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Basic Trope: A character with an unusual or implausible hair color has eyes of the same color.

  • Straight: Alice has blue hair and blue eyes.
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed:
    • Alice's hair and eyes are different shades of blue.
    • Alice only has a single streak of blue hair that matches her eyes.
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    • Alice—like very many people—has brown hair and brown eyes. They may even be the same shade.
  • Justified:
    • Alice's hair is dyed, and it's a coincidence that it matches her eyes.
    • Or she purposefully dyed her hair blue so that it would match her blue eyes.
    • Or she's just a brunette with brown eyes.
    • Alice and the others had black or brown hair before along with brown eyes being exposed to Mystical Metallic Dust. It is noted to bond most with melanin which results in their hair, skin, and irises being tinted.
  • Inverted: Alice has white eyes, but black hair.
  • Subverted:
    • The first shot of Alice shows her blue eyes and bangs, but that's a scene with Unnaturally Blue Lighting. Once we get a better view, we see that her eyes actually are blue, but her hair is just brown.
    • Alice has green hair and eyes. But then she reveals that she was wearing green contacts, and that her eyes are actually brown…
  • Double Subverted:
    • …but Alice likes the Curtains Match the Window aesthetic, and later dyes her hair blue to match her eyes.
    • …then she pulls off her green wig to reveal that she also has brown hair.
  • Parodied:
    • Whenever Alice dyes her hair, her eyes changes to match, much to her bafflement.
    • The hair colors of all the characters in the show match their eye colors, yet Alice isn't drawn with irises at all, and thus has either invisible hair or none at all.
  • Zig Zagged: Alice, a minor character, often has long gaps between appearances, and it seems that the writers never remember her hair and eyes the same way twice. Sometimes, they're both blue, but half the time, her hair's bright green.
  • Averted: Alice's hair and eyes are not the same color.
  • Enforced: Alice originated in a videogame from the 8-bit era, where color palettes and sprite complexity were limited, so her eyes had to be of the same color as her hair out of necessity.
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  • Lampshaded: "Hair color and eye color? Wait, there's supposed to be a difference?"
  • Invoked:
    • Alice dyes her hair blue because she likes how it matches her eyes.
    • "By law, everyone must either dye their hair to match their eye color, or wear colored contact lenses that match their hair".
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Alice dyes her naturally blue hair green because she thinks that it's boring to have the same hair and eye color.
  • Discussed: "Wow, I love how you dyed your hair blue, Alice!"
    "Thanks—I think it's so cute, like like some sort of anime character!"
  • Conversed: "Her eyes and her hair are the exact same shade of pink? This show sure does have some odd color choices".
  • Deconstructed: Alice hates the fact that her hair matches her eyes, and goes through huge measures to not let it show…
  • Reconstructed: …but later, she realizes that she is fine just the way she is, so she keeps the look.

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