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Quit Race Swapping Characters

Created by ThorMathews, 6 mo 14 d ago.

It's something that really bugs me because it's not being true or accurate to the character. Examples Mcu Valkyrie, and Heimdall. Iris in both the Flash and in the Snyder cut. Catwoman now multiple times. The ancient one in doctor strange. Both race and gender change. Like let's get it right. If you want to have a non white character make an original one rather than tokenizing them. It's honestly disrespectful.

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BlotskyA
BlotskyA 2 mo 21 d
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Me Personally I Don't Care about Race Swapping or Gender Bending, I Don't, but What is a Problem is when You take a Character from the Comics, Gender bend the Character and then You basically then Make a Different Character, here is an Example as to What I Meant: Let's Say a Flash Movie is coming out and Reverse-Flash is the Main Villain, You gender bend Reverse-Flash but then you make it where She's from the 64th Century instead of the 25th Century and She's obsessed with Batman instead of The Flash, I Hope you understand What I Meant
Jongensoden
Jongensoden 3 mo 2 d
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Agreed
Poe
Poe 5 mo 28 d
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Honestly you have balls of steel for posting this I agree with you but a lot of people disagree
DeanDinosaur6
DeanDinosaur6 6 mo 14 d
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I just want whoever does the role best.
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ThorMathews
ThorMathews 6 mo 13 d
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Yeah a black Thor would make zero sense. He's a Norse god. It's not always about "the best" I guarantee you can find someone just as good that is the right race
Sterling
Sterling 2 mo 28 d
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@ThorMathews There's a female thor you know ?
ThorMathews
ThorMathews 2 mo 22 d
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@Sterling she's terrible. I also hate gender swaps.
Jongensoden
Jongensoden 2 mo 22 d
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Looks are also important to the charachter.
ThorMathews
ThorMathews 6 mo 14 d
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Oh and now they're gonna do a black Kal-el. Just do Icon or Calvin Ellis
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MaseTheFace
MaseTheFace 6 mo 14 d
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Or Val-Zod or even Steel.
vonKonigsberg
vonKonigsberg 6 mo 13 d
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With them eyeing Michael B. Jordan for the role, I don't think the Pacifistic Val-Zod would be the best choice. Honestly, I'd be fine if they just did it as an Elseworld's style story, like they did with Gods and Monsters.
MaseTheFace
MaseTheFace 6 mo 14 d
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Race changing in the media can be a difficult topic. In my opinion if a persons race or gender is not a vital part of their character then changing it would not be as big as a problem as changing the race of a character who's race is a vital part of their story (Ex. Black Panther). In the show DC superhero girls they made Catwoman black, I don't mind that they did that, in fact I would like a black Catwoman. But changing a white character who steals stuff black isn't a good idea due to stereotypes. Changing a white character POC is in no way "disrespectful" unless that character being white is important to that character. Changing a POC character white would be disrespectful since you are taking away representation. You have to keep in mind people aren't changing race for no reason, they are changing it so people can have a character that looks like them. Iris being white is not important to her character so changing her race would not be a problem. Superman staying "white" IS important because he is a famous character. The less important a character is the more acceptable it would be to change their race. Being accurate to the comics is important BUT people want characters that look like them in the media.
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ThorMathews
ThorMathews 6 mo 14 d
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It's more disrespectful to the POC then it is to the white person. They're getting tokenization instead of an original character. They're not even trying
MaseTheFace
MaseTheFace 6 mo 14 d
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I don't find is disrespectful. Would I rather have an actual POC character? Of course. Is it likely they would do that? Eh. I think they are really trying to be more inclusive they just need a push.
Jongensoden
Jongensoden 2 mo 22 d
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Catwoman has always been kinda black 🤦 Read Batman year one.
Jongensoden
Jongensoden 2 mo 22 d
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Also it makes black people feel like when white people are done with a character then the move is to make them black all of this is done to show fake diversity while ignoring preexisting characters who have needed love and who deserve to be pushed
MaseTheFace
MaseTheFace 2 mo 22 d
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@Jongensoden: That's only on Earth-31, Prime Earth Catwoman is obviously not black. Icon needs more love frfr
Jongensoden
Jongensoden 2 mo 21 d
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Year one is canon to post crisis
MaseTheFace
MaseTheFace 2 mo 21 d
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@Jongensoden: Catwoman is not black currently. And even if she was her skin color isn’t giving what it needs to give
UnusOf2029
UnusOf2029 6 mo 14 d
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Yeah. In the Artemis Fowl movie they made both Butler & Juliet black (But in the books the say that Butler could pass as a...okay I don't remember 100% what they said but it was a non-black ethnicity) & they turned Julius Root (LEP Commander) into a girl which destroys the importance of Holly Short (b/c she is the first female LEPRecon [Lower Elements Police Reconnaissance] officer ever) & they never even gave the Movie Julius a first name where in the books if either Holly or Foaly were being very serious or concerning they'd refer to him by it (& Mulch Diggums called him Julius casually)