Does Sailor Mars look better with black hair or purple hair

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aDam

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Black hair.

I don't believe her hair is actually meant to be purple. Her live action representation is probably a very accurate one. The purple I think was just used to add some colour to her hair and using grey would not really work. Similarly I don't think Sailor Mercury is meant to actually have blue hair either.

Not really sure what's going on with Michiru though...
 

Zoisite

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Mars with red shines when she transforms and before she transforms she could have purple or blue shines
 

Saturius

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I like her with the dark purple hair. I think it compliments her red color scheme nicely. It definitely seems purple in almost all of the manga artbooks.
 

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Zhortac said:
She's supposed to have black hair. The purple hair, is used to show lighting. It would be stupid if the rest of her looked brighter, but her hair stayed black. Even black hair shines.
That's how I understand it, too - it's not "purple" in the literal sense. :)
 

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Rika-Chicchi said:
Zhortac said:
She's supposed to have black hair. The purple hair, is used to show lighting. It would be stupid if the rest of her looked brighter, but her hair stayed black. Even black hair shines.
That's how I understand it, too - it's not "purple" in the literal sense. :)
Well, in a way it is, because of limitations of color on paper. Purple is a logical choice to show a brighter black, but it's still black. Of course now a days with Photoshop, and PSP, it's easier to make black shine, but back before that, different colors were used. Kinda like how a shiney blonde was white.
 
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I think her hair is *meant* to be black, too, but is shown purple/with purple highlights the way Luna is meant to be black but is always colored purple. That being said, I think the full-blown purple hair looks prettier than the black hair. Then again, I'm also partial to Mars having red hair.
 

Zhortac

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SavetheBloodyQueen said:
Zhortac said:
She's supposed to have black hair. The purple hair, is used to show lighting. It would be stupid if the rest of her looked brighter, but her hair stayed black. Even black hair shines.
Then why is Saturn's hair just black?
It's not. It's been purple a few times too.
 

ChibiBoi

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Purple is definitely used to show highlights and I think it's quite pretty. Purple is often used in the anime to highlight her black hair as well, but I think the manga is much prettier.
 

tsubasa90

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Zhortac said:
She's supposed to have black hair. The purple hair, is used to show lighting. It would be stupid if the rest of her looked brighter, but her hair stayed black. Even black hair shines.
I thought the same thing too, but what about Mamoru's hair? It seems just black.
 

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tsubasa90 said:
Zhortac said:
She's supposed to have black hair. The purple hair, is used to show lighting. It would be stupid if the rest of her looked brighter, but her hair stayed black. Even black hair shines.
I thought the same thing too, but what about Mamoru's hair? It seems just black.
It's the same as Rei, except "blue highlights" instead of purple. Sometimes his hair is even a very very dark teal in some artworks, like one of the R2 cover arts with him in his prince endimiyon outfit
 

rosepetals

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Rei's bow on her sailor outfit is purple right?

I think I'm going to go with her hair matching the color of her bow. I just realized looking at my Volume 3 that came in the mail the other day that her hair is almost a blue/purple with the printing. Actually the whole cover looks a bit more softer, like a watercolor.
 
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Rika-Chicchi said:
Zhortac said:
She's supposed to have black hair. The purple hair, is used to show lighting. It would be stupid if the rest of her looked brighter, but her hair stayed black. Even black hair shines.
That's how I understand it, too - it's not "purple" in the literal sense. :)
This point has been beaten to death, but I thought I'd put my two cents in. Ditto ^