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10th Sep '17 3:33:55 PM Abodos
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* Impa from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' has been portrayed this way starting with ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', where she had white hair despite being middle-aged at the oldest, red eyes, and a fierce loyalty to Princess Zelda and the Kingdom of Hyrule. This is [[PlanetOfCopyhats extended to the entire Sheikah tribe]] in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'', where they all have MysticalWhiteHair, though their eyes tend more toward a muted maroon or mahogany instead of the crimson Impa had in previous games. The villainous [[EvilCounterpart Yiga Clan]] offshoot of the Sheikah are presumably their EvilAlbino counterparts, but we never see them underneath their masks and robes.

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* Impa from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' has been portrayed this way starting with ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', where she had white hair despite being middle-aged at the oldest, red eyes, and a fierce loyalty to Princess Zelda and the Kingdom of Hyrule. This is [[PlanetOfCopyhats extended to the entire Sheikah tribe]] in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'', where they all have MysticalWhiteHair, though their eyes tend more toward a muted maroon or mahogany instead of the vivid crimson Impa had in previous games. The villainous [[EvilCounterpart Yiga Clan]] offshoot of the Sheikah are presumably their EvilAlbino counterparts, but we never see them underneath their masks and robes.
10th Sep '17 3:33:09 PM Abodos
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* Impa from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' has been portrayed this way starting with ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', where she had white hair despite being middle-aged at the oldest, red eyes, and a fierce loyalty to Princess Zelda and the Kingdom of Hyrule. This is [[PlanetOfCopyhats extended to the entire Sheikah tribe]] in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'', where they all have MysticalWhiteHair, though their eyes tend more toward a muted maroon or mahogany instead of the crimson Impa had in previous games. The villainous [[EvilCounterpart Yiga Clan]] offshoot of the Sheikah are presumably their EvilAlbino counterparts, but we never see them underneath their masks and robes.
9th Sep '17 4:40:47 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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This trope is popular in Japan, where pale skin is considered very fashionable. In the west, [[ButNotTooWhite pale skin is usually frowned upon]] as looking [[UndeathlyPallor sickly or creepy]], making the [[EvilAlbino inverse of the trope]] more common. Heroic Albinos sometimes, but rarely, have the [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] found in some cases of albinism in humans.

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This trope is more popular in Japan, where pale skin is considered very fashionable. In the west, [[ButNotTooWhite pale skin is usually frowned upon]] as looking [[UndeathlyPallor sickly or creepy]], making the [[EvilAlbino inverse of the trope]] more common. Heroic Albinos sometimes, but rarely, have the [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] found in some cases of albinism in humans.


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* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' has Okkoto the white boar god. Despite the movie's GreyAndGrayMorality, Okkoto is certainly heroic in the sense of being a ReasonableAuthorityFigure and a courageous fighter.
25th Aug '17 9:50:40 PM konekootome
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* Caliban in ''Film/Logan'' has pale white skin and eyes and shows his caring side by taking care of the ailing and elderly Professor Xavier and assisting the deteriorating Logan. Unfortunately his albinism gives a huge weakness to sunlight, which is used to torture him by [[BigBad Pierce]]. [[spoiler: He commits a heroic sacrifice attempting to take down Pierce.]]

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* Caliban in ''Film/Logan'' ''Film/{{Logan}}'' has pale white skin and eyes and shows his caring side by taking care of the ailing and elderly Professor Xavier and assisting the deteriorating Logan. Unfortunately his albinism gives a huge weakness to sunlight, which is used to torture him by [[BigBad Pierce]]. [[spoiler: He commits a heroic sacrifice attempting to take down Pierce.]]
25th Aug '17 9:48:40 PM konekootome
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* Caliban in ''Film/Logan'' has pale white skin and eyes and shows his caring side by taking care of the ailing and elderly Professor Xavier and assisting the deteriorating Logan. Unfortunately his albinism gives a huge weakness to sunlight, which is used to torture him by [[BigBad Pierce]]. [[spoiler: He commits a heroic sacrifice attempting to take down Pierce.]]
27th Jul '17 1:41:44 AM jamespolk
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* Bim the dog, a Gordon setter, in ''Film/WhiteBimBlackEar''. Gordon setters are black with mahogany patches (like [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c0/Orrvilas_enska_w800px.jpg this]]), while Bim is white with some black patches (like [[https://myoldaddiction2.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/whitebimblackear.jpg this]]). And Bim is quite the hero, working tirelessly to get back to his master Ivan after Ivan falls ill with a heart problem and is taken away.
23rd May '17 11:42:17 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Ghost is stark white, which is also the colour of Rhaegar Targaryen's hair, fitting since Jon is his son. Ghost's albinism also has heraldic significance. A custom very common in Westeros is for highborn, acknowledged illegitimate children to use the heraldry of their noble-born parent's House but with the colors inverted. For Jon, this means that his personal sigil is a ''white direwolf'' on a grey field.
5th May '17 9:19:03 AM StFan
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* Setsuna Sakurazaki of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is an unusual case for being a [[HalfHumanHybrid half]]-[[{{Obake}} Demon]], and yet - being member of the Uzoku/crow tribe - somehow has white wings. [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampire]] Evangeline has alluded to her wearing contact lenses and dying her hair. For demons in particular, it makes for FantasticRacism.

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* Setsuna Sakurazaki of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is an unusual case for being a [[HalfHumanHybrid half]]-[[{{Obake}} Demon]], and yet - -- being member of the Uzoku/crow tribe - -- somehow has white wings. [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampire]] Evangeline has alluded to her wearing contact lenses and dying her hair. For demons in particular, it makes for FantasticRacism.



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* The White Witch from the ''ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}''. (Although her colouration was the result of her magical powers, she had pure white hair, chalk white skin and red eyes, so she certainly came across as an albino.)

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* The White Witch from the ''ComicBook/{{Legion Of of Super-Heroes}}''. (Although her colouration was is the result of her magical powers, she had has pure white hair, chalk white chalk-white skin and red eyes, so she certainly came across as an albino.)



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* The Albino Pirate from ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists'' probably counts as this. He's certainly not an EvilAlbino.
* Roger Rabbit from ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' has white fur, [[FunnyAnimalAnatomy very pale pads on his feet]], and light blue eyes (light blue sclerae and blue irides). Although he also has black pupils, brown eyebrows, and an orange shock of hair on his head, and so not actually albino, it's clear his appearance was inspired by albino rabbits. However, giving him pink eyes was probably ruled out as too creepy, [[spoiler: and would've also fit Eddie's description of the "burning red eyes" of his brother's killer, confusing the issue of Roger's guilt or innocence]].



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* [[FriendToAllLivingThings Kira]] from ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'' seems to have this look going on, except for the hazel eyes. Then again, she's a [[SpaceElves Gelfling]] living on the planet Thra, so it might be hard to apply earthly biology to these critters.



* You can't really say he is a hero, but Noi from ''NoiAlbinoi'', an Icelandic movie, features an albino as the main character, who, while bored, is a good guy overall.
* The Albino Pirate from ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists'' probably counts as this. He's certainly not an EvilAlbino.

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* You can't really say he is a hero, but Noi from ''NoiAlbinoi'', ''Film/NoiAlbinoi'', an Icelandic movie, features an albino as the main character, who, while bored, is a good guy overall.
* The Albino Pirate from ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists'' probably counts as this. He's certainly not an EvilAlbino.
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* Roger Rabbit from ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' has white fur, [[FunnyAnimalAnatomy very pale pads on his feet]], and light blue eyes (light blue sclerae and blue irides). Although he also has black pupils, brown eyebrows, and an orange shock of hair on his head, and so not actually albino, it's clear his appearance was inspired by albino rabbits. However, giving him pink eyes was probably ruled out as too creepy, [[spoiler: and would've also fit Eddie's description of the "burning red eyes" of his brother's killer, confusing the issue of Roger's guilt or innocence]].



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* [[FriendToAllLivingThings Kira]] from ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'' seems to have this look going on, except for the hazel eyes. Then again, she's a [[SpaceElves Gelfling]] living on the planet Thra, so it might be hard to apply earthly biology to these critters.
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* Phantasia Celeste, eponymous heroine of the ''{{Phantasia}}'' prose/webcomics story. Although she may belong in the MysticalWhiteHair category because she's a [[TheFairFolk fairy]] rather than human.

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* Phantasia Celeste, eponymous heroine of the ''{{Phantasia}}'' ''WebOriginal/{{Phantasia}}'' prose/webcomics story. Although she may belong in the MysticalWhiteHair category because she's a [[TheFairFolk fairy]] rather than human.



21st Apr '17 9:37:13 PM nombretomado
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* Kevin Smith, the silent, knife wielding assassin with the power to become invisible at will. One of the seven Smith personalities you control in Suda51's ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}''.

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* Kevin Smith, the silent, knife wielding assassin with the power to become invisible at will. One of the seven Smith personalities you control in Suda51's Creator/Suda51's ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}''.
20th Apr '17 12:50:48 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* Ruby from ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'' might be this. She is referred to once as being white and is based on a character from ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' who is explicitly albino, but it's never said whether ''Ruby Quest'''s Ruby is albino, and the black-and-white artwork makes it hard to tell.
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