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Basic Trope: A character's Berserk Button is pushed by interference with their hair.

  • Straight: Alice does not let anyone touch her hair.
  • Exaggerated: Alice doesn't let anyone go anywhere near her hair.
  • Downplayed: Alice lets people stroke her hair, but not mess it up.
  • Justified:
    • Alice is vain, or vain specifically about her hair.
    • Alice needs to put a lot of effort into styling her hair, and doesn't appreciate anyone messing up the results.
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  • Inverted: Alice wants everyone to touch her hair.
  • Subverted: Alice begins to let Bob touch her hair.
  • Double Subverted: But that's different 'cause they're very good friends or dating and he knows how to touch her hair properly.
  • Averted: Alice lets people touch her hair.
  • Parodied: Alice has a whole set of rules concerning her hair, which are written down.
  • Zigzagged: Alice lets some people touch her hair, but not others.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Invoked: Alice is fastidious about her appearance, and Bob styles her hair in a way that makes it easy to mess up.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Alice cuts off all her hair or wears it under a hat.
  • Discussed: "Why don't you like me touching your hair, Alice?" "I dunno, I just don't."
  • Conversed: "Some characters don't let you touch their hair."
  • Implied: Alice is seen giving Charlie a dirty look when he touches her hair.
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  • Played for Laughs: Alice has crazy hair.
  • Played for Drama: Alice has been dragged by the hair when she was younger, which is why she doesn't like people touching her hair.

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