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2nd Dec '16 3:16:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* Mrs. Danvers in at least the film adaptation of ''{{Rebecca}}''.
* Appropriately enough, the Prison Psychiatrist in ''{{Hair}}'', who interrogates Woof on why he [[NewAgeRetroHippie wears his hair long]] (and whether that makes him gay) in the title song sequence from the film. Her hair is in a tight bun.

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* Mrs. Danvers in at least the film adaptation of ''{{Rebecca}}''.
''Film/{{Rebecca}}''.
* Appropriately enough, the Prison Psychiatrist in ''{{Hair}}'', ''Film/{{Hair}}'', who interrogates Woof on why he [[NewAgeRetroHippie wears his hair long]] (and whether that makes him gay) in the title song sequence from the film. Her hair is in a tight bun.



* Miss Hardbroom in ''TheWorstWitch'' (except [[LettingHerHairDown at official Halloween parties]]).

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* Miss Hardbroom in ''TheWorstWitch'' ''Literature/TheWorstWitch'' (except [[LettingHerHairDown at official Halloween parties]]).
2nd Dec '16 3:16:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* Twilight's human counterpart in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'' has one. By ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsLegendOfEverfree Legend of Everfree]]'' she's switched to a ponytail.



** Twilight's human counterpart in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'' has one. By ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsLegendOfEverfree Legend of Everfree]]'' she's switched to a ponytail.
2nd Dec '16 3:15:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* Mrs. Danvers in at least the film adaptation of ''{{Rebecca}}''.
* Appropriately enough, the Prison Psychiatrist in ''{{Hair}}'', who interrogates Woof on why he [[NewAgeRetroHippie wears his hair long]] (and whether that makes him gay) in the title song sequence from the film. Her hair is in a tight bun.
* ''Film/MaryPoppins'' of course! Practically perfect in every way!

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* Mrs. Danvers in at least the film adaptation of ''{{Rebecca}}''.
* Appropriately enough, the Prison Psychiatrist in ''{{Hair}}'', who interrogates Woof on why he [[NewAgeRetroHippie wears his hair long]] (and whether that makes him gay) in the title song sequence from the film. Her hair is in a tight bun.
* ''Film/MaryPoppins'' of course! Practically perfect in every way!
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* Katherine Brooke, the [[SternTeacher Stern Principal]] in ''[[Literature/AnneOfGreenGables Anne of Avonlea]]'', in contrast to [[BlitheSpirit Anne]]'s looser, less severe bun.



* The Borg Queen from ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'' and ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. It's not actual hair, but the mass of wires on the back of her head are arranged in a circular pattern and she certainly has the personality to match.


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* Mrs. Danvers in at least the film adaptation of ''{{Rebecca}}''.
* Appropriately enough, the Prison Psychiatrist in ''{{Hair}}'', who interrogates Woof on why he [[NewAgeRetroHippie wears his hair long]] (and whether that makes him gay) in the title song sequence from the film. Her hair is in a tight bun.
* ''Film/MaryPoppins'' of course! Practically perfect in every way!
* Katherine Brooke, the [[SternTeacher Stern Principal]] in ''[[Literature/AnneOfGreenGables Anne of Avonlea]]'', in contrast to [[BlitheSpirit Anne]]'s looser, less severe bun.
* The Borg Queen from ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'' and ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. It's not actual hair, but the mass of wires on the back of her head are arranged in a circular pattern and she certainly has the personality to match.
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2nd Dec '16 3:13:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', Gunnery Chief {{A|ctionGirl}}shley [[{{Badass}} Williams]] uses this hairstyle, and is notably organized, professional, and is also a rank that puts her in charge of her unit. On the other hand, she's also a firm believer in BrutalHonesty. She lets her hair down by ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', literally and metaphorically.

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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', Gunnery Chief {{A|ctionGirl}}shley [[{{Badass}} [[ActionGirl Ashley Williams]] uses this hairstyle, and is notably organized, professional, and is also a rank that puts her in charge of her unit. On the other hand, she's also a firm believer in BrutalHonesty. She lets her hair down by ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', literally and metaphorically.
12th Nov '16 8:05:39 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Jasnah Kholin almost always wears her hair this way, demonstrating her perfectly controlled demeanor. Normally, the only time she wears her hair loose is when she's bathing. However, at one point she gets out of the bath and [[spoiler:wanders the streets to bait some muggers and then kill them]], all without bothering to do up her hair. The symbolism is disturbingly clear.
4th Nov '16 7:05:18 AM 8BrickMario
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* Headless Headmistress Bloodgood from ''Franchise/MonsterHigh'' is a headless horsewoman with a stern and imposing presence capped off by her bun hairstyle. Despite this, she is a fair and encouraging teacher.
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7th Oct '16 8:48:03 PM Angeldeb82
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* Marian the Librarian from ''TheMusicMan'', the original HotLibrarian herself, wears her hair this way.

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* Marian the Librarian from ''TheMusicMan'', ''Theatre/TheMusicMan'', the original HotLibrarian herself, wears her hair this way.
7th Oct '16 8:46:59 PM Angeldeb82
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The bun as a hair style has long indicated a very specific character type. It shows a woman as neat, prim, proper, and organized. As such it tends to be favoured by [[ScaryLibrarian librarians]], [[SchoolTeachers school teachers]], nannies, doctors, [[OfficeLady serious office ladies]], and [[GrandeDame women of a certain age]].

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The bun as a hair style has long indicated a very specific character type. It shows a woman as neat, prim, proper, and organized. As such it tends to be favoured by [[ScaryLibrarian librarians]], [[SchoolTeachers school teachers]], SchoolTeachers, nannies, doctors, [[OfficeLady serious office ladies]], and [[GrandeDame women of a certain age]].



* Ienaga from ''Manga/GoldenKamui'' got her hair like this and is the owner of a hotel she suposedly inherited from her husband. [[spoiler:She's actually a [[VillainousCrossdresser he]] who disguises himself as a lonesome vidow so people will trust him, so he can take them down in the hotel basement to [[ImAHumanitarian eat them]]]].

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* Ienaga from ''Manga/GoldenKamui'' got her hair like this and is the owner of a hotel she suposedly supposedly inherited from her husband. [[spoiler:She's actually a [[VillainousCrossdresser [[CreepyCrossdresser he]] who disguises himself as a lonesome vidow widow so people will trust him, so he can take them down in the hotel basement to [[ImAHumanitarian eat them]]]].them]].]]



* Eva Kant from ''ComicBook/{{Diabolik}}'', in spite of her status as [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman one of the most beautiful women in the series]] and [[MsFanservice propensity for fanservice]]. [[JustifiedTrope There's a good reason for it]]: before marrying she used to wear a TomboyishPonytail, but adopted this hairstyle on her wedding night to accentuate her resemblance with her mother (who wore her hair in a bun) and screw with her husband lord Antony Kant, [[{{Squick}} her uncle]], who was responsible for the death of her mother and Eva growing up in an OrphanageOfFear without a family or her real last name (why she had married him in first place: to take back her last name). Upon learning ''who'' he had married, lord Kant ([[EveryoneHasStandards who at least drew the line at incest]]) had a heart attack, and Eva continued wearng her hair this way in celebration ever since.

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* Eva Kant from ''ComicBook/{{Diabolik}}'', in spite of her status as [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman one of the most beautiful women in the series]] and [[MsFanservice propensity for fanservice]]. [[JustifiedTrope There's a good reason for it]]: before marrying she used to wear a TomboyishPonytail, but adopted this hairstyle on her wedding night to accentuate her resemblance with her mother (who wore her hair in a bun) and screw with her husband lord Antony Kant, [[{{Squick}} her uncle]], who was responsible for the death of her mother and Eva growing up in an OrphanageOfFear without a family or her real last name (why she had married him in first place: to take back her last name). Upon learning ''who'' he had married, lord Kant ([[EveryoneHasStandards who at least drew the line at incest]]) had a heart attack, and Eva continued wearng wearing her hair this way in celebration ever since.



* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' as expanded by Creator/AAPessimal, the sterner teachers at the Assassins' Guild School such as Miss Alice Band and Miss Sanderson-Reeves are seen affecting very stern buns in the classroom. Pupils speculate, with good reason, about the hair-pins holding it all together and alternative uses they could be put to. The School's Agatean Studies teacher, Miss Koucochou-Sama ("Pretty Butterfly", Twoflower's daughter, as seen in ''Discworld/InterestingTimes'') also affects a tight [[PowerHair Japanese-styled version]].[[note]]although Koucouchou-Sama is sometimes seen in HimeCut or {{Odango}} styles according to her mood[[/note]] Pupils learn that the tighter the bun, the tougher the teacher.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' as expanded by Creator/AAPessimal, the sterner teachers at the Assassins' Guild School such as Miss Alice Band and Miss Sanderson-Reeves are seen affecting very stern buns in the classroom. Pupils speculate, with good reason, about the hair-pins holding it all together and alternative uses they could be put to. The School's Agatean Studies teacher, Miss Koucochou-Sama ("Pretty Butterfly", Twoflower's daughter, as seen in ''Discworld/InterestingTimes'') also affects a tight [[PowerHair Japanese-styled version]].[[note]]although Koucouchou-Sama is sometimes seen in HimeCut or {{Odango}} OdangoHair styles according to her mood[[/note]] Pupils learn that the tighter the bun, the tougher the teacher.



** Granny Weatherwax wears her hair in a "[[Discworld/EqualRites tight bun that could crack rocks.]]" It also serves as a convenient sheath for her weapon of choice for hand-to-hand combat, [[ImprovisedWeapon hatpins.]]
** Adora Belle Dearheart in ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' wears a bun as well. She wears plain gray dresses, is an OfficeLady who works for golems and was formerly a bank teller, and says she has no sense of humor, largely because of her UnfortunateName. She's actually quite attractive, especially to Moist, but she's still proper and serious.

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** Granny Weatherwax wears her hair in a "[[Discworld/EqualRites tight bun that could crack rocks.]]" rocks]]." It also serves as a convenient sheath for her weapon of choice for hand-to-hand combat, [[ImprovisedWeapon hatpins.]]
hatpins]].
** Adora Belle Dearheart in ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' wears a bun as well. She wears plain gray dresses, is an OfficeLady who works for golems and was formerly a bank teller, and says she has no sense of humor, largely because of her UnfortunateName.{{Unfortunate Name|s}}. She's actually quite attractive, especially to Moist, but she's still proper and serious.



* Laura Ingalls Wilder and her mother wear their hair like this, as do all proper married ladies, in the ''[[Literature/LittleHouseOnThePrairie Little House]]'' books.

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* Laura Ingalls Wilder and her mother wear their hair like this, as do all proper married ladies, in the ''[[Literature/LittleHouseOnThePrairie Little House]]'' ''Literature/{{Little House|OnThePrairie}}'' books.



* Liz Shaw in ''Series/DoctorWho'' has a bun in her first story. It's probably not a coincidence that in subsequent stories, once the ice has been broken with the Doctor and the Brigadier, [[LettingHerHairDown the bun goes.]]

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* Liz Shaw in ''Series/DoctorWho'' has a bun in her first story. It's probably not a coincidence that in subsequent stories, once the ice has been broken with the Doctor and the Brigadier, [[LettingHerHairDown the bun goes.]]goes]].



** [[Wrestling/Daffney Daffney]] during her gimmick as a fake SarahPalin.

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** [[Wrestling/Daffney Daffney]] Wrestling/{{Daffney}} during her gimmick as a fake SarahPalin.UsefulNotes/SarahPalin.



* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', Gunnery Chief [[ActionGirl Ashley]] [[BadAss Williams]] uses this hairstyle, and is notably organized, professional, and is also a rank that puts her in charge of her unit. On the other hand, she's also a firm believer in BrutalHonesty. She lets her hair down by ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', literally and metaphorically.

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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', Gunnery Chief [[ActionGirl Ashley]] [[BadAss {{A|ctionGirl}}shley [[{{Badass}} Williams]] uses this hairstyle, and is notably organized, professional, and is also a rank that puts her in charge of her unit. On the other hand, she's also a firm believer in BrutalHonesty. She lets her hair down by ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', literally and metaphorically.
14th Sep '16 7:27:05 PM PaulA
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* Novinha from ''[[Literature/EndersGame Speaker For The Dead]]'' has one, and it's noted that she lets her hair down as she begins to open up emotionally.

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* Novinha from ''[[Literature/EndersGame Speaker For The Dead]]'' ''Literature/SpeakerForTheDead'' has one, and it's noted that she lets her hair down as she begins to open up emotionally.
4th Sep '16 1:11:59 PM nombretomado
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* Susan from the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels finds that her ExpressiveHair tends to twist itself into a bun of its own volition. As she works as a governess or school teacher when she's not saving the world it's rather fitting.
** Granny Weatherwax wears her hair in a "[[Discworld/EqualRites tight bun that could crack rocks.]]" Also serves as a convenient sheath for her weapon of choice for hand-to-hand combat, [[ImprovisedWeapon hatpins.]]

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* ''{{Literature/Discworld}}'':
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Susan from the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels finds that her ExpressiveHair tends to twist itself into a bun of its own volition. As she works as a governess or school teacher when she's not saving the world it's rather fitting.
** Granny Weatherwax wears her hair in a "[[Discworld/EqualRites tight bun that could crack rocks.]]" Also It also serves as a convenient sheath for her weapon of choice for hand-to-hand combat, [[ImprovisedWeapon hatpins.]]



* Novinha from ''[[EndersGame Speaker For The Dead]]'' has one, and it's noted that she lets her hair down as she begins to open up emotionally.
* Marilla Cuthbert, of ''AnneOfGreenGables'', has a very tight bun in the beginning, which suits her personality, but she relaxes as the series progresses.

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* Novinha from ''[[EndersGame ''[[Literature/EndersGame Speaker For The Dead]]'' has one, and it's noted that she lets her hair down as she begins to open up emotionally.
* Marilla Cuthbert, of ''AnneOfGreenGables'', ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'', has a very tight bun in the beginning, which suits her personality, but she relaxes as the series progresses.
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