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[[caption-width-right:350:To do: find the sword of legend, beat up Mildred's dad, and make out.]]

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Haircut is a short webcomic by Sara Goetter. Knight Lady Beatrice and Princess Mildred set out on a quest to obtain the sword of legends and defeat Mildred’s evil necromancer father.

The story and its prequel can be read [[http://sgoetter.com/comics/original-fiction/haircut/ here]]. Goetter has also created bonus content on her blog and in the printed edition.

!Tropes in ''Haircut''
* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Beatrice’s sword cuts through bone in one slash.
* ActionGirl: Lady Beatrice is head of the Knight’s Guard and capable of slashing through hordes of undead on her own.
* AlwaysAChildToParent: Mildred’s father does this: trying to ground her, referring to her as “Milly” or her full name with title, and believing that she couldn’t possibly have left of her own free will.
* AmbiguouslyAbsentParent: Mildred’s mother never appears or gets mentioned, though her husband and daughter are main characters.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Lady Beatrice. Understandable, as the comic is very short and takes place in a fantasy world with minimal worldbuilding.
* ArchnemesisDad: Played with. The king believes that Mildred has been kidnapped and will be happy to come home. In fact, Mildred hates him and is actively working to bring him down.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Mildred angrily tells her father that Lady Beatrice is stronger than he is, home is the only place too dangerous for her, and her hair looks really good short.
* BadassCape: Beatrice wears a cape with her armor while slaughtering hordes of undead.
* BodyguardCrush: Discussed in Mildred’s internal monologue as she tries to get over her crush on Lady Beatrice.
-->'''Mildred''' (thinking): Stop reading into every little thing. She’s just being nice. It’s literally her job. I’m the princess and she’s the head of the knight’s guard. That’s it...I mean, it’s not like a princess and a knight dating is unheard of…
*CallingTheOldManOut:
-->'''Mildred''': First of all: that “brute”’s name is Lady Beatrice and she’s stronger than you’ll ever be! Second of all: the only place too dangerous for me is at home with you! And third of all...my hair looks really good short!
* CoolCrown: Mildred always wears her crown.
* DemBones: The king’s army is made up of skeletons.
* ExpressiveSkull: The skeleton General through which the king channels himself.
* FakedKidnapping: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]: while the king thought that Mildred was kidnapped, she in fact left of her own free will and didn’t realize that he thought otherwise.
* ForcefulKiss: Overwhelmed by confidence after dispelling her father, Mildred grabs a shocked Beatrice and dips her into a kiss.
* FullNameBasis: The king greets Mildred as “Princess Mildred the Third!” to show his displeasure.
* InSeriesNickname: Mildred’s father calls her Milly. Mildred calls Beatrice “B.”
* LadyAndKnight: A same-sex variant. Mildred is the lady to Beatrice’s knight, although Beatrice’s official title is “Lady.”
* LegendaryWeapon: Implied: The MacGuffin Mildred and Beatrice are after is the Sword of Legends.
* MissingMom: Mildred’s.
* {{Necromancer}}: Mildred’s father the king is one. His abilities include making skeleton armies pop out of the ground anywhere and channeling himself through one of his undead generals.
* NightOfTheLivingMooks: Mildred’s father utilizes an army of skeletons. See DemBones.
* OutgrowingTheChildishName: [[ImpliedTrope Implied]]: Mildred’s father always refers to her as “Milly” and refuses to acknowledge that she’s an adult and not under his control anymore.
* ParentalTitleCharacterization: Mildred continues to refer to her father as “Dad” even when fighting with him, implying that their relationship was relatively close despite his evil and her running away.
* RebelliousPrincess: Mildred recognized that her father was evil and ran away with Beatrice to try and stop him.
* TheRunaway: Mildred ran away from her father and joined Beatrice on her quest to get the Sword of Legends and defeat him. He thought she was kidnapped.
* SkeletonMotif: The king is a necromancer, and a brief ImagineSpot has him standing atop a pile of skulls in triumph as his banner of a skull on a crown flies above his skeletal army.
* SpeechBubbles: When the king is shown from Mildred’s perspective, his speech bubbles are black because he is channeling himself through an undead general. In person, his speech bubbles are normal white.
* TakeOverTheWorld: The king’s goal.
* TrueBlueFemininity: While the comic is black and white, a [[https://smgoetter.tumblr.com/post/88148115440/do-you-have-any-full-color-pictures-of-princess color reference on Goetter’s blog]] has Mildred wearing a blue dress while Beatrice wears a blue cape.
* YouAreGrounded:
-->'''King''': PRINCESS MILDRED THE THIRD! Not one more step young lady. You are [[PunctuatedForEmphasis so. Grounded.]]
-->'''Mildred''': Dad, you can’t ground me. I’m an adult now.
-->'''King''': Oh, I can and I will!

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