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27th Feb '18 2:09:23 AM jormis29
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** This began with "Cap's Kooky Quartet", starting in ''Avengers'' #16, when Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, natives of a fictional Balkan country, joined the team. They were soon joined by the Black Widow (Russian) and Hercules (a literal Greek god).[[note]] Asgardian Thor was of course one of the founding members, but at the time he was also American by virtue of his civilian alter ego Donald Blake.[[/note]]

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** This began with "Cap's Kooky Quartet", "ComicBook/CapsKookyQuartet", starting in ''Avengers'' #16, when Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, natives of a fictional Balkan country, joined the team. They were soon joined by the Black Widow (Russian) and Hercules (a literal Greek god).[[note]] Asgardian Thor was of course one of the founding members, but at the time he was also American by virtue of his civilian alter ego Donald Blake.[[/note]]
14th Jan '18 11:09:52 AM TheNerevarine
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* ''ComicBook/PathfinderWorldscape'' has heroes from different dimensions and timelines teaming up to escape from the titular extradimensional realm, being comprised of John Carter and Thun'da (Americans), Tarzan (a Britishman raised in Africa), Red Sonja (a Hyrkanian), Tars Tarkas (Green Martian from Thark), Valeros (Andoran), Seoni (Varisian) and Kyra (Qadiran). The last four are not even from Earth, while Sonja belongs to an alternate version of past Earth where her country is analoguous to Russia or Mongolia.
3rd Dec '17 10:11:32 AM TheNerevarine
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* [[ThePsychoRangers The Liberators]] in ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'' were a supervillain example of this trope matched against the mostly American superheroes team, with the Colonel (a Iranian-Azerbaijani), Crimson Dynamo and Abomination (Chinese), Perun (Russian), Swarm (a Georgian working for the Syrian government), Hurricane (North Korean), Schizoid Man (French) and Loki (an Asgardian masquerading as a Norwegian).
21st Oct '17 2:58:06 PM nombretomado
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* In the Gold Key feature ''Comicbook/JetDream'', Jet's [[GenderFlip all-female]] Comicbook/{{Blackhawk}} [[{{Expy}} Expy Squadron]] consisted of: Jet Dream and Cookie Jarr (presumed American); Petite (France); Marlene (WestGermany); and Ting-a-Ling (unspecified Polynesian island).

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* In the Gold Key feature ''Comicbook/JetDream'', Jet's [[GenderFlip all-female]] Comicbook/{{Blackhawk}} [[{{Expy}} Expy Squadron]] consisted of: Jet Dream and Cookie Jarr (presumed American); Petite (France); Marlene (WestGermany); (UsefulNotes/WestGermany); and Ting-a-Ling (unspecified Polynesian island).
10th Aug '17 11:22:01 AM VampireBuddha
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* The Roman Legion which Asterix and Obelix join in ''Comicbook/{{Asterix}} and Legionary'' also includes Neveratalos (Greek, by Zeus!), Selectivemploymentax (Briton, I say, wot), Hemispheric the Goth, Gastronomix of Belgium, and Ptenisnet, a confused Egyptian.
27th May '16 1:18:00 PM DaibhidC
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* The League of Realms in ''Comicbook/TheMightyThor'' was a Multi-Norse-World Team, comprising Thor (Asgard), Screwbeard (Nidavellir), Ud (Kingdom of the Trolls), Lady Waziria (Svartalfheim), Sir Ivory Honeyshot (Alfheim) and Oggy (Jotunheim).

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* The League of Realms in ''Comicbook/TheMightyThor'' was a Multi-Norse-World Multi-Norse-Mythological-World Team, comprising Thor (Asgard), Screwbeard (Nidavellir), Ud (Kingdom of the Trolls), Lady Waziria (Svartalfheim), Sir Ivory Honeyshot (Alfheim) and Oggy (Jotunheim).
27th May '16 1:17:14 PM DaibhidC
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* The League of Realms in ''Comicbook/TheMightyThor'' was a Multi-Norse-World Team, comprising Thor (Asgard), Screwbeard (Nidavellir), Ud (Kingdom of the Trolls), Lady Waziria (Svartalfheim), Sir Ivory Honeyshot (Alfheim) and Oggy (Jotunheim).
16th Dec '15 2:03:23 AM Menshevik
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* For the first decade of their existence, the ''Comicbook/XMen'' were one of the most homogenous superhero teams, consisting entirely of white Americans belonging to the middle and upper classes; also four of the six core members, including the team's leader and mentor, Professor X, came from one state (New York). This changed dramatically with the "All-New, All-Different" team which debuted in 1975. Gathered from America and around the world by Charles Xavier, it included (besides two members of the original team) Wolverine from Canada, Storm from Africa, Nightcrawler from Germany, Banshee from Ireland[[note]](actually attending a country music show in Memphis, TN, when Xavier recruited him)[[/note]], Sunfire from Japan, Colossus from Russia, and Thunderbird, an Apache. This initiated a trend of international X-teams in which the members also belonged to different ethnic, religious etc. groups, often [[TwoferTokenMinority to several at once]]. In the X-Men themselves the next new recruits included Kitty Pryde (later called Shadowcat, Jewish), Rogue (from the Deep South, but raised by a lesbian couple and fluent in French since childhood), Psylocke (British), Forge (Cheyenne), Jubilee (Chinese-American), Gambit (Cajun), Bishop (Black, at least partly of Australian Aboriginal descent), Maggott (South Africa), Thunderbird III (Indian), and so on.

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* For the first decade of their existence, the ''Comicbook/XMen'' were one of the most homogenous superhero teams, consisting entirely of white Americans belonging to the middle and upper classes; also four of the six core members, including the team's leader and mentor, Professor X, came from one state (New York). This changed dramatically with the "All-New, All-Different" team which debuted in 1975. Gathered from America and around the world by Charles Xavier, it included (besides two members of the original team) Wolverine from Canada, Storm from East Africa, Nightcrawler from West Germany, Banshee from Ireland[[note]](actually attending a country music show in Memphis, TN, when Xavier recruited him)[[/note]], Sunfire from Japan, Colossus from Russia, Russia (Eastern Siberia, to be precise), and Thunderbird, an Apache. This initiated a trend of international X-teams in which the members also belonged to different ethnic, religious etc. groups, often [[TwoferTokenMinority to several at once]]. In the X-Men themselves the next new recruits included Kitty Pryde (later called Shadowcat, Jewish), Rogue (from the Deep South, but raised by a lesbian couple and fluent in French since childhood), Psylocke (British), Forge (Cheyenne), Jubilee (Chinese-American), Gambit (Cajun), Bishop (Black, at least partly of Australian Aboriginal descent), Maggott (South Africa), Thunderbird III (Indian), and so on.



** This began with "Cap's Kooky Quartet", starting in ''Avengers'' #16, when Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, natives of a fictional Balkan country, joined the team. They were soon joined by the Black Widow (Russian) and Hercules (a literal Greek god).[[note]] Asgardian Thor was of course one of the founding members, but at the time he was also American by virtue of his civilian alter ego Donald Blake.[[/note]]



** The Authority themselves were originally led by a Brit and included a Tibetan (Swift) and a Netherlander (The Doctor) along with whatever nationality Apollo and Midnighter possessed before losing their original identities, and the second Doctor was a Palestinian.

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** The Authority themselves were originally led by a Brit Briton and included a Tibetan (Swift) and a Netherlander (The Doctor) along with whatever nationality Apollo and Midnighter possessed before losing their original identities, and the second Doctor was a Palestinian.
16th Dec '15 1:55:23 AM Menshevik
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* The ''X-Men'' spinoff book ''The ComicBook/NewMutants'' followed this trend. Wolfbane was Scottish, Mirage was Cheyenne, Karma was Vietnamese, Sunspot was Brazilian and Cannonball was from the American South. Later, they added Magik from Russia, Cypher from the United States, Warlock who was an alien, and Magma who was from an offshoot of an ancient Roman tribe that lived in Brazil. Though, due to various retcons, she may be British.
** Interestingly, these characters are each more complicated and "other" than their ethnic origins might suggest; the "passionate celt" Scot Wolfsbane is also religious, conflicted and repressed. The Native American Dani Moonstar is also uncertain, suspicious, self-destructive and perhaps bisexual. The Vietnamese Karma is a surrogate mother to her younger siblings, later a lesbian, and prone to losses of self-control. Sunspot was one of the first characters coming from a racially mixed marriage (also, his white mother comes from an established, upper-class family while his black father is a self-made man with a lower-class background); his origin that cuts him off from most normal relationships; his (white) girlfriend was murdered and died in his arms, he ceases to show deep relationships after this. Cannonball from an American point of view was the most "normal" member of the team, but when he and Dani Moonstar started to jointly lead the team, it was Dani who got the job of leadership in battle while Sam assumed the "traditionally female" job of emotionally holding the team together, of "team mother".

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* The ''X-Men'' spinoff book ''The ComicBook/NewMutants'' followed this trend. Wolfbane was Scottish, Mirage was Cheyenne, Karma was Vietnamese, Sunspot was Brazilian and Cannonball was from the American South. an Appalachian coal-mining town in Kentucky. Later, they added Magik from Russia, Cypher (white) from the United States, Warlock who was an alien, and Magma who was from an offshoot of an ancient Roman tribe that lived in Brazil. Though, due to various retcons, she may be British.
** Interestingly, these characters are each more complicated and "other" than their ethnic origins might suggest; the Scot Wolfsbane is too religious, conflicted and repressed to be seen as a "passionate celt" Scot Wolfsbane is also religious, conflicted and repressed.stereotype. The Native American Dani Moonstar is also uncertain, suspicious, self-destructive and perhaps bisexual. The Vietnamese Karma is a surrogate mother to her younger siblings, later a lesbian, and prone to losses of self-control. Sunspot was one of the first characters coming from a racially mixed marriage (also, his white mother comes from an established, upper-class family while his black father is a self-made man with a lower-class background); his origin that cuts him off from most normal relationships; his (white) girlfriend was murdered and died in his arms, he ceases to show deep relationships after this. Cannonball from an American point of view was the most "normal" member of the team, but when he and Dani Moonstar started to jointly lead the team, it was Dani who got the job of leadership in battle while Sam assumed the "traditionally female" job of emotionally holding the team together, of "team mother".



* ''ComicBook/GenerationX'', New Mutants' successor title, had a multinational team, but avoided criticism of New Mutants by making their characters opposite of their ethnic stereotype (i.e. Husk, an Appalachian girl, is generally considered the brain, and Skin, who was a Hispanic gang member, is generally the nice guy, etc.).

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* ** ''ComicBook/GenerationX'', New Mutants' successor title, had a multinational team, but avoided criticism of New Mutants by team continued this trend, often making their characters opposite of their ethnic stereotype (i.e. stereotype. For instance, Husk, an Appalachian girl, girl (one of Cannonball's sisters), is generally considered the brain, and Skin, who was a Hispanic gang member, is generally the nice guy, etc.
* ''ComicBook/{{Excalibur}}'', the X-Men's offshoot team in Britain, in its initial incarnation had Captain Britain (English), Meggan (British/Fey, raised by Gypsies), Nightcrawler (German), Shadowcat (American/Jewish), Lockheed (alien dragon) and Phoenix (Alternate Future America). In time the lineup changed and at one point or another also included Colossus (Russian), Douglock (blend of techo-organic alien and white American), Wolfsbane (Scottish), Widget (extradimensional robot), Black Knight (American), Feron (Fey/alternate universe), Cerise (yet another alien race), Pete Wisdom (English)
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* Marvel's [[CircusOfFear Circus of Crime]] is surprisingly cosmopolitan, featuring the Ringmaster (Austrian), Bruto the Strongman (Swedish), Fire-Eater (Spanish), the Great Gambonnos (Italian), Rajah (Indian). The Human Cannonball, the Clown, Live Wire, Princess Python, and Blackwing are Americans.

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* Marvel's [[CircusOfFear Circus of Crime]] is surprisingly very cosmopolitan, featuring the Ringmaster (Austrian), Bruto the Strongman (Swedish), Fire-Eater (Spanish), the Great Gambonnos (Italian), Rajah (Indian). The Human Cannonball, the Clown, Live Wire, Princess Python, and Blackwing are Americans.



** Their Golden Age distaff counterparts, Harvey's ''Girl Commandos'', consisted of Pat Parker (American), Ellen Billings and Penny Kirt (British), Tanya (from the Soviet Union) and Mei-Ling (Chinese).



* ''ComicBook/{{Excalibur}}'' basically acts as a cross between the X-Men/Avengers for Europe. In its initial incarnation it had Captain Britain (just guess...), Meggan (British/Fey), Nightcrawler (German), Shadowcat (American/Jewish), Lockheed (alien dragon) and Phoenix (Alt. Future America). In time the lineup changed and at one point or another also included Colossus (Russian), Douglock (alien, different race), Wolfsbane (Scottish), Widget (extradimensional robot), Black Knight (American), Feron (Fey/alternate universe), Cerise (yet another alien race), etc.
16th Dec '15 1:38:45 AM Menshevik
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** While the All-New, All-Different X-Men came over as somewhat stereotypical in their first appearance, new writer Creator/ChrisClaremont fleshed them out and made them more complex. Nightcrawler was revealed to have been raised by a Gypsy family and within a travelling circus that included survivors of the Holocaust, making him anything but a "typical" German. Storm, who started out as a dark-skinned version of a "Literature/{{She}}"-like JunglePrincess, was born in Harlem of an African-American father and a Kenyan mother, and grew up in the streets of Cairo (the one in Egypt) after being orphaned before migrating south to her mother's native country.
* The ''X-Men'' spinoff book ''The ComicBook/NewMutants'' followed this trend. Wolfbane was Scottish, Mirage was Native American, Karma was Vietnamese, Sunspot was Brazilian and Cannonball was from the American South. Later, they added Magik from Russia, Cypher from the United States, Warlock who was an alien, and Magma who was from an offshoot of an ancient Roman tribe that lived in Brazil. Though, due to various retcons, she may be British.
** Interestingly, these characters are each more complicated and "other" than their ethnic origins might suggest; the "passionate celt" Scot Wolfsbane is also religious, conflicted and repressed. The Native American Moonstar is also uncertain, suspicious, self-destructive and perhaps bisexual. The Vietnamese Karma is also (probably) a mother, later a lesbian, and prone to losses of self-control. Sunspot had an origin that cuts him off from most normal relationships; his (white, not-approved by his father) girlfriend was murdered and died in his arms, he ceases to show deep relationships after this. Cannonball joined the bad guys out of economic need, and now shows only the 'good soldier' traits expected of a good soldier.

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** While the All-New, All-Different X-Men came over as somewhat stereotypical in their first appearance, new writer Creator/ChrisClaremont fleshed them out and made them more complex. Nightcrawler was revealed to have been raised by a Gypsy family and within a travelling circus that included survivors of the Holocaust, making him anything but a "typical" German. Storm, who started out as a dark-skinned version of a "Literature/{{She}}"-like JunglePrincess, was born in Harlem of an African-American father and a Kenyan mother, and grew up in the streets of Cairo (the one in Egypt) after being orphaned before migrating south to her mother's native country.
country. In contrast, when the original X-Men team was re-established with ''X-Factor'' #1 in the mid-1980s, the team's lack of diversity stuck out like a sore thumb.
* The ''X-Men'' spinoff book ''The ComicBook/NewMutants'' followed this trend. Wolfbane was Scottish, Mirage was Native American, Cheyenne, Karma was Vietnamese, Sunspot was Brazilian and Cannonball was from the American South. Later, they added Magik from Russia, Cypher from the United States, Warlock who was an alien, and Magma who was from an offshoot of an ancient Roman tribe that lived in Brazil. Though, due to various retcons, she may be British.
** Interestingly, these characters are each more complicated and "other" than their ethnic origins might suggest; the "passionate celt" Scot Wolfsbane is also religious, conflicted and repressed. The Native American Dani Moonstar is also uncertain, suspicious, self-destructive and perhaps bisexual. The Vietnamese Karma is also (probably) a mother, surrogate mother to her younger siblings, later a lesbian, and prone to losses of self-control. Sunspot had was one of the first characters coming from a racially mixed marriage (also, his white mother comes from an established, upper-class family while his black father is a self-made man with a lower-class background); his origin that cuts him off from most normal relationships; his (white, not-approved by his father) (white) girlfriend was murdered and died in his arms, he ceases to show deep relationships after this. Cannonball joined from an American point of view was the bad guys out most "normal" member of economic need, the team, but when he and now shows only Dani Moonstar started to jointly lead the 'good soldier' traits expected team, it was Dani who got the job of a good soldier.leadership in battle while Sam assumed the "traditionally female" job of emotionally holding the team together, of "team mother".
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