"Son of Slaanesh, full of desireMost characters have hair. But some (usually of a supernatural ilk) have hair that is either composed of flames, or simply takes the form of a fire on the individual's head. Usually an indicator of villainy. This may be the hair of characters who are literal Fiery Redheads. See also Hot Wings. Often a part of Burning with Anger. If extended to the entire body it becomes Wreathed in Flames. Do not confuse with Elemental Hair, which is about hair color matching an elemental power, not an element being someone's hair.
He does cocaine and his head is on fire."
He does cocaine and his head is on fire."
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Anime and Manga
- In DieBuster, physics-breaking Exotic Manuever normally manifests as bright blue light from the forehead, but when Lal'C gets really, teleport-a-gas-giant's-core-and-smash-it-into-your-face level serious it goes beyond that and her hair turns into a blue-white flames. Similar effect is constantly in effect for Buster Machine #7 in active form. Dix-Nieuf, after consuming the degeneration engine, manifests the flames through his cloak.
- In Fairy Tail, Flare Corona fights with Prehensile Hair, and she can set it on fire for extra damage.
- Akari's Magical Girl form in Il Sole penetra le illusioni. While everyone gets giant hair when they transform, none of the others get anything quite as cool.
- In Shakugan no Shana, Shana's hair, while normal in shape, is colored like a blazing flame with ember-like sparks flying off. It's even part of her title. The same applies to Mathilde Saint-Omer, the previous Flame-Haired Blazing-Eyed Hunter.
- Lordgenome, who is normally bald and goatee'd, sprouts a fine head of flame during his fight with Simon in Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. His Spiral Power's Battle Aura is red, and he's got such tremendous amounts of it that the Flaming Hair effect appears whenever he gets serious. He isn't the only one who can do this, but he's the only one whose Battle Aura focus is on his (former) hair. Played Up to Eleven at the movie, where he gets serious enough to do interstellar travel on foot, and so he gets the Godiva Hair effect with his flaming pubic hair.
- Burner the Fire Demon from Yaiba. His colleague Rain sports what can be called "Watering" Hair.
- My Hero Academia: Endeavor, Shouto Todoroki's father, subverts this. He can create a flaming beard to look intimidating, but he does have regular facial hair behind it.
- DC Comics
- From Justice League of America Fire that has hair ON green fire. Her DC Animated Universe counterpart had hair OF green fire when powered on.
- Starfire from Teen Titans is occasionally drawn with her hair dissolving into fire.
- An obscure Aquaman foe, Karla Fire-Hair, had this as her power, which conveniently worked underwater.
- Waverider from Armageddon 2001, who also shows up in Zero Hour!: Crisis In Time.
- Marvel Comics
- Frankie Raye. And then of course there's Jean Grey who sometimes has flaming hair when she's all Phoenix-y.
- Carol Danvers alias Ms. Marvel had this during her Binary phase, something which reoccurred once she got the ability to use those powers and a sufficient energy boost.
- Magma from New Mutants, when fully lit, has hair of fire.
- Firelord, and Nikki from the original Guardians of the Galaxy. According to "The Handbook Of The Marvel Universe", Nikki's hair only looks like flame. Though some artists didn't seem to realize that. Following a sequence in the comic where she was swimming and clearly shown as bald, the letters page said the Handbook was in error.
- Traveler Smurf, the Expy of DC Comics' Waverider from Empath: The Luckiest Smurf, appears in "Smurfed Behind: The Departure" with what appears to be flaming hair.
- Corona's mane and tail in RainbowDoubleDash's Lunaverse, though it's actually a very minor spell that she leaves "on" almost all the time, rather than her hair's natural state.
- In Thieves Can Be Heroes!, Izuku's Persona, Carter, has flaming crimson hair made of fire, though the first officially commissioned cover art depicted him with golden hair instead.
- Fire Witches in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles have this trait when they're using their powers, or when they get annoyed.
- In the Ravirn series, the Fury Tisiphone has flaming hair.
- In The Quest of the Unaligned, Laeshana's hair has a tendency to spark when she gets angry or excited.
- The fire jinn in Fancy Apartments, Tisa, has flaming eyes and hair when she's in jinn mode.
- The long-faced alien looming over the playfield in The Atarians has this.
Religion and Mythology
- Some depictions of Loki show him with hair styled to resemble this◊. However, as Thor fits the Fiery Redhead archetype better, this has been all but forgotten nowadays.
- Surviving fragments of an ode to the ancient Armenian God Vahagn the Dragon Reaper, preserved by early historian Moses Khorenatsi, state that "fiery hair had he, aye too, he had a flaming beard, and his eyes, they were as suns".
- Dungeons & Dragons some Fire Genasi have flaming hair. Azers have flaming beards (and hair, when they aren't bald). Salamanders also often have flaming hair.
- Hellish Horses often have manes and tails of flames, like Dungeons & Dragons' Nightmares.
- Magic: The Gathering's planeswalker Chandra Nalaar is an example of this, being a "fiery red-head" in the most literal sense. During spellcasting depictions in card and comic forms, the depiction of her hair fades into flames.
- Warhammer 40,000 has the Chaos special character Doomrider; he does cocaine and his head's on fire!
- Some of Kirby's elemental Copy Abilities give him crowns that simulate this effect; most notably Fire power, but Spark, Ice, Water, and Poison also give Kirby "hair" made out of their respective elements.
- The Zombie Demon Pirate LeChuck has a beard of flame in The Curse of Monkey Island.
- Pokémon: Chimchar, Infernape, Magmar, Magmortar, Ponyta, Rapidash, and Emboar.
- Ares from God of War has burning hair and a beard. As does Hermes in God Of War III.
- There are a number of items on Gaia Online that include a fire hair option. Elemental Hair, Sol's Sunglasses, and Twister the Fire Phoenix, to name a few. Here are some examples.
- The tops of Magma Man (Mega Man 9) and Fire Man's (Mega Man 1) heads are on fire. Mega Man X 6's Blaze Heatnix has hair on fire.
- Needles Kane from Twisted Metal
- Archons in fire form in Dungeon Siege III have this.
- Manpuku from Ōkamiden. Chibiterasu can even use the flaming hair as a source of fire via the Inferno brush technique.
- Kid Icarus: Uprising has Twinbellows, a Hellhound with flaming hair. Hades also has a head of flaming hair.
- Dickson and Christie from Sigma Harmonics.
- The Legend of Zelda:
- Hothead from Speedrunners has this kind of hair, although it's debatable if it's natural or if he sets his head on fire.
- The evil Wizard from Tsioque has hair of this type of yellow-green fire to match the color of magic he uses.
- The final form of the Profound Darkness in Phantasy Star IV has blazing green energy hair.
- In The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, Tribunal deity Vivec is said in in-game books and depicted in Temple frescoes as being "bald except for flame." However, this is not the case when you meet him in the game, possibly because of his declining powers.
- Bob from Bob and George can turn this on and off at will when he's Playing with Fire, even through his helmet.
- Angry Fuchsia from Sinfest, as seen here.
- Gunnerkrigg Court. Some of the Treatise pages show Annie's hair turning into fire. In-story, Annie can take on this appearance along with wings of fire for her Etheric image at least.
- Her Undying Majesty, Queen Albia of England of Girl Genius is something of a shapeshifter and when she's showing particularly Sparky tendencies her hair starts to glow and shift to start looking like it's been set alight.
- The Global Guardians PBEM Universe had Heatwave, a Playboy Centerfold (she was Miss March, 1992) who was also a mutant with control over fire. During her photo-shoot for the magazine, she kept her hair... including her pubic hair... "aflame" as part of a disguise.
- In RWBY, if you manage to get Yang Xiao Long angry, her hair will light up. Literally.
- Flame Princess from Adventure Time, except when it's wet.
- Batman: The Brave and the Bold had flame-haired Firestorm's origin story as an episode.
- Danny Phantom:
- Dark Danny has fiery white hair. Which actually came back to bite him when it blew up the gas tanker Danny threw him into.
- Ember McLain. It gets longer the stronger she gets. She can use it as a weapon. Backfired when she accidentally set Youngblood's pirate ship on fire.
- Skulker. In fact, part of his description on Butch Hartman's website is "His hair is on fire! And he doesn't even care!"
- Mandie from The Fairly OddParents! can light her hair on fire.
- Flain from Mixels...though to be more specific, it's his brain that's on fire, and it burns even harder when he thinks too hard.
- Aku in Samurai Jack sports GREAT FLAMING EYEBROWS and matching beard.
- Static Shock has Hotstreak, whose hair looks even more like it might light on fire in the updated version of the intro theme - it's a common joke amongst the fandom to explain his newer hairstyle by Hotstreak now using flammable hair spray.
- The Lumberjack Ghost haunting Northwest Mansion in Gravity Falls episode "Northwest Mansion Mystery" has a flaming beard. And when Dipper manages to trap him in a mirror, the Ghost uses his fiery follicles to burn Dipper's hand by heating the frame.
- Daybreaker, the hypothetical Superpowered Evil Side of Princess Celestia in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, has a mane and tail composed of flames.