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18th Mar '16 10:47:11 AM MsChibi
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Any combination of the [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold sweet]], [[BlondesAreEvil malicious]], or {{dumb|Blonde}} blondes becomes Plenty of Blondes because you can't contrast something with itself. Each can be EveryoneLovesBlondes. Compare MonochromeCasting if it's one race in what should be a melting pot population, and PhenotypeStereotype when non-Caucasian media believes this is true of Caucasians. This may be justified if some of them explicitly [[DyeHard dye their hair]].

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Any combination of the [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold sweet]], [[BlondesAreEvil malicious]], or {{dumb|Blonde}} blondes becomes Plenty of Blondes because you can't contrast something with itself. Each can be EveryoneLovesBlondes. Compare MonochromeCasting if it's one race in what should be a melting pot population, and PhenotypeStereotype when non-Caucasian media believes this is true of Caucasians. This may be justified if some of them explicitly [[DyeHard dye their hair]].
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1st Jan '16 11:08:03 AM StFan
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Where characters with fair hair can be seen more frequently than expected for what should be a melting pot population. Specifically, you can see a disproportionate number of blondes for the setting when a show has no fewer than half of the female Caucasian cast being blonde. It can include the whole Caucasian cast - and sometimes [[DarkSkinnedBlond more than that]], too. Similar to BlondeBrunetteRedhead, but on the other end of the scale. The thing is that film casters believe the audience finds blond hair to be beautiful, so if you want to be a movie star, it helps to look good with fair hair. It doesn't help that natural blonde tends to be darker with streaks of brown, whereas these ladies will have heads full of golden yellow hair that clearly came out of a bottle. This situation can be perfectly justifiable - a family drama where most family members have blonde hair - but usually is not.

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Where characters with fair hair can be seen more frequently than expected for what should be a melting pot population. Specifically, you can see a disproportionate number of blondes for the setting when a show has no fewer than half of the female Caucasian cast being blonde. It can include the whole Caucasian cast - -- and sometimes [[DarkSkinnedBlond more than that]], too. Similar to BlondeBrunetteRedhead, but on the other end of the scale. The thing is that film casters believe the audience finds blond hair to be beautiful, so if you want to be a movie star, it helps to look good with fair hair. It doesn't help that natural blonde tends to be darker with streaks of brown, whereas these ladies will have heads full of golden yellow hair that clearly came out of a bottle. This situation can be perfectly justifiable - a family drama where most family members have blonde hair - but usually is not.



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* Plenty of characters in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' that aren't of Asian or African descent are blond - justified as most of the characters are European. This is actually in keeping with both [[http://strangemaps.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/blond_hair_map1.jpg actual percentages of blond hair in Europe]] and national stereotypes - the Nordics, for example, are all blond.
* The Claymores, an elite group of super humans from the ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' all of them are blondes, due the fact that their demon infused powers give them that coloration and IcyBlueEyes. [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Also]], [[BadassNormal Raki]].
* The Kalos-era main cast of {{Anime/Pokemon}} features three blond characters, making Ash the only person in his group who isn't blond.


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* Plenty of characters in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' that aren't of Asian or African descent are blond - -- justified as most of the characters are European. This is actually in keeping with both [[http://strangemaps.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/blond_hair_map1.jpg actual percentages of blond hair in Europe]] and national stereotypes - -- the Nordics, for example, are all blond.
* The Claymores, an elite group of super humans from the ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' all of them are blondes, due the fact that their demon infused demon-infused powers give them that coloration and IcyBlueEyes. [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Also]], [[BadassNormal Raki]].
* The Kalos-era main cast of {{Anime/Pokemon}} ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' features three blond characters, making Ash the only person in his group who isn't blond.


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* In ''FlowersInTheAttic'' all of the Dollangangers have flaxen-blonde hair and they're our five main characters. The only character who doesn't have blonde hair is revealed to be wearing a grey-haired wig (though [[AdaptationDyeJob the movie gives her red hair]]). In this case it's something of a plot point since the two parents [[spoiler: are actually brother and sister]].
** To be more precise, Christopher Dollanganger, the father of the four Dollanganger children, is [[spoiler:the child of Malcolm Foxworth (the grandfather in ''FlowersInTheAttic'') who raped Alicia Foxworth, his young stepmother]], while Corinne Dollanganger, the children's mother, is [[spoiler:also the child of Malcolm and Alicia]]. However, the two grow up believing that Christopher is [[spoiler:the son of Garland Foxworth, Malcolm's father, and therefore Malcolm's half-brother]] while Corinne is [[spoiler:the daughter of Malcolm and Olivia Foxworth]], making [[spoiler:Christopher half-uncle to Corinne]], rather than them being [[spoiler:full brother and sister]].
* Three members of TheBabysittersClub (Dawn, Stacey, and Shannon) are blonde, as are their families. Dawn believes that literally everyone from Southern California is blonde, which seems to be supported by the text. The entire "We <3 Kids Club" is blonde, along with Dawn's favorite California sitting charges and any Californians who happen to visit Stoneybrook.

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* Averted in ''Series/{{Smallville}}''. [[TheSmartGirl Chloe Sullivan]] is the only blonde main character for the most of the show. [[spoiler:Although [[{{Supergirl}} Kara]] appears in season seven, she rarely appears after that]].

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* In ''FlowersInTheAttic'' ''Literature/FlowersInTheAttic'' all of the Dollangangers have flaxen-blonde hair and they're our five main characters. The only character who doesn't have blonde hair is revealed to be wearing a grey-haired wig (though [[AdaptationDyeJob the movie gives her red hair]]). In this case it's something of a plot point since the two parents [[spoiler: are actually brother and sister]].
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sister]]. To be more precise, Christopher Dollanganger, the father of the four Dollanganger children, is [[spoiler:the child of Malcolm Foxworth (the grandfather in ''FlowersInTheAttic'') who raped Alicia Foxworth, his young stepmother]], while Corinne Dollanganger, the children's mother, is [[spoiler:also the child of Malcolm and Alicia]]. However, the two grow up believing that Christopher is [[spoiler:the son of Garland Foxworth, Malcolm's father, and therefore Malcolm's half-brother]] while Corinne is [[spoiler:the daughter of Malcolm and Olivia Foxworth]], making [[spoiler:Christopher half-uncle to Corinne]], rather than them being [[spoiler:full brother and sister]].
* Three members of TheBabysittersClub Literature/TheBabysittersClub (Dawn, Stacey, and Shannon) are blonde, as are their families. Dawn believes that literally everyone from Southern California is blonde, which seems to be supported by the text. The entire "We <3 Kids Club" is blonde, along with Dawn's favorite California sitting charges and any Californians who happen to visit Stoneybrook.

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* Averted in ''Series/{{Smallville}}''. [[TheSmartGirl Chloe Sullivan]] is the only blonde main character for the most of the show. [[spoiler:Although [[{{Supergirl}} Kara]] appears in season seven, she rarely appears after that]].
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* Blondness as an inherited trait is caused by a cluster of mutations that all trace to Northern Europe. There are populations in Europe (particularly parts of Scandinavia) where the proportion of light-haired phenotypes comprises upwards of 80% of the population. [[http://bigthink.com/strange-maps/214-the-blonde-map-of-europe This map]] shows where they are and also how this mutation has spread from its evolutionary epicenter.

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* Half of the season one members of the Avengers in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' had blonde hair. The [[Comicbook/AntMan Ant-Man]] in the comics also had blonde hair, but here he had only light brown.
** When [[Comicbook/MsMarvel Ms. Marvel]] joins in season 2, she adds another yellow head to the mix.

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* Half of the season one members of the Avengers in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' had blonde hair. The [[Comicbook/AntMan Ant-Man]] in the comics also had blonde hair, but here he had only light brown.
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brown. When [[Comicbook/MsMarvel Ms. Marvel]] joins in season 2, she adds another yellow head to the mix.
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* Blondness as an inherited trait is caused by a cluster of mutations that all trace to Northern Europe. There are populations in Europe (particularly parts of Scandinavia) where the proportion of light-haired phenotypes comprises upwards of 80% of the population. [[http://bigthink.com/strange-maps/214-the-blonde-map-of-europe This map]] shows where they are and also how this mutation has spread from its evolutionary epicenter.
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16th Nov '15 12:55:10 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Starting with the Diva Search competitions, most of the non-blondes were from other races (with the exception of [[FieryRedhead Christy Hemme]] who is actually a natural blonde). It's pretty rare in WWE for there to be a Caucasian brunette. They've even started favouring DarkSkinnedBlonde girls as well since black Wrestling/AliciaFox and mixed race Wrestling/{{Layla}} temporarily went blonde and Latina Eva Marie was asked to dye her hair blonde (but opted to red haired instead).

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* Starting with the Diva Search competitions, most of the non-blondes were from other races (with the exception of [[FieryRedhead Christy Hemme]] who is actually a natural blonde). It's pretty rare in WWE for there to be a Caucasian brunette. They've even started favouring DarkSkinnedBlonde girls as well since black Wrestling/AliciaFox and mixed race Wrestling/{{Layla}} temporarily went blonde and Latina Eva Marie Wrestling/EvaMarie was asked to dye her hair blonde (but opted to red haired instead).
4th Nov '15 8:50:32 PM HerrBlitzDiktator
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* The Claymores, an elite group of super humans from the ''Manga/{{Claymore}} all of them are blondes, due the fact that their demon infused powers give them that coloration and IcyBlueEyes. [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Also]], [[BadassNormal Raki]].

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* The Claymores, an elite group of super humans from the ''Manga/{{Claymore}} ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' all of them are blondes, due the fact that their demon infused powers give them that coloration and IcyBlueEyes. [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Also]], [[BadassNormal Raki]].
4th Nov '15 8:50:10 PM HerrBlitzDiktator
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* The Kalos-era main cast of {{Anime/Pokemon}} features three blond characters, making Ash the only person in his group who isn't blond.




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* The Claymores, an elite group of super humans from the ''Manga/{{Claymore}} all of them are blondes, due the fact that their demon infused powers give them that coloration and IcyBlueEyes. [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Also]], [[BadassNormal Raki]].
* The Kalos-era main cast of {{Anime/Pokemon}} features three blond characters, making Ash the only person in his group who isn't blond.

1st Nov '15 10:35:46 AM vifetoile
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Where characters with fair hair can be seen more frequently than expected for what should be a melting pot population. Specifically, you can see a disproportionate number of blondes for the setting when a show has no fewer than half of the female Caucasian cast being blonde. It can include the whole Caucasian cast - and sometimes [[DarkSkinnedBlond more than that]], too. Similar to BlondeBrunetteRedhead, but on the other end of the scale. The thing is that film casters believe the audience finds blond hair to be beautiful, so if you want to be a movie star, it helps to look good with fair hair. It doesn't help that natural blonde tends to be darker with streaks of brown, whereas these ladies will have heads full of golden yellow hair that clearly came out of a bottle. They can range from identical twins to a bunch of unrelated characters.

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Where characters with fair hair can be seen more frequently than expected for what should be a melting pot population. Specifically, you can see a disproportionate number of blondes for the setting when a show has no fewer than half of the female Caucasian cast being blonde. It can include the whole Caucasian cast - and sometimes [[DarkSkinnedBlond more than that]], too. Similar to BlondeBrunetteRedhead, but on the other end of the scale. The thing is that film casters believe the audience finds blond hair to be beautiful, so if you want to be a movie star, it helps to look good with fair hair. It doesn't help that natural blonde tends to be darker with streaks of brown, whereas these ladies will have heads full of golden yellow hair that clearly came out of a bottle. They This situation can range from identical twins to be perfectly justifiable - a bunch of unrelated characters.
family drama where most family members have blonde hair - but usually is not.
18th Oct '15 10:50:00 AM nombretomado
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** PeterDavid poked fun at it by proposing a team up of two of the {{Supergirl}}s and PowerGirl [[http://www.peterdavid.net/archives/001127.html called "Blonde Justice"]]. Highly ironic since Peter David wrote the ''ComicBook/YoungJustice'' series in which all of the female teammates (Arrowette, Wondergirl, Secret) were blondes.

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** PeterDavid Creator/PeterDavid poked fun at it by proposing a team up of two of the {{Supergirl}}s ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}s and PowerGirl ComicBook/PowerGirl [[http://www.peterdavid.net/archives/001127.html called "Blonde Justice"]]. Highly ironic since Peter David wrote the ''ComicBook/YoungJustice'' series in which all of the female teammates (Arrowette, Wondergirl, Secret) were blondes.
10th Oct '15 9:57:32 AM nombretomado
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** ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'' also had three blondes at one point (ComicBook/BlackCanary bleaches her hair, but that's beside the point) and Dove's hair was change to white to better differentiate her. The [[{{New 52}} reboot version]] of the team is a complete inversion since the team only has one blonde (the aforementioned Black Canary, who's not even natural) and in fact has two redheads instead.
** At one point Supergirl, ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} and Wonder Girl were all blondes. Originally the three characters were a BlondeBrunetteRedhead group, and then for a while [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl2000}} Batgirl was the black-haired, half-Asian Cassandra Cain]], but when she retired from the position more than a few people noticed the UnfortunateImplications of having her be [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl2009}} replaced by the white, blonde Stephanie Brown]]. After the {{New 52}} reboot, [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl2011}} Batgirl is again the red-haired Barbara Gordon]]. Wonder Girl originally had black hair until her successor Cassandra Sandsmark was a blonde.

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** ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'' also had three blondes at one point (ComicBook/BlackCanary bleaches her hair, but that's beside the point) and Dove's hair was change to white to better differentiate her. The [[{{New [[ComicBook/{{New 52}} reboot version]] of the team is a complete inversion since the team only has one blonde (the aforementioned Black Canary, who's not even natural) and in fact has two redheads instead.
** At one point Supergirl, ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} and Wonder Girl were all blondes. Originally the three characters were a BlondeBrunetteRedhead group, and then for a while [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl2000}} Batgirl was the black-haired, half-Asian Cassandra Cain]], but when she retired from the position more than a few people noticed the UnfortunateImplications of having her be [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl2009}} replaced by the white, blonde Stephanie Brown]]. After the {{New ComicBook/{{New 52}} reboot, [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl2011}} Batgirl is again the red-haired Barbara Gordon]]. Wonder Girl originally had black hair until her successor Cassandra Sandsmark was a blonde.
5th Oct '15 5:26:38 PM 16teeth
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' is almost entirely populated by people with light hair of some variety, although given the limited graphics [[HairColorDissonance it's not always clear whether it's blonde or brown]]. Even Terra's [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair green]] hair is as light as most of the blondes'. Pretty much the only named character in the game with actually dark hair is Cyan.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' is almost entirely populated by people with light hair of some variety, although given the limited graphics [[HairColorDissonance it's not always clear whether it's blonde or brown]]. Even Terra's [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair green]] hair is as light as most of the blondes'. Pretty much the only named character in the game with actually dark hair is Cyan.Cyan (and no, he does 'not' have cyan coloured hair).
28th Apr '15 8:54:06 PM missmoon
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* Six of the eight white women from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', season three, are applicable. Four have bright blond hair and the two others have goldenrod hair. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] InUniverse by the blonde Meredith when she reunites with her ex, Nathan, and sees that he's accompanied by Tracy, who's also blonde.

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* Six of the eight white women from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', season three, are applicable. Four have bright blond hair and the two others have goldenrod hair. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] InUniverse by the blonde Meredith when she reunites with her ex, Nathan, and sees that he's accompanied by Tracy, who's also blonde.blonde. This also successfully hides the fact that Nathan and Meredith are Claire's biological parents because she's blonde as well.
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