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2nd May '18 3:54:31 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon is a double dose of this trope, with ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' and ''Disney/BrotherBear''. ''Pocahontas'' is considered by some to be a particularly JustForFun/{{egregious}} because they took a ''historical figure'' and gave her cute animal friends and a spirit guide. Pocahontas has fairly blatant magic, too: she becomes able to translate between her native tongue and English instantly upon meeting John Smith, as a gift from her Talking Tree spirit guide. She is also ridiculously [[FriendToAllLivingThings friendly to]] ''[[FriendToAllLivingThings all]]'' [[FriendToAllLivingThings animals]]: for instance, she can track a mother bear to her den and play with her cubs right in front of mama -- seriously kids, Don'tTryThisAtHome. She also has enough charisma to convert John Smith to her ways within hours of meeting him. In reality it seems to have gone quite the other way. Pocahontas converted to Christianity, changed her name to Rebecca, and married settler John Rolfe. Seems she went White-man in a big way. Then again, charisma and cute animal friends are to be expected from a Franchise/DisneyPrincess.

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* The Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon is a double dose of this trope, with ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' and ''Disney/BrotherBear''. ''Pocahontas'' is considered by some to be a particularly JustForFun/{{egregious}} because they took a ''historical figure'' and gave her cute animal friends and a spirit guide. Pocahontas has fairly blatant magic, too: she becomes able to translate between her native tongue and English instantly upon meeting John Smith, as a gift from her Talking Tree spirit guide. She is also ridiculously [[FriendToAllLivingThings friendly to]] ''[[FriendToAllLivingThings all]]'' [[FriendToAllLivingThings animals]]: for instance, she can track a mother bear to her den and play with her cubs right in front of mama -- seriously kids, Don'tTryThisAtHome.DontTryThisAtHome. She also has enough charisma to convert John Smith to her ways within hours of meeting him. In reality it seems to have gone quite the other way. Pocahontas converted to Christianity, changed her name to Rebecca, and married settler John Rolfe. Seems she went White-man in a big way. Then again, charisma and cute animal friends are to be expected from a Franchise/DisneyPrincess.
2nd May '18 3:54:03 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon is a double dose of this trope, with ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' and ''Disney/BrotherBear''. ''Pocahontas'' is considered by some to be a particularly JustForFun/{{egregious}} because they took a ''historical figure'' and gave her cute animal friends and a spirit guide. Pocahontas has fairly blatant magic, too: she becomes able to translate between her native tongue and English instantly upon meeting John Smith, as a gift from her Talking Tree spirit guide. She is also ridiculously [[FriendToAllLivingThings friendly to]] ''[[FriendToAllLivingThings all]]'' [[FriendToAllLivingThings animals]]: for instance, she can track a mother bear to her den and play with her cubs right in front of mama, [[MamaBear which is]] ''[[MamaBear not]]'' [[TooDumbToLive behavior that is recommended to anyone]] ''[[MamaBear not]]'' [[JustForFun/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs a super-powered shaman]]. She also has enough charisma to convert John Smith to her ways within hours of meeting him. In reality it seems to have gone quite the other way. Pocahontas converted to Christianity, changed her name to Rebecca, and married settler John Rolfe. Seems she went White-man in a big way.
** {{Averted}}: these exact same traits are found in nearly every European-Caucasian, Asian, and African-American Franchise/DisneyPrincess as well as the Native American Disney Princess. Pocahontas has a talking tree, Mulan has a dragon, Cinderella has talking mice, Ariel has talking fish, and Tiana has a talking firefly. Snow White and [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Aurora]] and Mulan are no less FriendToAllLivingThings than Pocahonta. Every Disney Princess also demonstrates tremendous charisma regardless of race or ethnicity.

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* The Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon is a double dose of this trope, with ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' and ''Disney/BrotherBear''. ''Pocahontas'' is considered by some to be a particularly JustForFun/{{egregious}} because they took a ''historical figure'' and gave her cute animal friends and a spirit guide. Pocahontas has fairly blatant magic, too: she becomes able to translate between her native tongue and English instantly upon meeting John Smith, as a gift from her Talking Tree spirit guide. She is also ridiculously [[FriendToAllLivingThings friendly to]] ''[[FriendToAllLivingThings all]]'' [[FriendToAllLivingThings animals]]: for instance, she can track a mother bear to her den and play with her cubs right in front of mama, [[MamaBear which is]] ''[[MamaBear not]]'' [[TooDumbToLive behavior that is recommended to anyone]] ''[[MamaBear not]]'' [[JustForFun/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs a super-powered shaman]].mama -- seriously kids, Don'tTryThisAtHome. She also has enough charisma to convert John Smith to her ways within hours of meeting him. In reality it seems to have gone quite the other way. Pocahontas converted to Christianity, changed her name to Rebecca, and married settler John Rolfe. Seems she went White-man in a big way.
** {{Averted}}: these exact same traits are found in nearly every European-Caucasian, Asian, and African-American Franchise/DisneyPrincess as well as the Native American Disney Princess. Pocahontas has a talking tree, Mulan has a dragon, Cinderella has talking mice, Ariel has talking fish, and Tiana has a talking firefly. Snow White and [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Aurora]] and Mulan are no less FriendToAllLivingThings than Pocahonta. Every Disney Princess also demonstrates tremendous
way. Then again, charisma regardless of race or ethnicity.and cute animal friends are to be expected from a Franchise/DisneyPrincess.
30th Apr '18 7:41:48 PM Kadorhal
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* Pictured above: Nightwolf, the BadassBookworm from the ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' games. He's probably a parody of this trope: all of his moves are stereotypes to some degree and in the initial release of [=MK3=], he could [[GoodBadBugs run faster than the guy he just threw]].

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* Pictured above: Nightwolf, the BadassBookworm from the ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' games. He's probably a parody of this trope: all of his moves are stereotypes to some degree and in his debut in the initial release of [=MK3=], ''VideoGame/MortalKombat3'', he could [[GoodBadBugs run faster than the guy he just threw]].
28th Apr '18 3:22:32 AM Kadorhal
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* "I AM VideoGame/{{TUROK}}!" His magical power, of course, was the ability to carry enough firepower to kill half the planet. [[Comicbook/{{Turok}} The comics]] originally just had a lone Indian fighting for survival in a valley inhabited by dinosaurs, but the video games [[UpToEleven took it up to eleven]] by not only fighting said dinosaurs with a mere bow and arrow, but also using modern manmade weapons and other outlandishly exotic guns, riding pteranadons and styracosaurs, traveling to a post-apocalyptic future and to Hell via portals, and communicating with aliens. The comics justified this madness by the explanation that Turok (The title that the main character must take up) must seal away the portals to other worlds as part of their tribal duty.
* Though not magical per Se, the Native Americans in ''VideoGame/{{Colonization}}'' are not bound by certain constraints for European settlers, for example:

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* "I AM VideoGame/{{TUROK}}!" His The ''VideoGame/{{Turok}}'' games, outside of the 2008 reboot, were all about this sort of thing. Turok's magical power, of course, was the ability to carry [[HyperspaceArsenal enough firepower to kill half the planet.planet]]. [[Comicbook/{{Turok}} The comics]] originally just had a lone Indian fighting for survival in a valley inhabited by dinosaurs, but the video games [[UpToEleven took it up to eleven]] by not only fighting said dinosaurs with a mere bow and arrow, but also using modern manmade weapons and other outlandishly exotic guns, riding pteranadons and styracosaurs, traveling to a post-apocalyptic future and to Hell via portals, and communicating with aliens. The comics justified this madness by the explanation that whoever takes on the mantle of Turok (The title that the main character must take up) must seal away the portals to other worlds that pop up in "the Lost Lands" as part of their tribal duty.
* Though not magical per Se, se, the Native Americans in ''VideoGame/{{Colonization}}'' are not bound by certain constraints for European settlers, for example:



* Vulcan Raven from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' has some elements of this, though surprisingly without much of the actual magic part. While he's able to instantly know that Snake is half-Japanese (he certainly doesn't look it) by making one of the ravens that swarm him eat a small chunk of Snake's face, claims to be able to predict the future, lays curses on people with the tattoos on his body and is eaten up by his ravens almost instantly upon death, it's actually no weirder than most ''Metal Gear'' bosses. And in his boss battle, he prefers to invoke the mysterious cosmic powers of a [[{{BFG}} M61 Vulcan]]. The "Magical" aspect of this trope when it comes to Raven is more prominently featured in ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFOXHOUND''.

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* Vulcan Raven from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' has some elements of this, though surprisingly without much of the actual magic part. While he's able to instantly know that Snake is half-Japanese (he certainly doesn't look it) by making one of the ravens that swarm him eat a small chunk of Snake's face, claims to be able to predict the future, lays curses on people with the tattoos on his body and is eaten up by his ravens almost instantly upon death, it's actually no weirder than most ''Metal Gear'' ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' bosses. And in his boss battle, he prefers to invoke the mysterious cosmic powers of a [[{{BFG}} 20mm M61 Vulcan]]. The "Magical" aspect of this trope when it comes to Raven is more prominently featured in ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFOXHOUND''.
22nd Apr '18 11:04:19 AM nombretomado
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** {{Averted}}: these exact same traits are found in nearly every European-Caucasian, Asian, and African-American Franchise/DisneyPrincess as well as the Native American Disney Princess. Pocahontas has a talking tree, Mulan has a dragon, Cinderella has talking mice, Ariel has talking fish, and Tiana has a talking firefly. Snow White and [[SleepingBeauty Aurora]] and Mulan are no less FriendToAllLivingThings than Pocahonta. Every Disney Princess also demonstrates tremendous charisma regardless of race or ethnicity.

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** {{Averted}}: these exact same traits are found in nearly every European-Caucasian, Asian, and African-American Franchise/DisneyPrincess as well as the Native American Disney Princess. Pocahontas has a talking tree, Mulan has a dragon, Cinderella has talking mice, Ariel has talking fish, and Tiana has a talking firefly. Snow White and [[SleepingBeauty [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Aurora]] and Mulan are no less FriendToAllLivingThings than Pocahonta. Every Disney Princess also demonstrates tremendous charisma regardless of race or ethnicity.
19th Apr '18 11:44:00 AM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'': During the America Chapter, Geronimo is summoned as a Servant assisting the player. He's summoned as a Caster-class Servant, with his skills focusing on his shaman heritage. A few characters comment on how strange it is that he is fighting for the restoration of the United States considering what happened to him and his people in life; Geronimo replies that the proper order of history must be restored, and he does not wish to dishonor the sacrifices made by his people, even if they lost in the end.
18th Feb '18 12:10:34 PM darkemyst
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* It appears at first that ''Webcomic/TheDreamwalkerChronicles'' will play this trope straight but it quickly becomes apparent that while the main character may be a dreamwalker it is not something he understands or has control of and as ''all'' human characters outside of a single quickly eaten poacher are Native Americans and no others have a hint of the trope it is ultimately averted.

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* It appears at first that ''Webcomic/TheDreamwalkerChronicles'' will play this trope straight but it quickly becomes apparent that while the main character Kyle may be a dreamwalker it is not something he understands or has control of and as ''all'' human characters outside of a single quickly eaten poacher are Native Americans and no others outside Kyle's grandfather have a hint of the trope it is ultimately averted.
18th Feb '18 12:09:46 PM darkemyst
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* It appears at first that ''Webcomic/TheDreamwalkerChronicles'' will play this trope straight but it quickly becomes apparent that while the main character may be a dreamwalker it is not something he understands or has control of and as ''all'' human characters outside of a single quickly eaten poacher are Native Americans and no others have a hint of the trope it is ultimately averted.
13th Feb '18 1:32:25 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* This trope is TruthInTelevision - sort of. The VisionQuest and medicine power are actual aspects of many Native American cultures and a standard rite of passage and near necessity for a warrior in the Plains tribes.
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13th Feb '18 12:37:26 PM suchar
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* [[Music/Venom]] 's song "Manitou"

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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-992 SCP-992 ("Gaia's Emissary")]]. SCP-992 is a male Australian Aborigine who claims to be 57-71 years old but hasn't aged in the 65 years that he's been contained by the Foundation. He appears to be able to control the weather and talk to plants.

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* [[Music/Venom]] 's song "Manitou"

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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-992 SCP-992 ("Gaia's Emissary")]]. SCP-992 is a male Australian Aborigine who claims to
"Manitou" invokes it heavily, especially the third stanza: "Mighty be 57-71 years the powers of the old but hasn't aged in medicine man... guardian of the 65 years that he's been contained by elder spirits, summoning the Foundation. He appears to be able to control the weather and talk to plants.storm..."


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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-992 SCP-992 ("Gaia's Emissary")]]. SCP-992 is a male Australian Aborigine who claims to be 57-71 years old but hasn't aged in the 65 years that he's been contained by the Foundation. He appears to be able to control the weather and talk to plants.
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