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It's not a known fact but it's a trend that I've noticed in many situations while watching anime. Does the length of a character's hair represent their strenght/power? This applies only to male characters of course.

I've noticed in several animes the characters have longer hair:
-Alucard from Hellsing in the beg. of the anime/manga
-DBZ, enough said...they need to trim it.
- Minamino Suichi when he changes to Youko Kurama of Yu Yu Hakusho
- yusuke of Yu Yu Hakusho
-Sephiroth of FF VII (it's not anime, bite me =P)
-Kenshin of Rouronin Kenshin (sp)
-Edward Eric of Fullmetal Alchemist
- D of Vampire HUnter D

But could be possible that it's only for the look? It's certain that Genji of Getbackers and Naruto of...yea, are strong but they have short hair. It's interesting to look at but tell me what you think. I'd like to know.
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[COLOR=#A18A58]I think power is inversely proportional to the crappiness of the hairstyle, not its shortness. Case in point: Sakuragi Hanamichi (SlamDunk) [spoiler]before and after he shaved his head. The guy actually played (and looked) better with shorter hair than with that awful gangster look[/spoiler].[/COLOR]
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if u think about it... the hair thing is a trademark of anything that follows the style of Akira Toriyama. this aspect is even apparent on Draqon Quest Series

but traditionally anime heroes are created to show some kind of independence from the normal world
so having the long hair would be more symbolic of being a renegade to the uptight and trimmed strucure around them...

Bobobo-Bo-Bobobo plays on this fact on a satiracle level by centering on the hair itself as the argument...

furthermore it provides another theme that seems coherant through action series... through indenpendence comes true power...

[this is all IMO so take it with a grain of salt]
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You can definately see this in some anime. In Inuyasha, for example, it's definately true. Inuyasha is strong, but Sesshomaru (who has longer hair) is stronger. Naroku gets longer hair throughout the series as he undergoes transformations and becomes more invinceable.

Of course, I wouldn't say it's a general rule for all. Fuma, in X, has shorter hair (not a whole lot longer than a brush cut) than almost anyone, but he totally kicks @-- in any battle he's in. Kakyo is the weakest of anone (even Hinoto manages to kill [I]someone[/I] ) but he has the longest hair.

I guess it's like any other theory. You can make it work for some, but not for all.
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[FONT=Comic Sans MS][COLOR=SlateGray][SIZE=1]I really doubt that the hair style of a character is actually a factor of their strength. There are a few coincedence's that you guys have noticed, but it doesn't really add up to each other.

Having long/crazy hair has just been a factor of fashion for the past couple of years or so. The anime artists just wanted to implement some fashion into their characters, or maybe a distinctive look.

Not to show that because the character has hair that is 10 inches long means they have the strength of 10,000 dragons.[/SIZE][/COLOR][/FONT]
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Hair = power? Yes! That means if I am transported to the anime world I will be indestructibke and rain hell upon the lands! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

Oh, right, to be on-topic, I think it's just a coincidence. Long hair looks cool and powerful charachters are cool, so its natural they should go together.
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