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14th Oct '17 4:02:52 PM Malady
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* Inverted by Spanish-language campaign literature that, during election years, often gets sent to white Americans who have last names that "look Hispanic"; political parties are obviously not leaving anything to chance. Italian-Americans are the ones targeted the most often - ironic, since [[RealityIsUnrealistic the French are actually closer ethnically to the Spanish than Italians are, despite being viewed as northern European]]. It's easy to imagine some Israeli-Americans receiving these brochures as well, due to surnames like "Peres." Taken to its logical conclusion, however, this would get ridiculous, since there are some ''German'' names out there that "look Hispanic", ArgentinaIsNaziland completely notwithstanding.[[note]]One of the best examples is "Gittes", famously the surname of the character portrayed by Creator/JackNicholson in ''{{Chinatown}}'' - which, except for the hard ''g'' and the short ''i'' sound, is pronounced exactly the way Spanish speakers would expect it pronounced.[[/note]]

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* Inverted by Spanish-language campaign literature that, during election years, often gets sent to white Americans who have last names that "look Hispanic"; political parties are obviously not leaving anything to chance. Italian-Americans are the ones targeted the most often - ironic, since [[RealityIsUnrealistic the French are actually closer ethnically to the Spanish than Italians are, despite being viewed as northern European]]. It's easy to imagine some Israeli-Americans receiving these brochures as well, due to surnames like "Peres." Taken to its logical conclusion, however, this would get ridiculous, since there are some ''German'' names out there that "look Hispanic", ArgentinaIsNaziland completely notwithstanding.[[note]]One of the best examples is "Gittes", famously the surname of the character portrayed by Creator/JackNicholson in ''{{Chinatown}}'' ''Film/{{Chinatown}}'' - which, except for the hard ''g'' and the short ''i'' sound, is pronounced exactly the way Spanish speakers would expect it pronounced.[[/note]]
13th Oct '17 4:18:22 PM Jhonny
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* This is averted with ''La Borinquena''. She's an afro Puerto Rican intentionally modeled after women that the (light-skinned Puerto Rican) creator grew up around.

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* This is averted with ''La Borinquena''. She's an afro Puerto Afro-Puerto Rican intentionally modeled after women that the (light-skinned Puerto Rican) creator grew up around.
7th Oct '17 4:28:36 AM frozen
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* Count every fictional portrayal of Catherine of Aragon. Now count how many of them depict her as pale skinned, blonde haired and blue eyed. The same goes for her mother, Isabella of Castile, as Catherine was among her children the one that resembled her the most.

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* Count every fictional portrayal of Catherine of Aragon. Now count how many of them depict her as pale skinned, blonde haired pale-skinned, red-haired, and blue eyed.blue-eyed. The same goes for her mother, Isabella of Castile, as Catherine was among her children the one that resembled her the most.
30th Sep '17 12:07:41 PM Yora
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* As mentioned in the description, Creator/MartinSheen is mixed Spanish-Irish. He adopted an Irish sounding stage name after encountering great difficulties getting roles under his real name Ramon Estevez. In the rare cases that studios were interested in hiring Latino actors they were almost always looking for someone with Mestizo looks.
27th Sep '17 10:46:41 AM Pichu-kun
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* Lara Gonzalez from ''Anime/SchoolRumble'' is Mexican and has black hair, dark eyes and dark skin.

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* Lara Gonzalez from ''Anime/SchoolRumble'' is Mexican and has black hair, dark eyes eyes, and dark skin.



* Averted with Jose Rodriguez from ''Lightnovel/KyouKaraMaou'', who is a black Latino.

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* Averted with Jose Rodriguez from ''Lightnovel/KyouKaraMaou'', ''LightNovel/KyouKaraMaou'', who is a black Latino.



* This is averted with ''La Borinquena''. She's an afro Puerto Rican intentionally modeled after women that the (light-skinned Puerto Rican) creator grew up around.



* [[NationsAsPeople Spain]] from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' is olive skinned, but loads of the fanart makes him [[RaceLift ridiculously dark-skinned]]. Rather noticeable in that [[AmbiguouslyBrown Seychelles]] [[DoubleStandard gets the total opposite]] [[ButNotTooBlack treatment]]. Similarly, South Italy is also olive skinned, but the fanart likes to make him as fair-skinned as his brother. Since he's Spain's [[{{Wimpification}} "uke"]], [[PaleFemalesDarkMales he needs to be pale]], according to some fangirls. Fan-versions of Latin American countries are almost always dark skinned.

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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'':
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[[NationsAsPeople Spain]] from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' is olive skinned, but loads of the fanart makes him [[RaceLift ridiculously dark-skinned]]. Rather noticeable in that [[AmbiguouslyBrown Seychelles]] [[DoubleStandard gets the total opposite]] [[ButNotTooBlack treatment]]. Similarly, South Italy is also olive skinned, but the fanart likes to make him as fair-skinned as his brother. Since he's Spain's [[{{Wimpification}} "uke"]], [[PaleFemalesDarkMales he needs to be pale]], according to some fangirls.
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Fan-versions of Latin American countries are almost always dark skinned.



* Averted in ''Disney/BigHero6'' with Honey Lemon, who is Latina by WordOfGod. She's also a light skinned blonde (whose in-film model is slightly DarkSkinnedBlonde). She's voiced by Hispanic actress Genesis Rodriguez, who also made sure to have Honey pronounce some words to imply her Latin heritage - for example, pronouncing 'Hiro' by rolling the r. Various prototypical designs were dark skinned and raven haired but the artists opted otherwise.

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* Averted in ''Disney/BigHero6'' with Honey Lemon, who is Latina by WordOfGod. She's also a light skinned blonde (whose in-film model is slightly leans towards a lightly DarkSkinnedBlonde). She's voiced by Hispanic actress Genesis Rodriguez, who also made sure to have Honey pronounce some words to imply her Latin heritage - for example, pronouncing 'Hiro' by rolling the r. Various [[WhatCouldHaveBeen prototypical designs designs]] were dark skinned and raven haired but the artists opted otherwise.
20th Sep '17 1:30:06 PM comicwriter
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* Averted with Carlos Miyamoto from ''VideoGame/FinalFight 2'', who is a Brazilian swordsman of Japanese descent.
7th Sep '17 8:45:57 AM TheNerevarine
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* ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct'': Averted with Mira, who is Brazilian and [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette pale as snow due to being a vampire]], although her sister Maya is a DarkSkinnedBlonde.
25th Aug '17 10:59:33 AM Pichu-kun
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* Carmen from ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'' has dark hair, IcyBlueEyes, and black hair. In the games her skin tone and hair color are both lighter.

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* Carmen from ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'' has dark hair, skin, IcyBlueEyes, and black hair. In the games her skin tone and hair color are both lighter.
25th Aug '17 10:57:29 AM Pichu-kun
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* Queen Marisol from the ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' licensed books is is something of a PaletteSwap of Elsa. She has black hair and brown skin instead of platinum blonde hair and pale skin. What her country is inspired by is never mentioned. Her name is of Spanish origin but others have Arabic names.

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* Queen Marisol from the ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' [[Literature/AnnaAndElsa licensed books books]] is is something of a PaletteSwap of Elsa. She has black hair and brown skin instead of platinum blonde hair and pale skin. What her country is inspired by is never mentioned. Her name is of Spanish origin but others have Arabic names.
25th Aug '17 10:56:25 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/SaintSeya'':

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* ''Manga/SaintSeya'':''Manga/SaintSeiya'':
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