Hot Blooded: Literature

  • This is the defining trait of Alanna in Song of the Lioness. She's a Fiery Redhead with a Hair-Trigger Temper who will be a knight no matter what. A lot of her Character Development is about tempering her hotbloodedness so it's not a Fatal Flaw.
  • Kristy in The Baby-Sitters Club.
  • FŽanor ("Spirit of Fire") in The Silmarillion, whose body cremated itself when he died.
    • In fact, the tale of the Silmarils is caused by his hot blood and burning soul. The spontaneous combustion is just the tip of the magma vein. (I'd say iceberg, but... uh, it doesn't seem suitable.)
  • A villainous example: Couladin from The Wheel of Time, in the The Shadow Rising you only see him calm in only a few paragraphs and those are always followed by him raging against something. This is all the more notable because the Aiel in general are extremely in control of their emotions. Mat idly wonders at one moment how Couladin managed to live for as long as he did among them, let alone become a prospective Clan Chief.
    • And Perrin becomes this trope when Faile gets kidnapped by Aiel later in the series.
  • Don Quixote was pretty Hot-Blooded; he even gave speeches extolling giving it your all and never giving up, and doing this through force of arms.
  • Miles from the Vorkosigan Saga can be like this, especially as his alter ego Admiral Naismith.
  • In Brothers of the Snake, both Autolochus and Xander. The latter has next to no patience and is quick to get annoyed, while the former, once he's awoken, seems uncapable of standing in one place for longer than a few seconds.
  • King Robert Baratheon from A Song of Ice and Fire should qualify for this as well, especially in his youth.
    • Lyanna and Brandon Stark were described by Ned as having the "wolf's blood". Ned's daughter Arya takes after them.