History PlayingWith / BlackBestFriend

26th Mar '18 10:44:25 AM elecyan
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'''Basic Trope''': A white character spends the majority of his/her time with a black character.
* '''Straight''': [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold Alice, the lead]] has a best friend named [[SassyBlackWoman Betty]] who's always there when she needs someone to give her encouragement or discouragement.

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'''Basic Trope''': A black character that is used simply as a means to make the white character spends the majority of his/her time with a look better. The black character.
will usually have no personality whatsoever.
* '''Straight''': [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold Alice, the lead]] Bob has a best friend named [[SassyBlackWoman Betty]] who's always there when she needs someone made friends with Jon simply because he's black and wants to give her encouragement or discouragement.look good.



** Alice and Betty have little, if any, contact with each other and make their own pursuits their first priority.
** Alternatively, Betty is the protagonist, and Alice is just her [[TokenWhite obligatory sidekick]].

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** Alice and Betty have little, if any, contact Bob genuinely made friends with each other and make their own pursuits their first priority.Jon because they had similar interest.
** Alternatively, Betty is the protagonist, and Alice is just her [[TokenWhite obligatory sidekick]].Jon made friends with Bob because he's white.



** Alice hangs out with Betty an awful lot...along with the rest of her friends.
** Alternately Betty is a BigBadFriend who works for the BigBad

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** Alice hangs out Bob made friends with Betty an awful lot...along with the rest of her friends.
** Alternately Betty is a BigBadFriend who works for the BigBad
Jon simply to look good, but have become close to each other.



** However out of all her friends, Betty is the one Alice is closest and most intimate with.
** Betty is actually a ReverseMole who tricks the BigBad

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** However However, it turns out of all her friends, Betty is the one Alice is closest and most intimate with.
** Betty is actually a ReverseMole who tricks the BigBad
Bob was just using Jon to look more accepting.
1st Apr '16 3:28:11 PM Tangerineandpuce
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* '''Implied''': Alice's best friend, Becky, is AmbiguouslyBrown.

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* '''Implied''': Alice's best friend, Becky, Betty, is AmbiguouslyBrown.
1st Apr '16 3:26:14 PM Tangerineandpuce
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* '''Implied''': Alice's best friend, Becky, is AmbiguouslyBrown.



%%* '''Implied''': ???
1st Jun '15 5:19:49 AM VPhantom
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* '''Zig Zagged''':
** Betty is introduced as a sore BlackBestFriend of Alice, but as time goes on, Alice starts befriend other character while Betty becomes less of a sterotypical trope and is revealed to have deeper characterization and motivation other than helping Alice, plus Betty having her own company. Nevertheless, Betty and Alice are considered and/or proven to be the best of friends.

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* '''Zig Zagged''':
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Zagged''': Betty is introduced as a sore BlackBestFriend of Alice, but as time goes on, Alice starts befriend other character while Betty becomes less of a sterotypical trope and is revealed to have deeper characterization and motivation other than helping Alice, plus Betty having her own company. Nevertheless, Betty and Alice are considered and/or proven to be the best of friends.
26th May '15 11:12:22 PM manat31790
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* '''Zig Zagged''': ???

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* '''Zig Zagged''': ???Zagged''':
** Betty is introduced as a sore BlackBestFriend of Alice, but as time goes on, Alice starts befriend other character while Betty becomes less of a sterotypical trope and is revealed to have deeper characterization and motivation other than helping Alice, plus Betty having her own company. Nevertheless, Betty and Alice are considered and/or proven to be the best of friends.


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** Alice appreciates Betty's contribution as her bestfriend, so she tries her best to encourage and help Betty as much as she can in return.
30th Dec '14 8:00:54 AM VPhantom
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** Alice and Betty [[HeterosexualLifePartners spend every waking moment together]] and Betty will only ever speak in accordance to [[{{Satellite Character}} Alice's every whim]]; to the point that you can forget that Betty's even there because of how the story is all about Alice.

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** Alice and Betty [[HeterosexualLifePartners spend every waking moment together]] and Betty will only ever speak in accordance to [[{{Satellite Character}} [[SatelliteCharacter Alice's every whim]]; to the point that you can forget that Betty's even there because of how the story is all about Alice.



** Alternatively, Betty is the protagonist, and Alice is just her [[{{Token White}} obligatory sidekick]].

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** Alternatively, Betty is the protagonist, and Alice is just her [[{{Token White}} [[TokenWhite obligatory sidekick]].



** Betty firmly asserts that she has her own motives in mind and won't be a pawn in some [[{{Positive Discrimination}} affirmative action quota]].

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** Betty firmly asserts that she has her own motives in mind and won't be a pawn in some [[{{Positive Discrimination}} [[PositiveDiscrimination affirmative action quota]].



** It's clear that Betty's entire existence [[{{Satellite Character}} revolves around Alice]]; depriving her of [[{{Generic Guy}} any identity of her own]].

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** It's clear that Betty's entire existence [[{{Satellite Character}} [[SatelliteCharacter revolves around Alice]]; depriving her of [[{{Generic Guy}} [[TheGenericGuy any identity of her own]].
29th Dec '14 5:53:08 PM MagBas
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** Alice and Betty [[HeterosexualLifePartners spend every waking moment together]] and Betty will [[{{Unfortunate Implications}} only ever speak]] in accordance to [[{{Satellite Character}} Alice's every whim]]; to the point that you can forget that Betty's even there because of how the story is all about Alice.

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** Alice and Betty [[HeterosexualLifePartners spend every waking moment together]] and Betty will [[{{Unfortunate Implications}} only ever speak]] speak in accordance to [[{{Satellite Character}} Alice's every whim]]; to the point that you can forget that Betty's even there because of how the story is all about Alice.



** It's clear that Betty's entire existence [[{{Satellite Character}} revolves around Alice]]; depriving her of [[{{Generic Guy}} any identity of her own]]. This leads to {{Unfortunate Implications}}, in which it is implied black people are [[{{Token Minority}} only allowed to be included]] as long as they function as yes-man to a white lead.

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** It's clear that Betty's entire existence [[{{Satellite Character}} revolves around Alice]]; depriving her of [[{{Generic Guy}} any identity of her own]]. This leads to {{Unfortunate Implications}}, in which it is implied black people are [[{{Token Minority}} only allowed to be included]] as long as they function as yes-man to a white lead.
29th May '14 11:55:44 AM RatherRandomRachel
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** Alternately Betty is a BigBadFriend who works for the BigBad which can lead to UnfortunateImplications

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** Alternately Betty is a BigBadFriend who works for the BigBad which can lead to UnfortunateImplications BigBad



* '''Averted''': Betty is not just Alice's friend. She has characterization and motivations beyond Alice.

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* '''Averted''': '''Averted''':
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Betty is not just Alice's friend. She has characterization and motivations beyond Alice.Alice.
** Betty is simply a side character that Alice knows, but one with characterization beyond Alice knowing her
1st May '14 12:14:21 AM VPhantom
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* '''Reconstructed''': Betty isn't a MarySue type character; she is a normal human being who will freely state her opinions and call Alice out on any foolishness. The same holds true for Alice.

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* '''Reconstructed''': '''Reconstructed''':
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Betty isn't a MarySue type character; she is a normal human being who will freely state her opinions and call Alice out on any foolishness. The same holds true for Alice.
30th Apr '14 10:05:38 PM Tidal_Wave_17
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Added DiffLines:

** Betty becomes increasingly frustrated with always being seen as Alice's "sidekick" and having her problems ignored in favor of whatever small problem Alice is going through. [[WhatTheHellHero She eventually calls Alice out on her self-centeredness and breaks off their friendship.]]


Added DiffLines:

** [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Alice realizes how single-minded she has been and does her best to make it up to her.]]
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