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Heroic Albino
Her creator actually thought she would be too creepy to like.

Something of a backlash to the typical portrayal of the Evil Albino, the Heroic Albino is that trope's good guy counterpart and marks an attempt to remove albinos out of the realm of Acceptable Targets. Still much rarer than the Evil Albino, the Heroic Albino fights the good fight, often with the aid of magical or psychic powers (of which the albinism may be an outward manifestation). Given the ambivalence with which albinos are still treated in popular culture, some albino Anti Heroes manage to qualify as both a Heroic Albino and an Evil Albino. However, even the most heroic albinos tend to be rather unsettling.

This trope is much more popular in Japan, where skin is ideally as light as possible, than in the west, where it is possible to be Too White. Interestingly, Heroic Albinos are much less likely to have the stereotyped (and unrealistic) red eyes than their evil counterparts, instead having the pale blue or green eyes that most real-life human albinos have.

Evil characters should be listed under Evil Albino. The fact this constitutes a trope in its own right—not merely an aversion of its opposite number—and is associated with magic powers is often considered a form of Unfortunate Implications along the lines of Magical Negro.


Examples

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     Anime & Manga  
  • Rei in Neon Genesis Evangelion is usually taken as an albino as she has bluish-white hair, pale skin and reddish eyes. Numerous Rei expies and Parodies in other shows have kept all or partial albino coloration, while being more clearly heroic. The most prominent example is probably Yuki Nagato, though she lacks red eyes and her odd appearance seems to be passed off as anemia instead.
    • Some fans, confused that no characters ever comment on how the "creepy" characters actually look (Asuka in particular being the sort who'd take a shot at it), assumed this meant these colors weren't intended as anything other than visual cues for the audience's benefit and nice complementary colors, much like Misato's purple hair not being purple. Adding to the issue is the character designer and (mostly black & white) manga artist for the series being prone to draw different variations if they look cool (Blonde Asuka, brown-eyed Shinji, Rei & Kaworu with blue eyes or swapping their color schemes).
    • More pragmatic fans point out Rei has 'unrealistic' red eyes for the same reason Nadia had straight hair; it shows up better in animation.
      • As for the heroic part, well she's meant to be the Apocalypse Maiden. She saves our hides no less than four times at great personal risk to herself, and when Seele attempt to evolve the world to a higher plane of existence she first attempts to argue against this to Shinji, then goes a long way to undo the damage caused when they succeed. That should be enough to qualify.
      • While Hideaki Anno intended Rei to be a creepy Emotionless Girl a lot of the audience either took a shine to her, or looked upon her as a Stoic Woobie on par with or even more so than Shinji.
  • Benten from Cyber City Oedo 808.
  • Setsuna Sakurazaki of Mahou Sensei Negima! is an unusual case for being a half-Demon, and yet - being member of the Uzoku/crow tribe - somehow has white wings. Vampire Evangeline has alluded to her wearing contact lenses and dying her hair. For demons in particular, it makes for Fantastic Racism.
    • Partly justified, though, as Eastern culture heavily associates the color white with death – being born with "mourning colors" would therefore be considered an especially bad omen.
  • Soldier Blue of Toward the Terra is one of the gentlest, kindest characters in the series, with a truly admirable inner calm. Despite this, he does not hesitate to place himself personally in the line of fire in literally a moment's notice if those he cares about are threatened. He literally threw himself in front of a blast meant to destroy an entire planet seconds after realizing what was going on.
  • Tegami Bachi pretty much revels in this. The main character, Lag, as well as Gauche ( in the beginning, at least), Dr. Thunderland, and a number of others.
    • There are a lot of albinos in Amberground, so it follows that a lot of them are going to be good guys.
  • Misaki Saiki, an albinistic dominatrix, is the principal heroine in the Ghost Talkers Daydream manga.
  • Heine Rammsteiner from Dogs: Bullets & Carnage becomes this more and more as the series goes on. Despite his bad attitude and a tendency toward apathy, (and the fact that he's a genetically altered killing machine with a psychotic voice in his head that occasionally takes over and performs horrible acts of violence) he steps in to save a little girl from getting sold into the sex trade and makes sure that she has somewhere safe to live, and from there he slowly becomes increasingly altruistic.
  • Dorothea Essenbach from the manga Dorothea is a prime example of this trope as she is very obviously an albino with a heroic cause (protecting her friends and family from 'supposed witch'-hunters).
  • While the morality of pretty much any character in Death Note is debatable, Near does work to defeat Light and end his killing spree. ( He succeeds, too, which helps.)
  • Xerxes Break from the manga Pandora Hearts is an albinistic hero with a very intricate past ( his past self, Kevin Regnard, sacrificed his life (to an extent) to reverse the deaths of the people he served in a desperation play) and a strange sense of humor. Though his motives are sometimes suspect, he tends towards self-sacrifice in times of need ( by using his Chain, the Mad Hatter, for example. Which is slowly killing him with every use as a result of the steps he took as Kevin Regnard).
  • Princess Hinoto from X1999
  • Empress Tianzi in Code Geass, although she's more like The Woobie than a hero. She does as much good as a sheltered and shy thirteen year old can hope to do, though.
  • Prussia/Gilbert from Axis Powers Hetalia, while not really any different from the other characters when it comes to heroism, probably likes to think of himself as such. He likes to be a pest and has an enormous ego, but he loves baby chicks and panda plushies and once started a blog.
  • The eponymous character of Soul Eater, while never outright stated to be albino due to his tanned skin, has the white hair and the red eyes, but is probably more an example of You Gotta Have White Hair.
  • Ryou Bakura from Yu-Gi-Oh! qualifies. Sure, he has an evil spirit possessing him for most of the show, but when he is in control of himself, he's quite brave and kind.
  • Canaan, from literally, Canaan. She was probably some other hair color before, since Alphard explained that synthetic synesthesia is achieved at a painful process: your hair turns white, and you go through a bad headache.
  • Gintoki Sakata, the main character from Gintama, with red eyes (green in the manga) and a white natural perm. Sure, he might be a Jerk Ass Man Child with a Sweet Tooth and a Shonen Jump addiction, but he's still pretty heroic where it counts.
  • Miyabi, Badass Action Girl from the manga Madness, who is both shown to be (in the rare coloured page) and stated to be an albino. She used to be an Evil Albino, but that was due to Mind Control that turned her into an Unfettered Calm-but-Ax-Crazy Blood Knight.
  • Natasha from Majuutsukai No Shojo seems to be a villain during her first appearance, but she was actually mind controlled and is soon freed, after which she turns out to be a kind, ditzy and fiercely loyal, to the point of sacrificing herself for the heroine.
  • Azmaria from Chrono Crusade. Is one of the "Apostles" (a select group of people gifted with a divine power, in her case an amazing singing voice.) She is one of the good guys, although the Big Bad wants her so he can use her power to his own ends.
  • Accelerator from To Aru Majutsu no Index is an anti-heroic version of this trope. He still calls himself a villain, though.
  • Claymores are all essentially albino, since the transformation from a human to a half-yoma mutes their eye, hair, and presumably skin tones. Their primary objective is to protect humans from yoma, so they fight the good fight in the long run. Sure, there are some Claymores that are a bit unpredictable and a little quirky, but it's not entirely some of their faults. If it wasn't for some traumatic, childhood experience and upbringing, then it's probably the Organization's fault, who have their own motives for producing this Amazon Brigade. But at least a select few warriors have taken it upon themselves to try and correct the Organization's mistakes. Or at least they try.
  • While Alzeid from Hatenkou Yuugi isn't the most heroic of characters, he's definitely not evil. It's also a plot point that he and his brother don't suffer from the health problems mentioned on the Evil Albino page.
  • Inner Moka from Rosario + Vampire is more of an Anti-Hero, although her shift from an Unscrupulous Heroine to a Knight in Sour Armor is pretty significant.
  • Akise Aru, boy detective, from Future Diary. He's certainly more heroic than most characters in the series.
  • Shiro from Deadman Wonderland starts out this way, but then it's revealed that due to a Split Personality and a Dark and Troubled Past, she is actually The Wretched Egg, responsible for killing all of Ganta's classmates and landing him in that hellhole to begin with.
    • And THEN it's revealed that she doesn't even have a split personality; she was evil all along.
  • Koko Hekmatyar from Jormungand, has bright-white hair and skin, but blue eyes. Being a arms dealer with her own private micro-army, she qualifies for the Anti-Hero variant.
  • Jo from Burst Angel is the Sociopathic Hero version of this.
  • Yūma Kuga from World Trigger.

     Comic Books  
  • The White Witch from the Legion of Super-Heroes. (Although her colouration was the result of her magical powers, she had pure white hair, chalk white skin and red eyes, so she certainly came across as an albino.)
  • La Lunatica, a psychic vampire and member of the future hero team X-Men 2099.
  • Lady Death, though she's definitely more the Anti-Hero type that qualifies as an Evil Albino. (And not even a real albino.)
  • Domino from X-Force (and other X-Men books) is described as being an albino, despite having black hair. Maybe she dyes it.
  • Silver Shadow from Dave Cockrum's Futurians, a former super-spy who now has the power to control shadows and teleport through them.
  • Elrod of Melvinbone, a parody of Elric (see Literature), occasional character in Cerebus the Aardvark. He speaks like Foghorn Leghorn and invariably, I say invariably, gets himself into trouble.
  • Sigil from Bar Sinister, who is a human/vampire bat hybrid.
  • The title character of Supreme along with his sister. Their white hair is the result of exposure to Green Rocks, though one of his villains does refer to Supreme as an albino.
  • Batwoman at least looks like an example, though it's more of an artistic choice than an actual character trait. Her skin is colored an extremely pale white (bordering on vampiric) that looks particularly striking and unusual on the page, but isn't treated as especially unusual or strange-looking In-Universe.
  • Farenheit Monahan from the Lackluster World series is an alienated albino journalist who tries to shake the rest of the world out of its consumerist slumber via some harmless vandalism.

    Film - Animated 

    Film - Live Action 
  • The eponymous character in Powder.
  • Magicien in War Witch.
  • Nuala the Elf Princess from Hellboy II
  • You can't really say he is a hero, but Noi from Noi Albinoi, an Icelandic movie, features an albino as the main character, who, while bored, is a good guy overall.
  • U-Vee from Disturbing Behavior is not exactly a hero but he's still quite a likeable character.
  • Roger Rabbit has white fur, very pale pads on his feet, and light blue eyes (light blue sclerae and blue irides). Although he also has black pupils, brown eyebrows, and an orange shock of hair on his head, and so not actually albino, it's clear his appearance was inspired by albino rabbits. However, giving him pink eyes was probably ruled out as too creepy, and would've also fit Eddie's description of the "burning red eyes" of his brother's killer, confusing the issue of Roger's guilt or innocence.
  • Pei Donglai of Detective Dee is this, albeit leaning towards Anti-Hero rather than straight hero.
  • The Albino Pirate from The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists probably counts as this. He's certainly not an Evil Albino.
  • In Me, Myself & Irene Casper is set up as an Evil Albino who murdered his entire family. As his presence on this list indicates, that isn't quite true. When Charlie and Irene ditch Casper with a flimsy excuse, it appears that Casper is going to pursue and kill them. However, at the films climax, Casper ends up saving Charlie by killing the bad guy with a lawn dart. It's later revealed that Casper lied about murdering his family because he was intimidated by Charlie who was a paranoid schizophrenic. Turns out his family just moved to Arizona. "I mean look at me, I wouldn't last two days in the sun".
  • The White Rabbit and the White Queen from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland.

    Literature 
  • Elric of Melniboné, the titular character of Michael Moorcock's The Elric Saga. As an Anti-Hero who has ancestral pacts with supernatural beings of varying morality and a sword that eats people's souls, he also qualifies as an Evil Albino.
  • Beowulf "Bey" Shaeffer, hero of several stories in Larry Niven's Known Space series, from the planet We Made It, which is populated primarily by albinistic people due to a founder effect from the original colonists. Bey has no unusual powers besides being exceptionally brave, quick-witted, and one hell of a pilot. He's also the victim of discrimination on Earth, where he isn't allowed to have children because of his "genetic flaw". He adopts instead.
  • In The Grey King, the fourth book in The Dark Is Rising. Bran, an albino boy, turns out to be The Chosen One and the son of King Arthur.
  • Bjřrn Beltř, in Tom Egeland's Norwegian novel Sirkelens Ende pre-dates but is very similar to The Da Vinci Code. Coincidentally it features an albinistic person in a positive role while the latter does the opposite.
  • Billy Raven of the Children of the Red King series is an albino orphan seeking adoption. He also fulfills the "magical powers" aspect of this trope (he can talk to animals), but then, so can all the other main characters. Billy also has a Disability Immunity: a villain named Manfred can't use his Hypnotic Eyes on Billy, who has poor eyesight related to his albinism. The author doesn't spell it out, but many albinos suffer rhythmatic nystagmus, where the eyes uncontrollably jerk back and forth from side to side, to the point where it is actually impossible to make traditional "eye contact." Billy also provides a bit of a Deconstruction of the Evil Albino archetype in the early books, where the villain manipulates him by promising to help him find an adoptive family. (It is implied that his albinism is part of the reason no one has ever adopted him.) Nevertheless he was always sympathetic and genuinely liked the heroes. (Incidentally, he winds up getting adopted after his final Heel-Face Turn.)
  • Maple White, explorer and original discoverer of the plateau in Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World is described by Professor Challenger as having some characteristics of albinism.
  • Serbitar, the noble warrior priest in David Gemmell's novel Legend.
  • In Sophie and the Albino Camel and other books by British children's author Stephen Davies, the hero is an albino camel called Chobbal. The animal experiences rejection by his own mother so is fed and nurtured by a young African boy. The albino camel has a cheerful and generous disposition.
  • Peter West, the protagonist and narrator of the novel Simple Man, is depicted as having realistic eye problems. The character is the great-grandson of a fictional early 20th century albinistic circus performer, Angelica Georgiou. It is implied in the narrative that Angelica was very beautiful, intelligent, talented and charming in her prime.
  • Older Than Print: In The Shahnameh by the great Persian poet Ferdowsi, Prince Zal is born an albino and as such, abandoned to the wilds by his father, but is taken in and raised by the wise and kind Simurgh, a magical dog-bird hybrid. He goes on to not only be a hero but the father of a hero.
  • The eponymous character in The Albino Knife, part of Steve Perry's Matador Series.
  • Aloysius X. L. Pendergast is an albinistic FBI agent from a series of novels written by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. His brother,on the other hand...
  • Dangerous Beans from Terry Pratchett's The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, as far as his people are concerned, invented ethics. He is, however, a mostly-blind pink-eyed albino rat.
  • The main character in the YA novel The Likes of Me, which is about a girl in early 20th century Oregon who happens to be both half-Chinese and an albino. She runs away from home and, among other adventures, joins the circus.
  • One story-book version of Robin Hood describes Maid Marian as an albino. She hides in Sherwood Forest with a group of outcasts because the people believed she was a witch because of her appearance, but she is firmly in the good guy's camp. Her son with Robin has white hair, as well, and the framing device for the story is a boy having a dream who also has white hair—it's implied he's their descendant.
  • Jak Lauren of the Deathlands adventure series.
  • Richard Henry Benson, of the Pulp Magazine series The Avenger has a particularly strong case of Locked into Strangeness that bleaches not only his hair but skin as well, and gives him Frozen Face. Even his irises are nearly white, giving the Avenger a truly icy appearance.
  • In a Dragonlance short story, there is an albino silver dragon. A knight thinks it is a white dragon and slays the creature.(The fact that white dragons have a cold/ice breath and silver dragons have a paralyzing breath aids the confusion. The knight realizes too late that when he couldn't move, he didn't actually feel cold.) After realizing he just slaughtered a being of pure good, the knight decides to care for the dragon's baby. Perhaps not actually a hero, but it is an albino creature that is completely good, killed because of the way she looks.
    • It could have been more confusing still, as silver dragons have a cold breath weapon as well.
  • Boo Radley from To Kill a Mockingbird, although he is often mistaken for an Evil Albino, turns out to be harmlessly ugly and a Gentle Giant. In fact he's a Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold. It's unclear whether he is genuinely albinistic or just sickly pale from being locked up his whole life.
  • The kid named "Dark" from The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness's sixth book, Ghost Hunter. He was rejected by his clan and now lives in the mountains with his albino raven, "Ark".
  • A Song of Ice and Fire
    • Ghost is an albino direwolf raised by the noble bastard Jon Snow. The story draws comparisons between Jon Snow's bastardy and Ghost's albinism: both conditions distanced them from their families and forced them to mature quicker.
    • "Bloodraven" was a Hand of the King, spymaster and Lord Commander of the Night's Watch during his lifetime, but was considered an Evil Albino for slaying his rebellious siblings and for suspected magical powers. It turns out that he's been living as a Greenseer for decades among the children of the forest and is apparently more benevolent than his reputation held.
  • Pondwader from Kathleen & Michael Gear's People Of The Lightning. Hearteningly, he does have focus issues and is short-sighted, but he's also more of a lanky albino fluffball than heroic, despite being the protagonist.
  • In Dragon's Egg, there is an albino named "Pink Eyes". He is especially notable because he belongs to a species of aliens about the size of a grain of rice, who all live on the surface of a neutron star, where even the laws of physics play out differently. Playing straight into the trope, he is a sickly outcast who eventually wins favor as a prophet. The scientific justification is that his eyes are sensitive to different wavelengths of light, so he can see some of the activities of the orbiting human research station.
  • Urthwyte the Mighty, of the Redwall novel Salamandastron. Urthwyte was portrayed as a kind and gentle badger with a special talent for forging armor.
  • The Rowan, a powerful Prime Talent (Telepathic and Telekinetic) in Anne McCaffrey's Tower and the Hive fantasy series, and central character of the first novel, The Rowan. She is depicted as very pretty, but with snow white hair. None of her five children, or (that we know) grandchildren, inherit the condition, save for one white streak at their temples.
    • Anne McCaffrey's other series, the Dragonriders of Pern books, include a nonhuman albino, the unique white dragon Ruth. Ruth is also smaller than most of his species, and his eggshell was too thick for him to successfully hatch on his own.
  • Oswald, who saves the day at the end of the Deptford Mice series.
  • In Dan Abnett's Warhammer 40,000 Gaunt's Ghosts novel Blood Pact, Kolding. To be sure, having been deeply traumatized when young, he is reluctant and eccentric, but he comes through: he's a Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold.
  • Several of the characters in the Fablehaven series, most notably Warren Burgess, lost their pigmentation (along with most of their brain functioning) after encounters with a revenant. Their minds were restored after the revenant's defeat, and their albinism was soon cured by a magic artifact.
  • Bibwit Harte, a human version of the White Rabbit, from The Looking-Glass Wars by Frank Beddor. He even has big ears to go with the "rabbit" motif. Hell, his name is an anagram of "white rabbit."
  • There's Dancy Flammarion of Caitlin R. Kiernan's Alabaster, a heroic teenage monster hunter, described by the author as being a "creepy little 'Boo Radley' albino girl."
    • Threshold makes her...much creepier, and introduces the idea that much of what she might just be a passing individual who Chase Mathews absorbed into a psychotic episode following the death of her grandparents. Because the alternative is that Dancy fought, and was eaten by, Great Cthulhu, and then subsequently spat back out again as either herself or a doped up Changeling so Chance wouldn't remember blowing away a few dozen ghouls.
  • The Fool from Robin Hobb's Farseer trilogy is one of these, a court jester with white skin and hair and colourless eyes, even if it's later revealed he's not 100% human.
  • In the Tunnels series, protagonists Will Burrows and Cal Jerome are both albino. In general, the civilization Beneath the Earth called the Colony highly values albinism, as it indicates direct descent from the albino Founders.
  • In The School Mouse by Dick King-Smith, the mouse protagonist crosses paths with an albino mouse. Initially she is terrified by him, believing him to be the ghost of her dead friend, but he actually turns out to be quite nice.
  • Blagden, the white raven from the Inheritance Cycle, turned white BECAUSE of something heroic he did—saving an elf's life in battle. Said elf gave him the ability to talk and think, which turned his feathers white as a side effect. note  In-series, though, he doesn't do much except speak in riddles and yell "Wyrda."
  • Philip of Macedonia, Amos's giant crocodile from The Kane Chronicles.
  • Any heroic Underland human in The Underland Chronicles is this by default.
  • According to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a certain demon called a nogtail can be driven away with pure white dogs, and so the Ministry of Magic keeps albino bloodhounds for this purpose. Not quite heroic (they're animals, and you can't really apply morality to them), but helpful at any rate.
  • In Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor, the main character Sunny is one of these. Arguably could be an aversion since her albinism is not a huge deal in the plot.
  • Although not a true albino, Kiki Strike has pale skin, nearly-white hair and pale eyes as a result of being poisoned as a child.
  • Evadne Stephens, Gadgeteer Genius and Action Girl in The Extraordinaires by Michael Pryor.
  • In Daphne du Maurier's Jamaica Inn, the protagonist finds refuge from her abusive, criminal and eventually murderous uncle with the local vicar, who is explicitly an albino. He gives her valuable care and advice. He turns out to be the The Chessmaster behind the crime network, to whom the uncle is The Dragon, so it is all a setup for Evil Albino.
  • Bannor of Gathering the Enchanted qualifies as this.
    • Although, at this point in the story all he's really done is go Ax-Crazy on some shooters after they killed his friends. But we're still counting him.

    Music 
  • "Snow", an albinistic psychic who achieves a messianic following, has his story told in Snow, a concept album by progressive rock band Spock's Beard.
  • Vocaloid fans often interpret Ia this way; her hair is cream colored and her skin is even lighter, her eyes are light blue, and her biggest song, Imagination Forest, has an alternate version of her with red eyes and powers living alone, afraid to make friends but genuinely good hearted. Her fandom portrayals vary from a quiet daydreamer girl to a highly intelligent but shy young woman who wants to break out of her shell. This is in sharp contrast to Sukone Tei and Mayu, who fans also consider albino but who have negative portrayals in the fandom. (Keep in mind there is no canon for Vocaloids.)

    Mythology 
  • In the Kuna tribe of Panema, albinos are revered as children of the moon. During lunar eclipses they fire arrows at the moon to defend it from a moon eating dragon.
  • Noah has been interpreted as an albino from his description in the Book of Enoch (from the Dead Sea Scrolls), where he's born with white skin and hair and considered unusual by his parents.
  • Zal, a warrior from Persian mythology.

     Tabletop Games  
  • Foresight from the Allies supplement for the Champions Tabletop Games is a heroic Hmong albino woman.
  • Madrak Ironhide from Hordes.
  • Helping an innocent young albino girl find refuge from prejudice among other human oddities is one of the sample scenarios from the Ravenloft supplement Carnival.

     Video Games  
  • Cyrus, the clone-son of Evil Albino Caulder/Stolos in Advance Wars: Days of Ruin. Same goes for Isabella/Catleia, an Opposite-Sex Clone.
  • Many of the protagonists of the Castlevania series, most prominently Alucard.
  • Celestial-blooded characters in the disputably-canon Neverwinter Nights games and the definitely non-canon fan modules almost always show up with white or silver hair, very pale skin, and golden eyes.
  • Setzer, of Final Fantasy VI, is albino, even though most of his game sprites just give him light caucasian skin. If you've seen his original character designs, though, it's definitely white. For Kingdom Hearts, they redesigned his character and made him a non-albino, though.
  • The Echani as a species in Knights of the Old Republic all have pale skin, silver-white hair, and silver eyes. They're members in good standing of the Republic, and are generally extremely loyal.
  • Deus Ex's J.C. Denton can be an albino, but his appearance is semi-customizable anyway.
  • Kevin Smith, the silent, knife wielding assassin with the power to become invisible at will. One of the seven Smith personalities you control in Suda51's Killer7.
  • Haseo from the video games .hack//G.U. has white hair and red eyes and is the hero.
    • In the non-canon manga adaptation of said games we see the character behind Haseo, Ryou Misaki who looks strikingly like his avatar Haseo. Which means in the manga continuity he's albino in real life as well.
      • Actually, Ryou has light brown hair. Although he does have red eyes. We think.
      • He could still be albino. Real ones can have brown hair depending on the type.
  • From Cave Story, Curly Brace and the player. Sort of. They're both Ridiculously Human Robots with completely white skin (and in Curly's case, blond hair).
  • While not stated as an albino outright, Loue definitely applies to the trope, as he's a vampire.
  • Dr Strangelove in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is albino, but all this gives her is the high sensitivity to sunlight that led to her playing outside at night when she was a child, leading to her fascination with space.
  • The Ralts line from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, despite having green hair, actually all have pale, white skin, and large red eyes (Ralts' are less obvious because its eyes are constantly covered by its hair).
  • The Necromancer in Diablo II is at first glance one of those magical albinos, but TPTB suggest that he gained his pale skin and bleached hair from years of studying in tombs, crypts, and other dark and sickly places. Or maybe getting scared silly is an occupational hazard.
  • Ranger Ghost from Fallout: New Vegas is not very friendly, but still shows concern about what happened to Nipton and is sympathetic to the people of the Mojave
  • In the original Fable, choosing the good path for your character results in a very white, glowing hero. Certainly notable.
  • Sabitsuki, in .flow.
  • Chipp Zanuff from Guilty Gear. Though he started out as a drug addict and common criminal, he learned the ways of justice from his ninja master and by the time of the latest game is a certified good guy. As a bonus, he is the second non-Asian character in the series to be able to use ki magic.

     Web Animation  
  • Cielle from Broken Saints, while somewhat unsettling at first, is very definitely a positive character.

    Webcomics 
  • Sleet from Dark Wings is the only known wyvern who is actively good, the others all being either Veslian Elite Mooks or else squirreled away in their hidden colonies.
  • Abbey, the Anti-Hero protagonist of Gnoph.
  • The neighbour from Flaky Pastry.
  • Lucy from Bittersweet Candy Bowl. As an albino cat, she is completely white with blue eyes.
  • Angels in Slightly Damned may count. They're naturally very pale and have white hair. One in particular is one of the main characters. Kieri Suizahn. kee-AIR-ee sue-EE-zahn
  • Paul from the EarthBound webcomic Earthfelt applies to this, but he dyes his hair black.
  • Homestuck's Derse-dreamer protagonist family contains some very odd eye colors—red (Dave), lavender (Rose), pink (Roxy), and amber (Dirk). Combined with the fact they're all drawn with white hair note , this leads to a very common fan interpretation of albinism (especially with Dave and Roxy). This has been endorsed by the creator as at least a reasonable deduction from the facts, if not exclusive canon.
  • Eugene Clockman from Cometh The Hour. Although, it can also be subverted considering his spilt personality disorder.
  • Eniko Maragos from Holystone. She's odd and impulsive, but also a warm-hearted ruler and mother.
  • Mori of The Dragon Doctors was attacked by a strange metafictional demon that kills you by devouring the story of your life. This took the form of it asking her questions about her past and erasing her memory of the answer; when it got to "what ethnicity are you?" she couldn't answer and all the color was drained from her body, leaving her the color of paper. It seems to be permanent, too.

     Web Original  

     Western Animation  


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