'''Basic Trope''': [[AlwaysFemale A female character]] who is overly emotional.
* '''Straight''': [[TheChick Alice]] is rather neurotic, always crying or worrying.
* '''Exaggerated''': Alice does nothing the whole time but scream.
* '''Downplayed''': Alice is not the only one to be visibly frightened or upset, it's just Alice's reactions are more notable then everyone else's.
* '''Justified''':
** Alice has a mental disorder.
** The BigBad is trying to [[BreakTheCutie break her spirit]] 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. Alice is unable to do anything, or even communicate what's going on to someone who can help.
* '''Inverted''':
** Alice [[EmotionlessGirl shows very little emotion]].
** Alice is [[WomenAreWiser generally more sensible than others]].
* '''Gender Inverted''': Bob ScreamsLikeALittleGirl and cries pitifully.
* '''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''':
** The director criticizes Alice's acting technique, and then she loses her cool for real.
** But then [[LoveInterest Bob]] is killed, 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''': 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 [[ItMakesSenseInContext the situation]] or [[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''': Charlie, a misogynistic business owner, gives Alice a job so he can prove that "women shouldn't work here".
* '''Defied''': Alice doesn't want to look weak or risk the team, so she keeps a stiff upper lip.
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': "Another crazy screaming woman character".
* '''Deconstructed''': Alice's mental and/or physical aliments are not diagnosed and treated, because everyone thinks the symptoms are just "crazy woman" behavior.
* '''Reconstructed''': ???
* '''Played For Drama''': Alice is struggling with a serious mental disorder.
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