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17th Jan '16 8:02:37 PM nombretomado
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* The character M3 Green, from ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'', was an overly cautious coward. His race features in the StarfleetCorpsOfEngineers novels, having been named the Nasat, and their hat is indeed "being overly cautious". However, the lead Nasat character, P8 Blue, is a straight-forward case of MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch, as she loves shaking things up and taking risks.

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* The character M3 Green, from ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'', was an overly cautious coward. His race features in the StarfleetCorpsOfEngineers Literature/StarfleetCorpsOfEngineers novels, having been named the Nasat, and their hat is indeed "being overly cautious". However, the lead Nasat character, P8 Blue, is a straight-forward case of MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch, as she loves shaking things up and taking risks.
16th Nov '15 9:24:36 PM dodoria
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* ''Film/Predator'' is about a visiting alien who [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame hunts people]]. So naturally, the series is about an alien species that hunts people. There's also a [[Franchise/AlienVsPredator series of crossovers]] that imagines how they would interact with Xenomorphs; apparently, they hunt them too.

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* ''Film/Predator'' ''Predator'' is about a visiting alien who [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame hunts people]]. So naturally, the series is about an alien species that hunts people. There's also a [[Franchise/AlienVsPredator series of crossovers]] that imagines how they would interact with Xenomorphs; apparently, they hunt them too.
16th Nov '15 9:23:12 PM dodoria
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* ''Film/Predator'' is about a visiting alien who [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame hunts people]]. So naturally, the series is about an alien species that hunts people. There's also a [[Franchise/AlienVsPredator series of crossovers]] that imagines how they would interact with Xenomorphs; apparently, they hunt them too.
5th Nov '15 1:33:53 PM HighCrate
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* In the Ronald [=McDonald=] cartoon movies, Grimace travels to the island of his people, the Grimaces.

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* %%* In the Ronald [=McDonald=] cartoon movies, Grimace travels to the island of his people, the Grimaces.



** The Nibblonians take Nibbler's defining characteristic (that he's an ExtremeOmnivore who consumes things much larger than him) and make it one of the fundemental concepts of their culture. Let the Feast of a Thousand Hams begin!

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** The Nibblonians take Nibbler's defining characteristic (that he's an ExtremeOmnivore who consumes things much larger than him) and make it one of the fundemental fundamental concepts of their culture. Let the Feast of a Thousand Hams begin!
3rd Nov '15 3:52:51 PM Plactus
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* Every member of Yoda's species listed on Wookieepedia is a Jedi, and most of them are Masters. Not all of them are {{Strange Syntax Speaker}}s like Yoda, though.
17th Jul '15 7:23:36 PM thatother1dude
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* Subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "Plankton's Army": Plankton calls in his entire extend family for aid, expecting each to be an EvilGenius like him. Instead he walks out to an endless mass of {{Country Cousin}}s.
-->'''Plankton:''' [[StrangerInAFamiliarLand I've been away from home for longer than I thought.]]
6th Jul '15 9:58:12 AM nombretomado
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* On the ''LoisAndClark'' show, Clark decided to wait for marriage. A cute gesture? When the New Kryptonians show up, they tell him it's a racial quirk.

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* On the ''LoisAndClark'' ''Series/LoisAndClark'' show, Clark decided to wait for marriage. A cute gesture? When the New Kryptonians show up, they tell him it's a racial quirk.
22nd Jun '15 4:14:35 AM Extraintrovert
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This SubTrope of PlanetOfHats is known as PlanetOfCopyhats.



If the culture is conceived from the start as having some specific distinguishing trait, and then characters are presented as specific examples of that culture, that's a standard PlanetOfHats. See also AKindOfOne for cases where there's some ambiguity concerning whether the quirky character is just a character who is quirky or a perfectly average specimen of a quirky species.

Bonus points if it isn't even established until later on that an individual is part of [[AKindOfOne some broader "race"]] as opposed to some unique entity.

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If the culture is conceived from the start as having some specific distinguishing trait, and then characters are presented as specific examples of that culture, that's a standard PlanetOfHats. See also AKindOfOne for cases where there's some ambiguity concerning whether the quirky character is just a character who is quirky or a perfectly average specimen of a quirky species.

species. Bonus points if it isn't even established until later on that an individual is part of [[AKindOfOne some broader "race"]] "race" as opposed to some unique entity.




* The old Recap/StarWarsExpandedUniverse used this ''aggressively''. With only three movies worth of content to start off with, writers had to create entire races based on minor extras that happened to have unique make-up.
** The most {{Egregious}} example? The Bothans. Their only appearance in the movies is Mon Mothma's line in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'': "Many Bothans died to bring us this information." From that ''single, offhand mention'', EU writers whipped up an ''entire species whose entire society is based around spying and espionage''.
** ''Franchise/StarWars'' has another {{Egregious}} example in Corellians, which is Han Solo's home culture. During the scene in the asteroid field in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', Han says "NeverTellMeTheOdds", and from this some EU writer extrapolated that all Corellians hate statistics with a passion.
** Ben Kenobi wears nondescript desert robes in ''Film/ANewHope''; in the prequels, this becomes the Jedi uniform (great way to hide out, Ben).
*** This is less of an example, since simple robes fit the Jedi lifestyle of few material possessions and practicality, while they also protect Tatooine-dwellers from sun, heat, and sand.
** Jabba the Hutt was a crime boss, so the Hutts became an ''entire species'' of crime bosses.
** Twi'leks:
*** The females are all [[BeautifulSlaveGirl Beautiful Slave Girls]] because of Oola from ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.
*** Males are all criminals because of Bib Fortuna, Jabba's majordomo. Also created the dichotomy that while Female Twi'leks tend to be more seductive and beautiful, male ones tend to be rather ugly. Especially if they are evil.
*** The fact that Bib Fortuna fell victim to Luke's mind trick (nothing to be ashamed of, because at this point Luke is quite powerful) has many things classify Twi'leks as being WeakWilled, due to Obi-wan's earlier line about it working better on the feeble minded.
*** Then the ''ComicBook/XWingSeries'' comes along and turns it inside-out. Nawara Ven of Rogue Squadron started as a [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch defense attorney]] rather than a criminal. And ''The Krytos Trap'' reveals that the Twi'leks have a little-known [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy warrior subculture]] that understandably doesn't appreciate the stereotype given them by the galaxy at large. That said one of those same warriors ''is'' brainwashed by Zsinj in ''Solo Command'' - maybe Twi'lek's, regardless of individual willpower just have less defense against mental tampering than other species.
** Sullustans becoming a race of navigator copilots after Lando's ''Millennium Falcon'' copilot (also ''ReturnOfTheJedi'').
** Farmers from Tatooine developing a reputation for improbable piloting skills as a result of Luke and Biggs. Gavin Darklighter is used to illustrate this in the ''ComicBook/XWingSeries''.
** Boba Fett's armor and style became the inspiration for Mandalorians being a ProudWarriorRace full of {{Badass}}es.
** Plo Koon, being a Jedi Master, was the inspiration to make his entire race scholarly, with a strong belief in justice and naturally gifted with the force. In short: Jedi-like.
** The bounty hunter Leia disguised herself as? Turns out he was Ubese. And guess what? Turns out the entire race has a thing for bounty hunting, mercenary work, and wearing helmets all the time. They wear the helmets [[HandWave because]] their planet got nuked into a post-apocalyptic wasteland and they need a poisonous atmosphere to live.
** A few Quarren were seen in Jabba's palace. Thus, the ExpandedUniverse features plenty of Quarren mobsters. As they come from the same planet as the Mon Calamari (Admiral Ackbar's people), their people always tend to come off as the more "evil" of the two. Ackbar is a good guy, so ''his'' people will tend towards being the good guys in a story. Take ''[[ComicBook/{{Legacy}} Star Wars Legacy]]'': Mon Cals are at the forefront of the resistance against the Sith (and pay a heavy price for it), while we have seen at least two Quarren Sith Lords.
** One of the bounty hunters in the line-up on Vader's ship is Bossk, his species, the Trandoshans, got a hat as slavers, mercenaries, bounty hunters, and mortal enemies of the Wookiees. ([[DontExplainTheJoke See, cause he's hunting Chewie, get it?]])
** Wookiees are always enslaved, regardless of how much sense it makes, because Chewbacca was once enslaved.
** Also Greedo, the Rodian bounty hunter who let Han get the drop on him. Apparently Rodian society is based around hunting, and Rodians tend to be aggressive and reckless.
** Dantooine is weirdly a literal planet that conforms to its trope, its only apperance is in episode 4 and it's said that the rebels have an abandoned base there. So in the expanded universe its history is rife with abandoned colonies and buildings.
** However, many Star Wars fans sadly do not get the memo that the Gungans are not an example, and [[TheScrappy Jar Jar]] isn't typical, and was in fact exiled largely because the rest of his species thought he was an obnoxious screw-up too.
** Exclusive to the StarWarsExpandedUniverse, a notable inversion. Nom Anor was introduced well before any other Yuuzhan Vong in an obscure comic series as a shadowy political manipulator. When the ''Literature/NewJediOrder'' saga got underway, the rest of the Vong showed up, and Anor turned out to be ''highly'' atypical of his species, a scheming DirtyCoward among KnightTemplar {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s, tolerated (barely) because he got results. Anor's conflict with Vong society at large would be the impetus for several plot points across the series.

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\n* The old Recap/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Franchise/StarWarsLegends used this ''aggressively''. With only three movies worth of content to start off with, writers had to create entire races based on minor extras that happened to have unique make-up.
** * The most {{Egregious}} example? The Bothans. Their only appearance "appearance" of the Bothans in the movies is Mon Mothma's line in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'': "Many Bothans died to bring us this information." From that ''single, offhand mention'', EU writers whipped up an ''entire species whose entire society is based around spying and espionage''.
** ''Franchise/StarWars'' has another {{Egregious}} example in Corellians, which is Han Solo's home culture. * During the scene in the asteroid field in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', Han says "NeverTellMeTheOdds", and from this some EU writer extrapolated that all Corellians hate statistics with a passion.
** * Ben Kenobi wears nondescript desert robes in ''Film/ANewHope''; in the prequels, this becomes the Jedi uniform (great way to hide out, Ben).
*** This is less of an example, since
uniform, [[RetCon explained]] as simple robes fit fitting the Jedi lifestyle of few material possessions and practicality, while they also protect Tatooine-dwellers from sun, heat, and sand.
**
practicality.
*
Jabba the Hutt was a crime boss, so the Hutts became an ''entire species'' of crime bosses.
** Twi'leks:
*** The females
* Female Twi'leks are all [[BeautifulSlaveGirl Beautiful {{Beautiful Slave Girls]] Girl}}s because of Oola from ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.
*** Males
''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', and males are all criminals because of Bib Fortuna, Jabba's majordomo. Also created the dichotomy that while Female Twi'leks tend to be more seductive and beautiful, male ones tend to be rather ugly. Especially ugly, especially if they are evil.
*** The fact that
evil. And because Bib Fortuna fell victim to Luke's mind trick (nothing to be ashamed of, because at this point Luke is quite powerful) has many things classify Twi'leks as being WeakWilled, due to Obi-wan's earlier line about it working better on the feeble minded.
*** Then the ''ComicBook/XWingSeries'' comes along and turns it inside-out. Nawara Ven of Rogue Squadron started as a [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch defense attorney]] rather than a criminal. And ''The Krytos Trap'' reveals that the Twi'leks have a little-known [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy warrior subculture]] that understandably doesn't appreciate the stereotype given them by the galaxy at large. That said one of those same warriors ''is'' brainwashed by Zsinj in ''Solo Command'' - maybe Twi'lek's, regardless of individual willpower just have less defense against mental tampering than other species.
**
* Sullustans becoming a race of navigator copilots after Lando's ''Millennium Falcon'' copilot (also ''ReturnOfTheJedi'').
** * Farmers from Tatooine developing a reputation for improbable piloting skills as a result of Luke and Biggs. Gavin Darklighter is used to illustrate this in the ''ComicBook/XWingSeries''.
** * Boba Fett's armor and style became the inspiration for Mandalorians being a ProudWarriorRace full of {{Badass}}es.
** * Plo Koon, being a Jedi Master, was the inspiration to make his entire race scholarly, with a strong belief in justice and naturally gifted with the force. In short: Jedi-like.
** * The bounty hunter Leia disguised herself as? Turns out he was Ubese. And guess what? Turns out the entire race has a thing for bounty hunting, mercenary work, and wearing helmets all the time. They wear the helmets [[HandWave because]] their planet got nuked into a post-apocalyptic wasteland and they need a poisonous atmosphere to live.
** * A few Quarren were seen in Jabba's palace. Thus, the ExpandedUniverse features plenty of Quarren mobsters. As they come from the same planet as the Mon Calamari (Admiral Ackbar's people), their people always tend to come off as the more "evil" of the two. Ackbar is a good guy, so ''his'' people will tend towards being the good guys in a story. Take ''[[ComicBook/{{Legacy}} Star Wars Legacy]]'': Mon Cals are at the forefront of the resistance against the Sith (and pay a heavy price for it), while we have seen at least two Quarren Sith Lords.
** * One of the bounty hunters in the line-up on Vader's ship is Bossk, his Bossk. His species, the Trandoshans, got a hat as slavers, mercenaries, bounty hunters, and mortal enemies of the Wookiees. ([[DontExplainTheJoke See, cause he's hunting Chewie, get it?]])
** * Wookiees are always enslaved, [[WeWillUseManualLaborInTheFuture regardless of how much sense it makes, makes]], because Chewbacca was once enslaved.
** Also
enslaved.
*
Greedo, the Rodian bounty hunter who let Han get the drop on him. Apparently Rodian society is based around hunting, and Rodians tend to be aggressive and reckless.
** * Dantooine is weirdly a literal planet that conforms to its trope, its trope. Its only apperance appearance is in episode 4 and it's said that the rebels have an abandoned base there. So there, so in the expanded universe its history is rife with abandoned colonies and buildings.
** However, many Star Wars fans sadly do not get the memo that the Gungans are not an example, and [[TheScrappy Jar Jar]] isn't typical, and was in fact exiled largely because the rest of his species thought he was an obnoxious screw-up too.
**
* Exclusive to the StarWarsExpandedUniverse, EU, a notable inversion. Nom Anor was introduced well before any other Yuuzhan Vong in an obscure comic series as a shadowy political manipulator. When the ''Literature/NewJediOrder'' saga got underway, the rest of the Vong showed up, and Anor turned out to be ''highly'' atypical of his species, a scheming DirtyCoward among KnightTemplar {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s, tolerated (barely) because he got results. Anor's conflict with Vong society at large would be the impetus for several plot points across the series.



* ''[[Manga/{{Dragonball}} Dragon Ball Z]]'': Son Goku starts off as a strange kid with a monkey tail, and a talent for (and love of) martial arts. Years later, his people, the Saiyans, are introduced with fighting as their hats. While they tend to be evil and ruthless, unlike Goku (and it's implied Goku would have been, too, if not for a TapOnTheHead in his youth), they share a lot of Goku's most famous traits (e.g.: huge appetite, the ability to turn into giant were-monkeys, and [[BloodKnight a tendency to give their opponent an advantage to make a fight more fun]]).

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* ''[[Manga/{{Dragonball}} Dragon Ball Z]]'': ''Manga/DragonBall'': Son Goku starts off as a strange kid with a monkey tail, and a talent for (and love of) martial arts. Years later, later in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', his people, the Saiyans, are introduced with fighting as their hats. While they tend to be evil and ruthless, unlike Goku (and it's implied Goku would have been, too, if not for a TapOnTheHead in his youth), they share a lot of Goku's most famous traits (e.g.: huge appetite, the ability to turn into giant were-monkeys, and [[BloodKnight a tendency to give their opponent an advantage to make a fight more fun]]).



** [[FridgeBrilliance The T-800 specifically went for the minigun and justified its choice because its original programming preferred them.]]



** {{Averted}} by the Vulcans of [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the original series]]. Vulcans were defined as a logical species early on, and that gave the writers a hook to develop Spock's personality. (Watch "The Cage", "Where No Man Has Gone Before", and "The Man Trap"; Spock is a very different character before he dons the Vulcan logic hat.)
** While not the first Bajoran seen on screen, [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Ro Laren]] was the first with any real amount of screen time. In an episode she shows a more religious side (compared to Geordi). Come ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', religion became the Bajorans' hat. A rather mild example, though, but conspicuous because of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'''s atheist tenor. They also acquired the hat that the Bajorans who weren't saintly calm spiritual leaders were generally short-tempered ex-terrorists (it didn't help that the main Bajoran character in [=DS9=] was a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute for Ensign Ro when Michelle Forbes wouldn't commit to being a regular character.)
*** Ironically, when Ro Laren became a main character in the ''StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch'' novels they [[DivergentCharacterEvolution distinguished her from Kira]] by saying she ''[[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch wasn't]]'' religious, and thought the SufficientlyAdvancedAliens in the wormhole were simply that.

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** {{Averted}} Inverted by the Vulcans of [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the original series]]. Vulcans were defined as a logical species early on, and that gave the writers a hook to develop Spock's personality. (Watch "The Cage", "Where No Man Has Gone Before", and "The Man Trap"; Spock is a very different character before he dons the Vulcan logic hat.)
** While not the first Bajoran seen on screen, [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Ro Laren]] was the first with any real amount of screen time. In an episode she shows a more religious side (compared to Geordi). Come ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', religion became the Bajorans' hat. A rather mild example, though, but conspicuous because of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'''s atheist tenor. They also acquired the hat that the Bajorans who weren't saintly calm spiritual leaders were generally short-tempered ex-terrorists (it didn't help that the main Bajoran character in [=DS9=] ''[=DS9=]'' was a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute for Ensign Ro when Michelle Forbes wouldn't commit to being a regular character.)
***
character). Ironically, when Ro Laren became a main character in the ''StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch'' ''Literature/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch'' novels they [[DivergentCharacterEvolution distinguished her from Kira]] by saying she ''[[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch wasn't]]'' religious, and thought the SufficientlyAdvancedAliens {{Sufficiently Advanced Alien}}s in the wormhole were simply that.



** Also, in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', There is Guinan the Barkeep, who was always eager to listen to people and offer advice. We later learn she is not human, and even later that she is from the El-Aurians, a race whose hat is "listening".

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** Also, in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', There In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' there is Guinan the Barkeep, who was always eager to listen to people and offer advice. We later learn she is not human, and even later that she is from the El-Aurians, a race whose hat is "listening".



* In ''Film/{{Stargate}}'', Ra is an [[EvilOverlord evil alien overlord]] (and sole member of his race seen on screen). Come ''Series/StargateSG1'', Ra's race, the Goa'uld, has a Hat of being evil overlords posing as deities.
** This gets subverted plenty, especially by [[LaResistance the Tok'ra]] (who's name [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch translates to "Against Ra"]]) who only take willing hosts, who in turn benefit from the the enhanced healing abilities and longer lifespans this provides. In fact, when [[ColonelBadass O'Neill]] becomes a HeroicHost of one in order save his life from injury, he convinced his symbiote [[TheMccoy to put their operations at risk in order to do the right thing and save someone]]. On the other hand, they have shown a KnightTemplar attitude, and are willing to use chemical warfare, and take over unwilling hosts as a ShootTheDog measure. This is explained as desperation due to very low and diminishing replacements for lost symbiotes.
* Averted in ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' with Chiana. She is hunted by her people (the Nebari) because she insists on being a wild individualist, while the rest of her species values conformity and order. When we do meet other Nebari, they're usually the polar opposite of Chiana.

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* In ''Film/{{Stargate}}'', Ra is an [[EvilOverlord evil alien overlord]] (and sole member of his race seen on screen). Come ''Series/StargateSG1'', Ra's race, the Goa'uld, has a Hat of being evil overlords posing as deities.
** This gets subverted plenty, especially by [[LaResistance the Tok'ra]] (who's name
deities (with some exceptions like [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch translates to "Against Ra"]]) who only take willing hosts, who in turn benefit from the the enhanced healing abilities and longer lifespans this provides. In fact, when [[ColonelBadass O'Neill]] becomes a HeroicHost of one in order save his life from injury, he convinced his symbiote [[TheMccoy to put their operations at risk in order to do the right thing and save someone]]. On the other hand, they have shown a KnightTemplar attitude, and are willing to use chemical warfare, and take over unwilling hosts as a ShootTheDog measure. This is explained as desperation due to very low and diminishing replacements for lost symbiotes.
* Averted in ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' with Chiana. She is hunted by her people (the Nebari) because she insists on being a wild individualist, while the rest of her species values conformity and order. When we do meet other Nebari, they're usually the polar opposite of Chiana.
Tok'Ra]]).



** Zig-zagged with the Doctor. The show first introduced the Doctor as an alien time traveller scientist, with strange non-human characteristics, a lack of concern for social norms, and [[RiddleForTheAges no reason given for his weirdness apart from some vague hints]]. The first members of his species we see are his granddaughter and the Monk, both of whom are quite like him - his granddaughter is a scientific genius, and the Monk's gimmick is time travel and meddling childishly with the past (in much the same way as the Doctor). However, when the Time Lords are introduced as an actual species starting with "The War Games", they turn out to be very, very different to the Doctor in personality and cultural outlook, with the Doctor fitting in much better amongst humans than with them, although taking on some of his traits like having time travel and science as their [[PlanetOfHats Hats]] and being able to transform into different actors. Additionally, in the revival series, after a certain point the regeneration effect for the Doctor and ''all'' other Time Lords is modelled consistently after the streaming golden energy effect used by the Ninth Doctor in "The Parting of the Ways", even though that was supposed to show the time vortex radiation leaving his body, and even though the Doctor's regenerations in the classic series had used various effects, with the only other Time Lord seen regenerating (Romana) doing so in a [[CostumeTestMontage totally different way]]. Though it did serve a purpose: sometimes you didn't know a character ''was'' a Time Lord until you saw the regen effect; there being such a thing as What A Regeneration Looks Like that is unmistakable was a very good thing.

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** Zig-zagged with the Doctor. The show first introduced the Doctor as an alien time traveller scientist, with strange non-human characteristics, a lack of concern for social norms, and [[RiddleForTheAges [[InexplicablyAwesome no reason given for his weirdness apart from some vague hints]]. The first members of his species we see are his granddaughter and the Monk, both of whom are quite like him - his granddaughter is a scientific genius, and the Monk's gimmick is time travel and meddling childishly with the past (in much the same way as the Doctor). However, when the Time Lords are introduced as an actual species starting with "The War Games", they turn out to be very, very different to the Doctor in personality and cultural outlook, with the Doctor fitting in much better amongst humans than with them, although taking on some of his traits like having time travel and science as their [[PlanetOfHats Hats]] and being able to [[TheNthDoctor transform into different actors. Additionally, actors]].
** A weird example
in the revival series, after a certain point the regeneration effect for the Doctor and ''all'' other Time Lords is modelled modeled consistently after the streaming golden energy effect used by the Ninth Doctor in "The Parting of the Ways", even though that was supposed to show the time vortex radiation leaving his body, and even though the body. The Doctor's regenerations in the classic series had used various effects, with the only other Time Lord seen regenerating (Romana) doing so in a [[CostumeTestMontage totally different way]]. Though it did serve a purpose: sometimes you didn't know a character ''was'' a Time Lord until you saw the regen effect; there being such a thing as What A Regeneration Looks Like that is unmistakable was a very good thing.



* Nearly every character who has ever been playable throughout the [[Franchise/SonictheHedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog]] series has shown some degree of SuperSpeed, sometimes even after they were shown to be slow runners in a previous playable appearance. Sonic himself is still regarded as being in a league of his own as far as natural running speed goes though. This has gone so far as to extend to the very few playable appearances of non-[[FunnyAnimal anthro]] characters at times.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' the {{Tengu}} and {{Kappa}} cultures seem to be defined almost entirely by the quirks of Aya and Nitori, respectively. Which leads to the odd consequence of having an entire civilization filled with nothing but {{Intrepid Reporter}}s and their rival {{Paparazzi}}.

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* Nearly every character who has ever been playable throughout the [[Franchise/SonictheHedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog]] ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series has shown some degree of SuperSpeed, sometimes even after they were shown to be slow runners in a previous playable appearance. Sonic himself is still regarded as being in a league of his own as far as natural running speed goes though. This has gone so far as to extend to the very few playable appearances of non-[[FunnyAnimal anthro]] non-FunnyAnimal characters at times.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' initially plays this straight with the {{Tengu}} and {{Kappa}} cultures seem taking most of their traits from Aya, leading to be defined almost entirely by the quirks of Aya and Nitori, respectively. Which leads to the odd consequence of having an entire a civilization filled with nothing but {{Intrepid Reporter}}s Reporter}}s, but ends up averting it as later {{Universe Compendium}}s establish [[FantasticCasteSystem the different tengu castes]] (Aya and their rival {{Paparazzi}}.Hatate are part of the reporter caste, [[MemeticBystander Momiji]] is part of the warrior caste, etc). The {{Kappa}} play this completely straight, being largely copies of [[GadgeteerGenius Nitori]], down to the kappa appearing in ''[[Manga/TouhouIbarakasenWildAndHornedHermit Wild and Horned Hermit]]'' and ''[[Manga/TouhouSuzunaanForbiddenScrollery Forbidden Scrollery]]'' being Nitori with slightly different hairstyles.



* {{Parodied}} in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. Drow are supposed to be AlwaysChaoticEvil, but then this character Drizzt Do'Urden came along in the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' setting, who was a WhiteSheep of the species. [[OverusedCopycatCharacter Drizzt got extensively copied]], leading to the paradoxical circumstance in which ''every Drow'' is a WhiteSheep from an AlwaysChaoticEvil species.
** And then subverted in that the only named drow seen so far is, in fact, Chaotic Evil, and was only ''pretending'' to be a WhiteSheep. Further subverted when an evil adventuring party containing another drow planeshifts into the LawfulGood heaven and starts blasting everything in sight.

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* {{Parodied}} in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. Drow are supposed to be AlwaysChaoticEvil, but then this character Drizzt Do'Urden came along in the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' setting, who was a WhiteSheep of the species. [[OverusedCopycatCharacter Drizzt got extensively copied]], leading to the paradoxical circumstance in which ''every Drow'' is a WhiteSheep from an AlwaysChaoticEvil species.
** And then subverted in that the only named
species. (Though ''this'' particular drow seen so far is, in fact, Chaotic Evil, and was only ''pretending'' to be a WhiteSheep. Further subverted when an evil adventuring party containing another drow planeshifts into the LawfulGood heaven and starts blasting everything in sight.is indeed evil.)



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' Dr. Zoidberg's Yiddish accent became the standard one of his entire race.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
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Dr. Zoidberg's Yiddish accent became the standard one of his entire race.



* ''WesternAnimation/WorldOfQuest'' inverts this. The techno-organic Way is a living direction finder, and for most of the series is assumed to be representative of her people. Then we meet her people, most of whom have senses of direction on par with [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Ryoga Hibiki]].
14th Jun '15 9:55:33 PM TrustBen
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** Also, in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', There is Guinan the Barkeep, who was always eager to listen to people and offer advice. We later learn she is not human, and even later that she is from a race whose hat is "listening".

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** Also, in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', There is Guinan the Barkeep, who was always eager to listen to people and offer advice. We later learn she is not human, and even later that she is from the El-Aurians, a race whose hat is "listening".
14th Apr '15 7:06:12 PM jormis29
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* In VideoGame/{{Touhou}} the tengu and kappa cultures seem to be defined almost entirely by the quirks of Aya and Nitori, respectively. Which leads to the odd consequence of having an entire civilization filled with nothing but {{Intrepid Reporter}}s and their rival {{Paparazzi}}.

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* In VideoGame/{{Touhou}} ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' the tengu {{Tengu}} and kappa {{Kappa}} cultures seem to be defined almost entirely by the quirks of Aya and Nitori, respectively. Which leads to the odd consequence of having an entire civilization filled with nothing but {{Intrepid Reporter}}s and their rival {{Paparazzi}}.
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