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10th Jul '16 10:09:43 AM JoeMerl
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* On ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim,'' [[HeroAntagonist Dib]], [[CreepyChild Gaz]] and [[ReluctantMadScientist their dad]] are Mexican-American despite their incredibly pale skin, [[http://jhonenv.tumblr.com/post/127112021870/hey-jhonen-i-hope-this-isnt-too-personal-to-ask#notes according to]] [[WordOfGod Jhonen Vasquez]]. He specifically compares them to "my brother and his so-white-looking ''[[Film/VillageOfTheDamned1960 Village of the Damned]]'' children."

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* On ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim,'' [[HeroAntagonist Dib]], [[CreepyChild Gaz]] and [[ReluctantMadScientist their dad]] are Mexican-American despite their incredibly pale skin, according to WordOfGod. JhonenVasquez specifically [[http://jhonenv.tumblr.com/post/127112021870/hey-jhonen-i-hope-this-isnt-too-personal-to-ask#notes according to]] [[WordOfGod Jhonen Vasquez]]. He specifically compares them them]] to "my brother and his so-white-looking ''[[Film/VillageOfTheDamned1960 Village of the Damned]]'' children."
7th Jul '16 9:51:11 PM thatother1dude
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* ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' manages to present an Incan cast of characters with varying skin tones, some darker or lighter than others.

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* ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' manages to present an Incan cast of characters with varying skin tones, some darker or lighter than others. Considering the pre-colonial setting, Yzma's [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation gray-tinted]] skin can probably be considered [[InvertedTrope improbably light]].
7th Jul '16 9:39:00 PM thatother1dude
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* [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012''--[[PsychoForHire Xever]] has a Spanish accent but is clearly black. (Well, [[BalefulPolymorph originally]].)

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* [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012''--[[PsychoForHire Xever]] has a Spanish accent but is clearly black. (Well, [[BalefulPolymorph originally]].black (or was [[WasOnceAMan when he was human at all]].)
7th Jul '16 9:37:15 PM thatother1dude
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* The episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' entitled "E-I-E-I-D'oh!" begins with the family going to a movie theater to see ''The Poke of Zorro'', a take-off on ''Film/TheMaskOfZorro''. On the screen, the actors playing the characters based on Zorro and Elena are brown-skinned, even though their real-world portrayers (Creator/AntonioBanderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, respectively) are both Europeans (albeit dark ones).

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* The episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' entitled Zig-zagged in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', where Latino characters may have realistically varying skin tones or being uniformally brown DependingOnTheArtist. This isn't helped by the show's [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation white skin = yellow]] color scheme making the difference between light and dark skin more severe.
** Bumblebee Man and everyone else on his ShowWithinAShow have brown skin and dark brown or black hair. They are ''apparently'' Mexican, which is mostly mestizo, but as noted above light-skinned Mexicans tend to be over-represented in public media. [[NegativeContinuity One joke contradicts all evidence]] by having Bumblebee Man admit that he's actually ''[[{{Fauxreigner}} Belgian]]''.
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"E-I-E-I-D'oh!" begins with the family going to a movie theater to see ''The Poke of Zorro'', a take-off on ''Film/TheMaskOfZorro''. On the screen, the actors playing the characters based on Zorro and Elena are brown-skinned, even though their real-world portrayers (Creator/AntonioBanderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, respectively) are both Europeans (albeit dark ones).ones).
** Despite the [[TheCapitalOfBrazilIsBuenosAires absurd inaccuracies]] in its portrayal of Brazil, "Blame It On Lisa" has a decent variety of skin tones (from completely brown to completely white, and some inbetween tones very atypical for this show) and hair colors (the usual black-haired and dark-brunettes, but also a few red heads and blondes). There were still no black or Asian people.
** Averted in "The Kid Is All Right", which features as its guest star a young Latina friend of Lisa's who is white (Argentinian), Jewish (albeit a secular one), and a conservative Republican.
** Dr. Nick Riviera ''may or may not'' be an aversion. He's definitely light-skinned, but so NonSpecificallyForeign that it's hard to tell if he's from Latin America, Spain, Portugal, or some other part of Europe (his character design is actually based on the ''Hungarian'' co-founder of Creator/KlaskyCsupo).



* Nicely subverted on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' entitled "The Kid Is All Right", which features as its guest star a young Latina friend of Lisa's who is white (Argentinian), Jewish (albeit a secular one), and a conservative Republican. Even more impressive, the character is voiced by Eva Longoria, [[PlayingAgainstType who fits into none of the above three categories]].
5th Jul '16 5:21:01 PM nombretomado
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* The episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' entitled "E-I-E-I-D'oh!" begins with the family going to a movie theater to see ''The Poke of Zorro'', a take-off on ''Film/TheMaskOfZorro''. On the screen, the actors playing the characters based on Zorro and Elena are brown-skinned, even though their real-world portrayers (AntonioBanderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, respectively) are both Europeans (albeit dark ones).

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* The episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' entitled "E-I-E-I-D'oh!" begins with the family going to a movie theater to see ''The Poke of Zorro'', a take-off on ''Film/TheMaskOfZorro''. On the screen, the actors playing the characters based on Zorro and Elena are brown-skinned, even though their real-world portrayers (AntonioBanderas (Creator/AntonioBanderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, respectively) are both Europeans (albeit dark ones).
24th Jun '16 11:17:48 AM Da1tonTheGreat
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[[caption-width-right:300:Alberto Fujimori: second-generation Peruvian, President of Peru from 1990-2000, and walking aversion to this trope.]]



In real life, Latin America comprises a variety of ancestries and ethnic groups, making the region one of the most diverse in the world. The region is populated by a mix of the indigenous population who survived the colonization, descendants of Spanish and Portuguese colonists, African slaves and numerous immigrant populations who moved to the continent in the last two centuries from places as varied as Germany, Italy or Japan, leading to large numbers of the Latin American populations comprising (usually brown-skinned) [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mestizo various]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulatto kinds]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholo of]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zambo multi]][[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castizo racial]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pardo people]], alongside the more customary "Whites", "Blacks", "Amerindians" and even "East Asians" who have sizeable communities in Peru and Brazil and "Arabs" such as in Chile.

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In real life, Latin America comprises a variety of ancestries and ethnic groups, making the region one of the most diverse in the world. The region is populated by a mix of the indigenous population who survived the colonization, descendants of Spanish and Portuguese colonists, African slaves and numerous immigrant populations who moved to the continent in the last two centuries from places as varied as Germany, Italy or Japan, leading to large numbers of the Latin American populations comprising (usually brown-skinned) [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mestizo various]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulatto kinds]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholo of]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zambo multi]][[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castizo racial]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pardo people]], alongside the more customary "Whites", "Blacks", "Amerindians" "Native Americans" and even "East Asians" who have sizeable communities in Peru and Brazil and "Arabs" such as in Chile.
23rd Jun '16 10:08:57 AM thatother1dude
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* Averted to hell and back with Argentinian actors Facundo Arana, Juan Gil Navarro and Luciano Caceres. The first two are natural blondes, with Facundo being blue eyed, and very tall, Luciano while dark haired, has blue eyes, and Juan being brown eyed, but still pretty light skinned. Also, a lot of Argentinians are caucasian or whites, due most of them being of Spanish, Italian and of German origins.

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* Averted to hell and back with Argentinian actors Facundo Arana, Juan Gil Navarro and Luciano Caceres. The first two are natural blondes, with Facundo being blue eyed, and very tall, Luciano while dark haired, has blue eyes, and Juan being brown eyed, but still pretty light skinned. Also, a lot The majority of Argentinians are caucasian or whites, due most of them being of Spanish, Italian and of or German origins.
23rd Jun '16 9:43:24 AM thatother1dude
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* ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'''s resident SpicyLatina Audrey Ramirez is black haired and has light brown skin. Averted with the Italian Vinnie, as his skin is very pale.

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* ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'''s resident SpicyLatina Audrey Ramirez is black haired and has light brown skin. Averted with the Italian Vinnie, as his skin is very pale.
21st Jun '16 8:29:02 AM fearlessnikki
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* Related. NXT Diva Jasmin Areebi had light brown hair when she was signed but dyed her hair black in order to look more Arab.

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* Related. NXT Diva Jasmin Areebi had light brown hair when she was signed but dyed her hair black in order to look more Arab. But she had gone back to light brown by the time she debuted as the AmbiguouslyBrown 'Aliyah'.



* Note the two Gomez brothers. Rick (think Luz in ''Series/BandOfBrothers'') is quite fair skinned, while Josh (think Morgan Grimes of ''{{Series/Chuck}}'') is much darker. Josh is more likely to play obvious Latino characters, while Rick often plays AmbiguouslyBrown or even white characters in addition to Latinos.

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* Note the two Gomez brothers. Rick (think Luz in ''Series/BandOfBrothers'') is quite fair skinned, while Josh (think Morgan Grimes of ''{{Series/Chuck}}'') is much darker. Josh is more likely to play obvious Latino characters, while Rick often plays AmbiguouslyBrown or even white characters in addition to Latinos. They rarely play brothers presumably because of this - the exception being ''Film/TheWeek''.
1st Jun '16 8:44:20 AM JamesAustin
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* Zig-zagged when it comes to WWE Divas. Latina women have made up the majority of the Divas roster in recent years - all with varying skin tones. They tend to only give a SpicyLatina gimmick to those with browner skin - Rosa Mendes for example, who is Costa Rican (but then again likes to change her hair from brown to blonde at a whim). Supermodel Natalie Nelson (who is Mexican-Italian) was given the Hispanic sounding stage name Wrestling/EvaMarie but then had her change her hair to [[DarkSkinnedRedhead red]][[note]]Though this was Eva's own doing; management wanted her to be blonde but she balked at that[[/note]]. Likewise {{Wrestling/Lita}} (who had a Mexican grandparent) was brought in as a SpicyLatina but had (dyed!)red hair and eventually morphed into a punk-rock LadEtte. Nidia Guenard, who is Puerto Rican, initially reversed her ancestry and portrayed a Scots-Irish redneck from the DeepSouth alongside native West Virginian Jamie Noble (though was acknowledged as Latina after her HeelFaceTurn). Otherwise completely averted with Ivelisse (mentioned above) as she was given the Hispanic stage name Sofia Cortez and a reggaeton entrance theme - all the while WWE ''not'' letting her dye her hair from blonde to brown. Layla El is half Spanish and half Moroccan but her Spanish roots have never been addressed, sometimes being counted as a "black" Diva (even though Arabs/Berbers are not exactly African in the sense people often think); of course, Layla's English accent (which she is gradually losing) has her pegged as "the limey Diva" (make that the ''other'' limey Diva with respect to {{Paige}}) in many people's minds, especially when she was part of the [=LayCool=] heel faction and portrayed what could best be described as "a British ValleyGirl."
** On NXT it's played straight with {{Wrestling/Bayley}} (whose real last name is ''Martinez'' and is from San Jose) - who is fair-skinned and her character is presented almost as a TokenWhite. Likewise Wrestling/SashaBanks has Latina heritage but her character tends to lean more towards a black ghetto girl. Carmella meanwhile is a white girl from Boston but performs in {{Brownface}} to portray an Italian-American {{Joisey}} type.

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* Zig-zagged when it comes to WWE Divas. Latina women have made up the majority of the Divas roster in recent years - all with varying skin tones. They tend to only give a SpicyLatina gimmick to those with browner skin - Rosa Mendes Wrestling/RosaMendes for example, who is Costa Rican (but then again likes to change her hair from brown to blonde at a whim). Supermodel Natalie Nelson (who is Mexican-Italian) was given the Hispanic sounding stage name Wrestling/EvaMarie but then had her change her hair to [[DarkSkinnedRedhead red]][[note]]Though this was Eva's own doing; management wanted her to be blonde but she balked at that[[/note]]. Likewise {{Wrestling/Lita}} Wrestling/{{Lita}} (who had a Mexican grandparent) was brought in as a SpicyLatina but had (dyed!)red hair and eventually morphed into a punk-rock LadEtte. Nidia Guenard, who is Puerto Rican, initially reversed her ancestry and portrayed a Scots-Irish redneck from the DeepSouth alongside native West Virginian Jamie Noble (though was acknowledged as Latina after her HeelFaceTurn). Otherwise completely averted with Ivelisse (mentioned above) as she was given the Hispanic stage name Sofia Cortez and a reggaeton entrance theme - all the while WWE ''not'' letting her dye her hair from blonde to brown. Layla El is half Spanish and half Moroccan but her Spanish roots have never been addressed, sometimes being counted as a "black" Diva (even though Arabs/Berbers are not exactly African in the sense people often think); of course, Layla's English accent (which she is gradually losing) has her pegged as "the limey Diva" (make that the ''other'' limey Diva with respect to {{Paige}}) in many people's minds, especially when she was part of the [=LayCool=] heel faction and portrayed what could best be described as "a British ValleyGirl."
** On NXT it's played straight with {{Wrestling/Bayley}} (whose real last name is ''Martinez'' and is from San Jose) - who is fair-skinned and her character is presented almost as a TokenWhite. Likewise Wrestling/SashaBanks has Latina heritage but her character tends to lean more towards a black ghetto girl. Carmella Wrestling/{{Carmella}} meanwhile is a white girl from Boston but performs in {{Brownface}} to portray an Italian-American {{Joisey}} type.
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