History PlayingWith / UncleTomFoolery

26th Jan '15 10:48:06 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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'''Basic Trope''': A goofy black character, almost AlwaysMale.

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'''Basic Trope''': A goofy black character, almost AlwaysMale.character as a comic relief.
28th Dec '13 3:28:22 PM BibsDibs
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** Or the black characters are portrayed just as serious or comedicly as the others.

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** Or the black characters are portrayed just as serious or comedicly comedic as the others.
28th Dec '13 3:27:45 PM BibsDibs
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* '''Averted''': [[MonochromeCasting No black characters in this work]].

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* '''Averted''': '''Averted''':
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[[MonochromeCasting No black characters in this work]].work]].
** Or the black characters are portrayed just as serious or comedicly as the others.
20th Sep '13 6:50:07 PM MitchellTF
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* '''Parodied''': ???

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* '''Parodied''': ???Jamal has an, also black, sidekick whose job is to stop him whenever he does it.



* '''Lampshaded''': ???
* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': ???

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* '''Lampshaded''': ???
"UNCLE TOM WILL THINK YOU ARE FOOLISH!"
* '''Invoked''': ???
Jamal does it because he likes to make people laugh.
* '''Exploited''': ???
The heroes need to put on a comedy, everyone looks to Jamal, who has been serious the whole time. He plays the comic relief very well.
* '''Defied''': ???Jamal is asked to do something funny. He glares.
30th Mar '13 10:08:07 AM randomtroper89
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** Jamal is a BunnyEarsLawyer, TheDumbledore, or something along those lines.

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** Jamal is a BunnyEarsLawyer, TheDumbledore, EccentricMentor, or something along those lines.
7th Mar '13 2:48:37 PM MsChibiForgotHerPassword
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* '''Discussed''':"Jamal, what's with the shuckin' and jivin'? Seriously?"

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* '''Discussed''':"Jamal, what's with the [[JiveTurkey shuckin' and jivin'? Seriously?"jivin'?]] [[WhatTheHellHero Seriously?]]"
4th Feb '13 10:51:27 AM VPhantom
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* '''Basic Trope''': Goofy black character, almost AlwaysMale.
* '''Played Straight''': Jamal is a CloudCuckoolander and a LargeHam at that.

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* '''Basic Trope''': Goofy A goofy black character, almost AlwaysMale.
* '''Played Straight''': '''Straight''': Jamal is a CloudCuckoolander and a LargeHam at that.



* '''Justified''': Jamal likes to be the center of attention.

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* '''Justified''': '''Downplayed''': Jamal is an otherwise serious character, who likes to crack some CrossesTheLineTwice jokes from time to time to (try to) ease tense situations.
* '''Justified''':
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Jamal likes to be the center of attention.



* '''Inverted''': Jamal is the StraightMan.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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Jamal is the StraightMan.



* '''Subverted''': Jamal knows when it's important to be serious and focused.

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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
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Jamal knows when it's important to be serious and focused.



* '''Double Subverted''': But he's better at being silly.

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* '''Double Subverted''': Subverted''':
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But he's better at being silly.



* '''Deconstructed''': As with all stereotypes, YMMV as to how true it actually is.
* '''Reconstructed''': Jamal strikes a good balance between silly and serious, and reacts ''believably'' to situations and people.
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* '''Lampshaded''':
* '''Averted''': See "Inverted"
** [[MonochromeCasting No black characters in this work]]

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* '''Deconstructed''': As with all stereotypes, YMMV as to how true it actually is.
'''Parodied''': ???
* '''Reconstructed''': Jamal strikes a good balance between silly and serious, and reacts ''believably'' to situations and people.
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* '''Lampshaded''':
'''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': See "Inverted"
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[[MonochromeCasting No black characters in this work]]work]].



* '''Invoked''':
* '''Defied''':

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* '''Invoked''':
'''Lampshaded''': ???
* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': ???



* '''Played For Laughs''': Almost always is.
* '''Played For Drama''': Jamal has HiddenDepths, but no one is willing (or able) to look past his silliness and antics.

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* '''Played For Laughs''': Almost always is.
'''Deconstructed''': As with all stereotypes, it can create a serious amount of UnfortunateImplications and backlash if done poorly.
* '''Reconstructed''': ...However, Jamal strikes a good balance between silly and serious, reacts ''believably'' to situations and people, and has a fair amount of HiddenDepths; so he's a well-rounded and likable character who most fans genuinelly like.\\
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A few people might react negatively to him, sure, but that's [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical the innevitable baggage that comes due to people's inherent racism/bitterness]], not an intended reaction engineered by the creators themselves, who just want to create a fun and charming character.
* '''Played For Drama''': Jamal has HiddenDepths, but no one is willing (or able) to look past his silliness and antics.antics.
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%%* '''Implied''': ???
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%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???
17th Nov '12 1:12:43 PM NitaBeeta
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* '''Discussed''':
* '''Conversed''':

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* '''Discussed''':
'''Discussed''':"Jamal, what's with the shuckin' and jivin'? Seriously?"
* '''Conversed''':'''Conversed''':"Wow. A black character acting like a buffoon. [[SarcasmMode How original.]]"
19th Dec '11 7:21:14 PM MsChibi
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** [[MonochromaticCasting No black characters in this work]]

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** [[MonochromaticCasting [[MonochromeCasting No black characters in this work]]
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