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24th Apr '16 4:06:39 PM ATTiTOONS
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* Star Butterfly of "WesternAnimation/StarvsTheForcesofEvil" has hair that goes down to her knees.

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* Sibella of "WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheGhoulSchool".
* Star Butterfly of "WesternAnimation/StarvsTheForcesofEvil" "WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil" has hair that goes down to her knees.
23rd Apr '16 3:10:07 PM Komikron
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** The series also has a male example, although it's hard to see--Shingo used to have reasonable long hair (just a bit past shoulder length) in his past, but apparantly never tended to it during his 15 years long coma, resulting in it having grown so much that it reaches his thighs. Due to his [[ConvenientComa situation]], it's hardly ever visible, though, as there's just one scene that shows him without the covers of his hospital bed.

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** The series also has a male example, although it's hard to see--Shingo used to have reasonable long hair (just a bit past shoulder length) in his past, but apparantly never nobody tended to it during his 15 years long coma, resulting in it having grown so much that it reaches his thighs. Due to his [[ConvenientComa situation]], it's hardly ever visible, though, as there's just one scene that shows him without the covers of his hospital bed.
21st Apr '16 12:34:02 AM aye_amber
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* [[ActionGirl Megan]] from the classic ''[[MyLittlePonyTVSpecials My]] [[MyLittlePonyTheMovie Little]] [[MyLittlePonyAndFriends Pony]]'' series had hair that was impressively long even when bound in a TomboyishPonytail.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':

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* [[ActionGirl Megan]] from the classic ''[[MyLittlePonyTVSpecials ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials My]] [[MyLittlePonyTheMovie [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie Little]] [[MyLittlePonyAndFriends [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends Pony]]'' series had hair that was impressively long even when bound in a TomboyishPonytail.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic:''
17th Apr '16 11:59:23 PM SSJMagus
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Whether or not this is possible in RealLife also strongly depends on one's genetics; every strand of hair has a "terminal length" at which it will stop growing and shed. Hair's terminal length varies with every individual, but is typically around a person's buttock to mid thigh area, and one must have special inherited genes for their hair to be able to grow past this length without falling out. Even if one wants to grow hair past this length, if it is not in their genes, it ''will not'' be possible.

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Whether or not this is possible in RealLife (without artificial hair extensions, that is) also strongly depends on one's genetics; every strand of hair has a "terminal length" at which it will stop growing and shed. Hair's terminal length varies with every individual, but is typically around a person's buttock to mid thigh area, and one must have special inherited genes for their hair to be able to grow past this length without falling out. Even if one wants to grow hair past this length, if it is not in their genes, it ''will not'' be possible.
6th Apr '16 6:47:11 AM CrystalGlacia
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* In Heian Era Japan, court nobles--women and men both-wore their hair long and open, the longer, the better. Lnger hair meant higher status, especially for women, where long, perfect hair cascading down to the Mo train of the Jûnihitoe was not only common, but highly coveted and desired.

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* In Heian Era Japan, court nobles--women and men both-wore their hair long and open, the longer, the better. Lnger Longer hair meant higher status, especially for women, where long, perfect hair cascading down to the Mo train of the Jûnihitoe their kimono was not only common, but highly coveted and desired.
28th Mar '16 2:31:30 PM AlternativeCola
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*** When she appeared in the [[TheLegendOfKorra sequel series]] episode "Korra Alone", her hair is long.
26th Mar '16 8:12:47 PM Willbyr
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* In the middle of Season 2, ''RoseGunsDays'' introduces a young girl who loses her memories after being hit by [[TheHeroine Rose]]'s car while running away from procurers. The latter offers her her protection in apology, and names her Rapunzel because of this trope. Rose herself has very long hair − [[AnimeHair cut in a downright impossible way.]]

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* In the middle of Season 2, ''RoseGunsDays'' ''VisualNovel/RoseGunsDays'' introduces a young girl who loses her memories after being hit by [[TheHeroine Rose]]'s car while running away from procurers. The latter offers her her protection in apology, and names her Rapunzel because of this trope. Rose herself has very long hair − [[AnimeHair cut in a downright impossible way.]]
25th Mar '16 8:41:51 PM Eievie
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This character has long hair; butt to ankle length long hair and they let it [[DramaticWind dramatically blow around them]]. In fiction, this can mean a number of things from [[LongHairIsFeminine accentuating their femininity]], to symbolizing their [[BarbarianLongHair wild and untamed nature.]] This trope is concerned with former.

Hair is heavy, especially when wet, and as anyone who has had long hair can attest, it takes forever to comb out (especially difficult if it's longer than your own arm), requires much more shampoo than usual, tangles at the slightest provocation, becomes unpredictably wavy to frizzy in humidity, attacks everything in a strong wind (for that matter, long hair loose in a strong wind can actually ''hurt''), and is often getting caught in things and being in the way. It also has a way of winding up in your food and your mouth, eyes, and nose, and if it hangs below your mid-back, you have to be careful sitting in seats to avoid it being pinned behind or under you. Sleeping with very long hair (or sleeping with [[DoubleEntendre in both senses of the word]] someone with very long hair) has its drawbacks, too. For all these reasons, it is associated with those of high status.

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This character has long hair; butt hair--butt to ankle length long hair and hair--and they let it [[DramaticWind dramatically blow around them]]. In fiction, this can mean a number of things from [[LongHairIsFeminine accentuating their femininity]], to symbolizing their [[BarbarianLongHair wild and untamed nature.]] This trope is concerned with former.

Hair is heavy, especially when wet, and as anyone who has had long hair can attest, it takes forever to comb out (especially difficult if it's longer than your own arm), requires much more shampoo than usual, tangles at the slightest provocation, becomes unpredictably wavy to frizzy in humidity, attacks everything in a strong wind (for that matter, long hair loose in a strong wind can actually ''hurt''), and is often getting caught in things and being in the way. It also has a way of winding up in your food and your mouth, eyes, and nose, and if it hangs below your mid-back, you have to be careful sitting in seats to avoid it being pinned behind or under you. Sleeping with very long hair (or sleeping with [[DoubleEntendre with--[[DoubleEntendre in both senses of the word]] someone word]]--someone with very long hair) has its drawbacks, too. For all these reasons, it is associated with those of high status.



Whether or not this is possible in RealLife also strongly depends on one's genetics; every strand of hair has a "terminal length" at which it will stop growing and shed. Hair's "terminal length" varies with every individual, but is typically around a person's buttock to mid thigh area, and one must have special inherited genes for their hair to be able to grow past this length without falling out. Even if one wants to grow hair past this length, if it is not in their genes, it ''will not'' be possible.

Compare LongHairedPrettyBoy and ImprobableHairstyle and tropes along similiar lines. Contrast BarbarianLongHair for when long hair represents the opposite of tamed civility.

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Whether or not this is possible in RealLife also strongly depends on one's genetics; every strand of hair has a "terminal length" at which it will stop growing and shed. Hair's "terminal length" terminal length varies with every individual, but is typically around a person's buttock to mid thigh area, and one must have special inherited genes for their hair to be able to grow past this length without falling out. Even if one wants to grow hair past this length, if it is not in their genes, it ''will not'' be possible.

Compare LongHairedPrettyBoy and ImprobableHairstyle and tropes along similiar similar lines. Contrast BarbarianLongHair for when long hair represents the opposite of tamed civility.



* Kuchiha of ''Manga/{{Amatsuki}}'' sports a ponytail so long that it doubles as a ScarfOfAsskicking. But even this is nothing compared to Ginshu and Byakuroku - their hair drags along the ground.

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* Kuchiha of ''Manga/{{Amatsuki}}'' sports a ponytail so long that it doubles as a ScarfOfAsskicking. But even this is nothing compared to Ginshu and Byakuroku - their Byakuroku--their hair drags along the ground.



* ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'''s [[DudeLooksLikeALady Alto]] actually has this - there's a scene where he let's it down and it's waist length. Not surprising considering he comes from a family of kabuki actors.

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* ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'''s [[DudeLooksLikeALady Alto]] actually has this - there's this--there's a scene where he let's it down and it's waist length. Not surprising considering he comes from a family of kabuki actors.



** In an isolated incident, short-haired Ako decides that she should grow her hair out so she'll be more attractive. She receives help from a denizen of the [[MagicalLand Magic World]] who gives her some magic hair growth medicine. It works like a charm...[[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v26/c235/8.html for about 2 minutes. Then it goes too far in the other direction.]]

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** In an isolated incident, short-haired Ako decides that she should grow her hair out so she'll be more attractive. She receives help from a denizen of the [[MagicalLand Magic World]] who gives her some magic hair growth medicine. It works like a charm... [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v26/c235/8.html for about 2 minutes. Then it goes too far in the other direction.]]



* Another male example: Clari of ''Manga/ViolinistOfHameln'' has glossy blond hair of incredible fullness and volume...and it reaches his ''ankles''. To make this even more ridiculous, he participates in massive melee battles with it down.

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* Another male example: Clari of ''Manga/ViolinistOfHameln'' has glossy blond hair of incredible fullness and volume... and it reaches his ''ankles''. To make this even more ridiculous, he participates in massive melee battles with it down.



** The series also has a male example, although it's hard to see - Shingo used to have reasonable long hair (just a bit past shoulder length) in his past, but apparantly never tended to it during his 15 years long coma, resulting in it having grown so much that it reaches his thighs. Due to his [[ConvenientComa situation]], it's hardly ever visible, though, as there's just one scene that shows him without the covers of his hospital bed.

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** The series also has a male example, although it's hard to see - Shingo see--Shingo used to have reasonable long hair (just a bit past shoulder length) in his past, but apparantly never tended to it during his 15 years long coma, resulting in it having grown so much that it reaches his thighs. Due to his [[ConvenientComa situation]], it's hardly ever visible, though, as there's just one scene that shows him without the covers of his hospital bed.



* Rapunzel when she appeared in ''{{ComicBook/Fables}}''. Because she was cursed, she couldn't stay in place around the mundies for too long and had a rather modern twist to her curse...her hair was cut several times a day, then donated to a wig factory; and the people there thought she was a colony of Amish girls.

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* Rapunzel when she appeared in ''{{ComicBook/Fables}}''. Because she was cursed, she couldn't stay in place around the mundies for too long and had a rather modern twist to her curse... her hair was cut several times a day, then donated to a wig factory; and the people there thought she was a colony of Amish girls.



** ComicBook/{{Storm}} had ridiculously long hair for someone living in the African wilderness and constantly standing in the wind/being rained upon. In the Joe Madureira era, she had a large mop of hair on her head which reached the floor, but wasn't straight (and mostly GodivaHair like in the '80s) but a large mop which looked like it had a life of its own and...quite heavy. She killed Marrow nonetheless.

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** ComicBook/{{Storm}} had ridiculously long hair for someone living in the African wilderness and constantly standing in the wind/being rained upon. In the Joe Madureira era, she had a large mop of hair on her head which reached the floor, but wasn't straight (and mostly GodivaHair like in the '80s) but a large mop which looked like it had a life of its own and... quite heavy. She killed Marrow nonetheless.



* ''Fanfic/{{First Try|Series}}: Team Tetsuo'' [[LampshadeHanging hangs an]] [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped anvil-shaped]] [[DeconstructedTrope lampshade on this]]. Shinobi with long hair didn't wear it for cosmetic effect, but as SchmuckBait for any sucker that tried to grab it during a fight - it brought them into the ninja's InstantDeathRadius, and even if the grab worked, they could counter it perfectly well. As such, long hair worn down became a non-verbal "I'm better than you and I ''know'' it" statement as time went. [[AwesomeButImpractical It also had the exact same problems the trope description above talks about regarding weight, tangling and upkeep]]. Tetsuo and Naruto make it painfully clear to Sakura during their training trip, in a moment that leads to the fic's version of her ImportantHaircut.

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* ''Fanfic/{{First Try|Series}}: Team Tetsuo'' [[LampshadeHanging hangs an]] [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped anvil-shaped]] [[DeconstructedTrope lampshade on this]]. Shinobi with long hair didn't wear it for cosmetic effect, but as SchmuckBait for any sucker that tried to grab it during a fight - it fight--it brought them into the ninja's InstantDeathRadius, and even if the grab worked, they could counter it perfectly well. As such, long hair worn down became a non-verbal "I'm better than you and I ''know'' it" statement as time went. [[AwesomeButImpractical It also had the exact same problems the trope description above talks about regarding weight, tangling and upkeep]]. Tetsuo and Naruto make it painfully clear to Sakura during their training trip, in a moment that leads to the fic's version of her ImportantHaircut.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'', Merida's hair, curly, reaches just about to her waist. Considering ''how'' curly her hair is, its true length is probably considerably longer. Her mother is a more classic example, as her straight hair, wrapped, reaches to her knees, and when unwrapped is six and a half feet long -- that is to say, longer than she is tall!

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'', Merida's hair, curly, reaches just about to her waist. Considering ''how'' curly her hair is, its true length is probably considerably longer. Her mother is a more classic example, as her straight hair, wrapped, reaches to her knees, and when unwrapped is six and a half feet long -- that long--that is to say, longer than she is tall!



* Three of Creator/CateBlanchett's most famous roles - Galadriel in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', Queen Elizabeth I in ''Film/{{Elizabeth}}'', and Lady Marion Loxley in ''Film/RobinHood2010'' - have her with hair well past her waist.

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* Three of Creator/CateBlanchett's most famous roles - Galadriel roles--Galadriel in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', Queen Elizabeth I in ''Film/{{Elizabeth}}'', and Lady Marion Loxley in ''Film/RobinHood2010'' - have ''Film/RobinHood2010''--have her with hair well past her waist.



* In the Literature/{{Distortionverse}} series, Veckert Rainer invokes this trope when - after a shower - has to switch the hairdryer to ''tornado mode'' in order to dry it properly:

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* In the Literature/{{Distortionverse}} series, Veckert Rainer invokes this trope when - after when--after a shower - has shower--has to switch the hairdryer to ''tornado mode'' in order to dry it properly:



* From the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series, there's Lieutenant Abigail Hearns, [[BadassPrincess Miss Owens]], of the Grayson Space Navy -- the first native-born Grayson woman to join the service. Her hair is nearly waist-length and frequently terribly inconvenient, but she simply can't bring herself to cut it; you can take the girl off Grayson but you can't take the Grayson out of the girl, and [[LongHairIsFeminine no respectable Grayson woman would ever cut her hair short]]. Thus, she deals with it as is, no matter how frustrating it sometimes is for her.

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* From the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series, there's Lieutenant Abigail Hearns, [[BadassPrincess Miss Owens]], of the Grayson Space Navy -- the Navy--the first native-born Grayson woman to join the service. Her hair is nearly waist-length and frequently terribly inconvenient, but she simply can't bring herself to cut it; you can take the girl off Grayson but you can't take the Grayson out of the girl, and [[LongHairIsFeminine no respectable Grayson woman would ever cut her hair short]]. Thus, she deals with it as is, no matter how frustrating it sometimes is for her.



-->Whenever he cut the hair of his head -- he used to cut his hair from time\\
to time when it became too heavy for him -- he would weigh it, and its weight\\
was two hundred shekels (five pounds) by the royal standard. -- '''2 Samuel 14:26'''
* Della in ''Literature/TheGiftOfTheMagi'' has beautiful brown hair that, when unpinned, reaches to her knees. [[spoiler:[[ItWasHisSled It doesn't have a happy ending - the hair, that is]].]]

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-->Whenever he cut the hair of his head -- he head--he used to cut his hair from time\\
to time when it became too heavy for him -- he him--he would weigh it, and its weight\\
was two hundred shekels (five pounds) by the royal standard. \\
-- '''2 Samuel 14:26'''
* Della in ''Literature/TheGiftOfTheMagi'' has beautiful brown hair that, when unpinned, reaches to her knees. [[spoiler:[[ItWasHisSled It doesn't have a happy ending - the ending--the hair, that is]].]]



* Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' had Lúthien magically grow her hair long, in order to use it to escape her elvish father -- he had grounded her in a treehouse (there's a pun in there somewhere...) to stop her from following her mortal lover, whom he had sent away to [[EngagementChallenge get rid of him]]. She makes a rope for escaping the treehouse, and a cloak which induces sleep in anyone else it touched. Of course, this leaves her nearly bald until it grows back.

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* Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' had Lúthien magically grow her hair long, in order to use it to escape her elvish father -- he father--he had grounded her in a treehouse (there's a pun in there somewhere...) to stop her from following her mortal lover, whom he had sent away to [[EngagementChallenge get rid of him]]. She makes a rope for escaping the treehouse, and a cloak which induces sleep in anyone else it touched. Of course, this leaves her nearly bald until it grows back.



* A lot of wrestling women will actually opt for RapunzelHair. Some will grow it out themselves while others - particularly the WWE Divas - will just opt for extensions. This seems partially a {{Fanservice}} trait - as it is mostly only used by wrestlers who will have some sex appeal to their appearance - and actually has a practical reason too. Long hair flying around actually adds to the TheatricsOfPain, making moves look more impactful. It is for this reason that a lot of women - and even men too - will wrestle with their hair down.

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* A lot of wrestling women will actually opt for RapunzelHair. Some will grow it out themselves while others - particularly others--particularly the WWE Divas - will Divas--will just opt for extensions. This seems partially a {{Fanservice}} trait - as trait--as it is mostly only used by wrestlers who will have some sex appeal to their appearance - and appearance--and actually has a practical reason too. Long hair flying around actually adds to the TheatricsOfPain, making moves look more impactful. It is for this reason that a lot of women - and women--and even men too - will too--will wrestle with their hair down.



* Quite a few ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' characters have hair that reaches at least down to their hips, including Flonne, Lamington, Yukimaru, Fukubi, Sapphire, Asuka, and Salvatore. This is only counting ''plot'' characters, mind you - if we were counting generic units or bonus Creator/NipponIchi characters, we'd be here all week.

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* Quite a few ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' characters have hair that reaches at least down to their hips, including Flonne, Lamington, Yukimaru, Fukubi, Sapphire, Asuka, and Salvatore. This is only counting ''plot'' characters, mind you - if you--if we were counting generic units or bonus Creator/NipponIchi characters, we'd be here all week.



* In ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'', both Kurugaya and Kud have very long hair. In particular, Riki seems to have a thing for Kud's hair - he gets distracted by it several times, and there's even a scene/CG where they have to cuddle up together with Kud in front of him and he ends up stroking his hands through it. Kud thinks it's a little weird, but not in a bad way.

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* In ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'', both Kurugaya and Kud have very long hair. In particular, Riki seems to have a thing for Kud's hair - he hair--he gets distracted by it several times, and there's even a scene/CG where they have to cuddle up together with Kud in front of him and he ends up stroking his hands through it. Kud thinks it's a little weird, but not in a bad way.



* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=2177 Monique briefly fantasizes about being like this -- and getting to be Rapunzel on top.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=2177 Monique briefly fantasizes about being like this -- and this--and getting to be Rapunzel on top.]]



** In ''WesternAnimation/EquestriaGirls'', the Bearers of Harmony's hair grows to resemble pony tails in their MagicalGirl forms. Likewise the human forms of the princesses - Celestia, Luna and Cadance - all have hair that reaches to their knees.

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** In ''WesternAnimation/EquestriaGirls'', the Bearers of Harmony's hair grows to resemble pony tails in their MagicalGirl forms. Likewise the human forms of the princesses - Celestia, princesses--Celestia, Luna and Cadance - all Cadance--all have hair that reaches to their knees.



* In Heian Era Japan, court nobles women and men both - wore their hair long and open, the longer, the better, as longer hair meant higher status, especially for women, where long, perfect hair cascading down to the Mo train of the Jûnihitoe was not only common, but highly coveted and desired.

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* In Heian Era Japan, court nobles women nobles--women and men both - wore both-wore their hair long and open, the longer, the better, as longer better. Lnger hair meant higher status, especially for women, where long, perfect hair cascading down to the Mo train of the Jûnihitoe was not only common, but highly coveted and desired.
28th Feb '16 8:50:36 AM elemt
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* In ''Literature/TheLunarChronicles'' Cress's hair is long enough to get tangled under the wheels of a chair she's sitting in, and to wrap around someone enough to bind them together. That this makes it incredibly heavy and hard to keep tidy is acknowledged, and its length is because she's not allowed access to sharp objects that would let her cut it.
24th Feb '16 5:57:28 AM fearlessnikki
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* Subverted by "The Puerto Rican Princess" Amber Rodriguez, who has let her hair get very long, does have the sense to tie and retrain it for her matches. All the same, her monstrous([[MulticoloredHair if well cared for]]) ponytail flailing around through lockups and pin attempts is a sight to behold.[[/folder]]

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* Subverted by "The Puerto Rican Princess" Amber Rodriguez, who has let her hair get very long, does have the sense to tie and retrain it for her matches. All the same, her monstrous([[MulticoloredHair if well cared for]]) ponytail flailing around through lockups and pin attempts is a sight to behold.behold.
* A lot of wrestling women will actually opt for RapunzelHair. Some will grow it out themselves while others - particularly the WWE Divas - will just opt for extensions. This seems partially a {{Fanservice}} trait - as it is mostly only used by wrestlers who will have some sex appeal to their appearance - and actually has a practical reason too. Long hair flying around actually adds to the TheatricsOfPain, making moves look more impactful. It is for this reason that a lot of women - and even men too - will wrestle with their hair down.
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** In ''WesternAnimation/EquestriaGirls'', the Bearers of Harmony's hair grows to resemble pony tails in their MagicalGirl forms.

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** In ''WesternAnimation/EquestriaGirls'', the Bearers of Harmony's hair grows to resemble pony tails in their MagicalGirl forms. Likewise the human forms of the princesses - Celestia, Luna and Cadance - all have hair that reaches to their knees.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Marge Simpson's enormous BeehiveHairdo. It's been shown that when she has her hair worn down it's roughly waist length. (Though it varies, one episode briefly showed it as knee length, and that was when her hair was ''falling out'')

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
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Marge Simpson's enormous BeehiveHairdo. It's been shown that when she has her hair worn down it's roughly waist length. (Though it varies, one episode briefly showed it as knee length, and that was when her hair was ''falling out'')out'').
** Homer meets Rapunzel herself in a FracturedFairyTale themed episode. It turns out that, however long the hair may have been, it certainly wasn't strong enough to withstand Homer's weight.



* Melina Perez, of WWE fame has had thick black hair down past her waist since around 2007-ish.

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* Melina Perez, of WWE fame has had thick black hair down past her waist since around 2007-ish. After leaving WWE she opted to cut it short into a bob.
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