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Couldn't his hair be light brown? It would then be "fair" and dark. Ælfwine228 19:15, 3 June 2008 (EDT)

I'm not sure we should jump to the conclusion just like if one text listed Celegorm being tall and another stated he was short, we shouldn't assume he was of medium stature :) --Hyarion 00:56, 4 June 2008 (EDT)

The debate on his hair colour should belong to 'discussion' page, he is clearly stated as 'the fair' by Tolkien, and since it's a solid canon reference (and the only one) there's no reason to mark it as 'disputed'. --Amaranth 23:18, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

+1 Amaranth. --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 14:26, 29 October 2012 (UTC)
It is not a solid canon reference if you're having to assume "the fair" is in reference to his hair color. Furthermore, Tolkien almost exclusively used "fair" to mean beautiful. Unless Tolkien explicitly stated his hair color it should be assumed to be black like his father since it most certainly wasn't red. His brothers who did not have black hair were specifically stated to have red like their mother. They had NO blonds in their lineage. It makes no sense for him to have a hair color different from both parents. If Tolkien wanted Celegorm to be at odds with the rest of his family then he would have stated so.