History Main / PeopleOfHairColor

16th May '16 3:04:47 PM Doug86
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian'' universe, the barbarians of the north are divided into the Aesir, who are blond, the Vanir, who have red hair, and the Cimmerians, who have dark hair. Howard had a whole essay on the various human races of Hyboria and how they got to be where they are in the story in question, "[[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Hyborian_Age The Hyborian Age]]". The racial descriptions given there are characterized by the very best racial science of his day.

to:

* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian'' ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' universe, the barbarians of the north are divided into the Aesir, who are blond, the Vanir, who have red hair, and the Cimmerians, who have dark hair. Howard had a whole essay on the various human races of Hyboria and how they got to be where they are in the story in question, "[[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Hyborian_Age The Hyborian Age]]". The racial descriptions given there are characterized by the very best racial science of his day.
23rd Apr '16 10:51:16 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In the ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' franchise, humans have hair colors that exist in the real world. Most characters with green/blue/pink/etc hair are at least part-alien (with the exception of one or two blue haired humans).

to:

* In the ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' franchise, humans tend to have hair colors that exist in the real world. Most characters with green/blue/pink/etc hair are at least part-alien (with the exception of one or two blue haired humans).a handful of blue/purple-haired humans, which are likely a case of HairColorDissonance and PurpleIsTheNewBlack).
12th Apr '16 2:47:41 PM Discar
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Used interestingly in ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' by Creator/BrandonSanderson. Hair color can be a very strong indication of nationality - black for Alethi, red for the horn-eaters and the people of Jah Keved, who interbred with them, and so on. In addition, cross-breeding between these groups results in hair with streaks of several colors, rather than a change in the colors themselves - the son of an Alethi man and an Iriali might have golden blond hair with black streaks, for example, or vice versa.

to:

* Used interestingly in ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' by Creator/BrandonSanderson. Hair color can be a very strong indication of nationality - black for Alethi, red for the horn-eaters and the people of Jah Keved, who interbred with them, and so on. In addition, cross-breeding between these groups results in hair with streaks of several colors, rather than a change in the colors themselves - the son of an Alethi man and an Iriali might have golden blond hair with black streaks, for example, or vice versa. This also ironically means that the lowborn castes have purer hair that fits their nation's ideal of beauty; they have less opportunity to meet and marry foreigners.
11th Mar '16 1:47:24 AM eroock
Is there an issue? Send a Message


->''The roving Scot and buccaneering Dane,\\
Whose red hair offspring anywhere remain''

to:

->''The ->''"The roving Scot and buccaneering Dane,\\
Whose red hair offspring anywhere remain''
remain."''
10th Feb '16 4:53:39 PM Pichu-kun
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', the Ishvalans have grey hair and red eyes, as well as dark skin. Other races in the series tend also to have a common hair and/or eye colour, but not quite to the same extent as the Ishvalans.

to:

* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', the ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** The
Ishvalans have grey hair and red eyes, as well as dark skin. Other races in the series tend also to have a common hair and/or eye colour, but not quite to the same extent as the Ishvalans.


Added DiffLines:

** This is averted more in the 2003 ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'', where Xingese people do not exist (though a passing mention is made to Eastern countries and both Izumi and Roy seem at least part Asian) and Xerxes is nonexistent. The Ishvalans keep their dark skin and red eyes however black and brown hair are the default hair colors. Lior, where Rose is from, is a desert town (instead of a mountain one as in the manga) and there are a large amount of dark skinned, dark haired inhabitants. There are implications the people of Lior are distantly related to the Ishvalans [[spoiler:which makes the Lior massacres even more comparable to the Ishvalan genocide.]]
10th Feb '16 9:29:44 AM CaptainCrawdad
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** On the other hand, there are plenty of people with these hair colors who AREN'T members of any of these families. It's particularly amusing to look at how much emphasis the Targaryens put on their distinctive looks (going so far as to marry their siblings to keep the look "pure"), only to realize that that appearance is only rare ''in Westeros''. In Essos, silver-blondes are everywhere, and even in Westeros you have a bunch of other families (like the Daynes) who share the look but just don't make such a big deal about it.
10th Feb '16 9:25:36 AM CaptainCrawdad
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'', the five tribes of man all have very specific physical traits that are rarely, if ever, deviated from: the Norsirai are pale, blond and blue-eyed; the Scylvendi have black hair and blue eyes; the Ketyai have dark hair, skin and eyes; and the Sotyothi are black-skinned and green-eyed,
5th Feb '16 2:36:03 PM NativeJovian
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChroniclesCrystalBearers'', about half of the members of the Selkie tribe, including all four major characters from that tribe, have red hair. Most of the other Selkies have blond hair. No non-Selkie with red hair exists in the game, so red hair is pretty much a "red flag" alerting you that a character is a Selkie. Blond hair, however, leaves an individual's tribe ambiguous; the protagonist has blond hair and is not a Selkie.

to:

* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChroniclesCrystalBearers'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChroniclesTheCrystalBearers'', about half of the members of the Selkie tribe, including all four major characters from that tribe, have red hair. Most of the other Selkies have blond hair. No non-Selkie with red hair exists in the game, so red hair is pretty much a "red flag" alerting you that a character is a Selkie. Blond hair, however, leaves an individual's tribe ambiguous; the protagonist has blond hair and is not a Selkie.
1st Feb '16 5:36:51 AM HeraldAlberich
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''FinalFantasyCrystalChroniclesCrystalBearers'', about half of the members of the Selkie tribe, including all four major characters from that tribe, have red hair. Most of the other Selkies have blond hair. No non-Selkie with red hair exists in the game, so red hair is pretty much a "red flag" alerting you that a character is a Selkie. Blond hair, however, leaves an individual's tribe ambiguous; the protagonist has blond hair and is not a Selkie.
* Similar to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'', this occurred in the first-generation ''{{Pokemon}}'' games to some extent. Yellow had it so that each town was the color of its name (as all of the towns were named after colors). This also happened to the black-and-white Red and Blue, but only when played on the SuperGameBoy and Pokemon Stadium; on colorized handhelds, the entire game was made either red or blue, depending on the version.

to:

* In ''FinalFantasyCrystalChroniclesCrystalBearers'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChroniclesCrystalBearers'', about half of the members of the Selkie tribe, including all four major characters from that tribe, have red hair. Most of the other Selkies have blond hair. No non-Selkie with red hair exists in the game, so red hair is pretty much a "red flag" alerting you that a character is a Selkie. Blond hair, however, leaves an individual's tribe ambiguous; the protagonist has blond hair and is not a Selkie.
* Similar to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'', this occurred in the first-generation ''{{Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games to some extent. Yellow ''Yellow'' had it so that each town was the color of its name (as all of the towns were named after colors). This also happened to the black-and-white ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red and Blue, Blue]]'', but only when played on the SuperGameBoy UsefulNotes/SuperGameBoy and Pokemon Stadium; ''VideoGame/PokemonStadium''; on colorized handhelds, the entire game was made either red or blue, depending on the version.
19th Jan '16 10:23:17 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AaronAllston's ''DocSidhe'' has three divisions of [[OurElvesAreDifferent people]] on the Fair World: light (blond whites), dark (dark-haired whites), and dusky (blacks, Asians, Native Americans, etc.). That's right; the difference in hair color among whites is considered more significant than the differences in skin color among the duskies.

to:

* AaronAllston's Creator/AaronAllston's ''DocSidhe'' has three divisions of [[OurElvesAreDifferent people]] on the Fair World: light (blond whites), dark (dark-haired whites), and dusky (blacks, Asians, Native Americans, etc.). That's right; the difference in hair color among whites is considered more significant than the differences in skin color among the duskies.
This list shows the last 10 events of 173. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.PeopleOfHairColor