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6th Nov '16 5:27:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* Dr. Janice Lester, a villain-of-the-week from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' was one of these. She quickly went insane when put in command of a ship, and broke down sobbing into her male assistant's arms at the end of the episode. She was also, at one point explicitly described as "red-faced with hysteria."

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'':
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Dr. Janice Lester, a villain-of-the-week from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' was ,was one of these. She quickly went insane when put in command of a ship, and broke down sobbing into her male assistant's arms at the end of the episode. She was also, at one point explicitly described as "red-faced with hysteria."
31st May '16 10:40:14 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Janet Fielding's Tegan in ''Series/DoctorWho'' Series 18 and 19. She eventually calmed down, but was still argumentative and prone to panicking. Even Fielding complained she was less a character and more a collection of tics and whinging -- apparently the showrunner, JohnNathanTurner, was opposed to character development as it hurt the marketability of his creations.

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* Janet Fielding's Tegan in ''Series/DoctorWho'' Series 18 and 19. She eventually calmed down, but was still argumentative and prone to panicking. Even Fielding complained she was less a character and more a collection of tics and whinging -- apparently the showrunner, JohnNathanTurner, Creator/JohnNathanTurner, was opposed to character development as it hurt the marketability of his creations.
20th Apr '16 7:50:37 AM JackG
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* ''Film/HighPlainsDrifter''. Callie Travers, the town prostitute, is understandably pissed off about being raped by the Stranger in broad daylight and tries to incite the cowardly townspeople to stand up to him. When her complains are dismissed as hysteria, she sarcastically reminds the man who said this (implied to be a client) that "I can remember some hysterics one night not too long ago."

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* ''Film/HighPlainsDrifter''. Callie Travers, the town prostitute, is understandably pissed off about being raped by the Stranger in broad daylight and tries to incite the cowardly townspeople to stand up to him. him. When her complains are dismissed as hysteria, she sarcastically reminds the man who said this (implied to be a client) that "I can remember some hysterics one night not too long ago."
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20th Apr '16 7:42:55 AM JackG
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* ''Film/HighPlainsDrifter''. Callie Travers, the town prostitute, is understandably pissed off about being raped by the Stranger in broad daylight and tries to incite the cowardly townspeople to stand up to him. When her complains are dismissed as hysteria, she sarcastically reminds the man who said this (implied to be a client) that "I can remember some hysterics one night not too long ago."
30th Jan '16 3:07:05 PM eroock
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->''I have heard that hysterical women say''

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->''Of poets that are always [[HaveAGayOldTime gay]].''

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->''Of poets that are always [[HaveAGayOldTime gay]].''"''
4th Jan '16 8:57:32 PM Whistler
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** Michael was catatonic for a period of time until stern (vaguely threatening) words snap him back to reality. He simply freaked out in a different way.
22nd Dec '15 11:27:08 AM R1ck
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Not to worry. Such hysteria is easily cured with a good slap in the butt and a laugh.

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Not to worry. Such hysteria is easily cured with a good slap in on the butt and a laugh.
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2nd Oct '15 4:46:14 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ThePaleKing'', Toni Ware [[WeNeedADistraction pretends to be one]] in her final scene, InelegantBlubbering and all.

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* In ''ThePaleKing'', ''Literature/ThePaleKing'', Toni Ware [[WeNeedADistraction pretends to be one]] in her final scene, InelegantBlubbering and all.
1st Oct '15 10:48:23 PM SheldonDinkleburg
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This trope is also why lead characters in horror movies tend to be female, although given the nature of the genre, they tend to be more sympathetic, being ProperlyParanoid while the men who denigrate them for being emotional are portrayed as either TooDumbToLive, [[YouHaveToBelieveMe obstructively condescending]], or outright antagonistic. She's called the FinalGirl for a reason, after all.

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This trope is also why lead characters in horror movies tend to be female, although given the nature of the genre, they tend to be many such characters are portrayed more sympathetic, sympathetically, being ProperlyParanoid while the men who denigrate them for being emotional are portrayed as either TooDumbToLive, [[YouHaveToBelieveMe obstructively condescending]], or outright antagonistic. She's called the FinalGirl for a reason, after all.
1st Oct '15 10:46:53 PM SheldonDinkleburg
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This trope is also why lead characters in horror movies tend to be female, although given the nature of the genre, they tend to be more sympathetic, being ProperlyParanoid while the men who denigrate them for being emotional are portrayed as either TooDumbToLive, [[ObliviouslyEvil obstructively condescending]], or outright antagonistic. She's called the FinalGirl for a reason, after all.

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This trope is also why lead characters in horror movies tend to be female, although given the nature of the genre, they tend to be more sympathetic, being ProperlyParanoid while the men who denigrate them for being emotional are portrayed as either TooDumbToLive, [[ObliviouslyEvil [[YouHaveToBelieveMe obstructively condescending]], or outright antagonistic. She's called the FinalGirl for a reason, after all.
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