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** {{subverted|Trope}}, PlayedForLaughs, and {{invoked|Trope}} with M'Baku, the leader of the Jabari tribe. Although he has the appearance of a barbaric tribesman, he's actually an honorable Chieftain who cares about his men and [[spoiler:becomes FireForgedFriends with T'Challa]]. M'Baku himself exploits this trope for his amusement like when he threatens to feed Everett Ross (a white CIA agent allied with the Wakandan Royal Family) to his family only to burst into laughter and reveal that they are vegetarians.

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** {{subverted|Trope}}, PlayedForLaughs, PlayedForLaughs,{{subverted|Trope}}, and {{invoked|Trope}} with M'Baku, the leader of the Jabari tribe. Although he has the appearance of a barbaric tribesman, he's actually an honorable Chieftain who cares about his men and [[spoiler:becomes FireForgedFriends with T'Challa]]. M'Baku himself exploits this trope for his amusement like when he threatens to feed Everett Ross (a white CIA agent allied with the Wakandan Royal Family) to his family only to burst into laughter and reveal that they are vegetarians.


*** And before either of them, there was Ahmed Johnson.

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*** And before either of them, there was Ahmed Johnson.Wrestling/AhmedJohnson.


* ''WebAnimation/FiftyPercentOff'' gives this treatment to [[TheCutie cute little Nagisa]], better known as [[FanNickname Thugisa.]]

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* ''WebAnimation/FiftyPercentOff'' ''WebVideo/FiftyPercentOff'' gives this treatment to [[TheCutie cute little Nagisa]], better known as [[FanNickname Thugisa.]]


** ''Film/{{Friday}}''
** ''Film/NoHoldsBarred''
** ''Film/LittleNicky''

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** *** ''Film/{{Friday}}''
** *** ''Film/NoHoldsBarred''
** *** ''Film/LittleNicky''


** Subverted, PlayedForLaughs, and {{invoked|Trope}} with M'Baku, the leader of the Jabari tribe. Although he has the appearance of a barbaric tribesman, he's actually an honorable Chieftain who cares about his men and [[spoiler:becomes FireForgedFriends with T'Challa]]. M'Baku himself exploits this trope for his amusement like when he threatens to feed Everett Ross (a white CIA agent allied with the Wakandan Royal Family) to his family only to burst into laughter and reveal that they are vegetarians.
** Played straight with [[BigBad Killmonger]]. Although he is smaller and more attractive than most examples, he's still a ruthless killer who has scars covering his torso with each one representing a person he killed.

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** Subverted, {{subverted|Trope}}, PlayedForLaughs, and {{invoked|Trope}} with M'Baku, the leader of the Jabari tribe. Although he has the appearance of a barbaric tribesman, he's actually an honorable Chieftain who cares about his men and [[spoiler:becomes FireForgedFriends with T'Challa]]. M'Baku himself exploits this trope for his amusement like when he threatens to feed Everett Ross (a white CIA agent allied with the Wakandan Royal Family) to his family only to burst into laughter and reveal that they are vegetarians.
** Played straight with [[BigBad Killmonger]]. Although he is smaller and more attractive than most examples, he's including his original comics counterpart, Killmonger is still a ruthless killer who has scars covering his torso with each one representing a person he killed.


* {{Subverted|Trope}} in ''Film/HaroldAndKumarEscapeFromGuantanamoBay''. The title characters crash their car into a fire hydrant, which floods the street and interrupts a basketball game. When several black men pick up tools and approach the car, Harold and Kumar run off. Turns out the black men just wanted to help them fix the car. They then call the water department to report the damaged hydrant. Oh, and one of them's an optometrist.

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* {{Subverted|Trope}} in ''Film/HaroldAndKumarEscapeFromGuantanamoBay''. The title characters crash their car into a fire hydrant, which floods the street and interrupts a basketball game. When several black men pick up tools and approach the car, Harold and Kumar run off. Turns out the black men just wanted to help them fix the car. They then call the water department to report the damaged hydrant. Oh, and one of them's an optometrist.orthodontist.


** Subverted, PlayedForLaughs, and {{invoked|Trope}} with M'Baku, the leader of the Jabari tribe. Although he has the appearance of a barbaric tribesman, he's actually an honorable Chieftain who cares about his men and [[spoiler:becomes FireForgedFriends with T'Challa]]. M'Baku himself exploits this trope for his amusement like when he threatens to feed Everett Ross to his family only to burst into laughter and reveal that they are vegetarians.

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** Subverted, PlayedForLaughs, and {{invoked|Trope}} with M'Baku, the leader of the Jabari tribe. Although he has the appearance of a barbaric tribesman, he's actually an honorable Chieftain who cares about his men and [[spoiler:becomes FireForgedFriends with T'Challa]]. M'Baku himself exploits this trope for his amusement like when he threatens to feed Everett Ross (a white CIA agent allied with the Wakandan Royal Family) to his family only to burst into laughter and reveal that they are vegetarians.


* The Duke, portrayed by Isaac Hayes, in ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'', is a villainous Scary Black Man. He's the Duke of New York! He's A-number one!

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* The Duke, portrayed by Isaac Hayes, Music/IsaacHayes, in ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'', is a villainous Scary Black Man. He's the Duke of New York! He's A-number one!


* Hawk in Robert B. Parker's ''Literature/{{Spenser}}'' series is this, though it is partly an intentionally cultivated image.

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* Hawk in Robert B. Parker's Creator/RobertBParker's ''Literature/{{Spenser}}'' series is this, though it is partly an intentionally cultivated image.


The few black characters in {{anime}} are usually some variation on this. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement This is not the place to discuss why.]]

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The few black characters in {{anime}} are usually some variation on this. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment This is not the place to discuss why.]]


** The Vandenreich has Driscoll Berci, the gigantic and overconfident black man who managed to [[spoiler:kill Chojiro]].

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** The Vandenreich has Driscoll Berci, the gigantic and overconfident black man who managed to [[spoiler:kill Chojiro]].Sasakibe]].

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** Kaname Tosen also averts this, but in another way. He is definitely a bad guy, but his slim build and blindness don't make him look that threatening at first glance.


* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Averted by the half-Mexican Yasutora "Chad" Sado, who has the looks but is a quiet GentleGiant [[BewareTheNiceOnes until he needs to fight and protect his friends.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
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Averted by the half-Mexican Yasutora "Chad" Sado, who has the looks but is a quiet GentleGiant [[BewareTheNiceOnes until he needs to fight and protect his friends.]]]]
** Played straight with the likes of Yammy and Zommari from Aizen's Espada. They're very intimidating fellows no thanks to their builds.
** The Vandenreich has Driscoll Berci, the gigantic and overconfident black man who managed to [[spoiler:kill Chojiro]].


** Zoe herself is a Scary Black Woman.

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** Zoe herself is usually not called upon to be the Heavy (Jayne needs to earn his keep, after all), but she is perfectly capable of cowing even Jayne with a Scary Black Woman.raised eyebrow and a deadpan comment.


%%* Heavy Duty from ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra''.

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%%* * Heavy Duty from ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra''.''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra''. the man totes a .50 cal. machinegun as a sidearm.



* The 1963 film ''Shock Corridor'' features an insane black KKK member who is both this and a very early example of the "black white supremacist" idea later popularized by ''The Chappelle Show''. In case you missed it, suffice to say that anti-black rhetoric somehow sounds even ''more'' terrifying when it's coming from a ScaryBlackMan.

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* The 1963 film ''Shock Corridor'' ''Film/ShockCorridor'' features an insane black KKK member who is both this and a very early example of the "black white supremacist" idea later popularized by ''The Chappelle Show''. In case you missed it, suffice to say that anti-black rhetoric somehow sounds even ''more'' terrifying when it's coming from a ScaryBlackMan.


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* ''Film/DrTerrorsHouseOfHorrors'': The male members of the voodoo cult who silently surround Biff without his noticing in "Voodoo". In particular, the hulking priest of Damballah who appears without explanation in Biff's home in London to take revenge and retrieve the stolen music.

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