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21st Feb '18 12:10:51 PM nombretomado
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** Rumplestiltskin/Gold cuts his off in season 6 after having had the same haircut for several centuries. His reasons in the show are a bit unclear, probably because his actor RobertCarlyle had to cut it all off for Trainspotting 2 and the OUAT writers had to come up with a reason why.

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** Rumplestiltskin/Gold cuts his off in season 6 after having had the same haircut for several centuries. His reasons in the show are a bit unclear, probably because his actor RobertCarlyle Creator/RobertCarlyle had to cut it all off for Trainspotting 2 and the OUAT writers had to come up with a reason why.
19th Feb '18 11:57:58 AM Gosicrystal
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', [[WhiteMagicianGirl Princess Garnet]] goes into a period of mourning after her coronation as Queen of Alexandria is interrupted by an invasive attack by the BigBad -- a piece of unfinished business she left hanging when she went home to assume the throne. Eventually, she learns to put the incident, and her [[ItsAllMyFault sense of shame over it]], behind her. As an expression of her newfound devotion to give her all to finding and stopping the BigBad, for her people and for every kingdom in the world, she borrows one of [[TheHero Zidane's]] daggers -- which have a previously established significance in her sense of identity[[note]]Many fans of Final Fantasy remember her more as her alias "Dagger", which she adopts after the "abduction".[[/note]] - and uses it to give herself an Important Haircut.
** In a slight twist, her hair has grown back to its original length by the end of the game, although the symbolic weight of the Important Haircut doesn't seem to be diminished by it.

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', [[WhiteMagicianGirl Princess Garnet]] goes into a period of mourning after her coronation as Queen of Alexandria is interrupted by an invasive attack by the BigBad -- a piece of unfinished business she left hanging when she went home to assume the throne. Eventually, she learns to put the incident, and her [[ItsAllMyFault sense of shame over it]], behind her. As an expression of her newfound devotion to give her all to finding and stopping the BigBad, for her people and for every kingdom in the world, she borrows one of [[TheHero Zidane's]] daggers -- which have a previously established significance in her sense of identity[[note]]Many fans of Final Fantasy remember her more as her alias "Dagger", which she adopts after the "abduction".[[/note]] - and uses it to give herself an Important Haircut.
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Haircut. In a slight twist, her hair has grown back to its original length by the end of the game, although the symbolic weight of the Important Haircut doesn't seem to be diminished by it.
17th Feb '18 10:23:08 PM nombretomado
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* {{Rachel Maddow}} was once a closeted teenager with [[http://snakkle.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/rachel-maddow-yearbook-high-school-young-red-carpet-photo-GC.jpg long blonde hair]]; she went to college and came out as a lesbian, got a Rhodes Scholarship and shaved off dyed [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue hair]] as part of a [[http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2044/4518427131_99f1c4cc72_z.jpg bet]]; her hair grew back a [[http://i.huffpost.com/gen/777147/thumbs/o-RACHEL-MADDOW-570.jpg?6 little]] before ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' came out, then she got a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBfpV6Nga5k short, sensible haircut]] that would make 90s cartoon moms cream; now [[http://bandofthebes.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341cc27e53ef01630361c53e970d-580wi she has short brown hair]].

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* {{Rachel Maddow}} [[Series/TheRachelMaddowShow Rachel Maddow]] was once a closeted teenager with [[http://snakkle.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/rachel-maddow-yearbook-high-school-young-red-carpet-photo-GC.jpg long blonde hair]]; she went to college and came out as a lesbian, got a Rhodes Scholarship and shaved off dyed [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue hair]] as part of a [[http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2044/4518427131_99f1c4cc72_z.jpg bet]]; her hair grew back a [[http://i.huffpost.com/gen/777147/thumbs/o-RACHEL-MADDOW-570.jpg?6 little]] before ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' came out, then she got a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBfpV6Nga5k short, sensible haircut]] that would make 90s cartoon moms cream; now [[http://bandofthebes.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341cc27e53ef01630361c53e970d-580wi she has short brown hair]].
16th Feb '18 7:48:10 AM Piterpicher
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* Tommy Oliver premiered in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' with a mullet, as was the style in the early '90s in which it was aired. When Tommy returned in Season 2, he'd grown it out into a full ponytail, and kept it as such through the rest of his tenure through ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo''. When he came back for the [[MilestoneCelebration tenth anniversary special]] ''[[PowerRangersWildForce Forever Red]]'' (and two years later in ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'') he'd cut it ''much'' shorter and wore it spiked upward, to show how he'd matured out of his teen-phase and into the role of a leader.

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* Tommy Oliver premiered in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' with a mullet, as was the style in the early '90s in which it was aired. When Tommy returned in Season 2, he'd grown it out into a full ponytail, and kept it as such through the rest of his tenure through ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo''. When he came back for the [[MilestoneCelebration tenth anniversary special]] ''[[PowerRangersWildForce ''[[Series/PowerRangersWildForce Forever Red]]'' (and two years later in ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'') he'd cut it ''much'' shorter and wore it spiked upward, to show how he'd matured out of his teen-phase and into the role of a leader.
24th Jan '18 6:03:36 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 Gundam F91]], the LadyOfWar Cecily Fairchild cut her OjouRinglets much shorter after she returns to the Ronah clan, and did not grow it back until later on.

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* In In [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 Gundam F91]], the LadyOfWar Cecily Fairchild cut her OjouRinglets much shorter after she returns to the Ronah clan, and did not grow it back until later on.



** A weird retroactive version of this trope occurs between ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem 6 and 7]]'' with Karel. In 6, he has short hair and deeply regrets the way he used to act. In the prequel, 7, he's a BloodKnight with [[RapunzelHair hair down to his waist.]]
** A conditional example appears in Fire Emblem: Gaiden. Should her lover Zeke fall in battle, the priestess Teeta will cut her hair short as a means of expressing her overwhelming grief.

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** A weird retroactive version of this trope occurs between ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem 6 and 7]]'' with Karel. In 6, ''Bindin Blade'', he has short hair and deeply regrets the way he used to act. In the prequel, 7, ''Blazing Blade'', he's a BloodKnight with [[RapunzelHair hair down to his waist.]]
** A conditional example appears in Fire Emblem: Gaiden. ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden'': Should her lover Zeke fall in battle, the priestess Teeta Tatiana will cut her hair RapunzelHair short as a means of expressing her overwhelming grief.grief. In the remake, ''Echoes: Shadows of Valentia'', Tatiana does ''not'' cut her hair but instead locks herself in a monastery for a while.
24th Jan '18 6:01:37 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Akane Tendo in an early episode of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. Notable in that [[TraumaticHaircut she didn't actually have a choice]] [[CloseCallHaircut in the matter]], but then decides to ask Kasumi to get it more or less cleaned up, ''not'' growing it back. That's because she grew it long originally to attract [[PrecociousCrush her first crush]], Dr. Tofu, but by that time she gets over her love for him. In the Anime and Manga it was Ryoga who accidentally chopped Akane's hair when she was caught in the crossfire between a fight with him and Ranma, (she blames Ranma since she got in the mess to try helping him anyway,) in the live action special it was one of the gang members who did it with a sickle.

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* Akane Tendo in an early episode of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. Notable in that [[TraumaticHaircut she didn't actually have a choice]] [[CloseCallHaircut in the matter]], but then decides to ask her bis sister Kasumi to get it more or less cleaned up, up and, from then on, chose to ''not'' growing grow it back. That's because she grew it long originally to attract [[PrecociousCrush her first crush]], Dr. Tofu, but by that time she gets over her love for him. In the Anime and Manga it was Ryoga who accidentally chopped Akane's hair when she was caught in the crossfire between a fight with him and Ranma, (she she blames Ranma too since she got in the mess to try helping him anyway,) anyway; in the live action special special, it was one of the gang members who did it with a sickle.



** Perhaps a deconstruction in Hanamichi's case, given that he gets endlessly mocked for his new haircut. Also Rukawa had previously told him that assuming all the blame for the loss was actually very arrogant of him (of course, being Rukawa, he did it too), making the haircut just another of Hanamichi's over-the-top reactions in the eyes of the readers, rather than an important moment of character development.

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** Perhaps a deconstruction in Hanamichi's case, given that he gets endlessly mocked for his new haircut. Also Rukawa had previously told him that assuming all the blame for the loss was actually very arrogant of him (of course, being Rukawa, he did it too), making the haircut just another of Hanamichi's over-the-top reactions in the eyes of the readers, rather than an important moment of character development. Though Hanamichi eventually [[CharacterDevelopment becomes even more serious about basketball than before]], so the trope can be seen as PlayedStraight with some time.



* In ''Manga/DNA2'', Ami's best friend Kotomi Takanashi keeps at first her hair in pigtails. Later, she cuts it into a pageboy style.

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* In ''Manga/DNA2'', Ami's best friend Kotomi Takanashi keeps at first her hair in pigtails. Later, she GirlishPigtails. She cuts it into a pageboy style.style when she assumes that she has feelings for Junta.



** Louise Halevy got one when [[spoiler: she [[TookALevelInBadass evolved]] from BrattyTeenageDaughter to sociopathic DarkActionGirl. Once the series is over, though, she lets it grow again,]]
*** Likewise, LadyOfWar Cecily Fairchild ([[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 Gundam F91]]) cut her OjouRinglets much shorter after she returns to the Ronah clan, and did not grow it back until later on.

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** Louise Halevy got one when [[spoiler: she [[TookALevelInBadass evolved]] from BrattyTeenageDaughter to sociopathic a mix of BrokenBird DarkActionGirl. Once the series is over, though, she lets it grow again,]]
*** Likewise,
again as a symbol of her CharacterDevelopment.]]
* In [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 Gundam F91]], the
LadyOfWar Cecily Fairchild ([[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 Gundam F91]]) cut her OjouRinglets much shorter after she returns to the Ronah clan, and did not grow it back until later on.



** When Hungary [[ItMakesSenseInContext thought that she was a guy]], she kept her hair in a TomboyishPonytail. As an OlderAndWiser mix of ActionGirl and TeamMom, she now keeps it loose and much longer.



* In the MoralEventHorizon of ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', Tamahome's hair is cut off by Suboshi's weapons.
** It's also mentioned in the author's notes that Yui Hongo used to have long hair, but she cut it short [[HotLibrarian to stop guys from chasing after her]].
** Nuriko [[spoiler: cut his hair off when he found out he had feelings for Miaka]]

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* In the MoralEventHorizon of ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', ''Manga/FushigiYuugi''
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Tamahome's hair is cut off by Suboshi's weapons.
weapons when [[spoiler: he confronts Suboshi on the murder of his family]].
** It's also mentioned in the author's notes that Yui Hongo used to have long hair, but she cut it short [[HotLibrarian to stop guys from chasing after her]].
her]]. She lets it grow back later.
** Nuriko [[spoiler: cut his hair off when he found out he had feelings for Miaka]]decided to stop living [[DeadPersonImpersonation the life that his dead younger sister would've lived]].]]
18th Jan '18 1:34:57 AM lillolillo
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* In the beginning of ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' story arc ''ComicBook/{{Bizarrogirl}}'', the Girl of Steel cuts her hair short after the ''ComicBook/New Krypton'''s debacle to try to change herself and forget her former life.

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* In the beginning of ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' story arc ''ComicBook/{{Bizarrogirl}}'', the Girl of Steel cuts her hair short after the ''ComicBook/New Krypton'''s ''ComicBook/NewKrypton'''s debacle to try to change herself and forget her former life.



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18th Jan '18 1:28:36 AM lillolillo
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* In "Literature/TheFamousFlowerOfServingMen", particular point is made of this as part of SweetPollyOliver.

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* In "Literature/TheFamousFlowerOfServingMen", ''Literature/TheFamousFlowerOfServingMen'', particular point is made of this as part of SweetPollyOliver.



* When Franchise/{{Superman}} came BackFromTheDead, he had shoulder-length hair (worn in a ponytail as Clark). During the preparations for his wedding, he had it cut to its previous length.

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* In the beginning of ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' story arc ''ComicBook/{{Bizarrogirl}}'', the Girl of Steel cuts her hair short after the ''ComicBook/New Krypton'''s debacle to try to change herself and forget her former life.
* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'':
** ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'':
When Franchise/{{Superman}} Superman came BackFromTheDead, he had shoulder-length hair (worn in a ponytail as Clark). During the preparations for his wedding, he had it cut to its previous length.



* UsefulNotes/{{The Silver Age|of Comic Books}} origin of ComicBook/LexLuthor is that he [[FaceHeelTurn turned evil]] after [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Superboy]] accidentally made his hair fall out. Really. (Oh, okay, there's some stuff about pride and betrayal and destroyed experiments, but the baldness is the important thing.)
6th Jan '18 10:57:35 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted by [[JonAndKatePlusEight Kate Gosselyn]], who got hair extensions following her divorce from Jon.

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* Inverted by [[JonAndKatePlusEight [[Series/JonAndKatePlusEight Kate Gosselyn]], who got hair extensions following her divorce from Jon.
26th Dec '17 6:36:02 PM nombretomado
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* A great deal of fuss was made when the title character of ''{{Felicity}}'' cropped her mane of curls between seasons.

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* A great deal of fuss was made when the title character of ''{{Felicity}}'' ''Series/{{Felicity}}'' cropped her mane of curls between seasons.
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