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25th Apr '18 8:40:09 PM intastiel
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* In ''Literature/TheBlackMagicianTrilogy'', the mages of the Imardin WizardingSchool wear colour-coded robes according to their position; at the end of the series, they move to change the High Lord's robes from black to white to avoid the connotation with BlackMagic, which has [[InternalReveal become public knowledge]], and to [[spoiler:give the black robes to the official Black Magician Sonea]]. The High Lord {{lampshade|Hanging}}s how impractical it will be.
2nd Apr '18 5:40:52 AM emperors
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* Mujuro from ''Anime/NinjaScroll'', a blind swordsman and one of the Eight Demons of Kimon, wears a fancy white robe.
8th Mar '18 12:15:31 PM intastiel
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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Szeth-son-son-Vallano is known as the Assassin in White due to his adherence to this trope.

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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Szeth-son-son-Vallano is known as [[RedBaron the Assassin in White White]] due to his adherence to this trope.trope. It originated when the Parshendi ordered him to [[TheKingslayer commit a regicide]] in a white uniform to honour their belief that people should be able to see their assassins coming; when [[spoiler:King Taravangian]] becomes Szeth's master, he has Szeth keep the outfit to help build [[TheDreaded his infamous reputation]].
4th Mar '18 5:28:20 PM nombretomado
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* Most of Creator/JohnWoo's villains (Shing from ''Film/ABetterTomorrow'', Ko Ying Pui from ''A Better Tomorrow II'', and Mr. James Wong from the game ''{{Stranglehold}}'' among others) wear white, the better to show off the blood from the bullets they receive. The main heroic Woo example, of course, is Ah Jong from the final showdown of ''Film/TheKiller'' (though then again, [[spoiler:he is the one out of the two heroes of the movie to die]].)

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* Most of Creator/JohnWoo's villains (Shing from ''Film/ABetterTomorrow'', Ko Ying Pui from ''A Better Tomorrow II'', and Mr. James Wong from the game ''{{Stranglehold}}'' ''{{VideoGame/Stranglehold}}'' among others) wear white, the better to show off the blood from the bullets they receive. The main heroic Woo example, of course, is Ah Jong from the final showdown of ''Film/TheKiller'' (though then again, [[spoiler:he is the one out of the two heroes of the movie to die]].)
25th Feb '18 5:56:29 PM kr0ftbr0thers
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* Frank Nitti (Billy Drago) wears a white suit throughout most of his scenes in ''Film/TheUntouchables''. This is definitely a villainous example of the trope; Drago has even stated that the costume was chosen for Nitti specifically "because we thought of him as the angel of death."

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* Frank Nitti (Billy Drago) wears a white suit throughout most of his scenes in ''Film/TheUntouchables''. This is definitely a villainous example of the trope; Drago has even stated said that the costume was chosen for Nitti specifically "because we thought of him as the angel of death."
24th Feb '18 7:28:29 PM kr0ftbr0thers
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* Frank Nitti (Billy Drago) wears a white suit throughout most of his scenes in ''Film/TheUntouchables''. This is definitely a villainous example of the trope; Drago has even stated that the suit was chosen for Nitti specifically "because we thought of him as the angel of death."

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* Frank Nitti (Billy Drago) wears a white suit throughout most of his scenes in ''Film/TheUntouchables''. This is definitely a villainous example of the trope; Drago has even stated that the suit costume was chosen for Nitti specifically "because we thought of him as the angel of death."



* In an episode of ''The Dick Van Dyke Show'' entitled "Big Max Calvada," Kenny Dexter (the nephew of the titular gangster) wears an expensive white suit for his stand-up comedy routine at a fancy nightclub, which is joked about several times. (Buddy Sorrell: "What a target!")

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* In an episode of ''The Dick Van Dyke Show'' entitled "Big Max Calvada," Kenny Dexter (the nephew of the titular gangster) wears an expensive a white suit for his stand-up comedy routine at a fancy nightclub, which is joked about several times. (Buddy Sorrell: "What a target!")
24th Feb '18 3:22:20 PM kr0ftbr0thers
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* In an episode of ''The Dick Van Dyke Show'' entitled "Big Max Calvada," Kenny Dexter (the nephew of the titular gangster) wears an expensive white suit for his stand-up comedy routine at a fancy nightclub, which is joked about several times. (Buddy Sorrell: "What a target!")
24th Feb '18 3:08:43 PM kr0ftbr0thers
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* Frank Nitti (Billy Drago) wears a white suit throughout most of his scenes in ''Film/TheUntouchables''. This is definitely a villainous example of the trope (Drago has said that suit was chosen for Nitti specifically "because we thought of him as the angel of death").

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* Frank Nitti (Billy Drago) wears a white suit throughout most of his scenes in ''Film/TheUntouchables''. This is definitely a villainous example of the trope (Drago trope; Drago has said even stated that the suit was chosen for Nitti specifically "because we thought of him as the angel of death").death."
24th Feb '18 1:22:48 PM kr0ftbr0thers
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* It's easy to overlook, but [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Harmonica]] in ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'' also dresses almost completely in white. Or in his case, a worn and patched outfit in a range of light beige and sand colors - that is, [[KnightInSourArmor as white as it gets]] within the world of the film (see: SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism).

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* It's easy to overlook, but [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Harmonica]] in ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'' also dresses almost completely in white. Or in his case, white, or at least a worn worn, dirty, patchwork mix of cream and patched outfit in a range of light beige and sand colors - that is, [[KnightInSourArmor as white as it gets]] within the world of the film (see: SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism).



* John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) from the first ''Film/JurassicPark'' film edges pretty close to being a FatSweatySouthernerInAWhiteSuit, but is redeemed by the fact that he's neither sweaty nor a Southerner. However, the white cane and sun hat are all there. (Hammond's attire also contrasts sharply with Dr. Ian Malcolm's black jacket, shirt, pants, and sunglasses - a symbolic way to sugges their opposing points of view.)

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* John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) from the first ''Film/JurassicPark'' film edges pretty close to being a FatSweatySouthernerInAWhiteSuit, but is redeemed by the fact that he's neither sweaty nor a Southerner. However, the white cane and sun hat are all there. (Hammond's attire also contrasts sharply with Dr. Ian Malcolm's black jacket, shirt, pants, and sunglasses glasses - a symbolic way to sugges their opposing points of view.)



* Rick Blaine in ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' dresses this way. While it's a big help in the climate, Rick's behavior and background invokes the moral murkiness of this trope, too. [[spoiler: This could well be Rick's intention, since he often goes out of his way to try to convince himself of his own amorality despite the good deeds he usually ends up doing.]]

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* Rick Blaine in ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' dresses this way. While it's a big help in the hot desert climate, Rick's behavior and background invokes the moral murkiness of this trope, too. [[spoiler: This could well be Rick's intention, since he often goes out of his way to try to convince himself of his own amorality despite the good deeds he usually ends up doing.]]
24th Feb '18 1:13:26 PM kr0ftbr0thers
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* The trope image comes from ''Film/BruceAlmighty'', where, in a slightly more straightforward LightIsGood example, God dons a pristine white suit.
* Lucifer from ''Film/{{Constantine}}'' wears old-fashioned white suit in the style of a FatSweatySouthernerInAWhiteSuit.

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* The trope image comes from ''Film/BruceAlmighty'', where, in a slightly one of the more straightforward LightIsGood example, examples, God dons a pristine white suit.
* Lucifer from ''Film/{{Constantine}}'' wears an old-fashioned white suit ensemble in the style of a FatSweatySouthernerInAWhiteSuit.



* ''Film/TheManInTheWhiteSuit'': The title character invents a new indestructible fabric and makes the eponymous white suit out of it. Its colour also reflects his moral innocence in the face of {{corrupt corporate executive}}s and politicians who see his fabric as a threat to the textile industry. Curiously - symbolism-wise - this might make him more of a "male WomanInWhite".

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* ''Film/TheManInTheWhiteSuit'': The title character invents a new indestructible fabric and makes the eponymous white suit out of it. Its colour also reflects his moral innocence in the face of {{corrupt corporate executive}}s and politicians who see his fabric as a threat to the textile industry. Curiously - symbolism-wise - this might make him more of a "male WomanInWhite".



* It's easy to miss, but [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Harmonica]] in ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'' also dresses almost completely in white. Or in his case, a worn and patched outfit in a range of light beige and sand colors. Which [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism in this world]] [[KnightInSourArmor is as white as it gets]].
* ''Film/ElMariachi'' and ''Film/{{Desperado}}'' both feature men in white as their BigBad, in contrast to the black-clad hero.

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* It's easy to miss, overlook, but [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Harmonica]] in ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'' also dresses almost completely in white. Or in his case, a worn and patched outfit in a range of light beige and sand colors. Which [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism in this world]] colors - that is, [[KnightInSourArmor is as white as it gets]].
gets]] within the world of the film (see: SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism).
* ''Film/ElMariachi'' and its semi-sequel ''Film/{{Desperado}}'' both feature men in white as their BigBad, in contrast to the black-clad hero.



* John Hammond from the first ''Film/JurassicPark'' film edges ''very'' close to being a FatSweatySouthernerInAWhiteSuit, but is redeemed by the fact that he's neither sweaty nor a Southerner. However, the white cane and sun hat are all there.
* Juror #8 in ''Film/TwelveAngryMen'' wears a very light-colored suit that appears white in the black-and-white footage, which is easiest to see in the last scene, because he's sitting down most of the time.
* Frank Nitti in ''Film/TheUntouchables''.

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* John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) from the first ''Film/JurassicPark'' film edges ''very'' pretty close to being a FatSweatySouthernerInAWhiteSuit, but is redeemed by the fact that he's neither sweaty nor a Southerner. However, the white cane and sun hat are all there.
there. (Hammond's attire also contrasts sharply with Dr. Ian Malcolm's black jacket, shirt, pants, and sunglasses - a symbolic way to sugges their opposing points of view.)
* Juror #8 in ''Film/TwelveAngryMen'' wears a very light-colored suit that appears white in the black-and-white footage, which footage. This is easiest to see in the last scene, because as he's sitting down most of the time.
* Frank Nitti (Billy Drago) wears a white suit throughout most of his scenes in ''Film/TheUntouchables''.''Film/TheUntouchables''. This is definitely a villainous example of the trope (Drago has said that suit was chosen for Nitti specifically "because we thought of him as the angel of death").



* The Nazi villain Maximilian Schnell and his supporters in the German TV-movie "Die Grenze" wear white suits.

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* The Nazi villain Maximilian Schnell and his supporters in the German TV-movie "Die Grenze" ''Die Grenze'' wear white suits.



* Rick in ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' dresses this way. While it's a big help in the climate, Rick's background involves the moral murkiness, too. [[spoiler: Possibly used intentionally by Rick, who goes out of his way to try to convince himself of his own amorality.]]

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* Rick Blaine in ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' dresses this way. While it's a big help in the climate, Rick's behavior and background involves invokes the moral murkiness, murkiness of this trope, too. [[spoiler: Possibly used intentionally by Rick, who This could well be Rick's intention, since he often goes out of his way to try to convince himself of his own amorality.amorality despite the good deeds he usually ends up doing.]]
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