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6th Oct '17 7:23:48 PM Malady
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* Gamzee in ''{{Brainbent}}'' has a particularly [[{{Tearjerker}} heartbreaking]] one when he thinks he's made Sollux hate him. He's a bit of a type-a StepfordSmiler overall, depressingly enough.

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* Gamzee in ''{{Brainbent}}'' ''Fanfic/{{Brainbent}}'' has a particularly [[{{Tearjerker}} heartbreaking]] one when he thinks he's made Sollux hate him. He's a bit of a type-a StepfordSmiler overall, depressingly enough.
27th Aug '17 4:00:59 AM bt8257
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Something snaps inside her head; she gets HiddenEyes, and her smile suddenly becomes frozen and forced, with teeth grinding in a rictus of a CheshireCatGrin... [[SlasherSmile or worse]]. The smile is only still there because the sheer shock has prevented any new expression from reaching her face. A deer in the headlights of a sixteen wheel semi has a similar expression. She may develop a [[TwitchyEye twitching eyelid]].

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Something snaps inside her head; she gets HiddenEyes, and her smile suddenly becomes frozen and forced, with teeth grinding in a rictus of a CheshireCatGrin... [[SlasherSmile or worse]]. The smile is only still there because the sheer shock has prevented any new expression from reaching her face. A deer in the headlights of a sixteen wheel semi has a similar expression. She may develop a [[TwitchyEye twitching eyelid]].
{{twitchy eye}}.
8th May '17 7:56:35 AM WriterGirl2015
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** Mutsuki demonstrates they are going through major SanitySlippage by sporting a few of these, most notably in chapter 123 when [[spoiler: Kaneki refuses to go back to the CCG with Mutsuki]].
** Kaneki also sports one while crying when he's telling his hallucination of his best friend Hide and his maternal figure Akira that he's lonely.
** Akira does the same when confirming to Kaneki and Amon that they're lonely.
8th May '17 4:37:13 AM WillBGood
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* [[Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl Lucy]], along with DissonantLaughter, [[spoiler:when she thinks [[LoveInterest Mike]] died.]]

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* [[Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl Lucy]], ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl:'' Lucy, along with DissonantLaughter, [[spoiler:when she thinks [[LoveInterest Mike]] died.]]
8th May '17 4:35:20 AM WillBGood
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* Shown above, it happens to Asuka in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' after [[spoiler: she walks in on what should be the happiest day of her life so far, with what she believes to be [[WellDoneSonGuy proof she is a worthy daughter.]] Only to find that her mother has committed "murder"-suicide, hanging herself with a doll of Asuka.]]

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* Shown above, it happens to above is Asuka in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' after [[spoiler: she walks in on what should be the happiest day of her life so far, with what she believes to be [[WellDoneSonGuy proof she is a worthy daughter.]] Only to find that her mother has committed "murder"-suicide, hanging herself with a doll of Asuka.]]
7th May '17 4:40:43 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* The Caretaker in ''Videogame/DarkestDungeon'' is a broken man having gone through the DespairEventHorizon sporting a deranged, pained grin in most screens.
25th Apr '17 5:21:58 PM bt8257
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Any StepfordSmiler worth her immaculately groomed PowerHair has a smile capable of withstanding a nuclear blast worth of shocking [[TheReveal revelations]] with amazing DissonantSerenity. Anything and everything could happen, the president is assassinated, the detective finds the basement graveyard, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the in-laws visit unexpectedly]], and still the smile stands. Then there are times when that perpetual and creepy smile... breaks. Maybe the cookies got burnt, or a lock of her hair has fallen out of place, or her perfectly manicured family just did something dreadfully embarrassing in public. The point is, it's [[RantInducingSlight the last straw]] and her smile, like her composure, has been [[BreakTheCutie shattered]] into so many pieces archaeologists will be puzzling it out for millennia.

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Any StepfordSmiler worth her immaculately groomed PowerHair has a smile capable of withstanding a nuclear blast worth of shocking [[TheReveal revelations]] with amazing DissonantSerenity. Anything and everything could happen, the president is assassinated, the detective finds the basement graveyard, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the in-laws visit unexpectedly]], and still the smile stands. Then there are times when that perpetual and creepy smile... breaks. Maybe the cookies got burnt, or a lock of her hair has fallen out of place, or her perfectly manicured family just did something dreadfully embarrassing in public. The point is, it's [[RantInducingSlight the last straw]] and her smile, like her composure, has been [[BreakTheCutie shattered]] into so many pieces archaeologists will be puzzling it out for millennia.



CrossPoppingVeins optional for comedic examples. Usually this is followed either by a HeroicBSOD or something to make those responsible forever BewareTheNiceOnes. Often shown by {{Yandere}}. Compare with TechnicallyASmile and TheUnsmile.

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CrossPoppingVeins optional for comedic examples. Usually this is followed either by a HeroicBSOD or something to make those responsible forever BewareTheNiceOnes. Often shown by {{Yandere}}. Compare with TechnicallyASmile and TheUnsmile.
TheUnSmile.
28th Feb '17 4:55:45 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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CrossPoppingVeins optional for comedic examples. Usually this is followed either by a HeroicBSOD or something to make those responsible forever BewareTheNiceOnes. Often shown by {{Yandere}}.

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CrossPoppingVeins optional for comedic examples. Usually this is followed either by a HeroicBSOD or something to make those responsible forever BewareTheNiceOnes. Often shown by {{Yandere}}.
{{Yandere}}. Compare with TechnicallyASmile and TheUnsmile.
24th Feb '17 12:26:45 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Erwin Smith from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' sports one of these, when it's revealed that [[spoiler: the Titans once were humans]]. He also has a huge reason for that: [[spoiler: his father had already guessed it and [[HeKnowstooMuch was executed for such reasons]]; basically, the recent discovery ''proved Erwin's dad right all along''.]]
13th Jan '17 10:28:27 AM LoutishSnake
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** Gaara tried to maintain one after discovering his uncle Yashimaru had attacked him, but it was soon wiped off his face by Yashimaru's [[spoiler:faked]] confession of hatred.

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** Gaara tried to maintain one after discovering his uncle Yashimaru Yashamaru had attacked him, but it was soon wiped off his face by Yashimaru's Yashamaru's [[spoiler:faked]] confession of hatred.
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