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23rd Mar '18 2:38:52 PM ading
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* Discussed by Ishmael in ''Literature/MobyDick'', in relation to the creepiness of albinism in spite of the good symbolism of white.

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* Discussed by Ishmael in ''Literature/MobyDick'', in relation to the creepiness of albinism in spite of the good symbolism of white. Moby Dick itself is an albino whale, which Ishmael considers to be part of what makes it so primally terrifying.
12th Feb '18 9:12:55 PM nombretomado
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* The villain (well, he [[FaceHeelTurn starts out good and gets steadily more villainous]]) of Janny Wurts' ''WarsOfLightAndShadow'' is a handsome, blond, blue-eyed guy who wears white and gold and wields the elemental power of Light. He sets himself up as a deity and has the hero (who has black hair, green eyes and the elemental power of Shadow) hunted down as the embodiment of all evil.

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* The villain (well, he [[FaceHeelTurn starts out good and gets steadily more villainous]]) of Janny Wurts' ''WarsOfLightAndShadow'' ''Literature/WarsOfLightAndShadow'' is a handsome, blond, blue-eyed guy who wears white and gold and wields the elemental power of Light. He sets himself up as a deity and has the hero (who has black hair, green eyes and the elemental power of Shadow) hunted down as the embodiment of all evil.
9th Feb '18 8:34:31 AM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Odium, the [[GodOfEvil Cosmic Principle of Hatred]], is symbolized by white and gold.
27th Jan '18 6:06:46 PM nombretomado
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* In Laurell K Hamilton's ''MerryGentry'' series, most humans automatically assume the "Light Court" of the Seelie is good and the "Dark Court" of the Unseelie is evil. In truth, things are '''much''' more complicated.

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* In Laurell K Hamilton's ''MerryGentry'' ''Literature/MerryGentry'' series, most humans automatically assume the "Light Court" of the Seelie is good and the "Dark Court" of the Unseelie is evil. In truth, things are '''much''' more complicated.
17th Jan '18 6:30:33 AM Derkhan
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* In Steven Erikson's ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', the Tiste Liosan are the Children of Light, have light-themed powers and worship a deity known as Father Light. Despite that, they are isolationist, bigoted [[KnightTemplar Knights Templar]], to the point where nobody [[CantArgueWithElves takes them seriously]] -- and especially their [[SingleIssueWonk fixation]] on being the arbiters of justice. For a long time in the series, the only Tiste Liosan to make an appearance are [[GoldfishPoopGang a group of four knights]] [[PlayedForComedy too self-absorbed to be of any consequence]], but BewareTheSillyOnes. Like their cousins, [[DarkIsNotEvil the Children of Darkness]], they used to have a WarriorPrince to lead them, but even he pulled a ScrewThisImOuttaHere.

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* In Steven Erikson's Creator/StevenErikson's ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', the Tiste Liosan are the Children of Light, have light-themed powers and worship a deity known as Father Light. Despite that, they are isolationist, bigoted [[KnightTemplar Knights Templar]], to the point where nobody [[CantArgueWithElves takes them seriously]] -- and especially their [[SingleIssueWonk fixation]] on being the arbiters of justice. For a long time in the series, the only Tiste Liosan to make an appearance are [[GoldfishPoopGang a group of four knights]] [[PlayedForComedy too self-absorbed to be of any consequence]], but BewareTheSillyOnes. Like their cousins, [[DarkIsNotEvil the Children of Darkness]], they used to have a WarriorPrince to lead them, but even he pulled a ScrewThisImOuttaHere.ScrewThisImOuttaHere
29th Oct '17 8:52:31 PM MasterN
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* The White Queen in ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign''. Her body and clothing are entirely white (except for her black eyes), her powers include the ability to shoot FrickinLaserBeams, and she's worshipped as a goddess all around the world. But she doesn't care about humans at all, [[spoiler:except the main character Kyousuke, who really doesn't want her [[{{Yandere}} attentions]]. The White Queen manages to also be an example of DarkIsEvil, through her alter ego, the Black Maw]].

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* The White Queen [[spoiler: [[BigBad The]] [[GodIsEvil White]] [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen]]]] in ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign''. Her body and clothing are entirely white (except for her black eyes), her powers include the ability to shoot FrickinLaserBeams, and [[spoiler: she's worshipped as a goddess all around the world. But she doesn't care about humans at all, [[spoiler:except except the main character Kyousuke, who really doesn't want her [[{{Yandere}} attentions]]. The White Queen manages to also be an example of DarkIsEvil, through her alter ego, the Black Maw]].
11th Oct '17 11:32:15 AM Wyldchyld
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* In ''Literature/VoidDomain'', rank and file of the local group of {{Church Militant}}s wear white habits. While they're generally seen as good guys, being hunters of undeath and necromancy, they tend to take their operations to extremes. It isn't unheard of for them to attack people on suspicion or start a battle while innocents are nearby.
13th Aug '17 4:57:42 AM azbyc15243
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* The White Queen in ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign''. Her body and clothing are entirely white (except for her black eyes), her powers include the ability to shoot FrickinLaserBeams, and she's worshipped as a goddess all around the world. But she doesn't care about humans at all, [[spoiler:except the main character Kyousuke, who really doesn't want her [[{{Yandere}} attentions]]. The White Queen manages to also be an example of DarkIsEvil, through her alter ego, the Black Maw]].
1st Jul '17 6:30:32 PM Linda58
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** One of the powerful lords of the Dark is the Black Rider. In the final book, we meet his partner, The White Rider: robbed in white and riding a white horse. Will muses this may represent the evil in beings totally "blinded by their shining ideas".
8th May '17 10:05:11 AM Gregzilla
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** And we have another, mortal example in [[BlondesAreEvil Luke]]. At the height of his cocky, assured evil, he wears a lot of pale, clean clothes like tailored pants and white button-downs, in contrast to his down-to-earth style pre-betrayal. Tellingly, when Percy has a dream-vision of him communicating with Kronos, he's dressed in a pure-white toga and bathed in light.

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** And we have another, mortal example in [[BlondesAreEvil Luke]].Luke. At the height of his cocky, assured evil, he wears a lot of pale, clean clothes like tailored pants and white button-downs, in contrast to his down-to-earth style pre-betrayal. Tellingly, when Percy has a dream-vision of him communicating with Kronos, he's dressed in a pure-white toga and bathed in light.
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