In 2005 film critic Nathan Rabin coined the term "manic pixie dream girl."
Manic pixie dream girls were fictional characters who "exist solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures."
They are usually adorably quirky (but still hot), have multi-colored hair, and seem to know all kinds of secrets that main character man is still trying to figure out.
Luckily, the manic pixie dream girl trope is dying down.
Here are some of the most well-known manic pixie dream girls. Hold on to your whimsically-colored umbrella!