'''Basic Trope''': A black character as a comic relief.
* '''Straight''': Jamal is a CloudCuckoolander and a LargeHam at that.
* '''Exaggerated''': Jamal is ChaoticStupid.
* '''Downplayed''': Jamal is an otherwise serious character, who likes to crack some CrossesTheLineTwice jokes from time to time to (try to) ease tense situations.
** Jamal likes to be the center of attention.
** Jamal is a BunnyEarsLawyer, EccentricMentor, or something along those lines.
** Jamal is the StraightMan.
** Bob is the silly one, contrasted to his BlackBestFriend Jamal, who is more serious and/or outwardly intelligent.
* '''Gender Inverted''': Shaniqua is the silly one in the group.
** Jamal knows when it's important to be serious and focused.
** Jamal is ObfuscatingStupidity, for one reason or another.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** But he's better at being silly.
** Jamal is TheComicallySerious.
* '''Parodied''': Jamal has an, also black, sidekick whose job is to stop him whenever he does it.
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
** [[MonochromeCasting No black characters in this work]].
** Or the black characters are portrayed just as serious or comedic as the others.
* '''Enforced''': "We need a character that will be perceived as "cool" by our mainly-white target audience."
* '''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.
* '''Discussed''':"Jamal, what's with the [[JiveTurkey shuckin' and jivin'?]] [[WhatTheHellHero Seriously?]]"
* '''Conversed''':"Wow. A black character acting like a buffoon. [[SarcasmMode How original.]]"
* '''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.\\
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.
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