Blondes Are Evil
"The girl with the curls is the real vampire. I found that out when I was in the chorus. It was the blond cutie that did all the damage to the front row."This is the female version of Blond Guys Are Evil. It sometimes overlaps with Evil Is Sexy. These are blondes from societies where the hair color occurs naturally. The characterization differs when the blond hair is a clue that the character is an evil foreigner. Often contrasted with a dark-haired heroine — as the Femme Fatale or Alpha Bitch compared to the Girl Next Door, The Vamp rather than the Damsel in Distress, the City Mouse rather than the Country Mouse. She is not too likely to be the Dumb Blonde, but can be, with her plotting being run more on animal cunning than cleverness, and many evil blondes have exploited the Dumb Blonde stereotype. This hair color can be dyed and often is. In the City Mouse, this is part of the luxuries of the city. For the Femme Fatale or The Vamp, it is a calculated part of her scheming. And it can, for any evil blonde, be a symbol of her deception or her lack of simplicity. When blondes are natural, blondness does correlate with youth (and, presumably, innocence) and so is attractive. Women therefore dye their hair blond. But after a critical mass of blondes have dyed hair, it no longer correlates with youth. And it certainly doesn't correlate with innocence; the honest brunette who does not dye her hair, perhaps because she is not scheming to get a man, appears more innocent. Therefore, blond hair dye falls out of fashion and then blondes are once again mostly natural blondes and so the correlation reoccurs — restarting the cycle.
— Nita Naldi (dark-haired actress typecast as a villainess)
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Anime & Manga
- Hagall, the first deputy of Hild in Ah! My Goddess, has platinum blond hair (making her the second blond character in the series and, arguably, the first evil one).
- Katejina Loos from Victory Gundam is one of the most widely detested and immoral examples of this trope.
- Ritsuko Akagi is probably about as close as Neon Genesis Evangelion can get to this trope, but she's more of a Tragic Villain than anything else.
- Mahou Sensei Negima! has Tsukuyomi, who is possibly the only character in the series who has no Freudian Excuse or Anti-Villain tendencies.
- And the series plays with this and evil foreigner tropes with nearly every (non-dumb) blonde character, probably starting with blonde Ayaka's first appearance in class as the other girls (jokingly) comment that she's clearly a Alpha Bitch trying to curry favor in "the half-breed way".
- Evangeline played it straight in her first appearance but is quite helpful to Negi later so she averts it - not that she'd admit it.
- Lavinia Herbert from Princess Sarah. Manipulative, ungrateful, prissy and snide, filthy rich, and unbelievably contemptuous...Everything in her screams BITCH!
- Although the exact level of "evil" varies, the Contractors in Darker Than Black are disproportionately blond. While most of those seen are male, there's also Brita and Amber, assuming the latter's hair isn't actually light green.
- Balalaika of Black Lagoon is a ruthless Mafiya leader who, while quite affable and protective of her associates, has no real moral standards or mercy toward anyone else.
- Android 18 before her Heel-Face Turn. Played straight with Launch's Superpowered Evil Side.
- L-Sama from the animanga Slayers, while in her human form. Her eyes aren't ever shown, but it's heavily implied that they match.
- Mai Valentine of Yu-Gi-Oh! falls into this trope during the Doma arc; she starts out a Defrosting Ice Queen, but Marik manages to affect her mind so that she turns on the protagonists.
- Attack on Titan both plays this straight and inverts this with dark-haired heroes Eren and Mikasa and their Anti-Villain evil counterparts Reiner and Annie, but the third members of the Power Trios, Armin (good) and Bertolt("evil") are blond and brunet respectively. It's also inverted with Krista and Ymir, with Krista being a good-hearted blonde and Ymir being an Ambiguously Evil cynic.
- Diana of Little Witch Academia has blonde hair to contrast heroine Akko's brown hair, though she makes up for her mistakes and saves Akko from falling to her death.
- Variable Geo: Miranda Jahana's evil knows no bounds - including death. The crux of the OVA's plot is about the "Black Goddess" project. Basically, she intends to use the tournament to determine which of the waitresses is the strongest, then superimpose her consciousness over theirs, in order to steal their body and their power. And the one she has her sights on is Yuka's best friend, Satomi.
- A Flare story arc featured Marian Press, a plain-looking legal secretary who was transformed into a fair-haired Person of Mass Destruction.
- Before her Heel-Face Turn, Emma Frost was one of the X-Men's most dangerous and sophisticated enemies. Her supervillain past continues to be referenced to this day.
- She's still considered the Token Evil Teammate by a number of her actual teammates, as well as much of the Super Community at large.
- Her backstory reveals both that Emma is a natural brunette and that her whole family is largely responsible for turning her evil.
- Which is still playing the trope very much straight: once she turns good, she's suddenly been a brunette all along, just really, really meticulous in touching up her roots.
- Which is weird considering that all of her clones are natural blondes
- A disproportionate number of the female villains of Hack/Slash are blondes (Laura, Miss America, Acid Angel), although they also have an odd tendency to get it permanently burned off.
- Amora the Enchantress is a powerful and recurring enemy of The Avengers.
- In Empowered, Sistah Spooky's belief in this trope is the reason she keeps tormenting the heroine.
- The original Terra on the Teen Titans at first seems to be a spunky new member but then turns out to be a psychotic double agent working for Deathstroke the Terminator. She betrays the Titans and tries to kill them.
- Moonstone of the Masters of Evil, Thunderbolts, and the Dark Avengers in Marvel Comics.
Films — Animated
- Helga from Disney's Atlantis The Lost Empire. Interestingly enough, the film's heroine is a dark-skinned White-Haired Pretty Girl with blue eyes.
- The bullying Taffyta Muttonfudge in Wreck-It Ralph. It's later revealed that her and everyone else's memories had been erased by Turbo/King Candy. We don't see enough of her real personality to know whether she's evil at heart or was a Blank Slate gone wrong.
Films — Live-Action
- Basic Instinct has two evil blondes, Catherine and Roxy. Catherine is one of the most iconic blondes in cinema, and proves to be much more evil than Roxy, manipulating her for her own purposes.
- Michelle Pfeiffer played a blond Catwoman (who straddles the line between villain and Anti-Hero frequently) in Batman Returns.
- She also played Velma Von Tussle in the 2007 version of Hairspray. Velma also happened to be blond.
- This trope is likely the reason two adaptations of Carrie have given Alpha Bitch Chris Hargensen an Adaptation Dye-Job. The character was brunette in the book but has been played by blondes Nancy Allen and Emilie De Ravin. The actress playing her in the 2013 remake however dyed her hair brown for the role.
- The White Witch from the film adaptation of The Chronicles of Narnia. Notable because the illustrations had her as dark-haired and Lucy was blonde in the booknote .
- Jude (Miranda Richardson) in The Crying Game, though she changes her hair to a black bob halfway through the film.
- Angelique in Dark Shadows (though she starts the movie as a brunette - Eva Green's natural color). Also true of the source material, though there she was less of a Card-Carrying Villain.
- Alex Forrest (Glenn Close) in Fatal Attraction, though she was arguably more ill than evil.
- Marisa Coulter from The Golden Compass movie. In the book, she has black hair.
- Pussy Galore was this in Goldfinger, before her Sex Face Turn.
- Rebecca De Mornay pulled a textbook example, in the 1990s classic The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, as an ice-cold, vengeful but seemingly sweet and inoffensive au pair out for the blood of the woman who got her obstetrician husband charged with sexually molesting his patients (by way of her family). Also doubles as a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing.
- Heathers has two bad blondes (one of which is eventually subverted) and a bad brunette...and a heroine, who, while not actually good, is brunette.
- Sharpay from High School Musical (well, at the start, anyway.)
- The Seeker in the film version of The Host, who had black hair in the novel.
- Dr. Elsa Schneider in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. While not completely "evil", she does side with the Nazis to find the Holy Grail, and suffers a Disney Villain Death when she tries to keep said Grail for herself.
- In Little Sweetheart, there are five blondes. One's an idiot, one's neglectful, one's a bank robber cheating on his wife, one's his mistress and one is the psychotic, amoral nine year old girl who is blackmailing the previous two and is related to the other two.
- In the 1983 film The Man Who Wasn't There, Morgan Hart played Amanda Worth, alias "Mr. Tendyck", a blond Woman in Black who became briefly invisible by drinking a green potion which she planned to monopolize. The film's other invisible blonde, Cindy Worth, was played by Lisa Langlois.
- Subverted in The Mask. Tina starts the movie dating the bad guy and helping his plans, but is not evil on her own.
- In Mean Girls, we have a good redhead [Cady] and a good brunette [Janis], a not-so-good brunette [Gretchen], a two not-so-good blondes [Regina and Karen]. Though in fairness, to call the rather sympathetic Karen actually evil is much too strong. Regina, on the other hand, embodies this trope, prior to her sort-of redemption, anyway.
- Steff in Pretty in Pink, who is also the epitome of a Manipulative Bastard. His girlfriend, Bennie, was also blonde and mean, but not quite as bad as him.
- Averted mostly in Sydney White. Rachel Witchburn is the only blond who is rude and mean to eveyrone around her. The rest of the blond Kappa girls, especially Dinky, are friendly and quite nice.
- In Undercover Brother, a blonde [White She Devil] tries to seduce the hero. The movie goes into some detail on the evil temptations of white straight-haired blonde girls (Black Man's Kryptonite).
- In the 1991 film Vice Academy 3, Julia Parton [Dolly's cousin] played Malathion, a prison fugitive whose blond hair was turned green when she ran through a cloud of insecticide.
- Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter had the vampire Big Bad's blonde sister Vadoma, a sadistic Baroness and Dark Action Girl who likes to kill little kids.
- Viper from The Wolverine is blonde and a remorseless villainess.
- There are a grand total of three blondes in the H.I.V.E. Series, two of whom are evil and one of whom is Chaotic Neutral. Twins Constance and Verity serve as Evil Counterparts to Raven, complete with similar equipment and dress. Shelby, a known thief with a heart of gold is never really on the side of good, more on the side of protecting the people she cares about. This makes her a perfect fit for a school for evil.
- A Brother's Price. Keifer Porter's sister. But, due to her age, not their daughter.
- Laurell K Hamilton's Anita Blake series also takes countless potshots at blond women, apparently for no reason except that Anita is a brunette. Any blond woman is immediately dismissed as weak, shallow, and both slutty and sexually frigid.
- It didn't help that the author's ex-husband admitted that tall, thin blondes were his "type", and has since married a blonde.
- Given how much effort she's spent portraying the character based on her ex-husband as being an utter bastard following their breakup, that's hardly coincidence.
- It didn't help that the author's ex-husband admitted that tall, thin blondes were his "type", and has since married a blonde.
- Josie Pye in the Anne of Green Gables series. Not evil, but certainly vain and selfish.
- Queen Cersei Lannister, from A Song of Ice and Fire has single-handedly run the Seven Kingdoms into the ground with a little help from her equally blond son, Joffrey, who was conceived by incest with her equally blond brother, Jamie.. Averted with Cersei's blond daughter Myrcella, who is anything but evil. Daenerys Targaryen would probably be more accurately described as a Mystical White Haired girl.
- In Dork Diaries, the character MacKenzie Hollister is often described as a blonde with Icy Blue Eyes by Nikki Maxwell's diary.
- Princess Arissa from David Eddings' The Elenium. This trope is averted with her niece, Queen Ehlana, however.
- Senna, the Manipulative Bastard witch from the book series Everworld.
- In the Fairytale Novels by Regina Doman, evil blondes pop up a lot - during the first three installments, there's about one per book. One of them gets a Heel-Face Turn, though.
- A major villain from Fingerprints is a blonde. She's mentioned be dying her hair.
- In Mercedes Lackey's Firebird, not all blondes are evil, as many of the Katschei's maidens, being mostly Russian and from the north, are blonde. However, Tatiana qualifies.
- In the Philippine fairy tale "Mangita and Larina", the evil sister Larina is blonde, while her good sister Mangita is dark-haired.
- In the fairy tale "The Little Soldier", the blond, green-eyed Princess Ludovine takes advantage of the protagonist John by repeatedly breaking promises she made to him.
- Inverted in The Host, where Wanda's replacement body is extremely blond and so girly and precious that she Tastes Like Diabetes.
- Older Than Radio: Life-in-Death from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1797).
Her lips were red, her looks were free,Her locks were yellow as gold;Her skin was white as leprosy,The Nightmare Life-in-Death was she,Who thicks man's blood with cold.
- The Lady of the Green Kirtle, though not described at all in terms of hair color, is drawn as a blonde by Pauline Baynes in The Silver Chair.
- Alva, the bratty 14-year-old from Sisters... No Way!. Her older sister Aishling is an aversion.
- Song at Dawn: Inverted. Instead of highlighting her evilness, Alis' blond hair is used to highlight how far she has fallen. However, she is still a bitch.
- Milady de Winter in The Three Musketeers.
- In Song of the Lioness, the blonde Princess Josiane of the Copper Isles, Jon's mother's hopeful betrothal for her son, is conspiring with Duke Roger to take over the kingdom.
- Stephenie Meyer apparently has some issues with blond women. In the whole Twilight series, there is not a single blonde woman who is neither evil nor nasty. The most sympathetic one is Rosalie, who is depicted as being pathetically jealous, shallow, and vindictive, and who was gang-raped because she was so hot. Blond men are characterized very much the same way, so it could be said that Meyer dislikes blondes in general.
- Tanya of the Denali clan is strawberry blonde, and Edward admits that she showed interest in him when they met, but apparently was not his type. He states outright that he prefers brunettes, as Meyer probably does.
- Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles is a funny case. While the main villainess, Queen Levana, is said to have either red or brown hair (this might just be justified in that Levana is a shape-shifting witch), the book's trailer made her a blonde.
- The books proper avert this; most of the villains have black hair. The series' token blonde, Cress, is also The Heart.
- Honor Harrington has Eloise Pritchart from the People's Republic of Haven, a platinum blonde who deliberately subverts this. She plays the role of cold, merciless, fanatical Political Officer to the hilt in order to get State Sec to trust her, but in reality, she is a true patriot desperately in love with the admiral she's supposed to be reporting on, and she lies through her teeth to the Committee of Public Safety in order to keep him safe and unsuspected. She goes on to become the first president of the Republic of Haven truly elected in over two centuries.
- The Reynard Cycle: Though the series maintains Grey and Gray Morality, the majority of the genocidal Calvarians are blond. Isengrim, Hirsent, and Pinsard are, obviously, exceptions to this trope.
- MARZENA has at least 3, each coming with their own flavor of evil. We have Marian the Queen Pin, Silent Body Dissolving Sandra, and backstabbing tri-faced bitch Helena. Note that we don't know the hair color of Dr. Lauren (in whose case if she happened to be evil she wouldn't know it herself).
- All pure-blood vampyres and most half-bloods are blonde in Red Moon Rising. Not all vamps are evil, but the main antagonist of the book is Gunther Hoering and his crew of pure-blood specist vamps.
- There's an episode of Charmed called "The Power of Three Blondes". It's about three criminal witches, named the Stillman Sisters, who are all blondes, and their characterization is largely built around their blondness. They are an Evil Counterpart to the Halliwell Sisters, who are all brunettes, though Paige was actually strawberry blonde at that point. Only one of the witches actually fit the trope as the other two were more Dumb Blondes who happened to be evil.
- The Charmed Ones have to deal with more evil blonde witches in Billie and Christy Jenkins.
- Nicole Wallace from Law & Order.
- Played with in Desperate Housewives: averted with Lynette Scavo and Julie Meyer but played straight with Edie Britt. A male example would be Edie's husband in Season 6, Dave Williams.
- Teen Wolf has Kate Argent and her father Gerald who are both psychopathic, manipulative killers.
- Wizards of Waverly Place: (Not really played on the show) but with the blonde-turned-parrot from The Movie, and subverted with Juliet (you expect a vampire to be evil, but she's not).
- Mandatory Buffy the Vampire Slayer example: Glory, the Hellgod Big Bad of Season 5. Buffy herself is an aversion.
- Darla aside, Buffy played this inverted at first when it came to the main characters. Buffy was the heroic blonde and Cordelia was the catty, shallow brunette. Both evolved over time.
- This is a rather common trope in Telenovelas, or Spanish-language Soap Operas. It's a bit complicated to explain, but it seems to come from the association of blonde hair with wealth, bonus point if the hair is styled in a very elaborated hairdo, and if the heroine of the show happens to be blonde, expect her to be a Fallen Princess of some kind.
- Patricia Fernández in Yo soy Betty, la fea, although her hair is actually dyed (in fact, her nickname among the employees of Ecomoda is "La Peliteñida", the Hairbleached), and her evilness is mostly ineffectual, which seems to be a Lampshade Hanging of this trope. Subverted with Marcela Valencia, at first she looked like a typical Telenovela antagonist with fair hair (Reddish brown but much lighter than Betty's black) and styled in a Hair Saloon hairdo, but as the show progressed and her character was seen in a more sympathetic light, she dyed black and wore it in a simple Power Hair.
- Parodied along with every other trope of the genre in an episode of My Name Is Earl where Catalina writes a soap based on her life. The evil blonde is Joy.
- Burn Notice has Carla, Michael's rather bloodthirsty handler. She's even described at one point as "tall, blonde, and evil." For comparison, Michael's exes are both brunettes.
- Elle Bishop from Heroes is one evil blonde...but this is only because of the Company experimentation with her abilities at the hands of her own father, though she doesn't recall any of it.
- Sarah Corvus from Bionic Woman, an obvious antipode to the short, immature brunet heroine.
- The seductive Six on Battlestar Galactica. At least at first.
- The Sentinel has Alex Barnes. Toward the end, she's more nuts than evil, but she did kill Blair, so she quailfies as evil in most fans' eyes.
- Every main blond character on Glee is evil: Sue, the glee club's arch-enemy; Will's wife, Terri, who doubles as a Dumb Blonde, and Alpha Bitch Quinn. Even Brittany, who is such a ditz that it's a miracle she can compose sentences, is an Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain as a spy for Sue.
- However, Quinn does a Heel-Face Turn after becoming pregnant and getting kicked out of the Cheerios. She realizes that they were much nicer and kinder to her than her previous friends and stays with them, even standing up for them against Sue.
- Similarly, Brittany is just too sweet-natured (and far too slow) to really count as evil.
- While maybe not evil in the typical sense, Lily in Privileged is blonde, and is shown to steal, take drugs, and generally provide a messed-up counterpart to good girl Megan. On a smaller scale, there's Jordanna, one of the twins' school friends who, among other things, spikes Sage's drink as revenge for the twins sabotaging her party by throwing their own on the same day.
- Legend of the Seeker, particularly in the second season, contrasts blond, morally ambiguous villain/antihero Cara with pure, moralistic, dark-haired Kahlan. This is also at least a partial subversion, because it turns out that Cara is a tragic figure of corrupted innocence while Kahlan becomes something of an uptight bitch.
- Vera, the only blonde in the regular cast of Queen of Swords, is a treacherous, manipulative, adulterous bitch who gets hot and bothered watching executions.
- Amber on House was such a cut-throat bitch that the characters nicknamed her "Cut-throat Bitch". Then she became Wilson's girlfriend and died.
- If a woman on NCIS has short blond hair, especially if it's dyed, you can be pretty sure she's the killer. Several episodes have had women fitting that description as the killer (in one early episode, there were two of them).
- Nicole and Mary Cherry from Popular fit this trope incredibly well, particularly Nicole. Brooke was a bit of a subversion, though.
- Morgause, played by Joan Allen in The Mists of Avalon. Along with dark-haired Anjelica Huston playing the good sister Viviane. It's a case of Playing Against Type for both.
- The Blade series featured a blond Australian woman as The Dragon for the Big Bad.
- Person of Interest: Flashbacks reveal that Root is a natural blonde. She must have dyed her hair to look like a brunette. She eventually has a kind of Heel-Faith Turn, though.
Root: (while attempting to choke Martine to death) I liked you better as a blonde.
- The fourth season gives us Martine, operative of Samaritan and Root's Evil Counterpart, since she, too, is constantly in God Mode (i.e. being guided by her all-seeing AI master).
- Martine eventually dyes her hair brown, leading to this particularly hilarious bit of Hypocritical Humor:
- In Game of Thrones, the discovery of Cersei's incestuous relationship with Jaime is visually depicted by Eddard Stark going through the Baratheon family tree and realising that all Robert's family are dark-haired except for his children. The implications are that blonde hair in this case is the proof that someone else must have fathered Cersei's children - someone blond.
- Sally Pendrick from Murdoch Mysteries. She appears to be just a refreshingly modern woman with a shady husband. However, she's revealed to be the Big Bad of season 3. She's a criminal mastermind and was able to fool both her husband and detective Murdoch. Her husband, an Insufferable Genius with a brilliant mind was oblivious to her true nature. When asked why she does this, she says that she needs a challenge.
- Elementary reveals that Sherlock's nemesis Moriarty is not only blonde, but also the real identity of his ex-lover Irene Adler. She was faking being Irene the entire time in order to study and break him, and succeeded.
- Cases of the 1st Department: The thief and murderess in episode "Hatred" is a peroxide blonde with Icy Blue Eyes. She intoxitated her victims and then killed them, even though she could just steal from them. The team feel that they failed to explain her motive for murders other than she just pathologically hates all men. Her actress Anna Polivkova underwent a Beauty Inversion — she's an attractive woman, but she looked scary as Ms Fabianova.
- In Supernatural many of the demons who have female vessels meet this description including Lily, the Acheri demon, and Meg and Ruby's first vessels.
- On Orphan Black, both of the explicitly evil/disturbed clones, Helena and Rachel, have blonde hair. It is presumably dyed, since the natural hair color of the clones is dark brown.
- Grimm has Adelinde Schade and her mother.
- Lottie, the teenage serial killer of Nick Cave's song "The Curse of Millhaven": "My hair is yellow and I'm always a-combin'."
- Kelly Clarkson's love rival in the "Since You Been Gone" music video. Of course she's evil because she's with Clarkson's ex-boyfriend. The trope is inverted in Clarkson's next video, "Behind the Hazel Eyes", where Clarkson herself is a blonde and her love rival is a definitely evil brunette.
- Usually inverted in Taylor Swift music videos. The bad girls are brunettes and the good girls are blondes. Especially noticeable in "You Belong with Me."
- A golden oldie: "She walked through the corn leading down to the river, her hair shone like gold in the hot morning sun. She took all the love that a poor boy could give her and left me to die like a fox on the run." Manfred Mann's Earth Band
- Overlapping with Japanese Delinquents and Garbage Wrestler, Dump Matsumoto in AJW, though by the time Zenjo had closed shop, she had been around to become a baby face by default in promotions such as REINA. Aja Kong was similar but ended up turning face much more quickly.
- Somewhat common in WWC. The most obvious cases were Debbie Combs and Luna Vachon. La Tigresa wasn't a natural blonde but sometimes died her hair this way, as did La Morena and Destiny of the La Revolucion Dominicana and Los Compadres, respectively. La Bella Carmen and Sexy Juliette also betrayed the promotion, though there were a few exceptions, such as when La Tigresa turned face or when Melissa Coates, who is usually an example elsewhere, showed up in 2010.
- Scarlet of Final Fantasy VII. Her list of atrocities, at least in the main game, include:
- Issuing the order to burn down Barret's hometown, killing nearly everyone he knows and loves.
- Shooting an arm off Barret while he's trying to save his best friend from falling to his death.
- Causing said dropped friend to be driven insane by the burning of his hometown and become a murderous psychopath.
- Trying to publically execute Tifa in a gas chamber (and slapping her while she was tied down, just to add insult to injury).
- Attempting to kill the entire party with the
- Elena, another blond female working for Shinra, is Scarlet's polar opposite in terms of evil.
- Jacqueline Natla, Amanda Evert, and Sophia Leigh in the Tomb Raider series. Amanda reforms later on, though.
- Subverted in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, where Selena Fluorspar is a blonde, an enemy unit...and an incredibly sympathetic Dark Magical Girl.
- Advanced V.G.: Miranda Jahana is the series' main antagonist and manipulates the waitresses from behind-the-scenes, by using the tournament as a smokescreen to field test her "babies".
- The Resident Evil series has Annette Birkin and Alexia Ashford, though the former isn't so much evil as she is obsessed with getting revenge on the people who wronged her husband.
- In Kingdom Hearts, the Organization has Larxene. Kicks Sora twice, bitch-slaps Namine, and is perhaps the most outwardly evil of the Organization, with only fellow sadist Xaldin (who has black hair) rivaling her in that area, though normally stoic blue-haired Saix can outdo them both whenever he feels like it.
- Subverted with Leblanc in Final Fantasy X-2. She starts off as an antagonist to YRP by trying to steal their spheres at every turn, but eventually pulls a Heel-Face Turn when she realizes her "lover", Nooj, is working to fight a greater threat, and befriends Yuna in her fight to aid him and save Spira once more.
- Mildred Avalon from Arcana Heart.
- Blonde. Sweet Lolita dress motif. A drunkard. A serial killer with a baseball bat (and alcohol for lighting it up). Utterly insane. So numb to killing people that at least one of her opponents voices his disgust. That's Bad Girl for you.
- Dead Space seems to have a thing for evil blondes (and ineffectual blondes, weak-willed blondes, mentally unstable blondes, and ineffectual, weak-willed, and mentally unstable blondes who then turn into Necromorphs).
- Lucrezia Borgia plays this straight until Cesare breaks her heart and she reveals his location to Ezio.
- Meredith from Dragon Age II turns homicidally insane and paranoid in Act III thanks to the influence of her new red lyrium sword. A similarly corrupted Bartrand says that "she glittered like the sun, but her heart was like ice."
- Menardi may have had noble intentions after all, but she still murdered people, including civilians and elderly scholars, to get them fulfilled, rather than explaining herself.
- The Tales Series, which loves evil blondes!
- Legretta in Tales of the Abyss is arguably The Dragon, and is therefore evil and makes no attempt to hide it.
- Zig-zagged in Tales of Destiny 2. Elraine and Barbatos are the main antagonists, but the person behind them, Fortuna, is blonde.
- You can argue Muse in Tales of Xillia fits this...but if anything, her hair is more Green than blonde...but it looks blonde.
- When Shirley turns evil, she becomes this trope.
- Olga from Asura's Wrath is Platinum Blonde. Bombing a village full of innocent normal humans definitely makes her evil.
- Oxanna Kristos, Slavik's second-in-command with Nod in Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun.
- Agavaen in Neverend starts the game as a Red-Headed Hero, but if she does enough evil deeds, her hair changes to blonde, and eventually white.
- Mistress Butterfly in Collar 6. Later subverted, since her true identity of Evita Kappel has black hair, so the blond hair was evidently a wig.
- Eerie Cuties: There's a reason Melissa was chosen for the page image of the Alpha Bitch trope. She's shallow, petty, manipulative, has a strong sense of entitlement, and is utterly obsessed with popularity. All reasons why she served as Layla's primary antagonist, until Melissa and her Coven were given their own Spin-Off, after being transferred to Artemis Academy.
- In Noblesse, Franken becomes this when he unleashes his Superpowered Evil Side. In fact, he was definitely one in his past because of his Mad Scientist tendency. Yuri plays this far straighter, but in more Affably Evil sense.
- Leona of Ronin Galaxy somewhat subverts this trope. She's technically a good character, though she maintains position as the protagonoist's rival and her methods of saving the day are a bit extreme.
- Vampire Cheerleaders: Lori is the "queen bee" of her vampire Coven and the captain of their school's cheerleading squad. After initiating Heather into their group, she instructs her to enthrall her parents (which Heather was planning to do anyway). And, in vol.2, Lori reduced Leonard to being their thrall, even though he had agreed to keep their identities safe.
- In The Glass Scientists, Hyde, personification of Henry's evil, has a blonde mop, in contrast to good Jekyll's dark hair.
- A Girl and Her Fed has Clarice, the psychopathic secret agent cyborg.
- Dr. Tease and The Makeover Fairy from The Nostalgia Chick, both Psychopathic Womenchildren.
- In Roll To Dodge: Savral, the Witch Cathy is the only confirmed blonde in the game. She is also a sadistic goddess who frequently tortures the players and unleashes demonic, trolling unicorns that cause widespread destruction to the setting and its inhabitants.
- Survival of the Fittest has Lyn "Laeil" Burbank as the primary evil blond girl of V3.
- Before her was Mariavel Varella, a blonde and very much Ax-Crazy.
- Aphrodite in the Web Serial Novel Thalia's Musings. She falls under amoral, self-centered oblivion more often than outright malice, though.
- Interesting case on American Dad! with the character Lindsey Coolidge, who fits this trope quite nicely and is often the Alpha Bitch of the story, yet her best friend is the incredibly unattractive and unpopular girl Jewel.
- American Dragon: Jake Long: Rose (a.k.a. Huntsgirl), like everyone in the Huntsclan, is considered evil by the magical creatures. That is, before her Heel-Face Turn when she learned the boy she loved and the dragon she wanted to slay were one and the same. Later, the "evil blonde" role fell to The Cheerleader Stacey.
- There is a deliberate subversion of this trope in As Told by Ginger, as while one would assume that Courtney is a Alpha Bitch, the episode "Wicked Game" showed that Courtney is probably the best friend Ginger ever had. There's also Hope Rodgers, who is a nice person too. Hope did briefly become a rather nasty Alpha Bitch but she and Courtney eventually bonded and became friends. It's worth noting that in the opening, Courtney is depicted as an antagonist so presumably the trope would have been played straight - but Characterisation Marches On.
- At the same time, the trope is technically played straight as one of Ginger's friends Dodie is blonde. Dodie is very much a Designated Hero and in the above-mentioned "Wicked Game" actively tries to sabotage Ginger's relationship with Darren. There's also the blonde and Ax-Crazy Polly Schuester. Dodie's rotten mother Joanne is also blonde.
- Batman: The Animated Series had three: Catwoman, who mentioned at one point in a comic that she dyed her hair, Harley Quinn, who also denied being a real blonde, and Mary Louise "Baby Doll" Dahl.
- There's odd inconsistency with Catwoman — her hair colour changed between seasons, and this was explained with her stopping dyeing her hair with animal-tested products, but back in the episode Tyger, Tyger, she was transformed into a Half-Human Hybrid, yet had fur the identical shade to her then-blonde hair.
- Claire in Beetlejuice
- On Captain Planet and the Planeteers, the Mad Scientist Dr. Barbara Blight (who is an Ink Suit Rendition of her voice actress, Meg Ryan) almost offsets the good Linka.
- Darla Dimple, the child star villainess of Cats Don't Dance.
- Ax-Crazy muscle moll, Stefenie Demeanor, from COPS.
- The Queen Hornet on Dynomutt Dog Wonder.
- May Kanker in Ed, Edd n Eddy. Though it is worth noting she is usually portrayed as the most sympathetic of the three sisters.
- Joyce Kinney and Connie from Family Guy.
- Pacifica Northwest from Gravity Falls before Character Development. In Northwest Mansion Noir, it turns out she has been Forced Into Evil her entire life. Her parents set high expectations for her in order to protect their reputation.
- Jimmy Two-Shoes
- The Duke of Detroit in Motorcity, although he's more of Ambiguously Evil.
- Suzy Johnson on Phineas and Ferb, though this stands in contrast to her also-blond-but-much-nicer brother Jeremy.
- Ashley Armbruster of Recess. Though ironically for this trope, she is the one member of the Ashley clique that gets the most Hidden Depths moments.
- Taken to an oddly literal end in an episode of Regular Show with the Order of the Blondes.
- Angelica Pickles in Rugrats.
- Cerina of Skysurfer Strike Force.
- In one episode of Challenge of the Superfriends, Cheetah, a foe of Wonder Woman, revealed herself to be a blonde.
- Gilotina, a member of the Female Furies in Superman/Batman: Apocalypse.
- Mandy, the token Enfante Terrible from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy.
- Femme Fatale, Mary Ann Smith, and Julie Smith from The Powerpuff Girls.
- Inverted by Smurfette in The Smurfs. Originally an evil female smurf created by Gargamel, she started as a brunette, but was turned into a blonde when she became good.
- Total Drama Island:
- Kim Possible villain Adrena Lynn fits this trope. Tara on the cheerleader squad subverts it, as she's consistantly depicted as a nice person.