Redhead in Green

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    Basically, this is when the main outfit of a redhead or auburn-haired character is green. This trope can sometimes be used to hint that somebody is of Irish descent, but sometimes, illustrators use it as a traditional pair of complementary colors or because they just feel like it. Bonus points if the character in question has nature-themed abilities.

    The trope comes from a long-standing tradition among fashionistas that red hair contrasts best against green or blue attire, which is one reason redheads are encouraged to wear green to make a striking visual appearance. The color they encourage redheads never to wear is pink because the colors clash too much.

    See Significant Green-Eyed Redhead for a similar theme.

    Examples of Redhead in Green include:


    Anime & Manga


    Comic Books

    • Popular interpretation of the Batman villain Poison Ivy.
      • Also, sometimes, The Riddler. The hair varies, but it frequently comes back to red to match that green Riddler suit.
    • Once the X-Men started putting on individual costumes instead of blue and yellow uniforms, Jean Grey put on green (usually complemented by yellow/gold) most of the time.
      • Banshee and Siryn wear costumes that combine green with yellow and black. Auburn-haired Rogue is also usually dressed at least partially in green.
      • Hope and Rachel Summers, both redheads (And one is a sort of descendant of Jean) wear green.
    • Maxima, Superman's adversary and would-be mate, had bright red hair and a predominantly green outfit.
    • Spider-Man character Jackpot wore a green and white costume with red hair (actually a wig). She later changed the costume to one with a red-black color scheme, though.
    • In the Justice Society of America, redhead Cyclone's outfit is predominately green.
    • Guy Gardner, resident Fiery Redhead of the Green Lantern Corps.
    • Miss Martian of the Teen Titans and Young Justice has red hair, but doesn't wear green. Instead, her skin itself is green!


    Film -- Animated


    Film -- Live-Action


    Literature

    • At one point in Robert A. Heinlein's The Number of the Beast, red-headed twin sisters Laz and Lor have donned green evening gowns for a coming dinner; Deety (who is The Narrator at the time) comments that she can't imagine a pair of beautiful redheads like them not having an entire wardrobe full of matching green outfits.

    Live-Action TV

    • Maxima from Smallville.
    • Team Jaime and Cara(who are both redheads) on Season 14 of The Amazing Race. Ditto for Rachel Reilly from Season 20.


    Music

    • One is featured on the cover of Finnish gothic metal band Poisonblack's Escapexstacy.


    Video Games


    Web Comics

    Western Animation

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    Bart: People of Springfield, Whacking Day is a sham! It was started in 1924 as an excuse to beat up the Irish.
    Irish Guy: 'Tis true, I took many a lump, but 'twas all in good fun!

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    Real Life

    • As noted in the description, green and red are complementary colors, and many redheads are fond of green clothes and accessories as a result.