History Analysis / PeopleOfHairColor

11th Dec '17 3:10:57 PM Pichu-kun
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* One of the artworks for the holidays in ''Website/{{Millsberry}}'' features a girl celebrating Christmas, a boy celebrating Hannukah, and a boy celebrating Kwanzaa. The one celebrating Hannukah is a redhead.
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25th Nov '17 4:34:03 PM Pichu-kun
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[[folder: Video Games]]
* The lead of the Celtic rock band Bottom Feeders from ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' is a DarkSkinnedRedhead.
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9th Sep '17 7:30:25 PM Pichu-kun
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* Subverted with the Dee Dee twins from ''WesternAnimation/WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker''. They're presumably Jewish due to being ComicBook/HarleyQuinn's granddaughters but their red hair are wigs. They're both blonde.

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* Subverted with the Dee Dee twins from ''WesternAnimation/WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker''.''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker''. They're presumably Jewish due to being ComicBook/HarleyQuinn's granddaughters but their red hair are wigs. They're both blonde.



* Zig-zagged in ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}''. There are blondes and brunettes as well but main character Merida is a FieryRedhead. She is the token Scot of the Franchise/DisneyPrincess line as is the second redheaded princess in the line.

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* Zig-zagged in ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}''. There are blondes and brunettes as well but main character Merida is a FieryRedhead. She is the token Scot of the Franchise/DisneyPrincess ''Franchise/DisneyPrincess'' line as is the second redheaded princess in the line.
9th Sep '17 7:29:00 PM Pichu-kun
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* Kyle and his mother from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' are both redheads, though Kyle's dad and his brother Ike are brunettes. Kyle hides a huge afro under his hat.

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* Kyle and his mother from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' are both redheads, though Kyle's dad and his (adopted) brother Ike are brunettes. Kyle hides a huge afro under his hat.
9th Sep '17 7:28:03 PM Pichu-kun
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** The Russian fraternal twins Natasha and Natalya are both platinum blondes.

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** The Russian fraternal twins Natasha Sofiya and Natalya are both platinum blondes.



* Ingrid "Minx" Kruger from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' is a blonde German woman who is in The Stingers band. Her other two bandmates are blond as well, though it's never stated where they're descended from besides Riot being American and Rapture probably being one too.

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* Ingrid "Minx" Kruger from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' is a blonde German woman who is in The Stingers band. Her other two bandmates are blond as well, though it's never stated where they're descended from besides Riot being American and Rapture probably being one too.as well.
4th Sep '17 12:22:23 PM LegitimateIdiot
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* Ingrid "Minx" Kruger from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' is a blonde German woman who is in The Stingers band. Her other two bandmates are [[BlondesAreEvil blond as well]], though it's never stated where they're descended from besides Riot being American and Rapture probably being one too.

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* Ingrid "Minx" Kruger from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' is a blonde German woman who is in The Stingers band. Her other two bandmates are [[BlondesAreEvil blond as well]], well, though it's never stated where they're descended from besides Riot being American and Rapture probably being one too.
23rd Aug '17 7:50:13 PM EdnaWalker
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!Ethnic Hair Color Stereotypes

In fiction hair colors are often used to easily identify a character. They're usually meant to identify personality traits - such as the FieryRedhead or BrainyBrunette - however hair colors being used to distinguish a characters ethnic background are not uncommon.

Common ethnic hair stereotypes include the hair streak in East Asian characters, the blonde Northern, Western, or Eastern European, the brown, dark, or black haired Italian, the Jewish redhead, and red-headed Scottish and Irish people.

PhenotypeStereotype applies to Japanese media where European or North American characters are blondes, while LatinoIsBrown usually goes hand-in-hand with latinos having dark or black hair colors. PeopleOfHairColor is a more fantastical take inspired by this.

Compare to FacialProfiling.

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!Examples:

!!The East Asian Hair Streak

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* One of Betty's friends in ''ComicBook/ArchieComics2015'' has her hair partially dyed.
* Claudia Kishi from ''Literature/TheBabysittersClub'' is depicted with pink highlights in a series of 2000s graphic novels based on the books.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Twilight Sparkle from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is often humanized as East Asian or Indian in fan-art. Twilight has pink streaks in her hair as a pony, which coincidentally translates to this in humanizations.
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[[folder:Film - Animation]]
* In ''Disney/BigHero6'', [=GoGo=] Tomago has streaks of purple in her bangs, which go along with her general BikerBabe demeanor.
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[[folder:Film - Live Action]]
* Mako Mori from ''Film/PacificRim'' has two small streaks of blue in her hair.
* ''Film/XMen'':
** In ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'', Psylocke has an irregular hairstyle that features many purple streaks.
** In ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', Blink has light purple bangs that fall on either side of her face.
* In ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'', Knives Chau (Asian) dyes her hair to imitate Ramona (White), in an attempt to win Scott back from her. Instead of colouring the whole style (as Ramona does), she only dyes in a streak. She keeps it until [[spoiler:Todd punches her so hard it knocks it off.]]
* In the Tokyo subplot of ''Film/{{Babel}}'', the deaf girl and her friend both sport red/rose colored streaks in their hair.
* In ''Film/CloudAtlas'''s storyline set in a futuristic South Korea, Sonmi (the story's protagonist) and the rest of the clones are marked by two colored streaks in their hair.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Tina from ''Series/{{Glee}}'' has blue hair streaks in the first season. She loses them later on.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Lie Ren of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' sports a pink streak of hair on his otherwise black hair. The world of RWBY is a ConstructedWorld and there isn't supposed to be a China (or any of East Asia) but he's clearly based on Asian features, including the streak.
* Katana in ''WebAnimation/DCSuperheroGirls'' has a red stripe in her hair.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Miko from ''The Grinder'' has a streak in her hair.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Juniper from ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'' has a mystical SkunkStripe, due to the Te Xuan Ze getting a streak of white hair when it is her turn to maintain TheMasquerade. Juniper dyes her's pink.
* Nikki from ''WesternAnimation/SixTeen'' has this exaggerated, until almost the entirety of her hair is purple, with the exception of that on the 'inside' (e.g. facing her neck).
* Jake from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' is half-Chinese and has green highlights in his hair, however it isn't due to Jake intentionally dyeing his hair nor is it related to his [[HalfHumanHybrid dragon heritage]]. Apparently his hair turned green due to the amount of hair gel he uses.
* Karen from ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'' is Japanese-American and has pink bangs.
* Ray from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaijudo}}'' is half-Japanese and has his bangs dyed red.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' had Kimi dyeing a stripe through her hair. It's treated as DelinquentHair and was not permanent. Averted with Lil, who is white and has a pink SkunkStripe after season 1.
* Mina from ''WesternAnimation/{{Bunnicula}}'' dresses in a punk fashion and has her bangs dyed pink.
* Miko from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' is a Japanese ForeignExchangeStudent with pink highlights.
* Akima from ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'' has her bangs dyed purple.
* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'':
** Subverted with Marinette, who has [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair naturally blue]] hair.
** {{Goth}} girl Juleka has purple tips in her otherwise black hair.
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!!The Blonde European (Usually English, German, Eastern European, or Scandinavian)

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* In ''Manga/FullMetalPanic'' the German Kurz Weber is a blue-eyed blond.
* Vladimir from ''Manga/ShounenNote'' is a boy soprano from Russia with blond hair and blue eyes. It's been shown he had a [[ButNotTooForeign Japanese grandmother]] though.
* The Russian Petra from ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' zig-zags this. She was born blonde however when she became a cyborg they altered her body to make her essentially look completely different than before. She is a redhead outside of flashbacks.
* The [[ButNotTooForeign half-German]] Chizuru from ''Manga/KimiToBoku'' is blond and blue eyed.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Like in the cartoon, Minx from ''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms'' is a blonde German woman, though WordOfGod says she's South Asian instead of white. WordOfGod is that Riot is half-German, half-Japanese. He also has blonde hair. Subverted with Rapture and [[spoiler:Raya]], who are blonde but not of European descent.
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[[folder:Franchises]]
* Eli from ''Franchise/LoveLive'' is one-fourth Russian. She has blue eyes and blonde hair.
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/MissingStars'':
** The Russian fraternal twins Natasha and Natalya are both platinum blondes.
** Lena is German and a DarkSkinnedBlonde.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Ingrid "Minx" Kruger from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' is a blonde German woman who is in The Stingers band. Her other two bandmates are [[BlondesAreEvil blond as well]], though it's never stated where they're descended from besides Riot being American and Rapture probably being one too.
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!!The Brunette and Raven Haired Italian

[[folder:Film]]
* Vinnie from ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' averts the common tanned skin tone associated with Italians however he does have black hair.
* ''Theatre/TheLightInThePiazza'' takes place in Italy and has many dark haired characters. The three American characters are a blonde, a raven, and a light haired brunette.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Mario and Luigi from ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' are of Italian heritage and have brown hair. Some early material portrays them with black hair.
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!!The Jewish Redhead

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The Kate Kane version of ComicBook/{{Batwoman}} has a deep red hair color and is Jewish.
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
*The October 26th 2014 comic strip of ''ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUS'' has Dennis introduce his mother to a his new friend Ben, who's family has Hanukkah instead of Christmas and celebrates Passover instead of Easter. Ben has shaggy red hair and blue eyes.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Jody from ''Series/ThePuzzlePlace'' is a sensitive girl but brings her self to tell her friends who [[FiveTokenBand each represent a different ethnic background]] about her people's history when it comes to Passover and Chanukah. She has curly red hair.
* Willow from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' starts with long dark red hair. She was identified, ethnically and culturally, as Jewish. She referred to herself on a number of occasions as Jewish, especially when Christianity was mention, and appeared to come from a religious family.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Tish from ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'' is Jewish and has long red hair. An [[CharacterizationMarchesOn early episode]] implied she was Catholic but that was retconned later.
* It's not stated what religion Ginger from ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' follows, however in the ChristmasEpisode she learns her mother's father was a rabbi. Afterwards she's really into her Jewish heritage and decides to throw both a Hanukkah and a Christmas party. Her mother and brother are both redheads too.
* Lois from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' is Jewish and has red hair.
* Kyle and his mother from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' are both redheads, though Kyle's dad and his brother Ike are brunettes. Kyle hides a huge afro under his hat.
* ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'': Pepper Ann and her mother are both redheads, but Pepper Ann's little sister Moose has brown hair. There's a ChristmasEpisode where Pepper Ann has to write a report on whether celebrating Christmas with her dad or Hanukkah with her mom is better.
* Didi from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' has curly red hair that she passed onto her son Dil in ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp''. Tommy is shown to have [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair purple hair]] like his (Christian) father though.
* The Wheezers from ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron'' are AmbiguouslyJewish and have red hair.
* The redheaded Arnold from ''Literature/TheMagicSchoolBus'' mentioned celebrating Hannukah once. Arnold being a redhead is an [[AdaptationDyeJob adaptation change]], as he is a blond in the books.
* At the last moment of the Christmas episode Billy from ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' wishes the viewer a Happy Hannukah. This is [[EveryoneIsChristianAtChristmas despite]] spending the entire episode absolutely ''obsessed'' over Santa.
* ''WesternAnimation/BettyBoop'': According to her only colored short, Betty is a redhead (much like Clara Bow, who Betty is partially based on). Later merchandising averts this by having her with RavenHairIvorySkin to invoke the look of black-and-white cartoons.
* Subverted with the Dee Dee twins from ''WesternAnimation/WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker''. They're presumably Jewish due to being ComicBook/HarleyQuinn's granddaughters but their red hair are wigs. They're both blonde.
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!!The Redheaded Scotirelander

[[folder:Film - Animation]]
* Zig-zagged in ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}''. There are blondes and brunettes as well but main character Merida is a FieryRedhead. She is the token Scot of the Franchise/DisneyPrincess line as is the second redheaded princess in the line.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* WordOfGod is that Blaze from ''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms'' is Irish-American. She has red hair with blonde highlights.
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[[folder:Music]]
* The cover art from several Music/CelticWoman albums prominently feature an unidentified green-eyed redhead as the centerpiece.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The Creator/{{Disney}} short ''The Ballad of Nessie'' takes place in Scotland. Literally every character has red hair.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' implies the Benton sisters have Scottish blood in them. While Jerrica is a blonde (like her mom), Kimber has red hair.
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