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16th Jun '18 3:52:50 PM fruitstripegum
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* Toy versions of [[ComicBook/SpiderMan]]'s black costume sometimes get this, as a pure black costume would be visually uninteresting and, apparently, toy designers get sick of blue highlights.

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* Toy versions of [[ComicBook/SpiderMan]]'s {{ComicBook/SpiderMan}}'s black costume sometimes get this, as a pure black costume would be visually uninteresting and, apparently, toy designers get sick of blue highlights.
16th Jun '18 3:52:30 PM fruitstripegum
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* Toy versions of Spider-Man's black costume sometimes get this, as a pure black costume would be visually uninteresting and, apparently, toy designers get sick of blue highlights.

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* Toy versions of Spider-Man's [[ComicBook/SpiderMan]]'s black costume sometimes get this, as a pure black costume would be visually uninteresting and, apparently, toy designers get sick of blue highlights.
16th Jun '18 3:20:07 PM fruitstripegum
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** Hino Rei is noticeably native Japanese (even though all but Aino Minako supposedly ''are''), with long black hair -- highlighted purple -- and a distinct epicanthic fold. This is very notorious since she is supposed to represent [[YamatoNadeshiko classical Japanese beauty]] which consists in [[RavenHairIvoryskin pale skin and black hair]]. On the other hand, Chiba Mamoru's hair is often straight black, but when highlighted, tends to be highlighted blue.

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** Hino Rei is noticeably native Japanese (even though all but Aino Minako supposedly ''are''), with long black hair -- highlighted purple -- and a distinct epicanthic fold. This is very notorious since she is supposed to represent [[YamatoNadeshiko classical Japanese beauty]] which consists in of [[RavenHairIvoryskin pale skin and black hair]]. On the other hand, Chiba Mamoru's hair is often straight black, but when highlighted, tends to be highlighted blue.



* Very common in anime, where dark purple/blue will be intended to be black. Official sources will also almost always list the hair color as being black. A popular examples is Tomoya from ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}''.
* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Shampoo's hair is shown on covers to be black, or at least very dark blue. In the anime, it is purple.

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* Very common in anime, where dark purple/blue will be intended to be black. Official sources will also almost always list the hair color as being black. A popular examples example is Tomoya from ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}''.
* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Shampoo's hair is shown on the covers to be black, or at least very dark blue. In the anime, it is purple.
17th May '18 1:52:09 PM DouglasFir
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Much like HollywoodDarkness, purple is often used as a stand-in for black in comics and animation. This is predominantly because purple is easier to shade quickly and thus give the appearance of three-dimensionality; solid black objects in animation (and RealLife; see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vantablack Vantablack]]) lack contours and look very flat.

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Much like HollywoodDarkness, purple is often used as a stand-in for black in comics and animation. This is predominantly because purple is easier to shade quickly and thus give the appearance of three-dimensionality; solid black objects in animation (and RealLife; see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vantablack Vantablack]]) lack contours and look very flat.
flat. Black is also difficult to work with when PowerGlows because black is the color that absorbs all colors of light.


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** Inverted with the White Ranger from ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaSteel''. When the Rangers morph, they have color-coded backgrounds, with hers being purple.


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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTeddyRuxpin'': Aspiring villain Tweeg wears a dark purple robe. The ambiguity of purple is fitting for a guy who [[EvilWearsBlack wants to be villain]] but [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain never quite makes it]].
30th Mar '18 8:27:53 PM TheAlchemyst
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', damaging or debuffing abilities used by your team are usually purple, including Zenyatta's [[DamageIncreasingDebuff Orb of Discord]] and Moira's damaging [[PinballProjectile Biotic Orb]].
14th Mar '18 5:43:18 PM KBABZ
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* ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'', to save on expensive black ink and to go with any LighterAndSofter tones, has often been depicted with a blue cape, cowl, gloves and boots. [[WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie And sometimes really, really dark grey]].
25th Feb '18 6:37:25 PM darkemyst
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* ''WebAnimation/MysterySkullsAnimated'': Well, more like fuchsia & other magenta shades are the new black, but the ghost is associated with the color, which also matches other supernatural phenomena within the HauntedHouse.
17th Feb '18 3:29:25 PM fruitstripegum
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* Ravage, the stealthy jaguar whose colors traditionally are black with either red or yellow highlights, has recently been getting purple highlights on his figures. His abilities have always been explicitly shadow-based, and it seems like designers are taking it to the next level.

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* Ravage, [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Ravage]], the stealthy jaguar whose colors traditionally are black with either red or yellow highlights, has recently been getting purple highlights on his figures. His abilities have always been explicitly shadow-based, and it seems like designers are taking it to the next level.
17th Feb '18 2:29:51 PM fruitstripegum
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* Very common in anime, where dark purple/blue will be intended to be black. Official sources will also almost always list the hair color as being black. A ppular examples is Tomoya from ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}''.

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* Very common in anime, where dark purple/blue will be intended to be black. Official sources will also almost always list the hair color as being black. A ppular popular examples is Tomoya from ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}''.
17th Feb '18 2:17:46 PM fruitstripegum
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* In some parts of the series, Misaki in ''Maid-sama!'' looks like she either has purple or black hair. The lighting for the episode changes so much, you could argue for either being her hair color.

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* In some parts of the series, Misaki in ''Maid-sama!'' ''Manga/MaidSama'' looks like she either has purple or black hair. The lighting for the episode changes so much, you could argue for either being her hair color.
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