History Main / YellowPeril

20th Feb '17 5:44:46 PM nombretomado
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* Ruthlessly averted in the ''ComicStrip/RupertBear'' comic strips and books with the Chinese girl Tiger Lily and her father The Conjurer, who are both polite, friendly and helpful and in some stories are even crucial to solving the current problem. Ironically the strip is run by the ''[[BritishNewspapers Daily Express]]''. And that's no joke.

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* Ruthlessly averted in the ''ComicStrip/RupertBear'' comic strips and books with the Chinese girl Tiger Lily and her father The Conjurer, who are both polite, friendly and helpful and in some stories are even crucial to solving the current problem. Ironically the strip is run by the ''[[BritishNewspapers ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers Daily Express]]''. And that's no joke.
27th Jan '17 3:28:38 AM Luppercus
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* Episode "Last Horizons" of ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' has Baloo encountering "Panda-La" a land of Asian stereotypical Panda bears who are secretly planning to destroy Cape Suzette. The episode was so heavily criticized because of its depiction of Asians that was taken out of syndication.

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* Episode "Last Horizons" of ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' has Baloo encountering "Panda-La" a land of Asian stereotypical Panda bears who are secretly planning to destroy invade Cape Suzette. The episode was so heavily criticized because of its depiction of Asians that was taken out of syndication.
27th Jan '17 2:05:20 AM Luppercus
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* Episode "Last Horizons" of ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' has Baloo encountering "Panda-La" a land of Asian stereotypical Panda bears who are secretly planning to destroy Cape Suzette. The episode was so heavily criticized because of its depiction of Asians that was taken out of syndication.
19th Jan '17 6:16:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Battle Beneath the Earth'' (1967). The Chinese military is tunnelling under the Pacific so they can plant atomic bombs under US cities. A ''slight'' amount of subtlety was added to this by making the BigBad a renegade general who'd already set up nukes under Beijing.

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* ''Battle Beneath the Earth'' ''Film/BattleBeneathTheEarth'' (1967). The Chinese military is tunnelling under the Pacific so they can plant atomic bombs under US cities. A ''slight'' amount of subtlety was added to this by making the BigBad a renegade general who'd already set up nukes under Beijing.
19th Jan '17 6:16:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* The characters in every movie made about WW II in the Pacific or the Korean War, including extremely polite, but treacherous, characters who graduated from Harvard.
19th Jan '17 6:15:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/HPLovecraft seemed to genuinely believe that some day in the future the Chinese would take over the world. This worked its way into the CthulhuMythos in his story "He," where a man travels into the future and sees New York filled with scary Asian people. His opus "The Shadow Out of Time" also briefly mentions "the cruel empire of Tsan-Chan, which is to come in 5,000 A.D."

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* Creator/HPLovecraft seemed to genuinely believe that some day in the future the Chinese would take over the world. This worked its way into the CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos in his story "He," where a man travels into the future and sees New York filled with scary Asian people. His opus "The Shadow Out of Time" also briefly mentions "the cruel empire of Tsan-Chan, which is to come in 5,000 A.D."
8th Jan '17 8:42:43 AM Prinzenick
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* Peking Duck, a minor villain in ''WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat'' is basically a G-rated variant of this. He's named after a Beijing duck recipe and dresses rather exotically, and he has two sumo wrestlers as henchmen. Not to mention his feathers are literally colored yellow.
26th Dec '16 6:00:53 PM PaulA
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In what was presumably an attempt to avert the racism inherent in this trope, several 80s and 90s {{Animated Adaptation}}s of properties with Yellow Peril villains colored them ''green''. Mandarin in the ''WesternAnimation/IronMan'' cartoon, Dr No in ''WesternAnimation/JamesBondJr'' and Ming the Merciless in both ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' and the 1996 ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'' series, are examples of this.

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In what was presumably an attempt to avert the racism inherent in this trope, several 80s and 90s {{Animated Adaptation}}s of properties with Yellow Peril villains colored them ''green''. Mandarin in the ''WesternAnimation/IronMan'' cartoon, Dr No in ''WesternAnimation/JamesBondJr'' and Ming the Merciless in both ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' and the 1996 ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Flash Gordon|1996}}'' series, are examples of this.



* Ming the Merciless from the 1934 ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'' comic strip was written and drawn as Fu Manchu {{IN SPACE}}, right down to the scheming daughter. (He's not named "Ming" by accident.) The [[Film/FlashGordonSerial early serials]] and [[WesternAnimation/FlashGordon Filmation animated version]] continued this portrayal. The [[Film/FlashGordon 1980 movie]] cast Creator/MaxVonSydow, a Swedish actor, in the role, and the [[Series/FlashGordon 2007 TV series]] dropped 'the Merciless' from his name and turned him into a blond guy.

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* Ming the Merciless from the 1934 ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'' comic strip was written and drawn as Fu Manchu {{IN SPACE}}, right down to the scheming daughter. (He's not named "Ming" by accident.) The [[Film/FlashGordonSerial early serials]] and [[WesternAnimation/FlashGordon [[WesternAnimation/FlashGordon1979 Filmation animated version]] continued this portrayal. The [[Film/FlashGordon [[Film/FlashGordon1980 1980 movie]] cast Creator/MaxVonSydow, a Swedish actor, in the role, and the [[Series/FlashGordon [[Series/FlashGordon2007 2007 TV series]] dropped 'the Merciless' from his name and turned him into a blond guy.
17th Dec '16 4:06:29 PM me_zimm
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As an expression of the "mysterious East" gone wrong, this villain traditionally had, or seemed to have, mystical powers. Often he had a beautiful daughter, who either [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter turned from her evil ways to work with the good guys]], or [[DaddysLittleVillain was herself]] [[DragonLady a scheming villain]], at least as bad as he, in her own right. He would likely know [[AllAsiansKnowMartialArts some form of martial arts]], and sometimes speak in a [[AsianSpeekeeEngrish thick and oddly-pronounced dialect]]. In other cases, the Yellow Peril may be an evil horde making up in raw numbers what they lack in power, since China is the most populous country in the world.

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As an expression of the "mysterious East" gone wrong, this villain traditionally had, or seemed to have, mystical powers. Often he had a beautiful daughter, who either [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter turned from her evil ways to work with the good guys]], or [[DaddysLittleVillain was herself]] [[DragonLady a scheming villain]], at least as bad as he, in her own right. He would likely know [[AllAsiansKnowMartialArts some form of martial arts]], and sometimes speak in a [[AsianSpeekeeEngrish thick and oddly-pronounced dialect]]. In other cases, the Yellow Peril may be an [[HordesFromTheEast evil horde making up in raw numbers what they lack in power, power,]] since China is the most populous country in the world.
8th Dec '16 4:48:28 PM LongTallShorty64
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* Although it had the chance to go this route, ''Film/TheBitterTeaOfGeneralYen'' soundly averts this trope. General Yen can be cruel, but he's drawn as a complex character with complex emotions.
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