Tuon & Selucia
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No no no no NO
Please, Selucia is Seanchan too! Please don’t make her pale as fuck… Like heck is she an albino or something?
And personally I think that Tuon’s skin is lighter than sea-folk skin, which is kinda what I think Tuon’s being depicted as in these pictures.
Hmmm..how you decided that all Seanchan are black? The description of Selucia is “beautiful with golden hair, creamy skin, cool blue eyes and full breasts.”. Egeanin is no near to black too. Seanchan is empire across whole continent, not a single nation. So it can be any color of skin.
Yeah, and Tuon is described as “a doll made of black porcelain”, dingetje50, so I don’t think she’s lighter than Sea Folk.
Anyhoo, this casting is pretty much flawless. No one would be better for Tuon than Lupita.
LISTEN UP KIDS. I’ve looked up and STUDIED descriptions of even the most MINOR characters in this series, and extensively researched real-world culture & ethnic parallels from WoT nations, so let me tell you some things.
1. Tuon is black. Absolutely. And DARK.. I think we all know that, right? A lot of the Seanchan are dark (Bethamin!??) I imagine her complexion is fairly comparable to the general complexion of Sea Folk. The Seanchan came across the same ocean that the Sea Folk call home - there’s undoubtedly some shared ancestry!!! I’m sure Seanchan conquered some of the islands that Sea Folk originated from.
2. Selucia is WHITE. She is described as a blonde-haired, blue-eyed, pale-skinned babe. There’s your proof ^^^. Egeanin is also generally white, I believe. Also recall Alivia (the powerful damane), who has blonde hair and blue eyes. And is old as BALLS so there’s no chance she’s a recent capture from this side of the Aryth. ALSO ALSO a good amount of Seanchan claim a direct line of ancestry back to Artur Hawkwing - a WHITE DUDE (EDIT: I ASSUME, because he’s literally King Arthur, but I don’t actually have proof our Artur was white, carry on), whose son and his fleet allegedly unified Seanchan into a fucking empire.
3. Y’ALL seem to be forgetting that the Seanchan have a deadly-effective military and navy, and they conquer with ease. Everything. Their Empire is absolutely vast, and spans CONTINENTS. There’s gonna be some racial diversity. Like, ALL of it. Their features and coloring run the GAMUT. PLUS their whole thing is conquering effectively and keeping control and peace by letting their conquered peoples retain their whole cultural identities.
I personally envision a great deal of the Blood to be of varied Asian descents, because of the cultural parallels drawn to Imperial China and Japan, but the way their class system works, there are people of all descriptions in ALL walks of life.
The Seanchan are NOT an ethnically-homogeneous people.
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