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28th Jul '16 11:01:57 PM Manny20444
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' is a subversion/aversion, as while Mary Jane does appear and is originally built up as if she's going to be his love interest...She makes it clear the next time they see each other that they're just friends and then refuses to date anyone seriously, until Mark Allen/Molten Man shows up anyway. WordOfGod has stated that they try to draw mostly from the roots of the franchise, so MJ was relegated to her original role as a {{Foil}} for Gwen, the primary {{Love Interest|s}}.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' is a subversion/aversion, as while Mary Jane does appear and is originally built up as if she's going to be his love interest...She makes it clear the next time they see each other that they're just friends and then refuses to date anyone seriously, until Mark Allen/Molten Man shows up anyway. WordOfGod has stated that they try to draw mostly from the roots of the franchise, franchise and MJ would have became Peter's main love interest again if the series hadn't been canceled, so MJ was relegated to her original role as a {{Foil}} for Gwen, the primary {{Love Interest|s}}.
21st Jul '16 12:12:58 PM Franzi1011
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* In ''Theatre/{{TanzderVampire}}'' Alfred is fascinated and smitten with the redheaded (and very busty) Magda until he sees Sarah. However, in several productions Sarah is redheaded, thus playing this completely straight.

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* In ''Theatre/{{TanzderVampire}}'' ''Theatre/TanzderVampire'' Alfred is fascinated and smitten with for the redheaded (and very busty) Magda until he sees Sarah. However, in several productions Sarah is redheaded, thus playing this completely straight.
21st Jul '16 12:07:50 PM Franzi1011
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* In [[TanzderVampire]] Alfred is fascinated and smitten with the redheaded (and very busty) Magda until he sees Sarah. However, in several productions Sarah is redheaded, thus playing this completely straight.

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* In [[TanzderVampire]] ''Theatre/{{TanzderVampire}}'' Alfred is fascinated and smitten with the redheaded (and very busty) Magda until he sees Sarah. However, in several productions Sarah is redheaded, thus playing this completely straight.
21st Jul '16 12:04:36 PM Franzi1011
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* In [[Tanz der Vampire]] Alfred is fascinated and smitten with the redheaded (and very busty) Magda until he sees Sarah. However, in several productions Sarah is redheaded, thus playing this completely straight.

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* In [[Tanz der Vampire]] [[TanzderVampire]] Alfred is fascinated and smitten with the redheaded (and very busty) Magda until he sees Sarah. However, in several productions Sarah is redheaded, thus playing this completely straight.
21st Jul '16 12:02:38 PM Franzi1011
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* While brunette Sarah is the one desire of vampire lord Count von Krolock in the Austrian musical ''Theatre/TanzDerVampire'', it's the redheaded serving wench Magda who has all of the village wanting her.

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* While brunette Sarah In [[Tanz der Vampire]] Alfred is the one desire of vampire lord Count von Krolock in the Austrian musical ''Theatre/TanzDerVampire'', it's fascinated and smitten with the redheaded serving wench (and very busty) Magda who has all of the village wanting her. until he sees Sarah. However, in several productions Sarah is redheaded, thus playing this completely straight.
20th Jul '16 4:25:57 PM BuccoBabe
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* Another Kevin Costner film, his directional debut ''Film/DancesWithWolves'', has Col. Dunbar falling for the RaisedByNatives [[Creator/MaryMcDonnell Standing-With-A-Fist]].

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* Another Kevin Costner film, his directional directorial debut ''Film/DancesWithWolves'', has Col. Dunbar falling for the RaisedByNatives [[Creator/MaryMcDonnell Standing-With-A-Fist]].Stands-With-A-Fist]].
19th Jul '16 9:01:23 AM Morgenthaler
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[[caption-width-right:350:A [[TheHero hero]] [[HeldGaze gazes lovingly]] with his [[PrettyInMink beautiful]] RedHeadedHeroine on this [[SnowMeansLove snowy night]].[[note]]EyeBeams kept firmly in check of course.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:A [[TheHero hero]] [[HeldGaze gazes lovingly]] with his [[PrettyInMink beautiful]] RedHeadedHeroine redheaded love interest on this [[SnowMeansLove snowy night]].[[note]]EyeBeams kept firmly in check of course.[[/note]]]]



There are some cases where the redhead actually ''is'' TheHero. Please note that not every romance involving a red-head falls under this trope. A RedHeadedHero will probably end up with someone. Only when he is heroic, perhaps a superhero or her personal hero from something, and ends up with a girl with red hair, or has multiple LoveInterests to choose from but the redhead fits best with him, and/or the blonde or brunette express an extra attraction to their partner's red hair is the trope in effect.

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There are some cases where the redhead actually ''is'' TheHero. Please note that not every romance involving a red-head falls under this trope. A RedHeadedHero will probably end up with someone. Only when he is heroic, perhaps a superhero or her personal hero from something, and ends up with a girl with red hair, or has multiple LoveInterests to choose from but the redhead fits best with him, and/or the blonde or brunette express an extra attraction to their partner's red hair is the trope in effect.
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Compare EveryoneLovesBlondes, RedHeadedHero, RedIsHeroic.

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Compare EveryoneLovesBlondes, RedHeadedHero, RedIsHeroic.



* ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'': Both Lantis and Eagle want RedHeadedHeroine Hikaru.

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* ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'': Both Lantis and Eagle want RedHeadedHeroine redheaded Hikaru.



* ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'': [[RedheadedHero Noa Izumi]] shares a close bond and [[EveryoneCanSeeIt a lot of chemistry]] with her partner, Asuma Shinhara, but he doesn't [[TheyDo hook up with her]] [[DistantFinale until years after]] the OVA's conclusion.

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* ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'': [[RedheadedHero Noa Izumi]] Izumi shares a close bond and [[EveryoneCanSeeIt a lot of chemistry]] with her partner, Asuma Shinhara, but he doesn't [[TheyDo hook up with her]] [[DistantFinale until years after]] the OVA's conclusion.



* The RedHeadedHeroine Yoko of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' garnered interest from at least three heroic men: [[TheHero Simon]], Kamina and Kittan. It's subverted since none of them actually end up with her; Simon gets over his crush on Yoko and comes to see her as a CoolBigSis and close friend, and instead ends up with the blue/pale blonde-haired Nia, and as for Kamina and Kittan [[spoiler:both of them died in battle shortly after kissing Yoko]].

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* The RedHeadedHeroine redheaded Yoko of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' garnered interest from at least three heroic men: [[TheHero Simon]], Kamina and Kittan. It's subverted since none of them actually end up with her; Simon gets over his crush on Yoko and comes to see her as a CoolBigSis and close friend, and instead ends up with the blue/pale blonde-haired Nia, and as for Kamina and Kittan [[spoiler:both of them died in battle shortly after kissing Yoko]].



* Dora Wilk of her ''Literature/DoraWilkSeries'' is RedHeadedHero and the love interest of another hero, Miron.

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* Dora Wilk of her ''Literature/DoraWilkSeries'' is RedHeadedHero a redheaded hero and the love interest of another hero, Miron.



* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' has a gender reversal version of this, with Saber ([[spoiler:being KingArthur gets you Hero status]]) and Shirou Emiya (our [[RedHeadedHero Red Headed Protagonist]]).

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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' has a gender reversal version of this, with Saber ([[spoiler:being KingArthur gets you Hero status]]) and Shirou Emiya (our [[RedHeadedHero Red Headed Protagonist]]).redheaded protagonist).



* Surma Carver from ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'': her love life prior to Antimony's birth is one of many unresolved (so far) mysteries. Annie's a RedHeadedHero herself, with [[WeirdnessMagnet too many other problems on her plate]] to think about romance for now.

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* Surma Carver from ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'': her love life prior to Antimony's birth is one of many unresolved (so far) mysteries. Annie's a RedHeadedHero redheaded herself, with [[WeirdnessMagnet too many other problems on her plate]] to think about romance for now.



* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'': Shane was attracted to his teammate, [[RedHeadedHero Niko]], but it was implied that he also shagged the crime boss [[EvilRedhead Daisy O'Mega]] during "Renegade Rangers". And Shane wasn't the only one with a thing for redheads. Zach's wife, Eliza, was auburn-haired - making this trope one of the few things TheHero and TheLancer had in common!

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'': Shane was attracted to his redheaded teammate, [[RedHeadedHero Niko]], Niko, but it was implied that he also shagged the crime boss [[EvilRedhead Daisy O'Mega]] during "Renegade Rangers". And Shane wasn't the only one with a thing for redheads. Zach's wife, Eliza, was auburn-haired - making this trope one of the few things TheHero and TheLancer had in common!



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Fry is the [[RedHeadedHero main character]], but Leela is a hero and likes him. [[spoiler:In her AdventuresInComaland, she imagines loads of crying women at his funeral.]] Also, when they encounter versions of themselves from an alternate universe (who are basically just PaletteSwap versions of them), the alternate Leela and Fry are married, and the alternate Leela is a redhead.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Fry is the [[RedHeadedHero redheaded main character]], character, but Leela is a hero and likes him. [[spoiler:In her AdventuresInComaland, she imagines loads of crying women at his funeral.]] Also, when they encounter versions of themselves from an alternate universe (who are basically just PaletteSwap versions of them), the alternate Leela and Fry are married, and the alternate Leela is a redhead.
18th Jul '16 9:36:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TheAffair'': Noah has an affair with Alison, a rather striking redhead. His wife is a BrainyBrunette.
1st Jul '16 11:21:00 PM foxley
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* Virginia Crowe, the teenage Homes' love interest in the ''Literature/YoungSherlockHolmes'' series, is a redhead. Whenever he thinks of her, one of the first things to come to his mind is her cascade of red hair.
14th Jun '16 1:01:24 PM StFan
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* The prevalence of redheaded heroines, villainesses and love interests in superhero comics is neatly summed up by [[http://d13pix9kaak6wt.cloudfront.net/background/dulcedereyes_1358734018_23.jpg this image]], showing [[Comicbook/{{Gen13}} Caitlin Fairchild]], [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Jean Grey]], Comicbook/{{Batwoman}}, [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Medusa]], [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Poison Ivy]], [[Comicbook/TeenTitans Starfire]], [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Mystique]], Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}, [[ComicBook/{{X-Factor}} Siryn]], [[WesternAnimation/SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends Firestar]], and [[Franchise/SpiderMan Mary-Jane Watson]]. Notably missing Comicbook/BlackWidow, oddly.

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* The prevalence of redheaded heroines, villainesses and love interests in superhero comics is neatly summed up by [[http://d13pix9kaak6wt.cloudfront.net/background/dulcedereyes_1358734018_23.jpg this image]], showing [[Comicbook/{{Gen13}} Caitlin Fairchild]], [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen Jean Grey]], Comicbook/{{Batwoman}}, [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Medusa]], [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Poison Ivy]], [[Comicbook/TeenTitans Starfire]], [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen Mystique]], Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}, [[ComicBook/{{X-Factor}} [[ComicBook/XFactor Siryn]], [[WesternAnimation/SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends Firestar]], and [[Franchise/SpiderMan Mary-Jane Watson]]. Notably missing Comicbook/BlackWidow, oddly.



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* ComicStrip/BrendaStarr, who's older than The Little Red-Haired Girl, but younger than Princess Aura.
* Princess Aura from ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'', at least in her early appearances. (Later in the strip's run, she somehow became a blonde...and her skin color changed from [[YellowPeril "Oriental yellow"]] to Caucasian white. Queen Desira of Tropica is also a striking redhead.
* In the ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' arc where Roger writes ''[[HerCodenameWasMarySue His Codename Was]] [[TropeNamers the Fox]]'', his (blond) wife gets particularly upset over the fact that "Agent Fox" has a fling with a redhead.
* The Little Red-haired Girl from ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}''. Charlie Brown had an actual redheaded girlfriend for a time too in Peggy Jean, one of the last original characters Charles Schultz created.
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* In Creator/JackVance's ''Literature/TheDemonPrinces'', Kirth Gersen's final love is the orange haired Alice Wroke.

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* In Creator/JackVance's ''Literature/TheDemonPrinces'', Kirth Gersen's final love is the orange haired orange-haired Alice Wroke.



* Averted in ''Literature/DragonBones'': The protagonist Ward notices that a pretty redhead smiles at him, and blushes when he smiles back. He ... goes on adventuring, and she's not mentioned again. The woman who fascinates him has a more common hair color.

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* Averted in ''Literature/DragonBones'': The protagonist Ward notices that a pretty redhead smiles at him, and blushes when he smiles back. He ...He... goes on adventuring, and she's not mentioned again. The woman who fascinates him has a more common hair color.



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* ComicStrip/BrendaStarr, who's older than The Little Red-Haired Girl, but younger than Princess Aura.
* Princess Aura from ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'', at least in her early appearances. (Later in the strip's run, she somehow became a blonde...and her skin color changed from [[YellowPeril "Oriental yellow"]] to Caucasian white. Queen Desira of Tropica is also a striking redhead.
* In the ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' arc where Roger writes ''[[HerCodenameWasMarySue His Codename Was]] [[TropeNamers the Fox]]'', his (blond) wife gets particularly upset over the fact that "Agent Fox" has a fling with a redhead.
* The Little Red-haired Girl from ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}''. Charlie Brown had an actual redheaded girlfriend for a time too in Peggy Jean, one of the last original characters Charles Schultz created.
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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'':
** Although they are never seen in the series without their helmets, this may be the case with Church and Tex. Virtually every piece of fanart that shows them without helmets depicts Tex as a redhead. It helps that Luke [=McKay=], who originally put forth the concept in his artwork, has now become an AscendedFanboy, working for Rooster Teeth officially, making the idea {{Fanon}} in a way.
** Agent York from the Project Freelancer days had a major crush on the red-headed [[TheAce Carolina]], though he never got a chance to act on his feelings before her disappearance.
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* Although they are never seen in the series without their helmets, this may be the case with Church and Tex from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''. Virtually every piece of fanart that shows them without helmets depicts Tex as a redhead. It helps that Luke [=McKay=], who originally put forth the concept in his artwork, has now become an AscendedFanboy, working for Rooster Teeth officially, making the idea {{Fanon}} in a way.
** Agent York from the Project Freelancer days had a major crush on the red-headed [[TheAce Carolina]], though he never got a chance to act on his feelings before her disappearance.
* All of Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses wants [[Creator/AllisonPregler Lup]]a. Except the [[WebVideo/{{Benzaie}} ones]] who want WebVideo/{{Marz|Gurl}}[[YouGottaHaveBlueHair Gurl]].

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* Although they are never seen in the series without their helmets, this may be the case with Church and Tex from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''. Virtually every piece of fanart that shows them without helmets depicts Tex as a redhead. It helps that Luke [=McKay=], who originally put forth the concept in his artwork, has now become an AscendedFanboy, working for Rooster Teeth officially, making the idea {{Fanon}} in a way.
** Agent York from the Project Freelancer days had a major crush on the red-headed [[TheAce Carolina]], though he never got a chance to act on his feelings before her disappearance.
* All of Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses wants [[Creator/AllisonPregler Lup]]a.Lupa]]. Except the [[WebVideo/{{Benzaie}} ones]] who want WebVideo/{{Marz|Gurl}}[[YouGottaHaveBlueHair Gurl]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Fry is the [[RedHeadedHero main character]], but Leela is a hero and likes him. [[spoiler:In her AdventuresInComaland, she imagines loads of crying women at his funeral.]]
** Also, when they encounter versions of themselves from an alternate universe (who are basically just PaletteSwap versions of them), the alternate Leela and Fry are married, and the alternate Leela is a redhead.
* In the 80's ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'', redheaded intelligence officer Scarlett was vaguely presented as a love interest for the heroic male lead, Duke. In the comics, she was the main squeeze of primary character Snake-Eyes.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Fry is the [[RedHeadedHero main character]], but Leela is a hero and likes him. [[spoiler:In her AdventuresInComaland, she imagines loads of crying women at his funeral.]]
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]] Also, when they encounter versions of themselves from an alternate universe (who are basically just PaletteSwap versions of them), the alternate Leela and Fry are married, and the alternate Leela is a redhead.
* In the 80's '80s ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'', redheaded intelligence officer Scarlett was vaguely presented as a love interest for the heroic male lead, Duke. In the comics, she was the main squeeze of primary character Snake-Eyes.



* On the animated show ''WesternAnimation/{{Huntik|SecretsAndSeekers}}'', there are two female heroines: the sultry, raven-haired Asian beauty, Zhalia, and the fiery redhead British hottie, Sophie. Guess which one is the main character's love interest?

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* ''WesternAnimation/HuntikSecretsAndSeekers'':
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On the this animated show ''WesternAnimation/{{Huntik|SecretsAndSeekers}}'', show, there are two female heroines: the sultry, raven-haired Asian beauty, Zhalia, and the fiery redhead British hottie, Sophie. Guess which one is the main character's love interest?



* A sort of inversion in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', where the titular hero is the redhead and her main {{Love Interest|s}} in her best friend/sidekick.

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* A sort of inversion in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', where the titular title hero is the redhead and her main {{Love Interest|s}} in her best friend/sidekick.



* In the ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' Charlie Brown's crush is a little redheaded girl.

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* In the ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' animated specials, Charlie Brown's crush is a little redheaded girl.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'': The Warden exhibits unrequited love for red-haired Alice (a male-to-female transsexual).

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The Warden exhibits unrequited love for red-haired Alice (a male-to-female transsexual).



* Molotov Cocktease of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', a semi-heroically sociopathic [[RedScare Commie]] redhead.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'':
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Molotov Cocktease of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', is a semi-heroically sociopathic [[RedScare Commie]] redhead.



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