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Basically, this is when the main outfit of a redhead or auburn-haired character is green. This trope can sometimes be used to hint that somebody is of Irish descent, but sometimes, illustrators use it as a traditional pair of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complementary_color complementary colors]] or because they just feel like it. Bonus points if the character in question has [[GreenThumb nature-themed]] [[ElementalPowers abilities]].

The trope comes from a long-standing tradition among fashionistas that red hair contrasts best against green or blue attire, which is one reason redheads are encouraged to wear green to make a striking visual appearance.

See SignificantGreenEyedRedhead for a similar theme.


* The current spokeswomen for Wendy's, the real Wendy the hamburger chain was named after and a representative of the girl on the logo, are both vibrant redheads who frequently wear green.

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* [[Anime/ShadowSkill Kyou Ryu]]. The trope fits so well, it's almost surprising Elle didn't throw a net over her to steal her [[http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/1236/vlcsnap2010060722h48m32.png Pot o' Gold]].
* Brief from ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt''.
* The one "fancy" civilian outfit Asuka from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' wears (on her offscreen "Date") is entirely green in about 3 shades.
* Kurama from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' loves this trope. He has long, bright red hair, and [[SignificantGreenEyedRedhead large green eyes]]. In some instances, he is seen wearing an olive green Chinese outfit. Those bonus points may also be rewarded--he is a master at controlling plants.
* Misaki from ''Anime/{{K}}'' wore a long-sleeved green shirt in his younger days.
* Sailor Jupiter from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' has a variation of this. Altough Makoto's hair color is inconsistent in the manga of ''Manga/SailorMoon'', as it ranges from brown to auburn to pink and even blond in some illustrations, in ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' her hair is definitely pink and her outfit is green.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Popular interpretation of the ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' villain Poison Ivy.
* Sometimes, ComicBook/TheRiddler. The hair varies, but it frequently comes back to red to complement that green Riddler suit.
* Once the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} started putting on individual costumes instead of blue and yellow uniforms, ComicBook/JeanGrey put on green (usually complemented by yellow/gold) most of the time. Banshee and Siryn wear costumes that combine green with yellow and black. Auburn-haired Rogue is also usually dressed at least partially in green. Hope and Rachel Summers, both redheads (And one is an alternate future daughter of Jean) wear green, although Rachel generally prefers to wear red.
* Maxima, Franchise/{{Superman}}'s adversary and would-be mate, had bright red hair and a predominantly green outfit.
* ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' character Jackpot wore a green and white costume with red hair (actually a wig). She later changed the costume to one with a red-black color scheme, though.
** Norman Osborn has red hair, although his costume hides it.
* In the JusticeSocietyOfAmerica, redhead Cyclone's outfit is predominately green.
* Guy Gardner, resident FieryRedhead of the Franchise/GreenLantern Corps.
* Miss Martian of the Comicbook/TeenTitans and ComicBook/YoungJustice has red hair, but doesn't wear green. Instead, her skin itself is green!
* Comicbook/{{Gen13}}'s Caitlin Fairchild has passed through numerous incarnations and numerous costumes; every one of them has been mostly green.
* ''ComicBook/WerewolfByNight'': {{Redhead|edHero}} Jack Russell ''really'' [[LimitedWardrobe likes his green pants]]. Taken up to eleven during the full moon when ({{depending on the artist}}) he turns into a red-furred werewolf and [[MagicPants his green, ripped-up pants]] are all that remain of his clothing.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon''
** Disney/PeterPan, has Peter Pan as a redhead wearing (of course) green. While all Peter Pans wear green, being a redhead was not a given (and still isn't--a youthful blonde is also popular).
** Disney/RobinHood is a strange example, being [[FunnyAnimal an anthrophormopic red fox]], therefore having orange fur, and of course any incarnation of Robin Hood is going to be wearing Lincoln green.
** Taran from ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron''.
** Ariel from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' has a green mermaid tail in contrast with her bright red hair. This was actually one of the reasons the directors of the film decided to make her into a redhead in the first place.
** Quasimodo from ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''.
** Anna, who is technically blonde but with a reddish tone, from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is assigned green as her identifying color, and her "princess" dress is primarily green.
* Danny from ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance''.
* Fiona from ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}''. The fact that, [[LateArrivalSpoiler at the end of the first movie]], she becomes an ogress permanently and gains green skin as well doesn't help matters.
* Hiccup and Stoick from ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon''.
* Roxanne from ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie'' wears a turquoise shirt as part of her default clothing. A straighter example occurs in the sequel, with Sylvia Marpole and her bright green disco outfit.
* The Ghost of Christmas Present in ''WesternAnimation/BarbieInAChristmasCarol'' is a redhead who wears a green HappyHolidaysDress (and the skirt is even Christmas Tree-themed).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'': Ms. Spink, whose hair is turning a faded pink and always wears an emerald dressing gown. All of the posters of her (and Ms. Forcible) as a young woman [[spoiler:and her Other-self]] show her with bright red hair and a green outfit.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Kate Loughlin in ''Film/TheCallbackQueen'', an (Irish) redhead in a green dress on the movie's poster.
* Layla in ''Film/SkyHigh'', fitting with her plant-control powers.
* Winifred from ''Film/HocusPocus''.
* Film/DropDeadFred has a positively verdant wardrobe.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Maxima from ''Series/{{Smallville}}''.
* Team Jaime and Cara (who are both redheads) on Season 14 of ''Series/TheAmazingRace''. Ditto for Rachel Reilly from Season 20.

* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' redhead Odelia wears a green shirt when Jerin first meets her. She is also depicted like this on the cover of the book.

* One is featured on the cover of Finnish gothic metal band Poisonblack's ''Escapexstacy''.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''
** The Self-Proclaimed Hero, a minor character in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass'', is also this -- he wears clothes that look just like Link's usual green ensemble and has red hair and a beard.
** Groose from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' is a redhead who wears green.
** Ganondorf is an EvilRedhead whose ''skin'' is frequently depicted as green.
* Valanice in some of her appearances in ''VideoGame/KingsQuest''.
* Kaeli from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyMysticQuest''.
* Lady Priscilla from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe''.
* Axel from ''VideoGame/CrazyTaxi'' is an inversion.
** As is Terra from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''.
* Sofia Sartor from ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations''.
* Hong Meiling and Rin Kaenbyou from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''.
* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', one of [[OneManArmy Ragna the Bloodedge's]] alternate colour schemes is this. This may be to tie him to [[ElegantGothicLolita Rachel Alucard]], as she has a [[SomethingAboutARose rose theme]], and that particular colour scheme greatly resembles the look of a rose given Ragna's BadassLongcoat and [[AnimeHair spikey hair.]]
* More than a few examples in ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'', including ''both'' [[HeroesWantRedheads potential]] [[RomanceSidequest love interests]]: Shani only ever wears her small green dress, while Triss appears in a mind-blowing long backless dress throughout chapter three. Both ladies are obviously aware of this trope.
* Betilla in ''VideoGame/RaymanOrigins'', and Barbara in ''VideoGame/RaymanLegends''.
* Angela Pleasant from TheSims 2 is a redhead and starts the game off in a green sundress.

* Shelley Winters from ''Webcomic/ScaryGoRound'' often wears green clothes and always has [[SignificantGreenEyedRedhead (like many redheads) green eyes]].
* Lancelot from ''[[Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfWiglafAndMordred Wiglaf & Mordred]]'' wears green to match his fetish for plants. GreenEyes to go right along with it don't hurt.
* The stunning HappilyEverAfter image of Sarine that [[http://www.errantstory.com/2012-02-13/5426 adorns]] the cover of the Epilogue of ''Webcomic/ErrantStory''. (Green wasn't her main color for most of the story, but it probably will be for the next hundred years or so.)
* Nin Wah the red panda from ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'' almost always has an outfit with green. [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2009/05/03/lefty/ She starts out with a big green longcoat and slacks]], though loses the former early on. Later, [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2012/06/03/this-years-model/ she gets a new costume with a prominent green jacket]].
* Princess Veronika in ''Webcomic/TheFourth''
* Simone from ''Webcomic/LuminaryChildren''.
* Anvil of ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'' seems happy to play to the trope. Her outfit when she goes out to dinner with the rest of her team is primarily green, as is her choker (which is quite significant in the comic). She's also introduced in a green T-shirt.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* This is [[InterpretativeCharacter one of few traits]] you can expect to stick with ''VideoGame/{{Pico}}''.
* Koneko-chan from ''WebAnimation/NekoSugarGirls''.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** [[http://deadhomersociety.wordpress.com/2010/03/17/quote-of-the-day-415/ That one Irish guy]] featured in the "Whacking Day" episode. He's shown up a few more times since then.
-->'''Bart:''' People of Springfield, Whacking Day is a sham! It was started in 1924 as an excuse to beat up the Irish.\\
'''Irish Guy:''' 'Tis true, I took many a lump, but 'twas all in good fun!
** [[http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/Irish_Boy_Most_Resembling_a_Potato The Irish Boy Most Resembling a Potato]].
* Sam from ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies''
* Ed from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' wears a green jacket and is revealed to be a redhead.
* Local nut case Izzy from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' not only wears all green with her red locks, but also has green eyes.
* Tinker from ''WesternAnimation/SpeedBuggy''.
* Presto from ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons''.
* Jenny Trent from ''WesternAnimation/TheCattanoogaCats'' segment "Around the World in 79 Days".
* Suki of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has auburn hair and blue eyes ([[{{Mukokuseki}} somehow]], [[FridgeLogic despite being]] [[FantasyCounterpartCulture from Fantasy]] [[JidaiGeki Isolationist Japan]]) and is introduced wearing the green uniform of the [[AmazonBrigade Kyoshi Warriors]].
* Daria Morgendorffer, in her [[WesternAnimation/{{Daria}} eponymous series]], has reddish hair and wears a green jacket. However, in her originating series, ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'', she had clearly brown hair and wore different jackets, none of which were green.
* Kyle from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has a red Jewfro typically completely covered by his Ushanka. The hat is green, his mittens are green, his pants are a dark green, and his orange jacket has some green on it.
* Lila Sawyer, from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''.
* Neil Goldman, from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.
* Jean Grey from ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' wears a black X-Men uniform with a green stripe down the front and back.
* ''WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'': The Grinch is an {{inver|tedTrope}}sion.
* Jessie Bannon in ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'' is a SignificantGreenEyedRedhead who wore a green shirt in the first season as part of her LimitedWardrobe before switching to ''{{pink| means feminine}}'' in the second season.
* Julie Kane in ''WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}'', although her hair appears to be black that reflects red.
* Wendy Corduroy in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''.
* Red Menace in ''WesternAnimation/LeagueOfSuperEvil''.
* Saffi in ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''
* Slighty averted with Roger Klotz and his mother on ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'', red-heads with [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation green skin]].
* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' has Frankie Foster, a redhead who normally wears a green jacket (although has taken it off on several occasions).
** [=McCracken=]'s newer show ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' has the titular character, a red-furred . . . [[CartoonCreature thing]] who wears a large green hat.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Detentionaire}}'' has a few; RedHeadedHero Lee Ping, Jenny Jerkins, and VP Victoria, who basically looks like a toned-down version of [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Jessica Rabbit]] in a green dress.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* As noted in the description, green and red are complementary colors, and many redheads are fond of green clothes and accessories as a result. The inverse also probably has something to do with it; redheads also frequently have pale or pinkish skin. Cool colors, such as blue, green, and purple are complimentary whereas warmer colors like red, pink, orange, or yellow can look harsh and unflattering (of course, nobody looks good in yellow.)
* The Irish, who are stereotypically seen as very likely to have natural red hair in some countries, also have a strong association with the color green. This viewpoint can create UnfortunateImplications when it comes to [[ModernMinstrelsy portraying]] Irish characters.