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22nd May '18 4:50:01 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'', which features a class warfare between downtrodden minorities (led by the black Daisy Fitzroy) and a racist white society (led by the "Prophet" Zachary Hale Comstock), has come under criticism for its somewhat awkward use of the theme of race. The juxtaposition of Comstock and Fitzroy [[http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/03/25/bioshock-infinite-pc-review/ has been called]] a false [[http://www.errantsignal.com/blog/?p=500 equivalency]], and the main quantum mechanics story thread being independent of race (although the two themes do dovetail in some of the subplots, e.g., the gunsmith and his wife) have led some to question why even add race relations to the game at all. ''[[DownloadableContent Burial at Sea]]'' [[AuthorsSavingThrow attempts to alleviate this]] by making Fitzroy more sympathetic, revealing that [[spoiler:she never wanted to kill Fink's son, and only pretended to because the Luteces needed Elizabeth to become more comfortable with killing.]] However, this in itself was controversial, as not a few fans found the fact that [[spoiler:Fitzroy, the only significant Black character, had to die for the sake of empowering Elizabeth, a white woman, under the notion of turning the latter into a 'woman', extremely problematic. Especially since Fitzroy is told point blank she had to be a martyr and to pretend to be a villain, a {{retcon}} many find ham-fisted.]]

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* ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'', which features a class warfare between downtrodden minorities (led by the black Daisy Fitzroy) and a racist white society (led by the "Prophet" Zachary Hale Comstock), has come under criticism for its somewhat awkward use of the theme of race. The juxtaposition of Comstock and Fitzroy [[http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/03/25/bioshock-infinite-pc-review/ has been called]] a false [[http://www.errantsignal.com/blog/?p=500 equivalency]], and the main quantum mechanics story thread being independent of race (although the two themes do dovetail in some of the subplots, e.g., the gunsmith and his wife) have led some to question why even add race relations to the game at all. ''[[DownloadableContent Burial at Sea]]'' [[AuthorsSavingThrow attempts to alleviate this]] by making Fitzroy more sympathetic, revealing that [[spoiler:she never wanted to kill Fink's son, and only pretended to because the Luteces needed Elizabeth to become more comfortable with killing.]] However, this in itself was controversial, as not a few fans found the fact that [[spoiler:Fitzroy, the only significant Black character, had to die for the sake of empowering Elizabeth, a white woman, under the notion of turning the latter into a 'woman', extremely problematic. Especially since Fitzroy is told point blank she had to be a martyr and to pretend to be a villain, a {{retcon}} many find ham-fisted.]]
22nd May '18 4:48:24 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** To add more fuel to the fire, the Mandrill's backstory involves being abused by his father, and ultimately abandoned in the desert to die, because his father [[ChocolateBaby thought that he was the result of an interracial affair by his mother]], which is yet another aspect of the "African men want to rape white women" stereotype.

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** To add more fuel to the fire, the Mandrill's backstory involves being abused by his father, and ultimately abandoned in the desert to die, because his father [[ChocolateBaby thought that he was the result of an interracial affair by his mother]], which is yet another aspect of the "African men want to rape white women" stereotype.
22nd May '18 4:41:59 PM WanderingBrowser
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** To add more fuel to the fire, the Mandrill's backstory involves being abused by his father, and ultimately abandoned in the desert to die, because his father [[ChocolateBaby thought that he was the result of an interracial affair by his mother]], which is yet another aspect of the "African men want to rape white women" stereotype.
21st May '18 9:01:36 AM Eagal
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* ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'', which features a class warfare between downtrodden minorities (led by the black Daisy Fitzroy) and a racist white society (led by the "Prophet" Zachary Hale Comstock), has come [[http://www.abc.net.au/arts/stories/s3733057.htm under criticism]] for its somewhat awkward use of the theme of race. The juxtaposition of Comstock and Fitzroy [[http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/03/25/bioshock-infinite-pc-review/ has been called]] a false [[http://www.errantsignal.com/blog/?p=500 equivalency]], and the main quantum mechanics story thread being independent of race (although the two themes do dovetail in some of the subplots, e.g., the gunsmith and his wife) have led some to question [[http://pc.mmgn.com/Articles/bioshock-infinite-was-the-racism-necessa why even add]] race relations to the game at all. ''[[DownloadableContent Burial at Sea]]'' [[AuthorsSavingThrow attempts to alleviate this]] by making Fitzroy more sympathetic, revealing that [[spoiler:she never wanted to kill Fink's son, and only pretended to because the Luteces needed Elizabeth to become more comfortable with killing.]] However, this in itself was controversial, as not a few fans found the fact that [[spoiler:Fitzroy, the only significant Black character, had to die for the sake of empowering Elizabeth, a white woman, under the notion of turning the latter into a 'woman', extremely problematic. Especially since Fitzroy is told point blank she had to be a martyr and to pretend to be a villain, a {{retcon}} many find ham-fisted.]]

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* ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'', which features a class warfare between downtrodden minorities (led by the black Daisy Fitzroy) and a racist white society (led by the "Prophet" Zachary Hale Comstock), has come [[http://www.abc.net.au/arts/stories/s3733057.htm under criticism]] criticism for its somewhat awkward use of the theme of race. The juxtaposition of Comstock and Fitzroy [[http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/03/25/bioshock-infinite-pc-review/ has been called]] a false [[http://www.errantsignal.com/blog/?p=500 equivalency]], and the main quantum mechanics story thread being independent of race (although the two themes do dovetail in some of the subplots, e.g., the gunsmith and his wife) have led some to question [[http://pc.mmgn.com/Articles/bioshock-infinite-was-the-racism-necessa why even add]] add race relations to the game at all. ''[[DownloadableContent Burial at Sea]]'' [[AuthorsSavingThrow attempts to alleviate this]] by making Fitzroy more sympathetic, revealing that [[spoiler:she never wanted to kill Fink's son, and only pretended to because the Luteces needed Elizabeth to become more comfortable with killing.]] However, this in itself was controversial, as not a few fans found the fact that [[spoiler:Fitzroy, the only significant Black character, had to die for the sake of empowering Elizabeth, a white woman, under the notion of turning the latter into a 'woman', extremely problematic. Especially since Fitzroy is told point blank she had to be a martyr and to pretend to be a villain, a {{retcon}} many find ham-fisted.]]
20th May '18 6:30:42 PM rjd1922
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* ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'', which features a class warfare between downtrodden minorities (led by the black Daisy Fitzroy) and a racist white society (led by the "Prophet" Zachary Hale Comstock), has come [[http://www.abc.net.au/arts/stories/s3733057.htm under criticism]] for its somewhat awkward use of the theme of race. The juxtaposition of Comstock and Fitzroy [[http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/03/25/bioshock-infinite-pc-review/ has been called]] a false [[http://www.errantsignal.com/blog/?p=500 equivalency]], and the main quantum mechanics story thread being independent of race (although the two themes do dovetail in some of the subplots, e.g., the gunsmith and his wife) have led some to question [[http://pc.mmgn.com/Articles/bioshock-infinite-was-the-racism-necessa why even add]] race relations to the game at all. ''[[DownloadableContent Burial at Sea]]'' [[AuthorsSavingThrow attempts to alleviate this]] by making Fitzroy more sympathetic, revealing that [[spoiler:she never wanted to kill Fink's son, and only pretended to because the Luteces needed Elizabeth to become more comfortable with killing.]]

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* ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'', which features a class warfare between downtrodden minorities (led by the black Daisy Fitzroy) and a racist white society (led by the "Prophet" Zachary Hale Comstock), has come [[http://www.abc.net.au/arts/stories/s3733057.htm under criticism]] for its somewhat awkward use of the theme of race. The juxtaposition of Comstock and Fitzroy [[http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/03/25/bioshock-infinite-pc-review/ has been called]] a false [[http://www.errantsignal.com/blog/?p=500 equivalency]], and the main quantum mechanics story thread being independent of race (although the two themes do dovetail in some of the subplots, e.g., the gunsmith and his wife) have led some to question [[http://pc.mmgn.com/Articles/bioshock-infinite-was-the-racism-necessa why even add]] race relations to the game at all. ''[[DownloadableContent Burial at Sea]]'' [[AuthorsSavingThrow attempts to alleviate this]] by making Fitzroy more sympathetic, revealing that [[spoiler:she never wanted to kill Fink's son, and only pretended to because the Luteces needed Elizabeth to become more comfortable with killing.]] However, this in itself was controversial, as not a few fans found the fact that [[spoiler:Fitzroy, the only significant Black character, had to die for the sake of empowering Elizabeth, a white woman, under the notion of turning the latter into a 'woman', extremely problematic. Especially since Fitzroy is told point blank she had to be a martyr and to pretend to be a villain, a {{retcon}} many find ham-fisted.]]
18th May '18 11:59:47 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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%%** This [[https://www.thetoptens.com/#/a/65751 post]] deconstructs Starlight Glimmer and Sunburst's Relationship, calling it abusive.
14th May '18 8:57:14 PM WanderingBrowser
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* If M'baku the Man-Ape was bad, fellow Marvel supervillain The Mandrill is even worse. This D-lister mutant, a recurring foe of ''ComicBook/{{DareDevil}}'', escapes a lot of public scrutiny for his obscurity, having first surfaced in 1973 in ''ComicBook/ShannaTheSheDevil'', but those who learn of him [[https://screenrant.com/most-offensive-superhero-villain-origins-sexist-controversial/ invariably marvel that he can still make appearances in the modern era]]. He combines the worst "Africans are monkeys" stereotypes, being a mutant who was born as an African-looking child, then transformed into a literal [[PettingZooPeople humanoid baboon]] in puberty, with the [[WhereDaWhiteWomenAt "African men are all rapists" stereotypes]]: his secondary mutant power, after an enhanced physique based on his ape-like form, is to be a LivingAphrodisiac, capable of controlling the minds of all but the strongest-willed women through his pheromones, which reduces them to infatuated, love-sick slaves and is even ''addictive'' with long-term exposure. This is [[BadPowersBadPeople a rather cringey power to begin with]], but the Mandrill is [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain an out-and-proud misogynist]] who regards women as nothing but toys for him to use and discard as he sees fit, up to and including raping any of the women he enthralls if he feels like it. The character's second appearance revolved around him using his powers to create Black Spectre, a terrorist organization made of brainwashed African & African-American women that wished to overthrow the US government and make Mandrill the ruler; after Black Spectre was defeated, he then raised another army of female slaves, called Fem-Force. Oh, and to make things even worse, Mandrill is technically a Caucasian man whose African-esque "dark skin" was an early manifestation of his dehumanizing mutation, meaning he's technically a {{Blackface}} stereotype on top of everything else!
30th Apr '18 2:13:05 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' had the biggest role for a woman of color in MCU (well, until Black Panther came out) and her first action is to capture and sell one of her own people (the last of an untold number, Thor was NOT her first) into slavery to an old, white guy. An act that she never received any comeuppance for. Talk about awkward...
30th Apr '18 2:05:51 PM HNutz
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* ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' had the biggest role for a woman of color in MCU (well, until Black Panther came out) and her first action is to capture and sell one of her own people (the last of an untold number, Thor was NOT her first) into slavery to an old, white guy. An act that she never received any comeuppance for. Talk about awkward...
29th Apr '18 7:43:43 PM rjd1922
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* ''VisualNovel/NewDanganronpaV3'': [[http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/danganronpa-v3/ This review]] complains that killing off [[spoiler:Kaede]] "[[DisposableWoman falls into the unfortunate trope of 'fridging' a female character by introducing them, only to kill them off to further the character development of the male]]."

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* ''VisualNovel/NewDanganronpaV3'': ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'': [[http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/danganronpa-v3/ This review]] complains that killing off [[spoiler:Kaede]] [[spoiler:Kaede Akamatsu]] "[[DisposableWoman falls into the unfortunate trope of 'fridging' a female character by introducing them, only to kill them off to further the character development of the male]]."
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