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23rd May '16 2:18:22 PM HighCrate
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* In the late 1960s and early 1970s, following the recommendations of the [[http://clickamericana.com/topics/politics/racism-in-america-the-kerner-report-1968 Kerner Commission Report]], television sought to catch up with reality by casting a lot of black people. Most of this was ColorblindCasting - if the part didn't call for a specific race, give it to a black actor. But it also led to a plethora of black brain surgeons, brilliant professors and engineers. And was massively subverted on ''StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' with Dr. Richard Daystrom, who ''was'' a brilliant computer expert but went AxeCrazy along with his new multitronic system.
23rd May '16 1:24:07 PM CaptEquinox
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* In the late 1960s and early 1970s, television sought to catch up with reality by casting a lot of black people. Most of this was ColorblindCasting - if the part didn't call for a specific race, give it to a black actor. But it also led to a plethora of black brain surgeons, brilliant professors and engineers. And was massively subverted on ''StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' with Dr. Richard Daystrom, who ''was'' a brilliant computer expert but went AxeCrazy along with his new multitronic system.

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* In the late 1960s and early 1970s, following the recommendations of the [[http://clickamericana.com/topics/politics/racism-in-america-the-kerner-report-1968 Kerner Commission Report]], television sought to catch up with reality by casting a lot of black people. Most of this was ColorblindCasting - if the part didn't call for a specific race, give it to a black actor. But it also led to a plethora of black brain surgeons, brilliant professors and engineers. And was massively subverted on ''StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' with Dr. Richard Daystrom, who ''was'' a brilliant computer expert but went AxeCrazy along with his new multitronic system.
19th May '16 8:48:16 PM AnotherDuck
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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Reincarnation}}'' series of games, the Reincarnys (sinners who have escaped from Hell) have all been male up until the most recent mini-release. While the male Reincarnys have typically been serial killers, child rapists, and so on, the first female is simply a drug dealer. And unlike most of the other Reincarnys you recapture, her death occurs offscreen (though the bloody aftermath is shown) and there's no scene of "Luke" torturing her afterwards.



* In the ''VideoGame/{{Reincarnation}}'' series of games, the Reincarnys (sinners who have escaped from Hell) have all been male up until the most recent mini-release. While the male Reincarnys have typically been serial killers, child rapists, and so on, the first female is simply a drug dealer. And unlike most of the other Reincarnys you recapture, her death occurs offscreen (though the bloody aftermath is shown) and there's no scene of "Luke" torturing her afterwards.
19th May '16 6:24:12 AM HighCrate
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** Which is then averted, since [[spoiler: one of the lesbians [[BuryYourGays dies]]]].
18th May '16 4:34:36 PM fiona249
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** Which is then averted, since [[spoiler: one of the lesbians [[BuryYourGays dies]]]].
12th May '16 3:48:04 PM CaptEquinox
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* This trope is everywhere in Disney's 1964 Academy Award-winning version of ''Film/MaryPoppins''. The title character outright describes herself as "practically perfect in every way", and is similarly constantly spoken of as wonderful by various other (male) characters - even though most of the feats Mary can perform are thanks to magical powers she apparently was born with (the film implies she's some sort of angel, or even a goddess), and aside from that she doesn't seem to have any special talents besides being [[BeautyEqualsGoodness pretty]] and kind-hearted. Her male counterpart, the vagabond Bert, is a mere mortal who lives on the street and is [[AshFace covered with black ash]] from sweeping chimneys much of the time, and also provides most of the film's slapstick. The trope extends to the Banks family: the father, George, is well-meaning but constantly comes across as grumpy, pompous, and insensitive to his children (and naturally, he's learned to be a better father by the film's end); his wife Winifred, meanwhile, is an activist in the women's suffrage movement (the story taking place in 1910, [[DeliberateValuesDissonance when the idea of women being able to vote was still seen as radical]]), but mostly avoids becoming a StrawFeminist and is portrayed much more positively. Their children are Jane and Michael: Jane is apparently the older of the two and seems to be morally and intellectually superior to her brother; Michael mostly follows his sister's lead and has a problem with constantly saying stupid things or acting rudely. To top it all off, when Mary, Jane, Michael, and Bert take part in a merry-go-round horse race in the countryside, Mary and Jane easily leave Michael and Bert in the dust (although Bert at least has the excuse of slowing down to rescue [[SpaceJews an Irish fox]] being hunted by bloodhounds). And of course, the most morally pure character in the film - and arguably [[TheHeart the film's conscience]] - is "the little old bird-woman" who sits on the steps of the cathedral. There is one instance in which the trope is subverted, if only for a moment: When Mary is first meeting the children - this being the same scene where she says she's "practically perfect in every way" - she tells Michael he's "extremely stubborn and suspicious." Jane giggles gleefully at this - until [[BreakTheHaughty Mary silences her by telling her she giggles too much]].

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* This trope is everywhere in Disney's 1964 Academy Award-winning version of ''Film/MaryPoppins''. The title character outright describes herself as "practically perfect in every way", and is similarly constantly spoken of as wonderful by various other (male) characters - even though most of the feats Mary can perform are thanks to magical powers she apparently was born with (the film implies she's some sort of angel, or even a goddess), and aside from that she doesn't seem to have any special talents besides being [[BeautyEqualsGoodness pretty]] and kind-hearted. If she isn't a CanonSue she is the nearest thing to it. She is ''much'' sweeter than the literary original, who could be acerbic and downright cruel. Her male counterpart, the vagabond Bert, is a mere mortal who lives on the street and is [[AshFace covered with black ash]] from sweeping chimneys much of the time, and also provides most of the film's slapstick. The trope extends to the Banks family: the father, George, is well-meaning but constantly comes across as grumpy, pompous, and insensitive to his children (and naturally, he's learned to be a better father by the film's end); his wife Winifred, meanwhile, is an activist in the women's suffrage movement (the story taking place in 1910, [[DeliberateValuesDissonance when the idea of women being able to vote was still seen as radical]]), but mostly avoids becoming a StrawFeminist and is portrayed much more positively.positively (and by the end of the film she's converted her feminist banner to a kite's tail For Motherhood). Their children are Jane and Michael: Jane is apparently the older of the two and seems to be morally and intellectually superior to her brother; Michael mostly follows his sister's lead and has a problem with constantly saying stupid things or acting rudely. To top it all off, when Mary, Jane, Michael, and Bert take part in a merry-go-round horse race in the countryside, Mary and Jane easily leave Michael and Bert in the dust (although Bert at least has the excuse of slowing down to rescue [[SpaceJews an Irish fox]] being hunted by bloodhounds). And of course, the most morally pure character in the film - and arguably [[TheHeart the film's conscience]] - is "the little old bird-woman" who sits on the steps of the cathedral. There is one instance in which the trope is subverted, if only for a moment: When Mary is first meeting the children - this being the same scene where she says she's "practically perfect in every way" - she tells Michael he's "extremely stubborn and suspicious." Jane giggles gleefully at this - until [[BreakTheHaughty Mary silences her by telling her she giggles too much]].



* In the late 1960s and early 1970s, television sought to catch up with reality by casting a lot of black people. Most of this was ColorblindCasting - if the part didn't call for a specific race, give it to a black actor. But it also led to a plethora of black brain surgeons, brilliant professors and engineers. And was massively subverted on ''[[StarTrekTheOriginalSeries]]'' with Dr. Richard Daystrom, who ''was'' a brilliant computer expert but went AxeCrazy along with his new multitronic system.

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* In the late 1960s and early 1970s, television sought to catch up with reality by casting a lot of black people. Most of this was ColorblindCasting - if the part didn't call for a specific race, give it to a black actor. But it also led to a plethora of black brain surgeons, brilliant professors and engineers. And was massively subverted on ''[[StarTrekTheOriginalSeries]]'' ''StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' with Dr. Richard Daystrom, who ''was'' a brilliant computer expert but went AxeCrazy along with his new multitronic system.
12th May '16 3:37:56 PM CaptEquinox
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* In the late 1960s and early 1970s, television sought to catch up with reality by casting a lot of black people. Most of this was ColorblindCasting - if the part didn't call for a specific race, give it to a black actor. But it also led to a plethora of black brain surgeons, brilliant professors and engineers. And was massively subverted on ''[[StarTrekTheOriginalSeries]]'' with Dr. Richard Daystrom, who ''was'' a brilliant computer expert but went AxeCrazy along with his new multitronic system.
21st Apr '16 5:35:11 AM N8han11
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AtomicBetty'', Paloma is a TokenMinority with more powers than the rest of the cast (good guys and villains alike), no flaws whatsoever, genius IQ, probably enough psychic powers to take over the world, but since her role is to be a token minority she's like 1% of the show, and never gets to beat up any bad guys, save the world, gets any substantial adventures of her own, or even get to do some comment on Betty's adventures.



** Also happens in ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution''. Humans in their area (who seem less ethnically diverse than the mutants) find out about the mutants and freak out. So the X-Men take a Caribbean cruise to 'take a break' from the bigotry. They are exposed as mutants and treated as freaks/outcasts by the other passengers (almost all of whom are white) when Jean uses her powers to put out a fire. They visit an island where they are again revealed to be mutants, though the dark skinned islanders are shown to be extremely friendly and actually admire them for their abilities.\\\
Boom Boom was the one who caused the fire by blowing up someone's plate out of annoyance, so yeah. And the islanders are welcoming to the mutants after Amara saves them from a volcano (yes, she accidentally triggers a second eruption, but they don't really see the connection). There's also the fact on how they first met mutants. The general populace of America, including there school and those on the boat, discovered mutants when they were fighting a robot and causing lots of property damage. Sure, it wasn't their fault and they were acquitted, but the damage was done, and most had made up their mind that Mutants are evil, evil abominations who all have some ulterior motive. The islanders apparently had never heard of a mutant (Did they look like they had a TV, or even electricity?) and their first introduction to them was, them selflessly saving their lives (Ironically, from something they caused) and had only the good ones to see. It wasn't so much as positive discrimination, just a matter of first impression. Plus, there's been other ethnicities at their school.

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** Also happens in ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution''. Humans in their area (who seem less ethnically diverse than the mutants) find out about the mutants and freak out. So the X-Men take a Caribbean cruise to 'take a break' from the bigotry. They are exposed as mutants and treated as freaks/outcasts by the other passengers (almost all of whom are white) when Jean uses her powers to put out a fire. They visit an island where they are again revealed to be mutants, though the dark skinned islanders are shown to be extremely friendly and actually admire them for their abilities.\\\
Boom Boom was the one who caused the fire by blowing up someone's plate out of annoyance, so yeah. And the islanders are welcoming to the mutants after Amara saves them from a volcano (yes, she accidentally triggers a second eruption, but they don't really see the connection). There's also the fact on how they first met mutants. The general populace of America, including there school and those on the boat, discovered mutants when they were fighting a robot and causing lots of property damage. Sure, it wasn't their fault and they were acquitted, but the damage was done, and most had made up their mind that Mutants are evil, evil abominations who all have some ulterior motive. The islanders apparently had never heard of a mutant (Did they look like they had a TV, or even electricity?) and their first introduction to them was, them selflessly saving their lives (Ironically, from something they caused) and had only the good ones to see. It wasn't so much as positive discrimination, just a matter of first impression. Plus, there's been other ethnicities at their school.
8th Apr '16 1:45:34 PM Monolaf317
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** Surprsingly for a such queer-friendly show, the two openly non-heterosexual female characters avert this: Jenna Darabond is a manipulative and even downright dangerous DepravedBisexual, and Lunch Lady Belinda is a DirtyOldWoman AbhorrentAdmirer who targets both males and females.

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** Surprsingly Surprisingly for a such queer-friendly show, the two openly non-heterosexual female characters avert this: Jenna Darabond is a manipulative and even downright dangerous DepravedBisexual, and Lunch Lady Belinda is a DirtyOldWoman AbhorrentAdmirer who targets both males and females.
8th Apr '16 1:44:28 PM Monolaf317
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* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'': [[MagicalMinority Matthew Derringer]] and [[MagicalQueer Tanner Christiansen]] play the OnlySaneMan role to DumbJock Blaine, douchebag Than, and the [[YourCheatingHeart occasionally annoying]] Justin.
** Surprsingly for a such queer-friendly show, the two openly non-heterosexual female characters avert this: Jenna Darabond is a manipulative and even downright dangerous DepravedBisexual, and Lunch Lady Belinda is a DirtyOldWoman AbhorrentAdmirer who targets both males and females.
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