Redheaded Villains and Heroes/Heroines

Posted June 5, 2015 by Stephanie in / 0 Comments


Evil Redheads…
Seriously, what the hell is with all the evil redheads in books, movies, TV shows. I mean I feel like I read/see more evil redheads than good ones. Take the movie Cry Wolf for instance, evil redhead. Granted, I loved her and I give her props for coming up with the sociopathic/psychopathic (I’m not sure which word to use) plan and it actually worked. But I just feel like redheads get a bad rep. We’re either told we’re evil, freaky, short-tempered, or whatever else there is. I just finished ACOTAR by Sarah J. Maas and the evil queen, Amarantha, is a red head; so I thought why not make this a discussion? 
Andrea over at Bookish Lifestyle helped me come up with a few of the characters on this list! Thanks Andrea! 🙂
Evil Redheads:
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Queen Levana is an evil redheaded bitch! I love to hate her. But, she’s still an evil redhead…
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Amarantha, the evil queen…you guessed it! She was a redhead. She was described with reddish gold hair, if I remember correctly. She was such a c**t (I hardly ever use that word, people!) Again, I loved to hate her!
Batman Comics
Poison Ivy. Enough said?
A Song of Fire and Ice by George R.R. Martin
Melisandre. At least I’ve been told she is an evil redhead.
Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland
The Red Queen. She was not only an evil redhead but she had a huge head! 🙂
Redheaded Heroes/Heroines:
(I stuck with books on this one)
Firelight by Sophie Jordan (my review)
Jacinda is a redhead! And she’s a heroine! Yay for that!
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (my review)
Lilac LaRoux was a redhead and I loved her!! She was strong and awesome and plus she fell in love with Tarver, so she’s smart. ;P 

The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
I have only read the first book but all of the Weasley’s have red hair and they are all awesome!
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins (my review)
Isla is a redhead. It was one of the many reasons why I love her. She also says something in the book about all the tropes that are said about redheads!
Alienated by Melissa Landers (my review)
Cara Sweeny is a redhead and she has the redheaded temper to go along with it. (I’m not saying that that trope isn’t true, but I know I have it… haha)
Evil or Good:
(books that I haven’t but want to start)
Red by Alison Cherry
This book sounds interesting. It’s about how the only thing that matters is having red hair. I’m very intrigued by this book. 
The Gemma Doyle Series by Libba Bray
I’m pretty sure that the main character has red hair? Or am I mistaken on that?
I’m drawing a blank.. so if you know of any please RECOMMEND them! 🙂
So let’s talk!
I know I am most likely missing a lot of books, movies, and TV shows with evil redheads. For some good redheads from TV/movies there is Princess Merida from Brave and Willow from Buffy. And now I’m blanking on that as well. So tell me which books am I missing with evil/good redheads. Which books should I read? Or if you have a TV show or movie that I should watch, let me know about that as well! 🙂
Stephanie
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0 responses to “Redheaded Villains and Heroes/Heroines

  1. Danasquare

    Clary from The Mortal Instruments is a redhead that comes to mind for me! This is really great. I never really think about character descriptions unless it is constantly pointed out. Also, just realized two of my female leads in different WIPs are both redheads!

  2. I was watching Game of Thrones last night and realized I forgot to comment on this! Which is rather fitting because Melisandre just up-ed her villainous level. Seriously,ugh. Die bitch die.

  3. lmfao. I haven't watched GoT yet. I'm a little afraid to start it because Joe keeps telling me that we will love it but hate it because all of the characters we will like will die. ? I guess G.R.R.Martin likes to kill off a lot of characters? lol.

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