History Main / StereotypeFlip

24th Sep '16 4:59:05 PM nombretomado
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* In the manga ''{{Cyborg 009}}'', the character of 008, the only character on the team from Africa, is drawn in an incredibly [[UnfortunateImplications unfortunate]] art style that is more than a little similar to blackface. This is at odds with his actual personality, which is an intelligent and stoic man who is passionate about preserving his culture and protecting his land and people from harm. In the stories that take place in Africa, the people are drawn in the same stereotypical way, but the reader is told that they're a people with a rich culture that ought to be preserved instead of converted or stamped out. Inversely, the non-African imperialists and poachers are shown as greedy and uncaring about anyone they hurt in the process of getting what they want.

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* In the manga ''{{Cyborg 009}}'', ''Manga/Cyborg009'', the character of 008, the only character on the team from Africa, is drawn in an incredibly [[UnfortunateImplications unfortunate]] art style that is more than a little similar to blackface. This is at odds with his actual personality, which is an intelligent and stoic man who is passionate about preserving his culture and protecting his land and people from harm. In the stories that take place in Africa, the people are drawn in the same stereotypical way, but the reader is told that they're a people with a rich culture that ought to be preserved instead of converted or stamped out. Inversely, the non-African imperialists and poachers are shown as greedy and uncaring about anyone they hurt in the process of getting what they want.
11th Sep '16 12:11:38 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Victorian author Creator/WilkieCollins liked to do this to stereotypes of his day. For example, in stage melodramas, the villain was always portrayed as being [[LeanAndMean incredibly thin]] while fat men tended to be jolly comic relief style characters. So, in ''Literature/TheWomanInWhite'', Collins carefully cast the fat man as the main villain of the piece, an evil Italian gangster. [[AffablyEvil He is still pretty jolly, though.]]

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* Victorian author Creator/WilkieCollins liked to do this to stereotypes of his day. For example, in stage melodramas, the villain was always portrayed as being [[LeanAndMean incredibly thin]] while fat men tended to be jolly [[BigFun jolly]] [[FatComicRelief comic relief relief]] style characters. So, in ''Literature/TheWomanInWhite'', Collins carefully cast the fat man as the main villain of the piece, an evil Italian gangster. [[AffablyEvil He is still pretty jolly, though.]]
11th Sep '16 12:10:55 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Victorian author Creator/WilkieCollins liked to do this to stereotypes of his day. For example, in stage melodramas, the villain was always portrayed as being incredibly thin while fat men tended to be jolly comic relief style characters. So, in ''Literature/TheWomanInWhite'', Collins carefully cast the fat man as the main villain of the piece, an evil Italian gangster. [[AffablyEvil He is still pretty jolly, though.]]

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* Victorian author Creator/WilkieCollins liked to do this to stereotypes of his day. For example, in stage melodramas, the villain was always portrayed as being [[LeanAndMean incredibly thin thin]] while fat men tended to be jolly comic relief style characters. So, in ''Literature/TheWomanInWhite'', Collins carefully cast the fat man as the main villain of the piece, an evil Italian gangster. [[AffablyEvil He is still pretty jolly, though.]]
25th Aug '16 2:04:28 PM DaibhidC
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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' establishes its stereotypes purely to flip them, such as Cassanunda, a great lover from a culture that generally doesn't acknowledge the existence of two genders, or the reveal that the Big Dumb Troll stereotype is purely a side-effect of the weather.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' establishes its stereotypes purely to flip them, such as Cassanunda, a great lover from a culture that generally doesn't acknowledge the existence of two genders, or the reveal that the Big Dumb Troll stereotype is purely a side-effect of the weather. In ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'', Mr Nutt, a character who talks like a philosophy professor and avoids conflict whenever possible is revealed near the end [[spoiler: to be an orc]].
25th Aug '16 2:03:15 PM DaibhidC
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25th Aug '16 2:02:49 PM DaibhidC
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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' establishes its stereotypes purely to flip them, such as Cassanunda, a great lover from a culture that generally doesn't acknowledge the existence of two genders, or the reveal that the Big Dumb Troll stereotype is purely a side-effect of the weather.
23rd Aug '16 11:54:27 PM Morgenthaler
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** The protagonist himself, who looks almost exactly like BuddyHolly (which becomes highly pertinent to the plot). He's an atheist, but not [[HollywoodAtheist a bitter or sarcastic one]], and by the end of the novel he has come to believe in a Higher Power after all.

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** The protagonist himself, who looks almost exactly like BuddyHolly Music/BuddyHolly (which becomes highly pertinent to the plot). He's an atheist, but not [[HollywoodAtheist a bitter or sarcastic one]], and by the end of the novel he has come to believe in a Higher Power after all.
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.
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