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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, at least not without loads of hair gel. 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 has an enormous pair. 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 pigtails, too.
  • Par for course in Gonna be the Twin-Tail!!, 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.
  • 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 weapons (don't worry, they're harmless).
  • Touko Matsudaira from Maria-sama ga Miteru 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.

    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.
  • Aria Blaze in My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Rainbow Rocks. In the toyline, Sweetie Belle also has these.

  • 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.

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     Web Comics 
  • 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.