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Basic Trope: A character with red hair is easily angered and has a generally feisty personality.

  • Straight: Alice is Hot-Blooded with a Hair-Trigger Temper and has red hair.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Evil Redhead
    • All characters with red hair in the series have hot tempers.
    • Or a character with blood-red hair is an Ax-Crazy Psycho for Hire whose victims will be redheads when she's done with them.
  • Downplayed: Alice is easily annoyed, which she expresses through withering glances and sharp remarks, and has red hair.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted: A bully specifically targets Alice, assuming she's easily going to get angry because of her hair color, but she ignores the teasing calmly because Alice is an Emotionless Girl, a mellow redhead if you will.
  • Double Subverted: But the bully should have remembered to Beware the Nice Ones because when he is least expecting it, Alice punches him in the face and unleashes a Cluster F-Bomb.
    • Alice, being human and all does have her limits, so if even she gets mad and gives a What the Hell, Hero? reaction, you know you royally fucked up.
  • Parodied:
    • Everyone in the anger management class has red hair.
    • Alternatively, Alice, a natural blonde, dyes her hair red and turns into a Mood-Swinger.
    • Alice is a Shrinking Violet with red hair. But because the area she's in doesn't have many redheads, everybody thinks of her as The Dreaded and won't dare insult her for how they think she'll react.
  • Zig Zagged: A bully targets Alice but she ignores him, until he goes too far and she Groin Attacks. However, she is calm while berating him, showing that her temper is still in check, until the bully says something completely unrelated and unintentional and she Megaton Punches him out of town.
  • Averted: Either Alice is no more hotheaded than any other character or there are no hotheaded characters in the cast.
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  • Enforced: Give Alice a temper, people won't believe she's a real redhead without it.
  • Lampshaded:
    Bob: Look out for Alice's temper, she's just like a typical redhead.
  • Invoked:
    Alice: You don't want to make me angry! I'm a redhead!
  • Exploited:
    • Alice and the gang need a distraction, so they stage a scene where Alice has a screaming fit, knowing everyone will buy the act since she has red hair.
    • Alice is a redheaded Martial Pacifist who exploits this reputation to overcome conflicts without the use of violence.
  • Defied: Alice purposely tries to control her anger so as not to fall under the redhead stereotype.
  • Discussed:
    Bob: You'd think Alice was a redhead, given how angry she gets at the slightest provocation.
  • Conversed:
    Bob: Why are the redhaired characters always so angry?
  • Deconstructed: Alice is stereotyped by others as being short-tempered due to her having red hair, and no one wants to be around her either out of fear or hatred. Alice becomes depressed and eventually frustrated with everyone's attitude toward her, having every instance of losing her patience overblown and attributed to her red hair.
  • Reconstructed: Alice meets Bob, who loves redheads and doesn't mind her feisty persona.
  • Played For Laughs: Alice freaks out at the slightest of problems, such as a papercut. Hilarity Ensues when everyone hears Alice screaming loudly across the hall... At the sight of a ladybug.

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