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20th May '17 9:06:43 AM SamCurt
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* Nanaki of ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'' is canonically noted to have violet-coloured hair [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow and iris]].
28th Apr '17 4:47:45 PM luiz4200
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* ''Literature/GravityFallsJournal3'': Mabel says she usually associates blue hair with her grandma "but Craz makes it work".
27th Feb '17 9:04:25 AM AthenaBlue
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* In Fire, the spin-off of ''Literature/{{Graceling}}'', both Fire and her father Cansrel exemplify this trope. Fire's hair is bright red with streaks of pink, yellow, and orange. Cansrel's is blue.

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* In Fire, ''{{Literature/Animorphs}}'' All the spin-off Andalites have blue fur over most of ''Literature/{{Graceling}}'', both Fire their bodies. Justified in that they're aliens.
* Subverted in Creator/IsaacAsimov's story ''My son, the physicist'', where an elderly woman has hair dyed apple green, which is extremely old fashioned -- modern girls, apparently, have rainbows on their heads.
* Many versions of the "Literature/{{Bluebeard}}" story take the notorious lady-killer's name literally.
* ''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheEmergedWorld'': Nihal
and her father Cansrel exemplify this trope. Fire's the others half-elves have blue hair.
* An actual, legally enforced ''law'' in ''LightNovel/CrestOfTheStars''. The [[TranshumanAliens Abh]] were created by genetic engineering and were all given blue hair as part of the process and they kept that when they became independent. The anime shows it as a fairly uniform colour with only a handful of exceptions, but the novels describe it as running gamut from very pale blues and blue-greens to dark blues and purples.
* Lampshaded in Zenna Henderson's science fiction short story ''Crowning Glory'', in which everyone except the heroine, Anna Mary, has extremely short hair dyed bright colors such as pink or blue. [[spoiler: It turns out that untreated hair, such as Anna Mary has, is something aliens require, and, in return, they're willing to give the Earth medicine that eliminates many degenerative diseases.]]
* Her long blue
hair is bright red with streaks the defining physical trait of pink, yellow, protagonist Karou in Laini Taylor's ''Literature/DaughterOfSmokeAndBone''. It was originally near black, but she wished it blue and orange. Cansrel's it's grown that color out of her head ever since.
* Marlene from ''Literature/{{Divergent}}'' has purple hair, it's a pretty common Dauntless thing.
* In ''Doctor Who and the Doomsday Weapon'', Malcolm Hulke's [[Literature/DoctorWhoNovelisations novelisation]] of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E4ColonyInSpace "Colony in Space"]], it's mentioned in passing that a young woman had dyed her hair "dull blue, as was the fashion that month".
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Maeve, Lady of the Winter Court, has hair that
is styled into dreadlocks, and each lock is dyed a different shade of cold green, purple, or blue.



* In ''Fire'', the spin-off of ''Literature/{{Graceling}}'', both Fire and her father Cansrel exemplify this trope. Fire's hair is bright red with streaks of pink, yellow, and orange. Cansrel's is blue.



* In ''God Bless The Rockstars'', the main character, Zack, eventually comes to believe his wife Georgia's hair is actually pink, as he's never seen it any other colour. It turns out that her hair is naturally a reddy brown colour, like [[spoiler:her true father's.]]
* In the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, Nymphadora Tonks uses her Metamorphmagus abilities so that her hair is normally pink, except for the period in book 6 when she was too depressed for her ability to work.
** Her son, Teddy, also uses Metamorphmagus abilities to change his hair color. As a baby, his hair is said to be turquoise.
* In ''Literature/TheHobbit'', Dwalin is introduced to Bilbo as having a blue beard.
* ''Literature/HonorHarrington'': In ''A Rising Thunder'' Madeleine Richter has dark blue hair - not dyed or artificially colored, but the legacy of a genetic slave grandparent who’d been designed that way by special order.
* The people living in [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas the Capitol]] in ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' are described as having not just weird-colored hair, but also ''[[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation dyed skin]].''
* Used to great effect highlighting how alien America is to the young heroine of ''In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson'', who sees the principal of her new school has blue hair(Justified as this takes place in the later 1940s, when this wasn't unknown), and merely thinks, "Hair came in all colors in America."
* In ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices'', Jem Carstair's hair is described as silver.
* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Due to the elevated {{mana}} levels in Tariatla compared to Threa, humans can be born with any kind of hair color. It has to do with [[ThePowersThatBe Lady Chaos']] influence increasing the genetic variation in hair pigments. Indeed, Ginger Hasina is shocked that people from Threa ''can't'' have blue hair.



* In ''Mushoku Tensei'', this is a staple for the demon/magical races, such as the Supards, like Ruijerd, that have green hair, and the Migurds, like Roxy and Lara, that have actual blue hair.
** Badi and Atofe have purple and blue hair, respectively, and Kishirika has pink hair.
** Sylphy has green hair as well, but that's because of the Laplace reincarnation factor, which she shares with Rudeus, but in his case he gained extreme magic potential and the inability to use touki.
*** Sieg also has has green hair, but that's probably hereditary
** Also of note is the Dragon Tribe, like Orsted and Perugius, whose individuals have silver hair and golden eyes.
* Like with the [[VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga games]] everyone in ''Literature/QuantumDevilSagaAvatarTuner'' have all kinds of hair colors ranging from silver to pink, green and red. This ends up leading to some confusion regarding Sera where her black hair is completely unheard of.
* The main characters in Caitlin R. Kiernan's novel ''Silk'' have unusual hair. Robin has green hair. Spyder has white dreads, and the other main character has cherry-red hair.



* Her long blue hair is the defining physical trait of protagonist Karou in Laini Taylor's ''Literature/DaughterOfSmokeAndBone''. It was originally near black, but she wished it blue and it's grown that color out of her head ever since.

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* Her long blue In the ''Literature/StarDarlings'' franchise, each Star Darling has a different, usually impossible hair is the defining physical trait of protagonist Karou in Laini Taylor's ''Literature/DaughterOfSmokeAndBone''. It was originally near black, but she wished it blue and it's grown color.
* ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'':
** ''[[Literature/StarWarsLostStars Lost Stars]]'': Secondary character Kendy Idele, who ''is'' human, has dark green hair. Given
that color out of her head ever since.she's first introduced as an Imperial cadet, it must be natural, because Imperial regulations probably prohibit their officers from dyeing their hair.
* The Irali from ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' have golden hair. Not blond, but actual metallic gold.



* Pretty much everyone in ''Literature/ToughMagic'' has unusualy colored hair, eyes, and skin; which makes sense, considering that their all [[OurFairiesAreDifferent fae]].



* In "God Bless The Rockstars", the main character, Zack, eventually comes to believe his wife Georgia's hair is actually pink, as he's never seen it any other colour. It turns out that her hair is naturally a reddy brown colour, like [[spoiler:her true father's.]]
* An actual, legally enforced ''law'' in ''LightNovel/CrestOfTheStars''. The [[TranshumanAliens Abh]] were created by genetic engineering and were all given blue hair as part of the process and they kept that when they became independent. The anime shows it as a fairly uniform colour with only a handful of exceptions, but the novels describe it as running gamut from very pale blues and blue-greens to dark blues and purples.
* The people living in [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas the Capitol]] in ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' are described as having not just weird-colored hair, but also ''[[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation dyed skin.]]''
* Subverted in Creator/IsaacAsimov's story ''My son, the physicist'', where an elderly woman has hair dyed apple green, which is extremely old fashioned -- modern girls, apparently, have rainbows on their heads.
* In the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, Nymphadora Tonks uses her Metamorphmagus abilities so that her hair is normally pink, except for the period in book 6 when she was too depressed for her ability to work.
** Her son, Teddy, also uses Metamorphmagus abilities to change his hair color. As a baby, his hair is said to be turquoise.
* In ''Literature/TheHobbit'', Dwalin is introduced to Bilbo as having a blue beard.
* [[ChroniclesOfTheEmergedWorld Nihal]] and the others half-elves have blue hair.
* Many versions of the "Literature/{{Bluebeard}}" story take the notorious lady-killer's name literally.
* Lampshaded in Zenna Henderson's science fiction short story ''Crowning Glory'', in which everyone except the heroine, Anna Mary, has extremely short hair dyed bright colors such as pink or blue. [[spoiler: It turns out that untreated hair, such as Anna Mary has, is something aliens require, and, in return, they're willing to give the Earth medicine that eliminates many degenerative diseases.]]
* In ''Doctor Who and the Doomsday Weapon'', Malcolm Hulke's [[Literature/DoctorWhoNovelisations novelisation]] of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "Colony in Space", it's mentioned in passing that a young woman had dyed her hair "dull blue, as was the fashion that month".
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Maeve, Lady of the Winter Court, has hair that is styled into dreadlocks, and each lock is dyed a different shade of cold green, purple, or blue.
* The main characters in Caitlin R. Kiernan's novel Silk have unusual hair. Robin has green hair. Spyder has white dreads, and the other main character has cherry-red hair.
* ''{{Literature/Animorphs}}'' All the Andalites have blue fur over most of their bodies. Justified in that they're aliens.
* Used to great effect highlighting how alien America is to the young heroine of ''In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson'', who sees the principal of her new school has blue hair(Justified as this takes place in the later 1940s, when this wasn't unknown), and merely thinks, "Hair came in all colors in America."
* In ''[[Literature/HonorHarrington A Rising Thunder]]'' Madeleine Richter has dark blue hair - not dyed or artifically colored, but the legacy of a genetic slave grandparent who’d been designed that way by special order.



* Pretty much everyone in ''Literature/ToughMagic'' has unusualy colored hair, eyes, and skin; which makes sense, considering that their all [[OurFairiesAreDifferent fae]].
* In ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices'', Jem Carstair's hair is described as silver.
* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Due to the elevated {{mana}} levels in Tariatla compared to Threa, humans can be born with any kind of hair color. It has to do with [[ThePowersThatBe Lady Chaos']] influence increasing the genetic variation in hair pigments. Indeed, Ginger Hasina is shocked that people from Threa ''can't'' have blue hair.
* Marlene from ''Literature/{{Divergent}}'' has purple hair, it's a pretty common Dauntless thing.
* The Irali from ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' have golden hair. Not blond, but actual metallic gold.
* Like with the [[VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga games]] everyone in ''Literature/QuantumDevilSagaAvatarTuner'' have all kinds of hair colors ranging from silver to pink, green and red. This ends up leading to some confusion regarding Sera where her black hair is completely unheard of.
* In the ''Literature/StarDarlings'' franchise, each Star Darling has a different, usually impossible hair color.
* In Mushoku Tensei, this is a staple for the demon/magical races, such as the Supards, like Ruijerd, that have green hair, and the Migurds, like Roxy and Lara, that have actual blue hair.
** Badi and Atofe have purple and blue hair, respectively, and kishirika has pink hair.
** Sylphy has green hair as well, but that's because of the Laplace reincarnation factor, which she shares with Rudeus, but in his case he gained extreme magic potential and the inability to use touki.
*** Sieg also has has green hair, but that's probably hereditary
** Also of note is the Dragon Tribe, like Orsted and Perugius, whose individuals have silver hair and golden eyes.

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* Pretty much everyone in ''Literature/ToughMagic'' has unusualy colored hair, eyes, and skin; which makes sense, considering that their all [[OurFairiesAreDifferent fae]].
* In ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices'', Jem Carstair's hair is described as silver.
* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Due to the elevated {{mana}} levels in Tariatla compared to Threa, humans can be born with any kind of hair color. It has to do with [[ThePowersThatBe Lady Chaos']] influence increasing the genetic variation in hair pigments. Indeed, Ginger Hasina is shocked that people from Threa ''can't'' have blue hair.
* Marlene from ''Literature/{{Divergent}}'' has purple hair, it's a pretty common Dauntless thing.
* The Irali from ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' have golden hair. Not blond, but actual metallic gold.
* Like with the [[VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga games]] everyone in ''Literature/QuantumDevilSagaAvatarTuner'' have all kinds of hair colors ranging from silver to pink, green and red. This ends up leading to some confusion regarding Sera where her black hair is completely unheard of.
* In the ''Literature/StarDarlings'' franchise, each Star Darling has a different, usually impossible hair color.
* In Mushoku Tensei, this is a staple for the demon/magical races, such as the Supards, like Ruijerd, that have green hair, and the Migurds, like Roxy and Lara, that have actual blue hair.
** Badi and Atofe have purple and blue hair, respectively, and kishirika has pink hair.
** Sylphy has green hair as well, but that's because of the Laplace reincarnation factor, which she shares with Rudeus, but in his case he gained extreme magic potential and the inability to use touki.
*** Sieg also has has green hair, but that's probably hereditary
** Also of note is the Dragon Tribe, like Orsted and Perugius, whose individuals have silver hair and golden eyes.
27th Oct '16 10:51:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Literature/TheTwelveKingdoms'' novels. The starting setting is a plausible, normal Japan, where people have the Japanese hair colors and such. Then, the main character, Youko Nakajima, has almost red hair and it's completely natural (although people accuse her of dyeing it red to bring attention to herself). Then, a ''platinum blond'' (almost white-haired) Japanese looking guy appears from nowhere and wants to take Youko to his world (making people assume he's a gangster and she's secretly his girlfriend). When she finally goes to this world, between all the suffering, she sees Japanese-looking people of all skintones ''and'' hair colors. All the colors in a rainbow. The anime shows it with beautiful detail, but not as impressively as it is the novel description. But taking in consideration that [[JustifiedTrope they are sorta like]] [[BizarreAlienBiology aliens]]...

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* ''Literature/TheTwelveKingdoms'' ''LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms'' novels. The starting setting is a plausible, normal Japan, where people have the Japanese hair colors and such. Then, the main character, Youko Nakajima, has almost red hair and it's completely natural (although people accuse her of dyeing it red to bring attention to herself). Then, a ''platinum blond'' (almost white-haired) Japanese looking guy appears from nowhere and wants to take Youko to his world (making people assume he's a gangster and she's secretly his girlfriend). When she finally goes to this world, between all the suffering, she sees Japanese-looking people of all skintones ''and'' hair colors. All the colors in a rainbow. The anime shows it with beautiful detail, but not as impressively as it is the novel description. But taking in consideration that [[JustifiedTrope they are sorta like]] [[BizarreAlienBiology aliens]]...
27th Oct '16 10:49:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* Members of House Targaryen in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' have platinum-colored hair. [[spoiler:Aegon Targaryen invokes this trope and dyes his hair blue to avoid being recognized.]]

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* Members of House Targaryen in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' have platinum-colored hair. [[spoiler:Aegon Targaryen invokes this trope and dyes his hair blue to avoid being recognized.]]



* ''TheTwelveKingdoms'' novels. The starting setting is a plausible, normal Japan, where people have the Japanese hair colors and such. Then, the main character, Youko Nakajima, has almost red hair and it's completely natural (although people accuse her of dyeing it red to bring attention to herself). Then, a ''platinum blond'' (almost white-haired) Japanese looking guy appears from nowhere and wants to take Youko to his world (making people assume he's a gangster and she's secretly his girlfriend). When she finally goes to this world, between all the suffering, she sees Japanese-looking people of all skintones ''and'' hair colors. All the colors in a rainbow. The anime shows it with beautiful detail, but not as impressively as it is the novel description. But taking in consideration that [[JustifiedTrope they are sorta like]] [[BizarreAlienBiology aliens]]...

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* ''TheTwelveKingdoms'' ''Literature/TheTwelveKingdoms'' novels. The starting setting is a plausible, normal Japan, where people have the Japanese hair colors and such. Then, the main character, Youko Nakajima, has almost red hair and it's completely natural (although people accuse her of dyeing it red to bring attention to herself). Then, a ''platinum blond'' (almost white-haired) Japanese looking guy appears from nowhere and wants to take Youko to his world (making people assume he's a gangster and she's secretly his girlfriend). When she finally goes to this world, between all the suffering, she sees Japanese-looking people of all skintones ''and'' hair colors. All the colors in a rainbow. The anime shows it with beautiful detail, but not as impressively as it is the novel description. But taking in consideration that [[JustifiedTrope they are sorta like]] [[BizarreAlienBiology aliens]]...
24th Jun '16 9:26:57 AM StFan
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* In ''[[{{Literature/MGP}} Magical Girl Policy]]'', many characters have strange hair colors, and very few people find anything off about this.



* The hero of the Anime-inspired online serial ''[[Literature/MGP Magical Girl Policy]]'' finds the rainbow spectrum of hair colors common in Kessia City to be completely odd but the locals think it's a normal to the extent that they even have color designations like bluenette for blue, emerelde for green, violette for purple, and scarlette for blood red. At one point Rob meets a cheerleader with snow white hair and muses to himself about what they might call that. He dismisses the first name he comes up with (whitehead) for good reason.
26th Dec '15 10:48:07 AM JustKnown
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* The hero of the Anime-inspired online serial ''[[Literature/MGP Magical Girl Policy]]'' finds the rainbow spectrum of hair colors common in Kessia City to be completely odd but the locals think it's a normal to the extent that they even have color designations like bluenette for blue, emerelde for green, violette for purple, and scarlette for blood red. At one point Rob meets a cheerleader with snow white hair and muses to himself about what they might call that. He dismisses the first name he comes up with (whitehead) for good reason.
24th Dec '15 1:52:18 PM VajraYaksa
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* In Mushoku Tensei, this is a staple for the demon/magical races, such as the Supards, like Ruijerd, that have green hair, and the Migurds, like Roxy and Lara, that have actual blue hair.
** Badi and Atofe have purple and blue hair, respectively, and kishirika has pink hair.
** Sylphy has green hair as well, but that's because of the Laplace reincarnation factor, which she shares with Rudeus, but in his case he gained extreme magic potential and the inability to use touki.
*** Sieg also has has green hair, but that's probably hereditary
** Also of note is the Dragon Tribe, like Orsted and Perugius, whose individuals have silver hair and golden eyes.
16th Oct '15 8:43:00 AM lalalei2001
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* In the ''Literature/StarDarlings'' franchise, each Star Darling has a different, usually impossible hair color.
23rd May '15 9:45:17 AM matteste
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* Like with the [[VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga games]] everyone in ''Literature/QuantumDevilSagaAvatarTuner'' have all kinds of hair colors ranging from silver to pink, green and red. This ends up leading to some confusion regarding Sera where her black hair is completely unheard of.
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