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26th Jul '17 1:57:12 PM gb00393
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** A particularly disturbing one happens in Season 4: at the end of Tyrion's trial by combat, her champion the Mountain crushes Prince Oberyn's head into a bloody pulp all the while boasting how he raped and murdered his sister before killing her children. Pan to Cersei, who looks as happy she ever does.

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** A particularly disturbing one happens in Season 4: at the end of Tyrion's trial by combat, her Cersei's champion the Mountain crushes Prince Oberyn's head into a bloody pulp all the while boasting how he raped and murdered his sister before killing her children. Pan to Cersei, who looks as happy she ever does.
26th Jul '17 1:56:27 PM gb00393
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** A particularly disturbing one happens in Season 4: at the end of Tyrion's trial by combat, her champion the Mountain crushes Prince Oberyn's head into a bloody pulp all the while boasting how he raped and murdered his sister before killing her children. Pan to Cersei, who looks as happy she ever does.
** After Tommen's body in a rare moment of GoryDiscretionShot, to boot is shown to Cersei, she doesn't show much reaction, making it one of her most disturbing moments in the series.
30th Jun '17 3:17:09 PM Monolaf317
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* The Diclonii from ''Manga/ElfenLied'' are masters of this, especially Lucy. The anime opens with her calmly walking through a high-security military unit, [[FullFrontalAssault stark naked]] but for a large metal helmet, gently humming to herself whilst hideously ripping apart and mutilating dozens of soldiers.
** [[PsychopathicManchild But,]] this is after [[BreakTheCutie all the breaking they have endured]], so calling their emotions this is fearsome.

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* The Diclonii from ''Manga/ElfenLied'' are masters of this, especially Lucy. The anime opens with her calmly walking through a high-security military unit, [[FullFrontalAssault stark naked]] but for a large metal helmet, gently humming to herself whilst hideously ripping apart and mutilating dozens of soldiers.
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soldiers. [[PsychopathicManchild But,]] this is after [[BreakTheCutie all the breaking they have endured]], so calling their emotions this is fearsome.
29th Jun '17 3:02:45 PM Monolaf317
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* ''Anime/YuriOnIce'': In probably the most unsettling scene in the show, when Victor [[CryCute bursts into tears]] after Yuri [[spoiler: proclaims he's retiring during the Grand Prix Finals]], Yuri's reaction is to calmly reach out and pull back Victor's hair so he can watch him cry more closely, and basically say with with little tone or inflection, [[LackOfEmpathy "I'm surprised to see you cry."]]
21st Jun '17 8:14:21 AM rjd1922
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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife'''s G-man remains cool and businesslike in corpse-littered, alien-ravaged Black Mesa.

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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife'''s G-man remains cool and businesslike in corpse-littered, alien-ravaged Black Mesa.Mesa and the {{crapsack|World}}, Combine-controlled Earth that follows.



* Nagito Komaeda is the reigning king of this trope in ''VisualNovel/{{SuperDanganRonpa2}}'' to intermittently calming, tragic and disturbing effect.

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* Nagito Komaeda is the reigning king of this trope in ''VisualNovel/{{SuperDanganRonpa2}}'' ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' to intermittently calming, tragic and disturbing effect.
2nd Jun '17 4:42:00 PM immortalfrieza
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** Jedi training actively encourages being calm and collected to the point of being effectively emotionless at all times, no matter how serious and stressful a situation the Jedi finds themselves in. Jedi who fail to act like this are either apprentices, on the way to the Dark Side, or both. This attitude tends to unnerve and annoy nonForce Users when around a Jedi.
25th May '17 3:39:30 PM gb00393
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** Roose suggests torture and execution in the same tone that most people would suggest grabbing a bite to eat, as though such a thing were second nature to him. Then you realise that his sigil is a ''skinless corpse''.
24th May '17 9:33:54 AM zoop
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* ''Film/BatmanTheMovie'': The Dynamic Duo has escaped death once again! What do the bad guys do? Run around screaming, as expected. Except for the Riddler, who calmly sits down and begins plotting out the next scheme.
23rd May '17 2:39:44 PM Pupa
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* Nagito Komaeda is the reigning king of this trope in ''VisualNovel/{{SuperDanganRonpa2}}'' to intermittently calming, tragic and disturbing effect.
** It really says something about how Nagito experiences and understands the world that he has a greater emotional response to Hajime giving him a board game Hajime won on a slot machine than [[spoiler: telling Hajime that he saw his parents die in front of him as a child, he expects to die any day now due to being terminally ill and has accepted too late that [[BlueAndOrangeMorality the personal philosophy he has developed to cope with this]] means that he is going to die unloved and alone.]] Nothing big.
20th May '17 12:34:00 PM OtterFish
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* Music/WarrenZevon has played around with this, which goes with the territory of his kind of [[BlackHumor offbeat]] [[SurrealHumor humor]]. For example, "Excitable Boy", from the album of the same name, recounts some of the life of a deranged murderer in an apathetic to slightly happy tone, reminiscent of contemporary [[TheSeventies 70s]] pop schlock.
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