Created By: Pichukun on July 14, 2011 Last Edited By: Pichu-kun on November 24, 2017
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Inconsistent Coloring

The colors used for characters change often, either due to Art Evolution or not.

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Indexes: Comic Book Tropes, Consistency


It may be due to various artists. Maybe publishing issues. Maybe they're retconning or deliberately redesigning an outfit from here on out. Maybe They Just Didn't Care. Regardless, sometimes characters' colors aren't consistent from one moment to the next, whether it's a very notable miscoloration in one panel, or consistently recolored across an entire issue. It's typically small details, such as eye color, but more major details, like hair color or costume colors, can be changed too.

This is particularly prevalent in comics, including western comic books, newspaper comics, manga and webcomics, but can happen with other media as well. Is drequently due to different artists but can also be due to retcons or just the artist being Off-Model.

Compare to Depending on the Artist, Adaptation Dye-Job,, Early Installment Character-Design Difference, and Hair Color Dissonance.

Examples:

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    Anime And Manga 
  • Early on the Wandering Son characters rarely had a stationary color in colored artwork; even within the same volume would the colors change. Eventually the manga decided on certain colors for certain characters, such as Takatsuki having black hair. However other colors, such as the exact shade of Nitori's brown hair, still changed between colored artwork until the very end.
  • XxxHolic have Yuuko's and Watanuki's eyes, which have been just about every color of the spectrum.
  • Kamui from X1999, whose eyes have been blue, green, and purple in various pieces of artwork.
  • The mangaka of Miracle Girls justifies this, saying that the different colors were caused by problems made during the publishing process. The main twins hair would change between varying tones of near white, blonde, and brown depending on the cover. Their official tone was a dark brown, which the anime uses.
  • The colored art for 3-gatsu no Lion portray the Kawamoto sisters with either black hair or brunette hair. Typically, the more detailed pieces, like the ones used for volume covers, will use brunette.
  • While the covers of Ranma ˝ usually consistently show Male Ranma with black hair (though the highlight color may vary), Female Ranma's hair bounces off between black, brown, red, pink, purple, and blue.
  • Ino from Naruto has been depicted with both blue eyes and green eyes in the manga, though she's usually green eyed. The anime uses blue.
  • In Sherlock Hound, Moriarty's minion Smiley is green in the six episodes directed by Hayao Miyazaki, and brown in the other twenty episodes.
  • Aiko from Goodnight Punpun has been depicted with brown hair, red hair, and even teal hair. Her official color is a dark brown.
  • Shouko from A Silent Voice is frequently depicted in colored artwork with a near pink tone of hair. Canonically she has a dark brown hair but few artworks use the tone. The animated movie gives her reddish hair.
  • Triela from Gunslinger Girl is a Dark-Skinned Blonde however her skin tone is shaded in different ways. Early chapters often made her as light as the white characters, however later ones tend to shade her darker.
  • The pilot of Transformers Cybertron had a few shots where Optimus Prime's head had noticeably different coloring than what was used for the remainder of the series.
  • Sailor Moon:
    • Chibiusa's friend Momoko had brown hair in the R and S seasons but switched to purple hair in SuperS. In the manga she has pink hair.
    • The hair color Usagi's mom switches between pink and blue in the manga. The first chapter depicted her with light brown hair. The 90s anime depicted her with dark blue hair while Sailor Moon Crystal originally opted for light purple in season 1 before also switching her to dark blue.
  • Karin (Korin in dubs), the magical cat in Dragon Ball, is a different color anytime he appears on a cover, to accent his strangeness. In the anime adaptations, however, he's a consistent white.
  • Exaggerated in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, as part of its general... bizarreness. Whenever color is used (most notably in the anime adaptation), characters are known to change color schemes multiple times within the same scene.
  • Pokémon:
    • Tracey either has black hair or black hair with heavy green tints.
    • The switch to computer animation in late Johto caused this for several characters. For example, James' hair is either indigo, blue, or purple while Jessie's is either red, magenta, or purplish.
    • Misty's eye color has changed between blue and green many times.
  • Hori's hair in Horimiya ranges from light auburn to a very dark brown in the original webcomic and official artwork. Confusingly, the manga makes it look like she has blonde hair since it doesn't have any screentone (and other characters with canonically lighter hair do).

    Comic Books 
  • In The Incredible Hulk's first appearance he's gray; then from the 2nd issue on he's green (and is shown to be green in Flash Backs to the first issue). Much later it's re-retconned back to him being gray at first.
  • Triumph, in DC's Trinity miniseries, was drawn with at least four different hair colors... and they weren't similar. He started out blue, popped up with red and brown, and finally ended back where belonged at blonde.
  • Sonic the Comic had problems with eye colors in the Sonic Adventure arc. Porker Lewis' eyes changed from brown to blue and back. Everyone with Black Bead Eyes before switching to colored eyes in the Sonic Adventure arc.
  • Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog:
    • Characters in the comic originally had Black Bead Eyes that would sometimes appear colored, however the colors weren't consistent. Eventually the Sonic Adventure era created an excuse to give Sonic green eyes, while everyone else was just assumed to have always looked that way. Their colors stayed stationary since then.
    • Amy had violet eyes at the beginning of the Sonic Adventure arc instead of her normal green.
  • Before he got his own comic, Midnighter's hair color frequently changed. This was because he was so rarely seen without his cowl that colorists never settled on a consensus. It was eventually explained as him constantly dyeing it different colors.

    Fan Works 

    Film - Animation 
  • In The Lion King, Nala's eyes can be seen as changing from blue to green. In The Lion King: Six New Adventures, her eyes are gold, and finally, in The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, her eyes are an electric blue (or something of the sort, the fanbase is confused and twisted on her eye color).
  • In Mulan, Mulan's armor is mostly seen as green but also as blue and brown later in the movie.
  • Aurora has three eye colors in Sleeping Beauty: Brown eyes, purple eyes, and Black Bead Eyes. In at least one scene she changed between the three. Disney Princess merchandise portrays her consistently with purple eyes, making her the only princess with an unnatural eye color. Rereleases have fixed the film so that her eyes are more obviously purple.

    Franchises 
  • Sonic the Hedgehog: Sonic's eyelids have varied wildly depending on the adaptation. In the original games, they were flesh-colored, although the number of times Sonic blinked to illustrate that could be counted on both hands. Archie went with blue; Fleetway originally had flesh-colored, but went to blue as well. Then Adventure introduced the redesign, and made the flesh-colored eyelids even more noticeable, prompting the relevant change in both comics. Finally, when Sonic X rolled around, the eyelids were made blue again, but this time the change carried over into the games as well, which has stuck ever since. This can be somewhat surreal in Sonic Generations, where Classic Sonic retains the flesh-colored eyelids but Modern Sonic has the current blue ones.

    Literature 
  • Warrior Cats:
    • Despite being the protagonist of the first Story Arc and having the most official images out of any character in the series, the artist of the series can't seem to decide whether Firestar should have tabby stripes, what shade of orange his fur is, and whether or not he has Green Eyes (the canon color) or yellow. In a particularly egregious example, on the book jackets of the Super Edition books, it shows him as having yellow eyes on the cover of Firestar's Quest, even though the actual cover has him with green eyes! The books themselves never refer to Firestar as a tabby, implying he's solid-coloured.
    • Brightheart has been described as being white with tortoiseshell patches, as being flecked instead of patched, as having white patches of fur, as being an outright tortoiseshell, and being a solid brown cat. Official art has also depicted her with brown eyes. She's officially a white furred cat with ginger patches and blue eyes.
    • Longtail's design is very inconsistent. He's referred to as brown and then less than fifty pages later is called silver. Apparently the reason for this is because the Erins have different views on what tabbies look like (one thinks they're brown and another silver). Vicky however believes Longtail to be grey.
  • Ozma from the Land of Oz books is described as having "ruddy blonde locks". Most official art portrays her as a brunette, though some also portray Ozma with black hair or red hair as well. Subsequently, popular fanon depicts Ozma as a brunette and most adaptations portray her as any color but blonde. Return to Oz is one of the few adaptations where she is a blonde (and even then she doesn't have a reddish tone to her hair).
  • Official art for Seeker Bears differs on whether Lusa has a brown muzzle or a black muzzle.
  • Mufasa and Scar's father in The Lion King: Six New Adventures has a different design in the illustrations than he does in the text. The text describes Ahadi as having a black mane and green eyes, while the illustrations depict him with a red mane and brown eyes.

    Live Action TV 
  • Bran's direwolf Summer from Game of Thrones has gone from having gray fur to having brown to having what is a sort of beige-like color.

    Newspaper Comics 
  • Since most Newspaper Comics are printed in black and white, this trope can happen if a colored version is available. This can be seen in Garfield, where the house interior and appliances are not defined color-wise. Even Jon's outfit changes colors sometimes.
  • In some Peanuts color Sunday strips Charlie Brown's trademark yellow shirt is a dark red, or green, or something else.
  • In Dilbert's black and white daily strips, the point is lost that Asok the intern is meant to be Asian. He looks "white" as his face and hands are rendered in the same pale tones as Dilbert, Wally or Alice. However, in the colour weekend strips, it is clear that his ethnicity is different. Owing to the limitations of monochrome publishing, this has effectively become an unintended version of this trope - Asok is white on weekdays and Asian at the weekend.

    Toys 
  • Transformers: Rumble and Frenzy, the two Cassetteicons who turn into robots were red and blue, respectively, in the original toys. However, the animated versions were blue and red. Since then, they've been alternating back and forth for the past thirty years or so.

     Webcomics 
  • The titular character in minus. has hair which ranges from blue to red to green- although this is clearly an intentional case of Kaleidoscope Hair, it has no In-Universe explanation and is never noticed by the other characters. It just varies depending on the strip.

    Western Animation 
  • In The Tick, one episode has the defective superheroes gathered in a room. A continuity error or just sloppy coloring keeps depicting American Maid as alternating from black-stockinged legs to bare legs and back again, even though she is just sitting there and has neither time nor a plot reason to keep whipping her stockings on and off.
  • In The X's, Tuesday's hair changes color from episode to episode. Not sure whether this is an actual mistake or whether it's just a tendency of Tuesday's to dye her hair a lot.
  • There's an intentional example in Yakkity Yak with Professor Crazyhair, whose hair constantly changes color. It's a rather fitting name.
  • When Speed Buggy and friends crossed over with Scooby-Doo, Speedy's pal Mark had a much darker skin tone than how he was normally shown.
  • In the Classic Disney Shorts, Butch the Bulldog is grey with a darker grey muzzle and white belly, but in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, he's brown with a tan colored muzzle and belly.
  • In on episode of The Charlie Brown And Snoopy Show, Linus' blanket is colored green instead of light blue. Hand Waved by a voice-over of Lucy saying that "My brother's got a stupid new blanket."
  • This happened to Sunshine in Salty's Lighthouse, the cut and paste translation of TUGS. In addition to Sunshine being a girl in Salty's Lighthouse (in TUGS, he was a boy), stock footage from TUGS episodes were used for his/her scenes, namely switching between his/her original white livery from the episode, "Sunshine", and his/her yellow paintwork in later episodes.
  • Rugrats merchandise often has Angelica with purple eyes while Angelica and Suzie's Preschool Daze has her as blue eyes. A piece of All Grown Up! promotional art also has her as blue-eyed.
Community Feedback Replies: 66
  • July 14, 2011
    smashingmelons
    I've been meaning to do this for a really long time. The only example I can think of right now is Kamui from X1999, whose eyes have been blue, green, and purple in various pieces of artwork. I'll get back to you with more examples, though.
  • July 14, 2011
    Monessi
    Triumph, in DC's Trinity miniseries, was drawn with at least four different hair colors... and they weren't similar. He started out blue, popped up with red and brown, and finally ended back where belonged at blonde.
  • July 15, 2011
    Goldenpelt
    Despite being the protagonist of the first Story Arc in Warrior Cats and having the most official images out of any character in the series, the artist of the series can't seem to decide whether Firestar should have tabby stripes, what shade of orange his fur is, and whether or not he has Green Eyes (the canon color) or yellow. In a particularly egregious example, on the book jackets of the Super Edition books, it shows him as having yellow eyes on the cover of Firestar's Quest, even though the actual cover has him with green eyes!

    While the covers of Ranma 1/2 usually consistently show Male Ranma with black hair (though the highlight color may vary), Female Ranma's hair bounces off between black, brown, red, pink, purple, and blue.
  • July 15, 2011
    NESBoy
    Early on, Nintendo was indecisive whether make Waluigi's outfit blue or purple.
  • July 15, 2011
    goodtimesfreegrog
  • July 15, 2011
    TheChainMan
    ^That's about art style, not color. For one, this could be a single artist that is inconsistent about his choice of palettes...
  • July 15, 2011
    TonyG
    There are some examples on Depending On The Artist about coloring. Maybe they could be moved here.
  • July 17, 2011
    SwanFeathers
    I think this could apply to animation as well. Case in point: Seto Kaiba, whose hair changes from green to brown WITHIN the anime. In Sailor Moon, Chibiusa's friend Momoko Momohara had color that changed from brown in SMR to magenta in SM Super S, but this example actually meant a shift to what Naoko Takeuchi had in mind.
  • July 17, 2011
    hotrods4ben
    Is this related more to Lazy Artist/Off Model or Depending On The Artist?
  • July 18, 2011
    smashingmelons
    ^ It's related a little to all of them, but mostly Off Model, since it isn't necessarily the artist being lazy and it often occurs within the same artist's work.

    • Yuuko and Watanuki's eyes have been just about every color of the spectrum.
    • Actually, there are quite a few Clamp- related examples of this.
  • July 18, 2011
    thegrenekni3t
  • July 18, 2011
    CrazedOtaku
    In [The Lion King], Nala's eyes can be seen as changing from blue to green. In TLKSNA, her eyes are gold, and finally, in Simba's Pride, her eyes are an electric blue.
  • July 18, 2011
    randomsurfer
    In The Incredible Hulk's first appearance he's gray; then from the 2nd issue on he's green (and is shown to be green in Flash Backs to the first issue). Much later it's re-retconned back to him being gray at first. Does That Count?
  • July 19, 2011
    AgProv
    Western Animation: In The Tick, one episode has the defective superheroes gathered in a room. A continuity error or just sloppy coloring keeps depicting American Maid as alternating from black-stockinged legs to bare legs and back again, even though she is just sitting there and has neither time nor a plot reason to keep whipping her stockings on and off.
  • July 19, 2011
    Angewomon
  • July 19, 2011
    jbrecken
    When Speed Buggy and friends crossed over with Scooby Doo, Speedy's pal Mark had a much darker skin tone than how he was normally shown.
  • October 23, 2011
    EdnaWalker
    Bump? In the Classic Disney Shorts, Butch the Bulldog is grey with a darker grey muzzle and white belly, but in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, he's brown with a tan colored muzzle and belly.
  • October 23, 2012
    FantasyLiver
    In Mulan her armor is mostly seen as green but also as blue and brown later in the movie.
  • October 23, 2012
    ShadowHog
    Sonic's eyelids have varied wildly depending on the adaptation. In the original games, they were flesh-colored, although the number of times Sonic blinked to illustrate that could be counted on both hands. Archie went with blue; Fleetway originally had flesh-colored (I think?), but went to blue as well. Then Adventure introduced the redesign, and made the flesh-colored eyelids even more noticeable, prompting the relevant change in both comics. Finally, when Sonic X rolled around, the eyelids were made blue again, but this time the change carried over into the games as well, which has stuck ever since. This can be somewhat surreal in Sonic Generations, where Classic Sonic retains the flesh-colored eyelids but Modern Sonic has the current blue ones.
  • October 23, 2012
    NESBoy
    Since most Newspaper Comics are printed in black and white, this trope can happen if a colored version is available. This can be seen in Garfield, where the house interior and appliances are not defined color-wise. Even Jon's outfit changes colors sometimes.
  • November 19, 2012
    Bakazuki
    I'm thinking about improving the description a bit, but I have little ideas where to start off. Suggestions?
  • November 20, 2012
    ShadowHog
    Here's a stab.


    Action Alice is a popular comic book superhero with a loyal fanbase. They just can't get enough of her action-packed adventures, running around town in a red leotard with brown tights, blue boots and gloves, and a yellow cape. Apparently there's going to be a very special crossover with popular superhero Badass Bob, which has fans very excited! They eagerly flock out to stores to pick up this crossover issue.

    But wait, something's amiss. Action Alice is there, but... is her cape red? Wasn't it supposed to be yellow?

    Action Alice's more observant fans have just stumbled upon an instance of inconsistent coloring.

    It may be due to various artists. Maybe publishing issues. Maybe they're retconning or deliberately redesigning an outfit from here on out. Maybe They Just Didnt Care. Regardless, sometimes characters' colors aren't consistent from one moment to the next, whether it's a very notable miscoloration in one panel, or consistently recolored across an entire issue. It's typically small details, such as eye color, but more major details, like hair color or costume colors, can be changed too.

    This is particularly prevalent in comics, including western comic books, newspaper comics, manga and webcomics, but can happen with other media as well.
  • November 21, 2012
    Bakazuki
    Yeah, this looks really good, thank you. At the very least, it'll take away the "stub" looking the previous description gave it. We can add more to it if we feel the need to.
  • November 22, 2012
    HaggisMcCrablice
    Princess Peach's hair was auburn in her animated debut, but video game artwork from that point on shows he as a blonde.

    Coach Barkin was blonde for his first three appearances in Kim Possible.

    Gambit's eyes were normal-looking in his first appearance in X Men Evolution; later they changed to the familiar red-on-black from the comics.

    A couple of minor He Man characters changed hair colors between appearances (not counting models recycled and recolored for an altogether different character).
  • November 22, 2012
    Stratadrake
    Have to question tropability here -- to say that "something happens" without giving meaning to an occurence is textbook People Sit On Chairs.
  • November 22, 2012
    EdnaWalker
    If it is a trope, then it would be a subtrope of Depending On The Artist.
  • November 22, 2012
    Bakazuki
    Well, okay. Let's figure this out.

    It's a trope on Consistency or, more specifically, a lack of Internal Consistency, and it's not like all of the tropes in that index necessarily have any relevance/meaning within the context of the story itself, but as a body of work (if I'm using that phrase correctly). I'm not sure what kind of meaning you're looking for, in this case.
  • November 22, 2012
    Stratadrake
    I'm ... not entirely sure either. But consider: Bloopers are not a trope.
  • August 29, 2013
    FlyingDuckManGenesis
    • This happened to Sunshine in Salty's Lighthouse, the cut and paste translation of TUGS. In addition to Sunshine being a girl in Salty's Lighthouse (in TUGS, he was a boy), stock footage from TUGS episodes were used for his/her scenes, namely switching between his/her original white livery from the episode, "Sunshine", and his/her yellow paintwork in later episodes.

    The description for the example above might need some work.
  • August 29, 2013
    ShanghaiSlave
    @Stratadrake -- Bloopers is not a trope but it IS a Trivia. also, this is pretty notable in itself.
  • August 29, 2013
    DAN004
  • August 30, 2013
    Arivne
    The first three paragraphs of the description are Example As A Thesis and need to be changed before launch.
  • August 30, 2013
    Synchronicity
    • Bran's direwolf Summer from Game Of Thrones has gone from having gray fur to having brown to having what is a sort of beige-like color.
  • August 30, 2013
    TonyG
    In on episode of The Charlie Brown And Snoopy Show, Linus' blanket is colored green instead of light blue. Hand Waved by a voice-over of Lucy saying that "My brother's got a stupid new blanket."
  • November 11, 2013
    Larkmarn
    I don't see how this is distinct from Depending On The Artist. In case it's not, for whatever reason (this would go under Toys):

    • Transformers: Rumble and Frenzy, the two Cassetteicons who turn into robots were red and blue, respectively, in the original toys. However, the animated versions were blue and red. Since then, they've been alternating back and forth for the past thirty years or so.
  • November 11, 2013
    DAN004
    This is pretty much... a subtrope.

    Compare Adaptation Dye Job.
  • November 12, 2013
    Larkmarn
    It just doesn't seem distinct enough to warrant a subtrope.
  • November 12, 2013
    SquirrelGuy
    On Sesame Street, Oscar the Grouch was orange in the first season. I think a retcon was eventually made for why he turned green, something about going to a toxic waste dump on vacation that summer, and Oscar liked the new look so he kept it.

    Grover, who is blue, was originally a brownish-green. He was an unnamed, anonymous monster at the time, though one sketch referred to him as "Fuzzyface".

    Herry Monster had a blue nose in the first season; from the second season on it's purple.
  • November 13, 2013
    PhantomDusclops92
    • In Hunter X Hunter, this is the case with Kurapika's shoes. In the manga version, he's shown wearing blue shoes with white socks, in the first anime he at first wears turquoise shoes and later switches to blue shoes (still keeping the white socks), and in the newer anime he wears blue shoes with no socks.
    • Up until Mario Party 3, Daisy had a purple crown. Starting from Mario Party 4, her crown is golden like Peach's one.
      • Still talking about Mario: Toad's vest was originally red, then it became blue, and starting from Super Mario Sunshine it got yellow trims.
  • November 13, 2013
    SquirrelGuy
    Iron Man's armor was gray in the first issue.

    This seems to happen quite a bit with superheroes. Batman, for example, was blue in the 1960's series with Adam West. His costume turned black in the Michael Keaton movie.
  • November 13, 2013
    Larkmarn
    Those were both instances of the costumes changing, not inconsistent art. Iron Man painted his armor gold. Batman was wearing a different Batsuit.
  • November 13, 2013
    randomsurfer
    In some Peanuts color Sunday strips Charlie Brown's trademark yellow shirt is a dark red, or green, or something else.
  • October 14, 2014
    DAN004
    So pichu-kun took this over again?
  • October 15, 2014
    StarSword
    Anime and Manga:
    • The pilot of Transformers Cybertron had a few shots where Optimus Prime's head had noticeably different coloring than what was used for the remainder of the series.
  • October 15, 2014
    Pichu-kun
    ^^ I'd fix up the trope but I do not have computer access currently and it's difficult to edit it right now.
  • October 16, 2014
    AgProv
    Newspaper Comics; In Dilbert's black and white daily strips, the point is lost that Asok the intern is meant to be Asian. He looks "white" as his face and hands are rendered in the same pale tones as Dilbert, Wally or Alice. However, in the colour weekend strips, it is clear that his ethnicity is different. Owing to the limitations of monochrome publishing, this has effectively become an unintended version of this trope - Asok is white on weekdays and Asian at the weekend.
  • March 28, 2016
    Pichu-kun
    I'm picking this up again.
  • May 11, 2016
    DAN004
    Contrast Palette Swap
  • November 27, 2016
    naturalironist
    In Rocky And Bullwinkle, Natasha usually wears a purple dress but it sometimes changes to red for certain episodes due to animation inconsistencies.
  • November 27, 2016
    naturalironist
    In Rocky And Bullwinkle, Natasha usually wears a purple dress but it sometimes changes to red for certain episodes due to animation inconsistencies.
  • November 27, 2016
    naturalironist
    In Rocky And Bullwinkle, Natasha usually wears a purple dress but it sometimes changes to red for certain episodes due to animation inconsistencies.
  • November 28, 2016
    LondonKdS
    Before he got his own comic, Midnighter's hair color frequently changed. This was because he was so rarely seen without his cowl that colorists never settled on a consensus. It was eventually explained as him constantly dyeing it different colors.
  • November 28, 2016
    Generality
    • Karin (Korin in dubs), the magical cat in Dragon Ball, is a different color anytime he appears on a cover, to accent his strangeness. In the anime adaptations, however, he's a consistent white.
  • November 29, 2016
    Prime32
  • November 29, 2016
    Snicka
  • November 30, 2016
    Basara-kun
    Anime and Manga:
    • In One Punch Man, Saitama's cape is red, but in the anime adaptation it becomes white. Also the "Oppai" hoodie used by Saitama and some other characters, which usually yellow with black letters and symbols, in the anime instead is white with orange sleeves and hood and the "Oppai" word and symbols are in yellow.
  • November 30, 2016
    Generality
    ^ Apparently, consistent changes across an adaptation in this way are covered by Adaptation Dye Job.
  • September 21, 2017
    Pichu-kun
    Is the use of Alice And Bob okay? I know using those terms is frowned upon these days.
  • September 21, 2017
    Arivne
    ^ Here is my standard text on the subject:


    The Description is an Example As A Thesis (note the Alice And Bob elements). This has a 90% chance of being a bad idea, as explained on that page and SelfDemonstrating/ExampleAsAThesis. It should be re-written as a clear, simple description of the trope.

    The reason it's a bad idea is that people read the Description to find out what the trope is about. An Example As A Thesis Description includes information that isn't a required part of the trope. This can cause people to think that those elements are required when they're actually not, causing them to misunderstand the trope.

    For example, since the current Description mentions two superheroes, a Cross Over and specific colors, the reader could conclude that these elements must be present for the trope to occur, even though this is not the case.
  • September 27, 2017
    Pichu-kun
    Removed the first few paragraphs.
  • November 23, 2017
    Malady
    Is this ready for launch? ... I need this to handle Kaleidoscope Eyes TRS so much...

    Examples:

    Characters.Yu Gi Oh Main Characters:

    * Dark Yugi (Yami Yugi):

    • Kaleidoscope Eyes: Not as prevalent as Bakura, but his eye colour also varies between art. In the Toei anime the colour was red, which changed to purple in the second series. They've also been green, but it seems red is his most standard color in his official arts.

    • Ryo Bakura (Bakura Ryou):

      • Kaleidoscope Eyes: His eye color (and hair color) is never consistent across adaptations. They're blue or turquoise in the manga, green in the Toei anime, blue, purple or silver in the video games, brown in the second-series anime, and magenta red in The Darkside of Dimensions.

    • Dark Bakura (Yami Bakura):

      • Kaleidoscope Eyes: His eye color changes across adaptations, from purple in the manga and Toei anime to brown in the second-series anime. They've also been turquoise in cover art, varying shades of purple and pink in the video games, and are blood-red in Yu Gi Oh Duel Links.
  • November 10, 2017
    Gamermaster
    • Hori's hair in Horimiya ranges from light auburn to a very dark brown in the original webcomic and official artwork. Confusingly, the manga makes it look like she has blonde hair since it doesn't have any screentone (and other characters with canonically lighter hair do).
  • November 10, 2017
    PistolsAtDawn
    • The titular character in Minus has hair which ranges from blue to red to green- although this is clearly an intentional case of Kaleidoscope Hair, it has no In Universe explanation and is never noticed by the other characters. It just varies depending on the strip.
  • November 23, 2017
    Malady
    Umm... Why hasn't this been launched yet? Other than examples needed to be added, what's missing?
  • November 24, 2017
    Arivne
    The reason this hasn't been launched is that it's still under the control of the Original Poster Pichu-Kun, and they haven't decided to launch it.

    In three more days (November 27th) it will be Up For Grabs again and someone else can launch it.
  • November 24, 2017
    Pichu-kun
    Bump. It's ready to launch, right? Does it need anything extra?
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