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The Chaotic Queen
By definition, a Berserk Button requires you to go berserk. But I've found a few cases where people will any minor annoyance as an example. For Saints Row: The Third, Philipe is listed for being called French. The angriest he ever gets though is a stern correction. For Dragon Ball Z Abridged, Tien is listed for "weabos." But all he ever does is say "fucking weabos."

I've seen it in other lists, but these are the ones I remember right now. I decided to bring it here to discuss what to do before acting on it.
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 2 Fighteer, Tue, 6th May '14 7:04:18 AM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
This doesn't strike me as a necessary conversation. The definition of Berserk Button is clear; it just needs a project thread to keep it cleaned up. Maybe this should be moved to Short Term Projects.
Ironically, the pursuit of the definition of happiness does not appear to be a happiness-maximizing behavior.
 3 Gaon, Tue, 6th May '14 4:37:43 PM from Grim Up North Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
I also think it's namely Tranquil Fury that's the problem. Sure, they go berserk, but there are several characters who are monumentally pissed off without displaying any common "Berserk Button traits" (Tywin Lannister is an example: Offending his family earns his ire, but he almost never raises his voice or commits physical violence, we know that his ire is there due his reactions, which are actually quite mild).
Please tell me, what are you gonna do with the trope now? Huh?

 5 Larkmarn, Tue, 13th May '14 11:39:16 AM Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Do we have a trope for "thing that annoys a guy" like the examples in OP's post?

I could see it being tropeable, like a Trademark Favorite Food but a "Trademark Hated Thing" that doesn't really drive them berserk, but just annoys them.

 6 Fighteer, Tue, 13th May '14 11:40:52 AM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
"Thing that annoys a character" really seems too common to trope. Not a PSOC, but something so overwhelmingly frequent that it's notable only for its absence. That said, many characters do have "trademark quirks" such as a dislike for certain very specific things, and that's definitely tropable. In fact, I swear we already have it.

edited 13th May '14 11:41:37 AM by Fighteer

Ironically, the pursuit of the definition of happiness does not appear to be a happiness-maximizing behavior.
How about making a trope for "thing that annoys a guy"?

 8 Fighteer, Tue, 13th May '14 11:45:26 AM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
[up]Are you being combative just for the sake of it, or do you have something useful to contribute?
Ironically, the pursuit of the definition of happiness does not appear to be a happiness-maximizing behavior.
Is that what annoys you, Fighteer? smile

To answer the question more seriously: I just checked to see that we don't have an article named Pet Peeve, so it's likely we don't have that trope. Whether or not it's tropeworthy is another question.

edited 13th May '14 12:24:02 PM by Prfnoff

 10 Fighteer, Tue, 13th May '14 12:24:35 PM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
We have the whole Anger Tropes index to peruse.
Ironically, the pursuit of the definition of happiness does not appear to be a happiness-maximizing behavior.
Couldn't "things that annoy/anger a character, but don't make them go berserk" just be downplayed examples of this trope?
 
Okay, If you say so...

 13 Fighteer, Tue, 13th May '14 2:04:11 PM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
I'm not a fan of Downplayed Trope. It's way too murky in its definition. If there is a sufficiently large body of examples of a character who has a specific pet peeve that can be counted on to drive him nuts, then that's more than enough for its own trope.

Berserk Button is the sort of thing that drives a character to go on a Hulk-like rampage through a building, not write a Strongly Worded Letter or flip a table.

edited 13th May '14 2:04:31 PM by Fighteer

Ironically, the pursuit of the definition of happiness does not appear to be a happiness-maximizing behavior.
 14 Madrugada, Tue, 13th May '14 3:16:25 PM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
We probably don't have Pet Peeve because it's a supertrope. We have some of the subtropes of it, though. Off the top of my head Insistent Terminology, Do Not Call Me Paul, and My Nayme Is

edited 13th May '14 3:21:16 PM by Madrugada

'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
 15 Willbyr, Tue, 13th May '14 3:28:31 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] Hmmmm...making Pet Peeve a supertrope for those does sound like a good idea.
 16 Madrugada, Tue, 13th May '14 3:32:52 PM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Indeed. Missing Supertrope Syndrome strikes again. And those were simplty the ones I could call upo from memory, without checking any indexes. I'm sure that there's scads more, since almost anything can be a Pet Peeve. Names and what people call you or how they address you is just a big one.

'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
Well either way. When I clicked the link to Downplayed Trope in Fighteer's post I found out that that page actually potholes Berserk Button and talks about how "being slightly peeved" instead being incredibly furious is a downplayed version of Berserk Button. I didn't know that when I posted, but I find that incredibly funny from an ironic standpoint. LOL.

I suppose if we make a Pet Peeve Super Trope the description for Downplayed Trope might have to be tweaked too? [lol]

edited 13th May '14 7:45:00 PM by xanderiskander

 
 18 Madrugada, Tue, 13th May '14 7:44:29 PM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Yes, it would.
'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
 19 Septimus Heap, Tue, 13th May '14 11:08:30 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Pet Peeve definitively looks like a good trope. Who is up for YKTTW'ing it?

 20 Larkmarn, Wed, 14th May '14 5:21:07 AM Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
If no one else wants to, I'll take a crack at it.

Would Stock Yuck be a subtrope?

Ecce Homo Superior
[up]Stock Yuck is just "food that is commonly seen as disgusting", without being related to a single character's preferences. Are you thinking about Does Not Like Spam?
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 22 Willbyr, Sat, 14th Jun '14 6:06:35 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Clock is set.
 23 Willbyr, Wed, 18th Jun '14 6:05:47 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Clock's up; locking for inactivity.
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