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12th Jul '16 7:32:00 AM DoctorTItanX
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* Black-a-Jack in ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. [[note]]who is named Galley-Wag in the story and based on the mischievous but gentle Golliwogg from the childrens book The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls and Golliwogg written by Florence Kate Upton in 1895[[/note]] Where do we start? His oversized head houses a brain similar in density to a black hole. He has to step lightly so he doesn't crack Earth in half. He disables any humanoid opponents just by raising his voice. He builds himself a language of his own that seems to splice and synthesize English and Dutch at will, because saying just one word at a time is a dullinquent waste of vocablishment; he builds himself a spaceworthy flying ship seemingly powered by the scent of roses; he's the single most interesting, possibly most in depth, inarguably by far the most intelligent, most funny, outrageous, sexy, free-spirited and most phenomenally powerful being ncountered in this work of infinite fiction; he doesn't even show up on the page very often as the writer probably realizes nothing could stop him from [[EnsembleDarkhorse stealing the show]] and depriving it of drama. ''And'' he has a '''huge'''...personality.

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* Black-a-Jack in ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. [[note]]who is named Galley-Wag in the story and based on the mischievous but gentle Golliwogg from the childrens book The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls and Golliwogg written by Florence Kate Upton in 1895[[/note]] Where do we start? His oversized head houses a brain similar in density to a black hole. He has to step lightly so he doesn't crack Earth in half. He disables any humanoid opponents just by raising his voice. He builds himself a language of his own that seems to splice and synthesize English and Dutch at will, because saying just one word at a time is a dullinquent waste of vocablishment; he builds himself a spaceworthy flying ship seemingly powered by the scent of roses; he's the single most interesting, possibly most in depth, inarguably by far the most intelligent, most funny, outrageous, sexy, free-spirited and most phenomenally powerful being ncountered encountered in this work of infinite fiction; he doesn't even show up on the page very often as the writer probably realizes nothing could stop him from [[EnsembleDarkhorse stealing the show]] and depriving it of drama. ''And'' he has a '''huge'''...personality.
11th Jul '16 8:58:48 PM DeisTheAlcano
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* Kirika and Mirielle from ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' are assassins who commonly use bumbling male thugs for target practice. Most male antagonists in fall under the "bumbling thug" descriptor. When they go up against more elegant, dangerous, and skilled opponents, the opponents are almost always female. In an aversion, the only one who manages to successfully manipulate them into serving his goals and get away with it (read: live) is male.

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* Kirika and Mirielle from ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' are assassins who commonly use bumbling male thugs for target practice. Most male antagonists in fall under the "bumbling thug" descriptor. When they go up against more elegant, dangerous, and skilled opponents, the opponents are almost always female. In an aversion, the only one who manages to successfully manipulate them into serving his goals and get away with it (read: live) is male.
11th Jul '16 7:04:14 PM DoctorTItanX
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** Though early on, Panther's main trait was his being a {{Determinator}} (he worked hard to impress his racist coach, misinterpreted the racism as his not being good enough, and worked even ''harder''). While his race did come into it as described, it's not like they had the "he's awesome 'cuz he's black!" attitude the whole time.
* Nils Nielsen is the only genuinely dark-skinned Gunpla Fighter in ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'', and one of the precious few black characters in the entire Franchise/{{Gundam}} franchise in general. He's a 13-year old ChildProdigy with several [=PhD=]s, as well as the son of a [[GreatDetective famous detective]] and a prominent female martial arts champion. On the other hand, he does mix up his Chinese and Japanese cultures when building his "Sengoku" Astray, something {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by the show's Japanese cast members.
* Motoko Kusanagi of ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'', the sole female on her team, is the most skilled member of Section 9, being an expert hacker and skilled in both hand-to-hand combat and firearms. She even outdoes some of the other team members at their own specialties; anyone fighting her will lose because the Major is a GeniusBruiser and turns people's advantages against them.

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** Though early on, Panther's main trait was his being a {{Determinator}} (he worked hard to impress his racist coach, misinterpreted the racism as his not being good enough, and worked even ''harder''). While his race did come into it as described, it's not like they had the "he's awesome 'cuz because he's black!" attitude the whole time.
* Nils Nielsen is the only genuinely dark-skinned black Gunpla Fighter in ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'', and one of the precious few black characters people in the entire Franchise/{{Gundam}} franchise world in general. He's a 13-year old ChildProdigy with several [=PhD=]s, as well as the son of a [[GreatDetective famous detective]] and a prominent female martial arts champion. On the other hand, he does mix up his Chinese and Japanese cultures when building his "Sengoku" Astray, something {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by the show's Japanese cast members.
* Motoko Kusanagi of ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'', the sole female on her team, is the most skilled member of Section 9, being an expert hacker and skilled in both hand-to-hand combat and firearms. She even outdoes some of the other team members at their own specialties; anyone specialties. Anyone fighting her will lose because the Major is a GeniusBruiser and turns will turn people's advantages against them.



* Kirika and Mirielle from ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' are assassins who regularly use bumbling male thugs for target practice. Most male antagonists in this series fall under the "bumbling thug" descriptor. When they go up against more elegant, dangerous, and skilled opponents, the opponents are almost always female. In an aversion, the only character who manages to successfully manipulate them into serving his goals and get away with it (read: live) is male.

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* Kirika and Mirielle from ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' are assassins who regularly commonly use bumbling male thugs for target practice. Most male antagonists in this series fall under the "bumbling thug" descriptor. When they go up against more elegant, dangerous, and skilled opponents, the opponents are almost always female. In an aversion, the only character one who manages to successfully manipulate them into serving his goals and get away with it (read: live) is male.



* In issue ten of ''Franchise/{{Batman}} and Robin'' (Comicbook/{{New 52}} version), a BigBad gathers together various people that feel like they've been injured or wronged by Batman. Almost all of them were injured through the results of their own actions and stupidity, or in one case were simply embarrassed. The lone female of the group is also the only one whose injuries were purely the result of Batman's actions towards her, thereby making her the only one with some small amount of legitimacy to her anger. Her injuries are also relatively minor and no more disfiguring than many body piercings... that apparently she simply decided to keep rather than have them removed.
* Black-a-Jack in ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. [[note]]who is named Galley-Wag in the story and based on the mischievous but gentle Golliwogg from the childrens book The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls and Golliwogg written by Florence Kate Upton in 1895[[/note]] Where do we start? His oversized head houses a brain similar in density to a black hole. He has to step lightly so he doesn't crack Earth in half. He disables any humanoid opponents just by raising his voice. He builds himself a language of his own that seems to splice and synthesize English and Dutch at will, because saying just one word at a time is a dullinquent waste of vocablishment; he builds himself a spaceworthy flying ship seemingly powered by the scent of roses; he's the single most interesting, possibly most in depth, inarguably by far the most intelligent, most funny, outrageous, sexy, free-spirited and most phenomenally powerful character encountered in this work of infinite fiction; he doesn't even show up on the page very often as the writer probably realizes nothing could stop him from [[EnsembleDarkhorse stealing the show]] and depriving it of drama. ''And'' he has a '''huge'''...personality.

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* In issue ten of ''Franchise/{{Batman}} and Robin'' (Comicbook/{{New 52}} version), a BigBad gathers together various people that feel like they've been injured or wronged by Batman. Almost all of them were injured through the results of their own actions and stupidity, or in one case case, were simply embarrassed. The lone female of the group is also the only one whose injuries were purely the result of Batman's actions towards her, thereby making her the only one with some small amount of legitimacy to her anger. Her injuries are also relatively minor and no more disfiguring than many body piercings... that apparently she simply decided to keep rather than have them removed.
* Black-a-Jack in ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. [[note]]who is named Galley-Wag in the story and based on the mischievous but gentle Golliwogg from the childrens book The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls and Golliwogg written by Florence Kate Upton in 1895[[/note]] Where do we start? His oversized head houses a brain similar in density to a black hole. He has to step lightly so he doesn't crack Earth in half. He disables any humanoid opponents just by raising his voice. He builds himself a language of his own that seems to splice and synthesize English and Dutch at will, because saying just one word at a time is a dullinquent waste of vocablishment; he builds himself a spaceworthy flying ship seemingly powered by the scent of roses; he's the single most interesting, possibly most in depth, inarguably by far the most intelligent, most funny, outrageous, sexy, free-spirited and most phenomenally powerful character encountered being ncountered in this work of infinite fiction; he doesn't even show up on the page very often as the writer probably realizes nothing could stop him from [[EnsembleDarkhorse stealing the show]] and depriving it of drama. ''And'' he has a '''huge'''...personality.



* Creator/GeorgeLucas's ''Film/RedTails'' does this with the African-American Tuskegee Airmen, not by making them unusually good but by making their white counterparts incredibly incompetent. It's not that they're incompetent but that they're reckless and glory hungry and leave the bombers they're supposed to be escorting unprotected to go after shoot down German fighters. The Tuskegee pilots are not above this, especially Lightning, but their commanding officer Col. Bullard orders them to stay with their bombers at all costs. There's also more of a risk for the Tuskegee pilots compared to the white pilots; if they don't do their jobs correctly, they'll be sent back to doing reconnaissance missions in rural areas so they need to be more competent and careful than the white pilots, to prove they deserve their jobs escorting the bombers.

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* Creator/GeorgeLucas's ''Film/RedTails'' does this with the African-American Tuskegee Airmen, not by making them unusually good good, but by making their white counterparts incredibly incompetent. incompetent, instead. It's not that they're incompetent incompetent, but that they're reckless and glory hungry and leave the bombers they're supposed to be escorting unprotected to go after shoot down German fighters. The Tuskegee pilots are not above this, especially Lightning, but their commanding officer Col. Bullard orders them to stay with their bombers at all costs. There's also more of a risk for the Tuskegee pilots compared to the white pilots; if they don't do their jobs correctly, they'll be sent back to doing reconnaissance missions in rural areas so they need to be more competent and careful than the white pilots, to prove they deserve their jobs escorting the bombers.



*** It's been said they've managed to alienate all the Male gamers (even the eleven year olds) with their {{Jerkass}}ery, so going outside NoWomansLand is their last option. Being a newcomer leaves her less jaded and still FunctionalGenreSavvy enough to appreciate the story the GM was working so hard to write. As evidenced by [[spoiler: using a very rare unlimited wish so that a dorky but lovable {{N|onPlayerCharacter}}PC could be resurrected and RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap. The resident {{Munchkin}} berates her for wasting her potential GameBreaker on puny CharacterDevelopment and says ScrewThisImOuttaHere]]. She's also Kas's ex girlfriend, and seems to be pretty good at predicting his behavior.
* Done in the ''Film/HarryPotter'' films with Hermione Granger (much less so in the books). The film version of Ron is rather {{Flanderiz|ation}}ed, being much more cowardly and incompetent than he is in the books, with most of his good material being given to Hermione. One major example is in the first film, when the PowerTrio is caught by a man eating plant. Ron panics and is nearly crushed by the plant, while Hermione is the first to figure out how to escape, and subsequently saves Ron. In the book, while it is still Ron being crushed, Hermione is the one who panics and Ron has to yell at her to snap her back to her senses. She is still the one to save him, but if Ron hadn't kept a cool head (while being crushed to death), he might not have survived. Averted from the fifth film onwards. Notably when the kids are being restrained by the Death Eaters, Ron struggles against his captor while Hermione just cowers in fear. And Ron is given a few CMOA in the seventh film to balance things out a bit.

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*** It's been said they've managed to alienate all the Male gamers (even the eleven year olds) with their {{Jerkass}}ery, so going outside NoWomansLand is their last option. Being a newcomer leaves her less jaded and still FunctionalGenreSavvy enough to appreciate the story the GM was working so hard to write. As evidenced by [[spoiler: using a very rare unlimited wish so that a dorky but lovable {{N|onPlayerCharacter}}PC could be resurrected and RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap. The resident {{Munchkin}} berates her for wasting her potential GameBreaker on puny CharacterDevelopment and says ScrewThisImOuttaHere]]. She's also Kas's ex former girlfriend, and seems to be pretty good at predicting his behavior.
* Done in the ''Film/HarryPotter'' films with Hermione Granger (much less so in the books). The film version of Ron is rather {{Flanderiz|ation}}ed, being much more cowardly and incompetent than he is in the books, with most of his good material being given to Hermione. One major example is in the first film, when the PowerTrio is caught by a man eating plant. Ron panics and is nearly crushed by the plant, while Hermione is the first to figure out how to escape, and subsequently saves Ron. In the book, while it is still Ron being crushed, Hermione is the one who panics and Ron has to yell at her to snap her back to her senses. She is still the one to save him, but if Ron hadn't kept a cool head (while being crushed to death), he might not have survived. Averted from the fifth film onwards. Notably Notably, when the kids are being restrained by the Death Eaters, Ron struggles against his captor while Hermione just cowers in fear. And Ron is given a few CMOA in the seventh film to balance things out a bit.



* The saintly Uncle Tom in ''Literature/UncleTomsCabin'': Harriet Beecher Stowe intended him to be a model of a perfect Christian; he was portrayed in the novel as being young and strong but still aspiring to be nonviolent. It eventually backfired when later readers began to interpret Tom's [[StupidGood goodness as weakness]], and a different version of the character emerged in minstrel show adaptations (which Stowe neither approved nor profited from): an older, weaker man who groveled and kowtowed before whites and was essentially a slavery apologist. Thus we have UncleTomfoolery.
* Of the four protagonists of Patrick Tilley's ''The Amtrak Wars'', the two guys are pretty deeply flawed, get slightly better or a lot worse, and die. The two girls wind up more or less saints by the end, and live.

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* The saintly Uncle Tom in ''Literature/UncleTomsCabin'': Harriet Beecher Stowe intended him to be a model of a perfect Christian; Christian: he was portrayed in the novel as being young and strong but still aspiring to be nonviolent. It eventually backfired when later readers began to interpret Tom's [[StupidGood goodness as weakness]], and a different version of the character emerged in minstrel show adaptations (which Stowe neither approved nor profited from): an older, weaker man who groveled and kowtowed before whites and was essentially a slavery apologist. Thus we have UncleTomfoolery.
* Of the four protagonists of Patrick Tilley's ''The Amtrak Wars'', the two guys are pretty deeply flawed, get slightly better or a lot worse, and die. The two girls wind up more or less saints by the end, and truly live.



* In the BBC version of ''Series/RobinHood'', the character of Djaq is a [[TwoferTokenMinority double token minority]]- the one non-white outlaw and the only female member of the group. She is frequently shown to be more intelligent than the other characters and is usually the one to tell them off for being idiots, kicks butt while fighting, has incredible healing powers, and can always get herself out of a fix with her Saracen know-how. It got worse in S3, in which Djaq (whose TwoferTokenMinority status was at least alleviated by a likeable personality and a plausible backstory for her assortment of skills) is written out and replaced by Kate, whose characterization was a mess of {{Double Standard}}s. Essentially, the portrayal was a strange blend of [[DamselInDistress blatant sexism]] and [[FauxActionGirl wannabe feminism]]: on the one hand, the only female of the gang was invariably the one that was constantly getting arrested, kidnapped or injured (usually due to her inability to keep a lid on her emotions), her only objective on the show was to become Robin's girlfriend (with a LoveTriangle with two other outlaws on the side), and she was an otherwise completely useless member of the gang who contributed nothing and was in need of constant supervision. At the same time, Positive Discrimination played its part considering none of the male outlaws ever seemed to notice just how much of a liability she really was. Instead she was allowed to [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale abuse and criticize them constantly]], was never required to take responsibility for her actions, and had all the outlaws fall inexplicably in love with her despite her serious attitude problem. Too useless to be an ActionGirl and too obnoxious to be a worthy DamselInDistress, no one really know ''what'' the writers were trying to achieve with her.

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* In the BBC version of ''Series/RobinHood'', the character of Djaq is a [[TwoferTokenMinority double token minority]]- the one non-white outlaw and the only female member of the group. She is frequently shown to be more intelligent than the other characters and is usually the one to tell them off for being idiots, kicks butt while fighting, has incredible healing powers, and can always get herself out of a fix with her Saracen know-how. It got worse in S3, in which Djaq (whose TwoferTokenMinority status was at least alleviated by a likeable personality and a plausible backstory for her assortment of skills) is written out and replaced by Kate, whose characterization was a mess of {{Double Standard}}s. Essentially, the portrayal was a strange blend of [[DamselInDistress blatant sexism]] and [[FauxActionGirl wannabe feminism]]: on the one hand, the only female of the gang was invariably the one that was constantly getting arrested, kidnapped or injured (usually due to her inability to keep a lid on her emotions), her only objective on the show was to become Robin's girlfriend (with a LoveTriangle with two other outlaws on the side), and she was an otherwise completely useless member of the gang who contributed nothing and was in need of constant supervision. At the same time, Positive Discrimination played its part considering none of the male outlaws ever seemed to notice just how much of a liability she really was. Instead she was allowed to [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale abuse and criticize them constantly]], was never required to take responsibility for her actions, and had all the outlaws fall inexplicably in love with her despite her serious attitude problem. Too useless to be an ActionGirl and too obnoxious to be a worthy DamselInDistress, no one really know truly knows ''what'' the writers were trying to achieve with her.



* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' has gotten some flak for trying a little too hard to push the ActionGirl trope. Originally the show had two combat-capable male characters (Coulson and Ward) and one female one (May) though May was generally regarded as the best of them. This got a little more complicated as the show progressed -Ward left the team, his replacement Triplett [[spoiler: was killed off]], and Coulson was promoted to Director and stopped doing fieldwork nearly as often. Meanwhile, Skye TookALevelInBadass (rather quickly, considering her rather lack of fight scenes the season prior) and Lance Hunter and Bobbi Morse were added to the team. Mack was also introduced, and eventually revealed to be a {{Badass}}, though he dislikes fighting and won't do it unless forced (and in fact spent the first half of season 2 pretending he couldn't). This left a ratio of roughly one active male fighter to three female ones on the team, and again, the women were usually portrayed as better. When the agents fight each other, the fights have always either ended ambiguously (May's first fight with Ward), with the woman winning (May's second fight with Ward, Bobbi sparring with Mack), or otherwise shown her as the better fighter despite a loss (Bobbi's fight with Ward, where she manages to fight him evenly until Kara, another female character, joins the fight on his side, despite Bobbi having spent the last few hours ''being tortured'' and not being in any condition for a fight).them.
* Deconstructed in ''Series/BrooklynNineNine''. Holt is both black and gay, which made his early police career very difficult as the 1970's through 80's were a much less tolerant time period. However in the present the problem has swapped; he finally got the various promotions he had earned over the years, but only because his higher-ups want to make themselves look good. This infuriates Holt, as it makes him feel like he didn't truly ''earn'' his position. Not only that, but he had to constantly struggle with his superiors because they wanted to [[ReassignedToAntarctica shunt him off to a quiet but visible desk job]] so they could tout their progressiveness without putting him in charge of anything.

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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' has gotten some flak for trying a little too hard to push the ActionGirl trope. Originally the show had two combat-capable male characters (Coulson and Ward) and one female one (May) though May was generally regarded as the best of them. This got a little more complicated as the show progressed -Ward - Ward left the team, his replacement Triplett [[spoiler: was killed off]], and Coulson was promoted to Director and stopped doing fieldwork nearly as often. Meanwhile, Skye TookALevelInBadass (rather quickly, considering her rather lack of fight scenes the season prior) and Lance Hunter and Bobbi Morse were added to the team. Mack was also introduced, and eventually revealed to be a {{Badass}}, though he dislikes fighting and won't do it unless forced (and in fact spent the first half of season 2 pretending he couldn't). This left a ratio of roughly one active male fighter to three female ones on the team, and again, the women were usually portrayed as better. When the agents fight each other, the fights have always either ended ambiguously (May's first fight with Ward), with the woman winning (May's second fight with Ward, Bobbi sparring with Mack), or otherwise shown her as the better fighter despite a loss (Bobbi's fight with Ward, where she manages to fight him evenly until Kara, another female character, joins the fight on his side, despite Bobbi having spent the last few hours ''being tortured'' and not being in any condition for a fight).them.
* Deconstructed in ''Series/BrooklynNineNine''. Holt is both black and gay, which made his early police career very difficult as the 1970's through 80's were a much less tolerant time period. However , in the present the problem has swapped; swapped: he finally got the various promotions he had earned over the years, but only because his higher-ups want to make themselves look good. This infuriates Holt, as it makes him feel like he didn't truly ''earn'' his position. Not only that, but he had to constantly struggle with his superiors because they wanted to [[ReassignedToAntarctica shunt him off to a quiet but visible desk job]] so they could tout their progressiveness without putting him in charge of anything.



* ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' has the episode "[=iHireAnIdiot=]" where Carly and Sam hire a male intern based on the fact that he's handsome, despite him being an idiot. For revenge, Freddie hires an attractive female intern who is also an idiot. At the end of the episode, it turned out that she was actually a brilliant college student pretending to be stupid.

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* ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' has the episode "[=iHireAnIdiot=]" where Carly and Sam hire a male intern based on the fact that he's handsome, despite him being an idiot. idiotic. For revenge, Freddie hires an attractive female intern who is also an idiot. idiotic. At the end of the episode, it turned out that she was actually a brilliant college student intentionally pretending to be stupid.



* Dr. Liz Wilson, the female veterinarian of ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}, has it all. She's a hot babe, a caring doctor, and she's smart. Back when the strip played up the romantic antagonism between her and Jon Arbuckle (before she and Jon finally became a couple), Liz was consistently portrayed as a goddess whom Jon could never measure up to, and he was lucky to be even breathing the same oxygen as she. Really, her only perceptible flaw was her DeadpanSnarker behavior toward Jon (which Jon never seemed to notice). Just to make things even, though, she ''did'' shoot down Jon so many times, and so coldly, that after a while you stopped laughing at Jon being an idiot and started to resent Liz for being so mean to him. Played more straight in ''WesternAnimation/TheGarfieldShow'' where Liz is far less snarky and irritable and willingly dates Jon from the get go. Jon, while not quite as brainless as his comic counterpart, is still pretty pathetic.

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* Dr. Liz Wilson, the female veterinarian of ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}, has it all. She's a hot babe, a caring doctor, and she's smart. Back when the strip played up the romantic antagonism between her and Jon Arbuckle (before she and Jon finally became a couple), Liz was consistently portrayed as a goddess whom Jon could never measure up to, and he was lucky to be even breathing the same oxygen as she. Really, her only perceptible flaw was her DeadpanSnarker behavior toward Jon (which Jon never seemed to notice). Just to make things even, though, she ''did'' shoot down Jon so many times, and so coldly, that after a while you while, people stopped laughing at Jon being an idiot idiotic and started to resent becoming resentful towards Liz for being so mean to him. Played more straight in ''WesternAnimation/TheGarfieldShow'' ''WesternAnimation/TheGarfieldShow'', where Liz is far less snarky and irritable and willingly dates Jon from the get go. Jon, while not quite as brainless as his comic counterpart, is still pretty pathetic.



* Coco Bandicoot of the ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'' series is significantly more intelligent and CloserToEarth than her brother ([[IdiotHero though that's not much of a challenge]]) and [[ActionGirl not far off in terms of physical power either]]. Interestingly, as more female characters were introduced in later titles, Coco seemed to gain more prominent [[TookALevelInJerkass obnoxious]] and [[TookALevelInDumbass idiotic]] tendencies (in addition to [[DamselInDistress getting kidnapped frequently]]), though still seems somewhat saner than her male comrades.
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'', FantasticRacism between humans and the shapeshifting beast-men races called the Laguz is a major theme. While there are many senselessly evil or stupid human characters, in the first installment of the 'verse there was not a single evil Laguz. They were either outright heroic, brutally tortured and crazily brainwashed into attacking the heroes, or had a [[AntiVillain very good reason]] for opposing the good guys[[note]]Yes, this includes Naesala and his ravens, considering that all the piracy and mercenary work they do is for the sake of feeding their people at home.[[/note]]. It got a bit better in the sequel, with a few Laguz bandits, some Laguz too big on the whole BloodKnight thing, references to the days when they would [[BurnTheWitch burn]] the [[HalfHumanHybrid branded]] at the stake etc., but not exceptionally either.

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* Coco Bandicoot of the ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'' series is significantly more intelligent and CloserToEarth than her brother ([[IdiotHero though that's not much of a challenge]]) and [[ActionGirl not far off in terms of physical power either]]. Interestingly, as more female characters indvidiuals were introduced in later titles, tiems, Coco seemed to gain more prominent [[TookALevelInJerkass obnoxious]] and [[TookALevelInDumbass idiotic]] tendencies (in addition to [[DamselInDistress getting kidnapped frequently]]), though still seems somewhat saner than her male comrades.
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'', FantasticRacism between humans and the shapeshifting beast-men races called the Laguz is a major theme. While there are many senselessly evil or stupid human characters, in the first installment of the 'verse installment, there was not a single evil Laguz. They were either outright heroic, brutally tortured and crazily brainwashed into attacking the heroes, or had a [[AntiVillain very good reason]] for opposing the good guys[[note]]Yes, this includes Naesala and his ravens, considering that all the piracy and mercenary work they do is for the sake of feeding their people at home.[[/note]]. It got a bit better in the sequel, with a few Laguz bandits, some Laguz too big on the whole BloodKnight thing, references to the days when they would [[BurnTheWitch burn]] the [[HalfHumanHybrid branded]] at the stake etc., but not exceptionally either.



* In some Internet communities this is referred to as "the Galbrush Paradox". Someone complains about there not being enough female or minority characters, only to than complain when those characters are depicted as equally flawed as the straight white male characters. The result is a SelfFulfillingProphecy; creators using white male leads over and over because those are the only type of people they feel they can depict as realistically flawed without offending someone. The name is a reference to ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'', with the theory positing that if Guybrush was a woman named Galbrush instead, the writers wouldn't be able to depict her as the bumbling idiot Guybrush is without being [[EverythingIsRacist accused of sexism]].

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* In some Internet communities this is referred to as "the Galbrush Paradox". Someone complains about there not being enough female or minority characters, only to than then complain when those characters are depicted as equally flawed as the straight white male characters. The result is a SelfFulfillingProphecy; SelfFulfillingProphecy: creators using white male leads over and over because those are the only type of people they feel they can depict as realistically flawed without offending someone. The name is a reference to ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'', with the theory positing that if Guybrush was a woman named Galbrush instead, the writers wouldn't be able to depict her as the bumbling idiot Guybrush is without being [[EverythingIsRacist accused of sexism]].



* Gwen of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' was TheLoad in the beginning. Later events generally portrayed her as smarter, more competent, and all around better than Ben, despite Ben being the main hero. Culminates in the TV Movie, in which Gwen is portrayed as selfless and Ben as pettily selfish, respectively.

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* Gwen of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' was TheLoad in the beginning. Later events generally portrayed her as smarter, more competent, and all around better than Ben, despite Ben being the main hero. Culminates It culminates in the TV Movie, in which Gwen is portrayed as selfless and Ben as pettily selfish, respectively.



** The sequels didn't help matters, as she's given the most reliable and versatile powers in existence, while Ben has to deal with the still occasionally unruly Omnitrix (and has it futz with his mind repeatedly), and Kevin's powers are only effective for hitting things (and he's constantly getting [[TheWorfEffect Worfed]] anyway). The only two times her powers were a drawback were when she had to deal with her grandmother, and when they threatened to make her [[GodModeSue even more powerful than before]].

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** The sequels didn't help matters, as she's given the most reliable and versatile powers in existence, while Ben has to deal with the still occasionally unruly Omnitrix (and has it futz with his mind repeatedly), and Kevin's powers are only effective for hitting things (and he's constantly getting [[TheWorfEffect Worfed]] anyway). The only two times her powers were a an actual drawback were when she had to deal with her grandmother, and when they threatened to make her [[GodModeSue even more powerful than before]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/YinYangYo'', the two main leads are girl and boy versions of each other. Yin is the overly girlish girl who likes ponies and anything pink and naturally is the more studious, mature, and level-headed of the two. Yang is a crass, crude-humor spouting blue bunny who likes boyish things like monster trucks, mindless video games, fighting anything that moves, and not studying. Also the more likely to receive [[AmusingInjuries physical slapstick]]. Once again, the three shows share writers and directors, so not much of a surprise.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/YinYangYo'', the two main leads are girl and boy versions of each other. Yin is the overly girlish girl who likes ponies and anything pink and naturally is the more studious, mature, and level-headed of the two. Yang is a crass, crude-humor spouting blue bunny who likes boyish things like monster trucks, mindless video games, fighting anything that moves, and not studying. Also the Also, Yang is more likely to receive [[AmusingInjuries physical slapstick]]. Once again, the three shows share writers and directors, so it is not much of a surprise.



** The two major African-American kid characters at Lawndale High, Jodie and Mack, seem to be the only ones outside a handful of others who have intelligence and integrity enough to earn Daria's respect. However, Jodie's parents are portrayed as horrifically mean-spirited snobs, and Jodie can have a bit of their high-handedness when she's pimping the latest extracurricular school activity that no one else cares about. Of course this is lampshaded frequently with them. In one episode they're voted King and Queen in a parade, and they point out that they win every year just because the school wants to look diverse. Jodie frequently points out that she feels ''pressured'' to be the perfect "queen of the negroes" as she puts it, because she and Mack are the only black people in their entire grade. In the series finale she ends up wanting to go to a traditionally black college just so that she can act like a normal person for once.

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** The two major African-American kid characters kids at Lawndale High, Jodie and Mack, seem to be the only ones outside a handful of others who have intelligence and integrity enough to earn Daria's respect. However, Jodie's parents are portrayed as horrifically mean-spirited snobs, and Jodie can have a bit of their high-handedness when she's pimping the latest extracurricular school activity that no one else cares about. Of course course, this is lampshaded frequently with them. In one episode One time, they're voted King and Queen in a parade, and they point out that they win every year just because the school wants to look diverse. Jodie frequently points out that she feels ''pressured'' to be the perfect "queen of the negroes" as she puts it, because she and Mack are the only black people in their entire grade. In the series finale finale, she ends up wanting to go to a traditionally black college college, just so that she can act like a normal person for once.
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* Gwen of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' was TheLoad in the first season. Perhaps to overcompensate, later seasons generally portrayed her as smarter, more competent, and all around better than Ben, despite Ben being the main character. Culminates in the TV Movie, in which Gwen is portrayed as selfless and Ben as selfish respectively.

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* Gwen of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' was TheLoad in the first season. Perhaps to overcompensate, later seasons beginning. Later events generally portrayed her as smarter, more competent, and all around better than Ben, despite Ben being the main character. hero. Culminates in the TV Movie, in which Gwen is portrayed as selfless and Ben as selfish pettily selfish, respectively.



** The sequels didn't help matters, as she's given the most reliable and versatile powers on the show, while Ben has to deal with the still occasionally unruly Omnitrix (and has it futz with his mind repeatedly), and Kevin's powers are only good for hitting things (and he's constantly getting [[TheWorfEffect Worfed]] anyway). The only two times her powers were a drawback were when she had to deal with her grandmother, and when they threatened to make her [[GodModeSue even more powerful than before]].
* The major reason for the general fandom rejection of [[TheScrappy Lola Bunny]] in ''Film/SpaceJam'', who aside from being the only new character didn't follow any of the usual humorous slapstick conventions. For instance, late in the film, Bugs pushes her out the way when one of the Monstars is about to squash her, as though she, unlike all the other toons and Bugs himself afterwards, will not just get flattened like a pancake or some other [[AmusingInjuries temporary cartoon injury]] that is easy to recover from. Even a ''human'' character in the movie gets flattened and does not receive permanent damage. One could argue this is less a case of Positive Discrimination and more WouldntHitAGirl. That said, Lola arguably exemplifies CloserToEarth, and she's the most talented basketball player of all the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes.
* Illustrated quite well in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''. Although (much like ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'') the emphasis on humor quickly turned the entire cast into idiots, viewers were constantly reminded that Cosmo and Timmy's dad were ''far'' stupider than their female counterparts Wanda and Mrs. Turner.
** However, that's not to say Wanda and Mrs. Turner are perfect (or even close). Wanda borders on being a complete bitch more often than not, while Mrs. Turner is still (usually) neglectful and not exactly a genius, even if she seems so in comparison to Mr. Turner. As for other female characters, Vicky is the embodiment of evil, Tootie and Veronica are borderline-psychotic stalkers, and Trixie is a bit bitchy and airheaded. In fact, the guys on average, sans Cosmo and Mr. Turner, probably have it better off. Despite some of their flaws (Timmy being a bit of a slow minded JerkAss, AJ being a bit of an InsufferableGenius, Chester being poorer than dirt), they're all otherwise relatively normal kids who are (usually) able to handle themselves.

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** The sequels didn't help matters, as she's given the most reliable and versatile powers on the show, in existence, while Ben has to deal with the still occasionally unruly Omnitrix (and has it futz with his mind repeatedly), and Kevin's powers are only good effective for hitting things (and he's constantly getting [[TheWorfEffect Worfed]] anyway). The only two times her powers were a drawback were when she had to deal with her grandmother, and when they threatened to make her [[GodModeSue even more powerful than before]].
* The major reason for the general fandom rejection of [[TheScrappy Lola Bunny]] in ''Film/SpaceJam'', who aside from being the only new character newcomer that didn't follow any of the usual humorous slapstick conventions. For instance, late in the film, later, Bugs pushes her out the way when one of the Monstars is about to squash her, as though she, unlike all the other toons and Bugs himself afterwards, will not just get flattened like a pancake or some other [[AmusingInjuries temporary cartoon injury]] that is easy to recover from. Even a ''human'' character in the movie gets flattened and does did not receive permanent damage. One could argue this is less a case of Positive Discrimination and more WouldntHitAGirl. That said, Lola arguably exemplifies CloserToEarth, and she's the most talented basketball player of all the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes.
* Illustrated quite well in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''. Although (much like ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'') the emphasis on humor quickly turned the entire cast into idiots, viewers were irrational people, they are constantly reminded that Cosmo and Timmy's dad were ''far'' stupider than their female counterparts Wanda and Mrs. Turner.
** However, that's not to say Wanda and Mrs. Turner are consistently perfect (or even close). Wanda borders on being a complete bitch more often than not, while Mrs. Turner is still (usually) neglectful and not exactly a genius, even if she seems so in comparison to Mr. Turner. As for other female characters, Vicky is the embodiment of evil, Tootie and Veronica are borderline-psychotic stalkers, and Trixie is a bit bitchy and airheaded. In fact, the guys on average, sans Cosmo and Mr. Turner, probably have it better off. Despite some of their flaws (Timmy being a bit of a slow minded JerkAss, AJ being a bit of an InsufferableGenius, Chester being poorer than dirt), they're all otherwise relatively normal kids who are (usually) able to handle themselves.



** The show itself does this massively with its female characters, notably Daria herself. In the series finale, both Daria and [[TallDarkAndSnarky Tom]] are getting into Bromwell University, and Tom is accepted with Daria rejected. Daria (and the writers) immediately blame this on the fact that Tom is a legacy student, and the fact that Daria has an utterly terrible interview is no longer brought up.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily,'' Penny dates Johnny, a wheelchair bound boy, out of pity. However, it turns out that Johnny is a very rude and horrible person who uses his disability to his advantage to make people do things for him. Eventually, Penny has enough and tells him to take a hike.

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** The show itself does this massively with its female characters, cast, notably Daria herself. In the series finale, both Daria and [[TallDarkAndSnarky Tom]] are getting into Bromwell University, and Tom is accepted with Daria rejected. Daria (and the writers) immediately blame this on the fact that Tom is a legacy student, and the fact that Daria has an utterly terrible interview is no longer brought up.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily,'' Penny dates Johnny, a wheelchair bound boy, out of pity. However, it turns out that Johnny is a very genuinely rude and horrible person who intentionally uses his disability to his advantage to make people do things for him. Eventually, Penny has enough and tells him to take a hike.



** Subverted in the short [[http://video.adultswim.com/robot-chicken/12-angry-little-people.html 12 Angry Little People]] in which the only black juror starts to loudly complain about how the police once took his shoe-shine box and beat him with it while using a stereotypically ignorant inflection. When the others stare at him in disgust he says, "What? Every black man on the TV gots to be a posi-a-tive role model?" Done again immediately afterwards when the other minority juror (a dog) gives a technical explanation and another juror interrupts him with, "Uh, you're a f**king dog."

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** Subverted in the short [[http://video.adultswim.com/robot-chicken/12-angry-little-people.html 12 Angry Little People]] in which the only black juror starts to loudly complain about how the police once took his shoe-shine box and beat him with it while using a stereotypically ignorant unaware inflection. When the others stare at him in disgust he says, "What? Every black man on the TV gots to be a posi-a-tive role model?" Done again immediately afterwards when the other minority juror (a dog) gives a technical explanation and another juror interrupts him with, "Uh, you're a f**king dog."



* Sandy Cheeks of ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'' played this to such extremes early on she almost comes off as a [[ParodySue parody]] of the trope. Compared to the more flawed males cast, Sandy was much CloserToEarth and often acted as the [[CanonSue unfallable voice of reason]] as well as being extremely talented in both intellectual and brawn levels, suggested to be [[GodModeSue both the strongest and smartest member of Bikini Bottom]]. Following the second season, Sandy was arguably swayed from this trope, being granted her [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} own]] [[LargeHam set]] [[SmallNameBigEgo of]] [[JerkJock flaws]] and often having her overboard positive aspects parodied or Lampshaded. However this came to be played straight again in later post-movie episodes, where the rest of the cast were Flanderized to extreme levels and Sandy arguably ending up the only main character not to have her [[JerkAss callous]] or [[TooDumbToLive idiotic]] traits exaggerated.

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* Sandy Cheeks of ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'' played this to such extremes early on she almost comes off as a [[ParodySue parody]] of the trope. Compared to the more flawed males cast, Sandy was much CloserToEarth and often acted as the [[CanonSue unfallable infallable voice of reason]] as well as being extremely talented in both intellectual and brawn levels, suggested to be [[GodModeSue both the strongest and smartest member of Bikini Bottom]]. Following the second season, Sandy was arguably swayed from this trope, being granted her [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} own]] [[LargeHam set]] [[SmallNameBigEgo of]] [[JerkJock flaws]] and often having her overboard positive aspects parodied or Lampshaded. However However, this came to be played straight again in later post-movie episodes, where the rest of the cast were Flanderized to extreme levels and Sandy arguably ending up the only main character notable individual not to have her [[JerkAss callous]] or [[TooDumbToLive idiotic]] traits exaggerated.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is renowned for using this at it's most intense form, with Marge and Lisa often established as gifted, intelligent and sensible characters, while Homer and Bart usually play immoral idiots who instigate the dilemma of each episode. The show's long run (along with {{Flanderization}} taking it's toll) has led to numerous reversals and deconstructions (Lisa has gained an ego complex due to this trope, sometimes condescending and underestimating Bart and Homer, while Marge's sensible demeanor was exaggerated to the point she needs Homer for any impulsive drive), but the trope's formula is still easily the most consistent.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Azula is a villain more competent than Zuko, apparently quicker, smarter, and much better at firebending. Justified because Zuko is NobleDemon, while Azula is straight villain.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is renowned for using this at it's its most intense form, with Marge and Lisa often established as gifted, intelligent and sensible characters, people, while Homer and Bart usually play act like immoral idiots who instigate the dilemma of each episode. The show's long run (along with {{Flanderization}} taking it's its toll) has led to numerous reversals and deconstructions (Lisa has gained an ego complex due to this trope, sometimes condescending and underestimating Bart and Homer, while Marge's sensible demeanor was exaggerated to the point she needs Homer for any impulsive drive), but the trope's formula is still easily the most consistent.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Azula is a villain more competent than Zuko, apparently quicker, smarter, and much better at firebending. Justified because Zuko is a NobleDemon, while Azula is a straight villain.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' episode "Boys vs. Girls", while battle of the sexes episodes usually at least try to teach the message that the genders are equal, Raven and Starfire beat Robin, Beast Boy and Cyborg by a landslide, 3 to 0.
* In a meta way this happened for ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}''. The creator wanted a Black member of The Misfits however ExecutiveMeddling ruined that. They weren't comfortable with having a Black antagonist so they made Jetta into a White British woman. A future episode had a Black antagonist though, and thirty years later [[ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms the comic reboot]] made Jetta into a Black British woman.
* Penny of ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'', the most down to earth character on the show and several times more competent than her Uncle Gadget and the entire police department combined, it is not rare for her to save the day almost single-handedly while the latter completely screw things up (she is a 10 year old girl). Granted Brain is near equally skilled, if far more blundering and neurotic in execution. Other female characters such as bumbling MAD agents appear but are rare. This probably has less to do with her gender than her age and status as an AudienceSurrogate character. [[WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget2015 The 2015 series]] gives Penny more flaws, though she still looks far more competent than Gadget.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' episode "Boys vs. Girls", while battle of the sexes episodes usually at least try to teach the message that the genders are equal, it is not this case here, as Raven and Starfire outright beat Robin, Beast Boy and Cyborg by a landslide, 3 to 0.
* In a meta way this happened for ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}''. The creator wanted a Black member of The Misfits however ExecutiveMeddling ruined that. They weren't comfortable with having a Black antagonist dark-skinned antagonist, so they made Jetta into a White British woman. A future episode had a Black antagonist though, and thirty years later [[ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms the comic reboot]] made Jetta into a Black British woman.
* Penny of ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'', the most down to earth character person on the show and several times more competent than her Uncle Gadget and the entire police department combined, it is not rare for her to save the day almost single-handedly while the latter completely screw things up (she is a 10 year old girl). Granted Brain is near equally skilled, if far more blundering and neurotic in execution. Other female characters such as bumbling MAD agents appear but are rare. This probably has less to do with her gender than her age and status as an AudienceSurrogate character. [[WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget2015 The 2015 series]] gives Penny more flaws, though she still looks far more competent than Gadget.
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* In ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', Patrick "Panther" Spencer, the only black character in the series, gets this treatment. By the final arc, where a chapter or play doesn't seem to be able to go by without saying he's greater than everyone else due to "his black genes", it really sticks out.

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* In ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', Patrick "Panther" Spencer, the only black character in the series, a well-known, dark-skinned individual, gets this treatment. By the final arc, story, where a chapter or play doesn't seem to be able to go by without saying he's greater than everyone else due to "his black genes", it really truly sticks out.



* Nils Nielsen is the only black Gunpla Fighter in ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'', and one of the precious few black characters in the entire Franchise/{{Gundam}} franchise in general. He's a 13-year old ChildProdigy with several [=PhD=]s, as well as the son of a [[GreatDetective famous detective]] and a prominent female martial arts champion. On the other hand, he does mix up his Chinese and Japanese cultures when building his "Sengoku" Astray, something {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by the show's Japanese cast members.

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* Nils Nielsen is the only black genuinely dark-skinned Gunpla Fighter in ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'', and one of the precious few black characters in the entire Franchise/{{Gundam}} franchise in general. He's a 13-year old ChildProdigy with several [=PhD=]s, as well as the son of a [[GreatDetective famous detective]] and a prominent female martial arts champion. On the other hand, he does mix up his Chinese and Japanese cultures when building his "Sengoku" Astray, something {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by the show's Japanese cast members.



** Deunan from his previous manga ''Manga/{{Appleseed}}'' is much less perfect and relies heavily on her much more level headed partner/boyfriend Briareos. Yet she is still the only woman of the unit and by far the most badass officer on the force.

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** Deunan from his previous manga ''Manga/{{Appleseed}}'' is much less perfect and relies heavily on her much more level headed level-headed partner/boyfriend Briareos. Yet she is still the only woman of the unit and by far the most badass officer on the force.



* A particularly common theme in comics is to have black scientists as well, especially circa the 1970s or 80s, where it would likely have seemed ironic and well intentioned of the writers- Comicbook/{{Cyborg}}'s parents (and his love interest at STAR Labs), Bumblebee of the Comicbook/TeenTitans, and more. Marvel examples include Thunderball (the ''only'' black member of the universally idiotic thugs in The Wrecking Crew was the brilliant nuclear physicist), Vermin, and streetwise more standard-type geniuses like Hobie Brown, among others. There's also Chemistro (Hood's go to science guy) and Deadly Nightshade from ComicBook/{{MODOK}}'s 11. Also Mister Terrific, who is usually portrayed as the smartest member of the [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]] and the team's go-to science whiz. He's generally called the third smartest man on Earth.

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* A particularly common theme in comics is to have black scientists as well, especially circa the 1970s or 80s, where it would likely have seemed ironic and well intentioned well-intentioned of the writers- writers - Comicbook/{{Cyborg}}'s parents (and his love interest at STAR Labs), Bumblebee of the Comicbook/TeenTitans, and more. Marvel examples include Thunderball (the ''only'' black member of the universally idiotic thugs in The Wrecking Crew was the brilliant nuclear physicist), Vermin, and streetwise more standard-type geniuses like Hobie Brown, among others. There's also Chemistro (Hood's go to science guy) and Deadly Nightshade from ComicBook/{{MODOK}}'s 11. Also Mister Terrific, who is usually portrayed as the smartest member of the [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]] and the team's go-to science whiz. He's generally called the third smartest man on Earth.
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* In the Franchise/{{LEGO}} series ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', each Toa team has only one female on it, the main three so far being Gali, Nokama and Hahli. In the latter two cases, they are the least flawed and the wisest members of their teams. Particularly noticeable in ''Legends of Metru Nui'' in which each Toa Metru is given a major character flaw which they must overcome to unlock their individual mask powers, such as Vakama's lack of confidence and Matau's inability to stop and think before rushing in. Not only is Nokama's flaw relatively small (not admitting when she's wrong), [[InformedFlaw it is only referenced once and she overcomes it very early on, extremely quickly.]] Note that this stopped applying to her after her team's transformation into Turaga elders.\\\

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* In the Franchise/{{LEGO}} series ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', each Toa team has only one female on it, the main three so far being Gali, Nokama and Hahli. In the latter two cases, they are the least flawed and the wisest members of their teams. Particularly noticeable in ''Legends of Metru Nui'' in which each Toa Metru is given a major character flaw which they must overcome to unlock their individual mask powers, such as Vakama's lack of confidence and Matau's inability to stop and think before rushing in. Not only is Nokama's flaw relatively small (not admitting when she's wrong), [[InformedFlaw it is only referenced once and she overcomes it very early on, extremely quickly.]] Note that this stopped applying to her after her team's transformation into Turaga elders.\\\
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* Arguably the reason that ComicBook/BlackPanther's African country of Wakanda should be lifting into the air and hovering far above the backwards, petty influence of all those...well, every other ethnicity there is...any day now. However, the country of Wakanda is shown to have it's own problems, mainly infighting between other African nations, and that they're xenophobes, but taking into consideration the histories that other African nations have with foreign powers, you can't really blame them.

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* Arguably the reason that ComicBook/BlackPanther's African country of Wakanda should be lifting into the air and hovering far above the backwards, petty influence of all those...well, every other ethnicity there is...any day now. However, the country of Wakanda is shown to have it's its own problems, mainly infighting between other African nations, and that they're xenophobes, but taking into consideration the histories that other African nations have with foreign powers, you can't really blame them.
10th Jun '16 4:13:42 PM WillBGood
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* Used to a similar extent in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. While Francine and Hayley are still very flawed human beings, [[StrawLoser they look far more stable and competent compared to Stan]] (and the other Smith males to a lesser extent). This is even more evident in later episodes where Stan, originally an experienced CIA agent, has suffered heavy BadassDecay and devolved into a brainless ManChild identical to Creator/{{Seth MacFarlane}}ís other {{Bumbling Dad}}s. Meanwhile Francine's experiences include becoming a fully fledged ActionSurvivor in a hurricane and proving pure enough to become ''[[ItMakesSenseInContext the girlfriend of Jesus Christ]]''.Peter]]).

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* Used to a similar extent in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. While Francine and Hayley are still very flawed human beings, [[StrawLoser they look far more stable and competent compared to Stan]] (and the other Smith males to a lesser extent). This is even more evident in later episodes where Stan, originally an experienced CIA agent, has suffered heavy BadassDecay and devolved into a brainless ManChild identical to Creator/{{Seth MacFarlane}}ís other {{Bumbling Dad}}s. Meanwhile Francine's experiences include becoming a fully fledged ActionSurvivor in a hurricane and proving pure enough to become ''[[ItMakesSenseInContext the girlfriend of Jesus Christ]]''.Peter]]).Christ]]'').
10th Jun '16 2:50:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/TheGamers: Dorkness Rising'' a female joins the group and two of the guys flip out (the other two being the ex boyfriend and the DM who knew ahead of time.) And:

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* In ''Film/TheGamers: Dorkness Rising'' ''Film/TheGamersDorknessRising'' a female joins the group and two of the guys flip out (the other two being the ex boyfriend and the DM who knew ahead of time.) And:
10th Jun '16 2:13:46 AM Morgenthaler
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** The rest of the trilogy plays it fairly straight. In ''Film/{{Dawn of the Dead|1978}}'' the African-American SWAT officer is both the groups' best fighter and savvy enough to not get overconfident, and the film's survivors are him and the only female of the group. The same goes for Film/{{Day Of The Dead}}, as the female and/or non-white characters are both the most moral in the film, and its only survivors.

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** The rest of the trilogy plays it fairly straight. In ''Film/{{Dawn of the Dead|1978}}'' the African-American SWAT officer is both the groups' best fighter and savvy enough to not get overconfident, and the film's survivors are him and the only female of the group. The same goes for Film/{{Day Of The Dead}}, Dead|1985}}, as the female and/or non-white characters are both the most moral in the film, and its only survivors.
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