History Main / UndeathlyPallor

19th Nov '16 6:46:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Warbreaker}}'', when a [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Lifeless]] is created, all color is bleached from their body as a side-effect of the magic (which uses color as a sort of trigger). The resulting creatures look exactly like they did in life, except that they are pale grey all over.

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* In ''{{Warbreaker}}'', ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'', when a [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Lifeless]] is created, all color is bleached from their body as a side-effect of the magic (which uses color as a sort of trigger). The resulting creatures look exactly like they did in life, except that they are pale grey all over.



* The zombies of iZombie become noticeably pale with bleached out hair. At least one zombie deliberately dyes his hair to conceal this.

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* The zombies of iZombie ''Series/IZombie'' become noticeably pale with bleached out hair. At least one zombie deliberately dyes his hair to conceal this.
25th Oct '16 3:35:10 PM margdean56
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* Variation in the ''Literature/OldKingdom'' series. The actual Dead aren't noted to be pale (since most of them that actually have phyiscal bodies are too badly decayed to tell) but {{Necromancer}}s (as well as Abhorsens, who practice necromancy to destroy, rather than create or control, the undead) are described as noticeably paler than those who don't practice that art. So it's pallor from associating with death and the undead, rather than from ''being'' dead yourself.

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* Variation in the ''Literature/OldKingdom'' series. The actual Dead aren't noted to be pale (since most of them that actually have phyiscal physical bodies are too badly decayed to tell) but {{Necromancer}}s (as well as Abhorsens, who practice necromancy to destroy, rather than create or control, the undead) are described as noticeably paler than those who don't practice that art. So it's pallor from associating with death and the undead, rather than from ''being'' dead yourself.
17th Sep '16 1:47:17 AM eroock
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29th Jul '16 3:20:10 AM harostar
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* Owl / [[spoiler: Seidou Takizawa]] from ''Manga/TokyoGhoul[=:Re=]'' is not undead, but makes us of this trope as part of his overall Zombie motif. In colored artwork, he's almost as pale as his [[WhiteHairBlackHeart white hair]], with sunken eyes and discolored lips and nails. At one point, he talks about himself as someone that has already died and has a taste for brains.

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* Owl / [[spoiler: Seidou Takizawa]] from ''Manga/TokyoGhoul[=:Re=]'' is not undead, but makes us use of this trope as part of his overall Zombie motif. In colored artwork, he's almost as pale as his [[WhiteHairBlackHeart white hair]], with sunken eyes and discolored lips and nails. At one point, he talks about himself as someone that has already died and has a taste for brains.
29th Jul '16 3:19:52 AM harostar
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* Owl / [[spoiler: Seidou Takizawa]] from ''Manga/TokyoGhoul[=:Re=]'' is not undead, but makes us of this trope as part of his overall Zombie motif. In colored artwork, he's almost as pale as his [[WhiteHairBlackHeart white hair]], with sunken eyes and discolored lips and nails. At one point, he talks about himself as someone that has already died and has a taste for brains.
23rd Jun '16 8:35:57 PM nombretomado
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* The Morlocks in ''TheTimeMachine'' have a similar reason for their pallor.

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* The Morlocks in ''TheTimeMachine'' ''Literature/TheTimeMachine'' have a similar reason for their pallor.
6th May '16 6:56:50 PM nombretomado
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* In ''WorldOfWarcraft'' the Forsaken have skin in various shades of grey, green and blue. Death Knights also tend to be paler then a living character with the same setting of skin shade. They also have access to a several different skin tones not available to living players, mostly in greens and greys. Though some of them are a bit odd - blood elves apparently decay into charcoal.
* ''BrutalLegend'' has the Drowning Doom, whom all their units have this look to them. Most noticeable is Drowned Ophelia, the doppelganger counterpart of Ironheade's Ophelia, who, naturally, turns from a healthy looking, yet slightly pale PerkyGoth, to an openly corpse blue after her transformation into the Queen of Black Tears.
* In ''GaiaOnline'', the main zombie skintones tend to be gray-white or greenish, though alternate zombie skintones have been known to include dark blue, purplish, and bright scarlet. There are four vampire skintones as well; a crappy 100 Gold potion in Skin Tyte with an exclusively pale-white base, and three found only in The Treehouse and the marketplace, which range from "basically, we just improved the old skintone" to "Now you, too, can be AmbiguouslyBrown". Zhivago in the plot manga and Kamilla in ''[=zOMG!=]'' are also AmbiguouslyBrown vampires, and were rather famous for formerly being the only ones.

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* In ''WorldOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' the Forsaken have skin in various shades of grey, green and blue. Death Knights also tend to be paler then a living character with the same setting of skin shade. They also have access to a several different skin tones not available to living players, mostly in greens and greys. Though some of them are a bit odd - blood elves apparently decay into charcoal.
* ''BrutalLegend'' ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' has the Drowning Doom, whom all their units have this look to them. Most noticeable is Drowned Ophelia, the doppelganger counterpart of Ironheade's Ophelia, who, naturally, turns from a healthy looking, yet slightly pale PerkyGoth, to an openly corpse blue after her transformation into the Queen of Black Tears.
* In ''GaiaOnline'', ''Website/GaiaOnline'', the main zombie skintones tend to be gray-white or greenish, though alternate zombie skintones have been known to include dark blue, purplish, and bright scarlet. There are four vampire skintones as well; a crappy 100 Gold potion in Skin Tyte with an exclusively pale-white base, and three found only in The Treehouse and the marketplace, which range from "basically, we just improved the old skintone" to "Now you, too, can be AmbiguouslyBrown". Zhivago in the plot manga and Kamilla in ''[=zOMG!=]'' are also AmbiguouslyBrown vampires, and were rather famous for formerly being the only ones.
19th Mar '16 6:58:47 AM Hossmeister
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11th Sep '15 5:08:20 PM nombretomado
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* Dead Girl in ''[[XForce X-Statix]]'', who's sort of greenish.
* Any [[BlackestNight Black Lantern]] who didn't just have a skull for a face had grey skin.

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* Dead Girl in ''[[XForce ''[[ComicBook/XForce X-Statix]]'', who's sort of greenish.
* Any [[BlackestNight [[ComicBook/BlackestNight Black Lantern]] who didn't just have a skull for a face had grey skin.
26th Jul '15 10:48:28 AM Someoneman
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* Queen Frieda of ''VideoGame/OneWayHeroics'' has slightly paler skin than the non-undead party members. It might be a case of this trope, but it might also just be a case of the lighting on her character portrait.
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