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20th Feb '17 12:02:50 PM gb00393
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20th Feb '17 12:02:13 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''':
** 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.
** Platinum-white hair is the most distinctive feature of the bloodline the Targaryens practiced BrotherSisterIncest for hundreds of years to maintain.
** The trope is also subverted by families like the Starks, who are all shades: Ned, Arya, and Bran are brown; Jon Snow is black; Catelyn, Sansa, and Robb are red or reddish-brown; and Rickon is dark blond.
18th Feb '17 8:14:34 PM TotemicHero
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->''"The roving Scot and buccaneering Dane,\\
Whose red hair offspring anywhere remain."''
8th Feb '17 12:35:42 PM DarkPhoenix94
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** Similarly, references to the "Black Irish" refers not to skin color, but to particular sections of the Irish who live mainly in the Western part of the country who have much darker hair than most of the population, with one popular (but at this point mostly debunked) theory suggests the Black Irish are descendants of survivors of the Spanish Armada. Another theory, especially among the people themselves, is that it's an indication of more pure Gaelic ancestry, since light colored hair is generally considered an indication of Viking or Norman ancestry.

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** Similarly, references to the "Black Irish" refers not to skin color, colour, but to particular sections of the Irish who live mainly in the Western part of the country who have much darker hair than most of the population, with one popular (but at this point mostly debunked) theory suggests the Black Irish are descendants of survivors of the Spanish Armada. Another theory, especially among the people themselves, is that it's an indication of more pure Gaelic ancestry, since light colored coloured hair is generally considered an indication of Viking or Norman ancestry.ancestry.
** 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.
8th Feb '17 12:29:33 PM DarkPhoenix94
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** Tolkien's Orcs are black, twisted, corrupted versions of Elves, according to the Silmarillion.

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** Tolkien's Orcs are black, twisted, corrupted versions of Elves, according to the Silmarillion.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.
23rd Jan '17 12:38:14 PM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''WitchWorld'', the Old Race of Estcarp (and formerly also of Karsten) are uniformly black-haired and pale skinned; their allies, the sea-going Sulcar, are blond. The people of High Hallack across the sea, whose ancestors came through a CoolGate, are pale-skinned but usually have brown or blond hair, occasionally with a reddish tint.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''WitchWorld'', ''Literature/WitchWorld'', the Old Race of Estcarp (and formerly also of Karsten) are uniformly black-haired and pale skinned; their allies, the sea-going Sulcar, are blond. The people of High Hallack across the sea, whose ancestors came through a CoolGate, are pale-skinned but usually have brown or blond hair, occasionally with a reddish tint.
13th Dec '16 6:20:10 PM PaulA
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* Creator/DavidEddings uses this a lot. ''Literature/{{The Belgariad}}'' and the ''Elenium'' have descriptions of people from specific lands who, though of the same race as their neighbors, tend to have characteristics specific to their own nationality.

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* Creator/DavidEddings uses this a lot. ''Literature/{{The Belgariad}}'' and the ''Elenium'' ''Literature/TheElenium'' have descriptions of people from specific lands who, though of the same race as their neighbors, tend to have characteristics specific to their own nationality.
6th Nov '16 6:31:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* 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.

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* Creator/AaronAllston's ''DocSidhe'' ''Literature/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.
2nd Nov '16 2:47:54 PM Discar
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* 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.

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* Used interestingly in ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' by Creator/BrandonSanderson. Hair color can be a very strong indication of nationality - Creator/BrandonSanderson: Different countries have different hair colors. The Alethi have black for Alethi, hair, the Horneaters red for the horn-eaters and the people of (red is also common in Jah Keved, who interbred Keved because they often mix with them, the Horneater Peaks), the Iriali gold (not blonde, ''gold''), and so on. In addition, cross-breeding between these groups results on. The interesting thing is that the color breeds true according to how pure someone's bloodline is. Cross-breeding will result in hair with streaks of several colors, rather than a change in the colors themselves - the colors. 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.
18th Oct '16 8:11:09 PM Mhazard
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Not to confuse with YouGottaHaveBlueHair.
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