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Mega Twintails
So this Girly Bruiser can look extra girly, while doing extra bruising.

A pair of huge pigtails on a girl, that are much larger than possible in Real Life, at least not without loads of hair gel. The minimum hair size of both tails combined must be at least the size of the girl's head.

There can be many reasons for this, although the most common are either to make the pigtails clear even in long shots, or because of Rule of Cute.

Quite often these pigtails have the hair in a spiral, which overlaps with Regal Ringlets. However, girls with Mega Twintails are not necessarily of high station. It is more of a compromise halfway between the "girlishness" of Regal Ringlets and "tomboyishness" of Girlish Pigtails, both in looks and in personality.

Not to be confused with just having long hair in pigtails (like Sailor Moon, Hatsune Miku, Ruri, or Hibiki).

A Sub-Trope of Anime Hair, and Bigger Is Better.

Compare Girlish Pigtails, '80s Hair, Giant Poofy Sleeves, Ojou Ringlets.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • When the members of the Ouran High School Host Club try cross-dressing, the twins wear wigs with these.
  • When young, Rosemarie from Claudine had huge pigtails that were bigger than her own head.
  • Moegi of Naruto wears her hair in two poofy pigtails that stick straight out from her head.
  • Etia from Il Sole penetra le Illusioni has a truly impressive pair. They look to be larger than she is.
  • Nui Harime of Kill la Kill has an enormous pair. They possess enough volume for her to be picked up by them an airlifted.

    Live Action TV 
  • Red Fraggle on Fraggle Rock. Each poofy globe is roughly the same size as her head.

    New Media 
  • Kasane Teto, an UTAUloid, has the same hairstyle as Amy Sorel in the above picture, except in pink. That style was called, just for her, "Twin-Drills."

    Video Games 
  • The female Ace Trainers in Pokémon Black and White.
    • As does Gothitelle (they resemble four large black discs stuck to either side of its head).
    • Mawile gains these with it's Mega-Evolution.
    • Lovrina from Pokémon XD qualifies.

    Visual Novels 

    Web Original 
  • The "splash page" art for The Nostalgia Chick videos is often done by Andrew Dickman, and he draws her pigtails thick and large.

    Western Animation 

MeganekkoRule of CuteMeido
Magnificent Moustaches of MexicoHair TropesMemetic Hair
Long Hair Is FeminineExpository HairstylesMotherly Side Plait
Meekness Is WeaknessFemininity TropesMen Are Strong, Women Are Pretty
MeganekkoAlways FemaleMeido
Meekness Is WeaknessGirly GirlMeido
Little Miss SnarkerAdministrivia/Pages Needing Example ContextPitbull Dates Puppy
Long-Haired Pretty BoyAnime HairOdango Hair
Living WeaponImageSource/Video GamesVideo Games
Hot-Blooded SideburnsBigger Is BetterRapunzel Hair

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