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22nd Mar '17 12:21:19 PM patternleap
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-->'''Dola''': There's nothin' worse than having your pigtails shot off!
18th Mar '17 11:37:39 AM nombretomado
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* Pictured above: Evie has her head shaved for her interrogation in ''Film/VForVendetta''. [[spoiler: Upon finding out that it was V who actually put her through the whole ordeal, her ''first'' accusation was that "you cut my hair!" Even before mentioning that he tortured her.]] Notably, NataliePortman ''really'' had her head shaved for that scene, and she stated that it's something she had wanted to do for a while.

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* Pictured above: Evie has her head shaved for her interrogation in ''Film/VForVendetta''. [[spoiler: Upon finding out that it was V who actually put her through the whole ordeal, her ''first'' accusation was that "you cut my hair!" Even before mentioning that he tortured her.]] Notably, NataliePortman Creator/NataliePortman ''really'' had her head shaved for that scene, and she stated that it's something she had wanted to do for a while.
15th Dec '16 12:32:21 AM PaulA
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* Ehlana gets a drawn-out version during the [[Literature/TheElenium Tamuli]]; each message her kidnappers send to Sparhawk include a lock of her hair. By the time Sparhawk catches up with them, she's been shaved bald ... which shouldn't have been necessary, there weren't that many messages. Her kidnappers may have taken extra for the trauma value.

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* Ehlana gets a drawn-out version during the [[Literature/TheElenium Tamuli]]; ''Literature/TheTamuli''; each message her kidnappers send to Sparhawk include a lock of her hair. By the time Sparhawk catches up with them, she's been shaved bald ... which shouldn't have been necessary, there weren't that many messages. Her kidnappers may have taken extra for the trauma value.
3rd Nov '16 7:21:04 PM MelodyRoseGold
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* Tsukushi is in the receiving end of this in the second half of ''Manga/HanaYoriDango''.

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* In ''Manga/HanaYoriDango'' after main character Tsukushi is 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 since [[spoiler: they wanted to beat him up because of things he did in the receiving end of this past]]. The cut and her mother's well-intentioned but awkward attempt to fix it leaves Tsukushi looking ''terrible'', until Rui manages to cut it in the second half of ''Manga/HanaYoriDango''.a more manageable way.



* 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 since [[spoiler: they wanted to beat him up because of things he did in the past]]. The cut and her mother's well-intentioned but awkward attempt to fix it leaves Tsukushi looking ''terrible'', until Rui manages to cut it in a more manageable way.

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* In ''Hana Yori Dango'' ''Manga/HanaYoriDango'' 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 since [[spoiler: they wanted to beat him up because of things he did in the past]]. The cut and her mother's well-intentioned but awkward attempt to fix it leaves Tsukushi looking ''terrible'', until Rui manages to cut it in a more manageable way.
9th Oct '16 12:12:54 PM BigHero6
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** Bubbles becomes a lovely victim to this trope in the [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016 reboot]]. In "Bubbles of the Opera", the apprentice for the hair salon turns out to be the same woman who gave Bubbles a bad school photo. What does she do? She makes Bubbles' hair very short. The apprentice ends up getting a restraining order for this.
8th Oct '16 4:45:47 PM AgProv
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* In ''Series/{{Frasier]]'', when the staffers of radio station KCYL accept a wieght-loss challenge against a rival station, a week of desperate remedies results in a final weigh-in where Frasier's team are losing by mere ounces. Ros Doyle, who has suffered more than most from privation, cannot accept this and demands a pair of scissors. She orders a team-mate to hack off her long pony-tail on live TV. Then demands a new weigh-in. The loss of half a pound or so of her hair ensures victory for her side.

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* In ''Series/{{Frasier]]'', ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', when the staffers of radio station KCYL accept a wieght-loss challenge against a rival station, a week of desperate remedies results in a final weigh-in where Frasier's team are losing by mere ounces. Ros Doyle, who has suffered more than most from privation, cannot accept this and demands a pair of scissors. She orders a team-mate to hack off her long pony-tail on live TV. Then demands a new weigh-in. The loss of half a pound or so of her hair ensures victory for her side.
8th Oct '16 4:45:12 PM AgProv
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* In ''Series/{{Frasier]]'', when the staffers of radio station KCYL accept a wieght-loss challenge against a rival station, a week of desperate remedies results in a final weigh-in where Frasier's team are losing by mere ounces. Ros Doyle, who has suffered more than most from privation, cannot accept this and demands a pair of scissors. She orders a team-mate to hack off her long pony-tail on live TV. Then demands a new weigh-in. The loss of half a pound or so of her hair ensures victory for her side.
4th Oct '16 1:17:10 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** In the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]], this is played differently. After the same revelations, Usagi locks herself in her room for at least two days. When the others get in, they see it's because her already super long hair is growing to ''immense'' speed and volume, and she's had to invoke the trope and continuously hack it off.

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** In the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]], manga]] and in ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'', this is played differently. After the same revelations, Usagi locks herself in her room for at least two days. When the others get in, they see it's because her already super long hair is growing to ''immense'' speed and volume, and she's had to invoke the trope and continuously hack it off.



* 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]]

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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: trap since [[spoiler: they wanted to beat him up because of things he did in the past]] past]]. The cut and her mother's well-intentioned but awkward attempt to fix it leaves Tsukushi looking ''terrible'', until Rui manages to cut it in a more manageable way.
1st Oct '16 3:22:58 PM Vandegraff1
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* In ancient Japan, a woman's hair [[http://www.h.ehime-u.ac.jp/~marx/courses/2004/fall/Hearn/Hearn-Hair.htm was considered one of her greatest treasures]]. Cutting her hair off against her will was considered to be on a level with raping her. So when it happens in anime it is significant by Japanese cultural standards (example: early in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', when Keiko enters Yusuke's burning house to save his still dead body. While she succeeds, Koenma states that, in return for saving her life, he had to take something away from her body. That, as it turns out, was her then.long hair - handwaved in which the fire had burned the hair at its tips, so they had to be cut off already. Yusuke gets pretty mad at Koenma when he sees this).

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* In ancient Japan, a woman's hair [[http://www.h.ehime-u.ac.jp/~marx/courses/2004/fall/Hearn/Hearn-Hair.htm was considered one of her greatest treasures]]. Cutting her hair off against her will was considered to be on a level with raping her. So when it happens in anime it is significant by Japanese cultural standards (example: early in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', when Keiko enters Yusuke's burning house to save his still dead body. While she succeeds, Koenma states that, in return for saving her life, he had to take something away from her body. That, as it turns out, was her then.long then-long hair - handwaved in which the fire had burned the hair at its tips, so they had to be cut off already. Yusuke gets pretty mad at Koenma when he sees this).
29th Sep '16 9:04:14 AM TomWalpertac2
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* [[DefiedTrope Defied]] in the MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfic "Shorn", in which Rarity refused to shave her mane as an acolyte to a monastery.

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* [[DefiedTrope Defied]] in the MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfic "Shorn", ''Fanfic/{{Shorn}}'' in which Rarity refused to shave her mane as an acolyte to a monastery.


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* One episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSVU'' had a young woman who was a member of an ecoterrorist group fall victim to this trope after she is believed to have leaked intel on the group or one of its members to the authorities.
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