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Blond Guysare Evil

"Blond guys aren't dumb. They're evil. Like in The Karate Kid and World War II."
Bart Simpson, The Simpsons

Fair-haired guys in media frequently end up evil. This is especially noticeable if he is compared to a nice, dark-haired hero (think Harry Potter vs. Draco Malfoy) or if he is on the opposite end of a Love Triangle. In many ways, this trope can be seen as the less extreme version of the Evil Albino.

If they're not evil, they're still jerks, although they may or may not be nice underneath, and they usually lose. Where a Betty and Veronica usually has a blond Betty and a dark- or red-haired Veronica, a male version of this setup will do the reverse. In the latter, the female love interest will often be blonde herself, creating a Double Standard implying that blond hair is only acceptable for women.

The shade of blond may also play a role in it. Light blond guys are much more likely to be portrayed as evil than dirty blond guys.

In the 1980s, this trope was almost inescapable, particularly in teen movies. The Jerk Jock in these movies was more often than not blond - and the hero was virtually always dark-haired. But before that blonds were often heroes, so this may be a Cyclic Trope, albeit with a longer cycle time than that for female "bad hair colors." That said, it has certainly become a much more prevalent trope in the days since World War II, which may be responsible for this, since the Nazis did love blonds. Note also the above-mentioned tendency for a long-haired blond villain to be a Sissy Villain, thus implying that blond hair on a man is by nature effeminate, and reinforcing the trope that the epitome of manliness is still Tall, Dark and Handsome.

Often synonymous with Light Is Not Good; after all, blond guys are more often associated with an angelic appearance than black haired ones.

Compare Evil Redheads, White Hair, Black Heart, and Evil Albino. Contrast Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold. The Distaff Counterpart is Blondes are Evil.


Examples

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    Anime & Manga 
  • Jadeite and Zoicite - and technically Kunzite (a White Hair, Black Heart) from the Sailor Moon anime. Notably the only non-blond shitennou Nephryte (redhead) is the one who does a Heel-Face Turn.
  • Jean from Gunslinger Girl is the only blond handler, and the one who's consistently much more of a jerkass. Also Pinocchio.
  • General Blue from Dragon Ball
    • Van Zant from Dragon Ball Z.
    • Android 18 before her Heel-Face Turn.
    • It's a stretch, but you could also count Super Saiyan Majin Vegeta for the brief time he's "possessed" by Babidi.
  • Char Aznable from Mobile Suit Gundam, the probable trope-maker for White Hair, Black Heart, was, in fact, blond, demonstrating how these two tropes are related. Most of his many, many expies are also blond.
  • Mobile Suit Gundam SEED:
  • General Peters-Stahl, one of the few outright villains in Scrapped Princess. Also worth noting is that Cz, the only Peacemaker who is supposed to be sympathetic, is also the only one that isn't blond.
  • Fist of the North Star has Shin and Souther. Raoh was originally blond in the manga as well, but was given black hair in the TV anime series (the newer anime versions restores his original blond hair). This is evened out by Jagi in the original anime (whose hair color was changed from the manga's black to blond), who was not only purely evil, but also the one who turned Shin evil in the first place.
  • Johan Liebert of Monster is handsome, blond, blue-eyed, and absolutely terrifying.
  • Chrono Crusade has Joshua Christopher, a blond, blue-eyed Ill Boy who's manipulated by the White Hair, Black Heart guy into becoming one of his minions after he puts on a pair of demon horns (which also drive him absolutely insane). However, the series also has Father Remington, another blond man who may be one of the most genuinely good characters in the series.
  • Mello from Death Note has been a Mafia terrorist since he was 14, armed with guns in leather pants. Plus taking extreme measures to get what he wants, including kidnapping a teen girl and causing her to go through a traumatic experience that leaves her catatonic.
  • Eyeshield 21:
    • A flashback story revealed that Hiruma from Eyeshield 21 has hair that is naturally black, but he dyes it specifically as part of his strategy to make himself look more intimidating. It works. Oh, and he's evil.
    • Every notable blond guy in the series is (or was) a jerkass, with the exception of Homer and the Yuuhi Guts captain. The biggest jerks in the Pentgram are blondes, Hiruma and Agon dyed their hair blonde at some point, and former delinquents Toganou and Juumonji started out as jerks to Sena. Somewhat justified for the Japanese characters who are blonde, since bleached hair = delinquent = jerk.
  • Although he's amusingly psychotic to the point where it's hard not to like him to an extent, Ladd Russo from Baccano! would most definitely fall under this trope, if not for undecidedly brown tan AND dark blond hair which turns gray for artisticness in Alcatra. I mean, come on. He shoots a small child's head off and constantly threatens to kill his girlfriend, among other things.
    • The whole 'kill his girlfriend' deal is very happily mutual, seeing that she's a Death Seeker; it also subverts the whole Morality Pet trope by emphasizing how totally batshit insane both of them are.
  • Played with in The Prince of Tennis. Kevin Smith is an angry, bitchy, aggressive American boy who is an absolute Jerk Ass for quite a while...and comes from a broken family with a negligent father, also blond. When he's defeated and comes to terms with himself, he shows a sweeter side, though not losing his strong temper completely.
  • Code Geass has Prince Clovis and V.V.. The former is an insecure wreck who commits mass slaughter to cover his screw ups, the latter is just plain insane. Charles di Britannia had dark blond hair (comparable to Nunnally's) before age turned his hair white. Then there's also his second son Schneizel.
  • Krad in D.N.Angel, who is also a prime example of Light Is Not Good thanks to his angelic appearance and utterly sadistic personality.
  • Cain from Trinity Blood is blond, angelic looking, and a completely evil bastard.
  • Fushigi Yuugi's Nakago (bonus points for being the sole survivor of his repulsive, entirely-blond tribe).
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure:
    • Dio Brando. When he was twelve, he tied up his step-brother's dog and stuffed him in the incinerator. Later on in his un-life, he carjacked a sedan and had the driver plow through pedestrians on the sidewalk. He is bad news.
      • The nearest immediate subversion is Speedwagon, who came from a very similar background as Dio, and in his first appearance mugs Jonathan in a dark alley. After his defeat and Heel-Face Turn, he becomes a loyal ally and later a highly affluent philanthropist.
    • Brando's most loyal subordinate, Enrico Pucci, is not only this but also subverts the Dark-Skinned Blond trope by being pretty damn cunning.
    • By the looks of it, part 7 villain Funny Valentine is also one.
  • Gin from Detective Conan, although there is conflict over whether his hair is blond or silver.
  • In the "Fujiyama Gangster Paradise" story arc in Black Lagoon, one of the main antagonists is a Yakuza scumbag named Chaka, who sports a mane of blond hair (supposedly dyed, as he is Japanese) and very tanned skin. He is without doubt the most disgusting, irredeemable fuck shown so far in the series, so much that not even his fellow Yakuza like him and Bad Ass Anti-Villain Ginji is just too happy to deal him a Cool And Unusual Death for abusing the local Yakuza Princess, Yukio..
  • Star Blazers: Everybody chant! DESS-lok Desslok Desslok! DESS-lok Desslok Desslok! DESS-lok Desslok Desslok!
  • Darker Than Black very much fits both this trope and Blondes are Evil, given the huge amount of blond Contractors, who, while varying in terms of morality/likability, are all superpowered sociopaths. The high proportion of blonds might be because Contractors are generally foreign agents, and the favored way to depict a white foreigner in Japan is through blond hair and blue eyes note .
  • Yotsuba&!: Yanda is, at minimum, a big jerk.
  • From Pandora Hearts:
    • Vincent, and with heterochromia, to boot. Subverted. Vincent turns out to be not such a bad guy after all, just fiercely devoted to his older brother and rather extreme in his methods.
    • Jack, on the other hand, averts this trope and then plays it straight.
  • Hellsing has The Major, The Doctor, Luke Valentine, and Warrent Officer Schrödinger. Also Enrico Maxwell, but only in the manga. Father Alexander Anderson is a subversion. In his first appearance, Anderson seems like a straight-up villain, but he's very much an Anti-Hero and Noble Demon. And the same applies to his protégé, Heinkel.
  • Asuham Boone from Overman King Gainer is vengeful, believes in Revenge Before Reason, and is utterly obsessed with capturing co-protagonist Gain Bijou. If he has to endanger innocents or manipulate subordinates to do so, he will.
  • Justin in Soul Eater. Blond haired, blue eyed priest, no less. In hindsight, it was probably too good to be true and very easily dismissed on the basis that the series has a cast full of oddities, as it were.
  • The Oni Clan in Harukanaru Toki No Naka De is probably deliberately presented as evil foreigners, and anyone with blond hair is labelled as evil by the locals. While this attitude is likely intended to reflect the general time-appropriate xenophobianote , the Oni do actually possess destructive powers and therefore present danger. In reality, though...Akuram is corrupted by his powers; Ikutidaru repeatedly questions their plans; much of what Shirin does is of the Love Makes You Evil kind (and she isn't even blond to begin with); Sefuru has a Freudian Excuse and isn't mature enough to comprehend the situation. Then you get into the clan's backstory...
  • Blassreiter: The reason Xargin is so pretty is so that you'll like it when he murders you...or turns you into a homicidal cyborg.
  • Jonathan Glenn, the biggest Jerk Ass in all Brain Powerd.
  • Berg Katse, in Science Ninja Team Gatchaman.
  • Lucia of Rave Master
  • Cornelius Alba and Lio Shirazumi in Kara no Kyoukai
  • Apos in Mnemosyne... dear GOD!
  • Knives from Trigun, who sports a considerable God complex and a pathological hatred for humanity.
    • Vash the Stampede, aka "the Humanoid Typhoon", is also blond (though at least in the anime it's a slightly darker blond than Knives', and in the manga his hair turns progressively darker as the story advances) and believed by most people to be a walking disaster area (with, it must be conceded, some justification).
  • Gankutsuou:
    • Magnificent Bastard Andrea Cavalcanti, actually gangster Benedetto, has perfect blond hair.
    • The villainous Villefort has white hair in the present day, but flashbacks show that he used to be a rather Bishonen-looking blond.
  • Marik and Bandit Keith from Yu-Gi-Oh!.
  • Alois Trancy from the second season of the Black Butler anime. From the manga, the viscount of Druitt.
  • The Fullmetal Alchemist Manga and Brotherhood's Big Bad Father has Blond Hair while in his Old Man Form as well as his Final Form.
    • Subverted by Ed, Al (in his human body), Van Hohenheim, Louis Armstrong, and Jean Havoc.
  • The main villain Hartmann Bezelheim from Princess Lover!.
  • Reda from Mon Colle Knights. Lark, on the other hand...
  • Belphegor, from Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, while not evil per se, is a psychopathic Knife Nut with a Slasher Smile and an Evil Laugh. He's also one of six elite assassins known as the Varia. Byakuran, the White Hair, Black Heart, is this troupe through and through, if you consider white a shade of blonde. Ken, on the other hand, averts this trope, despite being Mukuro's flunky.
  • Mai-Otome has John Smith in the anime and Sergay August Taiki in the manga.
  • Inukami!: Sea of Violence and Sekidosai.
  • One Piece has Donquixote Doflamingo.
    • And Captain Morgan and his son Helmeppo from the first arc. (Even though Helmeppo later does a Heel-Face Turn.)
    • Not to mention Enel/Eneru, the Big Bad from the Skypiea arc.
  • In Saint Beast, Pandora is not only a bit of a jerk but can also be considered outright evil for his complicity in so many awful things, no matter how he feels about the acts themselves.
  • Naruto has Deidara, who's completely insane. Naruto himself is an aversion.
  • Bunbee of Yes! Pretty Cure 5 had blonde hair in his human form. Interestingly, he survives the first series, shows up in the sequel Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GO!GO!... then promptly has enough of being evil and decides to pull a Heel-Face Turn in time to show up in the Pretty Cure All Stars movies.
  • Subverted (in a way) with Fai D Flourite from Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle. He is a genuinely good guy with... some issues that loves his traveling companions from the bottom of his heart. At the same time he does not only know the Big Bad but is also his way into the group. He gets better.
  • Science Ninja Team Gatchaman: The male heroes and their mentor are varying shades of brown, and the lady has black-greenish hair. The villain has long blond hair.
  • Zigzagged with Laxus Dreyar in Fairy Tail. He starts out as a Jerk Ass when the audience meets him, eventually culminating in an attempt to take over the title guild by force in the Fighting Festival arc (and it's revealed in flashbacks that he Used to Be a Sweet Kid in the same arc). He takes a massive level in kindness afterward, proving his Heel-Face Turn with a Big Damn Heroes moment in the Tenrou Island arc and a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming in the Grand Magic Games arc.
    • Played straight with Zancrow in the Tenrou Island arc.

    Comic Books 
  • Played with regarding Ozymandias in Watchmen. The obvious interpretation is that he's the villain, but, this being Watchmen, there's a lot more to it than that...
  • Eddie Brock, aka Venom, in Spider-Man.
  • The Dash, an evil speedster in Flare, is blond.
  • The only physical difference between The DCU's Impulse and his Evil Twin Inertia is their hair; Impulse has brown hair, Inertia has blond.
  • Wilhelm Ryan, the villain from The Amory Wars/Coheed and Cambria.
  • Jan Arrah, Element Lad, the villain of the Legion of Super-Heroes story Legion Lost, is innocently handsome and blond. Note, he was blond for thirty years worth of stories before he was made a villain.
  • Kordax, the ancient Atlantean prince in Aquaman and the greatest villain in Atlantean history. His blond hair was actually seen as a sign of evil by the people of Atlantis, especially in the royal family, which is why Aquaman was abandoned at birth.
  • One of the more notable feuds in Marvel Comics is that between the short, dark, noble Wolverine and the tall, fair, psychopathic Sabretooth.
  • Neron, The DCU's lord of Hell for a time in the late '90s and early '00s, appeared as a tall, muscular, pale-skinned man with a mane of blond hair. This was not, however, his true form; he was actually some sort of weird, tentacled, plantlike thing.
  • Lucifer, as he appeared in The Sandman and his self-titled series, was also a tall, blond man. This version of the character was pretty clearly inspired by Milton's Paradise Lost. And by tall, blond man, we mean that Neil Gaiman ordered the artists who drew Lucifer to make him look like David Bowie.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist and Knight Templar Lucien Draay from Knights of the Old Republic definitely counts, at least until his Heel-Face Turn.
  • Captain America. There was a period of time where the Red Skull inherited a cloned body of Cap's, keeping his appearance, blond hair and all, therefore playing this trope straight.
  • Mauvais. Cannibals are pretty evil.
  • Wonder Woman foe Ares. Being a War God doesn't hurt his credentials.

    Fanfic 
  • Played straight in Bringing Me To Life with light-blond haired Gabriel Jameson, an abusive dad, Domestic Abuser who beats and starves his son and wife. Averted with Max Jameson, Gabriel's son, who's light-blond like his father, but kind and understanding despite his upbringing.

    Film — Live-Action 
  • The store owner's son Dennis in Cabin Fever is more a case of "Blonde Kids are Psychotic", as can be seen in this scene. Jeff is also blond and quite frankly a dickhead. He takes off into the woods on his own, leaving the others behind to die.
  • In American Pie, the four main guys are all dark-haired and (somewhat) sympathetic. And then there's Stifler.
  • James Bond faces muscular blond henchmen on a regular basis:
  • Another Roy, Roy Stalin in Better Off Dead. Also a Jerk Jock.
  • Talbot (Josh Lucas) in Ang Lee's Hulk.
  • Dr. Curt Connors The Lizard received an Adaptation Dye-Job in The Amazing Spider-Man. The burglar who shoots Uncle Ben is also shown this way, but was blond in the comic that first introduced Spidey as well.
  • Any villainous character played by Dolph Lundgren, but specifically Ivan in Rocky IV and the badnik in Universal Soldier. It's probably also worth noting that the only two antagonistic boxers that Rocky faced who were white were both blond, the other being Tommy Gunn.
  • About 80% of all the characters Mark Rolston has played. (The other 20% were just assholes.)
  • Jake Busey and his father, Gary, are both ash blond, and both play bad guys fairly regularly.
  • Genesis from Suicide Club is horribly evil, and happens to be the only blond in the whole damned thing.
  • The TV movie She Cried No starred Mark-Paul Gosselaar as a blond frat boy who rapes innocent freshman Candace Cameron.
  • Possessive ex-boyfriend who won't accept that it's over Cole Whittier (Robert Prescott) in Bachelor Party (1984) versus witty and easy-going brunet Rick Gassko (Tom Hanks).
  • Reservoir Dogs:
    • The members of the heist are all assigned color-based code names, and of the lot, only "Mr. Blond" is outright evil, although he isn't actually blond-haired.
    • The only blond character is Nice Guy Eddie (although it looks more like red hair at times). Total Jerkass.
    • And Tim Roth's hair is sort of dirty blond/lightish brown. Symbolism?
  • In Never Back Down, brown-haired Jake Tyler fights blond Ryan McCarthy, who's fond of luring people to his home under false pretenses and savagely beating them.
  • One of the most famous examples of this trope is in The Karate Kid. Dark-haired Daniel Larusso (Ralph Macchio) battles Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka, career Evil Blond Guy) for the affections of fair-haired Ali Mills (Elisabeth Shue). All but one of the main Cobra Kais are blond. None of the blond guys in any of the movies are nice.
    • Zabka played another bully the next year in Just One of the Guys and one final time the year after that in Back to School.
  • In The Dark Knight, brown-haired Batman battles blond baddies. The Joker's hair is so greasy it looks dark, and cheaply dyed green on top of that, but he's definitely blond. Like Bruce Wayne, Harvey Dent suffered two terrible losses and assumed a new identity. But while Batman dedicated his life to fighting crime, Two-Face tried to kill a cop's innocent child.

    Harvey Dent was an interesting subversion (or untwist) of the trope — the angsty, brooding dark-haired hero mopes as his love-interest takes up with a blond, popular, media-savvy politician who wears his idealism on his sleeve. Surely, the blond rival must be a superficial jerk, incapable of truly loving the heroine and only affecting high principles for show? No, it turns out that he really is a courageous, noble, if somewhat vain man and a better match for the girl than the hero, until the poor blond man gets broken to pieces in the most horrible way.
  • Justin Long is Accepted by Blake Lively after she realizes she's in another Hollywood love-triangle where the blond guy turns out to be a jerk.
  • Simon Phoenix (Wesley Snipes) in Demolition Man.
  • Captain Love, the main hench-villain, in The Mask of Zorro wasn't only blond, but wore a U.S. Army uniform. How eeeevil can one get, eh?
  • John Ryder in the original version of The Hitcher.
  • Cary Elwes's oh-so-British Captain Boone competes for the affections of Lena Headey with Jason Scott Lee's sensitive, dark-haired jungle boy Mowgli in the 1994 live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book. He's evil, just so you know.
    • Cary Elwes is also evil in Twister, opposing brown-haired Bill Paxton. (Who, in a further demonstration of this trope, dyed his hair blond the following year as a morally ambiguous treasure hunter in Titanic.)
    • On the other hand, in The Princess Bride and Robin Hood: Men in Tights he's just as blond, but most definitely on the side of the good guys (even better, he's THE good guy in both films).
  • In She's All That, knowledge of this trope makes the plot's climax and eventual resolution very predictable, since male leads Zack and Dean are, respectively, brunet and blond.
  • In Die Hard, the only noticeably blond characters are two of Hans' henchmen (who are brothers). And in the third film, Hans' own brother is blond.
  • Vigo the Carpathian from Ghostbusters II (played by the younger brother from Die Hard).
  • Valentine from the oh so wonky film MirrorMask has dark hair, but wears a mask that has blond Bart Simpson-like "hair". It covers part of his natural dark hair. In the film, Valentine is shown to be a really friendly, helpful guy, even successful (owning a tower and such). Near the end, he sells out the main character Helena for all the jewels he can carry. His dark-haired side soon wins out and his guilt causes him to come back for her, though it's never told whether he gives back the jewels.
  • Greg Marmalard in Animal House is the head of the Omegas, the prick fraternity that is out to shut down the Deltas. On the other hand, the Deltas are chaired by the blond-haired Hoover, who spends the whole movie desperately trying to keep his fraternity from getting kicked off campus.
  • In Real Genius, William Atherton (Prof. Jerry Hathaway) and his brown-nosing sidekick Robert Prescott (Kent) constantly try to thwart, and later steal, the hero's invention.
  • In Revenge of the Nerds, Stan Gable (Ted McGinley) is head of the Alpha Betas, a sadistic-jock-filled fraternity. He torments the titular Nerds for most of the picture, until he learns his lesson after Lewis Skolnick (Robert Carradine) heroically rapes Gable's girlfriend in a funhouse. (Ah, the 80s.)
  • Gage, the little blond kid from Pet Sematary. He put the 'Evil' in 'Evil Dead'.
  • The bleached-blond black dude following Leana Telfer around in 1999's thriller The Ninth Gate.
  • The blondest guy in Road Trip is Jacob (Anthony Rapp), so it should come as no surprise when he does everything he can to thwart the fair-haired Beth from hooking up with sensitive brown-haired Josh Parker (Breckin Meyer). Jacob even impersonates a teacher to make Josh miss an important test.
  • The Devil Wears Prada confirms that in any love triangle, dark-haired men like Nate (Adrian Grenier) are caring and compassionate, if overlooked, while blond men like Christian (Simon Baker) are knaves who only seem like a catch until their untrustworthy shenanigans are exposed.
  • In Adventureland, Em (Kristen Stewart) is torn between the awkward James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg) and blond, musically-inclined repairman Mike Connell (Ryan Reynolds), who claims to know Lou Reed. Ladies, here's a hint: always go for awkward. The audience soon learns that the only connections the married repairman has are with a string of underage girls.
  • Played extremely straight in 4.3.2.1 where the only notable male character with (vividly bleached) blond hair turns out to be a thief and an evil would be rapist.
  • In Super Mario Bros., King Koopa (Dennis Hopper) is blond, which makes sense because, in the video game, he is a reptile. With red hair.
  • Bradley in The Final. He's pretty pathetic, though.
  • Henry from The Good Son.
  • Steven from Bloody Birthday.
  • Played with in the TV movie Odd Girl Out in which the only male bully is blond, but so is the innocent and sympathetic love interest.
  • Ryan Phillippe as Barry Cox in I Know What You Did Last Summer. He might not be the killer, but he's still a jerk.
  • Labyrinth: The Goblin King has pale hair, wants to turn a baby in to a goblin, and pulls some nasty tricks to keep Sarah from getting through the labyrinth in time. Technically, he doesn't break the rules, since the only one is 'get through the labyrinth in time', but it's still slimy behavior.
  • Many of the characters blond actor Richard Widmark played from Kiss of Death to Murder on the Orient Express were villains.
  • The whole trope was probably jump-started in movies by Alan Ladd, playing the Anti-Villain Raven in This Gun for Hire (1942). Ladd started off the film with black-dyed hair, but the dye job was abandoned about halfway through. He went on to play a series of rogues, rebels, and shady characters until "Touched by Technicolor" in 1949.
  • Dune: Paul is dark-haired, as was his father, Feyd has a reddish-tinged blond thing going, and the Baron is a redhead who leans toward blond.
  • Dr. Zaius in Planet of the Apes is a blonde-haired orangutan and the main antagonist, despite that he doesn't look so threatening.
  • Played straight in the 1990 film of Lord of the Flies where both Jack and Ralph are given an Adaptation Dye-Job to become blond and brunet respectively. In the book, Ralph was blond and Jack was red haired.
  • Mark from Old School, considering his first scene is as the boyfriend of the girl that Mitch likes, it's pretty obvious what's gonna happen.
  • Big Bad Jay Hamilton in Walking Tall, played by Neil McDonough.
  • The otherworldly children in Village of the Damned, at least in the colored versions of the original. The remake outright upgrades them to Evil Albinos.
  • John Kramer in the Saw series.
  • Calvin Candie, the evil, haughty slave owner in Django Unchained.
  • Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty in Blade Runner.
    • Although, as demonstrated by his final scene, Roy's not really evil. Just misguided.
  • Averted in The Legend of Bagger Vance: Of the two big-name pro golfers competing with Junuh in the tournament, Bobby Jones is the clean-cut blonde who, due to this trope, may at first be expected to be the cocky jerk—but he's actually very sportsmanlike, and came to respect Junuh and his game, unlike the more condescending dark-haired and less clean-cut Walter Hagan.
  • Freddy Krueger from the A Nightmare on Elm Street series, back when he was still a human serial killer. After his death his preferred form as the nightmare monster that he became was to appear in his burnt body, but he could assume virtually any shape he wanted.
  • Iron Man 3 has both a muscular Implacable Man blonde henchman in James Bond tradition, and Guy Pearce's Aldritch Killian.
  • Technically played straight in I Am Number Four as the Jerk Jock is a blond. Number 4/John Smith is blond in the film but he's a natural brunet and had to bleach it on the run.
  • Kyle from Beastly is a spoilt and arrogant jerkass who predictably gets broken. Big time. Notably in his beast form, he doesn't have his blond hair.
  • In the film of Ichi the Killer, sadomasochistic mob enforcer Kakihara is a bottle blond.
  • Sloane of Entertaining Mr Sloane subverts the trope. The blond bisexual Sloane initially seeks to play siblings Kath and Ed against each other but by the end winds up in sexual servitude to both of them.
  • In Halloween (2007), when Michael Myers is portrayed as a child, he has blond hair. And he is an infamous Ax-Crazy Serial Killer.
    • In the original film, when Myers is a child by the start of the film, also has blond hair. However, this version is even more monstrous than the 2007 remake.
  • The only blond teenager in The Way He Looks is Fábio, the Jerkass who bullies the blind protagonist.
  • Pyro from the X-Men films, Post Face-Heel Turn and his Took a Level in Jerkass.

    Literature 
  • Todd Bowden from the Stephen King novella (and film) Apt Pupil. A blond, blue-eyed golden boy with a unhealthy interest in Nazis...
  • Lash from Black Dagger Brotherhood is a complete and total bastard.
  • Happens a couple of time in the Tortall Universe:
    • The first Song of the Lioness book has Ralon of Malven, blond and blue-eyed. He grew up to be a rapist, was disowned by his family (and hideously scarred with acid), turned to a life of crime under the name "Claw", involved himself in the Big Bad's plot to assassinate the king, and got killed during the climactic battle. Joren's almost progress.
    • Kel's primary antagonist in Protector of the Small is Joren, so blond and beautiful that one can forget the all misogyny, arrogance, hate crimes, kidnappings, and general dog-kicking that he engages in on a daily basis.
  • In the Angels Unlimited series, the antagonist, Brice, has a bleach-blond mullet. After he goes back to Heaven, he still dresses in black, but he cuts off the mullet, spikes it, and only dyes the tips blond.
  • David from Animorphs.
  • Harry Potter. J. K. Rowling doesn't seem to be too big on blond guys, as they are practically Always Chaotic Evil in her works:
    • Draco and Lucius Malfoy.
    • Gellert Grindelwald.
    • Also, Barty Crouch Jr. from Goblet of Fire.
    • Some of the minor Death Eater characters, such as Yaxley, are also blonde.
    • Gilderoy Lockhart. He's not a Death Eater, but he's definitely a jerk and a fraud. At the end of Chamber of Secrets, he tried to obliviate two twelve-year-olds and planned to leave an eleven-year-old to die, intending to spin a good story about it that will paint him as the hero and the three students as unfortunate collateral damage.
    • Dudley Dursley. In the film he got an Adaptation Dye-Job.
    • A rare aversion in the series is Ernie Macmillan, who is in Dumbledore's Army.
  • The Lannisters from A Song of Ice and Fire all have blond hair and are all ruthlessly ambitious, Jaime Lannister in particular, calling the parentage of the Lannister-Baratheon children into question in quite an evil, or at least taboo, way. However, we do later find out that many of them are not all as evil as we're initially lead to believe, the trope is still played straight with Tywin, Cersei, and especially Joffrey.
  • The Daimons in the Dark Hunter books are perpetually 27, beautiful, tall, blonde...and will kill you and suck out your soul to elongate their lives. Jerks.
  • In the Sword of Truth series, the Big Bad of the first and second books, Darken Rahl, has shoulder length blond hair. For some reason, so seem to be all other "full-blooded" people of his evil empire.
  • The Time Traveler's Wife invokes this trope twice over: while neither Ingrid nor Gomez (the blond romantic rivals to the central couple's brunet Henry and redheaded Clare) are bad people, the former is needy and confrontational and the latter is offputtingly glib and cynical (and has a weird and severe Communism fetish). Neither Henry or Clare view them as legitimate contenders in the Love Dodecahedron (although Henry and Ingrid dated before he met Clare).
  • Discworld
  • The Chocolate War has Archie. Stay away from this high schooler at all costs.
  • Maximum Ride uses this one. Both Jeb Batchelder and Roland ter Borcht are described as having light hair, and Maximum Ride herself has blonde hair.
  • In Gone with the Wind, the blond Ashley, while far from evil, is weak-willed and indecisive, and far from the romantic hero Scarlett persistently imagines him to be.
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians:
    • Luke, who betrays the gods to join Kronos and almost causes the world to be destroyed. Though he does get redeemed in the last book.
    • In the sequel series The Heroes of Olympus, there's Evil Chancellor Octavian.
    • Averted by Jason.
  • Kalide in The Legendsong Saga is the sadistic Dragon to Coralyn.
    • Averted by Bleyd.
  • William Vanderveen of the Ryan Kealy book series fits this trope perfectly. He's blonde, incredibly attractive, seems eternally youthful, had an IQ of 180+ when he was about eight, and is out to destroy America and the rest of Western civilization because his sociopath of a father died when the CIA pulled support for political reasons, his mother committed suicide, more likely than not also influenced by the loss of their daughter/his older sister, who young William himself killed for having less than discreet relations with a local South African. So...yeah.
  • In Morpho Eugenia by A. S. Byatt (filmed as Angels And Insects), this applies to both men and women: the dark-haired protagonist marries into a blond-haired family which is obsessive about bloodlines, dark secrets are uncovered, and he leaves town with a brunette.
  • Nicolae Carpathia, the Antichrist in the Left Behind books. Also, Lucifer himself, as shown in one scene in Glorious Appearing.
  • Warner in Shatter Me, who wants to use the main character whose touch is fatal as his weapon.
  • The Malagash princes in The Chronicles of Magravandias are commonly called the lions of Magrast in public. But privately they, and Prince Bayard in particular, are thought of as hungry wolves.
  • In John le Carré's "Call for the Dead" a German agent is killing people to cover their tracks. He does not use his real name and makes his contacts give him a nickname to use. He is then called "Blondie".
  • Julian in The Forbidden Game is white blond and is the main antagonist.
  • Keifer Porter of A Brother's Price. Also very hot, rather dim, and dead thanks to being Hoist by His Own Petard.
  • In Firebird (Lackey), Ilya may be the only exception. His father and his brothers are all jerks.
  • In The Silmarillion, Celegorm is the only one of Fëanor's seven sons to have blond hair, and he's arguably the worst of them (admittedly none of them are particularly good people). Averted with his cousins the children of Finarfin, however.
  • In The Kite Runner,the bully rapist, and pedophile Assef is blond. He believes he is superior, because he is half German (and is a self-proclaimed Nazi) and Pashtun, the majority ethnicity in Afghanistan.
  • The titular assasin in The Day of the Jackal.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Adam Monroe, the Big Bad in the second season of Heroes.
  • Prince on Lexx epitomizes this trait. The show also has the Magnificent Bastard Schlemmi (later Fifi), also a blonde.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
    • Spike. He's probably intentionally invoking this trope (the guy's pretty Genre Savvy); flashbacks reveal his normal hair is mouse brown and curly. Apparently, he dyed his hair black during WWII and began bleaching it in the 70s, probably to attract dumb victims drawn to the "bad boy" association.
    • Lothos. In the movie, he is played by Rutger Hauer.
  • On Dexter, Rita's abusive, drug-addicted ex-husband Paul is blond, contrasting with his former wife.
    • That actor (Mark Pelligrino?) could be the poster boy for this trope, since he's always evil (although it's arguably due to his looking and acting distinctly working class, in series written by and aimed at middle class audiences, not his hair coloring). He even played Lucifer on Supernatural,
  • House Lannister and House Targyran from Game of Thrones fit this trope, to varying degrees. Especially Joffrey, with his "Uncle" Jamie right behind him. Prince Vasyris Targyran also. They get their comeuppances, though.
  • Vim Fuego/Alan Metcalfe from The Comic Strip Presents...episode Bad News has a huge rock-star mane of blond hair, and while he isn't evil, he is arrogant, obsessed with his own talent, violent, not above fraud, and arrogant.
  • While he isn't evil either, Prince Wendell of The 10th Kingdom is certainly arrogant, stuck-up, pompous, and a true jerk to Tony (not that he doesn't deserve it from time to time) and Wolf for the first half to two-thirds of the miniseries, up until he gets it rubbed in his face that wolves aren't the evil monsters he believes them to be and eats a major portion of humble pie after realizing he's failed to pass his test of kinghood. Humorously, even the dog he is turned into by his Wicked Stepmother is a golden retriever. (And it's being stuck in this form and losing his human self that contributes greatly to his change for the better.)
  • Edie's new husband on Desperate Housewives was fair-haired, pale eyed, and extremely creepy. There was no doubt he was evil from the second he appeared onscreen, even though it had yet to be revealed what he was actually up to.
  • This trope is a staple of Hispanic soap operas, though it usually applies to women rather than men.
  • Alexander Lucard from Dracula: The Series. Guess who he was?
  • The O.C. had Kevin Volchok. But it also has good blond guys (Ryan Atwood) and bad dark-haired ones (Oliver Trask).
  • One Tree Hill did it exactly the other way around: blond Lucas is the good (half) brother while black-haired Nathan is more of a bad boy.
  • It's nearly a trope on Hogan's Heroes. If there is a (male) prisoner, Allied soldier, or member of the underground with pale blond Aryan hair, he's almost certainly a spy.
  • Eric from True Blood is the ultimate badass blond: he's a Viking vampire, sheriff of his corner of Louisiana (for the vampires) and owns a nightclub called Fangtasia. He becomes upset when he gets blood in his beautiful, blond hair.
  • Degrassi The Next Generation plays this trope so often that it's ridiculous. Name a blond guy on the show. At one point or another, he has been a bully, a Jerk Ass, a manwhore, a bad boy, or all of the above. Peter, the blondest of them all, was probably the closest thing to Chaotic Evil on the show. His hair noticeably darkened once he made his Heel-Face Turn...
  • Sawyer from LOST, at first. Though not evil, he was certainly a Jerk Ass at first, especially compared to Jack and Sayid.
  • Doctor Who:
    • The Master, in the Christmas 2009 finale, has a new-and-improved blond look and a whole new load of crazy to dump on the Doctor.
    • Mark Gatiss wears a blond wig to play Prof. Lazarus.
    • The Editor, played by Simon Pegg in 'The Long Game'
    • While the Sixth Doctor is not evil, he's by far the blondest of the Doctors, and by far the most Jerkassy and egotistical of the Doctors (with the exception of the First Doctor's Early-Installment Weirdness phase). He possesses very striking, brilliant yellow-blond hair to contrast with his previous regeneration's more subdued, natural dark blond, him being by far the most noble and selfless Doctor. All other Doctors have either dark or grey hair.
  • John-Paul McQueen from Hollyoaks drove his ex-girlfriend to anorexia, had an affair with his friend's boyfriend, convinced a priest to leave the church, then later left said priest for another bloke. Also, Ste Hay is blond.
  • In the short-lived BBC kids' drama Dark Future, all the villains of the story were blond. Out of the trio of schoolaged heroes, the two girls were both brunette. The villains at one point try to draw the young blond male hero into joining their cause, but then turned on him when they found out...his hair is naturally a dark brown, he just dyed it (which should've been obvious, his dark brown roots were even visible!).
  • In the pilot of the Stephen King series Haven, Ted, the blondest guy in town, turns out to be a con-man and accomplice to murder who was pretending to love a woman for her money.
  • Kamen Rider OOO has Ankh, a bird-type monster born from human desire. To blend into society (and because he was only able to regenerate an arm of his original body), he has possessed the body of a dying police officer, turning said officer's hair blond.
  • Baby-faced Jadeite in Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon. Of the Shitennou, he's the only one whose dedication to Beryl does not waver during the whole season. The sissy villainy also pops up in the Episode 0 special, as Jadeite's actor plays a female/crossdresser (it isn't clear which).
  • Justified has Robert Quarles (played by Neal Mc Donough), a sociopathic mob lieutenant.

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    Music 
  • "Jessie", from Rick Springfield's music video of "Jessie's Girl", is blond.
  • The music video for Muse's song Knights of Cydonia has a heroic dark-haired cowboy fighting with an evil blond cowboy over a blonde woman.
  • Angelspit's "Devilicious": "If you're needing a villain, baby, I'm your blond".
  • In a meta example, early Visual Kei rockers in The Eighties and early in The Nineties were known for shocking appearances, drama, fighting, violence, insanely heavy drinking, and huge, dyed-blond hair. Many Japanese bars as a result at the time would post signs banning specific offenders (such as "No Yoshiki!") but others had a blanket ban on blonds entirely, with "No blondes" or "No funny hair" type signs.

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    Theater 
  • In Spring Awakening, the basic idea is that all the children are good and naive and the adults are evil. However, there is an exception to the lovable children: Hanschen, the Aryan seducer and predator who creeps everyone out and seduces this poor, awkward guy, Ernst, who has a desperate crush on Hanschen. Even though this takes place in GERMANY of all places, Hanschen is usually the sole blond. Word of God has confirmed that this trope is being invoked on purpose (and so one assumes that the dark-haired Hanschens, understudies aside, are only that way because they couldn't pull off the desired blond).
  • Brett, the Jerk Jock in 13, was played by the blonde Eric Nelsen.

    Video Games 
  • Steve Haines from Grand Theft Auto V.
  • Anogia from Luminous Arc 3 played this really straight, until it is revealed that all he went through is to give Miria her eyes back.
  • In World of Warcraft, Arthas Menethil, a prince who would later kill his father and become the villain for the third expansion pack Wrath Of The Lich King, is blond (though in undeath, his hair turns white). In addition, Prince Kael'Thas Sunstrider is also blond.
  • Geese Howard, the first SNK Boss. There's also Rugal Bernstein, the successor to the mantle. Interestingly enough, Geese is killed by a blond guy, Terry Bogard, and his son Rock is blond (with red eyes to boot). The Big Bad of Mark Of The Wolves, Kain R. Heinlein, also has red eyes and long blond hair. It's not a coincidence or anything; Kain is Rock's Evil Uncle and Geese's brother-in law. Poor Rock. He knew Kain was half-evil, but then he found out the other half was evil, too...)
  • Liquid Snake from Metal Gear Solid. Especially bad since Solid Snake, to whom Liquid is supposedly genetically identical, has brown hair.
    • Even worse, there's Colonel Volgin who's possibly one of the most purely evil characters in the entire series and whose theme is called "Clash with Evil Personified". Naturally, he's blonde.
      • Gene is a twisted manipulator who intends to create an even more abusive version of Outer Heaven then Big Boss and is also blonde.
      • Though Ocelot was introduced old and grayed, when he was young he was a blonde traitor to start with.
      • Currently retired Bigger Bad Zero who is behind the creation of the Patriots that secretly manipulated the world for almost half a century is also, of course, a blonde. Are you suspecting a pattern here, or what?
  • Larson of Tomb Raider (and the remake, Tomb Raider Anniversary) and Joachim Karel of Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness.
  • The aptly named Mr. Blonde in Perfect Dark. Yes, it's a pseudonym and as a matter of fact, he's not really blond; the reptilian aliens mustn't have been trying very hard, because they all use the same holographic disguise.
  • None of the all-blond Branstein clan in the Super Robot Wars franchise are actually evil, although you are nominally fighting against Maier and Elzam at the beginning of Original Generation, Rai is kind of a jerk, and Elzam is an Aloof Big Brother (and A CHAR).
  • The Silencer from Crusader is revealed as blond in a rarely-seen death animation. A half-subversion in that he is the protagonist, but even if he isn't evil, he is far too willing to carelessly shoot unarmed surrendering civilians for no reason.
  • Dane Vogel from Saints Row 2. Potentially the player character as well.
  • The Tales Series:
  • When he's evil, Richard in Tales of Graces. It's best to consider that GREENS are evil in Tales of Graces.
  • In the Final Fantasy series:
    • Used straight with probably the first major blond male character: Emperor Mateus Palamecia, who is rather astonishingly evil.
    • In Final Fantasy VIII, the protagonist, Squall, has brown hair, while his rival-turned-evil, Seifer, has blond.
    • In Final Fantasy VI, the villain Kefka is an Ax-Crazy blond. However, the majority of the protagonists, male and female, are blond, as well; Kefka is just, uh, more...blondier...than the rest of them. (to the point his final form is a Broken Angel)
    • In Final Fantasy IV, the original SNES version, Kain is shown to have blond hair in the game's ending (it's the only time his helmet is removed, and it doesn't show in his menu portrait). In the remake, his blond hair is more prominently displayed. It might be argued that Kain isn't really evil, but as Golbez noted, those that were taken over by Zemus/Zeromus had evil in their hearts. Kain's jealousy over Rosa loving Cecil and not him is what made him willing to turn against his friend. Also, he doesn't have a problem with using brute force to get something done—he says as much to Cecil when Rydia is unwilling to go with them after Mist is burned.
    • In Final Fantasy XI, you get the villains the two Zilart princes of Jeuno, specifically the older brother, who is actually behind the first villain for the first expansion and Nag'molada for the second.
    • You can see that the bad guy, Dysley, in Final Fantasy XIII is blond. Don't look at his headdress, look at the hair on his back.
    • Inverted in Final Fantasy XII. Straight-up heroes Vaan and Basch are both blond. Balthier has light brown hair, and is rather abrasive, but not evil. The Big Bad, Vayne, has dark brown hair.
    • In Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, Llednar Twem, the form of Mewt Randell's anger, has blond hair.
  • Final Fantasy VII. Pres. Shinra and his son, Rufus Shinra. Cloud is nice, though.
  • Albert Wesker, William Birkin, Alfred Ashford, and Jack Krauser are some of the only blond-haired men in the Resident Evil universe, and they're all pretty evil.
    • Wesker is a pretty interesting example, since we know in the first game that one of the S.T.A.R.S. officers is a traitor — guess who it is? Yes, exactly, the only blond one, Wesker.
    • Averted with Leon S. Kennedy, who first appeared in Resident Evil 2 as a Red-Headed Hero but has been depicted as having sandy blond hair ever since — even in flashbacks to the events of part 2.
  • Suikoden:
  • Kazyr, one of Overlord Ulgar's evil henchmen in Popful Mail.
  • The blond King Zephiel in Fire Emblem: Fuuin no Tsurugi is the opponent to Redheaded Hero Roy and his gentle half-sister Princess Guinevere.
    • Zephiel and Guinevere's dad, King Desmond, is revealed in the prequel to be a major Jerk Ass who attempted to kill Zephiel at least twice, and is pretty much responsible for Zephiel becoming a villain in Fuuin.
  • The Country singer Conroy Bumpus in Sam & Max Hit the Road.
  • Prince Maximillian of Valkyria Chronicles. En-fricking-core.
  • Dick Winslow in Black Dahlia.
  • Bully brings us Derby Harrington, a blond haired walking embodiment of almost every Rich = Bad trope.
  • Ghost Trick uses this with Dandy and Yomiel.
  • Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia has Kincaid, The Dragon.
    • Played straight with Colress in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. Averted with Morty, Volkner, Palmer, Lt. Surge, Siebold, and Clemont. The manga, however, uses Lt. Surge as a straight example.
    • Also averted in Pokémon X and Y, where you can play as a blond male character (blond is one of the three default appearances) - and the main antagonist, Lysandre, is a redhead.
  • Eternal Sonata had the snarky Count Waltz.
  • Nod Commander Anton Slavik from Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun. Total blond evil.
  • Raphael in the Soul Series. Heroic Siegfried (who briefly becomes big baddie Nightmare) is blond, although as Nightmare, his hair is only seen in one incarnation and it's bright red.
  • BlazBlue has several:
    • Jin Kisaragi. He's an aloof, nihilistic, and borderline sociopath who doesn't hesitate at all to belittle those weaker than him, or cut them down if he feels they are impeding his progress. He's outright homicidal around his brother or lieutenant due to his Evil Weapon warping his mind. He softens up a bit after overpowering said Evil Weapon, and focusing his efforts towards saving his childhood friend/Implied Love Interest from the enemy's side, and even then he's still a jerk.
    • Relius Clover, Mad Scientist extraordinare who turned his daughter, and later his wife into automatons without any tinge of remorse. He's not only one of the series' major antagonists, but he sees people as nothing more than things to be experimented on and these experiments aren't humane to say the least. He also happens to have a son...
    • Carl Clover, a sweet and caring boy traumatized so badly by Relius' experiments on his beloved sister that he lost part of his sanity. With the assistance of the Nox Nyctores Nirvana, his emotions were suppressed, and his overall mistrust of people (adults especially) causes him to take some questionable paths towards his goal. These include calmly threatening people with death, especially those who refuse to give him information. He even alludes to knowing methods of torture to extract said information. But ultimately, Carl is a subversion. His Character Development leads him towards a path of helping others in need, while keeping to his more noble pursuit of saving his sister, while aiming to avoid becoming like his father. Despite being coerced to work with Relius in CP, he works hard to become nothing like his father.
  • Alfonso and Ramirez in Skies of Arcadia
  • In the arcade version of Double Dragon, Billy has blond hair while Jimmy has brown, even though both are technically good guys. When Jimmy was turned into the main bad guy in the NES version, he underwent an Adaptation Dye-Job and had his hair color switched with Billy's, becoming a blond guy in the process.
  • Ludger Brink in The Dig, playing against dark-haired astronaut hero Boston Low.
  • Hans Grosse in Wolfenstein 3D, along with every class of Mooks except the Mutant.
  • Johan Elites, the mean and arrogant aristocrat of Mitsumete Knight.
  • Luxord in Kingdom Hearts II. Also, Vexen in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories.
  • Nazi Colonel Dierker from The Saboteur.
  • Double Switch: Eddie turns out to be this.
  • MLB Power Pros 2008 has this when Sittch reveals that he was a spy for the Galaxy Sharks all along and dyes his hair blond.
  • Deus from Asura's Wrath. He combines this with Scary Black Man. Chakravartin's "Human" form has platinum blonde hair.
  • Shezar, the local Psycho for Hire in Duel Savior Destiny. His sister is nice enough though.
  • Cain from Galerians. Averted with Rion.
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution brings us Barrett, the first bossfight in the game and a homicidal Jerk Ass that was last seen gunning down Sarif Industries employees both for kicks and to eliminate witnesses to the real reason they were there.
  • In The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, a lot of the Thalmor are blond-haired, probably to play up their master race ideology. Blond hair is common among Altmer in general, though.
  • In Roommates, this is utterly averted by Dominic, who is helpful and reliable, if a stickler for the rules...which may make him a brand of evil according to Max and Isabella.

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    Web Comics 
  • Destiny Fails Us has James, who constantly threatens his best friend with a fork.
  • Slade from Heart Core. The man is so damn evil that he strikes fear into even the strongest demons just by being near them. He is even willing to kill his own allies for fun and curiosity and it is also implied that he has plans to betray Royce.
  • The website hosting the Nukees comic also includes a page dedicated to SUSBEC: tracking evil, eyeless blonds, mostly male.
  • In The Specialists, Kapitan Deutschland.
  • The titular protagonist of Niels, a violent, sociopath mob boss, is blonde. So is Peter.
  • In Voodoo Walrus, Cyradwee, Shmeerm, and Rip Flintlocke all follow this trope. Actually, it could be argued that Shmeerm is on the fence. We haven't seen him really do anything particularly evil in a long time.
  • Amical from morphE is a cute gentleman with beautiful golden curls... and a magical flintlock pistol which he kills 3 people with before the end of the first chapter.

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    Western Animation 
  • Trent Boyett from South Park is a stereotype of this trope. All school children fear him, including ''Cartman''. Subverted in the fact that although he acts as The Bully he was in juvenile hall only because he was framed.
    • Inverted with Butters, arguably one of the nicest characters on the show.
  • Family Guy
  • Mike Morningstar from Ben 10: Alien Force. Guilty of draining girls of their life energy to gain power and good looks for himself. Then he meets Gwen.
  • Trevor Goodchild from Ćon Flux fits the bill. (In the live-action movie, on the other hand, he has brown hair...and turns out to be a good guy.)
  • In the DVD commentary for the Futurama episode "Anthology of Interest II" wherein Bender is turned into a human, it's stated that Mili Smythe "insisted that Bender be a blond man" as "blond men are more disgusting".
  • Episodes of Cadillacs and Dinosaurs typically revolved around some sort of conflict between the jet-black-haired (and heroic and environmentally-conscious) Old Blood Mechanic Jack Tenrec and evil Poacher Hammer Terhune, whose most prominent physical feature was his enormous, blond flattop mullet. Additionally, perhaps the only other blond male character to appear was Shawn Russell, another Old Blood Mechanic who, in direct contrast to Jack, was depicted as being arrogant, corrupt, and greedy to the extent that he was willing to betray everything the Old Blood Mechanics were supposed to stand for.
  • Remy Buxaplenty on The Fairly OddParents. However, the trope is averted with several other characters, such as Chester.
  • Averted in Frozen. The initial love interest to Anna is the red-headed Hans, who later turns out to be the Big Bad. Later, Anna hooks up with Kristoff, who is blond and definitely not evil.
  • Chad on Codename: Kids Next Door, who was a KND Operative until his Face-Heel Turn. The penultimate episode revealed that he was a long term mole for the KND.
  • In Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Senate Guard Commando Captain Argyus is the first Senate Guard ever to be seen unmasked onscreen, revealing his elaborately coifed blond hair.
  • Dash Baxter from Danny Phantom. Not really evil, but he is a bully.
  • Hey Arnold! averts it very hard with Arnold, who is one of the nicest characters on the show. It does, however, play it straight with Wolfgang and Edmund, as well as with Olga Pataki's con artist fiance Doug.
  • Boog from Fanboy and Chum Chum is also a blonde bully - however, he evidently uses dye, since, at the time the show takes place, his brown roots are quite visible.
  • Bronto, leader of the biker gang "The Bronto Bunch" on The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show
  • Tobey from WordGirl is blonde and could be considered evil.
  • Dick Hardly of The Powerpuff Girls. Not surprisingly, he turned out to be the most evil villain of the entire series. Boomer of the Rowdyruff Boys also qualifies.
  • Bart Simpson of The Simpsons. (Or Anti-Heroic, at the very least.)
  • Geoff of Total Drama, while being the host at Total Drama Aftermath. He got better, though.
  • Regular Show has a group of blondes with whom Mordecai hangs out after dyeing his hair in a bet with Rigby that turns out to be a Blonde Superiority Cult that believes theirs to be the best hair color, to the point where their initiation ceremonies consist of forcibly dyeing an outsider to death with boiling hair dye.
  • The Duke of Detroit from Motorcity, although he's more of a Friendly Enemy. Until "Vega", then in "A Better Tomorrow" he's helping out Mike and the Burners again.
  • Beavis and Butt-Head
    • Beavis is a subversion, he is more of an Anti-Hero than flatly evil, but still has his moments.
    • Tod Ianuzzi is a straight example.


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