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9th Feb '16 9:24:54 AM FlowerofMay
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* ''Series/StargateSG1'': Jaffa society is historically quite sexist and while the Jaffa allied with the SGC are generally better at this, there are still some examples. When Bra'tac first meets SG1, he dismisses Carter due to her gender. Even Teal'c, who has fought side-by-side with Carter for several years, is surprised when they find the all-female Hak'tyl and their leader Ishta is able to best him in a fight.
25th Jan '16 7:45:54 PM KamenRiderKrypton
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** * Several male Classic ''Series/DoctorWho'' companions also were, despite being wholly loveable, repeatedly portrayed as sexist as a motif - Ben, Jamie and Harry. Jamie has the excuse that he's from the 16th Century - for the most part he treats women equally except when he remembers he's supposed to be [[StayInTheKitchen chivalrous]] and accidentally causes offence, even with Victorian or 1914 women. Ben and Harry were both contemporary but came from sexist backgrounds on drastically opposite ends of the class spectrum (working class military and upper class public school respectively), and both were sexist to help them better serve as foils for independent 'modern woman' companions (Polly and Sarah Jane).
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** * Several male Classic ''Series/DoctorWho'' companions also were, despite being wholly loveable, repeatedly portrayed as sexist as a motif - Ben, Jamie and Harry. Jamie has the excuse that he's from the 16th Century - for the most part he treats women equally except when he remembers he's supposed to be [[StayInTheKitchen chivalrous]] and accidentally causes offence, even with Victorian or 1914 women. Ben and Harry were both contemporary but came from sexist backgrounds on drastically opposite ends of the class spectrum (working class military and upper class public school respectively), and both were sexist to help them better serve as foils for independent 'modern woman' companions (Polly and Sarah Jane).
7th Jan '16 11:00:47 PM WeirdKev27
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* Sterling ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' has made a lot of racist and/or sexist comments over the course of the series, most notably in "Skytanic" where he automatically assumes that a man in a turban with a beard must be the bomber and calls him "Beardsly McTurbanhead". When Malory informs him that the man is a Sikh, Archer tells her "Oh, so just because he's not Muslim he gets a free pass? [[HypocriticalHumor That's called profiling, mother!]]"
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* Sterling ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' has made a lot of racist and/or sexist comments over the course of the series, most notably in "Skytanic" where he automatically assumes that a man in a turban with a beard must be the bomber and calls him "Beardsly McTurbanhead".[=McTurbanhead=]". When Malory informs him that the man is a Sikh, Archer tells her "Oh, so just because he's not Muslim he gets a free pass? [[HypocriticalHumor That's called profiling, mother!]]"
27th Dec '15 12:50:45 PM BlueGuy
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* The main character of ''WebOriginal/DeagleNation'', Jace Connors, is this in ways that are both on purpose and on accident.
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* The main character of ''WebOriginal/DeagleNation'', ''WebVideo/DeagleNation'', Jace Connors, is this in ways that are both on purpose and on accident.
24th Dec '15 5:30:46 PM RAraya
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It has become increasingly common for heroes of this type to not only have their political incorrectness [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the author and by other characters, but to ''be aware of it themselves''. This type of "hero" knows his attitudes are wrong but is too proud to give them up, usually due to HonorBeforeReason. He might develop into a NobleBigot or TroubledSympatheticBigot.
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It has become increasingly common for heroes of this type to not only have their political incorrectness [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the author and by other characters, but to ''be aware of it themselves''. This type of "hero" knows his attitudes are wrong but is too proud to give them up, usually due to HonorBeforeReason. He might develop into a NobleBigot or TroubledSympatheticBigot. TroubledSympatheticBigot. The trope has pretty much [[DiscreditedTrope fallen into almost disuse]] given modern social attitudes regarding discrimination, and in contrast the use of [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain politically-incorrect characters as the bad guys]] is now the rule.
20th Dec '15 5:01:34 PM BlackJAC
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* Almost everyone who lives on Themyscira aka "Paradise Island", Post Crisis, who could be counted as an ally of the super-hero community likely fits, but they have an odd FreudianExcuse. The Amazons are actually the immortal reincarnations of women who were wronged or abused by men and are all (mostly) misandric as a result [[note]]That means man-hating, the opposite of misogynistic[[/note]]. (Of course, the Amazons who are blatantly evil would qualify for the [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain opposite Trope.]]. (Franchise/WonderWoman herself, having been "born" in a different manner, is an exception to the rule.)
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* Almost everyone who lives on Themyscira aka "Paradise Island", Post Crisis, who could be counted as an ally of the super-hero community likely fits, but they have an odd FreudianExcuse. The Amazons are actually the immortal reincarnations of women who were wronged or abused by men and are all (mostly) misandric misandristic as a result [[note]]That means man-hating, the opposite of misogynistic[[/note]]. (Of course, the Amazons who are blatantly evil would qualify for the [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain opposite Trope.]]. (Franchise/WonderWoman herself, having been "born" in a different manner, is an exception to the rule.)

** In TOS, Spock frequently expressed his displeasure when Kirk told him something along the line that he was "becoming more human every day". Spock frequently referred to "annoying human emotions". In TOS, he clearly preferred not to be remined that he was half human.
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** In TOS, ''StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', Spock frequently expressed his displeasure when Kirk told him something along the line that he was "becoming more human every day". Spock frequently referred to "annoying human emotions". In TOS, he clearly preferred not to be remined that he was half human. human. ** [[Characters/StarTrekVoyager Janeway]] states in the ''StarTrekVoyager''[=/=]''StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'' {{crossover}} episode "Flashback" that [[Characters/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Kirk, Sulu, and the rest of the TOS gang]] would fit the bill by 24th Century standards. -->"Space must have seemed a whole lot bigger back then. It's not surprising they had to bend the rules a little. They were a little slower to invoke the Prime Directive, and a little quicker to pull their phasers. Of course, the whole bunch of them would be booted out of Starfleet today. But I have to admit, I would have loved to ride shotgun at least once with a group of officers like that."
14th Dec '15 1:12:54 PM FF32
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Sometimes, either due to an AuthorOnBoard, ValuesDissonance, DeliberateValuesDissonance, or something else, a character can get away with opinions that are... controversial. If the excuse is well-done, it can work. If not, it seems like a KarmaHoudini. Unless, of course, he is punished for it, or forced to undergo a FaceHeelTurn.
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Sometimes, either due to an AuthorOnBoard, WriterOnBoard, ValuesDissonance, DeliberateValuesDissonance, or something else, a character can get away with opinions that are... controversial. If the excuse is well-done, it can work. If not, it seems like a KarmaHoudini. Unless, of course, he is punished for it, or forced to undergo a FaceHeelTurn.
19th Nov '15 4:08:53 PM skybox
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* Captain Hammer is a PoliticallyIncorrectHero, which is fitting, since he's actually the antagonist of the story.
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* Captain Hammer is a PoliticallyIncorrectHero, Politically Incorrect Superhero in ''DrHorriblesSingAlongBlog'', which is fitting, since he's actually the antagonist of the story.
19th Nov '15 4:07:33 PM skybox
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* Captain Hammer is a PoliticallyIncorrectHero, which is fitting, since he's actually the antagonist of the story.
19th Nov '15 3:53:00 PM skybox
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* McMurphy, the hero of ''OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', is both racist and sexist (although some of this can be attributed to ValuesDissonance). He repeatedly calls the black orderlies "coons," and at one point he claims that women who aren't sex objects are oppressive to men. In fact, when he first arrives at the mental hospital, before he comes to see just how much of a ''sociopath'' Nurse Ratched is, his initial objection to her power is that it's "unnatural" for men to be under the authority of a woman.
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* McMurphy, the hero of ''OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', is both racist and sexist (although some of this can be attributed to ValuesDissonance). He repeatedly calls the black orderlies "coons," and at one point he claims that women who aren't sex objects are oppressive to men. In fact, when he first arrives at the mental hospital, before he comes to see just how much of a ''sociopath'' '''[[BattleaxeNurse sociopath]]''' Nurse Ratched is, his initial objection to her power is that it's "unnatural" for men to be so completely under the authority of a woman.
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