Why is young Eddard Stark from season 6 blonde? I thought in the Game of Thrones universe most Starks have black hair, particularly Ned has black hair mentioned in the books.

When I saw a young blonde dude (Robert Aramayo) characterized as Ned Stark I was confused.

  • 4
    We could make a long list of things in the TV series that do not match the books. But let's not.
    – GEdgar
    Commented Aug 20, 2017 at 23:53
  • Can we please stop misusing books tag in show only questions? And Ned's hair in books is just dark (Which can be brown), not black.
    – Aegon
    Commented Aug 21, 2017 at 6:36
  • Arya and Jon take after Eddard as per books, And both of them have brown hair, which means Eddard had brown hair, not black
    – Aegon
    Commented Aug 21, 2017 at 6:39
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    And hair color can change while one grows up. A lot.
    – Annatar
    Commented Aug 21, 2017 at 7:40
  • 3
    @Annatar Indeed. Many kids with light hair have their hair darken naturally as they grow up
    – Aegon
    Commented Aug 21, 2017 at 8:03

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Young Ned Stark's hair colour matches old Ned Stark. You're making far too much of this.

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