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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.
  • Justified:
  • 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?"
  • 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.
  • Reconstructed: Alice eventually calms down and realized 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.
  • 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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