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Basic Trope: An eerie character with dark hair and pale skin.

  • Straight: Elvira, the eerie girl, has black hair and extremely fair skin, providing visual contrast.
  • Exaggerated: Elvira has Shiny Midnight Black hair, no colour to her skin at all, and haggard, sunken eyes.
  • Justified:
    • Elvira is allergic to light or simply doesn't tan.
    • Alternately, she's a Hikikomori.
    • Or anemic.
  • Inverted: Darkskinned Blonde.
  • Subverted:
    • It's revealed Elvira dyes her hair black and uses pale foundation.
    • Despite her eerie appearance, Elvira is an upbeat Perky Goth.
    • Elvira's pale skin and black hair makes her look beautiful instead of eerie.
  • Double Subverted:
    • But the makeup is to enhance her naturally fair skin tone, and her hair is dark brown rather than black.
    • Under her Perky Goth exterior, though, Elvira's got a lot of dark secrets she's hiding.
  • Parodied: Every time Elvira meets new people, they are horrified and think she's a ghost or a vampire.
  • Deconstructed: ???
  • Reconstructed: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Elvira doesn't have dark hair or pale skin.
  • Enforced: "We need to make our Strange Girl look creepy. That black-hair-and-pale-skin combo always works."
  • Lampshaded: Elvira's friend Bob says, "Elvira, you look like a vampire. It's really kinda creepy."
  • Invoked: Elvira is a Goth and deliberately goes for this look.
  • Defied: Elvira doesn't want to creep people out, so she dyes her hair blonde and visits the beach regularly.
  • Discussed: 'Man, look at that chick there. It's creepy how pale her skin is next to her black hair, isn't it?'
  • Conversed: "Elvira, don't you know that if you were an anime character, you'd be the creepy girl who ends up murdering her friends? That's why people keep avoiding you."
  • Exploited: Elvira deliberately goes for this look because looking eerie helps her manipulate others.

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