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[[caption-width-right:350:"I ain't no foreigner... ain't nothing yeller 'bout me, but there is one color about me. It's a little red... that's right, I'm a redneck."]]

Much like the very tropes described on this site, Ethnic and National Stereotypes are things that an audience reasonably expects (for reasons good and... not so good) when confronted by an individual of a given background.

Some writers know this, and just like the tropes associated with fiction, they decide to [[InvertedTrope turn it on its head]].

A Stereotype Flip occurs when an individual does something that runs in direct contradiction to some established stereotype based on their gender, [[RaceTropes race]], religious belief, [[NationalStereotypes nationality]], or country (or [[FantasticRacism planet]]) of origin.

This is often TruthInTelevision, as no one ever fits all the given stereotypes associated with their background. If enough individuals do a Stereotype Flip, the stereotype in question may become a DiscreditedTrope.

A Stereotype Flip is not ''always'' a good move, however; it can sprout UnfortunateImplications of its own. Inverting a negative stereotype can lead to PositiveDiscrimination, and inverting a "model minority" stereotype is risky because portraying a minority as dumb, cowardly, and/or evil taps into much more basic forms of xenophobia than portraying them as being [[AsianAndNerdy smart]] [[JewishAndNerdy but]] [[BollywoodNerd nerdy]]. Finally, even if both those pitfalls are avoided, it still must be remembered that ''flipping'' a stereotype isn't the same as ''avoiding'' it; flipped stereotypes are no substitute for actual well-rounded characters.

Applies to fictional backgrounds as well. If the character is ''deliberately'' defying the "nature" of his people, it overlaps with MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch. If they choose a culturally disfavored role knowingly, then KlingonScientistsGetNoRespect. Related to SquareRaceRoundClass. CulturalRebel is generally the product of a character given the Stereotype Flip treatment. MasculineGirlFeminineBoy and AsianAirhead are subtropes of this.

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', Osaka breaks Tomo's expectations that the new Osakan student is going to be a loudmouth who's always trying to sell stuff. This is emphasized in the English manga, where Osaka's speech is translated with a New York City accent, which has a similar "loud and pushy" stereotype associated with it.
* In ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', Runge's painstaking research of Tenma's past results in little more than him ascertaining that the latter is not "stereotypically" Japanese.
* A {{hikikomori}} is stereotypically a creepy, misanthropic guy, and ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' instead has [[PunnyName Kiri Komori]], who is female and friendly ''and'' a hikikomori.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* A fairly common variation in comics is to introduce a member of the fictional species, and then the civilization. Thus, [[{{Superman}} Mon-El]] and [[GreenLanternCorps Sodam Yat]] are friendly explorers from a racist and xenophobic species; [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Blackfire]] is a cruel and malicious monster from a passionate and warm species; [[MarvelComics Captain Marvel]] is a good-hearted protector from a race of conquerors; and [[Comicbook/{{Runaways}} Xavin]] is an open-minded romantic from a race of pricks.
* ComicBook/{{X-Men}} comic ''GenerationX'' was this trope plus FiveTokenBand: the girl from Kentucky was the smart one, the guy from Los Angeles was the nice one, and so on.
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' -- [[ScaryBlackMan Massive, terrifying, black convict]] ([[TattooedCrook with a facial tattoo!]]) taking the detonator for the other boat we assumed to blow up the other boat and save himself [[spoiler: instead throwing it out of the window.]] "Give it to me, and I'll do what you shoulda did ten minutes ago." CrowningMomentOfAwesome?? Hell, yes!
* In one of the most memorable scenes in ''Film/RememberTheTitans'' one of the black football players is visiting his teammate who lives in a white neighborhood. A police car pulls up and an officer eyes the youth. You think it's going to be a classic Rodney King-esque scene (it is taking place in the 1960's Virginia). But.... the officer simply congratulates the youth on a well-played game and wishes him good luck for an upcoming game. The black player, and presumably the audience, are pleasantly surprised.
* The ''RushHour'' movies milk this trope for all it's worth. Consider the scenes where Carter reveals he actually knows Chinese and Lee reveals that he actually speaks flawless English.
** In ''Rush Hour 2'', Carter makes fun of a black man who has immersed himself in Chinese culture and knows the same type of kung-fu as Lee.
* ''InTheHeatOfTheNight'': The black guy in town, played by Sidney Poitier, is not just a ScaryBlackMan; he's also a respected detective from Philadelphia. And in case you're wondering, [[MemeticMutation they call him 'Mr. Tibbs'!]] Not a big deal in 2009, but a huge deal in 1967.
** Actually the bigger deal was Chief Gillespie. A white small-town, southern police chief who was clearly bigoted, who actually managed to swallow his prejudices and help the black detective solve the crime. Mega-huge deal in 1967. And a well-deserved Oscar for Creator/RodSteiger's performance.
* One hilarious scene in ''Film/{{Airplane}}!'' shows [[LeaveItToBeaver June Cleaver]] acting as an interpreter for two black youths who speak only Jive. She, of course, despite being a little old lady is fluent in [[JiveTurkey the language]].
* The film ''AmericanGangster''. The success of Frank Lucas' all-black Harlem based drug ring in the 1970's was apparently so unheard of that when RussellCrowe's cop character tries to tell the Feds that Lucas is the one behind the drugs, they flatly refuse to believe that "a nigger" could pull it off.
* The ''Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle'' movies are built on this trope.
* In the ''Film/TheKarateKid'' reboot, Andre is on his way to China, and on the flight sees a Chinese guy. Naturally he takes the opportunity to practice speaking Chinese, only for the guy to say, "Dude. I'm from Detroit."
* In Eraser there's an exchange between a mobster and his supposedly dumb as bricks muscle:
-->'''Tony Two Toes''': There they are. Commie bastards!
-->'''Mikey''': They're not communists any more, Tony. They're a federation of independent liberated states.
-->'''Tony Two Toes''': Don't make me hurt you, Mikey.
* In the third ''Film/TheNakedGun'' movie the protagonist Frank goes down a line of cabs trying to find someone who can relay an urgent message to Police Squad. The first two drivers do not speak English and do not understand what is being asked of them. When Frank looks into the third cab he sees a black guy dressed in traditional African clothes. Frank instantly dismisses him and abandons his attempts to radio for backup, leaving the driver to muse to himself "I wonder what the devil he wanted" in a British accent.
* ''EightMile'' plays up the human equivalent of SeldomSeenSpecies, as it documents the lifestyle of an American socioeconomic group that, like Native Americans, has not been commonly seen in the popular media for decades: poor, urban whites (who are living in Detroit, the stereotypically blackest city in America, no less!). Many stories take it for granted that characters like Jimmy "Rabbit," Stephanie, and Lily haven't existed since the 1940s - and even when they do, they tend to assume that those people are "white ethnics," instead of the British-descended Protestants the Smith family clearly are.
* Russell from ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' doesn't really play any Asian stereotypes. He's not apparently AsianAndNerdy nor does he [[AllAsiansKnowMartialArts good at fighting]]. He's also fatter than stereotypes tend to go.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In the ''{{Troubleshooters}}'' series, one of the terrorists is a [[WesternTerrorists white, blond/blue-eyed guy from the Midwest]], who relies on racial stereotyping to get away with murder, not to mention pin his latest crimes on the nice Middle Eastern gardener in the neighborhood.
* In ''TheGreenMile'', the Huge Muscular Black Man who supposedly raped two young girls and killed them with his BARE hands actually has a heart of gold (and is innocent.)
* ''TheDresdenFiles'' has Karrin Murphy: a pretty, five-foot-nothing blond with a cute button nose who Harry has described as looking like a cheerleader or someone's favorite aunt. And she's a {{badass}} cop with a black belt in aikido who's stood up to everything from a NighInvulnerable hell-werewolf to the king of all incubi and once attacked a 15-foot-tall ogre with a chainsaw. Also, the local werewolf pack are all DungeonsAndDragons-playing geeks.
** Averted in the TV series, where Murphy is Hispanic and looks like she means business. Still pretty, though.
* Victorian author Creator/WilkieCollins liked to do this to stereotypes of his day. For example, in stage melodramas, the villain was always portrayed as being incredibly thin while fat men tended to be jolly comic relief style characters. So, in ''Literature/TheWomanInWhite'', Collins carefully cast the fat man as the main villain of the piece, an evil Italian gangster.
** [[AffablyEvil He is still pretty jolly, though.]]
* [[TheLegendOfDrizzt Drizzt Do'Urden]] is well known for being pretty much everything a Drow isn't. He's a NiceGuy and Drow... are not very nice. At all.
** It should be noted that Drizzt's popularity has induced a slew of stereotype-flipped drow characters, turning the race into an EnsembleDarkHorse for [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons D&D]] players.
* In the ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'' series, the Germans are the free-wheeling individualists, and the Americans are the stuffy, bureaucratic rule-lovers, much to the surprise of the respective opposing parties.
** Played with further in that any German that is a stuffy, bureaucratic rule-lover ''also'' fits this trope: the 'downtimer' stereotype of Germans is free-wheeling individualists.
* Piggy, the Gamorrean pilot from the ''XWingSeries'', is the only member of his species with the intellectual capacity to pilot a starfighter. (Of course, his brain was enhanced in various [[PlayingWithSyringes procedures]].)
* ''[[Literature/ABrothersPrice A Brother's Price]]'' is a kind of romance novel set in a world where women rule and men are [[GenderRarityValue so rare they must be secluded and protected]]. As such it flips a lot of romance novel gender roles on their heads and invents some entirely new ones.
* Sandy Mitchell seems to take some glee in using the ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' novels to turn ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' stereotypes on their heads. For starters, the title character is the exact opposite of the stereotypical Imperial commissar, a cowardly, self-hating man with an inflated reputation [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation (or so he says)]], frequently described by fans as the type of guy commissars are supposed to ''shoot''. Valhallan troops have a reputation for ZergRush tactics, but the 597th is a BadassArmy of mechanized infantry that is just as happy to let the enemy come to them if the situation calls for it. In ''Cain's Last Stand'' we meet Sister Julien, a senior [[ChurchMilitant Sister of Battle]] who drinks, gambles, and is romantically involved with the [[MilitaryAcademy schola progenium's]] bursar.
* The science-fiction novel ''Buddy Holly is Alive and Well on Ganymede'' has three.
** The protagonist himself, who looks almost exactly like BuddyHolly (which becomes highly pertinent to the plot). He's an atheist, but not [[HollywoodAtheist a bitter or sarcastic one]], and by the end of the novel he has come to believe in a Higher Power after all.
** The protagonist's mother was a teenager who came of age in TheFifties, but still [[SeeminglyWholesomeFiftiesGirl had her son out of wedlock and made no apologies for doing so]]. It was she who encouraged her son to embrace atheism, owing to her hatred of the people at her son's religious school who thought rock and roll was evil.
** In the course of the novel, the protagonist befriends a right-wing biker who's [[TheBully bullying]], crude, and a fan of HeavyMetal music -- and is also a young woman with feminist leanings. We get the sense that she might have joined the political left [[FreudianExcuse if not for]] her obnoxious HippieParents.
* In the historical novel ''Give Me Back My Legions!'' (set in 7-9 AD Roman Empire) by Creator/HarryTurtledove, the Romans are stoic, logical and disciplined not given to emotional outbursts while the Germanic tribesmen that they are trying to conquer are excitable and prone to emotional outbursts, as likely to pull a knife as look at you and undisciplined in battle. In other words, modern day Italian and German stereotypes are reversed.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* In an episode of ''Series/TheTonightShow'' with Jay Leno, During a talent competition between USC and UsefulNotes/UniversityOfMichigan football players called "All American Idol", a white guy faces up against a black guy in a rap battle and utterly schools him.
* In an episode of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', a Vulcan greets Captain Archer....with a warm and hearty handshake, something the Vulcans... don't do. She also asks Archer about her quarters; T'Pol assumes she's displeased with the smell as Vulcans have a more heightened sense of smell than humans. Rather, she wants Archer to thank the crewman who loaned it to her.
** Nog of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' not only proves that he's more than a money-grubbing Ferengi, he also becomes a Lieutenant in Starfleet.
** Worf's lover K'ehleyr, a fellow Klingon (though half-human), actually cracks jokes, smiles, and seems to actually have other interests other than finding excuses to 'fight in glorious battle.'
*** She's also an example of MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch, though in Franchise/StarTrek this tends to be a standard-issue trait of alien hybrids.
*** Worf himself flips the HotBlooded Klingon stereotype by instead being TheStoic.
** The mere fact of the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries original Enterprise]]'s crew was a historic stereotype flip. A black woman who was actually not a servant. A very scrutable Asian. A Russian treated sympathetically ''at the height of the Cold War''. One of Trek's great accomplishments was all the stereotypes it flipped.
* ''HannahMontana'''s {{Alpha Bitch}}es Amber and Ashley are played by a black girl and an Asian girl. Amber is the hottest girl in school and a RichBitch, a role usually restricted to [[BlondesAreEvil blondes]], and Ashley is a bitchy AsianAirhead as opposed to "model minority" AsianAndNerdy. So, less of an UnfortunateImplication as much as a case of not restricting the ethnic kids to BlackBestFriend and TokenMinority.
* On ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', DL Hawkins was initially described as the classic ScaryBlackMan. When he actually showed up, he turned out to be one of the nicest and most sane guys on the show, completely dedicated to his wife and son.
* ''Series/TwentyFour'' has been flipping stereotypes since its pilot episode. Some specific flippers (so to speak):
** President David Palmer
** President Allison Taylor.
** The biggest Flip occurred in Season 2. The question of just who was helping the terrorists nuke LA boiled down to either the Middle-Eastern boy educated in London, or his WASP father-in-law to be. And then.....we learn the REAL identity of the terrorist. Before the show starting [[AssPull pulling asses]]; this was one of the greatest twists and a true Stereotype Freakin' Flip.
* Senor Chang on ''Series/{{Community}}''. One episode showed he has a Jewish brother, Rabbi Chang, opening the possibility that Senor is Jewish as well.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'':
** Colonel Samantha Carter is a gorgeous, sexy, hot blonde. She also possesses an IQ [[strike:approaching]] surpassing Stephen Hawking's and has kicked several planets-full of asses in ''two'' galaxies. And killed the gods of ''a third''. [[RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun She also blew up a sun]].
** Jack O'Neill also breaks several stereotypes, being the Kirk and not into science most of the time he'll occasionally recognize stuff first...
** Daniel Jackson fits the bill as well. He is undoubtedly an academic in the literal sense (3 doctoral degrees to boot), and a nerd, who in the course of the show, has kicked his fair share of ass, and is far too good-looking to be a standard nerd.
** It should also be duly noted that of the two academics on the team, it's Samantha Carter who is the expert on the hard sciences, the career military officer, and TheLancer, while Daniel Jackson is a civilian whose specialties are in the much fuzzier subjects of archaeology, linguistics, and anthropology, he is TheHeart of the team, and even TheChick.
* In ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', we have Rodney [=McKay=]. Arrogant, rude, hypochondriac, generally a pain in the ass... when he's not ''kicking'' it.
** He also ends up with a hot chick... and is the only main character who has joined the Mile High Club.
* [[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody London Tipton]], an AsianAirhead, yes, but usually the spoiled socialites are blonder. This is meant to contrast with the blonde Maddie who is the smart and intelligent one flipping the dumb blonde stereotype
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'':
** Much like [[Series/StargateSG1 Col. Carter]], Agent Sarah Walker is blonde, sweet, sexy. And an ass-kicking is never far behind whenever she's on the screen.
** Devon "Captain Awesome!" Woodcomb combs like a typical "frat boy." And while he has that silly catchphrase, played football, and loves to say "bro" and "dude"; he is also an accomplished doctor, and a genuinely caring husband and friend.
** Total slacker Morgan is usually the one who comes up the biggest when the situation gets dire, which eventually leads to him becoming store manager.
*** Specifically, he totally schools the hardass General Beckman into how a Buy More is supposed to be run in order to appear legit instead of the CIA/NSA front it obviously looks like (i.e. the employees are ''too'' good at their jobs instead of slacking off).
** Casey is a hardened veteran, nostalgic for the good old '80s and the [[RonaldReagan Reagan]] administration. He loves his guns and always wears a stony expression, except when his aforementioned favorite topics are raised. For the first couple of seasons he has a standing order to kill Chuck when ordered and is perfectly willing to go through with it. When he finds out he has a daughter he never knew, he genuinely tries to be a father to her. Also, when Chuck and Sarah run away together to complete the mission, he tracks them down and is visibly angry -- albeit not because they disobeyed their orders but because they didn't trust him enough to include him in their plan, showing he genuinely cares about the team.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The Time Lords are a [[PlanetOfHats Planet of Dull, Stuffy]] ([[NiceHat and incredibly ridiculous]]) [[PlanetOfHats Hats]]. The Doctor is an [[GuileHero adventurous]], [[AllLovingHero friendly]] CloudCuckoolander who ran away from his home planet for this selfsame reason.
** The Master, the Doctor's EvilCounterpart, also defies the Time Lord stereotype. Especially in his latest incarnation, when his insanity is mixed with him getting a sense of humor.
* ''TheJeffersons'', although they sometimes fall straight into other stereotypes.
* ''TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' derived much humor from the FishOutOfWater nature of a stereotypical black teen clashing with his flipped relatives in Bel Air.
* ''Series/{{JAG}}'': Meg Austin, Harm's partner in the fist season only, is a beautiful blonde with a [[AmericanAccents TexanDrawl]] who also happens to be a lawyer, professional computer hacker, and fluent in Spanish. More than once other characters (usually antagonists) will make dismissive comments about her, assuming her to be a DumbBlonde or a harmless DamselInDistress.
* ''Series/TheATeam'' 's Mr. T. fool! ScaryBlackMan with a Mohawk and a chest full of chains. You wouldn't think it, but he was actually the one the kids loved, both in the show's universe and in RealLife.
* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' made TheSmartGuy [[BlackAndNerdy black]] and TheBigGuy white. Elsewhere in the series, in one episode they meet another team, their "big guy" is an attractive Jewish woman.
** See BadassIsraeli for the latter.
* Lisa Turtle from ''SavedByTheBell'' was written as a stereotypical "Jewish Princess" and cast as Black (gentile?) before the show went on the air. She was still materialistic and high maintenance, but managed to avoid many of the UnfortunateImplications of the SassyBlackWoman because of her class (somewhere between RichBitch and SpoiledSweet) and CloudCuckoolander tendencies. Her character was the only female lead to survive the ReTool.
* Whitley Gilbert, the AlphaBitch on ''Series/ADifferentWorld'' was a brash, [[CloserToEarth far-from-earth]] SouthernBelle at a (functionally) all-black college. She was played by a trained dancer and stage actress Jasmine Guy, whose acerbic characterization and well-paced slapstick soon made Whitley the BreakoutCharacter. HarsherInHindsight / HilariousInHindsight FairForItsDay, because during TheEighties, it was ''seen as a step forward for a Black Woman to play a ComedicSociopath convincingly.''
* Phil Harding, regular on UK archaeology show ''TimeTeam'', looks and talks like a stereotypical West Country poacher. He's also an expert in pottery and flint-knapping and can speak eruditely and at great length about them, "ooh-arr" accent and all.
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' had Zoe, an ass-kicking ActionGirl, who was happily married to Wash, who was very much a NonActionGuy. It seems that not AllAmazonsWantHercules.
* Danny John Jules always enjoyed playing the Cat's nerdy alter-ego 'Dwayne Dibbley on ''Series/RedDwarf'' because it flipped the stereotype of black people as cool jive talking characters.
* ''Series/{{MADtv}}'': The "Average Asian" sketches are about an Asian guy who is expected to have stereotypical Asian abilities (knows karate, origami, good at math, plays a musical instrument, etc) by people around him but doesn't (except for ping pong, summoning ninjas, and laundry).
* In an episode of ''Series/DesigningWomen'', Julia and Suzanne are visiting their mother in Japan. While on the plane, they're sitting beside an Asian man who is sitting on Suzanne's purse. Suzanne yells at him in her typically offensive way; Julia then attempts to speak to him in Japanese. At this point he reveals that he knew he was sitting on her purse, and mentions that not only does he speak fluent English, he's actually from Georgia, and mentions that if they want to continue screaming at him, please do it in English, because he might look Asian, but in reality, "He's a Bubba." (As a bonus, he was played by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeKFNisCatA Henry Cho]], who's mentioned below.)
* A petite blonde young woman in a horror series is.... [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer a vampire slayer]]. The entire premise of the show was to flip the stereotype.
** There's also a more subtle example in the form of Giles, who flips the stereotype that all adults in horror-based media are [[AdultsAreUseless useless]]. His very job as Watcher is to be useful.
*** And later done again when we find out the very British, bookish, and stuffy Giles is also fully capable of kicking severe amounts of ass when the situation calls for it. He mainly lets Buffy take care of stuff early on because she needs the practice.
* ''Series/GoodnessGraciousMe'' has a variant. The stereotype of obnoxious Brits making idiots of themselves at an Indian restaurant is flipped when an Indian family decide to get drunk and "go for an English".
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* In one ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'', Opus is sitting at a bar when a redneck-looking guy opens a conversation with the standard "you know what's wrong with this country?" bit. The redneck then expresses surprisingly pacifist and environmentalist sentiments. Opus turns to the {{beatnik}} on his other side to say something about how appearances can be deceiving, and the beatnik shouts "America, love it or leave it you pinko punk!
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* WWE wrestler Jimmy Wang Yang's entire current gimmick is based around this. His character (a down-home cowboy who also happens to be Korean) has him deliberately defying Asian stereotypes by being proud of his Southern heritage, and wishing to be identified by his self-admitted love of being a redneck, rather than being judged by his race.
** A similar example occurred in the ''PushingDaisies'' episode "The Fun in Funeral," where the culprit turns out to be an Asian-American good ol' boy who killed the victim to get back Civil War memorabilia belonging to his great-grandfather (a ChineseLaborer who wandered off from the railroad and ended up joining the Confederacy).
* JohnCena is an even better example, both in {{Kayfabe}} and in RealLife. Born to relative privilege in a practically all-white Boston suburb, [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy he embraced rap music at a young age and in time became a modestly successful rapper himself]]. And then, once he got to WWE, he flipped the stereotype right back by having his "wigger" character "join the military" (actually, he was just training for his starring role in ''The Marine'') and transform seemingly overnight from a rude and crude ghetto thug to an [[AllAmericanFace all-American hero]].
* Mexican-born AlbertoDelRio defies the usual stereotypes of Mexicans being poor, ignorant, and ill-mannered with his character of "The Mexican Aristocrat", who (at least when he is a heel) is quite WickedCultured. He also speaks with an upper-class colonial accent more reminiscent of Spain than of Mexico, rather than the more stereotypical mestizo accent associated with EddieGuerrero and other Latino wrestlers.
* It was once extremely common for a wrestler performing a HeelFaceTurn or a FaceHeelTurn to completely invert their stereotypical qualities to make the transition more dramatic. An example of the latter would be Wrestling/NikolaiVolkoff's turnaround from being a DirtyCommunist to an [[AllAmericanFace apple-pie American patriot]], while the former is exemplified in Wrestling/RickMartel's switch from soft-spoken nice guy to the arrogant {{Jerkass}} known as "The Model." Now that BlackAndGrayMorality is much more common in sports-entertainment, it's customary for wrestlers to simply retain (as much as possible) their old qualities when they turn: TNA's "Mr. Anderson" [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor may be a crowd favorite from time to time]], but he's still undeniably an "Asshole."
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[[folder:Stand Up]]
* Korean-American Henry Cho was born and raised in Tennessee and much of his humor is quite blue collar in contrast to the stereotypically elitist affectations of Korean Americans. Henry's even acknowledged the inherent humor of an Asian person with a southern drawl.
* Canadian comedian Shaun Majumder, who is half Indian, has a stand-up bit about appearing as a minor terrorist villain on ''Series/TwentyFour''. He talks at length about how offensively stereotyped his character was while describing a chase scene with Jack Bauer, but the punch line is that instead of being a stereotypical brown terrorist, he's actually an over-the-top Newfoundlander.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples strikes again. In ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'', Shakespeare flips not one, but ''three'' [[DeadHorseTrope Dead Horse Trope]]s: the brutal, lascivious, and treacherous Moor; the promiscuous, cunning, venal Venetian lady, and the honest soldier. Othello is honorable, cool-headed (mostly), and chaste; Desdemona is almost a PuritySue in her simplicity; and [[ManipulativeBastard Iago]]...
* In ''Theatre/{{Electra}}'', Chrysothemis is very clear on the point that Electra is not behaving like a woman should at all (ie. She refuses to defer to others and accept her weakness and limits as a women, is certain to remain unmarried and neglected because of her behaviour, is stubborn and excessive in mourning her father, and is conspiring to murder her mother and step-father). Electra is a TragicHero, after all.
* ''MButterfly'' has its title and plot clearly based on ''MadameButterfly'''s, but turns out to be a {{deconstruction}} of the "[[MightyWhiteyAndMellowYellow demure and submissive Asian woman]] [[DrivenToSuicide who lives only for her]] MightyWhitey man" stereotype [[TropeCodifier codified]] by ''Madame Butterfly'' when it's revealed that [[spoiler:the seemingly demure and submissive Song is actually a male spy who manipulated the white diplomat Gallimard as ruthlessly as Pinkerton did with Butterfly in ''Madame Butterfly'', and it's ''Gallimard'' who kills himself in the end out of love for a man, even crossdressing as a Japanese woman and committing suicide in the same manner Butterfly did]].
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' takes pride in introducing a [[PlanetOfHats hat for a species to wear]] and then instantly having them take it off. Liara is a shy bookworm from a planet of sociable diplomats, Garrus is a loose cannon from a species of obedient soldiers (who lampshades it by saying that he's "not a very good turian"), Wrex is a [[WarriorPoet philosophical and noble leader]] from a species of {{Blood Knight}}s.
** The second game introduces two asari who are so far outside the stereotype most of their own people tend not to mention them; a krogan warlord obsessed with producing a single perfect krogan rather than returning to the old ways; and [[spoiler:a geth who reveals the hat placed on his race in the original game applied to only a small rebel faction]].
*** Not to mention the ''extremely'' civil and eloquent krogan businessman you can meet on Illium. Another one, Charr, doesn't seem to have a ounce of aggression in his body and is wooing an asari with poetry.
* None of the ''KatawaShoujo'' characters entirely fulfil the cliche of their disability (Hanako probably comes the closest, but she is still much deeper than you'd expect), but Shizune really blows her own out of the water. She's deaf-mute, but instead of being shy and passive she's an outgoing, competitive, ruthless taskmaster who is a totally devoted StudentCouncilPresident.
** One of the reasons Emi gives for why she gets up early every morning to go running is because her doctors said that she would have to relearn how to walk after losing her legs. Due to sheer determination, she gets through physical therapy much faster than expected and continues to run "simply because she can". Also, rather hilariously, despite being the youngest-looking of the main characters, (seriously, she looks like she's 13; she's actually 19.) she's also the one who [[SirSwearsALot swears the most.]]
* The {{expansion|Pack}}s to ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' flip stereotypes with several characters.
** ''Mask of the Betrayer'' has Gann, a hagspawn spirit shaman who is the resident MrFanservice. Hagspawn are normally ugly brutes (-2 Charisma, favored class Barbarian). Gann isn't because [[spoiler:his parents actually loved each other]].
** Safiya is everything the vast majority of Red Wizards are not, more interested in learning and teaching than accruing personal power.
** ''Storm of Zehir'' has:
*** Umoja, a druid who [[LargeHam hams it up]] rather than whinging about the balance of life.
*** Belueth the Calm, a NeutralEvil aasimar rogue. Aasimar are normally good (favored class Paladin) due to their celestial heritage.
*** Grykk Bannersworn, a half-orc ''paladin''. Not much else needs to be said.
*** Ribsmasher, the batshit insane monk. You ain't getting any inner peace out of this guy.
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has an example of this in one of the romance subplots related to Morrigan and Leliana. Morrigan is the 'atheist' member of the player's party who tends to hate religion whereas Leliana is the church-attending saint of the group. In a flip of a real life expectation, it's Leliana, the religious party member, who is open to a homosexual relationship with a female player character (she will also form a relationship with a male player character as well). Morrigan, the atheist party member, is strictly heterosexual and will only entertain a romantic relationship with a male player character.
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' often does this with various professional/race stereotypes of ''DungeonsAndDragons'' and the like. Roy is a fighter, a class usually associated with DumbMuscle, but he's a GeniusBruiser; Belkar is a halfling, a race generally known for being carefree and jolly, but he's ChaoticEvil and generally ill-tempered when not hurting people or [[PetTheDog caring for his pet cat]]; Crystal is a pretty young assassin who works for a half-Orc- but she's the DumbMuscle/ TheBrute and he's a [[AffablyEvil pleasant]] [[TheDon Don]] type.
** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0590.html Elan also gets this, but not in a good way...]]
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* Dale Gribble of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' is a RightWingMilitiaFanatic and general ConspiracyTheorist, but against stereotype isn't racist/prejudiced in the slightest and is actually a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold pretty nice guy]].
** There was also an episode where Khan, in grief over failing to Connie into a prep school, decided to embrace his "American" side and completely abandon his Laotian heritage and behaviors, becoming an unbearably stereotypical redneck instead of his normal stereotypical "Asian workaholic" behavior.
* On ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', [[MeaningfulName Token Black]] (yes, that's his name) is the richest kid in town, and his parents seem to be more educated than just about anybody else. The entire episode "Here Comes the Neighborhood" plays on this idea: as more rich and successful black people move to town, the poor white characters begin to get angry, but over class rather than race -- until the very end, where Mr. Garrison basically outs himself as a racist.
** Token does actually fulfill some pretty funny stereotypes himself though: He has an astounding soul voice (Then-Mrs. Garrison claimed that it got her wet), and this little gem...
-->'''Cartman''': Alright, Token, play the bass.
-->'''Token''': Cartman, I told you I don't know how to-
-->'''Cartman''': Token, you're black, you can play the damn bass.
-->'''Token''': Cartman, that's a racist-
-->'''Cartman''': TOKEN PLAY THE DAMN BASS!
-->(''Token plays the bass perfectly'')
-->'''Token''': ...Goddamnit.
*** This was ''after'' Cartman asserted that, since Token's black, there ''has'' to be a bass guitar in his home. There was.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Hermes Conrad is, in many ways, exact opposite of a stereotypical Jamaican -- while they're normally portrayed as being maxed and relaxed, he's an uptight, neurotic workaholic. Though he does have the limbo and reggae skills.
** And... [[EruditeStoner other interests]].
* Francine from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' was angry at her adoptive Chinese parents for leaving all they had to their [[TheGhost unseen]] birth daughter, Gwen. It turns out that they actually have more respect for Francine, and that Gwen is an AsianAirhead who [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking isn't even good at math]]. Stan and Francine's father both agree it's [[CrossesTheLineTwice terrible for children to disrespect their parents' stereotypes]].
* [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Ren and Stimpy]] are flips of AnimalStereotypes. Ren is a [[CatsAreMean mean]] dog, Stimpy is a DumbIsGood [[DogsAreDumb cat]].
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