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->''"Above all black says: 'I don't bother you; don't bother me'."''
-->-- '''Yohji Yamamoto'''

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The Aloof Dark-Haired Girl is a fairly common character type combining both appearance and personality. They will generally be [[StatuesqueStunner taller]] than their peers, more [[BuxomIsBetter physically developed]], and their hair will be [[RapunzelHair very long]] and dark. Frequently, their skin will in contrast be [[RavenHairIvorySkin very pale]]. They look older and more beautiful and meet a [[YamatoNadeshiko certain classic ideal of feminine beauty]] combining maturity, a quiet attitude and a combination of long hair and very pale skin.

The Aloof Dark-haired Girl will not merely ''look'' older than her peers, however. Frequently, she will also act more reserved and aloof and thus seem more mature, which may earn her some younger female admirers. It is not uncommon for them to be fond of teasing their peers or acting as their big sisters, though in all cases they will still maintain their dignity. Occasionally, she will even look [[IceQueen cold and distant]], but in this case she is still probably [[SugarAndIcePersonality a nice person]] deep down. Finally, it is essential to remember that despite the usual popularity of the girl in question, they do not seek it out. Instead, people simply gravitate towards them with admiration.

Compare OneeSama and EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette. May lead to EvenTheGirlsWantHer in the right sort of series.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Kuroyukihime from ''LightNovel/AccelWorld''. She's tall, a SchoolIdol, very calm and graceful and has very long black hair.
* Futaba from ''Manga/{{Amanchu}}'' is rather withdrawn, but [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship as things look now]], she may score cute Hikari as her girlfriend.
%%* Hourai Touko from ''Manga/{{Aphorism}}''. Tall, beautiful, and Hinata's [[AloofBigBrother Aloof Big Sister]].
* Akira in ''Manga/{{ARIA}}''. She has a number of admirers, mostly female, and behaves in a composed lady-like manner, in front of costumers, anyway.
* Mikasa Ackerman from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has shorter hair than usual, but otherwise fits this trope. There's a lack of female characters younger than her, but if there were, you'd be sure they'd be looking up to her. It's also a kind of a plot point: her black hair comes from her being one of the ''very'' few people of Asian ancestry left in her CrapsackWorld...
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'': Sakaki is a subversion. She's greatly admired by the other students and teachers alike, for her beauty and her natural athletic ability. The girls consider her to be cooler than most of the guys at their school, and all of the sports clubs want her to join them. But she isn't to sports and is [[ShrinkingViolet too shy to make friends]], which gives them the impression that [[TheStoic she's reticent]] and a loner. Which makes her even cooler in their eyes.
%%* Chane Laforet from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' is dark-haired, pale-skinned, and acts as TheStoic most of the time.
* Princess Cornelia from ''Anime/CodeGeass''. Tall, good-looking, and a [[DarkActionGirl competent fighter]], [[FourStarBadass leader]] and [[TheChessmaster strategist]], with dark purple hair and eyes to match. She's reserved, arrogant and proud, but [[MoralityPet harbours a deep soft spot for her younger sister]] [[AllLovingHero Euphemia]].
* Ai Shinozaki from ''Anime/CorrectorYui'' is tall, dark-haired, and very aloof. She begins defrosting little by little, thanks to the titular Corrector Yui.
%%* Erika from ''Anime/{{Daimos}}'' is tall, with waist-length black-hair, and she is calm and rational.
%%* Jun Fudo in ''Manga/DevilmanLady'' anime is a shy and timid supermodel.
* Namie Yagiri from ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' is tall, has long dark hair, and displays an extremely aloof and cold attitude towards anyone who isn't her brother.
* Isuzu 'Rin' Sohma from ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' fits this trope to a T. She's tall, has waist length black hair, and severe trust issues courtesy of her emotionally AbusiveParents. Bonus points for being, according to WordOfGod, "the character in charge of sexiness."
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Lust is a tall and gorgeous DarkActionGirl with a cold attitude, a very cynical and pragmatic view of the world as a whole, and [[TheVamp the capacity of being as deadly as she is beautiful]]. She fits more in the original manga and the ''Brotherhood'' series, however; her [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist first anime]] self turns out to have quite the issues.
* [[AffablyEvil Fasalina]] from ''Anime/GunXSword'' is one. She's tall ([[MayDecemberRomance especially compared to her love interest, Michael]]), has black hair, is ''very'' cool-headed and composed almost the entire show, and is very beautiful and [[EvilIsSexy seductive]] as well as respected by the people she's working with under [[BigBad The Claw]] to bring [[AssimilationPlot his]] [[DarkMessiah plans]] to fruition.
* [[StepfordSmiler Reki]] from ''Anime/HaibaneRenmei'' was this in the past. Reki has the signature long, black hair, height, and coolness. She was initially [[FantasticRacism ostrasized]] after being born due to [[spoiler:her charcoal-coloured wings distinguishing her as "sin-bound"]]. This caused her to grow into a sad, aloof teenager. Eventually she decided to reinvent herself as a nicer TeamMom though. [[spoiler:This was originally for selfish reasons however she later [[BecomingTheMask grew naturally into the role]].]]
* Konoe Tsurugi in ''Anime/HanaukyoMaidTai'' is the tall and stern head of the Security department for the main character's MaidCorps. She has long black hair and in the reboot her Adjutant, Yashima has a crush on her.
* The titular ''Manga/HaruhiSuzumiya'' is a heavy aversion. She may have the dark hair, beauty and intelligence, but her aloofness comes largely from being [[CloudCuckoolander weird]].
* The ''other'' Ai Shinozaki, from ''Manga/HellTeacherNube'', has the looks and the admirers... and ''seems'' to have the attitude, but deep down she is [[LonelyRichKid more socially awkward]] than aloof. And ''desperately'' [[IJustWantToHaveFriends wants to have more friends]], but since the other kids see her as a peerless beauty who shouldn't be approached lest she'll be tainted, she cannot fulfill this wish.
* Utaha Kasumigaoka of ''LightNovel/HowToRaiseABoringGirlfriend'' has long black hair, is admired among many at her school, and acts cold and distant to most people.
* Kikyo from ''Manga/InuYasha''. A woman who's very tall, very quiet (out of NoSocialSkills when alive, and out of deeply hurt feelings when she CameBackWrong), referred to as incredibly beautiful, and a BrokenBird who after a brief {{yandere}} stint, keeps her constantly muddled emotions under control.
* Chifuyu Orimura from ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'' is the main character's tall, raven-haired sister. She's a [[SternTeacher stern and strict teacher]] who's also admired by most of her students in the academy.
* Mari from ''Manga/InsideMari'' is the aloof, dark haired SchoolIdol who is a DudeMagnet but has turned down every boy. Isao somehow [[FreakyFridayFlip ends up in her body]]. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed that Mari is [[StepfordSmiler not as perfect as she seems]]. She is [[AmbiguousDisorder implied to have mental issues]] (including a SplitPersonality which [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness reveals that there wasn't even a bodyswap]]). Mari is also gay and that's why she [[IncompatibleOrientation rejects]] every boy.]]
* Lisa Lisa from ''Anime/JojosBizarreAdventure''. She's elegant and beautiful, but can be a cold bastard of a teacher at times. Also she's even older than she seems, being that she's [[spoiler:actually Joseph Joestar's mother]].
* Chikane Himemiya in ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko''. She is tall, graceful, very popular among the girls of her school, and has very long dark blue hair.
* Ran, titular character of ''Anime/KazemakaseTsukikageRan'', is a textbook example of this trope, particularly in that she attracts trouble like a magnet (or is attracted to it?) and has a {{Moe}} ChineseGirl following her around most of the time. However, she dresses and acts in a masculine way, despite looking quite feminine; if she were ever taken for a boy (oddly, no one makes this mistake), she would be bounced right over into {{Bifauxnen}} territory. People are often in the dark about her gender until she starts ''talking'', though.
* Satsuki Kiryuin from ''Anime/KillLaKill'' ticks all the boxes. She has long black hair and pale skin and towers over all the other students, both in height as in presence. She is the StudentCouncilPresident and she doesn't care about what other people think of her ([[ShamelessFanserviceGirl or her body]]), but leaves her students in awe because of her beauty and massive charisma. She has a SugarAndIcePersonality, acting cool, distant and arrogant in public, staying in control of her emotions at all times (due to her FreudianExcuse). But allows herself to smile and relax a bit more among the select few she genuinely trusts and respects.
* This is how Komi of ''Manga/KomiSanWaKomyushouDesu'' looks to the general populace. Of course, she's not aloof, just very nervous because she gets easily frightened in social situations. The contrast is noted multiple times in the manga.
* Mio from ''Manga/KOn'', complete with an all-girl fanclub and also being the tallest of the main characters. However, she's a subversion who's quite similar to [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh Sakaki]] in that she's painfully [[ShrinkingViolet shy]].
* Motoko Aoyama in ''Manga/LoveHina'' is tall, dark-haired, serious and aloof, and Keitaro is rather impressed the first time he sees her. But she turns out to be a subversion, since she ''attempts'' to keep herself serious and aloof [[TsunDere and yet is anything but.]]
* Micaiah Chevelle of ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' has long, black hair and is one of the tallest females of the cast. As befitting her traditional Japanese {{Samurai}} motif, she is always calm, reserved, mature, and highly respected by other characters who often go to her for advice. Eventually, gets a LampshadeHanging by Nove, who expresses surprise that Micaiah knows how to cry.
--> '''Nove:''' Micaiah-chan cries too? I just can't imagine that.\\
'''Micaiah:''' How rude! I may look like this, but I'm still a girl, you know? I cry when it's time to cry!
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** Mana Tatsumiya is a very tall, attractive girl with long black hair, plus a rather aloof attitude compared to the other girls in Negi's class. Said aloofness comes from her being a ChildSoldier [[spoiler: and half-demon]], plus [[spoiler: the death of her first Pactio Partner.]]
** Setsuna Sakurazaki ''tries'' to fit this trope, and manages it for a few chapters, but after a volume or two the facade cracks and she turns out to be NotSoAboveItAll, plus quite more sensitive than she appears.
* Ogasawara Sachiko in ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'' is tall, has long [[PurpleIsTheNewBlack purple hair]], and is described as cold and aloof despite being universally admired throughout her school.
* Maki Izumi from ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' is something of a subversion of this. Physically speaking, she's quite attractive; however, she's always cracking bad {{pun}}s, has a habit for playing the ukulele (terribly), and nobody seems sexually interested in her while she never shows any sexual interest in anyone else. [[spoiler:At least, not until the episode where everyone's repressed personalities come to the forefront and her sexual side tries to convince both Akito and Akatsuki to have sex with her. Of course, this is also the episode where it's explained that she's repressed said sexual side because both of her fiancees died young and she's convinced if she opens up to anyone, they'll inevitably die as well and she'll just be alone and heartbroken again.]]
* Yukino Yukinoshita from ''LightNovel/MyTeenRomanticComedySNAFU'' is TheStoic with long black hair and have been described as a beauty multiple times and has a cold and distant personality.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Nico Robin is the third tallest member of the crew, has long flowing dark locks, is widely considered to be the most attractive member of the crew, and has an austere and sophisticated personality.
** Boa Hancock, who is even taller, has long black hair, is extremely aloof to anyone who isn't Luffy and is considered the WorldsMostBeautifulWoman by both men and women.
* ''Manga/OniisamaE'':
** "Mona Lisa" Komabayashi and "Vampanella" Hoshino, membresses of the infamous Sorority, are both tall and beautiful women with aloof personalities. In fact, Mona Lisa's nickname directly comes from her looks and aloofness.
** Regarding the ''Three Magnificent Ones'', Fukiko Ichinomiya are Rei Asaka are both Aloof ''Blond-Haired'' Girls thanks to their good looks and apparently stoic personalities. The other one, Kaoru Orihara, has some traits despite being TheLadette most of the time.
** Mariko Shinobu has the looks, but [[BrokenBird she's younger and more...troubled]] than the standard, though she should fit well when older.
** Mariko's mother Hisako ([[AdaptationalAttractiveness in the anime]]) and Nanako's unnamed mom fit quite well as OlderAndWiser versions.
* Suzuka in ''Manga/OutlawStar'' is tall (almost six feet), has long black hair, the most attractive female in the main cast and even after joining Gene's crew she prefers to be left alone.
* Lt. Kanuka Clancy from ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'' has long raven-black hair and acts cool and collected at all times. She's very much TheStoic ([[HardDrinkingPartyGirl unless she's drunk]]).
* Pike Queen Lucy in the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime. She's quite tall, especially for the series standards, has long ebony hair, and doesn't speak much, though she seems a lot nicer than most examples. This is in [[AdaptationalPersonalityChange stark contrast]] to her videogame counterpart, where she's rather loud, and a bit of a SoreLoser.
* Mari from ''Manga/PrisonSchool'' has long black hair, is the StudentCouncilPresident of her school, has admirers, and is usually calm and reserved ([[NotSoStoic usually]]).
* ''Manga/PrivateActress'':
** Shiho Kobayakawa is a tall beauty with long dark hair and a polite yet aloof attitude at school. She does show a warmer side, but it's not easy to see since she's an actress and many of her works have her playing one or another role in people's lives.
** Subverted by Mariko Soriarno, who has the looks and ''seems'' to have the attitude at first, but as soon as she befriends Shiho she's revealed to be a NaiveNewcomer instead.
* The black-haired Rikako Oryo from ''Anime/PsychoPass'' is the aloof, beautiful daughter of a celebrated painter. Her female classmates admire her beauty, elegance and talent in painting, but she happens to be a sociopathic SerialKiller [[spoiler: implied to be VERY angry at the world after how the Sybil System ruined her father's life.]]
* Homura Akemi from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' has long dark hair and acts so aloof and cold that she appears as an EmotionlessGirl. [[spoiler: Subverted in that we see how she was in the past... as an {{adorkable}} ShrinkingViolet who became an ADHG [[BreakTheCutie out of sheer trauma]].]]
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'':
** Rei "Sailor Mars" Hino is black-haired with pale skin, but her characterization seriously depends on what ''SM'' media features her. Whereas in the first [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]] she is a loud, fiery {{tsundere}}, in the manga she's cold, calculating and serious [[spoiler: plus deeply hurt by her father's abandonment]]. ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' makes her ''quite'' closer to her original incarnation, but she still has some NotSoStoic moments.
** Setsuna "Sailor Pluto" Meiou has long, black hair with shades of dark green, and is one of the most imposing warriors as she's older than the rest. Personality-wise, she tends to be mysterious and detached--traits necessary as she's isolated guarding the gate of time. Still, when she does allow herself to show a kinder side, she's very sweet.
* ''LightNovel/{{Shimoneta}}'' [[SubvertedTrope subverts]] the trope with Oboro, to set up [[CrotchGrabSexCheck a surprise]] [[DudeLooksLikeALady gender reveal.]] As head of Tokioka Academy's "Deceny Perfect Squad", he garners much respect from the student body, who refer him as "Ms. Tsukimigusa". They're unaware that he's actually a male, because by all outward appearances, he looks ''[[CrossdressingVoices and sounds]]'' like an emotionless darkhaired girl. And had it not been for Tanukichi's accidental discovery in chapter 10, no one would suspect otherwise.
* Zakuro in ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' is tall, a famous model and actress, and has many admirers ([[EvenTheGirlsWantHer particularly Minto]]). She's also a loner who's the last member of the team to be introduced.
%%* ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'': Sakura, in addition to being the [[HospitalHottie school nurse]].
* Whenever Sunako Nakahara from ''Manga/TheWallflower'' gains enough confidence to break out of her SuperDeformed mode, she looks like a beautiful and tall dark-haired girl and is able to act very aloof and graceful.
* Saori from ''Manga/WanderingSon'' was this from the start but it became more noticeable as she aged. Saori is also a deconstruction of the trope. She had a FriendlessBackground due to disliking the other kids, but decided to befriend Nitori when she fell in LoveAtFirstSight with her in elementary school. She has long black hair that she usually wears down, except for in middle school where she wore GirlishPigtails during school. Saori is a huge DudeMagnet to the point where she attracted the entire class' attention when she walked in during the first day of high school, though she has a SingleTargetSexuality for Nitori [[spoiler:and eventually dates Fumiya]]. Saori is very aloof [[NoSocialSkills to a fault]] and only interacts well with her closest friends. She has a bad reputation due to her poor social skills.
* Kagari Ayaka from ''Manga/WitchCraftWorks'' (pictured) has long black hair, and is at least a head taller than the protagonist and most of the other students at her school. Despite having an aloof and reserved personality she's the most popular person in her school and even has her own fan club.
* [[TheStoic Kyouko]] from ''Manga/{{Working}}'' is noticeably tall, dark-haired, aloof, and pretty.

[[folder:Comic Book]]
* Veronica in ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' who tends to act aloof to her friends due to her social class. Her dad, a self-made man, said he sent her to Riverdale High specifically so she wouldn't end up a snob. It...''kinda'' worked?
* A large number of characters in the Creator/DCComics:
** While depicted as [[AdaptationDyeJob a blonde in many media]], Selina Kyle aka ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} is really raven-haired and is a DeadpanSnarker. Still, it doesn't stop Franchise/{{Batman}} from usually [[DatingCatwoman having the hots for her]] despite her being a member of his RoguesGallery at times.
** The Helena Bertinelli version of the ComicBook/{{Huntress}} is a tall, beautiful woman who also happens to be a cynical and forthright individual. Even the Helena Wayne version (daughter of the aforementioned Catwoman and Batman), while not as ruthless as Bertinelli, has an aura of this about her.
** ComicBook/LadyShiva is a battle-hardened LadyOfWar whose martial arts skills are second only to [[ComicBook/Batgirl2000 her daughter's]], and [[ArrogantKungFuGuy she knows it]].
** [[DependingOnTheWriter If she's not a]] FieryRedhead, ComicBook/LoisLane is usually portrayed as a poised brunette.
** Talia Al-Ghul, daughter of ComicBook/RasAlGhul, has jet black hair, is confident, poised, and desired by a number of characters (DependingOnTheWriter). She usually has her sights only for Franchise/{{Batman}} though.
** Franchise/WonderWoman is commonly depicted as a calm and dignified LadyOfWar. For added bonus, she's surrounded by other women, being an Amazon and all.
* ComicBook/{{X 23}} is pretty, with long, dark hair. She's also very quiet and aloof with her friends and teammates, and when she does speak her words are generally short, precise, and to the point.

[[folder: Fan Works]]
* Princess Luna Equestris of FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse. Taller than most anypony, long black hair, [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask The Mare Wearing The Princessly Mask]], and revered by her subjects as their ruler, goddess, and protector against her mad sister.
* ''Fanfic/ForumOfThrones'':
** Harpy is this, at least initially. She has dark reddish-brown hair, is a quiet, calm and reserved woman, but she eventually [[DefrostingIceQueen defrosts]], especially towards Jaron.
** Jenna is another major example of this trope. Being so shy that she barely manages to speak to strangers, this is her natural state and she often comes across as brooding and aloof.
** Rhonda Upcliff has long black hair, and is aloof, mysterious and only speaks when directly asked to.

[[folder: Film]]
* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Katniss Everdeen has dark hair and is rather emotionally distant and closed off from others, due to her numerous trust issues.
* The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse have tons of them.
** ComicBook/PeggyCarter, [[AdaptationDyeJob originally blonde in the comics]], is portrayed in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' as a brunette with a strong no-nonsense attitude who later becomes a DefrostingIceQueen. In [[Series/AgentCarter her own TV series]], she gets some strong LesYay vibes with her best friend Angie and roommate [[SacrificialLamb Coleen]], and a FoeYay with "Dottie Underwood" aka [[spoiler: the 1940s Black Widow]].
** Lady Sif from the ''Film/{{Thor}}'' series possess a calm and distant demeanor, especially noticeable since most of her companions sans Hogun (who is also quite TheStoic) are {{Boisterous Bruiser}}s.
** ComicBook/ScarletWitch, at least in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', is usually very aloof and distant to anyone except her [[ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} twin brother]]. That said, she still have empathy on other people, and it directly leads to her and her brother pulling a HeelFaceTurn.
** Agent Maria Hill is usually depicted as poised or a DeadpanSnarker.
** Hope Van Dym in ''Film/AntMan'' starts the film very cold towards TheHero Scott, and very detached towards her father Hank Pym. She eventually mellows.
* ''Film/PitchPerfect'':
** The previous leader of the Bellas is a very blunt and rude raven-haired woman.
** In the first film, [[TheHero Becca]] started as distant and proud.
** Stacy fits the trope to a T physically - she's tall, raven-haired, always seems detached and EvenTheGirlsWantHer. However, she [[SubvertedTrope turns out to be friendly]] and her "aloofness" is because she's mostly just clueless on what's going on around her.
* Jyn Erso in ''Film/RogueOne'', is very distant and hardened due to the loss of her parents (well her mother, her father is retaken by TheEmpire to be their head engineer once again) and later becoming a ChildSoldier.
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''
** Kayla Silverfox in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''. Works particularly with [[TallDarkAndSnarky Logan]].
%% ** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'':\\\
%% ** Moira [=McTaggart=].\\\
%% ** Angel.
* Lady Hideko in ''Film/TheHandmaiden'' fits. She holds extreme control over her emotions, which she uses as a defense in her situation.

* Katniss Everdeen from ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' could qualify. She is aloof, dark-haired, and admired by many, whether it be her "fans" from the Capitol or some of her fellow soldiers and tributes in The Hunger Games.
* Isabelle Lightwood from ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'' is described as a StatuesqueStunner with waist-length dark hair. She's also very proud and distant, as well as an accomplished Shadowhunter.
* China Sorrows from ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant'' is very much this trope: she's tall, beautiful, dark-haired, aloof, and can make men [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer and women]] fall head-over-heels in love with her.
* Nikita of ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistrict'' is tall, has long, dark hair, and keeps an aloof attitude, distancing herself from others and reacting to everything with emotional coldness.
* Dee Moreno from ''Literature/TheHeartsWeSold'' has long, dark hair, and even though both Gremma and James adore her, James outright declaring love for her at one point, she's very emotionally closed-off from other people. Even Gremma, her best friend, knows very little about her personal life. She's never mean about it, however, and it's mostly a result of her upbringing. [[DefrostingIceQueen She slowly gets better]].

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': Laurel Lance is almost constantly snarky and stand-offish, particularly towards her ex [[{{TheHero}} Oliver]] and current boyfriend [[{{NiceGuy}} Tommy.]]
* Detective Rosa Diaz from ''Series/BrooklynNineNine''. The only emotion she frequently displays aside from her aloof exterior is a HairTriggerTemper, although after Season 1, she begins to openly show signs of other emotions, such as nervousness and a genuinely big smile.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Gives us Faith, though this may be a subversion as she does desperately wish to make friends, but a combination of trust issues, DarkandTroubledPast, and bad choices is what keeps her aloof. Still, dark hair, charming, though a loner, tries consistently to give advice to the titular character, plays CoolBigSis with the Potential Slayers, and generally comes off more world weary than the Scooby Gang.
* Fiona Coyne of ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' carried all the pinnings of this trope, just in a western setting. This includes the crossover with TheOjou and some TallDarkAndSnarky for good measure. She's spent her whole run fighting boys off, even after she came out, and trouble is not of short supply. Her girlfriend even fits the ShrinkingViolet (when it comes to their relationship) trope.
* Lady Mary Crawley of ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' is a textbook example: a tall, dark-haired beauty, persistently frosty, haughty, and detached, with several suitors that we've seen, to say nothing of her sister Edith's persistent but almost entirely one-sided rivalry.
* ''Series/{{EZ Streets}}'': Theresa Conners is and stand-offish, particularly towards Cameron Quinn and Jimmy Murtha.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Talisa is dark haired and is not impressed the first time she meets Robb.
** Osha is dark haired and is generally pretty sarcastic and doesn't care much for formalities.
** Lyanna Mormont is dark haired and is very blunt and full of sass at her young age.
* Robin Scherbatsky in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' is a tall and cynical raven-haired woman who has a HappilyMarried AmbiguouslyBi friend who occasionally make a pass on her.
* The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse continues the trend in TV.
** Melinda May in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' may not be tall, but she is dark-haired, aloof to the point of hostility, and pretty much every agent who attended the Academy is in awe of her.
** The titular ''Series/AgentCarter'' (see Films above), though now mellowed, has gained the typical LesYay vibes associated with this trope with her best friend Angie (who ironically is played by Creator/LyndsyFonseca [[PlayingAgainstType who usually play these type of characters]]) and an InUniverse FoeYay with her EvilCounterpart Dottie Underwood.
** The titular ''Series/{{Jessica Jones|2015}}'' may be the franchise's TropeCodifier. She's tall, beautiful, [[RavenHairIvorySkin pale skinned, raven-haired woman]] who is very bitter, detached and foul-mouthed due to her traumatic MindRape at the hands of the BigBad Killgrave during her stint as a superhero.
* Ziva David from ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' is a tall, beautiful woman who is a definite IceQueen to her teammates. She [[TookALevelInKindness mellowed down considerably]] to the rest of the team by season 7, however. Her predecessor Caitlin Todd was not only also an IceQueen, but was more of a DeadpanSnarker than Ziva ever was.
%%* General Lydia van Dyke in ''Series/{{Raumpatrouille}}''.
%%* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', there is [[Characters/SupernaturalReapers Tessa]] from [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E01InMyTimeOfDying "In My Time of Dying" (S02, Ep1)]].

* Music/CliffRichard's hit song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuIStvKF7ps "Devil Woman"]] is about this kind of woman.

* In the ''Heike Monogatari'', an account of the Genpei War, Tomoe Gozen, a female samurai of the Minamoto clan, is described as "especially beautiful, with white skin, long hair, and charming features". She was also recorded as being "[[LadyOfWar a remarkably strong archer, and as a swordswoman]] she was [[OneManArmy a warrior worth a thousand]], ready to confront a demon or a god, mounted or on foot." She was one of the last warriors standing at the [[LastStand Battle of Awazu]], even outliving her master who was struck down by an arrow during the fight.
--> (An excerpt from the Encyclopedia in ''VideoGame/TotalWarShogun2'')

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''[[VideoGame/AdvancedVariableGeo Advanced V.G. II]]'': Kyoko Kirishima is a rare {{bifauxnen}} example. As a member of one of [[BadassFamily the Masuda]] [[{{ninja}} Clan's]] branch families, she's a woman of distinction, and maintains her dignified manner [[LadyOfWar even in the heat of battle.]]
* [[GlacierWaif Kanae]] from ''VideoGame/AkatsukiBlitzkampf'' is a beautiful, dark-haired ActionGirl with a height that's nothing to sneeze at (specially thanks to [[ShesGotLegs her gorgeous legs]]) and a serious, professional attitude. Many people comment in-story about how beautiful and classy she is.
* Shanoa from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia'' is tall, [[EmotionlessGirl shows little emotion]], and even has some of the women she rescues [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer flirting with her]].
* Lulu from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''. She is cynical, stoic and snarky to boot. She initially appears detached from everyone other than Yuna, and acts dismissive even towards her childhood friend Wakka.
* Yukiko Amagi from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' is a subversion. She has long, black hair in a traditional HimeCut and is very popular at school for her beautiful appearance. Her classmates admire her, but find her impossible to approach romantically since she rejects everyone. However, Yukiko is revealed to be an utter goofball who bursts into laughing fits when hearing silly jokes, instead of the seemingly perfect YamatoNadeshiko she's thought to be. Not only that, but when she's comfortable with the people around her, she gets very excited about telling scary stories.
* Ikaruga from ''VideoGame/SenranKagura''. Physically she is the closest to the ideal of YamatoNadeshiko beauty, she is the most mature of the Hanzo girls, and some family issues has made her some kind of a loner, or at least someone who have difficulties opening up to the others (she's already recovering by the beginning of the game, but remains somewhat aloof). Subverted in the anime, where the staff loved to make fun of her personality.
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'':
** [[YamatoNadeshiko Kagero]] is pretty much a perfect fit for this, though her hair is more a very dark brown than solid black. She and Orochi even lampshade this in their supports, regarding her having something of a "doom and gloom" personality that makes her come across as unflappable to all. This is even true if the male Avatar walks in on her in the hot springs, her first reaction being to ask if there's an emergency he needs her for rather than get mad or kick him out.
** Subverted by Rhajat: she has dark hair in her original portrait, but will only fit in (in a NoSocialSkills way) if she has a dark-haired mother (like Mozu, Nyx, Oboro, the aforementioned Kagero or a black-haired/brunette/dark-blue-haired Female Avatar).
* Velvet Crowe from ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'' can give off this vibe at times. Being a revenge-driven BrokenBird out to kill Artorius for what he did to her brother, if something doesn't involve getting her closer to this goal, she's generally not interested. She doesn't like it when people get close to her, and has told her party members several times that they could leave her alone.
* ''VideoGame/LoveNikkiDressUpQueen'':
** Nikki's friend Lunar is a quiet beauty with dark-blue hair. She's taller than both Nikki and Bobo (and of course the diminutive Kimi), with the typical RavenHairIvorySkin combo. In fact, at first she refuses to let Bobo and Nikki help her recover her stolen designs, only allowing herself to do so once Nikki defeats her in a fashion duel; from then on, she's discreetly but undyingly devoted to them.
** Royce's BeleagueredAssistant Neva is a bit shorter than the standard, but otherwise she fits perfectly thanks to her pale skin, her dark hair, her IcyBlueEyes and her extremely serious, no-nonsense behavior.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Tsugumi from ''VisualNovel/{{Ever17}}'' is tall, has long dark hair, and takes quite a while to warm up to the other characters.
* Orihime Tsukishima in ''VisualNovel/KaraNoShoujo'' who is the tall, elegant, aloof, and refined StudentCouncilPresident. [[spoiler:She's also highly repressed and ends up starting a prostitution ring involving herself and girls that she knows who feel the same way.]]
* ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'' has Kurugaya, who styles herself as a sexy, [[TheAce competent]] CoolBigSis who loves [[TheGadfly teasing]] her cute classmates.
* Kotonoha Katsura from ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'' is a subversion; she looks the part (is tall, dark-haired, and buxom) and has a number of male admirers. People assume she's aloof and uncaring because she keeps to herself a lot, but the true reason she does so is due to a lack of self-confidence. It's also deconstructed: her beauty, apparent aloofness, and popularity with her male admirers mean that most of her ''female'' classmates mistake her as some sort of seductress out to steal "their" men, which spurs some of them to bully her using [[StockShoujoBullyingTactics almost every trick in the book]]. And depending on the approach the player takes, Kotonoha can either stay quiet and gentle... or she can become a ManipulativeBitch who [[IHaveBoobsYouMustObey uses her beauty to her advantage]]... or can [[{{Yandere}} snap in the most horrible ways]]... or even end up ''[[KillTheCutie dead]]''.
* Azuma Hazuki in ''VisualNovel/YamiToBoushiToHonNoTabibito'', for whom the term was created, with {{Yuri Fan}}s checking to see if anyone else fits the pattern.
* Rin Tohsaka from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' has long raven hair, is beautiful, elegant, intelligent, and admired amongst her peers but uses this to cover her otherwise [[{{Tsundere}} infamously temperamental standoffish]] personality.
* Ava Crescentia from ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}'' is tall, has waist-length brown hair, and maintains a professional distance from the rest of the ship’s crew in her role as its [[NumberTwo executive officer]]. She’s also quite attractive, as the crew are surprised at how well she fills out a swimsuit.
* Maki Harukawa from ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'' has dark brown RapunzelHair styled in twintails, and is quite pretty. However, she's very grumpy, [[BrutalHonesty not afraid to be blunt towards the other students]], and prefers not to get involved with things.

%%* ''Webcomic/{{Chrysalis}}'': Lady Ash is dark-haired and a calm, tall, and reasonable Sidhe.
* ''WebComic/EerieCuties'': Layla Delacroix is [[LovableAlphaBitch the most popular girl]] at [[AllGhoulsSchool Charybdis Heights]], but is the DefrostingIceQueen variety. She initially comes across as [[DeadpanSnarker aloof and snarky]], but her interactions with her best friend, [[WebComic/MagickChicks Tiffany]], reveals [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/final_showdown her]] [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/i_am_your_best_friend softer side.]]
* Susan of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' is the tallest girl in the main cast, has dark blue hair (previously dyed, now permanent), and is generally aloof and composed.
* ''Webcomic/TheFreeWillies'': Naomi is the tallest of the protagonists, has long dark hair, and is more aloof than her excitable peers. However, she is also rather sarcastic and close to her friends.
* ''Webcomic/MagickChicks'': Tandy is an {{expy}} of [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Rin Tohsaka]], from her dark hair, to her [[RapunzelHair long]], [[MegaTwinTails flowing twintails.]] As both a member of the Artemis [[AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil student council]] and captain of their [[{{ninja}} Ninja Club]], she's well-known and respected around campus. But she [[{{Kuudere}} rarely says a word]] more than she has too, unless she's with [[VitriolicBestFriends her best]] [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/magic_hands friend]], [[http://www.dangerouslychloe.com/strips-dc/stalking_your_host_sister "Gabby".]]
* When Javert got [[GenderBender gender flipped]] for a short time in ''{{Webcomic/Roommates}}'' he became this archetype. Tall (the tallest cast member), graceful, with long dark hair and aloof (at times [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]]) personality, who was the voice of reason and maturity in the madness. Also many, many fangirls thought it was a shame, when the magic ended.
* ''Webcomic/SandraOnTheRocks'': Zoé actually fits this trope very well, in both appearance (she's tall, fairly pale, and supermodel-grade beautiful) and manner (being aloof and controlled); she also has a few admirers, although she earns them by being very good at what she does. She comes at the trope from a slightly unusual direction, though, being TallDarkAndSnarky and not treating many other members of the cast as friends. The only problem is that her aloofness is prone to being compromised when she loses her temper with other, less sensible characters.

[[folder:Web Video]]
* ''Webvideo/CarmillaTheSeries'': Carmilla, the dark haired, broody, and pale useless LesbianVampire, adapted from [[Literature/{{Carmilla}} a novella older than Dracula]]. Also something of a DefrostingIceQueen towards Laura, her eventual girlfriend, who hosts the titular VlogSeries.
* ''WebVideo/LastLife'': The [[HotWitch incredibly attractive]] dark witch Sloane has shades of this. She can be pretty callous towards other people who stand in the way of her one goal: to reunite with and resume her relationship with Taylor, her soulmate through [[ReincarnationRomance many lifetimes]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** Azula, the imposing dark-haired princess of the Fire Nation.
** Azula's childhood friend Mai, who is tall, dark-haired and {{emotionless| girl}} most of the time.
* WesternAnimation/{{Daria}} is dark-haired, aloof, and bases her personality on the dignity of [[DeadpanSnarker being snarky and superior]]. According to her own self-image at least, she is much more mature than her peers (an easy claim to make at Lawndale High School) and that's why she has relatively few friends.
* Shego from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. She's tall, has long black hair, and a very imposing and aloof attitude.
* Asami Sato from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''. She's beautiful, raven-haired, and much more calm and mature than the other members of the New Team Avatar. [[spoiler: Also, she's bisexual, and ends up in a relationship with Korra.]]
* Ava aka White Tiger in ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' tends to act a bit more professional that the rest of the team. This because she needs to keep herself in control to prevent the Tiger amulet from taking her over, and turning her feral.