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* The elvish queen in ''Literature/TheArtsOfDarkAndLight'' wears a long white gown, and makes a mysterious, striking impression. Together with her pallor, light hair, serenity and classical beauty, she reminds protagonist Marcus of some impossibly perfect statue of the ancient heathen gods somehow come to life.


* The ghost of Rosa appears as this in the second season of ''Series/AltaMar.''

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* The ghost of Rosa appears as in this in the second season of ''Series/AltaMar.'''' [[spoiler: Deliberately invoked by Cassandra as part of her revenge plan.]]

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* The ghost of Rosa appears as this in the second season of ''Series/AltaMar.''


* La Llorona, a Mexican myth about a crying ghost, is also called this. Just about every Spanish-speaking country has mythology related to La Llorona, even Spain. Generally speaking, though, the story is usually the same: she was a beautiful young mistress who tried to permanently win the heart of the man she loved by [[OffingTheOffspring drowning her own children]] because she knew he wasn't all that fond of kids. It wasn't until he called her out on it that she [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realized how horrifying her actions were]] and promptly drowned herself in an effort to find her children. Naturally, she's a ghost said to haunt riversides calling for her children.

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* La Llorona, a Mexican myth about a crying ghost, is also called this. Just about every Spanish-speaking country has mythology related to La Llorona, even Spain. Generally speaking, though, the story is usually the same: she was a beautiful young mistress who tried to permanently win the heart of the man she loved by [[OffingTheOffspring drowning her own children]] because she knew [[SingleParentsAreUndesirable he wasn't all that fond of kids.kids]]. It wasn't until he called her out on it that she [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realized how horrifying her actions were]] and promptly drowned herself in an effort to find her children. Naturally, she's a ghost said to haunt riversides calling for her children.

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* In ''Film/CurseOfTheUndead'', the blonde Delores--who is being fed upon by the vapire Drake Robey--is clad I a flowing white nightgown when she responds to Robey's mental summons and sleepwalks into the garden.


** In chapter 60 of the sequel, Jean and [[spoiler: Maddie]] appear in Harry's mindscape wearing pure white dresses (their psychic forms having previously merged into a pure white gestalt), emphasising both their [[PsychicPowers unearthly nature]] and purity. Here, they're unambiguously benevolent, doing their best to help heal Harry.

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** In the ''Of Dungeons and Dragons'' arc of the sequel, one of the [[EnthrallingSiren Undines]] appears in this form. Considering that Undines like luring people to their deaths by drowning, Harry is careful not to be taken in - though he doesn't miss that the entity in question at least appears to be an attractive young woman in [[SexySoakedShirt a wet dress]] that's implied to be VaporWear.
** In chapter 60 of the sequel, Jean and [[spoiler: Maddie]] appear in Harry's mindscape wearing pure white dresses (their psychic forms having previously merged into a pure white gestalt), emphasising both their [[PsychicPowers unearthly nature]] and purity. Here, they're unambiguously benevolent, doing their best to help heal Harry.
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* After her death in ''New X-Men'', ComicBook/JeanGrey ended up [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascending]] to the White Hot Room as the White Phoenix of the Crown, doing things like repairing galaxies. During that time, she usually appeared in a white dress or [[WhiteAndGoldAreDivine white and gold]] variation on the Phoenix suit (this was actually the original design for the Phoenix costume, until it was realised that the printing standards of the time just meant that text and colour on the other side of the page would be seen through it).



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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has [[spoiler: Lily Potter]], the White Phoenix of the Crown a.k.a. Destruction of the Endless, appear in a white dress with a golden sash and Phoenix emblem when she turns up.
** In chapter 60 of the sequel, Jean and [[spoiler: Maddie]] appear in Harry's mindscape wearing pure white dresses (their psychic forms having previously merged into a pure white gestalt), emphasising both their [[PsychicPowers unearthly nature]] and purity. Here, they're unambiguously benevolent, doing their best to help heal Harry.

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* In Bohemia, there's the legend of the [[http://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%ADl%C3%A1_pan%C3%AD White Lady]], the ghost of [[http://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perchta_z_Ro%C5%BEmberka Perchta of Ro×mberk]].

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* In Bohemia, there's the legend of the [[http://cs.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%ADl%C3%A1_pan%C3%AD org/wiki/White_Lady White Lady]], the ghost of [[http://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perchta_z_Ro%C5%BEmberka Perchta of Ro×mberk]].

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* In ''Theatre/DeathNoteTheMusical'', Rem [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/deathnote/images/9/92/Musical_Korean_2017_Rem.jpg wears white robes]]. She's a {{Shinigami}}.


* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Rukia Kuchiki's Zanpakutou, Sode no Shirayuki, is a pure white blade and possesses powers over snow and ice. Rukia's sword and power is based on the legend of the yuki-onna, the ghostly 'snow woman'. Her Bankai activation transforms her into the snow-woman of legend: her hair becomes white, her skin icy and her dress snow-white. The world around her transforms into one of snow and ice, and she becomes a detached, mystical being that is possessed of an otherworldly beauty. In anime filler, her Zanpakuto Spirit is introduced long before her Bankai reveal and acts as foreshadowing: the spirit is a woman with white hair, very pale skin and a snow-white kimono; she is quiet, well-mannered even when rebelling, is portrayed in a detached, mystical manner, and also possessed of an otherworldly beauty. Any female [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Arrancar]] who wears a white dress or robe would also qualify.

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Rukia Kuchiki's Zanpakutou, Sode no Shirayuki, is a pure white blade and possesses powers over snow and ice. Rukia's sword and power is based on the legend of the yuki-onna, the ghostly 'snow woman'. Her Bankai activation transforms her into the snow-woman of legend: her hair becomes white, her skin icy and her dress snow-white. The world around her transforms into one of snow and ice, and she becomes a detached, mystical being that is possessed of by an otherworldly beauty. In anime filler, her Zanpakuto Spirit is introduced long before her Bankai reveal and acts as foreshadowing: the spirit is a woman with white hair, very pale skin and a snow-white kimono; she is quiet, well-mannered even when rebelling, is portrayed in a detached, mystical manner, and also possessed of by an otherworldly beauty. Any female [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Arrancar]] who wears a white dress or robe would also qualify.



** In several openings and endings of the anime, however, Ran is seen wearing white dresses and playing the strope straight.

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** In several openings and endings of the anime, however, Ran is seen wearing white dresses and playing the strope trope straight.



* In ''Manga/PeacemakerKurogane'', although male, [[UsefulNotes/TheShinsengumi Okita Souji]] plays the woman in white when out-of-uniform, using [[UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns feminine speech patterns]] and invoking the innocence aspect of white with his cute pet pig and a fondness for sweets and playing with children. Of course, to those who know him it's a double-entendre of sorts, with the death-and-mourning aspects of white evoking his deadliness as a swordsman.
* ''Anime/PrincessTutu'': The Wili Maiden, the ghost of a woman who [[DrivenToSuicide committed suicide]] and now tries to bring young men into the afterlife, dresses in an all-white tutu with white tights. Of course, she's based on a character from a ballet which shares the name of the episode--"Giselle".

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* In ''Manga/PeacemakerKurogane'', although male, [[UsefulNotes/TheShinsengumi Okita Souji]] plays the woman in white when out-of-uniform, using [[UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns feminine speech patterns]] and invoking the innocence aspect of white with his cute pet pig and a fondness for sweets and playing with children. Of course, to those who know him him, it's a double-entendre of sorts, with the death-and-mourning aspects of white evoking his deadliness as a swordsman.
* ''Anime/PrincessTutu'': The Wili Maiden, the ghost of a woman who [[DrivenToSuicide committed suicide]] and now tries to bring young men into the afterlife, dresses in an all-white tutu with white tights. Of course, she's based on a character from a ballet which that shares the name of the episode--"Giselle".



* The Forest Spirit in ''Film/ThroneOfBlood'', who looks like an old woman dressed in white but is possibly a {{Youkai}}. She offers Washizu some eerily accurate prohecies that tempt him into evil but ultimately lead to his downfall, so she is simultaneously helpful but with suspect motivations.

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* The Forest Spirit in ''Film/ThroneOfBlood'', who looks like an old woman dressed in white but is possibly a {{Youkai}}. She offers Washizu some eerily accurate prohecies prophecies that tempt him into evil but ultimately lead to his downfall, so she is simultaneously helpful but with suspect motivations.



* ''Film/TheWailing'': While investigating a crime scene, Officer Jong-goo meets a strange woman wearing a white robe who throws rocks at him and tell him that the strange Japanese man living alone in the woods is the culprit, before disappearing. [[spoiler:She turns out to be some kind of local deity trying to protect the village against the stranger, who might be TheDevil himself, to no avail.]]

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* ''Film/TheWailing'': While investigating a crime scene, Officer Jong-goo meets a strange woman wearing a white robe who throws rocks at him and tell tells him that the strange Japanese man living alone in the woods is the culprit, before disappearing. [[spoiler:She turns out to be some kind of local deity trying to protect the village against the stranger, who might be TheDevil himself, to no avail.]]



* There is another myth about white dressed women, it's about the Mulher de Branco (it means exactly the trope name), in Brazilian North / Northeast. She is the ghost of a bride that died (mostly killed) before entering the church to marry, and now, searches for her groom near the place she died, usually in a dark, creepy forest. If she finds a man she thinks is like her groom, she takes him to the world of dead with her... Unless said man runs like hell, which they promptly do.

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* There is another myth about white dressed white-dressed women, it's about the Mulher de Branco (it means exactly the trope name), in Brazilian North / Northeast. She is the ghost of a bride that died (mostly killed) before entering the church to marry, and now, searches for her groom near the place she died, usually in a dark, creepy forest. If she finds a man she thinks is like her groom, she takes him to the world of dead with her... Unless said man runs like hell, which they promptly do.



* Sally Bones from ''Literature/VarjakPaw'' is a cat version of this trope. She's completely white furred, very mysterious, and everyone is utterly afraid of her.

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* Sally Bones from ''Literature/VarjakPaw'' is a cat version of this trope. She's completely white furred, white-furred, very mysterious, and everyone is utterly afraid of her.



* Music/AkikoShikata poses in a white dress in most of her album covers. Quite fitting for the atmosphere of said albums, where there are a lot of songs about nature and magic. On the cover of ''Turaida'' she even holds a white instrument.

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* Music/AkikoShikata poses in a white dress in most of her album covers. Quite fitting for the atmosphere of said albums, where there are a lot of songs about nature and magic. On the cover of ''Turaida'' ''Turaida'', she even holds a white instrument.



** The narrator of "Ocean Soul" is a lonely, [[EmotionlessGirl detached]] BrokenBird. She is obsessed with beauty and the sea, hears angels whispering and dresses in white.

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** The narrator of "Ocean Soul" is a lonely, [[EmotionlessGirl detached]] BrokenBird. She is obsessed with beauty and the sea, hears angels whispering whispering, and dresses in white.



* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', the Geisterdamen (German for "ghost maiden") are a race of female monsters (it's not mentioned how they reproduce) who are entirely white, including hair, skin and clothing.

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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', the Geisterdamen (German for "ghost maiden") are a race of female monsters (it's not mentioned how they reproduce) who are entirely white, including hair, skin skin, and clothing.



* In ''Webcomic/{{Rhapsodies}}'', Deidre the {{psychopomp}} dresses in all white outfits when on duty.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Rhapsodies}}'', Deidre the {{psychopomp}} dresses in all white all-white outfits when on duty.


** The narrator of "Ocean Soul" is lonely, [[EmotionlessGirl detached]], and {{broken|bird}}, obsessed with beauty and the sea, hears angels whispering and dresses in white.

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** The narrator of "Ocean Soul" is a lonely, [[EmotionlessGirl detached]], and {{broken|bird}}, detached]] BrokenBird. She is obsessed with beauty and the sea, hears angels whispering and dresses in white.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/FrozenII'', Elsa gains a pure white gown upon entering Ahtohallan and [[spoiler:becoming more in touch with her powers and nature as part of the fifth spirit.]]
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* The narrator of "Ocean Soul" by Music/{{Nightwish}} is lonely, [[EmotionlessGirl detached]], and {{broken|bird}}, obsessed with beauty and the sea, hears angels whispering and dresses in white.

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** Tarja in the "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpehI7qHRZE Sleeping Sun]]" video is depicted as an angel walking through a battlefield of dead soldiers leading the fallen to eternal life while soldiers from various eras (portrayed by the other band members) follow her.
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The narrator of "Ocean Soul" by Music/{{Nightwish}} is lonely, [[EmotionlessGirl detached]], and {{broken|bird}}, obsessed with beauty and the sea, hears angels whispering and dresses in white.

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* The narrator of "Ocean Soul" by Music/{{Nightwish}} is lonely, [[EmotionlessGirl detached]], and {{broken|bird}}, obsessed with beauty and the sea, hears angels whispering and dresses in white.


This figure is either metaphorically or literally dead, dressed in [[UndeathlyPallor pale clothing]] that marks them as having one foot on the [[SpiritWorld Other Side]]. While this character is rarely a classical ghost (see CuteGhostGirl or BedsheetGhost for more typical ghost depictions), they are symbolically associated with death, often being [[GloryDays stuck in the past]]. It may be [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane difficult to determine if they are dead or alive]], or if they are [[AmbiguouslyHuman human or spirit]]. Despite LightIsGood, these ethereal characters may tend towards a more [[GreyAndGrayMorality ambiguous morality]].

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This figure is either metaphorically or literally dead, dressed in [[UndeathlyPallor pale clothing]] that marks them as having one foot on the [[SpiritWorld Other Side]]. While this character is rarely a classical ghost (see CuteGhostGirl or BedsheetGhost for more typical ghost depictions), they are symbolically associated with death, often being [[GloryDays stuck in the past]]. It may be [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane difficult to determine if they are dead or alive]], or if they are [[AmbiguouslyHuman human or spirit]]. Despite LightIsGood, these ethereal characters may tend towards a more [[GreyAndGrayMorality ambiguous morality]]. \n If the dress is stained with blood, [[WhiteAndRedAndEerieAllOver better watch out]].


* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Rukia Kuchiki's Zanpakutou, Sode no Shirayuki, is a pure white blade and possesses powers over snow and ice. Rukia's sword and power is based on the legend of the yuki-onna, the ghostly 'snow woman'. Her Bankai activation transforms her into the snow-woman of legend: her hair becomes white, her skin icy and her dress snow-white. The world around her transforms into one of snow and ice, and she becomes a detached, mystical being that is possessed of an otherworldly beauty. In anime filler, her Zanpakuto Spirit is introduced long before her Bankai reveal and acts as foreshadowing: the spirit is a woman with white hair, very pale skin and a snow-white kimono; she is quiet, well-mannered even when rebelling, is portrayed in a detached, mystical manner, and also possessed of an otherworldly beauty.

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Rukia Kuchiki's Zanpakutou, Sode no Shirayuki, is a pure white blade and possesses powers over snow and ice. Rukia's sword and power is based on the legend of the yuki-onna, the ghostly 'snow woman'. Her Bankai activation transforms her into the snow-woman of legend: her hair becomes white, her skin icy and her dress snow-white. The world around her transforms into one of snow and ice, and she becomes a detached, mystical being that is possessed of an otherworldly beauty. In anime filler, her Zanpakuto Spirit is introduced long before her Bankai reveal and acts as foreshadowing: the spirit is a woman with white hair, very pale skin and a snow-white kimono; she is quiet, well-mannered even when rebelling, is portrayed in a detached, mystical manner, and also possessed of an otherworldly beauty. Any female [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Arrancar]] who wears a white dress or robe would also qualify.

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