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23rd May '16 11:11:42 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': In chapter 11, Misato grinned widely and wickedly after catching Asuka flat-footed.
-->"You really did silence me before the blackout, right?"\\
"Yes," said Misato. "No one heard you swear your undying love, I promise."\\
"Good, I- hey, wait!"\\
Misato grinned a cheshire cat grin. "I'm not stupid. I just want to know how the hell Rei figured out how to use the Evas to make a phone call. Don't worry, no one eavesdropped on you."
18th May '16 10:15:02 AM DrNoPuma
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Strangely, it's usually done by heroes who have a ZanyScheme in mind, rather than by villains, who tend to prefer the PsychoticSmirk or the SlasherSmile. Heroes and heroines who are slightly eccentric -- [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} or slightly deranged]] -- favour the Cheshire Cat Grin. If it's an anime, expect a CatSmile instead. Common trait for TheGadFly and serves as a warning that they're going to pull their antics on someone. If this smile is a permanent feature, it's a subtrope of FrozenFace; if it's ''cut into'' the character's face, it's a GlasgowGrin. Shares living space with TheUnSmile.
If you ever see someone with the Cheshire Cat Grin in real life, vacate the premises before you can discover what they're smiling about. Or, for that matter, how their face manages to do that.

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Strangely, it's usually done by heroes who have a ZanyScheme in mind, rather than by villains, who tend to prefer the PsychoticSmirk or the SlasherSmile. Heroes and heroines who are slightly eccentric -- [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} or slightly deranged]] -- favour the Cheshire Cat Grin. If it's an anime, expect a CatSmile instead. Common trait for TheGadFly and serves as a warning that they're going to pull their antics on someone. If this smile is a permanent feature, it's a subtrope of FrozenFace; if it's ''cut into'' the character's face, it's a GlasgowGrin. Shares living space with TheUnSmile.
TheUnSmile. The ImpossibleSmileOfDoom is this trope taken to the extreme. If you ever see someone with the Cheshire Cat Grin in real life, vacate the premises before you can discover what they're smiling about. Or, for that matter, how their face manages to do that.
17th May '16 7:17:55 AM sorako
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* Washu of ''Anime/TenchiMuyo!'', usually right before she's about to stuff Tenchi into some machine or another.

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* Washu of ''Anime/TenchiMuyo!'', ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'', usually right before she's about to stuff Tenchi into some machine or another.



* Ichihara Yuko from ''Manga/XxxHoLic'' has a grin that can roughly be summed up in words as: "Not only do I know something you don't know, but it's going to bite you in the ass in a ''very'' [[HilarityEnsues amusing fashion]]." Despite this, it's when she appears ''serious'' that should really scare Watanuki. This is because Yuko's Cheshire cat grin simply means she's going to make him do all the laundry, whereas the latter expression is usually a forecast of man-eating crow demons or similar.

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* Ichihara Yuko from ''Manga/XxxHoLic'' ''Manga/XxxHolic'' has a grin that can roughly be summed up in words as: "Not only do I know something you don't know, but it's going to bite you in the ass in a ''very'' [[HilarityEnsues amusing fashion]]." Despite this, it's when she appears ''serious'' that should really scare Watanuki. This is because Yuko's Cheshire cat grin simply means she's going to make him do all the laundry, whereas the latter expression is usually a forecast of man-eating crow demons or similar.



* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima!'' plays this for comedy; if Haruna starts smiling, something embarrassing and/or unpleasant is about to happen. The other characters are rightfully scared of her.

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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima!'' ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' plays this for comedy; if Haruna starts smiling, something embarrassing and/or unpleasant is about to happen. The other characters are rightfully scared of her.
11th May '16 1:57:27 PM erforce
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* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'': [[RobotGirl Because of]] [[EmotionlessGirl her basic nature]], anytime Cameron smiles, you should be on your guard. No matter what, that smile is intended to manipulate you.

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* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'': ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'': [[RobotGirl Because of]] [[EmotionlessGirl her basic nature]], anytime Cameron smiles, you should be on your guard. No matter what, that smile is intended to manipulate you.
10th May '16 11:25:04 AM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/ZebraGirl'': The rabbit lady from the Subfusc, Black Betty, has a [[http://zebragirl.net/?date=2009-12-03 very unsettling]] one.



* On ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifter]] Nergal Junor replaces the teacher in order to get revenge on the class bully Sperg. "Ms. Butterbean" approaches the bully with a smile that starts as a PsychoticSmirk and quicky grows in width, as well as tooth size and sharpness, until it's grinning fanged maw ''as wide her head''.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifter]] Nergal Junor replaces the teacher in order to get revenge on the class bully Sperg. "Ms. Butterbean" approaches the bully with a smile that starts as a PsychoticSmirk and quicky quickly grows in width, as well as tooth size and sharpness, until it's grinning fanged maw ''as wide her head''.



** He has this in the original ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' comic as well; he calls it his "Cheshire Beagle" trick. He does it a handful of times over the course of the strip. Theres's one plotline where he gets stuck in invisible mode for a while.

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** He has this in the original ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' comic as well; he calls it his "Cheshire Beagle" trick. He does it a handful of times over the course of the strip. Theres's There's one plotline where he gets stuck in invisible mode for a while.



* The animated WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} often grins broadly when scheming. Bonus points for the unsettlingness of [[BritishTeeth his gross green teeth]], complete with half-chewed bug bits.

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* The animated WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} often grins broadly when scheming. Bonus points for the unsettlingness unsettling effect of [[BritishTeeth his gross green teeth]], complete with half-chewed bug bits.
6th May '16 5:06:17 PM eroock
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-->--'''''Series/NewsRadio''''', "Airport"

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-->--'''''Series/NewsRadio''''', -->-- '''''Series/NewsRadio''''', "Airport"
29th Apr '16 8:45:38 AM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'', when [[spoiler:Gendo demands knowledge of the future,]] Shinji grins coldly and maniacally before replying that he’ll die.
8th Apr '16 2:16:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Creator/TimBurton version of ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' [[http://materialisticboy.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/alice-in-wonderland-trailer.jpg does not disappoint]].

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* The Creator/TimBurton version of ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' [[http://materialisticboy.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/alice-in-wonderland-trailer.jpg does not disappoint]].
8th Apr '16 2:16:09 AM Morgenthaler
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[[quoteright:319:[[Film/AliceInWonderland http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/aiw_cheshire_cat.jpg]]]]

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[[quoteright:319:[[Film/AliceInWonderland [[quoteright:319:[[Film/AliceInWonderland2010 http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/aiw_cheshire_cat.jpg]]]]
28th Mar '16 10:08:20 AM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'', Rei grins wickedly as she explains how she killed [[{{Robeast}} Armisael]].
-->Rei says before letting a feral grin escape from her suppressed face.
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