#1 Posted by Sol-rac (68 posts) - - Show Bio

I believe yes. An example Cecilia Reyes is typical latin girl that struggle in a world against her to proove that she is worth.  Storm was a thief. Gambit is a womanizer. ..... 

#2 Posted by Thor's hammmer (7184 posts) - - Show Bio

i'm candian...unfortuantley not everyone in canada is as BA as Logan.
#3 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
Nuff said.
#4 Posted by Sol-rac (68 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt: True
#5 Posted by Sol-rac (68 posts) - - Show Bio

But may be these characters lead the way to create more of those countries! 

#6 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio

Moving to Gen Discussion, because this is about multiple characters.

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#7 Posted by Green Skin (2932 posts) - - Show Bio

Lets face it, most comic characters are a stereotype.

#8 Posted by Dracade102 (8167 posts) - - Show Bio

The Mandarin is a very old, power-hungry Chinese Communist who's personality reflects his nationality and political status. 
Magneto is a Polish-Jew who wants to take over the world because he feels like he's been through enough hardship to deserve it... (I stole this one from somebody else) 
Victor von Doom is a blatant parody on the Latverian people... Cold hearted, lonely, cunning, etc... 

#9 Posted by cattlebattle (12673 posts) - - Show Bio

Almost every single foreig character is a stereotype
 
Christ, the whole Uncanny X-Men (second generation) was a huge stereotype....Colossus, Banshee, Sunfire, Storm oh my

#10 Posted by difficlus (10679 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt: lol this is true 
@Green Skin
said:
Lets face it, most comic characters are a stereotype.
not most but many are yes.
#11 Posted by Sol-rac (68 posts) - - Show Bio

So, an stereotype helps the characters to be more interesting

#12 Posted by Baddamdog (2223 posts) - - Show Bio

Psylocke's British... she really isn't a stereotype....at least not after the body swap... 
 
Wolverine is Canadian and he isn't stereo-typically Canadian, in-fact, he's the opposite 
 
There are a few stereotypes, but not every single 'foreign' character is

#13 Posted by Billy Batson (57916 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes. 

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#14 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio

Wolverine's only canadian cause they wanted diversity in the goddamn seventies :P
#15 Posted by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think they all are but I think they often are. Creators tend to--I believe--worry that you'll forget a character is a particular demographic unless they constantly remind you. Or they might think, what's the point of making a character of a particular demographic unless you're going to "use it."

#16 Posted by Leliel (1452 posts) - - Show Bio

less not include the countless Hispanic characters that for some reason or other finish their sentences with random Spanish words, never understood why. Or why the Russian guy always got be either cold or evil

#17 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (10114 posts) - - Show Bio

@Green Skin said:

Lets face it, most comic characters are a stereotype.

What is getting boring, becuase in the lets be multicultural crap, creator decide to make new character, even when they dont know anything about other cultures.

Bunker was a huge example for me of how does, some one could try so hard to make a character "not an steretype" and make him another stereotype of the same culture.

Also, is not bad if a character cames from an stereotype, the problems is that most of them are bidimensionals.

#18 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7693 posts) - - Show Bio

Red Star

#19 Posted by PowerHerc (82755 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope.

Though many have started out as such in the past, they generally don't anymore and aren't depicted as their respective stereo-types as often either.

#20 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7693 posts) - - Show Bio

@Dracade102 said:

The Mandarin is a very old, power-hungry Chinese Communist who's personality reflects his nationality and political status. Magneto is a Polish-Jew who wants to take over the world because he feels like he's been through enough hardship to deserve it... (I stole this one from somebody else) Victor von Doom is a blatant parody on the Latverian people... Cold hearted, lonely, cunning, etc...
#21 Posted by Sol-rac (68 posts) - - Show Bio

@DeathpooltheT1000: Yes. When writters introduce new characters they use the information of mass media has given to us (tv or movies) but they dont know how different cultures really are

#22 Posted by Mark_XV (331 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely.

#23 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (10114 posts) - - Show Bio

@Sol-rac said:

@DeathpooltheT1000: Yes. When writters introduce new characters they use the information of mass media has given to us (tv or movies) but they dont know how different cultures really are

Yeah, they dont even look for it online, i mean tthere is ahuge list of webstites taht would help you to design characters better, since you will learn about the thing you are creating.

#24 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

Eh, at least they're not Punch Out levels of sterotype.

#25 Posted by joshmightbe (24876 posts) - - Show Bio

@Dracade102: Latveria isn't a real place so you can't really have a stereotypical Latverian

#26 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

black panther is a stereotype of africa and that's probably why his book is getting cancel, so is luke cage even though he is not foreign he is a stereotype of angry black man syndrome or badass black man

#27 Posted by cattlebattle (12673 posts) - - Show Bio
@Decoy Elite said:

Eh, at least they're not Punch Out levels of sterotype.

what...you mean Eastern Indian people can't teleport?? GTFO!!
#28 Posted by joshmightbe (24876 posts) - - Show Bio

I could think of several foreign characters that aren't stereotypical such as Nightcrawler, Wolverine, Sabertooth, Maverick and Psylock

#29 Posted by Hoboseid (1022 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe said:

@Dracade102: Latveria isn't a real place so you can't really have a stereotypical Latverian

but Doom kinda represents the leader of former Soviet Republics like lithuania, armenia, belarus, latvia....these nation states were once part of the USSR. Things are said to be better for the former USSR states but you also have things like mass censorship, rising crime, artistic oppression and a large percentage of the population fled the country because of poverty etc.

Doom is the stereotype come-to-life in a cartoon verse