Peacock Girl

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She's not asking anyone out. It's just to look pretty.

When a humanoid person has a peacock tail or is wearing a bunch of feathers arranged as though it was a peacock tail (which is actually a separate group of feathers known as a "train").

This is common on girls in fiction, despite the peacock flared train being a feature of male peafowl in Real Lifenote , but such a flamboyant thing on a human guy would be, well, flamboyant. So it's often human girls that have this, although a guy having one isn't entirely unheard of.

Note these do not require the feathers to be peacock feathers, only that they be arranged in a fantail. Futhermore simply wearing peacock feathers is not an example, as that's The Same, but More Specific of Fluffy Fashion Feathers.

A Sub-Trope of either Little Bit Beastly or Fluffy Fashion Feathers (depending on whether this character actually has a tail or is just wearing one).

Compare Winged Humanoid, Giant Waist Ribbon.

Not to be confused with women who work for NBC, or with Agent Peacock.

Examples:

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    Anime & Manga 
  • Gintama has Kada who wears a peacock-themed outfit and is known as the Peacock Princess.
  • The Zuka club in Ouran High School Host Club has a set of outfits with feather tails, as a Shout-Out to Takarazuka.
  • In Summer Wars, a Power-Up gives Natsuki's Oz avatar (which basically looks like her) angel wings and a peacock tail while battling Love Machine.
  • In an OVA for Sakura Wars, the girls get into a fight while wearing costumes that have feathers arranged this way. It creates a comedic contrast to see them dressed this grandly while arguing, and even resorting to attacking each other with their powers.

    Literature 
  • The end of Imogenes Antlers has the titular girl wake up without the antlers she mysteriously grew, only to grow a peacock's tail.
  • An entire kingdom of Peacock People (both men and women) appears in Madame d'Aulnoy's Fairy Tale Princess Rosette. The kingdom's ruler, the aptly-named King of the Peacocks, wears a peacock train as a crown.
  • A woman in John Patrick Lowrie's sci-fi novel Dancing With Eternity is one of these. She's been augmented so the peacock tattoos on her arms fan into a feathery peacock tail.

    Live-Action TV 
  • In Gosei Sentai Dairanger, Kujaku, the incarnation of the Peacock Buddha wears an appropriately peacock-esque outfit complete with a feathered headdress and tail.
  • In Kamen Rider OOO, the title character's red Body Medal is the Peafowl, which generates an aura resembling the classic peacock feathers - except OOO can fire the "eyes" at enemies.

    Music 
  • Katy Perry wears a showgirl outfit with the tail made of pink feathers in "What Happens in Vegas".
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic dresses as a peacock briefly in his "Perform This Way" video, and wears said costume in live performances.
  • Miley Cyrus wore a corset-dress with a giant peacock tail in her video "Can't Be Tamed".
  • One or two shots in the video for "Leaving Las Vegas" by Sheryl Crow has some showgirls with huge fan tails.
  • The cover of Goldfrapp's Supernature album is cropped from a picture of Alison Goldfrapp wearing a peacock tail, although it's not flared.
  • Icelandic singer Björk is known for wearing many bird-themed dresses. She once wore a sparkly peacock dress during one of her shows.

    Myths & Religion 
  • In Greek myth, the peacock was sacred to Hera, Queen of the Gods who was sometimes shown wearing a peacock tail. According to myth, the blue eye spots on the peacock's feathers were Hera's way of honoring Argus, a hundred-eyed guard who died defending her golden apple tree.

    Tabletop Games 
  • In Vampire: The Requiem supplement Shadows Of Mexico the clan splat portrait for the Daeva is wearing a designer outfit with a peacock feather train on her back.

    Theater 
  • Takarazuka shows love this. Many numbers have just about everyone with a peacock tail on their costumes. It doesn't matter if it's a Bifauxnen in a suit or a lady in a Pimped-Out Dress.
  • In Real Life, there is a showgirl accessory like this called a "fan tail", which is common in stage shows with showgirls.
  • Some stage dancers, including burlesque, will put a pair of large feather fans behind their backs, which makes a tail, and also evokes the Coy, Girlish Flirt Pose (although without the coy part).
  • Amaluna plays with this, featuring the Peacock Goddess and female backup dancers with smaller, more mobile peacock trains, but only the males have the full-size erectable trains.

     Toys 
  • Monster High has a range of "Inner Monster" dolls, who can be customized inside and out based on one of a few emotions they could be feeling. One of the four dolls, Spooky Sweet/Frightfully Fierce, is wearing a fantail in her Spooky Sweet mode.

     Web Original 
  • Whateley Universe: Played with in the character of Peacock, an Avatar bound to a peacock spirit, and can manifest a brilliant peacock tail that mesmerizes people. Unfortunately for her, she's now a partial Gender Bender, so she's in Poe Cottage with the other changelings. Lina is not at all happy with being intersexed now, and her family hasn't taken it well either.

    Video Games 
  • One of the shows in Sakura Wars had outfits with yellow feathers arraigned as tails.
  • Skullgirls has Peacock, a cyborg girl whose cybernetic arms each have three eyes on them that resemble the tail feathers of the bird, and one of her attacks has her hat turn into a peacock head while an array of eyes line up behind her, fanning out and looking even more like a peacock's tail. Interestingly, she's also one of the least feminine of the female characters in the game.
  • MySims has the character Ms Nicole, a fashion boutique owner who wears a rather large hair accessory resembling a peacock tail.

    Western Animation 

    Real Life 
  • Several outfits worn by female dancers during the carnival season in Latin America sport giant fan tails from huge feathers.

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