The Hair Color Conundrum

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      Ok, I’d like to get an answer to one of the great mysteries of computer games: What the hell is going on with Sonny Bonds’ hair color? In the original version of PQ1 it’s black, in PQ2 it’s blonde and PQ3 and PQ1 remake it’s reddish brown. What’s the cause of all this messing around? Granted, Sonny does bleach his hair in PQ1, but it’s back to black in the ending ceremony. Also in PQ2 you can clearly see that Sonny’s eyebrows are the same color as hair, and to my knowledge people don’t usually dye their eyebrows along with hair, especially when going from dark to blonde.

      Even more than the ingame reasoning for the changes, I would like to know what real-world reasons prompted these artistic decisions.

    • #27591 Reply
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      Didn’t Roger Wilco have a few hair changes too? I guess that the color of the hair had to do with palette limitations? I don’t have the 16-color EGA palette in front of me right now so I can’t reason my way through it at the moment.

    • #27592 Reply
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      I think (but I may be misremembering) that Sonny makes a comment near the beginning of PQ2 that he went back to blond because Marie liked it. He also makes a comment about how she made him trade in his Corvette for a more practical hatchback. I think these two things are said at around the same time.

      > to my knowledge people don’t usually dye their eyebrows along with hair, especially when going from dark to blonde.

      I do. (Really!)

      🙂 emily

    • #27593 Reply
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      I don’t remember about MArie talkinga bout prefering his hair blond… anyway… What about the Lytton Police building that differs in every sequel? I hate inconsistencies in sequels!!

    • #27594 Reply
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      >What about the Lytton Police building that differs in every sequel? I hate inconsistencies in sequels!!

      Maybe Lytton PD decided that they needed to reinvent themselves.

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