Top 10 Most Overused Stereotypes in FictionPLEASE NOTE: The images that appear in this list are images of characters that completely embody the stereotypes that they appear as examples of in this list.
A very racist one that has resulted in quite a few of the most annoying characters ever (Street Fighter's Balrog and Rocky's Clubber, for starters)
Yup, pretty racist.
A good way to subvert this one is by making your Asian Martial Artist not actually be very good at martial arts (cough, with Dan Hibiki being a prime example when compared to basically all of the other Street Fighters, cough)
Implies that women absolutely cannot survive without men
It’s getting better nowadays, though
Heffer Wolfe quite-easily is THE most blatant example of this one that has appeared in a mainstream television show so far
Well, at least Waylon subverts this stereotype in Advance Wars
(mostly because he embodies what the United States actually are beneath their infamous "beautiful land of the proud and brave" facade)
Basically the All American Hero.
Toys For Bob's version of N. Tropy embodies this stereotype so blatantly that it almost isn't even funny, but said character version is merely one of MILLIONS of utterly obnoxious Morrissey caricatures that fiction has featured so far (why do people keep forgetting about the fact that MANY of the real world's British people actually are quite poor and very-largely live off of some of THE worst and most ridiculously unhealthy types of junk food on Earth?)
Jules Winnfield and Quentin Tarantino's Django come to mind
A character of this type will nearly-always do at least one of these things:
1) Have an expensive and fancy car/vehicle
2) Think that absolutely everyone else is inferior to him/her
3) Generally be an annoying hypocrite that everyone hates
Courage ended like 20 years ago lol
This one was ALL over movies during the 20th century
Automatically expect any one of these characters to have an incredibly thick Southern United States accent and/or be blatantly racist
Basically the Arnold Schwarzenegger like character.
Overweight, slovenly, bad at his job, clueless (though sometimes loving) parent ... but somehow has a wife who is way too hot or intelligent than would ever be believable irl