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** Havenite secret agent Victor Cachat is a genuinely NiceGuy that, when he has to kill someone, turns ''all'' of his emotions off, which makes him even more terrifying than any other alternative - enough that a slaver felt almost glad that he was going to be taken away by a slaver hunter.
17th Apr '18 7:32:19 AM StFan
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-->'''Felicity:''' And you! Why are you so calm about this?
-->'''Diggle:''' ''([[IResembleThatRemark calmly]])'' Who says I'm calm?
-->'''Felicity:''' Your general demeanor? Your lack of an expression? Take your pick!
-->'''Oliver:''' You ''have'' been oddly silent.

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-->'''Felicity:''' And you! Why are you so calm about this?
-->'''Diggle:''' ''([[IResembleThatRemark calmly]])''
this?\\
'''Diggle:''' ''[[[IResembleThatRemark calmly]]]''
Who says I'm calm?
-->'''Felicity:'''
calm?\\
'''Felicity:'''
Your general demeanor? Your lack of an expression? Take your pick!
-->'''Oliver:'''
pick!\\
'''Oliver:'''
You ''have'' been oddly silent.



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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'', apart from briefly screaming at 9, 6 was always very calm [[spoiler:before he died]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'', apart from briefly screaming at 9, 6 was is always very calm [[spoiler:before he died]].dies]].



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* In the Literature/NUMASeries novel ''Valhalla Rising'', at one point the hero Dirk Pitt is desperately throwing stuff at TheBrute, but gets his clock cleaned. In steps his friend Al Giordino. TheBrute tries to crush Giordino; his response is to reach out and start strangling TheBrute, cool as you like. Eventually TheBrute, running out of air, is forced to concede.

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* In the Literature/NUMASeries ''Literature/DirkPittAdventures'' novel ''Valhalla Rising'', at one point the hero Dirk Pitt is desperately throwing stuff at TheBrute, but gets his clock cleaned. In steps his friend Al Giordino. TheBrute tries to crush Giordino; his response is to reach out and start strangling TheBrute, cool as you like. Eventually TheBrute, running out of air, is forced to concede.



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* In the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS1E10TheBridge "The Bridge"]], a character eating lunch in prison calmly continues eating even as super-soldiers bust in through the ceiling to rescue him, brutally dispatching anyone who gets in their way. He even refuses to get up from his seat until he is addressed as "Sir."

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* In the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS1E10TheBridge "The Bridge"]], "[[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS1E10TheBridge The Bridge]]", a character eating lunch in prison calmly continues eating even as super-soldiers bust in through the ceiling to rescue him, brutally dispatching anyone who gets in their way. He even refuses to get up from his seat until he is addressed as "Sir."



* 'Series/BreakingBad'':

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':



** The Host from [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned "Voyage of the Damned"]]: [[http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/s0/s0_04/audio/s0_04_aud_05.mp3?playlist=/doctorwho/playlists/s0_04/audio/s0_04_aud_05.xml&audio=1&date=&summary=Heavenly%20Host&promo=/doctorwho/medialibrary/s0/images/main-promo/s0_04_aud_05.jpg&info=&info2=&info3=&tag_file_id=s0_04_aud_05 Information: Kill. Kill. Kill.]]

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** The Host from [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned "Voyage "[[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned Voyage of the Damned"]]: Damned]]": [[http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/s0/s0_04/audio/s0_04_aud_05.mp3?playlist=/doctorwho/playlists/s0_04/audio/s0_04_aud_05.xml&audio=1&date=&summary=Heavenly%20Host&promo=/doctorwho/medialibrary/s0/images/main-promo/s0_04_aud_05.jpg&info=&info2=&info3=&tag_file_id=s0_04_aud_05 Information: Kill. Kill. Kill.]]



-->[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong "Hello, Dalek."]]
** A famous example from the classic series episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E1HorrorOfFangRock "Horror of Fang Rock"]]:
-->'''The Doctor:''' ''[with a toothy grin]'' Gentlemen, I've got news for you! This lighthouse is under attack and by morning we might all be dead!
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E2DinosaursOnASpaceship "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship"]], after learning [[ThrownOutTheAirlock the fate]] of the Silurians who built the spaceship, the Doctor informs the space-pirate responsible that he's ''not'' going to rescue him from the oncoming missiles. When the villain [[SaveTheVillain begs for his life]], the Doctor's response?
-->'''The Doctor:''' Did the Silurians beg you to stop?

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-->[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong "Hello, --->'''The Doctor:''' [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong Hello, Dalek."]]
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** A famous example from the classic series episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E1HorrorOfFangRock "Horror "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E1HorrorOfFangRock Horror of Fang Rock"]]:
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Doctor:''' ''[with a toothy grin]'' Gentlemen, I've got news for you! This lighthouse is under attack and by morning we might all be dead!
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E2DinosaursOnASpaceship "Dinosaurs "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E2DinosaursOnASpaceship Dinosaurs on a Spaceship"]], Spaceship]]", after learning [[ThrownOutTheAirlock the fate]] of the Silurians who built the spaceship, the Doctor informs the space-pirate space pirate responsible that he's ''not'' going to rescue him from the oncoming missiles. When the villain [[SaveTheVillain begs for his life]], the Doctor's response?
-->'''The --->'''The Doctor:''' Did the Silurians beg you to stop?



* From Joss Whedon's ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': River Tam displayed this trait in a few episodes. But then, she was batshit, so that is also to be expected.

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* From Joss Whedon's ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': ''Series/{{Firefly}}'':
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River Tam displayed this trait in a few episodes. But then, she was batshit, so that is also to be expected.



-->He is a leaf on the wind. Watch how he soars.

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-->He --->He is a leaf on the wind. Watch how he soars.



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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has an entire martial art style built around this, the White Veil Style. The fluff on the Form charm describes it thus:

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has an entire martial art style built around this, the White Veil Style. This is so disturbing to opponents and bystanders, that it's actually harder for people to take the fight seriously enough to join in. The fluff on the Form charm describes it thus:



** This is so disturbing to opponents and bystanders, that it's actually harder for people to take the fight seriously enough to join in.



* [[TropeOverdosed Inevitable]] in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', where the majority of the setting's factions are [[WorldOfHam ALWAYS SHOUTING! ALL THE TIME!]] As a result, the more restrained Eldar and mostly-silent Necrons seem positively catatonic in comparison.

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* [[TropeOverdosed Inevitable]] in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', where the majority of the setting's factions are [[WorldOfHam ALWAYS SHOUTING! ALL THE TIME!]] As a result, the more restrained Eldar and mostly-silent Necrons seem positively catatonic in comparison.



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* Takaya of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''.

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* Takaya of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''.''VideoGame/Persona3''.



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* In ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', Magnus' only reaction to a few thousand Inquisitors facing him is annoyance that someone forgot to close the door and let the crazy people in, the "door" in question being [[spoiler:Eternity gate, capable of withstanding most of humanity can throw at them.]]
* The Undertaker of ''WebAnimation/TheBackwaterGospel'' remains disturbingly calm throughout the entire film. He remains sitting in one spot through most of the film, and doesn't even flinch when [[spoiler:the whole town starts killing each other, even less so when the Minister points a gun at him]]. And at the end of it all, he slowly gets up, whistles an IronicNurseryRhyme, and starts measuring [[spoiler:the coffin-size for the nearest dead body]].
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* In ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', Magnus' only reaction to a few thousand Inquisitors facing him is annoyance that someone forgot to close the door and let the crazy people in, the "door" in question being [[spoiler:Eternity gate, capable of withstanding most of humanity can throw at them.]]
* The Undertaker of ''WebAnimation/TheBackwaterGospel'' remains disturbingly calm throughout the entire film. He remains sitting in one spot through most of the film, and doesn't even flinch when [[spoiler:the whole town starts killing each other, even less so when the Minister points a gun at him]]. And at the end of it all, he slowly gets up, whistles an IronicNurseryRhyme, and starts measuring [[spoiler:the coffin-size for the nearest dead body]].
16th Apr '18 8:08:53 PM BreadBull
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Another deceivingly harmless state of mind, although uncomprehending: PsychopathicManchild, who often has a LackOfEmpathy. Also likely to overlap with WhileRomeBurns. TheComicallySerious is this trope PlayedForLaughs. TranquilFury seems similar on paper but is ''very'' different in practice. May cross over with MomentOfSilence. Expect this character to be StrollingThroughTheChaos while speaking in a DangerDeadpan. Compare TheSlowWalk, MajorInjuryUnderreaction, and OminousAdversarialAmusement.

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Another deceivingly harmless state of mind, although uncomprehending: PsychopathicManchild, who often has a LackOfEmpathy. Also likely to overlap with WhileRomeBurns. TheComicallySerious is this trope PlayedForLaughs. TranquilFury seems similar on paper but is ''very'' different in practice. May cross over with MomentOfSilence. Expect this character to be StrollingThroughTheChaos while speaking in a DangerDeadpan. Compare TheSlowWalk, MajorInjuryUnderreaction, UnfazedEveryman, and OminousAdversarialAmusement.
14th Apr '18 5:57:23 PM Logograph
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* For someone that goes through such absolute hell, Ethan Winters of VideoGame/ResidentEvil7Biohazard is... strangely calm about the whole ordeal. He [[spoiler:gets a hand chainsawed off]] and barely reacts to it. He can also [[spoiler:get a leg cut off]] and still his reaction is of puzzlement rather than pain or panicking. However, this is only present in the English version; other dubs tend to make him much more emotional.
4th Apr '18 5:45:26 AM Monolaf317
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* Nurse Takano Miyo from ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' often talks in a [[strike:stoned]] calm, friendly tone about horrible ritualistic murders. Considering that most of the rest of the cast tends to go psychotically AxCrazy, her nonchalant attitude sticks out.

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* Nurse Takano Miyo from ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' often talks in a [[strike:stoned]] calm, friendly tone about horrible ritualistic murders. Considering that most of the rest of the cast tends to go psychotically AxCrazy, her nonchalant attitude sticks out.
4th Apr '18 5:45:09 AM Monolaf317
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** We're not kidding. [[http://c.mhcdn.net/store/manga/228/06-048.0/compressed/monster_v06_c048_p170.jpg Is this]] [[http://i36.mangapanda.com/monster/8/monster-39710.jpg how you're supposed to look]] [[http://img1.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire4/d2ce7ebef9cd26bd2cc579b8bd51488c1242671760_full.jpg after you KILL PEOPLE?!]]

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** We're not kidding. [[http://c.mhcdn.net/store/manga/228/06-048.0/compressed/monster_v06_c048_p170.jpg Is this]] [[http://i36.mangapanda.com/monster/8/monster-39710.jpg how you're supposed to look]] look [[http://img1.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire4/d2ce7ebef9cd26bd2cc579b8bd51488c1242671760_full.jpg after you KILL PEOPLE?!]]
1st Apr '18 6:20:31 PM Tropegod
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* [[Manga/VampirePrincessMiyu "I will not return you to the darkness...]] You, ''I will burn to ashes".''

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* [[Manga/VampirePrincessMiyu "I will not return you to the darkness...]] You, ''I will burn to ashes".'''' Nico Robin fits this trope she often explains how she and her group can die in a situation well smileing
15th Mar '18 6:54:25 AM gb00393
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** Daenerys often affects this demeanor while holding court as part of her attempt to be TheHighQueen.

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** Daenerys often affects this demeanor while holding court as part of her attempt to be TheHighQueen.TheHighQueen, complete with a CreepyMonotone, and, if you're ''really'' unlucky, a polite half-smile.
14th Mar '18 9:41:44 AM FF32
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* The townspeople of ''VideoGame/{{Harvester}}'' tend to be constantly cheerful and upbeat, even when things becomes increasingly violent and surreal, such as when [[PlayerCharacter Steve]]'s mother gently and calmly [[spoiler:pushes her infant daughter's eyes back into their sockets after the wasp eggs she's infected with hatch]]. If you show your neighbor the bones [[spoiler:of her daughter]], she'll offer you refreshments while she calls the police, and never stops her saccharine tone.
-->'''Mrs. Pottsdam:''' ''(on the phone)'' Hello, sheriff? Mrs. Pottsdam here. Steve took [[spoiler:Stephanie's]] bones. Yes, he's right here. ''(to Steve)'' The sheriff says hello, Steve. He'll be coming by to pick you up. ''(to Sheriff Duane)'' Now tell me, Duane, how have you been?
7th Mar '18 5:10:55 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''Fanfic/{{Infinity}}'', [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Lindy]] invokes this after Fate and Chrono are badly injured, mainly because she would terrify everybody with her seething MamaBear rage if she didn't. While she does manage to keep her emotions in check, she still ends up radiating a killing intent that scares poor Amy half to death.

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* In ''Fanfic/{{Infinity}}'', [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Lindy]] invokes this after Fate and Chrono are badly injured, mainly because she would terrify everybody with her seething MamaBear rage if she didn't. While she does manage to keep her emotions in check, she still ends up radiating a killing intent KillingIntent that scares poor Amy half to death.
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