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26th Aug '16 1:15:32 AM tsstevens
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* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/XavierRenegadeAngel'' often makes bigoted or politically incorrect statements [[HypocriticalHumor while calling out other people for perceived bigotry or political incorrectness.]] For example, in "Weapons Grade Life", he not only assumes that a ChildProdigy is retarded just because he's in a wheelchair, but also assumes two of his friends are bullies picking on him when he sees them together because he refuses to believe that anyone could possibly be friends with someone with a disability.

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* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/XavierRenegadeAngel'' often makes bigoted or politically incorrect statements [[HypocriticalHumor while calling out other people for perceived bigotry or political incorrectness.]] For example, in "Weapons Grade Life", he not only assumes that a ChildProdigy is retarded handicapped just because he's in a wheelchair, but also assumes two of his friends are bullies picking on him when he sees them together because he refuses to believe that anyone could possibly be friends with someone with a disability.
21st Aug '16 6:55:38 PM trixus
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** Homer also has a "forgive my intolerance" banner that he finds a good investment.
18th Jun '16 8:57:16 AM Anicomicgeek
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* Creator/MarkMillar's first arc on ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' had Midnighter admit out-loud that he was a racist after getting tired of dealing with some refugees the team had taken outn.

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* Creator/MarkMillar's first arc on ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' had Midnighter admit out-loud that he was a racist after getting tired of dealing with some refugees the team had taken outn.on.



* The Streak, an {{expy}} of [[Franchise/TheFlash Jay Garrick]] in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' makes a [[YouAreACreditToYourRace vaguely racist remark]] toward John Stewart. The Justice Guild, stand-ins for the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica ([[DeliberateValuesDissonance circa the 1950s]]), also displays a StayInTheKitchen attitude towards ComicBook/BlackCanary stand-in, Black Siren.

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* The Streak, an {{expy}} of [[Franchise/TheFlash Jay Garrick]] in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' makes a [[YouAreACreditToYourRace vaguely racist remark]] toward towards John Stewart. The Justice Guild, stand-ins for the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica ([[DeliberateValuesDissonance circa the 1950s]]), also displays a StayInTheKitchen attitude towards ComicBook/BlackCanary stand-in, Black Siren.
15th Jun '16 11:18:01 PM SheldonDinkleburg
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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. 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.

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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. The trope has pretty much [[DiscreditedTrope fallen into almost disuse]] become increasingly discredited]] given modern social attitudes regarding discrimination, and in contrast the use of [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain politically-incorrect characters as the bad guys]] is now the rule.
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[[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Lindsay Ellis]] refers to this trope as the "[[http://www.ifc.com/2015/07/hollywood-its-time-to-retire-the-loveable-misogynist-movie-hero lovable misogynist]]" in an article dissecting the motives given in the above paragraph.
12th Jun '16 11:47:19 AM DoctorTItanX
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' the Titans team up with alien super hero named Val-Yor at first he was a nice guy to the Titans, but later he shows [[FantasticRacism prejudice]] against Starfire, as he has some hatred towards Tamareans, and berates her for almost every move she makes. He also calls her [[FantasticSlurs "troq"]] which means "nothing". (In fact, calling Val-Yor a "hero" at all might be a stretch, only qualifying because he fights creatures that are worse; he says something at the end that he claims is an apology, but only by the loosest possible definition.)

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' the Titans team up with alien super hero named Val-Yor at first he was a nice guy to the Titans, but later he shows [[FantasticRacism deliberate prejudice]] against Starfire, as he has some hatred towards Tamareans, Tamaraneans, and berates her for almost every move she makes. He also calls her [[FantasticSlurs "troq"]] which means "nothing". (In fact, calling Val-Yor a "hero" at all might be a stretch, only qualifying because he fights creatures that are worse; he says something at the end that he claims is an apology, but only by the loosest possible definition.)
1st Jun '16 10:07:12 AM Anicomicgeek
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* The ''ComicBook/UltimateMarvel'' version of ComicBook/CaptainAmerica has many outdated views since he is a FishOutOfTemporalWater but he gets over it for the most part.

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version of ComicBook/CaptainAmerica has many outdated views since he is a FishOutOfTemporalWater but he gets over it for the most part.part.
** During Robert Kirman's run on ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'', Nightcrawler was very homophobic to Colossus. This went ahead after he left as Kurt apologized for his behavior and even helped Colossus save Northstar after he's kidnapped.
22nd May '16 12:41:39 PM gophergiggles
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** The otherwise generous and golden-hearted Rarity is brought to tears when called a mule, claiming "mules are ugly." It hasn't come up since mules were established as an actual "race" in the show, so it's likely just a case of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness.
** Subverted in ''Bridle Gossip'' with the "witch" Zecora. The ponies aren't terrified or fearful of her because she's a zebra, as they've never even heard of zebras and think she's a pony with painted-on stripes. They're terrified of her because she lives in the [[EldritchLocation Everfree Forest]], acts creepy and threatening, and because they believe she's a witch. There's even one heck of a GeniusBonus with Zecora's hoof-dragging: to ponies it's a sign of aggression and one of the reasons she's intimidating, but it's something zebras do to find water in dried up riverbeds.
11th May '16 2:25:22 PM emeriin
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* Subverted with Devil Boner in WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic, as he starts out acting like political correctness is a bad thing, but ends up ripping into misogynists in ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' because they're ''just''. ''so''. ''annoying''.
16th Apr '16 12:44:48 PM ading
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** Double subverted in "The Figgis Agency". Everyone gets uncomfortable when Cheryl says it's safe to assume Ben Shapiro "doesn't eat shellfish" (because he's allergic).
-->'''Archer''': Just because he's a big Hollywood lawyer does not make him Jewish!\\
'''Cheryl''': Ewww, he's Jewish?
16th Apr '16 12:30:39 PM Anicomicgeek
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* Creator/MarkMillar's first arc on ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' had Midnighter admit out-loud that he was a racist after getting tired off dealing with some refugees the team had taken out.

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* Creator/MarkMillar's first arc on ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' had Midnighter admit out-loud that he was a racist after getting tired off of dealing with some refugees the team had taken out.outn.
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