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  • Anne Shirley in the anime version of Anne of Green Gables, who, in turn, is based on Anne Shirley in the novel series Anne of Green Gables, mentioned in the literature section.
  • Mikage "Sakura" Sakurai in Asteroid in Love is a downplayed example. She has red hair and a sharp tongue, and isn't above slapping or flicking the others when she's frustrated. The downplayed point is that she's actually a Tsundere.
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  • Ladonia from Axis Powers Hetalia is not only a Bratty Half-Pint and Spoiled Brat prone to throwing tantrums when things don't go his way, but an incredibly bold and precocious child who in his introduction demands to be made leader of the micronation group. He's also notable for being the first unambiguously redheaded character in a series rife with Hair Color Dissonance.
  • Bleach: Renji and Jinta are both as Hot-Blooded as they come and have the scarlet hair to match.
    • In the last chapter, the Little Miss Badass Ichika turns out to be quite the adorable spitfire. It's completely justified: she is Renji and Rukia's daughter.
  • Heavy weapons specialist and bazooka aficionado Koume Sawaguchi from Blue Seed. She even had an In-Series Nickname - "The Hurricane" - from her time in the Japanese Self-Defense Force, where she worked before she was discharged due to insubordination and transferred to the TAC.
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  • Brain Powerd's Hime Utsumiya is not quite as fiery as other examples listed above, but she still has an outgoing personality (and won't hesitate to call out Yuu when necessary) and is an excellent fighter despite her preference for diplomacy.
  • Stella Vermillion from Chivalry of a Failed Knight is a emotional, passionate and hot-headed red-haired Action Girl, with a Hair-Trigger Temper and even pyrokinetic powers that have the side-effect of allowing her to become Burning with Anger. She initially seems like she'd dial the trope further up by being a Tsundere, but the tsuntsun side practically vanishes after Ikki confesses to her, making her more or less 100% sweet and affectionate to him from then on.
  • Satella from Chrono Crusade, a tsundere and "jewel witch".
  • Kallen Kouzuki/Stadtfeld from Code Geass. In fact, everything about her is red, from her rebel headband to her mecha ("Guren", which means Crimson Lotus) - even the outfits she wears are associated with the color red. Her Japanese name, Kouzuki, means "Red Moon". She is also quite hot-headed and fiery in personality.
    • Shirley as well. She's also based partially on Anne Shirley (note the name).
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  • The titular character from Cutey Honey. No matter what hair colour she has, she's still very fiery.
  • Sara Yuki of Dancougar has literal red hair and matches Fujiwara Shinobu in spirit.
  • Kotori from Date A Live fits, being both highly energetic and passionate as Shidou's sister, and having a temper as the Commmander. We find out she has fire powers later also.
  • Ruki Makino (a.k.a. Rika Nonaka) from Digimon Tamers started as an Arrogant Kung Fu Girl, and through all the series she remained as a Tomboy Action Girl always willing to fight.
  • Dirty Pair has Kei, who makes up the tomboy half of the Lovely Angels and is known for her hair-trigger temper and her itchier trigger finger.
  • Dragon Ball Z has Recoome, one of the members of the Ginyu Force. He takes his fights against Vegeta, Krillin, and Gohan... a bit too seriously, to say the least.
  • Terrence, the hero of Dreamland, subverts this: he is a redhead and has fiery powers, but is nonchalant and not really eager to fight. Eve, however, plays the trope straight.
  • Lucy from Elfen Lied is a homicidally Fiery Redhead (or more specifically, hot pink head). She could also be counted as an Evil Redhead.
  • El-Hazard: The Magnificent World: As the great Fire Priestess of Mt. Moldune, Shayla Shayla is a literal example, whose powers intensify, to match her disposition. Meaning, the angrier, or more excited she becomes during a fight, the brighter and hotter her flames BURN.
  • From Fairy Tail, definitely Erza, and Natsu too if you count pink.
  • Fatal Fury: Mai is usually a subversion. But in the second film and The Movie, she's portrayed as outgoing and outspoken, and has fire based attacks to top it off. Though her actual fighting ability tends to leave a lot to be desired. However, in the games themselves, she usually has either brown, or black hair (with purple highlights), but her cheerful, combative personality is the same and she's a certified Action Girl.
  • Kyo Sohma from Fruits Basket. He may be male, but he practically is this trope.
  • Nami from Full Metal Panic!, who encompasses most of the cliches that go with it. Hot tempered, passionate about what she does, outgoing, and fiery...the only thing is that, she's not nearly as violent as Tsundere Kaname and, more often than not, actually tries to be gentle and nice around Sousuke, the guy she likes.
    • That might have something to do with the fact that, in the original novels, she doesn't have red hair — her hair is described as "brown and unkempt". The red version was strictly the illustrator's fault. Then again, in the novels, Kaname doesn't have blue hair, either...
  • Gugure! Kokkuri-san's Jimeko sports orange hair and is a tsundere.
  • Averted with Mikuru from Haruhi Suzumiya, who is probably the meekest, most timid member of the main cast and definitely a contrast to the fiery brunette main character.
  • Leccee from Heavy Metal L-Gaim was a quite temperamental redhead, especially when Kyao or someone else -coughAmucough- got her annoyed.
  • Subverted with Rias Gremory of High School D×D. Normally, she's overall rather level-headed and seldom raises her voice even when she's serious. She does, however, bring this out when it comes with Issei, but even then she does grow out of it to an extent later in the series.
  • Misaki Yata of K, a fire-wielding Red Clansman. He's hot-headed to the point of doing the Leeroy Jenkins routine fairly often, being called out as a fool on more occasions than one.
    • The Red King, Mikoto Suoh, is an interesting example - he's always sleeping, and when he's awake, he's incredibly calm, but he still manages to come off as incredibly fiery. It's this apparent contradiction - the calmness and intensity at the same time - that makes him seem like such a badass, and makes so many people want to follow him as his Clansmen.
  • Ayano Kannagi from Kaze no Stigma is a red-haired fire magic user.
  • Admiral Bittenfeld from Legend of Galactic Heroes and Alliance soldier Katerose von Kreutzer. Averted with Admiral Kircheis, a fellow redhead.
  • Lyrical Nanoha has Vita, Teana, Agito, and Nove, who are all redheads with short fuses. For an extra kick, Agito is a literal fire elemental.
    • Nove's sister, Wendi, also has red hair. Unlike the other examples, she's quite cheerful.
  • Although Hikaru Shidou of Magic Knight Rayearth is normally a friendly Genki Girl, she is also very Hot-Blooded and gets mad when someone or something hurts her friends. Fittingly, her Elemental Powers are all about fire.
  • Asuna of Mahou Sensei Negima!. The series also has Anya, who's both a fire-user and very feisty.
  • Mai Tokiha of Mai Hime is a subversion: she's a redhead with fire-based powers and presented as an example of this trope in the first episode with her violent outbursts at Yuuichi, but after that, she's shown to be compassionate and caring and remains that way until things go really bad for her and everyone else.
    • The manga plays it a bit straighter, giving Mai more of a loose temper that her anime counterpart, kept under better control. Both versions were played as "gutsy" and "passionate", which could fall under the redhead stereotype.
  • Maken-ki!: Minori is another literal example, who's Maken gives her the "firepower" to match her hair color and disposition. The last thing anyone wants is piss her off. Ouken Yamato can attest to that better than anyone.
  • Both of the Grant brothers in Marmalade Boy, but specially Brian. Michael is more of a Keet.
  • Kobayashi from Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid can get very passionate about her love of maids, though only when she's drunk. Otherwise, she's The Stoic.
  • Master of Mosquiton: Inaho, is a textbook short-tempered bossy tsundere example, who drags the hapless vampire all over the globe with her, in search of the O-part to gain eternal youth. But she's not as bad as she first seems, as several episodes show that she isn't simply doing it vanity's sake. The reason she wants eternal youth so badly, is because she's in love with Mosquiton and wants to be together with him, for all time.
  • Mushoku Tensei gives us Eris Grayrat, a very violent and passionate redhaired oujo. She ends up being called Mad Dog.
  • Naruto:
    • Naruto's mother, Kushina, was one of these, though she mellowed (slightly) with age. She was nicknamed "the Bloody Habanero/the Red Hot-blooded Habanero" because her face resembled a tomato...and because she beat the pulp out of every person that called her "Tomatohead". And sometimes, her hair is floating and has the form of fire.
    • Tayuya of the Sound Five. It's hard for her to go a scene without insulting someone.
    • Karin is a more current example. Sometimes.
    • Sakura, even though she actually has pink hair and not red hair. Then again, she does always dress in red.
    • Karui seemed kind of hotheaded when she was beating the crap out of the titular character.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion:
  • Mana the tomboy in Onegai My Melody: a martial arts expert who is not adverse to using her kicks.
  • Nami from One Piece. Even her punches are emotionally charged.
  • Phantom Quest Corp.: Downplayed with Ayaka. She's typically easygoing and somewhat irresponsible, offset by having a short fuse and volatile temper.
  • Pokémon: Misty played the trope straight in the anime, often by griping at Ash for the damage to her bike, or simply chewing him out for his general lack of common sense.
    • Flannery, on the other hand, does use Fire-types. Both typecasting and hotheadedness worked to her detriment in Pokémon Adventures back at Mt. Chimney, but she puts up a fight while stalling Kyogre later on.
    I'm not afraid of you! Just come and face me... Sapphire!
    • Jessie, the most badass member of the Team Rocket trio.
    • Zoey qualifies delightfully.
  • Fujimoto from Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea is a crotchety old Omnicidal Maniac with a long, flowing red mane.
  • Himeno from Prétear, another Junichi Sato Magical Girl anime, is a fiery redheaded hero as well.
  • Seira Morimura from Princess Nine. Fits since she is hot-tempered.
  • Ahiru from Princess Tutu isn't very strong in terms of combat, but she otherwise fits the description perfectly. (And she does catch the local Jerkass off guard once).
  • The titular character from Project A-ko.
  • Kyouko from Puella Magi Madoka Magica. While an Expy of the trope image Asuka in terms of personality and color scheme, her hair is more of a deep maroon than Asuka's more coppery tone. She's even themed around fire, too.
  • Ranma ½ sort of has the titular character. As a teenager who was raised his entire life to fight and win in martial arts duels, Ranma Saotome has the general hot-headed, impulsive, passionate personality to fit into this trope. However, in his normal form, he's a black-haired boy. Thanks to Jusenkyo and an Adaptation Dye-Job, he can gain the right sex and hair color and loses none of the attitude that lets him qualify.
  • Also subverted by pacifist Kenshin from Rurouni Kenshin.
  • In Saint Beast, Maya has a tendency to throw tantrums when things don't go his way.
  • Lirin of Saiyuki definitely qualifies. While most of her behavior is more like "annoying", she has a hair-trigger temper and will scream at or drop boulders on people who annoy her.
  • Nobunaga of Sengoku Otome was told to squeeze a pipe to calm her down whenever she became frustrated. She does this, but it doesn't stop her from threatening ghosts who aren't scared of her stories.
  • Shana, the Flame-Haired, Fire-Eyed demon huntress from Shakugan no Shana, though she's actually a brunette when she's not using her powers.
  • Tiara, the heroine of Shamanic Princess, is a very powerful Full-Contact Magic user with a penchant for slasher smiles and taunting her opponents. It's a good thing she's up against Anti-Magic users and nigh-incomprehensible gods, or the story would be over really quick.
  • Shōnen Onmyōji has this in the shikigami Guren/Toada as well as Takeshi.
  • Kiddy Phenil of Silent Möbius, but only in the TV series. Her hair is green in every other version.
  • Kyouko Mogami from Skip Beat!, even if, in reality, her hair is black. After her Important Haircut, she turns out to be extremely fiery.
  • Lina Inverse from Slayers. Bonus points because she has a tendency to make everything go into flames when she's really pissed off.
    • It doesn't take much to piss her off either. She once let off a fireball in restaraunt because a fight broke out and her food got spilled.She had to be physically stopped from using one of the most powerful spells out there, called the Dragon Slave, on one of her friends because she wouldn't go back to her employer pretending Lina beat her.
  • So, I Can't Play H!: Lisara Restall is a shinigami, whose hair color is indicative of both her temperament and her ability to wield fire spells; making her another literal example.
  • The Strike Witches canon has at least one in Charlotte Yeager, the 501st Joint Fighter Wing's resident large ham and lightning bruiser.
  • Chocolat from Sugar Sugar Rune
  • Sexy from The Voynich Hotel tries not to be this. She fails miserably and hilariously.
  • Trinity Blood: Astaroth Aslan used to be a redhead when she was young (a traumatic event turned it gray/white, all but a streak). Esther Blanchett also fits, especially in the manga. She has more a grounded personality in the novels.
  • Princess Rubina from UFO Robo Grendizer -one of the Mazinger Z sequels could be quite the spitfire when she was angry. She was the only dared to call the Big Bad out.
  • Angel Salvia from Wedding Peach, although green-haired Angel Daisy is also pretty fiery as well.
  • Masane Amaha from Witchblade is this post-Transformation Sequence.
  • The World is Still Beautiful has the female protagonist Nike who has orange hair and a hot-tempered and strong-willed personality.
  • Another literal example is Rin from Yes! Precure 5. Her hair even turns into a flame-esque style after her transformation.
  • Nakiami from Xam'd: Lost Memories is a subversion. She has red hair, but is taciturn and shows little to no interest in romance. She is an undeniable badass, though...
  • Yuna from Yuki Yuna is a Hero is a spunky Plucky Girl who cares about her friends deeply. Her way of fighting as a Magical Girl mostly involves her punching.
  • The titular character from Aggretsuko is a red panda office lady who keeps a cute and proper appearance but secretly seethes with anger, and in the original shorts, it doesn't take much to set her off. Even her name literally means "fiery child".
  • Subverted by Taiyo in Mission: Yozakura Family. Despite having the outward appearance of a Stock Shōnen Hero, including deep red hair, Idiot Hair, and a scar running across one eye, he's meek and shy until he's pushed. Even after a confidence boost from a month of Training from Hell to catch up with his superhumanly talented in-laws, he's still fairly dour and even-tempered unless Mutsumi is in danger, after which he drops everything to kick the ass of anyone who'd put her in danger.
  • Yoko from Bastard!! Her response to the main character not bouncing back from death fast enough:
    I'm gonna kick your ass!!


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