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Wow, they make you completely forget about those giant hawk wings, don't they?

She's a revolution, she's a peace accord
She's a grain of sand, she's the Cliffs of Moher
She's Friday night, she's Sunday Morning
She's a fair wind, she's a sailor’s warning
Green eyes, red hair, long legs
She's got the Devil inside her
Gaelic Storm, "Green Eyes, Red Hair"

Green-eyed redheads are one the rarest color combinations found in humanity (with the exception of some abnormalities), making a character with this combination highly conspicuous. The fact that red and green are complementary colors also makes for a visually striking appearance. Therefore, this trope is used as an easy way to distinguish an important, notable character visually.

It's more often applied to women than it is to men, and is almost always either found as a trait of the hero or the hero's Love Interest. They're likely to be a Fiery Redhead as green eyes often connote a similar kind of personality. If Elemental Powers apply, they're probably Playing with Fire. To qualify for this trope, it's important that:

  • The character is a major character.
  • The character is not in a context where there's a World of Technicolor Hair.
  • The character's hair and eye colors must be intentional on the part of the work creator(s).note 
  • The character specifically has red hair and green eyes—that is to say, they have to be actual variations of red and green (including actual blue-greens in the latter case). Important notes 

This trope might have been influenced a lot by Maureen O'Hara and her various roles, which also cemented this as the Phenotype Stereotype for an Irish person. Compare Redhead in Green.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Lancerow Durell of After War Gundam X isn't The Hero or a Love Interest, but he was Jamil Neate's Rival during the last war, an ex-Newtype, and an Anti-Villain in the Space Revolutionary Army. He plays a very important part of the final arc and ultimately switches to the heroes' side.
  • In The Ancient Magus' Bride, Chise Hatori is noted repeatedly for having this despite how implausible it is for someone of Japanese descent. This actually stands as a strong mark of her being a Sleigh Beggy, is the protagonist of the series, and easily makes her one of the most distinguishable characters amidst a cast of The Fair Folk and all sorts of individuals in the United Kingdom.
  • Nakaba from Dawn of the Arcana is the protagonist. Her bright red hair causes her to be discriminated against and her green eyes turn red when she uses her powers. She's also in the middle of a love triangle between the romantic lead and her Childhood Friend.
  • Ghost Stories: Main character Satsuki has this hair and eye color combo. Really director Noriyuki Abe seems to love this trope as he's also the director for the anime of YuYu Hakusho mentioned below. Her neighbor Hajime clearly has a crush on her and is her Implied Love Interest. Unrealistic hair colors only seems to be present with Satsuki's father, brother, and best friend (all purple-heads). All the other characters have varying shades of black and brown like normal Japanese people. Most eye colors are dark as well, so the heroine having unnatural-for-Asians red hair and green eyes most definitely makes her stand out visually (which is a good thing since background characters have a tendency to look alike).
  • The final major cyborg introduced in Gunslinger Girl, Petra, is one of these. Prior to being made a cyborg she looked very different though, far shorter and being a blue-eyed blonde.
  • Hellsing's Pip Bernadotte, the leader of a group of mercenaries working for the Hellsing Organisation and the eventual Love Interest of Seras Victoria.
  • Gaara from Naruto has bright red hair and pale green eyes. He first appeared as Naruto's Evil Counterpart as Gaara also had a Tailed Beast sealed in him. He eventually undergoes a Heel–Face Turn due to The Power of Friendship.
  • Brief in Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, whose red hair emphasizes his geeky qualities, and then, with the reveal of his eyes emphasizes he is attractive.
  • In Panzer World Galient, Hilmuka has this combination of color of hair and eyes. She's one of the main characters and an important ally of Jordy, teaching him to handle Galient and sharing intelligence about the enemy.
  • Misty from Pokémon: The Series was the leading female for the Kanto and Johto arcs. She was often portrayed with blue eyes but since the leap to digital has been almost always consistently depicted as having green eyes. In the manga adaptation The Electric Tale of Pikachu she was originally a brunette but was later redesigned more similarly to her anime design.
  • Misty in Pokémon Adventures is much less prominent but still counts. She is one of the major Kanto gym leaders and has unrequited feelings for Red.
  • Shirayuki, the protagonist of Snow White with the Red Hair, has bright red hair and green eyes.
  • Youko Nakajima from The Twelve Kingdoms is the main character and her red hair†  marks her as different, so she is often harassed for it. It also marks her as a taika, someone who was meant to be in that world but was born on Earth by accident.
  • Urusei Yatsura: In the All-Stars anime, Shinobu is made into a green-eyed redhead. As Ataru's childhood friend and Love Interest, she's one of the main characters. However, she gradually loses her prominence as Ataru falls for Lum.
  • The protagonist of Venus Versus Virus, Sumire, has dark red hair and green eyes. Her eyes turn red when she goes into Berserk mode.
  • Kurama of YuYu Hakusho, at least in his human form, but only in the anime. The crimson hair/leaf-green eyes combination in this case is a warning not to underestimate him, because, like his roses, he has thorns. It's also a hint at his nature as a demon fox as there are folk stories of red-headed green-eyed people actually being foxes in disguise and the shade of red being decidedly unnatural for a human.

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  • We're Alive has Samantha, Datu's love interest who, unfortunately, ended up on the floor of the Arena.

    Comic Books 
  • The Flash has the third Flash Wally West.
  • X-Men:
    • Jean Grey is one of the original members of the team, the love interest of Cyclops, and took center stage in what is arguably the franchise's best known story, The Dark Phoenix Saga.
    • Also Jean's daughter from an alternate future, Rachel Summers (though sometimes, they're blue, like her father's), and her clone, Madelyne Pryor.
    • Also Hope Summers, a very important player in the X-Men franchise who obviously takes after Jean.
    • Fongji Wu, a mixed-race Tibetan girl and the previous bearer of both the Phoenix Force and the Iron Fist mantle.
    • Rogue was occasionally colored with just straight-up red hair with green eyes, especially during her most popular years in the '90s, but did eventually move to brown.
    • Banshee, as an Irish Captain Ethnic, pairs wild light orange hair with bright green eyes.
  • Mary Jane Watson from Spider-Man is the love interest of Peter Parker, has been a supermodel, and is known for striking good looks, as opposed to Gwen Stacy's more traditional Girl Next Door appearance (despite MJ being the literal girl next door).
  • Batwoman / Kate Kane, the main character of her own series, whose coloration, especially her red hair, is starkly emphasized against dark and bleak Gotham.
  • She-Hulk: Lyra, daughter of Thundra and the Hulk, combines this with green skin.
  • In Superman comics:
    • Two major characters meet this description. One is Lana Lang, his childhood best friend, confidante, and first love (and who briefly acted as a surrogate mother to his cousin, Supergirl). The other is archenemy Lex Luthor, who has envious green eyes and flaming red eyebrows as an adult, and possessed a full head of red hair as a teenager.
    • In Supergirl series Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade, Lena Thorul is the green-eyed, red-haired main character's best friend and mad scientist.. Also the Lex's sister in most of continuities. In the Post-Crisis universe, a daughter of Lex Luthor went by Lena (before Infinite Crisis retconned her out of existence)... although in this case her green eyes may have indicated that she was connected to Brainiac.
    • Storyline The Third Kryptonian has Karsta Wor-Ul, who has green-eyes, and flaming orange locks when she was younger.
    • Rendll, one of the major villains in Crucible storyline, has flaming red hair and green irises.
  • Caitlin Fairchild from Genął is this physically as well as usually personality-wise (though she can be a Fiery Redhead when it comes to protecting the others).
  • Poison Ivy, whose coloration not only emphasizes her seductive qualities, but also seems more dangerous and earthy.
  • Starfire, with golden skin. Note that while it's true that Starfire has green eyes, that doesn't mean she has normal eyes with green irises... it means her eyes are solid green.
  • Artemis is a major player with ludicrously long red locks and bright green eyes.
  • Leetah and her daughter Ember, as well as Redlance and his daughter Tyleet, in ElfQuest. Notable because Leetah and Ember are both dark-skinned. Averted with Kaslen in Hidden Years, as she turned out to have no special significance to the plot.
  • Delirium from The Sandman (1989) is this on occasion. She can change her hair color/length at will (but mostly it happens by accident), though it usually has some red in it and is fully red at least once. Usually has one green and one blue eye, though when she composes herself and behaves seriously they are the same color.
  • Aphrodite in the "Adventures in Olympus" arc of Flare, notable in that the most beautiful person to exist has this combination of color, and is in fact often portrayed as a redhead in art, especially Pre-Raphaelite and Neoclassicism.
  • Rose in the Wolverine miniseries Origin, who is intended as a "proto-Jean Grey" in Wolverine's story, just as Dog is a "proto-Sabretooth".
  • Angel Love, the main character of the eponymous comic book series.
  • The titular heroine of Albedo: Erma Felna EDF is a non-human example of this, as she have red hair (technically reddish-brown, as the author is color-blind), green eyes and brown fur.
  • Richard Dragon is a redhead with green eyes whose headlined a couple of series and played an important role in the martial arts training of many heroes in the DCU.

    Fan Works 
  • Mary Jane Watson, the protagonist of Ultimate Spider-Woman: Change With The Light, has long, fire-red hair and bright green eyes.
  • Captain Kanril Eleya, the protagonist of Bait and Switch (STO), has red hair and dark green eyes.
  • Judicial-Cadet Jacqueline Quartermain from this series of Dredd fanfics is a gorgeous teenager with hair like "new copper wiring" and brilliant green eyes. She's from Boston and Word of God is that she is ethnically Irish, perhaps justifying the choice.
  • The Ultimate Evil has Nataline Homato, a demon hunter who's, for a reason, described as Buffy The Vampire Slayer's long lost cousin.
  • In most Death Note fanworks where Matt is featured, he will have red hair and green eyes (and, of course, a much larger role than he ever had in either the anime or the manga.) This is because his hair color was undefined in the manga (until the 10th anniversary colorized publication, where he had the brown hair and blue eyes he was given in the anime). Fanon decided that his hair color was red, and his eyes were green.
  • Misty in Pokémon Reset Bloodlines, is the first traveling companion who joins Ash in his journey, as well as the first of his eventual Love Interests. Like in the anime, she's portrayed with red-orange hair and green eyes, and she's been noted to be attractive by several characters in-story, including Ash himself.
  • Daniel and Jeannie S. Boom from Loud Boy: Altered both have green eyes and red hair.
  • In the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fic Loved and Lost, Lieutenant Shackle, the Token Good Teammate of the supporters of Prince Jewelius, has light green eyes as well as a dark red tail and mane. She's also the only bad guy who undergoes a Heel–Face Turn during the final battle.
  • The Many Dates of Danny Fenton: Kim Possible, Gwen Tennyson and Starfire are these, and are all heroines.
  • Infinity Train: Blossoming Trail: Chloe Cerise has maroon hair (a dark red color) and green eyes and the story is about her journey to discover herself when she's taken into the Infinity Train. The red hair is one of her most significant traigts to go along with her title "Chloe of the Vermillion".
  • For the Glory of Irk has Dib's stepmother Moira. Justified by the fact that she's specifically mentioned to be Irish.
  • Of Gold and Gems has Carfinien, a Gondorian maiden who has come to work for Theoden and comforts Wormtongue after he is rejected by Eowyn.
  • Storm on the Horizon has Aloy, of course, but it also has Chloe's daughter, who Max describes as having very striking orange-red hair and hazel eyes when she sees her with her mother in 2022. An important early clue that that girl is a young Elisabet Sobeck.

    Film — Animated 
  • Bridget in the first An American Tail movie. More of an important secondary character than a primary one, but she's Tony Toponi's Love Interest and, as you might have guessed from her name, she's Irish, most likely being directly inspired by Maureen O'Hara due to the movie taking place in the late nineteenth century.
  • Thomas O'Malley and Toulouse (one of Duchess' kittens) from The Aristocats, both ginger cats with cat-green eyes, in contrast with Duchess and Marie's white fur (see: blonde) and blue eyes.
  • Taran from The Black Cauldron, the hero of the story. The book series the movie was based on was itself based on Welsh mythology. Not Irish, but close enough to count; both are Celtic cultures with a lot of similarities and the Welsh aren't distinguished enough to have their own set of physical stereotypes, so the familiar Irish ones were applied to The Hero in Disney's adaptation.
  • Danny from Cats Don't Dance, the lead, is also an example of an orange-furred cat with green eyes.
  • The Croods: Eep has auburn and emerald green eyes, which symbolize that unlike her family, she wants to try new things and explore the world outside the cave. Helps from being voiced by fellow redhead Emma Stone

    Film — Live-Action 

  • Felicity Merriman, a main character from the American Girls Collection, one of the few redheads who, by the nature of this trope, of course is paired with green eyes.
  • Blackout: Merope Ward, a time traveler from Oxford, has red hair and green eyes. She travels to London during the Blitz and passes herself off as a maid of Irish extraction, with the very Irish name of Eileen O'Reilly.
  • One of the heroes of The Court Of Tales the Phosphorus Thief, is described as having red hair and green eyes.
  • The Crimson Shadow: Katerin, Luthien's lover initially who he's forcibly separated from and ends up with in the end following a relationship with another wowan, has these looks. She is a major supporting character.
  • The Girl from The Club Dumas; her very light green eyes are mentioned many times as being captivating, likely because she is in fact a fallen angel. In the film adaptation, The Ninth Gate, however, she has different coloring.
  • Mildmay, one of the viewpoint characters of Doctrine of Labyrinths. For most of the story, he's one of only two-redhaired people, the other being his brother, and the only redhead with green eyes. Felix often describes them as being like jade.
  • In Dragon Blood, the magician "Jade Eyes", named for those green eyes, has red hair. It is mentioned that his beauty is not the reason why he's the highest mage in rank at the king's court—he's also a powerful mage who makes life difficult for the heroes. Actually, in terms of power, he's the main villain.
  • Lydia from Earl and Fairy has this as a sign of her affinity with The Fair Folk. It's a source of great trouble for her due to the cultural discrimination people with red hair suffered in Victorian England, on top of the implications she might be a changeling.
  • Star Wars Legends:
    • Mara Jade may be the ultimate example: a badass and former Evil Redhead who was so enormously popular, she joined the good guys, became The Hero Luke's long-time partner, and was eventually happily married to him. Until Legacy of the Force, but no one likes what happened there.
    • Scout, the Jedi Padawan equivalent of Batman in Yoda: Dark Rendezvous, has these.
    • Jedi Apprentice's Clat'Ha is only in a few of the books, but she's significant in them.
  • Ellysetta Baristani, the main character of Tairen Soul.
  • The title character of Fire is red-headed and green-eyed and beautiful beyond the lot of ordinary people; her hair and eye color both coming from her mother.
  • Vesper Holly, protagonist of a Narm Charm-tastic children's adventure series by Lloyd Alexander.
  • Sennar, one of the main characters of the Chronicles of the Emerged World.
  • Cherry Valance from The Outsiders is the redhead with green eyes that starts all the trouble in the book, while allowing Ponyboy, the protagonist, to change his view on Socs.
  • April, one of the main characters from Everworld is mentioned a few times to be this.
  • Sioned, one of the main characters from Melanie Rawn's Dragon Prince stories.
  • Finnick Odair of The Hunger Games, who is not only described as very attractive, but the only major redhead of the series, and one of the most important secondary characters.
  • A Brother's Price makes a point of noting that all of the princesses fit this trope, to the point where their hair is called "the royal red". Cira/Halley actually dyed her hair black to throw off suspicion.
  • Ce'Nedra from David Eddings' The Belgariad and The Mallorean, who is the beautiful, Fiery Redhead love interest of The Hero, and is part-dryad, so comes with a nature emphasis too.
  • Elsabeth Soesten, the main protagonist of the eponymous Adventures of Elsabeth Soesten, has copper hair and green eyes as prominent character traits.
  • Ruby-haired, emerald-eyed Aristomache of The First Dwarf King is one of the most notable characters in the book who isn't Jani.
  • Neogicia has a variation on this. The (naturally) Red-Headed Heroine lives in a world in which eight different eye colors are possible depending on the magic to which they are the most attuned to at birth. She undergoes a Bio-Augmentation that cuts people off from the magic system and makes their eyes silver. Before the procedure, she had a natural predisposition toward the kind of magic that makes people's eyes green.
  • Valerie Frizzle, the teacher and main character from Magic School Bus. Though in the cartoon and book illustrations she, like the kids, usually has typical cartoon eyes, we do get to see that her eyes are green in Explores the Senses.
  • Lazarus Long from Time Enough for Love and Methuselah's Children as well as later works by Robert A. Heinlein.
  • Claire in Son has curly red hair and striking green eyes, making her stand out as the story's central character. It's especially notable since she came from the Community seen in The Giver, where selective breeding made the coloration even rarer than it is in real life.
  • The Vampire Chronicles: Jesse is a green-eyed redhead who can read minds and see ghosts. Her 6000-year-old vampire ancestor Maharet, who shares those traits and was a witch in life, eventually tells her that her bloodline's Superpowerful Genetics often link paranormal abilities with those hair and eye colours.
  • Mythago Wood contains a subversion: Guiwenneth is not only a redhead but also a character from forgotten myths made real, so the narrator expects her to have green eyes. They are dark brown.
  • Fenella, the protagonist of the Enid Blyton book "Come to the Circus".
  • Villains by Necessity: Kaylana, who starts the quest initially, has both red hair and green eyes. She also later is romanced by main protagonist Sam, eventually reciprocating.
  • Villains Don't Date Heroes!: Fialux has dark red hair and deep green eyes. She's the series' deuteragonist, a superheroine whom villain Night Terror falls in Love at First Sight with.
  • The protagonist of the first Warrior Cats books is a green-eyed, bright ginger cat named "Rusty" who runs off to live in a feral cat community. Rusty is given the Meaningful Rename of "Firepaw" due to his unusually bright pelt color after joining ThunderClan, and this connects him to the prophecy spoken at the start of the book: "Fire alone can save our Clan."
  • Beatrice Bailey, the protagonist of The Witches of Bailiwick. Her specialty is controlling the weather, which goes with the nature aspect of this trope.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Breaking Bad actually inverted this when green-eyed Bryan Cranston dyed his naturally reddish hair (perhaps shown most magnificently in his earlier appearance on The X-Files)note  a duller brown shade to represent Villain Protagonist Walter White's bland existence before the character turns to a life of crime. Later in the first season, after starting down the road to evil, Walt shaves it all anyway once he starts losing hair during chemotherapy. But you can still see the red in his facial hair, which he grows into a goatee starting in the third season.
  • Merlin in the 1998 miniseries, where it appears that both young and old Merlins's eyes were digitally enhanced to be green beyond reality.
  • Switched at Birth: Daphne, who has green eyes and red hair (see the page image), much like her biological mother Kathryn. It's all the more jarring when Regina refers to Daphne as having been a blond, blue eyed baby.note  This indicates to them she isn't Regina's or Angelo's child biologically, which is confirmed by a DNA test.

  • In Dolly Parton's song "Jolene", the titular character (and the narrator's romantic rival) has "flaming locks of auburn hair" and "eyes of emerald green".
  • William Sheller's song "Les miroirs dans la boue" (The Mirrors in the Mud) is all about a young girl with "green eyes bathed in red hair" ("les yeux verts noyés de cheveux roux").
  • Gaelic Storm's Green Eyes, Red Hair is all about this. The woman in question overlaps with Fiery Redhead too.
  • The title character of Erutan's "The Willow Maid", who is described as having "hair like fire, her eyes an emerald sheen", a tree fairy that a young man becomes infatuated with and tries repeatedly to get her to go with him.

    Professional Wrestling 
  • As with Walter White mentioned above under Live-Action TV, green-eyed Mark Calaway is another inversion. His hair is naturally red (as seen during his stint with WCW as Evil Redhead "Mean Mark Callous"), but he dyed it dark brown to become his more famous persona, The Undertaker.

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    Video Games 
  • The title character of American McGee's Alice has green eyes and, though her hair is fairly dark for most of the game and its sequel, it's clear from the prequel that her hair is quite quite red.
  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West has Trip, a redheaded girl who it's worth noting is actually the focus of the story, despite not being the Player Character.
  • Mass Effect:
    • The Bridge Bunny Kelly Chambers is probably the most trouble-free and relaxing romantic interest, and the only redhead.
    • Default female Commander Shepard is another example, whose first face model was given this coloration. Emphasizing the pervasiveness of this trope is that when a fan poll was created to choose the new look of Commander Shepard for Mass Effect 3, so many people indicated that their vote depended on getting a red-haired, green-eyed Shepard with their favorite face model (which was originally blonde) that the developers posted a second poll allowing people to pick the coloration, and the green-eyed redhead won by a large margin.
  • Aveline Vallen in Dragon Age II, is the first companion you pick up and is a green-eyed redhead. Unusually she's also one of the two companions (besides Hawke's siblings) who cannot be Hawke's Love Interest. Much of her character plot in the game focuses on her surprising subversion of gender roles, so it's possible this coloration was picked for that reason.
  • Alex, the default female skin in Minecraft. She also wears a green shirt.
  • Razputin, the protagonist of Psychonauts, has bright green eyes, red hair poking out of his flight helmet, and is a psychic prodigy.
  • If you squint hard enough, you'll notice that pre-zergification Sarah Kerrigan from StarCraft had grayish-green eyes (especially on that photo Raynor has of her in SC2), and she was a redhead.
  • Luke Fon Fabre from Tales of the Abyss. This is actually a plot point, as a noble with red hair and green eyes has a great role in a prophesy that will lead to world prosperity. Asch the Bloody is also a green-eyed red head, which is significant because in truth, he's the redhead from the prophesy, and Luke is only his clone.
    • It later becomes a plot point that Natalia is not one of these, as every blood member of the Kimlascan royal family is a green-eyed redhead.
  • Tales of Berseria gives us Eleanor, who ironically shares the same best Mystic Arte with Luke: Lost Fon Drive. The fact she becomes the unofficial first (good) Shepherd of the distant past helps things.
  • Princess Carranya in part II of Love & War, who is the heroine and only playable female character in the episode. Whether she ends up as Ryan's love interest is strongly hinted at, but not confirmed.
  • In the remake of The Secret of Monkey Island, Elaine Marley, love interest of the hero, is given red hair and green eyes.
  • In Princess Maker 5 game, Roshe has red hair and teal-colored eyes. It makes him stand out among all the human love interest options, and he's a prince from a foreign country.
  • Saya Kho in the X-Universe series. Red hair, green eyes, spectacular body, and she started a war that eventually resulted in the entire jumpgate network shutting down.
  • Crash Bandicoot:
    • The titular characters has green eyes and red fur. His hair was red until Crash Twinsanity made it brown.
    • His little sister Coco usually has the same fur and eye colors but is downplayed by her blonde hair.
  • Triss Merigold, the main love interest in The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Interestingly, in Sapkowski's novels (on which the games are based) she has blue eyes.
  • Misty from Pokémon is one of these. She's one of the most iconic gym leaders, partially because she's the second in the series but mostly because of the anime.
  • Michael, the main character from Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness.
  • Spyro the Dragon:
    • Elora from Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! is a faun with red hair and green eyes. She's the main female character but disappears aside from a cameo at the end of the third game.
    • In the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, Sheila the kangaroo is redesigned to have red hair along with the green eyes she had in the original version. She is one of the playable characters and a hero just like Spyro.
  • Gaige is your mad scientist cyborg teen Pre-order/DLC from Borderlands 2, surprisingly capable in taking out just as many bandits as a seasoned veteran who recently got kicked out of the military. Oh, and she sawed her own arm off out of doing a science fair project.
  • The main character of Star Fox is a green-eyed red fox named Fox McCloud.
  • Hong Meiling in Touhou Project, who has this look despite being Chinese: she's the gatekeeper of the Scarlet Devil Mansion.
  • In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Urbosa and Riju of the Gerudo have this look. While the Gerudo in general have a dark-skinned redhead look, they typically have yellow eyes instead. Urbosa was the Gerudo Champion, while Riju is the current chief of the tribe.
  • Axel in Kingdom Hearts is a rare male example. He also gets Teardrop Tattoos. For significance, he has the most influence on the plot in his debut game outside of the actual villain and resisted every attempt by the development team to kill him off. He is now a major character with a keyblade and his importance is near MICKEY MOUSE's level
  • Ashelin Praxis from the Jak and Daxter games is probably the second-most important female character in the entire series despite not debuting until the second installment, sometimes even outshining the OG female support character, Keira. She has hair the colour of fresh blood and vibrant green eyes that are only accentuated by her extensive blue facial tattoos.
  • Mii Koryuji from Project × Zone. She's the keeper of the Portalstone and is the Big Good of the story.
  • Linda-058 is described as having this combination in the Halo expanded universe. Her one video game appearance to date in Halo 5: Guardians makes a point to avoid having her and the rest of Blue Team remove their helmets as part of the contrast between the Spartan-IIs of Blue Team who were trained as soldiers from childhood, to the Spartan-IVs of Fireteam Osiris who were adult volunteers.
  • Aloy, from Horizon Zero Dawn is the protagonist player character of the game. By extension, her clone-source from the time of the Old Ones, Dr. Elisabet Sobeck, also had this combination of colors. Dr. Sobeck is significant in that she is the principal reason life existed again after the Faro Swarms eradicated all life, as she devised the Zero Dawn initiative to neutralize the Faro Swarms and revitalize Earth afterwards.
    • In the sequel, Horizon Forbidden West, it turns out that there is another Sobeck clone made by the Far Zenith survivors named Beta. She eventually rebels against them and joins Aloy. After some strife between them, fierce Aloy eventually develops a Big Sister Instinct towards her Shrinking Violet clone-sister.
  • Ringo Andou from Puyo Puyo has red hair and green eyes, and serves the role of being one of the series' three main protagonists alongside Arle and Amitie.
  • Dragon Quest IV: Rose, an elf woman who is both Psaro's lover and morality chain, has dark-green eyes and bright red hair.
  • River Wyles from To the Moon has this, fitting with her general theme of standing out.

    Visual Novels 
  • Monika from Doki Doki Literature Club! fits this trope to a T.
  • The Player Character of Reigning Passions has bright red hair and green eyes, the only character in the setting to date with this coloring. Not only is she the heroine of the story, she's descended from the lost queens of Lysende and thus the rightful heir to the throne, whose arrival in the capital city of Altadellys triggers an overturn of the status quo that's lasted for a century.
  • Emma, from Togainu no Chi, has red hair and blue-green eyes. She's also a Femme Fatale whose appeal is remarked upon by others.

    Web Animation 
  • Rooster Teeth seems to be particularly fond of this trope.
    • Red vs. Blue: Agent Carolina is the top agent in the Freelance Project. There isn't anything she can't do better than the other Freelancers, with the exception of the mysterious Agent Texas. The Project Freelancer saga is the first time people are shown without their helmets, and a number of Freelancers have their faces revealed, showing that Carolina has red hair and green eyes. This is actually a plot point. The Director's eyes are never shown on screen until the climax of the saga when Agent Carolina finally tracks him down to confront him about all of his crimes. The plot twist is that he has green eyes, identifying him as Carolina's father. For the years, the Director had competitively pitted her and the other Freelancers against an A.I. of Carolina's deceased mother — Agent Texas — in pursuit of a dream that eventually made everyone else's lives a nightmare.
    • RWBY: Pyrrha Nikos is a famous world-class athelete and a star student who has won her kingdom's national tournament four times prior to her appearance in the show.
    • Nomad of Nowhere has Skout, the main female lead who bonds with the titular Nomad and acts as as the Morality Chain for most of the cast at times. Then there's Melinda, a witch the Nomad was originally created to protect, who is the only user of magic other than the nomad himself.

    Web Comics 
  • Mistress Sixx from Collar 6 is another lesbian love interest to the protagonist.
  • The Title Character of Cucumber Quest, destined to save the world and thus rather significant for its continuous survival.

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  • Dr. Krieger, one of the main characters from Archer is red-headed, as well as one of the only two green-eyed main characters (along with Lana Kane).
  • Gwen Tennyson from Ben 10. The main female character, cousin to the main character, and a part of the most prominent love story in the series with eventual group member Kevin.
  • Betty Boop's usual black hair is colored red and her eyes green in her one and only colored cartoon, "Poor Cinderella". Nowadays her eyes are still usually a light green but her hair continues to be its original black.
  • Jazmine DuBois from The Boondocks. Due to a small change from the comic in the cartoon she has strawberry blonde hair(rare even among red heads) this combined with her green eyes and dark skin give her one of the rarest color combinations on Earth. She's listed as a secondary tritagonist in the show, as she is the protagonist's best friend/morality pet/shiptease (were they not ten).
  • An interesting male version is Nonny from Bubble Guppies, who's one of the main cast members.
  • A number of characters from the DC Animated Universe:
    • The hero Hawkgirl/Shayera, in Justice League Unlimited, as shown in the trope image, notable in that she was traditionally portrayed with blue eyes in the comics.
    • Lana Lang, Superman's childhood friend, in Superman: The Animated Series, who, similar to Hawkgirl above, often didn't have green eyes.
    • Villain Pamela Isley, a.k.a. Poison Ivy, in the Batman: TAS episode "Pretty Poison", when she uses her stunning looks to get close to the men who wronged her (one of them even proposes to her) and attempts to assassinate them.
    • Gotham City socialite Veronica Vreeland, one of Batman's love interests (and the only redhead amongst them).
    • Extraverted Nerd Howard's Robot Girlfriend Cynthia in the Batman Beyond episode "Terry's Friend Dates a Robot". She was specifically designed to have this colour combination and serves as the episode's antagonist.
  • In the Family Guy episode "Road to the Multiverse", redhead main character Lois, whose eye color isn't usually depicted, had green eyes in the Disney 'verse (where she is meant to be portrayed in the classically beautiful way a Disney princess usually is).
  • Frankie, like everyone in Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, has Black Bead Eyes. However, her drivers license states she has green eyes. Frankie works at Foster's and is one of Mac's best friends, and the object of his affections.
  • An animesque Art Shift in the Futurama episode "Reincarnation" makes Fry one of these via Sudden Eye Colour.
  • Gargoyles has multiple examples.
    • Demona, one of the main antagonists, though ordinarily black-eyed like most gargoyles, qualifies when in human form.
    • Fox, recurring villain employee of and married to the other main antagonist David Xanatos.
  • Word of God states that Wendy from Gravity Falls has green eyes to complement her red hair. However, the art style doesn't show her eye color. She's one of the Pines twins' best friends and works at the Mystery Shack.
  • The titular Calamity Jane in The Legend of Calamity Jane, probably as part of the mysterious gunslinger Western persona.
  • The Legend of Vox Machina has Keyleth, a beautiful half-even druid ginger with emerald green eyes. She is one of the main characters and the most powerful member of her team in terms of magic abilities.
  • Les Sisters: A rare villainous example with Rachel, the main antagonist of the series.
  • Leo from Little Einsteins is the leader of the titular group and is the only one with red hair and green eyes.
  • Kiva from Megas XLR, the only major female character, the only redhead, one of the best looking characters from the show, and in an alternate reality/bad future timeline, an eventual love interest of Jamie.
  • The leader of The Hex Girls, Thorn, from Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost has green eyes and black hair highlighted red. The highlights were removed in subsequent appearances for scaring children however Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated brought them back. In The Witch's Ghost, Thorn is a character that Mystery Inc. must help.
  • Aerrow, the main character of the show and leader of the Storm Hawks.
  • The titular protagonist of Strawberry Shortcake has Green Eyes in the 2009 incarnation.
  • Erika Violette from Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters has red hair and green eyes, and proves significant after falling in love with Stretch/Jake's best friend, Wingspan/Nathan.
  • Starfire from Teen Titans. When she's actively using her powers, she has solid green eyes like her comic book counterpart. When she's not, her eyes are more like normal human "green eyes", but the sclera (the "white" of the eye) is also green (a paler shade than the iris).
  • In Total Drama, Izzy's red hair is more toward the orange end of the spectrum—the color of fire—to emphasize her pyromaniac tendencies. Even after being eliminated from the game, a running gag is that she keeps returning to the game either as a contestant or as a cameo. Not only are her eyes green, she also typically wears green.
  • Sam from Totally Spies!, is the leader of the group (and the rest of the group follows typical cartoon colorations with black hair and brown eyes and blonde hair and blue eyes). She even wears green as her color!
  • W.I.T.C.H.: Bryan, Elyon's one-off love interest in "The Princess Revealed", has orange hair and green eyes. The heroes suspect him of being a spy for Phobos but he turns out to be a completely normal kid, making him a subversion of this trope. In fact, Cornelia states that Elyon's ideal partner is tall with blue eyes and blonde hair.

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Alternative Title(s): Green Eyed Redhead