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Ahoge (“Foolish Hair”) refers is to a single large lock of hair naturally sticking out from the head of a character who may possess an otherwise neat hair style. The visual trait often acts as a typical visual cue to mark a lovable loser, klutzy, mischievous or otherwise carefree character in Anime or Manga.
The term was originally a hairdresser term for the hairs or cowlicks that would not comb down, and later mutated into a literal reflection of a person's intelligence in media parodies.

The appearance of an Ahoge can vary from being long, thick and straight to being short, thin and curled, in some stories the lock will even act to reflect the character's mood (much like animal ears), or even possess an awareness of its own (be it magical or otherwise) and can be used by the character as a directional device. Although exceptions have occurred, an Ahoge usually appears on characters in works with comedic content and then mostly on the female characters, although some male characters do also possess them.

Hair AntennaEdit

The Hair Antenna is a variation of the Ahoge where a character possess two Ahoge locks that resemble insect or television antennae. Popularized by Ah! My Goddess and Ken Akamatsu's works Love Hina, Negima! Magister Negi Magi and A.I. Love You, the Hair Antenna acts in a similar manner to a typical Ahoge, often placing emphasis on the character being a ditz, but also represents conflicting character traits.

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A.I. Love YouEdit

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Itsudatte My Santa!Edit

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Negima! Magister Negi MagiEdit

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  • Haruna Saotome from Negima! Magister Negi Magi claims that her Hair Antenna double as "Love Detectors".
  • Asuna Kagurazaka has a typical Ahoge, which reflects how she's a member of Class 3-A's "Baka Rangers" clique for the students who consistently get the lowest grades.
  • Yue Ayase has an Ahoge, and is also a member of Class 3-A's "Baka Rangers". However, she's actually very smart, just really lazy.
  • Nodoka Miyakai also has one, but she's ranked something like 23rd in her grade of over 700 students. However, her shyness and lack of physical prowess makes her a type of lovable loser and klutz.
  • Chisame Hasegawa also has one, and she's the only class member who is not blind to how abnormal her fellow classmates are.
  • A male example is Nagi Springfield, Negi's missing father. Not to mention Negi Springfield himself, who is "an idiot in reverse" due to overthinking, and his obliviousness about girls.

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