White hat as seen in 973: MTV Generation
|First appearance||260: The Glass Necklace|
White Hat or White Hat Guy is a stick figure character in xkcd. He is distinguished by his eponymous white hat which appears to be in the shape and style of a boater. His appearance is identical to that of Black Hat other than the color of their respective hats. (Interestingly, the two characters have been depicted together only at Click and Drag and 1000: 1000 Comics, still without a real connection between them.)
In early comics, White Hat appeared mostly as a rare secondary character. Starting with comic 915: Connoisseur, White Hat started appearing more often and developed more of a personality, often playing the role of a philosophically misguided person. In this way, he's a bit of a straw man, making logical fallacies to help advance Randall's point. Other times, he is simply an alternative to Cueball, Hairy, or Megan.