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The character is a blonde. Therefore, obviously, she is {{beaut|yEqualsGoodness}}iful, [[IncorruptiblePurePureness good]], pure, young, kind, and [[TheIngenue innocent]]. Sweet, wholesome, kind, and feminine tend to be included, and the innocence can range up to VirginPower. If she fights, it's {{reluctant|Warrior}}ly and she tends to [[ActualPacifist avoid violence]] where she can.

Victorian literature would also use it to portray her as delicate and fragile, if not actually the IllGirl--being, of course, TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth. This part is largely a DiscreditedTrope. (The only trace of this in RealLife is that blonde hair tends to be a feature of younger people--it tends to darken to mousy brown or turn reddish throughout the bearer's early life.)

Men falling under this trope are rarer, but the blond hero can also have Hair of Gold. Such a hero is more action-oriented than the Hair of Gold heroine, but he is also [[TheHero good]], wholesome, kind to those weaker than himself, [[ThinkNothingOfIt modest]], and prone to be the ChasteHero or CelibateHero.

Often paired with InnocentBlueEyes.

Compare and Contrast MysticalWhiteHair, where a pale hair color denotes arcane traits, with or without IncorruptiblePurePureness. Also compare the popular and fun-loving EveryoneLovesBlondes, and contrast WhiteHairBlackHeart, for when light hair is paired with an evil character.

'''NOTE:''' Not all blondes belong in this list. Not even all good blondes. If the character does not match the personality type, she does not have Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold and should be listed only if she exploits the expectation.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* A number of examples in ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':
** Fate Testarossa who, even during her tenure as a DarkMagicalGirl, was depicted to be kind and innocent to the point of {{Love Martyr}}dom. She then grows up to become the most blatantly LawfulGood character in the series.
** Carim Gracia in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' has lush golden hair and is one of the {{Big Good}}s of the series and the honorable leader of the Church Knights, with the Saint Church being pretty much the only [[SaintlyChurch infallibly good authority]] left in the series.
** Vivio, also of ''[=StrikerS=]'', is a [[CheerfulChild young, cheerful]], MysteriousWaif adopted by the main character and the aforementioned Fate.
** In ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'', the last Saint [[SheIsTheKing King]] of Belka, Olivie Sägebrecht ([[spoiler:who Vivio happens to be a clone of]]), is described to have been "bright as the sun, and subtle as a flower".
* ''Manga/SoulEater'' has a very interesting version with its girls: Maka Albarn's blond hair has hints of silver (and she is the wisest), Liz Thompson has a caramel blond coloring (she is the most jaded, though remains optimistic), and Patti Thompson has cornsilk coloring and is the sweetest and most idealistic of the three (most of the time). Then again, there is Marie Mjolnir. Justin Law at first seems to follow this, being a chaste [[spoiler:(or so we think)]] young death scythe.
* In ''Manga/{{Stretch}}'', Ran fits this quite nicely; although she teases Keiko a lot, that's just the way the dynamic between the two women works. Although the manga is black-and-white, the title pages to each chapter are in colour, and show Ran as having blonde hair.
* ''Anime/ProjectAKo'': C-ko, who is a strawberry blonde, was described in one of the original Japanese promos as "innocence personified".
* Not even a demon can find much fault in Elizabeth in ''Manga/BlackButler'', even if she ''did'' probably [[spoiler:lose any VirginPower she might have had.]]
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' has Tamaki, a boy who has a very optimistic view on life, despite his own past and present hardships. He tries to see the good in people and, like a true romantic, thinks every woman is beautiful in her own way. Despite him being TheCharmer, his views on love are quite innocent and old fashioned. Honey would fit this trope as well, especially considering he even LOOKS a lot like a child, although he's actually the [[OlderThanTheyLook oldest]] of the Hosts. He also carries around a bunny plushie and has a love for sweets--cake in particular.
%% * Lucy Heartfilia from ''Manga/FairyTail''.
* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' Vento of the Front is an interesting case, since her appearance is described as that of a holy virgin, but is ruined by her [[ObviouslyEvil self-presentation]].
* Reinhard von Lohengramm in ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' subverts this trope beautifully: he's certainly an [[{{Bishounen}} angelic-looking young man]], he's viewed by people as a [[KnightInShiningArmor perfect hero]] but his methods firmly place him into the AntiHero territory. His sister Annerose, though, is a straight example -- she wouldn't hurt a fly.
* Alibaba from ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'' starts out as somewhat of a subversion, with greed and ass-kissing being his primary traits, but later chapters reveal his kindhearted and good nature. He goes on to become an AllLovingHero for his home country and continues to get stronger for the sake of the entire world.
* Kotori from ''Manga/{{X 1999}}'' has flowing golden locks in the manga. Her design seems to be inspired from Victorian aesthetics--a sweet, innocent, IllGirl who is kind beyond measure and associated with white birds and feathers as symbols of purity.
* Ada from ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' is a sweet girl who loves cats and wants nothing more than to bring her brother back from [[EldritchLocation the Abyss]]. [[PlayingWithATrope Turns out]] she was ''so'' inspired to rescue Oz that she did research into the occult and became [[NightmareFetishist quite fascinated with it]], so much so that she managed to freak out ''[[SoftspokenSadist Vincent]]'', of all people.
* This trope even exists in the light-hearted GagSeries ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys''. Yoshitake is blond and is the single person of the cast who subscribes the most in TrueCompanions.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'':
** Sailor Moon herself tends to fit the trope most of the time, and despite her flaws, she is a good-hearted person who believes that she can work through every problem she faces to make the best situation for everyone.
** Sailor Venus too fits, as, in spite of her flaws, she's a superhero out of pure will of doing good, is a blood donor, and generally helps people whenever she finds trouble (even if she sometimes makes things ''worse'' due her ditziness and/or hot-bloodedness). In the third season of the first anime this led to a rather funny yet subtly creepy episode, when, not having been targeted by the enemy for a Pure Heart Crystal when her friends had, she tried to ''bait them'', culminating in succeeding and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqg1KCKMlL4 this]].
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': Mami is the kindhearted, feminine TeamMom of the group. She's also very lonely and depressed, and angsty over the accident that killed her parents. And she takes GoodIsNotSoft to excessive levels. [[spoiler:In one timeline, after learning that magical girls eventually become witches, she decides [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled they all need to die before they become monsters]] and ''kills Kyoko on the spot'', forcing Madoka to take her out before she does the same to Homura.]]
* Goku, Gohan, Future Trunks, and Goten from ''Manga/DragonBall'', when in [[SuperMode Super Saiyan]] form.
** This only applies to Saiyans who are both naturally kind and docile in their base form ''and'' successfully mastered the Super Saiyan form. Goku when he first ascended and especially Gohan a Super Saiyan 2 both subvert this by regressing into a far more ruthless and even sadistic state of mind.
** Mrs. Brief, Bulma's mother, also qualifies. Sure, she's a DumbBlonde, but she's a polite, good-natured woman.
** Inverted for [[SplitPersonality Lunch]]. Her blue-haired side is sweet, but her blonde-haired side becomes a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* Yellow from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''. She's sweet-tempered and quite a bit of a MartialPacifist, not to mention a FriendToAllLivingThings as well. She's also the youngest out of the Kanto Dex Holders and is rather [[OlderThanTheyLook physically small for her age]].
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''
** Krista who is young and pretty and is easily the most traditionally 'good', chivalrous, and [[TheIngenue caring]] character in the whole series. She even invokes this trope; her drive to live up to this image and be a good girl turns downright martyr-like at times in the worst possible ways.
** Armin is a more downplayed example; he's comparatively a NonActionGuy, the sensitive guy in his SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan combo, and is genuinely kind and caring towards his teammates especially in the beginning. Also subverted later on as he grows more and more into a ConsummateLiar {{Chessmaster}} role. As a bonus, both of these characters have InnocentBlueEyes.
* Princess Emeraude of ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' has [[OlderThanTheyLook the appearance of a young girl]] and is charged with upholding the eternal peace of the land of Cephiro through her prayer. During the story, she's often weeping TenderTears at the thought of her land falling into ruin and guides the PowerTrio through a SecretTestOfCharacter. [[spoiler:Even when she turns evil, it's from heartbreak over the death of her true love, and she begs the girls to kill her--which had been her intention all along, as she would rather die than end up destroying Cephiro.]]
* ''Anime/RuneSoldierLouie'': Melissa is a priestess of the Mylee faith, who longed to serve [[KnightInShiningArmor a noble and just champion of the people]], and do great deeds by his side. Instead, fate chose [[IdiotHero Louie]] for her. Regardless, she remained true to the path Mylee set for her, though it was [[RunningGag against her will.]] So much so, that she refused to desert Louie during a cave-in, despite his insistence that she leave for her own safety. They eventually exit the cave together, [[KarmicProtection both completely unharmed.]]
* Ai from ''LightNovel/SundayWithoutGod'' is sweet, kind, and optimistic, and [[SavingTheWorld wants to save the world]]. Most characters can't help but admire her innocence and determination, and she spends most of the series helping the people she meets.
* ''Manga/UchiNoMusumeNiTeODasuNa'': Applies to Clara and her mother, Athena, who're both blonde [[{{Superhero}} superheroines.]] The first chapter [[{{Lampshaded}} lampshades]] it during a news broadcast, where the news anchor describes them as angels of beauty, virtue, and justice.
* Kaori from ''Manga/YourLieInApril'' is one of the few characters who isn't a brunette or raven. She's a sweet, excitable violinist and is a sort of ManicPixieDreamGirl to Kousei. [[spoiler:In the anime her hair and skin pale significantly, along with her InnocentBlueEyes turning near grey, after her [[IllGirl illness]] takes a turn for the worse.]]
%%* Ririka from ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS'' is a sweet, selfless girl who protects the world using her MagicalGirlWarrior powers.
%%* [[{{Ojou}} Ayaka Yukihiro]] of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is an AuntiePennybags and nice to everyone except her {{Vitriolic Best Bud|s}} Asuna.
%%* Kenji is one of the nicest, most innocent characters in ''Manga/BungouStrayDogs'', and has blond hair.

* In the Literature/{{Child Ballad|s}} ''Literature/SirAldingar'', one variant describes the innocent queen's hair as yellow:
-->''They've putten her into prison strang,\\
A twalmon lang and mair,\\
Until the mice and wild rattens\\
Did tear her yallow hair.''
* [[http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/eng/child/ch010.htm "The Twa Sisters"]] Literature/{{Child Ballad|s}} has a beautiful and innocent blond girl murdered by her evil sister. A harp is made of her bones, and her golden hair is used for the strings. The magic harp sings out an accusation of her murderer.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Heroines in Franchise/ArchieComics tend to fit this trope, especially Betty Cooper, whose most common characterization is the nicest, most innocent and pure-hearted girl in Riverdale, in contrast to the evil, black-haired Veronica Lodge (who Betty tries to be friends with and avoid conflict with). Other strong examples are ''Comicbook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' and Melody from ''Comicbook/JosieAndThePussycats''.
* Shelly in ''ComicBook/TheCrow'' is a blonde (which may surprise fans who only know the Brandon Lee film in which Shelly was a brunette and suitably goth-ish partner to the film's characterisation of Eric as an indie rock guitarist), whose beauty, purity, good-heartedness and innocence are constantly emphasised.
* Golden Eyes, the titular heroine of the UsefulNotes/WorldWarI serial ''ComicBook/GoldenEyesAndHerHeroBill," who combines this trope with CurtainsMatchTheWindow. She's shown to be a friend to children and animals (sells her {{Plunder}} to finance an orphanage AND has a HeroicDog companion), faithful to her sweetheart Bill (rejects all the suitors that try to seduce her while he's away, then follows him overseas to join the war effort as an ambulance driver), and reluctant even to harm the German officer who [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty captures and menaces]] her.
* ''ComicBook/LadyDeath'': Hope used to have blonde hair when she was a sweet young woman before turning into the eponymous protagonist and her hair fading to [[WhiteHairBlackHeart white and turning into a harsher person]]. Her half-sister Vandala on the other hand plays this straight, being a brave and valiant Valkyrie with golden hair.
* ComicBook/MillieTheModel is nice, young, and innocent, especially compared to her FieryRedhead rival, Chili Storm.
* In ''ComicStrip/NonSequitur'', the blond Kate is the more optimistic and less ambitious {{Foil}} to her black-haired sister, Danae.
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', Charlie Brown's little sister, Sally, fits this trope. When he accused her of "evading responsibility" by trying to avoid kindergarten, she responded with, "I don't know what you're talking about... I'm too young and innocent."
* It's hard to tell because the comics are [[DeliberatelyMonochrome largely black and white]], but Nancy Callahan of ''ComicBook/SinCity'' is canonically blonde. A young woman working herself through law school by working as a topless exotic dancer off hours, she's probably the kindest and most innocent character in the comics (WordOfGod calls her "an angel" living in a WretchedHive). She's acquainted with a lot of the major characters, who protect her from abusive or downright evil men out to hurt her.
* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'': All versions of Supergirl -including her Earth-2 counterpart ''Comicbook/PowerGirl''- have a single thing in common: they're kind-hearted, blonde girls who don't want to see anybody getting hurt and use their huge powers to help and protect people. Kara Zor-El may be short-tempered, angsty, have anger issues... but she'll always be a good person deep-down:
** Pre-Crisis Kara was an absolutely sweet, innocent child. She stopped being gullible when she grew up, and her adult self had quite the temper, but she always was a nice, selfless person. In ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', she flies across a galaxy to save lives because it's the right thing to do.
** In the beginning, Post-Crisis Kara behaved as an emo, self-centered, angry, bratty teen due to Kryptonite poisoning. However she began dealing with her issues, got cured, and developed into a kind, compassionate and cheerful woman.
** New 52 Kara was a lonely, insolated teen who had anger issues and SurvivorGuilt due to losing her family and getting stranded in an alien world. Even so, she went out of her way to help people and risked her life to protect others. In the ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' storyline she confronted her anger issues and got over her rage, angst and confusion. When ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth'' kics off, she has become the kind of person who will stop criminals, send them to prison and try to help them.
* ''ComicBook/XMen'': Before her corruption by Belasco, ComicBook/IllyanaRasputin was a sweet and innocent young child, with the malice she later struggled with entirely absent from her character.
* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': Judge Anderson is a pretty blonde with psychic powers, and is always portrayed as [[CloserToEarth the most kindhearted of the Judges]], especially compared to stoic hard-asses like Joe Dredd.
* Gwen Stacy from ''Francise/SpiderMan'' was initially portrayed as a haughty ice queen, but ultimately she's remembered and beloved for her sweetness and loving heart.

[[folder:Fairy Tales]]
* "Literature/{{Goldilocks}}" combines both the innocence and the [[DumbBlonde folly]] associated with blond hair.
* "[[http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/038.htm The Grateful Beasts]]" has a blond hero.
-->''The youngest of the three brothers, whose name was Ferko, was a beautiful youth, with a splendid figure, blue eyes, fair hair, and a complexion like milk and roses.''
* "Literature/TheEgyptianCinderella": Rhodopis, a Greek slave sold to Egypt, is fair-skinned with hair that is golden and curly, which sets her apart from the other servant girls in her master's household who ostracize her for her foreign looks. She is also kind-hearted and friendly with animals.
* The innocent, pure, kind and very beautiful Literature/{{Rapunzel}} has hair "as fine as spun gold".
* Snow White of "Literature/SnowWhiteAndRoseRed" is often depicted with blonde hair, both as a contrast with [[FieryRedhead Rose Red]] and to distinguish her from [[Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs another Snow White]] and her [[RavenHairIvorySkin distinctive look]].

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* [[PrincessClassic Princess Aurora]] from ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' is kind, friendly, polite and generous, and was blessed with the gift of beauty, which includes sunshine golden hair.
* Played straight with Rapunzel in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', as she is sweet, kind and innocent. [[spoiler:Subverted when we find out she is actually a natural brunette when her hair gets cut off.]]
* Miguel from ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'' is a male version, despite being a thief for a living. His lack of actual innocence is made up for by his genuine sweetness and optimism about the world in general. Overall he's a really good person who isn't above using puppy eyes to get his way.
* Subverted, as pretty much all other fairy tale tropes, with the ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' series. Prince Charming has blonde hair, a rugged masculine appearance and seems to be the bold hero. But, it turns out he is an extremely vain, self-centered, spoiled boy who turns out to be the BigBad in ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird''
* ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'': Dawn, who is a PrincessClassic. She's sweet and caring with her only flaws being overly obsessed with love and [[TheDitz a bit air headed]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe1979'' had a blonde Lucy. Edmund also counts post HeelFaceTurn.
* Cheri and, later, Toby in ''Anime/UnicoInTheIslandOfMagic''.
* There's also Lottie from ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', who is incredibly [[SpoiledSweet spoilt but very sweet]] and enthusiastic.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Aurora in ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'', unsurprisingly, as she's more or less the same person as in Sleeping Beauty.
* Following the frequent book descriptions as "fair-haired", in the 2003 and 2005 film adaptations of ''Film/PrideAndPrejudice'', the prettiest (and [[WideEyedIdealist most innocent]]) Bennet daughter, Jane, is a blonde. She isn't a blonde in the 1940s film, though.
* In ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'', Johanna is ''definitely'' one of these, fitting the innocent, [[TheIngenue child-womanish]] category almost to a T. Johanna got this from her mother, Lucy, who is described by Sweeney as "beautiful" and "virtuous" at the start of the whole thing, if something of a "silly little nit" according to Mrs. Lovett. Of course, in the stage play, [[spoiler:Johanna gets one of the two kills that Sweeney doesn't get when she guns down the asylum keeper Jonas Fogg]].
* Captain America of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', who is also a shining example of IncorruptiblePurePureness.
* Amy Kane (Creator/GraceKelly) in ''Film/HighNoon''. Initially portrayed as innocent and naive, she proves to be the only person willing to help her husband fight the villains.
* ''Film/StarWars'': When young Anakin meets the heroes and brings them to his home in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' he volunteers to race in the Boonta Eve Classic podrace so that they could get the prize money. When his mother objects, Anakin reminds Shmi of her belief that people need to help one another, convincing her to allow Anakin to race for Qui-Gon Jinn. The boy has shaggy blonde hair.
* Manon of ''[[Film/ManonDesSources Manon of the Spring]]'' (''Manon des Sources'') is proud, beautiful, and no man's fool--but she is also good-natured at heart and righteous. Her role, in juxtaposition to the other characters, is basically purity personified.
* Rosemary in ''Film/ShallowHal'' is kind and generous with attractive inner beauty.
* In the movie ''Dear John'', Savannah is naive, kind, and morally upstanding. A case of AdaptationalDyeJob because she was a brunette in the book.
* UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} in some film depictions, despite him being from the Middle East. See his portrayals in ''King Of Kings'' and ''Film/JesusChristSuperstar''.
* Kim in ''Film/EdwardScissorhands'' is a DoubleSubversion. She's first seen in a family photo where Peg describes her as her pride and joy. When we meet Kim, however, she seems like a bratty teenager. But as the film goes on and she warms to Edward, she is really kind and caring, thus fitting the trope.
* Katrina in ''Film/SleepyHollow'' is an example from Tim Burton's movies, complete with an [[WickedStepmother evil blonde foil]]. She is kind and guides the hero through the weird town. Although Burton is most associated with the EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette look, it appears he has some fondness for blondes as well.
* Tim Burton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010''. Alice is adult and returned to Wonderland. She's a good and heroic variety of blondes.
* Pretty much any character played by Annasophia Robb, but especially her roles in ''Film/BridgeToTerabithia'' and ''Film/TheWayWayBack''.
** Averted with her role as Violet Beauregarde in "Charlie and The Chocolate Factory" when she was notably nastier than her book counterpart and stood out compared to the other child actors, claiming that she will always be a winner, calling Charlie a "loser" at one point, and showing off as she leaves the factory by cartwheeling.
* Virginal Winifred Goodman in ''Film/LemonadeJoe'' has long fair hair and she's very sweet wholesome all-american girl, and admired by many. The villainous Horace Badman alias Hogo Fogo uses her good heart and compassion. He's disguised as an old blind man and [[DamselInDistress kidnaps her]]. It's part of his plan to bring down her fiancé Lemonade Joe, and he has [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty his private plans]] with Winifred.
-->'''Doug Badman:''' [[EvenEvilHasStandards It makes me sick]] whenever I think about that dirty trick of yours with that pure and innocent girl.
-->'''Horace Badman:''' Purity and innocence? What goodies for a pervert of ''my'' calibre!
* Kvetuska from ''Film/AdeleHasntHadHerDinnerYet'' is the classical [[TheIngenue Ingenue]]. She lives with her old grandfather who she takes good care of. She very naive and innocent, and she and Nick Carter (America's greatest detective) fall in LoveAtFirstSight. When Nick needs her help and asks her if she's a brave girl, she answers with determined "I am a daughter of Jan Zizka's nation", referring to a great military leader from the Hussite Movement.
* Grace in ''Short Term 12''. A sort of female [[Film/TheShawshankRedemption Andy Dufresne]] who bucks the system in order to help the troubled orphans whom only she seems to truly understand (due to her having been one herself).
* Lucy in ''Film/AcrossTheUniverse''. A peace activist during the Vietnam War, she turns on her fellow activists when they become violent.
* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Prim is a compassionate young blonde girl with blue eyes who loves all living creatures and becomes a good healer at an early age, often helping her mother with patients. When Katniss leaves her family she doesn't bother suggesting that Prim learn to hunt because her attempts were disastrous, since the woods terrified Prim and whenever Katniss shot something it would make Prim teary and she'd talk about how they might be able to heal it.

* In ''Literature/TheLittlePrince'', the Little Prince is depicted as having golden hair and is a symbol of innocence and childhood.
* In Creator/CSLewis' ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', the innocent Lucy, who first finds Narnia and is closest to Aslan, is described (near the end of the first novel) as having blond hair. However, the illustrations by Pauline Baynes show her with black hair and pigtails. The only adaptation that actually has her as a blonde is the 1970s animated film.
* In ''The Clique'' novels, Claire Lyons has light blonde hair and is the nicest member of the Pretty Commitee.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Hair color is no guarantee of characterization, but the trope is referenced when a bard writes a propagandized ballad about the Battle of Blackwater. The lyrics make a big deal of the handsome, young, golden-haired prince and equally golden-haired mother going up against his wicked, black-haired uncle.
** Prince Tommen and Princess Myrcella play this trope straight.
** Averted with their older brother Joffery in a nice contrast.
** Exploited by Tyene Sand along with InnocentBlueEyes. She's described as beautiful, sweet, and pious-looking, and you'll believe that right until you realize she's already [[MasterPoisoner poisoned you]].
* Evangeline in ''Literature/UncleTomsCabin'' has golden hair and is an angelic mouthpiece for the author's anti-slavery message. For extra points, she's TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth.
* ''Literature/LittleLordFauntleroy'' is famous for the titular character's blond, curly hair. He's a sweet but a bit precocious boy who lives up to his aristocratic heritage and his family expectations.
* In the ''Literature/TheDemonPrinces'', Alusz Iphigenia Eperje-Tokay has dusty blond hair and GrayEyes. She's beautiful, intelligent, gently bred and fatalistic.
* Emma Woodhouse of Creator/JaneAusten's ''Literature/{{Emma}}'' is interested in befriending a girl of lower social standing than herself, Harriet Smith, specifically because of Harriet's beauty. Harriet has Hair of Gold and big InnocentBlueEyes, and her nature is very sweet, timid and affectionate. She's glad that so great a lady as Emma notices her and happily lets Emma lead and guide her.
* In ''Literature/GoblinMarket'', Laura's golden hair is a key part of the plot, because she buys fruit with "a golden curl" rather than with actual money. Using her hair this way leads to the loss of innocence (and, metaphorically, her virginity).
* In the Creator/JRRTolkien's [[Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium Legendarium]]:
** Most of elves are dark-haired, so the golden ones stand out, and it tends to be symbolic. In ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', this is the hallmark of the Houses of Ingwë and Finarfin, and they are of the High Elven houses the wisest, kindest, least rash, and (in the case of the Exiles) most friendly and helpful to mortals. One of those (Galadriel) even survived long enough to appear in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.
** Ingwë, and his people (the Vanyar) in general, are noted as the wisest and most holy of the High Elves. They live exclusively in [[PhysicalHeaven Valinor]] itself. Every one of them chose to come to Valinor instead of staying behind in Middle-earth, and only a small handful joined the rebellion of the Noldor. Which is why they get the least page-time of the three clans.
** Of the Noldorin royalty, Finarfin's family are the wisest, and he was the only major character who quit the rebellion and returned to Valinor to humbly ask the Valar for pardon before it was too late. Thus, they made him king of what was left of his people. His kids all continued with the rebellion but were the most reluctant to participate (other than Galadriel, who was just itching to leave).
** Galadriel's hair is literally luminescent, and said to have been like "a mesh of gold" with the light of Laurelin (a holy golden tree that served as a precursor to the sun) bound up in it. Her part in the Fall of the Noldor changed as Tolkien's concept of her character evolved--in most versions she's a leader of the rebellion and more eager than her brothers to leave Valinor. Later, Tolkien decided she was entirely innocent of any wrongdoing, and [[AuthorExistenceFailure planned to]] change the stories to say she didn't participate in the rebellion, but only happened to leave Valinor at the same time.
** Averted with Celegorm the Fair, the only one of the seven sons of Fëanor to have blond hair, and quite possibly the worst of them.
* The teen hero ''Literature/MichaelVey'' who is one of the sweetest, nicest, {{Adorkable}} characters in the series. He has his {{Berserk Button}}s and can be pushed, but he is [[EasilyForgiven very forgiving]] and despite growing more experienced and smarter over the series never loses his kind spirit and never crosses over to becoming the more cynical PragmaticHero.
* Maybeth, the third sibling in ''Literature/TheTillermanFamilySeries'' by Cynthia Voigt, is practically angelic by description, both in personality and appearance.
* ''Literature/LesMiserables'':
** Fantine is noted for her beauty and particularly her long, angelic golden hair. She is presented as the model of motherly virtue, and at the beginning of her transition to BrokenBird she sells her beautiful hair to provide for her daughter Cosette.
** Cosette herself is described as brunette in the text, but in the musical and other adaptations is often played by a blonde actress because of this trope.
** Enjolras has Hair Of Gold and is explicitly a ChasteHero.
* Lucy Westenra in the novel ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' is blonde. Dr Seward makes a reference to her hair lying on her pillow in "sunny ripples", but after she becomes an evil vampire eyewitnesses describe her as having dark hair.
* ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'':
** Little Eldie Porter, five years old, has blonde, curly hair and [[spoiler:entirely innocent in her parents' scheming]]. It does get [[DyeOrDie dyed black]] by the end.
** Averted with her uncle, Keifer Porter, who had the same hair colour but was a jerk. [[spoiler:He's also Eldie's father, [[BrotherSisterIncest via Kij]].]]
** Played straight with Cullen Moorland, who is a nice, [[{{Keet}} a bit hyperactive and childish]] young man with honey-coloured hair.
* Prim and Mrs. Everdeen in ''Literature/TheHungerGames''. Prim is a compassionate young blonde girl with blue eyes. She loves all living creatures. She was also a good healer at an early age, often helping her mother with patients. When Katniss leaves her family she doesn't bother suggesting that Prim learn to hunt because her attempts were disastrous. The woods terrified her and whenever Katniss shot something it would make Prim teary and she'd talk about how they might be able to heal it. Katniss is always amazed when her mother brought a wounded or sick patient: "she morphs from someone who calls her daughter to kill a spider to a woman immune to fear", Katniss says.
* Both Laurana and Goldmoon in the ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' books are naive but kind beautiful blond princesses (elf and barbarian human, respectively). The former especially was naive and sheltered to the point of being an airhead while the latter was actually worshipped as a goddess by her tribe. They both grew out of it into an ActionGirl and MessianicArchetype, respectively.
* Susan, Roland's [[TheLostLenore Lost Lenore]], in ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'', has blonde hair. She's 16, innocent and noble. About the only thing we know about her appearance other than her [[InformedAttractiveness beauty]] is that she has long blonde hair. The villain of her story tries to hypnotize her into [[TraumaticHaircut cutting it all off]].
%% * In ''Literature/OnceUponAWintersNight'', the main heroine has this trope.
* ''Literature/SongAtDawn'': Much is made of Alis' blond hair and 'Daddy's little angel' often follows it. She also has a frail constitution.
* ''Literature/AnnaKarenina'': Kitty is a beautiful, kind and feminine girly girl, greatly admired in society for her beauty and grace. When she gets disappointed in love by her suitor, she becomes an IllGirl, but her parents take her to a spa and she recovers.
* In ''Gelsomino in Land of Liars'', Gelsomino's golden hair corresponds with his character: sweet, kind-hearted and generally helpful. This is contrasted with BigBad Jakomone, [[spoiler: whose golden hair is fake]].
* Clover from ''Literature/{{Entwined}}'' is blond and in no short supply of suitors and can barely say a bad word about someone.
* [[TheCaptain Werner Von Ebrannac]] in the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII novella ''Literature/LeSilenceDeLaMer'' is a soft-spoken Francophile FriendToAllChildren with naive hopes of amity with his unwilling French hosts who ends up suffering [[spoiler: a HeelRealisation]].
* In ''Literature/WhiteAsSnow'', Coira dreams that her real mother is a beautiful young blonde woman who is kind and gentle and loving. She imagines that this woman died and [[IceQueen Arpazia]] took her place.
* In ''Literature/RachelGriffin'', Nastasia Romanov, Princess of Magical Australia, is a gracious, gentle, ladylike, dutiful and kind PrincessClassic, with [[LongHairIsFeminine very long]] ash-blond hair.
* In ''Discworld/TheWeeFreeMen'', Tiffany Aching, who has brown hair and brown eyes, notices that in the book of fairy tales her mother read to her, all the princesses and "good" characters had blond hair and blue eyes (or possibly red hair and green eyes), and that the best you could hope for otherwise was to be an inkeeper or a maid--or a witch.
* Celine Herondale from ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'', had blonde hair, and according to Jocelyn was sweet, lovely, and made everyone want to protect her.
* ''Literature/VampireAcademy'':
** Lissa Dragomir is kind-hearted and blonde. She has angelic-looking blonde hair and typically goes out of her way to care for people and animals.
** Eddie Castile. Described as blonde and one of the nicest guys Rose knows. He is very kind-hearted and protective of his friends, and is even willing to sacrifice his own career opportunities to help them.
* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', Ward's younger sister Ciarra has blonde hair. She's the most innocent character in the novel, being one of two people who are mentioned to never have killed before (she's too young and a girl, her brother Tosten is rather sensitive and earns his living as a bard). She's also a CuteMute, and [[spoiler: the victim of choice for a jerkass god who needs to take possession of someone to talk to the heroes.]] Even the GeniusLoci of castle Hurog, Oreg, likes Ciarra, and protects her in subtle ways. She also seems to be the one person he has always been visible to. (Usually he can only be seen by his master, the owner of castle Hurog.)
* In ''Literature/TheDragonHoard'', Princess Goodness has hair "just the colour of summer sunlight" in the first chapter and "bright golden as a buttercup" in the last, and lives up to her name.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Kenneth Parcel from ''Series/ThirtyRock'' is a male example. He's innocent, idealistic, loves everyone, and shows IncorruptiblePurePureness all throughout the series.
* [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold Cassiopeia]] in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}'', who decides to abandon her life as a Socialator to become a Med Tech. Other than her past life, she is sweet and kind, often looks after Boxey and even takes care of an ill-ridden Adama in "The Young Lords".
* Lucrezia in ''Series/TheBorgias'' starts out this way, although between her [[BreakTheCutie abusive first marriage]] and [[CorruptTheCutie scheming family]] it doesn't last.
* All three daughters on ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' have "...hair of gold, like their mother". This is because the four are the innocent girls, while all the boys have dark brown/black hair (they even colored Mike Lookinland's hair from its natural reddish for the first season).
* Despite working for years in the worst slums of London's East End, ''Series/CallTheMidwife'''s young, lovely, devoted, soft-spoken Sister Bernadette remains as kind and hopeful as ever, her spirit shining as brightly as her seldom-seen golden hair. After enduring a crisis of faith over her calling when she falls in love with local physician Dr Turner, she comes out of it [[spoiler:radiantly in love and determined to continue serving God as a wife, mother, and midwife]].
* Diane Chambers of ''Series/{{Cheers}}''. During her years at the bar, she's essentially the NiceGirl and a WideEyedIdealist who cares--deeply--for the others.
* ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' has had three female characters that fit this mold.
** The first was Emma Nelson, who was a trusting SoapboxSadie nature lover until reality happened and she fell off the path. She fit up until Season 3 or 4, when she suddenly went to all sorts of impure, corrupt places and it went downhill from there.
** Then came Maya Matlin, a cute innocent band geek. She still mostly fits the mold but she's shown to have some bite to her when pushed, but her intentions stay mostly good. And it didn't take much to put her back on track.
** The writers played with this when Becky Baker was introduced, the faithful Christian. She's a "{{playing with|ATrope}}" example because several of her actions qualify as bigoted and evil, but at the same time her intentions were pure, just her reasoning and understanding was misguided. Once she learned better, she's just as optimistic and innocent as ever.
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons The King's Demons]]'', Hugh has this--a young knight valiant in his defense of his father.
** One might argue that the Fifth Doctor belongs on this list. Peri thinks that he was sweet (a fact rebutted by the Sixth Doctor as more effete than sweet).
* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** [[Comicbook/PatsyWalker Trish Walker]] from ''Series/{{Jessica Jones|2015}}'' is a more combative version of this (even taking krav maga lessons!). Specially in regards to AloofDarkHairedGirl Jessica, who Trish wished that could be heroic instead of a [[KnightInSourArmor cynical anti-heroine]].
** [[SexySecretary Karen Page]] from ''Series/Daredevil2015''
* Subverted in ''Series/DeadOfSummer'': Amy Hughes was initially presented as a sweet, wholesome blonde girl who just wanted to be friends with everyone. Then [[WhamEpisode "Home Sweet Home"]] revealed that [[spoiler: she was actually an AxCrazy sociopath who had been secretly responsible for every terrible thing that had happened thus far]].
* Elyse Keaton from ''Series/FamilyTies'' fits the trope being a loving mother, an ActualPacifist due to her flower child background, and in general is a very kind-hearted and warm person.
** The youngest son, Andy combines this trope with AdorablyPrecociousChild and ChildrenAreInnocent.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Tommen and Myrcella are sweet, innocent, big-hearted blond children despite all the negative influences around them.
** Daenerys' silver-blonde (ironically for the name of this trope) hair is one of her and her House's most iconic traits, and despite her ups and downs, she's one of the most fundamentally good-hearted and caring characters on the show.
* Don "Doc" Dogoier of ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'' stands out among his crew of pirates for being kind, gentle, shy, cheerful, and peace-loving--even more so than supposed TokenGoodTeammate (and dark-haired) Ahim, who has proven herself to have a devious side that Don doesn't share.
* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'':
** Anna Fulford is a very young and very beautiful blonde with curly hair. She intuitively recognized that Detective Murdoch (suffering from IdentityAmnesia) is a good man, even though he was pursued by men who claimed he's a killer, and she decided to help him. She's a bit livelier that this archetype tends to be but she fits the trope very well.
** Mrs Enid Jones is very young, beautiful, and generally sweet and kind. She looks very timid and feminine, but she can take a good care of herself and her son. She has curly blond hair.
* ''Series/TheNewNormal'' has Goldie, a straight ally to gay couple David and Bryan. She stands up to her bigoted grandmother for them, and carries their baby.
* In Victorian flashbacks, ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'''s Helen Magnus has long, curly blond hair. She's also more soft-spoken, cheerful, and younger (obviously) than in the present. Sometime after [[spoiler:discovering that her fiancé is Jack the Ripper and being contracted by the Crown to kill Adam Worth]], she goes brunette. She also has red hair during World War II.
* Despite being a CowboyCop who along with his partner seems to [[TheCasanova get around]], Ken Hutchinson from ''Series/StarskyAndHutch'' fits the bill as a male example. Jokes were made about his hair, too--mainly by Starsky.
* Jessica and Mary in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' have long blonde hair. Both of these women are killed off in the Pilot, and the loss of these kind loved characters serves as motivation for Sam and Dean to hunt demons.
* Henry VIII sees Jane Seymour as this in ''Series/TheTudors''. In season 3, it becomes clear she has a little more depth, but Henry reacts aggresively to any indication that she doesn't agree with him. [[spoiler:When she returns briefly in season 4, she's the only ghost Henry seems happy to see. Unfortunately for him, she is not as meek as before.]]
* ''Series/TheXFiles'': The SerialKiller in the episode "Elegy" targets very young and beautiful women who have blond hair and who were very kind. They were all friends with a mentally handicapped man who was in love with them.
* Gabrielle in ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', Xena's faithful companion and friend, even to the point where her hair got darker for a while as her character became less innocent.

* The girl described in Music/EricClapton's "Wonderful Tonight" (actually his then-wife, and muse, Pattie Boyd).
-->''She puts on her makeup and brushes her long blond hair...''
* In the Pentangle song "Cruel Sister", the good, innocent sister who is "loved above all things" by the prince is repeatedly described as having bright golden hair. Her evil sister is repeatedly described as having black hair and being cold and dark. The story is taken from a Literature/{{Child Ballad|s}} called [[http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/eng/child/ch010.htm "The Twa Sisters".]]
* Claudy Debussy's composition ''"La fille aux cheveux de lin"'' (''The Girl with the Flaxen Hair''), from the ''First Book of Preludes''.
* ''Music/{{Communications}}'': Stephanie Glass, who has platinum blonde hair and is genuinely nice.

[[folder:Musical Theater]]
* Kendra from ''Theatre/{{Thirteen}}'' fits this because she's very trusting, [[spoiler:though it doesn't work out for her]], [[DumbBlonde although she can be quite ditzy at times...]]
* Audrey from ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors'', a lovable DumbBlonde.

* [[Myth/GreekMythology Demeter]]. She is about the only non-jerkass in the Olympian Pantheon. And explicitly described as a blonde. (Wheat-blond; after all, she's the wheat goddess)

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* Naive, innocent Wembley, the youngest member of ''Series/FraggleRock'''s FiveManBand, has yellow hair.
* Janice from ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' can fit under here as well, as she is kind and laid back.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'': Sophitia Alexandria is blonde and the epitome of gentleness and purity. She'll even [[ApologeticAttacker say sorry]] when she [[GroinAttack knees you in the stones]] - gentle and kind as she is, she's a bona-fide ActionGirl on a holy mission and she's ''not'' going to let you stop her.
* Enforced by the character morphing system of ''[[VideoGame/FableI Fable]]'': climbing to the good end of the KarmaMeter turns the Hero's hair from chestnut brown to platinum blond.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''
** Aria Bennett, one of the {{Guest Star Party Member}}s in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII''. She's a priestess of the water crystal, a WomanInWhite, and a WhiteMage. Whenever you talk to her, she says very nice things about how the party is blessed with the light.
** Krile of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' is a cute and sweet young girl who is a FriendToAllLivingThings with the ability to [[SpeaksFluentAnimal speak to them]]. She can also communicate with benevolent ghosts and plays the medium for her friends. [[spoiler:She also becomes the youngest member of the party.]]
** Terra/Tina from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', though her sprites have green hair, her concept art has her with blonde hair [[note]]''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' makes it blonde as well[[/note]] she's a young, innocent, motherly, young woman who hates fighting, though she will fight to protect her friends and family. The game also has Celes, who is described as having a spirit as pure as snow, in spite of being a battle hardened soldier.
** [[GodOfGood Cosmos]] from ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' and its prequel. As part of her image as a deity of harmony, she is kind, beautiful, and vaguely motherly.
* Ventus from ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep''. Blond hair, [[InnocentBlueEyes bright blue eyes]], and a [[TheIngenue personality to match.]] [[spoiler:{{Justified| Trope}}, however, since the darkness in his heart was taken by [[BigBad Master]] [[BadassGrandpa Xehanort]].]]
* Lucas from ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' has gold hair, an innocent personality, a pure mind, and, [[spoiler:unlike Claus, stays good. Claus' hair, orange, could possibly be that way because of red (evil) mixing with blonde (purity)]].
* Another male example: [[spoiler:Teddie]] from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' [[spoiler:in his human form, where he appears as a blond, [[InnocentBlueEyes blue-eyed]] {{Bishonen}}.]] Despite being [[CasanovaWannabe very perverted and flirtatious]], he cares a great deal about his friends.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''
** Bianca from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' is pretty, kind, heroic, and idealistic.
** Lillie from ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' another blonde character with an idealistic nature. The game opens up with her rescuing a mysterious Pokemon from the clutches of an organization. She initially hates the idea of Pokemon battles because she doesn't like the idea of them getting hurt.
** Gladion from the same game comes off as tough and edgy at first, but he also shows great concern for others. [[spoiler: It turns out that both Gladion and Lillie are siblings]].
* Spiritia Rosenberg from ''VideoGame/{{Rosenkreuzstilette}}'' has flowing gold hair held in a huge ponytail and is a straightforward, honest, and kind girl whose moral convictions are second to none and who is greatly respected by others, including other soldiers of the Holy Empire. Iris also has gold hair, [[spoiler:but unlike Tia, believe it or not, she only pretends to be kind and innocent to disguise her true, evil intentions]]. Both characters are [[spoiler:reincarnations of the legendary Magus Rosenkreuz, after whom the organization of RKS is named; Tia got his soul and his ability to tap into the strength of others', and Iris was blessed with his magical prowess and the abundance of knowledge he had acquired over the course of his life]].
* Wendy from ''VideoGame/RuleOfRose'' could have her picture describing this trope; a quiet, sickly little girl with a pretty smile and a blue sundress. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, she's also a manipulative {{Yandere}}]].
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' has Maria Robotnik, the granddaughter of Dr. Gerald Robotnik and cousin of [[BigBad Dr. Eggman]]. She was the only non-evil member of the Robotnik family and a surrogate sister to Shadow who's only wish was for the people of Earth to be happy; she also qualifies as being TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth since she's deceased before the start of the series.
* ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'':
** The first example in the series is Mint from ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia''. She's 90 pounds of IncorruptiblePurePureness, a shy WhiteMagicianGirl, ''and'' [[ActualPacifist completely devoted to healing]].
** Colette from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', a [[TheFool foolish]] [[MessianicArchetype Messiah]] {{Pollyanna}} LoveFreak.
** Princess Natalia from ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss''. Aside from being a bit of a snob, she's a healer and PoliticallyActivePrincess who only wants what's best for her people.
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': Princess Peach is constantly described as having the [[IncorruptiblePurePureness purest heart]]. In terms of coloring, however, she doesn't always fit the trope; her first appearances in the three NES games gave her deep red hair, and it's only in the more recent incarnations that she's depicted as blonde.
* The LawfulGood [[ThePaladin Ky Kiske]] in the ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' series. Especially in the "youthfully naive, {{angst}}-ridden and clueless" department.
* TheHero from ''VideoGame/HalfMinuteHero''. His nobility earns him respect from a Time Beast (and an extra 10 seconds on a stage where you can't reverse time).
* ''Videogame/FireEmblem:''
** The bishops Lady Edain of Jungby and Father Claude of Edda from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'': both blonde, both calm, gentle and caring.
** The bishop [[DudeLooksLikeALady Lucius]] of ''[[Videogame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade]]'' has long, blond RapunzelHair (as well as InnocentBlueEyes), and he's one of the gentlest, most compassionate {{Nice Guy}}s in the series, to the point that he [[spoiler:immediately forgives the man responsible for killing his father and getting him sent to an OrphanageOfFear.]]
** Libra the warpriest from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' may carry an axe, but he is as kind and gentle and thoughtful as a Lucius {{expy}} ought to be.
** Chrom's sisters, Lissa and Emmeryn, of ''Awakening''. Emmeryn's kindness as exalt is so well-known to even outsiders like Panne. Lissa is often described as one of the nicest people around and is down-to-earth despite her status as royalty.
** Princess Elise from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates''. Sweet, cheerful, innocent, and one of the army's best healers. She's also the only royal sibling who never appears as a boss or an enemy on any of the three given routes, and during ''Birthright'' she defies her father and her siblings to help the player character and the Hoshidans by guiding them through the underground city and trying to convince Xander and Garon to lay down their arms. [[spoiler:It fails miserably and she ends up dead.]]
* ''[[VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia Skies of Arcadia: Legends]]'': Fina is a fair-haired Silvite madien and [[AllLovingHero gentle soul]], who's been tasked with gathering [[ArtifactOfDoom the six Moon Crystals]] and returning with them to the Silver Shrine, so their power [[spoiler: to summon [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the Rains of Destruction]]]] can never be used again.
* ''[[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda The Legend of Zelda]]''
** Naturally, Link is a steadfast example, as he's The Hero of Hyrule and [[TheChosenOne chosen wielder]] of The Master Sword; which [[OnlyTheChosenMayWield only the pure of heart]] may draw from its pedestal.
** In most incarnations, [[TheHighQueen Princess Zelda]] is the fair-haired benevolent ruler of Hyrule, and often aids Link in his quests to save the kingdom. In some appearances, such as ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'', she's a brunette instead; but she fully retains her nobility.
** Also from ''Twilight Princess'' is [[DoesNotLikeShoes Ilia]], who's Link's [[ChildhoodFriends childhood friend.]] The game portrays her as [[FriendToAllLivingThings selfless and giving]]--from tending to Epona for Link to saving Prince Ralis when she found him collapsed on the road leading to Hyrule Castle Town.
** And again from ''Twilight Princess'', we have [[CloudCuckooLander Agitha]], the (self-proclaimed) Princess of the Bug Kingdom. She's ten years old and has golden curling pigtails, and is easily one of the sweetest and most innocent characters in the entire franchise. (Well, unless she thinks Link is holding out on giving up the golden bugs; then she gets a bit cross.)
* Subverted by Vert in ''VideoGame/{{Neptunia}}''. On one hand, she has the requisite golden hair, many [=NPCs=] admire her grace and charm, and her subjects paint her as a good ruler. On the other, her appearance (blonde hair, blue eyes, big breasts) is a deliberate PhenotypeStereotype, she's politically aggressive ([[VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaVictory Ultradimension]] Vert is the only CPU to take shares by military action or directly convert people of interest to her side), and on a personal level she's a very open YaoiFangirl and her work ethic suffers from ''horrifying'' motivation issues. Re;birth1 dials some of her personality traits down a notch, though, and makes her play this trope straighter than her past incarnations.
* Kiel from ''VideoGame/RuneFactory4'' is a male example. He's a little CuteBookworm and DitzyGenius with InnocentBlueEyes and a sweet NiceGuy personality to match. His sister Forte also has blond hair and a bit of ChronicHeroSyndrome (she'll accompany the protagonist into dungeons whether she likes them or not, while everyone else in town will only go if they're your friend), but has enough of a [[SugarAndIcePersonality tough shell]] to disqualify her from the straight trope.
* Paz in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' acts exactly like this character type for 80% of the game. The last 20% reveals that she is a BitchInSheepsClothing consciously exploiting this trope for all it is worth.
* Jaina Proudmoore in ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' is a blondie with a heart of gold, as she continued to be one of the promoters of peace between The Alliance and The Horde. Until she broke due to the destruction of Theramore, in which [[WhiteHairBlackHeart her hair got bleached into 90% white and then she lost her peaceful attitude and becomes a warmonger out of grief.]] When she appears at ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'', they picked the time before that destruction and bleaching happened, and she's still 100% this trope.
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
** Regina Berry is so sweet and innocent that [[spoiler:she actually doesn't understand the concept of death or the consequences of her naive but dangerous actions]].
** Colias Palaeno has a near-constant smile and is ridiculously friendly to everyone he meets. [[spoiler:This is why Manny Coachen is able to manipulate him so easily.]]
* ''VideoGame/ThreeTheHardWay'' has Kanna, whose distinctive blonde hair and incredible beauty has been frequently commented on. And while she occasionally behaves in a suspicious manner, she's very gentle, helpful, polite, and is overall nicer than pretty much everyone else in the party.
* The ''VideoGame/DarkParables'' version of Literature/{{Rapunzel}}, first encountered in the seventh game, very much falls into this category. Her long golden hair is, of course, the stuff of legends, and she has healing magic which makes her a FriendToAllLivingThings, as well as a sweet disposition which leads everyone to love her (even [[spoiler:her younger half-sister, Belladonna]], who hates just about everyone). Judging by some memorials found in the game, it's apparently InTheBlood; her mother, Queen Violante, was the same way.
* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' plays with this with one character whose actions affected the whole story. [[spoiler: Asgore, the King of Monsters, has hair and a beard that are a golden yellow and he is the sweetest person anyone could ever meet. When his children were killed by humans, he was filled with raged and stated that he'd have any human that fell into their world be killed so he could harvest their souls to gain power and break the barrier keeping his people imprisoned, thus they can get revenge. Asgore eventually calms down and realizes he doesn't have the heart to do the deed because he doesn't want to kill anyone, yet not going through with the plan would put his people in deep despair, so he has other people do the killing so he doesn't have to. In the end, he never wanted to kill anyone because he was too kindhearted to do so, but the circumstance he put himself in left him with no choice. In the GoldenEnding, which is the only ending that he is alive in, he vows to redeem himself and make up for what he did.]]
* ''VideoGame/Injustice2'': Much like her comic book counterpart, Supergirl is kind, sweet, pure and blond-haired, which makes her stand out among other [[KnightTemplar Regime]] members, who happen to be dark-haired and are brutal and cynical. She initially serves as the TokenGoodTeammate for the group since she is LockedOutOfTheLoop about their previous crimes, but after learning about them, she promptly turns on them and joins the actual good guys.
* ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfWar'' plays with this trope with Eltariel, a female elf with blonde hair (though [[NeverBareheaded obscured]] by her [[InTheHood hood]]) that serves as an enforcer to [[BigGood Galadriel]] and devoted to fight against Sauron and his armies. She has [[LightEmUp light-associated powers]] granted by her lady just like you'd expect from a character such as this. With that said, she does some morally questionable things in the name of her mission such as [[spoiler:willingly becoming Celebrimbor's host to defeat Sauron and dooming Talion because he refused to follow his own plan to take over Middle-Earth after defeating their enemy]], but to her credit, she deeply regrets this and seeks to atone for these deeds.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': Averted with Gilgamesh who is only "Pure" in the sense that [[PureIsNotGood he has zero inhibitions]].
** Played straight with Saber, the heroic knight and selfless king.
** Averted with Illya, assuming you accept the WordOfGod that says her hair is platinum blonde, not white.
* ''VisualNovel/TheLetter'' has Hannah Wright, a blond and beautiful woman who is nice to pretty much everyone (at least initially). [[spoiler:Averted with Lady Charlotte, who, while also blond and beautiful, was a horrible person and whose actions were the very reason the mansion became haunted in the first place.]]
* ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'': Komari has short blonde hair with side [[GirlishPigtails twintails]] and is extremely innocent, cheerful, and childlike. [[spoiler:she is innocent mainly because her brother invoked this trope. He tried to shield her from anything painful, meaning that she cannot encounter things like death without breaking down entirely.]] She also has a bit of DumbBlonde to her, too.
* In ''VisualNovel/War13thDay'', Arsenik is both a PrincelyYoungMan and a well-meaning gentleman, who definitely [[http://askdreamgazer.tumblr.com/post/138162110667/name-arsenik-clan-hulder-mythological-origins has the look down pat.]]

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' has platinum-haired [[BadassCrew Freelancer]] Agent North Dakota, who's the closest thing the CrapsackWorld of ''[=RvB=]'' has to a 100% genuine hero. He's such a kindly and nurturing TeamMom that he even gets given the most childlike of the project's AIs, which he acts like a proud parent towards. All of this is a deliberate contrast to [[BrotherSisterTeam his twin sister]], who turns out to be [[spoiler:an evil blonde with ChronicBackstabbingDisorder that leaves him and other Freelancers to die in various circumstances]].
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Autmn has orangish-blonde hair, and there isn't a mean bone in her body.

* Rolan and Zalanna of ''Webcomic/EarsForElves'' have this. In the former case, it shows that he's a ''high'' elf, as well as being innocent and such. For Zalanna, straight blonde hair symbolises her status and how she embraces it, and provides contrast with the RebelliousPrincess Tanna's messy and short(er) brown hair.
* His rare moments of [[spoiler:SuperpoweredEvilSide Mad Scientist]] aside, Franken from ''Webcomic/{{Noblesse}}'' is very kind and patient.
* [[SpoonyBard Elan]] in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' is apparently extremely attractive, although it's hard to tell from the stick-figure art. He is the sweetest and most innocent major character in the comic.
* [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-05-03 The angels]] in ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}''. Annoying, mind you, but good.
* In ''Webcomic/ThistilMistilKistil'', while she is a trifle uncanny, [[http://tmkcomic.depleti.com/comic/ch06-pg03/ Sigyn is still a gentle and generous woman]].
* ''Webcomic/MagickChicks'': [[PurityPersonified Skye]] is a shy young animal telepath, who was formerly so pure of heart that [[spoiler: Hecate]] was astonished to find [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/impressive_for_a_human her soul was utterly devoid of any malice.]] Which changed when she willingly tainted her soul in order to [[spoiler: [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/consumed_by_her_power save Cerise's life]]]]; [[EasilyForgiven despite having been manipulated by her.]]
* Varden of ''Webcomic/{{Inverloch}}'' is secretly this (he dyes his hair so it doesn't show up in the dark). Although he starts off making a big deal about how he's only with them for his own convenience, he quickly comes to care about the group as friends, goes out of his way to save Acheron from a fighting ring, encourages Lei'ella to stand up to the FantasticRacism, and can get very sentimental. Notably, his transition into this comes ''with'' the reveal that his hair is really blond.
* Alice of ''Webcomic/AliceAndTheNightmare'' has blonde hair and is the sweetest, nicest person in the entire comic, being kind to people and refusing to participate in FantasticRacism upon hearing about it for the first time.
* Hannelore in ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' is the kindest soul in the strip, and despite her weird OCD, maybe the emotionally healthiest main character after Marten. She even forgives an obsessive stalker because his story breaks her heart.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Janine from ''WebVideo/{{Animerica}}'' symbolizes this in the purest form imaginable, making her a direct contrast not just to her LoveInterest, but to the black-haired [[ActionGirl Lita]] and the red-headed [[TheRival Malin]]. In fact, just about every blonde (except for Takuya and Shirogane) in the series symbolizes this.
* Apollo, Artemis, Aglaea, and Eros in ''Literature/ThaliasMusings''. Apollo, though hardly a ChasteHero, is one of the more moral gods in the Pantheon and renowned as a champion of moderate living. His twin sister, Artemis, is a sworn virgin. Both have healing powers, as does Aglaea, Apollo's granddaughter, who is a dedicated physician. Eros can make life difficult for his "victims", but he ultimately just wants everyone to find true love, [[{{moe}} something his parents never had]].
* Mega-Girl of the Literature/WhateleyUniverse. Not only is she a beautiful Exemplar with flight and super strength, but she's extremely feminine and bubbly. She's also a virgin (she's only a high school sophomore) mainly because [[spoiler:she doesn't have a vagina yet]].
* Hanami of ''Literature/{{Tasakeru}}'' fits the bill: an InnocentFlowerGirl with a shy nature and long blonde hair, the color of which is unique in the setting.
* Malachy in ''Literature/{{Moonflowers}}''--he's polite and friendly, is [[PromotedToParent taking care of his little brother]] due to their parents' deaths, and he makes friends easily with the female lead Alima. He's also Christian, making him a member of the SaintlyChurch. This contrasts with his friend Owen, a TallDarkAndSnarky pagan who's extremely bitter from nearly getting killed by a homophobic mob. Brighid Brennan is another friend, who's also very friendly and works as both a veterinary and a human nurse. Later on, [[Myth/GreekMythology Persephone]] appears and is very firmly this as well.
* Diane, Duchess Tremontaine from ''Tremontaine'' [[ExploitedTrope exploits this trope]] to her advantage; she plays the role of a gentle, innocent ProperLady [[spoiler: eventually forced into power by her husband's tragic madness]], but she's actually a MagnificentBastard who [[FemmeFatale also uses her beauty and sexuality to her advantage more discreetly]], [[spoiler: drove her husband insane by poisoning him with hallucinogens]], and [[spoiler: is actually an impostor who pulled a KillAndReplace on the real Diane years ago]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''
** Butters definitely qualifies for this. He's by far one of the most innocent characters on the show.
** Kenny (who was shown to be blond in TheMovie) is a ambivalent example. Despite his perverted sense of humor, heavily swearing, drug use and being a sexually precocious 10 year old, he is also depicted as heroic (especially in [[spoiler:his Mysterion persona]]),very empathetic when it comes to his friends and sister and smart. Many of his deaths have been acts of heroic self-sacrifice (like in TheMovie when he wishes for everything to be back to normal despite knowing he'll go to hell in the process). He also parodies this trope as "[[WholesomeCrossdresser Princess Kenny]]" by using a long blonde female wig ([[StylisticSuck badly]]) to dress up as a typical example of this trope (especially [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda Princess Zelda]]), but [[spoiler: turns out to be a ''villain'' in this persona]] in ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth''.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
** Underneath his hat, Finn has a glorious head of long, beautiful, shimmering golden hair. BilingualBonus as "finn" means "fair-haired".
%% * Princess Dawn, the PrincessClassic protagonist of ''WesternAnimation/HereComesTheGrump''.
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'': Jimmy's blond hair is so pure and innocent (just like him), that it even induces niceness upon an {{Expy}} of {{Satan}}.
* Mikey and Gus from ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', who are considerably the most innocent and pure among the main six.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'''s resident GranolaGirl, Bridgette, is an apparently natural blonde.
** Lindsay also qualifies. Although she's a DumbBlonde, she's one of the friendliest contestants.
** Geoff, Bridgette's boyfriend, and quite possible THE NiceGuy of the show. To a lesser degree, Owen.
** Dawn and Sammy, the latter in contrast to her [[BigSisterBully sister Amy]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' ran on this trope: Owen, Rock, Carrie and Geoff were some of the sweetest and kindest contestants competing and even Jr, though a bit more reserved, was a very mature and genuine person. Really the only exception was Jacques and even he was the less evil half of the show's BigBad pair.
* ''WesternAnimation/BeverlyHillsTeens'' has Larke who is the nicest character of the group.
* Bubbles of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. Friend to creatures great and small.
* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'': The titular character is the absolute epitome of this trope. Arnold is easily the nicest, most understanding person in the entire show and will go out of his way to help those who need it, and rarely has a bad thought about anyone. Helga is secretly this as well, but goes out of her way to hide it beneath an over-the-top JerkassFacade.
* Courtney Gripling from ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' counts as this, despite being the most popular girl in school, and despite being shallow, ditzy, and attention-hogging, which are more due to her rich, sheltered upbringing. Courtney feels real sympathy for people in less-than-enviable situations and is genuinely interested in the world outside her own, one of the reasons she befriended Ginger in the first place, and over the course of the series, becomes more and more of a friend to her. She's even proven on several occasions to be a better friend to Ginger than Dodie is.
* Leni Loud, the second oldest sister of ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' is the sweetest and nicest of the kids, and is a platinum blonde. She is also TheDitz, which is more likely due to [[GoodIsDumb her good nature]] rather than her being a traditional DumbBlonde, as she exhibits considerable HiddenDepths (being a skilled singer, lockpicker and carpenter) and is self aware enough that she knows how much of an airhead she is.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/RegalAcademy'' episode "Astoria and the Beanstalk," Astoria uses this trope to prove to the others that the giant is actually good, since he has long, blonde hair that he takes very good care of.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Applejack, a hardworking, honest, and dependable CoolBigSis and LovableJock who is one of the friendlier and more well meaning ponies on the show, making her a case of Mane of Gold, Heart of Gold.
* Patty Putty is depicted this way in the ''WesternAnimation/GarbagePailKidsCartoon''. She has blonde hair as she does on her trading card and is also a very sweet girl.