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7th Apr '16 12:51:49 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** At the beginning of that same OAV, Miyu in a schoolgirl disguise passes by a toy store and sees a very pretty but creepy ''ichimatsu'' traditional doll and says "You're frozen in time too, hmmm" while smiling softly. [[spoiler: That's foreshadowing of Miyu's true nature as a Shinma who's [[OlderThanTheyLook Older than she looks]], having been turned into a Shinma at age 13 ''and'' given eternal youth at the same time.]]

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** At the beginning of that same OAV, Miyu in a schoolgirl disguise passes by a toy store and sees a very pretty but creepy ''ichimatsu'' traditional doll ([[https://www.flickr.com/photos/22518148@N00/2312705616/ like these ones]]) and says "You're frozen in time too, hmmm" while smiling softly. [[spoiler: That's foreshadowing of Miyu's true nature as a Shinma who's [[OlderThanTheyLook Older than she looks]], having been turned into a Shinma at age 13 ''and'' given eternal youth at the same time.]]



* Some Japanese dolls can be very creepy-looking. The aforementioned [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_traditional_dolls#The_Edo_period ichimatsu ningyou]] are the most famous examples, but [[http://antiquejapanesedolls.com./pub_artinfocus/pub_iki/iki.html Iki-ningyou]] and some [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunraku Bunraku]] puppets aren't slouches on this either.

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* Some Japanese dolls can be very creepy-looking. The aforementioned [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_traditional_dolls#The_Edo_period [https://www.flickr.com/photos/22518148@N00/2312705616/ ichimatsu ningyou]] are the most famous examples, but [[http://antiquejapanesedolls.com./pub_artinfocus/pub_iki/iki.html html Iki-ningyou]] and some [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunraku Bunraku]] puppets aren't slouches on this either.
7th Apr '16 12:47:58 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** At the beginning of that same OAV, Miyu in a schoolgirl disguise passes by a toy store and sees a very pretty but creepy ''ichimatsu'' traditional doll ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ichimatsu_ningy%C5%8D.jpg like these ones]]), and says "You're frozen in time too, hmmm" while smiling softly. [[spoiler: That's foreshadowing of Miyu's true nature as a Shinma who's [[OlderThanTheyLook Older than she looks]], having been turned into a Shinma at age 13 ''and'' given eternal youth at the same time.]]
** In the TV series episode 19 "Love of the Dolls" "Ningyōshi no Koi" (人形師の恋)- the episode revolves around a doll-maker, who falls in love with one of her creations... and how things get very creepy from there on in

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** At the beginning of that same OAV, Miyu in a schoolgirl disguise passes by a toy store and sees a very pretty but creepy ''ichimatsu'' traditional doll ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ichimatsu_ningy%C5%8D.jpg like these ones]]), and says "You're frozen in time too, hmmm" while smiling softly. [[spoiler: That's foreshadowing of Miyu's true nature as a Shinma who's [[OlderThanTheyLook Older than she looks]], having been turned into a Shinma at age 13 ''and'' given eternal youth at the same time.]]
** In the TV series episode 19 "Love of the Dolls" "Ningyōshi no Koi" (人形師の恋)- the episode revolves around a doll-maker, who falls in love with one of her creations... and how things get very creepy from there on inon...



* Some Japanese dolls can be very creepy-looking. The aforementioned [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ichimatsu_ningy%C5%8D.jpg ichimatsu ningyou]] are the most famous examples, but [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iki-ningy%C5%8D Iki-ningyou]] and some [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunraku Bunraku]] puppets aren't slouches on this either.

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* Some Japanese dolls can be very creepy-looking. The aforementioned [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ichimatsu_ningy%C5%8D.jpg org/wiki/Japanese_traditional_dolls#The_Edo_period ichimatsu ningyou]] are the most famous examples, but [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iki-ningy%C5%8D [[http://antiquejapanesedolls.com./pub_artinfocus/pub_iki/iki.html Iki-ningyou]] and some [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunraku Bunraku]] puppets aren't slouches on this either.
30th Mar '16 9:12:31 PM GopherBroke
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* {{Creator/Junji Ito}} uses this trope to distressing effect in "A Doll's Hellish Burial", a one-shot comic included with some editions of his adaptation of ''Frankenstein''. Over the course of six pages, a disease transforms a small girl named Maria into a doll, which is creepy enough on its own. [[FromBadToWorse It doesn't stop mutating her there, though]].
19th Mar '16 5:35:04 AM Hossmeister
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12th Mar '16 11:57:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* Episode 12 of ''TheAmandaShow'' had a skit called "Rock-a-bye-Ralph", in which a girl can't sleep so her parents give her a doll named Ralph. It's eerily similar to the Chucky doll, it talks very cheerily, and it won't shut up even after the girl feeds it to her dog. ''It still continues talking in its overly cheery voice from within the dog's stomach.''
* There were a few of these in ''AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'':

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* Episode 12 of ''TheAmandaShow'' ''Series/TheAmandaShow'' had a skit called "Rock-a-bye-Ralph", in which a girl can't sleep so her parents give her a doll named Ralph. It's eerily similar to the Chucky doll, it talks very cheerily, and it won't shut up even after the girl feeds it to her dog. ''It still continues talking in its overly cheery voice from within the dog's stomach.''
* There were a few of these in ''AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'':''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'':
11th Mar '16 2:11:20 PM AdamC
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* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' has an even scarier doll in "Big Baby", as well as... ''[[CymbalBangingMonkey the monkey]]''. [[spoiler: It takes the point further that while Sid's toys ''look'' creepy but are ultimately friendly in spite of their bad situation, Big Baby and the monkey are working for the film's villain until the very end.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' has an even scarier doll in "Big Baby", as well as... ''[[CymbalBangingMonkey the monkey]]''. [[spoiler: It takes the point further that while Sid's toys ''look'' creepy but are ultimately friendly in spite of their bad situation, Big Baby and the monkey are working for the film's villain until the very end. ]]
11th Mar '16 2:10:43 PM AdamC
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* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' has an even scarier doll in "Big Baby", as well as... ''[[CymbalBangingMonkey the monkey]]''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' has an even scarier doll in "Big Baby", as well as... ''[[CymbalBangingMonkey the monkey]]''. [[spoiler: It takes the point further that while Sid's toys ''look'' creepy but are ultimately friendly in spite of their bad situation, Big Baby and the monkey are working for the film's villain until the very end.
11th Mar '16 2:03:26 PM AdamC
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** One of the Shinigami, named Gelus, looks like a creepy doll. It's actually quite innocent and forlorn compared to the typically assholish, apathetic Shinigami, and having no friends and obsessing with the aforementioned Misa Amane.
11th Mar '16 1:59:57 PM AdamC
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** After [[spoiler:piloting EVA 02, having half of her soul sucked out by it and going ''insane'' because of that]], Kyouko is seen holding the same doll in her arms and talking to it, believing it to be her daughter and refusing to acknowledge the real Asuka as her kid. Now you know where Asuka's hate of the "doll" word and concept comes.

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** After [[spoiler:piloting EVA 02, having half of her soul sucked out by it and going ''insane'' because of that]], Kyouko is seen holding the same doll in her arms and talking to it, believing it to be her daughter and refusing to acknowledge the real Asuka as her kid. Now you know where Asuka's hate of the "doll" word and concept comes. [[spoiler: Meaning Kyouko hanging the doll along with herself was an attempted murder-suicide. She wanted to take her daughter with her.]]
7th Mar '16 4:04:53 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' had a creepy doll called Molly Dolly chase her around her home on a Halloween episode.

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* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' had a creepy doll called Molly Dolly chase her around her home on in a Halloween episode.



* The video to the song "Music/{{Blue}}" by Music/TheBirthdayMassacre.

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* ''Music/TheBirthdayMassacre'':
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* TruthinTelevision moment about these things, it turns out according to one [[http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2010/12/dead-or-alive-the-eyes-hold-the-.html?ref=hp "study"]] we perceive what is alive and what is inanimate by the look of the face and eyes more then anything else, so now we know the human truth..dolls are just freaky soulless things!

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* TruthinTelevision moment about these things, it turns out according to one [[http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2010/12/dead-or-alive-the-eyes-hold-the-.html?ref=hp "study"]] we perceive what is alive and what is inanimate by the look of the face and eyes more then anything else, so now we know the human truth..dolls truth. Dolls are just freaky soulless things!



* Deliberately invoked by Imezco with their ''Toys'/LivingDeadDolls'', and [=BeGoth's=] ''[[http://www.begoths.com Bleeding Edge]]'' dolls-these are dolls that take the idea of Creepy Dolls and run with it. Living Dead Dolls come in coffin-shaped boxes and have dates of death, while the Bleeding Edge dolls are pierced and have odd eyes. Not surprisingly, both of these kinds of dolls are very popular with {{Goth}}s.

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* Deliberately invoked by Imezco with their ''Toys'/LivingDeadDolls'', ''Toys/LivingDeadDolls'', and [=BeGoth's=] ''[[http://www.begoths.com Bleeding Edge]]'' dolls-these are dolls that take the idea of Creepy Dolls and run with it. Living Dead Dolls come in coffin-shaped boxes and have dates of death, while the Bleeding Edge dolls are pierced and have odd eyes. Not surprisingly, both of these kinds of dolls are very popular with {{Goth}}s.
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