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"[Kirsten] is a stunningly beautiful woman with dark hair and a fierceness that's both scary and inspiring."
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Look carefully. Is the character dark-haired? Check. Is she tall? Check. Is she aloof? Check. Does she have admirers despite (or maybe because of) her distant behavior? With these characteristics, she fits.

The Aloof Dark-Haired Girl is a fairly common character type combining both appearance and personality. She will generally be taller than her peers, more physically developed, and her hair will be very long and dark. Frequently, her skin will in contrast be very pale. She looks older and more beautiful and meets a certain classic ideal of feminine beauty combining maturity, a quiet attitude, and a combination of long hair and very pale skin.

The Aloof Dark-Haired Girl will not merely look older than her peers, however. Frequently, she will also act more reserved and aloof and thus seem more mature, which may earn her some younger female admirers. It is not uncommon for her to be fond of teasing her peers or acting as their big sister, though in all cases she will still maintain her dignity. Occasionally, she will even look cold and distant, but in this case, she is still probably a nice person deep down. Finally, it is essential to remember that despite the usual popularity of the girl in question, she does not seek it out. Instead, people simply gravitate towards her with admiration.

See Tall, Dark, and Handsome for the Spear Counterpart. Compare Onee-sama and Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette. May lead to Even the Girls Want Her in the right sort of series. Contrast Creepy Loner Girl who has a similar hair and skin color and introverted disposition but is much more volatile in temperament, less fashionable and is looked down on as a weirdo by others.



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    Comic Books 
  • Veronica Lodge in Archie Comics tends to act aloof to her friends due to her social class. Her dad, a self-made man, said he sent her to Riverdale High specifically so she wouldn't end up a snob. It...kinda worked?
  • A large number of characters in the DC Comics:
  • Hero from Democracy. Being a Pythia in training means that a common characteristic about them is that they give mysterious and complicated answers. That doesn't mean, however, that she doesn't care for what going on around her or that she doesn't have feelings for Leander.
  • Elektra is a known Ms. Fanservice with long, dark hair and is generally depicted as precise, perhaps to a fault.
  • Marjane from Persepolis tends to be depressive and distant most of the time once she grows up. Justified as she's fled a war-torn country and deals with xenophobia and sexism from all corners of the world for most of her life.
  • X-23 is pretty, with long, dark hair. She's also very quiet and aloof with her friends and teammates, and when she does speak her words are generally short, precise, and to the point.

    Fan Works 
  • Forum of Thrones:
    • Harpy is this, at least initially. She has dark reddish-brown hair, is a quiet, calm, and reserved woman, but she eventually defrosts, especially towards Jaron.
    • Jenna is another major example of this trope. Being so shy that she barely manages to speak to strangers, this is her natural state and she often comes across as brooding and aloof.
    • Rhonda Upcliff has long black hair, and is aloof, mysterious, and only speaks when directly asked to.
  • The Night Unfurls:
    • Olga Discordia is six feet tall, with ankle-length black hair and a bountiful form. Her pride and aloofness are backed up by her status as the Queen of the Dark Elves, along with her exceptional talent in magic.
    • Inverted for Luu-Luu, who is a tiny Genki Girl with short, curly ginger hair.
  • Princess Luna Equestris of RainbowDoubleDash's Lunaverse. Taller than most anypony, long black hair, and revered by her subjects as their ruler, goddess, and protector against her mad sister.

    Films — Animation 
  • Big Hero 6: Gogo's hair is shorter than most on this list but her stoic, serious nature plays this trope straight.
  • Brave: Elinor is tall, beautiful, has very long dark hair, and possesses a composed and graceful attitude.
  • Frozen (2013): Inverted with Queen Elsa who has Mystical White Hair and starts off emotionally distant. Played for Drama as this attitude was born out of fear of hurting people, especially her younger sister Anna. On a related note, it's heavily implied that if not for her ice magic, her hair would be brunette just like her mother's.
  • The Incredibles: Violet Parr starts off like this before undergoing some Character Development later on in the film. She has long, glossy blue-black hair and is rather shy and withdrawn, and for much of her screentime is quite distant, cold, and emotionally unavailable towards the rest of her family. After she apologizes to Helen for not being able to use her forcefields to protect their plane from being shot down, Helen gives her a You Are Better Than You Think You Are speech, and she slowly but surely begins to come out of her shell after that — she becomes more socially confident, particularly when around her crush Tony Rydinger, and opens up to her family a lot more.
  • Pocahontas: Pocahontas herself is a downplayed example. She is very tall and beautiful, has long black hair that reaches down to her hips, and is extremely calm, composed, and serene most of the time, on top of her tendency to look dignified, graceful, and majestic whenever she stands against the wind. Alongside that, however, she is also quite friendly and open towards others and has a cheeky and free-spirited side to her.
  • In Turning Red, Priya has dark hair, is the second tallest in her friend group, and is The Stoic. She has at least one admirer in the goth girl.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Alex Munday in Charlie's Angels (2000) is the quietest of the eponymous girls and coldly shuns attempts to hit on her from men during the first film (but to be fair, she isn't single).
  • Lady Hideko in The Handmaiden fits. She holds extreme control over her emotions, which she uses as a defense in her situation.
  • The Hunger Games: Katniss Everdeen has dark hair and is rather emotionally distant and closed off from others, due to her numerous trust issues.
  • The Marvel Cinematic Universe has tons of these.
  • Pitch Perfect:
    • The previous leader of the Bellas is a very blunt and rude raven-haired woman.
    • In the first film, Becca started as distant and proud.
    • Stacy fits the trope to a T physically - she's tall, raven-haired, always seems detached, and Even the Girls Want Her. However, she turns out to be friendly and her "aloofness" is because she's mostly just clueless about what's going on around her.
  • Jyn Erso in Rogue One, is very distant and hardened due to the loss of her parents (well, her mother; her father is retaken by The Empire to be their head engineer once again) and later becoming a Child Soldier.
  • Special Female Force: Tung has long dark hair, is one of the tallest girls, and has a very cold and aloof attitude, especially towards her teammates due to her being The Ace while her colleagues are a Ragtag Bunch of Misfits that she feels are bringing her down. She does become more friendly once they bond during a stressful training exercise.
  • We Are the Night: Charlotte, who's a brunette and mostly appears cold to the other vampires, although she does show kindness sometimes. It turns out to be a result of severe depression, and she eventually kills herself.
  • Kayla Silverfox in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Works particularly with Logan.

  • Kuroyukihime from Accel World. She's tall, a School Idol, very calm and graceful and has very long black hair.
  • Ellington Feint in All the Wrong Questions. She is tall, beautiful, has dark hair, and is a distant and mysterious Fille Fatale.
  • Chane Laforet from Baccano! is dark-haired, pale-skinned, and acts as The Stoic most of the time.
  • Namie Yagiri from Durarara!! is tall, has long dark hair, and displays an extremely aloof and cold attitude towards anyone who isn't her brother.
  • Nikita of The Girl from the Miracles District is tall, has long, dark hair, and keeps an aloof attitude, distancing herself from others and reacting to everything with emotional coldness.
  • In Girls Kingdom, Himeko Amonotsuka is already tall, dark-haired, and beautiful, but now is nice chipper, and friendly. However, during her first year at Amonotsuka Academynote , she kept to herself and despite being more than popular enough to get numerous offers from Domestic Arts students to be her maid (an official function of the school is to pair up domestic arts students, which are maids-in-training, with Societal Arts students, who are rich girls) which she always refused. Meeting Misaki and taking her on as her maid signaled the change in attitude.
  • Yozora Mikazuki from Haganai is a deconstruction of this kind of character; she has long dark hair and many other students appreciate her looks, but the reason she's so aloof is because she's a misanthropic jerk who's incapable of making any real friends.
  • Subverted by Emi L'Hime in Hands Held in the Snow. Emi comes across as cold, stoic, and princessly to strangers, but the moment you peel past that, it turns out that's all a cover for intense social awkwardness.
  • The titular Haruhi Suzumiya is a subversion. She may have the dark hair, beauty, and intelligence, but her aloofness comes largely from being weird. While she does have admirers, most people are hesitant to approach her because of how eccentric she is. She almost entirely drops the "aloof" part of this trope after she befriends Kyon, as she cuts her long hair shorter and reveals her true Genki Girl personality.
  • Dee Moreno from The Hearts We Sold has long, dark hair, and even though both Gremma and James adore her, James outright declaring love for her at one point, she's very emotionally closed-off from other people. Even Gremma, her best friend, knows very little about her personal life. She's never mean about it, however, and it's mostly a result of her upbringing. She slowly gets better.
  • Utaha Kasumigaoka of How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend has long black hair, is admired by many at her school, and acts cold and distant to most people.
  • Chifuyu Orimura from Infinite Stratos is the main character's tall, raven-haired sister. She's a stern and strict teacher who's also admired by most of her students in the academy.
  • Ogasawara Sachiko in Maria Watches Over Us is tall, has long purple hair, and is described as cold and aloof despite being universally admired throughout her school.
  • Isabelle Lightwood from The Mortal Instruments is described as a Statuesque Stunner with waist-length dark hair. She's also very proud and distant, as well as an accomplished Shadowhunter.
  • Yukino Yukinoshita from My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, as I Expected is quite The Stoic with long black hair, has been described as a beauty multiple times, and at first behaves cold and distant. For all of her proud and aloof attitude she genuinely is a kind person, though, and becomes friendlier and less distant later on (thanks to Genki Girl Yui and her Love Interest Hachiman).
  • Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai: Played With in regards to female protagonist Mai Sakurajima. She's a beautiful and fairly tall girl with long dark hair and is composed, serious and polite. While she has some shades of being aloof early on, losing trust in people as she became invisible, and therefore warning Sakuta not to get involved into her personal affairs, this changes very soon as she starts having faith into the boy, ultimately making this a Subverted Trope, and she turns out to be a very friendly, approachable person. Why is she a well-liked character after all? People generally appreciate her likable and approachable personality which compares favorably with colder, more abrasive LN heroines.
    • Rio Futaba is more of a straight example of it, instead. Although a genuinely kind individual as well (understandably, given the idealistic nature of the series), she's very much The Stoic and a Deadpan Snarker, and is the most aloof and melancholic of all the girls in the series.
  • Shimoneta subverts the trope with Oboro, to set up a surprise gender reveal. As head of Tokioka Academy's "Deceny" Prefects, he garners much respect from the student body, who refer to him as "Ms. Tsukimigusa". They're unaware that he's actually a male, because, by all outward appearances, he looks and sounds like an emotionless dark-haired girl. And had it not been for Tanukichi's accidental discovery in chapter 10, no one would suspect otherwise.
  • China Sorrows from Skulduggery Pleasant is very much this trope: she's tall, beautiful, dark-haired, aloof, and can make men and women fall head-over-heels in love with her.
  • Villains by Necessity: Valerie fits the type largely, though unusually she's an openly evil sorceress. She's tall, has an "impressive" chest and is very beautiful, though human men wisely steer clear of hitting on her as her kind eat humans. Her attitude is mostly cool and standoffish.
  • Yuusha De Aru:
    • Washio Sumi Is a Hero: Washio is a serious 11-year old Ojou with long black hair. She's respected by her classmates but doesn't have any friends. This changes when she becomes a Hero and she's forced to become friends with her two teammates. Washio's a bit shy behind her aloof-seeming facade.
    • Chikage Koori  from the spinoff Nogi Wakaba Is A Hero is dark-haired and aloof, but aside from the other Heroes she's unpopular due to her mother. Chikage is so aloof and broody because she has trust issues due to prior bullying.

    Live-Action TV 
  • The Book of Boba Fett: Drash is a composed, beautiful cyborg gang member with dark brown hair who is the leader of her gang and seems popular among them.
  • Detective Rosa Diaz from Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The only emotion she frequently displays aside from her aloof exterior is a Hair-Trigger Temper, although, after Season 1, she begins to openly show signs of other emotions, such as nervousness and a genuinely big smile.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Faith, though this may be a subversion as she does desperately wish to make friends; a combination of trust issues, a Darkand Troubled Past, and bad choices are what keeps her aloof. Still, dark hair, charming though a loner, tries consistently to give advice to the titular character, plays Cool Big Sis with the Potential Slayers, and generally comes off more world-weary than the Scooby Gang.
  • Sabrina Duncan in Charlie's Angels is tall, beautiful, and the most no-nonsense and straightforward of the Angels. These traits often result in Bri being made the de facto leader in missions.
  • Community:
  • Control Z: Sofia is a very pale-skinned brunette who's also reserved and shows little emotion at first. However, she's of average height and doesn't really care about her appearance.
  • Fiona Coyne of Degrassi: The Next Generation carried all the pinnings of this trope, just in a western setting. This includes the crossover with Ojou and some Tall, Dark, and Snarky for good measure. She's spent her whole run fighting boys off, even after she came out, and trouble is not in short supply. Her girlfriend even fits the Shrinking Violet (when it comes to their relationship) trope.
  • Lady Mary Crawley of Downton Abbey is a textbook example: a tall, dark-haired beauty, persistently frosty, haughty, and detached, with several suitors that we've seen, to say nothing of her sister Edith's persistent but almost entirely one-sided rivalry.
  • EZ Streets: Theresa Conners is and stand-offish, particularly towards Cameron Quinn and Jimmy Murtha.
  • Farscape gives us Aeryn Sun, "hair as dark as a Fellip berry"; in the greenish lighting of space she is often ghostly pale and, given her background as a soldier born on a command carrier, she is very, very aloof, especially in the early seasons.
  • Game of Thrones:
    • Talisa is dark-haired and is not impressed the first time she meets Robb.
    • Osha is dark-haired and is generally pretty sarcastic and doesn't care much for formalities.
    • Lyanna Mormont is dark-haired and is very blunt and full of sass at her young age.
    • Irri is dark-haired and is aloof to anyone but Dany, but especially to Rakharo. She mellows in Season 2.
  • Robin Scherbatsky in How I Met Your Mother is a tall and cynical raven-haired woman who has a Happily Married Ambiguously Bi friend who occasionally makes a pass on her.
  • Laguna Beach: Season 3 introduces Lexie, nicknamed "the Ice Princess," known for her implacable beauty (complete with long dark hair) and standoffish personality. Unlike most of the cast, she never hooks up with anyone and rejects three potential suitors, mostly to avoid getting distracted from her dance training. She even skips the after-prom party because she has an early-morning dance class the next day.
  • Law & Order: Organized Crime: Jet's a beautiful brunette with very pale skin and a rather toned-down, demure personality, mostly showing little emotion.
  • The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues the trend in TV.
    • Melinda May in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. may not be tall, but she is dark-haired, aloof to the point of hostility, and every agent who attended the Academy is in awe of her.
    • The titular Agent Carter (see Films above), though now mellowed, has gained the typical Les Yay vibes associated with this trope with her best friend Angie (who ironically is played by Lyndsy Fonseca who usually play these type of characters) and Foe Romance Subtext with her Evil Counterpart Dottie Underwood.
    • Jessica Jones:
      • The eponymous protagonist is tall, beautiful, pale-skinned, raven-haired woman who is very bitter, detached, and foul-mouthed due to her traumatic Mind Rape at the hands of Kilgrave during her stint as a superhero.
      • Jeri Hogarth also counts as well, being just as much aloof and also very amoral.
    • Daredevil (2015): Elektra sports this as a result of her upbringing by Stick at the hands of the Chaste. On the villains' side, Fisk's fiancee Vanessa has some of this going, best shown when she orders Ray Nadeem's murder.
  • Ziva David from NCIS is a tall, beautiful woman who is a definite Ice Queen to her teammates. She mellowed down considerably to the rest of the team by season 7, however. Her predecessor Caitlin Todd was not only also an Ice Queen but was more of a Deadpan Snarker than Ziva ever was.
  • The clone protagonists from Orphan Black are naturally brunettes and all but Cosima Niehaus and Charlotte Bowles are this; Sarah Manning is snarky, Beth Childs was always Serious Business, and M.K. is emotionally detached due to her traumatic life.
  • The Outpost: Talon fits this perfectly, with long dark brown hair, pale skin, a large bust, and a somewhat cynical, taciturn attitude which helps make her look older. At first she's quite reserved and distant to others, although she loosens up over time, making very good friends with people who stand with her facing great dangers. She still is cold and hard at times though, which isn't too surprising given her very harsh life.
  • Elizabeth in Poldark. She is highly desired by men in upper-class society (including all three major male characters: Ross, George, and Francis). She has a reserved Proper Lady personality and is a tall gorgeous pale-skinned brunette.
  • Pretty Little Liars:
    • Arya Montgomery is a cute raven-haired girl who is composed and insightful.
    • Blonde in the original books, the now brunette Spencer Hastings is still tall, beautiful and the most level-headed of the main cast.
  • Faran Bryant in Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin. She's a ballerina with long black hair and is a poised, closed-off young woman, not wanting to trust the Liars at first.
  • Romper Stomper: Petra, a pale-skinned brunette who's a leader of Antifasc, is more reserved than most of them and also cool-headed in contrast.
  • Schitt's Creek has Stevie Budd, who works at the motel because it's quiet and she can do what she likes. She has few friends and rarely talks until she meets her kindred spirit, David Rose.
  • Wednesday Addams in Wednesday has hair as dark as her closed-off heart.


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    Video Games 
  • Advanced V.G. II: Kyoko Kirishima is a rare bifauxnen example. As a member of one of the Masuda Clan's branch families, she's a woman of distinction and maintains her dignified manner even in the heat of battle.
  • Akatsuki Blitzkampf: Kanae is a beautiful, dark-haired Action Girl with a height that's nothing to sneeze at (especially thanks to her gorgeous legs) and a serious, professional attitude. Many people comment in-story about how beautiful and classy she is.
  • ALTER EGO (2018): Es is introduced as a polite but stoic and emotionally distant librarian who is there to help you through your journey of self-discovery. She provides you with books to read alongside added commentary.
  • Shanoa from Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia is tall, shows little emotion, and even has some of the women she rescues flirting with her.
  • Final Fantasy:
    • Final Fantasy VIII:
      • Raine Loire has dark brown hair and is shown to be very strict on her adopted daughter Ellone and very belligerent towards her eventual husband Laguna. Her son, the resident Tall, Dark, and Snarky protagonist, is said to have taken after her appearance by Laguna's lifelong friends.
      • Xu has brown dark hair and is almost always seen being very serious. She's not too far resembling a female version of Squall with how professional she tries to be.
    • Princess Garnet from Final Fantasy IX is dark-hared and is the World's Most Beautiful Woman. While generally personable, she becomes increasingly dour after tragedies struck her one after the other, though she gets past it. There's also the Belligerent Sexual Tension between her and Zidane, resulting in her acting this part towards him.
    • Lulu from Final Fantasy X. She is cynical, stoic, and snarky to boot. She initially appears detached from everyone other than Yuna and acts dismissive even towards her childhood friend Wakka.
  • Fire Emblem:
    • Fire Emblem Fates:
      • Kagero is a perfect fit for this, though her hair is more a very dark brown than solid black. She and Orochi even lampshade this in their supports, regarding her having something of a "doom and gloom" personality that makes her come across as unflappable to all. This is even true if the male Avatar walks in on her in the hot springs, her first reaction being to ask if there's an emergency he needs her for rather than get mad or kick him out.
      • Subverted by Rhajat: she has dark hair in her original portrait, but will only fit in (in a No Social Skills way) if she has a dark-haired mother (like Mozu, Nyx, Oboro, Kagero, or a black-haired/brunette/dark-blue-haired Female Avatar).
    • Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War has perhaps the franchise's trope-defining example in Ayra, a serious, cool, and unapproachable swordswoman with very long black hair. (Though if her talks with Lex are anything to go by, she certainly has her fair share who try to approach her.) Her nephew Shannan, though starting out as a Cheerful Child, also ends up fulfilling the trope with his similarly distant attitude and gloriously long black hair.
  • Laura S. Arseid from The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel has the looks, aura, and stature to pull this off but she's a subversion as she's more outgoing and is a Spirited Competitor to almost anything, especially fighting stronger opponents.
  • Love Nikki - Dress Up Queen:
    • Nikki's friend Lunar is a quiet beauty with dark-blue hair. She's taller than both Nikki and Bobo (and of course the diminutive Kimi), with the typical Raven Hair, Ivory Skin combo. In fact, at first, she refuses to let Bobo and Nikki help her recover her stolen designs, only allowing herself to do so once Nikki defeats her in a fashion duel; from then on, she's discreetly but undyingly devoted to them.
    • Royce's Beleaguered Assistant Neva is a bit shorter than the standard but otherwise, she fits perfectly thanks to her pale skin, her dark hair, her Icy Blue Eyes, and her extremely serious, no-nonsense behavior.
  • Chika Itou in the interactive romance novel Moonrise plays with this trope. Her skin is brown, but her tall height, midnight-black hair, and cold demeanor fit the trope. Her medical internship colleagues find her eerie and avoid her as much as they can.
  • Primrose Azelheart from Octopath Traveler fits this trope like a glove, being a dark-haired odalisque that was viewed as snobbish by her fellow dancers due to her tendency to keep to herself and being favored by their master, though it's clear that she does care for her friends and serves as a Cool Big Sis to the female party members. While she is insanely gorgeous and attracts several admirers, they also include the wrong sort of attention like her master Helgenish and her Stalker with a Crush Simeon, who is madly obsessed with her and is responsible for all tragedies in her life.
  • Yukiko Amagi from Persona 4 is a subversion. She has long, black hair in a traditional Hime Cut and is very popular at school for her beautiful appearance. Her classmates admire her but find her impossible to approach romantically since she rejects everyone. However, Yukiko is revealed to be an utter goofball who bursts into laughing fits when hearing silly jokes, instead of the seemingly perfect Yamato Nadeshiko she's thought to be. Not only that but when she's comfortable with the people around her, she gets very excited about telling scary stories.
  • Pokémon:
  • Ikaruga from Senran Kagura. Physically she is the closest to the ideal of Yamato Nadeshiko beauty, she is the most mature of the Hanzo girls, and some family issues have made her some kind of a loner, or at least someone who has difficulties opening up to the others (she's already recovering by the beginning of the game, but remains somewhat aloof). Subverted in the anime, where the staff loved to make fun of her personality.
  • Velvet Crowe from Tales of Berseria can give off this vibe at times. Being a revenge-driven Broken Bird out to kill Artorius for what he did to her brother, if something doesn't involve getting her closer to this goal, she's generally not interested. She doesn't like it when people get close to her and has told her party members several times that they could leave her alone.

    Visual Novels 
  • Maki Harukawa from Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony has dark brown hair styled in twin-tails, and is quite pretty. However, she's very grumpy, not afraid to be blunt towards the other students, and prefers not to get involved with things.
  • Tsugumi from Ever17 is tall, has long dark hair, and takes quite a while to warm up to the other characters.
  • Rin Tohsaka from Fate/stay night has long raven hair, is beautiful, elegant, intelligent, and admired amongst her peers but uses this to cover her otherwise infamously temperamental standoffish personality.
  • The Fruit of Grisaia: Sakaki Yumiko is a textbook example, and while she does not excludes herself from her classmates' social gatherings, she usually sticks to her books, or locks herself up in her room.
  • Little Busters! has Kurugaya, who styles herself as a sexy, competent Cool Big Sis who loves teasing her cute classmates.
  • Nurse Love Syndrome: Among your potential romance routes is Sayuri Sakai whom also inhabites a lot of traits of a Broken Bird, known for her dishing out Brutal Honesty on her nurse caregiver, Kaori Sawai. But when you actually pursue Sayuri's route, she becomes a Defrosting Ice Queen. Much of it stems from the abuse she suffered as a child.
  • Kotonoha Katsura from School Days is a subversion; she looks the part (is tall, dark-haired, and buxom) and has a number of male admirers. People assume she's aloof and uncaring because she keeps to herself a lot, but the true reason she does so is due to a lack of self-confidence. It's also deconstructed: her beauty, apparent aloofness, and popularity with her male admirers mean that most of her female classmates mistake her as some sort of seductress out to steal "their" men, which spurs some of them to bully her using almost every trick in the book. And depending on the approach the player takes, Kotonoha can either stay quiet and gentle... or she can become a Manipulative Bitch who uses her beauty to her advantage... or can snap in the most horrible ways... or even end up dead.
  • Orihime Tsukishima in The Shell who is the tall, elegant, aloof, and refined Student Council President. She's also highly repressed and ends up starting a prostitution ring involving herself and girls that she knows who feel the same way.
  • Ava Crescentia from Sunrider is tall, has waist-length brown hair, and maintains a professional distance from the rest of the ship’s crew in her role as its executive officer. She’s also quite attractive, as the crew is surprised at how well she fills out a swimsuit.
  • Karen Nikaido in Tokyo Chronos deconstructs the archetype; while initially introduced as a cool-headed, dark-haired beauty who rarely reacts to anything and treats the protagonist coldly, it's slowly revealed that this aloof nature has actually isolated her from a lot of her peers, and later even her friends, who feel like she must not like them since she acts so disinterested. It's also revealed that she isn't aloof at all, but a victim of an abusive upbringing that taught her that she was just a bother to people, hence never reaching out to them or showing her emotions too strongly.

    Web Animation 

  • Eerie Cuties: Layla Delacroix is the most popular girl at Charybdis Heights, but is the Defrosting Ice Queen variety. She initially comes across as aloof and snarky, but her interactions with her best friend, Tiffany, reveals her softer side.
  • Susan of El Goonish Shive is the tallest girl in the main cast, has dark blue hair (previously dyed, now permanent), and is generally aloof and composed.
  • The Free Willies: Naomi is the tallest of the protagonists, has long dark hair, and is more aloof than her excitable peers. However, she is also rather sarcastic and close to her friends.
  • Magick Chicks: Tandy is an expy of Rin Tohsaka, from her dark hair, to her long, flowing twin-tails] As both a member of the Artemis student council and captain of their Ninja Club, she's well-known and respected around campus. But she rarely says a word more than she has to unless she's with her best friend, "Gabby".
  • When Javert got gender flipped for a short time in Roommates he became this archetype. Tall (the tallest cast member), graceful, with long dark hair and aloof (at times snarky) personality, who was the voice of reason and maturity in the madness. Also many, many fangirls thought it was a shame when the magic ended.
  • Sandra on the Rocks: Zoé actually fits this trope very well, in both appearance (she's tall, fairly pale, and supermodel-grade beautiful) and manner (being aloof and controlled); she also has a few admirers, although she earns them by being very good at what she does. She comes at the trope from a slightly unusual direction, though, being Tall, Dark, and Snarky and not treating many other members of the cast as friends. The only problem is that her aloofness is prone to being compromised when she loses her temper with other, less sensible characters.
  • Junko from Stalker x Stalker. Not on purpose, she's just so preoccupied with pining after Yukio that she often doesn't even notice when other boys are trying to flirt with her.
  • Sun from Unfamiliar has dark hair, and is generally a Deadpan Snarker.
  • Levana from Vampire Girl displayed this characteristic throughout the comic's first season, with two very specific examples being that she basically brushed off a little girl she was baby sitting because she was depressed over her favorite webcomic being discontinued, and by snapping at a random stranger who asked if she was okay as she walked down the street on a warm sunny day while wearing a beach hat, ski mask, sunglasses, scarf, and overcoat.
  • Julia Chae from Weak Hero has long dark hair, dark eyes to match, and pale skin accentuated by makeup. She also has an aloof and disinterested personality. When Rowan first meets her, he's quickly smitten.

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    Western Animation 
  • Avatar franchise:
    • Avatar: The Last Airbender:
      • Princess Azula, the imposing dark-haired princess of the Fire Nation.
      • Azula's childhood friend Mai, who is tall, dark-haired, and emotionless most of the time.
    • Asami Sato from The Legend of Korra. She's beautiful, raven-haired, and much calmer and more mature than the other members of the New Team Avatar. Also, she's bisexual, and ends up in a relationship with Korra.
  • Shego from Kim Possible. She's tall, has long black hair, and has a very imposing and aloof attitude.
  • Miraculous Ladybug has two slightly downplayed cases as the girls in question have short hair.
    • Kagami Tsurugi has been called an Ice Queen by both fans and canon characters. She firmly believes Second Place Is for Losers and has been shown to be cold and stoic to Marinette and others. The only one she’s really warmed up to is Adrien, and that’s only because he’s her love interest who is in the same social circles as her. However, in later seasons, it’s revealed that this attitude and lack of social intelligence is thanks to the immense pressure put on her by her cold, distant mother, and deep down, she is lonely and just wants to make friends.
    • Marinette Dupain-Cheng's In-Universe Alternate Character Interpretation is this trope. As Ladybug, she's a very professional, serious, graceful, strategic, and goal-oriented heroine. By contrast, her partner is much more relaxed, flirtatious, and goofy. This is part of why she doesn't want anyone while still being a heroine. Justified since Ladybug is the only one able to purify the Akumas, hit the Reset Button afterward, and as of season four, the guardian of the Miracle Box. However, her civilian identity is the total opposite of this trope (clumsy, overly emotional, anxious, friendly). Also, Ladybug is still empathetic, sweet, and an All-Loving Hero.
  • Ava aka White Tiger in Ultimate Spider-Man (2012) tends to act a bit more professional than the rest of the team. This is because she needs to keep herself in control to prevent the Tiger amulet from taking her over and turning her feral.

Alternative Title(s): Tall Dark And Bishojo, Tall Dark And Bishoujo, Tall Dark Aloof Girl