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29th May '16 4:32:08 PM Katsuhagi
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* Averted and then inverted in [[http://phobs.deviantart.com/gallery/ Phobs's]] Mongol comics. [[UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan Temujin]] is red-haired with dark-haired brothers, which goes unremarked upon. Three of his sons are also depicted as redheads, while Jochi, the only one whose paternity is in question, has dark hair.

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* Averted and then inverted in [[http://phobs.deviantart.com/gallery/ Phobs's]] Mongol comics. [[UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan Temujin]] is red-haired with dark-haired brothers, which goes unremarked upon. Three of his sons are also depicted as redheads, while Jochi, [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe the only one whose paternity is in question, question]], has dark hair.


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* Princess Tamaura of ''{{Webcomic/Blindsprings}}'' is conspicuously the only redheaded [[http://www.blindsprings.com/comic/blindsprings-page-seventy-eight in her dark-haired family]], and a flashback shows people at court muttering behind her back about her being a bastard, strongly implying she didn't have the same father as her other sisters. Her sister Aliana also resented her for taking her position as priestess, adding more to this trope.
15th May '16 5:03:59 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', [[spoiler:the titular character's mother, Kushina Uzumaki]] went through this as a child (red hair is later revealed to be symbolic of her clan). She grew to hate her hair color until her future husband complimented it.

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', [[spoiler:the titular character's mother, Kushina Uzumaki]] went through this as a child (red hair is later revealed to be symbolic of her clan). She grew to hate her hair color [[HeroesWantRedheads until her future husband complimented it.it]].
12th May '16 1:11:25 PM DaibhidC
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* The phrase is referenced in Kim Newman's ''Literature/TheSecretsOfDrearcliffGrangeSchool'', when Desdemona House (the school house with the DifferentlyPoweredIndividuals) are called the "red-headed stepchildren" of the school. (This also ties into a gag where the other houses are defined as [[Music/TheSpiceGirls "sporty", "scary", "babies" and "posh"]] - they're the "ginger" house.)
3rd May '16 8:04:47 PM GreatWyrmGold
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* In ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'', Gojyo is his family's literal version, raised by his stepmother who hated the color red because it reminded her of him, and thus of her husband's affair. The red hair and eyes are proof that he's a [[HalfHumanHybrid half-breed]]; these are considered an abomination and extremely unlucky.

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* In ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'', Gojyo is his family's literal version, raised by his stepmother who hated the color red because it reminded her of him, and thus of her husband's affair. The red hair and eyes [[RedEyesTakeWarning eyes]] are proof that he's a [[HalfHumanHybrid half-breed]]; these are considered an abomination and extremely unlucky.



* Apparently averted in ''Webcomic/Wildelife''. Though Cliff is literally a red headed step-child, his mother at least is very loving. We have yet to see his step-dad, though.

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* Apparently averted in ''Webcomic/Wildelife''.''{{Webcomic/Wildelife}}''. Though Cliff is literally a red headed step-child, his mother at least is very loving. We have yet to see his step-dad, though.


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** 18 considered making a "soulless machine" joke when she saw that 16 had red hair. [[EveryoneHasStandards She decided that such a joke was beneath her.]]
13th Apr '16 7:49:02 AM Piando
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* ''WebOriginal/DragonBallAbridged'': Cell refers to Android 16 (who is actually a redhead) as the red-headed stepchild of their little "family", as unlike their "siblings" 17 and 18, 16 wasn't activated in the original BadFuture (which Cell comes from), is purely mechanical (unlike 17 and 18 (cyborgs) or Cell ([[OrganicTechnology biomechanical]])), and wasn't intended to be absorbed by Cell like 17 and 18 were.

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* ''WebOriginal/DragonBallAbridged'': ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'': Cell refers to Android 16 (who is actually a redhead) as the red-headed stepchild of their little "family", as unlike their "siblings" 17 and 18, 16 wasn't activated in the original BadFuture (which Cell comes from), is purely mechanical (unlike 17 and 18 (cyborgs) or Cell ([[OrganicTechnology biomechanical]])), and wasn't intended to be absorbed by Cell like 17 and 18 were.
11th Apr '16 9:53:18 AM Pichu-kun
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* As shown above, Annie from ''ComicBook/LittleOrphanAnnie'' suffered mockery for her curly red hair. The SettingUpdate film ''Film/{{Annie 2014}}'' [[RaceLift race lifts]] Annie into being a little Black girl with curly hair for a similar effect in modern culture.

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* As shown above, Annie from ''ComicBook/LittleOrphanAnnie'' ''ComicStrip/LittleOrphanAnnie'' suffered mockery for her curly red hair. The SettingUpdate film ''Film/{{Annie 2014}}'' [[RaceLift race lifts]] {{race lift}}s Annie into being a little Black back girl with curly hair for a similar effect in modern culture.
27th Mar '16 6:50:39 PM akaun6899
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* ''[[Film/CheaperByTheDozen Cheaper by the Dozen]]'' has Fed-Ex, the redhead with glasses who got his nickname because his siblings tease him by saying the Fed-Ex truck dropped him off.

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* ''[[Film/CheaperByTheDozen Cheaper by the Dozen]]'' has Fed-Ex, Mark, the redhead with glasses who got his nickname nickname, FedEx, because his siblings tease him by saying the Fed-Ex truck dropped him off.
16th Mar '16 4:47:59 AM DannWoolf
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* ''WebOriginal/DragonBallAbridged: Cell refers to Android 16 (who is actually a redhead) as the red-headed stepchild of their little "family", as unlike their "siblings" 17 and 18, 16 wasn't activated in the original BadFuture (which Cell comes from), is purely mechanical (unlike 17 and 18 (cyborgs) or Cell ([[OrganicTechnology biomechanical]])), and wasn't intended to be absorbed by Cell like 17 and 18 were.

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* ''WebOriginal/DragonBallAbridged: ''WebOriginal/DragonBallAbridged'': Cell refers to Android 16 (who is actually a redhead) as the red-headed stepchild of their little "family", as unlike their "siblings" 17 and 18, 16 wasn't activated in the original BadFuture (which Cell comes from), is purely mechanical (unlike 17 and 18 (cyborgs) or Cell ([[OrganicTechnology biomechanical]])), and wasn't intended to be absorbed by Cell like 17 and 18 were.
16th Mar '16 4:47:23 AM DannWoolf
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* ''[[WebOriginal/DragonBallAbridged]]: Cell refers to Android 16 (who is actually a redhead) as the red-headed stepchild of their little "family", as unlike their "siblings" 17 and 18, 16 wasn't activated in the original BadFuture (which Cell comes from), is purely mechanical (unlike 17 and 18 (cyborgs) or Cell ([[OrganicTechnology biomechanical]])), and wasn't intended by Gero
to be absorbed by Cell like 17 and 18 were.

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* ''[[WebOriginal/DragonBallAbridged]]: ''WebOriginal/DragonBallAbridged: Cell refers to Android 16 (who is actually a redhead) as the red-headed stepchild of their little "family", as unlike their "siblings" 17 and 18, 16 wasn't activated in the original BadFuture (which Cell comes from), is purely mechanical (unlike 17 and 18 (cyborgs) or Cell ([[OrganicTechnology biomechanical]])), and wasn't intended by Gero
to be absorbed by Cell like 17 and 18 were.
16th Mar '16 4:46:18 AM DannWoolf
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** In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout2}}'', the same dialogue is present as a random enemy taunt.

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** In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout2}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'', the same dialogue is present as a random enemy taunt.
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