Playing With: Psycho Lesbian

Basic Trope: A lesbian who is insane, especially due to unrequited love for another female character.
  • Straight: Alice, a lesbian character, is mad about Stephanie. Literally.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Alice is completely out-of-control and will do anything to get her hands on the women she desires.
    • Every single lesbian character in the universe is confined to a mental institution.
  • Downplayed:
    • Alice is only marginally less pleasant than the average people.
    • Alice Facebook-stalks Stephanie and keeps a hairpin that she saw fall out of Stephanie's hair. But really, she's mostly harmless, if a bit annoying.
    • Alice is a lesbian and a Cloudcuckoolander, but she doesn't try to hurt anyone.
  • Justified:
    • Alice's girlfriend was assaulted, resulting in her death, and Alice is now on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge, which has been going on for so long that's it's had a considerable detrimental effect on her sanity.
    • Alice has been experiencing a series of relationship breakdown.
    • Alice is a Yandere who happens to be a lesbian.
    • Being a lesbian doesn't make anyone less susceptible to The Dark Side.
    • Lesbian women represent a large group (even if only 1% of women were lesbians, it would still mean 35 million lesbians). Women suffering from dangerous psychosis are also a large group (if 1% of women were dangerously psychotic, it would account for 35 millions of them). Statistically, some degree of overlap between two sufficiently large groups which are not mutually exclusive is virtually guaranteed. So statistics dictate there would be at least a few psychotic lesbians running around.
  • Inverted:
    • Alice is the Only Sane Man in a cast of psychotic straight people.
    • The villains are a straight guy who thinks Girl-on-Girl Is Hot and a rabid Yuri Fan that creep out Alice with their unwelcome propositions.
  • Subverted:
  • Double Subverted:
  • Parodied:
  • Zig Zagged: Alice is actually trying to escape from Emperor Evulz and is constructing a plan with Stephanie, but before that can happen, she breaks from the stress and goes truly insane, then Stephanie reveals that she has been working for Master of Destruction all along..
  • Averted:
    • Lesbians are just as sane or insane as the rest of the cast.
    • There are no gay characters in the cast.
  • Enforced:
    • "True lesbians are very efficient as scary opponents since women fear being raped by them and men just can't seduce them."
    • Alice is in an anime/videogame/name-your-medium-here that covers a lot of fetishes.
  • Lampshaded: "My dear Stephanie, you don't seem to understand. I want you and no is not an answer. Simple as that."
  • Invoked: Bob intentionally drives Alice insane because he's working for a fourth evil mastermind...
  • Exploited: Emperor Evulz hires an entire battalion of lesbians, promising that the most bloodthirsty and most psychotic one will be able to molest his dauther.
  • Defied:
    • "I'm not insane. I just happen not to want to suck your penis or anybody else's for that matter. Your genitals are not a recognized measure of female sanity, are they?"
    • Alice eventually calms down and realizes that she won't get anyone to like her through her behaviour and resolves to remain a lesbian but to be more reasonable about it. It's an ongoing process.
  • Discussed: "Gee, I hope Alice doesn't go insane. She took Stephanie's refusal hard."
  • Conversed: "There's hardly any positive non-bisexual lesbian on screen these days..."
  • Deconstructed: Her insanity leads her to If I Can't Have You and she just won't accept any woman she has set her views on to say no to her.
  • Played For Laughs: A Romantic Comedy series which casts are all Psycho Lesbians.
  • Played For Drama: Alice has fallen in love with Stephanie, but Stephanie's straight. Stephanie is afraid of telling Alice she doesn't swing that way for fear of what her reaction might be.

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  • Reconstructed: ???