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'''Black Hat''' is a [[stick figure]] character in [[xkcd]]. He is distinguished by his eponymous black hat which appears to be in the shape and style of a {{w|boater}}.
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'''Black Hat''' is a [[stick figure]] character in [[xkcd]]. He is distinguished by his eponymous black hat. In his earliest appearances, Black Hat wore a taller top-hat style hat, that quickly evolved to have the current shape and style of a {{w|boater}}.
  
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As stated in the title text of [[29: Hitler], "the hat guy" is based on character named Aram from the now-defunct webcomic [http://www.meninhats.com/ ''Men in Hats'']. Like Black Hat, Aram seems to have frequently made judgmental, insulting or controversial comments in a very emotionless manner.
As stated in the title text of [[29: Hitler], the Black Hat character and headgear was originally a based on character named Aram from a now-defunct webcomic entitled [http://www.meninhats.com/ ''Men in Hats'' - http://www.meninhats.com/]. Like Black Hat, Aram seems to have frequently made judgmental, insulting or controversial comments in a very emotionless manner. Aram wore a grey (perhaps intended to be black) suit with a red bowtie and a black top hat with white stripe above the brim. In his earliest appearances, Black Hat wore a taller top-hat style hat. This quickly evolved into the boater style hat he currently sports over the next several appearances. Comic [[29: Hitler]] references Black Hat as "the hat guy".
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Black Hat does not appear to have originally been a reference to {{w|Black hat hacking}}. However, the character has evolved to have very similar motivation, hatching evil schemes often for no reason other than to cause chaos or go against the societal norms.
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Black Hat does not appear to have originally been a reference to {{w|Black hat hacking}}. However, the character has evolved to have very similar motivation, hatching evil schemes often for no reason other than to cause chaos or go against the societal norms. He has found a female counterpart in [[Danish]].
  
 
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Revision as of 09:41, 25 February 2013

Black Hat

A close-up of Black Hat from 1063: Kill Hitler
First appearance 12: Poisson
Known appearances 110

Black Hat is a stick figure character in xkcd. He is distinguished by his eponymous black hat. In his earliest appearances, Black Hat wore a taller top-hat style hat, that quickly evolved to have the current shape and style of a boater.

As stated in the title text of [[29: Hitler], "the hat guy" is based on character named Aram from the now-defunct webcomic Men in Hats. Like Black Hat, Aram seems to have frequently made judgmental, insulting or controversial comments in a very emotionless manner.

Black Hat does not appear to have originally been a reference to Black hat hacking. However, the character has evolved to have very similar motivation, hatching evil schemes often for no reason other than to cause chaos or go against the societal norms. He has found a female counterpart in Danish.

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