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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]].
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]].
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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.
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