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14th Mar '18 6:48:09 PM KibaDoku
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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': Compared to [[{{Keet}} Italy]] and [[{{Tsundere}} Germany]]
—the Europeans—[[TheStoic Japan]], the Asian, is ''far'' more calm and collected. [[NotSoStoic Unless you make him mad]].

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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': Compared to [[{{Keet}} Italy]] and [[{{Tsundere}} Germany]]
—the
Germany]]—the Europeans—[[TheStoic Japan]], the Asian, is ''far'' more calm and collected. [[NotSoStoic Unless you make him mad]].
14th Mar '18 6:47:14 PM KibaDoku
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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': Compared to [[{{Keet}} Italy]] and [[{{Tsundere}} Germany]]
—the Europeans—[[TheStoic Japan]], the Asian, is ''far'' more calm and collected. [[NotSoStoic Unless you make him mad]].
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27th Jan '18 12:23:37 PM nombretomado
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* Lampshaded on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'', during an exchange between Kirk and Sulu. Incidentally, this episode was written by WalterKoenig, who played Chekov on [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries TOS]] and was friends with Creator/GeorgeTakei in real life:

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* Lampshaded on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'', during an exchange between Kirk and Sulu. Incidentally, this episode was written by WalterKoenig, Creator/WalterKoenig, who played Chekov on [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries TOS]] and was friends with Creator/GeorgeTakei in real life:
14th Oct '17 7:31:21 PM Tuckerscreator
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* Inverted in ''Literature/ScannersLiveInVain''. The Habermans and Scanners are astronauts who have had their nerves severed to avoid "The Great Pain of Space" experienced while in orbit. As a result, they are very emotionless, but Chang, the Chinese scanner on the crew, is much more expressive and empathetic than the rest of them.
13th May '17 10:53:51 AM nombretomado
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* Shen Yu in ''Videogame/EvilGenius'' is described as "inscrutable", which is not surprising as he's a take on FuManchu.

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* Shen Yu in ''Videogame/EvilGenius'' is described as "inscrutable", which is not surprising as he's a take on FuManchu.Literature/FuManchu.
24th Mar '17 10:39:05 PM CosmicFerret
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* Spoofed in ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'', where Fogg asks for help from a stereotypical looking old Chinese man in loud pidgin English. The man turns out to speak English perfectly.

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* Spoofed in ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'', ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays2004'', where Fogg asks for help from a stereotypical looking old Chinese man in loud pidgin English. The man turns out to speak English perfectly.
1st Mar '17 8:54:07 AM Nepeta
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[[caption-width-right:350:Japan: So inscrutable that he can't even ''[[PerpetualFrowner smile]]''.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Japan: [[caption-width-right:350:[[InvokedTrope Japan]]: So inscrutable that he can't even ''[[PerpetualFrowner smile]]''.]]
14th Feb '17 1:10:18 AM FordPrefect
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Throughout the years, people from East Asia have been depicted in European media as being more reserved and stoic than Europeans. This comes from the perceptions of European merchants, soldiers, and officials unable or simply unwilling to appreciate the astonishingly diverse social customs of a region of many million square kilmetres and more than 300 million people (from the 17th century onward). Faced with a continent ''even more heterogenous'' than their own, they more-or-less gave up on trying to figure out what [[PlanetOfHats each region's 'hat' was]] and simply wrote them all off as 'inscrutable' or mysterious/unreadable.

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Throughout the years, people from East Asia have been depicted in European media as being more reserved and stoic than Europeans. This comes from the perceptions of European merchants, soldiers, and officials unable or simply unwilling to appreciate the astonishingly diverse social customs of a region of many million square kilmetres kilometres and more than 300 million people (from the 17th century onward). Faced with a continent ''even more heterogenous'' than their own, they more-or-less gave up on trying to figure out what [[PlanetOfHats each region's 'hat' was]] and simply wrote them all off as 'inscrutable' or mysterious/unreadable.
7th Jan '17 9:43:06 PM eowynjedi
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* The series bible for ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' explicitly describes Sulu as being the total opposite of this.

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* The series bible for ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' explicitly describes Sulu as being the total opposite of this. (This got a nod in the animated show; see below.)




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* Occasionally played with on ''Series/BarneyMiller'' with Detective Nick Yemana, who was pretty scrutable but also a world-class DeadpanSnarker. A blind man who claimed he could perceive character described him as calm, stoic, and in-control... that or Japanese. And when Dietrich expressed admiration of the stoic Japanese attitude towards death, Nick whispered to another detective that he personally planned to go out kicking and screaming.



-->'''Sulu:''' I don't know, sir. It isn't just physical, you know. You have to be... inscrutable.

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-->'''Sulu:''' I don't know, sir. It isn't just physical, you know. You have to be... inscrutable. [winks]
24th Dec '16 12:14:19 PM nombretomado
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* Spoofed in ''AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'', where Fogg asks for help from a stereotypical looking old Chinese man in loud pidgin English. The man turns out to speak English perfectly.

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* Spoofed in ''AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'', ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'', where Fogg asks for help from a stereotypical looking old Chinese man in loud pidgin English. The man turns out to speak English perfectly.
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