I know that "Robot Hair" as a trope was cited in the Character Sheet
, but it actually linked to Alien Hair
. The trope itself may need a better description
in some spots.
...And it appears that theLibrarian already made a YKTTW on essentially the same subject
. However, it went nowhere, meaning I'm free to pursue this trope
. I've added the examples cited in that one's discussion in due time, and the description provided can be made into a Laconic Wiki
Indexes: Hair Tropes
, Robot Roll Call
Robots are curious beings. They may vary in lifestyle
... even gender
. Indeed, they come in a myriad of ways
. But a particularly curious thing about them, humanoid ones in especial, is that no matter where they come from, no matter how they appear, they may have some form of a trait found most commonly on mammals. By which we mean... hair.
may fall into any of the incoming kinds:
- "Synthetic" Hair -- This is basically robots with human hair.
- "Mechanical Facsimile" Hair -- This is where robots have hair that is just as technological in appearance. It could be pipes, wires and cables, or part of the head's shape.
A common feature of any Fembot
or Robot Girl
, though masculine robots are not exempt.
Sister trope to Tertiary Sexual Characteristics
. Compare Alien Hair
and Non Mammalian Hair
Anime And Manga
Live Action TV
- Ambassador Magma (aka The Space Giants): Magma/Goldar is a "living giant" forged from gold with long gold hair. His normal-sized, human-looking wife and son are also behaired, but it's less unusual on them.
- Kryten dons a toupée in the last episode of Red Dwarf VI.
- Fulgore in Killer Intinct.
- The Lin Kuei robots in Mortal Kombat had a set of cables on the back of their heads which resembled pony tails.
- Most reploids from the Mega Man X series. Most famously, Zero's long blonde ponytail.
- Emeralda in Xenogears. Of course, since she's entirely made of nanomachines, it sort of makes sense that she can make them into hair if she wants to. She also uses it as a weapon in some of her attacks.
- In BlazBlue Nirvana has a crest on "her" head in the shape of her hair when she was still Ada Clover. Occasional joke character Mecha Tao has a metal version of Taokaka's hair. The Prime Field Devices including Noel Vermilion all have normal looking blonde hair (although it's not stated if they're Ridiculously Human Robots or Artificial Humans).
- In Cave Story, both the protagonist and Curly Brace respectively have black and blonde hair, making them stand out from other, less humanoid robots.