Are albinos always bad guys?

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Are albinos always bad guys?

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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]
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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.

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... an African American albino ...
Because making the villain British all the time was getting old.
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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]
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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.

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

Not to get all SJW about it, but they do only seem be cast as villains.
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Here, I found a cute one that even Abdul couldn't resist...

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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.
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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.
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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

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

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Albino's do not have colored irises.

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

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

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Bad guy in the DaVinci Code
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