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25th Jun '16 9:10:42 AM Dingbot
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* ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamat'' originally has the Gamilians fashioned after Europe, the White Comet Empire after America and the Bolans after Soviet Russia. In the reboot Anime/SpaceBattleship2199, Gamilans are so stereotypical German that they even have a space Austria Zalts.

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* ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamat'' ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'' originally has the Gamilians fashioned after Europe, the White Comet Empire after America and the Bolans after Soviet Russia. In the reboot Anime/SpaceBattleship2199, Gamilans are so stereotypical German that they even have a space Austria Zalts.
22nd Jun '16 2:46:01 AM Doug86
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* In Robert Asprin's ''Myth Adventure'' fantasy novels, the race of "deveels" are hard-bargaining master traders and look like traditional red-skinned hoofed devils. When Creator/PhilFoglio adapted the first tome in the series as a comic book, he tossed in a lot of Jewish references and got hit with enough complaints that he (sort of) apologized in a later issue.

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* In Robert Asprin's ''Myth Adventure'' ''Literature/MythAdventures'' fantasy novels, the race of "deveels" are hard-bargaining master traders and look like traditional red-skinned hoofed devils. When Creator/PhilFoglio adapted the first tome in the series as a comic book, he tossed in a lot of Jewish references and got hit with enough complaints that he (sort of) apologized in a later issue.
19th Jun '16 12:25:08 AM LondonKdS
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** "The Creature From the Pit" has the Bandits, who were modelled on a pastiche of Fagin from ''Literature/OliverTwist'' with no concern for how this was going to end up looking.

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** "The Creature From the Pit" has the Bandits, a group of bandits in a HumanAlien society who were modelled on a pastiche of Fagin from ''Literature/OliverTwist'' ''Literature/OliverTwist'', with no concern for how this was going to end up looking.
18th Jun '16 8:49:12 AM Meritocrat
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** The lumpen-nosed, big-eared, insatiably greedy Ferengi are seen by some as antisemitic characters, and their earliest appearances were also criticized as being ''Japanese'' stereotypes. According to WordOfGod, the Ferengi were meant to be strawmen for American ''capitalists'' in general, and were compared to "Yankee Traders" in their first appearance. The name 'Ferengi' is derived from an Arabic and Hindi slur for [[AcceptableTargets white people.]] The comparisons to Jewish stereotypes became more common after they were ditched as villains and became comic relief. For what it's worth, the staff writer who most enjoyed writing Ferengi episodes was Ira Steven Behr, a Jew, and all four major Ferengi characters are played by Jews.

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** The lumpen-nosed, big-eared, insatiably greedy Ferengi are seen by some as antisemitic characters, and their earliest appearances were also criticized as being ''Japanese'' stereotypes. According to WordOfGod, the Ferengi were meant to be strawmen for American ''capitalists'' in general, and were compared to "Yankee Traders" in their first appearance. The name 'Ferengi' is derived from an Farsi, Arabic and Hindi slur for term meaning [[AcceptableTargets white people.westerners.]] The comparisons to Jewish stereotypes became more common after they were ditched as villains and became comic relief. For what it's worth, the staff writer who most enjoyed writing Ferengi episodes was Ira Steven Behr, a Jew, and all four major Ferengi characters are played by Jews.
27th May '16 2:31:13 AM Spindriver
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** The Disc's dwarfs started out as a fairly positive parody of [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame generic fantasy dwarfs]] -- complete with a love of gold and rather touchy clannish attitudes, but honorable and reliable. Then, over the course of the series, their culture developed more and more parallels to real-world Jewish culture, notably a strong attachment to ''tradition''; there were [[WordOfGod hints]] that Jewish readers spotted the parallels before the author did himself, ironically given that some older fantasies may have used dwarfs as ''hostile'', antisemitic parodies of Judaism. Although the novels' view of dwarfs (and by the analogy, Judaism) remained essentially positive, their culture was shown to include a bigoted, fundamentalist element that may have some resemblance to extreme Orthodox Judaism.

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** The Disc's dwarfs started out as a fairly positive parody of [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame generic fantasy dwarfs]] -- complete with a love of gold and rather touchy clannish attitudes, but honorable and reliable. Then, over the course of the series, their culture developed more and more parallels to real-world Jewish culture, notably a strong attachment to ''tradition''; there were [[WordOfGod hints]] that Jewish readers spotted the parallels before the author did himself, ironically given that [[Theatre/TheRingOfTheNibelung some older fantasies fantasies]] may have used dwarfs as ''hostile'', antisemitic parodies of Judaism. Although the novels' view of dwarfs (and by the analogy, Judaism) remained essentially positive, their culture was shown to include a bigoted, fundamentalist element that may have some resemblance to extreme Orthodox Judaism.
27th May '16 2:18:45 AM Spindriver
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* Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series frequently uses {{Fantasy Counterpart Culture}}, but the only real example of this trope are the diminutive and violent Nac Mac Feegle, who are a combination of the kinder ViolentGlaswegian stereotypes and Franchise/TheSmurfs.

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* Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series frequently uses {{Fantasy Counterpart Culture}}, but the only real example there are two examples of this trope are the detectable:
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diminutive and violent Nac Mac Feegle, who Feegle are a combination of the kinder ViolentGlaswegian stereotypes with a touch of Franchise/TheSmurfs and Franchise/TheSmurfs.bits of traditional fairy lore.
** The Disc's dwarfs started out as a fairly positive parody of [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame generic fantasy dwarfs]] -- complete with a love of gold and rather touchy clannish attitudes, but honorable and reliable. Then, over the course of the series, their culture developed more and more parallels to real-world Jewish culture, notably a strong attachment to ''tradition''; there were [[WordOfGod hints]] that Jewish readers spotted the parallels before the author did himself, ironically given that some older fantasies may have used dwarfs as ''hostile'', antisemitic parodies of Judaism. Although the novels' view of dwarfs (and by the analogy, Judaism) remained essentially positive, their culture was shown to include a bigoted, fundamentalist element that may have some resemblance to extreme Orthodox Judaism.
23rd May '16 12:13:17 PM pinkdalek
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** The Primitives in "Colony in Space" and the Swampies in "The Power of Kroll" are both Native Americans, though the Primitives are a bit more MagicalNativeAmerican and the Swampies are more unromanticised.

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** The Primitives in "Colony in Space" and the Swampies in "The Power of Kroll" are both Native Americans, though the Primitives are a bit more MagicalNativeAmerican MagicalNativeAmerican-ish and the Swampies are more unromanticised.an unromanticised, angry race stuck being bullied by white people on TheRez.
23rd Apr '16 2:26:10 PM NiGHTS
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* The pandas from the ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' episode "Lost Horizons" are Chinese stereotypes, so much so that the episode was taken out of circulation and only showed up again when the show was released on DVD.

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* The pandas from the ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' episode "Lost "Last Horizons" are Chinese stereotypes, so much so that the episode was taken out of circulation and only showed up again when the show was released on DVD.
20th Apr '16 3:37:53 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': Jynx was accused of being a caricature of a black woman with its pitch-black skin, huge lips, and name evoking voodoo. The truth is a bit more complicated. It's mostly based on the [[{{Youkai}} Yuki-Onna]] from Japanese folklore, but its appearance is partially inspired by Swarthy Pete, a Moorish servant of Saint Nicholas who is often depicted in European Christmas stuff as a BlackFace caricature (claims that is was based on the overly tanned "Ganguro" fashion don't hold water, as it was virtually unknown when the game was in production). In any event, it was eventually made purple to deflect criticism.



* Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato originally has the Gamilians fashioned after Europe, the White Comet Empire after America and the Bolans after Soviet Russia. In the reboot Anime/SpaceBattleship2199, Gamilans are so stereotypical German that they even have a space Austria Zalts.

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* Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamat'' originally has the Gamilians fashioned after Europe, the White Comet Empire after America and the Bolans after Soviet Russia. In the reboot Anime/SpaceBattleship2199, Gamilans are so stereotypical German that they even have a space Austria Zalts.



** Sunflower from is a centaurette who is a donkey from the waist down and a black girl from the waist up. She's so badly stereotyped that she got {{Orwellian Retcon}}ned out of the 1969 re-release and all subsequent releases. There were also two zebra-based centaurettes who are black from the waist up. The other centaurs and centaurettes are horse-based and white (well, they have Caucasian features; they're an AmazingTechnicolorPopulation) from the waist up.
*** In addition, when the centaurs pair up romantically, each pair is a perfect color match. The "odd man out" centaur, a blue male, is dejected and lonely until his proper match, a blue female, appears.

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** Sunflower from is a centaurette who is a donkey from the waist down and a black girl from the waist up. She's so badly stereotyped that she got {{Orwellian Retcon}}ned out of the 1969 re-release and all subsequent releases. There were also two zebra-based centaurettes who are black from the waist up. The other centaurs and centaurettes are horse-based and white (well, they have Caucasian features; they're an AmazingTechnicolorPopulation) from the waist up.
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up. In addition, when the centaurs pair up romantically, each pair is a perfect color match. The "odd man out" centaur, a blue male, is dejected and lonely until his proper match, a blue female, appears.



* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'':
** The original movie has mice and cats - across many different countries - representing, respectively, the poor and their oppressors. Fievel and his family are Russian Jewish mice fleeing from Cossack cats, for instance. We also meet Italian mice fleeing the cat mafia, and Irish mice, for whom cats seem to represent British colonialism.
** ''Fievel Goes West'' throws in some culturally-insensitive Native American mice.
* Also by Creator/DonBluth, the original {{Big Lipped Alligator|Moment}} from ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'' could be considered this, given the bone through his nose, the deep-voiced jazz number, and...well...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the big lips]].



* The ''[[Literature/{{Redwall}} Redwall]]'' series features multiple characters from "[[OopNorth the Northlands]]" (north of Mossflower, that is).

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* The ''[[Literature/{{Redwall}} Redwall]]'' ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' series features multiple characters from "[[OopNorth the Northlands]]" (north of Mossflower, that is).



* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': Jynx was accused of being a caricature of a black woman with its pitch-black skin, huge lips, and name evoking voodoo. The truth is a bit more complicated. It's mostly based on the [[{{Youkai}} Yuki-Onna]] from Japanese folklore, but its appearance is partially inspired by Swarthy Pete, a Moorish servant of Saint Nicholas who is often depicted in European Christmas stuff as a BlackFace caricature (claims that is was based on the overly tanned "Ganguro" fashion don't hold water, as it was virtually unknown when the game was in production). In any event, it was eventually made purple to deflect criticism.



* ''{{Squidbillies}}'', rather obviously, is about squids who display hillbilly stereotypes.

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* ''{{Squidbillies}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Squidbillies}}'', rather obviously, is about squids who display hillbilly stereotypes.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'':



* The ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' movie has mice and cats - across many different countries - representing, respectively, the poor and their oppressors. Fievel and his family are Russian Jewish mice fleeing from Cossack cats, for instance. We also meet Italian mice fleeing the cat mafia, and Irish mice, for whom cats seem to represent British colonialism.
** ''Fievel Goes West'' throws in some culturally-insensitive Native American mice.
* Also by Creator/DonBluth, the original {{Big Lipped Alligator|Moment}} from ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'' could be considered this, given the bone through his nose, the deep-voiced jazz number, and...well...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the big lips]].
17th Apr '16 6:09:56 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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** Watto, from the prequel films, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watto#Controversy raised concerns about being a Jewish caricature]], being a hook-nosed, penny-pinching merchant and slave owner. It doesn't help that in the second film, Watto even wears a beard and black hat vaguely similar to a style favored by Hasidic (ultra-Orthodox) Jews (although there have been claims about him being modeled after stereotypes about Italians or Arabs). Perhaps to dissuade these accusations, in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' the king of Watto's species has a vaguely British accent, and despite his small stature is depicted as a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy proud warrior]]. Although Toydarians are all [[PlanetOfHats grasping and unpleasant]], it seems their worst sin is slave-owning.

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** Watto, from the prequel films, [[http://en.films, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watto#Controversy org/wiki/Watto#Allegations_of_antisemitism raised concerns about being a Jewish caricature]], being a hook-nosed, penny-pinching merchant and slave owner. It doesn't help that in the second film, Watto even wears a beard and black hat vaguely similar to a style favored by Hasidic (ultra-Orthodox) Jews (although there have been claims about him being modeled after stereotypes about Italians or Arabs). Perhaps to dissuade these accusations, in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' the king of Watto's species has a vaguely British accent, and despite his small stature is depicted as a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy proud warrior]]. Although Toydarians are all [[PlanetOfHats grasping and unpleasant]], it seems their worst sin is slave-owning.
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