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20th Apr '16 4:43:06 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In Myth/ClassicalMythology King Nisus of the Megarians had a red/purple lock of hair, which made him invincible. [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter His daughter]] Scylla (not the one from ''Literature/TheOdyssey'') fell in love with the invading king, Minos, and cut it off to give to him. Unfortunately for her, Minos was utterly horrified at her lack of filial loyalty and ditched her. She and Nisus got [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves turned into birds]], forever predator and prey. That's the Greek version; there may be others. In some versions, it turns out [[HeyItsThatGuy yes, it is 'that Scylla']]. You do not murder your father, dearie, [[TransformationTrauma there are consequences]]!

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* In Myth/ClassicalMythology King Nisus of the Megarians had a red/purple lock of hair, which made him invincible. [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter His daughter]] Scylla (not the one from ''Literature/TheOdyssey'') fell in love with the invading king, Minos, and cut it off to give to him. Unfortunately for her, Minos was utterly horrified at her lack of filial loyalty and ditched her. She and Nisus got [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves turned into birds]], forever predator and prey. That's the Greek version; there may be others. In some versions, it turns out [[HeyItsThatGuy yes, it is 'that Scylla']].Scylla'. You do not murder your father, dearie, [[TransformationTrauma there are consequences]]!
11th Apr '16 12:15:10 PM Morgenthaler
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* Among the Tiste Edur people in Steven Erikson's ''MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', those banished in disgrace are "shorned" (shaven bald), and their scalps doused in chemicals so their hair will never grow back, to mark them as outlaws.

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* Among the Tiste Edur people in Steven Erikson's ''MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', those banished in disgrace are "shorned" (shaven bald), and their scalps doused in chemicals so their hair will never grow back, to mark them as outlaws.
21st Mar '16 4:04:30 AM Adept
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* Tsukushi is in the receiving end of this in the second half of ''HanaYoriDango''.

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* Tsukushi is in the receiving end of this in the second half of ''HanaYoriDango''.''Manga/HanaYoriDango''.
19th Mar '16 2:35:39 AM darkknight109
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** During the Meiji Restoration, there was a concerted (and, eventually, successful) push to abolish the samurai class. One of the reforms implemented was banning topknots. Those born to the ''shizoku'' (privileged) class mostly opposed this move and many of them continued to wear topknots in defiance of the ban. As one of the responses from the Japanese government, schoolteachers were instructed to cut topknots off of any students that still wore the style (occasionally complicated in the more remote areas of Japan where the "schoolchildren" had delayed their education by a few years and weren't so much children as young men, fully capable of fighting off an overzealous teacher coming for their topknot). Gichin Funokoshi, one of the founding fathers of modern karate and a former schoolteacher himself, wrote in his memoirs about having to subdue unruly students for their government-mandated haircut and about the tears and frustration that often accompanied such actions.
18th Mar '16 2:33:41 PM Dechstreme
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* In the ''{{Main/Naruto}}'' arc involving the main trio's first test for chounin, they are attacked by another group of ninja. The attacking kunoichi has Sakura by a fistful of her hair, and quips abut how pretty her hair is and that if she "spent more time training and less time shampooing", then she wouldn't be in this situation (Sakura had grown it out to make herself more attractive to Sasuke). Angrily, Sakura grabs a knife and chops it off herself to get away, having [[Rival Ino]] tidy it up later.

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* In the ''{{Main/Naruto}}'' arc involving the main trio's first test for chounin, they are attacked by another group of ninja. The attacking kunoichi has Sakura by a fistful of her hair, and quips abut how pretty her hair is and that if she "spent more time training and less time shampooing", then she wouldn't be in this situation (Sakura had grown it out to make herself more attractive to Sasuke). Angrily, Sakura grabs a knife and chops it off herself to get away, having [[Rival [[TheRival Ino]] tidy it up later.
14th Mar '16 11:26:37 AM MelodyRoseGold
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* In Hana Yori Dango after main character Tsukushi Makino gets kidnapped by [[spoiler: Junpei Oribe]] his accomplices cut a huge hunk of her hair off as proof they have her to give Tsukasa Domyouji in order to lure him into a trap[[spoiler: they wanted to beat him up because of things he did in the past]]
29th Feb '16 11:34:55 AM GrammarNavi
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29th Feb '16 11:34:47 AM GrammarNavi
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* Subverted in ''ThirdRockFromTheSun'' when an upset girlfriend cuts off Tommy's ponytail and hands it to him before storming away. Tommy, an alien crammed into human form, reacts with something to the effect of "Wow, if I'd known I could get rid of that damn thing so easily I would have done it a long time ago!"

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* Subverted in ''ThirdRockFromTheSun'' ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' when an upset girlfriend cuts off Tommy's ponytail and hands it to him before storming away. Tommy, an alien crammed into human form, reacts with something to the effect of "Wow, if I'd known I could get rid of that damn thing so easily I would have done it a long time ago!"
28th Feb '16 4:53:19 PM MsChibi
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** Also, the instructions for when an Israelite soldier decided that a (non-Canaanite) female prisoner of war was attractive. ''After'' the war was over, he was to take her into his home, shave her head and trim her nails, get rid of her old clothes and other cultural attachments, and give her a month to mourn her family and culture. After that month of mourning was up, she would become his wife. If he then decided that he didn't want her anymore, he was to let her go free, and was not allowed to sell her into slavery.
28th Feb '16 4:45:23 PM MsChibi
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Compare ImportantHaircut, where it is often self-induced to indicate a change in values or goals, and ExpositoryHairstyleChange for when there's any hairstyle change that also indicates a change in character. See also ScarsAreForever and BeautyToBeast for the grisly body part version, as well as the milder and more comedic version, NobodyTouchesTheHair. If this gets PlayedForLaughs then it's a GagHaircut though it does overlap with this since it can still be traumatic for the character.

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Compare ImportantHaircut, where it is often self-induced to indicate a change in values or goals, and ExpositoryHairstyleChange for when there's any hairstyle change that also indicates a change in character. See also ScarsAreForever and BeautyToBeast for the grisly body part version, as well as the milder and more comedic version, NobodyTouchesTheHair. If this gets PlayedForLaughs then it's a GagHaircut though it does overlap with this since it can still be traumatic for the character.
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