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** Alice is diagnosed with hysteria, not because she's ''actually'' sick, but because this is the VictorianEra, and she (''gaspshockhorror'') doesn't want to have children.

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** Alice is diagnosed with hysteria, not because she's ''actually'' sick, but because this is the VictorianEra, TheGayNineties, and she (''gaspshockhorror'') [[AndThatsTerrible doesn't want to have children.children]].

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** Alice is in the middle of a ScreamingBirth.
** Alice has a ''diagnosed'' mental disorder, such as [[HollywoodPersonalityDisorders borderline personality disorder]].
** Alice is diagnosed with hysteria, not because she's ''actually'' sick, but because this is the VictorianEra, and she (''gaspshockhorror'') doesn't want to have children.


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** It's NotReallyABirthScene.
** It's a disorder that carries a lot of stigma, and causes people (men, especially) to write her off as "crazy."
** The generally held idea is that no sane woman would want to pass up motherhood (even considering the high rate of DeathByChildbirth) and/or other AcceptableFeminineGoals, and [[InsaneTrollLogic therefore Alice must be crazy]]. Alice is sent to an asylum, and given a {{Lobotomy}}.

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** Alice is squealing with excitement because she just won the lottery.
** Alice is crying because Bob just dumped her. [[{{Jerkass}} On national television!]]


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** She won $5 off a scratch ticket, not the millions or billions that would (to most people) be worth {{Squee}}ing over.
** She wasn't even his girlfriend; she went on one date with him when they got matched up on ''[[RealityTV The Love Seat]]'', and he told her that he wasn't really interested in seeing her again. Five years ago!

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** Alice is sick, and goes to the emergency room.


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** It's then revealed that she's there (or at her primary care doctor or urgent care) almost ''daily'', yet all her tests come back normal, and the doctors can never find anything physically wrong with her. [[{{Hypochondriac}} Alice is convinced that every ache, pain, and sniffle is a sign that she's dying, and spends too much time on WebMD]].


* '''Straight''':
** [[TheChick Alice]] is rather neurotic, always crying or worrying.
** Alternatively, Alice is a GenkiGirl

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* '''Straight''':
**
'''Straight''': [[TheChick Alice]] is rather neurotic, always crying or worrying.
** Alternatively, Alice is a GenkiGirl
worrying.



* '''Downplayed''': Alice is overly emotional, but no one really cares about it, because she is too quiet or just fails at attracting attention.

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* '''Downplayed''': Alice is overly emotional, but no not the only one really cares about it, because she is too quiet to be visibly frightened or upset, it's just fails at attracting attention.Alice's reactions are more notable then everyone else's.



** The BigBad is trying to BreakTheCutie through various methods of [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]] and rape...and [[DrivenToMadness it's]] [[DespairEventHorizon working.]]
** Something ''really'' bad has just happened, is happening, or is about to happen.
* '''Inverted''': Alice is an EmotionlessGirl or [[WomenAreWiser generally more sensible than others]].
* '''Gender Inverted''': Bob ScreamsLikeALittleGirl and cries profusely.

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** The BigBad is trying to BreakTheCutie [[BreakTheCutie break her spirit]] through various methods of [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]] and rape...rape, and [[DrivenToMadness it's]] [[DespairEventHorizon working.]]
working]].
** Something ''really'' really bad has just happened, is happening, or is about to happen.
* '''Inverted''':
happen. Alice is an EmotionlessGirl unable to do anything, or even communicate what's going on to someone who can help.
* '''Inverted''':
** Alice [[EmotionlessGirl shows very little emotion]].
** Alice is
[[WomenAreWiser generally more sensible than others]].
* '''Gender Inverted''': Bob ScreamsLikeALittleGirl and cries profusely.pitifully.



* '''Double Subverted''': But then [[LoveInterest Bob]] is KilledOffForReal, and Alice crosses the DespairEventHorizon.

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* '''Double Subverted''': Subverted''':
** The director criticizes Alice's acting technique, and then she loses her cool for real.
**
But then [[LoveInterest Bob]] is KilledOffForReal, killed, and Alice crosses the DespairEventHorizon.



* '''Zig Zagged''':
** Alice is a {{Tsundere}}
** Sometimes Alice doesn't react at all, sometimes she reacts normally/realistically, and sometimes her reaction is so over-the-top as to be unbelievable, depending on a) [[ItMakesSenseInContext the situation]] and/or b) [[DependingOnTheWriter the writer]]

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* '''Zig Zagged''':
** Alice is a {{Tsundere}}
**
Zagged''': Sometimes Alice doesn't react at all, sometimes she reacts normally/realistically, and sometimes her reaction is so over-the-top as to be unbelievable, depending on a) [[ItMakesSenseInContext the situation]] and/or b) or [[DependingOnTheWriter the writer]]



* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???Charlie, a misogynistic business owner, gives Alice a job so he can prove that "women shouldn't work here".



* '''Conversed''': ???
* '''Deconstructed''': This makes Alice [[{{Chickification}} look]] [[DamselScrappy weak]] and holds her CharacterDevelopment back. Furthermore, it breaks the audience's WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief, especially modern audiences used to the idea that women are not insane just because they're women.
* '''Reconstructed''': Alice reacts to situations, but in a believable manner.

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* '''Conversed''': ???
"Another crazy screaming woman character".
* '''Deconstructed''': This makes Alice [[{{Chickification}} look]] [[DamselScrappy weak]] and holds her CharacterDevelopment back. Furthermore, it breaks the audience's WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief, especially modern audiences used to the idea that women Alice's mental and/or physical aliments are not insane just diagnosed and treated, because they're women.
everyone thinks the symptoms are just "crazy woman" behavior.
* '''Reconstructed''': Alice reacts to situations, but in a believable manner.???


* '''Gender Inverted''': Bob ScreamsLikeALittleGirl and cries WaterWorks.

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* '''Gender Inverted''': Bob ScreamsLikeALittleGirl and cries WaterWorks.profusely.


* '''Enforced''': [[ValuesDissonance Sexist pigs who should feel ashamed]].

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* '''Enforced''': [[ValuesDissonance Sexist pigs who should feel ashamed]].[[AuthorTract The writer(s) is/are a (bunch of) sexist pig(s)]], plain and simple.


* '''Enforced''': [[ValuesDissonance Prevailing views about the nature and role of women]].

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* '''Enforced''': [[ValuesDissonance Prevailing views about the nature and role of women]].Sexist pigs who should feel ashamed]].


** Alice is TheChick in an older work.


** Alice and Bob are really a BattleCouple of ColdSniper s. Alice screams to distract the bad guys while Bob is taking aim.

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** Alice and Bob are really a BattleCouple of ColdSniper s.{{Cold Sniper}}s. Alice screams to distract the bad guys while Bob is taking aim.


* '''Exaggerated''': Alice does nothing the whole time but scream. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o2lJoDuZmU This illustrates Alice pretty well around the first 10 seconds. Watch out, it's pretty loud.]]

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* '''Exaggerated''': Alice does nothing the whole time but scream. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o2lJoDuZmU This illustrates Alice pretty well around the first 10 seconds. Watch out, it's pretty loud.]]


* '''Exaggerated''': Alice does nothing the whole time but scream
* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Exaggerated''': Alice does nothing the whole time but scream
scream. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o2lJoDuZmU This illustrates Alice pretty well around the first 10 seconds. Watch out, it's pretty loud.]]
* '''Downplayed''': ???Alice is overly emotional, but no one really cares about it, because she is too quiet or just fails at attracting attention.


* '''Basic Trope''': [[AlwaysFemale A female character]] who is overly emotional.
* '''Played Straight''':
** [[TheChick Alice]] is rather neurotic, always crying or worrying.

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* '''Basic Trope''': [[AlwaysFemale A female character]] who is overly emotional.
* '''Played Straight''':
'''Straight''':
** [[TheChick Alice]] is rather neurotic, always crying or worrying.



* '''Inverted''': Alice is an EmotionlessGirl or [[WomenAreWiser generally more sensible than others]].
* '''Gender Inverted''': Bob ScreamsLikeALittleGirl and cries WaterWorks.

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* '''Inverted''': Alice is an EmotionlessGirl or [[WomenAreWiser generally more sensible than others]].
* '''Gender Inverted''': Bob ScreamsLikeALittleGirl and cries WaterWorks.
'''Downplayed''': ???



** Something ''really'' bad has just happened, is happening, or is about to happen.

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** Something ''really'' bad has just happened, is happening, or is about to happen. happen.
* '''Inverted''': Alice is an EmotionlessGirl or [[WomenAreWiser generally more sensible than others]].
* '''Gender Inverted''': Bob ScreamsLikeALittleGirl and cries WaterWorks.



** Alice and Bob are really a BattleCouple of ColdSniper s. Alice screams to distract the bad guys while Bob is taking aim.

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** Alice and Bob are really a BattleCouple of ColdSniper s. Alice screams to distract the bad guys while Bob is taking aim.



* '''Deconstructed''': This makes Alice [[{{Chickification}} look]] [[DamselScrappy weak]] and holds her CharacterDevelopment back. Furthermore, it breaks the audience's WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief, especially modern audiences used to the idea that women are not insane just because they're women.
* '''Reconstructed''': Alice reacts to situations, but in a believable manner.



** Alice screams bloody murder [[MinorInjuryOverreaction upon receiving a paper cut]].

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** Alice screams bloody murder [[MinorInjuryOverreaction upon receiving a paper cut]].



* '''Lampshaded''': "Oh Alice, you're getting hysterical again...Here." *slap!* *slap!* "Now [[GetAHoldofYourselfMan get a hold of yourself, woman!]]"



* '''Enforced''': [[ValuesDissonance Prevailing views about the nature and role of women]].

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* '''Enforced''': [[ValuesDissonance Prevailing views about the nature and role of women]]. women]].
* '''Lampshaded''': "Oh Alice, you're getting hysterical again...Here." *slap!* *slap!* "Now [[GetAHoldofYourselfMan get a hold of yourself, woman!]]"



* '''Defied''': Alice doesn't want to look weak or risk the team, so she keeps a stiff upper lip.
* '''Discussed''':
* '''Conversed''':
* '''Played For Laughs''': See Parodied

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* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': Alice doesn't want to look weak or risk the team, so she keeps a stiff upper lip.
lip.
* '''Discussed''':
'''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''':
'''Conversed''': ???
* '''Played For Laughs''': See Parodied'''Deconstructed''': This makes Alice [[{{Chickification}} look]] [[DamselScrappy weak]] and holds her CharacterDevelopment back. Furthermore, it breaks the audience's WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief, especially modern audiences used to the idea that women are not insane just because they're women.
* '''Reconstructed''': Alice reacts to situations, but in a believable manner.



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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???


* '''Gender Inverted''': Bob ScreamsLikeALittleGirl and cries ManlyTears

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* '''Gender Inverted''': Bob ScreamsLikeALittleGirl and cries ManlyTearsWaterWorks.

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