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    Default Characters to which Race and Ethnicity are an intrinsic part of their concept.

    Black Panther

    The All new X-men.

    New Miss Marvel

    The Thing (Always implied to be Jewish even before they made it official).

    Then you have characters like Batman, who could theoretically be any race/ethnicity, but has a lot of stuff in his backstory that slants in a particular way (probably aren’t very many “old money” east coast elites that aren’t white).

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    Speaking of New X-Men, I think Marvel's Dust in particular is pretty tied to her Muslim background.

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    Dr Doom
    Namor
    I guess pretty much any royal character

    Helena Bertinelli for the mob family ties

    Any of Marvel's Silver Age "Commie" villains

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    There came a time when the Old Gods died! The Brave died with the Cunning! The Noble perished locked in battle with unleashed Evil! It was the last day for them! An ancient era was passing in fiery holocaust!

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    Black Lightning
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    Wyatt Wingfoot
    Yellow Claw
    Gabe and Izzy from the Howling Commandos
    Thanks for mentioning Doctor Doom, CaptCleghorn even though it’s seldom brought up these days

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    Turok comes to mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Javasaurus View Post
    Turok comes to mind.
    Who's Turok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Z View Post
    Who's Turok?
    First appearance in 1954:

    Turok-Cover-1954.jpg


    Latest incarnation (2019):

    TN-Turok.jpg

    The history is pretty accessible:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turok
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    Steve Rogers, obviously.

    Daredevil could also be another one, possibly?

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    Luke Cage
    Black Panther
    Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan)
    Steve Rogers
    Shang Chi
    Black Widow
    Red Skull
    Baron Zemo
    Dr. Doom
    Magneto

    Quantum and Woody

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    Green Arrow
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    Quote Originally Posted by 80sbaby View Post
    Steve Rogers, obviously.

    Daredevil could also be another one, possibly?

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    Steve is actually debatable all things considered. African Americans were still being used in combat in segregated units. If the formula had been destroyed earlier I doubt the USA would turn down a Super Soldier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetengine View Post
    Steve is actually debatable all things considered. African Americans were still being used in combat in segregated units. If the formula had been destroyed earlier I doubt the USA would turn down a Super Soldier.
    I think Red, White, and Black: Truth was the way to deal with this. Show that the government actively experimented on black soldiers to refine the serum. Not only is it likely (Tuskegee experiments), but there was also a common idea amongst black people in WWI and WWII that by enlisting and fighting that they would gain acceptance. That's a good story, but there is no way in 1941 they were going to let a black man be THE Captain America.

    On the other hand, Steve Rogers needs to look like the ubermensch ideal but internally is anathema to everything it represents.
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    Thor and all the Norse gods. They are based off of Nordic mythology and the Nords were almost exclusively white. Just like the Egyptian gods should be portrayed as middle eastern looking. Comic wise I don't think this has ever come up but in the movies it obviously did with Idris Elba as Heimdall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mathew101281 View Post
    The All new X-men.
    They're unquestionably iconic, but I don't think their concepts have anything to do with their ethnicity.

    Quote Originally Posted by mathew101281 View Post
    The Thing
    Conceptually, Ben is just a guy that looks like a rock. He doesn't have to be Jewish.

    Quote Originally Posted by TriggerWarning View Post
    Thor and all the Norse gods. They are based off of Nordic mythology and the Nords were almost exclusively white. Just like the Egyptian gods should be portrayed as middle eastern looking. Comic wise I don't think this has ever come up but in the movies it obviously did with Idris Elba as Heimdall.
    From the myths, Heimdall was even said to have been the whitest one (as in glowing white) of the Aesir.
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