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* ''Film/FoxyBrown'' (the character of the film, not the rapper) was not as much of an example as Coffy, as she [[RealityEnsues actually did get roughed up a lot more often]], but in the end she does win and does so with her fro intact.

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* ''Film/FoxyBrown'' (the character of the film, not the rapper) was not as much of an example as Coffy, as she [[RealityEnsues [[SurprisinglyRealisticOutcome actually did get roughed up a lot more often]], but in the end she does win and does so with her fro intact.


* A Chilean ice-cream brand promoted their new chocolate and pineapple ice-creams via a BlaxploitationParody ad. The male lead ("Manso negro" aka "Huge Black Dude", [[ValuesDissonance with the "negro" word not having the same negative implications as in A Certain Word]]), was a badass SoulBrotha with LennonSpecs and a huge afro. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-pe_QWsE5U See it here.]]

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* A Chilean ice-cream brand promoted their new chocolate and pineapple ice-creams via a BlaxploitationParody ad. The male lead ("Manso negro" aka "Huge Black Dude", [[ValuesDissonance with the "negro" word not having the same negative implications as in A Certain Word]]), was a badass SoulBrotha with LennonSpecs sunglasses and a huge afro. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-pe_QWsE5U See it here.]]


* Music/JimiHendrix had a huge part in popularizing the Afro. He was also a genuine asskicker, having had much shorter hair a few years earlier as a paratrooper.

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* Music/JimiHendrix had a huge part in popularizing the Afro.afro. He was also a genuine asskicker, having had much shorter hair a few years earlier as a paratrooper.



* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': The Demoman can enter firefights with an afro if the player so chooses.

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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': The Demoman can enter firefights with an a Music/JimiHendrix-style afro if the player so chooses.


* Afro-Man from ''Afro-Man And The Protectors Of The Book Of Knowledge'', though he's more like a [[BadButt "butt" kicker]], he is nonetheless the most competent superhero in a world full of them and responsible for thwarting things like {{alien invasion}}s.

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* Afro-Man from ''Afro-Man And The and the Protectors Of The of the Book Of of Knowledge'', though he's more like a [[BadButt "butt" kicker]], he is nonetheless the most competent superhero in a world full of them and responsible for thwarting things like {{alien invasion}}s.

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* ''Anime/{{Megalo Box}}'': "Gearless" Joe sports a black afro in the first season. He's also a Megaloboxer who decides to fight in Megalonia, a Megaloboxing tournament, [[BadassNormal without using Gear.]]


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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanSoulOfTheDragon'': Fitting for the [[TheSeventies 70's]] setting, Ben Turner / Bronze Tiger has an afro and an expert martial artist. As said so by himself, always eager to whoop someone's ass.
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanSoulOfTheDragon'': Fitting for the[[TheSeventies 70's]] setting, Ben Turner / Bronze Tiger has an afro and an expert martial artist. As said so by himself, always eager to whoop someone's ass.
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanSoulOfTheDragon'': Fitting for the[[TheSeventies 70's]] setting, Ben Turner / Bronze Tiger has an afro and an expert martial artist. As said so by himself, always eager to whoop someone's ass.
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%%* Creator/SamuelLJackson's character in ''Film/PulpFiction'', subverts this with a Jheri curl. Apparently they tried dozens of afro wigs and couldn't find anything they liked. They tried the Jheri curl last, almost as a joke, and decided it was perfect.

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%%* * Creator/SamuelLJackson's character in ''Film/PulpFiction'', subverts this with has a Jheri curl.curl rather than a true afro but is still a badass. Apparently they tried dozens of afro wigs and couldn't find anything they liked. They tried the Jheri curl last, almost as a joke, and decided it was perfect.


* ComicBook/MistyKnight and ComicBook/MonicaRambeau from the Franchise/MarvelUniverse. Whereas Monica has updated her hairstyle each decade, Misty's afro is so iconic (she was Marvel's answer to the Blaxploitation craze), she has kept it up to the present day.

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* ComicBook/MistyKnight ComicBook/MistyKnight, ComicBook/MonicaRambeau, and ComicBook/MonicaRambeau [[ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire Luke Cage]] from the Franchise/MarvelUniverse. Whereas Monica has updated her hairstyle each decade, Misty's afro is so iconic (she was Marvel's answer to the Blaxploitation craze), she has kept it up to the present day. Cage, meanwhile, has simply [[BaldOfAwesome shaved his head]] and regards his Afro days as something of an OldShame (though more because of [[IWasQuiteAFashionVictim outfit]] he wore with it than the Afro itself).


** Then in the Davy Back Fight, when Luffy had a boxing match, it was decided he should wear an afro wig, since [[MagicFeather that would make him stronger]].[[spoiler: It was PlayedForLaughs [[FunnyAfro at first]], but it ultimately worked.]]

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** Then in the Davy Back Fight, when Luffy had a boxing match, it was decided he should wear an afro wig, since [[MagicFeather that would make him stronger]].[[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It was PlayedForLaughs [[FunnyAfro at first]], but it ultimately worked.]]



* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'': Shimaru Saito, a high-ranked member of the shinsengumi and a very competent fighter, sport a afro.

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* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'': Shimaru Saito, a high-ranked member of the shinsengumi and a very competent fighter, sport a sports an afro.


** There's Brook, a [[DemBones skeleton]]. Even after his death his afro remained due to having [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum "Deep roots"]]. His hair is actually a plot point as, being a skeleton, he will be no longer recognisable to the [[ItMakesSenseInContext whale he met 50 years ago]] except for his afro; due to him being an skeleton, it won't grow back if damaged. He does anything he can to protect his afro. Luckily for him he has all the strength of living body with all the weight he's lost from being reduced to bones and hair, which is to say he's [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum really strong]].

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** There's Brook, a [[DemBones skeleton]]. Even after his death his afro remained due to having [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum "Deep roots"]]. His hair is actually a plot point as, being a skeleton, he will be no longer recognisable to the [[ItMakesSenseInContext whale he met 50 years ago]] except for his afro; due to him being an skeleton, it won't grow back if damaged. He does anything he can to protect his afro. Luckily for him he has all the strength of a living body with all the weight he's lost from being reduced to bones and hair, which is to say he's [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum really strong]].


So why do countless badasses, many of whom [[IKnowKarate know karate]], have them? Because they're [[RuleOfFunny funny]] and [[RuleOfCool awesome]]. A sub-trope of Funny Afro, an Afro Asskicker [[UrExample originated]] in either Africa or from the African diaspora in Asia but [[TropeMaker solidified]] in America's {{Blaxploitation}} era and are usually black Americans and / or connected to the tropes JiveTurkey, SoulBrotha and SassyBlackWoman. One thing you don't want to do to an Afro Asskicker is [[NobodyTouchesTheHair mess with their hair]]. They can be [[BerserkButton rather sensitive]] about it and it will make them fight even harder. (A case of TruthInTelevision, mostly resulting from the fact that afros take a long time to style and must be attended to every day; messing with one undoes up to an hour's worth of work).

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So why do countless badasses, many of whom [[IKnowKarate know karate]], have them? Because they're [[RuleOfFunny funny]] and [[RuleOfCool awesome]]. A sub-trope of Funny Afro, an Afro Asskicker [[UrExample originated]] in either Africa or from the African diaspora in Asia but [[TropeMaker [[TropeMakers solidified]] in America's {{Blaxploitation}} era and are usually black Americans and / or connected to the tropes JiveTurkey, SoulBrotha and SassyBlackWoman. One thing you don't want to do to an Afro Asskicker is [[NobodyTouchesTheHair mess with their hair]]. They can be [[BerserkButton rather sensitive]] about it and it will make them fight even harder. (A case of TruthInTelevision, mostly resulting from the fact that afros take a long time to style and must be attended to every day; messing with one undoes up to an hour's worth of work).



** There's [[spoiler:former]] Fleet Admiral Sengoku, though you rarely see it as he wears a hat. He leads the AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Marines [[spoiler:and later shows that he ate a Devil Fruit that gave him the ability to turn into a giant golden Buddha-like moving statue, afro and all.]]

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** There's [[spoiler:former]] Fleet Admiral Sengoku, though you rarely see it as he wears a hat. He leads the AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Marines [[spoiler:and later shows that he ate a Devil Fruit that gave him the ability to turn into a giant golden Buddha-like moving statue, afro and all.]]all]].



* ''Film/UndercoverBrother'', of as told by the page quote, [[BerserkButton damaging his Afro is a good way to catch a beatdown.

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* ''Film/UndercoverBrother'', of ''Film/UndercoverBrother''; as told evidenced by the page quote, [[BerserkButton damaging his Afro is a good way to catch a beatdown.beatdown]].



* Congo Elandon, Ernie Ladd, Raúl Castillo, Jean Kirkland, Wrestling/AndreTheGiant, [[Wrestling/{{GLOW}} Big Bad Mama, Mountain Fiji]], Mohammed Yone, Wrestling/CarlitoColon, Louis Lyndon, [[Wrestling/PrimeTimePlayers Darren Young]], The Human Tornado, Orlando Jordan, D-Ray 3000, The Wrestling/JunkyardDog, Wrestling/JayLethal, [[Wrestling/XavierWoods Consequences Creed]], Kyoko Kimura, [[Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE HUSTLE Kamen Green]], Marti Belle, Wrestling/SugarDunkerton, Wrestling/{{Meng}}, Grizzled Youth, Sabian, Abe Jackson, Rhett Giddins and Wrestling/TheWildSamoans were known for having these while they wrestled. Wrestling/AliciaFox occasionally wrestled with an afro as well.

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* Congo Elandon, Ernie Ladd, Raúl Castillo, Jean Kirkland, Wrestling/AndreTheGiant, [[Wrestling/{{GLOW}} Big Bad Mama, Mountain Fiji]], Mohammed Yone, Wrestling/CarlitoColon, Louis Lyndon, [[Wrestling/PrimeTimePlayers Darren Young]], Wrestling/DarrenYoung, The Human Tornado, Orlando Jordan, D-Ray 3000, The Wrestling/JunkyardDog, Wrestling/JayLethal, [[Wrestling/XavierWoods Consequences Creed]], Kyoko Kimura, [[Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE HUSTLE Kamen Green]], Marti Belle, Wrestling/SugarDunkerton, Wrestling/{{Meng}}, Grizzled Youth, Sabian, Abe Jackson, Rhett Giddins and Wrestling/TheWildSamoans were known for having these while they wrestled. Wrestling/AliciaFox occasionally wrestled with an afro as well.



* Huey Freeman and Bushido Brown from the ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks''. That said, Huey tends to end up losing by attrition against any accomplished adult martial artist, he nonetheless managed to outperform an sports team in a [[SeriouslyBusiness comically violent]] game of kick ball. A Team that has members of ''Black Water Mercenary Company'' on it. And Busido Brown, he's one of those accomplished adult martial artists, who can take on entire armed gangs with nothing but a sword and even shrugs off being electrocuted by Freeman.

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* Huey Freeman and Bushido Brown from the ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks''. That said, Huey tends to end up losing by attrition against any accomplished adult martial artist, he nonetheless managed to outperform an sports team in a [[SeriouslyBusiness [[SeriousBusiness comically violent]] game of kick ball. A Team that has members of ''Black Water Mercenary Company'' on it. And Busido Brown, he's one of those accomplished adult martial artists, who can take on entire armed gangs with nothing but a sword and even shrugs off being electrocuted by Freeman.



* Wrestling/GeorgeForeman, the heavyweight champion of the world, in his prime. * UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli and Yannick Noah had smaller, compact Afros in their boxing primes.

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* Wrestling/GeorgeForeman, Creator/GeorgeForeman, the heavyweight champion of the world, in his prime. * UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli and Yannick Noah had smaller, compact Afros in their boxing primes.


So why do countless badasses, many of whom [[IKnowKarate know karate]], have them? Because they're [[RuleOfFunny funny]] and [[RuleOfCool awesome]]. A sub-trope of FunnyAfro, an Afro Asskicker [[UrExample originated]] in either Africa or from the African diaspora in Asia but [[TropeMaker solidified]] in America's {{Blaxploitation}} era and are usually black Americans and / or connected to the tropes JiveTurkey, SoulBrotha and SassyBlackWoman. One thing you don't want to do to an Afro Asskicker is [[NobodyTouchesTheHair mess with their hair]]. They can be [[BerserkButton rather sensitive]] about it and it will make them fight even harder. (A case of TruthInTelevision, mostly resulting from the fact that afros take a long time to style and must be attended to every day; messing with one undoes up to an hour's worth of work).

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So why do countless badasses, many of whom [[IKnowKarate know karate]], have them? Because they're [[RuleOfFunny funny]] and [[RuleOfCool awesome]]. A sub-trope of FunnyAfro, Funny Afro, an Afro Asskicker [[UrExample originated]] in either Africa or from the African diaspora in Asia but [[TropeMaker solidified]] in America's {{Blaxploitation}} era and are usually black Americans and / or connected to the tropes JiveTurkey, SoulBrotha and SassyBlackWoman. One thing you don't want to do to an Afro Asskicker is [[NobodyTouchesTheHair mess with their hair]]. They can be [[BerserkButton rather sensitive]] about it and it will make them fight even harder. (A case of TruthInTelevision, mostly resulting from the fact that afros take a long time to style and must be attended to every day; messing with one undoes up to an hour's worth of work).


So why do countless badasses, many of whom [[IKnowKarate know karate]], have them? Because they're [[RuleOfFunny funny]] and [[RuleOfCool awesome]]. A sub-trope of FunnyAfro, an Afro Asskicker originated in America's {{Blaxploitation}} era and are usually black Americans and / or connected to the tropes JiveTurkey, SoulBrotha and SassyBlackWoman. One thing you don't want to do to an Afro Asskicker is [[NobodyTouchesTheHair mess with their hair]]. They can be [[BerserkButton rather sensitive]] about it and it will make them fight even harder. (A case of TruthInTelevision, mostly resulting from the fact that afros take a long time to style and must be attended to every day; messing with one undoes up to an hour's worth of work).

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So why do countless badasses, many of whom [[IKnowKarate know karate]], have them? Because they're [[RuleOfFunny funny]] and [[RuleOfCool awesome]]. A sub-trope of FunnyAfro, an Afro Asskicker originated [[UrExample originated]] in either Africa or from the African diaspora in Asia but [[TropeMaker solidified]] in America's {{Blaxploitation}} era and are usually black Americans and / or connected to the tropes JiveTurkey, SoulBrotha and SassyBlackWoman. One thing you don't want to do to an Afro Asskicker is [[NobodyTouchesTheHair mess with their hair]]. They can be [[BerserkButton rather sensitive]] about it and it will make them fight even harder. (A case of TruthInTelevision, mostly resulting from the fact that afros take a long time to style and must be attended to every day; messing with one undoes up to an hour's worth of work).



* Wrestling/PamperoFirpo wrestled with a mix between an afro and WildHair.

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* Wrestling/PamperoFirpo wrestled with a mix between an afro and WildHair. He took no care of the thing and didn't care much for what happened to it in the ring.



* [[Wrestling/KiaStevens Amazing Kong]] has wrestled with twin afro puffs (perhaps getting her Lady Of Rage on, see the music section). Joseline Navarro used the look during one of Kong's "[[TenMinuteRetirement retirements]]".

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* [[Wrestling/KiaStevens Amazing Kong]] has wrestled with twin afro puffs (perhaps getting her Lady Of Rage on, see the music section). Joseline Navarro used the look during one of Kong's "[[TenMinuteRetirement retirements]]".retirements]]" and earned herself a title shot against Kong's former TagTeam partner [[Wrestling/CarleneMoore Jazz]].



* Mr. Niebla either cut out the top of his mask for one or had an afro wig integrated into his mask during his 2009 run with Peste Negra.
* Jimi Mayhem styled his afro after [[Film/TheLastDragon Sho'nuff]] and not only wore it during wrestling matches but also in a fight with ''the'' Bruce [=LeRoy=]

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* Mr. Niebla either cut out the top of his mask for one or had an afro wig integrated into his mask during his 2009 run with Peste Negra.
Negra. Nothing that happened in his wrestling matches was enough to make him stop.
* Jimi Mayhem styled his afro after [[Film/TheLastDragon Sho'nuff]] and not only wore it during wrestling matches but also in a fight with ''the'' Bruce [=LeRoy=][=LeRoy=], who accepted after Mayhem defeated his client Wrestling/JimmyWangYang.



%%* Tiger Jackson from ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''

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%%* * Tiger Jackson from ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' can keep his Afro intact while playing capoeira and is no less capable than the "main" capoeira player Eddy.

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