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1[[quoteright:350:[[ComicBook/ArchieComics]]]] ˛[[caption-width-right:350:Comic reprints often change colors. Either that, or Veronica heard that a red dress with [[PrettyInMink a white fur wrap]] is so last century.]]˛->''All adown her back floated tresses of ruddy gold, with a slender jeweled circlet confining them at brow.''˛-->-- Ozma as described in ''Literature/TheMarvelousLandOfOz'' by Creator/LFrankBaum˛˛->''The diminutive brown-haired Princess was act-ually commanding him to give up his slaves.''˛-->-- Ozma as described in ''Speedy in Oz'' by Ruth Plumly Thompson ˛˛Sometimes, characters' colors aren't consistent from one moment to the next, whether it's a very notable miscoloration in one panel, or consistently recolored across an entire issue. It's typically small details, such as eye color, but more major details, like hair color or costume colors, can be changed too.˛˛It may be due to [[DependingOnTheArtist various artists]]. Maybe publishing issues. Maybe they're retconning or deliberately redesigning an outfit from here on out. Maybe [[CreatorsApathy they didn't care]].˛˛If it's actually supposed to be changing InUniverse, it also be due to things like dyes, different lighting in different environment, magic illusions, or shapeshifting, or some other explanation.˛˛This is particularly prevalent in comics, including [[ComicBooks western comic books]], {{newspaper comics}}, {{manga}} and {{webcomics}}, but can happen with other media as well. Is frequently due to [[DependingOnTheArtist different artists]] but can also be [[ArtEvolution due to retcons]] or just the artist being OffModel.˛˛Compare to DependingOnTheArtist, AdaptationDyeJob, EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference, HairColorDissonance, UnreliableIllustrator. Supertrope to SuddenEyeColor. Not to be confused with EyeColourChange, which is where a character's eyes legitimately change color as part of the story. ˛˛----˛!!Examples:˛˛[[foldercontrol]]˛˛[[folder:Anime & Manga]]˛* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Rangiku Matsumoto's hair varies between ginger and blonde.˛* ''Manga/WanderingSon'':˛** Early on the characters rarely had a stationary color in colored artwork; even within the same volume would the colors change. Eventually the manga decided on certain colors for certain characters, such as Takatsuki having black hair instead of brown as originally depicted. However other colors, such as the exact shade of Nitori's brown hair, still changed between colored artwork until the very end.˛** The middle school uniforms have a very inconsistent coloring. The manga depicts the gakuran as varying shades of pastel colors, however the in-manga shading imply this is simply artistic license and that they're a normal black. The anime went with that interpretation.˛* ''Manga/{{XxxHolic}}'' have Yuuko's and Watanuki's eyes, which have been just about every color of the spectrum.˛* Kamui from ''Manga/{{X1999}}'', whose eyes have been blue, green, and purple in various pieces of artwork.˛* The mangaka of ''Manga/MiracleGirls'' justifies this, saying that the different colors were caused by problems made during the publishing process. The main twins hair would change between varying tones of near white, blonde, and brown depending on the cover. Their official tone was a dark brown, which the anime uses.˛* The colored art for ''Manga/SangatsuNoLion'' portray the Kawamoto sisters with either black hair or brunette hair. Typically, the more detailed pieces, like the ones used for volume covers, will use brunette.˛* While the covers of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' usually consistently show Male Ranma with black hair ([[HairColorDissonance though the highlight color may vary]]), Female Ranma's hair bounces off between black, brown, red, pink, purple, and blue.˛* ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'':˛** Ino from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has been depicted with both blue eyes and green eyes in the manga, though she's usually green eyed. The anime uses blue.˛** Boruto has purple eyes in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' but blue elsewhere. ˛** Konohamaru's had BlackBeadEyes, then brown eyes, and finally blue eyes. ˛** In chapter 500 Mirai has reddish-brown eyes. In ''Naruto'' she has either brown eyes or red eyes. In the ''Manga/{{Boruto}}'' anime she has red eyes.˛* In ''Anime/SherlockHound'', Moriarty's minion Smiley is green in the six episodes directed by Creator/HayaoMiyazaki, and brown in the other twenty episodes.˛* Aiko from ''Manga/GoodnightPunpun'' has been depicted with brown hair, red hair, and even teal hair. Her official color is a dark brown.˛* Shouko from ''Manga/ASilentVoice'' is frequently depicted in colored artwork with a near ''pink'' tone of hair. Canonically she has a dark brown hair but few artworks use the tone. The animated movie gives her reddish hair.˛* Triela from ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' is a DarkSkinnedBlonde however her skin tone is shaded in different ways. Early chapters often made her as light as the white characters, however later ones tend to shade her darker.˛* The pilot of ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'' had a few shots where Optimus Prime's head had noticeably different coloring than what was used for the remainder of the series.˛* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'':˛** Chibiusa's friend Momoko had brown hair in the ''R'' and ''S'' seasons but switched to purple hair in ''[=SuperS=]''. In the manga she has pink hair.˛** The hair color Usagi's mom switches between pink and blue in the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]]. The first chapter depicted her with light brown hair. The [[Anime/SailorMoon 90s anime]] depicted her with dark blue hair while ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' originally opted for light purple in season 1 before also switching her to dark blue.˛** Rei's hair color in the [[Anime/SailorMoon 1990s anime]] changes depending on the episode. It's usually plain black but sometimes it's red-tinted and other times it's outright purple.˛* ''Manga/DragonBall'':˛** Creator Akira Toriyama was famously kind of a lazy artist that tended to procrastinate a lot, and one of his quirks included never bothering to remember what color exactly anything was supposed to be, which occasionally led to minor to major inconsistencies.˛** Karin (Korin in dubs), the magical cat, is a different color anytime he appears on a cover, to accent his strangeness. In the anime adaptations, however, he's a consistent white.˛** In the original version of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Vegeta and Nappa infamously have [[ completely different color schemes]] in their first few appearances: Nappa's armor is black and brown, instead of dark blue and yellow. Vegeta has brown hair, green and orange armor, and orange boots and gloves instead of black hair, white and yellow armor, and white boots and gloves. This is because the manga hadn't showed them in color yet, and the anime pulled an accidental AdaptationDyeJob which later reversed. ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' changes the colors for Vegeta to match his later palette, but oddly didn't bother for Nappa.˛* {{Exaggerated|Trope}} in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', as part of its general... [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs bizarreness]]. Whenever color is used (most notably in the anime adaptation), characters are known to change color schemes multiple times ''[[ArtShift within the same scene]]'', usually but not always for dramatic emphasis.˛* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':˛** Tracey either has black hair or black hair with heavy green tints.˛** The switch to computer animation in late Johto caused this for several characters. For example, James' hair is either indigo, blue, or purple while Jessie's is either red, magenta, or purplish.˛** Misty's eye color has changed between blue and green many times. Since the switch to computer animation she usually is depicted as green eyed.˛* Hori's hair in ''Manga/{{Horimiya}}'' ranges from light auburn to a very dark brown in the original webcomic and official artwork. Confusingly, the manga makes it look like she has blonde hair since it doesn't have any screentone (and other characters with canonically lighter hair do).˛* ''Manga/YuGiOh'' and ''Anime/YuGiOh'':˛** Dark Yugi (Yami Yugi): His eye color varies between art. In the Toei anime the color was red, which changed to purple in the second series. They've also been [[ green]], orange, brown, and blue, but it seems [[ red]] [[ is]] [[ his]] [[ most]] [[ standard]] [[ color]] in his official arts.˛** Ryo Bakura (Bakura Ryou): His eye color (and hair color) is ''never'' consistent across adaptations. They're blue or turquoise in the manga, green in the Toei anime, blue, purple or silver in the video games, brown in the second-series anime, and magenta red in ''The Darkside of Dimensions''.˛** Dark Bakura (Yami Bakura): His eye color changes across adaptations, from purple in the manga and Toei anime to brown in the second series anime. They've also been turquoise in cover art, varying shades of purple and pink in the video games, and are blood-red in ''VideoGame/YuGiOhDuelLinks''.˛* ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'': ˛** Crystal either has brown hair or blue hair. Her original jacket is either white or pink. ˛** Yellow's eye colour has changed from BlackBeadEyes to a range of brownish shades.˛* ''Anime/TweenyWitches'': ˛** Arusu's eyes are either reddish-orange or [[SupernaturalGoldEyes gold]], depending on the scene.˛** Atelia's eyes are either grey, green or blue depending on the scene.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Asian Animation]]˛* In the ''Animation/SimpleSamosa'' episode "Carnival Chaos", the pink-colored Sher Singh, who runs the carnival, appears in yellow a couple of times with no explanation.˛[[/folder]]˛ ˛[[folder:Comic Books]]˛* In Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk's first appearance he's gray; then from the 2nd issue on he's green (and [[{{retcon}} is shown to be green]] in {{Flash Back}}s to the first issue). Much later it's re-retconned back to him being gray at first.˛* Triumph, in DC's ''Trinity'' miniseries, was drawn with at least four different hair colors... and they weren't similar. He started out blue, popped up with red and brown, and finally ended back where belonged at blonde.˛* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'': ˛** ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' had problems with eye colors in the ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' arc. Porker Lewis' eyes changed from brown to blue and back. Everyone with BlackBeadEyes before [[SuddenEyeColour switched to colored eyes]] in the ''Sonic Adventure'' arc.˛** ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'':˛*** Characters in the comic originally had BlackBeadEyes that would sometimes appear colored, however the colors weren't consistent. Eventually the ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' era created an excuse to give Sonic green eyes, while everyone else was just assumed to have always looked that way. Their colors stayed stationary since then.˛*** Amy had violet eyes at the beginning of the ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' arc instead of her normal green.˛* Before he got his own comic, Midnighter's hair color frequently changed. This was because he was so rarely seen without his cowl that colorists never settled on a consensus. It was eventually explained as him constantly dyeing it different colors.˛* In her introduction, Storm from the ''ComicBook/XMen'' had blue eyes when not using her powers. This was mostly kept up about a decade after her introduction, but in comics post 2000, it isn't terribly uncommon to see her drawn with brown eyes.˛* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s debut in Detective Comics #27 saw him wearing short purple gloves instead of the long black or blue gloves with the three blades on the sides. Then there's the fact that his cowl, cape, gloves, boots and UnderwearOfPower are alternately colored black or blue.˛* While Tim Drake's eyes are canonically blue in his early appearances, including the entirety of the ''[[ComicBook/RobinSeries Robin 80-Page Giant]]'', he was occasionally given brown eyes by artists before his appearance was settled. ˛* ComicBook/BlackCanary is naturally black haired except when some artists mistake her for a natural blonde. The New 52 even {{retcon}}ned her into a blonde before later going back on that.˛* [[ComicBook/{{Impulse}} Bart Allen]] switches between brown, red, and auburn hair.˛* In his first published appearance, [[ComicBook/{{New Gods}} Orion]]'s costume is red with purple trunks, boots and gloves -- and his helmet is purpleish, too. When the original 11 issues were reprinted in semi-digest format on higher-quality paper, the purple became blue and the helmet became a shining metal that looked a lot like polished or stainless steel. That colour scheme has been used ever since, even forming the basis for a couple of costume redesigns.˛* The cover of ''Comicbook/TheBeano Book 1965'' shows Minnie the Minx and Little Plum blowing up a Biffo balloon. Minnie's jersey is red and ''yellow'' hoops, rather than the red and black the character is now associated with. But at the time, she'd have mostly been appearing in black and white or duotone, so the colour of the hoops was somewhat up for grabs.˛* DC is inconsistent on whether [[ComicBook/{{Oracle}} Barbara Gordon]] has green or blue eyes. She's most frequently depicted with blue eyes.˛* ''ComicBook/StarWarsKanan'': Whether it's a problem of coloring or of attributing speech bubbles to the wrong characters Commander Grey and Captain Styles are occasionally depicted wearing each other's armor, which is rather confusing given that the differences in the way they've painted their armor is the only way to tell clone troopers in Billaba's battalion apart during missions as their armor is all concealing and identical otherwise.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Comic Strips]]˛* Since most NewspaperComics are printed in black and white, this trope can happen if a colored version is available. This can be seen in ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'', where the house interior and appliances are not defined color-wise. Even Jon's outfit changes colors sometimes.˛* In some ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' color Sunday strips, Charlie Brown's trademark yellow shirt is a dark red, or green, or something else.˛* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'':˛** In black and white daily strips, the point is lost that Asok the intern is meant to be Asian. He looks "white" as his face and hands are rendered in the same pale tones as Dilbert, Wally or Alice. However, in the color weekend strips, it is clear that his ethnicity is different. Owing to the limitations of monochrome publishing, this has effectively become an unintended version of this trope -- Asok is white on weekdays and Asian at the weekend. ˛** The colorized weekday comics from the official site are quite inconsistent about Ratbert's color. His official color is apparently orange, but he's been also colored [[ yellow]] or [[ gray]]. Bob the Dinosaur is almost always green (although the exact shade varies, as does the color of his belly and back ridges), but in at least one instance he became [[ purple]].˛** In one of the books of collected strips, Scott Adams points out that ''he'' didn't pick the colors for the Sunday strips; it was done by someone at the syndicate, and "they pick the worst times to add diversity to the cast." This was the annotation for a strip where the colorist made a bit character a "person of color" ... in the strip where he's stealing from the other workers.˛* Because ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom'' started out in black-and-white dailies, his costume has appeared in a wide variety of colors in international reprints. In the early strips, dialogue occasionally referred to his costume as being gray. When the strip expanded into color Sunday strips, it was depicted as grayish-purple (which may have been an attempt to depict it as gray where the color registration went wonky). After a while, it was acknowledged in-text that the costume was purple. Even now, it's depicted in a wide variety of shades, from dark purple to a bright almost-blue.˛* In WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck's earliest comic strip appearances, his feathers were yellow instead of white.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Fan Works]]˛* The fan-comic sequel to ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'', ''Webcomic/SonicTheComicOnline'', isn't much better than the official comic when it comes to this. The comic often switch between the Fleetway colors and game colors DependingOnTheArtist. Amy has even switched between brown and green eyes between panels.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Films -- Animation]]˛* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKing1994'', Nala's eyes can be seen as changing from blue to green. In ''Literature/TheLionKingSixNewAdventures'', her eyes are gold. In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'', her eyes are an electric blue. In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKingOneAndAHalf'', her eyes are green. They are back to blue in ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard''. Whew.˛* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Mulan}}'', Mulan's armor is mostly seen as green but also as blue and brown later in the movie.˛* Aurora has ''three'' eye colors in ''WesternAnimation/SleepingBeauty'': Brown eyes, purple eyes, and BlackBeadEyes. In at least one scene she changed between the three. ''Franchise/DisneyPrincess'' merchandise portrays her consistently with purple eyes, making her the only princess with an unnatural eye color. Rereleases have fixed the film so that her eyes are more obviously purple. (Her dress also changes back and forth between blue and pink, but there's an [[AWizardDidIt in-universe reason for that]].˛* Strip "The King" Weathers from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' normally has brown eyes, but when [[spoiler:Chick Hicks crashes him]] at the end of the film, they somehow turn blue. They revert back to brown after [[spoiler:he is helped by Lightning [=McQueen=] into reaching the finish line]].˛* ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid1'': Sebastian's sclerae are colored white in the film, but they're yellow in all print media.˛* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cinderella}}'':˛** In the sequels, Lady Tremaine's dress was changed from maroon to purple.˛** Drizella's hair was a dark shade of brown in the first film, a lighter brown in the second, and jet black in the third.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Films -- Live Action]]˛* Mal of ''Film/{{Descendants}}'' is shown to have green eyes most of the time (just like Dove Cameron, her portrayer). However, most of her dolls up until 2019 have hazel-brown eyes, while her appearance in ''WesternAnimation/DescendantsWickedWorld'' depicts her with grey eyes.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Literature]]˛* ''Literature/WarriorCats'':˛** Despite being the protagonist of the first StoryArc and having the most official images out of any character in the series, the artist of the series can't seem to decide whether Firestar should have tabby stripes, what shade of orange his fur is, whether he has white markings (especially on his face), and whether or not he has green eyes (the canon color) or yellow. In a particularly egregious example, on the book jackets of the [[ExpandedUniverse Super Edition books]], it shows him as having yellow eyes on the cover of ''Firestar's Quest'', even though the actual cover has him with ''green eyes''! The books themselves never refer to Firestar as a tabby, implying he's solid-coloured.˛** Brightheart has been described as being white with tortoiseshell patches, as being flecked instead of patched, as having white patches of fur, as being an outright tortoiseshell, and being a ''solid brown cat''. Official art has also depicted her with brown eyes. She's officially a white furred cat with ginger patches and blue eyes.˛** Longtail's design is very inconsistent. He's referred to as brown and then less than ''fifty'' pages later is called silver. Apparently the reason for this is because the Creator/{{Erin|Hunter}}s have different views on what tabbies look like ([[ArtisticLicenseBiology one thinks they're brown and another silver]]). Vicky however believes Longtail to be grey. ˛** Thistleclaw is usually described as a gray-and-white cat with amber eyes. However, he's also been described as a "dark brown tabby" in ''Bluestar's Prophecy'', the very book he was introduced in, a "gray-white" tom in ''Sign of the Moon'', and "pale" in ''Spottedleaf's Heart''. ˛** Dovewing's eye colour are inconsistent to the point of MemeticMutation (though the fandom exaggerates it heavily). In several of the allegiances she's described as blue eyed until ''The Apprentice's Quest'' suddenly lists her as green, before being changed back to blue in ''Thunder and Shadow''. Both of the covers for ''The Fourth Apprentice'' (and the ''Ultimate Guide'') depict her with green eyes but the book's text describes her as golden eyed. Dovewing is first called green eyed in-text in ''Shattered Sky'' and it has stayed that way since. Fan consensus is that this confusion is all chocked up to EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference and DependingOnTheWriter: Dovewing probably didn't have an eye colour but it was later decided to make her Dove's Wing reincarnation, resulting in the blue eyed retcon. Later on it was decided to make her green eyed in order to make her look as she does in illustrations, but that took several books to become concrete.˛** In general, this sort of inconsistency has happened a lot due to the amount of authors and the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters in the series. ˛* ''Literature/LandOfOz'':˛** Ozma is described as having "ruddy blonde locks" (which either refers to auburn or strawberry blonde hair) in ''Literature/TheMarvelousLandOfOz''. Most official art dating back to ''Literature/OzmaOfOz'' portray her as a brunette, though some also portray Ozma with black hair or red hair as well. Subsequently, popular {{fanon}} depicts Ozma as a brunette and [[AdaptationDyeJob most adaptations portray her as any color]] ''[[AdaptationDyeJob but]]'' [[AdaptationDyeJob blonde]]. ''Film/ReturnToOz'' is one of the few adaptations where she is a blonde (and even then she doesn't have a reddish tone to her hair). Even 1914's ''Film/ThePatchworkGirlOfOz'' (which Creator/LFrankBaum himself was directly involved with) portrays Ozma with brown hair. Amongst the Famous Forty not written by Baum, Ruth Plumly Thompson wrote Ozma as brown-haired and the [=McGraw=]'s wrote has as black-haired.˛** W.W. Denslow illustrations for the first book portray Dorothy with dark hair in GirlishPigtails but John R. Neill illustrations used for most of L. Frank Baum's books portray her as having a blonde TwentiesBobHaircut.˛* Official art for ''Literature/SeekerBears'' differs on whether Lusa has a brown muzzle or a black muzzle.˛* Wynne in ''Literature/BeansidhesWail'' is said to have eyes that change from "pale grey, to sky blue, to sea green, to violet to silver." The author says the same thing about her own eyes, saying, "A Clear Crystalline Grey That Shifts In Colour From Grey To Blue, To Green, To Violet And Sometimes Almost Silver, Depending On My Mood And My Clothes. I Have A Darker Grey Ring Around My Irises {Said To Be The Mark Of One With Faerie Blood And A Natural Witch} And Unusual *Lightning Bolt* Markings In Both Irises. My Eyes Are Quite Cat~Like, Almond Shaped. People Are Always Telling Me That I Have *Faerie Eyes* And Saying That My Eyes Are *Ancient*, *Ageless* *Endless*, And *Full Of Wisdom*"˛* Door of ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}'' has "fire-opal" eyes of ever-changing/unclassifiable colour.˛* In ''Where are you Constanza'', by the chilean writer José Luis Rosasco, Constanza, the protagonist's mysterious platonic love, has eyes whose color changes from blue to gray, to a very clear green.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Live-Action TV]]˛* Bran's direwolf Summer from ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has gone from having gray fur to having brown to having what is a sort of beige-like color.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Music]]˛* The former Trope Namer for EyeColourChange is "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" (LSD) by Music/TheBeatles. John describes Lucy as having "kaleidoscope eyes"; that's how he knows her. Unlike most of the other examples here, he does not elaborate. Given the overall character of the song (plasticine porters with looking-glass ties? Marmalade skies?) it's implied that the eyes are actually perfectly normal—the kaleidoscope bit is probably acid-induced Mushroom Samba.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Toys]]˛* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'': Rumble and Frenzy, the two [[TechnologyMarchesOn Cassetteicons]] who turn into robots were red and blue, respectively, in the original toys. However, the [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers animated]] versions were blue and red. Since then, they've been alternating back and forth for the past thirty years or so. ˛* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'':˛** In G1, several ponies were coloured differently depending on the region.˛** Cross-gen ponies designs can differ so heavily to the point of YouDontLookLikeYou. G1's orange furred and flaxen haired Applejack became apple-red furred and green haired in G3 before returning to her original colours in G4.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Video Games]]˛* ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'': Cuphead and Mugman's WhiteGloves are suddenly yellow in your post-level scorecard. In this case, the inconsistency is [[ deliberate]] and obvious, in reference to color illustrations of the [[InkblotCartoonStyle black-and-white era of cartoons]] the game homages.˛* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'': ˛** Sonic's eyelids have varied wildly depending on the adaptation. In the original games, they were flesh-colored, although the number of times Sonic blinked to illustrate that could be counted on both hands. Archie went with blue; Fleetway originally had flesh-colored, but went to blue as well. Then ''Adventure'' introduced the redesign, and made the flesh-colored eyelids even more noticeable, prompting the relevant change in both comics. Finally, when ''Anime/SonicX'' rolled around, the eyelids were made blue ''again'', but this time the change carried over into the games as well, which has stuck ever since. This can be somewhat surreal in ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'', where Classic Sonic retains the flesh-colored eyelids but Modern Sonic has the current blue ones.˛** The exact shade of Classic Sonic's fur is inconsistent. It's sometimes a dark blue and other times a lighter blue. Since ''Generations'', Sega has been making him lighter furred than Modern Sonic.˛** Tails' fur is various shades of orange, yellowish orange, and red. Some early non-Japanese media even portrayed him as burnt orange and red. Tails' fur was described as "fox brown" in ''Adventure 2'' but has since become "yellow-orange".˛* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': The exact shade of colours for certain characters varies. For example, do Dawn and Lucas have bright blue hair, dark blue hair, or black hair with blue tints? Red's hair as of the Generation 3 redesign is brown but the exact shade of brown differs. Sometimes it's so light that it looks grey but other times (such as his sprite in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' and his appearance in ''VideoGame/PokemonMasters'') it's so dark that he looks raven haired.˛* Somewhere between ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'''s character concept art and the game sprites, someone forgot what color Sheba's eyes are supposed to be—they're [[WindIsGreen green]] in the art but [[SupernaturalIsPurple purple]] in-game.˛* I-No from ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' is said to have eyes that change their color depending on the angle you're looking at them, but it's never been fully implemented until Xrd. (Prior artwork depicted her with green eyes or, [[DependingOnTheArtist less commonly]], blue.)˛* Lightning of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' has eyes that don't actually change colour but appear either pale blue or green depending on the lighting conditions. Some players have even spotted her appearing to have heterochromia, and inconsistent official artwork certainly doesn't help the matter.˛* What is the colour of Zelda's hair in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI''? The sprite is a brunette but [[SuddenlyBlonde that doesn't mean much in 8-bit games]]. Official art has her as a brunette, a redhead, and a blonde (though the last one has a different design from the other two). The brown haired one is apparently the canon colour, but even the art-book uses the redheaded design.˛* ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamSeries'': Due to ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' being developed by a different studio and ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' taking the series to eighth gen consoles, there were some inconsistencies in the coloring of certain characters' hair and/or eyes:˛** Black Mask has brown hair in ''Arkham City'' (a hole in his mask shows a patch of brown hair), but in ''Arkham Origins'', the unmasked Roman Sionis has black hair.˛** Catwoman goes the opposite way, having black hair in ''Arkham City'' and brown hair in ''Arkham Knight''. Considering that she has been known to dye her hair in other continuities, that could be an explanation.˛** Robin (Tim Drake) has blue eyes in ''City'' and while his hair is covered by his hood, it's listed as black in his character bio. In ''Knight'', he is given green eyes and a brown buzz cut (promotional artwork in ''City'' depicted him with a buzz cut too).˛** Commissioner Gordon's hair was snow white in ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' and ''Arkham City'', but in Arkham Knight, his hair is a mixture of gray and brown, probably to reflect the brown hair his younger self had in ''Arkham Origins''.˛** Riddler's hair was a sandy, light brown color in ''Arkham City'', but dark chestnut brown in ''Origins'' and ''Knight''.˛** Talia al Ghul's hair was the same sandy color as Riddler's in the original seventh gen version of ''Arkham City'', but the ''Return to Arkham'' remaster for eighth-gen consoles darkened both heads of hair to the dark brown color.˛** Joker's hair is a darker shade of green in both ''Origins'' and ''Knight'' compared to the first two games.˛* ''Franchise/StreetFighter'': Vega's hair alternates between brown and blond. And in both live-action movies, his hair was black.˛* ''Franchise/DragonAge'':˛** Alistair's hair color changes constantly, and there is still some confusion as to what his canon hair color is. In ''[[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins Origins]]'' it is sandy blonde (although lighting makes it almost brown) and he is called "Blondie" at least once. In the [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII sequel]] it is notably lighter. In ''[[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Inquisition]]'' it's strawberry blonde, and in the comics it's flat-out orange.˛** Varric's hair is brown in his concept art, but ended up reddish blonde in-game. In promotional material for ''Inquisition'' (including a demo shown at a convention) it was brown again, but once again he ultimately ended up as a strawberry blonde... except for his in-game portrait where he's a brunette. The comics are even more inconsistent, with varying shades of brown or blonde depending on the series. The brown hair actually makes more sense, considering his nickname for Anders is "Blondie", even though the two have the exact same hair color.˛* VideoGame/{{Wario}}'s signature clothes are yellow and purple, but in the NES version of ''VideoGame/WariosWoods'', his clothes are purple and white instead due to the NES color palette's limitations.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Web Animation]]˛* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Officially, Ruby's hair color is a dark red that appears brighter at the tips, but various material has also portrayed it as black, black with reddish tint, and black with red highlights.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Web Comics]]˛* The titular character in ''Webcomic/{{Minus}}'' has hair which ranges from blue to red to green -- although this is clearly an intentional case of KaleidoscopeHair, it has no InUniverse explanation and is never noticed by the other characters. It just varies depending on the strip.˛* ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'': Mecha Maid has occasionally been shown with red or black hair, despite WordOfGod being that she dyes her hair purple and wears a black wig. A flashback to her as a baby also shows her with purple hair, despite her natural hair color being black.˛* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Some of it can be justified by the comic's tendency to change color palettes between chapters, but straighter cases show up as a side effect of the fact that the comic can sometimes change small details with no importance to the plot from one panel to the next, including coloring. Some cases are particularly noticeable:˛** The collar of Reynir's only shirt was white upon his arrival and has since gone through various darker colors, ranging from blue to various shades of brown.˛** When Lalli is in full gear (that includes very long black gloves), his upper arms are always colored white and his coat has been shown to be sleveless, thus implying that he's wearing the white-sleeved version of the uniform turtleneck under his outer gear. The two times the comic has shown him get stripped out of his coat and long gloves, he turned out to be wearing the black-sleeved version of the turtleneck under them.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Western Animation]]˛* In ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'', one episode has the defective superheroes gathered in a room. A continuity error or just sloppy coloring keeps depicting American Maid as alternating from black-stockinged legs to bare legs and back again, even though she is just sitting there and has neither time nor a plot reason to keep whipping her stockings on and off.˛* There's an intentional example in ''WesternAnimation/YakkityYak'' with Professor Crazyhair, whose hair constantly changes color. [[MeaningfulName It's a rather fitting name]].˛* When ''WesternAnimation/SpeedBuggy'' and friends crossed over with ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'', Speedy's pal Mark had a much darker skin tone than how he was normally shown.˛* WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts:˛** In WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse's first color film, 1932's ''Parade of the Award Nominees'', his shorts were colored green rather than red. A few early color shorts gave him beige gloves as well.˛** Throughout the 40s and 50s, WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}}'s body is either black or flesh-colored, sometimes in the same cartoon.˛** Pluto's collar was red in most of the classic shorts, but it's green in ''A Gentleman's Gentleman'' and in most media today. ˛** In the shorts, Pluto's nemesis [[BullyBulldog Butch]] is grey with a darker grey muzzle and white belly, but in ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouseClubhouse'', he's brown with a tan colored muzzle and belly.˛** The colors of Huey, Dewey and Louie's clothes often varied, with some projects giving them identical colors that make it almost impossible to tell them apart. Their familiar red-blue-green color scheme didn't appear until ''[[WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987 DuckTales]]''.˛* In one episode of The Charlie Brown And Snoopy Show, Linus' blanket is colored green instead of light blue. HandWaved by a voice-over of Lucy saying that "My brother's got a stupid new blanket."˛* This happened to Sunshine in ˛''WesternAnimation/SaltysLighthouse'', the [[Main/CutAndPasteTranslation cut and paste translation]] of ''WesternAnimation/{{TUGS}}''. In addition to Sunshine being a girl in ''Salty's Lighthouse'' (in ''TUGS'', he was a boy), stock footage from ''TUGS'' episodes were used for his/her scenes, namely switching between his/her original white livery from the episode, "Sunshine", and his/her yellow paintwork in later episodes.˛* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' merchandise often has Angelica with either brown or purple eyes while ''Angelica and Suzie's Preschool Daze'' has her as blue eyes. A piece of ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' promotional art also has her as blue-eyed.˛* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': In his youth, Amon (or [[spoiler:Noatak]]) had dark skin [[spoiler:like most Water Tribe characters and like his brother]]. As an adult, his skin has lightened several shades.˛* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': ˛** Bart's red t-shirt was colored blue in many merchant items, and even in a few commercials, during the 1990's. This was lampshaded in "Pokey Mom", when Bart is asked where his blue shirt is and says he doesn't have one.˛** One Butterfinger commercial had Lisa's dress colored pink instead of red.˛* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': In ''WesternAnimation/DaffyDuckAndEgghead'', the ring around Daffy's neck is blue instead of white. Then again, it was his first color cartoon and it could have been an early design choice.˛* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'':˛** Joseph started out wearing a green shirt and white shorts. But after he hit puberty in season five, he switched to a blue shirt and brown shorts. Some artists seem to have forgotten this and gave Joseph his old clothes in some of the subsequent post-puberty episodes.˛** Dale's orange Mack baseball cap is sometimes colored red.˛* ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh''.˛** Similar to Sebastian, Eeyore is colored dark gray with a light gray muzzle in all Pooh movies and TV shows, but he's colored blue with a peach muzzle in almost all merchandise and promotional art.˛** Rabbit was originally depicted with yellow fur in ''WesternAnimation/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh''. In the 80s and early 90s cartoons (most notably ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh''), he had pale green fur. It was changed back to yellow from ''WesternAnimation/PoohsGrandAdventure'' onward and stayed that way.˛** Like Eeyore, Tigger's white stomach and muzzle are colored yellow in merchandise and promotional art.˛* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'': Ethan Bennett's eyes alternated between blue, teal and green.˛* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'': in a few of the 1980s incarnations, Shaggy's shirt was red instead of its trademark green and he wore blue jeans instead of his brown bellbottoms.˛* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'':˛** The fish known as Fred usually murky green, but he sometimes appears light blue.˛** The fish known as Tom is usually green, but was colored turquoise in "Patty Hype".˛* ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'': ˛** The artists can't seem to decide whether Tom has gray or blue fur.˛** Likewise, Jerry is often colored medium brown, but in some of the older 1940s shorts and the Chuck Jones shorts in the 1960s, he was colored light tan.˛** Butch ([[OneSteveLimit the dog]])/Spike and his son Tyke either have grey fur or brown fur.˛* On ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'', Sean has either blue, green, or grey eyes. Also, Mindy has really light skin and really dark hair or reddish-brown hair and tan skin. Some sunset scenes can even make it look like Jet has pink hair.˛* Brittany from ''Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' has an inconsistent hair color. It has been various shades of red, brown, and occasionally blonde.˛* On ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'', June's jacket is orange. In various blocks and promos on Nickelodeon hosted by Henry and June from 1999 to 2001, her jacket is red.˛* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', D.W.'s pantyhose are light pink, but they are white in promotional images for the show, and are occasionally miscolored white in the show itself. This may be because [[AdaptationDyeJob in the books the cartoon series is based on]], her pantyhose actually ''were'' white with pink stripes.˛* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'':˛** Fred's tie alternates between blue, teal and green.˛** Dino took a while to gain consistent coloring. In the first intro, he was colored blue with a green muzzle. When he debuted in the series, he was violet with a lavender muzzle (and was anthropomorphic to boot). Then he was red with a peach-colored muzzle before they finally settled on red-violet with a peach muzzle.˛* ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'': During the Creator/FamousStudios era, Popeye's white Navy uniform was colored blue in four shorts: "Her Honor, the Mare", "Klondike Casanova", "Barking Dogs Don't Fite" and "Riot in Rhythm". Similarly, Bluto's shirt was blue in "How Green is My Spinach?".˛* Stella of ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' has SupernaturalGoldEyes to reflect her nature, but her dolls and 2019 redesign depict her with dark brown eyes, while ''WesternAnimation/WorldOfWinx'' depicts her with bright yellow eyes.˛[[/folder]]˛----


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