I try to be aware of differences between what logic and my emotions suggest, but... Yeah, that's easier said than done...
I did mention that Ellen was inconsistent by design regarding her ownership of memories, and this is an example of that. Part of her is "I never played this", and another is "heck YEAH I played this".
Transformed All Along
"Rational Ellen" has lighter hair of nonsense in canon that made a lighter green her "natural" hair color.
Technically, Ellen has spent this entire storyline in a transformed state, as she uses a transformation watch to keep her old hair and eye color in public.