'''Basic Trope''': [[AlwaysFemale A female character]] who is overly emotional.
* '''Straight''':
** [[TheChick Alice]] is rather neurotic, always crying or worrying.
** Alternatively, Alice is a GenkiGirl
* '''Exaggerated''': Alice does nothing the whole time but scream.
* '''Downplayed''': Alice is overly emotional, but no one really cares about it, because she is too quiet or just fails at attracting attention.
* '''Justified''':
** Alice has a mental disorder.
** The BigBad is trying to BreakTheCutie through various methods of [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]] and rape...and [[DrivenToMadness it's]] [[DespairEventHorizon working.]]
** Something ''really'' bad has just happened, is happening, or is about to happen.
* '''Inverted''': Alice is an EmotionlessGirl or [[WomenAreWiser generally more sensible than others]].
* '''Gender Inverted''': Bob ScreamsLikeALittleGirl and cries WaterWorks.
* '''Subverted''':
** Alice is actually an actress playing as a screaming heroine in a melodrama.
** Alice and Bob are really a BattleCouple of {{Cold Sniper}}s. Alice screams to distract the bad guys while Bob is taking aim.
* '''Double Subverted''': But then [[LoveInterest Bob]] is KilledOffForReal, and Alice crosses the DespairEventHorizon.
* '''Parodied''':
** Alice screams bloody murder [[MinorInjuryOverreaction upon receiving a paper cut]].
** Alice is literally crying over spilled milk.
** Bob hears Alice screaming, only to find she's not hurt, but he caught her mid-{{Squee}}
* '''Zig Zagged''':
** Alice is a {{Tsundere}}
** Sometimes Alice doesn't react at all, sometimes she reacts normally/realistically, and sometimes her reaction is so over-the-top as to be unbelievable, depending on a) [[ItMakesSenseInContext the situation]] and/or b) [[DependingOnTheWriter the writer]]
* '''Averted''': Alice usually remains calm and sane.
* '''Enforced''': [[ValuesDissonance Prevailing views about the nature and role of women]].
* '''Lampshaded''': "Oh Alice, you're getting hysterical again...Here." *slap!* *slap!* "Now [[GetAHoldofYourselfMan get a hold of yourself, woman!]]"
* '''Invoked''': [[BigBad Evil Elliott]] tortures Alice, hoping to either lure [[TheHero Bob]] to his lair, or get information from Alice.
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': Alice doesn't want to look weak or risk the team, so she keeps a stiff upper lip.
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???
* '''Deconstructed''': This makes Alice [[{{Chickification}} look]] [[DamselScrappy weak]] and holds her CharacterDevelopment back. Furthermore, it breaks the audience's WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief, especially modern audiences used to the idea that women are not insane just because they're women.
* '''Reconstructed''': Alice reacts to situations, but in a believable manner.
* '''Played For Drama''': Alice is struggling with a serious mental disorder.
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