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MacronNotes she/her Relationship Status: -not set
she/her
Mar 4th 2022 at 3:59:36 AM

So, Skunk Stripe used to be the subtrope of Multicolored Hair before the latter got turned into a disambiguation. The trope itself is just "A character has a lighter section/stripe of hair on their head" so that's all of the context that most of the wicks I checked had. I think all of the possible meanings behind Skunk Stripe are covered by Locked into Strangeness, Disease Bleach, Red Right Hand, Duality Motif, Non Conformist Dyed Hair, and Meaningful Appearance (and possibly more tropes).

I did the wick check with some help from WarJay at Skunk Stripe Wick Check.

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     Just a Skunk Stripe 
  1. Characters.Trollhunters The Trollhunters
    • Claire has a streak of blue hair in her entire brunette head.
    • After Claire uses a huge shadow to transport the remaining Trollmarket Trolls to a safe area, her streak of blue hair turns white. Locked into Strangeness
    • By Wizards, her white streak now covers her entire bang.
  2. Film.Dawning Of The Dead:If you look closely at Katya's hair, you'll see she has one.
  3. MissingTrailerScene.Animated Films:Anna is afraid to jump off the cliff and lacks her Skunk Stripe
  4. Webcomic.The Less Than Epic Adventures Of TJ And Amal:Amal's got one.
  5. Characters.Looking For Group:Of the white line on black hair type.
  6. Characters.Inuyasha Supporting Characters:Come the sequel Yashahime set 20 years after the epilogue, she has a streak of grey hair.
  7. Characters.Dr Zitbags Transylvania Pet Shop:They both have streaks in their hair, with one having a pink streak.
  8. Series.Yonderland:Sported by the flamboyant Bombero.
  9. Characters.Barbie: As of 2011, she has single streak of pink in her long brown hair.
  10. Characters.Brawlhalla: Cross has black hair with a white stripe on the sides.
  11. Characters.Horseland: Her blonde hair has several lighter streaks going through it.
  12. Characters.Nymerias War: A strand of her black hair is dyed blue.
  13. ComicBook.Motormouth And Killpower: Inverted. Harley has white hair has a dark blue stripe.
  14. Film.Bloody Parrot: On the main character, Ting Feng.
  15. Franchise.Teen Trends: Raven-haired Kianna has been produced with several blonde streaks on her hair.
  16. Characters.Iron Kingdoms:One right above her eyes
  17. Characters.Vocaloid:Clara has a small white streak in her black hair.
  18. Characters.Lone Wolfand Allies:Named by the Shianti after a grey streak in his otherwise black hair.
  19. Characters.Elsword Playable Characters 1:As Over Taker and Reckless Fist. Veteran Commander sports a red one.
  20. Characters.Sentai School:Although colors are reversed, maybe a Shout-Out to Rogue
  21. VideoGame.Alphadia 2:Leon has a few blue tufts in his hair.
  22. Characters.Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger Vs Keisatsu Sentai Patranger Ganglers:A large bang of white hair covers his left eye.
    1. Characters.Fantastic Four Worlds Greatest Heroes:Along both sides of his head, he has white streaks in his hair.
  23. Recap.Littlest Pet Shop 2012 S 3 E 19 Pet Sounds:Appropriately enough, Pepper's owner has one in his hair, at least when combed properly.
  24. Characters.Child Of The Storm Villainous Groups:Like his canon counterpart, though it's unclear how he got it.
  25. Fanfic.Cellar Secrets:Shiro, who has a streak of gray in his otherwise blonde hair. Likewise, Ryuuko has a streak of red in her otherwise black hair.
  26. Characters.Gravity Falls Adults:Mrs. Gleeful has a white stripe in her hair, probably from stress.
  27. Characters.Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated Fred Jones Sr:Has one going around his hair.
  28. Characters.Barbie:As of 2011, she has single streak of pink in her long brown hair.
  29. Characters.Roommates The Many Faces Of:Wih a blue strain. Under a Power Dyes Your Hair entry
  30. Characters.Boarding School Juliet:Inverted. She has a black strand on one side of her otherwise blond hair.
  31. Characters.Citizens Of Earth:Several in her hair.
  32. Characters.Exalted Exalted:Inverted. she has black streaks in white hair.
  33. Characters.Superman Rogues Gallery M To Z: Inverted. She has white hair with a few black strands in it.
  34. Characters.Little Witch Academia Diana Cavendish: Thanks to the Hair Color Dissonance, she has tea-green highlights in her platinum blonde hair.
  35. Wrestling.Allysin Kay: As seen above. No matter how she styles or what color she dies her hair it remains
  36. Characters.Street Fighter Other Characters: The Street Fighter V Character Reference depicts her with a white streak in her hair.
  37. Characters.Whateley Universe Whateley Academy: His hair in both the past and present are shown like this.
  38. Characters.Arrowverse Aliens:The one trait distinguishing her from her sister. Identical Twin ID Tag
  39. Characters.Casino: Nicky develops one as he ages.
  40. Characters.Brave:Between the film's opening flashback to the present day, the gray streak in her hair becomes more prominent with her age.
  41. Characters.Academy Of Merlin Justus: Their hair is black streaked with white.

     Skunk Stripe + Additional context 
  1. Recap.Star Trek The Next Generation S 7 E 24 All Good Things:Data has one in the future, believing it gives him an air of distinction. His housekeeper thinks it makes him look like a skunk.
  2. Characters.Seis Manos:His eyebrow gradually turns white over the course of the series, generally when he gives into his anger.

     Locked Into Strangeness 
  1. Characters.The Incredible Hercules:The strain of holding open the door to the House of Ideas in Avengers: No Road Home leaves him with two in his beard.
  2. Characters.Eberron: Jaela Daran, as a sign of her connection to the Flame.
  3. DarthWiki.Defunctiofatum: A streak of his hair is pale blue, while the rest of it is gray. He acquired this from the same incident that changed his eye color.
  4. ComicBook.Batman Black And White: In "The Black and White Bandit", the eponymous criminal has black hair with two white stripes, and matching stripes in his beard. (Notably, he doesn't have the stripes in the flashback to the days before the accident that drove him to crime.) I guess this counts as Locked into Strangeness?

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Edited by MacronNotes on Mar 4th 2022 at 8:01:21 AM

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GastonRabbit What did I sleep through this time? (he/him) from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I've got the brains, you've got the looks. Let's make lots of money.
What did I sleep through this time? (he/him)
Mar 4th 2022 at 4:50:19 AM

I don't see any reason not to disambiguate between the other tropes you listed, considering most of the examples lack meaning.

Never brush your teeth with hair.
themayorofsimpleton Learn to work the saxophone | he/him from a record store Relationship Status: I love you for psychological reasons
Hello83433 Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
Mar 4th 2022 at 6:39:04 AM

We could pull a UN page for poliosis out of it, since that's a real condition that affects people, even if it's very rare.

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Synchronicity Relationship Status: -not set
Mar 4th 2022 at 8:09:32 AM

Another yardable idea is "streak of gray hair makes them look older/dignified" (eg. from Arcane). But as is, this is pretty meaningless so no objections to a disambig

WarJay77 THE definitive cousin from The Void Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
THE definitive cousin
Mar 4th 2022 at 10:05:41 AM

[up][up] I'm not sure if that would be very helpful though, UN pages are meant to be related to media, and I doubt most or even any of these examples have to do with that particular mutation.

I'm good with a disambig.

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Amonimus the Retromancer from <<|Wiki Talk|>> Relationship Status: In another castle
the Retromancer
Mar 4th 2022 at 11:10:52 AM

I'm fine with disambiging, Duality Motif (though not even) and Locked into Strangeness pretty much already cover any cases I can think of.

TroperWall / WikiMagic Cleanup
Mar 4th 2022 at 12:05:20 PM

So I am guessing that if this is turned into a disambig, then the original medieval definition of the trope (person is a witch/supernatural) would be covered by Red Right Hand and/or Meaningful Appearance, or would that be worth yarding (or do we already have a signs of the witch trope)?

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MylesHenryVigilSr Pringles Enthusiast from New Mexico Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
Pringles Enthusiast
Mar 6th 2022 at 7:20:07 PM

[up]X5 I agree there. That is more tropeworthy than what we currently have.

Edited by MylesHenryVigilSr on Mar 6th 2022 at 8:20:20 AM

The one job in the world that's harder than a brain surgeon is Joe Biden's sign language interpreter.
HoloMew151 Space Gal from From Deep, Deep Space Relationship Status: Tweaking my holographic boyfriend
Space Gal
Mar 7th 2022 at 4:31:41 AM

[up] x6: I agree. Most of the examples that I've seen of this trope is as an indicator that a character has gotten older in a dignified way.

Edited by HoloMew151 on Mar 7th 2022 at 12:31:58 PM

Mar 7th 2022 at 5:04:40 AM

[up][tup] Perhaps call it Gray Hair Streak Of Dignity? And the character who sports it is often a Silver Fox.

Edited by Snicka on Mar 7th 2022 at 2:05:52 PM

crazysamaritan NaNo 4328 / 50,000 from Lupin III Relationship Status: -not set
NaNo 4328 / 50,000
Mar 7th 2022 at 5:18:40 AM

[up][up] Whereas my first exposure was the title character of The Rowan, so I have the "witch mark" association with it.

Link to TRS threads in project mode here.
MacronNotes MOD she/her Relationship Status: -not set
Mar 7th 2022 at 7:20:27 AM

[up][up]That meaning is already covered by Mark of the Supernatural, though.

MacronNotes she/her Relationship Status: -not set
she/her
Mar 7th 2022 at 7:22:15 AM

If there's enough examples of a Skunk Stripe being a a witch symbol we can give it its own trope but yeah it's covered by Mark of the Supernatural for the time being.

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GastonRabbit What did I sleep through this time? (he/him) from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I've got the brains, you've got the looks. Let's make lots of money.
What did I sleep through this time? (he/him)
BlackFaithStar "It's been torture. Thank you." Relationship Status: Not caught up in your love affair
"It's been torture. Thank you."
Mar 11th 2022 at 12:39:14 AM

So, I was going to crosswick just to find that this trope is now a disambig. I believe the process now is to change the existing wicks into other (sub)tropes where possible? I could help with a few wicks from related works (and maybe a few more if I have time) but I'd appreciate feedback as to which trope would fit.

No explicit reason is given behind BoBoiBoy's white hair streak, but the prequel series Mechamato (currently crosswicking to make its page) shows that Amato, BoBoiBoy's father, and BBB's grandfather (in his younger days) also each have a white hair streak. A reference of the three for convenience. Would this be Strong Family Resemblance or Hereditary Hairstyle? Thanks.

[down] Actually, Hair Color Spoiler could work. BBB's dad never appeared in BoBoiBoy before its 2nd movie in The Stinger, and the hair (plus some photos and the conversation) hints that he's his father before officials confirmed it to be the case. Amato being BBB's dad is a Late-Arrival Spoiler. So I'd say that checks out. Thanks for the help [tup].

Edited by BlackFaithStar on Mar 11th 2022 at 5:06:57 PM

Hello83433 Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
Mar 11th 2022 at 12:56:36 AM

[up] Not sure. It's poliosis, which is hereditary, but that trope is for style rather than color. Could be Hair Color Spoiler, depending on how it's treated in the work.

I wouldn't say it's Strong Family Resemblance either, as other than just having a white strip of hair, they don't look extremely alike.

Edited by Hello83433 on Mar 11th 2022 at 3:57:22 PM

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HoloMew151 Space Gal from From Deep, Deep Space Relationship Status: Tweaking my holographic boyfriend
Space Gal
Mar 31st 2022 at 1:48:34 PM

I've sometimes seen a Skunk Stripe be used to show that a character has aged, usually gracefully (a couple of the characters at the end of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic comes to mind). What would that fall under?

Amonimus the Retromancer from <<|Wiki Talk|>> Relationship Status: In another castle
Adept Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Mar 31st 2022 at 8:34:02 PM

There's also First Gray Hair when someone sees that their hair is turning grey and starts freaking out over getting old.

Trope Repair Shop: SkunkStripe
7th Mar '22 6:23:20 AM

Crown Description:

Skunk Stripe's definition ("a character has a light streak in their hair") might not be tropable on its own and any connotations it does have may be covered by other tropes.

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