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2nd Apr '18 8:08:59 AM JoltNinja
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-->'''Sayaka:''' [[spoiler:I'm really stupid.]]

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-->'''Sayaka:''' [[spoiler:I'm really stupid.[[spoiler:I was stupid... So stupid...]]
20th Mar '18 7:26:51 AM SquackSpencer
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** And there's also young [[spoiler: Athena Cykes]], in one of the cases. [[spoiler: Imagine a child putting her dead mom's corpse in a robot-repairing machine and casually saying that she was going to fix her. That's what Simon Blackquill had to witness]].
19th Mar '18 9:46:54 PM Benthelame
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*''WesternAnimation/The7D'' has Happy give one of these. The incident occurs when [[JerkVictim Little]] [[TheThingThatWouldNotLeave Red]] [[BlatantLies Riding]] [[ImplausibleDeniability Hood]] seeks help from the Seven D after allegedly being chased through the woods by three bears "for no reason at all." They allow her to stay and she quickly makes herself at home. She ravenously eats everything at the dinner table, acts reckless and deliberately breaks the things they own. Each time one of the men insists that she leave, its Happy who defends her and pleads with them to give her another chance. This continues until she breaks Happy's guitar. Cue this trope. Happy's smile remains intact [[StepfordSmiler as always]] but his body visibly shakes for a few seconds before deciding that she has to leave. For anyone familiar with the character, it can come off as pretty creepy.
11th Mar '18 3:21:05 PM VulgarBee
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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''.]]

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''
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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''.]]]]
** Eren sported a brief one upon learning that Marco was dead.
3rd Feb '18 6:24:07 PM Willbyr
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** It also occurs in ''End of Evangelion'' with [[spoiler:[[https://qph.is.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-38d3bbf357303fcaa3cc6dd60d6ff8cd?convert_to_webp=true Shinji]] after Asuka is "killed"]].
%%** [[http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/3226/shinjiheadshot.jpg Shinji's pretty good at them, too.]]
24th Jan '18 6:55:59 PM JoltNinja
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** 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.

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** Kaneki also sports one while crying when he's telling [[spoiler:telling his hallucination of his best friend Hide and his maternal figure Akira that he's lonely.]]


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* In ''PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', Sayaka has one right before [[spoiler:she becomes a witch.]]
-->'''Sayaka:''' [[spoiler:I'm really stupid.]]
1st Jan '18 11:18:49 PM eroock
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30th Dec '17 8:26:56 AM eroock
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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' 's normally perky (in [[GagBoobs more ways]] [[{{Gainaxing}} than one]]) April May gets this along with a TwitchyEye periodically during the first game's second trial, usually when confronted with a contradiction in her testimony. [[spoiler: Her full breakdown causes her to lose the smile entirely.]]

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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' 's ''Franchise/AceAttorney'''s normally perky (in [[GagBoobs more ways]] [[{{Gainaxing}} than one]]) April May gets this along with a TwitchyEye periodically during the first game's second trial, usually when confronted with a contradiction in her testimony. [[spoiler: Her full breakdown causes her to lose the smile entirely.]]
29th Dec '17 11:47:03 PM eroock
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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, 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, 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.
19th Nov '17 9:03:32 AM MarqFJA
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* Shown 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.]]

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* Shown above is Asuka at age 4 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 daughter]], only to find that her [[spoiler:her mother has committed "murder"-suicide, hanging herself with a doll of Asuka.]]Asuka]].
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