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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Batfink}}'': Batfink's Asian sidekick Karate has these.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Batfink}}'': Batfink's Asian sidekick Karate has these.initially had these. They were removed in later episodes though.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Batfink}}'': Batfink's Asian sidekick Karate has these.


Historically in Japan, white teeth were generally seen as unattractive, and women concerned about their physical attractiveness would artificially ''blacken'' their teeth as part of their makeup. Much American anti-Japanese WWII propaganda picked on the Japanese people's poor dental health, this stereotype eventually evolved into the AsianBuckTeeth trope, which now instead of only targeting Japanese people conflates all [[InterchangeableAsianCultures Eastern Asian people into one monolithic bloc]].

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Historically in Japan, white teeth were generally seen as unattractive, and women concerned about their physical attractiveness would artificially ''blacken'' their teeth as part of their makeup. Much American anti-Japanese WWII propaganda picked on the Japanese people's poor dental health, this stereotype eventually evolved into the AsianBuckTeeth Asian Buck-Teeth trope, which now instead of only targeting Japanese people conflates all [[InterchangeableAsianCultures Eastern Asian people into one monolithic bloc]].


In Eastern Asia, the bad teeth stereotype is heavily associated with Japanese people and either used to villainize Japanese people or PlayedForLaughs in Korean and Southeast Asian comedy. Much like Britain, Japan has lax standards on dental beauty (and coincidentally they are both island nations) and orthodontics is still a relatively recent thing. Crooked teeth are actually viewed as a positive trait in Japan with some Japanese women willing to spend thousands of dollars to have their teeth reshaped unevenly on purpose as it makes them look more childlike and thus "cuter".

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In Eastern Asia, the bad teeth stereotype is heavily associated with Japanese people and either used to villainize Japanese people or PlayedForLaughs in Korean and Southeast Asian comedy. Much like Britain, Japan has lax standards on dental beauty (and coincidentally they are both island nations) and orthodontics is still a relatively recent thing. Crooked teeth are actually viewed as a positive trait in Japan with some Japanese women willing to spend thousands of dollars to have their teeth reshaped unevenly on purpose as it makes them look more childlike and thus "cuter".


* The main character in ''[[http://www.debito.org/chibikurosanbo.html Chibi Kiiro Jappu]]'' (''Little Yellow Jap'' in English), a parody of ''Literature/TheStoryOfLittleBlackSambo'', has two buck teeth sticking out of his mouth.

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* The main character in ''[[http://www.debito.org/chibikurosanbo.html Chibi Kiiro Jappu]]'' (''Little Yellow Jap'' in English), a parody of ''Literature/TheStoryOfLittleBlackSambo'', ''Literature/{{The Story of Little Black Sambo}}'', has two buck teeth sticking out of his mouth.


Buck teeth were the teeth stereotype common to most people of East Asian descent in the early and even mid 20th century.

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Buck teeth were the teeth dental stereotype common to most people of East Asian descent in the early and even mid 20th century.


-->-- '''[[http://www.tomparisdorm.com/viewstory.php?sid=4084 Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space]]'''

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-->-- '''[[http://www.tomparisdorm.com/viewstory.php?sid=4084 Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space]]'''
''Fanfic/Plan7Of9FromOuterSpace''


* Comes up in some UsefulNotes/WorldWarII era [[Film/TheThreeStooges Three Stooges]] shorts, with the Japanese characters being played by actual Japanese [=POWs=], wearing fake teeth.
** The Japanese actors in the Stooges shorts were not POW's but Japanese Americans from "relocation centers" ( internment camps).Some of them were American citizens and some were native born American citizens. In some shorts they did wear fake teeth. The teeth are particularly obvious in "The Yokes On Me," ( by today's standards probably the most racist of all the shorts) in which the actors not only were Japanese Americans from a camp, they PORTRAYED Japanese American escapees from a near by camp bent on sabotage.

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* Comes up in some UsefulNotes/WorldWarII era [[Film/TheThreeStooges Three Stooges]] shorts, with the Japanese characters being played by actual Japanese [=POWs=], wearing fake teeth.
** The Japanese actors in the Stooges shorts were not POW's but Japanese
Americans from "relocation centers" ( internment camps).camps, wearing fake teeth. Some of them were American citizens and some were native born American citizens. In some shorts they did wear fake teeth. The teeth are particularly obvious in "The Yokes On Me," ( by today's standards probably the most racist of all the shorts) in which the actors not only were Japanese Americans from a camp, they PORTRAYED Japanese American escapees from a near by nearby camp bent on sabotage.


* In the old Creator/{{Disney}} short ''Disney/DerFuehrersFace,'' the caricature of [[TheEmperor Hirohito]] looks like this. The Japanese soldiers in Disney's other {{wartime cartoon}}s, such as ''Commando Duck'', are also drawn this way.

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* In the old Creator/{{Disney}} short ''Disney/DerFuehrersFace,'' "WesternAnimation/DerFuehrersFace", the caricature of [[TheEmperor Hirohito]] looks like this. The Japanese soldiers in Disney's other {{wartime cartoon}}s, such as ''Commando Duck'', "Commando Duck", are also drawn this way.



* Si and Am the two Siamese from ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' have buck teeth when their mouths are closed and CuteLittleFangs when their mouths are open. (Interestingly, however, their slitted eyes are blue, which is TruthInTelevision for actual Siamese cats.)
* In ''Disney/TheAristocats'', Shun Gon the Siamese cat (a.k.a. the Chinese Cat) has buck teeth.

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* Si and Am the two Siamese from ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' ''WesternAnimation/LadyAndTheTramp'' have buck teeth when their mouths are closed and CuteLittleFangs when their mouths are open. (Interestingly, however, their slitted eyes are blue, which is TruthInTelevision for actual Siamese cats.)
* In ''Disney/TheAristocats'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAristocats'', Shun Gon the Siamese cat (a.k.a. the Chinese Cat) has buck teeth.


-->-- '''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space'''

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-->-- '''Plan '''[[http://www.tomparisdorm.com/viewstory.php?sid=4084 Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space'''
Space]]'''


In Eastern Asia, the bad teeth stereotype is heavily associated with Japanese people and either used to villainize Japanese people or PlayedForLaughs in Korean and Southeast Asian comedy. Much like Britain, Japan has lax standards on dental beauty (and coincidentally they are both island nations) and orthodontics is still a relatively recent thing. Crooked teeth are actually viewed as a positive trait in Japan with some Japanese women willing to spend thousands of dollars to have their teeth reshaped unevenly on purpose as it makes them look more childlike and thus "cuter".

Historically in Japan, white teeth were generally seen as unattractive, and women concerned about their physical attractiveness would artificially ''blacken'' their teeth as part of their makeup. Much American anti-Japanese WWII propaganda picked on the Japanese people's poor dental health, this stereotype eventually evolved into the AsianBuckTeeth trope, which now instead of only targeting Japanese people conflates all [[InterchangeableAsianCultures Eastern Asian people into one monolithic bloc]].



Subtrope of FacialProfiling.

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Subtrope of FacialProfiling.
FacialProfiling. Compare with BritishTeeth.

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* Due to Katsuhiro Otomo's artstyle averting {{Mukokuseki}}, Nezu's buck teeth and design in ''Manga/{{AKIRA}}'' is often thought to be this, even though they're part of his [[YouDirtyRat rat motifs]].


* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' puts a {{fantastic|Racism}} spin on this, with Panne the [[PettingZooPeople Taguel]] (aka person with [[LittleBitBeastly rabbit features]] that can turn into a literal KillerRabbit) mentioning that humans seem more comfortable around her when she pretends to have buck teeth. Note that Panne seems to hail from the world's [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Europe analogue]], though, rather than its Asia-analogue.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' puts a {{fantastic|Racism}} spin on this, with Panne the [[PettingZooPeople [[BeastMan Taguel]] (aka person with [[LittleBitBeastly rabbit features]] that can turn into a literal KillerRabbit) mentioning that humans seem more comfortable around her when she pretends to have buck teeth. Note that Panne seems to hail from the world's [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Europe analogue]], though, rather than its Asia-analogue.


* An old ''Franchise/{{Archie|Comics}}'' comic drawn by Creator/DanDeCarlo had an example of this.

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* An old ''Franchise/{{Archie|Comics}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Archie|Comics}}'' comic drawn by Creator/DanDeCarlo had an example of this.

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