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* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'' when the Commander [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/i-drew-this-in-two-and-a-half-hours describes himself]] as AmbiguouslyBrown and "clashy Malibu platinum-blond". Since he's a [[ArtificialHuman vat-grown]] SuperSoldier from a future where the military runs on RuleOfCool, it was probably an InvokedTrope.
--> '''Super Macho Man:''' You know ''some'' of us have to work really hard to look this [=SoCal=]...
27th Oct '17 8:31:36 PM Actua11y
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The trope also shows up with some frequency in Western works (either animated or live action), where it will either take the form of a very tan-skinned blond or a non light skinned person with bleached hair. These characters will often play the role of either TheDitz (often a ValleyGirl) or the JerkJock; in fact, the "arrogant, tanned, blond villain" has been a stock character in ProfessionalWrestling almost from its inception (see below). More benign examples may appear as {{Surfer Dude}}s, since you can easily acquire a tan from extended exposure to the sun on the beach.

Much in the same way that blonde hair and blue eyes have become the PhenotypeStereotype for Caucasian people, Dark-Skinned Blond is becoming--perhaps over more realistic choices--common for characters who are supposed to be of Indian or Indonesian descent. Blond hair and dark skin ''does'' occur frequently among children in the Aboriginal people of Australia and elsewhere in the South Pacific, [[http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2012/05/case-closed-blonde-melanesians-understood/ due to a genetic mutation which arose independently from the one which causes blond hair in people of European descent]], but it usually darkens with age--see [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vanuatu_blonde.jpg here]] for a RealLife example.

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The trope also shows up with some frequency in Western works (either animated or live action), where it will either take the form of a very tan-skinned blond or a non light skinned person with bleached hair. These characters will often play the role of either TheDitz (often a ValleyGirl) or the JerkJock; in fact, the "arrogant, tanned, blond villain" has been a stock character in ProfessionalWrestling almost from its inception (see below). More benign examples may appear as {{Surfer Dude}}s, Dude}}s since you can easily acquire a tan from extended exposure to the sun on the beach.

Much in the same way that blonde hair and blue eyes have become the PhenotypeStereotype for Caucasian people, Dark-Skinned Blond is becoming--perhaps over more realistic choices--common for characters who are supposed to be of Indian or Indonesian descent. Blond hair and dark skin ''does'' occur frequently among children in the Aboriginal people of Australia and elsewhere in the South Pacific, [[http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2012/05/case-closed-blonde-melanesians-understood/ due to a genetic mutation which arose independently from the one which causes blond hair in people of European descent]], but it usually darkens with age--see [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vanuatu_blonde.jpg here]] for a RealLife example.
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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 series, Miashei and Guin are more straight examples.



** This is probably the main reason she speaks Spanish in the English dub; her tan complexion suggest Latin heritage to a Western audience.

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** This is probably the main reason she speaks Spanish in the English dub; her tan complexion suggest suggests Latin heritage to a Western audience.



* Akio Ohtori from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' is a dark-skinned man with light lavender hair. His actual ethnicity is unknown, although he certainly fits in the definition of foreigner, in the truest sense of the word.

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* Akio Ohtori from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' is a dark-skinned man with light lavender hair. His actual ethnicity is unknown, although he certainly fits in the definition of foreigner, in the truest sense of the word.



** Seiya's old rival Cassius is a VERY brutal, blood thirtsy version of this trope. [[spoiler:But when he dies in a ''[[TearJerker very]]'' {{t|earJerker}}ragic HeroicSacrifice, he gets ''huge'' AlasPoorVillain vibes.]]
** Leo Aiolia and his deceased [[BigBrotherMentor brother and idol]] Sagittarius Aioros count as well, thought their hair is a bit darker than the standard.

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** Seiya's old rival Cassius is a VERY brutal, blood thirtsy thirsty version of this trope. [[spoiler:But when he dies in a ''[[TearJerker very]]'' {{t|earJerker}}ragic HeroicSacrifice, he gets ''huge'' AlasPoorVillain vibes.]]
** Leo Aiolia and his deceased [[BigBrotherMentor brother and idol]] Sagittarius Aioros count as well, thought though their hair is a bit darker than the standard.



* Silver-haired Iktidar from ''VideoGame/HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe'' falls under this trope, since he is usually depicted as having noticeably darker skin than the rest of the Oni (all of whom are supposed to have blond/fair hair), and in some illustrations, his hair is shown as ''white'', further emphasizing the contrast. The Oni Clan ''are'' foreigners, technically speaking, and sport a combination of [[PhenotypeStereotype typical blond-haired-blue-eyed "gaijin" appearance]] and ThemeNaming of arabic/persian origins.

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* Silver-haired Iktidar from ''VideoGame/HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe'' falls under this trope, since he is usually depicted as having noticeably darker skin than the rest of the Oni (all of whom are supposed to have blond/fair hair), and in some illustrations, his hair is shown as ''white'', further emphasizing the contrast. The Oni Clan ''are'' foreigners, technically speaking, and sport a combination of [[PhenotypeStereotype typical blond-haired-blue-eyed "gaijin" appearance]] and ThemeNaming of arabic/persian Arabic/Persian origins.



* [[http://ja.gram.pl/upl/blogi/98610/img_wpisy/2011_50/Yureka15326.jpg Phuan]] from ''Manhwa/{{Yureka}}'' definitely fits, though rather than being ditzy, she is hot blooded and violent to the point of giving off some feral vibes (in RealLife, she settles for being a deinquent).

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* [[http://ja.gram.pl/upl/blogi/98610/img_wpisy/2011_50/Yureka15326.jpg Phuan]] from ''Manhwa/{{Yureka}}'' definitely fits, though rather than being ditzy, she is hot blooded and violent to the point of giving off some feral vibes (in RealLife, she settles for being a deinquent).delinquent).



* ''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'': 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 desert the sun may have just given her a tan and bleached her hair.



** Mexican-American Raya from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' had bright pink hair. In the comic reboot she starts off [[AdaptationalVillainy Stinger]] only to later join Jem and the Holograms. Like the rest of her original band, Raya has blonde hair.

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** Mexican-American Raya from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' had bright pink hair. In the comic reboot reboot, she starts off [[AdaptationalVillainy Stinger]] only to later join Jem and the Holograms. Like the rest of her original band, Raya has blonde hair.



* Storm from the ''Film/XMen'' movies, although she's more like dark skinned girl with MysticalWhiteHair. ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' shows that she's naturally dark-haired but Apocalypse empowering her [[PowerDyesYourHair turns it white]].

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* Storm from the ''Film/XMen'' movies, although she's more like a dark skinned girl with MysticalWhiteHair. ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' shows that she's naturally dark-haired but Apocalypse empowering her [[PowerDyesYourHair turns it white]].



* 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.

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* In the ''Literature/{{ColSec Trilogy}}'', Samella Connel's complexion is described as "tanned". But shortly afterwards, afterward, she's revealed to have spent the past three years of her life indentured to an electronics firm - hardly an environment conducive to suntanning.



* Cadence Drake in Holly Lisle's ''Hunting the Corrigan's Blood'', due to her mother's gene splicing as political statement.
* Shelena, the protagonist of ''Literature/LoyalEnemies'' has pale, blond hair and swarthy skin. This isn't remarked upon by anybody at all, though swarthy skin is noted to be trait of people from [[CrypticBackgroundReference the islands]]. She is, however, a werewolf, so it may be due to her not actually being human.
* 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.

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* Cadence Drake in Holly Lisle's ''Hunting the Corrigan's Blood'', due to her mother's gene splicing as a political statement.
* Shelena, the protagonist of ''Literature/LoyalEnemies'' has pale, blond hair and swarthy skin. This isn't remarked upon by anybody at all, though swarthy skin is noted to be a trait of people from [[CrypticBackgroundReference the islands]]. She is, however, a werewolf, so it may be due to her not actually being human.
* Telemakos, main character of Elizabeth E. Wein's [[Literature/TheLionHunters Mark of Solomon]] books, because of 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.



* Wrestling/SashaBanks initially had this look when she debuted in NXT. After a couple of years she opted to become a DarkSkinnedRedhead instead.
* {{Wrestling/Cameron}} is half black and half Asian, with natural jet black hair. However midway through 2013 she added blonde tips and eventually went completely blonde. According to her this was to distinguish herself from her fellow Funkadactyl {{Wrestling/Naomi}} who kept her hair black.

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* Wrestling/SashaBanks initially had this look when she debuted in NXT. After a couple of years years, she opted to become a DarkSkinnedRedhead instead.
* {{Wrestling/Cameron}} is half black and half Asian, with natural jet black hair. However midway through 2013 she added blonde tips and eventually went completely blonde. According to her her, this was to distinguish herself from her fellow Funkadactyl {{Wrestling/Naomi}} who kept her hair black.



** Tidus, although he might just be incredibly tanned, also his hair is dyed. Flashbacks show him with brown hair as a child and his roots show slighty during the game itself.

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** Tidus, although he might just be incredibly tanned, also his hair is dyed. Flashbacks show him with brown hair as a child and his roots show slighty slightly during the game itself.



* Liquid Snake of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' isn't noticeably dark-skinned in the game itself, but official artwork shows both him and Fortune (of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'') looking like this. Liquid's colouring is enhanced by spending about ten years in the Middle East being bleached and tanned by the sun (his brother is paler due to living in Alaska); Fortune is your everyday [[ButNotTooBlack naturally-blonde-and-blue-eyed black woman]]. Strangely enough she seems to inherit this trait from her father, who is also a black man with (barely noticeable) blonde hair. Drebin in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' is also black with blonde hair.

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* Liquid Snake of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' isn't noticeably dark-skinned in the game itself, but official artwork shows both him and Fortune (of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'') looking like this. Liquid's colouring is enhanced by spending about ten years in the Middle East being bleached and tanned by the sun (his brother is paler due to living in Alaska); Fortune is your everyday [[ButNotTooBlack naturally-blonde-and-blue-eyed black woman]]. Strangely enough enough, she seems to inherit this trait from her father, who is also a black man with (barely noticeable) blonde hair. Drebin in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' is also black with blonde hair.



* There's an ''entire culture'' of characters with dark skin and fair hair in ''SuikodenTierkreis'': the Magedom of Janam. Plotting the personalities and apperances of [[ProperLady Manaril]], [[TheWisePrince Shams]], [[KnightInShiningArmor Asad]], and sundry supported characters between the Dark-Skinned Blond and the DarkSkinnedRedhead is an exercise left to the reader, but the end result is undeniable: Janam and its swarthy, light-haired natives seem downright [[IncrediblyLamePun ''otherworldly'']].

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* There's an ''entire culture'' of characters with dark skin and fair hair in ''SuikodenTierkreis'': the Magedom of Janam. Plotting the personalities and apperances appearances of [[ProperLady Manaril]], [[TheWisePrince Shams]], [[KnightInShiningArmor Asad]], and sundry supported characters between the Dark-Skinned Blond and the DarkSkinnedRedhead is an exercise left to the reader, but the end result is undeniable: Janam and its swarthy, light-haired natives seem downright [[IncrediblyLamePun ''otherworldly'']].



** Also, you cane make your own dark skinned blondes from scratch.

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** Also, you cane can make your own dark skinned blondes from scratch.



* ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'': In her youth, the GodEmpress Mottom was one, and was renowned as the WorldsMostBeautifulWoman. On some occasions she puts her youthful appearance [[http://killsixbilliondemons.com/comic/wielder-of-names-4-80/ back on]].

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* ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'': In her youth, the GodEmpress Mottom was one, and was renowned as the WorldsMostBeautifulWoman. On some occasions occasions, she puts her youthful appearance [[http://killsixbilliondemons.com/comic/wielder-of-names-4-80/ back on]].



* Though it's hard to tell from the generally monochrome art in the comic, in other art of her, Cassandra from ''Webcomic/VariousHappenings'' is shown to fit this trope physically. Her personality, however, could be generally described as 'grumpy'.

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* Though it's hard to tell from the generally monochrome art in the comic, in other art of her, her's, Cassandra from ''Webcomic/VariousHappenings'' is shown to fit this trope physically. Her personality, however, could be generally described as 'grumpy'.
23rd Oct '17 10:30:08 PM OrangenChan
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** This can also be invoked in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' if you pick one of the darker two skin tones and then dye their hair a light color at one of the salons.



* Damon Gant from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', Klavier Gavin from ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'', Quercus Alba and Colias Palaeno from ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth''.

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* Damon Gant from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', Kristoph and Klavier Gavin from ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'', Quercus Alba and Colias Palaeno from ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth''.
15th Oct '17 11:49:06 PM OrangenChan
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** King Alfor is also light haired and dark skinned, and Allura's mother is shown in a flashback to look almost exactly like her, down to hair and skin color.
11th Oct '17 5:41:06 PM nombretomado
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* MaggieGyllenhaal goes blonde at one point in ''{{Sherrybaby}}''.

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* MaggieGyllenhaal Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal goes blonde at one point in ''{{Sherrybaby}}''.
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* ''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms'':
** Mexican-American Raya from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' had bright pink hair. In the comic reboot she starts off [[AdaptationalVillainy Stinger]] only to later join Jem and the Holograms. Like the rest of her original band, Raya has blonde hair.
** Another Stingers member, Minx, has been given a {{Race Lift}} to be a German of South Asian descendance.
12th Sep '17 4:22:21 AM OrangenChan
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** Similarly, Benny from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Fates]]'' has dark skin and blonde hair, whereas Rinkah is dark-skinned and white haired.

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** Similarly, Benny from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Fates]]'' has dark skin and blonde hair, whereas Niles and Rinkah is are dark-skinned and white haired. haired.
*** Benny's son Ignatius also has noticeably darker skin than most of the other characters and blond hair by default (though you can give him a variety of hair colors depending on who Benny marries, [[spoiler:including Rinkah's white in ''Revelation'']].)
29th Aug '17 1:44:08 AM PaulA
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* 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.

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* The Angyar of Rokanon Rokanan are an entire race/culture of these in Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's ''Ekuman'' ''Literature/{{Hainish}}'' universe. The lower-caste Olgyior (of the same species) are pale-skinned brunettes.
27th Aug '17 12:55:07 PM nombretomado
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* Myuu from ''[[AtelierSeries Atelier Marie]]'', who has sandy white hair, blue eyes, and brown skin, plays this straight for foreign flavour.

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* Myuu from ''[[AtelierSeries Atelier Marie]]'', ''VideoGame/AtelierMarieTheAlchemistOfSalburg'', who has sandy white hair, blue eyes, and brown skin, plays this straight for foreign flavour.
14th Aug '17 7:05:13 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** Dios has this going on, too, though the reason for that should be obvious to anyone who's seen the series.

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** Dios has this going on, too, though the reason for that should be obvious to anyone who's seen the series. For those who don't: [[spoiler: he is Akio's past self, aka the [[FallenHero noble prince that he used to be]].]]



* ''[[VisualNovel/ShallWeDateNinjaShadow Shall We Date?: Ninja Shadow]]'' has Eduard, one of the loe interests. It's justified by him being Dutch rather than Japanese.

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* ''[[VisualNovel/ShallWeDateNinjaShadow Shall We Date?: Ninja Shadow]]'' has Eduard, one of the loe love interests. It's justified by him being Dutch rather than Japanese.
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