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23rd Nov '17 8:59:52 AM Pichu-kun
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*** The Sinnoh chairman has a hairstyle that appears to be a giant serving of soft-serve ice cream.

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*** ** The Sinnoh chairman has a hairstyle that appears to be a giant serving of soft-serve ice cream.
23rd Nov '17 8:59:29 AM Pichu-kun
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* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Franchise/DragonBall'', where it's explained that full-blooded Saiyans like Goku and Vegeta keep the same hairstyle from where they were born.
** Goku's even had his hair chopped off, only for it to return to normal in the very next panel (or so).

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* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Franchise/DragonBall'', where it's explained that full-blooded Saiyans like Goku and Vegeta keep the same hairstyle from where they were born.
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born. Goku's even had his hair chopped off, only for it to return to normal in the very next panel (or so).



** ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'':

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** * ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'':
23rd Nov '17 8:57:51 AM Pichu-kun
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** The Zelda from the original game and the Sleeping Zelda from ''VideoGame/ZeldaIIAdventureOfLink'' clearly both have EightiesHair. This is despite the game taking place long before such hairstyles were commonplace.

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** The Zelda from the original game and the Sleeping Zelda from ''VideoGame/ZeldaIIAdventureOfLink'' ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' clearly both have EightiesHair. This is despite the game taking place long before such hairstyles were commonplace.
23rd Nov '17 8:57:02 AM Pichu-kun
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** The Zelda from the original game and the Sleeping Zelda from ''VideoGame/TheAdventureOfLink'' clearly both have EightiesHair. This is despite the game taking place long before such hairstyles were commonplace.
** Link in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' has a "[[NinetiesHair curtains]" hairstyle. This is one of the earliest games in the timeline.

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** The Zelda from the original game and the Sleeping Zelda from ''VideoGame/TheAdventureOfLink'' ''VideoGame/ZeldaIIAdventureOfLink'' clearly both have EightiesHair. This is despite the game taking place long before such hairstyles were commonplace.
** Link in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' has a "[[NinetiesHair curtains]" curtains]]" hairstyle. This is one of the earliest games in the timeline.
23rd Nov '17 8:54:21 AM Pichu-kun
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* All series of ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' have protagonists with ridiculous hair. ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' has Judai/Jaden, who has the mildest of the five protagonists. It's still kinda weird looking and asymmetrical.



* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': Setsuna's hair probably isn't outright impossible. However, she has bangs on only one side of her face, a weird spiky ponytail on one side while the other lets that hair just hang down naturally. And judging by her picture on the Negima character page, there appears to be another random hairband on the '[[FashionableAsymmetry normal]]' haircut side of her head.



* Look at most of the characters in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', along with the hair color: they're downright ridiculous! A good example would be Jessie's gravity-defying hair that curls only at the end and may be used as a blunt instrument.
** Iris's ridiculously long, rug-like hair. Its large enough that Axew hides in it rather then going into a Pokeball.
** Team Flare's ice-cream cone hairstyles (that also unfortunately has a rather... scatological look to them)



* Really, just about ANY film (and it must happen in more than half of them) set in the Western world from about the late Middle Ages to TheTwenties, that shows women with very long hair (which is correct for most of them) going round with it all completely loose. The practical reasons that they would NEVER do this should be obvious (especially as it's quite hard to wash long hair without running water, let alone shampoo), but it appears even in films that otherwise flash their "period detail" and "grittiness".






* There's an episode in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' in which a clone of Riker had spent eight years stranded on a lifeless planet, in a building that was basically an abandoned warehouse. When he's finally rescued by the Enterprise, he's sporting a groomed hairstyle as if he had just stepped out of a hairdresser's studio, not to mention he's also rocking a perfectly trimmed beard. Probably an EnforcedTrope due to Creator/JonathanFrakes ActingForTwo.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'':
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There's an episode in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' in which a clone of Riker had spent eight years stranded on a lifeless planet, in a building that was basically an abandoned warehouse. When he's finally rescued by the Enterprise, he's sporting a groomed hairstyle as if he had just stepped out of a hairdresser's studio, not to mention he's also rocking a perfectly trimmed beard. Probably an EnforcedTrope due to Creator/JonathanFrakes ActingForTwo.



* Speaking of Star Trek the Original Series featured some truly insane 'dos' on the heads of female officers and crew. Somewhere on the Enterprise 1701 there was a top notch beauty parlor. As for the ''Aliens''!!!

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* Speaking of Star Trek ''Star Trek'', the Original Series featured some truly insane 'dos' on the heads of female officers and crew. Somewhere on the Enterprise 1701 there was a top notch beauty parlor. As for the ''Aliens''!!!



* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'': The protagonist, Lloyd, has a spiked hairstyle which curls over to his left; partially lampshaded when a male NPC complains that Lloyd has the same hair style. It's more or less averted with the the rest of the crew having reasonable hairstyles; the brother-and-sister magic user pair have white-blue hair with a cowlick for her and silver-white hair with two long tails for him, the female ninja's concession to tidiness is pulling her hair back, the little girl has pig tails. Two of the male characters have fairly untidy long hair. The other improbable hair style is the mercenary's, which seems to grow in spikes.
** Which makes a twisted kind of sense. [[spoiler: Lloyd and the mercenary are [[LukeIAmYourFather related.]]]]

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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'': The protagonist, Lloyd, has a spiked hairstyle which curls over to his left; partially lampshaded when a male NPC complains that Lloyd has the same hair style. It's more or less averted with the the rest of the crew having reasonable hairstyles; the brother-and-sister magic user pair have white-blue hair with a cowlick for her and silver-white hair with two long tails for him, the female ninja's concession to tidiness is pulling her hair back, the little girl has pig tails. Two of the male characters have fairly untidy long hair. The other improbable hair style is the mercenary's, which seems to grow in spikes.
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spikes. Which makes a twisted kind of sense. [[spoiler: Lloyd and the mercenary are [[LukeIAmYourFather related.]]]]



* Link's first [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda video game incarnation]] sported bangs that defied gravity, to the point that he appears to be wearing a baseball cap. [[AllThereInTheManual You wouldn't be able to tell in-game, though]].

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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Link's first [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda video game incarnation]] sported bangs that defied gravity, to the point that he appears to be wearing a baseball cap. [[AllThereInTheManual You wouldn't be able to tell in-game, though]].



* Agent J from ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'', whose hair looks like some of it got caught in a candyfloss machine. [[http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/3715/788744-fff_large.jpg See for yourself.]]

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* Agent J ** The Zelda from ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'', whose hair looks like some the original game and the Sleeping Zelda from ''VideoGame/TheAdventureOfLink'' clearly both have EightiesHair. This is despite the game taking place long before such hairstyles were commonplace.
** Link in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' has a "[[NinetiesHair curtains]" hairstyle. This is one
of it got caught the earliest games in a candyfloss machine. [[http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/3715/788744-fff_large.jpg See for yourself.]]the timeline.



* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
** Jessie's gravity-defying arc.
** Jasmine, Kris, and Lyra all have anti-gravity pigtails.
** ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'': Croissant-headed Emerald. Best part is that he uses gel, not to mention it isn't waterproof! Pearl also has the same hairstyle (and color).

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Look at most of the characters in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', along with the hair color: they're downright ridiculous!
** A good example would be
Jessie's gravity-defying arc.
hair that curls only at the end and may be used as a blunt instrument. In a Kalos episode she wore it in a realistic bun, but it ''popped'' back up to its normal shape when she fell down.
** Iris's ridiculously long, rug-like hair. Its large enough that Axew hides in it rather then going into a Pokeball.
** Team Flare's ice-cream cone hairstyles (that also unfortunately has a rather... scatological look to them)
** Jasmine, Kris, Marinz, and Lyra all have anti-gravity pigtails.
** ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'': ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'':
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Croissant-headed Emerald. Best part is that he uses gel, not to mention it isn't waterproof! Pearl also has the same hairstyle (and color).



** All series of ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' have protagonists with ridiculous hair. ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' has Judai/Jaden, who has the mildest of the five protagonists. It's still kinda weird looking and asymmetrical.



* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': Setsuna's hair probably isn't outright impossible. However, she has bangs on only one side of her face, a weird spiky ponytail on one side while the other lets that hair just hang down naturally. And judging by her picture on the Negima character page, there appears to be another random hairband on the '[[FashionableAsymmetry normal]]' haircut side of her head.



* ComicBook/SpiderMan: ComicBook/NormanOsborn has what appear to be horizontal corn-rows of brown and red hair. It's not entirely clear what this is supposed to actually represent but even in universe characters repeatedly appear unable to figure what he did to his hair.
** Newer drawings of his son Harry suggest that it may be intended to be very tight auburn curls.

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* ComicBook/SpiderMan: ComicBook/NormanOsborn has what appear to be horizontal corn-rows of brown and red hair. It's not entirely clear what this is supposed to actually represent but even in universe characters repeatedly appear unable to figure what he did to his hair.
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hair. Newer drawings of his son Harry suggest that it may be intended to be very tight auburn curls.



* ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'': Agent J keeps his elaborate cantilevered hair up, even after all that dancing? It ''never budges!''

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* ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'': Agent J keeps his elaborate cantilevered hair up, even after all that dancing? It ''never budges!''budges!'' His hair looks like some of it got caught in a candyfloss machine. [[http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/3715/788744-fff_large.jpg See for yourself.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}''. Being a show about a band, set in the 80's, it's essentially ''required'' that most of the main characters have huge, wildly teased manes (though the bright Anime colors are harder to explain). With Jerrica herself, her enormous pink hair is effortless and maintainence-free, since it's a holographic projection.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}''. ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'': Being a show about a band, set in the 80's, it's essentially ''required'' that most of the main characters have huge, wildly teased manes (though the bright Anime technicolour colors are harder to explain). With Jerrica herself, her enormous pink hair is effortless and maintainence-free, since it's a holographic projection.
3rd Sep '17 6:17:26 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Between 2003 and 2009, Wrestling/{{Kane}} had the front of his head shaved bald and the back was buzzed really short. He shaved it completely bald after returning from injury in 2009, before growing it back out later (though he still wore wigs when he started wearing his mask again.

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* Between 2003 and 2009, Wrestling/{{Kane}} had the front of his head shaved bald and the back was buzzed really short. He shaved it completely bald after returning from injury in 2009, before growing it all back out later (though he still wore wigs when he started wearing his mask again.again).
3rd Sep '17 6:11:42 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Wrestling/LegionOfDoom members Hawk and Animal took to wearing a flat top Mohawk and a hair cut purposefully designed after male patter baldness, with paint in between the part in the mid 1980s.

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* Wrestling/LegionOfDoom members Hawk and Animal took to wearing a flat top Mohawk and a hair cut purposefully designed after male patter pattern baldness, with paint in between the part in the mid 1980s.


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* Between 2003 and 2009, Wrestling/{{Kane}} had the front of his head shaved bald and the back was buzzed really short. He shaved it completely bald after returning from injury in 2009, before growing it back out later (though he still wore wigs when he started wearing his mask again.
14th Jul '17 6:03:42 AM fearlessnikki
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* Really, just about ANY film (and it must happen in more than half of them) set in the Western world from about the late Middle Ages to TheTwenties, that shows women with very long hair (which is correct for most of them) going round with it all completely loose. The practical reasons that they would NEVER do this should be obvious (especially as it's quite hard to wash long hair without running water, let alone shampoo), but it appears even in films that otherwise flash their "period detail" and "grittiness".



* The original ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans1980'' isn't exempt either. Harry Hamlin's Perseus sports a rather obvious 80s perm.



* In ''Film/MeetMeInStLouis'' (set in 1903-4, released 1944) the characters all have 1940s hairstyles.

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* In ''Film/MeetMeInStLouis'' (set in 1903-4, released 1944) the characters all have 1940s hairstyles. Rose and Esther also wear their hair down, when girls their age would surely have worn it up.



* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series.
** Seymour from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' has one of the most improbable hairstyles in any work of fiction, such that only [[http://www.google.com/search?q=seymour+guado&tbm=isch pictorial evidence]] could do it justice. Wakka from the same game definitely qualifies. He swims underwater, rides on the deck of an airship, traverses the world, and he maintains the same physics-defying hairstyle throughout the game.
*** Seymour at least has the excuse of being part Guado (essentially part plant) even though full Guados hair is far less crazy so...
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'': Meyvn Nooj has impressive HairAntennae.



* Really, just about ANY film (and it must happen in more than half of them) set in the Western world from about the late Middle Ages to TheTwenties, that shows women with very long hair (which is correct for most of them) going round with it all completely loose. The practical reasons that they would NEVER do this should be obvious (especially as it's quite hard to wash long hair without running water, let alone shampoo), but it appears even in films that otherwise flash their "period detail" and "grittiness".



** Also, Elizabeth spending most of the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd third film]] on sailing ships with her long hair loose, in high winds. Her RabbleRousingSpeech should have left her head practically tied to the rigging. Oddly enough Elizabeth also averts this in places, having her hair tied back in BraidsOfAction
* Subverted in ''Film/RoryOShea'' was here. Rory arrives in the care home with intricate spikes in his hair, which seems quite impressive for a guy who can only move his index finger. Then after he gets a bath, the matron refuses to do his hair for him. When he gets Michael to spike it for him, it's considerably less elaborate than it was at the start of the film.
* ''Film/SafeHaven'': The heroine gives herself a perfect haircut and dye job while fleeing from her abusive husband. While one could stretch their imagination enough to assume that she could pull off the haircut, to dye one's hair from brunette to blonde takes considerable skill and time. There's no way she could have pulled off the salon-perfect job we see at all, much less in the brief time frame given. (This problem arises from the fact that film is pulling an AdaptationDyeJob to accommodate the blonde actress playing the role; in the book she goes from blonde to brunette, much easier for even a non-professional to do.)

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** Also, Elizabeth spending most of the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd third film]] on sailing ships with her long hair loose, in high winds. Her RabbleRousingSpeech RousingSpeech should have left her head practically tied to the rigging. Oddly enough Elizabeth also averts this in places, having her hair tied back in BraidsOfAction
* Subverted in ''Film/RoryOShea'' was here.''Film/RoryOSheaWasHere''. Rory arrives in the care home with intricate spikes in his hair, which seems quite impressive for a guy who can only move his index finger. Then after he gets a bath, the matron refuses to do his hair for him. When he gets Michael to spike it for him, it's considerably less elaborate than it was at the start of the film.
* ''Film/SafeHaven'': The heroine gives herself a perfect haircut and dye job while fleeing from her abusive husband. While one could stretch their imagination enough to assume that she could pull off the haircut, to dye one's hair from brunette to blonde takes considerable skill and time. There's no way she could have pulled off the salon-perfect job we see at all, much less in the brief time frame given. (This This problem arises from the fact that film is pulling an AdaptationDyeJob to accommodate the blonde actress playing the role; in the book she goes from blonde to brunette, much easier for even a non-professional to do.)



** The Ninth Doctor has a crew cut. This would normally be fine as he has constant access to the TARDIS, but we find out in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose "Rose"]] that he's never seen the face of his current regeneration in the mirror before then. We do know he's been travelling about for a while on his own as there are photographs and anecdotes [[CharacterBlog online]], so how is he shaving his head blind?
*** A common fanon explanation is that he ran into Rose fairly soon after his regeneration (perhaps running into his first episode's living shopdummy threat while assembling his new outfit), made those comments during his visit to her appartment, but then spent some time travelling by himself (producing those photographs) in between the first time he asks her to come with him for a ride in his spaceship, and when he seems to reappear immediately after and finally wins her over by stating that "It also travels in time."

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** The Ninth Doctor has a crew cut. This would normally be fine as he has constant access to the TARDIS, but we find out in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose "Rose"]] that he's never seen the face of his current regeneration in the mirror before then. We do know he's been travelling about for a while on his own as there are photographs and anecdotes [[CharacterBlog online]], so how is he shaving his head blind?
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blind?[[note]] A common fanon explanation is that he ran into Rose fairly soon after his regeneration (perhaps running into his first episode's living shopdummy threat while assembling his new outfit), made those comments during his visit to her appartment, but then spent some time travelling by himself (producing those photographs) in between the first time he asks her to come with him for a ride in his spaceship, and when he seems to reappear immediately after and finally wins her over by stating that "It also travels in time.""[[/note]]



* ''Series/Lexx'':
** Kai: Hairstyle is definitely on the improbable side. Large "bun-ish" hair on top, ponytail in back, a couple of locks dangling down from the front side. For the rest of them, the standard "hairstyle doesn't generally change" version.

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* ''Series/Lexx'':
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''Series/Lexx'' - Kai: Hairstyle is definitely on the improbable side. Large "bun-ish" hair on top, ponytail in back, a couple of locks dangling down from the front side. For the rest of them, the standard "hairstyle doesn't generally change" version.



** Garnet from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' is able to cut off her long hair into a perfectly styled bob with one slice of a dagger while her eyes are closed. Youtube anyone cutting their hair off with a blade and you'll find that no matter how sharp it is, it's impossible to cut through hair on one stroke. Garnet's hair also rapidly grows back to its original length in time for the game's ending which is only less than a year later.
** Yuna in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX-2'' has a reasonable (by ''FF'' standards) spiky bob, except that at the back of her neck is a really long lock of hair that goes all the way to her feet. Somehow it grew from shoulder-length to heel-length in the space of two years.

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** Garnet from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' is able to cut off her long hair into a perfectly styled bob with one slice of a dagger while her eyes are closed. Youtube anyone cutting their hair off with a blade and you'll find that no matter how sharp it is, it's impossible to cut through hair on one stroke. Garnet's hair also rapidly grows back to its original length in time for the game's ending ending, which is only less than a year later.
** Seymour from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' has one of the most improbable hairstyles in any work of fiction, such that only [[http://www.google.com/search?q=seymour+guado&tbm=isch pictorial evidence]] could do it justice. Wakka from the same game definitely qualifies. He swims underwater, rides on the deck of an airship, traverses the world, and he maintains the same physics-defying hairstyle throughout the game. Seymour at least has the excuse of being part Guado (essentially part plant) even though full Guados hair is far less crazy so...
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'': Meyvn Nooj has impressive HairAntennae.
** Yuna in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX-2'' has a reasonable (by ''FF'' standards) spiky bob, except that at the back of her neck is a really long lock of hair that goes all the way to her feet. Somehow it grew from shoulder-length to heel-length in the space of two years. Unless it's [[AWizardDidIt caused by the Dresspheres]].



* As do Geishas.
** Only while still apprentices. Once they finish their training and become full Geishas, they switch to a wig.

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* As do Geishas.
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Geishas but only while still apprentices. Once they finish their training and become full Geishas, they switch to a wig.
7th Jul '17 7:27:38 AM Minni128
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* Toki's hairstyles are something of an odd case. Her elaborate hairstyles (an example of such can be seen [[http://akaichounokoe.deviantart.com/art/Reclining-in-Elegance-618926954 here]] and [[http://shutterandpencil.tumblr.com/post/160987843935/toki-in-a-beehive-done-with-marker-color]]) can be rather probable in the sense her ''extremely'' long hair can make it so, however, one would have to wonder as to how she can maintain them or, for that matter, take her street-length hair and compress it to a bun or few.
** Her twin sister, Doki is an otherwise averted case, as her hair is shorter and wouldn't need high maintenance, anyway [[http://shutterandpencil.tumblr.com/image/161426335096]].

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* Toki's hairstyles are something of an odd case. Her elaborate hairstyles (an example of such can be seen [[http://akaichounokoe.deviantart.com/art/Reclining-in-Elegance-618926954 here]] and [[http://shutterandpencil.tumblr.com/post/160987843935/toki-in-a-beehive-done-with-marker-color]]) com/post/160987843935/toki-in-a-beehive-done-with-marker-color here]]) can be rather probable in the sense her ''extremely'' long hair can make it so, however, one would have to wonder as to how she can maintain them or, for that matter, take her street-length hair and compress it to a bun or few.
** Her twin sister, Doki is an otherwise averted case, as her hair is shorter and wouldn't need high maintenance, anyway [[http://shutterandpencil.tumblr.com/image/161426335096]].com/image/161426335096]] [[http://img15.deviantart.net/9503/i/2016/045/3/e/a_picture_of_doki_by_akaichounokoe-d9d8ewi.jpg]].
5th Jul '17 10:09:21 PM Minni128
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*Toki's hairstyles are something of an odd case. Her elaborate hairstyles (an example of such can be seen [[http://akaichounokoe.deviantart.com/art/Reclining-in-Elegance-618926954 here]] and [[http://shutterandpencil.tumblr.com/post/160987843935/toki-in-a-beehive-done-with-marker-color]]) can be rather probable in the sense her ''extremely'' long hair can make it so, however, one would have to wonder as to how she can maintain them or, for that matter, take her street-length hair and compress it to a bun or few.
**Her twin sister, Doki is an otherwise averted case, as her hair is shorter and wouldn't need high maintenance, anyway [[http://shutterandpencil.tumblr.com/image/161426335096]].



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