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"Son of Slaanesh, full of desire
He does cocaine and his head is on fire."

Most characters have hair. But some (usually of a supernatural ilk) have hair that is either composed of flames, or simply takes the form of a fire on the individual's head. Usually an indicator of villainy. This may be the hair of characters who are literal Fiery Redheads.

See also Hot Wings. Often a part of Burning with Anger. If extended to the entire body it becomes Wreathed in Flames.

Do not confuse with Elemental Hair, which is about hair color matching an elemental power, not an element being someone's hair.



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    Anime & Manga 
  • In DieBuster, physics-breaking Exotic Manuever normally manifests as bright blue light from the forehead, but when Lal'C gets really, teleport-a-gas-giant's-core-and-smash-it-into-your-face level serious it goes beyond that and her hair turns into a blue-white flames. Similar effect is constantly in effect for Buster Machine #7 in active form. Dix-Nieuf, after consuming the degeneration engine, manifests the flames through his cloak.
  • In Fairy Tail, Flare Corona fights with Prehensile Hair, and she can set it on fire for extra damage.
  • Akari's Magical Girl form in Il Sole penetra le illusioni. While everyone gets giant hair when they transform, none of the others get anything quite as cool.
  • In Shakugan no Shana, Shana's hair, while normal in shape, is colored like a blazing flame with ember-like sparks flying off. It's even part of her title. The same applies to Mathilde Saint-Omer, the previous Flame-Haired Blazing-Eyed Hunter.
  • Lordgenome, who is normally bald and goatee'd, sprouts a fine head of flame during his fight with Simon in Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. His Spiral Power's Battle Aura is red, and he's got such tremendous amounts of it that the Flaming Hair effect appears whenever he gets serious. He isn't the only one who can do this, but he's the only one whose Battle Aura focus is on his (former) hair. Played Up to Eleven at the movie, where he gets serious enough to do interstellar travel on foot, and so he gets the Godiva Hair effect with his flaming pubic hair.
  • Burner the Fire Demon from Yaiba. His colleague Rain sports what can be called "Watering" Hair.
  • My Hero Academia: Endeavor, Shoto Todoroki's father, subverts this. He can create a flaming beard to look intimidating, but he does have regular facial hair behind it.

    Comic Books 
  • DC Comics
    • Firestorm.
    • From Justice League of America Fire that has hair ON green fire. Her DC Animated Universe counterpart had hair OF green fire when powered on.
    • Starfire from Teen Titans is occasionally drawn with her hair dissolving into fire.
    • An obscure Aquaman foe, Karla Fire-Hair, had this as her power, which conveniently worked underwater.
    • Waverider from Armageddon 2001, who also shows up in Zero Hour!: Crisis In Time.
    • The villain Fuego from the pages of the Robin Series has a firey mohawk in place of any proper hair, and she is evidently bald when her powers are nullified.
    • Green Lantern Xrill-Vrex often looks like she's got a wispy gaseous flame in place of hair when she's not keyed fully into someone specific, but with her empathy tamped down she's bald in her default form.
  • Marvel Comics
    • Frankie Raye. And then of course there's Jean Grey who sometimes has flaming hair when she's all Phoenix-y.
    • Carol Danvers alias Ms. Marvel had this during her Binary phase, something which reoccurred once she got the ability to use those powers and a sufficient energy boost.
    • Magma from New Mutants, when fully lit, has hair of fire.
    • Firelord, and Nikki from the original Guardians of the Galaxy. According to "The Handbook Of The Marvel Universe", Nikki's hair only looks like flame. Though some artists didn't seem to realize that. Following a sequence in the comic where she was swimming and clearly shown as bald, the letters page said the Handbook was in error.
    • Doctor Strange villain Dormammu has a head entirely cased in flame. It seems to be the 'crown' worn by the rulers of the Dark Dimension; when Clea was empress she had a flame over her hair.

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    Films — Animation 
  • Hades from Hercules has blue hair, which switches to orange-red when he gets angry. Lampshaded when Pegasus blows it out.
    Hades: Whoa, is my hair out?


  • Pink's wife in The Wall has this, during the Trial Sequence.
  • The eponymous ghost in the Mystery Skulls Animated video. A flaming pink pompadour, to be exact.

    Myths & Religion 
  • Some depictions of Loki show him with hair styled to resemble this. However, as Thor fits the Fiery Redhead archetype better, this has been all but forgotten nowadays.
  • Surviving fragments of an ode to the ancient Armenian God Vahagn the Dragon Reaper, preserved by early historian Moses Khorenatsi, state that "fiery hair had he, aye too, he had a flaming beard, and his eyes, they were as suns".

  • The long-faced alien looming over the playfield in The Atarians has this.

  • The Global Guardians PBEM Universe had Heatwave, a Playboy Centerfold (she was Miss March, 1992) who was also a mutant with control over fire. During her photo-shoot for the magazine, she kept her hair... including her pubic hair... "aflame" as part of a disguise.

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    Web Animation 
  • In Mystery Skulls Animated Lewis's ghostly head is just a bald jawless skull until he lights a flickering purple pompadour on it.
  • Dreamscape:
    • Jenna's Skull Snake has a flaming mane.
    • The Master of the Dammed has flaming hair, even though his actual head just seems to be a mask.
  • In RWBY, if you manage to get Yang Xiao Long angry, her hair will light up. Literally.

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    Western Animation 
  • Flame Princess from Adventure Time, except when it's wet.
  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold had flame-haired Firestorm's origin story as an episode.
  • Danny Phantom:
    • Dark Danny has fiery white hair. Which actually came back to bite him when it blew up the gas tanker Danny threw him into.
    • Ember McLain. It gets longer the stronger she gets. She can use it as a weapon. Backfired when she accidentally set Youngblood's pirate ship on fire.
    • Skulker. In fact, part of his description on Butch Hartman's website is "His hair is on fire! And he doesn't even care!"
  • Mandie from The Fairly OddParents! can light her hair on fire.
  • Flain from Mixels...though to be more specific, it's his brain that's on fire, and it burns even harder when he thinks too hard.
  • Aku in Samurai Jack sports GREAT FLAMING EYEBROWS and matching beard.
  • Static Shock has Hotstreak, whose hair looks even more like it might light on fire in the updated version of the intro theme — it's a common joke amongst the fandom to explain his newer hairstyle by Hotstreak now using flammable hair spray.
  • The Lumberjack Ghost haunting Northwest Mansion in Gravity Falls episode "Northwest Mansion Mystery" has a flaming beard. And when Dipper manages to trap him in a mirror, the Ghost uses his fiery follicles to burn Dipper's hand by heating the frame.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:

Alternative Title(s): Hair On Fire


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