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17th Jul '16 6:21:55 AM jormis29
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* There's also the myth that red hair is the mark of [[CainAndAbel Cain]], which serves to very visibly brand redheads as [[InTheBlood his descendants]]. Like redheads didn't already have [[AcceptableEthnicTargets enough problems]]. Although that does pose the question of whether or not all of a redheads' ancestors who ''didn't'' [[FridgeLogic have red hair happened to be of Cain's lineage]] and, if they aren't, how the hell that works. Perhaps [[DidntThinkThisThrough all redheads are actually adopted]].

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* There's also the myth that red hair is the mark of [[CainAndAbel Cain]], which serves to very visibly brand redheads as [[InTheBlood [[TheDescendantsOfCain his descendants]]. Like redheads didn't already have [[AcceptableEthnicTargets enough problems]]. Although that does pose the question of whether or not all of a redheads' ancestors who ''didn't'' [[FridgeLogic have red hair happened to be of Cain's lineage]] and, if they aren't, how the hell that works. Perhaps [[DidntThinkThisThrough all redheads are actually adopted]].
15th Jul '16 2:33:16 AM Morgenthaler
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** According to Cartman, ginger children do not have souls and are likened to the undead. The parents of three ginger children act terrified when the boys talk to them about it and imply they may be [[ChangelingTale changelings]]. Kyle, though, is a RedHeadedHero. (Cartman calls him a "[[Franchise/{{Blade}} Daywalker]]," on the grounds that his hair makes him "half-ginger.")

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** According to Cartman, ginger children do not have souls and are likened to the undead. The parents of three ginger children act terrified when the boys talk to them about it and imply they may be [[ChangelingTale changelings]]. Kyle, though, is also a RedHeadedHero.redhead. (Cartman calls him a "[[Franchise/{{Blade}} Daywalker]]," on the grounds that his hair makes him "half-ginger.")
15th Jul '16 2:32:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[RedHeadedHero Will Vandom]] averts this in the original ComicBook/{{WITCH}} comics when her mother marries her history professor, Dean Collins. Will was ecstatic when the engagement was announced and she and Dean get along fairly well as it's her biological mother she actually fights with while her real father [[spoiler: tried to blackmail his ex-wife--while also trying to use Will against her.]]
15th Jul '16 2:12:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* Kyo Sohma from ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' could probably qualify as this ''and'' a RedheadedHero -- and is certainly unwanted by his (biological) father.

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* Kyo Sohma from ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' could probably qualify as this ''and'' a RedheadedHero -- and is certainly unwanted by his (biological) father.
8th Jul '16 6:57:53 PM ScotieRw
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* So Red hair only happens if both your parents have a gene. A family with the gene can go generations without red hair occurring due to no one having babies with someone who also has the genes. Now imagine you're back when this stuff wasn't known, and you or your wife has a child with red hair, despite neither you or your wife having red hair, and she swears to god on her life she did not cheat on you. What do you assume has happened? Probably that the child's a demon or has been replaced with a [[ChangelingTale fairy]].
2nd Jul '16 9:07:58 AM rjd1922
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* ''[[Film/CheaperByTheDozen Cheaper by the Dozen]]'' has Mark, the redhead with glasses who got his nickname, FedEx, 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 Mark, the redhead with glasses who got his nickname, FedEx, [=FedEx=], because his siblings tease him by saying the Fed-Ex truck dropped him off.
30th Jun '16 6:49:50 AM Morgenthaler
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See also WickedStepmother, HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood. Contrast RedheadedBully. If the redhead is made fun of for more than just her hair color it falls under RedheadsAreUncool.

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See also WickedStepmother, HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood. Contrast RedheadedBully. If the redhead is made fun of for more than just her hair color it falls under RedheadsAreUncool.
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.)
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