History Main / HollywoodGenetics

11th Sep '16 2:06:49 PM MissConduct
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There are certain {{justifi|ed trope}}cations; the mechanics behind real life genetic inheritance [[RealityisUnrealistic are more complicated]] than the Mendelian model, which doesn't factor in mutations, malfunctions, and polygenetic traits. Also, casting around to get the most plausible genetics is not always practical--after all, you're not going to turn down Creator/HarrisonFord for a part because his eyes are the wrong color.

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There are certain {{justifi|ed trope}}cations; the mechanics behind real life genetic inheritance [[RealityisUnrealistic are more complicated]] than the Mendelian model, which doesn't factor in mutations, malfunctions, and polygenetic traits. Also, [[AbilityOverAppearance casting around to get the most plausible genetics is not always practical--after practical]]--after all, you're not going to turn down Creator/HarrisonFord for a part because his eyes are the wrong color.


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* In many stage shows, the producers will choose AbilityOverAppearance and cast vastly physically different actors as relatives. Not to mention if you're in the back row of the top balcony you probably won't notice if Theatre/{{Hamlet}} has green eyes and Gertrude has brown.
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22nd Aug '16 8:12:46 AM Twilightisbestpony
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* ''WesternAnimation/Caillou'': Caillou's dad has brown hair,and his mom has black hair. His little sister...has red hair.

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* ''WesternAnimation/Caillou'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'': Caillou's dad has brown hair,and his mom has black hair. His little sister...has red hair.
22nd Aug '16 8:12:19 AM Twilightisbestpony
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* ''WesternAnimation/Caillou'': Caillou's dad has brown hair,and his mom has black hair. His little sister...has red hair.
10th Aug '16 5:54:30 PM Mikebissle
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** According to ''LightNovel/PocketMonstersTheAnimation'', Brock's siblings are the product of [[spoiler:several divorced marriages]] yet they look exactly like Flint. The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime itself [[CanonDiscontinuity ignores]] the novel (for what it's worth, the book was written by Creator/TakeshiShudo, the anime's original head writer, and is fairly revisionist in its depiction of events).
** Misty and her three older siblings have different hair colors: red (orange toned rather than bright red), pink, blue, and blonde. The aforementioned books justify this by saying Misty's sisters wear wigs however the anime itself holds no such implications.

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** According to ''LightNovel/PocketMonstersTheAnimation'', Brock's Brock and his siblings are the product result of [[spoiler:several divorced marriages]] his mother's multiple marriages, yet they all look exactly like Brock's father Flint. The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime itself [[CanonDiscontinuity ignores]] the novel (for what it's worth, the book was written by Creator/TakeshiShudo, the anime's original head writer, and is fairly revisionist in its depiction of events).
** Misty and her three older siblings sisters have different hair colors: red (orange toned rather than bright red), pink, blue, and blonde. The aforementioned books justify this by saying Misty's sisters wear wigs however wigs; however, the anime itself holds no such implications.
9th Aug '16 3:35:00 PM Malady
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* Invoked for the merfolk in ''Anime/OnePiece'': due to their unusual biolgy, merfolk carry the genes of all their immediate ancestors, so family members are not even guaranteed to be of the same ''species''. [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb57088/onepiece/images/6/6e/Ryugu_Princes.PNG These three]] are full-brothers. Compare them in both appearance and size to [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb57088/onepiece/images/0/05/Royal_Family.png their sister.]]

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* Invoked for the merfolk in ''Anime/OnePiece'': due to their unusual biolgy, merfolk carry the genes of all their immediate ancestors, so family members are not even guaranteed to be of the same ''species''. [[http://images2.[[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb57088/onepiece/images/6/6e/Ryugu_Princes.PNG net/onepiece/images/9/99/Ryugu_Kingdom_Princes.png These three]] are full-brothers. Compare them in both appearance and size to [[http://images3.[[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb57088/onepiece/images/0/05/Royal_Family.net/onepiece/images/c/c1/Shirahoshi_Anime_Infobox.png their sister.]]
29th Jul '16 12:13:24 PM Nakayama90
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** According to ''LightNovel/PocketMonstersTheAnimation'', Brock's siblings are the product of [[spoiler:several divorced marriages]] yet they look exactly like Flint. The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime itself [[CanonDiscontinuity ignores]] the novel (for what it's worth, the novel was written by Creator/TakeshiShudo, the anime's original head writer).

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** According to ''LightNovel/PocketMonstersTheAnimation'', Brock's siblings are the product of [[spoiler:several divorced marriages]] yet they look exactly like Flint. The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime itself [[CanonDiscontinuity ignores]] the novel (for what it's worth, the novel book was written by Creator/TakeshiShudo, the anime's original head writer).writer, and is fairly revisionist in its depiction of events).
29th Jul '16 9:56:34 AM Nakayama90
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** According to ''LightNovel/PocketMonstersTheAnimation'', Brock's siblings are the product of [[spoiler:several divorced marriages]] yet they look exactly like Flint. The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime itself [[CanonDiscontinuity ignores]] the novel.

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** According to ''LightNovel/PocketMonstersTheAnimation'', Brock's siblings are the product of [[spoiler:several divorced marriages]] yet they look exactly like Flint. The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime itself [[CanonDiscontinuity ignores]] the novel.novel (for what it's worth, the novel was written by Creator/TakeshiShudo, the anime's original head writer).
24th Jul '16 7:41:21 PM moonbooty
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', Kenny is blond, his parents have brown hair (his father) and red hair (his mother), and his older brother and younger sister also have brown hair. The reason could be some people have blond hair as children and light brown hair as adults, but as stated before, Karen already has brown hair.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
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Kenny is blond, his parents have brown hair (his father) and red hair (his mother), and his older brother and younger sister also have brown hair. The reason could be some people have blond hair as children and light brown hair as adults, but as stated before, Karen already has brown hair.hair.
** Craig has black hair, but his father is a redhead and his mother is a blonde. Though if the blowup-doll replica of his mother and her [[HairyGirl bush]] is accurate, she's probably not a natural blonde.
6th Jul '16 10:03:03 PM Pichu-kun
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* Takeshi and his sister from ''Manga/YourLieInApril'' have blond hair however their parents have dark hair. Similarly, Kaori's parents are brunettes but she has blond hair. It's even more noticeable because they're the only characters in the series without black or brown hair.

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* Takeshi and his sister from ''Manga/YourLieInApril'' have blond hair however their parents have dark hair. Similarly, Kaori's parents are brunettes but she has blond blonde hair. It's even more noticeable because they're the only characters in the series without black or brown hair.



** The {{Dark Skinned Blond|e}} Riot has parents who are lighter skinned and have brown hair. According to an episode his skin and hair color are natural.

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** The {{Dark Skinned Blond|e}} DarkSkinnedBlond Riot has parents who are lighter skinned and have brown hair. According to an episode his skin and hair color are natural.
6th Jul '16 10:00:06 PM Pichu-kun
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* Also from ''Franchise/XMen'', [[SuperVillian supervillain]] Vulcan is the black-haired son of brown-haired Corsair and blonde Katherine Summers. The black hair could be part of his mutation, though.

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* Also from ''Franchise/XMen'', [[SuperVillian [[SuperVillain supervillain]] Vulcan is the black-haired son of brown-haired Corsair and blonde Katherine Summers. The black hair could be part of his mutation, though.though.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Injustice Gods Among Us}}'' ComicBook/BlackCanary's and ComicBook/GreenLantern's son is a blond. The problem is, Black Canary dyes her hair blonde. She actually has black hair. It's possible the colorists forgot that and [[AdaptationDyeJob made her a natural blonde]].



* Justified in ''{{Disney/Tangled}}'' with the very blonde Rapunzel being born from two brunette parents, since the hair is explicitly magical as a result of her mother eating the magic flower while pregnant that caused Gothel to later kidnap her, so her hair ''would'' be the same color had seen been born normally and once [[spoiler:it's cut near the end]] it's shown to indeed be brown like her parents, which is hinted at by the color of her eyebrows.

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* Justified in ''{{Disney/Tangled}}'' ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' with the very blonde Rapunzel being born from two brunette parents, since the hair is explicitly magical as a result of her mother eating the magic flower while pregnant that caused Gothel to later kidnap her, so her hair ''would'' be the same color had seen been born normally and once [[spoiler:it's cut near the end]] it's shown to indeed be brown like her parents, which is hinted at by the color of her eyebrows.



* ''{{Roots}}'''s Chicken George is the son of Kunta Kinte's daughter Kizzy and her white slave master; he is one of the darkest characters in the series, significantly more so than his mother (and looks about the same age, though that's due to a [[PlayingGertrude different trope]]).

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* ''{{Roots}}'''s ''Series/{{Roots}}'''s Chicken George is the son of Kunta Kinte's daughter Kizzy and her white slave master; he is one of the darkest characters in the series, significantly more so than his mother (and looks about the same age, though that's due to a [[PlayingGertrude different trope]]).



* Sam and Dean Winchester from ''{{Series/Supernatural}}'' resemble each other so little that not a single character on the show who doesn't already know even ventures a guess that they're brothers, and the majority of strangers think they're a gay couple. This is true even when they're pretending to be FBI agents or have some other plausible explanation for working so closely together.

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* Sam and Dean Winchester from ''{{Series/Supernatural}}'' ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' resemble each other so little that not a single character on the show who doesn't already know even ventures a guess that they're brothers, and the majority of strangers think they're a gay couple. This is true even when they're pretending to be FBI agents or have some other plausible explanation for working so closely together.



* A minor yet noticeable example in ''{{Pokemon Black and White}}'': Cilan, Chili, and Cress are ''triplets'' with different hair and eye colors. Bonus points for each of them having their hair and eyes [[CurtainsMatchTheWindows match each other]] AND their specialty Type all in one.
* Karen is the only girl in ''VideoGame/{{Harvest Moon 64}}'' who has less than a passing resemblance to her implied grandmother, in her case Eve from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonSNES''. The only resemblance is that Eve has blonde hair while Karen has blonde... [[MulticoloredHair ba]][[PatchworkKids ngs]].

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* A minor yet noticeable example in ''{{Pokemon ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon Black and White}}'': Cilan, Chili, and Cress are ''triplets'' with different hair and eye colors. Bonus points for each of them having their hair and eyes [[CurtainsMatchTheWindows match each other]] AND their specialty Type all in one.
* Karen is the only girl in ''VideoGame/{{Harvest Moon 64}}'' who has less than a passing resemblance to her implied grandmother, in her case Eve from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonSNES''.''VideoGame/{(Harvest Moon|SNES}}''. The only resemblance is that Eve has blonde hair while Karen has blonde... [[MulticoloredHair ba]][[PatchworkKids ngs]].



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'':

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'':Major characters in ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' have naturally [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair technicolor hair]] but more minor characters don't. This extends even to parents, which causes this:


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** The {{Dark Skinned Blond|e}} Riot has parents who are lighter skinned and have brown hair. According to an episode his skin and hair color are natural.
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