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Basic Trope: An older woman who tried to enhance her graying hair, but the dye job came out wrong.

  • Straight: Alice's hair is a silvery-blue color, even though it wasn't that way when she was younger.
  • Exaggerated: Alice's hair isn't so much silvery blue as a rich azure.
  • Downplayed: Alice's hair is a slightly icy shade of white that suggests she's had a blue rinse.
  • Justified:
    • The dye job came out wrong because Alice's hair didn't absorb the right amount of dye.
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    • Alice actually wants blue hair.
    • Alice always had blue hair.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted:
    • Alice's hair isn't blue.
    • Alice wanted her hair to be blue.
  • Double Subverted:
    • But the dye job rendered it another undesirable color, such as going cotton-candy pink when it was supposed to be blonde.
    • ...or at least, that's what she tells people.
  • Parodied: Alice is a badass grandma with a blue mohawk.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted:
    • Alice's dye job went perfectly.
    • Alice didn't dye her hair.
  • Enforced: Small Reference Pools, Truth in Television
  • Lampshaded: "Grandma, what blue hair you have!"
  • Invoked: Alice notices her hair graying, and wants it to look nicer.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Alice decides she can't be bothered keeping up with all that color maintenance, so she decides to just leave her hair as is.
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  • Discussed: "Ah, that blue-rinse set...Grandma looked so weird, and yet so beautiful in her own way. Do old ladies still do that?"
  • Conversed: "Actually, these days they seem to be trying for gold more than silver".

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