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[[caption-width-right:330:[- HotBlooded, [[{{Tsundere}} hot tempered]], and [[HeroesWantRedheads all-around hot]].-] ]]

->''"With my long, red hair flying as I beat them half to death, I got a new nickname: '''[[RedBaron The Bloody Habanero]].'''"''
-->-- '''Kushina Uzumaki''', ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''

In Hollywood, you have your {{Dumb Blonde}}s, your {{Brainy Brunette}}s... and your [[BlondeBrunetteRedhead Fiery Redheads]].

A Fiery Redhead is a red-haired character who is strong, [[HotBlooded passionate]], outgoing, usually outspoken, and (if a love interest) often female. She has a big personality and she's not afraid to use it. Whatever you do, don't get on her bad side, or there will be hell to pay. (Especially if PersonalityPowers are present: she likes PlayingWithFire.) She will be unladylike unless it's the case of a redheaded SpiritedYoungLady. She might be OneOfTheBoys, a {{tomboy}}, or a [[TheLadette lad-ette]]. [[HeroesWantRedheads Heroes do like redheads]] after all.

This hair-color stereotype probably developed since red hair was associated with the [[ScotIreland Irish and Scottish]] (and before this, Vikings) for a long time, and they ended up being stereotyped as [[ViolentGlaswegian loud, strong, and passionate]]. Creator/MaureenOHara was practically the embodiment of this stereotype and probably did a lot to spread it. On the other hand, it's even found in Eastern Europe where any association would have been with Russians or Swedes, nationalities not generally stereotyped as hotheaded.

In addition to this, it extends even into ancient texts from Babylonian and Scandinavian Oral Historian. In the ''Literature/ProseEdda'', Odin is depicted as blonde, green-eyed, cool, and calculating - while his son, Thor, is a redheaded, blue-eyed (something of an omen of war/perfection in Scandinavian culture) fire-breathing stereotypical Viking (the raiding kind) who treats Earth as a giant freshman mixer. Gilgamesh is also a Fiery Redhead with blue eyes whose duties include...well...being a good precursor to Thor, for the most part - though with more reservation and a cooling trend near the end of his life (this makes both an eerie paradigm of {{Fiery Redhead}}s at the creation of their respective peoples' writings). The whole "red-haired, blue-eyed" thing is [[RedOniBlueOni usually split in Japan between two people]].

Although [[TruthInTelevision real redheads]] can have GreenEyes, [[SignificantGreenEyedRedhead this association is exaggerated in fiction]].

Compare HeroesWantRedheads, DarkSkinnedRedhead, EvilRedheads, RoseHairedSweetie, RedHeadedStepchild, RedheadsAreUncool, and RedHeadedHero. In anime, could be a ShanaClone. If you have a blonde, a brunette, and a redhead in close proximity (i.e. in the main cast), it's BlondeBrunetteRedhead. Contrast ShyBlueHairedGirl for RedOniBlueOni and EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette for the realistic opposite hair color and personality.

If she's part of a FourTemperamentEnsemble, expect her to be Choleric.

Please do not confuse this with a redhead being [[PlayingWithFire literally fiery]], or having [[FlamingHair literal]] [[ElementalHair fiery head]], although these tropes may overlap.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fan novel ''[[WolfInPonysClothing Wolf In Pony's Clothing]]'', Apple Bloom thinks that Ardi (a young adult male sapient wolf) is going to eat her. So she kicks him in the head. And bites him on the paw.
* Johanna Smith-Rhodes, red-haired Assassin, in ''{{Discworld}}'' fic such as ''Fanfic/NatureStudies'' and ''Fanfic/WhyAndWere''
* ''Fanfic/{{Bait and Switch|STO}}'' and related fics have Captain Kanril Eleya, a ginger Bajoran who once told Q to "get the ''[[PardonMyKlingon phekk]]'' off my desk!" She's got a temper and she tends to react badly when [[AMotherToHerMen other people put her crew in unnecessary jeopardy]].
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* Red Hot from ''Pinball/BanzaiRun''.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' gives us [[http://magiccards.info/m10/en/132.html Chandra]] [[http://magiccards.info/zen/en/120.html Nalaar]], a young and impulsive [[PlayingWithFire pyromancer]] who is as short-tempered as she is dangerous. This makes her, both figuratively and literally, a [[IncrediblyLamePun fiery]] redhead on two levels--both in that her powers involve fire, and that [[FlamingHair her hair flares]] every time she activates her powers.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' TabletopRPG (Last Unicorn Games) supplement "Planetary Adventures". The adventure "The Enemy You Know" has a redheaded female engineer, who "can be hot-tempered and impulsive" and has a "tendency to charge into situations". She overhears a Vulcan woman speak a phrase in Romulan and confronts her, calling her a "dirty Romulan spy".
* The redhead Helena Daphnotarthius, a cleric of the Immortal Valerias, in the ''DungeonsAndDragons'' ''Dawn of the Emperors'' boxed set. She was "fiery in anger, in romance, in the pursuit of things she wants." She wanted to live "life to its fullest and promote the questionable virtues of reckless abandon and thoughtless enjoyment".
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has Angron, Primarch of the World Eaters. After he becomes a Daemon Prince, he's a literal redhead.
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Rena Ryuuguu from ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'' keeps her fire well-concealed for the most part, but it's there.
-->'''Rena:''' When Keiichi-san is angry, he's twice [as scary as Oryou].\\
'''Keiichi:''' However, when Rena is angry she's twice as scary again.
* Battler Ushiromiya from ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi''.
** His half-sister Ange is also a subversion of this trope.
* Aoko [[spoiler:and Akiha]] from ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' and '' VideoGame/MeltyBlood''. Aoko's hair is probably dyed, as it was brown when she was younger. Aoko is one of the strongest mages in the world who enjoys messing with people and [[StuffBlowingUp blowing stuff up]]. [[spoiler:Akiha's hair is normally a severe black, as befitting an {{ojou}}, but it TurnsRed when she consciously or unconsciously calls upon her demonic blood to power up. She fits this trope well, since she gets redder the more fiery she gets, and gets more fiery the redder she gets. She's still in control until the point that [[RedEyesTakeWarning her eyes turn red]] too, which is the sign that she's gone insane.]]
** Akiha once claimed that the redness was her "true" hair color, [[spoiler:but only in the sense that her "true" nature was demonic -- she was being rather negative at the time. Her cousin, Kouma, has more demon blood than she does and still normally has black hair, and he's not the kind of guy who would bother with disguises.]]
* Kevan, the Earl of Io from ''VisualNovel/{{Long Live The Queen}}'' takes this trope UpToEleven.
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