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27th Sep '16 11:25:24 PM Tron80
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* Fëanor in TheSilmarillion. And his seven sons with the possible exception of Maglor.

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* Fëanor in TheSilmarillion. And his ''Literature/-TheSilmarillion'':
** Feanor is an angry, self-centered, murderous jerkass with absolutely no restrain or self-control. He has been known to hate people because they approved of an idiom shift he detested.
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seven sons with (with the possible exception of Maglor.Maglor) take after him. They get a very short fuse.
27th Sep '16 11:16:26 PM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/GhostsOfEvangelion'': Asuka had a very short fuse after Third Impact, and she often snapped and said things she didn't mean and eventually regretted. However her temper improves once she becomes an adult woman.
26th Sep '16 12:24:46 PM DeathsApprentice
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** Buttercup has an extremely short temper, and it really doesn't take much to piss her off.
21st Sep '16 6:28:28 AM morane
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** This is ''strongly'' in contradiction with the usual perceived image of samurai as cultured warriors with immense self control.


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* Fëanor in TheSilmarillion. And his seven sons with the possible exception of Maglor.
14th Sep '16 4:53:10 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* Don Logan from ''Film/SexyBeast'' is described by actor Ben Kingsley as the unhappiest man in the world, Logan is clearly hated even by his friends and colleagues. Upon arriving in Spain, he is given a cold and awkward reception by his old friends, who are clearly terrified of him. Once they go against his wishes, however, he launches into a nearly unending tirade of abuse and self-pity, painting their every action is a personal affront to him. After he [[spoiler:is ultimately killed, his boss doesn't even bother taking revenge for the murder, since he didn't like him]].

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* Don Logan from ''Film/SexyBeast'' is described by actor Ben Kingsley Creator/BenKingsley as the unhappiest man in the world, Logan is clearly hated even by his friends and colleagues. Upon arriving in Spain, he is given a cold and awkward reception by his old friends, who are clearly terrified of him. Once they go against his wishes, however, he launches into a nearly unending tirade of abuse and self-pity, painting their every action is a personal affront to him. After he [[spoiler:is ultimately killed, his boss doesn't even bother taking revenge for the murder, since he didn't like him]].



* Walter Sobchak (John Goodman) in ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' is an unbalanced ex-Vietnam soldier with serious rage issues who will pull a gun over a bowling league dispute.

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* Walter Sobchak (John Goodman) (Creator/JohnGoodman) in ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' is an unbalanced ex-Vietnam soldier with serious rage issues who will pull a gun over a bowling league dispute.



* Harvey Keitel as Feraud in ''Film/TheDuelists''.

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* Harvey Keitel Creator/HarveyKeitel as Feraud in ''Film/TheDuelists''.
12th Sep '16 11:34:45 PM Tron80
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* Superboy-Prime, while a moron, is terrifying because he ''will'' fly off the handle and start trying to destroy everything in sight at the slightest provocation. The reason this is terrifying is because he's as strong as Silver Age Franchise/{{Superman}}''''.
* ''Comicbook/{{New 52}}'' ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' was very irritable and snappy due to months of being manipulated, abused and betrayed in addition to be an orphan of a dead world. Her temper got worse, to the point she eventually became a rage-powered [[Franchise/GreenLantern Red Lantern]] in the ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' story arc. During her RL stint, she barely could control her anger, and she often blew up with no reason or provocation and regretted her outbursts afterwards. Paradoxically, that situation taught her how to keep her temper under control.

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* As seen in ''Comicbook/InfiniteCrisis'', Superboy-Prime, while a moron, is terrifying because he ''will'' fly off the handle and start trying to destroy everything in sight at the slightest provocation. The reason this is terrifying is because he's as strong as Silver Age Franchise/{{Superman}}''''.
* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'':
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''Comicbook/{{New 52}}'' ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' was very irritable and snappy due to months of being manipulated, abused and betrayed in addition to be an orphan of a dead world. Her temper got worse, to the point she eventually became a rage-powered [[Franchise/GreenLantern Red Lantern]] in the ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' story arc. During her RL stint, she barely could control her anger, and she often blew up with no reason or provocation and regretted her outbursts afterwards. Paradoxically, that situation taught her how to keep her temper under control.control.
** In ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'', ''Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}'' is pretty short-tempered and snappy, although [[TranquilFury she usually keeps calm when someone is trying her patience]].
31st Aug '16 3:38:21 PM scaredinmate#94
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** Come the fifth installment of the series and we now have Mr Trevor Phillips. Who makes the three previous examples look like a pair of ''droopy eyed armless children'' by comparison.

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** Come the fifth installment of the series and we now have Mr Trevor Phillips. Who makes the three previous examples look like a pair of ''droopy eyed armless children'' ''harmless girlscoats'' by comparison.comparison. In fact his rampage missions ''intentionally'' invoke this trope by having him go on a massive killing spree as a result of being provoked by some ''very'' minor insults. (Whether it be mocking his Canadian heritage or just looking at him the wrong way.)
24th Aug '16 10:37:01 PM Dravencour
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Sometimes, the character is this way because they're generally irritable and misanthropic -- they don't really like anyone they deal with. Sometimes the character is suffering from [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intermittent_explosive_disorder Intermittent Explosive Disorder]]. And sometimes, the character with the Hair Trigger Temper is trying to pick a fight or intimidate or abuse someone. With the latter scenario, it doesn't really matter what you do or don't say to them -- they will use it as an excuse to go off on you and make your life hell, essentially doing a verbal version of WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou -- behaving badly and then pinning the blame on the person being attacked. If someone tougher or higher ranked than them tells them to knock it off, they probably will, at least for the moment.

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Sometimes, the character is this way because they're generally irritable and misanthropic -- they don't really like anyone they deal with. Sometimes the character is suffering from [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intermittent_explosive_disorder Intermittent Explosive Disorder]]. And sometimes, the character with the Hair Trigger Temper is trying to pick a fight or intimidate or abuse someone. With the latter scenario, it doesn't really matter what you do or don't say to them -- they will use it as an excuse to go off on you and make your life hell, essentially doing a verbal version of WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou -- behaving badly and then pinning the blame on the person being attacked. These kinds of people are generally called [[TheBully bullies]]. If someone tougher or higher ranked than them tells them to knock it off, they probably will, at least for the moment.
22nd Aug '16 12:00:06 AM BattleMaster
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* TheIncredibleHulk[='=]s entire existence basically hinges on this concept, and even if you do manage to get him to a calm state, he often assumes that someone is stealth insulting him or trying to tell him what to do, which either causes him to leave in a huff or just attempt to smash your ass.

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* TheIncredibleHulk[='=]s entire existence basically hinges on this concept, and even if you do manage to get him to a calm state, he often assumes that someone is stealth insulting him or trying to tell him what to do, which either causes him to leave in a huff or just attempt to smash your ass. Or some dumbass will come along and [[InterruptedCooldownHug provoke him again]].
13th Aug '16 11:51:01 AM nombretomado
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* [[TricksterMentor Cross Marian]] of ''DGrayMan'' may fit somewhat. It seems he can be very cool and composed if need be. But there are times when he's prone to showing a bit of a violent temper. Such as him having to nurse Allen back to health. Allen is unresponsive, thus Cross has to cook for him, feed him, and do his laundry. Cross' response to Allen not eating is kicking in a table and creaming. He washes the laundry with his feet, and stomps hard enough to crack the wash tub. Ba Ba tries to warn him, but Cross ignores him and continues stomping. He gets furious with Allen in a back-story novel, D.Gray-Man Reverse, and in response to his rage he punches Allen in the face, and pulls his gun on him. Tim hits him to stop him from shooting. He has an important meeting with Allen, and drops some very distressing news on him. Allen is frozen in shock for a minute, and Cross, frustrated at Allen's unresponsiveness, responds by slapping him hard enough to knock him to the floor. Later in the meeting, Allen becomes angered by Cross' parting words. He tries to get Cross to wait, then resorts to throwing Tim and hitting him. Cross seethes in anger, then goes to attack Allen, with a Crow guard holding him back.

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* [[TricksterMentor Cross Marian]] of ''DGrayMan'' ''Manga/DGrayMan'' may fit somewhat. It seems he can be very cool and composed if need be. But there are times when he's prone to showing a bit of a violent temper. Such as him having to nurse Allen back to health. Allen is unresponsive, thus Cross has to cook for him, feed him, and do his laundry. Cross' response to Allen not eating is kicking in a table and creaming. He washes the laundry with his feet, and stomps hard enough to crack the wash tub. Ba Ba tries to warn him, but Cross ignores him and continues stomping. He gets furious with Allen in a back-story novel, D.Gray-Man Reverse, and in response to his rage he punches Allen in the face, and pulls his gun on him. Tim hits him to stop him from shooting. He has an important meeting with Allen, and drops some very distressing news on him. Allen is frozen in shock for a minute, and Cross, frustrated at Allen's unresponsiveness, responds by slapping him hard enough to knock him to the floor. Later in the meeting, Allen becomes angered by Cross' parting words. He tries to get Cross to wait, then resorts to throwing Tim and hitting him. Cross seethes in anger, then goes to attack Allen, with a Crow guard holding him back.
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