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Red Headed Bully
A subtrope of Evil Redhead. While the Jerk Jock or the Alpha Bitch will usually be a blond, it's very common, especially in American media, to give the school bully red hair.

Red hair stereotypically indicates a fiery temper, which most bullies often have in order to be abusive. Redheads also tend to have freckles, which makes them look more childish, mischievous, and conniving.

Averted for the most part in real life, as in real life, somebody with red hair is more likely get bullied himself.

Contrast Heroes Want Redheads and Red-Headed Hero.

Examples:

Comics
  • Strawberry-blond Flash Thompson was Peter Parker's tormentor in high school, although they became friends later in life.
  • Cain Marko was this to Charles Xavier in his youth.
  • One Far Side strip has a young Jekyll use his chemistry set to terrorize the neighborhood by turning into a large red-haired bully known as "that Hyde kid".

Fanfiction
  • Carl in Black Crayons. But he quickly learns that Annabelle doesn't get scared, she gets mad.

Film

Literature
  • Joe Guire in How To Eat Fried Worms.

Live-Action TV

Music
  • The titular character in Something Corporate's "If You C Jordan".

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Western Animation


Orange-Blue ContrastAn Index OrangeRed-Headed Hero
Red Filter of DoomPaint the Index RedRed-Headed Hero
Heroes Want RedheadsHair ColorsRed-Headed Hero
Loving BullyThe BullySchoolyard Bully All Grown Up
Red Eyes, Take WarningAdministrivia/No Real Life Examples, Please!Red-Headed Hero

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