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knightkeladry:

Fancasting Kristin Cashore’s novels.

Fire is explicitly not white in the books. So why is she white here? It is strongly implied that the Dellians on the whole are POC*, with the regular mentions of how weird and pale the Pikkians are in comparison, and Fire’s reaction to the cave-dwelling people as being even paler and weird looking. Not making Katsa and Po white does not excuse whitewashing for Fire and potentially Brigan.

*I’m willing to argue about the Dellians as a whole—I’d be cool with an argument that they are a multiracial society since Jessa had green eyes and red hair, but I’m also not clear why a fantasy novel should necessarily follow our standard conventions of how hair/eyes/skin match up. Either way, it does not change that Fire, herself, is explicitly dark-skinned.

Tagged: #graceling #Kristin Cashore #fire #don't want me to call you out on the tags don't be so racist #the character has dark brown skin #not lily white #it's canon dudes