History Main / HairTriggertemper

21st Apr '17 10:56:23 AM Monolaf317
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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. Characters with a NapoleonComplex are usually known for having a Hair-Trigger Temper.

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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]]. Sometimes (female-exclusive) they might just have [[AllPeriodsArePMS a bad case of PMS]]. 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. Characters with a NapoleonComplex are usually known for having a Hair-Trigger Temper.
19th Apr '17 9:09:57 PM Monolaf317
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* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'': [[HeroicComedicSociopath Brittnay]] [[{{Tsundere}} Matthews]] is this trope embodied. So is [[{{Workaholic}} Mackenzie Zales's mother]]. The former ''only'' holds back against genuinely nice people.



* In Creator/SamAndMickey's videos, Barbie can get angered pretty easily.

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* In Creator/SamAndMickey's videos, Barbie {{Barbie}} can get angered pretty easily.
17th Apr '17 4:25:34 PM Derkhan
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* In ''Literature/TheSorcererOfTheWildeeps'', Captain likes to affect to have a hair-trigger temper. When Serush dares to protest his taking a break from unloading wares, Isa whips around and flings a barrel in his general direction -- [[SuperStrength upwards, towards a balcony]].
31st Mar '17 4:01:32 AM Doug86
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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]].

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* TheIncredibleHulk[='=]s The ''Comicbook/IncredibleHulk[='=]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]].



%% * In the German comic ''ComicBook/{{Werner}}'': The "Präsi" (president) of the local biker club.

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%% * In the German comic ''ComicBook/{{Werner}}'': The "Präsi" (president) of the local biker club.



* ''Fanfic/{{HERZ}}'': After the Angel War, volatile Asuka’s temper got worst. For several years she was constantly angry, moody or bitter, and prone to explode when something triggered her anger. At the start of the story she has managed to control her temper –and she regrets some of her past explosions of wrath-, but she still has a short fuse.

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* ''Fanfic/{{HERZ}}'': After the Angel War, volatile Asuka’s temper got worst. For several years she was constantly angry, moody or bitter, and prone to explode when something triggered her anger. At the start of the story she has managed to control her temper –and –and she regrets some of her past explosions of wrath-, but she still has a short fuse.



* Amon Göth in ''Film/SchindlersList''. TruthInTelevision.

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* Amon Göth in ''Film/SchindlersList''. TruthInTelevision.



* ''TheBigBangTheory'': Parodied and discussed in an early episode. When Raj and Howard find out that Sheldon is moving out of his and Leonard's apartment, Raj and Howard think that Leonard did something to provoke him and list off possible reasons for this; the list is a string of minor pet peeves that are either easily correctable or wouldn't be problematic for a normal person. The last guess is [[BreadEggsMilkSquick making fun of trains]].

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* ''TheBigBangTheory'': ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': Parodied and discussed in an early episode. When Raj and Howard find out that Sheldon is moving out of his and Leonard's apartment, Raj and Howard think that Leonard did something to provoke him and list off possible reasons for this; the list is a string of minor pet peeves that are either easily correctable or wouldn't be problematic for a normal person. The last guess is [[BreadEggsMilkSquick making fun of trains]].



* ''[[Series/CmonMidffild C'Mon Midffîld]]'' has Mr Arthur Picton, who is like this to almost everyone, but ''especially'' with the foolish [[BumblingSidekick Wali Tomos]]. His reaction to almost everything Wali suggests is "[[BigWhat BE!?]]".

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* ''[[Series/CmonMidffild C'Mon Midffîld]]'' has Mr Arthur Picton, who is like this to almost everyone, but ''especially'' with the foolish [[BumblingSidekick Wali Tomos]]. His reaction to almost everything Wali suggests is "[[BigWhat BE!?]]".



* In the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' game series, there is a Fighting-type pig monkey Pokémon called Primeape. The species as a whole will lose their temper as a response to ''anything'' and will chase the cause of their anger until they catch it and ''beat it bloody.''

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* In the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' game series, there is a Fighting-type pig monkey Pokémon called Primeape. The species as a whole will lose their temper as a response to ''anything'' and will chase the cause of their anger until they catch it and ''beat it bloody.''
16th Mar '17 2:03:45 PM Kakai
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* Janus from ''Literature/TheShadowCampaigns''. Marcus notes that his most frightening quality is that he can be perfectly affable one second and then turn absolutely furious without warning, and you can never know what will set him off.
11th Mar '17 11:20:55 AM gjjones
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* Heiwajima Shizuo of ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' has a hair-trigger temper and [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower monstrous strength]] to go along with it. However, he's aware and ashamed of his violent habits and wants to get "strong enough" to keep a lid on them.

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* Shizuo Heiwajima Shizuo of ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' has a hair-trigger temper and [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower monstrous strength]] to go along with it. However, he's aware and ashamed of his violent habits and wants to get "strong enough" to keep a lid on them.
6th Mar '17 7:24:08 PM nombretomado
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* There is ''absolutely no way'' of knowing whether saying something to Comicbook/TheJoker will result in him laughing or killing you, horribly and violently. Or doing both. You're on slightly safer ground with MarxBrothers quotes.

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* There is ''absolutely no way'' of knowing whether saying something to Comicbook/TheJoker will result in him laughing or killing you, horribly and violently. Or doing both. You're on slightly safer ground with MarxBrothers Creator/MarxBrothers quotes.
6th Mar '17 4:32:33 AM Tenma-Yuuki
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* American-Jewish mobster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel was infamous for his complete lack of self-control and losing his temper at the slightest disturbance. His nickname ''bugsy'', based on the slang term "bugs", meaning "crazy", was given to him by the media, who used it to describe his vicious temper. And no, the man did not take kindly to being called by this nickname.

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* American-Jewish mobster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel was infamous for his complete lack of self-control and losing his temper at the slightest disturbance. His nickname ''bugsy'', based on the slang term "bugs", meaning "crazy", was given to him by the media, who used it to describe his vicious temper. [[EmbarrassingNickname And no, the man did not take kindly to being called by this nickname.nickname]].
27th Feb '17 5:34:43 AM tropower
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* ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} lampshades this in one comic strip by saying that, among other things, he has a "lightning quick temper".
25th Feb '17 7:37:36 PM nombretomado
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** The real Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro show up in one episode and beat their impersonators senseless, and FrankSinatra (not the real one) had his bodyguards give Joe a good working over.

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** The real Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro show up in one episode and beat their impersonators senseless, and FrankSinatra Music/FrankSinatra (not the real one) had his bodyguards give Joe a good working over.
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