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4th Dec '17 3:59:15 AM LondonKdS
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* James Lee Burke's Louisiana detective character Dave Robicheaux has a white streak in his hair that got him the nickname "Streak" as a young man. It's due to malnutrition during his very impoverished childhood.
28th Oct '17 4:39:43 AM Minni128
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* True to canon, Ryuuko in Webcomic/KillLaKillAU has a red streak (or patch, depending on her hairstyle at the time) of red in her otherwise black hair. Similarly, Satsuki was shown with streaks of grey in hair, however, one of them is dyed blue and the rest are dyed black.

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* True to canon, Ryuuko in Webcomic/KillLaKillAU ''Webcomic/KillLaKillAU'' has a red streak (or patch, depending on her hairstyle at the time) of red in her otherwise black hair. Similarly, Satsuki was shown with streaks of grey in hair, however, one of them is dyed blue and the rest are dyed black.
19th Oct '17 11:33:50 PM PaulA
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* The protagonist of the Creator/LarryNiven ''Literature/KnownSpace'' story "A Relic of the Empire" lost his fortune and began to get gray hair before he could once again afford anti-aging drugs. After rejuvenating, he discovered that the gray streaks gave him a distinguished look that attracted the ladies and started dyeing them back in.

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* The protagonist of the Creator/LarryNiven ''Literature/KnownSpace'' story "A Relic of the Empire" "Literature/ARelicOfTheEmpire" lost his fortune and began to get gray hair before he could once again afford anti-aging drugs. After rejuvenating, he discovered that the gray streaks gave him a distinguished look that attracted the ladies and started dyeing them back in.
17th Oct '17 5:08:59 PM FF32
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** Songbird, in the Comicbook/{{Thunderbolts}}, has red (or pink) streaks in white hair.
** Jericho Drumm, a.k.a. Brother Voodoo, has white hair at the crown of his head and black elsewhere. Coupled with [[DreadlockRasta dreadlocks]].
* Franchise/DCUniverse
** In the Franchise/DCUniverse, resurrection in a Lazarus Pit always causes a white streak, though some people (like the Riddler) hide it with dye. As a result, ComicBook/RasAlGhul has two thin streaks of gray in his black hair -- it's hinted that he keeps them because he likes how they looks. This is kept in all his incarnations. It even became a sort of {{Foreshadowing}} in a ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' episode in [[spoiler: which [[GrandTheftMe "Talia"]] lets Bruce try the Lazarus pits, and she remarks that Young!Old!Bruce's similar greying pattern is "Quite dignified"]]; Bruce also gets the stripe in ''ComicBook/SupermanAndBatmanGenerations'' when Ra's convinces him to use the Pit.
** Jason Todd sports his own stripe after his resurrection in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood''.
** The Franchise/{{Batman}} villain Ten-Eyed-Man has a large streak of white in his black hair.
** Roxy "Freefall" Spaulding of ''ComicBook/{{Gen 13}}'' is a brunette with pinkish-purple forelocks.
** ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'':
*** [[DaEditor Perry White]] has worn one for as long as he's existed. He's one of the most iconic wearers of the stripe.
*** Older versions of ComicBook/{{Superman}}.
*** The ComicBook/PostCrisis replacement for the Golden Age version in the ''ComicBook/AllStarSquadron'' sequel series ''The Young All-Stars'', "Iron" Munro, has a white stripe on the top part of his black hair.
** ''ComicBook/GreenLantern''
*** Older versons of Hal Jordan have white/grey streaks at their temples. The mainstream version of the character also had them for a while. Originally, it was supposed to be age, later retconned as a premature stress induced greying brought on by Parallax (Infection by a being of pure fear turning his hair white) and fixed when he was resurrected.
*** Repeated, complete with a true Skunk Stripe along the middle, when [[spoiler:Kyle Rayner becomes Parallax]].
** Both Jason Blood and the original Jim Corrigan had/have a white Skunk Stripe on dark auburn hair. In both cases, it's from exposure to Powers Greater Than Mortal Man -- but at opposite ends of the spectrum (Blood is bonded to the Demon ComicBook/{{Etrigan}}, while Corrigan was the host for ComicBook/TheSpectre). AFAIK, they never showed up in the same scene.
** Abigail Arcane from ''Comicbook/SwampThing'' inverts this -- black streaks on white hair.
** The version of Eurydice in ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' has Abigail's hairstyle, but with white streaks on black hair.
** Domino, a recurring FemmeFatale from the Evanier/Spiegle run of ComicBook/{{Blackhawk}}, has black hair with a prominent white streak.
** Lyle Foccart, the second Invisible Kid in ''Comicbook/LegionOfSuperheroes'' has a white stripe down the centre of his hair. Originally, this was caused by [[LockedIntoStrangeness an encounter with Darkseid]], but in the Reboot Legion, flashbacks show he had it from a very early age.
** Crime Syndicate member Superwoman had a streak of white in her black hair during her Pre-Crisis appearances.



* In the Franchise/DCUniverse, resurrection in a Lazarus Pit always causes a white streak, though some people (like the Riddler) hide it with dye. As a result, ComicBook/RasAlGhul has two thin streaks of gray in his black hair -- it's hinted that he keeps them because he likes how they looks. This is kept in all his incarnations. It even became a sort of {{Foreshadowing}} in a ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' episode in [[spoiler: which [[GrandTheftMe "Talia"]] lets Bruce try the Lazarus pits, and she remarks that Young!Old!Bruce's similar greying pattern is "Quite dignified"]]; Bruce also gets the stripe in ''ComicBook/SupermanAndBatmanGenerations'' when Ra's convinces him to use the Pit.
* Jason Todd sports his own stripe after his resurrection in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood''.
* The Franchise/{{Batman}} villain Ten-Eyed-Man has a large streak of white in his black hair.
* Roxy "Freefall" Spaulding of ''ComicBook/{{Gen 13}}'' is a brunette with pinkish-purple forelocks.
* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'':
** [[DaEditor Perry White]] has worn one for as long as he's existed. He's one of the most iconic wearers of the stripe.
** Older versions of ComicBook/{{Superman}}.
** The ComicBook/PostCrisis replacement for the Golden Age version in the ''ComicBook/AllStarSquadron'' sequel series ''The Young All-Stars'', "Iron" Munro, has a white stripe on the top part of his black hair.
* ''ComicBook/GreenLantern''
** Older versons of Hal Jordan have white/grey streaks at their temples. The mainstream version of the character also had them for a while. Originally, it was supposed to be age, later retconned as a premature stress induced greying brought on by Parallax (Infection by a being of pure fear turning his hair white) and fixed when he was resurrected.
** Repeated, complete with a true Skunk Stripe along the middle, when [[spoiler:Kyle Rayner becomes Parallax]].
* Songbird, in the Comicbook/{{Thunderbolts}}, has red (or pink) streaks in white hair.
* Both Jason Blood and the original Jim Corrigan had/have a white Skunk Stripe on dark auburn hair. In both cases, it's from exposure to Powers Greater Than Mortal Man -- but at opposite ends of the spectrum (Blood is bonded to the Demon ComicBook/{{Etrigan}}, while Corrigan was the host for ComicBook/TheSpectre). AFAIK, they never showed up in the same scene.



* Abigail Arcane from ''Comicbook/SwampThing'' inverts this -- black streaks on white hair.
* The version of Eurydice in ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' has Abigail's hairstyle, but with white streaks on black hair.



* Domino, a recurring FemmeFatale from the Evanier/Spiegle run of ComicBook/{{Blackhawk}}, has black hair with a prominent white streak.
* Jericho Drumm, a.k.a. Brother Voodoo, has white hair at the crown of his head and black elsewhere. Coupled with [[DreadlockRasta dreadlocks]].



* Lyle Foccart, the second Invisible Kid in ''Comicbook/LegionOfSuperheroes'' has a white stripe down the centre of his hair. Originally, this was caused by [[LockedIntoStrangeness an encounter with Darkseid]], but in the Reboot Legion, flashbacks show he had it from a very early age.
* Crime Syndicate member Superwoman had a streak of white in her black hair during her Pre-Crisis appearances.
12th Oct '17 9:01:50 PM PaulA
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* The protagonist of the Creator/LarryNiven story "Relic of Empire" lost his fortune and began to get gray hair before he could once again afford anti-aging drugs. After rejuvenating, he discovered that the gray streaks gave him a distinguished look that attracted the ladies and started dyeing them back in.

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* The protagonist of the Creator/LarryNiven ''Literature/KnownSpace'' story "Relic "A Relic of the Empire" lost his fortune and began to get gray hair before he could once again afford anti-aging drugs. After rejuvenating, he discovered that the gray streaks gave him a distinguished look that attracted the ladies and started dyeing them back in.
8th Oct '17 2:06:47 PM nombretomado
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* On ''[[RuPaulsDragRace RuPaul's Drag Race]]'', this was the signature look of Season 3 runner-up Manila Luzon.

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* On ''[[RuPaulsDragRace RuPaul's Drag Race]]'', ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'', this was the signature look of Season 3 runner-up Manila Luzon.
24th Sep '17 8:34:39 PM Scsigs
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* Jack Barakat of Music/AllTimeLow has had this be part of his hairstyle for many years.
19th Sep '17 11:25:30 AM Beacon80
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* In ''Series/IZombie'', a Skunk Stripe and a craving for brains are the first symptoms of a zombie infection. The rest of the hair turns white shortly after.
14th Sep '17 5:42:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* Paul "Paulie Walnuts" Gualtieri in ''Series/TheSopranos'' has two stripes of white at his temples, but the hair in the middle is dark -- almost black -- and there's not much transition between the two. In keeping with the trope, Paulie is probably the biggest jerk to grace the Soprano family after [[BaldOfEvil Ralph Cifaretto]] Little Paulie (Paulie's nephew at first, then first cousin) possesses one in all his appearances keeping up with the family.

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* Paul "Paulie Walnuts" Gualtieri in ''Series/TheSopranos'' has two stripes of white at his temples, but the hair in the middle is dark -- almost black -- and there's not much transition between the two. In keeping with the trope, Paulie is probably the biggest jerk to grace the Soprano family after [[BaldOfEvil Ralph Cifaretto]] Cifaretto]]. Little Paulie (Paulie's nephew at first, then first cousin) possesses one in all his appearances keeping up with the family.
19th Aug '17 2:36:05 PM DarkPhoenix94
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** [[ComicBook/XMan Nate Grey]], another X-Man, also has white in his otherwise light brown hair.

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** [[ComicBook/XMan Nate Grey]], another X-Man, also has white in his otherwise light brown hair. When Cable, his 616 counterpart, physically regressed to his teenage years, it became clear that this was a natural development. Amusingly enough, he had something of a [[LikeBrotherAndSister big sister/little brother relationship]] with Rogue.
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