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10th Aug '17 9:51:34 AM bfunc
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* Music/{{Queen}}'s "The Show Must Go On". "Inside my heart is breaking; my make-up may be flaking but my smile still stays on."
2nd Aug '17 12:59:02 AM Cannox
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** ''VideoGame/Persona5'' has Shadows and Personas both reflect the true feelings of their other selves. For the villains, they generally show the characters' true {{sociopath}}ic, twisted desires. For the heroes meanwhile, they generally expose their RevengeBeforeReason, WellIntentionedExtremist desires to change the society and adults that've wronged them; they even awaken their Personas by literally ripping a mask off their face.

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** ''VideoGame/Persona5'' has Shadows and Personas both reflect the true feelings of their other selves. For the villains, they generally show the characters' true {{sociopath}}ic, twisted desires. For the heroes meanwhile, they generally expose their RevengeBeforeReason, WellIntentionedExtremist desires to change the society and adults that've wronged them; they even awaken their Personas by literally ripping a mask off their face. There's even a song in the game ''called'' "Beneath the Mask", with the singer [[LossOfIdentity not really knowing who they are without their mask]].
24th Jul '17 10:50:37 AM CRBWildcat
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* ''FanFic/FantasyOfUtterRidiculousness:'' In {{VideoGame/{{Touhou}} canon, Yukari is known as a superlative chessmaster with a cunning mind, a brilliantly lazy trickster capable of playing both sides against each other. After the story's final battle, we find out that [[spoiler: much of it is a facade; she's aware of Evil Coop's existence and how important Megas really is to Gensokyo, and she's dreading what could possibly happen with the situation completely out of her hands.]]

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* ''FanFic/FantasyOfUtterRidiculousness:'' In {{VideoGame/{{Touhou}} VideoGame/{{Touhou}} canon, Yukari is known as a superlative chessmaster with a cunning mind, a brilliantly lazy trickster capable of playing both sides against each other. After the story's final battle, we find out that [[spoiler: much of it is a facade; she's aware of Evil Coop's existence and how important Megas really is to Gensokyo, and she's dreading what could possibly happen with the situation completely out of her hands.]]
24th Jul '17 10:49:56 AM CRBWildcat
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* ''FanFic/FantasyOfUtterRidiculousness:'' In {{VideoGame/{{Touhou}} canon, Yukari is known as a superlative chessmaster with a cunning mind, a brilliantly lazy trickster capable of playing both sides against each other. After the story's final battle, we find out that [[spoiler: much of it is a facade; she's aware of Evil Coop's existence and how important Megas really is to Gensokyo, and she's dreading what could possibly happen with the situation completely out of her hands.]]
11th Jul '17 4:56:55 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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** Gendo Ikari is portrayed as a cold, calculating, and ruthless [[TheChessmaster chessmaster]]. But as the series goes and the audience gets several glimpses behind his exterior, and it becomes increasingly clear that he is actually a lonely and socially awkward man, who is wracked with immense self-loathing, and believes that he is unworthy of being loved. In other words, NotSoDifferent from his son, Shinji.

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** Gendo Ikari is portrayed as a cold, calculating, and ruthless [[TheChessmaster chessmaster]]. But as the series goes on and the audience gets several glimpses behind his exterior, and making it becomes increasingly clear that he is actually a lonely and socially awkward man, who is wracked with immense self-loathing, self-loathing and believes that he is unworthy of being loved. In other words, NotSoDifferent from his son, Shinji.
11th Jul '17 4:54:30 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Asuka constantly put up a mask of bold confidence and arrogance to hide she was a very insecure, frightened child. It is visible in some scenes where she is alone (in chapter 8, when she is putting her plug suit on, she is hesitant and worried) or when she is hanging around someone she trusts (like Misato in the hot spring scene in chapter 10). After chapter 22 and her MindRape, though, her mask falls apart.

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
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Asuka constantly put up a mask of bold confidence and arrogance to hide she was a very insecure, frightened child. It is visible in some scenes where she is alone (in chapter 8, when she is putting her plug suit on, she is hesitant and worried) or when she is hanging around someone she trusts (like Misato in the hot spring scene in chapter 10). After chapter 22 and her MindRape, though, her mask falls apart.apart.
** Gendo Ikari is portrayed as a cold, calculating, and ruthless [[TheChessmaster chessmaster]]. But as the series goes and the audience gets several glimpses behind his exterior, and it becomes increasingly clear that he is actually a lonely and socially awkward man, who is wracked with immense self-loathing, and believes that he is unworthy of being loved. In other words, NotSoDifferent from his son, Shinji.
10th Jul '17 12:38:27 PM bfunc
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** In one episode Thirteen finds a very depressed-sounding poem written by a young patient that starts "Beneath The Mask that others see..." and thinks he's depressed/suicidal. She uses this to browbeat the patient's parents into agreeing to something they had been refusing to do. It turns out that it was for a writing assignment, and wasn't how the patient personally felt at all. What the parents did just made the patient feel ''worse''.
9th Jun '17 10:33:12 AM Piterpicher
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* Thoma from ''AgarestSenki''. On the outside: CasanovaWannabe with ObfuscatingStupidity and invoking OpenMouthInsertFoot. On the inside: CulturedBadass, very romantic man who likes deep meaningful conversations. [[BigGood Dyshana]] outright warns him not to become the mask because he'll lose all his good qualities if he does.

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* Thoma from ''AgarestSenki''.''VideoGame/AgarestSenki''. On the outside: CasanovaWannabe with ObfuscatingStupidity and invoking OpenMouthInsertFoot. On the inside: CulturedBadass, very romantic man who likes deep meaningful conversations. [[BigGood Dyshana]] outright warns him not to become the mask because he'll lose all his good qualities if he does.
1st Jun '17 4:07:28 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Several characters in ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}: Liberty's Crusade'' would discuss what Mengsk could be like under the mask - as Kerrigan points out, he's unreadable. When Raynor calls him out on sacrificing Kerrigan, he engages in his well known tirade prompting Liberty to remark that Mengsk has finally shown his true face: that of a power crazed madman.

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* Several characters in ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}: ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft}}: Liberty's Crusade'' would discuss what Mengsk could be like under the mask - as Kerrigan points out, he's unreadable. When Raynor calls him out on sacrificing Kerrigan, he engages in his well known tirade prompting Liberty to remark that Mengsk has finally shown his true face: that of a power crazed madman.
1st Jun '17 4:06:44 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Several characters in ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}: Liberty's Crusade'' would discuss what Mengsk could be like under the mask - as Kerrigan points out, he's unreadable. When Raynor calls him out on sacrificing Kerrigan, he engages in his well known tirade prompting Liberty to remark that Mengsk has finally shown his true face: that of a power crazed madman.



* Zelos from VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia at first appears to be a Skirt Chasing pervert who uses his rank as the Chosen to bring Ladies to his bedroom and simply just relishes the limelight. Inside, he's really [[spoiler: a calculating individual who suffers from self-loathing due to an EXTREMELY messed up childhood, which involves his mother telling him "You Should Never Have Been Born" just before she dies.]]
* VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia: Grune starts of as an Amnesiac who is basically the teams personal {{Cloud Cuckoolander}}. Later on, even though she tries to hide it when she figures it out, it is revealed that Grune is really [[spoiler: a goddess of time whose only purpose is to battle with her evil counterpart in order to determine the fate of the world.]]
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia''. After [[spoiler:his FaceHeelTurn and subsequent redemption]] we get to see the person behind Raven's sleazy-selfish-pervert mask. [[spoiler:After revealing, he does return to the mask though, because he much prefers that persona.]]
* Several characters in ''[[VideoGame/{{Starcraft}} Liberty's Crusade]]'' would discuss what Mengsk could be like under the mask - as Kerrigan points out, he's unreadable. When Raynor calls him out on sacrificing Kerrigan, he engages in his well known tirade prompting Liberty to remark that Mengsk has finally shown his true face: that of a power crazed madman.

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Zelos from VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' at first appears to be a Skirt Chasing pervert who uses his rank as the Chosen to bring Ladies to his bedroom and simply just relishes the limelight. Inside, he's really [[spoiler: a calculating individual who suffers from self-loathing due to an EXTREMELY messed up childhood, which involves his mother telling him "You Should Never Have Been Born" just before she dies.]]
* VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia: ** ''VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia'': Grune starts of as an Amnesiac who is basically the teams personal {{Cloud Cuckoolander}}. Later on, even though she tries to hide it when she figures it out, it is revealed that Grune is really [[spoiler: a goddess of time whose only purpose is to battle with her evil counterpart in order to determine the fate of the world.]]
* ** ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia''. After [[spoiler:his FaceHeelTurn and subsequent redemption]] we get to see the person behind Raven's sleazy-selfish-pervert mask. [[spoiler:After revealing, he does return to the mask though, because he much prefers that persona.]]
* Several characters in ''[[VideoGame/{{Starcraft}} Liberty's Crusade]]'' would discuss what Mengsk could be like under the mask - as Kerrigan points out, he's unreadable. When Raynor calls him out on sacrificing Kerrigan, he engages in his well known tirade prompting Liberty to remark that Mengsk has finally shown his true face: that of a power crazed madman.
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