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->''Although he seems no more than a simple innkeeper, we know there's more to him than that - he has red hair for a start, and under Article Five of the Fantasy Literature Act of 1972 it is illegal to have a redhead in a fantasy novel who isn't Totally Special ([[Literature/HarryPotter Ron Weasley]] slipped through the net due to the Sidekick Exemption Clause).''
-->-- '''Daniel Hemmens''', [[http://ferretbrain.com/articles/article-295 "Whistle Down the Wind"]]

Some HeroesWantRedheads. Some heroes ''are'' redheads.

Considering that, of all hair colours, red is the least common, it isn't surprising that it is used when writers want someone to stand out, at least in shows that [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair don't give random extras]] [[HairColors blue and green hair]].

One distinction between red-haired heroes and villains is that where heroes tend to have bright-colored hair (almost reddish-blond), villains have darker-colored, almost brownish hair. Red is second only to blonde hair for a hero (see LawOfChromaticSuperiority).

Frequently, they'll have a {{fiery| redhead}} personality to go with their hair.

A SubTrope of RedIsHeroic.

Compare HeroesWantRedheads.

Contrast EvilRedhead, RedheadedBully, RedHeadedStepchild.

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Shirou from Kazuma Kodaka's ''Midare Somenishi''.
* Kyo Sohma, one of two main male leads of ''FruitsBasket'', certainly has the FieryRedhead part down, as well as being somewhat of a RedHeadedStepchild.
* The Japanese definitely like using redheads and the color red in general. Take the ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' series, for example: Amuro Ray is a redhead, while Char pilots red mecha (that are [[MemeticBadass three times faster]]).
* ''StarDriver'' plays this straight with Tsunashi Takuto.
* Shana in ''ShakuganNoShana''. Although, when in her "human" form, she has normal black hair, when she turns into a Flame Haze, her picture could be the title image for this trope. It's not just red, it glows and flame-like embers come off of it. Did we mention that it glows?
* Kenshin Himura of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''.
* Asuka from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' (anime only; in the manga, she has strawberry blond hair).
* Subverted with Hanamichi Sakuragi from ''SlamDunk'', who ''dyes'' his hair red.
* Gene Starwind from ''OutlawStar''.
* Yoko of ''TheTwelveKingdoms''.
* Hikaru Shidou in ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth''. She's TheKirk in the PowerTrio of herself, [[TheMcCoy Umi Ryuuzaki]], and [[TheSpock Fuu Hououji]] and while they all get focus, she's basically in the lead. [[spoiler:And then she becomes the Pillar.]]
* Mai Tokiha from ''{{Mai-HiME}}'' has orange reddish hair. Her mischievous opposite, Nao Yuuki, has bright crimson hair.
* [[GenderBender Half of the time]], the hero is a redhead in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. And [[HeroesWantRedheads everybody wants her]], unless they want ''[[GenderBender him]]''.
* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' neatly reverses the gender on this by having the protagonist Lina be a [[FieryRedhead spunky redhead]] and her love interest Gourry be [[IdiotHero dumb as a post]] and [[DumbBlonde blonde to boot]].
* While Kinomoto Sakura (''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'') is mostly considered a brunette in the anime, she is more of a redhead in the few colour pictures of her in the manga. Same goes for her princess alter ego in ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', but ''she'' goes under HeroesWantRedheads.
* Momomiya Ichigo of ''TokyoMewMew'' twists this: her human form has red hair, but post-TransformationSequence, when she's actually doing heroic things instead of [[IJustWantToBeNormal complaining]], her hair is ''pink''.
* Davis Motomiya (Motomiya Daisuke) from ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02''.
* Rika (Ruki) from ''Anime/DigimonTamers''.
** Interesting fact about ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'': the more HotBlooded a group leader is, the redder their hair is. Taichi was somewhat hotheaded but had a fairly balanced temperment, so he has brown hair with a slight red tint, though it's practically not noticible. Davis/Daisuke was very HotBlooded and has reddish-brown hair. Takato is the calmest ''Digimon'' leader and has straight brown. Takuya resumes the HotBlooded pattern and has brown that leans toward reddish-brown. Marcus/Masaru is the worst of the lot and is as close to red hair as you can get and still technically be brunette.
* Himeno Awayuki from ''{{Pretear}}'', nicknamed "Tulip Head" by Hayate (though he stops calling her this after a while).
* Ahiru from ''Anime/PrincessTutu''--which, incidentally, has the same director as ''{{Pretear}}''.
* Negi Springfield and his [[BattleCouple partner]], [[FieryRedhead Asuna]], from ''MahouSenseiNegima''. His father, Nagi, was one too.
* HotBlooded Kallen Kouzuki, Lelouch Lamperouge's Lancer and bodyguard from ''Anime/CodeGeass''.
* Lavi and General Cross (although Allen [[TheTrickster might choke]] [[HeroicComedicSociopath on 'hero"]] [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood for that one]]) from ''DGrayMan''.
* Tooya from ''AyashiNoCeres'', called "[[FushigiYuugi Tamahome]] with hair dye and contact lenses".
** Cyborg Guy's hair isn't natural. In flashbacks to before the accident and after he becomes an Evoluder, his hair is a pretty normal brown. Mikoto, on the other hand...
* In ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', Vita and Teana have red hair. Nanoha herself has reddish-brown hair.
* ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' has both a hero with bright red hair, Sha Gojyo, and a villain with dark red hair, Kougaiji. This is pointed out when Gojyo's older brother, Dokugakuji, admits that one of the reasons he started working for Kougaiji was because he reminded him of Gojyo. This may actually be playing with the trope a little, since, much of the time, PunchClockVillain Kougaiji behaves more like a classical hero than the protagonists.
* Daisuke from ''DNAngel'', though he lacks the stereotypical temperament (he's very calm most of the time).
* In the Manga/SailorMoon manga, Sailor Mars has red hair in many colored images. Sailors [=ChibiChibi=], Kakyuu, and Vesta have red hair as well. Sailors Moon, [=ChibiMoon=], Ceres, Lethe, and Mnemosyne all have pink hair at some point and all are eventually good guys.
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' has got two red heads on the FiveManBand: Kuwabara and Kurama. Kuwabara's hair is sort of a reddish-blond while Kurama's is dark crimson; though Kurama's hair does [[PowerDyesYourHair change color]] when he [[TransformationSequence assumes]] [[PettingZooPeople his]] [[NobleDemon true form.]]
* Tsubomi Hanasaki from ''HeartcatchPrettyCure'' has literal red hair, which contrasts with her InnocentFlowerGirl nature. It turns pink as Cure Blossom, though.
* Juliet of ''RomeoXJuliet'' is a redhead. Red seems to be the theme color for the Capulets, with the Montagues are [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue]].
* Luna, in ''MujinWakuseiSurvive''.
* Shirayuki, in ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime''. InvokedTrope here, as the author wanted to write a story loosely based on "Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs", with the eponymous heroine being red-haired. In this manga's universe, this hair color is ''very'' rare, making the heroine sought after by various ill-minded people.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'' Erza who got her last name from her hair.
* Lieutenant Kate Curtis, the titular red-headed protagonist of the {{hentai}} ''BondageQueenKate''.
* [[SmallGirlBigGun Yoko]] [[MsFanservice Littner]] from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
* While Sae from ''Anime/MagicUsersClub'' has a long, winding, [[{{Dojikko}} pitfall-ridden]] road to get to the point where she is worthy of the "hero" part of this trope, her dedication and belief in her companions pay off in the end when she [[spoiler:frees the world from alien control by turning The Bell into a giant tree]]. While not the protagonist, resident {{bishonen}} Aburatsubo also qualifies as one of the most competent members of the magic user's club who often saves the day when the group gets in trouble.
* Anne, the spy and protagonist of the {{hentai}} ''Anime/SpyOfDarkness''.
* There's also Gaara from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' (after his HeelFaceTurn). And while Naruto might not be a redhead, [[FieryRedhead his mum, Kushina]], definitely was.
* Ryoko Mitsurugi from ''RealBoutHighSchool'' plays this very straight.
* [[Anime/AngelBeats Yuzuru Otonashi]] who is also (although [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]]) a MessianicArchetype.
* Ibara from ''HanaNoKishi''.
* Princess Nakaba from ''ReimeiNoArcana''.
* Ayano Kannagi from ''LightNovel/KazeNoStigma''.
* Yumeji and Merry from ''YumekuiMerry'' both have {{s|tealthPun}}hades of this.
* Played with in the movie ''Anime/SwordOfTheStranger'', as [[spoiler:No Name has red hair, though we only ever see it once, briefly, because he dyes it black to make himself less conspicuous.]]
* Rai of ''TaiChiChasers''.
* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'''s [[SociopathicHero Claire Stanfield]] is either an example or a subversion, depending on whether [[AxCrazy certain]] [[PsychoForHire tendencies]] are present.
* Tigre of ''LightNovel/MadanNoOuToVanadis'' qualifies. Aside from [[spoiler: Elizavetta, the Vanadis of Lebus]], he is the only person shown so far to have red hair.
* Masane Amaha of ''Anime/{{Witchblade}}'', post-TransformationSequence.
* Misty and Zoey of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''.
* The eponymous Rinne Rokudo in ''[[{{Manga/Rinne}} Kyoukai no Rinne]].''
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''Comicbook/RedSonja''.
* Brenda Starr, from the film and comic book of the same name.
* Jean Grey, Rachel Summers, Hope Summers, Wolfsbane, Shatterstar, Banshee, and Siryn of the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}''.
* Wally West (the original [[Comicbook/TheFlash Kid Flash]]). When he was running around with an open-topped cowl as Kid Flash, he dyed his hair brown (at super-speed), because, for once, red hair was acknowledged as being unusual.
** The Tornado Twins, children of the second Flash.
** [[LegacyCharacter The second Impulse]], Iris, daughter to Wally West.
** Apparently, DC's colorists have taken to turning Bart Allen's hair color into a reddish-brown in later issues; it's a flat-out flame-red in some appearances, where, initially, it was a chocolate-brown shade. Getting lighter with age, maybe?
* Rorschach of ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', although he's more of an AntiHero.
* Matt Murdock, aka Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}. Former ''Daredevil'' villain Typhoid Mary also has red hair. As per the trope, she's drawn with significantly brighter hair after making a HeelFaceTurn.
* Lightning Lad/Live Wire and Lightning Lass/Spark/Light Lass, twins from ''ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}''.
* Mariah from ''Comicbook/TheWarlord''.
* If that Gen13 one-off counts, ''TheAuthority's'' Midnighter - though you wouldn't know it, as (on the rare occasions he's seen without his mask) every artist gives him a different colour. WordOfGod says he just likes to dye it.
** Caitlin Fairchild of ''{{Gen13}}'' is a more consistent example of this, as well as being the resident SignificantGreenEyedRedhead.
* Jason Blood, human anchor for {{Etrigan}} the Demon, red with a white streak.
** Also, for some reason, Jim Corrigan, the Golden Age host of The Spectre.
* Cyclone, one of the newest members of the ''JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'' and granddaughter of the [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] Red Tornado.
** Al Pratt, the Golden Age Atom, was Cagneyesque not only in his short stocky build, but also in his ginger hair.
* Though counter intelligence specialist [[HeroesWantRedheads Scarlett]] is the most well-known, ''GIJoe'' has never been short of redheads. Examples include {{F|rickin Laser Beams}}lash, {{Ace| Pilot}}, [[TheCavalry Wild Bill]], [[RedShirt Thunder]], [[MilitaryMashupMachine Deep-Six]], [[WrenchWench Cover Girl]], [[CoolGun Dusty]], [[PyroManiac Blow Torch]], [[ItsRainingMen Ripcord]], [[OfficerOhara Barbecue]], [[CoolCar Crankcase]], [[BoisterousBruiser Taurus]], [[BaseOnWheels Steam-Roller]], [[DeepSouth Cross-Country]], [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture Knockdown]], [[CrazySurvivalist Outback]], [[KillItWithFire Charbroil]], [[BifurcatedWeapon Long Range]] (the original), and [[HuskyRusskie Big Bear]]. Amusingly, this list includes two out of three G.I. Joe flame weapons specialists and the G.I. Joe ''firefighter''. Odds are good that late-run flamethrower Ice Cream Soldier is also redheaded beneath his masked helmet.
* Finny, the Irish co-protagonist in ''ComicBook/SinisterDexter''. Well, AntiHero.
* The self named Calexa Rose Dunhill from Charlaine Harris's Cemetery Girl has reddish hair at least in the comic.
* Star Wars Azlyn Rae from ''Comicbook/{{Legacy}}''.
* Vic Sage as TheQuestion, although the special gas he uses to change the colour of his clothes and make his mask stick to his face properly also darkens his hair.
* Beryl Hutchinson aka Squire from DC's Knight and Squire.
* Katherine 'Kate" Manser aka Cinnamon from DC's ''Comicbook/{{JonahHex}}, also qualifies as FieryRedhead
* Kate Kane, the modern age {{Batwoman}}.
** Also, Barbara Gordon, formerly [[HandicappedBadass Oracle]] and currently [[ActionGirl Batgirl]].
* Link and Zelda in the [[ComicBook/TheLegendOfZelda comic book adaptation]] of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' and ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink''.
* Sophia Hapgood featured in "Indiana Jones and The Fate of Atlantis", as well as "Indiana Jones and The Thunder in the Orient".
* Becky Montcrief from ''Comicbook/{{TheSixthGun}}''.
* Roy Harper, the first Speedy/Arsenal/Red Arrow.
* Black Widow
* Guy Gardner: ComicBook/GreenLantern and all around badass ginger.
* ComicBook/{{X-Men}} villain and TropeCodifier of TheJuggernaut, Cain Marko has [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor had a few moments in which he was a hero]]. He has bright red hair.
* ''{{Chassis}}''.
* In ''ComicBook/WerewolfByNight'', Jack Russell's hair is a light red. [[DependingOnTheArtist If the artist remembers it's supposed to be that color, that is]].
* ''ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws'': Arsenal and Koriand'r are natural redheads. In some previous continuities, Red Hood was a redhead who dyed his hair black, though it's not the case anymore.
* Katie, protagonist of ''{{ComicBook/Seconds}}''.
* Colt, the SuperheroPackingHeat BadassNormal of ''ComicBook/{{Femforce}}''.
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[[folder:Fan Fics]]
* In the ''{{LXG}}'' parody ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1788274/1/bJUST_b_THE_bBEST_b_bMARY_b_bSUE_b_bEVER_b Just the Best Mary Sue Ever!]]'', the main character, Fellauroralisterinavetta Aanjulle O'Bamfwryter, has spectacularly glossy hair that looks like a halo of copper-colored worms.
* Chloe in ''FanFic/PrettyCurePerfumePreppy'' has ''literal'' red hair in civilian form. Hanae is a more believable redhead (having orange hair), but gains literal red hair as well when turned into Cure Tangerine. However, both subvert the FieryRedhead trope when it comes to personality, as Chloe is described as a gentle and kind-hearted girl, while Hanae is just a [[ShrinkingViolet Shrinking Orange]]. The fiery one of the team happens to be purple-haired Ayameko.
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, the protagonist of ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'', has deep auburn hair.
* Danny from ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance''.
* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}''.
* Disney likes redheaded heroes:
** The [[Disney/PeterPan Disney adaptation of]] ''PeterPan'' has Peter being a redhead.
** Taran from ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' has auburn hair.
** Disney/TheLittleMermaid herself, Ariel, has deep red hair. This was a pragmatic choice on the designers' part. If her hair was dark, it would get lost in the darkness of the ocean depths, but if she was blonde, she would look too much like Madison the mermaid from ''Film/Splash'', so they went with striking red.
** The Beast, from ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', turns into a red-haired Prince.
** Simba and Mufasa from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' have red ''manes''.
** Quasimodo in ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' has red hair as well.
** Disney/{{Hercules}} has red hair.
** Giselle from ''{{Enchanted}}''.
** ZigZagged with Ralph of ''Disney/WreckItRalph''. In the video game universe, he has brown hair, but from the perspective of ''Fix-It-Felix Jr.'' players, he has red hair. However, while he's the film's hero, he's the villain of the game.
** Anna from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''.
* Princess Merida from {{Pixar}}'s ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}''.
* Sally from ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' is a subversion of the "heroes-have-bright-red-hair-while-villains-have-dark-hair", as her yarn-like hair is more towards chestnut. Not surprising, though, [[{{Halloweentown}} considering where she lives]].
* MK from ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}''.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Peter Quill a.k.a Star Lord of "Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy" is red headed. He is particularly ginger in the film's introduction, when he's an 8 year old, freckled ginger kid.
* ''[[http://agonybooth.com/recaps/Thor_and_the_Amazon_Women_1963.aspx Thor And The Amazon Women]]''.
* BG in ''The Goddess of 1967''.
* Kate Loughlin, the protagonist in ''Film/TheCallbackQueen'' is a redheaded Irish actress.
* ''Film/RedSonja''.
* The father-son Jaeger pilots of Striker Eureka in ''PacificRim'', Hercules and Chuck Hansen, are both played by redheaded actors.
* Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde in the film adaptation of ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. The invisible thief Rodney Skinner, though never seen for obvious reasons, was also played by a red-haired actor, leading one to presume that the character is likewise redheaded when visible.
* Natasha Romanoff (AKA Comicbook/BlackWidow) in the Film/MarvelCinematicUniverse [[note]] Of these films, so far she's appeared in ''Film/IronMan2'', ''Film/TheAvengers'' and the upcoming ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''[[/note]].
* Danielle the archer, in ''TheFlightOfDragons''.
* The Mad Hatter in Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland''.
* All of Creator/JohnWayne's characters (because Wayne himself was a redhead in RealLife). Also true with Creator/ChuckNorris!!!
* ''Film/RunLolaRun'': Lola's hair is fiery red.
* Scarlet from ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra''.
* Will Scarlet from ''Film/RobinHood2010''
* Tauriel from ''Film/TheDesolationOfSmaug''.
* Played straight with Jean Grey, in the [[Film/XMen1 first]] [[Film/X2XMenUnited two]] X-Men movies, but she defects in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''.
* Obi-Wan Kenobi is a down-played example in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' Prequels. Interestingly, his hair is more towards the brown end of the spectrum (which, by the letter of the trope, points to villainy), despite him being one of the most heroic and morally upstanding characters in the saga. Also, he is anything but a FieryRedhead, preferring negotiation and rational planning to combat and rushing in head-first.
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[[folder:French Belgian Comic Books]]
* Spirou from ''ComicBook/SpirouAndFantasio''.
* Obelix from ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}''.
* Franchise/{{Tintin}} was sometimes represented as a redhead (when he wasn't blonde or light chestnut). The animated series decided on an orangey hair color, as did the 2011 CGI film (Haddock even refers to him as ginger at one point).
* Sonny Tuckson from ''Comicbook/{{BuckDanny}}''.
* ''Mélusine''.
* ''Boule et Bill''.
* ''Jeannette Pointu''.
* ''ComicBook/{{Soda}}''.
* ''ComicBook/{{Lanfeust}}''.
* Mortimer from ''ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer''.
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[[folder:Legend And Mythology]]
* Odysseus of ''Literature/TheIliad'' and ''Literature/TheOdyssey'': his hair was described as "crisping red-golden".
** Menelaus of the same definitely was; "red-haired king" was among his epithets. Which is odd, because his name, Menelaus Xanthus, means "Menelaus the Blond"; he's called a red-head because, apparently, scholars never met any blond Greeks (they do exist). But something strange was going on originally because "Xanthus" also referred to slaves (foreigners, mostly). There's something metatextual going on there.
* [[NorseMythology Thor]], before MarvelComics turned him blond.
* OlderThanFeudalism: in some versions of the TrojanWar, Achilles has red hair to denote his fiery temper and {{badass}}ery (and matches his common epithet as "blazing Achilles"). Menelaus and Agamemnon may have had red hair as well. Neoptolemus definitely was a redhead, even if his father, Achilles, wasn't. He was also known as Pyrrhos, which is Greek for "fiery red".
** Achilles himself, when he hid out in king Lycomedes' palace disguised as a girl (and, in the process, fathered Pyrrhos with Lycomedes' daughter Deidameia), called himself Pyrrha. Some think that Neoptolemos' alternative name may have been derived from his father's alias (he only got his name Neoptolemos, "young warrior", when he joined the Greek army before Troy).
* In many retellings, [[KingArthur Arthurian legend's]] Sir Gawain. Occasionally, Arthur himself is portrayed as a redhead.
* Red hair is seen as the mark of Literature/{{Gilgamesh}}.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''{{Madeline}}'', a childrens' book by Ludwig Bemelmeans. Madeline goes to a Catholic boarding school. The books are all written in rhymes.
* ''Literature/PippiLongstocking'' by Creator/AstridLindgren. Pippi is about 10, lives alone in a house called Villevillekula, and is incredibly strong. Her father is a pirate captain and he goes off pirating, leaving her with piles of gold coins. She has bright red hair pulled out in two horizontal pigtails.
* ''Literature/TalesOfAnMazingGirl'' - Red Hair, Red Suit.
* Several Creator/RobertAHeinlein protagonists - most notably, Lazarus Long (nee Woodrow Wilson Smith) (biggest role was in ''Literature/TimeEnoughForLove'', he did appear in later Heinlein works) and his mother, Maureen Johnson Smith (most prominent in ''Literature/ToSailBeyondTheSunset'', she plays a minor role in several earlier Heinlein novels). And many were redheaded ''twins''; ''Literature/TheRollingStones'', ''Time for the Stars'', Laz and Lor from ''Literature/TimeEnoughForLove''. Other adventurous or heroic redheads include Podkayne of Mars, one of his more popular Juvenile characters, "Slipstick" Libby, Hazel Stone, and a long list of others.
* Glen O'Brian in ''ThePurpleWidow''.
* SirAproposOfNothing, though he'd be more of a red-headed AntiHero...
* Several from the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'', including four from the Skywalker family/bloodline alone: Mara Jade Skywalker (Luke's wife and the reason there's redheads in the bloodline at all - [[GreenEyes green-eyed]]), Ben Skywalker (her son and the kid in the former article image; this is {{lampshaded}} at [[Literature/LegacyOfTheForce one point]] - blue-eyed), Kol Skywalker (her great-grandson - green-eyed, again), Tenel Ka (Jacen's wife and current ruler of Hapes), and Allana (Jacen and Tenel's daughter - [[GrayEyes gray-eyed]]).
* Captain Carrot Ironfoundersson in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' by Terry Pratchett in the series about the Ankh Morpork Watch, and making cameo appearances in other books. Carrot was adopted by dwarves, so he considers himself a dwarf--just a six-foot tall one. He has red hair, but that is not the reason he is called carrot. That's because he is built like one--broad at the shoulder and tapering in lower.
* Literature/AnneOfGreenGables.
* The Aptly named Ginger Hebblethwaite from Captain W.E. Johns ''Literature/{{Biggles}}'' stories.
* Howard Roark from ''Literature/TheFountainhead''. Again, depends on your [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation definition]] [[DesignatedHero of]] [[AntiHero hero]].
* Alanna of Trebond, from the TamoraPierce universe, combines red hair with purple TechnicolourEyes. Arguably also a case of HeroesWantRedheads: despite the fact that the text repeatedly points out that she isn't particularly good looking, she does end up with proposals from [[spoiler:the Crown Prince]] and [[spoiler:the King of the Rogue]]. Also, Tris from the ''Literature/CircleOfMagic'' books by the same author. She is certainly a FieryRedhead, but also a grouch who sometimes borders on JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* [[LoisMcMasterBujold Cordelia]] [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Vorkosigan]] is a redhead. In fact, it's one of her character markers; whenever a woman with "roan-red" hair shows up, it's her, or reminds Miles of her. He comes to realize that one of the reasons Sgt. Beatrice's death affected him so much was that, as a tall redhead, she reminded him of his mother.
* Dairine Callahan from ''YoungWizards''.
* Kvothe, of TheNameOfTheWind, is known for his bright, flame-red hair. Good for attracting both women and unwanted attention.
* In Robert Graves' ''King Jesus'', {{Jesus}} has red hair, this being one of the eight "signs of royalty".
* Cord from Douglas Hill's ''{{ColSec Trilogy}}''. He's at least ''something'' of a FieryRedhead...but, interestingly enough, his hair is specifically described as dark auburn.
* Rand Al'Thor from Robert Jordan's ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' has reddish-blonde hair. This is because he's [[spoiler:half [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Aiel]]]]. Elaine also has red-gold hair, whatever that means. When it's not referred to as red-gold, it's consistently just described as blonde, with Aviendha as the redhead of the BlondeBrunetteRedhead trio. That sounds like a jazzed-up description of strawberry blonde hair.
* Bill Denbrough and Beverly Marsh, two of the original seven Losers from Creator/StephenKing's ''{{IT}}''.
* Both major POV characters of the ''Literature/DoctrineOfLabyrinths'' series are redheads, this is actually a major plot point as, in the city they grew up in, ''no one else is'', thus providing easy proof that Felix and Mildmay are brothers.
* In Creator/EEDocSmith's ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' series, red hair is specifically the genetic marker of ancestry from {{Atlantis}}. Many in the human Lensman breeding program are redheads including Clarissa [=MacDougal=].
* Maria from ''Literature/TheLittleWhiteHorse''.
* Princess Eilonwy of the ''Literature/ChroniclesofPrydain'' is often referred to by the narrator as "Eilonwy of the red-gold hair".
* Most of the protagonists in Marion Zimmer Bradley's ''Literature/{{Darkover}}'' universe. Justified, since, in this setting, redheads are special.
* Karen in ''Literature/TheThreeWorldsCycle''. She's arguably one of the major heroes of the first part of the cycle, being instrumental in the main changes to Santhenar over the course of the books. Oh, and she just happens to be a [[FieryRedhead redhead]].
* John Tardy, also known as the "Half-pint Posted" (really, though, he's just grateful to get a nickname other than "Red") of the Gordon R. Dickson novel ''[[IncrediblyLamePun Spatial Delivery]]''.
* The eponymous character of Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/FarmerGilesOfHam''. The whole story, in a way, subverts Medieval hero-tales, as the king and his knights are worse than useless, and the only person who can effectively deal with the dragon is a fat, red-headed farmer who doesn't like tresspassers, especially destructive ones.
* ''The39Clues'': Amy Cahill - although hers is more "reddish-brown".
* ''Radio/{{Pumuckl}}'', the kobold protagonist of a German children's series.
* The eponymous character of ''The Adventures of Blue Avenger'' is, ironically, a redhead.
* Red-headed twins Isabeau and Iseult, the two leading characters of Kate Forsyth's "The Witches of Eileanan" series (fantasy).
* ''Literature/TimeScout'': Margo Smith. A RedHeadedHeroine to die for. Or because of.
* In the later ''NancyDrew'' mysteries, Nancy is described as being a redhead. She was originally supposed to be blonde, but a printing error on the cover art gave her hair a reddish hue, and the writers [[ThrowItIn just went with it.]]
* Lord John Roxton in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's ''Literature/TheLostWorld'' is repeatedly described as having red hair, and his various adventures and heroic exploits in South America (like [[PayEvilUntoEvil killing slavers]]) have earned him the nickname "Red Chief" amongst the Amazonian natives.
* Tarl Cabot of the ''Literature/{{Gor}}'' series. Notably, while he has a HeroicBSOD and becomes Bosk, his hair becomes sandy; but then, when he goes back to being Tarl, it gets red again. In the first book, he mentions that he often had to [[RedHeadedStepchild defend his honor]] as a schoolboy just for having red hair.
* Freckles of Creator/GeneStrattonPorter's ''Literature/{{Freckles}}''
* Although ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' has lots and lots of protagonists (although less "good" characters than one would think), Robb Stark stands out as being firmly heroic. His little sister Sansa and mother Catelyn, too.
* In JaneAusten's ''Literature/LoveAndFreindship'', Laura and Sophia conclude another woman's fiancee inadequate on this ground, among others.
-->''as we were convinced he had no soul, that he had never read The Sorrows of Werter, and that his Hair bore not the least resemblance to auburn, we were certain that Janetta could feel no affection for him, or at least that she ought to feel none.''
* Princess Ren [[SignificantGreenEyedRedhead and her sisters]], in ''Literature/ABrothersPrice''.
* Jamie Fraser, his daughter Briana, and her son Jemmy in ''{{Literature/Outlander}}''. There are a number of other characters in the books described as being redheaded, many of them related to Jamie.
* Ssalia, the eponymous protagonist of ''Literature/SsaliaAndTheDragonsOfAvienot''.
* Morgan Leah from ''Literature/{{Shannara}}'' is described as a redhead, and even has the fiery temper to match. Creator/TerryBrooks seems to like redheads a lot as heroes, since numerous characters from the series have red hair.
* A large number of the protagonists in L.E. Modesitt's SagaOfRecluce are redheads, sometimes of the FieryRedhead variety.
* Scathach, Aoife, and Prometheus from ''TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel.''
* In ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', good dwarfs have red hair and evil dwarfs have black hair.
* Clary Fray from ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments''.
* The Twins Theo and Rachel Matheson from Maurice Gee's New Zealand Book Under the Mountain(1979) also made into a miniseries (1981) and a movie (2009)
* Beatrice Löwenström, who's the female protagonist in ''Literature/{{Overenskommelser}}'' by Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt, is a FieryRedhead with YouthfulFreckles. She's definately supposed to stand out among other women with a more "normal" appearance.
* Elisabet Nemert, another Swedish writer, also likes redheaded heroines, who will stand out among everyone else. Indra Ingridsdotter from "Röd måne" is her most recent example at the moment.
* Creator/RosemarySutcliff wrote a few: Red Phaedrus in ''Literature/TheMarkOfTheHorseLord''; Drem in ''Warrior Scarlet''; Prasutagus in ''Song for a Dark Queen''; Androphon and Cador in ''The Bridge-Builders''.
* Creator/CharlotteBronte's ''{{Literature/Villette}}'' gives us Dr. Bretton, handsome by Victorian standards despite "the colour of his long hair such as friends did not venture to specify, except as the sun shone on it, when they called it golden."
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* Willow Rosenberg and Oz from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Liz, Leela, Turlough, Mel, Donna, and Amy. The Doctor wishes he was (once again, [[http://forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/matt.jpg unfulfilled]]). Though Turlough, at the beginning, had more than a touch of EvilRedhead before he decided to not kill the Doctor after all -- even if he had been tricked into agreeing to do it. (And with him it was actually enforced-John Nathan-Turner made the naturally blond Mark Strickson dye his hair so Turlough wouldn't be mistaken for the Doctor, played by the blond Peter Davison, in long shots).
* ''Dune'':
** Paul Atreides from the Dune Miniseries produced in 2000 is a redhead.
** This is in contrast to Paul in the 1983 movie of the same name who had black hair.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'':
** [[TheCaptain Captain]] Janeway.
** Janeway's hair is more sort of auburn-brown than out-and-out red.
** If flashbacks and time travel are to be believed, [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Picard]] in his younger days.
* AgentScully from ''Series/TheXFiles''
* Series/{{Dexter}} is a VillainProtagonist and SociopathicHero variant.
* Chip and Udonna from ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce''
* Charlie Crews on ''Series/{{Life}}''. Also, Dick Winters in ''Series/BandOfBrothers'': they're both played by redhead Damian Lewis.
** Speaking of ''Series/BandOfBrothers'', there are also major redheaded characters in Malarkey and Babe Heffron.
* Eugene Sledge on ''ThePacific''.
* Eric 'E' Murphy on ''{{Entourage}}''.
* ''Series/ElizabethI'': Elizabeth herself, which is TruthInTelevision.
* ''CSIMiami'''s Horatio Caine.
* Lucius Vorenus from ''Series/{{Rome}}'', has his moments.
* Franchise/SuperSentai: Jan Kandou (Geki Red) of ''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger'' and Sosuke Esumi (Go-on Red) of ''Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger'', resulting from hair bleach's effect on Asian hair. Gosei Black and Shinken Green are somewhere between brown and red, likely for the same reason.
* Rebecca Fogg from ''The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne''.
* Carl Kolchak from the KolchakTheNightStalker is another of the reddish-brown variety.
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* [[Music/DavidBowie Ziggy Stardust's]] final, iconic look included vibrantly red hair.
** This carried to his other "incarnations", Aladdin Sane (''Aladdin Sane'') and Halloween Jack (''Diamond Dogs'').
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXWbMu4PtpE The Spin Doctors]] claimed three brunette members and one member with red-gold curls. Guess which one was the FaceOfTheBand.
* [[Music/DangerDays Party Poison]] (otherwise known as [[Music/MyChemicalRomance Gerard Way]]).
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Crono from ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''.
* Adell from ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}''.
* Surprisingly enough, Ryu from ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' started out a redhead in the first game, and he also has red to reddish-brown hair in the ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Alpha]]'' series. His hair has gotten darker with age, and the games reflect this very consistently. ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII'', for example, chronologically follows ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV IV]]'', and Ryu's hair is dark brown in ''IV'' as opposed to ''III'''s black hair.
* Roy and his father, Eliwood, of the ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'' games. This is a notable exception for the series, given that nearly every other main protagonist in the series traditionally had [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue hair]]. To make up for it, Eliwood's best friend, Hector from ''Fire Emblem 7'', ''did'' have blue hair. And the same goes to his daughter and Roy's potential girlfriend, the mage Lilina.
* Nariko from ''VideoGame/HeavenlySword''.
* Joanna from ''VideoGame/PerfectDark''.
* Adol Christin from ''VideoGame/{{Ys}}'', also called "Adol the Red". They don't mean blood.
* ''VideoGame/PopfulMail'' has the red-headed Mail, a female BountyHunter with [[http://www.the-magicbox.com/forums/showpost.php?p=383170&postcount=1198 "a nice chest"]] who [[LeotardOfPower doesn't wear pants, for whatever reason]].
* [[FanNickname Silly Axel Almer]] in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars Advance''. If he's not silly, he's no hero [[spoiler:(either a villain or...a neutral force)]]. Other straightforward examples from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' include Fiona Gureden (Reversal) and Rand Travis (Z).
* Joe from ''ViewtifulJoe''.
* Jin from ''GrandChase.''
* Knuckles the Echidna from ''SonicTheHedgehog'' is a red-furred hero.
* Though he gradually turned into more of a wheat blond, Link was depicted as having either brown or reddish-brown hair in the official artwork for the first three games in the series and was an outright redhead in the [[ComicBook/TheLegendOfZelda Valiant comic book series]] based on the two NES games in the series. (Interestingly, so was Zelda, whose sprite for the first two games was likewise red-haired.) Also, [[ExpositionFairy Midna]] from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', [[DarkIsNotEvil when she starts getting more friendly towards Link]]. And Shad of the Resistance Group, from the same game.
* Sarah Kerrigan from ''StarCraft''. Notably, when she gets [[TheVirus infested]] and turns evil, her hair is replaced by black spines.
* The Fighter[=/=]Warrior sprite from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI''. The [[CompositeCharacter Warrior of Light]] has an alternate costume based on him in the {{Dissidia}} prequel game, confirming it.
* Possibly because of this trope, Ritz from ''FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' dyes her hair red (it's white, normally), and in the dream-Ivalice, it ''is'' red. However, she stops dyeing it after the events of the game, accepting her appearance.
* If the player chooses the standard look for a female Shepard in ''Franchise/MassEffect'', she turns out to be a redhead. Oddly enough, except for the player character, the only redhead on your team in any BioWare game since BaldursGate was [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins Leliana]]. Perhaps the designers were trying to tell us something?
** Oghren.
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' - Aveline.
* Agent J from ''EliteBeatAgents''.
* Kasumi from ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive''.
* Simon Belmont, JackOfAllStats in the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series, constantly switched from brown to blond and back again between his countless incarnations. Possibly in frustration, Ayami Kojima went completely off-model and drew him with ''bright'' red hair, and his official depiction has been redheaded ever since.
* Spike, Jimmy, and Yumi from ''VideoGame/ApeEscape''. Kei averts this with his [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue hair]].
* [[IdiotHero Heart Aino]] of ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart''.
* Kou from ''VideoGame/AzureDreams''. Bit of a troublemaker.
* Regina from the first two ''VideoGame/DinoCrisis'' games.
* The protagonists of all three ''{{Lufia}}'' games (i.e. Maxim and his descendants), which was carried over into the NintendoDS remake of the second game.
* The Priestess class in the PC game ''VideoGame/{{Darkstone}}''.
* Luke fon Fabre from ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss''. As well as Mao from ''VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth'', Reid Herschel from ''VideoGame/TalesOfEternia'', and Caius Qualls from ''VidepGame/TalesOfTheTempest''. Asbel from ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' is looking to qualify.
* From the ''DawnOfWar'' series - Farseer Macha in the original and Taldeer in ''Winter Assault'' (although hers is red rather than auburn). After that, long hair seemed to go out of fashion, so you can't tell for the helmets, but the trope makes a return in ''Dawn of War II'' where the Eldar farseers, again, have red hair. [[CrapsackWorld As much as]] [[EvilVersusEvil anyone]] [[CrapsackWorld in Warhammer 40k]] [[VillainProtagonist can be considered]] [[BlackAndGrayMorality a hero, anyway]].
* Raz from ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}''.
* Justin from ''VideoGame/{{Grandia}}''. And yes, he's quite {{fiery| redhead}} to match.
* In the ''TokimekiMemorial'' series, all games of the Standard Branch, save for the 4th one, have red-haired main heroines (albeit each of them have a different shade of red):
** Shiori Fujisaki in ''Tokimeki Memorial 1''.
** Hikari Hinomoto in ''Tokimeki Memorial 2''.
** Yukiko Makihara in ''Tokimeki Memorial 3''.
* [[MagicKnight Monica]] from ''VideoGame/DarkCloud 2''.
* [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Hilde]] from [[SoulSeries Soul Calibur 4]].
* Garlot of ''VideoGame/BlazeUnion''.
* The titular ''VideoGame/{{Bloodrayne}}''.
* The default hero Aluxes in RPG Maker XP
** And Ralph, the default hero in RPG Maker VX.
* This may be a bit of a stretch, but [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Tsubaki Yayoi]] can count. She's a redhead and has been living in favoriting heroes and styling herself to fight for justice. If it weren't [[MindRape for]] [[GreenEyedMonster some]] [[TheWoobie hindrances]], she'd be a clear-cut heroine, as proven by her decent and just personality towards those she cared about. [[CrapsackWorld Alas]][[EvilRedhead ...]]
* Computer technician Lance Galahad from ''VideoGame/BrainDead13''.
* Wife seeker RED, adventuress Falcom, and [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal cool, calm, and collected]] Cave from {{Neptunia}}.
* The unnamed lady hero of ''VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor''
* Aurora from ''VideoGame/ChildOfLight'' has pinkish-red hair.
* Red from ''VideoGame/{{Transistor}}''.
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* Shirou Emiya of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. [[spoiler:His FutureBadass is a {{Dark Skinned| Blond}}, white haired {{Bishonen}}[[EvenTheGuysWantHim whom ''every'' 4channer (guys included) lusts after]].]]
* Not a ''hero'', but a "good guy": Rena from ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi''.
* The sequel, ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', stars FieryRedhead Battler Ushiromiya. His sister Ange also counts, having the same shade of dark red hair (though [[SugarAndIcePersonality a rather different personality]]).
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* Antimony Carver in ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''.
* [[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Haley Starshine]].
* Rikk Oberf in ''Webcomic/{{Fans}}''.
* Anne Onymous in ''Webcomic/TheWotch''.
* Ash in ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}''.
* Agatha Heterodyne from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has strawberry-blonde hair.
* Zoe of ''Webcomic/VenusEnvy''.
* Princess Voluptua of ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob''.
* Nanase from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', [[spoiler:[[PowerDyesYourHair formerly]].]]
* Samantha from ''Webcomic/MoltenBlade''.
* Todo from ''Webcomic/CityOfReality''.
* Lil' Ragamuffin from ''Webcomic/{{Guttersnipe}}''.
* The eponymous Hanna, of ''Webcomic/HannaIsNotABoysName'', has hair which, in certain lights, is almost fire-truck red. He's not especially heroic, but he's the hero of the story and he does try. [[spoiler:Interestingly, [[http://vert-is-ninja.deviantart.com/art/After-All-This-Time-155094756 as seen here]], he apparently [[LooksLikeCesare Looked Like Cesare]] as a teenager, which came with a hair-colour change to a more villainly brownish colour.]]
* Alexander Hamilton from ''Webcomic/TheDreamer''.
* Monica of ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare''.
* Shelley Winters from ''Webcomic/ScaryGoRound''.
* Rocky from ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure''.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Parallels}}'', [[http://www.mightymartianstudios.com/2012/08/01/parallels-roll/ Lieutenant Waters]]
* Tamaura from ''{{Blindsprings}}.'' Doubles as HeroesWantRedheads for [[PatientChildhoodLoveInterest Harris,]] the {{Deuteragonist}}.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ObscurusLupa.
* Ryana 'Ri' Taylor of ''Last Secret'' and other Kostemetsiverse arcs. Hasn't been updated in a while. Apparently, Taylor also subverts all the other tropes about redheads, being an intelligence operative with no public [[FieryRedhead personality]] and no [[HeroesWantRedheads romantic]] involvements.
* Fey, the uber-mage of Team Kimba in the WhateleyUniverse.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Niko from ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers''.
* WesternAnimation/AtomicBetty.
* Suki from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', though her hair is more auburn than red. Also Smellerbee counts too, though her hair is more brown than red.
* Barbara Gordon aka ''Batgirl'' from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheanimatedseries'', ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmantheBraveandTheBold'', and ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''.
* Gwen Tennyson from the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' franchise.
* Theresa and Atlanta from ''WesternAnimation/ClassOfTheTitans''.
* Crystal Kane from ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}''.
* Dexter from ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''. And his mother.
* Fry from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.
* Scarlett from ''Franchise/GIJoe''.
* Quentin [=MacLeod=] from ''WesternAnimation/HighlanderTheAnimatedSeries''.
* Jane from ''WesternAnimation/JaneAndTheDragon''.
* Hawkgirl, Flash, Elongated Man, Orion, and Question (though it's black when he's in costume) from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited''.
* WesternAnimation/KappaMikey.
* WesternAnimation/KimPossible.
* Ginger from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', though she's not a natural redhead.
* Elena Potato in ''ComicBook/MonsterAllergy''.
* 3/4ths of the Flynn side of the family in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''.
* Blossom in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''.
* Jessie Bannon from ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures''.
* Gretchen Grundler from ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''. T.J. was going to be a redhead, as seen in clips of the plot, but in the show, he's a brunette.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SantaClausIsCominToTown'', redheaded Kris (Santa) is the hero.
* Kyle Broflovski from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has a flame red Jewfro, though it's usually hidden beneath his hat. TokenEvilTeammate Cartman believes all gingers are [[RedHeadedStepchild soulless monsters]].
* Aerrow from ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks''.
* Starfire from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''. Also, Kid Flash, though he's a more minor character.
* April O'Neil from ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''.
* Izzy and Zoey from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland''.
* Scarlett from ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama the Total Drama series]]''.
* Sari in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''.
* Teela and Man at Arms/Duncan from ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'': Thaddeus "Rusty" Venture as a boy. Now, he only has the red beard and [[DesignatedHero not much heroism]]. Hank and Dean are blond and brown, respectively.
* Bloom from ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub''.
** Amore has also gotten the pixies out of some trouble, including saving their group from wolves.
* Will Vandom from ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}''.
* Prince Nestor from ''WesternAnimation/WorldOfQuest''.
* Lee Ping from ''WesternAnimation/{{Detentionaire}}'' has red-black hair.
* Kid Flash, Miss Martian, Speedy[=/=]Red Arrow, Tula, Beast Boy (as a human), Batgirl (Barbara Gordon), and Arsenal on the Team in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''. Except for Red Arrow, Arsenal, and Batgirl, all of them have YouthfulFreckles, and except for Miss Martian, Tula, and Batgirl, all of them are {{Fiery Redhead}}s. ''Young Justice'' also features other classically redheaded heroes like Hawkwoman, Green Lantern (Guy Gardner) and Queen Mera.
* Lion-O from ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011''. Also [=WilyKit=], with an added SkunkStripe, Tygra, who has orange, striped fur, and [=WilyKat=], who had orange hair in the original.
* Obi-Wan Kenobi of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' has much more obviously red hair in the cartoon series than in the source material, although it goes back to auburn when the character designs change mid-way through the series.
* Wheeler from ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanet''. Appropriately enough, his [[ElementalPowers Elemental Power]] is fire.
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