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16th Aug '16 12:46:35 PM SteveMB
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The noble bigot prides himself - and it usually ''is'' a man, since women are commonly stereotyped as being "nicer" and more sensitive - on doing the right thing, making sure that those in need are taken care of, yet in the same instance has no qualms with labeling those different from himself with [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain unreasonably prejudiced terms]] or [[YouAreACreditToYourRace backhanded compliments]]. Although the noble bigot basically wallows in his own {{jerkass}} nature, he's on the side of good as well. His bigotry might even be motivated by a misguided desire to be good and "loyal" rather than a CategoryTraitor. Other characters either are constantly revolted by his nature, or brush it off as it just being in his nature, in the hope that others will get used to it. It may or may not prove to be PretendPrejudice.

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The noble bigot prides himself - and it usually ''is'' a man, since women are commonly stereotyped as being "nicer" and more sensitive - on doing the right thing, making sure that those in need are taken care of, yet in the same instance has no qualms with labeling those different from himself with [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain unreasonably prejudiced terms]] or [[YouAreACreditToYourRace backhanded compliments]]. Although the noble bigot basically wallows in his own {{jerkass}} nature, he's on the side of good as well. His bigotry might even be motivated by a misguided desire to be good and "loyal" rather than a CategoryTraitor.CategoryTraitor -- he considers himself to be superior, and superior people are supposed to be polite and honorable. Other characters either are constantly revolted by his nature, or brush it off as it just being in his nature, in the hope that others will get used to it. It may or may not prove to be PretendPrejudice.
12th Jul '16 10:02:58 AM tromag
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* ''Series/{{House}}'': Gregory House: He's bigoted toward ''everyone'' but he will do whatever it takes to save their life from whatever disease is killing them. Four or more ethnic subtypes have worked for him and he mocks them equally. It's lampshaded in one episode after he fails to ruffle Cameron's feathers; she tells him that he's "a misanthrope, not a misogynist." Other times he makes racist and sexist comments [[ItAmusedMe because he likes to annoy people]].

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* ''Series/{{House}}'': Gregory House: He's bigoted toward ''everyone'' but he will do whatever it takes to save their life from whatever disease is killing them. Four or more ethnic subtypes have worked for him and Possibly a subversion, since he pretty much mocks them equally.everyone's race, religion and sexual orientation, and it's pretty clear he's doing it to annoy them, rather than out of genuine prejudice. It's lampshaded in one episode after he fails to ruffle Cameron's feathers; she tells him that he's "a misanthrope, not a misogynist." Other times he makes racist and sexist comments [[ItAmusedMe because he likes to annoy people]].
26th Jun '16 9:28:15 AM AFreakyDude
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See also NobleBigotWithABadge and BoomerangBigot. Compare GoodIsNotNice. May overlap with WickedCultured or FairForItsDay. May come off as AffablyEvil (or even FauxAffablyEvil) to the targets of his prejudice. Compare HatesEveryoneEqually, which describes a person who is not bigoted against anyone ''in particular''.

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May also overlap with TragicBigot.See also NobleBigotWithABadge and BoomerangBigot. Compare GoodIsNotNice. May overlap with WickedCultured or FairForItsDay. May come off as AffablyEvil (or even FauxAffablyEvil) to the targets of his prejudice. Compare HatesEveryoneEqually, which describes a person who is not bigoted against anyone ''in particular''.
16th Jun '16 6:43:12 AM NozzDogg
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* ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' makes it explicitly clear that all player characters are meant to be heroes, however, there is the Bigot negative trait, which gives negatives when interacting with people the character would look down on. [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]], however, as the designers also make it clear that if a player has this trait the games master should require them to buy it off as soon as possible, to represent their character growing into a better person.
12th Jun '16 11:49:05 AM DoctorTItanX
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This character will almost always [[HeelFaceTurn be totally redeemed in the end]] - and even if he isn't, it will still be acknowledged that he has his good qualities. Sometimes he is as sympathetic as such a character can be, only holding on to his prejudices due to a FreudianExcuse (his parents taught him to be this way, or he was once wronged by a member of the group he now despises). A distinct but closely related trope is the InnocentBigot, who honestly thinks he is ''not'' prejudiced due to ValuesDissonance, and is thus ignorant rather than a {{Jerkass}}.

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This character will almost always [[HeelFaceTurn be totally redeemed in the end]] - and even if he isn't, it will still be acknowledged that he has his good qualities. Sometimes Sometimes, he is as sympathetic as such a character can be, only holding on to his prejudices due to a FreudianExcuse (his parents taught him to be this way, or he was once wronged by a member of the group he now despises). A distinct but closely related trope is the InnocentBigot, who honestly thinks he is ''not'' prejudiced due to ValuesDissonance, and is thus ignorant unaware rather than a {{Jerkass}}.
31st May '16 2:36:28 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'': [[spoiler: Town embarrassment, [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy the Apache Tracker]],]] turns out to be this in the end. Deconstructed, as while everyone acknowledges his heroic actions, he's still considered a racist jerk.

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* ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'': [[spoiler: Town embarrassment, [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy the Apache Tracker]],]] turns out to be this in the end. Deconstructed, as while everyone acknowledges his heroic actions, he's still considered a racist an offensive jerk.
31st May '16 9:06:13 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Archie Bunker from ''Series/AllInTheFamily''. (Based on an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alf_Garnett ignoble bigot]].) This comes to a head in an episode where he meets the KKK.

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* Archie Bunker from ''Series/AllInTheFamily''. (Based on an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alf_Garnett ignoble bigot]].) This comes ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' is a decent man at heart who clings to a head outdated ideas and prejudices. A big part of the show is Archie's family showing him the errors of his ways. The difference between Archie and ''real'' bigots is especially evident in an episode where he meets the KKK.
31st May '16 9:01:07 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Dirty Steve from ''Film/YoungGuns''. He constantly harasses Chavez calling him a greaser and using Navaho as an insult, but in the final shootout he rides back to save Chavez getting himself killed instead. ( This also subverts the common, no longer racism because I was saved by a minority.)

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* Dirty Steve from ''Film/YoungGuns''. He constantly harasses Chavez calling him a greaser and using Navaho as an insult, but in the final shootout he rides back to save Chavez getting himself killed instead. ( This also subverts the common, no longer racism because I was saved by a minority.)
31st May '16 8:59:55 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/AllTheWay'' has Lyndon B. Johnson portrayed this way, dropping casual N-bombs in private while fighting tooth and nail to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964. By contrast, Richard Russell, Jr. is shown to be repeatedly NiceToTheWaiter when around black service personnel, but fighting desegregation at every turn.
30th May '16 7:40:51 AM TheUnknownUploader
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** Harry, the Gryffindors, and the other Houses could be considered this, given their attitude about [[AmbitionIsEvil Slytherin House]].
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