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11th May '17 2:08:41 PM bt8257
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The secrets this mask hides are varied and are not always dark. A villain, for example, might be [[PetTheDog hiding a soft spot]].

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The secrets this mask hides are varied and are not always dark. A villain, for example, might may be [[PetTheDog hiding a soft spot]].
7th May '17 3:58:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia''. After [[spoiler:his FaceHeelTurn and subequent 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 [[{{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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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia''. After [[spoiler:his FaceHeelTurn and subequent 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 [[{{Starcraft}} ''[[VideoGame/{{Starcraft}} Liberty's Crusade]] 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.
3rd May '17 3:38:51 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' in particular is all about what we have behind the mask (the "shadow" self, both in game terms and in Jungian psychology) and facing it. Interestingly, the characters achieve happiness not by ''rejecting'' the mask entirely, but by reconciling it further with their stifled feelings.
** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' 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.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona4'' in particular is all about what we have behind the mask (the "shadow" self, both in game terms and in Jungian psychology) and facing it. Interestingly, the characters achieve happiness not by ''rejecting'' the mask entirely, but by reconciling it further with their stifled feelings.
** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' ''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. them; they even awaken their Personas by literally ripping a mask off their face.
1st May '17 1:08:14 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* This trope is a staple of the ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' series (including ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''), right down to the title: [[RuleOfSymbolism it comes from the Latin word for "mask"]].

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* This trope is a staple of the ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' series (including ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''), right down to the title: [[RuleOfSymbolism it comes from the Latin word for "mask"]].



** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' has Shadows and Persona 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.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' has Shadows and Persona 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.
18th Apr '17 7:26:47 AM Gosicrystal
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* Many people today are jaded from the harshness of life, especially recently. The simple fact is that if we were to get worked up over everything that went wrong, we'd drive ourselves insane. Because society demands certain behaviors in certain situations, these people have to fake emotional responses such as fear, shock or outrage if only to not be seen as callous at best or a sociopath at worst.

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* Many people today are jaded from the harshness of life, especially recently.life. The simple fact is that if we were to get worked up over everything that went wrong, we'd drive ourselves insane. Because society demands certain behaviors in certain situations, these people have to fake emotional responses such as fear, shock or outrage if only to not be seen as callous at best or a sociopath at worst.
11th Apr '17 6:18:30 PM nombretomado
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* The whole point of ShugoChara.

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* %%* The whole point of ShugoChara.''Manga/ShugoChara''.
7th Apr '17 4:15:02 PM nombretomado
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* Sasame from ''{{Pretear}}'' is outwardly flirty, cheerful and quick to offer up a listening ear, but is secretly struggling with bitterness and depression due to unrequited love. In the anime his mask eventually comes off after he more or less has an emotional breakdown, while in the manga his mask slips off occasionally, but he continues to try to keep up the act until the end.

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* Sasame from ''{{Pretear}}'' ''Manga/{{Pretear}}'' is outwardly flirty, cheerful and quick to offer up a listening ear, but is secretly struggling with bitterness and depression due to unrequited love. In the anime his mask eventually comes off after he more or less has an emotional breakdown, while in the manga his mask slips off occasionally, but he continues to try to keep up the act until the end.
23rd Mar '17 2:21:17 PM TheNicestGuy
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* There's a moment in the ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' DLC ''Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage'' where [[MsFanservice Mad Moxxi]] makes some innuendo that relates cunnilingus to literal cannibalism, and manages to disgust herself. She apologizes and says that her innuendo talk is "just a defense mechanism" and her part of the radio goes silent for a while.

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* ''{{VideoGame/Borderlands}}'' series:
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There's a moment in the ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' DLC ''Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage'' where [[MsFanservice Mad Moxxi]] makes some innuendo that relates cunnilingus to literal cannibalism, and manages to disgust herself. She apologizes and says that her innuendo talk is "just a defense mechanism" and her part of the radio goes silent for a while. while.
** The fact is, Moxxi wears a mask because she's ashamed to have been born into the [[GoodOlBoy Hodunk clan]] and tries to resemble her relatives as little as possible in public. This is contrasted with her daughter Ellie, who has just as much distaste for the Hodunks but insists on being herself, to Moxxi's disappointment. In ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'', Moxxi is mortified that the [=PCs=] get a peek beneath the mask by walking in on her without her trademark exaggerated makeup, wearing dirty overalls, and singing in her [[OohMeAccentsSlipping natural redneck accent]] as she works on a robot.
--->'''Nisha:''' I hereby promise not to tell people the slutty clown is also a slutty mechanic.
18th Mar '17 5:46:14 PM nombretomado
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* In {{Neopets}}: [[spoiler: Xandra in the "Faerie's Ruin" plot initially has a facade of a helpful and nerdy innocent appearance with anger issues (even using glasses to appear more innocent]] [[http://images.neopets.com/faerieland/tfr_fa61c26562/conv/2_9815d2d41a.png pictured here]]. However she is revealed to be a WellIntentionedExtremist with a completely "machiavellian" and [[AGodAmI egomaniacal personality]] [[http://www.drsloth.com/p/view/162912/ pictured here]].

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* In {{Neopets}}: {{Website/Neopets}}: [[spoiler: Xandra in the "Faerie's Ruin" plot initially has a facade of a helpful and nerdy innocent appearance with anger issues (even using glasses to appear more innocent]] [[http://images.neopets.com/faerieland/tfr_fa61c26562/conv/2_9815d2d41a.png pictured here]]. However she is revealed to be a WellIntentionedExtremist with a completely "machiavellian" and [[AGodAmI egomaniacal personality]] [[http://www.drsloth.com/p/view/162912/ pictured here]].
16th Mar '17 8:05:35 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': During the Syrup Village arc, we meet Klahadore, the butler and caretaker of the local IllGirl Kaya. He initially seems to care for Kaya and her well-being... but is soon revealed to be Kuro, former leader of the Black Cat Pirates, who had been planning for three years to kill her and take her inheritance for himself so he could comfortably retire. When Kaya discovers the truth, Kuro outright spells out to her that he absolutely ''hated'' every second of his servitude to her and "endured" it.
-->'''Kuro''': I, who was once the dreaded Captain Kuro, bowed and scraped to a spoiled little girl, and catered to her every whim... Can you fathom my humiliation?
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