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pulga
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(08-11-2014, 12:07 AM)
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Something that's been bothering me through my replay of of WW:HD



I don't think I need to explain much more, but why is it that as soon as Tetra becomes a princess she automatically becomes white? Can't darker skinned women be princesses too?

Sure, it's not like she's pulling a Michael Jackson, it seems as if she just lost her pirate tan. Still, it feels like Nintendo is relaying a very negative message here, though I doubt that was their intention.





Then again, what about the big, black bad guy?



Am I just looking too much into it, GAF? Or should Nintendo be reprimanded for their royal whitewashing?
McDougles
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(08-11-2014, 12:08 AM)
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Anyone can delude themselves into thinking anything.
Vomiaouaf
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(08-11-2014, 12:08 AM)
In the history of NeoGAF, that probably has to chart as one of the most forced topics.
Skelter
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(08-11-2014, 12:08 AM)
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I think you should be reprimanded. If anything Ganon looks inspired by Middle Eastern culture not "big bad black guy" as you so eloquently put it you racist.
Coffee Dog
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(08-11-2014, 12:09 AM)
Should tetra have been white, or zelda black?
StuBurns
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(08-11-2014, 12:09 AM)
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I think it's just a lazy way to stop people guessing she's Zelda.
antitrop
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(08-11-2014, 12:09 AM)
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Eh, that's not worse than the Mole Village in Super Mario RPG.
Heavy's Sandvich
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(08-11-2014, 12:09 AM)
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Yeah it's disgustingly racist.

No Muslim representation as well which makes me feel isolated especially.
James Scott
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(08-11-2014, 12:09 AM)
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Isn't Ganondorf more middle eastern?
...or is that more racist?
Keby
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(08-11-2014, 12:09 AM)
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Why don't you ask tumblr for an educated opinion on the matter.
Dylan
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(08-11-2014, 12:09 AM)
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Pirates spend their days in the sun.

Princesses are fair and pale.

Nothing to be concerned about.
Luigiv
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(08-11-2014, 12:09 AM)
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Ganondorf is green, not black.
Last edited by Luigiv; 08-11-2014 at 12:12 AM.
Cade
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(08-11-2014, 12:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dylan

Pirates spend their days in the sun.

Princesses are fair and pale.

Nothing to be concerned about.

I assumed it was this.
Ibuki
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(08-11-2014, 12:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by McDougles

Anyone can delude themselves into thinking anything.

We have a winner!
giancarlo123x
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(08-11-2014, 12:10 AM)
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Everything is racist nowadays.
Glass Rebel
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(08-11-2014, 12:10 AM)
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No but I think there's a high correlation between liking Wind Waker and being racist.
Art Vandilay
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(08-11-2014, 12:10 AM)
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Maybe she was just tan from being a pirate?
Pudge
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(08-11-2014, 12:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by pulga

Am I just looking too much into it, GAF?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbmB9k2Y88
7DollarHagane
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(08-11-2014, 12:10 AM)
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I know I'm guilty, but for anyone reading this, consider how worthy this op is of your time and space on the front page of GAF before hitting that reply button.


On topic no, tetra isn't black, and neither is ganon.
Carbonox
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(08-11-2014, 12:10 AM)
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plug pls

Michael F. Assbender
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(08-11-2014, 12:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dylan

Pirates spend their days in the sun.

Princesses are fair and pale.

Nothing to be concerned about.

I was going to make this exact point.

It's a tan. Nothing more.
LiamR
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(08-11-2014, 12:10 AM)
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This topic is incredibly forced. I thought it was a joke at first.
DryvBy
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(08-11-2014, 12:11 AM)
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Notice how she's darker when a law-breaking pirate? And when becoming law-abiding, she's white? Racism.
Hackworth
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(08-11-2014, 12:11 AM)
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srsly tho why isn't WW Zelda vaguely brown like Tetra rather than super pale? It's odd.
Dreamcast
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(08-11-2014, 12:11 AM)
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Ganondorf is a green man.
Shin Kojima
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(08-11-2014, 12:11 AM)
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I'm sure you can consider it racist if you really want to.
gerg
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(08-11-2014, 12:11 AM)
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I think it's clear that there's no overtly racist or discriminatory intention, but I think the connotation of the change is troubling: why does Zelda's skin colour change at all?
JordanN
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(08-11-2014, 12:11 AM)
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If you beat Wind Waker Zelda becomes Tetra.
Leafhopper
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(08-11-2014, 12:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dylan

Pirates spend their days in the sun.

Princesses are fair and pale.

Nothing to be concerned about.

That's what I always thought this was.
Ryuelli
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(08-11-2014, 12:11 AM)
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Kade
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(08-11-2014, 12:11 AM)
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WHy is the BLONDE WHITE ARYAN HERO the good guy but the DARK SKINNED guy is the bad guy? Why is Ganon portrayed as a PIG insome games and the Nazi's referred to Jewish people as pigs and Link is killing all the gerudos? Is Zelda really a series about ethnic cleansing and the rise of the Aryan Master Race?
BatDan
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(08-11-2014, 12:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dylan

Pirates spend their days in the sun.

Princesses are fair and pale.

Nothing to be concerned about.

Seriously.
Tetra's not black, she's tan.
Azure J
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(08-11-2014, 12:12 AM)
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wat.son

Newton couldn't comprehend the amount of forcing going on here.
pulga
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(08-11-2014, 12:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by plop

I was going to make this exact point.

It's a tan. Nothing more.

Originally Posted by Dylan

Pirates spend their days in the sun.

Princesses are fair and pale.

Nothing to be concerned about.

Please read the OP guys, I brought the pirate tan up. Why can't princesses be tanned tho?
moolamb
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(08-11-2014, 12:12 AM)
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I think it's skin colour within a race. Traditionally the princess ideal is pale and fair, and the 'working class' is tanned.

I guess you could link that in to race, but you need to tone that sensitivity down or you're doing more damage to fight against racism cause than good.
SatoAilDarko
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(08-11-2014, 12:12 AM)
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Dude she hada tan. She was not a different race. And if you want to accuse a Zelda game of racism it's going to be Orcarina. There is a race of brown-skin people who are thieves. It's probably why Ganondorf in later appearances has such an inhuman skin-color of like onyx.
Adaren
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(08-11-2014, 12:12 AM)
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Racist against tanned people.

Originally Posted by StuBurns

I think it's just a lazy way to stop people guessing she's Zelda.

meptrep
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(08-11-2014, 12:12 AM)
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Isn't Gannondorf more green than black?
Thorakai
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(08-11-2014, 12:13 AM)
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It is pretty dumb.
Pegosaurus
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(08-11-2014, 12:13 AM)
i think you're over thinking it
SocksForWoks
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(08-11-2014, 12:13 AM)
No.
Crossing Eden
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(08-11-2014, 12:13 AM)
Pretty sure tetra is tanned, not black. And Ganondorf also isn't black. You're looking way too into this.
Renzoku
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(08-11-2014, 12:13 AM)
I'm sure if we dig deep enough into faux outrage, we can turn anything into offensive tripe.

I personally don't see how on earth Wind Waker could be considered racist.
djshauny
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(08-11-2014, 12:13 AM)
No.

Thread should be closed.

You are looking into this way to much.
Lucent
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(08-11-2014, 12:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by StuBurns

I think it's just a lazy way to stop people guessing she's Zelda.

Yeah this. Also Gannon isn't really black. I think he's just a really weird shade of green that verges on brown.
Baconsaurus Rex
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(08-11-2014, 12:14 AM)
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Can we just ban this guy again. Wes please.
7DollarHagane
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(08-11-2014, 12:14 AM)
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Op conveniently found ganon art that fit his agenda.



PersonaX
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(08-11-2014, 12:14 AM)
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Jesus fucking christ.

It's like i'm on off-topic.
Teletraan1
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(08-11-2014, 12:14 AM)
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Pirates are out in the sun all day getting tan. Princesses are in castles all day getting pale. Nothing more to it than that.
The Giant
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(08-11-2014, 12:14 AM)
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What the fuck is this bullshit?

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