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27th Jul '17 9:08:40 PM Carraway
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* Averted by Vivica A Fox's FairyGodmother character Lucinda in "Film/EllaEnchanted". Not only does she [[BlessedWithSuck make the protagonist hyper obedient as a baby]], when she's called upon in the climax she only [[FromBadToWorse makes everything worse]]



* Averted by Vivica A Fox's FairyGodmother character Lucinda in "Film/EllaEnchanted". Not only does she [[BlessedWithSuck make the protagonist hyper obedient as a baby]], when she's called upon in the climax she only [[FromBadToWorse makes everything worse]]

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* Averted by Vivica A Fox's FairyGodmother character Lucinda in "Film/EllaEnchanted". Not only does she [[BlessedWithSuck make the protagonist hyper obedient as a baby]], when she's called upon in the climax she only [[FromBadToWorse makes everything worse]]
27th Jul '17 9:04:04 PM Carraway
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* Averted by Vivica A fox's FairyGodmother character Lucinda in "Film/EllaEnchanted". Not only does she [[BlessedWithSuck make the protagonist hyper obedient as a baby]], when she's called upon in the climax she only [[FromBadToWorse makes everything worse]]

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* Averted by Vivica A fox's Fox's FairyGodmother character Lucinda in "Film/EllaEnchanted". Not only does she [[BlessedWithSuck make the protagonist hyper obedient as a baby]], when she's called upon in the climax she only [[FromBadToWorse makes everything worse]]
27th Jul '17 9:03:35 PM Carraway
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* Averted by Vivica A fox's FairyGodmother character Lucinda in "Film/EllaEnchanted". Not only does she [[BlessedWithSuck make the protagonist hyper obedient]] when she's called upon in the climax she only [[FromBadToWorse makes everything worse]]

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* Averted by Vivica A fox's FairyGodmother character Lucinda in "Film/EllaEnchanted". Not only does she [[BlessedWithSuck make the protagonist hyper obedient]] obedient as a baby]], when she's called upon in the climax she only [[FromBadToWorse makes everything worse]]
27th Jul '17 9:02:52 PM Carraway
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* Averted by Vivica A fox's FairyGodmother character Lucinda in "Film/EllaEnchanted". Not only does she [[BlessedWithSuck make the protagonist hyper obedient]] when she's called upon in the climax she only [[FromBadToWorse makes everything worse]]
14th Jul '17 8:03:30 AM Mallard
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* Papa, the old steam engine from ''Theatre/StarlightExpress'', although he at least takes part in one race (and wins). In the original London cast, Rusty, the young steam engine under his tutelage, was also black, but later productions cast white actors as Rusty....

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* Papa, the old steam engine from ''Theatre/StarlightExpress'', although he at least takes part in one race (and wins). In the original London cast, Rusty, the young steam engine under his tutelage, was also black, but later productions cast white actors as Rusty....Rusty. Electra, the bisexual electric engine, is usually cast as black, but he is definitely not magical.
13th Jul '17 4:08:55 PM AndyLA
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* ''Film/TheGreenMile'' has a character who is simultaneously a MagicalNegro and TheRainman.

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* ''Film/TheGreenMile'' has a character played by the late Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan who is simultaneously a MagicalNegro and TheRainman.



* ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie'' has a parody of a Magical Negro in the "Wise Janitor"... played by Creator/MrT.

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* ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie'' has a parody of a Magical Negro in the "Wise Janitor"... played by Creator/MrT.Creator/MrT (shown above).



* Shaquille O'Neill in ''Film/{{Kazaam}}'', with plenty of UnfortunateImplications.

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* Shaquille O'Neill O'Neal in ''Film/{{Kazaam}}'', with plenty of UnfortunateImplications.
27th Jun '17 3:40:19 AM AmuckCricetine
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** In the Sylvester [=McCoy=] episode "Remembrance of the Daleks" the Doctor is helped out by a black man who serves tea in a cafe while inexplicably offering philosophical insights based on the enslavement of his ancestors.

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** In the Sylvester [=McCoy=] Creator/SylvesterMcCoy episode "Remembrance "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks Remembrance of the Daleks" Daleks]]" the Doctor is helped out by a black man who serves tea in a cafe while inexplicably offering philosophical insights based on the enslavement of his ancestors.



** Earl Sigma in the following story "The Happiness Patrol".
** Carmen from "Planet of the Dead", a psychic who only exists to amp up the dread with her predictions of death (particularly the Doctor's).

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** Earl Sigma in the following story "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E2TheHappinessPatrol The Happiness Patrol".
Patrol]]".
** Carmen from "Planet "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E15PlanetOfTheDead Planet of the Dead", Dead]]", a psychic who only exists to amp up the dread with her predictions of death (particularly the Doctor's).
18th Jun '17 4:37:04 AM GeekyBinka
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See also WhoopiEpiphanySpeech, BlackBestFriend, and {{Mammy}}. For a similar trope about women, see ManicPixieDreamGirl (as well as DisposableWoman and UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest); the MagicalGirlfriend may play a similar role for her love interest, but is not necessarily an example of this. For the gay version see MagicalQueer ([[TwoferTokenMinority who may also be black]]). The disabled version of this is InspirationallyDisadvantaged. When a non-minority character is portrayed this way, the character is usually a SidekickExMachina. Similar in vein to the MagicalNativeAmerican, though that trope tends to be more explicitly magical. Also similar to MagicalAsian, when an Asian character, often with supernatural abilities, fulfills a mentor role to a white character. Another related trope is WhiteMansBurden, where the plot is about an ordinary white person who befriends an underprivileged minority character.

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See also WhoopiEpiphanySpeech, BlackBestFriend, and {{Mammy}}. For a similar trope about women, see ManicPixieDreamGirl (as well as DisposableWoman and UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest); the MagicalGirlfriend may play a similar role for her love interest, but is not necessarily an example of this. For the gay version see MagicalQueer ([[TwoferTokenMinority who may also be black]]). The disabled version of this is InspirationallyDisadvantaged. When a non-minority character is portrayed this way, the character is usually a SidekickExMachina. Similar in vein to the MagicalNativeAmerican, though that trope tends to be more explicitly magical. Also similar to MagicalAsian, when an Asian character, often with supernatural abilities, fulfills a mentor role to a white character. Another related trope is WhiteMansBurden, where the plot is about an ordinary white person who befriends an underprivileged minority character.
9th Jun '17 9:55:27 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in an episode of ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' where Jameson Whitworth, a wealthy eccentric, comes to believe [[WillSmith Will]] is his good luck charm. He goes so far as to make his "Young homie" into his financial adviser, with the belief that Will has the supernatural ability to make him richer.

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* Parodied in an episode of ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' where Jameson Whitworth, a wealthy eccentric, comes to believe [[WillSmith [[Creator/WillSmith Will]] is his good luck charm. He goes so far as to make his "Young homie" into his financial adviser, with the belief that Will has the supernatural ability to make him richer.
8th Jun '17 6:39:34 PM DustSnitch
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->''"Hey, this is the MagicalNegro. Like in the movies, where the black character is just there to help the white guy on his journey. And he mainly speaks in folksy sayings. ĎI donít know much about'' blah blah.'' But a manís gotta have his ''blah.'Ē

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->''"Hey, this is the MagicalNegro.Magical Negro. Like in the movies, where the black character is just there to help the white guy on his journey. And he mainly speaks in folksy sayings. ĎI donít know much about'' blah blah.'' But a manís gotta have his ''blah.'Ē



* Uncle Remus from ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'' epitomizes this trope, a key reason why the movie isn't seen much today. Even the horrors of Jim Crow can't dampen his determination to be a cheerful mentor for the children.

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* Uncle Remus from ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'' ''Film/SongOfTheSouth'' epitomizes this trope, a key reason why the movie isn't seen much today. Even the horrors of Jim Crow can't dampen his determination to be a cheerful mentor for the children.
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