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->''"A race that only exists in anime"''
-->-- '''Woolie''', ''Webvideo/TwoBestFriendsPlay''

Cousin of the DarkSkinnedRedhead, opposite of RavenHairIvorySkin and the EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette. If the series is matching HairColors to personalities, the DSB is often a DumbBlonde if female (whereas the DSR is often hotheaded). The trope may have some relation to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganguro Ganguro]] fashion trend that took over Japan for part of TheNineties, consisting of bleached hair and an artificial tan. There are also many DSB males, though there aren't really any discernible stereotypes associated with them in Japanese works, except that bleached hair is often seen as a sign of delinquency.

The addition of a DSB in the cast often adds a foreign flavor to the show, and it is not uncommon for the DSB to be of uncertain or dubious origin. This appearance is also sometimes used for fantasy races or ethnic groups with no real-life equivalent. The fact that very few people in real life have this natural combination of hair and skin helps to create this impression, with the exception of surfers or others who spend lots of time in the sun, as the sun bleaches hair and darkens tans, sometimes to extreme degrees. It's also common for a DSB to be of {{mixed|Ancestry}} [[ButNotTooForeign heritage]]--see [[http://mulattoesonly.tumblr.com/ here]] for some RealLife examples--and have their appearance {{handwave}}d through this, but more often than not, it just goes unexplained; light hair on dark characters is simply easier to draw and frames the face very well.

The trope also shows up with some frequency in Western works (either animated or live action), where it will either take the form of a very tan-skinned blond or a non light skinned person with bleached hair. These characters will often play the role of either TheDitz (often a ValleyGirl) or the JerkJock; in fact, the "arrogant, tanned, blond villain" has been a stock character in ProfessionalWrestling almost from its inception (see below). More benign examples may appear as {{Surfer Dude}}s, since you can easily acquire a tan from extended exposure to the sun on the beach.

Much in the same way that blonde hair and blue eyes have become the PhenotypeStereotype for Caucasian people, DSB is becoming - perhaps over more realistic choices - common for characters who are supposed to be of Indian or Indonesian descent. Blond hair and dark skin ''does'' occur frequently among children in the Aboriginal people of Australia and elsewhere in the South Pacific, [[http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2012/05/case-closed-blonde-melanesians-understood/ due to a genetic mutation which arose independently from the one which causes blond hair in people of European descent]], but it usually darkens with age--see [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vanuatu_blonde.jpg here]] for a RealLife example.

Incidentally, any skin/hair combination darker than "peaches and cream" and lighter than "auburn" can go here. (Light brunettes with dark skin may also fit, but that's pushing it.)

See also AmbiguouslyBrown.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Lieutenant Kitsurubami of ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' (see above picture). Note that she shares her name with a shade of brown, referencing her skintone. She also has a visual {{Expy}}, Lal'C Mellk Mal from the later Creator/StudioGainax series ''Anime/{{Diebuster}}''.
* Triela of ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'', a girl of uncertain origin. The manga strongly implied that she was from Eastern Europe early on, but revealed she was from Tunisia. At the end of the manga [[spoiler:her genetic daughter]] Speranza also has this coloring, and her paternity is left ambiguous.
* Loran, the protagonist of ''Anime/TurnAGundam''. His hair is technically white, though. From the same series Miashei and Guin are more straight examples.
** Dearka Elsman of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Gundam SEED]]'', another male example. Ironically, he's the ''least'' exotic-looking of the Gundam pilots...
** Lt. Burning of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory'' has blonde hair and very dark skin.
* Integra Hellsing of ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', explained (in the first anime series) by her being half-Indian. Also, ChurchMilitant Alexander Anderson is one of these, and has his appearance {{Hand Wave}}d via his uncertain origin (although it is possible that he may simply have a tan). The fact that he speaks with a Scottish accent in the English versions just makes this more confusing.
** Averted in the manga, where Anderson has grey/silver hair.
* Angol Mois of ''Manga/SgtFrog''. It is revealed at one point that she modeled her [[MagicalGirl non-magical form]] after a local roughneck/implied ganguro girl who'd left quite an impression on her.
** This is probably the main reason she speaks Spanish in the English dub; her tan complexion suggest Latin heritage to a Western audience.
* ''Manga/LoveHina'' has Kaolla Su and her sister Amalla Su. They're usually mistaken for Indian by other characters, but are from Molmol, an island somewhere in the Indian Ocean. Also, the blonde hair and other details show otherwise. She may also be partly based off of either the Californian or Australian surfer girl...and damn, they got it right!
* Mahya Blythe of ''Anime/MaiOtome''. Laula Bianchi, from the same series, has dark skin and ''cyan'' hair.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''
** Kuu Fei, an {{Expy}} of Kaolla Su and an AnimeChineseGirl, though whether anyone from China actually looks like her is a good question. Kuu Fei's skin coloring could be explained as a natural tan and her hair as a dye job, both of which is plausible for people from China to have.
** Zazie Rainyday is also worth noting. It's anyone's guess for this or any other characteristic of hers, though.
** Jack Rakan kind of counts.
** Possibly Sister Shakti. She hasn't been in any colored images, but her hair doesn't have any screentones, so...
** Third Imperial Princess, Theodora.
* Gorobei in ''Anime/SamuraiSeven'' is black with stark white hair, despite not being the appropriate age for that hair color.
* The entire Kuramitsu family of the ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' series, perfect examples of TheDitz, most notably Mihoshi. One of the [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental novels]] makes it explicit that the Kuramitsu family are descendants of the pale red-headed Washuu. Though they all look like her (presumably long dead) ex-husband, with none of ''her'' own physical traits. And Mihoshi, for all her apparent stupidity, is actually [[GeniusDitz much smarter than she seems]].
* Bikky from ''Manga/{{FAKE}}'', explained by his mixed heritage (Caucasian mom and African-American dad).
* Kalia of ''Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld'', who technically has white or silver hair but fits in with the trope.
* Athena Glory from ''Manga/{{Aria}}'' is one of these, despite the fact that she has purple hair - she's a bit of a GeniusDitz, part {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, and very much in line with the trope otherwise.
* Marik Ishtar in ''Anime/YuGiOh'', as well as [[StrongFamilyResemblance his dad]]. Thief King Bakura has dark skin and white hair, and Pharaoh Atem is dark-skinned with [[MulticoloredHair partially]] blond hair. The real Dark Magician Girl from Egypt as well as her summoner Mana both had dark skin and blond hair in the [[Manga/YuGiOh original manga]].
* Patty from ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds''
* Aisha Clan-Clan in ''Manga/OutlawStar'' is a Dark-Skinned Blond CatGirl...
* Liru in ''Anime/MagicalPokaan'' is a Dark-Skinned Blond Wolfgirl...
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Tia Harribel, the Tercera Espada (third most powerful Arrancar) in the service of Lord Aizen.
* HotScientist Rakshata Chawla of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is officially from India but has blonde hair. This is never really explained, but considering that [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair green and purple heads]] also appear in that universe without much explanation, it may not be such a big deal. Likewise, AcePilot Villeta Nu has pale blue hair and dark skin.
* Wendy Earhart of ''Anime/ReadOrDie'' looks like this because of her mixed English/Indian heritage.
* Kei from the anime version of ''Shin Shirayukihime Densetsu {{Pretear}}'' (his skin is lighter in the manga).
* Chelsea Muir from ''Anime/CoyoteRagtimeShow'', a ditzy ex-cop and sidekick to an InspectorJavert that looks like Angelina Jolie.
* Lisa Vanette from "Scoop Chase", episode 8 of the original ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'', may be one of the earliest examples. While a city in Japan, [=MegaTokyo=] is a multicultural melting pot, and Lisa probably counts as a "foreigner" because she has both a French name and an uncle who is black ([[DaChief Chief Todo]] of the AD Police).
* Ron in ''Manga/KingOfThorn'', the [[BlackDudeDiesFirst dark-skinned guy who didn't die first]], became this as a consequence of his transformation sequence being interrupted.
* Janet "Greenback Jane" Bhai of ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', a blonde Indian woman who's also the resident {{Dojikko}}.
* Kahlua from ''Manga/RosarioToVampire''. [[spoiler:She gets it from her mother]].
* Monique from ''Anime/BloodPlus''.
* Momo Adachi, the main character of ''Manga/PeachGirl''. In fact, she's often bullied because people mistake her for a Ganguro (in reality, she's just bleached and tanned from swimming constantly). She becomes a DarkSkinnedRedhead in the anime with the same treatment following her.
* Variation on this trope: in the ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' manga, the Ishbalans/Ishvalans all have white hair, dark skin, and red eyes. In [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the first anime]], they have black hair, but Scar's has turned white for some reason (strongly implied to be of traumatic origin).
* Another white-haired dark-skinned race are the Mushroom Tribe from ''UruseiYatsura: The Final Chapter''.
* Akio Ohtori from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' is a dark-skinned man with light lavender hair. His actual ethnicity is unknown, although he certainly fits in the definition of foreigner, in the truest sense of the word.
** Dios has this going on, too, though the reason for that should be obvious to anyone who's seen the series.
* Bu-ling from ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' in the anime (her hair gets a little bit darker when she transforms) as well as Ryou. The former is Chinese, the latter half Japanese and half white. In the manga, they're both lighter-skinned and Bu-ling's hair doesn't change.
* Tsume of ''Anime/WolfsRain'' pulls this off with white hair in human form.
* Ho from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod''.
* Barbara, one of Anna's partners in the second season of ''Anime/KaleidoStar''.
* Pyunma, aka Cyborg 008, from ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}''.
* Minato Ōba from ''Manga/{{Hyakko}}''.
* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Killer Bee, his brother the Raikage, and some other people from the Hidden Cloud Village seem to have dark skin and white hair. (Omoi, Killer Bee, and the Raikage are all depicted in color splash pages with pale blonde hair).
* Koshio Karako, self-proclaimed ProperLady of ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland''. It's safe to say her assessment is [[{{Badass}} largely]] [[ActionGirl inaccurate]].
* Sela D Miranda from ''Anime/{{Basquash}}''.
* Twellen from ''Manga/TowardTheTerra''.
* Urd of ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'', who's a half-demon Goddess. She bears an extremely strong resemblance to her mother, Hild, who also qualifies.
* Zafira of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', an alien [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Ridiculously Human Program]]. Hayate was able to pass him off as a foreign relative together with the other Wolkenritter.
* Gloria from ''Anime/DaphneInTheBrilliantBlue''.
* Atsuko Jackson from ''Anime/MichikoToHatchin''. Michiko calls her "Jambo", apparently to tease her for her dark skin.
* If we count ''white'' hair, then NobleDemon Crisaor Krishna from ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' certainly counts.
** Seiya's old rival Cassius is a VERY brutal, blood thirtsy version of this trope. [[spoiler:But when he dies in a ''[[TearJerker very]]'' {{t|earJerker}}ragic HeroicSacrifice, he gets ''huge'' AlasPoorVillain vibes.]]
** Leo Aiolia and his deceased [[BigBrotherMentor brother and idol]] Sagittarius Aioros count as well, thought their hair is a bit darker than the standard.
* ''Anime/KiddyGrade'' has A-ou, who is not just blond, but white-haired and dark-skinned.
* ''Manga/MidoriDays'', in an attempt to portray all American females (and then some), brings you Lucy Winladd, though her tanned skin color most likely comes from being outdoors a lot.
** Main character Seiji bleached-blond delinquent counts as well, particularly in the anime where his skin is quite tan compared to most other characters.
* [[CheerfulChild Nijuku]] and [[BrattyHalfPint Sanju]] from ''Manga/ShoulderACoffinKuro''. They're a little [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} out there]], but their age and relative innocence is the cause for that.
* In anime-based artwork, Rin Hirakoba from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' looks like this sometimes.
* Sherry Cromwell in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex''. Apart from making her really stand out at a time that's not very convenient for her, it doesn't appear to mean much. It's also indicated that her parents were a mixed-race couple.
* Judia from ''VideoGame/{{Ragnarok|Online}}'' ''[[AnimeOfTheGame The Animation]]''.
* Easily explainable example: ''Manga/AngelSanctuary'' has some demons, e.g. Kurai, which have natural dark skin and pale hair.
* Roy Focker from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', perhaps to make him look obviously foreign in a show with some extreme examples of {{Mukokuseki}} (just look at Misa Hayase and try to convince yourself she's Japanese. Yeah).
* Gupta from ''Anime/HareGuu'' has his hair dyed blonde up till the tenth episode of the series. Asio could also be considered a toned down version of the trope. The series generally only seems to use dark skin to imply someone is originally from or a descendant of someone not from the city.
* Jasdevi and Jasdero from ''Manga/DGrayMan'' have blond hair and grey skin, though they aren't human.
* Aion from ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'', although he has white hair instead of blond.
* Mizusawa, the hot-headed player of the high school boys soccer team, from ''Manga/OniichanToIssho''.
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' has Mei Yasamura, a manga-only character and a friend of Haruhi. She's a ganguro girl (with less gaudy clothing choices), so her blonde hair and tan are fake.
* ''Manga/BlackButler'''s Agni is from India, but has blond hair anyway. Hannah Anafeloz in ''Black Butler II'' has dark skin and pale hair [[spoiler: but then again [[OurDemonsAreDifferent she's a demoness]].]]
* ''Manga/{{Psyren}}'' gives us Kyle, though no explanation is given.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'':
** Sho, a minor character from the Tower of Heaven and one of Erza's old TrueCompanions.
** Brain, the leader of Oracion Seis, has dark skin and silver hair. [[spoiler:Averted with his alter ego Zero, who's an EvilAlbino]].
** This is [[spoiler:[[OurDragonsAreDifferent Acnologia's]]]] [[VoluntaryShapeshifting human]] form.
* Saji Genpou from ''Manga/IkkiTousen'', though he's definitely [[MagnificentBastard NOT]] ditzy. [[spoiler: In the anime, when he retakes his place as Ouin Shishi, he turns into a DarkSkinnedRedhead.]]
* Julie Makimoto of ''Anime/BakuganBattleBrawlers'' and her ''entire family'' all have dark skin and white hair. Add the fact that she's from {{Eagleland}}, looks black, and has a Japanese last name and...well...
* Silver-haired Iktidar from ''VideoGame/HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe'' falls under this trope, since he is usually depicted as having noticeably darker skin than the rest of the Oni (all of whom are supposed to have blond/fair hair), and in some illustrations, his hair is shown as ''white'', further emphasizing the contrast. The Oni Clan ''are'' foreigners, technically speaking, and sport a combination of [[PhenotypeStereotype typical blond-haired-blue-eyed "gaijin" appearance]] and ThemeNaming of arabic/persian origins.
* Amri gets bullied by 2 of these alongside a DarkSkinnedRedhead in episode 2 of ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}''. They're all explicitly ganguro though.
* LADDER [[EvilChancellor Vice Chairman]] Aga Mbadi in ''Manga/{{GUNNM}}: Last Order''. With his buzz-cut, he's also (almost) a BaldBlackLeaderGuy.
** [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent Buffoonish]] Chairman, whom Mbadi [[TheManBehindTheMan manipulates around]], is a much shorter and chubbier variation of the same coloring.
* [[BladeBelowtheShoulder Captain Axe-Hand Morgan]] from ''Manga/OnePiece'' is one of the less attractive examples of this trope.
* The title character of ''Anime/{{Canaan}}'' is from the Middle East, has darker skin than the primarily Asian cast, and has white-blond hair. [[spoiler:Like the Archer example, this is not natural - she was exposed to the UA virus and one of the side-effects was how her originally dark hair turned white.]]
* There's one (as an unnamed background character) on the subway platform in the first episode of ''Manga/{{Gantz}}''
* One of Itsuki's unnamed school friends in ''Manga/{{Togari}}'' is a dark-skinned blonde and is likely just following the ganguro fashion trend.
* In ''Manga/SoulEater'', Kilik's weapons, [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/36605.jpg Fire and Thunder]], are this.
* [[{{Bifauxnen}} Kaname Kenjo]] from ''LightNovel/StrawberryPanic'' -- but only in the the manga and light novels. In the anime, she's an EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette with a completely different overall appearance...[[DependingOnTheWriter and characterization, and role in the story]].
* [[http://ja.gram.pl/upl/blogi/98610/img_wpisy/2011_50/Yureka15326.jpg Phuan]] from ''Manhwa/{{Yureka}}'' definitely fits, though rather than being ditzy, she is hot blooded and violent to the point of giving off some feral vibes (in RealLife, she settles for being a deinquent).
* Katsura "Tiger Cat" Rio from ''Ring x Mama'', as the nickname implies she is just as wild as Phuan.
* [[http://ja.gram.pl/upl/blogi/98610/img_wpisy/2012_31/Shaenando.jpg Shaenando]] from the manhwa ''Manhwa/DarkAir''.
* Arisa from ''Manga/{{Imadoki}}''.
* Pirotess of ''Anime/RecordOfLodossWar'' in certain illustrations, while others make her hair seem more white than blonde. Given that the whole series is firmly grounded in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' (or Japanese interpretation thereof), she's probably supposed to be a drow.
* Tooru Amuro [[spoiler: (or better said, Rei Furuya]]) from ''Manga/DetectiveConan''.
** Much earlier, a certain case involved four ''ganguro'' girls being attacked and ''severely'' beaten up by a mysterious person who sneaks behind them and hits them with clubs. [[spoiler: One of them sustains fatal injuries.]]
* ''Anime/HanaukyoMaidTai La Verite''. Yashima Sanae was the lieutenant to Head Security maid Konoe Tsurugi. She was slender, with dark brown skin and white hair. There was no information given in the anime about her origin.
* Ichiryuu from ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' has fairly dark skin, blonde hair and an awesome blonde mustache to boot.
* The dark elf Cloe from the hentai as well as eroge ''Kuroinu: Kedakaki Seijo wa Hakudaku ni Somaru'' fits this category.
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'':
** Elite Four member Ira Gamagoori has very dark skin and blond hair. While his father's ethnicity is never stated, it is mentioned that he was an American soldier stationed in Japan.
** Rei Hououmaru is a borderline case, with brown skin and pale lilac hair.
* Riokku and Dinoponera from ''Manga/{{Arachnid}}'' have dark skin and white hair. The first is a hot-headed muscular man, while the latter is is a smarmy, violent girl.
* Noé from ''Manga/TheCaseStudyOfVanitas'' is tan-skinned, white-haired, and red-eyed.
* Jonah from ''Manga/{{Jormungand}}'' is this along with HeroicAlbino with platinum blond or white hair and red eyes along with a deeply tan complexion due to being born in the Middle East.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ComicBook/GreenArrow's son and temporary successor, Connor Hawke, is interracial (his mom is half-black and half-Asian) and originally had blond hair and very dark skin. Since then, careless artists have tended to draw him much paler, sometimes apparently just making him white, which goes over [[InternetBackdraft about as well as you'd expect]].
* In post-One More Day ''SpiderMan'' comics, Harry Osborn's girlfriend, Lily Hollister.
* ''ComicBook/TheDemonMages'': Ari the Gorgon is blond with bronzed skin -- and, for some reason, a Southern Belle's accent.
* ''ComicBook/XMen'': Time-displaced X-Man Shard, though it could also be because she's ethnically Australian Aborigine, who, in real life, occasionally manifested blonde hair as children due to a recessive gene. Her mutant nature could have allowed her to retain her hair color even as an adult. Her older brother. Lucas Bishop, though, possesses the usual-colored black hair of their ethnic group.
** Also ComicBook/{{Storm}}. She is from Africa and her hair is white.
* Angel St. Grace/Devlin from ''Codename: Knockout''.
* African-American superhero [[ComicBook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders Thunder]] wore a blond wig for a while (to hide her identity), but she has since eschewed it.
* Duncan Rosenblatt of ''ComicBook/{{Firebreather}}'' is blond and has orange skin, due to him being a HalfHumanHybrid.
* The titular character of ''ComicBook/{{Atavar}}''.
* In keeping with the {{Animesque}} art style of the ''Toys/AmeComiGirls'' series, Natasha Irons (a.k.a. {{Steel}}) is given [[{{Mukokuseki}} blond hair and blue eyes]] despite being African American.
* Infidel from ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' is a black man with a platinum blond beard. This is a side effect of the "Empyrean Fire" that gave him his powers; his archenemy the Samaritan's hair is snow white because of this as well. When he uses his powers, his hair turns an emerald green much like the Samaritan's turns sapphire blue.
* In the 1990s, [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Batman and Robin]] were assisted in the Batcave not only by Alfred, but also by a [[TheSpeechless mute dwarf]] named "Harold". Harold had actually been a former lackey of the Penguin whom Batman had rescued, and he worked as a mechanic on the Batmobile. Harold had very light brown hair (most would call it "auburn") but also relatively dark skin (though this could be due merely to the "shadowy" way the Batcave was inked and colored). [[spoiler:He was later killed off during the ''Hush'' arc [[RedemptionEqualsDeath after confessing to Batman that he had betrayed him to help the eponymous villain]].]]
* Frostbite of ''[=DV8=]'' is a black man with blond hair -- naturally. His hair turned blond when he became Gen-Active. Even his beard is blond; he basically looks like black Hulk Hogan. The ''Gods and Monsters'' miniseries has him with very short black hair, without in-story explanation.
* The brown-skinned Therons in ''ComicStrip/DanDare'' had a large variety of hair colours. Volstar, Dan's closest friend among the Therons, was very blond indeed.

[[folder:Film - Animated]]
* Mirage from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', although she has white hair instead of blonde.
* Zak Young from ''WesternAnimation/FernGully'' is an Australian outdoorsman ([[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent sans accent]]) who's heavily based on the SurferDude aesthetic, so the tan makes sense.
* Honey Lemon from ''Disney/BigHero6''. Justified, as it's very heavily implied that she's Latina.
* Joao from ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', has blond hair and dark skin. According to [[AllThereInTheManual the film's art book]], he's of Brazilian descent.

[[folder:Film - Live-Action]]
* Simon Phoenix, the BigBad from ''Film/DemolitionMan''.
* Iceman, as portrayed by Val Kilmer in ''Film/TopGun'', is ridiculously tan but has frosted tips that are practically platinum.
* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''. "I've been makin' a man with blond hair and a tan, and he's good for relieving my... tension."
* Near the ending of ''Film/TropicThunder'', Kirk Lazarus broke character and yanked off his wig to reveal his blond hair, but his skin was still pretty dark. Justified as he was originally white but had gone through surgery to get a dark skin in order to audition for the role. At the ending, he had returned to his original skin tone.
* MaggieGyllenhaal goes blonde at one point in ''{{Sherrybaby}}''.
* Nobody in ''Film/MyNameIsNobody'' is very tanned (emphasized by the light colors he wears) with hair somewhere between dark blond and sun-bleached light brown. Justified since he's a character in a Western who spends a lot of time out in the sun in a hot climate. Nobody also has some superficial {{Ditz}} traits, although he's [[ObfuscatingStupidity savvier than he looks]].
* Storm from the ''Film/XMen'' movies, although she's more like dark skinned girl with MysticalWhiteHair.
* Algrim from ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' has much darker skin than the other dark elves, but the same white hair and eyebrows.
* Spanish actress Elsa Pataky has notably darker skin than normal as the passenger Maria in ''Film/SnakesOnAPlane'' but retains her blonde hair.

* Literature/{{Discworld}}:
** Emberella from ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad''. The text notes that this isn't uncommon in Genua (a FantasyCounterpartCulture of New Orleans), which was known for being quite "easy going" with respect to genetic combination.
** In ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic'', the natives of Krull have pitch black skin and moonlight-pale hair.
* Shelena, main character of ''Literature/LoyalEnemies'' has pale, blond hair and rather dark, swarthy skin. This isn't treated as unusual by anybody at all, even though swarthy skin is noted to be trait of people of [[CrypticBackgroundReference the islands]], so it should raise some eyebrows in mountainous northern Beloria.
* The Clayr, a clan of seers in Creator/GarthNix's ''Literature/OldKingdom'' series, are described as looking this way, partly due to living on a glacier and having their skin be nearly constantly tanned by reflected sunlight. Has the added bonus of further isolating EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette Lirael from everyone else she knows. [[spoiler:She may be half-Clayr, but it's the Abhorsen look that shows up.]]
* In the ''Warworld'' anthology book series, there's an entire ''race'' of Dark Skinned Blondes, the Frystaaters, whose ancestors were mainly white Afrikaners who moved to a planet with such intense sunlight that they had to darken or die. Since their high-gravity planet also bred super-strength, most people don't tease them about it.
* Mona Aamons Monzano, a character in [[KurtVonnegut Kurt Vonnegut's]] novel ''Literature/CatsCradle''. She's of Finnish and black West Indian ancestry.
* Cadence Drake in Holly Lisle's ''Hunting the Corrigan's Blood'', due to her mother's gene splicing as political statement.
* Telemakos, main character of Elizabeth E. Wein's [[Literature/TheLionHunters Mark of Solomon]] books, because his father's British and his mother African. Genetically speaking, this shouldn't be possible (especially as his hair is almost silver- it's that light), but there's no mention of this.
* [[TheFairFolk The Folk]] in Eloise [=McGraw=]'s ''Literature/TheMoorchild'' are a species of Dark Skinned Blonds; the half-human, half Folk main character inherits the appearance, which becomes a point of teasing and persecution while she's living in a human village.
* The Angyar of Rokanon are an entire race/culture of these in UrsulaKLeGuin's Ekuman universe. The lower-caste Olgyior (of the same species) are pale-skinned brunettes.
* Eloise Pritchart in the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series has dark skin and "platinum" hair. Just for kicks, she also has topaz-gold eyes and is noted in-text as being extraordinarily beautiful.
* Daenerys Targaryen of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has a vision of what her stillborn son Rhaego would have been like as an adult. He is described as tall and copper skinned like his father Khal Drogo, and with long platinum blond hair like hers.
* Tacroy[[spoiler:/Mordecai Roberts]] from Creator/DianaWynneJones's Literature/{{Chrestomanci}} series.
* Dona Sofia Salvara of ''The Lies of Locke Lamora'' in the Literature/GentlemanBastard Sequence is described as having "skin like burnt amber and hair the colour of almond butter".
* Collan in Creator/MelanieRawn's ''Exiles'' Series is noted for being darker than most natural redheads.
* In Creator/MichaelFlynn's ''Literature/SpiralArm'' series, the people of the planet Alabster have yellow hair and coal-black skin.
* In the ''Literature/{{ColSec Trilogy}}'' Samella Connel's complexion is described as "tanned." But shortly afterwards, she's revealed to have spent the past three years of her life indentured to an electronics firm (which doesn't seem like an environment conducive to suntanning).
* The FantasyCounterpartCulture Vikings who end up colonizing northern Dalemark in DianaWynneJones's Dalemark series are Dark-Skinned Blonds.
* In Crawford Killian's ''Eyas'', this seems to be the most common coloring among the title character's adopted culture.
* Annabeth Chase from ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' (and the SequelSeries ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'') is described as a "California girl" with blond hair and a tan. But she's by no means your typical ValleyGirl -- after all, her mother is the goddess of wisdom.

[[folder:Live-action TV]]
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' - Music/BrunoMars wears a blond wig to play a Pandora intern named Devin.
** Just like his white costars, Kenan Thompson wears a blond wig in his appearances in the recurring "The Californians" skit.
* ''Series/{{Delocated}}'' - Mighty Joe John, the Black Blond.
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' has Ursula the sea witch played by black actress Merrin Dungey, with her hair coloured blonde. This seems to be an in-universe DyeHard - since Ursula's teenage self is shown with black hair.
** This could be taken from the Broadway version of Ursula, wherein she was played by two black actresses (as understudies though)where the character, while black, had bright platinum blonde hair.
* In ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' Raven's AlphaBitch rival Alanna has light brown skin and dark blonde hair.

* Done unintentionally in ''Pinball/{{Centigrade 37}};'' depending on lighting conditions and the condition of the wood table, the two blonde Caucasian women on the playfield might end up with medium-brown skin and light blonde hair.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* A look associated with Irma Águilar and Rossy Moreno, two luchadoras who started in the 70s. In 1987, a year after El comision de box y lucha libre lifted their ban on luchadoras, they both ended up the nation's largest fed competing to shave each other.
* When he arrived in the Wrestling/{{W|orld Wrestling Federation}}WF in 1986, Butch Reed (a black wrestler) was given the gimmick of "The Natural" and had his normally black hair bleached to blond. Wrestling/RoddyPiper lampshaded this in one edition of Piper's Pit, commenting how he loved Reed's "natural" blond hair and how he dyed the roots black. Reed got rid of the blond hair when he went to Wrestling/{{WCW}} a few years later.
* Ernest The Cat Miller was known for dying his hair for a time in the 1990s.
* Wrestling/SamoaJoe is was known for dying his hair, particularly in Ultimate Pro Wrestling and Wrestling/RingOfHonor.
* After losing his mask to Mr. Niebla as a result of the Increíbles Suicidas at Wrestling/{{CMLL}}'s 66th Aniversario, Shocker was revealed to be a dark skinned blond.
* Soon to be JAPW {{tag team}} champion Slyk Wagner Brown went blond around 2003. Almost didn't win the belt due to being turned on by partner Tiger Mulligan, a pale skinned brunette.
* Wrestling/MercedesMartinez is a fan of this look, such as when she appeared on Sunday Night Heat.
* [[Wrestling/TheWorldsGreatestTagTeam Shelton Benjamin]] dyed his hair to go with his self applied "gold standard" moniker. This ironically made him look like his pre WWE nemesis Derrick King.
* Nina Monet appears to have very light blonde extensions or had sometimes died the ends of her hair. Wild hairstyles are kind of her gimmick though so this trope is on the tame end.
* Roni Nicole is about as dark as Shelton and usually has blond hair or highlights.
* The Rainmaker Wrestling/KazuchikaOkada died his hair gold/yellow to match his gold chain. (he's rich)
* Puerto Rican Wrestling/TheaTrinidad dyed her hair blond in 2014.
* Wrestling/SashaBanks initially had this look when she debuted in NXT. After a couple of years she opted to become a DarkSkinnedRedhead instead.
* {{Wrestling/Cameron}} is half black and half Asian, with natural jet black hair. However midway through 2013 she added blonde tips and eventually went completely blonde. According to her this was to distinguish herself from her fellow Funkadactyl {{Wrestling/Naomi}} who kept her hair black.
* Nearly happened to Eva Marie. The office wanted her to bleach her dark brown hair to platinum blonde - because she resembled the Wrestling/BellaTwins too much. Eva balked at this idea and became a DarkSkinnedRedhead instead.
* Wrestling/RosaMendes of Costa Rican ancestry has often given herself blonde hair at various points in her career.
* Caucasian brunet Wrestling/DolphZiggler tans a lot and bleaches his hair to platinum blond to achieve this look.
* Wrestling/{{Carmella}} started out with two-toned hair - brown mixed with blonde - before becoming completely blonde. She also performs in {{Brownface}} to portray an Italian-American {{Joisey}} type. Since she was introduced as a hairdresser-turned-wrestler, the character probably just likes tanning.
* Wrestling/{{Sting}} was a bleach blond with a really dark tan in his early career.
* Wrestling/HulkHogan is known for his bleach blond hair and his deep tan, brother!

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Since their introduction, the Drow in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' have all had white or silver hair and dark grey to black skin.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}''
** The Garundi ethnicity have dark skin and hair that often goes prematurely white. While technically not quite this trope, it is probably close enough and the ultimate result looks very much the same.
** Seoni, the iconic sorcerer, has brown skin and platinum blonde (if often [[DependingOnTheArtist mistakenly]] rendered [[MysticalWhiteHair white]]) hair.
* The people of the Daevar ethnicity in ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'', who have dark skin and white hair, looking quite Drow-like.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Common to the Phandarians from ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny''. Prince Garr/Woodrow is dark-skinned with silver hair, while Mary is dark-skinned with red hair.
** In ''VideoGame/TalesOfEternia'', the celestians fit this trope from time to time. Most notable with Max and Chat.
** The protagonist of ''VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia'', Senel Coolidge, has brown skin and white hair.
** Peony from ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss''. General Frings, too, which suggests that tan skin and light hair might be a native phenotype of Grand Chokmah. Some of the [=NPCs=] in that city are also at least somewhat tan, and nearly all of them have blond hair, regardless of skin color.
* Rikku from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''. The dark skin is more noticeable in ''X-2'' since there's, er, [[{{Fanservice}} more of it on display]].
** Tidus, although he might just be incredibly tanned, also his hair is dyed. Flashbacks show him with brown hair as a child and his roots show slighty during the game itself.
* The protagonist of ''[[VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner]]'', Dingo Egret, is an adult male with brown skin and white hair.
* Liquid Snake of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' isn't noticeably dark-skinned in the game itself, but official artwork shows both him and Fortune (of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'') looking like this. Liquid's colouring is enhanced by spending about ten years in the Middle East being bleached and tanned by the sun (his brother is paler due to living in Alaska); Fortune is your everyday [[ButNotTooBlack naturally-blonde-and-blue-eyed black woman]]. Strangely enough she seems to inherit this trait from her father, who is also a black man with (barely noticeable) blonde hair. Drebin in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' is also black with blonde hair.
* Peppita Rossetti of ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime''. She's an alien.
* Vanessa Lewis from ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter''.
* The Kirschwasser realians in ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'', who also possesses gold eyes, as does every single realian in the game.
** Also, Pellegri.
* From the ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' series:
** Hawkeye of ''[[FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword]]'' and his daughter Ingrene from ''[[FireEmblemElibe Sword of Seals]]''.
** The brothers Glen and Cormag of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones Sacred Stones]]''
** Vaike and Flavia of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening]]'' are dark-skinned with blonde hair, while Aversa and Walhart are dark-skinned with white hair.
** Similarly, Benoit from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Fates]]'' has dark skin and blonde hair, whereas Rinkah is dark-skinned and white haired.
* Elena and Urien from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII'', though the latter is notably able to change the color of his skin and hair at will, such as at the beginning of a fight.
** Birdie from the original game [[RaceLift became this]] when he returned for ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha''.
* Drow, as mentioned above, appear in ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' and ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights: Hordes of the Underdark'' had a significant Drow presence in the second chapter and both games have a female Drow LoveInterest somewhere ([[EvilIsSexy Viconia]] in ''BG'' and [[TheAtoner Nathyrra]] in ''NWN'').
** Neverwinter Nights also has the module series ''A Hunt through the Dark'', which is entirely focused on a drow raiding party.
* Boman Delgado from ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'', an [[{{Eagleland}} American]] who has his blond hair in a mohawk.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** Tetra, from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Phantom Hourglass]]''. But ''only'' when she's Tetra, not [[spoiler:Zelda]]. It's possible the implications are she is tanned and her natural skin tone is [[spoiler:her Zelda shade]], though her swaying skin tone has become a [[BrokenBase source of debate]].
** Sheik from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', though it's hard to see in the N64 polygon graphics. Official artwork of the character makes it more obvious, as do future appearances.
** Impa looks to have dark skin and blonde/white hair, though mostly only in her ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'' incarnation. Impa has dark skin and white hair in her ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' incarnation as well.
* There's an ''entire culture'' of characters with dark skin and fair hair in ''SuikodenTierkreis'': the Magedom of Janam. Plotting the personalities and apperances of [[ProperLady Manaril]], [[TheWisePrince Shams]], [[KnightInShiningArmor Asad]], and sundry supported characters between the DSB and the DarkSkinnedRedhead is an exercise left to the reader, but the end result is undeniable: Janam and its swarthy, light-haired natives seem downright [[IncrediblyLamePun ''otherworldly'']].
* Nao Nao, partner of the equally dark-skinned Sota, in ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''. Of course, they're ganguro, and it makes sense, considering Shibuya is full of quirky fashions. The game's dialogue plays up her [[TheDitz ditziness]].
* Vaan from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII''.
** Cid from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2''.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' artworks may indicate that Montblanc is a Dark Skinned Blond, or more of a Dark ''Furred'' Blond, that is.
** The [[LittleBitBeastly Viera]] of the Franchise/IvaliceAlliance tend to have dark skin and white hair.
* Elma from ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' is a dark-skinned white-haired woman. [[spoiler:Atleast her mimeosome is.]]
* This is the default skin tone/hair color combination in ''VideoGame/BattlefieldHeroes''.
* Ayumi, the protagonist of ''VideoGame/XBlades''.
* ''Bazooka Cafe'', the Hentai game, has Cocoa the chef.
* Aisha (Sista A) from ''VideoGame/RumbleRoses''.
* Raven from ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'', which shouldn't be strange since he's [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed based on Wesley Snipes]] - more exactly, his character from ''Film/DemolitionMan'' (see above).
* Volsung of ''VideoGame/WildARMS5'' has this going.
* Zevran and Velanna from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''. Coincidentally, they're also both Dalish (or at least part, in Zevran's case).
** The redesigned Qunari in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' all have grey skin and pale hair along with their {{horn|edHumanoid}}s.
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'': Sera ''was'' an example in concept art, but this didn't make it to the actual game.
* Shania from the ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' series is a Native American with dark skin and very light blond hair.
* ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' has a FantasyCounterpartCulture that's [[ArabianNightsDays ambiguously Middle Eastern]], where all of the denizens have dark skin and [[MysticalWhiteHair brilliant white-blonde hair]]. Originally started with the Wizard from ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade Animal Parade]],'' later games introduced the recurring character [[TheWisePrince Prince Amir]], and later, a whole host of his countrymen.
* ''VideoGame/TheSims'':
** {{Non Player Character}}s in ''VideoGame/{{The Sims 2}}'' tend to be these or {{Dark Skinned Redhead}}s far more often than you'd expect in RealLife. It's not a very good look on most of them.
** Ophelia Nigmos and Dina Caliente from ''VideoGame/{{The Sims 2}}''. This is also a common trait for NPC Townies, due to the way ''''VideoGame/{{The Sims 2}}'' randomly generates genetics.
** There is Lola Belle from ''''VideoGame/{{The Sims 3}} Late Night''. Her hair is obviously dyed though, as her roots are darker than the rest of her hair.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Jynx is now apparently based on the Ganguro trend, though she originally resembled a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yama_Uba Yama Uba]] (warning: bringing this topic up can be the case of InternetBackdraft).
** The legendary Darkrai has white-ish hair but is otherwise mainly black toned.
** Marshal, the fighting-type Elite Four member in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''.
** From ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', the female Swimmers are all Dark-Skinned Blondes, and both the protagonists can be, too, if you pick the darkest skin tone and let them dye their hair blonde at the hair salon.
* Gloria from ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 4''.
* Taokaka from ''VideoGame/{{Blazblue}}''.
* The people of Escondido from ''VideoGame/InfiniteSpace'', although the Basadre clan people have white hair. Also, [[TheBigGuy Torlo]].
* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIX'': Stella, TheHero's ValleyGirl NinjaButterfly FairyCompanion. It's also possible to make a character with this trait.
* Xiatian from ''VideoGame/{{Beatmania}}'' IIDX. The tan is completely legit (from living on a sunny island for several years); the hair, likewise (it's IIDX).
* The default Male Beast from ''[[PhantasyStarUniverse Phantasy Star Portable 2]]'' (who also appears in the intro) is a good example of this, although the player usually changes the character to look however they prefer.
** See also Laia in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarUniverse'' (Episode 2). In fact, most Beastmen story [=NPCs=] count.
*** All of which are proceeded by Sil'fer in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline Episode 3''.
* Elder [=McNamara=] in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''; considering he spends most if not all of his time in an underground bunker, it's probably not a tan.
** The player characters in this and ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' can be one as well.
* Your instructor in ''{{Pilotwings}} Resort''. Possibly justified, since the entire game is set on a tropical island.
* ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}''
** ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories''. Overlord Zenon, [[spoiler:both the fake one and the real one Rozalin reverts to]].
** Princess Sapphire Rhodonite from ''VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice'' and Fenrich from ''VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten'' are white-haired variations of the trope.
* From ''VideoGame/NexusWar'', Angelic characters are an exaggerated version of this trope, with completely pitch black skin and bleach white hair.
* Myuu from ''[[AtelierSeries Atelier Marie]]'', who has sandy white hair, blue eyes, and brown skin, plays this straight for foreign flavour.
* Samantha Pearce in ''VideoGame/BackyardSports''.
* The female lead from ''Feel the Magic: XY/XX'' is depicted as just a black silhouette with light silver hair and a blue dress. According to one of the designers, the ambiguity of her character design is part of what made her endearing to many players, since she is ultimately a product of the viewer's imagination.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''. Believe it or not, General Leo is supposed to be this trope. You can see he looks AmbiguouslyBrown on his in-game portrait, but his sprite makes him look ''very'' Caucasian.
* iPod/Phone App ''Franchise/ChaosRings'':
** Another Creator/SquareEnix character, Escher, is a white-haired, brown-skinned guy, and is just about the most cruel hearted person in the entire tournament and, in a different storyline, an antagonist.
** Another interesting version of this is Zhamo, white-haired and black, arguably the nicest guy in the game.
* The default palettes of Ms. Fortune and, arguably, Cerebella from ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}''. Arguable in Cerebella's case because her default hair is green, rather than blonde, but most of her other palettes also give her dark skin and very light hair.
* Sheba from ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' is one of the more tan player characters and comes from [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Egypt-like]] Lalivero.
** Also, it's hard to tell because of his hat, but [[WitchDoctor Akafubu of Kibombo]] is apparently a black man with blonde hair. This makes him one of the only Mars Adepts outside the Mars Clan not to be a FieryRedhead.
* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry''. Candy Kong definitely qualifies.
* From ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio Future'', we have Boogie (who is blonde) and Jazz (who has white hair).
* Kat from ''VideoGame/GravityRush'' has light blond hair, brownish skin and, oddly enough, red eyes.
* Lani from ''VideoGame/HotShotsGolf'''': World Invitational''.
** Patricia from ''Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee'' qualifies as well.
* Ramlethal Valentine from ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'''' Xrd -SIGN-''.
* The Gofer Sisters in the ''VideoGame/{{Otomedius}}'' games. They don't exactly get it from their [[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} father]], the ''giant alien head''.
* Disco Kid in ''VideoGame/PunchOut''. Super Macho Man is theoretically of the "surfer with a tan" variety in the Wii version, though what's supposed to be silver-blonde hair just looks grey.
* Fierro from ''VideoGame/EternalEden'' as black skin and white hair, presumably to Foreshadow that [[spoiler:he is actually from the World of Shadows.]]
* This seems to be common among natives of Eisenberg in ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault''.
* Catherine Kyoubashi from the ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart'' series.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Archer in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', of the silver/white-haired variety, who, besides being of dubious origin, has another twist: [[spoiler:he's the adult self of TheHero Shiro, a pale ''redhead''. It has been mentioned that this is caused by the [[LockedIntoStrangeness strain on his body from tracing]], and overuse of magic and magical tampering in this series is known to change peoples' appearances. Sakura Matou should be black haired and blue eyed, like her sister Rin Tohsaka, and Dark Sakura should be [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair purple haired]], yet it all goes white when she goes crazy.]]
** Interestingly, the antagonist of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', Gilgamesh, originates from Sumer/Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq) yet is shown with blonde hair and light skin. This may also be due to the same reason why Archer [[spoiler:looks different from his past self, Shiro.]]
* Damon Gant from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', Klavier Gavin from ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'', Quercus Alba and Colias Palaeno from ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth''.
** It should be noted that Gant and Alba's hair are light-colored not because they're blond, but because they're men in their 60's and 70's (respectively) whose hair has gone grey.
** Whereas Klavier has highly tanned skin to help with his rock-star appearance.
* Sakura Oogami in ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa''. Interestingly, artwork shows that she was paler when she was younger, though she's always had the white hair.
* Lena from ''VisualNovel/MissingStars'' is a tall German girl with blonde hair and the darkest skin tone of the love interests.

* In the comic ''Webcomic/ItsMidnightSomewhere'' this is taken {{UpToEleven}} with pure black skin and white hair.
* The angel Sariel in the webcomic ''[[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/paradis/paradis/series.php Paradis]]'' exhibits this.
* Jones from ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' is olive-complexioned with "dirty blonde" hair. It's also heavily implied that she's not entirely human (though she is [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=728 not a robot]]). Chapter 40 reveals that she in fact [[spoiler:predates all life on the planet, including humanity]].
* Shannon from ''Webcomic/BloodyUrban'', who has sandy blonde hair and dark grey skin. Justified by the fact that he's not human. (Though he still had the same colouring back before the {{Retcon}}, when he was a vampire and not a ghoul)
* Judging by [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=000730 this]] Sunday strip, Dr. Haught-Sheik from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' is one of these.
* Timothy, one of the recurring original characters from the ''{{Hellsing}}''-based ''Webcomic/AndShineHeavenNow''. (WordOfGod says he's Turkish.)
* When the person behind ''Shine'' brought Timothy over to ''Webcomic/ButImACatPerson'', he kept this trope going, both in his natural hair and in the wig he wears when he's Camellia.
* Edgar from the ''[[http://ff6comic.comicgenesis.com Final Fantasy VI Webcomic]]'' is blond, blue-eyed, and very, very tan from living in the desert. This is artistic license, but the artist pulls it off nicely.
* [[Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfWiglafAndMordred Wiglaf]] is this as part of the author using him to make fun of {{Purity Sue}}s. WordOfGod from one of the Website/UStream sessions is that it was to show just how much time he spends outside [[ChronicHeroSyndrome saving people]], and that the fact there's Swedish surfers who look like Wiglaf does was her proof-of-concept.
* America and Australia in ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld''. In America's case, his darkening skin is caused by his increasing racial diversity, and he's apparently been bleaching his hair blond even since he was a child.
* Minor character [[http://cheercomic.com/?date=2008-01-09 Tahlia]] from ''Webcomic/{{Cheer}}''.
* ''Webcomic/ElfBlood'' has the mercenary Carlita Delacroix, whose mixed race/species parentage probably contributes (she's a [[HeinzHybrid half-Cuban-feline-spirit-incarnum half-French-human]]).
* Kili of ''Webcomic/TheDragonDoctors'' has chocolate-black skin and white hair. One character describes him as "a delicious cup of mocha with whipped cream on top!"
* In ''Webcomic/BlackAdventures'', [[spoiler:Dream World]] Landorus has dark orange skin and white hair. This is to tie in with the actual Pokémon with the same color combination. As of [[spoiler:Dream World 5]], Tornadus gets the same treatment, though with moss green skin and white hair.
* The Myranians from ''Webcomic/TheLawOfPurple'' are always natural blondes (although at least a few dye their hair) and some do have dark skin.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Jix}}'' Heleatra becomes black with white hair when turned into a human. (She's normally a white-furred alien with black skin)
* Girii in ''Webcomic/GenocideMan'' is a blonde eskimo, when first introduced she claims it's peroxide but Jacob quickly figures out she's genetically engineered, as are many others in her tribe.
* "WebComic/{{Xenospora}}" gives us an alien named Blunt Trauma who is one of these.
* Nyneve from ''Webcomic/{{Witchy}}''.
* ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons:'' GodEmpress Mottom sometimes chooses to appear as one of these. [[http://killsixbilliondemons.com/comic/wielder-of-names-4-80/ Here]], for example.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* [[http://rwby.wikia.com/wiki/Arslan_Altan Arslan Altan]] Leader of Team ARBN in the web show [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WebAnimation/RWBY RWBY]] from Rooster Teeth
* In ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'', the blond [[ManipulativeBastard Thrax]] is from the dark-skinned desert elf clans of the Tronin Desert.
* ScaryBlackMan Bobby Jacks from ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' was an African-American with blonde hair. WordOfGod says that it's dyed.
* Roll in the Mega Ran video [[http://megaran.com/2010/03/here-we-go-again-video/ Here We Go Again]].
* In the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', Baltimore heroine Tao has skin the color of mahogany and platinum blonde hair. And it's her natural color.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', [[spoiler: Rose, once she [[GoMadFromTheRevelation goes grimdark]], causing her skin to appear charcoal-colored, among other [[PowerGlows changes]] in appearance.]] The Strider-Lalonde family can also be this normally, as the white skin of all the human characters is [[WordOfGod intended]] as a "[[{{Mukokuseki}} neutral]]" base and anyone can imagine them as any race.
* Sabastian, Lady Gray's self-appointed protector in ''Literature/TheGraystoneSaga,'' has a dark complexion and brown eyes, but light-colored hair.
* "Sunglasses" from the WebOriginal/{{Creamsicle}} meme, a [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation seeming]] trashy bimbo with orange-tinted fake tan and bleached blonde hair.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Spyke from ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' (and his aunt Storm, though her hair is white and given a HandWave by saying that it's a distinguishing trait of her people).
* The alternate-universe Hermes from the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "The Farnsworth Parabox" has blond hair, while "our" Hermes is a brunette. Most other characters have color differences in their respective universes in this episode.
* Patti Mayonnaise from ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}''. Though this is a side-effect of the series' AmazingTechnicolorPopulation more than anything else.
* Jonathan from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', especially in his first appearance where he had dark purple skin, although it becomes tan in later episodes.
* Tomik and Bellgarde, the "Foreign Guys" from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.
* Xandir from ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether''.
* Ren from ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater''.
* Camille Leon from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''.
** Considering who her character is based on and the way she acts, it's very likely she just tans a lot.
* [[MrFanservice Valmont]] of ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' has platinum blonde/white hair and tanned skin. He's also British.
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'':
** Aqualad, who according to the tie-in comic has a white mother and a black father. His counterpart in the comics, Jackson Hyde, has black hair.
** Artemis, whose mother is Asian, is blonde like her Caucasian father. [[RaceLift She's just white in the normal DCU]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', Nadine is AmbiguouslyBrown, and yet has blonde hair. This is actually shown in the parents' day episode when one of her parents is Black.
* Queen La from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTarzan''. According to WordofGod, she is actually an Atlantean (the [[Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire Atlanteans in the Disneyverse]] also have this color scheme) living in Africa.
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/princess_yue.jpg Princess Yue]] from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is a white-haired [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Inuit]], due to PowerDyesYourHair.
* Jervis Tetch in ''WesternAnimation/{{Batman the Animated Series}}'', even before he dyed it "school-bus-yellow". Also known as the MadHatter he has unusually dark skin for an evil, British blond (as well as an accent that doesn't go with skin tone or teeth). Portrayed as an anti-social, lab-dwelling nerd, it's highly unlikely that he got out often enough to get a tan, either. (In the episode "The Worry Men", where he visits tropical Central America, he covers up with white gloves, sunglasses, and a straw hat.) It's possible the animators darkened his skin just to exaggerate how freakishly blond his hair is.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'':
** [[http://americandad.wikia.com/wiki/Lorraine Lorraine]], the CIA secretary, is a black woman with blonde hair who has appeared in multiple episodes.
** [[http://americandad.wikia.com/wiki/Iris Iris]], the leader of a roller derby group in "LGBSteve" is another black woman with blonde hair.
* Clawdia Wolf from ''Franchise/MonsterHigh'' is a dark-skinned sunny blonde. Howleen's hair changes but is usually bright orange and yellow.
* There exists an episode of ''The Simpsons'' in which Homer panics over the possibility of his father marrying Marge's mother, convinced that this will make their own marriage incest, and therefore their children will be subject to the "horrifying" consequences of inbreeding. He then envisions them as three realistically-drawn children with blond hair, tanned skin, five fingers, and blue eyes. His reaction? He runs off screaming in terror.
* ''WesternAnimation/HappilyEverAfterFairyTalesForEveryChild'' has ''Literature/{{Goldilocks}}'' take place in a Caribbean island. The titular character is this, with dark blonde stylized dreadlocks.
* Dijonay Jones from ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'' has brown skin and a blonde ponytail hairstyle.
* Dot Starlight from ''Toys/{{Lalaloopsy}}'' has blonde hair and has the darkest skin tone of all the original 8.
* Riot from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' has darker skin than most other characters. Flashback show it's his natural skin tone and his hair is natural as well, though neither of his parents have his skin tone.
* Mrs. Luskey from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots''.