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30th Sep '16 6:29:55 AM Gowan
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* Averted in ''Literature/TheGoblinEmperor''; at the court of the elven emperor, all people of importance have long hair, short hair is reserved for low-ranked servants.
* Played with in ''Literature/{{Hurog}}''; men tend to wear their hair shorter, but traditionalists might wear long hair, as was the fashion of past times.
* Played with in ''Literature/KatIncorrigible''; Kat cuts her hair short in an attempt to disguise as boy. When that plan fails, she is stuck with the haircut. Her stepmother hates it, deeming it very impoper for a girl, her father doesn't mind, and another woman kindly states that short hair is now the latest London fashion and that Kat looks like one of the women in the fashion magazines.
27th Sep '16 2:32:40 PM DeepRed
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Long, luscious hair is regarded as an archetypal feminine trait in quite a few cultures and commonly accompanies [[AlwaysFemale other such traits]]. One of the only exceptions seems to be the BarbarianLonghair, which has been a masculine trait at least since the BibleTimes. Another, of course, is that [[HumansAreWhite some groups of people]] are largely incapable of growing long hair without much scalp work.

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Long, luscious hair is regarded as an archetypal feminine trait in quite a few cultures and commonly accompanies [[AlwaysFemale other such traits]]. One of the only few exceptions seems to be the BarbarianLonghair, which has been a masculine trait at least since the BibleTimes.BibleTimes; and its descendants, the [[NewAgeRetroHippie hippies]] and [[HairMetal heavy metal rockers]]. Another, of course, is that [[HumansAreWhite some groups of people]] are largely incapable of growing long hair without much scalp work.
28th Jul '16 6:25:09 AM DeathsApprentice
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', this is inverted with [[TheLadette Amethyst]] and [[LadyOfWar Pearl.]] Amethyst has ankle-length hair, but she's by far the most crude, hedonistic and slovenly of the Gems, while Pearl's hair just reaches her chin, and she's prim and proper and the most conventionally feminine.
20th Jul '16 12:23:01 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* TomboyishSidetails\\
Short hair and two tail on each side indicates tomboyism.



See the first entry in the RealLife folder.

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See the first entry in the RealLife folder.A forced and/or sudden hair cut is traumatic for women who value their long hair.
6th Jul '16 10:31:08 PM sparkles38
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* Averted in the first three ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'' movies, where all the male characters except for Shrek have long hair.
27th May '16 8:15:07 AM Pichu-kun
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* Since ''Manga/WanderingSon'' is a manga heavily themed around gender and gender roles this pops up.

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* Since ''Manga/WanderingSon'' is a manga heavily themed around gender and gender roles this pops up.up:



** Averted with Maho, Nitori's mom, Makoto, and Momoko who are all varying degrees of feminine but have bob styles or shorter. Chizuru is a tomboyish girl who likes wearing the boy's uniform to school but has the longest hair in the manga. Popular model and singer Maiko originally has GirlishPigtails but cuts her hair into a pixie late into the series, subverting this trope.

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** Averted with Maho, Nitori's mom, mom Satomi, Makoto, and Momoko who are all varying degrees of feminine but have bob styles or shorter. Chizuru is a tomboyish girl who likes wearing the boy's uniform to school but has the longest hair in the manga. Popular model and singer Maiko originally has GirlishPigtails but cuts her hair into a pixie late into the series, subverting this trope.



** Marika is a trans girl. She likes long hair but keeps her hair cropped into a bob haircut due to living as a boy. She cuts her hair shorter partway through the series but grows it out past her shoulders [[spoiler:once
** Ryousuke crossdresses to [[MySiblingWillLiveThrough pass as his deceased sister]] Yui. In elementary he had short hair but currently he has long hair, at least partially [[MessyHair due to his melancholy nature]] and partially because Yui wore GirlishPigtails. [[spoiler:When he stops crossdressing he cuts his hair.]]

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** Marika is a trans girl. She likes long hair but keeps her hair cropped into a bob haircut due to living as a boy. She cuts her hair shorter partway through the series but grows it out past her shoulders [[spoiler:once
[[spoiler:once she begins living as a girl.]]
** Ryousuke crossdresses to [[MySiblingWillLiveThrough [[MySiblingWillLiveThroughMe pass as his deceased sister]] Yui. In elementary he had short hair but currently he has long hair, at least partially [[MessyHair due to his melancholy nature]] and partially because Yui wore GirlishPigtails. [[spoiler:When he stops crossdressing he cuts his hair.]]
22nd May '16 4:21:45 PM lavendermintrose
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* ''Anime/TheHeroicLegendOfArslan'' tries to use this for [[spoiler: Etoile]]'s gender reveal, by showing her taking her long hair out of her helmet. The problem? [[SubvertedTrope Over half of the main cast]] are [[LongHairedPrettyBoy long-haired pretty boys]] ([[BadassLonghair even the tough ones like Daryun]]), so it doesn't quite get the point across smoothly.

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* ''Anime/TheHeroicLegendOfArslan'' tries to use this for [[spoiler: Etoile]]'s gender reveal, by showing her taking her long hair out of her helmet. The problem? [[SubvertedTrope Over half of the main cast]] are [[LongHairedPrettyBoy long-haired pretty boys]] ([[BadassLonghair even (even the tough ones like Daryun]]), Daryun), so it doesn't quite get the point across smoothly.
22nd May '16 4:20:52 PM lavendermintrose
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* ''Anime/HeroicLegendOfArslan'' tries to use this for [[spoiler: Etoile]'s gender reveal, by showing her taking her long hair out of her helmet. The problem? [[SubvertedTrope Over half of the main cast]] are [[LongHairedPrettyBoy long-haired pretty boys]] ([[BadassLonghair even the tough ones like Daryun]]), so it doesn't quite get the point across smoothly.

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* ''Anime/HeroicLegendOfArslan'' ''Anime/TheHeroicLegendOfArslan'' tries to use this for [[spoiler: Etoile]'s Etoile]]'s gender reveal, by showing her taking her long hair out of her helmet. The problem? [[SubvertedTrope Over half of the main cast]] are [[LongHairedPrettyBoy long-haired pretty boys]] ([[BadassLonghair even the tough ones like Daryun]]), so it doesn't quite get the point across smoothly.
22nd May '16 4:20:09 PM lavendermintrose
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* ''Anime/HeroicLegendOfArslan'' tries to use this for [[spoiler: Etoile]'s gender reveal, by showing her taking her long hair out of her helmet. The problem? [[SubvertedTrope Over half of the main cast]] are LongHairedPrettyBoys ([[BadassLonghair even the tough ones like Daryun]]), so it doesn't quite get the point across smoothly.

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* ''Anime/HeroicLegendOfArslan'' tries to use this for [[spoiler: Etoile]'s gender reveal, by showing her taking her long hair out of her helmet. The problem? [[SubvertedTrope Over half of the main cast]] are LongHairedPrettyBoys [[LongHairedPrettyBoy long-haired pretty boys]] ([[BadassLonghair even the tough ones like Daryun]]), so it doesn't quite get the point across smoothly.
22nd May '16 4:19:27 PM lavendermintrose
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* ''Anime/HeroicLegendOfArslan'' tries to use this for [[spoiler: Etoile]'s gender reveal, by showing her taking her long hair out of her helmet. The problem? [[SubvertedTrope Over half of the main cast]] are LongHairedPrettyBoys ([[BadassLonghair even the tough ones like Daryun]]), so it doesn't quite get the point across smoothly.
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