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Working Title: Fuck albinos: From YKTTW

foxley: I moved the aversions and subversions from here to the new Heroic Albino trope.

BrightBlueInk: I almost just deleted this example, but it's been a while since I read the books, so I thought I'd better check. Someone put in "The White Witch from C.S. Lewis' The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe." in the literature example, but I'm pretty sure that she was described as pale in the books, but not albino. In fact, until the recent movie I'm pretty sure I'd only seen her depicted with black hair. Was this just an addition in the movie, or was it in the book, too?

Crowley: Added a picture; sorry if it looks small. I added the bit about partial albinism. I appreciate the good manners to point out that albinos are people, and they do exist and do no harm, and it is a handicap. But I wanted to point out that most people you see that are albinos are not the full expression of this condition. Full albinism is rare. I didn't do the reaserch either, but I dated a guy with partial albinism, and his neice also had it. The characters in movies that you see like Silas(daVinci code), and the white witch(Narnia the movie), who was described as having snow white skin, red lips, and dark hair in the book I believe, look like partial albinos. They typically have very pale blue eyes, not pink. Their eyesight is unimpaired. In fact the guy I knew was very athletic, had good vision and quite attractive(not just to me) and so was his niece, they had to take reasonable precautions against the sun, but so do many other pale people.