People have pointed out many recurring themes in Goosbumps and Stine's books in general. One of them is red-heads. These could certainly be a coincidence but red-heads seem to pop up all the time, and not just in Goosebumps, Fear Street may have this even worse. But we're here for Goosebumps, someone else can see how that series fares in totals.
Recently I was thinking about this trend and wanted to see once and for all how many there are. At first it was to see the balance between good guys, bad guys, and losers who are red-heads but eventually this was just to total them overall and eh, the characters of all hair colors can swap between positive and negative portrayals.
For this, I'm mostly sticking to named characters, even somewhat minor ones, provided they are at least important and the scenes they are in. Unnamed ones will only be listed if they are important enough in their scenes, or I felt like it.
I spent way too long on this, but there's a chance I missed some for any reasons. I wasn't sure if I wanted to counted ones where he only says they have "Coppery" hair cuz sometimes that can count, and some redheads in here are described as "Coppery" later on, but i generally wanted to stick to ones where they are full on described as having red hair. Sometimes Stine gets cheeky though.
Was gonna tally them up but eh, you get an idea of how many. And how every single Slappyworld so far has one, dang. It seems like less appeared around HorrorLand but Most Wanted and especially Slappyworld made up for it.
Don't have too much add here, just more proof I have no life if I'm deep into something this small and dumb. But either way, it was fun to look into.
Oh and if you wanna know why Stine has such a red-head fixation: His wife has red hair.
Not as long as it would if Archive.org and my local public libraries ebooks didn't exist, ha. OG series took like an hour, was the easiest since I remember those more and thus could skip checking ones I already knew had them, the rest I was more unsure of but since the other series were shorter those didn't take too long. Still took a fair overall though.
I did miss some of on my first runthrough so I've been tweaking the last couple days, I think I got them all for now, hopefully.