Created By: Shakuran13 on March 24, 2013 Last Edited By: Shakuran13 on March 25, 2013

White Male Protagonist With Short Black Hair

Where the main character of a work is a light-skinned male with short and black hair.

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Often, especially in anime, the main character of a work is a light-skinned male with short, black hair, sometimes to the point where they are cardboard cut-outs with different art styles or small distinguishing features.


Anime and Manga
  • Luffy from One Piece is an example of this. His scar is his only distinguishing facial feature.
  • Sho Kazamatsuri from Whistle! has dark brown hair that looks almost black. The manga, being black-and-white, makes it look black.
  • Amano Yukiteru from Future Diary has slightly longer, but still short, black hair.
  • Kiyo Takamine from Zatch Bell! is another example.
  • Depending on the definition of "short", Gon Freecs from Hunter X Hunter could be considered an example.
  • Rin Okumura from Blue Exorcist is a very good example in that, drawn differently, he could be drawn as Kiyo, Luffy, and many others.
  • Yusuke Urameshi from Yuyu Hakusho, although with a more unique hairstyle.
  • Ryoma Echizen from The Prince Of Tennis is yet another example.
  • Although his hair is too long for most of the series, Kenzo Tenma from Monster is an example at the beginning.
  • Beet from Beet the Vandel Buster is an example with a different hairstyle.

Comic Books
  • Superman, obviously.
  • Bruce Wayne is another example.
  • Bruce Banner
  • Tony Stark

  • Harry Potter, but his glasses and scar are good at covering it up.
Community Feedback Replies: 5
  • March 25, 2013
    This seems to be People Sit On Chairs.
  • March 25, 2013
    yeah you'd really have to narrow it down to an archetype to qualify as looking the same just with different art styles. what makes this different from White Male Lead but not Action Genre Hero Guy

    Side note, most of the anime characters are Japanese, not White.
  • March 25, 2013
    Ugh, not another appearance trope. We have enough problems with the current ones as it is.
  • March 25, 2013
    Unless there is a narrative reason for something, it's not a trope. Motion to discard.
  • March 25, 2013
    This isn't a trope. It's an arbitrary connection between two characteristics that serve no narrative function together. You will find just as many white males with short blond hair or any colour really.

    Discarding as People Sit On Chairs.