Are albinos always bad guys?

Drama queens must check their tiaras at the door.
User avatar
Anaxagoras
Posts: 21469
Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:45 am
Location: Yokohama/Tokyo, Japan
Has thanked: 1388 times
Been thanked: 1180 times

Are albinos always bad guys?

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:31 am

I've started watching Black Lightning, and apparently the main villain happens to be an albino. Named Tobias Whale, I guess that's how he was originally written in the comic.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobias_Whale
Tobias Whale is an African American albino, who worked his way up from the rackets to head the Metropolis branch of the 100. A school teacher named Jefferson Pierce spoke out against the 100's drug trafficking, and so they made an example of one of his students. Seeking to avenge the murdered student, Pierce becomes Black Lightning.[1]
:notsure:
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

User avatar
asthmatic camel
Posts: 18116
Joined: Sat Jun 05, 2004 1:53 pm
Title: Forum commie nun.
Location: Stirring the porridge with my spurtle.
Has thanked: 452 times
Been thanked: 838 times

Re: Are albinos always bad guys?

Post by asthmatic camel » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:02 pm

I've only met one in real life and he was a right, royal pain in the arse.

Michael Moorcock's Elric of Melnibone served to justify my unjustifiable prejudice. Elric is a genuine cunt.

Image
Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.

User avatar
Abdul Alhazred
Posts: 70796
Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:33 pm
Title: Yes, that one.
Location: Chicago
Has thanked: 3171 times
Been thanked: 1171 times

Re: Are albinos always bad guys?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:40 pm

... an African American albino ...
Because making the villain British all the time was getting old.
Image "If I turn in a sicko, will I get a reward?"

"Yes! A BIG REWARD!" ====> Click here to turn in a sicko
Any man writes a mission statement spends a night in the box.
-- our mission statement plappendale

User avatar
Rob Lister
Posts: 19828
Joined: Sun Jul 18, 2004 7:15 pm
Title: Incipient toppler
Location: Swimming in Lake Ed
Has thanked: 572 times
Been thanked: 579 times

Re: Are albinos always bad guys?

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:50 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:I've started watching Black Lightning, and apparently the main villain happens to be an albino. Named Tobias Whale, I guess that's how he was originally written in the comic.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobias_Whale
Tobias Whale is an African American albino, who worked his way up from the rackets to head the Metropolis branch of the 100. A school teacher named Jefferson Pierce spoke out against the 100's drug trafficking, and so they made an example of one of his students. Seeking to avenge the murdered student, Pierce becomes Black Lightning.[1]
:notsure:
Yea, Almost always. Just to get a little SJW on your ass, click this link.
http://www.skinema.com/albinism/

I'm trying to think of an albino good guy but I can't.

User avatar
Anaxagoras
Posts: 21469
Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:45 am
Location: Yokohama/Tokyo, Japan
Has thanked: 1388 times
Been thanked: 1180 times

Re: Are albinos always bad guys?

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:23 pm

That's kinda messed up, isn't it?

Not to get all SJW about it, but they do only seem be cast as villains.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

User avatar
asthmatic camel
Posts: 18116
Joined: Sat Jun 05, 2004 1:53 pm
Title: Forum commie nun.
Location: Stirring the porridge with my spurtle.
Has thanked: 452 times
Been thanked: 838 times

Re: Are albinos always bad guys?

Post by asthmatic camel » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:32 pm

Here, I found a cute one that even Abdul couldn't resist...

Image
Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.

User avatar
Pyrrho
Posts: 25875
Joined: Sat Jun 05, 2004 2:17 am
Title: Man in Black
Location: Division 6
Has thanked: 2714 times
Been thanked: 2767 times

Re: Are albinos always bad guys?

Post by Pyrrho » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:49 pm

The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

User avatar
gnome
Posts: 22066
Joined: Tue Jun 29, 2004 12:40 am
Location: New Port Richey, FL
Has thanked: 360 times
Been thanked: 389 times

Re: Are albinos always bad guys?

Post by gnome » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:36 pm

It's an unfortunate trope, but it comes probably from convenience over malice--it's a way of making a character look "off" without an obvious physical deformity. A deliberate invocation of the uncanny valley.
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
--Soldier, TF2

User avatar
Abdul Alhazred
Posts: 70796
Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:33 pm
Title: Yes, that one.
Location: Chicago
Has thanked: 3171 times
Been thanked: 1171 times

Re: Are albinos always bad guys?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:40 pm

gnome wrote:It's an unfortunate trope, but it comes probably from convenience over malice--it's a way of making a character look "off" without an obvious physical deformity. A deliberate invocation of the uncanny valley.
Dick Tracy comics did that a lot.

Making the bad guys funny looking that is.
Image "If I turn in a sicko, will I get a reward?"

"Yes! A BIG REWARD!" ====> Click here to turn in a sicko
Any man writes a mission statement spends a night in the box.
-- our mission statement plappendale

User avatar
Grammatron
Posts: 33466
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 1:21 am
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Been thanked: 1719 times

Re: Are albinos always bad guys?

Post by Grammatron » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:11 pm

No.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albinism_ ... characters

And just a quick and recent one, Logan featured an Albino mutant Caliban who was a good guy

User avatar
gnome
Posts: 22066
Joined: Tue Jun 29, 2004 12:40 am
Location: New Port Richey, FL
Has thanked: 360 times
Been thanked: 389 times

Re: Are albinos always bad guys?

Post by gnome » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:00 pm

Aha! Excellent example.
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
--Soldier, TF2

User avatar
Doctor X
Posts: 67518
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:09 pm
Title: Collective Messiah
Location: Your Mom
Has thanked: 3387 times
Been thanked: 2151 times

Re: Are albinos always bad guys?

Post by Doctor X » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:01 pm

asthmatic camel wrote:Here, I found a cute one that even Abdul couldn't resist...

Image
Albino's do not have colored irises.

Meanwhile:



--J. "You're Not the Boss of Me!" D.
Mob of the Mean: Free beanie, cattle-prod and Charley Fan Club!
"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

WS CHAMPIONS X3!!! NBA CHAMPIONS!! Stanley Cup! SB CHAMPIONS X5!!!!!
AL Champions!!!

User avatar
Rob Lister
Posts: 19828
Joined: Sun Jul 18, 2004 7:15 pm
Title: Incipient toppler
Location: Swimming in Lake Ed
Has thanked: 572 times
Been thanked: 579 times

Re: Are albinos always bad guys?

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:07 pm

Doctor X wrote:
asthmatic camel wrote:Here, I found a cute one that even Abdul couldn't resist...

Image
Albino's do not have colored irises.
.
But many use colored contacts.

Connie Chiu

Image

Creepy but doable.

User avatar
ed
Posts: 33035
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:52 pm
Title: Rhino of the Florida swamp
Has thanked: 439 times
Been thanked: 752 times

Re: Are albinos always bad guys?

Post by ed » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:08 pm

Pyrrho wrote:
Recognize Stacy Keach?
Wenn ich Kultur höre, entsichere ich meinen Browning!

User avatar
ed
Posts: 33035
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:52 pm
Title: Rhino of the Florida swamp
Has thanked: 439 times
Been thanked: 752 times

Re: Are albinos always bad guys?

Post by ed » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:14 pm

Bad guy in the DaVinci Code
google google

ah
Image

Paul Bettany forgot it was him
Wenn ich Kultur höre, entsichere ich meinen Browning!