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Comic Strip / El Negro Blanco

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El Negro Blanco (in Spanish, "The Black White", for the name of the main character) was an Argentine comic strip. It was published by the newspaper Clarín and told the adventures of the "Negro Blanco", a fictional journalist of the newspaper. The story arcs involve some weird news report assigned to him (or a common one that goes weird) and his multiple romantic conflicts. A rational report going weird may be, for example, when he was sent to an interview, the girl he had left was sent by her own boss, they were both kidnapped along with the man of the interview and Negro's current girlfriend left him when he saw him with her on TV. A weird report: to drive a taxi the whole night, and write the multiple events that took place in that time.

The Negro is torn between two hot women, Chispa and Flopi, unable to settle with either one of them. in the end, he is left alone. Other less sucessful women in his life were Susana, Caramelo, Agatha, etc.

El Negro Blanco contains examples of:

  • All Men Are Perverts: Yes, all and each one. All except the owner of the TV channel, he's too important for the stuff of mere mortals. From the "good pervert" Negro Blanco to the "comically pervert" Marcucci and the "evil pervert" Badaracco, and everything in between.
  • All Women Are Lustful: Yes, all of them want "that" as well. Some of them are lustful behind a mask of decency, and others are openly lustful. And if Marcucci is around, then all women in the vicinity are savagely lustful.
  • And Mission Control Rejoiced: Badaracco is trying to convince Blanco to date Flopi again, so that she starts a badly needed regime and becomes a TV star once again. He has a microphone so that the Raging Zeus and the rest of the TV channel can follow the conversation. Will Negro accept? Yes, he accepted! Let's celebrate! Of course, this trope is much more effective when you are the director of a TV channel and have a troupe of dancing vedettes at your beck and call. And have a nice 1993!
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  • Big Eater: Flopi, when Negro ended their relation. She became morbidly obese as a result.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: Roberto Blanco, Negro's father, is a womanizer that travels the world and has sex with all the nice women he finds anywhere. He's currently living in Buenos Aires, with an harem, but he also had a daughter with a woman from Uruguay. Morena's mother lived on, got a real husband, and had a second son, Epaminodas. Did you understand? Fine, because Morena still didn't. How is it that she has a brother with an age that he could easily be his father? How does she have two brothers who are not brothers between themselves? And even worse, Negro and her mother have the same age, they are not relatives and didn't knew each other from before. What if they fell in love and got married?
  • Breakout Character: Flopi that get her spin-off series.
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  • Conveyor Belt o' Doom: Chispa was once trapped in one. It was just a set up by a film studio to check the reactions of a vulgar commoner to such a threat... and they chose Blanco for the test.
  • Demoted to Extra: Initially, Blanco was in a love triangle between Susana and Chispa. Then, Flopi and Chispa, with Susana around there. Eventually, she's just someone else working at the newspaper.
  • Door-Closes Ending: This is the ending of the comic strip.
  • Dream Tells You to Wake Up: Marcucci is dreaming that he is an Arabian sheik with a populated harem, and waged war to recover two wives that were stolen. As Negro saved him with a brave movement, Marcucci decided to let him get one of those wives for himself. He asked them to reveal their faces: they are Flopi and Chispa, his two love interests in the real world. There's no more time for Ending Fatigue: decide, right here and now, which one do you like best! In a moment, lord Marcucci, but shouldn't you answer the phone first? Hm, the phone? Yes: the phone started to ring in the real world, and Marcucci had to wake up before Negro decides anything.
  • Ecchi: Non-manga example. It is filled at every corner with misters and misses fanservice, shots of half-naked characters (just out of bed, just out of the shower, etc.) , camera focus on "that" part of women, innuendo, sexual double entendre, sexy discretion shots, etc.
  • Enfant Terrible: Epaminodas, the little brother of Morena, naughty as hell.
  • George Jetson Job Security: Averted. Badaracco tried to fire Cococha because his dirty attempt to discredit Flopi did not turn out as he intended. She was not impressed. She has papers that detail all of Badaracco's dirty secrets, and if she reveals them, more than just fired as well, he would end up in jail. So, Badaracco had to forget about that... and, now that the ugly Cococha has him under her thumb, she turned him into her sexual slave as well.
  • Incompetence, Inc.: A comic strip about a fictional journalist of the Clarín newspaper, published by Clarín? Of course it had to be a self-parody
  • It's All About Me: The owner of the TV channel. Everybody must talk about him (even when he's not present) with names such as "the unnameable", "the raging Zeus", "the thunderous Jupiter", "the Great Manitu", "the all-encompassing", etc. And of course, bow to him in abyect fear and obey his every order as Gullible Lemmings. It's either that, or be crushed in half by the thunderbolt of his indifference.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Many, but especially Flopi that often appear naked in her spin-off.
    • In Real Life, she also appeared at a 1991 issue of the Argentine edition of the Playboy magazine. It was the first time that Playboy published erotic images of a fictional character instead of photos of real people.
  • Naïve Newcomer: Flopi began as a novice reporter for the newspaper, but was hired later by a sensacionalist news program.
  • Nerds Are Sexy: Susana.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: To design the character of Flopi Bach, Seijas modeled her after Araceli González, then an unknown model hired for that work
  • Omniscient Hero: The witch Agatha. She is completely aware of everything in the story, she can predict future developments (at least, if she's not involved in them) and even subtly influence the characters to her will.
  • Sexy Discretion Shot: Used for the retro effect, subverted from time to time. During Blanco's first night with Flopi, the view left the window, to give them some privacy... and then realized that the camera going away during the sex scene is a Dead Horse Trope, and got through the window again, to see "that" part.
  • Show Within a Show: Aníbal writes a comic strip... with Negro and Chispa as the main characters.
  • Stating the Simple Solution: Deconstructed. Blanco left Flopi for being such a smug snake and, in her despair, she became a Big Eater, morbidly obese, and the only way she would try a regime would be if she could get back with him. The Raging Zeus orders his best manipulative bastards to craft some scheme to get him reunite with her. They analyze and check the pros and cons of all the tricks in the book: bribe him (he will not accept it), held someone hostage (the All-Emcompasing will not like that), tell her that she is sorry and will change her ways (he will know it's a lie), etc. And then, they come up with a perfect and bulletproof idea: just tell him the truth!
  • This Is Reality: Negro's boss requested him to see a 10-years old girl from a friend family, who had a report for him: find out why their parents are not in love anymore. After all, journalists from the TV can find out anything. TV journalists rule! Well, that's what a 10-years old girl thinks anyway.
  • Unwanted Harem: Declined. Marcucci began with a terrible problem: All Women Are Lustful towards him, all the hot chicks that see him are desperate to have sex with him. Oh, what a terrible problem, man! Then a witch falled in love with him, and turned off his "power": he was no longer capable to seduce anyone. And when the witch left him, she restored it: now, after a brief taste of what it is like for all the other men in the world, he embraced his life as a "serial seductor".


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