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14th Jul '17 7:53:12 AM Pamina
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** One of the Wise Ones threatens to do this to Egwene if she doesn't stop acting so childishly. (This threat is followed up on, with short skirt to match.)
** Aiel [[AmazonBrigade Maidens]], who take HonorBeforeReason to extremes, do this with the addition of carrying dolls after a particular failing.



* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'': One of the Wise Ones threatens to do this to Egwene if she doesn't stop acting so childishly. And she carries it out, too.

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* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'': ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'':
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One of the Wise Ones threatens to do this to Egwene if she doesn't stop acting so childishly. And she carries it out, too.(This threat is followed up on, with short skirt to match.)
** Aiel [[AmazonBrigade Maidens]], who take HonorBeforeReason to extremes, do this with the addition of carrying dolls after a particular failing.
13th Jul '17 9:48:14 PM Pamina
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* ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'': Dorothy sports braided pigtails throughout the first half of the film. After her makeover in the Emerald City she wears her hair down with a bow instead, but the pigtails have become far more iconic.



* Literature/PippiLongstocking, of course, is usually depicted with her red hair in two horizontal braided pigtails sticking out either side of her head. This is entirely in keeping with her zany, childish glee.

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* Literature/PippiLongstocking, of course, is usually depicted with wears her red hair in two horizontal braided pigtails sticking out either side of her head. This is entirely in keeping with her zany, childish glee.



* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''

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* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'': One of the Wise Ones threatens to do this to Egwene if she doesn't stop acting so childishly. And she carries it out, too.
* ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'' doesn't specify Dorothy's hairstyle, but the original illustrator, W.W. Denslow, drew her with braided pigtails. This look became so iconic for her that almost every subsequent illustrator has followed suit, as did [[Film/TheWizardOfOz the movie.]]
13th Jul '17 9:33:28 PM Pamina
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13th Jul '17 9:33:25 PM Pamina
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* GirlyGirl Lila in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' has braided pigtails. Zigzagged with Helga, she has pigtails but is a TomboyWithAGirlyStreak.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'':
** Helga has pigtails, but is a TomboyWithAGirlyStreak and a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, not the standard cute GirlyGirl. She is a {{Tsundere}}, though.
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GirlyGirl Lila in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' has braided pigtails. Zigzagged with Helga, she has pigtails but is a TomboyWithAGirlyStreak.pigtails, playing the trope more straight than Helga.
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* In ''Series/TheBigComfyCouch'', Loonette's signature hairstyle is pigtails sticking out from holes in her hat.
23rd Jun '17 12:53:13 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Yuka Ayase from the original ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' is a rather immature ''[[GyaruGirl kogal]]'' who sports high pigtails.
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* Wrestling/TaminaSnuka of all people sported these when she fell in love with Santino.

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* Wrestling/TaminaSnuka of all people sported these when she fell in love with Santino.Wrestling/{{Santino|Marella}}.
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', Rise Kujikawa wears her hair in high pigtails to emphasize her girly IdolSinger self. There's also Nanako, but she has pigtails because she really is a little girl.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': Teenager Ann Tamaki wears her hair in two low pigtails.

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* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'':
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In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona4'', Rise Kujikawa wears her hair in high pigtails to emphasize her girly IdolSinger self.persona. There's also Nanako, but she has pigtails because she really is a little girl.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': ** ''VideoGame/Persona5'': Teenager and part-time model Ann Tamaki Takamaki wears her hair in two low pigtails.
5th Apr '17 11:57:13 PM Golondrina
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* Shizuka Minamoto from ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}''.

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* Shizuka Minamoto Hinata Kawamoto from ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}''.''Manga/SangatsuNoLion'', who's a middle-schooler going through the many follies of her youth such as teenagers' generalized lack of punctuality and the fumbles experienced during her first crush, sports these most of the time.
* Mikan from ''Manga/AliceAcademy''. Then again, she ''is'' still a very young girl.
* The {{Tsundere}} FriendlySniper of Night Raid, Mine, from ''Manga/AkameGaKill''.
* ''Manga/{{ARIA}}'',
** Akari, being a classically childish character.
** Aika has them too until she [[spoiler:burns her hair]]. She is definitely more of a {{tsundere}}, though.
* Aria Kanzaki and Riko Mine from ''LightNovel/AriaTheScarletAmmo'' both sport twin tails, Aria being a tsundere and Riko being straight-out immature and bratty.
* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia''
** Seychelles sports low twintails with big ribbons.
** The strip that introduces Liechtenstein showed that she used to have long twin braids before cutting her hair to resemble more her brother Switzerland.
** Also, the author's own GenderBender version of the characters shows England as a {{meganekko}} with twin tails, and given that male England is normally quite Tsundere by himself...
** In a recent blog update, [[http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/2994/canakosan.jpg a female Canada]] has these as well.
** [[GenkiGirl Taiwan]] temporarily got this hairstyle during the Hetaween special to go along with her IdolSinger costume (complete with ZettaiRyouki).
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'':
** Chiyo-chan, who skipped to high school when she was 10.
** Yomi has them in the supplementary lessons.
* Runo from ''Anime/{{Bakugan}}''. Yep, yet another {{Tsundere}}.
* Shiroyama of ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}'' has a cute pair of pigtails, complete with bows in them. Oh, by the way, ''[[http://images.wikia.com/beelzebub/images/a/a7/Takeshi_Shiroyama.png this]]'' is Shiroyama. Later on, there's Futaba and Chiyo, both of whom are four year old girls, and Azusa from St. Ishiyama, who's [[TheDitz a cheerful ditz]].
* In ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', [[TheBaroness Balalaika's]] StartOfDarkness episode "Little Soldier Girls" reveals that she wore her hair like this prior to enlisting in the Soviet Special Forces. This serves to highlight the contrast between the innocent girl that she was, and the nihilistic BloodKnight that she becomes.



* The homonymous protagonist from ''Anime/CandyCandy'', emphasizing her optimism and youthfulness.
* In ''Manga/CastleTownDandelion'', Hikari and Hana are straight examples of these, as they are a fifth-grade girl and a smitten teenager respectively. Akane is a downplayed case as she tied her pigtails from the bottom to [[DefiedTrope avoid this trope's association with girlishness]].
* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', several characters uses this look at different times:
** Most obvious is Nina Einstein, a shy wallflower whose look emphasizes her relative GenericCuteness vs. her more buxom friends. She goes for a more mature look after things [[FromBadToWorse go horribly wrong, and she continues to lose her innocence]].
** Shirley also has the look occasionally, emphasizing her [[{{Moe}} moe appeal]], as well as wearing twin Celtic braids on occasion.
** Nunnally also sports the same type of hairstyles as Shirley (twin pigtails in some audio dramas, and the braids near the R2 finale).
** And although it may be overlooked, both Marianne vi Britannia and [[spoiler:her SoulJar]], Anya Alstreim, have the version that emphasizes their girlishness. In [[http://www.animecharactersdatabase.com:81/images/Codegeass/Anya.jpg Anya's]] case, the look may have been influenced by the one Marianne wore [[http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:aic81d3KRcnP8M:http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r171/BoyzSuck24/Code%20Geass/o782lx.jpg&t=1 in her youth]] as a Knight of Rounds.
** Alice, from ''Manga/NightmareOfNunnally'', also wears Girlish Pigtails. In her case, it emphasizes her tomboyish and slightly {{Tsundere}} nature as opposed to Nunnally's epic {{Moe}}. In the end, [[ImportantHaircut both characters cut their hair]]. Ironically, it makes Alice resemble her dead sister and Nunnally resemble her 7-year-old self (pre-blindness)... who wore Girlish Pigtails...
* As a little girl, Rosette from ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' had twin braids. As she got older, she wore two pigtails at the top, but keeping the rest of her hair out and flowing, probably signifying that she's still somewhat innocent (being a nun and an idealist), but maturing into adulthood, as well. (Not to mention she's more than a little {{Tsundere}}.) In the manga's epilogue, she's shown in her twenties with the pigtails missing completely.
* Sakura Yoshino in ''VisualNovel/DaCapo''. Subverted in that [[spoiler:she never ages, and that she permanently looks young. By ''VisualNovel/DaCapoII'', she is in her sixties yet she looks shorter and younger than Yume.]]



* Somewhat subverted with Lenalee from ''Manga/DGrayMan''; while she exhibits a sweet personality, she can and ''will'' mess you up if you threaten her or her friends. (The twintails were later [[CloseCallHaircut sheared off]] after a battle, resulting in her having BoyishShortHair from episodes 63-103, and eventually growing that into a bob hairstyle at the end of the 2006 series and carrying it over into the 2016 seriers, ''Hallow''.)
* Shizuka Minamoto from ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}''.
* Videl has pigtails in her first few episodes of ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. She had them cut mostly because she blackmailed Gohan into training her in using his abilities and he had pointed out that long hair is distracting for flying, much to her annoyance. [[spoiler:(She had thought he ''liked'' girls with short hair.)]]
* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', Lucy's signature hairstyle used to be one pigtail at her right temple and the rest of her hair loose, but post-TimeSkip, she has taken a liking to this trope and almost always has her hair in two pigtails at her backhead. Wendy, who is the TokenMiniMoe of the series, also regularly wears her long hair in pigtails.
* RobotGirl Drossel from ''Anime/{{Fireball}}'' has two long metal flaps attached to her head, which look suspiciously like pigtails. She is arguably the {{tsundere}}-type.
* Tazusa from ''LightNovel/GinbanKaleidoscope'' has these. [[SarcasmMode Shockingly]], her personality is disturbingly similar to that of a {{Tsundere}}.
* Kirin of ''Manga/GourmetGirlGraffiti'' wears short pigtails and is the least mature of the cast.
* Wendy Garret of ''Anime/GunXSword'' sports twin braids which suspiciously resemble the mascot of a certain hamburger chain. They tend to make her look even younger than her implied age (probably early teens), and on the rare occasions when she wears her hair down, she looks older -- so much so that in one scene, her traveling companion fails to recognize her without the pigtails.



* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
** Although it doesn't look like it (likely because they're so well-blended in), Asuka has pigtails. This is perhaps symbolic of her trying not to be a girl, but really is. Fittingly, it's the "tsundere tails" style, which she helped codify thanks to her [[{{Tsundere}} personality]].
** A more noticeable example would be Hikari who, along with the pigtails, comes with a {{Tsundere}} personality as well just like Asuka.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'' offers a lethal example of this trope: The three Gamia sisters. They are three identical, blonde, [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots human-looking]] [[RobotGirl robots]], and each one wears ponytails that are long enough to touch the ground. Each strand of hair is made of RazorFloss and it is sharp enough to slice stones, metal... and, of course, human flesh. And they can move them at will. They showed up again in ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' and ''Anime/ShinMazinger''.

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
In ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', Haruhi invokes this with Mikuru's waitress {{Cosplay}} outfit, in order to enhance the {{Moe}} in Mikuru's look.
** Although it doesn't look like it (likely because they're so well-blended in), Asuka has pigtails. This is perhaps symbolic Haruhi herself, before cutting her hair, also used to wear pigtails on occasion when she entered North High, as part of her trying not routine of changing hairstyles according to be a girl, but really is. Fittingly, it's the "tsundere tails" style, which she helped codify thanks to her [[{{Tsundere}} personality]].
** A more noticeable example would be Hikari who, along with
day of the pigtails, comes with week.
* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler''
** Nagi is both
a {{Tsundere}} personality as well just like Asuka.
and a somewhat innocent little girl.
** Izumi and Ayumu both share the "innocent young girl" and [[EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs hair decorations]] look without the {{tsundere}} or length to take away from it.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'' offers a lethal example of Eriri Spencer Sawamura and Izumi Hashima from ''LightNovel/HowToRaiseABoringGirlfriend'' sport this trope: The three Gamia sisters. They are three identical, blonde, [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots human-looking]] [[RobotGirl robots]], hairstyle. Eriri is the tsundere, and each one Izumi is the youngest member of the cast.
* ''LightNovel/IfHerFlagBreaks'': Kurumiko has this hair style, which fits her cheerful personality. Hakua has pigtails as well, fitting her child-like behavior.
* In ''Manga/InuYasha'' Rin, the youngest, most innocent girl in the main cast,
wears ponytails that are long enough to touch half of her bangs up in a haphazard little clump of a pigtail near the ground. Each strand front of hair is made of RazorFloss and her head. This could possibly be considered a TomboyishPonytail but it is sharp enough to slice stones, metal... and, of course, human flesh. And they can move them at will. They showed up again in ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' too small and ''Anime/ShinMazinger''.though Rin isn't by any means a refined young lady, she's not exactly a tomboy.
* Nanao of ''Manga/JunsuiAdolescence'' is a {{Tsundere}} with pigtails. The other tsundere Kiiko is also briefly shown with these.
* ''Manga/KiniroMosaic'':
** Alice is a pigtail-wearing TheIngenue, while Aya is a pigtail-wearing "girly girl" out of a TomboyAndGirlyGirl pair.
** Youko, the resident {{tomboy}}, {{invoked|trope}} this when she [[FemininityFailure tries imitating Aya in order to be more "ladylike"]].
* Azusa in ''Manga/KOn'' has these. Fittingly, she's the closest thing the group has to a {{Tsundere}}. Hilariously, the first time she's seen playing a guitar, [[Music/LedZeppelin Jimmy Page and Robert Plant]] are shown as a background image, both with enormous pigtails.
* Konata from ''Anime/LuckyStar'' straight-up calls Kagami a {{Tsundere}} for being moody and having pigtails. On the other hand, Yutaka's pigtails carries the ''innocence'' connotation. This duality was {{lampshade|Hanging}}d when the Hiiragi sisters exchanged hairstyles and Konata thought Tsukasa looks [[UpToEleven infantile]] in pigtails. In another episode, Kagami floats the idea of cutting her hair and Konata begs her not to because "pigtails are the classic {{Tsundere}} hairstyle!"



* Eri from ''Manga/SchoolRumble''. {{Tsundere}} to the bone. [[UnluckyEverydude Harima]] only has eyes for [[GenkiGirl Tenma]], but Tenma thinks that he likes her sister [[YamatoNadeshiko Yakumo]]. Tenma sends Eri (who secretly has feelings for Harima) to question him about what kind of girl he likes, under some pretense that isn't important right now. Eri asks him what kind of hairstyle he likes for a girl, as he spots Tenma's signature pigtail hiding a few feet away and realizes what this is all about. He decides to drop an unsubtle hint by stating how he likes girls with pigtails -- without realizing that Eri also has pigtails. [[HilarityEnsues Cue Yakumo walking in with pigtails.]] (Notably each girl has very different styles of tails, with Tenma having ExpressiveHair and Eri being closer to RegalRinglets, while Yakumo normally wears her hair loose [[DontExplainTheJoke and seems to have only switched over for the sake of the gag]].)
* Maka from ''Manga/SoulEater'', like Misa, has her hair in thin pigtails (however, they ''are'' her hair completely parted and tied, unlike a few streaks in Misa's case). She's generally nice, but... yeah, she also has her {{Tsundere}} streaks. Although, the pigtails may be more to signify her somewhat tomboyish personality (she never really shows interest in girlish things, and is more into defeating her enemies and becoming stronger and smarter).
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'':
** Chiyo-chan, who skipped to high school when she was 10.
** Yomi has them in the supplementary lessons.
* The title character from ''Manga/{{Yotsuba}}'' (written by the same author as ''Azumanga Daioh''). She's five and very energetic and cheery.
* Konata from ''Anime/LuckyStar'' straight-up calls Kagami a {{Tsundere}} for being moody and having pigtails. On the other hand, Yutaka's pigtails carries the ''innocence'' connotation. This duality was {{lampshade|Hanging}}d when the Hiiragi sisters exchanged hairstyles and Konata thought Tsukasa looks [[UpToEleven infantile]] in pigtails. In another episode, Kagami floats the idea of cutting her hair and Konata begs her not to because "pigtails are the classic {{Tsundere}} hairstyle!"
* Somewhat subverted with Lenalee from ''Manga/DGrayMan''; while she exhibits a sweet personality, she can and ''will'' mess you up if you threaten her or her friends. (The twintails were later [[CloseCallHaircut sheared off]] after a battle, resulting in her having BoyishShortHair from episodes 63-103, and eventually growing that into a bob hairstyle at the end of the 2006 series and carrying it over into the 2016 seriers, ''Hallow''.)
* In ''Manga/InuYasha'' Rin, the youngest, most innocent girl in the main cast, wears half of her bangs up in a haphazard little clump of a pigtail near the front of her head. This could possibly be considered a TomboyishPonytail but it is too small and though Rin isn't by any means a refined young lady, she's not exactly a tomboy.



* The homonymous protagonist from ''Anime/CandyCandy'', emphasizing her optimism and youthfulness.
* Kokoa from ''Manga/RosarioToVampire''. Tsundere to the hilt (a trait which the manga and the anime address in opposite directions), loves her big sister Moka while at the same time wanting to defeat her in battle.
* Tomoka Osakada (12-year-old {{Tsundere}}) and Miyuki Chitose (10-year-old {{Bokukko}}) from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''.
* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler''
** Nagi is both a {{Tsundere}} and a somewhat innocent little girl.
** Izumi and Ayumu both share the "innocent young girl" and [[EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs hair decorations]] look without the {{tsundere}} or length to take away from it.
* As a little girl, Rosette from ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' had twin braids. As she got older, she wore two pigtails at the top, but keeping the rest of her hair out and flowing, probably signifying that she's still somewhat innocent (being a nun and an idealist), but maturing into adulthood, as well. (Not to mention she's more than a little {{Tsundere}}.) In the manga's epilogue, she's shown in her twenties with the pigtails missing completely.
* Azusa in ''Manga/KOn'' has these. Fittingly, she's the closest thing the group has to a {{Tsundere}}. Hilariously, the first time she's seen playing a guitar, [[Music/LedZeppelin Jimmy Page and Robert Plant]] are shown as a background image, both with enormous pigtails.



* Subverted by Meru in ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei''. She has twintails and looks like a CuteMute until you get to know her. Total bitch.
* The title character of ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana''. 'Nother {{Tsundere}}.
* The title character of ''Anime/WitchHunterRobin'' has a really weird variation. Probably supposed to [[ArtisticAge remind us that she's fifteen]].

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* Subverted by Meru in ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei''. She ''Anime/MaiHime'':
** Mikoto, whose hair is mostly cut short except for two thin braids. The childish kind.
** A young Yukariko
has twintails a pair in the eleventh special, and her hair greatly resembles Mikoto's.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'' offers a lethal example of this trope: The three Gamia sisters. They are three identical, blonde, [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots human-looking]] [[RobotGirl robots]], and each one wears ponytails that are long enough to touch the ground. Each strand of hair is made of RazorFloss and it is sharp enough to slice stones, metal... and, of course, human flesh. And they can move them at will. They showed up again in ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' and ''Anime/ShinMazinger''.
* ''Anime/MekakucityActors'': [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130706030140/vocaloid/images/3/37/Takane_Enomoto_Kagerou_Days_manga.png Takane Enomoto]] and [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/3ca60c0dc8171c05e234f4943ca44390/tumblr_n50b432NfF1qbqs26o7_500.png Hiyori Asahina]] both sport this hairstyle. Coincidentally, both fit the Type-A description of {{Tsundere}} to a T.
* Nena Trinity from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' sports twin pigtails and while at first she
looks like a CuteMute until you get cheery and innocent... she turns out to know her. Total bitch.
* The title character of ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana''. 'Nother {{Tsundere}}.
* The title character of ''Anime/WitchHunterRobin'' has
be a really weird variation. Probably supposed to [[ArtisticAge remind us that she's fifteen]].[[PsychopathicManchild Psychopathic Womanchild]] who'd nuke a wedding party because she is tired. Oh dear.



* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia''
** Seychelles sports low twintails with big ribbons.
** The strip that introduces Liechtenstein showed that she used to have long twin braids before cutting her hair to resemble more her brother Switzerland.
** Also, the author's own GenderBender version of the characters shows England as a {{meganekko}} with twin tails, and given that male England is normally quite Tsundere by himself...
** In a recent blog update, [[http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/2994/canakosan.jpg a female Canada]] has these as well.
** [[GenkiGirl Taiwan]] temporarily got this hairstyle during the Hetaween special to go along with her IdolSinger costume (complete with ZettaiRyouki).
* Runo from ''Anime/{{Bakugan}}''. Yep, yet another {{Tsundere}}.
* Mikan from ''Manga/AliceAcademy''. Then again, she ''is'' still a very young girl.
* Tazusa from ''LightNovel/GinbanKaleidoscope'' has these. [[SarcasmMode Shockingly]], her personality is disturbingly similar to that of a {{Tsundere}}.
* ''Anime/MaiHime'':
** Mikoto, whose hair is mostly cut short except for two thin braids. The childish kind.
** A young Yukariko has a pair in the eleventh special, and her hair greatly resembles Mikoto's.
* Flute from ''Manga/ViolinistOfHameln'' sports these for a while, along with a pink hat, but later graduates to a different, more mature hat with her hair hanging loose.
* RobotGirl Drossel from ''Anime/{{Fireball}}'' has two long metal flaps attached to her head, which look suspiciously like pigtails. She is arguably the {{tsundere}}-type.
* ''Manga/{{ARIA}}'',
** Akari, being a classically childish character.
** Aika has them too until she [[spoiler:burns her hair]]. She is definitely more of a {{tsundere}}, though.
* Nodoka of ''Manga/{{Saki}}''. Seemed to be a contrast to her logical personality at first, until [[SchoolgirlLesbians her schoolgirl crush on Saki comes out]]. And then there's the penguin plushie.
-->'''Mako:''' ''(teasingly)'' How old ''are'' you?\\
'''Yuuki:''' ''(also teasingly)'' You're such a baby!\\
'''Nodoka:''' ''(in a huff while hugging her penguin)'' I'm going to sleep now! \\
'''Hisa:''' ''(thinking to herself while she watches everyone)'' Even though she's usually so resolute, Nodoka can be unexpectedly childish at times.

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* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia''
''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
** Seychelles sports low twintails with big ribbons.
** The strip that introduces Liechtenstein showed that
Although it doesn't look like it (likely because they're so well-blended in), Asuka has pigtails. This is perhaps symbolic of her trying not to be a girl, but really is. Fittingly, it's the "tsundere tails" style, which she used helped codify thanks to have long twin braids before cutting her hair to resemble [[{{Tsundere}} personality]].
** A
more her brother Switzerland.
** Also, the author's own GenderBender version of the characters shows England as a {{meganekko}} with twin tails, and given that male England is normally quite Tsundere by himself...
** In a recent blog update, [[http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/2994/canakosan.jpg a female Canada]] has these as well.
** [[GenkiGirl Taiwan]] temporarily got this hairstyle during the Hetaween special to go
noticeable example would be Hikari who, along with her IdolSinger costume (complete the pigtails, comes with ZettaiRyouki).
* Runo from ''Anime/{{Bakugan}}''. Yep, yet another {{Tsundere}}.
* Mikan from ''Manga/AliceAcademy''. Then again, she ''is'' still
a very young girl.
* Tazusa from ''LightNovel/GinbanKaleidoscope'' has these. [[SarcasmMode Shockingly]], her
{{Tsundere}} personality is disturbingly similar to that as well just like Asuka.
* Aoba Suzukaze
of a {{Tsundere}}.
* ''Anime/MaiHime'':
** Mikoto, whose hair is mostly cut short except for two thin braids. The childish kind.
** A young Yukariko
''Manga/NewGame'' has a pair in the eleventh special, and her hair greatly resembles Mikoto's.
in pigtails, and is a high school graduate in a company full of young adults.
* Flute from ''Manga/ViolinistOfHameln'' sports these for a while, along with a pink hat, but later graduates to a different, more mature hat with her hair hanging loose.
* RobotGirl Drossel from ''Anime/{{Fireball}}''
Perona, one of the villains of the Thriller Bark arc of ''Manga/OnePiece'' (specifically, TheDarkChick of Gecko Moria's FiveBadBand), has two long metal flaps attached to her head, which look suspiciously like pigtails. She pigtails styled in RegalRinglets.
* Naturally, ''Anime/OreTwintailNiNarimasu''
is arguably the {{tsundere}}-type.
* ''Manga/{{ARIA}}'',
** Akari, being a classically childish character.
** Aika has them too until she [[spoiler:burns her hair]]. She is definitely more
full of a {{tsundere}}, though.
* Nodoka of ''Manga/{{Saki}}''. Seemed to be a contrast to her logical personality at first, until [[SchoolgirlLesbians her schoolgirl crush on Saki comes out]]. And then there's the penguin plushie.
-->'''Mako:''' ''(teasingly)'' How old ''are'' you?\\
'''Yuuki:''' ''(also teasingly)'' You're such a baby!\\
'''Nodoka:''' ''(in a huff while hugging her penguin)'' I'm going to sleep now! \\
'''Hisa:''' ''(thinking to herself while she watches everyone)'' Even though she's usually so resolute, Nodoka can be unexpectedly childish at times.
this trope.



* Videl has pigtails in her first few episodes of ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. She had them cut mostly because she blackmailed Gohan into training her in using his abilities and he had pointed out that long hair is distracting for flying, much to her annoyance. [[spoiler:(She had thought he ''liked'' girls with short hair.)]]
* In ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', [[TheBaroness Balalaika's]] StartOfDarkness episode "Little Soldier Girls" reveals that she wore her hair like this prior to enlisting in the Soviet Special Forces. This serves to highlight the contrast between the innocent girl that she was, and the nihilistic BloodKnight that she becomes.
* Sakura Yoshino in ''VisualNovel/DaCapo''. Subverted in that [[spoiler:she never ages, and that she permanently looks young. By ''VisualNovel/DaCapoII'', she is in her sixties yet she looks shorter and younger than Yume.]]
* In ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', Haruhi invokes this with Mikuru's waitress {{Cosplay}} outfit, in order to enhance the {{Moe}} in Mikuru's look.
** Haruhi herself, before cutting her hair, also used to wear pigtails on occasion when she entered North High, as part of her routine of changing hairstyles according to the day of the week.
* Nena Trinity from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' sports twin pigtails and while at first she looks cheery and innocent... she turns out to be a [[PsychopathicManchild Psychopathic Womanchild]] who'd nuke a wedding party because she is tired. Oh dear.
* Nanao of ''Manga/JunsuiAdolescence'' is a {{Tsundere}} with pigtails. The other tsundere Kiiko is also briefly shown with these.
* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', several characters uses this look at different times:
** Most obvious is Nina Einstein, a shy wallflower whose look emphasizes her relative GenericCuteness vs. her more buxom friends. She goes for a more mature look after things [[FromBadToWorse go horribly wrong, and she continues to lose her innocence]].
** Shirley also has the look occasionally, emphasizing her [[{{Moe}} moe appeal]], as well as wearing twin Celtic braids on occasion.
** Nunnally also sports the same type of hairstyles as Shirley (twin pigtails in some audio dramas, and the braids near the R2 finale).
** And although it may be overlooked, both Marianne vi Britannia and [[spoiler:her SoulJar]], Anya Alstreim, have the version that emphasizes their girlishness. In [[http://www.animecharactersdatabase.com:81/images/Codegeass/Anya.jpg Anya's]] case, the look may have been influenced by the one Marianne wore [[http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:aic81d3KRcnP8M:http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r171/BoyzSuck24/Code%20Geass/o782lx.jpg&t=1 in her youth]] as a Knight of Rounds.
** Alice, from ''Manga/NightmareOfNunnally'', also wears Girlish Pigtails. In her case, it emphasizes her tomboyish and slightly {{Tsundere}} nature as opposed to Nunnally's epic {{Moe}}. In the end, [[ImportantHaircut both characters cut their hair]]. Ironically, it makes Alice resemble her dead sister and Nunnally resemble her 7-year-old self (pre-blindness)... who wore Girlish Pigtails...
* Perona, one of the villains of the Thriller Bark arc of ''Manga/OnePiece'' (specifically, TheDarkChick of Gecko Moria's FiveBadBand), has pigtails styled in RegalRinglets.

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* Videl In ''Anime/PanzerWorldGalient'', cutesy, bratty, ten-year-old Chururu has pigtails in her first few episodes of ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. pigtails. She had [[spoiler:stops wearing them cut mostly because when she blackmailed Gohan into training her in using his abilities and he had pointed out that long hair is distracting for flying, much to her annoyance. [[spoiler:(She had thought he ''liked'' girls with short hair.)]]
* In ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', [[TheBaroness Balalaika's]] StartOfDarkness episode "Little Soldier Girls" reveals that she wore her hair like this prior to enlisting in the Soviet Special Forces. This serves to highlight the contrast between the innocent girl that she was, and the nihilistic BloodKnight that she becomes.
* Sakura Yoshino in ''VisualNovel/DaCapo''. Subverted in that [[spoiler:she never ages, and that she permanently looks young. By ''VisualNovel/DaCapoII'', she is in her sixties yet she looks shorter and younger than Yume.
grows up.]]
* In ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', Haruhi invokes this with Mikuru's waitress {{Cosplay}} outfit, in order to enhance the {{Moe}} in Mikuru's look.
** Haruhi herself, before cutting her hair, also used to wear pigtails on occasion when she entered North High, as part of her routine of changing hairstyles according
Tomoka Osakada (12-year-old {{Tsundere}}) and Miyuki Chitose (10-year-old {{Bokukko}}) from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''.
* Kokoa from ''Manga/RosarioToVampire''. Tsundere
to the day of hilt (a trait which the week.
* Nena Trinity from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' sports twin pigtails
manga and the anime address in opposite directions), loves her big sister Moka while at first the same time wanting to defeat her in battle.
* Ritsuko from ''Manga/SakamichiNoApollon'' wears her hair in pigtails, which when combined with her YouthfulFreckles gives her a HollywoodHomely look. She bemoans how
she looks cheery and innocent... isn't as 'pretty' as her urban-born friend. [[spoiler:As an adult she turns out wears her hair short, in a pixie cut]].
* Nodoka of ''Manga/{{Saki}}''. Seemed
to be a [[PsychopathicManchild Psychopathic Womanchild]] who'd nuke contrast to her logical personality at first, until [[SchoolgirlLesbians her schoolgirl crush on Saki comes out]]. And then there's the penguin plushie.
-->'''Mako:''' ''(teasingly)'' How old ''are'' you?\\
'''Yuuki:''' ''(also teasingly)'' You're such
a wedding party because baby!\\
'''Nodoka:''' ''(in a huff while hugging her penguin)'' I'm going to sleep now! \\
'''Hisa:''' ''(thinking to herself while
she is tired. Oh dear.
watches everyone)'' Even though she's usually so resolute, Nodoka can be unexpectedly childish at times.
* Nanao of ''Manga/JunsuiAdolescence'' is Subverted by Meru in ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei''. She has twintails and looks like a CuteMute until you get to know her. Total bitch.
* Eri from ''Manga/SchoolRumble''.
{{Tsundere}} to the bone. [[UnluckyEverydude Harima]] only has eyes for [[GenkiGirl Tenma]], but Tenma thinks that he likes her sister [[YamatoNadeshiko Yakumo]]. Tenma sends Eri (who secretly has feelings for Harima) to question him about what kind of girl he likes, under some pretense that isn't important right now. Eri asks him what kind of hairstyle he likes for a girl, as he spots Tenma's signature pigtail hiding a few feet away and realizes what this is all about. He decides to drop an unsubtle hint by stating how he likes girls with pigtails -- without realizing that Eri also has pigtails. The other tsundere Kiiko is also briefly shown [[HilarityEnsues Cue Yakumo walking in with these.
* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', several characters uses this look at
pigtails.]] (Notably each girl has very different times:
** Most obvious is Nina Einstein, a shy wallflower whose look emphasizes
styles of tails, with Tenma having ExpressiveHair and Eri being closer to RegalRinglets, while Yakumo normally wears her relative GenericCuteness vs. hair loose [[DontExplainTheJoke and seems to have only switched over for the sake of the gag]].)
* The title character of ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana''. 'Nother {{Tsundere}}.
* Maka from ''Manga/SoulEater'', like Misa, has
her more buxom friends. She goes for a more mature look after things [[FromBadToWorse go horribly wrong, hair in thin pigtails (however, they ''are'' her hair completely parted and tied, unlike a few streaks in Misa's case). She's generally nice, but... yeah, she continues to lose her innocence]].
** Shirley
also has the look occasionally, emphasizing her [[{{Moe}} moe appeal]], as well as wearing twin Celtic braids on occasion.
** Nunnally also sports the same type of hairstyles as Shirley (twin pigtails in some audio dramas, and the braids near the R2 finale).
** And although it may be overlooked, both Marianne vi Britannia and [[spoiler:her SoulJar]], Anya Alstreim, have the version that emphasizes their girlishness. In [[http://www.animecharactersdatabase.com:81/images/Codegeass/Anya.jpg Anya's]] case, the look may have been influenced by the one Marianne wore [[http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:aic81d3KRcnP8M:http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r171/BoyzSuck24/Code%20Geass/o782lx.jpg&t=1 in her youth]] as a Knight of Rounds.
** Alice, from ''Manga/NightmareOfNunnally'', also wears Girlish Pigtails. In her case, it emphasizes her tomboyish and slightly
{{Tsundere}} nature as opposed to Nunnally's epic {{Moe}}. In streaks. Although, the end, [[ImportantHaircut both characters cut their hair]]. Ironically, it makes Alice resemble her dead sister and Nunnally resemble her 7-year-old self (pre-blindness)... who wore Girlish Pigtails...
* Perona, one of the villains of the Thriller Bark arc of ''Manga/OnePiece'' (specifically, TheDarkChick of Gecko Moria's FiveBadBand), has
pigtails styled may be more to signify her somewhat tomboyish personality (she never really shows interest in RegalRinglets.girlish things, and is more into defeating her enemies and becoming stronger and smarter).
* Yuria Misaka from ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato2199''.
* Luluco of ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco'' has a single pigtail on her [[FashionableAsymmetry left side]] that signifies her [[NaiveEverygirl girlish immaturity]]. There's even a hole in her space helmet for it. [[spoiler: It turns into an IdiotHair when she becomes becomes Trigger-chan.]]
* ''Anime/TamakoMarket'' has Tamako, a simply, happy-go-lucky girl with pigtails.



* Wendy Garret of ''Anime/GunXSword'' sports twin braids which suspiciously resemble the mascot of a certain hamburger chain. They tend to make her look even younger than her implied age (probably early teens), and on the rare occasions when she wears her hair down, she looks older -- so much so that in one scene, her traveling companion fails to recognize her without the pigtails.

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* Wendy Garret of ''Anime/GunXSword'' This is used as a plot point in ''Anime/TokyoMagnitude8.0''. Mari's four year old daughter wears pigtails. When Mari is told her daughter and mother were killed in an earthquake she's told to identify the bodies but can't bare to. The pigtails is enough evidence for her. [[spoiler:Mirai later finds Mirai's daughter alive later and identifies her by her hair]].
* Flute from ''Manga/ViolinistOfHameln''
sports twin braids which suspiciously resemble the mascot of these for a certain hamburger chain. They tend while, along with a pink hat, but later graduates to make her look even younger than her implied age (probably early teens), and on the rare occasions when she wears a different, more mature hat with her hair down, she looks older -- so much so that in one scene, her traveling companion fails to recognize her without the pigtails.hanging loose.



* Shiroyama of ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}'' has a cute pair of pigtails, complete with bows in them. Oh, by the way, ''[[http://images.wikia.com/beelzebub/images/a/a7/Takeshi_Shiroyama.png this]]'' is Shiroyama. Later on, there's Futaba and Chiyo, both of whom are four year old girls, and Azusa from St. Ishiyama, who's [[TheDitz a cheerful ditz]].
* Aria Kanzaki and Riko Mine from ''LightNovel/AriaTheScarletAmmo'' both sport twin tails, Aria being a tsundere and Riko being straight-out immature and bratty.
* Hinata Kawamoto from ''Manga/SangatsuNoLion'', who's a middle-schooler going through the many follies of her youth such as teenagers' generalized lack of punctuality and the fumbles experienced during her first crush, sports these most of the time.
* ''Anime/TamakoMarket'' has Tamako, a simply, happy-go-lucky girl with pigtails.
* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', Lucy's signature hairstyle used to be one pigtail at her right temple and the rest of her hair loose, but post-TimeSkip, she has taken a liking to this trope and almost always has her hair in two pigtails at her backhead. Wendy, who is the TokenMiniMoe of the series, also regularly wears her long hair in pigtails.
* Naturally, ''Anime/OreTwintailNiNarimasu'' is full of this trope.
* ''Manga/KiniroMosaic'':
** Alice is a pigtail-wearing TheIngenue, while Aya is a pigtail-wearing "girly girl" out of a TomboyAndGirlyGirl pair.
** Youko, the resident {{tomboy}}, {{invoked|trope}} this when she [[FemininityFailure tries imitating Aya in order to be more "ladylike"]].
* ''LightNovel/IfHerFlagBreaks'': Kurumiko has this hair style, which fits her cheerful personality. Hakua has pigtails as well, fitting her child-like behavior.
* ''Anime/MekakucityActors'': [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130706030140/vocaloid/images/3/37/Takane_Enomoto_Kagerou_Days_manga.png Takane Enomoto]] and [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/3ca60c0dc8171c05e234f4943ca44390/tumblr_n50b432NfF1qbqs26o7_500.png Hiyori Asahina]] both sport this hairstyle. Coincidentally, both fit the Type-A description of {{Tsundere}} to a T.
* Yuria Misaka from ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato2199''.
* The {{Tsundere}} FriendlySniper of Night Raid, Mine, from ''Manga/AkameGaKill''.
* Kirin of ''Manga/GourmetGirlGraffiti'' wears short pigtails and is the least mature of the cast.
* Eriri Spencer Sawamura and Izumi Hashima from ''LightNovel/HowToRaiseABoringGirlfriend'' sport this hairstyle. Eriri is the tsundere, and Izumi is the youngest member of the cast.
* In ''Manga/CastleTownDandelion'', Hikari and Hana are straight examples of these, as they are a fifth-grade girl and a smitten teenager respectively. Akane is a downplayed case as she tied her pigtails from the bottom to [[DefiedTrope avoid this trope's association with girlishness]].
* This is used as a plot point in ''Anime/TokyoMagnitude8.0''. Mari's four year old daughter wears pigtails. When Mari is told her daughter and mother were killed in an earthquake she's told to identify the bodies but can't bare to. The pigtails is enough evidence for her. [[spoiler:Mirai later finds Mirai's daughter alive later and identifies her by her hair]].
* Ritsuko from ''Manga/SakamichiNoApollon'' wears her hair in pigtails, which when combined with her YouthfulFreckles gives her a HollywoodHomely look. She bemoans how she isn't as 'pretty' as her urban-born friend. [[spoiler:As an adult she wears her hair short, in a pixie cut]].
* In ''Anime/PanzerWorldGalient'', cutesy, bratty, ten-year-old Chururu has pigtails. She [[spoiler:stops wearing them when she grows up.]]
* Luluco of ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco'' has a single pigtail on her [[FashionableAsymmetry left side]] that signifies her [[NaiveEverygirl girlish immaturity]]. There's even a hole in her space helmet for it. [[spoiler: It turns into an IdiotHair when she becomes becomes Trigger-chan.]]
* Aoba Suzukaze of ''Manga/NewGame'' has her hair in pigtails, and is a high school graduate in a company full of young adults.

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* Shiroyama The title character of ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}'' ''Anime/WitchHunterRobin'' has a cute pair of pigtails, complete with bows in them. Oh, by the way, ''[[http://images.wikia.com/beelzebub/images/a/a7/Takeshi_Shiroyama.png this]]'' is Shiroyama. Later on, there's Futaba and Chiyo, both of whom are four year old girls, and Azusa from St. Ishiyama, who's [[TheDitz a cheerful ditz]].
* Aria Kanzaki and Riko Mine from ''LightNovel/AriaTheScarletAmmo'' both sport twin tails, Aria being a tsundere and Riko being straight-out immature and bratty.
* Hinata Kawamoto from ''Manga/SangatsuNoLion'', who's a middle-schooler going through the many follies of her youth such as teenagers' generalized lack of punctuality and the fumbles experienced during her first crush, sports these most of the time.
* ''Anime/TamakoMarket'' has Tamako, a simply, happy-go-lucky girl with pigtails.
* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', Lucy's signature hairstyle used
really weird variation. Probably supposed to be one pigtail at her right temple and the rest of her hair loose, but post-TimeSkip, she has taken a liking to this trope and almost always has her hair in two pigtails at her backhead. Wendy, who is the TokenMiniMoe of the series, also regularly wears her long hair in pigtails.
* Naturally, ''Anime/OreTwintailNiNarimasu'' is full of this trope.
* ''Manga/KiniroMosaic'':
** Alice is a pigtail-wearing TheIngenue, while Aya is a pigtail-wearing "girly girl" out of a TomboyAndGirlyGirl pair.
** Youko, the resident {{tomboy}}, {{invoked|trope}} this when she [[FemininityFailure tries imitating Aya in order to be more "ladylike"]].
* ''LightNovel/IfHerFlagBreaks'': Kurumiko has this hair style, which fits her cheerful personality. Hakua has pigtails as well, fitting her child-like behavior.
* ''Anime/MekakucityActors'': [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130706030140/vocaloid/images/3/37/Takane_Enomoto_Kagerou_Days_manga.png Takane Enomoto]] and [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/3ca60c0dc8171c05e234f4943ca44390/tumblr_n50b432NfF1qbqs26o7_500.png Hiyori Asahina]] both sport this hairstyle. Coincidentally, both fit the Type-A description of {{Tsundere}} to a T.
* Yuria Misaka from ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato2199''.
* The {{Tsundere}} FriendlySniper of Night Raid, Mine, from ''Manga/AkameGaKill''.
* Kirin of ''Manga/GourmetGirlGraffiti'' wears short pigtails and is the least mature of the cast.
* Eriri Spencer Sawamura and Izumi Hashima from ''LightNovel/HowToRaiseABoringGirlfriend'' sport this hairstyle. Eriri is the tsundere, and Izumi is the youngest member of the cast.
* In ''Manga/CastleTownDandelion'', Hikari and Hana are straight examples of these, as they are a fifth-grade girl and a smitten teenager respectively. Akane is a downplayed case as she tied her pigtails from the bottom to [[DefiedTrope avoid this trope's association with girlishness]].
* This is used as a plot point in ''Anime/TokyoMagnitude8.0''. Mari's four year old daughter wears pigtails. When Mari is told her daughter and mother were killed in an earthquake
[[ArtisticAge remind us that she's told to identify the bodies but can't bare to. fifteen]].
*
The pigtails is enough evidence for her. [[spoiler:Mirai later finds Mirai's daughter alive later and identifies her by her hair]].
* Ritsuko
title character from ''Manga/SakamichiNoApollon'' wears her hair in pigtails, which when combined with her YouthfulFreckles gives her a HollywoodHomely look. She bemoans how she isn't ''Manga/{{Yotsuba}}'' (written by the same author as 'pretty' as her urban-born friend. [[spoiler:As an adult she wears her hair short, in a pixie cut]].
* In ''Anime/PanzerWorldGalient'', cutesy, bratty, ten-year-old Chururu has pigtails. She [[spoiler:stops wearing them when she grows up.]]
* Luluco of ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco'' has a single pigtail on her [[FashionableAsymmetry left side]] that signifies her [[NaiveEverygirl girlish immaturity]]. There's even a hole in her space helmet for it. [[spoiler: It turns into an IdiotHair when she becomes becomes Trigger-chan.]]
* Aoba Suzukaze of ''Manga/NewGame'' has her hair in pigtails,
''Azumanga Daioh''). She's five and is a high school graduate in a company full of young adults.very energetic and cheery.



* In ''Fanfic/TheLegendOfTotalDramaIsland'', Katie and Sadie arrive on the island wearing their canonical pigtails, befitting their canonically childlike personalities. When they get makeovers that include ditching their pigtails for [[EightiesHair big hair]], they look "five years older than they had the day before", according to the Storyteller. Noah further lampshades this by saying, "The kiddies have grown up." Shortly thereafter, the "grown up" Katie and Sadie get caught up in one of the story's most grimly dramatic adventures--just in time for [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday Sadie's birthday]].



* In ''Fanfic/TheLegendOfTotalDramaIsland'', Katie and Sadie arrive on the island wearing their canonical pigtails, befitting their canonically childlike personalities. When they get makeovers that include ditching their pigtails for [[EightiesHair big hair]], they look "five years older than they had the day before", according to the Storyteller. Noah further lampshades this by saying, "The kiddies have grown up." Shortly thereafter, the "grown up" Katie and Sadie get caught up in one of the story's most grimly dramatic adventures--just in time for [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday Sadie's birthday]].



* Princess Anna in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' sports braided pigtails, even into adolescence, as a way of emphasizing her innocence and naivete.



* Princess Anna in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' sports braided pigtails, even into adolescence, as a way of emphasizing her innocence and naivete.



* Evey in ''Film/VForVendetta'' disguises herself as an underage prostitute for a priest. Part of her costume is pigtails, the other part is a [[CatholicSchoolgirlsRule Catholic schoolgirl outfit]].
* Claudia from ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire'' starts as an innocent girl, but when turned to a vampire she gradually becomes more jaded and evil while retaining the appearance of a child.



* ''Film/TheRock'' (1996). The wife of the FBI agent (played by Creator/NicolasCage) wore these while having sex with him.
-->"You like my pigtails, honey?"\\
"Yes, they're [[{{Fetish}} very naughty]]."
* Mindy Macready / Hit-Girl in ''Film/KickAss'' sports these when out of her superhero costume.



* Prim in ''Film/TheHungerGames''. Notable that she just has a ponytail in the sequel. Peeta also recalls a time from when Katniss was younger and had two braids instead of one.
* Claudia from ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire'' starts as an innocent girl, but when turned to a vampire she gradually becomes more jaded and evil while retaining the appearance of a child.
* ''Film/{{Jawbreaker}}'': Shown on Julie when we first meet the girls.
* Mindy Macready / Hit-Girl in ''Film/KickAss'' sports these when out of her superhero costume.
* In the Deborah Kerr version of ''King Solomon's Mines'', Elizabeth's brother suggests braiding her hair in pigtails to protect it from the humidity. She protests that she can't, as she's a grown woman. Apparently cutting off the hair is preferable to looking a little immature.



* ''Film/TheRock'' (1996). The wife of the FBI agent (played by Creator/NicolasCage) wore these while having sex with him.
-->"You like my pigtails, honey?"\\
"Yes, they're [[{{Fetish}} very naughty]]."
* Emily Browning sports blonde pigtails to play the appropriately named Babydoll in ''Film/SuckerPunch''. The pigtails help convey her innocence. In the brothel world at least, she is a virgin.



* Emily Browning sports blonde pigtails to play the appropriately named Babydoll in ''Film/SuckerPunch''. The pigtails help convey her innocence. In the brothel world at least, she is a virgin.
* In the Deborah Kerr version of ''King Solomon's Mines'', Elizabeth's brother suggests braiding her hair in pigtails to protect it from the humidity. She protests that she can't, as she's a grown woman. Apparently cutting off the hair is preferable to looking a little immature.
* Prim in ''Film/TheHungerGames''. Notable that she just has a ponytail in the sequel. Peeta also recalls a time from when Katniss was younger and had two braids instead of one.

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* Emily Browning sports blonde pigtails to play Evey in ''Film/VForVendetta'' disguises herself as an underage prostitute for a priest. Part of her costume is pigtails, the appropriately named Babydoll in ''Film/SuckerPunch''. The pigtails help convey her innocence. In the brothel world at least, she other part is a virgin.
* In the Deborah Kerr version of ''King Solomon's Mines'', Elizabeth's brother suggests braiding her hair in pigtails to protect it from the humidity. She protests that she can't, as she's a grown woman. Apparently cutting off the hair is preferable to looking a little immature.
* Prim in ''Film/TheHungerGames''. Notable that she just has a ponytail in the sequel. Peeta also recalls a time from when Katniss was younger and had two braids instead of one.
[[CatholicSchoolgirlsRule Catholic schoolgirl outfit]].



* ''Film/{{Jawbreaker}}'': Shown on Julie when we first meet the girls.
* ''Film/KickAss''. Mindy tends to wear them when out of her Hit-Girl costume. She also uses them when disguised as a DeliberatelyCuteChild to get some goons to let their guard down [[CuteAndPsycho before she kills them all]].



* In the TV film adaptation of ''Literature/FlowersInTheAttic'' Cathy is shown wearing pigtails in the first part of the film - to make the 14-year-old Kiernan Shipka look a little bit younger[[note]]Cathy starts out as twelve and ages to fifteen within the story[[/note]]
* Soleil Moon Frye's character in both live-action and animated version of ''Series/PunkyBrewster''. See above photo.
* Abby from ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' often sports pigtails as a visual clue of her [[PerkyGoth youthful personality.]]
** Actress Paulie Perette mentioned in a behind-the-scenes short that she began braiding her pigtails because her long hair got caught by the wheels of Abby's mechanic roller-board.
* Ivy from ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'' similarly has pigtails, which suits her personality as the second least mature member of the Dollhouse staff. (The first being Topher.) Echo dressed as Kiki in the episode "Belle Chose" also sports them, to show how ditsy her persona is meant to be.
* One time on ''Series/MurphyBrown'', Corky was staying over at Murphy's home and acted as if it were a slumber party. Corky said, "We could braid each others hair!" and braided Murphy's into pigtails; when Eldon came over and saw Murphy, he said she looked "like an old Heidi."
* Sarah Walker from ''Series/{{Chuck}}'', when she's undercover as Weinerlicious girl and later, Orange Orange girl. Provides a great contrast to the sexy, sophisticated spy look she sports when it's time for missions.
* Subverted by the rogue Vala in ''Series/StargateSG1'', who is anything but childlike or innocent. Given the character, though, it's possible she's doing it deliberately to mess with people.

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* In the TV film adaptation ''Series/{{Angel}}'', Wesley ends up in a not-entirely-healthy relationship with [[DatingCatwoman Lilah]], who is aware of ''Literature/FlowersInTheAttic'' Cathy is shown wearing Wesley's unrequited interest in [[GenderBlenderName Fred]]. So, just to get Wesley's gears spinning, she does a fetish impersonation, complete with pigtails in the first part of the film - to make the 14-year-old Kiernan Shipka look a little bit younger[[note]]Cathy starts out as twelve and ages to fifteen within the story[[/note]]
show how she sees Fred's relative immaturity.
* Soleil Moon Frye's character in both live-action and animated version of ''Series/PunkyBrewster''. See above photo.
* Abby from ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' often
Olive on ''Series/ANTFarm'' sports pigtails as a visual clue part of her [[PerkyGoth youthful personality.]]
** Actress Paulie Perette mentioned in a behind-the-scenes short that she began braiding her pigtails because her long hair got caught by the wheels of Abby's mechanic roller-board.
* Ivy from ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'' similarly has pigtails, which suits her personality as the second least mature member of the Dollhouse staff. (The first being Topher.) Echo dressed as Kiki in
little girl disguise on the episode "Belle Chose" also sports them, [=FraudulANT=].
* In an episode of ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', Maeby tries
to show how ditsy fool the security guard at her persona is meant to be.
* One time on ''Series/MurphyBrown'', Corky was staying over at Murphy's home and acted as if it were a slumber party. Corky said, "We could braid each others hair!" and braided Murphy's
grandmother's apartment complex into pigtails; giving her the mail by putting her hair in pigtails and riding up to the security booth on a razor scooter. Her response when Eldon came over and saw Murphy, he said she looked "like an old Heidi."
* Sarah Walker from ''Series/{{Chuck}}'', when
points out that she's undercover as Weinerlicious girl and later, Orange Orange girl. Provides a great contrast little old to be getting all that mail: "Babysit me!"
* ''Series/TheBradyBunch'':
** Cindy Brady wore these for three whole seasons to keep up the appearance of TheCutie, much
to the sexy, sophisticated spy look chagrin of actress Susan Olsen. In season 4 they were changed to braided pigtails, and ''finally'' she sports when it's time got to start wearing her hair down in the last half of season 5.
** Maureen [=McCormick=] also wore pigtails
for missions.
* Subverted by
virtually all of Season 1. She let her hair down for only a couple of scenes, including one where Marcia was going to the rogue Vala school dance, before wearing her hair down to start Season 2. Eve Plumb wore her hair in ''Series/StargateSG1'', who is anything a clip for most Season 1 episodes, but childlike or innocent. Given wears pigtails during the character, though, it's possible she's doing it deliberately to mess with people.Grand Canyon episodes.



* In the spinoff, ''Series/{{Angel}}'', Wesley ends up in a not-entirely-healthy relationship with [[DatingCatwoman Lilah]], who is aware of Wesley's unrequited interest in [[GenderBlenderName Fred]]. So, just to get Wesley's gears spinning, she does a fetish impersonation, complete with pigtails to show how she sees Fred's relative immaturity.
* When Jordan from ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' is posing as a younger woman to impress her new gynecologist, she sports pigtails.
* Winifred on ''Series/GeneralHospital'' regularly sports braided pigtails, which make her look like she's in her teens, [[DawsonCasting when her actress is in her 30's]].
* Twin braids is the [[SoapOpera Telenovela]] shorthand to say that the heroine is truly, totally innocent. Except in ''Maria Jose'', where in addition to the innocence connotation it showed the indigenous roots of the heroine.
* In an episode of ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', Maeby tries to fool the security guard at her grandmother's apartment complex into giving her the mail by putting her hair in pigtails and riding up to the security booth on a razor scooter. Her response when he points out that she's a little old to be getting all that mail: "Babysit me!"
* On ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', during one flashback sequence, Claire's hair was put in pigtails to help make her appear about five years younger. [[UncannyValley Thick makeup was apparently used, too.]]

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* In the spinoff, ''Series/{{Angel}}'', Wesley ends up Laura Quinones in a not-entirely-healthy relationship with [[DatingCatwoman Lilah]], who ''Series/{{Carrusel}}'' wears this hairstyle. She is aware of Wesley's unrequited interest in [[GenderBlenderName Fred]]. So, just to get Wesley's gears spinning, she does a fetish impersonation, complete with pigtails to show how she sees Fred's relative immaturity.
* When Jordan from ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' is posing as a younger woman to impress her new gynecologist, she sports pigtails.
* Winifred on ''Series/GeneralHospital'' regularly sports braided pigtails, which make her look like she's in her teens, [[DawsonCasting when her actress is in her 30's]].
* Twin braids is the [[SoapOpera Telenovela]] shorthand to say that the heroine is truly, totally innocent. Except in ''Maria Jose'', where in addition to the innocence connotation it showed the indigenous roots
one of the heroine.
* In an episode of ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', Maeby tries to fool
girlier girls in the security guard at her grandmother's apartment complex into giving her the mail by putting her hair in pigtails and riding up to the security booth on a razor scooter. Her response class, as well as rather immature (except for being very precocious when he points out that she's a little old it came to be getting all that mail: "Babysit me!"
* On ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', during one flashback sequence, Claire's hair was put in pigtails to help make her appear about five years younger. [[UncannyValley Thick makeup was apparently used, too.]]
romance), and not a good student.



* Rikki Chadwick from ''Series/H2OJustAddWater'' frequently wears her hair in pigtails. Ironically she is the most tomboyish of the group but is the most free spirited as well.

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* Rikki Chadwick Sarah Walker from ''Series/H2OJustAddWater'' frequently wears ''Series/{{Chuck}}'', when she's undercover as Weinerlicious girl and later, Orange Orange girl. Provides a great contrast to the sexy, sophisticated spy look she sports when it's time for missions.
* Ivy from ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'' similarly has pigtails, which suits her personality as the second least mature member of the Dollhouse staff. (The first being Topher.) Echo dressed as Kiki in the episode "Belle Chose" also sports them, to show how ditsy her persona is meant to be.
* On ''Series/ElectraWomanAndDynaGirl'', Dyna Girl has very long pigtails.
* Buffy in ''Series/FamilyAffair'', [[ContractualPurity even as the actress grew up.]]
* ''Series/FamilyMatters'': Judy Winslow wore
her hair in braided pigtails in seasons one through three. Every single season one episode she had her hair in several braided pigtails with various colored ribbons and accessories, and many season two episodes had her wearing this hairstyle. Seasons two and three she often wore the more traditional two (or three) braided pigtails. Ironically Her hair was only seen down twice in seasons one through three. Her final season before she is disappeared she wore her hair down, including in her opening title credit.
* In
the most tomboyish TV film adaptation of ''Literature/FlowersInTheAttic'' Cathy is shown wearing pigtails in the first part of the group but is film - to make the most free spirited 14-year-old Kiernan Shipka look a little bit younger[[note]]Cathy starts out as well.twelve and ages to fifteen within the story[[/note]]



* Winifred on ''Series/GeneralHospital'' regularly sports braided pigtails, which make her look like she's in her teens, [[DawsonCasting when her actress is in her 30's]].
* Rikki Chadwick from ''Series/H2OJustAddWater'' frequently wears her hair in pigtails. Ironically she is the most tomboyish of the group but is the most free spirited as well.
* On ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', during one flashback sequence, Claire's hair was put in pigtails to help make her appear about five years younger. [[UncannyValley Thick makeup was apparently used, too.]]
* One time on ''Series/MurphyBrown'', Corky was staying over at Murphy's home and acted as if it were a slumber party. Corky said, "We could braid each others hair!" and braided Murphy's into pigtails; when Eldon came over and saw Murphy, he said she looked "like an old Heidi."
* Series/{{Mythbuster|s}} Kari Byron, practically OncePerEpisode. Sometimes it's for style, and sometimes just to keep her hair out of her face (or the machinery), but it always indicates that the build team is deliberately hamming things up or testing something particularly outlandish.
* Abby from ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' often sports pigtails as a visual clue of her [[PerkyGoth youthful personality.]]
** Actress Paulie Perette mentioned in a behind-the-scenes short that she began braiding her pigtails because her long hair got caught by the wheels of Abby's mechanic roller-board.



* ''Series/TheBradyBunch'':
** Cindy Brady wore these for three whole seasons to keep up the appearance of TheCutie, much to the chagrin of actress Susan Olsen. In season 4 they were changed to braided pigtails, and ''finally'' she got to start wearing her hair down in the last half of season 5.
** Maureen [=McCormick=] also wore pigtails for virtually all of Season 1. She let her hair down for only a couple of scenes, including one where Marcia was going to the school dance, before wearing her hair down to start Season 2. Eve Plumb wore her hair in a clip for most Season 1 episodes, but wears pigtails during the Grand Canyon episodes.
* Buffy in ''Series/FamilyAffair'', [[ContractualPurity even as the actress grew up.]]

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* ''Series/TheBradyBunch'':
** Cindy Brady wore these for three whole seasons
Soleil Moon Frye's character in both live-action and animated version of ''Series/PunkyBrewster''. See above photo.
* When Jordan from ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' is posing as a younger woman
to keep up impress her new gynecologist, she sports pigtails.
* Subverted by
the appearance of TheCutie, much rogue Vala in ''Series/StargateSG1'', who is anything but childlike or innocent. Given the character, though, it's possible she's doing it deliberately to mess with people.
* Twin braids is the [[SoapOpera Telenovela]] shorthand to say that the heroine is truly, totally innocent. Except in ''Maria Jose'', where in addition
to the chagrin innocence connotation it showed the indigenous roots of actress Susan Olsen. the heroine.
*
In the first season 4 they were changed to braided pigtails, and ''finally'' she got to start wearing her hair down in the last half premiere of season 5.
** Maureen [=McCormick=] also wore
''Series/TerraNova'', Maddie is shown with pigtails for virtually all of Season 1. She let at first, in order to make her hair down for only a couple of scenes, including one where Marcia was going to seem older after the school dance, before wearing her hair down to start Season 2. Eve Plumb wore her hair in a clip for most Season 1 episodes, 2 year TimeSkip. Zoe also often sports them, but wears pigtails during the Grand Canyon episodes.
* Buffy in ''Series/FamilyAffair'', [[ContractualPurity even as the actress grew up.]]
that's because she's 7.



* Laura Quinones in ''Series/{{Carrusel}}'' wears this hairstyle. She is one of the girlier girls in the class, as well as rather immature (except for being very precocious when it came to romance), and not a good student.
* In the first season premiere of ''Series/TerraNova'', Maddie is shown with pigtails at first, in order to make her seem older after the 2 year TimeSkip. Zoe also often sports them, but that's because she's 7.
* Olive on ''Series/ANTFarm'' sports pigtails as a part of her little girl disguise on the episode [=FraudulANT=].
* Series/{{Mythbuster|s}} Kari Byron, practically OncePerEpisode. Sometimes it's for style, and sometimes just to keep her hair out of her face (or the machinery), but it always indicates that the build team is deliberately hamming things up or testing something particularly outlandish.
* Music/MileyCyrus' appearance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards ([[NeverLiveItDown yeah, that one]]) had her wearing pigtails shaped like a teddy bear's ears, [[ItMakesSenseInContext fitting the "dancing teddy bear" theme of the performance]].
* On ''Series/ElectraWomanAndDynaGirl'', Dyna Girl has very long pigtails.
* ''Series/FamilyMatters'': Judy Winslow wore her hair in braided pigtails in seasons one through three. Every single season one episode she had her hair in several braided pigtails with various colored ribbons and accessories, and many season two episodes had her wearing this hairstyle. Seasons two and three she often wore the more traditional two (or three) braided pigtails. Her hair was only seen down twice in seasons one through three. Her final season before she disappeared she wore her hair down, including in her opening title credit.



* Chibi of Music/TheBirthdayMassacre wears her hair like this in some of their videos. Also occasionally combined with a school-girl outfit. All it does is make her look creepier. [[NightmareFetishist That was probably what she was aiming at, though]].
* Music/BritneySpears is both invoking and subverting this trope when she sings "Hit Me Baby (One More Time)" in pigtails.



* Music/BritneySpears is both invoking and subverting this trope when she sings "Hit Me Baby (One More Time)" in pigtails.
* Chibi of Music/TheBirthdayMassacre wears her hair like this in some of their videos. Also occasionally combined with a school-girl outfit. All it does is make her look creepier. [[NightmareFetishist That was probably what she was aiming at, though]].



* The Statler Brothers song, "I Was There" combines this trope with ShesAllGrownUp, with the male narrator describing a woman he's known all his life. In the opening lines, getting ready for her prom, she has "bought her first heels" and "combed those last pigtails from her hair."

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* The Statler Brothers Music/MileyCyrus' appearance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards ([[NeverLiveItDown yeah, that one]]) had her wearing pigtails shaped like a teddy bear's ears, [[ItMakesSenseInContext fitting the "dancing teddy bear" theme of the performance]].
* Music/TheStatlerBrothers
song, "I Was There" combines this trope with ShesAllGrownUp, with the male narrator describing a woman he's known all his life. In the opening lines, getting ready for her prom, she has "bought her first heels" and "combed those last pigtails from her hair."



* Both Dixie Kong and Tiny Kong have these in the ''VideoGame/{{Donkey Kong|Country}}'' series. They both can also [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spin their pigtails around]] for slower descents and limited flight, respectively.

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* Both Dixie Kong and Tiny Kong have these in Britney Bloodrose from ''VideoGame/AllPointsBulletin'', [[TheDitz ditzy]] rich teenager playing gangster for fun.
* ''VideoGame/{{Ar tonelico|MelodyOfElemia}}'''s Misha bears
the ''VideoGame/{{Donkey Kong|Country}}'' series. They both can also [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spin their rare tomboyish braided pigtails.
* The new character Beth in ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac Antibirth'' sports a pair.
* In ''VideoGame/BeforeCrisis'', one of the prequel games to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Elena appears as a student, complete with
pigtails around]] for slower descents and limited flight, respectively.a schoolgirl uniform.
* Rachel Alucard from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' has very long twintails and is predictably a {{Tsundere}} as well as a [[LittleMissBadass badass]] ElegantGothicLolita {{Vampire}} [[{{Ojou}} princess]].
* Ayumi Shinozaki from ''VideoGame/CorpseParty'' wears her hair in two blue pigtails, making her seem younger than she actually is.
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': This is one of the female hairstyles players can choose. According to Miyazaki, a female graphic artist asked that this hairstyle be included when she had to leave development due to illness.



* Frederica 'Ricky' in ''VideoGame/EtrianOdyssey Untold'' may have slept in a stasis capsule for over a thousand years, but she still wears her hair in small twintails that emphasize her 'born-again youth', girlishness, and innocence from amnesia.
* Mint from ''VideoGame/ThreadsOfFate''. She's incredibly selfish and childish, too.



* Jeanette from ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' fits into the "Tsundere" type.

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* Jeanette Both Dixie Kong and Tiny Kong have these in the ''VideoGame/{{Donkey Kong|Country}}'' series. They both can also [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spin their pigtails around]] for slower descents and limited flight, respectively.
* Subverted by Paragon Branka of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''. Technically, she wears her hair in pigtails, but there's no sign of the usual girlish innocence associated with this style: [[spoiler:she's an evil and somewhat AxCrazy MadScientist]].
* [[MsFanservice Jessica]]
from ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' fits into the "Tsundere" type.''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'', even though she's an adult and quite buxom as well. Bonus points for being a {{Tsunde|re}}-[[FieryRedhead redhead]].



* Aika from ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'', which suits her outgoing and slightly childish personality.

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* Aika Frederica 'Ricky' in ''VideoGame/EtrianOdyssey Untold'' may have slept in a stasis capsule for over a thousand years, but she still wears her hair in small twintails that emphasize her 'born-again youth', girlishness, and innocence from ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'', which suits her outgoing and slightly childish personality.amnesia.



* Presea from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', although her [[OlderThanTheyLook youthful personality]] is apparent in the second game.
* In ''VideoGame/BeforeCrisis'', one of the prequel games to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Elena appears as a student, complete with pigtails and a schoolgirl uniform.
* Cammy and Rainbow Mika from the ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' series have versions of this hairdo. While Cammy's braids seem to be there just to emphasize that she's young, Mika's twin tails seem to hint at her personality, which contrasts with her being one of the largest females, in more ways than one.
* Momo Karuizawa from ''[[VideoGame/RivalSchools Project Justice]]'' has these, which fit her ''very'' [[TokenMiniMoe youthful appearance]].
* Rachel Alucard from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' has very long twintails and is predictably a {{Tsundere}} as well as a [[LittleMissBadass badass]] ElegantGothicLolita {{Vampire}} [[{{Ojou}} princess]].

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* Presea from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', although her [[OlderThanTheyLook youthful personality]] is apparent Vanille in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII''. She's portrayed as both child-like and childish by the second game.
* In ''VideoGame/BeforeCrisis'', one of Midori from the prequel games to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Elena appears as a student, complete with ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' series, emphasizing her GenkiGirl nature.
* Bastila Shan of ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' has very short pigtails.
* Jinx, the Loose Cannon from ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'', whose long, braided
pigtails and a schoolgirl uniform.
* Cammy and Rainbow Mika from the ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' series have versions of this hairdo. While
reach ''almost down to her feet''. They look very similar to Cammy's braids seem to be there just to emphasize that she's young, Mika's twin tails seem to hint at her personality, which contrasts with her being one of the largest females, in more ways than one.
* Momo Karuizawa
from ''[[VideoGame/RivalSchools Project Justice]]'' has the ''Street Fighter'' series.
* Juliet Starling from ''VideoGame/LollipopChainsaw'' sports
these, which fit her ''very'' [[TokenMiniMoe youthful appearance]].
* Rachel Alucard from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' has very long twintails and is predictably a {{Tsundere}} as well as a [[LittleMissBadass badass]] ElegantGothicLolita {{Vampire}} [[{{Ojou}} princess]].
along with the requisite child-like girlishness.



* Edy Nelson from ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' has a hairdo like this. She's also immature. Alecia also sports them, but it seems more to highlight her innocence than anything else.
* Talim and Amy in almost all their appearances in the ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' (Amy takes this [[RegalRinglets a step further]]), and Tira in ''Soulcalibur IV''. All three characters are purportedly cute girls aged 17 or younger.



* Bastila Shan of ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' has very short pigtails.
* Subverted by Paragon Branka of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''. Technically, she wears her hair in pigtails, but there's no sign of the usual girlish innocence associated with this style: [[spoiler:she's an evil and somewhat AxCrazy MadScientist]].
* Vanille in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII''. She's portrayed as both child-like and childish by the game.
* Britney Bloodrose from ''VideoGame/AllPointsBulletin'', [[TheDitz ditzy]] rich teenager playing gangster for fun.
* [[MsFanservice Jessica]] from ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'', even though she's an adult and quite buxom as well. Bonus points for being a {{Tsunde|re}}-[[FieryRedhead redhead]].
* Marine the Raccoon from ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' is a very childish GenkiGirl.
* Anise from ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' is the TokenMiniMoe of the bunch.
* Elise sports these in ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'', which could be viewed as being symbolic of her having gotten over her shyness issues from [[VideoGame/TalesOfXillia the first game]]. You can also give them to anyone in the party (Guys included) once you find the appropriate accessory.
* Ayumi Shinozaki from ''VideoGame/CorpseParty'' wears her hair in two blue pigtails, making her seem younger than she actually is.

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* Bastila Shan The female protagonists of ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' has very short the [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Johto]] ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games have pigtails.
* Subverted by Paragon Branka of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''. Technically, she wears her hair in pigtails, but there's no sign of the usual girlish innocence associated with this style: [[spoiler:she's an evil and somewhat AxCrazy MadScientist]].
* Vanille in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII''. She's portrayed as both child-like and childish by the game.
* Britney Bloodrose
Momo Karuizawa from ''VideoGame/AllPointsBulletin'', [[TheDitz ditzy]] rich teenager playing gangster for fun.
* [[MsFanservice Jessica]] from ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'', even though she's an adult and quite buxom as well. Bonus points for being a {{Tsunde|re}}-[[FieryRedhead redhead]].
* Marine the Raccoon from ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' is a very childish GenkiGirl.
* Anise from ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' is the TokenMiniMoe of the bunch.
* Elise sports these in ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'',
''[[VideoGame/RivalSchools Project Justice]]'' has these, which could be viewed as being symbolic of fit her having gotten over her shyness issues from [[VideoGame/TalesOfXillia the first game]]. You can also give them to anyone in the party (Guys included) once you find the appropriate accessory.
* Ayumi Shinozaki from ''VideoGame/CorpseParty'' wears her hair in two blue pigtails, making her seem younger than she actually is.
''very'' [[TokenMiniMoe youthful appearance]].



* The ''Spiral Tailed Helm'' in ''VideoGame/SpiralKnights'' sports huge pigtails, providing characters with a feminine appearance.
* ''VideoGame/{{Ar tonelico|MelodyOfElemia}}'''s Misha bears the rare tomboyish braided pigtails.
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': This is one of the female hairstyles players can choose. According to Miyazaki, a female graphic artist asked that this hairstyle be included when she had to leave development due to illness.
* Juliet Starling from ''VideoGame/LollipopChainsaw'' sports these, along with the requisite child-like girlishness.



* Midori from the ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' series, emphasizing her GenkiGirl nature.
* Pretty much every game that offers a VirtualPaperDoll mode will let you put pigtails on your female character. There are even some, like ''Pro Evolution Soccer'', where you can have your created players wear them! (bear in mind that most soccer games are AlwaysMale, and this one's no exception).
* ''VideoGame/TouhouProject'':
** Komachi Onozuka. She also wields a rather hefty [[GirlWithPsychoWeapon scythe]].
** Hatate Himekaidou, Aya's rival, who is often portrayed in fanon as younger and less experienced than Aya.
** Nitori Kawashiro, Rin Kaenbyou, and Sakuya Izayoi as well.
* The female protagonists of the [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Johto]] ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games have pigtails.
* Ling Xiaoyu fom ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' has pigtails to go with her youthful GenkiGirl personality. Even after she graduates high school, she keeps the pigtails (though they become slightly smaller).

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* Midori Aika from the ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' series, emphasizing ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'', which suits her GenkiGirl nature.
* Pretty much every game that offers a VirtualPaperDoll mode will let you put pigtails on your female character. There are even some, like ''Pro Evolution Soccer'', where you can have your created players wear them! (bear in mind that most soccer games are AlwaysMale,
outgoing and this one's no exception).
* ''VideoGame/TouhouProject'':
** Komachi Onozuka. She also wields a rather hefty [[GirlWithPsychoWeapon scythe]].
** Hatate Himekaidou, Aya's rival, who is often portrayed in fanon as younger and less experienced than Aya.
** Nitori Kawashiro, Rin Kaenbyou, and Sakuya Izayoi as well.
* The female protagonists of the [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Johto]] ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games have pigtails.
* Ling Xiaoyu fom ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' has pigtails to go with her youthful GenkiGirl personality. Even after she graduates high school, she keeps the pigtails (though they become
slightly smaller).childish personality.



* Jinx, the Loose Cannon from ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'', whose long, braided pigtails reach ''almost down to her feet''. They look very similar to Cammy's from the ''Street Fighter'' series.

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* Jinx, Marine the Loose Cannon Raccoon from ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'', whose long, braided pigtails reach ''almost down to her feet''. They look ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' is a very similar to Cammy's from childish GenkiGirl.
* Talim and Amy in almost all their appearances in
the ''Street Fighter'' series.''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' (Amy takes this [[RegalRinglets a step further]]), and Tira in ''Soulcalibur IV''. All three characters are purportedly cute girls aged 17 or younger.
* The ''Spiral Tailed Helm'' in ''VideoGame/SpiralKnights'' sports huge pigtails, providing characters with a feminine appearance.



* The new character Beth in ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac Antibirth'' sports a pair.

to:

* The new character Beth Cammy and Rainbow Mika from the ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' series have versions of this hairdo. While Cammy's braids seem to be there just to emphasize that she's young, Mika's twin tails seem to hint at her personality, which contrasts with her being one of the largest females, in ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac Antibirth'' more ways than one.
* Anise from ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' is the TokenMiniMoe of the bunch.
* Presea from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', although her [[OlderThanTheyLook youthful personality]] is apparent in the second game.
* Mint from ''VideoGame/ThreadsOfFate''. She's incredibly selfish and childish, too.
* Elise
sports these in ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'', which could be viewed as being symbolic of her having gotten over her shyness issues from [[VideoGame/TalesOfXillia the first game]]. You can also give them to anyone in the party (Guys included) once you find the appropriate accessory.
* Ling Xiaoyu fom ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' has pigtails to go with her youthful GenkiGirl personality. Even after she graduates high school, she keeps the pigtails (though they become slightly smaller).
* ''VideoGame/TouhouProject'':
** Komachi Onozuka. She also wields
a pair.
rather hefty [[GirlWithPsychoWeapon scythe]].
** Hatate Himekaidou, Aya's rival, who is often portrayed in fanon as younger and less experienced than Aya.
** Nitori Kawashiro, Rin Kaenbyou, and Sakuya Izayoi as well.
* Edy Nelson from ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' has a hairdo like this. She's also immature. Alecia also sports them, but it seems more to highlight her innocence than anything else.
* Jeanette from ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' fits into the "Tsundere" type.
* Pretty much every game that offers a VirtualPaperDoll mode will let you put pigtails on your female character. There are even some, like ''Pro Evolution Soccer'', where you can have your created players wear them! (bear in mind that most soccer games are AlwaysMale, and this one's no exception).



* Makoto, of ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'' fame. She is largely a {{moe}} character though, albeit still with some slight {{tsundere}}-tendencies.



* Coco in ''VisualNovel/{{Ever17}}''. She's 14, looks 9 and acts 5. Most of the time, anyway.



* Asa and Yoru in ''VisualNovel/IfMyHeartHadWings'' both have long twintails. They're also both the youngest girls in the cast, though Yoru actually has a [[WiseBeyondTheirYears mature personality]] that belies her appearance.
* Makoto, of ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'' fame. She is largely a {{moe}} character though, albeit still with some slight {{tsundere}}-tendencies.
* ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'': Sasami has the half-up kind, as fitting her {{Tsundere}} personality. Komari also has little pigtails with hair decs on either side of her short hair, though they're not very big - in this case, [[WideEyedIdealist childishness]] is definitely the intended impact.
* ''VisualNovel/MajiDeWatashiNiKoiShinasai'' has Kokoro Fushikawa, who has twin tails almost longer than herself, even with the {{odango}}s she usually wears.
* The player character of ''VisualNovel/ShallWeDateWizardessHeart'' wears her hair tied up into twintails. Klaus, noting the resemblance to rabbit ears, takes to calling her "Bunnyhead."
* [[GenkiGirl Miyuki]] of ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'' not only combines this with YouGottaHaveBlueHair, but also with AnimeHair.



* Coco in ''VisualNovel/{{Ever17}}''. She's 14, looks 9 and acts 5. Most of the time, anyway.
* [[GenkiGirl Miyuki]] of ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'' not only combines this with YouGottaHaveBlueHair, but also with AnimeHair.
* ''VisualNovel/MajiDeWatashiNiKoiShinasai'' has Kokoro Fushikawa, who has twin tails almost longer than herself, even with the {{odango}}s she usually wears.
* ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'': Sasami has the half-up kind, as fitting her {{Tsundere}} personality. Komari also has little pigtails with hair decs on either side of her short hair, though they're not very big - in this case, [[WideEyedIdealist childishness]] is definitely the intended impact.
* Asa and Yoru in ''VisualNovel/IfMyHeartHadWings'' both have long twintails. They're also both the youngest girls in the cast, though Yoru actually has a [[WiseBeyondTheirYears mature personality]] that belies her appearance.
* The player character of ''VisualNovel/ShallWeDateWizardessHeart'' wears her hair tied up into twintails. Klaus, noting the resemblance to rabbit ears, takes to calling her "Bunnyhead."



* Wannabe Wiccan Girl from ''Webcomic/QueenOfWands'', in this case also indicating her extraordinarily ditzy mindset.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''
** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0319.html Haley's Optimism Alter Ego]] is depicted as a young girl with pigtails. In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0681.html #681]], it's shown that Haley used to have that hairstyle.
** Subverted with Tsukiko, who is an evil cleric/wizard, a convicted criminal, and a necrophiliac. But also kind of immature, so it sort of fits with the Psychopathic Womanchild angle.
** Roy's mother, Sara Greenhilt, also sports Girlish Pigtails in her afterlife incarnation. Despite Sara dying as a gray-haired old woman, she never stopped seeing herself as the 19-year-old she once was.

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* Wannabe Wiccan Girl This is the trademark look for Hope from ''Webcomic/QueenOfWands'', in this case also indicating her extraordinarily ditzy mindset.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''
** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0319.html Haley's Optimism Alter Ego]] is depicted as a young girl with pigtails. In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0681.html #681]], it's shown that Haley used to have that hairstyle.
** Subverted with Tsukiko, who is an evil cleric/wizard, a convicted criminal, and a necrophiliac. But also kind of immature, so it sort of fits with the Psychopathic Womanchild angle.
** Roy's mother, Sara Greenhilt, also sports Girlish Pigtails in her afterlife incarnation. Despite Sara dying as a gray-haired old woman,
''Webcomic/AloneInACrowd'' although she never stopped seeing herself as the 19-year-old she once was.prefers to call them "Hopetails".



* Missi, the young GenkiGirl from ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' has pigtails, that sometimes appear to [[http://www.misfile.com/index.php?page=1691 move with her mood.]]



* ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'' depicts The Boss with a pair [[http://gigaville.com/comic.php?id=331 in her youth]].
* Griffon of ''Creator/RoosterTeeth Comic'' drew herself with pigtails, even though in real life she usually wore a ponytail. It ties in with her more WomanChild depiction in the comic, when in real life she's viewed as an ActionGirl.



* This is the trademark look for Hope from ''Webcomic/AloneInACrowd'' although she prefers to call them "Hopetails".
* Amber from ''{{Webcomic/Matchu}}'' has gigantic pigtails that reach the floor.
* This is one of the most common appearances for female characters in ''Webcomic/MountainTime''. However, it's done more to emphasize their sex (the main difference between males and females in the comic is that the latter is always shown wearing a skirt) rather than to suggest youthfulness or innocence. In one comic, the pigtailed female comes off [[http://mountaincomics.com/2010/07/08/almonds/ a bit like a prostitute]]. Or not. It's hard to say.



* ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'' depicts The Boss with a pair [[http://gigaville.com/comic.php?id=331 in her youth]].
* Missi, the young GenkiGirl from ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' has pigtails, that sometimes appear to [[http://www.misfile.com/index.php?page=1691 move with her mood.]]
* Amber from ''{{Webcomic/Matchu}}'' has gigantic pigtails that reach the floor.
* This is one of the most common appearances for female characters in ''Webcomic/MountainTime''. However, it's done more to emphasize their sex (the main difference between males and females in the comic is that the latter is always shown wearing a skirt) rather than to suggest youthfulness or innocence. In one comic, the pigtailed female comes off [[http://mountaincomics.com/2010/07/08/almonds/ a bit like a prostitute]]. Or not. It's hard to say.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''
** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0319.html Haley's Optimism Alter Ego]] is depicted as a young girl with pigtails. In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0681.html #681]], it's shown that Haley used to have that hairstyle.
** Subverted with Tsukiko, who is an evil cleric/wizard, a convicted criminal, and a necrophiliac. But also kind of immature, so it sort of fits with the Psychopathic Womanchild angle.
** Roy's mother, Sara Greenhilt, also sports Girlish Pigtails in her afterlife incarnation. Despite Sara dying as a gray-haired old woman, she never stopped seeing herself as the 19-year-old she once was.
* Wannabe Wiccan Girl from ''Webcomic/QueenOfWands'', in this case also indicating her extraordinarily ditzy mindset.
* Griffon of ''Creator/RoosterTeeth Comic'' drew herself with pigtails, even though in real life she usually wore a ponytail. It ties in with her more WomanChild depiction in the comic, when in real life she's viewed as an ActionGirl.



* JustForFun/TropeTan is sort of an example, which says a lot about us if you think about it. (Even though her hair is really supposed to represent Administrivia/LumperVsSplitter.)
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick. As time went on, it was to show that even though she tries to be adult, she's really a [[PsychopathicManchild childish sociopath]]. When Chick as a good person appeared in the Critic's holiday special, she had a neat ponytail. Nella and Elisa had their turn when they did {{parody commercial}}s for "realistic baby dolls". Baby Colic, Baby Scarred For Life, Baby Death Wish... that kinda thing.



* In ''Literature/MagicalGirlPolicy'', Spirit Guard Valor wears her hair in pigtails, though not by choice.



* In ''Literature/MagicalGirlPolicy'', Spirit Guard Valor wears her hair in pigtails, though not by choice.

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* In ''Literature/MagicalGirlPolicy'', Spirit Guard Valor wears WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick. As time went on, it was to show that even though she tries to be adult, she's really a [[PsychopathicManchild childish sociopath]]. When Chick as a good person appeared in the Critic's holiday special, she had a neat ponytail. Nella and Elisa had their turn when they did {{parody commercial}}s for "realistic baby dolls". Baby Colic, Baby Scarred For Life, Baby Death Wish... that kinda thing.
* JustForFun/TropeTan is sort of an example, which says a lot about us if you think about it. (Even though
her hair in pigtails, though not by choice.is really supposed to represent Administrivia/LumperVsSplitter.)



* GirlyGirl Lila in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' has braided pigtails. Zigzagged with Helga, she has pigtails but is a TomboyWithAGirlyStreak.



* Eugly from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' wears her hair in pigtails. She also seems to be a GirlyGirl, although there are no tomboys in the show's cast.



* KidHero Marinette/Ladybug from ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' sports her hair in two low blue-black pigtails. In the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen switch]] to {{animesque}} to CGI the size of her pigtails was toned down.



* KidHero Marinette/Ladybug from ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' sports her hair in two low blue-black pigtails. In the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen switch]] to {{animesque}} to CGI the size of her pigtails was toned down.



* Both Spinelli and Gretchen of ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' wear pigtails, though neither one falls under the standard "girly" or "childish" archetypes: Gretchen is TheSmartGuy, while Spinelli isn't girly at all, though she is (month wise) the youngest of the gang.



* Both Spinelli and Gretchen of ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' wear pigtails, though neither one falls under the standard "girly" or "childish" archetypes: Gretchen is TheSmartGuy, while Spinelli isn't girly at all, though she is (month wise) the youngest of the gang.



* GirlyGirl Lila in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' has braided pigtails. Zigzagged with Helga, she has pigtails but is a TomboyWithAGirlyStreak.
* Eugly from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' wears her hair in pigtails. She also seems to be a GirlyGirl, although there are no tomboys in the show's cast.
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* Jules from ComicBook/BazookaJules has two small pigtails that grow all the way down to the floor when her powers activate. She can be a little childish at times and despite being a teenager she's still into Franchise/HelloKitty.
* Ivy the Terrible, a preschool-age tomboy who used to appear in ''Comicbook/TheBeano'', had her hair in bunches, which generally followed her motion-lines to emphasise how active she was. Minnie the Minx, another tomboy from the same comic ([[VagueAge probably]] around ten) has more constrained pigtails (which may actually be plaits, DependingOnTheArtist) with [[HairDecorations bows at the end]].



* Jules from ''ComicBook/BazookaJules'' has two small pigtails that grow all the way down to the floor when her powers activate. She can be a little childish at times and despite being a teenager she's still into Franchise/HelloKitty.
* Ivy the Terrible, a preschool-age tomboy who used to appear in ''Comicbook/TheBeano'', had her hair in bunches, which generally followed her motion-lines to emphasise how active she was. Minnie the Minx, another tomboy from the same comic ([[VagueAge probably]] around ten) has more constrained pigtails (which may actually be plaits, DependingOnTheArtist) with [[HairDecorations bows at the end]].



* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''

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* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''In the ''A is for Amber'' books, a {{Prequel}} picture book series to the ''Literature/AmberBrown'' titles, Amber Brown sports these as a means of enhancing her DeliberatelyCuteChild appearance.
* Literature/AnneOfGreenGables has the long, braided pigtails hanging down variant.



* In Creator/AnneRice's hardcore-bondage-porn novel ''The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty'', in one bizarre pony-play scenario the heroine -- aged FIFTEEN -- is forced to wear her hair in braided pigtails that start near the top of her head, to make her look even younger than she is.
* ''[[Literature/{{Emberverse}} Dies the Fire]]'' by Creator/SMStirling. An ActionGirl keeps her girlish pigtails as they help lower the tension a notch when meeting new clans.
* An odd use: in ''Literature/{{Matilda}}'' by Creator/RoaldDahl, the evil schoolmistress Agatha Trunchbull hates pigtails and punishes all who wear them. A girl protests that her mother likes her pigtails. Trunchbull responds "yer mum's a twit!" Then she grabs the girls by the pigtails and throws her over a fence. [[FridgeBrilliance When you think about it]], it makes perfect sense that a woman who hates ''everything'' about children would of course hate a childish hairstyle like pigtails.



* Literature/AnneOfGreenGables has the long, braided pigtails hanging down variant.
* An odd use: in ''Literature/{{Matilda}}'' by Creator/RoaldDahl, the evil schoolmistress Agatha Trunchbull hates pigtails and punishes all who wear them. A girl protests that her mother likes her pigtails. Trunchbull responds "yer mum's a twit!" Then she grabs the girls by the pigtails and throws her over a fence. [[FridgeBrilliance When you think about it]], it makes perfect sense that a woman who hates ''everything'' about children would of course hate a childish hairstyle like pigtails.

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* Literature/AnneOfGreenGables In ''Literature/WaysideSchool'', Leslie has the long, braided pigtails hanging down variant.
* An odd use: in ''Literature/{{Matilda}}'' by Creator/RoaldDahl, the evil schoolmistress Agatha Trunchbull hates
which Paul is tempted to pull. A stage adaptation gives her pigtails speaking parts, and punishes all who wear them. A girl protests that the animated adaptation makes her mother likes her pigtails. Trunchbull responds "yer mum's a twit!" Then she grabs the girls by the pigtails and throws her over a fence. [[FridgeBrilliance When you think about it]], it makes perfect sense that a woman who hates ''everything'' about children would of course hate a childish hairstyle like pigtails.controllable, demonstrated when Leslie played bongos with them.
* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''



* In Creator/AnneRice's hardcore-bondage-porn novel ''The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty'', in one bizarre pony-play scenario the heroine -- aged FIFTEEN -- is forced to wear her hair in braided pigtails that start near the top of her head, to make her look even younger than she is.
* ''[[Literature/{{Emberverse}} Dies the Fire]]'' by Creator/SMStirling. An ActionGirl keeps her girlish pigtails as they help lower the tension a notch when meeting new clans.
* In ''Literature/WaysideSchool'', Leslie has pigtails which Paul is tempted to pull. A stage adaptation gives her pigtails speaking parts, and the animated adaptation makes her pigtails controllable, demonstrated when Leslie played bongos with them.
* In the ''A is for Amber'' books, a {{Prequel}} picture book series to the ''Literature/AmberBrown'' titles, Amber Brown sports these as a means of enhancing her DeliberatelyCuteChild appearance.
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