History Main / TokenMinority

24th Apr '18 2:39:22 PM EdnaWalker
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In some casts of animal, alien, or monster characters, WorldOfFunnyAnimals or not, there is a majority species and one or more minority species. Often the majority of the animal cast is made up of mammals and there is a token non-mammal. Usually, the token non-mammal is a bird, but reptiles, amphibians, and even invertebrates are certainly not unheard of. Sometimes, there are token PettingZooPeople in a group of FunnyAnimal[=/=]CivilizedAnimal tier animals. Sometimes, there are token animals, aliens, or monsters representing ethnic minorities in a group made of supposedly "white" ones.

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In some casts of animal, alien, or monster characters, WorldOfFunnyAnimals or not, there is a majority species and one or more minority species. Often [[WorldOfMammals the majority of the animal cast is made up of mammals mammals]] and there is a token non-mammal. Usually, the token non-mammal is a bird, but reptiles, amphibians, and even invertebrates are certainly not unheard of. Sometimes, there are token PettingZooPeople in a group of FunnyAnimal[=/=]CivilizedAnimal tier animals. Sometimes, there are token animals, aliens, or monsters representing ethnic minorities in a group made of supposedly "white" ones.
21st Apr '18 10:44:41 PM nombretomado
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'', Dr. Ragland is the only black character of plot significance. Particularly {{egregious}} considering the game takes place in ''UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity''.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'', Dr. Ragland is the only black character of plot significance. Particularly {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} considering the game takes place in ''UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity''.
26th Mar '18 10:09:19 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'' looks to be doing this by using ComicBook/{{Katana}} as Batman's sidekick instead of ComicBook/{{Robin}} or ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}. Noticeable in that she was explicitly touted as "the new Robin" in press releases.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'' looks looked to be doing this by using ComicBook/{{Katana}} as Batman's sidekick instead of ComicBook/{{Robin}} or ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}. Noticeable in that she was explicitly touted as "the new Robin" in press releases. Seeing how the show was canned after a mere 26 episodes, forbidden from being aired after September 28, 2014, and written off by the company we will never know.
19th Mar '18 5:41:32 AM EdnaWalker
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19th Mar '18 5:41:21 AM EdnaWalker
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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/MuchaLucha'', where the whole [[ThreeAmigos main trio]] is non-white. Rikochet is [[ButNotTooBlack somewhat dark-skinned]], and Buena Girl and Flea's skin looks sort of Indian. However, many secondary characters are white. The show is set in Mexico (or at least a Mexican-American community), where everyone is perceived to be "foreign" and "exotic" in ''some'' way.

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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/MuchaLucha'', where the whole [[ThreeAmigos main trio]] is non-white. Rikochet is [[ButNotTooBlack somewhat dark-skinned]], and Buena Girl and Flea's skin looks sort of Indian.MestIndian. However, many secondary characters are white. The show is set in Mexico (or at least a Mexican-American community), where everyone is perceived to be "foreign" and "exotic" in ''some'' way.


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* Several episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheGetAlongGang'' included a turtle named Braker as an ancillary member of the Gang, with the Cartoon Over-Analyzations blog describing him as "the Furry equivalent of a Token Minority," as he was the one reptile in a group of mammals.
7th Mar '18 8:36:04 AM nombretomado
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** Mac's background is close to that of her actress, Catherine Bell. She was born in London to a Scottish father and Iranian mother.

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** Mac's background is close to that of her actress, Catherine Bell.Creator/CatherineBell. She was born in London to a Scottish father and Iranian mother.
15th Feb '18 4:39:23 PM nombretomado
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* Debuting in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'', ComicBook/{{Batwoman}} managed to provoke a BrokenBase even before this due to press releases touting her as DC's first lesbian hero, who would be receiving DC's full support. Then DC promptly didn't do anything with her outside the series for over a year (and even in the series, she received little attention, as she was more supporting cast for her girlfriend, Renee Montoya). In all that time, she had very little storyline, so her characterization was mostly as a closeted lesbian and a Jew. When she did finally get her own series, she abandoned her LipstickLesbian lifestyle for tattoos and apparently coming out off-camera.

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* Debuting in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'', ComicBook/{{Batwoman}} managed to provoke a BrokenBase even before this due to press releases touting her as DC's first lesbian hero, who would be receiving DC's full support. Then DC promptly didn't do anything with her outside the series for over a year (and even in the series, she received little attention, as she was more supporting cast for her girlfriend, Renee Montoya). In all that time, she had very little storyline, so her characterization was mostly as a closeted lesbian and a Jew. When she did finally get came back in her own series, she abandoned was retconned into having a much more [[ButchLesbian butch]] look and having come out several years before her LipstickLesbian lifestyle for tattoos and apparently coming out off-camera.first appearance.
12th Feb '18 4:54:38 PM nombretomado
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* {{Pete}} and P.J. are this in ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'', ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie'', and ''An Extremely Goofy Movie'' are token cats, despite being treated like {{Dogfaces}} in those worlds. Also, Waffles and Chainsaw from ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' are a token cat and dog in a world of {{Dogfaces}}.

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* {{Pete}} {{WesternAnimation/Pete}} and P.J. are this in ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'', ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie'', and ''An Extremely Goofy Movie'' are token cats, despite being treated like {{Dogfaces}} in those worlds. Also, Waffles and Chainsaw from ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' are a token cat and dog in a world of {{Dogfaces}}.
3rd Feb '18 4:48:06 PM system
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3rd Feb '18 4:46:24 PM DRFYHDTHJUTG
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