* In the 13th ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' movie - "The Raven Chaser" we see Ran [[spoiler:successfully dodging a bullet fired by a Black Syndicate member standing just in front of her. Truly one of her [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments of Awesome.]]]] A short slow-motion then happens, while we see this trope in use.
* Happens twice to Kirika in ''Anime/{{Noir}}'', once in the form of a bullet that grazes her head, apparently leaving her uninjured and undoing part of her LaserGuidedAmnesia, and again with a sword-wielding nun in the final episode. Mirielle also had one of these when she was a child; that's the apparent reason for her "half-bang" hairstyle.
* Natsuki of ''Anime/MaiHiME'' is angered to find that sword-wielding Mikoto has sheared off part of her hair with her giant claymore during their fight in the first episode. In this case we don't see the actual cut that takes it off, just the aftermath when Natsuki discovers it.
** In a later episode, she does this to Nagi when she attempts to shoot him, but the bullet misses leaves a nasty mark on his hair.
* Shizuru Viola in ''Anime/MaiOtome'' has a sniper's bullet shot through her hair that takes out a spy she's captured (see the main page's image), though the damage is not noticeable by the next time we see her.
* Meg from ''Anime/BurstAngel'' finds herself with a hole through her hair after Jo shoots through it to hit an enemy behind her.
* Nia from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' cuts her hair short after it's riddled with bullets during a fight. It's also CharacterDevelopment since the one who helps her with that is CoolBigSis Yoko, showing that they're putting away their disagreements.
* Nanami of ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' has this happen during her duel with Utena to emphasize the loss of her composure.
* It happens to Goku a couple of times in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. One scene in particular, from the first movie, is even included in the credits of the English version.
** Of course, Goku being a [[HumanAliens Saiyan]], it's back to normal by the next scene every time.
** In the special ''The History of Trunks'', Trunks manages to cut off a small bit of Android 18's hair using his sword. She gets angry "My hair! It doesn't grow back!" then proceeds, with the help of Android 17 to beat Trunks to a pulp.
** During Vegeta's battle with Recoome he tries to kill Recoome by blasting his head off with a ki-blast, but he survives the attack and it only burns off most of his hair.
* Akane getting caught in the middle of Ranma's fight with Ryoga in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', and the subsequent haircut, is an example that overlaps with ImportantHaircut.
* In one episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', a Scyther lops off part of Jessie's distinctive hairdo, and she becomes obsessed with getting even with the Pokémon. [[spoiler: Not only does she fail, but the Scyther ends up giving her, James, and Meowth ''mohawks'' in the end.]]
** In another episode, a Seviper that Team Rocket is trying to catch does the same thing. Jessie ''beats it into submission with her bare hands'', then captures it. She's had it for seven seasons (spanning two series) since.
* ''Manga/ShamanKing'' uses this on Bokuto no Ryu as a running gag, as his Elvis-esque pompadour is cut repeatedly. Very rarely is his pompadour ever intact, though he will go to absurd ends to cover up his mangled hair. (In the manga, he claims to use the hair-care product "[[BlandNameProduct Wrongain]]", obviously a Rogaine-spoof, to quickly grow his pompadour back.)
* Slicer cuts off Miyuki's braid in the ''VideoGame/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever'' OVA.
** This is later referenced in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' with Signum as a MythologyGag.
** Speaking of ''Nanoha'', you can barely see it (it's one of those "pause it and THEN you'll see it), but in Nanoha and Fate's climatic battle, some of Nanoha's hair ''is'' shot off by Fate's ProjectileSpell.
* ''Laputa: Anime/CastleInTheSky'' features Sheeta losing both of her pigtails after Muska shoots them off. Also a rare case where the hair being targeted is ''intentional'' -- he's doing it as a threat and says her ears are next. This is also a case of ImportantHaircut.
* During one of Teresa's fights in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' a few strands of her hair are seen blowing after her when Ilena attempts to attack her. However, this isn't so much hint that she's losing her composure (quite the opposite) but to show that she's [[BadAss just that good]] and they can't even touch her.
** Another example occurs when Clare rescues [[spoiler:Galatea from Agatha's clutches ? Clare's Windcutter nicks off a bit of Galatea's bangs, prompting Galatea to snark that her rescuer's technique needs refining.]]
* A slight subversion occurs in the second episode of ''Manga/ZombieLoan'': The cleaver that cuts off one of Michiru's braids actually does hit and fatally wound her. She's later resurrected and cuts the second one off herself.
* In the first episode of ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'' Nagasumi loses a few strands of hair when a dagger hits the wall close to his head.
** In a later episode, Akeno actually slices the top of his head off.
* In ''Manga/DGrayMan'', Lenalee Lee's formerly long GirlishPigtails are burned off in a close call during a life-threatening over ocean battle with a level 3 Akuma, leaving her hair extremely short and unkempt in the process.
* Occurs in ''Manga/ElfenLied'' to multiple characters (mainly Lucy and Nana). However more often than not, people do get dismembered and sliced in half a lot.
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'':
** Mikuru is subject to one of these during the baseball game when she ducks a fast moving baseball headed straight for her head.
** Not too long after, Yuki experiences the same thing, excepts she does it while standing comfortably at attention and catches only the balls that head straight for her face and other vital spots on her body.
** And this goddess gets another two from [[spoiler:Mikuru]] while filming the movie. Not by baseballs, not by BB pellets, [[spoiler:but by pressurized water balls, which promptly decimates the landscape behind her. AT POINT BLANK RANGE.]]
* In the ''LightNovel/KinosJourney'' novels, the young Shishou's hair has a [[http://www.filespace.org/xyzzyka/shishou.png ragged, gunshot appearance]], as though this is the only way she cuts her hair. Given the way she's been known to cut down trees later in life, this is perhaps unsurprising.
** Also, in the first coliseum fight, Kino faces an assassin with a bladed boomerang that manages to give her a tiny shave on the way back. Later Kino does this deliberately, clipping the hair of a MasterSwordsman to test his resolve. He doesn't flinch.
* In ''HunterXHunter'', Biscuit gets one of her pigtails cut off in a fight shortly after she is introduced. She continues to sport one-and-a-half pigtails for a while afterwards, before switching to a single ponytail.
* Chrono in ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' has his braid cut off during a battle with [[spoiler:Remington]]. Another example of an ImportantHaircut.
* ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'': Yue, after a mid-air scuffle with Ruby Moon, gets a portion of his hair severed by Ruby's swift hands.
* In ''[[LightNovel/FullMetalPanic Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid]]'' Kaname Chidori is targeted by assassin Xia Yu Lan. Fortunately her knees buckle at that precise moment and so the bullet just clips her hair.
* Played perfectly straight in ''Anime/DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries'' when Trish and Lady fight in the church. Trish fires on a temporarily helpless Lady, who feels no wound and pats herself down, to find strands of hair on her shoulder. "You BITCH you shot my hair!" and the fight turns to fisticuffs.
* It happens in ''Manga/OnePiece'' in the fight between Zoro and Hatchan. At one point during his fight with Hatchan, Zoro lops off one of the spikes of his hairdo. For a few seconds, the octopus man looks as if he's about to blow a gasket, but then he immediately calms down as he realizes [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "It's only hair, after all. It'll grow back."]]
* Death the Kid in ''Manga/SoulEater'' had once some of his hair cut off during a fight. However, since he's ''very'' obsessed with balance and symmetry, it was sufficient to ''knock him out''.
* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', Negi, Yue, Nodoka, Tsukuyomi, and even [[BigBad Fate]] have experienced this.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Charlotte Cuuhlhourne went [[BerserkButton berserk]] when Yumichika did this to him. It was implied that Yumichika did it [[GenreSavvy deliberately]] to [[TheDandy irritate]] Charlotte into releasing his power.
** Hisagi did it to Findor who was a little unsettled by it but didn't go berserk.
** In the anime, Toushirou managed to slice off a chunk of Gin's hair during their fight. Gin just [[StepfordSmiler carried on smiling]]...
** It appeared as though [[spoiler: Tsukishima]] had sliced off some of [[spoiler: Orihime]]'s hair when he cut her [[spoiler: until it turned out [[BrainwashedAndCrazy he'd done something else]] instead. She fixed up the hair damage with her powers]]. He ''did'', however, slice off some of [[spoiler: Riruka]]'s hair when [[TakingThebullet she blocked his attack]] of [[spoiler: Ichigo]] during his [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown]] triggered by [[spoiler: Ginjou's death.]]
* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', a few strands of Tamahome's hair are severed (in addition to him getting a slash across the cheek) while saving Miaka from thugs, just to show how {{badass}} he is. Note that this happened before [[spoiler:his fight with Suboshi, resulting in his ImportantHaircut.]]
* Sakuya get hers lopped off by a spear in ''VideoGame/{{Utawarerumono}}''.
* One MonsterOfTheWeek in ''Anime/SailorMoon'' was a doll with razor-sharp, projectile appendages. Sailor Mars just barely misses losing her head, and instead loses a few strands.
* In ''Manga/KingOfThorn'', not long after Marco gives Kasumi a gun, she [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace fires it accidentally]] and parts his hair.
* This is how Goku lost his long hair in ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'', when Gojyo first activated the shakujo staff without knowing how to use it.
* Lelouch's hair gets clipped in ''Anime/CodeGeass'' when [[spoiler:Shirley]] shoots at him after being [[MindRape mind raped]] by [[PsychopathicManchild Mao]].
* A ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' villain seemed particularly ticked off every time her hair was damaged. [[spoiler: Turns out it's because she's actually a body snatching wig. I.E. the hair is her real body.]]
* Manga/{{Ushio|AndTora}} tries to take out an enemy by tossing the spear... but only shaves off a few hairs.
* Happens in almost every fight scene in ''Manga/{{Change 123}}''. Everyone loses a few strands here and there, and yet it never adds up to a visible difference.
* In ''Manga/MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro'', Yako gets her hair clipped when Neuro uses her to demonstrate a "Slingshot Guillotine" (more visible in the manga).
* In ''Manga/WildRock'', Emba just barely escapes from the alligator he's trying to save Yuuen from. His [[BraidsOfAction Braid Of Action]] gets snapped clean off in the alligator's jaws.
* ''Manga/{{Softenni}}'' has Kotone, in a fit of jealousy, manage to undo Coach Mishimagi's ponytail and cut off a part of his hair. With a ''soft tennis ball''.
* In ''Manga/GunsmithCats'', Rally gets a goodly portion of hair from the left side of her head cut off when Gray slashes at her with his prosthetic blade-arm.
* Joe from ''Manga/{{ARAGO}}'' - as he receives a pair of glasses that allow him to see demons, and sees Seth for what he really is, Seth responds with a [[EyeBeams glare]] that nicks Joe's cheek and cuts a few strands of his sideburns loose.
* This happens a couple of times to Kenshin of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''.
* In one episode of Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket, Goemon has left Lupin's gang for another gang whom he thinks fits his lifestyle better, since he has betrayed them, Lupin feels that he should kill Goemon. So Lupin fires a shot at his head, but Goemon ducks and the bullet grazes his cheek and cuts off a few locks of his hair.
* In ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'', Lina gets a magic suppressing tiara latched onto her head to prevent her from using magic or suffer a nasty shock. After she and Gourry escaped from their cell, Gourry finds their weapons, and without hesitation, tosses Lina up and SLICES at her face with his sword as she fell. It took of a small strand of hair, but ultimately sliced off the tiara from her head. She repays him by bashing him over the head [[BreakingTheFourthWall WITH HER OWN SWEATDROP]].
* In ''Manga/{{Upotte}}'', Sako shoots off Sig's [[OdangoHair hair bun]]. Sig soon returns the favor by shooting off Sako's side braid, and letting her know that if she has to take a second shot, it'll be Sako's ''[[EarAche ear]]'' that comes off next.
* ''Manga/FutureDiary'' has a cop, Kurusu (4th), firing a shot at a terrorist, Minene (9th), during the Sakurami Middle School bombing.
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