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Just like the Fille Fatale is the teen or little girl version of the Femme Fatale in training, Fille Fatalons are the young girl version of Femme Fatalons and esp. common in many popular manga and anime: long nails often in sharp stiletto styles with vampy, colorful, often bejeweled nail designs, that are central part of the girl's look. They're common as a trope in fantasy-themed fiction focussing on Magical Girls in the Sailor Moon tradition, vampire girls or girls in magical worlds with unusual powers, esp. in anime like Tweeny Witches where the girls themselves are powerful sorceresses. Other popular manga and anime themes using this trope involve girls who are pop idols or aspire to become ones, often as imitation of Japanese, Chinese, Taiwan and Korea pop stars like Ayumi Hamasaki, Koda Kumi, Jolin Tsai, A-Mei, Namie Amuro, BoA, CL, Kwak Yujeong who usually have very long nails with visually striking nail art and nail jewelry.
Fille Fatalons sometimes feature in Slice of Life anime where the girls are heavily into makeup and designer fashions and clothes, esp. if there is a focus on the Gyaru style. Or sometimes girls raised to be warriors, where the talons can even be used as weapons. Sometimes a combination of these, which is case for Mako Mimura in Gokujou!! Mecha Mote Iinchou Second Collection. Mako is a little demon girl who however acts like a classic "omote" kid sister character, often easily getting upset or annoyed, and has a huge interest in trendy fashion especially very sharp pointed long nails with jewelled nail designs, that she is often modelling in close-up. So on one hand she is a lot like the magical girls or demon girls trope, and at times she is scary and intimidating, but mostly the anime combines this with more slice of life situations and especially Gyaru style fashions and trends that Mako models and introduces on the other girls.
In comparison to the Femme Fatalons trope, where the woman is a villain or antagonist in many if not the majority of cases, girls with Fille Fatalons are usually heroines and protagonists, or humorous characters or at least antiheroines or characters who may seem evil at first but turn out to be on the side of good. Major exception to this is Dangan Ronpa, where the girls with Fille Fatalons really are villains in the Femme Fatalons model, very overwhelming and dangerous ones too. Katja in Seikon no Qwaser is a softer though still very striking example. Usually the characters really are young girls, sometimes they're ageless or immortal vampires or similar characters who have simply held on to the appearance of little girls, common theme in popular mangas and adaptation. In the first case the girl is an outlier with mental and physical development to level of a woman, in second case, she's actually older than most women, but effects of the magic spell, being a vampire or some other factor make her continue appear eternally in little girl form.
Occasionally appear in non-fantasy themed literature, comics, films and TV shows to highlight a character, sometimes for humorous or exaggerated effect. Common in live action films and TV where Fille Fatalons are often used as comic contrast between girls, for ex. in Little Miss Sunshine. Since around 2011 and social media being in wide use, these kinds of stylized long nails also very common in real world esp. among precocious teen and preteen girls with professional success or aspiration as dancers, models and vloggers, so there are some differences with the fille fatale-femme fatale analogy. In fact while Femme Fatalons are usually used to indicate danger, power or evil intent in a fictional female villain, Fille Fatalons are actually more common irl, as indicator of fashion sense and social awareness among precocious girls who are already accomplished entertainers in some fields. Especially, they're a trademark look for tweens featuring as dancers and models, actresses, Youtube vloggers, stars on platforms like Musical.ly and Tiktok and makeup or fashion bloggers.
Another difference to the Fille Fatale-Femme Fatale analogy, while Fille Fatale is generally a level below and usually Femme Fatale in training, Fille Fatalons are often even more elaborate and striking than the Femme Fatalons counterparts in their level of design, length, nail art or sheer vampiness. This has always been the case with for ex. press-on nails on girls who experiment heavily with makeup and unique looks as tweens. But since around 2011, it's been brought to a different level in the artistry of professional manicures for tween girls, and in their lampshading of the deadly danger associated with the Femme Fatale trope. For example many of the girl celebs and influencers with Fille Fatalons imitate or even outdo the razor-sharp stiletto look or other "killer nails" styles of Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Adele, Lana Del Rey or other women entertainers famous for the look. So much that women often take hints from some of the Fille Fatalon designs.
Especially noticeable examples include many J-Pop K-Pop and C-Pop stars who become popular as teen or preteen idols, their nails are often very long and elaborate. Alabama Luella Barker is a Trope Codifier for preteen style of Fille Fatalons, first introduced on Meet the Barkers and then a popular social media star and influencer afterward, who turns it up to 11 in the lethal long nails stiletto style and sheer variety of designer nails. Rihanna Quinn, Coco Quinn, Ari Lopez and other tween dancers from Dance Moms are also common examples. Dancer-focussed shows like Dance Moms were probably the first codifiers of the irl version of this trope, although other popular tween dancers and actresses like Annie LeBlanc of the ‘’Bratayleys’’ and Johnny Sequoyah in Believe, who blogged a number of colorful nail designs, may also have started the trend. In some cases the Fille Fatale trope or at least being highly precocious as a fashion influencer in general is also prominent for tween models, dancers and vloggers who model elaborate hairstyles, bikinis, high heels or even stiletto heels, although in other cases the Fille Fatalons are more just a specific fashion statement or way to assert distinct style with a particular look. In fact one other factor fueling the trend, has been growth of social media with channels dedicated to fashion, and the way girls esp. preteen girls dominate many of the channels on makeup with large followings. Some of the dancers, models and vloggers here are self made millionaires with the popularity of their makeup tips, and since long nails can be presented with more variations of colors, art and designs than other makeup, Fille Fatalons are more and more popular as topic and trend.
Anime and Manga
- Corona in Kannazuki no Miko shows a classic teen version and style of these. She is an aspiring pop idol like BoA, Ayumi Hamasaki and Koda Kumi who all define much of their fashion with their very long nails, so Fiile Fatalons are a basic feature of her character.
- Pachira from ‘’Magical Pokaan’’ has these, good example of the Magical Girls fille fatalons style.
- Unsurprisingly many of the Sailor Moon characters have these, given the manga and anime adaptation's role as a codifier for the magical girl trope.
- Gokujou!! Mecha Mote Iinchou Second Collection Mako Mimura is sort of a Trope Codifier for Fille Fatalons, with a unique character that amusingly incorporates several popular anime genres from Magical Girl, monster girl, gyaru style and slice of life fashion characteristics all in one. She is a kind of demon girl with fiery wide eyes and the shifting personality that goes with being a demon probably based on Japanese folklore, and has very very long nails that feature prominent in scene after scene. In fact her talons are not only scary and deadly long, they're also colorfully decorated with jewels and artwork and razor sharp like claws to point of being intimidating to characters around her, and she even hints and teases at times at her nails' potential use as weapons. Yet in an amusing twist, Mako ends up then turning her killer talons into kind of distinctive fashion statement, even to point of getting the other girls to adopt long nails in a parallel fashion to hers, in ways anticipating the irl trend of tween girls after 2011 becoming the top fashion influencers on blogs and social media.
- Shana of Shakugan no Shana has these. In this case Shana's long nails accentuate her fighting appearance and ability, and her general Little Miss Badass quality.
- Dangan Ronpa has a lot of this and in sharp comparison to most cases of this trope, the schoolgirls sporting the fille fatalons are villains and generally evil, ie. a lot closer to the femme fatalons stereotype. Celestia Ludenburg is certainly one example, displaying lot of sociopathic tendencies, with demonic red eyes, an evil grin and dark black, claw like long nails. But Celestia might as well be a choir girl next to the Big Bad, Junko Enoshima, a fille fatale who is just terrifying. In many of her most notable images, Junko looks simply crazy and totally sociopathic because well, she is. And like everything else about Junko, her Fille Fatalons are literally deadly, blood red razor sharp long nails. Junko has almost religious devotion to bring about despair in the school, it's long story. And as part of this she delights in tormenting people just because, and achieving dominance and intimidation over others, with her long fingernails contribute heavily to this. She's basically like the nightmare horror version of the pretty school cheerleader.
- Evangeline McDowell of ‘’Mahou Sensei Negima’’ is an example of this in association with Really Seven Hundred Years Old trope. Despite her classic loli appearance, she's actually one of the oldest people at the school, and therefore a lot of experience with being an enchantress and even seductress whose sophisticated temptations prove very hard to resist. But like many vampire or magical girl characters, she's been frozen with her little girl appearance.
- Katja from Seikon no Qwaser has noticeable long nails, consistent with her spooky precocious and Fille Fatale character. A bit like the girls in Dangan Ronpa, Katja's Fille Fatalons are exceptional as they are indicating of her power, fighting ability and intimidation as a character, with a slight touch of evil and achievement of dominance. She also uses her nails with her other weapons in combat to distract and overwhelm enemies, and so there are hints of other tropes like Distracted by the Sexy and I Was Beaten by a Girl in association. However she is more of an Anti-Hero than a villain, truly cares for those around her when they are in danger and has nothing like the open malice and terrifying goals of the girls in Dangan Rompa especially Junko.
- Ichigo in ‘’Tokyo Mew Mew’’ often features these.
- Arusu from Tweeny Witches is an 11-year-old girl prodigy with striking sorcery abilities and equally striking Fille Fatalons, consistent with her generally Fille Fatale character and the anime's focus on ambitious, precocious tween girls with magical capabilities. With her powers as a sorceress, her talons are not basic fashion accessories, they are a main part of those powers and her ability and manner in casting spells to overpower opponents. In fact Arusu uses her long nails effectively to both distract opponents and defeat them with cast spells, so her long nails have a clear association with girl power, especially the kind wielded by Little Miss Badass witches and sorceresses.
- Kodomo no Jikan Rin Kokonoe is a classic manga and anime Fille Fatale on the surface yet with a deeper, emotional back-story. Portrayed as being precocious to point of having a young woman's intelligence and sensibility, so she often has these in close-up shots.
- World Conquest Zvezda Plot (Sekai Seifuku: Bōryaku no Zuvizudā): Lady Venera (Kate Hoshimiya), classic case of the Really Seven Hundred Years Old trope. Even though she appears to be a fun-loving little girl, she's actually immortal and been the leader of the world conquering Zvezda organization for centuries. In her loli appearing form she takes the Fille Fatale trope to overdrive to an almost disturbing level, she not only often dresses like a dominatrix but acts like a domme and temptress around both allies and enemies. However hints of her immortal powers appear early on, and soon it becomes clear that Lady Venera, despite her centuries of knowledge and ambitions, not only looks but acts like a preteen girl because in a lot of ways she never grew up.
- Eco in Dragonar Academy (Seikoku no Dragonar) has these. She is a little girl and child prodigy with the powers, intelligence and strength of a dragon princess, so the long nails in style of claws are consistent with her precociousness and character in general. She is also a classic tsundere loli girl who on one hand deeply cares for, but on other hand constantly torments, dominates and humiliates her love interest Ash Blake. She is easily able to do this because of her superior strength and intelligence, and her talons and tendency to just beat up on Ash for trivial reasons also contributes to this.
- Rue from Princess Tutu has thoroughly long nails which help to distinguish her style and attitude from the other students.
- Sae Kashiwaga from Peach Girl stands out for her long nails, and in this case her nails are associated with somewhat manipulative, devious character features.
- Fille Fatalons and Femme Fatalons are surprisingly absent from Lotte no Omocha despite the main character being a succubus, like most of the girls and women around her.
- Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? has a lot of this.
- Kuin Hachisuka of My Hero Academia wields very long nails, usable as weapons, as part of her Queen Bee quirk especially when boosted by Trigger.
- Umineko no Naku Koro ni has a lot of cases of this, and since much of the plot more or less involves killer lolis, it's not at all unexpected to see this here.
- Dominura from Simoun has these, apparently a teen but another example for Older Than They Look.
- Sumire Takahana from Venus Versus Virus is classic example of the trope for teens, she often carries long nails that balance out her sweet girl next door personality with humorous effect.
- Kobato Hasegawa of Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai often has long nails, and is a classic representation of a sweet little sister imouto with occasional tsundere loli episodes where her Fille Fatalons help to add an extra layer to her character and attitudes.
- Kurumu Kurono in Rosario to Vampire, oh where to even start with this? She's a succubus so it's kind of expected for her to have long nails. But when she goes into full fighting succubus form, yikes! She's more or less armed with deadly weapons that look very scary, because, well they are very scary, full-on claws that she can and does use in direct combat. Still she fits the general mold for the trope because she isn't evil. A little crazy, frightening, sometimes downright dangerous, but still with a heart of gold. At least for the most part.
- Both girl protagonists in Super Cute love to wear Fille Fatalons.
- Another manga and anime about gyaru culture, Gals! is filled with examples of Fille Fatalons. The girls are constantly experimenting with all kinds of long nails very colorful and done up different ways. And because of focus on gyaru culture and Shibuya district fashion and design culture, the scenes often focus on their nail designs a lot, they even help to distinguish their characters and connect with their personalities and behavior.
- Hotaru Shidare in Dagashi Kashi has these.
- Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches features a whole lot of this, which isn't all that surprising when you consider the Magical Girls theme and subject matter.
- Rory Mercury in Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri is a classic example of Fille Fatalons in a loli character who's been around a while, representing the Older Than They Look trope.
- To Aru Majutsu no Index has some of this sprinkled in. It's almost always used for humorous effect.
- Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? has some of this, usually with humorous feel to the scenes as the girls sometimes clumsily try out new fashions.
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica has a lot of this. Seems to be standard for magical girls fashion.
- Tokyo Idols features a lot of this trope since it is a film about girls in Japan who become J-Pop idols in imitating of style of Koda Kumi and Ayumi Hamasaki. with long nails being a defining feature for their fashion.
- Little Miss Sunshine Classic use of fille fatalons trope for comic contrast and effect to help build the main character Olive, played by Abigail Breslin, and show how her family is different from other pageant families. Most of the little girls at the Little Miss Sunshine pageant are very socially precocious and presented like beautiful little women, they have not only long nails but also wearing high fashion hairstyles, bikinis, high heels and heavy lipstick and mascara. But Olive as contrast has none of these, unlike the other preteen girls already looking and posing like women, Olive really is just a normal kid having fun and doesn't realize what the pageant has in mind. It adds to humor of how out of place she and her family are at the pageant they've spent whole film trying to get to with a series of things constantly going wrong along the way. Plus despite dysfunction for the family on the way getting there, they come together to support Olive even though the pageant officials clearly don't want her there, this shows how much they really do care for each other.
- Beaches Young C.C. Bloom, played by Mayim Bialik as 11-year-old girl, has these, much more than her adult counterpart in the film does, probably due in big part to requests from her overbearing Stage Mom
- Broken Flowers Lolita (Alexis Dziena), yes that's her name, the teen daughter of Laura (Sharon Stone) an ex-girlfriend of Don Johnston (Bill Murray), has Fille Fatalons as well as several other Fille Fatale trademarks.
- Evie Zamora in Thirteen features these.
- Lolita Both the Sue Lyon and Dominique Swain portrayals of Lolita in the filmed versions have these to a point, for most part consistent with Vladimir Nabokov's title character and his description of the nymphet trope she represents, as perceived by Humbert in the original novel. Nabokov described Lolita as a very pretty 12-year-old girl who beguiled Humbert, although Humbert is an unreliable narrator in some ways that he himself admits to, his physical description of her is fairly consistent in each chapter. Although the two actresses portray different physical appearances and personalities for the character, this trope is one thing they have in common. However in the novel, Lolita in most ways is not necessarily very precocious even with Humbert's unreliable narrating of her, a difference with the film Lolitas especially the Stanley Kubrick version with Sue Lyon, who is portrayed as a temptress or even seductress, although Kubrick introduces some campy humor and satire to suggest that he is doing only a loose dark humor adaptation of Nabokov's novel.
- Interview with the Vampire Hinted at for vampire form of Claudia, played by Kirsten Dunst, frozen in form of a little girl when she was turned by Lestat.
- Popular actress, model and tween influencer Alexa Nisenson has these in her films and photo series, such as Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life.
- Sort of played with and subverted in the film Nine Lives where the main character's daughter, Rebecca Brand (Malina Weissman), is introduced to these by her socially precocious and fashion conscious friend Nicole Camden (Talitha Bateman), who has these as part of her look. But Rebecca by comparison is just a kid with little interest in the style, so continues without them for the rest of the film.
Live Action TV
- Keeping up with the Kardashians Kylie Jenner has long had these and in fact her sharp, very long fingernails have been central part of her look as a teen idol. She has become such a major fashion icon that Forbes magazine reported she's one of youngest self made billionaires in USA. And because Jenner's long nails are one of main features of her style she features in her fashion brands, often imitated by her fans, this is one of those cases of Fille Fatalons behind literally a road to riches.
- Small Wonder Vicki (Tiffany Brissette), the self aware android girl, sometimes had these for clearly comic effect.
- Gifted The mutant family's force field creating teen daughter, Lauren Strucker (Natalie Alyn Lind), often has these.
- Believe Bo Adams, played by tween model and actress Johnny Sequoyah, had these. Sequoyah may have been one of the trope originators, she was also a major influencer on preteen fashion trends on social media, she frequently highlighted her long nails in colorful styles and designs which quickly became popular.
- Cami Wrather, played by tween fashion icon, actress, model and dancer Ruby Rose Turner, has these in Coop and Cami Ask the World, and Turner has them for a lot of her modelling and dancing in general. Plus like Kylie Jenner in multiple ways, Turner has her own fashion designer style for teen and preteen girls with her long nails as a popular feature.
- Francesca Capaldi of Dog With a Blog frequently has these in a semi humorous reference to Capaldi and her tween character's precocious fashion sense.
- Dance Moms: Probably one of the originators of this trope among preteen girls, with the long nails on some of the dancers emphasizing their individuality and physical dexterity. Rihanna Quinn, Coco Quinn, Areana Lopez, Sarah Hunt and other stars on the show have had impressive Fille Fatalons, the Quinn sisters and Lopez having the ultra long sharp stiletto style like Adele in varied colors and designs during and after their show appearances. and even a full episode on the dancers in general doing routines with the long nails. The trend started by the show made this a favorite feature in other TV shows, Webcasts and vlogs in the US, Europe, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Japan and elsewhere with popular tween dancers and models such as Zoe Collins, Brightyn Brems, Ivy Mae Anderson, Ella Horan, Kristina Pimenova, Alina Evita, Zhenya Kotova, Dana Taranova, Kristina Shmidt, Brynlee Schmidt, Roxy Chic, Morgan Landrigan, Svetlana Kudel, Lilliana Ketchman, Holly Boothby, Presley Elise, Aly Smith, Rhiannon Walters, Sarah Georgiana, Sicily Rose, Ava Guttmann, Piper Rockelle, Alisa Samsonova, Kris Maurer, Kamri Peterson, Natalie Grace, Lily Denver, Juliet Jane, Jayden Bartels, Alisa Sabirova, Kendyl Fay, Karina Kashirskaya, Emily Murden, Taylor and Reese Hatala plus many others.
- Oddly, some of the girls competing in the first season of American Ninja Warrior Junior have these and are still able to win at least some of their matches.
- Anna Smolska, an extraordinarily skilled preteen German dancer appearing on Das Supertalent and other shows, often includes long nails as part of her particular style. Even with her Fille Fatalons and very difficult (even for adult dancers) dance routines with props, poles and gymnastics, her public performances are consistently nearly flawless.
- Mallory James Mahoney of Bunk'd often has these for comic effect, as she often leads her group and acts like the adult in the room.
- Isabella Barrett especially in Toddlers and Tiaras. That and the wackiness of the stage mothers added to the general zaniness of the show.
- Katie Knight (Ciara Bravo), the little sister of Kendall in Big Time Rush, often has long nails and is something of a Fille Fatale, Little Miss Badass and Child Prodigy. As a tween she is able to manage her brother's band and handle difficult marketing strategies. She also often teases and flirts with James and other characters, sometimes as a scheme to get what she wants, mostly just for fun. Though she is occasionally awkward, her intelligence and quick thinking are on display in almost every circumstance, and her Fille Fatalons enhance the sense of Katie's general social precocity and constantly being in control.
- Unsurprising many J-Pop, C-Pop, K-Pop idols have Fille Fatalons after the trends started by stars like Ayumi Hamasaki and Koda Kumi, who often highlighted their highly designed and artistic long nails, and because the idols tend to be popular dancers and models, and therefore fashion trend setters as well as singers. BoA, CL, Jolin and Kwak Yujeong are noticeable examples.
- Also case with many Japanese girl groups in the style of Morning Musume and other Hello! Project groups where this trope is very common.
- Ariana Grande, who commonly features long nails of varied designs in her concerns and pictures, also frequently featured this trope starting as a preteen model, dancer and actress, then built on it through her teens as she reached super star status, so Grande may also be one of the early popularizers of the Fille Fatalons trope in general.
- The anthropomorphical representation Hatsune Miku from the Vocaloid voice synthesizer series is often shown with these.
- Fille Fatalons are also a very popular trope for the tween stars of Musical.ly and TikTok, where long nails with artistic designs help to give a unique image to performers, such as Swedish dancer Zoe Collins, Danielle Cohn, Baby Ariel, MarianStar, Loren Gray and Alina Evita, a multitalented and popular Austrian dancer, singer and actress, many of them also successful and prize winning dancers for classical, ballet, modern and other kinds of dance.
- Many of most dominant TikTok stars are teen and tween girls who began doing dances and fashion segments to showcase long nails as part of the look. Examples, Charli d'Amelio, one of the most popular Tiktok stars around the world and Coco Quinn, who first became popular on TV shows like Dance Moms and Mani and then through her dance and fashion TikTok became most popular 12-year-old girl in the world, based from Famous Birthdays site.
- Alabama Barker, the daughter of Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and model Shanna Moakler, is a codifier for the Fille Fatalons trope among tween girls, herself a precocious and successful musician, model and performer with musical videos and web series where she features esp. striking examples of these. She is a Child Prodigy, already become a popular vocalist and mastered the piano and a number of other instruments as a ten-year-old girl. And giving new meaning to tickling the ivories, she is able to play the piano and other musical instruments perfectly with sharp, stiletto style very long nails like Adele or Rihanna, but even longer and with more colorful nail designs and even nail jewelry. She has also composed for the piano and guitar as well as playing popular standards on these instruments with the talon nails. In addition to her musical precocity, Alabama is a straight-A student and artistic prodigy who even designs much of her own nail art, with trademark drawings and designs of each nail a different color, and other artistic makeup variations as a tween influencer like Annie LeBlanc of ‘’The Bratayleys’’. Her styles having become popular for not just tweens but also teens and women. She's a Little Miss Badass irl too, sparring and winning karate tournaments with both kid and adult competitors even with those nails.
- Emery Bingham, another popular tween musician, model and vlogger and Trope Codifier for Fille Fatalons. She bears a close resemblance to Ariana Grande and has used this similarity to build her style and popularity as a highly creative and precocious songwriter and singer. She has closely emulated many of Grande's trademark fashion standards as part of the look, including Grande's flashy costumes, eye shadow, long hair, sky high stiletto heels, bikini outfits and full lips with colorful lipstick, mostly somewhat toned down due to still being a preteen girl writing her own music. With one exception: consistent wearing of even longer and sharper stiletto-style, designed long nails than her idol. Bingham's nail designs and nail jewelry became so popular that she branched out to fashion vlogging for other tween girls with a focus on her claw-like talons, high heels and nail art. She had already become one of the USA's youngest self-made millionaires as an 11-year-old girl and by age 12 a highly imitated fashion icon like her own idol Grande. In addition to her original songs and music, Bingham has started a popular series of joint makeup tutorials and vlogs with other tweens, such as Sarah Dorothy Little, Haley Sullivan and Coco Quinn, with their own long nails and designs, and is perhaps the most successful female celebrity entertainer of any age to build her style largely on her nails and unique nail designs.
- There is musical and cultural tradition in Brazil where the Fille Fatalons trope is seen all the time, no exact name and hard to translate the concept but often associated with terms like "cultura mirim", where a select group of preteen girls that do modeling and music, and especially intelligent, pretty, talented, and precocious are trained and celebrated as women celebrities who happen to be little girls. They become beauty and fashion icons just like women models, wear makeup on pouty and voluptuous lips with mascara, start hairstyle trends, model popular skirts and dresses, even do catwalk modeling in spiked heels and bikini just like Gisele Bündchen, Adriana Lima or other Brazilian supermodels. One other feature, the mirim young girl models all have very long nails (“unhas compridas”) in their own unique styles and elaborate nail designs that distinguish them like a fashion signature, and they play their musical instruments, compose and sing popular songs with their “talons” and high heels that even more shows how they are so precocious, become top entertainers and creative artists. Some popular examples are, Ana Clara Luz, Victoria Pazinimello, Vitoria Brun, Pietra Quintela, Isadora Lomba, and Lara Cristina.
- Especially Lara Cristina is example of this, as 11-year-old girl she was unusually tall and articulate, already became a multi millionaire top model, influencer and endorser with “Gisele look” and began major Brazil fashion trend of multiple color long nails with eye-catching nail art and “claws” style. She is called Brazilian “nail princess” (princesa das unhas) or “nail queen” and even adult models follow her style.
- Russia, Ukraine, and other eastern Orthodox countries and communities overseas have a tradition like in Brazil, presenting and celebrating especially precocious preteen girls in major entertainment but with focus more on rhythmic gymnastics and dance. And similar like the Brazilian “cultura mirim”, the successful girls have tradition of modeling with very long nails and long hair to emphasize their skill, talent and precocity that is especially impressive because of the manual skill needed for their public performances. Famous and popular examples include Dana Taranova, Elizabeth Anokhina, Darija Vracevic, Veronica (of Nikachicaveronica), Sofiya Parkhomenko, and Daria Kreys.
- Rapper Danielle Bregoli, aka Bhad Bhabie who got her start on the Dr. Phil show with the famous "cash me outside" catch-phrase, also began showing off Fille Fatalons as a tween and teen model that helped her launch her music career.
- Frequently lampshaded by Lana Del Rey in her songs and musical videos. Although del Rey herself was already in her 20's when she gained wide notice as model, singer and dancer, her music and topics make heavy reference to the Lolita and Fille Fatale tropes. One of her most popular songs is titled "Lolita" and Del Rey features her sharp, stiletto style long nails in connection to it and many of her other songs.
- The popular country singer and model Tegan Marie, who appeared in the 2018 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, sported long nails when she was first discovered at age 12, and has periodically included them in her concerts and modeling ever since.
- The Brazilian singer and model Xuxa had long done up nails when she was first discovered as a girl with phenomenal vocalist abilities. She got a lot of positive comments on it so she stayed with the style.
- Flandre Scarlet of Touhou often features these, sometimes very striking long nails in colorful surroundings.
- Video star, gymnast, singer and fashion style influencer Annie LeBlanc aka Acroannie of The Bratayleys Web original series is famous for these, which she often featured with prominent designs in the popular Web series. Her trademark artistic long nails have become popular features often imitated by her fans, so she is probably an early Trope Codifier for Fille Fatalons. She was also one of the first big tween influencers to have major impact on fashion trends so variations on her long nail styles have been also taken by other influencers.
- Videos focusing on ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) very often feature vloggers with long nails gently stroking soft and solid objects to bring about the response in the audience, and the genre is dominated in major part by teen and preteen girls who use their Fille Fatalons as an essential part of their ASMR sessions. For example one of the most successful is tween vlogger and model Makenna Kelly of the popular Life With Mak Web series, who features very sharp and long nails in her videos and photo-sets, usually decorated with multiple colors of nail polish and elaborate nail designs and nail art. Kelly's long fingernails and nail artistry are part of her "girly girl with girl power" fashion style, while also serving a functional role to stimulate the ASMR response in her sessions. For example through gently scratching , tapping or stroking fabrics, ceramics, or other solid objects (including sometimes the microphone itself).
- A kind of irl version of the fictional Little Miss Sunshine pageant, the catwalk of the Plitzs Fashion Democracy pageant, and similar pageants overseas like Brazil's Beleza Verao and Spain's Gran Canaria Moda Calida pageants, is a training ground and launching pad for girls who later become successful models, so accessories like long nails and customized lipstick are unsurprisingly very common for the distinctive looks for many of the aspiring models. Along same sort of line are tween beauty pageants where popular winners like Grace Germinder and Lily Grace Patterson popularized colorful decorated long nails as part of the look of the finalists just like in the fictional Little Miss Sunshine pageant.
- Sophie Michelle of Sophie Michelle Says features this trope in her popular Web series on fashion, clothes, makeup styles and travel locations.
- A lot of other popular tween fashion and makeup bloggers in US and around the world also built big followings with the decorative long nails, often stiletto and multi-color style, shown as central part of their look. Other examples include Prymrr Lobasso in USA and Indara (elmundodeindy) in Spain.
- Along similar sort of line, many social media channels with a focus on make-up art are dominated by tween girls who often use fille fatalons as way to distinguish their look and make it unique. Example is Laken Anne Wilson, popular Scottish and French tween make-up artist who gained popularity in her style with designed, multicolor claw long nails that soon became popular with a lot of established models and actresses too.
- Popular satirist, humorist and vlogger Sophia Totterman, better known by her professional names LtCorbis and soph, has had long nails ever since starting her Web series at age 11. However unlike most tween vloggers with Fille Fatalons who focus on makeup or fashion, LtCorbis mostly does not apply nail polish or designs to her nails.
- Annie Rose and Hope Marie of the Annie & Hope Web series include this trope as an essential feature in their fashion and makeup commentaries.
- The Italian animated series Angel's Friends had a lot of this for the female students to go with its magical girl theme, especially for Raf.
- Several variations of the wildly popular My Little Pony franchise involve the ponies taking the form of human girls, and several have Fille Fatalons in this form with a girl power association with the look.
- Sabrina the Animated Series has a good deal of this.