Created By: moche on March 23, 2012 Last Edited By: moche on March 7, 2013

Asian Guy with White Gal

Inverse of Asian Gal With White Guy

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The inverse of Asian Gal with White Guy. This type of interracial pairing is often bemoaned for being much rarer than the former in real life and hardly ever being portrayed in the media. It also comes without a fraction of the implications, controversy and academic discourse that accompanies Asian female/white male relationships. In real life, however, this statistically isn't actually the rarest of all types of interracial relationship. That honor falls (and this may surprise you) to black women paired with white men.


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  • March 23, 2012
    Actually surprisingly common for the Original Generation characters in Super Robot Wars, two popular examples being Kyousuke with Excellen and Masaki with Ryune.
  • March 23, 2012
    This inversion is currently included in the exiting trope, as a subtype. However, the trope is undergoing revision at TRS. Among other things, a moderator has claimed that a relationship between a man of a certain race and a woman of a certain race is not a valid trope - even if the combination is iconic.
  • March 23, 2012
    "That honor falls (and this may surprise you) to black women paired with white men."

    Is this statistic worldwide or just a particular country? Either way is fine with me but it should be specified.
  • March 23, 2012
    ^^ I'm sort of inclined to agree with the moderator. Interracial dating / Mixed Marriage in general are probably tropes, but the particular combinations between races are kind of dubious as far as tropeability goes. Often in visual media you could redraw/recast one character to a different ethnicity and make no difference to the story.
  • March 23, 2012
    An unproblematic interracial relationship where the characters' races are of no narrative significance is not a trope. The fact that Asian guy/white woman is rare may be a trope, but that is probably better discussed in whatever Asian Gal With White Guy gets revamped into. Unless you want to make this about the old-school "those disguising yellow savages are a threat to our virginal white women" stereotype, but that's probably better in Yellow Peril.
  • March 23, 2012
  • March 23, 2012
    In Asian media this is routine for the same reason that the opposite is common in Western media.
  • March 25, 2012
    Dragon The Bruce Lee Story deals with his marriage to a white woman.

    Even if this doesn't get launched, I'm happy to see the list of examples. I love this trope.
  • March 26, 2012
    Out of interest, what's the wiki's consensus on the definition of "Asian"? I'm British and I use the term Asian in the British and American sense because technically it's an unclear word that covers a number of different ethnicities. I mean, I know the majority of tropers are American but films such as East Is East and Bend It Like Beckham still technically include White/Asian interracial couples with different connotations.

    (Not trying to pick on anyone, I'm just curious so long as we're having debates about this. East Is East has a "Asian Guy with White Gal" [sic] couple at the head of the family but I don't know if that is similar enough to be covered by the same trope.)
  • March 26, 2012
    In the short lived TV series The Book of Daniel Daniel & his wife adopted an asian baby boy, who is now in his teens and dating. He is rejected by a girl's parents purely for racial reasons. The girl's parents are high muckety-mucks in the church Daniel is the pastor of.
  • March 7, 2013
    In the webcomic Ardra, Ardra meets and falls for a Japanese man named Umino at a speed-dating event.