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01:17:41 PM Feb 7th 2012
edited by Mikumo2
Just to make the point clear (as the original writer of this page), Shiny Midnight Black is a trope refering majoritally to colour (as in hair colour or the colour of an object or animal). It is meant to represent hair colour that is darker than a brunette (hence why its described as a step beyond Brunette in the description summary) specifically black coloured hair, regardless of whether it is natural or fake. There wasn't a trope on the wiki specifically for BLACK hair as opposed to BROWN and the Brainy Brunette description tended to describe a personality rather than colour unlike examples for RED hair and BLONDE hair (the latter even has a sub-page for White-blonde hair) Shiny Midnight Black as a trope is a common description for romantic interests in some novel genres though there its often referred to as something else, such as JET-BLACK, RAVEN-BLACK, GLOSSY-BLACK, BLUE-BLACK, PURPLE-BLACK etc. Hence why hair described as jet-black, raven etc all come under this trope. The point being remarked on is the richness of a particular hue/shade of black hair, often accompanied by a description of blue highlights, though this is sometimes not always the case. Aloofness of character, intelligence level etc are all secondary characteristics to what is a trope primarily focused on describing a shade of hair colour. When focusing SPECIFICALLY on the character type that Shiny Midnight Black tends to be associated with; the trope is Tall Darkand Bishoujo / Tall, Dark, and Handsome / Tall, Dark, and Snarky. When focusing SPECIFICALLY on the physical attributes often paired with Shiny Midnight Black, then the trope is Raven Hair, Ivory Skin, or in subversions of the trope Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette.

I hope this has made things a bit clearer.

If preferred I can split the page into a general page for Black Hair as a superlative trope for all hair colours darker than brown and have Shiny Midnight Black as its own subpage (for black hair specifically looking blue in some lightings). I was going to propose in YKTTW a new trope called "Shade Indicates Character" in which the tendency in some literature to have characters with hair of mixed hues (i.e. strawberry-blonde, ginger, auburn, etc) given traits that often contrast with traditional depictions of people with either one of the hair colours that the mixed hue contains.
03:08:24 PM Nov 22nd 2011
Does anybody agree that an image with more emphasis on the hair is more appropriate? Will come up with some suggestions.
01:12:13 PM Aug 2nd 2011
I'm not seeing any blue in most of the Real Life examples.. Are you sure they count?
11:09:21 AM Sep 2nd 2011
They all do, its just that the effect is only noticeable under certain lighting. Unless you meet the people up close you just have to take the word for it. For the most part most people with black hair will have bluish highlights under the right lighting conditions.
02:14:14 PM Sep 29th 2010
edited by rrw
01:11:46 PM Aug 2nd 2011
edited by Pichukun
06:19:41 AM Jun 23rd 2010
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