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7th May '17 2:36:09 PM Derkhan
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* Shelena, main character of ''Literature/LoyalEnemies'' has pale, blond hair and rather dark, swarthy skin. This isn't treated as unusual by anybody at all, even though swarthy skin is noted to be trait of people of [[CrypticBackgroundReference the islands]], so it should raise some eyebrows in mountainous northern Beloria.

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* Shelena, main character the protagonist of ''Literature/LoyalEnemies'' has pale, blond hair and rather dark, swarthy skin. This isn't treated as unusual remarked upon by anybody at all, even though swarthy skin is noted to be trait of people of from [[CrypticBackgroundReference the islands]], islands]]. She is, however, a werewolf, so it should raise some eyebrows in mountainous northern Beloria.may be due to her not actually being human.
30th Apr '17 12:52:06 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' has a FantasyCounterpartCulture that's [[ArabianNightsDays ambiguously Middle Eastern]], where all of the denizens have dark skin and [[MysticalWhiteHair brilliant white-blonde hair]]. Originally started with the Wizard from ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade Animal Parade]],'' later games introduced the recurring character [[TheWisePrince Prince Amir]], and later, a whole host of his countrymen.

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* ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' has a FantasyCounterpartCulture that's [[ArabianNightsDays ambiguously Middle Eastern]], where all of the denizens have dark skin and [[MysticalWhiteHair brilliant white-blonde hair]]. Originally started with the Wizard from ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade Animal Parade]],'' later games introduced the recurring character [[TheWisePrince Prince Amir]], and later, a whole host of his countrymen.
28th Apr '17 12:35:14 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Variation on this trope: in the ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' manga, the Ishbalans/Ishvalans all have white hair, dark skin, and red eyes. In [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the first anime]], they have black hair, but Scar's has turned white for some reason (strongly implied to be of traumatic origin).

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* Variation on this trope: in In the ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' manga, manga/''Brotherhood'' anime, the Ishbalans/Ishvalans Ishvalans all have white hair, dark skin, and red eyes. In [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the first anime]], they anime adaptation]], the Ishbalans instead have black hair, but Scar's has turned white for some reason (strongly implied to be of traumatic origin).
28th Apr '17 12:32:30 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Loran, the protagonist of ''Anime/TurnAGundam''. His hair is technically white, though. From the same series Miashei and Guin are more straight examples.

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Loran, the protagonist of ''Anime/TurnAGundam''. His hair is technically white, though. From the same series Miashei and Guin are more straight examples.
28th Apr '17 12:28:57 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* There exists an episode of ''The Simpsons'' in which Homer panics over the possibility of his father marrying Marge's mother, convinced that this will make their own marriage incest, and therefore their children will be subject to the "horrifying" consequences of inbreeding. He then envisions them as three realistically-drawn children with blond hair, tanned skin, five fingers, and blue eyes. His reaction? He runs off screaming in terror.

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* There exists an episode of ''The Simpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' in which Homer panics over the possibility of his father marrying Marge's mother, convinced that this will make their own marriage incest, and therefore their children will be subject to the "horrifying" consequences of inbreeding. He then envisions them as three realistically-drawn children with blond hair, tanned skin, five fingers, and blue eyes. His reaction? He runs off screaming in terror.
22nd Apr '17 7:39:38 PM nombretomado
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* ScaryBlackMan Bobby Jacks from ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' was an African-American with blonde hair. WordOfGod says that it's dyed.

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* ScaryBlackMan Bobby Jacks from ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' was an African-American with blonde hair. WordOfGod says that it's dyed.
7th Apr '17 4:15:17 PM nombretomado
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* Kei from the anime version of ''Shin Shirayukihime Densetsu {{Pretear}}'' (his skin is lighter in the manga).

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* Kei from the anime version of ''Shin Shirayukihime Densetsu {{Pretear}}'' Anime/{{Pretear}}'' (his skin is lighter in the manga).
6th Apr '17 4:20:25 PM AthenaBlue
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* Mona Aamons Monzano, a character in [[KurtVonnegut Kurt Vonnegut's]] novel ''Literature/CatsCradle''. She's of Finnish and black West Indian ancestry.
* Tacroy[[spoiler:/Mordecai Roberts]] from Creator/DianaWynneJones's ''Literature/{{Chrestomanci}}'' series.
* In the ''Literature/{{ColSec Trilogy}}'', Samella Connel's complexion is described as "tanned". But shortly afterwards, she's revealed to have spent the past three years of her life indentured to an electronics firm -— hardly an environment conducive to suntanning.
* ''Literature/TheDalemarkQuartet'': Brown skin and blonde hair is a combination fairly common in northern Dalemark, thanks to interbreeding between the native people and foreign invaders. It's the other way round in the South, where the most common colouration is pale skin and brown hair. The people of the Holy Islands, rumoured to be the last descendants of the very first inhabitants of Dalemark, are also this trope.



* The Angyar of Rokanon are an entire race/culture of these in Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's ''Ekuman'' universe. The lower-caste Olgyior (of the same species) are pale-skinned brunettes.
* ''Literature/EmeraldPrince'' has Florin, the LongHairedPrettyBoy court musician. He's described as having brown skin with "hair just a shade blonder than white". Evindr also has dark skin and [[MysticalWhiteHair white hair]].
* In Crawford Killian's ''Eyas'', this seems to be the most common coloring among the title character's adopted culture.
* Dona Sofia Salvara of ''The Lies of Locke Lamora'' in the ''Literature/GentlemanBastard Sequence'' is described as having "skin like burnt amber and hair the colour of almond butter".
* Eloise Pritchart in the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series has dark skin and "platinum" hair. Just for kicks, she also has topaz-gold eyes and is noted in-text as being extraordinarily beautiful.
* Cadence Drake in Holly Lisle's ''Hunting the Corrigan's Blood'', due to her mother's gene splicing as political statement.



* Telemakos, main character of Elizabeth E. Wein's [[Literature/TheLionHunters Mark of Solomon]] books, because his father's British and his mother African. Genetically speaking, this shouldn't be possible (especially as his hair is almost silver- it's that light), but there's no mention of this.
* [[TheFairFolk The Folk]] in Eloise [=McGraw=]'s ''Literature/TheMoorchild'' are a species of Dark Skinned Blonds; the half-human, half Folk main character inherits the appearance, which becomes a point of teasing and persecution while she's living in a human village.



* Daenerys Targaryen of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has a vision of what her stillborn son Rhaego would have been like as an adult. He is described as tall and copper skinned like his father Khal Drogo, and with long platinum blond hair like hers.
* In Creator/MichaelFlynn's ''Literature/SpiralArm'' series, the people of the planet Alabster have yellow hair and coal-black skin.



* Mona Aamons Monzano, a character in [[KurtVonnegut Kurt Vonnegut's]] novel ''Literature/CatsCradle''. She's of Finnish and black West Indian ancestry.
* Cadence Drake in Holly Lisle's ''Hunting the Corrigan's Blood'', due to her mother's gene splicing as political statement.
* Telemakos, main character of Elizabeth E. Wein's [[Literature/TheLionHunters Mark of Solomon]] books, because his father's British and his mother African. Genetically speaking, this shouldn't be possible (especially as his hair is almost silver- it's that light), but there's no mention of this.
* [[TheFairFolk The Folk]] in Eloise [=McGraw=]'s ''Literature/TheMoorchild'' are a species of Dark Skinned Blonds; the half-human, half Folk main character inherits the appearance, which becomes a point of teasing and persecution while she's living in a human village.
* The Angyar of Rokanon are an entire race/culture of these in UrsulaKLeGuin's Ekuman universe. The lower-caste Olgyior (of the same species) are pale-skinned brunettes.
* Eloise Pritchart in the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series has dark skin and "platinum" hair. Just for kicks, she also has topaz-gold eyes and is noted in-text as being extraordinarily beautiful.
* Daenerys Targaryen of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has a vision of what her stillborn son Rhaego would have been like as an adult. He is described as tall and copper skinned like his father Khal Drogo, and with long platinum blond hair like hers.
* Tacroy[[spoiler:/Mordecai Roberts]] from Creator/DianaWynneJones's Literature/{{Chrestomanci}} series.
* Dona Sofia Salvara of ''The Lies of Locke Lamora'' in the Literature/GentlemanBastard Sequence is described as having "skin like burnt amber and hair the colour of almond butter".
* Collan in Creator/MelanieRawn's ''Exiles'' Series is noted for being darker than most natural redheads.
* In Creator/MichaelFlynn's ''Literature/SpiralArm'' series, the people of the planet Alabster have yellow hair and coal-black skin.
* In the ''Literature/{{ColSec Trilogy}}'', Samella Connel's complexion is described as "tanned." But shortly afterwards, she's revealed to have spent the past three years of her life indentured to an electronics firm—hardly an environment conducive to suntanning.
* The FantasyCounterpartCulture Vikings who end up colonizing northern Dalemark in DianaWynneJones's Dalemark series are Dark-Skinned Blonds.
* In Crawford Killian's ''Eyas'', this seems to be the most common coloring among the title character's adopted culture.
* ''Literature/EmeraldPrince'' has Florin, the LongHairedPrettyBoy court musician. He's described as having brown skin with "hair just a shade blonder than white". Evindr also has dark skin and [[MysticalWhiteHair white hair]].



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* Steve "The Series/CrocodileHunter" Irwin had blond hair and a tan from all the time he spent outdoors in the wilderness.
* ''Series/{{Delocated}}'': Mighty Joe John, the Black Blond.
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' has Ursula the sea witch played by black actress Merrin Dungey, with her hair coloured blonde. This seems to be an in-universe DyeHard--since Ursula's teenage self is shown with black hair. This could be taken from the Broadway version of Ursula, wherein she was played by two black actresses (as understudies though)where the character, while black, had bright platinum blonde hair.



* ''Series/{{Delocated}}'': Mighty Joe John, the Black Blond.
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' has Ursula the sea witch played by black actress Merrin Dungey, with her hair coloured blonde. This seems to be an in-universe DyeHard--since Ursula's teenage self is shown with black hair. This could be taken from the Broadway version of Ursula, wherein she was played by two black actresses (as understudies though)where the character, while black, had bright platinum blonde hair.



* Steve "The Series/CrocodileHunter" Irwin had blond hair and had a tan from all the time he spent outdoors in the wilderness.
2nd Apr '17 4:18:40 PM nombretomado
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* The default Male Beast from ''[[PhantasyStarUniverse Phantasy Star Portable 2]]'' (who also appears in the intro) is a good example of this, although the player usually changes the character to look however they prefer.

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* The default Male Beast from ''[[PhantasyStarUniverse ''[[VideoGame/PhantasyStarUniverse Phantasy Star Portable 2]]'' (who also appears in the intro) is a good example of this, although the player usually changes the character to look however they prefer.
1st Mar '17 2:25:14 PM DrPsyche
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* Manga/FlyingWitch: Makoto's sister Akane has tanned skin and pale blonde (almost white) hair. When she visits the main characters a few of her neighbors even ask if she's Japanese. With her travels around in the dessert the sun may have just given her a tan and bleached her hair.

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* Manga/FlyingWitch: ''Manga/FlyingWitch'': Makoto's sister Akane has tanned skin and pale blonde (almost white) hair. When she visits the main characters a few of her neighbors even ask if she's Japanese. With her travels around in the dessert the sun may have just given her a tan and bleached her hair.
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