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7th Jul '17 4:13:44 PM Delphi
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* Mentioned frequently in the (now defunct) webcomic ''Single Asian Female.'' The titular protagonist often has to block white men from trying to date her. Asian characters who date white men are portrayed as naive and shallow. Given the author's strong belief that Asian women should date Asian men, it all comes across with a serious dose of WriterOnBoard.

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* Mentioned frequently in the (now defunct) webcomic ''Single Asian Female.'' The titular protagonist often has to block white men from trying to date her. Asian characters who date white men are portrayed as naive and shallow.shallow, while white men who date Asian women are portrayed as creepy, racist fetishists. Given the author's strong belief that Asian women should date Asian men, it all comes across with a serious dose of WriterOnBoard.
25th Jun '17 11:18:41 AM nombretomado
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%% * {{Gender inverted|Trope}} in ''Bridge to the Sun'', based [[RealLife on the autobiographic novel]] of the same name. Gwendolyn "Gwen" Harold (Carol Baker) marries the Japanese diplomat Hidenari "Terry" Terasaki (James Shigeta)... some years before WorldWarTwo. [[BreakTheCutie Needless to say]], it does not end well for them.

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%% * {{Gender inverted|Trope}} in ''Bridge to the Sun'', based [[RealLife on the autobiographic novel]] of the same name. Gwendolyn "Gwen" Harold (Carol Baker) marries the Japanese diplomat Hidenari "Terry" Terasaki (James Shigeta)... some years before WorldWarTwo.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. [[BreakTheCutie Needless to say]], it does not end well for them.
20th Jun '17 8:11:50 PM PrincessGwen
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* Sorta invoked in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. The people from the Chon'sin country are pretty much Feudal Japanese By Any Other Name, and two characters from that land [[spoiler: (actually three, but Say'ri's brother Yen'fay can only be recruited via Spot-Pass)]] can be brought into the party: MasterSwordsman Lon'qu and LadyOfWar Say'ri. The female Avatar marry Lon'qu [[spoiler: or Yen'fay]]; the Malee Avatar can marry Say'ri.

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* Sorta invoked in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. The people from the Chon'sin country are pretty much Feudal Japanese By Any Other Name, and two characters from that land [[spoiler: (actually three, but Say'ri's brother Yen'fay can only be recruited via Spot-Pass)]] can be brought into the party: MasterSwordsman Lon'qu and LadyOfWar Say'ri. The female Avatar marry Lon'qu [[spoiler: or Yen'fay]]; the Malee Male Avatar can marry Say'ri.



** Further toyed with in [[spoiler: the GoldenPath known as ''Revelations'', where the Avatar and his/her group go into hiding with '''both''' Hoshidan and Nohrian armies after them. As both groups mingle under the leadership of [[AllLovingHero the Avatar]], each army member of either gender adds two prospect love interests from the opposite group to his/her pool of prospect spouses, and again more than one cross-cultural romantic support will include discussions of the differences and similarities between Nohr and Hoshido, and won't necessarily abide by the "advantage/disadvantage" stereotypes: i.e both [[LadyOfWar Oboro]] and [[GentleGiant Benny]] like making good luck charms, and their A support has them discussing the differences of Hoshidan charms and Nohrian ones, with him making a Nohrian charm for her and her returning the favoer.]]

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** Further toyed with in [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the GoldenPath known as ''Revelations'', ''Revelation'', where the Avatar and his/her group go into hiding with '''both''' Hoshidan and Nohrian armies after them. As both groups mingle under the leadership of [[AllLovingHero the Avatar]], each army member of either gender adds two prospect love interests from the opposite group to his/her pool of prospect spouses, and again more than one cross-cultural romantic support will include discussions of the differences and similarities between Nohr and Hoshido, and won't necessarily abide by the "advantage/disadvantage" stereotypes: i.e both [[LadyOfWar Oboro]] and [[GentleGiant Benny]] like making good luck charms, and their A support has them discussing the differences of Hoshidan charms and Nohrian ones, with him making a Nohrian charm for her and her returning the favoer.favor.]]
6th Jun '17 9:09:56 AM rafi
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* Prior to the ContinuityReboot in 2011, we have [[Franchise/TheFlash Wally West]] and [[InterpidReporter Linda Park]]. However at the start, they were at odds at each other due Linda criticizing the Flash for the collateral damage. Then, they got married and had twins. Linda averts the stereotypical Asian submissive love interest because she has spunk and at one storyline, goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge when she watched Wally died in the hands of Kobra and requested Pied Piper to build weapons so she can put lead on Kobra despite not having any superpowers.

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* ''Franchise/TheFlash'': Prior to the ContinuityReboot in 2011, New 52, we have [[Franchise/TheFlash Wally West]] West and [[InterpidReporter [[IntrepidReporter Linda Park]]. However at the start, they were at odds at each other due Linda criticizing the Flash for the collateral damage. Then, they got married and had twins. Linda averts the stereotypical Asian submissive love interest because she has spunk and at one storyline, goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge when she watched Wally died in the hands of Kobra and requested Pied Piper to build weapons so she can put lead on Kobra despite not having any superpowers.
27th May '17 12:10:59 PM nombretomado
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* Played with in ''Film/ForrestGump'': at the end, Lieutenant Dan arrives at Forrest and Jenny's wedding with "new legs" and his fiancée, an Asian woman, suggesting he's beginning to get past his resentment and [[ShellShockedVeteran PTSD]] about the VietnamWar.

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* Played with in ''Film/ForrestGump'': at the end, Lieutenant Dan arrives at Forrest and Jenny's wedding with "new legs" and his fiancée, an Asian woman, suggesting he's beginning to get past his resentment and [[ShellShockedVeteran PTSD]] about the VietnamWar.UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar.



* In ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'', Frank Jackson, one of the uptime miners, came back from the VietnamWar with a wife.

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* In ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'', Frank Jackson, one of the uptime miners, came back from the VietnamWar UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar with a wife.



* One of Music/BonJovi's two music videos for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiBEm8p_Paw "This Ain't a Love Song"]] tells [[TearJerker the tragic]] [[StarCrossedLovers love story]] of an American IntrepidReporter and a Vietnamese girl during the VietnamWar. [[spoiler: More than 20 years later, he returns to Vietnam and manages to find his lost love. And their daughter, [[IdenticalGrandson who looks a LOT like her mom when she was young]]. EarnYourHappyEnding with your Asian family, I guess?]]

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* One of Music/BonJovi's two music videos for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiBEm8p_Paw "This Ain't a Love Song"]] tells [[TearJerker the tragic]] [[StarCrossedLovers love story]] of an American IntrepidReporter and a Vietnamese girl during the VietnamWar.UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. [[spoiler: More than 20 years later, he returns to Vietnam and manages to find his lost love. And their daughter, [[IdenticalGrandson who looks a LOT like her mom when she was young]]. EarnYourHappyEnding with your Asian family, I guess?]]



* Played straight in ''Theatre/MissSaigon'' (which is ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'' [[SettingUpdate in the]] [[TheVietnamWar Vietnam War]]!). Sure, Chris is a decent person (certainly far better than Pinkerton), but that still doesn't change the fact that he's a white person sweeping a Vietnamese girl off her feet the moment he meets her. Is it any ''wonder'' that Thuy's so upset? The producers apparently went to great pains to make him a {{Jerkass}}[[note]]Seriously, was the threatened infanticide really necessary? Declaring his intent to kill Tam also made him TooDumbToLive in a sense - seriously, you do ''not'' [[EatsBabies make death threats to a child]] [[MamaBear in the presence of his mother]] [[BerserkButton if you value your life...]][[/note]], and he ''still'' garners some sympathy for being on the wrong side of this trope.

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* Played straight in ''Theatre/MissSaigon'' (which is ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'' [[SettingUpdate in the]] [[TheVietnamWar [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam War]]!). Sure, Chris is a decent person (certainly far better than Pinkerton), but that still doesn't change the fact that he's a white person sweeping a Vietnamese girl off her feet the moment he meets her. Is it any ''wonder'' that Thuy's so upset? The producers apparently went to great pains to make him a {{Jerkass}}[[note]]Seriously, was the threatened infanticide really necessary? Declaring his intent to kill Tam also made him TooDumbToLive in a sense - seriously, you do ''not'' [[EatsBabies make death threats to a child]] [[MamaBear in the presence of his mother]] [[BerserkButton if you value your life...]][[/note]], and he ''still'' garners some sympathy for being on the wrong side of this trope.
13th May '17 10:56:08 AM nombretomado
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* Fah Lo Suee, daughter of FuManchu, falls in love with Sir Denis Nayland Smith and [[HighHeelFaceTurn betrays her father]] for him.

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* Fah Lo Suee, daughter of FuManchu, Literature/FuManchu, falls in love with Sir Denis Nayland Smith and [[HighHeelFaceTurn betrays her father]] for him.
13th May '17 9:55:54 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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%% This specifically documents incidents of MightyWhitey, and no longer accepts any instance of mixed dating.

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%% This specifically documents incidents of MightyWhitey, MightyWhitey and no longer accepts any instance of mixed dating.excepts no applicable 'mixed' pairings.
13th May '17 9:52:52 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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%% This specifically documents incidents of MightyWhitey

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%% This specifically documents incidents of MightyWhiteyMightyWhitey, and no longer accepts any instance of mixed dating.



* Inverted when it came to Wrestling/YoshihiroTajiri and Wrestling/TorrieWilson. Tajiri wore the pants in the relationship, both literally and figuratively and became increasingly jealous and controlling of Wilson as it went on, forcing her to dress how she wanted and dressing her down for not loving him as a way to take out his frustrations on losing matches. Torrie, for her part, just took it, simply shaking her head when Tajiri questioned her loyalties.
* Jade Chung with Wrestling/RoderickStrong and Wrestling/AJStyles, as a result of the former sticking up for and ultimately saving her from her old boss, the nefarious Prince Nana and his "crown jewel" Jimmy Rave, who literally walked all over her. In time Chung would develop as much fortitude as a pro wrestling manager can get away with having, even returning the favor to Rave.
%% * Wrestling/DanielBryan spurned the advances of the Bella Twins (Latinas) in favour of Asian-Canadian Wrestling/GailKim. This doesn't pop up as much in WWE as you might think given that they love pairing Superstars and Divas as couples. The main reason is Gail Kim has been the only Asian diva on the roster for years. She was the only Asian diva in her first run back in 2003/2004 and is also again now since 2009.

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* Inverted when it came to Wrestling/YoshihiroTajiri and Wrestling/TorrieWilson. Tajiri wore the pants in the relationship, both literally and figuratively and became increasingly jealous and controlling of Wilson as it went on, forcing her to dress how she he wanted and dressing her down for not loving him as a way to take out his frustrations on losing matches. Torrie, for her part, just took it, simply shaking her head when Tajiri questioned her loyalties.
* Jade Chung with Wrestling/RoderickStrong and Wrestling/AJStyles, as a result of the former sticking up for and ultimately saving her from her old boss, the nefarious Prince Nana Nana, and his "crown jewel" Jimmy Rave, who literally walked all over her. In time Chung would develop as much fortitude as a pro wrestling manager can get away with having, even returning the favor to Rave.
%% * Wrestling/DanielBryan spurned the advances of the Bella Twins (Latinas) in favour of Asian-Canadian Wrestling/GailKim. This doesn't pop up as much in WWE as you might think given that they love pairing Superstars and Divas as couples. The main reason is Gail Kim has been the only Asian diva on the roster for years. She was the only Asian diva in her first run back in 2003/2004 and is also again now since 2009.
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28th Apr '17 7:54:56 AM erforce
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%% * DolphLundgren and Tia Carrere in ''Showdown in Little Tokyo''.

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%% * DolphLundgren Creator/DolphLundgren and Tia Carrere in ''Showdown in Little Tokyo''.''Film/ShowdownInLittleTokyo''.
22nd Apr '17 7:59:47 AM PillarGeneral8
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* This was a common theme in 19th-century colonial fiction. Young white man comes to colonial state, has torrid affair with local exotic beauty, but in the end returns back to Western "civilization", marrying a "proper" white woman. In addition to ''Madame Butterfly'', opera also had ''Theatre/Lakmé'', the same story set in India.

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* This was a common theme in 19th-century colonial fiction. Young white man comes to colonial state, has torrid affair with local exotic beauty, but in the end returns back to Western "civilization", marrying a "proper" white woman. In addition to ''Madame Butterfly'', opera also had ''Theatre/Lakmé'', ''Lakmé'', the same story set in India.
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