Playing With / Shy Blue-Haired Girl

Basic Trope: A girl who has blue hair, is shy and demure.
  • Straight: Alice, a Shrinking Violet has blue hair.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Alice has ultramarine hair and she is so shy that she is socially dysfunctional.
    • Alice has ultramarine hair and is a painfully reserved Fragile Flower.
  • Downplayed: Alice just has blue highlights in her normal colored hair, and is only shy and reluctant when meeting people for the first time.
  • Justified:.
  • Inverted:
    • Fiery Redhead.
    • Alice has blue hair and has a cheery, outgoing personality.
    • Alice has blue hair but has a short temper and boisterous personality. The stars that burn at the highest temperatures look blue, after all.
    • Alice is bashful to the point of occasionally running away when someone she doesn't know says hello to her, but has pink hair.
    • Alice is shy because she's insecure about her red hair.
  • Subverted: Alice has blue hair and is normally very demure. However, when the situation gets rough, she morphs into a badass, foul-mouthed Action Girl.
  • Double Subverted:
    • As she adopts her new, badass, foul-mouthed persona, her hair turns red.
    • Her other persona is a defense mechanism. She wants just as badly to be left alone, but in this state she lashes out, both verbally and physically, rather than retreating.
  • Parodied:
    • Alice gets her hair dyed blue and immediately becomes withdrawn afterwards.
    • Alice is a New Transfer Student, and Bob, Charles and Diane want to make her feel welcome.
    Bob (to Alice): HI, NEW GIRL!
    Alice: (runs away screaming)
    Charles: See? I told you people with blue hair were weird!
    Diane: (facepalm)
  • Zig Zagged:
    • Alice is blue-haired, but she gets frequent mood swings. She's quiet and shy one moment, and boisterous and loud the next.
    • Alice is a Dandere, and once she warms up to you she's friendly and outgoing.
  • Averted:
    • Alice hasn't got blue hair or she isn't shy or both.
    • Shyness is not dependent on hair color.
  • Enforced: "We have to make sure the audience knows this character is shy from the get-go. The only way to do that is to make her blue-haired."
  • Lampshaded: "No wonder you have blue hair! You're so shy and quiet!"
  • Invoked: Alice dyes her hair blue to appear like this trope.
  • Exploited: Brenda the bully specifically seeks out blue-haired girls like Alice, knowing that she'll be too shy to make a ruckus and let Brenda and her Girl Posse walk all over her.
  • Defied: Outgoing loudmouth carol dyes her hair blue specifically to kick the stereotype in the metaphorical nards.
  • Discussed: "Do you think they're any correlation between hair-color and shyness?"
  • Conversed: "Gee, it's like hair color is an index of personality in this show. All the blue-haired girls are shy and withdrawn!"
  • Implied: Alice is socially award and bald throughout the show, but when she hasn't shaved recently, we can see a blueish tint to her scalp.
  • Deconstructed: Everyone Alice dates assumes that she is this, because of her hair colour. In frustration, Alice dyes her hair red, in order to get people to take her seriously.
  • Reconstructed: Alice dyes her hair red to escape the stereotypying, but finds that the social expectation has gotten to her, and she does indeed still have social anxiety left, no matter what color she dyes her hair.

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