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  • Basic Trope: A frightening apparition of a female, white-clad ghost who looks rather bedraggled.
  • Played Straight: Alice appears to Bob wearing a white gown, with stringy hair over her face.
  • Exaggerated: Her face is horribly disfigured, and she has some Yandere-ish Ghostly Goals.
  • Justified: Alice was raped and murdered (or died some other such horrible death) while wearing a white nightgown, and has not been able to move onto the afterlife.
    • Gravedirt and rot-juice are murder on your hair.
  • Inverted: Cute Ghost Girl
  • Subverted: Alice is wearing white and looks a little bedraggled, but she's a benevolent spirit.
  • Double Subverted: But she frightens Bob (and anyone else who sees her)
  • Deconstructed: This ghost is usually that of someone who died a horrible death and/or was wronged or rejected by a Love Interest. Not surprisingly, their Ghostly Goals can be troublesome.
  • Reconstructed: Alice comes to terms with her death and moves onto the afterlife.
  • Parodied: Alice is Bob's Yandere ex-girlfriend (or current one)
  • Lampshaded: "And she was a frightening sight! She was dressed in a white gown, and her hair covered her disfigured face..."
  • Averted: Alice looks pretty and does not scare people.
    • Alice is not a ghost.
  • Enforced: Fear of death and what's beyond.
  • Invoked: Alice finds she is unable to move on due to the circumstances surrounding her death.
  • Defied: Alice decides that she's safe now that she's dead and allows herself to go to Heaven
  • Discussed:
  • Conversed:
  • Played For Laughs: See "Parodied"
  • Played For Drama: Almost always is.
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