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[[caption-width-right:200:Something is ''[[JustForPun bugging]]'' me about your hair.]]

Two strands of hair that stick up from the top of the head and curve forward like antennae, a style popularized by ''Manga/LoveHina'' and other works by Creator/KenAkamatsu. Probably will belong to someone... [[TheDitz lighter in disposition]] or in general intellect. Yet another way to quickly and simply add another visual quirk to a character.

If the character has only one strand, it is IdiotHair.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Anything by Creator/KenAkamatsu, like Naru and Mutsumi of ''Manga/LoveHina''. Also appears in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' and ''Manga/AILoveYou''.
** More specifically, Mai in ''Manga/ItsudatteMySanta'' has [[PrehensileHair prehensile ones]] which she refers to as her "unhappiness detectors".
** Saotome Haruna's from ''Negima'' doubles as "Love Detector".
* ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'': The entire Furukawa family has this.
* Akeno from ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'' has two of them going backwards.
* ''Manga/DearS'': Ren. Manga {{omake}} plays with the idea of them being real antennae for laughs.
** Also ''Manga/ZombieLoan'''s Shito, with an omake of these two making some sort of friendship based on their antennae.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Giselle Gewelle, a Quincy Sternritter, has two of these, making her otherwise ordinary appearance slightly odd.
* ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'': Belldandy may be the TropeMaker. And [[ArtEvolution her current character design]] has ''six'' of them.
* ''Manga/TenjhoTenge'': Maya Natsume.
** You mean [[FanNickname Roach Girl]]?
* ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'': Sha Gojyo. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Son Goku. Whenever he gets tired of calling him "pervy kappa," he calls Gojyo a cockroach.
* The Red King, Mikoto Suoh, in ''Anime/{{K}}'' - most likely a sort of reference to the Saiyuki example, as he is a very Saiyuki-like character, and emphatically ''not'' a ditz.
* ''Manga/{{Sketchbook}}'': Nagisa, who appropriately enough is an insect {{otaku}}.
* Momo in ''Manga/ManabiStraight'' has antennae (and hair) long enough some fans affectionately nicknamed her [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=301734 "Cockroach-tan"]].
* ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'': Hitomi Kanzaki -- though her Emo version from TheMovie doesn't have them. She has them as a child and back in a more recent flashback. Apparently they symbolize her sunny disposition that a bad case of teenager's angst took away.
* Yume in the first ''Manga/SomedaysDreamers''. They even had an episode where it played a role in the plot.
* Sakura from ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''.
* Azuma from ''Manga/YakitateJapan'' has these with his hairband on.
* Gentoku Ryuubi (Liu Bei) from ''Manga/IkkiTousen''.
** Myosai Kakouen also has this, though she isn't a ditz.
* Tenma from ''Manga/SchoolRumble''.
* While ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'''s Ed Elric has IdiotHair (despite [[ChildProdigy not being]] [[InsufferableGenius an idiot]]), his father Van Hohenheim has true HairAntennae that stick out in front of his face. True to form, he's a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.
** Kimblee, too, although as the resident [[TheSociopath sociopathic]], PsychoForHire MadBomber, he doesn't fit the personality type at all.
* Yuri a.k.a. Angel Lily from ''Manga/WeddingPeach'' has hair like this, although she doesn't fit the ditzy personality part of the description.
* Rei from ''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead'' has two antennae.
* ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid'' has Rio, Vivio's [[GenkiGirl energetic]], [[SupernaturalMartialArts martial artist]] friend. It stays there even when she accesses her personal [[OlderAlterEgo Adult Mode]].
* ''VisualNovel/YosugaNoSora'' has quite a few: Haruka, Sora, Akira and Yahiro all have those, but Akira's the one and only {{Cloudcuckoolander}} to boot.
* Shiemi from ''Manga/BlueExorcist''
* Kanon Nakagawa from ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'' has these but is not really a ditz. [[spoiler: The goddess inside her however...]]
* Kuroyukihime from ''LightNovel/AccelWorld'', whose "antennae" add to her butterfly motif.
* Lettuce from ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' has these when she transforms. Though they also change size frequently.
* Shishiwakamaru from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' was a pretty boy opponent to Team Urameshi in the [[TournamentArc Dark Tournament]]. Being a demon who only looks human and has a hidden nasty side, he averts most of the lighter traits of this trope.
* Mikoto Utsugi from ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' ''looks'' like she has these. In actuality, it's her sides pulled up that way by an item called the Invisible Hairband.
* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'': Saitou's hair, so much so that Yahiko arranges his own hair to look like Saitou's when asking for his whereabouts.
* ''Anime/MaiOtome'' has Arika's two long, skinny braids, which writhe in time with her emotions. She even earns the nickname Arinko-chan, i.e. Anty.
* Made fun of in ''Manga/NoMatterHowILookAtItItsYouGuysFaultImNotPopular'' when the heroine tries to give herself antenna hair but everyone just thinks she didn't brush her hair that morning.
* ''LightNovel/SundayWithoutGod'': protagonist Ai has three hair antennae, and when she was younger she only had two.
* Megumi Oki from ''Manga/{{Arachnid}}'' has hair antennae as part of her cockroach motif. She can even sense changes in air pressure and currents by using them.
* Isogai from ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'' has short hair antennae that corresponds to his health; [[ExpressiveHair it wilts when he's feeling ill and springs back to normal after he has taken rest]].

* ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'': Johnny C, after he [[spoiler:comes back from hell and most of his hair falls out]]. Literally, all he has left is hair antennae. He's... [[AxCrazy not]] [[PsychopathicManchild like]] [[SerialKiller most]] [[KnifeNut other]] [[NietzscheWannabe examples...]]
** It symbolizes his newfound desire to shed his impulses and become icily efficient, driven by necessity rather than desire - [[RuleOfSymbolism like an insect]].
* [[OnlySaneMan Filemón]] from ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon''. [[PrematurelyBald That's all the hair he has]].
* Monroe, a character from a long-running comic series in ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'', has hair like this, with the rest of his hair buzzed.
* ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} has a backwards variant, though how much they stick up [[DependingOnTheArtist depends on who's drawing him]].
* Pallo from ''Lions Tigers and Bears''. He has three coming out of his mane.
* In ComicBook/TheTick comics, Barry Hubris (AKA the other Tick) has hair like this when out of costume.
* Billy Whizz the [[SuperSpeed fastest boy in the world]] from ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' has a variant of this trope. The character has his hair shaved apart from two long hairs on the top of his head with lightning shaped patterns at the end.
** In a [[TheSixties 1960s]] annual it was revealed that he has this bizarre style because he rushes away from the barbers before the barber finishes his hair leaving him with two long hairs.
* Princess Victoria in Creator/BryanTalbot's graphic novel ''[[ComicBook/LutherArkwright Heart of Empire]]'' has two strands of hair going down and out from the top of her forehead.
* The Flea from ''ComicBook/{{PS238}}''. When he's in costume they look like a mask detail, but when he takes off the mask they're still there. In addition to being a FriendToBugs, he's a FunPersonified character.

[[folder:Film - Animated]]
* Milo from Disney's ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' has rather antennae-like bangs, befitting a bookish fellow like him.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''KingdomHearts'': Larxene with a backwards variant. Unlike most of these examples, she's a PsychoElectro.
* ''VideoGame/VagrantStory'': Ashley Riot's antenna actually manage to give off a retro punk vibe.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' has a whole clan of them: Sephiroth, his father [[spoiler:Professor Hojo]], and his "mother"/genetic donor Jenova (at least its graphically-updated incarnation in ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'').
** And how about Aeris' gravity defying fringe?
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'': Seymour. Oh my dear God, Seymour -- that is the craziest hair we have ever seen. Guado hair typically grows into intertwined shapes, much like dreadlocks. But Seymour's half-human genes causes it to sprout all over the place.
*** Yunalesca has a more typical version. Her appearance borrows more than a few beauty tips from VII's Jenova.
* Tails from ''SonicTheHedgehog'' has grown a little one of these. He always had a tuft of hair on the front of his head, but since the post-''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' redesign it's become long and thin like antennae.
* ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'': [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Laharl]] uses it to cheat his height. [[spoiler:Even when he's turned into a Prinny, [[MorphicResonance he keeps them]]. Helps identify him, although the laugh helps.]]
** HairAntennae appear to run in the family, as King Krichevskoy also had them. [[spoiler:He loses them while assuming the identity of Vyers, but now they're back as of VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4|A Promise Unforgotten}}.]]
** Laharl's self-proclaimed sister Sicily from ''VideoGame/DisgaeaDimension2'' also has them, though she tied them into a bow.
* Ryoji Mochizuki from ''VideoGame/Persona3'' has hair antennae, contrasting the rest of his hair, which is slicked back.
* In his third form, Haseo from ''[[VideoGame/DotHackGUGames .hack//G.U.]]'' has this.
* As befits a character who has butterflies as a motif, the muse Thaleia in ''[[VideoGame/SaGa2 SaGa 2: Hihou Densetsu: Goddess of Destiny]]'' has this type of hair.
* The female player character in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' sports a noticeable one.
* Otacon sports a mild case in VideoGame/MetalGearSolid.
* Makoto Kikuchi and Ritsuko Akizuki from ''Videogame/TheIdolmaster''; the other girls sport mainly {{Ahoge}}.
* The player character in ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'' has them.
* ''VideoGame/BravelySecond'': Cryst-Fairy Anne spots some antennae.
* ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'': Sig has these, though they're on the back of his head and point away.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'': Apollo Justice, though they're not natural and he carefully gels them every morning. The form of his antennae are more like a double IdiotHair, though, with both strands pointing straight up without making a curve. Trucy Wright has a much smaller but similarly-shaped set of antennae beneath her hat [[spoiler:and happens to be Apollo's half-sister]].
* ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'': Nagisa Furukawa, her dad Akio, and her mom Sanae (who has THREE strands of hair); seems to run in the family. Ushio [[spoiler:, Tomoya and Nagisa's daughter]] did not inherit the trait though.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Seinarukana}}'': Ruputna and Narukana.
* Reinhard Heydrich from ''VisualNovel/DiesIrae'' got these and the anime adaptation makes them even more prominent. Unusually for this trope however, he is the BigBad.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Girl in ''Webcomic/CatAndGirl''. They have become progressively longer over the years.
* Grace from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''. [[spoiler:They actually are antennae.]] Interestingly enough, as large as they are, they get [[TertiarySexualCharacteristics downright huge]] in her [[GenderBender male form]].
* Zukaru and Daisuke from ''Webcomic/FiyoraNya''
* In ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'', Princess Voluptua is a giant insect disguised as a woman. [[MorphicResonance Consequently,]] her eyebrows arch up high above her head, resembling antennae.
* HumanAliens in ''Webcomic/IWasKidnappedByLesbianPiratesFromOuterSpace''.
* ''Webcomic/AMiracleOfScience'': Dr. Haas. Definitely not the usual personality type, being a dead-serious MadScientist with ScaryShinyGlasses. (And the antennae are used as one of the two main visual signifiers of his insanity; they instantly gain their ability to defy gravity when he's infected with ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder.)
* From ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Elan the bard, his twin brother Nale, and [[spoiler:their father Tarquin]] all have them.
* Miriam from ''Webcomic/OutThere''.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'', [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=7651 Sarv'swati Vel'Sharen]] has very prominent hair antennae, but completely inverts the usual personality type, being a dead-serious BloodKnight with no known sense of humor.
* [[Webcomic/TheBookOfBiff Biff]] has antenna eyebrows.
* Taito from ''Webcomic/{{Consolers}}'' has two antennas sticking straight up.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* When out of costume, Tumblebee of the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' has a pair of hair antennae.
* Seems to run in [[Literature/WhateleyUniverse Dr. Diabolik's]] family, though they more like horns than antennae, and none of them (except, arguably, [[AffablyEvil Malachai]]) fit the character type at all.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In a rare Western example, The Monarch from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' has [[UnusualEyebrows antenna eyebrows]].
** Well, considering his general motif...
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'''s Noximilien [[BigBad "Nox"]] Coxen had these before [[StartOfDarkness he went crazy]].
* Kole from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' has them alongside bright-pink hair.
* [[TheTrickster Luan Loud]] of ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' has two long hair strands sticking out from the middle of her forehead.