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23rd May '16 12:17:38 PM Wyldchyld
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* ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'' '''loves''' the trope, since the 2001 series has ''several'': [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette Artemis]], [[BlondesAreEvil Hera]], Princess Ixquic, little Arisu and three of the five Pu'Awak sisters (Aphros, Deena and Daphne).

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* ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'' '''loves''' the trope, since the 2001 series has ''several'': [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette Artemis]], [[BlondesAreEvil Hera]], Hera, Princess Ixquic, little Arisu and three of the five Pu'Awak sisters (Aphros, Deena and Daphne).
10th May '16 2:12:35 AM fdsa1234567890
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** Mon Mothma also qualifies. It fits nicely with her role as the the formal leader of the Rebel Alliance
6th May '16 10:42:09 PM Doug86
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* [[http://www.antiheroforhire.com/d/20040510.html Melissa]] in ''AntiHeroForHire''.

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* [[http://www.antiheroforhire.com/d/20040510.html Melissa]] in ''AntiHeroForHire''.''Webcomic/AntiHeroForHire''.
6th May '16 8:25:25 PM Pichu-kun
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* Aura, from ''Franchise/DotHack''. She's got the white hair, too. It's actually a very pale lavender but it's close enough.

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* Aura, from ''Franchise/DotHack''.''Franchise/DotHack'':
** Aura.
She's got the white hair, too. It's actually a very pale lavender but it's close enough.



* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': The arrancar wear a white uniform to contrast with the black shinigami uniforms. As a result, the female arrancar fall into this trope. The white uniforms symbolise evil and, therefore, death, as a somewhat ironic contrast to the "death spirits" (Shinigami) who actually protect life, or at least the ability of souls to continue being reborn into new lives.

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
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The arrancar wear a white uniform to contrast with the black shinigami uniforms. As a result, the female arrancar fall into this trope. The white uniforms symbolise evil and, therefore, death, as a somewhat ironic contrast to the "death spirits" (Shinigami) who actually protect life, or at least the ability of souls to continue being reborn into new lives.



* There's a scene at the end of Kotomi's arc in ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' in which she wears a white dress.
** Also, the Girl from the Illusionary World/[[spoiler:Ushio Okazaki from an AlternateUniverse]] is shown only in a white dress.



* Horribly subverted in a {{filler}} ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' case, where the WomanInWhite is the actress Akiko Kinoshita... who only wears white clothes either when performing her StarMakingRole as the traditional "Yuki Onna" ghost, or when her lifeless body is found [[SnowMeansDeath buried in the snow]]. [[spoiler:She was murdered by Yoko Asanuma, her [[DrivenByEnvy envious]] BodyDouble, who also briefly wears white while impersonating Akiko and making everyone believe she was still alive.]]

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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'':
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Horribly subverted in a {{filler}} ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' case, where the WomanInWhite is the actress Akiko Kinoshita... who only wears white clothes either when performing her StarMakingRole as the traditional "Yuki Onna" ghost, or when her lifeless body is found [[SnowMeansDeath buried in the snow]]. [[spoiler:She was murdered by Yoko Asanuma, her [[DrivenByEnvy envious]] BodyDouble, who also briefly wears white while impersonating Akiko and making everyone believe she was still alive.]]



* The Wili Maiden in ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', the ghost of a woman who [[DrivenToSuicide committed suicide]] and now tries to bring young men into the afterlife, dresses in an all-white tutu with white tights. Of course, she's based on a character from a ballet which shares the name of the episode--"Giselle".

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* ''Anime/PrincessTutu'':
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The Wili Maiden in ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', Maiden, the ghost of a woman who [[DrivenToSuicide committed suicide]] and now tries to bring young men into the afterlife, dresses in an all-white tutu with white tights. Of course, she's based on a character from a ballet which shares the name of the episode--"Giselle".



* Kaori, the main heroine of ''Manga/YourLieInApril'' always had white colored one piece dress as part of her violin performance attire as seen in epiosde 2, episode 4, and [[spoiler:also her "imagined" final duet performance with Kousei] in episode 22.

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* Kaori, the main heroine of ''Manga/YourLieInApril'' always had white colored one piece dress as part of her violin performance attire as seen in epiosde 2, episode 4, and [[spoiler:also her "imagined" final duet performance with Kousei] Kousei]] in episode 22.



* At the end of the first issue of the new ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'' series, an Asian woman in white called "White Canary" has shown up. Given her {{Badass}}itude, two possibilities for who she is spring to Black Canary's mind: Cassandra Cain or Lady Shiva. OhCrap...She turns out to be [[spoiler:the sister of the Twelve Brothers in Silk, who Black Canary fought years ago, and in a bit of FridgeBrilliance, wears white in mourning for her brothers, who she killed to uphold their father's honor after their defeat]].

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* At the end of the first issue of the new a ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'' series, an Asian woman in white called "White Canary" has shown up. Given her {{Badass}}itude, two possibilities for who she is spring to Black Canary's ComicBook/BlackCanary's mind: Cassandra Cain or Lady Shiva. OhCrap...She turns out to be [[spoiler:the sister of the Twelve Brothers in Silk, who Black Canary fought years ago, and in a bit of FridgeBrilliance, wears white in mourning for her brothers, who she killed to uphold their father's honor after their defeat]].



* In ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'':

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* In ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'':



* La Llorona, a Mexican myth about a crying ghost, is also called this.
** Just about every Spanish-speaking country has mythology related to La Llorona, even Spain. Generally speaking, though, the story is usually the same: she was a beautiful young mistress who tried to permanently win the heart of the man she loved by [[OffingTheOffspring drowning her own children]] because she knew he wasn't all that fond of kids. It wasn't until he called her out on it that she [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realized how horrifying her actions were]] and promptly drowned herself in an effort to find her children. Naturally, she's a ghost said to haunt riversides calling for her children.

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* La Llorona, a Mexican myth about a crying ghost, is also called this.
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this. Just about every Spanish-speaking country has mythology related to La Llorona, even Spain. Generally speaking, though, the story is usually the same: she was a beautiful young mistress who tried to permanently win the heart of the man she loved by [[OffingTheOffspring drowning her own children]] because she knew he wasn't all that fond of kids. It wasn't until he called her out on it that she [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realized how horrifying her actions were]] and promptly drowned herself in an effort to find her children. Naturally, she's a ghost said to haunt riversides calling for her children.



* Lights in the video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPLRkyGU3cM&ob=av3e Second Go]]. Until she gets covered in paint, anyway

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* Lights Music/{{Lights}} in the video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPLRkyGU3cM&ob=av3e Second Go]]. Until she gets covered in paint, anyway



* Gardevoir from ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' resembles a beautiful young woman wearing a long, flowing white dress. Subverted by the fact that Gardevoir can actually be both genders.
** Diantha is a human example from [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Pokemon X and Y]]. She's a famous actress that the villanous leader (unsuccessfully) tries to convert to his side. [[spoiler: And guess which Pokemon is her strongest?]]

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
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Gardevoir from ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' resembles a beautiful young woman wearing a long, flowing white dress. Subverted by the fact that Gardevoir can actually be both genders.
** Diantha is a human example from [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Pokemon X and Y]].''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. She's a famous actress that the villanous leader (unsuccessfully) tries to convert to his side. [[spoiler: And guess which Pokemon is her strongest?]]strongest as champion?]]



* Princess Peach in the original ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' game, but only because of technical limitations. She was always meant to be seen wearing her (now) trademark pink dress. ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'' uses Peach's original in-game dress colors for Fire Peach.

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* Princess Peach in the original ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'' game, but only because of technical limitations. She was always meant to be seen wearing her (now) trademark pink dress. ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'' uses Peach's original in-game dress colors for Fire Peach.





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* ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'':
** There's a scene at the end of Kotomi's arc in which she wears a white dress.
** Also, the Girl from the Illusionary World/[[spoiler:Ushio Okazaki from an AlternateUniverse]] is shown only in a white dress.
28th Apr '16 8:48:04 PM ultimomant
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* The mysterious woman from ''Series/UltrasevenX'' is dressed in white most of the time.

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* The mysterious woman from ''Series/UltrasevenX'' ''Series/UltraSevenX'' is dressed in white most of the time.
7th Apr '16 3:37:26 PM G02
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* [[LightIsNotGood Ragyo]] from ''Anime/KillLaKill'' dresses almost exclusively in self-designed gaudy white dresses, and has [[EvilAlbino white skin and (partially) white hair to boot]]. Her assistant Rei dresses in a white [[BadassInANiceSuit suit jacket]] to mimic her boss. [[spoiler: Rei discards it in the OVA after she pulls a HellFaceTurn and Ragyo dies.]]

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* [[LightIsNotGood Ragyo]] from ''Anime/KillLaKill'' dresses almost exclusively in self-designed gaudy white dresses, and has [[EvilAlbino white skin and (partially) white hair to boot]]. Her assistant Rei dresses in a white [[BadassInANiceSuit suit jacket]] to mimic her boss. [[spoiler: Rei discards it in the OVA after she pulls a HellFaceTurn HeelFaceTurn and Ragyo dies.]]
7th Apr '16 3:37:00 PM G02
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* [[LightIsNotGood Ragyo]] from ''Anime/KillLaKill'' dresses almost exclusively in self-designed gaudy white dresses, and has [[EvilAlbino white skin and (partially) white hair to boot]]. Her assistant Rei dresses in a white [[BadassInANiceSuit suit jacket]] to mimic her boss. [[spoiler: Rei discards it in the OVA after she pulls a HellFaceTurn and Ragyo dies.]]
18th Mar '16 9:28:51 PM Tallens
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* ''Film/{{Always}}'': Hap, the angel who sets Pete on his course, is always seen wearing an all-white outfit.
4th Mar '16 6:20:11 AM rafi
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* Lady Galadriel fits this description, most noticeably in the scene she rescues Gandalf in the Hobbit, also featured in the trailer for the Battle of Five Armies.
* ''Manga/LadySnowblood'', who inspired ''Film/KillBill'''s O-Ren Ishii.
* The Dangerous Woman in ''Film/APrairieHomeCompanion'' wears a white trenchcoat.
* Asami Yamazaki in ''Film/{{Audition}}'' is shown dressed in white throughout the film, [[spoiler:although during the torture scene, she is wearing a black leather apron and gloves, but other than that she is still dressed in white]].
* Lucy in ''Film/BramStokersDracula''.
* The 1988 film ''The Lady in White'' features a ghostly [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin woman in a white flowing gown]].
* Diane from ''Film/SayAnything'' tends to wear white.

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[[folder:Film]]
* Lady Galadriel fits this description, most noticeably in the scene she rescues Gandalf in the Hobbit, also featured in the trailer for the Battle of Five Armies.
* ''Manga/LadySnowblood'', who inspired ''Film/KillBill'''s O-Ren Ishii.
* The Dangerous Woman in ''Film/APrairieHomeCompanion'' wears a white trenchcoat.
* Asami Yamazaki in ''Film/{{Audition}}'' is shown dressed in white throughout the film, [[spoiler:although during the torture scene, she is wearing a black leather apron and gloves, but other than that she is still dressed in white]].
* Lucy in ''Film/BramStokersDracula''.
* The 1988 film ''The Lady in White'' features a ghostly [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin woman in a white flowing gown]].
* Diane from ''Film/SayAnything'' tends to wear white.
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* Averted with Switch in ''Film/TheMatrix''. All of the other human characters dress in black inside the Matrix, but Switch doesn't play any particularly important role (other than her death).
* Mirana, the White Queen in Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland'', not only wears all white, but has pale white skin and long white hair.
* Princess Tamina, the resident BarrierMaiden of ''Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime'', dresses in white.
* Princess Leia Organa from ''Franchise/StarWars'':
-->'''Carrie Fisher''': It's not really possible to write out a list of Princess Leia's likes and dislikes. I do know her favorite color, though, it's white. She wears white all the time.
* Melie, heroine of noir film ''Rider on the Storm'', is dressed in white through the entire movie. It works symbolically, as relates to her character; but since the actress is a gamine dark-skinned brunette, it's also rather odd.
* In ''Film/DeadEnd'', a mysterious woman in a white dress repeatedly appears to a family lost in the woods on vacation.
* Nina of ''Film/BlackSwan'', in contrast to [[{{Foil}} Lily]]'s WomanInBlack.
* Esmeralda wore a long, white dress at the end of Disney's ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''.



* Esmeralda wore a long, white dress at the end of Disney's ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''.
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[[folder:Film - Live-Action]]
* Lady Galadriel fits this description, most noticeably in the scene she rescues Gandalf in the Hobbit, also featured in the trailer for the Battle of Five Armies.
* ''Manga/LadySnowblood'', who inspired ''Film/KillBill'''s O-Ren Ishii.
* The Dangerous Woman in ''Film/APrairieHomeCompanion'' wears a white trenchcoat.
* Asami Yamazaki in ''Film/{{Audition}}'' is shown dressed in white throughout the film, [[spoiler:although during the torture scene, she is wearing a black leather apron and gloves, but other than that she is still dressed in white]].
* Lucy in ''Film/BramStokersDracula''.
* The 1988 film ''The Lady in White'' features a ghostly [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin woman in a white flowing gown]].
* Diane from ''Film/SayAnything'' tends to wear white.
* Averted with Switch in ''Film/TheMatrix''. All of the other human characters dress in black inside the Matrix, but Switch doesn't play any particularly important role (other than her death).
* Mirana, the White Queen in Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland'', not only wears all white, but has pale white skin and long white hair.
* Princess Tamina, the resident BarrierMaiden of ''Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime'', dresses in white.
* Princess Leia Organa from ''Franchise/StarWars'':
-->'''Carrie Fisher''': It's not really possible to write out a list of Princess Leia's likes and dislikes. I do know her favorite color, though, it's white. She wears white all the time.
* Melie, heroine of noir film ''Rider on the Storm'', is dressed in white through the entire movie. It works symbolically, as relates to her character; but since the actress is a gamine dark-skinned brunette, it's also rather odd.
* In ''Film/DeadEnd'', a mysterious woman in a white dress repeatedly appears to a family lost in the woods on vacation.
* Nina of ''Film/BlackSwan'', in contrast to [[{{Foil}} Lily]]'s WomanInBlack.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', Raven becomes this from time to time.
* There's also [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Rarity]], whose coat is a very light gray, emphasizing her refined nature as well as her cleanliness.
** Celestia is also white coated, as she is a princess/goddess.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', Raven becomes this from time to time.
* There's also [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Rarity]],
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whose coat is a very light gray, emphasizing her refined nature as well as her cleanliness.
** Celestia is also white coated, coated as she is a princess/goddess.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', Raven from time to time switches her dark blue cloak with a solid white one. The implications are either "brighter mood" or "holiness" such as [[spoiler: when she exorcised her demonic father]].
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* ''VideoGame/{{Black Mirror III: Last Fear}}'', has a local legend of a white lady who wanders the woods in search of her child [[spoiler:(Mordredís wife, Maria, looking for her lost child.)]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Black ''Black Mirror III: Last Fear}}'', Fear'', has a local legend of a white lady who wanders the woods in search of her child [[spoiler:(Mordredís wife, Maria, looking for her lost child.)]]
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