History PlayingWith / MightyWhitey

26th Nov '17 8:25:48 PM randomtroper89
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'''Basic Trope''': The white guy is better at native stuff than the natives are.
* '''Straight''': A white guy, coming from a city, becomes better at fishing with a spear within a week, than a Native American, who has been fishing with a spear his entire life.

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'''Basic Trope''': The white guy Bob is better at native stuff than the natives are.
* '''Straight''': A Bob, a white guy, guy coming from a city, becomes better at fishing with a spear within a week, than a Native American, who has been fishing with a spear his entire life.



* '''Downplayed''': Despite living his entire life in the city, it turns out the white guy is pretty good at spear fishing. For a white guy. He's better than the other white guy anyway. Compared to a native, its not impressive.

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* '''Downplayed''': Despite living his entire life in the city, it turns out the white guy Bob is pretty good at spear fishing. For a white guy. He's better than the other white guy anyway. Compared to a native, its not impressive.



** The white guy has access to better health care, nutrition, education and technology. A lack of familiarity with an activity is only a minor disadvantage for him, one he easily overcomes. Also the native is likely an inbred hick from a small, poor, isolate, unimportant village largely forgotten by time where parasites, starvation, chronic sickness, poverty, ignorance and worse problems plauge everyone.
** The Native American was the village idiot, and the white guy had spear fishing as one of his hobbies.
** The white guy is a {{Determinator}} who [[EarnYourHappyEnding works his way]] to success and acceptance by the [[RoundCharacter fully-developed]], sympathetic non-white characters.
** The white guy is conscious of the fact that he is at a disadvantage and works crazy hard to learn, while the non-white rival is complacent in his skills.
** The white character is doing things better than the non-white, but it's always things that learning from an advanced society would help with, such as building or creating traps. The chief is taking advantage of the advanced knowledge that the white has to help them, which is why he seems to be doing better.

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** The white guy Bob has access to better health care, nutrition, education and technology. A lack of familiarity with an activity is only a minor disadvantage for him, one he easily overcomes. Also the native is likely an inbred hick from a small, poor, isolate, unimportant village largely forgotten by time where parasites, starvation, chronic sickness, poverty, ignorance and worse problems plauge everyone.
** The Native American was the village idiot, and the white guy Bob had spear fishing as one of his hobbies.
** The white guy Bob is a {{Determinator}} who [[EarnYourHappyEnding works his way]] to success and acceptance by the [[RoundCharacter fully-developed]], sympathetic non-white characters.
** The white guy Bob is conscious of the fact that he is at a disadvantage and works crazy hard to learn, while the non-white rival is complacent in his skills.
** The white character Bobr is doing things better than the non-white, but it's always things that learning from an advanced society would help with, such as building or creating traps. The chief is taking advantage of the advanced knowledge that the white has to help them, which is why he seems to be doing better.



** The white guy looks like he has mastered the technique but he never manages to outdo the Native American.

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** The white guy Bob looks like he has mastered the technique but he never manages to outdo the Native American.



** The white guy starts out as TheChosenOne, or so we think. In the end, the BlackBestFriend ends up pulling a BigDamnHeroes on him.
** The white guy does better with spear-fishing but never catches up to the Native American in anything else.
* '''Double Subverted''': The white guy, realizing that his technique is flawed, uses some of his "street smarts" and ends up blasting the Native American out the water.

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** The white guy Bob starts out as TheChosenOne, or so we think. In the end, the BlackBestFriend ends up pulling a BigDamnHeroes on him.
** The white guy Bob does better with spear-fishing but never catches up to the Native American in anything else.
* '''Double Subverted''': The white guy, Bob, realizing that his technique is flawed, uses some of his "street smarts" and ends up blasting the Native American out the water.



** The white guy's successes are all down to luck--in reality he's a bumbling fool...and as soon as he tries to use his skills against a really dangerous opponent, the natives have to rescue him.
** The white guy gets a job at an [[NativeAmericanCasino indian casino]] and very quickly rises through the ranks until he becomes [[CorruptCorporateExecutive the new leader]].
* '''Zig Zagged''': The white guy looks like he's mastered the art of spear-fishing... but the natives are still better... so the white guy draws on his unique experiences and ''does'' become better than everyone else... but he still fails miserably at everything else the non-white characters consider normal... but the skills ''he'' has and ''they'' don't eventually win him some respect... as the local BunnyEarsLawyer.

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** The white guy's Bob's successes are all down to luck--in reality he's a bumbling fool...and as soon as he tries to use his skills against a really dangerous opponent, the natives have to rescue him.
** The white guy Bob gets a job at an [[NativeAmericanCasino indian casino]] and very quickly rises through the ranks until he becomes [[CorruptCorporateExecutive the new leader]].
* '''Zig Zagged''': The white guy Zagged''':
** Bob
looks like he's mastered the art of spear-fishing... but the natives are still better... so the white guy Bob draws on his unique experiences and ''does'' does become better than everyone else... but he still fails miserably at everything else the non-white characters consider normal... but the skills ''he'' has and ''they'' don't eventually win him some respect... as the local BunnyEarsLawyer.BunnyEarsLawyer.
** Bob becomes close friends with one of the natives and they teach each other their cultures. Both of them are able to use their own cultures to understand each other's culture better than anyone else.



** The white guy is not especially better at anything than the Native American.

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** The white guy Bob is not especially better at anything than the Native American.



* '''Enforced''': "The White guy must be portrayed as superior to non-Whites, else we'll be accused of PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad."

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* '''Enforced''': "The White guy "Bob must be portrayed as superior to non-Whites, else we'll be accused of PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad."



* '''Invoked''': The village chief somehow arranges for the white guy to live with them because he feels his advanced knowledge could be beneficial to the tribe.

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* '''Invoked''': The village chief somehow arranges for the white guy Bob to live with them because he feels his advanced knowledge could be beneficial to the tribe.



** The white guy becomes better at fishing with a spear but is filled with guilt because the Native American spent his entire life spear fishing and is still inferior in skill.
** The white guy only achieves success after a lot of [[EarnYourHappyEnding hard work]], and the non-white characters never fully trust him.
** Or, the white guy achieves success but [[Film/ApocalypseNow loses his way and becomes alienated from society because of it]].
** Being ''[[TheAce so much better]]'' than the natives gives the white guy DelusionsOfGrandeur: causing his StartOfDarkness.
** The White Guy is better than the Natives only because the Natives are pulling a MassiveMultiplayerScam to mock this trope, and the White Guy is naive enough to fall for it.

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** The white guy Bob becomes better at fishing with a spear but is filled with guilt because the Native American spent his entire life spear fishing and is still inferior in skill.
** The white guy Bob only achieves success after a lot of [[EarnYourHappyEnding hard work]], and the non-white characters never fully trust him.
** Or, the white guy Bob achieves success but [[Film/ApocalypseNow loses his way and becomes alienated from society because of it]].
** Being ''[[TheAce [[TheAce so much better]]'' better]] than the natives gives the white guy Bob DelusionsOfGrandeur: causing his StartOfDarkness.
become corrupted and take advantage of both the natives and his culture.
** The White Guy Bob is better than the Natives only because the Natives are pulling a MassiveMultiplayerScam to mock this trope, and the White Guy Bob is naive enough to fall for it.



** The white guy is better at everything than all of the non-white characters because the film was meant to accurately portray thoughts of the time.
** With the White Guy's example, all the natives eventually learn to be better than they were.

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** The white guy Bob is better at everything than all of the non-white characters because the film was meant to accurately portray thoughts of the time.
** With the White Guy's Bob's example, all the natives eventually learn to be better than they were.
26th Jun '17 12:57:09 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* '''Exploited''': "Well, [[GenreSavvy white guys like me always do great in these situations]], so this should be a cinch!"

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* '''Exploited''': "Well, [[GenreSavvy white guys like me always do great in these situations]], situations, so this should be a cinch!"
27th Jun '16 12:33:16 PM DoctorTItanX
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* '''Exaggerated''': A white guy, coming from a city, manages to become better at fishing with a spear, shooting with a bow, riding a horse, wrestling bears, etc, than any other member of the native tribe, and is quickly appointed chief. All within a few days.

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* '''Exaggerated''': A white guy, coming from a city, manages to become drastically better at fishing with a spear, shooting with a bow, riding a horse, wrestling bears, etc, than any other member of the actual native tribe, and is quickly appointed chief. All within a few days.
27th May '14 10:37:50 PM Timjames98
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* '''Parodied''': The white guy's successes are all down to luck--in reality he's a bumbling fool...and as soon as he tries to use his skills against a really dangerous opponent, the natives have to rescue him.

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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':
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The white guy's successes are all down to luck--in reality he's a bumbling fool...and as soon as he tries to use his skills against a really dangerous opponent, the natives have to rescue him.him.
** The white guy gets a job at an [[NativeAmericanCasino indian casino]] and very quickly rises through the ranks until he becomes [[CorruptCorporateExecutive the new leader]].
11th Mar '14 1:27:56 AM AP
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* '''Invoked''': ???

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* '''Invoked''': ???The village chief somehow arranges for the white guy to live with them because he feels his advanced knowledge could be beneficial to the tribe.
25th Dec '13 8:23:13 PM Narutaki2012
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** The White Guy is better than the Natives only because the Natives are pulling a MassiveMultiplayerScam to mock this trope, and the White Guy is naive enough to fall for it.



** The White Guy is better than the Natives only because the Natives are pulling a MassiveMultiplayerScam to mock this trope, and the White Guy is naive enough to fall for it.
25th Dec '13 8:22:24 PM Narutaki2012
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** The White Guy is better than the Natives only because the Natives are pulling a MassiveMultiplayerScam to mock this trope, and the White Guy is naive enough to fall for it.
26th Apr '13 8:06:24 PM JIKTV
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** The white guy is a {{Determinator}} who [[EarnYourHappyEnding works his way]] to success and acceptace by the [[RoundCharacter fully-developed]], sympathetic non-white characters.

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** The white guy is a {{Determinator}} who [[EarnYourHappyEnding works his way]] to success and acceptace acceptance by the [[RoundCharacter fully-developed]], sympathetic non-white characters.



** The white guy looks like he have mastered the technique but he never manages to outdo the Native American.

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** The white guy looks like he have has mastered the technique but he never manages to outdo the Native American.
26th Apr '13 7:45:45 PM Natasel
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* '''Reconstructed''': The white guy is better at everything than all of the non-white characters because the film was meant to accurately portray thoughts of the time.

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* '''Reconstructed''': '''Reconstructed''':
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The white guy is better at everything than all of the non-white characters because the film was meant to accurately portray thoughts of the time.time.
** With the White Guy's example, all the natives eventually learn to be better than they were.
29th Mar '13 5:29:44 AM Natasel
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* '''Downplayed''': Despite living his entire life in the city, it turns out the white guy is pretty good at spear fishing. For a white guy. Compared to a native, its not impressive.

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* '''Downplayed''': Despite living his entire life in the city, it turns out the white guy is pretty good at spear fishing. For a white guy. He's better than the other white guy anyway. Compared to a native, its not impressive.
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