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3rd Feb '18 5:32:15 AM JackG
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* John Reese from ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', though given that he's inhabiting a WorldOfSnark, he's just as likely to be described as "Tall, Dark and Deranged" by the likes of [[TheNicknamer Detective Fusco]].

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* John Reese from ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', though given that he's inhabiting a WorldOfSnark, he's just as likely to be described as "Tall, Dark and Deranged" by the likes of [[TheNicknamer Detective Fusco]]. In later seasons he gets some grey in his hair, so the SilverFox trope is used instead.
19th Jan '18 6:43:28 PM merotoker
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* [[spoiler:Neil Dylandy, the first]] Lockon Stratos from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', might fit, however, [[spoiler: he is a {{revenge}}-obsessed individual. His BackupTwin Lyle might fit more.]]

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* [[spoiler:Neil Dylandy, the first]] Lockon Stratos from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', might fit, however, [[spoiler: he is a {{revenge}}-obsessed individual. His BackupTwin Lyle might fit more.]]more]].



* Sebastian Michaelis aka the "Manga/BlackButler"

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* Sebastian Michaelis aka the "Manga/BlackButler""Manga/BlackButler".



* All South Park fanfic writers make Craig Tucker this in all fanfics and fanarts, especially in the AU High School fics.

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* All South Park ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' fanfic writers make Craig Tucker this in all fanfics and fanarts, especially in the AU High School fics.



* [[Characters/MCULoki Loki]] from ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse''. This serves to mildly emphasize the differences between him and the rest of his family. Where they are muscular, swarthy and light-haired, Loki is lithe, black-haired and pale.

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* [[Characters/MCULoki Loki]] from the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse''. This serves to mildly emphasize the differences between him and the rest of his family. Where they are muscular, swarthy and light-haired, Loki is lithe, black-haired and pale.



* Woody Allen's ''Film/YouWillMeetATallDarkStranger'' parodies this trope in the title.

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* Woody Allen's Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Film/YouWillMeetATallDarkStranger'' parodies this trope in the title.



* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Snape is an aversion; he's tall and dark, but the author never describes him as handsome, even emphasizing his greasy hair and other less-than-desirable features. After the casting of Creator/AlanRickman as Snape in TheMovieOfTheBook however, he got his share of rabid {{Fan Girl}}s who do see him as TallDarkAndHandsome.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Snape is an aversion; he's tall and dark, but the author never describes him as handsome, even emphasizing his greasy hair and other less-than-desirable features. After the casting of Creator/AlanRickman as Snape in TheMovieOfTheBook however, he got his share of rabid {{Fan Girl}}s who do see him as TallDarkAndHandsome.this way.



* [[Wrestling/FergalDevitt Prince Devitt]] was one of the most popular foreign wrestlers in Japan but despite being the definition of tall dark and handsome, he was put under a mask and the second Pegasus Kid. When he unmasked, it wasn't too long before he joined the evil Control Terrorism Unit in Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling. However, in some other promotions he was allowed to both use his real Irish identity and remain a beloved crowd favorite, but New Japan was the biggest promotion during his stay there he ended up founding so most people know evil Devitt. He ended up leaving the CTU stable and becoming part of a face tag team for a few years, so NJPW fans know the babyface also, but then he turned heel again and formed Wrestling/BulletClub at the end of his tenure. Then he went to Wrestling/{{WWE NXT}} and became the GoodIsNotNice / DarkIsNotEvil babyface demon king Finn Bálor.[[/folder]]

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* [[Wrestling/FergalDevitt Prince Devitt]] was one of the most popular foreign wrestlers in Japan but despite being the definition of tall dark tall, dark, and handsome, handsome he was put under a mask and the second Pegasus Kid. When he unmasked, it wasn't too long before he joined the evil Control Terrorism Unit in Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling. However, in some other promotions he was allowed to both use his real Irish identity and remain a beloved crowd favorite, but New Japan was the biggest promotion during his stay there he ended up founding so most people know evil Devitt. He ended up leaving the CTU stable and becoming part of a face tag team for a few years, so NJPW fans know the babyface also, but then he turned heel again and formed the Wrestling/BulletClub at the end of his tenure. Then he went to Wrestling/{{WWE NXT}} and became the GoodIsNotNice / DarkIsNotEvil babyface demon king Finn Bálor.[[/folder]]



* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', where Pearl, in "The Chaperone", refers to her ex-boyfriend as "long, tan and handsome". Yes, he does [[spoiler: turn out to be a complete dork]].

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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', where Pearl, in "The Chaperone", refers to her ex-boyfriend as "long, tan and handsome". Yes, he does [[spoiler: turn out to be a complete dork]].



* Kurama, Yusuke, and Karasu in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''.
** Donít forget about Kuronue. He was also in the possession of a very NiceHat, which really just cemented the deal.

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* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'':
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Kurama, Yusuke, and Karasu in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''.
Karasu.
** Donít forget about Kuronue. He Kuronue was also in the possession of a very NiceHat, which really just cemented the deal.



* [[MrFanservice Sinbad]] from ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'', and ''how''. Not only does he exhibit all of the aesthetic features of this trope, his presence itself constantly attracts beautiful girls to the point where just sitting still for a second will get him a [[SexyManInstantHarem harem]]. This does not go unnoticed by the other, less TallDarkAndHandsome characters.

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* [[MrFanservice Sinbad]] from ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'', and ''how''. Not only does he exhibit all of the aesthetic features of this trope, his presence itself constantly attracts beautiful girls to the point where just sitting still for a second will get him a [[SexyManInstantHarem harem]]. This does not go unnoticed by the other, less TallDarkAndHandsome tall, dark, and handsome characters.



** This is ''Creator/{{CLAMP}}''...TallDarkAndHandsome is their specialty.

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** This is ''Creator/{{CLAMP}}''...TallDarkAndHandsome tall, dark, and handsome is their specialty.



* Bruce Wayne, ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}''. Money is not the only reason Bats is surrounded by women.
* ''ComicBook/{{Blacksad}}'': John Blacksad is tall, a black cat, and constantly being eyed by most females. Add to that his [[DarkAndTroubledPast mysterious]] nature and you have an archetypal Tall, Dark, And Handsome character.
* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', despite all that ClarkKenting he does to make himself look geeky and awkward, the true Superman is quite a {{hunk}}.

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* Bruce Wayne, ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}''.''Franchise/{{Batman}}''. Money is not the only reason Bats is surrounded by women.
* ''ComicBook/{{Blacksad}}'': John Blacksad is tall, a black cat, and constantly being eyed by most females. Add to that his [[DarkAndTroubledPast mysterious]] nature and you have an archetypal Tall, Dark, And Handsome tall, dark, and handsome character.
* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'': despite all that ClarkKenting he does to make himself look geeky and awkward, the true Superman is quite a {{hunk}}.



* Creator/DanielDayLewis as [[SupportingLeader Hawkeye]] in ''Film/LastOfTheMohicans''.
** Creator/EricSchweig as Uncas too for that matter.

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* Creator/DanielDayLewis as [[SupportingLeader Hawkeye]] in ''Film/LastOfTheMohicans''.
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''Film/LastOfTheMohicans''. Creator/EricSchweig as Uncas too for that matter.



* {{DC Extended Universe}}:

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* {{DC Extended Universe}}:Film/DCExtendedUniverse:



* Aragorn from ''LordOfTheRings'' - although when we first meet him, he is said to 'look foul and feel fair.'

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* Aragorn from ''LordOfTheRings'' ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' - although when we first meet him, he is said to 'look foul and feel fair.'



* Jason from 'Series/'MightyMorphinPowerRangers''.

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* Jason from 'Series/'MightyMorphinPowerRangers''.''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''.



* Lancelot from ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', whose colouring makes him a perfect visual counterpoint to golden-haired, blue-eyed Arthur.

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* Lancelot from ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'', whose colouring makes him a perfect visual counterpoint to golden-haired, blue-eyed Arthur.



* Series/{{White Collar}}: Neal Caffrey, played by the beautiful Matt Bomer.

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* Series/{{White Collar}}: ''Series/WhiteCollar'': Neal Caffrey, played by the beautiful Matt Bomer.



* Franchise/FinalFantasy:

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* Franchise/FinalFantasy:''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':



* Guy from ''VideoGame/FinalFight'' and ''StreetFighter''. Ibuki refers to him as a hunk, [[http://streetfighter.wikia.com/wiki/Guy and it's not hard to see why.]]

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* Guy from ''VideoGame/FinalFight'' and ''StreetFighter''.''Franchise/StreetFighter''. Ibuki refers to him as a hunk, [[http://streetfighter.wikia.com/wiki/Guy and it's not hard to see why.]]



* Some [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imXdYuyafEA slideshows]] came up that show TallDarkAndHandsome is very much alive in the minds of some women. Just read the comments.

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* Some [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imXdYuyafEA slideshows]] came up that show TallDarkAndHandsome this trope is very much alive in the minds of some women. Just read the comments.



** Bing Lee. RaceLift give us an Asian version of this trope. Even male viewers expressed their man crush on Bing. He was considered adorable and cute, thanks to dating Jane and being SickeningSweethearts.

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** Bing Lee. RaceLift give us an Asian version of this trope. Even male viewers expressed their man crush on Bing. He was considered adorable and cute, thanks to dating Jane and being SickeningSweethearts.SickeninglySweethearts.



* A really, really subtle example is Stan from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. Subtle, because he's a piece of crappy cartoon. Stan is the calm, collected one in his group, has dark hair, and even joins the {{Goth}} kids in one episode. Plus, he's the only one who has had a stable girlfriend for a very long time. It helps that he is South Park's best example of a Cute Shotaro Boy.
** Another example is Craig. It was speculated that Craig was actually number one on the real list of cutest boys that the 4th grade girls made. He has black hair, too, and even more, he is a true, stoical DeadpanSnarker. He wears high-waisted black pants, making him look taller, and his legs look longer than the other children's.
*** It has been implied in one episode that Craig is actually older than the other kids: that's why they made him look taller.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
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A really, really subtle example is Stan from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.Stan. Subtle, because he's a piece of crappy cartoon. Stan is the calm, collected one in his group, has dark hair, and even joins the {{Goth}} kids in one episode. Plus, he's the only one who has had a stable girlfriend for a very long time. It helps that he is South Park's ''South Park'''s best example of a Cute Shotaro Boy.
** Another example is Craig. It was speculated that Craig was actually number one on the real list of cutest boys that the 4th grade girls made. He has black hair, too, and even more, he is a true, stoical DeadpanSnarker. He wears high-waisted black pants, making him look taller, and his legs look longer than the other children's.
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children's. It has been implied in one episode that Craig is actually older than the other kids: that's why they made him look taller.



* Although he is not tall when he's a teenager, Robin, from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', is definitely dark and handsome. He also becomes tall in his thirties as Nightwing.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'':
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Although he is not tall when he's a teenager, Robin, from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', is definitely dark and handsome. He also becomes tall in his thirties as Nightwing.
3rd Jan '18 2:17:40 PM Asherinka
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* Loki from ''Film/{{Thor}}''. This serves to mildly emphasize the differences between him and the rest of his family. Where they are muscular, swarthy and light-haired, Loki is lithe, black-haired and pale.

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* Loki [[Characters/MCULoki Loki]] from ''Film/{{Thor}}''.''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse''. This serves to mildly emphasize the differences between him and the rest of his family. Where they are muscular, swarthy and light-haired, Loki is lithe, black-haired and pale.
2nd Jan '18 6:44:03 PM nombretomado
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* The date doctor, [[{{Hitch}} Alex Hitchens]], is referred to as this.

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* The date doctor, [[{{Hitch}} [[Film/{{Hitch}} Alex Hitchens]], is referred to as this.
8th Dec '17 9:51:21 AM nombretomado
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* DenzelWashington, especially in TheNineties when he was considered to be a sex symbol, and even won Sexiest Man of the Year at one time. Films like ''Mo Better Blues'', ''{{Film/Ricochet}}'', and ''Film/ThePelicanBrief'' helped this image.

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* DenzelWashington, Creator/DenzelWashington, especially in TheNineties when he was considered to be a sex symbol, and even won Sexiest Man of the Year at one time. Films like ''Mo Better Blues'', ''{{Film/Ricochet}}'', and ''Film/ThePelicanBrief'' helped this image.
8th Dec '17 8:17:24 AM AdelePotter
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* The Daemon from ''Literature/TheHeartsWeSold'' is tall, dark-haired, well-dressed, and oddly charming, in his own, otherworldly way. It's suggested he's more of a PrettyBoy than handsome in a traditional, masculine way, however; Dee describes him as "beautiful" in her narration.
6th Nov '17 2:30:46 PM LongTallShorty64
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* Melvyn Douglas played this sort of character in ''Film/TheodoraGoesWild''. And probably every other film ever.

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* Melvyn Douglas Creator/MelvynDouglas played this sort of character in ''Film/TheodoraGoesWild''. And probably every other film ever.
26th Oct '17 4:47:59 AM JamesAustin
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->''"You will have the [[ExactWords tallest, darkest]] leading man in Hollywood."''
-->-- '''Merian C. Cooper''' to [[TheIngenue Fay Wray]], prior to working on ''Film/KingKong1933''

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->''"You will have the [[ExactWords tallest, darkest]] darkest leading man in Hollywood."''
-->-- '''Merian C. Cooper''' invoking ExactWords to [[TheIngenue Fay Wray]], Wray, prior to working on ''Film/KingKong1933''
14th Oct '17 12:18:13 AM Piterpicher
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* Mr. Darcy in ''MatchesAndMatrimony''

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* Mr. Darcy in ''MatchesAndMatrimony''''VideoGame/MatchesAndMatrimony''
11th Oct '17 8:09:34 PM Fuyumoto
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* Susabi and [[GenderFlip Tamamo no Mae]] from ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]''. The latter's case is made even more evident when he loses his CoolMask. Ichimokuren also becomes one when his [[CharacterCustomozation skin]] is applied, though he's not as tall as Susabi.

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* Susabi and [[GenderFlip Tamamo no Mae]] from ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]''. The latter's case is made even more evident when he loses his CoolMask. Ichimokuren also becomes one when his [[CharacterCustomozation [[CharacterCustomization skin]] is applied, though he's not as tall as Susabi.
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