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11th Sep '16 7:32:46 PM PaulA
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* Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Hidden Empire'' spends pretty much 70% of its length dealing with well-meaning white Americans saving Africa from itself. There's even a scene where the male lead has to instruct Nigerian natives on how to treat an aggressive strain of cholera, which you'd think they'd know all about.

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* Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Hidden Empire'' ''Literature/HiddenEmpire'' spends pretty much 70% of its length dealing with well-meaning white Americans saving Africa from itself. There's even a scene where the male lead has to instruct Nigerian natives on how to treat an aggressive strain of cholera, which you'd think they'd know all about.
9th Sep '16 9:53:17 AM Morgenthaler
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** First, there is the BigBad Caesar, who formed the Legion by taking over a tribe and leading them to conquest over other tribes, assimilating them into the warrior culture Caesar was creating based on TheRomanEmpire, erasing the tribal identities of his followers and replacing it with loyalty to him, the Legion, and the ideals he believes in. The result is a society based on violence, brutality, slavery, rape and control, only acting as "civilization" in the sense of an organized force overseeing the people.

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** First, there is the BigBad Caesar, who formed the Legion by taking over a tribe and leading them to conquest over other tribes, assimilating them into the warrior culture Caesar was creating based on TheRomanEmpire, UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire, erasing the tribal identities of his followers and replacing it with loyalty to him, the Legion, and the ideals he believes in. The result is a society based on violence, brutality, slavery, rape and control, only acting as "civilization" in the sense of an organized force overseeing the people.
5th Sep '16 10:37:29 AM Ohio9
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* The protagonist of ''VideoGame/FarCry3'' is a rich, entitled white guy who stumbles into the midst of the Rakyat tribe after escaping his captors. He's promptly given his own set of sacred Rakyat tattoos for no particular reason and proceeds to more or less single-handedly liberate the tribe from the pirates oppressing it - a feat the entire tribe apparently wasn't able to muster.

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* The protagonist of ''VideoGame/FarCry3'' is a rich, entitled white guy without any combat training or experience who stumbles into the midst of the Rakyat tribe after escaping his captors. He's promptly given his own set of sacred Rakyat tattoos for no particular reason and proceeds to more or less single-handedly liberate the tribe from the pirates oppressing it - a feat the entire tribe apparently wasn't able to muster.
4th Sep '16 8:54:22 PM PaulA
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* Lord Greystoke, AKA ''Literature/{{Tarzan}}'', was shown in the original books to be far better suited to life in the African wilds than any of the black natives. The original books explicitly said that his European [[BlueBlood noble ancestry]] (and not being raised by apes) is what allowed him to shine. Eugenics was a popular topic at the time. However, Burroughs seemed to be more interested aristocratic blood than racial blood, considering his characterizations of lower class whites and upper class blacks.
* 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, though John Carter is a [[HeavyWorlder Heavyworlder]] on Mars, not to mention an immortal man and trained soldier who fought in the Civil War.
* And then, just to complete the Edgar Rice Burroughs set, there's ''Literature/{{Pellucidar}}'':
** We start with David Innes and Abner Perry using SCIENCE! to overthrow the reptilian overlords and free the humanoid natives, culminating in David being crowned emperor.
** When David is lost through Pellucidar again, captured and made a slave, the chief's daughter wants him...
---> '''Chief''': You can't marry a white man! It is beneath you!
---> '''David''': How interesting! In my world, it is the white people who are superior.

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* Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs:
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Lord Greystoke, AKA ''Literature/{{Tarzan}}'', was shown in the original books to be far better suited to life in the African wilds than any of the black natives. The original books explicitly said that his European [[BlueBlood noble ancestry]] (and not being raised by apes) is what allowed him to shine. Eugenics was a popular topic at the time. However, Burroughs seemed to be more interested aristocratic blood than racial blood, considering his characterizations of lower class whites and upper class blacks.
* 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, though John Carter is a [[HeavyWorlder Heavyworlder]] on Mars, not to mention an immortal man and trained soldier who fought in the Civil War.
* And then, just to complete ** Similarly, the Edgar Rice Burroughs set, there's ''Literature/{{Pellucidar}}'':
''Literature/{{Amtor}}'' series features a white Earth man thriving on Venus, among {{Human Alien}}s described as resembling humans from the Middle East.
** We start with In the ''Literature/{{Pellucidar}}'' series, David Innes and Abner Perry using use SCIENCE! to overthrow the reptilian overlords and free the humanoid natives, culminating in David being crowned emperor.
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emperor. When David is lost through Pellucidar again, captured and made a slave, the chief's daughter wants him...
---> '''Chief''': --->'''Chief:''' You can't marry a white man! It is beneath you!
---> '''David''':
you!\\
'''David:'''
How interesting! In my world, it is the white people who are superior.
4th Sep '16 10:31:06 AM Mario1995
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** A more clear subversion with Bryan Turner, the head of N.W.A.'s label, Priority Records. He tries to withhold royalties from Ice Cube for his album, ''AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted''. [[FreakOut It doesn't go so well]] [[RageBreakingPoint for Turner]].

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** A more clear subversion with Bryan Turner, the head of N.W.A.'s label, Priority Records. He tries to withhold royalties from Ice Cube for his album, ''AmeriKKKa's ''[=AmeriKKKa=]'s Most Wanted''. [[FreakOut It doesn't go so well]] [[RageBreakingPoint for Turner]].
4th Sep '16 10:30:18 AM Mario1995
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** A more clear subversion with Bryan Turner, the head of N.W.A.'s label, Priority Records. He tries to withhold royalties from Ice Cube for his first two solo albums. [[FreakOut It doesn't go so well]] [[RageBreakingPoint for Turner]].

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** A more clear subversion with Bryan Turner, the head of N.W.A.'s label, Priority Records. He tries to withhold royalties from Ice Cube for his first two solo albums.album, ''AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted''. [[FreakOut It doesn't go so well]] [[RageBreakingPoint for Turner]].
4th Sep '16 10:26:49 AM Mario1995
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** A more clear subversion with Bryan Turner, the head of N.W.A.'s label, Priority Records. He tries to withhold royalties from Ice Cube for his first two solo albums. [[BeserkButton It doesn't go so well]] [[RageBreakingPoint for Turner]].

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** A more clear subversion with Bryan Turner, the head of N.W.A.'s label, Priority Records. He tries to withhold royalties from Ice Cube for his first two solo albums. [[BeserkButton [[FreakOut It doesn't go so well]] [[RageBreakingPoint for Turner]].
4th Sep '16 10:26:09 AM Mario1995
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* ''Film/StraightOuttaCompton'' ends up subverting this trope twice, and in a unique way.
** Jerry Heller, N.W.A.'s manager, seems like he's honest in helping the trio become household names. He even defends the group when they're harassed by the police during recording sessions. However, once they become a national sensation, Heller resorts to dirty tactics to rip the band apart, by giving Eazy E more money and favoritism than his fellow bandmates, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre. [[spoiler:Heller's deception backfires on him when Eazy E discovers Heller's been stealing money, causing him to find out about the deceit. Eazy E doesn't take his supposed plea for forgiveness seriously and terminates him.]]
** A more clear subversion with Bryan Turner, the head of N.W.A.'s label, Priority Records. He tries to withhold royalties from Ice Cube for his first two solo albums. [[BeserkButton It doesn't go so well]] [[RageBreakingPoint for Turner]].
30th Aug '16 11:35:46 AM TheBigBopper
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* ''Film/ShanghaiNoon'': Chong Wang (played by Creator/JackieChan), a Chinese palace guard from the Forbidden City, travels to Wild West Nevada to rescue Imperial Princess Pei Pei. Although a FishOutOfWater in the western setting, his superior fighting skills impress a Native American chief who tricks him into marrying his daughter, Falling Leaves. Chong subsequently teams up with outlaw Roy O'Bannon (played by Owen Wilson) and gains notoriety as the "Shanghai Kid" on a WantedPoster without even trying, causing Roy to gripe that the bounty on Chong's head is already bigger than his even though he's been committing crimes for years.
10th Aug '16 9:19:12 PM PaulA
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* Subverted in James Clavell's ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]''. While John Blackthorne does eventually integrate into Japanese society, he has a lot of difficulty learning the new ways, becomes only moderately competent, does not impress people, and is usually irrelevant, except as a SpannerInTheWorks who unwittingly [[GambitPileup derails everybody's schemes]], save for [[MagnificentBastard Toranaga]], [[UnwittingPawn who plays him]] like a fiddle.

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* Subverted in James Clavell's ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]''.''Literature/{{Shogun}}''. While John Blackthorne does eventually integrate into Japanese society, he has a lot of difficulty learning the new ways, becomes only moderately competent, does not impress people, and is usually irrelevant, except as a SpannerInTheWorks who unwittingly [[GambitPileup derails everybody's schemes]], save for [[MagnificentBastard Toranaga]], [[UnwittingPawn who plays him]] like a fiddle.
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