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1st Dec '16 6:26:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* At the end of the first issue of 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 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]].

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* At the end of the first issue of a ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'' series, an Asian woman in white called "White Canary" has shown up. Given her {{Badass}}itude, badassitude, two possibilities for who she is spring to 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]].
16th Nov '16 7:10:53 PM LadyNorbert
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* Lilli appears at a party in pure white gown in ''Film/SnowWhiteATaleofTerror'', which is visually striking as no one else does this. Plot-wise, it also spurs memories of her mother (it was her gown once), which makes her father nostalgic and sends her stepmother straight into labor.

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* Lilli appears at a party in pure white gown in ''Film/SnowWhiteATaleofTerror'', ''Film/SnowWhiteATaleOfTerror'', which is visually striking as no one else does this. Plot-wise, it also spurs memories of her mother (it was her gown once), which makes her father nostalgic and sends her stepmother straight into labor.



Count so that the city of Justice, Illinois in the United States, there is a ghost that haunts the region of Resurrection Cemetery. This is the spirit of a young lady killed in the 30s, which always appears dressed in a white dress party, on the street, hitchhiking. Who stops to the "girl" usually stops as she asks, in front of the cemetery, where she literally disappears!

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Count so that the city of Justice, Illinois in the United States, there is a ghost that haunts the region of Resurrection Cemetery. This is the spirit of a young lady killed in the 30s, 1930s, which always appears dressed in a white dress party, on the street, hitchhiking. Who stops to the "girl" usually stops as she asks, in front of the cemetery, where she literally disappears!



* The Iron Sisters from ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'', wear long white gowns that blend in with the mists of their home, so when summoned they look like they appear out of nowhere.

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* The Iron Sisters from ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'', ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'' wear long white gowns that blend in with the mists of their home, so when summoned they look like they appear out of nowhere.



** There are also all the girls in white nightgowns who get killed by the MonsterOfTheWeek, or the girl in the white hospital gown who caused people in her town to act out fairy tales... Let's just say that women wearing white on Supernatural are either going to be the victim or the villain.

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** There are also all the girls in white nightgowns who get killed by the MonsterOfTheWeek, or the girl in the white hospital gown who caused people in her town to act out fairy tales... Let's just say that women wearing white on Supernatural ''Supernatural'' are either going to be the victim or the villain.



* "VideoGame/EYEDivineCybermancy" has the Synicle. A form of the Mestastreumonic force which takes the form of a woman in a white hood and 'dress'.

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* "VideoGame/EYEDivineCybermancy" has the Synicle. A Synicle, a form of the Mestastreumonic force which takes the form of a woman in a white hood and 'dress'.



* In ''VideoGame/ThePath'', a girl literally named Girl In White by the game developers leads you back to the path to Grandmother's house if you stay still long enough. Some speculate that she is a spirit who wants to protect the granddaughters from meeting their Wolves while others suggest she is a long-lost sister to the granddaughters or perhaps the grandmother herself. Curiously, while the Girl in White does indeed wear all white and is young, her skin tone and hair color are fairly dark.
* Zelda in her Shrine Maiden dress in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword''.

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* In ''VideoGame/ThePath'', a girl literally named Girl In White by the game developers leads you back to the path to Grandmother's house if you stay still long enough. Some speculate that she is a spirit who wants to protect the granddaughters from meeting their Wolves Wolves, while others suggest she is a long-lost sister to the granddaughters or perhaps the grandmother herself. Curiously, while the Girl in White does indeed wear all white and is young, her skin tone and hair color are fairly dark.
* Zelda in her Shrine Maiden dress in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword''.
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** Jasmine from ''Videogame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' is notorious for wearing a white knee-length dress and white sandals that crawl up her legs. She's very shy and kind, so we can assume the outfit represents purity here. This trope stopped applying in the remakes, though, with her change of clothes.

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** Jasmine from ''Videogame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' is notorious for wearing a white knee-length dress and white sandals that crawl up her legs. She's very shy and kind, so we can assume the outfit represents purity here. This trope stopped applying in the remakes, though, with her change of clothes.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'', the young future Empress wears an all white outfit, symbolizing both her royal status, [[spoiler:and her as a prize every powerful man in the world is plotting and scheming to possess and control for their own ends.]]
* Princess Zelda from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' as well as False Zelda in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl''.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'', the young future Empress wears an all white all-white outfit, symbolizing both her royal status, [[spoiler:and her status and [[spoiler:her position as a prize every powerful man in the world is plotting and scheming to possess and control for their own ends.]]
* Princess Zelda from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' as well as ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess,'' who combines this trope with GracefulLadiesWearPurple.
** Zelda in her Shrine Maiden dress in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword''.
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False Zelda in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl''.''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' also falls under this.
12th Nov '16 6:09:20 PM SwiftSeraph
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** Asuna is a nonmalicious exampl of this trope. She wears a white uniform with red trim after joining the Knights of the Blood Oath. Her ALO avatar wears a similar outfit, but with blue trim instead of red.
** [[spoiler: Yui]] is this as well. She wears a white dress in her human form. She even goes barefoot. Averted when she's in her [[ExpositionFairy Navigation]] [[FairyCompanion Pixie]] form.

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** Asuna is a nonmalicious exampl example of this trope. She wears a white uniform with red trim after joining the Knights of the Blood Oath. Her ALO avatar wears a similar outfit, but with blue trim instead of red.
** [[spoiler: Yui]] is this as well. She wears a white dress and [[DoesNotLikeShoes goes barefoot]] in her human form. She even goes barefoot.form. Averted when she's in her [[ExpositionFairy Navigation]] [[FairyCompanion Pixie]] form.
12th Nov '16 6:04:51 PM SwiftSeraph
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* Asuna from ''Anime/SwordArtOnline'' is a nonmalicious exampl of this trope. She wears a white uniform with red trim after joining the Knights of the Blood Oath. Her ALO avatar wears a similar outfit, but with blue trim instead of red.

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* *''Anime/SwordArtOnline''
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Asuna from ''Anime/SwordArtOnline'' is a nonmalicious exampl of this trope. She wears a white uniform with red trim after joining the Knights of the Blood Oath. Her ALO avatar wears a similar outfit, but with blue trim instead of red.red.
**[[spoiler: Yui]] is this as well. She wears a white dress in her human form. She even goes barefoot. Averted when she's in her [[ExpositionFairy Navigation]] [[FairyCompanion Pixie]] form.
11th Nov '16 4:17:39 AM SwiftSeraph
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* Asuna from ''Anime/SwordArtOnline'' is a nonmalicious exampl of this trope. She wears a white uniform with red trim after joining the Knights of the Blood Oath. Her ALO avatar wears a similar outfit, but with blue trim instead of red.
10th Nov '16 8:49:33 AM erforce
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* Iris in ''TheNatural'' wears a white dress and a huge white hat to watch Roy play against the Cubs. He's in a bad slump, but in his last at-bat, he turns around and glimpses her standing in the brilliant afternoon light. Naturally (ha), he smacks a home run into the scoreboard clock and the papers the next day read ''The Knight and the Lady in White''.
* Juliet in ''WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet'', until after her wedding to Romeo. She also dies wearing a white dress.

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* Iris in ''TheNatural'' ''Film/TheNatural'' wears a white dress and a huge white hat to watch Roy play against the Cubs. He's in a bad slump, but in his last at-bat, he turns around and glimpses her standing in the brilliant afternoon light. Naturally (ha), he smacks a home run into the scoreboard clock and the papers the next day read ''The Knight and the Lady in White''.
* Juliet in ''WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet'', ''Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet'', until after her wedding to Romeo. She also dies wearing a white dress.
5th Nov '16 1:07:42 PM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/CSLewis's ''{{Narnia}}'' series, the White Witch.

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* In Creator/CSLewis's ''{{Narnia}}'' ''Literature/{{Narnia}}'' series, the White Witch.



* Admiral Ar'alani of ''OutboundFlight'' by Timothy Zahn isn't strictly all in white. She wears a white admiral's uniform, contrasting to the other Chiss - politicians wear their family colors, other members of the Defense Force wear black - which is implied to have the standard decorations. Plus, she's a Chiss, with blue skin and [[GlowingEyesOfDoom glowing]] [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]] [[MonochromaticEyes eyes]]. Interestingly, she's an [[AscendedFanboy ascension]] of Ari Roselani, a fan who first met Timothy Zahn while dressed as Thrawn, a (male) Chiss admiral all in white.

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* Admiral Ar'alani of ''OutboundFlight'' ''Literature/OutboundFlight'' by Timothy Zahn isn't strictly all in white. She wears a white admiral's uniform, contrasting to the other Chiss - politicians wear their family colors, other members of the Defense Force wear black - which is implied to have the standard decorations. Plus, she's a Chiss, with blue skin and [[GlowingEyesOfDoom glowing]] [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]] [[MonochromaticEyes eyes]]. Interestingly, she's an [[AscendedFanboy ascension]] of Ari Roselani, a fan who first met Timothy Zahn while dressed as Thrawn, a (male) Chiss admiral all in white.
30th Oct '16 6:55:16 AM Anddrix
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* Mirana, the White Queen in Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland'', not only wears all white, but has pale white skin and long white hair.

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* Mirana, the White Queen in Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland'', ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'', not only wears all white, but has pale white skin and long white hair.
27th Oct '16 9:11:52 PM Montanto
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* In ''{{Rhapsodies}}'', Deidre the {{psychopomp}} dresses in all white outfits when on duty.
17th Oct '16 2:51:31 PM Morgenthaler
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* Although it's well known that the Victorian era had a predominance of using blacks and shades of gray as mourning colours, what's less well known is that it had been traditional to wear white as a mourning colour. This started dying out during the Victorian era but continued to be a colour worn to funerals and to visit the graves of loved ones right up until WW1. However, Queen Victoria, who always wore [[WomanInBlack mourning black]] while in Britain, would change to [[WomanInWhite all-white attire]] when visiting France due to the tradition of white being the mourning colour of French royalty.

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* Although it's well known that the Victorian era had a predominance of using blacks and shades of gray as mourning colours, what's less well known is that it had been traditional to wear white as a mourning colour. This started dying out during the Victorian era but continued to be a colour worn to funerals and to visit the graves of loved ones right up until WW1.UsefulNotes/WW1. However, Queen Victoria, who always wore [[WomanInBlack mourning black]] while in Britain, would change to [[WomanInWhite all-white attire]] when visiting France due to the tradition of white being the mourning colour of French royalty.
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