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21st Jun '16 4:57:53 AM JamesAustin
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* Averted on ''[[Series/FlashForward2009 Flash Forward]]'', in which JohnCho played the more HotBlooded, emotional and temper-prone half of a [[RedOniBlueOni pair of FBI partners]]. In fact, JohnCho has pretty much made a career out of averting this stereotype (see ''Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle'', above).

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* Averted on ''[[Series/FlashForward2009 Flash Forward]]'', ''Series/{{FlashForward|2009}}'', in which JohnCho Creator/JohnCho played the more HotBlooded, emotional and temper-prone half of a [[RedOniBlueOni pair of FBI partners]]. In fact, JohnCho John Cho has pretty much made a career out of averting this stereotype (see ''Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle'', above).
4th Jun '16 6:08:51 AM wuzzle22
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* Shen Yu in ''EvilGenius'' is described as "inscrutable", which is not surprising as he's a take on FuManchu.

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* Shen Yu in ''EvilGenius'' ''Videogame/EvilGenius'' is described as "inscrutable", which is not surprising as he's a take on FuManchu.
12th Mar '16 2:51:07 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''ATreeGrowsInBrooklyn'' features a ChineseLaunderer character who's stereotypical in other ways, but it actually calls out this trope. The young heroine sees the Chinese man as a wise mystic and assumes he's listening thoughtfully when she talks to him, when in reality he doesn't speak English and is just waiting for her to leave.

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* ''ATreeGrowsInBrooklyn'' ''Literature/ATreeGrowsInBrooklyn'' features a ChineseLaunderer character who's stereotypical in other ways, but it actually calls out this trope. The young heroine sees the Chinese man as a wise mystic and assumes he's listening thoughtfully when she talks to him, when in reality he doesn't speak English and is just waiting for her to leave.
13th Jan '16 5:59:05 PM phoenix
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* In ''TheWestingGame'', Mrs. Hoo is seen this way at first, but it soon becomes obvious that it's solely a language barrier.

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* In ''TheWestingGame'', ''Literature/TheWestingGame'', Mrs. Hoo is seen this way at first, but it soon becomes obvious that it's solely a language barrier.
1st Jan '16 11:21:51 AM nombretomado
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* Agent Kimball Cho on ''TheMentalist'' is the deadest of the [[DeadpanSnarker deadpan snarkers]] and most definitely TheStoic. However, he's also willing to go CowboyCop and NotSoStoic when the situation calls for it.
* Averted on ''[[FlashForward2009 Flash Forward]]'', in which JohnCho played the more HotBlooded, emotional and temper-prone half of a [[RedOniBlueOni pair of FBI partners]]. In fact, JohnCho has pretty much made a career out of averting this stereotype (see ''Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle'', above).

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* Agent Kimball Cho on ''TheMentalist'' ''Series/TheMentalist'' is the deadest of the [[DeadpanSnarker deadpan snarkers]] and most definitely TheStoic. However, he's also willing to go CowboyCop and NotSoStoic when the situation calls for it.
* Averted on ''[[FlashForward2009 ''[[Series/FlashForward2009 Flash Forward]]'', in which JohnCho played the more HotBlooded, emotional and temper-prone half of a [[RedOniBlueOni pair of FBI partners]]. In fact, JohnCho has pretty much made a career out of averting this stereotype (see ''Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle'', above).
11th Dec '15 12:09:46 PM SirSapphire
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* Mr. Miyagi from ''TheKarateKid''.

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* Mr. Miyagi from ''TheKarateKid''.''TheKarateKid'' appears to be this at first. As we (and Daniel) get to know him we learn this couldn't be further from the truth.
14th Nov '15 11:23:54 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Taki from ''[[HyakujitsuNoBara Maiden Rose]]'', although done rather interestingly so that he has his [[DefrostingIceQueen defrosting]] moments while at a foreign military academy and then suddenly switches to "inscrutable" mode upon returning home, only to confuse the hell out of Klaus who goes with him.

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* Taki from ''[[HyakujitsuNoBara ''[[Manga/MaidenRose Maiden Rose]]'', although done rather interestingly so that he has his [[DefrostingIceQueen defrosting]] moments while at a foreign military academy and then suddenly switches to "inscrutable" mode upon returning home, only to confuse the hell out of Klaus who goes with him.
11th Oct '15 11:52:16 AM ragnarok235
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* Chairman Shen-Ji Yang of ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri''. He's like Mao Zedong meets Nietzsche meets Confucius. Your GreyAndGrayMorality may vary.
8th Oct '15 6:02:11 PM nombretomado
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* The new Judomaster's first appearance in ''JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'' is characterized by her being silent, cold and reserved out of combat. Mind you, before then, she'd been portrayed as witty and perfectly capable of speaking English, but [[DependingOnTheWriter these things happen]]. Mind you, she did warm up a bit when she fell for Damage.
* Mocked in a strip of the italian comic ''Sturmtruppen'' where a crossdressing spy is ordered to escort the japanese ally to another base, and affirms that "Nothing can surprise these inscrutable orientals". Cue to the japanese ally trying to hump him.

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* The new Judomaster's first appearance in ''JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'' ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'' is characterized by her being silent, cold and reserved out of combat. Mind you, before then, she'd been portrayed as witty and perfectly capable of speaking English, but [[DependingOnTheWriter these things happen]]. Mind you, she did warm up a bit when she fell for Damage.
* Mocked in a strip of the italian Italian comic ''Sturmtruppen'' where a crossdressing spy is ordered to escort the japanese Japanese ally to another base, and affirms that "Nothing can surprise these inscrutable orientals". Cue to the japanese Japanese ally trying to hump him.
7th Sep '15 5:46:46 AM DaibhidC
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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the description of Lacquered Tablet, an Agatean ambassador described in ''{{GURPS}} Literature/{{Discworld}} Also'':

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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the description of Lacquered Tablet, an Agatean ambassador described in ''{{GURPS}} Literature/{{Discworld}} Also'':''[[TabletopGame/DiscworldRoleplayingGame GURPS Discworld Also]]'':
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