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8th Jul '17 2:02:13 PM nombretomado
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* While the 2006 historical film ''Film/{{Flyboys}}'' was already heavily criticized for its historical inaccuracies relating to its World War I setting, one of the more amusing ones came from the film's fictional Token Minority, Eugene Skinner, a black boxer who joined the squadron to 'pay back' his adopted homeland. Mainly because the end of the movie showed a picture of the real-life squadron which was composed of exactly zero minorities. A rare moment where a film actually seems proud to reveal when it didn't do its research. TheOtherWiki's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flyboys_%28film%29 entry on the film]] points out that the film confuses the Lafayette Escadrille with the Lafayette Flying Corps with whom Eugene Bullard (the real person Skinner was based on) actually flew.

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* While the 2006 historical film ''Film/{{Flyboys}}'' was already heavily criticized for its historical inaccuracies relating to its World War I setting, one of the more amusing ones came from the film's fictional Token Minority, Eugene Skinner, a black boxer who joined the squadron to 'pay back' his adopted homeland. Mainly because the end of the movie showed a picture of the real-life squadron which was composed of exactly zero minorities. A rare moment where a film actually seems proud to reveal when it didn't do its research. TheOtherWiki's Wiki/TheOtherWiki's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flyboys_%28film%29 entry on the film]] points out that the film confuses the Lafayette Escadrille with the Lafayette Flying Corps with whom Eugene Bullard (the real person Skinner was based on) actually flew.
17th Jun '17 10:00:29 AM DynastiNoble
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' there is Cyborg as the only African-American in the team and Robin who is Romani. Raven is an apparently white HalfHumanHybrid and the other two have [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation orange and green]] skin (though Beast Boy was born white before turning green).

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' there is Cyborg as the only African-American in the team and Robin who is Romani. Romani even though he looks white. Raven is an apparently white HalfHumanHybrid and the other two have [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation orange and green]] skin (though Beast Boy was born white before turning green).green).
** Herald and Bumblebee are black while Mas y Menós are Hispanic.



%%* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has the South Asian Maheswarans and Ghanian-American Pizza family. There's also AmbiguouslyBrown Garnet and Lars.

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%%* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has the South Asian Maheswarans and Ghanian-American Pizza family. There's also AmbiguouslyBrown Garnet and Lars.Lars (who is Filipino).


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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' has Lincoln and his family being white except for Lucy who has pale skin resembling a light shade of gray, Clyde being black with a black dad and a white dad, and of course, the Casagrandes as a Hispanic family with CJ having Down Syndrome.
6th Jun '17 7:16:20 PM JamesA807
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Bennetts were given two adopted sons who were African American and Japanese respectively.
6th Jun '17 7:13:30 PM JamesA807
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* In order to have some racial diversity in the cast of ''WesternAnimation/BionicSix'' (despite the main characters all being related), the Bennetts were given two adopted sons who were African American and Japanese respectively.



* In order to have some racial diversity in the cast of ''WesternAnimation/BionicSix'' (despite the main characters all being related), the Bennetts were given two adopted sons who were African American and Japanese respectively.

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* In order to have some racial diversity in the cast of ''WesternAnimation/BionicSix'' (despite the main characters all being related), the Bennetts were given two adopted sons who were African American and Japanese respectively.respectively.
* Black Johnathan Reed in ''WesternAnimation/DaveyAndGoliath'' was added by the Lutheran Church to make the series more diverse in post Civil Rights 1970s America, followed by the Hispanic Cisco, Mr. Lee, an Asian barber, and George Soaring Eagle, a boy of Native American descent, to name a few.
28th May '17 5:57:38 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''FireEmblem'' has Devdan, a rather simple halberdier that is ripe with some UnfortunateImplications. The next game does have Fiona, but she has about as much character as an old boot.
* The ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series has two examples. General Leo Christophe from VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI and Barret Wallace from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. The latter was played perfectly straight amongst the heroes. Paradoxically, it wasn't done for the feelings of the fans, or for racial diversit. General Leo, however, is a slight inversion because the sprite has the same skin tone as the rest of the characters, while his art has a notably darker skin tone.
** Sazh Katzroy from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII''.

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* ''FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance'' has Devdan, a rather simple halberdier that is ripe with some UnfortunateImplications. The next game does have Fiona, but she has about as much character as an old boot.
the only black guy in the game. Sequel ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn'' adds AmbiguouslyBrown Fiona.
* The ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series has two examples. General Leo Christophe from VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' and Barret Wallace from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. The latter was played perfectly straight amongst the heroes. Paradoxically, it wasn't done for the feelings of the fans, or for racial diversit. General Leo, however, is a slight inversion because the sprite has the same skin tone as the rest of the characters, while his art has a notably darker skin tone.
** Sazh Katzroy from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII''.''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' is the token black guy.
28th May '17 5:48:31 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' series tends to have this, given their explicitly Japanese setting:

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* The ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' series tends to have this, given their its explicitly Japanese setting:
28th May '17 5:48:15 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** There's the boss of the main character in VideoGame/PokemonRanger 2, and a BoisterousBruiser as well as DaChief.

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** There's the boss of the main character in VideoGame/PokemonRanger ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger'' 2, and a BoisterousBruiser as well as DaChief.



** Pheobe, who showed up in ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', is implied to be Pacific Islander.
** In the fourth generation games, they did add another token minority, a Frontier Brain named Dahlia who is ambiguously latina.
** Gen V. Minor NPC of varying skin tone are common, and two [[note]]Iris's skin tone is AmbiguouslyBrown in the games and anime, though Sugimori's original art is darker skinned than her sprite and anime counterpart[[/note]] gym leaders are black. Granted, one can't help but slightly cringe that in ''Black/White 2'', the basketball team are the first black people you come across. At the very least, they provide the first truly challenging duels for the player.
** Averted in Gen VI - Not only do you have the option to customize the character's skin tone, but the player encounters a fair number of AmbiguouslyBrown and even black trainers (more than previous games). Nobody treats them any differently. Of the main characters Shauna is the only non-white one (unless your protagonist is brown), though Tierno seems to be latino.

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** Pheobe, who showed up in ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', is implied to be the Poke-verse's equivalent of Pacific Islander.
** In the fourth generation games, ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'', they did add another token minority, a Frontier Brain named Dahlia who is ambiguously latina.
** Gen V. Minor NPC In ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', minor [=NPCs=] of varying skin tone are common, and two [[note]]Iris's skin tone is AmbiguouslyBrown in the games and anime, though Sugimori's original art is darker skinned than her sprite and anime counterpart[[/note]] gym leaders are black. Granted, one can't help but slightly cringe that in ''Black/White 2'', ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite2'', the basketball team are the first black people you come across. At the very least, they provide the first truly challenging duels for the player.
** Averted in Gen VI ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' - Not only do you have the option to customize the character's skin tone, but the player encounters a fair number of AmbiguouslyBrown and even black trainers (more than previous games). Nobody treats them any differently. Of That said, of the main characters Shauna is the only non-white one (unless your protagonist is brown), though Tierno seems to be latino.brown).



* ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' has an interesting take on this. While the crew of the Normandy consists mainly of humans with only one member of various other species present (one asari, one turian, etc.), those species are so common throughout the galaxy that most of your NPC interactions involve them. Tali'Zorah Nar Rayya, on the other hand, is the only quarian in the entire game, making her your token minority team member. She's also a [[SpaceJews Space Gypsy]], making her and anyone of her race a barely tolerated outcast everywhere outside their fleet.
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' gives a double subversion, since Shepard's field mission squad consist of only three humans and seven aliens of different races, but when it comes to the human crew on Normandy SR-2, [[OnlySaneMan Jacob Taylor]] is the only black man on the whole ship, until you download the DLC and thus you have Token Minorities within token minorities. In the humans, you have an Australian (Miranda), a Canadian (Shepard, both sexes), an American (Jacob), a Brit (Zaeed), and a Japanese GenkiGirl (Kasumi).

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''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' has an interesting take on this. While the crew of the Normandy consists mainly of humans with only one member of various other species present (one asari, one turian, etc.), those species are so common throughout the galaxy that most of your NPC interactions involve them. Tali'Zorah Nar Rayya, on the other hand, is the only quarian in the entire game, making her your token minority team member. She's also a [[SpaceJews Space Gypsy]], making her and anyone of her race a barely tolerated outcast everywhere outside their fleet.
* ** ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' gives a double subversion, since Shepard's field mission squad consist of only three humans and seven aliens of different races, but when it comes to the human crew on Normandy SR-2, [[OnlySaneMan Jacob Taylor]] is the only black man on the whole ship, until you download the DLC and thus you have Token Minorities within token minorities. In the humans, you have an Australian (Miranda), a Canadian (Shepard, both sexes), an American (Jacob), a Brit (Zaeed), and a Japanese GenkiGirl (Kasumi).



* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}: Innocent Sin'', Lisa Silverman is the token white girl of a Japanese high school, much to her annoyance.



* The ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' series is pretty bad about this, given that whatever motley crew of Persona users that you play as are usually saving the entire planet. The only two games with foreign characters (both walking PhenotypeStereotype in appearance) are the second and third games. The third game has Bebe, a French foreign exchange student and [[{{Otaku}} Japanophile]], as a [[DatingSim Social Link]], and while a white girl (Lisa Silverman) is a major playable character in the second game, there's also a minor character named [[EthnicScrappy Tony]], also a foreigner, who goes around and takes lewd photos of women. Lisa is also interesting insofar as she's been raised in Japan her entire life, cannot speak English, and her parents are [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents among the most extreme Japanophiles ever]], as they desire her to [[YamatoNadeshiko behave like a traditional Japanese girl]]. Noticing a trend here?

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* The ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' series is pretty bad about tends to have this, given that whatever motley crew of Persona users that you play as are usually saving their explicitly Japanese setting:
** ''VideoGame/Persona2'' has party member Lisa Silverman,
the entire planet. The only daughter of two games with foreign characters (both walking PhenotypeStereotype in appearance) are the second and third games. The third game has Bebe, a French foreign exchange student and [[{{Otaku}} Japanophile]], as a [[DatingSim Social Link]], and while a white girl (Lisa Silverman) is a major playable character in the second game, there's also a minor character named [[EthnicScrappy Tony]], also a foreigner, who goes around and takes lewd photos of women. Lisa is also interesting insofar as Americans. That said, she's been raised in Japan her entire life, cannot speak English, and her parents are [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents among the most extreme Japanophiles ever]], as they Japanophiles]] who desire her to [[YamatoNadeshiko behave like a traditional Japanese girl]]. Noticing girl]], much to her chagrin. There's also a trend here?minor character named [[EthnicScrappy Tony]] who goes around and takes lewd photos of women.
** ''VideoGame/Persona3'' has "Bebe", a French foreign exchange student and [[{{Otaku}} Japanophile]], as your Temperance Arcana [[RelationshipValues Social Link]].
** ''VideoGame/Persona5'' has party member Ann Takamaki, a quarter-white girl who lived overseas for sometime before coming back to Japan. Her foreign background makes her the subject of numerous malicious rumors at her school, which is not helped by the volleyball coach treating her as an exotic LustObject.
9th May '17 9:00:37 AM teddybear334
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* ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' averts this trope. The cast includes
Of the seven members of the main cast, three are female, two are Latina women, two are African-American men, and one is Jewish.
* Captain Holt, is both African-American and gay, though neither he nor his partner fall easily into stereotypes.

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* ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' averts this trope. The cast includes
Of the seven members of the main cast, three are female, two are Latina women, Latina, two are African-American men, African-American, and one is Jewish.
* ** Captain Holt, is both African-American and gay, though neither he nor his partner fall easily into stereotypes.
9th May '17 8:59:16 AM teddybear334
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* ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' averts this trope. The cast includes
Of the seven members of the main cast, three are female, two are Latina women, two are African-American men, and one is Jewish.
* Captain Holt, is both African-American and gay, though neither he nor his partner fall easily into stereotypes.
** Argentine-born actress Stephanie Beatriz said that when she and Cuban-American Melissa Fumero realized they were both members of the main cast, they were sure there had been a mistake and that one of them was going to get fired
8th May '17 10:22:56 PM dvorak
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* In ''VideoGame/StarCraft1'', the only black fellow in the entire Colonial/UED Marine Corps drives the SCV. [[UnfortunateImplications I get that Terrans are space hillbillies, but wow...]]

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* In ''VideoGame/StarCraft1'', ''VideoGame/StarCraft'', the only black fellow in the entire Colonial/UED Marine Corps drives the SCV. [[WorkerUnit SCV.]] [[UnfortunateImplications I get that Terrans are space hillbillies, but wow...]]
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