History Main / HairTriggertemper

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.
6th Aug '16 9:47:44 AM 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.
5th Aug '16 4:31:55 AM whereismytea
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* In ''Anime/{{Endride}}'', Ibelda is quick to take offense, even among comrades. [[spoiler:He quickly evolves into an AxeCrazy BloodKnight as time goes on, slaughtering his teammates and his employer, the King.]]
31st Jul '16 1:48:14 PM Morgenthaler
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* Francis Begbie from ''Film/{{Trainspotting}}''. He picks fights for disturbingly minor provocations, including one incident where he blamed a man eating chips of spoiling his pool shot. However, Begbie also intentionally provokes fights for no other reason than that he's addicted to violence and mayhem. In the book, Begbie is described as a large and imposing man, but director Creator/DannyBoyle decided to imply a NapoleonComplex by casting the fairly short RobertCarlyle.

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* Francis Begbie from ''Film/{{Trainspotting}}''. He picks fights for disturbingly minor provocations, including one incident where he blamed a man eating chips of spoiling his pool shot. However, Begbie also intentionally provokes fights for no other reason than that he's addicted to violence and mayhem. In the book, Begbie is described as a large and imposing man, but director Creator/DannyBoyle decided to imply a NapoleonComplex by casting the fairly short RobertCarlyle.Creator/RobertCarlyle.
21st Jul '16 1:58:11 AM 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 [[PhysicalGod Silver Age Superman]].

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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 [[PhysicalGod Silver Age Superman]].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.
7th Jul '16 9:17:21 AM gewunomox
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* Pete Townshend was known for frequent and intense bouts of anger when recording with TheWho, which fortunately receded just quickly enough to keep everyone from hating him (he was a perfectionist).

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* Pete Townshend was known for frequent and intense bouts of anger when recording with TheWho, Music/TheWho, which fortunately receded just quickly enough to keep everyone from hating him (he was a perfectionist).
19th Jun '16 5:54:03 AM Unmenow2003
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* ''VideoGame/TomodachiLife'''s babies can go from as happy as can be to absolutely miserable the instant you decide to return to the main island overview.

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* ''VideoGame/TomodachiLife'''s babies can go from as happy as can be to absolutely miserable the instant you decide to return to the main island overview. Adult Miis are also easily angtered (sometimes with ''flames'' coming out of their heads and heavy metal playing.)


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* ''Website/GoAnimate'':
** The cops. Literally, they will arrest anybody if you so much as touch litter, or even [[FelonyMisdemeanor ''walk up to it'']]. And if you're arrested by them, it's ALWAYS prison, no matter what the heck crime you committed. Do anything, and they will [[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 unleash their]] [[MemeticMutation rage]].
** WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}} and [[AbusiveParents Boris]] too, especially under Isaac Anderson (especially Caillou) or OfficerPoop247 (especially Boris). They both also crossover with AxCrazy (and often TheSociopath). Dora's parents qualify as well, crossing with AbusiveParents, often telling to her face that they wish she was never born/call her derogatory or obscene names.
*** Heck, almost ANY troublemaker/their parents have one, but Caillou and Boris are still the most prominent examples. Their parents sometimes ''outright kill'' their kid.
** If it's Matt the GoAnimator, and the troublemaker is WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}, expect a foul-mouthed scumbag with a nasty temper.
12th Jun '16 8:23:50 PM ironballs16
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** [[TropeCodifier The biggest inspiration for the trope]] is Tommy [=DeVito=] from ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}'', who has a vicious temper borne from a [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex need to prove he's the world's biggest badass]], and can snap at the slightest provocation. His usual recourse against an insult to his person is to murder the offender, regardless of whether they are a lowly busboy or a mob boss. His instability ultimately causes problems for him later in his career. Interestingly, [=DeVito=] is very aware of his reputation. In one scene, he feigns offense at a harmless compliment to toy with his friends. The hardened gangsters not only believe that his rage is real, but they're terrified of him. [[spoiler:Tommy's temper and instability eventually get him killed when he kills a made man, which you do NOT do in the mob without a sitdown and an okay from the boss]].

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** [[TropeCodifier The biggest inspiration for the trope]] is Tommy [=DeVito=] from ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}'', who has a vicious temper borne from a [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex need to prove he's the world's biggest badass]], and can snap at the slightest provocation. His usual recourse against an insult to his person is to murder the offender, regardless of whether they are a lowly busboy or a mob boss. His instability ultimately causes problems for him later in his career. Interestingly, [=DeVito=] is very aware of his reputation. In one scene, he h[[https://youtu.be/E84VqqCPI7w?t=56s e feigns offense at a harmless compliment compliment]] to [[ItAmusedMe toy with his friends.friends]]. The hardened gangsters not only believe that his rage is real, but they're terrified of him. [[spoiler:Tommy's temper and instability eventually get him killed when he kills a made man, which you do NOT do in the mob without a sitdown and an okay from the boss]].
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