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.
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).
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.
"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.
Is that what annoys you, Fighteer?
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.
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.
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.
...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
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 PeeveSuper Trope the description for Downplayed Trope might have to be tweaked too?