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28th Jul '16 1:22:55 AM erforce
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* Although each mummy they've encountered has had its own particular native guardians/jailkeepers who have been watching over it for centuries, only the white O'Connell family of ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy'' can actually destroy the mummies, even if the guardians are the ones who have made the means for doing so. This is true to just about all ''Mummy'' films, though the second one has the hero trained by the Middle Eastern guardians as a youth.

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* Although each mummy they've encountered has had its own particular native guardians/jailkeepers who have been watching over it for centuries, only the white O'Connell family of ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy'' can actually destroy the mummies, even if the guardians are the ones who have made the means for doing so. This is true to just about all ''Mummy'' films, though the [[Film/TheMummyReturns second one one]] has the hero trained by the Middle Eastern guardians as a youth.



* Referenced in a throwaway remark by Jack Sparrow in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'' while recounting his adventures, "And then they made me their chief!" We see the tribe he became chief of in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest''. However, this trope is subverted because even as the chief, Jack can't stop the natives from doing what they've already made up their minds to do, like keeping his crew imprisoned or [[spoiler:honoring Jack by having him ritually sacrificed and eaten.]] It's also worth noting that the throwaway line itself was a reference to ''TheFastShow'', which Johnny Depp was a big fan of.

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* Referenced in a throwaway remark by Jack Sparrow in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'' while recounting his adventures, "And then they made me their chief!" We see the tribe he became chief of in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest''. However, this trope is subverted because even as the chief, Jack can't stop the natives from doing what they've already made up their minds to do, like keeping his crew imprisoned or [[spoiler:honoring Jack by having him ritually sacrificed and eaten.]] It's also worth noting that the throwaway line itself was a reference to ''TheFastShow'', ''Series/TheFastShow'', which Johnny Depp was a big fan of.
20th Jul '16 11:26:55 AM HighCrate
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And of course [[{{Pun}} not to be confused]] with [[StockUnderwear Tighty Whitey]]. Mighty Yankee is a variation of Mighty Whitey, where usually an American rescues some hapless French or Germans or a US agent (CIA/FBI) who will crack a case in Europe where the local police had spectacularly failed to do so.

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And of course [[{{Pun}} not to be confused]] with [[StockUnderwear Tighty Whitey]]. Mighty Yankee is a variation of Mighty Whitey, where usually an American rescues some hapless French or Germans or a US agent (CIA/FBI) who will crack a case in Europe where the local police had spectacularly failed to do so.\n
20th Jul '16 11:10:13 AM Marcel
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And of course [[{{Pun}} not to be confused]] with [[StockUnderwear Tighty Whitey]].

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And of course [[{{Pun}} not to be confused]] with [[StockUnderwear Tighty Whitey]]. Mighty Yankee is a variation of Mighty Whitey, where usually an American rescues some hapless French or Germans or a US agent (CIA/FBI) who will crack a case in Europe where the local police had spectacularly failed to do so.
17th Jul '16 12:17:45 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/ChuckNorrisKarateKommandos'' plays the trope straight. The series is full of Asian martial artists, but the greatest of them all is... [[ChuckNorris guess who]]?

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* ''WesternAnimation/ChuckNorrisKarateKommandos'' plays the trope straight. The series is full of Asian martial artists, but the greatest of them all is... [[ChuckNorris [[Creator/ChuckNorris guess who]]?
7th Jul '16 6:22:33 PM Inertial_mass
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* Burroughs' ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' is an (white) Earth man who bests people of nearly every color on Mars. He even weds the Red Men's Princess.
** John Carter is a [[HeavyWorlder Heavyworlder]] on Mars.

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* Burroughs' ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' is an (white) Earth man who bests people of nearly every color on Mars. He even weds the Red Men's Princess.
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Princess, though John Carter is a [[HeavyWorlder Heavyworlder]] on Mars.Mars, not to mention an immortal man and trained soldier who fought in the Civil War.
7th Jul '16 11:10:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied in ''Film/BeverlyHillsNinja'' where Chris Farley's character is adopted by a tribe on ninja who think he'll be the prophesied Great White Ninja. As it turns out, Farley is a blundering klutz, who is far outmatched by his Japanese brother. Though they do end up playing it straight in the end.

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* Parodied in ''Film/BeverlyHillsNinja'' where Chris Farley's character is adopted by a tribe on ninja of ninjas who think he'll be the prophesied Great White Ninja. As it turns out, Farley is a blundering klutz, who is far outmatched by his Japanese brother. Though they do end up playing it straight in the end.
22nd Jun '16 7:14:48 PM Eagal
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* Subverted brutally in ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist''. Edward thinks he saved Lior, whose citizens are AmbiguouslyBrown in the 2003 anime (but white in [[RaceLift the original manga]]), after he exposes their religious leader as manipulating them. The homonculus kill Cornello and [[ShapeShifter Envy]] impersonates him which helps cause a violent civil war. When the soldiers come around they only make [[RapePillageAndBurn things worse]] and it becomes something of a parallel to the Ishval War. So basically Edward caused an entire town to go from prosperous to a war zone within months of him 'saving' it, which [[spoiler:also caused Rose, a girl he met there, to have a ChildByRape which also causes her to go from a MamaBear to a mute BrokenBird]].

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* Subverted brutally in ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist''. Edward thinks he saved Lior, whose citizens are AmbiguouslyBrown in the 2003 anime (but white in [[RaceLift the original manga]]), after he exposes their religious leader as manipulating them. The homonculus kill Cornello and [[ShapeShifter Envy]] impersonates him which helps cause a violent civil war. When the soldiers come around they only make [[RapePillageAndBurn things worse]] and it becomes something of a parallel to the Ishval War. So basically Edward caused an entire town to go from prosperous to a war zone within months of him 'saving' it, which [[spoiler:also caused Rose, a girl he met there, to have a ChildByRape which also causes her to go from a MamaBear to a mute BrokenBird]].
22nd Jun '16 7:14:21 PM Eagal
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* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' Played disappointingly straight in "Jeramiah Crichton". Stranded on a primitive planet populated by dark-skinned natives, John builds a number of labour-saving devices and is romanced by the chief's daughter.

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* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' Played disappointingly straight in has "Jeramiah Crichton". Stranded on a primitive planet populated by dark-skinned natives, John builds a number of labour-saving devices and is romanced by the chief's daughter.
22nd Jun '16 1:22:18 PM HighCrate
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* In ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', a semi-sentient [[GeniusLoci planet-sized organism]] called the Balmera has been taken over by TheEmpire and its inhabitants, the Balmerans, enslaved. The Balmerans can telepathically commune with the Balmera, allowing their entire species to communicate with one another across the entire planet; exceptional individuals are also shown to be able to directly ask the Balmera for help. When the Voltron Force shows up and resolves to free the enslaved natives, it turns out that off-worlder Princess Allura can not only commune with the Balmera as easily as Balmerans who've been doing it their entire lives, she can also perform a ritual restoring the injured planet's LifeForce. For extra bonus points, the ritual involves Allura being surrounded by a ring of Balmerans who prostrate themselves, presumably before the Balmera itself, but the imagery certainly makes it look as though they're bowing in worship of Allura.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', a semi-sentient [[GeniusLoci planet-sized organism]] called the Balmera has been taken over by TheEmpire and its inhabitants, the Balmerans, enslaved. The Balmerans can telepathically commune with the Balmera, allowing their entire species to communicate with one another across the entire planet; exceptional individuals are also shown to be able to directly ask the Balmera for help. When the Voltron Force shows up and resolves to free the enslaved natives, it turns out that off-worlder Princess Allura can not only commune with the Balmera as easily as Balmerans who've been doing it their entire lives, she can also perform a ritual restoring the injured planet's LifeForce. For extra bonus points, the ritual involves Allura being surrounded by a ring of Balmerans who prostrate themselves, presumably before the Balmera itself, but the imagery certainly makes it look as though they're bowing in worship of Allura.Allura.
22nd Jun '16 1:19:52 PM HighCrate
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* Double subverted by the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Hearts and Minds." It's set up to look like a Human, [[AffirmativeActionLegacy African-American]] GreenLantern is the only one who can stop Despero from oppressing his own people and conquering the galaxy, with some token help from the planets local LaResistance. [[spoiler:The planet is actually saved by a [[ComicBook/MartianManhunter green, shape shifting Martian]] who makes empathic contact with the SentientPhlebotinum and helps to cut off Despero's power at the source.]]

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* Double subverted by the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Hearts and Minds." It's set up to look like a Human, human [[AffirmativeActionLegacy African-American]] GreenLantern is the only one who can stop Despero from oppressing his own people and conquering the galaxy, with some token help from the planets local LaResistance. [[spoiler:The planet is actually saved by a [[ComicBook/MartianManhunter green, shape shifting Martian]] who makes empathic contact with the SentientPhlebotinum and helps to cut off Despero's power at the source.]]


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* In ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', a semi-sentient [[GeniusLoci planet-sized organism]] called the Balmera has been taken over by TheEmpire and its inhabitants, the Balmerans, enslaved. The Balmerans can telepathically commune with the Balmera, allowing their entire species to communicate with one another across the entire planet; exceptional individuals are also shown to be able to directly ask the Balmera for help. When the Voltron Force shows up and resolves to free the enslaved natives, it turns out that off-worlder Princess Allura can not only commune with the Balmera as easily as Balmerans who've been doing it their entire lives, she can also perform a ritual restoring the injured planet's LifeForce. For extra bonus points, the ritual involves Allura being surrounded by a ring of Balmerans who prostrate themselves, presumably before the Balmera itself, but the imagery certainly makes it look as though they're bowing in worship of Allura.
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