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23rd Jul '17 11:40:51 AM XFllo
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* Another OlderThanPrint example is the 10th-or-11th-century Persian epic ''The Shahnameh'': [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman Princess Rudabeh]]—a sort of Middle-Eastern precursor to {{Rapunzel}}—has long black hair which she wears in perfumed braids, skin so pale as to merit comparisons to silver, and (at least going by the daffodil comparison) golden eyes.

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* Another OlderThanPrint example is From the 10th-or-11th-century Persian epic ''The Shahnameh'': [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman WorldsMostBeautifulWoman Princess Rudabeh]]—a Rudabeh — a sort of Middle-Eastern precursor to {{Rapunzel}}—has Rapunzel from the fairy-tale ''Literature/{{Rapunzel}}'' — has long black hair which she wears in perfumed braids, skin so pale as to merit comparisons to silver, and (at least going by the daffodil comparison) golden eyes.
22nd Jul '17 2:58:14 AM FarseerLolotea
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* Another OlderThanPrint example is the 10th-or-11th-century Persian epic ''The Shahnameh'': Princess Rudabeh—a sort of Middle-Eastern precursor to {{Rapunzel}}—has long black hair, skin so pale as to merit comparisons to silver, and golden eyes.

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* Another OlderThanPrint example is the 10th-or-11th-century Persian epic ''The Shahnameh'': [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman Princess Rudabeh—a Rudabeh]]—a sort of Middle-Eastern precursor to {{Rapunzel}}—has long black hair, hair which she wears in perfumed braids, skin so pale as to merit comparisons to silver, and (at least going by the daffodil comparison) golden eyes.
22nd Jul '17 2:52:51 AM FarseerLolotea
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* Another OlderThanPrint example is the 10th-or-11th-century Persian epic ''The Shahnameh'': Princess Rudabeh—a sort of Middle-Eastern precursor to {{Rapunzel}}—has long black hair, skin so pale as to merit comparisons to silver, and golden eyes.
26th Jun '17 5:01:49 AM XFllo
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If the heroine of a European fairy tale ''doesn't'' have [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold golden hair]] to emphasize her innocence, she will probably have gorgeous black hair and pale skin to emphasize her beauty. Commonly a requirement for the YamatoNadeshiko type and is also known as the Yamato Nadeshiko look. In fact, a Raven Haired, Ivory Skinned Yamato Nadeshiko is a stock character for the HaremGenre.

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If the heroine of a European fairy tale ''doesn't'' have [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold golden hair]] to emphasize her innocence, she will probably have gorgeous black hair and pale skin to emphasize her beauty. Many tragic heroines in 18th century Gothic Horror novels are described this way. Commonly a requirement for the YamatoNadeshiko type and is also known as the Yamato Nadeshiko look. In fact, a Raven Haired, Ivory Skinned Yamato Nadeshiko is a stock character for the HaremGenre.



* The protagonist Phèdre nó Delaunay and antagonist Melisande Shahrizai of the first trilogy of ''Literature/KushielsLegacy''. Phèdre describes her skin as being "a perfectly acceptable shade of ivory" and her hair as "sable-in-shadows." Melisande is described as having alabaster skin and hair so black that it gleams blue under light. Being D'Angeline they are automatically beautiful, but even among D'Angelines Phèdre is a highly desired courtesan and Melisande is regarded as being one of the most beautiful women alive. The kind of beautiful that inspires people to write poetry about her.
%%* Many tragic heroines in 18th century Gothic Horror novels are described this way.

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* ''Literature/KushielsLegacy''.
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The protagonist Phèdre nó Delaunay and antagonist Melisande Shahrizai of the first trilogy of ''Literature/KushielsLegacy''. Phèdre Delaunay. She describes her skin as being "a perfectly acceptable shade of ivory" and her hair as "sable-in-shadows." "sable-in-shadows". Being D'Angeline, she is automatically beautiful, However, even among D'Angelines, Phèdre is a highly desired courtesan.
** The antagonist
Melisande Shahrizai is described as having alabaster skin and hair so black that it gleams blue under light. Being D'Angeline they are automatically beautiful, but even among D'Angelines Phèdre is a highly desired courtesan and Melisande is regarded as being one of the most beautiful women alive. The kind of beautiful that inspires people to write poetry about her.
%%* Many tragic heroines in 18th century Gothic Horror novels are described this way.
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26th Jun '17 4:56:01 AM XFllo
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* Dark hair and pale skin in a trait that runs in the Halsing family in ''Literature/SummersAtCastleAuburn''. Elisandra, combining this coloring with her mother's delicate features, is a celebrated court beauty. Corie, though rougher around the edges, also cleans up well and has many suitors when she is old enough for the marriage market because of it. [[InhumanlyBeautifulRace For inhuman characters]], the aliora queen Rowena is so pale as to be almost white of skin with black hair. Other aliora regard her as being the epitome of their race in beauty.
* Lissar and her mother in ''Literature/{{Deerskin}}'' have this coloring. The queen was celebrated throughout seven kingdoms as the most beautiful woman in the world, particularly for her black hair with red tones. Her daughter Lissar greatly resembles her as she grows older. That resemblance is unfortunately her undoing when her [[ParentalIncest father decides to marry her.]]

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* Dark ''Literature/SummersAtCastleAuburn'':
** Elisandra has this black and white coloring as dark
hair and pale skin in a trait that runs in the Halsing family in ''Literature/SummersAtCastleAuburn''. Elisandra, combining this coloring family) It's combined with her mother's delicate features, and she is a celebrated court beauty. Corie, though beauty.
** Corie is Elisandra's sister and also has fair skin and dark hair. She is
rougher around the edges, but she also cleans up well and has many suitors when she is old enough for the marriage market because of it. market.
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[[InhumanlyBeautifulRace For inhuman characters]], the aliora queen Rowena is so pale as to be almost white of skin with black hair. Other aliora regard her as being the epitome of their race in beauty.
* Lissar and her mother in ''Literature/{{Deerskin}}'' have this coloring. coloring.
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The queen queen, Lissar's mother, was celebrated throughout seven kingdoms as the most beautiful woman in the world, particularly for her black hair with red tones. Her fair complexion adds to her famous beauty.
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daughter Lissar greatly resembles her as she grows older.older, both with her dakr hair and her pale skin. That resemblance is unfortunately her undoing when her [[ParentalIncest father decides to marry her.]]



* Literature/AnitaBlake has dark brown eyes, black curly hair, and very pale skin. Her vampire lover Jean-Claude even comments that she is almost as pale as he is. In ''Burnt Offerings'' she mentions wearing bright red lipstick because her appearance is already one of strong, contrasting colors.

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* Literature/AnitaBlake ''Literature/AnitaBlake'': Anita Blake has dark brown eyes, black curly hair, and very pale skin. Her vampire lover Jean-Claude even comments that she is almost as pale as he is. In ''Burnt Offerings'' she mentions wearing bright red lipstick because her appearance is already one of strong, contrasting colors.



** Jerin Whistler has clear, pale skin, blue eyes, and long black hair.

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** Jerin Whistler has clear, pale skin, blue eyes, and long black hair.hair, and is regarded beautiful.



* Trolls in ''Literature/MaledictionTrilogy'' always have pale skin and black hair. And while some of them are disfigured due to 500 years of inbreeding, [[TheProtagonist prince Tristan]] is described as full of unearthly beauty, and so is his best friend Anais.

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* Trolls in ''Literature/MaledictionTrilogy'' always have pale skin and black hair. And while some of them are disfigured due to 500 years of inbreeding, [[TheProtagonist prince Tristan]] is described as full of unearthly beauty, and so is his beauty.
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best friend Anais.Anais.
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26th Jun '17 4:42:06 AM XFllo
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* Whitney from ''Series/EastEnders''

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%% * Whitney from ''Series/EastEnders''
26th Jun '17 4:39:04 AM XFllo
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* In ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'', Winnowill is so pale her skin appears white in the simplified comic graphics, has long black hair, and is exceptionally beautiful even for an elf. (Some other elves also qualify, but she's one of the characters that get most screentime, and whose beauty is not just taken for granted.)
* Death and Desire from ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' qualify (two other members of the Endless have the right hair and skin for it, but Morpheus is extremely gaunt and LooksLikeCesare and Despair is a {{Gonk}}); Death was based on a myth (Kabbalistic, I think) in which the Angel of Death appears to the deceased as a woman so beautiful [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer their]] soul leaves their body in ecstasy, and, being [[YourHeartsDesire the personification of desire]] and all, Desire is ([[InformedAttractiveness supposed to be]]) the embodiment of perfect androgynous beauty.

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* In ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'', Winnowill is so pale her skin appears white in the simplified comic graphics, has long black hair, and is exceptionally beautiful even for an elf. (Some other elves also qualify, but she's She's one of the characters that get most screentime, screentime and whose her beauty is not just taken for granted.)
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* Death and Desire from ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' qualify (two other members of the Endless have the right hair and skin for it, but Morpheus is extremely gaunt and LooksLikeCesare and Despair is a {{Gonk}}); ''ComicBook/TheSandman'':
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Death was based on a myth (Kabbalistic, I think) in which the Angel of Death appears to the deceased as a woman so beautiful [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer their]] their soul leaves their body in ecstasy, and, being ecstasy. Death is very pale and has black hair, and nearly everyone in universe agrees that she is the most attractive woman in the series.
** Desire is
[[YourHeartsDesire the personification of desire]] and all, Desire the character is ([[InformedAttractiveness supposed to be]]) the embodiment of perfect androgynous beauty.beauty. Although it can change appearances as it wishes, we usually see Desire as an attractive androgynous person with dark hair and pale skin.
23rd Jun '17 1:59:27 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''VideoGame/Persona4'', Yukiko Amagi has fair skin and long black hair. She gathers quite a fan club because of her looks. Hell, her name can be read as ''[[MeaningfulName Snow ]]'' in the original kanji.

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* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'':
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In ''VideoGame/Persona4'', Yukiko Amagi has fair skin and long black hair. She gathers quite a fan club because of her looks. Hell, her name can be read as ''[[MeaningfulName Snow ]]'' in the original kanji.kanji.
** In ''VideoGame/Persona5'', Hifumi Togo also has fair skin and long black hair (styled similarly to Yukiko's, at that), and is as much famed for her beauty as she is for her shogi skills.
12th Jun '17 4:44:54 PM TropeSpotter
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* Whitney from ''Series/EastEnders''
10th Jun '17 7:30:05 AM NNinja
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* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'' a YamatoNadeshiko Iris has black hair, bright skin and is called beautiful by Laurice and [[LesYay Maya]].
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