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MJ typically appears with striking red hair

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Has she ever had an noticeable changes to her appearance in the last 50-ish years?

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    If the rumour that Zendaya is playing Mary Jane Watson in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming ends up being true, then maybe... but then again, I'm guessing that is what motivated this question in the first place. – Dr R Dizzle Aug 24 '16 at 13:17
  • In Spider-Man: The New Animated Series Mary Jane have short hair if it counts. – Steve Harrington Aug 24 '16 at 14:00
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    My first instinct is that this question is intended to make sure his rant later is entirely factual. – Tin Man Aug 24 '16 at 18:14
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    @Amadeus9 its always best to have sources for your rant :P – Himarm Aug 24 '16 at 18:21
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    Of course this doesn't preclude a red-haired MJ in Homecoming... howtobearedhead.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/… – mxyzplk Aug 24 '16 at 20:00
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Two adaptations portray her without red hair.

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Hitomi Sakuma is Supaidāman's version of Mary Jane.

Mary Jane was portrayed by several actresses in this musical, one of whom, Rebecca Faulkenberry, had brown hair.

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There's also a universe where Mary Jane is an anthropomorphic water buffalo, but she retains her red hair.

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    Spider-Ham!...yay... – Paulie_D Aug 24 '16 at 15:40
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    Because why wouldn't the guys on SciFi SE know about that time someone was turned into a Water Buffalo. – corsiKa Aug 24 '16 at 17:37
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    And this is why we get so many WEIRD questions!! Because half the time... someone really does know the answer! – Matt Aug 24 '16 at 18:39
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    "There's also a universe where Mary Jane is an anthropomorphic water buffalo" Is one of my new favourite sentences. – Matt Lishman Aug 25 '16 at 8:13
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    Eeeevvvrrybody 's got a water buffalo. Yours is fast but mine is slow. Where we got 'em I don't know but ev'rybody 's got a water buffalo... – Nex Terren Aug 25 '16 at 22:21
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In the Comics

By mistake in Daredevil #77 (Source)

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Mary Jane Watson with blonde hair (and Peter Parker with black hair).

And yes, this issue of Daredevil was published BEFORE Gwen Stacy died. (This issue is cover dated as June 1971. Gwen died two years later in Amazing Spider-Man #121, cover dated June 1973.)

Other than that, the red hair has been a defining characteristic (although it has changed styles many times)....even in other Marvel universes....and when she's been completely transformed into, say, the Demogoblin [Earth-1610]

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    I'm guessing Demogoblin doesn't use the word "Tiger"... – camden_kid Aug 24 '16 at 16:12
  • When female characters transform into non-human humanoids, why do they so often look masculine (flat muscular chest etc.)? – Kevin Aug 25 '16 at 6:20
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    Maybe the humanoids are not mammalian and therefore do not need/have mammary glands and so they do not have bosoms... – josh Aug 25 '16 at 9:17
  • Similarly, I'm sure there are lots of women with rather muscular chests its just not so obvious beneath the layers of fatty tissue. (A bit like my "six pack".) – josh Aug 25 '16 at 9:19
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Well, on Himarm's advice, I am turning my comment as an answer:

In Ultimate Spider-Man vs the Sinister 6 - S4E15 named Symbiote Saga: Part 3, Mary Jane Watson was transformed into Carnage Queen.

Below are the pics on how MJ turned to Carnage Queen:

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Also, below is the pic where a mutated Morbius tried to control Carnage Queen by putting a yellow-colored mind-control device on her head:

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