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Mega Twintails

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So this Girly Bruiser can look extra girly, while doing extra bruising.

A pair of huge pigtails on a girl that are much larger than possible in Real Life for someone with straight or otherwise non-curly hair, at least not without loads of extensions and hair gel. The smallest examples might work if the person had very long, curly hair, but overall most are near impossible for anyone. The minimum hair size of both tails combined must be at least the size of the girl's head.

There can be many reasons for this, although the most common are either to make the pigtails clear even in long shots, or because of Rule of Cute.

Quite often these pigtails have the hair in a spiral, which overlaps with Regal Ringlets. However, girls with Mega Twintails are not necessarily of high station. It is more of a compromise halfway between the proper aspect of the ringlets and girly of Girlish Pigtails, both in looks and in personality.


Note that this trope is about the volume and complexity of the pigtails more than the length. While the two can overlap, merely having improbably long hair in pigtails, like Sailor Moon, Hatsune Miku, Black★Rock Shooter, Ruri, or Hibiki falls under Rapunzel Hair.

A Sub-Trope of Anime Hair, Girlish Pigtails, Bigger Is Better.

Compare '80s Hair, Giant Poofy Sleeves, Ojou Ringlets, Odango Hair.


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    Anime and Manga 
  • When the members of the Ouran High School Host Club try cross-dressing, the twins wear wigs with these.
  • When young, Rosemarie from Claudine...! had huge pigtails that were bigger than her own head.
  • Future Diary: 9th's first appearance in Episode 2. She later dismisses that hairstyle and changes her cute dress for her regular action outfit.
  • Moegi of Naruto wears her hair in two poofy pigtails that stick straight out from her head.
  • Etia from Il Sole penetra le illusioni has a truly impressive pair. They look to be larger than she is.
  • Fredrica from Coffin Princess Chaika has a fairly large pair when in her human form.
  • Nui Harime of Kill la Kill is a giggling Girly Bruiser with her bow, earrings, frilly Minidress of Power, forearm pads, boots, and Parasol of Pain all in pink and white. She wears her hair up in two huge ringlets that have more volume than her entire body. They possess enough volume for her to be picked up by them and airlifted. When she's sent flying through a wall, her Impact Silhouette has ringlets.
  • Par for course in Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!!, as every member of the self-explanatory Twintail Warriors sports a pair. But then again, what would you expect for a series with twintails in its title?
  • Anchovy, the leader of Anzio Academy in Girls und Panzer, has some epic drill twintails. In the film, Pepperoni complains that they're obstructing her view though that may be because, adding in Carpaccio, the three of them are crammed into a two-seater CV 33 tankette.
  • Mami Tomoe of Puella Magi Madoka Magica had her iconic haircut become a subject of massive memetic popularity. While relatively modest on its own, it's often exaggerated in parodies and homages to the character, like the above mentioned Vivid Yellow. The Movie revealed she uses magic to maintain the look.
  • Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX introduces Micha Jawkân, who has not only a huge volume of drills, her twintails also function as rocket engines!
  • Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions has Sanae Dekomori, whose pigtails go down to her ankles. For added ridiculousness, she has small weights attached to them, so that she can spin them around and pretend they're weaponsnote . And get tangled in them.
  • Touko Matsudaira from Maria Watches Over Us has earned the nickname of "Drill-chan", due to her long, drill-shaped twintails. And she actually weaponizes them in the doujin Fighting Game Maribato!, where she appears as a playable character, fitting with her drill-themed style: Her standing A and Crouching A have her hitting her opponent with her twintails.
  • Hanaukyō Maid Team. Ryukka has large pigtails in a spiral pattern that hang down to her shoulders. She is a high-ranking member of the powerful Jihyou family.

    Films — Animation 
  • In Barbie and the Secret Door, the Big Bad, Malucia, has huge purple pigtails twice the size of her head.
  • Harley Quinn sports these in place of typical Harley pigtails in The LEGO Batman Movie. They're the same size of her head and have been curled into spirals while also being split down the middle between black and red colours, mimicking the appearance of her iconic jester hat.
    • The N-Pop Girl in The LEGO Ninjago Movie uses the same mold as Harley's hair but in pastel blue and pink. They're instead evocative of a typical Japanese pop idol look due to the Asian-inspired setting.

  • Kasane Teto, an UTAUloid, has the same hairstyle as Amy Sorel in the above picture, except in pink. That style was called, just for her, "Twin-Drills."

    Puppet Shows 
  • Red Fraggle on Fraggle Rock. Each poofy globe is roughly the same size as her head.

    Video Games 
  • Gothitelle has four large black discs stuck to either side of its head that invoke this trope, as well as its pre-evolved form Gothorita.
  • For a literal case of Mega twintails, Mawile has this effect after Mega Evolution, with its two giant mouths extending from the back of its head. Each one of them is larger than Mawile's body.
  • Lopunny displays this trait with Ears as Hair. Inverts the literal Mega nature, though, as Mega Lopunny's ears are of the long-not-voluminous variety of twintails.
  • Ashley from the WarioWare series has a pair of black pigtails that are almost as tall as she is.
  • Female Inklings from Splatoon have two long and thick pigtails. Their size is justified, as they're actually tentacles that are some of the retained aspects of the Inklings' squid forms.
  • MÚSECA Series Mascot Illil not only has ridiculously long twintails, she has them spiral around her arms.
  • Catherine from the eponymous game sports two enormous twintails, along with grade A Zettai Ryouiki and a Yandere personality. Grade S Zettai Ryouiki gone overboard ? Considering her physical appearance is based on Vincent's tastes... Also possibly justified as representing horns due to her succubus nature.
  • In ARMS, Twintelle combines this trope with Prehensile Hair, seeing as how her massive twintails are where her ARMS are attached.
  • In Fire Emblem Fates, Elise has a huge pair of blonde twintails that are almost the size of her entire body.
  • Carmen from Persona 5 has her hair tied into two long and thick pigtails the same size of her head that mirror the hairstyle of her summoner Ann Takamaki.

    Visual Novels 

  • Amber in Matchu has gigantic blonde twintails that are both as tall and thick as she is.
  • The peanut butter monsters Molly, Golly, and Jolly in The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob! each have gigantic hair poofs on the sides of their heads.

    Web Original 
  • The "splash page" art for The Nostalgia Chick videos is often done by Andrew Dickman, and he draws her pigtails thick and large.


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