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[[caption-width-right:330:[- HotBlooded, [[HairTriggerTemper hot tempered]], and [[HeroesWantRedheads 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, 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 Redheads at the creation of their respective people's 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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* FieryRedhead/LiveActionTV
* FieryRedhead/VideoGames
* FieryRedhead/WebComics
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[[folder: Music]]
* "Black Jack's Lady" by Music/HeatherAlexander is "The Raggle Taggle Gypsy" if [[RealityEnsues done realistically]], Black Jack Davy [[NotStayingForBreakfast left]], and the unnamed woman was a redhead. The woman grabs a horse and sword and [[WomanScorned goes to get his head]]:
-->''So I thought about it and I thought, you know, given the reality of it, I mean, what are the chances really be of this girl waking up the next morning and having Black Jack Davy still there?''
-->''I mean, first off, she's probably still sleeping in. He's gonna be gone just because he has to get up and run because he's got the whole world looking after him. Second off, I mean, he's got two more waiting for him in the next town. You know, I mean, he could get these ladies any time he wishes.''
-->''So I thought, well, okay that's more or less the hard reality of it, and I thought, well, that's kind of sad. And I thought, well, what if he did it... to a redhead?''

* Red Hot from ''Pinball/BanzaiRun''.
* Jean Grey[=/=]Phoenix from ''[[Pinball/XMenStern X-Men (Stern)]]''

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Brutal Bob Evans, although it is not immediately noticeable, his red hair anyway, as he's bald so you have to wait until you can see his eyebrows. Otherwise no, he's not just named after the cigarette. He once wrestled a week's worth of [[GimmickMatches iron man matches]] taking on all who would come, to prove to Wrestling/RingOfHonor he could handle their style and schedule.
* Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} O'Shaunessy, the ginger brawler of the Global Pro Wrestling Alliance...but don't let him hear you call him ginger, unless you want to brawl.
* Minnesota based wrestler Big Red Thoruf Marius, perhaps best known for a stint in Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH, at least before being repackaged as Eric Rowan. He wasn't MinnesotaNice, with his big red beard he reminded people of a certain bullheaded thunder god...
* Sweet Nancy in International Wrestling Association Puerto Rico, or rather, [[SpicyLatina though her violent temper was on a short fuse before she decided to dye her hair red.]] The same applied to Demonique and Wrestling/IvelisseVelez, later.
* Wrestling/ElGenerico in ROH, as the result of Wrestling/ColtCabana trying to TeachHimAnger so Generico could get revenge on Steve Corino and Wrestling/KevinSteen.
* Kiera Hogan, with less emphasis on the redhead and more on the fire. Her hair, nails and tights are all colored to look like they're burning. But she does have that baby {{face}} fire.[[/folder]]

[[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}}''
* Asaga Oakrun from ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}'' is red-haired, outspoken, tomboyish, and a self-proclaimed Hero of Justice as well as an ace mecha pilot. For bonus points, her best friend Chigara Ashada is a ShyBlueHairedGirl.
* 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...]]