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29th Nov '16 12:16:28 PM R.G.
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* Cliff, one of the two judges from a certain reality talent show in ''WesternAnimation/WorldOfWinx'', is a blond guy
with a light tan.

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* Cliff, one of the two judges from a certain reality talent show in ''WesternAnimation/WorldOfWinx'', is a blond guy
guy with a light tan.
29th Nov '16 12:15:57 PM R.G.
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* Cliff, one of the two judges from a certain reality talent show in ''WesternAnimation/WorldOfWinx'' is a blond guy with a light tan.

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* Cliff, one of the two judges from a certain reality talent show in ''WesternAnimation/WorldOfWinx'' ''WesternAnimation/WorldOfWinx'', is a blond guy guy
with a light tan.
28th Nov '16 7:26:21 PM R.G.
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* Cliff, one of the two judges from a certain reality talent show in ''WesternAnimation/WorldOfWinx'' is a blond guy with a light tan.
27th Nov '16 4:51:05 AM FoxBluereaver
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* Ikumi Mito, AKA "Nikumi" from ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'' has short blond hair and stands out from the rest of the regular female characters as the only one with a darker skin tone. Flashbacks that show her as a child seem to imply it's natural for her.
25th Nov '16 12:55:13 PM Eievie
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Cousin of the DarkSkinnedRedhead, opposite of RavenHairIvorySkin and the EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette. If the series is matching HairColors to personalities, the DSB is often a DumbBlonde if female (whereas the DSR is often hotheaded). The trope may have some relation to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganguro Ganguro]] fashion trend that took over Japan for part of TheNineties, consisting of bleached hair and an artificial tan. There are also many DSB males, though there aren't really any discernible stereotypes associated with them in Japanese works, except that bleached hair is often seen as a sign of delinquency.

The addition of a DSB in the cast often adds a foreign flavor to the show, and it is not uncommon for the DSB to be of [[AmbiguouslyBrown uncertain or dubious origin]]. This appearance is also sometimes used for fantasy races or ethnic groups with no real-life equivalent. The fact that very few people in real life have this natural combination of hair and skin helps to create this impression, with the exception of surfers or others who spend lots of time in the sun, as the sun bleaches hair and darkens tans, sometimes to extreme degrees. It's also common for a DSB to be of {{mixed|Ancestry}} [[ButNotTooForeign heritage]]--see [[http://mulattoesonly.tumblr.com/ here]] for some RealLife examples--and have their appearance {{handwave}}d through this, but more often than not, it just goes unexplained; light hair on dark characters is simply easier to draw and frames the face very well.

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Cousin of the DarkSkinnedRedhead, opposite of RavenHairIvorySkin and the EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette. If the series is matching HairColors to personalities, the DSB Dark-Skinned Blond is often a DumbBlonde if female (whereas the DSR DarkSkinnedRedhead is often hotheaded). The trope may have some relation to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganguro Ganguro]] fashion trend that took over Japan for part of TheNineties, consisting of bleached hair and an artificial tan. There are also many DSB Dark-Skinned Blond males, though there aren't really any discernible stereotypes associated with them in Japanese works, except that bleached hair is often seen as a sign of delinquency.

The addition of a DSB Dark-Skinned Blond in the cast often adds a foreign flavor to the show, and it is not uncommon for the DSB Dark-Skinned Blond to be of [[AmbiguouslyBrown uncertain or dubious origin]]. This appearance is also sometimes used for fantasy races or ethnic groups with no real-life equivalent. The fact that very few people in real life have this natural combination of hair and skin helps to create this impression, with the exception of surfers or others who spend lots of time in the sun, as the sun bleaches hair and darkens tans, sometimes to extreme degrees. It's also common for a DSB Dark-Skinned Blond to be of {{mixed|Ancestry}} [[ButNotTooForeign heritage]]--see [[http://mulattoesonly.tumblr.com/ here]] for some RealLife examples--and have their appearance {{handwave}}d through this, but more often than not, it just goes unexplained; light hair on dark characters is simply easier to draw and frames the face very well.



Much in the same way that blonde hair and blue eyes have become the PhenotypeStereotype for Caucasian people, DSB 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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Much in the same way that blonde hair and blue eyes have become the PhenotypeStereotype for Caucasian people, DSB Dark-Skinned Blond is becoming - perhaps becoming--perhaps over more realistic choices - common 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.



* Athena Glory from ''Manga/{{Aria}}'' is one of these, despite the fact that she has purple hair - she's a bit of a GeniusDitz, part {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, and very much in line with the trope otherwise.

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* Athena Glory from ''Manga/{{Aria}}'' is one of these, despite the fact that she has purple hair - she's hair--she's a bit of a GeniusDitz, part {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, and very much in line with the trope otherwise.



* The title character of ''Anime/{{Canaan}}'' is from the Middle East, has darker skin than the primarily Asian cast, and has white-blond hair. [[spoiler:Like the Archer example, this is not natural - she was exposed to the UA virus and one of the side-effects was how her originally dark hair turned white.]]

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* The title character of ''Anime/{{Canaan}}'' is from the Middle East, has darker skin than the primarily Asian cast, and has white-blond hair. [[spoiler:Like the Archer example, this is not natural - she natural--she was exposed to the UA virus and one of the side-effects was how her originally dark hair turned white.]]



* [[{{Bifauxnen}} Kaname Kenjo]] from ''LightNovel/StrawberryPanic'' -- but only in the the manga and light novels. In the anime, she's an EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette with a completely different overall appearance...[[DependingOnTheWriter and characterization, and role in the story]].

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* [[{{Bifauxnen}} Kaname Kenjo]] from ''LightNovel/StrawberryPanic'' -- but ''LightNovel/StrawberryPanic''--but only in the the manga and light novels. In the anime, she's an EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette with a completely different overall appearance...[[DependingOnTheWriter and characterization, and role in the story]].



* ''ComicBook/TheDemonMages'': Ari the Gorgon is blond with bronzed skin -- and, for some reason, a Southern Belle's accent.

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* ''ComicBook/TheDemonMages'': Ari the Gorgon is blond with bronzed skin -- and, skin--and, for some reason, a Southern Belle's accent.



* Frostbite of ''[=DV8=]'' is a black man with blond hair -- naturally. His hair turned blond when he became Gen-Active. Even his beard is blond; he basically looks like black Hulk Hogan. The ''Gods and Monsters'' miniseries has him with very short black hair, without in-story explanation.

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* Frostbite of ''[=DV8=]'' is a black man with blond hair -- naturally.hair--naturally. His hair turned blond when he became Gen-Active. Even his beard is blond; he basically looks like black Hulk Hogan. The ''Gods and Monsters'' miniseries has him with very short black hair, without in-story explanation.



%%* Annabeth Chase from ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' (and the SequelSeries ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'') is described as a "California girl" with blond hair and a tan. But she's by no means your typical ValleyGirl -- after all, her mother is the goddess of wisdom.



* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' - Music/BrunoMars wears a blond wig to play a Pandora intern named Devin.

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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' - ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'': Music/BrunoMars wears a blond wig to play a Pandora intern named Devin.



* ''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.

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* ''Series/{{Delocated}}'' - ''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 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.



* Nearly happened to Eva Marie. The office wanted her to bleach her dark brown hair to platinum blonde - because she resembled the Wrestling/BellaTwins too much. Eva balked at this idea and became a DarkSkinnedRedhead instead.

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* Nearly happened to Eva Marie. The office wanted her to bleach her dark brown hair to platinum blonde - because blonde--because she resembled the Wrestling/BellaTwins too much. Eva balked at this idea and became a DarkSkinnedRedhead instead.



* Wrestling/{{Carmella}} started out with two-toned hair - brown mixed with blonde - before becoming completely blonde. She also performs in {{Brownface}} to portray an Italian-American {{Joisey}} type. Since she was introduced as a hairdresser-turned-wrestler, the character probably just likes tanning.

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* Wrestling/{{Carmella}} started out with two-toned hair - brown hair--brown mixed with blonde - before blond--before becoming completely blonde. She also performs in {{Brownface}} to portray an Italian-American {{Joisey}} type. Since she was introduced as a hairdresser-turned-wrestler, the character probably just likes tanning.



* 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 DSB 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 of [[ProperLady Manaril]], [[TheWisePrince Shams]], [[KnightInShiningArmor Asad]], and sundry supported characters between the DSB 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'']].



* Raven from ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'', which shouldn't be strange since he's [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed based on Wesley Snipes]] - more exactly, his character from ''Film/DemolitionMan'' (see above).

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* Raven from ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'', which shouldn't be strange since he's [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed based on Wesley Snipes]] - more Snipes]]--more exactly, his character from ''Film/DemolitionMan'' (see above).



* Girii in ''Webcomic/GenocideMan'' is a DoubleSubversion: a blonde Inuit who [[http://www.genocideman.com/?p=58 jokes]] about the "ancient tribal secret" called ''Peroxide'', but [[http://www.genocideman.com/?p=70 turns out]] to be a natural blonde who dyes her roots dark to [[DyeOrDie hide]] the fact that her family was genetically engineered -- a capital crime in the setting.

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* Girii in ''Webcomic/GenocideMan'' is a DoubleSubversion: a blonde Inuit who [[http://www.genocideman.com/?p=58 jokes]] about the "ancient tribal secret" called ''Peroxide'', but [[http://www.genocideman.com/?p=70 turns out]] to be a natural blonde who dyes her roots dark to [[DyeOrDie hide]] the fact that her family was genetically engineered -- a engineered--a capital crime in the setting.
22nd Nov '16 3:30:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* Koshio Karako, self-proclaimed ProperLady of ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland''. It's safe to say her assessment is [[{{Badass}} largely]] [[ActionGirl inaccurate]].

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* Koshio Karako, self-proclaimed ProperLady of ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland''. It's safe to say her assessment is [[{{Badass}} largely]] [[ActionGirl largely inaccurate]].
18th Nov '16 4:37:50 PM fearlessnikki
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* Storm from the ''Film/XMen'' movies, although she's more like dark skinned girl with MysticalWhiteHair.

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* 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]].



* ''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.

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* ''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. \n** 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.


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* Wrestling/AliciaFox is black and fond of changing her hair a lot. She has gone through periods where her hair will be blonde or at least highlighted.
* Liv Morgan is a very tanned girl with platinum blonde hair.


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* Brianna from the spin-off ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' is a black girl with dark blonde hair.
6th Nov '16 3:29:08 PM intastiel
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* Timothy, one of the recurring original characters from the ''Manga/{Hellsing}}''-based ''Webcomic/AndShineHeavenNow''. (WordOfGod says he's Turkish.)

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* Timothy, one of the recurring original characters from the ''Manga/{Hellsing}}''-based ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}''-based ''Webcomic/AndShineHeavenNow''. (WordOfGod says he's Turkish.)
6th Nov '16 3:28:05 PM intastiel
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* Girii in ''Webcomic/GenocideMan'' is a blonde eskimo, when first introduced she claims it's peroxide but Jacob quickly figures out she's genetically engineered, as are many others in her tribe.

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* Girii in ''Webcomic/GenocideMan'' is a DoubleSubversion: a blonde eskimo, when first introduced she claims it's peroxide Inuit who [[http://www.genocideman.com/?p=58 jokes]] about the "ancient tribal secret" called ''Peroxide'', but Jacob quickly figures out she's [[http://www.genocideman.com/?p=70 turns out]] to be a natural blonde who dyes her roots dark to [[DyeOrDie hide]] the fact that her family was genetically engineered, as are many others engineered -- a capital crime in her tribe.the setting.



* ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons:'' GodEmpress Mottom sometimes chooses to appear as one of these. [[http://killsixbilliondemons.com/comic/wielder-of-names-4-80/ Here]], for example.

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* ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons:'' ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'': In her youth, the GodEmpress Mottom sometimes chooses to appear was one, and was renowned as one of these. the WorldsMostBeautifulWoman. On some occasions she puts her youthful appearance [[http://killsixbilliondemons.com/comic/wielder-of-names-4-80/ Here]], for example.back on]].
22nd Oct '16 9:45:10 AM dmeagher13
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The addition of a DSB in the cast often adds a foreign flavor to the show, and it is not uncommon for the DSB to be of uncertain or dubious origin. This appearance is also sometimes used for fantasy races or ethnic groups with no real-life equivalent. The fact that very few people in real life have this natural combination of hair and skin helps to create this impression, with the exception of surfers or others who spend lots of time in the sun, as the sun bleaches hair and darkens tans, sometimes to extreme degrees. It's also common for a DSB to be of {{mixed|Ancestry}} [[ButNotTooForeign heritage]]--see [[http://mulattoesonly.tumblr.com/ here]] for some RealLife examples--and have their appearance {{handwave}}d through this, but more often than not, it just goes unexplained; light hair on dark characters is simply easier to draw and frames the face very well.

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The addition of a DSB in the cast often adds a foreign flavor to the show, and it is not uncommon for the DSB to be of [[AmbiguouslyBrown uncertain or dubious origin.origin]]. This appearance is also sometimes used for fantasy races or ethnic groups with no real-life equivalent. The fact that very few people in real life have this natural combination of hair and skin helps to create this impression, with the exception of surfers or others who spend lots of time in the sun, as the sun bleaches hair and darkens tans, sometimes to extreme degrees. It's also common for a DSB to be of {{mixed|Ancestry}} [[ButNotTooForeign heritage]]--see [[http://mulattoesonly.tumblr.com/ here]] for some RealLife examples--and have their appearance {{handwave}}d through this, but more often than not, it just goes unexplained; light hair on dark characters is simply easier to draw and frames the face very well.
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