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* Natsuki of ''Anime/MaiHiME'' is angered to find that sword-wielding Mikoto has sheared off part of her hair with her [[{{BFS}} giant claymore]] during their fight in the first episode. In this case the actual cut isn't shown, just the aftermath when Natsuki discovers it.

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* Natsuki of ''Anime/MaiHiME'' ''Anime/MaiHime'' is angered to find that sword-wielding Mikoto has sheared off part of her hair with her [[{{BFS}} giant claymore]] during their fight in the first episode. In this case the actual cut isn't shown, just the aftermath when Natsuki discovers it.
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* ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'': Tsuruba loses his ponytail when he's ambushed by assassins, it's only the first of several [[IdenticalTwinIDTag Identical Twin ID Tags]] that he and Tariga pick up during the night that prove that if they both manage to survive they're going to be a lot easier to tell apart.

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* ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'': Tsuruba loses his ponytail when he's ambushed by assassins, it's assassins and one tries to decapitate him. It's only the first and least bloody of several [[IdenticalTwinIDTag Identical Twin ID Tags]] that he and Tariga pick up during the night that prove that if they both manage to survive they're going to be a lot easier to tell apart.
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* In the 13th ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' movie - "The Raven Chaser" we see Ran [[spoiler:successfully dodging a bullet fired by a Black Syndicate member standing just in front of her. Truly one of her [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments of Awesome.]]]] A short slow-motion then happens, while we see this trope in use.
* Happens twice to Kirika in ''Anime/{{Noir}}'', once in the form of a bullet that grazes her head, apparently leaving her uninjured and undoing part of her LaserGuidedAmnesia, and again with a sword-wielding nun in the final episode. Mirielle also had one of these when she was a child, at the hands of [[spoiler: then-CreepyChild Silvana]]; that's the apparent reason for her "half-bang" hairstyle.
* Natsuki of ''Anime/MaiHiME'' is angered to find that sword-wielding Mikoto has sheared off part of her hair with her [[{{BFS}} giant claymore]] during their fight in the first episode. In this case the actual cut isn't shown, just the aftermath when Natsuki discovers it.
** In a later episode, she does this to Nagi when she attempts to shoot him, but the bullet misses and leaves a nasty mark on his hair.
* Shizuru Viola in ''Anime/MaiOtome'' has a sniper's bullet shot through her hair that takes out a spy she's captured (see the main page's image), though the damage is not noticeable by her next appearance.

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* ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'': Tsuruba loses his ponytail when he's ambushed by assassins, it's only the first of several [[IdenticalTwinIDTag Identical Twin ID Tags]] that he and Tariga pick up during the night that prove that if they both manage to survive they're going to be a lot easier to tell apart.
* Joe from ''Manga/{{ARAGO}}'' - as he receives a pair of glasses that allow him to see demons, and sees Seth for what he really is, Seth responds with a [[EyeBeams glare]] that nicks Joe's cheek and cuts a few strands of his sideburns loose.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Charlotte Cuuhlhourne went [[BerserkButton berserk]] when Yumichika did this to him. It was implied that Yumichika did it deliberately to [[TheDandy irritate]] Charlotte into releasing his power [[spoiler: because ''that'' would allow '''him''' to [[LetsGetDangerous fight at full strength as well]].]]
** Hisagi did it to Findor who was a little unsettled by it but didn't go berserk.
**
In the 13th ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' movie - "The Raven Chaser" we see Ran [[spoiler:successfully dodging anime, Toushirou managed to slice off a bullet fired by a Black Syndicate member standing chunk of Gin's hair during their fight. Gin just in front of her. Truly one of her [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments of Awesome.]]]] A short slow-motion then happens, while we see this trope in use.
* Happens twice to Kirika in ''Anime/{{Noir}}'', once in the form of a bullet that grazes her head, apparently leaving her uninjured and undoing part of her LaserGuidedAmnesia, and again with a sword-wielding nun in the final episode. Mirielle also
[[StepfordSmiler carried on smiling]]...
** It appeared as though [[spoiler: Tsukishima]]
had one of these when she was a child, at the hands sliced off some of [[spoiler: then-CreepyChild Silvana]]; that's the apparent reason for her "half-bang" hairstyle.
* Natsuki of ''Anime/MaiHiME'' is angered to find that sword-wielding Mikoto has sheared off part of her
Orihime]]'s hair when he cut her [[spoiler: until it turned out [[BrainwashedAndCrazy he'd done something else]] instead. She fixed up the hair damage with her [[{{BFS}} giant claymore]] powers]]. He ''did'', however, slice off some of [[spoiler: Riruka]]'s hair when [[TakingThebullet she blocked his attack]] of [[spoiler: Ichigo]] during their fight in the first episode. his [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown]] triggered by [[spoiler: Ginjou's death.]] In addition, this case the actual time he also [[spoiler: cut isn't shown, just the aftermath when Natsuki discovers it.
** In
quite a later episode, bit of her shoulder off, and she does this had to Nagi when she attempts to shoot him, but the bullet misses and leaves a nasty mark on his hair.
* Shizuru Viola in ''Anime/MaiOtome'' has a sniper's bullet shot through her hair that takes out a spy she's captured (see the main page's image), though the damage is not noticeable
be healed by her next appearance.Orihime]].



* Nia from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' cuts her hair short after it's riddled with bullets during a fight. It's also CharacterDevelopment since the one who helps her with that is CoolBigSis Yoko, showing that they're putting away their disagreements.
* Nanami of ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' has this happen during her duel with Utena to emphasize the loss of her composure.

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* Nia from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' cuts ''Laputa: Anime/CastleInTheSky'' features Sheeta losing both of her pigtails after Muska shoots them off. Also a rare case where the hair being targeted is ''intentional'' -- he's doing it as a threat and says her ears are next. This is also a case of ImportantHaircut.
* ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'': Yue, after a mid-air scuffle with Ruby Moon, gets a portion of his hair severed by Ruby's swift hands.
* Happens in almost every fight scene in ''Manga/{{Change 123}}''. Everyone loses a few strands here and there, and yet it never adds up to a visible difference.
* Chrono in ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' has his braid cut off during a battle with [[spoiler:Remington]]. Another example of an ImportantHaircut.
* During one of Teresa's fights in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' a few strands of
her hair are seen blowing after her when Ilena attempts to attack her. However, this isn't so much hint that she's losing her composure (quite the opposite) but to show that she's just that good and they can't even touch her.
** Another example occurs when Clare rescues [[spoiler:Galatea from Agatha's clutches--Clare's Windcutter nicks off a bit of Galatea's bangs, prompting Galatea to snark that her rescuer's technique needs refining.]]
* Lelouch's hair gets clipped in ''Anime/CodeGeass'' when [[spoiler: a completely broken Shirley]] shoots at him after being [[MindRape mind raped]] by [[PsychopathicManchild Mao]].
* In the 13th ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' movie - "The Raven Chaser" we see Ran [[spoiler:successfully dodging a bullet fired by a Black Syndicate member standing just in front of her. Truly one of her [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments of Awesome.]]]] A
short after it's riddled with bullets slow-motion then happens, while we see this trope in use.
* Played perfectly straight in ''Anime/DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries'' when Trish and Lady fight in the church. Trish fires on a temporarily helpless Lady, who feels no wound and pats herself down, to find strands of hair on her shoulder. "You ''bitch''! You shot my hair!" and the fight turns to fisticuffs.
* In ''Manga/DGrayMan'', Lenalee Lee's formerly long GirlishPigtails are burned off in a close call
during a fight. It's also CharacterDevelopment since the one who helps her life-threatening over ocean battle with that is CoolBigSis Yoko, showing that they're putting away their disagreements.
* Nanami of ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' has this happen during
a level 3 Akuma, leaving her duel with Utena to emphasize hair extremely short and unkempt in the loss of her composure.process.



* Akane getting caught in the middle of Ranma's fight with Ryoga in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', and the subsequent haircut, is an example that overlaps with ImportantHaircut.
* In one episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', a Scyther lops off part of Jessie's distinctive hairdo, and she becomes obsessed with getting even with the Pokémon. [[spoiler: Not only does she fail, but the Scyther ends up giving her, James, and Meowth ''mohawks'' in the end.]]
** In another episode, a Seviper that Team Rocket is trying to catch does the same thing. Jessie ''beats it into submission with her bare hands'', then captures it. She's had it for seven seasons (spanning two series) since.
* ''Manga/ShamanKing'' uses this on Bokuto no Ryu as a running gag, as his Elvis-esque pompadour is cut repeatedly. Very rarely is his pompadour ever intact, though he will go to absurd ends to cover up his mangled hair. (In the manga, he claims to use the hair-care product "[[BlandNameProduct Wrongain]]", obviously a Rogaine-spoof, to quickly grow his pompadour back.)
* Slicer cuts off Miyuki's braid in the ''VideoGame/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever'' OVA.
** This is later referenced in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' with Signum as a MythologyGag.
** Speaking of ''Nanoha'', you can barely see it (it's one of those "pause it and THEN you'll see it), but in Nanoha and Fate's climatic battle, some of Nanoha's hair ''is'' shot off by Fate's ProjectileSpell.
* ''Laputa: Anime/CastleInTheSky'' features Sheeta losing both of her pigtails after Muska shoots them off. Also a rare case where the hair being targeted is ''intentional'' -- he's doing it as a threat and says her ears are next. This is also a case of ImportantHaircut.
* During one of Teresa's fights in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' a few strands of her hair are seen blowing after her when Ilena attempts to attack her. However, this isn't so much hint that she's losing her composure (quite the opposite) but to show that she's just that good and they can't even touch her.
** Another example occurs when Clare rescues [[spoiler:Galatea from Agatha's clutches--Clare's Windcutter nicks off a bit of Galatea's bangs, prompting Galatea to snark that her rescuer's technique needs refining.]]
* A variation occurs in the second episode of ''Manga/ZombieLoan'': The cleaver that cuts off one of Michiru's braids actually does hit and fatally wound her, subverting the "close call" aspect. But she's later resurrected and cuts the second one off herself.
* In the first episode of ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'', Nagasumi loses a few strands of hair when a dagger hits the wall close to his head. In a later episode, Akeno actually slices the top of his head off.
* In ''Manga/DGrayMan'', Lenalee Lee's formerly long GirlishPigtails are burned off in a close call during a life-threatening over ocean battle with a level 3 Akuma, leaving her hair extremely short and unkempt in the process.



* In ''LightNovel/FateZero'', Saber loses a few strands of hair when she limbos under Lancer's spear to dodge a swipe. It's a very minor example, though, since her hairstyle didn't change at all from that.
* In ''[[LightNovel/FullMetalPanic Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid]]'' Kaname Chidori is targeted by assassin Xia Yu Lan. Fortunately her knees buckle at that precise moment and so the bullet just clips her hair.
* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', a few strands of Tamahome's hair are severed (in addition to him getting a slash across the cheek) while saving Miaka from thugs, just to show how badass he is. Note that this happened before [[spoiler:his fight with Suboshi, resulting in his ImportantHaircut.]]
* ''Manga/FutureDiary'' has a cop, Kurusu (4th), firing a shot at a terrorist, Minene (9th), during the Sakurami Middle School bombing.
* In ''Manga/GunsmithCats'', Rally gets a goodly portion of hair from the left side of her head cut off when Gray slashes at her with his prosthetic blade-arm.



* In the ''LightNovel/KinosJourney'' novels, the young Shishou's hair has a [[http://www.filespace.org/xyzzyka/shishou.png ragged, gunshot appearance]], as though this is the only way she cuts her hair. Given the way she's been known to cut down trees later in life, this is perhaps unsurprising.
** Also, in the first coliseum fight, Kino faces an assassin with a bladed boomerang that manages to give her a tiny shave on the way back. Later Kino does this deliberately, clipping the hair of a MasterSwordsman to test his resolve. He doesn't flinch.



* Chrono in ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' has his braid cut off during a battle with [[spoiler:Remington]]. Another example of an ImportantHaircut.
* ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'': Yue, after a mid-air scuffle with Ruby Moon, gets a portion of his hair severed by Ruby's swift hands.
* In ''[[LightNovel/FullMetalPanic Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid]]'' Kaname Chidori is targeted by assassin Xia Yu Lan. Fortunately her knees buckle at that precise moment and so the bullet just clips her hair.
* Played perfectly straight in ''Anime/DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries'' when Trish and Lady fight in the church. Trish fires on a temporarily helpless Lady, who feels no wound and pats herself down, to find strands of hair on her shoulder. "You ''bitch''! You shot my hair!" and the fight turns to fisticuffs.
* It happens in ''Manga/OnePiece'' in the fight between Zoro and Hatchan. At one point during his fight with Hatchan, Zoro lops off one of the spikes of his hairdo. For a few seconds, the octopus man looks as if he's about to blow a gasket, but then he immediately calms down as he realizes [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments "It's only hair, after all. It'll grow back."]]
* Death the Kid in ''Manga/SoulEater'' had once some of his hair cut off during a fight. However, since he's ''very'' obsessed with balance and symmetry, it was sufficient to ''knock him out''.

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* Chrono in ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' has his braid cut off during In ''Manga/{{Jormungand}}'', a battle with [[spoiler:Remington]]. Another lasting example of an ImportantHaircut.
* ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'': Yue, after
occurs for Wilee: A bullet grazed his head during the First Gulf War, leaving a mid-air scuffle with Ruby Moon, gets wound where hair didn't grow back in a portion distinctive rectangular patch. So, he buzzed the other side of his head to match.
* In ''Manga/KingOfThorn'', not long after Marco gives Kasumi a gun, she [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace fires it accidentally]] and parts his hair.
* In the ''LightNovel/KinosJourney'' novels, the young Shishou's
hair severed by Ruby's swift hands.
* In ''[[LightNovel/FullMetalPanic Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid]]'' Kaname Chidori
has a [[http://www.filespace.org/xyzzyka/shishou.png ragged, gunshot appearance]], as though this is targeted by the only way she cuts her hair. Given the way she's been known to cut down trees later in life, this is perhaps unsurprising.
** Also, in the first coliseum fight, Kino faces an
assassin Xia Yu Lan. Fortunately her knees buckle at with a bladed boomerang that precise moment manages to give her a tiny shave on the way back. Later Kino does this deliberately, clipping the hair of a MasterSwordsman to test his resolve. He doesn't flinch.
* In one episode of ''Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket'', Goemon has left Lupin's gang for another gang whom he thinks fits his lifestyle better, since he has betrayed them, Lupin feels that he should kill Goemon. So Lupin fires a shot at his head, but Goemon ducks
and so the bullet just clips her hair.
* Played perfectly straight in ''Anime/DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries'' when Trish
grazes his cheek and Lady fight in the church. Trish fires on a temporarily helpless Lady, who feels no wound and pats herself down, to find strands of hair on her shoulder. "You ''bitch''! You shot my hair!" and the fight turns to fisticuffs.
* It happens in ''Manga/OnePiece'' in the fight between Zoro and Hatchan. At one point during his fight with Hatchan, Zoro lops
cuts off one of the spikes a few locks of his hairdo. For a few seconds, the octopus man looks as if he's about to blow a gasket, but then he immediately calms down as he realizes [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments "It's only hair, after all. It'll grow back."]]
* Death the Kid in ''Manga/SoulEater'' had once some of his hair cut off during a fight. However, since he's ''very'' obsessed with balance and symmetry, it was sufficient to ''knock him out''.
hair.



* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Charlotte Cuuhlhourne went [[BerserkButton berserk]] when Yumichika did this to him. It was implied that Yumichika did it deliberately to [[TheDandy irritate]] Charlotte into releasing his power [[spoiler: because ''that'' would allow '''him''' to [[LetsGetDangerous fight at full strength as well]].]]
** Hisagi did it to Findor who was a little unsettled by it but didn't go berserk.
** In the anime, Toushirou managed to slice off a chunk of Gin's hair during their fight. Gin just [[StepfordSmiler carried on smiling]]...
** It appeared as though [[spoiler: Tsukishima]] had sliced off some of [[spoiler: Orihime]]'s hair when he cut her [[spoiler: until it turned out [[BrainwashedAndCrazy he'd done something else]] instead. She fixed up the hair damage with her powers]]. He ''did'', however, slice off some of [[spoiler: Riruka]]'s hair when [[TakingThebullet she blocked his attack]] of [[spoiler: Ichigo]] during his [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown]] triggered by [[spoiler: Ginjou's death.]] In addition, this time he also [[spoiler: cut quite a bit of her shoulder off, and she had to be healed by Orihime]].
* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', a few strands of Tamahome's hair are severed (in addition to him getting a slash across the cheek) while saving Miaka from thugs, just to show how badass he is. Note that this happened before [[spoiler:his fight with Suboshi, resulting in his ImportantHaircut.]]
* Sakuya get hers lopped off by a spear in ''VideoGame/{{Utawarerumono}}''.
* One MonsterOfTheWeek in ''Anime/SailorMoon'' was a doll with razor-sharp, projectile appendages. Sailor Mars just barely misses losing her head, and instead loses a few strands.
* In ''Manga/KingOfThorn'', not long after Marco gives Kasumi a gun, she [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace fires it accidentally]] and parts his hair.
* This is how Goku lost his long hair in ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'', when Gojyo first activated the shakujo staff without knowing how to use it.
* Lelouch's hair gets clipped in ''Anime/CodeGeass'' when [[spoiler: a completely broken Shirley]] shoots at him after being [[MindRape mind raped]] by [[PsychopathicManchild Mao]].

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Charlotte Cuuhlhourne went [[BerserkButton berserk]] when Yumichika did this Natsuki of ''Anime/MaiHiME'' is angered to him. It was implied find that Yumichika did it deliberately to [[TheDandy irritate]] Charlotte into releasing his power [[spoiler: because ''that'' would allow '''him''' to [[LetsGetDangerous fight at full strength as well]].]]
** Hisagi did it to Findor who was a little unsettled by it but didn't go berserk.
** In the anime, Toushirou managed to slice
sword-wielding Mikoto has sheared off a chunk part of Gin's her hair with her [[{{BFS}} giant claymore]] during their fight. Gin fight in the first episode. In this case the actual cut isn't shown, just [[StepfordSmiler carried the aftermath when Natsuki discovers it.
** In a later episode, she does this to Nagi when she attempts to shoot him, but the bullet misses and leaves a nasty mark
on smiling]]...
** It appeared as
his hair.
* Shizuru Viola in ''Anime/MaiOtome'' has a sniper's bullet shot through her hair that takes out a spy she's captured (see the main page's image),
though [[spoiler: Tsukishima]] had sliced off some of [[spoiler: Orihime]]'s hair when he cut her [[spoiler: until it turned out [[BrainwashedAndCrazy he'd done something else]] instead. She fixed up the hair damage with is not noticeable by her powers]]. He ''did'', however, slice off some of [[spoiler: Riruka]]'s next appearance.
* In ''Manga/MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro'', Yako gets her
hair clipped when [[TakingThebullet she blocked his attack]] of [[spoiler: Ichigo]] during his [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown]] triggered by [[spoiler: Ginjou's death.]] In addition, this time he also [[spoiler: cut quite a bit of Neuro uses her shoulder off, and she had to be healed by Orihime]].
demonstrate a "Slingshot Guillotine" (more visible in the manga).
* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', the first episode of ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'', Nagasumi loses a few strands of Tamahome's hair are severed (in addition to him getting a slash across the cheek) while saving Miaka from thugs, just to show how badass he is. Note that this happened before [[spoiler:his fight with Suboshi, resulting in his ImportantHaircut.]]
* Sakuya get hers lopped off by a spear in ''VideoGame/{{Utawarerumono}}''.
* One MonsterOfTheWeek in ''Anime/SailorMoon'' was a doll with razor-sharp, projectile appendages. Sailor Mars just barely misses losing her head, and instead loses a few strands.
* In ''Manga/KingOfThorn'', not long after Marco gives Kasumi a gun, she [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace fires it accidentally]] and parts his hair.
* This is how Goku lost his long hair in ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'',
when Gojyo first activated a dagger hits the shakujo staff without knowing how wall close to use it.
* Lelouch's hair gets clipped in ''Anime/CodeGeass'' when [[spoiler:
his head. In a completely broken Shirley]] shoots at him after being [[MindRape mind raped]] by [[PsychopathicManchild Mao]].later episode, Akeno actually slices the top of his head off.



* Manga/{{Ushio|AndTora}} tries to take out an enemy by tossing the spear... but only shaves off a few hairs.
* Happens in almost every fight scene in ''Manga/{{Change 123}}''. Everyone loses a few strands here and there, and yet it never adds up to a visible difference.
* In ''Manga/MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro'', Yako gets her hair clipped when Neuro uses her to demonstrate a "Slingshot Guillotine" (more visible in the manga).
* In ''Manga/WildRock'', Emba just barely escapes from the alligator he's trying to save Yuuen from. His [[BraidsOfAction Braid Of Action]] gets snapped clean off in the alligator's jaws.
* ''Manga/{{Softenni}}'' has Kotone, in a fit of jealousy, manage to undo Coach Mishimagi's ponytail and cut off a part of his hair. With a ''soft tennis ball''.
* In ''Manga/GunsmithCats'', Rally gets a goodly portion of hair from the left side of her head cut off when Gray slashes at her with his prosthetic blade-arm.
* Joe from ''Manga/{{ARAGO}}'' - as he receives a pair of glasses that allow him to see demons, and sees Seth for what he really is, Seth responds with a [[EyeBeams glare]] that nicks Joe's cheek and cuts a few strands of his sideburns loose.

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* Manga/{{Ushio|AndTora}} tries to take out an enemy by tossing the spear... but only shaves off a few hairs.
* Happens twice to Kirika in almost every fight scene in ''Manga/{{Change 123}}''. Everyone loses a few strands here and there, and yet it never adds up to a visible difference.
* In ''Manga/MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro'', Yako gets her hair clipped when Neuro uses her to demonstrate a "Slingshot Guillotine" (more visible
''Anime/{{Noir}}'', once in the manga).
* In ''Manga/WildRock'', Emba just barely escapes from
form of a bullet that grazes her head, apparently leaving her uninjured and undoing part of her LaserGuidedAmnesia, and again with a sword-wielding nun in the alligator final episode. Mirielle also had one of these when she was a child, at the hands of [[spoiler: then-CreepyChild Silvana]]; that's the apparent reason for her "half-bang" hairstyle.
* It happens in ''Manga/OnePiece'' in the fight between Zoro and Hatchan. At one point during his fight with Hatchan, Zoro lops off one of the spikes of his hairdo. For a few seconds, the octopus man looks as if
he's about to blow a gasket, but then he immediately calms down as he realizes [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments "It's only hair, after all. It'll grow back."]]
* In one episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', a Scyther lops off part of Jessie's distinctive hairdo, and she becomes obsessed with getting even with the Pokémon. [[spoiler: Not only does she fail, but the Scyther ends up giving her, James, and Meowth ''mohawks'' in the end.]]
** In another episode, a Seviper that Team Rocket is
trying to save Yuuen from. His [[BraidsOfAction Braid Of Action]] gets snapped clean off catch does the same thing. Jessie ''beats it into submission with her bare hands'', then captures it. She's had it for seven seasons (spanning two series) since.
* Akane getting caught
in the alligator's jaws.
middle of Ranma's fight with Ryoga in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', and the subsequent haircut, is an example that overlaps with ImportantHaircut.
* ''Manga/{{Softenni}}'' Nanami of ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' has Kotone, in a fit of jealousy, manage this happen during her duel with Utena to undo Coach Mishimagi's ponytail and cut off a part of his hair. With a ''soft tennis ball''.
* In ''Manga/GunsmithCats'', Rally gets a goodly portion of hair from
emphasize the left side loss of her head cut off when Gray slashes at her with his prosthetic blade-arm.
* Joe from ''Manga/{{ARAGO}}'' - as he receives a pair of glasses that allow him to see demons, and sees Seth for what he really is, Seth responds with a [[EyeBeams glare]] that nicks Joe's cheek and cuts a few strands of his sideburns loose.
composure.



* In one episode of Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket, Goemon has left Lupin's gang for another gang whom he thinks fits his lifestyle better, since he has betrayed them, Lupin feels that he should kill Goemon. So Lupin fires a shot at his head, but Goemon ducks and the bullet grazes his cheek and cuts off a few locks of his hair.

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* In one episode of Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket, Goemon has left Lupin's gang for another gang whom he thinks fits his lifestyle better, since he has betrayed them, Lupin feels that he should kill Goemon. So Lupin fires One MonsterOfTheWeek in ''Anime/SailorMoon'' was a shot at his doll with razor-sharp, projectile appendages. Sailor Mars just barely misses losing her head, but Goemon ducks and the bullet grazes his cheek and cuts off instead loses a few locks of strands.
* This is how Goku lost
his long hair in ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'', when Gojyo first activated the shakujo staff without knowing how to use it.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'', when Ban uses Jericho's attack to shave his beard off and then compliments her for being a good hairdresser.
** Played straight in King fight with Guila.
* ''Manga/ShamanKing'' uses this on Bokuto no Ryu as a running gag, as his Elvis-esque pompadour is cut repeatedly. Very rarely is his pompadour ever intact, though he will go to absurd ends to cover up his mangled
hair. (In the manga, he claims to use the hair-care product "[[BlandNameProduct Wrongain]]", obviously a Rogaine-spoof, to quickly grow his pompadour back.)



* ''Manga/{{Softenni}}'' has Kotone, in a fit of jealousy, manage to undo Coach Mishimagi's ponytail and cut off a part of his hair. With a ''soft tennis ball''.
* Death the Kid in ''Manga/SoulEater'' had once some of his hair cut off during a fight. However, since he's ''very'' obsessed with balance and symmetry, it was sufficient to ''knock him out''.
* Nia from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' cuts her hair short after it's riddled with bullets during a fight. It's also CharacterDevelopment since the one who helps her with that is CoolBigSis Yoko, showing that they're putting away their disagreements.
* In ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' both Starjun and Midora subjected to that, due to having an enormously long hair.
* Slicer cuts off Miyuki's braid in the ''VideoGame/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever'' OVA.
** This is later referenced in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' with Signum as a MythologyGag.
** Speaking of ''Nanoha'', you can barely see it (it's one of those "pause it and THEN you'll see it), but in Nanoha and Fate's climatic battle, some of Nanoha's hair ''is'' shot off by Fate's ProjectileSpell.



* ''Manga/FutureDiary'' has a cop, Kurusu (4th), firing a shot at a terrorist, Minene (9th), during the Sakurami Middle School bombing.
* In ''Manga/{{Jormungand}}'', a lasting example occurs for Wilee: A bullet grazed his head during the First Gulf War, leaving a wound where hair didn't grow back in a distinctive rectangular patch. So, he buzzed the other side of his head to match.
* In ''LightNovel/FateZero'', Saber loses a few strands of hair when she limbos under Lancer's spear to dodge a swipe. It's a very minor example, though, since her hairstyle didn't change at all from that.
* In ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' both Starjun and Midora subjected to that, due to having an enormously long hair.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'', when Ban uses Jericho's attack to shave his beard off and then compliments her for being a good hairdresser.
** Played straight in King fight with Guila.

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* ''Manga/FutureDiary'' has a cop, Kurusu (4th), firing a shot at a terrorist, Minene (9th), during Manga/{{Ushio|AndTora}} tries to take out an enemy by tossing the Sakurami Middle School bombing.
spear... but only shaves off a few hairs.
* Sakuya get hers lopped off by a spear in ''VideoGame/{{Utawarerumono}}''.
* In ''Manga/{{Jormungand}}'', a lasting example ''Manga/WildRock'', Emba just barely escapes from the alligator he's trying to save Yuuen from. His [[BraidsOfAction Braid Of Action]] gets snapped clean off in the alligator's jaws.
* A variation
occurs for Wilee: A bullet grazed his head during in the First Gulf War, leaving a second episode of ''Manga/ZombieLoan'': The cleaver that cuts off one of Michiru's braids actually does hit and fatally wound where hair didn't grow back in a distinctive rectangular patch. So, he buzzed her, subverting the other side of his head to match.
* In ''LightNovel/FateZero'', Saber loses a few strands of hair when she limbos under Lancer's spear to dodge a swipe. It's a very minor example, though, since her hairstyle didn't change at all from that.
* In ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' both Starjun
"close call" aspect. But she's later resurrected and Midora subjected to that, due to having an enormously long hair.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'', when Ban uses Jericho's attack to shave his beard
cuts the second one off and then compliments her for being a good hairdresser.
** Played straight in King fight with Guila.
herself.
17th Jan '18 11:17:20 AM NekoHybrid
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** Of course, Goku being a [[HumanAliens Saiyan]], [[HairReboot it's back to normal by the next scene every time]].

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** Of course, Goku being a [[HumanAliens Saiyan]], [[HairReboot it's back to normal by the next scene every time]]. Vegeta explains that "pure-blooded Saiyans have been spared from the grotesquary of hair growth", so it stays the same no matter what.
27th Nov '17 1:28:20 PM MiinU
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*''LightNovel/{{Shimoneta}}'': Kousuri's made a habit of [[ManipulativeBitch pushing other people's buttons]] for her own amusement. But it nearly costs her, in episode 8, when she [[TemptingFate deliberately provokes]] [[CuteAndPsycho Anna's jealousy]] over Tanukichi. Anna retaliates by throwing a carving knife, which narrowly misses Kousuri as it shreds a hole through the right side of her hair.
23rd Feb '17 2:44:01 AM WillyFourEyes
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* Natsuki of ''Anime/MaiHiME'' is angered to find that sword-wielding Mikoto has sheared off part of her hair with her giant claymore during their fight in the first episode. In this case we don't see the actual cut that takes it off, just the aftermath when Natsuki discovers it.
** In a later episode, she does this to Nagi when she attempts to shoot him, but the bullet misses leaves a nasty mark on his hair.
* Shizuru Viola in ''Anime/MaiOtome'' has a sniper's bullet shot through her hair that takes out a spy she's captured (see the main page's image), though the damage is not noticeable by the next time we see her.

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* Natsuki of ''Anime/MaiHiME'' is angered to find that sword-wielding Mikoto has sheared off part of her hair with her [[{{BFS}} giant claymore claymore]] during their fight in the first episode. In this case we don't see the actual cut that takes it off, isn't shown, just the aftermath when Natsuki discovers it.
** In a later episode, she does this to Nagi when she attempts to shoot him, but the bullet misses and leaves a nasty mark on his hair.
* Shizuru Viola in ''Anime/MaiOtome'' has a sniper's bullet shot through her hair that takes out a spy she's captured (see the main page's image), though the damage is not noticeable by the her next time we see her.appearance.



** Another example occurs when Clare rescues [[spoiler:Galatea from Agatha's clutches ? Clare's Windcutter nicks off a bit of Galatea's bangs, prompting Galatea to snark that her rescuer's technique needs refining.]]

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** Another example occurs when Clare rescues [[spoiler:Galatea from Agatha's clutches ? Clare's clutches--Clare's Windcutter nicks off a bit of Galatea's bangs, prompting Galatea to snark that her rescuer's technique needs refining.]]



* In the first episode of ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'' Nagasumi loses a few strands of hair when a dagger hits the wall close to his head. In a later episode, Akeno actually slices the top of his head off.

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* In the first episode of ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'' ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'', Nagasumi loses a few strands of hair when a dagger hits the wall close to his head. In a later episode, Akeno actually slices the top of his head off.



** And Yuki gets another two from [[spoiler:Mikuru]] while filming the movie. Not by baseballs, not by BB pellets, [[spoiler:but by pressurized water balls, which promptly decimates the landscape behind her. AT POINT BLANK RANGE.]]

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** And Yuki gets another two from [[spoiler:Mikuru]] while filming the movie. Not by baseballs, not by BB pellets, [[spoiler:but by pressurized water balls, which promptly decimates the landscape behind her. AT POINT BLANK RANGE.''At point blank range''.]]



* Played perfectly straight in ''Anime/DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries'' when Trish and Lady fight in the church. Trish fires on a temporarily helpless Lady, who feels no wound and pats herself down, to find strands of hair on her shoulder. "You BITCH you shot my hair!" and the fight turns to fisticuffs.

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* Played perfectly straight in ''Anime/DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries'' when Trish and Lady fight in the church. Trish fires on a temporarily helpless Lady, who feels no wound and pats herself down, to find strands of hair on her shoulder. "You BITCH you ''bitch''! You shot my hair!" and the fight turns to fisticuffs.



* In ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'', Lina gets a magic suppressing tiara latched onto her head to prevent her from using magic or suffer a nasty shock. After she and Gourry escaped from their cell, Gourry finds their weapons, and without hesitation, tosses Lina up and ''slices'' at her face with his sword as she fell. It took of a small strand of hair, but ultimately sliced off the tiara from her head. Due to the pain, she repays him by bashing him over the head [[BreakingTheFourthWall WITH HER OWN SWEATDROP]].

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* In ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'', Lina gets a magic suppressing tiara latched onto her head to prevent her from using magic or suffer a nasty shock. After she and Gourry escaped from their cell, Gourry finds their weapons, and without hesitation, tosses Lina up and ''slices'' at her face with his sword as she fell. It took of a small strand of hair, but ultimately sliced off the tiara from her head. Due to the pain, she repays him by bashing him over the head [[BreakingTheFourthWall WITH HER OWN SWEATDROP]].''[[BreakingTheFourthWall with her own sweatdrop]]''.



* ''[[PlayedForLaughs Played for laughs ]]'' in ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'', when Ban uses Jericho's attack to shave his beard off and then compliments her for being a good hairdresser.

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* ''[[PlayedForLaughs Played for laughs ]]'' PlayedForLaughs in ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'', when Ban uses Jericho's attack to shave his beard off and then compliments her for being a good hairdresser.
19th Dec '16 7:11:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* During one of Teresa's fights in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' a few strands of her hair are seen blowing after her when Ilena attempts to attack her. However, this isn't so much hint that she's losing her composure (quite the opposite) but to show that she's [[BadAss just that good]] and they can't even touch her.

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* During one of Teresa's fights in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' a few strands of her hair are seen blowing after her when Ilena attempts to attack her. However, this isn't so much hint that she's losing her composure (quite the opposite) but to show that she's [[BadAss just that good]] good and they can't even touch her.
18th Dec '16 11:52:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', a few strands of Tamahome's hair are severed (in addition to him getting a slash across the cheek) while saving Miaka from thugs, just to show how {{badass}} he is. Note that this happened before [[spoiler:his fight with Suboshi, resulting in his ImportantHaircut.]]

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* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', a few strands of Tamahome's hair are severed (in addition to him getting a slash across the cheek) while saving Miaka from thugs, just to show how {{badass}} badass he is. Note that this happened before [[spoiler:his fight with Suboshi, resulting in his ImportantHaircut.]]
30th Sep '16 11:22:18 PM ultimomant
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** It appeared as though [[spoiler: Tsukishima]] had sliced off some of [[spoiler: Orihime]]'s hair when he cut her [[spoiler: until it turned out [[BrainwashedAndCrazy he'd done something else]] instead. She fixed up the hair damage with her powers]]. He ''did'', however, slice off some of [[spoiler: Riruka]]'s hair when [[TakingThebullet she blocked his attack]] of [[spoiler: Ichigo]] during his [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown]] triggered by [[spoiler: Ginjou's death.]] In addition, thiss time he also [[spoiler: cut quite a bit of her shoulder off, and she had to be healed by Orihime]].

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** It appeared as though [[spoiler: Tsukishima]] had sliced off some of [[spoiler: Orihime]]'s hair when he cut her [[spoiler: until it turned out [[BrainwashedAndCrazy he'd done something else]] instead. She fixed up the hair damage with her powers]]. He ''did'', however, slice off some of [[spoiler: Riruka]]'s hair when [[TakingThebullet she blocked his attack]] of [[spoiler: Ichigo]] during his [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown]] triggered by [[spoiler: Ginjou's death.]] In addition, thiss this time he also [[spoiler: cut quite a bit of her shoulder off, and she had to be healed by Orihime]].



* ''[[PlayedForLaughs Played for laughs ]]'' in "Manga/{{SevenDeadlySins}}", when Ban uses Jericho's attack to shave his beard off and then compliments her for being a good hairdresser.

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* ''[[PlayedForLaughs Played for laughs ]]'' in "Manga/{{SevenDeadlySins}}", ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'', when Ban uses Jericho's attack to shave his beard off and then compliments her for being a good hairdresser.
28th Jul '16 11:09:28 PM Gamermaster
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** This is later referenced in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' with Signum as a MythologyGag.

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** This is later referenced in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' with Signum as a MythologyGag.
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