History Main / BeneathTheMask

30th Oct '17 4:03:42 AM axle-k89
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Related to {{GIFT}} and WhatYouAreInTheDark. Often used in conjunction with JerkWithAHeartOfGold, JerkassFacade, BitchInSheepsClothing, SugarAndIcePersonality, SadClown, StepfordSmiler, and TheProudElite. ObfuscatingStupidity and ObfuscatingInsanity can be subtropes, as can ADarkerMe.

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Related to {{GIFT}} and WhatYouAreInTheDark. Often used in conjunction with HiddenHeartOfGold, JerkWithAHeartOfGold, JerkassFacade, BitchInSheepsClothing, SugarAndIcePersonality, SadClown, StepfordSmiler, and TheProudElite. ObfuscatingStupidity and ObfuscatingInsanity can be subtropes, as can ADarkerMe.
24th Oct '17 12:20:31 AM BNSF1995
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* Before {{Flanderization}} kicked in, Trixie Tang from ''WesternAnimation/{{The Fairly OddParents}}'' was secretly a tomboy that liked comic books and disguised herself as a boy because she had fear of being judged and rejected due to the fact that she is a popular girl and the AlphaBitch of her school.

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* Before {{Flanderization}} kicked in, Trixie Tang from ''WesternAnimation/{{The Fairly OddParents}}'' was secretly a tomboy that liked comic books and disguised herself as a boy because she had fear of being judged and rejected due to the fact that she is a popular girl and the AlphaBitch of her school.school. Unfortunately, though, this layer fell victim to {{Flanderization}}, and Trixie became a flat, one-note AlphaBitch with no redeeming values.
17th Oct '17 3:20:21 PM Daedalis
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* Ray of ''ComicBook/{{Plutona}}'' is a jerk to everyone. Turns out underneath that facade he's just another kid afraid people will mock his terrible family situation. He jumps at the chance to hang out with actual friends.
15th Oct '17 4:19:04 AM EDP
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* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' has Minako Aino. She's always nice and ditzy, a boy-crazy prankster apparently harmless... And yet it's made clear that a large part of this is [[ObfuscatingStupidity a well-constructed act]]: if circumstances require her to act mature she'll show a surprising wisdom and empathy, if you manage to see through the mask and tell her she's more than willing to admit it (and if she doesn't trust you, you're better start begging before she ''kills you''), and if you piss her off, you're ''dead''. What she'll never do is [[StepfordSmiler show her chronic depression]] (and boy, [[BrokenBird she has good reasons]] [[BrokenAce to be depressed]]...).

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* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' has Minako Aino. She's always nice and ditzy, a boy-crazy prankster apparently harmless... And yet it's made clear that a large part of this is [[ObfuscatingStupidity a well-constructed act]]: if circumstances require her to act mature she'll show a surprising wisdom and empathy, if you manage to see through the mask and tell her she's more than willing to admit it (and if she doesn't trust you, you're better start begging before she ''kills you''), and if you piss her off, you're ''dead''.''dead''-[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzFcc9EEQVo you and everything around you]]. What she'll never do is [[StepfordSmiler show her chronic depression]] (and boy, [[BrokenBird she has good reasons]] [[BrokenAce to be depressed]]...).
27th Sep '17 12:41:01 PM lillolillo
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* In ''ComicBook/PowerGirl'' story ''Fanfic/AForceOfFour'', Kara couldn't allow herself to seem vulnerable when she arrived on Earth. She had to behave as a brash, self-assured and tougher-than-nails woman, even if she came across as a bitch with a chip on her shoulder, because she didn't want anybody to see the lost, afraid little girl underneath.
-->Tough girl, her mental jester mocked her. Everybody thinks you're such a tough girl.\\
But she had to be tough. Finding out that so many years of her life were a pre-programmed lie, coming to a strange world, finding only one man of Krypton and then losing him, turning from innocence into grim experience on a planet she never made... she had to be tough, or break. She had to wall the little girl off, most of the time, and put on the casing of the big, tough, capable bitch.
21st Sep '17 9:45:07 AM WiryBuck
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* Much of the drama in ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' revolves around Hannibal Lecter's carefully constructed public life as an affable, erudite gourmand and socialite. His former therapist (who has more of an inkling than most people, and therefore [[PoisonousFriend fears for her life]]) calls it his 'person suit'.

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* Much of the drama in ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' revolves around [[AxCrazy Hannibal Lecter's Lecter's]] carefully constructed public life as an affable, erudite gourmand and socialite. His former therapist (who has more of an inkling than most people, and therefore [[PoisonousFriend fears for her life]]) calls it his 'person suit'.
5th Sep '17 4:21:54 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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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, making it 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, making it increasingly clear that he is actually a lonely and socially awkward man, who is wracked struggles with immense feelings of extreme self-loathing and believes that he is unworthy of being loved. In other words, NotSoDifferent from his son, Shinji.
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.]]
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