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qcf x2
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(02-11-2007, 03:19 PM)
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Eternal Champions

Killer Instinct (TJ Combo & Orchid)
Beysus
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(02-11-2007, 03:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by SlaughterX

Alyx obviously is, I mean her father is black...

Maybe she's adopted and raised by him?

I mean, Alex doesn't really look black. IMO

Same with Jade.
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(02-11-2007, 03:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dan


Never really dawned on me to apply human 'racial' divisions to a fictional universe centered on a different planet that had a talking humanoid pig as a sidekick. :lol

winner! When I saw the thread title I went 'huh?' and after a minute of thinking that settled into '*shrug* - why do you even care?'

but that's just how humans are. Categorising and fitting everything into neat little drawers in our minds, I guess.


I do like how this thread evolved into a 'post bad-ass black characters in videogames' thread though. :)
disappeared
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(02-11-2007, 03:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Second

I mean, Alex doesn't really look black. IMO

You must have missed the memo that was passed around thousands of years prior saying that people of different ethnicities are, in fact, given the freedom to marry and have children.
Beysus
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(02-11-2007, 03:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by disappeared

You must have missed the memo that was passed around thousands of years prior saying that people of different ethnicities are, in fact, given the freedom to marry and have children.

I know.

But if a black man/woman and a white woman/man have a child, the child is automatically black?

Alex just doesn't look black, imo. Not being racist, of course.
saelz8
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(02-11-2007, 03:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Second

Maybe she's adopted and raised by him?

I mean, Alex doesn't really look black. IMO

Same with Jade.

Alyx is blasian. Merle Dandridge (Alyx's voice actor and face-map) is african-american/japanese. http://www.merledandridge.com/

Coupled with the photograph of Mr Vance and the Asian Woman in Black Mesa East, I'm sure we can conclude that's the reality, otherwise it's a hell of a coincidence.
disappeared
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(02-11-2007, 03:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Second

I know.

But if a black man/woman and a white woman/man have a child, the child is automatically black?

Alex just doesn't look black, imo. Not being racist, of course.

I'm no expert on fertility, but usually it's the male's sperm cells that contribute quite highly to the offspring's color of skin.
Conrad Link
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(02-11-2007, 03:52 PM)
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Every time I hear Phil LaMarr's voice I think of Green Lantern. :lol No matter WHAT hes doing, its always Green Lantern in my head.

Dunno why, the first place I remember seeing him is on Mad TV. :\

But yeah, seems like if you need a black guy voiced phone up ol' LaMarr.
Rhazer Fusion
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(02-11-2007, 07:07 PM)
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Fortune from MGS2.
PjotrStroganov
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(02-11-2007, 07:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by gutter_trash

Afaik not black(read, of African descent).
Dali
(02-11-2007, 09:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by PjotrStroganov

Afaik not black(read, of African descent).

What is he supposed to be then? I know he is British, but I always thought he was Black. Goes to Wiki...

Edit: No luck. But I did find out he is an homage to Hajime no Ippo.
Pimpbaa
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(02-11-2007, 11:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Quellex

Alyx is blasian. Merle Dandridge (Alyx's voice actor and face-map) is african-american/japanese. http://www.merledandridge.com/

Coupled with the photograph of Mr Vance and the Asian Woman in Black Mesa East, I'm sure we can conclude that's the reality, otherwise it's a hell of a coincidence.

Merle Dandridge was only her voice actor, Alyx was modeled off of Jamil Mullen. A_Lee_N even provided a picture of her on the first page of this thread.

"Actress Merle Dandridge provides Alyx's voice, while her face and body are modeled after Jamil Mullen."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alyx_vance
Ajioss
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(02-12-2007, 01:01 AM)
Jade isn't black o_o because she is based on this Woman





She is a french actress called Emma De caunes by the way the french version of BG&E has her own voice.
Mentalist(air)
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(02-12-2007, 10:50 AM)
I always thought of Jade as under the catagory of 'swarthy french[wo]man'.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4143811.stm

... but I guess in the eyes of the army that makes her black anyway...
Mentalist(air)
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(02-12-2007, 10:54 AM)

Originally Posted by Ajioss

actress called Emma De caunes by the way the french version of BG&E has her own voice.

Oh my god, she's the guy from Eurotrash's daughter!
Jerry Whorebach
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(02-12-2007, 12:03 PM)

Originally Posted by Second

But if a black man/woman and a white woman/man have a child, the child is automatically black?

White man, white woman, white baby. Black man, black woman, black baby. Black man, white woman, black baby. White man, black woman, black baby.
Prime crotch
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(02-12-2007, 12:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jerry Whorebach

White man, white woman, white baby. Black man, black woman, black baby. Black man, white woman, black baby. White man, black woman, black baby.

No, not really. The kid can be born either mulato, don't know the english name given for that particular ethnicity, or black or white.
radeonxt
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(02-12-2007, 12:13 PM)

Originally Posted by Branduil

Uhhh... Greeks, Spaniards, other ethnics groups. There's more to Europe than Norway, I'm pretty sure.


What? I Don't See so much Black Native people here in Spain.
Grug
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(02-12-2007, 12:41 PM)
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The black guy who gets his ass whooped in the SF2 intro was my first exposure to black gaming characters.
maxmars
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(02-12-2007, 12:46 PM)

Originally Posted by radeonxt

What? I Don't See so much Black Native people here in Spain.

I think the difference is all in the perception of "blackness". In the end, who cares.

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