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17th Mar '17 1:41:51 PM Gosicrystal
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A HairColorSpoiler is a plot twist that is spoiled by bizarre and improbable hair styles often seen in anime. In its most common form, a character is introduced who is related to an existing character. The writers might start dropping hints right away about their relationship, but it doesn't matter -- you already noticed that only those two characters have that exact shade of blue hair, because YouGottaHaveBlueHair.

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A HairColorSpoiler Hair Color Spoiler is a plot twist that is spoiled by bizarre and improbable hair styles often seen in anime. In its most common form, a character is introduced who is related to an existing character. The writers might start dropping hints right away about their relationship, but it doesn't matter -- you already noticed that only those two characters have that exact shade of blue hair, because YouGottaHaveBlueHair.
30th Jan '17 2:40:28 PM Yuihime
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*** There's an entire ''subplot'' about people noticing that Amiti [[StrongFamilyResemblance kinda looks like]] that one ''other'' [[PaperThinDisguise plot-important bishounen with cyan-blue hair]], and [[WeWouldHaveToldYouBut worrying about whether to point that out to him]].
29th Jan '17 4:41:55 PM ais523
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* In ''VideoGame/AdvanceWars'': Days of Ruin, there are some fairly important connections between some of the characters that aren't immediately disclosed – unless, that is, you pay attention to who has whitish-blue hair. [[spoiler:That said, simply realising that the characters in question are members of the same family doesn't tell the whole story; there's more than one way to be genetically related to someone in a series with cloning technology…]]
9th Jan '17 9:34:01 PM animenutcase
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* Used in the 'Franchise/FireEmblem'' series occasionally:

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* Used in the 'Franchise/FireEmblem'' ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' series occasionally:occasionally:
** When you first meet Julia in the second generation of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Genealogy of the Holy War]], her white hair is a big clue that she's related to either Deirdre or the Freege family. Given the context, it's unlikely to the be the latter, and once you open up her Holy Blood screen, it's very clear that she's Deirdre's daughter with Arvis.
10th Oct '16 10:31:38 PM Destreux
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', which house a person belongs to can often be determined simply by their appearance. This becomes a huge plot point in the first book, when Ned realizes that all King Robert's children are blonde, like the Lannister family on their mother's side, as opposed to having the dark hair associated with House Baratheon. He checks the lienage archives and goes to inspect all of Robert's illegitimate children (there are ''tons''), and not a single one is fair-haired. It's crucial to Ned realizing that the King's children are the product of an affair Queen Cersei had with her twin brother Jamie and that one of Ned's close friends Jon Arryn had also discovered this (though despite initial evidence the Lannisters were actually ''[[NotMeThisTime not]]'' the ones behind Arryn's death).

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', which house a person belongs to can often be determined simply by their appearance. This becomes a huge plot point in the first book, when Ned realizes that all King Robert's children are blonde, like the Lannister family on their mother's side, as opposed to having the dark hair associated with House Baratheon. He checks the lienage archives and goes to inspect all of Robert's illegitimate children (there are ''tons''), and not a single one is fair-haired. It's crucial to Ned realizing that the King's children are the product of an [[BrotherSisterIncest affair Queen Cersei had with her twin brother Jamie Jamie]] and that one of Ned's close friends Jon Arryn had also discovered this (though despite initial evidence the Lannisters were actually ''[[NotMeThisTime not]]'' the ones behind Arryn's death).
1st Oct '16 2:01:29 PM pinkdalek
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* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
**Ends up being a RedHerring in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', where Sephiroth and Aeris's similar hairstyles end up being of no relevance. This was intended to foreshadow a twist where Sephiroth and Aeris turned out to be half-siblings, but this was lost when the plot was changed to incorporate Jenova.
** Some have noted half-jokingly that the pairings in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' match up characters based on their hair colour. This gives away that Quistis is a RomanticFalseLead.
8th Jul '16 12:05:37 PM Willbyr
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* In ''SaintSeiya'', people inhabited by a god have hair colors not found in nature. Andromeda Shun has green hair, though this is never remarked upon by anyone. Come the Hades plot arc....

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* In ''SaintSeiya'', ''Manga/SaintSeiya'', people inhabited by a god have hair colors not found in nature. Andromeda Shun has green hair, though this is never remarked upon by anyone. Come the Hades plot arc....



* ''BlackButler'': Combined with eye colors for [[OurAngelsAreDifferent the angels]]. Angela and Ash are the only character to have white hair and PurpleEyes (though Angela's hair is [[TrueBlueFemininity blueish]]). Turns out [[GenderBender they're]] [[{{Hermaphrodite}} the same]] [[VoluntaryShapeshifting being]].

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* ''BlackButler'': ''Manga/BlackButler'': Combined with eye colors for [[OurAngelsAreDifferent the angels]]. Angela and Ash are the only character to have white hair and PurpleEyes (though Angela's hair is [[TrueBlueFemininity blueish]]). Turns out [[GenderBender they're]] [[{{Hermaphrodite}} the same]] [[VoluntaryShapeshifting being]].



* In ''MaiHime'' the fact that Reito and Mikoto are brother and sister is pretty easy to guess since they have the exact same hair and eye colors, but it takes close to the entire series for a proper [[TheReveal reveal]].

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* In ''MaiHime'' ''Anime/MaiHime'' the fact that Reito and Mikoto are brother and sister is pretty easy to guess since they have the exact same hair and eye colors, but it takes close to the entire series for a proper [[TheReveal reveal]].
5th Jul '16 2:28:14 AM ThenWhyNot
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** This is Anime only, as in the Manga, both Shun and Saori are brunettes. Also, many of the Anime [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue haired]] characters are originally blonde, which includes Julian Solo. Considering how many non-god unnatural hair colors there are in the Anime, it's hardly a spoiler for anybody.
11th Jun '16 8:43:55 AM Pichu-kun
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* Ririka from ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS'' has bright blond hair despite all of her family members, and almost all of her peers, having brown or black hair. This seems like a typical case of the protagonist having [[ImplausibleHairColor abnormal hair]] to distinguish them as important, however her hair color is [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold more than symbolic]]. Ririka is [[spoiler:the reincarnation of the original Nurse Angel, who was also blonde, and is actually the Flower of Life she had been looking for the entire series]].

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* Ririka from ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS'' has bright blond hair despite all of her family members, and almost all of her peers, having brown or black hair. This seems like a typical case of the protagonist having [[ImplausibleHairColor abnormal hair]] to distinguish them as important, however her hair color is [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold more than symbolic]]. Ririka is [[spoiler:the the reincarnation of the original Nurse Angel, who was also blonde, and is actually the Flower of Life she had been looking for the entire series]].series.
29th May '16 7:04:35 PM Pichu-kun
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* Ririka from ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS'' has bright blond hair despite all of her family members, and almost all of her peers, having brown or black hair. This seems like a typical case of the protagonist having [[ImplauibleHairColor abnormal hair]] to distinguish them as important, however her hair color is [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold more than symbolic]]. Ririka is [[spoiler:the reincarnation of the original Nurse Angel, who was also blonde, and is actually the Flower of Life she had been looking for the entire series]].

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* Ririka from ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS'' has bright blond hair despite all of her family members, and almost all of her peers, having brown or black hair. This seems like a typical case of the protagonist having [[ImplauibleHairColor [[ImplausibleHairColor abnormal hair]] to distinguish them as important, however her hair color is [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold more than symbolic]]. Ririka is [[spoiler:the reincarnation of the original Nurse Angel, who was also blonde, and is actually the Flower of Life she had been looking for the entire series]].
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