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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 suverted 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 Best Friend, Dianah.
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy:
  • 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 has incredible drive and passion. Ironically, Animology calls these traits blue fox.
  • Kiva from Megas XLR, the series' tough and determined resident Action Girl.
  • Mike, Lu & Og averted by Mike. While being a sports loving red haired girl, she is acutally calm and rather laid-back, compared to some shorter-tempered brunette princess named Lu. Though there are a few times when she's pushed over the edge like in "Sultans of Swat" and "To Serve Lu".
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • Rainbow Dash is a tomboy with tons of attitude, and though her mane has enough colors to fit her name, her bangs are warmer colors (red, orange, and yellow) and are more prominent, while the cooler colors (green, blue, and purple) are mostly hidden behind her neck.
    • Sunset Shimmer is ambitious, testy, sarcastic, hot-tempered, and red-haired — although admittedly her hair's about an even mix of red and yellow.
  • 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.
  • 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 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).
  • The Powerpuff Girls:
    • Averted by calm, rational, redheaded Blossom. The 'fiery' one though is the brunette-haired Buttercup. Although she insists that she IS a fiery redhead in one of the interview promos for The Movie.
    • Played straight with Princess Morbucks, who throws a tantrum when she doesn't get what she wants.
  • 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.
  • Groundskeeper Willie from The Simpsons, Springfield Elementary's cantankerous Violent Glaswegian janitor.
  • 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: 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 all together 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 a love of combat, and turns into a maroon tank.


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