History Main / WhiteHairBlackHeart

4th Nov '17 6:18:57 PM MasterN
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Despite the wide range and use of HairColors for characters, there's an eerie specificity to the use of white/silver hair when coupled with a [[{{Bishonen}} pale, handsome, vaguely-effeminate face]]. It is often combined with FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon in order to cause an uncannily angelic appearance of a demonic being. The ([[LongHairedPrettyBoy usually long]] and rarely tied back) white hair is very frequently coupled with {{red|EyesTakeWarning}} {{e|vilAlbino}}yes, and often with a dark outfit for contrast. Even if there is long, white-haired pretty boy in the side of good, almost always, they will be a {{Jerkass}} (even though sometimes they will be [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold nice inside]]) or the TokenEvilTeammate, almost never a completely NiceGuy. Short white-haired pretty boys or white-haired women (regardless of hair length) that are nice is not uncommon, though.

Compare with EvilAlbino and LightIsNotGood. Compare and contrast with someone who has MysticalWhiteHair, who is less likely to be evil and more likely to be magical, superpowered, or otherworldly.

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Despite the wide range and use of HairColors for characters, there's an eerie specificity to the use of white/silver hair when coupled with a [[{{Bishonen}} pale, handsome, vaguely-effeminate face]]. It is often combined with FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon in order to cause an uncannily angelic appearance of a demonic being. The ([[LongHairedPrettyBoy usually long]] and rarely tied back) white hair is very frequently coupled with {{red|EyesTakeWarning}} {{e|vilAlbino}}yes, and often with a dark outfit for contrast. Even if there is a long, white-haired pretty boy in the side of good, almost always, they will be a {{Jerkass}} AntiHero (even though sometimes they will be [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold nice inside]]) or the TokenEvilTeammate, TokenEvilTeammate and/or NominalHero, but almost never a completely complete NiceGuy. Short white-haired pretty boys or white-haired women [[FemalesAreMoreInnocent women]] (regardless of hair length) that are nice is not uncommon, though.

Compare with EvilAlbino and LightIsNotGood. Contrast with HeroicAlbino. Compare and contrast with someone who has MysticalWhiteHair, who is less likely to be evil and more likely to be magical, superpowered, or otherworldly.
2nd Oct '17 10:26:12 PM TheMountainKing
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* Kuze in the second season of ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' has a cyborg body with white hair and extremely pale skin. He had the face sculpted by a highly reknowned artist, and it's only capable of very limited facial expressions, because they would distort this piece of art. He even rarely moves his mouth when speaking with his synthetic voice. And to complete the look, he always wears white and a white long coat and often uses a silver katana with an ivory hilt.

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* Kuze a major antagonist, [[AntiVillain albeit a highly sympathetic one]], in the second season of ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' has a cyborg body with white hair and extremely pale skin. He had the face sculpted by a highly reknowned artist, and it's only capable of very limited facial expressions, because they would distort this piece of art. He even rarely moves his mouth when speaking with his synthetic voice. And to complete the look, he always wears white and a white long coat and often uses a silver katana with an ivory hilt.
19th Sep '17 11:16:07 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}}'' has Abe no Seimei, who's long snow white hair doesn't hide a black heart but when it comes to the {{yokai}} it varies a lot: the {{shinigami}} Kurodōji is [[CuteAndPsycho a cute young boy with one too many screws loose]], his older brother Shiromujō is polite and gentlemanly, the {{oni}} Yōkinshi is an arrogant asshole but very refined, while the {{kitsune}} Yōko is refined (or perhaps he just wants us to think that) while in reality he kidnaps children and is implied that he rapes them.
31st Aug '17 12:48:39 PM BeerBaron
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* ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline The Elder Scrolls Online]]'' has Mannimarco, the King of Worms, a legendary Altmer lich. He's especially good looking in the "Siege" trailer and he's not that bad looking in game.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Vaermina, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[YourWorstNightmare Nightmares]], is sometimes depicted with white hair. She is perhaps second only to [[GodOfEvil Molag Bal]] himself in terms of her malevolence toward mortals.
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''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline The Elder Scrolls Online]]'' has Mannimarco, [[TheStarscream Mannimarco]], the King of Worms, a legendary Altmer [[OurElvesAreBetter Altmer]] lich. He's especially good looking in the "Siege" trailer and he's not that bad looking in game.
26th Aug '17 6:18:50 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler:Ayatane]] in ''ArTonelico'', whose evil status is complicated, but does definitely spend at least a portion of the plot being on the opposing side.

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* [[spoiler:Ayatane]] in ''ArTonelico'', ''VideoGame/ArTonelicoMelodyOfElemia'', whose evil status is complicated, but does definitely spend at least a portion of the plot being on the opposing side.
2nd Aug '17 12:42:58 AM TheNerevarine
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* ComicBook/LadyDeath has long pale-white hair and when first written, she was an OmnicidalManiac that ruled Hell and plotted mankind's extinction so she could return home. Made more poignant by the fact she had [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold blonde hair when she used to be kind and sweet]]. She is less of this trope is later incarnations where she is decidedly more {{antihero}}ic and retains the white hair, although her new nemesis, the Death Queen, plays this completely straight.
30th Jun '17 7:29:35 AM DraceEmpressa
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* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' has '''three''' of these. First, there's AxCrazy Akechi Mitsuhide, then EvilGenius Takenaka Hanbe, and now, FallenAngel Ishida Mitsunari.

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* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' has '''three''' '''four''' of these. First, there's AxCrazy Akechi Mitsuhide, then EvilGenius Takenaka Hanbe, and now, Hanbe, FallenAngel Ishida Mitsunari.Mitsunari, and now, the FemmeFatale Kyogoku Maria.
23rd Jun '17 6:15:56 AM nighttrainfm
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* Numerous characters from ''Anime/YuGiOh''; Bakura, Pegasus, and Marik, just to start. Even ''cards'' get this treatment; the Dark Magician owned by minor antagonist Pandora (Arcana in the dub) in Season 2 has white hair.
*** Actually, Bakura is a subversion: Bakura himself is actually a kind, soft-spoken, good-natured kid who genuinely wants the best for his friends. The real example of this trope is the [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Spirit of the Ring]], who routinely takes control of his body and terrorizes the protagonists.

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* Numerous characters from ''Anime/YuGiOh''; Bakura, Pegasus, ''Anime/YuGiOh'': has numerous examples:
** Pegasus
and Marik, just to start. the [[BigBad Big Bads]] of the first two big story arcs.
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Even ''cards'' get this treatment; the Dark Magician owned by minor antagonist Pandora (Arcana in the dub) in Season 2 has white hair.
*** Actually, ** Zig-zagged with Bakura. Ryo Bakura is a subversion: Bakura himself is actually a kind, soft-spoken, good-natured kid who genuinely wants the best for his friends. The real example of this trope is the [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Spirit of the Ring]], who routinely takes control of his body and terrorizes the protagonists.
31st May '17 6:34:38 PM nombretomado
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* Tommy Shepherd, aka Speed of the YoungAvengers, mostly as a callback to the fact that he's the reincarnation of one of Scarlet Witch's kids-who-were-part-of-Mephisto/never-existed-except-for-her-wishing-them-to. In an existential screwup that could only happen in comics, he and "twin" Billy Kaplan are mirrors of their former mother and uncle, with him having Quicksilver's powers and looks.

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* Tommy Shepherd, aka Speed of the YoungAvengers, ComicBook/YoungAvengers, mostly as a callback to the fact that he's the reincarnation of one of Scarlet Witch's kids-who-were-part-of-Mephisto/never-existed-except-for-her-wishing-them-to. In an existential screwup that could only happen in comics, he and "twin" Billy Kaplan are mirrors of their former mother and uncle, with him having Quicksilver's powers and looks.
23rd Apr '17 12:38:49 PM nombretomado
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* [[CouncilOfAngels White Spirits (or Angels)]] from ''TearsToTiara'' are a bunch of AxCrazy perfectionists. Only 2 of 13 of them were exceptions.

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* [[CouncilOfAngels White Spirits (or Angels)]] from ''TearsToTiara'' ''VisualNovel/TearsToTiara'' are a bunch of AxCrazy perfectionists. Only 2 of 13 of them were exceptions.
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