Mystical or otherworldly does not have to be magical or supernatural, and the new description specifically refers to its existence in science fiction.
... That's odd. I could've sworn the description looked more unclear on that the last time I looked at it.
EDIT: Drat, something's messing the display of the bullets list for the combined Final Fantasy entry. Anyone have any advice?
edited 3rd Jul '13 3:14:32 AM by MarqFJA
Where there is Distress, therein lies a Story. Where there is a Story, therein lies a Will. Where there is a Will, therein lies a Soul.
Geez. Pretty much every folder on this page needs to be alphabetized. And some Zero Context Examples and "White hair and Pretty" examples need commenting out. I got the Anime And Manga section done. Going to take a crack at some other sections later. I wouldn't mind some help though.
There's one aspect we didn't address: the fact that a work with You Gotta Have Blue Hair almost certainly discredits this trope, the way it discredits Significant Green-Eyed Redhead. Having white hair when similar characters have green, purple, blue, pink and so on hair is unlikely to indicate anything, unless perhaps the character is also a Mystical Waif.
I wouldn't say that. Unnatural hair colors have certain associations with them. Pink tends to indicate passion and vitality, purple is dignity and aloofness, blue is calm or shy, etc. White, in this case, frequently means either that the character is mystic in some way or evil.
True....and white hair definitely has that mystical connotation in Japan. I suppose its just easy for someone to attempt to assign a mystical trait to a girl with white hair in an anime, where a character is much more likely to have white hair and not fit the trope. That would be plain misuse, though.
That's where having good context comes in. How do we tell that this character with white hair is mystical and this character with blue hair is shy? I think the only hair color tropes we have for anime is for blue and white hair (and rose but that one's unclear). Maybe should have more.
I finally managed to finish all of White-Haired Pretty Girl's wicks. Since there doesn't appear to be anything else to do, I'll holler for a lock.
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Alternative Titles: White Haired Pretty Girl
21st Jun '13 9:36:55 PM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.