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5th Jul '16 11:16:32 PM HiJac210
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This type of curly hair, especially in girls, represents non-conformity or high energy. These characters are the type to march to the beat of their own drum, sometimes on purpose, other times because they simply feel they don't fit in. They may be [[GenkiGirl quirky and fun]], [[SpiritedYoungLady rebelling against expectations]], or just eccentric or different. There also seems to be a correlation with this type of hair and being nerdy or intelligent, which contrasts popular girls having long straight hair, and too add to their 'differentness' is not uncommon for characters with QuirkyCurls to also have glasses or freckles. If in a fantasy work, if a character has very tight zigzaggy curls they may have lightning or fire powers, or if they have softer waves, they may have water magic.

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This type of curly hair, especially in girls, represents non-conformity or high energy. These characters are the type to march to the beat of their own drum, sometimes on purpose, other times because they simply feel they don't fit in. They may be [[GenkiGirl quirky and fun]], [[SpiritedYoungLady rebelling against expectations]], or just eccentric or different. There also seems to be a correlation with this type of hair and being nerdy or intelligent, which contrasts popular girls having long straight hair, and too add to their 'differentness' is not uncommon for characters with QuirkyCurls Quirky Curls to also have glasses or freckles. If in a fantasy work, if a character has very tight zigzaggy curls they may have lightning or fire powers, or if they have softer waves, they may have water magic.
5th Jul '16 11:15:48 PM HiJac210
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Characters with elegant RegalRinglets are refined and high class, but characters with tightly coiled, all over the place curls tend to be the opposite. Where ringlets are large, sleek coils that look like they were made with a huge curling iron, QuirkyCurls tend to be rendered as zig-zagging kinks which stick out all over the place, much tighter than their more elegant counterpart and are prone to frizzing.

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Characters with elegant RegalRinglets are refined and high class, but characters with tightly coiled, all over the place curls tend to be the opposite. Where ringlets are large, sleek coils that look like they were made with a huge curling iron, QuirkyCurls Quirky Curls tend to be rendered as zig-zagging kinks which stick out all over the place, much tighter than their more elegant counterpart and are prone to frizzing.
13th Jun '16 7:11:39 PM Pichu-kun
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* [[Literature/HarryPotter Hermione Granger]] has the 'nerdy girl frizz' version of these curls, including the classic scene where she straightens them out and transforms into a beauty (once, for a dance, and it took hours and a lot of magical hair-care potions and we never see her do it again).
** In the movies, we don't need to, as EmmaWatson has naturally straight hair. Which meant it took hours and a lot of magical hair-care potions to frizz it out originally.

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* [[Literature/HarryPotter ''Literature/HarryPotter'' Hermione Granger]] Granger has the 'nerdy girl frizz' version of these curls, including the classic scene where she straightens them out and transforms into a beauty (once, for a dance, and it took hours and a lot of magical hair-care potions and we never see her do it again).
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again). In the movies, we don't need to, as EmmaWatson Creator/EmmaWatson has naturally straight hair. Which meant it took hours and a lot of magical hair-care potions to frizz it out originally.



* From ''Literature/TheMagicSchoolBus'', Miss Frizzle has extremely curly hair. She's also incredibly weird.
** Or (depending on whom you ask), [[CoolTeacher incredibly awesome]].

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* From ''Literature/TheMagicSchoolBus'', Miss Frizzle has extremely curly hair. She's also incredibly weird.
** Or
weird, or (depending on whom you ask), ask) [[CoolTeacher incredibly awesome]].


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* The titular Steven of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is a peppy FriendToAllLivingThings with an afro.
24th Dec '15 10:07:45 AM Pichu-kun
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* Irma from ''WesternAnimation/{{Witch}}'' is a FunPersonified type of girl who has wavy hair.
19th Nov '15 2:24:17 PM StFan
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* Delirium from ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' is a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, which makes her RealityWarper powers kind of...dangerous. It's implied she was once the personification of Delight.

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* Delirium from ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' is a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, which makes her RealityWarper powers kind of... dangerous. It's implied she was once the personification of Delight.

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* Curly from ''ComicStrip/{{BC}}'' is a DeadpanSnarker.
* ComicStrip/LittleOrphanAnnie, a funny and lively GenkiGirl.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': Freida has Naturally Curly Hair and, as originally presented, fancies herself quite the conversationalist. She got {{Flanderized}} into only being conversational about her naturally curly hair though.
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* Princess Merida from ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'', who has very curly red hair and doesn't fit with her mother's expectations of how a princess should act.
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* Lizzi in ''{{Greek}}''. As part of her makeover in her last episode (to break her out of being just a PluckyOfficeGirl being stepped on by the other Nationals, particularly Tegan), Casey and Ashleigh got rid of the frizz and gave her a more professional, dead straight haired look.

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* Lizzi in ''{{Greek}}''.''Series/{{Greek}}''. As part of her makeover in her last episode (to break her out of being just a PluckyOfficeGirl being stepped on by the other Nationals, particularly Tegan), Casey and Ashleigh got rid of the frizz and gave her a more professional, dead straight haired look.



* Cassie from ''{{Skins}}'', who is the resident {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, although averted with Michelle who also has curly hair.
** Cassie's hair isn't particularly curly. More just unbrushed. Sometimes she styles it wavy.
* ''{{Felicity}}'': Pretty much the reason the show existed.

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* Cassie from ''{{Skins}}'', ''Series/{{Skins}}'', who is the resident {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, although averted with Michelle who also has curly hair.
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hair. Cassie's hair isn't particularly curly. More curly, more just unbrushed. Sometimes unbrushed; sometimes she styles it wavy.
* ''{{Felicity}}'': ''Series/{{Felicity}}'': Pretty much the reason the show existed.




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* Curly from ''{{BC}}'' is a DeadpanSnarker.
* ComicStrip/LittleOrphanAnnie, a funny and lively GenkiGirl.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': Freida has Naturally Curly Hair and, as originally presented, fancies herself quite the conversationalist. She got {{Flanderized}} into only being conversational about her naturally curly hair though.

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* Princess Merida from ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' who has very curly red hair and doesn't fit with her mother's expectations of how a princess should act.

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** Pinkie Pie from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is an extremely hyper and high energy GenkiGirl, and the only member of the Mane Six with this kind of curly hair. She apparently maintains it by sheer exuberance: in a flashback in "The Cutie Mark Chronicles", she had straight hair as a filly before she learned how to smile and bring cheer to others, in "Party of One" her hair goes back to being straight when she convinces herself her friends don't want to hang out with her anymore, and in "The Best Night Ever" she gets her hair straightened, only for it to quickly poof back to its usual curly mess.
** Pinky's SpearCounterpart Cheese Sandwich shares her frizzy mane, passion for parties, [[CompanionCube fondness for rubber chickens]] and pretty much constructed his personality after being inspired by Pinkie herself. For bonus points, he's voiced by none other than WeirdAlYankovic.

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** Pinkie Pie from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is an extremely hyper and high energy high-energy GenkiGirl, and the only member of the Mane Six with this kind of curly hair. She apparently maintains it by sheer exuberance: in a flashback in "The Cutie Mark Chronicles", she had straight hair as a filly before she learned how to smile and bring cheer to others, in others. In "Party of One" her hair goes back to being straight when she convinces herself her friends don't want to hang out with her anymore, and in "The Best Night Ever" she gets her hair straightened, only for it to quickly poof back to its usual curly mess.
** Pinky's SpearCounterpart Cheese Sandwich shares her frizzy mane, passion for parties, [[CompanionCube fondness for rubber chickens]] and pretty much constructed his personality after being inspired by Pinkie herself. For bonus points, he's voiced by none other than WeirdAlYankovic.Creator/WeirdAlYankovic.




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18th Nov '15 5:22:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* Amanda Peet's character from ''TheWholeNineYards''. Talks about her assignment to kill Oz ''while he's in the room''. And that's just the beginning of her CrazyAwesome.

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* Amanda Peet's character from ''TheWholeNineYards''.''Film/TheWholeNineYards''. Talks about her assignment to kill Oz ''while he's in the room''. And that's just the beginning of her CrazyAwesome.
12th Nov '15 2:16:28 PM Willbyr
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* Dorian for ''FromEroicaWithLove''. Energetic, loud, openly CampGay aristocrat and Super-thief who steals for the love of the hunt/art rather than monetary gain and likes tweaking the nose of a certain NATO agent who would happily strangle him given the chance. His quirks regularly get him into trouble, since he likes to try things just to see if they can be done (stealing the Pope, anyone?).

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* Dorian for ''FromEroicaWithLove''.''Manga/FromEroicaWithLove''. Energetic, loud, openly CampGay aristocrat and Super-thief who steals for the love of the hunt/art rather than monetary gain and likes tweaking the nose of a certain NATO agent who would happily strangle him given the chance. His quirks regularly get him into trouble, since he likes to try things just to see if they can be done (stealing the Pope, anyone?).
5th Jun '15 11:01:50 PM bluehedgehogjunkie
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* This is ingrained enough that many naturally curly-haired actors and actresses get [[TypeCasting type casted]] into the roles the trope is designed for. [[{{Numb3rs}} David Krumholtz]] springs immediately to mind.

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* This is ingrained enough that many naturally curly-haired actors and actresses get [[TypeCasting type casted]] typecast]] into the roles the trope is designed for. [[{{Numb3rs}} David Krumholtz]] springs immediately to mind.



* Music/Lorde is a prime example.

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* Music/Lorde [[{{Music/Lorde}} Lorde]] is a prime example.
29th May '15 11:25:36 PM Atomic_Bear
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** Cheese Sandwich also have curly mane, he is a G-Rated PartyAnimal, also has a Cheese Sense, [[CompanionCube talks to his rubber chicken]] and pretty much constructed his personality after being inspired by Pinkie herself.

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** Pinky's SpearCounterpart Cheese Sandwich also have curly shares her frizzy mane, he is a G-Rated PartyAnimal, also has a Cheese Sense, passion for parties, [[CompanionCube talks to his fondness for rubber chicken]] chickens]] and pretty much constructed his personality after being inspired by Pinkie herself.herself. For bonus points, he's voiced by none other than WeirdAlYankovic.
10th Apr '15 1:17:39 PM Tsukiyo
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* While Amaltea's hair in ''Webcomic/SwordPrincessAmaltea'' ''looks'' like it was [[RegalRinglets made with a curling iron]], her brash personality makes you think more of this trope than its regal and dignified sister trope.
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