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14th Feb '17 11:22:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* It's not quite this trope, but Jessica Alba was chosen to represent a "perfect human" in ''DarkAngel'' because [[WordOfGod James Cameron]] commented that he was tired of the representation of an ideal human as one with "Aryan" features and that there would likely be evolutionary benefits in someone who was a mixture of ancestries.

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* It's not quite this trope, but Jessica Alba was chosen to represent a "perfect human" in ''DarkAngel'' ''Series/DarkAngel'' because [[WordOfGod James Cameron]] commented that he was tired of the representation of an ideal human as one with "Aryan" features and that there would likely be evolutionary benefits in someone who was a mixture of ancestries.
15th Dec '16 3:40:55 AM TheCuza
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* The future people, or "Goobacks", from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' are an example of this trope. The blending is so unrecognizable by present-day standards that they're considered a ''different'' race from all the natives. Understandable, since they are all bald (even [[BaldWoman the women]]) and their language (described as a mish-mash of many different real-world cultures, much like their genetics) literally sounds like an alien language (some of them learned to speak English, but very poorly).

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* The future people, or "Goobacks", "[[FantasticSlurs Goobacks]]", from the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' are an example episode of this trope. The blending the same name, provide the page image. Much like how their race is so unrecognizable by a combination of every present-day standards race, their language is also a combination of every present-day language and sounds like unintelligible grunting. Combined with the fact that they're considered a ''different'' race from all the natives. Understandable, since they are all bald (even [[BaldWoman [[BaldWomen the women]]) and their language (described as a mish-mash of many different real-world cultures, much like their genetics) literally sounds like an women]]), this makes them seem so alien language (some of them learned to speak English, but very poorly).present-day folk that "future person" becomes classified as a separate race altogether.
4th Dec '16 2:05:33 PM Zwazo57
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*In "Film/FileUnderMiscellaneous", this trope is justified by the fact that anyone who doesn't fit the (white) norm gets surgery to fit in.
4th Sep '16 3:34:22 PM nombretomado
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* Clarke is something of a fan of this trope, it seems, since in ''[[TheSpaceOdysseySeries 3001: The Final Odyssey]]'' virtually everyone is described as having very mixed features, being some shade of brown, with names often not matching their appearance.

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* Clarke is something of a fan of this trope, it seems, since in ''[[TheSpaceOdysseySeries ''[[Literature/TheSpaceOdysseySeries 3001: The Final Odyssey]]'' virtually everyone is described as having very mixed features, being some shade of brown, with names often not matching their appearance.
20th Jul '16 9:25:26 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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-->Slave breeder, ''Film/GoodbyeUncleTom''

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-->Slave -->--Slave breeder, ''Film/GoodbyeUncleTom''
20th Jul '16 9:24:25 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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->''"A bit of white here, a bit of black there, there a touch of red there a whisper of white, until out comes something which is neither black, nor white, nor red, nor yellow, but an indisputable masterpiece."''

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->''"A bit of white here, a bit of black there, there a touch of red red, there a whisper of white, until out comes something which is neither black, nor white, nor red, nor yellow, but an indisputable masterpiece."''
20th Jul '16 9:23:39 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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->''"A bit of white here, a bit of black there, there a touch of red there a whisper of white, until out comes something which is neither black, nor white, nor red, nor yellow, but an indisputable masterpiece."''
-->Slave breeder, ''Film/GoodbyeUncleTom''
30th May '16 12:47:43 AM Doug86
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* ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern''. It's never flat-out said in the series, but [[ItsAllThereIntheManual supplemental material]] notes that the humans living on Pern are more or less homogenous. Pernese are all somewhat tan in color, and the men have very little facial hair. Apparently, some extremes exist in eye and hair color. F'Lar is mentioned to have amber-colored eyes, while Lessa's are grey (which is something of a family trait in Ruatha Hold), and Kylara has blonde hair, to name three examples. This wasn't the case before they landed on Pern, though it seems that just about every major racial grouping was part of the Pern Expedition, and though there wasn't any kind of racism, people still tended to marry within their own nationality (Sallah Telgar and Tarvi Andiyar being a notable exception). Presumably that practice ended under the threat of Thread.

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* ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern''. It's never flat-out said in the series, but [[ItsAllThereIntheManual [[AllThereIntheManual supplemental material]] notes that the humans living on Pern are more or less homogenous. Pernese are all somewhat tan in color, and the men have very little facial hair. Apparently, some extremes exist in eye and hair color. F'Lar is mentioned to have amber-colored eyes, while Lessa's are grey (which is something of a family trait in Ruatha Hold), and Kylara has blonde hair, to name three examples. This wasn't the case before they landed on Pern, though it seems that just about every major racial grouping was part of the Pern Expedition, and though there wasn't any kind of racism, people still tended to marry within their own nationality (Sallah Telgar and Tarvi Andiyar being a notable exception). Presumably that practice ended under the threat of Thread.
15th Apr '16 3:54:22 PM Morgenthaler
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* In Ira Levin's ''ThisPerfectDay'', the "Family" is genetically engineered for perfection--which in this world is an almost stereotypically Asian appearence.
* The 70s B-Grade sci-fi series, ''SpaceWays'', which is set in the far future, has almost all humans with tan to dark skin and brown eyes where natural features like red hair or blonde and blue eyes only exist as rare genetic throwbacks.
* In ''TheForeverWar'', the hero leaves Earth to fight in an interstellar war using a starship drive that causes time dilation. When he returns to Earth it's thousands of years after he left, and everyone on Earth is a nice even tan, with dark hair and eyes. Oh, and [[HetIsEw they're all gay]].

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* In Ira Levin's ''ThisPerfectDay'', ''Literature/ThisPerfectDay'', the "Family" is genetically engineered for perfection--which in this world is an almost stereotypically Asian appearence.
* The 70s B-Grade sci-fi series, ''SpaceWays'', ''Literature/SpaceWays'', which is set in the far future, has almost all humans with tan to dark skin and brown eyes where natural features like red hair or blonde and blue eyes only exist as rare genetic throwbacks.
* In ''TheForeverWar'', ''Literature/TheForeverWar'', the hero leaves Earth to fight in an interstellar war using a starship drive that causes time dilation. When he returns to Earth it's thousands of years after he left, and everyone on Earth is a nice even tan, with dark hair and eyes. Oh, and [[HetIsEw they're all gay]].



* The ''{{Foundation}} Series'' is like this. In ''The Currents of Space'', it's mentioned that people from the two main planets look slightly different, though not different enough to be able to tell for certain which a person is from. Everywhere else is pretty much homogeneous.

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* The ''{{Foundation}} ''Literature/{{Foundation}} Series'' is like this. In ''The Currents of Space'', it's mentioned that people from the two main planets look slightly different, though not different enough to be able to tell for certain which a person is from. Everywhere else is pretty much homogeneous.



* Larry Niven's ''KnownSpace'' continuity has this happen.

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* Larry Niven's ''KnownSpace'' ''Literature/KnownSpace'' continuity has this happen.
6th Mar '16 10:01:54 AM Discar
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* Played mostly straight in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' in that it is confirmed that humanity -- at least in North America -- is certainly heading this way, with most human characters you'd define as "white" actually having light brown skin tones, noticeably. This is apparently similar to how years of living as a galactic-scale society has done this to the individual ethnicities of all the other species, and humanity is slowly starting to homogenise as well. May be lampshading how aliens often seem to lack ethnicity in the sort of genre Mass Effect is in.

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
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Played mostly straight in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' straight, in that it is confirmed that humanity -- at least in North America -- is certainly heading this way, with most human characters you'd define as "white" actually having light brown skin tones, noticeably. This is apparently similar to how years of living as a galactic-scale society has done this to the individual ethnicities of all the other species, and humanity is slowly starting to homogenise as well. May be lampshading how aliens often seem to lack ethnicity in the sort of genre Mass Effect is in.



*** Human characters also frequently speak with various accents and the Codex says instantaneous machine translation is available, so human beings have united ''politically'' without surrendering their own cultural identity, language, and certainly not without becoming a race of DittoAliens. Likewise, the codex states outright that Turians, Asari, and Salarians at least all identify with their colony, world, clan, and religion even while still falling giving their allegiance to their species and the Citadel Council. Apparently they are able to spot visual differences and Turians even paint their faces to show their allegiances. More than once an alien comments that "all humans look the same to me," suggesting they cannot spot our racial differences easily.

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*** ** Human characters also frequently speak with various accents and the Codex says instantaneous machine translation is available, so human beings have united ''politically'' without surrendering their own cultural identity, language, and certainly not without becoming a race of DittoAliens. Likewise, the codex states outright that Turians, Asari, and Salarians at least all identify with their colony, world, clan, and religion even while still falling giving their allegiance to their species and the Citadel Council. Apparently they are able to spot visual differences and Turians even paint their faces to show their allegiances. More than once an alien comments that "all humans look the same to me," suggesting they cannot spot our racial differences easily.



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** We eventually start seeing other races of the alien species, but they are rare. A brief visit to the asari homeworld reveals that while most asari are nearly the exact same shade of blue, there are also other colors, such as green (distinct from the asari in the first game who were infected by the Thorian) and a deep purple.
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