There Can Only Be One Blonde

(permanent link) added: 2011-04-10 19:18:23 sponsor: OWlf (last reply: 2011-04-10 19:18:23)

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In many TV shows and movies, there will be two (or more) characters with very similar appearances. Because these characters are very difficult to distinguish (or at least reasonably difficult), viewers immediately feel that only one of them will end up being a main character for any length of time. This feeling generally precedes one or more characters being killed off, leaving only those who can be easily distinguished. While death is a very common way of disposing of excess characters, they can also be Put On A Bus or gotten rid of in any number of other ways. This trope is commonly used in the case of two blonde women, as seen in the first season of The Walking Dead.
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