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Yukari's here, already!? I AM SO TOTALLY LATE! HOLY-FREAKING-CRAP!

"Your presence itself is like shouting."
Yomi [to Tomo, pictured at right], Azumanga Daioh


"Genki" is Japanese for "energetic" or "enthusiastic."

The Genki Girl is a character — usually a schoolgirl, but not always — possessed of an over-abundance of energy, such that she runs everywhere (often with arms waving wildly or outstretched like airplane wings), speaks quickly (sometimes unintelligibly so), and always does everything fast, fast, fast! She's filled with confidence and determination, regardless of whether she's competent or not. Although usually played exclusively for comedy, sometimes the Genki Girl slows down for a serious or introspective moment. But not for long—she lives her life full-throttle. To sum it up, a good way of telling whether a female character is genki or not is to see if her family and peers are exhausted, astonished, or even creeped out by her chronic outbursts of vitality. (A female character is by far the more common version, but this trope is not limited to females.)


Despite what you'd think, the Genki Girl is usually not The Ditz. However, there have been a few blends. She is very often a Motor Mouth or a Nicknamer. Less sympathetic portrayals often make her the Jerkass of the group. Alternatively, she could be both. Some are even the resident Cloudcuckoolander.

The Manic Pixie Dream Girl is a version of the Genki Girl who wants to introduce someone, such as her friend or beloved, to how to enjoy life. This version of Genki Girl will liven up your life whether you like it or not. A Manic Pixie Dream Girl uses her energy and love of life to help another character achieve the meaning of happiness.

If this is an RPG setting, she's almost always going to be the Fragile Speedster, thus fitting her personality.

If a work of fiction gives its characters symbolic flowers that represent their personalities, the Genki Girl will likely get the sunflower while her animal is the dog, though her energy won't necessarily make her go crazy.


Whatever you do, don't give her too much coffee, cola, or sugar, and definitely teach her that hard drugs are very bad. This is why she may be paired with somebody who is practical.

Voice actors sometimes become famous for just being able to keep up the role.

Compare Fist Pump and Hot-Blooded. Compare The Pollyanna for endless optimism and cheer rather than energy. Contrast Emotionless Girl.

See Keet for the childish male version of this trope.

Often seen performing The Glomp.


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  • Kabae from Aggretsuko is a hyper-active hippopotamus who is full of energy and is also completely oblivious to how much she annoys Retsuko.
  • A Little Snow Fairy Sugar: The titular character, much to Saga's initial annoyance. Saga's cousin Kanon would also qualify.
  • Aim for the Ace!: Hiromi is a gregarious and cheerful schoolgirl, an early version of the trope.
  • Alice in Sexland: Bunny pours energy and passion into everything she does, though she's pretty chaste compared to everyone else in the series.
  • Angel Beats!: Yui tends to run around, gesticulate rapidly or randomly leap at Hinata, and she doesn't as much talk as yell loudly and rapidly. Justified in that in life, she was a bedridden quadriplegic, so now that in the afterlife she has functional limbs, she's damn well going to use them.
  • The main character of Anne Happy, Ann, is always upbeat and full of energy. She remain optimistic at all times and rarely lose her good mood despite how unlucky she is.
  • Mira in Asteroid in Love has endless enthusiasm for just about everything. Despite initially joining the Earth Sciences Club (formed from the merger of Astronomy and Geology clubs) as an astronomy enthusiast, she becomes just as excited as Mikage about rocks and fossils, too.
  • Azumanga Daioh: Self-described "wildcat high school girl" Tomo (pictured above). We know she's a Genki Girl because "Genki!" is the first thing she says.
    • Yukari-sensei is what happens when the Genki Girl grows up. Or doesn't.
  • Baccano!: Miria Harvent, who comes with an equally-hyperactive boyfriend and partner in crime, Isaac Dian. They seem to have an amplifying effect on each other (at least, their seiyuu do). Since they're inseparable for their entire screen time, it's impossible to tell how genki they are individually.
  • Bakemonogatari: Suruga Kanbaru fits this trope well.
  • Bamboo Blade: Kendo Team Captain Kirino Chiba is easily the most genki member of her squad.
  • Beach Stars: Iruka, the main heroine, is a ball of energy in constant motion.
  • Bleach:
    • Even as an adult, Nelliel had her moments of hyperactivity, particularly when she mood-swung from calm and melancholic after blowing up Nnoitra, to ecstatic and girly before glomp-humping Ichigo.
    • Chizuru is very, very excitable when around Orihime. Tatsuki does her best to keep her in line but there's only so much she can do.
    • Masaki in the past. She is naturally cheery, outgoing and rather energetic, but will also use that attitude to hide her troubles, such as her despair over knowing she's being groomed to marry Ryuuken.
    • Yachiru Kusajishi is Kenpachi's very own pink puffball of genkiness.
    • Mashiro, which makes a hilarious contrast to Kensei.
    • Senna from the first movie, Memories of Nobody.
    • Mizuho, especially where Ikkaku is concerned.
  • Blood+: Lulu is usually upbeat and enthusiastic, even after she becomes the last survivor of the Schiff.
  • Buso Renkin: While it is Downplayed, particularly in the second half of the series, Mahiro Muto is noted in-universe as being a female version of her Stock Shōnen Hero big brother Kazuki, being a hyperactive scatterbrain who repeatedly glomps her brother's love interest Tokiko.
  • Candy Boy: Sakuya. Particularly with respect to her pursuit of Kanade.
  • Can't Defy the Lonely Girl:
    • Honami is very energetic which goes along with her status as a social butterfly.
    • Wakana Morinaga is shown to also be very hyper the moment she entered the classroom.
  • Cardcaptor Sakura:
    • One of Sakura Kinomoto's most notable traits is her cheerfulness which both her and almost everyone else who knows her acknowledges. Although she matures over the course of the series, she remains overwhelmingly affectionate and cheery.
    • Nakuru Akizuki frequently likes to glomp on Touya and often treats Spinel like her beloved pet, though she is also a Manipulative Bastard and a technically-genderless spirit being rather than a human girl, though she more or less refers to herself as a girl.
    • Meiling also applies in the anime adaptation.
  • A Certain Magical Index: Last Order, a.k.a. MISAKA #20001, originally started as an Emotionless Girl like her fellow Misaka clones, but when the scientists in charge of Project Radio Noise uploaded a personality program into the Misaka Network, Last Order (the network admin) intercepted the program for herself, hence the genkiness, unlike her Radio Noise clones, Misaka Worst, or Misaka Mikoto.
  • Endride: Shun is so energetic he manages to get excited about doing laundry simply because it's doing laundry for the revolution! Emilio criticizes him over his unflappable enthusiasm, but as Shun points out, if the alternative is to be total sourpuss like Emilio, he'd like to stay enthusiastic.
  • Ergo Proxy: Pino, who is really more like a Genki Robot that looks like a girl.
  • Excel Saga. Excel takes "Genki" to previously unseen heights. Even modern Genki Girls are tame compared to her.
    Il Palazzo: Ahh, Excel. Wastefully cheerful as always, I see.
  • FLCL: Haruhara Haruko calms down for maybe thirty seconds an episode, and sometimes not even that much.
  • Flip Flappers: Papika reacts to just about everything with gleeful enthusiasm, and is almost constantly at 110% hyperactiveness. She acts as both a Manic Pixie Dream Girl and an overly-impulsive nuisance to Cocona, her more levelheaded partner.
  • Freezing: Lana Linchen. Very bright, energetic, talkative, and smiley. Chiffon Fairchild also applies for her freshman year. Roxanne Elipton and Windy May also qualify given their energetic personalities.
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Winry Rockbell. She goes full-on Bishie Sparkle, Squee!, and arm-wavy mode whenever she sees something cute or acting cute (Elysia Hughes weeded this mode out of her the first few minutes after she met her), something's caught her interest (mainly anything involving automail — e.g., Rush Valley or a shopping spree in Central), or a rather vicious (and comic) argument with Ed (again, mainly over automail). The times that she's not in genki mode are when she's realized something tragic or an error in her construction (e.g., learning about Maes's death or discovering the missing screw in Ed's newly-constructed automail arm after he left to go investigate Laboratory #5), or when she's concentrating on building a new automail body part.
  • Future GPX Cyber Formula: Asuka is rather cheerful and lively, especially when she cheers Hayato on. However, her genki-ness has been toned down in the OVAs when the dangers of racing becomes more apparent.
  • Galaxy Angel II: Nano-Nano Pudding.
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: The Tachikomas are Genki Tanks. This actually becomes a plot point in the first season, as having a combat vehicles behave like this is fairly alarming to the human characters.
  • Gourmet Girl Graffiti: Kirin is very upbeat at every moment. Shiina compares looking at her to watching the circus in Chapter 24.
  • Happy Happy Clover: Clover/Chima is very optimistic and very hyperactive. It's shown mostly in earlier stories of the manga and in episodes of the anime. However, there are times when she would get serious during certain situations.
  • Haruhi Suzumiya:
    • The title character is an avalanche of Genki Girlness who drags everyone nearby along with her. This is expressly stated in the audio drama's main song "First Goodbye", which is, in-canon, written by Haruhi herself (and just as autobiographical as "Lost My Music") with the line "Igai to genki!"
    • Tsuruya-san, a minor character, is something of a Motor Mouth and a cheerful Genki Girl, emphasis on the "cheerful." She's a natural co-conspirator with Haruhi when Haruhi isn't working with Little Sister.
    • In the 9th/10th novel, Yasumi absolutely qualifies. No surprise, considering her true identity: Haruhi's subconsciousness.
  • Hayate the Combat Butler: Sakuya, a genki girl/tsundere combo.
  • Hetalia: Axis Powers: Seychelles and Taiwan. The former has some elements of The Ditz and openly admits to prank-calling her former boss England; the latter is a Motor Mouth and the Energetic Younger Sibling to the rest of the Asian countries. Both seem to highlight this element in their character songs, with Seychelles humming her song while the music isn't even playing and Taiwan singing about making problems go "poof."
  • Hidamari Sketch: Miyako. While she's prone to sleep in class and can sometimes sleep for 12 hours in one go, once she is awake, she's quite energetic. One episode shows her coming into Yuno's apartment, showing no signs of having awakened two minutes ago; another has Yuno pointing out that she's hyper even in the morning. "That was quick!" is a common phrase applied to her actions, whether she's gobbling down food or making art (usually impromptu). But despite all her teasing, she's a likable person, a good friend...and, surprisingly, does well in school!
  • High School Debut: Haruna is so genki she's almost a Badass Normal. One of her recurring sentences is "let's work hard!"—cue high-fiving everyone, running around doing more physical work than the guys, and tiring everyone out. Oh, yeah—and she can put up a physical fight with guys, including potential assaulters. Her over-the-top genki-ness is arguably part of what makes her such an endearing character.
  • Hyakko: Torako. She's of the Genki-Ditz blend, considering she makes her debut by leaping out of a window. It's a second story window, but she definitely chooses the quickest way to get from point A to point B.
  • Hyouka: An interesting example in Chitanda Eru, who is so vivacious and bubbly that Oreki often perceives her as having an inner glow.
  • Is the Order a Rabbit?:
    • Cocoa, who often gets excited over the most seemingly trivial things, such as latte art and ordering three cups of coffee just to get an excuse to hug Tippy.
    • Sharo turns into one whenever she drinks coffee.
  • K-On!: Ritsu essentially holds the club together with her enthusiasm.
  • Kaleido Star: Sora is amazingly energetic. Emphasis on amazingly. Her friends Rosetta Passel and Marion Begnini try to keep up with her, but they still have a way to go.
  • Kanon: Ayu, contrasting with Nayuki, Makoto, Shiori, and Mai.
  • Kill la Kill: Mako Mankanshoku is one of the genkiest girls in anime and is the perfect foil to resident angry Hot-Blooded badass Ryuko Matoi. Whenever Mako opens her mouth, you can be sure that she will say something either crazy, hilarious or both sooner or later.
  • Kimi ni Todoke: Chizu is hyperactive to the point where she involuntarily knocks people down in the school corridors and gets irritated comments from other characters on a regular basis.
  • Kodocha: Kurata Sana is the archetypal Genki Girl. The Fan Vid "Caffeine Ecomium" gives some inkling of just how energetic she is; none of the sequences in this video have been sped up.
  • Laid-Back Camp: Nadeshiko Kagamihara is the most cheerful member of the Outdoors Club. She's consistently full of energy, often seen running around with Airplane Arms.
  • Lamune: Hikari. It's noted by the male lead (her cousin) that she acts much like a kid, despite being a year older than him.
  • Love Hina: Kaolla Suu. When she latches onto Keitaro in the second volume of the manga, the other girls note that Motoko's the only one with the stamina to keep up with her for very long.
  • Lucky Star:
    • You could consider Akira Kogami to fit this trope, but you aren't seeing her true personality.
    • Yui would also count. Minami muses that innocent little Yutaka will take on her personality as time goes on, upon meeting her for the first time.
  • Lyrical Nanoha:
  • Magic Knight Rayearth: To a lesser degree, Hikaru Shidou. She's incredibly friendly, energetic, and upbeat. It's even more so in the anime, where she has some No Indoor Voice moments.
  • March Comes in Like a Lion: Hinata Kawamoto is described as one in Rei's narration, in contrast to her behavior around Takahashi, pointing out her "lively" mood swings. Before the story focuses on her with her own story arc, she's portrayed as a downplayed example of the trope; Hina's easily one of the most excitable members of the cast, but given the general tone of the work, she's still grounded by reality most of the time.
  • Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Mileina Vashti. Louise Halevy used to be one, but later she's not so genki anymore. And Nena Trinity looked like a Genki Girl, but was actually Cute and Psycho, with heaps of THAT INGRATING VOICE!!!
  • Technically, Kashima in Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun looks and seems more like a keet, except of course for the fact she's actually female. She's very cheery for the most part, and has all that energy she uses to run both towards and away from Hori-senpai.
  • My Hero Academia:
    • Mina Ashido, who is easily one of the most excitable and upbeat members of Class 1-A, and she has serious competition. It's usually her idea for fun activities for the class to do when they aren't busy with training or studying.
    • Toru Hagakure is very enthusiastic about everything too, though it makes you wonder if she's like this because she's literally invisible - it's the only way she can stand out.
    • Ochaco Uraraka is pretty cheery and passionate most of the time as well. In fact, Word of God states he deliberately invoked this trope when designing her to contrast with the pessimistic and shy Midoriya.
  • My-HiME: Mikoto subverts this trope nicely by simultaneously being a Dark Magical Girl. (Push this type of subversion even further, and you wind up with the Perky Goth.)
  • My Lovely Ghost Kana: The titular Cute Ghost Girl is a strange example. In the back story, she gruesomely took her own life, stabbing herself in the chest many times, and her ghost remained behind, trapped in the apartment building where she died. By the time the real story begins many years later, Kana has forgotten most details of her life, including why she decided to end it. When Unlucky Everydude Daikichi (unable to afford to live anywhere better) moves into the allegedly haunted building, he has a hard time accepting that this cheerful, energetic girl (overjoyed at finally having some company) is actually a ghost.
  • My Neighbor Totoro: Both of the girls, but especially Mei. Justified in that they're a couple of kids exited about a new house and giant, friendly nature-gods.
  • Nana: Hachi is called a puppy by her roommate for her energy and desire to please.
  • Negima! Magister Negi Magi: Several characters count; Makie is the most notable example. The entirety of Mahora Academy is described as such, even the boys, by the teachers themselves. It was stated that during a previous School Festival, they arranged an academy-wide game of tag, and afterwards decided not to do that again because there were too many injuries. That year, they were going for a (slightly) more sedate game of Hide-N-Seek, until the Big Bad of that arc provided an army of robots, and they decided to unleash the students on them instead.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: In a number of Lighter and Softer adaptations, Rei, of all people, gets this treatment.
    • The first Girlfriend of Steel Gaiden Game keeps her in character. The set-in-episode-26's-alternate-universe sequel, however, plays this trope straight.
    • She gets the same treatment in the alternate universe manga Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days (also based on episode 26's AU).
    • Asuka Langley Soryuu and Misato Katsuragi qualify. Their counterparts in the Rebuild movies are a little more serious.
  • Niea_7: Niea arguably qualifies, even though she mixes her energetic nature with being a total jerkass.
  • Princess Tutu: Ahiru—who is a duck that can magically turn into a girl—spends most of the show running at top speed, squawking out words so fast it's hard to keep up. She's not even aware that her energy level is unusually high, judging by her confused reaction when another girl from her school fails to keep up with her. This may be because her friends Pique and Lilie are about as energetic as she is, or it may be because she's a duck and doesn't know any better.
  • Robotics;Notes: Akiho is an extremely enthusiastic robotics prodigy who wants to build a fully-functional life-size mecha based on the one from her favorite anime. Her boundless ambition and enthusiasm contrasts jarringly with her best friend Kaito, a lazy video game enthusiast who would rather play games than build robots.
  • Sailor Moon:
    • Usagi Tsukino is an obvious example. Eternally cheerful and loud. Her monologue from the first anime's Stars season perfectly expresses it. Here's just the end:
      Oh, it's almost 7 o'clock on Saturday! Dinner time!
      All right!!
      With mom's food, and the TV on, my cheerfulness goes up a hundred times! The peace of school, and the peace of my family, and the peace of my sweetheart, and the peace of the universe, I will protect them all together!
      Time to eat!
      Yes! Energy level at two hundred percent! Cheer bursting at ten billion horsepower! Transform!
    • Minako is even more energetic. She's usually (apparently) calm, but whenever something sets her off... She once outran a car while weakened by having donated blood, having run all day and with her Pure Heart Crystal extracted (the latter of which has instantly knocked out everyone else, including Usagi).
    • To a lesser degree, in a rare adult example, Miss Haruna has shades of this. When she's not being a Stern Teacher lecturing her students, she's shown to be rather excitable and boy-crazy.
  • Saki: Yuki, though it's actually a bit of a problem for her Mahjong playing since she loses focus after the initial rounds, causing her game to drop.
  • School Rumble: Tenma Tsukamoto, especially when she's a Shipper on Deck.
  • Super Gals: Ran Kotobuki. She runs everywhere and shouts all the time.
  • Time of Eve: Akiko acts like this when the main characters first meet her. They automatically assumed she was human, only to discover that, in public, she is an emotionless Robot Girl. This is a façade, though, so being a Genki Girl really is her natural personality.
  • Tokyo Mew Mew: Huang Bu-ling, whose sprinting and flailing is often accompanied by circus tricks like running on top of a ball or breathing fire. As Mew Pudding, most of her fight scenes consist of jumping around and climbing things.
  • Tona-Gura!: Nina is so annoyingly genki, she nearly causes Emotionless Girl Marie Kagura to punish her, something she never does to anyone outside of her brother Yuuji. In his Chivalrous Pervert mode, Yuuji asks that he be punished in her place. If Marie were to choose this option with Tojo Haya, like as not, no one would stop her.
  • Tonari no Kashiwagi-san: Tina is a happy and energetic girl who jumps into any social situation and will do what she can to cheer people up.
  • Toradora!: Minori approaches everything with so much energy that she makes the surrounding people look lifeless.
  • Tsubasa -RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE-: The first time we meet Sakura, she jumps on Syaoran and rapidly asks him a series of questions about how he's doing.
  • 12 Beast: Aero is extremely excitable and cheery.
  • Umi Monogatari: Kanon's perky, lively mom, Miyako, who acts much younger than her age and is always full of energy.
  • Vandread: Dita fills this role, right down to frequently falling over while running.
  • Wandering Son: Chizuru Sarashina is a wacky and eccentric girl who does what she wants to, even going against her school's clothing rules (she wore a bikini instead of the school swimsuit once, sometimes wears a tie instead of a ribbon, and wears the boy's uniform occasionally).
  • WATATEN!: an Angel Flew Down to Me has Hinata Hoshino who is a bombastic fifth grader and Children Are Innocent played straight. She loves her older sister Miyako, blissfully unaware that Miyako had fallen in love with her best friend.
  • Clara Valac of Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun is Genki incarnate. Like a demonic Pinkie Pie who mainlines sugar when she wakes up. Endlessly peppy, endlessly cheerful and endlessly adorable. As one YouTube comment puts it:
    She's not a ray of sunshine. She's the entire goddamn star.
  • The World God Only Knows: Ayumi. The first time we see her, she sprinted into the main character, sped through the conversation, and ran off. Into a wall.
  • You're Under Arrest!: Natsumi is genki and loud most of the time.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!: Mana, the Egyptian past life of the Dark Magician Girl from the fifth season.
  • Yotsuba&!: Yotsuba is a Genki Girl with training wheels. To drive the point home, several moments of the story show her with sunflowers.
  • Yuyushiki: Ditzy Genius Yuzuko does this regularly. Yukari does it occasionally, usually when Yuzuko is doing something crazy.

    Asian Animation 
  • The eponymous character of Akis is quite the excitable girl, constantly pestering her family and friends with her antics and being unable to sit still a lot of the time.

    Comic Books 
  • Birds of Prey: Misfit not only embodies this trope, she hangs a huge pink candy-striped lampshade on it.
  • Cerebus the Aardvark: The Regency Elf.
  • Harley Quinn, both in the comics and the DCAU.
  • The Joker Is an extremely dark version: he's usually portrayed as gleefully sadistic as he murders and terrorizes people.
  • The Great Catsby: Sun.
  • Justice Society of America: Cyclone.
  • Lumberjanes: Ripley.
  • Strangers in Paradise: Casey. It may or may not be a part of her Obfuscating Stupidity.
  • X-Men:
    • Villain Mojo has a Deadpan Snarker assistant, Majordomo, who in turn has a Genki Girl assistant, Minordomo. Minor can be expected to say "Ohmygosh, OHmygolly..." at least twice per appearance, and will get worked up over something (complete with arm-waving and rapid-fire talking—her version of it goes from sentences to short phrases strung together in the end) more and more until finally having a heart attack. Luckily, she's an artificial human, so Majordomo just has to hit her reset button to get her up and genki again.
    • Early appearances of Kitty Pryde started her out as a Genki Girl, though she actually matured during her run with the team.
    • Her best friend, Illyana Rasputin, tended towards this when she was in an honestly good mood, which, it must be admitted, was not all that often after her...growing pains.
    • Megan Gwynn (Pixie) follows both girls in starting this role, then she met Illyana a few times, and she's slowly being broken out of this trope.
  • Young Liars: Deconstructed; Sadie acts the way she does because a bullet in her brain destroyed her inhibitions and ability to realize consequences.
  • Guarana from "Dollicious is incredeble energetic, jolly and crazy girl. It fits as Guarana fruit has more caffeine then Coffey and the character is ment to be a personification.

  • Flo from the Progressive Insurance commercials.
  • Tania Gunadi in this Target commercial...and this Honda one.
    "So much glitter!"

    Fan Works 
  • Male example in Hetalia: Axis Powers fanfic Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità: Italy is basically the very definition of this trope. Germany and Japan are very fond of him because of his warmth and kindness.
  • A Pikachu in Love gives us Pichi, a rather hyperactive Pikachu who, if not for her much nicer disposition and lacking of reality warping powers, could be mistaken for the Pikachu equivalent of Haruhi. Gets Deconstructed later on when her wacky and carefree antics nearly get Pikachu killed by an Ursaring and cause her to suffer a Heroic BSoD due to feeling like it's all her fault. She gets over it a little as the fic goes on, but is noticeably a lot less carefree and perky for the rest of the fic.
  • The Child of Love: According Takuma -a character shows up in the sequel-, Rei was very cheerful, vivacious and nosy when she was a little child. He is actually shocked when he meets her again and notices she is now quiet and emotionless.
  • Evangelion 303: Before the beginning of this story, Rei Ayanami was incredibly cheerful, energetic, and sunny the whole time, but an accident rendered her emotionless.
  • HERZ: Kurumi is incredibly energetic and enthusiastic. She is constantly trying to glomp Shinji despite of him avoiding her the whole time.
  • Sister Floriana: the titular character is all over this trope, especially in the original drawings.
  • Some Semblance of Meaning has the District Twelve tributes' escort/makeshift mentor, Lavinia Gilden (also known as Tansy Leefinch), who is highly energetic and bubbly...although this lessens later on as Vale and Kit go into The Hunger Games and Lavinia has to watch them suffer in the arena.
  • Taylor from Wonderful! is an enthusiastic motor-mouth who can't stand still.
  • In The Sword in the Stone fanworks where the girl squirrel becomes a human, she usually retains her squirrel level of hyperactivity.
  • Trans Ponies: Sketchpad is a loud, excitable stallion who's compared to Pinkie Pie.
  • In The Loud House fanfic Mall Rats, there's, as well as the canonical Leni, a woman named Jolene who's "vibrant and energetic", which is part of the reason Lincoln has a crush on her.
  • Unbreakable Red Silken Thread: Eventually becomes Zoey's defining trait out of the group. Always cheerful and upbeat, she also happens to be a former fan of the Total Drama series.
  • While Fu the Nanabi jinchuriki in Naruto displayed some traits of this, in Son of the Sannin she gets to show it much more (helped by the fact that she's an Ascended Extra and Spared by the Adaptation). She's an energetic girl who's always eager to make new friends and have fun, with a penchant for trolling people by pretending she's a lot dumber than she actually is.
  • In The Zero Context Series, Callista dives headlong into this category whenever she's on a shopping trip. She uses raw enthusiasm, energy, and volume alongside her fame as a PFL combatant to sway mall personel into giving her what she wants. Bahija sees it as reality warping around her to fit her bargain-hunting desires, and it's implied she only gets away with her actions because Zapana foots the bills after she leaves.

    Films — Animated 
  • Faline from Bambi. A wild, giggly fawn that completely flips out from a simple, soft "Hello" from Bambi.
  • Big Hero 6: Cass Hamada is a rare adult type, but she is always excited and happy.
    • Honey Lemon shifts into genki mode whenever she's doing anything chemistry-related.
  • Kiina's portrayal in BIONICLE: The Legend Reborn qualify her as one. It's in stark contrast with how sour she behaved in the novel that takes place before the movie's events—however, the movie was written first. It was also the only time we saw this side of her, but it had already stained her image in the fans' minds.
    • The writer offered justification: one, she has every right to act that way in the movie, considering the events; two, according to the novelization, she's something of a Stepford Smiler.
  • Despicable Me:
    • Agnes is a cheerful Cloudcuckoolander. The first time Gru meets the girls, Agnes is the one only excited and she starts happily hugging his leg.
    • Lucy Wilde in the sequel. Although initially introduced as a serious and stoic woman, she is generally very happy, enthusiastic, cheerful, and perky, shown when she exclaims, "Yay!" after telling Gru she is his new partner.
  • Dory from Finding Nemo. Her perkiness and high energy buoy all her friends in rough times, or just annoy them.
  • Princess Anna from Frozen is extremely hyperactive and impulsive to the point of being dangerously reckless, even at the age of five. Being all alone in a castle with nothing to do and no one to talk to for 13 years has only exacerbated this, to the point where her second "I Want" Song is damn near exhausting to watch.
  • The Incredibles: Despite being much older and smaller than most of the other examples listed here, Edna Mode definitely qualifies.
  • Joy from Inside Out is this, being the very embodiment of happiness and energy. Even the way she moves around is very flighty and energetic, full of prancing, twirling, and dancing.
  • The Little Mermaid has Ariel, who frustrates her father with how energetic and adventurous she is.
  • Boo from Monsters, Inc.. Justified, she is only about three years old.
  • Charlotte from The Princess and the Frog is a Genki Girl that seems to move entirely too fast for her brain to catch up.
  • Smurfblossom from Smurfs: The Lost Village out of the female smurfs from the lost village she's the most hyperactive, giddy, and excitable, she's very curious, always asks loads of questions, and thinks words relating to males are funny since she's never heard of them before,
  • Tangled: Rapunzel is pretty lively. Her never having been outside before only makes her more excitable.
  • Jessie from Toy Story 2 and 3. What we see of her Show Within a Show character is pure Genki; in her real-life personality, though she displays quite a bit of cynicism and remorse, she still manages to fit this trope.
    • Trixie the Triceratops from 3. Bonnie from the same film seems like she'll grow into one of these as well.
  • Young Ellie from Up is definitely one of these. Her wonderful mania for living makes you feel for her all the more when she finds out that she can't have children.
  • Vanellope von Schweetz from Wreck-It Ralph is certainly this. Considering that she's a game character from a candy-themed Racing Game, it would be downright bizarre to have her be anything but hyperactive.
  • Unikitty from The LEGO Movie is a cat-unicorn hybrid who's full of energy and always cheerful. Barely a minute into her introduction though, we get to see what's beneath the mask.
    Unikitty: Any idea is a good idea, except the not-happy ones! Those get pushed down deep inside til you'll never, ever, ever, EVER, fiiiind theeeem~
  • Tulip from Storks, who's nearly always happy and energetic.
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame has Clopin, who is ... lively to put gently. He is almost always jumping from place to place, which fits, given that he is the Master of Ceremonies of the Feast of Fools. Even later on in the Court of Miracles, where we see a darker side of him, he never stops flitting around, even including split-second costume changes for good measure.
  • Poppy, the main protagonist of Trolls is happy, energetic and hyperactive. She can sing, dance and hug with the trolls.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Toyo from Ikiru is one of these, with her exuberance breaking Watanabe out of his death-inspired angst.
  • Jordan Cochran in Real Genius.
    Jordan: I never sleep; I don't know why. I had a roommate and I drove her nuts—I mean really nuts—they had to take her away in an ambulance and everything. But she's okay now, but she had to transfer to an easier school. I don't know if that had anything to do with being my fault. But listen, if you ever need to talk or you need help studying, just let me know, 'cause I'm just a couple doors down from you guys and I never sleep, okay?
  • Basanti from Sholay—one of her main character traits is that she doesn't stop talking.
  • All About Steve has Mary who is constantly cheerful, talks at a mile a minute about every bit of trivia that goes through her head, and has a tendency to flail when she gets excited.
  • Cover Girl: Based on some catty advice from a rival, Rusty acts overly bouncy and perky in her interview for the modeling job, nearly blowing her chances. The publisher's assistant later describes her as "a redheaded nervous breakdown" and adds, "That one isn't a girl, John—she's a leaping thyroid."
  • Tessa, played by the wonderful Joan Fontaine, runs everywhere barefoot and very excitedly in the The Constant Nymph.
  • Godzilla King Ghidorah counts as an extremely villainous version of this, as Word of God says that the weird chittering noise he makes is meant to be insane cackling, implying he's having the time of his life as he massacres entire cities.
  • Miss Meadows: Miss Meadows is an adult, downplayed version. She's energetic, friendly, and wears tap shoes at all times, skipping when she walks. Only a couple times is she anything less than confident and upbeat.
  • Bicentennial Man: Galatea shows up halfway through the film. Her perky and pop-culture riddled personality initially suggests that she's like Andrew, but then she reveals that it comes from her "Personality Chip", a program for human-like behaviour. After Andrew meddles with it, she turns into a surly grump that yells at Rupert for treating her like a robot slave. Her personality at the climax of the film is much more subdued, suggesting that the chip has been removed entirely.
  • Fanchon the Cricket: Fanchon is full of energy, running around everywhere. She rolls around in the grass and splashes through the stream. She dances with her own shadow. She's so energetic that she can't just sit on a wooden fence, she has to bounce up and down on the beam while she sings.

  • The eponymous character of Anne of Green Gables, who has a tendency to spout monologues lasting for more than a page. She stops this in the later books.
  • Permanent Rose Casson from the Casson Family Series. She is described as recklessly boisterous (going so far as to cause a traffic jam just to meet a boy her brother knows—when she's only eight!) and, when told that her father is going to New York, she about bursts with energetic excitement.
  • The Chalet School books have a few of these, including heroine Joey Bettany (later Maynard), but the genkiest girl in the series has to be Mary-Lou Trelawney, arguably Joey's successor, whose endless enthusiasm and energy win her lots of friends and admirers during her time at the school. Add in Determinator tendencies and Chronic Hero Syndrome, and she wouldn't be out of place in a magical girl anime.
  • One of the first eccentricities Winterbourne notices about Daisy Miller is how she's just overflowing with energy and enthusiasm. "It was many years since he had heard a young girl talk so much."
  • Piggie from Elephant & Piggie is very active and cheerful, and, well, hammy. She often bounces onto the scene asking Gerald what they're going to do.
  • In Felicity Floo Visits The Zoo, Felicity runs around patting the animals and even shouts, "Guess who!?" to the zebra. Oddly enough, she's meant to be sick.
  • In the backstory of P. G. Wodehouse's Thank You, Jeeves, Bertie Wooster fell in love with the American Pauline Stoker due to her beauty.. and quickly out of love when exposed to her impulsive dynamism; in the actual story she jumps off her father's yacht in the middle of the night and breaks into Bertie's cottage trying to reach the man she now loves, "Chuffy" Chufnell..
  • The eponymous character of the Ramona Quimby series is rambunctious and noisy and described as "the cheerleader type" by her older sister. Her excitable nature has been known to clash with her friend Howie's stoic demeanor.
  • Rivers of London: Beverly Brook. Her enthusiasm frequently leaves protagonist DC Grant exhausted, especially when she is near a river (well, she is an Anthropomorphic Personification of the river by the same name).
  • Twilight: Alice Cullen is happy in nature and very energetic.
  • Rainbow Magic: Addison the April Fool's Day Fairy is always bursting with excitement and has to be reminded several times that she can't be spotted by other humans.
  • The Moonstone: Godfrey Ablewhite's sisters, whom Betteredge calls 'the Bouncers'.
    Everything the Miss Ablewhites said began with a large O; everything they did was done with a bang; and they giggled and screamed, in season and out of season, on the smallest provocation.
  • Spy School: Zoe is a very positive and upbeat character and one of the first to genuinely befriend Ben (although this characterization seems to be slipping a bit by the eighth book). Ashley Sparks is also a pretty cheery an energetic person to be around as long as she likes you, that is.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Rachael Ray from her eponymous talk show. She purposely avoids "sob stories" and almost always has a smile on her face. She also works 100-hour weeks and is a rather shrewd businesswoman, and her energy and determination are usually quoted as the source of her success.
  • Giada De Laurentiis is a somewhat more sedate Genki Girl, also on Food Network. What probably helps is that, with that largish head and especially large eyes of hers, she even almost looks like a real-life anime girl. Or, to put it visually...
  • Sandra Lee, once again from Food Network. She fits the "dosed up on caffeine" requirement .
  • Ingrid Hoffman is relatively sedate on her English-language show, but watch her in Spanish... it's like Rachael Ray raided Giada's closet.
  • Amber Ruffin from Late Night and The Amber Ruffin Show.
  • Dharma & Greg: Dharma is the most energetic flower child you can imagine.
  • Doctors: Cherry, particularly in her early appearances. When she first started work at the Mill, Michelle got her to put away all the medicine that had been left out, expecting to have to sort it out herself later. Not only did Cherry get it done in record time, while she was at it, she alphabetized all the cabinets to make things easier to find.
  • Firefly: Kaylee.
    Jayne: Captain, can you stop her from being cheerful, please?
    Mal: I don't believe there's a power in the 'verse can stop Kaylee from being cheerful. Sometimes you just want to duct tape her mouth and dump her in the hold for a month.
    Kaylee: [kisses Mal on the cheek] I love my captain.
  • Full House: Middle child Stephanie is perky, talkative and the most excitable of the girls. Unless Kimmy is around.
  • Gilmore Girls: Lorelai is perhaps one of the most chipper characters on the show. Her daughter Rory is the more grounded one, although she has her genki moments as well.
  • Girl Meets World: Riley Matthews is full of it. She always has a happy and bubbly attitude.
  • Glee: Rachel Berry is the triple-threat Genki Girl. She always signs her name with a gold-star sticker, and wakes up every day at 6:00 for her daily exercise routine. She claims to have won her first dance competition at three months old.
  • Hannah Montana:
    • Lilly, especially in her early tomboy days, is extremely extroverted and excitable. Emily Osment often carries this into her 2014 show, Young & Hungry, too.
    • To a lesser extent, Miley herself has a very energetic attitude, including her pop-star persona.
  • iCarly: Carly, with her loud and spastic nature and her Large Ham tendencies, can be considered this. Their Loony Fan Mandy as well.
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Eliot Stabler's daughter is found in one episode wearing just a shower curtain and playing on the swings in a children's playground (It Makes Sense in Context... up to a point, anyway); when challenged, she replies, "It's wonderful, Daddy! I'm flying, I'm flying!". It turns out that she has bipolar disorder and is in a manic state.
  • Nico Saiba of Kamen Rider Ex-Aid is self-aware application of Tastes Like Diabetes with her dressing style, energetic personality and tendency to redecorate the place she is staying at to match her style. No respect for personal space or material possesion, either. Everything mentioned above is either a sign of her immature personality, trolling or bit of both. This kind of attitude often grates on the nerves of her doctor, Taiga Hanaya a.k.a the poor sap who got stuck with her.
  • The Middle: Sue has enough energy and enthusiasm to rival a cartoon characternote , but for some reason she's always ignored by everyone and, as a running joke, nobody notices her or remembers her name. On the bright side, she at least appears to be cheerfully unaware of it.
  • Scrubs:
    • Elliot Reid was for the most part of the first few seasons highly enthusiastic and quick-talking, tempered with bouts of self doubt (audience: AWWWW!). Her enthusiasm was more of a mask. She was very neurotic on the inside, due to bad childhood experience, overbearing parents, etc. She could be considered a Genki Girl later on, the way she pushes her boyfriends about (sometimes literally). This is a case of Characterization Marches On and Early Installment Weirdness. Elliot was initially portrayed as a competitive and smug know-it-all—her genki tendencies didn't show up until the second season.
    • Played for Drama with Denise, a paramedic Dr. Cox is forced to work with. She's eternally cheerful and babbles on and on about everything. It turns out that her young son died in an accident years ago.
  • Victorious: Cat Valentine. Even though she's a Mood-Swinger, she spends most of her time in happy mode.
  • Warehouse 13: Claudia Donovan, a hyperactive, always-getting-into trouble tech wiz.
  • Wild Romance: Kang Jong Hee is bipolar, so she goes through periods of excitability and depression. When she's happy, she's exceedingly happy and takes to biting people.
  • Open Heart: Mikayla. She's super excited about helping Dylan find her dad. And also most other things.
  • Kwebbel and Smal from Studio100's Kabouter Plop series. They get easily excited compared to the other gnomes. Especially Kwebbel who get's excited very easily when certain events happen.
  • Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor is loud, socially awkward, and extremely excitable, to the point of jumping up and down like a child when she gets a package delivered to her by a robot.
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Julian Bashir is a male version of this at times in the early seasons, approaching everything with great excitement and basically never shutting up. He largely grows out of it as the series progresses due to being tempered by experience.


    Professional Wrestling 
  • Mickie James, though she fit the bill more when she was playing her psycho character. Her entrance theme was a Suspiciously Similar Song version of "Hey Mickie" and she would literally bounce all the way to the ring. She calmed the bouncing down after her Heel–Face Turn, but still fit the trope.
  • AJ Lee when she was on NXT season 3. Overly perky and energetic and she once appropriately had to give a speech about caffeine. "Caffeine will perk you up, but I'm some natural dynamite, baby."
  • Christy Hemme from the first Diva Search was like this, standing out as the only girl who actually had a lot of personality. Trish Stratus even told her with her winnings she could go buy herself some decaf. Christy responded, "It's all natural."
  • Jessica James from the indie circuit and SHIMMER fame is like this as well. It rubbed off on her tag team partner Rachel Summerlynn when they formed Rachel and Jessica's Excellent Tag Team.
  • The appropriately-named Amber Lively from Wrestlicious, the perky and fun-loving cheerleader. What's hilarious is that the woman who plays her (Madison Rayne) is known for playing the exact opposite in TNA.
  • Canadian wrestler Jennifer Blake is in full-on genki mode whenever she works face. As a heel, not so much. It's still very appropriate that her nickname is "Girl Dynamite."
  • As a heel, Layla wavered between this and The Fool. After her Heel–Face Turn, she was a proper Genki Girl. She would even enthusiastically kiss a child in the crowd during her entrance.
  • Bayley eventually became this as a result of Characterisation Marches On. Her character began as a starstruck fangirl who was a bit shy. Eventually she morphed into an energetic character who wanted to hug everyone. Her change in entrance themes to a more up-tempo song reflects this.
  • Becky Lynch whether heel or face is an aggressive headbanger who just seems to have unending sources of energy. A glance at interviews shows she's like this in real life too.
  • Male example with Welsh wrestler Mark Andrews, who borders on Keet territory at times. Just watching his entrance is exhausting. He seems to be like this most of the time, if interviews are any indication.

    Tabletop Games 
  • Pathfinder: The Curse of the Crimson Throne AP gives us allied NPC Laori Vaus, the disturbingly enthusiastic cleric of a god of Pain and Loss. So genki, she creeps out other members of her church. The book she's introduced in includes the wonderful description of how she made her pilgrimage "Armed only with her indomitable optimism and an appetite for pain."
  • Things Mr. Welch Is No Longer Allowed to Do in an RPG:
    "48. The elf is restricted to decaf for the rest of the adventure."

  • Hilde Wangel in The Master Builder by Henrik Ibsen is probably one of the oldest examples. She is irresponsible, playful, and clearly after amusement. And when she gets Solness to climb the highest tower, like she has urged him to, she can't keep herself from jumping and waving her hat—and making him lose his balance and fall to the ground in the process. Her reaction is more bewildered than guilt-ridden.

    Video Games 
  • Arcana Heart: Lilica Felchenrow is really hyper. Heart Aino, too.
  • Backyard Sports: Gretchen Hasselhoff, who is both one of the fastest runners and the fastest talker in the series. It's only fitting that her nickname is "Jabberjaw."
  • Baldur's Gate: Though she gets toned down a bit in the later games due to all the torture and all, Imoen is rather specifically described by one character like this:
    Valygar: For someone who supposedly has her soul tainted by the evil of a dead god, you remind me considerably of a chipmunk with a sugar high and a death wish.
    • Neera in the enhanced editions.
  • Banjo-Kazooie: Kazooie, at least in the first game. In the sequels, she becomes more of a jaded Deadpan Snarker.
  • Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina throws, like, the best tea parties ever.
  • In Carrie's Order Up!, the titular waitress is very energetic and cheerful, beginning and ending each round with a joyful quip. She's full of so much energy and enthusiasm, in fact, that she can't even stop until the round's over, making bumping into customers who are trying to get seated all to likely a possibility.
  • Cherry Tree High Comedy Club: Miley Verisse. Most of her peers think of her as a weirdo because she's passionate about stand-up comedy.
  • Chrono Trigger: Marle. To the point that her character's victory sprite is an energetic jumping up and down.
  • Custom Robo Arena: Polly. At one point in the game, her battle cry is actually "I'm all hopped up on coffee! So I won't lose!" At another point, she sends you to fetch her "The Legendary Coffee" to allow the player to fight her. After the player wins, she asks, "Hmm...maybe all this coffee is stunting my growth?"
  • DonPachi:
    • Perfect☆, the third boss of Dodonpachi Dai-Fukkatsu enters with a lively cry of "Mateeeeeeeeeeeeee~!" as she prepares to engage the players. And she's very loud as well throughout the fight.
    • In Sai-Daioujou, Hina is lively and cheerful even after becoming Hibachi. As Inbachi, however, she drops those traits and becomes The Stoic.
  • Duel Savior Destiny: Nanashi, the local zombie girl, tends to bounce around happily without having a very clear understanding of what's going on around her.
  • Final Fantasy:
    • Final Fantasy V: Krile Mayer Baldesion is the original example—her little sprite bounces all over the screen when she's happy.
    • Final Fantasy VI: This is followed by Relm, the youngest of the cast. Although some would consider her to be the true original example, as Krile doesn't have the bratty attitude like Relm does. The fact that she has no problems sassing her elders pretty much helps.
    • Final Fantasy VII: Yuffie Kisaragi, a mischievous take on the type. She is almost eternally energetic, cheerful, and upbeat.
    • Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII: Aerith Gainsborough in her younger incarnation, though she's remarkably sweet about it.
    • Final Fantasy VIII features two in the main cast. Rinoa is the leading lady and also doubles as a bit of a Manic Pixie Dream Girl for Squall. Uniquely she's called out on her attitude being immature and inappropriate for a military environment. Selphie meanwhile has managed to merge her Genki energy with competence in the military - resulting in her being Cute and Psycho.
    • In Final Fantasy IX, we get Eiko, who is also the game's resident Bratty Half-Pint. She has a great deal of energy and is usually excited about something.
    • Final Fantasy X: Rikku. The sad overtone kept her genki-ness down a bit, although she's still eccentric and cheerful. In Final Fantasy X-2, she becomes Genki Girl incarnate.
    • Final Fantasy XI: Lilisette and Prishe.
    • Final Fantasy XII: Although perhaps not to the degree of her "sisters", Penelo fills in this spot alongside Vaan in an otherwise very no-nonsense group.
    • Final Fantasy XIII: Vanille, on the other hand, is a particularly interesting example who is older than she looks. While she is onsistently cheerful and energetic despite the long journey, her cheerful attitude is just her way of running away from the fact that she knows that it is her Focus to destroy the world. Despite being always upbeat and positive, she has an authentic death wish and blames herself for everything that has happened.
    • Yda in Final Fantasy XIV is always chipper, upbeat, and and is always eager to punch things to solve everyone's problems. Once it's revealed that the Yda everyone knew was a Dead Person Impersonation, she drops the act and becomes more serious.
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City: Deconstructed in the GTA Radio. Amy from the VCPR station is a Genki Girl who was put on heavy anti-depressants ever since her family was brutally murdered.
  • Grim Fandango: Year 2 features minor character Lupe, a coat-check girl at the Calavera Café, who tends to get overly enthusiastic about her job. This is pointed out in a conversation between Manny and police officer Carla when the latter cites Lupe's presence as the reason she stopped visiting the café:
    Carla: All that bubbly energy, I just want to strangle her!
    Manny: I've tried that. It doesn't stop her.
  • Harvest Moon: Animal Parade: Maya. She seems to be so cutesy as an adult because her parents have been, and still are, the same way.
  • The King of Fighters series:
    • Kula Diamond in all her hyper-cheery, candy-loving, Face Doodling glory. She's especially notable given her status as an Opposite-Sex Clone of the much more serious Kyo Kusanagi, and given that the same experiment that created her led to K.
    • Yuri Sakazaki has always been portrayed as cheerful and optimistic, but it gets dialed up in the Ko F series — to the point of bodering on outright childish behavior, at times. She's even gotten snarky, albeit in playful fashion with her friends.
    • KOF Maximum Impact: Mignon Beart. May be THE most triumphant example in this game.
    • Also, Athena Asamiya, Mai Shiranui, and Metal Slug crossover Fiolina Germi.
  • King's Quest: Princess Rosella of Daventry is just as fond of adventuring as her dad, impulsive, fun-loving, and extroverted.
  • Knights of the Old Republic: Mission Vao, a Satisfied Street Rat and Wide-Eyed Idealist, she cheerfully loved to explore rakghoul infested sewers that even Mandalorian mercenary Canderous didn't like venturing into. She's low on hit points, but her pickpocketing, hacking, and minesweeping skills, along with her snarky retorts, can get the party into (or out of) a lot of trouble.
  • The Legend of Zelda:
    • The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap: Zelda seems to be a Genki Girl, at least from what we see of her before she's turned to stone pretty early in the game. During the Picori Festival at the beginning, she's ecstatically running to each stall happily expressing her excitement at the various exhibits and sales before going "Oh, what's that?" after just a few seconds and running to the next one, requiring Link to run after her.
    • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword: Apparently, Zelda isn't above dragging her childhood friend around to things she wants to do, doing all the talking whenever she's around (even if Link never talks), and pushing/jumping at him from potentially-lethal flights to make him use the sailcloth/catch her on his Loftwing.
    • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: Purah is a very energetic and showy character with quite a few theatrical character tics ranging from jumping up excitedly and exclaiming "Check it!" to saying "Snap!" when deeply involved in her various experiments, at several points chiding the stoic Link for not playing along with her sense of fun. It's implied, based on a brief bit of dialogue with Jerrin, that she retained this personality even as a centenarian pre-Fountain of Youth, and Purah notes that her younger sister Impa had to rein in her wilder antics at times.
  • Izuna from the two games sporting her name certainly qualifies.
  • Lollipop Chainsaw seems largely an answer to the question, "What would it be like to play as a Genki Girl?" It involves rainbows, heart symbols, and inexplicable background cheering whenever its protagonist, Juliet, makes an especially stylish kill.
    Juliet: It's more fun killing zombies in rainbow colors, huh?
    Nick: It's about the same. Maybe a little better.
  • Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis: Jess. She's hiding something.
  • Mass Effect 2: In a WRPG example, Kasumi Goto can qualify. She is Japanese, too.
    • She gets broken for a minute at the end of her loyalty mission in a very effective scene showing her having a quick emotional breakdown. She recovers quickly.
  • Mega Man ZX Advent: Hedgeshock the Erinaceroid. She talks fast, walks around hyperactively, and her Idle Animation gives you the impression that she just can't stand still.
  • Neverwinter Nights 2: Neeshka has elements of this. Note her kleptomania, habit of speaking very rapidly, and general variance between overwhelmingly excited or deeply anxious.
  • Overwatch has both Tracer and D.Va: the former is a giggling, energetic young woman while the latter is a Gamer Chick who treats combat like a video game. Tracer's genki-ness is cranked Up to Eleven in her debut trailer for Heroes of the Storm, when she becomes excited at all of the cool things and people she finds in the Nexus.
  • Persona:
    • Persona 3 Portable: The right dialog choices can turn the female protagonist into one of these, much to the chagrin of the rest of the cast.
    • Persona 4: Rise Kujikawa, the team's hot-blooded support member, has a ton of energy, moreso than any other female member. Chie Satonaka also counts, albeit to a lesser degree.
  • From the SSX series:
    • Kaori Nishidake. In a series about death-defying snowboarders, Kaori's excitable nature is explicitly childlike and she just has so much fun out on the snow.
    • Marisol Diez Delgado from Tricky also qualifies.
  • Saints Row: The Third's Genkibowl DLC 'Genki Girls' couldn't personify this trope any more than they already do. Angry Tiger, Sad Panda, and Sexy Kitten are high-energy fast talking costume wearing minions of the aptly-named Professor Genki.
  • Sakura Wars: The always high-spirited Erica Fontaine. For example, her Good Morning Dance.
  • Samurai Warriors: Kunoichi, although she mixes an unhealthy amount of creepiness with it, what with her stalking Yukimura and enthusiastically suggesting the most dreadfully violent solutions to any problems that may pop up.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog:
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic: The Consular ends up with two. Holiday is a sentient hologram who is always excited when presented with new technology, a puzzle, or an intellectual challenge, which is part of the reason she and Tharan make such a good team. The other is the Consular's eventual Padawan, Nadia Grell. A Spoiled Sweet Senator's daughter, Nadia's force abilities tend to make things explode if she gets too excitable. Her species also is new to the galactic scene, and so she is incredibly happy if you take her with you to new planets or give her a chance to test her Force abilities, with a Catchphrase of "Yes! More exploring!"
  • Street Fighter series: Sakura, Ibuki and Elena.
  • Many Suikoden characters are this; sometimes there are many in the same game. For example:
    • Suikoden V: Miakis, initially. Then she gets saddled with an overload of angst, but eventually reverts to form over the course of the rest of the game.
    • Suikoden II: Nanami. Her introduction sequence consists entirely of her shaking her brother around out of giddiness for about 2 minutes, culminating when she accidentally sends him hurtling into a cliff wall, leaving a hero-sized imprint in solid rock.
  • Super Mario Bros.:
  • Aschen from the Super Robot Wars spinoff Endless Frontier becomes this whenever she lets out her full power. Makes for an...interesting contrast with her usual self. She even goes so far as cheerily shouting out things like "ASCHEN PUNCH!" and "ASCHEN KICK!" Considering that, appearance-wise, she looks more like something out of a robotic Amazon Brigade than a Genki Girl, it makes for an amusing contrast.
  • Tales of Legendia: Norma Beatty. She goes as far as giving her party members strange nicknames like "Senny" and "Teach."
  • Tales of Phantasia: Arche starts off very much like this, though she mellows considerably after the party visits the Elf Village, and her mother is seemingly executed in her place. Which, to be honest, is fairly understandable...
  • Tekken series: Ling Xiaoyu is a ball of energy who seems to be excited about everything. Her fighting style is fittingly fast-paced and energetic - with plenty of She-Fu moves to match her bubbly persona.
  • The Records of Agarest: Noah, one of the three 3rd-Generation heroines. There's also the half-rabbit girl Qua, who makes her debut in the 4th Generation.
  • Warcraft III: The Dryads' voice-set portrays this kind of personality, with a touch of The Ditz, for the entire race.
    "Fall, like leaves! In...fall!"
  • BattleTech has Glitch, one of your starter pilots. Although you never see more of her than her static portrait, her voice set alonenote  quickly gained her a lot of fans. No matter what happens, you can count on Glitch geeking out about it, whether it's fighting in a polar region ("After the mission, let's make snowmen!"), hitting multiple targets in the same turn ("YOU get a headshot, and YOU get a headshot!") or dealing heavy damage to something ("Did you see that? DID YOU SEE IT?"). Now imagine all of this in her perky, girly, almost child-like voice and you know why pretty much every player who can reloads the last save if Glitch is killed in battle. Even funnier, her bio reveals that she's actually an unrepentant criminal turned killer-for-hire. Really makes you wish for a spin-off that covers her ten-year stint in a Hellhole Prison.
  • Dragon Quest IV: Young princess Alevna is perky and enthusiastic to an almost absurd degree.

    Visual Novels 
  • The Fruit of Grisaia: Makina is arguably the most energetic and random member of the cast, often exhausting or exasperating the others - and leaving them dumbstruck with her motor mouth when she doesn't.
  • Little Busters!: Haruka, oh, so much. Constantly running around causing mischief? Penchant for broadcasting her emotions at the top of her lungs? Acts like she's incapable of being serious for ten seconds at a time? Check, check, and check. She has Hidden Depths, though—she's well aware that she's very noisy and feels awkward around people like Rin who can't deal with that, and can be quite savvy when she puts her mind to things. The whole thing is covering up a very screwed up, insecure individual who has very, very good reasons for priding herself on causing commotions.
  • Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors zigzags on this with Clover. This is her default mood, but she also spends most of the game depressed and moody due to her brother Snake's apparent death. When it turns out that Snake is still alive, he bounces back quickly and returns to her normal energetic self.
  • Sunrider: Asaga Oakrun is the most energetic Ryder pilot in your team, a self-styled "hero of justice" prone to spouting off lines like "I'ma firin' mah lazors!" in the middle of combat, and a constant annoyance to your ship's disciplinarian because of her lack of it and her attempts to gamble with the crew during her downtime. In an aversion of the RPG aspect, her Ryder is the Jack-of-All-Stats rather than a Glass Cannon.
  • Mildly deconstructed with Akira Amatsume in Yosuga no Sora who gets so energetic and enthusiastic during the preparations of a festival that she overworks herself and collapses due to exhaustion.

    Web Animation 
  • Dreamscape: Anjren sometimes is, like when she gets amped up or excited about something.
  • DSBT InsaniT:
    • Kayla is very chatty and hyper.
    • Weird Girl is very...eccentric and talkative.
  • RWBY:
    • Nora is an energetic non-stop talker who doesn't appear to have an off switch even at the crack of dawn. She's even accompanied by her own unique zany music score for when she really gets going. Contrast with her partner Ren, who needs to be kicked out of bed in the morning and who barely talks. Not even brushing her teeth or eating breakfast slows her down. The quietest and most still she gets is when the Headmaster is explaining their first task, but she interrupts him once and can be seen in the background bouncing energetically on her heels as she waits for the task to begin. Ren seems to tolerate her energy and Motor Mouth with good humor and affection.
    • Ruby and Yang would also qualify, though in both their cases, it's more subtly played than with Nora, and in Yang's case, combined with Boisterous Bruiser.

  • Robin DeSanto from It's Walky! and Shortpacked! is so genki it qualifies as a superpower. She moves like a bolt of lightning, smells like Skittles, and has less impulse control than your average three-year-old. She once ate a bowl of Cadbury cream eggs; next thing she knew, she'd been elected to Congress and had no idea how.
  • A Magical Roommate: Daria is a genki dragon who was introduced to tools and became obsessed. Then she was introduced to modern technology...
    Aylia: Clearly, you've never witnessed [the] homework exploding machine.
  • Alma of Godslave has all the syndromes, including breaking into squeeing over Anpu and constantly pestering Edith to go and do something!
  • Homestuck:
    • Jade Harley. Even her typing quirk is genki—omitting periods and overusing exclamation points and emoticons.
    • Nepeta wears a cute outfit and shows lots of enthusiasm. Her saccharine disposition is demonstrated as she demonstrates The Glomp on her friend Equius. (Just after she shreds a monster with her Wolverine Claws.)
    • Feferi also tends to get overexcited about everything and frequently makes fish puns with glee, even when she’s dead.
    • Beforus gives us Latula, who is constantly on the go and obsessed with being Totally Radical, and Meulin, a Tumblr Fangirl parody prone to over-dramatic emotional declarations and gleeful shipping dedication.
  • Impure Blood: Mac comes running to burble over the car and goes Squee! over the Abomination.
  • Sedine from InSecurity tends to be childlike and energetic, much to her husband Sam's dismay.
  • The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob!: The always-enthusiastic Molly the Peanut Butter Monster. It probably helps that she has a super-fast metabolism and can outrun a bear.
  • Lackadaisy: Ivy is actually based off a hyperactive cat that the author knew.
  • M9 Girls!: Clau is always hyperactive and overly optimistic.
  • MegaTokyo: Asako is a Genki Girl of Mass Destruction, and her friend Mami knows the arming codes. As Mami says, "Hey, I always reserve the right to use the 'Asako option'. You should know that by now."
  • Misfile: Missi definitely qualifies. While not exactly hyper, she's drastically more energetic and upbeat than the rest of the cast. So far, nothing, not even being dumped, has been able to make her sad for more than a single panel.
  • Monsterful: Sapphire. The energetic zombie teenager is way faster and louder than a zombie should be.
  • Murphy's Law: Serrin. As an example, she energetically hugs an armed stranger.
  • Ozy and Millie: The hyperactive, lovably eccentric Millie Mudd is a Genki Girl-in-training.
  • Paranatural: Suzy is a journalist version of this. Every time she appears, often or always around her "willing" assistant Collin, she's doing something over-the-top and insane. This mostly involves trying to get the main character Max to join the Journalism Club at the school. Or blackmail. And in the spinoff section, Supernormal, she has a single appearance that further cements the evidence she's slightly off...and a fan of circular journalism. See it here.
  • Penny and Aggie: Lisa and, to a lesser extent, Katy-Ann.
    "Dear Mr. President: I have solved the world's energy needs. All you need to do is put two girls I know on a treadmill."

    Web Original 
  • Dept Heaven Apocrypha: Seth, full stop. She slows down a little while suffering from her Heroic BSoD, but she's starting to get better now.
  • Dad: Downplayed; Diane can be calm and rational, but is still highly energetic and extroverted, even being referred to by Cheryl as a "big ball of energy" and by Dad as impulsive and wild. She just enjoys life, and likes to have as much fun and adventure as she can.
  • The Gumdrops Laura is very energetic and too quick to act on certain things. This was influenced by her actress Rebecca Rose Flynn - who was often cast as serious Girl Next Door characters - but was fun and bubbly offscreen. The character was created for her to play someone close to her own personality.
  • Evelyn from Less Is Morgue is an insanely excitable ghost girl who gets to giddy levels of enthusiasm over everything from dogs to Nickelback.
    Evelyn: Did you know there are whole Twitter accounts that just have pictures of dogs? I hadn't seen a dog in sixteen years, then boom, dogs everywhere! Dogs driving cars - can you believe that? Can you believe that there's a dog out there that can drive? I mean, how did the dogs learn how to drive? Is there a doggy driving school? I bet every dog that goes to driving school just aces it, because dogs are good at everything. I used to have a dog - she was a rescue and her name was Peppermint. She was a Pomeranian-Cross-Alaskan-Malamute, and—
  • Survival of the Fittest V4: Maria Graham, who's an odd mix of Genki Girl, Cloudcuckoolander, and Stepford Smiler.
  • The French-Italian YouTuber Tess Masazza can be VERY enthusiastic and energetic when she is brought to a waterpark.
  • Whateley Universe: Toni Chandler, AKA Chaka, is definitely a Genki Girl. She's learned to stay away from caffeine and sugar (and to be very careful with chocolate, which acts as an aphrodisiac for her).
  • hololive: One of the first things people notice about Oozora Subaru is that she is incredibly energetic. She's loud, upbeat and has so much energy that some of her peers were downright intimidated by her before they got to know her better.

    Western Animation 
  • American Dad!: Francine. With her high-energy, she can be somewhat crazy.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender: Ty Lee, in contrast to her Foil, Emotionless Girl Mai.
    • The Legend of Korra: The latest Avatar, Korra, in contrast to her mentor Tenzin.
    • One of Tenzin's children, Ikki, is this trope personified. Like Ty Lee and Korra, Ikki even has a foil to make her genki nature even more obvious (her sister, Jinora).
  • The Backyardigans: Uniqua in spades. This is helped by the Japanese dub, where in a few episodes she says the word "genki" after introducing herself.
  • Batman: The Animated Series: Harley Quinn.
  • Curious George: A nonhuman example: Charkie.
  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers: Gadget is a very cheerful and energetic Wrench Wench.
  • Codename: Kids Next Door: Kuki "Numbuh 3" Sanban is, without doubt, the most bubbly and energetic (often annoying so) member of Sector V. note 
  • Daria: Quinn lapses into this at times. Stacey maybe even more so.
  • Dexter's Laboratory: Dee Dee, the hyperactive sister of Dexter.
  • El Tigre: Frida Suarez.
  • Fanboy and Chum Chum: Yo is so genki, she can appear in two places at once.
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: Goo is a straight-up example. Madame Foster herself sometimes fills this role, too, despite the fact that she's an old lady. Coco also shows elements of this at times, with a heavy dose of Cloudcuckoolander and The Unintelligible.
  • Gargoyles introduced Puck in "The Mirror", a trickster elf of the Third Race. A bit more subdued than most examples, he is still one of the most energetic characters in the show; constantly floating or dancing around, befitting his carefree nature.
  • Goof Troop: Pistol is constantly hyper. As her neighbor Max once put it, "watching Pistol is like nailing Jell-O to a tree." Playing with her is considered a nuisance at best and outright torture at worst, and, if they can, people try to avoid the task or pass it on to others, usually stopping at Extreme Doormat PJ unless he manages to hide. It's fairly surprising, considering that her father is very lazy and her mother and brother take turns being the Only Sane Man.
  • Glitch Techs: Miko's one boisterous tomboy. Even while playing games, she tends to move and run around constantly.
  • Gravity Falls: Mabel Pines is loud, playful, and enthusiastic about just about everything ("Yay, grass!"). Her energy is justified, since the show has frequent references to her sugar intake.
    Wendy: What is she talking about?
    Dipper: Nothing! Mabel's just been eating raw sugar packets again.
    Mabel: (Eating sugar packets) Om nom nom...that's beside the point!
  • Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law: Birdgirl.
  • Hero: 108: Mystique Sonia.
  • Hero Elementary has two examples:
    • Sara Snap is definitely a feisty ball of energy whenever she's passionate about something, such as lifting heavy objects, or her sports idol Athletica.
    • Turbo Tina also falls into this thanks to her speed and Motor Mouth tendencies when she's excited.
  • Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi: Ami Onuki, who's VERY much this. Excitable, cheerful, and always optimistic, and an all-around sweetie. Needless to say, whenever Ami gets all excited, she sometimes gets on Yumi's nerves as a result. For example, in "Collect All Five", there's this little exchange when Ami explains to Yumi about the Super Rainbow Blast cereal:
    Ami: Isn't it awesome?!
    Yumi: Yeah, awesomely sappy.
  • Invader Zim: Moofy, a one-shot character, is both a hilarious and downright scary example of this trope.
  • Iron Man: Armored Adventures: Pepper Potts is a big time Genki Girl.
  • Jimmy Two-Shoes: Saffi.
  • KaBlam!: June started out as one of these, as well as The Ditz. In season two, she's still this trope at times, but much more snarky. In season three, this starts to drop a little bit more as she becomes a sarcastic Jerkass, and by season four, this is gone and she became a slight example of the only sane girl.
  • Kaeloo is perpetually cheerful, hyperactive, playful and enthusiastic about almost everything.
  • Littlest Pet Shop (2012): Minka Mark.
  • My Life as a Teenage Robot: Jenny is very bubbly and is shown to get excited easily. Her mother is also is very excitable and lively, so it's no surprise where she gets it from.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • Pinkie Pie is this merged with Cloudcuckoolander. Her energy breaks the fourth wall by pure accident! "Party of One" explores (and later deconstructs) this; there is a limit to her energy, but it is significantly higher than everyone else's. Then you watch her get angry and find out her energy can be used for more than just bouncing happily.... "Too Many Pinkies" has Pinkie inadvertently creating an unruly horde of flanderized clones of herself. Her friends, used to Pinkie embodying this trope, can't tell the difference between the mindless clones who constantly spout "FUN!" and the real Pinkie. This causes Pinkie to have an existential crisis and seriously consider the possibility that she's just a clone who thinks she's real.
    • The Cutie Mark Crusaders. Individually, they're energetic. Together, they egg each other on and build off each other to astonishing lengths.
    • Rainbow Dash, surprisingly, counts as well, especially in later episodes with her excitement over the new Daring Do book and the Equestria Games. In the latter, she flat-out channels Pinkie Pie for the whole episode.
    • As "Amending Fences" reveals, Minuette, one of Twilight's old Canterlot friends, is a very upbeat girl. No wonder she and Pinkie are friends.
    • Gabby Griffon is a griffon who's obsessed with getting a cutie mark of her own (despite it being a pony-only trait) and a major glomp. Even the Cutie Mark Crusaders find her energy overwhelming.
    • Silverstream the Hippogriff is absolutely fascinated by everything on the surface world after she spent most of her life in a coral reef underwater.
    • One shot character Autumn Blaze may be an even bigger Motor Mouth than Pinkie Pie. Given that her fellow Kirin decided to stop talking, it's not surprising she'd have a lot to say.
  • From the original My Little Pony, we have Surprise, whom FIM Pinkie is heavily based off of. She enjoys pranking people, is very active, and is very loud.
  • My Little Pony (G3): Pinkie Pie isn't quite as madcap as her FIM version, but she loves parties and is obsessed with the color pink.
  • Mysticons: Piper is extremely energetic, often doing acrobatic moves (such as flips) and having some pretty energetic responses when she figured out a riddle or if she's excited.
  • Numberjacks: A lot of characters seem to fit this trope, but Three is the most recognisable example. Getting jumpy and excited, especially when she's going out on missions. Is it any wonder Four, Five and Six sometimes consider her a handful?
  • Phineas and Ferb: Candace Flynn. Her energy levels can rival her brothers, for starters.
  • The Powerpuff Girls: Bubbles is, fittingly enough, the most bubbly of the girls, having their "joy and the laughter". Don't think for a second, though, that she cannot be hardcore. Mojo Jojo learned that the hard way.
  • Puppy Dog Pals has two girl pups Keia and Lollie who are both very energetic.
  • Recess: Cindy, one of the kindergartners. Miss Grotke can be a mild example at times.
  • Rolie Polie Olie has Zowie, the younger sister of the titular Olie. Most child characters in the series are cheerful children, but she easily takes the cake by being the most hyperactive and rambunctious out of all of them. She is outgoing and welcoming to nearly everyone she meets, and often happily cries "Olie Olie Olie Olie!" whenever her brother comes into the picture.
  • Ruby Gloom: Iris.
  • Super Best Friends Forever: Batgirl.
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil: Star Butterfly, who takes this as far as the meter goes and more. She is a hyper active teenage girl whose hobbies include fighting monsters, going on dangerous adventures, and using her wand's powers to create anything she wants, such as adorable animals or indoor water slides.
  • Teen Titans: Starfire. All that emotional energy is the source of her super powers. 'Joy' for Flight, 'confidence' for super strength, and general perkiness.
  • The Looney Tunes Show: Lola Bunny. She's an energetic Cloudcuckoolander with a Motor Mouth.
  • The Mighty B!: Bessie Higgenbottom is an ambitious and optimistic 9-year-old Honeybee Scout who believes that she will become a superhero called "The Mighty B" if she collects every Honeybee badge.
  • World of Winx has Lorelei, who replaced Bloom as co-host of "Wow!" because of a . . . certain incident between Bloom and show host Ace. She is excitable, ditzy . . . and slightly obnoxious.
  • Total Drama:
    • Izzy. So genki, that she's even enthusiastic about getting poison ivy wrapped around her face as part of a challenge.
    • Sierra is almost as hyper and energetic as Izzy, further exacerbated by her fangirliness.
  • Transformers: Prime: Miko, who transferred to an American school to escape a life of piano lessons and ends up in the middle of a war between alien robots, to her absolute delight. She's voiced by Tania Gunadi, who is good at these in many of her roles.
  • W.I.T.C.H.: Hay Lin loves life, designing clothes, painting, and sending armies of mooks flying with a wave of her arm.
  • Zig & Sharko: Marina the mermaid, who gets excited about every little thing, even when Sharko is the one doing it.

    Real Life 
  • Lindsey Stirling is a very extroverted and energetic musician whose vlog is devoted, in significant part, to her antics involving pranks she plays on those around her, and special occasions like "half Christmas."
  • Miley Cyrus. Her little sister Noah is also extremely bubbly, energetic and confident, but she's just 16, so who knows how she'll turn out.
  • Kristen Schaal seems to have forged an entire career out of playing Genki Girls. Her real life persona is slightly less genki than her various animated ones, but not by much, as evidenced by her congratulating one of her fellow Never Mind the Buzzcocks contestants with a "John Hughes 80s movie clap."
  • Hayley Williams of Paramore, so, so much, if the way she answers interviews, tweets, and acts on stage is anything to go by. Not many people would tweet about how much underwear they're going to buy or make jokes about their own chest during an interview.
  • Felicia Day. Her promotional video for Dragon Age: Redemption is marked by energetic smiling, bobbing, and annotating.
  • Amanda Tapping, who never seems to slow down and is always bright, bubbly, enthusiastic, and an all-around goofball. Yes, the same one who plays the no-nonsense Major in the Stargateverse.
  • Similarly, Tara Strong voices many of the Genki Girl characters listed above and it comes straight from her own personality. In any interview she'll be bubbly and personable. Fan reports list her as one of the friendliest and most accessible people at conventions. She was going to voice Pinkie Pie, listed above. She ended up voicing Twilight Sparkle instead, but says Pinkie is closer to her real personality.note 
  • WWE's ring announcer Lilian Garcia, as a glance at her web show with Torrie Wilson and Candice Michelle will demonstrate. It rubbed off on actress Maria Menounos when she guest starred. Unless she was waving beer cans and asking the others to feel how warm her chest was just to impress "Stone Cold" Steve Austin...
  • Delta Goodrem can barely sit still during her interviews and appears to be endlessly bright and cheery.
  • Milla Jovovich. Just watch her interviews or listen to her DVD Commentaries. She's endlessly bubbly and cheerful, particularly in the DVD extras for Resident Evil: Apocalypse. She gets very loud and exagerrated when describing an action scene with Nemesis.
  • JUNNA, the drummer of the hard rock girls' band Girls Rock Band Kakumei. She is shown to make an enthusiastic and cheerful look on her face whenever she's rockin' out.
  • Annick Obonsawin to a tee. The characters she voices are her cheerful and excitable fangirly voice is definitely the genuine article. Especially when she is playing Sierra from Total Drama.
  • Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is, outside the House, quite lively, especially evident in her reaction shot to her victory in 2018.
  • Cassey Ho of Blogilates.
  • Dogs of either gender tend to act like this, particularly as puppies. Typically when their owner walks into the room they will run around excitedly jumping on things (including the person).
  • Cristina Milizia is a bonafide Genki Girl. She's always shown to have an energetic aura of happiness with every project and interview she takes part in.
  • Colleen O'Shaughnessey is just precious. She approaches things with an optimistic outlook, and always has the time of her life.
  • Angus Young of AC/DC hasn't been observed standing still since 1973, at least. He's one of the few people in the world who can make Axl Rose note  look positively placid by comparison.
  • Sumalee Montano radiates this energy. She tends to get very peppy and optimistic when showing her fangirl side, and she's quite the adorable, nerdy Fangirl .
  • Tania Gunadi definitely embraces a Genki Girl side with how pumped up and energetic she gets. This is especially the case when she shows a fangirl side.

Alternative Title(s): Genki Boy, Genki Guy


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