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4th Jun '16 4:51:58 PM Sharysa
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* ''{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}}'s'' protagonist Cord Cai is a {{Deconstruction}} of the "Asian-American gangster" stereotype, portraying Cord as a beaten-down, traumatized young man who feels that being a gangster [[TragicVillain is the only option he has for justice,]] since the actual justice system fucked up royally. But according to the author, the story will go even ''farther'' than TragicVillain status: [[WrongGenreSavvy Cord is a superhero who thinks he's a villain.]]

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* ''{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}}'s'' protagonist Cord Cai is a {{Deconstruction}} of the "Asian-American gangster" stereotype, portraying Cord as a stereotype: A beaten-down, traumatized young man who feels that being a gangster [[TragicVillain is the only option he has for justice,]] since the actual justice system fucked up royally. But according to the author, the story will go even ''farther'' than TragicVillain status: flipping the stereotype: [[WrongGenreSavvy Cord is a superhero who thinks he's a villain.]]
3rd Jun '16 1:22:57 PM Sharysa
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* ''{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}}'s'' protagonist Cord Cai is a {{Deconstruction}} of the "Asian-American gangster" stereotype, portraying Cord as a beaten-down, traumatized young man who feels that being a gangster [[TragicVillain is the only option he has for justice,]] since the actual justice system doesn't give a shit about him. But according to the author, the story will go even ''farther'' than TragicVillain status and openly calls Cord a superhero.

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* ''{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}}'s'' protagonist Cord Cai is a {{Deconstruction}} of the "Asian-American gangster" stereotype, portraying Cord as a beaten-down, traumatized young man who feels that being a gangster [[TragicVillain is the only option he has for justice,]] since the actual justice system doesn't give a shit about him. fucked up royally. But according to the author, the story will go even ''farther'' than TragicVillain status and openly calls status: [[WrongGenreSavvy Cord is a superhero.superhero who thinks he's a villain.]]
3rd Jun '16 1:54:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/HannahMontana'''s {{Alpha Bitch}}es Amber and Ashley are played by a black girl and an Asian girl. Amber is the hottest girl in school and a RichBitch, a role usually restricted to [[BlondesAreEvil blondes]], and Ashley is a bitchy AsianAirhead as opposed to "model minority" AsianAndNerdy. So, less of an [[UnfortunateImplications Unfortunate Implication]] as much as a case of not restricting the ethnic kids to BlackBestFriend and TokenMinority.

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* ''Series/HannahMontana'''s {{Alpha Bitch}}es Amber and Ashley are played by a black girl and an Asian girl. Amber is the hottest girl in school and a RichBitch, a role usually restricted to [[BlondesAreEvil blondes]], blondes, and Ashley is a bitchy AsianAirhead as opposed to "model minority" AsianAndNerdy. So, less of an [[UnfortunateImplications Unfortunate Implication]] as much as a case of not restricting the ethnic kids to BlackBestFriend and TokenMinority.
2nd Jun '16 12:41:36 AM Sharysa
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* ''{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}}'s'' protagonist Cord Cai is a {{Deconstruction}} of the "Asian-American gangster" stereotype, portraying Cord as a beaten-down, traumatized young man who feels that being a gangster [[TragicVillain is the only option he has for justice,]] since the actual justice system doesn't give a shit about him. But according to the author, the story will go even ''farther'' than TragicVillain status and openly calls Cord a superhero.
29th Apr '16 3:14:38 PM StarSword
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* You'd generally expect a ginormous black guy to be a ScaryBlackMan who talks like someone from the 'hood. Hamish Lunley from ''Literature/TheMakoSaga'' is a GentleGiant, and very very ''Scottish''. (He was adopted from a Chicago orphanage by a Scottish couple.)
22nd Apr '16 10:04:52 AM trulymadmoves
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* ''Theater/AVeryPotterMusical'' casts a white girl with an exaggerated Southern drawl as the canonically Chinese-British Cho Chang. She occasionally drops some [[GratuitousForeignLanguage Gratuitous Chinese]] ([[AllAsiansAreAlike and]] [[GratuitousJapanese Japanese]]), implying that her name isn't as [[NonIndicativeName non-indicative]] as it seems.

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* ''Theater/AVeryPotterMusical'' casts a white girl with an exaggerated Southern drawl as the canonically Chinese-British Cho Chang. She occasionally drops some [[GratuitousForeignLanguage Gratuitous Chinese]] ([[AllAsiansAreAlike ([[InterchangeableAsianCultures and]] [[GratuitousJapanese Japanese]]), implying that her name isn't as [[NonIndicativeName non-indicative]] as it seems.
22nd Apr '16 10:04:14 AM trulymadmoves
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* At least one production of ''Theater/AVeryPotterMusical'' cast a white girl with an exaggerated Southern drawl as the canonically Chinese-British Cho Chang.

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* At least one production of ''Theater/AVeryPotterMusical'' cast casts a white girl with an exaggerated Southern drawl as the canonically Chinese-British Cho Chang.Chang. She occasionally drops some [[GratuitousForeignLanguage Gratuitous Chinese]] ([[AllAsiansAreAlike and]] [[GratuitousJapanese Japanese]]), implying that her name isn't as [[NonIndicativeName non-indicative]] as it seems.
2nd Apr '16 8:30:04 AM Jhonny
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* Creator/SerdarSomuncu. a German of Turkish descent born in Istanbul deliberately invoked this trope after his acting career ended with him being a ClassicallyTrainedExtra who would play stereotypic "immigrant" characters with a fake accent that wasn't his, despite being well versed in Goethe, Schiller and all the rest. So he decided to do something GERMAN for his standup program. What you ask? Oh, only reading Hitler's mein Kampf (in a way that makes people laugh, which he admits was the point). He later reflected on that and the resulting identity crisis in a program aptly titled "Hitler Kebap".
17th Mar '16 6:13:01 PM R1ck
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* Russell from ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' doesn't really play any Asian stereotypes. He's not apparently AsianAndNerdy nor is he [[AllAsiansKnowMartialArts good at fighting]]. He's also more overweight than stereotypes tend to go.
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* ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' -- [[ScaryBlackMan Massive, terrifying, black convict]] ([[TattooedCrook with a facial tattoo!]]) taking the detonator for the other boat we assumed to blow up the other boat and save himself [[spoiler: instead throwing it out of the window.]] "Give it to me, and I'll do what you shoulda did ten minutes ago." CrowningMomentOfAwesome?? Hell, yes!

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* ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' -- [[ScaryBlackMan Massive, terrifying, black convict]] ([[TattooedCrook with a facial tattoo!]]) taking the detonator for the other boat we assumed to blow up the other boat and save himself [[spoiler: instead throwing it out of the window.]] boat. "Give it to me, and I'll do what you shoulda did ten minutes ago." Which is throwing it out the window. CrowningMomentOfAwesome?? Hell, yes!



** The black guy in town, played by Sidney Poitier, is not just a ScaryBlackMan; he's also a respected detective from Philadelphia. And in case you're wondering, [[MemeticMutation they call him 'Mr. Tibbs'!]] Not a big deal in 2009, but a huge deal in 1967.
** Actually the bigger deal was Chief Gillespie. A white small-town, southern police chief who was clearly bigoted, who actually managed to swallow his prejudices and help the black detective solve the crime. Mega-huge deal in 1967. And a well-deserved Oscar for Creator/RodSteiger's performance.

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** The black guy in town, played by Sidney Poitier, is not just a ScaryBlackMan; suspicious black man passing through town on the night of a murder; he's also a respected detective from Philadelphia. And in case you're wondering, [[MemeticMutation they call him 'Mr. Tibbs'!]] Not a big deal in 2009, but a huge deal in 1967.
** Actually the bigger deal was Chief Gillespie. A white small-town, southern police chief who was clearly bigoted, who actually managed to swallow his prejudices and help the black detective solve the crime. Mega-huge deal in 1967. And a well-deserved Oscar for Creator/RodSteiger's performance.
Tibbs'!]], not 'boy'.



* The film ''Film/AmericanGangster''. The success of Frank Lucas' all-black Harlem based drug ring in the 1970's was apparently so unheard of that when RussellCrowe's cop character tries to tell the Feds that Lucas is the one behind the drugs, they flatly refuse to believe that "a nigger" could pull it off.



** Dr. Julian Bashir, a vaguely Middle Eastern man who isn't a terrorist and has a British accent, showing that there are nonwhites born and raised in the UK



* In the ''[[Series/PushingDaisies'' episode "The Fun in Funeral," the culprit turns out to be an Asian-American good ol' boy who killed the victim to get back Civil War memorabilia belonging to his great-grandfather (a ChineseLaborer who wandered off from the railroad and ended up joining the Confederacy).

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* In the ''[[Series/PushingDaisies'' ''Series/PushingDaisies'' episode "The Fun in Funeral," the culprit turns out to be an Asian-American good ol' boy who killed the victim to get back Civil War memorabilia belonging to his great-grandfather (a ChineseLaborer who wandered off from the railroad and ended up joining the Confederacy).



* ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2''. Rochelle is a fan of Depeche Mode, and Coach has a deep-seated love for rock music from how much he likes the Midnight Riders. Both characters are black.
5th Mar '16 8:03:09 AM ToApeiron
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-->'''Cartman''': Alright, Token, play the bass.
-->'''Token''': Cartman, I told you I don't know how to-
-->'''Cartman''': Token, you're black, you can play the damn bass.
-->'''Token''': Cartman, that's a racist-
-->'''Cartman''': TOKEN PLAY THE DAMN BASS!
-->(''Token plays the bass perfectly'')

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-->'''Cartman''': Alright, Token, play the bass.
give me a smooth bass line.
-->'''Token''': Cartman, I told you I don't know how to-
to play bass.
-->'''Cartman''': Token, you're how many times we have to go through this? You are black, you can play the damn bass.
-->'''Token''': Cartman, that's a racist-
I'm getting sick of your stereotypes.
-->'''Cartman''': TOKEN PLAY THE DAMN BASS!
Be as sick as you want, just give me a goddamn bass line!
-->(''Token plays the bass perfectly'')a perfect funky line with slap'')
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