Let's put this blond hair debate to rest. I think it's a "you say tomayto I say tomahto" thing. You think it's dark blond; I think it's light brown. I google imaged "dark blond hair". Most of the images were genuinely dark blond, but others were light brown. To me, the only time Rupes has been blond is in Striped Pajamas. The others were light brown. But if that's dark blond in your book, so be it.