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25th Feb '17 12:56:06 PM nombretomado
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* In ''BattleMoonWars'', Haruna's hair is let loose whenever her PowerLimiter is removed. It's unclear exactly how [[LesYay Natsuki kissing her]] makes her hairstyle come undone.

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* In ''BattleMoonWars'', ''VideoGame/BattleMoonWars'', Haruna's hair is let loose whenever her PowerLimiter is removed. It's unclear exactly how [[LesYay Natsuki kissing her]] makes her hairstyle come undone.
23rd Feb '17 2:24:42 PM Jess0312
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** Also, Lenalee's pigtails came off when she saves Allen from an Akuma.
23rd Feb '17 12:07:31 AM rafi
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* ''Franchise/PretttyCure'':
** Happens a number of times in ''Anime/HeartcatchPrecure'' to Tsubomi/Cure Blossom. Whenever Tsubomi is knocked into the transition stage between normal and Precure, it differs if the animators want to keep her hair down or put them back in the usual twintails. In TheMovie, Tsubomi takes a hit Erika directed at Olivier, blowing off her hairbow. Her loose hair causes him to snap out of his SuperpoweredEvilSide, though it's shown that Tsubomi can put it back to normal at anytime by pulling her hair back into the ponytail again and her magic'll fix it.

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* ''Franchise/PretttyCure'':
''Franchise/PrettyCure'':
** Happens a number of times in ''Anime/HeartcatchPrecure'' ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'' to Tsubomi/Cure Blossom. Whenever Tsubomi is knocked into the transition stage between normal and Precure, it differs if the animators want to keep her hair down or put them back in the usual twintails. In TheMovie, Tsubomi takes a hit Erika directed at Olivier, blowing off her hairbow. Her loose hair causes him to snap out of his SuperpoweredEvilSide, though it's shown that Tsubomi can put it back to normal at anytime by pulling her hair back into the ponytail again and her magic'll fix it.
23rd Feb '17 12:06:37 AM rafi
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* Happened to Signum of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' during her final battle with Zest. This may have been a MythologyGag to Miyuki's CloseCallHaircut during the ''VisualNovel/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever'' OVA.
* ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' with Jin in one of the obviously female-aimed {{Fanservice}} moments.
* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'':
** Tomoe's ponytail loosens in right before [[spoiler: her HeroicSacrifice by throwing herself between Kenshin and his enemy.]]
** Likewise, this happens to Kenshin himself in his first battle with Saito, though in this case it's played as unsettling rather than hot as Kenshin's [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Battousai mode]] is coming out simultaneously.
** Also happened to Kenshin in the second prototype story. The girl he rescued tied his hair up with her ribbon afterward, and he apparently had no clue that ribbons were for women, thereby making it an opportunity for 'Kenshin is hot and scary' followed by 'Kenshin is adorable and clueless.'
** Also happens to Yumi during the Kenshin/Shishio fight in the anime. [[spoiler:When Shishio runs through her with his sword, her headgear breaks and her hair is loose as she falls into Shishio's embrace]].

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* Happened Parodied in ''Manga/AoiHouse'', where every female character goes into a trance when Alex's ponytail comes undone and become completely subservient to Signum of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' during her final battle with Zest. This may have been a MythologyGag to Miyuki's CloseCallHaircut him.
* Inverted in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''. When Sakaki gets upset
during the ''VisualNovel/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever'' OVA.
* ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' with Jin in one of the obviously female-aimed {{Fanservice}} moments.
* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'':
** Tomoe's ponytail loosens in right before [[spoiler: her HeroicSacrifice
third sports fest, she responds by throwing herself between Kenshin and his enemy.]]
** Likewise, this happens to Kenshin himself in his first battle with Saito, though in this case it's played as unsettling rather than hot as Kenshin's [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Battousai mode]] is coming out simultaneously.
** Also happened to Kenshin in the second prototype story. The girl he rescued tied his hair up with her ribbon afterward, and he apparently had no clue that ribbons were for women, thereby making it an opportunity for 'Kenshin is hot and scary' followed by 'Kenshin is adorable and clueless.'
** Also happens to Yumi during the Kenshin/Shishio fight in the anime. [[spoiler:When Shishio runs through her with his sword, her headgear breaks and
removing a headband, letting her hair flow a little more freely than it had before, but then ties it back for the only time in the series.
* From ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'': You know Rei
is loose as she falls into Shishio's embrace]].about to get seriously injured when an errant Beyblade severs his headband, releasing his long hair. Happens thrice throughout the series.



* Is part of the transformation of D'eon into his sister Lia, when he needs to fight in ''Anime/LeChevalierDEon''.
* When Manga/{{Ranma|OneHalf}}'s pigtail comes undone, [[spoiler:his hair won't stop growing -- fast. Yet ''another'' curse for the boy, this time because he ate a bowl of ramen with dragon's whisker on it; his ponytail holder is another dragon's whisker, which can stop the curse. Oh, and his hair doesn't grow when he's a girl. But once the men of the series know about it, they ''all'' want the dragon's whisker to solve their own problems with baldness - all of them, including his dad.]] Despite what common Fanon will tell you [[spoiler: the hair growing ended in the same issue where it was introduced. Untying the ponytail does absolutely nothing now, and he just keeps it for the sake of LimitedWardrobe.]]
* From ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'': You know Rei is about to get seriously injured when an errant Beyblade severs his headband, releasing his long hair. Happens thrice throughout the series.
* Inverted in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''. When Sakaki gets upset during the third sports fest, she responds by removing a headband, letting her hair flow a little more freely than it had before, but then ties it back for the only time in the series.
* Variation: Souichi's ponytail always comes loose or undone by Morinaga during foreplay in ''Manga/TheTyrantFallsInLove''. Since he's normally domineering and bad-tempered, this is designed to make him look more feminine and consequently more {{uke}}ish and controllable when Morinaga gets to dominate him in bed.
* Done in virtually every fight scene involving Kumiko in the 3 seasons of the J-drama version of ''Manga/{{Gokusen}}''. Oddly enough, this transformation also involves losing her geeky glasses, possibly showing her to be BeautifulAllAlong.
* This happens to Fakir in ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' during the first season finale.
* ''Manga/DGrayMan'' does this to Kanda in a [[CrowningMomentOfAwesomeAnime grand showdown]].
** There was also [[SeriousBusiness an epic battle]] when [[BadassGrandpa Bookman]] stole Kanda's hair tie. It involved Kanda beating much of the Black Order senseless in order to find out who was responsible.

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* Is part of the transformation of D'eon into his sister Lia, when he needs to fight in ''Anime/LeChevalierDEon''.
* When Manga/{{Ranma|OneHalf}}'s pigtail comes undone, [[spoiler:his
In ''[[Manga/BloodPlus Blood+]]'', Hagi's hair won't stop growing -- fast. Yet ''another'' curse for the boy, this time because he ate a bowl of ramen with dragon's whisker on it; his coming loose from its ponytail holder is another dragon's whisker, which can stop the curse. Oh, and his hair doesn't grow when almost always a sign that he's a girl. But once the men of the series know about it, they ''all'' want the dragon's whisker to solve their own problems with baldness - all of them, including getting his dad.]] Despite what common Fanon will tell you [[spoiler: the hair growing ended in the same issue where it was introduced. Untying the ponytail does absolutely nothing now, and he just keeps it for the sake of LimitedWardrobe.]]
* From ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'': You know Rei is about to get seriously injured when an errant Beyblade severs his headband, releasing his long hair. Happens thrice throughout the series.
* Inverted in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''. When Sakaki gets upset during the third sports fest, she responds by removing a headband, letting her hair flow a little more freely than it had before, but then ties it back for the only time in the series.
* Variation: Souichi's ponytail always comes loose or undone by Morinaga during foreplay in ''Manga/TheTyrantFallsInLove''. Since he's normally domineering and bad-tempered, this is designed to make him look more feminine and consequently more {{uke}}ish and controllable when Morinaga gets to dominate him in bed.
* Done in virtually every fight scene involving Kumiko in the 3 seasons of the J-drama version of ''Manga/{{Gokusen}}''. Oddly enough, this transformation also involves losing her geeky glasses, possibly showing her to be BeautifulAllAlong.
* This happens to Fakir in ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' during the first season finale.
* ''Manga/DGrayMan'' does this to Kanda in a [[CrowningMomentOfAwesomeAnime grand showdown]].
** There was also [[SeriousBusiness an epic battle]] when [[BadassGrandpa Bookman]] stole Kanda's hair tie. It involved Kanda beating much of the Black Order senseless in order to find out who was responsible.
ass kicked.



* Played with and subverted in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. Setsuna and Kaede's hair fell rather undramatically only because Chao used a [[TimeStandsStill time stop]] with her [[TimeMachine Cassiopeia]] to take their hairbands from them within a single instant. This wasn't for a show in badass-edness or to [[IAmNotLeftHanded show that they'll win the fight]]. This was used to show how [[OhCrap utterly screwed they are]]. Played straighter with [[spoiler:her final battle against Negi at the end of the SchoolFestival when her hair buns loosened]]. Tsukuyomi also has a way of loosening her elaborate hair-styles during combat (why anyone would wear extravagant, victorian-stylized clothes to sword fights... who knows).
* Happens frequently to Abel Nightroad in ''Manga/TrinityBlood'', though somewhat subverted. When his usually neatly tied up ponytail comes undone, you've just succeeded in really ticking him off. When he deliberately takes it down, it's time to [[OhCrap run]]. Justified (sorta) in that his TransformationSequence involves his hair becoming prehensile and flailing around before appearing to blow straight upward. I kept waiting for him to strangle someone with it.

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* Played with and subverted in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. Setsuna and Kaede's In ''Manga/CynthiaTheMission'', the title character's hair fell rather undramatically only because Chao used a [[TimeStandsStill time stop]] with comes out of her [[TimeMachine Cassiopeia]] ox horns during a couple of dramatic fights.
* ''Manga/DGrayMan'' does this
to take their hairbands from them within a single instant. This wasn't for a show Kanda in badass-edness or to [[IAmNotLeftHanded show that they'll win the fight]]. This a grand showdown.
** There
was used to show how [[OhCrap utterly screwed they are]]. Played straighter with [[spoiler:her final battle against Negi at the end also [[SeriousBusiness an epic battle]] when [[BadassGrandpa Bookman]] stole Kanda's hair tie. It involved Kanda beating much of the SchoolFestival when her hair buns loosened]]. Tsukuyomi also has a way of loosening her elaborate hair-styles during combat (why anyone would wear extravagant, victorian-stylized clothes Black Order senseless in order to sword fights... find out who knows).
was responsible.
* Happens frequently to Abel Nightroad In ''Manga/DragonBall'', for a time Future Trunks had long hair, which he kept in ''Manga/TrinityBlood'', though somewhat subverted. When his usually neatly tied up a ponytail comes undone, you've just succeeded in really ticking him off. (though he left the hair that framed his face loose, sort of defeating the point). When he deliberately takes it down, it's time went Super Saiyan, the ponytail stayed bound, letting the front bits spike up. When he went to [[OhCrap run]]. Justified (sorta) in that his TransformationSequence involves his hair becoming prehensile most powerful form, however, the band broke and flailing around before appearing to the result was a large golden starfish for a haircut. Seriously.
** As well, when Gohan has a stress-induced dream about Perfect Cell, when he strikes and kills Chi-Chi, the power of the
blow straight upward. I kept waiting for him to strangle someone with it.ends up undoing her hairbun.



* Neji from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' gets his headband (and hairband) knocked loose in his fight against Kidomaru, and then [[spoiler: it's used to save his life once everything is over]].
** This trope is more or less ubiquitous for ninja who wear a headband. When that is knocked off (leaving their hair loose) its a sign that they are in big trouble.
* Parodied in ''Manga/AoiHouse'', where every female character goes into a trance when Alex's ponytail comes undone and become completely subservient to him.
* Happens to Rossiu from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. By someone punching him. In the face. Whether he looks better afterwards is debatable, if only because it doesn't last very long.

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* Neji from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' In Chapter 94 of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' [[LadyOfWar Riza Hawkeye]] gets his headband (and hairband) knocked loose in his fight against Kidomaru, and then [[spoiler: it's used to save his life once everything is over]].
** This trope is more or less ubiquitous for ninja who wear a headband. When that is knocked off (leaving their hair loose) its a sign that they are in big trouble.
* Parodied in ''Manga/AoiHouse'', where every female character goes into a trance when Alex's ponytail comes undone and become completely subservient to him.
* Happens to Rossiu from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. By someone punching him. In the face. Whether he looks better afterwards is debatable, if only because it
this treatment during her battle with Envy. It doesn't last very long.make her any less badass seeing as she pumps several guns' worth of ammo into him at once.
* Done in virtually every fight scene involving Kumiko in the 3 seasons of the J-drama version of ''Manga/{{Gokusen}}''. Oddly enough, this transformation also involves losing her geeky glasses, possibly showing her to be BeautifulAllAlong.
* In ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'', Saeki's hair gets undone during his match against Itagaki in chapter 971.



* Happens to Onizuka in ''Manga/SketDance'' - her long hair makes her more recognisable as the 'Onihime', a legendary fighter.
* In ''[[Manga/BloodPlus Blood+]]'', Hagi's hair coming loose from its ponytail is almost always a sign that he's getting his ass kicked.
* In ''Manga/{{Dragonball}}'', for a time Future Trunks had long hair, which he kept in a ponytail (though he left the hair that framed his face loose, sort of defeating the point). When he went Super Saiyan, the ponytail stayed bound, letting the front bits spike up. When he went to his most powerful form, however, the band broke and the result was a large golden starfish for a haircut. Seriously.
** As well, when Gohan has a stress-induced dream about Perfect Cell, when he strikes and kills Chi-Chi, the power of the blow ends up undoing her hairbun.
* Lampshaded in an episode of LuckyStar - it's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anD3t0ufMPs 'Ponytail Day']] and three of the girls redo their signature hairstyles into ponytails. Kagami suddenly gets annoyed at this and rips her ribbon clean off, to which Konata squees "You looked so manly with it, like a samurai!"
* In Chapter 94 of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' [[LadyOfWar Riza Hawkeye]] gets this treatment during her battle with Envy. It doesn't make her any less badass seeing as she pumps several guns' worth of ammo into him at once.

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* Happens to Onizuka in ''Manga/SketDance'' - her long hair makes her more recognisable as Is part of the 'Onihime', a legendary fighter.
* In ''[[Manga/BloodPlus Blood+]]'', Hagi's hair coming loose from its ponytail is almost always a sign that he's getting
transformation of D'eon into his ass kicked.
* In ''Manga/{{Dragonball}}'', for a time Future Trunks had long hair, which he kept in a ponytail (though he left the hair that framed his face loose, sort of defeating the point). When he went Super Saiyan, the ponytail stayed bound, letting the front bits spike up. When he went to his most powerful form, however, the band broke and the result was a large golden starfish for a haircut. Seriously.
** As well, when Gohan has a stress-induced dream about Perfect Cell,
sister Lia, when he strikes and kills Chi-Chi, the power needs to fight in ''Anime/LeChevalierDEon''.
* Happened to Signum
of the blow ends up undoing her hairbun.
* Lampshaded in an episode of LuckyStar - it's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anD3t0ufMPs 'Ponytail Day']] and three of the girls redo their signature hairstyles into ponytails. Kagami suddenly gets annoyed at this and rips her ribbon clean off, to which Konata squees "You looked so manly with it, like a samurai!"
* In Chapter 94 of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' [[LadyOfWar Riza Hawkeye]] gets this treatment
''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' during her final battle with Envy. It doesn't make Zest. This may have been a MythologyGag to Miyuki's CloseCallHaircut during the ''VisualNovel/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever'' OVA.
* Played with and subverted in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. Setsuna and Kaede's hair fell rather undramatically only because Chao used a [[TimeStandsStill time stop]] with
her any less badass seeing as [[TimeMachine Cassiopeia]] to take their hairbands from them within a single instant. This wasn't for a show in badass-edness or to [[IAmNotLeftHanded show that they'll win the fight]]. This was used to show how [[OhCrap utterly screwed they are]]. Played straighter with [[spoiler:her final battle against Negi at the end of the SchoolFestival when her hair buns loosened]]. Tsukuyomi also has a way of loosening her elaborate hair-styles during combat (why anyone would wear extravagant, victorian-stylized clothes to sword fights... who knows).
* In the climax of ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'''s second season, Doremi's {{Odango}} come loose when she's hit by the BigBad's curse and her magic crystal shatters. This finally reveals her hair to be waist-length, since it was the first time in the franchise
she pumps several guns' worth of ammo "let" it down. It seems to be symbolic for Doremi's CharacterDevelopment into him at once.a more mature girl, since neither Onpu nor Hazuki (both already rather mature to begin with) lose their ponytails upon shattering their crystals.



* Happens to Elsee during a fight in ch. 26 of ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows''.
* In the climax of ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'''s second season, Doremi's {{Odango}} come loose when she's hit by the BigBad's curse and her magic crystal shatters. This finally reveals her hair to be waist-length, since it was the first time in the franchise she "let" it down. It seems to be symbolic for Doremi's CharacterDevelopment into a more mature girl, since neither Onpu nor Hazuki (both already rather mature to begin with) lose their ponytails upon shattering their crystals.

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* Lampshaded in an episode of ''Anime/LuckyStar'' - it's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anD3t0ufMPs 'Ponytail Day']] and three of the girls redo their signature hairstyles into ponytails. Kagami suddenly gets annoyed at this and rips her ribbon clean off, to which Konata squees "You looked so manly with it, like a samurai!"
* Neji from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' gets his headband (and hairband) knocked loose in his fight against Kidomaru, and then [[spoiler: it's used to save his life once everything is over]].
** This trope is more or less ubiquitous for ninja who wear a headband. When that is knocked off (leaving their hair loose) its a sign that they are in big trouble.
* In ''Manga/OnePunchMan'' (manga), when Suiryu receiving the punch from Saitama (which he stopped just in time), his ponytail comes off.
* ''Franchise/PretttyCure'':
**
Happens a number of times in ''Anime/HeartcatchPrecure'' to Elsee during a fight in ch. 26 of ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows''.
* In
Tsubomi/Cure Blossom. Whenever Tsubomi is knocked into the climax of ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'''s second season, Doremi's {{Odango}} come loose when she's hit by transition stage between normal and Precure, it differs if the BigBad's curse and her magic crystal shatters. This finally reveals animators want to keep her hair down or put them back in the usual twintails. In TheMovie, Tsubomi takes a hit Erika directed at Olivier, blowing off her hairbow. Her loose hair causes him to be waist-length, since snap out of his SuperpoweredEvilSide, though it's shown that Tsubomi can put it back to normal at anytime by pulling her hair back into the ponytail again and her magic'll fix it.
** In ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'', when Akane's trying to catch up with a boy she
was smitten with, her attempt to ride a bike to reach the airport ends up with her crashing into a bush. As she gets out and keeps running, her small rat tail gets mostly undone and she pulls the band off in frustration, spending the rest of the episode with her hair loose.
* This happens to Fakir in ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' during
the first season finale.
* When Manga/{{Ranma|OneHalf}}'s pigtail comes undone, [[spoiler:his hair won't stop growing -- fast. Yet ''another'' curse for the boy, this
time because he ate a bowl of ramen with dragon's whisker on it; his ponytail holder is another dragon's whisker, which can stop the curse. Oh, and his hair doesn't grow when he's a girl. But once the men of the series know about it, they ''all'' want the dragon's whisker to solve their own problems with baldness - all of them, including his dad.]] Despite what common Fanon will tell you [[spoiler: the hair growing ended in the franchise she "let" same issue where it down. It seems to be symbolic was introduced. Untying the ponytail does absolutely nothing now, and he just keeps it for Doremi's CharacterDevelopment into a more mature girl, since neither Onpu nor Hazuki (both already the sake of LimitedWardrobe.]]
* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'':
** Tomoe's ponytail loosens in right before [[spoiler: her HeroicSacrifice by throwing herself between Kenshin and his enemy.]]
** Likewise, this happens to Kenshin himself in his first battle with Saito, though in this case it's played as unsettling
rather mature than hot as Kenshin's [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Battousai mode]] is coming out simultaneously.
** Also happened
to begin with) lose their ponytails upon shattering their crystals.Kenshin in the second prototype story. The girl he rescued tied his hair up with her ribbon afterward, and he apparently had no clue that ribbons were for women, thereby making it an opportunity for 'Kenshin is hot and scary' followed by 'Kenshin is adorable and clueless.'
** Also happens to Yumi during the Kenshin/Shishio fight in the anime. [[spoiler:When Shishio runs through her with his sword, her headgear breaks and her hair is loose as she falls into Shishio's embrace]].



* Happens a number of times in ''Anime/HeartcatchPrecure'' to Tsubomi/Cure Blossom. Whenever Tsubomi is knocked into the transition stage between normal and Precure, it differs if the animators want to keep her hair down or put them back in the usual twintails. In TheMovie, Tsubomi takes a hit Erika directed at Olivier, blowing off her hairbow. Her loose hair causes him to snap out of his SuperpoweredEvilSide, though it's shown that Tsubomi can put it back to normal at anytime by pulling her hair back into the ponytail again and her magic'll fix it.
* In ''Manga/CynthiaTheMission'', the title character's hair comes out of her ox horns during a couple of dramatic fights.

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* In ''Anime/SailorMoon'', after fighting Pharaoh 90 and Mistress 9 alone behind a huge barrier maintained by the other scouts Sailor Moon walks out from the epicenter of the destruction holding baby Hotaru and with her signature meatball hairstyle messed up and partially falling loose from her buns and missing some feathers from her hairclips. Not surprising since the battle took most of the night and she only emerges victorious the next morning after the dust clears. Her sailor suit is also extremely damaged and ripped. The other scouts almost thought she was dead. This is the only time that her hair ever gets messed up or her suit damaged to that extent without her transformation failing.
* ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' with Jin in one of the obviously female-aimed {{Fanservice}} moments.
* Happens a number of times to Onizuka in ''Anime/HeartcatchPrecure'' to Tsubomi/Cure Blossom. Whenever Tsubomi is knocked into the transition stage between normal and Precure, it differs if the animators want to keep ''Manga/SketDance'' - her long hair down or put them back in makes her more recognisable as the usual twintails. In TheMovie, Tsubomi takes 'Onihime', a hit Erika directed at Olivier, blowing off her hairbow. Her loose hair causes him to snap out of his SuperpoweredEvilSide, though it's shown that Tsubomi can put it back to normal at anytime by pulling her hair back into the ponytail again and her magic'll fix it.
* In ''Manga/CynthiaTheMission'', the title character's hair comes out of her ox horns during a couple of dramatic fights.
legendary fighter.



* In ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'', Saeki's hair gets undone during his match against Itagaki in chapter 971.
* In ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'', when Akane's trying to catch up with a boy she was smitten with, her attempt to ride a bike to reach the airport ends up with her crashing into a bush. As she gets out and keeps running, her small rat tail gets mostly undone and she pulls the band off in frustration, spending the rest of the episode with her hair loose.
* In ''Anime/SailorMoon'', after fighting Pharaoh 90 and Mistress 9 alone behind a huge barrier maintained by the other scouts Sailor Moon walks out from the epicenter of the destruction holding baby Hotaru and with her signature meatball hairstyle messed up and partially falling loose from her buns and missing some feathers from her hairclips. Not surprising since the battle took most of the night and she only emerges victorious the next morning after the dust clears. Her sailor suit is also extremely damaged and ripped. The other scouts almost thought she was dead. This is the only time that her hair ever gets messed up or her suit damaged to that extent without her transformation failing.

to:

* Happens to Rossiu from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. By someone punching him. In ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'', Saeki's the face. Whether he looks better afterwards is debatable, if only because it doesn't last very long.
* Happens frequently to Abel Nightroad in ''Manga/TrinityBlood'', though somewhat subverted. When his usually neatly tied up ponytail comes undone, you've just succeeded in really ticking him off. When he deliberately takes it down, it's time to [[OhCrap run]]. Justified (sorta) in that his TransformationSequence involves his
hair gets becoming prehensile and flailing around before appearing to blow straight upward. I kept waiting for him to strangle someone with it.
* Variation: Souichi's ponytail always comes loose or
undone by Morinaga during his match against Itagaki foreplay in chapter 971.
* In ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'',
''Manga/TheTyrantFallsInLove''. Since he's normally domineering and bad-tempered, this is designed to make him look more feminine and consequently more {{uke}}ish and controllable when Akane's trying to catch up with a boy she was smitten with, her attempt to ride a bike to reach the airport ends up with her crashing into a bush. As she Morinaga gets out and keeps running, her small rat tail gets mostly undone and she pulls the band off to dominate him in frustration, spending the rest bed.
* Happens to Elsee during a fight in ch. 26
of the episode with her hair loose.
* In ''Anime/SailorMoon'', after fighting Pharaoh 90 and Mistress 9 alone behind a huge barrier maintained by the other scouts Sailor Moon walks out from the epicenter of the destruction holding baby Hotaru and with her signature meatball hairstyle messed up and partially falling loose from her buns and missing some feathers from her hairclips. Not surprising since the battle took most of the night and she only emerges victorious the next morning after the dust clears. Her sailor suit is also extremely damaged and ripped. The other scouts almost thought she was dead. This is the only time that her hair ever gets messed up or her suit damaged to that extent without her transformation failing.
''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows''.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' has Carol Danvers undo her bun after becoming Ms. Marvel.
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'': "Behold, my messy hair of determination."



* ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'': "Behold, my messy hair of determination."



* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' has Carol Danvers undo her bun after becoming Ms. Marvel.
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** This happens to Katara a couple times, [[spoiler: the first and most notable being her CrowningMomentOfAwesome fight with Master Pakku.]]
** The page image is of Azula of the same series.

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** This happens to Any time Katara is in a couple times, [[spoiler: the prolonged fight, her normal [[InSeriesNickname hair-loopies]]-with-bun hairstyle will slowly become more and more disheveled, until she's left with just a loose mass of hair. The first and most notable of these being her CrowningMomentOfAwesome fight with [[spoiler:[[GrumpyOldMan Master Pakku.]]
Pakku]]]].
** The page image is of the time Azula of the same series.had to use her royal hairpin as a {{blade brake}}.



** This happens to Tarrlok during his battle between Korra in "When Extremes Meet".

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** This happens to Tarrlok during his battle between with Korra in "When Extremes Meet".
18th Nov '16 2:05:24 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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It serves to give the character an instantly [[WildHair rougher, more primal]] and {{Badass}} look that can underscore the seriousness or desperation of the situation. At the same time, unbound hair can also create a vulnerable look. In classical Japanese paintings defeated {{Samurai}} were often shown with messy or disheveled hair, so naturally many [[ActionGirl long]] [[AgentPeacock haired]] {{anime}} characters end up looking like this when things are getting rough. It can also be used as {{Fanservice}} to make a character [[LettingHerHairDown that much hotter]] while fighting, especially in combination with ClothingDamage.

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It serves to give the character an instantly [[WildHair rougher, more primal]] and {{Badass}} badass look that can underscore the seriousness or desperation of the situation. At the same time, unbound hair can also create a vulnerable look. In classical Japanese paintings defeated {{Samurai}} were often shown with messy or disheveled hair, so naturally many [[ActionGirl long]] [[AgentPeacock haired]] {{anime}} characters end up looking like this when things are getting rough. It can also be used as {{Fanservice}} to make a character [[LettingHerHairDown that much hotter]] while fighting, especially in combination with ClothingDamage.



* Played with and subverted in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. Setsuna and Kaede's hair fell rather undramatically only because Chao used a [[TimeStandsStill time stop]] with her [[TimeMachine Cassiopeia]] to take their hairbands from them within a single instant. This wasn't for a show in [[BadAss badass-edness]] or to [[IAmNotLeftHanded show that they'll win the fight]]. This was used to show how [[OhCrap utterly screwed they are]]. Played straighter with [[spoiler:her final battle against Negi at the end of the SchoolFestival when her hair buns loosened]]. Tsukuyomi also has a way of loosening her elaborate hair-styles during combat (why anyone would wear extravagant, victorian-stylized clothes to sword fights... who knows).

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* Played with and subverted in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. Setsuna and Kaede's hair fell rather undramatically only because Chao used a [[TimeStandsStill time stop]] with her [[TimeMachine Cassiopeia]] to take their hairbands from them within a single instant. This wasn't for a show in [[BadAss badass-edness]] badass-edness or to [[IAmNotLeftHanded show that they'll win the fight]]. This was used to show how [[OhCrap utterly screwed they are]]. Played straighter with [[spoiler:her final battle against Negi at the end of the SchoolFestival when her hair buns loosened]]. Tsukuyomi also has a way of loosening her elaborate hair-styles during combat (why anyone would wear extravagant, victorian-stylized clothes to sword fights... who knows).
19th Oct '16 9:39:50 PM lalalei2001
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* The titular character in ''JekyllAndHyde'' wears his hair in a ponytail while the good doctor is in control, but has it loose when Hyde comes out. It takes a bit of creative positioning and lighting to make it still appear that way when the two sides of his personality are arguing with each other.

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* The titular character in ''JekyllAndHyde'' ''Theatre/JekyllAndHyde'' wears his hair in a ponytail while the good doctor is in control, but has it loose when Hyde comes out. It takes a bit of creative positioning and lighting to make it still appear that way when the two sides of his personality are arguing with each other.
25th Aug '16 5:22:19 PM Blazer
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** As well, when Gohan has a stress-induced dream about Perfect Cell, when he strikes and kills Chi-Chi, the power of the blow ends up undoing her hairbun.
13th Aug '16 6:38:39 PM nombretomado
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* Aerith's ponytail comes undone in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' when [[spoiler:Sephiroth [[ItWasHisSled runs her through.]]]]
** In ''{{Dissidia}}'', Terra/Tina's hair is up as a human and down as an esper to show the more that her esper form is her primal side.

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* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
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Aerith's ponytail comes undone in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' when [[spoiler:Sephiroth [[ItWasHisSled runs her through.]]]]
** In ''{{Dissidia}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Dissidia|Final Fantasy}}'', Terra/Tina's hair is up as a human and down as an esper to show the more that her esper form is her primal side.
4th Aug '16 12:50:45 PM lavendermintrose
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* Happens to Shin in the last episode of ''Anime/CodeGeassAkitoTheExiled''. [[LongHairedPrettyBoy It might be fanservice]], [[OmnicidalManiac or it might not be]], depending on your tastes.
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