History Main / PeopleOfHairColor

11th Sep '17 2:43:34 PM Theriocephalus
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* Long-after-the-fact depictions of the Saxons and the Normans after the conquest make the Saxons blond and the Normans dark-haired. RobinHood is typically blond, when Maid Marian is a Norman, as in ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood'', she is dark-haired.

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* Long-after-the-fact depictions of the Saxons and the Normans after the conquest make the Saxons blond and the Normans dark-haired. RobinHood is typically blond, and when Maid Marian is a Norman, as in ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood'', she is dark-haired.



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** The ''Kingdoms of Kalamar'' setting had several distinct ethnicities, ''not'' all of which looked European.



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11th Sep '17 2:42:01 PM Theriocephalus
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** Tolkien's Orcs are black, twisted, corrupted versions of Elves, according to the Silmarillion - though considering Tolkien's linguistic style, it's hard to tell whether he meant physically black, or more figuratively black, as in 'a black day' being used to refer to a bad day.

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** Tolkien's Orcs are black, twisted, corrupted versions of Elves, according to the Silmarillion - -- though considering Tolkien's linguistic style, it's hard to tell whether he meant physically black, or more figuratively black, as in 'a black day' being used to refer to a bad day.



* Robert Jordan's ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' is full of these - notably, the tall strawberry blond Aiel and the short dark haired Cairhirenin. Jordan was effective in differentiating people based on geographical region, through appearance as well as speech patterns, dress, and customs.

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* Robert Jordan's ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' is full of these - -- notably, the tall strawberry blond Aiel and the short dark haired Cairhirenin. Jordan was effective in differentiating people based on geographical region, through appearance as well as speech patterns, dress, and customs.



* In ''Literature/TheDeathGateCycle'', the Sartan and Patryns are WitchSpecies who are also HumanSubspecies, and are distinguishable from baseline humans primarily by their hair color - Sartan have MysticalWhiteHair with dark tips[[note]]though interestingly, the two main Sartan characters don't fit; Alfred is mostly bald, and what little hair he has is grey (the Patryn Haplo speculates it might be a halfhearted attempt at disguising his race) while Zifnab is a very old man even by the standards of the long-lived Sartan whose hair and beard are pure white, with no dark at all[[/note]], while Patryns are the opposite, with dark hair that turns white near the tips.

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* In ''Literature/TheDeathGateCycle'', the Sartan and Patryns are WitchSpecies who are also HumanSubspecies, and are distinguishable from baseline humans primarily by their hair color - -- Sartan have MysticalWhiteHair with dark tips[[note]]though interestingly, the two main Sartan characters don't fit; Alfred is mostly bald, and what little hair he has is grey (the Patryn Haplo speculates it might be a halfhearted attempt at disguising his race) while Zifnab is a very old man even by the standards of the long-lived Sartan whose hair and beard are pure white, with no dark at all[[/note]], while Patryns are the opposite, with dark hair that turns white near the tips.



* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the two races on Skaro seem to be defined by hair colour - the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy warrior-race]], Thals, are uniformly blond (mostly straight), and the scientific Kaleds have brown hair (mostly curly). This leads to some problems in "Genesis of the Daleks", where the Doctor (who had dark curly hair in that incarnation) is identified as a Kaled, but no-one knows what to make of his red-haired companion Sarah.

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the two races on Skaro seem to be defined by hair colour - -- the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy warrior-race]], Thals, are uniformly blond (mostly straight), and the scientific Kaleds have brown hair (mostly curly). This leads to some problems in "Genesis of the Daleks", where the Doctor (who had dark curly hair in that incarnation) is identified as a Kaled, but no-one knows what to make of his red-haired companion Sarah.



** This becomes a major plot point in Season 1 when the Baratheons' dominant tendency to black hair is enough to raise (perfectly correct) doubts about the parentage of King Robert's three ''blond'' children as the Lannisters are jerkass blonds - the only blonds in the series.

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** This becomes a major plot point in Season 1 when the Baratheons' dominant tendency to black hair is enough to raise (perfectly correct) doubts about the parentage of King Robert's three ''blond'' children as the Lannisters are jerkass blonds - -- the only blonds in the series.



* In ''VideoGame/OgreBattle64'', the two people. Indigans and Aurics, are differentiated by hair colors. Aurics are primarily blond, while Indigans have [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair Blue, Purple and]] Black hair.

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* In ''VideoGame/OgreBattle64'', the ''VideoGame/OgreBattle64'': The two people. people, Indigans and Aurics, are differentiated by hair colors. Aurics are primarily blond, while Indigans have [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair Blue, Purple and]] Black blue, purple]] and black hair.



* In ''Webcomic/{{Unsounded}}'' Alderode has a caste system that divides people by hair color. People there are strongly suggested to marry within their own caste, preserving the visual distinction. WordOfGod [[http://glassshard.tumblr.com/post/102720820506/can-plats-have-children-with-other-races-if-a says]] [[http://glassshard.tumblr.com/post/102724819016/what-about-gold-any-aldish-caste-would-that that]] "if the castes are mixed - which is forbidden and hence rare - placement follows a certain formula, always trending towards the Bronze caste."

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Unsounded}}'' Alderode has a caste system that divides people by hair color. People there are strongly suggested to marry within their own caste, preserving the visual distinction. WordOfGod [[http://glassshard.tumblr.com/post/102720820506/can-plats-have-children-with-other-races-if-a says]] [[http://glassshard.tumblr.com/post/102724819016/what-about-gold-any-aldish-caste-would-that that]] "if the castes are mixed - -- which is forbidden and hence rare - -- placement follows a certain formula, always trending towards the Bronze caste."



* ''WebComic/StarPower'': As seen before, the Evebians have green hair, and as [[http://www.starpowercomic.com/comic/strong-opinion seen here]], they're called "grassheads" by the purple haired people they're trying to exterminate.

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* ''WebComic/StarPower'': As seen before, the Evebians have green hair, and and, as [[http://www.starpowercomic.com/comic/strong-opinion seen here]], they're called "grassheads" by the purple haired purple-haired people they're trying to exterminate.



* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' retcons the Mandalorians into Nordic people, always blonde with blue eyes. Later episodes show a few dark haired people, but in groupshots of the populace everyone is blonde.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' retcons the Mandalorians into Nordic a Nordic-looking people, always blonde with blue eyes. Later episodes show a few dark haired dark-haired people, but in groupshots group shots of the populace everyone is blonde.blond.



** The same applies on the British mainland, where the word 'dark' has historically been used to refer to people with dark hair and dark eyes, who usually fall under a more mundane version of RavenHairIvorySkin. The theory runs that, as in Ireland, those with dark hair and dark eyes are descended predominantly from native Britons from prior to the Saxon invasions, or from the Normans. While it appears less these days than it once did, descriptions in Britain still tend to clarify whether they're referring to skin colour or not, where elsewhere it might be assumed that 'dark' was referring to skin colour.

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** The same applies on the British mainland, where the word 'dark' "dark" has historically been used to refer to people with dark hair and dark eyes, who usually fall under a more mundane version of RavenHairIvorySkin. The theory runs that, as in Ireland, those with dark hair and dark eyes are descended predominantly from native Britons from prior to the Saxon invasions, or from the Normans. While it appears less these days than it once did, descriptions in Britain still tend to clarify whether they're referring to skin colour or not, where elsewhere it might be assumed that 'dark' "dark" was referring to skin colour.
23rd Aug '17 7:32:04 PM EdnaWalker
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In fiction hair colors are often used to easily identify a character. They're usually meant to identify personality traits, such as the FieryRedhead or BrainyBrunette. However, hair colors being used to distinguish a characters ethnic background are not uncommon.



Not to confuse with YouGottaHaveBlueHair.

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PhenotypeStereotype applies to Japanese media where European or North American characters are blondes, while LatinoIsBrown usually goes hand-in-hand with latinos having dark hair colors.

Not to confuse with YouGottaHaveBlueHair.
YouGottaHaveBlueHair. Compare to FacialProfiling.
9th Jul '17 8:58:00 AM gb00393
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** This becomes a major plot point in Season 1 when the Baratheons' dominant tendency to black hair is enough to raise (perfectly correct) doubts about the parentage of King Robert's three ''blond'' children.
** The Lannisters are jerkass blonds.

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** This becomes a major plot point in Season 1 when the Baratheons' dominant tendency to black hair is enough to raise (perfectly correct) doubts about the parentage of King Robert's three ''blond'' children.
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children as the Lannisters are jerkass blonds.blonds - the only blonds in the series.
9th Jul '17 8:34:40 AM nombretomado
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** In his ''Literature/DarknessSeries'', a fantasy retelling of WorldWarTwo, the Jewish-analogues are also blonde haired.

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** In his ''Literature/DarknessSeries'', a fantasy retelling of WorldWarTwo, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the Jewish-analogues are also blonde haired.
29th Jun '17 11:45:48 PM bfunc
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** Hobbits divide themselves into three main breeds or tribes, one of whom is named for their fair skin and hair: the Fallohides.
28th Jun '17 5:23:14 AM Malady
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* In ''Webcomic/WakeTheSleepers'', [[http://wakethesleepers.com/comics/57 fair hair marks out a distinctive race.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/WakeTheSleepers'', [[http://wakethesleepers.com/comics/57 fair light hair marks out a distinctive race.]]


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* ''WebComic/StarPower'': As seen before, the Evebians have green hair, and as [[http://www.starpowercomic.com/comic/strong-opinion seen here]], they're called "grassheads" by the purple haired people they're trying to exterminate.
1st Jun '17 7:39:58 PM nombretomado
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* Robert Jordan's ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' is full of these - notably, the tall strawberry blond Aiel and the short dark haired Cairhirenin. Jordan was effective in differentiating people based on geographical region, through appearance as well as speech patterns, dress, and customs.

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* Robert Jordan's ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' is full of these - notably, the tall strawberry blond Aiel and the short dark haired Cairhirenin. Jordan was effective in differentiating people based on geographical region, through appearance as well as speech patterns, dress, and customs.
9th May '17 11:02:29 PM Golondrina
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* In ''NoSongsForTheDead'', [[http://nosongs.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/110906 all Lilim have blonde hair]], like their mother Lilith.
* In ''{{Unsounded}}'' Alderode has a caste system that divides people by hair color. People there are strongly suggested to marry within their own caste, preserving the visual distinction. WordOfGod [[http://glassshard.tumblr.com/post/102720820506/can-plats-have-children-with-other-races-if-a says]] [[http://glassshard.tumblr.com/post/102724819016/what-about-gold-any-aldish-caste-would-that that]] "if the castes are mixed - which is forbidden and hence rare - placement follows a certain formula, always trending towards the Bronze caste."

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* In ''NoSongsForTheDead'', ''Webcomic/NoSongsForTheDead'', [[http://nosongs.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/110906 all Lilim have blonde hair]], like their mother Lilith.
* In ''{{Unsounded}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Unsounded}}'' Alderode has a caste system that divides people by hair color. People there are strongly suggested to marry within their own caste, preserving the visual distinction. WordOfGod [[http://glassshard.tumblr.com/post/102720820506/can-plats-have-children-with-other-races-if-a says]] [[http://glassshard.tumblr.com/post/102724819016/what-about-gold-any-aldish-caste-would-that that]] "if the castes are mixed - which is forbidden and hence rare - placement follows a certain formula, always trending towards the Bronze caste."
16th Apr '17 8:25:55 PM nombretomado
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* ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'' retcons the Mandalorians into Nordic people, always blonde with blue eyes. Later episodes show a few dark haired people, but in groupshots of the populace everyone is blonde.

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* ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'' ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' retcons the Mandalorians into Nordic people, always blonde with blue eyes. Later episodes show a few dark haired people, but in groupshots of the populace everyone is blonde.
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