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A face as fresh as flowers.

Just like blue-haired girls are often withdrawn and anxious, pink-haired girls are often cheery and optimistic or sweet and romantic. There's a high chance that, if a series has a Five-Man Band, a girl with pink hair is The Heart. It's also a popular hair color for protagonists of Magical Girl series, hence Pink Heroine.

Bonus points if she has a blue-haired love interest. She may also have Innocent Blue Eyes, both to reinforce the impression of innocent sweetness and to provide a distinctive visual contrast.

This trope is most commonly found in anime and Animesque media. This is because it is not a natural hair color, which leaves it out of most live-action media, doesn't fit in most Western comics and animation that tend to have muted colors, and cannot be relied upon by most manga since they are printed in monochrome.

This trope doesn't count just for general pink hair. Other shades like magenta or salmon also count, but purple certainly does not. Pink-haired boys can also be examples.

Sometimes, Yandere characters who have pink hair can subvert the "sweetie" part, culminating to Psycho Pink.

Sub-Trope of Pink Means Feminine, and Cheery Pink. For animals with pink fur, go see Amazing Technicolor Wildlife. (Note that the two can overlap if anthropomorphism is in effect.)

Compare Fiery Redhead. Contrast Psycho Pink. See also Evil Desires Innocence.

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Examples

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    Anime and Manga 
  • Misaki Hoshino from An Angel's Marshmallow fits this trope, in the colour pages, at least.
  • Pictured above: Akari Mizunashi from ARIA. She is notable in the series that even in a world that almost exclusively populated by idealists (who are at worst grumpy and tired), Akari stands out among them, which gets pointed out in several occasion.
  • Riri Hitotsuyanagi from Assault Lily: Bouquet is a kind, friendly, idealistic girl with pink hair. Her superpower is "Charisma", which makes her such a Magnetic Hero that she gets put in command of her team without even meaning to.
  • Aries Spring from Astra Lost in Space, a sweet, kind, and friendly girl with pink hair.
  • There's a few pink-haired girls in Bakuten Shoot Beyblade, but the ones that actually match the trope are Mao and Mathilda. Mao is Rei's love interest and even when she too believed him to be a traitor she never gave up on him or wanted him to be anything but happy. Mathilda is The Heart of her team and the one who made the first step in getting rid of their abusive coach. She and Mao get along splendidly in the third season.
  • BanG Dream!:
    • Himari Uehara of Afterglow. A sweet and cheerful girl that always does her best and is a Nice Girl to everyone. While the merchandising would never tell you, Himari is actually the leader of Afterglow, despite being the bassist, as her cheerful demeanor and optimism help win over venue owners and such, whereas lead singer Ran Mitake's aloof nature and social awkwardness lend most people to believing that she's The Stoic. That said, no one, from her bandmates to the audiences, will join Himari in her enthusiastic cries of "Hey! Hey! Hoh!"
    • Aya Maruyama of Pastel*Palettes is also a sweet and cheerful girl, or at least she is on the outside. She has a complex of wanting to be noticed and loved. She's also kind-hearted and idealistic, and she's one of the most feminine amongst the entire cast.
    • Nanami Hiromachi of Morfonica. Although she has difficulties with making friends due to having excellent grades in middle school, she's also a particular Mellow Fellow and affable overall, perhaps as part of trying to be more "normal".
    • Anon Chihaya of MyGO!!!!! is also a friendly and upbeat girl. Outside of her own personal issues and being an Attention Whore, she's just about as nice as the other pink-haired girls before her.
  • Bleach: Pink-haired, hyperactive, Yachiru is the cheerful and optimistic version, always smiling, especially when Kenpachi is enjoying his fights.
  • Hitori "Bocchi" Gotoh from Bocchi the Rock! is an inversion; despite having pink hair, she's withdrawn, anxious and pessimistic. Her mother and younger sister are straighter examples, since they also have pink hair but are more cheerful and outgoing.
  • Princess Euphemia li Britannia and Anya Alstreim from Code Geass. Euphy's personality fits with what's expected for this trope, being a Wide-Eyed Idealist in a series known for its Black-and-Gray Morality. Conversely, Anya is an Emotionless Girl...although she wasn't always like that.
  • Kaoruko "Kaos" Moeta from Comic Girls is an inversion; she has pink hair, but she's a sensitive Shrinking Violet who's pessimistic, self-deprecating and very Prone to Tears.
  • When alone with her few confidantes, Mina Tepes from Dance in the Vampire Bund often qualifies. The problem is that being a 400 year old Vampire Monarch with vicious political rivals obliges her to take other roles.
  • Chiaki Nanami in Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School. Her hair's more pink-brown than actual pink, but she is by far one of the sweetest characters in the cast, believes strongly in The Power of Friendship, and serves as both The Heart and Hajime Hinata's love interest.
  • Kiko from Darker than Black certainly fits the Genki Girl stereotype. However, considering that most of the cast have realistic hair colors and she's a Cosplay Otaku Girl, it's quite possible she dyed it to fit this trope.
  • Deadman Wonderland has Yosuga, a shy and sweet girl with soft pink pigtails.
  • Downplayed with Mitsuri Kanroji from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, whose hair is pink and green (which is apparently the result of her eating too much sakura mochi, a sweet which is also pink and green), but the pink part still fits her since she's a sweet girl with hardly a mean bone in her body.
  • Nono of Diebuster has long pink hair and is optimistic, cheerful, strong, and passionate.
  • Mimi from Digimon Adventure dyes her hair pink in 02 to fit her sweet and girlish personality. Going to live to New York and experiencing new fashion tastes must have helped in her decision to change her hair. She eventually changes it back to its natural brown color in Adventure tri, but it retains a noticeable pink tint as a remnant of her 02 design.
  • Toa from Dragonaut: The Resonance with Curtains Match the Window set of pink eyes as well. Akira has hot pink hair.
  • Elfen Lied:
    • Nyuu, Lucy's Split Personality. Her hair has a more reddish tint in the anime whereas the manga has it as bright pink. Either way, Nyuu is cheerful (and dumb as a post). This is in direct contrast to Lucy's antisocial, solemn and occasionally psychotic personality. However, Lucy/Kaede does have a sweet and kind side; it's just been buried under years of rage and pain.
    • Nana, the other Diclonius main character of the series, also plays this trope straight (well, in the anime; the manga gave her purple hair). She's a total sweetheart, compassionate and cheerful (most of the time).
  • Cosette, Ropponmatsu II (partially), and Excel's good conscience in Excel♡Saga.
  • Fairy Tail:
    • Sherry, a total Love Freak. Bonus points for her original love interest Lyon, who has light-blue hair.
    • There's also the docile and kind Stellar Spirits Virgo and Aries.
    • Meredy is a cute little girl, but is very much The Stoic. She becomes a full-blown example after the timeskip.
    • Chelia, Sherry's cousin, who is also a Love Freak and very cheerful and friendly.
    • The Hero Natsu is basically a typical shonen Fiery Redhead, but with pink hair instead of red, making him an inversion.
  • Cheerful and energetic — that definitely describes Haruko Haruhara from FLCL.
  • Yuno Gasai from Future Diary has some pretty pink hair and is very cheerful and romantic around her beloved Yukki, but she's definitely not as sweet when it comes to anyone else. It turns out she Used to Be a Sweet Kid in her backstory, but by the first episode, she's a Good Girl Gone Bad due to her Dark and Troubled Past.
  • Milfeulle Sakuraba of Galaxy Angel is the only pink-haired main character (discounting Normad, who is a Jerkass pink plushie) and the only member of the eponymous Angel Brigade who's nice through and through, sometimes to All-Loving Heroine levels.
  • One of the two protagonists of Go! Go! Ichigo is a trans girl named Ichigo who has pink hair. She's quite bubbly and perky, though not a Genki Girl.
  • A rare male example: Shuichi from Gravitation. He fulfills the optimistic side of the trope, doubling as a Keet.
  • Inori from Guilty Crown has pale pink hair. While she's not at all a Genki Girl, she does share the "pure" personality shown by many other characters on this page; she's one of the most loyal and caring characters in Guilty Crown and becomes something of a Messianic Archetype in the final episode. She also becomes more passionate near the end of the show.
  • Mallow from Happy Happy Clover while she doesn't have hair. Her entire body and fur is a light and dark colored shades of pink. Her romantic side doesn't kick in until a later story in the first volume and comes back again in volume 5 after she hears an accidental love confession from Shallot.
  • Satou Matsuzaka from Happy Sugar Life is a subversion. While she has bubblegum pink hair and acts like a friendly, bubbly girl in public, it's all an act; her real personality isn't sweet at all, and she's really a remorseless murderer and kidnapper.
  • Hinagiku Katsura from Hayate the Combat Butler. She fits the cheery subtype and the romantic one, and she has a blue-haired (clueless) love interest.
  • Hello Sandybelle: Inverted (and then subverted) with Eva Longwood. After Sandybelle's father dies, she is sent to live with his best friend, Kern Longwood, and Eva hates no longer being an only child. Eva and her mother are absolutely horrible to Sandybelle knowing she's an orphan, and go out of their way to maltreat her. Though, Eva later realizes how she is acting and is ashamed of her behaviour, and apologizes to Sandybelle.
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure:
    • Noriaki Kakyoin from Stardust Crusaders is a gender inverted example. While his hair is more red than pink, he's still shown to be one of the nicest members of the Crusaders, as well as the group's voice of reason.
    • Reimi Sugimoto from Diamond is Unbreakable is a kind Cute Ghost Girl with pink hair. Though this is only the case in the anime, whereas in the manga she had brown hair.
    • Trish Una from Golden Wind is a Mafia Princess with pink hair and a mostly pink Stand. While she puts on a spoiled, haughty front, underneath she proves to be a kind and compassionate girl who grows stronger and more courageous.
    • Yasuho Hirose from JoJolion, despite her anxiety, is a pink-haired girl whose kindness leads her to being one of the first people to befriend Josuke.
  • Kaguya-sama: Love Is War has Chika Fujiwara, a bubbly, cheerful pink-haired girl who often serves as a foil to her best friend Kaguya's more serious, perfectionist tendencies. She's also a romantic, waxing poetic about love and marriage. Note that this only applies to the anime and live-action adaptations, as her hair is silver in the original manga.
  • Kaiju Girl Caramelise: Arata Minami is a male example. Portrayed on the color pages (including the cover of volume 2) as pink-haired, he's a Chick Magnet who is nonetheless happy to date Kuroe Akaishi despite the latter's Creepy Loner Girl appearance and lack of social graces because he sees that she's a kind girl.
  • Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple: Li Raichi, whose pink hair is even styled in Girlish Pigtails, fits the sweet and cheerful mold of this trope, even having a playful side. In fact, even after she's revealed to be a member of YOMI, Kenichi is certain that someone who loves flowers like her cannot possibly be a killer. He turns out to be right, as Raichi only follows the Satsujinken out of necessity and loyalty to her father Li Tenmon (who is also her sensei), and she even ends up falling for him after they fight, showing the romantic side of the trope.
  • Laid-Back Camp: Nadeshiko Kagamihara is a kind, energetic girl with pink hair.
  • Lucky Star:
  • The Lyrical Nanoha series plays this absolutely straight with Caro Ru Lushe, a gentle and kind-hearted White Magician Girl of the Riot Force 6's Forward team, yet inverts it to hell and back with Signum, a Stoic and no-nonsense swordswoman with an Old Soldier attitude. There is also Sette, the Emotionless Girl among Dr. Scaglietti's twelve Combat Cyborgs by the virtue/misfortune of having been designed to have the least emotional capacity among the sisters.
  • Magical Princess Minky Momo is a Cute Witch with pink hair.
  • Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid:
  • Lacus Clyne from Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, a peace-loving Idol Singer and daughter to the chairman of ZAFT that is nicknamed the "Pink Princess". However, she's also a Yamato Nadeshiko that intentionally allows people to mistake her gentle nature and idealism for weakness, prior to revealing herself to be a brilliant politician with an iron will and knack for winning people over to her side. By the conclusion of the sequel, she has become the new chairwoman of ZAFT and one of the few remaining political leaders in the world.
    • Sisters Lunamaria and Meyrin Hawke, from Destiny. Both have magenta hair, though Lunamaria is The Heart among the ZAFT pilots while Meyrin is compassionate and kind.
  • Haman Karn of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and Double Zeta has pink hair, but is only cheerful and optimistic as a young girl in the Char's Deleted Affair manga set after the One Year War. As an adult and the dictator of Axis Zeon, she’s cold and cynical.
  • My Dress-Up Darling: The Inui sisters have both pink hair, but only the younger, Shinju, plays the trope straight. She's a Huge Schoolgirl Shrinking Violet who's easily flustered, but once she gets comfortable with people she's really sweet and friendly, and later chapters show she Took a Level in Cheerfulness once she gets into cosplay herself.
  • Mina Ashido in My Hero Academia is a Rose-Haired and Rose-Skinned Sweetie. She's a perky, friendly and sociable girl who makes friends with ease and is very popular among her classmates. She's also a bit of a Love Freak, getting very enthusiastic about seeing or talking about romance.
  • Subverted in My Monster Secret with Akari's senpai at the maid café, who wants to help Akari be more "feminine". She's short, with Girlish Pigtails, a sweet demeanour, and a cute beaming smile that never leaves her face. And we mean never, no matter the circumstances. As a result, she comes off as far more scary than cute (not to mention she's a former delinquent like Akari).
  • Sakura Haruno from Naruto. Kind, loving and has cherry pink hair, along with a Hair-Trigger Temper.
  • From Negima! Magister Negi Magi, Makie Sasaki and the Narutaki twins have all been depicted with either pink or red hair. The first anime switches them all from pink to red hair about halfway through. They also all fit the "cheery girl" stereotype.
  • One Piece:
    • Coby is a rare male Shrinking Violet, and in direct contrast to the usual Pink-Haired teenager, he often has a nervous outlook on life — even after taking a small level in Badass.
    • Princess Rebecca from the Dressrosa arc, hot damn. She is Badass Pacifist, but unfortunately for her, she's more of a pacifist than being badass. She is too good-natured to be a warrior and is unable to hurt her opponents despite wielding a sword (for self-defense).
    • Mermaid Princess Shirahoshi is a Gentle Giant: she's huge, but incredibly kind, sweet, and very polite to everyone.
  • Himeno Awayuki in Prétear, the cheerful and optimistic heroine. Also a type B Tsundere to Hayate, the aloof blue haired knight.
  • Most pink-haired girls from the Pretty Cure franchise are either cheerful, sweet or romantically in love with someone, but all of them are All-Loving Heroines.
  • Madoka Kaname from Puella Magi Madoka Magica, showcasing her innocent nature.
  • The titular pink-haired Utena from Revolutionary Girl Utena is a passionate and optimistic Action Girl.
  • Moka Akashiya's outer self in Rosario + Vampire, who is kind, naive and romantic in direct contrast to her cold inner self who has silver hair.
    • Interestingly, this seems to have been done for the anime, with Akihisa Ikeda then backporting it to the manga. In the early manga, Outer Moka has brown hair.
  • Sabagebu! has as its protagonist the pink-haired Momoka Sonokawa, introduced as an ordinary schoolgirl in a typical Shoujo manga who gets scouted by a club president. She then turns out to be a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing of the most selfish and vindictive sort. Urara, already in the club, is also a subversion as she is a Psycho Lesbian who loves pain.
  • Chibi-Usa/Sailor Chibi Moon from Sailor Moon is a downplayed case; while she can be bratty and selfish at times, her pink hair still indicates that at her best, she's a Cheerful Child who ultimately has a good heart.
  • School-Live!:
    • Yuki Takeya is one of the sweetest characters, and while she's not romantic, that's because she's the most childish of the group. Too bad she doesn't fit in that world.
    • Megu-nee is the pink haired Sensei-chan. She's sweet and mature. She's also quite protective as even as a zombie she hid herself away because she didn't want to hurt the children.
  • Show by Rock!! has Moa, pink, curly-haired sheep girl as the band's Genki Girl. (She's practically a Pinkie Pie expy!) Oh, and she's also an alien.
  • Inohara Ran in Shuukan Shounen Hachi is always smiling, can instantly get along with anyone, and wants to draw as much fun out of every second of her life as possible. She's more mischievous and reckless than most examples, but nonetheless, there doesn't seem to be a negative bone in her body. In chapter 21, when she cries briefly, her friend Handa is actually shocked that she has "functional lacrymal glands".
  • Soul Eater: There's also Crona, whose hair was pink in the manga but was changed to lavender in the anime, but s/he's more of a Shrinking Violet.
  • SPY×FAMILY: Anya Forger is one of the youngest examples of the trope (she claims to be six years old, though she could be even younger), and despite all she's gone through she's a sweet Cheerful Child who loves spending time with her new parents.
  • ST☆R: Strike it Rich: Hina has pink hair and is a very friendly girl... who is obsessed with fighting strong opponents and may or may not be responsible for an attempted coup against the Japanese government using chemical weapons.
  • The titular character of Steel Angel Kurumi. Despite being created for the purpose of being a weapon, she's more interested in serving and protecting her new master, fitting the romantic aspect of the trope, as well as being a Genki Girl who's always hyperactive and cheery.
  • Super Sonico has pink hair and a shy, innocent and kindhearted personality to match.
  • Nana Hiiragi of Talentless Nana has pink hair styled in Girlish Pigtails and is a very sweet, kind, and friendly girl. Subverted when this turns out to be a calculated plot to deflect suspicion from herself and her true personality: a cold, calculating, and sociopathic Serial Killer who specializes in murdering superpowered "Talented" individuals.
  • To Love Ru has all 3 (naturally they are sisters). Lala is cheerful and optimistic, Nana is the Fiery Red Head and Momo is the sweet and romantic one (although her idea of romantic is rather broad).
  • Tsukiuta's male and female February representatives. They are pink-haired twins named Koi and Ai, and yes, their birthday is Valentine's day.
  • Ran from Urusei Yatsura is a subversion; she has fluffy pink hair and seems like a sweet, romantic girl at first, but this is all a front for how she's actually rather vicious and has a deep grudge against Lum.
  • Momoko from Wedding Peach, one of the most upbeat characters and also the heroine.
  • Cheza from Wolf's Rain is the sweet, low-key romantic subtype. For bonus points, the guy who created her has blue hair, not to mention the more tomboyish Action Girl Blue.
  • Yuna from Yuki Yuna is a Hero is a redheaded girl whose hair turns pink when in "Hero" form. She's an optimistic and sweet Genki Girl who is in a school club revolving around community service.
  • YuYu Hakusho: Genkai, at least, in her younger days, is an example of the "fiery" sort. It grayed over time, though. However, in the manga, her hair was strawberry-blonde.
  • Zombie Land Saga: Sakura Minamoto. Her dark, rosy hair reflects her normally cheerful demeanor. Her cheerfulness doesn't last long after she gets turned into an amnesiac zombie, however. Episode 11 reveals that during her life, she had so many of her accomplishments ruined by bad luck that she became quite cynical and depressed before being inspired again by Iron Frill.

    Comic Books 
  • I Feel Sick: Devi definitely fits 'passionate and strong' and wishes she fit 'romantic'.
  • Wonder Woman: In Wonder Woman (1942), Wonder Woman's Golden Age Venusian and Silver Age extradimensional ally Queen Desira is pink haired and compassionate, optimistic, generous, matronly and usually quite cheerful.
  • X-Men: Megan Gwynn (Pixie) from New X-Men fit the definition for a good while, until Magik (or Magik's demonic clone) got to her. Depending on the Artist, her hair's now either mostly black with pink streaks or mostly pink with black streaks, but either way, she was heavily affected by having bits of her soul ripped out and is suffering some serious overall disillusionment with the X-Adults.

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    Films — Live-Action 
  • Kimi: The ending shows Angela's dyed her hair a bright pink, as she's overcome her agoraphobia and happily goes outside with her boyfriend.
  • Rafiki: Ziki is a friendly young woman with her hair dyes in multiple colors, pink being the most prominent. She's more romantic and idealistic compared to Kena, her girlfriend.

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    Live-Action TV 
  • Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: In disguise, Poppy appears as a friendly but down-to-Earth nurse, but in her pink-haired Bugster form she's a bubbly and energetic girl who loves singing.
  • LazyTown: Stephanie is a loving, shy, sassy, very energetic girl with pink hair who is one of the most moral characters.

    Video Games 
  • AkaSeka, being an otome game, provides two male examples.
    • Mori Ranmaru is a pink-haired dorky and cute teenage guy.
    • Takenaka Hanbē's hair color is an even lighter pink than Ranmaru's, and he is a pacifist with a calm and gentle demeanor. He is also Delicate and Sickly to boot.
  • Animal Crossing:
    • Reese from Animal Crossing: New Leaf is a sweet, helpful alpaca with pink fur working at Re-Tail. She follows you around, buys things from you, and assists you whenever you want to buy or sell in the flea market. Her husband, Cyrus, has blue fur and is initially overprotective of Resse if you're male (and she's overprotective of him if you're female).
    • You have the option to start off as a pink-haired female character as the default.
  • Futaba from Ayakashi: Romance Reborn is a kindhearted, heroic onmyouji who saves humans and ayakashi alike.
  • Imoen in Baldur's Gate. Somehow, she dyed her hair pink in the sequel. She's a mage and is very cheerful despite all the bad things that happened to her.
    • An even bigger example is Alora. A halfling thief with an infinitely cheery Genki Girl persona, she encourages the entire party to play nice and do good things. She's pretty good at it too, managing even to get on Edwin's good side.
  • Battle Chef Brigade is full of subversions.
    • Pontida, the chef at the restaurant in Brigade Town, is pink-haired and kind, and grows adorably tongue-tied around Cezar. However, in her professional setting she an absolute taskmaster, and more of a Stern Teacher than a stereotypical sweetie.
    • Instructor Razel is mostly a Reasonable Authority Figure, but she doesn't hesitate to lay down the law when the situation calls for it.
    • Shiv is just a Jerkass, with few (if any) redeeming features.
  • Tori of Ensemble Stars! deliberately plays up this image, playing the role of the cute pink-coloured Cheerful Child. In reality, he is those things, but is also a selfish and demanding wannabe tyrant.
  • EXTRAPOWER: Attack of Darkforce has pink-haired Maria Gerstenbüttel, usually seen with a smile.
  • Subverted by Yuma Lau from Far Cry 4. Her hair is pink (dyed), but she's a sadistic evil warden and brutal enforcer even more vindictive than her foster brother Pagan Min.
  • Mash Kyrielight, from Fate/Grand Order definitely counts, being a Badass Adorable Stone Wall in combat as Chaldea's sole Shielder, but also providing plenty of dorky moments and always lights up with a Luminescent Blush whenever the Protagonist chooses a more flirtatious response to her dialogue, thanks to her pure hearted nature as an All-Loving Hero having sworn a Declaration of Protection over her Master and implied crush (i.e., you). She's always making sure the player is taking care of themselves, and always tries to find the good in an otherwise bleak situation. She even gives her life in a Heroic Sacrifice at the end of the first major story arc, going out with a smile using her Noble Phantasm to shield you from Goetia's Ars Almadel Salomonis. She's become as iconic a symbol of Grand Order as Artoria Pendragon (the original Saber) has from the parent Nasuverse work that started it all, Fate/stay night.
  • Final Fantasy:
    • Lenna in Final Fantasy V (in her sprites, at least; Amano artwork has her as blonde). Her element is water, which signifies devotion, and she's a Friend to All Living Things princess who treats everyone with kindness and worries very much over the world's welfare.
    • Final Fantasy XIII has Serah Farron, a cheerful and big-hearted girl who's a Foil to her stoic soldier sister. Vanille (who veers more into a salmon-shade) comes as bubbly and optimistic as they come until it's revealed she's faking it. But even after this, she's still the most upbeat of everyone. Lightning herself is a subversion; while her hair is pink, she is not a sweetie, even though she does level up in kindness during the game.
  • Averted by Poison from Final Fight. She's got a giant mane of bright pink '80s Hair but she's a fanservicey thug working for the Mad Gear street gang. She turned over a new leaf when she was moved to Street Fighter but she's as crude as ever.
  • Fire Emblem:
    • Serra from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade and Ethlyn from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War are Genki Girl examples, while Linoan from Thracia 776 is the docile Proper Lady variety.
    • While Mae's original appearance in Fire Emblem Gaiden saw her as little more than a Flat Character joining Celica's journey to help fill out her beginning party, the remake greatly expands on her character, showing her to be a thoroughly good-natured and optimistic young woman, as well as a ride-or-die friend.
    • Olivia in Awakening, is an inversion, as despite her pink hair she's more of a Shrinking Violet. And though the player really has to push it, she can marry the blue-haired Chrom. Cherche, too, as a Proper Lady variant. (Though she can't marry Chrom due to appearing after the Time Skip).
    • Also, when a male Player Character marries either Cherche or Olivia, their Genki Girl daughter Morgan will possess pink hair. Similarly, if said male character is given pink hair, then his non-Morgan son/daughter will be rose-haired too... meaning one can potentially have a family with several rose-haired people. (And if the mom is Olivia or Cherche, a whole rose-haired family.
    • Fire Emblem Fates has several examples, with the most outstanding ones being Princess Sakura of Hoshido (a Nice Girl type whose children will inherit her pink hair) and an Avatar of either gender who is given pink hair.
    • Fire Emblem: Three Houses has Hilda, a sweet girly girl with both pink hair and pink eyes.
    • Fire Emblem Engage has Lapis and Hortensia.
  • Genshin Impact has several pink-haired characters who fit the trope while Yae Miko, Diona, and Dori doesn’t really count :
    • Kokomi is a sweet and gentle priestess, and she also has pastel-pink hair with blue highlights.
    • Charlotte is an energetic and perky pink-haired reporter who loves taking photos.
    • Yanfei has salmon pink hair and is very caring and playful.
  • God Eater tries to play this with Kanon Daiba, a gunner who is dismayed that nobody wants to be on a team with her. Turns out this is because she has a nasty habit of friendly fire (using bullets which are prone for it) which may or may not be intentional.
  • Elphelt Valentine of Guilty Gear Xrd has pink hair. She's also obsessed with romance and marriage, to the point where her win animation consists of her running over, producing a marriage contract from her cleavage and trying to convince her beaten up opponent to sign it.
  • Harvest Moon:
    • Nina from Harvest Moon and Harvest Moon: Magical Melody is the optimistic, happy daughter of the local flower shop owner (who also has pink hair).
    • Her granddaughter, Popuri from Harvest Moon 64 and Harvest Moon: Back to Nature is much like Nina. She has the same passion for flowers in 64 but in most incarnations is a chicken farmer, though is still heavily associated with flowers.
    • Lyla from Save the Homeland and Magical Melody is a flower shop owner with a permanent smile. She's usually happy and friendly, however it's noted that just because she is smiling doesn't mean she's happy.
  • Tammy in I Was a Teenage Exocolonist is a docile version of this trope. She has pink hair and is the sweetest and kindest member among your childhood friends.
  • Ribbon from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards is a pink-haired fairy girl from Ripple Star with a sweet and cheery attitude who serves as Kirby's Fairy Companion and helps with gathering the Crystal Shards used to travel between worlds.
  • Saki from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a Rito woman with a tuft of pink "hair" on top of her head along with pink plumage all over her body. She's very polite with Link compared to her terse husband Teba and is one of the more pacifistic Rito characters, as evidenced by her worry over Teba taking their son Tulin to practice archery because the latter is "still so innocent."
  • Mayu Uzaka from Lightning Legend: Daigo no Daibouken. She's of the cheery, strong, and passionnate type, being a Tomboy fighting for justice.
  • The Ojou Princess Micaiah in Mica: Apoptosis has very pale pink/purple hair, and is kind and feminine.
  • Ashuku Nyorai of Namu Amida Butsu! -UTENA- is a Girly Girl with long curly pink locks, wears pretty pink clothes and likes cute things and fashion.
  • Neptunia:
    • Compa has strawberry blonde hair that is also referred as pink. She is a sweet, innocent, ditzy girl who is also The Medic.
    • Purple Sister has pink hair that does not look that much different from her human form's hair. Her personality is basically the same as Nepgear's: sweet, polite, and innocent.
    • White Sister Ram has pink hair, befitting of her human form's preference for the color pink. Her personality isn't much different from her human form's cheerful, mischievous and bratty attitude. It also contrasts with her docile and shy twin sister's blue hair.
    • Averted with The Stoic CFW Magic. Her neon-pink hair (and Girlish Pigtails) only adds a contrast to her overall dark design, which makes her overall creepier.
  • Claris Sinclair from NiGHTS into Dreams… She's a very cheerful & bubbly teenage girl. Bonus points for having a blue-haired love interest.
  • Shinatama from Oni has pink hair, and is the kindest, most helpful character in the entire game.
  • Despite being a living shadow of some sort, Vivian from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is rather shy and sweet.
  • Yancy in Pokémon Black and White 2 is a really sweet and cheerful pink-haired girl whom the (male) player character meets after finding her missing Xtransceiver, and from then on the two strike a friendship with each other. She's secretly the idol Nancy, as an accidental call reveals. After a few calls, her portrait shows her with Blush Stickers, implying that she's developed a crush on the player.
  • In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Nurse Miriam is popular with the academy students due to her kind and friendly nature, and she has bright pink hair.
  • Averted by Raffina from Puyo Puyo. She has the pink hair and aspires to have her own prince, but spends a majority of her screen time being mean to everyone she comes across.
  • Liebea from RosenkreuzStilette. Bonus points for being a Proper Lady who's prone to crying.
  • Amy Rose of Sonic the Hedgehog is the very definition of this trope, if her last name doesn't spell it out enough. In addition to having pink fur/hedgehog spines, she is extremely energetic and excitable, incredibly optimistic and cheerful, very kind and friendly (moments of meanness notwithstanding), and is passionately in love with the titular Sonic, who is famously a blue hedgehog.
  • Toadette from Super Mario Bros. invokes this trait by having a mushroom cap that's pink in color and having Girlish Pigtails. She also has a braver, more upbeat personality then most other Toads, who are usually Lovable Cowards by default.
  • Cheria Barnes from Tales of Graces is the Team Mom of the party, involved in humanitarian efforts, and at one point shows mercy to someone who previously tried to kill her.
  • Estelle from Tales of Vesperia is a rather interesting example. While she's definitely the sweet, demure, chick of the group, she's also a royal that actually does something and fights in battle with a sword and shield.
  • Terraria:
    • The Party Girl is a cheerful, optimistic Genki Girl who loves parties, and has bubblegum-pink hair.
    • The Princess is an innocent Cheerful Child and Nice Girl whose hair is the same light pink as her dress.
  • Yuyuko Saigyouji from the Touhou Project series, due to her cherry blossom theme and her cheerful and optimistic personality.
  • Frederica Aesfrost from Triangle Strategy is a graceful, soft-spoken, caring lady who seeks to benefit everyone else. Her pink hair is regarded in-universe as rare and unusual, a result of her Rosellan ancestry, and led to her getting bullied during childhood. She's very self-conscious about it, though Serenoa can compliment her for it.

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  • Yuri from Etra chan saw it! has pink hair and is one of the most cheerful characters in the series.
  • Happy Tree Friends: Giggles is a pink-furred chipmunk who has a very bubbly and cheerful personality.
  • Shishihara: Moka has pink hair and she is one the most cheerful and excitable characters in the series.

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Western Animation / The Fairly Odd Parents!: Wanda has pink hair and is a caring mother figure.
  • Kimber Benton from Jem has shockingly pink '80s Hair, and is the most friendly and cheerful of their group, easily befriending Stormer from their rival band The Misfits. She also has the most romantic entanglements aside from Jem herself.
  • The titular character's elf form from Mia and Me.
  • Many characters from My Little Pony.
    • Patch, Clover and Sweetheart from My Little Pony Tales; Patch and Clover are Genki Girl examples while Sweetheart is the docile version.
    • Fluttershy from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is the docile version, while Pinkie Pie is both the "cheery and optimistic" version and an extreme Genki Girl. In both cases however, you don't want to mess with their friends. Celestia is also depicted with rose hair 1000 years ago, though speculation about what her personality was like back then is just that.
    • Adding with streaks of lavender, Sweetie Belle as well — the "sweetie" part is even in her name!
  • Neo Yokio's protagonist Kaz could be seen as a Rare Male Example, though he's more melancholy and occasionally selfish than most examples.
  • Tamera from Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders is the sweetest, most gentle member of her team.
  • Steven Universe:
    • The aptly-named Rose Quartz has big, curly pink hair. She's often shown in flashbacks to have been very sweet and caring.
    • Pearl, who is depicted as a faded strawberry blonde in the present day, used to have brighter pink hair in her younger years before Rose Quartz met and married Greg, giving up her physical form to bring Steven into the world.
  • Jinmay from Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!, the cute and sweet Robot Girl and girlfriend of The Hero Chiro.
  • Starfire from Teen Titans Go! is usually very optimistic and cheerful.
  • Amethyst from Trollz is one of the kindest of her group of friends, and is usually upbeat and friendly.
  • The Rose-Furred Sweetie variety applies to the title character of Unikitty!, a hyperactive pink half-cat half-unicorn who is an All-Loving Heroine.


Alternative Title(s): Cheery Rose Haired Girl

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