How about you not sidestep everything else I said, which was actually the important part?
How about you not understanding anything in my posts which thereby nullifies your posts. There is nothing for me to respond to.
You tried to call orange cats, black dogs, and fish that swim as tropes.
I'll sum up. The IGN writer sighed and basically said, "Not another cliched character." And you, and others, are complaining that the author is talking about some racism or sexism crap.
It's a trope. If I go to play a sci-fi action game, chances are the character might be the bald, space marine trope. I'm tired of bald, space marines. Does that mean I'm tired of bad people? Tired of male characters? Tire of marines? Tired of space? No...it's the combined traits, the overused cliche...the trope of the bald, space marine.
Uh ... you do realize that those examples were me mocking the need to call everything a trope, right? I mean, "fish that swim" didn't tip you off? For real? Or are you just pretending you didn't know?
And what you simply seem unable to understand is that saying, "not another cliched character," WHEN HE KNEW NOTHING ABOUT THAT CHARACTER BEYOND HIS APPEARANCE, is ignorance. It's an assumption, pure and simple, and one that he was WRONG about. That very fact proves that it was unfounded.
I detest your way of thinking, and that of the writer, that need to label and prejudge. That book I referenced, I had absolutely no need to say, "blonde princess, what a boring trope." I would much rather let the character develop, or not, and then decide how I feel about them.
Anyway, if you're tired of "serious white men" then, jesus christ, I don't know what to say. Stay away from serious movies, books, and games, because that's just realism. That's far, far, far more basic and unspecific than "bald space marine," to the point that the comparison just seems silly and forced.