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5th Oct '17 3:19:24 PM NeoplanDan3440
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* ''WesternAnimation/BigCityGreens'': The series has most of the humans skin in Big City as multicolored individually, with the main characters, the Greens, are yellow like ''The Simpsons'', while an unnamed black kid with glasses has normal brown skin.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BigCityGreens'': The series has most of the humans skin in Big City as multicolored individually, individually multicolored, with the main characters, the Greens, are yellow like ''The Simpsons'', while an unnamed black kid with glasses has normal brown skin.
1st Oct '17 6:45:46 PM NeoplanDan3440
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* ''WesternAnimation/BigCityGreens'': The series has most of the humans skin in Big City as multicolored individually, with the main characters, the Greens, are yellow like ''The Simpsons'', while an unnamed black kid with glasses has normal brown skin.
1st Oct '17 11:26:56 AM Smeagol17
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** In the Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato2199 reboot this is given a nod by having the first group of aliens the crew of the Yamato are Zaltzians, a Galmilan client race who can pass for Japanese while there is another more with a distinctly reddish skin tone and the pale purple Jirellians in addition to the blue-skinned Gamilans and the green-skinned Gatlanteans

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** In the Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato2199 reboot this is given a nod by having the first group of aliens the crew of the Yamato are encounters be Zaltzians, a Galmilan client race who can pass for Japanese while there is another more with a distinctly reddish skin tone and the pale purple Jirellians in addition to the blue-skinned Gamilans and the green-skinned Gatlanteans
1st Sep '17 12:31:29 AM StFan
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* Zentradi females (AKA Meltrandi) in ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' mainly have natural human skin tones, but the males often have purple, green, blue, or gray skin, with green particularly predominant in the later series.

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* Zentradi females (AKA (a.k.a. Meltrandi) in ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' mainly have natural human skin tones, but the males often have purple, green, blue, or gray skin, with green particularly predominant in the later series.



** And then, some years later, reversed (in a fairly light-hearted way) when a bunch of purple- and orange-skinned aliens visit Earth to complain that GL is neglecting the rest of his space sector to look after Earth; they use the same words with the colours swapped. Poor Hal just looks to the sky in frustration.

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** :: And then, some years later, reversed (in a fairly light-hearted way) when a bunch of purple- and orange-skinned aliens visit Earth to complain that GL is neglecting the rest of his space sector to look after Earth; they use the same words with the colours colors swapped. Poor Hal just looks to the sky in frustration.



* ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'': In ''Recap/TintinLandOfBlackGold,'' Thomson and Thompson accidentally ingest a poison which, among other effects, causes their skin and hair to wildly change colour.

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* ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'': In ''Recap/TintinLandOfBlackGold,'' Thomson and Thompson accidentally ingest a poison which, among other effects, causes their skin and hair to wildly change colour.color.



* ''FanFic/TheEvabonSaga'': Evabon come in a variety of colours such as red, green and yellow but all of our lead Evabon are grey skinned.

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* ''FanFic/TheEvabonSaga'': ''Fanfic/TheEvabonSaga'': Evabon come in a variety of colours such as red, green and yellow but all of our lead Evabon are grey skinned.



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* In ''Literature/{{Monster}}'' by A. Lee Martinez, thanks to a survived basilisk bite, the titular character wakes up with a different skin color every day, accompanied by a random magical power. He keeps a notebook to track the powers that come with each color up until he gains a measure of control over this condition with the aid of the story's MacGuffin.

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* In ''Literature/{{Monster}}'' by A. Lee Martinez, thanks to a survived basilisk bite, the titular character wakes up with a different skin color every day, accompanied by a random magical power. He keeps a notebook to track the powers that come with each color -- up until he gains a measure of control over this condition with the aid of the story's MacGuffin.



* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' gave us blue Andorians and Bolians, {{Green Skinned Space Babe}}s from Orion, and orange Talaxians with polka dots. Most other races just have [[HumanAliens whatever colorations Earthlings have]], since make-up isn't free. Thus, Vulcans can be black, white, or Asian. Klingons were played mostly by white actors in brown shoe polish in ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries TOS]]'', but black actors played Klingons more often as of ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]]''.
** "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield", probably the most {{anvilicious}} episode of the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries original series]], involved aliens who were chalk white on one side of their bodies and coal black on the other side. They were in a [[FantasticRacism race war]] between those who were white on the right and black on the left, and those who were black on the right and white on the left.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' gave us blue Andorians and Bolians, {{Green Skinned Space Babe}}s from Orion, and orange Talaxians with polka dots. Most other races just have [[HumanAliens whatever colorations Earthlings have]], since make-up isn't free. Thus, Vulcans can be black, white, or Asian. Klingons were played mostly by white actors in brown shoe polish in ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries TOS]]'', but black actors played Klingons more often as of ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]]''.
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"Let That Be Your Last Battlefield", probably the most {{anvilicious}} episode of the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries original series]], involved aliens who were chalk white on one side of their bodies and coal black on the other side. They were in a [[FantasticRacism race war]] between those who were white on the right and black on the left, and those who were black on the right and white on the left.



* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' has quite a few technicolour aliens, with those in the main cast doubling as [[BlueSkinnedSpaceBabe Technicolour Space Babes]]. There's priestess Zhaan, whose bright blue skin has a marble effect to it. This is particularly noticeable with her being bald. There's also Chiana, whose skin and hair are pale grey, with darker highlights in particular places - like her collarbone and cheekbones. Sikozu perhaps also counts, though her skin is mostly peachy-cream, there are scale-textured red-gold patches to match her bright red hair.

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* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' has quite a few technicolour aliens, with those in the main cast doubling as [[BlueSkinnedSpaceBabe Technicolour Space Babes]]. There's priestess Zhaan, whose bright blue skin has a marble effect to it. This is particularly noticeable with her being bald. There's also Chiana, whose skin and hair are pale grey, with darker highlights in particular places - -- like her collarbone and cheekbones. Sikozu perhaps also counts, though her skin is mostly peachy-cream, there are scale-textured red-gold patches to match her bright red hair.



* Nobody seems to make much of it within the canon materials, but Music/{{Gorillaz}} bassist Murdoc is green. Some early pictures depict him with what could be a regular olive skin tone, but he slowly went through yellowish-green to his current dark green. This might be something to do with his unhealthy lifestyle (drug and alcohol abuse and a long period of living next to a disease-and-zombie-infested landfill). WildMassGuessing has also suggested it might be a sign that he has demon blood. Apparently, Murdoc has some serious problems with personal hygiene, but it's highly improbable that just this would make his skin so green.



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* Being inspired by pulp sci-fi, the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting ''{{Carcosa}}'' features people that come in green, red, blue, purple, yellow, black, brown, orange, ''transparent'', and white, plus jale, dolm, and ulfire in a ShoutOut to ''A Voyage to Arcturus'', and neither black nor brown is negroid, and white is not caucasoid.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
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Being inspired by pulp sci-fi, the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting ''{{Carcosa}}'' ''Carcosa'' features people that come in green, red, blue, purple, yellow, black, brown, orange, ''transparent'', and white, plus jale, dolm, and ulfire in a ShoutOut to ''A Voyage to Arcturus'', and neither black nor brown is negroid, and white is not caucasoid.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has a few of these to go with the [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair surprisingly-common blue hair]], such as the Djala ([[FanNickname nicknamed "Panda People" by the fans]] because of their white-with-black-patches skin).
** Then there's Jade Caste Alchemicals, who come in six different colours to match the shades of "jade" in the setting.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has a few of these to go with the [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair surprisingly-common blue hair]], such as the Djala ([[FanNickname nicknamed "Panda People" by the fans]] because of their white-with-black-patches skin).
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skin). Then there's Jade Caste Alchemicals, who come in six different colours colors to match the shades of "jade" in the setting.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' generally averts this trope with humans, except for the Salamanders, who have ''jet black skin'' due to how their recruiting world is sitting almost right next to their sun. This is more noticeable in the recent edition, as previous editions had them with vaguely African skin tones, while the new ones just slapped on actual black with little regard for highlights.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
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generally averts this trope with humans, except for the Salamanders, who have ''jet black skin'' due to how their recruiting world is sitting almost right next to their sun. This is more noticeable in the recent edition, as previous editions had them with vaguely African skin tones, while the new ones just slapped on actual black with little regard for highlights.



* ''VisualNovel/GhostTrick'' has many sorta normal looking people with AnimeHair. But there's also the foreigners that are all ''blue''. They never point it out, just that they're foreign.



* Creator/ArtixEntertainment is always known to have it
** ''VideoGame/HeroSmash'' has Yergan, a character with yellow skin.

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* %%* Creator/ArtixEntertainment is always known to have it
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it. ''VideoGame/HeroSmash'' has Yergan, a character with yellow skin.



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* ''VisualNovel/GhostTrick'' has many sorta normal-looking people with AnimeHair. But there's also the foreigners that are all ''blue''. They never point it out, just that they're foreign.
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** There were a few times where normal colored characters appeared, albeit usually in a LawyerFriendlyCameo like the [[Franchise/ArchieComics Archie gang.]] They did, however, have a legitimate Crossover with ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'', where Jay Sherman was yellow.
*** The shorts on ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow'' featured background characters who were blue, grey, or orange.
** Matt Groening's other show, ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' finally made a joke about how the Simpsons are yellow and they're not, in an episode where Fry gets "Simpsons jaundice".
* WesternAnimation/{{Doug}} and his family were just about the only "flesh tone" people aside from Mr. Bone, Roger's cronies, and Mayor White--indeed, the most common skin tone in the ''Doug'' universe seemed to be ''purple''. Interestingly, Doug's crush was a DarkSkinnedBlond.
** For instance, Roger was green, Chalky was yellow, Bebe was purple, Mr. Dink was purple. Since Skeeter was blue (more like a dark teal, really), the prevalence of the BlackBestFriend trope caused many to assume that blue is the equivalent of black in that world.
-->'''Judy:''' ''(Talking about Roger)'' Is he the blue one?
-->'''Doug:''' That's Skeeter!
** This was explained by the creator in a bonus feature from TheMovie's VHS release. When first drawing the main cast (as a child!) he often lacked flesh tone, and therefore substituted other common colors for other characters' skins.

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** There were a few times where normal colored normal-colored characters appeared, albeit usually in a LawyerFriendlyCameo like the [[Franchise/ArchieComics Archie gang.]] They did, however, have a legitimate Crossover with ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'', where Jay Sherman was yellow.
*** * The shorts on ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow'' featured background characters who were blue, grey, or orange.
** * Matt Groening's other show, ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' finally made a joke about how the Simpsons are yellow and they're not, in an episode where Fry gets "Simpsons jaundice".
* WesternAnimation/{{Doug}} and his family were just about the only "flesh tone" people aside from Mr. Bone, Roger's cronies, and Mayor White--indeed, White -- indeed, the most common skin tone in the ''Doug'' universe seemed to be ''purple''. Interestingly, Doug's crush was a DarkSkinnedBlond.
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DarkSkinnedBlond. For instance, Roger was green, Chalky was yellow, Bebe was purple, Mr. Dink was purple. Since Skeeter was blue (more like a dark teal, really), the prevalence of the BlackBestFriend trope caused many to assume that blue is the equivalent of black in that world.
-->'''Judy:''' ''(Talking about Roger)'' Is he the blue one?
-->'''Doug:''' That's Skeeter!
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world. This was explained by the creator in a bonus feature from TheMovie's VHS release. When first drawing the main cast (as a child!) he often lacked flesh tone, and therefore substituted other common colors for other characters' skins.skins.
-->'''Judy:''' ''[talking about Roger]'' Is he the blue one?\\
'''Doug:''' That's Skeeter!



* All the humanoid "sprite" characters in ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' have unusually colored skin.
** [=AndrAIa=] and Ray Tracer are borderline, since they're different shades of orange, a color which often results from cheap self-tanner in the real world.
** Enzo runs into [[FantasticRacism racial prejudice]] at the start of season three. For while Mainframers will happily accept green merchants and scientists, a green guardian is [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything apparently beyond the pale...]]
** Interestingly, this all suggests a kind of inherent caste system. Guardians are blue, the Matrices and probably other system-based sprites are green, and web-based sprites are orange. Viruses tend to be strange-looking in general.

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* All the humanoid "sprite" characters in ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' have unusually colored skin.
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skin. [=AndrAIa=] and Ray Tracer are borderline, since they're different shades of orange, a color which often results from cheap self-tanner in the real world.
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world. Enzo runs into [[FantasticRacism racial prejudice]] at the start of season three. For while Mainframers will happily accept green merchants and scientists, a green guardian is [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything apparently beyond the pale...]]
**
]] Interestingly, this all suggests a kind of inherent caste system. Guardians are blue, the Matrices and probably other system-based sprites are green, and web-based sprites are orange. Viruses tend to be strange-looking in general.



* In ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'', the people from the evil planet (planet Doom in the English translation) are all different cool tones, including almost pure white, sky blue, deep cobalt blues, and even a green or brown earth tone from time to time.
** Serendipitously, this was true not only for ''Golion'' (Lion Voltron), but ''Dairugger XV'' (Vehicle Voltron) as well.
*** Blue skin seems to be Japanese cultural shorthand for "alien". In America, aliens are either LittleGreenMen or TheGreys; in Japan, they're tall blue dudes.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheCrampTwins''. Lucian has "normal" flesh-toned skin, but his brother Wayne is ''purple''-skinned. Must be fraternal twins...However, [[MindScrew both their parents have green and yellow skin respectively]].

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* In ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'', the people from the evil planet (planet Doom in the English translation) are all different cool tones, including almost pure white, sky blue, deep cobalt blues, and even a green or brown earth tone from time to time.
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time. Serendipitously, this was true not only for ''Golion'' (Lion Voltron), but ''Dairugger XV'' (Vehicle Voltron) as well.
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well. Blue skin seems to be Japanese cultural shorthand for "alien". In America, aliens are either LittleGreenMen or TheGreys; in Japan, they're tall blue dudes.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheCrampTwins''. Lucian has "normal" flesh-toned skin, but his brother Wayne is ''purple''-skinned. Must be fraternal twins... However, [[MindScrew both their parents have green and yellow skin respectively]].



** Drakken, whose blue skin is ''incessantly'' lampshaded, and they [[NoodleIncident constantly imply that there's a horrifically fascinating story]] behind his blue skin. In TheTag of the GrandFinale, he's about to tell said story when the ''series'' [[TheUnreveal cuts out]]. "I remember it was a Tuesday-" *click*.

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** Drakken, whose blue skin is ''incessantly'' lampshaded, and they [[NoodleIncident constantly imply that there's a horrifically fascinating story]] behind his blue skin. In TheTag of the GrandFinale, he's about to tell said story when the ''series'' [[TheUnreveal cuts out]]. "I remember it was a Tuesday-" Tuesday--" *click*.



* Muscle Man from ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' has green skin. Like Murdoc, it could just be problems with hygiene.



* Muscle Man from ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' has green skin. Like Murdoc, it could just be problems with hygiene.
* Nobody seems to make much of it within the canon materials, but Music/{{Gorillaz}} bassist Murdoc is green. Some early pictures depict him with what could be a regular olive skin tone, but he slowly went through yellowish-green to his current dark green. This might be something to do with his unhealthy lifestyle (drug and alcohol abuse and a long period of living next to a disease-and-zombie-infested landfill). WildMassGuessing has also suggested it might be a sign that he has demon blood. Apparently, Murdoc has some serious problems with personal hygiene, but it's highly improbable that just this would make his skin so green.



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[[caption-width-right:242:Taking the term "People of Color" to a whole new level.]]

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22nd Aug '17 2:06:12 PM ErichoTOME
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** [[Creator/Matt Groening]]'s other show, ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' finally made a joke about how the Simpsons are yellow and they're not, in an episode where Fry gets "Simpsons jaundice".

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** [[Creator/Matt Groening]]'s Matt Groening's other show, ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' finally made a joke about how the Simpsons are yellow and they're not, in an episode where Fry gets "Simpsons jaundice".
22nd Aug '17 2:01:05 PM ErichoTOME
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** [[Creator/MattGroening]]'s other show, ''WesternAnimation/Futurama'' finally made a joke about how the Simpsons are yellow and they're not, in an episode where Fry gets "Simpsons jaundice".

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** [[Creator/MattGroening]]'s [[Creator/Matt Groening]]'s other show, ''WesternAnimation/Futurama'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' finally made a joke about how the Simpsons are yellow and they're not, in an episode where Fry gets "Simpsons jaundice".
22nd Aug '17 1:57:35 PM ErichoTOME
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** [[Creator/MattGroening]]'s other show, ''WesternAnimation/Futurama'' finally made a joke about how the Simpsons are yellow and they're not, in an episode where Fry gets "Simpsons jaundice".
16th Aug '17 4:48:55 PM Vir
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* Half of the cast of the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' series have skin that retains the color of their coat in pony form, presumably to avoid making the characters human ethnicities and opening a can of worms. (They ''almost'' avoided doing so, but many wished they'd taken the plunge, and the fact that pretty much everyone has had their color scheme significantly lightened has not gone unnoticed. [[ButNotTooBlack But Not Too Purple]]?)

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* Half of the cast of the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' ''Franchise/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' series have skin that retains the color of their coat in pony form, presumably to avoid making the characters human ethnicities and opening a can of worms. (They ''almost'' avoided doing so, but many wished they'd taken the plunge, and the fact that pretty much everyone has had their color scheme significantly lightened has not gone unnoticed. [[ButNotTooBlack But Not Too Purple]]?)
11th Aug '17 2:41:33 PM TurtleTropes
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