuss about it.

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* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' has evolved a lot since its beginnings. Though it is at times [[{{Mukokuseki}} a little hard to tell the 'white' people apart from the Asians Asians]] since they used to make not such a big fuss about it.
28th Jan '17 10:54:11 PM gewunomox
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* Averted in ''Literature/AlteredCarbon'', protagonist Takeshi Kovacs is [[BrainUploading downloaded]] into different [[BodySurf sleeves]] frequently and he comments that the body he receives at the beginning is the first one he's worn that was white. Nearly everyone on his homeworld of Harlan's World is genetically Japanese and later in the book he temporarily sleeves in a Japanese "Tech-Ninja" that he finds more familiar, while in the sequel ''Broken Angels'' he's in a SuperSoldier sleeve of Maori (and wolf) descent.

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* Averted in ''Literature/AlteredCarbon'', ''[[Literature/TakeshiKovacs Altered Carbon]]'', protagonist Takeshi Kovacs is [[BrainUploading downloaded]] into different [[BodySurf sleeves]] frequently and he comments that the body he receives at the beginning is the first one he's worn that was white. Nearly everyone on his homeworld of Harlan's World is genetically Japanese and later in the book he temporarily sleeves in a Japanese "Tech-Ninja" that he finds more familiar, while in the sequel ''Broken Angels'' he's in a SuperSoldier sleeve of Maori (and wolf) descent.
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