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21st Nov '17 7:13:48 PM PaulA
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* Implied in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures novel ''The Year of Intelligent Tigers'', which takes place on a future Earth colony called Hitchemus (which borders on MarySuetopia, except for the disgruntled tigers) where almost everybody appears to be mixed race. The main OneShotCharacter has a European first name, an Iranian surname, implicitly dark skin, and grey eyes. However, there are two characters described as "Black", and pale-skinned people are "exotic" but aren't considered particularly strange.

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Implied in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures novel ''The ''[[Recap/EighthDoctorAdventuresTheYearOfIntelligentTigers The Year of Intelligent Tigers'', Tigers]]'', which takes place on a future Earth colony called Hitchemus (which borders on MarySuetopia, except for the disgruntled tigers) where almost everybody appears to be mixed race. The main OneShotCharacter has a European first name, an Iranian surname, implicitly dark skin, and grey eyes. However, there are two characters described as "Black", and pale-skinned people are "exotic" but aren't considered particularly strange.
27th Oct '17 11:04:27 PM Lindeun
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* ''Webcomic/BloodBank'' features a post-apocalyptic society where vampires reign supreme. Humans as a whole are swarthy, with dark skin and eyes, and a gray-eyed human is considered enough of a rarity to be sold as a slave to bourgeois vampires.
16th Oct '17 8:59:22 PM PaulA
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** Partly because improvements in cosmetics make it cheap and easy to change your skin color (and features) to more or less whatever you like, so you can appear to be a member of any race you want -- or like a member of no known actual race. Louis Wu in ''{{Ringworld}}'' is sporting a chrome-yellow dye job at the start of the book and is described as looking like a comic-book version of Fu Manchu, but without makeup, he looks like a typical Flatlander: "His features were neither Caucasian nor Mongoloid nor Negroid, though there were traces of all three: a uniform blend which must have required centuries."

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** Partly because improvements in cosmetics make it cheap and easy to change your skin color (and features) to more or less whatever you like, so you can appear to be a member of any race you want -- or like a member of no known actual race. Louis Wu in ''{{Ringworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Ringworld}}'' is sporting a chrome-yellow dye job at the start of the book and is described as looking like a comic-book version of Fu Manchu, but without makeup, he looks like a typical Flatlander: "His features were neither Caucasian nor Mongoloid nor Negroid, though there were traces of all three: a uniform blend which must have required centuries."
17th Sep '17 5:29:26 PM nombretomado
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* Invoked in ArthurCClarke's ''Imperial Earth'' by an Earthman who remarks wistfully that it'll be kind of monotonous "when" everyone on Earth has bred to "the same shade of beige." He's a touch envious of the main character's darker skin.

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* Invoked in ArthurCClarke's Creator/ArthurCClarke's ''Imperial Earth'' by an Earthman who remarks wistfully that it'll be kind of monotonous "when" everyone on Earth has bred to "the same shade of beige." He's a touch envious of the main character's darker skin.
16th Aug '17 2:58:55 PM arisboch
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* The world of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' seems to be leaning this way, but with much bleaker implications than usual. Instead mixing through many generations, several races are implied or outright stated to have gone extinct. [[OneManArmy Mikasa]] in particular is probably the last Asian person on Earth, which nearly made her very valuable to the human traffickers that planned on selling her into slavery in her childhood. [[spoiler: And became somewhat JustifiedTrope since entire "world" is in fact an isolated island neighboring with [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Marley]].]]

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* The world of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' seems to be leaning this way, but with much bleaker implications than usual. Instead mixing through many generations, several races are implied or outright stated to have gone extinct. [[OneManArmy Mikasa]] in particular is probably the last Asian person on Earth, Earth ([[spoiler:or more likely the last Asian on the island with the Walled City]]), which nearly made her very valuable to the human traffickers that planned on selling her into slavery in her childhood. [[spoiler: And became somewhat JustifiedTrope since entire "world" is in fact an isolated island neighboring with [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Marley]].]]
6th Aug '17 7:59:01 PM ElectroKraken
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* The world of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' seems to be leaning this way, but with much bleaker implications than usual. Instead mixing through many generations, several races are implied or outright stated to have gone extinct. [[OneManArmy Mikasa]] in particular is probably the last Asian person on Earth, which nearly made her very valuable to the human traffickers that planned on selling her into slavery in her childhood. [[spoiler: And became somewhat JustifiedTrope since entire "world" is in fact an isolated island neighboring with [[ANaziByOtherName Marley]].]]

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* The world of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' seems to be leaning this way, but with much bleaker implications than usual. Instead mixing through many generations, several races are implied or outright stated to have gone extinct. [[OneManArmy Mikasa]] in particular is probably the last Asian person on Earth, which nearly made her very valuable to the human traffickers that planned on selling her into slavery in her childhood. [[spoiler: And became somewhat JustifiedTrope since entire "world" is in fact an isolated island neighboring with [[ANaziByOtherName [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Marley]].]]
14th May '17 4:58:44 PM nombretomado
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* Averted in {{Traveller}} though cultural groupings are different. Most present cultures seem to have assimilated though some are [[SpaceAmish artificially preserved]] but they are recombined into new cultures. Adding to that mix are tons of races of TransplantedHumans.
* In the TabletopGame/BattleTech games, the major nations are highly multiracial and multicultural. In an ExpandedUniverse novel, a greeneyed redhead uses the alias "Rabbi Martinez" without arousing suspicion.

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* Averted in {{Traveller}} ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' though cultural groupings are different. Most present cultures seem to have assimilated though some are [[SpaceAmish artificially preserved]] but they are recombined into new cultures. Adding to that mix are tons of races of TransplantedHumans.
* In the TabletopGame/BattleTech ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' games, the major nations are highly multiracial and multicultural. In an ExpandedUniverse novel, a greeneyed redhead uses the alias "Rabbi Martinez" without arousing suspicion.
16th Apr '17 3:13:28 PM nombretomado
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** According to some versions of the BackStory, this actually did happen to humanity for a while during the Dark Age of Technology, but during the Age of Strife various populations became isolated from each other for long enough that natural selection caused them to develop into different ethnic groups again. People who expressed more genes from their black African ancestors survived better on the hot planet of Nocturne, home of the Salamanders chapter, while on ice worlds like Valhalla or [[SpaceWolves Fenris]], selective pressures favored people who more closely resembled ancestors who came from colder parts of Earth like Russia or Scandinavia. Meanwhile, [[HeavyWorlder high gravity planets]] and other environments that didn't exist on old Earth gave rise to new peoples like the [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Squats]].

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** According to some versions of the BackStory, this actually did happen to humanity for a while during the Dark Age of Technology, but during the Age of Strife various populations became isolated from each other for long enough that natural selection caused them to develop into different ethnic groups again. People who expressed more genes from their black African ancestors survived better on the hot planet of Nocturne, home of the Salamanders chapter, while on ice worlds like Valhalla or [[SpaceWolves [[Literature/SpaceWolf Fenris]], selective pressures favored people who more closely resembled ancestors who came from colder parts of Earth like Russia or Scandinavia. Meanwhile, [[HeavyWorlder high gravity planets]] and other environments that didn't exist on old Earth gave rise to new peoples like the [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Squats]].
31st Mar '17 3:23:58 PM nombretomado
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* In OrionsArm it is stated that modern-day races only exist on certain baseline reservations, and most are genetic recreations. Of course, humanity isn't even one ''species'' anymore.

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* In OrionsArm ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'' it is stated that modern-day races only exist on certain baseline reservations, and most are genetic recreations. Of course, humanity isn't even one ''species'' anymore.
19th Mar '17 7:29:57 PM genkracken
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*** He's not too far off the mark, either. The Florinians (the light-skinned ones) are described a few times as having ginger hair. As the AcceptableTargets page points out, "Gingers" face a lot of discrimination in some places.
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