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[[caption-width-right:330:[- HotBlooded, [[HairTriggerTemper hot tempered]], and all-around hot.-] ]]

->''"With my long, red hair flying as I beat them half to death, I got a new nickname: '''The Bloody Habanero.'''"''
-->-- '''Kushina Uzumaki''', ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''

A Fiery Redhead is a red-haired character who is strong, [[HotBlooded passionate]], outgoing, usually outspoken, and (if a love interest) often female. She has a big personality and she's not afraid to use it. Whatever you do, don't get on her bad side, or there will be hell to pay. (Especially if powers of {{personality|Powers}} and[=/=]or {{element|al Powers}}s are present: she likes PlayingWithFire. Thus, in a FourTemperamentEnsemble, expect her to be Choleric.) She will be unladylike unless it's the case of a redheaded SpiritedYoungLady. She might be OneOfTheBoys, a {{tomboy}}, or a [[TheLadette lad-ette]]. [[HeroesWantRedheads Heroes do like redheads]] after all.

This hair-color stereotype probably developed since red hair was associated with the [[ScotIreland Irish and Scottish]] (and before this, Vikings) for a long time, and they ended up being stereotyped as [[ViolentGlaswegian loud, strong, and passionate]]. On the other hand, it's even found in Eastern Europe where any association would have been with Russians or Swedes, and these are nationalities not generally stereotyped as hotheaded.

In addition to this, it extends even into ancient texts from Babylonian and Scandinavian Oral Historian. In the ''Literature/ProseEdda'', Odin is depicted as blonde, green-eyed, cool, and calculating--while his son, Thor, is a redheaded, blue-eyed (something of an omen of war/perfection in Scandinavian culture) fire-breathing stereotypical Viking (the raiding kind) who treats Earth as a giant freshman mixer. Gilgamesh is also a Fiery Redhead with blue eyes whose duties include being a good precursor to Thor, for the most part--though with more reservation and a cooling trend near the end of his life (this makes both an eerie paradigm of {{Fiery Redhead}}s at the creation of their respective peoples' writings). The whole "red-haired, blue-eyed" thing is [[RedOniBlueOni usually split in Japan between two people]].

Although [[TruthInTelevision real redheads]] can have tempers like everyone else, this trait is exaggerated in fiction. Also, they can have GreenEyes [[SignificantGreenEyedRedhead and this association is also exaggerated in fiction]].

Compare HeroesWantRedheads, DarkSkinnedRedhead, EvilRedhead, RoseHairedSweetie, RedHeadedStepchild, RedheadsAreUncool, RedheadedHero. In anime, could be a ShanaClone. If you have a blonde, a brunette, and a redhead in close proximity (i.e. in the main cast), it's BlondeBrunetteRedhead. Contrast ShyBlueHairedGirl for RedOniBlueOni and EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette for the realistic opposite hair color and personality.

Please do not confuse this with a redhead being [[PlayingWithFire literally fiery]], or having [[FlamingHair literal fiery head]], although these tropes may overlap. And a red who's literally firey does have their [[ElementalHair hair color fit their elemental powers]]. See also RedIsViolent (in this case, the hair color).
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* Red Hot from ''Pinball/BanzaiRun''.
* Jean Grey[=/=]Phoenix from ''[[Pinball/XMenStern X-Men (Stern)]]''

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' gives us [[http://magiccards.info/m10/en/132.html Chandra]] [[http://magiccards.info/zen/en/120.html Nalaar]], a young and impulsive [[PlayingWithFire pyromancer]] who is as short-tempered as she is dangerous. This makes her, both figuratively and literally, a [[IncrediblyLamePun fiery]] redhead on two levels--both in that her powers involve fire, and that [[FlamingHair her hair flares]] every time she activates her powers.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' TabletopRPG (Last Unicorn Games) supplement "Planetary Adventures". The adventure "The Enemy You Know" has a redheaded female engineer, who "can be hot-tempered and impulsive" and has a "tendency to charge into situations". She overhears a Vulcan woman speak a phrase in Romulan and confronts her, calling her a "dirty Romulan spy".
* The redhead Helena Daphnotarthius, a cleric of the Immortal Valerias, in the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' ''Dawn of the Emperors'' boxed set. She was "fiery in anger, in romance, in the pursuit of things she wants." She wanted to live "life to its fullest and promote the questionable virtues of reckless abandon and thoughtless enjoyment".
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has Angron, Primarch of the World Eaters. After he becomes a Daemon Prince, he's a literal redhead.
* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' supplement ''Cthulhu Companion'', adventure "The Rescue". The {{NPC}} Dr. Dare has red hair and "...his temper gets the best of him sometimes."
* Leona the pyrokinetic in ''TabletopGame/PsionicsTheNextStageInHumanEvolution'' is this, both literally and figuratively. The Firestarter archetype is even paired with a picture of her.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Rena Ryuuguu from ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' keeps her fire well-concealed for the most part, but it's there.
-->'''Rena:''' When Keiichi-san is angry, he's twice [as scary as Oryou].\\
'''Keiichi:''' However, when Rena is angry she's twice as scary again.
* Kevan, the Earl of Io from ''VisualNovel/{{Long Live The Queen}}''. His character portrait has a perpetual scowl and he's out for blood in both of his in-game appearances.
* Aoko [[spoiler:and Akiha]] from '' VideoGame/MeltyBlood'' and ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}''. Aoko's hair is probably dyed, as it was brown when she was younger. Aoko is one of the strongest mages in the world who enjoys messing with people and [[StuffBlowingUp blowing stuff up]]. [[spoiler:Akiha's hair is normally a severe black, as befitting an {{ojou}}, but it TurnsRed when she consciously or unconsciously calls upon her demonic blood to power up. She fits this trope well, since she gets redder the more fiery she gets, and gets more fiery the redder she gets. She's still in control until the point that [[RedEyesTakeWarning her eyes turn red]] too, which is the sign that she's gone insane.]]
** Akiha once claimed that the redness was her "true" hair color, [[spoiler:but only in the sense that her "true" nature was demonic -- she was being rather negative at the time. Her cousin, Kouma, has more demon blood than she does and still normally has black hair, and he's not the kind of guy who would bother with disguises.]]
* Jett in ''VisualNovel/{{SC2VN}}''
* Battler Ushiromiya from ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry''.
** His half-sister Ange is an aversion of this trope.
* Chase from ''VisualNovel/War13thDay'' both plays into this trope and subverts it. [[spoiler:The game uses [[UnreliableNarrator unreliable narrators]], who see him portrayed this way. However, in the Valentine and April Fools' special, he's more {{Adorkable}} than anything else. But, of course, that's only assuming his depiction is even accurate there...]]