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She's not asking anyone out. It's just to look pretty.

When a humanoid person has a peacock tail or is wearing a bunch of feathers arranged as though it was a peacock tail (which is actually a separate group of feathers known as a "train").

This is common on girls in fiction, despite the peacock flared train being a feature of male peafowl in Real Lifenote , but such a thing on a human guy isn't entirely unheard of. This may sometimes make a guy appear like The Dandy, Camp Gay, or Camp Straight, but not always.

Note these do not require the feathers to be peacock feathers, only that they be arranged in a fantail. Futhermore simply wearing peacock feathers is not an example, as that's The Same, but More Specific of Fluffy Fashion Feathers.

A Sub-Trope of either Little Bit Beastly or Fluffy Fashion Feathers (depending on whether this character actually has a tail or is just wearing one).

Compare Winged Humanoid.

Not to be confused with women who work for NBC, or with Agent Peacock.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Gintama has Kada who wears a peacock-themed outfit and is known as the Peacock Princess.
  • The Zuka club in Ouran High School Host Club has a set of outfits with feather tails, as a Shout-Out to Takarazuka Revue.
  • In Summer Wars, a Power-Up gives Natsuki's Oz avatar (which basically looks like her) angel wings and a peacock tail while battling Love Machine.
  • In an OVA for Sakura Wars, the girls get into a fight while wearing costumes that have feathers arranged this way. It creates a comedic contrast to see them dressed this grandly while arguing, and even resorting to attacking each other with their powers.
  • The old Cyberpunk manga Goku: Midnight Eye has a female assassin who prefers Full-Frontal Assault and has a cybernetic peacock tail with deadly hypno-eyes, who almost kills the protagonist via them, forcing him to put out his own left eye in order to survive the encounter.

    Comic Books 

    Films — Animation 

  • Kong Xuan from Fengshen Yanyi appears to be a human with a golden aura and a fan of five colored ligh beams fanning out of his back and his real form is that of the red-crested divine peacock who eventually becomes Buddha's mount. He's very arrogant and cocky and in certain versions he actually has a phantom golden peacock tail fanning behind his back (and at least in one TV adaptation, can poke a peacock's head out of his forehead).
  • The end of Imogenes Antlers has the titular girl wake up without the antlers she mysteriously grew, only to grow a peacock's tail.

    Live-Action TV 
  • In Gosei Sentai Dairanger, Kujaku, the incarnation of the Peacock Buddha wears an appropriately peacock-esque outfit complete with a feathered headdress and tail.
  • In Kamen Rider OOO, the title character's red Body Medal is the Peafowl, which generates an aura resembling the classic peacock feathers - except OOO can fire the "eyes" at enemies.

  • Katy Perry wears a showgirl outfit with the tail made of pink feathers in "What Happens in Vegas".
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic dresses as a peacock briefly in his "Perform This Way" video, and wears said costume in live performances.
  • Miley Cyrus wore a corset-dress with a giant peacock tail in her video "Can't Be Tamed".
  • One or two shots in the video for "Leaving Las Vegas" by Sheryl Crow has some showgirls with huge fan tails.
  • The cover of Goldfrapp's Supernature album is cropped from a picture of Alison Goldfrapp wearing a peacock tail, although it's not flared.
  • Icelandic singer Björk is known for wearing many bird-themed dresses. She once wore a sparkly peacock dress during one of her shows.
  • Sugababes' Shape music video: one of the guests at the masquerade has a peacock-themed costume and flares the train at the girl. Mutya is not very impressed.

    Myths & Religion 
  • In Greek myth, the peacock was sacred to Hera, Queen of the Gods who was sometimes shown wearing a peacock tail. According to myth, the blue eye spots on the peacock's feathers were Hera's way of honoring Argus, a hundred-eyed guard who died defending her golden apple tree.
  • Mahāmayūrī‐vidyārājñī ("great peacock wisdom queen") is a female deity in Buddhist mythology who is always depicted sitting atop a golden peacock with its feather train fanned out behind her.
  • The Demon Adramelech is depicted as a humanoid figure with a mule's head and a flared peacock trail on the back. He's based on an ancient Middle Eastern solar deity, which explains the radiant motif.
  • The Dai people of China and Southeast Asia have the tale of Peacock Princess. Like the European {{TheSwanMaiden Swan Maiden}}, she can alternate between human and bird form. A human prince named Chao Shutun (or Zhaoshutun) marries her, but when the couple is betrayed by an evil wizard, the Peacock Princess has to fly back to her kingdom, which prompts the prince's quest to find her.

    Tabletop Games 
  • In Vampire: The Requiem supplement Shadows Of Mexico the clan splat portrait for the Daeva is wearing a designer outfit with a peacock feather train on her back.

  • Takarazuka Revue shows love this. In revues and during finales, many numbers have just about everyone with a peacock tail on their costumes. It doesn't matter if it's a Bifauxnen in a suit or a lady in a Pimped-Out Dress. That being said, traditionally top stars - the leading otokoyaku (male role player) - tend to be the only one to wear "finale feathers" when the cast descends the Grand Staircase at the very end of the show.
  • In Real Life, there is a showgirl accessory like this called a "fan tail", which is common in stage shows with showgirls.
  • Some stage dancers, including burlesque, will put a pair of large feather fans behind their backs, which makes a tail, and also evokes the Coy, Girlish Flirt Pose (although without the coy part).
  • Amaluna plays with this, featuring the Peacock Goddess and female backup dancers with smaller, more mobile peacock trains, but only the males have the full-size erectable trains.

  • Fairy Tails has the Fan Tails series. The Fan Tails each have a fan sitting atop their regular tail that can be opened and closed as if it's a peacock's tail. And of course, the Fan Tails are all girls.
  • Monster High has a range of "Inner Monster" dolls, who can be customized inside and out based on one of a few emotions they could be feeling. One of the four dolls, Spooky Sweet/Frightfully Fierce, is wearing a fantail in her Spooky Sweet mode.

    Web Original 
  • Whateley Universe: Played with in the character of Peacock, an Avatar bound to a peacock spirit, and can manifest a brilliant peacock tail that mesmerizes people. Unfortunately for her, she's now a partial Gender Bender, so she's in Poe Cottage with the other changelings. Lina is not at all happy with being intersexed now, and her family hasn't taken it well either.

    Video Games 
  • In Animal Crossing, there's a snooty ostrich villager named Julia who resembles a peacock.
  • In Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean Savyna's Wings of the Heart (summoned at will wings that most people in the setting have) for some reason also have a peacock-like tail as their part. She uses feathers from this tail for her first finisher, Burning Arrow.
  • MySims has the character Ms Nicole, a fashion boutique owner who wears a rather large hair accessory resembling a peacock tail.
  • Namu Amida Butsu! -UTENA-: King Konjikikujaku, being the Gender Flip of Mahāmayūrī above, wears a tailcoat with a very long frilly tail which resembles a closed peacock train, decorated with plenty of Fluffy Fashion Feathers.
  • One of the shows in Sakura Wars had outfits with yellow feathers arraigned as tails.
  • Skullgirls has Peacock, a cyborg girl whose cybernetic arms each have three eyes on them that resemble the tail feathers of the bird, and one of her attacks has her hat turn into a peacock head while an array of eyes line up behind her, fanning out and looking even more like a peacock's tail. Interestingly, besides wearing a dress, she's one of the least feminine of the female characters in the game.

    Western Animation 


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Mayura uses the power of the Peacock Miraculous to create monsters from the emotions of others.

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