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[[caption-width-right:350:A face as fresh as flowers.]]

Just like [[ShyBlueHairedGirl blue-haired girls are often introverted]], pink-haired girls are often [[ThePollyanna cheery and optimistic]] or [[MarryForLove sweet and romantic]]. There's a high chance that, if a series has a FiveManBand, a girl with pink hair is TheChick. It's also a popular hair color for protagonists of MagicalGirl series.

Bonus points if she has a [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue-haired]] [[PinkGirlBlueBoy love interest]].

This trope doesn't count ''just'' for general pink hair. Other shades like magenta or salmon also count, but purple certainly does ''not''. Pink-haired ''boys'' can also be examples.

SubTrope of YouGottaHaveBlueHair and PinkMeansFeminine. For animals with pink fur, go see AmazingTechnicolorWildlife.

Sometimes in anime it can overlap with BitchInSheepsClothing. The pink-haired girl being designated as a YamatoNadeshiko may be a DeadUnicornTrope.

Compare HeroesWantRedheads, RedHeadedHero and FieryRedhead.

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* Lacus Clyne from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed'', a peace-loving IdolSinger and daughter to the chairman of [=ZAFT=] that is nicknamed the "Pink Princess". However, she's also a YamatoNadeshiko that intentionally allows people to mistake her gentle nature and idealism for weakness, prior to revealing herself to be a brilliant politician with an iron will and knack for winning people over to her side. By the conclusion of the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny sequel]], she has become the new chairwoman of [=ZAFT=] and one of the few remaining political leaders in the world.
** Sisters Lunamaria and Meyrin Hawke, from ''Destiny''. Both have magenta hair, though Lunamaria is TheChick among the [=ZAFT=] pilots while Meyrin is compassionate and kind.
%%** Feldt Grace from ''{{Gundam 00}}''. WordOfGod claims she dyes it.
%%** Sarah Zabiarov of ''ZetaGundam''... Noticing a theme?
%%** Lu Anon from ''GundamAGE''.
* Haman Karn of ''Zeta'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamzz Double Zeta]]'' has pink hair, but is only cheerful and optimistic as a young girl in the ''Char's Deleted Affair'' manga set after the One Year War.
%%* [[MeaningfulName Rose]] from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', though it's actually just her bangs. The rest of her hair is dark brown.
%%* Kotoko-01 from ''DivergenceEve''.
* ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' has all 3 (naturally they are sisters). [[GenkiGirl Lala]] is cheerful and optimistic, [[{{Tsundere}} Nana]] is the FieryRedHead and [[LoveableSexManiac Momo]] is the [[SingleTargetSexuality sweet and romantic one]] (although her idea of romantic is rather [[HaremSeeker broad]]).
* [[ArtificialHuman Cheza]] from ''WolfsRain'' is the sweet, low-key romantic subtype. For bonus points, the guy who created her has blue hair, [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl not to mention]] the more tomboyish ActionGirl Blue.
* ''Manga/MagicalPrincessMinkyMomo'' is a CuteWitch with pink hair.
%%* Princess Silver from ''CrayonKingdomOfDreams''
%%* The titular character of ''Anime/ALittleSnowFairySugar''.
%%* Mao from ''Anime/MaoChan''.
* Himeno Awayuki in ''{{Pretear}}'', the cheerful and optimistic heroine. Also a type B {{Tsundere}} to Hayate, the aloof blue haired knight.
* Momoko from ''Manga/WeddingPeach'', one of the most upbeat characters and also the heroine.
* The ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' series plays this absolutely straight with Caro Ru Lushe, a gentle and kind-hearted WhiteMagicianGirl of the Riot Force 6's Forward team, yet inverts it to hell and back with Signum, a {{Stoic}} and no-nonsense swordswoman with an OldSoldier attitude. There is also Sette, ''the'' EmotionlessGirl among Dr. Scaglietti's twelve [[RobotGirl Combat Cyborgs]] by the virtue/misfortune of having been ''designed'' to have the least emotional capacity among the sisters.
* Madoka Kaname from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', showcasing her innocent nature.
%%* Subaru from ''HoukagoNoPleiades''.
* Hinagiku Katsura from ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler''. She fits the cheery subtype and the romantic one, ''and'' she has a blue-haired (clueless) love interest.
* Louise from ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero''. She's closer to a FieryRedhead, but over time she becomes [[{{Tsundere}} less tsun-tsun and more dere-dere]] to Saito and comes to fit the romantic subtype better.
* ''Manga/LuckyStar'':
** Pink-haired {{meganekko}} Miyuki Takara is the nicest and sweetest character in the main cast.
** Akira Kogami, who can ''act'' cheery until something angers her, at which point, it doesn't take a whole lot for the fiery aspect of her personality to surface.
%%* Nagisa in ''RaveMaster''.
* ''Manga/SoulEater'': There's also Crona, whose hair [[AdaptationDyeJob was pink in the manga]] but was changed to lavender in the anime, but [[AmbiguousGender s/he's]] more of a ShrinkingViolet.
* Moka Akashiya's outer self in ''RosarioToVampire'', who is kind, naive and romantic in direct contrast to her cold inner self.
* Princess Euphemia li Britannia and Anya Alstreim from ''Anime/CodeGeass''. Euphy's personality fits with what's expected for this trope, being a WideEyedIdealist in a series known for its BlackAndGrayMorality. Conversely, Anya is an EmotionlessGirl...[[BreakTheCutie although she wasn't always like that.]]
%%* Mao/Mariah from ''{{Beyblade}}''.
%%* Miwako from ''ParadiseKiss'', fittingly enough.
%%* Haramura Nodoka from ''Manga/{{Saki}}' '.
%%* Ringo Yukimori from ''HimeChenOtogiChikkuIdolLilpri''. Oddly enough, she is the reincarnation of Snow White, and the most well-known versions of Snow White all have black hair.
%%* The titular PrincessComet has pink hair.
%%* Hikaru from ''HyperSpeedGranDoll''.
%%* Wilhelmina Carmel from ''ShakuganNoShana''.
%%* Noriko Nakajima from ''HellTeacherNube''.
%%* Miharu Sena Kanaka from ''Manga/GirlsBravo''.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'':
** Sherry, a total LoveFreak. Bonus points for her [[spoiler:original]] love interest Lyon, who has light-blue hair.
** There's also the docile and kind [[SummonMagic Stellar Spirits]] Virgo and Aries.
** Meredy is a cute little girl, but is very much TheStoic. She becomes a full-blown example after the timeskip.
** Chelia, Sherry's cousin, who is also a LoveFreak and very cheerful and friendly.
%%* The titular character of ''SteelAngelKurumi''.
%%* Washu Hakubi from ''TenchiMuyo'', though it varies from light pink to dark pink to red, depending on the official artwork.
%%** A male example would be Seiryo Tennan from ''Tenchi'' OAV 2 and ''TenchiMuyoGXP.''
%%* Kanon Nakagawa from ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows''.
* [[PluckyComicRelief Kiko]] from ''DarkerThanBlack'' certainly fits the GenkiGirl stereotype. However, considering that most of the cast have realistic hair colors and she's a CosplayOtakuGirl, it's quite possible she dyed it to fit this trope.
* A rare male example: Shuichi from ''{{Gravitation}}''. He fulfils the optimistic side of the trope, doubling as a {{Keet}}.
%%* Another male example: Shun from ''HereIsGreenwood''.
* Mizuki Himeji from ''LightNovel/BakaToTestToShoukanjuu''. Pretty, nice and a mishmash of [[{{Yandere}} wacko]].
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'': Genkai, at least, [[IWasQuiteALooker in her younger days]], is an example of the "fiery" sort. It grayed over time, though. However, [[AdaptationDyeJob in the manga]], her hair was strawberry-blonde.
* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'': Machi is a {{Kunoichi}} and a member of the murderous thief-band, Genei Ryodan. She's [[TheStoic stoic]], cold, ruthless, [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]], delivers {{Death Glare}}s, and she's deadly as any other member. She also happens to be the CombatMedic. However, Machi has only pink hair in the manga and in the 2011 anime version, while in the 1999 version she has [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair purple hair]].
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Pink-haired, hyperactive, Yachiru is the cheerful and optimistic version, always smiling, especially when Kenpachi is enjoying his fights.
%%* Anemone from ''Anime/EurekaSeven''.
%%** Elena Peoples from ''Anime/EurekaSevenAO''.
%%* Yuna Miyama from ''{{Maburaho}}''.
* [[GenkiGirl Cheerful and energetic]] - that definitely describes Haruko Haruhara from ''{{FLCL}}''.
* From ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', Makie Sasaki and the Narutaki twins have all been depicted with either pink or red hair. The first anime switches them all from pink to red hair about halfway through. They also all fit the "cheery girl" stereotype.
%%* Kuniko Hojo from ''LightNovel/ShangriLa''
* Coby from ''OnePiece''. However, he is a rare male ShrinkingViolet, and in direct contrast to the usual Pink-Haired teenager, he often has a nervous outlook on life - even after taking a small [[TookaLevelinBadass level in Badass]].
%%* Viola from ''Anime/KiddyGrade''.
%%* Ascoeur from ''Anime/KiddyGirlAnd''.
* Nono of {{Diebuster}} has long pink hair and is optimistic, cheerful, strong, and passionate.
* Cosette, Ropponmatsu II (partially), and Excel's good conscience in ''Anime/ExcelSaga''.
%%* The titular character of ''PuniPuniPoemi''.
* Toa from ''DragonautTheResonance'' with CurtainsMatchTheWindow set of pink eyes as well. Akira has hot pink hair.
* Marika from ''LightNovel/BodaciousSpacePirates'' has pink hair with the cheery and optimistic personality.
* Inori from ''GuiltyCrown'' has pale pink hair. While she's not at all a GenkiGirl, she does share the "pure" personality shown by many other characters on this page; she's one of the most loyal and caring characters in ''GuiltyCrown'' [[spoiler: and becomes something of a MessianicArchetype in the final episode]]. She also becomes more [[FieryRedhead passionate]] near the end of the show.
* One of the two protagonists of ''Go! Go! Ichigo'' is a [[{{Transsexual}} trans girl]] named [[http://i35.tinypic.com/24v1pp1.jpg Ichigo]] who has pink hair. She's quite bubbly and perky, though not a GenkiGirl.
%%* Komoe Tsukuyomi from ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex''.
%%* Amanda Werner from ''Anime/{{Blassreiter}}''.
%%* The unnamed protagonist of ''JinruiWaSuitaiShimashita''.
%%* Myuu from ''Anime/HagureYuushaNoEstetica''.
* Yuno Gasai from ''Manga/FutureDiary'' has some pretty pink hair and is very cheerful and romantic around her beloved Yukki, but she's definitely [[{{Yandere}} not as sweet]] when it comes to anyone else...
* ''Manga/ElfenLied'': Nyuu, Lucy's SplitPersonality. Her hair has a more reddish tint in the anime whereas the manga has it as bright pink. Either way, Nyuu is cheerful (and dumb as a post). This is in direct contrast to Lucy's psychotic personality.
* The titular pink-haired Utena from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' is a passionate and optimistic ActionGirl.
* When alone with her few confidantes, [[UndeadChild Mina Tepes]] from ''Manga/DanceInTheVampireBund'' often qualifies. The problem is that being a 400 year old VampireMonarch with vicious political rivals [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask obliges her]] to take [[MagnificentBastard other]] [[IDidWhatIHadToDo roles]].
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* Megan Gwynn (Pixie) from ''ComicBook/NewXMen'' fit the definition for a good while, until Magik (or Magik's demonic clone) got to her. Depending on the artist, her hair's now either mostly black with pink streaks or mostly pink with black streaks, but either way, she was heavily affected by having bits of her soul ripped out and is suffering some serious overall disillusionment with the X-Adults.
* Devi from ''IFeelSick'' definitely fits 'passionate and strong' and wishes she fit 'romantic'.
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[[folder:Fan Works]].
%%* Shinju Miwa (Cure Pearl) from ''FanFic/ShiningPrettyCure'', in both forms.
%%* Sakura Tsuitei from ''FanFic/PrettyCureFullColor''.
* In the ''Manga/DeathNote'' fic ''FanFic/PointOfSuccession'' Matt is a Rose-Haired ''Boy''-right before Mello was abducted by a SerialKiller [[PracticalJoke he had caused Matt to have a hair dye "accident" dying his hair an embarassing shade of bright pink.]] [[HeroicVow Matt has resolved he's not going to dye it back]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming until they've got Mello back]].
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%% * Blink from ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Literature/TrappedOnDraconica: Daniar is the strong and passionate type.
* Effie Trinket from ''TheHungerGames'', who can be optimistic and effervescent to an almost manic degree. Her wig is pink in the first book (and in her first scenes in the movie), so it's the one she's most associated with, along with the color pink in general.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* TheOjou Princess Micaiah in ''VideoGame/MicaApoptosis'' has very pale pink/purple hair, and is kind and feminine.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** Lenna in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' (in her sprites, at least; Amano artwork has her as [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold blonde]]). Her element is water, which signifies devotion, and she's a FriendToAllLivingThings princess who treats everyone with kindness and worries very much over the world's welfare.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' has Serah Farron, a cheerful and big-hearted girl who's a {{Foil}} to her stoic soldier sister. Vanille (who veers more into a salmon-shade) comes as [[ThePollyanna bubbly and optimistic as they come]] [[spoiler:until it's revealed she's [[StepfordSmiler faking it]]]]. But even after this, she's still the most upbeat of everyone. Lightning herself is a subversion; while her hair is pink, she is ''not'' a sweetie, even though she does level up in kindness during the game.
* [[CuteGhostGirl Yuyuko Saigyouji]] from the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' series, due to her cherry blossom theme and her cheerful and optimistic personality.
* The Standard Branch of the ''TokimekiMemorial'' series has a good number of Rose-Haired Girls. ''Tokimemo 2'' has the [[TwinSwitch Shirayuki twins]], [[TheIngenue Miho]] and [[GenkiGirl Maho]], as well as EnsembleDarkHorse [[DefrostingIceQueen Kaori]] [[TheWoobie Yae]] (who happened to be a GenkiGirl before the events that made her the BrokenBird she is at the start of the game, [[spoiler: and gradually returns to her former GenkiGirl self after she overcomes her painful past, thanks to the PowerOfLove]]).
* Serra from ''FireEmblem: [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe The Blazing Blade]]'' and Ethlin from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Geneaology of the Holy War]]'' are GenkiGirl examples, while Linoan from ''Thracia 776'' is the docile ProperLady variety.
** Olivia in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening]]'', except she's a ShrinkingViolet. And though you ''[[StrangledByTheRedString really ]]''[[StrangledByTheRedString have to push it]], she can marry the blue-haired Chrom. Cherche, too, as a ProperLady variant. (Though she can't marry Chrom due to appearing after the TimeSkip).
** Also, when [[spoiler: a male PlayerCharacter marries either Cherche or Olivia, their GenkiGirl daughter Morgan will possess pink hair.]] Similarly, [[spoiler: if said male character is given pink hair, then his non-Morgan son/daughter will be rose-haired too.]]
* Mayu Uzaka from ''VideoGame/LightningLegendDaigoNoDaibouken''. She's of the cheery, strong, and passionnate type, being a {{Tomboy}} [[JusticeWillPrevail fighting for justice]].
* [[BlowYouAway Liebea]] from ''VideoGame/{{Rosenkreuzstilette}}''. Bonus points for being a ProperLady who's prone to crying.
* Imoen in ''BaldursGate''. Somehow, she dyed her hair pink in the sequel. She's a mage and is very cheerful despite [[BreakTheCutie all the bad things that happened to her]].
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Kohaku and Hisui from ''{{Tsukihime}}''. Kohaku is cheery, while Hisui is docile.
* Misha from ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' is of the [[ThePollyanna cheery]], [[GenkiGirl energetic]] type. [[spoiler:Except she actually dyes her hair and she's [[StepfordSmiler not as cheery as you'd think]].]]
* [[SpiritedYoungLady Rose Haibara]], protagonist of ''RoseGunsDays'', is of a generally kind and understanding nature, making everyone love her. However she ''can'' speak strongly when there is something she cannot accept.
* Elodie from ''VisualNovel/LongLiveTheQueen'', who starts out as a sweet, innocent, and somewhat naive fourteen-year old princess who just inherited the throne on her mother's death. Depending on how you play (and whether she survives), she can continue to play out the stereotype, or [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen turn into one hell of a subversion]].
* Kendall Flowers from ''Series/DontTakeItPersonallyBabeItJustAintYourStory'', a charismatic, outspoken, terrifyingly intelligent and occasionally rather insensitive teenage girl.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Princess Bubblegum of ''AdventureTime'' has many of these traits, except for the romantic part.
* Molly of ''WesternAnimation/BubbleGuppies'' is most often the [[GenkiGirl cheery and optimistic]] kind. She also has a [[PinkGirlBlueBoy blue-haired]] [[ToyShip love interest]].
* ''Many'' characters from ''Franchise/MyLittlePony''.
** Patch, Clover and Sweetheart from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales''; Patch and Clover are GenkiGirl examples while Sweetheart is the docile version.
** Fluttershy from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is the docile version, while Pinkie Pie is both the "cheery and optimistic" version and an ''extreme'' GenkiGirl. [[BewareTheNiceOnes In both cases]] however, you ''don't'' want to [[BerserkButton mess with their friends]]. Celestia is also depicted with rose hair 1000 years ago, though speculation about what her personality was like back then is just that.
** [[CheerfulChild Sweetie]] [[TheDitz Belle]] as well- the "sweetie" part is even in her name!
%%* Miss Naughty from ''TheMrMenShow''.
* Dolce from ''AngelsFriends'' is of the cheery and optimistic type.
* Starfire from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' is usually very optimistic and cheerful.
* Kimber Benton from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' has shockingly pink EightiesHair, and is the most friendly and cheerful of their group, easily befriending Stormer from their rival band The Misfits. She also has the most romantic entanglements aside from Jem herself.
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