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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]].
29th May '16 6:59:36 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''{{Naruto}}'': The Fourth Hokage being Naruto's father was guessed by GenreSavvy readers from the moment he first appeared, mostly due to their similar hair and facial structures.

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* ''{{Naruto}}'': ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
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The Fourth Hokage being Naruto's father was guessed by GenreSavvy readers from the moment he first appeared, appeared (in the ''first chapter''), mostly due to their similar hair and facial structures.



* In the episode of the ''Manga/FairyTail'' anime where Mystogan is unmasked, it blatantly shows tufts of blue hair, a shade which is shared only by Jellal. It then goes a step further by showing he has the exact same tattoo as Jellal around his right eye. This came as a huge frustration to fans of the manga, especially the latter hint, which wasn't even given in the manga, making TheReveal much more surprising.

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* ''Manga/FairyTail'':
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In the episode of the ''Manga/FairyTail'' anime where Mystogan is unmasked, it blatantly shows tufts of blue hair, a shade which is shared only by Jellal. It then goes a step further by showing he has the exact same tattoo as Jellal around his right eye. This came as a huge frustration to fans of the manga, especially the latter hint, which wasn't even given in the manga, making TheReveal much more surprising.



* 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]].



* Used in the ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' series occasionally. A notable example that actually plays with this trope appears in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Radiant Dawn]]'', where the character Pelleas has blue hair and eyes while his mother Almedha has green hair and red eyes (which is an example of the trope in itself for anyone who's played ''Path of Radiance'') and his father, Ashnard, the deceased king of Daein, has blue hair and black eyes. However, while Ashnard is cruel and ambitious and Almedha is cunning and secretive, Pelleas doesn't share any of these characteristics, instead being just a naive, well-meaning young man. To the shock of everyone involved (but not any player with the least bit of GenreSavvy that has picked up on these cues), Pelleas turns out to be completely unrelated to the pair; an orphan Almedha started believing was her son out of grief of having lost her real one. Their real son is still alive, incidentally, and has black hair, red eyes, his father's pale skin, and many visual similarities to his mother.

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* Used in the ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' 'Franchise/FireEmblem'' series occasionally. occasionally:
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A notable example that actually plays with this trope appears in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Radiant Dawn]]'', where the character Pelleas has blue hair and eyes while his mother Almedha has green hair and red eyes (which is an example of the trope in itself for anyone who's played ''Path of Radiance'') and his father, Ashnard, the deceased king of Daein, has blue hair and black eyes. However, while Ashnard is cruel and ambitious and Almedha is cunning and secretive, Pelleas doesn't share any of these characteristics, instead being just a naive, well-meaning young man. To the shock of everyone involved (but not any player with the least bit of GenreSavvy that has picked up on these cues), Pelleas turns out to be completely unrelated to the pair; an orphan Almedha started believing was her son out of grief of having lost her real one. Their real son is still alive, incidentally, and has black hair, red eyes, his father's pale skin, and many visual similarities to his mother.



* There are few characters in ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' with blue hair. It comes out as little surprise that Craig is related to Stormer. Despite this his girlfriend Aja thinks he's ''married'' to Stormer when he introduces her as "Mary Phillips" in a future episode.

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* There are few characters in ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' with blue hair. It comes out as little surprise that Craig is related to Stormer. Despite this his girlfriend Aja thinks [[RelativeError thinks]] he's ''married'' to Stormer when he introduces her as "Mary Phillips" in a future episode.
19th May '16 12:00:35 PM kazokuhouou
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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' is much the same, with the exception of Shigure, all the children inherit the hair color of their parent's spouse.
8th Mar '16 3:30:01 AM jormis29
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* In ''Anime/SailorMoon'', there's some mystery regarding the strange princess from the Moon Kingdom. It's eventually revealed to be Usagi...after several earlier episodes had shown Tuxedo Mask having dreams about a woman in a princess dress and the exact same odango hairstyle as Usagi.

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* In ''Anime/SailorMoon'', there's some mystery regarding the strange princess from the Moon Kingdom. It's eventually revealed to be Usagi...after several earlier episodes had shown Tuxedo Mask having dreams about a woman in a princess dress and the exact same odango hairstyle {{odango hair}}style as Usagi.
6th Mar '16 6:40:22 PM fearlessnikki
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* In ''Anime/SailorMoon'', there's some mystery regarding the strange princess from the Moon Kingdom. It's eventually revealed to be Usagi...after several earlier episodes had shown Tuxedo Mask having dreams about a woman in a princess dress and the exact same odango hairstyle as Usagi.


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* Producers of ''Series/AgentCarter'' tried to avert this. Bridget Regan plays a proto-Black Widow type assassin. She's a natural redhead but producers had her dye the hair blonde to try and hide the twist (and to avoid the implication that all Black Widows are redheads).
* In the miniseries ''Series/TinMan'' Azkadelia being DG's sister is guessed ahead of time if one notes that the two of them are the only female characters with long dark hair in the OZ.
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