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Aloof Dark-Haired Girl
: A tall, pretty, often brunette, and aloof girl.
Straight: Sophia is tall, dark-haired, attractive in an imposing way, and has an aloof demeanour.
Exaggerated: Sophia stands at 6'2'', never shows emotion, and makes straight women question their sexuality.
Downplayed: Sophia has dark hair, is taller and prettier than average, and rarely engages in major displays of emotion such as crying in public, although she's not necessarily above socializing.
Justified: It's In the Blood; most women in her family line are dark-haired girls.
Double Subverted: But once things get serious, she fits the trope to a T.
Parodied: Sophia takes a walk through the park, calmly ignoring or unaware of the ensuing Slapstick of the gaggle of men staring slack-jawed at her while doing important and dangerous tasks.
Zig Zagged: Sophia is tall, attractive and aloof... but then her comrades manage to get her fun side out. Then, some trauma happens and she becomes depressed and aloof again. She recovers... just before things get out of control in the team and she has to take charge, pull everyone together, and get them to focus and be serious.
Averted: Sophia shows few or none of these traits.
Lampshaded: "Why is it that all of you tall, pretty brunettes are so cold-shouldered?"
Invoked: Sophia knows she's attractive, but thinks she's too good for any of her admirers, so she acts aloof.
Exploited: So people will find her more attractive, Sophia dyes her hair black and cultivates a reserved, mysterious persona.
Defied: Sophia is tall, dark-haired, and pretty, but quite emotional. She does something like dye her hair, smile often, and does her makeup to look more plain so that people stop thinking she's weird for not fitting into the stereotype.
Discussed: "I'm surprised you're that emotional. Usually, the girl version of the tall, dark, and handsome stranger is pretty unemotive".
Conversed: "What!? That role shouldn't have had a pretty, cold girl in its place!"
Deconstructed: Sophia is actually very insecure and vulnerable, but hates appearing weak, so she makes herself pretty and puts up a cool, self-assured front.
Reconstructed: Sophia has achieved something or took a dramatic change of disposition. She's much more confident but prefers to still show a quiet confidence on her beautiful face.
Played For Laughs: A number of men and at least one woman have major crushes on Sophia and consider themselves her fan club, but she acts as though she can't even see them. Hijinks ensue.
Played For Drama: Sophia's cold demeanor results from her being So Beautiful, It's a Curse and prevents her seeking out the help or sympathy she'd need in order to heal.
Aloof Dark-Haired Girl