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  • Taken literally with the hot-tempered and red-headed Flame Princess in Adventure Time who often swings between adorable & cute and angry & violent.
  • Inverted by Philly Phil from Classof 3000, who is a redhead and a mellow if eccentric fellow.
  • Numbuh 86 in Codename: Kids Next Door, an Irish girl with a mass of curly red hair. She is very well-known for having a fiery temper.
  • Danny Phantom: Averted by Jasmine "Jazz" Fenton. She wasn't a spitfire. She was a stuck-up (but caring) know-it-all.
  • Daria: Quinn Morgendorffer, when she gets really worked up. Usually subverted though, since she acts more like a Dumb Blonde, despite having orange red hair.
  • Darkwing Duck:
    • Darkwing's adopted daughter Gosalyn. She is fierce and spirited and has red hair.
    • Averted by the show's other notable red-haired character, Launchpad, who is a Gentle Giant.
  • Dexter's Laboratory: Dexter's family is split evenly between this and the Dumb Blonde stereotype; he and his mother are fiery redheads and his sister and dad are happy-go-lucky yellow-haired ditzes.
  • Averted by Sheila the Thief, of the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon, for she is not as much a boisterous fighter as her blonde little brother, Bobby...or her black friend, Dianah.
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy:
    • Sarah is violent, screams a lot and has a Hair-Trigger Temper.
    • Lee Kanker is a reckless, Hot-Blooded bully who also qualifies as Evil Redhead.
    • Kevin can be also considered one. Though he's much calmer than the other two above, he has his fair share of his short-tempered moments, which are often caused by the Eds, most especially Eddy.
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  • Vicky from The Fairly Oddparents, Timmy's loud, violent, and sadistic babysitter.
  • Lois Griffin from Family Guy has shades of this when her patience with Peter is at her limit, especially in the first Christmas special when she completely loses it and goes on a destructive mini-rampage.
    • Averted hard to the point of an inversion or Stereotype Flip with the McShooty's bartender in the Family Guy episode "Internal Affairs". She greets the gang in a very friendly manner, Quagmire mistakes her for this trope and makes an off-color joke and she runs off, sobbing, apparently traumatized by the encounter. Even Quagmire's "okay, so she's a regular woman" still isn't quite accurate.
  • Kaeloo: Averted with Eugly, who despite having red hair is actually the most docile, kind and calm character on the show.
  • Kim Possible:
    • Kim herself has red hair, and she also has incredible drive and passion. Ironically, Animology calls these traits "blue fox".
    • Kim's mother Anne is an inversion; she also has red hair, but she's generally calmer and more put together than her brown-haired husband.
  • Kiva from Megas XLR, the series' tough and determined resident Action Girl.
  • Mike, Lu & Og: Mike is an inversion. While being a sports-loving red haired girl, she is actually calm and rather laid-back, compared to the shorter-tempered brunette princess Lu. Though there are a few times when she's pushed over the edge like in "Sultans of Swat" and "To Serve Lu".
  • Over the Garden Wall: The ending sequence reveals that Beatrice has red hair as a human, which combined with her already shown snarky and easily angered personality puts her in this trope.
  • Pepper Ann: Pepper Ann Pearson, though she's more spacy and neurotic than fiery. In the uniform episode she admits that it's auburn, which other characters agree to once she tries to take credit for being the trope.
  • Phineas and Ferb: Candance. Her long hair is more orange than red, but she is still an overactive girl.
  • The Powerpuff Girls:
    • Princess Morbucks. She’s as antagonistic as she is angry, always hotheaded, whiny, and incredibly bratty.
    • Blossom is an inversion. She's the more level-headed of them girls, though she can get a bit angry at times.
  • Ready Jet Go!: Jet Propulsion has fiery red hair. However, he isn't angry per se, he's moreso excitable and passionate, making him a subversion.
  • Recess:
    • Subverted with Gretchen, as she's pretty easygoing, unless you make her really mad. She and raven-haired Spinelli actually swap their normal hair tropes: Gretchen's the brainy one (who was going to have black hair originally), while Spinelli's the fiery one. Played straight with Ashley Q.
    • As flashbacks show us, Miss Finster was a redhead, and still fiery.
  • Rocket Power: Mackenzie Benders is an ankle biter with a bitter attitude.
  • Rocko's Modern Life: Bev Bighead can become this at times, mostly when she's irritated with Ed.
  • Samurai Jack: The Scotsman is a loud, brutish warrior (and about the closest thing Jack has to a friend). Then there's his wife, who's even louder and more bad-tempered than he is.
  • The Simpsons features Groundskeeper Willie, a Violent Glaswegian with the requisite Scottish red hair.
  • South Park:
    • Kyle is this (though his huge red Jewfro is normally covered by his hat), often instigated as a result of Cartman's bigotry or greed. This can lead to his own Jerkass tendencies, approaching Knight Templar at times. His mother, too, is a full-blown fiery Jewish Knight Templar redhead.
    • Harrison Yates, South Park's red-haired police sergeant, is far more brutal than actually competent.
    • Darryl Weathers is a "Pissed Off White Trash Redneck Conservative" who incessantly screams about how "THEY TOOK OUR JOBS!"
    • Craig's father Thomas Tucker can be pretty fiery whenever someone pisses him off. He also had a habit of Flipping the Bird to whoever annoyed him in the earlier seasons.
    • Kenny's mother Carol McCormick can be this too. She's an alcoholic who often butts heads with her husband.
    • Recurring Character Skeeter is a redhead who tends to get passionately angry over insanely petty and nonsensical things.
  • Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends: Taken almost as literally as one possibly can with Firestar (she has brown hair in her human form).
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Death Watch member (and Duchess Satine's sister) Bo-Katan Kryze. Even though she is usually calm, she somewhat fits as a Fiery Redhead due to being a rather aggressive character. Also is an Evil Redhead.
  • Stunt Dawgs: Sizzle, especially since she uses explosives!
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy hilariously inverts the Fiery Redhead and Dumb Blonde trope with the two titular characters. Redheaded Billy is dumb and blonde-haired Mandy is more fiery (although Billy does have his moments of fits of rage).
  • Headstrong, passionate, and excitable Ray Stantz becomes one in The Real Ghostbusters and its 90s successor Extreme Ghostbusters thanks to an Adaptation Dye-Job (his hair is brown [Dan Aykroyd's natural hair color] in the movies). Ditto the Ghostbusters' Sassy Secretary Janine Melnitz, though to a lesser extent as her hair was already a reddish-brown color in the first movie.
  • Doyle Blackwell from The Secret Saturdays, Zak's confident and reckless Cool Uncle.
  • The Smurfs: Sassette was this before Papa Smurf changed her into a real Smurf. That's where she gets her name. Averted in the comic books, where she is more chatty than bratty when she was first created.
  • Time Squad: While Otto is generally outgoing and friendly towards everyone around him, he doesn't appreciate it when adults are mean to him or do something incredibly stupid. Sometimes, the attitude towards these types of people are just plain spiteful. He will often argue and lose his temper altogether a few times. Sometimes, he will work out a plan that has the sole purpose of simply humiliating someone, let alone get a mission completed.
  • Izzy on the Total Drama series is well known and well loved for her hyperactive and unpredictable personality. In Revenge of the Island, the normally level-headed Zoey can get this way when provoked.
  • Totally Spies!:
    • Subverted since the redhead Sam is a Badass Bookworm and the brains of the group.
    • However, Gabriella seems to be more spitfire than her daughter mentioned above.
  • The Transformers Generation 1:
    • Cliffjumper is a hotheaded little red Autobot who is extremely paranoid and eager to blindly charge into a fight.
    • Ironhide is a crusty old veteran, but is also eager to wade into a good fight. Has a red 'helmet' and main body.
    • Hot Rod is brash, impetuous, and outspoken as a young Autobot, and retains a primarily red/magenta color. Averted later as he becomes solidly brick red as Rodimus Prime, but also becomes more morose, brooding, and jaded.
    • Warpath is a shouty Boisterous Bruiser with no subtlety and love of combat and turns into a maroon tank.
  • Inverted in Fireman Sam - the red-haired Sam is very calm and level-headed, while the also ginger Norman is more mischievous than hot-tempered.


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